Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

April 20, 2009, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 20, 2009 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Staudt, Supv. Enabnit, and Supv. Dunkel

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to amend the agenda to include noting a Civil Service Commissioner resignation.  Motion carried 3-0.  Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 3-0.

Jesse Marzen, County Attorney, presented information regarding a minor consumption ordinance.  The FOCUS organization is waiting on the County to take the next step.  The Auditor will provide Marzen with ordinance language from other counties.  Marzen will pull information together for the Board to review at a future meeting.   

Steve Swartzrock, Swartzrock Implement, expressed concern about the County Engineer’s bidding process for a tractor and mower unit.  Swartzrock would like the county to set policies for local businesses to always have an opportunity to bid on county projects.  The Board will visit about a bidding policy at the next workshop.

Swartzrock also requested consideration for Old Highway Road to be put in a 5-year plan for repair/replacement as it is not in good shape.

Supv Dunkel informed the Supervisors about a committee who has interest in putting community ball diamonds at the Floyd County Fair Grounds.  Scott Dight, Fair Board representative, explained how the Fair became involved in entertaining the idea of ball diamonds on the fair grounds property.  Discussion included flooding issues, other locations considered, electrical issues, accessibility for children on bicycles, and funding the project.  Supv Dunkel will represent the County on future baseball complex meetings.

The Auditor and Gail Arjes, PH/HHC Director, visited with the Board about the Iowa Dept of Public Health’s new requirements for the county to list the state and DHS as additional insured on the county’s policy and include a waiver of subrogation in favor of the state and DHS.  Discussion including counties who do not intend to continue IDPH contracts, drug testing services provided, the benefits of the service, other service providers who potentially could take over the contract, and costs to add additional insured to the county’s policy.  Allen Grooters, DHS Contract Manager, has a meeting with state today to discuss this issue more and will notify Arjes if the state’s position has changed.

The Board discussed the closing of the Charles City Hospice building and options for continuing hospice services through other means.  Arjes will look into billing criteria.

The Auditor is waiting on Allied-Manatts for a bid to tile from the roof drain to the street intake.  Signage for the parking lot was discussed.  The Auditor will check with Secondary Roads about signs and about painting lines in two lots. 

The Auditor provided information regarding Medical Examiner fees.  The rates Floyd County approved in 1992 range from $60 to $100 depending on the length of the investigation.  We are paying up to $150.  Butler County charges $100.  The Board does not want to take any action regarding setting or changing rates at this time.

The Board was requested to provide a letter of support for the Nashua Welcome Center.  Chairman Staudt will write a letter on behalf of the Board.

The Board noted with regret the resignation of Jim Zirbel from the Civil Service Commission effective immediately.

Future agenda items:  John Loftus regarding VA term limits, county plans to comply with Gender Balance law, county bidding policy, parking lot (Sheriff’s) for county-owned vehicles.    

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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