The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at on Tuesday, January 22, 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 3-0.
Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the January 7, 8, and 14, 2008 minutes.Motion carried 3-0.
Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the following claims:County #2248-2441, Secondary Roads #10462-10499, MH-DD #57598-57642.Motion carried 3-0.
Kay Winkelman, news director for KCHA and KCZE, introduced herself and provided information regarding the new ownership and changes to the radio station.Winkelman would like to be included in e-mails of Board agendas and meeting minutes.
Marci Hall-Jacobson, Veteran Affairs Director, John Loftus and Harold Haus, VA Commissioners, presented an application for the County Grant Program for Veterans Application FY08 for $10,000 of new money.Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the County Grant Program for Veterans Application FY08.Motion carried 3-0.
Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the Treasurerís Semi-Annual Certification for period ending 12-31-07 at the recommendation of the CountyTreasurer.Motion carried 3-0.
Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the Iowa Department of Public Health Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Grant Program RFP requesting funding for two AEDs for the courthouse with the county providing up to $3,000 in a match for the grant.Motion carried 3-0.Bridget Moe, Emergency Management Coordinator, will follow through with the paperwork that is due February 6, 2008.
Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the Board of Healthís recommendation per the Health Boardís minutes for a counter offer to the candidate who was offered the PH/HHC Director position.Motion carried 3-0.
Pat Zwanziger, PH/HHC Director, and the Board discussed the Iowa Department of Public Healthís mileage rate for contract community nursing.Zwanziger explained that the all of the grant money Floyd County receives from IDPH goes strictly toward patient care and not toward mileage and if the County ever did bill the State for mileage that they would be sure to comply with the Stateís rates.
Zwanziger discussed a Lead grant from the state.The grant requires access to the Countyís network server to pull information to their computer database called Stellar which allows PH/HHC to bill the grant through the database.Allowing anyone to have access to our server network violates our computer policy so the Auditor suggested getting Board approval for this to occur.Zwanziger said we are currently getting reimbursed from FMC Empowerment for lead testing so if the Board does not want to allow them access to the Countyís network, we are not out any money.Zwanziger suggested we not apply for the grant which has a June 30 deadline but maybe it could be something addressed in the future.
The Board discussed hog setups for Christianson Farms.They would like to add one hog building on each place of property recently purchased.Jeff has been working with Knapp Farms on the process for DNR permitting.
RD Drenkow & Co. has requested an opportunity to bid the Countyís flexible benefit administration services.The Auditor said the County is currently committed through December 31 with Auxiant for this service.Supv Dunkel suggested that this company could be contacted in October if the County would like to get bids for this service.
The Board discussed a letter from John Duffy, attorney for Heiny, McManigal, Duffy, StambaughAnderson, P.L.C., regarding water overflows from Drainage District #2 causing damage to crops of surrounding landowners and their tenants, including Bill A. Vorhes and Gary Gerhard and to the livestock of Shane Vorhes.Supv Staudt provided a copy of the letter to Dave Kuehner, Assistant County Attorney, who is looking into the drainage law and will get back to the supervisors on the issue.
Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the IDOT Federal-aid Agreement for a County Highway Bridge Program Project No. BROS-CO34(70)--8J-34 for the 300th St bridge.Motion carried 3-0.
Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve a contract for Bridge Project with Godbersen-Smith Construction Co. of Ida Grove, IA, for $1,221,139.72 for the viaduct west of CharlesCity.Motion carried 3-0.
Dusten Rolando, CountyEngineer, provided the Foremanís minutes and discussed some equipment breakdowns, snow removal and drainage districts #9 and #12.
A motion was made by Supervisor Staudt and seconded by Supervisor Dunkel to adjourn.Motion carried 3-0.