Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

July 9, 2012, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop session 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.   

Update on various boards/commissions/activities since the last meeting:  The Supervisors attended the Assessor’s Budget Amendment meeting and the open house to put “FLOYD” back on the courthouse.

Bridget Edson, Emergency Management Director, presented information to the Board regarding uploading information from the county’s three river gauges to the National Weather Service.  The NWS is changing their procedures for uploading the information which will cost the county a one-time fee of $750 to upload the information through a “secure file transfer protocol”.  The secure link will allow for the computer program and a year of support.  Edson is not sure what would change if the county did not pay the $750 if anything would necessarily change.  The Board suggested the $750 fee be paid from the Emergency Management Fund.  Edson also provided a copy of an e-mail from Mike Welvaert, National Weather Service Forecast Office-Service Hydrologist/Meteorologist, regarding the Iowa Flood Center flood inundation mapping for Charles City for the areas flooded based on water level of the river at the USGS gauge location across from McDonalds.  The IFC maps show what flooding looks like but only up to the $25 feet.  The NWS has entered into a partnership with IFC and they will give NWS access to their work and maps for a fee of $4,000.  NWS will help facilitate making maps more accurate with higher flood levels in Charles City.  The Board would like to look at more information before committing funds.  Supv Kuhn will facilitate calls to the IFC for more information and watershed authority options and visit with the City of Charles City as deemed appropriate.

Deb Johnson, Colwell Mayor, provided a letter of interest to have the County assign Tax Sale Certificate 2012-12146 for the salutatory assignment fee of $100.  Johnson was available to explain that the city was not aware that the property owner was delinquent on property taxes and recently assessed the property owner $5,000 for the cost to the city to demolish the home.  Frank Rottinghaus, County Treasurer, commented that the City could have claimed interest at the tax sale and that the County, as current owner of the certificate, could file suit against the property owner.  Johnson said the City would like to be assigned the certificate, go through the process to have a tax sale deed conveyed to them and eventually sell it so they can recoup some of their costs as they feel they have depleted efforts otherwise to collect.  The Board will act on assigning the certificate at tomorrow’s regular meeting.

The Board discussed campaign efforts for the cost of putting FLOYD back on the courthouse.  There is currently $742.82 to raise to fund the project. 

The Board noted the retirement of Betty Randals, Public Health/Home Health Care Aide, effective August 6, 2012. 

The Board noted the hiring of Sarah Shearman, Jailer, at a starting pay of $12.09 per hour and bumping up to $13.09 per hour after becoming state certified.

The Board noted the fees collected by the Auditor and Recorder for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. 

Future agenda items:  Second Street property and drainage districts. 

Kuhn/Dunkel 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 Supervis


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