Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

April 23, 2012, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 23, 2012 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Supv. Kuhn, Vice Chair, and Supv. Dunkel; Absent: Chairman Kamm

Dunkel/Kuhn moved to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 2-0. 

The Board will review claims individually on their own.

Supv Dunkel attended a NIVC meeting on Wednesday where they are working hard to stay afloat and a Community Revitalization meeting where they reviewed a 10-year plan and are working on a new 5-year plan.  Supv Kuhn attended a FMC Early Childhood Iowa state review.

Shelley Smith, FMC Decat Coordinator, provided information regarding Prevent Child Abuse Awareness efforts.  Smith and the Board reviewed the FY12 use of the IDPH/County Substance Abuse Prevention Service funds for purposes of planning for the FY13 grant.  For FY13, the Board budgeted $6,000 with a $1,500 reimbursement from IDPH.  Discussion included possibly funding FOCUS with the revenues the county collects through the Social Host and Minor Consumption Ordinance fines. 

The Board reviewed efforts to raise funds to put FLOYD back on the courthouse.  The Auditor reported that Frankensignís needs a 4-week lead time to order and prepare letters for the building.

The Board discussed the Rockford dam issue including the county being on a list for federal funds but unsure of when those funds will be available and possibly having a future Board meeting in the evening at the Fossil Park.

The Board noted the resignation of Abby Jo Berman, Jailer, effective April 24.  The Sheriff noted that he intends to fill this vacancy with a current list of candidates. 

The Board noted the hiring of David Van Waus as a Natural Resource Manager for the Conservation Department starting April 9 with a salary of $30,000 per year.

Future agenda items:  With respect to the Fossil & Prairie Center energy conversion proposal with Butler County REC, Supv Kuhn will contact the Iowa Energy Center for information on their grants, revolving loan program, and other opportunities.  Kurt Hoeft, USDA/RC&D, has been contacted about assisting with preparing grant applications.  The proposed committee to work on the efforts has not yet met.  Butler County REC has appointed an engineer to review recommendations of the committee rather than to commit time to attend committee meetings.  Each named board in the proposal will appoint their own representation to the committee and the Board of Supervisors will officially appoint the two Floyd County resident positions at a future meeting. 

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


ATTEST:  _________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                            Mark A. Kuhn, Vice Chair

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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