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July 8, 2008

July 8, 2008
The Journal

Members present: Seeboth, Berg, Guggisberg,

Lochner and Potter, along with County Administrator

Enter and County Attorney Olson.

M/Berg, S/Seeboth, to accept the Minutes of 6-24-

08 and authorize publication of the Synopsis of same,


M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to accept the 6-17-08

County Board of Equalization Minutes and authorize

publication of same, carried.

M/Seeboth, S/Guggisberg, to authorize the pay-ment

of General Government claims in the amount of

$123,578.52, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to authorize ten (10) Drainage

Ditch Repair Requests, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Seeboth, to approve the Min-nesota

Department of Public Safety Alcohol and

Gambling Enforcement Division Renewal Application

for Optional 2:00 AM Liquor License by City Limits of

Sleepy Eye, Inc, carried.

M/ Guggisberg, S/Berg, to approve regular

employee status for Kelsie Powers, Social Worker-Adult

Mental Health; Laura Dittrich, Assessment

Technician; and Dale Holtz, Ditch Inspector, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to accept the low quote received

in the amount of $19,075.60 from Miesen's Color

Center, Springfield, for completion of the Courthouse

and 1976 Courthouse Addition Exterior Painting Pro-ject,

and authorize the Board Chair and Administrator

to sign a contract with the selected contractor based

on the exterior painting project specifications, carried.

An additional quote was received from Mike's Colli-sion

& Sandblasting, New Ulm; and Karr Tuckpointing

provided a proposal last fall.

M/Seeboth, S/Guggisberg, to approve the Brown

County Regional Cooperative Economic Develop-ment

Plan Memorandum of Understanding, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Seeboth, to set a date for open-ing

of bids for the jail food services at 10:00 AM on 8-

19-08 at the County Board Meeting, carried.

M/Seeboth, S/Potter, to approve the Railroad Sig-nals

& Gates Agreement No. 90987 Between Brown

County; the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad,

Inc.; and the Commissioner of Transportation, State

of Minnesota for the CSAH 27 Rail Safety Improve-ment

Project in Sleepy Eye; and authorize the Board

Chairman and County Administrator to sign same on

behalf of Brown County, carried.

M/Berg, S/Lochner, to approve Res. No. 2008-14

supporting the Railroad Signals & Gates Agreement

No. 90987 for the CSAH 27 Rail Safety Improvement

Project in Sleepy Eye, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to accept and file the fol-lowing

Highway Department Monthly Update: 2008

Construction Projects Update; Future Construction

Projects Update; Maintenance Projects Update, car-ried.

M/Seeboth, S/Guggisberg, to approve Res. No.

2008-15 granting the Wetland Administrator authority

to make decisions on behalf of the County regarding

the Wetland Conservation Act and enforcement

actions that may need to be taken, carried.

M/Seeboth, S/Potter, to approve a Public Health

Department cash account in the amount of $50.00 to

be used for client change for Family Planning

($25.00) and Immunizations ($25.00), carried.

M/Seeboth, S/Berg, to accept and file the report of

revised departmental budget estimates for 2008,

including adjustments in disbursements and revenue,

based on present and expected experience for this

year in the Public Health Department, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to approve the appoint-ment

of Eric Starke, contingent on the passage of the

pre-employment physical and background check, as

a Regular PT Juvenile Crew Leader at the hourly rate

of $15.8951 (Grade XI, Entry) with an effective date

of 7-15-08, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve ratification of termi-nation

of Linda Soukup as a Regular PT Extension

Program Assistant effective 7-3-08 and authorize

posting the vacated position according to

contract/policy; and also approve ratification of tem-porary

use of Manpower Temporary Services during

the interim effective 7-7-08, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Berg, to approve the appoint-ment

of Randee Nohl to the FT Deputy Sheriff posi-tion

at the annual salary of $42,001.00 (Grade XV,

Entry) with a projected start date of 7-28-08 and post-ing

the vacated position of Reg. PT Deputy

Sheriff/Court Security according to policy, carried.

Correspondence C-1 thru C-17 were accepted and


Guggisberg reported on MRCI; and Seeboth

reported on Law Library matters.

Calendars were coordinated for the next two week


There being no further business, Chairman Lochn-er

adjourned the Meeting at 10:35 AM.

The Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting of July

8, 2008, are on file in the County Administrator's

Office and may be viewed during normal business

hours, M-F, 8AM-5PM. Correspondence and requests

for additional information may be directed to the

County Administrator's E-Mail Address:; Home Page Address:



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