EXECUTIVE COUNCIL – August 23, 2021

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EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF IOWA AGENDA

– Teleconference Only –

Conference Call Phone Number: (866) 685-1580

Conference Code Pin: 0009990993

 10:00 AM

August 23, 2021

  1. Approval of minutes from the Executive Council meeting held on August 9, 2021
  1. Personal Appearance –
  1. Adam Steen and Jessica Lingo from the Iowa Department of Administrative Services will be present to request approval of the following:
  1. Premiums for Health Insurance for 2022
  2. Premiums for Dental Insurance for 2022

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  1. Leases – Page 1
  1. Emergency Allocations – Pages 1 – 2
  1. Payment of Cost Items – Pages 2 – 6
  1. Iowa Code §7D.16 – Page  6

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  1. Leases
  1. Lease between DNR and American River Transport Company, LLC

Date of Lease:  Date of Consent to February 28, 2026

Legal Description:  A parcel of the bed of the Mississippi River including approximately 1,600 feet of frontage by 210 feet of depth located at Mississippi River Mile 476.50 located in Section 5, Township 88 North, Range 3 East of the 5th P.M., Dubuque County, Iowa.

Purpose: Commercial

Annual Fee: $13,067.51

Michael J. Moss, Assistant Attorney General, has reviewed the above lease and approved the lease as to form.

  1. Emergency Allocations
  1. Department of Natural Resources is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $12,739.51. On March 15, 2019, a flood caused damages at Wapsipinicon State Park in Jones County. Request is to cover repair costs not covered by FEMA.

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

 

  1. Department of Natural Resources is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $25,822.95. On May 30, 2019, flooding caused damages at Odessa Wildlife Management Area in Louisa County. Request is to cover repair cost not covered by FEMA.

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

  1. Department of Natural Resources is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $153,161.11. On May 21, 2019, flooding caused damages at Green Island Wildlife Area in Jackson County and Princeton Wildlife Area in Scott County. Request is to cover repair costs not covered by FEMA.

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

  1. Iowa Communications Network is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $13,908.72. On June 23, 2021, ICN sustained cable damage due to cable exposure along US Highway 169 at Deer Creek in Webster County. 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.

  1. Board of Regents – University of Iowa is requesting a supplemental emergency allocation in the amount of $24,935.00. This brings the total allocation to $71,323.58. On August 9, 2018 there was an electrical fire at the Iowa Advanced Technology Laboratory. Request is to cover repair costs.

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

 

  1. Board of Regents – Iowa State University is an emergency allocation and payment in the amount of $37,518.72. On February 18, 2021, a sprinkler main burst due to low temperatures. 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.

  1. Payment of Cost Items
  1. Department of Administrative Services ……………………………….…..$202,744.90

On February 15, 2021, there was a natural gas emergency & curtailment. Request is to cover repair costs.

The State Auditor’s Office has reviewed this request and recommends payment.  This represents full and final payment, $62,978.58 will be reverted and this allocation closed.

  1. Department of Natural Resources…………………………….……….……..$12,933.48

On March 14, 2019 George Wyth State Park in Black Hawk County was damaged by flooding. Request is to cover repair costs.

The State Auditor’s Office has reviewed this request and recommends payment.  This represents partial payment.

  1. Department of Natural Resources ……………………………….….……..$101,489.39

On June 5, 2019 a hail storm caused damage to various buildings at Lacey Keosauqua State Park in Van Buren County. Request is to cover repair costs.

The State Auditor’s Office has reviewed this request and recommends payment.  This represents partial payment.

  1. Department of Natural Resources ……………………………….….……….$16,698.44

On August 10, 2020, a Derecho caused damages to multiple parks. Request is to cover repair costs.

The State Auditor’s Office has reviewed this request and recommends payment.  This represents partial payment.

  1. Department of Natural Resources …………………….…………………………$3,464.23

      Drainage taxes for the following counties:

                                 Polk County                                                $3,464.23

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

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..….………………………………………$28.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                         

Donald Briggle v. Iowa DOT; State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

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

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..……………………………………….$378.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                        

Kent Daugherty v. Iowa State Fair Authority and State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

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

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..…………………………………….$1,584.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                        

Santos Zamora De Minchoca v. University of Iowa, and State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

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

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..……………………………………….$822.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                        

Kelly Hartz v. University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

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

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..……….…………………………………$154.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                        

Cyril Irvine v. Anamosa State Penitentiary; State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

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

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..……….…………………………………$100.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                         

Robert Kurtz v. Iowa Department of Transportation and State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

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

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P…….………………..……………………………………..$68.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                         

      Larry Opal v. Clarinda Correctional Facility, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

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

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P…….………………..……………………………………$490.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                        

      Michael Timm v. IMMC and State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

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

  1. Gray Miller Persh, LLP………………………………………………………………$131.10

2233 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Suite 226

      Washington, D.C. 20007

Iowa PBS

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

  • Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman P.C. (Baker)………………………….….$627.78

      PO Box 771910

      Detroit, MI 48277-1910

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) Appeals

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed these invoices and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the funds of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

  1. Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman P.C. (Baker)…………………………….…..$215.97

      PO Box 771910

      Detroit, MI 48277-1910

      University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) Appeals

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed these invoices and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the funds of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

  1. Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman P.C. (Baker)……………….…….…….$822.91

      PO Box 771910

      Detroit, MI 48277-1910

      University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) Appeals

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed these invoices and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the funds of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

  1. 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.

  1. Richard J. Bennett, Sr..………………………………………………………….$228.00

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. 

  1. Iowa Code §7D.16
  1. Ms. Barbara L. Stinson, President of The World Food Prize® requests permission for the World Food Prize Foundation to serve wine at the Laureate Award Ceremony reception/dinner to be held at the Iowa State Capitol on October 21, 2021, as part of its annual Laureate Award Ceremony.

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