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October 26

October 26, 2010
The Journal


October 26, 2010

Members present: Seeboth, Berg, 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.

The County Board observed a moment

of silence in memory of Commissioner Virgil

Wellner, who served as the District 5 Brown

County Commissioner from 1972-1990 and who

passed away on 10-23-10.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to accept the Minutes of 10-

19-10 and authorize publication of the Synopsis

of same, carried.

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

Annual Child Support Program Statistics Reports

for SFY 2009 and 2010, carried.

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

state-wide Child Maltreatment Reports for 2009,


M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve the Home and

Community-Based Waiver Services Contract

with Oak Hills Living Center Home Care to

provide elderly waiver and alternative care

program services to county residents effective

11-1-10 thru 12-31-11, carried.

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

and Community-Based Waiver Services Contract

Amendment extension from 10-1-10 through

12-31-10 with Greater MN Family Services for

the Connection Home CADI Waiver Contract,


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

Social Service Case Actions Listing for Sept.

2010, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Seeboth, to authorize payment

of Family Services administrative claims in the

amount of $1,616.66, carried.

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

Consent Agenda Items #1 thru #8, carried.

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

Permit Application #R-00009 by Gerald Turbes &

Larry Stoesz (owner) on property described as L1

B1 Seed Center Subdivision in Gvm't Lot 8 in the

SW4 of NW4, Sec. 19-T108N-R30W, Linden Twp.

for the purpose of rezoning to A-1 Agricultural

Zoning District to allow for construction of a new

single family home, a use currently prohibited in

the I-1 Limited Industry Zoning District, carried.

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

Brown County Landfill tipping fee from $14.25

to $14.75 per cubic yard effective 1-1-11 as

recommended by the Brown County Solid Waste

Advisory Commission, carried.

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

Sentence to Service and Juvenile Crew Quarterly

Report for the period of 7-1-10 thru 9-30-10, the

verbal report on the current wood project, and

STS for-profit/non-profit projects, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve regular

employee status for Landon Weckwerth, Support

Enforcement Aide, carried.

M/Berg, S/Lochner, to approve the

appointment of John Knisley as the FT

Recycling/Water Plan/Wetland Administrator for

the Planning & Zoning Dept. at the annual salary

of $42,077.00 (Grade XIII, Step 3) contingent on

passage of pre-placement physical and with a

projected start date of 11-15-10, carried.

M/Potter, S/Lochner, to approve the

designation of Citizens Bank Minnesota as the

County's main depository of public funds for a five

year period beginning 1-1-11. After considerable

discussion, the motion was withdrawn by Potter

and the second to the motion was withdrawn

by Lochner. Thereafter, M/Potter, S/Lochner,

to table consideration of the designation of the

County's main depository of public funds for a

five year period beginning 1-1-11 until the 11-

2-10 Board meeting to allow time to pursue

clarification of the cost if any to allow Family

Services to continue to complete bank deposits

rather than scanning checks for deposit in the

Banking Services pending five year contract,

motion to table carried.

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

2010 3rd Quarter Budget Report (Cash Basis

and Unaudited) which reflects activity at 75.0%

of the budget year as follows: Expenditures

of $20,429,343.25 or 71.9% and Revenues

of $19,294,034.27 or 67.9%; and the 2010 3rd

Quarter Supplemental Budgets Report noting

expenditures of $984,851.87 or 53.1%, and

revenues of $906,140.39 or 48.5% of annual

budgeted activity, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to appoint Commissioner

Lochner to serve as Brown County Alternate

Voting Delegate for the Minnesota Counties

Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT) Annual Meeting

on 12-6-10, carried.

Correspondence C-1 thru C-8 were accepted

and filed.

Berg and Lochner reported on Sioux Trails

Mental Health Center matters; and Potter

reported on the Brown SWCD meeting on 10-25-


Calendars were coordinated for the next two

week period.

There being no further business, Chairman

Seeboth adjourned the Meeting at 11:40 AM.

The Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting

of October 26, 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@ Home Page Address:



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