Brown County Commission 2.19.2019

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, Feb. 19, with the following members present: Chairman Keith Olsen, Dwight A. Kruse, and Richard L. Lehmkuhl. Also present was Brown County Clerk Melissa Gormley. County Attorney Kevin Hill was present for a portion of the meeting.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all. Jim Farris led the meeting with a prayer.

Department Reports

Brown County Sheriff John Merchant reported that there are 16 male inmates and two female inmates in the county jail.

County Attorney Hill updated the commissioners on the Hospital Advisory Board meeting that was held publicly on Feb. 11. The next meeting will be Friday, Feb. 22, at the Hiawatha City Hall. The public is welcome to attend.

Also at the meeting:

The Feb. 13 payroll was approved as follows: General, $73,078.26; Road and Bridge, $12,672; Election, $245.77; Technology, $656.63; Appraiser, $5,240.01; Noxious Weed, $1,600.25; ACC, $6,396.73; JJA Core, $7,129.01; Reinvestment Grant, $1,746.05; Services for Elderly, $2,728; Solid Waste, $4,075.25; Special MVT, $0; Employee Benefit FICA, $7,388.71; and Employee Benefit KPERS, $9,418.79; After State Unemployment/Workers Compensation of $215.01 and Insurance of $2,608.37 were taken out, the total paid was $129,552.08.

The Feb. 11 minutes were approved. Also approved were Tax Change orders 2018-39 through 2018-52, 2018-54, 2018-63 through 2018-65, 2018-67 through 2018-68, and 2018-70 through 2018-95.

Commissioners entered into a 10-minute executive session on non-elected personnel with the three commissioners, Gormley and Deputy Appraiser Teresa Clements, present to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel with executive session necessary to protect privacy interests. Following the executive session, no binding action was taken.

Commissioners approved a one-hour late start for the courthouse on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

The commissioners’ next regular meeting was held on Monday, Feb. 25. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.


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