Brown County Commission 10.29.2021

Submitted by Dawn Boyles, County Clerk

Friday, Oct. 29

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session Friday, Oct. 29, 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. Lehmkuhl led the meeting with a prayer.

The Oct. 31 month-end claims were approved as follows: General, $110,821.42; Road and Bridge, $93,431.50; Historical Society, $4,375; Employee Benefit, $69,829.70; Election, $6,395.04; Extension, $8,500; Mental Health, $5,850; Developmental Services, $2,254.33; Capital Improvement, $45,935; Appraiser, $2,478.48; Ambulance $21,250; Noxious Weed, $3,780.33; Diversion, $572.90; 911 SB50, $453.08; ACC, $2,200.99; CC123, $300; JJA CORE, $3,417.44; Services for Elderly, $2,433.96; Solid Waste, $49,751.93; Payroll, $118.93; and ARP Fund, $9,288. After Conservation of $912.29 was taken out, the total was $442,525.74 

The commissioners agreed to hold a 10-minute executive session with the three commissioners and Solid Waste Director George Bruning, present to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel with executive session necessary to protect privacy interests. No binding action was taken following the executive session.

The commissioners agreed to allow Bruning to offer the open position at the landfill to the lone application subject to a background check and pre-employment testing. 

The board agreed to a five-minute executive session on non-elected personnel with the three commissioners, Road and Bridge Secretary Tami Lehmkuhl and Boyles present to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel with executive session necessary to protect privacy interests. No binding action was taken following the executive session.

The commissioners accepted the resignation/retirement of Terry Siebenmorgen effective Nov. 12.

T. Lehmkuhl discussed issues with muddy roads within the county.

The commissioners approved the Monday, Oct. 25 minutes.

Boyles presented a letter to the commission in regards to the Ruth and Roger Wolfe Charitable Trust.

Tax change orders 2020-108 through 2020-121 were approved and signed by the commissioners.

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

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