Brown County Commission 3.12.18
The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session Monday, March 12. Members present were Chairman Steve Roberts, Dwight Kruse and Keith Olsen. Also present was County Clerk Melissa Gormley and Deputy County Clerk Dawn Boyles. County Attorney Kevin Hill was present for a portion of the meeting.
The meeting was opened at 8:10 a.m. Commissioner Steve Roberts joined the meeting at 8:12 a.m.
The commissioners decided to increase the charge for oiling to Hiawatha, Horton and the tribes to $750 per hour to cover labor and equipment costs.
David Elsbury and Virgina Freese with KANZA Mental Health updated the commission on Elsbury’s resignation from KANZA Mental Health. Elsbury’s last day will be Saturday, March 31, and Freese will be the new point of contact as interim CEO.
Martha Smith and Logan Bausch with NEK Environmental Services, and Chastity Schumann with NEK Multi County Health Department updated the commission on the 2017 Brown County NEK Environmental Activities. After discussion, Commissioner Kruse requested Smith look into a nuisance policy and report back.
Brown County Undersheriff Randy Linck reported there are 19 inmates — 16 males and three females — currently at the Brown County Jail.
Noxious Weed Director George Bruning discussed having the second sprayer put on the truck this week.
Also at the meeting:
The commissioners approved the March 5 minutes.
Gormley presented a bill from the City of Hiawatha to Brown County for half of the Oxygen Forensics one year renewal license. The commissioners approved the payment.
Tax Change orders 2017-52 through 2017-53 were signed and approved.
Gormley presented a check for $1,610 awarded to the county from the Ruth and Roger Wolfe Charitable Trust. Brown County applied for the grant to replace benches on the Courthouse Square.
Gormley presented a letter from Hiawatha Chamber of Commerce requesting permission to use the Courthouse and Courthouse Square from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The commissioners approved this request.
The next regular meeting was held Monday, March 19. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.