The Brown County Board today (TUE) will discuss a proposal for all future board meetings to be paperless. Going to a paperless meeting system would cost Brown County around $10,700 initially, with those costs including the purchase of 7 laptop computers and a ceiling-mounted projector and screen, as well as several purchases associated with that equipment. Being paperless would then cost the county only around $600 a year, compared to the costs of printing multiple agenda packets nearly every week. The board will also be setting the date for a public hearing concerning revisions to the Brown County Burn Ordinance revisions. The change would allow residents to burn brush piles without a permit. The suggested date for the public hearing on the issue is March 19th. Today’s Brown County Board meeting starts at 9am at the county courthouse in New Ulm.