Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

September 24, 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. 

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-building committee meeting where they discussed adding 10-15 beds and they now serve 48 counties.  Supv Kamm also attended a Chamber joint entity meeting where they discussed changes to the Board.  Supv Kuhn had a watershed management authority meeting.  Supv Dunkel attended an Ambulance Commission meeting where a new contract was approved.  Supv Dunkel spoke to the Lt Governor about changes to the 2nd Judicial District processes causing more work to obtain signatures from magistrate judges.

Gail Arjes, Public Health/Home Health Care Director, presented a list of wage comparisons for various Floyd County hourly paid clerk positions and a copy of Board of Health minutes reflecting approval to give Janice Brahn a 3% mid-year wage increase pending approval by the Supervisors.  Arjes reported that Brahn has been given more responsibilities over the last year, most significantly with new software.  Arjes would like Brahn to receive a 5% increase above the 1.5% given on July 1, 2012.  Discussion included the budget being able to cover an increase because a fulltime aide will not be replaced, an independent study conducted years ago, and concerns of approving rate increases mid-year.  The Board requested that Arjes provide a revised job description and comparisons of similar positions in other county public health agencies before taking action on an increase.  Arjes reported that Gaylen Hicok does not wish to continue serving on the Board of Health after his current term ends.    

Jeff Sherman, Zoning/E911 Addressing/Sanitarian Director, requested his wife be able to work a couple of days a week to cover the office during the Assistant Zoning Administratorís leave.  Discussion included concerns of nepotism and the countyís policy not allowing this for all county departments for any category including temporary employment, checking with other departments for staff that could fill in occasionally, using a temp service, and watching the departmentís budget to make sure it does not go over in expenses. 

The Board noted a 6-month wage increase for Sandy Kuykendahl, PH/HHC Aide, from $9.14 to $9.64. 

Supv Dunkel updated the Board on the Ambulance Commission meeting where a contract was approved between AMR Ambulance, the City of Charles City, and Floyd County including a 5% increase per year for three years for listed services.  The last increase was 3.5% in November 2010.    

Supv Kuhn provided the Board with information on the phase two watershed management authority grant.  Documents reviewed include the Upper Cedar Watershed Management Improvement Authority:  WMA-PH2-JB, a certification letter, and a Guideform Residential Antidisplacement Plan.  The County will act as the fiscal agent for the $187,333 grant and MSA, the consulting firm, and the Soybean Association will be recipients of the grant to move forward with a hydrologic model of the watershed.  Discussion included that the grant is due today, the Board will need to do a county budget amendment in the future to cover the upfront expenses of the grant, wrapping up the reimbursement for the phase 1 grant and Mitchell County did not end up joining the authority but likely will.

The Board discussed donations needed to complete the cost of putting FLOYD back on the courthouse.

The Board reviewed the FY12 report of Certification of County Conservation Purposes Supported by County Property Taxes reflecting a levy $0.35254/$1,000 of valuation. 

Future agenda items:  The Winnebago Scout Camp.

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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