The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for a workshop meeting at on Monday, April 7, 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 discussion regarding Quail Ave.Motion carried 3-0.Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the agenda as amended.Motion carried 3-0.
The Board will review the claims individually after the meeting.
Bob Havner, citizen, presented an idea of relocating the jail, Sheriff’s Department and city of Charles City Police Department to the old Theisen’s building.The Board informed Havner of efforts over the years such as a regional jail study, the cost of a jail versus the number of incarcerated persons, tower reception issues in CharlesCity, the exposure of the courts and county offices, transporting incarcerated persons to court, and jails in surrounding counties.
The Supervisors reviewed the April 4 Board of Health meeting minutes.Gail Arjes, RN, was called to the meeting to discuss the requirements and the salary for the PH/HHC Administrator position.The Board will act on this at tomorrow’s meeting.
The Board noted the wage increase from $9.00 to $9.50 per hour for Hazel Swenson, Home Health Care Aide effective April 4, 2008.
The Auditor updated the Board on various projects including floor covering for the DHS building and Treasurer’s office; garage door openers for the DHS building; remodel of the jail kitchen; bids on a new water heater; possibly getting a portable air conditioner for the small court room that could be used as needed in other rooms; disposal of the flag pole and basic design ideas for the SE corner of the lot.
The Board noted the hiring of Nathan Brown as a Conservation Technician beginning April 14, 2008 with a salary of $24,000 per year.
The Auditor updated the Board on the process for replacing our ADA compliant voting equipment per Governor Culver signing SF2347 into law on April 1.Payment from the state will be made directly to the vendor rather than the county paying the bill and waiting for reimbursement from the state as required in FY06.The new equipment needs to be in place by the General Election in November.
Precinct election official (PEO) wages were discussed.PEOs were paid $6.50/hr last year and will need to be paid at least $7.25/hr per Iowa’s new minimum wage effective January 2008.The Auditor is requesting the Board’s consideration of at least $0.50/hour above minimum wage due to increased workload, including operating voting equipment and tallying election results at the precinct, same day voter registration and extremely long days for workers.
The Board noted fees collected for the quarter ending March 31 from the Sheriff, Recorder and Auditor and fees collected for the month of March from the Clerk of Court.
The Board noted the receipt of the FY07 Auditor Report.The following findings were discussed:1) written policies for computer password changes which were put in place in FY07 but not by the beginning of the year; 2) transactions with Marzen’s Towing and Recovery not being publicly bid and being a conflict of interest due to conducting business with related parties – the Sheriff is working on a policy to correct this; 3) the late publication of the Emergency Management FY07 budget hearing notice.
The Board noted that Sheriff Lynch took care of notifying bidders for two sheriff vehicles and that no further action is required of the Board.
Supv Dunkel questioned if some patch work should be done on Quail Avenue if the Board approves embargoing the road at tomorrow’s meeting.
A motion was made by Supervisor Staudt and seconded by Supervisor Dunkel to adjourn.Motion carried 3-0.