Floyd County Board
of Supervisors Meeting
February 11, 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 moved to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 3-0.
Public comment: none
Kamm/Kuhn moved to approve the January 27 and 28, 2014 minutes
as presented. Motion carried 3-0.
Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve
the following claims: County #2017,
2200, 2352-2498, Secondary Roads #15684-15713 and Drains #54-58. Motion carried 3-0.
Supv Kuhn informed the Board about the process for
reviewing the requests for proposals for engineering services for Beaver Creek
Watershed projects. I & S Group,
Stanley Consulting, Veenstra & Kimm, WHKS and Yaggy Colby responded to the
request. A committee of Supv Kuhn,
Chickasaw County Supervisor Tim Zoll, Dennis Sande, NCRS rep, Laurie Simpson,
Zoning Administrator, and Gloria Carr, County Auditor, individually scored each
firm. The committee recommended Yaggy
Colby, the highest scoring firm, for the project. Kamm/Kuhn moved to award Yaggy Colby as the
engineering firm for the Beaver Creek Watershed projects and authorize the
Chair to sign and send a letter to Yaggy Colby notifying them to begin the
process of developing a Scope of Services and Fees and to send “reject” letters
to the unsuccessful firms. Motion
Kamm/Kuhn moved to appoint Dennis Sanvig as a Veteran
Affairs Commissioner to fill the vacancy of Steve Merrill’s position with a
term ending June 30, 2016. Motion
Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve the 28-member 2014
Compensation Commission for eminent domain/condemnation proceedings, including
new appointments Janelle Larson replacing Jane Frisbie, Steve Fischer replacing
John Pearson, and Connie Parson replacing Bridgette Quade. Motion carried 3-0.
Kamm/Kuhn moved to approve the Floyd County Employee
Handbook effective today with the exception of allowing the transition of the
new accrual paid time off schedule to be in affect by July 1, 2014 and request
various boards and elected officials to sign off to comply to the same terms of
the handbook,. Motion carried 3-0.
Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve the FY15 salary increases
for the County Attorney at 3.875%, the Sheriff, Auditor, Recorder and Treasurer
at 2.875%, the Board of Supervisors at 1.875% all as recommended by the
Compensation Board and a 2.875% increase for all other non-union,
non-bargaining unit employees. Motion
Kamm/Kuhn moved to approve Laurie Simpson for a 3%
wage increase retroactive to January 1, 2014.
Motion carried 3-0.
Kamm/Kuhn moved to budget seven pay periods in FY15
with no county contributions to the health care fund. Motion carried 3-0.
Kamm/Kuhn moved to approve the Holly Avenue bridge
project with Brennan Construction of Lansing, Iowa for $560,306.30 and
authorize the chair to sign when the contract is available. Motion carried 3-0.
Kuhn/Kamm moved to hire Matt Haggarty as an Equipment
Operator II at $16.47/hour effective February 18 and Adam Heitz as a General
Mechanic at $17.06/hour effective February 24, both for the Secondary Roads
Department and pending post offer requirements.
Motion carried 3-0.
Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, provided his timesheet and foreman’s
notes. Crews have been busy with snow
removal. Rolando will be seeking bids
for two new pickups for the department. Rolando
updated the board on paving and culvert projects. The Board discussed the gas tax legislation
and a resolution some counties have acted on in support of the tax. The Rockford dam project is proceeding.
The Board continued with FY15 budget reviews. Budget requests from outside agencies were
reviewed. The Board requested the
Auditor put together a proposed schedule for longevity pay.
Schwickerath/Kamm motioned to adjourn the
meeting. Motion carried 3-0.
ATTEST: ________________________________________ _________________________________
Gloria A. Carr Roy
N. Schwickerath, Chair
County Auditor Floyd