SYNOPSIS OF COUNTY BOARD MEETING
February 2, 2010
Members present: Seeboth, Berg, Dove, Lochner,
and Potter, along with Administrator Enter and
County Attorney Hinnenthal.
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to accept the Minutes of
1-26-10 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
M/Lochner, S/Berg, to set the date for the
County Board of Appeal & Equalization for 1:00
PM on 6-15-10 in Commissioner Room 204 of
the Brown County Courthouse and recess the
meeting until 7:00 PM on 6-17-10 for the followup
session, with appointments at either session,
M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve the request of
Medical Leave of Absence for FT MW II Fred
Gareis for up to one month beyond FMLA which
is scheduled to end 2-4-10, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve the
appointment of Stacey Pribyl to the FT Office
Manager Probation position at the annual salary
of $36,121 (Grade XI, Step 2) effective 2-22-10,
M/Dove, S/Lochner, to authorize filling the
vacancy created in the Support Enforcement Aide
position by adding a fifth Child Support Officer
position according to policy in its place, carried.
M/Potter, S/Dove, to approve the appointment
of Greg Palmer to the FT Dispatcher position
at the annual salary of $36,474 (Grade XI, Step
2) with a projected start date of status change
from PT to FT 2-11-10 with his anniversary date
remaining at 1-14-08 and future step movement
being in conjunction with this date, carried.
M/Berg, S/Potter, to appoint Joy Hoffman as
the FT WIC Coordinator/MCH PHN at the annual
salary of $50,881 (Grade XVI, Step 4) contingent
on passage of the pre-placement physical and
with a projected effective date of 3-4-10, carried.
M/Potter, S/Dove, to approve Res. No. 2010-
06 Supporting Safety and Capacity Improvements
along Trunk Highway 15 from St. Cloud to
M/Berg, S/Potter, to authorize partial retainage
release in the amount of $58,948.37 for the SP
08-611-18 Project (replacement of bridge #7090
and associated approach grading on CSAH 11
over the Cottonwood River using federal and state
funding) to prime contractor Minnowa, carried.
At 9:30 AM, DNR Area Wildlife Manager
Redwood Falls Jeff Zajac met with the County
Board to continue review of a proposed land
acquisition by the State of Minnesota from
Pheasants Forever for inclusion into the state's
Wildlife Management Area (WMA) system and
a Resolution (tabled from the 12-15-09 County
Board Meeting) regarding the description of
proposed lands to be acquired by the state for
water and wildlife conservation purposes. Also
present were adjacent landowner Dean Domeier,
Dan Braulick, David Mack, and Jeff Schmid.
The need for an appropriate buffer area from
the proposed hunting lands to Mr. Domeier's
residential property was also reviewed. M/Potter,
S/ Lochner, to again table the consideration
of a proposed land acquisition by the State of
Minnesota from Pheasants Forever for inclusion
into the state's Wildlife Management Area
(WMA) system in Mulligan Township to provide
additional time for Pheasants Forever to work
with landowner Dean Domeier to pursue a
suitable buffer area adjacent to the property of
Mr. Domeier's residence, motion to table carried.
M/Berg, S/Dove, to approve the revised 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 and submit to MPCA, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Berg, to approve the MPCA
Feedlot Program 2010-2011 County Feedlot
Program Delegation Agreement and Work Plan,
and authorize Board Chair Seeboth to sign same
on behalf of Brown County and submit to MPCA,
M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve a Certificate
of Recognition for Jenna Sieve who served as
Cathedral High School Student representative on
the Public Health (PH) Advisory Comm. from Jan.
2008 thru 12-31-09, carried.
M/Potter, S/Dove, to appoint Larissa
LeshovskyCathedral student representative
to the PH Advisory Comm., effective Feb. 2010
through Dec. 2011, carried.
M/Dove, S/Potter, to accept and file the
report on the status of the rental of office space
in Springfield for Brown County PH WIC Clinic
At 10:22 AM, Chairman Seeboth recessed
the meeting, and thereafter, the Brown County
Housing & Redevelopment Authority (HRA) Board
of Commissioners held its Annual Meeting which
adjourned at 10:33 AM.
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to schedule a public
hearing for 11:00 AM on 2-23-10 for considering
the dissolution of the Brown County HRA,
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to accept and file the
2009 Year-End (Cash Basis and Unaudited)
Budget Report which reflects activity at 100%
of the budget year as follows: Expenditures
of $26,499,111.79 or 96.4%, and revenues of
$27,231,599.10 or 99.0%; and the 2009 Year-
End Supplemental Budgets Report noting
expenditures of $1,592,293.62 or 99.1%, and
revenues of $1,711,621.92 or 100.2% of budgeted
Correspondence C-1 thru C-13 were accepted
Seeboth reported on the Beyond the Yellow
Ribbon program; Berg reported on Enterprise
North, EMS, South Central MN Radio Board,
the ARMER meeting with Alpha Wireless, and
on MVAC matters; Dove reported on MVAC and
on the recent RC&D meeting that included Trails
Study information; and Potter reported on the
RCRCA meeting of 1-27-10.
Calendars were coordinated for the next two
There being no further business, Chairman
Seeboth adjourned the Meeting at 11:25 AM.
The Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting
of February 2, 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