Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Workshop Meeting

September 11, 2006, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, September 11, 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.

Pat Zwanziger, PH/HHC Director, informed the Board that she received a notice from the Eldebridge Agency on Aging that Eldebridge will be disbursing the money after all that they originally intended to fund to the PH/HHC Agency.  In July, Zwanziger received notice that she would receive less than what Eldebridge had originally agreed to.  Zwanziger also stated that the PH/HHC Agency will be able to get money for Case Management from the Eldebridge Agency on Aging-Elderly Waiver.  PH/HHC will become a case manager for Eldebridge Agency on Aging.  Any agency that already provides case management, can add the elderly waiver.  Bob Lincoln, CPC/Case Management Director, offered Raina Kellogg from his office to assist in the management of the waiver if it needs to flow through the Floyd County Case Management Agency.

Home Care Aide Appreciation Day is Wednesday, September 13 at Main Street Gatherings in Rockford.

The PH/HHC Agency had a Medicare Survey on August 17.  Some of the same deficiencies as in the past were written up again.  The agency serviced 195 clients last year.  Zwanziger has the report in her office if anyone would like to review it.

The Board noted the hiring of Kathy Feuling, RN for PH/HHC Agency, effective September 5, 2006 with a starting wage of $18/hour working 24 hours per week.

Supv Enabnit presented information from Greg Heidebrink, DNR Assistant District Forester, regarding the trees on the front lawn.  The Board will take action regarding authorization of disposition of the tree(s) at the September 26 meeting.

The Board reviewed the revised City of Charles City’s proposed Lease Agreement with Option to Purchase the 2nd Street property.  Chairman Staudt will discuss some of the Board’s concerns with the County Attorney and report back at the next Board workshop meeting.

The Board discussed a letter from Harold and Bonnie Jo Marth regarding their interest in purchasing the Ulster Township building.  The Board will discuss the contents of the building with the County Engineer at tomorrow regular meeting.

The Board discussed Auxiant’s second denial of health insurance coverage for an employee’s untimely enrollment in the health insurance plan.  The Board has the option to override Auxiant’s decision and have a rider for the employee’s condition but our stop loss carrier will likely require $150,000 limit for the employee.  The Board may also consider paying the cost of a single policy toward a policy outside of the County’s plan for the employee.  The Board will take action on this issue at tomorrow’s regular meeting.

Randy Janssen, Janssen Waterproofing, reported on the west wall repairs.  They should be done with this project within two weeks.  Janssen gave proposals for repairs to the east side of the courthouse.  The polished stone repair estimate is $3,600; the flat stoop - $1,030; the steps - $4,584.  The Board will act on this at tomorrow’s regular meeting.

The Board discussed waiving the GIS website fee for the Department of Revenue and Finance.  Action will be taken on this at tomorrow’s regular meeting.

The Board noted the fees collected from the Clerk of Court – Sheriff fees - $602.80, Sheriff surcharge - $781.00 and Treasurer - $1,090.59. 

The Board noted the abatement of taxes for a disabled veteran with Homestead credit to a resident who qualifies for Iowa Code Section 425.15.  A motion was made by the Board last year to abate taxes for future years as long as the resident qualifies.

Tom Kennison discussed bridge concerns with the Board.

Leon Jagim, Qwest Service Manager, John Benson and Barb Voss, representatives from Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Rick Lynch, Sheriff, Mike Wendel, Charles City Police Chief, Ray Huftalin, interim Floyd County EMA, Jerry Peters, Floyd City Council representative, Tim Parcher, Winnebago representative, Brad McKenzie and Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer, First Security Bank representatives and the Board discussed the issue of the cable being cut in June and phone services being disabled.  Jagim explained the four conditions that can occur and procedures that should be in place to cover each situation.  Benson said there were most likely procedures established when E911 Communications was set up.  Jagim could not find records of 911 default switches at Qwest.  Wendel and Huftalin will check their files to see if they can find records of the switches and procedures to follow.  Benson will talk with Omnitel for the same.  Those who run PSAP need to check to see if there have isolated exchanges.  We need to make sure point to point contacts are set up.  Businesses with DIDs should check with service providers to see what phone line options they have to get in and out of the area should a situation arise.  Winnebago should consider having a local phone line in addition to their Forest City service to get in and out of the Charles City area.  Jagim said he picked up 911 responsibilities in July and will contact all PSAP managers to see what they want for reroute.  A suggestion was made to do a tabletop exercise when details are figured out and procedures are in place.  Supv Dunkel will contact Bill Knoop, technician with Omnitel, to update him of today’s meeting and inform him of future meetings.   

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


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