Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

March 26, 2012, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 26, 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 on their own.

Updates on various boards/commissions/activities since last meeting:  Supvs Kamm and Kuhn attended a Soil Conservation banquet.  Supv Kuhn attended the annual Butler County REC meeting where they presented a wind/solar innovation project/net metering program for the Fossil Park and met the new incoming director.

Charles Thomson, Chair, Justin DeVore, Chuck Souder and Gloria Carr, representing the committee to put “FLOYD” back on the courthouse, presented information including a handout of the committee’s recommendation, the history of why the parapet was removed, speculation of what happened to the limestone “FLOYD” letters, the estimated cost and funding of the project.  The committee recommends installing 42” brushed stainless steel letters in an Art Deco style font below the roofline and using the existing bronze “COUNTY COURTHOUSE” letters to be installed in one line below “FLOYD”.  Discussion included other considerations of the committee including rebuilding the parapet in brick or other materials, various letter materials and font styles, the choice of the brushed stainless steel deliberately to reproduce the pale color of the original limestone and contrast with the bronze letters, the preferred of spelling “Courthouse” as one word versus “Court House” as two words and that no tax dollars be utilized to fund the project.  The Board will take action on the committee’s recommendation at tomorrow’s regular meeting and develop a plan to raise funds for the project.

Supv Dunkel will represent the County on the Business Improvement Committee and the Cultural & Entertainment District Grant Committee.  Veronica Litterer, Chamber Director has been notified and has followed up with meeting dates/times.   

The Auditor provided a draft of a notice for the May 10 Employee Group meetings where representatives for Nationwide, Valic, and Northwestern Mutual 457b plans, AFLAC products, EBS or Mutual Med for Flex plan enrollment and the option for a debit card, and possibly IPERS, will provide information on the benefits of the products/services.  These meetings are held every two years. 

Tom Brownlow, Charles City-City Administrator, spoke about extending the lease to purchase agreement between the city and the county for the Second St property.  Discussion included extending the contract until October, the initial purpose of the area to be used as a park, parking lot or play area, the county’s need for storage since the county leased the property to the city.  Supv Kamm requested that the City provide a statement of the city’s interest, what part of the property the city is interested in leasing from the county, disposition of the property.

Frank Rottinghaus, County Treasurer, spoke to the Board about the need to find a new location for CDL skills testing due to a change in dimension requirements of the testing area effective July 1.  Chickasaw and Howard counties do not intend to make accommodations for the new requirements and Mitchell County is undecided, leaving interested parties farther to drive if Floyd County doesn’t offer this phase of CDL testing.  Any of four locations at the CVTC site were reviewed and the site is preferred since it already houses state DOT and County services.  Other locations considered raised liability concerns or insufficient space.  Brownlow will visit with Dirk Uetz, City Street Dept Director, about options.  The Board will visit with the County Engineer about his position on using the CVTC site.  If no location is available, the service will be discontinued.

Gail Arjes, Public Health/Home Health Care Director, presented information on the upcoming FCMC 5k run/walk.  Arjes would like the Public Health/Home Health Care Dept to be a sponsor for one of the weekly drop off sites where the office would distribute a public awareness message and a related token gift.  In conjunction with the Blue Zones initiatives, Arjes would also like the Board to consider an incentive for county employees to participate.  Various incentive were discussed including allowing employees to walk for 15-20 minutes once or twice during working hours for the 8-week period or reimbursing the registration fee for employees who participate in the July 5K run/walk event, as well as a campaign effort to engage employees in activities like FCMC’s program with a longer term challenge resulting in an incentive for those who have improved individual Wellness blood profile results from 2011 to 2013. The Board will need more information including estimated costs of the walking during work time before making any decisions.

Shelley Smith, FMC Decat Coordinator, presented information on the county being a fiscal agent for a FY13 Community Coalition Grant for $3,000 with no cost to the County.  Discussion included the purpose of the grant going toward environmental strategies such as compliance checks and media coverage, the grant being a 1-time payment, running the money through a pass-through, non-budgetary account or through a county budgetary line item, either way, as fiscal agent, the county has an obligation to ensure the funds are spent for the intended purpose, same as the furnace program. 

The Board noted the resignation of Matt Hager, Floyd County Conservation Natural Resource Manager, effective March 9, 2012.

The Board noted the hiring of Dana Sherman and Sandy Kuykendall as Home Care Aides in the Public Health/Home Health Care Dept starting at $9 per hour.

The Board noted that the deed for the conveyance of the Rockford dam property from Douglas and Anna Martin to Floyd County has been recorded.  Supv Kamm reported that Doug Schroeder, Conservation Director, is waiting to hear about a federal grant.

The Board noted the receipt of the FY11 Floyd County Audit Report. 

Future agenda items:  Primary Election canvas date set for June 12; review/action on April 10 regarding Drainage District #9 on whether or not to reclassify the district.

Dunkel/Kuhn 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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