Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

September 8, 2009, 9:00 AM


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

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to amend the agenda to remove items related to discussion, closed session and action regarding matters of litigation.  Motion carried 3-0.  Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to amend the August 25 minutes to read that a complaint was in regard to “tractor” not “buggy” lug and bar wheels.  Motion carried 3-0.  Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the August 24 and 31, 2009 minutes as written and August 25 minutes as amended.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve the following claims:  County #575-693, Secondary Roads #11916-11961 and MH-DD #58663-58683.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Brian Fuller, Jim McNeilus, and Todd Prichard spoke to the Board about their interest in property formerly known as All-States Quality Foods, LP.  The partnership of Fuller, McNeilus, Prichard and Learn, FMPL, LLC, purchased the tax certificate in 2007.  Tom Brownlow, Charles City City Administrator, and Tim Fox, Area Development Executive Director, spoke about the effect on the community, including the previously inflated property value, an opportunity to utilize the building, the likeliness that no taxes will be paid in the future due to the current taxes of approximately $270,000 being higher than the value of the building at approximately $250,000, and potentially no taxes being paid in the future.   The Board reviewed an analysis of the situation prepared by Fox.  FMPL has a company potentially interested in leasing the building.  FMPL requested the Board abate the taxes with an agreement that if the lease of the property is profitable, then FMPL will pay back the abated taxes.  Frank Rottinghaus, County Treasurer, commented that the Board has an option to assign or abate the taxes.  Fox will prepare a document for the Board to act on at a special board meeting on Monday, Sept 14.

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve Resolution #24-09 Public Sign for the Charles City Chamber of Commerce.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve a Fireworks Permit for Tim Laube for a display at Cedar River Harley Davidson on September 12, 2009.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dunkel/Staudt moved to transfer $10,000 from Fund 74000 Employee Health Plan Trust to Fund 80 Flexible Benefit Fund to fund cafeteria plan payments.  Motion carried 3-0.

Supv Dunkel informed the Board about his conversation with Pat McDonnell, Floyd County Heart to Home Hospice Board member and Floyd County Board of Health chair.  It was suggested that the County pay $10 per year to lease the building and pay for maintenance, insurance and utilities.  Mercy North Iowa Hospice has $7,000 from an Andres grant to be used to paint and carpet inside the building that they will turn over to the County if they are allowed to occupy a workroom in the building.  Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve a negotiations letter to the Floyd County Heart to Home Hospice.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to void a check payable to the Black Hawk Co Recorder, warrant #7491, dated June 29, 2009.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to set the School Election canvas for 9 a.m. on Friday, September 11.  Motion carried 3-0.  

The Board noted the wage increase from $9.32/hr to $9.82/hr effective September 12 for Roxanne Gray, Home Care Aide after completing her 6-month probationary period. 

The Board noted the fees collected in August in the amount of $1,664.01 by Clerk of Court.

The Auditor informed the Board of interest in purchasing new tables for the General Assembly Room to replace current tables that are showing wear.  Riley’s quoted a price of sturdy 18” by 6’ tables at $123/table.  The Board suggested checking with Theisen’s, Kmart and Sam’s Club for a lower price.

The Board reviewed the County Engineer’s annual report/financial statements as of June 30, 2009.  This report needs to be submitted to the state by September 15. 

Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, informed the Board that pavement markings will start next week with a late start date in October.  A ditch/drain issue adjacent to Russ Sido’s property was discussed.  Supv Staudt signed the paperwork for the Allied Manatts PCC paving project on Packard Ave and the paperwork for Matthes asphalt paving project west of Marble Rock.  Rolando informed the Board of complaint from Eileen Ross regarding drainage district 9 and waterway problems of which Rolando told her the issue was the responsibility of the landowner, not the drainage district to correct.  Rolando took pictures of the new structure in drainage district #2 and reported that the grate is not on yet; Supv Dunkel said he visited with Gary Gerhard, property owner, who said he is happy with the work.  All summer help employees have left for college.  Rolando said he will be attending the District II Engineers meeting in two weeks.  A new pad will likely be poured for the new trailer for the dump site.  Rolando said he should be able to complete the culvert on Foothill and one near the Catt House this year; the Jersey Ave culvert will likely be redone next year.

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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