Meeting Minutes
1/13/2009

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

January 13, 2009, 9:00 AM

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Staudt, Supv. Dunkel, and Supv. Enabnit.

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to amend the agenda to include review/action regarding the Floyd County Firefighters Association grant.  Motion carried 3-0.  Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the December 22, 23 and 29, 2008 and January 2 and 5, 2009 minutes.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve the following claims:  County #1887-2056, Secondary Roads #11307-11358, MH-DD #58258-58278, and Drains #1.  Motion carried 3-0.

Gail Arjes, Public Health/Home Health Care Director, informed the Board that the state is cutting public health funding by 1% and the state will also be doing a 1% withholding which they need to know the County’s preference on whether to withhold from the public health nursing or home health aide allocation.  Arjes also modified the Local Public Health Contract to reflect Supv Staudt as the Board chair for the contract.  Enabnit/Dunkel moved to take the 1% that the state is withholding from the county out of the public health nursing allocation.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve Resolution #05-09 Adopting the Floyd County UR-2 Urban Revitalization Plan.  Motion carried 3-0.  Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve Ordinance 2009-1 Designating Certain Areas of Floyd County, Iowa as Urban Revitalization Areas for UR-2.  Motion carried 3-0.  Dunkel/Enabnit moved to waive the 2nd and 3rd reading and approve the final reading of Ordinance 2009-1 Designating Certain Areas of Floyd County as Urban Revitalization Areas for UR-2.  Role call vote:  Ayes:  Staudt, Enabnit, Dunkel; Nayes:  none.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve Resolution #06-09 Adopting the Floyd County UR-3 Urban Revitalization Plan.  Motion carried 3-0.  Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve Ordinance 2009-2 Designating Certain Areas of Floyd County, Iowa as Urban Revitalization Areas for UR-3.  Motion carried 3-0.  Enabnit/Dunkel moved to waive the 2nd and 3rd reading and approve the final reading of Ordinance 2009-2 Designating Certain Areas of Floyd County as Urban Revitalization Areas for UR-3.  Role call vote:  Ayes:  Enabnit, Dunkel, Staudt; Nayes:  none.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve the Application for Tax Exemption within the Urban Revitalization Plan of Floyd County for Thomas C and Lorraine A Winterink for the construction of Red Cedar Lodge west of Charles City in UR-2.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the Application for Tax Exemption within the Urban Revitalization Plan of Floyd County for Farmers Cooperative, Marble Rock, for a NAPA Auto Parts store and proposed Cardtrol system for diesel fuel and gasoline on Highway 14 north of the Floyd-Butler county line in UR-3.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to budget $11,000 in FY10 to go along with the $22,000 paid in FY08 for the purpose of the Charles City Area Chamber of Commerce/Community Revitalization to hire a Financial Project Coordinator of Community Development for an 18 month contract.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Bridget Moe, Emergency Management Coordinator, presented bids for a new Emergency Management Department vehicle.  The Emergency Management Commission will act on the purchase of a vehicle at tomorrow’s Commission meeting.  Moe also said the Green Shirt Assessment Team will be in town next week.  Enabnit/Dunkel moved to transfer through a claim $12,500 from Rural Services Fund and $37,500 from General Supplemental Fund.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to appoint Harlan Kolb for Magistrate Appointing Commission for another 6-year term ending December 31, 2014 and Dr. Lisa Kapler to the Board of Health for another 3-year term ending December 31, 2011.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve the courthouse building projects in response to the Governor’s request for infrastructure projects.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the liquor license renewal application for the Rockford Public Golf Course.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve the Floyd County Firefighters Association’s project to obtain a Sparky the Dog Costume for approximately $1,200 and the County agrees to be the Fiscal Sponsor per the Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement for a grant with the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa for the Firefighters Association.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve three contracts for the purchase of right-of-ways for the 110th Street bridge project.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve Resolution #07-09 Policy for Purchase of Right-Of-Way by Floyd County, authorizing the County Engineer to purchase necessary right-of-way for construction and maintenance per the rate schedule as recommended by the County Engineer.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve the Bridge Repair Contract for $169,700 with Minnowa Construction, Inc. per the specifications of the County Engineer for the Shadow Ave and 130th St bridge.   Motion carried 3-0.

Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, commented that the road crews worked 12 hours with all equipment on Friday and worked on hard surface roads with one-way equipment on Saturday and Sunday.  All county roads were checked for accessibility.  Rolando explained the process for the snow removal policy and addressed concerns about snow removal over the weekend.  Foreman’s meeting minutes were provided and discussed.  Mike Galloway, County’s representative for union negotiations, discussed mediation, fact finding, and arbitration processes.  Discussion included the Secondary Roads requests for the next contract and what the County is willing to negotiate.  Negotiations will take place this afternoon.

Supv Dunkel excused himself from the meeting.

Rolando would like to contract Calhoun-Burnes to do bridge inspections which could cost approximately $20,000. 

The Board reviewed the County Engineer, Sanitary Disposal, and Road Clearing budgets for FY10.

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

 

ATTEST:  _________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                            Leo B Staudt, Chair

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors

 

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