Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

July 7, 2008, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for a workshop meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 7, 2008 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Enabnit and Supv. Dunkel; Absent:  Supv. Staudt

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to amend the agenda for discussion with the County Attorney.  Motion carried 2-0.  Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 2-0.

The Board reviewed claims. 

The Board noted the receipt of an agreement signed by adjacent property owners, Bruce Copper and Bob and Linda Pritchard, in Niles Township regarding a fence dispute and Copper caring for the horses owned by Pritchard.

Jesse Marzen, County Attorney, provided information from the Attorney General’s office regarding language for an Emergency Disaster Ordinance.  Marzen opposes the ordinance but it is up to the Board to make the decision.

Marzen provided a letter from John Duffy, attorney for Heiny, McMainigal, Duffy, Stambaugh & Anderson, PLC regarding Drainage District #2.  The letter discusses options to resolve drainage problems on property owned by William Vorhes. 

The Auditor commented that a representative from the Iowa Drainage District Association will be coming July 28 to discuss member benefits of the association.

The Board reviewed Supv Dunkel’s draft letter to the Environmental Protection Commission regarding the Board’s request to stop allowing hog confinements in the County.  A couple of changes were discussed.

Frank Rottinghaus, County Treasurer, and the Board discussed interest accrual on the money for the viaduct project and when to stop applying interest to the Secondary Roads fund.

The Auditor provided a copy of an order with Henry M. Adkins and Sons, Inc. for voting equipment.  The order includes 11 Automark systems totaling $56,320 of which the state will pay $44,467 per contract dated May 13, 2008.

The Board discussed disposition of a 1985 Chevy truck.  The Auditor provided costs to sell the vehicle at Gilbert’s Sale Yard.  The Board will act on the disposition of the vehicle at tomorrow’s regular meeting.

The Board discussed the Sheriff’s parking lot project.  Fox Engineering estimates the project will cost $25-30,000 which includes taking out the curve and straightening the lot on the southwest side.  The Auditor will notify Fox Engineering to proceed with getting bids with the Board pursuing the project as long as it does not exceed $30,000. 

The Board noted the County’s portion of the settlement for the Allied Sixth Addition project.  A hand written claim was approved and issued to Allied Land Development, LLC on June 30 for $66,216.20.

The Board noted fees collected for the quarter ending June 2008 from the Auditor, Recorder and Sheriff.

Chairman Enabnit and the Auditor updated Supv Staudt and Supv Dunkel on the Hazard Mitigation Buyout Program information presented at last Wednesday’s Homeland Security/FEMA meeting at NIACOG in Mason City.  NIACOG will assist the County with the program should the County decide to participate. 

A motion was made by Supervisor Dunkel and seconded by Supervisor Enabnit to adjourn.  Motion carried 2-0.


ATTEST:  _________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                            Arlin V. Enabnit, Chair


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