Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting
September 26, 2011, 9:00 AM
The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, September 26, 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 the agenda as presented. Motion carried 3-0.
The Board will review claims individually after the meeting.
Supv Kamm attended a Chamber & Joint Equity meeting where there was discussion regarding the disposition of the Second St county shed and the county’s zoning ordinance. Kamm spoke with the County Engineer, Conservation Director, and the Emergency Management Coordinator about use of the property and possible disposition of it. Kamm also mentioned that the county may have to pay a portion of the environmental study that was conducted several years ago on that property. Supv Kuhn attended an FMC Empowerment meeting where they discussed the name change to Early Childhood Iowa and work on the levels of excellence criteria that is due in December. Kuhn also met with Former Governor Chet Culver to discuss small wind turbine initiatives and implementing an ordinance to incent rural residents to install turbines on property. Kuhn plans on attending a DNR meeting in Des Moines to brief interested persons who want to create a watershed management authority.
The Board discussed appointments to the Board of Health and the Hospital Commission and filling a vacancy for the Board of Adjustments.
The Board revisited proposed changes to the Floyd County Employee Health Care Plan. Auxiant representatives and the broker for Auxiant have scheduled October 31 to meet with the Board to review proposals. The Auditor will request that Auxiant provide proposed language to the Board prior to the Oct 31 meeting.
The Board reviewed a Pre-Demolition Asbestos Survey Abatement Specifications report from ATC Associates, Inc. reflecting both 2008 flooded properties surveyed were found to have asbestos. The Board reviewed a draft of the Bid Request for Asbestos Removal and Proposed Form of Contract, the next phase of the demolition process. Discussion included how many potential bidders to send bid requests to and what costs will be reimbursed to the county by FEMA. The Auditor informed the Board of the risk of losing public assistance funding for demolition of homes due to the length of time it is taking to demolish the properties and the numerous disaster events that FEMA is expected to fund.
The Auditor provided research on five parcels in and around Rockford that have been acquired by the county over the years. One property was corrected on the county’s GIS system as it did not reflect a transfer from a railroad to the Town of Rockford. The county received a letter of interest from Robert Fischer on a one foot parcel adjacent to property owned by Fischer Chevrolet on two sides; the one foot parcel was never conveyed resulting in the abandoned foot being put in the name of Floyd County. The City of Rockford provided a letter of interest in another property adjacent to a 2008 flooded home with hopes of developing the area into a park; an individual visited with the Auditor about interest in the same parcel. The Auditor is expecting to receive a letter of interest from Mary Kloberdanz on a parcel thought to be owned by her and listed on her deed among several other legal descriptions for surrounding parcels; the county’s records show this parcel was not properly conveyed by deed after a 1940 tax sale deed. The Auditor suggested a final 50’ strip parcel acquired by a 1937 tax sale deed be split into three parcels due to potentially three interested parties in different areas of the strip. Two subsequent deeds filed after 1937 reflect the same legal but were never conveyed by the county. Mark Biggs, the last deed holder, moved a garage on the strip of land several years ago and is being assessed for the structure. The City of Rockford is interested in a portion west of the railroad tracks for access to city property by the railroad bridge. The Auditor has been unsuccessful in contacting a third potential interested party on a section lying east of the Shell Rock River.
Various county projects were discussed including 1) the Fire Chief does not recommend putting vents in the Veterans Affairs office door since the door has a wired glass piece and installing vents would reduce the fire rating of the door; 2) The brick replacement project should be finished this week; 3) the Auditor and Justin DeVore addressed board’s inquiries to the committee working on putting “Floyd” back on the courthouse; the Auditor will forward the committee meeting minutes to the Board; 4) Supv Kamm provided a bid for $4,826.28 to remove the wall between the Board Room and the Auditor’s office; the bid will be kept for FY13 budgeting purposes; 5) Last week Mid-West Roofing took measurements of the roof for FY13 budgeting purposes.
The Board noted the resignation of Deanna Friederich, part time Home Health Care Aide as of September 30, 2011.
The Board noted the Certification of County Conservation Purposes Support by County Property Taxes for FY11 resulting in a levy of $0.35277 per thousand.
Future agenda items: nothing discussed.
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