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Senate Concurrent Resolution 4

PAG LIN SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. BY KIBBIE 1 1 A Concurrent Resolution directing the Office of 1 2 Citizens' Aide/Ombudsman, under the supervision of 1 3 the Legislative Council, to assist the parties in a 1 4 dispute between the board of trustees of a drainage 1 5 district and residents of land in the district to 1 6 enter into mediation to resolve their dispute. 1 7 WHEREAS, on December 15, 2010, the Levee and 1 8 Drainage District Law Study Committee, as appointed by 1 9 the Legislative Council, met to consider a number of 1 10 issues affecting districts organized under chapter 468 1 11 of the Iowa Code; and 1 12 WHEREAS, the committee considered testimony and 1 13 evidence presented by persons involved in a dispute 1 14 concerning Muscatine=Louisa Drainage District 13; and 1 15 WHEREAS, the dispute involves the dredging of a 1 16 drainage ditch ordered by the Muscatine=Louisa Drainage 1 17 District 13 Board of Trustees and its decision to 1 18 dispose of the resulting spoil on the residential 1 19 property of district landowners who are not engaged in 1 20 farming; and 1 21 WHEREAS, the Levee and Drainage District Law 1 22 Study Committee recommended that the General Assembly 1 23 consider legislation authorizing the Office of 1 24 Citizens' Aide/Ombudsman to offer assistance to the 1 25 parties in settling the dispute; NOW THEREFORE, 1 26 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE, THE HOUSE OF 2 1 REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING, That the Office of 2 2 Citizens' Aide/Ombudsman, under the supervision of the 2 3 Legislative Council, assist the parties in entering 2 4 into mediation with an appropriate mediation service or 2 5 mediator to resolve their dispute and monitor whether 2 6 mediation has occurred or been terminated and whether a 2 7 settlement was reached; and 2 8 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the parties to this 2 9 dispute are encouraged to cooperate with the Office of 2 10 Citizens' Aide/Ombudsman and the mediation service or 2 11 mediator in order to find common ground and achieve a 2 12 lasting solution, that satisfies all parties; and 2 13 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Office of Citizens' 2 14 Aide/Ombudsman, to the extent allowed by law or by 2 15 agreement of the parties, provide a report to the 2 16 Legislative Council regarding the resolution of this 2 17 issue by December 1, 2011; and 2 18 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this 2 19 resolution be sent by mail or electronic means to Ms. 2 20 Ruth H. Cooperrider, Citizens' Aide/Ombudsman; to the 2 21 Board of Trustees of Muscatine=Louisa Drainage District 2 22 13; and to the following residents of Muscatine County: 2 23 Mr. Russell Alderin, Mr. Todd Reinsager, and Mr. Bill 2 24 Haag. SCR 4 (6) 84 da/rj
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