Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

January 24, 2012, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 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. 

Public comment:  nothing discussed

Dunkel/Kuhn moved to approve minutes for January 9, 10, and 16, 2012.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Dunkel/Kuhn moved to approve the following claims:  County #1945-2102, Secondary Roads #13978-14009, and MH-DD #59449-59452, and Drain #16-25 with exception of claim #2027 to Vanguard until after the February meeting with the Assessorís Conference Board.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Kuhn/Dunkel moved to approve 28 members to the Compensation Condemnation Commission for 2012.  Motion carried 3-0.

Kuhn/Dunkel moved to appoint to the Zoning Commission Dennis Carney for the remainder of a term ending December 31, 2012 and Glen Zubrod for the remainder of a term ending December 31, 2015.  Motion carried 3-0.

Kuhn/Dunkel moved to appoint JR Ackley to the NIACOG Board as a private sector, non-elected representative for 2012.  Motion carried 3-0.

Kuhn/Dunkel moved to approve the Treasurerís Semi Annual Report ending December 31, 2011.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dunkel/Kuhn moved to approve a liquor license fee refund for one quarter for the Rockford Public Golf Course.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Bob Krueger, North Iowa Touring Club representative, provided information regarding Share the Road signs available through a $1,200 Floyd County Community Foundation grant.  Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, spoke in opposition to erecting the signs due to the county roads not being designed for bicycle traffic, signage requirements, and liability concerns if itís perceived as the county endorsing the road being used for bicycling when the road does not conform to state requirements.  Lorraine Winterink, Mark Dix, and Jim Davis advocated for the signs and appreciate the countyís support.  Jim Frisbie spoke about concerns from his experience in driving a semi or motorcycle and approaching bicycles as you approach a hill.  Bill Wohlers commented regarding consideration for future cost and responsibility for maintenance of signs.  Rolando will visit with the County Attorney on his advice on liability. 

Doug Lang, Venture Scout representative, spoke to the Board about hosting a triathlon event toward the end of August which would include a swim at Rudd Lake, bicycling north on T26 into Mitchell County and then a foot run at Spring Camp in Mitchell County.  Lang reported that he spoke to Sheriff Lynch who supports the event and suggested Lang meet with the Board.  Rolando will check with the County Attorney to see if there are any liability concerns and Lang will be notified of the response.

Kuhn/Dunkel moved to approve the Floyd County Sign Maintenance Policy.  Motion carried 3-0.

Rolando informed the Board that Allied Manatts received the low bid, on white topping on B57 from Charles City limits to Chickasaw County line.  Rolando attended a local safety meeting where ideas were discussed to share safety training opportunities with local resources.  There is a meeting on Thursday with the Iowa DOT regarding the Floyd intersection.  The Board discussed Secondary Roads union negotiations and requested wage comparisons for road employees for surrounding areas.  The Board informed Rolando of potentially reducing the FY13 transfer from the General Fund to Secondary Roads, using local option sales tax to supplement the required funding.  Discussion included possibly outsourcing drainage district work, checking costs of buying rather than making concrete culverts and not replacing future retirees.   

The Auditor informed the Board that she overlooked an e-mail from Don Etler, Kuehl & Payer engineer, advising he would not be available for last nightís Drainage District #9 meeting with property owners.  The Auditor will check with Etlerís schedule to see if the evening of February 6 is available. 

The Board continued with FY13 budget reviews.  For FY12 the Board will pay $75 per call with 20 calls last year totaling $1,500 to Greene Volunteer Ambulance and budget $2,000 for next year.  Supv Kuhn suggested contacting the Sheriff for his position on stray animals and suggested reducing the amount for wind rebate incentives by $500 and appropriating that money to the North Iowa Humane Society.  Sheriff Lynch spoke on how he handles stray animal calls.  PAWS will not take animals from the unincorporated area since the County does not contribute to their agency.  The Board decided to budget $750 for NIHS.  The Board finished reviews and reductions in several budgets. 

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


ATTEST:  _________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                            Douglas A. Kamm, Chair

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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