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August 24, 2010

August 24, 2010
The Journal

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/Dove, to accept the Minutes of 8-17-10 as amended and authorize publication of the Synopsis of same as amended, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve the 2011 operating budget for the Brown County Heartland Express at $593,000 and $66,000 capital expense for one replacement bus, carried. It was noted that the State/Federal share will cover 85% of approved operating expenses and 80% of approved capital costs.

M/Lochner, S/Dove, to approve Res. No. 2010-20 to enter a contract with the State of MN, Dept. of Transportation for 2011, carried.

M/Berg, S/Lochner, to approve the Bus Washing Services Contract between MRCI-New Ulm and Brown County Heartland Express for bus washing services by MRCI at a rate of $19.87 per bus plus the 6.875% MN state sales tax for the period of 9-1-10/8-31-11, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Dove, to approve to begin a school truancy residential consequence program, carried. It was noted the average cost for this program would be $500 per weekend plus a fee using a sliding fee scale based on the current detoxification scale for parental contributions.

M/Berg, S/Lochner, to accept and file the Social Service Case Actions Listing for July 2010, carried.

M/Berg, S/Dove, to approve the State of MN Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (EAP) FFY 2011 Grant Contract No. B46856 effective 10-1-10/9-30-11, carried.

M/Potter, S/Dove, to accept with thanks the donations in the amount of $13,716.17 from 88 donors to the Reach Out for Warmth Program for the 2010 EAP year, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve the Contract with Greater MN Family Services to provide targeted case management services for both child welfare and children's mental health services for 2010-2011 at a rate of $642/month for children's mental health and a rate of $318/month for child welfare services, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to accept and file the Annual Consolidated Chemical Dependency Treatment Fund Program Review which provided a summary of expenditures for July 2008June 2010; number of placements of different levels of treatment by year 2005 thru 2010; and a listing of facilities used for treatment, carried.

M/Berg, S/Dove, to accept and file the information on the South Country Health Alliance (SCHA) organization as presented by SCHA CEO Brian Nasi, carried.

M/Dove, S/Potter, to authorize payment of Family Services administrative claims in the amount of $1,131.31, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Berg, to accept Family Services Correspondence Item #1 and Family Services Consent Agenda Items #1 thru #7, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Dove, to authorize posting the FT Social Worker/CD position according to policy, carried.

M/Potter, S/Dove, to approve regular employee status for Stacey Pribyl, Probation Office Manager, and Susan Brandes, Family Services Offices Support Supervisor, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to accept the resignation of Marggi Thordson, FT Public Health/Adult Health, effective 9-30-10 and authorize filling the vacated position by posting internal/external simultaneously, and retain Marggi Thordson in an Intermittent Part Time status for a period of up to three months, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve to post a five month temporary Maintenance Worker position in the Sleepy Eye Shop according to policy with start date between November 15 and December 1, carried, with Seeboth dissenting.

M/Lochner, S/Berg, to table consideration of final payment to B & H Petroleum in the amount of $2,622.58 for the replacement of the fuel dispensing system at the Highway Dept. until the 9-7-10 Board meeting, carried.

M/Dove, S/Lochner, to accept and file the following Highway Dept. Monthly Update: 2010 Construction Projects Update and Maintenance Projects Update, carried.

Correspondence C-1 thru C-13 was accepted and filed.

Lochner reported with Dove on the recent Sioux Trails meeting and reported on the Insurance Committee meeting on 8-23-10; Potter reported on the BCEDP, Inc. Green Energy Rooftop Project and on the SWCD meeting on 8-23-10.

Calendars were coordinated for the next two week period.

At 12:02 PM, Chairman Seeboth convened a Public Hearing to consider the request of the City of Springfield for the county to participate in the use of tax abatement to help pay for improvements required for the MAT Industries expansion. Affidavits of publication of the public hearing notice were on file. There were no members of the general public in attendance. There being no public testimony on this subject, the public hearing was closed. After lengthy discussion which concluded with the request to add language to the proposed tax abatement resolution, M/Berg, S/Dove, to table consideration of a resolution approving Property Tax Abatements for the MAT Industries, Expansion Project in Springfield, MN until the 9-7-10 County Board meeting, motion to table carried.

There being no further business, Chairman Seeboth adjourned the Meeting at 12:28 PM.

The Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting of August 24, 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: Home Page Address:



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