Brown County Commission 9.25.17
The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session Monday, Sept. 25. Members present were Steve Roberts, Keith Olsen and Dwight Kruse. 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.
John Matalone with Matalone Insurance visited with the commission about the current Brown County health insurance. Matalone also discussed current health insurance options available to the county.
Stephen Euston with Bukaty Company presented a quote for employee health insurance and discussed different insurance options available to the County.
Charlotte Vandiver requested use of the Courthouse and Courthouse square for the worship bands. Vandiver has requested use from noon until 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. Commissioners approved use of the Courthouse and Courthouse Square.
Brown County Sheriff John Merchant reported there are 26 inmates – 20 males and six females – currently at the Brown County Jail.
Hill presented a termination agreement between Brown County and Andy Delaney. Delaney will no longer be able to fulfill his contract with Brown County due to conflict of interest. Delaney has accepted the position of City of Hiawatha Attorney. The commission accepted Delaney’s resignation.
Hill presented a new contract with Meghan Voracek to replace Delaney for the county court-appointed work. The commission accepted the contract with Meghan Voracek.
Also at the meeting:
There was a correction to the Sept. 18 minutes under the Road and Bridge entry to read: “Brown County Clerk Melissa Gormley presented the agreement between Richardson County, Nebraska, and Brown County, Kansas, on the bridge located on the Kansas Nebraska state line in 4-1-16 Hamlin Township. The commission will table any decisions until they receive a cost estimate on the replacement of the bridge.” The commissioners approved the corrected Sept. 18 minutes.
Gormley presented a letter from Waste Management about the purchase of RSP Trash Service for the commission’s review.
Gormley presented the Union Pacific Railroad Crossing agreement to the Commissioners. The commission approved the agreement.
Gormley presented the bids to seed the lawn on the south side of the courthouse. The bids were as follows: Weed Free Lawns LLC with a bid of $549 and MapleWood Lawn and Landscape with a bid of $975. The commissioners accepted the Weed Free Lawns LLC bid of $549.
The commissioners appointed Kruse as a voting delegate for KWORCC.
Gormley introduced her new Payroll Clerk Betty Brennan to the Commission.
The next meeting was held Friday, Sept. 29, to approve month-end bills.