Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

June 8, 2009, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 8, 2009, in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Staudt, Supv Dunkel, and Supv Enabnit. 

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

The Board will review claims individually after the meeting. 

Gail Arjes, PH/HHC Director, informed the Board that there will be a claim coming through for hand sanitizers that will be handed out at events such as the Floyd County Fair and parades.  Preparedness funds will cover the cost of the hand sanitizers.

Veronica Litterer, Chamber Director, and Lisa Adelmund, Chamber/Revitalization Financial Project Coordinator, spoke on their efforts to seek a permanent office location for Adelmund.  The Charles City School District will likely have a permanent space this fall, however, a county or city office location would be preferable.  There is a temporary office space on the third floor of the courthouse that could be utilized during the summer but internet access and telephone are not available in the room. 

The Board discussed the disposition of the Veteran Affairs Department’s old copy machine that has been replaced with a newer one.  If Adelmund acquires a space and can use the equipment, it could be used for that purpose.  Otherwise, Laurie Kristiansen, FMC Empowerment Coordinator, may have interest in it.

The Board discussed revising the Floyd County Fireworks Permit Application to include requiring the person who is displaying the fireworks to provide the county with a certificate of liability insurance identifying the county as “named insured” on their policy or if the indemnity statement was sufficient.  The Board will act on this at tomorrow’s meeting.

The Board noted the fees collected in the amount of $2,047.07 from the Clerk of Court for the month of May 2009.

Dan Staudt, Ron Staudt, Jeff Staudt, Eugene Ewald, Mike Staudt, Dennis Staudt, Walt Schmitt, Tim and Laurie Paplow, Gary Gerhard, Ethan Vorhes, Bernice Gill, Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, Jeff Sherman, Zoning/E911 Addressing/Sanitarian Director, Jesse Marzen, County Attorney, were present for discussion regarding Drainage District 2 water issues.  Supv Dunkel facilitated this part of the meeting due to Supv Staudt’s conflict of being a property owner within the drainage district.  Five documents were provided:  1) McClure Engineering Company letter from Brent W. Johnson, P.E., 2) Drainage District 2 map, 3) list of property owners, 4) diagram of current concrete pit, 5) diagram of propose concrete pit.  Mike Staudt proposed constructing a new concrete pit, which was identified as a “good” option according to the letter from Brent Johnson/McClure Engineering Company.  Mike has a bid from Schroeder Concrete for $16,400 to replace the existing structure and said there would be additional costs of fill dirt.  Gary Gerhard gave permission to access the property to do repairs but said it needs to be done before this Fall as he intends to put in a grass waterway on his land.  Mike will report back to the County Attorney on his findings with the NRCS office to see if they have a means to test the water intake and whether or not the proposed concrete pit will hold water from the additional tile lines going in this fall.  The County Attorney would also like Gary to contact him when water is bubbling up through the ground on his property.  Mike thanked Gary for letting them go on his property to do the repairs.

Jesse Marzen, County Attorney, and the Board discussed the Vorhes lawsuit, including Marzen’s position on him representing the County in this claim versus using legal representation from EMC Insurance Companies.  Marzen excused himself from the meeting but did let the Board know he will work with EMC as needed if the Board chooses to go with them.  The Board contacted Kevin Hall, EMC’s Claim representative, via telephone conference call to discuss insurance coverage regarding EMC’s legal representation, indemnity and policy exclusions if the claim is closed and reopened at a later time.  The Board will act on whether or not to close the claim with EMC at tomorrow’s regular meeting.

Dave Tice, AMR representative, visited with the Board about legislative changes for E911 Boards.  Tice will provide the information he has to Bridget Moe, Emergency Management Coordinator.

Future agenda items:  NIACOG’s request for recommending two candidates for the Regional Revolving Loan Fund Review Committee. 

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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