Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

January 24, 2011, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, January 24, 2011 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Dunkel, Supv. Kuhn, and Supv Kamm.

Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 3-0.

The Board will review claims individually after the meeting.

The Board discussed results of two different surveys, one from Supv Dunkel and one from Gloria Carr, Auditor, regarding the number of deputies, assistants and clerks in the Treasurer’s, Auditor’s, and Recorder’s offices.  The Board will act on a resolution for the Treasurer, Recorder and County Attorney at tomorrow’s regular meeting.

Evan Klink and Jan Streich, DHS representatives, spoke to the Board about the details of having the county be the employer of record for the Decat Coordinator who oversees the Cerro Gordo County and Floyd County regions.  Discussion included the fee Floyd County could collect to recover costs to employ the position, potential risks to the county including unemployment costs should the state funding cease for the position and health care costs incurred by the county, and opportunities to limit the risks to the county.  An e-mail from Judge Gerald Magee favoring Floyd County taking on the employer of record/fiscal agent responsibilities was also read.  If Floyd County is in favor of taking this on, a contract between DHS and the County will be drawn up.

Klink, Streich, the Board and Carr also discussed the disposition of accrued interest for the FMC Decat Project Fund.  Since its inception, interest has accrued to the County’s General Fund.  Streich requested that the Decat Fund be able to accrue interest on the fund balances.  The Board will act on this at tomorrow’s regular meeting.

Nathan Deetz, Central Lock, Mason City, and the Board discussed options for the west door if it were to be changed to an employee only entrance, the basement floor vault doors needing to be retrofitted to meet requirements for tornado shelter areas, changes to the locks to the double doors to the court room, and an upgrade to the 3rd floor push button system with a manual lock to an automatic lock.  Deetz can proceed with the two third floor projects but the Board would like a quote for an electronic system that would allow the county to limit access after courthouse hours to the west door. 

Charles City Police Chief Mike Wendell stopped in to welcome the two new board members and let them know that he is available to the Board if they have any questions or feedback regarding the operations of the Communications Center.  Discussion included communications equipment, dispatch services, and budgets for communications and E911. 

Future agenda items:  county vehicle for sale

The Board recessed at approximately 12:10 p.m. and resumed at approximately 1:20 p.m.

The Board continued with FY12 budget discussion including a review of wages, valuations, fund balances, levy rates, funding for wind turbine incentives, and county grants provided to various agencies. 

A motion was made by Supervisor Kamm and seconded by Supervisor Kuhn 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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