|Department: Board of Supervisors|
Date: Nov 29, 2010 at 9:00 AM
|This meeting will be held in the lower level Board Room at Linn County West, 2500 Edgewood Road SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.|
Monday, November 29, 2010
Linn County West, Lower Level
2500 Edgewood Road SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
This comment period is for the public to address topics on today’s agenda.
Public Hearing on General Obligation Loan Agreement and Bond issue for the Wickiup Center.
Discuss and decide on Linn County Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities agency restructuring proposal and resulting new bargaining unit position to replace resigning management employee.
Presentation from the Linn County Historic Preservation Commission.
Presentation by M. Hanson & Company for furniture for Juvenile Justice Center.
*Authorization for John Brandt to sign the Linn County Home Health – Protective Program’s “Time-Limited Funding to Existing Child & Youth Service Programs FY11 Informal Bid Proposal” for Decategorization Funds.” The request is for $49,000.
*Discuss and decide on a resolution entitled “A Resolution Expressing the Linn County Board of Supervisors’ Support for the City of Cedar Rapids RECAT Grant Application for the Riverfront Amphitheatre and Festival Park Projects and Indicating Conditional Intent to Donate Property Generally Described as 41 7th Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, and $10,000 as Linn County’s Participation in the Projects.”
Garth Fagerbakke, Construction Services Manager:
1) Linn County Community Services/Options of Linn County – Discuss and decide contract extension for Terracon for construction testing on the construction project.
2) Juvenile Justice Center - Discuss and decide contract extension for Terracon for construction testing on the construction project.
3) Correctional Center – Discuss and decide on contract for Terracon for construction testing on the construction project.
This is an opportunity for the public to address the Board on any subject pertaining to Board business.
APPROVE PAYROLL AUTHORIZATIONS
LINN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
CEDAR RAPIDS, LINN COUNTY, IOWA
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2010 9:00 A.M.
The Board met in session at Linn County West. Present: Chairperson Langston, Vice Chairperson Rogers, Supervisors Barron, Houser and Oleson. Board members voting “AYE” unless otherwise noted.
A public hearing was called to order for the General Obligation Loan Agreement and Bond issue for the Wickiup Center. Proof of publication was presented.
There were no oral or written objections.
Motion by Barron, seconded by Rogers to close public hearing
Motion by Rogers, seconded by Houser to adopt Resolution 2010-11-222, approving entering into the Loan Agreement and issuing the Bonds in the future for the General Obligation Loan Agreement and Bond issue for the Wickiup Center.
Motion by Houser, seconded by Barron to approve Linn County Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities agency restructuring proposal and new bargaining unit position of Quality Assurance Specialist to replace resigning management employee.
Peter Jaynes, Chairman of the Linn County Historic Preservation Commission, expressed his thanks to the Board for their support. He also advised the Board that they have recently embarked on a new initiative with the Linn County Conservation Board to provide protection and recognition for county owned historical sites and structures identified as eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
Representatives of M. Hanson & Company gave a presentation for proposed furniture for the Juvenile Justice Center.
Britt Hutchins, Purchasing Dir., presented cost estimates for the furniture. The total (including the scanners and judges benches) is $131,049.30.
It was the consensus of the Board to move forward with the furniture and judges tables and will look into 60/40 funding for the scanners.
Beth Riechers, Home Health, met with the Board to discuss authorization for John Brandt to sign the Linn County Home Health – Protective Program’s “Time-Limited Funding to Existing Child & Youth Service Programs FY11 Informal Bid Proposal” for Decategorization Funds.” The request is for $49,000.
New DECAT funds have become available. This is used for supervised visits in-home. The Board will approve on Wednesday.
The Board discussed a Resolution Expressing the Linn County Board of Supervisors’ Support for the City of Cedar Rapids RECAT Grant Application for the Riverfront Amphitheatre and Festival Park Projects and Indicating Conditional Intent to Donate Property Generally Described as 42 7th Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, and $10,000 as Linn County’s Participation in the Projects.”
Darrin Gage advised the Board that Appraisal Resources has submitted an appraisal for the property south of the Mott Bldg. at $425,000. This is the land that the city is requesting for the Amphitheatre.
The Board asked questions of Julie Sina, Cedar Rapids Park & Rec. Dept., regarding flood control structures on the Mott Bldg. lot and asked Gage to include conditions regarding the flood and the Mott Bldg.
Supervisor Oleson also asked that staff look into what it takes to designate the Mott Bldg. as an historical structure.
Motion by Barron, seconded by Rogers to adopt Resolution 2010-11-223, expressing Linn County’s support for the City of Cedar Rapids River Enhancement Community Attraction and Tourism (RECAT) grant application for the Riverfront Amphitheatre and Festival Park projects.
Discussion: Supervisor Oleson stated that he is happy to receive this request and happy that Cedar Rapids will do a similar donation. He questioned, however, the wisdom of this project’s usefulness and the city’s priorities in pursuing it ahead of other flood-recovery needs. He stated that it could contribute to “flood fatigue” among lawmakers when the city and county seek state aid for other projects. Oleson also stated that it seems like it’s going to be sandwiched into a place that’s available instead of a better site.
He also stated that the county is handing over a significant piece of property when they should be talking about a land swap.
Chairperson Langston stated that there is a good deal of support for this project in combination with flood protection.
Julie Sina stated that this is the first phase of flood protection on the west side of the river and the intent is to get the downtown area back on its feet.
November 29, 2010
VOTE: Langston, Barron, Houser & Rogers – Aye Oleson - Nay
Motion by Oleson, seconded by Barron to approve the follow contracts with Terracon:
• LCCS/Options Bldg. – Additional $31,833 for a total contact of $54,483.00
• Juvenile Justice Center – Additional $21,550 for a total contract of $33,250.
• Correctional Center Phase 2 - $24,500 - $31,000.
Craig Rathje thanked Supervisor Houser for all of his years of service. He also stated that the Board chose the right direction on the amphitheatre.
Regarding the Animal Shelter, he asked for transparency. He is also pushing for a park-like setting and would like the board’s support.
Melanie Alexander, Exec. Dir. of the History Center also thanked the Board for their support and gave a brief update of the History Center activities.
Adjournment at 10:30 a.m.
JOEL D. MILLER, Linn County Auditor &
Clerk to the Board of Supervisors
By Rebecca Shoop, Deputy Auditor
LINDA LANGSTON, Chairperson
Board of Supervisors
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