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COUNTY BOARD

April, 2014

April 22, 2014

Commissioner Proceedings

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in the Commissioners’ Room at the Government Center.

Call to Order

Chair Beckel called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners Patty Beckel, Buck Nordlof, Ken Moorman, Ed Arnesen and Tom Hanson.  Also present were: County Auditor/Treasurer, Mark Hall and Deputy Auditor, Janet Rudd.

Approval of Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the agenda with the following additions: Land and Water Planning, Emergency Management. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.  

Approval of Consent Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to approve the consent agenda as follows: travel for Stacy Novak to St. Paul for MCCC Tax Advisory committee on April 30-May 1; Jo Thoreson to Brainerd for Clerical Conference on May 7-9. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Approval of Minutes

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve the minutes of March 25, 2014 regular meeting with changes. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Amend Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to amend the agenda and add Veterans Grave Markers. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Auditor/Treasurer

Claims

County Auditor/Treasurer, Mark Hall and Chief Deputy Auditor, Lorene Hanson met with the board requesting approval of claims:

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the claims against the county as follows:

                                           Revenue                              $      50,438.51          

                                                Road & Bridge                     $      15,248.62

                                                County Development           $           200.00

                                                Natl Resc Enhanc                $         4,970.00 

                                                Solid Waste                         $       15,282.40

                                                EDA                                    $         4,305.75  

                                                                                  90,445.28                               

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 4/22/2014 For Payment 4/25/2014

Vendor Name                                                                      Amount

Andy’s Garage, Inc.                                                         3,686.32

Cenex Co-Op Services, Inc.                                         12,393.75

Klein McCarthy & Co, Ltd, Architects                           22,884.41

LOW County Treasurer                                                  5,665.79

Mar-Kit Landfill                                                                 9,922.50

Northern Light Region                                                    2,297.07

Northwest Mn Multi-County Hra                                     5,000.00

Rinke-Noonan                                                                 5,170.00

Sandpieper Design LLC                                                3,000.00

63 Payments less than 2000   20,425.44

Final Total:  90,445.28

April 8, 2014                   $     5,368.18

April 15, 2014                 $     5,409.48

April 15, 2014                 $    68,952.23

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

Land Sale

County Auditor/Treasurer, Mark Hall met with the board and requested authorization to approve the following additional tax forfeited parcels to the 2014 Land Sale:

East Graceton: .72 acre tract, Block 3, Lots 1-9; .17 acre tract , Block 4, Lots 1-2; 1.15 acre tract, Bloc 4, Lots 14-13; .21 acre tract, Block5, Lots 15-18; .97 acre tract, Block 6, Lots 13-24.

Freeman’s 1st Addition East Graceton: .24 acre tract, Block 2, Lots 1-2; .78 acre tract, Block 4, Lots 14-20

Bonne Township:

The SE1/4SE1/4, Section 5, Township 159 North, Range 31 West. Less SE1/4SE1/4SE/4, Township 159N, R-31, Section 5;

Resolution

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

TAX FORFEITED LAND

RESOLUTION NO. 14-04-04

WHEREAS; the County Board of Commissioners of the County of Lake of the Woods, State of Minnesota, desires to offer for sale certain parcels of land that have forfeited to the State of Minnesota for non-payment of taxes, and;

WHEREAS, said parcels of land have been viewed by the County Board of Commissioners and have been classified as non-conservation lands as provided for in Minnesota Statutes 282.01.;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners hereby certify that all parcels of land on the attached list have been viewed and comply with the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 85.012; 92.461; 282.01, subd. 8; and 282.018; and other statutes that require the withholding of tax-forfeited lands from the sale;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED; that the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners hereby request approval from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for the sale of said lands.

The question was on the adoption of the resolution, and there were 5 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

County of Lake of the Woods

Board of County Commissioners       YEA                NAY   ABSENT

Thomas Hanson                                  x

James Nordlof                                     x

Kenneth Moorman                              x

Edward Arnesen                                 x

Patricia Beckel                                    x         

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

Social Services Director

Social Service Director, Nancy Wendler met with the County Board requesting approval of claims.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve the following claims against the county:

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants          $   10,793.40

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants          $   28,760.78

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

Mental Health Grants

Social Service Director, Nancy Wendler met with the board and updated them on the Children’s and Adult Mental Health grants that the county will receive.

Human Resources

Human Resource Assistant, Dena Pieper met with the board to update them on their request discuss the Human Resources vacancy. Dena informed the board that James Austad, newly hired County Attorney agreed to complete the job descriptions  when he starts in May ; Dena also informed the board that Attorney, Michelle Moren could do some Human Resources work for the county, but it would be at her county rate of $150 per hour.  

Veterans Services

Commissioner Hanson informed the board that he just heard from Veteran Service Officer, Rick Rone in regards to the Veterans Grave Markers and that the VFW and American Legion will donate $500 each and the county to donate $1,000, which would give enough funding to replace the markers.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to contribute $1,000 toward the Veterans Grave Markers, with the funding from the unallocated account with matching funds of $500 each from the VFW and the American Legion. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Committee Reports

Commissioner Hanson informed the board of the Snowmobile meeting that he attended in Macintosh and the clubs will receive there fourth (4) bench mark payment this year and that the state will be adding length and width to the definitions of what qualifies as a snowmobile.  Commission Beckel informed the board that the nuisance beaver committee met and discussed funding, and that MN Statues does allow the road authority to take care of nuisance beavers.

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 9:53 a.m. and reconvened at 10:00 a.m. as follows:

DNR

Northwest Regional Director, Greg Nelson and Former Senator, Bob Lessard met with the board to discuss the DNR Strategic Land Asset Management Plan. Greg also informed the board that the State will draw up a no fee lease agreement on the State Land that the county is looking at for the possible construction of an Airport at the NWA to do boring samples. The board also discussed the transfer of the Clementson Property to the county from the State for a county public park. Bob Lessard would like a memo sent to him on the history and the steps that the county has gone through so far for the transfer of the property.

PUBLIC WORKS

Mowers

Assistant Engineer, Boyd Johnson met with the board requesting authorization to purchase two mowers as budgeted, in the amount of $19,500.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Nordlof to authorize Public Works Director, Tim Erickson to purchase two (2) mowers, as budgeted in the amount of $19,500. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried. 

ROAD TOUR

Assistant Public Works Director, Boyd Johnson met with the board to set a date for the annual Road Tour. The board set May 22, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. for the tour.

LAND AND WATER PLANNING

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board and informed the board that the wetland meeting he was to attend was changed now to May 4-5 in St. Paul, which he will be attending.

PUBLIC HEARING- SYNTHETIC DRUG ORDINANCE

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to close the regular meeting at 11:02 a.m. and open the public hearing for consideration of adoption of a synthetic drug ordinance. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Chair Beckel reviewed two (2) Synthetic Drug Ordinance; one which is totally banning the sale, possession, transfer or manufacture of synthetic drugs and the other being regulating synthetic drugs establishment and the sale of. County Attorney, Michelle Moren discussed the pros and cons of each ordinance.   

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to close the public hearing at 11:24 a.m. and open the regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Ordinance

The following ordinance was offered by Commissioner Moorman and moved for adoption:

THE COUNTY BOARD OF LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY ORDAINS:

Ordinance Banning the Sale, Possession, Transfer, or Manufacture of Synthetic or Alternative Drugs

Lake of the Woods County

Ordinance Number 2014-04-05

Sale, Possession, Transfer, Manufacture of Synthetic or Alternative Drugs

  1. WHEREAS, new substances are being created which are being used for recreational purposes and as an alternative to otherwise regulated controlled substances banned at the State and Federal levels; and,
  2. WHEREAS, many of these substances can be designed to produce a desired pharmacological effect and have the potential for abuse similar to or greater than that of controlled substances; and,
  3. WHEREAS, Counties authorities have encountered these substances in products being sold and used in the County’s limits; and,
  4. WHEREAS, the uncontrolled importation, manufacture, distribution, possession, and use of these substances have a substantial and detrimental impact on the health and safety of the residents and visitors of the Lake of the Woods County; and,
  5. WHEREAS, these substances can be created more rapidly than they can be identified and controlled by action of the Federal and State Legislature; and,
  6. WHEREAS, these substances are sold in many different forms including loose, leafy, granular, powder, crystalline, tablet, and/or liquid forms; and,
  7. WHEREAS, such products are known under many names in order to avoid detection and identification, and are labeled as incense, herbal incense, herbal potpourri, psychoactive herbal incense, herbal blends, bath salts, psychoactive bath salts, bath additives, synthetic marijuana, synthetic drug, synthetic hallucinogens, and other names and purchased by consumers for the purpose of ingestion notwithstanding any markings on the packaging to the contrary; and,
  8. WHEREAS, such products may be as or more dangerous to humans than controlled substances according to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) due to the unapproved, unknown, and ever-changing nature of the chemical compounds they contain; and,
  9. WHEREAS, it is therefore the will of the Lake of the Woods County Board to provide for a prohibition on the sale, possession, transfer, manufacture, and use of these substances as defined by these ordinances and to provide for the enforcement thereof and in the best interest of the public’s health, safety, and general welfare.

PROHIBITIONS

  1. A person is guilty of a violation of this ordinance if they sell, possess, transfer, or manufacture any substance or product containing any quantity of synthetic or alternative drug as defined under this ordinance.
  2. All substances made unlawful by this ordinance shall constitute contraband, subject to immediate seizure by law enforcement and shall be destroyed upon a conviction for a violation of this ordinance.
  3. The substances defined in this ordinance shall not include medications or substances for which the possessing party holds a valid prescription or beer, wine, or intoxicating liquors as defined by local, State, and Federal laws.
  4. Products commercially available and sold which have common, proven, and lawful uses under local, State, and Federal law shall not be deemed unlawful by this ordinance. Such examples are prescription and over the counter medications, health supplements where the ingredients are listed on the packaging, food and drink products, etc.
  5. In addition to the definitions provided in this ordinance, the following additional factors shall be considered in making the determination if a substance is unlawful under this ordinance:
    1. Scope of legitimate uses of the product.
    2. Physical and testimonial evidence provided by officers and prosecutors regarding known uses of the product.
    3. Statements made by persons selling, possessing, and using the product.
    4. Availability of the product to include types and number of area businesses selling it.
    5. The ratio of the price of the product compared to the quantity sold.
    6. The proximity of the product in relation to devices used to ingest or consume controlled substances.

DEFINITIONS

  1. Sale/Transfer: to offer for sale, to advertise for sale, to sell, to distribute, to furnish, to transfer, to barter, or to exchange to any person or entity with or without an exchange of compensation or service.
  2. Possession: to possess on one’s own person or possession by a person exercising dominion or control over the immediate area where contraband is found whether in a vehicle, vessel, container, dwelling, building, or other structure, whether upon public or private property.
  3. Manufacture: to complete, blend, formulate, package, repackage, or develop by any means any substance made unlawful by this ordinance.

4.  Synthetic / Alternative Drug means:

  1. Any of the following:
    1. Any substance containing a synthetic cannabinoid, stimulant, psychedelic, depressant, or hallucinogenic; or,
    2. Salvia Divinorum or any substance known by this name or any version of this name; or,
    3. Substances described as herbal blends, botanical blends, botanical sachet, herbal sachet, herbal potpourri, herbal incense, spice, salts, or any blend or combination of these, regardless of it the substance is marketed as “not for human consumption” which if ingested causes intoxication, euphoria, giddiness, paralysis, irrational behavior, or in any manner changes, distorts, or disturbs the auditory, visual, or mental process; or,
    4. Any substance defined in subsequent portions of this ordinance; or,
    5. Any substance which has a stimulant, depressant, psychedelic, psychotropic, or hallucinogenic effect on the body that is substantially similar to or greater than that of any controlled substance or unlawful drug; or,
    6. Any substance marked or packaged under any name listed in Appendix A of this ordinance.
  2. Synthetic Stimulant means:
    1. A product that contains a synthetic chemical compound that elicits psychoactive or psychotropic stimulant effects, especially where those products are in a powder, crystal, or granular form, including but not limited to the following:
      1. 3,4-Methylenedioxymethcathinone (Methylone)
      2. 3,4-Methyenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV)
      3. 4-Methylmethcathinone (Mephedrone)
      4. 4-Methoxymethcathinone (Methedrone)
      5. 4-Fluoromethcathinone (Flephedrone)
      6. 3-Fluoromethcathinone (3-FMC)
      7. Naphthylpyrovalerone
      8. 2-amino-1-phenyl-1-propanone (Cathinone)
  3. Synthetic Stimulants, despite their labeling, are commonly identified by being sold in small packets, tubs, and vials, packaged under various retail names, often identified as bath salts, plant food, fertilizer, insect repellant, etc, and are usually powder or granular in form, sold without a listing of ingredients, and sold with disclaimers warning against ingestion and stating they are free of controlled substances. By virtue of this ordinance, such products are unlawful.
  4. Synthetic Stimulants, often referred to as “Bath Salts” are commonly marketed under various commercial trade names, which change often, and contain a common disclaimer that the products are “not safe for human consumption”, “novelty item”, or similar disclaimer. Refer to Appendix A for a listing of commercial names commonly used to advertise and portray these substances.
  5. Synthetic Stimulants, as defined in this ordinance, shall exclude normal, typical bath salts and bath additives which do not contain synthetic chemical compounds listed herein that elicit psychoactive or psychotropic stimulant effects. Standard bath salts primarily contain magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts), sodium chloride (table salt), sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), sodium hexametaphosphate (Calgon), amorphous/glassy sodium metaphosphate, sodium sesquicarbonate, and borax.
  6. Synthetic Marijuana / Synthetic Cannabanoids / Herbal Smoking Product means:
    1. A natural or man-made substance that elicits psychoactive or psychotropic euphoric effects, or, a natural or man-made compound that functions similar to the active ingredient in Marijuana (tetrachydrocannabinol “THC”) including, but not limited to any quantity of a synthetic material, compound, mixture, preparation, substance, and their analogs (including isomers, esters, ethers, salts, and salts of isomers) containing a cannabinoid receptor agonist, regardless of whether the substance is marketed for the purpose of being consumed, including any of the following:
      1. 2-(3-hydroxycyclohexyl)phenol with substitution at the 5-position of the phenolic ring by alkyl or alkenyl, whether or not substituted on the cyclohexyl ring to any extent
      2. 3-(1-naphthoyl)indole or 3-(1-naphthylmethane)indole by substitution at the nitrogen atom of the indole ring, whether or not further substituted on the indole ring to any extent, whether or not substituted on the naphthoyl or naphthyl ring to any extent.
      3. 3-(1-naphthoyl)pyrrole by substitution at the nitrogen atom of the pyrrole ring, whether or not further substituted in the pyrrole ring to any extent, whether or not substituted on the naphthoyl ring to any extent.
      4. 1-(1-naphthylmethylene)indene by substitution of the 3-position of the indene ring, whether or not further substituted in the indene ring to any extent, whether or not substituted on the naphthyl ring to any extent
      5. 3-phenylacetylindole or 3-benzoylindole by substitution at the nitrogen atom of the indole ring, whether or not further substituted in the indole ring to any extent, whether or not substituted on the phenyl ring to any extent
      6. 5-(1,1-dimethylheptyl)-2-[(1R,3S)-3-hydroxycyclohexyl]-phenol (CP-47,497)
      7. 5-(1,1-dimethyloctyl)-2-[(1R,3S)-3-hydroxycyclohexyl]-phenol (cannabicyclohexanol or CP-47,497 C8-homolog)
      8. 1-pentyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-018 and AM678)
      9. 1-butyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-073)
      10. 1-hexyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-019)
      11. 1-[2-(4-morpholinyl)ethyl]-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-200)
      12. 1-pentyl-3-(2-methoxyphenylacetyl)indole (JWH-250)
      13. 1-pentyl-3-[1-(4-methoxynaphthoyl)]indole (JWH-081)
      14. 1-pentyl-3-(4-methyl-1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-122)
      15. 1-pentyl-3-(4-chloro-1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-398)
      16. 1-(5-fluoropentyl)-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (AM2201)
      17. 1-(5-fluoropentyl)-3-(2-iodobenzoyl)indole (AM694)
      18. 1-pentyl-3-[(4-methoxy)-benzoyl]indole (SR-19 and RCS-4)
      19. 1-cyclohexylethyl-3-(2-methoxyphenylacetyl)indole (SR-18 and RCS-8)
      20. 1-pentyl-3-(2-chlorophenylacetyl)indole (JWH-203)
    2. Herbal Smoking Products, despite their labeling, are commonly identified by being sold in small packets containing natural or man-made substances, packaged under various retail names, identified as herbal potpourri, herbal sachet, herbal aromatherapy, etc, sold without a listing of ingredients, and sold with disclaimers warning against ingestion and stating they are free of controlled substances. By virtue of this ordinance, such products are unlawful.
    3. Synthetic Marijuana / Synthetic Cannabanoids / Herbal Smoking Product are commonly marketed under various commercial trade names, which change often, and contain a common disclaimer that the products are “not safe for human consumption”, “novelty item”, or similar disclaimer. Refer to Appendix A for a listing of commercial names commonly used to advertise and portray these substances.
    4. Synthetic Marijuana / Synthetic Cannabanoids / Herbal Smoking Product shall exclude typical, standard incense and potpourri that is sold as incense sticks, oils, or cones that is commonly used for their aromatic qualities and do not contain any synthetic chemical compounds, do not provide a prohibition against ingestion, and do not elicit psychoactive or psychotropic euphoric effects.
  7. Synthetic Psychedelics / Hallucinogens means:
    1. A substance that mimics the effects of any Federally or State controlled substance, including but not limited to, any natural or man-made substance, compound, mixture, preparation, or is laced with a synthetic chemical compound that elicits a psychedelic/hallucinogenic effect including but not limited to the following:
      1. 2-(2,5-Dimethoxy-4-ethylphenyl)ethanamine (2C-E)
      2. 2-(2,5-Dimethoxy-4-methylphenyl)ethanamine (2C-D)
      3. 2-(4-Chloro-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)ethanamine (2C-C)
      4. 2-(4-Iodo-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)ethanamine (2C-I)
      5. 2-[4-(Ethylthio)-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl]ethanamine (2C-T-2)
      6. 2-[4-(Isopropylthio)-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl]ethanamine (2C-T-4)
      7. 2-(2,5-Dimethoxyphenyl)ethanamine (2C-H)
      8. 2-(2,5-Dimethoxy-4-nitro-phenyl)ethanamine (2C-N)
      9. 2-(2,5-Dimethoxy-4-(n)-propylphenyl)ethanamine (2C-P)
    2. Synthetic Psychedelics / Hallucinogens, despite their labeling, are commonly identified by being sold in small packets, tubs, or vials and are often in tablet, capsule, and liquid form and packaged under various retail names, sold without a listing of ingredients, and often sold with disclaimers warning against ingestion and stating they are free of controlled substances. By virtue of this ordinance, such products are unlawful.
    3. Synthetic Psychedelics / Hallucinogens are commonly marketed under various commercial trade names, which change often, and contain a common disclaimer that the products are “not safe for human consumption”, “novelty item”, or similar disclaimer. They may also be marked in a consumable pill form under various names. Refer to Appendix A for a listing of commercial names commonly used to advertise and portray these substances.
  8. Salvia Divinorum / Salvinorum means all parts of the plant presently classified botanically as salvia divinorum whether growing or not, the seeds thereof, any extract from any part of the plant, and every compound, manufacture, salts, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such plant, its seeds, or extracts.

Enforcement and Criminal Penalty: whereas the Lake of the Woods County deems synthetic and alternative drugs dangerous and detrimental to the citizens, guests and fabric of the community of Lake of the Woods, It bans the sale, possession, transfer and or manufacturing of synthetic drugs or alternative drugs. A violation will be considered a misdemeanor and punishment up to ninety (90) days in jail and/or $1,000 fine.

 Severability

If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section, or part of this law or the application thereof to any person, individual, corporation, firm, partnership, entity or circumstance shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unconstitutional, such order or judgment shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder thereof but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section or part of this law, or in its application to the person, individual, corporation, firm, partnership, entity, or circumstance directly involved in the controversy in which such order or judgment shall be rendered.

Appendix A

Substances described in this ordinance and distributed under the commercial/retail names contained in this Appendix shall be deemed to be unlawful and a synthetic drug, especially if they are packaged in a manner that indicates the product is “not for human consumption” or if it fails to disclose the products ingredients. Products commercially sold under similar or like names which have common, proven and lawful uses and which list their ingredients and directions for use shall not be deemed unlawful under this ordinance.

#-      8-BALL, 251, 2C-1

A-     AFGAN BLACK, AM-HI-CO (ALL TYPES), APHRODISIA, ATOMIC BOMB, AZTEC GOLD, AZTEC MIDNIGHT WIND TEZCATLIPOCA

B-     BACK DRAFT, BAD 2 THE BONE, BANANA CREAM NUKE, BATH SALT, BAYOU BLASTER, BIGDADDY, BLACK DIAMOND, BLACK MAGIC SALVIA, BLACK MAMBA, BLISS (ALL TYPES), BLIZZARD, BLUE SILK, BLUEBERRY HAYZE, BLUEBERRY HAZE, BOMBAY BLUE, BONZAI, BROMO-DRAGONFLY, BUZZ

C-     C3, C4, C4 HERBAL INCENSE, CANEFF, CHARGE PLUS, CHERRY BOMB, CHILL X, CHRONIC SPICE, CILL OUT, CITRUS, CLOUD 9, COLORADO CHRONIC

D-     DA BLOCK, DARK NIGHT II, DEMON, DEVIL EYE, DEX, DIAMOND SPIRIT, DOVES, DRAGON SPICE, D-RAIL, DREAM, DYNATMITE N-R-G

E-     EARTHQUAKE, ERUPTION SPICE, EUPHORIA, EXOTIC ULTRA, EXSES, EX-SES PLATINUM (ALL TYPES), EX-SES GOLD PLUS, EXTREME SPICE

F-     FAKE WEED, FERTILIZER, FIRE BIRD ULTIMATE STRENGTH CINNAMON, FOREST HUMUS, FREEDOM, FULLY LOADED, FUNKY MONKEY XXXX

G-     G FOUR, G GREENIES CARAMEL CRUNCH, GENIE (ALL TYPES), GLASS CLEANER, GENIE, GOLD SPIRIT SPICE, GREEN MONKEY CHRONIC SALVIA, GREENIES STRAWBERRY, GROW

H-     HEAD RUSH ULTRA, HEAVEN IMPROVED, HEAVENSCENT SUAVE, HERBAL ECSTASY, HIOCTANE, HUMBOLDT GOLD, HURRICANE, HUSH, HYPER X ULTRA

I-     ICE BUD, IVORY (ALL TYPES)

J-     JAMAICAN GOLD, JOKER

K-     K ROYAL, K1 (ALL TYPES), K2 (ALL TYPES), K3 (ALL TYPES), K4 (ALL TYPES), KIND SPICE, KW ORISHA MAX, KUSH

L-     LEGAL EAGLE (ALL TYPES), LEGAL PHUNK, LOVE POTION 69, LEGAL (ALL TYPES), LEGAN ECSTASY, LEGAL METH, LOVE STRAWBERRY, LUNAR DIAMOND, LUNAR WAVE

M-     MAGIC DRAGON PLATINUM, MAGIC GOLD, MAGIC SILVER, MAGIC SPICE, MAYA BLUE, MEGA BOMB, MELLOMAN, MELLOW MADNESS 1A, METHOXETAMINE, MID-ATLANTIC EXEMPLAR (ALL TYPES), MIDNIGHT CHILL, MIND BLISS, MNGB ALMOND/VANILLA, MNGB (ALL TYPES), MOE JOE FIRE, MOJO (ALL TYPES), MR. SMILEY’S, MTN-787, MYSTERY NATURAL ECSTASY, NATURAL LSD, NAUGHTY NIGHTS, NEUTRONIUM, NEW IMPROVED K3 (ALL TYPES), NEW K3 (ALL TYPES), NEW-KRON BOMB, NITRO, NUMBER ONE CHOICE (ALL TYPES)

 N –   NATURAL LSD, NAUGHTY NIGHTS, NEUTRONIUM, NEW IMPROVED K3 (ALL TYPES), NEW K3 (ALL TYPES), NEW-KRON BOMB, NITRO, NUMBER ONE CHOICE (ALL TYPES)

   OCEAN BLUE, OCEAN BURST (ALL TYPES)

 O –   OCEAN BLUE, OCEAN BURST (ALL TYPES)

 P –    P.E.P. POTPOURRI (ALL TYPES), PARADISE, PINK LOTUS, PINK TIGER, PIXIE DUST, PLANT FOOD, POSH, POTPOURRI (ALL TYPES), POW, PULSE, PUMP IT POWDER, PURE IVORY, PURPLE WAVE

 Q –    QUICK SILVER

       R –      RADIOACTIVE, RASTA CITRUS SPICE, REBEL SPICE, RECHARGE (ALL TYPES), RED, RED BIRD, RED DOVE, RED DOVES

         S -S1. SWERVE, SAMURAI SPIRIT, SATIVAH, SCARFACE, SCOPE (ALL TYPES), SENCE, SERENITY (ALL TYPES), SEX INTENSE, SEXTACY (ALL TYPES), SHAMANTRANCE, SHANTI SPICE (ALL TYPES), SILENT BLACK, SKINK, SMOKE, SMOKE PLUS,SNOW LEOPARD, SOLAR STAR GOLD, SPACE (ALL TYPES), SPACETRIPS, SPEED FREAK, SPICE (ALL TYPES), SPICERY (ALL TYPES), SPICEY XXX (ALL TYPES), SPICYLICIOUS, SPICE 99 (ALL TYPES), SPIKE 99 (ALL TYPES), SPIKE (ALL TYPES), STARDUST, STARRY NIGHT, STINGER, SUMMER SKYY, SUPER KUSH, SUPER SUMMIT, SWAGGER GRAPE, SYN (ALL TYPES)

T-   TEXAS GOLD, TIME WARP, TNT, TRIBAL WARRIOR (ALL TYPES),     TRANQUILITY

U-       ULTRA CLOUD 10, UNKNOWN CIGARETTE, UTOPIA (ALL TYPES)

V-       V8, VANILLA SKY, VOO DOO (ALL TYPES)

 W –   WHITE (ALL TYPES), WHO DAT (ALL TYPES), WICKED X, WILD OPIUM, WINDER BOOST, WINDOW CLEANER, WOOD STOCK

X-      XTC, X-TRACY ULTRA

Y-       YUCANTAN FIRE, YUCATAN FIRE

Z-       ZOMBIE WORLD, ZOOM

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

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This ordinance shall take effect May 1, 2014.

Lake of the Woods County

 Patricia Beckel, Chair                                                                 Mark E. Hall, Auditor/Treasurer                

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

ARMER RADIO

Emergency Management Director, Nina Husbands met with the board requesting authorization to move forward with ARMER Radio Participation Plan for funding.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Nordlof to authorize County Sheriff, Gary Fish and Emergency Management Director, Nina Husbands to move forward with the ARMER Participation Plan for funding of ARMER. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 11:40 a.m. and reconvened at 1:05 p.m. as follows:

PUBLIC HEARING- Larson Road Vacation

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Nordlof to close the regular meeting at 1:05 p.m. and open the Public Hearing for Larson Road Vacation. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Chair Beckel welcomed Attorney Richard Lee, David Larson, County Surveyor, Donn Rasmussen and County Attorney Michelle Moren to the public hearing.

County Attorney, Michelle Moren requested from Attorney Richard Lee the affidavits of postings for the public hearing and the acknowledgment of receipts of services of notice of road vacation hearing. County Board reviewed the Resolution of Vacating the Town Road, Release of Damages and the Agreement between David L. Larson and Joanna C. Larson; Charles C. Tews and Paul F. Tews.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to close the Public hearing at 1:14 p.m. and open the regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Resolution

The following resolution was offered by Commissioner Moorman and moved for adoption:

RESOLUTION VACATING A TOWN ROAD

2014-04-06

WHEREAS, the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners received a petition calling for the vacation of the following described road pursuant to Minn. Sat.  164.07

TRACT A (Roadway to be vacated):

Beach Avenue and those portions of, Lake Drive and River Drive, WHEELER’S POINT, according to the plat thereof on record in the Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota Recorder’s office which lie northwesterly of the following described line: Beginning at the southwest corner of Block 3 said WHEELER’S POINT; thence North 71 degrees 19 minutes 24 seconds East, bearing based on the Lake of the Woods County Coordinate Database NAD 83, 503.44 feet along the northwesterly line of said River Drive (which is also the southeasterly line of said Block 3) and it’s northeasterly extension to its intersection with the southwesterly extension of the line common to Lots 6 and 7, Block 1, said WHEELER’S POINT; thence North 29 degrees 30 minutes 59 seconds East 11.64 feet along said southwesterly extension of the line common to Lots 6 and 7,  Block 1, WHEELER’S POINT, to the most southerly corner of said Lot 7 and said line there terminating.

WHEREAS, said petition was signed by not less than eight voters of the town who own real estate, or occupy real estate under the homestead or preemption laws as or under contract with the state, within three miles of the road:

WHEREAS, the road passes over the following described tracts of land in Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota, owned by the following named owners:

Owners

Description of Land

David L. Larson                                              2568 River Lane NW                               

            and Joanna C. Larson                                     Baudette, MN 56623                                                 

Charles C. Tews                                              2576 Lake Lane NW                                 

            Paul F. Tews                                                   Baudette, MN 56623                                

WHEREAS, the County Board conducted a public hearing on the Petition on the 28th          day of January 28, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., after personal and posted notice provided by the Petitioners pursuant to Minn. Stat. §164.07, subd. 2, and published noticed provided by the County Board;

WHEREAS, the County Board conducted a continuance of the public hearing on the Petition on April 22, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.,  after personal and posted notice provided by the Petitioners pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 164.07, subd. 2 and published noticed provided by the County Board;

WHEREAS, the Petitioners presented the County Board with affidavits at this hearing as proof that the required notice was given;

WHEREAS, the County Board examined the road, heard the interested parties, and considered the matter;

WHEREAS, the County Board determined that the petitioned for action is consistent with the public interest;

WHEREAS, the County Board has examined the ditches lateral to the road and determined that said ditches are not essential for surface drainage or adjacent lands or highways in support of the general health and welfare of the public;

WHEREAS, the owners listed in Appendix A have released in writing all claims for damages from such vacation;

WHEREAS, the Owners listed in Appendix B have reviewed the agreement with the Lake of the Woods County   board ascertaining their damages for the vacation of the road;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IS RESOLVED, that the Lake of the Woods County Board, Minnesota hereby vacates a town road legal described as follows:

Beach Avenue and those portions of, Lake Drive and River Drive, WHEELER’S POINT, according to the plat thereof on record in the Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota Recorder’s office which lie northwesterly of the following described line: Beginning at the southwest corner of Block 3 said WHEELER’S POINT; thence North 71 degrees 19 minutes 24 seconds East, bearing based on the Lake of the Woods County Coordinate Database NAD 83, 503.44 feet along the northwesterly line of said River Drive (which is also the southeasterly line of said Block 3) and it’s northeasterly extension to its intersection with the southwesterly extension of the line common to Lots 6 and 7, Block 1, said WHEELER’S POINT; thence North 29 degrees 30 minutes 59 seconds East 11.64 feet along said southwesterly extension of the line common to Lots 6 and 7,  Block 1, WHEELER’S POINT, to the most southerly corner of said Lot 7 and said line there terminating.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Lake of the Woods County Board Chair and County Auditor/Treasurer, are hereby authorized and directed to execute and record the road order vacating said road and to record the same with the county recorder of Lake of the Woods County;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Board hereby approves the Agreement entered into between, David L. Larson, Joanna C. Larson, Charles C. Tews, and Paul F. Tews, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference with the intent and effect that the County Board shall be bound by the Agreement.

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the County Auditor/Treasure is authorized and directed to provide a copy of this resolution to each of the affected owners listed above.

Adopted this 22nd day of April, 2014 by the following vote:

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS                             YES                            NO

Commissioner Beckel                                                 x

Commissioner Arnesen                                               x

Commissioner Moorman                                             x

Commissioner Hanson                                                x

Commissioner Nordlof                                               x         

APPENDIX ‘A’

RELEASE OF DAMAGES

WHEREAS, the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners, of Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota has undertaken the procedure set out in Minn. Stat. § 164.07 to vacate the following described road:

Beach Avenue and those portions of, Lake Drive and River Drive, WHEELER’S POINT, according to the plat thereof on record in the Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota Recorder’s office which lie northwesterly of the following described line: Beginning at the southwest corner of Block 3 said WHEELER’S POINT; thence North 71 degrees 19 minutes 24 seconds East, bearing based on the Lake of the Woods County Coordinate Database NAD 83, 503.44 feet along the northwesterly line of said River Drive (which is also the southeasterly line of said Block 3) and it’s northeasterly extension to its intersection with the southwesterly extension of the line common to Lots 6 and 7, Block 1, said WHEELER’S POINT; thence North 29 degrees 30 minutes 59 seconds East 11.64 feet along said southwesterly extension of the line common to Lots 6 and 7,  Block 1, WHEELER’S POINT, to the most southerly corner of said Lot 7 and said line there terminating.

WHEREAS, said vacation will benefit the property owners adjacent to the road by eliminating the encumbrance of an unneeded public road easement from the property;

NOW, THEREFORE, we Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners and David L. Larson and Joanna C. Larson; Charles C. Tews and Paul F. Tews, being the owners of the parcels of land in the Wheelers Point Township, Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota, and more particularly described as:

Beach Avenue and those portions of, Lake Drive and River Drive, WHEELER’S POINT, according to the plat thereof on record in the Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota Recorder’s office which lie northwesterly of the following described line: Beginning at the southwest corner of Block 3 said WHEELER’S POINT; thence North 71 degrees 19 minutes 24 seconds East, bearing based on the Lake of the Woods County Coordinate Database NAD 83, 503.44 feet

along the northwesterly line of said River Drive (which is also the southeasterly line of said Block 3) and it’s northeasterly extension to its intersection with the southwesterly extension of the line common to Lots 6 and 7, Block 1, said WHEELER’S POINT; thence North 29 degrees 30 minutes 59 seconds East 11.64 feet along said southwesterly extension of the line common to Lots 6 and 7, Block 1, WHEELER’S POINT, to the most southerly corner of said Lot 7 and said line there terminating.

Hereby waive and release all claims to damages sustained by us from the vacation of the above described road which runs through our land.

AGREEMENT REGARDING THE DIVISION OF VACATED PROPERTY

     THIS AGREEMENT, is made this 20th day of April, 2014, between David L. Larson, Joanna C. Larson, Charles C. Tews, and Paul F. Tews hereinafter referred to as Owners.

     WHEREAS, the Owners own real property in Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota, more particularly described as follows:

Lot 1, Block 1, Plat of Harris Addition and Lot 7, Block 1, Wheeler’s Point, according to the recorded plat thereof.   

     WHEREAS, the Lake of the Woods County has undertaken the procedure contained in M.S. § 164.07 to vacate the following premises:

Beach Avenue and those portions of, Lake Drive and River Drive, WHEELER’S POINT, according to the plat thereof on record in the Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota Recorder’s office which lie northwesterly of the following described line: Beginning at the southwest corner of Block 3 said WHEELER’S POINT; thence North 71 degrees 19 minutes 24 seconds East, bearing based on the Lake of the Woods County Coordinate Database NAD 83, 503.44 feet along the northwesterly line of said River Drive (which is also the southeasterly line of said Block 3) and it’s northeasterly extension to its intersection with the southwesterly extension of the line common to Lots 6 and 7, Block 1, said WHEELER’S POINT; thence North 29 degrees 30 minutes 59 seconds East 11.64 feet along said southwesterly extension of the line common to Lots 6 and 7, Block 1, WHEELER’S POINT, to the most southerly corner of said Lot 7 and said line there terminating.

     WHEREAS, said road passes between the Owner’s above described property.

     WHEREAS, the described vacated premises has been divided into two parcels known as TRACT A1 and TRACT A2 as shown and described in the Attached Certificate of Survey.

     WHEREAS, TRACT A1’s legal description is as follows:

Those portions of Beach Avenue, Lake Drive and River Drive, WHEELER’S POINT, according to the plat thereof on record in the Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota Recorder’s office which lie northwesterly and southwesterly of Lot 7, Block 1, said WHEELER’S POINT and which lie northwesterly of Line 1 described below and which lie easterly of Line 2 described below:

LINE 1:

Beginning at the southwest corner of Block 3 said WHEELER’S POINT; thence North 71 degrees 19 minutes 24 seconds East, bearing based on the Lake of the Woods County Coordinate Database NAD 83, 503.44 feet along the northwesterly line of said River Drive (which is also the southeasterly line of said Block 3) and it’s northeasterly extension to its intersection with the southwesterly extension of the line common to Lots 6 and 7, Block 1, said WHEELER’S POINT; thence North 29 degrees 30 minutes 59 seconds East 11.64 feet along said southwesterly extension of the line common to Lots 6 and 7, Block 1, WHEELER’S POINT, to the most southerly corner of said Lot 7 and said line there terminating.

LINE 2:

Commencing at the southwest corner of Block 3 said WHEELER’S POINT; thence North 71 degrees 19 minutes 24 seconds East, bearing based on the Lake of the Woods County Coordinate Database NAD 83, 459.65 feet along the northwesterly line of said River Drive (which is also the southeasterly line of said Block 3) and it’s northeasterly extension to the point of beginning of the line to be described; thence North 26 degrees 28 minutes 39 seconds West 61.29 feet; thence North 29 degrees 30 minutes 59 seconds East 123 feet, more or less, to the shore of Four Mile Bay, Lake of the Woods and said line there terminating.

     WHEREAS, TRACT A2’s legal description is as follows:

Those portions of Beach Avenue, Lake Drive and River Drive, WHEELER’S POINT, according to the plat thereof on record in the Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota Recorder’s office which lie southeasterly of Lot 1, Block 1, HARRIS ADDITION, according to the plat thereof on record in said Recorder’s office and which lie northwesterly of Line 1 described below and which lie westerly of Line 2 described below:

LINE 1:

Beginning at the southwest corner of Block 3 said WHEELER’S POINT; thence North 71 degrees 19 minutes 24 seconds East, bearing based on the Lake of the Woods County Coordinate Database NAD 83, 503.44 feet along the northwesterly line of said River Drive (which is also the southeasterly line of said Block 3) and it’s northeasterly extension to its intersection with the southwesterly extension of the line common to Lots 6 and 7, Block 1, said WHEELER’S POINT; thence North 29 degrees 30 minutes 59 seconds East 11.64 feet along said southwesterly extension of the line common to Lots 6 and 7, Block 1, WHEELER’S POINT, to the most southerly corner of said Lot 7 and said line there terminating.

LINE 2:

Commencing at the southwest corner of Block 3 said WHEELER’S POINT; thence North 71 degrees 19 minutes 24 seconds East, bearing based on the Lake of the Woods County Coordinate Database NAD 83, 459.65 feet along the northwesterly line of said River Drive (which is also the southeasterly line of said Block 3) and it’s northeasterly extension to the point of beginning of the line to be described; thence North 26 degrees 28 minutes 39 seconds West 61.29 feet; thence North 29 degrees 30 minutes 59 seconds East 123 feet, more or less, to the shore of Four Mile Bay, Lake of the Woods and said line there terminating.

     WHEREAS, the Owners shall take TRACT A1 and TRACT A2 subject to ROAD EASEMENT.

     WHEREAS, ROAD EASEMENT’s legal description is as follows:

A 20.00 foot wide easement for ingress and egress, the center line of which is described as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of Block 3, WHEELER’S POINT, according to the plat thereof on record in the Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota Recorder’s office; thence North 71 degrees 19 minutes 24 seconds East, bearing based on the Lake of the Woods County Coordinate Database NAD 83, 459.65 feet along the northwesterly line of said River Drive (which is also the southeasterly line of said Block 3) and it’s northeasterly extension to the point of beginning of the line to be described; thence North 26 degrees 28 minutes 39 seconds West 61.29 feet; thence North 60 degrees 29 minutes 01 seconds West 20.00 feet to the southeasterly line of Lot 1, Block 1, HARRIS ADDITION, according to the plat thereof on record in said Recorder’s office and said line there terminating. The side lines of said easement shall be prolonged or shortened to terminate at said northeasterly extension of the northwesterly line of River Drive and at said southeasterly line of Lot 1.

     NOW, THEREFORE, the Owners agree as follows:

  1. The Owners agree and request that the Lake of the Woods County Board adopt a Resolution and Order vacating the above described roads and reverting the above described roads to David L. Larson, Joanna C. Larson, Charles C. Tews, and Paul F. Tews, the abutting owners of the vacated roads.
  2. The Owners agree and request that David L. Larson and Joanna C. Larson be granted TRACT A1 in fee simple absolute subject to ROAD EASEMENT and agree to be subject to the Resolution and Order adopted by the Lake of the Woods County Board vacating the above described roads and reverting said roads as set forth in this Agreement.
  3. The Owners agree and request that Charles C. Tews and Paul F. Tews be granted TRACT A2 in fee simple absolute subject to ROAD EASEMENT and agree to be subject to the Resolution and Order adopted by the Lake of the Woods County Board vacating the above described roads and reverting said roads as set forth in this Agreement.
  4. That if the Lake of the Woods County Board does adopt the Resolution and Order as described above, the owners agree to abide by it.

     Dated this 22 day of April, 2014

                  David L. Larson                          Joanna C. Larson

                  Charles C. Tews                         Paul F. Tews

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

CLOSED SESSION

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

RESOLUTION CLOSING BOARD MEETING

2014-04-07

WHEREAS, the Minnesota Open Meeting Law, Minn. Stat. § 13D.05, subd. 3(b) states that “meetings may be closed if the closure is expressly authorized by statute or permitted by the attorney-client privilege;” and

WHEREAS, ANIP Acquisition Company vs. County of Lake of the Woods, Case No. 39-CV-12-86 and 39-CV-13-116 has  filed an action in Minnesota Tax court, contesting the valuations of real property owned in Lake of the Woods County; and

WHEREAS, the Lake of the Woods County Board seeks to meet with its attorney, to discuss the pending lawsuit; and

WHEREAS, it would be detrimental to the interests of the Lake of the Woods County Board to hold a public discussion with its attorney regarding the strengths and weaknesses of its legal position(s), strategy, and potential settlement position where an opposing party or opposing attorney could listen to or be made aware of Lake of the Woods County’s positions; and

WHEREAS, there is an absolute need for the Lake of the Woods County Board to obtain confidential legal advice regarding the litigation and potential settlement in order to maintain the attorney-client privilege.

BE IT RESOLVED by the Lake of the Woods County Board as follows:

  1. The Lake of the Woods County Board hereby closes this meeting at 1:18 p.m based upon the attorney-client privilege pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 13D.05, subd. 3(b);

2. The specific subjects to be discussed, pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 13D.01, subd. 3, are the legal strategy in the Tax Court action, and any settlement proposals which may be made by or responded to by the Lake of the Woods County Board.

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

The following were present at the closed session: Commissioners Arnesen, Beckel, Moorman, Hanson and Nordlof. Also preset, Count Attorney, Michelle Moren and County Assessor, Mary Jo Otten.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to close the closed session and open the regular meeting at 1:36 p.m.

ANI

The board agreed  to offer to stipulate a value of $1,520,000 for payable 2012, 2013 and 2014 on parcel #60.51.05.010 (main facility) owned by ANIP and located at 210 Main St W, and a value of $610,000 for payable 2012, 2103 and 2014 on parcel #64.10.11.050 (hormone plant), owned by ANIP  and located at 455 IDC Rd SW. The values were established by the appraisal that was done for the County in response to the Tax Court Petition filed by ANIP for tax years 2012, 2103, & 2014.

MOTION

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to accept the appraised values of $1.52 million for the Main Facility and $610,000 for the Hormone Plant for tax years 2012, 2103 and 2014 and to proceed with the tentative agreement between ANIP and the County for the difference in valuation for tax years 2012, 2013 and 2014. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried, with Commissioner Nordlof abstaining from voting.

CONFERENCE CALL

The board received a conference call with Representative Roger Erickson with him updating the board on the following topics:

  • Bonding
  • Synthetic Drug Law
  • Wetland Issues- conflict with committee hosting

Recess

With no further business before the board, Chair Beckel called the meeting to recess at 2:29 p.m.

Attest:                                                                                     Approved: May 13, 2014

Janet E. Rudd Deputy Auditor                                              Patricia Beckel, Chair of the Board

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