Brown County Commission 10.15.18

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Oct. 15, 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. Roberts opened the meeting at 8:10 a.m.

Moni El-Aasar, Vice President of BG Consultants, presented the Kansas Department of Transportation 1302 Form and the agreement for Bridge OS-226 for the commissioners’ signatures.

Gormley discussed the 2019 health insurance proposals. The health insurance decreased by 1.6 percent. Commissioners approved the 2019 health insurance premiums and Delta Dental premiums.

Commissioners approved a bid of $6,600 from Restoration and Waterproofing Contractors to fix the cracks in the Courthouse. This will come from the janitor’s budget.

Department Reports

Brown County Sheriff John Merchant discussed the issues with the heating and cooling system at the jail. Sheriff Merchant received a letter stating the reason there is difficulty finding parts is because the controls are no longer made and are obsolete. Sheriff Merchant would like to bring in a couple mechanical engineers to evaluate the building to replace the current heating and cooling system. The commission suggested sending out a letter of intent to bid out the project.

Also at the meeting:

Commissioners approved the Oct. 8 minutes.

Tax Change orders 2017-109 through 2017-112 were signed and approved.

The Oct. 10, 2018, payroll was approved as follows: General, $70,416.99; Road and Bridge, $13,239.50; Election, $245.77; Technology, $686; Appraiser, $8,242.08; Noxious Weed, $1,831.50; ACC, $6,187.11; JJA Core, $6,884.64; Reinvestment Grant, $1,687.46; Services for Elderly, $2,613; Solid Waste, $3,982.50; Special MVT, $4,356.31; Employee Benefit FICA, $7,825.16; and Employee Benefit KPERS, $9,273.53. After State Unemployment/Workers Compensation of $126.54 and Insurance of $2,326.59 were taken out, the total paid was $135,018.42.

Commissioners met Monday, Oct. 22. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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