Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

April 7, 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/Kuhn moved to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 3-0.

Claims will be reviewed individually prior to tomorrow’s regular meeting.

Updates on previous boards/commissions/activities:  Supv Kamm attended a Conservation Board meeting where they discussed Tosanak, park improvements, a gift from the Gil White Estate, and the Director’s retirement.  Kamm also attended a gathering sponsored by First Security Bank for small towns, a county website committee meeting, and the commissioner’s meeting for Drainage District 9 and 12.  Supv Kuhn attended a meeting of the site selection committee for the industrial park search.  Supv Schwickerath attended a department head meeting and a 500 N Grand committee meeting.  Supvs Kuhn and Schwickerath attended an economic development meeting with legislatures at NIACC. 

Michael Morlan, Emergency Management Coordinator, presented information regarding county badges/IDs.  Morlan has produced approximately 200 IDs throughout the county for various agencies.  A future purchase includes a scanner that reads the bar codes on IDs which will track hours worked on major disasters. 

Jeff Sherman, Sanitarian/E911 Signs Coordinator, and Morlan, both representing the Website Committee, presented the recommendation of contracting with Civic Plus for a 3-year contract at $9,304.67 per year including annual service/technical assistance.  The site will take approximately five months to build.  The County Attorney is reviewing the contract.

Elizabeth Thyer, Gardiner Thomsen, conducted an exit review for the Floyd County Independent Auditor’s Report, Basic Financial Statements, and Supplementary Information, Schedule of Findings, dated June 30, 2013. 

Courthouse projects were discussed.  Gary Anderson, Scott & Anderson Architects, presented design/door options to the north entrance of the courthouse.  Pending on how much the county wanted to do, the cost would be anywhere between $50-100,000 and costs for a grandeur project including a drive up to the courthouse would start at $250,000.  A jail assessment was also discussed of which Anderson suggested would cost approximately $20-$25,000.  Supv Kuhn commented that Delbert Longley, Jail Inspector, will attend the April 14 Supervisors meeting to tour the jail area.  Other courthouse projects include the roof replacement project should start within five weeks and preliminary work on the air conditioner replacement project started last week.

The Board discussed applicants for the Veteran Affairs Commission.  Supv Kamm recommended removing two of the three commissioners and has visited with the attorney about revoking the appointments.  Supv Kuhn suggested waiting until the complaint is addressed by the state board before removing commissioners.  The Board discussed gender balancing efforts.  At least one appointment to fill the new position will be made tomorrow.

The Board discussed posting certain information on the ground floor bulletin board. 

The Board noted the retirement of Doug Schroeder, Conservation Director, effective April 4 and that Laura Elfers will serve as the interim director until May 1. 

The Board noted the receipt of the Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center audit report for the period ending June 30, 2013.

Future agenda items:  Jail inspector visit/tour of the jail.

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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