Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

March 30, 2009, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for special session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 30, 2009 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Staudt, Supv. Enabnit, and Supv. Dunkel

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the applications for “Slough Bill” property tax exemptions for 2,943.3 agriculture acres, 43.9 commercial acres and 103.96 residential acres, totaling 3,091.16 acres with 100% assessed value of  $2,639,630.  Motion carried 2-1 with Supv Dunkel opposing.

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve the contract with Iowa Department of Public Health County Substance Abuse Prevention Service for FY10.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve An Agreement Between the North Iowa Area Council of Governments and Floyd County to provide technical assistance for assembling, preparing and publishing a Comprehensive Plan.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, provided the Auditor with information regarding a call from Roger Ritter on Drainage District #9.  The $1,177.67 in repairs completed last year did not solve the water problem on his field.  Rolando left message that the costs to fix this will likely exceed the limits to assess and we will need to go through the engineering, bidding, and hearing requirements.  The County Attorney was informed of this issue. 

The Board reviewed the notes from Jeff Sherman, Zoning/E911 Addressing/Sanitarian Director, regarding drainage district #2 and his meeting with the EPA and Mason City DNR on March 25, 2009.  Supv. Staudt updated the board on repairs that the trustees intend to do with the drain including fixing the tile and rebuilding the concrete structure with approval from Gary Gerhard. 

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to send a notice to Winnebago Industries regarding their default on the Enterprise Zone contract and to advise the Assessor to put the property back on the tax roles for the April assessment notices that will be going out.  Motion carried 3-0.  The County Attorney will draft a letter to Winnebago Industries regarding the default. 

The Board reviewed KPE Consulting’s revised proposal for the courthouse building projects which splits the one project including HVAC, window replacement and roof replacement into three projects.  The Board does not intend to spend any money at this time until there is more information on whether or not the County can obtain funding through the “Shovel Ready” or other grant opportunities. 

The Board discussed the handwritten claims process.  Handwritten claims are intended for emergency situations that will save a department money or meet a deadline date that cannot be met during the normal claims process.  Should this type of situation arise and to reduce the number of calls, the Board would rather the Auditor’s staff contact two Board members for approval rather than having the department heads contact the Board and then the Board contacting the Auditor’s staff.  Supv Staudt will share the Board’s position with Department Head at the April 7 Department Head meeting.

Future agenda items:  1) Tim Fox to meet with the Board at the April 6 workshop meeting to discuss enterprise zone properties/taxes; 2) Discussion regarding funds available to plug a commercial well; 3) Review/Action regarding vacancy on the Board of Health.

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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