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September 27, 2022

October 6 @ 4:43 pm

AGENDA

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

TIME TAB

9:00 a.m. #1 Pledge to the Flag

Approval of Agenda

Approve Minutes of September 13, 2022

9:05 a.m. #2 Social Services

  • Claims

9:10 a.m. #3 Auditor/Treasurer

  • Claims
  • Set Work Session-Cliffs
  • Set Work Session-DNR

9:20 a.m. #4 County Surveyor

  • Cost Share Update

9:35 a.m. #5 Sheriff & Attorney

  • CJDN Subscriber Agreements

9:45 a.m. #6 Land & Water

  • LOTW Floodplain Ordinance

10:15 a.m. #7 Public Works

  • Highway
  • Updates
  • Set County Road Tour Date
  • Set Joint Ditch Meeting Date
  • Solid Waste
  • Landfill Fee

10:30 a.m. #8 RECESS

Old/New Business

  • Lessard – Sams Outdoor Heritage Council/Outdoor Heritage Fund
  • Land Trade
  • Township Road Inventory
  • Home Health Care Task Force
  • Law Enforcement Center
  • Tourism/Lodging Tax
  • Centennial
  • Water Level

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Details

Date:
October 6, 2022
Time:
4:43 pm

September 13,2022

The Lake of The Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at Lake of the Woods County Government Center in the Commissioners’ Room.

Call To Order

Chair Buck Nordlof called the meeting to order at 9:00a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners: Buck Nordlof, Joe Grund, Jon Waibel, and Cody Hasbargen. Also present was County Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson. Absent was: Commissioner Ed Arnesen.

Approval of Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the agenda with the following changes: Add: Annual County Boat & Water Safety Grant, and Williams Potato Day Request. 

Approval of Minutes

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the minutes from August 30, 2022.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Joe Grund and carried unanimously to approve the minutes from September 6, 2022.

Social Services

Claims

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the following claims: Commissioners Warrants $12,454.15; Commissioners Warrants $2,586.44; Commissioners Warrants $10,146.26.

Auditor/Treasurer

Claims

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried with Commissioner Buck Nordlof abstaining to approve the claims against the County as follows: Revenue $55,252.36; Road & Bridge $164,922.56; County Development $180.00; Natural Resource Enhancement $3,750.00; Joint Ditch $1,671.65; Solid Waste $46,806.60; Economic Development $44.56.

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 9/13/2022 For Payment 9/16/2022

Vendor Name Amount

AT&T Mobility 2,802.21

BAYCOM, INC. 7,420.00

Cenex Co-Op Services, Inc. 22,090.70

Counties Providing Technology 4,272.00

Earthworks Contracting Inc 65,599.98

Election Systems & Software, Inc 5,552.38

GM Construction Inc 11,178.78

Hoffman, Philipp & Martell, PLLC 7,690.00

Howard’s Oil Company 25,229.06

Integris DBA 2,165.36

Interstate Billing Service Inc 10,636.03

Lake of the Woods Electric LLC 2,160.00

LOW Highway Dept 10,620.11

LOW Marine, Inc 2,359.44

Mar-Kit Landfill 16,196.75

Nordlof/Tanner 4,101.17

Nutrien Ag Solutions Inc 24,500.00

Powerplan 2,822.88

R & Q Trucking, Inc 3,666.00

Uline 2,022.29

Wex Bank 2,161.51

WIDSETH 6,988.13

Wright Locksmith and Security Systems 4,752.96

44 Payments less than 2000 25,639.99

Final Total: 272,627.73

Further moved to authorize the payment of the following auditor warrants: August 31, 2022 for $5,284.31; September 7, 2022 for $798,695.71; September 8,2022 for $266,323.00; September 8, 2022 for ($13.46). 

LEVY APPROVAL

Resolution

Resolution Adopting

Proposed 2023 Budget and Tax Levy

Resolution   2022-09-01

The following Resolution was proposed and moved for adoption by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen:

WHEREAS, the Proposed County Budget for the year 2023 has been reviewed by the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners; and 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the following Proposed Budget and Tax Levy is hereby adopted for the Lake of the Woods County for 2023:

Revenue Fund $ 2,025,860

Road & Bridge Fund $    449,580

Social Services Fund $    603,935

Economic Development Authority Fund $      60,000

2023 Proposed Budget and Tax Levy $ 3,139,375

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following amounts be levied against the unorganized townships of Lake of the Woods County for 2023:

Twp Road & Bridge   $   471,470*

Twp Fire – Baudette $     25,000

Twp Fire – Williams $     16,881

Twp Fire – NW Angle $       6,500

Total $   519,851

2023

* $471,470 for Township Road & Bridge, includes $12,765 Admin of Township Roads (458,705+12,765=471,470)  

A public meeting to discuss the 2023 Proposed Budget and Tax Levy will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the Lake of the Woods County Commissioners’ Room. 

The motion was seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel, and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried. 

MOTORPOOL

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to transfer the CRV from the Motorpool back into the Assessors office for their use and to transfer the Dodge Journey from the Highway Department to the Motorpool.

VOYAGEURS

The board discussed a letter received from Voyageurs Comtronics Corporation informing them that the agreement for TV Translator Maintenance will be terminated by the end of December 2022. It was the consensus of the board to reach out to Roseau County to discuss options.

Flag Island Cigarette License

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the Cigarette License for Flag Island Resort LLC.

Wheelers Point On/Off Sale & Sundays

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the application for On/Off Liquor sale and Sunday sale from Wheelers Point Resort.

LOW Drifters Trail Improvement Grant

Resolution

The following resolution was offered by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and moved for adoption: 

MN Snowmobile Trail Assistance Program

Trail Improvement Grant

Resolution – 22-09-02

WHEREAS, the Lake of the Woods County supports the grant application made to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for a Trail Improvement Project on behalf of the Lake of the Woods Drifters Snowmobile Club.  The trail system is located within Lake of the Woods County 

WHEREAS, the Lake of the Woods County recognizes that the Lake of the Woods Area Drifters Snowmobile Club will be contributing a twenty-five percent (25%) cash match to the project. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, if Lake of the Woods County is awarded a grant by the Minnesota Department of Natural resources, the County agrees to accept the grant award, and may enter into an agreement with the State of Minnesota for the above referenced project.  The County will comply with all applicable laws, environmental requirements and regulations as stated in the grant agreement, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be in effect for a five-year period, good through September 2027, and;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the applicant has read the Conflict of Interest Policy contained in the Trail Program Grant Manual and certifies it will report any actual, potential, perceived, or organizational conflicts of interest upon discovery to the state related to the application or grant award, and;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the County Board names the fiscal agent for Lake of the Woods County as: 

Lorene Hanson 

County Auditor-Treasurer

206 8th Ave SE, Suite 260, 

Baudette, MN 56623

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the County hereby assures the trail improvements will be maintained for a period of no less than twenty (20) years as required by the Recreational Trail Grant Programs.

Williams Potato Day Request

A letter from the Williams Potato Day Committee was presented to the board requesting a donation to help support the 70th annual Potato Day event in 2023.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Joe Grund and carried unanimously to make a donation in the amount of $1000.00 to the Williams Potato Day Committee.

Human Resources

Add to Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to add Permission to Hire to the Agenda.

Salary Approvals

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried with Commissioner Cody Hasbargen abstaining to approve the following salary changes: Brock Stebakken increase 3 steps to Grade 14, Step 8, 29.21 per hour. One step increase for the following: Keith Grund Grade 15, Step 8, $30.83 per hour; Jane Larson Grade 13, Step 4, $25.62 per hour; Mike Huerd Grade 11, Step 10, $25.80 per hour. The following non-union changes were also approved: Boyd Johnson Grade 16, Step 13, $35.63 per hour; Christine Hultman Grade 13, Step 9, $28.21 per hour; Rita Hasbargen Grade 13, Step 7, $27.17 per hour. These changes will take place the next full pay period 9/18/22.

Permission to Hire

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to hire Richard McKeever as part-time temporary heavy equipment operator at the Northwest Angle at Grade 11, Step 1, $21.68 per hour at 265 points.

Approval of Annual County Boat & Water Safety Grant

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Joe Grund and carried unanimously to approve the Annual County Boat & Water Safety Grant as presented and to have Board Chair Buck Nordlof and Sheriff Gary Fish to sign the same.

Public Works

Solid Waste Assessment Increase Approval

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Joe Grund and carried unanimously to approve the Solid Waste Assessments to increase from $120.00 to $130.00, for the resorts to pay the full $130 and for the ice road assessment to be $1560.00.

Cliffs Natural Resources

Scott Gischia and Sandy Karnowski representatives of Cliffs Natural Resources came to the board to discuss a request to re-evaluate a settlement agreement on a wetland site just north of Williams that was agreed upon between Lake of the Woods County, Cliffs Natural Resources, and the DNR. No action was taken at this time. The board will set a work session for this request at the next board meeting.

Land & Water

Consideration of Zone Change #22-05ZC by Long Point Association

Land & Water Director Josh Stromlund presented the following Consideration of Zone Change #22-05ZC by Long Point Association: A tract of land located in Government Lot Five (5), Section Thirty-six (36), Township One-hundred Sixty-four (164) North, Range Thirty-four (34) West. Applicant is requesting an amendment to Section 303 of the Lake of the Woods County Zoning Ordinance as allowed by Section 1206. The amendment would change the classification for the property from a Special Protection (SP) District to a Rural Residential (R2) Zoning District for the purposes of continued development of the property.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the following Consideration of Zone Change/Findings of fact by Long Point Association to amend Section 303 of the Lake of the Woods County Zoning Ordinance as allowed by Section 1206. The amendment would change the classification for the property from a Special Protection (SP) District to a Rural Residential (R2) Zoning District for the purposes of continued development of the property.

Lake of the Woods County 

Rezoning

Findings of Fact and Decision

Name of Applicant:Long Point Association, Inc.Date:September 13, 2022
Location/Legal Description:A tract of land within Government Lot Five (5), Section Thirty-six (36), Township One hundred Sixty-four (164) North, Range Thirty-four (34) West
Current Zoning Classification:Special ProtectionProposed:Rural Residential (R2)
Parcel Number(s):13.36.41.000 through 13.36.41.251Application Number:22-05ZC

The County Board of Commissioners shall consider all facts from all sources prior to rendering a decision relating to a proposed zone change. Its judgment shall be based upon, but not limited to the following factors as applicable.

The County Board of Commissioners shall consider all facts from all sources prior to rendering a decision relating to a proposed zone change. Its judgment shall be based upon, but not limited to the following factors as applicable.

  1. Is the zone change consistent with the Lake of the Woods County Comprehensive Land Use Plan?

X Yes ___No

Comments:Recreational recreation area.
  1. Are the existing surrounding land uses consistent with the proposed zoning classification?

X Yes ___No

Comments:Residential.
  1. Will the zone change alter the characteristics of the neighborhood?

___Yes X No

Comments:No change.
  1. Is there a potential for public health, safety or traffic generation impacts based on the proposed zone change and how will they be addressed? ___Yes X No
Comments:No change.
  1. What additional public services would be necessitated and would existing utilities be sufficient to accommodate the proposal? ___Yes X No
Comments:No change.
  1. Will the zone change impede the normal or orderly development and improvement of surrounding property for uses permitted in the zoning district? ___Yes X No
Comments:No change.
  1. Has there been a change in the development in the general area of the property in questions?

X Yes ___No

Comments:Expansion into a Special Protection Zone over many years.

8. Will the zone change have a negative effect on property values in the neighborhood?

___Yes X No

Comments:No change.
Conditions: 

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners hereby DENIES / APPROVES the application for a zone change WITH / WITHOUT special conditions.

September 13, 2022 _______________________________

Date James Nordlof

Chair, County Board of Commissioners

Consideration of Conditional Use Permit #22-13CU By Janelle and Shawn Reed

Land & Water Director Josh Stromlund presented the following Consideration of Conditional Use Permit #22-13CU by Janelle and Shawn Reed: Lots 4 and 5, Block 1 of Himberg Estates in Section Ten (10), Township One-Hundred Sixty (160) North, Range Thirty (30) West- Parcel ID#31.54.01.040. Applicant is requesting a Conditional Use Permit as required by Section 401.B of the Lake of the Woods County Zoning Ordinance to use a Recreational Vehicle (RV) in a Residential Development (R1) Zoning District on Rainy River. Rainy River is an Agricultural River Segment.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the following Conditional Use Permit/Findings of Fact to use a Recreational Vehicle (RV) in a Residential Development (R1) Zoning District on Rainy River with the following conditions:

  1. Seven (7) year sunset on Conditional Use Permit (1/1/2030)

Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners

Findings of Fact and Decision

Name of Applicant:  Shawn and Janelle Reed Date:  September 13, 2022

Location/Legal Description:  Lots 4 and 5, Block 1, Himberg Estates in Section 10, T. 160N, R. 30W

Project Proposal:  Applicant is requesting to allow placement of a recreational vehicle within the shoreland area of the Rainy River.

  1. Is the project proposal consistent with the Lake of the Woods County Comprehensive Land Use Plan? YES (X) NO (  )  N/A (  )

Why or why not? Allows recreational activity.

2. Is the project proposal consistent with maintaining the public health, safety, and welfare?

YES (  )  NO (  )  N/A (X)

Why or why not? _______________________________________________________________________

  1. Is the project proposal consistent with the goal of preventing and controlling water pollution, including sedimentation and nutrient loading?                        YES (  ) NO (  )  N/A (X)

Why or why not? _______________________________________________________________________

  1. Will the project proposal not adversely affect the site’s existing topography, drainage features, and vegetative cover?                                            YES (  )  NO (  )  N/A (X)

Why or why not? _______________________________________________________________________

  1. Is the project proposal’s site location reasonable in relation to any floodplain and/or floodway of rivers or tributaries? YES (  )  NO (  )  N/A (X)

Why or why not? _______________________________________________________________________

  1. Has the erosion potential of the site based upon the degree and direction of slope, soil type and existing vegetative cover been adequately addressed for the project proposal? YES (  )  NO (  )  N/A (X)

Why or why not? _______________________________________________________________________

  1. Is the site in harmony with existing and proposed access roads?     YES (X)  NO (  )  N/A (  )

Why or why not? Access to Highway 11.

  1. Is the project proposal compatible with adjacent land uses? YES (X)  NO (  )  N/A (  )

Why or why not? Residential.

9. Does the project proposal have a reasonable need to be in a shoreland location? YES (X)  NO (  )  N/A (  )

Why or why not? On shoreland property/recreational.

  1. Is the amount of liquid waste to be generated reasonable and the proposed sewage disposal system adequate to accommodate the project proposal? YES (X)  NO (  )  N/A (  )

Why or why not? Portable holding tank.

  1. Will the visibility of structures and other facilities as viewed from public waters comply with Section 901 of the Zoning Ordinance?         YES (X)  NO (  )  N/A (  )

Why or why not? Well screened.

  1. Is the site adequate for water supply and on-site sewage treatment systems? YES (  )  NO (  )  N/A (X)

Why or why not? _______________________________________________________________________

  1. Are the affected public waters suited to and able to safely accommodate the types, uses, and numbers of watercraft that the project proposal will generate? YES (  )  NO (  )  N/A (X)

Why or why not? _______________________________________________________________________

  1. If the project proposal includes above ground or below ground storage tanks for petroleum or other hazardous material that is subject to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) requirements, has a permit been sought? YES (  )  NO (  )  N/A (X)

Why or why not? _______________________________________________________________________

  1. Will there be fencing and/or other screening provided to buffer the project proposal from adjacent properties?

YES (  )  NO (  )  N/A (X)

Why or why not? _______________________________________________________________________

  1. If signage is associated with the project proposal, has the applicant demonstrated the need for the number and size requested, and minimized the visual appearance as viewed from adjacent properties to the extent possible? 

YES (  )  NO (  )  N/A (X)

Why or why not? _______________________________________________________________________

  1. If the project proposal will generate additional traffic to or from the site, has the applicant adequately demonstrated how the additional traffic and parking is to be addressed? YES (X)  NO (  )  N/A (  )

Why or why not? On site for parking.

If all answers to the Findings of Fact-Criteria are either “Yes” or are “Not Applicable” to the request, the criteria for granting the conditional use permit have been met. The conditional use permit will maintain the goals of safety, health, and general welfare of the public.  

The specific conditions of approval are as follows:

  1. Seven (7) year sunset on Conditional Use Permit (1/1/2030).

 Approved  as Presented  (   ) Approved with Conditions  (X) Denied  (  )

September 13, 2022 _____________________________________

Date James Nordlof

Chair, County Board

This is in accordance with Section 1204 of the Lake of the Woods County Zoning Ordinance.

RECESS

With no further business before the Board, Chair Buck Nordlof called the meeting to recess at 10:30 a.m.

Attest: September 27, 2022

______________________________ _________________________________

County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson Chair James “Buck” Nordlof

Details

Date:
October 6, 2022
Time:
4:43 pm

AGENDA

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

TIME TAB

9:00 a.m. #1 Pledge to the Flag

Approval of Agenda

Approve Minutes of August 30, 2022

Approve Minutes of September 6,2022

9:05 a.m. #2 Social Services

  • Claims

9:10 a.m. #3 Auditor/Treasurer

  • Claims
  • Levy Approval
  • Motor pool
  • Voyageurs
  • Flag Island Cigarette License
  • Wheelers Point on/off & Sunday
  • Resolution for LOW Drifters Trail Improvement Grant

9:30 a.m. #4 Human Resources

  • Salary Approvals

9:40 a.m. #6 Public Works

  • Highway
  • Update
  • Solid Waste
  • Solid Waste Assessment Approval

10:00 a.m. #7 Cliffs Natural Resources

10:30 a.m. #8 Land & Water

  • CUP #22-05ZC- Long Point Association
  • CUP #22-13CU-Janelle & Shawn Reed

10:45 a.m. #9 RECESS

Old/New Business

  • Lessard – Sams Outdoor Heritage Council/Outdoor Heritage Fund
  • Land Trade
  • Township Road Inventory
  • Home Health Care Task Force
  • Law Enforcement Center
  • Tourism/Lodging Tax
  • Centennial
  • Water Level

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Access Code: 627433446

Details

Date:
October 6, 2022
Time:
4:43 pm

AGENDA

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

TIME TAB

9:00 a.m. #1 Pledge to the Flag

Approval of Agenda

Approve Minutes of August 16, 2022

9:05 a.m. #2 Social Services

  • Claims

9:10 a.m. #3 Auditor/Treasurer

  • Claims
  • Wheelers Point: On/Off sale & Sunday

9:15 a.m. #4 Sheriff

  • Permission to Hire
  • Part-time Dispatch

9:20 a.m. #5 Human Resources

  • Set Date Department Head Reviews

9:30 a.m. #6 Public Works

  • Highway
  • Update
  • Solid Waste
  • Solid Waste Assessment Discussion

9:45 a.m. #7 Union Negotiations – Closed Session

  • Close Regular Meeting/Open Closed Session
    • Union Negotiations(Pursuant MN Statute 13D.03)
  • Close Closed Session/Open Regular Meeting –

10:30 a.m. #8 RECESS 

10:35 a.m. #9 Budget Meeting

Old/New Business

  • Lessard – Sams Outdoor Heritage Council/Outdoor Heritage Fund
  • Land trade
  • Township Road Inventory
  • Home Health Care Task Force
  • Law Enforcement Center
  • Tourism/Lodging Tax
  • Centennial
  • Water Level

Information to attend by web or phone:
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Access code: 627433446

Details

Date:
October 6, 2022
Time:
4:43 pm

August 30, 2022

The Lake of The Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at Lake of the Woods County Government Center in the Commissioners’ Room.

Call To Order

Chair Buck Nordlof called the meeting to order at 9:00a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners: Buck Nordlof, Joe Grund, Ed Arnesen, Jon Waibel, and Cody Hasbargen. Also present was County Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson. 

Approval of Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Ed Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Joe Grund and carried unanimously to approve the agenda with the following changes: Add: MPCA SSTS Grant, and Land Rent. Remove: Wheelers Point On/Off Sale & Sunday.

Approval of Minutes

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the minutes from August 16, 2022.

Social Services

Claims

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Ed Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve the following claims: Commissioners Warrants $3,967.88; Commissioners Warrants $5,698.71; Commissioners Warrants $6,331.42.

Auditor/Treasurer

Claims

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the claims against the County as follows: Revenue $60,442.27; Road & Bridge $5,124.76; Solid Waste $27,331.38; Economic Development $966.42.

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 8/30/2022 For Payment 8/31/2022

Vendor Name Amount

Counties Providing Technology 4,052.00

Erickson/Sonja K. 3,000.00

Integris DBA 14,388.38

Lake Area Construction Inc 11,630.00

North East Technical Service,Inc 9,672.50

Pemberton Law, P.L.L.P. 3,234.50

Rolyan Buoys 5,074.65

Royal Tire Inc 9,970.36

SeaChange Print Innovations 2,412.53

 SHI International Corp 4,171.90

 U.S. Bank Equipment Finance 6,268.50

 33 Payments less than 2000 19,989.51

Final Total: 93,864.83

Further moved to authorize the payment of the following auditor warrants: August 17, 2022 for $12,690.28; August 24, 2022 for $15,832.28; August 25, 2022 for $315. 00. 

Land & Water

Approval of MPCA Subsurface Sewage Treatment System Program Grant

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel to approve the annual MPCA Subsurface Sewage Treatment System Program Grant that was presented by Land & Water Director Josh Stromlund. 

Sheriff

Permission to Hire Part-time Dispatcher

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Ed Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the hire of Amy Pedersen as part-time dispatcher at Grade 10, Step 1, 20.59 per hour at 237 points effective August 22,2022. 

Human Resources

Set Date for Department Head Reviews

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to set the date for department head reviews for September 6, 2022 at 10:00a.m.

Public Works

Highway

County Engineer Anthony Pirkl gave an update on various Highway Department projects that included: Bridge on 53, County Road 8, County Road 30-Wabanica RD, and gravelling.

Solid Waste

Add to Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Joe Grund and carried unanimously to add Permission to Advertise, Interview, & Hire to the Agenda.

Permission to Advertise, Interview, & Hire

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Ed Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve permission to advertise for, interview, & hire a Solid Waste Processor at Grade 11, Step 1, 21.68 per hour at 265 points.

Solid Waste Assessment Discussion

County Engineer Anthony Pirkl discussed assessment cost changes with the board and the need to raise the solid waste assessment from $120.00 to $130.00 per unit, and for resorts to pay the full assessment fee and an additional ice road assessment fee moving forward in the payable 2023 assessment year. This is at the recommendation of the Solid Waste Committee due to rising costs in processing solid waste. Approval of this recommendation will be added to the next board meeting.

Solid Waste Update

County Engineer Anthony Pirkl informed the board that he did hear back from Koochiching County about the possibility of hauling demo work there. Koochiching County is interested in this agreement contingent on their permit. The discussion will continue over the next year.

Union Negotiations

Motion 

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Ed Arnesen and carried unanimously to close the regular meeting at 9:33a.m. and open the closed session pursuant to MN Statute 13D.03 Union Negotiations. 

The following were present: Commissioners: Joe Grund, Buck Nordlof, Cody Hasbargen, Jon Waibel, Ed Arnesen, County Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson, County Engineer Anthony Pirkl, and Human Resources Director Savanna Slick.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to close the closed session at 10:50a.m. and open the regular meeting. 

Land Rent

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Ed Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Joe Grund and carried unanimously to advertise for bids for leasing land and with the acres certified through FSA.

RECESS

With no further business before the Board, Chair Buck Nordlof called the meeting to recess at 11:00a.m.

Attest: September 13, 2022

______________________________ _________________________________

County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson Chair James “Buck” Nordlof

Details

Date:
October 6, 2022
Time:
4:43 pm

 AGENDA

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

TIME TAB

9:00 a.m. #1 Pledge to the Flag

Approval of Agenda

Approve Minutes of July 26, 2022

9:05 a.m. #2 Social Services

  • Claims

9:10 a.m. #3 Auditor/Treasurer

  • Claims
  • Appointment of Arrowhead Library Member
  • Colleen Stanton
  • Election Recount Agreement

9:20 a.m. #4 Maintenance

  • Resolution: Dennis Beckel

9:25 a.m. #5 Appoint Committee Member

  • Alisa Jacobsen/Mary Jo Otten

9:35 a.m. #6 Emergency Management

  • 2021 EMPG Grant
  • Large Event Ordinance-Event Permit

9:45 a.m. #7 Public Works

  • Permission to Hire
  • Cell Phone Stipend
  • Kraig Stokke
  • Permission to Advertise Interview & Hire
  • Temporary HEO
  • Updates

10:00 a.m. #8 Land & Water

  • CUP #22-01ZC-Jennice Hayden
  • CUP #22-02ZC-Jennice Hayden
  • CUP #22-03ZC-Jennice Hayden
  • CUP #22-04ZC-Nels Holte

10:30 a.m. #9 RECESS

10:35 a.m. #10 Budget Work Session: Social Services

Old/New Business

  • Lessard – Sams Outdoor Heritage Council/Outdoor heritage Fund
  • Land Trade
  • Township Road Inventory
  • Home Health Care Task Force
  • Law Enforcement Center
  • Tourism/Lodging Tax
  • Centennial
  • Water Level

Information to attend by web or phone:
https://lotw20.my.webex.com/join.peder_h
Dial in: 1-408-418-9388
Access Code: 627433446

Details

Date:
October 6, 2022
Time:
4:43 pm

COMMISSIONER PROCEEDINGS

August 16, 2022

The Lake of The Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at Lake of the Woods County Government Center in the Commissioners’ Room.

Call To Order

Vice-Chair Ed Arnesen called the meeting to order at 9:00a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners: Ed Arnesen, Jon Waibel, and Cody Hasbargen. Also present was County Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson. Absent: Commissioners: Buck Nordlof and Joe Grund.

Approval of Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the agenda with the following changes: Add: NWA Assessing, Lake of the Woods Fair Board, and Phone Stipend for Katy Johnson.

Approval of Minutes

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the minutes from July 26, 2022.

Social Services

Claims

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the following claims: Commissioners Warrants $20,827.96; Commissioners Warrants $5,849.35; Commissioners Warrants $16,098.15.

Phone Stipend

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve a phone stipend in the about of $60.00 per month for Katy Johnson effective September 2022.

Auditor/Treasurer

Claims

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Ed Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve the claims against the County as follows: Revenue $130,111.39; Road & Bridge $228,180.39; County Development $1600.00; Solid Waste $75,295.44; Economic Development $44.56.

Warrants for Publication

Warrants Approved On 8/16/2022 For Payment 8/19/2022

Vendor Name Amount

Cenex Co-Op Services, Inc. 20,583.68

CentralSquare Technologies, LLC 2,066.37

Contech Engineered Solutions LLC 39,208.30

Erickson Timber Products 13,600.00

Fort Distributors Ltd 34,500.00

GM Construction Inc 2,217.98

Hometown Hardware 2,182.68

Howard’s Oil Company 7,880.47

Integris DBA 4,419.30

Lake Area Construction Inc 11,400.00

Larkin Hoffman Attorneys 3,132.25

Lavalla Sand & Gravel Inc 57,690.50

LOW Highway Dept 4,002.00

LOW School District–390 3,000.00

M & J Construction Of Holt, Inc. 60,010.00

Mar-Kit Landfill 18,254.00

Meuser Law Office PA 60,000.00

Naylor Heating & Refrigeration LLC 2,115.57

Northern Light Region 2,409.50

Pennington County Sheriff Office 6,448.93

R & Q Trucking, Inc 3,266.28

SeaChange Print Innovations 7,313.81

T-C Lighting 33,182.50

Voice Products 2,402.00

Wex Bank 2,272.04

87 Payments less than 2000 31,673.62

Final Total   $435,231.78

Further moved to authorize the payment of the following auditor warrants: July 27, 2022 for $14,582.71; August 3, 2022 for $6,959.45; August 9,2022 for ($56.00); August 9,2022 for $268,447.70; August 10,2022 for $113,379.05.

Appointment of Arrowhead Library Board Member

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to appoint Colleen Stanton to the Arrowhead Library Board through December 31, 2023. This appointment would be eligible for three additional 3-year terms.

Election Recount Agreement

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the Election Recount Agreements for both the primary and general elections and to have the County Auditor/Treasurer sign the same.

Maintenance

Resolution

The Following Resolution was offered by Commissioner Ed Arnesen and moved for adoption:

RECOGNITION OF YEARS OF SERVICE

DENNIS BECKEL

RESOLUTION 2022-08-01

WHEREAS: Dennis Beckel has served Lake of the Woods County since November 28,2005 as Part-time Custodian Maintenance.

WHEREAS: Dennis Beckel has resigned from Lake of the Woods County effective July 23, 2022 with 16 years and 8 months of service.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: That the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners extends its deepest appreciation to Dennis Beckel for his dedicated service and best wishes to him;

The resolution was seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried. 

Appoint Committee Member

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to appoint County Assessor Alisa Jacobsen to the following committees: Lake of the Woods Affordable Housing/Loan, Solid Waste Committee/Household Waste, Subdivision Controls, Township Road & Trails, Wellness Committee, and Mid-state Co-op. This appointment will replace previous County Assessor Mary Jo Otten.

Northwest Angle Assessing

It was the consensus of the board to approve the County Assessors office to rent a charter boat with a guide, as necessary, to assess the Northwest Angle area.

Emergency Management

2021 EMPG Grant

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the 2021 Emergency Management Performance Grant as presented by Emergency Management Director Jill Hasbargen-Olson.

Large Event Ordinance-Event Permit

Emergency Management Director Jill Hasbargen-Olson explained the need for a large event ordinance that would require a permit for events of 500 or more attendees. The ordinance would ensure that a staff of Emergency Personnel would be available for such events. 

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to set a date for the Ordinance Committee to meet September 6, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. to discuss and start the process for a large event ordinance.

Water Update

Emergency Management Director Jill Hasbargen-Olson gave an update of the flood efforts that included: Sandbagger Machines and Clean-up.

Public Works

Permission to Hire

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve to hire a Solid Waste employee to fill a recently vacant position.

Permission to Hire

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to hire Kraig Stokke for the Solid Waste Processor position at Grade 11, Step 1, 21.68 per hour, 265 points effective August 3, 2022. 

Phone Stipend

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve a phone stipend in the amount of $60.00 per month for Solid Waste Processor Kraig Stokke effective September 2022.

Permission to Advertise Interview & Hire

Temporary Heavy Equipment Operator

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the request to Advertise, Interview, & Hire for a Temporary Heavy Equipment Operator at Grade 11, Step 1, at 265 points.

Updates

County Engineer Anthony Pirkl gave an update on various projects and a Public Hearing was set for September 28, 2022 at 6:00p.m. to discuss the road construction projects in the Birch Beach and Sandy Shores area.

Recess

A brief recess took place at 9:50 a.m. and reconvened at 10:00 a.m.

Land & Water

Land and Water Director Josh Stromlund met with the Board of Commissioners and presented the following Findings of Fact/Conditional Use Permits.

Consideration of Zone Change #22-01ZC by Jennice Hayden

Southwest quarter (1/4) of the Northeast quarter (1/4) in Section Seven (7), Township One-hundred sixty-seven (167) North, Range Thirty-three (33) West- Parcel ID#06.07.13.000. Applicant is requesting an amendment to Section 303 of the Lake of the Woods County Zoning Ordinance as allowed by Section 1206. The amendment would change the classification for the property from a Special Protection (SP) District to a Rural Residential (R2) Zoning District for the purposes of allowing a permanent structure to be located on the property for residential purposes.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Ed Arnesen and carried unanimously to Deny the following Findings of Fact/Conditional Use Permit #22-01ZC for Jennice Hayden as recommended by the Lake of the Woods County Planning Commission.

Lake of the Woods County 

Rezoning

Findings of Fact and Decision

Name of Applicant:Jennice HaydenDate:August 16, 2022
Location/Legal Description:SW¼NE¼ Section 7, T. 167N, R. 33W
Current Zoning Classification:Special Protection (SP)Proposed:Rural Residential (R2)
Parcel Number(s):06.07.13.000Application Number:22-01ZC

The County Board of Commissioners shall consider all facts from all sources prior to rendering a decision relating to a proposed zone change. Its judgment shall be based upon, but not limited to the following factors as applicable.

  1. Is the zone change consistent with the Lake of the Woods County Comprehensive Land Use Plan?

___Yes X  No

Comments:No plan submitted
  1. Are the existing surrounding land uses consistent with the proposed zoning classification?

  X  Yes ___No

Comments:No change
  1. Will the zone change alter the characteristics of the neighborhood?

___Yes X  No

Comments:No change
  1. Is there a potential for public health, safety or traffic generation impacts based on the proposed zone change and how will they be addressed?

___Yes X  No

Comments:No change
  1. What additional public services would be necessitated and would existing utilities be sufficient to accommodate the proposal?

___Yes X  No

Comments:None
  1. Will the zone change impede the normal or orderly development and improvement of surrounding property for uses permitted in the zoning district?

___Yes X  No

Comments:No change
  1. Has there been a change in the development in the general area of the property in questions?

___Yes X  No

Comments:No change

8. Will the zone change have a negative effect on property values in the neighborhood?

___Yes X  No

Comments:No change
Conditions: 

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners hereby DENIES / APPROVES the application for a zone change WITH / WITHOUT special conditions.

August 16, 2022 _____________________________________

         Date James Nordlof

Chairman, Lake of the Woods County Board

Consideration of Zone Change #22-02ZC by Jennice Hayden

Southeast quarter (1/4) of the Northwest quarter (1/4) in Section Seven (7), Township One-hundred sixty-seven (167) North, Range Thirty-three (33) West- Parcel ID#06.07.24.000. Applicant is requesting an amendment to Section 303 of the Lake of the Woods County Zoning Ordinance as allowed by section 1206. The amendment would change the classification for the property from a Special Protection (SP) District to a Rural Residential (R2) Zoning District for the purposes of allowing a permanent structure to be located on the property for residential purposes.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to Deny the following Findings of Fact/Conditional Use Permit #22-02ZC for Jennice Hayden as recommended by the Lake of the Woods County Planning Commission.

Lake of the Woods County 

Rezoning

Findings of Fact and Decision

Name of Applicant:Jennice HaydenDate:August 16, 2022
Location/Legal Description:SE¼NW¼ Section 7, T. 167N, R. 33W
Current Zoning Classification:Special Protection (SP)Proposed:Rural Residential (R2)
Parcel Number(s):06.07.24.000Application Number:22-02ZC

The County Board of Commissioners shall consider all facts from all sources prior to rendering a decision relating to a proposed zone change. Its judgment shall be based upon, but not limited to the following factors as applicable.

  1. Is the zone change consistent with the Lake of the Woods County Comprehensive Land Use Plan?

___Yes X  No

Comments:No plan for the property submitted
  1. Are the existing surrounding land uses consistent with the proposed zoning classification?

  X  Yes ___No

Comments:No change
  1. Will the zone change alter the characteristics of the neighborhood?

___Yes X  No

Comments:No change
  1. Is there a potential for public health, safety or traffic generation impacts based on the proposed zone change and how will they be addressed?

___Yes X  No

Comments:No change
  1. What additional public services would be necessitated and would existing utilities be sufficient to accommodate the proposal?

___Yes X  No

Comments:None
  1. Will the zone change impede the normal or orderly development and improvement of surrounding property for uses permitted in the zoning district?

___Yes X  No

Comments:No change
  1. Has there been a change in the development in the general area of the property in questions?

___Yes X  No

Comments:No change

8.   Will the zone change have a negative effect on property values in the neighborhood?

___Yes X  No

Comments:No change
Conditions: 

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners hereby DENIES / APPROVES the application for a zone change WITH / WITHOUT special conditions.

August 16, 2022 ______ _______________________________

Date James Nordlof

Chairman, Lake of the Woods County Board

Consideration of Zone Change #22-03ZC by Jennice Hayden

Southwest quarter (1/4) of the Northwest quarter (1/4) in Section Seven (7), Township One-hundred sixty-seven (167) North, Range Thirty-three (33) West- Parcel ID#06.07.23.000. Applicant is requesting an amendment to Section 303 of the Lake of the Woods County Zoning Ordinance as allowed by Section 1206. The amendment would change the classification for the property from a Special Protection (SP) District to a Rural Residential (R2) Zoning District for the purposes of allowing a permanent structure to be located on the property for residential purposes. 

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Ed Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve the following Findings of Fact/Conditional Use Permit #22-03ZC for Jennice Hayden to approve the request for an amendment to Section 303 of the Lake of the Woods County Zoning Ordinance as allowed by Section 1206 with conditions. The amendment would change the classification for the property from a Special Protection (SP) District to a Rural Residential (R2) Zoning District for the purposes of allowing a permanent structure to be located on the property for residential purposes. 

Lake of the Woods County 

Rezoning

Findings of Fact and Decision

Name of Applicant:Jennice HaydenDate:August 16, 2022
Location/Legal Description:SW¼NW¼ Section 7, T. 167N, R. 33W
Current Zoning Classification:Special Protection (SP)Proposed:Rural Residential (R2)
Parcel Number(s):06.07.23.000Application Number:22-03ZC

The County Board of Commissioners shall consider all facts from all sources prior to rendering a decision relating to a proposed zone change. Its judgment shall be based upon, but not limited to the following factors as applicable.

  1. Is the zone change consistent with the Lake of the Woods County Comprehensive Land Use Plan?

  X Yes ___No

Comments:Recreational use
  1. Are the existing surrounding land uses consistent with the proposed zoning classification?

X Yes ___No

Comments:Mostly state land and tribal land
  1. Will the zone change alter the characteristics of the neighborhood?

___Yes X  No

Comments:Limited residential use
  1. Is there a potential for public health, safety or traffic generation impacts based on the proposed zone change and how will they be addressed?

___Yes X  No

Comments:No change
  1. What additional public services would be necessitated and would existing utilities be sufficient to accommodate the proposal?

___Yes X  No

Comments:None
  1. Will the zone change impede the normal or orderly development and improvement of surrounding property for uses permitted in the zoning district?

___Yes X  No

Comments:No change
  1. Has there been a change in the development in the general area of the property in questions?

___Yes X  No

Comments:None

8.   Will the zone change have a negative effect on property values in the neighborhood?

___Yes X  No

Comments:No change
Conditions: All buildings must follow all property setbacks
Any septic system must be approved

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners hereby DENIES / APPROVES the application for a zone change WITH / WITHOUT special conditions.

August 16, 2022 ______ _______________________________

Date James Nordlof

Chairman, Lake of the Woods County Board

Consideration of Zone Change #22-04ZC by Nels Holte

Government Lot Three (3) Section Seventeen (17), Township One-hundred Sixty-two North (162), Range Thirty-two (32) with Parcel ID #19.17.24.010. Applicant is requesting and amendment to Section 303 of the Lake of the Woods County Zoning Ordinance as allowed by Section 1206. The amendment would change the classification for the property from a Special Protection (SP) District to a Rural Residential (R2) Zoning District for the purposes of continued development of the property.

Motion 

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the following Findings of Fact/Conditional Use Permit #22-04ZC for Nels Holte to approve the amendment to Section 303 of the Lake of the Woods County Zoning Ordinance as allowed by Section 1206 with conditions. The amendment would change the classification for the property from a Special Protection (SP) District to a Rural Residential (R2) Zoning District for the purposes of continued development of the property.

Lake of the Woods County 

Rezoning

Findings of Fact and Decision

Name of Applicant:Nels HolteDate:August 16, 2022
Location/Legal Description:Government Lot 3 Section 17, T. 162N, R. 32W
Current Zoning Classification:Special Protection (SP)Proposed:Rural Residential (R2)
Parcel Number(s):19.17.24.010Application Number:22-04ZC

The County Board of Commissioners shall consider all facts from all sources prior to rendering a decision relating to a proposed zone change. Its judgment shall be based upon, but not limited to the following factors as applicable.

  1. Is the zone change consistent with the Lake of the Woods County Comprehensive Land Use Plan?

 X  Yes ___No

Comments:Currently residential
  1. Are the existing surrounding land uses consistent with the proposed zoning classification?

 X  Yes ___No

Comments:Additional residential in area
  1. Will the zone change alter the characteristics of the neighborhood?

___Yes X  No

Comments:No change
  1. Is there a potential for public health, safety or traffic generation impacts based on the proposed zone change and how will they be addressed?

___Yes X  No

Comments:No change
  1. What additional public services would be necessitated and would existing utilities be sufficient to accommodate the proposal?

___Yes X  No

Comments:No change
  1. Will the zone change impede the normal or orderly development and improvement of surrounding property for uses permitted in the zoning district?

___Yes X  No

Comments:No change
  1. Has there been a change in the development in the general area of the property in questions?

___Yes X  No

Comments:No change

8.   Will the zone change have a negative effect on property values in the neighborhood?

___Yes X  No

Comments:No change
Conditions: Homeowner should consider the following items:
A permanent ring dike to encircle structure and septic system. It may be reinforced with rip rap
Repair rip rap along shoreline. 
Consider construction of breakwater to reduce wave energy.

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners hereby DENIES / APPROVES the application for a zone change WITH / WITHOUT special conditions.

August 16, 2022 ______ _______________________________

Date James Nordlof

Chairman, Lake of the Woods County Board

Lake of the Woods County Fair Board

Lake of the Woods County Fair Board members J.P. Sweet and Rob Hruby came to the board to formally thank them for their donation to the fair and to give an update on the fairgrounds and plans for the centennial fair next year.

RECESS

With no further business before the Board, Vice-Chair Ed Arnesen called the meeting to recess at 10:36 a.m.

Attest: August 30, 2022

______________________________ _________________________________

County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson Vice-Chair Ed Arnesen

Details

Date:
October 6, 2022
Time:
4:43 pm

July 26, 2022

The Lake of The Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at Lake of the Woods County Government Center in the Commissioners’ Room.

Call To Order

Chair Buck Nordlof called the meeting to order at 9:00a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners: Buck Nordlof, Jon Waibel, Cody Hasbargen, Joe Grund. Also present was County Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson. Absent: Commissioner Ed Arnesen.

Approval of Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the agenda.

Approval of Minutes

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the minutes from July 12, 2022.

Social Services

Claims

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Joe Grund and carried unanimously to approve the following claims: Commissioners Warrants $10,831.64; Commissioners Warrants $1,692.72; Commissioners Warrants $7,586.84.

Auditor/Treasurer

Claims

Motion was made by Commissioner Ed Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Joe Grund and carried unanimously to approve the claims against the County as follows: Revenue $68,531.98; Road & Bridge $29,521.55; County Development $425.00; Solid Waste $11,289.71.

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 7/26/2022 For Payment 7/29/2022

Vendor Name Amount

Andrew J. Stoskopf Trucking Inc.             15,375.00 

Counties Providing Technology               3,972.00 

Frontier Precision Inc                           7,346.63

Larkin Hoffman Attorneys                   3,840.00 

LOW Soil & Water Cons. Dist.             28,486.00 

Minnesota Ui                                       2,158.59 

North East Technical Service,Inc               4,307.50 

SeaChange Print Innovations               2,770.59 

Swart/Bryan                                       2,000.00 

Titan Machinery – Roseau                           3,831.62 

U.S. Bank Equipment Finance               6,268.50 

Ziegler, Inc                                          4,277.41 

73 Payments less than 2000 25,134.40

Final Total: 109,768.24

Further moved to authorize the payment of the following auditor warrants: July 13, 2022 for $87,434.56; July 20, 2022 for $53,016.65.

Set Budget Meeting Dates

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to set the budget meeting dates as follows:

Date                                  Time

August 16, 2022       Following the Regular Board Meeting

August 23, 2022       9:00 a.m.

August 24, 2022       9:00 a.m.

August 30, 2022       Following the Regular Board Meeting 

Maintenance

New Carpet

MIS Director Peder Hovland and Maintenance Supervisor Shane Shaw presented two quotes to the board for the new carpet installation and requested one quote be approved.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the quote from Hiller Commercial Floors in the amount of $86,284.80 to be paid for out of the building fund. 

Public Works

Highway

County Engineer Anthony Pirkl discussed various Highway Department projects with the board that included: CSAH 30, CSAH 8, and Culverts. 

FEMA Culvert Replacement Bids

County Engineer Anthony Pirkl informed that board that he had received one bid from Wayne Carlson & Todd Barnes for the culvert replacement project in the amount of $69,999.98.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Joe Grund and carried unanimously to approve the joint bid from Wayne Carlson & Todd Barnes for the culvert replacement project in the amount of $69,999.98.

Solid Waste

County Engineer Anthony Pirkl gave an update to the board on various projects in the Solid Waste Department.

Part-Time Hire Ted Furbish

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the part-time hire of Ted Furbish at $45.00 per hour without benefits.

Set Work Session

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to set a work session for Solid Waste on August 2, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Ditch Authority

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Joe Grund and carried unanimously to close the regular meeting and open the Ditch Authority meeting.

Petition for Partial Ditch Abandonment

The board reviewed the petition for partial ditch abandonment. County Engineer Anthony Pirkl presented information about ditch 7 and ditch 26. The petition for ditch abandonment was denied due to this being the outlet for ditch 26. 

Joining the Meeting

Commissioner Ed Arnesen joined the meeting at 10:00 a.m.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Ed Arnesen to close the Ditch Authority meeting and open the regular meeting.

Flood Update

County Sheriff Gary Fish gave an update to the board that included: Sandbags, Emergency flood calls, Federal Preliminary Damage Assessment, Individual Assistance, Forms for Small Business Administrations, and FEMA.

Mike Hirst gave an update to the board on water levels and answered any questions the board had from the previous meeting. Land and Water Director Josh Stromlund informed the board that his office has given out flood damage forms to the Northwest Angle. 

4-H Transportation Request

Brenda Jewell Nelson came to the board to request funds to help pay for bus transportation for 14 youths that have qualified to participate in the Minnesota State Fair. She informed the board that most of the costs have been paid for and is requesting $1,400.00 to pay the rest of the cost for the bus. 

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Ed Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the request for the transportation cost in the amount of $1,400.00 to be paid for out of Con-Con funds.

RECESS

With no further business before the Board, Chair Buck Nordlof called the meeting to recess at 10:40 a.m.

Attest: August 16, 2022

______________________________ _________________________________

County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson Chair James “Buck” Nordlof

Details

Date:
October 6, 2022
Time:
4:43 pm

 AGENDA

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

TIME TAB

9:00 a.m. #1 Pledge to the Flag

Approval of Agenda

Approve Minutes of July 12, 2022

9:05 a.m. #2 Social Services

  • Claims

9:10 a.m. #3 Auditor/Treasurer

  • Claims
  • Set Budget Dates

9:20 a.m. #6 Maintenance

  • New Carpet

9:30 a.m. #4 4-H Brenda Jewell Nelson

  • Transportation Request

9:45 a.m. #5 Public Works

  • Highway
  • FEMA Culvert Replacement Bids
  • Update
  • Solid Waste
  • Contract Hire-Ted Furbish
  • Set Work Session
  • Update

10:00 a.m. #6 Ditch Authority

  • Close Regular Meeting/Open Ditch Authority
  • Petition for Partial Ditch Abandonment 
  • Close Ditch Authority/Open Regular Meeting

10:30 a.m. #7 Flood Update

Correspondence: Rinke Noonan

10:45 a.m. #7 RECESS

Old/New Business

  • Lessard – Sams Outdoor Heritage Council/Outdoor Heritage Fund
  • Land Trade
  • Township Road Inventory
  • Home Health Care Task Force
  • Law Enforcement Center
  • Tourism/Lodging Tax
  • Centennial
  • Water Level

Information to attend by web or phone:
https://lotw20.my.webex.com/join/peder_h
Dial in: 1-408-418-9388
Access Code: 627433446

Details

Date:
October 6, 2022
Time:
4:43 pm

AGENDA

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

TIME TAB

9:00 a.m. #1 Pledge to the Flag

Approval of Agenda

Approve Minutes of June 28, 2022

Approve Minutes of July 5, 2022

9:05 a.m. #2 Social Services

  • Claims

9:10 a.m. #3 Water Levels

  • Mike Hirst
  • Flood

10:00 a.m. #4 Auditor/Treasurer

  • Claims
  • Appointment of:
  • Election Judges
  • UOCAVA Board
  • Absentee Ballot Board
  • Hourly Pay
  • Canvassing Board

10:15 a.m. #5 Department of Corrections

  • Cody Underdahl

10:20 a.m. #6 Public Works

  • Highway
  • CSAH 8 Project for 2023
  • PTO Bank/Donation for Mike Graves
  • Solid Waste
  • Foam Filled Tires for Telehandler
  • New Bailer

10:30 a.m. #7 Human Resources

  • Permission for Grade Increase

10:35 a.m. #8 Land & Water

  • CUP #22-10CU- Steve Cooper

Correspondence: Lessard-Sams

10:55 a.m. #9 RECESS

Old/New Business

  • Lessard – Sams Outdoor Heritage Council/Outdoor Heritage Fund
  • Land Trade
  • Township Road Inventory
  • Home Health Task Force
  • Law Enforcement Center
  • Tourism/Lodging Tax
  • Centennial
  • Water Leve

Information to attend by web or phone:
https://lotw20.my.webex.com/join/pder_h
Dial in: 1-408-418-9388
Access Code: 627433446

Details

Date:
October 6, 2022
Time:
4:43 pm