Brown County Commission 1.16.18

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Members present were 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. Steve Roberts opened the meeting at 8:10 a.m.

The commissioners held a 10-minute executive session on non-elected personnel with the three commissioners, Brown County Sheriff John Merchant and Brown County Undersheriff Randy Linck present to discuss personnel matters of non elected personnel with executive session necessary to protect privacy interests. No binding action was taken following the executive session.

Freedom Hospice Director Jeremy Stover visited with the commissioners about Freedom Hospice taking the steps to get licensed for home health. Stover does not know if it will be a feasible option or not depending on the length of time it takes to get licensed.

The commissioners decided to re-appoint Leland Hansen and Keith Olsen to the NEK Multi-County Health Department Board for a three-year term.

Department Reports

Merchant reported that there are 27 inmates – 22 males and five females – in the County Jail.

Also at the meeting:

The commissioners approved the Jan. 8 minutes. The commissioners re-approved Resolution No. 18-06 with an address correction, which re-appoints Bryon Bigham as the District Coroner of the 22nd Judicial District for a four-year term.

Tax Change orders 2017-29, and 2017-31 through 2017-34 were signed and approved.

Gormley presented the Shared Leave Policy to the commission for their review. The commissioners decided to keep the current Shared Leave Policy in place.

Gormley presented the lease agreement for Windmill Lane and AG Museum located at 301 E. Iowa for the commission’s approval. The commissioners approved the lease agreement.

The commissioners met on Monday, Jan. 22. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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