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COUNTY BOARD

February, 2015

Commissioner Proceedings

February 10, 2015

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 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, Ken Moorman, Patty Beckel, Ed Arnesen, Tom Hanson and Buck Nordlof.  Also present were: County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson, Deputy Auditor, Janet Rudd and Linwood “Woody” Fiala.

Approval of Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to approve the agenda with the following additions: exempt gambling permit, credit card approval, purchase of computer rack, SEH short term lease – boring update and HRDC housing survey.

Approval of Consent Agenda

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the consent agenda as follows: Travel for Brock Stebakken to Duluth on April 1 for MPCA HHW Safety & Health; Barry Bailey, Todd Canfield and Ted Furbish to Bagley on March 18 for MPCA HHW Safety & Health Refresher training; Todd Canfield to Willmar on April14-16 for MPCA HHW Safety & Health Initial training.

Approval of Minutes

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Hanson and carried unanimously to approve the official and summarized minutes of January 27, 2015.

Auditor/Treasurer

Claims

County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson met with the board requesting approval of claims:

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the claims against the county as follows:

                                                Revenue                      $ 90,399.85

                                                Road & Bridge           $ 29,903.85  

                                                Co. Devel.                   $      200.00

                                                Solid Waste                 $ 84,977.98

                                                EDA                            $        13.23

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 2/10/2015 For Payment 2/13/2015

Vendor Name Amount

Cenex Co-Op Services, Inc.                                             6,320.92

Computer Professionals Unlimited Inc                           5,801.18

Cps Technology Solutions                                              2,989.00

Headwater Regional Development Commiss                 2,500.00

Howard’s Oil Company                                                      4,834.61

Information Systems Corporation                                    6,923.00

Lakewood Health Center                                                   7,009.77

Liberty Tire Recycling, LLC                                               2,245.50

Mactek Systems Inc                                                         10,709.50

Mar-Kit Landfill                                                                    9,345.00

Mn Dept of Natural Resources                                        15,935.55

Mn State Dept-Correction                                                15,177.01

Nelson’s Collision Center (Dba)                                       3,948.96

Nw Mn Household Hazardous                                          4,923.00

R & Q Trucking, Inc                                                            4,265.30

Rtvision Inc                                                                       16,390.00

Swanston Equipment Corp                                             59,109.00

Woody’s Service                                                                5,094.24

64Payments less than 2000  21,973.37

Final Total:  205,494.91

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

                                                January 27, 2015         $        875.21

                                                January 30, 2015         $   23,250.83

                                                February 4, 2015         $     7,716.94

MN Heartland Tourism Association

County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson met with the board requesting authorization to pay MN Heartland Tourism Association membership dues.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Moorman and carried unanimously to authorize payment of $275.00 for membership dues to MN Heartland Tourism Association dues.

Exempt Gambling Permit

County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson met with the board requesting approval for Northwest Angle Edge Riders to conduct a raffle at Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge on March 7, 2015.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to approve the Lawful Gambling permit for Northwest Angle Edge Riders to conduct a raffle on March 7, 2015 at Sportsman’s of Oak Island Lodge.

COUNTY ATTORNEY

County Attorney, James Austad met with the board requesting authorization for a credit card.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman, seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve a credit card for County Attorney, James Austad.

MIS DEPARTMENT

MIS Director, Peder Hovland met with the board requesting authorization to purchase a Rack for the computer room.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Nordlof, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously for MIS Director, Peder Hovland to purchase a computer rack in the amount of $4,000 from the MIS account.

HRDC HOUSING SURVEY

Commissioner Hanson handed out a Housing Survey for each Commissioner to complete.

SOCIAL SERVICES

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

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to approve the claims against the county as follows:

Commissioners Warrants        $ 14,256.50

                                                  Commissioners Warrants        $   2,644.26

                                                  Commissioners Warrants        $        43.13

S E H

Chairman Arnesen informed the board that the county needs to request a grant from the MN Department of Transportation, Office of Aeronautics for the continued planning efforts related to the potential NWA airport. Short term lease and boring reports were reviewed.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Hanson and carried unanimously to authorize Chairman Arnesen to sign the grant request letter to the MN Department of Transportation, Office of Aeronautics for the potential NWA airport.

HUMAN RESOURCES

Retention Schedule

Human Resource Director, Karen Ose met with the board to discuss Human Resources retention schedule. The board placed this on the February 24, 2015 agenda for further discussion.

Policy and Procedure Manual

Human Resource Director, Karen Ose discussed the Personal Policy that is in a PDF file on the web, and was wondering if they would like to see the policy hyper-linked. Karen informed the board that she has not spoken with the MIS department but wanted to inquire with the board on their thoughts.  The board requested that Karen talk with the MIS department to see what details are involved with this project.

Performance Evaluations/Orientation Program

Human Resource Director, Karen Ose informed the board that she attended a webinar on Public Employees Evaluation, and that public employees can challenge their  evaluations  under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. Karen also discussed an orientation program for newly hired employees. The consensus of the board was for her to move forward with the orientation program. The board requested Karen to look into updating the Performance Evaluation forms.

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 9:55 a.m. and reconvened at 10:04 a.m. as follows:

BAUDETTE ARENA ASSOCIATION

Barry Westerlund, representing the Baudette Arena Association met with the board to discuss the probable 2015 Mighty Duck grant and requested that the county board write a letter of support to Senator Skoe and Representative Hancock. The board concurred and requested that County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson draft a letter on their behalf. Barry also commented that if the grant is awarded that he would request the county be the Fiscal Officer.

PREVENTION COALITION

Program Director, Tammie Doebler met with the board and updated the board on the Federal Government grant called “Drug Free Community”, if received the grant funding would be for five years. The new grant would be targeted on substance youth underage drinking and marijuana use.  The grant requires a one to one match of in kind service.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman, seconded by Commissioner Hanson and carried unanimously  allow Lake of the Woods County to apply for a Federal Drug Free Grant, partner and enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Prevention Coalition if the grant is received  and allow County Attorney, James Austad to be the Program Director. If grant is received the county would hire a program coordinator and provide a fiscal agent officer.

COUNTY ATTORNEY

County Attorney, James Austad discussed a Social Host Ordinance with the board. The board tabled this until the February 24, 2015 meeting.

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 10:55 a.m. and reconvened at 11:01 a.m. as follows:

PUBLC HEARING- FIVE YEAR ROAD CONSTRUCTION PLAN

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and carried unanimously to close the regular meeting and open the Public Hearing at 11:01 a.m.

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson reviewed the following construction plans:

FIVE YEAR CONSTRUCTION PLAN

                                                                              2016

CSAH 14- Bituminous Overlay

CSAH 49- Grading

CR 77- Bridge Replacement(BR 92647)

CR 51- Chip Seal

CR52-  Chip Seal

                  2017

CSAH 3- Bituminous Overlay

CSAH 6- Bituminous Overlay

CSAH 31- Culvert Replacement

                   2018

CSAH 2- Bituminous Overlay

CSAH 2- Culvert Replacement

Various – Municipal Sidewalks

                   2019

CSAH 3- Bituminous Overlay

CSAH 19-Chip Seal

                   2020

CSAH 8- Bituminous Overly

Dave Marhula, Don Smith, Dale Holte and Don Holte discussed their erosion soil problems due to the excessive water. The board requested that Public Works Director, Tim Erickson have a hydraulic study done on HWY 72 and bring back to the board in a month from now.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Hanson and carried unanimously carried to close the public hearing and open the regular meeting at 11:58 p.m.

PUBLIC WORKS

Five Year Bridge Plan

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board requesting approval of the Five- Year Bridge plan.

Resolution

15-02-01

Five Year Bridge Plan

The following resolution was offered by Commissioner Nordlof, seconded by Commissioner Hanson and carried unanimously to approve the following:

WHEREAS, Lake of the Woods County has reviewed the pertinent data on bridges requiring replacement, rehabilitation, or removal supplied by local citizenry and local units of government, and;

WHEREAS, Lake of the Woods County has identified those bridges that are high priority and that require replacement, rehabilitation, or removal within the next five years.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the following deficient bridges are high priority and Lake of the Woods County intends to replace, rehabilitate, or remove these bridges as soon as possible when funds are available:

Old Bridge NumberRoad NumberTotal ProjectTownship or State Bridge FundsFederal FundsLocal or State AidProposed Construction
92647CR 77$140,000.00$70,000.00$70,000.002016
CSAH 31$  90,000.00$45,000.00$45,000.002017
L9510CR 147$120,000.00$60,000.00$60,000.002020

FURTHERMORE, Lake of the Woods County does hereby request authorization to replace, rehabilitate, or remove such bridges, and;

FURTHERMORE, Lake of the Woods County does hereby request financial assistance with eligible approach grading and engineering costs on township bridges, as provided by law.

Hydraulic Jack

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board requesting approval to purchase a Hydraulic Jack that was budgeted for 2015.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to authorize Public Works Director, Tim Erickson to purchase a hydraulic jack, as previously approve within the 2015 budget.

Recess

With no further business before the board, Chairman Arnesen called the meeting to recess at 12:04 p.m.

Attest:                                                                                     Approved: February 24, 2015

___________________________                                          _________________________________

Lorene G. Hanson                                                                   Edward Arnesen

County Auditor/Treasurer                                                       Chairman of the Board

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Commissioner Proceedings

February 24, 2015

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, in the ITV room at the Lake of the Woods School.

Call to Order

Chairman Arnesen called the meeting to order at 9:01 a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners Patty Beckel, Thomas Hanson, Ed Arnesen, Buck Nordlof, and Ken Moorman.  Also present were: County Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson, Deputy Auditor /Treasurer Janet Rudd and Woody Fiala.

High School Social Studies teacher, Mr.  Don Krause

Mr. Don Krause thanked the Commissioners for meeting at the School so his students could attend and participate in the meeting.

Approval of Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the agenda with the following additions: Travel for Heather Blodgett.

Approval of Consent Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Moorman and carried unanimously to approve the consent agenda as follows: Travel for Heather Blodgett to Brainerd on March 9-11 for SSIS training.

Approval of Minutes

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman, seconded by Commissioner Hanson and carried unanimously to approve the official and summarized minutes of February 10, 2015.

Auditor/Treasurer

Claims

County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson met with the board requesting approval of claims.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the claims against the county as follows:

                                           Revenue                              $    18,435.12            

                                                Road & Bridge                    $    16,862.22

                                                Co. Develop                        $      1,984.00

                                                Nat Resc Enhanc                 $         976.00

                                                Solid Waste                         $      2,562.34

                                                EDA                                    $      1,040.10

                                                                               41,859.78

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 2/24/2015 For Payment 2/27/2015

Vendor             Name                                        Amount

Black Box Corporation                                      $  3,233.21

Compass Minerals America                                 7,576.58

Holen Electric                                                         3,655.00

Mn Rural Counties Caucus                                    2,100.00

North East Technical Service,Inc                         2,181.00

NOVA Fire Protection, Inc                                     2,000.00

Wallwork Truck Center                                         2,253.70

54 Payments less than 2000                                                20,010.29

Final Total:                                                         $43,009.78

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

                                                February 13, 2105                  1,171.34

February 13, 2015            $111,437.20

February 19, 2015            $117,413.63

February 19, 2015            $    3,859.03

February 19, 2015            $  14,893.47                      

Lost Warrant

County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson met with the board requesting approval for a lost warrant for the Northwest Angle Fire Department.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Moorman and carried unanimously to approve the application and affidavit for lost warrant for the Northwest Angle Fire Department date March 29, 2013 for $2,649.21 without furnishing indemnify bond.

Approval of Credit Card and Phone Stipend

County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson met with the board requesting approval for a credit card and phone stipend for Social Worker Heather Blodgett.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Hanson and carried unanimously to approve a county issued credit card for Social Worker Heather Blodgett.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman, second by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to approve a cell phone stipend in the amount of $60.00 per month to Social Worker, Heather Blodgett.

Cigarette License

County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson met with the board requesting approval for a cigarette license for Hards LLC, DBA B&R Bait & Tobacco.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman, seconded by Commissioner Hanson and carried unanimously to approve the cigarette license for Hard’s LLC, DBA B&R Bait & Tobacco, effective February 24, 2015 and expiring on June 20, 2015.

Social Services Director

Claims

Social Services Financial Officer, Christine Hultman, met with the County Board requesting approval of claims.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the following claims against the county.

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants          $ 10,308.40

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants          $ 14,020.44

DRUG COURT

Lisa SanteeProblem Solving Court Coordinator met with the board and updated them on the DWI Court. Lisa informed them that the DWI court started in 2007, has saved many dollars by participants that enroll in the DWI court vs jail time; recidivism is fewer after individuals participate in this  program.

SWCD

2014 Feedlot Report

Mike Hirst, SWCD Resource Technician, met with the board and presented the 2014 Annual County Feedlot Officer Report.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Nordlof, seconded by Commissioner Moorman and carried unanimously to authorize Chairman Arnesen to sign the 2014 Annual County Feedlot Officer Annual Report and Performance Credit Report as presented.
2014 Annual Report of Activities

Mike Hirst, SWCD Resource Technician, met with the board and reviewed the following activities: Wetland Conservation Act-Cost Share Programs-Water Plan-Watershed Management-Water Quality Monitoring-Large Lake Issues-Shoreline Restoration- Assistance-Local, State, and Federal Policy Making-Forestry and Tree Sales-Engineering Assistance-Accountability and Reporting- AgBMP Program, Low Interest Loans for Water Quality-Wildlife Habitat-Invasive Species Management-Historical Data Preservation Community Involvement and Education

LAND AND WATER PLANNING

Conditional Use

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board and presented a Conditional Use Permit request from Sean Westman to conduct a commercial business consisting of a winter ice fishing guide service with sleeper houses in a Low Density Residential District. Josh reviewed the findings and fact with the board and informed the board that the Planning Commission recommends to the County Board to approve the request as presented. No comments were heard from the floor and a letter of opposition was acknowledged.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and carried unanimously  to approve the Conditional Use Permit for Sean Westman to conduct a commercial business consisting of a winter ice fishing guide service with sleeper house with conditions.

  Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners

Findings of Fact and Decision

Name of Applicant:  Sean Westman                                                    Date:  February 24, 2015

Location/Legal Description:   The SE¼NE¼SE¼, Less Deeded of Section 26, Township 162N, Range 32W (Wheeler Township), Parcel #19.26.41.030

Project Proposal:  Applicant is requesting a conditional use permit as required by Section 401.C of the Lake of the Woods County Zoning Ordinance to allow a commercial business consisting of a winter ice fishing guide service with sleeper houses in a Low Density Residential District.

  1. Is the project proposal consistent with the Lake of the Woods County Comprehensive Land Use Plan?                                                                                                                            YES (X) NO (  )  N/A (  )

Why or why not?  Control business in residential growth corridor.

2. Is the project proposal consistent with maintaining the public health, safety, and welfare?

YES (X)  NO (  )  N/A (  )

Why or why not?  Addresses concerns beforehand.

3. Is the project proposal consistent with the goal of preventing and controlling water pollution, including sedimentation and nutrient loading?                                                    YES (  ) NO (  )  N/A (X)

Why or why not? ______________________________________________________

4. Will the project proposal not adversely affect the site’s existing topography, drainage features, and vegetative cover?                                                                                                  YES (X)  NO (  )  N/A (  )

Why or why not?  Not adversely but will require some tree removal.

5. Is the project proposal’s site location reasonable in relation to any floodplain and/or floodway of rivers or tributaries?                                                                                           YES (  )  NO (  )  N/A (X)

Why or why not? ______________________________________________________

6. Has the erosion potential of the site based upon the degree and direction of slope, soil type and existing vegetative cover been adequately addressed for the project proposal?

                                                                                                                        YES (  )  NO (  )  N/A (X)

Why or why not? ______________________________________________________

7. Is the site in harmony with existing and proposed access roads?               YES (X)  NO (  )  N/A (  )

Why or why not?  No change.

8. Is the project proposal compatible with adjacent land uses?                                  YES (X)  NO (  )  N/A (  )

Why or why not?  With proper buffer.

9. Does the project proposal have a reasonable need to be in a shoreland location?

                                                                                                                        YES (  )  NO (  ) N/A (X)

Why or why not? ______________________________________________________

10. Is the amount of liquid waste to be generated reasonable and the proposed sewage disposal system adequate to accommodate the project proposal?                                                     YES (  )  NO (  )  N/A (X)

Why or why not? ______________________________________________________ 

11. Will the visibility of structures and other facilities as viewed from public waters comply with Section 901 of the Zoning Ordinance?                                                                              YES (  )  NO (  )  N/A (X)

Why or why not? ______________________________________________________

12.  Is the site adequate for water supply and on-site sewage treatment systems?

                                                                                                                          YES (  )  NO (  ) N/A (X)

Why or why not? ______________________________________________________ 

13. Are the affected public waters suited to and able to safely accommodate the types, uses, and numbers of watercraft that the project proposal will generate?                                                YES (  )  NO (  )  N/A (X)

Why or why not? ______________________________________________________

14. If the project proposal includes above ground or below ground storage tanks for petroleum or other hazardous material that is subject to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) requirements, has a permit been sought?

                                                                                                                              YES (  )  NO (  ) N/A (X)

Why or why not? ______________________________________________________

15. Will there be fencing and/or other screening provided to buffer the project proposal from adjacent properties?  

                                                                                                                               YES (X) NO (  ) N/A (  )

Why or why not?  See conditions.

16. If signage is associated with the project proposal, has the applicant demonstrated the need for the number and size requested, and minimized the visual appearance as viewed from adjacent properties to the extent possible?                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                YES (X) NO (  )  N/A (  )

Why or why not?  Must meet DOT requirements.

17. If the project proposal will generate additional traffic to or from the site, has the applicant adequately demonstrated how the additional traffic and parking is to be addressed?

                                                                                                                    YES (X)  NO (  )  N/A (  )

Why or why not?  Business done elsewhere, site for storage.

If all answers to the Findings of Fact-Criteria are either “Yes” or are “Not Applicable” to the request, the criteria for granting the conditional use permit have been met. The conditional use permit will maintain the goals of safety, health, and general welfare of the public. 

The specific conditions of approval are as follows:

  1. Cannot see fish houses from highway.
  2. Must be twenty (20) feet from property lines to protect neighbor’s property.
  3. No more than twenty (20) fish houses stored on site.
  4. No habitation during storage.

Approved  as Presented  (  )                                     Approved with Conditions  (X)                   Denied  (  )

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                                                                                                            Edward Arnesen

                                                                                                        Chair, County Board

This is in accordance with Section 1204 of the Lake of the Woods County Zoning Ordinance

HUMAN RESOURCES

Retention Schedule

Human Resources Director, Karen Ose met with the board and reviewed the Human Resource Retention Schedule. Karen recommended that this schedule be approved.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to approve the Human Resources Records Retention Schedule as presented.

PUBLIC WORKS

Advertise for Bids

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board requesting authorization to advertise for bids for construction projects.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and carried unanimously to authorize Public Works Director, Tim Erickson to advertise for bids for construction of S.A.P 039-601-028, S.A.P. 039-601-029, S.A.P. 039-627-004, Mill Bituminous Surface and Bituminous Surfacing with the bid opening to be held on March 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Work Session

Chairman Arnesen discussed possible dates to hold a work session with Public Works Director to discuss Road Inventory, 911 Ordinance and Clementson Property. Consensus of the board was to hold the work session on March 18 at 7:30 a.m. at the Public Works Department.

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 11:40 a.m. and reconvened at 12:26 p.m.

SHERIFF

Permanent-Part time Deputy Sheriff

County Sheriff, Gary Fish met with the board requesting approval to hire a Permanent-Part time Deputy Sheriff.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and carried unanimously to authorize County Sheriff, Gary Fish and Human Resource Director, Karen Ose to advertise for a Permanent- Part time Deputy Sheriff with minimum of 30 hours per week.

Donation of Vacation Time

County Sheriff, Gary Fish met with the board requesting approval for donation of vacation time to a Sheriff Department employee.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve donation of vacation day pursuant to Personal Policy, Chapter 4,1.j.

Emergency Management Director

County Sheriff, Gary Fish met with the board requesting authorization to hire Jill Olson for the Emergency Management position.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman, seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the hiring of Emergency Management Director, Jill Olson, and effective March 1, 2015 at grade 11, Step 2, $18.79 per hour.

COUNTY ASSESSOR

Lap Top

County Assessor, MaryJo Otten met with the board requesting approval to purchase a Lap Top computer for her office.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to authorize County Assessor, MaryJo Otten to purchase a Lap Top computer in the amount of $1,397.45 from the Assessors budget.

Assessment Specialist

Approval of Job Description and Authorization to Advertise

County Assessor, MaryJo Otten met with the board requesting approval for the Job Description for Assessment Specialist/Office Manager and authorization to advertise.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the job description for Assessment Specialist/Office Manager at grade 10.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Nordlof, seconded by Commissioner Beckel to amend the agenda and add authorization to advertise for Assessment Specialist/Office Manager.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman, seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and carried unanimously to advertise for Assessment Specialist/Office Manager for the Assessor’s Office.

COUNTY ATTORNEY

Social Host Ordinance

County Attorney, James Austad met with the board to discuss a Social Host Ordinance which discourages underage possession and consumption of alcohol, even if done within the confines of a private residence, and intends to hold persons criminally responsible who host events or gatherings where persons under 21 years of age possess or consume alcohol regardless of whether the person hosting the event or gathering supplied the alcohol. This ordinance would not apply to the cities within Lake of the Woods County. The consensus of the board was to have County Attorney, James Austad bring this back to the Prevention Coalition for further clarification.

ARENA ASSOICIATION LETTER

Chairman Arnesen presented the letter of support for the possible Mighty Duck Grant for the Baudette Arena Association.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by commissioner Moorman and carried unanimously to authorize Chairman Arnesen to sign the letter of support for the Baudette Arena Association.

CORRESPONDENCE

The board reviewed the 2015 Arrowhead Library Board budget.

COMMITTEE REPORT

Commissioner Moorman informed the board of the Joint Powers Natural Resource Committee meeting he attended and the discussion on the Aquatic Invasive Species.

Recess

With no further business before the board, Chair Beckel called the meeting to recess at 2:38 p.m.

Attest:                                                                                     Approved: March 10, 2015

_______________________                                                  _________________________________

Lorene Hanson,                                                                       Chairman of the Board, Edward Arnesen

County Auditor/Treasurer