Brown County Commission 6.18.18

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, June 18. Members present were 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.

NEK Multi County Health Director of Operations Kristina Romine presented a quote of $9,611.95 from Carpet Plus to replace the flooring in the County Health Department building. The quote for removal and installation is $5,200. The commission asked Romine to get additional quotes on the installation of the flooring and report back.

Vice President of BG Consultants, Moni El-Assar, discussed the Off-System Bridge Program for 2020 with the commission. The commissioners decided to have El-Assar apply to replace Bridge OS-226.

Gormley requested the commission change the Aug. 13 County Commission/August Primary Canvass meeting to Tuesday, Aug. 14. The commissioners decided to change the meeting date.

The commissioners approved Road and Bridge Permit 18-03.

The commissioners decided to appoint Kruse as the Brown County voting delegate for the Kansas Association of Counties.

Gormley presented the Annual Bridge Inspection invoice for the commission’s approval. The commissioners decided to pay the $31,796 invoice.

Gormley presented the 2017 Audit Review from Mize Houser and Company to the commission.

Gormley presented a quote from ElectionSource for a lockable cart for election equipment. The total is $2,009.17.

Gormley discussed the part-time employee wage structure and the bereavement policy of the Brown County Personnel Policy with the commission.

Department Reports

Brown County Sheriff John Merchant reported that there are 34 inmates – 19 males and 15 females – in the County Jail.

Hill discussed the transfer of the Clerk Trustee funds into the County General Fund. The Clerk Trustee department is no longer a functioning county department. The commission decided to transfer the funds into the County General fund.

Randy Linck and Richard Lehmkuhl with Brown County Emergency Management discussed the duties and requirements of the Emergency Management Department.

Budget Requests

Community Corrections Director Venice Sloan presented the Adult Community Corrections budget for the commission’s signatures.

Gormley reported back to the commission on the 2019 budget and amounts needed to be cut to remain under the tax lid.

Also at the meeting:

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

The commissioners approved the June 11 meeting minutes.

The commissioners met on Monday, June 25. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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