Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

January 23, 2012, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, January 23, 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.

The Board provided updates on various boards.  Supv Kamm reported that he received a survey on the Rockford dam from Steve Busse.  Supv Kamm also visited with a company who intends to visit the courthouse next week to review the air conditioning system and with Midwest Roofing representative who provided specifications to replace the courthouse rubber roof.  The Board noted the receipt from Tim Fox, Area Development Corporation regarding the chicken plant not needing local government assistance.  Supv Kuhn had a meeting with Heartland Power regarding their net metering processes and has a meeting with Butler Co REC next week. 

Charles City Mayor Jim Erb and Veronica Litterer, Chamber Director, provided the Board with information regarding the need for a person who could assist the school, city and county with technical/broadband assistance.  Discussion included budgeting, a job description for a combination of IT/GIS staff, broadband availability across the county, and whether or not the county would benefit from this shared person. 

Erb, Litterer and the Board also discussed the need for a grant writing position and the Floyd County Community Foundation grant program.  Discussion included the Foundation intentions of shoring up more endowment funding, the part time development associate position working between the Cerro Gordo foundation and the FCCF, the county’s FY12 contribution for the grant writing position, and whether or not the county would benefit from funding grant writing foundation positions.

Erb, Litterer and the Board also discussed the efforts for Iowa to become the healthiest state in the nation, the Blue Zones initiatives, county-wide health information, and criteria to draw persons to a community.  Locally, HyVee employees have been working on kicking off initiatives for this area.  In addition to the Power of 9 Committee, there are other committees working on fourteen specific components.  There are four staff positions, one paid by the Blue Zones program who will help coordinate local efforts if we are selected as one of the ten Blue Zones area and the other three positions that may be paid or volunteer positions.   

Litterer shared information on how the county’s $5,000 contribution toward Community Revitalization is utilized, including taking calls and addressing events/activities across the county.  Suggestions included attending each city’s council meetings periodically and emailing information to clerks and mayors.   

The Board discussed two candidates for the Zoning Commission to fill vacancies ending 12/31/2012 and 12/31/2015, members of the Compensation Condemnation Board for 2012 and NIACOG. 

The Board discussed what to fund Greene Ambulance for FY12.  Steve Stark, Crew Chief, provided a letter and budget for the agency.

The Board noted a wage increase for Abby Baxter, part-time jailer, due to completion of schooling.

Future agenda items:  General Assistance relief program/ordinance and changes to the Zoning ordinance regarding Small Wind Energy Systems.

The Board continued with FY13 budget reviews of all departments, recessed at 12:15 and resumed budget reviews at 1 p.m. The Board recessed at 4:50 p.m.

The Board resumed the meeting at 7 p.m. in the General Assembly Room.

Approximately 21 people attended the meeting to review the status of Drainage District #9.  A letter from Don Etler, Kuehl and Payer engineer was read.  Discussion included drainage practices, past assessments, repairs that have been done on tiles privately, and problems with tiles including aging tile deteriorating and tree roots breaking tiles.  A future meeting will be schedule with Etler when he is available to attend.

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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