Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

August 22, 2011, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 22, 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 amend the agenda to include discussion regarding the county’s health insurance plan.  Motion carried 3-0.  Kamm/Kuhn moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Supv Kamm attended a Workforce Development meeting where they discussed that there will only be a computer terminal available at the NIACC-Charles City location for individuals to use and they are also looking at another place, such as the library, for another terminal.  Kamm also attended a Chamber/joint equity meeting on Tuesday where they discussed that the city of Manchester is considering building a whitewater course since the Charles City course has been such a success.  All Board members attended Friday’s funeral Jon Tumilson, the soldier killed in Afghanistan.  Supv Dunkel stopped in Rockford to check out the dam on Sunday and visited with  Glen Biggs about possibly naming the county park in Rockford after Tumilson.

The Board discussed abating the taxes of a 2008 flooded rural property. 

The Board reviewed documents from NACO regarding a National Moment of Remembrance on September 11, 2011 to stop and remember those lost in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.  US Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, proposed a sample resolution for the event.   

The Board reviewed a request and sample proclamation from Corine Nordeen, Sun Dial Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, for counties to proclaim September 17-23 as Constitution Week.   

The Auditor reviewed with the Board the Fair Labor Standards Act designations for exempt/non-exempt employees, rules for paying overtime/accruing comp time for non-exempt employees, and the exception from paying overtime/accruing comp time for exempt employees.  The Auditor suggested if accruing comp time is permitted for one exempt department head, that other exempt department heads be treated the same in effort to minimize the risk of litigation.

Randy Janssen, Janssen Waterproofing, reviewed courthouse building issues they have been working with, including:  1) Roof leaks.  2) Steps at the west entrance.  Janssen suggested putting a concrete base about 4-6 inches above the top step and then the limestone blocks.  Janssen will get some prices for FY13 budgeting.  At minimum, the steps need to be re-caulked before winter.  3) Photos of the east exterior wall showing different brick, kicked out brick, stones kicked out, and replacing a capstone.  The project hasn’t called for taking out as many brick as projected.  4) Photos of the north wall-west side corner of Sheriff’s office where bulging of the brick is showing.  5) Janssen would like to be a part of putting letters back on the exterior east wall to make sure whoever does, that it is done correctly so as to not cause damage to the new brick.  Janssen commented that the courthouse is built solid and is a very good building. 

Supv Kamm spoke with Mark Melrose, Melrose Insurance, about the county’s health insurance plan and would like to provide Melrose with Auxiant’s most recent review packet to get a quote and review the plan.  The Auditor suggested that Bob Lindsay, Trissel Graham & Toole Group Benefits, Inc., the broker working for the county, seek bids if that is the county’s desire.  The Board requested the Auditor to contact Lindsay to be prepared to get quotes when he comes to review the county’s current plan document in September.

Future agenda items:  1) office hours 2) Iowa DOT letter regarding comments for the environmental assessment part of the future plans for a new corridor by the city of Floyd. 3) tape recording of board meetings for review on 9/12 for workshop and 9/13 for action. 4) naming the Rockford park after Jon Tumilson.

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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