Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

July 26, 2010, 09:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for special session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 26, 2010 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Supv. Enabnit, Chair ProTem, and Supv. Staudt; Absent: Chairman Dunkel.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to amend the agenda to remove any agenda items pertaining to going to closed session per Iowa Code 21.5.1a due to Bob Lincoln, CPC/Case Management Director, reporting that it is no longer necessary.  Motion carried 2-0.  Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 2-0.

The Board will review claims individually after the meeting.

Gail Arjes, PH/HHC Director, presented information regarding the purchasing of electronic medical records software.  The billing software costs approximately $40,000 and the clinical side of the software costs approximately $20,000.  Point of Care software offering access from the nurse’s laptops is also available and proposed to be added at a later time.  Arjes is going to work on some grants to offset the costs.  Approximately $30,000 is budgeted this year for the software and the rest is proposed to be phased in over two or three budget years.  Discussion included the Board of Health’s support for purchasing the software, the software providing more efficiency for data input, this system being an improvement over the current billing system, the depletion of the general fund, sharing services with other public health agencies, and the benefits of community nursing.  Supv Staudt requested that Arjes provide the supervisors with her plan of action at budget time.

Lincoln and the Board discussed the status of Prairie Ridge Treatment Center and Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center services.  Lincoln updated the Board on utilization of North Iowa Juvenile Detention Center facility with hopes of having some activity within the next few months.

Tim Fox, Area Development Executive Director, provided a check for $25,812.45 for the repayment of tax liability settlement based on a schedule established on September 14, 2009, per Res #25-09 between Floyd County and FMPL, LLC, whereby the Supervisors waived a portion of the previous tax liability, established a future property tax revenue stream and constructed a schedule for future repayment concerning 901 N Main St, otherwise known as All-States Quality Foods.  FMPL sold the property on July 23 for $204,000.  Fox explained that based on the schedule the county receives 47.5% of the sale of the property less the value of the tax certificate purchase, cleanup, freezers and air handling equipment.  Fox believes that the settlement fairly reflects the intent of the resolution and commented that the Board should be proud of its performance in this matter as it has in effect saved a building that would likely have been torn down at taxpayer expense but rather netted the county $56,976 from this $25,812.45 check plus $22,092 which was paid in back taxes and an additional $9,072 in taxes paid for FY10.  Fox also noted that the Board helped bring a new company to town with the potential to create upwards of 160 new jobs and paying 100% of medical and dental premium costs for a single employee.  

The Board reviewed a proposed letter to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) regarding a formal request to use the Federal Hydrological frequencies for use in transmitting the hydrological data related to the stream level sensors and rain gauges located in Floyd County.  This will be acted on tomorrow.

The Board noted that the MERV needed a new radiator.  Bridget Edson, Emergency Management Coordinator, approved the expense so as to not keep the vehicle out of service longer than possible. 

The Auditor reported that the County has a $9,875 contribution to make toward the Urban Renewal Roads project/fund and that Northland Securities has notified her that an additional $2,591.47 is necessary to be in compliance with the federal Build America Bonds requirement due to the expenses being underestimated.   

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 ProTem

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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