Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

March 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.

Supv Kuhn announced that former County Treasurer Marva Stratton has passed away and commented that the Board appreciates her commitment and years of service to Floyd County and expresses condolences to the family.  Funeral services will be held tomorrow. 

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

Public comment:  none.

Kamm/Schwickerath moved to approve the March 11, 12 and 18, 2013 minutes.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Schwickerath/Kamm moved to approve the following claims:  County #2544-2665, Secondary Roads #14953-14973, and MH-DD #59643-59646.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Kamm/Schwickerath moved to approve Applications for Recreational Lakes, Forest Covers, Rivers and Streams, River and Stream Banks, and Open Prairies, Property Tax Exemption (Slough Bill) for a total of 2,875.52 acres in Ag, Commercial and Residential properties.  Motion carried 3-0.

Schwickerath/Kamm moved to approve Res #09-13 Appropriate Changes:  Whereas, The Floyd County Board of Supervisors has reviewed departmental budgets; and Whereas, the following departmental budgets are in need of adjustment; and therefore, be it resolved by the Floyd County Board of Supervisor that county departmental budgets appropriations for FY12 be adjusted with the following increases and decreases: Dept 59 Case Management decreased by $5,000 and Dept 60 Mental Health/Developmentally Disabled increase by $5,000, both in Service Area 3.  Motion carried 3-0. 

The Board discussed proposals for the Zoning/E911 Addressing/Sanitarian duties.  Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, reported that he does not think it would be feasible to move Zoning to the Engineer’s office.  Supv Kuhn requested to amend his proposal from yesterday to remove the Safety Coordinator duties combined with the Emergency Management Coordinator duties and combine the Safety Coordinator duties with the Zoning Administrator/GIS Technician duties.  A spreadsheet showing how to fund the positions which is estimated to be at a reduced cost of what was in the overall budgets was reviewed.  Supv Kamm proposed to hire a full time Emergency Management Coordinator and to hire a full time paralegal to work part time for Zoning Dept and part time for the County Attorney’s office working out of the Zoning office and not consider additional GIS Technician or Safety Coordinator duties.  Norm Klemesrud, County Attorney, presented information on how the paralegal trained person could fill the duties of Zoning and estimated the cost of a good paralegal at $20/hour.  Schwickerath/Kuhn moved to approve the Zoning Administrator/Safety Coordinator/GIS Technician job description and hire for the position based on an annual wage of $28-32,000 and to recommend the proposed Emergency Management Coordinator job description to the Emergency Management Commission for them to build their position around just Emergency Management with other duties as assigned and make a recommendation to the Board of Health to adopt the job description for Environmental Health/E911 Addressing with other duties assigned.  Motion carried 2-1 with Supv Kamm opposing. 

Kamm/Schwickerath moved to approve an Underground Permit for Mediacom of Iowa, LLC in the city of Floyd under the jurisdiction of the County Engineer.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Schwickerath/Kamm moved to approve the 2014 Iowa Department of Transportation Secondary Road budget and the 2014 Iowa Department of Transportation Secondary Roads 5-year Construction Program.  Motion carried 3-0.

Kamm/Schwickerath moved to approve Res #10-13:  Whereas, it has been called to the attention of the Board of Supervisors of Floyd County, Iowa, the necessity of imposing restrictions as to the weight of vehicles to be operated upon certain highways in Floyd County to prevent serious damage due to climatic conditions.  Whereas, the Board of Supervisors believes it to be in the best interest of the public to erect and maintain load limit signs on designated highways.  Now, therefore be it resolved by the Floyd County, Iowa, Board of Supervisors, that pursuant to Section 321.471 of the Iowa Code, that it is hereby determined that the following highway shall be designated as having a load limit of five (5) ton each axle (gross) on all vehicles and that the County Engineer is hereby directed to erect and maintain 5 ton per axle gross limit signs on the following highway and that this embargo will take effect when appropriate signs are erected and will remain in effect until said signs are removed by the County Engineer: 1.  Starting at the south edge of the right of way line of the Avenue of the Saints (Quarry Rd./T44) near the center of Sec. 21, T96N, R16W south approximately 8,048 feet south to a point 3,225 feet north of the center of Sec. 33, T96N, R16W.  2.  River Rd. starting at the intersection of Quarry Rd. and 150th St. northwest to River Rd. and 130th St.  Motion carried 3-0. 

County Engineer Report:  Rolando’s timesheet and foreman’s minutes were provided.  An update on snow removal and condition of roads as frost comes out were discussed.  The bids for the Draeger bridge came in at $47,000.  The Board would like to discuss plans to use the remaining $500,000 from the bond proceeds at a future meeting.  Bids for the sign truck will be acted on at the April 23rd meeting.  The Rockford bridge is scheduled to be closed April 1.  Preconstruction meetings for various projects are coming up.  Rock resurface letting will likely be sometime in April. 

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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