EXECUTIVE COUNCIL - June 15, 2020 - Teleconference only

Meeting Time
Meeting Location

Iowa State Capitol
1007 East Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50319
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

 

June 15, 2020

 

 

  1. Approval of minutes from the meeting held on June 8, 2020

 

  1. Outside Counsel Page 1

TAB # 1

 

  1. Emergency Allocations – Pages 1-3

 

  1. Payment of Cost Items – Pages 3-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  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 Jaquie M LeClair v. Department of Transportation, 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 # 1

 

  1. Emergency Allocations
  1. Board of Regents – University of Iowa is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $14,718.00. On February 14, 2019 a frozen and burst sprinkler line caused water damage at the Advancement Services 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. Board of Regents – University of Iowa is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $11,632.22. On December 1, 2019 sump pump failure caused water damages at the Dental Science 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. Department of Natural Resources is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $7,300.00. On December 23, 2019 there was vandalism to the lodge at Palisades Kepler State Park. 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 Human Services is requesting an emergency allocation and reimbursement in the amount of $8,792.40. On February 5, 2020 there were water leaks and damages to the Administration Building, Bryant Cottage and Duggan Cottage. 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. Department of Public Safety is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $2,049.01. On February 17, 2020 State Patrol Vehicle 105224 was damaged by a deer. 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 Public Safety is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $8,798.03. On February 17, 2020 State Patrol Vehicle 168 was damaged by a deer. 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 Public Safety is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $3,723.50. On March 12, 2020 State Patrol Vehicle 25 was damaged by a deer. 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 Public Safety is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $2,571.00. On February 23, 2020 State Patrol Vehicle 96 was damaged by a raccoon. 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 Public Safety is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $23,526.30. On April 7, 2020 State Patrol Vehicles 596, 375, 123, 597, 45 & 265 were damaged by a hail. Request is to cover repair costs.

 

The State Auditor’s Office has reviewed request and recommends allocation, subject to audit of actual invoices.

 

  1. Iowa Communications Network is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $26,349.65 On January 7, 2020 ICN sustained cable damage due to excessive erosion along the banks of Timber Creek in Marshall 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. Iowa Communications Network is requesting an emergency allocation in the amount of $39,510.37. 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 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. 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. Gray Miller Persh, LLP……………………………………...……………........$786.60

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 the funds of Iowa Public Television.

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P…….………………..………......................................$42.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                         

        Richard Warner  v. Anamosa 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…….………………..…………................................$196.00

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                                                        

        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….……………..…………………..............................$56.00

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….……………..…………………............................$804.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                         

Mary Kimball 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….……………..…………………..............................$14.00

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….……………..…………………............................$274.00

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….……………..…………………............................$208.00

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.

 

 

Meeting Minutes Document
Meeting Minutes

 

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF IOWA

 

MINUTES

 

June 15, 2020

 

 

 

The Executive Council met in regular session at 10:01 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 June 15, 2020

 

 

Moved by Secretary Pate and seconded by Secretary Naig that the Council approve the minutes of the Executive Council meeting held June 8, 2020.

 

The vote:         Ayes:                Governor Reynolds

                                                  Secretary Pate

Auditor Sand

Treasurer Fitzgerald

Secretary Naig

                       Nays:                 None

Minutes Approved

 

 

Moved by Secretary Naig and seconded by Auditor Sand 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 requests retention of outside counsel pursuant to Iowa Code section 13.3(1) in Jaquie M LeClair v. Department of Transportation, 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 

 

The vote:         Ayes:                Governor Reynolds

                                                  Secretary Pate

Auditor Sand

Treasurer Fitzgerald

Secretary Naig

                       Nays:                 None

Approved Outside Counsel

 

 

Moved by Secretary Pate and seconded by Treasurer Fitzgerald that the Council approve the following emergency allocations:

                                     

  1. Board of Regents – University of Iowa requested an emergency allocation in the amount of $14,718.00. On February 14, 2019 a frozen and burst sprinkler line caused water damage at the Advancement Services Building. Request was to cover repair costs.

 

  1. Board of Regents – University of Iowa requested an emergency allocation in the amount of $11,632.22. On December 1, 2019 sump pump failure caused water damages at the Dental Science Building. Request was to cover repair costs.

 

  1. Department of Natural Resources requested an emergency allocation in the amount of $7,300.00. On December 23, 2019 there was vandalism to the lodge at Palisades Kepler State Park. Request was to cover repair costs.

 

  1. Department of Human Services requested an emergency allocation and reimbursement in the amount of $8,792.40. On February 5, 2020 there were water leaks and damages to the Administration Building, Bryant Cottage and Duggan Cottage. Request was to cover repair costs. This represents full and final payment and this allocation closed.

 

  1. Department of Public Safety requested an emergency allocation in the amount of $2,049.01. On February 17, 2020 State Patrol Vehicle 105224 was damaged by a deer. Request was to cover repair costs.

 

  1. Department of Public Safety requested an emergency allocation in the amount of $8,798.03. On February 17, 2020 State Patrol Vehicle 168 was damaged by a deer. Request was to cover repair costs.

 

  1. Department of Public Safety requested an emergency allocation in the amount of $3,723.50. On March 12, 2020 State Patrol Vehicle 25 was damaged by a deer. Request was to cover repair costs.

 

  1. Department of Public Safety requested an emergency allocation in the amount of $2,571.00. On February 23, 2020 State Patrol Vehicle 96 was damaged by a raccoon. Request was to cover repair costs.

 

 

  1. Department of Public Safety requested an emergency allocation in the amount of $23,526.30. On April 7, 2020 State Patrol Vehicles 596, 375, 123, 597, 45 & 265 were damaged by a hail. Request was to cover repair costs.

 

  1. Iowa Communications Network requested an emergency allocation in the amount of $26,349.65 On January 7, 2020 ICN sustained cable damage due to excessive erosion along the banks of Timber Creek in Marshall County. Request was to cover repair costs.

 

  1. Iowa Communications Network requested an emergency allocation in the amount of $39,510.37. On January 9, 2020 ICN sustained cable damage due to excessive erosion along Highway 169 in Ringgold County. Request was to cover repair costs.

 

The vote:         Ayes:                Governor Reynolds

                                                  Secretary Pate

Auditor Sand

Treasurer Fitzgerald

Secretary Naig

                       Nays:                 None

Approved  Emergency Allocation

 

 

Moved by Secretary Naig and seconded by Auditor Sand that the Council approve the following cost items:

Approved  Payment of Cost Items

 

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

115 Third Street SE, Suite 1200

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Tobacco Settlement Authority

 

  1. Gray Miller Persh, LLP………………………………...……………........$786.60

2233 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Suite 226

      Washington, D.C. 20007

Iowa Public Television

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P…….………………..………...............................$42.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                        

        Richard Warner  v. Anamosa State Penitentiary, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

 

 

 

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P…….………………..………….........................$196.00

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

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P…….………………..………...............................$14.00

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

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..………………….......................$56.00

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

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..………………….....................$804.00

729 Insurance Exchange Building

505 Fifth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309-2390                                                                         

Mary Kimball v. Woodward Resource Center, State of Iowa and Second Injury Fund of Iowa

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..………………….......................$14.00

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

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..………………….....................$274.00

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

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Patterson Law Firm L.L.P….……………..………………….....................$208.00

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

 

The vote:         Ayes:                Governor Reynolds

                                                  Secretary Pate

Auditor Sand

Treasurer Fitzgerald

Secretary Naig

                                    Nays:                None

 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:03 a.m.

 

 

Meeting adjourned

                                                              Respectfully submitted,

                                                                            

 

Victoria Newton

Executive Secretary

 

 

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