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Commissioners' minutes

August 19, 2008
The Journal

SYNOPSIS OF COUNTY

BOARD MEETING

August 19, 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 8-5-08 and authorize publication of the Synopsis of

same, carried.

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

General Government claims in the amount of

$260,928.50, carried.

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

Drainage Ditch Repair requests, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to set a Public Hearing

time and date of 9 AM on 9-16-08, for the purpose of

setting assessments/liens to Brown County drainage

ditches that have deficit balances or insufficient funds

in their accounts for proper maintenance and repair,

carried.

M/Berg, S/Seeboth, to accept and file the update

on the Manatron Project as provided by Assistant A/T

Prochniak, carried.

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

Quarterly Report for the 2nd Quarter of 2008, noting

an estimated market value of the labor on completed

projects in the amount of $29,575; fines worked off in

the amount of $4,971; and a total of 1600 hours

worked this quarter by inmates, carried.

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

update on activities of the Brown County Economic

Development Partners, Inc. (BCEDP) as presented

by Executive Director Rob Anderson, noting that

BCEDP operates a revolving loan fund and serves as

a clearinghouse for businesses seeking planning,

financing and marketing assistance, carried.

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

2008-19 regarding review of the description of pro-posed

lands to be acquired by the State of Minneso-ta

for water and wildlife conservation purposes in the

NE1/4 of NE1/4, Sec. 1-T108N-R33W (Mulligan

Twp.), carried.

At 10:03 AM, the following bids were received and

opened for food service for the Brown County Jail

from the following food service companies: A.H. Her-mel

Company, Mankato, MN; New Horizon Foods, St.

Michael, MN; A'viands, St. Paul, MN; CBM Foodser-vice,

Sioux Falls, S.D. M/Seeboth, S/Berg, to refer the

bids received to the County Sheriff and Jail Adminis-trator

for bid tabulation and recommendation for bid

award of food service for the Brown County Jail at the

8-26-08 County Board Meeting, carried.

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

2008 Monthly Reports of Activity for the Brown Coun-ty

Sheriffs Dept., carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Berg, to approve to obtain a busi-ness

credit card for the Brown County Jail Dept. with

a maximum credit limit of $1,000, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Berg, to approve the Conditional

Use Permit (CUP) Application #C00203 by Lester J.

Fluegge (Galen Watje current owner) on property

described as part of the E2 of NW4 of NE4, Sec. 28-

T111N-R32W, Home Township, Brown County for the

purpose of constructing a hunting cabin, 30' X 40' as

a seasonal dwelling, with one (1) condition listed, car-ried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to approve the CUP

Application #C-00204 by Nathan Hagen and Alan T.

Hagen on property described as part of the N2 of

SE4 of NW4 of Sec. 21-T108NR32W, Albin Township,

Brown County, for the purpose of renewing the cur-rent

CUP #7373 to continue an 800 AU hog finishing

operation, with seven (7) conditions listed, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve the CUP Application

#C-00205 by Jane Johnson on property described as

NW4 of NE4 except 6.11 acres; and the NE4 of NE4,

Sec. 29-T108NR32W, Albin Township, Brown County,

for the purpose of renewing current CUP # 6936 to

continue an 838 AU hog finishing operation, with

seven (7) conditions listed, carried.

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

Plat by Rachel Mangen et al, Rhonda Olson Per-sonal

Representative, known as Goltz's Fifth Subdivi-sion

on property described as being in the NE4 of

SE4, Sec. 34-T110N-R31W, Milford Township, Brown

County, MN. The property being platted is an existing

farmstead, carried.

M/Berg, S/Guggisberg, to approve the Preliminary

Plat by Gary Hoffmann known as Hoffmann's Sev-enth

Subdivision on property described as being part

of W2, Sec. 10-T109N-R30W, Cottonwood Township,

Brown County, MN. Property being platted is an exist-ing

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

Plat by Lois AhIness et al, Kay Gilbertson contact

person, known as AhIness Second Subdivision on

property described as being part of the NW4, Sec.

13-T108N-R31W, Lake Hanska Township, Brown

County, MN. Property being platted is an existing

M/Berg, S/Guggisberg, to approve the Final 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, car-ried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to approve the Final 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 I I ON - R3 I W Milford

Township, Brown County, with one condition listed,

M/Seeboth, S/Potter, to authorize the County

Board Chairman and Emergency Management Direc-tor

to sign the Emergency Management Performance

Grant (EMPG) contract for federal funding assistance

in the amount of $11,235 through the Minnesota Divi-sion

of Homeland Security and Emergency Manage-ment

for federal fiscal year 2008, for the Brown Coun-ty

Emergency Management Program, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to approve regular

employee status for Jennifer Winters, Family Facilita-tor;

Desiree Hohenstein, Water Plan/Recycling Coor-dinator;

and for Jamie Rodriguez, Financial Worker,

M/Potter, S/Berg, to approve the appointment of

Dawn Domeier, contingent on the passage of the pre-employment

physical, as a Regular PT Program

Assistant at the hourly rate of $11.5158 (Grade VI,

Step 2) with a projected start date of 9-2-08, carried.

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

Angie Ibberson as a Regular PT Homemaker effec-tive

8-18-08, with authorization to post the position at

a later date if deemed necessary, carried.

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

of Family Services administrative claims in the

amount of $171,863.55, carried.

At 10:43 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 $212,310.78, carried.

At 10:53 AM, Chairman Lochner recessed the

Regular Meeting and the Brown County HRA Board

of Commissioners meeting was convened which

adjourned at 11 AM.

M/Seeboth, S/Guggisberg, to authorize receipting

the MCIT 2008 dividend to be received for Brown

County as follows: $116,565.07 into the Revenue

Fund (GL# 01149.5845) and $651.93 credited to the

City of New Ulm as a proportionate dividend share

related to the Law Enforcement Center

property/casualty insurance premium share paid by

the City of New Ulm, carried.

M/Seeboth, S/Potter, to accept and file the Janu-ary-

July 2008 Budget Report (Cash Basis and Unau-dited)

which reflects activity at 58.3 percent of the

budget year as follows: expenditures of

$15,358,654.36 or 60.8 percent, and revenues of

$15,046,975.80 or 59.9 percent; and the July 2008

Supplemental Budgets Report noting expenditures of

$827,523.55 or 53.8 percent, and revenues of

$837,400.39 or 61.1% percent of annual budgeted

activity, carried.

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

update on the current draft of the 2009 county budg-et,

Correspondence C-1 thru C-5 were accepted and

filed.

Calendars were coordinated for the next two week

period.

There being no further business, Chairman Lochn-er

declared the Meeting adjourned at 11:30 AM.

The Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting of

Aug. 19, 2008, are on file in the County Administra-tor's

Office and may be viewed during normal busi-ness

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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