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SYNOPSIS OF COUNTY BOARD MEETING

April 20, 2010
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SYNOPSIS OF COUNTY BOARD MEETING

April 20, 2010

Members present: Seeboth, Berg, Dove, Lochner,

and Potter, along with Administrator Enter and

County Attorney Hinnenthal.

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

4-6-10 and authorize publication of the Synopsis

of same, carried.

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

of General Government claims in the amount of

$91,125.17, carried.

M/Berg, S/Dove, to authorize eight (8) Drainage

Ditch Repair requests, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to establish an Absentee

Ballot Board for 2010 and to approve the

appointment of the following staff members in

the Auditor/Treasurer Office to the Absentee

Ballot Board for both the 2010 Primary and

General Elections: Jean Prochniak, Cindy Meyer,

Steve Rutscher, Ruth Hansen, Pauline Braulick,

and Resa Harris, carried.

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

the top fifty taxpayers in Brown County, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Dove, to authorize Jail

Administrator Mathiowetz to sign a letter of

acknowledgement to allow the jail food service

vendor the use of the jail kitchen facility to

prepare meals for the Minnesota River Valley

Juvenile Detention Center and the Brown County

Evaluation Center-Detox, with the understanding

Brown County would be compensated at the rate

of $.50/meal and the meal rate would be adjusted

annually using the CPI as a guide, carried.

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

Adult and Juvenile Work Crew Reports for the 1st

Quarter of 2010, carried.

M/Dove, S/Potter, to accept and file the 2010

1st Quarter (Cash Basis and Unaudited) Budget

Report which reflects activity at 25% of the budget

year as follows: Expenditures of $5,928,822.15 or

20.9%, and revenues of $4,038,938.99 or 14.2%;

and the 2010 1st Quarter Supplemental Budgets

Report noting expenditures of $298,004.74 or

16.1%, and revenues of $196,388.07 or 10.5%

of budgeted activity, carried.

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

Agreement between County of Brown and Law

Enforcement Labor Services, Inc. (LELS) Local

#94 Licensed Essential Employees of the Brown

County Sheriff's Dept. Collective Bargaining Unit

for the term of 1-1-10 thru 12-31-11, carried.

M/Potter, S/Dove, to approve the Labor

Agreement between County of Brown and LELS

Local #98 Non-Licensed Essential Employees

of the Brown County Sheriff's Dept. Collective

Bargaining Unit for the term of 1-1-10 thru 12-

31-11, carried.

M/Berg, S/Lochner, to approve the FY 2010

State of MN Board of Water and Soil Resources

Natural Resources Block Grant Agreement in the

amount of $9,931 for the period of 7-1-09 thru 6-

30-11 and authorize Board Chairman Seeboth to

sign same on behalf of Brown County, carried.

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

received from T.M. Fitzgerald & Associates in the

amount of $3,714.44 (includes sales tax) for the

purchase of 201 additional curbside recycling

bins as recommended by the Solid Waste

Advisory Committee, carried, with Seeboth

dissenting. Additional quotes were received from

the following: Busch Systems for 400-21 gallon

rectangular red bins; and Resourceful Bag & Tag

for 50021 gallon rectangular red bins.

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

Use Permit (CUP) App. #C-00237 Application

by Glen & Lisa Schuster on property described

as part of N2 of SE4 Sec. 15T110NR32W,

Home Twp., Brown County for the purpose of

allowing an existing operation to be used as a

contractors yard for railroad construction, repair

& maintenance & selling of railroad construction

equipment & parts, with nine (9) conditions listed,

carried.

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

App. #C-00243 Application of Christensen Farms

by Adam Barka on property described as part of

the SW4 of NE2 Sec. 36T108NR31W, Lake

Hanska Twp., Brown County for the purpose of

renewing CUP # 8050 to continue to allow up

to 624 AU (2080 head) in a hog wean to finish

operation, with seven (7) conditions listed,

carried.

M/Potter, S/Lochner, to approve the CUP App.

#C-00245 of Christensen Farms by Adam Barka

(current owner Gilbert Anderson) on property

described as part of the NW4 of SW4 Sec. 11

T109NR34W, Burnstown Twp., Brown County

for the purpose of renewing & amending CUP

#7406 to change name to reflect new ownership

& continue to allow use of a 624 AU (2080 head)

hog finish operation, with seven (7) conditions

listed, carried.

M/Berg, S/Lochner, to approve the

CUP App. #C-00240 by Brown County Highway

Department on property described as Lot M of

NW4 of NE4, Sec. 3T109NR32W, Stark Twp.,

Brown County for the purpose of renewing

CUP #C-00157 allowing continued use of an

existing gravel mine to include gravel screening,

processing and hot mix plant in A-1 Agricultural

Protection Zoning District, with six (6) conditions

listed, carried.

M/Potter, S/Lochner, to approve the

Preliminary Plat #P-00115 a single lot split by

Charles Tews for Tews Farms Inc. known as Tews

First Subdivision, on property described as part

of NE4, Sec. 30T108NR34W, Bashaw Twp.,

Brown County, carried. Property being platted is

an existing farmstead.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve the Final Plat #P-

00111 a single lot split by Thomas Grossmann

known as Grossmann First Subdivision, on

property described as part of the SE4, Sec.

04T108NR30W, Linden Twp., Brown County,

carried.

M/Berg, S/Seeboth, to approve the Final

Plat #P00112 single lot split by Larry Bakken

& Carol Chambard known as CG Bakken First

Subdivision, on property described as part of

the NW4, Sec. 08T108NR30W, Linden Twp.,

Brown County, carried.

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

#P-00114 single lot split by Darren Christensen,

Craig & Joleen Dittbenner known as Dittbenner

First Subdivision, on property described as part

of NW4 of NE4, Sec. 28T111NR33W, Eden

Twp., Brown County, with one (1) condition listed,

carried.

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

following Public Health Update: Statewide Health

Improvement Program (SHIP); H1N1 Novel

Influenza; Public Health Emergency Response

(PHER) IV Grant; Performance Improvement

Plan; Public Health Standards; Health Care

Homes; Brown County Public Health Community

Assessment and Action Plan Shared with Clinics

and Hospitals; Homemaker Program Transition

Committee Developed; School Based Influenza

Clinics; Family Home Visiting Grant; Women

Infant and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition

Program; Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

of the February 2010 Advisory Committee and

the February 2010 Annual Meeting Summary;

and Federal Health Reform, carried.

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

policy/procedures titled: Orientation Guide

effective 4-20-10 as recommended by the Public

Health Advisory Committee, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Berg, to approve the

appointment of Diane Evers as a FT Interim Adult

Health Supervisor for the Public Health Dept. at

the annual salary of $55,979 (Grade XVIII, Step 4)

with a projected start date of 4-26-10, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve to retain Terri

Helland and Joan Lindholm as Intermittent Part

Time Public Health Nurses and change the

employment status of Sharon Larson to fully

resigned effective 4-30-10, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve the four year

appointment of Wayne Stevens as Brown County

Highway Engineer effective 5-1-10 in accordance

with Minnesota Statutes 163.07, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve the

appointments of Jacob Hoffmann as Summer

Maintenance intern, contingent on passage of

the pre-placement physical, at the hourly rate of

$8.00 and Ben Orth at the hourly rate of $9.00

with projected start date of 5-10-10 and 5-17-

10 respectively, and to approve the appointment

of Eric Vidden as Summer Engineering Intern,

contingent on passage of the pre-placement

physical, at the hourly rate of $8.00 and with a

projected start date of 5-10-10, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to consider appointment of

an additional Summer Maintenance Intern at the

Highway Dept. as departmental staffing levels

are further studied, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Dove, to approve the

appointment of Landon Weckwerth as a FT

Support Enforcement Aide for the Family

Services Dept. at the annual salary of $30,273

(Grade IX, Step 1) contingent on passage of the

pre-placement physical and with a projected

start date of 4-26-10, carried.

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

Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust

(MCIT) 2010 Annual Report as presented by

MCIT Rep. Jennifer Wolf, carried.

Correspondence C-1 thru C-14 were accepted

and filed.

Berg reported on the Region 9 meeting on 4-

14-10; Potter reported on RCRCA; Dove reported

on the Extension meeting on 4-6-10 and on the

Drug Task Force meeting on 4-7-10; Lochner

reported on SCHA, with Potter on the Judicial

Ditch cross-county billing meeting with Redwood

County, Juvenile Detention, and on a Solid Waste

subcommittee meeting.

At 11:42 AM, Chairman Seeboth recessed

the Regular Meeting and the County Board

participated in a Statewide Health Improvement

Program (SHIP) ITV Video Conference at the

Community Services Building.

At 1:16 PM, Chairman Seeboth reconvened

the Regular Meeting in Room 204 of the Brown

County Courthouse.

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

of Social Services Administrative claims in the

amount of $158,261.30, carried.

At 1:18 PM, Chairman Seeboth convened

a Closed Session to consider Social Services

Payments, whereupon M/Berg, S/Lochner,

to authorize the payment of Social Services

payments in the amount of $215,855.30, carried.

The Closed Session ended at 1:25 PM.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to accept the quote in the

amount of $52,451.50 from B & H Petroleum to

replace the fuel dispensing system at the Brown

County Highway Dept., carried. An additional

quote was received from Dockendorf.

M/Potter, S/Dove, to accept the quote received

from SMC Sioux Rock Products in the amount of

$16/ton for seal coat chips to be hauled to the #8,

#21, and #24 sites; and from New Ulm Quartzite

Quarries in the amount of $18/ton for seal coat

chips to be hauled to the #11 site, carried.

Additional quotes were received from Red Rock

Quarry.

M/Lochner, S/Berg, to accept the bid received

in the amount of $166,634.36 ($429.47/ton) for

an estimated 388 ton of seal coat oil needed

for 2010 from Flint Hills Resources, carried.

Additional bids were received from the following:

Jebro Inc.; MEIGS Paving Asphalts & Emulsions.

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

Engineer to submit to the Highway Safety

Improvement Program (HSIP) Project Solicitation

a project on CSAH 27 to add two feet to each side

of the pavement on the west six miles between

Sleepy Eye and New Ulm, carried.

M/Dove, S/Lochner, to direct Administrator

Enter to draft a letter for Board review on 4-

27-10 to appropriation organizations noting

Brown County's intention to honor the budgeted

appropriation for 2010 and to expect some likely

reduction in the appropriation level for 2011,

carried.

Chairman Seeboth appointed Commissioners

Dove and Lochner to serve as an ad hoc

committee of the County Board to review the

study of the possibility of short-term juvenile

detention hold in the county jail.

Calendars were coordinated for the next two

week period.

There being no further business, Chairman

Seeboth adjourned the Meeting at 2:28 PM.

The Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting of April

20, 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

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