The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop at on Monday, October 3, 2005 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance: Chairman Enabnit, Supv. Staudt, Supv. Dunkel.
Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the agenda as presented.Motion carried 3-0.
The Board discussed a proposal from Scott Association regarding recovering telecommunication costs.With the new phone system at the DHS building, some recent overcharges have been addressed with McLeod.
The Board discussed enforcing a limit where department heads would have to seek Board approval for purchases/expenditures over a certain value before the purchase is made or work is done.The Auditor will see if there is information in past meeting minutes regarding a purchasing limit prior to purchases being made.Record is kept on inventory of equipment costing $500 and higher which is put in the system after the purchase is made.The Board also discussed department heads requesting approval for new employees prior to hiring rather than positions being noted in meetings after an employee has been hired.The Board discussed whether or not Department Heads should be allowed to use money budgeted within their department for other items as long as they stay within their total budget.Chairman Enabnit will discuss these issues with the Department Heads at the next meeting.
The Board was asked by the Auditor for clarification of the sick leave policy in the employee handbook.The Auditor interprets the wording “several days or longer” in the handbook to mean employees are not eligible for sick pay for small increments of time off.Various departments allow employees to take sick pay for one-hour increments when an employee is sick as well as for preventive maintenance appointments such as physicals and dental checkups.Discussion also led to who approves changes to the handbook, department heads or the Board.Chairman Enabnit will discuss this issue with the Department Heads at the next meeting.
Keeli Thomas from Group Services, Inc. presented information regarding health insurance plans, including what she considers as advantages for the County to consider a partially self-funded plan instead of a fully-funded plan like we currently have in place.Discussion included options such as adding co-pay features instead of raising deductibles, allowing employees to choose deductible limits, and not offering family coverage to new employees.
NIMS training discussion will be discussed at a later date.
The Board noted the Floyd County Annual Financial Report for FY05.