Brown County Commission 10.2.2016
Monday, Sept. 26
The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session Monday, Sept. 26. Commissioners present were Chairman Warren Ploeger, Keith Olsen and Steve Roberts. Also present were County Clerk Melissa Gormley and Deputy County Clerk Dawn Boyles. County Attorney Kevin Hill was present for a portion of the meeting.
Brown County Sheriff John Merchant reported there are 12 inmates – seven males and five females – currently at the Brown County Jail. Merchant also presented a building permit to the commissioners for their approval. The 16-foot by 30-foot storage shed will be located at the sheriff’s department. Commissioners approved Edelmans to construct the storage shed.
Merchant discussed the unofficial grant of $37,920 that the sheriff’s department has been awarded from the state. The grant will be for mobile data in the patrol cars.
IT Director Sandy Carter discussed with the commissioners about the purchase of a new Sonicwall/firewall. The amount to purchase would be $1,721 and Carter has the funds in her budget to cover the purchase.
Commissioners approved the Sept. 19 minutes.
Hill presented to the commissioners a copy of the petition for the tax sale he filed in district court last week.
Gormley presented the 2016 KCAMP Annual Coverage Questionnaire for the commissioners’ approval.
Commissioners approved the Buried Cable Permit 16-09.
Tax change orders 2015-175 and 2015-177 were approved and signed.
Gormley invited the commission and press to a small reception being held in honor of Manuel Martinez, the courthouse janitor, becoming a United States Citizen. The reception was held on the second floor at 10 a.m.
The next regular meeting was held Friday Sept. 30, to approve month-end bills.
Friday, Sept. 30
The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session Friday, Sept. 30. Commissioners present were Chairman Warren Ploeger, Keith Olsen and Steve Roberts. Also present were County Clerk Melissa Gormley and Deputy County Clerk Dawn Boyles. County Attorney Kevin Hill was present for a portion of the meeting.
The Sept. 28, payroll was approved as follows: General, $62,114.50; Road & Bridge, $11,939.22; Election,$ 225.77; Technology, $333.50; Appraiser, $6,740.02; Noxious Weed, $1,524.54; Diversion, $0; ACC, $8,449.93; JJA Core, $8,938.85; ACE Fund, $193.44; Services for Elderly, $2,462.25; Solid Waste $2,455.19; Special MVT, $2,600; Employee Benefit FICA, $6,643.03; and Employee Benefit KPERS, $7,934.16. After State Unemployment and Workers Compensation of $135.89 and Insurance of $7,916.44 were taken out the total was $114,502.07.
The Sept. 30 month-end claims were approved as follows: General, $107,931.83; Road & Bridge, $65,234.49; Historical Society, $3,333.33; Employee Benefit, $50,658.95; Election, $669.97; Extension Council, $7,750; Mental Health, $5,850; Mental Retardation, $2,254.37; Appraiser, $1,623.32; Ambulance, $9,583.33; Noxious Weed, $2,356.07; Diversion, $748.43; 911 SB50, $3,294.91; ACC, $1,735.33; JJCR, $2,862.21; Federal Ace Funds, $361.81; Services for Elderly, $3,620.57; Solid Waste, $35,344.95; and Payroll ,$390.26. The total is $305,604.13
The Sept. 26 minutes were approved.
Commissioners approved the Buried Cable Amended Permits 16-09 and 16-10.
Gormley presented and the commissioners the Union Pacific Railroad’s Project numbers 7 X-2952-01 and 7 X2953-01 agreements.
Commissioners appointed Connie Zeit to the N.E.K. Multi-County Board of Health. Zeit will replace the retired Karla Harter’s position.
Tax change orders 2015-178 through 2015-181 were approved and signed.
The next regular meeting was held Monday, Oct. 3. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.