Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

August 17, 2009, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for a workshop meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 17, 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 amend the agenda to include county burial fees.  Motion carried 3-0.  Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 3-0.

Floyd Fire Chief Ben Chatfield and Charles City Fire Chief Roy Schwickerath presented a proposal regarding the establishment of a Search & Rescue advisory board.  The proposal was reviewed and suggestions for changes were made for clarification.  Discussion including having the Emergency Management Director as an ex-officio or non-officer member to the advisory board, the designated Fire Chief from the S&R Advisory Board needs to be invited and attend EM Commission meetings, agenda notices need to be sent timely to the newspaper for publication and posted at the courthouse at least 24 hours prior to a meeting, minutes from meetings need to be taken and be available according to Iowa Code for public meetings and records and the Supervisors should be copied on all S&R meetings minutes.

Russ Bornstein provided the Auditor with a letter from Farm Bureau Insurance regarding a replacement check for a Search & Rescue claim that was originally issued in April 2008.  Bornstein inquired with the Auditor about a split of insurance claim money between S&R and Emergency Management.  Bridget Moe, Emergency Management Director, said the details of the split need to be worked out.  Chief Schwickerath commented that the split was to go into effect July 1.  Moe will work on the details and have them approved by the Supervisors and then take them to S&R for approval.

Either Search & Rescue or the Floyd County Fire Association will be applying for a Floyd County Foundation Grant for a trailer for the new 6x6 Polaris Ranger.  They hope to get an enclosed trailer that will hold the ATV as well as some of the equipment from the water rescue unit.  The Auditor informed the Board that Marty Parcher, fireman, will look into a recall where flames or melted plastic have been reported around the unitís tail lights. 

Jeff Sherman, Zoning/E911 Addressing/Sanitarian Director, reported that he could not find any information in the zoning files approving Anthony Bill Trucking for commercial use at the business address of 1549 Rampart Avenue.  Sherman spoke with the County Attorney about how to proceed regarding improper zoning and was advised to send a letter to Bill on the county zoning requirements.

Sherman updated the Board on the DNR review of a February 10, 2009 complaint of tires dumped on a grassed waterway approximately a half mile west of 1549 Rampart Avenue.  Tony Bill has responded to the DNR and Sherman has received a verbal notice from the DNR that they will not be pursuing the issue further at this time.

Sherman provided a report from Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa regarding the water test results from a sample taken on Bill Vorhes property.   Sherman has provided this information to the DNR, EPA, IDPH, and ISU.

Bruce Hovden, Assessor, reviewed the proposal for Photogrammetric Consulting Services by Dan Corbin.  The GIS Committee met with Corbin a few months ago and recommended his services to proceed with this project.  The Assessor budgeted 25% and Auditor budgeted 75% of $125,000 for new aerials in FY10.  After visiting with Corbin, we believe we can complete the project for under $100,000.  Aerials are expected to be flown in the spring. 

The Board noted there is a balance of $146,964.11 in the Infrastructure Assistance Fund.  The Auditor visited with Gary Veeder, Allied, who reported they may not be doing any new projects until they sell the five new homes.  We have not heard anything regarding Johnson Construction requesting funding for the Rockford project.  Supv Dunkel will visit with Tim Fox, Area Development Executive Director, about these projects.  The bond is scheduled to be paid off in June 2014.  The Board may opt to pay the bond off early since we are not able to invest the idle funds for at least the amount of the bond interest. 

The Board noted the fees collected by the Clerk of Court in the amount of $1,649.80 for July 2009. 

The Board discussed an article in the Globe Gazette regarding what counties pay for burials.  The Auditor will ask General Assistance if they are hearing much from local funeral homes about what Floyd County pays. 

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