Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

October 12, 2009, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for a workshop meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 12, 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 amend the agenda to include discussion regarding Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center.  Motion carried 3-0.  Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 3-0. 

The Board will review claims individually after the meeting.

Jill Streich and Shelley Smith, Floyd County FOCUS Coalition Development Specialist/Youth and Adult, requested the Board’s consideration of allowing FOCUS to submit an application for the County Substance Abuse Prevention Grant.  The County is in its tenth year of funding Prairie Ridge with the 75/25 county/state grant match.  Streich and Smith spoke and presented a letter to the Board regarding the importance of providing prevention efforts.  The Board will visit with Bob Lincoln, CPC/Case Management Director, about continuing funding the prevention grant through his department during the FY11 budget process.    

Streich also informed the Board that FOCUS has drafted a minor consumption ordinance for Floyd County.  It has been reviewed by the FOCUS Board and legal representatives and is now being reviewed by the County Attorney before being presented to the Board of Supervisors. 

The Auditor informed the Board that it will be a couple of weeks before Central Lock removes the Auditor, Recorder and Clerk of Court vault doors due to manufacturing a lift to haul the doors.  The two vault doors on ground floor were also discussed.  Central Lock will remove those doors or suit them with inside release if the County would like.  Central Lock suggested contacting Doors, Inc. to see about replacing those two doors with positive lock, latching, fire rated doors.  The Auditor will contact Doors, Inc. for more information. 

Bruce Hovden, County Assessor, Gail Arjes, PH/HHC Director, and the Auditor presented the board with a quote for a new server and the idea of having Solutions host e-mail exchange for the County.  The old server is out of warranty but the warranty can be extended.  However, it is no longer capable of backing up all of the county files.  The Public Health server is out of warranty and the warranty cannot be extended.  If the old server is used for Public Health, it should have the warranty extended and would need a new license.  Other options for Public Health are to purchase a Cisco wireless router and antennas to bridge services from the courthouse building to the Hospice building using the courthouse server as a backup which would also allow them to use the courthouse’s internet, burying fiber lines to link the two buildings which would likely be cost prohibitive, and Public Health outsourcing server backups.  Arjes will be meeting with Bob Lincoln, CPC Case Management Director, next week regarding outsourcing server backup services.  As for e-mail exchange, Supv Dunkel suggested researching other options.  

Supv Dunkel commented that he would like to be included in meetings that Arjes is to set up regarding the Hospice building. 

Rick Busch, Region 2 HSEMA Security Advisor, presented a Security Assessment for the Floyd County Courthouse.  The Board will consider suggestions for improvement.

The Auditor provided a quote for ten new tables for the Assembly Room.  Prices, including shipping, range from $1,050.20 to $1,166.20 depending on the durability and weight of the tables.  The Board suggested reviewing courthouse needs around February or April before ordering the tables.

Supv Enabnit shared information from last Friday’s Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center board meeting.  A table comparing North Iowa Juvenile Detention Center and CIJDC services and a map of services that CIJDC provides in Iowa were reviewed.

The Board noted the receipt f a letter from Sheriff Rick Lynch regarding hiring April Watenphul to fill the part-time Jailer vacancy.  Watenphul will start October 14 at $11.58 per hour and work 30-34 hours per week.  

The Board noted fees collected for the quarter ending September 30 from the Auditor, Recorder and Sheriff and the September fees collected from the Clerk of Court.

Future agenda items:  Workshop meeting with mayors for FY11 negotiations regarding 28E law enforcement agreements; Hospital Commission appointments.

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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