SYNOPSIS OF COUNTY
September 16, 2008
Members present: Seeboth, Berg, Guggisberg,
Lochner and Potter, along with County
Administrator Enter and County Attorney Olson.
M/Guggisberg, S/Seeboth, to accept the
Minutes of 9-2-08 and authorize publication of the
Synopsis of same, carried.
At 9:03 AM, Chairman Lochner convened a
Ditch Hearing to consider setting assessments
and/or liens on drainage ditches with deficit
balances or that do not have enough funds for
repairs/maintenance. No citizens were present
and it was noted that no public comments were
received in the Auditor/Treasurer's Office.
M/Seeboth, S/Berg, to approve placing
assessments/liens on the following drainage
ditches: Amount of $1,000 on CD #48, JD #5
W&B, JD #5 B&R, and JD #24 R&B; $2,000 on CD
#58 and JD #12 B&R; $2,500 on CD #32; $3,000
on CD #12 and CD #13; $5,000 on CD #4, CD
#28-1, CD #57, CD #60, CD #68, and JD #14
B&W; $10,000 on CD #5, CD #10, CD #63, and JD
#9 B&BE; $15,000 on CD #33; $30,000 on JD #30
R&B; and $40,000 on JD #17 R&B, carried.
M/Berg, S/Guggisberg, to authorize the
payment of General Government claims in the
amount of $548,341.57, carried.
M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to authorize six (6)
Drainage Ditch Repair requests, carried.
M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to approve regular
employee status for Anne Grunert, Senior
M/Seeboth, S/Potter, to accept the retirement of
Kayla Gentz, PT HHA/Homemaker for Public
Health effective 9-30-08, carried.
M/Berg, S/Guggisberg, to accept the
resignation of Eric Starke, Regular PT Juvenile
Crew Leader, effective 9-26-08, and authorize to
post the position vacancy internal/external
M/Potter, S/Seeboth, to approve the
appointment to the Public Health Advisory
Committee of Beth Sturm, Springfield citizen
representative, effective for September 2008
through December 2009, to fill the unexpired term
of Maria Flor who resigned from the Committee,
M/Guggisberg, S/Berg, to authorize the
purchase of one (1) new 2009 Ford Police
Interceptor squad car with options specific to
Brown County from Chuck Spaeth Ford for
$22,107.32, noting that Spaeth Ford is matching
the Minnesota state bid contract pricing on the
base price, with an additional $100 for PDI and
clean up, carried.
M/Guggisberg, S/Seeboth, to authorize the
purchase of two (2) new Stalker DSR radar units
($1,856 each, plus freight) minus $100 for trade in
on each unit for a total amount of $1,771 each
under state contract pricing, motion failed, with
Potter, Berg and Lochner dissenting.
purchase of one (1) new Stalker DSR radar unit
($1,856 plus freight) minus $100 for trade in for a
total amount of $1,771 under state contract
M/Berg, S/Seeboth, to approve the purchase of
three (3) new Smith and Wesson M&P .40
handguns, with night sights from Streichers, in the
total state contract amount of $1,354.99 plus sales
M,/Seeboth, S/Berg, to accept and file the
August 2008 Monthly Reports of Activity for the
Brown County Sheriff's Dept., carried.
M/Seeboth, S/Potter, to accept and file the
following Highway Dept. Monthly Update: 2008
Construction Projects Update; Future
Construction Projects Update; Maintenance
Projects Update, carried.
M/Guggisberg, S/Berg, to approve the Final
Plat by Rachel Mangen et al, Rhonda Olson
personal Representative, known as Goltz's Fifth
Subdivision on property described as being in the
NE4 of SE4, See. 34-T110N-R31W, Milford
Township; to approve the Final Plat by Gary
Hoffmann known as Hoffmann's Seventh
Subdivision on property described as being part of
W2, Sec. 10-T109N-R30W, Cottonwood
Township; and to approve the Final Plat by Lois
AhIness et al, Kay Gilbertson contact person,
known as Ahlness Second Subdivision on
property described as being part of the NW4, Sec.
13-T108N-R31W, Lake Hanska Township, Brown
County, Minnesota, carried.
M/Guggisberg, S/Berg, to approve the United
Way of the Brown County Area, Inc. request to pay
the $10 per appliance recycling cost as needed up
to a total of $1,000 in the Appliance Pick-Up
component of the Day of Caring event on 10-11-
08, with the understanding that a county-wide
event is planned for 2009, carried, with Seeboth
and Lochner dissenting.
M/Seeboth, S/Guggisberg, to approve Res. No.
2008-22 to adopt the updated water plan as
approved by the Minnesota Board of Water and
Soil Resources (BWSR), carried.
M/Seeboth, S/Potter, to authorize the payment
of Family Services administrative claims in the
amount of $109,978.49, carried.
At 10:34 AM, Chairman Lochner convened a
Closed Session to consider Social Services
Payments, whereupon M/Seeboth, S/Berg, to
authorize the payment of Social Services
payments in the amount of $249,554.88, carried.
M/Seeboth, S/Potter, to appoint Tom Sandberg
to serve on the Health Insurance Committee as
the Family Services Non Union Representative
effective immediately, carried.
M/Berg, S/Guggisberg, to accept and file the
January-August 2008 Budget Report (Cash Basis
and Unaudited) which reflects activity at 66.7
percent of the budget year as follows:
expenditures of $17,633,422.86 or 69.8 percent,
and revenues of $16,345,608.06 or 65 percent;
and the August 2008 Supplemental Budgets
Report noting expenditures of $994,510.02 or
64.6 percent, and revenues of $882,194 or 64.3
percent of annual budgeted activity, carried.
M/Guggisberg, S/Berg, to revise the
authorization of the payment of General
Government claims to the amount of $548,139.07,
Correspondence C-1 thru C-15 were accepted
Guggisberg reported on MRB matters, the
Private Industry Council meeting, and on the
MVAC meeting on 9-15-08; Potter reported on the
Park Commission meeting of 9-8-08 and on
RCRCA; Berg reported on Region 9, Enterprise
North, and MVAC; Seeboth and Berg reported on
the JD#48 BE&B meeting; and Lochner reported
on Detox, Area II, and SCHA.
Calendars were coordinated for the next two
There being no further business, Chairman
Lochner declared the Meeting adjourned at 11:15
The Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting of
September 16, 2008, are on file in the County
Administrator's Office and may be viewed during
normal business hours, M-F, 8AM-5PM.
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