SYNOPSIS OF COUNTY BOARD MEETING
September 23, 2008
Members present: Seeboth, Berg, Guggisberg,
Lochner and Potter, along with Lay Board
Members Kuster and Mohr. Also in attendance
were County Administrator Enter, Assistant
County Attorney Berg and Family Services
M/Guggisberg, S/Seeboth, to accept the
Minutes of 9-16-08 and authorize publication of
the Synopsis of same, carried.
M/Guggisberg, S/Lochner, to approve to add a
tenth Financial Worker to the Income Maintenance
M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve the Home and
Community Based Waiver/DT&H Service Contract
Amendments with the following contracted
waivered/DT&H service organizations in the
county to receive a 2% COLA effective 10-1-08:
Brown County Public Health; Galvin Rehabilitation
Services; Adaptive Recreation Services, Inc.;
Lutheran Social Services; MRCI-New Ulm;
Enterprise North, Inc.; Golden Home Care Plus,
Inc.; Habilitative Services, Inc. (HSI); MBW
Company, Inc.; Volunteers of America Care
Facilities d/b/a Adult Day Services; and Allina
Health Systems d/b/a New Ulm Medical Center
Home Care and Hospice, carried.
M/Seeboth, S/Potter, to approve the Home and
Community-Based Waiver Services Assisted
Living/Customized Living Contract Amendments
with the following contracted assisted
living/customized living facilities to receive the 2%
COLA effective 10-1-08: Welcome Home Health
Care; St. John Lutheran Home; Sleepy Eye Area
Home Health, Inc.; Ridgeway on German and
Ridgeway on 23rd; Prairie Senior Cottages; Oak
View Apartments; Comfrey Community Health
Care Building, Inc.; and Volunteers of America
Care Facilities d/b/a Countryside Retirement
M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to approve the Semi-Independent
Living Services (SILS) Contract
Amendments for the following SILS service
providers with revisions effective both on 7-1-08
and 10-1-08: MBW Company, Inc.; and Habilitative
Services, Inc., carried.
M/Seeboth, S/Potter, to approve the Purchase
of Service Agreement Greater Minnesota Family
Services and Brown County Family Services Dept.
(1-1-09 to 12-31-09) for one full time professional
family based worker for 2009 in the total amount of
$73,318 less any third party collections, carried.
M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to approve the
Contract with Greater Minnesota Family Services
Targeted Case Management to establish targeted
case management for child welfare at a rate of
$318 per month and mental health at a rate of
$642 per month, carried.
M/Guggisberg, S/Berg, to accept and file the
Social Service Case Actions Listing dated 9-23-
M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve the Apartment
Lease: Agreement to lease an unfurnished crisis
apartment with Convenience Merchandising LLC
at $425 a month for the year beginning11-1-08
thru 10-31-09, carried.
M/Seeboth, S/Guggisberg, to approve the
Memorandum of Understanding for a SAMHSA
federal grant for "Underage Substance Abuse
Coalition" to provide space, telephone and
Internet service for the coalition coordinator,
M/Seeboth, S/Potter, to authorize the payment
of Family Services administrative claims in the
amount of $1,537.15, carried.
M/Seeboth, S/Berg, to accept and file the
following Family Service Correspondence Item#I
and Consent Agenda Items #1 thru #7, carried.
Chairman Lochner convened a Closed Session
to consider Social Services Payments.
M/Guggisberg, S/Seeboth, to authorize the
payment of Social Services payments in the
amount of $21,614.37, carried.
M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to accept and file the
update on the idea of permanent funds for the
Brown Nicollet Cottonwood Water Quality Board to
have a full time permanent coordinator position,
M/Seeboth, S/Potter, to give preliminary
approval to nine (9) 2009 Personnel Policy
recommendations as presented and to consider
the proposed Employee Education Grant Program
as a separate Board action at a future date,
M/Berg, S/Seeboth, to approve the premium
rates for 2009 for the Medica Health Plans: Base
Plan MIC 500 Single $548.46, Family $1,480.84;
Optional Plan MIC 300 Single $578.40, Family
$1,561.68; and Optional Plan MIC 2500-100%
HSA Single $414.81, Family $1,119.74 with
payment of County share/employee share
according to 2008 Personnel Policy and Union
Contracts; and to continue the employer
contribution of $1,100 under the MIC 2500-100%
HSA plan into the employee's single or family HSA
which will be deposited semi-annually and pro-rated
for any new employees during the year, with
the understanding that the $1,100 is part of the
county share consistent with the Base Plan MIC
500 county share; and to continue the payment of
the HSA fee for the employee for the
administration cost by a qualified trustee, carried.
M/Guggisberg, S/Seeboth, to accept the low
quote to supply and install roofing snow fence and
gutter system at the south and east entrances of
the Brown County Community Services Building
(CSB) from Sandmann Roofing Systems in the
amount of $4,950, carried. Additional quotes were
received from Gag Sheet Metal Inc. and from
Laraway Roofing, Inc.
M/Berg, S/Potter, to authorize three (3)
Drainage Repair requests, carried.
M/Guggisberg, S/Berg, to approve the
purchase of eleven (11) Soldier's Rest Grave Plots
from New Ulm Cemetery in the amount of $550
each, for a total amount of $6,050, carried, with
Correspondence C-1 through C-12 were
accepted and filed.
Berg reported on the AMC Environmental &
Natural Resources Policy Committee meeting;
Guggisberg reported on the AMC General
Government Policy Committee meeting; Lochner
reported on the AMC Public Safety Policy
Committee meeting; and Seeboth reported on the
Middle School meeting about possible future use.
Calendars were coordinated for the next two
There being no further business, Chairman
Lochner declared the Meeting adjourned at 12:10
The Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting of
September 23, 2008, are on file in the County
Administrator's Office and may be viewed during
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