Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

June 29, 2009, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 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. 

Laurie Kristiansen, FMC Empowerment Coordinator, and the Board discussed fiscal agent fees for processing claims for School Ready and Early Childhood state and federal funds.  The County is currently charging 3% on empowerment expenses which calculates to approximately $80.30 per claim using the FY08 fiscal agent revenue of $21,681.  Kristiansen provided information from other fiscal agents ranging from “in kind” services to an $8,000 annual base fee plus expenses.   Supv Staudt and Kristiansen proposed a fee of $30.  The Empowerment Board meets tonight to act on this.  The Board of Supervisors will act on this at a special meeting on July 1. 

The Auditor asked the Board for their consideration of waiving the “additional insured” application requirement for the Floyd County Fair Society to use the Courthouse property to display a wagon with a banner advertising the upcoming fair.   The Board is concerned about someone being tempted by the attraction of the wagon, climbing on it, falling and sustaining injuries, and the county being liable.   The Fair Society can place a posted sign on the property as they have in the past but not the wagon without meeting the insurance requirements as approved at the June 23 meeting.

Frank Rottinghaus, County Treasurer, informed the Board of funds received through the Iowa Tax and Tag Program.  The annual distribution for Floyd County was $61.41.

The Board noted the receipt of a resolution from the City of Floyd regarding approving and authorizing a loan and disbursement agreement and providing for the issuance of $200,000 General Obligation Water Improvement Bonds and providing for the levy of taxes to pay the same.

The Board discussed room temperature controls in courthouse offices.  Discussion included appropriate ranges of temperatures for optimum efficiency of computers, printers, and other equipment as well as for employee working environment.  Supv Staudt will send a letter addressing issues. 

Gail Arjes, PH/HHC Director, visited with the Board regarding upgrading the Canon copy machine for a cost of $2,250.

Pat McDonnell, Board of Health President and Heart to Home Hospice board representative, spoke to the Board about the potential for the County to utilize the Hospice building for the PH/HHC Agency.  Relocating the PH/HHC department would address space issues that are problematic at the county.  The current lease for the building between Heart to Home Hospice and Mercy-North Iowa Hospice ends January 1, 2010. 

Handwritten claims to be paid before the end of the fiscal year were signed.

Doug Schroeder, Conservation Director, updated the Board on grants and projects.

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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