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Commissioners' minutes

September 16, 2008
The Journal

SYNOPSIS OF COUNTY

BOARD MEETING

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

Appraiser, carried.

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

simultaneously, carried.

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,

carried.

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

pricing, carried.

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

tax, carried.

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

and filed.

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

week period.

There being no further business, Chairman

Lochner declared the Meeting adjourned at 11:15

AM.

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.

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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