Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

April 6, 2009, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for special session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 6, 2009 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Staudt, Supv. Enabnit, and Supv. Dunkel

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

Tim Fox, Economic Development Executive Director, provided a handout on Valero-Charles City Property Taxation Analysis.  According to the US Bankruptcy Court, Valero has 30 days from the purchase date to accept or reject the IDED High Quality Jobs Creation Agreement.  The only position the County can take is whether or not continue the 90% tax exemption for the remainder of the 12 years per Res #25-05.  Fox’s position is for the county to continue the exemption as it was for Vera Sun. 

Jesse Marzen, County Attorney, and the Board discussed his disclosures to Gardiner-Thomsen, auditors.  Marzen asked for directive from the Board on what to disclose.  Gloria Carr, County Auditor, believes that disclosure requirements include cases where the court has ordered the county liable and unpaid probable liability needs to be accrued on the books for the year audited.  Supv Dunkel believes cases that are public record with the Clerk’s office and reflect court-ordered county liability as of June 30 for the year audited need to be disclosed. 

Marzen provided the Notice of Default for Winnebago Industries for the Board to sign.

Marzen and the Board discussed property known as the Aureola Town Square and how the county can dispose of real property.  The Auditor informed the Board that the property is currently listed as “unknown” and is not in the County’s name.  Marzen will research how to address these types of listings so they can be put back on the tax roll. 

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to set a zoning hearing on April 14 at 9:30 a.m. to act on an application from Terry Bohr to rezone 3.0 acres of property from Ag to R1 for the purpose of a new home.

Sheriff Rick Lynch informed the Board of a grant through the COPS Hiring Recovery Program which became available after the first of the year.  The grant covers salaries and benefits for new law enforcement positions.  Lynch would like the Board’s approval for the grant to offset a deputy that he has budgeted for FY10.  Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve a COPS grant application.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to set a public hearing on April 28, 2008 at 10 a.m. for the FY09 County Budget Amendment.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve Res #12-09 Appropriation Changes for the FY09 budget adjusting certain departments from 90% to 100%.  Motion carried 3-0.

The Board reviewed misc. items that will be sold on Thursday at the DHS garage.  The Board agreed to extend the silent auction to the Floyd County/State DHS employees since many of the items are from that office.   

The Board noted the receipt of a letter from the Floyd County Community Foundation regarding the County’s 2009 application for a Sparky Fire Dog costume for the Floyd County Firefighters Association.  The Foundation is unable to fun this request.

The Board noted the fees collected for the quarter ending March 31, 2009 from the Auditor, Recorder and Sheriff and the fees collected for February and March from the Clerk of Court.

The Board discussed water issues with the Sheriff’s parking lot.  Last week the city provided an estimate of $9,900 to remove approximately 12” of the sub-base material and replace it with a modified sub-base.  The Board suggested they put in strings of tile rather than removing the sub-base.  Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, suggested letting it dry out for a while and then “farm” the ground to get it opened up so it can dry or to do the sub-base as suggested by Allied.  It was agreed to wait a few days to see how things dry out.

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the contract for B28 (Colwell road) paving project with Mathey Construction of Onalaska, WI for $1,960,192.31 and authorize the chair to sign.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve the IDOT Secondary Road budget for FY10 and the 5-year IDOT Secondary Road Construction Program.  Motion carried 3-0.

Rolando and the Board discussed road projects, bridge projects, summer help employment, applications for the Secondary Road vacancy, and reflectors put up along the viaduct. 

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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