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Synopsis of County Board Meeting

January 5, 2010

January 5, 2010
The Journal

Synopsis of County Board Meeting

January 5, 2010

Members present: Seeboth, Berg, Dove, and

Lochner along with County Administrator Enter

and County Attorney Hinnenthal. Potter was

excused.

At 8:45 AM, the Board of Brown County

Commissioners met for the purpose of organizing

the County Board for 2010 through the election

of Chair and Vice-Chair.

Upon nomination by Berg and seconded by

Dove, M/Dove, S/Lochner to cease nominations

and cast a unanimous ballot for Commissioner

Seeboth as Board Chair of the Brown County

Board of Commissioners for 2010, carried.

Upon nomination by Lochner and seconded

by Seeboth, M/Lochner, S/Dove, to cease

nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for

Commissioner Berg as Board Vice-Chair of the

Brown County Board of Commissioners for

2010, carried.

M/Berg, S/Lochner, to adopt Robert's Rules

of Order with the three (3) additional stipulations

listed, carried.

At 9:00 AM, M/Berg, S/Lochner, to accept the

Minutes of 12-22-09 as amended and authorize

publication of the Synopsis of same as amended;

and to accept the Minutes of the Special Meeting

of 12-31-09 and authorize publication of the

Synopsis of same, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Dove, 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 11:15 AM this date 1-5-10 for the

Law Enforcement Labor Services, Inc. (LELS)

Locals #94 and #98 and for the two (2) AFSCME

Collective Bargaining Units (Courthouse and

Highway) pursuant to MS 13D.03, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Berg, to approve the PACT

Agreement with Trane for the Facility Infrastructure

and Energy Efficiency Improvement Project

Trane Contract No. S343960 and authorize the

Notice to Proceed, carried.

M/Berg, S/Lochner, to authorize the payment

of final 2009 General Government claims in the

amount of $190,549.92, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Dove, to accept and file the

2009 Interest Income Distribution Report which

noted the distribution of the 2009 interest income

in the amount of $396,814.83 to the following

county funds: Road and Bridge $47,409.95;

Family Services $62,791.98; Nursing $10,960.43;

Building Fund $1,026.95; Building Fund-

Eternal Flame $124.31; Park $3,564.38; E-911

$8,229.94; Capital Improvement $8,725.78; Ditch

$17,404.05; Landfill: $63,017.12 and Landfill

Trust $54,326.38; and Revenue $119,233.56,

carried.

M/Lochner, S/Berg, to approve the 2009 Audit

Agreement between Brown County and the MN

State Auditor's Office for the Brown County

audit for the year ended 12-31-09 pursuant to

MS 6.48, and authorize the Chair, Administrator,

and Auditor-Treasurer to sign said agreement,

carried.

Correspondence C-1 thru C-8 were accepted

and filed.

Berg reported on the Enterprise North meeting

on 1-4-10; and Dove reported on the Drug Court

graduation on 1-4-10.

M/Berg, S/Dove, to approve the amendment

to the 2010 Public Transit Participation Program

Grant Contract to include $64,000 in the Capital

Vehicle Section of the Operating Budget if the

MN/DOT Office of Transit gives the approval to

obtain ARRA/stimulus funding for bus purchases

at 100% in 2010, carried.

M/Berg, S/Dove, to accept and file the report

on MRCI activities as provided by Charles

Guggisberg, the County Board's Representative

to MRCI, carried.

M/Dove, S/Berg, to accept and file the Local

Public Health Association of MN Legislative

Priorities representing local Public Health

concerns for the 2010 Legislative Session

for presentation to Senator Frederickson and

Representative Torkelson, carried.

M/Berg, S/Lochner, to approve the State of

MN Grant Contract with the Dept. of Natural

Resources CFMS Contract #B36073 for a two

(2) year Snowmobile Safety Enforcement Grant

in the amount of $2,381 for 7-1-09 thru 6-30-10;

and in the amount of $2,381 for 7-1-10 thru 6-

30-11; for a total amount of $4,762, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Dove, to declare a DWI

forfeiture vehicle (1999 Ford Windstar van with

145,000 miles) as excess property for resale; and

authorize the Sheriff's Office to sell the vehicle

on the MN Bids website which is run by the State

of MN, carried.

At 10:10 AM, bids as received were

presented for the Local ARMER (Allied Radio

Matrix Emergency Response) participation

plan that is necessary for a county to migrate

onto the ARMER system. M/Berg, S/Dove, to

accept the Alpha-Wireless, North Mankato, MN

bid in the amount of $12,000 for completing the

ARMER Participation Plan and up to $18,000

additional (total project cost not to exceed

$30,000) for the following services as needed

at the determination of Sheriff Hoffmann:

unlimited use of simulator, unlimited revisions to

Participation Plan, programming of subscriber

equipment units, detail design and statement

of requirements, existing equipment reuse plan,

project management, baseline testing, and

audio quality field testing; and with the condition

that a certificate of insurance complying with

the liability limits in MS 466.04 is provided by

Alpha Wireless, carried. Additional bids for the

Participation Plan were received from Elert &

Associates, Stillwater, MN and from GeoComm,

St. Cloud, MN.

M/Berg, S/Dove, to accept and file the Region

V Emergency Management Directors' concerns

on the proposed MN Disaster Assistance Reform

Act and the request that purchases of equipment

for Brown County's migration to ARMER Radio

System should have a sales tax exemption

for presentation to Senator Frederickson and

Representative Torkelson as local emergency

management concerns for the 2010 Legislative

Session, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Dove, to accept and file

information on the proposed MN Pollution

Control Agency rule revisions, and on the Landfill

Operators Group and Solid Waste Administrators

Association's positions on the revisions for

presentation to our local legislators, carried.

M/Berg, S/Lochner, to accept and file

information on the concept of implementation of

a statewide property tax system and concerning

the need for tax system simplification for

presentation to our local legislators, carried.

M/Berg, S/Dove, to appoint Chloe Klinkner

as District 2 representative on the Brown County

Economic Development Partners, Inc. Board of

Directors for the three year term ending 12-31-

12, carried.

Calendars were coordinated for the next two

week period.

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

change of Part Time Dispatcher Louis Norell

from Regular PT to Intermittent PT effective 1-8-

10, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Seeboth, to approve the

appointment of Jaclyn Nesvold to the FT Social

Worker DD position at the annual salary of

$43,129 (Grade XIV, Step 2) with a projected

start date of 3-8-10 and authorize posting the

vacated position of Social Worker Intake position

according to policy, carried.

M/Berg, S/Dove, to accept the retirement

of Patricia Krambeer, FT Office Manager for

the Probation Dept. on 1-29-10 and authorize

posting the position according to policy/contract,

carried.

M/Berg, S/Dove, to approve the appointment

of Rayna Mensing as Temporary Family

Facilitator (up to 40 hrs/week), at the hourly rate

of $19.3648 and with a projected start date of

1-13-10 to fill a vacated position due to a Family

Leave, carried.

M/Berg, S/Dove, to approve the appointment

of Susan Brandes to the FT Office Support

Supervisor position at the annual salary of

$35,972 (Grade X, Step 4) with a projected

start date of 1-25-10 and authorize posting the

vacated IS/Office Support Specialist position

according to policy, carried.

By consensus the County Board agreed to

provide to our local legislators a report on the

condition of the PERA Coordinated Plan and

Police & Fire Plan as noted in the PERA newsletter

dated Autumn 2009 and including information

on alternative measures being considered by the

PERA Board.

At 11:17 AM, Chairman Seeboth convened a

Closed Session for Labor Negotiation Strategy

Planning, pursuant to M.S.13D.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 Highway). This session was attended

by Commissioners Seeboth, Berg, Dove, and

Lochner, along with County Administrator Enter,

County Attorney Hinnenthal, Sheriff Hoffmann,

Personnel Director Crabtree, and Attorney Frank

Madden via telephone at 11:17 AM. The Closed

Session adjourned at 11:33 AM.

There being no further business, Chairman

Seeboth adjourned the Meeting at 11:33 AM.

The Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting

of January 5, 2010 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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