Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

April 11, 2011, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 11, 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 include discussion regarding having a public meeting in Rockford regarding the dam.  Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 3-0.

The Board will review claims individually after the meeting.

Supv Kuhn spoke w/representatives of the DNR who can do a presentation regarding the Rockford dam.  Supv Kuhn proposed having an evening public meeting at the Rockford City Hall and will check with the city of Rockford to see if May 9 or 10 is availabale for them.  The Board will act on setting a public hearing at tomorrow’s regular meeting.

Updates on various boards/commissions:  Supv Dunkel said the DOT will be having a future meeting in June regarding the intersection at Hwy 27/18/218 at the City of Floyd.  Supv Dunkel attended a recent FMC Landfill meeting and commented that they bought an excavator, discussed cash rent on land they own, and paying persons who attend their evening meetings.  Supv Kamm and Supv Kuhn, alternate, were not able to attend the Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center monthly meeting last Friday.

Shelley Smith and Jill Streich, FOCUS representatives, presented information regarding the FY12 IDPH County Substance Abuse Prevention grant totaling $10,352, the same amount as FY11.  Past and current FOCUS money funds county-wide programs such as Project Northland grades 6-8 prevention curriculum, Our Kids Count Building Blocks & PAT, Aggression Replacement Training (ART), Just Eliminate Lies (JEL), What’s Where for Families in FMC booklet, and substance abuse prevention education for the new Caring Connections mentoring program.  Discussion included statistics reflecting substance abuse, current legislation that passed selling hard liquor in convenience stores, and compliance checks.  The Board will act on the FY12 grant request at tomorrow’s regular meeting.

The Board discussed the Cooperative Reimbursement Agreement Between the Worth County (Host) Political Subdivision and The Department of Human Services, Bureau of Collections.  Worth County takes over the seven-county rotation as host county and employer of record for the agency starting July 1, 2011.  Linda Woodruff, Mason City Child Service Recovery Unit representative, will bring paperwork and be available for questions at tomorrow’s regular meeting where the Board will act on the agreement.

The Board questioned Shelley Smith, FMC Community Coordinator, and Judge Gerald Magee, FMC Governance Board Chair, on the status of the employer of record for the coordinator’s position.  The City of Charles City and another agency have been approached about taking over these responsibilities from the AEA and are waiting for a reply. 

The Board reviewed annual telephone maintenance contract options with Hyde Technology.  The Board will act on this at tomorrow’s regular meeting.

The Board noted the resignation of Mike Goddard, Zoning Commissioner, effective the end of April due to moving out of state.  Supv Kuhn will contact a suggested potential new commissioner to fill the remainder of Goddard’s term ending December 31, 2013. 

The Board noted that Rolland Heard was appointed to the Assessor’s Review/Conference Board for another six year term ending December 31, 2016. 

The Conservation Board and Veteran Affairs Commission have appointments with terms ending June 30, 2011.  The Auditor will contact the Conservation Director and Veteran Affairs Director to see if appointees are interested in serving another term.

The Board noted fees collected for the quarter ending March 31 from the Recorder, Auditor and Sheriff and the Clerk of Court’s fees collected for the month of March.

The Auditor informed the Board that specifications for the east exterior wall brick replacement project were mailed to prospective bidders last week.  There is no update to the north sidewalk improvement project.  The Board discussed placing no smoking signs and cigarette receptacles near the perimeters of the building.   

The Board noted the receipt of the Floyd-Mitchell-Chickasaw Solid Waste Management Agency audit report for the year ending September 30, 2010. 

The Board noted the receipt of a resolution from Hawkeye Community College to levy a tax and bonding for the purpose of paying principal and interest on $5,550,000 School bonds.

Bob Lindsay, Trissel Graham & Toole Group Benefits, Inc, and Donielle Jarvella, Auxiant Account Manager, presented information on self funded health insurance plans and an update for the first quarter of claims processed.  Lindsay is now representing Auxiant as well as other health care insurance providers as a broker for health insurance coverage and will assist the county if finding the best provider and product for the county’s needs.  The County will no longer work directly for procuring health care services.  Discussion including adding benefits such as smoking cessation assistance, alternative medicines, needs for autistic children, and wellness/preventive care options to our self funded plan.

Future Agenda Items:  A line of credit resolution for Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Services.

Kuhn/Kamm motioned 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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