Brown County Commission 4.15.2024

Submitted by Nicole Lee, County Clerk

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 15, with the following members present: Chairman Richard Lehmkuhl, Lamar Shoemaker and William Pollock. Also present was Brown County Clerk Nicole Lee and County Attorney Kevin Hill. Lehmkuhl opened the meeting at 8:10 a.m. All recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Commissioner Pollock led the meeting with a prayer.

Department Reports

The commissioners continued discussion on the increase notice of $1.70 per ton for hauling from HAMM Inc. The board approved the motion for the County Attorney to compose a letter to HAMM Inc., stating the county will only pay the retro $1.70 increase beginning with the Consumer Price Index and Employment Cost Index release date.

The board also approved an increase in solid waste rates as presented by the Solid Waste Director.

The commissioners approved the Solid Waste first quarter Tonnage Report.

Also at the meeting:

The commissioners approved the April 8 meeting minutes.

Motion by Pollock: “I move that we table Resolution 2024-08 until we can consult with Attorney Hughes as to the possibility of clearly identifying which or what types of land use changes on neighboring properties we are concerned about.” Motion died due to lack of a second. Motion by Shoemaker to approve Resolution 2024-08 with the change of the meeting deadline to May 2024. The motion carried with Commissioner Pollock voting nay.

The board approved the 2024 Presidential Preference Primary Reimbursement Abstract in the amount of $16,668.46 for submitting to the Kansas Secretary of State.

The commissioners approved the motion to sign the Kansas Department of Transportation Cost Share Program Agreement for the Bridge OS265 replacement.

The board approved the Property Use Agreement from Hiawatha Ministerial Alliance to hold a service for the National Day of Prayer Service on May 2.

Tax Change Orders 2023-116 through 2023-120, 2023-122 and 2023-123 were signed and approved.

The commissioners were presented the letter that was sent to the cities regarding summer oiling.

The next regular meeting was held on Monday, April 22. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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