Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting
October 15, 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.
Dunkel/Kuhn moved to amend the agenda to include an update on the Rockford dam and note the receipt of a FMC Solid Waste Management report and moved to approve the agenda with the amendments. Motion carried 3-0.
Update on various boards/commissions/activities since the last meeting: Supv Dunkel attended a Landfill meeting.
Doug Schroeder, Conservation Director, updated the Board on the removal of the Rockford dam. The federal grant is available and they are awaiting paperwork and permits. Schroeder is also applying for a DNR Low-head Dam Public Hazard Program; the application is due October 18. Discussion included information regarding a study on mussels and clams, the City of Rockford possibly having an opportunity for funds for the bridge project, and EMC Insurance Companies continuing to check the status of the removal.
Schroeder updated the Board on the Winnebago Scout Camp proposals. October 10 was the deadline for the disposition committee to receive proposals, with interested parties including a rough idea of the intent of the use of the property. The committee will consider the best case scenario and make a recommendation to the Winnebago Boy Scouts of American executive council by October 25. Schroeder has been working with the National Heritage Foundation on the proposal letter which includes major issues regarding preserving natural resources, environmental education, and a dollar figure. The National Heritage Foundation would be the initial purchaser of the property and then turn around and enter into a repurchase agreement with the county for a period of three to five years. Schroeder mentioned approximately 140 people who have contributed to the cause of keeping the property in public ownership and preserving the natural resources. The Foundation is also working with Bremer County with the Ingawanis Camp. Supv Kamm mentioned that the disposition committee is still reviewing proposals and have not yet made a recommendation to the council.
The Board discussed the remaining $395 left to fund the project to put Floyd back on the courthouse. Supv Dunkel has a donation of $240. Supv Kuhn suggested the balance be split between the supervisors.
The Board noted the loan agreement for the Southwest Bypass Tax Increment Financing District and Cambrex which is expected to bring in 46 new jobs with an average wage of $12.65 hour by 2015.
The Board noted the City of Nora Springs regarding an Urban Renewal Amendment for the Farmview 1st Addition.
The Board noted the fees collected by the Recorder, Sheriff and Auditor for the quarter ending September 30, 2012.
The Board noted an interim audit for the time period of August 1 to August 15 for the FMC Solid Waste Management Agency. Supv Dunkel explained that since there is no longer an professional manager employed the this audit was conducted to include a review of the bank reconciliation, counting petty cash and training existing personnel how to conduct petty cash reconciliation on a daily basis.
The Board discussed an e-mail from Norm Klemesrud, County Attorney, regarding the necessity to have a survey to address some concerns regarding the sale of the Second Street property.
Future agenda items: next week Melrose Insurance will attend the workshop to review plans for health insurance for 2013 and the Board would like to take action on increasing the county’s umbrella policy coverage.
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