Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

April 14, 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 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 landfill meeting.  Supv Schwickerath attended the Marble Rock City Council meeting and attended the following meetings at NIACOG: North Central Regional Emergency Planning District Committee, North Central Regional Emergency Response Commission, and a Region 2 Transportation. 

Bob Lincoln, CPC/Case Management/County Social Services Director, proposed a redesign of targeted case management (TCM) into a fully integrated and cost effective service that will support individuals with disabilities to remain in their home.  Lincoln requested that the Board transfer governance of Floyd County Case Management Services to the County Social Services Board.  He will recommend that the County Social Services Board expand their mission to include TCM.  The outcomes are expected to keep TCM costs below the state average, specialize TCM for complex needs, integration of TCM into a Health Home delivery model, and exceed single entry point program objectives in moving individuals out of segregated settings and back to the community. 

Jim Dolan and Mark Cox, Allied Manatts Group, requested that the Board consider implementing a local purchase policy per Iowa Code 23A,3 for purchasing goods or services.  Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, also received a letter from Grant Cunninghame, AMG president, requesting consideration of a 5% margin for accepting local bids and the taxes AMG pays in Floyd County.  Supv Schwickerath commented that Croell Redi Mix owns property in the county and pays taxes and employees Floyd County residents.  Cox commented that they reviewed the past six years of the cost of rock in Floyd County compared to Chickasaw County.  Supv Kuhn said he could not support going back to reconsider last week’s action since the county does not have a local purchase policy in place and in review of Iowa Code Chapter 26, a local preference would be required to be included in the public bidding process.  The Board will have the County Attorney address whether or not the county could do anything different for the action taken on April 8. 

The Board reviewed the proposed Public Purpose Policy.  This will be acted on at the next regular board meeting.

The Board noted the receipt of a letter from the Iowa Department of Human Services noting that they intend to exercise the option to extend the Assistance to Families and Children Services contract, #acfs 13-195, second amendment, to June 30, 2015. 

The Board noted the fees collected for the quarter ending March 31 from the Auditor, Recorder and Sheriff.

The Board recessed at 10? And reconvened at 11 a.m.

Supv Kuhn visited with the county attorney regarding the we cannot use local preference since we do  not have a policy in place  Supv

Delbert Longley, Iowa Dept of Corrections, commented that the comment in the jail inspection report by no means indicates that he will be closing the jail down.  His remark was a comment, not a recommendation to shut down the facility but rather to get the county to think about the future.  Longley some things need to be addressed that do not meet current standards and things that can be corrected to meet current standards. The county needs to think about where we will be in 10-15 years. Briefly – admission and classification requires felons be kept away from those charged w/misdemeanor, males from female, those convicted away from those just charged, and juveniles from adults pending charges on the juvenile.  Many new jails do not even meet all of the standards.  Public is coming into a secured area of the jail which could lend itself with things like contraband coming into the facility.  Jailer office/booking area is in a secure perimeter of the jail but the staff is exposed to  It is great that the courtroom is very accessible for inmate but could be at risk in a volatile situation.  Storage could be tampered with, cleaning supplies could potentially be accessible, Once you start renovating areas, you often have to start w/ ly

New facility advice – national institute of corretions in Aurora, Colorado preopening new institutions, get farm bureau on board, supervisors be unified.  Retain a jail planner, construction management firm, architectural firm to do an assessment. 

Future agenda items:  New website plans and County Social Services 28E agreement for April 22.

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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