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Commissioners' minutes

May 25, 2010
The Journal


May 25, 2010

Members present: Seeboth, Berg, Dove, Lochner,

and Potter, along with Lay Board Members Kuster

and Mohr. Also in attendance were Administrator

Enter, County Attorney Hinnenthal, and Family

Services Director Henderson.

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

of 5-18-10 and authorize publication of the

Synopsis of same, carried.

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

and Community-Based Waiver Services Contract

Amendment for the following two organizations:

St. John's Lutheran Home and Sleepy Eye Area

Home Health for the period of 1-1-10 thru 12-31-

11, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to accept and file the Social

Service Case Actions Listing for April 2010,


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

part time Energy Assistance Program Aide

position effective August 2010, carried.

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

of Ann Wiltscheck as an Intermittent Part Time

Family Based Worker for the Family Services

Department at the hourly rate of $16.5729 (Grade

IX, Step 5) and with a projected start date of 5-

26-10, carried.

M/Potter, S/Dove, to approve a Memorandum

of Understanding required of each of the six

(6) transit systems involved in the ITS Project

(Ecumen-located in Meeker County, Pipestone

County Public Transit, River Rider Transit-

Sherburne & Wright Counties, Timber Trails

Public Transit-Mille Lacs & Kanabec Counties,

Brown County Heartland Express-Brown County,

Martin County Express-Martin County), carried.

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

of Service Agreement between Brown County

Human Services and Avera McKennan at the rate

of $836 per day plus other provisions outlined

on Page 2, Section 2A of said Agreement for the

period of 7-1-10 thru 6-30-11, carried.

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

received from RiverBend Sales in the amount of

$2,960.43 (sales tax included) for a Canon DR

5010C scanning system for the Family Services

Department, carried. An additional quote was

received from PC

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

of Family Services Administrative claims in the

amount of $2,089.43, carried.

M/Potter, S/Berg, to accept the following

Family Services Correspondence Item #1 and

Consent Agenda Items #1 thru #6, carried.

At 9:55 AM, 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 $2,557.25, carried.

The Closed Session ended at 10:02 AM.

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

Second Quarter Report for 2010 for the Brown

County Assessor's Department, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve the proposed

Three Year Joint Power Assessment Agreements

for 2011, 2012 and 2013 for submittal for local

jurisdictions to consider, carried.

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

2009 Annual Report, carried.

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

Plat #P-00116 Plat - a revision of a part of a

multiple (5) lot subdivision by Duane Kjelshus

C/O David and Anne Grunert known as Kjelshus

Fifth Subdivision, on Lots 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 of

Kjelshus Fourth Subdivision in part of Sec. 30

T108NR31W, Lake Hanska Township, Brown

County. Property being platted are existing lake

shore lots that are currently farm field along Lake

Hanska, with one (1) condition listed, carried.

Approximately fourteen (14) citizens attended

the County Board meeting with respect to the

Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Application #C-

00242 by Charles Kotten. Four (4) citizens

expressed concerns related to dust control,

safety, and traffic hazards/congestion on township

roads that would be utilized by gravel trucks from

the proposed mining operation in addition to

existing truck traffic on the area township roads.

A representative of the Leavenworth Township

Board expressed concern about traffic safety and

the additional burden that would be placed on

the townships roads with additional gravel truck

traffic. After considerable discussion, M/Potter,

S/Dove, to approve the CUP Application #C-

00242 by Charles Kotten on property described

as part of W2 of NE4 Sec. 13T109NR33W,

Leavenworth Township, Brown County for the

purpose of allowing use of an existing unpermitted

gravel mine to be used for extraction of gravel

processing to include screening & crushing all

in the A-1 Agricultural Protection Zone, with five

(5)conditions listed. After further discussion,

this motion failed on a roll-call vote of 2-3, with

dissenting votes by Commissioners Potter, Dove,

and Berg. The basis for the denial included

traffic safety and congestion, extra burden on

existing township roads, additional trucks not

sufficiently compatible with residences in the area

adversely affecting existing land uses, and the

unenforceability and subjectivity of conditions #2

and #3 in the recommendations from the Planning

& Zoning Commission.

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

April 2010 Monthly Reports of Activity for the

Brown County Sheriff's Dept., carried.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve three

(3) Abatement Policies for implementation in

Brown County effective immediately: Tax Relief

for Destroyed Property; Abatements of Tax

(as revised noting that an annual report will be

required to the County Board); and Abatements

of Penalty, carried.

M/Berg, S/Seeboth, to authorize one (1)

Drainage Ditch Repair Request, carried.

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

South Central Workforce Service Area Joint

Powers Agreement to incorporate language in

section 5.2.9 that MN Valley Action Council carry

liability insurance on behalf of the Joint Powers

Board, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve the

appointment of Commissioner Dove to represent

the County Board on the Steering Committee for

the Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of

the Dakota War, carried.

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

and Contract with Matrix Business Technologies

for long distance telephone services for

Brown County Offices for a three-year renewal

agreement, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to accept and file the April

2010 Budget Report (Cash Basis and Unaudited)

which reflects activity at 33.3% of the budget

year as follows: expenditures of $8,069,983.31 or

28.4%, and revenues of $4,521,614.28 or 16.2%;

and the April 2010 Supplemental Budgets Report

noting expenditures of $365,420.20 or 19.7%,

and revenues of $279,173.93 or 14.9% of annual

budgeted activity, carried.

M/Berg, S/Dove, to approve the Year 2011

Budget Guidelines as revised, carried.

M/Potter, S/Seeboth, to approve the

appointment of Lisa Schwichtenberg to the

Brown County Library Board as the Hanska

representative to fill the term through 12-31-12,


Correspondence C-1 thru C-10 were accepted

and filed.

Berg reported on the SCHSAC (State

Community Health Services Advisory Committee)

meeting on 5-21-10; Lochner reported on SCHA

matters; Dove and Lochner reported on Sioux

Trails Mental Health; and Potter reported on the

SWCD meeting on 5-24-10.

Calendars were coordinated for the next two

week period.

There being no further business, Chairman

Seeboth adjourned the Meeting at 12:34 PM.

The Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting of May

25, 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

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