Meeting Minutes
7/22/2008

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

July 22, 2008, 9:00 AM

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Enabnit and Supv. Staudt; Absent:  Supv. Dunkel.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 2-0. 

Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the July 7, 8 and 14, 2008 minutes.  Motion carried 2-0.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the following claims:  County #86-258, Secondary Roads #10898-10942, MH-DD #57941-57976.  Motion carried 2-0.

 Susan Nelson, representing the City of Marble Rock Visioning Committee, requested permission of the County to erect a sign on the west side of the bridge on B60 on county property.  A photo of the area and an enhanced photo with the proposed sign on the property were provided along with the GIS aerial view of the property.   Nelson reported that the City Council has approved the sign.  The Board discussed deeding the property to the City of Marble Rock.  Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the City of Marble Rock, Visioning Committee, putting a sign up on the west side of the bridge on County property.  Motion carried 2-0. 

Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the End of Year Report FY08 Local Public Health Services Contract, Section 1 Performance Measure including 196 units of Tetanus immunizations.  Motion carried 2-0.

Enabnit/Staudt moved to abate $44 for a mobile home owned by William Bradley Hoppin, tax receipt 2007-2008 10-04567-01.  Motion carried 2-0.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the Treasurer’s Semi-Annual report for FY08 and authorize the Treasurer to publish the report.  Motion carried 2-0.

Enabnit/Staudt moved to accept the bid from Eagle Construction and Woodworking for $4,858.60 to remodel the drivers testing work station area.  Motion carried 2-0.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to suspend 2008/2009 taxes for four property owners who qualify for state supplementary assistance through DHS per Iowa Code 427.9 and direct the Auditor to notify the Treasurer accordingly.  Motion carried 2-0.

The Board noted the receipt of a letter from the Iowa Department of Revenue estimating the FY09 tax credits for Homestead at 72%, Military at 100% and Elderly and Disabled at 100%.  Staudt/Enabnit moved that the County fund the Homestead Tax Credit, Military Service Property Tax Exemption, and Elderly and Disabled Tax Credit at the same percentages as the state for FY09.  Motion carried 2-0. 

Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the 2008 cancellations and Applications for Military Exemptions and Applications for Homestead Tax Credits for taxes payable FY10 at the recommendation of the County Assessor.  Motion carried 2-0.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve voiding warrant #60973 issued to Wal-Mart in the amount of $289 for a Families Making Connections claim which was issued in FY08.  Motion carried 2-0. 

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve Floyd County Employee Health Plan Amendment #2.  Motion carried 2-0.

Bob Lincoln, CPC/Case Management Director, provided an update on the MH-DD agency.  Before the end of the year, Lincoln approved the purchase of a laptop computer and a projector.  Lincoln updated the Board on the regional mental health center and will hopefully have a recommendation by the end of August on how to proceed.  Lincoln will be seeking bids for a new vehicle from automobile dealers in the Counties he works with.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve a fireworks permit for J&M Displays on August 2 for Marble Rock Fun Days and for the fireworks to be set off on property owned by the County.  Motion carried 2-0.

The Board reviewed three different project bids for work in the Magistrate Judge’s Chamber.  Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the two of three bids, one for 1,814.78 and one for $2,790.42, from Quade Construction for remodeling work in the Magistrate Judge’s Chamber.  Motion carried 2-0.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to accept the $750 bid from Kamm Excavating to remove concrete on the SE and SW corners of the courthouse property and place black dirt for reseeding.  Motion carried 2-0.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to appoint Richard Uetz to the Conservation Board, replacing Tom Sisson, for a term ending June 30, 2013.  Motion carried 2-0. 

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the second reading of the amendment to Ordinance #137 Floyd County Board of Health and to wave the third reading.  Motion carried 2-0.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the hiring of Walker Jung for the Secondary Road Dept General Mechanic position at a rate of $14.82 per hour, with the hiring pending results of required pre-employment drug testing and physical.  Motion carried 2-0. 

Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, informed the Board about an organized sea-to-sea bicycle tour from Seattle to New Jersey from June 30 to August 30.  The tour includes 145 cyclists riding on behalf of a church reform for poverty.  The riders will be entering the west side of the county, traveling through Rockford then Charles City on their way to Ionia.  Floyd County is listed as additionally insured with the organization sponsoring the ride.     

Rolando updated the Board on a conversation he had with Bill Brandau regarding a mutual drainage district in Rudd Township.  Brandau provided Rolando with all the maps of the area and the tiles, a list of property owners, and the acres in the drainage area.  Brandau is interested in changing from a mutual drainage district to a county controlled drainage district.  The Board will hold off making any decisions until after they meet next Monday with the Iowa Drainage District Association representative and possibly seek legal counsel that specializes in drainage districts.

Rolando questioned the area of the Marble Rock sign and wants to make sure the sign is not placed on the County right-of-way area.  The Board is sure the sign will not be on the right-of-way area. 

Rolando reported that the Rockford road is finished and was opened last Friday.  An update on the viaduct project was provided.  Foreman’s meeting notes, the 300th Street bridge and day labor projects were discussed.  The Board is satisfied with Rolando choosing a date for Secondary Roads to stop picking up flood damaged items.  Rolando will be working on specifications for the north parking lot and provide them to the Auditor before the end of the week. 

Rolando and the Board discussed a property owner’s complaint of gravel being put on a road treated for dust control.  Rolando provided the Board with a copy of their dust control policy and would like the Board to keep the policy the way it is written.  The issue of the complaint was found to have been an error made by Allied who had overlooked instructions to not rock that area.  Allied is taking responsibility for resolving the problem by paying for new dust control.

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

 

ATTEST:  _________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                            Arlin V. Enabnit, Chair

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors

 

 

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