Floyd County Board
of Supervisors Meeting
March 3, 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/Kuhn moved to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 3-0.
Updates on previous boards/commissions/activities: Supv Schwickerath attended the
following: 1) a County Social Services
meeting in Algona where they discussed Bob Lincoln’s performance evaluation, approved
a 3% salary increase, and questioned about whether or not Lincoln should be
working with four counties for case management as well as the 22 counties for
County Social Services; 2) a Regional Iowa Workforce Development/Chief Elected
Official meeting; 3) a Listening Post gathering with Senator Wilhelm and
Representative Prichard where they talked about gas tax, education, and other
legislative bills; 5) a meeting with Yaggy Colby engineers, NIACOG
representatives, and Auditor Carr to discuss the professional services for the Beaver
Creek Watershed projects, a contract for services, and timeframes of potential
projects; 6) the Fossil and Prairie
Foundation banquet. Supv Kamm mentioned
that the Middle School Repurposing Committee has been renamed as the 500 N
Grand Revitalization Team and inquired if the Board still wanted him to
represent the county at the meetings; the consensus was to continue have him to
serve in this capacity.
Sheriff Rick Lynch, Deputy Jeff Crooks, Jailer April
Watenphul, County Attorney Norm Klemesrud, and the Board discussed a contract
with Mitchell County regarding jail services.
Discussion included clarification on the proposed contract: 1) Supv Kuhn questioned what was meant by “acceptable
prisoners” referenced in #1, #2 and #6. Sheriff
Lynch said Sheriff Beaver guarantees Mitchell County jail facilities will be
available to house Floyd County inmates.
There may be exceptions for situations where inmates need to be
separated that would cause Floyd County to house an inmate somewhere else. 2) Supv Kuhn mentioned that he would prefer
that the county pay based on an actual number of inmates housed at a per day
rate instead of as listed in item #3 referencing $135,000 per fiscal year. 3) The Board prefers to pay after services
have been rendered rather than in advance as stated in item #4. 4) The hold harmless language should
reciprocate that Floyd County is held harmless should suit be brought against
Mitchell County due to their actions. 5)
A termination statement should be added for both sides to get out of the
contract. Klemesrud will set up a
meeting with the Floyd County Sheriff and Mitchell County Attorney and Sherriff
for contract revisions. The Sheriff said
he is working out issues with transportation and court services after hours.
The Board reviewed a proposed Floyd County Policy for
a Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace and an Observation Checklist. Klemesrud will review the documents and get
back to the Board on his position.
The Board reviewed a draft resolution to increase the
Veteran Affairs Commission from three to five commissioners. The Board would like to change the language
to implement the new commissioners by April 1.
The Board reviewed a draft of a county public purpose
policy. The Auditor will e-mail the
document to department heads for review and Supv Schwickerath will discuss this
at tomorrow’s Department Head meeting.
Future agenda items:
Farm Bureau would like to be on the March 10 agenda to review the FY15
county budget. A conference call with
Chickasaw County is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. on March 10.
Kamm/Kuhn motioned to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 3-0.
ATTEST: ________________________________________ _________________________________
Gloria A. Carr Roy
Floyd County Auditor Floyd
County Board of Supervisors