Brown County Commission 2.13.2023

Submitted by Dawn Boyles

County Clerk

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Feb. 13, with the following members present: Chairman William Pollock, Richard Lehmkuhl and Lamar Shoemaker. Also present was Brown County Clerk Dawn Boyles. County Attorney Kevin Hill was present for a portion of the meeting. Pollock opened the meeting at 8:10 a.m. All recited the Pledge of Allegiance and Lehmkuhl led the meeting with a prayer.

Community Corrections Director Vicki Hubin and Assistant Director Chris Denner discussed unexpended funds from Fiscal Year 2022 being released from the state. The board agreed to accept the unexpended funds from Fiscal Year 2022 in the amount of $19,549.82. 

The board agreed to transfer $4,500 from J-CM Client Services to J-CM Agency Operations, $9,500 from J-IIP Client Services to J-IIP Agency Operations and $8,500 from J-JISP Client Services to J-ISP Agency.

Solid Waste Director Heather Merrilll requested a 15-minute executive session to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel with an executive session necessary to protect privacy interests, with the three commissioners, Boyles and Merrill present. No binding action was taken following the executive session.

The commissioners approved the Feb. 6 minutes.

The Jan. 31 claims were approved as follows: General, $97,105.77; Road and Bridge, $52,290.66; Employee Benefit, $146.18; Election, $227.50; Appraiser, $165.96; Noxious Weed, $188.10; Alcohol, $8,880.11; Diversion, $588.49; 911 SB 50, $30,108.08; ACC, $1,130.89; JJA CORE, $1,097.26; Services for Elderly, $2,458.64; Solid Waste, $1,806.58; and ARPA, $11,797. The total was $207,991.22.

Tax Change Orders 2022-37 and 2022-43 were signed and approved.

The Feb. 8 payroll was approved as follows: General, $94,005.78; Road and Bridge, $18,761.26; Election, $5,080; Technology, $356; Appraiser, $8,660.01; Noxious Weed, $1,760; ACC, $8,530.40; JJA Core, $7,325.40; Reinvestment Grant, $1,159.13; Services for Elderly, $3,343; Solid Waste, $5,430.64; Special MVT, $2,858.90; Employee Benefit FICA, $10,355.86; and Employee Benefit KPERS, $12,315.51. After State Unemployment and Worker’s Compensation of $153.46 and Insurance of $2,388.05 were taken out, the total was $177,400.38.

The commissioners approved a Cereal Malt Beverage License 2023-01 for Grandview Oil Company.

Boyles and Deputy County Clerk Barb Grabhorn discussed the proposed Career Progression Plan with the board. The Clerk’s office will have a department head meeting this week.

The commissioners discussed the payment schedule of the Peterbilt in District 1. Commissioner Lehmkuhl noted the balance is $110,456.37 with the next payment in May 2023.

The next regular meeting was held on Tuesday, Feb. 21. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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