Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

October 8, 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, and Supv Schwickerath; Absent:  Supv Kamm

Schwickerath/Kuhn moved to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 2-0.

Public comment:  None.

               Schwickerath/Kuhn moved to approve the September 24, 2013 minutes as presented.  Motion carried 2-0.

Schwickerath/Kuhn moved to approve the following claims:  County #973-1128 and Secondary Roads 15418-15442.  Motion carried 2-0.

Schwickerath/Kuhn moved to abate all tax, interest and penalty in the amount of $4,179 on parcel #080235600100 and cancel the tax sale certificate #2013-13149 at the request of the City of Colwell.   Motion carried 2-0.

Kuhn/Schwickerath moved to abate all taxes, interest and penalties on a mobile home taxed as Building on Land Owned by Another, Parcel #051420001000, for affected tax receipt #2013/2014 02684 01 for the amount levied of $352.  Motion carried 2-0.

Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, informed the Board that he sent bid notices to seven tiling companies for the Drainage District #1 project but no bids were received.  Rolando’s staff surveyed the area and put specs together to include work from a tile outlet to some cross sections with approximately 450 feet of channel excavation/10 foot bottom/240 cubic yards of material and a tile exploration spot for a 26’ culvert.  Discussion included rebidding for work next summer as the deadline of this project may have been too aggressive or contractors may have been too busy.  Larry and Vicky Sonne attended the meeting and mentioned two contractors resisted bidding and questioned if they could hire someone to get the work done.  The Auditor will check on legalities of having Sonne’s hire a tiling company to do work within the district and other work that they have outside of the district and then bill the drainage district for the portion within the district.  Sonne’s will be advised on how to proceed after response from drainage district experts.

Schwickerath/Kuhn moved to approve the underground application from Windstream Communications regarding placing cables on 250th St from Jersey across to Lancer and some down Kirkwood Ave. Motion carried 2-0.

Engineer’s report:  Rolando’s timesheet and foreman’s minutes were provided.  With the Friday night storm, some roads were washed out.  Crews are blading washed out areas.  The Secondary Roads bridge crew set substructure on the 260th St bridge, east of 218, and PCI set double Ts; crews still have some grading and rip rap work to do.  Patching on Underwood Ave is done.  Rognes Bros is working on the 200th St project by Draeger’s and should be wrapped up in a couple of weeks.  Traxler is working on 218 longitudinal sub-drain project and should be done next week.  Rolando is working on pricing for work on the road near the ethanol plant.  The sign truck had to be sent back for some additional work.  Holly Ave bridge plans are due later in October with letting in early 2014; Rolando is meeting with landowners on right of way.  Rolando is working on FEMA paperwork.  Wood drifted from high waters and stuck under the Gates Bridge; it is causing no structural problem with the bridge but not sure how to remove it.  Rolando has been asked by the consulting firm working with the removal of the Rockford dam to help with advertising and bidding processes. 

At 9:35 a.m. a public hearing regarding an application from Balsam Coop, c/o Dan Koenigs, for a new 600 head shallow pit swine confinement building at an existing swine confinement facility located in section 5, Scott Township.  The Auditor received one telephone call inquiry about the project but left no objections.  Bill Crawford, PCM representative, introduced himself as a working with Balsam Coop.  Jeff Sherman, Environmental Health Administrator, visited the site with a DNR representative and reported that one concern about previous scoring regarding a waterway was addressed but was found to not be a waterway because there was no defined bank or bottom.  Crawford explained the progression of swine operation over the years and stated that the animal capacity of the operation after the expansion will be 2,100 animal units including 2,015 gestating swine, 520 farrowing swine, 965 swine gilts and boards and 7,000 nursery swine and the progression of swine operations over the years.  Schwickerath/Kuhn moved to close the hearing at 9:40 a.m.  Motion carried 2-0.  Schwickerath/Kuhn moved to approve the master matrix scoring as presented by Balsam Coop and send a letter to the DNR with a recommendation to approve the application.  Motion carried 2-0.

Schwickerath/Kuhn motioned to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried 2-0.


ATTEST:  ________________________________________            _________________________________

           Gloria A. Carr                                                      Mark A. Kuhn, Chair

           Floyd County Auditor                                        Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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