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COUNTY BOARD

August, 2010

Commissioner Proceedings

August 9, 2010

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, August 9, 2010, in the Commissioners’ Room at the Government Center.

Call to Order

Chairman Arnesen 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, Todd Beckel, Hanson, Moorman and Arnesen.   Also present were: County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid, John Oren and George Swentik.

Approval of Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the agenda with the following additions:

Lake of the Woods Sustainability Foundation and closed session for Union Negotiations. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.  

Approval of Consent Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the consent agenda as follows: Angie Eason to Bemidji on August 24-27 for Mandatory DHS LTC/Waiver training; Shelley Pepera to St. Paul on August 18 for SSIS Document Template Conversion Training; Shelley Phillippe and Cassandra Brune to Brainerd on September 29-October 1, for MWFCC Annual Conference.  The Motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Approval of Minutes

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the minutes of July 23, 2010 special meeting, July 27, 2010 regular meeting, July 27, 2010 special meeting and July 30, 2010 special meeting. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR

Claims

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

Motion

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

            Commissioners’ Warrants       $19,116.87   

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

COUNTY AUDITOR

Claims

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

Motion

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

                                    Revenue                      $59,781.05

                                    Road & Bridge           $55,771.33

                                    Co. Development        $  3,740.25

                                    Solid Waste                 $26,097.18

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

WARRANTS APPROVED ON  8/09/2010 FOR PAYMENT  8/12/2010

       AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME                                                                 AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME

          325.76 ANIXTER INC                                                                             425.01 AUTO VALUE BAUDETTE

        1800.00 BELTRAMI COUNTY AUDITOR-TREASU                                378.69 BOB BARKER COMPANY INC

        2190.00 BULLBERRY SYSTEMS, INC                                                    342.99 CANON FINANCIAL SERVICES INC

        9504.23 CENEX CO-OP SERVICES, INC.                                            1776.51 COUNTRY CANVAS

        1027.43 CREATIVE FORMS & CONCEPTS INC                                  9270.37 CW TECHNOLOGY

        1695.81 DLT SOLUTIONS, INC                                                            3942.00 HOFFMAN, DALE, & SWENSON, PLLC

        1200.22 HOLTE IMPLEMENT, INC                                                       5040.02 HOWARD’S OIL COMPANY

        3340.05 JAKE’S QUALITY TIRE INC                                                   10492.77 JOHNSTON FARGO CULVERT INC

        2162.57 LAKE SUPERIOR MACK & VOLVO TRU                                1033.75 LAKEWOOD HEALTH CENTER

          679.48 LAWSON PRODUCTS, INC.                                                     546.58 LOW FOODS

        3438.75 LOW HIGHWAY DEPT                                                          15705.00 MAR-KIT LANDFILL

        7390.00 MERITCARE TRF NWMC                                                         480.00 MN POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY

          320.00 MN STATE DEPT OF PUBLIC SAFETY                                  1800.00 KENNETH MOORMAN

        5488.00 LAW MOREN                                                                             643.78 NOBLE RADIO SHACK

        1134.72 NOBLE THRIFTY WHITE                                                          425.00 NORTH EAST TECHNICAL SERVICE,I

        5000.00 NORTHWEST MN MULTI-COUNTY HRA                              3148.84 R & Q TRUCKING, INC

        4000.00 RESERVE ACCOUNT                                                              1273.48 ROSEAU COUNTY COOPERATIVE ASSN

        1000.00 ROSEAU COUNTY SHERIFF                                               13432.88 TITAN MACHINERY

        6400.00 TOWERITE, INC                                                                      4373.58 WIDSETH SMITH NOLTING&ASST INC

        7238.65 WOODY’S SERVICE

46 PAYMENTS LESS THAN  $300       5,522.89

****                  FINAL TOTAL…….    $145,389.81  ****

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

                                    July 28,    2010            $ 359,534.76

                                    August 3, 2010           $   58,864.19

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

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 9:30 a.m. and reconvened at 9:45 a.m. as follows

Committee Reports

No committee reports were heard.

OLD/NEW BUSINESS

There were no updates on:

Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council/Outdoor Heritage Fund

County T.V.

Land Acquisition- Bernard’s Property

Township Road Inventory

Team Building

Inventory

Zoning/Conditional Use Parameters- working on

Boundary Commission

There were updates on:

Red Lake Tribe- set up a meeting date with them

Oak Island Petition- NWA Zoning Initiative is placed on the August 24, 2010 meeting at 11:00 a.m.

Line Workers School- still working on the contract

HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Budget

Historical Society Executive Director, Marlys Hirst met with the board and presented the 2011 budget.  The consensus of the board was to reduce the presented budget to $50,000 and that they would get back to her with the final number.

LAKEWOOD NURSING SERVICE

Budget

LakeWood Nursing Service Director, Michele Brown and RN Patty Davidson met with the board to discuss the 2011 budget and requested a three (3) percent increase in their budget.

Correspondence:

The following correspondence was acknowledged: MCIT-2010 dividend was discussed.

WYNNE CONSULTING

Small Cities Bond Grant

Project Director, Irene Wynne met with the board to discuss the Lake of the Woods County Owner/Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program and the Residential Anti-Displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan for Grantees of the Small Cities Development Program.

Resolution

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

Residential Anti-Displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan

RESOLUTION  NO. 10-08-01

WHEREAS; pursuant to section 24 CFR 42.325 Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, as described in 24 CRF, Part 570.60 and 24 CFR, Part 42 requires each applicants for Small Cities Development Program, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) funds adopt a residential Anit-displacement and relocation assistance plan for 2010;

WHEREAS, Lake of the Woods County has submitted an application to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development for Small Cities Development Program for funds,

WHEREAS, Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners’ hereby adopts the Residential Anti-displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan for Lake of the Woods County (grantees) and authorizes Chairman Arnesen to sign. 

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

Resolution

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

Contract for Administrative Services for

“Small Cities Development Program Grant Agreement CDAP-09-0047-0-FY10”

RESOLUTION NO. 10-08-02

WHEREAS, Lake of the Woods County has been awarded a “Small Cities Development Program Grant” by the State of Minnesota’s Department of Employment and Economic Development Business and Community Development Division,

WHEREAS, Lake of the Woods County Board has agreed to retain and employ a consultant to perform necessary services to carry out grant administration and program implementation in connection with the project, 

WHEREAS, Lake of the Woods County enters into a contract for administrative services with “Wynne Consulting Inc.” this 16th day of April, 2010,

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Chairman Arnesen and County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid are authorized to sign.

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

PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR

Sander

Acting Public Works Director, Bill Sindelir met with the board requesting approval to purchase a sander for plow trucks.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize the Acting Public Works Director to approve the purchase of a Falls 1ASD-9-SS sander for plow truck from Bert’s Truck Equipment in the amount of $4,542.19.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Stanton Drive NW/Pine Ridge Lane NW

Acting Public Works Director, Bill Sindelir met with the board requesting acceptance for Stanton Drive NW and Pine Ridge Lane NW within Rivers Edge Estates. No action was taken and was placed on August 24, 2010 agenda when Interim County Attorney Michelle Moren will be present.

UNIVERSITY OF MN EXTENSION

Nathan Johnson Regional Director/Program Leader for University of MN Extension met with the board requesting that the county enter into agreement with the University of Minnesota for providing extension program locally and employing extension staff. No action was taken

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 11: 30 a.m. and reconvened at 11:40 a.m. as follows:

L.O.W.WATER SUSTAINABILTY FOUNDATION

Executive Director, Todd Sellers met with the board to update them on the International Joint Commission to provide international coordination for Lake of the Woods water quality research, pollution monitoring, and development of management/remedial plan and recommendations for this boundary water lake.  Todd presented a power point to the board and informed the board that there will be a L.O.W. Water Sustainability Foundation meeting on September 2, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Warroad Community Center. He requested that a member of the board participate in the consultation process.  This was placed on August 24, 2010 agenda.

BUDGETS

The board discussed the 2011 budget and set August 25, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. for a special budget meeting.

RED LAKE TRIBE

The board discussed setting up a meeting date with the Red Lake Tribe in the near future.

CLOSED SESSION

Union Negotiations, Minn. Stat.  § 13D.03

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to close the regular meeting at 12:50 p.m. pursuant MN. Stat. § 13d.05 Union Negotiations with  the following members present:  Commissioners Todd Beckel, Patty Beckel, Hanson, Moorman and Arnesen, also present was County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to close the closed session and open the regular meeting at 1:04 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

RECESS

With no further business before the board, Chairman Arnesen called the meeting to recess at 1:06 p.m.

Attest:                                                                                     Approved: August 24, 2010

____________________________                                        __________________________________

John W. Hoscheid County Auditor                                        Edward Arnesen, Chairman of the Board