Members present: Seeboth, Berg, 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 11-16-10 and authorize publication of the
Synopsis of same, carried.
M/Berg, S/Lochner, 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 1:25 PM this date 11-23-10 for
the AFSCME Highway Collective Bargaining Unit
pursuant to MS 13D.03, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Berg, to approve the MFIP
Employment Services Employment & Training
and Support Work Contract 2011 Agreement with
MRCI and with Minnesota Valley Action Council,
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve the Brown
County Evaluation Center, Inc. Detox Division
Host County Purchase of Service Agreement for
detoxification services in 2011, carried.
M/Berg, S/Lochner, to approve the 2011
Purchase of Service Agreement with Sioux Trails
Mental Health Center, carried.
M/Potter, S/Berg, to approve the Purchase of
Service Agreement Greater MN Family Services
and Brown County Family Services (Fiscal Host)
For Family Group Decision Making Services (1-
1-11 thru 12-31-11) that provides a state pass
through contract grant in the amount of $58,845
from DHS for Brown, Sibley, Watonwan, Blue
Earth and Nicollet Counties, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve the Purchase
of Service Agreement Greater MN Family Services
and Brown County Family Services (BCFS) For
Family Group Decision Making Services (1-1-11
thru 12-31-11) that requires Brown County to
provide a share of 1/5 of the residual cost for the
five counties involved in the amount of $6,996.40
for 2011, carried.
M/Potter, S/Lochner, to accept and file the
2009 Out-of-Home Placement Statistics Report,
M/Berg, S/Potter, to accept and file the Social
Service Case Actions Listing for October 2010,
M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve renewal of the
Home and Community-Based Waiver Services
Contracts with Habilitative Services, Inc. and
with MBW Company for CY 2011, carried.
M/Potter, S/Lochner, to approve the Greater
MN Family Services Connection CADI Home and
Community-Based Waiver Services Contract for
CY 2011, carried.
M/Potter, S/Seeboth, to approve the purchase
of a Canon Color Copier IRC3480 from Riverbend
Business Products in the amount of $6,295 with
the Network Fax/Inner 2 way tray in the amount
of $675 (plus sales tax and maintenance plan),
with 85% of the cost provided by state funding
and the additional 15% would be a local share
generated from service fares, carried. An
additional quote was received from Metro Sales,
Inc. for a Ricoh MPC3300 Color Copier with the
M/Berg, S/Lochner, to approve the Computer
Management for Human Services (CMHS)
Services Agreement with Trimin Systems, Inc. to
provide computer support services for Integrated
Financial Systems, Agency Collection System,
and Social Welfare System to BCFS for 2011-
2015, carried, with Seeboth dissenting.
M/Potter, S/Lochner, to approve showing on
local community cable television networks the
30-minute county produced video that explains
the services that are provided at BCFS, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve the following
computer hardware and software purchases:
APC Uninterruptible Power Supply in the total
amount of $4,643.63 from Buy.com; One (1)
Dell Precision T3500 workstation in the state
contract total amount of $1,509.82; One (1)
Lenovo ThinkPad X201 tablet/laptop from SHI
in the state contract total amount of $2,827.91;
Retain Software including maintenance and
installation in the total amount of $6,652.97; GIS
software license upgrades in the total amount
of $4,996.41; and GIS ESRI Spatial Analysis
License in the total amount of $2,271.09, for a
total amount of $22,901.83 (includes sales tax),
carried. An additional quote was received from
Dell for a APC Smart UPS.
M/Berg, S/Seeboth, to authorize payment
of Family Services administrative claims in the
amount of $6,673.93, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to accept Family
Services Consent Agenda Items #1 thru #6,
Chairman Seeboth convened a Closed
Session to consider Social Services Payments,
whereupon M/Lochner, S/Berg, to authorize
the payment of Social Services payments in
the amount of $26,580.95, carried. The Closed
Session ended at 11:42 AM.
M/Berg, S/Lochner, to approve the purchase
of a Panasonic Toughbook 19 table/laptop in
the amount of $4,518.19 (includes sales tax)
from www.ocruggedlaptops.com and a GPS
camera that includes GIS software to be used on
computers for mapping purposes in the amount
of $1,693.95 (plus sales tax) from Compass Tools,
with funding provided by Region V grant funds,
carried. An additional quote was received for a
Panasonic Toughbook 19 rugged tablet/laptop
M/Lochner, S/Berg, to approve the Building
Committee recommendation to direct the Park
Coordinator to obtain quotes for a replacement
manufactured home approximately 28'x32'
(quotes to include installation of new home with
support piers and removal of existing home) to be
placed at Lake Hanska County Park, carried.
M/Berg, S/Lochner, to approve the AECOM
proposal in the amount of $7,132 for assistance
as needed in the development of the 2010
Brown County Sanitary Landfill Annual Report
as required by the Minnesota Pollution Control
Agency and authorize Board Chairman Seeboth
to sign same on behalf of Brown County, carried.
At 11:57 AM, Chairman Seeboth recessed the
Regular Meeting for lunch.
At 1:15 PM, Chairman Seeboth reconvened
the Regular Meeting.
M/Berg, S/Lochner, to approve Res. No.
2010-35 setting the time frames for the Special
Election to be held to elect a Commissioner for
Brown County Commissioner District #3, noting
filings shall open on 12-14-10 and close on 12-
28-10; the primary election if required on 1-25-11;
and the special election on 2-17-11, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve to post a
vacancy for a Temporary Facilities Operator
CSB in order to fill the hours left vacated due to
the continued medical leave under FMLA of the
Facilities Operator CSB for an estimated four
hours per day until the FT Facilities Operator CSB
is able to return to his position on a full time basis,
M/Berg, S/Seeboth, to grant a leave of
absence for Barb Buboltz, Intermittent PT Bailiff,
for the time period of 12-6-10 through 3-23-11,
At 1:27 PM, Chairman Seeboth convened a
Closed Session for Labor Negotiation Strategy
Planning pursuant to M.S.13D.03 for the AFSCME
Highway Collective Bargaining Unit. This session
was attended by Commissioners Seeboth,
Berg, Lochner, and Potter along with County
Administrator Enter, County Attorney Hinnenthal,
and Personnel Director Crabtree. The Closed
Session adjourned at 1:33 PM.
M/Potter, S/Seeboth, to schedule a
public hearing for 11:30 AM on 12-28-10 for
miscellaneous fees additions/revisions pursuant
to MS 373.41, carried.
M/Potter, S/Seeboth, to authorize Brown
County's representative to RCRCA to sign
Addendum No. 3 to the RCRCA Joint Powers
Agreement on behalf of Brown County, which
extends the effective period of said Joint Powers
Agreement to 6-30-13, carried.
M/Potter, S/Berg, to accept and file the
proposed 2011 budget and levy information for
presentation at the public hearing scheduled for
6:00 PM on Wednesday 12-1-10 in the District
Courtroom of the Brown County Courthouse,
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve the 2011
Departmental Conference Schedules and
Association/Membership dues listing, carried.
The County Board completed an initial review
of the 2011 Committee Memberships and by
consensus, agreed to further review the draft
listing at a future County Board meeting.
Correspondence C-1 thru C-6 were accepted
Calendars were coordinated for the next two
There being no further business, Chairman
Seeboth adjourned the Meeting at 2:45 PM.
The Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting of
November 23, 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 Page Address: www.co.brown.mn.us