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COUNTY BOARD

April, 2010

Commissioner Proceedings

April 6, 2010

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, in the Commissioners Room at the Government Center.

Call to Order

Chairman Arnesen 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, Arnesen, Todd Beckel, Hanson, and Moorman.   Also present were: County Auditor John W. Hoscheid, Deputy Auditor Janet Rudd, Penny Mio Hirst, John Oren and Gary Noble.

Approval of Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve the agenda with the following additions:

I/Mobile Data System, Tax Increment Financing and North Star Meeting. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.  

Approval of Consent Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the consent agenda as follows: Travel of Monique Arnesen and Jodi Ferrier to Bemidji on April 22 & 23 Permanency Planning and Adoption Process; Julie Berggren to Carlton on April 14 & 15 for Advanced Civil Process training.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Approval of Minutes

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the minutes of March 23, 2010, regular meeting with changes. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

SOCIAL SERVICE DIRECTOR

Claims

Financial Officer, Christine Hultman met with the board requesting approval of claims:  

Motion

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

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants           $10,606.79

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants           $  5,704.74

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

COUNTY AUDITOR

Claims

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board for approval of claims:

Motion

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

                                                Revenue                               $      21,582.59         

                                                Road & Bridge                     $      10,996.24

                                                Co. Development                 $        1,243.00  

                                                Solid Waste                          $      19,478.91

                                                                                             $      53,300.74  

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

WARRANTS APPROVED ON  4/06/2010 FOR PAYMENT  4/09/2010

     AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME                                                                  AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME

          372.50 ROSE ANDERSON                                                                    353.58 AUTO VALUE BAUDETTE

          669.32 TERRY BROWN                                                                      1067.97 CROWNE PLAZA RIVERFRONT

          342.21 GALL’S, AN ARAMARK CO LLC                                              1075.41 RICHARD GOODERUM

          511.73 GRACETON GARAGE & BODY SHOP, I                                 543.75 HOWARD’S OIL COMPANY

          308.76 JACKPOT JUNCTION CASINO HOTEL                                 3595.56 KUSTOM SIGNALS, INC

          695.46 LAKES GAS CO.                                                                      3066.44 LOW HIGHWAY DEPT

      12054.60 MAR-KIT LANDFILL                                                                   590.04 METRO FORMS, INC

          450.00 MN ASSN OF COUNTIES                                                       1312.20 MN COUNTIES COMPUTER CO-OP

          650.25 MN HOMELAND SECURITY & EMERGEN                             2728.81 NORTHWEST ANGLE&ISLAND FREIGHT

          418.22 PIRKL LUMBER & CARPET                                                       316.50 PITNEY BOWES INC.

        5271.04 POWERPLAN                                                                           2053.72 R & Q TRUCKING, INC

          472.38 TRUE VALUE                                                                           3892.60 VOYAGEURS COMMUNICATIONS, INC

        2640.00 VOYAGEURS COMTRONICS, INC                                        3036.83 WIDSETH SMITH NOLTING&ASST INC

          329.70 ZEE MEDICAL SERVICE

34 PAYMENTS LESS THAN  $300       4,481.16

****                  FINAL TOTAL…….     $53,300.74  ****

Further moved to authorize the payment of the following auditor warrants:

                                                   March 24, 2010      $      8,355.93

                                                   March 25, 2010      $    47,715.49        

                                                   March 30 2010       $  433,043.77

                                                   March 30, 2010      $      1,110.00

                                                   April 1,     2010      $         400.00

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

Recovery Zone Bonds

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid presented a letter from Minnesota Management & Budget inquiry whether Lake of the Woods County intends to utilize the Recovery Zone Bonds.  The board requested that the County Auditor look into to this and report back at the April 27 board meeting.

Change of Board Dates

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board and informed them that there is now a conflict with the August 10, 2010 board meeting date for the States Primary Election has been moved from September 14, 2010 to August 10, 2010.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to move the August 10, 2010 board meeting date to August 9, 2010 and the September 10, 2010 meeting to September 14, 2010 with the meeting times at 9:00 a.m. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Deputy Registrar 2009 Review

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid presented the 2009 Deputy Registrar Review and informed the board that the office received a State Performance Review as “Exceeding Standards”.  The Commissioners commended the Auditor’s staff for an excellent performance review.

CRISIS RESOURCES CENTER

Tonja Reed from the Crisis Resources Center met with the board requesting support from the county for operational cost. The board placed this on the April 27th, agenda to discuss with Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler.

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 9:55 a.m. and reconvened at 9:59 a.m.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

ARMER

Emergency Management Director, Holly House met with the board requesting approval to sign the “Limited Participation Plan” which is connected with the ARMER system.  Holly explained that since the county is not committing to wholly utilizing the ARMER system is why they need to sign this plan.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to authorize Chairman Arnesen and County Sheriff Dallas Block to sign the “Limited Participation Plan”.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

DOT

Emergency Management Director, Holly House met with the board requesting approval to sign the agreement between the Northwest Minnesota Regional Radio Board and the State of Minnesota Department of Transportation with the respect to the regional access to the statewide public safety radio and communications system.  

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize Chairman Arnesen to sign the Agreement between the Northwest Minnesota Regional Radio Board and the State of Minnesota Department of Transportation with the respect to the regional access to the statewide public safety radio and communications system.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (EDA)

Economic Development Assistant, Mike Reed met with the board to discuss the Economic Development Authority organization.  The board requested that Mike meet with the Joint Powers Board and bring back recommendations of who should sit on the EDA board. The consensus of the board was they were in favor of the creation of the EDA.

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Chief Deputy Sheriff, Jim Walton met with the board to discuss the part-time Deputy Sheriff’s and part-time Dispatchers Law Enforcements uniform allowances.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to establish a yearly uniform stipend, to be paid their first pay period of the year, for all part-time Deputy Sheriffs and part-time Dispatchers as follows:

  • Initial Uniform stipend for part-time Deputy Sheriffs           $600.00
  • Initial Uniform stipend for part-time Dispatchers                  $200.00
  • Yearly Uniform stipend for part-time Deputy Sheriffs          $225.00
  • Yearly Uniform stipend for part-time Dispatchers                 $100.00

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

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

Drainage Management Committee

Public Works Director, Bruce Hasbargen met with the board to review the final recommendations of the Drainage Management Committee.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to accept the following recommendation from the Drainage Management Committee and to authorize Public Works Director, Bruce Hasbargen to proceed with the implementation of the following:

  • Recommendations for prioritizing improvement projects
    • No list needed
    • Allow cost share program and force initiatives to address needs and requests
    • On all projects remain mindful of downstream ditch segments, don’t create problems on downstream segments
    • Reduce cash outlay for cost share projects
    • Utilize County forces as match to landowner/hired contractor
  • Recommendations for maintenance
    • Need to maintain ditches with past improvements
    • Mowing only for brush control is ok/mowing debris can cause problems
    • Keep vegetative mat from building up
    • Burn ditches
    • Spray cattails if economical
    • Need to control weeds in the ditches
    • Hopeful that the proposed Weed Management Program will address this
    • Create cost share program for spraying ditches for cattails and weeds
    • County pays for chemical/landowner sprays
    • Use a seed mixture that is not a hindrance to the grass industry
    • Do not use brome grass or sweet clover
  • Recommendations for addressing sedimentation and erosion control measures
    • Do not push buffer strips at this time
    • County needs to take care of existing weed problem before additional right of way for buffers is looked upon favorably by farmers
    • Need data/education to show there is benefits from buffer strips
    • Address individual violators that are farming right of way and into ditches
    • Need data/education to show there is a problem
    • Change cost share program so that violators cannot keep using the program
    • SWCD should work with landowners that have erosion problems
    • Need data/education to show there is  a problem
    • Draft procedures for late season ditch improvement projects
    • Require additional erosion control measures; landowner pays for
    • County should increase use of  BMP’s on field ditches which outlet into road ditch
    • Biorolls, riprap, sidewater inlets, etc.
  • Recommendations for funding
    • Committee felt that funding was a County Board level decision
    • Move savings in cost share dollars to maintenance
  • Spray cattails, spray weeds, burning, minor sediment removal
    • Obtain dedicated funding for drainage management
    • Research feasibility of Stormwater Utility Districts
  • Work with SWCD to apply for BWSR grant for feasibility study

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

Project SP 39-090-02, Shared Use Path

Public Works Director, Bruce Hasbargen met with the board to discuss the Shared Use Path, from Lake of the Woods School to Baudette.  He informed the board that the Federal Highway Administration did not approve the utilization of county forces for “in-kind services” for the local match.  The board requested that Bruce check with the school to see if they could cost share with the county on this project.

Annual Road Tour

The board discussed the Annual Road Tour with Public Works Director.  The board set May 18, 2010 at 7:00 a.m. for their Annual Road Tour.

OLD/New Business

There were no new updates on:

  • ANI
  • Oak Island Petition
  • Red Lake Tribe
  • Team Building
  • Grand Theater

There were updates on:

  • Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council/Outdoor Heritage Fund- reviewed the 2011 Outdoor Heritage Fund Recommendation Appropriations.
  • County TV-discussed the Sjobergs agreement and will send letter.
  • Township Road Inventory- had meeting on April 5.

Recess

The meeting was called to recess at 12:00 p.m. and reconvened at 1:00 p.m. as follows:

PLANNING COMMISSION

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to close the regular meeting at 1:01 p.m. and open the Planning Commission. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

There will be a Lake of the Woods County Planning Commission hearing on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Room of the County Government Center in Baudette, Minnesota .  The Board will consider the following requests:

Rodney Thompson                  The West 99’ of the West 264’                       A Conditional Use Permit as

                                                of the East 792’ of the NE¼ SW¼ required by the Lake of the

                                                Section 6, T-163N, R-33W                             Woods County Zoning

                                                Parcel # 16.06.31.031 – (3 acres)       Ordinance, to allow a commercial

                                                                                                                        business consisting of a small engine repair shop in a Natural Environment District.

Aaron Novak                          The W 460.02’ of the N 458.02’,                   A Conditional Use Permit as

                                                less right-of-way, of the W½ NW¼               required by the Lake of the

                                                NE¼  of Section 17, T-163N, R-34W            Woods County Zoning

                                                PID’s – 14.17.12.021 & 14.17.12.022            Ordinance, to allow a commercial

                                                Also described as Tract A & B of    business consisting of a small

                                                Doc. 79-TT in the County Recorder’s            general store with an off sale

                                                Office.                                                             liquor store and future gas pumps in a Natural Environment District.

Aaron Novak- Conditional Use Permit

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund presented Aaron Novak’s application requesting a Conditional Use Permit to allow a commercial business consisting of a small general store with an off sale liquor store and future gas pumps in a Natural Environment District. Josh explained that he presented the request today for it was advertised and notices were sent to landowners with the present legal description, but the legal description has now changed so this Conditional Use Permit will have to be re-noticed and heard on May 11, 2010 Planning Commission.

Rodney Thompson- Conditional Use Permit

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund presented Rodney Thompson’s Conditional Use Permit to allow a commercial business consisting of a small engine repair shop in a Natural Environment District. No letters were received and no comments were heard from the floor.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to close the Planning Commission at 1:38 p.m. and open the regular meeting.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

LAND AND WATER PLANNING

Land and Water Planning Director met with the board requesting approval for the 2010 Natural Resource Block Grant Allocation for Subsurface Sewage Treatment System Program (SSTS).

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize the Chairman and the Land and Water Planning Director to sign the 2010 State of Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources Natural Resource Block Grant Agreement and the Program Allocation and Contribution Plans as it relates to the SSTS Program. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

County Attorney

Closed Session Pursuant Minn. Stat. § 13D.05, Subd.3 (b)

The following were present in closed session: Commissioners Patty Beckel, Todd Beckel, Moorman, Hanson and Arnesen, Interim County Attorney, Michelle Moren, County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid, Social Service Director, Nancy Wendler and Human Resource Director, Wade Johannesen.

Resolution was offered by Commissioner Todd Beckel to close the regular meeting at 2: 00 p.m. and the following resolution was moved for adoption:

RESOLUTION CLOSING BOARD MEETING

Resolution No. 10-04-02

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, the County Board has been threatened with litigation involving Mary Beth Dornheim; and

WHEREAS, Counsel for Mary Beth Dornheim has requested that the County enter into settlement discussions regarding the threatened litigation; and

WHEREAS, the County Board seeks to meet with its attorney, to obtain advice regarding the threatened litigation and settlement proposals set forth by legal counsel for Mary Beth Dornheim pursuant to Minn. Stat. §388.051; and

WHEREAS, it would be detrimental to the interests of the County for the 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 the County’s positions; and

WHEREAS, there is an absolute need for the 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 of Commissioners as follows:

  1. The County Board hereby closes this meeting 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 responding to the particularized litigation against the County, and any settlement proposals which may be made by or responded to by the County.  

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

Open Closed Session

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to close the closed session at 2:50 p.m. and reconvene the regular meeting.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

LAND ACQUISITION

The board discussed the Dean Bernard property with Interim County Attorney, Michelle Moren.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to have the County continue with the efforts to procure the Dean Bernard property. In order to address defects with the title to the property, the purchase agreement must be amended to reflect that all payments made, pursuant to the terms of the original purchase agreement, shall be made to an escrow account with First National Bank of Mahnomen, Minnesota, the first mortgage holder of said property. Payments shall be made from the county from the unallocated account. The purchase agreement shall also be amended to reflect that clear title to the subject real property will be obtained by Dean Bernard with the assistance of the County Attorney’s Office and/or First National Bank of Mahnomen and/or Mr. Bernard’s legal counsel, Delray Sparby. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

MIS

mIS Director, Brent Birkeland met with the board requesting approval to enter into Joint Powers Agreement with the State of Minnesota for I/Mobile System.

Resolution

COUNTY OF LAKE OF THE WOODS

RESOLUTION TO ENTER INTO A JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT WITH THE

 STATE OF MINNESOTA

 FOR I/MOBILE SYSTEM

Resolution No. 10-04-01

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

WHEREAS, Sheriff Dallas Block has appeared before the Lake of the  Woods County Board to discuss mobile data computing between the Lake of the Woods County Sheriff’s Department and the State of Minnesota; and

WHEREAS, the purpose of this agreement is for the State to provide Lake of the Woods County Sheriff’s Department with access to the State’s I/Mobile System; thru software purchased and installed by the county on county laptop computers mounted in the patrol vehicles; and

WHEREAS, the term of this agreement shall be for the 2010 year.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners hereby adopts this joint powers agreement and authorizes Chairman Arnesen to sign.

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

NORTH STAR MEETING

Chairman Arnesen updated the board on a meeting he attended at North Star with members of the community on the possibility of Wadena Technical School establishing a training center in Lake of the Woods County.

EXCUSED FROM MEETING

Commissioner Todd Beckel excused himself from the meeting at 3:25 p.m.

HUMAN RESOURCES

Human Resource Director, Wade Johannesen met with the board to renew his Human Resource Contract.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to enter into a Human Resource Contract with Wade Johannesen commencing April 24, 2010 and terminating October 22, 2010 as presented.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Committee Reports

There were no committee reports.

Correspondence:

Arrowhead Library System- annual dinner; MN Board of Water & Soil Resources ( NE Wetland Mitigation Inventory); Report from Office of the Legislative Auditor (natural resource lands); MASWCD Area Meeting Update; MN Board of Water & Soil Resources ( report on Clean Water Fund Activities)

Recess

With no further business before the board, Chairman Arnesen recessed the meeting at 3:40 p.m.

Attest:                                                                                                 Approved: April 27, 2010

____________________________                                                    ____________________________

John W. Hoscheid, County Auditor                                                   Edward Arnesen, Chairman of the Board

Commissioner Proceedings

April 27, 2010

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, in the Commissioners’ Room at the Government Center.

Call to Order

Vice- Chair Moorman 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, Todd Beckel, Hanson and Moorman.  Commissioner Arnesen was absent.   Also present were: Deputy Auditor Janet Rudd, Deputy Auditor Lorene Hanson, Penny Mio Hirst, John Oren , Bob Peterson, Marti Carlson,  Jeff Pelland, Bill Sindelir, Bruce Hasbargen and Wade Johannesen.

Approval of Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the agenda with the following additions:

Import Software for Manatron/Vanguard, Post Prom and Affirmative Action. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.  

Approval of Consent Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the consent agenda as follows: John W. Hoscheid, Darren Olson and Stacy Novak to Brainerd for Election Training on May 4-6; Brent Birkeland to Alexandria for MCCC Annual Conference on June 7-9; Stacy Novak to Alexandria for MCCC Annual Conference on June 7-10; Rita Krause to St. Cloud for Child Support Legal Training Meeting on May 13-14; Cassie Brune to St. Paul for GA/MSA classes on June 7-9; Dale Boretski and Wayne Bendickson on  May 25 – 27 to St. Cloud  for the 2010 MAAO Summer Seminar. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Approval of Minutes

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the minutes of April 6, 2010 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

Mower

Public Works Director, Bruce Hasbargen met with the board requesting approval to purchase a mower.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize the Public Works Director to purchase a mower in the amount up to $13,500 from Titan Machinery Inc. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Mar-Kit Sanitary Landfill

Public Works Director, Bruce Hasbargen met with the board and updated them on the Mar-Kit Sanitary Landfill. He informed the board that the tonnage was down by 3.8 percent in 2009; first decline in eighteen (18) years and the landfill has 40 years of space left.

Conference Room Use/Reservation Policy

Public Works Director, Bruce Hasbargen met with the board and requested approval for the Lake of the Woods County Conference Room Use/Reservation Policy.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the Lake of the Woods County Conference Room Use/Reservation Policy.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Informational

Public Works Director, Bruce Hasbargen met with the board and informed them that most of the State Aid sign replacement has been completed and updated them on current projects.

Public Works Director Resignation

Public Works Director, Bruce Hasbargen presented the board with his resignation as Public Works Director effective May 28, 2010 and thanked the board for serving Lake of the Woods County for more than ten (10) years.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to accept Public Works Director, Bruce Hasbargen resignation as the Public Works Director for Lake of the Woods County effective May 28, 2010.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Public Works Director Replacement

The board requested the Public Works Director, Bruce Hasbargen to contact District State Aid Engineer Lou Tasa to meet with them to discuss options for replacement of the Public Works Director position in a work session.

Filling Engineering Technician/Administrative Assistant

The board discussed the hiring of the Engineering Technician/Administrative Assistant with Public Works Director, Bruce Hasbargen.  After discussion with staff from the Public Works Department the board concurred to move forward with the filling of this position.

History of Solid Waste Administrative Fees

The board discussed the Solid Waste Administrative Fees that the Public Works Department charges the solid waste account for their administrative cost. Bruce explained that all work performed in the Public Works Department is done on cost accounting and has to be charged out accordingly.

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 9:55 a.m. and reconvened at 10:05 a.m.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Marc Bloomquist, District 2 Correction Officer Supervisor and Kristen Beckel, Probation Officer met with the board and presented the 2009 County Probation Costs. He also informed the board that the Sentence to Serve Program cost share for the county has increased and that the DWI court has funding until September 2011.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY(EDA)

The board discussed the meeting that some attended with HRDC.  HRDC can put together the EDA for the county, but the Tax Increment Financing would have to be done through someone else. HRDC will meet with the board at the May 25, 2010 board meeting to discuss the organization of the EDA.  The consensus of the board was to form an EDA.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

2007 Homeland Security Grant

Emergency Management Director, Holly House met with the board requesting approval for the extension of the 2007 Homeland Security Grant until June 30, 2010.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize Deputy Auditor, Lorene Hanson and Vice Chair Ken Moorman to sign the 2007 Homeland Security Grant Extension.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Federal Border Interoperability Demonstration Grant

Emergency Management Director, Holly House met with the board requesting approval for Border Interoperability Demonstration Grant.

Resolution

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

RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE FEDERAL BORDER INTEROPERABILITY DEMONSTRATION GRANT APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY THE NORTH EAST REGIONAL RADIO BOARD FOR IMPROVING RADIO INTEROPERABILITY WITHIN OUR BORDER COUNTIES AND ON OUR INTERNATIONAL BORDERS WITH CANADA

Resolution No. 10-04- 03

WHEREAS; there is a Public Safety need to provide radio communication interoperability within our border counties and along our county borders with Canada; and

WHEREAS; the Federal Government has made available a demonstration grant called the Border Interoperability Demonstration Grant Program (BIDP); and

WHEREAS; the BIDP grant will allow us to develop a means of communication interoperability between Minnesota and Canadian public safety agencies along our International Border, at our International Ports, and within our border Counties; and

WHEREAS; the Regional Radio Board has worked with the State of Minnesota Department of Public Safety, the Counties within its Regions and the jurisdictions within the Counties to complete a comprehensive application for this grant;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED; that the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners hereby supports this Grant application as needed and necessary for the Citizens of our Region and the Public Safety Agencies serving those citizens; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED; that the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners is committed, upon approval of this grant, to assist the Regional Radio Board with the management and implementation of this grant.

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

Mobile Home Park Evacuation Plans

Emergency Management Director, Holly House informed the board that the Department of Health requires evacuation plans for Mobile Home Parks.  Holly will draw up a plan and have it approved by Interim County Attorney, Michelle Moren.

RINKE NOONAN LAW FIRM

Attorney Kurt Deter, from Rinke Noonan Law Firm met with the board to update them on the recent drainage law changes, informed them on the process for recording county ditch systems and, other drainage issues.

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 11:28 a.m. and reconvened at 11:30 a.m. as follows:

COUNTY ATTORNEY

Interim County Attorney, Michelle Moren met with the board to discuss the agreement of resolving Mary Beth Dornheim’s employment relationship with the county.  The board reviewed the proposed Agreement and Resignation of Mary Beth Dornheim.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to amend the agenda with the addition of the Agreement and Resignation of Mary Beth Dornheim.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Resolution

RESOLUTION APPROVING AGREEMENT

Resolution No. 10-04-04

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

WHEREAS, the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners has reviewed the proposed Agreement and Resignation of Mary Beth Dornheim

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners, as follows:

  1. The Board hereby approves the Agreement and the terms set forth therein, and accepts the resignation of Mary Beth Dornheim, effective July 23, 2009.  
  2. The Board Chair and Clerk are hereby authorized to sign the Agreement on behalf of the County. 
  3. The County Attorney is authorized to have a copy of this Resolution and the Agreement mailed to Dornheim’s Representative and to take whatever steps are necessary to out the terms of the Agreement as set forth therein.  

The resolution for the adoption of the foregoing Resolution was duly seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and upon a vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor of the motion: Commissioners Patty Beckel, Todd Beckel, Moorman and Hanson, and the following voted against the motion: None.

Commissioner Arnesen was absent.

SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR

Claims

Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler met with the board requesting approval of claims:  

Motion

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

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants           $36,963.62

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants           $12,605.61

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

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler informed the board that Social Service Worker, Monique Arnesen had family matters that came up and will have to postpone the Child Abuse Prevention presentation.

Crisis Resource Center

Funding

The board discussed the request for funding from Tonja Reed representing the Crisis Resource Center with Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler and Social Services Supervisor, Amy Ballard. No board action was taken.

Cell Phones

Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler informed the board that the department has a few clients that are hearing impaired and can only communicate by text messaging.   Commissioner Hanson will look into the cost of text service.

Tom-Tom

Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler informed the board that she is looking into purchasing a Tom-Tom for her staff to use.

COURT ADMINISTRATOR

Court Administrator, Carol Clauson requested to see the board. She informed them that she will be retiring on May 28, 2010 and that she will not be physically replaced either in Koochiching County or Lake of the Woods County and that another Court Administrator in another county will take over her duties.

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 12:00 p.m. and reconvened at 1:00 p.m. as follows:

PLANNING COMMISSION

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board to present the Findings and Fact of the conditional use permit for Rodney Thompson.

Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners

Findings of Fact and Decision

Name of Applicant:  Rodney Thompson                                              Date:  April 27, 2010

Location/Legal Description:  The West 99’ of the West 264’ of the East 792’ of the NE1/4 SW1/4, Section 6, Township 163N, R. 33W.  Parcel # 16.06.31.031

Project Proposal:  To allow a commercial business consisting of a small engine repair shop in a Natural Environment District.

  1. Is the requested use consistent with maintaining the public health, safety, and welfare?

YES (X)  NO (  )

Why or why not?  The noise pollution will be kept to a minimum as work is to be conducted in an enclosed building which is located approximately 400 feet from the nearest residence.  A natural vegetative buffer exists which will minimize the visual pollution as viewed from 70th Street NW and neighboring properties, as the building is located approximately 400 feet from the street and closest residence.  Any used oil and gasoline will be stored and disposed of properly.

2. Is the requested use consistent with the goal of preventing and controlling water pollution, including sedimentation and nutrient loading?                                                  YES (X) NO (  )

Why or why not?  The proposed use will not generate water pollution as all containments will be stored and disposed of properly.

3. Will the requested use not adversely affect the site’s existing topography, drainage features, and vegetative cover?                                                                                                  YES (X)  NO (  )

Why or why not?  The proposed use will not adversely affect the existing topography, drainage features and vegetation cover as no new construction is proposed.

4. Is the requested use’s site location reasonable in relation to any floodplain and/or floodway of rivers or tributaries?                                                                                          YES (X)  NO (  )

Why or why not?  The proposed use is not located in a floodplain and/or floodway of Lake of the Woods.

5. 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 requested use?

                                                                                                                        YES (X)  NO (  ) 

Why or why not?  The proposed use will not disturb soil or existing vegetation as the proposed use will be conducted in an existing building.

6. Is the site in harmony with existing and proposed access roads?        

                                                                                                                        YES (X)  NO (  )

Why or why not?  The proposed use will utilize an existing driveway with no new access proposed off of 70th Street NW.

7. Is the requested use compatible with adjacent land uses?

                        YES (X)  NO (  ) 

Why or why not?  The proposed use will be located in a mixed Commercial/Residential area.  A resort is located north of the proposed location and the remainder is seasonal/permanent residential use.  The proposed use will keep noise pollution to a minimum as the repairs will be in an enclosed building and due to the natural vegetative buffer, visual pollution will be minimized.  As stated in question #1, the closest neighboring residence is approximately 400 feet.

8. Does the requested use have a reasonable need to be in a shoreland location?

                                                                                                                        YES (X)  NO (  ) 

Why or why not?  The proposed use is not located in the shoreland area of Lake of the Woods.

9. Is the amount of liquid waste to be generated reasonable and the proposed sewage disposal system adequate to accommodate such?                                                                            YES (X)  NO (  ) 

Why or why not?  The use will not generate sewage waste.  Any used oil or gasoline will be stored and disposed of properly.

10. Will the visibility of structures and other facilities as viewed from public waters comply with Section 901 of the Zoning Ordinance or Section 5.3 of the Rainy/Rapid Rivers Shoreland Ordinance?                                                                                                                                                      YES (X)  NO (  ) 

Why or why not?  The proposed use is not located in the shoreland area of Lake of the Woods and the visibility of the building in which the proposed use will be located in is minimized by a natural buffer as viewed from 70th Street NW and neighboring properties.

11. Is the site adequate for water supply and on-site sewage treatment systems?

                                                                                                                          YES (X)  NO (  ) 

Why or why not?  The proposed use is not dependant on an adequate water supply and a sewage treatment system however; adjacent properties have private wells and sewage treatment systems.

12. Are the affected public waters suited to and able to safely accommodate the types, uses, and numbers of watercraft that the use will generate?                                                 YES (X)  NO (  ) 

Why or why not?  The proposed use will not generate any watercraft.

If all answers to the Findings of Fact-Criteria are “Yes” 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:  The scope of granting this request is limited to items with small engines such as:  lawn mowers, weed eaters, chainsaws, snowblowers, snowmobiles, all terrain vehicles (3 and 4 wheelers) and the like.  The general appearance is to be kept neat and orderly.  The hours of operation shall be from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday and weekends.  One (1), four (4) foot by six (6) foot sign is allowed to be placed near the entrance outside of the right of way of 70th Street NW. 

Approved  (X)       Denied  (  )

                                                                                                ____________________________

                                                                                                            Ken Moorman

                                                                                                        Vice Chair, County Board

This is in accordance with Section 1104 of the Lake of the Woods Zoning Ordinance or Section 3.4 of the Rainy/Rapid Rivers Shoreland Ordinance.

Josh recommended approving the Conditional Use permit to Rodney Thompson.

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to accept the findings and fact as presented and approve the Conditional Use Permit for Rodney Thompson.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

MIS DIRECTOR

IBM Websphere Software

MIS Director, Brent Birkeland met with the board requesting approval to purchase IBM Websphere software in the amount of $3,918 plus tax.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the purchase of IBM Websphere software from TriMin Systems in the amount of $3,918 plus tax with the funding from the MIS budget.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

COUNTY AUDITOR

Claims

Deputy Auditor, Lorene Hanson met with the board for approval of claims:

Motion

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

                                                Revenue                               $       36,560.10    

                                                Road & Bridge                     $       15,960.33

                                                Co. Development                 $            200.00 

                                                Solid Waste                          $         4,862.23

                                                                                             $       57,582.66 

       WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

WARRANTS APPROVED ON  4/27/2010 FOR PAYMENT  4/30/2010

       AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME                                                                  AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME

        2500.00 BAUDETTE LOW CHAMBER OF COMMER                            747.90 BAUDETTE REGION

        1800.00 BELTRAMI COUNTY AUDITOR-TREASU                                600.00 BLUE MAXX RECYCLING

        1748.42 BRAD’S PLUMBING & HEATING, INC                                    1777.78 TERRY BROWN

          342.99 CANON FINANCIAL SERVICES INC                                      3578.78 CENEX CO-OP SERVICES, INC.

        2169.10 COLLABORATIVE DESIGN GROUP INC                                 588.06 COUNTRY INN & SUITES – SHOREVI

          984.95 CUSTOM AUTOBODY AND REPAIR                                     5543.31 DELL MARKETING, LP

          376.73 FRONTIER PRECISION INC                                                     769.55 RICHARD GOODERUM

          723.65 GRAINGER, INC                                                                      2000.00 LEE HANCOCK

          497.90 HILLYARD INC HUTCHINSON                                                 722.68 HOLTE IMPLEMENT, INC

          782.17 LAKEWOOD HEALTH CENTER                                               486.00 ROBERT LAPOS

          673.37 LAWSON PRODUCTS, INC.                                                     575.00 PAT LECLAIRE ELECTRIC (DBA)

          472.74 LOCATORS SUPPLIES INC                                                      557.47 LOW FOODS

          740.11 M-R SIGN CO, INC                                                                    639.42 MINNESOTA UI

          475.41 MN COUNTIES COMPUTER CO-OP                                       375.00 MN OFFICE OF ENTERPRISE TECHNO

          917.63 KENNETH MOORMAN                                                            5427.00 LAW MOREN

          886.60 MSOP-MN SEX OFFENDER PRGRM-462                               326.88 NOBLE RADIO SHACK

          308.96 NOBLE THRIFTY WHITE                                                        1105.00 NORTH EAST TECHNICAL SERVICE,I

          416.68 OFFICE DEPOT                                                                         473.50 RODERICK RONE JR

        2028.60 ROSEAU COUNTY COOPERATIVE ASSN                              571.18 GEORGE SWENTIK

        1187.00 TAMMY’S SIGNS                                                                        500.00 US POSTAL SERVICE(CMRS-FP)

        1225.40 WEST GROUP                                                                         3982.77 WOODY’S SERVICE

42 PAYMENTS LESS THAN  $300       4,976.97

****                  FINAL TOTAL…….     $57,582.66  ****

Further moved to authorize the payment of the following auditor warrants:

                                                   April 7,   2010      $  230,153.99

                                                   April 7,   2010      $    47,023.87          

                                                   April 13  2010      $      7,637.88

                                                   April 20, 2010      $     19,195.76

                                                   April 23, 2010      $     61,843.04

The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the vote carried as follows:  Voting for: Commissioner’s Moorman, Patty Beckel and Hanson. Voting against: Commissioner Todd Beckel.

ASSESSOR

County Assessor, Wayne Bendickson met with the board and requested authorization to purchase a PC license which will import information from the Manatron program to the Assessors Vanguard program.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize County Assessor, Wayne Bendickson to purchase a PC license in the amount of $2,350 from the Assessors budget.  Motion was seconded by Commissioners Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

COUNTY AUDITOR

Lost Warrants

Deputy Auditor, Lorene Hanson met with the board requesting authorization to issue lost warrants for the City of Baudette, Nyla O’Connell and Central Pension Fund.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the applications and affidavits for lost warrants for the following:

  • City of Baudette in the amount of     $ 2,195.17
  • Nyla O’Connell in the amount of        $    622.64
  • Central Pension Plan                           $ 1,667.20

without furnishing indemnifying bonds.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Affirmative Action Program

Deputy Auditor, Lorene Hanson met with the board requesting approval for the Affirmative Action Programs for Minorities, Women and Disabled Individuals.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the Affirmative Action Programs for Minorities, Women and Disabled Individuals effective May 1, 2010 and to authorize Vice Chair, Ken Moorman to sign the same.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Oak Harbor Liquor License

Deputy Auditor, Lorene Hanson requested approval for Oak Harbor Seasonal Liquor License.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the following Seasonal On- Sale and Sunday Intoxicating Liquor License according to MN Statute 340A.404 Subd.6 (b) (date specified by the board April 15 to 10-15 each year) for JJN Ventures, LLC DBA Oak Harbor Golf Course effective May 1, 2010 to October 15, 2010.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Gambling Premise Permits

Deputy Auditor, Lorene Hanson met with the board requesting approval for Gambling Premise Permits for the Baudette Area Arena and the VFW Post of Warroad.

Resolution

The following Resolution was offered by Commissioner Todd Beckel and moved for adoption:

A Resolution Approving a Lease for Lawful Gambling Activity and Premise Permits Application

Resolution No.10-04-05

WHEREAS, the Baudette Area Arena of Baudette has submitted a lease for lawful gambling activity and a premise permits application for Minnesota Lawful Gambling to be conducted at the following establishments, which are all located in Lake of the Woods County:

  • Zippel Bay Resort, 6080 39th St NW, unorganized township of Zippel;
  • Wigwam Resort, 2714 Wigwam Loop NW, unorganized township of Wheeler;
  • Cyrus Resort, 3298 Cyrus Rd NW, unorganized township of Wheeler;
  • Ballard’s Resort, 3314 Bur Oak Rd NW, unorganized township of Wheeler;
  • Randall’s Resort, 3314 Bur Oak Rd NW, unorganized township of Wheeler,
  • Adrian’s Resort, 3362 Red Oak Rd NW, unorganized township of Wheeler;
  • Borderview Resort, 3409 St Hwy 172 NW, unorganized township of Wheeler;
  • Ken-Mar-Ke Resort, 3147 Ken-Mar-Ke Dr NW, unorganized township of Wheeler;
  • Morris Point Resort,3812 42nd Ave NW, unorganized township of Wheeler;
  • Schuster’s Resort, 3140 State Hwy 172 NW, unorganized township of Wheeler;
  • Rosalie’s Restaurant and Lounge,1229 Main W, within the City of Baudette;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners hereby approves said applications for submission to the Minnesota Gambling Control Board.

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

Resolution

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

A Resolution Approving a Lease for Lawful Gambling Activity and Premises Permit

Application:

Resolution No. 10-04-06

WHEREAS, the Warroad VFW Post 4930 has submitted a premises permit application for Minnesota lawful gambling and a lease for lawful gambling activity to be conducted at the establishment known as Sportsman’s of Oak located in the unorganized township of Angle at 1 Bobby’s Bay, Oak Island, MN in Lake of the Woods County.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners hereby approve said application for submission to the Minnesota Gambling Control Board.

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

Sponsorship of Snowmobile Trails

Deputy Auditor, Lorene Hanson met with the board requesting approval for Sponsorship of snowmobile assistance programs.

Resolution

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

Resolution No. 10-04-07

Sponsorship of Snowmobile Trails Assistance Program

BE IT RESOLVED, that Lake of the Woods County will act as the legal sponsor for an application for funding to the State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resource for Big Traverse maintenance of snowmobile trail managed by Lake of the Woods Drifters.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that upon approval of its application by the state, the Lake of the Woods County may enter into an agreement with the State of Minnesota for the above referenced project and that it will comply with all applicable laws and regulations as stated in the agreement.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that County Auditor , John W. Hoscheid is hereby authorized to serve as the fiscal agent for the above referenced project.

Resolution was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

Resolution

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

Resolution No. 10-04-08

Sponsorship of Snowmobile Trails Assistance Program

BE IT RESOLVED, that Lake of the Woods County will act as the legal sponsor for an application for funding to the State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resource for NW Angle Islands maintenance of snowmobile trails managed by Northwest Angle Edge Riders Club.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that upon approval of its application by the state, the Lake of the Woods County may enter into an agreement with the State of Minnesota for the above referenced project and that it will comply with all applicable laws and regulations as stated in the agreement.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that County Auditor , John W. Hoscheid is hereby authorized to serve as the fiscal agent for the above referenced project.

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

Resolution

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

Resolution No. 10-04-09

Sponsorship of Snowmobile Trails Assistance Program

BE IT RESOLVED, that Lake of the Woods County will act as the legal sponsor for an application for funding to the State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resource for Border Trails maintenance of snowmobile trails managed by Border Trails.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that upon approval of its application by the state, the Lake of the Woods County may enter into an agreement with the State of Minnesota for the above referenced project and that it will comply with all applicable laws and regulations as stated in the agreement.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that County Auditor , John W. Hoscheid is hereby authorized to serve as the fiscal agent for the above referenced project.

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

COUNTY ROAD #33

Right of Ways

Gary Moeller and Gregg Hennum met with the board to discuss use and maintenance of right of way on County road #33.  The board informed them that they are allowed to use the right of way but that they are also responsible for the repair of damages to the right of way subject to County approval and satisfaction.  The board requested that Public Works Director, Bruce Hasbargen, write a letter to the landowners along said right of way explaining how right of way works, and that the County would oversee the maintenance of the right of way.

Speed Issues on County Road #33

Gary Moeller and Gregg Hennum discussed the concerns of the speed limit on County Road #33 and requested that the speed be lowered and speed bumps applied. The board will take a look at County Road #33 on its annual road tour.

COUNTY TREASURER

County Treasurer, Mark Hall met with the board requesting approval for the designation of an additional official depository of county funds for the year 2010.

Resolution

County Treasurer-Official Depositories

County Treasurer, Mark Hall met with the board requesting approval for the designation of an additional official depository of county funds for the year 2010.

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

Resolution  

Establishing Additional Official Depository

Resolution     2010 – 04 – 10

WHEREAS, Minnesota Statute 118A.02 requires the governing body of each government entity to designate one or more financial institutions as a depository for its public funds;

WHEREAS, Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners would like to designate an additional official depository of county funds;

BE IT RESOLVED, that Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners hereby designates the First National Bank in Mahnomen, Mahnomen, MN as an official depository of county funds for the year 2010 beginning April 1, 2010.

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

COUNTY SHERIFF

Cameras

County Sheriff, Dallas Block met with the board, per their request, to discuss the placement of cameras in squads.  Dallas stated that he will look into grants that are available through the Department of Public Safety and/or the Stone Garden Grant.

LINE WORKERS SCHOOL

The board placed the Line Workers School discussion on a near future work session.

WORK SESSION

The board set a work session for May 10, 2010 at 7:00 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Room to discuss varies topics that the board is working on .

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 2:24 p.m. and reconvened at 2:36 p.m. as follows:

CITY OF BAUDETTE’S MAYOR

Revolving Loan Grant

City of Baudette Mayor, Rick Rone met with the board to inform them that the City has applied for a Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program and if successful the money would be used for a Revolving Loan fund for the City of Baudette residents’ use.

Bike Path

Rick informed the county board that the City of Baudette is willing to help with the cost of the bike path.

Meeting with Baudette City Council

Rick requested that the county board look into a date to meet with the City Council to discuss the Joint Powers Agreement that Lake of the Woods County and the City of Baudette have with Lake of the Woods Area Tourism Bureau.

COUNTY AUDITOR

Permit Zone 101

Deputy Auditor, Lorene Hanson presented a resolution of support from Roseau County Commissioners requesting that Lake of the Woods County supports a resolution regarding transitioning Permit Zone 101, which was created in 2007 by the DNR as a Bovine TB disease management zone, into a pilot project for white-tail deer habitat improvement with a goal to develop a strong partnership between public and private land ownerships. Vice-Chair Ken Moorman will see if one the Commissioners from Roseau County can meet with them for further details.

Classification Change

Deputy Auditor, Lorene Hanson presented an application for a classification change for Lawrence J. Theis from seasonal to homestead due to clerical error.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the classification change for Lawrence J. Theis due to clerical error.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

REQUEST OF INFORMATION

The board reviewed the following information:

  • Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds
  • Bonding for Bike Trails
  • Remounumentation Budget ( boundary commission)
  • LaValla landfill budget

OLD/New Business

There was no new update on:

  • ANI
  • Oak Island Petition
  • Red Lake Tribe
  • Grand Theater
  • Township Road Inventory

There were updates on:

  • Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council/Outdoor Heritage Fund; Information meeting on Parks and Trails on May 11, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Lake of the Woods School
  • Land Acquistion; working on survey.
  • County TV; waiting on letter from  Sjobergs
  • Team Building; Vice Chair Ken Moorman will talk with Extension Educator Jody Horntvedt to meet with the board

Committee Reports

There were no committee reports.

Correspondence:

Marshall County Resolution; Positively Minnesota (Small Cities Development Program Grant awarded for rehabilitation within the City of Baudette and Williams).

Recess

With no further business before the board, Vice Chair Ken Moorman recessed the meeting at 3:33 p.m.

Attest:                                                                                                 Approved: May 11, 2010

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Janet E. Rudd, Deputy Auditor                                                         Ken Moorman, Vice Chair of the Board