Brown County Commission 8.23.2021

Submitted by Dawn M. Boyles, County Clerk

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Aug. 23, with the following members present: Chairman Richard L. Lehmkuhl, Lamar Shoemaker and William Pollock. Also present was Brown County Clerk Dawn M. Boyles. County Attorney Kevin Hill was present for a portion of the meeting. Lehmkuhl opened the meeting at 8:10 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all. Commissioner Lehmkuhl led the meeting with a prayer.

Department Reports

Vicki Hubin, Director, and Chris Denner, Assistant Director, presented the quarterly financial statements for the commission’s review and signatures. Hubin also discussed the KCAMP Insurance policy for Community Corrections.

George Bruning, Solid Waste Director, discussed the roof damage at the landfill. Bruning will email KCAMP in regard to the repair quotes.

Wanda Davis, Services for the Elderly Director, updated the commission on the hot meals program. Davis would like to change the driver hours to 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to accommodate the delivery of the meals.

Davis requested a five-minute executive session on non-elected personnel. Present for the session were the three commissioners, Davis, and County Attorney, Kevin Hill. Following the session, no binding action was taken.

Sandy Carter, IT Director, discussed updates to the Fuel Cloud. There has been overheating issues with the Fuel Cloud.

George Bruning, Noxious Weed Director, discussed the roof replacement at the transfer station. The wind damage to the roof only covered 50 percent of the roof and the bid was to repair the entire roof. The county will pay the other 50 percent.

The commission discussed the evergreen bushes on the east and west sides of the courthouse. The commission would like the evergreens to be trimmed and then determine if we need to remove the evergreens.

Also at the meeting:

Commissioners approved the Aug. 16 minutes.

The commission discussed the current budget figures. Sean Gordon, CPA, joined the meeting via phone conference. Gordon discussed increasing the sales tax and special county highway estimates as they were estimated low. Boyles will e-mail Gordon the adjustments and return with the new budget at Aug. 31 meeting.

Tax Change Orders 2020-103 through 105 were signed and approved.

County Clerk Boyles presented the form to appoint a voting delegate for the annual KWORCC meeting. Commissioners appointed Lehmkuhl as voting delegate. Commissioners appointed Shoemaker as an alternate delegate.

County Clerk Boyles presented the form to appoint a voting delegate for the annual KCAMP meeting. Commissioners appointed Lehmkuhl as voting delegate and Shoemaker as an alternate

The next regular meeting was held Tuesday, Aug. 31, to approve month end bills. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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