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
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
Floyd County Auditor Floyd
County Board of Supervisors