Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

October 11, 2011, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 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 review/action regarding bidding the Floyd County Employee Health Plan.  Motion carried 3-0.  Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Public Comment:  None. 

Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, updated the board on various projects.  Pavement markings for Dancer bridge are scheduled for Thursday with the bridge opened on Friday.  Main line paving on Midway started yesterday.  The road should be opened after three days of curing. Rolando is considering paving the approach to the east side of the bridge.  The shouldering project on T38 is looking good.  Next week contractors should be adding some rock and then it will be done.  Rolando is waiting on quotes for 215th Ave and Underwood.  Crews used the Durapatcher this week.  Crews are mowing sides of gravel roads, doing brush work and getting roads ready for winter.  A Caterpillar rubber-tired excavator is being used as a demo on Rampart.  Mike Galloway, Ahlers & Cooney attorney representing the county for Secondary Roads Union Negotiations, is working on setting meeting dates for negotiation talks.

Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve minutes for Sept 26 and 27, 2011 as presented.  Motion carried 3-0.   

Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve the following claims:  County #839-998, Secondary Roads #13731-13770, and MH-DD #59408-59414 and Drain #9, with the exception of claim #849 to the Greene Volunteer Ambulance for $3,500 until it can be determined what level of funding to pay and interest in learning more about their financial status.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Supv Kuhn updated the Board about legislation passed to fund the creation of up to six watershed authorities in Iowa and provide up to $600,000 to improve water areas.  Authority areas have to be part of the disaster areas in 2008 and 28E agreements between contingent counties, cities and the Soil and Water District Commission would need to be established to form the authority.  Kuhn proposes that Floyd County be the fiscal agent for an authority called the Upper Cedar River Watershed Improvement Authority which would include Floyd County, the city of Charles City and Mitchell County and hopefully Worth and Chickasaw counties, covering the areas of the Cedar River and the Little Cedar.  Applications are due by Oct 21 to be eligible to up to $30,000 for the formation of the entity.  Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve the Watershed Management Grant Authority Request for Proposal/Certification Letter for the establishment of a Watershed Management Authority.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Kamm/Kuhn moved to accept the Sunnyside Memory Gardens Certificate of Interment Rights for an interment space donated by Cheryl Chapman to be used as determined by Floyd County General Assistance.  Motion carried 3-0.

Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve the Fair Society’s liquor license application to change designated representatives as documented by minutes of the agency.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Kamm/Kuhn moved to request for proposal for the Floyd County’s Employee Health Insurance and have the Auditor provide interested local agents and broker Bernie Lowe & Associates with the same information that was provided to the broker for Trissel Graham & Tool Group Benefits, Inc.  Motion carried 3-0.

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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