SYNOPSIS OF COUNTY BOARD MEETING
February 16, 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
2-2-10 and authorize publication of the Synopsis
of same, carried.
M/Potter, 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 1:00 PM this date 2-16-10 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/Potter, S/Berg, to authorize the payment of
General Government claims as corrected in the
amount of $125,275.26, carried.
M/Berg, S/Dove, to authorize the purchase of
various computer hardware/software in the total
amount of $21,140.49, carried.
M/Berg, S/Potter, to accept and file the
2009 Comprehensive Report and 2010 Goals/
Objectives for the Brown County Probation Dept.,
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve the
appointment of Don Klaviter to the Brown County
Corrections Advisory Board retro active to 2-10-
M/Potter, S/Dove, to approve the appointment
of Amanda Jensen as Youth Representative on
the Brown County Extension Committee effective
M/Potter, S/Dove, to accept and file the
following Extension Program Update: 4-H
Program Coordinator Report and Nutrition
Educator Report, carried.
At 10:02 AM, Chairman Seeboth convened a
Public Hearing on Proposed Revisions to Brown
County Fee Schedule pursuant to MN Statute
373.41. There being no public testimony, M/Berg,
S/Lochner, to close the public hearing and to adopt
the following fee schedule revisions effective
this date 2-16-10: RECORDER, LandShark
Start-up Fee- $50; Monthly Subscription Fee-
$50; Document Fee- $1 per document viewed.
RECORDER, Replacement of lost marriage
license- $25. HIGHWAY DEPT., Driveway/Field
entrance permit fee- $100 plus requirement that
applicant must purchase the culvert from the
county inventory, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Dove, to accept and file the
presentation on the Brown County Volunteer
Monitoring Program whereby Brown County was
awarded a Surface Water Assessment Grant from
the MPCA to monitor five stream reaches and two
lakes over a two year period to provide MPCA with
assessment data required for the evaluation of
the Aquatic Recreation uses by utilizing volunteer
M/Berg, S/Potter, to accept a gift from an
anonymous donor for the installation of three new
windows in the log cabin at Lake Hanska County
Park at no cost to the County, carried.
M/Dove, S/Potter, to accept and file the 2009
Year-End Activity Report for the Brown County
Recorder's Office and the 2009 Certificate of
M/Berg, S/Dove, to authorize the purchase
of two (2) ITT Night Vision Enforcer NEPVS-
14 Generation 3 Pinnacle Monocular devices
from Streicher'sMinneapolis in the amount
of $7,720.00 plus sales tax (includes helmet
mount assembly and throw lever mount, and free
shipping), for use by two (2) Deputies assigned to
the Emergency Response Unit, carried. Additional
quotes were received from Morovision and from
M/Lochner, S/Berg, to approve First
Amendment to Brown-Lyon-Redwood Drug Task
Force Joint Powers Agreement which allows
Lincoln County membership and authorize Sheriff
Hoffmann to sign same on behalf of Brown
M/Berg, S/Potter, to authorize the payment
of Family Services Administrative claims in the
amount of $143,079.70, carried.
At 11:10 AM, Chairman Seeboth convened
a Closed Session to consider Social Services
Payments, whereupon M/Potter, S/Berg, to
authorize the payment of Social Services
payments in the amount of $223,274.35. This
motion carried unanimously and the Closed
Session ended at 11:20 AM.
M/Berg, S/Dove, to authorize VSO Peterson
to participate in the DAV Mid Winter Conference
scheduled to be held in Arlington, VA on Feb. 27-
Mar. 3, 2010; and the DAV National Convention
scheduled to be held in Atlanta, GA on Jul. 29-
Aug. 3, 2010 with the understanding that travel,
lodging and related expenses will be paid by the
DAV organization, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to accept and file
the January 2010 Budget Report (Cash Basis
and Unaudited) which reflects activity at 8.3%
of the budget year as follows: expenditures
of $2,096,956.29 or 7.4%, and revenues
of $624,143.13 or 2.2%; and the January
2010 Supplemental Budgets Report noting
expenditures of $101,768.55 or 5.5%, and
revenues of $85,563.55 or 4.6% of annual
budgeted activity, carried.
On behalf of the County Board, Commissioner
Dove presented the 2009 Distinguished Service
Award to Patricia Krambeer, Probation Office
Manager, who worked for Brown County since
1989 and recently retired from her Probation
Office Manager position.
M/Potter, S/Lochner, to approve regular
employee status for Laura Filzen, Social Worker
CP/CMH and Erin Myhre, Financial Worker,
M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve the appointment
of Heidi Helget to the FT Child Support Officer
position at the annual salary of $37,060 (Grade
XII, Step 1) being effective 3-15-10 and posting
the vacated Support Enforcement Aide position
according to policy, carried.
Correspondence C-1 thru C-11 were accepted
Lochner reported on Detox and on a wetlands
meeting in Sleepy Eye.
M/Potter, S/Lochner, to approve the
Agreement with Springfield American Legion
Club, located at 5 N. Connell Ave., to "rent"
space for the WIC clinic on the 2nd Tuesday of
each month, 9AM4PM, at a charge of $50/
month, beginning February 2010, carried.
Calendars were coordinated for the next two
Chairman Seeboth appointed Commissioners
Berg and Lochner to participate in an ad hoc
committee with Planning & Zoning staff and
the county administrator on the topic of county
funding match options for the state feedlot
At 11:56 AM, Chairman Seeboth recessed the
Regular Meeting for lunch.
At 1:00 PM, 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 Dept. Collective
Bargaining Units; and for the two (2) AFSCME
Collective Bargaining Units (Courthouse and
Highway). This session was attended by
Commissioners Seeboth, Berg, Dove, Lochner,
and Potter along with County Administrator Enter,
County Attorney Hinnenthal, Sheriff Hoffmann,
Engineer Stevens, Personnel Director Crabtree,
and Attorney Frank Madden via telephone at 1:02
PM. The Closed Session adjourned at 1:31 PM.
There being no further business, Chairman
Seeboth adjourned the Meeting at 1:31 PM.
The Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting
of February 16, 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