Brown County Commission

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session Monday, April 23. Members present were Chairman Steve Roberts and Dwight Kruse. 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. Commissioner Roberts opened the meeting at 8:10 a.m.

Michelle Moreno with Brown County Relay for Life requested use of the Courthouse and Courthouse Square on June 15, for the Brown County Relay for Life. Moreno stated they would need use of the facilities from 5 to 10 p.m.

Ruth Shaver, Julee Blevins, Jim Riegle and Lana Riegle with Brown County Humane Society discussed Brown County donating $4,000 for the Brown County Humane Society. Commissioner Roberts would like a week or two to discuss with the other commissioners the possibility of making a donation.

Tim Lentz with Horton Chamber of Commerce discussed a few options they are pursuing for the Brown County Fair Parade. Lentz suggested the Horton Chamber of Commerce pay the bills for the parade entertainment and submit the bills for reimbursement from Brown County. By doing the billing this way, the Chamber will not keep the excess funds. The commissioners decided to donate a monetary amount not to exceed $3,000 to the Horton Chamber of Commerce.

Gary Shear, Larry Day, Donna Thonen and Delores Waite with the Brown County Historical Society Board introduced Lynn Allen as the new Brown County Historical Society Curator. The Board also updated the commission on various projects.

Jake Wisdom with Wisdom CPA LLC, discussed the possibility of outsourcing the county payroll. Roberts requested that Gormley investigate the HIPAA legalities with outsourcing payroll.

Also at the meeting:

The commissioners approved the April 16 minutes.

The next regular meeting was held Monday, April 30, to approve month end bills. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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