Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

February 10, 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 todayís meeting.

Updates on previous boards/commissions/activities:  Supv Kamm attended a Conservation Board meeting where they discussed the Rockford dam and Tosonak projects.  Supv Kuhn attended the Area Development Corp meeting and a meeting regarding the review selection process for professional engineering services for the Beaver Creek project.  Supv Schwickerath attended the following meetings:  DOT trucking/ADC, Department Head, NIVC, Communications and E911.  All three supervisors watched a TIF educational webinar.  Supvs Kamm and Schwickerath attended the Employee Handbook review meeting.

Michael Morlan, Emergency Management Director, spoke about moving the primary location for an emergency operating center (EOC) to the courthouse and requested the Boardís consideration for the change.  The Emergency Management Commission approved $2,000 to use toward an EOC location.  Discussion included changing the location to the courthouse and moving the television from the EOC located at the Charles City Police Department to the courthouse.  The Board supports the change.

Jan Libbey, Healthy Harvest of North Iowa representative, presented information on the 9-county region, one of 16 regional food groups in Iowa.  This agency offers a unique toolkit of strategies and partners to leverage resources for health and vitality of local communities.  Libbey requested $4,000 to support the program.

The Board discussed the proposed changes to the Floyd County Employee Handbook. 

The Board noted the receipt of a letter from the County Attorney adjusting the salaries of the two assistant county attorneys during the legislative session due to Todd Prichard being out of the office, serving as a District 52 State Representative.  Prichard will be on a leave of absence but will do some intermittent county work, primarily trial work, and will be compensated at $185/day for actual days that he conducts work for the county during the leave.  William Baresel will receive a salary increase equal to Prichardís salary during Prichardís leave.

The Board noted the receipt of the Floyd-Mitchell-Chickasaw Solid Waste Management Agency (Landfill) audit report for the time period ending September 31, 2013.

The Board continued with the FY15 budget review.  Departments reviewed include:  General Services, Data Processing, Safety, Upper Cedar Watershed Management Improvement Authority, Child Support Recovery, Road Improvements Fund, and additional reviews of the Sheriff, Public Health, and Veterans Affairs departments.  Agency funding requests, estimated fund balances, levy rate options, and the impact of salaries/wages and reducing contributions to the health care fund were discussed.

Future agenda items:  Compensation Condemnation Board members and setting the FY15 budget hearing.

Kuhn/ 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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