Floyd County Board
of Supervisors Meeting
January 27, 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.
The Board will review claims individually after today’s
Updates on previous boards/commissions/activities: Supv Kamm attended Landfill and Conservation
meetings. Supv Schwickerath attended
Chamber, Joint Entity, County Social Services and NIVC meetings.
Neil Hyde, Marco Technology Advisor, provided a
proposal to upgrade the current Mitel telephone system, originally installed
2000, to a voice over IP system (VOIP). The
current processor has been discontinued and no longer has technical
support. The processor could be upgraded
with the existing cabinet and cards and replacing only some of the telephones. VOIP phones would allow for new options such
as pushing calls to cell phones, receiving audio messages through e-mail, mobility
of phone services from home, disaster recovery through broadband connections, improve
conference call features, enhanced E911 capability, and incoming and outgoing
caller ID services. Marco can conduct an
assessment of our internet services. Per
Solutions, the county’s data system will need to be upgraded to accommodate
power over Ethernet (PoE) switches. With
our Century Link contract, there would be an increase in monthly fees but the
VOIP would offer 5,000 minutes of long distance at no charge. Cat 6 wiring and wireless options were also
discussed. Hyde will provide another
quote for a new system.
The Board discussed doing annual performance reviews
for direct and indirect department heads in October. For Laurie Simpson, Zoning Director/Safety
Coordinator, each supervisors will complete a 6-month evaluation and Supv Kuhn
will do the review with her.
The Board reviewed examples of public purpose policies
for items like refreshments, meals, mugs, rewards, trinkets, paper goods like
paper towels, tissues, items covered through grants that might otherwise not be
considered as county public purpose, etc.
It was suggested that if various county boards do not have a policy
approved by the supervisors that they should follow the county’s policy. The Auditor will combine language from a
couple of the sample policies to draft a county policy and run it by the County
The Board noted the Assessor’s Conference Board
reappointment of Chuck Souder to the County Board of Review as an active farmer
The Board noted a letter received by Steve Merrill,
Veteran Affairs Commissioner, of his resignation effective January 20. Discussion included changing from a three to
five person board, potential candidates to fill the vacancy, additional
appointments should the membership be increased, gender balance, and meeting
times. The Auditor will draft a
resolution to go to five board members and run it by the County Attorney. Supv Kuhn will visit with the Director and
Commission about their position on a five person board.
The Board and Norm Klemesrud, County Attorney, reviewed
the draft Contract for Jail Service between Floyd and Mitchell counties. Discussion included what is intended by
“acceptable prisoners” in item 1 and 2, assurance of available space for
acceptable prisoners, charging $135,000 annually and billing monthly in item 3
and 4 versus paying on actual numbers of incarcerations, providing notice of
delivering prisoners in item 6, holding Mitchell County employees harmless and
indemnify them for any action brought by or on behalf of a prisoner for various
actions in item 9, no need to rush into this contract and responsibility for
negotiating the contract.
Future agenda items:
NIACOG/Beaver Creek Watershed project, North door entrance area, 457b
Deferred Comp sponsor options in March, employee benefits meeting in May, and employee
Kuhn/ Kamm motioned to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 3-0.
ATTEST: ________________________________________ _________________________________
Gloria A. Carr Roy
Floyd County Auditor Floyd
County Board of Supervisors