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SYNOPSIS OF COUNTY BOARD MEETING

August 25, 2009

August 25, 2009
The Journal

Members present: Seeboth, Berg, Dove, Lochner, and Potter along with Lay Board Member Kuster. Lay Board Member Mohr was excused. Also in attendance were County Administrator Enter, County Attorney Olson, and Family Services Director Henderson.

M/Potter, S/Lochner, to accept the Minutes of 8-18-09 and authorize publication of the Synopsis of same, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve the Contract with Greater MN Family Services to provide targeted case management services for both child welfare and children's mental health services in 2010 at an unchanged rate of $318/month per child for child welfare (CW-TCM) and $642/month per child for children's mental health services (MH-TCM), carried.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve the Purchase of Service Agreement with Greater MN Family Services and Brown County Family Services (BCFS) for professional family based services in 2010, carried.

M/Berg, S/Lochner, to accept and file the Annual Consolidated Chemical Dependency Treatment Fund Program Review which provided a summary of expenditures for July 2007June 2009; number of placements of different levels of treatment by year 2005 thru 2009; and listing of facilities used for treatment for 2007-2009, carried.

M/Potter, S/Seeboth, to accept and file the Social Services Case Actions Listing for July 2009, carried.

M/Dove, S/Potter, to accept and file the RiverBend Education District TEAM Program Report (Children's Day Treatment) as presented by RiverBend Program Director Doug Hazen and RiverBend Director Linda Wintz, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve Amendment No. 3 to A89211 for renewal of the MinnesotaCare Application Processing Contract for FY 2010 with the State of MN Dept. of Human Services and BCFS, carried.

M/Berg, S/Lochner, to approve Brown County Self-Sufficiency Funds Policy, Section VII. Adjustment Based on Stimulus Funding (p. 5) as temporary changes to the Emergency Assistance Program under MFIP Consolidated Fund in Brown County during the period of time that federal stimulus funds are available beginning 9-1-09, carried.

M/Potter, S/Berg, to approve the two (2) modified Employment ServicesMFIP contracts with MRCI Work Source and MVAC for the 2009 calendar year reflecting additional state funds, carried.

M/Berg, S/Lochner, to approve the State of MN Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (EAP) FFY 2010 Grant Contract 10-1-09/9-30-10, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Dove, to accept donations in the amount of $12,034.80 from 81 donors to the Reach Out For Warmth Program for the 2009 EAP year, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Dove, to approve the 2010 operating budget for the Brown County Heartland Express at $614,848; plus $63,000 capital expense for dispatch software and $14,500 capital expense for digital upgrade on the 2-way radio system, carried. It was noted that the State/Federal share will cover 85% of approved operating expenses and 80% of approved capital costs.

M/Potter, S/Berg, to approve Res. No. 2009-19 to enter a contract with the State of MN, Dept. of Transportation for 2010 for public transportation services, carried.

M/Potter, S/Dove, to approve the Bus Washing Services Contract between MRCI-New Ulm and Brown County Heartland Express for bus washing services by MRCI at a rate of $19.87 per bus plus the 6.875% MN state sales tax for the period of 9-1-09 thru 8-31-10, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Dove, to approve a Letter of Intent to participate in a six county consortium for the collective purchase of software enhancement and hardware for a computer based system to aid with dispatching and overall transit management and authorize Board Chair to sign same on behalf of Brown County, carried. It should be noted Meeker, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Sherburne, Wright, Pipestone, Martin and Brown Counties are applying as a consortium in one application to improve the chances of obtaining American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars and/or capital expense dollars for one Web-based system to serve all six entities, which includes eight counties.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve the addition to the Drug & Alcohol Policy pursuant to US DOT Mandatory Direct Observation Collections for Return to Duty and Follow-up Drug tests for BCFS/Brown County Heartland Express, language as follows: "E. Effective August 31, 2009: a. All Return-To-duty tests; b. All Follow-up Tests.", carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to authorize the payment of Family Services Administrative Claims in the amount of $1,258.70, carried.

M/Berg, S/Lochner, to accept and file the Family Services Consent Agenda Items #1 thru #8, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to accept the proposal from Health Partners with 2010 premium rates for the Health Partners Tier 2 Plans as follows: HP NationalONE $500-80% $15/30 (base plan), Single $588.11, Family $1,587.74; HP NationalONE $300-80% (optional plan) Single $653.18, Family $1,763.41; and HP NationalONE $2,500/$5,000 (optional plan) Single $448.21, Family $1,210.06 with the stipulation that we have at least 5 member contracts within each of the optional plans, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve the Brown County Public Health Community Health Assessment and Action Plan (CHAAP) for 2010-2015 as recommended by the Brown Co. P.H. Advisory Committee and authorize the P.H. Director to submit said plan to the MN Dept. of Health, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Berg, to accept and file the following Public Health Update: Statewide Health Improvement Project (SHIP); Advisory Committee Met; H1N1 Novel Influenza; Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Campaign; PCA Changes/Updates; Oasis and PCA Assessments; Family Home Visiting, carried.

M/Potter, S/Lochner, to approve new policy/procedure of Brown Co. Public Health titled: Tuberculosis Prevention and Control, Section: Infection Control, Employee Health effective 8-25-09 as recommended by the Brown Co. P.H. Advisory Committee, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Seeboth, to approve the Memorandum of Agreement with MN State University Moorhead for Public Health to provide a clinical experience for an RN to BSN Nursing Student for the fall semester of 2009, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Dove, to authorize Veterans Service Officer Peterson to sign the County Acceptance of CVSO Operational Improvement Grant Form which would allow Brown County to receive a 3-year rotational grant in the amount of $2,800, carried.

M/Berg, S/Dove, to authorize the purchase of two (2) HP 24" widescreen flat panel monitors in the state contract amount of $970.42 (includes sales tax) and the purchase of one (1) Dell OptiPlex 760 minitower computer in the state contract amount of $802.25 (includes sales tax) for the Veterans Service Office with funding provided by CVSO Operational Improvement Grant, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Dove, to award the contract for the SAP 08-599-47 Bridge Replacement and Approach work on 300th Street over Spring Creek (JD #29) in Eden Township to Mathiowetz Construction Co. of Sleepy Eye in the amount of $148,379.68, carried. An additional bid was received from Midwest Contracting LLC of Marshall, MN.

M/Potter, S/Berg, to award the contract for the SAP 08-599-53 Bridge Replacement and Approach work on 150th Street over an unnamed stream in Stately Township to Veenstra & Son LLC of Springfield, MN in the amount of $68,818.37, carried. Additional bids were received from Mathiowetz Construction Co. of Sleepy Eye; and from Midwest Contracting LLC of Marshall.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to accept the quotes received for replacement of the parking lot blacktop surface from M.R. Paving & Excavating of New Ulm, MN in the amount of $14,826.00 and for the replacement of the sidewalk adjacent to the Brown County Office Building in Sleepy Eye from Wurtzberger Const., Inc., of Sleepy Eye, MN in the amount of $5,531.70, carried. An additional quote was received for the sidewalk project from Heymann Construction Co., of New Ulm, MN.

M/Berg, S/Lochner, to approve the Agreement with Mankato Rehabilitation Center, Inc. (MRCI)-New Ulm to provide janitorial crew services for the Brown County Courthouse in New Ulm for CY 2010, carried.

M/Potter, S/Dove, to authorize receipting the MCIT 2009 dividend to be received for Brown County as follows: $124,581.14 into the Revenue Fund (01-149.5845) and $639.86 credited to the City of New Ulm as a proportionate dividend share related to the Law Enforcement Center property/casualty insurance premium share paid by the City of New Ulm, carried.

M/Potter, S/Seeboth, to approve the MN Dept. of Administration Materials Management Division Cooperative Purchasing Agreement which makes state contracts for commodities and services in the Cooperative Purchasing Venture available to Brown County, carried.

M/Berg, S/Dove, to approve the appointment of Mary Dengerud to serve on the Brown County Library Board as District 2 Representative effective 8-25-09, carried.

Correspondence C-1 thru C-10 were accepted and filed.

Berg reported with Dove and Lochner on the Regional Radio Board meeting and on the Emergency Preparedness meeting; Lochner reported on SCHA matters; and Dove reported with Berg on Sioux Trails matters and on the recent SHIP Coordinator interviews.

Calendars were coordinated for the next two week period.

There being no further business, Chairman Seeboth adjourned the Meeting at 12:16 PM.

The Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting of August 25, 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: cntyadmn@co.brown.mn.us Home Page Address: www.co.brown.mn.us

 
 

 

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