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Black Hawk Board of Supervisors – June 13, 2017

Waterloo, Iowa June 13, 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, 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.
 
                PUBLIC COMMENTS.  Lon Kammeyer said he was a retired paratransit bus driver, and he wanted to thank the Board for allowing paratransit buses to enter the courthouse parking lot driveway from the exit so that passengers would be let out on the side closest to the building.
                Schwartz moved the following resolution seconded by White.
                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
 
 

 
 
 
 

12377
NEOPOST
post
10,000.00

12380
COLLECTION SVC CTR
pay/other
498.26

12381
IRS
fed
68,385.39

12382
IA DEPT OF REV
st
28,206.59

12383
SSA
fica
98,434.36

12386
BHC TREAS
pay/other
183.00

12387
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY
pay/other
127.50

12389
ACES
svc
21,220.00

12390
ADV SYS
eq rent
96.14

12391
AHLERS & COONEY
svc
1,193.00

12394
B&B LOCK & KEY
supl
16.50

12395
BDH TECH
svc
250.00

12396
MARK BICKLEY
svc
600.00

12399
BMC AGGR
supl
160.13

12400
BREMER CTY SHER
svc
22.00

12401
CBM MANAGED SVCS
svc
18,287.00

12404
CHIEF
supl
202.98

12405
CTS LANGUAGELINK
svc
251.61

12407
DEPT OF CORR SVCS
svc
17,887.63

12408
TARA DUNCAN
svc
350.00

12409
EMSL ANALYTICAL
svc
211.05

12414
GBM PROP MGMT
rent
300.00

12417
INTERSTATE ALL BATTERY CTE
supl
299.70

12420
JOHNSTONE SUPP
supl
126.10

12422
DAVID KRUSE
rent
250.00

12423
LPC PRINTING & DESIGN
publ
3,962.28

12424
MARTIN REALTORS
rent
250.00

12425
STOREY KENWORTHY
supl
566.40

12427
MENARDS
supl
563.78

12428
ON SITE INFO DESTRUC
svc
198.92

12430
KRISTIN PEHL
rent
200.00

12431
PLUNKETTS PEST CONT
svc
271.50

12433
RACOM
svc
768.56

12434
RITE PRICE OFFICE SUPP
supl
1,357.89

12437
STERICYCLE
svc
284.60

12439
WLOO COMM SCHLS
svc
1,846.94

12440
WD INVEST
rent
275.00

12441
WEBER PAPER
supl
3,406.81

12442
WEX BANK
fuel
651.41

12443
SANDRA FROHWEIN
mile
118.95

12444
ELOISE NELSON
mile
62.79

12445
ANN-MARIE NIELSEN
mile
225.62

12446
ELIZABETH ODONNELL
reimb
160.80

12448
GRANT VEEDER
mile
28.86

301626
AFSCME IA CO 61
pay/other
680.98

301627
BHC LAW ENFORCE
pay/other
492.50

301628
COMMUNITY HLTH CHARITIES
pay/other
43.00

301629
IUPAT DIST CO 81
pay/other
608.96

301630
LEGALSHIELD
pay/other
211.45

301632
MN CHILD SUPP
pay/other
275.00

301633
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def comp
5,270.00

301634
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def comp
997.50

301635
NM CHILD SUPP
pay/other
208.15

301636
PECU
pay/other
26,910.00

301637
 A & P FOOD EQUIP
eq rpr
115.00

301638
ABD PROP MGMT
rent
650.00

301639
ADV SYS
eq rent
148.36

301641
ALLEN GLASS
supl
76.94

301643
BARBARA BANTZ
svc
3.00

301646
BH WASTE DISP
svc
56.00

301647
CAMPBELL SUPP
supl
12.20

301648
CFU
util
2,188.60

301649
CENTER FOR BEHAVIORAL HLTH
educ
600.00

301650
CENTURYLINK
util
212.06

301652
CHRISTOPHERSON RENT
rent
225.00

301653
COAST TO COAST COMP PROD
supl
1,384.99

301656
COURIER
publ
833.08

301657
COV MED CTR
svc
416.00

301658
DICKEYS PRINT
svc
205.00

301662
E-KIT TRAIN
educ
650.00

301665
EMGCY PLAN & CONSULT
svc
2,800.00

301666
ENG INNOVATION
supl
220.79

301667
JOHN EVELAND
rent
550.00

301669
JOAN GILPIN
svc
6,302.22

301670
DON GRAHAM
svc
567.65

301671
GREENWAY
svc
4,035.26

301672
HAGARTY WAYCHOFF GRARUP FUNERAL
svc
565.13

301673
HAWKEYE ALARM & SIGNAL CO
svc
375.00

301674
HORIZON TOWERS
rent
225.00

301676
IA CTY INFO TECH
dues
50.00

301678
IA SEC OF ST
dues
60.00

301679
IA ST ASSOC OF CTY AUDITORS
educ
175.00

301681
UNIV OF IA
svc
241.27

301682
UNIV OF IA
svc
1,520.00

301684
K&M BURIAL
svc
575.00

301686
SCOTT KOENIG
rent
250.00

301688
DENNIS LICKTEIG
svc
1,000.00

301689
LINN CTY
svc
810.00

301690
LINN CTY
svc
60.50

301691
LPC CONNECT
util
462.07

301692
MEDIACOM
util
199.95

301693
METRO INVEST
renf
300.00

301694
MID AMER ENRGY
util
6,494.76

301695
MID AMER ENRGY/SPEC ACCT
util
623.75

301697
NATL ASSOC OF SCHOOL NURSES
dues
1,255.50

301698
NORTH STAR REAL
rent
300.00

301699
OFFICE DEPOT
supl
457.38

301700
PEOPLES COMM HLTH
svc
610.00

301701
POLK CTY SHER
svc
52.50

301702
PROSHIELD FIRE PROTECT
svc
1,310.50

301703
DORIS RUFFRIDGE
rent
200.00

301704
RYDIN DECAL
supl
228.18

301705
S&D BLDGS
rent
350.00

301709
SHRED MASTER
svc
43.12

301710
SILVER EAGLE HARLEY DAVIDSON
eq rent
3,240.00

301711
SPEE DEE DELIVERY SVC
svc
115.85

301712
STAPLES ADV
supl
718.75

301713
STETSON BLDG PROD
supl
172.30

301714
TEDS HOME & HRDWR
supl
109.11

301715
THOMPSON PROP MGMT
rent
275.00

301717
US RECORDS MIDWEST
svc
59.04

301718
VERIZON
util
40.01

301719
WASTE MGMT
svc
2,143.11

301720
WATERFALLS CAR WASH
svc
79.70

301722
CITY OF WLOO
fuel
1,696.82

301723
WLOO WATER WORKS
util
244.47

301724
WAVERLY HLTH CTR
svc
82.50

301725
WEBSTER CTY SHER
svc
20.50

301726
WELAND CLINICAL LAB
svc
569.00

301727
WHITE CONVEYOR
eq
40,054.60

301728
WILKEN PROP
rent
225.00

301730
XEROX
eq rent
86.99

301731
MOLLY EDWARDS
educ
1,005.85

301732
SARAH STEINMEYER
mile
78.00

301733
JANET WILLIAMS
mile
62.91

301735
RED CEDAR PROP
rent
275.00

301736
WINDSTREAM
util
274.20

 
 
 
 

 
GENERAL SUPPLEMENTAL FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

12381
IRS
fed
434.19

12382
IA DEPT OF REV
st
239.35

12383
SSA
fica
803.24

12448
GRANT VEEDER
educ
258.96

301634
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def comp
275.00

 
 
 
 

 
COUNTY SERVICES FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

12381
IRS
fed
2,074.99

12382
IA DEPT OF REV
st
908.49

12383
SSA
fica
2,971.24

12387
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY
pay/other
18.00

12428
ON SITE INFOR DESTRUCT
svc
27.51

12438
STERLING  COMP
eq
699.00

12447
HEATHER ROBY
mile
109.20

301629
IUPAT DIST COUN 81
pay/other
21.03

301633
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def comp
165.00

301636
PECU
pay/other
25.00

 
 
 
 

 
RURAL BASIC FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

12381
IRS
fed
5,465.71

12382
IA DEPT OF REV
st
2,168.06

12383
SSA
fica
7,220.78

301627
BHC LAW ENFORCE
pay/other
97.50

301633
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def comp
100.00

301634
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def comp
100.00

301636
PECU
pay/other
2,499.00

301721
CITY OF WLOO
svc
77.00

301734
MONAT BUILT
rfd
3,155.60

 
 
 
 

 
SECONDARY ROADS FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

12376
HARMS OIL
fuel
12,849.94

12380
COLL SVC CTR
pay/other
230.30

12381
IRS
fed
8,704.84

12382
IA DEPT OF REV
st
3,766.40

12383
SSA
fica
12,485.04

12392
ANTON SALES
supl
25.87

12393
ASPRO
svc
113,799.59

12398
BHC TREAS
svc
50.46

12399
BMC AGGREG
supl
18,897.58

12403
CITY OF CF
svc
108.71

12406
D&D TIRE
eq rpr
190.00

12411
FASTENAL
supl
56.34

12412
FIX TIRE
fuel
217.07

12413
G&K SVCS
svc
28.70

12416
CITY OF HUDSON
util
31.61

12418
INRCOG
svc
1,496.68

12419
IWI MOTOR PARTS
supl
118.88

12429
P&K MIDWEST
supl
810.94

12434
RITE PRICE OFFICE SUPP
supl
21.14

12435
SCOTS SUPPLY
supl
20.49

12436
SCOTT VAN KEPPEL
svc
1,008.92

301628
COMM HLTH CHARITIES
pay/other
13.00

301630
LEGALSHIELD
pay/other
15.75

301633
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def comp
440.00

301634
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def comp
25.00

301636
PECU
pay/other
3,126.50

301640
ALL STATE RENTAL
eq rent
65.00

301645
BHC LANDFILL
svc
133.76

301646
BH WASTE DISP
svc
108.00

301647
CAMPBELL SUPP
supl
54.28

301648
CFU
util
6.98

301650
CENTURYLINK
util
147.81

301651
CERTIFIED LAB
supl
759.17

301655
CONSOLID ENRGY HARTLAND
fuel
1,915.77

301659
DONS TRUCK SALES
supl
471.41

301660
DUNKERTON COOP ELEV
fuel
2,427.90

301663
EAST CENTRAL IA COOP
fuel
9,772.67

301668
GIERKE ROBINSON
eq rent
213.29

301675
HUDSON MUNI ELEC UTIL
util
106.48

301680
IA TRANSIT
supl
593.47

301683
K CONSTRUCT
svc
68,474.38

301685
KIRK GROSS
eq
50.00

301687
LPC MOTOR SUPP
supl
1,760.00

301691
LPC CONNECT
util
37.57

301696
NAPA AUTO PARTS
supl
561.66

301706
SADLER PWER TRAIN
supl
53.54

 
 
 
 

 
RECORDER’S RECORD MGT FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

301677
IA CTY RECORDERS ASSOC
svc
1,390.36

301717
US RECORDS MIDWEST
svc
2,664.00

 
 
 
 

 
JAIL COMMISSARY FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

12381
IRS
fed
81.95

12382
IA DEPT OF REV
st
21.85

12383
SSA
fica
156.56

12421
KEEFE SUPPLY
food
3,745.90

12426
MCKEE FOODS
food
79.40

301664
ECOLAB CTR
supl
515.96

301707
SAMS CLUB
food
755.08

301718
VERIZON
util
780.75

 
 
 
 

 
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

12432
PPG ARCH
supl
41.98

301708
SHIVE-HATTERY
svc
7,650.00

 
 
 
 

 
INSURANCE TRUST FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

12379
NAVITUS HLTH SOL
is
43,246.25

12385
121 BENEFITS
svc
229.50

12388
PREFERRED 1
ins
224,599.42

301631
MADISON NATL LIFE INS
ins
1,249.93

 
 
 
 

 
FLEXIBLE SPENDING FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

12378
ADV ADMIN
def comp
6,602.44

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
SOLID WASTE ADMIN FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

12381
IRS
fed
501.27

12382
IA DEPT OF REV
st
223.79

12383
SSA
fica
620.80

 
 
 
 

 
E911 SERVICE COMMISSION FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

12397
BHC TREAS
eq
200,000.00

12402
CDW GOVT
eq
192.48

12410
FARMERS MUT TEL
util
120.76

12415
GRAINCOMM
eq rent
5,150.00

301642
AMER TOWER
eq rent
1,999.42

301650
CENTURYLINK
util
226.78

301654
COLOFF MEDIA
eq rent
1,800.00

301661
DUNKERTON TEL COOP
util
528.52

301691
LPC CONNECT
util
195.24

301694
MID AMER ERGY
util
178.93

301716
US CELLULAR
eq rent
2,400.00

301737
WINDSTREAM
util
154.07

 
 
 
 

 
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

12381
IRS
fed
381.86

12382
IA DEPT OF REV
st
156.55

12383
SSA
fica
527.78

12387
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY
pay/other
1.00

12390
ADV SYS
eq rent
24.46

12425
STOREY KENWORTHY
supl
126.85

301633
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def comp
50.00

301644
BERGANKDV TECH & CONSULT
supl
94.00

301650
CENTURYLINK
util
74.00

 
 
 
 

 
ASSESSOR FUND
 
 

 
 
 
 

12381
IRS
fed
2,467.20

12382
IA DEPT OF REV
st
1,175.73

12383
SSA
fica
4,399.48

12387
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY
pay/other
1.00

12398
BHC TREAS
svc
11,311.09

12434
RITE PRICE OFFICE SUPP
supl
884.93

301630
LEGALSHIELD
pay/other
57.20

301633
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def comp
1,295.00

301634
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def comp
145.00

301636
PECU
pay/other
1,723.00

 
                AYES:  Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
                NAYS:  None.                                                     Resolution adopted.
 
Laylin 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
 

18986
A&P FOOD EQUIP
supl
56.90

18987
A-1 CAREERS
svc
374.92

18988
AABLE PEST CONTR
svc
400.00

18989
ABDUR RAHIM
svc
3,042.50

18990
ACCELERATED CARE PLUS LEAS
supl
234.64

18991
ACCESSIBLE MED IA
svc
8,523.63

18992
ALLEN OCCU HLTH SVCS
svc
200.00

18993
AE DAIRY
food
994.31

18994
BHC TREAS
svc
7,109.29

18995
BH AUTO SPRINKLERS
svc
1,473.62

18996
CBS STAFF
svc
700.01

18997
CFU
util
67.50

18998
CV MED SPEC
svc
83.02

18999
CENTURY CONSTR
svc
980.00

19000
CHERYL DAVIS SAUERBREI
svc
2,275.50

19001
CONTNTL RESRCH
supl
418.25

19002
COURIER
publ
1,202.21

19003
DIRECT SUPP
supl
48.23

19004
EARTHGRAINS BKG
food
489.78

19005
HAWKEYE COMM COLLEGE
educ
299.00

19006
HD SUPP FACILITIES MAINT
supl
53.90

19007
HELPING HANDS HLTHCARE SOL
svc
5,902.50

19008
HOCKENBERGS
food
964.38

19009
HPSI PURCH
svc
50.00

19010
IA HLTH CARE ASSOC
educ
625.00

19011
KOCH BROTHERS
eq rpr
412.62

19012
LANCASTER ENTERP
eq rpr
270.78

19013
MARTIN BROS
food/supl
15,385.97

19015
MARTIN HLTH SVCS
rx/supl
6,171.39

19016
MENARDS
supl
10.12

19017
MET TRANSIT AUTHORITY
eq rpr
16.00

19018
NETWORK SVCS
supl
1,512.56

19019
NORTHERN IA THERAPY
svc
29,812.56

19020
PITNEY BOWES
supl
244.76

19021
PLUNKETTS PEST CONTRL
svc
150.00

19022
PROVIDERS PLUS
supl
217.65

19023
RITE PRICE OFFICE SUPP
supl
1,001.09

19024
ROBIN WAGNER
reimb
13.93

19025
SALLY BEAUTY
supl
116.58

19026
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS
supl
67.21

19027
STAR REFRIG
eq rpr
1,096.25

19028
WASTE MGMT
svc
930.39

19029
WLOO COMM SCHL
svc
97.31

19030
WAYNE DENNIS SUPP
supl
1,521.62

19031
WILSON RESTAURANT SUPP
supl
636.00

 
                AYES:  Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
                NAYS:  None.                                                     Resolution adopted.
 
                RECEIVE PROJECT UPDATES FROM DEPARTMENT HEADS/ELECTED OFFICIALS.  County Engineer Cathy Nicholas said that her maintenance crew is still replacing the culvert west of Hudson, and Eldora Road will be closed until Friday afternoon.  Likewise with Griffith Road just east of Highway 63, the road will be closed until Friday for the installation of two large metal culverts.  In contract work, the Hammond Avenue deck will be poured two weeks from now.  West 27th Street and Poyner Road are open and striped, but will receive asphalt layers after Aspro completes other work.
 
                Moved by Little, seconded by White that the MINUTES of the Board Meeting held June 6, 2017 be and are hereby approved as submitted. Motion carried.
 
                CONSENT AGENDA
 
Schwartz moved the following RESOLUTION seconded by White.
 

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 – VA
                    84.93
GENERAL BASIC- DHS
                      84.93

GENERAL BASIC -DHS
                  564.19
GENERAL BASIC- MAINT
                   564.19

GENERAL BASIC -DHS
              9,443.55
GENERAL BASIC- MAINT
                9,443.55

GENERAL BASIC -DHS
                  967.29
GENERAL SUPPLEMENTAL
                   967.29

COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES
                  940.82
GENERAL BASIC – MAINT
                   940.82

 
COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES
                    89.33
 
GENERAL SUPPLEMENTAL
                      89.33

EMERGENCY MGMT
            65,922.00
GENERAL BASIC
             65,922.00

EMERGENCY MGMT
            30,258.00
GENERAL SUPPLEMENTAL
             30,258.00

 
 

The Sheriff’s MONTHLY REPORT of fees as of May 31, 2017.

 

TO APPROVE AND DIRECT THE CHAIR TO SIGN

 

The allowable/disallowable HOMESTEAD CREDIT LIST as submitted by the County Assessor’s Office, in accordance with §425.3 of the Code of Iowa.

 

The allowable/disallowable MILITARY SERVICE TAX EXEMPTION LIST as submitted by the County Assessor’s Officer, in accordance with §426.A.14 of the Code of Iowa.

 

The allowable/disallowable FAMILY FARM CREDIT LIST as submitted by the County Assessor’s Office, in accordance with §425A.4 of the Code of Iowa.

 
                AYES:  Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
                NAYS:  None.                                                     Resolution adopted.
 
                CONSENT AGENDA ENDS
 
                Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the BEST BID received from O’Keefe Elevator Company, Des Moines, Iowa, for Elevator Maintenance Services (expiring June 30, 2020) for the Courthouse Jail, Pinecrest, Country View and Conservation facilities for the per month charge of $1,405.00, be approved and for the Chair to sign the contract upon receipt of the Performance Bond and Certificate of Insurance as recommended by Rory Geving, Maintenance Superintendent.
Little asked if the project was bid.  Geving said there was a formal request for proposal process and a prebid meeting involving four companies, and O’Keefe, the current contractor, was the low bid, and there is no increase over their current fee.
                AYES:  Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
                NAYS:  None.                                                     Resolution adopted.
                                         
                Little moved the following resolution seconded by White.
                BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the COMMUNITY SERVICE AGREEMENTS between Black Hawk County and the Eastside Ministerial Alliance (EMA), Jesse Cosby Neighborhood Center and Operation Threshold agencies to establish requirements that each agency shall comply with to be entitled to allocate designated funds to eligible Black Hawk County residents applying for shelter and energy assistant effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 with a 2.5% increase in Administrative Dollars be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same as recommended by Bob Lincoln, County Social Services Administrator.
                AYES:  Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
                NAYS:  None.                                                     Resolution adopted.
 
                Moved by White, seconded by Laylin that the REVISED Black Hawk County Community Services General Assistance Program Policy, which includes an increase in Utility Allotment from $50.00 per person in a household to $75.00 per person in a household, be approved and adopted effective July 1, 2017 as recommended by Bob Lincoln, County Social Services Administrator. 
                Laylin said the last increase came before 1990.  Motion carried.
 
                Moved by Little, seconded by White that the APPOINTMENT of Dan Holm representing the Auditor to the Black Hawk County Compensation Board with a term expiring June 30, 2020 be approved and that the LETTER OF APPOINTMENT be received and placed on with the County Auditor.  Motion carried.
               
Moved by Little, seconded by Schwartz that the REAPPOINTMENT of Elizabeth Clark to the Black Hawk County Veteran Affairs Commission for a three year term to expire June 30, 2020 be approved.  Motion carried.
               
                Moved by White, seconded by Laylin that the PERSONNEL REQUISITION for an Account Specialist position (replacement, full-time) in the Auditor’s Office be approved, as recommended by Grant Veeder, County Auditor.  Motion carried.
 
                Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Little.
                BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the REQUEST FOR PURCHASE OF CAPITAL EQUIPMENT submitted by Dennis Coleman, Country View Administrator, be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same: $4,433.85 for an Ice-O-Matic ice machine.
                AYES:  Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
                NAYS:  None.                                                     Resolution adopted.
 
                Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.
                BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the TAX SALE CERTIFICATE ASSIGNMENT for a vacant lot (Parcel 8912-30-403-010) located in Waterloo, Iowa, pursuant to §446.31 of the Code of Iowa be approved and said Certificate of Purchase of Tax sale be assigned to A-Line EDS, Inc. with a TAX SALE assignment fee of $10.00 per parcel as recommended by Rita Schmidt, County Treasurer.
                Schmidt said that a house was demolished here so that it is now bare land with a value of $2,380, and most of the delinquent amount of $6,813.82 was due to a city assessment for the demolition.  She said the real estate tax portion is $493.
                AYES:  Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
                NAYS:  None.                                                     Resolution adopted.
 
                Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.
                BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the COMPROMISE offered in the amount of $2,000.00 by A-Line EDS, Inc. on taxes and special assessments owed for a vacant lot (Parcel 8912-30-403-010) located in Waterloo, Iowa be approved and the abatement of the 2014-2016 real estate taxes and special assessments in the amount of $6,813.82 on the respective parcel be approved and the County Treasurer be directed to adjust her records accordingly.
                AYES:  Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
                NAYS:  None.                                                     Resolution adopted.
                                         
                Schwartz moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.
WHEREAS, minimum wage legislation was first introduced in the United States to address the rampant poverty in Depression-era America; and
 
WHEREAS, the federal minimum wage, currently at $7.25 an hour, would be over $10.90 if it had kept up with inflation since 1968 2; and  
 
WHEREAS, the federal minimum wage would be over $18 if it had kept up with worker productivity 3; and
 
WHEREAS, a single parent of two children who is working full-time job would need to make $28.07 per hour just to cover basic no frills monthly expenses4; and
 
WHEREAS, more than 600 economists, including seven Nobel laureates, signed a letter supporting an increase in the minimum wage, saying, “the weight of evidence now show[s] that increases in the minimum wage have had little or no negative effect on the employment of minimum-wage workers, even during times of weakness in the labor market”5; and
 
WHEREAS, low-income workers are more likely than any other demographic to spend new earnings on necessities, funneling money back to businesses in the communities where they live 6; and
 
WHEREAS, 69% of all Iowan’s favor raising the minimum wage 7, and
 
WHEREAS, due to state and federal inaction, five counties in Iowa joined dozens of others across the nation and decided to raise the minimum wage in their jurisdiction 8, and
 
WHEREAS, in response to the counties’ actions, the Iowa Legislature lowered the minimum wage in those counties back to the poverty wage of $7.25 an hour and furthermore pre-empted the rights of cities and counties to pass any future ordinances to raise the minimum wage 9,
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Blackhawk County Board of Supervisors will continue to work with our legislative delegation to advocate for the passage of laws to raise the minimum wage for all workers to a living wage, and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Blackhawk County Board of Supervisors supports local government efforts to set their own minimum wages above the state minimum wage to help its lowest paid workers keep pace with the rising cost of living.
                Schwartz said that the county had started a study group on a countywide minimum wage that was pre-empted by the state legislature prohibiting local minimums.  He said there hasn’t been an increase in over ten years, and it means many people are receiving poverty wages and being denied the opportunity to become property owners and property taxpayers.  This becomes a vicious cycle with their children starting life at a disadvantage.
                Jerry Hageman of Waterloo said he supported the resolution, and saw it as connected to the following resolution supporting the Paris Climate Accord, since people who have a living wage have more time to worry about the environment.
                John Padget of Cedar Falls supported the resolution, and noted that the Board took action earlier on providing assistance to people having difficult times, and in his line of work he sees a lot of people struggling to get by, so that an increase in the minimum wage could help a lot of people.  He said it was an overreach for the state legislature to tell a local government what it could do in its own jurisdiction.
                AYES:  Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
                NAYS:  None.                                                     Resolution adopted.
                                         
                Schwartz moved the following resolution seconded by Little.
WHEREAS,       on June 1, 2017, President Trump withdrew the United States of America from the Paris Climate Agreement; and
 
WHEREAS,       the agreement, signed by 195 nations, aims to keep Earth from warming by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels, and allows each country to set its own greenhouse gas emission reduction targets and adopt strategies to reach them; and
 
WHEREAS,       the agreement recognizes that climate action protects the planet from risks of devastating consequence, and clean energy can benefit our security, prosperity and health; and
 
WHEREAS,       the agreement has the support of the majority of the U.S. populace, and the mayors of dozens of major cities and the governors of 10 states have already pledged to maintain support; and
 
WHEREAS,       local governments, along with cities and businesses, have contributed to greenhouse gas emissions, and Black Hawk County has already been taking action on climate change to reduce direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions; and
 
WHEREAS,       local communities can and should lead the way to help ensure that our state and nation as a whole remains a global leader in reducing emissions.
 
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that we, the Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors, do hereby commit to honor the Paris Climate Agreement goals. Along with others in our nation, we will continue to lead. We will continue completing energy efficiency, energy conservation and renewable energy projects. We will increase our efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, support a clean energy economy, stand for public health and environmental justice, and work with allies near and far to protect Earth from devastating climate risks. The world, our nation, our state and our county cannot wait. We are still in.
                Magsamen said that Black Hawk County has been aggressive in reducing energy usage in numerous upgrades to county buildings and he definitely supported the resolution.  Laylin agreed, saying it is a reinforcement of the county’s commitment.  Schwartz said that the effects of climate change lead to disasters that must be dealt with first and foremost by local governments.  He thought Black Hawk County would be a good location for solar energy manufacturing facilities, which would provide jobs to the county’s skilled workers.
                AYES:  Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
                NAYS:  None.                                                     Resolution adopted.
 
                On motion and vote the meeting adjourned.
 
Frank Magsamen, Chair, Board of Supervisors                            
Grant Veeder,  County Auditor
 

Classifieds – June 28, 2017

FOR SALE
MUST SELL! Price reduced to $6000 or $5000 for trailer only! 29’ 2000 FLEETWOOD ‘Terry’ pop out travel trailer w/dual awnings and doors. Never left Black Hawk County since new. Custom Hensley hitch. Many extras. Can be seen at 305 Schull Ave. LPC. 319-342-3113. $25K invested. 22-tf-c
LOT FOR SALE: 1.5 acres on hard surface road. One half mile from La Porte City. Call 342-3007 and leave a message. 25-2-c
Union Community School is accepting sealed bids for the sale of Inflight AB/Torso Lower Back Machine. 5 years old – No Functional or Cosmetic Issues. Sold as is, and may be viewed at the Union High School Weight Room, 200 Adams Street, La Porte City, IA . Bids will be accepted in the District Office located at 200 Adams Street, La Porte City, IA 50651 until 12:00pm (noon) on July 10, 2017. Board may accept or deny any or all bids. Contact: Scott Denner s_denner@union.k12.ia.us or 319-404-7763 26-2-c
HELP WANTED
Electricians Needed Now! All skill levels, apprenticeship/training provided, full-time work/benefits. Offices in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Quad Cities, and Traveling Division. 515-664-0795 (INCN)
CARPENTERS. Framers and Trim Carpenters. Local work. Full-time work with Benefits, Vacation, and Overtime. Training provided. Work all over state. Call today to start 515-251-4998 (INCN)
Class A CDL Drivers/Tankers. Great Pay, Home Weekends, and Benefits like no other. We haul our own products! Contact Tony 608-935-0915 Ext 16 (INCN)
WANTED TO BUY
MOTORCYCLES WANTED 1970s: 2-stroke & 4-stroke, Running & Not-Running. CA$H to you: 612/720-2142 (INCN)
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hawkins’ Happenings – June 28, 2017

 By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Note to self:  Register your child for the library’s Build a Better World! Summer Reading Program. Programs are 6 PM on Tuesday nights in July and August with crafts on Fridays. Start adding up reading time now and earn a prize for every two hours read! This event is for ages preschool through 5th grade.
There will NOT be a Summer Science program on Monday, July 3. Join us for our next science lab on Monday July 10. Pick up books, movies and magazines early for the holiday. The library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4. 
Max 2: White House Hero shows at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, July 5. Max is assigned to the White House and meets TJ, the President’s son. When TJ gets into trouble, Max comes to the rescue! Rated PG, family, plays 1 hr. and 25 min.
LEGORAMA! switches to Thursdays in July and August. Build Lego creations using a patriotic theme on Thursday, July 6, from 2-4 PM, and display them in the library.
Free coffee is at 8 AM on Monday mornings. Come on in.
Summer Science is Monday afternoon, July 10. This program is provided by the Black Hawk County Extension Service. Sessions are 1-2 PM for preschool-2nd grade and 2:30-3:30 PM for 3rd-5th grade.
Blank Park Zoo visits the library on Tuesday, July 11, at 6 PM. See and learn about four zoo animals during the show and tell presentation. This is the first of four special Tuesday evening Summer Reading programs that you won’t want to miss.
Smurfs: The Lost Village is the movie on Wednesday, July 12, at 1:15 PM.  A mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends on a race leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history. Rated PG, animation/adventure/comedy, plays 1 hr. and 30 min.
Do your handwork from 1-3 PM, Thursday, July 13, at Hawkins Handcrafters. 
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens which gives away two audiobook downloads each week. Sign up for email or text alerts and know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com.

Freckles’ Adopt a Pet – June 28, 2017

Freckles and The Progress Review encourage potential pet owners who are loving and responsible to consider adopting a pet from the Cedar Bend Humane Society.
Monty is a handsome, well-mannered boy who came to Cedar Bend as a stray. This sweet boy (a Rhinelander) loves to eat strawberries, be held, and does not appear to be afraid of much. He appears to be about 9-10 months old. It is difficult to tell, however, because this handsome boy was a stray! He would make a wonderful addition to nearly any family!
For more information about adopting a pet, contact: Cedar Bend Humane Society, 1166 W. Airline Highway, Waterloo, Iowa 319-232-6887
cbhsadoption@mchsi.com  –  www.cedarbendhumanesociety.com

With New Found Fireworks Freedom, Cities Stress Safety

Fireworks in La Porte City
Resolution 17-28 allows the use of fireworks on private property with the owner’s permission from June 1 to July 8, between the hours of 9 AM to 10 PM. On July 4, fireworks may used until 11 PM.
 With new Iowa legislation regarding consumer fireworks just a few weeks old, there have already been multiple reports of house fires in Cedar Rapids where fireworks are suspected to be a contributing cause. Fireworks tend to be most commonly used during warm-weather months, which is why fireworks safety is emphasized throughout June and July. With new Iowa legislation regarding consumer fireworks just a few weeks old, there have already been multiple reports of house fires in Cedar Rapids where fireworks are suspected to be a contributing cause. Fireworks tend to be most commonly used during warm-weather months, which is why fireworks safety is emphasized throughout June and July. Fireworks certainly can add character and excitement to group events and family gatherings. The earliest record of fireworks dates back to 7th century China, believed to be the home of fireworks. Fireworks have long been a part of Chinese culture and were used to accompany many festivities. Soon the use of fireworks spread beyond China.  Each year, the National Fire Protection Association warns that thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. To the novice, fireworks can be dangerous, even in ways people may not realize. Burns, fires, loss of fingers, blindness, and even death are possible. In 2015, All-Pro football player for the New York Giants, Jason Pierre Paul, lost portions of his right hand when fireworks exploded before he released them. The Alliance to Stop Consumer Fireworks urges the public to avoid the personal use of fireworks and to enjoy displays conducted by trained professionals who adhere to various safety protocols. Those who engage in personal firework use are urged to do so properly and safely. The American Pyrotechnics Association says 47 of the 50 states and the District of Columbia allow legal consumer fireworks. Consider the following safety tips whenever fireworks are included in the festivities.
Purchase all fireworks, which can include everything from cone fountains to sparklers, from a licensed and reputable dealer.Read all instructions before lighting.Supervise all firework activities, making sure children do not light any fireworks.Avoid alcohol and drug use when lighting fireworks. Both can impair judgement and create hazardous conditions.Have safety equipment on hand. This includes safety glasses and ear protection.Do not light multiple fireworks at the same time. Use fireworks in a clearing far away from buildings and vehicles.Always have a hose or bucket of water available to douse fireworks.Soak “dud” fireworks in a bucket of water before discarding them. Wait 20 minutes before approaching the dud.Don’t point fireworks at people.Maintain a safe distance between those observing the fireworks show and the fireworks.Dispose of spent fireworks safely, away from combustible materials.

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