Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting
May 14, 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.
Public comment: none.
Kamm/Schwickerath moved to approve the April 23, 24 and May 6, 2013 minutes. Motion carried 3-0.
Kamm/Schwickerath moved to approve the following claims: County #2962-3174 with the exception of reducing claim #2994 by $20 to attend a special event boat cruise and not approve claim #3031 for an ICIT conference, Secondary Roads #15044-15105, and MH-DD #59665-59672. Motion carried 3-0.
Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve Res #15-13 A Resolution Approving Iowa County Attorney’s Case Management Project 28E Agreement, Whereas, the Floyd County Attorney, Normand Klemesrud, desires approval of the Iowa County Attorney’s Case Management Project 28E Agreement between Thomson Elite, the Iowa County Attorney’s Case Management Project, and participating affiliate counties, including Floyd County, Iowa, to purchase and implement software for case management; Whereas, it is in the best interests of the citizens of Floyd County that the Floyd County Attorney’s Office join in this project with other participating Iowa counties in order to develop and make available a case management program which is more uniformly accepted, compatible, and able to integrate with other local and state criminal justice agencies and the courts, and is adapted to the special needs and requirements of Iowa’s county attorneys; Whereas, it is further in the best interests of the citizens of Floyd County to join in this project with other participating Iowa counties at this time; Therefore, be it resolved by the Board of Supervisors of Floyd County that the Iowa County Attorney’s Case Management Project 28E Agreement is hereby approved and adopted and the Floyd County Attorney is hereby authorized to sign any further
Agreements or documents to implement such Agreement on behalf of Floyd County, Iowa and the County Attorney is authorized to acquire software and contract for use of the Project’s SQL server. Motion carried 3-0.
Schwickerath/Kamm moved to approve the FY14 Community Partnership for Protecting Children (CPPC) contract as amended with $25,000 in grant funds and the county to continue as fiscal agent. Motion carried 3-0.
Schwickerath/Kamm moved to approve Res #14-13, A Resolution to Join 28E Intergovernmental Agreement for Mental Health & Disability Service Network Called County Social Services, Whereas Code of Iowa, 2011, Chapter 28E and Chapter 331, Section 331.438(C) the counties comprising a mental health and disability services region shall enter into an agreement under chapter 28E to form a regional administrator under the control of a governing board to function on behalf of those counties; Whereas a consortium of counties will provide greater equity of mental health & disability (MH/D) services in the region; Whereas a consortium of counties will provide greater equity of funding services in the region; Whereas a consortium of counties will provide more flexible administration that will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of plan administration with limited resources; Therefore, be it resolved by the Floyd County Board of Supervisors to join the County Social Services consortium by transferring Mental Health & Disability Services fund balance and the current MH/D Property Tax dollars to the County Social Services in exchange for equitable Mental Health & Disability Services coverage for residents of Floyd County. Motion carried 3-0.
Kamm/Schwickerath moved to approve a letter of support for the Floyd County, Chickasaw County and City of Colwell HUC 12 application for an Iowa Energy Center Flood Grant. Motion carried 3-0.
Supv Kuhn proposed appointing a committee to do a needs assessment with department heads to determine if there is a need for another GIS technician and moving forward with hiring a Zoning Administrator/Safety Coordinator with a starting salary range from $28-32,000. Dean Tjaden, Zoning Commissioner, questioned the need and cost associated with hiring a new administrator rather than replacing the assistant position. Supv Kuhn referenced the ruling on the ADM lawsuit and a need to start over with an administrator. Schwickerath/Kamm moved to advertise for a Zoning Administrator/Safety Coordinator, eliminating the GIS Technician responsibilities from the job description with a deadline of application due May 24. Motion carried 3-0.
Schwickerath/Kuhn moved to appoint Doug Kamm to the Middle School Repurposing Committee. Motion carried 3-0.
Kuhn/Schwickerath moved to approve the Adopt-A-Highway extension for Charles City Elks #418 for a two mile stretch on Underwood Ave from May 1 through April 30, 2013. Motion carried 3-0.
Schwickerath/Kamm moved to approve an IDOT Federal-Aid Agreement for County Highway Bridge Program Project, BROS-CO34--8J-34 on Holly Ave over Flood Creek. Motion carried 3-0.
Kamm/Schwickerath moved to approve an application to bury fiber optic cable line for Butler, Bremer Communications on 290th St in the SE corner of Floyd County. Motion carried 3-0.
Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, and the Board discussed road projects for the remaining bond proceeds from the TIF projects. Rolando recommended a stretch of road on Dancer Ave.
County Engineer’s report: Roads are in good condition with most problems being pot holes now. For the May 2-3 snow storm, motor graders ran on hard surface roads and kept blades raised some to not take rock off of gravel roads. Research is being done on Drainage District #1 and tile work was done on DD #13. Five people are being considered for summer help. Rolando and the Board discussed the status of Cameo Rd, which Rolando clarified that it is Class A road but never brought up to the standards of a Class A road. Discussion included that there have been issues with four wheelers, two foot high ruts, a plugged tile, and signage. Rolando will proceed with changing the classification of the road. The Board discussed a beaver dam issue near Rockford; the issue is a civil rather than county issue. A bicycle group was successful with a grant to put up more “Share the Road” signs that the department will erect. A letter from Tim Fox regarding the SW Bypass TIF will be discussed at a later time. Rolando brought up two issues, one regarding a sink hole and one regarding a fence on Echo Ave that was in the right-of-way. Rolando is willing to serve on a committee to evaluate a needs assessment for a GIS work and has already made contacts with several counties.
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