Brown County Commission 8.14.18
The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, Aug. 14. Members present were Chairman Steve Roberts, Dwight Kruse and Keith Olsen. Also present were County Clerk Melissa Gormley and Deputy County Clerk Dawn Boyles. Brown County Attorney Kevin Hill was present for a portion of the meeting. Chairman Roberts opened the meeting at 8:10 a.m.
Hamm’s Aggregate Sales Representative Jaime Hackmann discussed the county rock needs for chip and seal for 2019. The commissioners will visit with each District Road Foreman and get back to Hamm’s.
Virginia Freese with KANZA Mental Health was present to introduce David Jasper as the new KANZA Mental Health CEO. Freese also discussed a possibility of installing security cameras on their buildings.
Brown County Resident Ashley Skakal discussed the security measures in place at the Brown County Courthouse.
Also at the meeting:
The Aug. 1 payroll was approved as follows: General, $69,518.33; Road and Bridge, $17,322.27; Election, $245.77; Technology, $1,267.88; Appraiser, $6,188.27; Noxious Weed, $1,534; ACC, $9,085.17; JJA Core, $10,749.30; Reinvestment Grant, $3,022.02; Services for Elderly, $2,499.25; Solid Waste, $4,084.50; Special MVT, $1,380; Employee Benefit FICA, $7,747.80; and Employee Benefit KPERS, $8,620.39. After State Unemployment and Workers Compensation of $125.90 and Insurance of $10,177.19 were taken out the total was $132,961.86.
The commissioners approved the minutes of the Aug. 6 regular meeting.
The commissioners approved the 2018-19 cereal malt beverage license for the Casino White Cloud.
The commissioners recessed their meeting to canvass the election ballots from the Aug. 7 Primary Election.
The Board of Brown County Commissioners met Tuesday, Aug. 14, as provided by KSA 25-3101 as a Canvassing Board to canvass the returns from the Aug. 7, 2018, Primary Election. Members present were Steve Roberts, Dwight Kruse and Keith Olsen. Also present were County Attorney Kevin Hill, County Clerk/Election Officer Melissa Gormley, Deputy County Clerk Dawn Boyles; Adam Moon, Governor Jeff Colyer’s campaign; Charlee Bonczkowski, Delaney Bonczkowski and Rebeccca Bonczkowski, Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s campaign; and Janice Lane, Jane Gruber, Linda Ramey, Teresa Clements, Barbara Grabhorn, Karen Lehmkuhl, Stephanie Thompson and Nancy Prawl, canvassing write-in board. Steve Roberts opened the meeting at 8:30 a.m.
The commissioners decided to allow Boyles to assist in canvassing the ballots.
The Aug. 7, 2018, Primary Election voting records were canvassed. There were 29 provisional ballots. The commissioners decided to approve the counting of 29 provisional ballots, with 18 provisional ballots counting, all according to Kansas State Statutes, and not accepting 11 provisional ballots according to Kansas State Statutes.
Walnut Township Clerk Candidates: No candidates were present to draw names from a hat for the tie breaker from the Aug. 7, 2018, Primary Election. The tie breaker was required due to the candidates each receiving seven write-in votes in the election. Commissioner Roberts drew Tom Gudenkauf from the hat. Gudenkauf won the tie breaker and therefore won the position of Walnut Township Clerk.
Gormley reported a 30.22 percent voter turnout for Brown County, including the provisional ballots. The commissioners accepted the Aug. 7, 2018, Primary Election canvass. The Election Canvass adjourned.
The next regular meeting was held Monday, Aug. 20. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.