Meeting Minutes

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 Schwickerath, Chair

           Floyd County Auditor                                        Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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