The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for a workshop meeting at on Monday, February 25, 2008 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:Chairman Enabnit, Supv. Staudt, and Supv. Dunkel.
Staudt/Dunkel moved to amend the agenda to include discussion regarding Sheriff’s FY09 budget.Motion carried 3-0.Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the agenda as presented.Motion carried 3-0.
The Board will review the claims individually after the meeting.
Jennifer O’Brien, PH/HHC Director, presented the Board with quotes for three Hewlett Packard laptop computers as a follow up to last week’s bids on Lenova laptops.The HP quote came in about $1,000 less.The Board will act on the purchase of the laptops at tomorrow’s regular meeting.
O’Brien reviewed the Public Health/Home Health Care Weather Policy and Illness and Absence Policy.Last Monday Supv Dunkel received two calls from Home Health Aides regarding unexcused absences and mandating employees to use vacation time when weather was bad.O’Brien reported the current policy is written where an employee receives an unexcused absence for not working due to weather unless the courthouse is closed but this is not the practice of the office.O’Brien will rewrite the policy to what is actually happening in the department as well as other policy changes she would like to implement and present her revisions to the Board of Health at the March meeting.
Sheriff Rick Lynch and the Board discussed putting an extra deputy in the budget for FY09.The Board agreed to put an additional deputy in the budget from the General Fund with the understanding that the Sheriff cannot interview or hire without the Board’s permission first.No additional vehicle will be budgeted.
Ralph Smith, Attorney for City of Charles City and Charles City School Board member, questioned the Board as to the County’s interest in JeffersonSchool.Smith suggested establishing an executive committee made up of school, county and possibly Area Development Corporation representatives to define the needs of the community and the feasibility of the school meeting those needs and perhaps procuring a firm to conduct a feasibility study.The Supervisors are in support of establishing a committee.
The Board discussed the NACO Environmental Liability Survey and would like to have Jeff Sherman, Sanitarian, complete the survey on behalf of the County.
The Board discussed an upcoming conference call meeting for a DHS Service Advisory Board meeting.The Auditor will inform the DHS Service Area Manager of the Board’s date/time preference for the call.
The Board noted that Charles (Chuck) Souder was appointed by the Assessor’s Conference Board as a new Board of Review member.
The Board noted the SW Development Bypass District and Charles City Area Development Corporation Agreement for an Economic Development Grant to the CCADC.The Board took action on supporting a $24,000 withdrawal from the TIF District for this effort.
A motion was made by Supervisor Dunkel and seconded by Supervisor Staudt to adjourn.Motion carried 2-0.