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IPIB Board Meeting

Date: 
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 1:00pm
Location: 
502 East 9th Street
Wallace Building, 3rd Floor E/W Conference Room
Des Moines, IA 50309
Agenda: 

IOWA PUBLIC INFORMATION BOARD

MEMBERS

E. J. Giovannetti, Urbandale (Government Representative, 2018-2022)

Keith Luchtel, Clive (Media Representative, 2018-2022)

Monica McHugh, Zwingle (Public Representative, 2018-2022)

Frederick (Rick) Morain, Jefferson (Media Representative, 2018-2022)

William Peard, Waukee (Government Representative, 2016-2020)

Julie Pottorff, Des Moines (Public Representative, 2017-2020)

Suzan Stewart, Sioux City (Public Representative, 2018-2022)

Renee Twedt, Story City (Government Representative, 2016-2020)

Mary Ungs-Sogaard, Dyersville (Media Representative, 2016-2020)

STAFF

Margaret Johnson, Executive Director

Brett Toresdahl, Administrator

Amanda Adams, Legal Counsel

 

Agenda   

January 16, 2020 1:00 p.m.

Wallace Building

502 East 9th Street, Des Moines

3rd Floor E/W Conference Room

Dial-in number: 866-685-1580     Conference Code: 2841441953

 

1:00 PM – IPIB Meeting  

I.          Approval of agenda*

II.        Approval of the December 19, 2019 minutes *

III.       Public Forum (5 minute limit per speaker)

IV.      Comments from the board chair. (Twedt)

.                                               - Board vacancies

V.     Cases involving Board Deliberation/Action.  (Johnson)

  1. Beymer, Jared (19FC:0132 – Chapter 21 – Crawford Co. Land Mobile Radio Board 11/10/19) * Acceptance
  2. Blutstein, Allan (19FC:0135 – Chapter 22 – University of Iowa 11/21/19) * Acceptance
  3. Clayworth, Jason (19FC:0138 – Chapter 22 – Des Moines Water Works 11/26/19) * Report
  4. Hall, Jacob (19FC:0140 – Chapter 22 – Cedar Falls School District 11/27/19) * Dismissal
  5. Hallberg, Connie (20FC:0001 – Chapter 22 – City of Lorimor 1/3/20) * Dismissal
  6. Klennert, David (19FC:0142 – Chapter 21 – Orange City City Council 12/12/19) * Dismissal
  7. Kruse, Kurt (19FC:0129 – Chapter 22 – City of Madrid 10/27/19)* Acceptance
  8. Olney, Bill (19FC:0146 – Chapter 21 – Marathon City Council 12/14/19) and; Robinson, Larry (19FC:0143 – Chapter 21 – Marathon City Council 12/12/19) * Consolidate & Acceptance
  9. Paup, Donna (19FC:0114 – Chapter 21 – Mechanicsville City Council 10/1/19) * Report
  10. Reiners, Jeff (19FC:0145 – Chapter 22 – Cedar Rapids Police Department 12/13/19) * Dismissal
  11. Ryan, Marty (19FC:0136 – Chapter 22 – Department of Corrections 11/21/19) * Dismissal

VI.       Advisory Opinions

  1. Buol, Roy (19AO:0007 – Chapters 21 & 22  11/22/19) *

VII.      Complaints Withdrawn, No Action Necessary. (Johnson)

  1. Elkind, Landon (19FC:0141 – Chapter 22 – University of Northern Iowa 12/1/19) *

VIII.    Pending Complaints.  (Johnson)

  1. Adams, Nicole (19FC:0147 – Chapter 22 –Guthrie County 12/26/19) Intake
  2. Baker, Joshua (19FC:0108 – Chapter 22 – City of Sheffield 9/18/19) Pending
  3. Banks, James (20FC:0003 – Chapter 22 – Polk County Attorneys Office 1/12/20) Intake
  4. Banks, James (20FC:0004 – Chapter 22 – Des Moines Police Department 1/12/20) Intake
  5. Christensen, Stephanie (19FC:0052 – Chapter 21 – Bettendorf School District 5/17/19) Pending
  6. Curry, Nina (19FC:0097 – Chapter 22 – Dept. of Corrections Sixth District 7/28/19) Pending
  7. Miller, Joel (19FC:0144 – Chapter 22 – Iowa Secretary of State 12/12/19) Intake
  8. Radtke, Mari (20FC:0005 – Chapter 22 – Archer City Council 1/13/20) Intake
  9. Sellers, Darran (19FC:0148 – Chapter 21 – Vinton City Council 12/31/19) Intake
  10. Staley; Beymer; Vogt (19FC:0101 – Chapter 22 – Crawford Co. Firefighter Assn. 8/14/19) Pending
  11. Vaughn, Deb (20FC:0002 – Chapter 21 – Lisbon School Board 1/10/20) Intake

IX.        Committee Reports                                                                           

  1. Communications – (Ungs-Sogaard)
  2. Legislative –  (Luchtel)
  3. Rules –  (Johnson)

XI.       Office status report.

                  1.  Contacts and activity * (Johnson)                                                       

                  2.  Financial/Budget Update (FY20) * (Toresdahl)

                  3.  IPIB Annual Report  (Toresdahl)

XII.       Next IPIB Board Meeting will be held in the Wallace Building, 3rd Floor, E/W Conference Room February 20, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

XIII.      Adjourn                                                                                                                     * Attachments

 

 

 

Minutes: 

IOWA PUBLIC INFORMATION BOARD
January 16, 2020

                                                                                                                                                     Approved Minutes

 

The Board met on January 16, 2020 for its monthly meeting at 1:02 p.m. in the 3rd floor E/W Conference Room of the Wallace Building with the following members present: E. J. Giovannetti, Urbandale; Keith Luchtel, Clive (telephone); Monica McHugh, Zwingle; Rick Morain, Jefferson; Julie Pottorff, Des Moines; Suzan Stewart, Sioux City (telephone); Mary Ungs-Sogaard, Dyersville.  Absent: William Peard, Waukee; Renee Twedt, Story City. Also present were IPIB Executive Director Margaret Johnson; IPIB Administrator Brett Toresdahl; and IPIB Legal Counsel Amanda Adams. A quorum was declared present.

On a motion by Ungs-Sogaard, second by McHugh the agenda was unanimously adopted.

On a motion by Morain, second by McHugh, to approve the December 19, 2019 minutes. Unanimously adopted.

Public Forum

                  No comments.

Items Discussed

  1. Board Chair  –  No comments from chair.  Johnson reminded Board members that terms expire in April for four individuals. If Board members want to continue another term, they should contact Johnson and the Governor’s office.

   2)  The board was briefed on cases and took action as indicated: 

  1. Beymer, Jared (19FC:0132 – Chapter 21 – Crawford Co. Land Mobile Radio Board 11/10/19). A revised order was distributed at the meeting. A motion by Stewart and second by McHugh to approve the acceptance order. Unanimously approved.
  2. Blutstein, Allan (19FC:0135 – Chapter 22 – University of Iowa 11/21/19). A motion by Ungs-Sogaard and second by McHugh to approve the acceptance order. Unanimously approved.
  3. Clayworth, Jason (19FC:0138 – Chapter 22 – Des Moines Water Works 11/26/19). The Board asked Des Moines Water Works to provide additional documents to be kept under seal and reviewed by IPIB staff. A motion by McHugh and second by Stewart to table this complaint until documents can be reviewed by staff. Unanimously approved.
  4. Hall, Jacob (19FC:0140 – Chapter 22 – Cedar Falls School District 11/27/19). A motion by McHugh and second by Luchtel to approve the dismissal order with changes and staff to submit a letter to the school district that reflects the Boards discussion.  Approved 6-1 with Morain voting nay.
  5. Hallberg, Connie (20FC:0001 – Chapter 22 – City of Lorimor 1/3/20). A motion by Giovannetti and second by Morain to approve the dismissal order.  Unanimously approved.
  6. Klennert, David (19FC:0142 – Chapter 21 – Orange City City Council 12/12/19). A motion by McHugh and second by Giovannetti to approve the dismissal order.  Unanimously approved.
  7. Kruse, Kurt (19FC:0129 – Chapter 22 – City of Madrid 10/27/19). A motion by Ungs-Sogaard and second by McHugh to approve the acceptance order. Motion failed 3-4 (Yes: McHugh, Stewart, and Ungs-Sogaard; Nay: Giovannetti, Luchtel, Morain, and Pottorff). A motion by McHugh and second by Ungs-Sogaard to table this complaint. Unanimously approved.
  8. Olney, Bill (19FC:0146 – Chapter 21 – Marathon City Council 12/14/19) and Robinson, Larry (19FC:0143 – Chapter 21 – Marathon City Council 12/12/19). A motion by McHugh and second by Giovannetti to approve the consolidation and acceptance order.  Unanimously approved.
  9. Paup, Donna (19FC:0114 – Chapter 21 – Mechanicsville City Council 10/1/19). A motion by McHugh and second by Morain to approve the report and issue a dismissal order.  Unanimously approved.
  10.  Reiners, Jeff (19FC:0145 – Chapter 22 – Cedar Rapids Police Department 12/13/19).   A motion by McHugh and second by Giovannetti to approve the dismissal order.  Unanimously approved.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  11. Ryan, Marty (19FC:0136 – Chapter 22 – Department of Corrections 11/21/19). A motion by McHugh and second by Luchtel to approve the dismissal order.  Approved 6-1 with Morain voting nay

 

3) Advisory Opinions

  1. Buol, Roy (19AO:0007 – Chapters 21 & 22 11/22/19). A motion by Morain and second by Giovannetti to table this item. Unanimously approved. Abstaining: McHugh and Ungs-Sogaard.

 

4)   Complaints Withdrawn. No Action

  1. Elkind, Landon (19FC:0141 – Chapter 22 – University of Northern Iowa 12/1/19)

 

  5)  Pending complaints that required no board action.  Informational

  1. Adams, Nicole (19FC:0147 – Chapter 22 –Guthrie County 12/26/19) Intake
  2. Baker, Joshua (19FC:0108 – Chapter 22 – City of Sheffield 9/18/19) Pending
  3. Banks, James (20FC:0003 – Chapter 22 – Polk County Attorney’s Office 1/12/20) Intake
  4. Banks, James (20FC:0004 – Chapter 22 – Des Moines Police Department 1/12/20) Intake
  5. Christensen, Stephanie (19FC:0052 – Chapter 21 – Bettendorf School District 5/17/19) Pending
  6. Curry, Nina (19FC:0097 – Chapter 22 – Dept. of Corrections Sixth District 7/28/19) Pending
  7. Miller, Joel (19FC:0144 – Chapter 22 – Iowa Secretary of State 12/12/19) Intake
  8. Radtke, Mari (20FC:0005 – Chapter 22 – Archer City Council 1/13/20) Intake
  9. Sellers, Darran (19FC:0148 – Chapter 21 – Vinton City Council 12/31/19) Intake
  10. Schleicher, Mike (20FC:0006 – Chapter 21 – Jefferson Co. Extension Council 1/14/20) Intake
  11. Staley; Beymer; Vogt (19FC:0101 – Chapter 22 – Crawford Co. Firefighter Assn. 8/14/19) Pending
  12. Vaughn, Deb (20FC:0002 – Chapter 21 – Lisbon School Board 1/10/20) Intake

           

6)  Committee Reports

  1. Communications – No report. Committee will meet in March.
  2. Legislative – Johnson reported on status of IPIB legislation and other matters of interest.
  3. Rules – Cancelled meeting. Rescheduled for February 20, 2020 @11:30am

 

7)  Updates for the board.

a. Johnson provided an overview of the December website use and YTD case totals. Johnson reported that she has been selected to speak on Transparency in Government at a
     conference in Kuala Lumpur March 30-31, 2020.

b. Toresdahl shared the FY20 financials. Also shared budget recommendations from Governor Reynolds.

 

The next IPIB meeting will be in the Wallace Building, 3rd Floor E/W Conference Room, February 20, 2020, at 1:00 p.m.  

At 4:11 p.m. the meeting adjourned on a motion by Ungs-Sogaard and a second by McHugh.Unanimously approved.                                                                                 

Respectfully submitted
Brett Toresdahl, Administrator 

____________________________________IPIB, Chair

Approved

Printed from the website on July 13, 2020 at 11:52am.