Meeting Minutes
3/20/2006

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Workshop Meeting

March 20, 2006, 9:20 AM

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for workshop at 9:20 a.m. on Monday, March 20, 2006 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Staudt, Supv. Dunkel, and Supv. Enabnit.

Dunkel/Enabnit to include discussion on Janssen Waterproofing information.  Motion carried, 3-0.

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve amended agenda.  Motion carried 3-0.

The Board discussed chore services with Pat Zwanziger, Public Health/Home Health Care Administrator.  Patricia explained the way the chore service program works, the provider charges or administrator fees.  She explained the administrative fees for Mercy compared to those that Floyd County used to have.  Patricia explained the reason for dropping the program and that if we were to restart the program that perhaps our fees would probably have to increase.

The Board noted the change in taxable valuation for valuation year 2005 payable 2006/2007.  The Board reviewed the memo written by Gloria Carr, Floyd County Auditor, explaining the situation.  The memo reads as follows:

The Board noted that on Tuesday, March 14, the Floyd County Auditorís office discovered the 45.996% rollback for agriculture dwellings was not applied to properties and notified levy authorities of the changes to the taxable valuations.  The following entitiesí budgets and/or levies were affected (total impact on budget):  Floyd County; Floyd County Assessor ($10,041); Floyd County Ag Extension; Cities:  Charles City ($811), Nora Springs, Rudd ($918), Marble Rock ($562), and Nashua; Schools:  Charles City Community Schools, Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock, Greene, Nashua-Plainfield, Nora Springs-Rock Falls, and Osage; Colleges:  NIACC and Hawkeye Community College; all Floyd County Townships and the Cedar-Benefited Fire.  The Auditor reported that none of the entities with March 15 filing deadlines have reported that they will be filing an extension with the Iowa Department of Management.  Charles City School superintendent, David Bradley reported to the Auditor that he planned to recommend to the school board that the district try to maintain the revenues that were presented to the board at their Monday board meeting.  This would require an increase of nearly $.24 over what was proposed Monday and an increase of $.20 over the current yearís levy.  The impact of the taxable valuations decreases the General Fund revenues by $5,286 and decreases the Physical Plan and Equipment Revenues by $23,152.   The School district property owners will actually pay $110,449 less in property taxes and the district will receive $105,163 more in state aid to offset the loss in property tax revenues.  The school has an April 15 filing deadline to file in the Auditorís office and is expected to publish their public hearing notice next week.  Total budgeted revenues for Floyd County will drop $265,165, affecting the General Fund and Rural Services Fund.  On March 15, the Board of Supervisors, via telephone, discussed the issue with the Auditor and opted to not file an extension with the state based on a optimistic approach that a combination of factors will lend themselves to meeting budget demands, including putting off some planned expenses until FY08, thinning down an already tight budget throughout the year, the possibility that other revenue sources may be projected low when comparing FY04/05 actual revenues, expecting to fall under budget for FY06, and using reserve funds.  When the budget was approved on February 28, the Board expected to see a decrease in the levy from FY06 to FY07.  The countyís levies will now reflect an increase in urban areas from $7.10320 to $7.23624 and an increase in rural areas from $11.0532 to $11.18624.

Jennifer Meyer, from the Charles City Press, reviewed the memo with the Board.

The Board discussed the performance evaluation process for appointed department heads.  Each Supervisor has evaluated each of the appointed department heads.  The Chairperson received all the department head valuations and will compile all the information, to be presented to the other Board members at a later date.

Future agenda items:  The Board discussed Janssen Waterproofing regarding the fixing of the Courthouse walls.  Janssen Waterproofing will be in the Courthouse on Monday, March 27, 2006 to show a video regarding the repairs needed for the wall.

A motion was made by Supervisor Enabnit and seconded by Supervisor Dunkel to adjourn.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

ATTEST:  _________________________________             ____________________________________

            Sandra Hicks                                                             Leo B. Staudt, Chairman

            Deputy Auditor                                                        Floyd County Board of Supervisors

 

 

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