Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

April 8, 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.

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

Updates on previous boards/commissions/activities since the last meeting:  Supv Schwickerath attended a County Social Services meeting where they approved adding three more counties to the consortium and also attended a Targeted Industry Analysis meeting.  Supv Kamm attended a meeting regarding the disposition of the Winnebago Scout Camp where they discussed some property lines issues to resolve before the sale with the National Heritage Foundation goes through and attended Steve King’s visit to Mitas as well as a tour of the plant.  Supv Kuhn attended the FMC Governance Board meeting where they approved a $4,000 amendment to the contract with the high school for summer mental health services for students, a different meeting at Mitas geared toward farmers, and an Upper Cedar Watershed Management Improvement Authority meeting where they approved the $1.5 million grant process and added Mitchell County and the City of Osage, now reaching 25 members in the authority.  Supv Kuhn and Supv Schwickerath attended an E911 Commission meeting where they approved a committee to look into E911 Next Generation funding and an Emergency Management Commission meeting where they approved the job description and plans to hire a new coordinator.

The Board reviewed a letter from Sheriff Rick Lynch regarding 1968 tornado memorabilia that was found in the office.  He suggested donating it to the Floyd County Museum; the Board thought that was a good idea.

Supv Kuhn provided a draft resolution to spend $5,000 in increments of $500 as incentives for property owners in the unincorporated area of the county to erect small wind turbines in small wind innovation zone areas.  Minor changes were recommended and the Board will act on the resolution at tomorrow’s regular meeting.

Supv Kuhn provided a proposed proclamation to recognize April as Autism Awareness Month with a “Light It Up Blue” campaign, including lighting the Christmas candles with blue lights in the windows of the courthouse.  An anonymous donor has gifted 60 bulbs for the candles for the courthouse windows.

The Board discussed the interview process for the Zoning Administrator/Safety Coordinator/GIS Technician position.  Supv Kuhn suggested the chairs of the Board of Adjustment and the Zoning Commission serve on an interview committee as well as Auditor Carr and he is willing to serve as well.  A list of core questions will be drafted for the interviews.  Carr will coordinate dates for interviews.  Supv Schwickerath shared what is happening with the Emergency Management Coordinator interview process.    

The Auditor provided a draft of a Workers Compensation Return to Work Program Policy approved by the Risk Management Committee for recommendation of the Board to approve.  The Board would like the County Attorney to review before approving. 

The Board noted the receipt of the Floyd County Independent Auditor’s Report, Basic Financial Statements and Supplemental Information, and Schedule of Findings for the period ending June 30, 2012 as provided by Gardiner Thomsen.  The report was reviewed.

The Board noted the fees collected by the Auditor, Recorder and Sheriff for the quarter ending March 31.

The Board noted a letter from Normand Klemesrud, County Attorney, regarding the termination of Lisa Bartz, secretary/paralegal, effective March 26.  Klemesrud is currently advertising for a replacement.  The Board also noted the resignation of Pamela Majewski, Deputy Auditor, effective April 3, and discussed how the Auditor would like to fill the position. 

Future agenda items:    

Kamm/Schwickerath 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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