Meeting Minutes
10/5/2009

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

October 5, 2009, 9:00 AM

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for a special meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 5, 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.

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to table discussion regarding courthouse security for the County Attorney’s office at the County Attorney’s request.  Motion carried 3-0.

Jeff Sherman, Zoning/E911 Addressing/Sanitarian Director, and the Board discussed proposed changes to the nuisance ordinance.  Sherman was asked to provide the Board with a marked up version of the current ordinance with his proposed changes.  The proposed changes will not affect two properties where letters were written to property owners about the condition of their structures. 

Sherman informed the Board about an unpaid building permit.  The Board would like the County Attorney to write a letter with a specific date that the bill needs to be paid.  Sherman will speak with the County Attorney. 

Jan Streich, FMC Decat Director, and FMC Board member, Judge Gerald Magee, spoke to the Board about allowing Streich to hire a part-time, temporary staff person to assist with paperwork until a permanent part-time person is hired through the Area Education Agency.  Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the hiring of a part-time, temporary employee for four weeks and not more than $1,000 and to be paid out of the FMC Decat Fund.  Motion carried 3-0.  

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve Resolution #26-09 Setting date for a public hearing on designation of the Floyd County UR-T1 Economic Development Urban Renewal Area and on urban renewal plan and project for October 27, 2009 at 9 p.m.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Enabnit/Staudt moved to abate $459 of the second half of taxes payable in FY10 for 1809 Indiana Avenue, Charles City which was acquired by the city of Charles City from First Security Bank in December 2008.  Motion carried 2-1 with Supv Dunkel against.

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to donate a plat book to the Nashua Welcome Center at the request of Director Fran Schmitt.  Motion carried 3-0.

The Auditor visited with Nathan Deets, Central Lock, regarding removal of the safe doors in the Auditor’s, Recorder’s and Clerk of Court’s offices.  Central Lock will remove the doors at no charge as long as they can have the framework as well.   The Auditor informed the Board that Deets will remove the doors later this week.

Bridget Moe, Emergency Management Director, requested that Rick Busch, Homeland Security Region 2 & Emergency Management, Infrastructure/Critical Asset Protection Specialist, present his report on courthouse security to the Board next Monday.  While he is here, Moe would also like him to do two 30-minute employee presentations.     

The Board noted the receipt of a letter from Hal Hudson, Mercy Medical Center North Iowa Construction Director, regarding accepting the offer of Hospice of North Iowa keeping an office.  The Board would like Gail Arjes, PH/HHC Director, to set up meetings to discuss items such as a new lease, changing the locks, the easement with Casey’s, snow removal, and janitorial services with Hudson or his designee for Mercy/Hospice, Pat McDonnell, Heart to Home Hospice rep/Board of Health rep, and the Auditor.   

The Board noted the Floyd County Jail Inspection letter from the Iowa Department of Corrections.  The inspection took place on September 17, 2009.  Comments, recommendations for corrective action and improvements noted in the letter were discussed.

The Board noted the City of Charles City’s Resolution #128-09 authorizing and approving a loan agreement and providing for the issuance of $248,000 General Obligation Street Department Vehicle Acquisition Note and providing for the levy of taxes to pay the same. 

The Board noted the receipt of the final equalization notice from the Iowa Department of Revenue. Bruce Hovden, County Assessor, appealed the tentative 7% increase in residential equalization and a letter from Dale Hyman, Property Tax Division Administrator, regarding that appeal reads that there will not be a residential equalization order for Floyd County.  According to the 2009 Final Equalization Notice, there will be no adjustments to the reported 2009 actual values in agricultural, residential or commercial classes of property. 

Note the receipt of the Floyd County Assessor’s 2009 Annual Report

Future agenda items:  Comp Board appointments, Elderbridge Agency on Aging request for funding for FY11.

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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