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Dec. 23, 2008

December 23, 2008
The Journal

SYNOPSIS OF COUNTY BOARD MEETING

December 23, 2008

Members present: Seeboth, Berg, Guggisberg and

Potter, along with Lay Board Members Kuster and

Mohr. Commissioner Lochner was excused. Also in

attendance were County Administrator Enter, County

Attorney Olson, District 3 Commissioner-Elect Dove

and Family Services Director enderson.

M/Berg, S/Guggisberg, to accept the Minutes of 2-6-

08, as amended 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

2 PM this date 2-23-08, 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 approve two (2)

Purchase of Service Agreements with Greater

Minnesota Family Services and Brown County Family

Services for Family Group Decision Making Services

for CY 2009 (fiscal host agreement and Brown County

agreement) and the Family Group Decision Making

Acceptance of Grant Award in the amount of $8 ,575,

carried, with Berg dissenting. It should be noted

Contract No. is to flow state grant monies to Greater

Minnesota as a host county contract for the five-county

grant involving Watonwan, Sibley, Brown, Blue Earth

and Nicollet Counties in the amount of $8 ,575; and

Contract No. 2 is to flow supplemental dollars in the

amount of $6,996.40 to Greater Minnesota on behalf

of Brown County.

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

Agreement to purchase garage space from Sleepy

Eye Bus Service, Inc. for CY 2009 at the cost of $95

per month, carried.

M/Potter, S/Berg, to approve Res. No. 2008-29 to

adopt the revised Drug and Alcohol Policy for Brown

County Family Services/Brown County eartland

Express Transit Employees, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to accept the bid received

for sale of county surplus equipment (one 998 El

Dorado Bus) in the amount of $3,0 0 from Superior

Transit Sales L.L.C., Becker, MN, carried. An

additional bid was received from Besner Bus &

Equipment, Savage, MN.

M/Berg, S/Seeboth, to approve the Guardian and

Conservator Purchase of Service Agreement with

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota for CY 2009

with a 2% COLA, carried. It should be noted this

contract rate would be $53.30/hour and the total

expenditures for the contract would not exceed

$64,000 with 40 clients receiving services at any given

time.

M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to approve the County

Attorney Fraud Services Contract County of Brown

State of Minnesota Plan of Cooperation with the

Brown County Attorney's Office to provide services to

the county for fraud in the Income Maintenance and

Medical Assistance Programs for CY 2009, carried.

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

Addendum for 2009 between MRCI-New Ulm and

Brown County uman Services to provide a 2%

increase on the five services provided through an

existing host county contract for EASE, Community

Based Extended Employment, and Facility Based

Extended Employment, carried.

M/Potter, S/Guggisberg, to approve the Purchase of

Service Agreement ome and Community Based

Waiver Services Assisted Living/Customized Living

(effective - -09 replacing contract of 0- -07 to 9-30-09)

for assisted living/assisted living plus services at

St. John Lutheran ome in Springfield, MN, carried.

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

Service Case Action Listing dated 2-23-08, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to accept and file the Families

First Children's Collaborative Annual Report 2008 and

the Three Counties for Kids Annual Report 2008

regarding the activities and grants of the two

collaboratives for the past year, carried.

M/Berg, S/Seeboth, to approve the Agreement

Between New Ulm Public Schools, Sioux Trails Mental

ealth Center, Brown County Social Services, and

Three Counties for Kids Collaborative for School

Based Mental ealth Services for the period of 7- -08

thru 6-30-09, for Brown County to be party to this

contract to provide school based mental health

services in the New Ulm District 88 School System,

carried, with Potter dissenting.

M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to approve the

appointment of Kurt Andersen as FT Financial Worker

Spanish in the Family Services Dept., at the annual

salary of $33,558 (Grade XI, Entry) contingent on

passage of a pre-placement physical and with a

projected start date of -5-09, carried.

M/Berg, S/Seeboth, to approve the Purchase of

Service Agreement between Brown County Family

Services and Counseling Services of Southern

Minnesota, Inc. for CY 2009 for in home and outpatient

services including travel with a 2% COLA for 2009,

carried.

M/Potter, S/Guggisberg, to approve the South

Country ealth Alliance (SC A) Outpatient Behavioral

ealth and Rule 25 Assessment Provider Participation

Agreement with SC A to provide Chemical

Dependency Rule 25 assessments for $200 each,

carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to approve the Purchase of

Service Agreement for financial counseling services in

the amount of $ ,700 with Lutheran Social Service for

CY 2009, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Seeboth, to authorize the

payment of Family Services administrative claims in

the amount of $38,822.97, carried.

M/Potter, S/Berg, to accept and file Family Service

Correspondence Items # thru #3 and Consent

Agenda Items # thru #8, carried.

At 0:46 AM, Vice-Chairman Seeboth convened a

Closed Session to consider Social Services

Payments, whereupon M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to

authorize the payment of Social Service payments in

the amount of $73,333.54, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to accept and file the November

2008 Monthly Reports of Activity for the Brown County

Sheriff's Dept., carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to accept the equipment

from the Responder Based Knowledge (RBK)

Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program

(CEDAP) grant for an Insight Technologies-Mini

Thermal Monocular V2 valued at approximately

$ 3,500, carried. It should be noted the Federal

Government CEDAP equipment grant pays for the

equipment, travel (airline ticket), motel and two of the

three meals per day during the training that will be in

Washington, D.C. from 2-9/ 0-09 with the travel dates

being the day before and the day after the scheduled

training.

M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to accept and file the

report on the ignition interlock system recently

approved by the District Court that will be

implemented in the repeat DWI offender program as

well as with probation violators, carried.

M/Berg, S/Guggisberg, to authorize the purchase of

Testday Lite random drug screening program

equipment in the amount of $3,400 that will assist in

the administration of drug screening programs with

funding provided by the juvenile drug court grant,

carried. This system will also be used for our ISP DWI

offenders as well as other high risk offenders on a

case-by-case basis.

M/Guggisberg, S/Potter, to approve Res. No. 2008-30

for final acceptance and payment for the SP 08-090-

0 bike path project in and near Sleepy Eye in

Brown County, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Berg, to approve Res. No. 2008-3

adopting revised Rules and Regulations Governing

Soldiers' Rest Cemeteries, carried.

Correspondence C- thru C-8 were accepted and

filed.

Potter and Guggisberg reported on the recent

Water Quality Board meeting held on 2- 8-08.

Calendars were coordinated for the next two week

period.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to accept and file the update on

the status of A/T Office projects including accounting,

elections, GIS update, conversion, and GRM update,

and related process changes that have been adopted

in the Auditor/Treasurer's Office this past year, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Seeboth, to accept and file the

Auditor/Treasurer's Cash Management/Investment

Report for mid-December 2008 which reflects a

balance of $ 4,636,736. 9 with an average yield of

3.36%, carried.

M/Guggisberg, S/Seeboth, to approve the

abatement of penalty and interest request from

Thomas Magnum, of River View Partnership, on

Parcel 00 .570.062.00.3 0 (Multi-family housing

project at 24 2 North Broadway, New Ulm) in the

amount of $5,074, contingent upon receipt of all real

estate taxes and special assessments due and upon

the sale of the property as represented, motion failed

with Berg and Potter dissenting.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to deny the abatement of penalty

and interest request from Thomas Magnum, of River

View Partnership, on Parcel 00 .570.062.00.3 0

(Multi-family housing project at 24 2 North Broadway,

New Ulm) in the amount of $5,074, motion failed, with

Guggisberg and Seeboth dissenting.

M/Guggisberg, S/Berg, to authorize the

Auditor/Treasurer Office to distribute the 2008 interest

income to the following designated funds: Nursing,

Road & Bridge, Family Service, Building, Park, E-9 ,

Capital Improvement, Ditch, Landfill, Landfill Trust,

Revenue Fund, and to the Eternal Flame Account,

understanding that actual distribution will be reported

to the County Board in January, 2009, carried.

M/Potter, S/Berg, to authorize the temporary

transfer from CD 74 in the amount of $ 04,000 to

various ditches with deficits in the Ditch Fund, and to

authorize the transfer in January 2009 from various

ditches back to CD 74 to repay the temporary

loans/transfers taken in December 2008, carried.

At 2:05 PM, the County Board congratulated

Commissioner Charles Guggisberg who received the

2008 Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC)

"Outstanding Service Award" at the AMC Annual

Conference held in Duluth, MN on 2-8-08 recognizing

his dedicated service to AMC, to the community, and

for 20 years as Brown County Commissioner.

At 2: 3 PM, Vice-Chairman Seeboth convened a

Closed Session for Labor Negotiation Strategy

Planning, pursuant to M.S. 3D.03, for the LELS, Inc.

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 and

Potter, along with County Administrator Enter, County

Attorney Olson, Sheriff offmann, Commissioner-Elect

Dove, Personnel Director Crabtree and Attorney

Frank Madden via telephone at 2: 5 PM. The Closed

Session adjourned at 2:28 PM.

There being no further business, Vice-Chairman

Seeboth declared the Meeting adjourned at 2:28 PM.

The Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Dec.

23, 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: HYPERLINK

mailto:county.administrator@mail.co.brown.mn.us

cntyadmn@co.brown.mn.us; Home Page Address:

HYPERLINK www.co.brown.mn.uswww.co.brown.mn.us.

 
 

 

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