The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop session at on Monday, June 15, 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.
Kristi Mason reported a complaint about the Sheriff Deputy’s response time to an accident her daughter was involved with last week.Mason claims it took 45 minutes from the time the first call was made to respond and three 911 calls were made.Records provided from the Sheriff’s Dept show the response time was 24 minutes from the initial call the deputy received.Sheriff Lynch reported that he is down one deputy, had one deputy at the academy, and one deputy on vacation.The Board informed Mason that the County has approved the hiring of one more deputy starting July 1.It was suggested that Mason take up any disputes on the dispatch record with the CommunicationsCenter or ask to be put on the agenda for the July Communications Board meeting.Supv Dunkel will look into the calls more.
Jesse Marzen, CountyAttorney, and Sheriff Lynch spoke to the Board about law enforcement for the city of Rockford.On numerous occasions Lynch has discussed his position on enforcing city ordinances with the Rockford mayor, council and their attorney.Lynch requested that the Board consider discontinuing the 28E agreement with Rockford.Marzen will prepare papers for the Board to review and act on at their next regular meeting.The current agreement ends June 30, 2009.The Board approved an agreement for FY10 but the Auditor reported that she has not received a signed agreement back from Rockford yet.
Bridget Moe, Emergency Management Coordinator, informed the Board that she has completed training through the Emergency Management Institute’s Professional Development Series through the US Dept of Homeland Security and has received a Certificate of Achievement.
Moe informed the Board that the Emergency Management Performance grant for approximately $26,000 for the federal fiscal year and will receive approximately $2,500 in carryover funds.
Moe provided a bid for a trailer to hold and transport equipment for emergency situations as needed.The Board would like Moe to see if a few more items are included in the bid.
Moe also updated the Board on conversations she has had with Doug Schroeder, Conservation Department Director, about using the RockfordFossilCenter building.Emergency Management and Public Health have grant money available to equip the building for training and emergency management stations if needed.
The Board discussed two candidate’s names to submit to NIACOG for an eight region Revolving Loan Fund Review Committee.Supv Dunkel will contact two people to see if they are interested.
The Board and Joe Myhre, NIACOG representative, discussed which bond attorney to procure to assist with developing an urban renewal area around the wind turbines and about starting a new urban renewal area.Myhre will attend the June 23 Board meeting to discuss this more.The Auditor will contact the Assessor about the project.
The Board discussed the letter from the State of Iowa regarding veteran affairs office hours and employees occupied in veteran affairs duties for a minimum of hours.
The Board discussed Courthouse projects, including a HVAC system, window replacement, and roof repair.The Board would like to see if any grant opportunities are available before committing to bonding for the project.
The Board noted the termination Sarah Ashley, Jailer, effective June 10, 2009.
The Board noted the receipt of a resolution from the Board of Directors of Hawkeye Community College (Merged Area VII) adopted on May 26, 2009 regarding levying a tax for the purpose of paying principal and interest on Industrial New Jobs Training Refunding Certificates, Series 2009-2, dated June 15, 2009, and authorizing the issuance of said Certificates for the 2009-2 Multiple Refunding Project.
A motion was made by Supervisor Dunkel and seconded by Supervisor Enabnit to adjourn.Motion carried 3-0.