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,
M/Berg, S/Guggisberg, to accept and file the Child
Support Statistics Report for the Federal Fiscal Year
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-
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
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
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
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
Correspondence C-1 thru C-20 were accepted and
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
Calendars were coordinated for the next two week
There being no further business, Chairman Lochn-er
declared the Meeting adjourned at 12:40 PM.
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22, 2008 are on file in the County Administrator's
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