Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

November 13, 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, and Supv Kuhn; absent:  Supv. Dunkel.

Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 2-0. 

Public comment:  None. 

Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve the minutes of October 22, 23, and November 5, 2012.  Motion carried 2-0. 

Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve the following claims:  County #1108-1292, Secondary Roads #14662-14708, and MH-DD #59582-59594 and Drain #7.  Motion carried 2-0. 

Raina Kellogg, CPC/Case Manager presented information to the Board regarding hiring a person through the North Iowa Vocational Center (NIVC) to do light custodial work at the work approximately one day a week for a few hours.  There will be no cost to the county as Medicaid funds would cover the costs to train the person through NIVC.  Kuhn/Kamm moved to hire a person through NIVC to do light custodial work at the courthouse.  Motion carried 2-0. 

The Board reviewed health insurance options and a follow up e-mail from Mark Melrose, Melrose Insurance, regarding more plan options within Blue Cross/Blue Shield coverage.  Discussion included having EBS provide health care reform notices to employees and notices to union employees.  Kuhn/Kamm moved to continue for 2013 health insurance with Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, dental insurance with United Health Care, and EBS as the third party administrator to buy down the health insurance and also have EBS provide health care reform notices to employees.  Motion carried 2-0.

Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve a proposal for the 2013 health/dental insurance premiums which adjusts the family health rate down and dental insurance rate up to be aligned with actual costs but keeping the overall rate the same at $1,493.50/month and leaving single rates the same at $538/month with the exception of adding an option for single plan employees to obtain a family dental policy with the cost of the additional premium covered by the employee, not the county and set rates for FY14 budgeting purposes.  Motion carried 2-0.  

Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve loan agreement for the Southwest Bypass Tax Increment Financing District for Cambrex.  Motion carried 2-0.

The Board noted the receipt of a City of Marble Rock Resolution for GO Water Improvement Bonds for $250,000.

Kuhn/Kamm moved to set the rates for the 28E Law Enforcement Agreements for the cities of Rudd, Rockford, Marble Rock, Floyd, and Colwell at $4/capita and for Nora Springs at $25/hour.  Motion carried 2-0.

The Auditor informed the Board that she received word to continue the drainage district #12 hearing that was scheduled for 10:30 today due to nothing more than the Hoeftís requesting a certified wetland determination for the CREP program has been done to this point.  Don Hoeft provided the Auditor with a potential schedule that he and the drainage engineer established including a preliminary design planned for November, final design by April, easement agreements by May, bids by June and construction in the summer.  Jim Hudson, drainage attorney, will not be available for a drainage district meeting until after March.  In response to Dean Tjadenís question about how things will be paid for, the Auditor stated that certain things, such as reclassification and engineering work that has already been paid by the county, will be assessed to the district and the CREP work is expected to be covered by grants.  Kuhn/Kamm moved to continue the Drainage District #12 hearing to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.  Motion carried 2-0. 

At 9:39 a.m., the Public Hearing for an application from Michael Molstead regardingan application for a final plat of Molstead Estates #2, a subdivision in Parcel C in NENE S20-T95N-R15W.  The Auditor and Jeff Sherman, Zoning Director, reported that no written or oral comments were received prior to the hearing.  Dean Tjaden, Zoning Commissioner, had one person from the farming community who expressed concern that the development is in a farming area where there are noises and odors.  Christina Gruenhagen, Iowa Farm Bureau attorney, supposedly has language that could be added to abstracts about residing in close proximity to agricultural areas.  Dustin Rolando, County Engineer, and the Auditor shared information about Attorney Ralph Smithís interpretation of the Board approving Molstead Estates #1 plat in March 2012 that by not making any reference to the road being private, it may be accepted by default as a county road.  Rolando provided a letter at that time to Molsteadís stating it would not be accepted unless it was brought up to county standards and since then it has been paved to the conditions required but there has been nothing done yet to dedicate the road formally to the county road.  The hearing closed at 9:45 a.m.  Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve Res #34-12, Molstead Estates #2, A Subdivision Final Plat Approval, with the approval of first reading, set a second hearing on November 27, at 9:30 a.m. and note that at this time the road will not be accepted as a part of the county road system.  Motion carried 2-0.  The Auditor will notify Molsteadís of the road dedication issue. 

Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve a Right of Way Contract for Project No. BROS-CO34(86)--8J-34 for the Draeger project in the amount of $16,736.53.  Motion carried 2-0.

Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve an Underground Construction Application from Heartland Power Coop.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Engineerís report:  Rolando provided his time sheet.  The Board noted and signed the plans for PCC patching and longitudinal subdrains for Underwood Avenue, east of Charles City.  Crews are finishing up projects and getting ready for winter.  Rolando provided a letter of memorandum that he has given to Secondary Roads employees regarding use of cell phones when operating equipment.  The Board discussed the cost of removing appliances found in county ditches.  Staff is working on design plans for bridges for the next couple of years.  Rolando is looking at purchasing some pickups, is still considering the specs for the sign truck, and looking at the overhaul of a Caterpillar grader.    

Kuhn/Kamm motioned to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried 2-0.


ATTEST:  ________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                           Douglas A. Kamm, Chair

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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