Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

November 25, 2008, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 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 review/action regarding health insurance stop loss provider and deductible, review/action regarding appointments to the hospital commission and flood buyout update.  Motion carried 3-0.  Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the November 10 and 17, 2008 minutes.  Motion carried 3-0.

Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the following claims:  County #1391-1598 Secondary Roads #11202-11239, MH-DD #58174-58205.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dunkel/Staudt moved to table hiring legal counsel for drainage district re-assessments at this time.  Motion carried 3-0.  Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, provided Jim Wittís name as a drainage district specialist.  Witt is a previous county engineer and does survey work and could possibly be a resource for the County or would be able to provide the name of an attorney who is familiar with drainage district law.  Chairman Enabnit will provide Wittís name to the County Attorney and let the County Attorney contact Witt for more information and get back to the Board on who will represent the County with the re-assessments.

Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, presented the 2008 Supervisorís Report for the Floyd County Secondary Road Department, an article from the Spokesman regarding roads, and the foremanís meeting minutes.  The Engineerís office is researching new transit equipment and would like to proceed with the purchase of a bid from Iowa Transit.  Final plans are available for the 110th St bridge and Rolando is working with acquisitions of land.  Rolando will be attending a meeting today with the City of Charles City regarding flooding in the city.  Plans for the Packard Ave road project are available for review.  Check plans for the Colwell road are available and are scheduled for March letting.  New furnaces were put in some of the Secondary Road sheds.  Concerns of potential road problems in Cedar Township due to grain and manure hauling around hog confinement areas were discussed. 

Flashing lights for the 45 mph speed limit signs by the viaduct were ordered.  Rolando provided a quote for $15,000 to place guardrails in areas where guardrails are not required per the bridge design and speed limit.  Rolando stands by his recommendation to not put up additional guardrails.  Discussion including putting up reflector posts, possibly moving the 45 mph speed limit out further, and using the Sheriffís speed monitor trailer. 

Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the applications and cancellations for Family Farm Tax Credit for 2008 and to disallow one application as the land is assessed as a rural residential site and does not qualify, all at the recommendation of the Floyd County Assessor.  Motion carried 3-0.

Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the use of the north courthouse parking lot to set off a small fireworks display by Tim Laube, representing J&M Displays following the lighted parade in Charles City on December 5, pending proof of insurance naming the County as insured on J&Mís policy is provided.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve stop loss health insurance coverage with Perico with a deductible of $65,000 and a premium of $160,338 effective January 1, 2009.  Motion carried 3-0.

Staudt/Dunkel moved to appoint Myrna Jakoubek and Mike Marth to the Floyd County Memorial Hospital Commission for another 3-year term starting January 1, 2009.

Gail Arjes, Public Health/Home Health Care Director, updated the Board on her contact with the State Veterinarianís office who said they are waiting on more information from Bill Vorhes regarding the cattle issue. 

The Auditor informed the Board that Ruth and Alvin Hagg have withdrawn their name from the flood buyout list due to FEMA rules of not being able to use the existing well for their new house and not wanting to give up the parcel of land that was flooded to the county. 

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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