Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

October 7, 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.

Updates on previous boards/commissions/activities:  Supv Schwickerath attended a County Social Services meeting where they discussed budgets and healthcare reform, a Business Improvement meeting and a Community Visioning meeting which was very well attended by community members.  Supv Kuhn attended a Second Judicial District Department of Correctional Services meeting where they met the new director.

Dan Elthon, Circle K Electronics, and Heidi Nielsen, Charles City Housing Authority Director, presented information regarding establishing a point to point wireless data system and video transport to both the Charles City Police Station and the Charles City Housing office.  Elthon proposes putting a radio atop the courthouse, possibly attached to the penthouse, to overcome any obstructions from wireless directions (hop points) between the City Hall and Clark Street housing (Morning Side).  The project may include some additional wiring.  The Board discussed the proposed estimate to run the equipment and whether or not the county should be reimbursed.  The Auditor will visit with the County Attorney to see if there should be an agreement for the use of the courthouse for the equipment and liability coverage holding the county harmless of damages caused by the equipment.   

Deb Johnson, Colwell Mayor, requested abatement of outstanding property taxes in Colwell, Lots 1-2 Block 1, parcel #080235600100.  Frank Rottinghaus, County Treasurer, provided the total amount to be abated and requested the Board’s motion include a cancellation of tax sale certificate #2013-13149.  The Board will act on this at tomorrow’s regular board meeting.

Laurie Simpson, Zoning Director/Safety Coordinator, and the County Auditor reviewed accomplishments and future plans for the Risk Management Committee.  In addition to a handout, discussion included work on a training matrix, the recent installation of an evacuation chair, a proposed evacuation plan for the courthouse, and upcoming management review of insurance costs/claims. 

The Board discussed a recent upcoming courthouse projects including the north door and roof replacement.  The Auditor reported that there was a leak on Friday evening in the jail office.

The Auditor informed the Board of an upcoming publication regarding the 2013 Equalization Notice.  The Assessor was successful in reducing the state’s original percent adjustment of 18% to 15% on Commercial Realty. 

The Board noted the FY13 Certification of County Conservation Purposes Support By County Property Taxes.  The report reflects a $0.66171 levy per thousand for County Conservation Purpose Support, up from the past three year average of $0.352, due to the one-time cost of the installation of the solar and wind equipment.   

The Board noted the FY13 Second Judicial District Department of Correctional Services Annual Report.

The Board noted fees collected from the Clerk of Court for the month of September and the quarterly fees collected by the Auditor, Recorder and Treasurer. 

The Board noted the resignation of a Deputy Sheriff Dan Assink effective September 30, 2013.

Future agenda items:  nothing discussed

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


ATTEST:  ________________________________________            _________________________________

           Gloria A. Carr                                                      Mark Kuhn, Chair

           Floyd County Auditor                                        Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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