Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

June 10, 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 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:  Supv Schwickerath attended the Dept Head meeting where the proposal with HR Business Partners was discussed, a GIS needs analysis meeting, and the local emergency planning committee workshop.  Supv Kuhn provided information regarding a proposed timeline for the HR Business Partners analysis. 

The Board discussed a resolution for extensions for several enterprise zone areas.  A proposed resolution drafted by Tim Fox, Charles City Economic Development Executive Director, shows several zones expiring on July 17, 2013.  The Board also discussed the Economic Development Assistance Contract by Cambrex Charles City, Inc., Floyd County and the Iowa Economic Development Authority, Contract #13-DF/TC-008.  The agreement includes a 90% property tax exemption over nine years based on the enterprise zone criteria as a match to the company’s, SW Bypass TIF, and IEDA’s funding sources.  Previous to today’s meeting, Supv Kuhn, Tom Brownlow, Charles City City Administrator, the Auditor, and John Danos, Dorsey and Whitney attorney, participated in a conference call regarding requirements for government entities for enterprise zone, urban renewal and TIF area projects.  Supv Kuhn would like to continue discussions between Danos, the county and city to evaluate current enterprise zone criteria, commercial property tax reform, enterprise zone extensions, and future projects.

Frank Rottinghaus and Bruce Hovden, representatives of the County Website committee, a sub-committee of the IT Committee, provided information on companies who have submitted proposals for redoing the county website.  Before proceeding, they would like assurances of a financial commitment from the Board before proceeding with other vendors.  The Board would like the committee to continue pursuing vendors for website options. 

Supv Kuhn announced that Daniel Dana has withdrawn his acceptance of the Zoning Administrator/Safety Coordinator position due to being offered another position elsewhere.  Supv Kuhn recommended offering the position to another candidate. 

The Auditor and the Board discussed the status of several drainage districts.  The Secondary Roads Department has done repairs to DD #3, #7, #9 and #36 causing a need for assessment.  There may also be a need to void certain warrants due to one being billed to DD #2 but was actually SR repair work near the district and other warrants to allow for smaller warrants to be issued on drains that were previously assessed but some owners have spread the assessment over 10 years causing the full warrant not eligible for redemption.  The Board will act on assessments at tomorrow’s regular meeting and on voiding warrants at the June 25 meeting.

The Board discussed appointments to the Civil Service Commission, Conservation Board, and Veteran Affairs Commission, all with terms ending June 30, 2013. 

Future agenda items:  Supv Kuhn is meeting with the DNR and Summit Pork I, LLC at the site of the construction permit application; the public hearing is scheduled for tomorrow.

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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