Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

April 2, 2007, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for a special meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2007 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Dunkel, Supv. Enabnit, and Supv. Staudt.

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

Bill Woodman, Dairyland Power Cooperative, spoke to the Board regarding the reconstruction of power lines north of Floyd to meet new requirements.  Woodman requested approval to place anchors on a parcel of County Conservation property in Section 21, T97N, R16W.  Staudt/Enabnit motioned to approve the Right of Way Easement for Rural Electric Line with Dairyland Power Cooperative for county property north of Floyd.  Motion carried 3-0.

Pat Zwanziger, PH/HHC Director, presented quotes for two laptop computers that will be reimbursed from Homeland Security grant funds.  The two tower computers the laptops will be replacing can be used for other county purposes.  Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the two laptop computers for PH/HHC.  Motion carried 3-0.

Zwanziger presented wages from other counties for specific staff in the PH/HHC department.  The supervisors would still like to have Zwanziger provide private sector wages. 

Staudt/Enabnit moved to set a hearing on April 24 at 10 a.m. for Steve Swartzrock’s petition to rezone certain commercial property to residential and certain residential property to commercial.  Motion carried 3-0.

Jesse Marzen, County Attorney, requested that the Board go in to closed session per Iowa Code Sec. 21.5.1c to discuss two issues where litigation is imminent.  Enabnit/Staudt moved to go it closed session regarding potential litigation on two issues.  Roll call vote:  Eyes for Staudt, Enabnit, Dunkel.  Motion carried 3-0.  

Enabnit/Staudt moved to go out of closed session at 10:05 a.m.  Roll call vote:  Eyes for Enabnit, Staudt, Dunkel.  Motion carried 3-0.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to have the County Attorney take info on a client to Bob Lincoln, CPC/Case Management Director and send letter to other person stating the Board is not going to get involved on Sheriff’s issue.  Motion carried 3-0. 

The Board discussed getting county credit cards.  This will be brought up at the department head meeting and acted on at the next regular meeting.

The Board discussed a letter received from Mark Melrose, Melrose Insurance Center, regarding clarification on how the Board would choose an agency if all agencies bidding the County’s general insurance presented the same winning bid from the same company.  Enabnit/Staudt moved to take the low bid if the Board thinks it is the best option and should bids come in the same, at that time the County would then decide to do a rotation with agencies and future awards would be based on service of accounts.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Sandy Hicks presented information to the Board on Barn/Community Quilts.  So far ten barns in Floyd County have been selected for quilts.  Kurt Hoeft is helping write a grant for funds.  Effort to have a “Clothes Line Across America” of quilts throughout the states is being pursued.  Hicks requested a financial donation and possibly use of County equipment to erect quilts throughout the county. 

Linda Baldry, FEMA Intergovernmental Affairs Officer, stopped in to provide information regarding the Public Assistance Grant Program.  Requests for assistance must be received by April 13, 2007.

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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