Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

May 27, 2008, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 27, 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 approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Dunkel/Staudt moved to correct the May 12 workshop meeting to read “Future agenda items:  landscaping project on SE corner of courthouse lot” and approve the May 12 minutes as corrected and the May 13 and 19, 2008 minutes as written.  Motion carried 3-0.

Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the following claims:  County #3582-3739, Secondary Roads #10776-10798, MH-DD #57841-57878.  Motion carried 3-0.

Scott Jensen and Jill Streich, FOCUS representatives, presented information regarding a minor consumption ordinance.  The ordinance would be an extra tool for law enforcement to use in order to combat underage drinking.  Jesse Marzen, County Attorney, is working on pulling verbiage together from ordinances passed by other government entities.  Staudt/Dunkel moved to table setting public hearing date for the ordinance to June 10 or when the County Attorney has the ordinance prepared.  Motion carried 3-0.

Marzen, Eldon Oelson, Niles Township Clerk, and the Board discussed a fence dispute.  Marzen and Oelson will meet on Wednesday afternoon to draw up a 30-day notice letter to the fence violator. 

Marzen and the Board discussed drainage district #12.  Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, will put a map together of the area and may visit with the Soil Conservation office for assistance they may be able to provide on the project.   

An unrecorded drainage district that was evidently mutually agreed upon years ago by property owners in Rudd Township was discussed.  A property owner has come to the county for assistance on what to do with tile problems.  Supv Dunkel said he told the property owner to get property owners together and possibly an attorney who specializes in drainage districts could help resolve their issues. 

Supv Dunkel said he visited with Pat McDonnell, Board of Health Chair, about wages for the PH/HHC Department.  McDonnell informed him that the BOH makes recommendations only to the Supervisors based on what the PH/HHC Administrator suggests to the BOH.  The Board reviewed the wage schedule approved by the BOH in November 2007 setting a Clerical wage at $11.00/hr with a $0.50/hr increase after 6-month probation period.  The secretary transferring from part time to full time on July 1 is currently making $11.81/hr and will receive full time benefits at that time.  Staudt/Dunkel moved to leave the July 1, 2008 scheduled wage increase for a PH/HHC Secretary who is transferring from part time to full time at 3.5%, same as most other county employees, rather than the 6% requested.  Motion carried 3-0.

The public hearing for rezoning property owned by Timothy McCandless located in the NEĽ of S34-T94N-R17W opened at 10:00 a.m.  Duane Koch, Tom Schwab, and Alan McGregor, representatives of the Zoning Commission, Jeff Sherman, Zoning Administrator, and Jesse Marzen, County Attorney, attended the hearing.  The Zoning Commission reported that they did not take action at their public hearing held at 9 a.m. this morning due to issues with the subdivision process not being completed properly.  Subdivision requirements per the Code of Iowa and the County were discussed in addition to issues with the County’s current Zoning Ordinance.  The hearing closed at 10:34 a.m.  Dunkel/Staudt moved to table any action on the rezoning application until the applicant has completed the subdivision platting requirements per the Code of Iowa.  Motion carried 3-0. 

The public hearing for the FY08 County Budget Amendment opened at 10:35 a.m.  No written or oral comments were received prior to the hearing.  Discussion included a possible error on the amount amended for Secondary Roads.  If there is an error, Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, believes he will have sufficient funds to cover the error.  The hearing closed at close at 10:54 a.m.  Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the FY08 County Budget Amendment.  Motion carried 3-0.

The Board noted receipt of a letter from Gail Arjes, PH/HHC Administrator, regarding a wage increase from $9.42/hr to $9.50/hr for Garla Rader, Home Health Care Aide, and an adjustment to correct an oversight of the increase retroactive to November 13, 2007.

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to set a public hearing at 9:45 a.m. on June 10, 2008 to rezone two acres of property located in the west quarter of S13-T95N-R17W and owned by Roger Gabel.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dunkel/Staudt moved to abate the difference in assessed value and the penalties and interest for IC&E Railroad for tax year 2004-2005 with IC&E Railroad still owing $6,614 based on corrected information per the notice from the Floyd County Treasurer.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the purchase of a Lenova ThinkPad for $1,773.57 for Jeff Sherman, Zoning/911 Addressing/Sanitarian Administrator, to be paid with bioterrorism money through the PH/HHC Department.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, provided a timesheet and foreman’s minutes.  Rolando updated the Board on the Rockford road and, the viaduct projects.  The 300th St bridge has a late scheduled start date of July 14.  The Board informed Rolando of a couple safety concerns related to the Rockford road detours.  The Board may direct Rolando to treat the roads for dust control. 

Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve Solutions, Inc contracts for FY09 for Licensed Code Support Agreement for $26,180 and the Consulting & Services Agreement totaling $6,820.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the Memorandum of Understanding MOU-2009-CO34 between the Iowa Department of Public Health and Floyd County Board of Supervisors to provide substance abuse prevention and related services.  Motion carried 3-0.

The Board noted that Tim Fox, Area Development Corporation Executive Director, is applying for funding from John K and Luise V Hanson Foundation under the aegis o Floyd County for a Leadership 2008 grant.

Supv Dunkel informed the Board that Diane Neuzil is resigning as a grant worker for the City of Charles City.   Mayor Jim Erb and Supv Dunkel visited about the potential for Floyd County’s need for a grant writing person.  The Board discussed the County financially support Neuzil’s replacement along with the City.

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


ATTEST:  _________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                            Arlin V. Enabnit, Chair

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors



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