Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Workshop Meeting

December 11, 2006, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, December 11, 2006 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Staudt, Supv. Dunkel, and Supv. Enabnit.

Dave Bahe stopped by to talk to the Board about Sunnyside Memorial Garden Cemetery. 

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

The Board will review claims individually after the meeting.

Barbara Fuls, Clerk of Court, expressed security concerns about the Board’s discussion on closing the Courthouse on Monday, December 24, 2007 and their office being the only office open on four floors.  The Board makes their decision on this issue at tomorrow’s regular meeting.

The Board discussed the term of office for County Attorney.  By code of Iowa, the current attorney stays in office until the succeeding attorney takes office which will be January 2.  The Board reviewed Iowa Code 331.754, regarding compensation for a special prosecutor in a situation where the new county attorney is disqualified because of conflict of interest.  Chairman Staudt will visit with the judge on setting reasonable compensation for this situation.

The Board discussed possibly increasing the county mileage rate due to the IRS announcement of raising the federal rate to $.485.  The Board will discuss this at tomorrow’s regular meeting.

The Board discussed appointments to the Economic Development Board.  The Board will likely take action on this at the December 26 meeting.  Supv Dunkel will look into a replacement for one member who does not want to continue.

The Board noted that the Floyd-Mitchell-Chickasaw Solid Waste Management Agency will be dropping the Floyd County Health Plan.  The Auditor has requested notice from the landfill reflecting a specific date of termination, i.e. December 31, 2006.

Tom O’Brien, Auxiant representative, discussed the County’s position regarding health/dental insurance.  The Board discussed the current elections, stop loss carrier/limit, PPO provider, health plan management, disclosures, new funding rates, etc.  Tom and a representative from the health risk management plan will be here on December 22 at 7:30 a.m. to review this option.

The Board discussed the FEMA flood maps.

The Board noted the North Iowa Juvenile Detention Services Commission Audit report.

The Board noted the letter from the Floyd County Memorial Hospital regarding they will not be asking for tax dollars for FY08.

The Board discussed budgets with department heads from the following offices:  Recorder, Veterans Affairs, Emergency Management, Sheriff, and Case Management (CPC).  Jeff Heil, Ruan Securities, presented information on county budgeting, 3-5 year planning and financing through debt services.

A motion was made by Supervisor Dunkel and seconded by Supervisor Enabnit 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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