Floyd County Board to consider more funding for communications position

The Floyd County Board of Supervisors on Monday plans to review and possibly vote on a communications and marketing partnership with the Charles City school district, municipal government and Area Development Corporation.

The board will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, in the Floyd County Courthouse Assembly Room.

At the board’s Oct. 17 meeting, city and school district officials urged the county to join a 28E agreement to fund a community marketing and promotion liaison position. The new arrangement would replace lost funding that supports a Charles City Public Access Network position. Its funding source has been cable television franchise fees, collection of which has declined.

According to their presentation, the city and school district are seeking six months of funding the position, which would continue to be filled by CCCSD Director of Communications Justin DeVore. The agreement would start Nov. 1

In total it would split $41,000 — half of DeVore’s annual pay — between the partners, with the school district paying $20,500 for 20 hours per week, the city paying $10,250 for 10 hrs per week, CCADC paying $5,125 for 5 hours per week and the county funding $5,125 for 5 hours per week. That would mean the county paying $2,125 above its current $3,000 annual fee paid for the cost of recording and posting board of supervisor meetings on the Charles City Public Access Network website and Channel 4.

The 28E entities would meet monthly and DeVore would be required to report activity, according to meeting minutes.

Charles City Mayor Dean Andrews, Charles City Community School District Dr. Anne Lundquist, and CCCSD Director of Communications Justin DeVore, presented information on Oct. 17 requesting the county participate.

Monday’s agenda also includes:

• an update on the Law Enforcement Center/Courthouse project;

• a possible vote on agreement between the state and county regarding driver’s licenses, non- operator’s identification cards and persons with disabilities devices;

• a 9:15 a.m. public hearing followed by a vote on a purchase agreement from Iowa Department of Transportation regarding 0.06 acres known as Part of the NESE 35-95-17
— A vote on pavement markings;

• Discussion regarding Roadside Management/Weed Commissioner duties

• Discussion regarding county engineer/secondary road activities

• Note staffing changes in the Assessor’s office: Brandi Schmidt’s appointment as assessor and Cris Parker appointed as assistant assessor.


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