The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for a workshop meeting at on Monday, January 28, 2008 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:Chairman Enabnit, Supv. Staudt and Supv. Dunkel.
Dunkel/Enabnnit moved to amend the agenda to include discussion with CountyAttorney on Drainage District #2.Motion carried 2-0.Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve the agenda as amended.Motion carried 2-0.
Scott Jensen, Floyd County FOCUS Chairperson, presented information on how FOCUS is working toward creating healthy communities where all children, adults, and families of FloydCounty can thrive.Jensen shared how FOCUS information is disseminated, educational opportunities, such as the recent Leading with Assets program, alternate activities, environmental changes, comparison statistics of youth drinking, and FOCUS goals.FOCUS is requesting that the County fund $1,000 for FOCUS’s general fund in FY09.
Supv Staudt arrived after attending the FMC Governance Board meeting.
Jesse Marzen, CountyAttorney, updated the Board on the letter from John Duffy, Attorney, regarding Drainage District #2.Marzen will write a letter to Duffy requesting more information.
The Board noted a letter from the Iowa Dept of Agriculture and Land Stewardship reflecting the FY09 levy amount to be .35 cents per thousand dollars of assessed value of all taxable property in the County.This is a decrease of .05 cent per thousand dollars of assessed value.
The Board noted $1,341.20 in fees collected from the Clerk of Court for December 2007.
The Board noted Jennifer O’Brien’s acceptance of the PH/HHC Administrator position with a salary of $50,000/year with a six-month probationary period and one week vacation the first year starting February 18, 2008.
The Board noted the receipt of the Floyd-Mitchell-Chickasaw Solid Waste Management Agency Audit Report for FY07.
The Board reviewed FY9 budgets.The Board would like budget worksheets revised to reflect 3.5%, instead of 3%, wage increases for employee’s wages that are not tied to a bargaining unit or an elected official’s salary with the exception of the Planning/Zoning Director’s wage that was put in at 12% to be reduced to 6%, the Veteran Affairs Commissioner’s wage that was put in at 20% will be reduced to 6%, two janitors will be budgeted at 4%, the Elections Clerk and County Attorney’s staff will be budgeted at 6%, the Emergency Management Coordinator who’s Commission approved a 3% wage increase and the County Engineer whose wage was set at 3% over the telephone per conversation with the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors.The wages for a PH/HHC secretary to go from part-time to full-time will remain in the budget but the decision for that person to go to full-time will be made by the new PH/HHC Administrator as well as the wages for the current director who will be working as a part-time RN for the agency beginning in February.The County will also budget $1,000 for FOCUS.Other discussion included possibly paying for hand washing units for the Fair Board in this fiscal year.
A motion was made by Supervisor Staudt and seconded by Supervisor Dunkel to adjourn.Motion carried 3-0.