Governing Body: Brown County Commission
The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session Thursday, Nov. 30, with the following members present: Keith Olsen and Dwight Kruse. Also present were County Clerk Melissa Gormley and Deputy County Clerk Dawn Boyles. Brown County Attorney Kevin Hill was present for a portion of the meeting.
The hearing was held by Brown County at 8:30 a.m. to vacate a section of 285th Street. Barbara Sanner and Kurt Sanner attended the hearing to vacate that portion of 285th Street located between Grasshopper Road and Goldfinch Road in Brown County.
John Matalone with Matalone Insurance presented the 2018 FSA Administrative Contract with Corporate Plan Management, the 2018 GAP Claims Administration Agreement, and the 2018 Terms of Engagement with Matalone Insurance to the commission for their approval. Motion by Dwight Kruse to approve the 2018 FSA Administrative Contract with Corporate Plan Management, the 2018 GAP Claims Administration Agreement, and the 2018 Terms of Engagement with Matalone Insurance.
Brown County Sheriff John Merchant reported that there are 36 inmates – 31 males and five females – in the County Jail. Merchant also reported the step pay increases for his department would be an increase of $2,600 total per year.
Merchant and Services for the Elderly Lori Gray discussed the Services for the Elderly parking place on the south side of Courthouse. Also present were John Eicher and Bill Bailey.
The commissioners held a 10 minute executive session on non-elected personnel with the two commissioners, Merchant, Hill and Gormley present to discuss personnel matters of non elected personnel with executive session necessary to protect privacy interests.
Historical Society Director Elizabeth Lane discussed the building located at 607 Utah that had been deeded to the County. Hill recommended Brown County quit claim deed the property back to the Brown County Historical Society.
Also at the meeting:
The Nov. 30 month-end claims were approved as follows: General, $108,795.04; Road and Bridge, $37,814.44; Historical Society, $3,750; Employee Benefit, $56,741.21; Election, $7,446.78; Extension, $7,875; Mental Health, $5,850; Developmental Services, $2,254.33; Appraiser, $1,524.54; Ambulance, $7,975; Noxious Weed, $1,651.22; Diversion, $3,323.05; 911 SB50, $2,124.79; ACC, $2,109.74; JJCR, $3,837.36; Services for Elderly, $6,474.47; Solid Waste, $42,547.72; and Payroll, $330.33. The total was $302,425.02.
The Nov. 22 payroll was approved as follows: General, $62,725.21; Road and Bridge, $13,666.28; Election, $1,737.90; Technology, $581.62; Appraiser, $6,940.01; Noxious Weed, $1,614.07; ACC, $8,676.64; JJA Core, $10,440.31; ACE Fund, $152.09; Services for Elderly, $2,268.75; Solid Waste, $2,660.94; Special MVT, $2,236.01; Employee Ben FICA, $6,912.22; and Employee Ben KPERS, $8,569.39 After State Unemployment and Workers Compensation of $157.48 and Insurance of $8,223.21, the total was $120,800.75.
The commissioners accepted Resolution 17-12 vacating that portion of 285th Street located between Grasshopper Road and Goldfinch Road in Brown County.
The commissioners decided to advertise for a part time Courthouse Security Officer at $15 per hour. Gormley will advertise in local papers with the applications due back by Dec. 15.
The commissioners approved a raise for the Solid Waste and Noxious Weed department heads to $18 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2018.
The commissioners approved the Nov. 20, minutes.
The commissioners approved Richard Brown M.D. as a Deputy Coroner for the 22nd Judicial District of the State of Kansas.
Gormley presented the 2018 Brown County Mental Health Contract for the commission’s approval. The commissioners approved the 2018 Brown County Mental Health Contract.
Commissioners approved changing the Christmas Holiday closing from Friday, Dec. 22, and Monday, Dec. 25, to Monday, Dec. 25, and Tuesday, Dec. 26. The commission will meet for their weekly meeting on Friday, Dec. 29, to approve month end bills.
The next regular meeting was held Monday, Dec. 4. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.