Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Workshop Meeting

August 21, 2006, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 21, 2006 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Staudt, Supv. Dunkel and Supv. Enabnit.

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 3-0.

The Board will review claims individually after the meeting.

Gerald Magee, Chairman of FMC Decategorization Governance Board, presented information on a proposal for a Family Resource Center made up of various agencies and potentially located at Jefferson School.  Magee reported that the Governance Board has over $200,000 that needs to be spent by June 30, 2007 or it reverts back to the state.  On behalf of the Governance Board, they propose to use this money as seed money for start up costs for the agencies in a Family Resource Center but cannot guarantee future payments to aid in operating these agencies.  Magee reported that the operating expenses at the school are running about $2.23/sq ft.  Magee requested a designee from the County to serve on a committee to research the proposal.    

Ralph Smith, Attorney for City of Charles City, and the Board discussed the City’s Lease Agreement with Option to Purchase the County Shed property at the end of 2nd Street.  Should this lease be accepted, the City anticipates an estimated $10,000 upfront investment to test the whole site for contamination.  The County Engineer provided Smith with reports showing where the tanks were located there was no ground contamination.  Smith mentioned that the intent of the city is to budget the $50,000 purchase price pending the test results.  The Board questioned the 30-year lease condition.  Smith commented that if the City cannot budget the money they could at least have use of it for public benefit and that the City would be more willing to invest in improving the property knowing that they will have use of the property for a longer time period.  Smith also explained that benefits to the County would be the City pays expenses for improvement, insurance, etc. and should the City sublet the property, the County would receive the revenue.  Kim Birch, Assistant County Attorney, met with Smith last week to discuss the lease.  Birch felt the contamination testing would be beneficial to the County should the City decide not to take the property then the County could pursue cleanup if necessary.  Birch explained the process for disposition of County property.  The Board will act on this at tomorrow’s regular meeting.

Smith spoke on behalf of an issue regarding the North Cedar Aviation Authority.  Smith drafted an “Amendment establishing the North Cedar Aviation Authority” addressing an FAA issue regarding the original agreement between the City and County having no provision for the disposition of property by the Authority should the Authority ever dissolve.  In the proposal, the City transfers ownership over to the Authority with the City taking over the property should the Authority dissolve.  Smith is waiting for a response from FAA regarding the verbiage on the agreement.  Should the County have any questions or comments on this issue, they are to let Smith know. 

Pat Zwanziger, PH/HHC Director, discovered three more modifications to the IDPH Local Public Health Services contract for FY07.  The Board will act on this at tomorrow’s regular meeting.

Zwanziger reported that the July expenses were $56,441.24 with revenues billed at $56,395.05.  The Board reviewed the final expenditures and revenues for FY06 for the agency.

Zwanziger and Board discussed the feasibility of utilizing the Teen Center building for PH/HHC. 

Mike Milligan, North Iowa Regional Housing Authority board member, presented a letter from NIRHA (North Iowa Regional Housing Authority) regarding an audit finding showing the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) payments that were due to be paid to the participating counties were not made in 2003.  NIRHA is requesting that the 2003 payment be waived and also asks for consideration that future payments be waived.  The Board will act on this at tomorrow’s regular meeting.

The Board discussed the six-month wage review for the Planning/Zoning Director.  This will be acted upon at the September 12 Board meeting.

Future agenda items:  nothing discussed.

A motion was made by Supervisor Enabnit and seconded by Supervisor Dunkel to adjourn.  Motion carried 3-0.


ATTEST:  _________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                            Leo B. Staudt, Chairman

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors



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