Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

August 19, 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 2-0.

Updates on previous boards/commissions/activities:  Supv Kamm attended a Middle School Repurposing meeting and a landfill meeting where they noted that Mark Walk, attorney for the agency, resigned.  Supv Schwickerath attended a Rudd City Council meeting and a Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center meeting.  Supv Kuhn attended a Lion’s Club meeting in Nashua where he spoke about the Upper Cedar Watershed Management Improvement Authority.

Mark Melrose, Melrose Insurance Agent, provided information on the FY14 insurance policy renewal.  A breakdown reflects approximately an overall increase of 17%.   Workers Compensation costs rose 21% not due to claims but rather statewide adjustment in job classifications.  Property went up 14%.  Melrose will follow up with Doug Schroeder, Conservation Director, on the status of insuring the Tosanak Recreation Area.

The Auditor informed the Board that bids went out last week for the roof replacement project, including removing the east chimney down to the roof deck and not removing the metal housing as it is a roof access from 4th floor.  The Auditor is also getting quotes to replace the courtroom air conditioner which sits on the roof and air exchange unit in the penthouse.  The system was originally installed in the early 1970’s and has recurring maintenance problems over the last two summers. 

The Auditor informed the Board about issues with the north entrance doors.  Central Lock is preparing estimates to replace leaking automatic door units powered by an air compressor with a 110V wired system.  The cost to replace the outside double doors with a single door is also being sought.  The Auditor will follow up with the feasibility of an automatic door sensor-type system rather than a push button system.  Central Lock is also pricing the cost to replace the manual keyed entry on the inside door with the same badge system used in the west door.

The Sheriff’s office is scheduled to get new flooring within the next few weeks.  The Auditor has also scheduled upgrades to electrical wiring in the department to eliminate several places where three-prong adapters, drop cords and temporary plug in strips are used. 

Electricians will also be adding CAT 5 wiring for the Auditor’s office to accommodate a new postage machine and the Treasurer’s office to accommodate a new credit card system and, both requiring internet access.

Future agenda items:  1) the August 27th regular meeting will be held at City Hall in Nora Springs and the agenda will include meeting with the Cerro Gordo Board of Supervisors and drainage engineers to discuss the joint drainage district #6 (Floyd)/#56 (Cerro Gordo); 2) the School Election canvas needs to be held on Friday, September 13; 3) the County Attorney’s request to consider a wage increase for his secretary will be scheduled for the next regular meeting; 4) the Sheriff’s proposal for a new vehicle and transferring a Trail Blazer to the Conservation Dept will be acted on at the next regular meeting.

Kamm/Schwickerath motioned to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried 3-0.


ATTEST:  ________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                           Mark Kuhn, Chair

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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