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IPIB Board Meeting

Date: 
Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 1:00pm
Location: 
502 E. 9th Street
Wallace Building - 2nd Floor N/S Conference Room
Des Moines, IA 50319
Agenda: 

IOWA PUBLIC INFORMATION BOARD

MEMBERS

Joan Corbin, Pella (Government Representative, 2020-2024)

E. J. Giovannetti, Urbandale (Government Representative, 2018-2022)
Barry Lindahl, Dubuque (Government Representative, 2020-2024)

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

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

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

Julie Pottorff, Des Moines (Public Representative, 2020-2024)

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

Stan Thompson, Clive (Public Representative, 2020-2024)

 

STAFF

Margaret Johnson, Executive Director

Brett Toresdahl, Deputy Director

Zach Goodrich, Legal Counsel

 

Meeting Access

Wallace Building has restricted access. Please use east entrance of building off E. 9th Street.

Once inside the atrium, proceed to the frosted glass sliding doors.

Turn right down the hallway from the doors.

Meeting room is on your right

 

IF You Can’t Attend In Person, Please Connect To The Meeting With The Following:

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

 

Agenda   

August 19, 2021 1:00 p.m.

Wallace Building

502 East 9th Street, Des Moines

2nd Floor N/S Conference Room

12:00 PM – Communications Committee Meeting
 

1:00 PM – IPIB Meeting                       

I.          Approval of agenda*

II.        Approval of the July 15, 2021 minutes *

III.       Public Forum (5 minute limit per speaker)

IV.       Comments from the board chair.  (Pottorff) 

V.        Advisory Opinion

  1. Brick, Matt (21AO:0004 – Chapter 22 – 7/30/21) Pending
  2. Brick, Matt (21AO:0005 – Chapter 22 – 8/9/21) Pending                       

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

  1. Hoyt, Mallory (21FC:0045 – Both Chapters – Davenport Civil Rights Commission 6/4/21) * Accept
  2. Lacey, Latrice (21FC:0056 – Chapter 22 – City of Davenport 6/28/21) * Dismiss
  3. Belin, Laura (21FC:0037 – Chapter 22 – Iowa Dept. of Public Health 5/4/21) * Dismiss
  4. Bruns, Rachel (21FC:0016 – Chapter 22 – Iowa Department of Public Health 3/5/21) * Final Report
  5. Caufield, James (21FC:0055 – Chapter 22 – Perry Chamber of Commerce/City of Perry 6/28/21) * Dismiss
  6. Christensen, Brett (21FC:0054 – Chapter 21 – Silver City Council 6/15/21) * Dismiss
  7. Dales, Rhonda (21FC:0065 – Chapter 22 – City of Elgin 7/18/21) * Dismiss
  8. Kauffman, Clark (21FC:0017 – Chapter 22 – Iowa Department of Public Health 3/5/21) * Probable Cause Report
  9. McCleery, Daniel (21FC:0051 – Chapter 22 – Milestones Area Agency on Aging 6/22/21) * Dismiss
  10. McDowell, Tad (21FC:0059 – Chapter 22 – Mills County Assessor 6/30/21) * Accept
  11. Sattler, Leslie (21FC:0062 – Chapter 21 – City of West Burlington 7/8/21) * Dismiss
  12. Sindergard, DeAnn Cooper (21FC:0063 – Chapter 21 – City of Rolfe 7/13/21) * Dismiss
  13. Snell, Linn (21FC:0057 – Chapter 21 – Elberon City Council – 6/25/21) * Dismiss
  14. Trimble, Matthew (21FC:0053 – Chapter 21 – Scott Co. Board of Supervisors 6/25/21) * Dismiss
  15. Walk, Stan (21FC:0061- Both Chapters – Mitchell County Economic Development Commission 7/8/21) * Dismiss

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

  1. Krivachek, Maxwell (21FC:0071 – Both Chapters – City of Fort Atkinson 8/5/21) * Withdrawn

VIII.       Pending Complaints.  Informational Only (Johnson)

  1. Anderson, Patty (21FC:0067 – Both Chapters – City of Hawarden 8/1/21) Intake
  1. Anonymous (21FC:0030 – Both Chapters – Linden City Council 4/6/21) Pending
  2. Ault, Harold (21FC:0066 – Chapter 22 – Iowa State Fair 7/29/21) Intake
  3. Bergren, Kay (21FC:0073 – Chapter 22 – City of Otho 8/8/21) Intake
  4. Brummett, Betty (21FC:0075 – Chapter 21 – Taylor Co. Board of Supervisors 8/11/21) Intake
  5. Feddersen, Karen (21FC:0043 – Chapter 22 – City of Atalissa 5/23/21) Pending
  6. Hoffman, Wren (21FC:0048 – Chapter 21 – City of Steamboat Rock 6/18/21) Pending
  7. Jennings, Randy (21FC:0077 – Chapter 22 – City of Iowa Falls 8/10/21) Intake
  8. Kauffman, Clark (21FC:0064 – Chapter 22 – Iowa Workforce Development 7/13/21) Intake
  9. Krogmann, Amanda (21FC:0069 – Both Chapters – Lamont City Council 8/3/21) Intake
  10. Miller, Vanessa (21FC:0068 – Chapter 22 – University of Iowa 8/2/21) Intake
  11. Onley, Bill (21FC:0076 Chapter 22 – City of Marathon 8/10/21) Intake
  12. Robinson, Larry (21FC: 0074 – Chapter 22 – City of Marathon 8/10/21) Intake
  13. Rossander, Victoria (21FC:0070 – Chapter 21 – Montgomery Co. Board of Supervisors 8/5/21) Intake
  14. Shorter, Willie (21FC:0072 – Chapter 22 – Davenport Police Department 8/6/21) Intake
  15. True, Edward (21FC:0078 – Both Chapters – City of Moulton 8/11/21) Intake
  16. Vogt, Beth Ann (21FC:0079 – Chapter 22 – Crawford Co. Board of Supervisors 8/16/21) Intake
  17. Williams, Todd (21FC:0036 – Chapter 21 - City of Silver City 4/29/21) Pending

IX.        Committee Reports                                                                           

  1. Communications – (Toresdahl)
  2. Legislative – (Johnson) 
  3. Rules – (Goodrich)

X.         Office status report.

                  1.  Contacts and activity * (Johnson)                                                       

                  2.  Financial/Budget Update (FY21) * (Toresdahl)         

                  3.  Update on District Court cases (Johnson)

                                                1. Klein

                                                2. Ripperger

                  4.  Presentations/Trainings (Johnson) -               

                  5. COVID-19 update (Johnson/Toresdahl)

                  6. Board manuals

XI.       Next IPIB Board Meeting will be held in the Wallace Building, 2nd Floor, N/S Conference Room

            September 16, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

XII.      Adjourn                                                                                                                      * Attachments

Minutes: 

 

IOWA PUBLIC INFORMATION BOARD

August 19, 2021

                                                                                    Approved Minutes

 

The Board met on August 19, 2021 for its monthly meeting at 1:03 p.m. in the 2nd floor N/S Conference Room in the Wallace Building with the following members present: Joan Corbin, Pella (phone); E. J. Giovannetti, Urbandale (phone); Barry Lindahl, Dubuque; Keith Luchtel, Clive (phone); Monica McHugh, Zwingle; Rick Morain, Jefferson; Julie Pottorff, Des Moines; Suzan Stewart, Sioux City. Absent: Stan Thompson, Clive.  Also present were IPIB Executive Director Margaret Johnson; IPIB Deputy Director Brett Toresdahl; IPIB Legal Counsel Zach Goodrich. A quorum was declared present.

Others identified present or by phone: Mallory Hoyt, Latrice Lacey, Brian Heyer, Laura Belin, Heather Adams, Susan Patterson-Plank, Brett Christensen, Rhonda Dales, Clark Kauffman, Tad McDowell, Brett Ryan, DeAnn Sindergard, Stan Walk, Mark Walk, Mark Jensen, Maria Wagenhofer, Kay Bergren, Randy Evans, Sheri Penny, James Caulfield, Matt Highland, and Sarah Ekstrand.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

On a motion by Lindahl, second by Stewart the agenda was unanimously adopted.

On a motion by McHugh, second by Morain, to approve the July 15, 2021 minutes. Unanimously adopted.

      Public Forum           Comments Randy Evans

Items Discussed

  1. Board Chair – Pottorff announced that Margaret Johnson will be on vacation for the September meeting.
  2. Advisory Opinions – No action
  3. Brick, Matt (21AO:0004 – Chapter 22 – 7/30/21) Pending
  4. Brick, Matt (21AO:0005 – Chapter 22 – 8/9/21) Pending

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

  1. Hoyt, Mallory (21FC:0045 – Both Chapters – Davenport Civil Rights Commission 6/4/21).  Mallory Hoyt and Latrice Lacey spoke on the matter. A motion by Stewart and second by McHugh to approve the acceptance order.  Unanimously approved, 8-0.
  2. Lacey, Latrice (21FC:0056 – Chapter 22 – City of Davenport 6/28/21). Latrice Lacey and Brian Heyer spoke on the matter.  A motion by McHugh and second by Lindahl to approve the dismissal order.  Unanimously approved, 8-0.
  3. Belin, Laura (21FC:0037 – Chapter 22 – Iowa Dept. of Public Health 5/4/21). Laura Belin and Heather Adams spoke on the matter. A motion by Lindahl and second by McHugh to approve the dismissal order.  Approved 6-2. Voting yea; Corbin, Lindahl, Luchtal, McHugh, Pottorff, and Stewart: Voting nay: Giovannetti and Morain.
  4. Bruns, Rachel (21FC:0016 – Chapter 22 – Iowa Department of Public Health 3/5/21). A motion by Stewart and second by McHugh to accept the final report and dismiss the complaint as successfully resolved. Unanimously approved 8-0.
  5. Caufield, James (21FC:0055 – Chapter 22 – Perry Chamber of Commerce/City of Perry 6/28/21).  James Caufield spoke on the matter. A motion by Morain and second by Lindahl to approve the dismissal order.  Unanimously approved, 8-0.
  6. Christensen, Brett (21FC:0054 – Chapter 21 – Silver City Council 6/15/21). Brett Christensen spoke on the matter. A motion by Morain and second by Luchtel to approve the dismissal order.  Unanimously approved, 8-0.
  7. Dales, Rhonda (21FC:0065 – Chapter 22 – City of Elgin 7/18/21). A motion by Stewart and second by Lindahl to approve the dismissal order as amended.  Unanimously approved, 8-0.
  8. Kauffman, Clark (21FC:0017 – Chapter 22 – Iowa Department of Public Health 3/5/21). Clark Kauffman and Heather Adams spoke on the matter. A motion by Luchtel and second by Stewart to approve the determination that probable cause exists and to dismiss the complaint as an act of administrative discretion.  Approved 7-1. Voting yea; Giovannetti, Lindahl, Luchtal, McHugh, Pottorff, and Stewart: Voting nay: Corbin.
  9. McCleery, Daniel (21FC:0051 – Chapter 22 – Milestones Area Agency on Aging 6/22/21).  A motion by Stewart and second by Morain to approve the dismissal order.  Unanimously approved, 8-0.
  10. McDowell, Tad (21FC:0059 – Chapter 22 – Mills County Assessor 6/30/21). A motion by McHugh and second by Lindahl to approve the acceptance order.  Approved 7-1. Voting yea; Corbin, Giovannetti, Lindahl, Luchtal, McHugh, Morain, and Pottorff: Voting nay: Stewart.
  11. Sattler, Leslie (21FC:0062 – Chapter 21 – City of West Burlington 7/8/21). A motion by McHugh and second by Lindahl to approve the dismissal order.  Unanimously approved, 8-0.
  12. Sindergard, DeAnn Cooper (21FC:0063 – Chapter 21 – City of Rolfe 7/13/21). A motion by Morain and second by McHugh to approve the dismissal order.  Unanimously approved, 8-0.
  13. Snell, Linn (21FC:0057 – Chapter 21 – Elberon City Council – 6/25/21). A motion by McHugh and second by Lindahl to approve the dismissal order.  Unanimously approved, 8-0.
  14. Trimble, Matthew (21FC:0053 – Chapter 21 – Scott Co. Board of Supervisors 6/25/21). A motion by McHugh and second by Stewart to approve the dismissal order.  Unanimously approved, 8-0.
  15. Walk, Stan (21FC:0061- Both Chapters – Mitchell County Economic Development Commission 7/8/21). Stan Walk and Mark Walk spoke on this matter. A motion by Stewart and second by McHugh to table for further investigation. Unanimously approved, 8-0.

  4)   Matters Withdrawn. No Action -

  1. Krivachek, Maxwell (21FC:0071 – Both Chapters – City of Fort Atkinson 8/5/21) Withdrawn

NOTE: Stewart and Morain leave meeting at 4:04 P.M.

  5)  Pending complaints that required no board action.  Informational

  1. Anderson, Patty (21FC:0067 – Both Chapters – City of Hawarden 8/1/21) Intake
  2. Anonymous (21FC:0030 – Both Chapters – Linden City Council 4/6/21) Pending
  3. Ault, Harold (21FC:0066 – Chapter 22 – Iowa State Fair 7/29/21) Intake
  4. Bergren, Kay (21FC:0073 – Chapter 22 – City of Otho 8/8/21) Intake
  5. Brummett, Betty (21FC:0075 – Chapter 21 – Taylor Co. Board of Supervisors 8/11/21) Intake
  6. Feddersen, Karen (21FC:0043 – Chapter 22 – City of Atalissa 5/23/21) Pending
  7. Hoffman, Wren (21FC:0048 – Chapter 21 – City of Steamboat Rock 6/18/21) Pending
  8. Jennings, Randy (21FC:0077 – Chapter 22 – City of Iowa Falls 8/10/21) Intake
  9. Kauffman, Clark (21FC:0064 – Chapter 22 – Iowa Workforce Development 7/13/21) Intake
  10. Krogmann, Amanda (21FC:0069 – Both Chapters – Lamont City Council 8/3/21) Intake
  11. Miller, Vanessa (21FC:0068 – Chapter 22 – University of Iowa 8/2/21) Intake
  12. Olney, Bill (21FC:0076 Chapter 22 – City of Marathon 8/10/21) Intake
  13. Olney, Joan (21FC:0080 Chapter 22 – City of Marathon 8/10/21) Intake
  14. Robinson, Larry (21FC: 0074 – Chapter 22 – City of Marathon 8/10/21) Intake
  15. Rossander, Victoria (21FC:0070 – Chapter 21 – Montgomery Co. Board of Supervisors 8/5/21) Intake
  16. Shorter, Willie (21FC:0072 – Chapter 22 – Davenport Police Department 8/6/21) Intake
  17. True, Edward (21FC:0078 – Both Chapters – City of Moulton 8/11/21) Intake
  18. Vogt, Beth Ann (21FC:0079 – Chapter 22 – Crawford Co. Board of Supervisors 8/16/21) Intake
  19. Williams, Todd (21FC:0036 – Chapter 21 - City of Silver City 4/29/21) Pending

6)  Committee Reports

  1. Communications – Met today at Noon prior to the board meeting.  Discussed the goals and purpose of the website and FAQ’s.  An intern will begin in the office on August 25th and tasks related to this discussion will be assigned.
  2. Legislative – Met on August 3, 2021. The committee agreed to continue to monitor legislation from the 2021 session that will carry forward.
  3. Rules – The next meeting will likely take place in October.

7)  Updates for the board.

a. Johnson provided an overview of the July website use and YTD case totals.

            b. Toresdahl shared the FY21 financials and budget preparation for FY22.

            c. Johnson provided an update on the Supreme Court Cases.

                        Klein – Supreme Court is retaining.

                        Ripperger – Supreme Court is retaining.

d. Future presentations/trainings - None scheduled at this time.                               

            e. COVID-19 impact on IPIB – Discussed future in-person Board meetings and building status.

            f.  Board Resource Guide – An updated board resources guide was distributed to members who

                         had not received theirs the previous month.

The next IPIB meeting will be in the Wallace Building, 2nd Floor, N/S Conference Room, September 16, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.

At 4:16 p.m. the meeting adjourned on a motion by McHugh and a second by Lindahl.  Unanimously approved.                                                                                       

                                                                                                Respectfully submitted

            Brett Toresdahl, Deputy Director 

__________________________

IPIB, Chair

Approved

Printed from the website on September 23, 2021 at 6:54pm.