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Government : Benton County Board of Supervisor Minutes 7/20/21

July 20, 2021

The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular session with Supervisors Seeman, Bierschenk and Primmer present. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. at the conference room at the Benton County Service Center. Members of the public were provided the zoom access capability to join in during open session and livestream at https://www.youtube.com/bentoncountyiowa. Unless otherwise noted, all actions were approved unanimously. Summarized Resolutions will be available in the Auditor's office and at: www.bentoncountyia.gov ( https://www.youtube.com/bentoncountyiowa)

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve minutes of July 13, 2021. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/ Bierschenk seconded: Enter into closed session at 9:03 a.m. pursuant to Iowa Code Section 21.5 (1)(i). Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Primmer seconded: Exit out of closed session.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve Resolution #21-56, Approve Hiring and Employment Contract for the new County Maintenance Director, Richard Wood, at a yearly salary of $58,000 effective July 28, 2021. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve Recorder's Quarterly Report for period ending June 30, 2021. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve and authorize signature on agreement with Nyhart for the interim GASB 75 Report for the Fiscal Year Audit. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve General Assistance Quarterly Report for period ending June 30, 2021. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/ Bierschenk seconded: To approve use of courthouse lawn by the Kiwanis Club of Vinton, for the Bring the Noise 5K to be held on August 28, 2021 between 8 and 11:00 a.m. Motion carried.

The time of 9:30 a.m. and that being for discuss and accept bids received for 4 new sheriff vehicles.

Bids received were as follows:

Thys Chevrolet, Blairstown-2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4X4-$34,280.00 each

Thys Motor Company, Belle Plaine-2020 Ram 1500 SSV Crew Cab 4X$-$29,998.00 each

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve and award the purchase of 4 new sheriff vehicles from Thys Automotive Group in a total amount of $119,992 for (4) 2020 Ram 1500 SSV Crew Cab Pickups. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Primmer seconded: To approve the City of Keystone Law Enforcement Contract for a yearly sum of $56,000 and 260 hours a year, to be paid quarterly. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To acknowledge the early retirement of Kelly Roy in the Sheriff's office. Her paid leave will be effective on September 18, 2021. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve Class B Beer permit for Blairstown Sauerkraut Days. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve the Treasurer's Semi-Annual Report, ending June 30, 2021. Motion carried.

Discussion on the need to replace Jeff Kromminga on the Keystone Benefitted Fire District along with Township Trustee was had. Auditor Rippel had called another current member and was hoping they would get back to us with suggestions. So no action was taken at this time.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve 3% wage increase for Kathy Chamberlain, part-time janitor and make it retro effect to July 1, 2021. Motion carried.

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

_______________________________

Tracy Seeman, Chairman

ATTEST: _________________________________

Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor

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