April 30, 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 9:00 a.m. Unless otherwise noted, all actions were approved unanimously.

Bierschenk movedSeeman seconded: To approve the minutes from April 23, 2019. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: To accept Melissa Macku’s retirement on the Benton County Board of Health and appoint Mindy Fisher to replace her term. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve the Fourth Amendment to the Community Partnership for Protecting Children Coordination of Services Contract (CPPC) between Iowa Department of Human Services and Benton County, effective May 6, 2019 . Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: To approve use of the courthouse lawn for the Vinton Cruise Committee for July 20, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Motion carried.

Ongoing Discussion regarding the various topics at the Benton County Service Center. Supervisor Primmer updated the board after discussing with Assistant Engineer, the current accommodations are adequate within the current parking lot for 2 handicapped parking spots. So there will not need to be any spots added along D Ave. Recently repaired a water main break earlier this spring and it was noted that the water shut-off valve coming into the meter works, but the one after the meter leaks into the pit. One quote for $685 from Edwards Plumbing and Heating was obtained to fix that. Quotes were also reviewed after clarification of the duct work for heating and air took place. Quotes were received as follows for the duct work:

Colony Heating and Air-$21,900

Ilten’s-$20,918

Rabe Hardware-$32,732

Edwards Plumbing and Heating-$20,615

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To hire Edwards Plumbing and Heating to install a main shut off valve replacement in the Benton County Service Center. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: To accept quote of $20,615 and hire Edwards Plumbing and Heating to do the necessary duct work and splits at the Benton County Service Center. Motion carried.

9:30 being the time and date set for a public hearing on the Bid 2 early notice regarding Benton Count conducting an evaluation required to determine the potential effect that its proposed activity in the floodplain and/or designated wetland will have on the environment for an Iowa Watershed Approach project, 13-NDRI-002, funded through a CDBG-NDR grant. No comments were received. No members of the public were present, so public hearing was closed.

Bierschenk moved/ Seeman seconded: To approve Bid 2 Final Notice for the WMA regarding the Iowa Watershed Approach project and get scheduled for publication on May 3, 2019. Motion carried.

Auditor Rippel handed out a spreadsheet with the 2019/2020 ISAC Health Insurance Premium amounts for single and family plans and reviewed how the partial-self funding works. The different options for the previously presented additional dental and eye plans offerered were also looked at. The Board felt they were in favor of the group life insurance at no expense to the employee, and leaning towards going 50/50 on the dental with orthodontics and also the vision contributory plan. The Board asked the Auditor’s office to send out one more employee survey with defining what costs/plans would be offered to the employee to see who was seriously interested. No action was taken.

Supervisor Primmer asked the County Attorney if there was any formal rules about the Chairman making motions during a board meeting. Attorney David Thompson didn’t think so.

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: To approve Chairman Primmer to draft a letter in response to the dust control concern along 32nd Ave and bring back for signatures and approval next week. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To enter into closed session pursuant to Iowa Code Section 22.7 (50). Motion carried at 11:12 a.m.

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: Exit closed session at 11:30 a.m. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve what was discussed in closed session. Motion carried.

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

_______________________________

Rick Primmer, Chairman

ATTEST: _________________________________

Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor



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