Governing Body: Brown County Commission

Submitted by Melissa Gormley

County Clerk

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Nov. 4, 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.

Olsen opened the meeting at 8:10 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all, and Lehmkuhl led the meeting with a prayer.

Hiawatha Community Hospital CEO John Broberg came before the board to update commissioners on the Hiawatha Community Hospital.

Lehmkuhl discussed only having the north doors open to the Courthouse for after-hours community events. The Board agreed the south doors should remained locked.

Department Reports

Attorney Hill came before the board to recommend the commission move forward with the generator repair.

Clerk Gormley gave an update on the number of early and advance voters. The count as of Friday, Nov. 1, was 48 advance and 294 early.

Information Technology Director Sandy Carter updated the commissioners on the website for election results. The temporary site will be https://browncountyks.pt7.civic-cms.com/.

Also at the meeting:

The commissioners approved the motion to rent an excavator from Berry Tractor for $4,750 per month.

They also approved David Spain for a Lights and Sirens Permit.

The commissioners approved the Oct. 31 minutes.

There was no meeting on Nov. 11 due to the courthouse being closed in observance of Veterans Day.

The commissioners attended the Kansas Association of Counties meeting Nov. 12-14.

The next regular meeting will be held Monday, Nov. 18.

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