Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

February 13, 2012, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for special session at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, February 13, 2012 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Kamm and Supv. Kuhn; Absent:  Supv. Dunkel.

Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 2-0. 

Public comment:  nothing discussed

Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve minutes for January 23, 24, 30 and February 6, 2012.  Motion carried 2-0. 

Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve the following claims:  County #2103-2318, Secondary Roads #14010-14052, and MH-DD #2248-2254 & 2262, and Drain #26-29-.  Motion carried 2-0. 

Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve Res #06-12 Resolution to Join 28E Intergovernmental Agreement For Mental Health & Disability Service Network Called County Social Services and to authorize the chair to sign the resolution and the 28E agreement.  Motion carried 2-0.

Bob Lincoln, CPC/Case Management Director, spoke to the Board about general relief programs to poor and needy persons.  Discussion included the provisions in Floyd County Ord #5, Iowa Code Chapter 252, and allowing assistance for up to three months or longer in cases such as a person waiting to obtain social security disability status where reimbursements are a consideration.

Lincoln explained the mental health redesign and the need to raise the FY13 levy by an additional 10%.  The Dept of Management reversed its previous position that counties could not capture the mental health property tax relief funds represented by the 10% cut from the local property tax payer.  This year the DOM said that since legislation passed a two-year budget and they know what the appropriated amount is, they can use that figure.  Lincoln said the County Social Services board met last week and voted to raise the levy by 10%.  The additional impact on Floyd County is approximately $40,000.

Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve the Professional Services Agreement between Floyd County and MSA Professional Services (MSA) for the Upper Cedar River Watershed Management Improvement Authority Phase 1.  Motion carried 2-0. 

Kuhn/Kamm moved to set the Public Hearing for the Floyd County FY13 Budget for March 13, 2012 at 10 a.m.  Motion carried 2-0.

The Board noted the hiring of Barbara Lee Burton, RN, starting February 7 at $19/hour and the resignation of Chelsie Tegtmeir, Home Health Care Aide, effective January 26, both in the Public Health/Home Health Care Department.

Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve Res #05-12 Resolution to Purchase Right of Way, when needed, for Secondary Road Projects.  Motion carried 2-0.

Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve a Contract for PCC Overlay Project with Allied Manatts Group LLC of Charles City, IA for $1,388,478.88.  Motion carried 2-0.

Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve an Underground Construction Application from Butler Co REC for electric lines on 215th St west of Packard Ave.  Motion carried 2-0.

Duane Folz, County Engineer representative, provided the Board with foremanís minutes and updated the Board on Secondary Road projects.  The Board reviewed a letter Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, responded to Mr. Blunt regarding road rock. 

The Board continued FY13 budget reviews.  The proposed levy rate for General Supplemental fund will be reduced to leave an estimated ending fund balance of approximately $600,000.  Funding the Zoning Department will be moved from the General/General Supplemental fund to the Rural Services fund.  Wages/salaries were budgeted for an increase of 1.5% on wages/salaries up to $32,000; requests for specific wage increases for six employees were not considered.  No funding was budgeted for the grant writer position, Blue Zones positions, shared IT/MIS position, community foundation, VA part time staff, or increases in funding requests to the libraries and Foster Grandparents. 

Lincoln is working on a plan to change office space at the DHS building in cooperation with DHS management.

Future agenda item:  take action on what to do with drainage district #9 and building projects, including roof, north brick replacement project, and west steps.

The public hearing for the amendment to the Floyd County Zoning Ordinance opened at 9 a.m.  Jeff Sherman, Zoning/E911 Addressing/Sanitarian Director, reported that the Zoning Commission considered the changes as minor and approved the amendment.  The Auditor read a letter of support of the small wind innovation zone ordinance received from Tim Fox, Charles City Area Development Corporation Executive Director.  Supv Kuhn read a letter from Rod Sullivan, Johnson County Board of Supervisors Chair, in support of both countyís efforts to encourage small wind generators and proposes that the counties simultaneously submit Small Wind Innovation Zone applications to the Iowa Utilities Board.  The hearing closed at 9:07 a.m.  Kuhn/Kamm motioned with respect to the Floyd County Zoning Ordinance 2011-2 Amendment to approve the first reading, waive the second and third reading and approve the change to the ordinance as final.  Roll call vote:  Kuhn and Kamm: Ayes.  Motion carried 2-0. 

Bill Fluhrer, farmer and wind energy entrepreneur, shared information on wind energy, net billing, and his support of the county applying to be a designated small wind innovation zone area.  Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve the Application for Small Wind Innovation Zone Designation and director the auditor to work with Johnson County Zoning Department to submit the Floyd Countyís application simultaneously with Johnson Countyís application.  Motion carried 2-0.

Kuhn/Kamm motioned to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried 2-0.


ATTEST:  ________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                           Douglas A. Kamm, Chair

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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