Governing Body: Brown County Commission, 1.4.21

Submitted by Melissa Gormley

County Clerk

Monday, Jan. 4

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Jan. 4, with the following members present: Chairman Dwight A. Kruse, Keith Olsen and Richard L. Lehmkuhl. Also present was Brown County Clerk Melissa Gormley and County Attorney Kevin Hill was present for a portion of the meeting via Zoom. Kruse opened the meeting at 8:10 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all. Lehmkuhl led the meeting with a prayer.

Commissioner Kruse informed the other commissioners that Emergency Manager Don Pounds reported 218 COVID tests were conducted at the Horton location.

Hiawatha Community Hospital CEO John Broberg gave a leadership report to the commission. Broberg discussed the vaccine that was available to the HCH staff. He updated the commission on COVID-19. Broberg also discussed the FY 2020 financial report.

Department Reports

Commissioner Olsen asked Brown County Treasurer Cheryl Lippold about tax statements. Lippold stated that all taxes have been processed through Dec. 26, 2020.

Also at the meeting:

The commissioners approved the Dec. 31, 2020, minutes. 

The commissioners approved Resolution 2021-1, a public health emergency resolution, to extend the declaration of disaster due to the COVID pandemic. 

The next regular meeting was held Monday, Jan. 11. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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