Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

June 21, 2010, 09:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 21, 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.

The Board will review claims individually after the meeting.

Allen Murray and Marty Parcher, Search & Rescue representatives, spoke about the need for an enclosed trailer for the Ranger 6x6.  The lowest quote came in at $5,311.  Due to no success in obtaining grants for a trailer, Search & Rescue has requested that the county do a 50/50 match to cover the cost.  Lisa Adelmund, Chamber/Revitalization Community Development Financial Project Coordinator, will contact Murray about other grant opportunities before the Board acts on any contribution to this effort.

Sheriff Rick Lynch updated the Board on law enforcement for the City of Nora Springs.  Lynch informed the Board that the city is going to lose their third officer due to taking employment elsewhere.  Deb Gaul, Nora Springs City Clerk, and Jesse Dugan, Police Chief, spoke to Lynch last week about putting the 28E agreement in place on a trial basis to cover the city.  The Sheriff expects to start this on July 5. 

Sheriff Lynch also updated the Board on his plans to direct traffic for the July 4th fireworks display at the airport. 

The Board noted the receipt of the Iowa Dept of Revenue Estimated Funding Notice/FY11 Tax Credits Funding Estimates for Homestead, Elderly/Disabled, and Military.  The appropriations funding estimates are 64% for Homestead which was 73% last year and 100% for the Elderly/Disabled and Military Service, the same as last year.  The Board will act on the county funding for the Homestead Credit at tomorrow’s regular meeting.

The Board noted the receipt of an e-mail from the Iowa Dept of Management regarding the total taxes collected for Brucellosis & Tuberculosis levy for FY11 to be $411,479.  The total statewide taxable property is 121,023,120,113.  The math is total statewide taxable value divided by 1,000 times .0034.   Last year’s levy rate was .0030. 

The Auditor updated the Board on corrections that need to be made to the GASB 45 valuation report prepared by Robert Hopson, Consulting Actuary.  The report needs to be in place by June 30.  The Board will act on the corrected report at tomorrow’s regular meeting.

The Auditor provided a draft of the Floyd County Intangible Asset Policy (GASB 51).  This has been reviewed by our third party auditors.  A $25,000 threshold for intangible assets has identified.  Smaller (phase 3) counties need to have a policy in place by June 30 but the list of intangible assets as of that date will be created at a later date.  It is unlikely that the county will have any intangible assets that meet the threshold. The Board will act on this policy at tomorrow’s regular meeting. 

Future agenda items:  abatement of utility tax for VeraSun and reconsideration of property tax incentive for Valero. 

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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