SYNOPSIS OF COUNTY BOARD MEETING
April 6, 2010
Members present: Seeboth, Berg, Dove, Lochner,
and Potter, along with Administrator Enter and
County Attorney Hinnenthal.
M/Berg, S/Lochner, to accept the Minutes of
3-23-10 and authorize publication of the Synopsis
of same, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to authorize the payment
of General Government claims as revised in the
amount of $99,340.83, carried.
M/Berg, S/Dove, to direct Ditch Inspector Holtz
to further research the JD#29 B&R ditch repair
bill in the amount of $1,287.75; to report on the
difference in cost between dual-wall and single-
wall tile; and to clarify the extent of the county
ditch system at the repair location, carried.
Auditor/Treasurer Helget presented a Judicial
Ditch drainage payment request from Redwood
County for the Brown County share of cross
county drainage ditch expenses for the year
2009. M/Lochner, S/Potter, to set aside the
payment request of cross county drainage ditch
expenses from Redwood Co. for the year 2009
pending further information and to schedule a
meeting with representatives of the Brown and
Redwood Co. Boards of Commissioners and
Joint Drainage Ditch Authority to discuss cross-
county administration fees for cross-county ditch
M/Berg, S/Lochner, to authorize seven (7)
Drainage Ditch Repair requests, carried.
Cash Management/Investment Report through
3-31-10 reflecting an invested balance of
$13,012,094.58 with an average rate of 1.10% on
the CD investments, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve Res. No.
2010-11 regarding review of the description of
proposed lands to be acquired by the State of
MN for water and wildlife conservation purposes
in Mulligan Township, carried. It was noted that
the MN Dept. of Natural Resources plans to post
and manage a 500-foot buffer from the livestock
corral of adjacent landowner Dean Domeier's
farm site as noted in the letter dated 3-24-10
from DNR Regional Wildlife Manager Ken Varland
to Mr. Domeier.
M/Berg, S/Potter, to set the bid letting date for
the SAP 008-605-016, 008-625-005, 008-627-
024 & 008-628-004 Surfacing Projects on CSAH
CSAH 13 to TH 15; CSAH 27 from CSAH 8 to
Sleepy Eye; and CSAH 28 from the west county
line to TH 68 for 10:00 AM on 5-12-10 in the
Commissioner's Room 204 of the Brown County
M/Dove, S/Potter, to accept and file the
following Highway Dept. Monthly Update: 2010
Construction Projects Plan Update; Scour
Susceptible Bridge Monitoring; Maintenance
Projects Update, carried.
M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve Res. No. 2010-
12 pertaining to a Joint Powers Agreement Red
Rock Rural Water System 2009-2010 Expansion
M/Potter, S/Lochner, to approve the revised
Joint Powers Agreement for the Red Rock Water
System and to authorize the Chair and County
Administrator to sign said agreement, carried.
M/Potter, S/Berg, to accept the quote received
from Homeland Defense GrantsGovernment
Training, Inc. at $100/hr with a minimum of $500
for grant writing assistance in the Application of
migration to the ARMER 800 MHz system, noting
also that the selection of grant writer assistance
was also based on direct related experience,
carried. Additional quotes were received from the
following: Region Nine Development Commission;
and from Vickers Consulting Services, Inc.
M/Lochner, S/Dove, to schedule a Public
Hearing for 11:15 AM on 4-27-10 to review
proposed fee schedule changes in the Septic
Section of the Brown County Zoning Ordinance,
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to accept the quote
received in the amount of $3,499.99 (subject to
for a EWS130D (Duplex System) water softner
for replacement of the Lake Hanska County
Park Campground Building water softner,
carried. Additional quotes were received from
the following: Schultz Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
for a Midwest water softner; Berdan Plumbing &
Heating, Inc. for a Novatek 2 tank water softner or
a Novatek 3 tank water softner.
M/Berg, S/Dove, to accept the quote received
in the amount of $2,850.00 (includes sales tax;
plus cost of freight estimated at $75) from Turbes
Construction, Inc. for the replacement of three (3)
Lake Hanska County Park Campground Building
doors and frames, carried. Additional quotes
were received from the following: Kendell Doors
& Hardware, Inc.; Farasyn Construction.
M/Berg, S/Lochner, to accept the quote
received in the amount of $4,290.00 from Kral's
Appliance (plus electrical) to remove old air
conditioner equipment and install a new Goodman
Brand 14 SEER AC with variable speed blower
air handler in the jail tower, understanding that
a $250 utilities rebate is anticipated and that the
project will be funded from the Jail Commissions
account, carried. Additional quotes were received
from the following: Schwickerts for a Carrier with
Condenser 14 SEER AC; Klassen Mechanical,
Inc. for a 1 Ton McQuay 15 SEER system or a 2
Ton Data Aire system.
M/Potter, S/Seeboth, to approve the Annual
County Boat and Water Safety Grant Agreement
#B40893 in the amount of $1,775 for the period of
1-1-10 thru 6-30-11 and to authorize the County
Board Chairman, County Sheriff, and County
Administrator to sign same on behalf of Brown
M/Potter, S/Dove, to accept the quote in
the amount of $4,949.51 from Productive for
the purchase of computer software to allow the
external tape drive to backup the MDT server data
which includes Dispatch and 9-1-1 phone calls,
with funding from the E911 account, carried. An
additional quote was received from SHI.
M/Berg, S/Dove, to discontinue Homemaker
Services by the Brown County Public Health
Dept. and give notice to Homemaker employees
of lay-off effective no later than 6-30-10, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to accept the resignation
of Erin Myhre, FT Financial Worker, effective 4-
9-10 and authorize posting the vacated position
according to policy, carried.
M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve regular
employee status for Brooke Patterson, FT Water
Plan/Recycling Coordinator, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to accept the resignation
of Amber Roesch, Regular PT (20 hrs/wk)
Juvenile Work Crew Leader effective 4-14-
10 and to appoint Dove and Seeboth as an ad
hoc committee to review options with staff with
respect to the work of the PT Juvenile Work Crew
Leader position, carried.
M/Berg, S/Lochner, to accept the retirement of
Steve Wog, FT MW II for the Highway Dept., on 5-
31-10 and authorize posting the vacated position
internally according to policy/contract, with the
understanding that the Highway Committee is
also requested to review Highway Department
M/Berg, S/Lochner, to grant Kami Castleman,
Family Facilitator, up to an additional four week
leave of absence from Brown County Family
Services in excess of the three months granted
under FMLA, carried.
M/Potter, S/Dove, to approve the County
Engineer, Assistant County Engineer,
General Foreman, Accountant/Administrative
Assistant, Clerical Aide, Road & Bridge Safety/
Construction Inspector, Engineering Instrument
Technician, Engineering Aid, Mechanic, Traffic
Sign Technician, MW II, and MW III position
descriptions and refer same to the Personnel
Advisory Committee (PAC) for pointing under the
Rotational Review Process, carried.
Correspondence C-1 thru C-15 were accepted
Berg reported on the AMC Environmental
Policy Committee meeting and on the Enterprise
North meeting on 4-5-10; Potter reported on
the Economic Development meeting on 4-1-10;
Lochner reported on SCHA, Area II, and Juvenile
Detention; Dove reported on RC&D; and Seeboth
reported on the Park Commission meeting on 4-
Calendars were coordinated for the next two
There being no further business, Chairman
Seeboth adjourned the Meeting at 12:22 PM.
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