Meeting Minutes

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. 

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 discussed. 

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 carried 3-0. 

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 yesterday.

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


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