Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

May 14, 2007, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for a workshop meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 14, 2007 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Dunkel, Supv. Enabnit, and Supv. Staudt.

Art White and Dan Squier spoke on behalf of the Veterans Memorial Committee.  The Board’s concerns of the memorial include:  ADA compliance with the revised layout, maintenance/cleaning, flow of snow melt/ice on the walkway and liability concerns related to injuries if not properly cared for, and building permits.  White will check with another area memorial to see how they address snow removal and check into building permit requirements.  The Committee will ensure that the design meets ADA requirements.  Floyd County will address maintenance as far as snow removal.  The Committee will be responsible for maintenance as far as cleaning memorials and plantings in the memorial area.  Dennis White, original designer of the memorial layout, expressed concerns about not having a new design showing dimensions of the revised layout of the memorial to ensure all issues are addressed. 

The Board is looking into keeping the tree to the north on the front lawn that was originally tagged for coming down and considering taking down the oak tree near the Sheriff’s parking lot.  The Auditor is waiting to hear back from Rock Creek Tree Service regarding adjusting the bid for not taking the second tree on the front lawn to possibly taking down the oak tree instead.  Supv Dunkel will contact the forester on the status of the oak tree.

Bridget Moe, Emergency Management Director, Mike Wendel, Charles City Police Chief, Rick Lynch, County Sheriff, and the Board discussed personnel changes and responsibilities to the Communications Center due to an upcoming retirement.   Moe’s responsibilities for Emergency Management and E911 were addressed as well as the retiring person’s responsibilities for the PD, E911 and Communications Center.  There was discussion regarding contracting an outside service to do some of the E911 data maintenance.  On behalf of the County, the Supervisors will address at the May 22 Supervisor’s meeting the direction they would like to see for Emergency Management, E911 and the Communications Center in regard to personnel responsibilities.  The E911 Commission and the Emergency Management Commission may need to have a joint meeting to discuss this issue.  Wendel planned to present how he felt the position should be filled at the next E911 meeting in August.  Lynch thinks we need to get the ball rolling before August due to the infrequency of meetings for both Commissions. 

Future agenda items:  Vehicle, boat and trailer parking on grass area near the City boat dock/possible use of tourism money for a parking lot project on S. Jackson St.

A motion was made by Supervisor Staudt and seconded by Supervisor Dunkel to adjourn.  Motion carried 2-0.


ATTEST:  _________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                            Warren K. Dunkel, Chair

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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