Brown County Commission 5.2.2022

Submitted by Dawn Boyles, County Clerk

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, May 2, 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 via zoom. Shoemaker opened the meeting at 8:10 a.m. All recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Commissioner Lehmkuhl led the meeting with a prayer.

Department Reports

The board members accepted the resignation/retirement of George Bruning, effective Dec. 20, 2022.

Tube bids for the three road districts were opened. Bids for the combined three districts were as follows: J & J Drainage Products Co. with a bid of $190,262.95, Welborn Sales with a bid of $141,883.55, Metal Culverts with a bid of $158,102.60 and Contech ES with a bid of $137,342.02. Road Foremen John Selland, Jerry Hisle and Rodney Allen were present for the bid opening. The board accepted the bid from Contech ES for $137,342.02, contingent upon bid specification review of the bid.

District One foreman Selland discussed the rock issues from the Martin Marietta Quarry. Martin Marietta will give an applied credit of $5,000 to cover for the rental from Berry Tractor to crush the 1-1/2 inch rock, screen and some labor.

District Two foreman Hisle discussed raising the starting wage for road and bridge department.

The commissioners accepted the motion to move Brandon Killoren to Assistant Foreman at $21 per hour, effective May 2, 2022.

Commissioner Pollock would like to look into seeking out a firm to work on a comprehensive plan for Brown County.

Also at the meeting:

The commissioners approved the April 29 meeting minutes.

The next regular meeting was held Monday, May 9. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.


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