The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:Chairman Enabnit, Supv. Staudt, and Supv. Dunkel.
Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the agenda as presented.Motion carried 3-0.
Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the Sept 22, 23, 29 and Oct 6, 2008 minutes.Motion carried 3-0.
Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the following claims: County #867-1109, Secondary Roads #11083-11138, MH-DD #58101-58122. Motion carried 3-0.
Dunkel/Staudt moved to abate the taxes and any interest or penalties for SunnysideMemoryGardens located at 2267 Old Highway Rd, CharlesCity in the amount of $3,234 for taxes payable FY09 for parcel #000122030000200.Motion carried 3-0.
Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the hiring of Norm Klemesrud from part time to full time as Assistant County Attorney with an annual salary of $64,890 effective October 21, 2008.Motion carried 3-0.
Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve conducting a test well drill on the courthouse property for approximately $7,500 for a geothermal heating/cooling system.Motion carried 3-0.
Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve a 60-month lease for a new postage machine with Pitney Bowes for $192.84/month.Motion carried 3-0.
Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the waiving of building permits for two years for anyone who lost their homes due to the June 2008 flood and is rebuilding in rural FloydCounty.Motion carried 3-0.
Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the Application for Tax Exemption within the Urban Revitalization Plan of Floyd County for Farmers Cooperative for a $927,082 project including the construction of a new facility to house a NAPA Auto Parts store adjacent to Iowa Highway 14 and on the same tract a proposed Cardtrol system for diesel fuel and gasoline.Motion carried 3-0.
Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve an Application of Underground Construction for Heartland Power Coop for a hog site on 130th St west of Windfall Ave at the recommendation of the CountyEngineer.Motion carried 3-0.
Dusten Rolando,, CountyEngineer, and the Board discussed the finished viaduct, collection site, salt supply for this winter, Colwell road paving plans, the 110th St bridge, and union negotiations.
At the Board opened the hearing for zoning changes on three properties.Jeff Sherman, Zoning/E-911 Addressing/Sanitarian Director commented that there does not need to be a hearing or action taken on property located at 1790 Quarry Road, Charles City for Luke Chatfield because Chatfield is not going through with the property purchase and on property located at 3025 Greene Rd, Greene for Timothy McCandless due to the Zoning Commission denying the zoning change because the Treasurer reports the taxes for the year have not been paid and will not sign a document that states they have been paid.No further discussion or action was taken on the Chatfield and McCandless zoning change applications.The hearing continued for the application made by Tom Winterink to rezone 33 acres from AG to C-1 for the purpose of building a lodge/retreat with three cabins and office on property located at 1880 Gilbert St in the SW¼ of S35-T96N-R16W, St CharlesTownship.There were no written or oral objections to the zoning change received prior to the meeting.A handout of the Red Cedar Lodge project was provided.Tim Fox, Area Development Corporation Executive Director, spoke in support of the zoning change because the project compliments the amenities of the area.Sherman stated that additional property along the river adjacent to the Fifer property will be purchased for the project as well and is included in the zoning change.Connie Parson, Parson Real Estate, commented that the project passed zoning last week unanimously.Gene Parson, Parson Real Estate, stated that the sale of the property is scheduled to close on October 21. The project is expected to be completed by May 1, 2009.Dick Herbrechtsmeyer commented that Winterinks have purchased a home in FloydCounty and that they have a school-aged child.The hearing closed at closed at Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the zoning change of 33 acres from AG to C-1 for property located at 1880 Gilbert St in the SW¼ of S35-T96N-R16W for Tom Winterink at the recommendation of the Zoning Commission.Motion carried 3-0.
Tim Fox, Area Development Corporation Executive Director, inquired on the Farmers Coop application for Tax Exemption with Urban Revitalization.When told the Board had acted on this earlier, Fox explained that prior work needed to be done before the Board could take action.Fox offered to contact NIACOG for assistance with the Urban Revitalization Plan, noting that NIACOG is busy with extra flood work so this could delay the project.Fox noted in his letter with the application stated that the Farmers Cooper is willing to reimburse FloydCounty for the $500 NIACOG administrative fee.Dunkel/Staudt moved to rescind motion above for Farmers Coop until Tim Fox has an opportunity to work on the Urban Revitalization Plan with NIACOG.Motion carried 3-0.
Fox commented that the Winterink plan requires an update to the Urban Revitalization Plan as well and offered to work with NIACOG on this project.Staudt/Dunkel moved to table action on the Application for Tax Exemption within the Urban Revitalization Plan for applicant Thomas C. and Lorraine A. Winterink.Motion carried 3-0.
The Board discussed the application for Wesley, Ltd. for one swine confinement building with a deep concrete manure pit with an animal unit capacity of 1,992 head.Dennis Chambers representing Wesley, Ltd., addressed questions regarding the location of the site.The Board received 18 letters in opposition of the confinement.Paul and Jackie Ritter attended the meeting and expressed opposition to this project due to the saturation of confinements, the smell of hogs and manure, water contamination concerns, the matrix scoring process and farmers not putting confinements next to their own homes. Jeff Sherman, Zoning/E911 Addressing/Sanitarian Director commented that he and a representative from the DNR went to the location and verified the matrix numbers and found no issues.Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the matrix scoring.Motion carried 3-0.Dunkel/Staudt moved to write a letter to the DNR objecting the application. Motion carried 3-0.
A motion was made by Supervisor Staudt and seconded by Supervisor Dunkel to adjourn.Motion carried 3-0.