Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

February 14, 2006, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Staudt and Supv. Dunkel; Absent:  Supv. Enabnit.

Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 2-0.

Dunkel/Staudt moved to amend the January 23, 2006 minutes to correct the spelling of Kraus to Krause.  Motion carried 2-0.  Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the January 23 minutes as amended and the January 24, 30 and February 6, 2006 minutes.  Motion carried 2-0.

Staudt/Dunkel moved to approve the following claims:  County #2551-2770, Secondary Roads #18003-18040, MH-DD #56445 and Drains #2-5. Motion carried 2-0.

Judge Gerald Magee and Scott Hand, District Court Administrator, presented estimated costs for additional equity/small courtroom and costs to move Juvenile Court Office to Judge McCartney’s office.  Total cost to the County would be approximately $4,600.  The State needs to have the project completed by the end of June 2006.  The County budgeted $5,000 for this cost for FY07.   Storage issues were also discussed, including possibly moving State records from the General Assistance office to the 3rd floor.  Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve building the additional equity/small courtroom and moving the Juvenile Court office with the county possibly paying for small items in 2006 with the majority of the estimated cost of $5,000 being paid in 2007.  Motion carried 2-0.  Magee will coordinate work with contractors and the Auditor, beginning with necessary wiring for the former Judge McCartney’s office. 

The Board, Judge Magee and Scott Hand discussed Chief Judge Scoles’ recommendation to provide a uniformed officer on court service days.  Court days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  Dunkel commented that the State use to provide a bailiff at the State’s cost and now they want the County to pay for it.  Upon request, the Sheriff’s office will provide an office for court proceedings that lend themselves to be volatile.  Other security issues, such as cameras, swipe cards, securing the 3rd floor, were discussed and can be discussed more with the Courthouse Security committee.  Dunkel/Staudt moved to recommend that the Court system work with Sheriff Lynch to provide a uniformed officer that will work within Lynch’s budget.  Motion carried 2-0.

Dunkel/Staudt moved to abate $996 for total interest due per the report from the Floyd County Treasurer for Iowa Northern Railroad Company and notify the Treasurer accordingly.  Motion carried 2-0. 

Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the agreement as presented between the Board of Supervisors and Iowa Northern Railway Company for the purpose of effectuating the payment of past due property taxes and authorize the Chairman to sign the agreement.  Motion carried 2-0. 

Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management General Plan and authorize the Chairman and County Engineer to sign the plan.  Motion carried 2-0.

Dunkel/Staudt moved to appoint Duane Koch to a 5-year term on the Floyd County Zoning Commission.  Motion carried 2-0. 

Supv Dunkel announced the public hearing for Floyd County to create an aviation authority.  Chairman Staudt opened the public hearing 10:01 a.m.  No citizens attended the hearing.  The Auditor received no written or oral objections in regard to the ordinance.  Dunkel reported that Mr. Kyle from Charles City Avionics was not available to come to the meeting but does support this effort.  Chairman Staudt reported that he received a call from one individual in the County who is not in favor of the County being involved with this airport authority.  Dunkel reported on Farm Bureau’s position at the state level as being in favor of regional airports but not in favor of tax dollars supporting these airports.  Dunkel reported that the regional authority needs to be in place to secure federal funding.   Chairman Staudt closed the hearing at 10:04 a.m.  Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve the first reading of the ordinance as written.  Motion carried 2-0.

Dunkel/Staudt moved to set the County budget hearing for 10 a.m. on February 28.  Motion carried 2-0. 

Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve Amendment #2 of the Employee Health Plan.  Motion carried 2-0.

Dunkel/Staudt moved to approve 28E agreement regarding Cooperative Reimbursement Agreement for Regional Services Provided by the Iowa Department of Human Services between Chickasaw, Mitchell and Floyd County.  Motion carried 2-0.   

Dunkel/Staudt moved to allow the Foster Grandparent Agency to set a price for whatever they feel is fair value for the Andres Park print and the County receives half of the proceeds of each sale.  Motion carried 2-0. 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando reported that the local union agreements were signed but he has not received anything from the teamsters.  Rolando suggested the Board motion to approve the agreement and authorize the chairman to sign when the agreement is available.  Dunkel/Staudt moved to table action until we hear back from the union representative.  Motion carried 2-0.

Rolando presented an unofficial 2007 Construction Program for contract, day labor, and candidate bridges.  The Board and Rolando discussed the driveways for VeraSun and the road work to the Avenue of Saints from both directions. 

Rolando presented information on Secondary Roads activities, including purchasing a concrete breaker and vibratory compactor.  Rolando reported of a controlled brush burn on 130th and March Avenue that was thought to be out when two Secondary Roads crew left but ended up burning approximately 130 bails of alfalfa.  Rolando has discussed this issue with the County’s insurance representative and is researching the value of the alfalfa to reimburse the property owner. 

Rolondo commented that the Engineer’s office staff would like a response from the Board to their letter.  Supv Dunkel reported that he believes a 3% raise is equitable for those positions when taking into consideration the cost of living adjustment and their responsibilities.  Rolando will report back to the Engineering staff. 

A motion was made by Supervisor Dunkel and seconded by Supervisor Staudt to adjourn.  Motion carried 2-0.


ATTEST:  _________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                            Leo B. Staudt, Chairman

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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