Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

December 26, 2007, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Dunkel and Supv. Enabnit; absent:  Supv. Staudt.

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 2-0. 

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the December 10, 11 and 17 minutes.  Motion carried 2-0.

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the following claims:  County #1979-2136, Secondary Roads #10403-10429, MH-DD #57543-57582.  Motion carried 2-0.

Dave Tice, American Medical Response (AMR), explained the purpose for a contract for transportation services.  Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the Medical Transportation Services Agreement between AMR and Floyd County.   Motion carried 2-0.

Jesse Marzen, County Attorney, followed up with a request to hire Beth Hanson for litigation with the lawsuit.  Marzen reported that he has followed up with Jason Whitinger, People’s Insurance, and that the status of the denial of covering the claim has not changed.  Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the County Attorney to hire Beth Hanson as counsel for the lawsuit.  Motion carried 2-0.

Pat Zwanziger, Public Health/Home Health Care Director, presented information regarding one or two staff members attending the 2008 NDSI Healthcare User Conference from February 17-20 to Biloxi, Mississippi.  Dunkel/Enabnit moved to table action until January 2 regarding the HomePro conference in Biloxi.  Motion carried 2-0.

Zwanziger and the Board discussed the Public Health Results Based Accountability Measures for FY09.  With the Supervisors holding the contract for the Iowa Dept of Public Health grant, they have time to make comments on the measures.  No action was taken.

The Board noted the resignations of two Public Health/Home Health Care Department employees, Carol Carson, Home Health Care Aide, effective January 1 and Kathy Feuling, RN, effective December 28.  Zwanziger said the department will not be advertising for replacements at this time.

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to authorize Carol O’Donnell as contact person for the University of Iowa state psychiatric papers.  Motion carried 2-0.

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to abate $82 of taxes and interest on a mobile home taxed as “building on land owned by another” for Gary and Wendy Vance per receipt #20022003-1001393-01 at the recommendation of the Treasurer.  Motion carried 2-0. 

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve Resolution #35-07 pertaining to the use of Secondary Roads in Floyd County by RAGBRAI and by cyclists in general.  Motion carried 2-0.

The Board opened discussion to the public regarding the Floodplain Management Ordinance.  Jeff Sherman, County Sanitarian, Lori Stewart, Donna Stewart, Ann Kabele, Larry Stewart, and the Board discussed concerns regarding properties located on Cedar Crest Lane.  Since there was no study conducted for FEMA on this area, the attendees have been directed to have property owners individually file applications with a surveyed metes and bounds description to have portions of their properties considered for letters of map amendments (LOMA) by FEMA.  Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the second reading of Floyd County Ordinance #2007-4 Floodplain Management Ordinance as the final reading and approval of the Ordinance and waive the 3rd reading.  Motion carried 2-0. 

The Auditor provided additional information supporting Contractor’s Insurance Requirements.  In addition to minimum insurance requirements and the contractors insurance provider naming the County as “additional insured” on a certificate of liability insurance, EMC provided sample verbiage regarding immunities under Iowa Code chapter 670 that they strongly suggest be placed in the description section of the certificate.  It was explained to the Auditor that if a county had no insurance, the immunities in Chapter 670 apply but for counties who have insurance, the immunities do not apply in regard to contract work unless specifically covered by the certificate of liability.   Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the Floyd County Policy for Contractor’s Insurance Requirements.  Motion carried 2-0.  Supv Dunkel suggested that copies of the policy and sample certificate be provided to the County Engineer and Conservation Director and that this subject be addressed at the next department head meeting.

A motion was made by Supervisor Enabnit and seconded by Supervisor Dunkel to adjourn.  Motion carried 2-0.


ATTEST:  _________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                            Warren K. Dunkel, Chair

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors



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