Brown County Commission

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session Monday, April 9. Members present were Chairman Steve Roberts, Dwight Kruse and Keith Olsen. 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. Roberts opened the meeting at 8:10 a.m.

Gormley presented the Kansas Department of Labor Safety Inspection Report for the commission’s review. All departments have received their reports and are working to complete the necessary upgrades.

The commissioners held a 10-minute executive session on non-elected personnel with the three commissioner and Gormley 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.

Gormley discussed outsourcing the county payroll. The commissioners approved Gormley to draw up a contract with Wisdoms CPA, LLC, for professional services.

Department Reports

Brown County Sheriff John Merchant reported there are 26 inmates – 21 males and five females – currently at the Brown County Jail.

Noxious Weed Director George Bruning discussed possible new landfill hours once an additional employee is hired.

Also at the meeting:

The commissioners approved the minutes of the April 2 regular meeting.

Gormley presented a Thank You letter to the Ruth and Roger Wolfe Charitable Trust for the Commissions signatures.

The next regular meeting was held Monday, April 16. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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