Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

March 4, 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.

Kuhn/Kamm moved to add to the agenda discussion regarding a potential vacancy on the Floyd County Hospital Commission.  Motion carried 3-0.  Schwickerath/Kamm moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Supv Kuhn attended the FMC Governance Board meeting where they approved a contract with Lutheran Services, Inc, to provide more parent/partner mentoring by raising a line item in the budget from $6,000 to $30,000 and using Decat fund balances to cover the additional service.  Supv Kuhn also attended the Second Judicial District/Dept of Corrections board where they discussed bids for a building project at the Beje Clark facility whereby bids came in higher than expected so an increase to the Dept of Administrative Services criteria was approved.  Supv Kamm attended an Area Development Corp and Job Potential Review Board meetings where discussion included action regarding a company in Riceville moving the old Bakery building on 5th Ave, Charles City, with 15 new jobs.  Supv Kamm also attended a Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center meeting where they discussed taking on more statewide drug testing, taking bids for doubling the size of the facility, and legislation on how centers are reimbursed.  Supv Schwickerath attended a County Social Services meeting where they approved a budget amendment from $19 million to $26 and now having 21 counties in the consortium.  All three supervisors attended the Assessorís Conference Board meeting where the FY14 budget was approved.  Supv Kuhn and Schwickerath attended the Emergency Management Commission meeting where the FY14 budget was approved and they discussed filling the Coordinatorís position.

Supv Kuhn received a phone call from a Floyd County Hospital Commission member regarding a vacancy of another member.  The Board discussed candidates for filling the vacancy and whether or not the commissioner candidate should be a veteran. 

Supv Kuhn provided an update on filling the vacancy for the Emergency Management Coordinator as discussed in the Emergency Management Commission meeting.  Discussion included the Commissionís interest in having a full-time coordinator but agreeing to consider other ideas the Supervisors may have, combining job duties with other county positions, adding a Safety Director component, and salaries.  The Auditor will look up criteria for a Safety Director job description.  Supv Kuhn will pull together the EM subcommittee for further discussion on the position.  The Board will consider Zoning/E911 Addressing/Sanitarian positions next week. 

The Auditor requested direction from the Board on whether not to go forward with the bi-annual wellness program where the Floyd County Medical Center offers two days to have blood draws and mammograms at a reduced rate for county employees.  With the switch to the current health insurance plan, these type of preventative procedures are covered whereby with the old self-fund, grandfathered plan there was limited coverage.  The Auditor was directed to proceed with scheduling the event this year.  

The Board noted the hiring of Pam Zacharias and Amy Peterson, Public Health/Home Health Care Aides, effective February 14 and 22 respectively, at a wage of $9.00 per hour with a $0.50 increase after a six month probationary period. 

The Board reviewed state FY14 budget reports and fund balances.

Future agenda items:  performance evaluations and closed meeting criteria.  The Auditor invited the Board to a Secretary of State demonstration of their electronic poll book on Friday, March 8 at the NIACC Charles City Center from 10 a.m. to noon. 

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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