April 12, 2005
CHARLES CITY, IOWA
The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 in the Boardroom of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following members in attendance: Chairman Enabnit, Supv. Staudt, Supv. Dunkel.
Staudt/Dunkel moved to amend the agenda to include review/action regarding salary for the Community Nursing/Home Health Director, review/action regarding Schoonover Tuckpointing Services, and noting Auditor’s requests to amend the FY04 Cash and GAAP report. Motion carried 3-0. Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the amended agenda. Motion carried 3-0.
Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the March 22, 2005 and March 29, 2005 minutes. Motion carried 3-0.
Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the County claims #3407-3751, Secondary Roads claims #17262-17314, MH-DD claims #56008-56032, and drains claims #9-16. Motion carried 3-0.
Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the FY06 Application for Local Public Health Services Contract. Motion carried 3-0.
Staudt/Dunkel moved to increase mileage reimbursement from $.28/mile to $.33/mile effective May 1, 2005. Motion carried 3-0.
Dunkel/Staudt moved to clarify the Supervisor’s intention from the October 14, 2003 Board meeting minutes regarding “employee” in respect to eligibility of the Floyd County Health Plan deductible reimbursement to include all individuals covered under the plan, including terminated employees in 2004, retired employees who continued coverage and Floyd/Mitchell/Chickasaw Landfill employees and directed the Auditor to process claims for those individuals for calendar year 2004. Motion carried 3-0. The Board will discuss continuing this benefit for individuals for 2005, 2006 and 2007 calendar years at another time.
Dunkel/Staudt moved to not put a wind energy ordinance in effect at this time but will review and consider an ordinance if someone in the county pursues a wind farm in the future. Motion carried 3-0.
The Board reviewed the Amendment to Zoning Ordinance 358A regarding junk, salvage, junk yards and salvage yards. No action will be taken at this time. The Auditor informed the Board that the publication of the summary of this ordinance should be published this week for the hearing set for April 26, 2005.
Dunkel/Staudt moved to table the Sheriff’s and Case Management’s request for budget appropriations until the April 26, 2005 meeting because there will be more requests from other departments at that time. Motion carried 3-0.
The Board noted reports of fees collected from the Recorder in the amount of $21,995.92, Auditor in the amount of $285.50, and Sheriff in the amount of $4,952.18 for January, $4,334.06 for February and $5,981.42 for March.
The Board noted the Iowa District Court Order and Judgment regarding Sam Soifer and Barbara Soifer vs Floyd County Board of Review regarding an out-of-court settlement in respect to the 2004 assessed valuation on parcel #12-07-202-038-00 being reduced to $255,000.
Dunkel/Staudt moved to table discussion regarding Gene Parson’s application for County License for a Fireworks Permit until further review of the County’s liability should damages/injuries occur; Supervisor Staudt is to visit with the County Attorney and the Auditor is to discuss this issue with our insurance provider. Motion carried 3-0.
Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the Slough Bill Application which includes 3,065.90 acres at a total of $1,386,990 for 2005 at the recommendation of the Floyd County Assessor. Motion carried 3-0.
Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the contract with Vogel Traffic Services, Inc of Orange City, IA, Project FM-CO34(65)--55-34, in the amount of $73,030.51 for pavement markings on farm to market roads throughout the county at the recommendation of the County Engineer. Motion carried 3-0.
One bid was received for crushed stone resurfacing in Floyd County. Staudt/Dunkel moved to accept the bid from Allied for 81,526 tons at $7.45 per ton totaling $607,368.70 per recommendation of the County Engineer. Motion carried 3-0.
Dunkel/Staudt moved to authorize a transfer of funds from Farm to Market account to the IDOT account for printing charges for letting plans in the amount of $10.50. Motion carried 3-0.
Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve an agreement from the IDOT for Federal-Aid Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation (HBRR) Project BRS-CO34(62)--60-34 for bridge replacement on T38 over Stewart Creek at a cost of approximately $200,000. Motion carried 3-0
The hearing regarding vacation and closing of Victory Avenue between Hwy 218N and Midway Road opened at 10:00 a.m. No written or verbal concerns were submitted to the Auditor prior to the hearing. Approximately nine citizens participated in discussion regarding development concerns, accessibility to gate keys, and criteria of a class C road. The hearing closed at 10:08 a.m. Upon no objections, the County Engineer will proceed with the vacation and closing of this road.
The hearing in regard to drainage district #34 opened at 10:17 a.m. No written or verbal concerns were submitted to the Auditor prior to the hearing. Approximately five people attended the hearing and participated in discussion in respect to increasing the boundaries of the drainage district on two parcels owned by Todd M. and Donna K. Ott, one with 17.7 acres and one with 4.3 acres. Hearing closed at 10:32 a.m. Dunkel/Staudt moved to accept the petition for annexation for Todd M. and Donna K. Ott and the County Engineer’s recommendation to assess the new land annexed for $508.88 for the original work on the drainage district on the 17.7 and 4.3 acres. Motion carried 3-0.
Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the County Voting System Compliance Plan prepared and recommended by the Auditor. Motion carried 3-0.
The Board discussed the Auditor’s request to appoint Sandy Hicks and Pam Majewski as Deputy Auditors, having two deputies in the Auditor’s office where there were previously three deputies prior to Carr taking office. Supervisor Dunkel expressed his desire to only have one deputy appointed in each of the elected official’s offices. Carr spoke of the added responsibilities of the two deputies and her consideration to respect the previous Auditor’s appointment of these positions. Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the appointment of Sandy Hicks and Pam Majewski as deputy auditors. Motion carried 2-1.
The Board noted the hiring of Mary Mooberry as a part-time Elections Clerk in the Auditor’s office at a rate of $10/hour, replacing Janice Sherman as a part-time assistant to the Auditor.
Dunkel/Staudt moved to set the salary for the Community Nursing/Home Health Director at $49,140 per year and accepted the Board of Health’s recommendation to hire Pat Zwanziger as the director. Motion carried 3-0. The Board would like to set up a time to meet with the Hospital Director and the new hiree to discuss an opportune time for the transition of this position to occur.
Dunkel/Staudt moved to authorize the chairperson to sign the Schoonover Tuckpointing Company’s bid to perform masonry repairs for defective stone units around the base of the courthouse at a cost of $500 per stone, $55 per man-hour, $100 per day for other equipment, plus cost of all materials used on the project with the addition to the bid that the completed project should not exceed $10,000. Motion carried 3-0.
The Board noted Gardiner Thomsen’s recommendation to amend the FY2004 Cash and GAAP reports due to an Agency fund used incorrectly for accounting/reporting purposes.
Supervisor Dunkel would like to donate the framing of one of the Andres Park prints to be used on display for Foster Grandparents efforts to sell the prints.
The County Engineer discussed Secondary Roads department projects.
The County Engineer discussed the need to do some drainage district assessments to #5, #6, #7, #31, #36 and Priority 6 drainage districts. This will be discussed more at the April 26 meeting.
The Board discussed a request of paving roads to the Carrie Lane Chapman Catt house and any options available for informational signage to the property. Supervisor Dunkel suggested possibly setting up a meeting for April 26 with members of the Catt organization, the County Engineer and the Supervisors to discuss feasibility.
A motion was made by Supervisor Dunkel and seconded by Supervisor Staudt to adjourn. Motion carried 3-0.
Gloria A. Carr Arlin V. Enabnit, Chairman
Floyd County Auditor Floyd County Board of Supervisors