Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

December 14, 2009, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for a workshop meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, December 14, 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 amend the agenda to include discussion regarding Hospital Commission appointment.  Motion carried 3-0.  Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Lisa Adelmund, Chamber/Revitalization Financial Project Coordinator, and the Auditor spoke to the Board about the outcome of past denials on grants for courthouse projects and direction on future grant applications.  Adelmund will check with a historical grant representative about comments from the HSPG grant and will check with the Office of Energy Independence on geothermal vs variable refrigerant flow heating/cooling systems.  The Auditor reported that she has been in contact with the company who originally built the courthouse and reported that there will be more stimulus money for energy grants.   

The Board discussed the following regarding health insurance issues and suggestions:  an amendment to the employee health plan, annual exemptions for public entities, a vision care plan, and stop loss coverage. 

The 2010 Holiday schedule was discussed.  This will be acted on at the December 22 Board meeting.

The Board discussed how to handle employee compensation for days when the courthouse closes.  The last time the courthouse closed was in June 2008 due to the flood.  It has been many years since the courthouse has closed due to winter weather conditions.  Supv Staudt commented that employees should be paid for the time. Supv Dunkel commented that he had no problem compensating employees as long as they were compensated with accrued comp time, vacation time or personal days.  The Auditor commented that an employee using accrued time would be appropriate if the courthouse had not been closed and the employee chose not to come to work due to the weather but since the courthouse was closed, it was not appropriate to force the employee to use accrued time when the employee did not have an option to come to work.  Since this is a workshop, no Board action will be taken.  Department Heads will be informed of Supv Staudt and Supv Dunkel’s positions and will need to submit hours for this week’s payroll as they deem appropriate.

The Board noted the Clerk of Court’s fees collected totaling $1,460.28 for the month of November.

The Board noted that the Federal standard mileage rate will drop from $0.55/mile to $0.50/mile effective January 1, 2010.  The county’s rate is subject to the Federal rate less $0.10/mile so county employees will be compensated at $0.40 for traveling for business purposes with personal vehicles, also effective January 1, 2010.  The Auditor will notify Department Heads of this change.

The Board noted that Jack Krugman left a message expressing his appreciation regarding the Board’s consideration of waiving the E911 sign fee for his situation.  The Board commented that their decision is pending the E911 Commission’s approval.

The Board discussed candidate for the Hospital Commission appointment.  Chairman Staudt will contact other potential candidates.

Future agenda items:  1) budget meetings with Department Heads, 2) Since Supv Dunkel will not be attending the January 4 organizational meeting, he will provide a letter regarding his appointment of an alternate chair to the Board of Supervisors.

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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