Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

February 23, 2010, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Dunkel, Supv. Enabnit, and Supv. Staudt

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Staudt/Enabnit approve the February 8 & 9, 2010 minutes.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the following claims:  County #2322-2474, Secondary Roads #12321-12340, and MH-DD #58939-58961.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the Magellan Behavioral Health, Inc. Targeted Case Management Participation Agreement Contract.  Motion carried 2-1 w/Supv Dunkel opposing.

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the Iowa Department of Human Services Community Mental Health Center Affiliation Contract for FY11.  Motion carried 3-0.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the Social Services Block Grant/SSBG County Contract with a start date of 10/1/08 and an end date of 7/31/10.  Motion carried 3-0.

Bob Lincoln, CPC/Case Management Director, proposed county burial assistance to be increased from $850 to $1,000.  Supv Staudt commented on increasing the subsidy for opening and closing graves.  Lincoln will have the Floyd County Burial Policy rewritten and present it at the next regular meeting.

Lincoln presented proposed increases in limits for assistance, such as rent and utilities, based on an income scale, effective July 1.  A formal schedule will be presented to the Board at a later time.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to set the Public Hearing for the FY11 County Budget for March 9 at 9:15 a.m.  Motion carried 3-0.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the Right of Way Contracts for Jim Ott, Double T and Harold Teeple , Teeple Farms for the Dancer Avenue bridge project.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the Floyd County Dust Control Policy for 2010.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, provided plans for three projects, one south on the Clarksville road, one on the old highway south of Charles City and one on Triumph Ave east of Charles City, all to be let March 23.  Foremanís minutes were provided.  Snow removal and salt/sand supplies were discussed.  Crews are working on box culverts.

Rolando inquired with the Board about their interest in selling a piece of land, approximately 7 acres, near the viaduct south of town to Dennis Sanvig to plant trees.  Discussion included the countyís interest in keeping part of the property closest to the viaduct, if the interest in the property is to put it in forest reserve, the disposition of property requires public notice which means there is no guarantee that Sanvig would end up with it, and recovering costs to survey, split and transfer the property if the county decides to dispose of it.  

Rolando provided the Board with financial information reflecting the declining balance of the Secondary Roads fund.  For the last four years, the Board has reduced the amount transferred from General and Rural Services funds to the Secondary Road fund.  In addition to the county transfer, 100% of the 1% local option sales tax is used for Secondary Roads.  Unused money from the state for the viaduct project has subsidized road projects and kept a healthy fund balance but that money is close to being used.  The Board is considering reducing the Rural Services transfer but in doing so the county will still meet the minimum formula requirements to support Secondary Roads by offsetting that reduction with a match from the local option sales tax.  The Auditor explained that the original budget proposal caused an approximate $164,000 additional tax asking of rural residents compared to last year and the lesser transfer still raises the tax asking by approximately $75,000 and leaves an approximate 23% carryover in the Rural Services fund.  Rolando is concerned that he will need to cut services like he is starting to do in Chickasaw County.  Supv Dunkel commented that Floyd County needs to look at all of our services and if itís necessary to cut road rock then weíll have to cut it. 

Supv Enabnit informed Rolando of a complaint he received from neighbors who live south of him and mentioned a road with no homes was cleared before roads with residents who work outside of the home.  Rolando reminded the Board of their policy for snow removal and stated that crews try to hit all roads at least once and rotate routes to be fair to all people who are waiting for roads to be plowed.  Rolando stated that if he had three more motor graters they could get the roads cleared faster.  Supv Dunkel mentioned that some counties close roads in effort to reduce costs and that may be something for Floyd County to consider.  Rolando will research this specific situation. 

A motion was made by Supervisor Enabnit and seconded by Supervisor Staudt to adjourn.  Motion carried 3-0.


ATTEST:  ________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                           Warren K. Dunkel, Chair

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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