Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

December 31, 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:  none

The Board discussed electing the 2014 chair to the Board of Supervisors and appointing a vice chair.  The Board reviewed current appointments to various boards and updated meeting dates/times.  Assigning supervisors as liaisons to attend various county boards was also discussed.  

The Board noted the receipt of an opinion letter from Norm Klemesrud, County Attorney, regarding two supervisors serving on the Southwest Bypass TIF District Board.  The letter reads that since this board includes a majority of the Board of Supervisors, any meeting of the TIF Board is also a meeting of the Floyd County Board of Supervisors and is subject to the notice requirements of Chapter 21 of the Code.  Klemesrudís solution is that the county should appoint one representative to the TIF Board who is not a county supervisor.  Klemesrud also recommends that no action be taken on the possible bond issue until the TIF Board is reconstituted and at least one county representative is not a county supervisor.  Supv Kuhn commented on a potential conflict with Supv Kamm serving on the TIF Board due to his excavating business.  Kuhn expressed his interest in serving along with appoint Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, as the second county representative.  Kuhn shared some concerns of the TIF Boardís processes leading to the proposal for the Board of Supervisorís to bond for a development project, including restrictions to build within 1,200 feet of the turbine equating to 56.5 acres of the 140 acre proposed purchase, additional setbacks and height limitations of new buildings constructed in the area of the turbine, buybacks and penalties on CRP property in the proposed area, and the Countyís current TIF district in the area.  Supvs Kamm and Schwickerath shared that many of Kuhnís concerns were discussed at TIF Board meetings and were being researched and other properties were also being explored and considered for options for new industrial opportunities. 

The Board also discussed concerns of two supervisors serving on the Communications Board.  The Auditor will request an opinion from the County Attorney.  Other county representatives replacing one board of supervisor were discussed. 

Future agenda items:  Funding sources for the Rockford dam project and moving forward with the employee handbook changes. 

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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