Brown County Commission 10.22.18
The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Oct. 22, with the following members present: Chairman Steve Roberts, Dwight Kruse and Keith Olsen. Also present was County Clerk Melissa Gormley. County Attorney Kevin Hill was present for a portion of the meeting. Roberts opened the meeting at 8:10 a.m.
Gormley discussed the fire damage to the elevator. A representative from KCAMP and MEI Total Elevator Solutions inspected the fire damage on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The work to repair the elevator would include a complete pump unit upgrade. Gormley presented the bid for the elevator repair proposal with two options available. The first proposal was for $18,407. The second proposal was to expedite the work in the amount of $23,655. The commissioners discussed the two options and voted to accept the bid from MEI for $18,407 with the funds coming from the janitor’s budget.
Due to the elevator being down, Gormley requested the commission to consider moving their meetings to the lobby on the first floor of the Courthouse on Oct. 31 and Nov. 5 so the election could be held in the commissioners room. Commissioner Roberts agreed that this was the best option.
Gormley presented a proposal from Double Check Company, Inc. for the fuel system. Double Check is the company that Brown County currently uses. The commissioners accepted the bid from Double Check for $9,125.99 for the new fuel system.
Commissioner Kruse discussed the proposed AT&T project that will be going through Brown County near Fairview. Commissioner Kruse received a letter from EBI Consulting seeking comments related to the projects potential effect to historical property.
Commissioner Kruse discussed the Flink V-box stainless steel spreader that was purchased on PurpleWave by Road & Bridge District #3. The purchase price was $3440.00.
The commissioners accepted and signed the KDHE transfer station tonnage report and fee calculation.
Bids were opened for Morrill North Bridge Replacement Project (FAS-3). The bids were as follows: Ebert Construction: $500,003.61; King Construction: $369,268; Reese Construction $372,904.13; and Norfolk Construction $299,276. The commissioners accepted the bid from Norfolk Construction for $299,276.
Bids were opened for Hiawatha Southeast Bridge Replacement Project (FAS-33). The bids were as follows: Ebert Construction $521,613; King Construction $389,578; Reese Construction $391,695.20; and Norfolk Construction $316,815. The commissioners accepted the bid from Norfolk Construction for $316,815.
Also at the meeting:
The commissioners approved the Oct. 15 minutes.
The commissioners held a five-minute executive session on non-elected personnel with the three commissioners, Brown County Treasurer Cheryl Lippold 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 next regular meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31, to approve month end bills.