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Commissioners' minutes

June 22, 2010
The Journal


June 22, 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 Boyle, and

Family Services Director Henderson.

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

6-15-10 and authorize publication of the Synopsis

of same, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Berg, to accept the transfer

of nine Rate 2 GRH beds from Martin County

to Brown County for the purpose of use by the

House of Lights Residential Facility in Brown

County, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to include an amount of

$925,000 in the draft 2011 budget, subject to final

budget approval, for out-of-home placements for

Probation and Social Services, carried.

By consensus, the County Board referred the

topic of separating the out of home placement

budget between the Family Service and

Probation budgets on the basis of a ratio of actual

expenditures for the past three years to an Ad Hoc

Committee including Chairman Seeboth, Vice-

Chair Berg, Family Services Director Henderson,

Probation Director Schultz, and Administrator


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

and Community-Based Waiver Services Contract

Amendment with Connections Homes contracted

through Greater Minnesota Family Services to

increase the daily per diem from $268.37 to

$278.37 per day effective 7-1-10 thru 9-30-10,

with the understanding that this matter will be

reviewed again by October 2010, carried.

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

Social Service Case Actions Listing for May 2010,


M/Dove, S/Lochner, to include an amount of

$1,700 in the draft 2011 county budget, subject

to final budget approval, as supplemental funding

for the Lutheran Social Service of MN Financial

Counseling Service, carried.

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

Facilitator Contracts for the period of 7-1-10 thru

6-30-11 with the following county school districts:

Sleepy Eye School District No. 84; New Ulm

School District No. 88; and Springfield School

District No. 85, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Berg, to approve the 2010

Delegation Agreement with South Country Health

Alliance for the period of 1-1-10 thru 12-31-12,


M/Potter, S/Seeboth, to approve the Targeted

Case Management Services Addendum to

the Participation Agreement between UCare

Minnesota and Brown County Family Services

for renewal with UCare at the rates set for Brown

County by the State Dept. of Human Services for

Mental Health Targeted Case Management and

Child Welfare Targeted Case Management for the

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

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

of Gail Bode to the Regular PT (Mid Aug. to Mid

Jan. up to 40 hrs/wk) Energy Assistance Program

Assistant position at the hourly rate of $12.1237

(Grade VI, Step 3) being effective 8-23-10 and

authorize filling the vacancy of FT Financial

Worker created by this appointment by returning

to the eligibility list created in April 2010, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve MN Care

Contract Amendment No. 4 to A89211 for fiscal

year 2010, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Dove, to authorize the payment

of Family Services Administrative claims in the

amount of $6,130.57, carried.

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

Family Consent Agenda Items #1 thru #6,


At 10:25 AM, Chairman Seeboth convened

a Closed Session to consider Social Services

Payments, whereupon M/Potter, S/Lochner,

to authorize the payment of Social Services

payments in the amount of $19,028.27, carried.

The Closed Session ended at 10:28 AM.

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

Public Health update: School Health Contracts;

The Public Health Standards; Homemaker

Program Transition; Adult and Adolescent

Immunization Campaign; Southern Minnesota

Initiative Foundation (SMIF) Grant; Regional

Exercise June 30, 2010; Exploration of a Contract

to provide Physical Therapy and Occupational

Therapy (PT/OT) with our Certified Home Care

Program; LPHA Summary of State Legislative

Action That Affects Public Health; County Health

Rankings; Women, Infant, and Children (WIC)

Nutrition Program; Pertussis (Whooping Cough);

Reapplication for Medicare Certification with the

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS); Mass

Dispensing Plan Evaluated by the Minnesota

Department of Health; Statewide Chlamydia

Partnership, carried.

M/Dove, S/Berg, to authorize the Sheriff's

Dept. to add to the fleet an abandoned forfeiture

vehicle (2000 Pontiac Montana van); declare

said vehicle as excess property for resale; and

authorize the Sheriff's Office to sell the vehicle on

the MN Bids website which is run by the State of

MN, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Dove, to approve a State of

MN Federal Boating Safety Supplement Grant

Agreement Contract #B44147 in the amount of

$3,500 for the Brown County Sheriff's Dept. to

purchase a side-scan sonar unit and authorize

Board Chairman Seeboth, Sheriff Hoffmann,

and County Administrator Enter to sign same on

behalf of Brown County, carried.

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

May 2010 Monthly Reports of Activity for the

Brown County Sheriff's Dept., carried.

M/Potter, S/Berg, to approve a Historical

Monument Policy to allow installation of a

historical monument at sites within Brown

County's right of way effective 6-22-10, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Berg, to approve the

Rezoning Application #R-00008 of Miller Sellner

Implement, Inc. by Ericksen Construction on

property described as part of the NW4 of NW4,

Sec. 05-T109N-R32W in Stark Township for the

purpose of allowing construction of an addition

to the business for Miller Sellner Implement

and to expand the I-2 Zoning District to include

the contiguous parcel they own to the south,

currently zoned as A-1 Agricultural Zoning

District, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve Res. No. 2010-

16 approving withdrawal of membership in

the Joint Powers Agreement between Brown,

Nicollet, and Cottonwood Counties to establish

a Joint Clean Water Partnership Project, carried.

Correspondence C-1 thru C-5 were accepted

and filed.

Potter reported on the RCRCA meeting on 6-


Calendars were coordinated for the next two

week period.

There being no further business, Chairman

Seeboth adjourned the Meeting at 11:22 AM.

The Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting of June

22, 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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