SYNOPSIS OF COUNTY BOARD MEETING
May 25, 2010
Members present: Seeboth, Berg, Dove, Lochner,
and Potter, along with Lay Board Members Kuster
and Mohr. Also in attendance were Administrator
Enter, County Attorney Hinnenthal, and Family
Services Director Henderson.
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to accept the Minutes
of 5-18-10 and authorize publication of the
Synopsis of same, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Dove, to approve the Home
and Community-Based Waiver Services Contract
Amendment for the following two organizations:
St. John's Lutheran Home and Sleepy Eye Area
Home Health for the period of 1-1-10 thru 12-31-
M/Berg, S/Potter, to accept and file the Social
Service Case Actions Listing for April 2010,
M/Berg, S/Dove, to approve to replace the
part time Energy Assistance Program Aide
position effective August 2010, carried.
M/Potter, S/Berg, to approve the appointment
of Ann Wiltscheck as an Intermittent Part Time
Family Based Worker for the Family Services
Department at the hourly rate of $16.5729 (Grade
IX, Step 5) and with a projected start date of 5-
M/Potter, S/Dove, to approve a Memorandum
of Understanding required of each of the six
(6) transit systems involved in the ITS Project
(Ecumen-located in Meeker County, Pipestone
County Public Transit, River Rider Transit-
Sherburne & Wright Counties, Timber Trails
Public Transit-Mille Lacs & Kanabec Counties,
Brown County Heartland Express-Brown County,
Martin County Express-Martin County), carried.
M/Berg, S/Dove, to approve the Purchase
of Service Agreement between Brown County
Human Services and Avera McKennan at the rate
of $836 per day plus other provisions outlined
on Page 2, Section 2A of said Agreement for the
period of 7-1-10 thru 6-30-11, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to accept the quote
received from RiverBend Sales in the amount of
$2,960.43 (sales tax included) for a Canon DR
5010C scanning system for the Family Services
Department, carried. An additional quote was
received from PC Rush.com.
M/Berg, S/Seeboth, to authorize the payment
of Family Services Administrative claims in the
amount of $2,089.43, carried.
M/Potter, S/Berg, to accept the following
Family Services Correspondence Item #1 and
Consent Agenda Items #1 thru #6, carried.
At 9:55 AM, Chairman Seeboth convened
a Closed Session to consider Social Services
Payments, whereupon M/Berg, S/Lochner,
to authorize the payment of Social Services
payments in the amount of $2,557.25, carried.
The Closed Session ended at 10:02 AM.
M/Berg, S/Lochner, to accept and file the
Second Quarter Report for 2010 for the Brown
County Assessor's Department, carried.
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve the proposed
Three Year Joint Power Assessment Agreements
for 2011, 2012 and 2013 for submittal for local
jurisdictions to consider, carried.
M/Berg, S/Dove, to accept and file the CVSO
2009 Annual Report, carried.
M/Berg, S/Lochner, to approve the Preliminary
Plat #P-00116 Plat - a revision of a part of a
multiple (5) lot subdivision by Duane Kjelshus
C/O David and Anne Grunert known as Kjelshus
Fifth Subdivision, on Lots 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 of
Kjelshus Fourth Subdivision in part of Sec. 30
T108NR31W, Lake Hanska Township, Brown
County. Property being platted are existing lake
shore lots that are currently farm field along Lake
Hanska, with one (1) condition listed, carried.
Approximately fourteen (14) citizens attended
the County Board meeting with respect to the
Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Application #C-
00242 by Charles Kotten. Four (4) citizens
expressed concerns related to dust control,
safety, and traffic hazards/congestion on township
roads that would be utilized by gravel trucks from
the proposed mining operation in addition to
existing truck traffic on the area township roads.
A representative of the Leavenworth Township
Board expressed concern about traffic safety and
the additional burden that would be placed on
the townships roads with additional gravel truck
traffic. After considerable discussion, M/Potter,
S/Dove, to approve the CUP Application #C-
00242 by Charles Kotten on property described
as part of W2 of NE4 Sec. 13T109NR33W,
Leavenworth Township, Brown County for the
purpose of allowing use of an existing unpermitted
gravel mine to be used for extraction of gravel
processing to include screening & crushing all
in the A-1 Agricultural Protection Zone, with five
(5)conditions listed. After further discussion,
this motion failed on a roll-call vote of 2-3, with
dissenting votes by Commissioners Potter, Dove,
and Berg. The basis for the denial included
traffic safety and congestion, extra burden on
existing township roads, additional trucks not
sufficiently compatible with residences in the area
adversely affecting existing land uses, and the
unenforceability and subjectivity of conditions #2
and #3 in the recommendations from the Planning
& Zoning Commission.
M/Lochner, S/Dove, to accept and file the
April 2010 Monthly Reports of Activity for the
Brown County Sheriff's Dept., carried.
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve three
(3) Abatement Policies for implementation in
Brown County effective immediately: Tax Relief
for Destroyed Property; Abatements of Tax
(as revised noting that an annual report will be
required to the County Board); and Abatements
of Penalty, carried.
M/Berg, S/Seeboth, to authorize one (1)
Drainage Ditch Repair Request, carried.
M/Dove, S/Lochner, to approve the revised
South Central Workforce Service Area Joint
Powers Agreement to incorporate language in
section 5.2.9 that MN Valley Action Council carry
liability insurance on behalf of the Joint Powers
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to approve the
appointment of Commissioner Dove to represent
the County Board on the Steering Committee for
the Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of
the Dakota War, carried.
M/Berg, S/Lochner, to approve the Proposal
and Contract with Matrix Business Technologies
for long distance telephone services for
Brown County Offices for a three-year renewal
M/Lochner, S/Potter, to accept and file the April
2010 Budget Report (Cash Basis and Unaudited)
which reflects activity at 33.3% of the budget
year as follows: expenditures of $8,069,983.31 or
28.4%, and revenues of $4,521,614.28 or 16.2%;
and the April 2010 Supplemental Budgets Report
noting expenditures of $365,420.20 or 19.7%,
and revenues of $279,173.93 or 14.9% of annual
budgeted activity, carried.
M/Berg, S/Dove, to approve the Year 2011
Budget Guidelines as revised, carried.
M/Potter, S/Seeboth, to approve the
appointment of Lisa Schwichtenberg to the
Brown County Library Board as the Hanska
representative to fill the term through 12-31-12,
Correspondence C-1 thru C-10 were accepted
Berg reported on the SCHSAC (State
Community Health Services Advisory Committee)
meeting on 5-21-10; Lochner reported on SCHA
matters; Dove and Lochner reported on Sioux
Trails Mental Health; and Potter reported on the
SWCD meeting on 5-24-10.
Calendars were coordinated for the next two
There being no further business, Chairman
Seeboth adjourned the Meeting at 12:34 PM.
The Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting of May
25, 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
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