Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

February 12, 2013, 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 Kuhn, Chair, Supv Schwickerath and Supv Kamm.

Schwickerath/Kamm moved to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Public comment:  Supv Kuhn welcomed Angela Barton, KCHA radio reporter, who intends to cover Board meetings.    

Kamm/Schwickerath moved to approve the minutes January 21, 22, 28 and February 5, 2013.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Kamm/Schwickerath moved to approve the following claims:  County #2041-2268, Secondary Roads #14857-14893, MH-DD #59623-59628 and Drains #11-14.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Schwickerath/Kamm moved to approve the Agreement Between Floyd County and Floyd County Deputy Sheriff’s Association with agreeing to a two year contract with allowing five of the accrued sick days to be used for ill family members and the percentage of the Sheriff’s salary in the step scale to increase by 1% for each step/year of service in the second year of the contract.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Tim Fox, Area Development Corporation Executive Director explained a grant application for the furnace replacement program.  Kamm/Schwickerath moved to endorse the John K. and Luise V. Hanson Foundation application for the Floyd County Housing Trust Fund 2013 Furnace Replacement Program.  Motion carried 3-0.

Kamm/Schwickerath moved to approve Res #07-13 Acceptance of Subdivision Road called Tahoe Circle into the Floyd County Secondary Road System pending completion of the dedication documents by Michael and Paula Molstead.  Motion carried 3-0.

Schwickerath/Kamm moved to approve the County Engineer’s proposed schedule for Secondary Road Department Summer Wages for 2013.  Motion carried 3-0.

Kamm/Schwickerath moved to approve an application for overhead power lines south of 250th St for Franklin Rural Electric Coop.  Motion carried 3-0.

Schwickerath/Kamm moved to approve an application for an Underground Construction on South Main, Rove Avenue and 215th Street for Iowa Health System and Its Subsidiary.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Engineer’s report:  Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, provided foreman’s minutes.  Discussion included issues with road clearing during recent ice storms.  Crews are doing safety training, brush cutting, and snow removal.  Staff is designing bridge projects and has upcoming lettings for various projects.  Dan Schomer, EMC Insurance representative visited the CVTC site to identify potential workplace hazards.  The Board and Rolando discussed legislation regarding gas tax, Time for a Dime campaign, the Time 21 program and the impact the tax would have on repairing Floyd County roads.  Bridge funding was also discussed.  Rolando commented on the distance of reception for the Secondary Roads crew’s narrow banding radios.  Rolando is working on a report outlining the structure of the department.  In response to Supv Schwickerath questioned regarding the Isaac Walton League’s interest in ditch cleaning, Rolando reported that they are working on how to proceed with projects. 

The Board continued with FY14 budget planning.  Sheriff Rick Lynch presented a letter to the Board regarding three options for potential cuts to his department.  Other budget discussion included recommended changes to the Emergency Management budget, budgeting for compliance checks for FOCUS initiatives, reviewing proposed levy rates and fund balances.

Kamm/Schwickerath motioned to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried 3-0.


ATTEST:  ________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                           Mark A. Kuhn, Chair

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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