Plymouth County Supervisors Minutes & Claims — January 4, 2021

Plymouth County Board of Supervisors
January 4, 2021 — Le Mars, Iowa

The Plymouth County Board of Supervisors met in Courthouse Boardroom on January 4, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.  All members were present.  All votes following are a roll call vote of an aye per board member, unless otherwise indicated.  Board Chairman Don Kass called the meeting to order and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Mike VanOtterloo was elected as the Dist. 2 Plymouth County Board of Supervisors, replacing Mark Loutsch, and took his oath of office on 12/22/2020.

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Meis, to adjourn the 2020 Board of Supervisors session and to organize for 2021.  Motion Carried.

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Horton, to appoint Don Kass as Chairman for 2021.  Kass abstained.  Motion Carried.

Motion by Horton, seconded by VanOtterloo, to appoint Craig Anderson as Vice-Chairman for 2021.  Anderson abstained.  Motion Carried.

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Meis, to approve the 1/4/21 agenda.  Motion Carried.

Motion by Horton, seconded by Meis, to approve the minutes of the 12/22/20 meeting.  Motion Carried.

Motion by Meis, seconded by Anderson, to approve the 12/31/20 payroll.  Motion Carried.

Motion by Horton, seconded by VanOtterloo, to approve the purchase of the new emergency alert system for the Courthouse/County.  Motion Carried.

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Meis, to extend the current COVID-19 resolution regarding the county policy handbook to 3/31/2021.  Motion Carried.

Motion by Horton, seconded by Meis, to approve the 2021 County Wellness program contract with ISAC.  Motion Carried.

Motion by Meis, seconded by Anderson, to authorize Auditor Stacey Feldman to pay bills/claims, postage and freight etc. and salaries for 2021 and pay wages for part time employees from time sheets.  These bills, claims and salaries are to be paid when the Auditor is satisfied that the same is due the claimant.  Motion Carried.

Motion by Meis, seconded by VanOtterloo, to adopt the following Resolution:
RESOLUTION 010421-1
WHEREAS, Chapter 120.1 of the 2020 Code of Iowa allows the County as governing body to delegate its investment authority under the provisions of this chapter, to the Treasurer or other financial officer of the governmental unit, who shall therefore be responsible for handling investment transactions until such delegation of authority is revoked.
THEREFORE, the Board of Supervisors of Plymouth County hereby appoint Shelly Sitzmann as the financial officer to invest idle funds not needed for immediate use in time certificates of deposit in approved depositories or in investments permitted by section 128.10.  
VanOtterloo-aye; Kass-aye; Meis-aye; Horton-aye; Anderson-aye.  Motion Carried.
Motion by Horton, seconded by VanOtterloo, to adopt the following Resolution:
RESOLUTION 010421-2
WHEREAS, the first regular session of the 64th General Assembly of the State of Iowa enacted File #37 which reads in part, “The Board of Supervisors may authorize attendance at schools of instruction by county officers, appointees, and employees as the school are called….”
NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Board of Supervisors authorize each elected or appointed official to determine the schools of instruction that they will attend and also which employees may attend for the year 2021.
VanOtterloo-aye; Kass-aye; Meis-aye, Horton-aye; Anderson-aye.  Motion Carried.

Motion by VanOtterloo, seconded by Anderson, to appoint Board members to serve on the same conference boards and labor negotiations for 2021 and to serve on the other boards listed as follows:
Craig Anderson  
Workforce Development
E-911 Board
County Safety Board
SRTPA Board, Alternate
SIMPCO MPO Board and SIMPCO Executive Board
Woodbury Co. Assessor’s Office Conference Board
Hungary Canyons Alliance Board
Loess Hills Development and Conservation Authority
I.P.A.I.T Board
R.E.A.P Board
Hazmat Board

Don Kass  
R.E.A.P. Board (Alternate)
Sioux Rivers Mental Health Region Board
Mental Health Crisis Board
3rd Judicial District Dept. of Correctional Services
Mid Sioux Opportunity Board
Youth Emergency Services Board (YES Center)
Synergy Board, Alternate
Little Sioux Watershed Board
Plains Area MH Board Liaison

Mike VanOtterloo  
Plymouth County EMA
Loess Hills Alliance Board Alternate
Sioux Rivers Mental Health Region Board
Synergy Board
Plymouth County Planning Council
Mental Health Crisis Board
Mental Health DECAT Board
Plymouth County Wellness

Gary Horton
Loess Hills Alliance Board
Siouxland Regional Housing Authority Board
SRTPA Board
Big Sioux Corridor Board
NW Early Childhood Iowa (Empowerment)
Siouxland Regional Transit Board
West Central Region Housing
Life Skills (Mid-year committee member)
Plymouth County Landfill
Plymouth County Labor Negotiations Board

John Meis  
E-911 Board, Alternate
SIMPCO, Alternate
Loess Hills Alliance Board
Floyd Valley Community Health Services Advisory Committee
Life Skills Board
Le Mars Business Initiative Corp. (Liaison)
Plymouth Co. Board of Health Planning Council
Plymouth County Labor Negotiations Board

Motion by Meis, seconded by VanOtterloo, to set the 4 County newspapers for 2021 as the Le Mars Daily Sentinel, Akron Hometowner and the Remsen Bell Enterprises and the Moville Record to serve together as one each at ½ rate.  Motion Carried.

Motion by VanOtterloo, seconded by Meis, to approve the 2021 County Compensation Commission as follows:
Real Estate Brokers
Connie Blake
Jim A. Klein Jr.
Phyllis Van Evera
Carrissa DeRocher
Randy Stabe
Bruce Brock

Finance Officers  
Roger Schmid
Mike Hohenstein
Micah Lang
Clark Schmitz
Matthew Ahlers
Jeremy Homan
Dusty Pick

Agricultural Land Owners 
David Howe
Dennis Schmid
Gaylen Tapper
Stanley Anderson
Bill Schroeder
Doug Becker
Stanley Anderson

City Land Owners
Rich Husman
Jerry Scholten
Kim Sparr
Keith Bohle
Doug Manley
Delana Ihrke
Motion Carried.  

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Meis, to appoint Brenda Miller to the Veteran Affairs Commission for a 3 year term; to appoint Lorraine Sacino Murphy and Dick Sievers to the Plymouth County Board of Health for a 3 year term; to appoint Lowell Vos and Bill Koopman to the County Zoning Board for a 5 year term; to appoint Shirley McNaugton to replace Jim McNaughton for a 5 year term, to appoint Greg Schroeder to replace Ralph Klemme and Randy Krosch to replace Jim Henrich to fill a 1 year unexpired term to the County Zoning Board; to appoint Chris Beeck to the Conservation Board to a 5 year term; appoint Robin Klemme, John Ahlers and Dan Albert to the Compensation Board; and to appoint Chad Ericson, Gary Horton and Cheri Nitzschke to the Judicial Magistrate appointing committee.  Motion Carried.

Jeff TeBrink, Plymouth County Sheriff, reviewed the FY 2021-22 Sheriff, Communication Center and Jail budgets.

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Horton, to approve a permit for tile crossings in Section 13 in Elgin Township and Section 18 of Fredonia Township on Nobel Ave.  Motion Carried.

Motion by Horton, seconded by Meis, to approve a permit for 2 tile crossings Section 1 / 2 of Remsen Township on L22.  Motion Carried.

Motion by Meis, seconded by Anderson, to approve a permit for a tile crossing in Section 28 / 33 of Garfield Township on 330th St.  Motion Carried.

The Board of Supervisors adjourned the meeting at 11:55 a.m.

Stacey Feldman, Plymouth County Auditor
Don Kass, Chairman

Plymouth County – Claims paid on 1-4-21
A & M Laundry  SHOP SUPPLIES    91.50
A New Day Properties  rental assistance    300.00
Access Systems  copier contract    814.24
Noel Ahmann  postage, mileage    125.37
Akron Hometowner  publications    270.19
Keaton Alons  meal reimb.    17.04
Alpha Wireless  VHF Bank HP Mobile    603.00
Jessica Anderson  cell phone allowance    90.00
Anthony Plumbing, Heating  parts    10.00
Arnold Motor Supply  PARTS    772.52
Amy Augustine  postage, mailing    19.35
Bomgaars  supplies    494.77
City of Brunsville  UTILITIES    52.20
Buchheit Law PLC  attorney fees    1345.00
Budden Plumbing, Heating  heat and a/c repairs    138.00
Bugman Pest & Rodent  pest control    50.00
Jim Bybee Law Office  attorney fees    151.20
Brandon Cabney  cell phone allowance    90.00
Casey’s Business  fuel    2187.43
Jeremiah Casson  GROUNDS    400.00
Century Link Business  Ali Data    569.58
Crawford County Sheriff  service    51.74
Conner Delfs  cell phone allowance    90.00
Dell Marketing computer    1594.26
Scott Dorhout  cell phone allowance    90.00
Eakes Inc.  supplies    203.00
Stacey Feldman  courthouse supplies    22.50
Dawn Fifita  cell phone allowance    90.00
Frederes Plumbing & Heating  BUILDINGS    146.89
Frericks Repair  TIRES    1893.68
Frontier  phone services    2106.36
Jolynn Goodchild  postage, cell phone    153.00
Govconnection, Inc.  network Vlans internet    1830.40
Government Forms and Supplies  office supplies    31.91
GRP & Associates  medical supplies    107.00
Hardware Hank  custodial supplies    39.97
Kirk Hatting  cell phone allowance    90.00
Jamie Hauser  mileage    83.38
Brian Heidesch  cell phone allowance    90.00
Pat Heissel  cell phone allowance    90.00
High Point Networks  phone system license    937.00
Jenna Hodgson  postage    9.20
Jill Holzman  cell phone allowance    90.00
Nathan Hoss  cell phone allowance    90.00
Hundertmark  power washer    5300.00
Hydraulic Sales & Service  PARTS    172.40
Iowa DOT  MEETING FEES    600.00
IMWCA  work comp premium    6610.00
Iowa Law Enforcement Academy  jail in-service    500.00
Iowa Prison Industries  custodial supplies    409.52
IP Pathways  domain conversion    3360.00
ISSDA  Cabney membership    25.00
I-State Truck Center  PARTS    597.85
Jerico Services  MATERIALS    6431.40
Tamara Jorgensen  cell phone allowance    90.00
Keltek Inc.  new vehicle equipment    2616.80
KEMPS  kitchen supplies    349.99
Kimball-Midwest Co.  PARTS    61.06
City of Kingsley  UTILITIES    31.62
Knife River  ASPHALT CONCRETE    333.50
Trish Kunkel  cleaning services    2580.00
L.A. Carlson Contracting  FEMA project-Floyd River    64,121.40
City of Le Mars  utilities assistance    276.13
L.G. Everist Inc.  MATERIALS    6001.55
Mail Services  mv renew printing    863.05
Mid-State Organized Crime  2021 Membership dues    150.00
MidAmerican Energy  utilities    920.36
Midwest Lubricants  GREASE    363.00
Midwest Wheel  PARTS    231.46
NACVSO  annual membership    200.00
National Emergency Number  membership dues    142.00
O’Keefe Elevator  elevator maintenance    488.80
Shawn Olson  MACHINES & FIXTURES    77.51
One Office Solutions  postage labels    292.13
Kyle Petersen  cell phone allowance    90.00
Pitchfork Ag LLC  PARTS    341.68
Ply. Co. Board of Health  healthy aging grants    9686.45
Plymouth Co Employees  insurance reimbursements    6646.85
Ply. Co. Sheriff  juvenile transport    30.00
Ply. Co. Treasurer  flex benefit reimb.    979.80
Pomp’s Tire Service  TIRES & TUBES    3868.93
Primebank  safe deposit box rental    15.00
Indira Probst  postage    3.80
Quality Lawn Care  snow removal    345.00
Darin Raymond  misc. reimbursements    134.49
Northwest REC  utilities    1081.14
Red’s Printing  SIGNS    1397.94
Sapp Bros. Petroleum  PARTS    12,007.70
Schmillen Construction  construction project    26,251.00
Rick Singer  cell phone allowance    90.00
Sioux Center Medical Clinic  SAFETY    65.00
Sioux Sales Company  uniform    184.85
Siouxland Dist. Health Dept.  well testing    200.00
Solutions  1099 forms    4.14
Southern Sioux County RWS  Hillview water    161.75
Luke Steeg  OFFICE CLEANING    74.00
Stone Group Architects  architect fees    5300.00
Struble, Town of  REFUND TO CITIES/TOWNS    920.36
Matt Struve  cell phone allowance    90.00
Jeff TeBrink  cell phone allowance    90.00
The Home Depot Pro  custodial supplies    310.66
The Record  ad    28.00
Thomson West Group  CLEAR    175.09
Titan Machinery  PARTS    986.00
Tool Depot  TOOLS    316.03
Total Motors  repairs    1678.06
US POSTAL SERVICE  postage    516.00
Verizon Newark  UTILITIES    209.60
Verizon Wireless  cell phones    896.52
VISA Prime Bank  Sheriff’s misc. expenses    1760.21
Wagner Auto Supply  FILTERS    297.19
Wal-Mart  supplies    566.09
Willson & Pechacek, P.L.C.  legal service    744.00
Josh Wilson  GROUNDS    360.00
Jacob Wingert  cell phone allowance    90.00
Woodbury Co. Sheriff  service    10.00
Zep Manufacturing Co.  SHOP SUPPLIES    415.83
Ziegler Inc  PARTS    4073.59

Published in The Record
Thursday, January 28, 2021

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