Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

August 9, 2011, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 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 review/action regarding recognizing serviceman Jon Tumilson who was killed while serving in Afghanistan and review/action to record minutes of todayís meeting as a test run.  Motion carried 3-0.  Kamm/Kuhn moved to moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Kuhn/Kamm moved to record minutes of the meeting on a trial basis.  Motion carried 3-0.

Public Comment:  None

Kamm/Kuhn moved to approve minutes for July 25, 26, and August 1, 2011 as presented.  Motion carried 3-0.   

Kamm/Kuhn moved to approve the following claims:  County #251-373, Secondary Roads #13588-13631, MH-DD #59370-59374 with Bob Lincoln, County Social Services Director, remedying interest paid on a county issued credit card.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Bob Lincoln, County Social Services Director, updated the Board on the six county CSS membership and regionalization of services.  Discussion included coordination of efforts, regionalization evolvement, and community or privatization of mental health services.  The new 28E agreement reflects a joint partnership of county social services where CSS will not own any property or have any employees but rather allocate for sufficient positions and services through the budget process.  CSS will have a governing oversight allowing the counties to retain management as well as a true system of care.  The system provides a safety net of services.  Lincoln said equity is the main thing; gaps and service needs can be filled among the region where individually a county would likely not be able to obtain or maintain funds.  Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve the 28E Agreement for County Social Services.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Kamm/Kuhn moved to accept the bid of $19,841 from Eberts for a Jeep Patriot Sport AWD for Zoning/Board of Health and to decide the disposition of the white Dodge or red Ranger pickup at a future meeting.  Motion carried 3-0.

Kamm/Kuhn moved to set the public hearing and first reading of the ordinance establishing the voting precincts of Floyd County for September 13 at 9:15 a.m.  Motion carried 3-0. 

The Board reviewed the need to assess several drainage districts for repair work.  The Auditor reported that Don Etler, Kuehl & Payer, suggested the Board hold off on DD #6 assessments until he has time to report back on options.  The Auditor stated that Floyd County cannot access DD#6 anyway at this time because it would have to be done in a joint meeting with Cerro Gordo County and believes the County Engineer should bill Cerro Gordo County for DD #6 since they are the control county for the shared district.  Etler suggested that DD #3 be reclassified at some time since it is such a large district so costs for repairs are better allocated to the areas that benefit most.  Generally reclassifications are done when there are improvements to a district.  The Auditor suggested the Board consider reclassifications at a later date and assess the district now for repairs that have been completed as it would take quite some time to do a reclassification.  Kamm/Kuhn moved to approve drainage district assessments as follows:  DD #1 at $6,000, DD #3 at $17,000, DD #4 at $3,000, DD #9 at $10,000, Priority #1 at $2,000, Priority #2 at $2,000, and Priority #5 at $2,000.  Motion carried 3-0.

Duane Folz, County Engineer representative, commented that bids for the two tandem trucks will be coming up soon, bridge crews are working on patch jobs, blading off the rock for the umbilical pipe project north of Colwell was the only cost to the county for the project.  The contractor for the shouldering project has not committed to a date to start the project which could cause problems with an Avenue of Saints project that has a detour in the same area.  The Governorís transportation advisory commission meeting is on August 17 in Mason City or can be attended via webinar.  Funding of roads will be a discussion topic. 

Kuhn/Kamm moved to lower the flags at the courthouse, DHS and the Fossil and Prairie Center to half staff for a period of 30 days and to have a moment of silence in recognition and honor of Jon Tumilson, soldier from Rockford who was recently killed in Afghanistan after serving his fifth tour.  Motion carried 3-0.  The Board paused during the meeting to for a moment of silence. 

Supv Kuhn commented that that he was asked to do a brief interview with KIMT about the Rockford dam.  The Board discussed some highlights of the process with MZ4LLLP.  Supv Kamm commented that the potential new owner of the millhouse contacted him and would like to speak with the Board at a future meeting. 

Kamm/Kuhn motioned to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried 3-0.


ATTEST:  _________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                            Warren K. Dunkel, Chair

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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