Brown County Commission 5.24.2021
The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, May 24, with the following members present: Chairman Richard L. Lehmkuhl, Lamar Shoemaker and William Pollock. Also present was Brown County Clerk Dawn Boyles. Brown 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. Pastor Shane Spangler led the meeting with a prayer.
Road and Bridge Secretary Tami Lehmkuhl presented the board with clarification on the changes in prices for Bettis Asphalt.
Commissioner Lehmkuhl discussed a bridge located at 220th Street and Mulberry Road. The bridge is need of emergency repairs. County Attorney Hill suggested the board do an expedited bid letting for the bridge with provision of expediting the start date as well. Road and Bridge Secretary T. Lehmkuhl will publish the bid letting immediately. The bid opening will be at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, with a start date of Tuesday, June 15.
The board requested Road and Bridge Secretary T. Lehmkuhl to visit the Road Foremen about the summer help needed for each crew.
Also at the meeting:
The May 19 payroll was approved as follows: General, $76,641.42; Road and Bridge, $14,675.89; Technology, $308.06; Appraiser, $6,628.13; Noxious Weed, $2,327.19; ACC, $9,136.84; JJA Core, $6,174.44; Reinvestment Grant, $3,098.75; Services for Elderly, $2,618; Solid Waste, $4,893.69; Special MVT, $1,540; Employee Benefit FICA, $8,076.33; and Employee Benefit KPERS, $10,021.17. With State Unemployment and Worker’s Compensation of $84.51 and Insurance of $9,017.70 taken out, the total was $137,037.70.
The board approved the motion to offer a reward up to $250 for information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of the individual or individuals responsible for a recent rash of offenses involving criminal damage to several road signs in the County.
The board approved the minutes of the May 17 regular meeting.
The commissioners would like more information on the ROZ Program before proceeding.
County Clerk Boyles discussed a part needed for the backhoe at the landfill.
County Clerk Boyles discussed extending the hours of operation at the landfill on two weeknight evenings and closed on Saturdays. Commissioner Pollock would like to see the landfill open at least one Saturday a month. Commissioner Shoemaker would like to look at the number of customers being served each day.
Commissioner Lehmkuhl requested a 10-minute executive session. The board went into a 10-minute executive session on non-elected personnel, with the three commissioners, Clerk Boyles and the interviewee present. No binding action was taken.
Commissioner Lehmkuhl requested another 10-minute executive session. The board went into a 10-minute executive session on non-elected personnel, with the three commissioners, Clerk Boyles and the interviewee present. No binding action was taken.
Tax Change Orders 2020-86-88, 95, 96, 99, 100 and 102 were signed and approved.
Commissioner Lehmkuhl requested a 10-minute executive session. The board went into a 10-minute executive session on non-elected personnel, with the three commissioners and Clerk Boyles present. No binding action was taken.
The board approved the motion to offer the interim Landfill Operator position to a current employee.
The next meeting was held Friday, May 28, to approve month end bills.