The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for a workshop meeting at on Monday, March 17, 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 amend the agenda to include noting the NIACOG audit and discussing a resolution from Cedar Valley Board of Realtors, discussion regarding the Board of Health position on a tobacco free environment, and discussion regarding salary increases for home health employee.Motion carried 3-0.Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the agenda as presented.Motion carried 3-0.
Jennifer O’Brien, PH/HHC Director, discussed an employee with some health problems and possibly changing employment to a part-time or “as needed” status.
O’Brien presented a letter supporting the Board of Health’s position on a 100% tobaco-free environment on or in all FloydCounty properties.Discussion included this affecting all properties, smoking outside the courthouse building, Secondary Roads crews smoking while working on county bridges and roads, smoking in county vehicles, etc. The BOH also encourages the County to offer resources to any employee who commits to breaking the habit of tobacco abuse.The Board will take future action after the legislatures make their decision on this issue.
O’Brien and the Board discussed a wage increase for a PH/HHC secretary.A 6% and then a 10% wage increase were presented for the secretary during the PH/HHC budget review and the Supervisors only agreed to a 3.5% increase due to the benefit package the employee will receive upon full-time status.Discussion included the FY09 budget already being approved, who sets the final wages for PH/HHC staff – the BOH or the Supervisors, and wage comparisons for other County employees.O’Brien and the Auditor will pull together other County employee wages, years of service, and other comparable wages before any additional increase will be considered by the Supervisors.
Bridget Moe, Emergency Management Director, informed the Board that she drove around the county on Saturday to look at bridges and found no ice jams.
The Board reviewed a resolution provided by the Cedar Valley Board of Realtors regarding septic systems.This subject will be discussed with Jeff Sherman, Zoning/Sanitarian Director, at the next workshop meeting..
The Board noted the receipt of the North Iowa Area Council of Governments Audit Report for FY07.
The March 25 Board meeting will be at to meet with a representative of Senator Harkin’s office.
Future agenda items:bonding for projects
A motion was made by Supervisor Staudt and seconded by Supervisor Dunkel to adjourn.Motion carried 3-0.