Brown County Commission

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Sept. 24 and in special session on Friday, Sept. 28.

Monday, Sept. 24

The commissioners met in regular session at 8:10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 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 Roberts entered the meeting at 8:20 a.m.

Olsen discussed an inquiry to do CPR courses for the county employees. Commissioners will revisit the option to offer CPR courses to county employees this winter.

Department Reports

Sheriff John Merchant discussed taking sealed bids on a 2002 Dodge Durango with 154,272 miles and 2011 Ford Crown Victoria with 138,241 miles. Bids will be accepted until Oct. 26. Bid opening will take place at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Commissioners approved the purchase of a 2019 Ford Taurus Sedan for $22,150 for the Sheriff’s Department.

Commissioners approved a $1 per hour pay raise for Brittany Pagnano to take on additional tasks at the Sheriff’s Office.

County Attorney Kevin Hill updated the commission on the security measures the county has in place at the Courthouse.

Also at the meeting:

Gormley presented the 2019 Extension Council budget for the Commission’s signatures and discussed quotes to replace the county fuel system.

Bids for the 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan were as follows: Jacques Muller with a bid of $912.99. The commissioners approved Muller’s bid.

Commissioners approved Jeremy Stover for an Emergency Vehicle Permit.

Commissioners reviewed and approved the Sept. 17 minutes.

The commissioners went into executive session on non-elected personnel with the two commissioners, Sheriff John Merchant and Undersheriff Randy Linck. Following executive session, no binding action was taken.

Friday, Sept. 28

The commissioners met in special session to approved month-end bills on Friday, Sept. 28. The following members were present: Dwight A. 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.

Commissioners approved payment of month-end claims as follows: General, $95,892.04; Road and Bridge, $26,399.22; Historical Society, $4,166.66; Employee Benefit, $71,751.67; Election, $2,763.75; Extension, $8,150; Mental Health, $5,850; Developmental Services, $2,254.33; Appraiser, $548.88; Ambulance, $15,308.40; Noxious Weed, $2,158.14; Diversion, $1,420.26; 911 SB50, $33,156.34; ACC, $2,375.07; JJCR, $4,689.33; Reinvestment Grant, $263; Services for Elderly, $3,671.10; Solid Waste, $51,248.42; and Payroll, $330.33. The total paid was $332,396.94.

Commissioners also approved Sept. 26 payroll as follows: General, $70,676.68; Road and Bridge, $12,472; Election, $245.77; Technology, $517.57; Appraiser, $6,320; Noxious Weed, $1,720.75; ACC, $9,113.63; JJA Core, $10,779.20; Reinvestment Grant, $3,023.26; Services for Elderly, $2,574; Solid Waste, $3,983.25; Special MVT, $1,380; Employee Benefit FICA, $7,439.73; and Employee Benefit KPERS, $8,934.59. After State Unemployment Workers Compensation of $129.34 and insurance of $10,178.46 were taken out, the total was $128,872.63.

Also approved were the Sept. 24 minutes.

The next regular meeting was held Monday, Oct. 1. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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