EXECUTIVE COUNCIL – October 19th, 2020

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EXECUTIVE COUNCIL – October 19th, 2020

Meeting Time

[email protected]
Fri, 10/16/2020 – 20:58

Meeting Location

Iowa State Capitol -Teleconference only
1007 East Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50595
United States

Meeting Agenda Document
Meeting Agenda

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF IOWA AGENDA

– Teleconference Only –

Conference Call Phone Number: (866) 685-1580

Conference Code Pin: 0009990993

 10:00 AM

October 19, 2020

  1. Approval of minutes from the meeting held on October 5, 2020

  1. Personal Appearance –
  1. Dennis Harper, Recovery Division Administrator, Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, will be present to request a Contingency Fund Loan for Fremont County.

TAB # 1

  1. Iowa Code §7D.10 – Page 1

TAB # 2

  1. Outside Counsel Page 1

TAB # 3

  1. Emergency Allocations – Page 1
  1. Payment of Cost Items – Pages 1- 6
  1. Information Items –  Page 6
  1. Iowa Code §7D.10
  1. Attorney General’s office request Payment for Expenses under Iowa Code §7D.10 in the amount of $12,000.00.

      TAB # 2

  1. Outside Counsel
  1. The Department of Justice, Attorney General’s office requests retention of outside counsel pursuant to Iowa Code section 13.3(1) in Robert Kurtz v. Iowa Department of Transportation and 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 General Assembly is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $8,760.21. On February 2, 2020, The Capitol Building was damaged by vandalism. 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 …………………….……………$111,685.05

Drainage Assessments Pursuant to Iowa Code Section 468.43:

      Allamakee                                                                        $1,544.34

      Buena Vista                                                                     $3,096.32

      Calhoun                                                                                 $97.00

      Carroll                                                                                 $128.00

      Des Moines                                                                    $10,424.00

      Dickinson                                                                         $1,410.00

      Emmet                                                                              $3,391.00

      Franklin                                                                               $666.02

      Fremont                                                                          $17,585.27

      Hamilton                                                                             $329.47

      Hancock                                                                         $17,777.00

      Harrison                                                                              $490.10

      Howard                                                                                 $42.00

      Jackson                                                                               $548.94

      Louisa                                                                            $15,620.00

      Mills                                                                                 $1,958.41

      Monona                                                                                 $74.00

      Muscatine                                                                        $2,657.00

      Palo Alto                                                                          $1,146.35

      Pocahontas                                                                       $1,441.30

      Pottawattamie                                                                  $2,683.00

      Van Buren                                                                           $232.92

      Winnebago                                                                     $13,616.07

      Woodbury                                                                      $13,691.25

      Worth                                                                                  $379.00

      Wright                                                                                 $656.29

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

  1. Gray Miller Persh, LLP………………………………………………………..$2,447.20

2233 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Suite 226

      Washington, D.C. 20007

Iowa Public Television

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

  1. Richard J. Bennett, Sr..……………………………………………………….$6,972.00

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……………………………………….$135.00

      The Davis Brown Tower

      215 10th Street, Suite 1300

Des Moines, IA 50309-3993

Represent  Iowa in copyright, trademark, and patent legal advice  for various agencies.

…..

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

  1. Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C……………………………………….$135.00

      The Davis Brown Tower

      215 10th Street, Suite 1300

Des Moines, IA 50309-3993

Represent  Iowa in copyright, trademark, and patent legal advice  for various agencies.

…..

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

  1. Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C……………………………………….$230.00

The Davis Brown Tower

      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 funds of Department of Human Services.

  1. Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C……………………………………….$230.00

The Davis Brown Tower

      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 funds of Department of Human Services.

  1. Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C…………………………………………$99.16

      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. Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C……………………………………….$266.00

      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.

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

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                        

      MaryLou Birdsell v. Iowa 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….……………..……………………………………………$56.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                         

Kristi Brown v. Iowa Department of Corrections, 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….……………..….………………………………………$956.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                         

Melody Colvin v. Woodward Resource Center, 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….……………..…………………………………………$766.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                        

Lori Deere vs. 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. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..……………………………………………$56.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                        

Lori Deere vs. 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.

  • Patterson Law Firm L.L.P…….………………..……………………………………….$70.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                        

      Cherie Kreger v. University of Northern Iowa, 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….……………..………………………………………….$220.00

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 – 21811

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…….…………………………….………………………$256.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                         

Shane Olson v. Air National Guard, 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…….………………..………………………………………..$98.00

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…….………………..………………………………………..$14.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                        

      Richard Warner v. Anamosa State Penitentary, 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…….………………..……………………………………$1,740.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                        

      Trenton V. Wensel v. IMMC, 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. City of Seymour made their fourth Contingency Loan payment of $2,500.00. This loan was approved for $284,837.00 on May 8, 2017 and is prorated not to exceed twenty years. Total repayment to date: $10,000.00.

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