GOVERNING BODY: Brown County Commission

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on July 2. Members present were 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.

La Rochelle Young, deputy director faith-based and community initiatives, visited with the commission about the need for foster families in Brown County. Brown County currently has about 30 foster families and about 100 children in foster care.

Department Reports

Brown County Sheriff John Merchant reported there are 24 inmates – 14 males and 10 females – currently at the Brown County Jail. Sheriff Merchant updated the commission on the training he attended in Tulsa, Okla., last week. Brown County Undersheriff Randy Linck discussed a burn permit issued to 2262 Kingfisher Road.

2019 Budget

Sheriff Merchant discussed the 2019 Sheriff’s Budget with the commission.

Jeremy Forkenbrock was present to discuss the 2019 Ambulance Budget with the commission.

The commission reviewed the 2019 budgets again and made adjustments.

Also at the meeting:

The commissioners approved the June 29 minutes.

The commissioners approved a temporary permit to Lisa Radley for a two-day liquor license at 2250 Goldfinch Road, in Hiawatha beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 28, and ending at 12 a.m. Sunday, July 29.

Gormley will reschedule a conference call with Roger Hamm of KDOR/PVD.

Commissioner Roberts left the meeting for a total of three minutes and Commissioners Kruse left the meeting for a total of two minutes.

The next regular meeting was held Monday, July 9. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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