The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at on Tuesday, July 12, 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 minutes for June 27, 28 and 30, 2011 as presented. Motion carried 3-0.The Board noted that the reference to June 27, 2011 minutes regarding paying two Sheriff’s claims in July was due to unexpected costs of housing a youth in FY11.
Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve the following claims:County #3759-3769 and #1-99, Secondary Roads #13511-13554, MH- and DD #59384-59402.Motion carried 3-0.
Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve the Public Health/Home Health Care Preparedness Plan for FY12.Motion carried 3-0.
Kamm/Kuhn moved to approve the Public Health/Home Health Care Policies and Procedures for FY12.Motion carried 3-0.
Kamm/Kuhn moved to approve the 2011 cancellations and Applications for Military Exemptions and Applications for Homestead Tax Credits per the recommendation of the County Assessor.Motion carried 3-0.
The Board discussed drainage district issues and appointing a county person to track status of work.
Kamm/Kuhn motioned to appoint Don Etler, Kuehl & Payer, to determine the scope of work to be done and options to take on Drainage District #9.Motion carried 3-0.Chairman Dunkel requested the auditor provide Etler with Roger Ritter’s contact information.
The Board and Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, discussed historical local option sales and service tax (LOSST) public measures that have failed and passed since 1996.Rolando commented that the LOSST money covers about one eighth of his budget and would be a major financial concern and cause a loss of services such as road rock and snow removal if those funds were not available.Supv Dunkel commented that implementing a tax incremental financing (TIF) on the wind turbine area has provided some relief.The Board directed the Auditor to prepare a resolution for a special election in November with the LOSST public measure for the same Secondary Road purposes as what was on the ballot last November but removing the language regarding “any lawful purpose” and add a 10 year sunset.The city of Charles City will also have A LOSST public measure on the ballot in November.The Board intends to get more information out to the public on the use of the funds through the local media and Farm Bureau.
Kamm/Kuhn moved to approve an Application for Approval of Overhead Construction for Dairyland Power Coop to replace electrical line on 120th St.Motion carried 3-0.
Rolando provided foreman’s minutes and updated the Board on several projects.Kepple’s bridge is almost completed.A future project will be the Class C road near Kepple’s.Henkel Construction is working on Dancer Ave south of B60.B57 east of Underwood should be done next week.Rolando explained a request from Knapp’s to put an umbilical cord through pipes at eleven crossings and have cost participation with the county for the project due to less heavy equipment on the roads.The Board asked Rolando to not participate in any cost participation until they have more information.T38 shouldering has not started yet.August 25 is the preconstruction meeting for the Midway Road project.Spot rocking continues.Fuel Express at Floyd will no longer allow the secondary roads dept charge fuel; Rolando is looking at getting a BP card to allow charges.
Supv Dunkel suggested putting the word “Floyd” back on the courthouse building.The “County Court House” letters are currently down due to a brick replacement project offering an ideal time to consider options on what to put back up on the exterior wall.Supv Kuhn would like to get some information from the historical society to guide us in the decision and ask for public input and possibly have a committee look into this more.The Board moved the meeting to the courthouse roof to look at the area where the parapet previously stood with the word “Floyd” but both were later removed due to a water problem.While on the roof, the Board also examined the status of the rubber roof membrane which will like be replaced next fiscal year.
The Board moved the meeting back to the Board Room where Supv Kamm motioned to adjourn and Supv Kuhn seconded.Motion carried 3-0.