Brown County Commission 4.16.18

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 16, 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 April 11 payroll was approved as follows: General, $65,460.63; Road and Bridge, $13,740.19; Election, $1,665.77; Technology, $612.51; Appraiser, $7,140.01; Noxious Weed, $1,602; ACC, $6,206.16; JJA Core, $6,817.95; Reinvestment Grant, $1,686; Services for Elderly, $2,613; Solid Waste, $2,499.50; Special MVT, $2,580; Employee Benefit FICA, $7,154.02 and Employee Benefit KPERS, $8,719.18. After State Unemployment/Worker’s Compensation of $163.28 and Insurance of $2,704.79 were taken out, the total paid was $125,628.85.

Department Reports

Brown County Sheriff Chaplain Rich Lehmkuhl reported there are 27 inmates — 22 males and five females — currently at the Brown County Jail.

Brown County Sheriff John Merchant updated the commission on the NextGen 911. There will be an additional cost due to the City of Hiawatha mapping needs updated. Merchant said he would like to see the city take on that expense.

Community Corrections Director Venice Sloan presented the Adult Community Corrections and Juvenile Services grant conditions for the commissioners’ signatures.

Gormley discussed the vacant payroll position in her office. She would like to keep the full time position instead of outsourcing the county payroll.

Gormley presented a letter from Brown County resident Van Koelliker, pertaining to signage at the entrance to the State Lake off of Old Highway 36. Road and Bridge District 1 Road Foreman Herb Roland was present for the discussion. Roland will speak with District 2 Road Foreman Jerry Hisle and order a sign.

Gormley, speaking on behalf of Tim Lentz, requested $3,000 for the 100th Anniversary of the Brown County Fair or the Chamber could pay the bills and present them for repayment. The commissioners would like Lentz to return and update them.

Gormley also presented the following to commissioners:

• Brown County Historical Society’s Treasurer’s report for review.

• Landfill Tonnage Report for signatures.

• Storm Water Permit for approval.

Also at the meeting:

Minutes from the April 9 regular meeting were approved. Buried cable permit 18-02 was approved and signed. Tax Change Orders 2017-78 through 2017-90 were signed and approved.

Commissioners met Monday, April 23. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.


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