Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

April 11, 2006, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Staudt, Supv. Dunkel, and Supv. Enabnit.

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to amend the agenda to include review/action regarding a transfer of funds to the Emergency Management budget and review/action regarding Communications Board discussion.  Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to correct the April 3 workshop minutes to read Iowa State University instead of Northern Iowa University and approve the March 27th and 28th regular meeting minutes and April 3 special meeting minutes as presented and April 3, 2006 workshop meeting minutes as amended.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the following claims:  County #3209-3488 Secondary Roads #18129-18166, MH-DD #56529-56535 and Drains #6-8.  Motion carried 3-0.

Evercom provides telephone service to jail inmates for the County.  The county gets approximately $90-150/month for inmate telephone use.  The new system allows automatic recording of calls with an inmate’s attorney phone numbers being blocked and guarantees minimum revenue of $210/mo.  The benefits include no charge to install, increased revenue to County, more easily retrievable evidence in CD format for prosecution to the County Attorney, and prohibit error of recording a call that shouldn’t be recorded.  Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve the telephone system for the jail inmates at the recommendation of the Sheriff and County Attorney.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve AIG Valic’s new product called Guided Portfolio Services for 457(b) plans to County employees and authorize the Auditor to sign the contract with AIG Valic.  Motion carried 3-0.  The Auditor will provide documentation to Supv Dunkel that the County is not liable if an employee’s 457(b) investment under performs his/her expectations.

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to appoint Barb McKinstry as 2006 Weed Commissioner and authorize the Chairman to sign the Iowa Dept of Agriculture and Land Stewardship form.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to authorize the Chairman to sign the Memorandum of Understanding MOU-2007-CO34 between the IDPH and FC Board of Supervisors.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve the County License for the Cedar Valley Engine Club.  Motion carried 3-0.  Supv Dunkel will check with the County Attorney to see if the County should require liability insurance for County License applicants.

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the Storey Kenworthy bid for $1,903.73 for the purchase of desk units/cubicles for PH/HHC.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve the IDPH state grant FY2007 Application for Local Public Health Services Contract (LPHSC).  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the release of lien for Martha Pajer, now known as Martha Dunster, for satisfaction of 10-year forgivable loan.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dunkel/Staudt moved to authorize Arlin Enabnit to sign the Addendum to Development Agreement and Assessment Agreement, Inst. No. 2002-3619 between Custom Wood Products, Inc., City of Charles City, Floyd County and the Southwest Bypass TIF District Administrative Board.  Motion carried 2-0, with Supv Enabnit abstaining from voting.

Charles City Police Chief, Mike Wendel, presented information on behalf of the Communications Board regarding a camera on the tower at City Hall.  With Supv Dunkel and Staudt serving on the Communications Board, he requested their approval to proceed with a $5,000 project so work could be performed in conjunction with another project.  Due to a limited time frame, Wendel has individually visited with other members and received approval from them to proceed with the project.  On behalf of the Communications Board, Supv Dunkel and Staudt approved Wendel to proceed with the project as well. 

Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, opened the only bid received from Allied Construction for crushed stone resurfacing.  Allied’s bid came in with 82,410 tons of limestone at $7.71/ton, totaling $635,381.10.  Enabnit/Dunkel moved to accept Allied’s bid for stone resurfacing at the recommendation of the County Engineer.  Motion carried 3-0.

Rolando presented inspection reports from the Iowa DOT showing problem areas on bridge #155951 located on 110th St east of Rampart Ave with the most recent recommendation to close the structure.  This bridge would cost approximately $325,000 to replace.  Rolando and the Board explained the bridge projects and concerns in Floyd County to eight citizens present the meeting.  Tom Kennison suggested putting a cross bar over the top of the bridge limiting the height of traffic.  Rolando stated when the IDOT recommends closing this bridge due to unsafe conditions, he cannot recommend keeping the bridge open but that decision is up to the Supervisors if they want to take on the liability.  Enabnit/Dunkel moved to leave the bridge for now and have Calhoun survey it again with consideration of a possible 3-ton weight limit.  Motion carried 3-0.

Dunkel/Enabnit moved to approve the Resolution for a stop sign at the intersection on 150th St and March Ave for West Bound traffic.  Motion carried 3-0.

Enabnit/Dunkel moved to approve the Adopt-A-Highway Extension Request from the Colwell Community Volunteer Fire Department.  Motion carried 3-0.

Rolando updated the Board on Secondary Road activities and Foreman’s minutes.  Rolando and the Board discussed a road concern from citizens on Quarry Road due to Allied hauling sand to VeraSun.  Rolando said Allied agreed to put some rock on the road for the damage they have caused.  Supv Dunkel passed on complaints regarding the condition of Rotary Park Road, Redwood Ave and 160th St for potholes.  The City of Rockford would like to pave their portion of the blacktop on the east side of town.  Rolando said he could work something out with a 28E agreement.  The City of Nora Springs also approached him about a project.  Iowa DOT letting for Quarry Road and 185th will be in August with undetermined dates for starting and completion of the road work.  The Board questioned Rolando about his non-union office staff and foremen receiving eye care benefits.  Rolando said he has the money in his budget to cover this benefit.

Dunkel/Enabnit motioned to transfer a total of $17,000 from the General Supplemental Fund and Rural Services Fund to the Emergency Management Fund.  Motion carried 3-0.

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


ATTEST:  _________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                            Leo B. Staudt, Chairman

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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