Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

September 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.

Kamm/Schwickerath moved to amend the agenda to include review/action regarding the county website proposal.  Motion carried 3-0.  Schwickerath/Kamm moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 3-0.

Public comment:  None.

                Kamm/Schwickerath moved to approve the August 26 and 27, 2013 minutes.  Motion carried 3-0.

Schwickerath/Kamm moved to approve the following claims:  County #660-810, Secondary Roads 15350-15384 and Drains #31-33.  Motion carried 3-0.

Kamm/Schwickerath moved to approve the county sponsoring a Floyd County Community Foundation grant for $9,457.41 for the FY14 furnace replacement program.  Motion carried 3-0.

Kim Witcraft and Mary Cross, AMR Ambulance representatives, demonstrated their Stryker evacuation chair.  Discussion included differences in chairs, evacuation procedures, chair location, training, and grant funding through the Public Health Department.  Schwickerath/Kamm moved to authorize up to $3,000 for the purchase for a Stryker evacuation chair and accessories to mount the chair on the wall as needed.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Supv Kuhn provided information regarding Phase II of the Iowa Department of Economic Development CDBG project.  Floyd County will act as the fiscal agent of the Upper Cedar Watershed Management Improvement Authority and lead sponsor for this project and applications to date.  The project involves MSA as the lead engineering firm, the Iowa Soybean Association which has been involved with environmental reviews and is the key link to the producers and landowner to implement changes to improve water quality and reduce water quantity in effort to reduce the likeliness of flooding in the area, and Susan Judkins-Josten who has been working with the facilitation of meetings for authority since its inception and pulling agencies together.  The $185,918.36 grant provides for slightly over one third of the budget to facilitate local participation. A stakeholders/steering committee will be established to work on developing the plan, goals and policies.  At some point the county will need to amend the county budget to fund the project with the county being reimbursed for expenses.  Schwickerath/Kamm moved to accept the proposal from MSA Professional Services for the Upper Cedar Watershed Management Plan for phase II CDBG funding.  Motion carried 3-0.

Kamm/Schwickerath moved to appoint the chair of the Board of Supervisors to the Risk Management Committee.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Kamm/Schwickerath moved to contract PJ Greufe & Associates for human resource consulting services at $1,500 per month which can be discontinued at any time.  Motion carried 3-0.

Two bids, one from Mid-West Roofing and one from Service Roofing Company, and one letter declining to bid were received for the courthouse roof replacement project.   Kamm/Schwickerath moved to approve the bid from Mid-West Roofing Company for $59,680.00 for the courthouse roofing project.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Two bids, one from Mills, Inc and one from Mick Gage Plumbing, were received regarding replacing the courtroom air conditioning system.  Schwickerath/Kamm moved to approve the bid of $8,500 from Mills, Inc. for the replacement air conditioning system for the courtroom.  Motion carried 3-0.  The intentions are for the A/C to be installed in coordination with the roof project which would reduce the cost of the crane. 

Schwickerath/Kamm moved to canvass for the School Election for September 13 at 1 p.m. in the Board Room.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Schwickerath/Kuhn moved to table action regarding the Vision Internet website proposal.  Motion carried 2-1, with Supv Kamm opposing.  The Board will look at the compiled proposals and determine a budget amount for consideration.

The Board reviewed a bill from Schafer Bros Tiling for work in Drainage District #1.  Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, provided additional information about repairs on Sandy Sonne’s property as well as outside of the district.  Schwickerath/Kamm moved to assess Drainage District #1 property owners for $14,000 with a 5% interest rates and offer a 10-year spread on qualifying assessments.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, provided the Iowa Dept of Transportation Official Report of County Highway Engineer for FY13 and summarized the report for the Board. 

Rolando and John Ryner, DD #26 property owner, informed the Board of a tile problem in DD #26 on Ryner’s and Muff’s property.  DD #1 and DD #26 will be brought up as official agenda items at a future meeting.  Both tiles may need some exploratory work conducted to determine where the tiles are plugged or settled.  The Board may need to order a tiling business to do work.   A drain issue on Kirk Messier’s property and letters from Larry Muff were discussed. 

Engineer’s report:  Rolando provided his time sheet and foreman’s minutes.  Diamond has provided a skid loader for Secondary Roads to test.  Patching on Underwood Ave east of town is open.  Bridge crews are working on 260th which the county is doing substructure work.  Work on rail road crossing on 224th should start next week.  Crews have been closing roads for other crossings as well.  The sign truck should be done by the end of the month.  Many roads are wash-boarding; we need rain. 

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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