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April, 2016


 April 19, 2016

The Lake of the Woods County Economic Development Authority met on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 in the Lake of the Woods County Commissioners’ Room.   The meeting was called to order by President Hanson at 6:00 pm, and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  The following members were presentKen Moorman, Tom Hanson, Buck Nordlof, Brock Stebakken, Jeff Bauers, Stuart Noble and Mike Kinsella, Patty Beckel.  Absent: Ed Arnesen. Also in attendance was Janet Rudd.

Motion was made by Noble, seconded by Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the agenda.


Motion was made by Nordlof, seconded by Noble and carried unanimously, to approve the minutes from March 29, 2016.

Headwaters Regional Development Commission

HRDC Economic Development Director, Ryan Zemek met with the board to discuss the HRDC Proposal.


Motion was made by Noble, seconded by Bauers and carried unanimously to approve the HRDC Staff Proposal from HRDC to provided staff leadership for the Lake of the Woods EDA taking ultimate responsibility for leadership, administrative and professional activities.

Financial Reports

Motion was made by Beckel, seconded by Moorman and carried unanimously to approve the financial reports as presented.

                Line Workers School Committee

President Hanson requested that the Line Workers School Committee on May 16, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Years of Service Recognition

  The following resolution was offered by President Hanson and moved for adoption:

Recognition of years of service

Chuck Tischart

 Resolution 2016 – 04-01

Whereas:  Chuck Tischart has served on the Economic Development Authority since 2010:

 Whereas:  Chuck has resigned from Lake of the Woods Economic Development Authority effective March 29, 2016:

Now Therefore, Be it Resolved:  That the Lake of the Woods Economic Development Authority Board extends its deepest appreciation to Chuck for his dedicated service and best wishes to him.

The resolution was seconded by Vice– President Stebakken and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.


Discussed organizing a Joint Housing meeting with the City of Baudette IDC, EDA , County Commissioner’s and HRDC. (The meeting was set for May 2, 2016)

Next regular meeting will be on May 17 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Room.


Motion was made by Moorman, seconded by Nordlof and carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 7:22 p.m.

Attest:                                                                                  Approved:  05-17-16

______________________________                                ______________________________Janet Rudd, Administrative Assistant                     Thomas Hanson, President