Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

August 31, 2009, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for a workshop meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 31, 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.

Supv Dunkel and Gail Arjes, PH/HHC Director, updated the Board on leasing the Hospice building on Gilbert St.  Pat McDonnell, Floyd County Health Board Chair and Floyd County Heart to Home Hospice board member, informed Dunkel and Arjes that North Iowa Hospice does not intend to use all of the Hospice office on Gilbert St.  If Floyd County is interested in moving the PH/HHC Department to this location, a letter needs to be sent to either NI Hospice or FC Heart to Home Hospice of the county’s intent.  Supv Dunkel will ask McDonnell how to proceed.

Bob Lincoln, CPC/Case Management Director, and Carol O’Donnell, Office Manager, provided the Board with information regarding county burials.  Floyd County currently pays $850 for the burial costs plus $200 for the grave opening.  Lincoln and O’Donnell commented that they would also like to see an increase in rental assistance up to $250 and limit the rental assistance to three times per year.  Currently the County pays $125 for rental assistance without utilities and $150 in rental assistance with utilities.  Lincoln will provide a proposed policy on both issues for a future Board meeting.

Lincoln and the Board discussed potential medical services for inmates.  The county hospital offers a 15% discount on services which the county received on the most recent inmate bill.  If an inmate receives psychiatric treatment, the mental health department can cover those costs.  Outside of that, Lincoln said his office could possibly provide resource information but really should not be involved in the Sheriff’s department with respect to inmates.  Lincoln will provide the Sheriff with information on the Iowa Care program and recommended the Sheriff contact the Dept of Human Services Income Maintenance staff to learn more if that is an option for inmates. 

The Board, Lincoln and the Auditor discussed the FY09 cash balance report.  Revenues came in $825,000 short from what was budgeted which mainly came from General Services being short on interest on investments, Secondary Roads on FEMA reimbursements that did not all come in yet, and Mental Health had a large payment that came in July that will show up for accrual purposes but not cash purposes.  Expenditures came in $2.4 million less than expected. 

Lincoln shared options that legislatures will be discussing and acting on regarding funding the new mental health structure.  Proposals have been discussed with the State Auditor’s office.  Andy Nielson, State Auditor, is in favor of the proposal and will likely be meeting with Supervisors and Auditors about the changes.

The Auditor informed the Board that we received notice from IJOBS that our application for courthouse improvements was declined.  Lisa Adelmund, Chamber/Revitalization Finance Project Manager, has requested scoring information from IJOBS so we can see analyze where we can make improvements for future applications.  The historical preservation grant is due in September.  We should hear about the two SEP grants possibly today.

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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