SYNOPSIS OF COUNTY BOARD MEETING
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
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,
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
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
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
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@
co.brown.mn.us Home Page Address: www.