Brown County Commission 5.10.2021

Submitted by Dawn Boyles, County Clerk

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session Monday, May 10, 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. R. Lehmkuhl opened the meeting at 8:10 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all. R. Lehmkuhl led the meeting with a prayer.

Department Reports

Road and Bridge secretary Tami Lehmkuhl discussed the work order forms for daily jobs. T. Lehmkuhl will use the information to update the Road and Bridge program. T. Lehmkuhl also discussed soliciting bids for a new backhoe for District 3.

Commissioner Pollock discussed damage done to a road in District 3. Pollock would like to bill for the damage done.

Kristina Romine and Robin Downard, requested repairs be done to the parking lot at the health department and to upgrade the handicap accessibility. Romine will solicit bids for the repairs.

Also at the meeting:

The May 5 payroll was approved as follows: General, $75,969.03; Road and Bridge, $13,780.44; Election, $4,362.20; Technology, $318; Appraiser, $6,027.07; Noxious Weed, $2,340.25; ACC, $6,165.67; JJA Core, $4,363.06; Reinvestment Grant, $1,796.40; Services for Elderly, $2,590; Solid Waste, $11,989.38; Special MVT, $5,902.30; Employee Benefit FICA, $9,077.34; and Employee Benefit KPERS, $11,615.35. After State Unemployment and Workers Compensation of $74.06 and Insurance of $3,373.31 were taken out, the total was $152,849.22.

The commissioners approved the May 3 and 4 meeting minutes with the following correction to the May 3 meeting minutes: The bids for the lawnmower were as follows: Hiawatha Implement with a bid of $12,035 for the 730 Signature Series Tractor with blade and rear wheel weights, and $8,000 for the Z740R Z Trak zero turn mower. Motion by Shoemaker to accept the bid of $12,035 for the 730 Signature Series Tractor from Hiawatha Implement. Seconded by R. Lehmkuhl. Motion carried. Commissioner Pollock abstained from voting.

Boyles presented a letter of recommendation to send to ESP for the work they performed for Brown County. ESP came in $13,677 under bid and will refund Brown County that amount. The commissioners agreed to sign the letter of recommendation for ESP.

Hill commended the county offices who participated in the mock drunk driving exercise at Hiawatha High School.

R. Lehmkuhl requested a 10-minute executive session. The commissioners held an executive session on non-elected personnel with the three commissioners and Boyles present. No binding action was taken.

RJ Hamilton with Hamilton Recycling discussed the draft for the proposed recycling program Hamilton would like to start with the county.

Rick Smith and Hannah Cavanaugh with Midwest Training and Consulting discussed the Spill Prevention Plan and the services Midwest Training and Consulting has to offer. The board would like to check with other counties before making any decisions.

Boyles presented two temporary liquor permits for the Mission Lake Country Club. The board approved the temporary liquor permits.

The next regular meeting was held Monday, May 17. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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