Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

July 23, 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.

Kuhn/Dunkel 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:  Supv Kamm attended a Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center meeting where they discussed adding ten more beds and 42 counties are now signed up with CIJDC.  Supv Kamm also attended the ICIT Assessment Team meetings at the courthouse last week as well as the Communications Center; the team will provide a report in the next couple of weeks.  Supv Dunkel attended the Archer Daniels Midland hearing last week and the NIVC Board meeting.  Supv Dunkel reported a call he received from Gloria Troge, rural collection site employee, with a complaint about the Landfill representative who didn’t show up for two toxic waste disposal appointments on Saturday. 

Laura Elfers, Conservation Naturalist, spoke about the condition of the Rockford dam and a survey they are completing on the mussels above and below the dam.  The federal grand fund is expected to be received before the end of the federal fiscal year. 

Supv Dunkel commented about canoe and tube river traffic access in the rural areas below the Charles City/Cedar River waterfront activities.  Dunkel suggested possible staging rocks at the Midway bridge.  Jim Frisbie, citizen, commented that he spoke with an Eagle Scout about a possible Scout project.  Laura Elfers, Conservation Nationalist, commented that there is a turn-around point at the Midway area and suggested doing a better sloped area where there is already rip-rap.  The Auditor spoke with Doug Schroeder, Conservation Director, who said possibly they could work with Tom Sisson on incorporating a safer area on his property.  Elfers said there may be funds available for river signage for access points on water trails.  The Board would like this information communicated to the Conservation Board. The Auditor read an e-mail from the Floyd City Clerk suggesting improvements at the Hwy 218 bridge.  Elfers said the property in this area is state and private so the county is not able to do work in the area.   

The Board noted the receipt of a proposal from the City of Charles City regarding the purchase of the County Shed site, Second St property.  The Board would like Bridget Edson, Emergency Management Director, and a representative from the Conservation staff, to look at the Conservation building west of Charles City to see if it would accommodate the EMA storage needs. 

The Auditor spoke to the Board about the disposition of a freezer at the Public Health office that is no longer needed and a refrigerator at the courthouse that is underutilized.  The Board will act on the disposition at the next meeting.  The disposition of a Conservation lawn mower was also discussed.  The Board will remind department heads about the proper disposition of county property at the next department head meeting. 

Supv Dunkel provided a photo of a proposed new electronic sign for the Floyd County Heart to Home Hospice building.  Hospice will pay for the sign and wiring and have just asked the county to pay for the electricity to operate the sign.  The Board has no objections to the sign as long as it meets the city’s requirements for positioning.

Shelley Smith, Decat Coordinator, spoke to the Board about entering into a contract establishing a department for Community Partnerships for Protecting Children under the FMC Decat Project Fund.  The Board will take action on this at tomorrow’s regular meeting.  Smith also shared how respite services and other approved expenses accommodated by the Children at Home program.

The Board reviewed a request from EMC Insurance Companies to enter into a Contract for Assignment of Rights to Pursue Claims for damages against R.T. Harris, Jr. resulting from and incident occurring on March 21, 2009.  The Board will act on this at tomorrow’s regular meeting.

Mark Melrose, Melrose Insurance Center agent, provided a review of FY12’s insurance costs and the FY13 renewal.  The Board inquired about the cost to increase coverage for the umbrella policy.

The Board discussed efforts to raise the remaining $522.82 to cover the cost of putting FLOYD back on the courthouse.

The Board noted the receipt of a Charles City resolution #61-12 Authorizing Internal Advance to Tax Increment Revenue Fund directed to fund $11,000 from the Riverside TIF, $17,500 from the SW Bypass TIF, and $5,500 to the Park Avenue TIF for the Area Development Corporation.     

Future agenda items:  using “Floyd County” in a name such as a website for and Krell Energy Efficiency survey and upcoming 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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