SYNOPS S OF COUNTY BOARD MEET NG
November 25, 2008
Members present: Seeboth, Berg, Guggisberg,
Lochner and Potter, along with Lay Board
Members Mohr and Kuster. Also in attendance
were County Administrator Enter, County Attorney
Olson, District 3 Commissioner-Elect Dove and
Family Services Director enderson.
M/Berg, S/Seeboth, to accept the Minutes of
- 8-08 and authorize publication of the
Synopsis of same, carried.
M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to schedule a Closed
Session for labor negotiation strategy planning to
be held in the Commissioners Room 204 of the
Brown County Courthouse, New Ulm, MN at
approximately :30 AM this date -25-08, for
the Law Enforcement Labor Services, Inc. (LELS)
Locals #94 and #98 and for the two (2) AFSCME
Collective Bargaining Units (Courthouse and
ighway) pursuant to MS 3D.03, carried.
M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to accept the report by
A/T elget noting that the JD #7 B&C Ditch
Authority held a teleconference earlier this date
and approved the request for repairing numerous
washouts on this system east of Comfrey in the
approximate amount of $ 3,000, carried.
M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve three (3) Drainage
Ditch Repair requests, carried.
M/Guggisberg, S/Seeboth, to approve the
MFIP Employment Services Employment &
Training and Supported Work Contract 2009 with
MRCI in the amount not to exceed $67,7 3 and
with MVAC in the amount not to exceed $ 8,526
to provide employment and training and support
work to Brown County MFIP/DWP clients in 2009,
M/Berg, S/Potter, to declare pursuant to
Minnesota Statute 373.0 a Brown County
eartland Express 998 Ford ElDorado Bus as
excess property allowing for disposition and
authorize the Board to accept sealed bids and set
a bid-opening date for 9:30 AM on 2- 8-08, at the
Office of the County Administrator (Room 2 ),
Brown County Courthouse, carried.
M/Guggisberg, S/Seeboth, to approve the ost
County Purchase of Service Agreement with the
Brown County Evaluation Center, Inc. for CY 2009
including the rate of $255 per 24-hour period plus
a rate of $.635 cents per mile plus the IRS rate for
mileage to return patients unable to provide their
own transportation, carried.
M/Seeboth, S/Berg, to approve the Brown
County Family Services Supervised Visitation
Policies which includes the updated Child
Visitation Fee Schedule for 2009, carried.
M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to approve the
Purchase of Service Agreement with Family
Centered Supervised Visitation Services, LLC for
M/Seeboth, S/Berg, to accept and file the
Social Service Case Actions Listing dated -25-08,
M/Guggisberg, S/Seeboth, to approve
Cornerhouse Child Sexual Abuse Advanced
Forensics Interview Training for the agency child
abuse investigator that is scheduled to be held
6/ 6- 9/09 with the $850 registration funded by a
state grant and with an estimated $500 county
cost for lodging and travel expense, carried.
M/Seeboth, S/Potter, to accept the bid received
from Chuck Spaeth Ford, Inc. in the amount of
$ 7,455 for a 2009 Ford Fusion SE plus applicable
taxes and fees to replace the automobile for the
agency mental health needs with payment by
using South Central Community Based Initiative
funds, carried, with Berg and Lochner dissenting.
Additional bids were received from the following:
Jensen Motors, Inc. for a 2009 Pontiac G6; Bob
Schuck Chevrolet for a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT;
Thane awkins Polar Chevrolet of White Bear
Lake, MN for a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS; Kohls
Weelborg for a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT; and
Maday Motors for a 2009 Dodge Avenger SE.
M/Guggisberg, S/Seeboth, to authorize the
payment of Family Services administrative claims
in the amount of $6,479.59, carried.
M/Berg, S/Seeboth, to accept and file Family
Service Correspondence Item # and Consent
Agenda Items # thru #4, carried.
M/Berg, S/Seeboth, to authorize the sale of the
current 2006 Ford Taurus (sage) to eartland
Express for $4,425 per the blue book value with
the understanding that a six-month usage report
will be made to the County Board, carried.
M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to resolve to accept
the gift donation of $400 from the Brown County
Rural Electrical Association to be used towards
the purchase of digital recording equipment in the
Intox and Interview rooms, carried.
M/Berg, S/Guggisberg, to authorize the
purchase of one ( ) Digital Ally DVM-500 digital
video mirror kit from Tactical Solutions in the
amount of $4,060 plus applicable sales tax and
installation, carried, with Seeboth dissenting.
M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to approve the
amendment to SRF 0 72 to increase the Middle
Minnesota Loan Agreement by $ 65,000 for a
total of $275,000 awarded to Brown County for
additional low interest loan funds for the septic
programs for Counties located in the Middle
Minnesota Watershed; and to approve Res. No.
2008-27 as required by the Brown Nicollet County
Water Quality Board regarding the use of new loan
M/Berg, S/Seeboth, to approve vacation and/or
sick donation by Public ealth employees to
Ronda Christian to be placed in Ronda Christian's
sick bank due to on going medical issues as
follows: Vacation - Maximum donation equal to
four pay period vacation accruals per employee;
Sick - ) Employee must keep a minimum of 60
hours in own balance; 2) Employee can donate
4.8 hours or 29.6 hours of sick time; 3) Recipient
will receive 25% of hours donated, carried.
The County Board completed a second review
of the 2009 Committee Memberships and by
consensus, agreed to further review the draft
listing at a future County Board meeting.
M/Seeboth, S/Berg, to approve the
Memorandum of Agreement Between the
University of Minnesota and Brown County for
providing Extension programs locally and
Employing County Extension Staff for the period of
- -09 through 2-3 -09, carried, with Lochner
Correspondence C- through C-9 were
accepted and filed.
Guggisberg reported on the Ag Society and on
the Drug Court meeting on -20-08;
Potter reported on Ag Society matters and on
the Regional Competitiveness Economic
Development meeting in Granite Falls; and
Seeboth reported on IMMTRACK.
At :33 AM, Chairman Lochner convened a
Closed Session for Labor Negotiation Strategy
Planning, pursuant to M.S. 3D.03, for the LELS
Locals #94 and #98 Sheriff 's Department
Collective Bargaining Units; and for the two (2)
AFSCME Collective Bargaining Units (Courthouse
and ighway). This session was attended by
Commissioners Seeboth, Berg, Guggisberg,
Lochner and Potter, along with County
Administrator Enter, County Attorney Olson,
Sheriff offmann, District 3 Commissioner-Elect
Dove, and Personnel Director Crabtree. The
Closed Session adjourned at 2: 0 PM.
At 2: 0 PM, Chairman Lochner recessed the
Regular Meeting for lunch.
M/Berg, S/Guggisberg, to accept and file the
report on the Brown/Lyon/Redwood Counties
Drug Task Force regarding dwindling grant funding
and future consideration of significantly more local
funding beginning in 20 0, carried.
Calendars were coordinated for the next two
There being no further business. Chairman
Lochner declared the Meeting adjourned at 2:26
The Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting of
November 25, 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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