Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

May 14, 2012, 10:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 14, 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. 

Supv Dunkel attended a Community Revitalization-Business Improvement meeting where several projects and small business grants were discussed, a FMC Solid Waste Management meeting, a Foster Grandparent meeting, and a Community Revitalization-General meeting last week.  Revitalization is working with an engineering architectural agency that was awarded a national grant whereby two Iowa cities, Charles City and Manning, will be analyzed and evaluated for energy efficiencies of certain buildings; the Courthouse is on the list of buildings to study.  Supv Kuhn reported that the Fossil and Prairie Center renewable energy committee decided on some of the equipment they would like to apply for, sent requests for proposal for the wind and solar equipment, and are working on a grant with the assistance of Kurt Hoeft, NRCS-RCD representative, due May 31. 

Supv Kuhn reported that Floyd County’s application for the Iowa Flood Centers grant for the Upper Cedar River Watershed Management Improvement Authority was chosen as one of four watersheds.  Other grant recipients include the Turkey River, Raccoon River and a portion of the Cedar River by Cedar Rapids.  A kickoff meeting is scheduled for June 27 to explain to the stakeholders the next processes.  The initial phase of the project will include the completion of a comprehensive hydrological assessment of the watershed area within the next 18-24 months.  The goal is to assess the Upper Cedar River area and pick one project that will really show an impact on the reduction of flooding.  The establishment of the authority is still in process with 28E agreements being routed to interested parties for approval. 

The Board noted the hiring of Alison Butterfield, Public Health/Home Health Care part time aide, effective May 9 with a starting wage of $9 per hour.  The Board noted the resignation of Patricia Voight, part time aide, effective April 30, 2012.

The Board discussed efforts to raise funds for putting FLOYD back on the courthouse.  Supv Kuhn suggested having a group photo with the contributors and put something in the paper as an advertising effort to raise more funds.  The Auditor will schedule a time with the Press to take the photo for next Monday or Tuesday.

Gary Anderson, Skott & Anderson Architects, and Joe Kapaun, Kapaun Consulting Engineers, PC, presented information on upgrading the courthouse HVAC system with a Mitsubishi Variable Refrigerant Flow Ductless Split System and a closed loop hydronic piping from a heat exchange to outdoor units with the projected project cost estimated at $1.66 million.  Discussion included installing just an air conditioning system, estimates for a window replacement project, estimates for a roof replacement project, financing, and a state historical preservation fund offering a grant with a 25% match.  Kapaun will revise the estimate based on new information discussed, including window and roof estimates, and more information on grants. 

Future agenda items:  ADM agreements and 2nd Street property

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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