Board of Supervisors

Agendas, Minutes & Claims

Date: February 08, 2019

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DATE OF MEETING: Friday, February 08, 2019

TIME OF MEETING: 9:00 a.m. C.S.T.


PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the above-mentioned body will meet at the date, time, and place above set out. The tentative agenda for said meeting is as follows:

  1. FY20 Budget Work Session

Comments from those in attendance


The Board of Supervisors of Carroll County, Iowa met in unofficial session in the Boardroom of the Courthouse, in Carroll, Iowa, the County seat of said County on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Central Standard Time pursuant to law, the rules of said Board and to the adjournment with all members present: Neil Bock, District 1; Dean Schettler, District 2; Eugene Meiners, District 3; Stephanie Hausman, District 4; and Richard Ruggles, District 5.

Motion by Meiners, second by Ruggles to approve the agenda as presented. On roll call, all voted aye.

The Board proceeded to discuss FY20 non-profit funding with each member stating their position on the suggested amounts. Following are the amounts approved for FY20 funding; Saint Anthony Regional Hospital $67,000 for public health services; New Opportunities $13,000; New Opportunities Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment $19,020; Region XII Transit $12,416; Region XII Local Housing Trust $5,000; Region XII Membership fee $18,110; Carroll Area Development Corporation $75,500; RSVP $9,000; Foster Grandparents $1,000; Elderbridge $14,291; Family Crisis Center $6,000; Family Resource Center $5,000; Carroll County Fair $15,000; Historical Society $4,000; Community of Concern $3,000; Breda Day Care $6,000; Carroll Area Day Care $11,000; Manning Day Care $8,500; Manning Main Street $2,500; Carroll Library $5,000; Carroll County Soil & Water $5,000; Carroll Public Library $44,148 and Manning, Coon Rapids, and Glidden Libraries $14,716 each.

The Board discussed the FY20 Budget. Sheriff Ken Pingrey was present to discuss the Sheriff and Jail budgets. The Board agreed on the purchase of body and in car cameras for the department. Following discussion, the Board agreed on hiring four new jailers in FY20 and two additional jailers in FY21.

he Board discussed the County Employee Health Insurance plans. The Board reviewed Wellmark’s recommended rates and discussed the reserve balance. The Board agreed to increase the plan rates as follows: Plan 1 $750/$1500 by 6%, Plan 2 $1500/$3000 by 3%, and Plan 3 $2000/$4000 by 1%. The goal is to widen the cost difference between the plans.

The Board reviewed the liability coverage for the County. Current liability coverage is $5,000,000. Following discussion, no changes will be made in FY20. The Board will review the liability limit next year during the budget process.

The Board discussed hiring a project manager for the new jail. The Board is not interested in hiring a project manager at this time.

The Board proceeded to review each departments’ FY20 budgets. The following adjustments were made: lowered the Ambulance minor motor vehicle line from $30,000 to $25,000; removed the General Services capital transfer of $50,000 and moved $7,500 for a new mower to the agri/horticultural services line; denied the request from Conservation to have 50% of camping fees deposited into their capital fund, the Board would like the department to request funding for future projects; approved the Recorder purchase of Eagle recording software, approved the 5% increase for Recorder’s Deputy Susie Boles, this amount was agreed upon during her hiring process; approved a 3% salary increase for Veteran Affairs Director Louie Grote; lowered the Environmental Health department overall budget asking $1,104, to offset the higher than 3% percentage raises approved by the Board of Health; approved a 6% raise for IT Director Carl Wilburn; agreed that the contract with LNC Computers LLC should have no increase in hourly rates; briefly discussed the Medicaid debt owed from the Case Management department, no budgeting done for repayment at this time; and discussed the need to levy according to receiving 80 – 90% of expected collections due to taxes not being paid on time, this would allow the County to pay the portion due to the region.

The Board proceeded to review the FY20 County Budget. The Board discussed options of offsetting the Mental Health levy with Local Option Sales Tax reserves, the low General Fund balance and the possible need to use Local Option Sales Tax reserves to increase the ending General Fund balance, levying for debt service to finance jail project, and using Local Option Sales Tax reserves to pay Shive-Hattery. No formal action taken, the Board will review the County Budget at their regularly scheduled Board meeting on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

Motion by Ruggles, second by Meiners to adjourn at 4:30 p.m. On roll call, all voted aye.

Kourtney Irlbeck, Auditor, Neil Bock, Chairman



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