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October 5

October 5, 2010
The Journal

SYNOPSIS OF COUNTY BOARD MEETING

October 5, 2010

Members present: Seeboth, Berg, Dove, Lochner, and Potter along with Administrator Enter and County Attorney Hinnenthal.

M/Berg, S/Lochner, to accept the Minutes of 9-28-10 and authorize publication of the Synopsis of same, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to authorize the payment of General Government claims as revised in the amount of $210,012.12, carried.

M/Potter, S/Berg, to accept and file the Cash Management/Investment Report for the month of September which reflects a county investment portfolio balance of $14,674,192.65 as of 9-30-10, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve one (1) Drainage Ditch Repair request, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to accept and file the update as presented by Auditor/Treasurer Helget on the JD #10 B&BE Teleconference held at 8:30 AM this date that was attended by Commissioners Berg, Dove, and Seeboth representing Brown County, and Blue Earth County Commissioners Bruender and Purvis, along with A/T Helget, Brown County Ditch Inspector Holtz, and Blue Earth County Ditch Inspector Austinson, and noted that a motion was made by Dove, seconded by Purvis, and passed unanimously to approve the Mediation Agreement 9-29-10 with Finstads whereby the JD #10 B&BE Ditch Authority would construct a private road per the Order dated 12-1-09; and upon construction of the private road, bridge #23 would be removed with the exception of the bridge abutments, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to accept and file the update as presented by A/T Helget on the JD #30 R&B Teleconference held at 8:45 AM this date that was attended by Commissioners Lochner and Potter representing Brown County, and Redwood County Commissioners Walling, Schueller, and Kokesch, whereby the JD #30 Authority agreed to recess the meeting to review the proposal on site at 7:30 AM on 10-12-10 with respect to the repair request to add rip rap to stabilize the south bank of this system in Sec. 4 in Stark Twp. in an estimated cost of $12,650.00, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve the updated Five Year Road & Bridge Construction Program, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Dove, to approve Res. No. 2010-27 updating the Bridge Priority List for bridges in Brown County, carried.

M/Potter, S/Dove, to approve Res. No. 2010-28 in support of CSAH 5 Railroad Crossing upgrade to signals and gates, carried.

M/Dove, S/Potter, to accept and file the Highway Dept. Monthly Update, carried.

M/Berg, S/Lochner, to accept and file the report on the Disaster Mitigation Award that was presented to River Counties of the Association of MN Emergency Management Region Five that included Brown County, Chippewa, Lac Qui Parle, Redwood, Renville, Sibley, and Yellow Medicine Counties for Mitigation efforts to reduce damages from natural disasters; and the Response Award that was presented to all eighteen (18) Counties in Region Five for efforts in developing and implementing a Regional Mutual Aid Agreement that was developed in 2004, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to authorize Board Chairman Seeboth and Admin. Enter to sign the PSIC Radio Control Grant Agreement Extension Amendment No. 1 to Grant Contract 96000000247, carried.

M/Berg, S/Dove, to authorize an expenditure in the amount of up to $4,500 to purchase a 22' x 8' enclosed trailer from the Brown-Lyon-Redwood County Drug Task Force for storing shooting range equipment, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to accept the resignation of Patricia Johnson as a Regular PT Home Health Aide for the Public Health Dept. effective 9-28-10, carried.

M/Berg, S/Lochner, to approve regular employee status for Angela Gauert, Appraiser I, carried.

M/Potter, S/Berg, to grant Joy Hoffmann, PHN/WIC, an extension on a medical leave of absence from Brown County Public Health until 10-31-10, carried.

M/Lochner, S/Potter, to authorize vacation and/or sick donation by Brown County Public Health employees to be placed in Joy Hoffman's sick bank due to a medical issue: Vacation maximum donation equal to four pay period vacation accruals per employee; Sick 1) Employee must keep a minimum of 160 hours in own balance; 2) Recipient will receive 25% of hours donated, carried.

The County Board discussed options for the annual Employee Recognition Day for year 2010 and by consensus, agreed to schedule an Employee Recognition banquet in January.

M/Lochner, S/Dove, to approve the Labor Agreement between County of Brown and AFSCME Minnesota Council No. 65 Local 1204 Courthouse Unit for the term of 1-1-10 thru 12-31-11, carried.

M/Berg, S/Potter, to approve the Memorandum of Agreement between County of Brown and AFSCME Minnesota Council No. 65 Local 1204 Courthouse Unit as pertains to veterans who participate in the high deductible health insurance plan effective 1-1-11, carried.

Correspondence C-1 thru C-9 were accepted and filed.

Berg reported on the Area Agency on Aging; Dove reported on Three Rivers RC&D matters.

Calendars were coordinated for the next two week period.

There being no further business, Chairman Seeboth adjourned the Meeting at 10:37 AM.

The Official Minutes of the Regular Meeting of October 5, 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.co.brown.mn.us

 
 

 

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