Brown County Commission 12.31.2021

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Friday, Dec. 31, with the following members present: Chairman Richard L. Lehmkuhl, Lamar Shoemaker 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. Lehmkuhl led the meeting with a prayer.

David Jasper, KANZA Mental Health CEO, discussed future plans for the local alcohol funds.

Department Reports

Don Pounds, Emergency Management Director, discussed the Emergency Management inventory program and wind storm damage.

Also at the meeting:

The board approved the Dec. 28 meeting minutes.

The commissioners accepted the 2022 KANZA Mental Health contract with Brown County.

The Dec. 31 month-end claims were approved as follows: General, $136,469.86; Road and Bridge, $84,262.27; Health, $16,250; Historical Society, $3,500.73; Employee Benefit, $82,424.24; Election, $2,320.37; Developmental Services, $2,254.37; Technology Fund Clerk, $4,950; Appraiser, $2,969.40; Ambulance, $20,893.65; Noxious Weed, $1,883.37; Spec Parks & Rec, $7,000; Diversion, $853.10; 911 SB50, $108.08; ACC, $5,234.98; JJA CORE, $7,445.80; Services for Elderly, $4,725.58; Solid Waste, $53,505.58; and Payroll, $80.09. The total was $437,131.47.

The commissioners approved accounts payable.

The board approved the motion to re-appoint Commissioner Lehmkuhl and John Defore to the KANZA Mental Health Board for a three-year term to expire on Dec. 31, 2024.

Tax Change Orders 2021-5, 17-20 and 23-28 were approved and signed.

County Clerk Boyles presented a revised Conflict of Interest Policy to the commissioners for their review. The board approved the motion to adopt the new Conflict of Interest Policy.

Boyles also presented a new Uniform Guidance Policies and Procedures Policy for the commissioners to review. The commissioners accepted the new Uniform Guidance Policies and Procedure Policy.

The board approved WATKO Group for the 2022 Brown County Benefits Consultant, to be effective Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. Commissioner Pollock voted nay.

The board held a five-minute executive session on non-elected personnel, with the three commissioners and Clerk 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 next regular meeting was held Tuesday, Jan. 4. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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