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SYNOPSIS OF COUNTY BOARD MEETING, July 22, 2008

July 22, 2008
The Journal

Members present: Seeboth, Berg, Guggisberg,

Lochner and Potter, along with Lay Board Members

Mohr and Kuster. Also in attendance were County

Administrator Enter, County Attorney Olson and Fam-ily

Services Director Henderson.

M/Seeboth, S/Potter, to accept the Minutes of 7-8-

08 and authorize publication of the Synopsis of same,

carried.

M/Berg, S/Guggisberg, to accept and file the Child

Support Statistics Report for the Federal Fiscal Year

2007, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to approve the set up of a

temporary escrow account at Citizens Bank of Min-nesota

for Medical Assistance recoveries pending an

appeal of a Minnesota Supreme Court decision on

the estate of Barg, carried.

M/Seeboth, S/Guggisberg, to authorize two (2)

Family Services agency staff to attend the Midwest

Conference on Child Sexual Abuse scheduled to be

held in Madison, WI on 10/22-23/08 at a cost of $510

each plus mileage in the county owned car, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Seeboth, to authorize Fraud

Investigator Preston Cowing to attend the National

Welfare Fraud Conference scheduled to be held in

Snowmass Village, CO on 9/14-18/08, carried. It

should be noted expenses for this conference would

be paid by the Minnesota Welfare Fraud Investigators

Association except an approximate amount of $200

that Brown County would be responsible for the con-nect

to the airport.

M/Berg, S/Seeboth, to approve the Brown County

Family Services Corporate Foster Care Licensing

and Background Study Fee Policy effective 8-1-08,

carried. It should be noted the adult corporate foster

care initial licensing and relicensing would be $350

per license and the child corporate foster care initial

licensing and relicensing would be $500 per license.

M/Seeboth, S/Guggisberg, to approve the pur-chase

of a 2006 Ford Taurus for $7,000 from the

Department of Administration-State of Minnesota for

Brown County Family Services, carried.

M/Seeboth, S/Guggisberg, to approve the Agree-ment

for River Bend Therapeutic EBD Program Con-tract

for children's day treatment services effective 7-

1-08, carried.

M/Seeboth, S/Potter, to authorize the payment of

Family Services administrative claims in the amount

of $229,270.71, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to accept and file the following

Correspondence Items #1 thru #2; and Consent

Agenda Items #1 thru 47, carried.

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

2008-16 approving a second amended joint powers

agreement of South Country Health Alliance, carried.

M/Berg, S/Guggisberg, to accept and file the

Social Service Case Actions Listing dated 7-2208,

At 10:20 AM, Chairman Lochner convened a

Closed Session to consider Social Services Pay-ments,

whereupon M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to author-ize

the payment of Social Services payments in the

amount of $263,259.45, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Berg, to authorize the payment

of General Government claims in the amount of

$125,785.21, carried.

M/Potter, S/Berg, to approve Res. No. 2008-17

classifying a tax forfeited parcel located in the City of

Comfrey as non-conservation land and authorizing

sale to an adjoining landowner for a sale price of

$750 plus costs, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Berg, to authorize three (3)

Drainage Ditch Repair Requests, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Seeboth, to schedule the Prima-ry

Election Canvass Board for 9 AM on 9-12-08; and

appoint Commissioners Guggisberg and Berg, with

the other Commissioners as alternates, to serve on

the Primary Election Canvassing Board, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve an Absentee Board

for both the Primary and General Elections as provid-ed

for in MN Statute 203B. 13, Subd. 1; and appoint

the following certified election judges to serve on the

Absentee Board: Steve Rutscher, Cindy Meyer,

Pauline Braulick, Ruth Hansen, and Resa Harris from

the Auditor/Treasurer's Office; and Kim Seifert, Scott

Schaefer and Reg Vorwerk from the City of New Ulm,

carried. The function of this Board would be to exam-ine

the signatures on the Absentee Ballot Applica-tions

to verify they match the signature on the respec-tive

returned Absentee Ballot Envelope.

M/Seeboth, S/Potter, to approve the following

School Health Nursing Services Agreements

between Brown County Public Health and the follow-ing

schools in the county for the 2008-09 school year:

Comfrey Schools: $6,467.00 - 4 hours per week;

Sleepy Eye Schools: $51,995.00 - 7 hours per day/5

days per week; Springfield Schools: $14,720.00 - 9

hours per week; River Bend Ed. District: $2,542.00 -Up

to 65 hours per year; New Ulm Schools:

$57,123.00 - 38 hours per week (including 9 hours

per week at St. Paul's; 8 hours per week at MVL; and

21 hours per week at NUACS), carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Seeboth, to accept the bid

received from River Ridge Construction LLC in the

amount of $298,786 for the SP 08-599-45 project for

replacement of Bridge L2422 on 320th Avenue over

the Little Cottonwood River in Mulligan Township, car-ried.

Additional bids were received from M-K Bridge

Construction; Minnowa Const. Inc.; Duininck Bros.

Inc.; Structural Specialties, Inc.; and Robert R.

Schroeder Const., Inc.

M/Seeboth, S/Potter, to accept and file the 2008

2nd Quarter (Cash Basis and Unaudited) Budget

Report which reflects activity at 50 percent of the

budget year as follows: Expenditures of

$12,382,320.19 or 49 percent, and revenues of

$12,794,041.36 or 50.6 percent; and the 2008 2nd

Quarter Supplemental Budgets Report noting expen-ditures

of $699,308.20 or 45.4 percent, and revenues

of $769,402.45 or 56.1 percent of budgeted activity,

M/Potter, S/Guggisberg, to accept and file the

report on activities of the Minnesota River Board

(MRB) as presented by MRB Director Shannon Fis-cher,

M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to approve Conditional

Use Permit Application #C-00201 by Kevin and Jean

Windschitl on property described as part of the NE4

of NE4, Sec. 27-T109NR33W, Leavenworth Town-ship,

Brown County for the purpose of expanding cur-rent

CUP # C-00025 by allowing a 20'x4O' addition of

the body shop building to be used for preparation and

service bay, original CUP allows for a used vehicle

dealership with a maximum of 15 vehicles at any one

time and a body shop, with five (5) conditions listed,

M/Guggisberg, S/Berg, to approve Conditional

Use Permit Application #C-00202 by Marguerite

Runck & MR Paving on property described as the

SE4 except Lot A in the E2 of the SE4 and except

Korth's Subdivision in Sec. 12-T110N-R31W in Mil-ford

Township, Brown County, for the purpose renew-ing

CUP #C-00091 for gravel pit allowing for extrac-tion,

crushing, processing, with four (4) conditions

listed, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Seeboth, to approve the Prelimi-nary

Plat Multi (3) Lot # P-00093 by Jeffrey Juni

known as Juni's Fourth Subdivision on property

described as part of the SE4, Sec. 04 - T110N R31W

& part of NW4 of NE4 Sec. 09 - Twp 110N - R31W

Milford Township, Brown County. Property being plat-ted

is currently a home site and two parcels, with one

(1) condition listed, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve the Preliminary Plat #

P-00092 by Allan Lee known as Country Acres on

property described as part of W2 of NE4, Sec. 26-

T108N-R32W, Albin Township, Brown County. The

property being platted is the current farm site to be

separated from the field, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to approve the Final Plat

#P-00086 by Milford Township known as Essig Com-munity

Park Second Subdivision on property

described as part of Sec. 19-T 109N-R31W, Milford

Township, Brown County, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to approve to include in

the draft 2009 county budget, subject to final budget

approval, the cost of an additional part-time feedlot

inspection staff estimated at approximately $20,000,

with further review by the County Board in the 2009

budget adoption process, carried.

M/Seeboth, S/Berg, to approve renewal of the

Adult Basic Education Cooperative Contract with

Mankato Life Lines Consortium and Brown County for

the period of 7-1-08 thru 6-30-09, with said contract

providing a General Education Degree (GED) Pro-gram

for inmates at a county cost not to-exceed

$8,000, carried.

M/Seeboth, S/Potter, to accept and file the June

2008 Monthly Reports of Activity for the Brown Coun-ty

Sheriff's Department, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Berg, to accept the State of Min-nesota

Off Highway (ATV) Vehicle Enforcement Grant

Agreement in the amount of $4,544 for the period of

7-1-08 thru 6-2009 and authorize Board Chairman

Lochner and County Administrator Enter to sign

same on behalf of Brown County, carried.

M/Seeboth, S/Potter, to approve regular employee

status for Jason Melby, Correctional Officer; and for

Allen Alvig, Social Worker-Adult Mental Health, car-ried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Berg, to accept the resignation of

Doug Maeder, FT Engineering Technician effective 7-

25-08 and authorization to post the position vacancy

at a later date if deemed necessary, carried.

M/Potter, S/Seeboth, to accept the resignation of

Larry Wall, FT Intensive Supervision Probation

Agent, effective 8-8-08 with the agreement he stay on

as an Intermittent PT Intensive Supervision Agent no

longer than 9-30-08 and authorize posting the posi-tion

vacancy internal/external simultaneously, carried.

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

of Kevin Guggisberg to the Regular PT Deputy

Sheriff/Court Security position at the hourly rate of

$15.2598 (Grade IX, Step 3) effective 7-25-08, car-ried.

M/Seeboth, S/Guggisberg, to authorize the pur-chase

of a 2008 Ford Fusion SE V6 from Chuck

Spaeth Ford under the state contract pricing as avail-able,

carried, with Berg and Lochner dissenting.

M/Berg, S/Seeboth, to approve Historical Marker

Placement Authorization for a historical marker to be

placed on the Brown County Museum property

through grant funds from the State Historical Preser-vation

Office, carried.

Correspondence C-1 thru C-20 were accepted and

filed.

Berg reported on EMS and Emergency Prepared-ness

matters; Seeboth reported on the Drug Court

graduation on 7-15-08; Potter reported on the County

Park Commission meeting on 7-14-08; the RCRCA

meeting on 7-21-08; and on the Ag Society; Lochner

reported on the Health Insurance Committee meeting

of 7-10-08.

Calendars were coordinated for the next two week

period.

There being no further business, Chairman Lochn-er

declared the Meeting adjourned at 12:40 PM.

The Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting of July

22, 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:

cntyadmn@co.brown.mn.us; Home Page Address:

www.co.brown.mn.us.

 
 

 

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