Meeting Minutes
3/11/2013

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

March 11, 2013, 9:00 AM

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

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.

The Board will review claims individually prior to tomorrow’s regular meeting.

Update on various boards/commissions:  Supv Kamm commented that there is a Targeted Industry Inventory Analysis/Area Development Corp meeting coming up on March 18 at 2 p.m. at the Charles City Library.  Supv Schwickerath attended; 1) a department head meeting where he was interested on the subject of electronic information; 2) a Foster Grandparents meeting and invited either of the other two supervisors to attend the May 2 awards banquet since he will not be available, and 3) a Community Revitalization meeting where they discussed the new director, Mark Wicks, coming on board.  Supv Kuhn, Supv Kamm and Auditor Carr attended a Farm Bureau meeting where they discussed FY14 budget information.  Supv Kamm was asked to attend a NIACOG meeting tonight due to Supv Kuhn being double booked with an Early Childhood Iowa meeting.

The Board discussed the City of Charles City’s request for a letter of support with a financial commitment to present to the RECAT Board for the city’s Riverfront projects.  The Board will act on this at tomorrow’s meeting. 

The Auditor notified the Board that Gardiner Thomsen auditors have informed her that the county needs to publish the entire text of board resolutions in the newspaper to be in compliance with the Iowa Code.  Historically the county has included the entire text in the official Minutes Book but only a summary in the newspapers.  A 1982 Attorney General’s opinion was discussed.  The Auditor intends to prepare a legislative proposal on behalf of the Auditor’s affiliate for next year’s legislative session to allow a summary for newspapers and the entire text for minutes posted on county websites and official Minutes Book and suggested the Supervisors contact their affiliate to propose the same. 

The Auditor informed the Board of notice that the IRS reimbursement for a portion of the interest on the taxable Build America Bonds will be reduced by 8.7% due to the federal sequestration.  It in unknown at this time if the reduction will be temporary or permanent beyond the current federal fiscal year.  The tax increment finance revenue is generating more revenue than proposed so the county should not need to make contributions from the general fund for the June 1 bond payment.  It is premature to call the bonds to refinance with a currently more attractive tax exempt bond. 

The Board discussed conducting performance evaluations for department heads for the following offices: County Engineer, Public Health Director, Veteran Affairs, Conservation, Emergency Management, Zoning/E911 Addressing/Sanitarian, and County Social Services/CPC/Case Management/General Assistance.  The Board will start the process with each doing individual evaluations for these positions. 

The Board noted a resolution from the City of Charles City regarding refinancing $1.62 million general obligation refunding bonds. 

Future agenda items:  property in Rudd regarding adjacent owner’s interest in purchasing the tax sale certificate, determination of incentives for wind turbines in a resolution, and action on a job description for the Emergency Management Coordinator/County Safety Director. 

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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