Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

June 7, 2010, 09:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 7, 2010 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Dunkel, Supv. Enabnit and Supv. Staudt.

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

The Board will review claims individually after the meeting.

Janet Garber, Secretary/Treasurer for Flood Creek Cemetery, spoke to the Board regarding a request for county funds for veterans’ graves.  Discussion included Civil War veterans not identified in the Iowa Code for qualifying graves, the $7.50 rate the county pays per lot for veterans that was established in 1974, and township funding for owned and non-owned cemeteries with township levy’s.  Garber will provide the Board with her request for funding using the required form at a later date. 

The Board noted the hiring of Patrick Reilly as a summer intern for Conservation starting May 24 at $9.25/hour.  Reilly will be working through August 2010.

The Board noted that Kimberly Birch, attorney, was appointed as a special prosecutor per an order of the Iowa District Court based on an oral application by the Floyd County Attorney due to the new Assistant County Attorney previously representing a defendant.  The Board questioned whether or not another county could have reciprocated services with Floyd County for this type of situation and will check with the County Attorney’s office for future cases.

Bob Lincoln and Carol O’Donnell, CPC/Case Management office, requested that the County Social Services agency be able to reuse Floyd County furniture, equipment and supplies removed from service for auction or disposal in any of the five county offices with property notification and approval by the Auditor.  Lincoln provided the Floyd County General Assistance Benefit Schedule reflecting income guidelines and housing assistance, emergency shelter, medical assistance, transportation, burial and food and misc supplies.  Lincoln also requested that the Floyd County Case Management Administrator be able to gift medical equipment/supplies from the loan closet to reduce excess inventory.  The Department of Human Services has requested a notice from Floyd County regarding our mental health disability allocations being sent to Butler County as the fiscal agent for the 5-county County Social Services agency.   Lincoln also provided Amendment #2 to the SSBG County Contract.  The Board will act on the above items at tomorrow’s regular meeting.

Lincoln shared with the Board about an upcoming meeting he will be having with the North Iowa Juvenile Detention Center Board regarding a regional 911 dispatch call/assessment center for mental health needs.  Lincoln is proposing a contract with the detention center for three services:  1) transportation for counties on a per capita basis, 2) a lease agreement for use of half of the facility, 3) a fee for service agreement.    

The Board reviewed notice from the Iowa Dept of Revenue regarding FY11 Ag Land and Family Farm prorate factors for January 1, 2009 valuations with tax liability for FY11.  The Ag Land prorate factor which was 19.4% for taxes payable in FY10 is going to 16.5% for FY11.  The Family Farm prorate factor which was 16.4% for FY10 is going to 15.4% for FY11. 

The Board noted the receipt of a resolution from the Board of Directors of Hawkeye Community College (Merged Area VII) levying a tax for the purpose of paying principal and interest on Industrial New Jobs Training Refunding Certificates, Series 2010-2, dated June 15, 2010. 

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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