The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:Chairman Staudt, Supv. Enabnit, and Supv. Dunkel.
Enabnit/Dunkel moved to amend the agenda to include continuing with the budget review process after the meeting.Motion carried 3-0.Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the agenda as amended.Motion carried 3-0.
Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve Dec 27, 2005 and Jan 3, 2006 minutes.Motion carried 3-0.
Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve the following claims:County #2213-2382, Secondary Roads #17950-17974, MH-DD #56412-56417, Drains #1.Motion carried 3-0.
Pat Zwanziger, Public Health/Home Health care Administrator, presented the Public Health annual report for FY2005 and Home Health Care Agency annual report for FY2005.The Board noted the receipt of these reports.Zwanziger also presented staff and space concerns in the office.
Dunkel/Enabnit moved to raise the well closing grant to $200 per well effective for any wells closed after January 1, 2006.Motion carried 3-0.
The Board noted the resignation of Wendell “Mike” Milligan effective March 31, 2006.Supv. Dunkel stated that Milligan should contact Barb Quam, Health Board, to discuss how to handle the cooperative process with the Board of Supervisors to fulfill Milligan’s duties of Sanitarian, Planning/Zoning, and Health Board.Milligan will work up a newspaper ad for approval and publication and contact the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Enabnit/Dunkel motioned to direct the Auditor to bill the departments/funds for the $50,000 money paid from the General Fund to the Health Care Fund.Motion carried 3-0.
Chairman Staudt opened the meeting to the public for comment regarding the Tri-County application for a confinement operation.Approximately ten concerned citizens introduced themselves and voiced concerns regarding well issues and aquifer contamination and questioned the scoring of the matrix.
Dunkel/Enabnit motioned to send the matrix to the DNR with a letter signed by all three Supervisors stating that the Supervisors oppose of the construction based on the following information: there are between 25,000 and 30,000 head of hog in the area which they believe is considered a saturation point, water draw out of a fragile aquifer and the Supervisors also have a problem with out of county ownership and neighbors already having their share of odor. Motion carried 3-0. The Auditor is to include the citizen’s letters to the DNR with the matrix and letter.
Dusten Rolando, CountyEngineer presented information regarding purchasing right-of-way, when needed for secondary road projects.Dunkel/Enabnit motioned to set the factor at 4.75 for 2005 land values and leave the rates for fence removal, fence replacement and trees the same.Motion carried 3-0.
Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the RISE Grant Project Agreement with the DOT and have the chairman sign.Motion carried 3-0.
Chairman Staudt signed Certificate of Appreciation for the Adopt-A-Highway program.
The Board discussed the CountyEngineer’s salary as compared to other counties, drainage for Nixt, the Floyd railroad crossing, holding off with Hwy 147 roadwork, and secondary roads activities.
Enabnit/Dunkel motion to adjourn.Motion carried 3-0.