Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

November 3, 2008, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, November 3, 2008 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Supv. Staudt, Chair Pro-Tem and Supv. Dunkel; Absent:  Chairman Enabnit

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

Sheriff Rick Lynch, Jesse Marzen, County Attorney, Trevis O’Connell, Mayor of Floyd, Bob Tumilson, Mayor of Rockford, Lon Isakson, Council Member of Colwell, Doug Merfeld, Mayor of Marble Rock, and the Board discussed law enforcement for the small towns.  Lynch presented information on visibility of officers patrolling and number of calls in each town over an 11-day period.  The numbers represent that it takes approximately 1.5 deputies per year to service the small communities.  Using Lynch’s information, per capita numbers, and deputies wages, benefits and vehicle costs, samples of fees to cities were computed.  Discussion included the burden of those figures to the cities but recognizing that the fee should be higher than $3 per capita.  Lynch assured the cities that no matter what fee is negotiated between the cities and the Board of Supervisors, he will continue to provide service to the cities because of his law enforcement oath.   The Supervisors will get back to the mayors with their proposal in a timely manner for budgeting purposes.

The Auditor informed the Board that Nexant’s engineer reviewed the Technical Engineering Analysis provided by KPE Consulting.  They concur with KPE that the courthouse is limited with heating options due to the structure of the building.  Nexant will be getting back with the County on their EfficiencyPartners program with MidAmerican Energy and how it can benefit the County.  KPE Consulting notified the Auditor that Soy Basics in New Hampton has a heating/cooling system with units suggested by KPE.  They are willing to set up an appointment for the Board to visit Soy Basics if they would like to.  Supv Dunkel suggested this be brought up at tomorrow’s Department Head meeting to see if any one else is interested in participating. 

The Board noted the 2008 assessment limitation order (rollback) received by the Iowa Department of Revenue.  The taxable value of residential realty will be 45.5893% of the assessed value; 93.8568 to the value of agricultural realty; and no adjustments to the value of commercial realty, industrial realty, railroad property, and utility property

The Auditor informed the Board that the Pitney Bowes contract for a 60-month lease on a new postage machine was lowered from $192.84 per month to $183.18 per month.   

The Board noted the receipt of the FY08 Cost Allocation Plan.  The total indirect costs claimed on quarterly Department of Human Services Local Administrative Expense reports for FY10 is $103,679.  The total reimbursement for the year should be about $46,656.  Targeted Case Management indirect costs are $9,411 and will be adjusted through the federal Title XIX (Medicaid) funds.

The Auditor informed the Board of a couple of issues with the Magistrate Court Judges Chambers and updated the Board on other projects on fourth floor.  The Auditor will get bids for carpet in the Judges Chamber.

Future agenda items:  scheduling 2009 holidays

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


ATTEST:  ________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                           Leo B Staudt, Chair Pro-Tem

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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