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COUNTY BOARD

August, 2012

Commissioner Proceedings

August 7, 2012

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, August 7, 2012. Chairman Todd Beckel called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners Todd Beckel, Arnesen, Tom Hanson, Patty Beckel and Ken Moorman.  Also present were: County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid, Deputy Auditor Janet Rudd, and Brian Peterson.

Approval of Agenda

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve the agenda with the following additions:  travel for Brent Birkeland, AMC Wetland Management appointment, Cigarette License for Andy’s Garage, Memorandum of Agreement with University of Minnesota, MCIT 2012 Dividend, MN Department of Human Services, NWA issues and Carp Ditch. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.  

Approval of Consent Agenda

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the consent agenda as follows: travel for Mary Jo Otten and Joy Lindquist to Bloomington on August 30-31 for Vanguard user Group Meeting; John Hoscheid and Lorene Hanson to Grand Rapids on August 21-24 for MACATFO Conference; Janet Rudd to St. Cloud on September 20-21 for MDRA Conference; Lorene Hanson to St. Paul on August 28-29 for MN Department of Revenue Course; Brent Birkeland to St. Cloud on August 14 – 15 for Lidar Training. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Minutes

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve July 28, 2012 regular board minutes. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

UNIVERSITY OF MN EXTENSION

University of MN Extension Northwest Regional Director, Deb Zak met with the board to review the 2013 Extension Budget and presented the 2013 Agreement between the University and Lake of the Woods County.  The board will sign the contract after budget time.

AMC WETLAND MANAGEMENT APPOINTMENT

Chairman Todd Beckel informed the board that AMC would like him to be a member on the AMC Wetland Management Committee.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to appoint Commissioner Todd Beckel to the AMC Wetland Management Committee. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

CORRESPONDENCE

The board reviewed the following correspondence, MCIT Dividend for 2012; Inventory of Investment and MN Department of Health Fiscal Year Ending Report.

SOCIAL SERVICES

Claims

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

Motion

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

                                                Commissioner Warrants        $ 11,559.65

                                                Commissioner Warrants        $   4,866.40

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

COUNTY AUDITOR

Claims

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

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

                                                Revenue                   $            29,763.50        

                                                Road & Bridge        $           171,580.09

                                                Forfeited Tax            $               4,198.53

                                                EDA                         $                 1,500.00

                                                                                                207,042.12

  WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 8/07/2012 For Payment 8/10/2012

Vendor Name                                                        Amount

Anoka County                                                               2,000.00

Border Ridge Trucking Inc                                        9,960.00

Envirotech Services Inc                                          103,102.71

Fort Distributors Ltd                                                    4,553.19

Howard’s Oil Company                                               4,800.92

John Deere Government & National Sales             42,670.71

Lakewood Energy LLC                                             10,000.00

LOW Highway Dept                                                    2,670.00

Synergy Graphics, Inc                                               5,595.79

Trusight                                                                         4,125.00

53 Payments less than  2000     17,563.80

Final Total:     207,042.12

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

                                                July 24,    2012                $        500,000.00

                                                July 25,    2012                $          11,423.23

                                                July 25,    2012                $               698.32 

                                                July 26,    2012                $          52,055.51   

                                                July 31,    2012                $          44,666.30   

                                                July 31,    2012                $          34,715.71

                                                August 2, 2012                $          99,657.35

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

Appointment to Canvassing Board

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board requesting approval to appoint Commissioner Moorman to the 2012 Canvassing Board.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to appoint Commissioner Moorman to the Canvassing Board for the 2012 Primary and General Election. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Appointment of 2012 Election Judges and Hourly Pay

County Auditor John W. Hoscheid met with the County Board to approve election judges for the primary and general elections; and request a pay increase for the election judges.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the following election judges for the 2012 primary and general elections: Mary Marhula, Dorothy Chapman, Christie Russell, Sandy Peterson, Judy Johnson, Shelley Pepera, Aprille Levasseur, Rita Krause, Margie Sporlein, Lois Dally, Jacquelin Becklund, Deb Hoscheid, MJ Hanson, Dale Boretski, Steve Sindelir, Dawn Christianson, Darren Olson, Lorene Hanson, Jo Thoreson, Jean Larson, John Carroll, Patty Johnson and Nancy Olson. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the hourly pay for election judges as follows: head election judges at $10.00 per hour and election judges at $9.50 per hour; effective with the 2012 election. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Surplus Vehicles

County Auditor John W. Hoscheid met with the County Board requesting approval to sell surplus vehicles on sealed bids and to set a minimum bid on the 2007 Chevrolet Impala.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to sell surplus vehicles on sealed bids and to set minimum bid of $ 7,500 on the 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Ducks Unlimited Gambling Permit

County Auditor John W. Hoscheid met with the County Board and presented an application for MN Lawful Gambling Permit for the Lake of the Woods Ducks Unlimited banquet.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve Lake of the Woods Ducks unlimited MN Lawful Gambling Permit to conduct lawful gambling raffle on September 8, 2012 at Sportsman’s Lodge, located in Lake of the Woods County, MN and authorize County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid to sign. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried

Postage Machine Maintenance Agreement

County Auditor John W. Hoscheid met with the County Board requesting approval to enter into a Maintenance Agreement with Deaton’s’ Mail Systems.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve the maintenance agreement with Deaton’s Mail Systems, Inc. for the Postage Machine effective August 7, 2012 for one year in the amount of $1,350. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Cigarette License

County Auditor John W. Hoscheid met with the County Board and requested approval for a Cigarette License for Andy’s Garage Inc.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve a Cigarette License for Andy’s Garage Inc. effective August 7, 2012 thru June 30, 2013. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

MIS

MIS Director, Brent Birkeland met with the board and informed the board that he has received a proposal from Sawyer Training Inc. to host a software training course via a mobile lab the week of September 24-28. The courses that will be offered are Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel and Word. 

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to authorize MIS Director, Brent Birkeland to purchase software training from Sawyer Training, Inc. as presented and to authorize MIS Director to bill back each department. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

ProWest Link Mapping Software

MIS Director, Brent Birkeland met with the board requesting approval to purchase the ProWest Link Software from ProWest & Associates.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to approve the purchase for the ProWest Link Software from the 2012 budget. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

JOHN HODEK- BLASTIN OF ROCK

John Hodek met with the board to discuss concerns of the recent rock blasting that is occurring at the Knife River Materials land near his property. He is concerned of his well being damaged and his future water supply because his well is drilled into the bedrock. The board asked Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund, if there was a conditional use permit issued to conduct these activities. Josh informed the board that in 1997 the pit was opened and no conditional use is on file. The board requested that Land and Water Planning Office investigate this complaint and write a letter to Knife River Materials requesting them to apply for a Conditional use Permit. 

SHERIFF

Administrative Assistant

County Sheriff, Gary Fish and Chief Deputy Sheriff, Daryl Fish met with the board requesting that the Administrative Assistant be moved from permanent part-time to full time. Sheriff Gary Fish informed the board that the Administrative Assistant position was previously a full time position and with the increasing requirement for electronic reporting by the office, this position is the focal point for such reporting, as well as the reporting requirements of the deputies.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the Administrative assistant to full time at step 8 grade 3 effective August 5, 2012. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

LETG

County Sheriff, Gary Fish informed the board that he has not received the revised quote from the company and no word from Beltrami County for the data storage.

Laptops

County Sheriff, Gary Fish met with the board requesting approval to purchase three (3) laptops.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to authorize County Sheriff, Gary Fish to purchase three (3) laptop computers in the amount of $19,944 plus tax from the 911 grant. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Dispatch Furniture

County Sheriff, Gary Fish met with the board to requesting authorization to purchase furniture for the Dispatch Center in the amount of $21,179.16. Gary informed the board that the safety window and Dispatch chair is not included in the quote.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to authorize County Sheriff, Gary Fish to purchase furniture from Watson in the amount of $21,179.16 with the funding from the 911 budget. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Stein Trial

County Sheriff, Gary Fish informed the board that the Stein Trial that is scheduled for next week requires the same Bailiff for the entire trial which will most likely require overtime.

LAKEWOOD HEALTH CENTER

Doctor Retention

LakeWood Health Center Administrator, Jason Breuer met with the board and informed the board that LakeWood is in the process of recruiting a family practice Doctor for the clinic and emergency room. The contract that they will have with the newly hired Doctor is three years. The consensus of the board was to support the recruitment for a new Doctor.

Grand Theater

Chairman Jason Breuer from the Grand Theater met with the board to discuss the transition to digital projection by 2013 for the theater. He explained that the board has pursued several different routes for funding of the project, such as grants from the USDA, NW Community Action and Economic Development. All sources do not have funding for this project. Jason requested some assistants from the county for this project. Chairman Todd Beckel requested that the Grand Theater fill out a “Request for Funds” and the board will review their request at budget time.

CARP DITCH

Larry Olson met with the board to discuss the Carp ditch and water issues that will occur when changes are made to the current ditch. 

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 12:03 p.m. and reconvened at 1:02 p.m. as follows:

PUBLIC HEARING- FIVE YEAR CONSTRUCTION PLAN

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to close the regular meeting at 1:03 p.m. and open the Public Hearing for the Public Works Five Year Construction Plan as advertised. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to  a vote, was unanimously carried.

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson reviewed the Five Year Construction Plan as follows:

2013 Construction Plan

CSAH 2          Seal Coat

CSAH 4          Culvert Installation

Various            Municipal Sidewalks

2014 Construction Plan

CSAH 17        Grade Widening

2015 Construction Plan

CSAH 1          Seal Coat

CSAH 6          Seal Coat

TR   165          Grading

2016 Construction Plan

CSAH 49        Grading

2017 Construction Plan

CSAH 4          Seal Coat

CSAH 35        Seal Coat

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to close the Public Hearing at 1:55 p.m. and open the regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to accept the Public Works Director Five Year Construction Plan- 2013 -2017 as presented. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

SHERIFF’S BUDGET

County Sheriff, Gary Fish and Chief Deputy Sheriff, Daryl Fish met with the board to review the proposed budget for 2013.

The board discussed the 2012 Dodge Charger that was ordered for the Sheriff’s Department. The consensus of the board was to have County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid issue a check for the new squad car.

Recess

With no further business before the County Board, Chairman Todd Beckel called the meeting to recess at 3:36 p.m.

Attest:                                                                                     Approved: August 28, 2012

_______________________________                                  _______________________________

John W. Hoscheid, County Auditor                                       Todd Beckel, Chairman of the Board

Commissioner Proceedings

August 28, 2012

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. Chairman Todd Beckel called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners Todd Beckel, Arnesen, Tom Hanson, Patty Beckel and Ken Moorman.  Also present were: County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid, Deputy Auditor Janet Rudd, John Oren and Brian Peterson.

Approval of Agenda

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve the agenda as presented. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.  

Approval of Consent Agenda

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the consent agenda as follows: Travel for Sue Ney on August 14-15 to Grand Rapids for Data Base Training; Christie Russell on October 9-10 to Grand Rapids for Data Base Training; Shelly Pepera to St. Cloud on August 20-21 for SSIS Mentor Meeting; Tim Erickson  on September 5-6  to Bemidji for 31st Annual County Engineer’s Seminar; Dessa Brunette on October 8-9 to Duluth for Child Protection, DD & Waivers Training; Shelley Phillippe and Cassandra Brune on September 18-21 to Rochester for NFWCAA Conference. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Minutes

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve August 7 2012 regular board minutes. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

SOCIAL SERVICES

Claims

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

Motion

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

                                                Commissioner Warrants        $    2,827.55                                                                                                      Commissioner Warrants        $  29,519.54  

                                                Commissioner Warrants        $    2,544.16

                                                Commissioner Warrants        $       446.21

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

OLD/NEW BUSINESS

Lessard –Sams Outdoor Heritage Council/Outdoor Heritage Fund- Land Trades and Sales

Land Trade-None

Red Lake Tribe/NWA Issues- Congressman Peterson met with NWA Residents to discuss the road issues

Township Road Inventory/ATV Ordinance- will need to set public hearing date later today

Inventory – Department Heads need to update Auditor’s Office

Beaver – none

Clementson Bridge Property/Water Accesses- none

2012 Goals and Projects- Compensation Plan working on

Grant Policy and Expenditures- HR is working on

L/W Area Park & Trails-none

PREVENTION COALTION

Youth Alcohol Prevention Grant (YAP)

Lake of the Woods County Grant Coordinator, Tammie Doebler met with the board requesting approval for the Marketing Consultant Contract for the Youth Alcohol Prevention Grant (YAPG) received by Lake of the Woods County.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve contract for media consultation services between Lake of the Woods County (YAP Grant) and Sara Wolf-Thompson, Positive Community Norms (PCN) Marketing Contractor effective July 1, 2012 thru June 30, 2016 and authorize L/W Grant Coordinator, Tammie Doebler, Chairman Todd Beckel and County Attorney, Philip Miller to sign. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Annual Report

Lake of the Woods County Grant Coordinator, Tammie Doebler presented the 2011-2012 Annual Report for the Lake of the Woods County Prevention Coalition Program.

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 9:40 a.m. and reconvened at 9:45 a.m. as follows:

HOFFMAN, DALE & SWENSON, PLLC

Colleen Hoffman, from Hoffman, Dale & Swenson, PLLC met with the board to review the 2011 year- end audit. Colleen reviewed the audit and reported that the audit had an unqualified opinion, and that everything was incompliance.

SHERIFF

Authorization to work Stonegarden

County Sheriff, Gary Fish and Chief Deputy Sheriff, Daryl Fish met with the board requesting approval for them to work Stonegarden Grant. This was moved to later in the day for consideration.

Federal Boat and Water Grant

County Sheriff, Gary Fish and Chief Deputy Sheriff, Daryl Fish met with the board requesting approval for the 2012 State of Minnesota Federal Boating Safety Grant.

Resolution

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

A Resolution Authorizing the Federal Boating Safety Supplement Grant Agreement

Resolution 12-08-01

WHEREAS, under the provisions of M.S. § 84.085 Subd 1 (c), the Sheriff of each county is required to carry out the provisions for recreational boating safety promulgated by the Commissioner.

WHEREAS, M.S. Section M.S. § 84.085 Subd 1 (c) provided for the allocation of funds by the Commissioner to assist in the funding of specific items for recreational boating safety.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Chairman, Auditor and Sheriff are hereby authorized to execute the Federal Boating Safety Supplement Grant Agreement, for the period of July 1, 2012 through September 14, 2012 in the amount of $3,796.00.

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

Ammunition

County Sheriff, Gary Fish and Chief Deputy Sheriff, Daryl Fish met with the board requesting approval to purchase ammunition for training from Outdoors Again in the amount of $1,231.50.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the purchase of ammunition in the amount of $1,231.50. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Radio Programming

County Sheriff, Gary Fish and Chief Deputy Sheriff, Daryl Fish met with the board requesting approval for programming dual band ARMER radios in the amount of $900.00 with the funding from the 2011 State Homeland Security Program.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to approve the programming for the dual ban ARMER radios in the amount of $900.00 with the funding from the 2011 State Homeland Security Program Grant (SHSP 44199). The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Camera

County Sheriff, Gary Fish and Chief Deputy Sheriff, Daryl Fish met with the board requesting approval to purchase a camera for the patrol vehicle.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the purchase for a camera for the patrol vehicle in the amount of $4,949.00 from the DWI fund. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

AMEND AGENDA

Chairman Todd Beckel informed the board that two items were presented to him for board approval.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to amend the agenda to add the 2011 Stonegarden Grant and Purchase of Service Agreement for LakeWood Health Center. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

PUBLIC WORKS

Assistant Engineer Probation

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board requesting approval for the completion of Assistant Engineer’s probation period and recommends a salary adjustment.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to certify the completion of probation and accept the satisfactory review for the Assistant Engineer Boyd Johnson and approve the recommended salary adjustment at grade 17, step 2 effective, September 2, 2012. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the vote carried as follows: Voting for: Commissioners Patty Beckel, Arnesen, Moorman and Hanson. Voting against: Commissioner Todd Beckel.

Sr. Inspector Probation

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board requesting approval for the completion of Senior Inspector’s probation period and recommends a salary adjustment.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to certify the completion of probation and accept the satisfactory review for the Senior Inspector Cooper Mickelson and approve the recommended salary adjustment at grade 12, step 2 effective, September 16, 2012. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the vote carried as follows: Voting for: Commissioners Patty Beckel, Arnesen, Moorman and Hanson. Voting against: Commissioner Todd Beckel.

CSAH 33

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board to discuss the path the board discussed last spring on CSAH33.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to authorize Public Works Director, Tim Erickson to begin the path construction on CSAH33 with the minimum width of ten (10) feet. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the vote carried as follows: voting for: Commissioner Patty Beckel, Arnesen and Moorman. Voting against: Commissioner Hanson and Todd Beckel.

ATV Ordinance

The board discussed the ATV Ordinance with Public Works Director, Tim Erickson and of setting a date for a Public Hearing. The board requested Public Works Director to advertise for a Public Hearing on October 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. and to send a letter to both Cities informing them of the ATV ordinance.

MIS

MIS Director, Brent Birkeland met with the board requesting approval regarding Telecommunications Consulting that consists of needs assessment, specification and recommendations.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to authorize the MIS Director, Brent Birkeland to proceed with Phase 1 and 2 of the Telecommunications consulting proposal from Elert & Associates in the amount of $7,800 with funding from the E911 fund. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

AUDITOR

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

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

                                                Revenue                   $            77,579.51        

                                                Road & Bridge        $            86,408.71

                                                County Develp.       $              1,099.84

                                                Solid Waste             $            34,076.55

                                                EDA                        $              3,751.15         

                                                                                            202,915.76                                                                                                                    

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 8/28/2012 For Payment 8/31/2012

Vendor Name                                                        Amount

Abm Equip & Supply, Inc.                                            3,040.44

Arrowhead Library System                                        33,118.00

Bullberry Systems, Inc                                                 2,190.00

Burg Electronic Recovery                                           5,772.40

Cenex Co-Op Services, Inc.                                     14,946.30

Dodge of Burnsville Inc                                             23,271.00

Fort Distributors Ltd                                                   13,000.68

Hancock/Lee                                                                 2,908.00

Hoffman, Dale, & Swenson, Pllc                                 3,858.00

Howard’s Oil Company                                              2,127.56

Mar-Kit Landfill                                                          12,325.50

Michaels Consulting, Inc/Ron                                   5,232.50

Northwest Community Action, Inc                             2,349.68

R & Q Trucking, Inc                                                     4,031.35

Solarwinds                                                                    2,094.00

Strata Corp, Inc                                                          16,338.35

Titan Machinery                                                          2,507.45

Trusight                                                                         7,328.12

Uniforms Unlimited                                                      3,214.92

Woody’s Service                                                          6,393.68

106 Payments less than   2000      36,867.83

Final Total:   202,915.76

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

                                                August 10, 2012              $           8,876.04

                                                August 13, 2012              $       135,049.92

                                                August 16, 2012              $         52,075.09 

                                                August 21, 2012              $         13,359.18   

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

Liquor License

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board requesting approval for a Liquor License for Bathel Enterprises LLC, DBA Slim’s Resort for an On-Sale Intoxicating/Sunday License and a Cigarette Licenses.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the On-Sale Sunday Liquor License and

Cigarette License for Bathel Enterprises LLC, DBA Slim’s Resort effective September 4, 2012 and ending June 30, 2013. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Purchase of Service Agreement

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board requesting approval for the Purchase of Service Agreement with LakeWood Health Center DBA LakeWood Nursing Services for Community Health Services.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve the Purchase of Service Agreement with LakeWood Health Center DBA LakeWood Nursing Service to coordinate Community Health Services for Lake of the Wood County commencing on January 1, 2012 and ending December 31, 2012 and authorize County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid, County Attorney, Philip Miller and Chairman Todd Beckel to sign. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

SHERIFF

2011 Stonegarden Grant

County Sheriff, Gary Fish met with the board requesting approval for the 2011 Stonegarden Grant.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to authorize County Sheriff, Gary Fish and Chairman Todd Beckel to sign the 2011 Stonegarden Grant, Agreement No. A-OSGP-2011-LOTW-SO-00006 in the amount of $71,775.The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Amend Sheriff Salary

County Sheriff, Gary Fish met with the board requesting authorization for him to work Stonegarden Grant and also requesting Chief Deputy Sheriff to work Stonegarden Grant.

Resolution for Amending Sheriff Salary

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

AMEND COUNTY SHERIFF SALARY

RESOLUTION 12-08-01

WHEREAS, the United States Department of Homeland Security has asked local law enforcement agencies along our Nation’s border to step up border monitoring, pursue joint objectives, and enhance their capabilities for providing border security; and,

WHEREAS, in an effort to assist local governments in fulfilling this request, the Department of Homeland Security through the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division, offered “Operation Stonegarden 2009, 2010 and 2011” grants; and,

WHEREAS, the Lake of the Woods County Sheriff’s Office is a successful recipient of an Operation Stonegarden 2009, 2010 and 2011 grants; and,

WHEREAS, the Lake of the Woods County Sheriff has undertaken, as additional duties, the responsibility to avail himself and his officers for additional training, or to provide such training for his officers himself, for border protection and border security, and the additional duties of improving the distinct capability of the sheriff’s office as a whole with regard to border security and border patrol as part of a joint mission; and in addition, as and for additional duties, the sheriff will necessarily devote more of his own time to border patrol and border enforcement; and,

WHEREAS, the Operation Stonegarden 2009, 2010 and 2011 grants given to assist the Lake of the Woods County Sheriff’s Office in its efforts to secure the border includes overtime and fringe benefits;

WHEREAS, it is estimated that these additional border security duties will necessitate that the Sheriff expend on average another eight (8) hours per week; and,

WHEREAS, through the Operation Stonegarden 2009, 2010 and 2011 grants, all of the additional overtime worked by officers devoted to border security issues is fully reimbursable under the grant, including the cost of officer overtime pay, PERA, Medicare and worker’s compensation, so that the net cost of the additional homeland security duties to Lake of the Woods County is fully reimbursed by the grant.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the resolution setting the sheriff’s salary, as originally set by this board on June 26, 2012 was $ 62,640.00 be amended so that the sheriff’s salary is increased by the sum of $ 4,128.00 commencing September 2, 2012 through December 31, 2012, with the increase funding from the Operation Stonegarden 2009, 2010 and 2011 grants contingent upon the following:

  1. That the Operation Stonegarden 2009, 2010 and 2011 grant funding be available; and,
  2. That the sheriff works, in addition to his regular duties, eight (8) hours per week of said Operation Stonegarden 2009,2010 and 2011grants.

At such time that the Operation Stonegarden 2009, 2010 and 2011 grant funding is no longer available and/or if the sheriff is unable to complete the additional eight (8) hours per week of Operation Stonegarden 2009, 2010, and 2011 grants work, then the sheriff’s salary shall return to the salary as originally set by this board on June 26, 2012. The resolution was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the vote carried as follows: For: Commissioners: Hanson, Patty Beckel, Arnesen and Moorman; Against: Commissioner Todd Beckel. (Commissioner Todd Beckel stated that he cannot support overtime for salaried or elected officials)

Motion Chief Deputy Sheriff Stonegarden Grant

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to approve Chief Deputy Sheriff, Daryl Fish to work overtime on the Operation Stonegarden 2009, 2010 and 2011 grants effective September 2, 2012. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the vote carried as follows: For: Commissioners: Hanson, Patty Beckel, Arnesen and Moorman; Against: Commissioner Todd Beckel. Commissioner Todd Beckel stated that he cannot support overtime for salaried or elected officials)

Recess

With no further business before the County Board, Chairman Todd Beckel called the meeting to recess at 12:25 p.m.

Attest:                                                                                     Approved: September 11, 2012

_______________________________                                  _______________________________

John W. Hoscheid, County Auditor                                       Todd Beckel, Chairman of the Board