|Department: Board of Supervisors|
Date: Feb 16, 2010 at 9:00 AM
|This meeting will be held in the Board Room on the lower level at Linn County West, 2500 Edgewood Road SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Click here to listen to an audio recording of the 9am meeting.
This comment period is for the public to address topics on today’s agenda.
The Board will hear updates from the following Elected Officials:
Joel Miller, Auditor
Harold Denton, Attorney
Joan McCalmant, Recorder
Brian Gardner, Sheriff
Mike Stevenson, Treasurer
Discuss and decide on 2012-2015 CIP budget.
Discuss Clayton County’s request for $500 support for lawsuit.
Discuss restoration of funding for funded agencies for FY 10.
Discuss PLA agreement for LCCS/Options building.
Discuss quotes for Linn County Public Health building remodel project.
This is an opportunity for the public to address the Board on any subject pertaining to Board business.
LINN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
CEDAR RAPIDS, LINN COUNTY, IOWA
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2010 9:00 A.M.
The Board met in session at Linn County West. Present: Chairperson Langston, Vice Chairperson Rogers, Supervisors Barron, Houser & Oleson. Board members voting “AYE” unless otherwise noted.
Motion by Barron, seconded by Rogers to approve minutes of Feb. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, 2010 as printed.
VOTE: Langston, Barron, Houser & Rogers – Aye Oleson - Abstain
The Board received updates from the following Elected Officials:
Joel Miller, Auditor – Review of Performance Measures for the following budgets: Facilities (utilities in un-occupied buildings); Elections (cost per vote is something he has no effect on); Accounting Services (reducing the number of warrants and want more electronic payment and direct deposits); and GIS/Real Estate Services (more self-service due to information on the website; an economic tool).
Harold Denton, Attorney – Separate location issues; impact of court cutbacks; and freezing Assistant’s pay will create problems.
Joan McCalmant, Recorder – Frank Abignale’s ISAC presentation regarding fraud and his life story is now on DVD; had more electronically submitted documents filed last week than received over the counter; boat renewals due the end of April; and Passport Fair on March 27th.
Brian Gardner, Sheriff – Sheriff’s Office remodeling is 98% complete; will maintain the rest of the county’s fleet by the end of the month; ribbon cutting will be in April; Correctional Center addition; CH security; in-car computers; and domestic violence cases are still down.
Mike Stevenson, Treasurer – Receiving escrow requests on the city’s second round of flood buyouts; first week in March looking at a company for the tax system vs. MS Govern; and 5,200 delinquent notices were mailed.
Motion by Langston, seconded by Rogers to make the following appointments to the Linn County Task Force on Animal Control: Curtis Dickson, Brent Oleson, Ben Rogers, Brian Murphy, Joan McCalmant, Greg Winterowd, Bernie Lettington, Diane Weber, Anne Dubby, Karla Seibert, Kim Pasker, Joi Bergman, Ann Long, Linn County Sheriff rep. and a councilmember from the following cities: Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha, Center Point, Coggon, Lisbon and Palo.
Steve Tucker and Dawn Jindrich met with the Board to continue the FY 11 Budget discussion. They stated that they made the adjustments over the weekend based on the Board’s motion on Friday, Feb. 12th and presented a proposed FY 11 budget summary reflecting a countywide tax rate increase of $0.12 or 1.98%.
Chairperson Langston suggested that the Board meet early spring to review how the whole budget process went for this year and what they would like to do going forward next year.
Motion by Barron, seconded by Houser to approve the FY 11 proposed budget summary for publication and set a public hearing on March 8th at 9:00 a.m.
VOTE: Langston, Barron, Houser & Rogers – Aye Oleson - Nay
The Board met with Darrin Gage, Dir. of Policy & Admin. to discuss the 2012-2015 CIP budget.
Supervisor Houser asked about the salt & sand storage buildings for the Road Dept. that had been on prior CIP lists but not on this list.
The Board agreed to delay a decision today.
The Board discussed request by Clayton County for a $500 contribution toward thier lawsuit. The Board will give a copy of request to legal staff.
The Board discussed restoration of funding for funded agencies for FY 10.
Supervisor Barron stated that the Board agreed to send out a notice in September 2009 putting all of the funded agencies on notice, but apparently LCCS paid them for 5 months. The remaining 7 months is in the budget.
Supervisor Oleson stated that they need to send a letter along with the funding to explain to the funded agencies that they were put in an equal situation with everyone else.
The Board discussed the proposed Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for the LCCS/Options building. Also present: Gary Jarvis, Jeff Clark and Scott Smith.
February 16, 2010
Clark stated that the general and all subcontractors will be considered a contractor. Smith presented an addendum.
The group discussed questions regarding union and non-union members employed on the project.
The Board agreed to go into Closed Session on Thursday to discuss potential litigation and then place on Monday’s agenda for approval.
Garth Fagerbakke, Const. Services Mgr., met with the Board to discuss quotes for the Linn County Public Health building remodel project. The low quote (base bid) was received from Olmstead Const. in the amount of $49,373. Fagerbakke is
recommending Olmstead with a 5% contingency for a total contract of $51,842.00.
Public Health will be paying for the project and Curtis Dickson is comfortable with the dollar amount.
Mike Stevenson stated that after Friday’s board meeting, the Board chose to freeze Elected Official and deputy salaries to send a message to the state legislators that the Board is saving taxpayers money. He asked the Board how much the 2.5% increase for managers is going to cost the taxpayers.
Adjournment at 11:04 a.m.
JOEL D. MILLER, Linn County Auditor &
Clerk to the Board of Supervisors
LINDA LANGSTON, Chairperson
Board of Supervisors
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