Brown County Commission 4.25.2022

Submitted by Dawn Boyles, County Clerk

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 25, with the following members present: Chairman Lamar Shoemaker, William Pollock and Richard Lehmkuhl. Also present was Brown County Clerk Dawn Boyles. County Attorney Kevin Hill was present for a portion of the meeting. Shoemaker opened the meeting at 8:10 a.m. All recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Pastor Shane Spangler led the meeting with a prayer.

Brown County resident Deb Christian has inquired about planting and maintaining flowers around the picnic table pathway on the courthouse lawn. The commissioners decided to allow Deb Christian to plant flowers and maintain flowers along the picnic table pathway.

Department Reports

The Road and Bridge foreman John Selland, Jerry Hisle and Rodney Allen gave updates for their districts.

Road and Bridge Secretary Tami Lehmkuhl and John Selland discussed the possible purchase of a 2014 International WorkStar 7500 dump truck for District 1 listed with Purple Wave Auction. The current bid is $31,500. The commissioners voted to allow Selland and Lehmkuhl to bid on a 2014 International WorkStar 7500 dump truck.

Selland discussed the roof at the salt shed at the landfill blew off this weekend.

The commissioners decided to increase the cost of rock per ton to $35 from $25.

The commissioners also decided to purchase the four-year Premier extended warranty on the District 3 backhoe for $5,315.

Emergency Management Director Don Pounds discussed zoning on the lots located at 712 and 714 Kickapoo Street and the Sheriff’s Department.

Pounds discussed various lots as possibilities for an Emergency Command Center location.

Boyles discussed the elevator phone.

Boyles discussed the Civic Clerk Agenda program she would like to purchase. The board approved purchasing the Civic Clerk program for $12,457.25.

Executive Sessions

Noxious Weed/Solid Waste Director George Bruning requested a five-minute executive session. The commissioners held a five-minute executive session on non-elected personnel, with the three commissioners, Bruning, Hill 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 board held a 10-minute executive session on non-elected personnel, with the three commissioners, Hisle and the interviewee 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 held a five-minute executive session on non-elected personnel, with the three commissioners 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.

Also at the meeting:

The commissioners approved the April 18 meeting minutes.

The April 20 payroll was approved as follows: General, $83,951.07; Road and Bridge, $17,365.50; Technology, $352.63; Appraiser, $8,040; Noxious Weed, $2,377.76; Diversion, $8,300; ACC, $10,464.89; JJA Core, $7,832.29; Reinvestment Grant, $2,835.50; Services for Elderly, $2,965; Solid Waste, $6,273.13; Special MVT, $5,564.30; Employee Benefit FICA, $9,784.86; and Employee Benefit KPERS, $11,294.82. After State Unemployment and Workers Compensation of $137.86 and Insurance of $10,881.48 were taken out, the total was $166,382.41.

The next regular meeting was held Friday, April 29, to approve month end bills.

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