Brown County Commission 4.4.2022

Submitted by Dawn Boyles, County Clerk

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 4, with the following members present: Chairman Lamar Shoemaker, William Pollock and Richard Lehmkuhl. Also present was Brown County Clerk Dawn Boyles. Shoemaker opened the meeting at 8:10 a.m. All recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Commissioner Lehmkuhl led the meeting with a prayer.

Brown County resident Lucas Heinen presented a list of Brown County residents who are concerned with the construction of wind energy in Brown County.

Scot Loyd and Carlotta Sunderman of Loyd Group discussed the American Rescue Plan with the board.

Department Reports

Road and Bridge Secretary Tami Lehmkuhl discussed an extended warranty on the District 3 backhoe. Commissioner Pollock would like to table the discussion.

T. Lehmkuhl discussed the possibility of purchasing a large format scanner, printer and copier to start scanning the Road and Bridge records located in the basement.

T. Lehmkuhl discussed purchasing a new desk for the office. The cost of the desk would $3,849 delivered and set up from Navrats. Motion to purchase the desk from Navrats for $3,849 carried 2-1, with Pollock voting nay.

Boyles presented the KCAMP four-year loss history ratio for the board’s review.

Boyles discussed the estimates she has received for the power washing of the courthouse exterior. Boyles will submit the quotes to County Attorney Kevin Hill for review.

Boyles presented the revised MEI letter to the board with the provision to be in compliance with the cash basis law.

Also at the meeting:

The board approved the March 31 meeting minutes.

Commissioner Pollock distributed an article on Wind Energy to Chairman Shoemaker and Commissioner Lehmkuhl.

The April 6 payroll was approved as follows: General, $86,479.08; Road and Bridge, $17,570.88; Election, $1,000; Technology, $333.25; Appraiser, $8,380; Noxious Weed, $1,864.50; ACC, $6,966.50; JJA Core, $4,840.64; Reinvestment Grant, $1,568.77; Services for Elderly, $2,963.75; Solid Waste, $5,838.24; Special MVT, $1,480; Employee Benefit FICA, $9,042.94; and Employee Benefit KPERS, $10,372. After State Unemployment and Worker’s Compensation of $97.32 and Insurance of $3,802.19 were taken out, the total was $154,801.04

The next regular meeting was held Monday, April 11. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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