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Floyd County Courthouse: Supervisor meeting minutes and expense report for September 25, 2023

CHARLES CITY – The following are the expenses paid by Floyd county and Board of Supervisor meeting minutes for the period ending on September 25, 2023:

CHARLES CITY – The following are the expenses paid by Floyd county and Board of Supervisor meeting minutes for the period ending on September 25, 2023:


Mark Kuhn
County Supervisor, District 1

Dennis Keifer
County Supervisor, District 2

Jim Jorgensen
County Supervisor District 3

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting
September 25, 2023, 9:00 a.m.
The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met at Floyd County Courthouse Board Room with the following in attendance: Supv Mark Kuhn, Supv Dennis Keifer and Supv Jim Jorgensen.
Keifer/Jorgensen moved to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 3-0.
Public comment: Boyd Campbell questioned when the moratorium on wind turbines would be put on the agenda; Supv Kuhn mentioned he visited with Candi Brandau who is working on a petition and his plans to put the topic on the agenda which will include discussion on a Campbell’s request for a moratorium when all the parties are available. Kathy Carter echoed her support of discussion and possible action on a moratorium, mentioned many people feel under assault between the pipelines and wind turbines, would like the board to reconsider the road repairs on 215th St that goes by the Fossil and Prairie Center, and e-mailed board members a letter dated September 15 from Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration to David Giles, Navigator CO2 President/CEO regarding local government regulations dealing with pipelines.
Keifer/Jorgensen moved to approve the September 18 and 19, 2023 minutes. Motion carried 3-0.
Jorgensen/Keifer moved to approve the claims presented: County #608-659 and Engineer/Secondary Roads #10167-10179. Motion carried 3-0.
Updates on various boards/commissions/activities: Supv Keifer attended Board of Health, Veteran Affairs, Airport Authority, Motorola Kickoff meeting which included trips to the Charles City Police Department and potential site for new tower, and FMC landfill open house. Supv Jorgensen attended an Owner-Architect-Contractor meeting. Supv Kuhn spent time with Auditor Carr regarding the accounting of the Law Enforcement Center/Courthouse Updates project and continues to monitor activities of the Iowa Utilities Board proceedings for Summit Carbon Solutions.
Updates on Law Enforcement Center/Courthouse Project: Keifer continues to seek a second quote for the flu/air exchange project. Carr has a list of items reviewed during last week’s OAC meeting; Samuels Group intends to follow up on the items.
Mary McConnell, County Social Servies Director, provided an overview of the region’s coordination services to ensure mental health/development disability needs are met. Legislative changes to the makeup of the board were reviewed and incorporated in the proposed 28E agreement. Per the agreement, Floyd and Chickasaw counties will alternate every other year to serve on the board with Chickasaw’s representative serving this year. Kuhn will continue to serve as a representative of the CSS Human Resources Committee which meets every month. Kuhn/Keifer moved to approve the Third Amended and Restated 28E Agreement for County Social Services. Motion carried 3-0.
Supv Kuhn presented an accounting of the Law Enforcement Center/Courthouse Updates project, including a timeline of the project, resources, expenses, and contracts. Resources include $15,553,673.30 of bond proceeds and interest on the bonds; $1,375,663.45 of American Rescue Plan Act funds; $145,212.16 of General Services funds pre-bond referendum and $795,616.19 of General Services funds post-bond referendum including income from scrap materials, a rebate, a grant, CSS reimbursement, $67,500 for Prochaska & Associates lawsuit-settlement and additional General Basic funds; total resources of $17,870,165.10. Expenses include $145,212.16 of pre-bond referendum expenses including four studies, $84,000 for acquisition of the Davico property, and May 1, 2018 election costs; $17,724,952.94 of post-bond referendum costs made up of $17,117,088.16 in project contract expenses, which includes $200,066.20 associated with land acquisition of two properties; $169,121.48 for other project expenses; $438,743.30 for the Prochaska lawsuit; total expenses $17,870,165.10. Future obligations include $898,937.55 for contracts and $67,000 in other estimated costs to completion of the project; total future/estimated obligations are $965,937.55. Total expenses plus future obligations are $18,836,102.65. The net cost for the Prochaska Lawsuit was $371,243.30. To date Prochaska has been paid $1,355,535.21. Bid contracts with change orders total $14,726,941.29. Samuels Group has been paid $442,084.45 for their services and other incurred costs.
Keifer/Jorgensen moved to approve a request from the City of Colwell to abatement of $36 in taxes payable FY23/24 for parcel #080235200200, also known as 3202 4th St, Colwell, IA. Motion carried 3-0.
Jorgensen/Keifer moved to approve the suspension of property taxes, per Iowa Code 427.9, payable FY23/24 for four parcels, #120633100400, 140837700500, 120635600400, and 111237701100, and noted parcel #110117601000 that is no longer eligible. Motion carried 3-0.
The Board noted $1 per hour increase for four administrative staff and $2 per hour pay increase for six nurses. Supv Keifer reported the Public Health/Home Health Care Director informed him that she will do better on listing action items on the Board of Health agenda and board members will go through the Iowa Sunshine Law/Iowa Code Chapter 21 Open Meetings and Chapter 22 Open Records requirements at a future meeting.
Future agenda items: moratorium on wind turbine construction.
Jorgensen/Keifer moved to adjourn. Motion carried 3-0.

Gloria A. Carr Mark A. Kuhn, Chair
Floyd County Auditor Floyd County Board of Supervisors

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