Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

January 20, 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.

Updates on previous boards/commissions/activities:  Supv Kamm attended a Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center meeting and provided an update on the building project which doubles the capacity for detention services and another county is considering joining.  He also attended a NIACOG meeting where they reviewed financial, a Community Revitalization meeting, a Hotel/Motel Tax meeting and a FOCUS meeting.  Supv Kuhn attended a Fair Society meeting where they discussed success in getting their non-profit status back and are working with attorneys on how to pay money due to the IRS.  He also attended a Veteran Affairs meeting.  Supv Schwickerath attended the Emergency Management Commission meeting and assumed the Chair position for 2014.  All three supervisors attended Assessor’s Conference Board meeting.  Upcoming meetings:  Statewide Supervisor’s meeting on Feb 5 and a Charles City urban renewal plan amendment meeting on Jan 22.

The Board noted the resignation of Mary Buehler as a Home Health Care Aide effective January 31, 2014.

The Board noted the fees collected in December by the Clerk of Court and in the quarter ending December 31 by the Auditor, Recorder and Sheriff.  Revenues received by the Sheriff for housing inmates from other counties was discussed. 

The Board reviewed Ordinance #10 Uniform Rural Address System Ordinance of Floyd County.  Jeff Sherman, Environmental Health Director, and the board discussed changing the references to “Zoning Administrator” to a generic designation, such as “designated or assigned by the Board of Supervisors”.   Sherman will visit with the County Attorney to see if the Iowa Code has adopted any language that would make the ordinance mute and recommend changes.  Supv Schwickerath suggested this be discussed at the E911 meeting.

Charles City Arts Center representatives Nicole Fullard, Director, and Wendy Johnson, Board member, requested funding to do mailings to notify residents of Floyd County of the space at the center that can be used at no charge, encourage visitors to the center, introduce the center to the public and hold events in other communities throughout the county.  An estimated $4,000 includes $3,000 for printing and mailing information and $1000 for supplies and mileage to events throughout the community.  The Board will consider the request during the FY15 budget process.

Floyd County Community Foundation representatives Amy Staudt, Board member, and Marci Andrews, Development Associate, requested $10,000 each from Charles City and the County.  Andrews mentioned 2013 accomplishments of the foundation including four new endowment funds created. 

The Board noted the receipt of the North Iowa Area Council of Governments audit report for FY13.

The Board noted the receipt of a letter from the Iowa Emergency Management association that Michael Morlan, Emergency Management Coordinator, has completed the Emergency Management Coordinator program.  A certificate for the program was also enclosed. 

FY15 Budget reviews:  The Veteran Affairs Commission presented their budget and discussed line items for the $10,000 state allocation; the VA Director and Auditor will discuss the allocation with state VA staff.  The County Attorney’s budget was reviewed and the board discussed Watershed projects, Mental Health fund, and ADC, Chamber and Community Revitalization funding.

Future agenda items:  Jail Service Contract with Mitchell County and Staudt/Scout Camp revenue.

Kamm/Kuhn 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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