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Sept. 9 Minutes

The board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Chairman Keith Olsen, Dwight A. Kruse and Richard L. Lehmkuhl. Also present were Brown County Clerk Melissa Gormley and Deputy County Clerk Dawn Boyles. County Attorney Kevin Hill was present for a portion of the meeting. Keith Olsen opened the meeting at 8:10 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all. Commissioner Lehnmkuhl led the meeting with a prayer.

County Attorney Kevin Hill requested a 10-minute attorney-client privilege executive session. Motion by Richard Lehmkuhl for a 10-minute attorney-client privilege executive session with the three commissioners, County Attorney Kevin Hill, the maintenance department and County Clerk Melissa Gormley present. Seconded by Dwight Kruse. Motion carried. Closed 8:1 a.m. Opened 8:21 a.m. No binding action taken.

Motion by Dwight Kruse to approve the minutes of the Sept. 3 regular meeting. Seconded by Richard Lehnkuhl. Mmotion carried.

Brown County Clerk Melissa Gormley presented a letter requesting use of the courthouse on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to hold the annual Tuba Christmas. Motion by Richard Lehnkuhl to allow use of the courthouse on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. to hold the annual Tuba Christmas. Seconded by Dwight Kruse. Motion carried.

Lori Gray, Services for the Elderly Director, discussed a public meeting with the Federal Communications Commission on Sept. 20 from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at 813 Oregon St., to answer questions and help address telecommunication issues. Representatitves from the FCC will meet with the public to go over issues such as robocalls, scam calls and billing.

Sandy Carter, IT director, presented a proposal for a new website. CivicPlus with a proposal of $9,850 to set up fee and Granicus with a proposal of $9,500 set up fee. Motion by Dwight Kruse to accept the proposal from CivicPlus for $9,850. Seconded by Richard Lehnkuhl. Motion carried.

Stephen Harsha, Kansas Division of Emergency Management and Don Pounds, Brown County Emergency Management, presented a GO 402 Emergency management Overview presentation. The presentation was to educate the commissioners on their duties as local officials and the Emergency management Position is responsible for.

Ron Ellis, CCR Roofing, discussed roofing services the company has to offer the county.

Chairman Olsen reported on a phone call he received from the Brown County Humane Society, requesting help with a tree removal. Commissioner Lehmkuhl will look at the tree and determine if it is in county right of way and report back to the commission.

Motion by Richard Lehmkuhl to adjourn. Seconded by Dwight Kruse. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 10:41 a.m. The next regular meeting will be Monday, Sept. 16.

Sept. 16 Unofficial Minutes

The board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Keith Olsen, Dwight A. Kruse and Richard L. Lehmkuhl. Also present was County Clerk Melissa Gormley. County Attorney Kevin Hill was present for a portion of the meeting. Keith Olsen opened the meeting at 8;10 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all. Pastor Jim Farris led the meeting with prayer.

The Sept. 11 payroll of $136,554.46 was approved as follows: General $71,326.35; Road & Bridge $14,409.48; Election $1,745.77; Technology $1,074.19; Appraiser $7,405.29; Noxious Weed $1,718.19; ACC $6,954.48; JJA Core $6,705.56; Reinvestment Grant $1,826.39; Services for Elderly $2,409.75; Solid Waste $4,052.85; Special MVT $2,640.01; Employee Ben FICA $7,744.38; Employee Ben KPERS $9,963.46; State Unemploy/Work Comp -$270.10; Insurance -$3,151.59.

Motion by Richard Lehmkuhl to approve the Sept. 9 minutes. Seconded by Keith Olsen. Motion carried.

Commissioner Lehmkuhl stated that he looked at the tree at the Brown County Humane Society. Lehmkuhl will have Road District No. 1 take the tree down later in the fall.

Sarah Kleopfer, administrator of the Hiawatha Chamber and Visitors Bureau, requested use of the courthouse lawn on Oct. 26 from Noon to 5 p.m. for the Scavenger Haunt and the useof the courthouse lawn, electricity and restrooms and on Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. until the parade is over. Motion by Dwight Kruse to allow the HCVB use of the lawn on Oct. 26 for the Scavenger Haunt. Seconded by Richard Lehmkuhl. Motion carried. Motion by Richard Lehmkuhl to allow use of the courthouse lawn, restrooms and electricity on Oct. 31 for the Hiawatha Halloween Frolic.

County Attorney Kevin Hill requested a 5 minute attorney-client privilege executive session. Motion by Dwight Kruse for a 5 minute attorney-client privilege executive session with the three commissioners, County Attorney Kevin Hill and County Clerk Melissa Gormley present. Seconded by Richard Lehmkuhl. Motion carried. Closed 8:35 a.m. Opened 8:40 a.m. No binding action taken.

Motion by Richard Lehmkuhl to adjourn. Seconded by Dwight Kruse. Motion carried. Meeting closed at 9:10 a.m. The next regular meeting will be Monday, Sept. 23.

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