EXECUTIVE COUNCIL - February 8, 2021 - teleconference only

Meeting Time
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

 

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.

 

Meeting Minutes Document
Meeting Minutes

 

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF IOWA

 

MINUTES

 

FEBRUARY 8, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Executive Council met in regular session at 10:00 a.m. via conference call as a meeting in person was impractical due to the Governor’s State of Public Health Disaster Emergency Proclamation. Governor Kim Reynolds presided over the meeting. Secretary Paul Pate, Auditor of State Rob Sand, Treasurer of State Michael Fitzgerald and Secretary of Agriculture Michael Naig were present

Regular Session February 8, 2021

 

 

Moved by Secretary Naig and seconded by Auditor Sand that the Council approve the minutes of the Executive Council Meeting on January 25, 2021.

 

Moved by Secretary Naig and seconded by Treasurer Fitzgerald that the Executive Council approve the request.

 

The vote:         Ayes:                Governor Reynolds

                                                  Secretary Pate

Auditor Sand

Treasurer Fitzgerald

Secretary Naig

                       Nays:                 None

 

Minutes Approved

 

 

 

 

Dennis Harper, Recovery Division Administrator, Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, was present to request approval of an Emergency Allocation in the amount of $49,134,563.00 pursuant to Presidential Disaster Declaration DR-4557.

 

Moved by Treasurer Fitzgerald and seconded by Secretary Naig that the Executive Council approve the request.

 

The vote:         Ayes:                Governor Reynolds

                                                  Secretary Pate

Auditor Sand

Treasurer Fitzgerald

Secretary Naig

                                   Nays:                 None

Personal Appearance

 

 

Moved by Secretary Naig and seconded by Treasurer Fitzgerald that the Council approve the request from the Department of Justice, Attorney General’s office as follows:

 

  1. The Department of Justice, Attorney General’s office requested 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.

 

The vote:         Ayes:                Governor Reynolds

                                                  Secretary Pate

Auditor Sand

Treasurer Fitzgerald

Secretary Naig

                         Nays:               None

Approved Special Counsel

 

 

Moved by Secretary Naig and seconded by Secretary Pate that the Council approve the following 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

 

The vote:         Ayes:                Governor Reynolds

                                                  Secretary Pate

Auditor Sand

Treasurer Fitzgerald

Secretary Naig

                       Nays:                 None

Approved  Payment of Cost Items

 

 

Moved by Secretary Pate and seconded by Auditor Sand that the meeting adjourn.

 

The vote:         Ayes:                Governor Reynolds

                                                  Secretary Pate

Auditor Sand

Treasurer Fitzgerald

Secretary Naig

                       Nays:                 None

 

 

Meeting adjourned

                                                              Respectfully submitted,

                                                                             

 

Victoria Newton

Executive Secretary