Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

March 14, 2011, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for a special meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 14, 2011 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Dunkel, Supv. Kamm, and Supv. Kuhn.

Kuhn/Kamm moved to amend the agenda to discuss Shieldware for the Communications Center with the Emergency Management Coordinator.  Motion carried 3-0.  Kamm/Kuhn moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 3-0.

Supv Kuhn commented that he attended the North Iowa Juvenile Detention Center meeting last Friday and toured the facility.  At the NIJDC meeting, he met with Mick Gamez, Howard County Supervisor, and visited about a low-head dam in Howard County that has been removed.  Arrangements were made to take some Rockford citizens to Howard County to visit the site of the removed dam.  Supv Dunkel discussed what has been happening with the Mental Health Center and the future of mental health services.  Bob Lincoln, CPC/Case Management Director is working on plans for the center and hopes to be able to step aside in June.  Supv Dunkel attended and updated the Board on last week’s Community Revitalization Board meeting. 

Ralph Smith, attorney for a proposed new drainage district located in Rock Grove Township, spoke to the Board regarding his work with Bill Brandau to establish a county drainage district to replace an old, unrecorded drainage area.  Smith would like the Board’s legal counsel to review his proposed agreement to petition the Board before it is presented to the Board.  Smith commented that there may be as much as $100,000 in repairs and improvements that need to be made.  The Board would like the Auditor to contact Bob Brinton, attorney who provides drainage district legal advice for several counties, regarding hiring him to review Smith’s proposed agreement and work with the county on that drainage district as well as DD#12.

Bridget Edson, Emergency Management Coordinator, provide a contract for Shieldware paid for by Communications and E911.  The contract has been changed to include a signature from Mike Wendel, Charles City Police Chief.  Discussion included a potential need to have a resolution approved per 28E agreements before procuring Shieldware’s product.  Chief Wendel will attend next week’s workshop meeting to discuss the implementation and sign the contract for Shieldware after two Board members have signed the contract. 

Supv Dunkel asked Lisa Adelmund, Chamber/Community Revitalization Financial Project Coordinator, to research grants for laptops for emergency vehicles.  

The Board discussed updating the employee parking policy to accommodate the west door employee only entrance and using the north door as the only public entrance to the building.  Discussion included having a proposed policy to review at the next workshop meeting, approving a policy at the next regular meeting, signage for the west, east and south door, signage for the west parking lot, how to disseminate badges for the west door, making everything effective by April 6 following the April 5 employee meetings, and the incorrectly placed city signs on the 100 block of Court Street. 

The Board reviewed a proposal from KPE Consulting to conduct a study regarding feasibility of drilling for a geothermal site.  Discussion included that funding is available for the study and drilling in this fiscal year, the Energy Star rating from 2008 reflecting an efficient building with the current systems in place, the unattractive window air conditioners, and prior unsuccessful attempts in applying for grants for a heating/cooling system, new windows and a roof replacement project.  Supv Kuhn has reviewed the 2008 study provided by KPE; Supv. Kamm needs to review the information yet.  After the information is reviewed, the Board will decide how to proceed with KPE’s proposal. 

The Auditor provided information from Auxiant, the company that administers the County’s health insurance plan, regarding a new service provided from BridgeHealth Medical, a partner with Auxiant that procures the best prices and locations for certain surgical procedures.  There is no cost to the county for BridgeHealth services but the Board does need to sign a document stating intent to participate in the program.  Action will be taken at the next regular meeting.

The Board noted the resignation of employment by Stephen Koehler, CPC/Case Management custodial employee, effective December 3, 2010. 

The Board noted the receipt of a City of Charles City resolution authorizing a loan agreement and a general obligation corporate purpose note for $80,000. 

Future agenda items:  Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center building resolution, North Iowa Juvenile Detention Center membership, and E911 cell phone legislation.

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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