Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

February 26, 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.

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

Public comment:  Supv Kuhn welcomed Zach, KCHA reporter, to the meeting..    

Schwickerath/Kamm moved to approve the minutes February 11, 12 and 19, 2013.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Schwickerath/Kamm moved to approve the following claims:  County #2269-2402, Secondary Roads #14894-14915, and MH-DD #59629-59632.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Kamm/Schwickerath moved to approve a bid from Roger Lubbert, Lubbert Construction, Floyd, IA, in the amount of $1,985 for a project to remove a wall to open up a room at the DHS building to be paid by a 76% Medicaid reimbursement and the remaining from the County Social Services budget.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Schwickerath/Kamm moved to approve a liquor license for Freeze Frame Bowl pending proof of Dram Shop insurance.  Motion carried 3-0.

Supv Kuhn presented information on implementing an incentive for establishing a small wind energy system.  Discussion included Tracy Pattschull is in the process of erecting a turbine, draft a resolution identifying the details of the incentive such as a $500 rebate, and having something in place by the Earth Day celebration at the Fossil and Prairie Center.

Schwickerath/Kamm moved to approve the Floyd County Dust Control Policy for 2013.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, provided his timesheet and foreman’s meeting notes.  Snow removal was discussed.  A contract for PC patching letting on Underwood Ave will be on the agenda for the next regular meeting.  Other road projects were discussed.  Rolando shared information on a letter from the Iowa Dept of Transportation regarding a requirement of needing DOT approval for any construction/expansion projects along the Avenue of Saints/highway corridor by Floyd.  Staff is working on bridge projects.  Rolando has been busy with engineering meetings.  County Engineer’s will participate at the Day at the Capitol to represent the gas tax legislation. 

Frank Rottinghaus, County Treasurer, and the Board discussed parcel #530061838100700 which has been on tax sale and has $444 in delinquent taxes and $108 due in March 2013.  Rottinghaus suggested that Ann Jacobs, interested party in acquiring the property, make a written offer to purchase the tax sale certificate from the county and recommended that it cover the delinquent amount plus the $100 assignment fee to obtain the certificate.

The Board discussed the FY14 budgets including reductions to the Sheriff’s budget, lowering ending fund balances, and setting levy rates.

The Board recessed at 10:15 a.m. with plans to reconvene at 2 p.m.

The Board reconvened at 2 p.m. 

The Board continued discussion regarding the FY14 budget.  Discussion included administration line items adjusted in the Sheriff’s budget, reducing various funds by seven pay periods of payments to the health care fund thus reducing a high balance in the non-budgetary health care fund, and levying property tax to result in no overall increase to tax payers.   

Schwickerath/Kamm 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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