STATE OF IOWA
PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS BOARD (PERB)
Thursday, July 20, 2017 9:07 a.m.
Jessie Parker Building
Starkweather Conference Room
Present at meeting: Cormack, Gannon, Van Fossen-absent, Berry, Bolte, DeSmet, Sarajlija, Luttrell
Public at meeting: Danny Homan, Jay Smith, Ann Smisek, Aaron Hilligas, Chris Stewart, Jason Copple, Jeff Edgar, Mary Blakelock, Eric Howard, Melissa Peterson, Morgan Miller, Bonnie Winther, Scott Utech (via phone)
I. Cormack moved to approve the agenda adding the change of location of the meeting to the Starkweather Conference Room to accommodate a larger group, Gannon seconded; unanimously approved.
II. Cormack moved to approve the July 10, 2017 minutes, Gannon seconded; unanimously approved.
III. Public Comment: Cormack stated there would be opportunity on the rules later in the meeting. No one commented on any other topics at this time.
IV. Office status
* Reviewed potential draft emergency amendments to PERB’s administrative rules in chapters 1, 2, 4 to 8, 11, and 16. Berry provided general comments about the rules process and the changes being proposed in these new amendments. The public was given the opportunity to comment or ask questions. Written comments were presented to the Board from Jay Hammond and Jay Smith prior to the meeting Cormack shared that these were available for review. Oral comments were given at the meeting on the rules by Homan, Smisek, and Smith. Cormack suggested upon hearing that some felt like they did not have enough time to review the proposed rules, that this matter could be re-examined on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. This would give additional time for all to review these proposed changes. Gannon motioned to table the matter until that time. There was no objection and the Board will reconvene at that time to discuss the matter further.
* Cormack moved to approve the annual invoice from Tybera in the amount of $4,000.00 being paid from the general fund. Gannon seconded, unanimously approved.
V. Consider new and pending Cases (Board may go into closed session pursuant to Iowa Code Sec. 21.5(1)(d),(f) if applicable)
VI. New Business ( Board may go into closed session pursuant to Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(a),(i) if applicable)
VII. Next tentative meeting date is Monday, July 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., in the Jessie Parker Building, Starkweather Conference Room.
VIII. Adjourned at 10:12 a.m.
Michael G. Cormack, Board Member