Brown County Commission 8.27.18 and 8.31.18

Monday, Aug. 27

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Aug. 27, with the following members present: 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. Commissioner Olsen opened the meeting at 8:10 a.m.

Morgan Pralle of GN Bank, requested the county barricade a portion of Kestrel and 240th roads from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, for the Humane Society Dog Run.

Melvin Baker, Democratic candidate for Representative 62nd district, visited with the commission in regards to the upcoming Nov.  6 General Election.

William Vonderschmidt, Dave Wilson, Steve Winters and Sam Schuetz were present on behalf of the American Legion Homer White Post No. 66. They updated the commission on the American Legion building. Winters discussed multiple projects including a new front façade and moving the AC/Heating unit to the basement.

Winters also discussed the need for a new AC/Heating system at the American Legion building. The commission suggested the Legion get one additional quote and report back.

Department Reports

Brown County Undersheriff Randy Linck reported there are 30 inmates — 23 males and seven females — currently at the Brown County Jail.

Noxious Weed Director George Bruning discussed a request from a Brown County resident to mow the excess former CRP ground. The commission decided to include the excess ground with the next annual hay bid in the spring.

Also at the meeting:

Commissioners approved the Aug. 20 minutes.

Commissioners entered into a 10-minute executive session on non-elected personnel with Gormley and Boyles present to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel with executive session necessary to protect privacy interests. No binding action was taken.

Gormley presented the Conservation District County Certification to District to the commission for signatures.

Friday, Aug. 31

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Friday, Aug. 31, to approve month-end bills. The following members were present Chairman Steve Roberts, Keith Olsen and Dwight A. Kruse. 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. Commissioner Roberts joined the meeting at 8:14 a.m.

The Aug. 31 month-end claims were approved as follows: General, $86,789.30; Road and Bridge, $702,818.53; Historical Society, $4,166.66; Employee Benefit, $70,078.36; Election, $8,484.09; Extension, $8,150; Mental Health, $5,850; Developmental Services, $2,254.33; Appraiser, $1,318.34; Ambulance, $8,645.24; Noxious Weed, $241.95; Diversion, $475.76; 911 SB50, $2,682.29; ACC, $2,503.76; JJCR, $2,552.59; Investment Grant, $262; Services for Elderly, $3,664.85; Solid Waste, $44,755.22; and Payroll, $330.33. The total paid was $956,023.60.

The Aug. 29 payroll was approved as follows: General, $71,599.60; Road and Bridge, $16,799.16; Election, $245.77; Technology, $695.18; Appraiser, $6,320.01; Noxious Weed, $1,581.75; Diversion, $973.84; ACC, $6,206.16; JJA Core, $6,915.35; Reinvestment Grant, $1,696.11; Services for Elderly, $2,613; Solid Waste, $3,959.13; Special MVT, $1,380.01; Employee Benefit FICA, $8,071.20; Employee Benefit KPERS, $9,037.46. After State Unemployment and Workers Compensation of $130.30 was taken out, the total was $137,963.43.

Commissioners also approved minutes from the Aug. 27 meeting.

Kruse was appointed as the KCAMP voting delegate for Brown County and Olsen as the alternate.

The next regular meeting was held Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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