Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

April 16, 2012, 10:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 16, 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 approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Supv Kamm attended meetings in Mason City for T21, Hazmat, and the North Central Regional Emergency Planning District committee/commission meetings.  Kamm also contacted Krista Rustad, Iowa DOT, about the Floyd intersection proposals and potentially causing the closing of Duganís Restaurant; there will be an informational meeting in July where they will narrow down the proposed plans with no projects starting for two to three years.  Supv Kuhn reported that a subcommittee has drafted a 28E agreement and bylaws for the Watershed Management Authority with a deadline for ISAC, Iowa League of Cities and the IDALS to review and propose changes prior to sending to potentially 37 entities to join.  Supv Dunkel attended landfill meeting where they approved the purchase of a mower and tractor and discussed a new building where they are rebidding due to only receiving one bid and reports of interested bidders not having adequate time to submit bids and complete the project.  Dunkel also attended a Community Revitalization meeting where agenda items included Party in the Park, Main St work, America in Bloom contest, and the county funding the grant writer program.

Tim Fox, Area Development Executive Director, reviewed a proposed predevelopment agreement between Archer Daniels Midland Company and Floyd County and provided capital outlay, minimum taxable value, estimated paved road costs, and proposed internal loan rate information.  The Auditor reported that Bob Josten, Dorsey & Whitney attorney, said a public hearing is not required for a predevelopment agreement but a hearing would be required if TIF dollars are used when a county bonds for a project or sets up rebate agreements, but those are treated separate from a predevelopment agreement.  Josten recommended a separate minimum assessment agreement be created and referenced in the predevelopment agreement.  If the County loans money from the General Fund for the road project with payback generated from the TIF revenue, Josten can draw up the internal paperwork and establish the TIF program/fund.  Dunkel commented that he attended the Urban Renewal Plan Amendment consultation meeting last week for the schools and college affected by the use of TIF and Steve Ward, Central Springs Superintendent, gave no opposition to the plan amendment.  Misty Day, Zoning Assistant, informed the Board that an appeal has been filed by interested parties about the Board of Adjustments ruling to approve the conditional use permit for the ADM project with three contingencies, 1) the Supervisors approve plans for a paved road, 2) a buffer zone with trees to protect wildlife on the Sliger property, and 3) a waterline issue.  Day also commented that the Zoning Commission met on Tuesday for their public hearing on the Urban Renewal Plan Amendment and recommend that the Supervisors approve the amended plan.  The Countyís public hearing for the amended plan will be held on April 24.  Fox said he and the County Attorney are working on a minimum assessment agreement and revisions to the predevelopment agreement and intend to have documents ready for the April 24 meeting.  Concerned citizens raised issues of why ADM isnít paying for paving the road, a suggestion of pavement continuing across the railroad tracks for safety issues, signage on the road, how long the road will last, and how the county intends to prioritize and fund other bridges and road projects. 

The Board discussed efforts to raise funds for putting FLOYD back on the courthouse.  The Board continues to spread the word about the project through local businesses and services club presentations.  The Auditor reported that the stainless steel letters are 16 gauge with a 22 gauge return. Prior to the meeting Supv Dunkel addressed a citizens concern about the color of the letters. 

The Board noted the resignation of Roxanne Gray, Public Health/Home Health Care Aide, effective April 20. 

Sheriff Rick Lynch and Deputies Brian Tiedemann and Travis Bartz spoke to the Board about space needed for conducting interviews for victims, offenders and the most sensitive people involved in sex crimes by the newly formed Sex Assault Response Team.  A room currently being used for storage on ground floor was proposed.  Decat funds and Sheriff Forfeiture funds rather than county budgeted tax dollars are intended to cover the cost to do construction work, insulate the room for noise, and supply the room with necessary equipment.  The Auditor will work on finding alternate locations for items currently stored in the room.  If feasible, the renovation work could start by June. 

The Board reviewed proposed changes to the application for a fireworks permit.  A recommendation was made to include a signoff process for any zoning or health issues.  

Future agenda items:  ADM agreements when available.

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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