Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

January 26, 2009, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, January 26, 2009 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Staudt and Supv Dunkel; Absent:  Supv Enabnit..

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

Brian Crane, Growth Properties, LLC, shared information with the Board regarding building improvement projects he has been working on in Charles City and Mason City that are similar to projects being considered for the courthouse.  Crane’s interest as a tax payer and a business owner are that the county explore all options and be cost conscious for a system that will serve the building well.   Crane suggested the county contact a Mason City architect that he has worked with and a firm that works with MidAmerican Energy. 

The Board reviewed two receipts from Marilyn Dettmer, Magistrate Judge, for a bathroom light fixture and window treatment in the judge’s chamber.  Dettmer requested personal reimbursement or a donation receipt for these items.  The Auditor reported that an electrician fixed the previous light fixture when improvements were made to the bathroom and had hoped to hold off on window treatment until the county decided whether or not to do a window replacement project.  The Board will act on this issue at tomorrow’s regular meeting.

The Auditor informed the Board about HF 2539 which went into effect July 1, 2007.  Tax implications of the new law which expands eligibility for health insurance coverage to an employee’s dependent, who no longer meets the IRS dependent qualifications, but is unmarried, an Iowa resident and under the age of 25 or a fulltime student were discussed.  Discussion included the Auditor’s proposal on the County’s treatment of the benefit to the employee, Auxiant’s Compliance Department and our third party auditor’s agreement with proposal, along with review by the County Attorney.  Supv Dunkel would like to know David Vestal’s, ISAC attorney, position on how to handle the tax implications.  The Auditor has not received a reply back regarding the proposal which was e-mailed last week to Brad Holtan, ISAC Accounting Manager, who had distributed information on the subject to all auditors.

The Board noted that Minessa Wiltse was promoted to Lead Jailer with an hourly rate of $13.11 and Tami Knecht will be a jailer with an hourly rate of $12.15, both effective January 29, 2009.

The Board noted the receipt of the Cedar Lake Dam Project, Hydroelectric Project, Preliminary Permit No. 12628-000 Iowa.  The information will be given to Jeff Sherman, Zoning/E911 Addressing/Sanitarian Director, to keep in his file on the project.

The Board noted a $1,000 merit wage increase for Bridget Moe, Emergency Management Coordinator as approved by the Emergency Management Commission. 

The Board reviewed the FY10 budget.  Discussion included funding for the libraries, FOCUS, Crisis Intervention, Fair Society, and Foster Grandparents and wages for Veteran Affairs, Zoning/E-911 Addressing/Sanitarian, and Conservation. 

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

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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