Charles City, Iowa – The Floyd County Supervisors met for a planning session this morning.
Supervisor Mark Kuhn opened the meeting with a touching testimony of Leo Staudt who recently died. Staudt served on the Floyd County Board Of Supervisors for 19 years.
Staudt farmed in Floyd County for 40 years and served in army.
The supervisors heard funding requests from two groups.
The first is Healthy Harvest of North Iowa which connects, networkx and promotes local food in Northeast Iowa.
The group’s representative Jan Libbey says a study they conducted revealed local food production has stimulated the economy by one million dollars through 24 producers.
The Floyd County Community Foundation submitted for a funding request to pay their development associate. The Foundation provides community members a medium to support their favorite causes and non-profit organizations.
They’ve returned nearly 4 million dollars in charitable giving. Their success is from having someone hold a full-time position unlike other counties.
Board member Linda Tjaden says Diane Neuzil, the foundation’s development associate is always involved in the community.
The foundation’s goal is to be self-sufficient. They’re only asking for four thousand dollars, compared to last year’s 10 thousand.
The board received seven proposals for a construction manager for the courthouse and law enforcement center update. The core team will meet and then select three and the board will hear a presentation for each.
The City of Charles City’s planning and zoning committee denied a request from the county to rezone parts of South Jackson street, which would’ve added 10 parking stalls.