Governing Body: Brown County Commission

Submitted by Melissa Gormley

Brown County Clerk

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Friday, Aug. 30, with the following members present: Chairman Keith Olsen, Dwight A. Kruse and Richard L. Lehmkuhl, and Brown County Clerk Melissa Gormley. County Attorney Kevin Hill was present for a portion of the meeting.

Olsen opened the meeting at 8:10 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all. Commissioner Lehmkuhl led the meeting with a prayer.

Gormley presented the agreement from Berry Tractor Supply for the purchase of the 2019 Superior Broom Sweeper to the commission for signatures. The total amount due is $56,279.

Commissioner Olsen discussed the KDOA permit for the culvert on Kingfisher Road.


Gormley presented the Extension budget for signatures.

Department Reports

The commissioners discussed Resolution 08-20 with County Attorney Kevin Hill. Hill suggested speaking with Emergency Director Don Pounds.

Also at the meeting:

The board approved the Aug. 26 meeting minutes.

The commissioners voted to allow Oct. 4, 2019, to be a holiday for all county employees.

The Aug. 28 payroll was approved as follows: General, $69,599.35; Road and Bridge, $17,455.72; Election, $1,745.77; Technology, $889.31; Appraiser, $7,425.64; Noxious Weed, $1,714.25; ACC, $10,496.08; JJA Core, $10,141.99; Reinvestment Grant, $3,078.75; Services for Elderly, $2,511; Solid Waste, $4,145.50; Special MVT, $2,640.01; Employee Benefits FICA, $7,997.58; and Employee Benefits KPERS, $9,986.36. After State Unemployment/Workers Compensation of $228.78 and Insurance of $11,573.71 were taken out, the total was $138,024.82.

The Aug. 30 month-end claims were approved as follows: General, $84,247.43; Road and Bridge, $848,100.42; Special Machinery, $56,279; Health, $31,000; Historical Society, $4,375; Employee Benefit, $76,888.34; Election, $3,224.46; Extension Council, $8,320.83; Mental Health, $5,850; Developmental Services, $2,254.33; Technology Fund Clerk, $1,576.05; Appraiser, $1,313.68; Ambulance, $18,577.52; Noxious Weed, $1,527.19; Alcohol, $3,150.99; Diversion, $519.44; 911 SB50, $5,801.92; ACC, $2,174.45; JJCR, $4,601.72; Reinvestment Grant, $145.63; Services for Elderly, $3,589.53; Solid Waste, $35,006.35; Payroll, 211.59. The total was $1,198,735.87.

The next regular meeting will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, due to the Labor Day holiday.

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