Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

June 1, 2009, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 1, 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. 

Harold Haus, John Loftus, and Ron Munshower, VA Commissioners, and Marci Hall-Jacobsen, VA Director, spoke on how they intend to use grant funds for FY10 including:  a “Supermarket” day, workshop meetings, volunteer van drivers, national school, an assistant for the VA office.  The Commission made a recommendation for an appointment for the upcoming Commissioner vacancy.  Discussion included allowing commissioners to serve more than three 3-year terms, the new legislative gender-balance bill that goes into effect in 2012, and requirements for commissioners to serve.  Hall-Jacobsen let the Board know about an upcoming trip to Washington DC.  The VA van will continue to park in the north lot for the convenience of veterans accessing the van.

The Board discussed upcoming vacancies for the Conservation Board, Civil Service Commission and the Veteran Affairs Commission.

Gail Arjes, PH/HHC Director, updated the Board on the utilization of space for the department.  The Board directed Arjes to look into the Hospice building to see what they are going to do with the office space.  Arjes also updated the Board on previous discussion regarding having Floyd County naming DHS as additional insured and waiving subrogation rights on our insurance.  DHS changed their policy to continue contracts less than $1,000 without the insurance requirements and since our contract is going to be less than that, this is a mute issue now. 

Jeff Sherman, Zoning/E911 Addressing/Sanitarian Director, updated the Board on the septic system time of transfer legislation and the Governor vetoing the legislative bill to extend starting time of transfer in July of 2010 so this will now start in July 2009.  Jeff and one other person within the county have been trained to do the inspections.  Discussion included changes to the current ordinance, publishing the ordinance, setting a hearing for the ordinance and establishing filing fees and inspection fees.    

Sherman informed the Board about an upcoming environmental health training in Anniston, AL from June 18-20.  All expenses are paid but it would require Sherman away from the office for a week.  Sherman said Bridget Moe, Emergency Management Coordinator, would like to attend the training as well.  The Board commented that it would be a good training to go to.

Sherman also inquired about purchasing a new workstation computer that will better accommodate GIS needs.  The cost of a new workstation is approximately $2,000.  Sherman would like to split the cost of the computer in two fiscal years.  Sherman’s old computer will replace his assistant’s computer.   

The Board discussed upgrading the e-mail server options.  This will be discussed more at tomorrow’s Department Head meeting.

The Auditor informed the Board about two computers in the Auditor’s office that are giving messages that indicate the likeliness of crashing.  A bid for replacing the two computers and software came in at $1,638.88.   The Auditor has money in the budget to cover the computers.

The Auditor presented a bid for new carpet for the Recorder’s and Auditor’s offices.  The Board requested one more bid before proceeding with the project.

Supv Dunkel informed the Board about a potential interdepartmental communication issue regarding a committal.  Supv Dunkel will discuss this with Bob Lincoln, MH/DD Director.    

The Board noted the hiring of the Cala Westergard for summer intern help at the Conservation Dept, starting May 6.

Future agenda items:  Northland Securities presentation on urban renewal/TIF windmills/bonding options. 

A motion was made by Supervisor Enabnit 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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