Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

July 11, 2011, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 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 approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 3-0.

Supv Kuhn commented that he presented county financial information, including new GASB 54 requirements, at the department head meeting last week and also informed department heads of a 90% departmental appropriation for FY12 at this time until the Board can review the status of the General Fund.  All three supervisors attended the Mitas ground breaking ceremony on June 30.  Supv Dunkel attended an asset management meeting where they discussed an expansion of a business.  Supv Dunkel also attended a meeting regarding drainage issues in SW industrial park area. 

Bridget Edson, Emergency Management Director, spoke about Red Cross response services in emergency situations, such as house fires.  Floyd County is now served by the Red Cross through the Des Moines office rather than through a satellite office as in the past.  Edson commented that she has never had the Red Cross not cover lodging but often the response is not timely.  Edson would like to use her county credit card to cover lodging for one night should situations arise when the Red Cross is untimely in responding to a familyís needs and the family has nowhere to stay.  Most likely in those situations, the Red Cross would end up covering the cost and she would only end up securing the room with her card.  The Board suggested Edson could use her card as she deemed appropriate for emergency types of situations but to keep them informed if it happens often and to also check with Floyd County General Assistance to see if they could cover costs if the Red Cross does not. 

The Board noted the receipt of a letter from Mark Melrose, Melrose Insurance representative, regarding the FY12 renewal policy explaining the change in premium, anticipated Workerís Compensation dividend check and history of premiums.

The Board noted the receipt of the Local Public Health Services Contract Compliance from the Iowa Department of Public Health.  The report shows that the Floyd County Public Health/Home Health Care Department was found to be in full compliance in all areas reviewed. 

The Board noted the receipt of a letter from the Iowa Dept of Human Services regarding the extension of contract #DCFS 10-068 (Decat) through July 30, 2012.

The Board noted a receipt of an invoice for $27,200 from NIACOG for services to write the Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.  The Auditor informed the Board that a portion of this cost will reimbursed from FEMA.  The expense or revenue was not budgeted for FY12 and may cause a need to amend the budget in the future.   

The Board and Auditor discussed purchasing a used Cub Cadet riding lawn mower for $1,000 to use at DHS rather than driving a mower back and forth from the courthouse to that facility.  The Conservation Dept loaned the custodians a mower last summer when the Simplicity mower broke down.  After the Simplicity was repaired the custodians were able to continue using Conservationís mower until recently so they are again driving the Simplicity mower back and forth between facilities.  The Board would rather hold off on purchasing a new mower at this time until they can further look into the status of the General Fund.

The Board noted receipts collected by the Recorder, Sheriff and Auditor for the quarter ending June 30, 2011 and from the Clerk of Court for the month ending June 30, 2011.

The Board discussed doing employee evaluations for employees who report to them.  They will work on evaluations over the next two weeks.

The Board continued review of the Floyd County Employee Handbook.

Future agenda items:  The Auditor provided an e-mail to the Board on SF533 regarding preferential property tax treatment for subdividing housing property for a potential future agenda item. 

Kamm/Dunkel 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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