The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:Supv. Enabnit, Chair Pro-Tem, and Supv. Staudt; Absent: Chairman Dunkel.
Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the agenda as presented.Motion carried 2-0.
Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the February 26, 27, and March 5 minutes.Motion carried 2-0.
Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the following claims:County 2853-3022, Secondary Roads 18903-18947, MH-DD57031-57043.Motion carried 2-0.
Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve Resolution #13-07 Assessor Tort Liability Fund.Motion carried 2-0.
Enabnit/Staudt moved to appoint Doug Schroeder as 2007 Weed Commissioner.Motion carried 2-0.
Dusten Rolando, CountyEngineer, provided quotes for an excavator from Caterpillar and John Deere; Komatsu did not submit a bid.Caterpillar came in at $170,200 and John Deere came in at $146,706.There is no trade in as Rolando will take the old John Deere to the DOT sale.Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the purchase of the John Deere excavator at the recommendation of the CountyEngineer.Motion carried 2-0.
Rolando distributed the Secondary Roads foremanís minutes.One of the new John Deere transmissions went out.The ice is off of the roads now and many roads are sloppy.The engineerís office is logging calls for gravel but Rolando is not putting any on yet and will likely wait until the roads have an opportunity to dry.Rolando said they spent approximately $39,000 in fuel, oil, and equipment supplies and repairs in the last two weeks due to snow removal.Rolando discussed possible retirements in his department.The paving of the highway to Rockford (B45) is scheduled for the summer of 2008.This was originally scheduled as an $800,000 project and upped to a $900,000 in which Rolando will get $625,000 as STP money with the balance paid from farm to market money.The Colwell blacktop (B28) is scheduled for the summer of 2009.The cost will be approximately $400,000 and we will get approximately $325,000 in federal money.The B57 project has been pushed back to 2012 or later.Rolando will place one more bridge for construction in the bridge plan for 2012.Tom Kennison expressed concern about the need for the T38 bridge being done as he thinks the bridge is fine and about the 300th St bridge being scheduled prior to the 110th St bridge. Neighbors Jung and Nolte also expressed concern about 110th St being closed until 2009.Rolando just received the feasibility study for the 110th St bridge and hasnít had time to review it yet.Kennison would like to review the study.Rolando discussed a merit raise for an employee in his office.
The hearing for the FY08 County budget opened at Six people attended the hearing.The Auditor reported there were no written or oral comments to the budget received prior to the hearing.Andy Melrose expressed concern of the cost of health insurance and supervisor wages.The hearing was closed at Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the FY08 County budget including the Compensation Boardís recommendation for elected officialís salaries.Motion carried 2-0.
A motion was made by Supervisor Enabnit and seconded by Supervisor Staudt to adjourn.Motion carried 2-0.