Brown County Commission 7.25.2022

Submitted by Dawn Boyles, County Clerk

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, July 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.

Department Reports

Road and Bridge Secretary Tami Lehmkuhl discussed Husker Steel working in the area in late August. Chris from Husker Steel inquired about bridges that may need their attention while they are working in the area.

T. Lehmkuhl presented a proposal for mapping of the county’s culverts and road signs.

Boyles presented the second quarter Tonnage Report for the commission’s approval. The commissioners approved the third quarter Tonnage Report.

Community Corrections Director Vicki Hubin and Community Corrections Assistant Director Chris Denner presented the fourth quarter Community Corrections budget reports to the commissioners. The board approved the motion to sign the fourth quarter Community Corrections budget reports.

Boyles presented the Microloan Program Report for the Hiawatha Foundation for Economic Development for the chairman’s signature.

T. Lehmkuhl discussed the repair of the distributor truck. The current repair cost is at $8,862.63. To finish the repairs, the options are as follows: To rebuild spray nozzles the cost would be an additional $1,731.55 or to replace the spray nozzles with new ones would be an additional $5,791.32. Motion by Lehmkuhl to replace the spray nozzles with new ones with a cost of $5,791.32. Motion carried with Shoemaker and Lehmkuhl voting aye and Pollock voting nay.

Also at the meeting:

The board approved the minutes from July 18 regular meeting. 

WATKO Benefits Consultant Greg Watkins discussed the 2022 county insurance benefits. Watkins also discussed other options available for county insurance benefits. Watkins will work up alternative options for county health insurance and report back to the commission.

Motion by Lehmkuhl to approve the use of courthouse square for the annual Maple Leaf Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24. The Hiawatha Chamber and Visitors Bureau will like access to the electricity and restrooms. Motion carried and approved with Shoemaker and Lehmkuhl voting aye and Pollock voting nay.

Attorney Hill requested an executive session. The board held a 10-minute executive session on attorney client privilege, with the three commissioners, Hill, County Appraiser Steve Markham and Boyles present to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel with executive session necessary to protect privacy interests. No binding action was taken.

The next regular meeting was held on Friday, July 29. 


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