SYNOPSIS OF COUNT Y BOARD MEETING
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
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
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
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.
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