Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

September 23, 2008, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Enabnit, Supv. Staudt, and Supv. Dunkel.

Dunkel/Staudt to amend the agenda to include taking action on a fireworks permit.  Motion carried 3-0.  Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve the September 8, 9, and 15, 2008 minutes.  Motion carried 3-0.

The Board would like to discuss approval of personal claims for department heads at a future workshop.  Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the following claims:  County #688-866, Secondary Roads #11056-11082, MH-DD #58061-58100.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dunkel/Staudt moved to have a public hearing for the disposal of county-owned property located in the NW1/4 of S34-T95N-R15W on October 28 at 9:30 a.m.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Staudt/Dunkel moved to set public hearings for 10 a.m. on October 14 for three zoning changes: 1) AG to C-1 for Tom Winterink for property located at 1880 Gilbert St; 2) AG to R-1 for Luke R. Chatfield for property located at 1790 Quarry Rd; 3) AG to R-1 for Tim McCandless for property located at 3025 Greene Rd.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the Law Enforcement Agreement Pursuant to Chapter 28E of the Code of Iowa between Floyd County and the City of Rockford as presented by the County Attorney.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Staudt/Dunkel moved to appoint Jan Streich as a County Magistrate Appointing Commission member to fill a vacancy through December 31, 2008 and to a six-year term beginning January 1, 2009.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dunkel/Staudt moved to authorize a transfer of funds from our Farm to Market account to the IDOT account for materials inspection costs in the amount of $366.18.  Motion carried 3-0.

Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve Resolution #21-08 to establish a 45 MPH speed limit from the north corporate limits of Charles City at the Centerline intersection of 195th St and Gilbert St. to 2,511 feet northwest to the intersection of Cedar Crest Lane and Gilbert St.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, updated the board on foremanís minutes, the viaduct project, the 180th St bridge, the 300th St bridge being open now, staffing for the dumb site, and potential salt/calcium chloride shortages for this winter.  Rolando provided his FY08 Official Report of County Highway Engineer to the Iowa Department of Transportation for the Board to review.  The Board signed papers for the design of the 110th St bridge. 

The public hearing regarding an application for Agracel, Inc. (paid by Salisbury Inv Farm Trust) to rezone part of 45 acres located in S21-96N-16W was opened at 10:04 a.m.  A representative from Agracel spoke about the splitting of approximately 45 acres into tract 1 as residential and tract 2 as commercial.  Alan McGregor, Zoning Commission Chair, informed the Board about discussions the commission had during their hearing earlier today.  Discussion included the potential for an interchange in the area, division of the property, appropriateness of the portion of the property to be zoned commercial rather than residential, and the Commissionís unanimous vote to change the designation from R-1 to C-1.  The hearing closed at 10:14 a.m.  Dunkel/Staudt moved at the request of the Zoning Commission to rezone 21.4 acres located in S21-96N-16W, known as tract 2 in the rezoning plan map provided.  Motion carried 3-0.

Jeff Sherman, Zoning/E-911 Addressing/Sanitarian Coordinator, Misty Norton, Zoning/Board of Health Assistant, Alan McGregor, Paul and Jackie Ritter, Wallace Schilling, Ruth Farmer, and Gil White attended the portion of the meeting regarding a construction permit application for Christensen Farms Midwest for one swine confinement building with a deep concrete manure pit for 4,980 head with a calculated annual weight capacity of 1,992 animal units.  Sherman reported to the Board the he and a representative from the DNR reviewed the master matrix and found no issues with the matrix scoring.  Sherman said the only issue the DNR found was that seeding had not been done yet since the original building was built and the state would address that issue but it had no bearing on the current application.  The Auditor provided copies of letters from Ruth Farmer, Jackie Ritter and Paul Ritter expressing concerns of water contamination, air quality and the saturation of confinements in the area.  Board discussion included protesting to the Environmental Protection Commission, farming practices, the location of sites throughout the county, and local, family-owned farm confinements versus large confinements owned by companies residing outside of the county.  Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the master matrix scoring but disapprove the application for Christensen Farms Midwest and to notify the DNR accordingly.  Motion carried 3-0.  Chairman Enabnit will sign the letter to the DNR regarding the Boardís position on this issue after the meeting.

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to write a letter to the Environmental Protection Commission requesting the Board have an opportunity to appear before the EPC with respect to the Christensen Farms Midwest application.  Motion carried 2-1 with Supv Staudt opposing.

Bob Lincoln, CPC/Case Management Director, provided the Board with MH/D Regional Service Pilot Project Legislation.  Discussion included the network regional services functions and operations, fiscal agent services, county funding for the region with the FY08 fund balances and current taxes.  Lincoln said he hopes to have a 28E ready in November.  Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve Resolution #08-22 To Join 28E Pilot Project for Mental Health & Disability County Service Network.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the fireworks application for Aaron Hobert for a display at the Winnebago Scout Reservation on September 27, 2008.  Motion carried 3-0.

Gil White spoke to the Board about a driveway culvert being too small and the culvert being partially washed out by the June flood waters.  Supv Dunkel suggested there could possibly be FEMA assistance available for the washed out area.  White claims that a larger culvert was replaced with a smaller culvert prior to him owning the property.  Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, said that the Secondary Roads Foreman reported that the water damage was minimal and was mainly due to the way a berm was built after the 1999 flood.  White requested the County pay for a portion of his culvert extension because the culvert was too small to begin with, especially with semis driving in and out of the driveway.  Rolando stated that the county does not pay for culvert extension but will maintain the culverts after the culvert has been put in place at the property ownerís expense. 

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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