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
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.
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
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
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
Floyd County Auditor Floyd
County Board of Supervisors