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February 3, 2009

February 3, 2009
The Journal

Members present: Seeboth, Berg, Dove, Lochner, and Potter along with County Administrator Enter and County Attorney Olson.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to accept the Minutes of 1-27-09 and authorize publication of the Synopsis of same, carried.

M/Berg, S/Lochner, to authorize the payment of General Government claims in the amount of $166,174.37, carried.

M/Dove, S/Berg, to schedule a Public Hearing for 10:30 AM on Tuesday 3-3-09 with regard to the Brown County Park Ordinance revisions as recommended by the Brown County Park Commission, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve the appointment of Tim Anderson as Clergy/Ministerial Representative to the Brown County Public Health Advisory Committee effective 2-3-09 thru 12-31-10, carried.

M/Potter, S/Dove, to acknowledge Advisory Board member service for Jordan Burkhart-New Ulm High School Student Representative and Father Mark Steffl-Clergy/Ministry Representative, and issue Certificates of Appreciation for their service and input on the Brown County Public Health Advisory Committee for the period of 2007 and 2008, carried.

M/Berg, S/Lochner, to accept the resignation of Joan Lindholm, Regular PT Public Health Nurse/Adult Health, effective 4-29-09, carried.

M/Potter, S/Lochner, to authorize the purchase of one (1) new 2009 Ford Police Interceptor squad with options specific to Brown County from Chuck Spaeth Ford in the amount of $22,107.32 (Chuck Spaeth Ford is matching the Minnesota State bid contract pricing on the base price with $100 additional cost for pre-delivery inspection and clean-up), carried.

M/Berg, S/Dove, to authorize the purchase of one (1) new Stalker DSR radar unit in the state contract amount of $1,856.00 plus $15.00 freight minus $100.00 for trade-in for a total amount of $1,771.00 (plus sales tax if applicable), carried.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve the purchase of one (1) Digital Ally DVM-500 digital video mirror kit from Tactical Solutions in the total amount of $4,025.00 (plus sales tax if applicable), carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve the Annual County Boat and Water Safety Grant Agreement #B24318 in the amount of $2,244 for the period of 1-1-09 thru 6-30-10 and to authorize the County Board Chairman, County Sheriff, and County Administrator to sign same on behalf of Brown County, carried.

At 9:50 AM, Chairman Seeboth recessed the meeting, and thereafter, the Brown County Housing & Redevelopment Authority (HRA) Board of Commissioners held its annual meeting.

At 10:02 AM, Chairman Seeboth reconvened the Regular Meeting. M/Lochner, S/Dove, to approve a 2009 salary plan adjustment of 2.0% effective 1-1-09 for Brown County non-union employees (revising Board action CP 12-2-08), 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. It should be noted that the employer and employee equally split the increase in cost in the health insurance premium for the basic plan for eligible employees.

M/Lochner, S/Berg, to confirm the commitment to appropriate the 2009 budgeted amount to the organizations included in the 2009 county budget with notice to each organization encouraging internal expenditure reductions as possible during 2009 and understanding that the appropriation level will likely be lower in 2010 due to the state revenue short-fall, levy limits, and over-all county budget constraints, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to adopt 2009 Supplemental Budget 01-611 Septic Loan Program in the revenue and expenditure amount of $210,700.00 thereby adjusting the aggregate 2009 Supplemental Budget revenues to $1,708,725.00 and expenditures to $1,606,267.00, carried.

Correspondence C-1 thru C-16 were accepted and filed.

Berg reported on the Enterprise North meeting on 2-2-09; Lochner and Seeboth reported on the Budget Committee meetings last week; Dove reported on RC&D matters; Potter reported on the B/N/C Clean Water Partnership meeting on 1-30-09; Seeboth reported on the Region 9 meeting on 1-29-09.

Calendars were coordinated for the next two week period.

There being no further business, Chairman Seeboth adjourned the Meeting at 10:35


The Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting of February 3, 2009 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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