January 2, 2018

The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular adjourned session with Supervisors Wiley, Primmer, and Bierschenk present. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. Unless otherwise noted, all actions were approved unanimously.

Bierschenk moved/Primmer seconded: To authorize signature regarding Middle Cedar Watershed letter requesting NRCS software licensing. Motion carried.

Wiley moved/Bierschenk seconded: To appoint Rick Primmer as the chairman of the board of supervisors for 2018. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Primmer seconded: To appoint Todd Wiley as the vice-chairman of the board of supervisors for 2018. Motion carried.

Wiley moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve the minutes of December 26, 2017. Motion carried.

Wiley moved/Bierschenk seconded: To add members to the E-911 Board that was originally passed in 1989. Add the Cities of Belle Plaine, Van Horne, Fairfax, Luzerne, La Porte City and the Benton County EMA Director as a voting member, and also appoint the Area Ambulance Service as a non-voting member to the E-911 Board. Motion carried.

Wiley moved/Bierschenk seconded: To replace Randy Forsyth with Ron Tippett as the Benton County Board Representative on the E-911 Board. Motion carried.

Wiley moved/Bierschenk seconded: To re-appoint Nancy Jensen, Steve Thompson and Larry Koster, and to add Dan Kaestner to the Benton County Zoning Commission. Motion carried.

Wiley moved/Bierschenk seconded: To re-appoint Dan LaGrange, and to appoint Wendy Michel to the vacancy on the Health Board. Motion carried.

Wiley moved/Bierschenk seconded: To appoint Ben Bonar as Weed Commissioner for 2018. Motion carried.

Wiley moved/Bierschenk seconded: To re-appoint Calvin Walters and Kathy Chamberlain and to appoint Wayne Siela to the Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management Committee. Motion carried.

Wiley moved/Bierschenk seconded: That the general schedule for regular meetings of the board of supervisors will 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.

Wiley moved/ Bierschenk seconded: To adopt Resolution #18-1, Construction Evaluation. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION # 18-1

CONSTRUCTION EVALUATION RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, Iowa Code section 459.304(3) sets out the procedure if a board of supervisors wishes to adopt a “construction evaluation resolution” relating to the construction of a confinement feeding operation structure; and

WHEREAS, only counties that have adopted a construction evaluation resolution can submit to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) an adopted recommendation to approve or disapprove a construction permit application regarding a proposed confinement feeding operation structure; and

WHEREAS, only counties that have adopted a construction evaluation resolution and submitted an adopted recommendation may contest the DNR’s decision regarding a specific application; and

WHEREAS, by adopting a construction evaluation resolution the board of supervisors agrees to evaluate every construction permit application for a proposed confinement feeding operation structure received by the board of supervisors between February 1, 2018 and January 31, 2019 and submit an adopted recommendation regarding that application to the DNR; and

WHEREAS, the board of supervisors must conduct an evaluation of every construction permit application using the master matrix created in Iowa Code section 459.305, but the board’s recommendation to the DNR may be based on the final score on the master matrix or may be based on reasons other than the final score on the master matrix;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF BENTON COUNTY that the Board of Supervisors hereby adopts this construction evaluation resolution pursuant to Iowa Code section 459.304(3).

Signed this 2nd day of January 2018.

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Rick Primmer, Chairman

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Todd Wiley

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Gary Bierschenk

ATTEST:

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Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor

Bierschenk moved/Wiley seconded: To designate the official newspapers for Benton County for 2018 as The Star Press Union, The Cedar Valley Times, and The Vinton Eagle. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Wiley seconded: To keep all the current supervisors as appointed members to their respective boards the same for 2018 as was in 201 with the exception to add Hayley Rippel as alternate to the Heartland Insurance Risk Group. Motion carried.

Wiley 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

Todd Wiley

Rick Primmer and Gary Bierschenk, Alternates

REVOLVING LOAN FUND COMMITTEE

Kate Robertson

REGION 10 PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Carol Zander

REGION 10 TRANSPORTATION TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Myron Parizek

REGION 10 REGIONAL TRAILS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Mark Pingenot

REGION 10 TRANSPORTATION POLICY COMMITTEE

Todd Wiley

Wiley moved/Bierschenk seconded: To re-appoint Ben Vierling as the Heartland Safety Coordinator. Motion carried.

Wiley moved/Bierschenk seconded: To appoint the following persons to the Benton County Eminent Domain for 2018. Motion carried.

EMINENT DOMAIN

Licensed Real Estate Sales Person or Real Estate Broker

Denise Weeda

Danny Kaestner

Gloria Feuerbach

Shannon Feuerbach

Carmie Behrens

Wayne Siela

Marion Schminke

Persons Having Knowledge of Property Values by Reason of Occupation

Roger Schlarbaum

Carol Goodchild

Jeff Geiger

Dave Coulter

Harold Knaack Jr.

Melissa McBride

Kristina Kremer

Owner-Operator Agricultural Property

Bonnie Sanders

Elaine Harrington

David Rhinehart

John Elwick

Wayne Riley

Todd Hennings

Brenda Schanbacher

Owners of City or Town Property

Darold Sindt

Jeff Kelly

Kathy Van Steenhuyse

Janice Eldred

Larry Weeda

Connie Ogier

Gary Benson

Bierschenk moved/Wiley seconded: To appoint Wayne Shannon, Dick Duncalf, Deb Christianson and Martha Long to the Pioneer Cemetery Commission. Motion carried.

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

Wiley moved/Bierschenk seconded: To appoint Randy Scheel to the Benton County Conservation Board. Motion carried.

Wiley moved/Bierschenk seconded: To appoint Dave Fish, Jennifer Miller, Marlyn Jorgensen, Leslie Carlholm, and Donald Knaack to the Benton County Development Group Board. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Wiley 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

Wiley moved/Bierschenk moved: To appoint Myron Parizek to be the 2018 County Engineer. Motion Carried.

Bierschenk moved/Wiley seconded: To authorize chair to sign final IDOT contract construction progress voucher with Iowa Bridge & Culvert, LC for project BROS-CO06 (101-5F-06) for$10,138.69. Motion carried.

Wiley moved/Bierschenk seconded: To adopt Resolution #18-2. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION #18-2

AUTHORIZING THE BENTON COUNTY AUDITOR TO ISSUE CHECKS AND SIGN ACH AGREEMENTS FOR 2018

WHEREAS: Iowa Code §331.506 sets forth the auditor’s duties relative to the issuance of checks; and

WHEREAS: Iowa Code §331.506(3) allows the auditor to issue checks under the authority of the Board of Supervisors without prior approval, and

WHEREAS: Benton County conducts part of this activity through the use of ACH deposits and other electronic means; and

WHEREAS: It is necessary for the auditor to have the authority to execute agreements on behalf of Benton County when necessary to allow for the use of electronic banking, including but not limited to ACH deposits, and other financial activities, and

NOW BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Supervisors hereby authorizes the auditor and/or her designee to issue checks in accordance with Iowa Code Section 331.506 and specifically Iowa Code Section 331.506(3).

IT IS RESOLVED that the Benton County Auditor and/or her designee is hereby authorized to execute all necessary agreements on behalf of Benton County for the purposes of ACH deposits and other financial activities of Benton County.

IT IS RESOLVED that this authority may be amended from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors.

IT IS RESOLVED that this authority is granted beginning this date and shall remain in effect until revoked by the Board of Supervisors.

Signed this 2nd day of January 2018.

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Rick Primmer, Chairman

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Todd Wiley

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ATTEST: Gary Bierschenk

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Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor

Bierschenk moved/Wiley seconded: To adopt Resolution #18-3. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION #18-3

AUTHORIZING THE BENTON COUNTY TREASURER TO SIGN ACH AGREEMENTS FOR 2018

Whereas: Iowa Code 331.552(29) sets forth the treasurer’s duties relative to the issuance of direct deposits of tax revenue, special assessments, and other moneys collected for each tax-certifying or tax-levying public agency in the county; and

Whereas: Benton County conducts part of this activity through the use of ACH deposits and other electronic means; and

Whereas: It is necessary for the treasurer to have the authority to execute agreements on behalf of Benton County when necessary to allow the use of electronic banking, including but not limited to ACH deposits, and other financial activities; and

IT IS RESOLVED that the Benton County Treasurer and/or her designee is hereby authorized to execute all necessary agreements on behalf of Benton County for the purpose of ACH deposits and other financial activities of Benton County.

IT IS RESOLVED that this authority may be amended from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors.

IT IS RESOLVED that the authority is granted beginning this date and shall remain in effect until revoked by the Benton County Board of Supervisors.

Signed this 2nd day of January, 2018.

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Rick Primmer, Chairman

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Todd Wiley

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ATTEST: Gary Bierschenk

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Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor

Discussion about engaging with an architect for debt service projects was had. The chair advised both Wiley and Bierschenk to make some phone calls and set it up.

Wiley moved/Bierschenk seconded: To appoint John Stiegelmeyer to the Airport East Iowa Zoning Board. Motion carried.

Wiley moved/Bierschenk seconded: To appoint Robert Spangler and Jeff Young to the Benton County Historic Preservation Commission. Motion carried.

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

Bierschenk moved/Wiley seconded: To authorize the chair to sign statement of non-issuance of certificate of occupancy for 2018. Motion carried.

The Board moved the meeting to the first floor where the unveiling of the Sheriff Fry memorial Bust was had.

Wiley moved/Bierschenk seconded: To adjourn at 12:10 p.m. Motion carried.

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Rick Primmer, Chairman

ATTEST: _________________________________

Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor