Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting
April 24, 2012, 9:00 AM
The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 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.
Public comment - none.
Dunkel/Kuhn moved to approve minutes for April 9, 10 and 16, 2012. Motion carried 2-0.
Dunkel/Kuhn moved to approve the following claims: County #2872-3010, Secondary Roads #14183-14202, and MH-DD #59476-59479. Motion carried 2-0.
Dunkel/Kuhn moved to approve the property tax suspension per Iowa Code 427.9 for FY12 for a certain eligible property owner. Motion carried 2-0.
Dunkel/Kuhn moved to set a public hearing on May 8 at 9:30 a.m. for an application on behalf of Benny Goddard for approval of a final minor subdivision plan for property located in the NE¼ 34-95-15. Motion carried 2-0.
Dunkel/Kuhn moved to approve the revised Application for County License – Fireworks Permit. Motion carried 2-0.
Kuhn/Dunkel moved to approve the IDPH Division of Behavioral Health County Substance Abuse Prevention Services Request for Bid for FY2013 with a $1,500 /25% match from IDPH and the county contributing $4,500, totaling $6,000 and authorize Supv Dunkel to sign the documents. Motion carried 2-0.
Larry Frieberg read a letter from Don Frieberg, property owner in the Washington School Watershed Priority #3 Drainage District. Frieberg commented on terrace and tile not efficiently draining since the development of the district and plans from 30 years ago to remedy the problem but never taking place. Discussion included having an engineer reevaluate the area and possibly other priorities in the watershed and costs for a study, repairs and improvements being shared at 25% for the city of Charles City, 25% for the County and 50% based on the benefit area of property owners in the district. Frieberg does not want the county to pursue hiring a drainage engineer at this time.
The public hearing for the designation of an urban renewal area and on a proposed urban renewal plan amendment opened 9:40 a.m. Approximately 18 people attended the hearing. Supv Kuhn explained the intent of changes to the urban renewal area. The Auditor commented that she received the minutes from the Zoning Commission and that Jim Howe inquired about the process prior to the hearing. Joe Myhre, NIACOG Director, commented that there was a consultation meeting on April 10 where Steve Ward, Central Springs School Superintendent. Supv Dunkel commented that the Zoning Commission approved the amendment and recommended the Board do the same. Dave Fullerton brought up an issue about a culvert that could be a liability and needs to be marked; Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, stated that a new culvert is ordered, scheduled to be replaced and the travel area will be made wider. Fullerton suggested that if the road is paved, it should go across the railroad tracks; Rolando responded that railroad right-of-way work often takes a while for projects to make their list and then as much as two years before work starts but he will put pressure on the railroad. With no other comments, the hearing was closed at 9:52 a.m.
Supv Dunkel read Resolution #14-12. Dunkel/Kuhn moved to adopt Res #14-12, A resolution to declare necessity and establish an urban renewal area, pursuant to Section 403.4 of the Code of Iowa and approve 2012 urban renewal plan amendment for the Floyd County UR-T1 Economic Development District Urban Renewal Area. Roll call vote: Dunkel and Kuhn-Ayes; motion carried 2-0.
Supv Kuhn introduced Ordinance #2012-1, An Ordinance Providing for the Division of Taxes Levied on Taxable Property in the 2012 Addition to the Floyd County UR-T1 Economic Development District Urban Renewal Area. Dunkel/Kuhn moved that Ordinance #2012-1 be adopted for its initial passage. Roll call vote: Kuhn and Dunkel-Ayes; motion carried 2-0. Kuhn/Dunkel moved that the statutory rule requiring Ordinance #2012-1 be considered and voted on for passage at two Board meetings prior to the meeting at which it is to be finally passed be suspended. Roll call vote: Dunkel and Kuhn-Ayes. Motion carried 2-0. Dunkel/Kuhn moved that Ordinance #2012-1, an ordinance providing for the division of taxes levied on taxable property in the 2012 Addition to the Floyd County UR-T1 Economic Development District Urban Renewal, pursuant to Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa be put upon its final passage and adoption. Roll call vote: Kuhn and Dunkel-Ayes. Motion carried 2-0.
Supv Dunkel commented that there is consensus on one of the two agreements between Archer Daniels Midland and Floyd County. Norm Klemesrud, County Attorney, suggested that the Predevelopment Agreement and the Minimum Assessment Agreement be signed successively. Klemesrud and Rick Fry, attorney for ADM, are working on considerations for the Minimum Assessment Agreement. Klemesrud updated the Board on the timeline for him to respond to the appeal of the Board of Adjustment’s decision on the conditional use permit; Kuhn/Dunkel moved to table action on the Predevelopment Agreement and the Minimum Assessment Agreement between Archer Daniels Midland and Floyd County until both agreements can be approved at the same time. Motion carried 2-0.
The Board reviewed a tentative agreement between Floyd County and Teamsters Local #238. Dustin Rolando, County Engineer, stated that any future changes in health insurance need to include notice to the teamsters before any changes take place. Dunkel/Kuhn moved to approve the Tentative Agreement Between Floyd County and Teamsters Local #238, with Secondary Roads contract modifications for three years, starting July 1, 2012. Motion carried 3-0.
Supv Kuhn signed the rock resurfacing contract; bids were approved at the last meeting. Rolando updated the Board on the B57 project; the road was closed on Monday and concrete work should start tomorrow. Supv Dunkel mentioned that he has seen some of the bicycle warning signs along certain roads. Supv Dunkel commented about whether or not county vehicles should be serviced by mechanics at the Cedar Valley Transportation Center. The Auditor informed Rolando about a call from Ethan Vorhes about tile blowouts in the county right-of-way in Drainage District #2 and causing water issues outside of the drainage district. The Board and Rolando discussed the resolution for requirements of the county taking over roads of subdivisions.
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