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Dec. 2, 2008

December 2, 2008
The Journal


December 2, 2008

Members present: Seeboth, Berg, Guggisberg,

Lochner and Potter, along with County

Administrator Enter, County Attorney Olson and

District 3 Commissioner-Elect Dove.

M/Seeboth, S/Potter, to accept the Minutes of

-25-08 and authorize publication of the Synopsis

of same, carried.

M/Guggisberg. S/Seeboth, 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 0:00 AM this date 2-2-08 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/Berg, S/Seeboth, to authorize the payment of

General Government claims in the amount of

$224,704.9 , carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, lo approve five (5)

Drainage Ditch Repair requests, carried.

M/Seeboth, S/Lochner, to approve the 4%

proposed increase to the 2009 recycling contract

rates for Braun and Borth Sanitation in the total

amount of $ 20,680.25 and for Waste

Management in the total amount of $ 83,468.86 as

recommended by the Brown County Solid Waste

Advisory Committee (SWAC), carried.

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

in the amount of $6,836 from STS Consultants and

sign the Proposal for Professional Services, Brown

County Sanitary Landfill, STS Proposal 200803729

for STS to provide professional services including

site assessment, design, bid solicitation, and

construction quality assurance for the installation of

four (4) passive gas vent wells at Brown County

Sanitary Landfill, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Berg, to approve the 2008

Brown County Landfill Annual Report Proposal:

STS Proposal 200804884 in the amount not to

exceed $8,632 for assistance as needed in the

development of the 2008 Brown County Sanitary

Landfill Annual Report as required by Minnesota

Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), carried, with

Potter dissenting.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to accept the recommendation

of the Brown County SWAC to place the interest

accumulated in the Landfill Fund and the Landfill

Trust Fund into the Landfill Fund,carried.

M/Seeboth, S/Guggisberg, to table scheduling

the date for the 2009 County Board of Appeal and

Equalization Meeting until the 2- 6-08 County

Board meeting, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Bcrg, to accept Minnesota

Department of Veterans Affairs 2009 CVSO

Enhancement Grant funds for Brown County in the

amount of 525,400 to be used for Specific projects

and update ihe draft CVSO 2009 budget

accordingly, carried.

At 0:00 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,

ighway Engineer Stevens, Personnel Director

Crabtree. and Attorney Frank Madden via

telephone at 0:03 AM until 0:2 AM. The Closed

Session adjourned at 0:3 AM.

M/Berg, S/Seeboth, to accept and file the 2009

draft budget report, carried.

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

a ealth Care Savings Plan for the Non-Union

Probation Unit and the Family Services Non-Department

ead/Supervisor Unit being effective

- -09 with all comp time, accrued vacation, and

unused sick leave due an employee upon

termination of employment with Brown County be

deposited into the employee's Post Employment

ealth Care Savings Plan for all full time and

regular part time employees within the unit, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Seeboth, to authorize having

Frank oward, PT Juvenile work Crew Leader at

Probation, provide long term temporary Probation

Officer assistance for the Probation Dept. during

the military leave of Dave Munson with the effective

date of this long term temporary placement being

2-29-08 at the annual salary of $4 ,57 ; and

approve to backfill the PT Juvenile Work Crew

Leader position with a temporary applicant, carried.

M/Seeboth, S/Potter, to approve the FirstLab

Service Agreement for the provision of Drug and

Alcohol Testing services required under the

Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol

Testing Program for Brown County effective - -09,


M/Seeboth, S/Berg, to approve a salary plan

adjustment of .5% effective - -09 for Brown

County non-union employees excepting county

officials who are not part of the Brown County

Salary Administration Plan, with the understanding

that step movement will be applied according to the

salary administration plan, carried.

M/Berg, S/Seeboth, to approve the 2009 Family

Services Legislative Priority Listing for review with

Senator Frederickson and Representative-Elect

Torkelson at the 2- 6-08 Board Meeting, carried.

Correspondence C- through C-9 were

accepted and filed.

Guggisberg reported on MRCI and on the Three

Rivers RC&D; and Lochner reported on SC A


Calendars were coordinated for the next two

week period.

There being no further business. Chairman

Lochner declared the Meeting adjourned at :35


The Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting of

Dec. 2, 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:; Home Page Address:



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