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Page Eight N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, August 8, 2019 The Iowa Model for Election Security by Paul Pate, Iowa Secretary of State Election cybersecurity is a race without a finish line. There are new and constantly evolving threats out there every day from foreign governments and from bad actors across the globe. We must remain vigilant in protecting our elections. I want you to know that here in Iowa, that is our number one priority. During the National Association of Secretaries of State's recent summer conference, some of my bipartisan colleagues mentioned they plan to follow the "Iowa model" for election cybersecurity. What is the Iowa model? We built partnerships between all 99 county election offices and I.T. professionals at the county and state levels to ensure statewide security. Sturdy technological and human firewalls are vital, and we make sure the counties have the resources and training they need to protect the sanctity of the vote. I'm proud to report that all 99 counties are receiving at least one cyber-service from the state, and more than 90 are using three or more services. This includes 24/7 monitoring, intrusion detection, and malware prevention. Additionally, our state's voter registration database, I-Voters, is in a secure, off-site facility with top level security. There are several layers of protections on the system, and a multitude of channels someone must go through to gain access. You might have recently read that I-Voters will not be replaced before the 2020 elections. Replacing the system is a multi-year, multi-million-dollar project and remains on-schedule. It is not something that can or should be rushed into blindly. We owe it to the voters of Iowa to build the system responsibly with the future of elections and security in mind. My office receives funding for this project in yearly installments, which will continue to come in over the next few years. In the meantime, we are ensuring the current system has all the necessary upgrades and protections in place. Two additional protections Iowa has in place are paper ballots and post-election audits. A paper ballot cannot be hacked, and we implemented post-election audits in every county to ensure the vote counts match. This is a team effort, and I consider the thousands of poll workers, all 99 county .auditors, and all our local, state, and federal partners part of this team. We are dedicated to protecting your vote. Nothing is more important. Wildflowers and Wildlife Walk and Talk Join naturalists at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, August 10th, at 10:00 a.m. for a guided nature Walk along the 1/2 mile paved Overlook Trail and learn about wildlife, wildflowers, and management of the refuge. See the prairie in bloom, watch for birds and butterflies and learn about the bison and elk herds. Recommended for adults and children ages 12 and older accompanied by their favorite adult. Pre-registration required. To register, please call 515-994-3400 or email Doreen vanryswyk@fws.gov. Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge is located at 9981 Pacific Street in Prairie City. Tire Checklist for Safe Summer Travels By Gayla Kirshner, gayla@gcomworks.com Going on a road trip is a favorite summer pastime for many people. Exploring new places, spending time with family and friends it's all a part of vacationing on the road. It's important to make sure your car - specifically your tires - are ready for miles upon miles of drive time. With this checklist, you can get ready to hit the road for summer adventures. 1. Check Your Tire Tread Depth: A few fractions of an inch in the depth of your tire tread can make a huge difference. It can be the difference between hydroplaning on a wet road and making your way safely through the rain. Not only will worn out tread make your vehicle less safe, it will also keep it from handling as well as it should on your road trip. Our how-to article explains how to easily check your tire tread depth with a tire tread depth gauge. 2. Check Your Tire Pressure: Low tire pressure can make your tires have more contact with the road, causing unwanted tread wear. Maintaining the correct tire pressure can help keep you safe on the road, and give your tires a longer life. To determine the correct tire pressure PSI, simply check the label on the driver's side doorjamb or your owner's manual. Read through our how-to article for more tips on checking your tire pressure. 3. Check For Bulges and Cracks: As you're checking the tread depth and pressure, take a closer look at the state of your tires. Look for any cracks, splits, bulges or bumps. If your tire has any of these signs of wear and tear, it could lead to tire failure or a blow out. 4. Follow Weight Recommendations: Part of a road trip is packing up the car with coolers, luggage and anything else you might need, depending on where you're going how long you'll be gone. It's important to :consult your owner's manual and determine the maximum weight recommendation for your vehicle, as well as the maximum load rating for your tires. A heavy load can be hard on tires and cause problems with your vehicle's handling and fuel economy. 5. Rotate Your Tires: Regular tire rotation helps with even tread wear, giving your tires optimal performance and making them last longer. Most manufacturers recommend rotating tires every 5,000 - 8,000 miles, but always double-check your owner's manual. With rotated tires, you'll have even tread wear and better handling while you're on the road. Having a reliable, safe vehicle on the road can give you peace of nihd on your summer road trip. Goat Yoga Returns to the Iowa State Fair Get ready, Goat Yoga is returning to the Iowa State Fair on August 12th, 14th and 17th in the Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center. Pick a time to get face-to-face .with these babies while doing your favorite poses alongside other baby animals, including ducks, piglets, chicks and more! New this year, the ticketed events will include an exclusive Iowa State Fair Goat Yoga mat for the first 250 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION MINUTES TO BE APPROVED ATTHE AUGUST 6TH, 2019 MEETING July 25th, 2019 The Warren County Board of Supervisors met Thursday, July 25th, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. for a special meeting with Supervisors Crystal Mclntyre, Aaron DeKock and Doug Shull present. County Attorney Doug Eichholz, Assistant County Attorney, Dawn Bowman, County Engineer, David Carroll, Administrative Assistant, Megan Andrew and County Auditor, Traci VanderLinden were present. The following business was had, to-wit: RESOLUTION 19-196 DEFER ACTION WARREN COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER AWARDING CONTRACTS BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby approves to continue Item #1 Public Hearing and defer action on Item #2 Award Contracts until August 13, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Carried unanimously. Supervisor Mclntyre arrived at 9:02 a.m. RESOLUTION 19-197 ACCEPT AND APPROVE QUOTES FOR PAVEMENT MARKINGS BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby move to approve the County Engineer's review of quotes from Contractors for painted pavement markings, and accept the quotes from: Quality Striping Inc. $65,440.00 Iowa Plains Signing Inc. $97,286.00 And approve the quote from Quality Striping Inc in the amount of $65,440.00 and authorize the Chair to sign the contract. Carried unanimously. SIMPLE MOTION by Doug Shull, second by Aaron DeKock to approve the following claim: Jim Hawk Truck Trailers 3 Construction Trailers $100,200.00 Discussion of Secondary Roads facility funding. Discussion of bond measure to resurface 26 miles of paved county highways. RESOLUTION 19-198 AUTHORIZING D.A. DAVIDSON TO ISSUE RFPS FOR BOND FINANCING FOR COUNTY PROJECTS BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors authorizes O.A. Davidson to issue a Request for Proposals regarding the selection of an underwriter for bond financing work for upcoming county projects. Carried unanimously. Upon proper motion the meeting was adjourned at 10:01 a.m. ATTEST: Traci VanderLinden, AUDITOR Crystal Mclntyre, CHAIR OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NOTICE OF CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING WARREN COUNTY, IOWA WARREN COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER The Warren County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the proposed contract documents (plans, specifications and form of contract) and estimated cost for the Warren County Justice Center and as described in . ( detad m the Plans arid Specifications for said prolect now on fde m the office of the Board's Assistant. The public hearing will be held at 9:00 am on Auoust 13th. 2019. at the Warren County Administration Building, 301 N. Buxton Street, Indianola, Iowa. At the hearing, the Board will receive and consider any objections made by any interested party, to the Plans and Specifications, proposed contract, and the estimate of cost for the project. The work to be done is generally located at 115 N. Howard St Indianola, Iowa and is as follows: Furnish all labor, material and equipment to construct, including general building, site work, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, fire protection, and detention equipment scopes Project consists of multiple Prime Contractor Packages: Bid Package #4 Mass Excavation & Ground Improvements Bid Package #5 Building Concrete & Steel Erection Bid Package #6 General Building Construction Bid Package #7 Roofing Bid Package #8 Aluminum Openings & Glazing Bid Package #9 Tiling, Terrazzo & Floor Covering Big Package #10;Specialties Bid Package #11 Detention Equipment Bid Package #14 Conveying Equipment Bid Package #21 Fire Suppression Bid Package #22 Plumbing Mechanical Bid Package #23 Electrical Systems Bid Package #31 Site Concrete, Storm Retention, & Landscaping This notice is given by order of the Warren County Board of Supervisors. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION CITY OF CUMMING ~ Regular Council Meeting 718/2019 To be Approved at 8/12/2019 Meeting The Regular City Council Meeting of the City of Cumming was held at Cumming City Hall, 649 N. 44th St on Monday, July 8, 2019. The Meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Mayor Tom Becker. Present at Roll Call: Charlie Ochanpaugh, Thomas~Cackler, Dino Goode, Dave Chelsvig, Kathie Hungerford. Motion made byGodde, seconded by Hungerford to approve the agenda as amended, removing Resolution 2019-36. Approved 5-0. registered participants, total. Consent Items: .;owastate#a~;'r.org;z ** Motion made by Hungerford, seconded by Ochanpaugh to approve'the consent Tickets are on sale at, www Items: 6/10/19 Council Meeting Minutes, 4/23119, 6/4/19 & 6/25/16 Planning & limited number available. No refunds, no exchanges. Zoning Meeting Minutes, 6/4/19 Park & Rec Meeting Minutes, June 2019 IPERS Wage & ContributionReport, June 2019 Fund Balance Report, 6/10/19 & 61 Fair Admission is not included, but advanced 26119 Calculation'& Verification Journals, 6/10119, 6113119, 6126119 & 6/28/19 Accts Payable Claims Reports, Cumming Tap Cigarette License, Reappo nt admission tickets are on sale at www.iowa JulieCackler&AliciaKirkpatricktothePark&RecBoaidfor3-yearterms, statefair.org. ' Reappoint Ethan Robs to the Planning & Zoning Board for a 5-year term, Reappoint AmySbe/~opkey & Dennis DeBruin to the Board of Adjustment for 5-year terms. App~o~,ed 5-0. Expenditures: Cardmember Services, RAGBRAI backdrops/Office Supplies 572.39 City of Norwalk " FY20 Library Payment 9,640.11 Hydro Klean " . -- Storm Drain Cleanouts 6 000.00 Jerico Services~ " ' Dust Control 392.00 Iowa Dept of Natural F~esources Annual Water Supply Fee 40.15 Payroll . 6/24/19 - 7/7/19 " 1,690.68 Waste Connections Garbage & Recycling 2,197.56 ' General FundTotal :. 20,532.89 City of DesMoines WRA Payments 6,446.00 DO You Have A New Address? SewerFundTota, 6,446.00 PaidTotal let 26,978.89 Action Items I Have you recently moved? Be sure to I I us know your new mailing address so we can I A Motion by Ochanpaugh, seconded by Goode to approve Resolution 2019-33 GWC Plat 3 Preliminary Plat. Approved 5-0. B. Motion by Cackler, seconded by Chelsvig to approve Resolution 2019- I ensure our newspaper still gets to you. You I 34 Revised GWC Bar Site Plan, with Goode abstaining. Approved 4-0. C. Motion by Cackler, seconded by Chelsvig to approve Resolution 2019- I can call us at 981-0406, email us at I I news@norwalk newspaper.com, or drop a I 35 set a Date (August 12, 2019), for a Public Hearing to Amend the Code of Ordinances, City of Cumming, Iowa by Amending Chapter 170.27 I note off to us at 1122 Main Street, Suite 1, I D. SignaAGgRAiaegulations.Approved5-0.Update I Norwalk (we have a drop slot in our back I Reports: Mayor - basement door, items on sidewalk. Council - no parking I I areas. Upcoming City Council Meeting: August 12, 2019, at 7:00 pm at City door if no one is in the office). I Hall. Motion made by Cackler, seconded by Ochanpaugh to Adjourn at 7:40 ! pm. Approved 5-0 Tom Becker, Mayor; Rachelle Swisher, City Clerk/Treasurer :, !;i ::'i : !::: :::,; i