Brown County Commission 5.13.2024

Submitted by Nicole Lee

County Clerk

The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, May 13, 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 Lehmkuhl led the meeting with a prayer.

Department Reports

Road and Bridge Foreman John Selland requested a five-minute executive session. The commissioners held a five-minute executive session on non-elected personnel with the three commissioners, Selland and Tami Lehmkuhl present to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel with an executive session necessary to protect privacy interests. No binding action was taken following the executive session. The commissioners approved promoting Lucas Curl to Road and Bridge District 1 Assistant Foreman.

The commissioners held a five-minute executive session on non-elected personnel with the three commissioners and Selland present to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel with an executive session necessary to protect privacy interests. No binding action was taken following the executive session.

The board was presented with the Brown County Planning Commission Bylaws. Planning Commission Chairman Bill Vonderschmidt was present for any questions.

The board was presented with three applications for Road and Bridge Department summer help.

Also at the meeting:

The commissioners approved the May 6 meeting minutes.

The May 13 claims were approved as follows: General, $78,639.03; Road and Bridge, $87,764.98; Employee Benefit, $111.30; Election, $962.67; Appraiser, $719.18; Noxious Weed, $126.06; Diversion, $458.29; 911 SB 50, $5,860.30; ACC, $1,837.26; JJA CORE, $1,504.48; Services for Elderly, $179.98; and Solid Waste, $117,574.17. The total was $295,737.70.

The commissioners approve the revised county comprehensive plan welcome letter.

Tax Change Orders 2023-115 and 2023-126 were signed and approved.

The board was presented with notification that Pine Ridge Inc., located in Morrill Township, plans to construct and operate a livestock waste management facility.

The next regular meeting was held on Monday, May 20. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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