Meeting Minutes
10/10/2005

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Workshop Meeting

October 10, 2005, 9:00 AM

The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 26, 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 will review claims individually after the meeting.

The Board discussed budget amendment concerns:  1) The Rockford Fossil & Prairie Park completed the blacktop work in the parking lot.  No money had been budgeted in this fiscal year for this project.  2) Public Health/Home Health and Board of Health/Zoning.  3) Supervisor’s budget due to the additional costs for publications of meeting minutes.  4) With the new state voter registration system (IVoters), pilot counties recommend having a full-time person devoted to setting up the new system.  The Auditor will like to move Mary Mooberry from a permanent part-time employee to a permanent full-time employee.  The increase in Mary’s wages could be offset by the cost of the voting equipment which is coming in under budget. 

Chairman Enabnit and the Auditor updated Supv Dunkel and Supv Staudt on the consensus of the Department Heads on the following issues.  1) There should be no specific limit on purchases/expenses as long as it is within the budget.  Department heads should be conscious of getting bids where appropriate.  The Board should be made aware of major purchases through the budget process.  2) When individual budgeted line items are not expended, they can be used within the same department’s budget on other line items if needed.  3) All new hirees for departments who report to the board should be approved by the Board before a candidate is hired.  4) The sick leave policy has been used for increments as small as one hour and at the discretion of the department head may be used for preventive maintenance appointments.  5) Changes to the employee handbook should be ran across departments heads but are ultimately approved by the Board.  The Auditor will send an e-mail to department heads regarding striking “of several days or longer” from the handbook.

NIMS training will be brought up at another meeting.

Bob Lincoln, CPC Director, presented a proposal in regards to including Black Hawk County with the Floyd, Butler, Cerro Gordo, and Mitchell County 28E administrative agreement for effective and efficient management of mental health and developmental disabilities resources.  Black Hawk County approached Lincoln about this effort.  Lincoln will continue pursuing this idea further. 

The Board discussed adding AFLAC Long Term Care to payroll deductions.  The Board has no interest in adding any plans for payroll deductions at this time. 

The Board discussed payroll deduction for United Way.  No one is currently doing this on payroll deduction.  Concerns discussed were where you draw the line on allowing payroll deductions and when it becomes a costly to the County.  This is a good civic service organization and the board doesn’t object to employees participating in it.  The Board has concerns about discriminating by only offering a payroll deduction service to specific organizations whether it be civic service organizations or vendors for insurance plans.  The Board discussed coming up with a policy not allowing any further payroll deductions other than the ones that are currently in existence. The Auditor will see how other counties handle these issues.      

Future agenda items – nothing discussed.

A motion was made by Supervisor Dunkel and seconded by Supervisor Staudt to adjourn.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

ATTEST:  _________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                            Arlin V. Enabnit, Chairman

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors

 

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