Brown County Commission 7.31.18

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session Tuesday, July 31. 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. Keith Olsen opened the meeting at 8:10 a.m.

Commissioner Steve Roberts joined the meeting at 8:13 a.m.

Property Valuation Division (PVD) Appraiser Angela Wright, PVD Assistant Director Roger Hamm, and Brown County Deputy Appraiser Teresa Clements were present to introduce Wright as the Brown County Interim Appraiser. Hamm also discussed options Brown County has to permanently filling the Brown County Appraiser position.

Mikaela Moore with Hiawatha Foundation for Economic Development Director presented the microloan report for the commission’s review and approval. Moore also updated the commission on various ongoing HFED projects.

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 decided to give a $0.50 raise to Manuel Martinez starting with the Aug. 15 pay date.

The commissioners decided to allow use of the Courthouse and Courthouse Square for the 7th Annual Family Fun Day Block Party from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.

Department Reports

Brown County Undersheriff Randy Linck reported there are 25 inmates — 19 males and six females — currently at the Brown County Jail.

Services for the Elderly Director Lori Gray updated the commission on taxi services.

Also at the meeting:

The July 31, 2018 month-end claims were approved as follows: General, $126,829.67; Road and Bridge, $497,723.53; Historical Society, $4,166.66; Employee Benefit, $70,953.62; Election, $6,903.26; Extension, $8,150; Mental Health, $5,850; Developmental Services, $2,254.33; Capital Improvement, $2,009.17; Appraiser, $1,236.73; Ambulance, $8,391.66; Noxious Weed, $1,721.50; Diversion, $726.16; 911 SB50, $8,188.29; ACC, $1,865.11; JJCR, $5,398.74; Reinvestment Grant, $120.77; Services for Elderly, $3,854.82; Solid Waste, $56,753.37; and Payroll, $330.33. The total was $813,427.72.

The Aug. 1 payroll was approved as follows: General, $66,248.03; Road and Bridge, $17,127.80; Election, $1,665.77; Technology, $771.75; Appraiser, $6,320.02; Noxious Weed, $1,676.25; ACC, $6,206.37; JJA Core, $6,885.29; Reinvestment Grant, $1,682.86; Services for Elderly, $2,457; Solid Waste, $3,923.50; Special MVT, $1,380; Employee Benefit FICA, $7,535.77; and Employee Benefit KPERS, $8,612.98. After State Unemployment and Workers Compensation of $141.85 and Insurance of $2,084.26 were taken out, the total was $130,267.28.

The commissioners approved the minutes from Monday, July 23.

The commissioners met on Monday, Aug. 3. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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