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COUNTY BOARD

August 25, 2020

Commissioner Proceedings

August 25, 2020

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at Lake of the Woods County Government Center in the Commissioners’ Room. 

CALL TO ORDER

Chair Jon Waibel 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, Jon Waibel, Buck Nordlof, Cody Hasbargen and Ed Arnesen. Also present was: County Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Buck Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the agenda with the following addition: SandPieper Design Inc. Website Contract.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Buck Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the official and summarized minutes of August 13, 2020.

SOCIAL SERVICES

Claims

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the following claims: Commissioners Warrant’s $14,669.46, Commissioners Warrant’s $3,506.16, Commissioners Warrant’s $2,534.80.

AUDITOR/TREASURER

Claims

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Buck Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the claims against the County as follows: Revenue $32,637.25; Road & Bridge $23,675.43; Solid Waste $23,508.64; EDA $829.87.

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 8/25/2020 For Payment 8/28/2020

Vendor Name Amount

Contech Engineered Solutions LLC 17,019.00

Counties Providing Technology 3,831.00

Lakewood Health Center 2,176.25

Mar-Kit Landfill 16,538.50

Outdoors Again 3,363.29

SeaChange Print Innovations 3,942.92

U.S. Bank Equipment Finance 6,268.50

Voice Products 6,350.00

50 Payments less than 2000                             21,161.73

                                                Final Total: 80,651.19

Further moved to authorize the payment of the following auditor warrants: August 12, 2020 for $478,063.29.

SandPieper Design Inc. Website Contract

It was the consensus of the Board to move forward and sign the contract with SandPieper Design Inc. for the Lake of the Woods County website design and development.

COUNTY HIGHWAY/LANDFILL

U of M Policy Research Presentation

University of Minnesota Graduate Student presented research on solid waste policy.

Highway Update

County Engineer, AJ Pirkl, provided a highway update.  Ditching along County Road 4 to the offtake is complete and the County will be looking at purchasing right of way to continue that work.

CSAH 9 Gravel Stabilization

It was the consensus of the Board to complete a gravel stabilization project on CSAH 9 at a total cost of approximately $70,000.


Landfill Update
County Engineer, AJ Pirkl, provided a landfill update.  Erosion sock is ready to sell.  The Board will take a road tour to the landfill after the Board meeting on September 8th at 2 p.m. for a Rotochopper demonstration.

COVID-19

Update

CHI LakeWood Public Health Manager, Kay M. Schell, provided an update on COVID-19 testing. No new positives were reported.  The total number of tests completed for Lake of the Woods County was at 341 with 186 of those tests done at CHI LakeWood Health.

CARES ACT

The Board will coordinate another meeting with Economic Development Director, Ryan Zemek.

RECESS

With no further business before the Board, Chairman Jon Waibel called the meeting to recess at 10:07 a.m. and the Board continued on with the 2021 Budget Work Session.

Attest: September 8, 2020

______________________________ _________________________________County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson Chairman of the Board, Jon Waibel