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,
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
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
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-
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,
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,
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
M/Berg, S/Potter, to authorize the payment of
Social Services payments in the amount of
Commissioner Lochner reported on SCHA
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,
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
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
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
There being no further business, Chairman
Lochner declared the Meeting adjourned at 12:28
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.
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