January 4, 2021

The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular session with Supervisors Primmer, Bierschenk and Seeman present. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. at the Supervisors office in the Courthouse after the elected officials were all sworn in. Members of the public were provided the zoom access capability to join in during open session and watch live at the county’s YouTube channel. Unless otherwise noted, all actions were approved unanimously. Summarized Resolutions will be available in the Auditor’s office and at: www.bentoncountyiowa.org

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To appoint Tracy Seeman as the chairman of the board of supervisors for 2021.Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Seeman seconded: To appoint Gary Bierschenk as the co-chairman for 2021. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Primmer seconded: To approve minutes of December 22, 2020. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve Resolution #21-1, Hiring Ryan Gager as the New equipment operator in secondary roads effective January 4, 2021 at $21.50 an hour. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: That the general schedule for regular meetings of the board of supervisors will remain the same and be each Tuesday throughout the year at 9:00 a.m. This schedule is general in nature and may be altered at any time throughout the year, including but not limited to the lack of agenda items, courthouse closings, meeting conflicts, or for any reason. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To designate the official newspapers for Benton County for 2020 as The Star Press Union, The Cedar Valley Times, and The Vinton Eagle. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To adopt Resolution #21-2, Construction Evaluation per Iowa Code 459304(3). Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To adopt Resolution #21-4, Authorizing Auditor to issue checks and sign ACH agreements for 2021. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To adopt Resolution #21-5, Authorizing Treasurer to sign ACH agreements for 2021. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To set Public Hearing for FY 21 Budget Amendment #2 for Tuesday, January 19, at 9:30 a.m. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Primmer seconded: To appoint the following members to the respective boards for 2021. Motion carried.

North Benton Family Resource Center (HACAP) - Supervisor Primmer

Regional HACAP –Supervisor Primmer

Emergency Management Commission - Supervisor Seeman

Supervisor Primmer, Alternate

Resource Enhancement & Protection (REAP) - Supervisor Seeman

Solid Waste Disposal Commission Advisory Board - Supervisor Seeman

Supervisor Primmer, Alternate

County Conference Board - Supervisor Seeman

Supervisor Primmer

Supervisor Bierschenk

6th Judicial District Department of Corrections – Supervisor Primmer

Workforce Development - Supervisor Bierschenk

Eastern Iowa Tourism – Supervisor Bierschenk

Supervisor Primmer, Alternate

Supervisor Seeman Alternate

North Central Iowa Juvenile Detention – Supervisor Primmer

Supervisor Seeman, Alternate

Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) – Supervisor Bierschenk

Benton County Conservation – Supervisor Seeman, Ex-Officio

East Central Iowa Housing Trust Fund-Supervisor Seeman

Public Health Board-Supervisor Bierschenk

Heritage Area Agency on Aging-Supervisor Bierschenk

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To authorize chairman to sign new statement of non-issuance of certificate of occupancy for 2021. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Primmer seconded: To appoint the following persons to the Benton County Eminent Domain for 2021. Motion carried.

Licensed Real Estate Sales Person or Real Estate Broker

Danny Kaestner

Tami Timm

Shannon Feuerbach

Alan Michael

Dave Wessling

Scott Schlarbaum

Melissa Lennie

Persons Having Knowledge of Property Values by Reason of Occupation

Brian Bierschenk

Dave Coulter

Melissa McBride

Denise Weeda

David Redlinger

Gary McKenna

Owner-Operator Agricultural Property

Bonnie Sanders

Elaine Harrington

John David Rhinehart

John Elwick

Todd Hennings

Brenda Schanbacher

Wayne Seila

Owners of City or Town Property

Darold Sindt

Jeff Kelly

Kathy Van Steenhuyse

Janice Eldred

Larry Weeda

Connie Ogier

Gary Benson

Bierschenk moved/Primmer seconded: To adopt Resolution #21-3, Variance to Subdivision Ordinance for Robby and Tina Cromer in the SW ¼ SE ¼ 3-84-9. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To appoint the following members to East Central Iowa Council of Governments’ Boards. Motion carried.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Kathleen Van Steenhuyse

Dave Fish

Tracy Seeman

Rick Primmer and Gary Bierschenk, Alternates

REVOLVING LOAN FUND COMMITTEE

Kate Robertson

REGION 10 PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Dana Burmeister and Terry Andorf as alternate

REGION 10 TRANSPORTATION TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Ben Vierling and Myron Parizek

REGION 10 REGIONAL TRAILS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Randy Scheel and Mark Pingenot

REGION 10 TRANSPORTATION POLICY COMMITTEE

Tracy Seeman , Rick Primmer (alternate)

Mitch McDonough

Bierschenk moved/Primmer seconded: Appoint Marlyn Jorgensen, Greg Walston, Jay Herman, Pat Stepanek and Janelle Jack as Benton County Development Group Board. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Primmer seconded: To appoint Wayne Siela, Zach Parmater and Kathy Chamberlain to the Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management Committee. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To appoint Mike LaGrange to the Benton County Conservation Board. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To appoint Jerry Michael as Benton County Civil Rights Coordinator. Motion carried

Bierschenk moved/Primmer seconded: To re-appoint Ben Vierling as the Heartland Safety Coordinator and Myron Parizek as alternate. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Primmer seconded: To appoint Rick Primmer as trustee and Hayley Rippel as alternate to the Heartland Insurance Risk Group. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Primmer seconded: To authorize Gary Bierschenk to sign USDA Farm Service Agency documents on behalf of Benton County. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To appoint Myron Parizek as County Engineer pursuant to Iowa Code 309.17. motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To adopt Resolution #21-6, Amending Resolution #20-35, Benton County General Services Cremation Rates. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To re-appoint Steve Runyan to the Board of Adjustment. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To re-appoint Wayne Shannon, Aaron Kinser, Brenda Sandburg and Clint Sandburg to the Pioneer Cemetery Commission. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Primmer seconded: To re-appoint Edwon Yedlik and Robert Spangler to the Historic Preservation Commission. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To appoint Dale Henry and Michael Silhanek to the Benton County Veterans Commission. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To re-appoint the following persons to the Benefited Fire Districts for three-year terms. Motion carried.

Van Horne Benefited #1 – Dean Werner

Keystone Benefited #2 –Jeff Kromminga

Newhall Benefited #4 –Duane Rinderknecht

Ben-Linn Benefited #3-#5 – Allan Schanbacher

Discussed the Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) FY 22 Budget Request is same as last year-$47,087 local service operations. $21,689 for Belle Plaine Housing Program and $10,000 for Belle Plaine Senior Meal Program

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve the dues of the HWY 30 Coalition. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Primmer seconded: To approve Auditor’s Quarterly Report ending December 31, 2020. Motion carried.

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

_______________________________

Tracy Seeman, Chairman

ATTEST: _________________________________

Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor



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