Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

February 7, 2011, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 7, 2011 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Supv Kamm, Chair Pro-Tem, and Supv. Kuhn. Absent:  Chairman Dunkel.

Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 2-0.

The Board will review claims individually after the meeting.

Supv Kamm updated the Board about the Communications and E911 Board meetings.  Arlyn Kukhan is resigning from Communications and they are looking for his replacement.  Supv Kuhn suggested to change Supv Kamm as the primary and Supv Kuhn as the alternate to the T21 Board.  Supv Kuhn would like to be appointed to the Cedar River Watershed Coalition.    

Jeff Sherman and Misty Day, Zoning Dept, updated the Board on the Zoning Ordinance process and requested input from the Supervisors.  The Board of Adjustments will be meeting next week to discuss the current proposed ordinance.  Discussion included definitions for small wind innovation areas and condominiums, the reasoning for changing the minimum lot size from 10 to 15 acres, conditional use permit for fireworks display for events hosted for more than 200 attendees, shooting range requirements, waivers or variances regarding setback limitations.  The Zoning Commission is expected to meet again in March.  Sherman and Day would like the Supervisors to provide them with recommendations in the near future. 

The Board reviewed a bid from Central Lock for the west door entrance system.  This bid includes a manual key override.  The Board will act on this at tomorrow’s meeting.

Greg Davis, Solutions, Inc representative was contacted on a conference call to discuss a letter from Davis regarding InstaGate Pop 3 Mail versus Microsoft Hosted Exchange.  The InstaGate 305 that the county currently uses will no longer have support after March 20.  Davis suggested going to a Cisco/Microsoft option for 55 mail boxes at an initial cost of $4,273.50 and an annual cost for the 2nd and 3rd year of $3,300.  The Board would like to learn more about a Google Mail system and see what other counties and businesses are using before acting on the Microsoft hosted exchange option.

Jen Burton, High School Drama Instructor, spoke to the Board about having a high school play in the courtroom.  The Board will act on this at the February 22 meeting.  Sheriff Lynch was included in the discussion to courthouse security issues. 

Harold Norby, Nora Springs resident, stopped in to the Board to inform the Board of an issue with filling a ditch where water sat causing a mosquito issue and putting up posts to eliminate traffic shortcutting the corner of the property, both reported to originally have been approved by the City of Nora Springs.  Norby reported physical abuse and threats with certain neighbors.  According to Norby, city and county law enforcement and Nora Springs city council members, the city administrator and the mayor have been involved with issues.  Sheriff Lynch suggested Norby meet with the city council, file a complaint with an attorney to see if the situation warrants a civil restraining no-contact order, file statements when situations occur and contact the state ombudsmen’s office if he is not satisfied with the city’s response. 

Bridget Edson, Emergency Management Coordinator, and the Sheriff presented suggestions to be able to keep the option to convert to the Shieldware for the Communications/E911 system.  Supv Kamm will visit with Mike Wendel, Charles City Police Chief about the issue. 

The Board noted the fees collected in the amount of $1,566.20 for the month of January by the Clerk of Court’s office.

The FY12 budget review included discussion regarding the Courthouse Security position, new nursing staff for Public Health, the Veterans Affairs Director’s salary, and additions to the BOS budget.  The Board also reviewed options for levy rates and fund balances.

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


ATTEST:  ________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                           Doug A. Kamm, Vice Chair

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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