Meeting Minutes
8/24/2010

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

August 24, 2010, 9:00 AM

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 24, 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. 

Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the August 9 and 10, 2010 minutes.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the following claims:  County #412-552, Secondary Roads #12743-12767, and MH-DD #59239-59245.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Staudt/Enabnit moved to void a duplicate check from FY10 in the amount of $400 made payable to Joseph P. Molnar.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve the annual Floyd County Public Health/Home Health Care Agency Preparedness Plan.  Motion carried 3-0.

Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve the FY11 policies for the Floyd County Public Health/Home Health Care Agency.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Doug Schroeder, Conservation Director, Laura Elfers, Conservation Naturalist, Sheriff Rick Lynch, Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, and the Board discussed the failing dam in Rockford.  Schroeder said he has been providing the DNR with updates and commented that if you change more than 5% of the river flow you need to have permits from the DNR and Corp of Engineers.  Schroeder provide past and current photos of the dam along with old articles and an inspection report stating that the dam was in poor condition.  Discussion included making sure the public knows what we are doing so far, communicating with the council and mayor of Rockford, the safety of the area, liability of the dam, and waiting on the findings of the DNR.  Staudt/Enabnit moved to provide the media with information, direct Schroeder to contact the Rockford Council and Mayor, and direct the engineer to work with Schroeder to put up a more permanent barricade.  Motion carried 3-0.

A public hearing opened at 9:30 a.m. regarding two zoning change applications.  The first application addressed was for Carl Knapp, Knapp Diversified, and Vernon Martin, Countryside Construction, to rezone 2.83 acres of property from Ag to C-1 for the purpose of moving Countryside Construction from Mitchell County to 1036 Underwood Ave.  The Auditor reported that there were no written or oral comments objecting to or in support of the Knapp/Martin application prior to the hearing.  Tom Schwab, Zoning Commission Chair, reported that the Zoning Commission voted in favor of rezoning the property.  The second application was for Kenneth and Sandra Stark to rezone 1.01 acres from Ag to C-1 for the purpose of having a bed & breakfast/quilting retreat and retail fabric store at 1182 Hwy 18.  The Auditor reported that there were no written or oral comments objecting to or in support of the Stark application prior to the hearing.  Judy Jacobson questioned concerns of the property regarding Nora Springs city limits and city zoning.  It was explained that the city annexing into this area would require a different process initiated by Nora Springs council and todayís hearing was specifically related to county zoning.  Other neighbors to the subject property spoke of concerns regarding future use of the property should the next owner change the type of business and the number of patrons allowed on the business.  Schwab reported that the Zoning Commission addressed the neighborís issues at the Commissionís hearing earlier today and the Commission voted to approve the application with a condition of limiting the total maximum occupancy level to 50 persons and recommended the County do the same.  The hearing closed at 9:45 a.m. 

Staudt/Enabnit moved to approve Resolution #19-10 Zoning Change, including the first and final reading of the application from Carl Knapp, Knapp Diversified, and Vernon Martin, Countryside Construction, to rezone 2.83 acres of property from Ag to C-1 for the purpose of moving Countryside Construction from Mitchell County to 1036 Underwood Ave, waiving the second and third readings, and approving the zoning change.  Roll call vote:  Ayes-Staudt/Enabnit/Dunkel.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Enabnit/Staudt moved to approve Resolution #20-10 Zoning Change including the first and final reading of the application from Kenneth and Sandra Stark to rezone 1.01 acres from Ag to C-1 for the purpose of having a bed & breakfast/quilting retreat and retail fabric store at 1182 Hwy 18, waiving the second and third readings, and approving the zoning change as with a condition of limiting the total maximum occupancy level to 50 persons.  Roll call vote:  Ayes-Enabnit/ Dunkel/Staudt.  Motion carried 3-0.

Rolando provided his timesheet and the Foremanís minutes.  The DNR has finally approved to proceed with the Kepple bridge.  Work continues on the T18 bridge.  The seal coat project on Cleveland Ave was finished last week.  Crews finished the tile project on the Gilbert St. viaduct last week.  The department purchased a used milling machine.  Urban renewal funded projects including T38, Lancer Ave, the Midway road and 240th St are scheduled for next summer.  Supv Enabnit requested Rolando to take a look at the west approach of the Marble Rock bridge; possibly a Durapatch or slurry work could remedy the problem.  Rock resurfacing projects are completed.  The use of dirt pile south of Winnebago was discussed. 

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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