Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting
February 19, 2013, 10:15 AM
The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met at the Floyd County Medical Center/hospital for the annual tour of the Medical Center. The Board met at the Courthouse in the Boardroom for the remainder of the special meeting. The meeting was called to order at 11:37 a.m.
Schwickerath/Kamm moved to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 3-0.
Schwickerath/Kamm moved to approve the contract for pavement markings with Vogel Traffic Service, Inc., of Orange City, Iowa for $100,277.05. Motion carried 3-0.
Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, reviewed with the board information that he had provided regarding labor expenditures for his department, revenues and what funds are associated with it, road rock use and price/budgeted, and uses for Farm to Market dollars.
The Floyd County Board initiated a conference call to the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors and Chickasaw County Auditor at 11:45 a.m. The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors and Floyd County Board of Supervisors discussed how much they were budgeting for wage increases for employees for FY 2014. Chairman Kuhn told the Chickasaw Board that they were budgeting a 3% raise for county employees. The Chickasaw Board replied and stated that they were budgeting a 2% raise for employees because of budget constraints. Chairman Kuhn stated that he believed that we have an experienced engineer and would like to compensate him accordingly. Chickasaw County agreed with him and stated they felt the same way. Floyd County suggested that we allow Dusten Rolando to receive a 2.5% raise for this next fiscal year. Chickasaw voted with 3 out of 5 for a 2.5% increase for Dusten for FY 2014. Floyd County had 3 in agreement with the same recommendation for Dusten for FY 2014 salary budgeting. Floyd County and Chickasaw County ended their conference call.
Dusten also provided to the Board a Floyd County Flow Chart of Operations. He explained the chart and the four maps that were attached to the chart. County Road employee jobs were explained to the Board. The Board and Dusten reviewed the flow chart; the ratio of foreman to workers was explained; replacing personnel if retirements were to happen; how the work load is shifted when employees are off for medical reasons, vacations, etc. especially when the county has inclement weather situations. Bridge replacement costs were also reviewed.
Chairman Kuhn requested that Sheriff Lynch come down to the meeting for review of the Sheriff’s FY 2014 budget. Sheriff Lynch was requested to reduce his budget costs by $26,338. The Board stressed that it is not their intent to alleviate employees, but perhaps reduce some spending in the department. It was suggested that Sheriff Lynch not purchase a new squad car in the upcoming year and make some other minor adjustments. The Board members explained to Sheriff Lynch that his department was not being targeted for this reduction. While working on the FY 2014 budget, all departments have been asked to reduce costs for FY 2014 to avoid deficit spending. All offices have been asked to review the number of employees they have and their workload. The Department Heads all need to consider that if their department would lose an employee, would they be able to adequately function if the employee were not replaced.
Mark requested Sheriff Lynch to report back to the Board with information regarding how the Sheriff’s Department functioned during Sheriff Deputy Chris Myer’s unpaid LOA from March 12, 2013 through June 30, 2013. The Board wants to know how they allocated working hours with 9 Sheriff Deputies. Rick stated that he would get the requested information to the board and he will also have a reduced budget to the Auditor’s office later in the day.
The Board stated that they would like to publish the budget and set the budget hearing soon.
There were no future agenda items.
Schwickerath/Kamm motioned to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 3-0.
ATTEST: ________________________________ ____________________________________
Sandra J. Hicks Mark A. Kuhn, Chair
Floyd County Deputy Auditor Floyd County Board of Supervisors