Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

September 17, 2012, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met 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. 

Update on various boards/commissions/activities since the last meeting:  Supv Kamm attended the E911 Commission special meeting last Thursday where they approved to continue to use an old switch and put off the purchase of a $92,000 switch.  Supv Dunkel attended a Community Revitalization meeting where they discussed a huge grant for downtown makeover projects.  Supv Kuhn attended an Upper Cedar Watershed Management Improvement Authority meeting where they approved bylaws for the entity and reported that the Mitchell County Board of Supervisors will act on joining the Authority this week.  Supv Kuhn also attended the FMC Early Childhood Iowa where the annual report was presented and reflected not enough money was spent for the School Ready-Preschool allocation causing FY14 funding to be reduced by almost $14,000.  All three supervisors attended the Farm Bureau forum. 

Jason Johansen, Mutual Med representative, and Mark Melrose, Melrose Insurance Agent, presented a 2012 second quarter report of the county’s health insurance plan.  Discussion included future premiums, employee meetings, Flex administration costs, differences in dental coverage from the old plan to the new plan, and services from Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, EBS and United Health Care.  Johansen and Melrose will provide the Board with savings to the county on payroll tax which offset the Flex administration costs. 

Melrose and the Board discussed increasing the linebacker insurance from current $5 million loss coverage at a cost of $23,249/year to coverage options between $6-10 million with premium costs ranging from $1,460-$7,300.  Melrose will have EMC run numbers for claims on municipalities.  The Board noted that EMC’s cost of the Vorhes lawsuit was $76,607.63 and a claim for the county’s portion for the $2,500 deductible.

The Board discussed how to proceed with the information from the ICIT Technology Assessment and the Solutions reports.  The Board will take action to appoint a committee at the next regular meeting.

The Board noted a six month, probationary period rate increase from $9.14 to $9.64 per hour for Dana Sherman, Public Health/Home Health Care Aide, effective September 14, 2012.

The Board discussed funding the $395 balance of putting FLOYD back on the courthouse.  Supv Kamm and Dunkel each have a contact to make seeking the balance of funding. 

Future agenda items:  nothing discussed.

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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