Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

October 27, 2009, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 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 remove from the agenda review/action regarding Res #27-09 approving petition by Floyd County to the IDED requesting relocation of Floyd County EZ-6 situated in unincorporated Floyd County to that portion of Charles City denoted within the resolution and add to the agenda review/action regarding setting the canvas of the City Election.  Motion carried 3-0.   Enabnit/Dunkel the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 3-0.  

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve the October 12, 13, and 19, 2009 minutes.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the following claims:  County #1097-1269, Secondary Roads #12052-12079 and MH-DD #58738-58771.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Gail Arjes, Public Health/Home Health Care Director, provided a quote from Next Generation Technologies for computer/server services and a new phone system.  Arjes said she has a $5,000 grant available to apply toward these items.  Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve the $10,000 estimated quote for computer/server hardware and labor from Next Generation Technologies and up to $14,500 for a new phone system.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the Heart to Home Hospice lease.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Dan Schroeder, NIACOG representative, presented the Floyd County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.  The community will have until November 24 to review the plan at which time the Board will take action on the plan.  The Auditor will send a letter notifying surrounding counties about the plan. 

The Board opened the public hearing at 9:35 a.m. for the purpose of conducting a public hearing on the designation of an urban renewal area and on a proposed urban renewal plan and project.  There were no written objections or statements presented.  The Board noted the October 7, 2009 minutes of the Zoning Commission and their motion and approval that the proposed Urban Renewal Plan was in compliance with Floyd County’s existing Comprehensive plan.   The hearing closed at 9:37 a.m.  Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve Resolution #28-09, a resolution to declare necessity and establishment of an urban renewal area, pursuant to Section 403.4 of the Code of Iowa and approve urban renewal plan and project for the Floyd County UR-T1 Economic Development Urban Renewal Area.  Roll call vote:  Dunkel/Enabnit/Staudt-all ayes; motion carried 3-0.  Enabnit/Dunkel moved to adopt Ordinance #2009-1, An Ordinance Providing for the Division of Taxes Levied on Taxable Property in Floyd County UR-T1 Economic Development Urban Renewal Area, Pursuant to Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa.  Roll call vote:  Enabnit/Dunkel/Staudt-all ayes; motion carried 3-0.  Dunkel/Enabnit moved that the statutory ruling requiring an ordinance to be considered and voted on for passage at two Board meetings prior to the meeting at which it is to be finally passed be suspended.  Roll call vote:  Staudt/Enabnit/Dunkel-all ayes; motion carried 3-0. 

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to set the City Election Canvas date as November 10 following the regular Board meeting.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, provided Foreman’s minutes.  Supv Staudt signed the final voucher with Mathy Construction Company for the Colwell Road project.  Rolando updated the Board on bridge projects and new grant opportunities.  Equipment with steel lug wheels on hard surface roads was discussed.  This will be monitored in Floyd County but don’t expect it to be an issue.  Farm-to-Market Road projects paid with Road Use Tax dollar were discussed.  Floyd County is “borrowed ahead” with our Farm-to-Market Road DOT account.  Rolando reported that crews are blading when they can.  Pavement markings are in process.  The new trailer at the dump site was discussed.

Supv Enabnit excused himself from the meeting.

The Board reviewed a map and list of 22 road projects.  The Board will prioritize the projects.  Certifying debt by December 1 for the TIF area, establishing a Capital Improvement Fund and Debt Service Fund, and bonding for road projects were discussed.  The Auditor will contact Northland Securities to continue discussion regarding bonding for road projects and the cost for the county to be rated in effort to receive a lower interest rate.

  A motion was made by Supervisor Dunkel and seconded by Supervisor Staudt to adjourn.  Motion carried 2-0.


ATTEST:  _________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                            Leo B Staudt, Chair

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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