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Floyd County Courthouse: Supervisor meeting minutes and expense report for December 4, 2023

CHARLES CITY – The following are the expenses paid by Floyd county and Board of Supervisor meeting minutes for the period ending on December 4, 2023:

CHARLES CITY – The following are the expenses paid by Floyd county and Board of Supervisor meeting minutes for the period ending on December 4, 2023:


Mark Kuhn
County Supervisor, District 1

Dennis Keifer
County Supervisor, District 2

Jim Jorgensen
County Supervisor District 3

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Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting
December 4, 2023, 9:00 a.m.
The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance: Supv Mark Kuhn, Supv Dennis Keifer, and Supv Jim Jorgensen (via phone).
Keifer/Jorgensen moved to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 3-0.
Public comment: none.
Jorgensen/Keifer moved to approve the November 27 regular meeting and November 28 meeting minutes from the joint meeting with the Zoning Commission. Motion carried 3-0.
Keifer/Jorgensen moved to approve the claims presented: County #1173-1230, Engineer/Secondary Roads #10314-10320, and Drains #15398. Motion carried 3-0. Supv Keifer will contact Bolton & Menk regarding clarification of information he would like on future invoices for the Drainage District #3 repair project.
Updates on various boards/commissions/activities: Supv Jorgensen attended two meetings regarding medical examiner and medical examiner investigator positions and processes. Supv Kuhn attended a Charles City Area Development Corp and Northeast Iowa Workforce Development Chief Elected Official meetings.
Updates on Law Enforcement Center/Courthouse Project: The Board directed Keifer to inform Jason McLendon, Samuels Group Project Manager, to proceed with plaster repair work per PCO #148 that was put on hold after approved in July. Brandi Schmidt, Assessor, commented on the light sensor in the middle of the room that requires motion activity every 15-20 minutes that is problematic; Keifer will follow up on this to try to find a remedy. McLendon provided an e-mail that Dean Snyder had been working with APC on the bollard; Keifer will follow up with McLendon that it still is not in place. Keifer is looking into a third company for an estimate for the water softening system.
Sheriff Jeff Crooks met with mayors from Floyd, Marble Rock, Nora Springs, and Rockford regarding rate for services 28E Law Enforcement Services agreement but has had no feedback from the mayors of Colwell and Rudd. Floyd, Marble Rock and Rockford mayors and the Sherrif thought going from $4/capita to $7 was reasonable and the mayor of Nora Springs thought $25/hour to $50 was reasonable. Kuhn/Jorgensen moved to approve for budgeting purposes for the cities of Colwell, Floyd, Marble Rock, Rockford and Rudd to increase from $4 per capita to $7 and City of Nora Springs from $25/hour to $50. Motion carried 3-0.
Jorgensen/Keifer moved to approve the Medical Examiner and Medical Examiner Investigator job descriptions. Motion carried 3-0. Jorgensen/Keifer moved to appoint Dr David Schrodt as the Floyd County Medical Examiner through December 2025. Motion carried 3-0. Jorgensen/Keifer moved to post the position for Medical Examiner Investigators on the designated county bulletin board and county website. Motion carried 3-0. Compensation and the number of medical examiner investigators will be determined at a future board meeting.
The Board noted an agreement signed by Kuhn in his capacity serving on the Northeast Iowa Chief Elected Officials Board for a February 2022 WIOA Monitoring Review Disallowed Costs Repayment Plan to offset using $66,039.30 from PY23/PY24 WIOA Adult/Dislocated Worker Title Funds. Floyd County’s share of the repayment would have been approximately $1,600 had the members opted to repay by county.
The Board discussed FY25 budget planning. Consensus is to have department heads present two budgets to the board, one at a 0% and a second with recommendations proposed by the comp board to those who are affected and a 3% for those not tied to an elected official. Department heads will be able to sign up for 30-minute time slots starting at 11 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. with a break for lunch on January 2 and 8.
The Board noted a pay increase for Caitlyn Angell, Assessor’s Clerk 1, from $21/hour to $22/hour effective December 4, 2023 to June 30, 2024.
Keifer/Jorgensen moved to approve the hiring of Anna Butinski, Collection Site Substitute, at a wage of $16.57/hour. Motion carried 3-0. The Board noted that Travis Hobert resigned from the substitute pool of workers.
Jacob Page, County Engineer, provided an update on Secondary Roads activities, including working on work orders, drive permits, brushing, blading, and general shop maintenance. The bridge crew did some shoulder work on 240th Ave between Jersey and Kirkwood. The new shed door repairs are nearly completed. The bridge deck on 155th and Victory Ave bridge replacement project is scheduled to be poured on Thursday. Office staff are working at potential day labor projects, T26 and B60 pipe and culvert projects, and general office work. Page is working with Fayette and Bremer counties on utilizing a grant writer to apply for a joint RAISE grant; Floyd County’s share of a grant writer is estimated at $20,000 with the potential for over $7 million in grant funds.
Future agenda items: inspector for CO2 pipelines on December 11 and board appointments.
Keifer/Jorgensen 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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