Brown County Commission 09.19.2022

Submitted by Dawn Boyles

County Clerk

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Sept. 19, 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 Jim Farris led the meeting with a prayer.

Department Reports

Solid Waste Director George Bruning and Victor L. Phillips Representative Steve Korth discussed the replacement of the backhoe at the landfill. Korth stated they have a 2022 demo model currently. The commissioners will discuss further and contact Korth with any decisions.

The board decided to make an exception to the competitive bid process by making a finding that a substantial likelihood exists that the 2022 backhoe equipment will be unavailable at a lower price.

The commissioners decided to purchase the 2022 backhoe from Victor L. Phillips contingent upon the findings of the informal solicitation bid process.

Boyles presented the County Budget Certification to Conservation District for the Chairman’s signature.

Pollock discussed the replacement of tires on the mower tractor. District 3 Road Foreman Rodney Allen presented quotes on tires available.

Also at the meeting:

Josh Keithley with Midwest Engineering discussed the services Midwest Engineering has to offer.

Eternal Hope Family Center Volunteers Leland Hansen and Rachel Trentman requested American Rescue Plan funding for $4,000 for 155 tons of rock for the east side of the Eternal Hope Family Center for food distribution.

The commissioners approved the Monday, Sept. 12, meeting minutes.

Boyles discussed changing the date of the American Rescue Plan request review date. The new date to review the requests is Monday, Oct. 10.

The board decided to solicit bids for a Lease Purchase Agreement for the purchase of a 2022 Case 580SN backhoe. Boyles will solicit bids for a three-year Lease Purchase Agreement from the local banks.

The next regular meeting will be held Monday, Sept. 26. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.


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