Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

May 22, 2007, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 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 approval of the Iowa Department of Public Health grant application and review/action regarding the removal of trees.  Motion carried 3-0.  Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the May 7, 14, and 15 minutes.  Motion carried 3-0.

Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the following claims:  County 3813-3980, Secondary Roads 19090-19110, MH-DD 57139-57170.  Motion carried 3-0.

Pat Zwanziger, PH/HHC Director, updated the Board on the PH/HHC budget.  Expenditures are below budget at 76.72%; revenues are above budget at $726,000. 

Enabnit/Staudt moved to allow the chairman to sign the PH/HHC Quarterly Chart Audit.  Motion carried 3-0.

Zwanziger would like to purchase a Lactina Select Medela breast pump and 10 kits at a cost of $1,011.45.  Zwanziger would like to offer the pump and kits as a community service to mothers.  Mothers would purchase breast pump kits and the PH/HHC department would loan the equipment to mothers to take to their home.  Zwanziger said FMC Empowerment will reimburse PH/HHC for the pump and kits.  Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the purchase of the breast pump and kits.  Motion carried 3-0.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to have the chair sign the Local Public Health Services grant with the Iowa Department of Public Health.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Staudt/Enabnit moved to cut a warrant for John Pearson for $1,000 for cleanup of the Rockford residential property.  Motion carried 3-0.

Sisson & Associates, Melrose Insurance Center and People’s Insurance followed up with confirmation yesterday from EMC Insurance Companies that they will cover the nurses and county attorney with the pricing on the linebacker remaining the same.  Jason Whitinger, People’s Insurance, e-mailed a list of municipalities insured with Continental Western Group and Continental’s “A” excellent rating.  Mark Melrose, Melrose Insurance Center, expressed concerns regarding Continental Western Group’s coverage and forms and suggested the Board review their forms before accepting their low bid.  Supv Dunkel commented that the City of Adel is the largest city that Continental insures.  Staudt/Enabnit moved to accept the bid from EMC Insurance Companies for $193,446, effective July 1, 2007.  Motion carried 3-0.  Staudt/Enabnit moved to go with Melrose Insurance Center represented by Mark Melrose as agent for EMC Insurance Companies.  Motion carried 3-0.  The Auditor will notify Sisson & Associates and People’s Insurance of the Board’s motion.

The hearing for the FY07 Budget amendment opened at 10:10 a.m.  There were no written or oral objectives.  The Auditor reviewed some of the changes in revenues and expenditures, explaining that although there are more expenditures, even more revenues have been added reflecting a lesser deficit than in the original FY07 budget.  The primary expenditure increases are coming from the following departments:  Sheriff, Public Defender, Juvenile Probation, and Mental Health.  Primary revenue increases are coming from Mental Health and Public Health state funding/grants, Engineer receiving money from VeraSun for the road project, and interest on investments.  The hearing closed at 10:15 a.m.  Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the FY07 budget amendment.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the Floyd County Fair Board license application for a Class B liquor license.  Motion carried 3-0.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the Fireworks Permit for Stephen Johnston. Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the Renewal and Amendment to the Contract for Children At Home.  Motion carried 3-0.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the Underground Construction Application for Omnitel to bury fiber optic cable starting on 215th St. east to main St. south to 220th St. west to Rampart Ave. south to county line.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the Right of Way Contract for Project No. L-FY07-TJ--73-34 with Bruncheon’s for .007 acres for $564.66 plus an easement.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, requested the chairman’s signature for final payment to the road to the ethanol plant and for the closing out of the final paperwork for the same project.  Per the Supervisor’s request, Rolando will get the total cost of the project with a breakdown of money paid through the RISE grant, VeraSun and the County.  Supv Dunkel said he received a call that there is a lot of semi traffic on Packard and Ocean.  Rolando said he talked to Jerry Reis, VeraSun rep, who said they couldn’t make truckers drive on certain roads.  Rolando suggested that the neighbors to VeraSun complain directly to VeraSun and request they put dust control on the roads. 

Secondary Road Foreman’s minutes were reviewed.  Rolando discussed projects crews are working on.  Rolando shared a letter from Murphy Tractor regarding the problems with an excavator and motor grater.  Rolando contacted Deere and they documented the problem.  Everything is suppose to be working properly now.  Rolando has received about 50 applications for the vacated Operator 4 position. 

Rolando updated the Board on the conference call regarding the Rudd station.  There was an increase in petroleum on sample tests.  One corrective action option discussed was to replace approximately 500 ft of waterlines in the plum area costing $50-75,000.  Funding would come from the Underwater Storage fund.  Other clean up options cost in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.  The DNR made suggestions to eliminate problems until clean up is done.  Tetra Tech will be writing up proposal to get clean up started.  Monitoring and testing continues.  Staudt/Enabnit moved to terminate, effective July 1, 2007, the agreement with Dana Larson who is renting the filling station in Rudd due to the increase in petroleum and until the site is cleaned up.  Motion carried 3-0.

Supv Dunkel stated that Gary Beyer, forester, reported that the Burr Oak tree next to the Sheriff’s parking lot is in great shape.  Sheriff Lynch reported that he has had some damage to vehicles from droppings from the oak tree.  Rock Creek Tree Service has not returned calls in regard to the Silver Maple tree or the Burr Oak tree.  Enabnit/Staudt moved to rescind the motion made on March 27 to remove the Silver Maple tree from the front lawn of the courthouse.  Motion carried 3-0.

Sheriff Lynch and the Board discussed the Supervisor’s position on administration and responsibilities of Emergency Management/Communications Center/E911.  Discussion included the supervision/authority over dispatch; Bridget Moe, EM Coordinator, having more policy input over the Communications Center; and management reporting/accountability between Moe, the Police Chief, E911 Board, Communications Board and City Administrator.  Although the E911 Board would need to approve the services of Ramsey Communications to update/maintain the E911 database, the Supervisors believe their services should be procured.  The Board discussed the responsibilities and wages of City and County employees who are paid out of the E911 budget.  Sheriff Lynch stated that Karen at the Police Dept also oversees the Slueth database that communicates between the PD and Sheriff’s Dept.  Staudt/Enabnit moved that the Supervisors write a position letter and take it to the Emergency Management Board who would then decide what recommendation to take to the E911 Board and Communications Board.  Motion carried 3-0.  Supv Dunkel will contact Moe and work with her on composing the letter.

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, Chair

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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