Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

March 27, 2007, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Dunkel, Supv. Enabnit, and Supv. Staudt.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to amend the agenda to include review/action regarding a housing tax rebate for property in Maple Heights and review/action regarding the Iowa Department of Public Health Application for FY08 Local Public Health Services Contract.  Motion carried 3-0.  Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the March 12 and 13 meeting minutes.  Motion carried 3-0.

Bob Lincoln, CPC/Case Management Director, updated the Board on the status of bill for services at Oakdale.  If the outstanding bill is not paid, Lincoln expects the state to withhold the balance due from his state funding and recommends we pay the bill.  Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve payment of $173,505.29 to the state for Oakdale services.  Motion carried 2-1. 

Lincoln explained how MH/DD fund 10 captures the indirect cost for the targeted case management program.  A few years ago, ISAC stated that this money can be transferred back to the original fund where the expenses were incurred.  Lincoln calculated $105,341 for General Fund expenses for FY1997 to FY2006 that were never paid back to the General Fund.  Enabnit/Staudt moved to transfer $105,341 from MH/DD Fund to the General Fund.  Motion carried 3.0

Lincoln explained that due to the new Medicaid audit process, Raina Kellogg has additional responsibilities.  He has reduced Kellogg’s case load to below 20 so she can make sure departmental records are clean and that as new rules come on board we are up to snuff.  Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the promotion of Raina Kellogg to Lead Case Manager & Quality Assurance Coordinator and to increase Kellogg’s salary by 5% from $36,200 to $38,010 effective April 1.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve a 3% wage increase from $31,827 to $32,781 effective April 1 for Queen Jensen for additional caseload responsibilities.  Motion carried 3-0.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve revisions to the Targeted Case Management Policy and Procedures at the recommendation of Bob Lincoln.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Lincoln reviewed the Targeted Case Management Strategic Action Plan and Survey Results. 

Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the following claims:  County 3023-3185, Secondary Roads 18949-18972, MH-DD 57044-57076.  Motion carried 3-0.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the Amendment for Enterprise Zone #04-EZ-013 for CDI, LLC.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Staudt moved to accept the bid from Rock Creek Tree Service for $1,780 to remove the Elm and Silver Maple trees from the front lawn of the courthouse.  Motion carried 3-0.  The Auditor will make arrangements to have the trees removed.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the applications for “Slough Bill” property tax exemptions for 3,028.07 agriculture acres, 43.9 commercial acres and 106.95 residential acres, totaling $1,855,740.  Motion carried 2-1.

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve Res #14-07 St Charles-Charles City Cemetery Fund.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the liquor license for Freeze Frame Bowl.  Motion carried 3-0.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the Application for FY08 Local Public Health Services Contract for the Iowa Department of Public Health.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve Res #15-07 encouraging legislature to consider funding alternatives to increase revenue to the Road Use Tax Fund.  Motion carried 3-0.

Chairman Dunkel opened the hearing for the disposition of Lots 6 and 7 and the W¼ of Lot 8, Block 1, Subdivision of Lot 1, Irregular Survey of the NENE¼ of Sec 15, Twp 95, Rge 18, otherwise known as 808 1st Ave, Rockford, Iowa at 10 a.m.  Six people attended the hearing.  Prior to the hearing, the County received a letter from Bill Frye on behalf of James Byrnes with a bid to purchase the property for $10,000.  John Pearson requested the opportunity to bid on the property.  James Byrnes would like the opportunity to increase his bid.  With no other discussion, the hearing closed at 10:04 a.m.  Staudt/Enabnit moved to immediately go to public auction to dispose of the property.  Motion carried 3-0.  Supv Dunkel conducted a public auction during the meeting with Byrnes and Pearson bidding and Pearson getting the bid at $20,100.  Enabnit/Staudt made a motion to resolve the selling of the 808 1st Ave, Rockford property for $20,100 to John Pearson with the County paying the cost of bringing the abstract up to date, preparing the deed, and paying delinquent taxes on the property from the proceeds of the sale of the property.  Motion carried 3-0.  The County Attorney will be directed to send notification to Byrnes to have himself and his possessions removed from the property by May 1.  The County will make arrangements with the Pearson’s to make sure any property/possession left behind are cleared out at the County’s expense.

Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, received one bid from Allied for crushed stone.  Allied’s bid came in for 82,296 tons of limestone surfacing at $7.71/ton, totaling $634,502.16.  Staudt/Enabnit moved to accept Allied’s bid at the recommendation of the County Engineer.  Motion carried 3-0.

Staudt/Enabnit approved the Iowa Department of Transportation Secondary Road Budget for FY08 and the 2008 Secondary Road 5-year Construction Program.  Motion carried 3-0.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the Application for Approval of Underground Construction on Floyd County ROW from Qwest Communications.  Motion carried 3-0.

Rolando updated the Board on issues with the viaduct project.  Rolando received letters of concern regarding the 110th Street bridge.  Rolando had meetings with FEMA last week regarding recovering costs from the storm.  He is working on getting costs subsidized for eligible expenses like sand, salt, time, etc.  Snow plowing is not eligible.  The Secondary Roads crews have been blading roads.  Rolando would like to cancel the Chickasaw and Floyd County cell phone service but have the counties buy a good phone that he can use as his personal and work phone.  This would save the counties the monthly cell phone charges and eliminate one phone for him to carry.  Supv Staudt received a call from Tom Brownlow, Charles City City Administrator regarding mowing and snow removal services for Sunnyside Cemetery.  The Secondary Roads Dept will not provide these services to the cemetery but would provide some services such as grading for a fee.  Supv Staudt will return a call to Brownlow about services the County will provide.

Yesterday, Steve Halligan filed an Owner’s Incentive Program Application for Eligibility for the Tax Rebate and Grant Program for the Purchase of Residential Property.  In November 2005, Halligan purchased a spec home built by Hilgendorf Builders Inc in 2003-2005.  The Board discontinued the rebate program in June 2005.  Staudt/Enabnit moved to disapprove the application from Steve Halligan for the tax rebate and grant program because the property was purchased after the end of the program.  Motion carried 3-0. 

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


ATTEST:  _________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                            Warren K. Dunkel, Chair

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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