Kim Reynolds
Kim Reynoldshttps://governor.iowa.gov/about-the-governor
As Iowa’s 43rd Governor, Kim Reynolds is determined to make sure that Iowa’s success is every Iowan’s success. Whether it’s preparing Iowans for cutting-edge careers, fighting for education, improving healthcare and mental health access, or empowering our rural communities, Kim’s priorities are making a difference in all four corners of the state. Her vision keeps Iowans at the center of all decisions, especially in the area of fiscal responsibility. Kim knows that when Iowa taxpayers are able to keep more of their money, great things happen. She also believes in redemption. Kim’s justice reform initiatives carefully balance second chances with victim rights. As Governor, Kim’s strong voice for international trade, agriculture, and advanced manufacturing is opening new markets and maintaining relationships with leaders in China, Mexico, Canada, Israel, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Germany, Brazil and Argentina, to name just a few. Although she’s traveled the world telling Iowa’s story, Kim is still a small-town girl at heart with common-sense values. These principles are reflected in the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa initiative and Future Ready Iowa. At age 57, Kim earned a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University. Then, nearly two years later, on Nov. 4, 2018, she was elected by Iowans to become their first woman Governor. Family means everything to Kim and her husband, Kevin. They have three daughters (Jennifer, Nicole and Jessica) who are happily married, and Kim and Kevin love spending time with their 10 very active grandchildren.

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MEMBERS OF COUNCIL

Hon. Kim Reynolds | Governor
Hon. Paul D. Pate | Secretary of State
Hon. Rob Sand | Auditor of State
Hon. Michael L. Fitzgerald | Treasurer of State
Hon. Michael L. Naig | Secretary of Agriculture

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Conference Call Phone Number: (866) 685-1580
Conference Code Pin: 0009990993

 

 

1.      Approval of Minutes

A.    Approval of the minutes from the Executive Council meeting held on March 21, 2022.

2.      Iowa Code §7D.10

A.    Attorney General’s office request Payment for Expenses under Iowa Code §7D.10 in the amount of $9,600.00.

3.      Special Counsel

A.   The Department of Justice, Attorney General’s office requests retention of outside counsel pursuant to Iowa Code section 13.3(1) in Leland Mitchell v. Iowa Department of Transportation; State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa, a workers’ compensation case filed by a state employee.

                    Firm:            Patterson Law Firm, L.L.P.

                    Attorney:      Ryan Clark

                                         505 5th Avenue

                                         Suite 729

                                         Des Moines, IA 50309

                    Rate:             $160.00 Per Hour 

4.      Emergency Allocations

A.    Iowa Communications Network is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $58,206.36. On January 12, 2022, a cable along Highway 9 north of 275th Street in Winneshiek County was damaged due to a rodent chew. Request is to cover repair costs. 

The State Auditor’s Office has reviewed this request and recommends allocation, subject to audit of actual invoices and supporting documentation and demonstration that no costs covered by the maintenance contract have been included.

B.     Iowa Communications Network is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $49,372.59. On February 8, 2022, a cable was damaged in two locations in Fayette County due to a rodent chew. Request is to cover repair costs. 

The State Auditor’s Office has reviewed this request and recommends allocation, subject to audit of actual invoices and supporting documentation and demonstration that no costs covered by the maintenance contract have been included.

C.     The Department of Administrative Services is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $3,393.80. On December 19, 2021, vehicle #1209 was damaged by a deer. Request is to cover repair costs.

The State Auditor’s Office has reviewed this request and recommends allocation subject to the audit of actual invoices.

D.    Department of Public Safety – Iowa State Patrol is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $9,708.62. On January 21, 2022, vehicle #348 was damaged after striking a deer. Request is to cover repair costs.

The State Auditor’s Office has reviewed this request and recommends allocation subject to the audit of actual invoices.

E.     Department of Public Safety is requesting a supplemental emergency allocation in the amount of $27,850.75. This brings the total allocation to $135,000.55. On July 9, 2021, 25 Vehicles were damaged by hail. Request is to cover repair costs.

The State Auditor’s Office has reviewed this request and recommends allocation, subject to the audit of actual invoices. 

F.     Department of Public Safety is requesting a supplemental emergency allocation in the amount of $1,347.54. This brings the total allocation to $10,310.14. On October 15, 2021, vehicle #49 was damaged by a deer. Request is to cover repair costs.

The State Auditor’s Office has reviewed this request and recommends allocation and payment. This represents full and final payment and this allocation will be closed. 

G.    Department of Public Safety is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $10,598.00. On October 20, 2021, a lightning strike damaged the communication tower at the Palo Alto site. Request is to cover repair costs.

The State Auditor’s Office has reviewed this request and recommends allocation and reimbursement. This represents full and final payment and this allocation will be closed. 

H.    Department of Public Safety is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $7,555.19. On January 6, 2022, vehicle #217 was damaged by a deer. Request is to cover repair costs.

The State Auditor’s Office has reviewed this request and recommends allocation subject to the audit of actual invoices

I.      University of Iowa is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $17,682.03. On March 8, 2021, the weight of snow and ice caused damage at the MacBride Nature Recreation Area Social Center. Request is to cover repair costs.

The State Auditor’s Office has reviewed this request and recommends allocation subject to audit of actual invoices.

J.      University of Northern Iowa is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $1,005,153.40. On December 15, 2021, a wind storm caused damages to the roof at the Nielsen Fieldhouse and Wellness Recreation Center. Request is to cover repair costs.

The State Auditor’s Office has reviewed this request and recommends allocation subject to the audit of actual invoices

K.    Department of Human Services – Woodward Resource Center is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $195,710.89. On August 10, 2020, a derecho caused roof, tree and water damage. Request is to cover repair costs.

The State Auditor’s Office has reviewed this request and recommends allocation and reimbursement is to be paid to the Department of Administrative Services. This represents full and final payment and this allocation will be closed.

5.      Payment of Cost Items

A.    Department of Administrative Services ………………….……………………………….$5,306.75
On July 9, 2021, Vehicles #1305, #1499, #1348 and #2089 were damaged by hail. Request is to cover repair costs. 

The State Auditor’s Office has reviewed this request and recommends payment.  This represents full and final payment, $368.75 will be reverted and this allocation closed.

B.     Department of Administrative Services ………………….……………………………….$4,186.45
On July 9, 2021, Vehicles #455, #202 and #155 were damaged by hail. Request is to cover repair costs. 

The State Auditor’s Office has reviewed this request and recommends payment.  This represents full and final payment, $802.49 will be reverted and this allocation closed.

C.     Denton Davis Brown PC……………………………………..…………………………………..$622.50
215 10th Street, Suite 1300
Des Moines, IA 50309-3993
Special Counsel for Copyright, Trademark & Patent Issues

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Iowa Department of Transportation.

D.    Michael Marquess…….………………..……………………………………………………………$5,000.00
2183 Docks Drive
Garwin, IA 50632
Tribal cases when the offenses are committed by non-natives against non-natives (or without a victim) on the Sac and Fox Indian Settlement in Tama County

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the General Fund.

E.     Richard J. Bennett, Sr..…………………………………………………………………..$2,808.00
PO Box 65666
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Special Counsel for the Criminal Appeals Division of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Attorney General’s Office’s Forfeiture Fund.  

F.     Denton Davis Brown PC……………………………………..…………………………………..$386.50
215 10th Street, Suite 1300
Des Moines, IA 50309-3993
Special Counsel Dentons Davis Brown Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment. Payment will be made from the Unclaimed Property Fund. 

G.    Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C……………………………………………………….$90.20
The Davis Brown Tower
215 10th Street, Suite 1300
Des Moines, IA 50309-3993
Legal Services to state agencies on issues related to the visa status of prospective state employees

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment. Payment will be made from the funds of the Iowa Department of Revenue

H.    Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C……………………………………………………….$65.00
The Davis Brown Tower
215 10th Street, Suite 1300
Des Moines, IA 50309-3993
Legal Services to state agencies on issues related to the visa status of prospective state employees

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment. Payment will be made from the funds of the Iowa Department of Revenue

I.      Department of Natural Resources …………………….……………………………………….$1,338.00
Drainage taxes for the following county:

Clinton County              $1,338.00

Michael J. Moss, Assistant Attorney General, has reviewed this request and recommends payment.

J.      Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC…………………………………….$170.00
115 Third Street SE, Suite 1200
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Tobacco Settlement Authority

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Tobacco Settlement Authority. 

6.      Adjourn Meeting

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