Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Workshop

Monday, June 27, 2005, 9:00 a.m.


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular workshop on Monday, June 27, 2005 in the Boardroom of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Enabnit, Supv. Staudt, and Supv. Dunkel.

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 3-0.

The Board reviewed claims to be paid on June 28, 2005. 

The Board and Mike Milligan discussed bids for a new pickup for Public Health.  LaFranz Ford had the lowest bid.  Mike will proceed with the purchase and request a written warrant for the balance remaining in his budget for partial payment toward the pickup and process the claim for the remaining cost of the pickup after June 30. 

Mayor Jim Erb attended the meeting to present information regarding the airport and the agreement that was discussed in February.  He has received interest from Cambrex, Ft Dodge Animal Health, and VeraSun (if everything goes through with the ethanol plant) in this project being pursued.  He has also discussed this with Senator Harkin.  The City intends on having this issue on the ballot for the November City election.  The Mayor requests written support from the Supervisors.  The Supervisors discussed a letter of support and will put it on the agenda for a future meeting.

Mayor Erb also presented his ideas for sharing services between schools, cities and counties in a regional setting.  He proposed getting a committee together to attempt to go further with ideas and then having subcommittees work under the main committee.  The main committee would have a representative from the school, cities and county and whoever else the group decides would be beneficial.  The Mayor and Councilman Jerry Joerger would most likely represent the city. Discussed how the committee and subcommittees could work, how services would be delivered, how they could potentially save money to the entities involved.

The Conservation Department left a message that Lyle Wendlend, Dick Uetz and possibly Galen Roberts may be interested in being Conservation Board members.  The Supervisors discussed potential candidates to replace Dr. Jeanne Staudt whose term ends June 30, 2005. 

Harold Haus and John Loftus presented information regarding qualifications for Veteran Affairs Commission members.  This Commission meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 8:30 a.m.  Phil McGinn’s term expires June 30, 2005.  Four candidates had shown interest to the Commission or Supervisors.  The Vets recommendation for this position was Sandra Paul.   

Discussed the June 23 public information meeting regarding combining voting precincts.  Reducing from 13 to 9 precincts seemed to be agreeable.  The next step is to publish the changes to the ordinance and set a public hearing. 

The Supervisors will do the end of the year cash count on Friday, July 1 at 7:30 a.m.

Tom O’Brien, health insurance representative from Auxiant, will come to Floyd County to discuss health insurance plan options on Monday, July 11 during workshop.

Sheriff Lynch informed the Board of one of his deputies getting in a one-vehicle accident and discussed whether or not to pay a claim out of this fiscal year or next.  Since an estimate is all that is available at this time, no action will be taken to process a claim for FY05.

A motion was made by Supervisor Dunkel and seconded by Supervisor Staudt to adjourn.  Motion carried 3-0.



ATTEST:  ___________________________          _______________________________

         Gloria A. Carr                                          Arlin V. Enabnit, Chairman

         Floyd County Auditor                                Floyd County Board of Supervisors



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