Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

February 27, 2012, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 27, 2012 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Kamm, Supv Kuhn, and Supv. Dunkel.

Dunkel/Kuhn moved to amend the agenda to include discussion regarding extending the lease to the City of Charles City for the Second Street/old Secondary Roads building and to approve the agenda with the additional item.  Motion carried 3-0. 

The Board will review claims individually after the meeting.

Supv Kuhn spoke with the Area Development Board regarding the small wind innovation designation zone.  Supv Kamm attended a Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Services meeting and a landfill meeting. 

Jeff Sherman, Zoning/E911 Addressing/Sanitarian Director, presented information on CoSTAR, County Strategic Technology Advisory Resources, where a group from various counties pool together expertise, conduct audits of information technology, purchasing practices, hardware/software, networking, etc of counties and then report on strengths and weaknesses of information gathered.  Costs to the county are expected to be minimal, such as lodging and mileage.  Sherman would like to add Floyd County to the list of potential counties to audit.  The Auditor will budget for this in FY13. 

Shelley Smith, FMC Decat Coordinator, presented information to the Board to amend the FY12 IDPH/County Substance Abuse Prevention Services contract/grant, a request for funding FY13 for the IDPH, and a subcontract between the County and FOCUS for the FY12 contract where the county is outsourcing FOCUS to oversee prevention services. 

The Board reviewed the Floyd County E-911 Service Articles of Agreement and discussed whether or not to continue allowing Bridget Edson, Emergency Management Coordinator, to be the voting member for the E-911 Commission. 

The Auditor discussed with the Board the next phase of the demolition process for the county’s two flooded homes, including public notices and bidding requirements.  A proposed Request for Bids for the demolition program was reviewed and is awaiting approval from Iowa Homeland Security. 

Randy Janssen, Janssen Waterproofing, spoke to the Board about building projects including a brick replacement project on the north wall or in lieu of that, relaying a few bricks and putting a sealant on the brick, replacing the middle brick on the west wall, and repairing the west steps.

The Board noted the State Certification for the Tax Levy for the Brucellosis & Tuberculosis Eradication Fund.  The FY13 levy will be .0033 cents per thousand dollars of assessed value, an increase from FY11of .0001.  Supv Kuhn will contact the Secretary of Ag’s office regarding how this money is used. 

The Board noted the hiring of Brenda Davis-Hinz as a Home Care Aide effective February 9, 2012 at $9 per hour with a $0.50 increase in six months following a probationary period.  The Board noted the termination of Michael Flick, MH/DD employee. 

Harold Haus and Ron Munshower, Veteran Affairs Commissioners, informed the Board that in January they approved hiring Carol Munshower as a part-time, temporary staff person to assist the VA Director, pending federal allocation funding is available.  Discussion included how allocation funds can be spent, Iowa Code Chapters 35A and 35B, state/federal employment requirements, and county practices of hiring per the Employee Handbook. 

The Board noted the receipt of the FY11 Floyd-Mitchell-Chickasaw Solid Waste Management Landfill audit report. 

The Board noted the receipt of a resolution from the North Butler Community School District for general obligation bonds. 

The Board discussed a proposed extension for the Second Street/old Secondary Roads property prepared by Ralph Smith, City of Charles City Attorney.

Future agenda items:  Pay for attending FMC Solid Waste Management Landfill Board meetings, write a letter to the court system regarding juveniles place at North Iowa Juvenile Detention Center instead of Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center, and sending a letter to the Chamber requesting the unused funding for the grant writer position be paid back to the county.

The Board continued with FY13 budget reviews, included fund balance reports and levy rates.  Supv Kuhn will clarify funding for the Community Foundation/grant person. 

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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