EXECUTIVE COUNCIL – August 9, 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 9, 2021

  1. Approval of minutes from the Executive Council meeting held on July 26, 2021
  1. Emergency Allocations – Pages 1 – 2
  1. Payment of Cost Items – Pages 2 – 4
  1. Information Items – Page 4
  1. Emergency Allocations
  1. Iowa Communications Network is requesting a supplemental allocation in the amount of $6,450.52. This increases the total allocation to $43,050.00. On October 19, 2020, ICN sustained cable damage due to excessive erosion along Highway 20 in Dubuque County. 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. Iowa Communications Network is requesting a supplemental allocation in the amount of $31,797.22. This increases the total allocation to $88,736.85. On May 14, 2021, ICN sustained cable damage due to excessive erosion along Highway 34 between 120th Avenue and 127th Avenue and 185th Trail and 190th Avenue in Lucas 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. Iowa Communications Network is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $7,327.00. On April 9, 2021, ICN sustained cable damage due to accidental tripping of fires suppression system at DMACC Ankeny Campus. 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. Department of Natural Resources is requesting a supplemental allocation in the amount of $66,571.97. This increases the total allocation to $100,932.50. On June 21, 2018, heavy rains damaged multiple wildlife management areas. 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 State Fair is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $6,750.91. On April 29, 2021, a water line break caused damage to the Administration Building. Request is to cover repair costs.

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

  1. Department of Corrections is requesting a supplemental allocation in the amount of $18,000.00. This increases the total allocation to $68,000.00. On December 28, 2020, hot water condensate tank failure needed tank and water line replacement. Request is to cover repair costs.

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

  1. Payment of Cost Items
  1. Department of Natural Resources ………………………….……………………$5,974.49

On November 7, 2018, flooding caused damage to road crossings at Little Sioux Wildlife Management Area in Clay 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 ………………………….………………….$19,029.45

On March 27, 2019, damage was sustained at Water Patrol Living Quarters at Templar State Recreation Area. Request is to cover repair costs.

The State Auditor’s Office has reviewed this request and recommends payment.  This represents full and final payment, $470.55 will be reverted and this allocation closed.

  1. Department of Natural Resources ………………………….……………………$4,269.00

On June 8, 2020, high winds caused a tree to fall on Stone State Park Lodge. Request is to cover repair costs.

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

  1. Department of Natural Resources ………………………….……………………$8,630.00

On August 10, 2020, State Forest Nursey in Story County was damaged by a derecho. Request is to cover repair costs.

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

  1. Department of Natural Resources ………………………….…………………$73,250.00

On October 15, 2020, a Bobcat skid loader was damaged due to an electrical fire. Request is to cover repair costs.

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

  1. Iowa Communications Network ……………………………….……..……….$6,800.00

On September 29, 2020, ICN sustained cable damage due to rodent chew at the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 92 in Muscatine County. Request is to cover repair costs.

The State Auditor’s Office has reviewed this request and recommends payment.  This represents full and final payment, $7,421.24 will be reverted and this allocation closed.

  1. Board of Regents – University of Iowa ………………………….………..$30,737.77

On January 21, 2020, a radiator malfunction caused water damages to drywall at the Bedell Entrepreneurship Learning Lab. Request is to cover repair costs.

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

  1. Department of Administrative Services ………………………….………..$48,615.04

On June 22, 2019 water damaged the Hoover Building due to flooding. Request is to cover repair costs.

The State Auditor’s Office has reviewed this request and recommends payment.  This represents full and final payment, $51,588.76 will be reverted and this allocation closed.

  1. Iowa Veterans Home ………………………………………….…………..$43,274.03

On February 13, 2021, diesel fuel was required to run the facility boilers during a natural gas mandatory curtailment due to excessive, unprecedented cold temperatures in February. Request is to cover repair costs.

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

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..….……………………………………..$322.00

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….……………..…………………………………………$294.00

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. Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C………………………………………$163.80

      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.

  1. Information Items
  1. On Monday, July 26, 2021, the Department of Human Services presented a request for a resolution of funds (Item B – Tab 2). The cost center org number in the letter read 6055, but should have been 6065.

This content provided by the Office of the Governor of Iowa, Kim Reynolds as a press release.

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