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Highland Club News

Thirteen members of the Highland Club met at the La Porte City Community Center on May 10, 2017. President Kathy Norris invited a response to roll call to be, “My favorite Mother’s Day.” Our hostess was Nancy Olson who served refreshments. The afternoon was spent playing “500” with prizes going to: Janice Vaughn-high, Maxeen Anton-second high, tied with JoAnn Johnson.  The next meeting will be June 7th, with Marge Moore serving as hostess.

Adventures at the Museum – June 7, 2017

By Jan Erdahl, Museum Director
School is out, the pool is open and Festival of Trails is right around the corner. When you are looking for ways to add some fun and education to your summer don’t forget to check out all the activities the Museum has going on. Watch next week’s Progress Review for a complete listing of our summer enrichment classes.
Our first summer enrichment class, “Back to Nature: Birds and Butterflies” will be Thursday, June 8th from 11:00-12:30 at the Rural Iowa Heritage Center at 413 Chestnut. It is designed for preschool students age 4-5. Students will learn about the birds and butterflies around us and the important role they play. Students will play games, and make a birdhouse and a butterfly craft to take home. Students should bring a sack lunch to enjoy picnic style at our butterfly garden. Cost of the class is $10.00. To register you may stop by the Museum and pick up a form or call the Museum at 319-342-3619.
Iowa Museum Week is June 12-18th. The perfect way to celebrate Iowa Museum Week is to stop in and see us! We are open Tuesday and Wednesday from 11-4 and Thursday from 11-6. Come and see all that our Museum has to offer! As the conclusion to Iowa Museum Week and also to celebrate Festival of Trails we will be offering the traveling ISU Bug Zoo at the Main Street Museum on Saturday, June 17th. The Museum will be open on from 11-2. Come and see hissing cockroaches, scorpions, spiders, tarantulas and scores of other critters that go bump in the night! This hands on activity teaches about the world of arthropods. Get your kids up off the couch and explore nature and the world around them. This is event is FREE, provided through the support of the La Porte City Council on Aging. Be sure to thank them for their support of this event. In addition to the Bug Zoo at the Main Museum, we will be open at the Rural Iowa Heritage Center. Students who learn the “stop, drop and roll” technique will be rewarded with a Dalmatian fire hat. This activity will run from 11-2, while supplies last.

Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors – June 1, 2017

Waterloo, Iowa June 1, 2017
 
 
                The Board of Supervisors of the County of Black Hawk, in the State of Iowa, met in special adjourned meeting at the Courthouse in Waterloo, County Seat of said County, at ten o’clock (10:00) a.m., pursuant to law, to the rules of said Board, and to adjournment.  The meeting was called to order and on roll call there were present: Frank Magsamen, Chair; Linda Laylin, Tom Little, Chris Schwartz and Craig White.
                Absent:  None.
 
                Unless otherwise noted, all actions were approved unanimously.
 
                Moved by Little, seconded by White that the AGENDA be received and place on file with the County Auditor as approved.  Motion carried.
 
                The Board of Supervisors discussed the financial condition of Country View.  Finance Director Susan Deaton said that she estimates that expenditures will exceed revenues for Country View by about $712,000 in Fiscal Year 2018, and that the deficit in FY19 will likely be $1.5 million, not including depreciation or capital purchases. Country View Administrator Dennis Coleman and Assistant Administrator Genevieve Schafer explained how Medicaid rates aren’t covering the costs for residents, especially since they aren’t able to get an enhanced rate for residents with a diagnosis of persistent mental illness who are under 65 years old.  Schwartz asked why the privately-owned Harmony House can profitably accommodate residents on Medicaid.  Coleman said it was because Harmony House is part of a 30-home system that can spread its expenses.  Little asked how other counties closed their nursing homes without encountering the same cost issues as Black Hawk County.  County Social Services CEO Bob Lincoln said it was because other counties moved their residents to residential care, while Black Hawk County decided to be a safety net for individuals with complex diagnoses who need specially trained staff.  He said that some Country View clients would be addressed in other counties under support for the poor.  Coleman said that Country View takes individuals that other facilities will not, and 70-75% of its residents are from Black Hawk County.  He said that Brighton Consulting Group, which contracts with the county to provide essential business services, has recently explained Country View’s uniqueness to the Iowa Department of Human Services, which could conceivably put Country View in the same class with two specialized facilities in Polk County that receive $500-$700/day reimbursements for residents.
                Coleman said there is a plan to reduce the facility’s population so that staffing can be reduced, thus reducing costs.  Schafer said that wages and benefits will continue to rise, and while reimbursement rates may rise as well, there is no certainty of it or any way to estimate the amount.  Schwartz asked about overtime usage.  Coleman said that the union contract requires that overtime be offered to county staff before outside agencies are contacted, and that some employees are creative in earning overtime pay.  He said that Country View employees make greater use of the Family Medical Leave Act than any other facility he’s worked at.  He said that use of outside agencies hasn’t been reduced as much as planned for in the FY17 budget, but it has dropped from $650,000 in FY16 to an estimated $370,000 in FY17.
                Lincoln said that if the county made a proposition to the County Social Services (CSS) consortium to realign Country View for CSS purposes he would champion that proposal to the CSS Board.  He said that board would need to be approached soon, and it would need time to determine the vision, investment, return and the benefit for the 22 counties.  He said that with a $1.5 million investment from the region, the population went from 95% Black Hawk residents to 75%, and if they doubled down on their investment, they would focus even more on a region-wide population.  He visualized Country View as a campus where CSS would serve all needs not as a placement but as a rehabilitation center that would focus on getting residents back in the community.  He said Iowa has lost the balance between public institutional support and a private network.  The supervisors agreed that the state and federal government levels were abdicating their responsibilities to and passing the cost to the counties.  Lincoln said the facility would need to have private rooms.  Coleman agreed that that would be the way to go, but a lot of costly reconstruction would be needed at Country View to realize this.  Schwartz and Laylin asked if CSS’s $11 million reserve, which is supposed to be spent down to $3-4 million in the next three years, could be used for building renovation.  Lincoln said it was a possibility, if the 22 partners saw it as valuable to the region.
                Shirley Patchin, resident advocate at Country View, said that paying overtime to the employees was less costly than paying outside agencies, and the county employees were more familiar with the residents.  Tom Eachus, director of Black Hawk/Grundy Mental Health, said he has watched the debate on Country View for 29 years, and his point is that a certain number of people there can’t get the care they need anywhere else, and if the attitude at the federal level trickles down to the local level, we will need more jails, because that’s where those people will end up.  Joann Finkenbinder asked if Lincoln’s plan was adopted whether there would be any long-term care at Country View.  Lincoln said the license would be for long-term support services, but the focus is now how to rehabilitate people to the point where they have the least supervision possible. 
Schwartz asked how long a transition to the plan presented by Lincoln would take.  Coleman said two to three years.  Lincoln said the decision to change is taking the most time, and once that is done, things can move quickly.  Magsamen said that the Iowa legislature says that the counties need to address individuals with complex issues, and he hoped the state will look at the situation and reflect the legislature’s intent.  He asked to meet with Lincoln and Coleman the following week to work on a proposal for the CSS board.  He and the other supervisors expressed their gratitude to the employees at Country View. 
 
                On motion and vote the meeting adjourned.
 
Frank Magsamen, Chair, Board of Supervisors                             
Grant Veeder, County Auditor

Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors – May 30, 2017

Waterloo, Iowa May 30, 2017
 
 
                The Board of Supervisors of the County of Black Hawk, in the State of Iowa, met in regular adjourned meeting at the Courthouse in Waterloo, County Seat of said County, at nine o’clock (9:00) a.m., pursuant to law, to the rules of said Board, and to adjournment.  The meeting was called to order and on roll call there were present: Frank Magsamen, Chair; Linda Laylin, Chris Schwartz and Craig White.
                Absent:  Tom Little.
 
                Unless otherwise noted, all actions were approved unanimously, Little absent.
 
                Moved by White, seconded by Schwartz that the AGENDA be received and place on file with the County Auditor as approved.  Motion carried.
 
                PUBLIC COMMENTS.  Josh Balk of the Black Hawk County Soil and Water Conservation District gave the supervisors copies of a book that was published in conjunction with a University of Northern Iowa Service Learning program that includes stories from area residents describing the natural beauty of Black Hawk County.
 
                White moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.
                BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED  by the Board of Supervisors of Black Hawk County, that the Board of Supervisors APPROVE EXPENDITURES, and that the County Auditor be authorized and directed to ISSUE CHECKS, against the various settlement of such claims as allowed:
 

 
GENERAL BASIC FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

12102
IPERS
ipers
106,961.22

12155
IA DEPT OF REV
state pay
17.14

12216
COLLECTION SVC CTR
oth pay
691.64

12217
IRS
fed pay
69,679.57

12218
IA DEPT OF REV
state pay
28,351.79

12219
IPERS
ipers
105,964.82

12220
SSA
fica
98,827.06

12221
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY
oth pay
127.50

12226
BICKLEY, MARK
svc
920.00

12229
DUNCAN, TARA
svc
805.00

12230
DWD INVESTMENTS
rent
100.00

12234
HERNANDEZ , JASON
svc
385.00

12235
HOLZAPFEL SUZANNE
svc
10.00

12237
IRISH REPORTING
svc
175.30

12238
JUNKER RENTALS
rent
200.00

12241
KLENK, BRENDA L B
svc
222.50

12242
KRUSE DAVID
rent
445.20

12243
LAW OFFICE OF CHRISTINA SHRIVER
svc
102.00

12244
LOCKSPERTS INC
eq
9.60

12245
MAIL SVCS
svc
4,064.30

12246
MARCO INC
maint
37.00

12247
MATT PARROTT/STOREY KENWORTHY
supl
7.50

12249
MCKESSON MEDICAL SURGICAL
supl
995.43

12250
MEADOW RIDGE WLOO
rent
275.00

12251
MENARDS WLOO
supl
128.18

12252
METRO INVESTMENTS MULTI UNIT
rent
200.00

12253
PEHL, KRISTIN
rent
625.00

12254
PER MAR SECURITY SVCS
svc
3,699.71

12255
PIKORA, JOSHUA
reimb
95.00

12257
PTS OF AMERICA
svc
1,188.60

12258
RITE PRICE OFFICE SUPL INC
supl
728.05

12260
SHAHNAZ CORP
rent
375.00

12261
SUPERIOR WELDING SUPL
svc
1,088.57

12262
TEJ & TJJ
rent
250.00

12264
VALLEY PROPERTY ALLIANCE
rent
425.00

12267
BUCK BRENDA
mil
69.81

12268
RAMIREZ BOBBI
mil
204.36

12269
SCHMITZ MONICA I
reimb
67.08

12270
TAYLOR CHRISTINE
reimb
158.11

12271
DEWITT GABRIELLE
mil
64.74

301451
IDAHO HOUSING FINANCE ASSOC
svc
261.00

301452
AFLAC
ins
2,257.28

301453
AFLAC
ins
2,197.72

301454
AFSCME IOWA COUNCIL 61
oth pay
701.25

301455
COMMUNITY HLTH CHARITIES IA
oth pay
43.00

301456
IUPAT DISTRICT COUNCIL 81
oth pay
608.96

301457
MADISON NATL LIFE INS
ins
551.60

301458
MN CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT CTR
oth pay
275.00

301459
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com
5,245.00

301460
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com
997.50

301461
NM CHILD SUPPORT
oth pay
208.15

301462
PECU
oth pay
26,485.00

301463
TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION #238
oth pay
2,807.97

301464
ABD PROPERTY MGMT
rent
515.00

301465
ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC
svc
811.44

301467
BOHLMANN SHANE
rent
200.00

301468
C&S REAL ESTATE
rent
225.00

301469
CAMPBELL SUPL WLOO
supl
157.42

301470
CF UTILITIES
util
48.03

301471
CF UTILITIES
util
130.85

301473
CENTURYLINK
tel
1,835.87

301475
CLH MANAGEMENT INC
rent
225.00

301476
COOK MICHAEL S
rent
200.00

301477
CORINTHIAN SVCS OF IA
svc
1,000.00

301478
COURIER
publ
100.09

301479
CREATIVE PRODUCT SOURCE INC
mil
516.65

301480
CUNNINGHAM KELLY
rent
250.00

301481
DAHL VANHOVE SCHOOF FUNERAL HOME
svc
563.20

301483
DC MANAGEMENT
rent
200.00

301484
DS RENTALS
rent
300.00

301486
EASTGATE ESTATES
rent
225.00

301487
FEDEX
svc
98.90

301490
GREER FUNERAL HOME INC
svc
2,000.00

301491
HAWKEYE TOWERS APTS
rent
200.00

301492
HAWKEYE VILLAGE APT
rent
518.39

301493
HI YIELD
rent
200.00

301495
HUDSON PRINTING CO INC
publ
1,848.85

301496
HUNEMULLER, ADAM
rent
61.00

301497
IN THE LOOP PROPERTIES
rent
225.00

301499
IA ASSOC OF CO COMMISSIONERS & VETERANS
dues
50.00

301500
IA LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY
educ
1,650.00

301503
U OF IA
svc
48.00

301504
JEK PROPERTIES
rent
300.00

301505
JOHNSON WAYNE W
rent
225.00

301506
JORDAN JON
rent
160.00

301508
KH PROPERTIES
rent
325.00

301509
KOCKLER TIM
svc
4,802.37

301511
LANE 7
rent
925.00

301512
LEEHEY, JOE
rent
485.00

301513
LEXISNEXIS MATTHEW BENDER
svc
465.45

301514
LINN CO
svc
267.50

301515
LOCKE FUNERAL HOME INC
svc
1,000.00

301517
METRO INVESTMENTS
rent
225.00

301518
MID AMERICAN ENERGY
util
11.21

301519
MID AMERICAN ENERGY/SPEC ACCT
util
426.00

301522
NATL REGISTRY OF FOOD SAFETY PROF
svc
598.00

301523
NELSON LARRY
rent
275.00

301524
NORTH STAR REALTORS
rent
500.00

301526
OFFICE DEPOT
supl
188.09

301527
PARAMOUNT INVESTMENTS
rent
250.00

301528
PETERSEN, WALTER
rent
250.00

301529
PILLAR PROPERTIES
rent
225.00

301531
PRINT INNOVATIONS
svc
376.94

301532
ROYAL GROVE PROPERTIES
rent
200.00

301534
SAMS WHOLESALE CLUB
supl
407.82

301535
SANDERS FUNERAL SVC
svc
2,000.00

301537
SHRED MASTER INC
svc
42.28

301538
SPAHN AND ROSE LUMBER CO
supl
552.02

301539
STAR LEASING
eq lse
175.13

301540
STOKES SENIOR HOUSING VENTURES
rent
200.00

301541
THOMPSON PROPERTY MGMT
rent
225.00

301545
UNITY SQ TOWNHOUSES
rent
250.00

301546
CITY OF WATERLOO
fuel
60.63

301547
WLOO WATER WORKS
util
88.00

301548
WLOO WATER WORKS
tuil
335.75

301549
WICKHAM FRANK
rent
200.00

301550
WINDSTREAM IA COMMUNICATIONS
tel
3,200.77

301551
HAMLYN ALYSSA
mil
54.33

301552
REMETCH LEE ANN
mil
46.80

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
GENERAL SUPPLEMENTAL FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

12102
IPERS
ipers
851.19

12217
IRS
fed pay
446.25

12218
IA DEPT OF REV
state pay
244.41

12219
IPERS
ipers
939.87

12220
SSA
fica
927.44

12231
FOUNDATION 2
svc
93.30

12232
FOUR OAKS INC
svc
2,379.15

301452
AFLAC
ins
0.84

301460
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com
275.00

301472
CENTRAL IA JUVENILE DET CTR
svc
100.00

301474
CLERK OF DISTRICT COURT
svc
2,499.53

301482
DALLAS CO
supl
480.00

301494
HILLCREST FAMILY SVCS
svc
4,151.85

301501
IA SEC OF STATE
svc
2,877.31

301502
IA STATE ASSOC OF CO AUDITORS
educ
175.00

301510
LABELS DIRECT
supl
1,125.00

301516
LUTHERAN SVCS OF IA
svc
3,485.52

301526
OFFICE DEPOT
supl
16.97

301530
POWESHIEK CO AUDITOR
supl
150.00

301542
US POST OFFICE
svc
225.00

301543
US POST OFFICE
svc
910.00

301550
WINDSTREAM IA COMMUNICATIONS
tel
20.99

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
COUNTY SERVICES FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

12102
IPERS
ipers
3,032.66

12217
IRS
fed pay
2,073.30

12218
IA DEPT OF REV
state pay
907.46

12219
IPERS
ipers
3,032.65

12220
SSA
fica
2,968.76

12221
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY
oth pay
18.00

12258
RITE PRICE OFFICE SUPL INC
supl
116.21

301452
AFLAC
ins
6.16

301453
AFLAC
ins
6.16

301456
IUPAT DISTRICT COUNCIL 81
oth pay
21.03

301457
MADISON NATL LIFE INS
ins
13.00

301459
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com
165.00

301462
PECU
oth pay
25.00

301550
WINDSTREAM IA COMMUNICATIONS
tel
116.00

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
RURAL BASIC FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

12102
IPERS
ipers
9,297.40

12217
IRS
fed pay
4,979.28

12218
IA DEPT OF REV
state pay
2,032.65

12219
IPERS
ipers
9,029.74

12220
SSA
fica
6,853.04

301452
AFLAC
ins
220.17

301453
AFLAC
ins
237.67

301457
MADISON NATL LIFE INS
ins
13.25

301459
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com
100.00

301460
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com
100.00

301462
PECU
oth pay
2,499.00

301463
TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION #238
oth pay
597.51

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
SECONDARY ROADS FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

12102
IPERS
ipers
12,614.69

12216
COLLECTION SVC CTR
oth pay
299.40

12217
IRS
fed pay
8,465.99

12218
IA DEPT OF REV
state pay
3,663.82

12219
IPERS
ipers
12,430.86

12220
SSA
fica
12,218.12

12225
ACES
svc
31.50

12227
BMC AGGREGATES
supl
28,580.96

12233
G&K SERVICES
svc
28.70

12247
MATT PARROTT/STOREY KENWORTHY
supl
43.66

12251
MENARDS WLOO
misc
62.37

12258
RITE PRICE OFFICE SUPL INC
supl
71.24

12259
SCOTT VAN KEPPEL
misc
5,257.94

12263
TESTAMERICA LABS INC
svc
31.50

12265
WEBER PAPER CO
supl
97.37

301452
AFLAC
ins
240.35

301453
AFLAC
ins
240.35

301455
COMMUNITY HLTH CHARITIES IA
oth pay
13.00

301457
MADISON NATL LIFE INS
ins
62.20

301459
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com
440.00

301460
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com
25.00

301462
PECU
oth pay
3,030.50

301463
TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION #238
oth pay
1,383.00

301470
CF UTILITIES
util
63.84

301473
CENTURYLINK
tel
224.54

301485
E CENTRAL IA COOP
util
1,787.50

301488
FORCE AMERICA INC
supl
1,547.88

301489
CITY OF GILBERTVILLE
util
68.54

301507
JORDANS NURSERY
supl
880.00

301518
MID AMERICAN ENERGY
util
42.81

301520
MURPHY TRACTOR & EQUIP CO
supl
474.52

301521
NAPA AUTO PARTS
prts
23.30

301525
NORTHERN IOWA CONSTRUCTION
svc
2,294.50

301533
SADLER POWER TRAIN INC
supl
84.39

301544
UNITY POINT – ALLEN HOSP
svc
127.00

301550
WINDSTREAM IA COMMUNICATIONS
tel
48.45

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
JAIL COMMISSARY FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

12102
IPERS
ipers
244.74

12217
IRS
fed pay
106.37

12218
IA DEPT OF REV
state pay
28.24

12219
IPERS
ipers
178.02

12220
SSA
fica
183.04

12228
BOB BARKER CO INC
supl
169.12

12239
KEEFE SUPL CO
supl
2,513.24

12248
MCKEE FOODS
food
62.48

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
ROADS & BRIDGES-DS FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

12223
BANKERS TRUST
svc
148.00

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

12223
BANKERS TRUST
svc
35.00

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

12224
BANKERS TRUST
svc
67.00

12256
PPG ARCHITECTURAL FINISHES INC
supl
604.36

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
RURAL SEWER FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

12240
KEYSTONE LABS INC
svc
101.50

301518
MID AMERICAN ENERGY
util
242.74

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
INSURANCE TRUST FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

12215
NAVITUS HLTH SOLUTIONS
ins
19,734.33

12222
PREFERRED ONE INS CO
ins
111,073.85

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
FLEXIBLE SPENDING FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

12213
ADVANTAGE ADMINISTRATORS
flx sp
5,029.14

12214
ADVANTAGE ADMINISTRATORS
flx sp
1,573.30

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
SOLID WASTE ADMIN FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

12102
IPERS
ipers
603.78

12217
IRS
fed pay
501.27

12218
IA DEPT OF REV
state pay
223.79

12219
IPERS
ipers
603.78

12220
SSA
fica
620.84

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
E911 SERVICE COMMISSION FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

301518
MID AMERICAN ENERGY
util
21.13

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

12102
IPERS
ipers
518.30

12217
IRS
fed pay
380.43

12218
IA DEPT OF REV
state pay
156.03

12219
IPERS
ipers
518.30

12220
SSA
fica
526.30

12221
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY
oth pay
1.00

12236
INRCOG
svc
142.46

301459
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com
50.00

301473
CENTURYLINK
tel
179.23

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
COUNTY ASSESSOR FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

12102
IPERS
ipers
3,998.57

12217
IRS
fed pay
2,616.27

12218
IA DEPT OF REV
state pay
1,243.33

12219
IPERS
ipers
4,002.48

12220
SSA
fica
4,596.26

12221
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY
oth pay
1.00

12266
WELLMARK
ins
8,814.30

301457
MADISON NATL LIFE INS
ins
47.05

301459
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com
1,295.00

301460
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com
145.00

301462
PECU
oth pay
1,723.00

301498
INSTITUTE OF IA CERTIFIED ASSESSORS
educ
600.00

301550
WINDSTREAM IA COMMUNICATIONS
tel
61.57

                AYES:  Laylin, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
                NAYS:  None.
                ABSENT:  Little.                                               Resolution adopted.
 
White moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.
                BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Black Hawk County, that the Board of Supervisors APPROVE EXPENDITURES, and that Country View Care Facility be authorized and directed to ISSUE CHECKS, against the various settlements of such claims as allowed:
 

COUNTRY VIEW ENTERPRISE FUND

 
 
 
 

18862
ACCESSIBLE MEDICAL IA
svc
7,166.88

18863
ALLEN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SVCS
svc
773.00

18864
ANDERSON ERICKSON DAIRY
food
683.20

18865
BHC TREASURER
ipers/ins
273,192.45

18866
CANTATA HEALTH
eq
4,264.00

18867
ROBERT S GRITTMANN
svc
2,000.00

18868
EARTHGRAINS BAKING CO
food
74.56

18869
GRAPETREE MEDICAL STAFFING,INC
svc
374.00

18870
GRP & ASSOCIATES
svc
275.00

18871
HELPING HANDS HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS
svc
11,501.25

18872
HOCKENBERGS
food
256.68

18873
LANCASTER ENTERPRISES
food
200.16

18874
MARTIN BROS
food
7,593.98

18875
OKEEFE ELEVATOR CO INC
svc
268.16

18876
WLOO COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT
svc
130.17

18877
WATERLOO OIL CO INC
fuel
1,834.03

                AYES:  Laylin, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
                NAYS:  None.
                ABSENT:  Little.                                               Resolution adopted.
 
                RECEIVE PROJECT UPDATES FROM DEPARTMENT HEADS/ELECTED OFFICIALS.  County Engineer Cathy Nicholas said Poyner Road would continue to be closed for two weeks, and then the resurfacing of 27th Street will begin, which road will be open with a pilot car.  The old Hammond Avenue bridge has been removed and the road will be closed about six weeks.  Free 911 signs will be available until June 1, at which point there will be a charge.
                Finance Director Susan Deaton said the county had again been awarded the Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the county’s comprehensive annual financial report.  Magsamen thanked Deaton and the Auditor’s Office for their work.
 
                Moved by Laylin, seconded by Schwartz that the MINUTES of the Board Meeting held May 23, 2017 be and are hereby approved as submitted. Motion carried.
 
                CONSENT AGENDA
White moved the following RESOLUTION seconded by Schwartz.

TO APPROVE, RECEIVE, PLACE ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY AUDITOR

The Board of Supervisors APPROVE INTERGOVERNMENTAL JOURNAL ENTRIES, and that the County Auditor be authorized and directed to TRANSFER monies within the various funds as submitted.

Transfer from Fund
 Amount
Transfer to Fund
 Amount

GENERAL BASIC
807.74
SECONDARY ROADS
807.74

The CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE for ATS Specialized Inc., B&B Lock & Key Inc., BC Construction Inc., Beaver Hills Country Club, CliftonLarsenAllen LLP, Dave Gryp Construction Inc., Forterra Inc., Employee Benefits Corporation, Friends of the Gilbertville Depot, Larson Construction Company, M & K Dust Control MGM LLC, Northland Products Co., Turkey Ridge Dive Management Inc., West Union Trenching LLC, and Whole Excavation LLC.

TO RECEIVE AND PLACE ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY AUDITOR
The MANURE MANAGEMENT PLAN (MMP) update submitted by Irv Weber d/b/a Home Farm Facility ID #68517 located at 1232 Dubuque Road, Jesup, in Black Hawk County pursuant to 567 Iowa Administrative Code §455B.
The MANURE MANAGEMENT PLAN (MMP) update submitted by Tom and Luanne Schneider d/b/a Schneider & Schneider Pork Farms, Inc. Facility ID #59495 located at 9717 Ansborough Avenue, Waterloo, in Black Hawk County pursuant to 567 Iowa Administrative Code §455B.

 

The NOTIFICATION OF SALE OF EQUIPMENT (sale request February 28, 2017) from the Engineer’s Office for a 1996 Mower (601), Asset #5050-46 in the amount of $882.50 and a 1994 Ford (40), Asset #8007090074 in the amount of $6,507.50.
The 2015 Annual Audit Reports from UnityPoint Health as required by Chapter 230A.16(3) of the Code of Iowa.
The 2016 Impact Report from Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.
TO APPROVE AND DIRECT THE CHAIR TO SIGN
The FIREWORKS PERMIT request by Jim and Billie Bailey for June 10, 2017 through July 8, 2017 to be held at their acreage at 1504 Hearst Road, Cedar Falls, Iowa with Pyrotechnics done by Jim Bailey.

                AYES:  Laylin, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
                NAYS:  None.
                ABSENT:  Little.                                               Resolution adopted.
 
                CONSENT AGENDA ENDS
 
                Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by White.
                BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the BID from P&K Midwest, Waterloo, Iowa for a commercial grade mower in the amount of $6,800.00 be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same as recommended by Rory Geving, Maintenance Superintendent.
                AYES:  Laylin, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
                NAYS:  None.
                ABSENT:  Little.                                               Resolution adopted.
 
                Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.
                BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the BID from Patten Equipment, Urbana, Iowa for a utility trailer in the amount of $2,669.00 be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same as recommended by Rory Geving, Maintenance Superintendent.
                Magsamen said Maintenance needed a trailer that could move heavier equipment, and that this and the mower approved above cost a total of $1,500 more than was budgeted for them.  White asked what the bid from a local bidder was.  Laylin said $3,860.
                AYES:  Laylin, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
                NAYS:  None.
                ABSENT:  Little.                                               Resolution adopted.
 
                Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.
                BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the MONTHLY SERVICE AGREEMENT EXTENSION with Black Hawk County and ACES, Cedar Falls, Iowa for Platinum TLC Information Technology Support services in the amount of $19,820/month be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same as recommended by Kim Veeder, IT Director. 
                Veeder said that the new agreement results in an annual decrease of $42,516, it includes hardware that the county didn’t have before, two new firewalls, a system intrusion event management security product, new access points at other county buildings and additional security training.  White asked if the reduction of cost indicates that ACES had been overcharging the county in the past.  Veeder said that ACES says their increased familiarity with county systems lowers their costs.  White asked when a decision will be made on the future staffing of the Information Technology Department.  Veeder said that she proposed hiring a county employee in February but the Board voted it down.  White said that was because there wasn’t a plan.  Laylin said that Veeder and former Human Resources Director Audra Heineman had developed a plan.  Dave Hanson of ACES said that in addition to increased familiarity, they have automated tools that learn over time, so ACES has increased the number of service tickets while reducing the time to complete them.  Assistant County Attorney Peter Burk said that he reviewed the agreement and it is ready to go.  Magsamen asked if there has been progress on IT issues facing departments.  Veeder said that she and Hanson met with all county departments and the meetings were mostly positive.  She said they can be more proactive than reactive now, working on vulnerabilities and future plans.  Magsamen asked if she was working on staff evaluations.  Veeder said she had discussed it with the previous HR director and would do so with new Director Deb Bunger.
                AYES:  Laylin, Schwartz, Magsamen.
                NAYS:  White.
                ABSENT:  Little.                                               Resolution adopted.
 
                White moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.
                BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the AGREEMENT between Black Hawk County and Employee Benefits Corporation, Madison, WI for Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) administration services for Black Hawk County effective July 1, 2017 be approved and direct Chair to sign for same as recommended by Deb Bunger, Human Resources Director.
                Bunger said that the prior vendor, 121 Benefits, has changed its business model and increased their charges.  Employee Benefits Corporation is also the county’s new flex spending provider.
                AYES:  Laylin, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
                NAYS:  None.
                ABSENT:  Little.                                               Resolution adopted.
 
                White moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.
                BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the TERMINATION LETTER of the current contract between Black Hawk County and 121 Benefits regarding the COBRA administration for Black Hawk County effective July 1, 2017 be approved and direct Chair to sign for same as recommended by Deb Bunger, Human Resources Director.
                AYES:  Laylin, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
                NAYS:  None.
                ABSENT:  Little.                                               Resolution adopted.
 
                Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.
                BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to approve the POSITION RECLASSIFICATION of Marianne Wood from a Human Resources Technician (pay grade 264/GS14) to a Human Resources Specialist (pay grade 265/GS15) with a 5% annual salary increase effective June 4, 2017 as recommended by Deb Bunger, Human Resources Director.
                Bunger said that she has experienced all the duties in the office and knows how she wants to divide duties more evenly and cross-train employees.
                AYES:  Laylin, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
                NAYS:  None.
                ABSENT:  Little.                                               Resolution adopted.
 
                White moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.
                BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to approve the POSITION ACTION REQUEST for the Compensation and Benefits Specialist position (pay grade 267/GS17) to be replaced with a Human Resources Specialist position (pay grade 265/GS15) and advertise to fill the vacancy effective May 30, 2017 as recommended by Deb Bunger, Human Resources Director.
                AYES:  Laylin, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
                NAYS:  None.
                ABSENT:  Little.                                               Resolution adopted.
 
                White moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.
                BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the REQUEST FOR PURCHASE OF CAPITAL EQUIPMENT submitted by Catherine Nicholas, County Engineer, be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same: $2,000 for Civil 3D Jumpstart software.
                Nicholas said that this will be paid for from unspent FY17 computer funds.
                AYES:  Laylin, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
                NAYS:  None.
                ABSENT:  Little.                                               Resolution adopted.
 
                Schwartz moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the REQUEST FOR PURCHASE OF CAPITAL EQUIPMENT submitted by Catherine Nicholas, County Engineer, be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same: $3,280 for a 1 millimeter GPS Rover Kit.
Nicholas said this will allow the technician getting topography elevations and the surveyor to use their equipment at the same time, increasing efficiency and productivity.  White asked why it wasn’t in the budget. Nicholas said she had originally asked for tablets, and now she’ll seek to purchase those in a couple of years.
                AYES:  Laylin, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
                NAYS:  None.
                ABSENT:  Little.                                               Resolution adopted.
 
                Moved by Laylin, seconded by Schwartz that the CERTIFICATE OF COST ALLOCATION PLAN for Black Hawk County for recovered administrative expenses for FY2018 be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same as recommended by Cost Advisory Services, Inc., (CAS, Inc.) Johnston, Iowa.  Motion carried.
 
                ANY REPORTS OR INFORMATION FROM THE BOARD.  Magsamen thanked White for his work on Memorial Day events.  White said more people should show respect for veterans who gave their lives for their country by attending the Memorial Day parade and events at Memorial Hall.
 
WORK SESSION.  The Board discussed the impact of the 2017 legislative session on County government with Gary Grant and Larry Murphy, lobbyists for the Urban County Coalition, of which Black Hawk County is a member.  They discussed the following:  The commercial property tax backfill, where the state did not reduce the amount appropriated for counties but indicated that it would probably be reduced in the future.  Mental Health Funding, where levy inequity within regions was eliminated but replaced with a regional spending cap.  Water Quality, where nothing was passed.  Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP), where the appropriation was reduced from the usual $14-$16 million to $12 million.  Voter ID, where voters will have to provide specified identification at the polls, and the time for voting absentee was shortened.  Collective bargaining, where most public sector union contract negotiations will be limited to base wages.  Gun rights expansion, which is unclear about the legality of banning weapons in public buildings, which will probably have to be determined through lawsuits.  Road Fund Swap, where the state will keep federal road and bridge money normally sent to cities and counties and replace it with state dollars, which aren’t governed by Davis-Bacon Act requirements.  Minimum wage, where the state prohibited local governments from establishing minimum wage laws or regulating consumer packaging.  The supervisors said they found most of the changes to cause unfunded mandates for counties or to reduce county home rule.
 
                WORK SESSION.  County Engineer Cathy Nicholas discussed a number of issues with the Board.  First was how to address small cities where the county shares a road project, like Raymond presently and Janesville next year.  Nicholas said that the county has more roads, hence more state money, and it can get better deals on large projects than the cities can on small projects, so it’s a benefit for the taxpayer if the county pays for the portion of the project in the city.  She said she had done this previously through change orders that normally don’t go to the Board, but she found out that this specific type of change legally should be approved by the Board. The Board said that she should include the shouldering on the Raymond side of the road, and then should develop a policy that would possibly set a threshold on when the county should absorb the full project and when a city should pay.  White said the county should complete the shouldering and send Raymond a bill.
                Nicholas said the county now has an Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management program, and is eligible for Living Roadway Trust Funds, which require a local match of 20% for submitted plans.  She wished to purchase an all-terrain vehicle and a sprayer with a boom to attach to the back, for a total cost of $17,460.  The county would be responsible for $5,274.50, which she does not have budgeted.  The Board said she could use unspent funds, and she should include requests in her budget in future.
                Nicholas showed statistics on winter maintenance costs.  A mild winter accounted for an expenditure of $324,953, while the amount budgeted was $474,676.  She said only 80% of their salt contract was purchased this year, because their salt dome was full and there was nowhere else to put it.
                Nicholas updated the Board on 911 signage.  She said the ordinance was adopted November 8, 2016 and is effective June 1, 2017, so signs are free until June 1.  They sent out 3,973 post cards alerting rural residents of this in November, December and January, and 2,500 requests were made, all but 186 of which have been fulfilled.  She said sign costs were $21,625, which doesn’t include posts (they have multiple uses and weren’t purchased separately), that total labor costs including benefits were $147,033, and over 1150 hours were spent installing the signs.
 
                On motion and vote the meeting adjourned.
 
Frank Magsamen, Chair, Board of Supervisors                                   Grant Veeder, County Auditor
 

Hawkins’ Happenings – June 7, 2017

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Meet at the library from 1-3 PM on Thursday, June 8, for Hawkins Handcrafters.
You should be “Feeling Groovy”, on Friday, June 9, from 1:00-2:30 PM. Participate in creating a nutritious snack, learn healthy eating habits and fun-n-fitness in order to develop happy, healthy lifestyles. *Peanut butter will be used.
Snakes, turtles and salamanders will be our guests from Hartman Reserve Nature Center for Summer Science on Monday, June 12. Sessions are 1-2 PM for K-2nd grade and 2:30-3:30 PM for 3rd-5th grade.
Bring your creativity and take home a Father’s Day card that dad will love. Construct and decorate cards Tuesday through Thursday, June 13 through 15, from 1-6 PM.
The LEGO Batman Movie shows on Wednesday, June 14, starting at 1:15 PM. A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan. Rated PG, animation/action/adventure, runs 1 hr. and 44 min.
Hawkins Memorial Library will be closed for regular library business on Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17, for Festival of Trails.
Enjoy a free Magic Show at 1 PM Saturday, June 17, at the library. Comedy Magician Rick Eugene provides comical entertainment and magic together that is fun for the whole family.
Work with Waste Trac at the Monday Summer Science program on June 19. Explore compositing and the worm bins with great recycling activities. Sessions are from 1-2 PM for K-2nd grade and 2:30-3:30 PM for 3rd-5th grade.
Build bugs at the Tuesday, June 20, LEGORAMA program. Snap bricks with your friends from 2-4 PM.
Color and Connect on Tuesday, June 20, from 6-8 PM.
Beauty and the Beast is the 1:15 PM movie on Wednesday, June 21. An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. Rated PG, family/ fantasy/musical, plays 2 hrs. and 9 min.
Register now for Build A Better World, the library summer reading program for ages preschool through 5th grade. Fill out the reading log to earn prizes all summer long and attend our special programs scheduled in July and August.

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