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
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
Future agenda items:
SW Bypass TIF information and the NIACOG/Beaver Creek Watershed
Schwickerath/Kamm motioned to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 3-0.
ATTEST: ________________________________________ _________________________________
Gloria A. Carr Mark
Floyd County Auditor Floyd
County Board of Supervisors