Floyd County Board
of Supervisors Meeting
December 24, 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 moved to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 3-0.
Public comment: none
Schwickerath/Kamm moved to approve the December 10 and 16 minutes as
presented. Motion carried 3-0.
Schwickerath moved to approve to transfer an
appropriation of $50,000 from the General Supplemental Fund to the Emergency
Management Fund. Motion carried 3-0.
Kamm/Schwickerath moved to
approve the following claims: County #1853-2002,
Secondary Roads #15591-15622 and Drain #48-49.
Motion carried 3-0.
Updates on Board/Commissions: Supv Schwickerath attended the Compensation
Board meeting regarding recommendations for the FY15 elected officials salaries.
Chris Diggins, NIACOG representative, inquired on direction
on who to work with for agenda items, dates and timelines for NIACOG’s
representation to administer the CDBG grant for the Upper Cedar Watershed
Management Improvement Authority. NIACOG
is currently working on procuring engineering services and provided a list of
firms for solicitations. Diggins was
directed to contact the chair of the Board of Supervisors and copy the Auditor
and Laurie Simpson, Zoning/Safety Coordinator.
Kamm/Schwickerath moved to approve to assign a tax
sale certificate held by Floyd County, Certificate #2010-10166 for parcel
#091045100300 to Robert Havranek with Havranek paying all costs associated with
the certificate including a $100 processing fee, any back taxes on the
property, and any other notice or administrative fees that the County may
include. Motion carried 3-0.
Schwickerath/Kamm moved to void the following claim
disbursements/unredeemed warrants: General
Fund/FY08: #54306-J Hammond-$65.04, 2007-2008-#57564-K VanderLee-$150, #57974-C
Begemann-$73.88, #58111-W Fenholt-$150, FY09: #2913-S Nelson-$111.04, #7112-H
Anderson-$41.20, FY10: #15070-R Gray-$41.20, #15695-J Gohr-$1.20, FY11:
#16411-Kmart Pharmacy-$66.65, #22562-M Buehler-$34.44, #22614-Hometown Inn-$150,
FY12: #23875-Next Generation Technologies-$788.13, #25762-Next Generation
Technologies-$683.90, #28079-A Ruzicka-$15.48, FY13: #1884-FC Organizational
Products LLC-$21.92, #2535-Newbauer Laundry-$45.92; General Supplemental
Fund/FY10: #13124-R Williams-$30.80,
FY12: #30591-David P. Weikart Center-$215, FY13: #2908-J Anderson-$143.38;
Mental Health/Development Disability/FY08: #56603-Target Pharmacy-$94.99, FY10:
#12109-Floyd Co Transit-$12, FY11: #16411-Kmart Pharmacy-$138.83; Rural Basic
Fund/FY13: #574-A Sullivan-$56.61; Sheriff Reserve Fund/FY08: #60455-D Carr-$1,
FY09: #7546-D Reams-$1, FY13: #6879-P Parcher-$1; Secondary Road
Fund/FY13: #4733-BP-$1,000; FMC Decat
Project Fund/FY09: #431-City of Charles City-$100, FY13: #6796-Chickasaw
Pioneer-$50; Employee Health Plan Trust/FY13: #6199-B Hejna-$1. Motion carried 3-0.
The Board noted the receipt of a letter from the Floyd
County Medical Center stating that the hospital will not seek any county tax
subsidies for the FY15 tax year. The
letter also references several disturbing items that will have a substantial
impact on the hospital including a reduction in payment with the federal
sequestration and changes to all critical access hospitals that may result in
potentially $4.7 million less in revenue.
Appointments to the Board of Adjustments for a term
starting 1/1/2014 and a vacancy on the Civil Service Commission were
Kamm/Schwickerath moved to approve three property
acquisition right of way contracts for the Holly Ave bridge project: Velda DeBuhr for $373.22 for 0.05 acres,
Craig and Dorothy Wood for $1,651.88 for 0.26 acres, and Morris and Leona
Parcher for $1,304.40 for .24 acres. Motion
At 9:30 a.m. the public hearing regarding letting
sealed bids for the Rockford Dam Demolition/Removal project. The Auditor reported there were no written or
oral comments received prior to the hearing in support of or against the
project. No attendees at the hearing
made comment about the project. Kamm/Schwickerath
moved to close the hearing at 9:32 a.m.
Motion carried 3-0. Four bids for
the project were received: 1) Beemer
Companies-Base Bid - $164,999, Alternate 1-Right Embankment Grading - $71,869,
Alternate 2-Fill and Regrade the Downstream Slope of the Right Embankment -
$25,546, Alternate 3-Seeding Right Bank - $1,430, Alternate 4-Planting Plugs on
Right Bank - $18,190; 2) McKiness Excavating Inc – Base-$190,205, Alt
1-$59,820, Alt 2-$27,367, Alt 3-$1,320, Alt 4-$13,950; 3) Peterson Contractors,
Inc – Base-$239,430, Alt 1-$36,999, Alt 2-$19,129, Alt 3-$770, Alt 4-$14,850,
4) Tschiggfrie Excavating Company – Base-$863,843.95, Alt 1-$233,410.15, Alt
3-$12,056, Alt 4-$97,407. Kamm/Schwickerath
moved to accept the low bid from Beemer Companies with a base bid of $164,999,
pending funding the remaining $41,000 of unmet funds and authorize the chair to
sign documents if all components of funding can be met. Motion carried 3-0.
Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, provided foreman’s
minutes and his timesheet. Crews have
been plowing and sanding almost every day last week. Day labor projects are in the works. The Engineer’s assistance for the Nora
Springs culvert project is pretty much wrapped up; the consulting firm
recommended a load limit on the road. Rolando
is looking at doing some bridge approaches on B60 and rock letting with the
remaining $270,278 of UR/TIF bond proceeds.
Staff continue with design work.
Applications for a mechanic and an equipment operator position were due
Supv Kuhn expects the December 30 meeting to be solely
discussion on board appointments and the next chair and vice chair. On January 2 Kuhn suggested having discussion
regarding meeting the unmet funding for the Rockford dam removal project.
Schwickerath/Kamm motioned to adjourn the
meeting. Motion carried 3-0.
ATTEST: ________________________________________ _________________________________
Gloria A. Carr Mark
A. Kuhn, Chair
Floyd County Auditor Floyd
County Board of Supervisors