The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for a workshop meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 28, 2011 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance: Chairman Dunkel, Supv. Kamm, and Supv. Kuhn.
Kamm/Kuhn moved to approve the agenda as presented.Motion carried 3-0.
Supv Kamm updated the board on a Regional Workforce Development meeting, including the local office closing and the expectation of the library picking up more internet usage for unemployed workers to search employment opportunities.
Bridget Edson, Emergency Management Coordinator, provided the Board with talking points for the state’s Emergency Management Division meeting tonight.A revised list of anticipated funding for the EMPG grant was provided. Supv Kamm and Chairman Dunkel will likely attend tonight’s meeting.
The Board noted the Certification of Tax Levy for the Brucellosis and Tuberculosis Eradication Fund.The amount to levy shall be 0.0032 cents (32/100th cent) per $1,000 of accessed taxable property in the county for FY12.This is a decrease of 0.0002 per $1,000.
Gary Gerhard questioned the Board about information he read in the paper regarding the Vorhes lawsuit.Gerhard was provided with the County’s response to the interrogatory questions and other public information regarding the suit.
Norm Klemesrud, County Attorney, and the Board discussed a potential new drainage district in Rock Grove Township and documents provided by Ralph Smith, attorney for William Brandau to establish a district mutually between the property owners.If the property owners in the drainage area cannot come to an agreement to resolve issues themselves, the Board of Supervisors may be petitioned to establish a district.Brandau was contacted by telephone and informed the Board that several property owners did not attend yesterday’s meeting at Smith’s office and noted it was because they didn’t think they needed to be there if they had no opposition.Brandau will let the Board know the outcome of this effort.
Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, set up a conference call between Bob Brinton, drainage district attorney, and the Board for next Monday at 1 p.m. to discuss the County’s needs for legal assistance.
The Board discussed FY12 budgets.Comments included that the City of Charles City will be funding the grant researcher with a rewrite of the job description to include assistance/support in writing the grant rather than just finding grants, agencies that the county is funding, and levy rates.
Future agenda items:Rockford dam.
A motion was made by Supervisor Kuhn and seconded by Supervisor Kamm to adjourn.Motion carried 3-0.