Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

January 9, 2012, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, January 9, 2012 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Kamm, Supv Kuhn, and Supv. Dunkel.

Kuhn/Dunkel moved to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 3-0. 

The Board will review claims individually after the meeting.

Supv Dunkel attended a housing meeting where it was reported that several furnaces are committed to low income families with about 15 furnaces left to commit which may be opened up to moderate income families. 

The Veteran Affairs Commission provided the Board with a report on the happenings of the office.  Commissioner Harold Haus reported on the Floyd County veteran population, van use, services provided by the office, and number of calls/visits to the office.  Marcia Hall-Jacobsen, VA Director, reported on reciprocation of duties with the new Chickasaw County Director.  Hall-Jacobsen reported that the state Workforce Development agency has supplied a computer for unemployed veterans to use in the VA office and offered it to be available to non-veterans to use as well.  The Commission reviewed the FY13 budget with the Board. 

The Board reviewed an Application for Small Wind Innovation Zone Designation to be submitted to the Iowa Utilities Board.  Supv Kuhn explained the benefits of being a designation area and utility company, state and federal incentives to small wind property owners. 

The Board discussed potential female candidates for the Compensation Condemnation Commission and the “non-elected” appointment to the NIACOG Board to satisfy the 1/1/2012 gender balance requirement.  The Board reviewed two applications for the two vacated Zoning Commission positions.  The Board discussed publishing a public notice and advertising on the county website and in the two county newspapers. 

The Board reviewed a proposed letter to county employees regarding wellness initiatives, including the Board’s commitment to the Blue Zones project, a $10 reimbursement for participants in the Live Healthy Iowa-100 Day Challenge, a YMCA Corporate Membership drive, and a reminder of the $50 wellness reimbursement. 

The Board noted the receipt of the Compensation Board’s minutes including a schedule recommending a 1.5% increase on the first $32,000, i.e. $480, for the elected official salaries for FY13. 

The Board noted the receipt of a letter from the Floyd County Medical Center indicating they will not be asking for any tax assistance for FY13.

The Board noted the fees collected by Auditor, Recorder and Sheriff for the quarter ending December 31, 2011 and the Clerk of Court fees collected for the month of December.

The Board noted the receipt of the annual report for the Floyd County Public Health/Home Health Care for the year ending June 2011. 

The Board discussed the Secondary Roads 2nd St property.  Supv Kamm would like the Board to visit the site.  Supv Kamm will look into extending the lease agreement with the City of Charles City to July 1, 2012 with possibly leasing only the green building to the city.   

Future agenda items:  nothing discussed.

The Auditor and the Board discussed an issue with setting up the Urban Renewal/Roads TIF and an issue in recording the funding of FY12 Debt Service Schedule.  The Auditor is looking into remedies for both issues and recommends holding off on today’s budget reviews until she can report back to the Board.   

Dunkel/Kuhn motioned to adjourn.  Motion carried 3-0.


ATTEST:  ________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                           Douglas A. Kamm, Chair

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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