The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for a workshop meeting at on Monday, March 3, 2008 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance: Supv. Staudt, Chair Pro-Tem, and Supv. Dunkel; Absent: Chairman Enabnit
Dunkel/Staudt moved to amend the agenda to include FY09 budget discussion.Motion carried 2-0.Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the agenda as presented.Motion carried 2-0.
Jay Hansen, Prairie Ridge Treatment Center Executive Director, updated the Board on substance abuse treatment services provided in the past year and Prairie Ridge’s goal of a ten million dollar endowment fund.Hansen is requesting that the county continue with the giving Prairie Ridge $10,395 each year through the IDPH substance abuse prevention grant for two more years so they can reach their goal.Bob Lincoln, CPC/Case Management Director, provided a letter to Board stating that he does not support the request by Prairie Ridge to subcontract the prevention grant for another year given their excessive resources and the unmet needs of FloydCounty residents.Lincoln offers a competing proposal that invests in hospital diversion, service coordination and social services targeted at reducing the stressors to relapse.No formal proposals for IDPH grants were provided from Hansen or Lincoln.
Lincoln updated the Board on legislative proposals with respect to mental health.Lincoln is proposing an eleven county region that would be funded by the state.He intends to meet with five or six CPC Managers from other areas to discuss the legislative issue and his idea and see if they would support him.
The Auditor updated the Board on building projects including getting quotes for a new water heater, carpet for DHS, improvements to the jail kitchen, and remodeling in the Treasurer’s office.The flag area on the corner of the courthouse property was also discussed.
The Supervisors noted that the Board of Health eliminated the step raise schedule for Home Health Care Aides and replaced it with a starting wage of $9.00 per hour and an increase of $.50 after six-months.Wage adjustments were made for Cynthia Kellogg to bring her up to $9.50 per hour and for Hazel Swenson to bring her up to $9.00 per hour.
The Board reviewed the FY09 budget proposal.
A motion was made by Supervisor Staudt and seconded by Supervisor Dunkel to adjourn.Motion carried 2-0.