Brown County Commission 5.7.18

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session Monday, May 7. Members present were Chairman Steve Roberts, Keith Olsen and Dwight A. 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.

The commissioners held a 10-minute executive session on non-elected personnel with the commissioners and the job applicant present. After the meeting closed, the commissioners offered the landfill position to Bruce Kleppe. Kleppe accepted the landfill position.

The commissioners held a five-minute executive session on non-elected personnel with the three commissioners, Hill 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.

Salih Doughramaji, regional project manager for the Kansas Department of Commerce, and Michaela Moore director with Hiawatha Foundation for Economic Development, discussed the ROZ program with the commission. Gormley will update the resolution and present it to the commission next Monday for signatures.

Moore presented the Bread Bowl’s Environmental Review Record for the commissioners’ signatures.

Department Reports

Brown County Undersheriff Randy Linck reported there are 31 inmates – 25 males and six females – currently at the Brown County Jail.

Community Corrections Director Venice Sloan presented the Reinvestment Grant for the commission’s signatures. Sloan also discussed trading in two of their older cars with remaining funds.

Noxious Weed Director George Bruning discussed the need for a full time landfill employee versus hiring an individual to work for Road and Bridge and at the landfill.

Also at the meeting:

The commission approved the April 30 minutes.

Gormley presented the Bridge Report for the commission’s review.

The next regular meeting was held Monday, May 14. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.


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