Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

January 11, 2011, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Dunkel, Supv. Kuhn, and Supv. Kamm.

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

Public Comment:  Lisa Adelmund, Chamber/Revitalization Financial Project Coordinator, provided the Board with information regarding grant resources she has sought out for various agencies, including grants for the courthouse building projects which have been denied.  Floyd County and the City of Charles City have each contributed $22,000 per year for Adelmund’s research efforts for the last three years.

Kamm/Kuhn moved to approve the December 27 and 28, 2010 and January 3, 2011 minutes.  Motion carried 3-0

Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve the following claims:  County #1870-2022, Secondary Roads #13044-13083, MH-DD #59316-59327, and Drains #1.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Kamm/Kuhn moved to hire Sandi Snook as a paper shredder for CPC/Case Management at $7.25/hour starting the week of January 17.  Motion carried 3-0.

Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve the liquor license for the Rockford Public Golf Course effective 1/14/2011.  Motion carried 3-0.

Kamm/Kuhn moved to approve Tim Staudt, Trevis O’Connell and Richard White to the Charles City Area Development Corporation Board for two years.  Motion carried 3-0.

Kamm/Kuhn moved to approve Right of Way Contracts for bridge project on Dancer Ave & 280th St for Joseph Merfeld totaling $4,557.24 and Everett and Deloris Benson for $3,979.38.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, updated the Board on snow plowing and removal, timesheets, and foreman’s minutes.  Preliminary estimates for Urban Renewal projects on Triumph and 190th St are in the works.  Another Midway Road project is being estimated.  Rolando read a letter from the City of Rockford requesting county funds to help cover the cost of the bridge replacement in the city.  Discussion also included the County Shed in Charles City on 2nd Ave and in Rockford.  Rolando received over 80 applications to fill the retired position.

The Board reviewed the following FY12 budge proposals:  County Attorney, Medical Examiner, Board of Health, and Zoning, Engineer, Sanitary Disposal, and Road Clearing.  

The Board recessed at approximately 12:15 p.m. and reconvened at 1 p.m.

Vicki Hendershot and Evan Klink, DHS representatives, and Board representatives and Auditors from Chickasaw, Mitchell and Floyd County participated in a telephone conference call regarding the Department of Human Services Agency.  Hendershot proposed no bottom line increase to the FY12 DHS budget.   Bremer County DHS employees have been relocated to the host-county facilities in Butler County and Floyd County as of July 1, 2010.  Two proposed “28E Cooperative Reimbursement Agreement for Regional Services Provided by the Iowa Department of Human Resources” documents were provided with both adding Bremer County into the region and one of the two suggesting a modified formula for calculating the shared local administrative expenses of the DHS facility.  The Code of Iowa allows host counties to bill participating counties for direct administration costs but leaves the means to do so at the discretion of the participating counties.  Auditor Carr provided supporting documents of the numbers used for the past and proposed billing process, shared the differences between the way the two regions bill for reimbursement, and explained the intentions of the Butler County and Floyd County Auditors to develop a uniform and fair formula for billing in both regions based on Butler County’s unsuccessful attempt to reach an agreement with Bremer County and conversations and rationalization between Hendershot and the two auditors since last November.  Bremer County did not participate in the conference call but have requested the Butler and Floyd Auditors, Supervisor representatives, and DHS representatives meet in person at a future Bremer County Board meeting to discuss the matter further.  Mitchell and Chickasaw Board representatives indicated they would act on the proposed 28E agreement with the modified formula at their next regular meeting.  If an agreement cannot be made with Bremer County, other recourse will need to be pursued to seek reimbursement.

The Board continued with budget review for the following departments:  Public Health, Public Defender, and General Services.

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