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Floyd County to keep courthouse open but with ‘limited’ access

All around the state, organizations and businesses alike are having emergency coronavirus-related meetings to structure how they will operate in the uncertain future – this is what the Floyd County elected officials did yesterday.

Here is what they came up with:

The courthouse and other facilities will be open during regular business hours – though access will be limited.

A release from March 16th reads:

“Floyd County is implementing MINIMAL TO MODERATE mitigation activities with respect to the level of community transmission or impact of COVID-19 in accordance with information provided by the Iowa Department of Public Health.”

The Floyd County Treasurer Frank Rottinghaus says the county is encouraging locals to utilize the online services.

 

And one should make sure not to come to any facility with any COVID-19 symptoms (cough, shortness of breathe, fever).

“Assessor – Informal hearings regarding protest for property values start March 16 and will be held as scheduled. Board of Review hearings starting May 1 will be held as scheduled but may be subject to change. Applications for Homestead Tax Credit, Disabled Veteran’s Homestead Credit, Military Service Tax Exemption, Business Property Tax Credit, Family Farm Credit, and any other credits and exemptions should be obtained through the Iowa Department of Revenue website or by contacting the County Assessor at (641) 257-6151 or http://www.floydcoia.org/137/Assessor and should be filed by mail or online as applicable. Visit Facebook page, Floyd County Assessor, for up-to-date information.

Attorney – Offices will be closed to walk-in traffic. Please call (641) 228-7571 to speak with an attorney or to schedule appointments.

Auditor – Nomination papers for the June 2 Primary and November 3 General Elections will be accepted in office. Requesting an Absentee Ballot by mail for the Primary and General Elections are strongly encouraged. Voter Registration is recommended to be conducted by mail, through the Iowa Dept of Transportation Drivers License or Iowa Secretary of State websites. Fiscal year 2021 City, Township and School Budgets will accepted in office. Passport applications will continue to be processed in office. Access to GIS/Beacon website should be done via mail or online. Call (641) 257-6131, e-mail auditor@floydcoia.org, or visit the Floyd County Auditor’s Office Facebook page or https://www.floydcoia.org/159/Auditor-Elections for more information.

County Social Services/General Assistance – Call (641) 257-6363 (primary #) or (855) 266-1257 (secondary # if no answer at primary #) or visit http://www.countysocialservices.org for more information.

Clerk of Court (State Office) – Call the office at (641) 228-7777 for court-related services.

Conservation – Naturalist programs are cancelled. Events with attendance of 50 people or higher will not be held. Fossil and Prairie Center is scheduled to open for visitors on May 1. Call (641) 756-3490, e-mail fpcenter@floydcoia.org or visit Facebook page, Floyd County Conservation, for more information.

Emergency Management – Call (641) 257-6144 or e-mail LWeber@floydcoia.org for assistance. Visit Facebook page, Floyd County Iowa Emergency Management Agency, for up-to-date information.

Engineer – Most services can be addressed by phone rather than in person. Call (641) 257-6151 for information.

Environmental Health/Sanitarian – Call (641) 257-6155, e-mail fcbh@floydcoia.org or visit Floyd County Health Department Facebook page for more information for information regarding nuisance complaints, well closings, and other environmental/sanitarian needs. Apply for septic system and a free private well water tests online at https://www.floydcoia.org/FormCenter/.

Planning & Zoning – In lieu of visiting the office, call (641) 257-6144 or e-mail LWeber@floydcoia.org for assistance. Building permits, zoning, and conditional use forms are available at https://www.floydcoia.org/195/Permits-Applications.

Public Health – Home care services continue as scheduled. Visit Facebook page, Floyd County Public Health/Home Health Care, or call (641) 257-6111 for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 and other health related information.

Recorder – Public access to land records and vital records stored in the Recorders vault is not allowed, therefore no genealogy searches or unnecessary land record searches may be performed until further notice. Land records may be accessed at www.iowalandrecords.org from 1993 to present. Vital records such as marriage, birth & death certificates are available by mail or by calling VitalCheck at 866-809-0290. DD214 records may be accessed through the mail with proper identification. Boat, snowmobile and ATV/UTV license renewals can be performed by mail. Hunting and Fishing licenses can be performed online at https://www.iowadnr.gov/. Call (641) 257-6154, e-mail recorder@floydcoia.org or visit the Floyd County Recorder-Iowa Facebook page for more information.

Sheriff – Inmate visitation is shut down for the time being. Most information can be taken care of over the phone or in person at a later date. Call (641) 228-1821 or visit Floyd County Sheriff’s Office – IA Facebook page for more information. In case of an emergency, dial 911.

Supervisors – Workshop Board meetings will be held every Monday at 9 a.m. Regular (action) meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month beginning at 9 a.m. Special meetings will be called as needed.

Treasurer – Property tax and vehicle renewal registration payments should be mailed to the office or paid online at www.iowataxandtags.org. Issuance of vehicle titles can be completed by mail after contacting the office by telephone. Many drivers can renew their driver’s licenses online at https://mymvd.iowadot.gov/. Driver License knowledge tests and some drive exams will be conducted at this time. Call 641) 257-6118 for more information.

Veterans Affairs – Appointments only; no walk-in traffic. VA van services are being discontinued until further notice. Call (641) 228-1850, e-mail mdeike@floydcoia.org or visit the Floyd County Iowa Veterans Affairs Facebook page or http://www.floydcoia.org/153/Veterans-Affairs for more information.”

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Carter Melrose

Carter bullied his way onto the KCHA radio waves after spending 4 years at the University of Iowa as a studying journalist. He writes news, short stories, features, but more than anything, he has a proclivity to wax philosophically.

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