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January 3, 2022

The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular session with Supervisors Seeman, Primmer and Bierschenk present, The meeting was called to order at 8:30 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)

Bierschenk moved/ Primmer seconded: To approve minutes from December 28, 2021. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To appoint Tray Seeman as chairman for 2022. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Seeman seconded: To appoint Gary Bierschenk as co-chairman for 2022. Motion carried.

The Board discussed the Construction Evaluation Resolution, but wanted to talk to the land use department. So no action was taken.

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 approve Resolution #22-1, Authorize Auditor to issue Warrants per Iowa Code 331.506 and execute ACH and financial agreements for 2022.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve Resolution #22-2, Authorize Treasurer to sign ACH Agreements for 2022. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Seeman seconded: To designate the official newspapers for Benton County for 2022 as The Cedar Valley Times, The Vinton Eagle and The Gazette. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Primmer seconded: To appoint the following members to the respective boards for 2022. 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

Gina Edler, Deputy Auditor, presented the Supervisors Redistricting Plan. The plan was drawn and approved earlier by the redistricting commission, who also held a public hearing on the new plan. After the 2020 census data was official, this is a requirement and needs to be submitted to the Secretary of State by January 15.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To adopt Resolution #22-3, Establishing Supervisors Districts after the 2020 Census. 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

Dean Vrba and Terry Andorf as alternate

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/Seeman seconded: To re-appoint Becky VanWey to the Conservation Board. Primmer abstained due to conflict of interest. Voting aye were Bierschenk and Seeman. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To authorize chairman to sign new statement of non-issuance of certificate of occupancy for 2022. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To appoint Dan Lagrange, Pat Jorgensen and Connie Barnes to the Public Health Board. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To appoint Jerry Michael as the Civil Rights Coordinator for 2022. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Primmer seconded: To appoint the following persons to the Benton County Eminent Domain for 2022. 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

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

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To re-appoint Greg Walston, Jay Herman, Marlyn Jorgensen, Janelle Jack and Heather Rinderknecht to the Benton Development Group Board. Motion carried.

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

Discussion on the Heartland Safety Coordinator(s) was had. With Assistant Engineer Ben Vierling gone, the board will need to talk to the Engineer or a replacement. No action.

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 - Ronald Bossler

Keystone Benefited #2 -Dale Seeck

Newhall Benefited #4 -Timothy Rathje

Ben-Linn Benefited #3-#5 - James Keiper

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To re-appoint Allison Hicks and Phil Borleske to the Historic Preservation Commission. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To re-appoint Karen Peterson to the Land Use Adjustment Board. Motion carried.

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

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

The time of 9:30 a.m. having arrived, and this being the time and date for the first consideration on Ordinance #76, An Ordinance Establishing the County Supervisor Districts and Election Precincts. The board took up the matter. There were no members of the media or public present. Notice of the hearing had been published in accordance with the law and copies were available on the county's website and in person. The county attorney was present to answer questions in regards to how changing the district names affects 2 of the supervisors. There was no other comments or questions in regards, so the public hearing was closed.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: to approve the first consideration of Ordinance #76, An Ordinance Establishing the County Supervisor Districts and Election Precincts. All members voting aye thereon. Motion carried.

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

_______________________________

Tracy Seeman, Chairman

ATTEST: _________________________________

Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor

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