SYNOPSIS OF COUNTY BOARD MEETING
July 6, 2010
Members present: Seeboth, Berg, Dove, Lochner,
and Potter, along with Administrator Enter and
County Attorney Hinnenthal.
M/Berg, S/Potter, to accept the Minutes of 6-
22-10 and authorize publication of the Synopsis
of same, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve the Minutes
of the Board of Appeal & Equalization Meeting
held on 6-15-10 and continued on 6-17-10 and
authorize publication of same, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Dove, to authorize the payment
of General Government claims as revised in the
amount of $155,663.22, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Berg, to approve two (2)
Drainage Ditch Repair requests, carried.
M/Dove, S/Berg, to receive and order filed the
updated Drainage Ditch Repair Request for CD #3
28-1 in Sections 28 & 33, Mulligan Twp. regarding
county tile washouts caused by flooding of Wood
M/Berg, S/Potter, to accept and file the report
noting percentages used to allocate expenses for
those expenses attributed to all ditches, carried.
M/Berg, S/Potter, to schedule the Primary
Election Canvass Board for 8:30 AM on 8-13-10;
and to schedule the General Election Canvass
Board for 9:00 AM on 11-5-10; and to appoint
Commissioners Seeboth and Dove to serve on
both the Primary Election Canvassing Board and
the General Election Canvassing Board, carried.
M/Potter, S/Lochner, to approve the State
of MN Satellite Office Agreement and authorize
Chairman Seeboth and County Administrator
Enter to sign same on behalf of Brown County,
carried. It should be noted the Brown County
Recorder's Office is a satellite office to facilitate
Uniform Commercial Code lien filings and search
requests, and the Office of the Secretary of State
is launching the new MN Business and Lien
System (MBLS) into production in early to mid
M/Berg, S/Potter, to accept the retirement of
Leah Crabtree, FT Personnel Director on 1-31-
11 and authorize posting the position vacancy
according to policy, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Dove, to accept the retirement
of Gary Olson, FT Resident Park Caretaker on
8-30-10, and to appoint Commissioner Potter,
Park Coordinator Sletta, and a Park Commission
member to a committee to review options for
Lake Hanska Caretaker services and report to the
County Board on July 20, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Berg, to appoint Andrea
Nachreiner as a FT Financial Worker for the Family
Services Dept. at the annual salary of $36,121
(Grade XI, Step 2) and with a projected start date
of 8-2-10, carried.
M/Berg, S/Lochner, to approve Res. No. 2010-
17 designating 8-7-10 and August 7 in years
following as "Brown County Combat Wounded
Veterans Purple Heart Day", carried.
M/Potter, S/Dove, to accept and file the Brown
County Veterans Service Office Semi-Annual
Report for the first half of 2010, carried.
M/Potter, S/Dove, to approve the request
of Kathy Moe to place a historical marker
along CSAH 24 in Section 22-T109N-R34W in
Burnstown Township consistent with the Historical
Monument Policy adopted by the County Board
on 6-22-10, and with the understanding that the
marker text is subject to review and approval by
the Brown County Historical Society Director,
M/Potter, S/Berg, to accept and file the
following Extension Program Update: 4-H
Program Coordinator Report and Nutrition
Educator Report, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve the State of
MN Joint Powers Agreement (B44513) between
the MN Department of Corrections and Brown
County Jail effective 9-1-10 thru 6-30-11 to
house state prisoners in the Brown County Jail at
the daily rate of $55 per day per offender not to
exceed $105,000 per year, carried.
M/Berg, S/Potter, to accept PSIC Grant
Funds in the amount of $23,485 (80%) that
will be distributed by the South Central MN
Regional Radio Board; authorize a county match
in the amount of $5,872 (20%) from the Capital
Improvement Fund 37; with said grant funds to be
designated for the purchase of 800 MHz (ARMER
system) mobile/portable radios only, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve the
Professional Services Agreement Support of
ARMER Required Local System Administrator
Agreement with Alpha Wireless to provide Brown
County with services as a Technical System
Administrator for the ARMER radio system,
M/Berg, S/Dove, to authorize the Brown
County Sheriff's Dept. and the Brown County
Emergency Management Office to apply for the
MN Dept. of Public Safety Division of Emergency
Communication Network (DECN) grants, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Berg, to deny the Law
Enforcement Labor Services #94 Step 3 Grievance
dated 5-19-10, carried.
M/Potter, S/Lochner, to award the contract to
Veenstra & Son, LLC in the amount of $107,818.33
for the SAP 08-599-49 Bridge Replacement and
Approach work on 330th Avenue over an Unnamed
Stream in Mulligan Township, carried. Additional
bids were received from the following: Mathiowetz
Construction; Landwehr Construction, Inc.; and
Midwest Contracting LLC.
M/Potter, S/Dove, to approve the request from
the City of Comfrey for a County Road/Street
closure of portions of CSAH 36 (Brown St & White
St) between Ochre St and Broad St on July 9 from
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM for a parade and the portion
of CSAH 36 from Field St to Broad St be closed
on July 9 from 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM for a street
M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve the purchase of
six (6) Dell 24" Widescreen Monitor w/speaker bar
in the state contract amount of $1,938.62 (includes
sales tax, S/H not included); and the purchase of
eleven (11) PNY GeForce 840 duel video cards in
the state contract amount of $458.37 (includes
sales tax, S/H not included), carried.
M/Potter, S/Seeboth, to approve the purchase
of two (2) Dell Latitude E6410 laptops and software
in the total state contract amount of $3,244.83
(includes sales tax, S/H not included), both to
be available for Public Health Preparedness
exercises and events, and during non-event
times, shared with the nursing staff that will be
documenting on a web based electronic medical
record; and the purchase of two (2) Canon ip 100
portable printers in the total amount of $396.10
(includes sales tax, S/H not included) from www.Buy.com to be used for emergency response and
vaccination clinics and shared with central and
western Brown County based nursing staff for
daily field use, with funding provided by Public
Health Preparedness grant funds, carried. An
additional quote for the two printers was received
M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve the purchase of
four (4) Motorola handheld radios compatible with
the ARMER communication system consisting of
two (2) Motorola Model 2500 radios and two (2)
Motorola Model 1500 radios with smart charger,
all with a two year repair service advantage, in the
state contract total amount of $8,298.78 (includes
sales tax), with funding provided by Public Health
Preparedness grant funds, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Dove, to approve the following
School Health Nursing Services Agreements
between Brown County Public Health and the
following schools in the county for the 2010-
11 school year: Comfrey School District #81:
$6,657.00-148 hrs/yr; Sleepy Eye School District
#84: $53,524.001,295 hrs/yr (Sleepy Eye Public:
20-22.5 hrs/week, St. Mary's School12.5-15 hrs/
week, St. John's Schoolup to 50 hrs/yr as needed);
River Bend Education District: $2,617.00-up to 65
hrs/yr; New Ulm School District #88: $64,221.00
1,598 hrs/yr (NUACS820 hrs; St. Paul's378 hrs;
MVL400 hrs; New Ulm Publicscreening and
vaccination support50 hrs/yr), carried.
Correspondence C-1 thru C-13 were accepted
Seeboth reported on IMMTRACK and with
Lochner on SCHA; Lochner reported on AREA II.
Calendars were coordinated for the next two
There being no further business, Chairman
Seeboth adjourned the Meeting at 11:17 AM.
The Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting of July
6, 2010 are on file in the County Administrator's
Office and may be viewed during normal business
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