Governing Body: Brown County Commission

Submitted by Melissa Gormley

County Clerk

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session Monday, Dec. 2. Members present were Chairman Keith Olsen, Dwight A. Kruse and Richard L. Lehmkuhl. Also present was 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. Lehmkuhl led the meeting with a prayer.

Hiawatha Community Hospital CEO John Broberg gave the commissioners an update on the Hiawatha Community Hospital.

Department Reports

Sheriff John Merchant spoke to the commissioners about the 911 budget.

Also at the meeting:

The commissioners decided to sign a renewal Lights and Sirens Permit for Josh Long.

Hill requested a five-minute executive session on attorney-client privilege. The commissioners voted to hold a five-minute executive session on attorney-client privilege to discuss legal matters with legal counsel, to protect the board’s privilege and communication with an attorney. Present were the three commissioners, Sheriff John Merchant, Hill and Gormley. No binding action was taken following the executive session.

The commissioners held another five-minute executive session on non-elected personnel. Present for the executive session were the three commissioners, Merchant, Hill and Gormley. No binding action was taken following the executive session.

The commissioners approved the Nov. 27 minutes.

The next regular meeting was held Monday, Dec. 9. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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