EXECUTIVE COUNCIL – February 8, 2021 – teleconference only

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Meeting Agenda


– Teleconference Only –

Conference Call Phone Number: (866) 685-1580

Conference Code Pin: 0009990993

 10:00 AM

FEBRUARY 8, 2021

  1. Approval of minutes from the meeting held on January 25, 2021
  1. Personal Appearance –
  1. Dennis Harper, Recovery Division Administrator, Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, will be present to request the following:
  1. Emergency Allocation in the amount of $49,134,563.00 pursuant to Presidential Disaster Declaration DR-4557.

TAB # 1

  1. Special Counsel Page 1

TAB # 2

  1. Payment of Cost Items – Page 1
  1. Special Counsel
  1. The Department of Justice, Attorney General’s office requests retention of special counsel pursuant to Iowa Code section 13.7 to provide specialized legal services and representation to Iowa State University (ISU) with respect to an uninsured property loss.

Firm:                      Grotefeld Hoffmann

                                    6034 West Courtyard Drive

                                    Suite 200

                                    Austin, TX 78730

        Rate:                    Fees will be in accordance with a separate contingent fee agreement between ISU and special counsel, which shall comply with the requirements of Iowa Code section 23B.3.

      TAB # 1

  1. Payment of Cost Items
  1. Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C……………………………………….$747.00

      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.

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

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