The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop session at on Monday, February 9, 2009 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:Chairman Staudt, Supv Dunkel and Supv Enabnit.
Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the agenda as presented.Motion carried 3-0.
The Board will review claims individually after the meeting.
Jay Hansen, Prairie Ridge Executive Director, thanked the Board for the past nine years of contributing to Prairie Ridge through the County Substance Abuse Prevention Services grant.FY10 is the tenth and last year that Prairie Ridge requested counties to contribute to their endowment.The paperwork for the Iowa Department of Public Health grant is not available yet.The Board does intend to fund Prairie Ridge through the grant for FY10.
Brian Crane, Growth Properties, spoke to the Board about needs that the JeffersonSchool building could serve and his interest in purchasing and renovating the building.Crane inquired about interest the county may have in occupying space in the building.
Bridget Moe, Emergency Management Coordinator, spoke with the Board about Hazard Mitigation grants.Moe is on a FEMA list for a grant for river gages but it is possibly unlikely that we will not be considered for funding.Moe and Jeff Sherman, Zoning/E911 Addressing/Sanitarian Director, have picked designated areas on the Cedar and Shell Rock rivers where gage sticks could be placed fairly inexpensively.Another grant available is funding for the county’s 5-year Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.The County could have three meeting and a meeting in each city where each public attendee counts towards a $4,800 grant.
Moe inquired about using the County pickup for towing the Emergency Command trailer and possibly having either a janitor, Sherman or the Secondary Road Foreman trained to pull and setup the trailer for situations.
Moe provided a notice for Floyd County Search and Rescue regarding SAR response to motor vehicle crashes and structure fires.
Moe also inquired about how boundaries for fire districts were established.A couple of districts have inquired about changes.It is understood that the Firefighter’s Association originally set the boundaries.Moe could possibly be an arbitrator for the association if borders need to be changed.
The Board discussed use of the vacated MentalHealthCenter office in the Veteran Affairs area.The Board would like to meet with the Veterans Commission, possibly on February 23.
Judy Babcock, Nashua Welcome Center Director, requested funding for FY10 for the new center.The center is planning on opening on April 1.The Center hopes to be self supporting after FY10.
The Board discussed Deputy Sheriff Association negotiations.Reducing the Appendix for deputies salaries will likely be reduced since the Association does not intend to make changes to the health plan.
Supv Dunkel will complete an ISAC County Management Survey.
The bi-annual employee wellness program is scheduled for March 10-12.
The Board noted the fees collected from Clerk of Court for the month of January.
The Board noted the receipt of the City of Charles City resolution authorizing a loan agreement and a $38,700 General Obligation Street Equipment Acquisition Note and providing for the levy of taxes to pay the same.
Jesse Marzen, CountyAttorney, explained the cost impact of the court going to every other week in MitchellCounty.
The annual tour of the Floyd County Medical Center is postponed until February 23.
A motion was made by Supervisor Dunkel and seconded by Supervisor Enabnit to adjourn.Motion carried 3-0.