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CLINTON COUNTY

BOARD OF

SUPERVISORS

MARCH 20, 2017


The Board of Supervisors of Clinton County, Iowa, met. Present were Supervisors Hamerlinck, Determann and Srp. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.


9:00 A.M. Review Correspondence and Claims
Call to Order – Pledge of Allegiance


9:15 A.M. FORMAL ACTION: Resolutions and Motions


CONSENT AGENDA
The following Resolutions #2017-47 through #2017-51 were approved on the Consent Agenda:

RESOLUTION #2017-47
WHEREAS, Vicki Petersen has petitioned for property tax suspension under provision of Code of Iowa, Section 427.8, on the following described property: 1448 16th Avenue, Camanche, IA Parcel #10-17460000
WHEREAS, eligibility for said suspension has been verified by Kim Ralston, CAP Director.
BE IT RESOLVED by the Clinton County Board of Supervisors that tax suspension [for the collection of taxes, special assessments, and rates or charges, including interest, fees and costs] be and is hereby approved and the County Treasurer is authorized to make entry on her records accordingly, all under provision of Section 427.8, Code of Iowa.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that tax suspension under provision of Section 427.8, Code of Iowa, is for the 2016 Assessment Year and all prior years and it is the responsibility of the petitioning taxpayer to reapply for further tax suspension.


Roll Call: Srp: Yes; Determann: Yes; Hamerlinck: Yes. Shawn A. Hamerlinck, Chairperson



RESOLUTION #2017-48
WHEREAS, Donna Blackley has petitioned for tax suspension under provision of Code of Iowa, Section 427.9, on the following property: 662 13th Avenue So., Clinton, IA
Parcel # 80-39060000
WHEREAS, eligibility for said suspension has been verified by the Iowa Department of Human Services.
BE IT RESOLVED by the Clinton County Board of Supervisors that tax suspension (for the collection of taxes, special assessments, and rates or charges, including interest, fees and costs) be and is hereby approved and the County Treasurer shall make entry on her records accordingly, all under provision of Section 427.9, Code of Iowa.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that tax suspension under provision of Section 427.9, Code of Iowa, is for the 2016 Assessment Year and all prior years and it is the responsibility of the petitioning taxpayer to reapply for further tax suspension.



Roll Call: Srp: Yes; Determann: Yes; Hamerlinck: Yes. Shawn A. Hamerlinck, Chairperson



RESOLUTION #2017-49
BE IT RESOLVED that the Clinton County Board of Supervisors of Clinton County, Iowa, hereby order the following appointment: Lime Stone Bluffs Regional Cultural Council Executive Board - Cathie Nichols



Roll Call: Srp: Yes; Determann: Yes; Hamerlinck: Yes. Shawn A. Hamerlinck, Chairperson



RESOLUTION #2017-50
WHEREAS, the officials of the various offices of Clinton County designate the following institutions as depositories for the funds coming into their hands FY2016-2017. As provided by Section 12C.1, Code of Iowa; and
WHEREAS, the Clinton County Board of Supervisors, after receiving advice from the County Treasurer, deem said institutions as proper places for the deposit of such funds.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the actions of said officials in designating said institutions be and the same are hereby approved and said officials are hereby authorized to deposit public funds in their hands in the financial institutions specified, deposits in no case to exceed the amount specified:
RECORDER/REGISTRAR, Scott Judd
Clinton National Bank $300,000.00
SHERIFF, Rick Lincoln Clinton National Bank $500,000.00
TREASURER, Rhonda McIntyre
Clinton National Bank $70,000,000.00

Sterling Federal Bank
$10,000,000.00

US Bank

$10,000,000.00

DeWitt Bank & Trust

$20,000.000.00

First Central State Bank

$20,000,000.00

First Trust & Savings Bank

$10,000,000.00

Gateway State Bank

$30,000,000.00

Citizen’s First Bank

$20,000,000.00

IPAIT
$3,000,000.00

Edward D. Jones (Jerry Kedley) $1,000,000.00



Roll Call: Srp: Yes; Determann: Yes; Hamerlinck: Yes. Shawn A. Hamerlinck, Chairperson



RESOLUTION #2017-51
WHEREAS, per the Clinton County Credit Card Policy, all departmental credit cards and credit limits must be approved by the Board of Supervisors; and
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Clinton County Board of Supervisors that the County Mental Health Office is authorized to complete a credit card application with Clinton National Bank with a credit limit request of $1,500.



Roll Call: Srp: Yes; Determann: Yes; Hamerlinck: Yes. Shawn A. Hamerlinck, Chairperson


UNFINISHED BUSINESS



GENERAL PUBLIC


DEPARTMENT HEADS, ELECTED OFFICIALS AND

EMPLOYEES
County Building Maintenance Manager Corey Johnson reported a pre-bid meeting was conducted last week on the final bid package for the Law Enforcement Center construction. He said that bid opening has been delayed to March 29. He said plans have been finished for the parking lot project at the Administration Building and he will bring those for a presentation next week.
Supervisor Srp mentioned the courthouse employee parking at the baseball stadium has shifted to the north parking lot as the baseball season is starting.
County Attorney Mike Wolf thanked County Engineer Todd Kinney for his assistance with work on the Elvira wastewater project. Wolf said they are meeting in April to finalize the draft of a resolution to move the project forward.
Supervisor Determann would like a resolution scheduled for next week to support for the four-lane Highway 30 in Illinois.


DISCUSSION WITH POSSIBLE ACTION

Union Pacific Railroad request to close a county road crossing: County Engineer Todd Kinney reported Union Pacific expects to permanently close the crossing on 350th Ave. as Phase I of the new facility it is building near Low Moor. He said their initial offer to close the crossing is $40,000 and the Department of Transportation would pay $7,500. Kinney said if it isn’t closed then the County will have to do quite a bit of grading on the road. He said Union Pacific also stated there would be many times when a train will be blocking the roadway. Kinney said he is looking into if Union Pacific would be responsible for paying for the grading. He said Union Pacific by ordinance is allowed to block a road for 10 minutes, but a safety issue would allow them to block traffic for longer periods of time. Kinney said traditionally the County has conducted a Public Hearing when a closing request has been presented. He said the road recently was resurfaced in the amount of $1.5 million. Chairperson Hamerlinck said it is unreasonable to accept $47,000 after a $1.5 million investment has been made. Kinney said that amount can be negotiated. Srp said the Board of Supervisors should conduct a Public Hearing to get the public’s view on this proposed closing. He believes the public wouldn’t support it and getting that on the record would be important to share with Union Pacific. Kinney will work on setting a Public Hearing in Low Moor.



Z-34 Local Road Safety Plan project: The Supervisors considered a paved shoulder plan for the Z-34 Local Road Safety Plan project. Kinney has applied for a grant to add safety improvements to the project. However, the grant classifies the entire project a federal subsidized project. The safety plan recommends the project include two-foot shoulders with rumble strips on the shoulders and center line. He said those improvements will add a significant amount to the project cost. He recommends if they do, the shoulders should be four-foot wide because the rumble strips on the shoulders will take up most of the two-foot shoulder. Srp would like to get more input on this issue from county residents. Kinney said the four-foot shoulder would add $500,000 a mile to each project.



Bargaining Unit Proposal response: The Supervisors presented the County’s initial bargaining unit proposal response to Secondary Roads, General Services and Communications.



Motion was made by Supervisor Determann to present the county response to the Secondary Roads, General Services and Communications bargaining units.



Roll Call: Srp: Yes; Determann: Yes; Hamerlinck: Yes. Motion carried.



County Case Management and Managed Care Organization contracts: Case Management Director Patti Robinson said the County Attorney reviewed the Managed Care Organization contract. He said the contract can’t be terminated until March of 2018. However, there is an opportunity to ask for a review within 30 days. She said it is still unknown how it will play out. She said some smaller counties have already closed their case management office since those employees went to other Managed Care Organizations. She said the county has not yet lost any clients, but she expects to see some movement around April 1. Robinson said the current contract and staff levels are working as budgeted.



The Board of Supervisors adjourned to meet on Monday, March 27, 2017.


Eric Van Lancker
County Auditor

Shawn A. Hamerlinck

Chairperson

-APPROVED-

Published: April 3, 2017.



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CLINTON COUNTY

EMERGENCY

MANAGEMENT

PUBLIC NOTICE



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