Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

November 25, 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 approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 3-0.

Updates on previous boards/commissions/activities:  Supv Kamm attended a Middle School Repurpose, Chamber, Joint Entity, and FMC Landfill meetings. Supv Schwickerath attended the Compensation Board and a Business Improvement meeting.  Supv Kuhn attended the FMC Early Childhood Iowa meeting.  Supv Schwickerath and Kamm attended the SW Bypass TIF meeting.   Supv Schwickerath and Kuhn attended an Evacuation Chair training; Supv Schwickerath thanked Kim Witcraft and Mary Cross for putting on the training.  All three attended the Employee Handbook Review meeting.  Supv Kuhn mentioned there is a meeting with the Army Corp of Engineers and Watershed Management Executive Board to discuss entering the Corps Iowa interagency team.

Appointments to various boards/commissions were discussed.  Representatives of the Hospital Commission and Board of Health are interested in being reappointed.  Supv Schwickerath will visit with the Board of Adjustment rep.  Supv Schwickerath will visit with the Zoning Commission rep.  Supv Kamm and Kuhn will get applications to individuals who may be interested in serving as Drainage District Commissioners for DD #9 and #12.  The County’s representative to the NIACOG Board will be appointed at a future date as well.  The Assessor will take care of appointments to the Board of Review. 

Harry White, Mayor of Rockford, was present to discuss the City’s request to abate four years of taxes totaling $1,869.  Frank Rottinghaus, County Treasurer, commented that a tax sale deed to Come Monday LLC several years ago but they did not pay the taxes so another tax sale certificate was issued at a later date and the city acquired the property with delinquent taxes liability on record.  Tim Fox, Area Development Corporation was involved with securing a derelict building grant for financial assistance in demolishing the building.  White said the city hopes for a developer to have interest in the property or it would be utilized as green space.  The Board will act on this at tomorrow’s meeting. 

The Board discussed use of public funds for situations where the county allowed payment of meals or refreshments at meetings with attending employees or volunteers and supplies such as napkins, plates, coffee, etc, in offices.  Sample resolutions and a policy statement were reviewed.  Supv Kuhn and the Auditor will continue to research information from other counties and an attorney general’s opinion, and involve department heads in discussion on what constitutes a public purpose and report back to the full board.

The Auditor provided a follow up on the cost to have EBS administer COBRA services.  The cost is $1.50 per employee per month regardless if the employee has exercised COBRA rights upon termination, plus the 2% administration fee.  The Auditor will continue to administer COBRA for the County.

The Board noted the receipt of the North Iowa Area Council of Governments Independent Auditor’s Reports for the period ending June 30, 2013 and noted that they were also written up for a questionable public purpose expense.

Future agenda items:  SW Bypass TIF information and the NIACOG/Beaver Creek Watershed contract.

Schwickerath/Kamm 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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