The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for a workshop meeting at on Monday, September 24, 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.
The Board will review claims individually after the meeting.
The Board received notice from Jesse Marzen, CountyAttorney, regarding his position on disbanding the LEAD 28E agreement and the process to do so.Sheriff Rick Lynch and Marzen were present at the meeting and recommend the Board terminate the 28Lead agreement.
Lynch and Marzen discussed law enforcement in the towns of Colwell, Floyd, Rudd, and Marble Rock.Lynch said the traffic in the County has increased over the years as well as processes.Marzen is concerned that if there is not enough coverage of deputies in the rural areas there could be potential liabilities and delays to respond to those calls if deputies are responding to city calls.Marzen advised the Board to not enter into any contract with a city without the Sheriff being able to increase the number of deputies by a minimum of two plus fill the current vacancy.JR Ackley, Mayor of Marble Rock, stated that he recognizes they are getting a bargain for law enforcement and that the Sheriff’s Dept has been very professional and timely in handling situations in the City of Marble Rock.Ackley said the city does not have the means to pay for an officer and that consideration be made to keep the cost reasonable to contract FloydCounty to provide this service.There is a current charge of $2/capita for law enforcement services being paid by these cities but the agreement for this service expired a few years ago.A per hour or per service fee would not be easy to put in a budget, like the current per capita rate.The City of Rockford has a 28E agreement with FloydCounty to provide law enforcement for $50,000 per year.The City of Nora Springs employs their own law enforcement.
The Board reviewed the proposed Road Preservation Act/Ordinance that MitchellCounty is considering enforcing.The purpose of the ordinance is to protect the county’s granular surface secondary roads during spring months from vehicles weighing in excess of 10,000 pounds.Violators will be subject to civil penalty equal to the cost of repairing damages caused by violators of this act.Randy Heitz expressed questioned the need for this type of ordinance and concerns about enforcing it.
Gloria Carr, CountyAuditor, informed the Board of additional Help Americans Vote Act federal funds that the state received for purposes of ensuring polling places are ADA compliant.Carr would like to use this grant money to upgrade the north door of the courthouse building.Details of the application process are not available yet.
The Board noted the receipt of the Floyd County Assessor 2007 Annual Report.
A motion was made by Supervisor Staudt and seconded by Supervisor Enabnit to adjourn.Motion carried 3-0.