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March 2, 2010
The Journal


March 2, 2010

Members present: Berg, Dove, Lochner, and

Potter, along with Administrator Enter and County

Attorney Hinnenthal. Commissioner Seeboth

was excused.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to accept the Minutes

of 2-23-10 and authorize publication of the

Synopsis of same, carried.

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

of General Government claims as revised in the

amount of $51,687.20, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to authorize the

purchase of Four (4) Dell OptiPlex 780 Minitower

computers in the state contract amount of $825.64

each; and two (2) HP 24" Widescreen Flat Panel

Monitors in the state contract amount of $350.00

each; for a total amount of $4,277.73 (includes

sales tax) for the Brown County Probation Dept.

with funding provided by Offender Supervision

Fees, carried.

M/Potter, S/Berg, to approve the Public

Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC)

Radio Control Station Grant in the amount of

$18,638.94 and the related Limited Interoperability

Participation Plan, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Dove, to approve the Agreement

Between Brown County and the State of MN

Through its Commissioner of Transportation for

the Operation of Subscriber Radios on the Allied

Radio Matrix for Emergency Response (ARMER)

System and authorize the Vice-Chairman, County

Administrator, and County Attorney to sign same

on behalf of Brown County, carried.

M/Potter, S/Dove, to authorize the purchase

of GPS survey equipment from Leica to share

with Watonwan County understanding that

Brown County's share would be in the amount

of $13,447.78 (includes sales tax and estimated

shipping) and contingent on Watonwan County's

like action, carried. An additional quote was

received from Trimble.


following Highway Dept. Monthly Update: 2010

Construction Projects Plan Update; Maintenance

Projects Update, carried.

M/Dove, S/Potter, to authorize posting for

three (3) Highway Summer Students to work with

the Engineering Crew and the Maintenance Crew


$8.50/hr second year and $9.00/hr third year,


M/Lochner, S/Dove, to accept the resignation


Support SpecialistEAP being effective 2-11-10,

with authorization to post the position at a later

date due to the seasonal nature of the position,


M/Potter, S/Berg, to appoint Annie Hillesheim

as the FT Intake Social Worker in the Family

Services Dept. at the annual salary of $38,029

(Grade XIII, Entry) contingent of passage of a pre-

placement physical and background check, with

a projected start date of 3-22-10, carried.

Correspondence C-1 thru C-16 were accepted


Lochner and Berg reported on the ARMER

meeting on 2-24-10; Potter and Lochner reported

on the Clean Water Partnership; Lochner reported

on SCHA matters; Berg reported on the Enterprise

North meeting on 3-1-10; and Potter reported on

the Bridging Brown County Congress on 2-26-


Calendars were coordinated for the next two

week period.

There being no further business, Vice

Chairman Berg adjourned the Meeting at 10:17


The Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting

of March 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@ Home Page Address:



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