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COUNTY BOARD

April, 2008

Commissioner Proceedings

April 8, 2008

The Lake of the Woods County Board met in regular session on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, in the Commissioners’ Room in the Lake of the Woods County Government Center with the following members present:  Commissioners Bredeson, Patty Beckel, Todd Beckel, Arnesen and Moorman.  Also present were: County Auditor John W. Hoscheid, Deputy Auditor Janet Rudd and John Oren. Chairman Bredeson called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the agenda with the following additions:  Hitesman & Associate, P.A., Cormorants, Light Detection and Ranging(LIDAR), Board of Equalization set for June 17, 2008 at 10:00 a.m., correspondence: Testimony in support of H.F. 4177, and remove County Recorder from agenda. Seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the consent agenda as follows:

Travel for Holly House to St. Paul on May 4-9 for L449 Incident Command System (ICS) Train the Trainer course; Becky Dornheim, Sue Johnson, Sandy Haman and Phil Johnson to Grand Rapids for Motivational Interviewing on July 22 & 23, Becky Dornheim and Sue Johnson to St. Cloud on Aril 9-10 for mandatory training on Medicaid Documentation (Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler requested this be removed from the consent agenda for the training was cancelled).  Seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the minutes of March 25, 2008.  Seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

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

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

Commissioners’ Warrants       $ 26,912.38

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

Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler requested approval of the following contracts:  1) MeritCare Thief River Falls/Northwest Medical Center – Physicians’ Assistant Mental Health Services

Partners in Community Supports; 2) Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) – Disabled individual eligible for waivered services; 3) Lutheran Social Services and Home Delivered Meals – Waiver programs.

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve the contract between MeritCare Thief River Falls/Northwest Medical Center (MCNW) and Lake of the Woods County Social Services for 2008 for the provision of onsite mental health physician’s assistant services and to authorize Chairman Bredeson and Lake of the Woods County Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler, to sign same.  Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the contract between Partners in Community Supports, Inc. (PICS) and Lake of the Woods County Social Services for 2008, for the provision of Consumer Directed Community Supports (CSCS) through home and community-based waivered services programs, and to authorize Chairman Bredeson and Lake of the Woods County Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler, to sign same.  Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried. 

Motion was made by Commissioner Arensen to approve the contract between Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota and Lake of the Woods County Social Services for 2008 for the provision of home delivered meals for AC/EW/CADI/TBI and to authorize Chairman Bredeson and Lake of the Woods County Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler, to sign same. Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried. 

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

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

                                                Revenue          $  42,435.21

                                                Road & Bridge $ 15,607.65

                                                Solid Waste       $ 11,307.78              

                                                                          $75,835.99

                                                                WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

WARRANTS APPROVED ON  4/08/2008 FOR PAYMENT  4/11/2008

       AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME                                                 AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME

          415.30 AMERI PRIDE LINEN & APPAREL SE                   2759.69 ANDY’S GARAGE, INC.

          606.21 AUTO VALUE                                                          8200.00 AVTEX

          341.78 CANON FINANCIAL SERVICES                              4346.29 CO-OP SERVICES, INC.

        1549.58 CPS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS                              750.00 DR DAYER

          663.92 GLOBALSTAR LLC                                                    582.61 GRAINGER, INC

          525.00 KIT HASBARGEN                                                    2242.50 PAUL HILDEBRANDT

          574.41 HOLTE IMPLEMENT, INC                                        512.62 HOLLACE HOUSE

        3258.44 HOWARD’S OIL COMPANY                                      363.09 HSBC BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

          494.50 K-LOG, INC                                                                328.15 LAKE OF THE WOODS FOODS

          450.00 LAKEWOOD HEALTH CENTER                               725.00 PAT LECLAIRE ELECTRIC (DBA)

        3288.24 LOW HIGHWAY DEPT                                            1260.00 MIDWEST MONITORING & SURVEILLA

        4406.16 MN COUNTIES COMPUTER CO-OP                          742.13 JEROME MOLINE

        1583.07 KENNETH MOORMAN                                            5308.05 LAW MOREN

          328.34 DAVY NESMOE                                                         324.92 PITNEY BOWES INC.

          334.53 POWERPLAN                                                            1853.08 PRO MAC MANUFACTURING LTD

        1656.16 R & Q TRUCKING, INC                                              499.40 REED’S SPORTING GOODS

        4000.00 RESERVE ACCOUNT                                               2935.41 RINKE-NOONAN

        1750.00 SJOBERG’S INC                                                        2640.00 VOYAGEURS COMTRONICS, INC

        1130.36 JAMES WALTON                                                     2573.43 WIDSETH SMITH NOLTING&ASST INC

        3416.18 WOODY’S SERVICE

43 PAYMENTS LESS THAN  $300       6,117.44

FINAL TOTAL     $75,835.99

Further moved to authorize the payment of auditor’s warrants as follows:

                                                March 25, 2008           $           38,646.65

                                                March 25, 2008           $           52,552.80

                                                April 6, 2008               $                458.20

                                                April 6, 2008               $           45,395.15

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

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid requested approval for a Seasonal On-Sale License/Sunday Liquor License for Baudette Recreation Inc. (Oak Harbor Golf Course) and approval to sign a renewal of consumption and display permit for Ships Wheel Resort.

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the On-Sale Seasonal Intoxicating Liquor License for Baudette Recreational Inc. (Oak Harbor Golf Course) effective April 15, 2008, to October 15, 2008, contingent upon the approval from the County Sheriff and County Attorney.  Seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid to sign the 2008 renewal of consumption and display permit for Ship’s Wheel Resort.  Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid presented the 2008 bus order for FAR North Public Transit and requested a resolution for purchase.

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

Resolution No. 08-04-01

FAR North Public Transit Bus Purchase

WHEREAS, Lake of the Woods County operates a transit system; and

WHEREAS,  Lake of the Woods County desires to purchase, through the State of Minnesota Cooperative Procurement Process, a vehicle to be used in the transit system, and

WHEREAS, The vehicle cost is allocated 20% local share and 80% State/Federal share; and

WHEREAS, The FAR North Public Transit staff have reviewed the vehicle options offered by approved multiple contracting vendors; and

WHEREAS, The staff recommends purchasing a vehicle from Hoglund Bus and Truck Company for the reason of cost, dependability and serviceability; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Lake of the Woods County Board hereby authorizes the purchase of a new transit bus from Grande American Bus Sales in the approximate amount of $59,098.00.

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

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board requesting authorization to meet with Hitesman & Associates, P.A. to discuss health insurance options.

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve County Auditor to have an initial meeting with Hitesman & Associate, P.A. to discuss health insurance options.  Seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

MIS/GIS Director, Brent Birkeland met with the board requesting approval on the Information Technology Procurement Standard (ITPS) and to update the board on the Manatron tax system.

Motion by Commissioner Arnesen to approve the Lake of the Woods County Information Technology Procurement Standards dated April 8, 2008. Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same put to a vote, was duly carried.

MIS/GIS Director, Brent Birkeland informed the board that MCCC requested him to serve as an alternate for the Manatron Project Steering committee.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize MIS/GIS Director, Brent Birkeland to serve on the Manatron Project Steering committee for MCCC.  Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Harold Clark met with the board to discuss concerns of his adjoining property owner and to encourage the county to reconsider a Nuisance Ordinance. The board will take this under advisement.

Assistant Public Works Director, Bill Sindelir met with the board to set the annual road tour date.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to set May 20, 2008, at 7:30 a.m. as the date and time for the Lake of the Woods County annual road tour.  Seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

The meeting was called to recess at 9:45 a.m. and reconvened at 9:55 a.m. as follows:

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board and discussed the possibility of streamlining the process of committee appointments to the Agricultural Advisory Committee, which would consist of placing an ad in the papers explaining what the committee would do. The board concurred with the plan. Josh also discussed the Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) equipment that is used for remote sensing to collect topographic data which could benefit the county in various ways.

Commissioner Todd Beckel reported back to the board that he spoke with Representative Anzelc on H.F. No. 3691 Rainy/Lake of the Woods Watershed Management Plan that did not include a local representation of appointment to the task force.  Representative Anzelc stated that he would add a local representative to the appointment list.

Chairman Bredeson shared a memo from the City of Baudette requesting that the county assist in preparation of deeds for the City lots.  The consensus of the board was if Interim County Attorney, Michelle Moren felt she had time that it would be all right with them.

Chairman Bredeson reported that Judy Gubbles sent a letter in regards to the Clementson property boundary issues and that some of the owners prefer to appoint a boundary commission, some to resolve this issue with a quit claim deed and some preferred to do nothing. The board will check with County Attorney, Michelle Moren to see what process that the county should do to take care of this issue.

The board discussed the following topics:  Cormorant issue, tower lease, and trails in Beltrami Forest still being treated as limited use.

Correspondence was acknowledged from: Northern Counties Land Use Coordinating Board, Minnesota Red River Valley Development Association and the 2007 annual report from Lake of the Woods Children & Families Collaborative.

The meeting was called to recess at 10:54 a.m. and reconvened at 11:00 a.m. as follows:

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to close the regular meeting at 11:00 a.m. and open the planning commission as advertised.  Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board requesting approval of the initial Plat of Sportsman’s Lodge Bur Oak Villas.

Gregg Hennum                    Lots 1-4, Lot 6, the N 35’ of Lot        A Public Hearing as required

Sportsman’s Lodge              5 and Lot 7, less the N 33’, all             by the Lake of the Woods

Bur Oak Villas                     of Riverview Plat and that part of       County Zoning Ordinance and

                                             the public roadway lying between       the Rainy/Rapid Rivers Shore-

                                             the N line of Lot 12, Block 1 of           land Management Ordinance Brink’s 1st Subdivision  and the S                         to consider the initial plat of line of Lot 1 of Riverview Plat that                               Sportsman’s Lodge Bur Oak

                                             lies easterly of the southwesterly         Villas.

                                             extension of the westerly line of         

                                             Lots 1-12 of Riverview Plat, except   

                                             the S 20’ all located in Govt. Lot 5    

                                             of Section 24, T-162N, R-32W.         

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the initial Plat of Sportsman’s Lodge Bur Oak Villas Lots 1-4, Lot 6, the N 35’ of Lot 5 and 7, less the N 33’, all of Riverview Plat and that part of the public roadway lying between the N line of Lot 12, Block 1 of Brink’s 1st Subdivision and the S Lot 1 of Riverview Plat that lies easterly of the southwesterly extension of the westerly line of Lots 1-12 of Riverview Plat, except the S 20’ all located in Govt. Lot 5 of Section 24,-T-162N, R-32W with the conditions set forth by the subcommittee as identified and by the Planning Commission which, is on file in the office of the Land and Water Planning Office.  Seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried with Commissioner Patty Beckel abstaining from voting.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to close the Planning Commission at 12:20 and reopen the regular meeting.  Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Interim County Attorney, Michelle Moren met with the board to discuss the draft letter on the proposal of closing certain rural county courts.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize all County Commissioners to sign the letter to Governor Pawlenty with the concerns of the possible closures of certain rural county courts.  Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

With no further business before the board, Chairman Bredeson called the meeting to recess at 12:36 p.m.

Attest:                                                                         Approved:       April 22, 2008

____________________________                            _____________________________

John W. Hoscheid, County Auditor                           Kim Bredeson, Chairman

Commissioner Proceedings

April 22, 2008

The Lake of the Woods County Board met in regular session on Tuesday, April 22, 2008, in the Commissioners’ Room in the Lake of the Woods County Government Center with the following members present:  Commissioners Bredeson, Patty Beckel, Todd Beckel, and Moorman. Commissioner Arnesen was absent.  Also present were: County Auditor John W. Hoscheid, Deputy Auditor Janet Rudd, Penny Mio Hirst and John Oren. Chairman Bredeson called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the agenda with the following additions:  Regional Radio Board, County Television, and Travel for Rita Krause on May 1-2, 2008 to St. Cloud for Child Support Workshop and remove Highway from the agenda. Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the consent agenda as follows:

Travel for John W. Hoscheid and Darren Olson to St. Cloud on June 10-11 for election training; Bruce Hasbargen to Park Rapids on May 14-15 for Spring Screening Board meeting; Bruce Hasbargen to Bloomington on June 17-20 for MN County Engineers Association Summer Conference; Brent Birkeland to Arden Hills on May 14-15 for MN GIS/LIS Consortium Workshop; Brent Birkeland  and Dale Boretski to Alexandria on June 2-6 for MCCC Annual Conference Association Summer Conference and Rita Krause to St. Cloud on May 1-2, 2008 for Child Support Workshop. Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the minutes of April 8, 2008.  Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board requesting approval of the initial Plat of Sportsman’s Lodge Bur Oak Villas.

Gregg Hennum                    Lots 1-4, Lot 6, the N 35’ of Lot        A Public Hearing as required

Sportsman’s Lodge              5 and Lot 7, less the N 33’, all             by the Lake of the Woods

Bur Oak Villas                     of Riverview Plat and that part of       County Zoning Ordinance and

                                             the public roadway lying between       the Rainy/Rapid Rivers Shore-

                                             the N line of Lot 12, Block 1 of           land Management Ordinance Brink’s 1st Subdivision  and the S                         to consider the initial plat of line of Lot 1 of Riverview Plat that                               Sportsman’s Lodge Bur Oak

                                             lies easterly of the southwesterly         Villas.

                                             extension of the westerly line of         

                                             Lots 1-12 of Riverview Plat, except   

                                             the S 20’ all located in Govt. Lot 5    

                                             of Section 24, T-162N, R-32W.         

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the initial Plat of Sportsman’s Lodge Bur Oak Villas Lots 1-4, Lot 6, the N 35’ of Lot 5 and 7, less the N 33’, all of Riverview Plat and that part of the public roadway lying between the N line of Lot 12, Block 1 of Brink’s 1st Subdivision and the S Lot 1 of Riverview Plat that lies easterly of the southwesterly extension of the westerly line of Lots 1-12 of Riverview Plat, except the S 20’ all located in Govt. Lot 5 of Section 24,-T-162N, R-32W with the conditions set forth by the Subcommittee and Planning Commission. These conditions are on file in the office of the Land and Water Planning Office.  Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried with Commissioner Patty Beckel abstaining from voting.

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board and presented a power point   on the International Water Institute Basin Mapping Initiative project which will cover the entire US Portion of the Red River Basin and will collect and disseminate high accuracy digital elevation data using Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology.  Josh informed the board that the county could have the LiDAR project done for the entire county in the amount of $192,000 and a decision would have to be made by May 20 of this year.  The project would begin this fall, however the billing would come late 2008 or early 2009 budget cycle.  The consensus of the board was that they supported the project but the county would need other partners to share the cost of such a project.

Social Services Financial Officer, Christine Hultman, met with the board requesting approval of claims.

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

Commissioners’ Warrants       $ 11,366.73

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

Chief Deputy Sheriff, Jim Walton met with the board requesting approval for the 2008 Boat and Water Safety Grant.

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

A Resolution Authorizing the Annual Boat and Water Safety Grant

Resolution 08-04-02

WHEREAS, under the provisions of M.S.86B.105, the Sheriff of each county is required to carry out the provisions of Chapter 86B, and the boat and water safety rules promulgated by the Commissioner.

WHEREAS, M.S. Section 86b.701 and the MN Rules provided for the allocation of funds by the Commissioner to assist in the funding of the Sheriff’s duties.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Chairman, Auditor and Sheriff are hereby authorized to execute the annual county boat and water safety agreement, for the period of January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009 in the amount of $5,121.00.

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

Interim County Attorney, Michelle Moren and Lee Hancock met with the board to discuss the petition for a cartway from Lee.  Michelle informed the board that Lee would be responsible for all costs, that it would require a bond to be posted up front, all publications, personal services, posting etc. and that this cartway would become a public road. The board tabled this until later in the day to be able to determine the cost of the bond.

The closed sessions were cancelled. 

Minnesota Pollution Control Rainy River Basin Coordinator, Nolan Baratono met with the board and updated them on the Impaired Waters in Lake of the Woods County.  Nolan informed the board that the study for the Baudette River and the Williams Creek will start as soon as possible in 2008 and Lake of the Woods study was to begin in 2010.

Commissioner Todd Beckel updated the board on the Regional Radio Board. He explained that 911 funds cannot be used for this, and that Draft Budget III shows Lake of the Woods County’s contribution to be $2,240.51.  No action was taken for this was not the final budget.

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board requesting approval of forgiving a Rehabilitation Loan of Irvin McCall.  The board requested a listing of outstanding Housing Rehabilitation Notes and was moved to later in the day.

Interim County Attorney, Michelle Moren met with the board and discussed a letter she received from IHLE & Sparby, P.A. in regards to Judicial Ditch No. 36/Roadway. Michelle also distributed a Power Point of the Minnesota Judicial Branch FY-08-09 Budget.

Commissioner Moorman informed the board that there will be meetings on the Tuberculosis Bovine in Roseau on April 24, 2008, at the City Center and on Friday on April 25, 2008, at the Ranch House in Baudette.

The meeting was called to recess at 11:48 a.m. to have lunch at the Brink Center for Senior Dining Month.  The meeting reconvened at 1:00 p.m. as follows:

GIZIIBBI-RC&D Chairman, George Swentik gave an update on his business trip to Washington D.C. and discussed the Northern Excellence Seed Plant’s Bio-mass gasification plant.

Northern Excellence Seed Plant Manager Brent Benike, Chairman Steve Helmstetter and Mike Sparby from the Agriculture Utilization Research Institute met with the board to discuss the Bio-mass gasification plant and the need to build a 30X40 building for equipment.  Northern Excellence requested $30,000 to help with the construction of the building.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to contribute $30,000 from the Economic Development Fund in fiscal year 2008 to the Northern Excellence Seed Plant for construction of a 30X40 building for the Bio-mass gasification project. Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

The meeting was called to recess at 2:45 p.m. and reconvened at 3:00 p.m. as follows:

County Recorder, Susan Ney met with the board requesting approval to participate in the MACO marriage database.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve Lake of the Woods County’s participation in the MACO Marriage database with the funds for the Recorder’s Technology Fund and authorize Susan Ney, Local Registrar, to sign the Statement of Commitment for the same.  Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

MIS/GIS Director, Brent Birkeland met with the board to discuss the existing Optical Disk Drive with an Optical Disk Jukebox.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the purchase of an Optical Disk Jukebox and optical disks not to exceed $4,200 with funds being taken from the Recorder’s Enhancement Fund.  Said purchase also includes maintenance and support in the amount of $999/year.  Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Interim County Attorney, Michelle Moren and Lee Hancock met with the board to continue discussion of the proposed cartway.  After discussion, Lee Hancock withdrew his petition dated March 28, 2008 and will re-consider another cartway petition in two weeks if other avenues do not work out.

Human Resources Director, Wade Johannesen informed the board that County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid recommended restructuring of the maintenance department. Wade informed the board that he would take on the duties of the Maintenance Department Head.  The board requested Interim County Attorney, Michelle Moren’s legal opinion.  She stated that it did not matter to her, but requested the county check with Minnesota Counties Insurance Trust (MCIT) to get their opinion. County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid will check with MCIT and report back to the board on May 13, 2008 meeting.

Human Resources Director, Wade Johannesen met with the board to discuss an Insurance meeting as a Committee of the Whole with Hitesman & Associates, P.A. on May 9, 2008 with the time to be determined.

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

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

                                                Revenue            $  28,147.59

                                                Road & Bridge $   10,812.95

                                                County Dev.     $       471.30

                                                Forfeited Tax    $           2.40

                                                Solid Waste       $    6,081.68

                                                                          $  45,515.92

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

WARRANTS APPROVED ON  4/22/2008 FOR PAYMENT  4/24/2008

       AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME                                                    AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME

        3836.33 ED ARNESEN                                                             950.00 BAUDETTE BUILDERS, INC

          600.68 BAUDETTE REGION                                               1286.88 BEN MEADOWS COMPANY, INC.

        3637.75 BORDER STATE BANK                                             320.08 BUSINESS & LEGAL REPORTS

        2069.38 CO-OP SERVICES, INC.                                             561.60 CONSTRUCTION BULLETIN

      11408.00 DHS – MOOSE LAKE CODE 462                               629.70 GCR TIRE CENTER

        3235.00 GM CONSTRUCTION INC                                       1140.00 PAUL HILDEBRANDT

        1471.00 HOLEN ELECTRIC                                                     501.72 HOLIDAY INN – DULUTH

        4635.03 LAKES GAS CO.                                                         471.30 STEVE LECLAIRE

        1502.40 LOW COUNTY TREASURER                                     889.66 LOW SOIL & WATER CONS. DIST.

          496.24 MN COUNTIES COMPUTER CO-OP                          379.35 MN OFFICE OF ENTERPRISE TECHNO

          378.37 JEROME MOLINE                                                      352.52 QUALITY PRINTING

          996.59 RODERICK RONE JR

35 PAYMENTS LESS THAN $300       3,766.34

TOTAL    $45,515.92

Further moved to authorize the payment of auditor’s warrants as follows:

                                                April 8, 2008               $           64,511.70

                                                April 10,2008              $                800.50

                                                April 10,2008              $          47,209.80

                                                April 15,2008              $           59,166.13

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

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid presented the Housing Rehabilitation Notes Receivable to the board for their review/discussion and requested the forgiveness of Irvin McCall’s loan.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to forgive the Housing Rehabilitation loan of Irvin McCall effective April 22, 2008.  Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid presented the Affirmative Action Programs for Minorities, Women, and Disabled Individuals for Lake of the Woods County and requested approval.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the Affirmative Action Program for Minorities, Women and Disabled Individuals and authorize Commissioner Kim Bredeson, Chair to sign the same. Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

The following topics were discussed with no action:  Airport levy tax, County Television and Wetlands.

With no further business before the board, Chairman Bredeson called the meeting to recess at 4:59 p.m.

Attest:                                                                         Approved:       May 13, 2008 

____________________________                            _____________________________

John W. Hoscheid, County Auditor                           Kim Bredeson, Chairman