The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:Chairman Enabnit, Supv. Staudt, and Supv.Dunkel.
Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the agenda as presented.Motion carried 2-0.
Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the December 26 and 31, 2007 and January 2, 2008 minutes.Motion carried 3-0.
Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the following claims:County #2137-2247, Secondary Roads #10430-10461, MH-DD #57583-57597, Drains #2.Motion carried 3-0.
Dunkel/Staudt moved to send a letter to the FloydCountyMemorialHospital in support of changing the facility name to FloydCountyMedicalCenter and highly suggests that there is a tag line on the letterhead that designates recognition of our veterans.Motion carried 3-0.
Staudt/Dunkel moved to appoint Richard White from Nashua to the Charles City Area Development Corporation Board of Directors.Motion carried 3-0.
Sheriff Lynch and representatives from the Cities of Rockford, Colwell, Floyd, Marble Rock, and Rudd were present to discuss law enforcement costs for small towns.Dunkel/Staudt moved to raise the rate for law enforcement for the cities of Colwell, Floyd, Marble Rock, and Rudd to $3 per capita effective July 1, 2008, renew 28E agreements individually between each city and the County and review the rate in November of each year for the following fiscal year.Motion carried 3-0.
Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the letter provided by Mike Adams, IDNR/Iowa Energy Bank Program, for solicitation of proposals to conduct a Technical Engineering Analysis (TEA).Motion carried 3-0.
Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve Resolution #06-08, Public Purpose Service by CountyExpenditures for Economic Development.Motion carried 3-0.
Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve Resolution #07-08, Appropriation Changes.Motion carried 3-0.
The Auditor provided the Board with a revision to the Credit Card Policy.The current County policy identifies charging gratuities as a misuse of the credit card.Last June the Board approved up to 15% toward meal gratuities as a permissible county expense.The proposed revision removes “Gratuities” as a misuse of the card from section F of the policy.Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the Floyd County Credit Card Policy as revised.Motion carried 3-0.
Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the liquor license for Rockford Public Golf Course pending proof of dram insurance coverage.Motion carried 3-0.
The Board noted the minimum wage increase from $6.20/hr to $7.25/hr for Mike Flick and Stephen Koehler, part time MH/DD Dept employees, effective January 1, 2008.
Staudt/Dunkel moved to table where to park county-owned vehicles in the north parking lot.Motion carried 3-0.
Roger Ritter, Dusten Rolando, CountyEngineer, and the Board discussed a plugged tile problem in drainage district 9.Rolando said he will have Calvin Hopper take a look at the tree problems and see if possibly a tile could be placed around the trees.Discussion included property owners taking care of trees on their property to prevent broken/plugged tile problems, hearing requirements in cost to repair exceeds 25% of the original assessment.The Auditor reported that Erwin Johnson was not able to come but also has an issue in drainage district 3.
Dunkel/Staudt moved to hire Tim Laube as Secondary Roads Road Foreman and Joe Frascht as Secondary Roads Shop/Sign Foreman at $19.42/hour, effective January 14, 2007.Motion carried 3-0.
Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve Resolution #08-08, Policy for Purchase of Right-of-Way by Floyd County.Motion carried 3-0.
Trevis O’Connell, Mayor of Floyd, informed the Board about deterioration of Adams Street due to heavy truck traffic from projects such as the ethanol plant, windmills, and the quarry.O’Connell would like to see some financial support from the County when it is time to repair this road because the projects that cause the traffic benefit the whole county and it will be an expensive cost for the city of Floyd to stand.Rolando said this street is a Farm-to-Market county road extension.The county is responsible for a portion of the road and the city of Floyd is responsible for the utilities.Rolando said the contract allows for negotiation of large projects.
Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the Adopt-A-Highway extension for Rockford FFA Chapter.Motion carried 3-0.
Rolando updated the Board on the viaduct project.Contracts have not come in yet.A pre-construction meeting will be held to determine the schedule for work.Rolando requested the chairman to sign the final voucher for the completion of the T38 culvert project.The Board and Rolando discussed projects crews have been working on per the foreman’s minutes.Rolando provided dual county engineer’s salary and comparisons.
A motion was made by Supervisor Enabnit and seconded by Supervisor Dunkel to adjourn.Motion carried 3-0.