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Nov. 18, 2008

November 18, 2008
The Journal

SYNOPSIS OF COUNTY BOARD MEETING

November 18, 2008

Members present: Seeboth, Berg, Guggisberg,

Lochner and Potter, along with County

Administrator Enter, County Attorney Olson and

District 3 Commissioner-Elect Dove.

M/Berg, S/Guggisberg, to accept the Minutes of

11-4-08 and authorize publication of the Synopsis

of same, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to authorize the

payment of General Government claims as

corrected in the amount of $118,790.36, carried

M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to authorize four (4)

Drainage Ditch Repair requests. After discussion,

M/Berg, S/Seeboth, to amend the motion to

remove the ditch inlet extension request in JD #29

B&R in Section 18, Prairieville Twp. estimated to

cost $500, the amendment motion carried, with

Guggisberg dissenting. Thereafter, the Board

considered the amended motion to approve three

(3) ditch repairs, amended motion carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Seeboth, to suspend the

rules to allow consideration of a JD#7 B&C matter,

carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Seeboth, to schedule a

teleconference with Cottonwood County

representatives if available at 8:30 AM on 11-25-

08, to review a JD#7 B&C matter, carried.

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

of Joleen Sellner, Regular PT HHA/Homemaker

effective 11-15-08, carried.

M/Berg, S/Guggisberg, to approve regular

employee status for Ken Spielman, FT Assistant

Zoning Administrator, and for Tanya Hardel, FT

Appraiser, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to authorize the use of

Manpower Temporary Services for a temporary

Office Support Specialist (approximately 40

hrs/wk for up to 4-6 weeks) for Probation in order

to fill the hours left vacated due to one support

staff person out on FMLA and another leaving due

to promotion, carried.

M/Seeboth, S/Berg, to approve the

appointment of Jamie Dalle to the FT Office

Support Specialist I position at the annual salary

of $27,074 (Grade V111, Step 3) with a projected

start date of 11-20-08 and authorize posting the

vacated position of Office Support Specialist 11

according to contract/policy, carried.

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

October 2008 Monthly Reports of Activity for the

Brown County Sheriff's Dept., carried.

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

2008-25 approving final acceptance and final

payment for the SAP 08-632-01 Project on CSAH

32 (Center Street) from TH 14 to CSAH 7 in

Cobden, carried.

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

report from President Ron Marquardt of the Flying

Dutchmen Cycle Club regarding the National Hill

Climb Event scheduled to be held locally 8/14-

16/09, carried.

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

Use Permit Application #C-00207 by James &

Elizabeth Denevan on property described as Lot 5

Block 2 North Shores 4th Subdivision Sec.

28T108N-R31W, Lake Hanska Township, Brown

County, for the purpose of allowing the use of a

proposed 40'x46' two bedroom structure to be

used as a seasonal cabin, with (1) condition listed,

carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Berg, to approve the

Preliminary Plat (revision) single lot split by Verlin

Goering known as Goering First Subdivision on

property described as being in Sec. 22T110N-R31W,

Milford Township, Brown County. Property

being platted is currently an existing building site.

Original Preliminary approved 10/21/2008; this

revision changes the south line, carried.

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

Plat Two (2) lot split by LaRay Kral known as Kral's

Industrial Park Third Subdivision on property

described as Lot 1 Block 1 Kral's Industrial Park

Second Subdivision, Sec. 22-T109N-R30W,

Cottonwood Township, Brown County, carried.

M/Seeboth, S/Potter, to approve the Final Plat

single lot split by Allen Hanson known as Hanson

Second Subdivision on property described as

being in the SE4 of SW4, Sec. 16T108N-R30W,

Linden Township, Brown County, carried.

M/Seeboth, S/Potter, to advance the

recommendation from the Brown County Park

Commission to raise the fees for camping from

$18 to $20 per Camper/RV per night and to raise

the Tent Camping Fee from $9 to $10 per tent per

night at Lake Hanska County Park to the pending

fees public hearing and final consideration,

carried.

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

January-October 2008 Budget Report (Cash

Basis and Unaudited) which reflects activity at

83.3% of the budget year as follows: expenditures

of $21,478,028.04 or 85%, and revenues of

$18,701,407.57 or 74.4%; and the October 2008

Supplemental Budgets Report noting

expenditures of $1,668,897.70 or 108.5%, and

revenues of $1,058,773.26 or 77.2% of annual

budgeted activity, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Seeboth, to accept and file

the following Public Health Update: SCHA; NACO

Prescription Drug Discount Card Program Report;

"Heart of New Ulm" Community Health Promotion

Project; MSU Students; Community Health

Assessment and Action Plan (CHAAP); Statewide

Health Improvement Project (SHIP); Agency Wide

Quality Improvement Process (QIP); Community

Engagement Collaborative; Agency Evaluation;

Home Health Aide and Homemaker Positions

Open; LPHA Annual Conference starts 11-19-08

in New Ulm; and PCA Training, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Berg, to approve the 2009

Purchase of Service Agreement with Sioux Trails

Mental Health Center for CY 2009, at a cost to

Brown County in the amount of $215,649, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Seeboth, to accept the quote

received from Hilltop Lumber for the deck

materials in the amount of $3,110.46 and $811.39

for a door and frame; and from Herb Klossner for

labor for both the deck and door in the amount of

S2,480, for a total amount of $6,401.85 for Bridge

on Center, with funding provided by the South

Central Minnesota Community Initiative, carried.

An additional quote was received from Puhlmann

Lumber and Design for deck materials, door and

frame, and from Tim Abraham Construction for

labor for both the deck and door.

M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to accept the low

quote to recarpet the second floor of Bridge on

Center from Treats Home Center (Option 2 value

merchandise) for carpet, materials and sales tax

in the amount of $799.70 with labor in the amount

of $285.83, for a total amount of $1,085.53, with

funding provided by the South Central Minnesota

Community Mental Health Initiative, carried. An

additional quote was received from New Ulm

Furniture for carpet and materials, and from Paul

Henle for installation.

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

Family Services administrative claims in the

amount of $158,001.56, carried.

At 11:03 AM, Chairman Lochner convened a

Closed Session to consider Social Services

Payments.

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

Social Services payments in the amount of

$258,336.79, carried.

Commissioner Lochner reported on SCHA

matters.

M/Guggisberg, S/Berg, to authorize a JD #30

R&B Drainage Ditch washout & cave-ins repair

request in Section 4 of Stark Twp., carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve attendance of

Commissioner-Elect Deborah Dove at the AMC

County Government 101: A Conference for All

Newly-Elected Minnesota County Commissioners

scheduled to be held on 1-14/16-09 at the

Radisson Hotel in Roseville, MN, carried.

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

2008-26 supporting Commissioner Seeboth's

nomination to the MCIT Board of Directors,

carried.

M/Berg, S/Seeboth, to approve to include

$1,970 in the draft 2009 county budget for Brown

County's share of the South Central MN Regional

Radio Board Budget for 2009. This motion carried

unanimously.

The County Board completed an initial review

of the 2009 Committee Memberships and by

consensus, agreed to further review the draft

listing at a future County Board meeting.

Correspondence C-1 thru. C-12 were accepted

and filed.

Berg reported on Enterprise North, South

Central MN Radio Board and on MVAC;

Guggisberg reported on the Minnesota River

Board in Arlington, MN on 11-17-08 and on the

Economic Development planning meeting on 11-

17-08; Lochner reported on Area II matters.

Calendars were coordinated for the next two

week period.

There being no further business, Chairman

Lochner declared the Meeting adjourned at 12:28

PM.

The Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting of

November 18, 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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