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Thursday, June 25, 2015 N/Warren Town d COunty News Page ffe ti WARREN COUNTY OF SUPERVISORS Concluded from p. 10 BOARD Andrea Semple $14.78/hr Deanna Dittmer $14.78/hr Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 15-94N(6) SALARY FOR FY2016 AUDITOR BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the following pay increases for the Auditor's Office are hereby approved, effective July 1,2015: Sharon Wiley $19.72/hr (100% Elections) Kris Foland $18.46/hr Rhonda Green $24.38/hr Tami Jorgensen $16.41/hr (50% electi0ns/50% administration) Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 15-94N(7) SALARY FOR FY2016 INFORMATIONTECHNOLOGY BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the following salaries for the Information Technology Department are hereby approved, effective July 1 ,+2015: Sue Campbell $ 2,442.58/bi-weekly Nathanial Brand $ 2,116.56/bi-weekly Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 15-94N(6) SALARY FOR FY2016 GENERAL ASSISTANCE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the following pay increase for the General Assistance Department is hereby approved, effective July 1,2015: Emmalee Bowlin $1,808.29/bi-weekly Sandra Cate (Part-time) $16.00/hour Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 15-94N(9) SALARY FOR FY2016 HEALTH SERVICES BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the following salaries for the Health Services Depart- ment employees are hereby approved, effective July 1,2015: Nurses Jodene DeVault $3,271.98/bi-weekly Bobette Miller $25.36/hr Grade 11/Step 14 Debbie Catron $30.86/hr Grade 14/Step 13 Chris Fairbanks $28.24/hr Grade 14/Step 10 Melissa Carruthers $16.00/hr Grade 8/Step 6 Amy Martens $20.87/hr Grade 8/Step 15 Janica Shelton $16.00/hr Grade 8/Step 6 Shelly Jenson $29.02/hr Grade 15/Step 9 Sarah Petersen $28.83/hr Grade 17/Step3 Veronica McVay $22.90/hr Grade 15/Stap 1 Emily Schaefer $22.29/hr Grade 14/Stsp 2 Kelsey Marmon $22.29/hr Grade 14/Step 2 Julianne Carson $28.91/hr Grade 16/Step 6 Home Care Aides Kim Thompson $15.71/hr Grade 6/Step 11 Cindy Rodgers $13.96/hr Grade 6/Step 7 Janelle Vandekamp $13.55/hr Grade 6/Step 6 Lala Kosman $24.94/hr Grade 16/Step 1 Danielle Heilman $11.70/hr Grade 6/Step 1 Environmental Health Katherine Honer $24.30/hr Grade 15/Step 3 Curtis Coghlan $26.55/hr Grade 15/Step 6 Dena Dittmer $19.67/hr Grade 8/Step 13 Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 15-94N(10) SALARY FOR FY2016 CONSERVATION BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the following salaries for the Conservation Depart- ment employees are hereby approved, effective July 1,2015, pending final ap- proval by the Warren County Conservation Board: James Priebe $2,610.88/bi-weekly David Youngblut $2,264.84fei-weekty Mark Wilson $2,027+04/bi-weekly Karen Johlas-Szalkowski $1,553.22/bi-weekly Douglas Gaumer $1Z.32 Jhour Logan Roberts. $16.82/hour Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 15-94N(11) SALARY FOR FY2016 MENTAL HEALTH/CASE MNGMNT BE IT RESOLVEDTHAT, the following pay increases for the Mental Health/Case Management Department is hereby approved, effective July 1,2015: Betsy Stursma$2,761.19Yoi-weekly (CM 55% & M/H 45%) Amanda Phillips $1,768.56/bi-weekly (Case Management Dept #59) Brenda Daily $2,058.56/bi-weekly (Case Management Dept #59) Marci Kellow $1,773.80/bi-weekly (Case Management Dept #59) JenniferTownsend $1,730.58/bi-weekly (Case Management Dept #59) Scott Thomas $1,603.93/bi-weekly (Case Management Dept #59) Cathleen Aronow $1,526.74/bi-weekly (Case Management Dept #59) Sarah Kingsley $1,813.46/bi-weekly (25% Mental Health Dept #60) (75% Case Mngmnt Dept #59) Cheryl Bates $1,610.01/bi-weekly (25% Mental Health Dept #60) (75% Case Mngmnt Dept #59) MalloryWells $18.39/houdy (Mental Health Dept #60) HeatherCasteel $17.30/hourly (10% Mental Health Dept#60) (90% Case Mngmnt Dept #59) Carded unanimously RESOLUTION 15-95 OPEN PUBLIC HEARING REVISED ZONING AND SUB- DIVISION ORDINANCES BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby en- ters into the public hearing portion of the meeting regarding Revised Zoning & Subdivision Ordinances. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 15-95 CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING REVISED ZONING AND SUBDIVISION ORDINANCES BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby closes the public hearing portion of the meeting regarding Revised Zoning & Subdivi- sion Ordinances. Carded unanimously RESOLUTION 1597 APPROVE REVISED ZONING AND SUBDIVISION OR- DINANCES BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ap- proves 2'~ reading and waives the 3m reading of Revised Zoning & Subdivision Ordinances. Carded unanimously Megan Andrew, Budget Coordinator, discussed Fiscal Year 2015 Budget up- date. RESOLUTION 15-98 "STEPPING UP INITIATIVE" MENTAL HEALTH SER- VICES WHEREAS, counties routinely provide treatment services to the estimated 2 million people with serious mental illnesses booked into jail each year; and WHEREAS, prevalence rates of serious mental illnesses in jails are three to six times higher than for the general population; and WHEREAS, almost three-quarters of adults with serious mental illnesses in jails have co-occurring substance use disorders; and WHEREAS, adults with mental illnesses tend to stay longer in jail and upon release are at a higher risk of recidivism than people without these disorders; and WHEREAS, county jails spend two to three times more on adults with mental illnesses that require interventions compared to those without these treatment needs; and WHEREAS, without the appropriate treatment and services, people with mental illnesses continue to cycle through the criminal justice system, often resulting in tragic outcomes for these individuals and their families; and WHEREAS, WARREN COUNTY, IOWA and all counties take pride in their re- sponsibility to protect and enhance the health, welfare and safety of its residents in efficient and cost-effective ways; and WHEREAS, WARREN COUNTY, IOWA in collaboration with Central Iowa Com- munity Services has developed Access to Psychiatric Care which helps reduce recidivism by offering men- tal health and substance use disorder treatment Provides Mental Health First Aid Training to Law Enforcement Officers and the community And are currently developing Jail Diversion services; and WHEREAS, through Stepping Up, the National Association of Counties, the Council of State Governments Justice Center and the American Psychiatric Foundation are encouraging public, private and nonprofit partners to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails; BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Warren County Board of Supervisors authorize Doug Shull, Warren County Board of Supervisors Chair, to sign on to the Call to Action to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in our county jail, commit to shadng lessons learned with other counties in my state and across the country to support a national initiative and encourage all county officials, employees and residents to participate in Stepping Up. We resolve to utilize the comprehensive resources available through Stepping Upto: ,Convene or draw on a diverse team of leaders and decision makers from multiple agencies Committed "o safely reducing the number of people with men- tal illnesses in jails Collect and review prevz lence numbers and assess individuals' needs to better identify adults entering ~ils with mental illnesses end their recidivism risk, and use that baseline informz tion to guide decision making at the system, pro- gram, and case levels. Examine treatment and service capacity to determine which programs and services are available in the county for people with mental illnesses and co- occurring substance use disorders, and identify state and local policy and fund- ing barriers to minimizing contact with the justice system and providing treat- ment and supports in the community. Develop a plan with measurable outcomes that draws on the jail assess- ment and prevalence data and the examination of available treatment and ser- vice capacity, while considering identified barriers. Implement research-based approaches that advance the plan. Create a process to track progress using data and information systems, and to report on successes. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 15-99 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE FOR SOUTH CEN- TRAL IOWA LANDFILL , WHEREAS, section 455B.302 of the Code of Iowa requires every city and county of this state to provide for the establishment and operation of a comprehensive solid waste reduction program consistent with the waste management hierarchy under section 455B.301A, and a sanitary disposal project for final disposal of solid waste by its residents; and WHEREAS, section 455B.306(1) of the Code of Iowa requires that all cities and counties file with the director of the department of natural resources a compre- hensive plan detailing the method by which the city or county will comply with the requirements of section 455B.302 to establish and implement a comprehen- sive solid waste reduction program for its residents;and WHEREAS, a comprehensive plan update, as descibed in section 455B.306 of the Cede of Iowa has been prepared at the directior of and in participation with South Central Iowa Landfill Agency serving Warret County citizens and HLW Engineedng Group, and dated this 16t" day of June20f 5; and WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has determned that the adoption and implementation of the proposed comprehensive plm is in the best interest of Warren County with respect to satisfying the County's statutory duties. BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Boarcof Supervisors hereby ap- proves that the proposed comprehensive plan updm is hereby adopted as the Comprehensive Solid Waste Reduction Plan and Varren County is committed to the State of Iowa 25 percent and 50 percent wafe reduction and recycling goals. AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Warren Cunty shall implement and participate in the programs set forth in the comprehnsive plan update. AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the comprhensive plan update shall be submitted to the Iowa Department of Natural Resurces, on behalf of Warren County in satisfaction of section 455B.306(1) of the;ode of Iowa. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 15-100 MODIFICATION OF THE :EDERAL FUNCTIONAL CLASSIRCATION OF COUNTY ROAD G14 WHEREAS, functional classification is the process)y which streets and high- ways are grouped into classes according to the cPsracter of service they are intended to provide; and WHEREAS, Warren County, periodically reviews thesystem of streets and high- ways for appropriate changes to classification of tie vadous segments of the system; and WHEREAS, a recent review of the system has reveaed the need for a change to the federal functional classification of road segmeds due to increased traffic volume. BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby re- quests the Iowa Department of Transportation to request the Federal Highway Administration to make the following changes to revise the federal functional classification of County Road G14 between County Road R57 and County Road R63 from local road to major collector. Carded unanimously RESOLUTION 15-101 APPROVE CONTRACT MIDNEST CONTRACTORS BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board c Supervisors hereby move to award the Contract to Midwest Contractors, Inc inhe amount of $120,545.90, for Project No. FM-C091(99)--55-91, PCC Patching and authorize the Chair to sign. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 15-102 APPROVE AMENDMENT IO. 1 TO CONTRACT- EN- GINEER BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board d Supervisors hereby move to award Amendment No. 1 for Construction RelateJ Services to JEO Consult- ing Group, Inc in the amount of $31,657.00, for Pro~ct No. FM-C091(96)---55- 91, County Highway G14 HMA Base Widening andOvarlay, and authorize the Chair to sign. Carried unanimously SIMPLE MOTION by Dean and file reports as follows: A) Recorders B) General Assistance C) Veteran Affairs D) Humane Society C. Yordi, seconded by (rystal Mclnfyre, to receive Supervisor Doug Shull - No report Supervisor Dean Yordi gave report of his previots week's activities. Supervisor Crystal Mclntyre gave report of her p'evioua week's activities. County Administrator- No report PUBLIC INPUT: Tom Akers, 129 Marlou Pkwy, voiced his concerns regarding: 1. No Public Hearing being held regarding Temple Plans 2. Greenfield Plaza Issues 3. Budget/Job Cuts- Sheriff's Department The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. Upon proper motion the meeting was adjourned at "0:05 a.m. ATFEST: AUDITOR, Traci VanderLinden CHAIR, Doug Shull The bird with the longest feathers is the onagadori, a domestic strain of red jungle fowl, Its feathers span more than 34 feet. Lightning Safety " Summer is the peak season for lightning, which strikes the United States nearly 25 million times each year. The National Weather Service has designated the week of June 21-27 as National Lightning Safety Aware- ness Week to call attention to the dangers posed by light- ning and the need to take precautions during thunder- storms. MidAmerican Energy Company encourages all customers to learn the warning signs of lightning and follow these guidelines to avoid being struck: If a storm is coming or already underwa take shel- ter indoors. Lightning often precedes rain, so don't wait for raindrops to fall before heading indoors. If you can hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you. Sitting on an open porch to watch thunderstorms is dangerous. Seek shelter in an interior room and stay away from windows and open doors. If you are outdoors away from home, stay near proper shelter - a large, enclosed building with conventional wiring and plumbing. Take shelter immediately and remain in the shelter for at least 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder. Lightning can travel through wiring and water pipes. During storms stay away from bathtubs, sinks, corded phones and anything that uses electricity, such as TVs, computers and appliances. The wiring and metal bars inside concrete surfaces also can conduct lightning, so avoid contact with garage and basement flooring or walls. Protect your pets. A doghouse is not safe shelter from lightning. Dogs chained up outside or in fenced dog runs are particularly vulnerable to lightning strikes. If you cannot get into a building, your next best choice is a hardtop metal vehicle with the windows rolled up. Do not touch the vehide frame, steering wheel, igni- tion, gearshift or radio until the storm has passed. If you are caught outdoors with no safe shelter nearb the following actions may reduce your risk of being struck by lightning: o Lightning is drawn to tall objects and metal, so avoid trees, canopies, small picnic or rain shelters, or anything metal, such as flagpoles, light poles, bleachers, golf clubs or fences. o Avoid rivers, lakes or swimming pools. If you are boating, head to shore. o Avoid wide open areas, including sports fields. o If you are outside, far from proper shelter, and the threat of lightning is imminent, the safest thing to do is move at least 15 feet away from other people, put your feet together, squat down, tuck your head and cover your ears. Do not lie down or put your hands or knees on the ground. When the immediate threat of lightning has passed, continue heading to the safest shelter. These actions may lessen your risk of being struck by lightning, but there is truly no safe place outdoors during a thunderstorm. During Lightning Safety Aware- ness Week, the National Weather Service reminds you: "When thunder roars, go indoors!" For more informa- tion to help you and your family stay safe during sum- mer storms, visit our Storm Center. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! I Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211