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COUNTY BOARD

December 14, 2021

 DECEMBER 14, 2021

The Lake of The Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Lake of the Woods County Government Center in the Commissioners’ Room.

CALL TO ORDER

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

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Ed Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Buck Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the agenda with the following changes: Add:2022 Giziibii Membership Contributions, Affidavit of Lost Warrant, Public Works-Credit Card Request, Opioid Memorandum of Agreement, Correspondence-MCIT Excellence Award, and Move Dr. Retention to afternoon.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Buck Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the official and summarized minutes of November 30, 2021 with changes.

SOCIAL SERVICES

Claims

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Ed Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve the following claims: Commissioners Warrants $13,300.41; Commissioners Warrants $2,746.52; Commissioners Warrants $18,015.19.

Approval of Children’s Mental Health Screening Grant

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Ed Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the Children’s Mental Health Screening Grant and for Chair Joe Grund and Social Services Director Amy Ballard to sign the same.

Contract For Purchase of Services-Minnesota CEP

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Buck Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the agreement with Rural Minnesota CEP, Inc for Minnesota family investment program-including Diversionary Work Program services and for Chair Joe Grund and Social Services Director Amy Ballard to sign the same.

Appointment of County Auditor/Treasurer

Resolution

The following resolution was offered by Commissioner Ed Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously the following:

RESOLUTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF THE OFFICE OF 

AUDITOR-TREASURER

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-12-01

WHEREAS; Minn. Stat. 375A.1205 allows a County Board to appoint certain offices including the County Auditor-Treasurer; and 

WHEREAS; the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners recognizes the benefit to having appointed persons in the position of the County Auditor-Treasurer because it promotes efficiency and consistency of County business with individuals qualified to oversee a broad spectrum of complex issues within the Auditor-Treasurer’s Office; and 

WHEREAS; the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners wants to ensure that the individual holding this position possesses the skills and/or experience necessary to properly carry out the responsibilities of this position; and

WHEREAS; pursuant to Minn. Stat. 375A.1205, Subd. 1, the County Board will appoint a County Auditor-Treasurer under circumstances that there is a signed contract with the County Board and incumbent Auditor-Treasurer and that the incumbent officer will be appointed to the position and retain tenure, pay, and benefits equal to or greater than length of service; and

WHEREAS; in accordance with Minn Statute 375A.1205, Subd. 6, a proposed resolution notifying the public of its intent to appoint the Auditor-Treasurer as described above was published for two consecutive weeks in its official publication; and

WHEREAS; the meeting with the public hearing was held on November 9, 2021, provided an opportunity for public comment.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that pursuant to Minn Statute 375A.1205, the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners hereby adopts this resolution, and the office of the County Auditor-Treasurer shall be an appointed position, and filled by a signed contract with the incumbent Auditor-Treasurer effective January 1, 2022.

Set Work Session

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously, by roll call, to set a work session for the Auditor/Treasurer position contract with Kristi Hastings for December 30th, 2021.

Meeting Change

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Ed Arnesen and carried unanimously to change the next board meeting date from December 28, 2021 to December 30, 2021.

GIZIIBII Membership Contributions

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Ed Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Buck Nordlof and carried unanimously to pay the contribution fee in the amount of $300.00 for 2022 GIZIIBII Membership.

Affidavit of Lost Warrant

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the Lost Warrant Application and Affidavit for Vendor# 5735 in the amount of $386.40.

Public Works-Credit Card

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Buck Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the issuance of a County credit card to Christina Pierce, Public Works Deputy Accountant, in the amount of $1500.00. 

Sheriff 

I-Mobile Contract

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Buck Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the renewal of the I-Mobile Contract for computer systems and for Chair Joe Grund and Sheriff Gary Fish to sign the same.

AirMed Contract

Tami Evavold, the representative for AirMed Services, joined the meeting by phone and spoke with the board about the benefits of the existing contract between AirMed and Lake of the Woods County.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Ed Arnesen, seconded by Buck Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the renewal of the AirMed Contract Agreement for 2022 and for Chair Joe Grund to sign the same.

Jim Meikle

Jim Meikle came to the board with concerns he has about an Easement on his property. His concerns are mainly with the building and the trees that occupy the area. He would like the board to consider saving certain trees that he has marked. The board will consider his requests and no action will be taken at this time.

Public Works

Highway 

Public Works Director A.J. Pirkl gave an update on the refurbishment of a motor grader. He informed the board that it came with a warranty and looks brand new other than the tires.

Solid Waste

Public Works Director A.J. Pirkl informed the board that various resorts are requesting the use of the Keep It Clean dumpsters during the Winter season. They discussed a cost of $10.00 for rental of these dumpsters.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Ed Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve the use of the Keep It Clean dumpsters by Resorts with a $10.00 rental fee. 

EV Charging Stations

Commissioner Jason Sjoblom of Koochiching County, and Mike Hanson of Koochiching County presented to the board the idea of Electric Vehicle charging stations along Hwy 11. They would like to form a Northern Coalition to lead the change towards becoming more Electric friendly. They believe this is the direction most areas are heading and would like the County to appoint someone to be a representative in the Coalition. The board will add this to their organizational meeting in January. No action was taken at this time. 

Public Hearing

Cartway Peter R. Jones

Motion

Motion was made at 11:17a.m. by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Buck Nordlof and carried unanimously to close the regular meeting and open the Public Hearing for the Peter R. Jones Cartway.

Cartway Review

The Board was joined by Timothy Lyon, Terry Brown, Attorney Steve Anderson, County Attorney James Austad, Glenn Borgen, Gloriann Fischer, Jeff Hovde, Anthony Pirkl, Chad Conner, Pat Derosier, Jim Etterman, and Robert Hopwood to discuss the best location for the Cartway and if any damage fees would be needed. Different options for location were presented and the original petition was used for reference. 

Recess

A brief recess took place at 12:14p.m. and reconvened at 12:30p.m. 

Easement Agreement

Mr. Lyon informed the board that he would be willing to sign an Easement document after it is reviewed by an Attorney. If Mr. Lyon signs the Easement, the Cartway will be dismissed. No further action will be taken at this time.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Ed Arnesen and carried unanimously to close the Public Hearing and open the regular meeting with a continuation of the Public Hearing set for January 11th, 2022 at 11:00a.m.

Louis Taylor

Louis Taylor came to the board with a request to be able to build a sewer system on his lot after his application was denied. Land & Water Director Josh Stromlund informed Mr. Taylor that the land had been split into six lots creating an issue with the ability to approve his application. In order for this to be approved he would need to take the remaining six lots and form one single ownership. At this time Mr. Taylor is unsure if that would be a possibility and would like the board to consider other options to allow him to build a proper sewer system. The board took no action at this time.

Recess

A brief recess took place at 1:15p.m. and returned at 1:25p.m. to continue the meeting.

Lakewood Health

Motion

Dr. Retention

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Buck Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve, contingent upon legal approval, the Dr. Retention Agreement between Lake of the Woods County and Lakewood Health Center effective October 1, 2021, for three years, unless earlier terminated by written notice by the County, for employed Physicians in the amount of $10,000 per year and $5,000 per year per employed advanced practice clinician, not to exceed $45,000 per year; and to authorize County Board Chair, Joe Grund, County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson and County Attorney, James Austad to sign the same.

Approval of Community Health Services Agreement

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Ed Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the Purchase of Service Agreement for Community Health Services between Lake of the Woods County and Lakewood Health Center and for County Board Chair Joe Grund and County Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson to sign the same.

Opioid Settlement Agreement

Resolution

The following resolution was offered by Commissioner Ed Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Buck Nordlof and carried unanimously the following:

RESOLUTION FOR OPIOID SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

RESOLUTION NO 2021-12-02

Authorizing county staff to execute all necessary documents to ensure County participation in the multistate settlements relating to opioid distributors and manufacturers, and in the Minnesota Opioids State-Subdivision Memorandum of Agreement, and declaring support for an amendment to Minn. Stat. § 256.043, subd. 3(d).

WHEREAS, the State of Minnesota and numerous Minnesota cities and counties are engaged in nationwide civil litigation against manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids related to the opioid crisis; and

WHEREAS, the Minnesota Attorney General has signed on to multistate settlement agreements with several pharmaceutical distributors, McKesson, Cardinal Health, and AmerisourceBergen, as well as opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson, but those settlement agreements are still subject to sign-on by local governments and final agreement by the companies and approval by the courts; and 

WHEREAS, there is a deadline of January 2, 2022, for a sufficient threshold of Minnesota cities and counties to sign on to the above-referenced multistate settlement agreements, and failure to timely sign on may diminish the amount of funds received by not only that city or county but by all Minnesota cities and counties from the settlement funds; and

WHEREAS, representatives of Minnesota’s local governments, the Office of the Attorney General, and the State of Minnesota have reached agreement on the intrastate allocation of these settlement funds between the State, and the counties and cities, as well as the permissible uses of these funds, which will be memorialized in the Minnesota Opioids State-Subdivision Memorandum of Agreement (the “State-Subdivision Agreement”); and 

WHEREAS, during negotiations of the State-Subdivision Agreement, representatives of Minnesota’s counties prioritized flexibility in how local governments may use settlement funds for opioids abatement and remediation and advocated for counties to receive settlement allocations directly rather than using the distribution mechanism detailed in Minn. Stat. § 256.043, subd. 3(d); and  

WHEREAS, in order to achieve the goals of flexibility and direct allocation, Minn. Stat. § 256.043, subd. 3(d), must be amended to remove a provision which would otherwise appropriate approximately 50 percent of the state’s settlement allocation to county social service agencies for statutorily-prescribed use(s); and

WHEREAS, the State-Subdivision Agreement creates an opportunity for local governments and the State to work collaboratively on a unified vision to deliver a robust abatement and remediation plan to address the opioid crisis in Minnesota; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, Lake of the Woods County supports and agrees to the State-Subdivision Agreement; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, Lake of the Woods County supports and opts in to the multistate settlements with McKesson, Cardinal Health, and AmerisourceBergen, and with Johnson & Johnson; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, Lake of the Woods County authorizes county staff to execute all necessary documents to ensure County participation in the multistate settlements, including the Participation Agreement and accompanying Release, and in the State-Subdivision Agreement; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, Lake of the Woods County, supports the amending of Minn. Stat. § 256.043, subd. 3(d), to remove a provision which would appropriate approximately 50 percent of the state’s settlement allocation to county social service agencies via the existing Opiate Epidemic Response Fund distribution mechanism for statutorily-prescribed use(s).

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Ed Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Buck Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the Opioid Memorandum Agreement.

MCIT

Correspondence

Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson informed the board that Lake of the Woods County received the Excellence award for Outstanding Experience In Workers’ Compensation from Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust presented December 6, 2021.

Auditor/Treasurer

Claims

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously, by roll call, to approve the claims against the County as follows: Revenue $66,453.80; Road & Bridge $87,627.93; County Development $200.00; Joint Ditch $600.00; Solid Waste $57,234.99; EDA $2,798.36.

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 12/14/2021 For Payment 12/17/2021

Vendor Name   Amount 

Baudette/City Of 5,000.00 

Cenex Co-Op Services, Inc. 13,762.58 

GM Construction Inc 18,000.00 

Government Management Group, Inc 3,750.00 

Hoffman, Philipp & Martell, PLLC 12,800.00 

Howard’s Oil Company 4,079.49 

Integris DBA 2,813.79 

Koochiching Co Treasurer 2,500.00 

Mar-Kit Landfill 11,154.25 

Marco Technologies LLC 2,311.48 

Mark Sand & Gravel Co. 37,047.50 

MN Counties Intergovernmental Trust 3,077.00 

Naylor Heating & Refrigeration LLC 14,093.01 

Pirkl/John 25,500.00 

Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc 4,151.50 

Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc 9,352.53 

University Of Mn 10,192.00 

WSB 3,075.50 

55 Payments less than 2000 32,254.45

Final Total: 214,915.08

Further moved to authorize the payment of the following auditor warrants: December 1,2021 for $57,835.99; December 1,2021 for $523,090.94 and December 7, 2021 for $43,000.22.

2022 Meeting Dates

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Buck Nordlof, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously, by roll call, to approve the following 2022 County Board Meeting Dates:

2022 LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY BOARD MEETING DATES

January

Tuesday, January 4  (Organizational Meeting)             9:00 a.m. Government Center, Commissioners Room

Tuesday, January 11 9:00 a.m. Government Center, Commissioners Room

Tuesday, January 25 9:00 a.m. Government Center, Commissioners Room

February

Tuesday, February 8 9:00 a.m. Government Center, Commissioners Room

Tuesday, February 22 8:15 a.m. Lake Of The Woods School

March

Tuesday, March 8 9:00 a.m. Government Center, Commissioners Room

Tuesday, March 22 9:00 a.m. Government Center, Commissioners Room

April

Tuesday, April 12 9:00 a.m. Government Center, Commissioners Room

Tuesday, April 26 9:00 a.m. Government Center, Commissioners Room

May

Tuesday, May 10 9:00 a.m. Government Center, Commissioners Room

Tuesday, May 24 9:00 a.m. Government Center, Commissioners Room

June

Tuesday, June 7 9:00 a.m. Government Center, Commissioners Room

Monday, June 13   6:00 p.m. Board Of Equalization

Tuesday, June 14 10:00 a.m. NWA

Tuesday, June 28 9:00 a.m. Government Center, Commissioners Room

July

Tuesday, July 12 9:00 a.m. Government Center, Commissioners Room

Tuesday, July 26 9:00 a.m. Government Center, Commissioners Room

August

Tuesday, August 16 9:00 a.m. Government Center, Commissioners Room

Tuesday, August 30 9:00 a.m. Government Center, Commissioners Room

September

Tuesday, September 13 9:00 a.m. Government Center, Commissioners Room

Tuesday, September 27 9:00 a.m. Government Center, Commissioners Room

October

Tuesday, October 11 9:00 a.m. Government Center, Commissioners Room

Tuesday, October 25 9:00 a.m. Government Center, Commissioners Room

November

Tuesday, November 15 9:00 a.m. Government Center, Commissioners Room

Tuesday, November 29 9:00 a.m. Government Center, Commissioners Room

December

Tuesday, December 13 9:00 a.m. Government Center, Commissioners Room

Tuesday, December 13 6:00 p.m. TNT MEETING

Thursday, December 29 9:00 a.m. Government Center, Commissioners Room

LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY BE ATTENDING THE FOLLOWING:

AMC JOINT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE: March 2-3 in St. Paul

AMC LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: March 30-April 1 in Nisswa

AMC DISTRICT 2 MEETING: UNKNOWN DATE May or June

AMC POLICY COMMITTEE: September 15-16 in Alexandria

AMC ANNUAL CONFERENCE: December 5-7 in Bloomington

 LAKE OF THE WOODS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY MEETINGS

Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners will be attending these meetings on the 2nd 

Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Room at the Government Center

Snowmobile Grant-In-Aid Program

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Ed Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Buck Nordlof and carried unanimously to authorize the FY 2022 Maintenance and Grooming Grants with the State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Snowmobile Grant-In-Aid Program for Northwest Angle Edgeriders in the amount of $54,727.54 and authorize Chair Joe Grund and County Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson to sign the same. 

Subrecipient Policy

County Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson presented the Subrecipient Procedures and Policy that is to be adopted by all counties for the use of federal funds received by the County. 

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Ed Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the Lake of the Woods County Subrecipient Policy for the use of federal funds.

Rehabilitation Housing Satisfaction

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Buck Nordlof, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve County Board Chair Joe Grund to sign the Satisfaction of Repayment Agreement for Robert A. Peterson and Sandra J. Peterson.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Ed Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve County Board Chair Joe Grund to sign the Satisfaction of Mortgage Agreement for Robert A. Peterson and Sandra J. Peterson.

Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Buck Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve County Board Chair Joe Grund to sign the Professional Services Agreement between TriMin Systems Inc. and the Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative for the maintenance and support of IFS.

Permission to Advertise for Legal Publishing Bids

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Buck Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve permission to advertise for Legal Publishing Bids for 2022.

Permission to Advertise RFP for New Banking Bids

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Ed Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve permission to advertise for RFP for New Banking Bids.

Human Resources

EDA Director Job Description

Human Resources Director Savanna Slick presented to the board the job description for the new EDA Director position for approval. 

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the job description for the new EDA Director position at Grade 13 points 305.

Permission to Advertise/Interview/Hire

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Buck Nordlof, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously by roll call to approve permission to advertise, interview and hire for the EDA Director position.

Con-Con Fund Application Review

Lake of the Woods County Development Year 2022

Baudette Arena Assoc- $10,000; Baudette Arena Assoc New- $40,000; Williams Arena Assoc- $7,000; Baudette Community Foundation-$10,000; Economic Dev-$10,000; Friends Against Abuse- $2,500; LOW Historical Society-$5,500; LOW Humane Society- $7,500; University of MN Extension- $2,000; Williams Sr Center- $7,500; Williams Public Library- $1,000; Joint Powers Natural Resources Board- $1,000; LOW School Trap Team- $3,000; LOW Sr Fishing-$1500, Rinke-Noonan-Retainer-Drainage- $2,400; St Louis County Aud- $2,000; Take A Kid Fishing- $1,000; Widseth Smith Nolting- $16,000; Auditing Fees- $1,000; Williams Potato Day-$1,000; Zippel Bay Friends-$2,500.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, Seconded by Commissioner Buck Nordlof and carried unanimously to make allocations to the above organizations from the Con-Con funds, Payable 2022.

Union Negotiations

Motion 

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Ed Arnesen and carried unanimously to close the regular meeting at 3:45p.m. and open the closed session pursuant to MN Statute 13D.03 Union Negotiations. 

The following were present: Commissioners:Joe Grund, Buck Nordlof, Cody Hasbargen, Jon Waibel, Ed Arnesen and County Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson and Human Resources Director Savanna Slick.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Buck Nordlof and carried unanimously to close the closed session at 4:00p.m. and open the regular meeting. 

Add To Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Ed Arnesen and carried unanimously to add the Pending Union Contract for Highway and Solid Waste to the agenda.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Buck Nordlof, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the Labor Agreement between Lake of the Woods County and International Union of Operating Engineers Local No 49 AFL-CIO / Highway Department effective January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Buck Nordlof, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the Labor Agreement between Lake of the Woods County and International Union of Operating Engineers Local No 49 AFL-CIO / Solid Waste Department effective January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024.

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 4:00p.m. and reconvened at 6:00p.m.

Truth In Taxation Meeting

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Buck Nordlof and carried unanimously to close the regular meeting and open the Public Hearing for Truth In Taxation meeting at 6:00p.m. Members present, Commissioners Joe Grund, Buck Nordlof, Cody Hasbargen, Jon Waibel, and Ed Arnesen. Others present, County Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson, County Assessor Mary Jo Otten, County Attorney James Austad, and Public Works Director Anthony Pirkl.

County Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson reviewed the 2022 Proposed County Levy at the Truth In Taxation Public Hearing. 

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Ed Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to close the public hearing and open the regular meeting at 6:50p.m.

Resolution

Resolution Adopting

Certified 2022 Budget and Tax Levy

Resolution   2021-12-03

The following Resolution was proposed and moved for adoption by Commissioner Jon Waibel:

WHEREAS, the Proposed County Budget for the year 2022 has been reviewed by the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners; and 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the following Proposed Budget and Tax Levy is hereby adopted for the Lake of the Woods County for 2022:

Revenue Fund $ 1,912,390

Road & Bridge Fund $    449,580

Social Services Fund $    603,935

Economic Development Authority Fund $60,000

2022 Proposed Budget and Tax Levy $ 3,025,905   

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following amounts be levied against the unorganized townships of Lake of the Woods County for 2022:

Twp Road & Bridge $   471,470* 

Twp Fire – Baudette $     25,000

Twp Fire – Williams $     16,274

Twp Fire – NW Angle $       6,500

Total $   519,244

2022

* $471,470 for Township Road & Bridge, includes $12,765 Admin of Township Roads (458,705+12,765=471,470)  

A public meeting to discuss the 2022 Proposed Budget and Tax Levy was held on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in the Lake of the Woods County Commissioners’ Room. 

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

RECESS

With no further business before the Board, Chairman Joe Grund called the meeting to recess at 6:55 p.m. 

Attest: December 30, 2021

______________________________ _________________________________

County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson Chairman Joe Grund