Meeting Minutes
11/13/2007

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

November 13, 2007, 9:00 AM

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 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. 

Staudt/Enabnit moved to correct the parcel numbers to read 141610200200 and 141610200300 in regard to the abatement of taxes for the City of Marble Rock on the October 23, 2007 minutes.  Motion carried 3-0.  Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the October 22, 29, and November 5, 2007 minutes as presented and the October 23 minutes as amended.  Motion carried 3-0.

The Board discussed two of the Engineering Departmentís claims for employee meal reimbursements for day trips where the claims were not submitted as taxable reimbursements to the employees per the employee handbook and IRS rules.  The Board agreed to let the claims go through and review the policy at a later date.  Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the following claims:  County 1383-1626, Secondary Roads 10295-10358, MH-DD 57449-57473.  Motion carried 3-0.

Tim Fox, Area Development Corporation Executive Director, presented the Board with replacement contracts for Enterprise Zone Contracts 2002-EZ-20 and 2003-EZ-04 between Floyd County, Iowa Dept of Economic Development and Winnebago Industries.  Fox stated that the IDED did not distribute these contracts for signatures in 2002 and 2003 so none of the entities received a copy of the contract.  The letter from the IDED reads that all four of Winnebago Industries projects are up to date and compliant with all current agreements.  Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the Enterprise Zone Contracts 2002-EZ-20 and 2003-EZ-04 between Floyd County, Iowa Dept of Economic Development and Winnebago Industries.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Staudt moved to appoint Jim Moon to the Floyd County Memorial Hospital Commission to fill the unexpired term ending December 31, 2009 previously held by Betty Held who resigned effective November 1, 2007.  Motion carried 3-0.  Staudt/Enabnit moved to appoint Joe Nettleton to fill the Floyd County Memorial Hospital Commission term starting January 1, 2008 replacing Larry Richardís term ending December 31, 2007.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Staudt/Enabnit moved to have the CPC/Case Management office take over General Assistance responsibilities effective January 1, 2008.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the DNR Iowa Energy Bank Memorandum of Understanding between the IDNR and Floyd County Board of Supervisors to enroll the County in the Iowa Energy Bank Program at an estimated cost of $780.56.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve Resolution #32-07 Electronic Check Payments Through Iowa Tax and Tags Portal to reduce the online service delivery fee for e-check payments by an additional thirty cents, a total reduction of fifty cents effective December 1, 2007.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve a letter to the Iowa Department of Economic Development in support of the Charles City Housing Grant.  Motion carried 3-0.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to authorize the chairman to sign the Certification of Cost Allocation Plan.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the Floyd County Policy for Use of Courthouse Grounds and the Application for use of Floyd County Courthouse Grounds.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Fam Farm Tax Cr

Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the cancellations and new applications for Family Farm Tax Credits for 2007 as recommended by the Assessor.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the same nine holidays for non-union County employees as the stateís 2008 holiday schedule.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Staudt moved to waive the $500 charge for GIS shape files for an Iowa State University undergraduate research assistant for a project in which they are studying how the locations of ethanol plants are determined.  Motion carried 3-0.

The Board noted the fees collected from the Clerk of Court for the month of October. 

The Board discussed the issues to bring to the attention of the Compensation Board which meets at 3 p.m. today.  Cost of living increase is 2.8%.  Three percent will likely be used for budgeting purposes for non-union employees and employees not tied to elected officials wages.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to accept resignations from Joe Rochford effective December 3, 2007 and Alan Buttjer effective January 11, 2008, both Secondary Road employees.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, returned the assessments reports for properties owned by Floyd County.  Supv Dunkel will review responses from Rolando and Doug Schroeder, Conservation Director and get back to the Board on properties with potential to dispose of where there is no purpose for the County to have ownership.  Rolando reported that T38 will be finished by the end of the month.  Work is in progress on the March Ave bridge.  Plans have been signed for the 300th St bridge.  The final plans for the Rockford paying project have also been signed.  Rolando is getting quotes on new trucks.  Concerns about ditch cleaning were brought up.  Rolando reminded the Board that Secondary Roads does not do ditch cleaning unless it is impeding the road.  Farmers can get permits to clean ditches and follow the SR rules; most farmers want the dirt from the ditches. 

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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