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Governor Kim Reynolds
Governor 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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EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF IOWA AGENDA

– Teleconference Only –

Conference Call Phone Number: (866) 685-1580

Conference Code Pin: 0009990993

 10:00 AM

June 29, 2020

  1. Approval of minutes from the meeting held on June 15, 2020
  1. Iowa Code §7D.10 – Page 1

TAB # 1

  1. Outside Counsel Page 1

TAB # 2, 3

  1. Emergency Allocations – Page 1
  1. Payment of Cost Items – Page 2
  1. Information Items –  Page 2
  1. Iowa Code §7D.10
  1. Attorney General’s office request Payment for Expenses under Iowa Code §7D.10 in the amount of $15,200.00.

      TAB # 1

  1. Outside Counsel
  1. The Department of Justice, Attorney General’s Office, requests the extension of special counsel pursuant to Iowa Code section 13.7(1) to represent the State of Iowa in criminal 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 through June 30, 2021.

Attorney:               Michael Marquess

                              2183 Docks Drive

Garwin, IA 50632

Rate:                      $5,000.00 per month retainer plus litigation expenses

      TAB # 2

  1. The Department of Justice, Attorney General’s office requests retention of outside counsel pursuant to Iowa Code section 13.3(1) in MaryLou Birdsell v. Iowa State Penitentiary, 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:                      $140.00 Per Hour 

      TAB # 3

  1. Emergency Allocations
  1. Iowa Communications Network is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $30,626.90. On February 10, 2020 ICN sustained cable damage due to excessive erosion along Highway 30 east of Ogden in Boone 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. Payment of Cost Items
  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..……………………………………………………….$2,550.00

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. Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C……………………………………….$781.45

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 Justice.

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..………………………………………….$642.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                        

Jacquie M. LeClair v. Iowa Department of Transportation, 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. Information Items
  1. The City of Eldora made their eighth Contingency Loan payment of $20,000.00. This loan was approved for $196,800 on October 18, 2010 and is prorated not to exceed twenty years. Total repayment to date: $115,000.00.

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

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