Brown County Commission

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Oct. 23, with the following members present: Chairman Steve Roberts, Dwight Kruse and Keith Olsen. 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.

Patty Merchant requested permission for use of the Courthouse and Courthouse Square for the 21st Annual Jingle Bell Ride from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12. Commissioners approved the request.

Charlie Sedlock of Hamm’s, updated the commission on services they have available to the county. Sedlock also discussed rates for transfer of solid waste. Commissioners accepted a five-year renewal with a $1 per ton reduced rate.

Department Reports

Brown County John Merchant reported that there are 29 inmates — 23 males and six females — in the County Jail.

Gormley presented for the Tonnage Report to the commission for their review and signatures.

Gormley presented the Department of the Army Permit Application for FAS-6 for the commissioner’s signatures.

Gormley presented a letter of resignation from Andy Delaney, resigning his position on the Dispatch Committee effective Oct. 31. Delaney thanked the commission for his opportunity to work with the county. Delaney has accepted the position of attorney for the City of Hiawatha.

Gormley presented the Audit Agreement for the commissioners’ signatures.

Gormley presented the 2018 Ameritas vision insurance rates to the commission for their review.

Also at the meeting:

Commissioners approved the Oct. 16 minutes.

Commissioners held a five-minute executive session on non-elected personnel with Sheriff Merchant to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel with executive session necessary to protect privacy interests. No binding action was taken.

Commissioners met on Tuesday, Oct. 31, to approve month-end bills. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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