Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

June 17, 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. 

Update on various boards and commissions:  Supv Kamm attended a Conservation meeting where they approved an area to be used for hunting on the Tosanak property; this will allow the department to apply for a larger range of grants.  Supv Schwickerath attended Business Improvement meeting where they were working on some interviews with three different groups of citizens and a Revitalization meeting where they are working on the façade program.   

Tim Fox, Charles City Area Development Corp Executive Director, and the Board discussed extensions for enterprise zone areas, the impact of property tax reform, and enterprise zone criteria.  Fox stated that the exemption policy is set by the Board of Supervisors by resolution and all applicants have to be offered the same schedule.  Fox also stated that the prevailing wage in the enterprise zone criteria changes July 1 and that generally enterprise awards are based on a 20% match but the match may vary, for example local cash matches or property tax exemptions.  The Auditor is setting up a conference call with John Danos, Dorsey & Whitney attorney, and representatives from the county and city to discuss enterprise zone, urban renewal, and TIF areas. 

The Board discussed appointments to various boards/commissions including persons interested in serving on Veteran Affairs Commission, Conservation Board, and Civil Service Commission.  Supv Kuhn will visit with Mayor Erb about the process for appointing a rural member to the Charles City Library Board of Trustees.  Supv Kuhn also suggested that the Board appoint an alternate to the FMC Governance Board. 

The Board noted the receipt of the County’s Standard and Poor’s rating of AA-. 

Future agenda items:  annual cash count, year-end resolutions, courthouse projects, and HR Business Partners assessment.

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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