Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

January 14, 2014, 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 Schwickerath, Chair, Supv Kamm and Supv Kuhn. 

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

Public comment:  none

Kuhn/Kamm moved to correct the minutes that read December 31 to December 30, the actual day of the meeting.  Motion carried 3-0.  Kamm/Kuhn moved to approve the December 24, 2013, January 2 and 6, and the December 30 minutes as corrected.  Motion carried 3-0.

Kamm/Schwickerath moved to approve the following claims:  County #2003-2016, 2018-2199, 2201-2203, Secondary Roads #15623-15663 and Drain #50-53.  Motion carried 3-0.

Updates on Board/Commissions:  Supv Kamm attended a Community Revitalization meeting and a NIACOG meeting where they approved financials and discussed some safety information that he shared with Laurie Simpson, Zoning Administrator/Safety Coordinator.  Supv Kuhn attended a Southwest Bypass TIF Board meeting where the County Attorney’s letter about Supervisor appointments was discussed as well as other issues brought up at the December 30 Supervisor meeting; a subcommittee to rewrite the 28E and bylaws was established.  Supv Schwickerath attended the following meetings:  Health Board, Risk Management, Department Head, Response Commission/planning and RPA and a Soil & Water District Commission roundtable meeting. 

Kamm/Kuhn moved to approve Help America Vote Act Election Equipment Annual Certification for 2013.  Motion carried 3-0.

Courthouse projects:  The Board discussed a letter from the County Attorney regarding various places for posting public notices and combining them to one spot on ground floor.  The Auditor is concerned of not a large enough area on the ground floor bulletin boards to put all public notices.  Various locations were discussed including signage to direct people to public notice boards.  Supv Kamm will engage an engineering firm to look at changing the north door entrance. 

Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve Res #06-14 Policy for Purchase of Right-of-Way by Floyd County: Whereas, the Floyd County Board of Supervisors are charged with the purchase of right-of-way for construction and maintenance on the Secondary Road System, and Whereas, the uniform treatment of landowners in right-of-way purchases is of paramount importance, Now, therefore be it resolved by the Floyd County Board of Supervisors that the Floyd County Engineer is authorized to purchase the necessary right-of-way for construction and maintenance, using values computed in accordance with the following rate schedule:  For additional land beyond the present established right-of-way.  1.  By easement or deed:  5.00 times the 100% valuation.  (See attachment “2013 Land Values” for value derivation.)  2.  Fence removal:  Removal of woven wire-barbed wire combination fences shall be paid for at a rate of $4.00 per rod; removal of barbed wire only fences shall be paid for at a rate of $3.00 per rod, with distances as determined from the survey notes and plans.  3.  Fence replacement:  Replacement of woven wire-barbed wire combination fences shall be paid for at a rate of $16.00 per rod; replacement of barbed wire only fences shall be paid for at a rate of $14.00 per rod, with distances as determined from the survey notes and plans. 4. Trees:  Consideration will be given to all healthy trees that are located in the house yard area.  All trees displaced by right-of-way acquisition that are of a size that will allow relocation will be relocated by county or county contractor.  Trees that cannot be relocated will be replaced, by county or county contractor, with a 1” or 2” nursery stock of similar wood type.  Floyd County Assessor figures will be used as the land value for the following reasons:  a. Factors are applied uniformly throughout the county. b. Little good can be realized by a duplication of the value appraisal.  c. Individuals have the protected right to appeal values set by the appraisal performed by the County Assessor.  Motion carried 3-0.

County Engineer report:  The Contract for the Rockford dam removal project is ready for signature.  A walkthrough with the Mill House property owner is scheduled for next week.  Plans are to start the project by the end of January.  Foreman’s minutes and timesheets were provided.  Crews have been out sanding and plowing.  The Holly Ave bridge letting is scheduled for Jan 22.  Interviews for the mechanic and operator positions will start later this week. 

FY15 budget reviews:  Discussed where to budget a computer for river stream gages; believe Emergency Management is most appropriate and will discuss with the Commission at Wednesday’s meeting.  Reviewed the following budgets:  County Engineer, Sanitary Disposal, Road Clearing, Treasurer, General Services-Communications, and changes to Mental Health and Conservation.

The Board discussed some meeting conflicts with various boards. 

Future agenda items:  The process to review the Beaver Creek Watershed Project proposals.

Schwickerath/Kamm motioned to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried 3-0.


ATTEST:  ________________________________________            _________________________________

           Gloria A. Carr                                                      Roy Schwickerath, Chair

           Floyd County Auditor                                        Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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