Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

March 25, 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. 

Kuhn/Kamm moved to amend the agenda to include discussion regarding the FY14 budget amendment in reference to Conservation.  Motion carried 3-0.  Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 3-0.

Public comment:  none

Kamm/Kuhn moved to approve March 10 and 11, 2014 minutes as presented.  Motion carried 2-0.

Kamm/Kuhn moved to approve the following claims:  County #2791-2932, Secondary Roads #15773-15802 and Drains #59-60.  Motion carried 3-0.

Kamm/Kuhn moved to approve a request from the Assessor to abate taxes for parcel 07-02-200-007-00 for Andrew and Benjamin Johnson in Cedar Township due to a double entry and incorrect value.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve Applications for Recreational Lakes, Forest Covers, Rivers and Streams, River and Stream Banks, and Open Prairies, Property Tax Exemption (Slough Bill) for a total of 2,776.43 acres acres in Ag, Commercial and Residential properties.  Motion carried 3-0.

Kamm/Kuhn moved to approve Res #10-14 Appropriation Changes: Whereas, the Floyd County Board of Supervisors has reviewed departmental budgets; and whereas, the following departmental budgets are in need of adjustment; and therefore, be it resolved, by the Floyd County Board of Supervisors that county departmental budge appropriations for FY14 be adjusted with the following increases and decreases:  24-Weed Commission decrease $200 and 53-Planning and Zoning increase $200, both service area 6.  Motion carried 3-0.

Kamm/Kuhn moved to sponsor an application made by Floyd County FOCUS to Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for a $500 grant for the purpose of hosting a town hall meeting.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve the liquor license application for Cedar Ridge Golf Course.  Motion carried 3-0.

The Board visited with Doug Schroeder and Laura Elfers, Conservation Department staff, about whether or not the county needed to budget in FY14 or FY15 for the REAP grant that will be applied toward the purchase of the Winnebago Scout Reservation.  Staff assured that the grant will be paid directly to the Iowa National Heritage Foundation. 

Kamm/Kuhn moved to approve an Agreement from the IDOT for Use of Local Agency Roads as Detours, July 14 to July 21.  Motion carried 3-0.

Kuhn/Kamm moved to set a public hearing on April 22 at 9:30 a.m. for the Urban Renewal Road Rock Project.  Motion carried 3-0.

Kamm/Kuhn moved to approve Res #11-14 Road Embargo: Whereas, it has been called to the attention of the Board of Supervisors of Floyd County, Iowa, the necessity of imposing restrictions as to weight of vehicles to be operated upon certain highways in Floyd County to prevent serious damage due to climatic conditions; whereas, the Board believes it to be in the best interest of the public to erect and maintain load limit signs on designated highways; now, therefore, be it resolved by the Board that pursuant to Iowa Code Sec 321.471, that it is hereby determined that the following highway shall be designated as having a load limit of five ton each axle (gross) on all vehicles and that the County Engineer is hereby directed to erect an maintain 5 ton per axle gross limit signs and that this embargo will take effect when appropriate signs are erected and will remain in effect until said signs are removed by the County Engineer:  1.  Starting at the south edge of the right of way line on the Avenue of Saints (Quarry Rd/T44) near the center of 21-96-16 south approximately 8,048 feet south to a point 3,225 feet north of the center of 33-96-16; 2. River Rd starting at the intersection of Quarry Rd and 150th St northwest to River road and 130th St.  Motion carried 3-0.

Engineerís Report:  Staff are working on specifications for bids on a tandem axel dump truck with a trade-in.  Plans for rock resurfacing for the upcoming year were reviewed.  Maps of 2014 and 2015 roads and bridge projects construction were reviewed.  The 270th bridge will be included as a potential project in 2019.  Rolando will go over projects at a NIACOG meeting on April 3.  The program for STP funding of road/bridge projects needs to be submitted by April 15.  Foremanís minutes were provided.  Crews went out on Wednesday and Thursday last week and this Monday to sand and plow.  Some washout areas were addressed last week.  Crews have been making 3x5 box culverts.  Staff are getting quotes for asphalt patching near Marble Rock.  Rolandoís timesheet was reviewed. 

The Board noted that Sherri Hillegas was hired as a part time fill in person for the dump site. 

Kamm/Kuhn motioned to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried 3-0.


ATTEST:  ________________________________________            _________________________________

           Gloria A. Carr                                                      Roy N. Schwickerath, Chair

           Floyd County Auditor                                        Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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