Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

December 2, 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.

Schwickerath/Kamm moved to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 3-0.

Updates on previous boards/commissions/activities:  Supv Schwickerath attended a County Social Services meeting where they approved adding another county to the consortium.  Supv Kuhn attended a Fair Board meeting where they talked about their non-profit status.  Supvs Kuhn and Schwickerath attended the Army Corp of Engineer’s meeting on the Upper Cedar Watershed Management Improvement Authority to discuss a request to join together which will be discussed at the next authority meeting.   

Michael Morlan, Emergency Management Coordinator, reviewed Ordinance #7, known as the Hazardous Material ordinance and discussed whether it needed to be updated.  Samples from other county ordinances are available and vary from annually approving a fee schedule and one county responding that there was no need to have an ordinance because it is covered in the Iowa Code.  Morlan will review the plan and make a recommendation for changes at a future meeting.

Mick Tagesen, Elderbridge Agency on Aging Executive Director, presented the annual report for FY13, reviewed services, and requested $11,620.80 for FY15 funding. 

Mark Melrose, Melrose Insurance agent, presented two self-funded proposals for dental coverage.  Melrose recommends MetLife with a cap in rates for the following year. 

The Auditor reviewed the quote for a new ISeries server, replacing the current AS400, a rack system, and changing the backup system from tape drives to a “Cloud” based backup, totaling $30,493.03, not including a on-console to switch ports as it is not needed at this time.  This item was budgeted for FY14.  The Auditor also updated the Board on the fiber system which at this time, because of HIPAA, we are not able to connect Public Health/Home Health Care and/or CPC/Case Management.

The Board discussed the 2014 County Holiday Schedule.  The State’s schedule was approved.  The Board is considering identifying certain holidays in the rewrite of the employee handbook rather than approving the days each year by Board action.  Supv Kuhn will discuss this at tomorrow’s department head meeting.

The Board noted the hiring of Cathy Sveum, Public Health/Home Health Care Aide, starting November 22 at $9 per hour.  The Board noted resignation of Roxanne Gray, PH/HHC Aide. 

The Board noted the wage increase from $12.50 to $13.27 per hour for Amanda Wegner, Auditor’s Clerk I, effective November 25, following a six month probationary period.

Future agenda items:  courthouse projects, performance evaluations, and budget amendment.

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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