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COUNTY BOARD

August 24, 2021

Commissioner Proceedings

August 24, 2021

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at Lake of the Woods County Government Center in the Commissioners’ Room. 

CALL TO ORDER

Chair Joe Grund called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners: Joe Grund, Cody Hasbargen, Buck Nordlof, and Jon Waibel. Commissioner Ed Arnesen attended by phone conference.  Also present: Auditor-Treasurer Lorene Hanson.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Buck Nordlof, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously by roll call to approve the agenda with the following changes: Add – Closed Session, Pursuant to MN Statute 13D.03 Closed Meetings for Labor Negotiations, Add – Postage Machine Lease

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Buck Nordlof and carried unanimously by roll call to approve the official and summarized minutes of August 10, 2021.

SOCIAL SERVICES

Claims

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously by roll call to approve the following claims: Commissioners Warrants $6,917.03; Commissioners Warrants $1,499.83; Commissioners Warrants $52,388.96.

AUDITOR/TREASURER
Claims
Motion
Motion was made by Commissioner Buck Nordlof, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously by roll call to approve the claims against the County as follows: Revenue $39,694.22; Road & Bridge $90,355.61; County Development $8,899.90; Joint Ditch $24,652.50; Solid Waste $15,944.89; EDA $812.73. 

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 8/24/2021 For Payment 8/27/2021

Vendor Name Amount

Cenex Co-Op Services, Inc. 20,271.23

Compudyne, Inc 2,055.50

Farmers Union Oil Co. 3,128.26

Freeberg & Grund, Inc 61,068.48

Gamache/Mike 24,652.50

M-R Sign Co, Inc 9,890.36

Outdoors Again 5,090.10

Quadient Finance USA Inc. 2,000.00

R & Q Trucking, Inc 2,575.00

Titan Machinery – Roseau 3,123.28

U.S. Bank Equipment Finance 6,268.50

Vesta Solutions Inc 15,000.00

WSB 5,554.25

                                                 43 Payments less than 2000                                     19,682.39

                                                 Final Total: 180,359.85

Further moved to authorize the payment of the following auditor warrants: August 11, 2021 for $55,223.42; August 19, 2021 for $397,408.25.

Postage Machine Lease
Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously by roll call to approve the 60-month postage meter lease agreement with Quadient Leasing USA Inc. at $204.70 per month for the first 12 months and then $312.70 per month, which includes maintenance, for the remaining 48 months.

VOYAGEURS COMTRONICS CORPORATION

Update

Lee Hervey from Voyageurs Comtronics Corporation provided the Board with an update.  Hervey requested that the TV Committee, which consists of representatives from Roseau County and Lake of the Woods County, schedule a work session to plan for Hervey’s successor.

Equipment Request

Motion
Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Ed Arnesen and carried unanimously by roll call to approve up to $12,000 from American Rescue Plan funds to purchase a TV translator.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Buck Nordlof and carried unanimously by roll call to approve the purchase and install of monitoring sensors, internet and phone lines at $882 for the Williams TV Tower and $758 for the Baudette TV Tower.

HUMAN RESOURCES

Permission to Advertise, Interview and Hire

Motion
Motion was made by Commissioner Buck Nordlof, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously by roll call to approve permission to advertise, interview and hire a part-time dispatcher at grade 10, points 237 and a part-time deputy sheriff at grade 12, points 282.

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT MEMBER APPOINTMENT
Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously by roll call to appoint Monica Dohmen to the Board of Adjustments effective August 24, 2021. 

CLOSED SESSION
Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Buck Nordlof to close the regular meeting at 9:53 a.m. and open the closed session pursuant to MN Statute § 13D.03- Labor Negotiations. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried by roll call. 

Members present: Commissioners: Joe Grund, Cody Hasbargen, Buck Nordlof, and Jon Waibel.  Commissioner Ed Arnesen attend by phone conference.  Also present: Auditor-Treasurer Lorene Hanson and Human Resources Director Savanna Slick.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen to close the closed session and open the regular meeting at 11:15 a.m. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Buck Nordlof and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried by roll call.

RECESS
With no further business before the Board, Chair Joe Grund called the meeting to recess at 11:16 a.m.  

RECONVENE
The meeting reconvened at 1:00 p.m. at the location of the proposed Peter R. Jones Cartway.

JONES CARTWAY PROPERTY VIEWING
Members present: Commissioners: Joe Grund, Cody Hasbargen, Buck Nordlof, and Jon Waibel. Absent Commissioner Ed Arnesen.  Also present: Lorene Hanson, Josh Stromlund, Chad Connor, James Austad, Steven Anderson and Terry Brown.

The Board explored the proposed Peter R. Jones Cartway and alternate routes.

RECESS
With no further business before the Board, Chair Joe Grund called the meeting to recess at 2:00 p.m.

Attest: September 14, 2021

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Auditor-Treasurer, Lorene Hanson Chair of the Board, Joe Grund