EXECUTIVE COUNCIL – September 14, 2020

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

 

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF IOWA AGENDA

 

 

– Teleconference Only –

 

Conference Call Phone Number: (866) 685-1580

Conference Code Pin: 0009990993

 10:00 AM

 

September 14, 2020

  1. Approval of minutes from the meeting held on August 24, 2020
  1. Personal Appearance –
  1. Christie Templeton, Department of Human Services, will be present to request a Resolution of Funds in the amount of $1,710,000.00 pursuant to Iowa Code §29C.20A with regard to Governor’s Proclamation of a State of Disaster Emergency for Audubon, Benton, Boone, Cass, Cedar, Clarke, Clinton, Dallas, Guthrie, Greene, Grundy, Hardin, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Madison, Marshall, Muscatine, Polk, Poweshiek, Scott, Story, Tama and Washington Counties.

TAB # 1

  1. Paul Trombino 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 2021
  2. Premiums for Dental Insurance for 2021

TAB # 2

  1. Iowa Code §7D.10 – Page 1

TAB # 3

  1. Special Counsel Pages 1 – 2

TAB # 4, 5, 6

  1. Emergency Allocations – Page 2
  1. Payment of Cost Items – Pages 2 – 6
  1. Iowa Code §7D.10
  1. Attorney General’s office request payment for expenses under Iowa Code §7D.10 in the amount of $19,302.96.

      TAB # 3

 

  1. Special Counsel
  1. The Attorney General’s Office requests retention of special counsel pursuant to Iowa Code section 13.7 to provide specialized legal services to the University of Iowa Health Care (UIHC) with respect to claims, suits and other proceedings related to the provision of health care services by UIHC employees.

 

Firm:                      Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, PLC

                              327 2nd St.

Suite 300

                              Coralville, IA 52241

Lead Attorney:      Connie Alt  

Rate:                      Fees will be in accordance with a separate engagement letter and fee schedule between UIHC and Shuttleworth. Fees and costs will be paid directly by UIHC.  

      TAB # 4

 

  1. The Attorney General’s Office requests retention of special counsel pursuant to Iowa Code section 13.7 to provide specialized legal services to the University of Iowa Health Care (UIHC) with respect to claims, suits and other proceedings related to the provision of health care services by UIHC employees.

 

Firm:                      Phelan Tucker Law, LLP

                              321 East Market Street

                              PO Box 2150

                              Iowa City, IA 52241

Lead Attorney:      Dick Tucker

Rate:                      Fees will be in accordance with a separate engagement letter and fee schedule between UIHC and Phelan Tucker. Fees and costs will be paid directly by UIHC.  

      TAB # 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. The Attorney General’s Office requests retention of special counsel pursuant to Iowa Code section 13.7 to provide specialized legal services to the University of Iowa Health Care (UIHC) with respect to claims, suits and other proceedings related to the provision of health care services by UIHC employees.

 

Firm:                      Finley Law Firm

                              699 Walnut Street

                              Suite 1700

                              Des Moines, IA 50309

Lead Attorneys:    Stacie Codr and Jack Hilmes

Rate:                      Fees will be in accordance with a separate engagement letter and fee schedule between UIHC and Finley. Fees and costs will be paid directly by UIHC.  

      TAB # 6

 

  1. Emergency Allocations
  1. Department of Natural Resources is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $5,022.50. On July 26, 2019, flooding caused damages at Red Rock Wildlife Management Unit. 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 – Fort Dodge Correctional Facility is requesting an emergency allocation and payment in the amount of $284,194.28. On August 30, 2019, a fire damaged a building and equipment. 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 closed.

  1. Board of Regents – University of Iowa is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $80,455.89. On April 8, 2019, a roof leak caused water damages at the Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery 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. Payment of Cost Items
  1. Department of Administrative Services……………………….…….……….$63,032.55

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 partial payment.

  1. Department of Administrative Services……………………….…..…………..$6,917.41

On May 30, 2020 Capitol Complex sustained riot damage. Request is to cover repair costs.

The State Auditor’s Office has reviewed this request and recommends payment.  This represents full and final payment, $347.06 will be reverted and this allocation closed.

  1. Iowa Communications Network……………………………….…..…………$23,115.19

On January 9, 2020 ICN sustained cable damage due to excessive erosion along Highway 169 in Ringgold 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, $16,395.18 will be reverted and this allocation closed.

  1. Iowa Communications Network……………………………….…..…………$20,223.32

On April 16, 2020 ICN sustained cable damage due to excessive erosion along Highway 14 in Jasper 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, $1,401.26 will be reverted and this allocation closed.

  1. Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC……………………………………….$300.00

115 Third Street SE, Suite 1200

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Tobacco Settlement Authority

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the Tobacco Settlement Authority.

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

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                        

      Richard Adrian v. University of 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….……………..……………………………………………$16.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                        

Debra Breckenridge v. Iowa Judicial Branch, 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….……………..….………………………………………$536.00

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….……………..……………………………………….$1,136.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                         

Robert James Conrad 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….……………..…………………………………………$792.00

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                                                        

      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….……………..………………………………………….$14.00

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…….…………………………….……………………….$560.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                        

Dena Nelson v. Glenwood 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.

  • Patterson Law Firm L.L.P…….…………………………….…………………..$182.00

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…….………………..………………………………………$112.00

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.

 

 

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