Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

March 1, 2010, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 1, 2010 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Supv. Enabnit, Chair Pro-tem and Supv. Staudt; Absent:  Chairman Dunkel.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 2-0. 

Frank Rottinghaus, County Treasurer, and Jesse Marzen, County Attorney, informed the Board that VeraSun did not pay $135,077 in excise tax last year.  Marzen recommends consulting with legal counsel who specializes in bankruptcy law to review the county’s situation and for that counsel to represent the county if advised that we have a viable claim with collecting the tax by filing an objection to the bankruptcy court’s ruling.  The Board directed Marzen to contact counsel for a consultation on the issue. 

The Board noted the receipt of the Central Service Cost Allocation Plan for FY09 provided by Cost Advisory Services, Inc.  Based on the report, the reimbursement for DHS Local Administrative Expenses should be approximately $62,575.  Targeted Case Management indirect costs were $14,504 and state law requires these indirect costs be returned to the County’s General Basic Fund. 

The Board noted the following appointments made by the Assessor’s Conference Board:  Mark Huegel, appointed by the Board of Supervisors, Gerald Joerger, appointed by the School Board, and Cheri Schafer, appointed by the cities, will serve on the County Assessors Examining Board and Ruth Molstead will serve on the County Board of Review.  All terms are for six years and will end December 31, 2015.

The Auditor informed the Board that Res #05-10 Construction Evaluation Resolution which was approved by the Board and faxed to the DNR on January 12 cannot be found at the state office.  The Auditor was notified of this last week and because resolutions are due January 31, the DNR will not accept the resolution at this time.  For 2010 the County will not be able to review and adjust master matrix scores or recommend approval or disapprovals of the construction permit applications to the DNR.  Discussion included that the DNR representative said he is going to contact counties before January 31 next year if their office does not have a resolution on file, the county has not had an application since 2008, due to increased hog confinement costs there may not be any applications in 2010, and many state applications offer internet/web-based uploads providing immediate notification of received information but that would take a legislative change to the Iowa Code which currently only allows mail or faxed submissions to the DNR.

The Board noted the receipt of a letter from the Iowa Dept of Transportation regarding a corridor preservation zone beginning one mile east of March Avenue and continuing east and south to Co Rd B-35 interchange.  The Board has been advised that at least thirty days prior to county approval the City of Floyd and Floyd County are required to provide written notice to the Iowa DOT of applications for a building permit for construction valued at $25,000 or more, of the submission of a subdivision plat, or of a proposed zoning change within the area indicated on the map provided.  The Auditor will ensure that Jeff Sherman, Zoning Director, receives this information.

Future agenda items:  Budget hearing, zoning hearing, and discussion with County Engineer regarding putting up “County roads are not maintained for bicycle traffic” signs on county hard surface roads.

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


ATTEST:  _________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                            Arlin V. Enabnit, Chair Pro-Tem

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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