Brown County Commission 10.31.17

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, Oct. 31, with the following members present: Commissioners 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.

Department Reports

Brown County Sheriff John Merchant reported that there are 25 inmates – 20 males and five females in the County Jail.

Commissioners entered into a 15-minute executive session on security measures with the two commissioners, Hill, Gormley and Boyles with executive session necessary to not jeopardize the security measures that protect county employees. No binding action was taken.

The Oct. 31 month-end claims were approved as follows: General, $136,686.79; Road and Bridge, $86,762.22; Health, $14,414.50; Historical Society, $3,750; Employee Benefit, $56,853.86; Election, $2,610.87; Extension, $7,875; Mental Health, $5,850; Developmental Services, $2,254.33; Conservation, $6,250; Appraiser, $614.16; Ambulance, $7,975; Noxious Weed, $17,964.89; Alcohol, $7,497.30; Diversion, $828.14; 911 SB50, $2,125.10; ACC, $1,676.63; JJCR, $2,689.64; Services for Elderly, $4,125.04; Solid Waste, $37,330.88; and Payroll, $390.26. The total paid was $406,524.61.

The Oct. 25 payroll was approved as follows: General, $59,284.78; Road and Bridge, $13,523.66; Election, $1,625.77; Technology, $631.56; Appraiser, $6,940.01; Noxious Weed, $2,260.66; ACC, $8,642.14; JJA Core, $10,248.84; ACE Fund, $158.57; Services for Elderly, $2,362.50; Solid Waste, $2,557.50; Special MVT, $2,460; Employee Benefit FICA, $6,695.31; and Employee Benefit KPERS, $8,336.44. After state unemployment/workers compensation of $166.28 and insurance of $8,208.26 were taken out, the total was $117,353.20.

John Matalone of Matalone Insurance discussed employee health insurance benefits for the 2018 year. The commission tabled the discussion until Monday, Nov. 6.

Also at the meeting:

Commissioners approved the Oct. 23 minutes.

Gormley presented a letter of support for KANZA Mental Health for a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation for a new ramp accessible mini van. Commissioners signed the letter as presented.

Gormley presented the repair bids for the Cook Shack skylights at the Ag Museum. The RC Construction bid was $975, and Stephen Stallbaumer Construction, Inc. had a bid of $1,250. Commissioners accepted the bid from RC Construction.

Gormley presented a letter of support for NEK Area Agency on Aging for a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation for a operational funding and transportation services. Commissioners signed the letter.

The next regular meeting was held Monday, Nov. 6. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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