Brown County Commission 04.22.2024

Submitted by Nicole Lee

County Clerk

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 22, with the following members present: 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. Shoemaker 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 commission was presented with two contracts for the purchase of land needed for the replacement bridge on 220th Street. One contract was approved by the Board of Commissioners on Monday, April 8, and the second contract was presented by Pollock with the purchase amount changed from $600 to $1,350. Pollock motioned to sign the temporary easement contract for Section 3, Township 3 South, Range 15 East for the construction of the bridge on 220th Street just west of U.S. Highway 75 for $100. Also, a permanent right of way contract used the construction of the same bridge in the amount of $1,350 so Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) can proceed with the bridge letting. The motion died due to lack of second.

Community Corrections Vicki Hubin and Chris Denner presented the FY25 Compensation Plans for Adult Corrections and Juvenile Corrections. The commissioners approved the FY25 Compensation Plans for Community Corrections.

Also at the meeting:

Hill requested a 10-minute executive session. The commissioners held a 10-minute executive session for attorney client privilege to discuss legal matters with legal counsel, to protect the Board’s privilege and communication with an attorney, with the two commissioners, Hill and Lee present to discuss legal matters with legal counsel, to protect the Board’s privilege and communication with an attorney. No binding action was taken following the executive session. Then, the commissioners approved signing the Affidavit of No Other Insurance.

Mo-Kan Executive Director Trevor Tutt presented the board with information on grant writing services and other programs that the organization provides.

The commissioners approved the April 15 meeting minutes.

The April 17, 2024 payroll was approved as follows: General, $95,413.36; Road and Bridge, $17,598.01; Election, $4,721.79; Technology, $393.75; Appraiser, $9,148.86; Noxious Weed, $1,840; ACC, $13,321.15; JJA Core, $11,459.56; Services for Elderly, $3,524.25; Solid Waste, $6,209.89; Special MVT, $5,603.80; Employee Benefit FICA, $10,710.40; and Employee Benefit KPERS, $13,969.04. After State Unemployment and Workers Compensation of $99.81 and Insurance  of $10,672.56 were taken out, the total was $183,141.49.

The board approved the Annual Noxious Weed Eradication Progress Report.

The next regular meeting was held on Tuesday, April 30. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.


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