January 2, 2019

The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular adjourned session with Supervisors Primmer, Seeman 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 approve the minutes of December 26, 2018. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To appoint Rick Primmer as the chairman of the board of supervisors for 2019. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Seeman seconded: To appoint Gary Bierschenk as the vice-chairman of the board of supervisors for 2019. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve Resolution #19-1, Construction Evaluation. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION # 19-1

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, 2019 and January 31, 2020 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 2019.

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Rick Primmer, Chairman

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Gary Bierschenk

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Tracy Seeman

ATTEST:

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Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor

In selecting the commission and board members, the board discussed how to achieve gender balance when they can. Benton County David Thompson read the Iowa Code dealing with this. The board also discussed adding two more members to the zoning commission, but would discuss this expansion at a later time.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To re-appoint Mark Kotouc, Elaine Harrington and Larry Beatty as members of the Zoning Commission. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To appoint Pat Jorgensen, to the Health Board. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: To re-appoint Doug Stien to the Benton County Board of Adjustment. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To appoint Luke Hennings and Ann Jorgensen and to re-appoint Becky VanWey, Randy Scheel and Mark Droessler to the Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management Committee. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: To re-appoint Ben Bonar as weed commissioner for 2019. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To re-appoint Denni Randall, and appoint Becky VanWey to the Benton County Conservation Board. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To appoint Kirk Beason as a new member to the Benton County Veterans Affairs Commission and re-appoint Monica Becker. Motion carried.

Historic Preservation Commission member Jeff Young was present for the appointment to this commission. Phil Borleski up for re-appointment, Young felt this was a county wide position, and to spread members of the commission out over the county more instead of only Vinton people. There was also talk of expanding this commission, but the board felt at this time, it was best to keep it with the five to achieve gender balance.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To re-appoint Phil Borleski and appoint Roy Schulz and Edwon Yedlik to Benton County Historic Preservation to go from 5 members to 7. All members voting nay. Motion failed.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To re-appoint Phil Borleski to the Benton County Historic Preservation Commission. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Seeman 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.

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: To designate the official newspapers for Benton County for 2019 as The Star Press Union, The Cedar Valley Times, and The Vinton Eagle. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: To appoint Dr. Brian Meeker as the Medical Examiner, and Mary Phillips, Colleen Dickerson, Tony Thomsen, Dan Johnson, and Alaina Johnson and Tyler Henkle as investigators. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To appoint the following members to the respective boards for 2019. 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

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: To appoint Rick Primmer as trustee and 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

Tracy Seeman

Rick Primmer and Gary Bierschenk, Alternates

REVOLVING LOAN FUND COMMITTEE

Kate Robertson

REGION 10 PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Dana Burmeister

REGION 10 TRANSPORTATION TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Ben Vierling

REGION 10 REGIONAL TRAILS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Randy Scheel

REGION 10 TRANSPORTATION POLICY COMMITTEE

Tracy Seeman

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve Resolution #19-2, Authorize Auditor to Issue Checks and Sign ACH Agreements for 2019. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION #19-2

AUTHORIZING THE BENTON COUNTY AUDITOR TO ISSUE CHECKS AND SIGN ACH AGREEMENTS FOR 2019

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, 2019.

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Rick Primmer, Chairman

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Gary Bierschenk

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ATTEST: Tracy Seeman

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Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: To approve Resolution #19-3, Authorize Treasurer to sign ACH Agreements for 2019. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION #19-3

AUTHORIZING THE BENTON COUNTY TREASURER TO SIGN ACH AGREEMENTS FOR 2019

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, 2019

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Rick Primmer, Chairman

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Gary Bierschenk

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Tracy Seeman

Attest:

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Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To appoint the following persons to the Benton County Eminent Domain for 2019. Motion carried.

EMINENT DOMAIN

Licensed Real Estate Sales Person or Real Estate Broker

Denise Weeda

Danny Kaestner

Tami Timm

Shannon Feuerbach

Alan Michael

Wayne Siela

Scott Schlarbaum

Persons Having Knowledge of Property Values by Reason of Occupation

Brian Bierschenk

Carol Goodchild

Jeff Geiger

Dave Coulter

Harold Knaack Jr.

Melissa McBride

Kristina Kremer

Owner-Operator Agricultural Property

Bonnie Sanders

Elaine Harrington

John 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

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To appoint Brian Robinson to the Pioneer Cemetery Commission. Motion carried.

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

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: To appoint Denni Randall to the Benton County Conservation Board. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: To appoint Dave Fish, Jennifer Miller, Marlyn Jorgensen, Jay Herman, and Greg Walston to the Benton County Development Group Board. Motion carried.

Seeman 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 –Tom Harty

Newhall Benefited #4 – Timothy Rathje

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

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

Bierschenk moved/Seeman moved: To appoint Myron Parizek to be the 2019 County Engineer. Motion Carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To appoint Myron Parizek and Gary Marlow to the Airport Zoning Commission. Motion carried.

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

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To authorize the chair to sign statement of non-issuance of certificate of occupancy for 2019. Motion carried.

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

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: Re-appoint Myron Parizek and Gary Marlow to the Airport Zoning Commission. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: Re-appoint Deb Christianson for the Airport board of Adjustment. Motion carried.

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

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Rick Primmer, Chairman

ATTEST: _________________________________

Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor