Members present: Seeboth, Berg, Dove, Lochner, and Potter along with Lay Board Members Kuster and Mohr. Also in attendance were County Administrator Enter, County Attorney Olson, Family Services Director Henderson, and Administrative/Personnel Assistant Koch.
M/Berg, S/Lochner, to accept the Minutes of 9-15-09 and authorize publication of the Synopsis of same, carried.
M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve the Child Care Assistance Plan for 20102011 and authorize publishing on the county website for citizen input, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to accept and file the 2009 Annual Visit Child Support Performance Report, carried.
M/Berg, S/Seeboth, to accept and file the Social Services Case Actions Listing for August 2009, carried.
M/Potter, S/Lochner, to accept and file the state-wide Child Maltreatment and Out-of-Home Placement Report which shows out-of-home placements in each county and the activity levels in different types of placements, carried.
M/Potter, S/Berg, to authorize the payment of Family Services Administrative Claims in the amount of $5,408.64, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to accept and file Family Services Consent Agenda Items #1 thru #6, carried.
At 10:12 AM, Chairman Seeboth convened a Closed Session to consider Social Services Payments, whereupon M/Berg, S/Potter, to authorize the payment of Social Services payments in the amount of $19,246.62, carried. The Closed Session ended at 10:15 AM.
M/Berg, S/Potter, to accept the proposal from MN Life Insurance for life insurance (-17% from current rate) and from Assurant for Short Term Disability (-30%) as recommended by the Insurance Committee, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Berg, to give preliminary approval to the 2010 Personnel Policy as revised and recommended by the Personnel Policy Revision Committee, but not to include the recommendation that all regular PT employees that work more then 1040 hours annually in the position receive a step increase on an annual basis, with final approval of the 2010 Personnel Policy to take place in Dec. 2009, carried.
M/Potter, S/Lochner, to accept the resignation of Frank Howard, Temporary Probation Officer, and his resignation as Regular PT Juvenile Crew Leader effective 10-9-09 and authorize filling the Temporary Probation Officer position thru the MN Workforce Center method, carried.
M/Berg, S/Dove, to ratify the appointment of Theresa Drexler as Regular PT Bus Driver effective 9-19-09 at the hourly rate of $13.5111 (Grade VIII, Step 1) contingent on passage of the pre-placement physical, carried.
M/Potter, S/Dove, to approve the appointment of Greg Mehlhop as Regular PT Bus Driver effective 11-3-09 at the hourly rate of $13.0613 (Grade VIII, Entry) contingent on passage of the pre-placement physical, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Dove, to approve the Brown County Public Health Pandemic Influenza Plan and authorize submittal of said plan to the MN Department of Health, carried.
M/Berg, S/Potter, to accept and file the following Public Health Update: Statewide Health Improvement Project (SHIP); Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Campaign; H1N1 Novel Influenza; NACO Drug Card Activity; Student Program; and Medicare Fraud Training, carried.
M/Potter, S/Dove, to accept the quote received from Sid's Signs in the amount of $1,309.00 for the purchase of twelve (12) replacement signs for all county parks that will address changes in the Park Ordinance, carried. An additional quote was received from Printware Graphics.
M/Berg, S/Dove, to accept the quote received for the repair of the north picnic shelter retaining wall at Fort Hill in the amount of $1,393.00 from Mike Haala Construction for demolition and removal of the existing wall and excavation and red rock around tile portion of the project, carried. An additional quote was received from Steve Suess Masonry for demolition and removal of the existing wall, and from Darin Portner Trucking for
excavation and red rock around tile portion of the project.
M/Potter, S/Lochner, to approve the use of Prairie Restorations Inc. to perform a prairie management plan and implement a prescribed burn based on the plan contingent on funding approval from the Brown County SWCD and no out of pocket expense to the Park Dept. for this project; and authorize the Board Chairman to sign the funding application so it can be brought to the Brown County SWCD for approval, carried. It was noted the 25% county match required can be through in-kind work through the use of the park caretaker mowing the burn brakes, STS crews watching the burned area after the fire was out to ensure it doesn't flare up, and having STS crews remove debris and dead grass from the burn brakes, etc.
M/Lochner, S/Berg, to accept and file the August 2009 Monthly Reports of Activity for the Brown County Sheriff's Dept., carried.
M/Berg, S/Potter, to award the contract for the SAP 08-603-020 Bridge No. 08517 Repair over the Cottonwood River one mile south of Springfield on CSAH 3 to Structural Specialties, Inc. of Hutchinson, MN in the amount of $62,595.78, carried. Additional bids were received from Duininck Inc. of Prinsburg, MN; Minnowa Constr. Co. of Harmony, MN; and PCI.
M/Potter, S/Dove, to authorize the Highway Engineer to purchase a John Deere 6115D tractor in the state contract bid amount of $40,128.02 less trade-in (1985 Ford 6610 tractor) $4,000.00, for a net amount of $36,128.02 plus sales tax $2,483.80, for a total amount of $38,611.82; and to authorize the purchase of a John Deere Mower in the state contract bid amount of $14,195.50 plus sales tax $975.94, for a total amount of $15,171.44, carried. Additional tractor and mower state bids were received as follows: John Deere 6430 Tractor and Case/IH 104U mower.
Correspondence C-1 thru C-5 were accepted and filed.
Berg reported on the AMC Environmental Policy Committee meetings, MVAC matters, Regional Radio Board, and on EMS; Lochner reported on the AMC Policy Committee meetings and on the wind power meeting in Morgan on 9-15-09; Dove reported on the Workforce Council Meeting on 9-21-09, MN River Board meeting on 9-21-09, and on MVAC matters; and Potter reported on the AMC Policy Committee meetings and on the RCRCA Meeting on 9-21-09.
Calendars were coordinated for the next two week period.
There being no further business, Chairman Seeboth adjourned the Meeting at 11:43 AM.
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