Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

June 25, 2007, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for a workshop meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 25, 2007 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Dunkel, Supv. Enabnit and Supv. Staudt.

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to amend the agenda to include discussion regarding an air conditioner for room with a server at DHS building.  Motion carried 2-0.  Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 2-0.

Bob Lincoln, CPC Case Management Director, discussed having difficulties keeping the room with his server cooled sufficiently and learned of a non-window air conditioner he is interested in that would aid in bringing the temperature in the room down another 5-10 degrees.  The Board suggested Lincoln also look into a booster fan to place in the duct work, another hole in the duct work in the ceiling of the room or adding another zone with a thermostat in the room.

Supv Staudt returned from the FMC Governance Board meeting.

Doug Schroeder, Conservation Director, submitted a revised revenue list for the Board’s consideration to transfer from General Fund to the Conservation Capital Projects Fund.  Schroeder commented that the Conservation Board is looking into purchasing property to be used for a canoe access and electricity for the Colwell Conservation Park.  The Capital Projects Fund currently has approximately $55,000.  The Board will act on the issue of transferring money at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

The Board noted the hiring of Maria Staudt, summer intern for the Conservation Dept and hired by the Conservation Board at $8.50/hr effective May 14, 2007.  A Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area grant will reimburse $2,040 of Staudt’s wages and the remaining will be funded by the Conservation Board. 

Guy Carpenter, St. Charles Township Clerk, requested a $10,000 contribution, not a loan, from the Board to go toward the Sunnyside Memorial Gardens expenses.  The Board has $40,000 in the FY08 budget that was left in the budget in case the Township taxes from the City of Charles City and St. Charles Township are insufficient to cover the cemetery expenses.  The Auditor commented that a representative from the State and a representative from Gardiner-Thomsen informed her that the township can borrow money from their fire fund and timely pay it back as they receive tax revenues throughout the year.   This issue will be placed on Board’s agenda for their first meeting in July. 

Dave Bahe, Charles City Fireman, informed the Board that the Fire Dept applied and received a new fire safety house from the Iowa Fire Fighters Association.  Bahe suggested that the Waukon Fire Dept may be interested in the old fire safety house or that Bridget Moe, Emergency Management Director, has offered to send an e-mail notice to all EMA contacts across state to sell it.  The County purchased the old fire safety house over a year ago and pays the insurance on it while the fire department maintains it.  Additions to the old trailer include covers, a new trailer hitch with leveling bars, wheel bearings and labor to pack the bearings, all which have been donated.  The fire department would like to buy a hose testing machine that could be used throughout the County and have asked the Board’s consideration to allow the funds from the sale of the fire safety house to go toward that equipment.  The Board will take action on this at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

Tim Fox, Area Development Corp, reviewed the invoice submitted by Gary Veeder, Allied Construction Company, pertaining to the Allied 5th Addition project where Floyd County agreed to provide assistance up to 40% ($85,600) of estimated street and storm sewer costs totaling $214,000 from the Floyd County Infrastructure Fund.  The project came in $7,475.32 under budget reducing the county’s share to $82,609.87.  A claim for this is pending approval at Tuesday’s Board meeting.    

The Board received of a letter from the Iowa Dept of Corrections regarding the May 31, 2007 jail inspection.  Upon completion of corrective actions, the jail will be in compliance with Chapter 201-50 of the Iowa Administrative Code. 

Future agenda items:  1) Discuss putting a stop sign at Timber and 240th with County Engineer, 2) Reissuing a check that was cancelled in 2004.

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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