Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Workshop Meeting

January 8, 2007, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for a workshop meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, January 8, 2007 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Dunkel, Supv. Enabnit, Supv. Staudt

Staudt/Enabnit moved to add discussion regarding 2nd Street property insurance.  Motion carried 3-0.  Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 3-0.  

Larry, Dean and Scott Tjaden, Tjaden Farms, requested that the Board reconsider putting a wind energy ordinance in affect.  On April 12, 2005, the Board acted to not implement a wind ordinance.  The Board would like the Assessor to discuss this issue with them at the January 22 workshop and 23 regular meeting.

Chairman Dunkel contacted Tonya Liebold, FEMA representative, and is waiting to hear back from her regarding no elevations on the flood maps.  FEMA will be conducting a meeting on January 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the 3rd floor Courtroom.  FEMA provided a sample notice regarding interested parties for flood insurance purposes.  The Auditor will see if the Press will publish FEMA’s notice at no cost. 

Virginia Ruzicka, Stacy Tynan, Jannis Larson and Elaine Ott, representing Floyd County Libraries, presented information on local library services, technology changes, and funding requirements.  The Librarians are requesting a 5% increase in subsidy from the County.

The St Charles Township Trustees and the Board discussed the Sunnyside Cemetery situation.  Discussion included funding requirements, ownership, and taxing the City of Charles City and surrounding townships.  Dennis Sanvig, Trustee, presented a rough draft of revenue and expenses to keep the cemetery operating above the Township’s minimum requirements of ground maintenance.  Chairman Dunkel suggested that the Trustees have a meeting regarding voting on taking over ownership of the cemetery pending they can acquire it with clean title and then contact Dennis Britson, Iowa Securities and Regulated Industries Bureau, regarding the process to take ownership with clean title.  Britson may be able to address issues regarding levying other governing authorities.  With not knowing if ownership with a clean title can occur, the township will not likely be able to levy for more than $.0675/1000.  In addition to getting money from Floyd County, it was suggested that the Township request funding from the City of Charles City until levying issues can be addressed.

The Board discussed Emergency Management Services charged to the cities in Floyd County at $.25/resident based on the 2000 Census.  Chairman Dunkel thought the decision to no longer charge the cities came about in 2001-2002.  The Emergency Management Director and Auditor find no minutes supporting the discontinuance of this charge to the cities.  Charges have been billed and paid by the cities through FY06.  Charges will continue as in the past.    

The Board reviewed the claim for flu shots with Pat Zwanziger, PH/HHC Director.  The County has paid for the vaccination only in the past.  Zwanziger reminded the Board that the County did not pay for the vaccination or administration of the shots last year.  This recent bill will be considered for payment for the vaccine for this year and last year and the County will be billed for vaccine only in the future. 

The Board and Treasurer discussed property deeded to Floyd County and how to handle a renter, insurance and disposition of property.  The Board will take action on this at the next regular meeting. 

The Board reviewed a Township clerk’s claim for hours worked in 2006.  With the hourly rate not going into affect until July 1, the Board would like the Auditor to get specific dates for hours worked between July 1 and December 31 from the clerk and present the information for action at the meeting on January 23.  

The Board noted letters from Jesse Marzen, County Attorney, regarding termination of employment for Kim Birch, Alicia Liddle, and Jewel Flood.  Marzen requested that the Board set a special meeting on January 16 to address employment appointments.  The Board will meet at 8 a.m. on January 16. 

The Board reviewed sample resolutions for appointments to offices.  This is an action item for tomorrow’s meeting. 

The Board noted the receipt of minutes from the Compensation Board regarding their proposal for elected official’s salaries for FY08.  The Board will take action on the proposed salaries at a later date.

The Board noted the fees collected from October through December from the Recorder, Sheriff and Auditor.

The Board and Auditor discussed insurance on the Second Street property.  Our Auditors believe the City is responsible for all insurance.  In a lease or rental agreement, both parties would be liable for their properties but in a lease-purchase situation, the City assumes ownership.  The Auditor has been in contact with the City Clerk who was going to discuss this with the City Attorney and get back with her.  The Board and Auditor also discussed the possibility that the City may be required to have a hearing, similar to hearings required when bonding, before they can enter into the agreement with the County. 

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


ATTEST:  _________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                            Warren K. Dunkel, Chairman

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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