NEW ULM - Tuesday's Brown County board meeting will involve some business that may have serious effects on county government in the coming year, as the board will appoint the ad hoc budget committee that will examine the county budget and make recommendations on how Brown County can shore up the loss of state program aid.
But before the county board does that, it has another important piece of business to attend to - it has to swear-in two commissioners and then organize by electing a chair and vice chair and adopting rules of order.
Incumbent County Commissioner Richard Seeboth and Commissioner-elect Deborah Dove are scheduled to receive the oath of office Tuesday from Brown County District Court Judge John Rodenberg in the commissioner's room at 8:15 a.m.
Seeboth and Dove were stand-alone candidates in the Brown County board race this fall. Seeboth will begin his fifth term. Dove has never held an elected position before.
A closed session for labor negotiations with the collective bargaining units that represent the courthouse and Highway Department employees is on the agenda, along with the final payment of the Brown County Agricultural Society's 1999 loan, the appointment of two commissioners and the county administrator to the budget committee and additional committee appointments and a public hearing on proposed revision to the county fee schedule, which is slated to take place at 10 a.m.