Brown County Commission 2.10.2020

Submitted by Melissa Gormely, Brown County Clerk

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Chairman Dwight A. Kruse, Keith Olsen and Richard L. Lehmkuhl. Also present was Deputy County Clerk Dawn Boyles.

Kruse opened the meeting at 8:10 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all. Pastor Shane Spangler led the meeting with a prayer.

Jeremy Hill, CCR Roofing, discussed damage they found on the roof of the Historical Society. The cost to repair the damage will be an additional $408.98. The additional cost will include the plywood needed and the installation. Herb Roland, District 1 Road Foreman, will haul away trash from the roofing project and CCR Roofing will credit the county.

Commissioners approved $23,340.21 for general repairs to the Courthouse generator by CK Power, to be reimbursed by the insurance company.

Department Reports

Brown County Sheriff John Merchant presented the Brown County crime statistics from the last year for the commission to review. Merchant stated some figures were up while others were down from the previous year.

Sheriff Merchant discussed the second payment on the Next Gen 911.

Sheriff Merchant also presented a bid from Commenco to replace the camera system at the county jail. The bid was $80,408.02.

Executive Sessions

Olsen requested a 15-minutes executive session with the possibility of calling in the interviewee. The commissioners entered into executive session on non-elected personnel with the three commissioners and the interviewee present. Following the executive session, no binding action was taken.

Olsen requested a five-minute executive session. The commissioners entered into executive session on non-elected personnel with the three commissioners present. Following the executive session, no binding action was taken.

Also at the meeting:

Commissioners approved the Feb. 3 meeting minutes.

Deputy County Clerk Boyles presented the 2020 FAS and OFF SYSTEM Bridge Inspection and Fracture Critical Inspection 19-1201M for the commission to review.

Boyles also presented the 2020 Initial Boundary Validation Program to the commission for signatures.

The next meeting was held on Tuesday, Feb. 18. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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