Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

November 23, 2009, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for a workshop session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, November 23, 2009 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Staudt and Supv. Enabnit; absent:  Supv. Dunkel

Eanbnit/Staudt moved to amend the agenda to include noting the hiring of an employee in the County Attorney’s office.  Motion carried 2-0.  Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 2-0. 

The Board will review the claims individually after the meeting.

Jeff Sherman, Zoning/E911 Addressing/Sanitarian, spoke to the Board about proposed changes to the County’s Nuisance Ordinance and procedures for complaints.  The proposal comes from pieces of several other county’s ordinances.  Sherman has been waiting for several months on the County Attorney to address a septic tank issue near Rudd.  A property on the outside of the city limits of Charles City with a collapsed roof and properties with “junk”, one near Greene and one on Lancer Ave, were also discussed.  Sherman said the proposed changes will cover all of these types of issues with one ordinance.  The Board will review the proposed documents and Sherman will provide ordinance information to the County Attorney and Board of Health for review.

The Board and auditor discussed health insurance premiums for FY11.  Auxiant provided an updated stop loss page with corrected current year costs.  A proposal from Auxiant for eye care benefits was also reviewed and exclusions for special enrollments of employees and dependents were discussed.  The Board will act on these issues along with an amendment on mental health parity policy changes at a future meeting when all documents become available.

The Board discussed the Homestead reduction with the final funding at 69.872% after state cuts, down from 73%. 

The Board discussed a request from Bob Lincoln, CPC Case Management Director, to store Disaster Recovery Coalition files in Floyd County.  When the Public Health office moves to their new location, there may be room available in a vault.  Discussion included an option of moving Emergency Management and Zoning offices to first floor, leaving the Emergency Management office as a potential storage space.  The Auditor will find out how much area is needed for the files.

The Board noted the receipt of the Floyd County Memorial Hospital d/b/a Floyd County Medical Center Accountants’ Reports and Financial Statements for June 30, 2009 and 2008.

The Board discussed various appointments to county boards/commissions.

The Board noted the hiring of Jenny Tracy as a full-time paralegal for the County Attorney’s office starting today at $16.50 per hour. 

Lisa Adelmund, Chamber/Revitalization Financial Project Coordinator, undated the Board on the delay to a response on the two SEP grants due to the federal government changing their environmental checklist.  Adelmund also commented that she attended an Iowa Energy Independence meeting last week.  The state is applying for a federal grant that promotes an impactful change with efficiency in regards to the State’s energy use.  The meeting was an open discussion about barriers that would prevent the public from making changes in their energy usage.  A Competitive Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant and other grant opportunities were discussed. 

A motion was made by Supervisor Enabnit 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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