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Synopsis of county board meeting

January 19, 2010

January 19, 2010
The Journal

Synopsis of county board meeting

January 19, 2010

Members present: Seeboth, Berg, Dove,

Lochner, and Potter along with County

Administrator Enter and County Attorney


M/Berg, S/Lochner, to accept the Minutes of

1-5-10 and authorize publication of the Synopsis

of same, carried.

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

SCHA 2008 Annual Technical Report, carried.

At 9:08 AM, State Representative Paul

Torkelson met with the County Board and various

department heads to discuss pending legislative

issues including: Continued state revenue shortfall

and effects on local government, including

un-allotment processes; the Association of

Minnesota Counties "Minnesota Redesign" project

pursuing positive outcomes through flexibility,

transparency, and efficiency in state and local

government; Public Health issues; Family Services

issues & South Country Health Alliance (SCHA);

Concept of Statewide Tax Software System;

Minnesota Tax System Simplification; PERA

Recommendations and History; Transportation

concerns; Probation Agent funding; Soldiers Rest

legislative history; Request Sales Tax Exemption

for ARMER system equipment purchases;

Proposed MN Disaster Assistance Reform Act;

MPCA's proposed Financial Assurance and Siting

(FASIT) Rule revisions; and over-all concern of

cost shifts to local units of government. After

considerable discussion, Chairman Seeboth

thanked Representative Torkelson for attending

the County Board meeting to review county

legislative concerns.

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

General Government claims in the amount of

$462,166.11, carried.

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

Percent Delinquent Report for 2009 which reflects

an unpaid percentage of 1.277% on the county

collections, carried. It should be noted that prior

year unpaid percentages included 1.203% for

2008 and 1.186% for 2007.

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

Cash Management/Investment Report for the year

ended 12-31-09 reflecting an invested balance of

$15,710,250.56 with an average rate of 1.40% on

the CD investments, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Berg, to approve Res. No.

2010-01 approving the Brown County Auditor-

Treasurer's Investment and Internal Control Policy

as revised, carried.

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

Quarterly Report for the 4th Quarter of 2009,


M/Berg, S/Lochner, to approve Conditional

Use Permit App. #C-00234 by Rich Hoffmann

for Brown County Sheriff (Brown County owner)

on property described as part of the W2 of SE4,

Sec. 16T109NR30W, Cottonwood Twp., Brown

County for the purpose of allowing the use of a

shooting range in an existing gravel pit for the

purpose of Law Enforcement Fire Arms training,

with four (4) conditions listed, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve the

Preliminary Plat #P-00109 multi (8) lot split by

Dave & Anne Grunert for DuWayne & Gudrun

Kjelshus known as Kjelshus Fourth Subdivision

on property described as part of the NE4, Sec.

30T108NR31W & part of the SE4, Sec. 19

T108NR31W both in Lake Hanska Twp., with

one (1) condition listed, carried. Property being

platted is currently farm field along Lake Hanska


M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve the Final Plat

#P-00107 single lot split by Paul Haala, personal

rep for Wilbert & Angeline Haala known as Haala

Eighth Subdivision on property described as part

of the SE4 of SW4, Sec. 36T109NR31W, Sigel

Twp., Brown County MN, carried.

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

Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Feedlot

Program 2009 Annual County Feedlot Officer

& Performance Credit Report (Data for period

1/1/200912/31/2009); and authorize Board Chair

Seeboth to sign same on behalf of Brown County

for submittal to MPCA, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Berg, to approve Res. No. 2010-

02 granting the Wetland Administrator authority to

make decisions on behalf of the County regarding

the Wetland Conservation Act, carried.

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

Dec. 2009 Monthly Reports of Activity for the

Brown County Sheriff's Dept., carried.

M/Berg, S/Dove, to approve changes to

the Rules and Regulations Governing Soldiers

Rest Cemeteries as recommended by the

Brown County Veterans Council as follows: 5.1

Residency Requirement. Eligible Veterans must

be a resident in Brown County at the time of

death to receive a burial plot. Proof of residency

may be required at the time of application for

burial. Acceptable proof includes Brown County

Property Tax Statements, Current Property Rental

Agreement, or Current Utility Bill. 5.2 Residency

Exception. Eligible Brown County Veteran

Residents, who required skilled medical care at

a medical facility, assisted living center, group

home, hospital, or nursing home that is outside of

the borders of Brown County, may receive a burial

plot.; and to add reference to Minnesota Statute

375.38 to Rules (2.0 Minnesota Law Governing

Soldier Rest), carried.

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

Brown County Veterans Service OfficeQuarterly

Board Report for the Fourth Quarter 2009,


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

of Family Services Administrative claims in the

amount of $223,315.29, carried.

At 11:34 AM, Chairman Seeboth convened

a Closed Session to consider Social Services

Payments, whereupon M/Potter, S/Lochner,

to authorize the payment of Social Services

payments in the amount of $208,992.72, carried.

The Closed Session ended at 11:38 AM.

M/Lochner, S/Seeboth, to approve Res. No.

2010-03 amending Section 12.1 of the SCHA

Second Amended Joint Powers Agreement,


M/Potter, S/Berg, to authorize Public Health

to purchase the services of Francis Phelan, P.A.,

CPA, to prepare the 2009 Cost Report for Home

Health Care services for Medicare at an estimated

rate of within 10% of $1,140.00, carried.

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

following Public Health Update: Statewide

Health Improvement Program (SHIP); H1N1

Novel InfluenzaMinnesota Update; Performance

Improvement Plan; Staff Changes; the Public

Health Standards; Health Reform and Possible

Implications for Public Health, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve the

appointment of Amanda O'Connor to the Regular

PT (24-36 hrs/wk) MCH PHN position at the hourly

rate of $22.1941 (Grade XVI, Step 1) contingent

on passage of the pre-employment physical and

with an effective date of 2-8-10, carried.

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

Carl Rolloff, FT Dispatcher for the Sheriff's Dept.

on 1-31-10 and authorize posting the position

according to contract and using the current

eligibility list, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve Res. No.

2010-04 setting the minimum salaries for Elected

County Officials for 2011, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to schedule a public

hearing for 10:00 AM on 2-16-10 for miscellaneous

fees additions/revisions pursuant to MS 373.41,


M/Dove, S/Berg, to approve Res. No. 2010-

05 relating to financing of proposed project

to be undertaken by the County; establishing

compliance with Reimbursement Bond

Regulations under the Internal Revenue Code

with respect to the Facility Infrastructure and

Energy Efficiency Improvement Project, carried.

Correspondence C-1 thru C-14 were accepted

and filed.

Seeboth reported on the recent Healthy

Communities/Healthy Youth meeting and on

the Highway 14 Partnership meeting; Lochner

reported on Area II and on Detox matters; Dove

reported on the recent Extension Committee

meeting; and Potter reported on the Trails meeting

on 1-12-10.

Calendars were coordinated for the next two

week period.

There being no further business, Chairman

Seeboth adjourned the Meeting at 12:28 PM.

The Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting

of January 19, 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@ Home Page Address:



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