Brown County Commission 7.9.2018

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, July 9, with the following members present: Chairman Steve Roberts and Commissioners 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.

Roger Hamm, Deputy Director of the Kansas Department of Revenue’s Property Valuation Department, was available by conference call to visit with the commissioners about the appraiser position. Brown County Interim Appraiser Teresa Clements also was present. Hamm discussed the different options the county has in filling the position.

2019 Budget

Brown County Register of Deeds Nellie Brockhoff discussed her budget with the commission. The commissioners approved raising the 2019 Register of Deeds budget to $90,000.

Following that discussion, the 2019 Brown County budget was approved for publication with the Register of Deeds budget correction. A Budget Hearing will take place at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 31.

Department Reports

Brown County Undersheriff Randy Linck reported there are 30 inmates — 20 males and 10 females — currently at the Brown County Jail.

Also at the meeting:

The July 3 payroll was approved as follows: General, $68,528.25; Road and Bridge, $17,409.58; Election, $1,665.78; Technology, $964.69; Appraiser, $5,120.01; Noxious Weed, $1,527.75; ACC, $6,207.32; JJA Core, $6,880.99; Reinvestment Grant, $1,683.50; Services for Elderly, $2,717; Solid Waste, $3,933.25; Special MVT, $1,380; Employee Benefit FICA, $7,664.25; and Employee Benefit KPERS, $8,741.88. After State Unemployment/Workers Compensation of $139.14 and Insurance of $2,081.21 were taken out, the total was $132,203.90.

Commissioners approved the July 2 minutes. Commissioners waived the dump charges for Martin Trash Service for the trash from the Brown County Fair.

Commissioners approved the appointment of Jeff Shelton to the KANZA Mental Health Board.

Gormley presented three invoices to be paid for the Brown County Fair parade.

The next regular meeting was held Monday, July 16. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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