Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

May 21, 2012, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 21, 2012 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Supv. Kamm, Chair, Supv. Kuhn, and Supv Dunkel.

Dunkel/Kuhn moved to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 3-0. 

The Board will review claims individually on their own.

Supv Kamm attended a Chamber of Commerce meeting where they talked mostly about July 4th activities and a Joint Entity.  Supv Dunkel drove the new B57 road and heard complaints about not paving Underwood up to Hwy 18.  Supv Kuhn attended A NIACOG board meeting and a city council meeting in Floyd where they approved the 28E Agreement for the Watershed Management Improvement Authority.  Supv Dunkel mentioned there will be a Iowa DOT meeting on June 7 from 5-7 p.m. to discuss the intersection at Floyd June

The Board discussed the Minimum Assessment Agreement and the Predevelopment Agreement between Archer Daniels Midland and Floyd County.  Bruce Hovden, County Assessor, explained how the assessed value was determined.  Dave Fullerton questioned the number of employees ADM will employ.  The Board addressed the status of the General Basic Fund and what could happen if with property tax reform if the legislature passes some form of commercial rollback or payback.  Supv Dunkel stated that the county does not intend to do any road work until after the lawsuit against the Board of Adjustment is heard.

The Chickasaw County and Floyd County Board of Supervisors discussed the County Engineer’s FY13 salary.  Chickasaw County was consistent with a 1.5% increase with their employees.  Floyd County varied with 1.5% for Secondary Roads and 1.5% on the first $32,000 (or $480, with the exception of deputies) for most other employees.  Consensus was to give a $480 increase.  Floyd County will let the County Engineer know how to proceed with the contract.

Bruce Hovden, County Assessor, updated the Board on the Connect Iowa kickoff meeting to look at state-wide Broadband.  Discussion included designating and notifying NIACOG of a county representative and that person taking a survey on behalf of the county, having broadband available may be an economic development incentive, the perceived direction would have a city of Charles City commission and a Floyd County commission.  The Board will consider an appointment at a future meeting and find out more information on how this will service the area.

Supv Kuhn reviewed the proposed 28E agreement and bylaws for the Upper Cedar River Watershed Management Improvement Authority.  No city or county has a financial obligation to participate.  Each entity/member appoints one person to represent the entity and that person has one vote, however, not to financially bind the member without official approval by the governing board of that member.  Once the 28E agreement is approved, the agreement will be used in conjunction with the next phase of state funding.  Separate from the state appropriations for the next phase of establishing the authority is an University of Iowa/Iowa Flood Center grant, funded through federal HUD money, where the Upper Cedar River Watershed Management Authority is one of four watersheds who have been awarded money for the purpose of conducting an assessment of the watershed area.   

Supv Kamm said that the City of Charles City is interested in the green building of the 2nd Street property but they believe the building needs a lot of work and do not want to pay much, if anything for the building.  Supv Kamm is going to get a couple of realtors to look at the property to see what it is worth and a couple of carpenters to see what it would cost to have the building accommodate county needs.  No effort has been made to renew the expired lease of the property.

Efforts continue to raise funds to put Floyd back on the courthouse.  Frankensigns picked up the letters today so they could clean them up and make a template for spacing the letters on the exterior wall. 

The Board noted the hiring of Heather Johlas as a part-time jailer at $11.58 per hour effective May 29.  The Board also noted hiring Brooke Webb as a Summer Intern at $8.50 per hour for the Conservation Department. 

Future agenda items:  2nd Street property, Veterans Affairs Commission appointment, and 2nd Judicial Dept of Corrections visit for the June 25 workshop meeting. 

Dunkel/Kuhn motioned to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried 3-0.


ATTEST:  ________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                           Douglas A. Kamm, Vice Chair

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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