February 27, 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/Wiley seconded: To approve Resolution #18-14, Amending Resolution #13-21. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION #18-14

Replacing Resolution #13-21 and Resolution #16-85

RESOLUTION WAGES AND BENEFITS FOR PART-TIME EMPLOYEES IN THE BENTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Part time Corrections Officers, Communications Specialists, Food Service, Deputy Sheriff and Reserve Deputy Sheriff.

WHEREAS, the Benton County Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution #13-21 on March 12, 2013, and amended said resolution on November 1, 2016 with Resolution #16-85; and

WHEREAS, the Benton County Sheriff has requested that said Resolutions be replaced in their entirety, and requested that the wages and benefits for part-time employees within his department be re-established; and

WHEREAS, the Benton County Board of Supervisors believes that establishing the wages and benefits for said employees is necessary to provide for the efficient operations of the department through the hire and retention of qualified employees;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE FOLLOWING policies are adopted for the part-time employees in the Benton County Sheriff’s Department:

1. Part-time employees shall receive compensation at the rate of 1.5 times their regular hourly rate of pay for hours worked on a holiday or for each hour worked in excess of 40 hours per week. Holidays, for purposes of this section, are as defined in the most current labor contract between Benton County Sheriff’s Department, Vinton, Iowa and the Chauffers, Teamsters & Helpers Local Union No. 238, affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffers & Helpers of America.

2. Starting wages per hour shall be the same as a starting full-time employee in their respective job classifications after training, except for part-time office administration employees.

3. Starting wages of part-time office administration employees shall be as agreed on by the Sheriff or his/her designee, and the Benton County Board of Supervisors. Part-time office administration employees are not covered under or subject to Paragraphs 4, 5, 6, 10 and 11.

4. Training Wage: An employee starting out with no experience will start at a wage of $2.00 per hour less than a first year wage of a full-time employee in their respective job classification. If the trainee has prior experience, the trainee may be started at a higher training wage as agreed upon by the Sheriff or his/her designee, and the Benton County Board of Supervisors.

5. Training wages: All new employees shall complete a 120 days probation period. During that time the wage shall be $2.00 an hour less than that of the starting full time position. After a trainee has attained some experience in “on the job training”, completed the 120 day probation period, but not reached a status that they may work alone and/or obtained all necessary certifications as required of the position, the training wage may be increased $1.00 per hour. After all training is completed the employee has reached a status that they may work alone, the wage may be moved to that of a starting fulltime employee.

6. Step Raises for: Part time Corrections Officers, Communications Specialists, Food Service, Deputy Sheriff

1. An employee must work a minimum of one year and 1,000 hours before being eligible for step raise comparable to that of a full-time employee after one year.

2. An employee must work a minimum of two years and 2,000 hours comparable to that of a full-time employee after two years.

3. An employee must work a minimum of seven years and 7,000 hours before being eligible for a step raise comparable to that of a full-time employee after ten years.

4. An employee must work a minimum of fifteen years and 15,000 hours before being eligible for a step raise comparable to that of a full-time employee after twenty years.

5. These step raises will not be automatic but will be based on job performance, attendance, and willingness to work requested hours. Any part-time person who fails to actively work within any consecutive six-month period shall lose their accumulated hours towards reaching the 1000 hour requirement set forth above.

7. a. Any part-time employee advancing to a full-time position, with the same job classification shall retain their current wage status.

b. Any part-time employee advancing to a full-time position and the job classification is new or different from the current job classification that the employee is filling the wage shall be within the union agreement and agreed upon by the employee the board of supervisors and the Sheriff.

c. Part time Employees advancing to fulltime status and the job classification is under the civil service commission are not covered under this agreement.

8. Part-time employment will not be used for calculations of any other type of benefits for employees going from part-time to full-time.

9. Part-time employees are not entitled to longevity pay.

10. Part-time employees shall receive a $.50 per hour shift differential for night shifts worked after successful completion of training. A night shift for purposes of this section is as defined in the most current labor contract between Benton County Sheriff’s Department, Vinton, Iowa and the Chauffers, Teamsters & Helpers Local Union No. 238, affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffers & Helpers of America.

11. Part-time employees shall receive a $.75 per hour shift differential for weekend shifts worked after successful completion of training. A weekend shift for purposes of this section is as defined in the most current labor contract between Benton County Sheriff’s Department, Vinton, Iowa and the Chauffers, Teamsters & Helpers Local Union No. 238, affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffers & Helpers of America.

12. A Reserve Deputy (hired on or after February 27, 2018) NOT PART TIME DEPUTY SHERIFF

1. Reserve Deputy Sheriff is defined in Iowa Code section, 80D. All new employees are subject to a 120 day probation period.

2. All Reserve Deputy Sheriff training shall be in accordance with Iowa code section 80 D.

a. Training shall be paid for by Benton County Sheriff. The reserve officer in training will volunteer the time required to complete the training.

b. The Reserve officer in training shall volunteer 80 hours of on the job training.

c. A Reserve Deputy Sheriff hired on or after February 27th, 2018 shall be paid under the following terms, A Reserve Deputy in training shall be paid $2.00 an hour less than that of a full time Deputy Sheriff. After the completion of the required firearms training and 80 hours volunteer time. After the completion of all required Reserve Deputy training the Reserve Deputy Sheriff shall be paid $1.00 an hour less than that of a starting full time Deputy Sheriff.

d. After working 500 hours a Reserve Deputy Sheriff may be paid the wage of a starting full-time Deputy Sheriff.

e. After working 1500 hours a Reserve Deputy Sheriff may be paid the wage of a full-time Deputy Sheriff after one year of employment.

f. A Reserve Deputy Sheriff hired on or after February 27, 2018 and has completed the Reserve Officer training prior to employment with Benton County Sheriff may be paid $2.00 an hour less than the wage of a starting Fulltime

Deputy Sheriff starting wage. After the 120 day probation period and the Reserve Officer is able to work alone in accordance with Iowa code section 80D the Reserve Deputy may be paid $1.00 less than the wage of a starting fulltime Deputy Sheriff. After working 500 hours the reserve Deputy Sheriff may be paid the wage of fulltime starting Deputy Sheriff. After 1500 hours the Reserve Deputy may be paid the wage of a fulltime deputy Sheriff after one year of employment.

This agreement is subject to change with or without notice at the sole discretion of the Benton County Board of Supervisors and the Benton County Sheriff, or his/her designee.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that any prior agreement relative to wages and benefits of part-time employees in the Benton County Sheriff’s Department is repealed upon adoption of this resolution and specifically repeals Resolution #s13-21, and #16-85 in their entirety.

Dated this 27th day of February, 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

Wiley moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve hiring of Steven John Fish and Tyler Barr as reserve Deputy’s for the Sheriff effective February 27, 2018. Motion carried.

Wiley moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve the minutes of February 20, 2018. Motion carried.

Wiley moved/Bierschenk seconded: Approve payment of checks numbered 226373 through 226481, payroll checks numbered 139923 through 139951, and ACH deposits numbered 33556 through 33688 vendor checks numbered 226366 through 226372. Motion carried.

Wiley moved/Bierschenk seconded: To acknowledge resignation from Heidi Schminke from Benton-Iowa County DECAT, and to approve the amended contract as presented. The revised contract will remove Heidi Schminke’s name and leave Erin Monaghan, who will solely finish out the current fiscal year duties. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Wiley seconded: To approve FY19 Family Farm Credit Applications. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Wiley seconded: To approve Resolution #18-13, Approving Final Plat of Hidden Meadow Third Addition to Benton County. Motion carried.

HIDDEN MEADOW THIRD ADDITION

BENTON COUNTY, IOWA

RESOLUTION #18-13

APPROVING PLAT

WHEREAS, A PLAT OF HIDDEN MEADOW THIRD ADDITION BENTON COUNTY, IOWA containing six (6) numbered lots, numbered 8 through 13 and lettered Lot C, has been presented to the Benton County, Iowa, Supervisors consisting of the following described real estate: A part of the SE1/4 NE1/4 of Section 34, Township 85 North, Range 9 West of the 5th PM, Benton County, Iowa described as follows:

Beginning at the SW corner of the said SE1/4 NE 1/4; thence N 00°12’18” W along the west line of said SE1/4 NE1/4, 624.52 feet to the SW corner of Hidden Meadow Second Addition; thence N 89°50’53” E along the south line of said Addition, 1231.74 feet to the SE corner of said Addition; thence N 02°19’20 ” W along the east line of said Addition and along the east line of Hidden Meadow First Addition, 391.06 feet; thence N-ly along said on an arc of 355.81 feet of a 947.41 foot radius curve to the left having a chord length of 353.72 feet bearing N 16°11’27” W along the east line of said First Addition to the north line of said SE1/4 NE1/4; thence N 88°03’09” E along said north line, 184.60 feet to the NE corner of said SE1/4 NE 1/4; thence S 00 °0 9’18” E along the east line of said SE1/4 NE1/4, 1320.55 feet to the SE corner of said SE1/4 NE1/4; thence S 88°04’08” W along the south line of said SE1/4 NE1/4, 1303.87 feet to the Point of Beginning, containing 19.79 acres, which includes 2.51 acres of road right of way.

WHEREAS, after consideration, the same is found to be correct and in accordance with the provisions of the laws of the State of Iowa and the Ordinances of Benton County, Iowa, and

WHEREAS, the owners have executed and filed a Consent and Dedication for said Plat; and WHEREAS, the Benton County Board of Supervisors find that the plat would be advantageous to

Benton County, Iowa.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BENTON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS that said

Plat of Hidden Meadow Third Addition to Benton County, Iowa will be the same and is hereby acknowledged and approved and accepted on the part of Benton County, Iowa, subject to the following stipulations:

1. Any new driveway will be built to comply with Benton County’s driveway resolution dated October 17, 1975, and amended September 4, 1981.

2. Any new private water supply will be constructed with the approval of the Benton County Department of Health.

3. Any private on-site sewage treatments systems will be constructed with the approval of the Benton County Department of Health.

The Benton County Auditor is hereby directed to certify this Resolution Approving Plat and affix the same to said Plat as provided by law.

This resolution passed and approved on the 27th day of February, 2018.

Dated this 27th day of February, 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

Wiley moved/Bierschenk seconded: To suspend taxes on parcel #240-16300 per Iowa Code 427.9. Motion carried.

Wiley moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve Utility permit for Poweshiek Water Association to place utility lines in the right of way along 32nd Ave in Fremont Township. Motion carried.

Wiley moved/Bierschenk seconded: To allow the Engineer permission to attend the NACE conference in Wisconsin April 22-26, 2018.

Discussion about the Engineer pursuing GATR proposals for Mack trucks was had.

Bierschenk moved/Wiley seconded: To approve and authorize signature for the twin box culvert project on D65: STP-S-CO06(108)—5E-06. Motion carried.

Discussion on language for a proposed lease agreement was had between the board and the county attorney for the tenants who are occupying the old DHS building.

Wiley moved/Bierschenk seconded: To enter into closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5(c). Motion carried at 11:00 a.m.

Bierschenk moved/ Primmer seconded: To return to open session at 11:45 a.m. Motion carried.

The board then took a tour of the Transportation Office and was provided an update of that department. Discussion about ECICOG’s grant funding that might be available to apply for by May 2019.

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

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Rick Primmer, Chairman

ATTEST: _________________________________

Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor