Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

February 18, 2014, 10:00 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/Schwickerath moved to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 2-0.

Updates on previous boards/commissions/activities:  Supv Kamm attended a Veteran Affairs, FOCUS and Revitalization meeting and met with people about the removal of the Rockford dam.  Supv Schwickerath attended a Chamber and Joint Entity meeting and a Nora Springs City Council meeting.  Supv Schwickerath commented that Wendy Johnson is on the cover of the Iowan Magazine, February 25th is the open house for Tom Brownlow’s retirement and some legislatures will be in Mason City on Friday to talk about economic development.

Supv Kuhn arrived at the meeting.

The Board noted that Supv Schwickerath wrote a letter of support to the Iowa Economic Development Authority for the Energy Rooftop Solar Challenge II Grant. 

The Board noted the county fees collected for the month of January by the Clerk of Court’s office. 

The board continued with FY15 budget reviews.  The board discussed information provided regarding longevity and e-mail from Paul Greufe, PJ Greufe & Associates, regarding his concerns of longevity not addressing equitable and fair compensation.  Supv Kuhn mentioned a past wage/salary study that was conducted in 1996 by a third party.  Possibly we could look at that study and more current studies conducted by other counties to use to address compensation issues rather than paying for our own study.  The Board reviewed future courthouse projects and services that could be funded from the general fund, property tax reform, levy rates and fund balances to wrap up the budget. 

Doug Schroeder and Laura Elfers, Conservation Dept, updated the Board on the removal of the dam in Rockford.  There will be some additional costs to remove some clay behind the dam.  Removal of this material is not in the specifications.  Schroeder is working with the Fish and Wildlife agency about possibly covering the additional costs but funds will not be available until May or June. 

Future agenda items:  Nationwide rep will speak about a co-fiduciary for 457b retirement plans, employee benefit meetings on May 8, consideration of going from a 3-5 member Veteran Affairs Commission, and negotiations w/Mitchell County for jail.

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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