Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting
July 1, 2010, 8:00 AM
The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for a special meeting at 8:00 a.m. on July 1, 2010 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance: Chairman Dunkel, Supv. Enabnit, and Supv. Staudt.
The Board conducted the cash count for the end of FY2010 and the beginning of FY2011 in the offices of Recorder, Sheriff and Treasurer.
Staudt/Enabnit moved to open the meeting and approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 3-0.
The public hearing regarding James and Jane Frisbie’s application to rezone 3.67 acres of property from Ag to R-1 for the purposes of splitting a lot to sell for a new home opened at 8:30 a.m. Approximately seven people attended the hearing. The Auditor reported that there were no oral or written comments or objections in support of or against the zoning change prior to the hearing. Tom Schwab, Zoning Commission Chair, commented that at the Zoning hearing earlier today that Gene LaBounty spoke on behalf of the Noss family adjacent to the property and expressed drainage concerns should the new property owners add tile. Schwab directed the family to speak with the Engineer’s office rather than the Zoning office. Schwab reported that the Commission approved the zoning change as well as a minor subdivision plat. The hearing closed at 8:37 p.m. Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the first reading of the application to rezone 3.67 acres of property located adjacent to 1812 Cleveland Avenue in the SWNE¼ of S31-T96N-R15W, St Charles Township from Ag to R-1 and to approve Final Plat for a minor subdivision named Frisbie Addition. Roll call: Ayes-Enabnit, Staudt, Dunkel. Motion carried 3-0. Staudt/Enabnit motion carried to waive the second and third readings of the application to rezone said property and to approve the zoning change from Ag to R-1 as final as well as to approve the final plat for Frisbie Addition, a minor subdivision, pursuant to Section 354.8 of the Iowa Code and the requirements that all public improvements completed prior to approval of the final plat is waived per Resolution #19-10. Roll call vote: Ayes-Staudt, Dunkel, Enabnit. Motion carried 3-0.
Staudt/Enabnit moved to set a public hearing on July 13, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. for Tim Bluhm’s application to rezone 4.09 acres of property from Ag to R-1 for purposes of splitting off a lot to sell for a new home. Motion carried 3-0.
The Board discussed two complaints regarding garbage that is sitting in the yard on property owned by Ronald Polen. Staudt/Enabnit moved to direct Jeff Sherman, Zoning/Sanitarian, to contact Rolph Aronson who is believed to be the executor of an estate regarding a timeline to clean up the debris. Motion carried 3-0.
Supv Enabnit excused himself from the meeting.
Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve MOU-2011-CO34 between the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Floyd County Board of Supervisors for the FY11 County Substance Abuse Prevention Services Request for Bid contract. Motion carried 3-0.
Supv Enabnit returned to the meeting.
Three representatives from Hauser Funeral Home spoke about some concerns regarding county burials. It was noted that Fullerton-Hage Funeral Home has refused to provide services for county burials per a letter the county received from the funeral home some time ago. Al Whiteside, Hauser Funeral Home Director, commented that Fullerton-Hage Funeral Home has billed Hauser Funeral Home. In two situations payment from Hauser Funeral Home or family was required to pay a lump sum before releasing the body. In one of those situation with a Chickasaw County resident, the family agreed to make payment for the charge of $400. Hauser Funeral Home and the family have filed complaints with the Iowa Board of Mortuary Science Examiners regarding holding the body. Norm Klemesrud, County Attorney, stated that the family has to make arrangements for a county burial prior to working with the funeral home. Klemesrud will check the Iowa Code regarding any rights to holding the body and get back to Hauser Funeral Home. Klemesrud does not believe there is anything the Board of Supervisors can do about these situations. Chairman Dunkel commented that Hauser Funeral Home has no obligation to pay Fullerton-Hage Funeral Home. Discussion also included that if the family has funds to pay Fullerton-Hage Funeral Home that may make them ineligible for a county burial and that the current rate of $1,000 for county burials does not cover the funeral home’s costs.
The Auditor updated the Board on preliminary audit work conducted by Gardiner Thomsen. With respect to FY10 and FY11 expenses for the urban renewal road projects, the auditor created account codes using the service area code 7 for “Roads” rather than the code 10 for “Capital Projects”. The Auditors caught this during their preliminary audit work and have completed journal entries to correct the FY10 payments. This correction causes the service area for 10 to be over budget for FY10. To correct FY11 codes, the Auditor has requested the Board to do a budget amendment. Staudt/Enabnit moved to set a public hearing to do a FY11 budget amendment for July 27 at 9:15 a.m. Motion carried 3-0.
Bob Lincoln, CPC/Case Management Director, updated the Board on Fund 10 going negative for a few days but assured the Board that a check from Butler County for Floyd County’s FY10 mental health allocations was received on June 30 to correct the problem. Lincoln informed the Board that the State Auditor’s office will be auditing the 5-County CPC Program next week. Lincoln also informed the Board that the office is going through a database conversion this month from the COMIS system to an ISAC database.
The Auditor informed the Board of responses of who will participate on the Risk Management Committee. Members include representation from the following offices: Engineer, Public Health, Sheriff, Emergency Management, Conservation, and Auditor. The first meeting will be held next Tuesday after the Department Head meeting.
Bridget Edson, Emergency Management Coordinator, was updated on Lisa Adelmund’s contact with Allen Murray, Search and Rescue representative, regarding other opportunities to fund a trailer for the utility vehicle before the County would contribute to the effort.
Edson updated the Board on a flood meeting that she attended in Waverly yesterday. Discussion including mitigation efforts along the Cedar River, working with Soil & Water Conservation Department, and other meeting opportunities.
The RAGBRAI route was discussed.
Future agenda items: suggestion to notify businesses when the county will be doing work on a road to the business.
A motion was made by Supv. Staudt and was seconded by Supv. Enabnit to adjourn. Motion carried 2-0.
ATTEST: ________________________________ ____________________________________
Gloria A. Carr Warren K. Dunkel, Chair
Floyd County Auditor Floyd County Board of Supervisors