Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

December 22, 2008, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, December 22, 2008 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Enabnit and Supv. Staudt; Absent:  Supv. Dunkel.

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

Jesse Marzen, County Attorney, the Board and the Auditor discussed two transcript bills and one medical treatment bill received from Franklin County for a defendant in a case that was transferred from Floyd County to Franklin County.  Marzen refuses to approve the payment of the bills because he wanted to prosecute the case but the Attorney General’s office took it away from him so he believes the AG’s office should pay the bills.  The Auditor read section 2.11(10)c from the Iowa Code Rules which was provided by Barb Fuls, Clerk of Court.  According to the rules, all expenses attendant upon the change of venue and trial, including the costs of keeping the defendant, which shall be allowed by the court trying the case, may be recovered by the receiving county from the transferring county.   Although Marzen, the Auditor and the Board agree that the AG’s office will not pay the bills, Marzen would like to see something in writing from them rejecting payment.  The Board requested the Auditor contact the AG’s office regarding written documentation on their position on paying these bills.   

Marzen updated the Board on the judge’s ruling on a case between a terminated deputy sheriff and the Floyd County Civil Service Commission.  Discussion included appealing the judge’s ruling, Crook’s termination date and the back pay time period. 

Travis Thomas, Floyd County Fair Board representative, presented the Floyd County Fair Society’s annual report for fiscal year ending September 30, 2008.  Thomas commented that this year is the 150th Anniversary of the fair and spoke of special activities they would like to hold in recognition of the event.  The County currently pays $20,000 to the Fair Society as a donation and rent for the dump site property.  Thomas mentioned that if the county could contribute more, funding would help offset costs for anniversary event and other expenses.  The Auditor reported that Scott Dight was unable to attend today’s meeting but suggested at least a cost of living increase in the county’s contribution for FY10.        

Last week the Auditor received a call from Jim Lane, Jester Insurance, who is an underwriter for EMC Insurance.  Lane stated that EMC will continue covering the townships but we need to provide them with specific insurance needs, i.e. directors coverage, liability, property, etc.  The Auditor expects to receive something in writing from EMC confirming this and will follow up with our local agent.  

The Auditor updated the Board on providing internet access for the Mental Health Center counselors in the Veteran Affairs office.  Discussion included Solutions review of the office space and MHC/VA privacy concerns.  The Auditor sent an e-mail to Ron Mormann and Andy Eastwood, MHC representatives, but has not received a reply back from them yet on how they would like to proceed.  

The Board noted $1,294.52 in fees collected for the month of November from the Clerk of Court.

Sheriff Rick Lynch provided the title for a 2000 Ford squad car.  Light bars and some equipment need to be removed from the vehicle.  Discussion included whether or not to sell the Ford or the Pontiac.  The Auditor will visit with the Assessor about our options.   

Future agenda items:  infrastructure planning and union negotiations.

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


ATTEST:  _________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                            Arlin V. Enabnit, Chair

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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