Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

March 29, 2010, 09:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop session at 09:00 a.m. on Monday, March 29, 2010 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Dunkel and Supv. Staudt; Absent:  Supv. Enabnit.

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

Lisa Adelmund, Financial Project Coordinator, presented to the Board information regarding a seminar that is going to be held in Lincoln, NE. The seminar is for one week and the focus is on state and federal funding.  Lisa would like to attend this seminar.  She has friends that she would be able to stay with to help defray costs. The cost to attend the seminar is roughly $1,000.  Lisa was wondering if there is the possibility for the county to pay half of the fee.  Discussion included how the money is being used that the county contributes towards Lisa’s salary, and if there are any funds available for extra training or expenses.  Warren will contact Veronica at Community Development to see how these moneys are being spent.  Lisa told the Board that she would like a decision by May 8, 2010 so that she would still be able to sign up for the seminar if the funding is available.

The Board discussed the County Attorney position.  Supv Dunkel stated that the Board needs legal direction for this situation.  He also stated that he has contacted the Attorney General’s office.  Beth Hansen, attorney with Swisher & Cohrt, has been contacted regarding representing the County at the April 5, 2010 hearing.

Supv. Dunkel expressed concern regarding reviewing the Zoning processes and making sure zoning classifications are correct and not being missed throughout the County.  He suggested that perhaps the Zoning Office should start an organized effort to make sure that zoning is correct for the rural areas.  Misty Day, Zoning Assistant, explained to the Board that they have developed a new building application permit for the rural area.  The building permit would be another device to use to make sure that all new rural construction would get classified correctly.  She stated that currently when they are out checking out construction in the county they are reviewing the classifications on rural property.  She also stated that the Zoning Ordinance is currently being revised.  The new Zoning Ordinance when complete will have better definitions to be more user-friendly.  The Board discussed that following their zoning application hearings that they following the same procedure used for amendments to ordinances by having three readings in consideration of the zoning change, with the option to waive the second and third readings, before approving the rezoning of property.       

Misty stated that there have not been as many ag well closings and that there is still money available for well testing.

Supv. Dunkel stated that the local RAGBRAI committee has requested the use of Floyd County’s and Chickasaw County’s Emergency Management command trailers.  These would be used when RAGBRAI is in Charles City on Wednesday and Thursday, July 28-29, 2010. Supv. Dunkel stated that there is a reimbursement rate for trailer usage.  He stated that we should keep track of expenses incurred for County reimbursement.  Misty Day stated that food inspections are done by Cerro Gordo County.  The food vendors for RAGBRAI will fall under this situation. This circumstance will probably be something that Floyd County will have to contact Cerro Gordo County.

Future agenda items to be discussed are: purchasing FEMA sandbags to have on hand, but not for personal use; Lisa Adelmund funding request; and building permits required for rural area construction.

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


ATTEST:  _________________________________             ____________________________________

            Sandra J. Hicks                                                         Warren K. Dunkel, Chair

            Floyd County Deputy Auditor                              Floyd County Board of Supervisors



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