Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

March 23, 2009, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 23, 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. 

Bridget Moe, Emergency Management Coordinator, updated the Board on how the Community Disaster Grant Program funds can be spent.  Tornado sirens at county camp grounds and at Gates bridge, adding on to the existing shelter or building a new, larger shelter at Ackley Park for a “tornado-safe” area, and additional road signs are being considered in addition to Secondary Roads and Public Health claims. 

Moe explained the termination of the Floyd County Search and Rescue.  Roy Schwickerath, Fire Chief, is willing to take over the volunteers.  Eleven S&R volunteers are not volunteer firemen.  Moe suggested the county retain the S&R equipment.  Moe said three fire chiefs from the county suggested the jaws go to Floyd because it would be in closer proximity to calls that occur more often along the Avenue of Saints at Floyd.  Moe will schedule a meeting with Supv Dunkel, Chief Schwickerath and Moe for next week to discuss the subject more.  A meeting with the Emergency Management Commission will be set at a later date. 

The Auditor presented a list of miscellaneous items collected at the DHS building that need to be disposed.  The Board discussed providing department heads an opportunity to view and reserve any items they can use on behalf of the county and then offer remaining items through a silent auction to county employees.  The Board noted that the Sheriff will be trading a 2004 Chevy Impala to offset the cost of equipment for a new squad car. 

The Board noted the receipt of a resolution adopted by the City of Charles City authorizing a loan agreement through the issuance of a General Obligation Corporate Purpose Note in an amount not to exceed $150,000 for the acquisition of a fire truck, police vehicle, equipment for the police, fire and street departments and the removal of trees in the right of way and providing the levy of taxes to pay the same.

Jesse Marzen, County Attorney, informed the Board about the County being named as a defendant in a federal foreclosure lawsuit.  Marzen explained the County was named because of court costs.  Marzen said he is not licensed and does not intend to be licensed for federal court and recommends the county procure Roger Sutton who is licensed for federal court to handle these types of cases for the County.  The Board will act on this at tomorrow’s regular meeting.

Future agenda items:  1) outcome of economic development meeting and 2) courthouse improvement as a “shovel ready” project.

A motion was made by Supervisor Dunkel and seconded by Supervisor Enabnit to adjourn.  Motion carried 3-0.


ATTEST:  ________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                           Leo B. Staudt, Chair

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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