Governing Body: Brown County Commission 2.25.2019

Monday, Feb. 25

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Feb. 25, with the following members present: Chairman Keith Olsen, and Commissioners 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. Keith Olsen opened the meeting at 8:10 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all. Shane Spangler led the meeting with a prayer.

Hill updated the commission on the last meeting of the Hiawatha Hospital Advisory Board.

Brown County resident Amy Kopp updated the commissioners on a legislative meeting that she attended in Topeka last week concerning wind turbines in Kansas.

Department Reports

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

Sheriff Officer Brian Guilliams was present to discuss a program he has been working on about aggressive driving for high school students.

Gormley discussed the solid waste fees with the commissioners.

Also at the meeting:

The commissioners entered into a five-minute executive session on non-elected personnel with the commissioners, Brown County Treasurer Cheryl Lippold and Gormley. Following the executive session, no binding action was taken.

The commissioners approved Tax Change Orders 2018-94, 2018-98 and 2018-99.

The commissioners approved the Feb. 19 meeting minutes.

The next regular meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28, to approve month-end bills.


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