Brown County Commission 2.28 and 3.5
Wednesday, Feb. 28
The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 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.
The agenda was modified to include a bid opening for hay at 9 a.m.
Tube bids for the three road districts were opened. Bids for the combined three districts were as follows: Welborn Sales with a bid of $44,526.50; Metal Culverts with a bid of $45,636.45; J and J Drainage Products, Inc. with a bid of $44,603.65; Midwest Service and Sales Company with no bid. Road Foremen Herb Roland, Todd Gruber and Jerry Hisle were present for the bid opening. The bid from Welborn Sales for $44,526.50 was approved.
Oil Bids for an estimated 500,000 gallons of RS-1HP for road oiling were opened. Bids were as follows: Vance Brothers, Inc. with a bid of $1.70 per gallon and Coastal Refining and Marketing with a bid of $2.59 per gallon. Road Foremen Roland, Hisle and Gruber were present for the bid opening. The bid from Vance Brothers, Inc. for $1.70 per gallon for RS-1HP was approved.
Hay bids for the Transfer Station’s approximately 22 acres of brome hay ground were as follows: Ray Vonderschmidt with a bid of $510 total; Troy Kolb with a bid of $1,115 total; and Meyer Custom Baling with a bid of $750. The bid from Troy Kolb for $1,115 was approved.
A liquor license for Sac and Fox Casino was approved.
The commissioners reviewed and approved the Powhattan Township and Washington Township Annual Reports.
DOVES Director Debbie Duncan requested a $4,000 donation, which was granted by the commissioners.
Kristin Watkins, NEK Multi County Health CEO, visited with the commission about the possibility of adding on to the Health Department building located at 907 S. Second Street, as well as damage to the parking lot. Also present were Susanna Cooper and Kristina Romine. The commission suggests Watkins contact the state to see what grants are available. Commissioner Roberts will discuss the parking lot issues with District 1 Road Foreman.
Also at the meeting:
The Feb. 19 minutes were approved.
Commissioners approved Resolution No. 2018-07, approving a lease purchase agreement for the purpose of procuring “911 call center equipment.”
Tax Change orders 2017-28 and 2017-50 through 2017-51 were signed and approved.
The Feb. 28 month-end claims were approved as follows: General, $106,346.34; Road and Bridge, $58,170.86; Special Machinery, $27,592.90; Historical Society, $4,166.66; Employee Benefit, $75,571.85; Election, $5,945.50; Extension, $8,150; Mental Health, $5,850; Developmental Services, $2,254.33; Appraiser, $634.24; Ambulance, $8,391.66; Noxious Weed, $877.56; Diversion, $850.65; 911 SB50, $2,125.38; ACC, $1,615.82; JJCR, $2,960.71; Services for Elderly, $3,779.91; Solid Waste, $38,342.73; and Payroll, $330.33. The total paid is $353,957.43.
The Feb. 28 payroll was approved as follows: General, $72,114.78; Road and Bridge, $15,033.85; Election, $2,665.77; Technology, $398.12; Appraiser, $7,128.38; Noxious Weed, $1,889.50; ACC, $9,344.15; JJA Core, $10,775.78; Reinvestment Grant, $3,017.75; ACE Fund, $158.42; Services for Elderly, $1,852.50; Solid Waste, $2,853.75; Special MVT, $3,000.80; Employee Benefit FICA, $7,808.32; and Employee Benefit KPERS, $9,669.38. After State Unemployment/Workers Compensation of $164.03 and insurance of $10,791.77 were taken out, the total was $136,755.45.
Monday, March 5
The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, March 5, with the following members present: Chairman Roberts and Commissioners Kruse and 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.
Tim Lentz and Glen Obbards of the Horton Chamber of Commerce discussed various ideas for the 100th anniversary of the Brown County Fair.
Bids for the C and D Pit were opened. Bids were as follows: Aller’s LLC with a bid of $4,450 and Knudson Construction with a bid of $3,800. Commissioners approved the bid from Knudson Construction for $3,800.
Gormley discussed updating the Credit Card Policy with the commissioners.
Brown County Undersheriff Randy Linck reported there are 27 inmates — 24 males and three females — currently at the Brown County
Also at the meeting:
The Feb. 28 minutes were approved.
Commissioners entered into a 10-minute executive session on non-elected personnel with Brown County Appraiser Tami Antoine, to discuss personnel matters of non elected personnel with executive session necessary to protect privacy interests. No binding action was taken.
The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, March 12.