The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for a workshop meeting at on Monday, July 28, 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.
Bridget Moe, Emergency Management Coordinator, said no one from FEMA Intergovernmental Affairs has shown up for today’s meeting.Moe updated the Board on flood issues.A disaster recovery committee is being formed to aid people who find themselves still short of assistance from the flood.This committee needs to be formed so certain organizations can come in to do volunteer work.Moe reported that there will be a mitigation meeting in Rockford tomorrow for residents seeking buyout.NIACOG is assisting the city with the meeting.The County will likely have a meeting in August.The city of CharlesCity has not committed to having a meeting yet.
Moe reported that the 911 maps are in but there are some problems with them.Tomorrow, she and Jeff Sherman, Zoning/E911 Addressing/Sanitarian, will check with the company to see what amends can be made.
The Board discussed courthouse projects.Bids from L&J Industries for stair railings, a gate, and window well covers on the courthouse property were reviewed.Specifications are available for the north parking lot.The Auditor will seek bids from three contractors per FEMA’s requirements.Bids will be due August 8.
The Board discussed the need to provide an extension to the law enforcement agreement between Rockford and FloydCounty.Discussion included Rockford not wanting to pay more than $10,000, a reduction in some services for an agreement for less than $50,000 per year, and a law enforcement levy.
Last week Supv Enabnit reviewed a complaint from a payee for a CPC/Case Management client.Enabnit will send a letter to the complainant regarding his findings.
John Torbert, Iowa Drainage District Association representative, provided the Board with information regarding the services and benefits of the association.The association began in 1992 from an ISAC initiative and was operated by volunteers until the workload became too demanding and Torbert was hired as an executive director in 2001.The seven IDDA board members are representative from member counties.The association acts as a voice to state legislature.Recent legislative issues passed include raising the requirement for a hearing with property owners where the drainage cost threshold was $15,000 and is now $20,000 and where remonstrance thresholds raised from $20,000 to $25,000.Issues that did not pass due to influence of the association include where 100% of property owners have to agree to the establishment of a new drainage district and warding off requirements, such as trustees being required to get clean-water act permits before any improvements can be made to a drainage district.The association can provide resources for specific county issues but mainly works as a lobbyist at the state level.The cost for counties to join is $0.02/acre of land in drainage districts.The Board will not take any action at this time.
A motion was made by Supervisor Staudt and seconded by Supervisor Enabnit to adjourn.Motion carried 3-0.