Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

August 27, 2007, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for a workshop meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August, 27, 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 approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 3-0.

The Board will review claims individually after the meeting.

The Board reviewed and discussed the letter from Sheriff Rick Lynch regarding a federal grant to obtain an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) worth $60,000.  The equipment is available at no charge but cost $100 per month plus an annual maintenance fee of $6,000 per year to have the machine.  Lynch asked if the Board would be willing to absorb the costs.  This will be addressed at tomorrow’s regular Board meeting.

Jeff Sherman, Zoning Director, provided a coy of an e-mail from Shanna Michael, FEMA Regional Office in Kansas City, regarding a survey on whether or not County Boards would be willing to adopt a digital proof (PDF) copy of their floodplain maps or would need the final copy from the Government Printing Office.  The digital map will be available to put on our GIS as much as four months prior to getting a hard copy.  The Board believes getting the digital version sooner would be beneficial for situations where flood insurance on mortgaged properties may no longer be necessary.  Sherman will have the Zoning Board approve the map before the Supervisors do their final approval. 

The Board noted the fees collected in July from the Clerk of Court’s office for Sheriff Fees, Sheriff Surcharge, County Attorney Overages, Juvenile Attorney Fees, Surcharge, County Attorney Collections, County infractions/misc. totaling $1,273.17.

The Board noted the Iowa Code 425.15 Disabled Veteran Tax Credit allowing a homestead credit for the entire amount of amount of tax levied on the homestead of Floyd County disabled veteran who acquired the homestead under United States Code 2101.   In November 2005, the Board moved to allow this credit to apply to future years without Board approval each year as long as the veteran or his survivors qualify for the credit in this homestead.  The Board noted the state will fun 73% of the value of the Homestead Tax Credit and the County will fund the balance.  The Auditor will notify the Treasurer accordingly. 

A motion was made by Supervisor Enabnit and seconded by Supervisor Staudt 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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