Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

August 9, 2010, 09:00 AM


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

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

The Board will review claims individually after the meeting.

Keith and Dean Eastman, Farmers Feed and Grain Co., Inc. representatives, Norm Klemesrud, County Attorney, Frank Rottinghaus, County Treasurer, Tim Fox, Area Economic Development Executive Director and the Board discussed the disposition of property in the name of Allied Equipment Inc.  Eastman’s provided a written notice of interest in the property along with an opinion from attorney Mark Walk, Walk & Murphy, PLC., on the subject.  Klemesrud provided an opinion on previous actions and suggested the Board assign the tax sale certificate pursuant to Iowa Code 446.31 rather than have a tax sale deed issued to the county and then dispose of the property.  Rottinghaus informed the Board that in 2007 the required notice of expiration of right of redemption was published in the newspaper and John Grant who was the last registered agent for Allied Equipment was provided delivery service notice of the same.  Neither at the time of the tax sale nor after the notice of expiration publication did the City of Charles City show any interest in the property.  The Auditor reported that she spoke with Tom Brownlow, City Administrator, who said the city is not interested in the property and would not cause delay in its disposition.  Fox shared information on phases of environmental studies.  Fox and Keith Eastman commented on how several months ago the figure of $8,000 for the property arose.  Klemesrud said a public meeting for the Board to take action on the assignment of the tax sale certificate is all that is required as opposed to the requirement of publishing for a public hearing for the disposition of property where the county would be issuing a deed.  Klemesrud added that if an agreed upon price could be reached, he and Walk could discuss any issues and the Board could take action to assign the certificate at tomorrow’s Board of Supervisors meeting.  The Board requested a written offer from Eastman’s.

The Auditor proposed the Board put a question on the ballot regarding the local option sales tax for the unincorporated area.  The current tax sunsets on December 31, 2012.  By putting it on the ballot for this November election, the county will avoid the costs of doing a special election later as the November 2012 election is not timely to hold the election and have the tax in effect for January 1, 2013.  The Auditor is waiting for feedback from state regarding ordinance and resolution issues.  The Board will need to decide the use of the tax and if they want to sunset the tax for the question on the ballot.  Discussion including using the tax for road rock, secondary road equipment, bridges and culvert repair and/or replacement and construction projects.

On behalf of the Risk Management Committee, the Auditor presented a Floyd County Select Provider Policy and a list of providers to use for workers’ compensation claims.  The Board will act on both at tomorrow’s regular board meeting.

The Board noted $1,046.81 in fees collected by the Clerk of Court for the month of July.

The Board noted the Certification of County Conservation Purposes Support by County Property Taxes for FY10.  The County levy was $0.35205 per thousand of assessed taxable property.  The law requires counties support County Conservation Purposes at a rate of $0.22 per thousand in order to qualify for the distribution of county per capita REAP funds and eligibility to submit proposals and qualify for 100% REAP funded grants. 

Future agenda items:  public health sharing

A motion was made by Supervisor Staudt and seconded by Supervisor Enabnit 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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