Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

August 26, 2008, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 26, 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 amend the agenda to include discussion on a Marble Rock Veterans Memorial sign.  Motion carried 3-0.  Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 3-0. 

With regard to the August 11 minutes, the Board discussed that the number of laptops for the Pubic Safety Interoperable Communications System (PSIC) grant has been reduced from 29 to 25 and they believe the Emergency Management Coordinator should be the recipient of one of the laptops should the grant be approved.  Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the August 11, 12, 18, and 20, 2008 minutes.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the following claims:  County #438-582, Secondary Roads #10989-11018, MH-DD #58002-58039.  Motion carried 3-0.

Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the appointment of Norman Klemesrud as a part time Assistant County Attorney starting August 18, 2008 with a wage of $58,401 per year which is 90% of the full time certified wage.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Sheriff Rick Lynch, Jesse Marzen, County Attorney, Robert Tumilson, Mayor of Rockford, and Diane Marker, Rockford Councilperson and the Board discussed law enforcement for the City of Rockford.  Lynch reported 168, 72, 56 and 62 calls made to Rockford, Rudd, Marble Rock and Floyd respectively from June to present.  The Sheriff also has a Deputy provide a regular presence in Rockford versus just driving through other towns.  Staudt/Dunkel made a motion to lower the law enforcement agreement between the City of Rockford and Floyd County to $35,000 for July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  Motion carried 3-0.  Tumilson and Marker will take this information to their council for action at their September 9 meeting.

Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the Floyd County Emergency Management Coordinator as an alternate on the NIACOG Hazmat Board with voting privileges in the absence of the County Supervisor member and send a letter to NIACOG accordingly to make them aware of the County’s intent.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, provided motor grader bid information from Murphy Tractor
& Equipment/John Deere, Scott Van Keppel/Volvo, and Ziegler, Inc/Caterpillar.  Representatives from all three companies spoke on behalf of their equipment.  Staudt/Dunkel moved to buy one Caterpillar and one John Deere with trade-ins.  Motion carried 3-0.  The John Deere has a purchase price of $210,995, $24,000 trade-in for the 1987 motor grader, netting $186,995 with a five year buyback of $118,000 and the Caterpillar has a purchase price of $239,229, $19,700 trade-in, netting $219,529 with a five year buyback of $120,000.

Rolando reported that dirt work on the viaduct project should be finished up today or tomorrow, with a modified sub-base going down tomorrow.  The 300th St bridge should be done next week.  Crews are waiting on the culvert for 180th St.  The Shadow Ave bridge north of 130th may not get done this year.  They are clearing up some wetland and other issues on 110th St.  There are about 14-16 miles of rock resurfacing left.  Day labor crews are getting close to finishing up FEMA work.  The Engineer’s office will likely be purchasing a new copier from Koch out of Cedar Rapids for $5,479 plus a maintenance agreement of $360/quarter.

Rolando and the Board discussed State right-of-way issues for the Marble Rock Veterans Memorial sign off of Highway 14 and B60 per Doug Merfeld’s request.  Merfeld will need to do more research on how much jurisdiction the DOT has and research a possible ordinance.  

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 Supervisor


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