Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

June 12, 2007, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Dunkel and Supv. Staudt; Absent: Supv. Enabnit

Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 2-0. 

Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the May 21, 22, and June 4 minutes.  Motion carried 2-0.

Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the following claims:  County 3981-4196, Secondary Roads 19111-19156, MH-DD 57171-57195.  Motion carried 2-0.

Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve Resolution #21-07 Electronic Check Payments Through the Iowa Tax and Tags Portal.  Motion carried 2-0.

Supv Dunkel reported that he and Pat McDonnell, Board of Health Chairperson, discussed that Pat Zwanziger, PH/HHC Director, did not present the FY08 PH/HHC budget to the Board of Health but did seek the BOH approval on May 14, 2007 for wage increases for six PH/HHC employees after the Supervisors denied wage increases earlier this year because Zwanziger did not provide evidence of increased responsibilities for these staff members, show sufficient wage comparisons and do so in time for the March budget deadline.  The BOH did not approve wage increases for the remaining PH/HHC employees effective July 1 so no increases other than the six employees will be given increases unless the BOH meets to approve them.  Zwanziger will need to provide information on what budgeted line item expenditures/services will decrease to cover any BOH approved wage increases for the already approved budget.  Per the Board of Health, those who will get a wage increase retroactive to June 1 are Mary Augustin - $13.01-$14.45 (11%), Janice Brahn – $10.82-$11.47 (6%), Lori Cajthaml - $13.32-$14.12 (6%), Kim Schrage - $12.70-$13.46, Cathy Shatek - $12.72-$13.48 (6%), and Bonnie Sneed - $12.10-$12.83 (6%).   These six people were also approved for a 3% cost of living increase effective July 1, 2007.  Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the wage increase for the six PH/HHC employees per the Board of Health’s recommendation effective June 1, 2007 and Zwanziger needs to get approval from the BOH for the 3% increase for all other employees for FY08 and show how she intends to fit this in the already approved budget.  Motion carried 2-0.

The Board discussed how much money to transfer from the County’s General Supplemental and Rural Services Funds to the Emergency Management Fund.  Cal Shultz questioned if this transfer had anything to do with the Search and Rescue MERV money and would like to know the status of MERV funds.  Shultz was informed to visit with the Emergency Management Coordinator as S&R funds are not in a County fund.  The Auditor suggested that these funds be put in a County special revenue fund for accountability and auditing purposes.  Staudt/Dunkel moved to transfer $25,000, 75% from General Supplemental and 25% from Rural Services, to the Emergency Management Fund.  Motion carried 2-0.   

Janssen Waterproofing and Schoonover Tuckpointing submitted bids for the west exterior wall masonry repair project and the east entrance project.  For the west wall, Janssen’s bid came in at $70,506 and Schoonover came in at $51,900.  The Schoonover bid is incomplete with no cost for brick and shows the brick replacement coming down eight foot where the Janssen bid shows the cost of repairing/replacing brick to the 3rd floor lintels.  For the east entrance project, Janssen’s bid came in at $10,362 and Schoonover came in at $10,875.  Staudt/Dunkel moved to accept the bids for the east wall and front entrance from Janssen Waterproofing, Inc, Van Horne, IA.  Motion carried 2-0.

Staudt/Dunkel moved to rescind the motion made on May 22 to vacate the Rudd station rental agreement with Dana Larson due to only one having one spike in the monitoring samples and that the County will monitor the petroleum level and take action accordingly if there are continuous spikes.  Motion carried 2-0. 

Supv Dunkel reported that VeraSun will be giving all truck drivers when they weigh at the plant a notice requesting drivers to use the clover leaf to and from the plant instead of the Floyd intersection for safety reasons and to not use gravel roads as a good neighbor measure to eliminate dust problems.  Supv Staudt reported that the Rudd Elevator has told their drivers to use the clover leaf.   

The Auditor reported that the State’s travel/meal reimbursement policy allows employees to be reimbursed up to 15% of tips for meals as long as the 15% does not exceed their daily/meal allotment.  Dunkel/Staudt moved to allow County employees a reimbursement for restaurant service tips up to 15% when traveling on County business and employees will not be reimbursed if they do not provide itemized receipts for his/her meals and tips.  Motion carried 2-0. 

Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the Licensed Code Support Agreement and Consulting & Services Agreement between Solutions and Floyd County.  Motion carried 2-0.

Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve Resolution #22-07 Appropriation Changes.  Motion carried 2-0.

Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve Resolution #23-07 Voting System Paper Record.  Motion carried 2-0. 

Doug Franke presented Secondary Roads foreman’s minutes.  Supv Staudt suggested that the Engineer’s office contact the state about putting a stop sign at the medium on the corner of T24 and the Avenue of the Saints.  Supv Dunkel requested the Engineer’s office follow up with the scarifying job on the edge of the road at 2444 Midway Road.  Supv Dunkel also mentioned that the light at the transfer station between the glass dumpster and the recycle compactor does not work and they would like another lower light installed to light the alley way.  The RISE grant for 185th St and Quarry came in lower than the Engineer’s estimate. 

The Board questioned what it would cost to purchase and share pavement marking equipment with one or two other counties.  Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the contract for pavement marking project with Kam Line Highway Markings of Gilbert, IA for $87,968.30 at the recommendation of the Engineer’s office.  Motion carried 2-0. 

Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the Right-of-Way contract for Project No. L-FY07-Tj--73-34 to allow the Engineer to purchase ROW and temporary easements for the viaduct project on James and Tami Molitor’s property costing $1,169.57.    Motion carried 2-0. 

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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