Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

August 23, 2010, 09:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 23, 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 amend the agenda to include discussion regarding the Rockford dam.  Motion approved 3-0.  Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 3-0.

The Board will review claims individually after the meeting.

Bridget Edson, Emergency Management Director, and Sheriff Rick Lynch, provided county costs associated with RAGBRAI.  Edson spoke with Eric Whipple, local RAGBRAI committee representative, and reported that the County can submit claims for our expenses and then the RAGBRAI executive committee will decide what expenses may be reimbursable.  Edson will submit the County bills for Emergency Management, Sheriff and Public Health.

Lynch, Edson, Jeff Sherman, Zoning/E911 Addressing/Sanitarian Director, and the Board discussed the failing Rockford dam issue.  The Board understands that a representative from the DNR who specializes in low-head dams does not want anything done with the dam at this time.  Discussion included safety concerns, putting up a snow fence around the property, some Rockford citizens having interest in keeping the dam, private money to repair the dam, and contacting the DNR or Corp of Engineers to find out what can be done.  The Board will act tomorrow on how to proceed with the DNR and putting up a snow fence.

Sherman informed the Board about the river gauges not working last week.  There may be a problem with the receiver-decoder.  Potential fixes are being troubleshooted through Sherman.  Sherman also questioned how expenses for the gauges are to be paid.

Gail Arjes, Public Health/Home Health Care Director, presented a quote for $61,500 down to $37,375 for CareFacts software plus monthly maintenance cost.  Discussion included sharing Board of Health agencies between counties, CareFacts offering billing over two fiscal years, and seeing if ISAC can develop a database similar to what has been developed for Mental Health.  Arjes will visit with Bob Lincoln, CPC/Case Management Director, and/or ISAC to see what mental health is using through ISAC.

Sherman updated the Board on proposals for the Agricultural Building Permit Application that he has been working on in conjunction with Farm Bureau.  Farm Bureau representatives will be meeting with the zoning department later this afternoon to discuss information questioned on the application.  Sherman said the office has been using the application so far and have had no complaints.  Chairman Dunkel offered to attend the meeting.

The Board noted a salary increase to $28,000 per year for Matt Hagar, Conservation Technician, following a three month probationary period effective August 10, 2010. 

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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