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Due to active construction in the courthouse area and the concern for the safety of all residents of Marshall County, the Board of Supervisors’ Public Meetings will be available LIVE online, as previously established on March 31, 2020, through the COVID-19 Virus pandemic, to continue until the courthouse area, including the grounds, courthouse building and the Grand Courtroom, is no longer an official construction site. The Board passed “Resolution 2021-0030 Restricting Public Access to Courthouse During Active Construction” at their meeting of July 20, 2021, per advisement of legal counsel. The Board encourages the public to remain engaged and actively participate via the ZOOM process. Presenters may provide documentation electronically for inclusion during the meeting prior to the agenda deadline and are requested to participate via ZOOM. There are 3 available options to view and/or participate in the public meetings:

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Notice to the Public.

The Board of Supervisors welcomes comments from the public during the time allowed for discussion. You are requested to approach the microphone, state your name for the record and limit the time used to present your remarks in order that others may be given the opportunity to speak. The normal process on any agenda item is for the Chairperson to read the item from the agenda. The Board is given an opportunity to comment on the issue and/or place a motion on the floor. An opportunity for discussion may be presented at which time the public may participate and a roll call vote will follow.


Call to Order


Pledge of Allegiance


Roll Call: Thompson_____, Patten _____, Salasek _____.


Approval or Amendment of Agenda.

Motion by___, second by___. Thompson__, Patten__, Salasek__.

Proclamation of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Marshall County

WHEREAS, Home should be a place of warmth, unconditional love, tranquility, and security, and for most of us, home and family can indeed be counted among our greatest blessings. Tragically, for many Americans, these are blessings that are tarnished by violence and fear; 

WHEREAS, Every 9 seconds a woman in the United States is assaulted by an intimate partner; 

WHEREAS, 1 in every 3 teenagers, 1 in every 4 women, and 1 in every 6 men will experience domestic violence during their lifetime; 

WHEREAS, An average of 3 women are murdered by intimate partners in the United States every day and a person experiencing strangulation in a relationship is 7 times more likely to be murdered by their partner and, according to the American Psychological Association, the presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500 percent; 

WHEREAS, According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Data Brief, Intimate Partner Violence, women accounted for 85 percent and men accounted for 15 percent of survivors of intimate partner violence; 

WHEREAS, Women and men are not the only targets; children, the elderly, family pets and responding law enforcement officers are counted among the survivors;

WHEREAS, According to a study by Break the Silence, witnessing violence is the strongest risk factor in transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next; 

WHEREAS, According to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, approximately 23 percent of LGBTQ men and 50 percent of LGBTQ women experience abuse at the hands of their intimate partners; 

WHEREAS, Domestic violence costs an estimated $8.3 billion annually in medical care, mental health services, and lost productivity on the job. Women, men and children living with domestic violence suffer higher rates of physical injuries, chronic health problems, depression, PTSD, attempted suicide, substance abuse, behavior problems for children, and homelessness; 

WHEREAS, the problem of domestic violence is not confined to any group or groups of people, but crosses all economic, racial, gender, educational, religious, and societal barriers, and is sustained by societal indifference; 

WHEREAS, survivors of violence should have access to medical and legal services, counseling, sheltering, transitional housing and other supportive services so they can escape the cycle of abuse;

WHEREAS, we as a county encourage survivors and their families to see assistance from appropriate survivor services organizations, including ACCESS, LUNA, and other local programs and state coalitions;

WHEREAS, the Iowa Domestic Violence Helpline is 1-800-770-1650 and the ACCESS Crisis Hotline is 1-855-983-4641;

WHEREAS, it is important to recognize the importance of the compassion and dedication of individuals who serve survivors of domestic violence and their families, including local programs, state coalitions, national organizations, criminal and juvenile justice agencies, health care providers, law enforcement, allied professionals, and survivor services organizations;

WHEREAS our community must make ending domestic violence a priority; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED That the Marshall County Board of Supervisors, proclaim the month of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Marshall County and urge our citizens to observe this month by becoming aware of the tragedy of domestic violence and supporting those who are working toward its end.

Dated this __ day of October, 2021.

Motion by___, second by___. Thompson__, Patten__, Salasek__.

Consent Agenda:

Motion by___, second by___. Thompson__, Patten__, Salasek__.

Approve Regular Session Minutes, September 28, 2021

Consent Agenda items considered as one vote

Approve claims as audited and authorize the County Auditor and Recorder to issue payment of the same. The listing of claims paid at this meeting and all claims paid in the current month will be published as part of the first meeting of the following month.

Motion by___, second by___. Thompson__, Patten__, Salasek__.

Approve Manure Management Plans

1. BURT FARM LIVESTOCK #60557, 2747 170TH ST MTWN, Converted farrowing to finishing

Consent Agenda items considered as one vote

File Auditor/Recorder’s Quarterly Report July - September, dated 10/6/2021 Total: $73,360.65

  • Records Management Fees: $1,771.00
  • E-commerce Fees: $1,771.00
  • General Basic: $69,818.65
Consent Agenda items considered as one vote

Approve New Hire, Sheriff Department, Jailer, Alec Jensen, Permanent Full Time, $21.08/hr., with a start date on or after October 18, 2021.

Motion by___, second by___. Thompson__, Patten__, Salasek__.

Approve Amendment of the 2021 Marshall County Flexible Spending Plan—Discussion and possible action.

Amendment of the 2021 Marshall County Flexible Spending Plan to request Total Administrative Services Corporation (TASC) administer the plan to allow an unlimited carryover of medical reimbursement funds from 2021 to 2022 and authorize the chairman to sign any required forms.

Motion by___, second by___. Thompson__, Patten__, Salasek__.

Approve Annual Urban Renewal Report, Fiscal Year 2020-2021.

See attached.

Motion by___, second by___. Thompson__, Patten__, Salasek__.

New website for County, new agenda notification process in the works. Discussion only.

The old "BOS Notify" has stopped working. Staff are working on the new website which includes a subscriber based notification, that will work similarly  to the City of Marshalltown's system. Please email to receive agenda notifications during this transition. Agendas will continue to be be posted on the public bulletin board located on second floor at Great Western Bank.


Public Forum. Time set aside for the public to make comments on topics of County business other than those listed on this agenda. No action will be taken on any of these topics brought up in the public forum.


Adjournment. The next regular session is October 26, 2021, at 9:05 a.m. All business to be acted upon at that session should be submitted to the County Auditor and Recorder’s Office or the Board of Supervisors’ Office by Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting is adjourned at _______a.m.