Meeting Minutes

Board of Supervisors Meeting

June 13, 2005; 9:00 a.m.




The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for a workshop session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 13, 2005 in the Boardroom of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following members in attendance:  Chairman Enabnit, Supv. Staudt, Supv. Dunkel.

Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 3-0.

The Board reviewed claims to be paid on June 14, 2005.

Bill Vorhes attended the meeting to discuss the county farm lease and repairs to tile.  He mentioned that Don Endres from VeraSun was supposed to be getting in contact with him and that he did not have a problem with VeraSun coming on the property to do their testing.  Bill said the tile problems on the farm have delayed him being able to work the ground.  Supervisor Enabnit said the County Engineer will be letting the contract on Friday to bore an 18 inch tile under the tracks.

The Board reviewed correspondence regarding GIS fees.  We currently have seven users paying $420/year, totaling $2,940.  The Auditor will ask Bruce if there is an option to allow users to pay a price per day and send an e-mail out to other Auditors to see what they charge for this service.

The Auditor set up a meeting for Thursday, June 23 at 7 p.m. for the public to attend to discuss reducing the number of precincts from 13 to possibly 8 due to the costs of the new voting equipment.  Invitations will be mailed to township trustees, clerks, and poll workers and notification will be put in the “In Brief” section of the Charles City Press. 

The Board reviewed a letter from Tim Fox, Economic Development Director, regarding the Brownfield project on Main Street in Rockford and discussed the County’s potential involvement in this project.  A $25,000 match is available from the DNR.  Supervisor Dunkel said Doug Schroeder is willing to donate a truck and help on a Saturday if needed. 

The Board reviewed Ordinance #8, Tax Rebate and Grand Program for the Purchase of Residential Property.  The Auditor can find no evidence to support that this ordinance has been renewed since 12-31-00 but between $4,000 and $8,000 per year has been granted since that time.  Some of the provisions in the ordinance no longer apply.  The Supervisors would like this issue placed on the June 28, 2005 agenda.

We currently have the offices buying dial up internet service at a cost of $20/month each.  The current network system with wireless internet would cost no extra charge to add the three offices and is more secure than the dial up service.  Max Davis, Solutions, presented information regarding security loopholes and HIPAA to department heads last week.  The Assessor is in need of a new server and has offered his old server to the Auditor’s office to be used as a DNS server.  The DNS server would run a directory of security rules and policies that would tighten up security holes.  CAT5 wiring is required for all computers networked.  To get the wiring to the three departments would cost approximately $110 per run.  In addition, the wiring in the entire courthouse needs to be certified.  The Auditor is pursuing this effort and estimates the cost to do the wiring would be justified in less than two years by the offset of not paying $60/month for dial up service.  The security issues need to be addressed whether or not the three offices go on the County’s network.

Auxiant will be getting a quote for $500/1000 deductible to us in the near future.  Tom O’Brien, Auxiant Representative, has offered to come to Floyd County to visit about options for health insurance with the Supervisors on a Monday workshop.  Supervisor Dunkel is interested in offering two or three plans. 

Samples of agendas and minutes from other counties and information from ISAC training regarding Open Meetings was reviewed and discussed as well as how future items will be put on the agenda.

The Board noted the receipt of a letter from the Iowa Civil Rights Commission regarding no action and administratively closing a case.

The Board noted the receipt of the City of Charles City Resolution Authorizing and Approving a Loan Agreement, providing for the Issuance of $1,620,000 General Obligation refunding bonds and for the levy rates of taxes to pay the same and providing for the redemption of a portion of the City’s General Obligation Water Bonds and General Obligation Storm Sewer Improvement Bonds.

The Board noted the hiring of Sue Wegner as a temporary, part-time employee from 2/16 through 5/5/05 at $9.50/hour to catch up voter registration for the April school election, do data entry and sort and file several years of records.  This position ended after work was done and a permanent, part-time person was hired.

A motion was made by Supervisor Staudt and seconded by Supervisor Dunkel to adjourn.  Motion carried 3-0.



ATTEST:  _________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                            Arlin V. Enabnit, Chairman

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisor


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