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IPIB Board Meeting - Electronic Meeting

Date: 
Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 1:00pm
Location: 
502 E. 9th Street
Wallace Building - 3rd Floor IPIB Office 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

Electronic Meeting
(Pursuant to Iowa Code section 21.8)

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

Agenda   

December 17, 2020 1:00 p.m.

Wallace Building
502 East 9th Street, Des Moines
3rd Floor IPIB Conference Room

11:30 AM – IPIB Rules Committee

1:00 PM – IPIB Meeting

                        Electronic meeting pursuant to Iowa Code section 21.8 – In circumstances where an in-person meeting is impossible or impractical due to concerns about COVID-19 and social distancing for the safety of board members and the public.

I.          Approval of agenda*

II.        Approval of the November 19, 2020 minutes *

III.       Public Forum (5 minute limit per speaker)

IV.       Comments from the board chair.  (Pottorff) 

V.        Advisory Opinion

  1. Anderson, John (20AO:0006 – Chapter 22 - Request for AO re: Draft minutes 11/13/20) *
  2. Brick, Matthew (20AO:0007 – Chapter 22 – Request for AO re: Public Records 12/10/20) pending

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

  1. Belin, Laura (20FC:0095 – Chapter 22 – University of Iowa 9/17/20) * Accept
  2. Czyzon, Sidney (20FC:0113 – Both Chapters – Waterloo Telecommunications Utility Board of Trustees 10/30/20) * Dismiss
  3. Dominick, Michael (20FC:0085 – Chapter 22 – Benton County Sheriff Department 8/26/20) * Report
  4. Dunbar, Dennis (20FC:0114 – Chapter 22 – City of Barnum 11/2/20) * Dismiss
  5. Ferretti, Alec (20FC:0111 – Chapter 22 – Iowa Secretary of State 10/27/20) * Dismiss
  6. Gooder, Justin & Hillman, Lonnie (20FC:0105 – Both Chapters – City of Saint Ansgar 10/13/20) * Dismiss
  7. Henely, Eric (20FC:0070 – Chapter 21 – Gilbert Community School District 7/13/20) & Henely, Eric (20FC:0081 – Chapter 21 – Gilbert Community School District 8/23/20) * Probable cause report
  8. IowaLive (20FC:0122 – Chapter 22 – Iowa State University 11/20/20) * Dismiss
  9. Marcus News (20FC:0106 – Chapter 22 – O’Brien County Conservation Board 10/16/20) * Dismiss
  10. Osborn, Jane (20FC:0098 – Chapter 22 – City of Vinton 9/25/20) * Dismiss
  11. Pederson, Bridget (20FC:0123 – Chapter 21 – Des Moines City Council 11/23/20) * Dismiss
  12. Skalberg, Marlene (20FC:0117 – Chapter 21 – City of Emerson 11/12/20) & Christensen, Gary (20FC:0120 – Chapter 21 – City of Emerson 11/15/20) * Consolidate & Dismiss
  13. Tidball, Derek (20FC:0118 – Chapter 22 – Des Moines Water Works 11/13/20) * Dismiss
  14. Wright, Jordan (20FC:0048 – Chapter 21 – Richland City Council 5/13/20) * Report

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

  1. Friedman, Janelle (20FC:0124 – Chapter 22 – Iowa City Comm. School District 11/27/20) * Withdrawn
  2. Hines, Travis (20FC:0121 – Chapter 22 – Iowa State University 11/20/20) * Withdrawn
  3. Petersen, Martin (20FC:0126 -Chapter 22 – Iowa Board of Barbering 12/3/20) * Withdrawn
  4. Swanson, Frank (20FC:0101 – Chapter 22 – City of Des Moines 10/2/20) * Withdrawn

VIII.       Pending Matters.  (Johnson)

  1. Beatty, Troy (20FC0087 – Chapter 22 – Evansdale WaterWorks 8/27/20) Pending
  2. Choate, John (20FC:0108 – Both Chapters – Manly City Council 10/20/20) Pending
  3. Corry, Robert (20FC:0127 – Chapter 22 – Iowa City Police Department 12/4/20) Intake
  4. Kilgore, Kevin (20FC:0119 – Chapter 22 – Ringgold County 11/15/20) Intake
  5. Krivachek, Maxwell (20FC:0110 – Both Chapters – City of Fort Atkinson 10/27/20) Intake
  6. Shook, Julie (20FC:0099 – Both Chapters – City of Tama 9/29/20) Pending
  7. Smith, Casey (20FC:0125 – Both Chapters – City of Blue Grass 12/1/20) Intake

IX.      Committee Reports                                                                             

  1. Communications –
  2. Legislative –
  3. Rules – proposed rule review

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

                                                3. Kilgore

                  4.  Presentations/Trainings (Johnson) -

                                                ISAC: January 13, 2021

                                                Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals : January 28, 2021

                                                Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Board: April 22, 2021

                  5.  COVID-19 update (Johnson/Toresdahl)

XI.       Next IPIB Board Meeting will be held in the Wallace Building, 3rd Floor, E/W Conference Room (or electronic) January 21, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

XII.      Adjourn                                                                                                                      * Attachments

 

Electronic Meeting Guide/Outline:            

  1.  Each agenda item will be called in order.
  2.  IPIB staff will introduce the agenda item.     
  3.  Other parties to the agenda item will be asked for comment -- complainant, then respondent.
  4.  Chair will ask IPIB members for comment -- called upon alphabetically.
  5.  Chair will request a motion and second.
  6.  There will be a roll call vote on each agenda item to be voted on.
  7.  We request that speakers other than IPIB members identify themselves before speaking. Only speak when the chair acknowledges you.
  8. Place phones on mute, not on hold.
  9. Speak directly into your phone (please no speaker phones).

 

Minutes: 

IOWA PUBLIC INFORMATION BOARD

December 17, 2020

                                                                                 Approved Minutes

The Board met electronically on December 17, 2020 for its monthly meeting at 1:00 p.m. by conference call originating from the 3rd floor IPIB Office Conference Room in the Wallace Building with the following members participating by telephone: Joan Corbin, Pella; E. J. Giovannetti, Urbandale; Barry Lindahl, Dubuque; Keith Luchtel, Clive; Monica McHugh, Zwingle; Rick Morain, Jefferson; Julie Pottorff, Des Moines; Suzan Stewart, Sioux City; and 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 on the call: Randy Evans, Susan Patterson-Plank, Brent Hinders, Carol Moser, and John Lande.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

The IPIB held an electronic meeting pursuant to Iowa Code section 21.8 – In circumstances where an in-person meeting is impossible or impractical due to concerns about COVID-19 and social distancing for the safety of board members and the public.

Johnson reviewed the electronic meeting rules and procedure.

On a motion by McHugh, second by Giovannetti the agenda was unanimously adopted.

On a motion by Luchtel, second by Stewart, to approve the November 19, 2020 minutes. Unanimously adopted.

Public Forum     No comments.

Items Discussed

  1. Board Chair – Thanked the board and public for their patience as the board has held electronic meeting over the past several months.
  2.  
  3. The board was briefed, and discussed, and took action on advisory opinions as indicated:
    1. Anderson, John (20AO:0006 – Chapter 22 - Request for AO re: Draft minutes 11/13/20). A motion by Lindahl and second by Corbin to issue an advisory opinion.  Unanimously approved, roll call 9-0.

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

  1. Belin, Laura (20FC:0095 – Chapter 22 – University of Iowa 9/17/20). A motion by Luchtel and second by Giovannetti to table matter until the next meeting. Unanimously approved, roll call 8-0-1 with Thompson abstaining.
  2. Czyzon, Sidney (20FC:0113 – Both Chapters – Waterloo Telecommunications Utility Board of Trustees 10/30/20). A motion by Stewart and second by Giovannetti to substitute the proposed order and to approve the dismissal order as amended.  Unanimously approved, roll call 9-0.
  3. Dominick, Michael (20FC:0085 – Chapter 22 – Benton County Sheriff Department 8/26/20). A motion by Thompson and second by Corbin to approve the informal resolution report. Unanimously approved, roll call 9-0.
  4. Dunbar, Dennis (20FC:0114 – Chapter 22 – City of Barnum 11/2/20). A motion by Lindahl and second by McHugh to approve the dismissal order.  Unanimously approved, roll call 9-0.
  5. Ferretti, Alec (20FC:0111 – Chapter 22 – Iowa Secretary of State 10/27/20). A motion by McHugh and second by Lindahl to approve the dismissal order as amended.  Unanimously approved, roll call 9-0.
  6. Gooder, Justin & Hillman, Lonnie (20FC:0105 – Both Chapters – City of Saint Ansgar 10/13/20). A motion by Morain and second by Stewart to approve the dismissal order.  Unanimously approved, roll call 9-0.
  7. Henely, Eric (20FC:0070 – Chapter 21 – Gilbert Community School District 7/13/20) & Henely, Eric (20FC:0081 – Chapter 21 – Gilbert Community School District 8/23/20). A motion by Thompson and second by Corbin to adopt the probable cause report and dismiss 20FC:0070 for lack of probable cause and dismiss 20FC:0081 as an exercise of administrative discretion. Unanimously approved, roll call 9-0.
  8. IowaLive (20FC:0122 – Chapter 22 – Iowa State University 11/20/20). A motion by McHugh and second by Stewart to approve the dismissal order.  Unanimously approved, roll call 8-0-1 with Thompson abstaining.
  9. Marcus News (20FC:0106 – Chapter 22 – O’Brien County Conservation Board 10/16/20). A motion by Thompson and second by Corbin to approve the dismissal order as amended.  Unanimously approved, roll call 9-0.
  10. Osborn, Jane (20FC:0098 – Chapter 22 – City of Vinton 9/25/20). A motion by Giovannetti and second by Lindahl to approve the dismissal order.  Unanimously approved, roll call 9-0.
  11. Pederson, Bridget (20FC:0123 – Chapter 21 – Des Moines City Council 11/23/20). Speaking on the matter Carol Moser. A motion by McHugh and second by Stewart to approve the dismissal order.  Unanimously approved, roll call 9-0.
  12. Skalberg, Marlene (20FC:0117 – Chapter 21 – City of Emerson 11/12/20) & Christensen, Gary (20FC:0120 – Chapter 21 – City of Emerson 11/15/20). Speaking on the matter Brent Hinders. A motion by McHugh and second by Thompson to consolidate and approve the dismissal order.  Unanimously approved, roll call 8-0-1 with Giovannetti abstaining.
  13. Tidball, Derek (20FC:0118 – Chapter 22 – Des Moines Water Works 11/13/20). A motion by Stewart and second by Luchtel to substitute the proposed order and to approve the dismissal order.  Unanimously approved, roll call 9-0.
  14. Wright, Jordan (20FC:0048 – Chapter 21 – Richland City Council 5/13/20). A motion by Corbin and second by Lindahl to approve the dismissal order.  Unanimously approved, roll call 9-0.

  4)   Matters Withdrawn. No Action -

  1. Friedman, Janelle (20FC:0124 – Chapter 22 – Iowa City Comm. School District 11/27/20) Withdrawn
  2. Hines, Travis (20FC:0121 – Chapter 22 – Iowa State University 11/20/20) Withdrawn
  3. Petersen, Martin (20FC:0126 -Chapter 22 – Iowa Board of Barbering 12/3/20) Withdrawn
  4. Swanson, Frank (20FC:0101 – Chapter 22 – City of Des Moines 10/2/20) Withdrawn

  5)  Pending complaints that required no board action.  Informational

  1. Beatty, Troy (20FC0087 – Chapter 22 – Evansdale WaterWorks 8/27/20) Pending
  2. Choate, John (20FC:0108 – Both Chapters – Manly City Council 10/20/20) Pending
  3. Corry, Robert (20FC:0127 – Chapter 22 – Iowa City Police Department 12/4/20) Intake
  4. Kilgore, Kevin (20FC:0119 – Chapter 22 – Ringgold County 11/15/20) Intake
  5. Krivachek, Maxwell (20FC:0110 – Both Chapters – City of Fort Atkinson 10/27/20) Intake
  6. Shook, Julie (20FC:0099 – Both Chapters – City of Tama 9/29/20) Pending
  7. Smith, Casey (20FC:0125 – Both Chapters – City of Blue Grass 12/1/20) Intake

6)  Committee Reports

  1. Communications – Johnson reported on activities of the office.
  2. Legislative – Two bills have been pre-filed and the other one should be filed soon.
  3. Rules – Met on December 17, 2020. Committee submitted to the Board a proposed rule change to 497-1.3(2), related to the Executive Director delegating advisory opinions to staff attorney to draft. A motion by Giovannetti and second by Luchtel to approve the proposed rule change.  Unanimously approved, voice vote.

7)  Updates for the board.

a. Johnson provided an overview of the November website use and YTD case totals. She also

            stated that she would seek a gubernatorial proclamation for Sunshine week in March.

            b. Toresdahl shared the FY21 financials.

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

                        Klein – Briefing has been completed.

                        Ripperger – still in the briefing stage.

                        Kilgore – Hearing set for January 7, 2021.

d. Johnson shared completed and future presentations/trainings

            ISAC New Officer training - January 13, 2021

            Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - January 28, 2021

            Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Board on April 22, 2021. 

            e. COVID-19 impact on IPIB – Discussed future Board meetings and office status.

The next IPIB meeting will be in the Wallace Building, 3rd floor E/W Conference Room, (or by electronic meeting if necessary), January 21, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.  

At 3:47 p.m. the meeting adjourned on a motion by Giovannetti and a second by Luchtel.Unanimously approved.

Respectfully submitted

            Brett Toresdahl, Deputy Director 

__________________________

IPIB, Chair

Approved

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