Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

June 2, 2008, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for a special meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 2, 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.

Scott Dight, Fair Board representative, followed up with the Board on last December’s request for County financial assistance for hand washing stations for the fair grounds.  The Fair Board would like at least four stations at specific locations.  SeptiCare LC provided a quote of $800 per unit for a free-standing hand washing station.  Shipping is approximately half of the cost of the unit and may be higher pending when the stations are ordered.   The Fair Society will have additional costs for signage per unit.  Staudt/Dunkel moved to pay $4,200 to the Floyd County Fair Society in this fiscal year for them to use to pay for hand washing stations.  Motion carried 3-0.   Dight mentioned that the Fair Board and the Engine Club purchased the City of Charles City’s old band shell.  So far it is scheduled for events in Nora Springs and Marble Rock.  

Dunkel/Staudt moved to publish notice of Knapp Finishers LLC construction permit application for a confinement feeding operation and act on the application at the June 10 Board meeting.  Motion carried 3-0.

Jeff Sherman, Zoning/E911 Addressing/Sanitarian Administrator, discussed changes to Ordinance #137 in regard to contractor’s licenses.  Sherman reported that the Board of Health approved the amendment.  Verbiage regarding whether the Board of Health or Supervisors should set fees for the licenses was discussed and changes recommended.  Sherman will visit with the County Attorney about changes to the ordinance. 

Bob Lincoln, CPC/Case Management Director, updated the Board on regional mental health centers.  The idea is still moving forward but may not kick off as soon as hoped.

Gail Arjes, PH/HHC Administrator, said nothing is available yet from the Iowa Dept of Public Health regarding the Iowa’s Smoke Free Air Act.  When something becomes available, the county will act on how to comply.

Mark Melrose, Melrose Insurance agent, provided an annual review of the County’s insurance.  Discussion including various claims throughout the year, “named insured” versus “additional insured, EMC’s position on coverage of county boards and townships, and values on various buildings.  Melrose will prepare a letter regarding coverage for townships and let the Board know costs per thousand to increase building values.

Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve a fireworks permit for Chris Garden for displays between June 28, 2008 and June 27, 2009.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dunkel/Staudt moved to set the Board of Canvassers meeting for the Primary Election on June 10, 2008 at 11 a.m.  Motion carried 3-0.

The Viaduct project was discussed.

Three names of candidates who may be interested in the assisting the Northeast Iowa Food Bank in a capital campaign were suggested.  The Auditor will provide the Black Hawk County Auditor the names.

The Board discussed what to do with the southeast corner of the courthouse grounds.  The Auditor can proceed with having the shrubs and concrete slap removed and seek bids for landscaping the area. 

The Board noted the Treasurer’s receipt for payment of taxes from IC&E Railroad. 

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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