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COUNTY BOARD

April, 2013

Commissioner Proceedings

April 9, 2013

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in the Commissioners’ Room at the Government Center.

Call to Order

Chairman Hanson called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners Patty Beckel, Buck Nordlof, Thomas Hanson, and Ken Moorman. Commissioner Ed Arnesen was absent.  Also present were: Deputy Auditor Janet Rudd, John Oren and Brian Peterson.

Approval of Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel to approve the agenda with the following additions: County burial policy, Letter of Support for Jack Swanson, AMC transportation resolution and Human Resources resignation. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.  

Approval of Consent Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve the consent agenda as follows: Travel for Christine Hultman to St. Cloud on 4/10 and 4/12 for a statewide SSIS training; Lorene Hanson to St. Cloud on April 4-5 for MCHRM Conference; Tom Hanson and Lorene Hanson to St. Cloud on May 28-30 for Managing the Human Resource; Jodi Ferrier to Duluth on April 28-30 for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Approval of Minutes

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel to approve the minutes of March 26, 2013, regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Social Services Director

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

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

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants          $ 8,745.83

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants          $ 2,224.97

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

County Burial Policy

Social Service Director, Nancy Wendler met with the board to discuss the county burial policy has with Helgeson Funeral Chapels. Nancy explained that Helgeson’s have not increased the rate of compensation since 2008 and reviewed the itemized list of service with the board. The increase for services is $400.00 but does not include Church Service, which would be another $500.00. The consensus of the board was that the board would support a Church Service if a family requested. Nancy will bring back the final policy when completed.

COUNTY AUDITOR

Claims

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

Motion

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

Revenue                              $    33,370.78

Road & Bridge                    $     25,491.85

Co. Devel                             $      2,640.00

Solid Waste                          $      3,851.04

EDA                                     $      7,481.00

$    72,834.67

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 4/09/2013 For Payment 4/12/2013

Vendor Name                                 Amount

Cenex Co-Op Services, Inc.             4,869.20

Farmers Union Oil Co.                       3,220.97

Howard’s Oil Company                      7,193.34

Koochiching County Sheriff              2,401.36

Northwest Angle&Island Freight,Inc 4,121.00

Northwest Community Action, Inc   5,806.00

University Of Mn                                8,193.75

Voyageurs Comtronics, Inc               2,960.09

Widseth Smith Nolting&Asst Inc      3,556.67

Woody’s Service                               5,659.67

61 Payments less than  2000    24,852.62

Final Total:   72,834.67

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

                                                   March 28, 2013              $    78,395.69

                                                   March 28, 2013              $         864.72  

                                                   March 28, 2013              $         372.71

                                                   April 3, 2013                  $    64,601.08

                                                   April 3, 2013                  $      3,936.42

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

Lost Warrant

Chief Deputy Auditor, Lorene Hanson met with the board requesting approval for lost warrant for LOW Riders, 4-H Club.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve the application and affidavit for lost warrant for LOW Riders 4-H Club in the amount of $200.00 dated June 29, 2012 without furnishing an indemnifying bond. Seconded by Commissioner Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

2011 Desk Review

Chief Deputy Auditor, Lorene Hanson met with the board and reviewed the 2011 Desk Review Points. This review is conducted by the State Auditor’s Office, which reviews the county’s audit. The review rating for 2011 was outstanding, with minor items.

Gambling Permit

Chief Deputy Auditor, Lorene Hanson met with the board requesting approval for a Gambling Permit for Whitetails Unlimited.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel to approve the exempt gambling permit for Whitetails Unlimited-Lake of the Woods Chapter to conduct a lawful gambling for a raffle on May 24, 2013 at Lake of the Woods School and authorize County Auditor to sign. Commissioner Nordlof abstained from voting. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Snowmobile Trails Resolutions

Chief Deputy Auditor, Lorene Hanson met with the board requesting approval for the sponsorship of snowmobiles trails assistance program for Lake of the Woods Drifters, Northwest Angle Edge Riders Club, and Border Trails/TJ Grooming.

Resolutions

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

Resolution No. 13-04-01

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/TJ Grooming.

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 Moorman and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

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

Resolution No. 13-04- 02

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 Moorman and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

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

Resolution No. 13-04-03

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.

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

SHERIFF

County Sheriff, Gary Fish met with the board to disuses the scheduling of the Deputy Sheriffs shift cycles, which changes the number of hours from the old schedule and overtime hours.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel to approve the overtime pay for Deputy Sheriffs to a forty (40) hour work week, eighty (80) hour pay period for overtime; retroactive pay starting March 17, 2013. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

HUMAN RESOURCES

Human Resource Director, Wade Johannesen met with the board and presented his resignation effective April 30, 2013.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Nordlof to accept Human Resource Director, Wade Johannesen resignation effective April 30, 2013; with continuing his services as Human Resource Director as requested with an hourly rate of $35.10 per hour as per contract and with no rental payments for the office. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 10:09 a.m. and reconvened at 10:20 a.m. as follows:

PUBLIC WORKS

Seasonal Help

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board requesting approval to advertise and hire three (3) seasonal employees.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to authorize Public Works Director, Tim Erickson to advertise and hire three (3) seasonal employees. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and the same being put to a vote, was unanimolys carried.

Transportation Resolution

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board to discuss the request form AMC that there has been a request from legislators to hear from county boards in the form of resolutions indicating their support for new transportation revenue.

Resolution

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

Adequate Funding to Minnesota’s Statewide Transportation System.

Resolution No. 13-04-04

WHEREAS; Minnesota Counties have had to rely increasingly on the property tax to maintain roads and bridges; and

WHEREAS; agriculture is 25% of the Minnesota economy and Minnesota is 6th in the nation in agricultural product exports; and

WHEREAS; the annual funding gap for counties has resulted in deferring basic maintenance, delaying expansion projects, delaying the construction of a ten ton road system to allow for efficient farm to market routes,  with resulting safety concerns, and

WHEREAS; the rural road networks in the state should be adequate to bring goods to market as legal truck weights have been on the increase; and

WHEREAS; transportation-related jobs put over $2.8 billion in the pockets of Minnesotans and generated almost $195 million in income tax revenue in 2011; and

WHEREAS; according to the Federal Highway Administration, (FHWA) every $1 billion invested in highway construction would support approximately 27,800 jobs; and

WHEREAS; the current State funding distribution to counties is not sustainable for six out of 8 transportation districts; and

WHEREAS; transportation funding comes primarily from user fees and are constitutionally dedicated to transportation purposes; and

WHEREAS; the wheelage fee and local option sales tax for transportation should be options for all county boards to implement to meet their specific county needs; and

WHEREAS; a comprehensive transportation solution should include funding for roads, bridges and transit, and address the varying needs in different parts of the state;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED; that the ­­­­Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners encourages the Minnesota Legislature to pass and the Governor to sign a bill that brings adequate and sustainable funding to Minnesota’s statewide transportation system.

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

Proposed CSAH Designation Changes

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board and presented a map of revocation and addition of roads.

CLEMENTSON RESORT

Gail Gustafson, owner of Clementson Resort met with the board to request a public access near their resort for the locals and other to use.  The board placed this request on the Annual Road Tour.

Resolution of Support for commissioner jack Swanson

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

Resolution No. 13-04-05

Support for Jack Swanson has AMC 2nd Vice-President

WHEREAS; Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners supports Roseau County Commissioner Jack Swanson for AMC 2nd Vice-President;

WHEREAS; Jack Swanson has served as County Commissioner, for Roseau County residents since 2006;

WHEREAS; Jack has served as an AMC Director, among many AMC committees which gives him the needed insight to serve as AMC 2nd Vice-President;

NOWTHEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED; that Lake of the Woods County Commissioners supports his endeavors in the election for AMC 2nd Vice-President.

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

MIS/GIS DEPARMENT

MIS/GIS Director, Peder Hovland met with the board to discuss the large format printer that has reached its end and is not functional at this time. He is suggesting a new large format printer with scanning functions; Highway, Land and Water and Recorder all have large maps , plats that can be scanned to a file for easier access and safe storage and also allows to link some of those to the web for public access. The cost of the canon IPF815 MFP M40 wide format printer/scanner was quoted in the amount of $8,595, not including sales tax.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel to authorize the MIS Department to purchase a canon IPF 815 MFP M40 wide format printer/scanner as quoted in the amount of $8,595 (not including tax) with $6,000 from MIS budget and $3,000 from the Recorders enhanced fund. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

MARCO Update

Chief Deputy Auditor, Lorene Hanson met with the board and updated them on the MARCO copiers. The color copier in the workroom will be replaced with a new color copier and the Auditor’s office copier will be moved to the Sheriff’s office and Auditor’s office copier will be replaced with a new copier. The above copiers are estimated to save $100.00 per month. The board concurred with the moving and replacing of copy machines.

Health Reform Act

Chairman Hanson requested that Chief Deputy Auditor, Lorene Hanson organize to have Darcie Hitesman from Hitesman and Wold P.A. and the county’s PEIP representative to meet with the board to discuss the Health Reform Act.

CORRESPONDENCE

The board reviewed the information flyer from Minnesota Housing Start Up and Step up loan program that is available to county residents.

Recess

With no further business before the board, Chairman Hanson called the meeting to recess at 11:19 a.m.

Attest:                                                                                     Approved: April 23, 2013

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Commissioner Proceedings

April 23, 2013

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in the Commissioners’ Room at the Government Center.

Call to Order

Chairman Hanson 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, Ed Arnesen, Thomas Hanson, and Ken Moorman. Commissioner Buck Nordlof was absent.  Also present were: Deputy Auditor Janet Rudd, and John Oren.

Approval of Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve the agenda with the following additions: Manatron, Health Reform, Access Agreement, Jo Thorson travel and Thank-you letter from Williams Library. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.  

Approval of Consent Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve the consent agenda as follows: Travel for Josh Stromlund to St. Paul for Interagency Review Team meeting for the Williams Creek Wetland Mitigation proposal on May 13-14; Jo Thorson to Brainerd for Clerical Conference on May 8-10.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Approval of Minutes

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel to approve the minutes of April 9, 2013, regular meeting with changes. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Committee reports

Commissioner Hanson:

March 27-HRDC Corridor Management Plan

April 6- MN Grant-Aid Trails Meeting

April 12- Blandin Broadband Meeting

April 18- HRDC

Commissioner Beckel

March 27- Board of Appeals and Equalization Training

March 28- Northwest MN Juvenile Center

April 4- Extension Committee

April 15- Airport Commission

April17- Giziibii RC&D

Commissioner Moorman

March 27- Highway 11 Corridor

April 4- State Advisory Council on Mental Health

April11- Local Advisory Council on Mental Health

April 15- Children and Families Collaborative

April 17- Lake of the Woods Prevention Coalition

Commissioner Nordlof

April 11- Joint Powers Natural Resource Board

Social Services Director

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

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

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants          $ 23,286.21

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants          $ 10,338.97

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

County Burial Policy

Social Service Director, Nancy Wendler met with the board requesting approval for the County Burial Policy.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to approve the County Burial Policy with the rate of $3,250 per eligible case and extra $500 for families requesting Memorial or Funeral services at a church or chapel, if approved by a county financial worker effective April 15, 2013. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Rinke Noonan Attorney At Law-Conference Call

Chairman Hanson introduced Attorney Kurt Deter by conference call to the board. The board discussed the petition from Ellingson Companies requesting that a hearing be held, pursuant to MN Statutes 103E.401 to address the usage of Ditch #1 as an outlet. The board discussed possible dates to hold the public hearing.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to set the Public Hearing for the use of drainage system as an outlet in Ditch 1 for June 11, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Government Center in the Commissioners’ Room. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

COUNTY AUDITOR

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid Letter of Resignation

Chairman Hanson presented a letter of resignation from County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid to the board.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to accept the resignation from County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid effective close of business on May 15, 2013. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Resolution of Years of Service

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

Recognition of years of service

John W. Hoscheid

Resolution 2013 – 04-06

Whereas:  John Hoscheid has served the residents of Lake of the Woods County since November 27, 2002 as the County Auditor;

Whereas:  John Hoscheid has resigned from Lake of the Woods County service effective May 15, 2013;

Now Therefore, Be it Resolved:  That Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners extends its deepest appreciation to John Hoscheid for his dedicated service and best wishes to him;

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

Claims

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

Motion

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

                                                  Revenue                                $    34,505.99

Road & Bridge                     $      4,158.21

Co. Devel                             $         200.00

                                                  Solid Waste                          $      9,205.32

EDA                                     $      3,956.27

                                            $      72,023.79

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 4/23/2013 For Payment 4/26/2013

Vendor Name                                                                  Amount

Cenex Co-Op Services, Inc.                                       4,347.06

Emergency Communications Network, LLC              5,000.00

First State Tire Recycling                                            8,211.00

Hallstrom Consulting                                                   7,680.00

Mar-Kit Landfill                                                           10,799.55

MN Counties Intergovernmental Trust                       2,500.00

Northwest Community Action, Inc                              2,210.00

R & Q Trucking, Inc                                                     2,777.65

66 Payments less than 2000   28,498.53

Final Total:  72,023.79

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

                                                   April 9, 2013                     $     38,167.99

                                                   April 10, 2013                   $   117,542.77

                                                   April 18, 2013                   $       2,625.74

                                                   April 18, 2013                   $     10,597.41

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

PREVENTION COALITION

Prevention Coalition Coordinator, Tammy Doebler met with the board requesting approval for the third (3) quarter Chemical Health Division fiscal report and authorization for board chair and financial director to sign.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to authorize Chairman Hanson and Social Service Fiscal Officer, Christine Hultman to sign the Prevention Coalition third (3rd) quarter fiscal report. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR

Multi Services Substation

Emergency Management Director, Arlen Block met with the board to discuss a Multi Services Substation, in the Wheelers Point Area, for a building to house fire trucks and boat/water emergency equipment. There are no funds available through the Emergency Management, but may have grant through the Fire Department. The board requested that Arlen get some estimate on the cost of the building.

Weather Siren-Dry Hydrant

Emergency Management Director, Arlen Block informed the board that he was looking into a weather siren for the Wheelers Point Area, and that there is grant funding available for a Tornado Shelter, at this time he has no cost put together; he also stated that he is working with the DNR for  Dry Hydrants.

Court House Security Plan Training

Emergency Management Director, Arlen Block met with the board and informed them that all quotes are in for security cameras and that you can add cameras as the county can afford them. The board requested that Arlen get estimates on the cameras.

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 10:43 a.m. and reconvened at 10:46 a.m. as follows:

LAND AND WATER PLANNING

Interagency Review Team MEETING (IRT)

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board and informed them that the IRT meeting is on May 14, 2013 and if the board wishes, they could link into the meeting via conference call. The board placed this on the May 14, 2013 agenda from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Wetland Banking Credits

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board requesting approval for the sale of Wetland Banking Credit to Lake of the Woods School District, for the School Forest.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to authorize Chairman Hanson to sign the purchase agreement for wetland banking credits, between Lake of the Woods County and Lake of the Woods School District. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried

CWP Change Order

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund  met with the board requesting approval to rearrange funds to other areas of the grant due to lack of precipitation last summer, so the water monitoring budget has excess funds.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to authorize Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund to sign the change order as approved by the MPCA. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Board of Adjustment District 5 Member

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board to inform them that Board of Adjustment Member Jamie McEnelly has resigned from the Committee; therefore, he will need a replacement from District 5. Commissioner Arnesen will look for a replacement for his District.

PUBLIC WORKS

SAP 039-602-018 Project

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board requesting authorization to advertise for bids for construction for SAP 039-602-018, Seal Coat and Fog Seal.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to authorize Public Works Director, Tim Erickson to advertise for bids for construction of SAP 039-602-018, Seal Coat and Fog Seal, and to set Friday, may 24, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Room at the Government Center as the date , time and place for opening of said bids. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Trash Pump

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board requesting authorization to purchase a trash pump for the Highway Department as budgeted.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to authorize Public Works Director, Tim Erickson to Purchase a trash pump for the Highway Department as budgeted. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimolys carried.

HRDC Appointment

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson informed the board that he was appointed to the HRDC Transportation committee.

Beaver

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson discussed beaver issues and may bring back the Beaver Policy in the near future.

911 Ordinances

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson informed the board that he should have the 911 Ordinance ready for May 14, 2013 meeting for their review.

SWCD

SWCD Resource Technician, Corryn Trask met with the board to review the 2012 SWCD Annual Report.

HEALTH REFORM

The board discussed the cost to have Attorney Darcy Hitesman, from Hitesman & Wold, P.A. to come and meet with the board to discuss the Health Reform requirements that the county needs to meet. The board discussed the cost and requested that Chief Deputy Auditor, Lorene Hanson to check and see if Roseau County would be interested in meeting with Darcy also.

ACCESS AGREEMENT

The board discussed the Access Agreement that was requested from Peer Engineering Inc. City of Williams sent MN Pollution Control and application for MN Targeted Brownfield Assessment Program (MNTBAP), which is a grant program through the MN Pollution Control Agency which does investigations of Brownfield Properties. Peer Engineering was hired by MPCA to conduct a Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) on the Old Williams School. Peer Engineering completed Phase I and the next step was to complete Phase II, but then the Old Williams School was forfeited to the State for delinquent taxes, which the county is the administrator over this type of land, and therefore, Peer Engineering needs a new Access Agreement signed allowing them into the Old Williams School to complete the Phase II study.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to authorize Chairman Hanson to sign the Access Agreement with MN Pollution Control Agency to enter the Old Williams School to complete the Environmental Site Assessment. The motion was second by Commissioner Arnesen, and the same being put to a vote, was unanimolys carried.

WORK SESSION

The board set May 13, 2013 for a works session to discuss Human Resource Position, Auditor’s Position

and Job Descriptions.

CORRESPONDENCE

None

Recess

With no further business before the board, Chairman Hanson called the meeting to recess at 12:53 p.m.

Attest:                                                                                     Approved: May 14, 2013

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Janet E. Rudd, Deputy Auditor                                             Thomas Hanson, Chairman of the Board