Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting
March 18, 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 amend the agenda to include the discussion regarding the Emergency Management Coordinator/Safety Director position and approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried 3-0.
Update on various boards and commissions: Supv Kamm attended a Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center board meeting where they agreed to go from 30 beds to 60 beds and update the 28E agreement. Supv Schwickerath attended a Conservation Board meeting where they talked about putting an adhoc committee together for the Tosanak Recreation Area. Supv Kuhn chaired the Upper Cedar Watershed Management Authority where Larry Weber, Iowa Flood Center representative, explained the process for a $1.5 million grant that the Authority will get to select, according to criteria established by the Center, a Huck 12 flood prevention project somewhere in the 7-county Huck 8 area by May; the next meeting will be in April and the Authority should be eligible for Phase 2 funding of $187,000 once we receive the $1.5 million grant.
Supv Schwickerath provided an update on the changes to the Emergency Management Coordinator job description and a County Safety Director. Wages were discussed for a 40-hour week position. Supv Kuhn will visit with the interim Emergency Management Coordinator regarding calling for an Emergency Management Commission meeting tentatively on March 27 at 6 p.m.
The Board recessed at 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
Supv Kuhn asked Jeff Sherman, Zoning/E911 Addressing/Sanitarian Director, if he would like to go into closed session. Sherman reported that he did not want to go into closed session.
Supv Kuhn provided a letter of confirmation from Norm Klemesrud, County Attorney, that Sherman’s position is considered as an administrative exempt position which would not be eligible for overtime pay or compensatory time. Sherman has a balance of 31.5 hours of compensatory time accumulated per previous direction from the Board of Supervisors that the Board expects him to use by December 31, 2013 and from this point forward to cease accumulating any further compensatory time. Sherman is also expected to resume providing the Board with a record of work performed and hours worked.
The Board discussed proposals of the Zoning/E911 Addressing/Sanitarian Administrator position. Supv Kuhn proposed removing the planning and zoning responsibilities from the position, leaving Sanitarian and E911 Addressing responsibilities with Sherman, and hiring a Zoning Administrator to resolve the issues he has with the current structure. This person could possibly partner with Sherman seasonally on responsibilities if need be. Discussion included funding for the additional costs to hire a full-time Zoning Administrator, vehicle/transportation costs for the additional position, and staff covering the office more. Supv Schwickerath asked the County Engineer if he would consider taking on zoning responsibilities; Supv Kamm said he also visited with the Engineer who told him that he would likely have to hire someone. Supv Kuhn requested any other proposals be brought forward by the next meeting. Supv Kamm commented that he believes the new position needs to have paralegal experience. Supv Kuhn will work on job descriptions for his proposal. At some point the Board of Health should be brought into the discussion.
Future agenda items: 28E agreement from CIJDC when it comes
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