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Commissioners' minutes

July 20, 2010
The Journal


July 20, 2010

Members present: Seeboth, Berg, Dove, Lochner,

and Potter, along with Administrator Enter and

County Attorney Hinnenthal.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to accept the Minutes of

7-6-10 and authorize publication of the Synopsis

of same, carried.

M/Berg, S/Lochner, to authorize the payment

of General Government claims in the amount of

$194,692.63, carried.

M/Dove, S/Potter, to approve the MN Dept. of

Public Safety Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement

Division Renewal Application for Optional 2:00

AM Liquor License by City Limits of Sleepy Eye,

Inc., carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve the use of

forfeiture funds designated for the County

Attorney's Office to purchase a Dell Optiplex

computer in the amount of $1,176.83 from Notion

IT for the County Attorney's Office, carried.

M/Potter, S/Dove, to accept the quote received

in the amount of $3,669.78 from Laser Control

Inc. for the purchase of laser survey equipment

for the County Highway Dept., carried. It should

be noted another vendor did not respond with a


M/Berg, S/Lochner, to accept and file the

following Highway Dept. Monthly Update:

2010 Construction Projects Plan Update and

Maintenance Projects Update, carried.

M/Berg, S/Lochner, to approve the Certificate

of Substantial Completion and Acceptance with

respect to the Facility Infrastructure and Energy

Efficiency Improvement Project, Trane Project

No. S343960, with the Warranty Commencement

Date of 6-3-10 for project items listed, carried.

M/Berg, S/Dove, to approve the low quote in

the amount of $3,538.26 from New Ulm Furniture

Company for replacement of carpet on the 3rd

floor hallway and Room 303 of the Brown County

Courthouse, carried. Additional quotes were

received from Treat's Home Center; and from

Retzlaff's Floors & More.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to accept and file the

June 2010 Monthly Reports of Activity for the

Brown County Sheriff's Dept., carried.

M/Lochner, S/Berg, to approve the Preliminary

Plat #P-00119 a single lot split by Kenneth

Hauser Etal known as Hauser First Subdivision,

on property described as part of the SE4, Sec.

36T110NR32W, Home Township & the NE4,

Sec. 1T109NR32W, Stark Township. Property

being platted is an existing farmstead being split

off from the tillable land & wooded land. The west

line is running northwesterly to run parallel with

the existing field & the existing township road to

the west. The North line is running northeasterly

to run parallel with the existing fence line, tree

line & field line, carried.

M/Dove, S/Potter, to approve the Final Plat

#P-00118 a single lot split by Thomas & Judith

Stueber known as Stueber Second Subdivision,

on property described as part of the SW4, Sec.

29-T110NR31W, Milford Township, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve Res. No.

2010-18 declaring Brown County in a State of

Emergency for conditions resulting from the

severe thunderstorms, tornado and flooding

events of 6-16/26-10, carried.

M/Potter, S/Dove, to authorize posting the

FT Resident Park Caretaker position internal/

external simultaneously, using the current

position description, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Dove, to give preliminary

approval to the 2011 Personnel Policy Items

#1-#7 as revised and recommended by the

Personnel Policy Revision Committee, with final

approval of the 2011 Personnel Policy to take

place in December 2010, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to grant to non-union

employees currently on Step 26 a one-time

1.25% lump sum payment on their anniversary

date in 2011, carried.

M/Berg, S/Lochner, to approve the following

points assigned by the Personnel Advisory

Committee presented thru the 2009 Rotational

Review process with an effective date of 1-2-

11: County Assessor, 358 points (Grade XVIII);

Deputy Assessor, 306 points (Grade XIV); Senior

Appraiser, 268 points (Grade XII); Appraiser, 238

points (Grade X); Senior Assessment Technician,

222 points (Grade IX); Assessment Technician,

214 points (Grade VIII); County Highway Engineer,

413 points (Grade XXI); Assistant County Engineer,

354 points (Grade XVII); Road & Bridge Safety/

Construction Inspector, 320 points (Grade XV);

Engineering Instrument Technician, 273 points

(Grade XII); Engineering Aide, 197 points (Grade

VII); Accountant/Administrative Assistant, 266

points (Grade XII); Clerical Aide, 162 points (Grade

V); General Foreman, 351 points (Grade XVII);

Mechanic, 320 points (Grade XV); Maintenance

Worker II, 287 points (Grade XIII); Traffic Sign

Technician, 275 points (Grade XII); Maintenance

Worker III, 260 points (Grade XI), carried.

M/Potter, S/Dove, to approve regular

employee status for Anne Grunert, Deputy

Assessor; Tanya Hoffmann, Senior Appraiser;

and Desiree Hohenstein, Assistant Zoning

Administrator/Assistant Emergency Management

Director, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve the

appointment of Lupy Howk as an Intermittent Part

Time Family Based Worker position for the Family

Services Dept. at the hourly rate of $16.0686

(Grade IX, Step 4) and with a projected start date

of 7-21-10, carried.

M/Dove, S/Seeboth, to authorize the payment

of Family Services Administrative claims in the

amount of $184,688.43, carried.

At 11:25 AM, Chairman Seeboth convened

a Closed Session to consider Social Services

Payments, whereupon M/Potter, S/Dove,

to authorize the payment of Social Services

payments in the amount of $197,303.95, carried.

The Closed Session ended at 11:32 AM.

Correspondence C-1 thru C-19 were accepted

and filed.

Seeboth reported on Highway 14 Partnership

matters; Berg and Dove reported on the MVAC

meeting on 7-19-10 and also with Lochner on

the MN River Board Annual Meeting on 7-19-10;

Lochner reported on Detox; Dove reported on the

Brown County Historical Society and the 150th

Commemoration of the Dakota War; on the Three

Rivers RC&D; and with Potter on the BCEDP,

Inc.; Potter reported on the Water Management

Summit on 7-12-10.

Calendars were coordinated for the next two

week period.

There being no further business, Chairman

Seeboth adjourned the Meeting at 12:05 PM.

The Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting

of July 20, 2010 are on file in the County

Administrator's Office and may be viewed

during normal business hours, M-F, 8AM-5PM.

Correspondence and requests for additional

information may be directed to the County

Administrator's E-Mail Address: cntyadmn@ Home Page Address: www.



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