GOVERNING BODY: Brown County Commission 5.28.21

Friday, May 28

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session Friday, May 28, with the following members present: Chairman Richard L. Lehmkuhl and William Pollock. Also present was Brown County Clerk Dawn 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. Richard Lehmkuhl led the meeting with a prayer. 

Department Reports

Services for the Elderly Director Wanda Davis discussed reimbursing the Northeast Area Agency on Aging on meals served from the beginning of the year.

Hiawatha Foundation for Economic Development Director Mikaela Moore discussed the Rural Opportunity Program with the commission.

Also at the meeting:

The May 28 2021, month-end claims were approved as follows: General, $79,176.24; Road and Bridge, $23,414.39; Historical Society, $4,375; Employee Benefit, $68,163.20; Election, $3,714.20; Extension, $8,500; Mental Health, $5,850; Developmental Services, $2,254.33; Capital Improvement, $11,694.18; Conservation, $6,875; Appraiser, $558.91; Ambulance, $21,250; Noxious Weed, $4,353.50; Diversion, $966.15; 911 SB50, $6,135.41; ACC, $2,244.75; CC 123, $319.77; JJCR, $3,230.32; Reinvestment Grant, $50; Services for Elderly, $1,961.42; Solid Waste, $53,312.21; and Payroll, $172.90. The total was $308,571.88.

Sheriff John Merchant requested a 10-minute executive session. The commissioners held a 10-minute executive session on non-elected personnel with the two commissioners and Sheriff Merchant present. No binding action was taken.

Boyles presented the commission with two estimates on fixing the ramp at the landfill.

The commissioners decided to move the regular Board of County Commission meeting scheduled for 8:10 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, to 8:10 a.m. Friday, June 4, 

The commissioners decided to hold a Special Board of County Commission meeting at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, for the opening and possible approval of the scheduled bridge bid opening. 

The commissioners decided to enter into negotiations with the City of Hiawatha for the possible purchase of the two empty lots south of the Sheriff’s Department. 

Commissioner Lehmkuhl, requested a five-minute executive session. The commissioners held a five-minute executive session on non-elected personnel with the two commissioners and Boyles, present. No binding action was taken.

The next meeting was held Tuesday, June 1. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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