March, 2008

Commissioner Proceedings

March 11, 2008

The Lake of the Woods County Board met in regular session on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, in the Auditorium at Lake of the Woods School with the following members present:  Commissioners Bredeson, Patty Beckel, Todd Beckel, Arnesen and Moorman.  Also present were: County Auditor John W. Hoscheid, Deputy Auditor Janet Rudd and Penny Mio Hirst. Chairman Bredeson called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Chairman Bredeson welcomed the students to the meeting.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the agenda with the following additions: Senior Dining Proclamation, Bovine Tuberculosis, Cart-way and the following correspondence, Arrowhead Library, Roseau County Commissioners letter and State Court Administration.  Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion by Commissioner Arnesen to approve the consent agenda as follows: Travel for Marti Carlson to St. Cloud on March 24-25 for State Aid Accounting Task Force Meeting; Holly House to Mahnomen on April 15-17 for Pandemic Flu Tabletop exercise; Holly House to Moorhead on April 23-24 for Northwest Region quarterly meeting; Rita Krause to St. Paul on March 19 & 20 for State CS training committee meeting; Joel Hanson and Bill Sindelir to Bloomington on March 10-13 for Road Engineering Course.

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the minutes of February 26, 2008.  Seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

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

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

Commissioners’ Warrants       $ 21,753.98

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

Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler informed the board that Northwest Medical Center from Thief River Falls is willing to contract with Lake of the Woods County for a Physician Assistant Mental Health Specialist for one day a month in the amount of $800.00 per day less third party liability for psychiatric services.

The consensus of the board was to have Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler go forward with the contract and to bring back to the board for approval.

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid informed the board of the letter received from the State Court Administration regarding the request the county made for reimbursement for 50% of sex offender confinement costs.  The letter advised the county that Minn. Statutes 253b.185, subdivision 5, also provides that “the state’s responsibility for reimbursement is limited to the amount appropriated for this purpose and all the appropriation was expended within the first year and no additional funds have been appropriated since 1999”. Therefore, the State Court Administrator’s office is unable to pay the county under this Statute for there are no funds available.

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

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

                                                Revenue                      $          24,603.37

                                                Road & Bridge           $           20,051.13

                                                Solid Waste                 $          13,136.50$59,441.00

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

WARRANTS APPROVED ON  3/11/2008 FOR PAYMENT  3/14/2008

      AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME                                                   AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME

          415.62 AMERI PRIDE LINEN & APPAREL SE                   2600.00 ANOKA COUNTY

        1125.00 ASSN OF MN COUNTIES                                         1492.72 AUTO VALUE

          341.78 CANON FINANCIAL SERVICES                              6091.63 CO-OP SERVICES, INC.

        1016.01 GATEWAY COMPANIES, INC                                   665.10 BRUCE HASBARGEN

          430.76 RON HILDEBRANDT                                                 302.88 HOLIDAY INN – DULUTH

          537.11 HOLTE IMPLEMENT, INC                                      3701.54 HOWARD’S OIL COMPANY

          505.33 LAKE OF THE WOODS FOODS                                 597.49 LOCATORS SUPPLIES INC

          564.84 LOW HIGHWAY DEPT                                            8417.25 MAR-KIT LANDFILL

        2674.50 MIDWEST MONITORING & SURVEILLA              2821.47 MN COUNTIES COMPUTER CO-OP

          300.00 MN OFFICE OF ENTERPRISE TECHNO                    734.36 KENNETH MOORMAN

          586.48 NORTHWEST MECHANICAL SERVICE I                 509.91 OCCUPATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CTR.

        3109.15 POWERPLAN                                                              531.82 QUILL CORPORATION

        1321.00 R & Q TRUCKING, INC                                            1005.11 RODERICK RONE JR

          353.50 ROY SCHARFENKAMP                                            3500.00 SJOBERG’S INC

          509.07 SOFTWARE HOUSE INTERNATIONAL,                   366.38 TRUE VALUE

        1200.00 UND FORENSIC PATHOLOGY                                  470.00 WAYNE’S BODY SHOP-DBA

        2483.33 WIDSETH SMITH NOLTING&ASST INC                3097.18 WOODY’S SERVICE

45 PAYMENTS LESS THAN  $300       5,062.68

FINAL TOTAL     $59,441.00

Further moved to authorize the payment of auditor’s warrants as follows:

                                                February 26, 2008       $             46,698.58

                                                February 26, 2008       $             58,248.22

                                                March       4, 2008       $             30,871.66

                                                March       5, 2008       $                  971.00

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

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid presented a letter of request for funds for the 2008 Lake of the Woods Take-A-Kid Fishing, request approval for the Government Center North Building Lease and approval for the City of Baudette Law Enforcement Contract.

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to donate the budgeted amount of $600.00 from the Economic Development fund to the 2008 Lake of the Woods Take-A-Kid Fishing event.  Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize the Chairman to sign the lease agreement between Lake of the Woods County and the Northwest Community Action Inc. for a portion of the building at the Government Center North for the term of January 1, 2008 to July 31, 2011, unless extended or terminated.  Seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize the Chairman, Auditor and Interim County Attorney to sign the Law Enforcement Agreement between Lake of the Woods County and the City of Baudette Police Department for consideration of the County providing rental/lease space, dispatch services and use of equipment commencing March 1, 2008 and terminating on August 31, 2008.  Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Chairman Bredeson pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 13D.05, Subd. 3 (a) summarized the boards conclusion of the closed meeting on February 26, 2008 as follows: The board recommended improvement with communications before the board.

Commissioners discussed the Bovine Tuberculosis resolution. Commissioners Todd Beckel and Moorman will draft a copy for the board.

County Sheriff, Dallas Block met with the board requesting approval of a proposal for the City

Watch Community Notification Services.  Dallas explained that this program would have all landline numbers programmed into the services and also cell phones, e-mails and pagers that were made available by county residents to also be programmed into the system so when an emergency does happens, the dispatchers just hit a button and all programmed numbers are dialed with the message of the emergency.

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to authorize County Sheriff, Dallas Block to enter into a formal agreement with the City Watch Services in the amount of $8,200 with the funds from the 911 account.  Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

The meeting was called to recess at 10:20 a.m. and reconvened at 10:25 a.m. as follows:

Chairman Steve Helmstetter representing Northern Excellence Seed Company met with the board and updated the board of the Gasification Project that the Company has been working on since September 1, 2007.  Steve requested financial assistance in the amount of $25,000 from the board.  No action was taken by the board.

Commissioner Arnesen excused himself from the meeting at 11:25 a.m. due to other obligations.

Wyatt Johnson, Director of Lake of the Woods Economic Development was unable to attend the meeting due to illness so the Business Subsidy Criteria application was postponed until March 25, 2008 meeting.

Correspondence was acknowledged from Arrowhead Library System and the Roseau County Commissioners stating that their board supports the efforts on the cormorant’s issue.

Commissioner Bredeson presented a letter of request from Senior Dining Leadership Team requesting the support of the Commissioners to declare April as Senior Dining month.

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman in support of senior nutrition, and to encourage the use of the Brink Center, the Lutheran Social Services Dining Program and Meals on Wheels; the Lake of the Woods County Board declares April as Senior Dining Month.  Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid, upon request from a local resident wanted to know if the county could grant a cartway for road access.  The board requested John to talk with Interim County Attorney, Michelle Moren to see what the county can do.

The meeting was called to recess at 12:05 p.m. and reconvened at 1:00 p.m. as follows:

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to close the regular meeting at 1:00 p.m. and open the planning commission as advertised.  Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Rick Amundson                   Property legally described as               A Public Hearing as required

& Scott Olmstead                Outlots A and B of Brooks Farm        by the Lake of the Woods

(O & A LLC)                       Subdivision, less deeded tracts            County Zoning Ordinance and

                                             in Section 1 of T-161N, R-32W          the Rainy/Rapid Rivers Shore-

                                             (Wabanica).                                          land Management Ordinance to consider the initial plat of Rivers Edge Estates.

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the initial Plat of Rivers Edge Estate for Rick Amundson & Scott Olmstead (O&A LLC) on Outlots A and B of Brooks Farm Subdivision, less deed tract in Section 1, Twp 161N, R 32W with the conditions set for by the subcommittee as identified and is on file in the office of the Land and Water Planning Office.  Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to close the planning commission and open the regular session at 1:05 p.m. as follows:

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board and discussed the consideration of an application to plat for Sportsman’s Lodge in Lots 1-4, Lot 6, the North 35 feet of Lot 5, and Lot 7 less the Northerly 33 feet thereof, all in RIVERVIEW, according to the recorded plat thereof, on file in the Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota, Recorder’s office; AND that part of the public roadway lying between the north line of Lot 12, Block One, Brinks First Subdivision, Lake of the Woods County, according to the recorded plat thereof, on file in said Lake of the Woods County Recorder’s office, and the south line of said Lot 1, Riverview that lies easterly of the southwesterly extension of the westerly line of Lots 1-12 said Riverview, Except the south 20.00 feet thereof.

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to accept the application to plat for Sportsman’s Lodge in Lots 1-4, Lot 6, the North 35 feet of Lot 5, and Lot 7 less the Northerly 33 feet thereof, all in RIVERVIEW, according to the recorded plat thereof, on file in the Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota, Recorder’s office; AND that part of the public roadway lying between the north line of Lot 12, Block One, Brinks First Subdivision, Lake of the Woods County, according to the recorded plat thereof, on file in said Lake of the Woods County Recorder’s office, and the south line of said Lot 1, Riverview that lie easterly of the southwesterly extension of the westerly line of Lots 1-12 said Riverview, Except the south 20.00 feet thereof.  Seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board to discuss fees for services in his office.  The consensus of the board was to have all county offices compile their fees and have them available for discussion for the March 25, 2008 meeting for their review.

With no further business before the board, Chairman Bredeson called the meeting to recess at 1:55 p.m.

Attest:                                                                         Approved:       March 25, 2008

____________________________                            _____________________________

John W. Hoscheid, County Auditor                           Kim Bredeson, Chairman

Commissioners’ Proceedings

March 18, 2008

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at the Angle Inlet School, with the following members present:  Commissioners Arnesen, Todd Beckel, Patty Beckel, Moorman and Bredeson.  Others present on behalf of the County were:  County Auditor John W. Hoscheid and Public Works Director Bruce Hasbargen. Also present were Northwest Angle area residents. Commissioner Bredeson called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the agenda.  Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Paul Colson met with the board and discussion was had regarding the transportation of minnows.  The County Board to write a letter to Congressman Peterson stating their support in the transportation of minnows via highway.  The current transportation is by water.

Paul Colson discussed the Pine Creek dredging, the responsibility of the dredging and the maintenance of the port.   The County Board to write a letter to the Corp of Engineers regarding these questions.

Video conferencing of county board meetings was discussed and various options mentioned.  The consensus to have conference calls when items were applicable to the Northwest Angle.

The Federal REAL ID Act was discussed with various options.  This item was to be placed on the agenda under old business.

Commissioner Bredeson provided his understanding of the City Watch as the County Sheriff, Dallas Block was unable to attend.   There were comments and discussion on the ability of the system, the potential timeline and implementation.

The following resolution was proposed by Commissioner Arnesen and moved for adoption:

A Resolution Approving a Lease for Lawful Gambling Activity

Resolution No. 2008-03-01

WHEREAS, the VFW Club of Warroad has submitted a lease for lawful gambling activity and a premises permit application for Minnesota Lawful Gambling to be conducted at the following establishment known as: North Point Bar & Grill, 17542 Inlet Road NW, Angle Inlet, unorganized township of Angle, located in Lake of the Woods County.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners hereby approves said applications for submission to the Minnesota Gambling Control Board.

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

A letter from the NW Angle & Island Chamber of Commerce, Jessica Fandrich Angle Outpost Resort was discussed regarding street lighting and corner arrows for the safety of the community.  Better signage was also mentioned as a better option.  The County Board directed Public Works Director, Bruce Hasbargen to investigate and report back to the board.

There were no comments on the old business of the City of Baudette Law Enforcement Contract or the Tower Lease Contract. 

Public Works Director Bruce Hasbargen gave an update on the roads and discussed the possibility of using class six gravel and other options.

The following committee reports were given with no action taken:  Commissioner Arnesen gave an update on the cormorants and county tv.

Correspondence was read from Governor Pawlenty to the Roseau County Commissioners regarding Bovine TB in Northwest Minnesota.

There being no further business before the Board, Chair Bredeson called the meeting in recess at 12:15 p.m.    

Attest:                                                                      Approved: March 25, 2008

______________________________                                 _____________________________

John W. Hoscheid, County Auditor                                    Kim Bredeson, Board Chair  

Commissioner Proceedings

March 25, 2008

The Lake of the Woods County Board met in regular session on Tuesday, March 25, 2008, in the Commissioners’ Room in the Lake of the Woods County Government Center with the following members present:  Commissioners Bredeson, Patty Beckel, Todd Beckel, Arnesen and Moorman.  Also present were: County Auditor John W. Hoscheid, Deputy Auditor Janet Rudd, John Oren and Penny Mio Hirst. Chairman Bredeson called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the agenda with the following additions:  cartway, motor pool, works session date for Business Subsidy Criteria, Bovine Tuberculosis Resolution and correspondence for Warroad Activities Department. Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the consent agenda as follows:

Travel of Monique Arnesen to Duluth on June 2 for CORE 101- child Protection; Jody Ferrier and Monique Arnesen on June 24-25 to Warren for Family Assessment and Investigation Training; Brent Birkeland to St. Cloud on March 25-26 for Manatron Tax Full User Group Meeting. Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the minutes of March 11 and 18, 2008.  Seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

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

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

Commissioners’ Warrants       $ 35,319.23

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

Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler requested that the NW Medical Center Contract be tabled until the next meeting and requested approval of the Glenmore Recovery Center.

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to approve the host county contract between Glenmore Recovery Center and Lake of the Woods County Social Services for 2008, with the recommendation from Interim County Attorney, Michelle Moren and Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler for the provision of outpatient chemical dependency treatment services, and to authorize Chairman Bredeson and Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler, to sign.  Seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

The Commissioners acknowledged the report from the Department of Human Services and commended Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler and staff for a perfect performance for the reporting of the 2007 DHS fiscal reports.

Public Works Director, Bruce Hasbargen met with the board requesting approval to advertise for bids.

Motion was made  by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize the  Public Works Director, Bruce Hasbargen to advertise for bids for construction of Projects SAP 39-606-17, SAP 39-620-03, SAP 39-631-03, SAP 39-632-04, SAP 39-634-03, C.P. 368-08, C.P. Salt Shed-08 and S.A.M. 30-08, and to set Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. in the Commissioners’ Room of the Government Center as the date, time and place for opening of said bids. Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was duly carried.

Public Works Director, Bruce Hasbargen met with the board requesting approval to purchase a Rhino Flex 14 mower.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize the Public Works Director to purchase a Rhino Flex 14 mower in the amount of up to $10,300 from the Capital Outlay Fund.  Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

MIS/GIS Director, Brent Birkeland met with the board requesting approval on the Information Technology Procurement Standard (ITPS).  The board tabled this request until April 8, 2008 meeting.

MIS/GIS Director, Brent Birkeland requested approval of the Amendment No. 1 to the Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative Amended and Restated Joint Powers Agreement and updated the board on the Manatron Project.

Motion by Commissioner Arnesen to approve the Amended and Restated Joint Powers Agreement

between Lake of the Woods County and Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative, and authorize the Chairman and Auditor to sign.  Seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

County Surveyor, Donn Rasmussen met with the board to discuss Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS technology that provides a productive and accurate method of a wide variety of surveying and mapping applications. Donn will get more information and bring back to the board.

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund and Resource Technician, Mike Hirst met with the board and presented the 2007 annual report of activities and accomplishment for the Lake of the Woods Soil and Water Conservation District. Mike also discussed the possibility of forming an Agricultural Advisory Committee.  The board requested that Soil and Water look into, to see who would be interested in participating on such a committee.

The board discussed the Bovine Tuberculosis resolution.

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

Resolution No. 08-03-02

WHEREAS, Bovine Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that has been identified in livestock and free ranging white-tail deer in Roseau and Beltrami Counties,

WHEREAS, 2002 statistics document that the cow/calf business contributes over 40 million dollars to the local economy in a nine county are in northern Minnesota; and

WHEREAS, an eleventh livestock herd has been identified in Minnesota, four in the last year, the United States Department of Agriculture has downgraded Minnesota to Modified Accredited Bovine TB status for livestock; and

WHEREAS, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health has made a recommendation to implement a split state status due to this downgraded status, and

WHEREAS, this infectious disease was first identified in 2005 and limited progress has been made to successfully implement a strategy to effectively deal with the problem and eliminate the disease; specifically to reduce the white-tail deer population in the core Bovine TB area; and

WHEREAS, it is critical that this infectious disease be addressed immediately and whatever measures be taken to eliminate this problem as quickly and as efficiently as possible:

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we request the following:

  1. A significant reduction of free ranging white-tail deer and elk in the core area.
  2. Continued testing of cattle, white-tail deer, and elk in the Bovine TB management zone.
  3. Establish and utilize an Incident Command System that includes all involved agencies.
  4. The split state boundary decisions will keep the Bovine TB management zone as small as possible keeping resources focused to accelerate the timeline for the elimination of Bovine TB in both livestock and white-tail deer populations.
  5.  The split state boundary decisions will include input from necessary agencies and county commissioners from Northwest Minnesota Area Counties.
  6. Funding be available to livestock producers in the Bovine TB management zone to assist with fencing around feeding areas and stored forage crops.
  7. Funding be available to livestock producers in the Bovine TB management zone for herd buy-out programs.

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

Development Specialist Laurie Kramka and Tiffany Fettig, Business Loan Consultant with Headwaters Regional Development met with the board to review and assist in the Lake of the Woods County Business Loan/Subsidy Application.    With time constraints, the board will set a Committee of the Whole Meeting at a later date to complete the application process.

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board requesting approval of the initial Plat of Rivers Edge Estate for Rick Amundson & Scott Olmstead.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the initial Plat of Rivers Edge Estate for Rick Amundson & Scott Olmstead (O&A LLC) on Outlots A and B of Brooks Farm Subdivision, less deed tract in Section 1, Twp 161N, R 32W with the conditions set for by the subcommittee as identified and by the Planning Commission which, is on file in the office of the Land and Water Planning Office.  Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund presented the Proposed Fee Schedule for PUD’s/Subdivisions/CIC’s for his office.

Motion by Commissioner Moorman to increase the fee schedule of the Land and Water Planning Office for CIC’s to $400.00 and per Lot/Unit’s at $50.00 effective March 25, 2008.  Seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund presented two proposed bills that were submitted to the legislatures.  HF3991/SF3712 for Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability foundation water quality referral to the International Joint Commissioner requested by resolution, which the board supports, but, HF3691 for Rainy/Lake of the Woods Watershed task force established and management plan required, funding provided, and money appropriated, Commissioner Todd Beckel will contact Representative Anzelc to find out what this bill is about. Josh requested approval for a donation for the Area VIII Envirothon which will be held on April 23, 2008.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to donate $100.00 to the Area VIII Envirothon with the funds from the Land and Water Planning dedicated fund.  Seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried with Commissioner Moorman abstaining from voting.

Probation Officer, Kristen Beckel met with the board requesting authorization to have a designated account set up with the county for Probation Fees.

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to authorize County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid to designate an account within the Revenue Fund for Probation fees.  Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Court Administrator, Carol Clauson and Interim County Attorney, Michelle Moren met with the board to discuss the State budget cuts and the concerns of the possibility of closing the Lake of the Woods District Court. 

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to request Interim County Attorney, Michelle Moren to assist in drafting a letter of concern of the possibility of the closing the Lake of the Woods District Court and authorize, Chairman Bredeson to sign.  Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

The meeting was called to recess at 12:05 p.m. and reconvened at 1:00 p.m. as follows:

The board discussed the following topics:  Northern Excellence request of funds and placed this on the April 22, 2008 board agenda for further discussion; the request from the Northwest Angle residents concerning of Pine Creek Harbor.  The board  requested County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid to draft a letter to the Army Corps of Engineer; REAL ID, Commissioner Arnesen will check with Senator Coleman’s office.

The board discussed the City of Baudette Law Enforcement Contract public hearing set for April 2, 2008.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to postpone the April 2, 2008 public hearing with a future date to be determined.  Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

The board discussed the Tower Lease.  The board requested the Interim County Attorney, Michelle Moren to write another letter.

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

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the claims against the county as follows:.

                                                Revenue                      $          34,587.26

                                                Road & Bridge           $             9,802.84

                                                County Development  $                746.00      

                                                Solid Waste                 $           13,972.00$59,108.10

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

WARRANTS APPROVED ON  3/25/2008 FOR PAYMENT  3/28/2008

      AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME                                                  AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME

          665.83 AMERICAN SOLUTIONS                                           440.00 BLUE MAXX RECYCLING

        2454.82 CARLSON REPAIR INC                                            1234.35 CDW GOVERNMENT, INC

        2566.03 CO-OP SERVICES, INC.                                           4368.57 DELL MARKETING, LP

      10672.00 DHS – MOOSE LAKE CODE 462                               394.86 JOEL HANSON

          615.23 HAWTHORN INN/SUITES/BAXTER                        7027.12 JAKE’S QUALITY TIRE INC

        6516.63 LAKES GAS CO.                                                         300.00 PAT LECLAIRE ELECTRIC (DBA)

          301.28 LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICE OF MN                     381.85 SCOTT MCKAY

        1005.00 MN COUNTIES COMPUTER CO-OP                        1477.50 MN COUNTIES INFORMATION SYSTEM

          375.00 MN OFFICE OF ENTERPRISE TECHNO                  5554.49 LAW MOREN

        1477.99 NORTHWEST ANGLE&ISLAND FREIGHT              746.00 RINKE-NOONAN

          614.88 RODERICK RONE JR                                                  319.50 SHOOTING STAR CASINO, HOTEL

          509.00 SIMPLEX                                                                    479.03 WILLIAM SINDELIR

        1358.30 SOFTREE TECHNICAL SYSTEMS INC                   1661.40 SOFTWARE HOUSE INTERNATIONAL,

        1341.97 GEORGE SWENTIK                                                   630.00 UNIVERSITY OF MN

          621.80 WEST GROUP

28 PAYMENTS LESS THAN  $300       2,997.67

FINAL TOTAL     $59,108.10

Further moved to authorize the payment of auditor’s warrants as follows:

                                                March 12, 2008           $           46,979.30

                                                March 12, 2008           $           70,849.84

                                                March 18, 2008           $           13,772.77

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

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid informed the board of the Road Inventory cost for Rinke Noonan.  He informed the board of the motion that was made on March 13, 2007 allocating $10,000 for this project and as of today the balance is 790.73.

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve an additional amount for anticipated legal cost up to $5,000 with the funding from the economic development fund for the Lake of the Woods County Road Inventory to be paid to Rinke Noonan Law Firm whom Lake of the Woods County hired for this project.  Seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid requested approval for Lawful Gambling Activity and Premises permit application for the Baudette Area Arena.

The following Resolution was proposed by Commissioner Patty Beckel and moved for adoption:

A Resolution Approving a Lease for Lawful Gambling Activity and Premises permit Application

Resolution No. 2008-03-03

WHEREAS, the Baudette Area Arena of Baudette has submitted a lease for lawful gambling activity and a premises permit application for Minnesota Lawful Gambling to be conducted at the following establishments: Zippel Bay Resort, 6080 39th St NW, unorganized township of Zippel; Wigwam Resort, 2714 Wigwam Loop NW, unorganized township of Wheeler; Cyrus Resort, 3298 Cyrus Rd NW, unorganized township of Wheeler; Ballard’s Resort, 3314 Bur Oak Rd NW, unorganized township of Wheeler; Randall’s Resort, 3314 Bur Oak Rd NW, unorganized township of Wheeler, Adrian’s Resort, 3362 Red Oak Rd NW, unorganized township of Wheeler; Borderview Resort, 3409 St Hwy 172 NW, unorganized township of Wheeler, Ken-Mar-Ke Resort, 3147 Ken-Mar-Ke Dr NW, unorganized township of Wheeler; Morris Point Resort,3812 42nd Ave NW, unorganized township of Wheeler; Schuster’s Resort, 3140 State Hwy 172 NW, unorganized township of Wheeler; Riverview Resort, 2811 Riverview Dr, unorganized township of Wheeler, Oak Harbor Golf course, 2805 24th St. NW, unorganized township of Wabanica; Rosalie’s Restaurant and Lounge,1229 Main W, within the City of Baudette; all located in Lake of the Woods County.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners hereby approves said applications for submission to the Minnesota Gambling Control Board.

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

The Commissioners discussed the possibility of adding another vehicle to the motor pool.  This was sent to the Motor Pool committee for their recommendation.

Chairman Bredeson informed the board that the letter  Paul Colson was assisting with on the minnow issue at the Northwest Angle has not been received.

The board discussed the following committee reports with no board action:  Trail’s, Radio Board, WACA Rules and Area of Aging.

Lee Hancock pursuant to Minn. Statue§164.08 (Cartways) met with the board requesting that Lake of the Woods County Board establish a cartway in the NE1/4 SW1/4, NW1/4 SE/4, SW1/4 NE1/4, SE1/4 NW1/4, in Sec 1, T- 158, R- 31, West of the 5th Principal Meridian.

Correspondence from Warroad Activities Department, Mar-Kit Sanitary Landfill was acknowledged.

With no further business before the board, Chairman Bredeson called the meeting to recess at 2:40 p.m.

Attest:                                                                         Approved:       April 8, 2008

____________________________                            _____________________________

John W. Hoscheid, County Auditor                           Kim Bredeson, Chairman

March, 2007

Commissioner Proceedings

March 13, 2007

The Lake of the Woods County Board met in regular session on Tuesday, March 13, 2007, in the Commissioners’ Room in the Lake of the Woods County Government Center with the following members present:  Commissioners Patty Beckel, Moorman, Arnesen and Bredeson.  Chairman Todd Beckel was absent due to other obligations for the county. Also present was Deputy Auditor Janet Rudd, Penny Mio Hirst and John Oren. Vice Chairman Bredeson called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Motion by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the agenda with the following addition:  Leadership Training and remove Maintenance from the agenda. Remove travel for Philip Miller on March 15 and 23 from the consent agenda. Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

Motion by Commissioner Arnesen to approve the consent agenda as follows: Travel for  Philip Miller on March 16 to St. Paul for MCAA Board of Director’s meeting; Shelley Phillippe on April 9-10 to Brainerd for Claims and Collections training. Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

Motion by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the February 27, 2007 minutes.  Seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler met with the board to request approval of claims and give an overview of the Lake of the Woods Children and Families Collaborative for the year 2006.

Motion by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the claims against the county:

Commissioner warrants $23,231.24

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

Nancy explained the Lake of the Woods Children and Families Collaborative was formed to enhance existing services, create and fund new services and coordinate opportunities in both prevention activities and intervention services.  The following programs received collaborative funds in 2006:  Lake of the Woods School Social Worker, SELF, Young Parents Plus, Youth Education on Drug and Alcohol Use, Reading/Math Camp, School Nursing Prevention and Intervention Services, Parenting Education and Youth Skill Development/Elementary School Social Worker.

Jim Courneya from Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Mike Hirst, Feedlot Officer for Lake of the Woods County met with the board to discuss the possibility of adopting a Feedlot Ordinance for the County.  At this time, Lake of the Woods County runs under the State Ordinance.

The consensus of the board was to have the Land Use Committee and the Soil and Water Conservation District  look into the Feedlot Ordinance.

The meeting was called to recess at 10:04 a.m. and reconvened at 10:10 a.m. as follows:

Deputy Auditor, Lorene Hanson met with the board and requested approval for claims, discussed the request for funding from MN Small Business Development, Warroad Community Education and a letter from the Rinke Noonan Law Office on the anticipated legal cost for the  road inventory that the county requested the law firm to complete.

Motion by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the claims against the county as follows:

                                                Revenue                       $  29,602.21

                                                Road & Bridge $172,718.43

                                                Co. Development         $       200.00

                                                Solid Waste                  $ 12,193.79

                                                                                    $214,714.43

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

WARRANTS APPROVED ON  3/13/2007 FOR PAYMENT  3/16/2007

        AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME                                                 AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME

          371.52 AMERI PRIDE LINEN & APPAREL SE                            709.19 ARROW PRINTING

        2039.32 AUTO VALUE                                                          58041.82 BERT’S TRUCK EQUIPMENT OF MOOR

          308.21 CANON FINANCIAL SERVICES                                   500.00 CMRS-FP

        5577.54 CO-OP SERVICES, INC.                                               722.52 CONSTRUCTION BULLETIN

          300.20 FRONTIER PRECISION INC                                           371.17 THEODORE FURBISH

          560.52 HOLTE IMPLEMENT, INC                                            1427.86 HOWARD’S OIL COMPANY

          420.29 HSBC BUSINESS SOLUTIONS                                     780.12 LAKE OF THE WOODS FOODS

          583.23 LAKE ROAD DIESEL INC                                             351.09 LOCATORS SUPPLIES INC

          450.00 LOW HIGHWAY DEPT                                                 376.81 LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICE OF MN

        8619.30 MAR-KIT LANDFILL                                                     463.50 METRO FORMS, INC

        2761.77 MN COUNTIES COMPUTER CO-OP                              375.00 MN OFFICE OF ENTERPRISE TECHNO

      13772.64 MN STATE DEPT-CORRECTION                                   521.60 JEROME MOLINE

          335.93 OFFICE DEPOT                                                            819.51 PRO MAC MANUFACTURING LTD

          895.80 LESLIE PULLAR                                                           898.56 R & Q TRUCKING, INC

          870.86 REED’S SPORTING GOODS                                       2000.00 RESERVE ACCOUNT

          884.60 RTVISION INC                                                              334.14 SHERATON BLOOMINGTON HOTEL,

          396.19 T R JOBBING                                                               572.26 TONY DORN, INC.

          307.16 TRUE VALUE                                                           98205.19 TWIN CITIES MACK & VOLVO TRUCK

          645.60 VOYAGEURS COMMUNICATIONS, INC                     1856.23 WOODY’S SERVICE

41 PAYMENTS LESS THAN  $300       5,287.18

FINAL TOTAL   $214,714.43

Further moved to authorize the payment of auditor’s warrants as follows:

                                                            February 27, 2007       $ 38,134.43    

                                                March 1,       2007       $    6,920.00

                                                March 5,       2007       $113,217.82

                                                March 7,       2007       $  29,933.73

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

Motion by Commissioner Arnesen to contribute to the Minnesota Small Business Development Center $500.00 (partner level) per year, for the years of 2008, 2009 and 2010, with the funding from the Economic Development account. Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

Motion by Commissioner Arnesen to table the request from the Warroad Community Education Director for $998.00 until the March 27 meeting.  Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

Motion by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the anticipated legal cost of up to $10,000 with the funding from the unallocated account for the Lake of the Woods County Road Inventory to be paid to Rinke Noonan Law Firm whom Lake of the Woods County hired for this project.  Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

County Sheriff, Dallas Block met with the board requesting approval for the 2007 Annual Boat and Water Safety grant.

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

A Resolution Authorizing the Annual Boat and Water Safety Grant

Resolution 07-03-01

WHEREAS, under the provisions of M.S.86B.105, the Sheriff of each county is required to carry out the provisions of Chapter 86B, and the boat and water safety rules promulgated by the Commissioner.

WHEREAS, M.S. Section 86b.701 and the MN Rules provided for the allocation of funds by the Commissioner to assist in the funding of the Sheriff’s duties.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Vice Chairman, Auditor and Sheriff are hereby authorized to execute the annual county boat and water safety agreement, for the period of January 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008 in the amount of $6,580.

Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

Commissioner Moorman spoke about the Strategic Planning Session the county held on February 28, felt that this was a worthwhile training, and would like to see more leadership training programs held.

The board discussed the GIZIIBII member- at- large per diem, which was tabled from the March 13th meeting.

Motion by Commissioner Arnesen to authorize the per diem of $40.00 plus mileage for the member- at- large appointed to the GIZIIBII Committee for Lake of the Woods County to attend the regional meetings.  Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

DNR Wild Life Manager, Jeff Dittrich met with the board to discuss the Bernard land acquisition, which was tabled from the February 27, 2007 meeting. The board requested that the DNR explore the possibility of a like value of land exchange with the county.

Motion by Commissioner Patty Beckel to deny the request from Mr. Bernard for a land acquisition with the DNR based upon the county policy of “NO NET LOSS” that was adopted on December 23, 1997.  Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

Commissioner Bredeson and Patty Beckel discussed issues that were discussed at the Department Head meeting with no action were:  Technology fund and the Commissioners’ Room usage (this was sent to the Building Committee).

The meeting was called to recess at 11:22 p.m. and reconvened at 12:34 a.m. as follows:

Public Works Director, Bruce Hasbargen met with the board.

Motion by Commissioner Arnesen to authorize the County Public Works Director to hire the following part-time/temporary seasonal help and to advertise for same:

  • Intermediate Equipment Operators
  • Engineering Technician/Laborers

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

Motion by Commissioner Patty Beckel to table the request for approval of the part time/temporary seasonal help for a step increase until the March 27, 2007 meeting. Seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

Motion by Commissioner Arnesen to award the bid for SAP 39-601-26, SAP 39-623-03, SAP 39-626-04, SAP 39-639-02, School #390 Access Road & Public Works Parking Lot, Bituminous Surfacing, to the lowest responsible bidder, North Star Materials, Inc. of  Bemidji, MN, in the amount of  $1,374,702.64. Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

Bruce discussed the construction of the salt/storage facility with the board.  He informed them that the quote he received from Wheeler Lumber for a 16’ High Structure would cost approximately $89,995, which does not include labor, bituminous, service doors, electrical work, concrete pads below the posts, temporary bracing, or any site preparation.  Bruce estimated the additional cost would be approximately $62,000.

Bruce discussed the prototype Caterpillar motor grader that the Highway Department has been field-testing since February of 2006.  The operators have evaluated the new joystick controls, cab improvements, and overall operation of this new grader. The Caterpillar Product Support and Engineering Teams at Decatur has requested that our staff meet with them and give feedback on the prototype motor grader.

Motion by Commissioner Arnesen to authorize Jeff Pelland, John Craig, Lee Hancock, Mike Anderson, Craig Slick, Todd Fadness and Bob Peterson to travel to Decatur, Illinois to give a presentation on the operation and maintenance of the Cat 140M field follow motor grader. Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote was duly carried.

Minnesota Counties Insurance Trust Account Executive, Gail Sater met with the board and gave the 2007 member report to the board.

Public Works Director, Bruce Hasbargen met with the board to review the 2006 budgets for Solid Waste and Highway.

With no further business with the board, Vice Chairman Bredeson called the meeting to recess at 3:25 p.m.

Attest:                                                              Approved:  March 28, 2007    

_____________________________              ___________________________________

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

 

 

Commissioners’ Proceedings

March 20, 2007

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at the Angle Inlet School, Angle Inlet, with the following members present:  Commissioners Arnesen, Todd Beckel, Patty Beckel, Moorman and Bredeson.  Others present on behalf of the County were:  County Engineer Bruce Hasbargen, County Land & Water Planning Director Josh Stromlund and County Auditor John W. Hoscheid. Also present were area residents: Paul Colson, Karen Colson, George Risser and Deb Kellerman. Chairman Todd Beckel called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Motion by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the agenda.  Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

County Engineer Bruce Hasbargen discussed the issue of applying calcium chloride on the Canadian portion of the road to the NWA.  He stated that the Canadian Department of Transportation would do the work and Lake of the Woods County would pay for the cost if requested.  This would be for the approximately 10-mile section and at an approximate cost of $1,000 per mile.  Bruce was going to find out additional information and report back to the board.

Commissioners Arnesen and Todd Beckel gave an update on the meetings regarding right of way for the road and utilities that have been held with the DNR, Red Lake Band and County Officials.

County Land & Water Planning Director Josh Stromlund updated the Board of Commissioners on the sewer disposal and possible site when the snow has melted.

Deb Kellerman updated the Board of Commissioners on passports and requested the Board of Commissioners to continue to pursue the funding of the cell towers.

DNR representative, Pegg Julson gave a presentation on fire wise protection with discussion following.

County Auditor John W Hoscheid presented a Strategic Planning Retreat proposal by Don Salverda to the County Board of Commissioners.  This was discussed and tabled for a future meeting.

There being no further business before the Board, Chairman Todd Beckel called the meeting in recess at 12:00 p.m.    

Attest: ______________________________             Approved: ____________________

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

Commissioner Proceedings

March 27, 2007

The Lake of the Woods County Board met in regular session on Tuesday, March 27, 2007, in the Commissioners’ Room in the Lake of the Woods County Government Center with the following members present:  Commissioners Patty Beckel, Moorman, Arnesen Todd Beckel and Bredeson.   Also present was Deputy Auditor Janet Rudd, Penny Mio Hirst and John Oren. Chairman Todd Beckel called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Motion by Commissioner Bredeson to approve the agenda with the following addition:  Travel for John W. Hoscheid to St. Paul on March 27-28 for AMC Legislative Conference, Holly House to St. Cloud on May 2-3 for an Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP); lost warrant for Northern Light, Lutheran Social Service Nutrition Program; Capricia Matthias request for funds; Tom Kratzke- Bostic Creek update; cormorants; minnows; LUP Lands; WACA; ditch pilot project/road inventory. Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

Motion by Commissioner Bredeson to approve the consent agenda as follows: Travel for Holly House on April 23-27 to Brooklyn Park for Mass Casualty Training and May 2-3 for HSEEP training. Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

Motion by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the March 13 and 20, 2007 minutes.  Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler met with the board to request approval of claims, lost warrant, Lutheran Social Service Nutrient Check and to certify Mental Health Supervisor off probation and request a step increase.

Motion by Commissioner Bredeson to approve the claims against the county:

Commissioner warrants $39,574.02

Seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

Motion by Commissioner Moorman to approve the Mental Health Supervisor off probation and approve a one-step increase on the compensation plan effective March 18, 2007. Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

Motion by Commissioner Bredeson to deposit the reimbursement check for $550.68 from Lutheran Social Services Nutrient Project into the designated reserve account for the Brink Center.  Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

Motion by Commissioner Arnesen to approve the application and affidavit for lost warrant for the Northern Light dated October 18, 2006, without furnishing an indemnifying bond.  Seconded by Commissioner Bredeson and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board and requested approval for claims, discussed the 2006 Deputy Registrar Reviews, Lake of the Woods Drifters Snowmobile Club request to donate to Sheriff’s posse, motor pool expense, approval of set-up license for Ships Wheel Resort and resolutions for sponsorship of snowmobile trails

Motion by Commissioner Bredeson to approve the claims against the county as follows:

                                                            Revenue                       $  27,906.64

                                                Road & Bridge $     3,141.11

                                                Solid Waste                  $        471.85

                                                                                    $  31,519.60

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

WARRANTS APPROVED ON  3/27/2007 FOR PAYMENT  3/30/2007

       AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME                                                    AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME

          445.79 AMERICAN SOLUTIONS FOR BUSINES                       487.93 CREATIVE FORMS & CONCEPTS INC

      10599.50 DELL MARKETING, LP                                                 520.95 HOLLACE HOUSE

          818.33 LIBERTY BUSINESS SYSTEMS, INC                          1472.50 MN COUNTIES INFORMATION SYSTEM

        1650.00 NEW HORIZONS MINNESOTA                                   1725.30 PITT & QUARRY SUPPLIES, INC

        1699.50 LESLIE PULLAR                                                           506.41 SIMPLEX

        7984.32 SOFTWARE HOUSE INTERNATIONAL,                       515.08 WEST GROUP

27 PAYMENTS LESS THAN  $300       3,093.99

FINAL TOTAL     $31,519.60

Further moved to authorize the payment of auditor’s warrants as follows:

                                                                March 14, 2007     $66,944.37

Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

John went over the 2006 Deputy Registrar Review for which the office received a one (excellent rating) from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.  The county board congratulates Deputy Registrar/Deputy Auditor Janet E. Rudd, Deputy Auditor Darren Olson and Deputy Auditor Dale Boretski for a job well done.

Lake of the Woods Drifter Club requested permission to donate $1,500 to the Lake of the Woods Sheriff’s Posse to purchase emergency search and rescue equipment.

Motion by Commissioner Moorman to accept the donation of $1,500 from the Lake of the Woods Drifters Club to Lake of the Woods Sheriff’s Posse to purchase emergency search and rescue equipment.  Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

John presented the 2006-year end Motor Pool Expenses to the board.

Motion by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the Set-up permit to Ships Wheel Resort from April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008 and authorized County Auditor John W. Hoscheid to sign and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Alcohol & Gambling Enforcement Division to issue the permit.  Seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

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

Resolution No. 07-03-01

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 NW Angle Islands maintenance of snowmobile trails managed by Northwest Angle Edge Riders.

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.

Seconded by Commissioner Bredeson and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

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

Resolution No. 07-03-02

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 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.

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

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

Resolution No. 07-03-03

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 Border Trails maintenance of snowmobile trails managed by Border Trails.

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.

Seconded by Commissioner Arnesen 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. 07-03-04

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 BISF SECTION 3 maintenance of snowmobile trails managed by Border Trails.

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.

Seconded by Commissioner Bredeson and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

Chairman Todd Beckel brought before the table (tabled from the March 13 meeting) Warroad Community Education’s request for financial support for $988.00 (based on the number of participants from the summer of 2006) for children who participate in the Warroad Community Education, (live in District 390). The board requested that a letter be sent informing Warroad Community Education, Lake of the Woods County does not fund Community Education elsewhere.

Public Works Director, Bruce Hasbargen met with the board to request a step increase for seasonal help, to set the annual road tour date and inform the board that the Mar-Kit- Sanitary Landfill Annual meeting will be held on April 11, 2007  at the Pizza Ranch in Roseau at 11:30 a.m.

Motion by Commissioner Arnesen to grant returning seasonal help on to step and one additional step on the part-time compensation plan.  Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

Motion by Commissioner Patty Beckel to set May 15, as the date for the Lake of the Woods County annual road tour.  Seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

The meeting was called to recess at 10:08 a.m. and reconvened at 10:12 a.m. as follows:

The Commissioners discussed the following topics with no action:  LUP Lands, Wetlands, minnows and Head Waters Financing Committee.

Capricia Matthias met with the board requesting funding to attend the Congressional Youth Leadership Council.  No board action was taken.

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board.

Motion by Commissioner Patty Beckel to accept from Mike Reed the application to plat the SE1/4 of Sec. 20, TWP 162N, R-32W, Morris Point Estates. Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

Motion by Commissioner Bredeson to approve the county designating the required match up to $25,000 for the Challenge Grant proposal.  Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

Tom Kratzke discussed with the board “Bostic Creek” issues.

The Commissioners discussed the Strategic Planning and acknowledge the letters were received from the Department Heads.  The consensus of the board was to move forward with the planning and get dates when they could meet again.  Commissioner Moorman and County Auditor John W. Hoscheid will work on this.

Maintenance Supervisor, Matt Mickelson met with the board to discuss the window repairs and the sidewalk to be poured between the Government Center North and the County Government Center. The consensus of the board was to have the windows replaced this year and referred project over to the building committee.

Motion by Commissioner Arnesen to accept the lowest bid of $1,500 from GM Construction for the sidewalk between the Government Center North Building and the Government Center.  Seconded by Commissioner Bredeson and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried.

The County Board set a special meeting for April 17, 2007, at 10: 00 a.m. for a Meet and Greet Meeting with the Department of Natural Resources Regional Management Teams.

The Commissioner discussed the motion from the March 13, 2007, for the anticipated legal cost of the Road Inventory to be paid to Rinke Noonan Law Firm. The board wants the money to come from the economic development fund, not the unallocated fund.

With no further business with the board, Chairman Todd Beckel called the meeting to recess at 12:05 p.m.

Attest:                                                              Approved:  April 10, 2007

_____________________________              ___________________________________

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