The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for a workshop meeting at on Monday, February 4, 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.
Steve Lindaman, Tom Brownlow, and Dave Jarvill, representative of the kayak project, updated the Board on progress of the project.An architectural drawing of the project area was provided. Applications for $313,000 in funding through various grants, including Iowa Great Places and the DNR, have been submitted to subsidize the project.
The Board noted that the FloydCountyMemorialHospital will not need county tax assistance for FY09.
The Board noted the resignation of Dusten Paulus, Conservation Department, effective February 1, 2008.
Sandy Hicks, representative of Floyd County Bar/Community Quilt Project, updated the Board on the progress of barn quilts going up throughout the County.The County has contributed $100 to this project so far and the committee would appreciate support in FY09 from the County if possible.
Jeff Sherman, Planning/Zoning Director, discussed the cost of a GIS computer/software license so he can do maintenance for zoning locations and eventually add well locations.Sherman could pay for the license in this year’s budget but wanted to know the status of a new GIS person.Although a GIS person is budgeted for FY09, at this time it is not certain when or if that position will become a reality.Sherman will likely go through with purchasing the license this year.Sherman also visited with the Board about time of transfers regarding septic systems being approved by Iowa Senate and a house committee and is waiting for final approval.Sherman also commented that discussion will occur at the next Board of Health meeting regarding new state requirements for certified electrical and plumbing work.
The Board discussed the cost of prescription medications through our health insurance.At some point, the Board may want to send a notice to employees about other options for purchasing prescriptions that may save them money rather than going through the County’s plan.
The Board reviewed budgets.Discussion included: 1) reviewing a notice from the Sheriff requesting $65,447 for an additional deputy which will not be added to the budget; 2) disposition of the conservation maintenance building west of Charles City and putting up a building at the Fossil Park; 3) Supv Dunkel will follow up with environmental study on 2nd Street (Secondary Roads Maintenance building leased to the City of Charles City); 4) giving the custodians a 6% wage increase and reducing the PH/HHC secretary’s wage increase to 3.5%.
A motion was made by Supervisor Staudt and seconded by Supervisor Dunkel to adjourn.Motion carried 3-0.