Brown County Commission 03.11.2024

Submitted by Nicole Lee

County Clerk

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, March 11, with the following members present: Chairman Richard Lehmkuhl, Lamar Shoemaker and William Pollock. Also present was Brown County Clerk Nicole Lee. County Attorney Kevin Hill was present for a portion of the meeting. Commissioner Lehmkuhl opened the meeting at 8:10 a.m. All recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Commissioner Lehmkuhl led the meeting with a prayer.

Department Reports

Road and Bridge Tami Lehmkuhl presented the commissioners with the current amount the county charges to other entities for rock and asked if it needed to be updated due to price increases and delivery cost. No decision was made. Discussion regarding seeking sealed bids for District 3 truck continued. Commissioner Pollock requested a change to the county purchasing policy. Commissioner Pollock also discussed increasing easements on county roads.

Also at the meeting:

The board approved the March 4 meeting minutes.

The March 6 payroll was approved as follows: General, $95,908.75; Road and Bridge, $17,928; Election, $917.69; Technology, $354.38; Appraiser, $9,400.59; Noxious Weed, $1,840; ACC, $8,543.81; JJA Core, $11,234.61; Services for Elderly, $3,387; Solid Waste, $6,554.32; Special MVT, $1,765.69; Employee Benefit FICA, $10,129.88; and Employee Benefit KPERS, $13,487.46. After State Unemployment/Worker’s Compensation of $124.63 and Insurance of $3,167.37 were taken out, the total was $178,160.18.

The March 11 claims were approved as follows: General, $31,104.45; Road and Bridge, $39,930.72; Health, $16,250; Employee Benefit, $4,663.58; Election, $309.33; Appraiser, $477.14; Noxious Weed, $196.37; Diversion, $1,531.58; 911 SB 50, $108.08; ACC, $2,632.72; JJA CORE, $3,653.61; Services for Elderly, $851.05; and Solid Waste, $299.57. The total was $102,008.20.

The commissioners approved Cereal Malt Beverage Permit No. 2024-02 for Grandview Oil Company.

The commissioners approved signing the CDBG Request for Release of Funds.

The board approved the agreements to transfer equipment from Brown County to Hiawatha Fire Department and Horton Fire Department.

The board agreed to allow the Sheriff’s department to reschedule training on the courthouse grounds.

Tax Change Orders 2023-79, 2023-80, 2023-82, 2023-83, and 2023-85 through 2023-98 were signed and approved.

The board was presented with February cash and budget summary for review.

The next regular meeting was held on Monday, March 18. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.



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