Benton Supervisors – Nov. 12, 2019

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Official minutes

November 12, 2019

The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular adjourned session with Supervisors Primmer, Bierschenk and Seeman present. Primmer called the meeting to order at 11:00 a.m. Unless otherwise noted, all actions were approved unanimously.

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: To approve the minutes of Tuesday, November 5 and Friday, November 8, 2019. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve Resolution #19-62, Wage and Classification change for Josh Kelly. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION #19-62

EMPLOYMENT STATUS CHANGE FOR JOSHUA KELLEY

WHEREAS, the Benton County has an employee that has been employed by Benton County for six months, and

WHEREAS, upon the completion of the probationary period the base wage is to be increased from the starting wage;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Benton County Board of Supervisors that the hourly base wage of Joshua Kelley be set at $21.57 effective November 13, 2019. This position carries a Labor Grade VB classification.

Signed this 12th day of November 2019.

Rick Primmer, Chairman

Gary Bierschenk

Tracy Seeman

ATTEST: Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To authorize for chairman to sign and approve contract and contractors bond with Taylor Construction, Inc. for bridge project L-PO-5037—73-06 in Polk Township on 33rd Ave. Motion carried.

Seeman brought up an area with erosion concern to the Engineer on the Shellsburg blacktop.

Mona Krugger, Utilization Review Coordinator representing Benton County’s Mental Health Department brought the new CEO of the region who replaced Michelle Dhondt. Krugger introduced Mae Hingtgen to everyone. Krugger is going to be off for medical and wanted some clarification of who to report to, and in regards of her willingness to be able to work from home during her medical leave. The County Attorney was also present and pointed out that Krugger’s schedule is determined by the CEO of the Region and with her specific skillset, it would be a benefit to have her expertise still be willing to help during this time. The General Assistance office at the Service Center is to remain open as long as an employee is present with the understanding there will be certain occasions where there will need to be signs posted and nobody available.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: Approve payroll checks numbered 140935 through 140952, ACH deposits numbered 39720 through 39863, vendor checks numbered 233115 through 233121, claims numbered 233122 through 233339. Motion carried.

Tracy Seeman presented a few quotes he received comparing the difference in costs of stick built vs pole built for the new Transportation Building. The Board and Transportation Director Dana Burmeister agreed to go the pole built route and to continue to move forward with specs accordingly.

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: To approve Resolution #19-63, Tax Abatement. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION #19-63

WHEREAS, the Canton Benton Shellsburg Fire Association has acquired property and were given the appropriate notice of the taxes due; and

WHEREAS, said entity failed to pay said tax; and

WHEREAS, Iowa Code 445.63 provides that the board of supervisors shall abate the tax if the governing body fails to immediately pay the tax,

IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED that the 2018 tax assessed against parcel listed below as follows are hereby abated in the amounts listed pursuant to Iowa Code 445.63:

190-15200 in the amount of $1,534.00 taxes and $23.00 in interest

The treasurer is directed to strike the amount listed due from the county system.

Dated this 12th day of November 2019.

Rick Primmer, Chairman

Gary Bierschenk

Tracy Seeman

ATTEST: Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor

The Board had a public notice requesting bids concerning repair and maintenance needs on various areas of the Benton County Courthouse. The bids received for the courthouse exterior repair needs were as follows:

Janssen Waterproofing-Complete exterior masonry renovations to existing exposed elevations of courthouse structure, but will not include the clock tower. Base bid of $40,517 includes renovating what is presently defective. Also included was some additional alternates. 1) Reseal all movement fractures, not including the old yellowish mono sealant-$8,794.00 2) Transparent waterproofing after all renovations are complete and properly cured. -$15,498.00. The warranty would be extended up to 5 years if both alternates are accepted in the package and also throwing in the south basement entrance needs at no additional cost. Total package deal -$64,809.00

Karr Tuckpointing presented a packet with proposals and explanations of their findings. When discussing the domes on the clock tower, Karr does not have the equipment needed to reach those areas. And regarding the waterproofing to be applied after the completion of the masonry repairs, they felt this was not needed and was only an added expense. Karr Tuckpointing provided two work area options. Work Area 1) all stone masonry and trim on sides of the courthouse, excluding the clock tower. Power washing all masonry and stone to remove surface dirt and expose defective joints, tuck point damaged joints, seal all cracks, caulk all cracks and patching and caulking as necessary. -$70,655.00. Work area 2) South Elevation Basement entrance –power washing concrete block, walls and roof to remove dirt and expose defective joints, tuck point damaged joints, caulk joints, install caulk between joints and patch damaged concrete -$2,145.00

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To accept the proposal from Janssen Waterproofing using both alternates for a total of $64,809.00 and comes with a 5 year warranty. Motion carried.

The Board took a 20 minute recess.

The time of 1:00 p.m. having arrived, Election Deputy Gina Edler and the board proceeded with canvassing the November 5, 2019, regular City/School Election.

Seeman moved/ Bierschenk seconded: The write-ins for Shellsburg council member for Brian Reeves and Brian P. Reeves are both to be counted as same person. Motion carried.

Seeman oved/ seconded: The write-ins for Mt. Auburn council member for Alan Docherty, Alan Donordy, Allen Docherty and Allen Doshutty all be counted as same person. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: The write-ins for Newhall Mayor for Doug Boddicker and Doug Boddik are both to be counted as same person. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/ Seeman seconded: The write-ins for Atkins council for Maria Olsen and Maria Olson are both to be counted as same person. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: The write-ins for Garrison council for Dana Auen, Danielle Auen and Danielle Aun are all to be counted as same person. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/ Seeman seconded: The write-ins for Garrison council for Dawn Fleckenger, Dawn Flickenger, Dawn Flickinger and Dawn Flinger all variations to be counted as same person. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/ Seeman seconded: The write-ins for Luzerne council for Dwight Gliasmann, Dwight Glinsm and Dwight Glinsmann are all to be counted as same person. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: The write-ins for Luzerne council for Jean Brand, Jeanne Brandt and Jeannie Brandt are all to be counted as same person. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: The write-ins for Center Point School District 3 for Cie Stien and Cira Stien both to be counted as same person. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: The write-ins for Vinton Council Member, District 2 for Lu Karr and Luann Karr are both to be counted as same person. Motion carried.

After the action of combining votes for Luann Karr resulted a tie so had to draw for a winner which was Luann Karr.

Other ties for Van Horne and Norway councils resulted in winners by drawing names also. Jarred Childs was declared the winner for Van Horne and Martin Schulte for Norway.

The following City Officials were elected:

City of Atkins: Council-Lana Offill Robison and Nathan Shepard

City of Belle Plaine: Mayor-David Fish, Council at Large-Mary T. Pech, Council District 2-Garrett Landuyt, Park Commissioner -Shawn Welsh.

City of Blairstown: Mayor-Corrine Kimm, Council –Nicholas T. Mokas, Scott Metz

City of Garrison: MayorGarrett Flickinger, Council-Marvin Trimble, Jr. and Doug Kearns

City of Keystone: Mayor-Erin Janss, Council-Anna Upah and Michael Kaiser

City of Luzerne: Mayor-John W. Brandt, Council- Kelly W. Kendall and Lorin Potter, Barbara Shields, Patrick McLeod and Dwight Glinsmann.

City of Mt. Auburn: Mayor-Jeffrey Whitson, Council- Jessica Helms, Alisha Burmeister, Tosha McGarvey, Austin Brase and Alan Docherty.

City of Newhall: Mayor-Jan Mattson, Council-Doug Boddicker, Douglas Rinderknecht, Mike Gardemann, Gerald Gessner and Mart C. Campbell.

City of Norway: Mayor-Bruce E. Volz, Council-Loras Schulte and Martin Schulte.

City of Shellsburg: Mayor-Lonnie M. Speckner, Council-Nancy Thorkildson and Brian Reeves

City of Urbana: Mayor-Mitch E. McDonough, Council-Don Westendorf, Jeff Bendull and Shelly Lala

City of Van Horne: Mayor-Martin Junge, Council-Todd Donald and Jarred Childs

City of Vinton: Mayor-Bud Maynard, Council at Large-Tamara S. Stark, Council District 2-Luann Karr, Council District 4-Nathan Hesson

Public Measure B: Passed

Bierschenk moved/ Seeman seconded: To declare the canvass of the City/School Election to be complete and the votes cast to be official. The official results are to be recorded in the office of the County Auditor. Motion carried. School officials and the City of Walford officials will be certified in the second tier canvass which will be held on November 19.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To adjourn. Motion carried.

Rick Primmer, Chairman

ATTEST: Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor

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