Brown County Commission

Submitted by Dawn Boyles, County Clerk

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Jan. 9, 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 and Lehmkuhl led the meeting with a prayer.

Department Reports

Services for the Elderly Director Wanda Davis updated the board on the Hot Meals program. The Bread Bowl only has the staff to handle the overwhelming response at 2 p.m.

Boyles discussed part-time holiday pay. The commissioners would like to revisit this topic next week.

Boyles presented the December 2022 End of Month Road and Bridge Reports for the commissioners to review.

Also at the meeting

Chief 22nd Judicial District Judge John Weingart swore in re-elected District 1 Commissioner R. Lehmkuhl prior to the meeting.

Bids for the 2023 official county newspaper were as follows:

• Hiawatha World with a bid of $6.50 per column inch.

• Horton Headlight with a bid of $2.75 per column inch.

The board approved Resolution No. 2023-04, which designates the Horton Headlight the 2023 legal Brown County newspaper, with the bid of $2.75 per column inch, with the Hiawatha World to also publish many of the same legal publications.

The board approved the Jan. 3 meeting minutes.

The board approved Resolution No. 2023-02, which appoints William Pollock as 2023 Brown County Commission Chairman.

The commissioners also approved Resolution No. 2023-03, which designates the following as the official 2023 Brown County Banks: for checking, investments and depository — Citizens State Bank & Trust Company, Morrill & Janes State Bank – a division of Bank of Blue Valley, and State of Kansas Municipal Investment Pool.

The board also approved Resolution No. 2023-05, approving the 2023 Brown County Personnel Policy, effective Jan. 1, 2023, as amended. 

The board also approved Resolution No. 2023-06, which adopts the GAAP Waiver policy for auditing purposes.

Boyles presented documents authorizing signatures for 2023.

The board approved Jan. 9 accounts payable claims approved as follows:  General, $176,557.57; Road and Bridge, $20,219.27; Employee Benefit, $96.43; Capital Improvement, $35,319.20; Noxious Weed, $45.06; Diversion, $179.65; 911SB50, $108.08; ACC, $4,992.62; JJA CORE, $7,032.68; Services for Elderly, $623.11 and Solid Waste, $227.77. The total was $245,401.44.

The board approved the 2023 KWORCC invoice of $26,252 for payment.

Boyles presented the December 2022 Cash and Budget Summary for the board to review.

Boyles presented the KCAMP Quarterly Report for the commissioners to review.

The commissioners discussed the redistricting process. The board agreed to table the discussion until next meeting.

Tax Change Orders 2022-29 and 2022-30 were signed and approved.

The next regular meeting was held on Tuesday, Jan. 17. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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