Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

December 11, 2007, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 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. 

Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the November 26, 27 and December 3 minutes.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the following claims:  County #1813-1978, Secondary Roads #10368-10402, MH-DD #57517-57542.  Motion carried 3-0.

Tim Fox, Area Development Executive Director, presented information regarding moving 72.65 acres in Enterprise Zone EZ-4 directly north of the current location.  Fox stated that the Iowa Department of Economic Development has a more relaxed stance in that any enterprise zone area can be moved anywhere as long as it has no active project.  Moving the enterprise zone accommodates a proposed project by VeraSun Eenrgy and does not deny any other prospective user the benefits inherent with the Enterprise Zone program.  Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve Resolution #33-07, a resolution approving petition by Floyd County to the Iowa Department of Economic Development requesting relocation of Floyd County, Floyd EZ-4 situation in unincorporated Floyd County, Iowa to that portion of unincorporated Floyd County, Iowa denoted within the resolution.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the 28E agreement between Floyd County and the Iowa DOT in regard Wetland Mitigation Agreement for Primary Highway Improvements in Floyd County for Project #NHSN-018-6(82)--2R-34, IDOT Agreement #2008-16-015, known as the Stricker Farm Fen Mitigation Site.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the Offer to Buy Real Estate and Acceptance document for the purchase of two portions of property, one in the NWľ of Sec 19, Twp 97N, Range 16 and one in the NEľ of Sec 24, Twp 97N, Range 17W, owned by Clifford C. Seter and to authorize the Conservation Director to sign offer for the purchase which will be used for a canoe landing and recreation area.  Motion carried 3-0.  

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve Resolution #34-07 Construction Evaluation Resolution (Master Matrix) and direct the Auditor to mail the resolution to the IDNR in January.  Motion carried 3-0.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to purchase a computer, monitor and software for $1,235.32 for the Public Health/Home Health Care Department with the cost to be reimbursed through Homeland Security funds.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the Agreement to Provide Professional Consulting Services to Floyd County from Cost Advisory Services, Inc covering FY2008-2010 at a fee of $3,850/year.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the list of 32 members of the Compensation Condemnation Board for 2008.  Motion carried 3-0.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to let the Foster Grandparents Agency set the price for whatever they feel is fair value for the Andres Park prints and all proceeds of the sales are to be kept with the Foster Grandparents Agency instead of Floyd County receiving one half of the proceeds.  Motion carried 3-0. 

The Board has been informed that Duane Forsyth does not intend to serve another 6-year term on the County Board of Review.  A couple of suggestions were discussed and will be presented to the Assessor for the Assessorís Board to make an appointment.  Enabnit/Staudt moved to appoint Bruce Dietrich to a 5-year term to the Board of Health beginning January 1, 2008, appoint Ginger Williams to the Central Iowa Tourism Council starting immediately and appoint Tom Schwab to another 5-year term to the County Zoning Commission beginning January 1, 2008.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Supv Dunkel opened the hearing for the Floodplain Management Ordinance at 10 a.m. Attendees included Larry Tjaden, Lori Stewart, Anne Kabele, Donna Stewart and Jeff Sherman.  The Auditor reported that no written or oral objections to the ordinance were received prior to the meeting.  Larry Tjaden expressed concern about his motherís property on Cedar Crest Lane where past floods did not get close to her basement.  Lori Stewart said ten letters have been presented to Jeff Sherman regarding flood plain areas and she and others have attended FEMAís meetings a year ago requesting consideration of certain properties to be removed from the floodway.  Supv Dunkel explained that the new flood maps are just like the old ones in regard to FEMA not taking any elevation shots but if the Board does not approve this ordinance by the deadline in January, the County would not receive any flood assistance in the future from FEMA.  Sherman and the Auditor discussed forms that can be filed with FEMA to remove portions of properties from the floodway.  The hearing was closed at 10:11.  Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the first reading of the Floodplain Management Ordinance.  Motion carried 3-0.  Enabnit/Staudt moved to have the 2nd reading of the ordinance on December 26 at 9:30 a.m.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Staudt/Enabnit moved to set the date for the next regular meeting for Wednesday, December 26 at 9 a.m. due to Tuesday falling on a County holiday.  Motion carried 3-0.  Enabnit/Staudt moved to set the annual cash count on January 2 at 8 a.m. with the Organizational meeting following the cash count and budget workshops following the organizational meeting and continuing budget workshops on January 3.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Enabnit/Staudt moved to make the sexual harassment training mandatory to all full-time employees and regular part-time employees.  Motion carried 3-0.  Staudt/Enabnit moved to exclude Jeff Sherman from taking the sexual harassment training since he has provided proof of taking a similar training with another employer in August 2007.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, presented the Foremanís minutes and discussed with the Board openings for Secondary Roads positions.  The March Ave bridge will likely be closed for the winter but the T38 bridge is open.  Crews have been working Saturdays and Sundays to clear snow.  Rolando requested that if the Board receives calls about private driveways being plugged during snow removal that the caller be told that the Countyís snow removal policy states that crews do not clean snow from private driveways even if they are plugged by crews when they clean roads.

The Board discussed upcoming meetings and appointments on their individual schedules.

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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