The Floyd County Board of Supervisors has approved a three-tiered approach to their interim county engineer plans.
The Board met in special session Monday morning to develop the plan in the wake of last week’s resignation by Dusten Rolando, the county engineer for the last 20 years. However, supervisors agreed to develop an agreement with Rolando to help the County through the upcoming budgeting process.
Concerned citizen Scott Andrews addressed the board, asking if the move posed any liability issues for the county.
Board Chair Linda Tjaden’s motion for the interim county engineer plan also included contracting for civil engineering services as needed with Scott Sweet of WHKS Engineering Services of Mason City, with county engineering secondary roads and office personnel reporting needs and issues to Supervisor Doug Kamm.
Tjaden and Kamm voted in favor of the plan. Supervisor Roy Schwickerath voted against it.
Supervisors also acknowledged that hiring a permanent replacement for Rolando could take two to three months.
Rolando also submitted his resignation last week as Chickasaw County engineer. Assistant Engineer Roman Lensing, a member of the department for eight years, was elevated to interim engineer. At their regular meeting Monday, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors voted to have human resource attorney, Mike Galloway, to draft a contract for the county engineer position.