Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

May 11, 2009, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 11, 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. 

Marci Hall-Jacobsen, Veteran Affairs Director, educated the Board on requirements for Floyd County Commissioners, including serving during a wartime period, honorably discharged, recorded DD214 papers and attendance for annual training.  Jacobsen will find out from the state if there is a conflict with a veteran receiving VA benefits also serving on the Commission.  The Board will check with the Recorder’s office for a public list of veterans who have filed DD214 papers. 

Roy Schwickerath, Charles City Fire Chief, and Allen Murray, Floyd County Search & Rescue volunteer, notified the Board about S&R’s success on being awarded a Polaris Ranger 6x6 utility vehicle as part of the 2009 Operation Ranger grant program through the US Smokeless Tobacco Company.  The unit will arrive later this summer.  At some point the County will receive an agreement that will need to be reviewed by the County Attorney.  The unit will be insured on the County’s policy.  Schwickerath said S&R may possibly come back to the Board for financial assistance for the cost of a trailer.  The Board would like Murray to meet Lisa Adelmund, Chamber-Revitalization Financial Project Coordinator.  S&R, Schwickerath, and the County will work together in communicating grant information. 

Bridget Moe, Emergency Management Coordinator, informed the Board that she is looking for a 10-14 foot trailer for CERT equipment.

Jeff Sherman, Zoning/E911 Addressing/Sanitarian Coordinator, informed the Board that he has been invited to serve on the State’s Environmental Health Response Team.

The Auditor updated the Board on a flood buyout meeting in Des Moines last Friday.  The purpose of the meeting was to review the next phase of the buyout program since our application has been approved and to go through the grant agreement between Floyd County, the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEMD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).   The agreement will be acted on at tomorrow’s regular meeting.  The Auditor is also working on a Floyd County Acquisition Plan and a Floyd County Procurement Procedure.  The process for the IDED’s matching funds for the buyouts and other FEMA programs were also discussed. 

Moe informed the Board that there may be additional funds available for the Community Disaster Grant Program due to some agencies not applying for funds which were allocated to them.  This may make Floyd County eligible for more money since our application for procuring and installing tornado sirens throughout the County will cost us more than what we were allocated. 

The Board discussed the Sheriff’s request for another Sheriff’s car since he has money available in his budget.  A message was left with the Sheriff to contact the Board on the number of deputies and cars he has, what he intends to do with the old car and how many miles other vehicles have.  The Board will act on this at tomorrow’s regular meeting. 

The Board noted the fees collected from the Clerk of Court for the month of April. 

The Board noted the receipt of a resolution from the Board of Directors of Hawkeye Community College (Merged Area VII) levying a tax not to exceed $7,200,000 for the purpose of paying principal and interest on Industrial New Jobs Training Certificates. 

Future agenda items:  appointment for vacated Civil Service Commission position. 

A motion was made by Supervisor Dunkel and seconded by Supervisor Staudt 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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