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April 27, 2010
The Journal


April 27, 2010

Members present: Seeboth, Berg, Dove, Lochner,

and Potter, along with Lay Board Members Kuster

and Mohr. Also in attendance were Administrator

Enter, Assistant County Attorney Berg, and Family

Services Director Henderson.

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

4-20-10 and authorize publication of the Synopsis

of same, carried.

M/Berg, 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 11:00 AM this date 4-27-10

for the two (2) AFSCME Collective Bargaining

Units (Courthouse and Highway) pursuant to MS

13D.03, carried.

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

the Annual Children's Mental Health Advisory

Committee Report, carried.

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

Legislative Summary Report on General

Assistance Medical Care (GMAC) Reform and

Coordinated Care Delivery Systems, carried.


the report on the South Country Health Alliance

Organization with no change in Brown County's

membership in SCHA, carried.


Social Service Case Actions Listing for March

2010, carried.

M/Potter, S/Lochner, to accept Family Services

Consent Agenda Items #1 thru 10, carried.

At 10:25 AM, Chairman Seeboth convened

a Closed Session to consider Social Services

Payments, whereupon M/Lochner, S/Dove,

to authorize the payment of Social Services

payments in the amount of $3,714.80, carried.

The Closed Session ended at 10:27 AM.

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

Health Nursing Service Agreement Budget

Amendment between Brown County Public

Health and New Ulm School District #88 for Non-

Public Schools 2009-2010 School Year, carried.

M/Potter, S/Lochner, to approve Res. No.

2010-13 classifying and setting the sale price for

a tax forfeited parcel in Comfrey, carried.

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

transfer of $500,000 from the Tax & Penalty Fund


and also authorize the transfer back of $500,000

from the Revenue Fund to the Tax & Penalty Fund

on 5-1-10, carried. It was noted this transfer is

based upon projected spending in the Revenue

Fund through the end of the month.

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

of two adult STS Crew Leader positions and

authorize Personnel to advertise to fill the .5

FTE Juvenile Crew Leader position; and request

county staff to examine and report back more

information on several STS program funding

options, carried, with Lochner dissenting.

M/Lochner, S/Dove, to approve to change

Eva Harder, Deputy Recorder/Abstractor, from FT

to Regular PT (24 hrs/wk) and increase the hours

of Barb Weicherding, Deputy Recorder/UCC/VS,

from 30 to 34 to 37.5 hours per week effective

7-12-10, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve the

appointment of Matthew Steffen to the FT MW

II Sleepy Eye position at the annual salary of

$39,380 (Grade XIII, Step 1) being effective 6-1-

10, carried.

M/Berg, S/Dove, to approve to amend the

Brown County Personnel Policy Part XV, Section


third paragraph of said Section 2, carried.

At 11:13 AM, Chairman Seeboth convened a

Closed Session for Labor Negotiation Strategy

Planning, pursuant to M.S.13D.03, 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, Assistant County Attorney Berg, Engineer

Stevens, Personnel Director Crabtree, and

Attorney Frank Madden via telephone (at 11:20

AM). The Closed Session adjourned at 11:28


At 11:30 AM, Chairman Seeboth convened a

Public Hearing on Proposed Revisions to Brown

County Fee Schedule pursuant to MN Statute

373.41. There were two citizens present for the

public hearing. After considering public testimony,

M/Lochner, S/Dove, to adopt the following fee

schedule revisions effective this date 4-26-10:

PLANNING AND ZONING, Compliance Inspection

for Existing Septic System (if not completed by

private sector Compliance Inspector): $600;

Compliance Inspection for New/Replacement

Septic System, 1st No Fee, Every Additional:

$50; Operation Permit for Holding Tanks: $25;

Operation Permit for Other Type 2, 4, & 5 Septic

Systems: $100, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to remove the Septic

Installers Permit Fee in the amount of $10.50

from the county fee schedule, carried.

M/Potter, S/Berg, to remove the fee for Manure

Management Plan preparation by Extension in the

amount of $52.50 from the county fee schedule,


M/Berg, S/Potter, to authorize a letter with

respect to 2010 and 2011 budget concerns to

organizations receiving an appropriation in 2010

and to certain organizations with membership

dues payable from Brown County for 2010,


Correspondence C-1 thru C-16 were accepted


Seeboth reported on SHIP; Berg reported on

the Fire Chiefs' meeting on 4-21-10 regarding the

ARMER radio system implementation in Brown

County and on the EMS & South Central Regional

Radio Board meetings on 4-22-10; Lochner and

Dove reported on Sioux Trails and on Juvenile

Detention matters.

Calendars were coordinated for the next two

week period.

There being no further business, Chairman

Seeboth adjourned the Meeting at 12:13 PM.




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