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COUNTY BOARD

February, 2011

Commissioner Proceedings

February 8, 2011

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, in the Commissioners’ Room of the Lake of the Woods County Government Center.

Call to Order

Chairman Moorman called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present:  Commissioners:  Arnesen, Patty Beckel, Todd Beckel, Hanson and Moorman.  Also present were: County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid, Deputy Auditor Janet Rudd, John Oren, Marshall Nelson and Penny Mio Hirst.

Approval of Agenda

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the agenda for the meeting today with the following additions: Motor Pool recommendation and trails. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.  

Consent Agenda

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to approve the consent agenda for travel for: Tim Erickson to attend the Traffic and Transportation Engineering Symposium to be held February 9, in St. Paul, Consent requested for Tim Erickson to attend the National Association of County Engineers Conference in Minneapolis, MN to be held April 17 – 21; Rita Krause to attend Child Support State Training to be held on March 16-17 in St. Paul. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.  

Approval of Minutes

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the minutes of January 25, 2011 with changes. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Social Services Department

Claims

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

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

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants  $  16,630.49

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants  $    2,401.71

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants  $  10,910.29 

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

County Auditor

Claims

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

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the following claims against the County as presented:

                                                Revenue                                $  22,350.94

                                                Road & Bridge                      $  83,687.33             

                                                County Development            $    6,674.50       

                                                Solid Waste                           $  25,860.49 

                                                                                              $138,573.26

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

                                                January 27, 2011                   $ 38,838.51

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

Credit Card Policy

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board requesting approval for issuance of county credit cards. According to the County Credit Card Policy, the County Board is required to approve or deny the request from the department heads.

Resolution

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

Resolution No. 2001-02-01

Authorization for Issuances of County Credit Cards

WHEREAS, Lake of the Woods County has adopted a policy regarding use of credit cards by county employees and/or officers;

WHEREAS, pursuant to Lake of the Woods County Credit Card Policy the County Board is required to approve or deny the request from the department heads  authorizing their employees to be issued county credit card;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED; that the following departments/employees are authorized to be issued county credit cards
Sheriff’s DepartmentLast 4 Digits of SSICard Limit
Dallas D. Block   1500
Ryan L. Hockstedler   1500
Gary W. Fish   1500
Robert A. Gorecki   1500
Terry Bandemer   1500
Cheryl E. Anderson   1500
Julie A. Berggren   1500
Judith M. Kasberger   1500
Peggy D. Mosher   1500
Sandra J. Peterson   1500
Ruth E. Rizzi   1500
Lawrence N. Sipe   1500
Dennis G. Wiese   1500
Social Services Department Last 4 Digits of SSI Card Limit
Nancy L. Wendler   1500
Amy S. Ballard   1500
Christine L. Hultman   1500
Cindy A. Kroeger   1500
Jo L. Thoreson   1500
Jodi J. Ferrier   1500
Angie J. Eason   1500
Philip G. Johnson   1500
Shelley M. Pepera   1500
Rita M. Krause   1500
Shelley J. Phillippe   1500
Leah M. Stephani-Miller   1500
Cassondra J. Brune   1500
M.I.S. Department Last 4 Digits of SSI Card Limit
Brent B. Birkeland   1500
Peder R. Hovland   1500
Emergency Management Last 4 Digits of SSI Card Limit
Holly S. House   1500
Highway Department Last 4 Digits of SSI Card Limit
William S. Sindelir   1500
Michele D. Paradise   1500
Daniel D. Crompton   1500
Martine E. Carlson   1500
Boyd L. Johnson   1500
Jeffrey B. Pelland   1500
Craig A. Slick   1500
Timothy R. Aery   1500
Lowell T. Fadness   1500
Keith D. Grund   1500
Lee H. Hancock   1500
Robert A. Peterson   1500
Michael A. Anderson   1500
Edward Spires   1500
Theodore Furbish   1500
Brock Stebakken   1500
Douglas A. Arnold   1500
Timothy R. Erickson   1500
TOTAL Credit Exposure   72000

The resolution was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the vote carried as follows:  Voting for:  Commissioners Arnesen, Moorman, Hanson and Patty Beckel. Voting against: Commissioner Todd Beckel.

2011 Pay Equity Report

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid and Chief Deputy Auditor, Lorene Hanson reviewed the 2011 Pay Equity Implementation Report with the board.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve and authorize Chairman Moorman to sign the 2011 Pay Equity Report as presented.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motor Pool

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board and informed the board that the Motor Pool committee recommends to sell or trade the 2007 Chevrolet Impala and purchase a 2011 Chevrolet Impala on the State Bid.  The consensus of the board was to look into the options of trading versus private sale and look into how long it will be before a new vehicle will take for delivery.

Emergency Management

Emergency Management Director, Holly House met with the board requesting approval for two PSIC Grant extensions.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to authorize County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid and Chairman Moorman to sign the two PSIC Grants. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 9:52 a.m. and reconvened at 10:00 a.m. as follows:

SWCD

SWCD board member Marshall Nelson met with the board to discuss SWCD housing issues. He informed the board that they have not had a lease for some time and they are uncertain on how long they will be able to have office space in the federal building.  He requested that if they are evicted if the county would be able to house two SWCD staff members, which are under the direction of County Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund.  The consensus of the board was if emergency situation arises, they would be able to accommodate the two SWCD employees.

MIS DIRECTOR

MIS Director, Brent Birkeland met with the board requesting approval for signatures to sign the Ratification Statement with MCCC for the maintenance and support of the Manatron GRN Tax System effective January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2015.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to authorize Chairman Moorman to sign the ratification statement with MCCC for maintenance and support of the Manatron GRM Tax System, effective January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2015.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Laptop Computers/Document Imaging

MIS Director, Brent Birkeland met with the board and informed them that the five (5) laptop computers for the “Computer Pool” are ordered. Brent informed the board that if the document imaging was going to be utilized by more departments that there would be a need of purchasing five (5) more license to be able to accommodate more users. The board requested that the technology committee review the document imaging

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 11:35 a.m. and reconvened at 11:50 a.m. as follows:

PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR

Resolution

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board requesting approval to enter into agreement with Minnesota Department of Transportation to accept federal aid funds for the “Depot Preservation Alliance”.

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

Resolution to enter into Agreement No. 98347 with the Minnesota Department of Transportation:

RESOLUTION NO. 2011-02-02

BE IT RESOLVED, that pursuant to Minnesota Statute Sec. 161.36, the Commissioner of

Transportation be appointed as Agent of Lake of the Woods County to accept as its agent, federal aid

funds which may be made available for eligible transportation related projects.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the County Board and the County Auditor are

hereby authorized and directed for and on behalf of the County to execute and enter into an agreement

with the Commissioner of Transportation prescribing the terms and conditions of said federal aid

participation as set forth and contained in “Minnesota Department of Transportation Agency Agreement

No. 98347,” a copy of which said agreement was before the County Board and which is made a part

hereof by reference.

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

Repairs/Purchases

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson, and Maintenance Supervisor, Jeff Pelland, met with the board to discuss the garage door and garage openers for the “Car Wash Bay” stall.  They informed the board that moisture has gone into the door and has become heavy and burned out the motor of the opener. The cost of this repair would be around $7,700 for a new door and opener.  Another issue of repair was the bucket of the front loader has cracked and needs to be sent off for repair in the approximate amount of $4,500. Tim informed the board that a “Low Boy” trailer that was budgeted for 2011 has come in approximately $8,000 over budget and the boom loader they ordered came in $2,000 under budget.

SHERIFF DEPARTMENT

Year of Service Recognition

Chief Deputy Sheriff Terry Bandemer and Deputy Sheriff Joel Hopps met with the board upon their request to recognize Deputy Sheriff Joel Hopps for his year’s o f service with the county.

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

Years of Service Recognition for

Deputy Sheriff Joel Hopps

Resolution No. 2011-02-03

WHEREAS, Joel Hopps has served the residents of Lake of the Woods County for over 6 years, for 

 Lake of the Woods County Sheriff’s Department;

WHEREAS, Joel has resigned from county service, effective February 26, 2011,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the County Board of Lake of the Woods County extends its deepest appreciation to Joel for his many years of dedicated service and best wishes to him.

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

 NWA Deputy

Chief Deputy Sheriff, Terry Bandemer informed the board that the NWA Deputy Sheriff’s needs to attend mandatory training on civil processing which would be around thirty (30) hours and requested that he be placed as a temporary part-time employee for those hours.

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to approve NWA Deputy Sheriff on a temporary part-time pay for county mandated training for civil processing effective February 15, 2011.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the vote carried as follows:  Voting for: Commissioners Patty Beckel, Hanson, Arnesen and Moorman.  Voting against:  Commissioner Todd Beckel. ( Commissioner Todd Beckel stated that this does not fit in with the past practice of pay experience).

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 12:10 p.m. and reconvened at 1:00 p.m. as follows:

LAND AND WATER PLANNING DIRECTOR

Planning Commission

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to close the regular meeting at 1:01 p.m. and open the Planning Commission. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Initial Plat for Sportsman’s Eagle Ridge

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board and requested that the consideration to accept the Initial Plat for Sportsman’s Eagle’s Ridge, LLC be tabled per request of Land owner Mr. Gregg Hennum until March 8, 2011 meeting. Josh stated that the commission could still take oral testimony from the public, but those  comments will still have to be submitted to his office in writing.

Chairman Moorman opened the floor for comments:  Mr. Wallock stated that he had concerns and stated that he will send his written comments into the Land and Water Planning office to be of record.

Mr. Dave Marhula spoke in favor of this development and felt that this should be given consideration of being approved.

Chairman Moorman closed the floor for public comments.  Josh informed the board that they are in receipt of letters and that they will be available upon request and will be read on March 8, 2011 Planning Commission.

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to take the recommendation from land owners Gregg Hennum and table the consideration of the Initial Plat for Sportsman’s Eagle Ridge until March 8, 2011.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Consideration to Approve Zoning Ordinance Revisions

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund reviewed the changes in the Zoning Ordinance with the commission.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to recommend to the County Board of Commissioners to approve the Revised Zoning Ordinance as presented. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to close the Planning Commissioner at 1:57 p.m. and open the regular meeting.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Beltrami Island

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board and discussed the Beltrami Island Conservation Plan.

Bernard Property

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board and informed them that they are nearing the final stages of the wetland banking process and according  to the commitment for title insurance a resolution from the board is needed to authorize the perpetual conservation easement and must contain the legal description of the property.

Resolution

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

RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE A PERPETUAL CONSERVATION EASEMENT ON THE BERNARD PROPERTY

Resolution 2011-02-04

WHEREAS, Lake of the Woods County is a Governmental Subdivision under the laws of Minnesota; and

WHEREAS, Lake of the Woods County is the local government unit responsible for the implementation of the Wetland Conservation Act according to Minnesota Statute 103G.005, subdivision 10e; and

WHEREAS, Lake of the Woods County is allowed to preserve wetlands owned by a local unit of government protected by a conservation easement as defined in Minnesota Statute 84C.01 and in accordance with Minnesota Statute 103G.2251; and

WHEREAS, Lake of the Woods County has finalized the purchase of the Bernard Property for wetland banking purposes; and

WHEREAS, Lake of the Woods County has an approved wetland banking application in accordance with Minnesota Statute 103G.2242; and

WHEREAS, Lake of the Woods County has completed the associated tasks as outlined in the wetland banking application; and

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners hereby authorize the placement of a perpetual conservation easement for wetland banking purposes over, under and across that part of the E1/2 of Section 1 and the E1/2 of Section 12, both in, T. 161 N., R. 33 W., Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota, lying westerly of the CSAH #4 right-of-way described as follows:

Government Lots 1 and 2, the S1/2 of the NE1/4 and the SE1/4 all in said Section 1;

The NE1/4 of Section 12; The SE1/4 of said Section 12, less the South 50 feet and the West 50 feet thereof.

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

Bernard Property

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board and informed them that the commitment for title insurance, affidavit and indemnity agreement is required by the title insurance company for the Bernard Wetland Banking project.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize Chairman Moorman to sign the affidavit and indemnity agreement for the Bernard Wetland Banking project.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Emergency Management Director

2011 Flood Preparedness

Emergency Management Director, Holly House met with the board with other Incident Command personal to discuss the Lake of the Woods County Emergency Operation Plan for flood relating concerns. The group discussed the Incident Command Structure, public awareness on who to contact for assistance, needs of volunteers and accountability of them, areas of past flooding, sand bags and sand availability. Holly informed them that she will be organizing another meeting soon.

Old/New Business

Lessard –Sams Outdoor Heritage Council/Outdoor Heritage Fund-none

County T.V. – none

Land Acquisition- early next week

Red Lake Tribe- none

Township Road Inventory- #1 goalfor 2011

Line Workers School – none

Inventory– #2priority for 2011

Veterans Service Policy– next weekmeeting

Beaver – none

Clementson Bridge Property- none

CAMA- none

Goals and Objectives- added to old/new business

Committee Reports:

Commissioner Todd Beckel reported on the following:

  • Lup Land Meeting
  • Northern County Land Use

Commissioner Moorman:

  • Aging Advisory meeting

Commissioner Patty Beckel

  • NWM Juvenile Center

Commissioners’ Room to establish goals and objectives for 2011

Correspondence

The following correspondence was acknowledged: L.O.W. Water Quality Forum; 2011 Kallemeyn Award; MN Department of Veterans Affairs; Mr. and Mrs. Gross letter- Eagle Ridge Common Interest Community and Trails.

RECESS

With no further business before the Board, Chairman Moorman called the meeting to recess at 3:29 p.m.

Attest:                                                                                     Approved: February 22, 2011

____________________________                                        ____________________________

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid                                       Ken Moorman, Board Chairman

Commissioner Proceedings

February 22, 2011

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, in the Auditorium at the Lake of the Woods School.

Call to Order

Chairman Moorman called the meeting to order at 9:08 a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners Patty Beckel, Todd Beckel, Hanson, Arnesen and Moorman.  Also present were: County Auditor John W. Hoscheid, Deputy Auditor Janet Rudd, John Oren and Penny Mio Hirst.

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 Todd Beckel to approve the agenda with the following additions: resignation of County Assessor Wayne Bendickson, HRDC funding for Red Lake Tribe issues and Rex Hotel invitation. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.  

Approval of Consent Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the consent agenda as follows: Travel for Leah Stephani-Miller to Minneapolis for MSSA Conference on March 20-24. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Approval of Minutes

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the minutes of February 8, 2011, regular meeting with changes. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Social Services Director

Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler, met with the County Board requesting approval of claims. Motion

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

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants           $ 4,726.67

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants          $12,354.42

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

Vacant Social Worker

Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler, met with the County Board and discussed the steps of hiring.  She stated that when newly hired employees start, they are on step 1 and then after probation period they go to step 2, but she has an employee that has been working for her for five years, and is only at step 3. No action was taken.

COUNTY AUDITOR

Claims

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

Motion

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

                                                Revenue                               $    63,349.21           

                                                Road & Bridge                     $     4,674.10

                                                Solid Waste                          $        284.99

                                                                                             $    68,308.30    

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 2/22/2011 for Payment 2/25/2011

Vendor Name                          Amount

Cenex Co-Op Services, Inc.      2,810.69

MARCO                                         2,142.97

Norling Construction, Inc/Adam 36,900.00

West Group                                  2,593.53

49 Payments less than 2000 $18,461.11

Final Total: $62,908.30

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

                                                   February 11, 2011           $  86,623.63

                                                   February 11, 2011           $105,143.32

                                                   February 11, 2011           $    (199.60) 

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

Extension Committee

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board to inform them that University of Minnesota Regional Director, Nathan Johnson requested three appointments to the Lake of the Woods Extension Committee members.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to appoint Joanne Kellner, Jenny Erickson and Mike Hirst to the County Extension Committee.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Professional Service Agreement with Roseau County

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid, Commissioners Todd Beckel and Arnesen informed the board that they met with Roseau County Commissioners, Roseau County Auditor, Marti Monsrud, and Roseau County Deputy Auditor Stacy Novak to discuss a professional service agreement which would provide training to Lake of the Woods County Auditor’s office on Manatron Property Tax system. They presented the Professional Service Contract to the board for approval.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to enter into a Professional Service Contract with Roseau County Auditor’s office to purchase Manatron property tax system training from Roseau County commencing February 22, 2011 and terminating December 31, 2011 and authorize Chairman Moorman and County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid to sign.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motor Pool

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board per their request and informed them they would be allowed to trade in the 2007 Chevrolet Impala with the State bid and the trade would be $6,200. The board discussed the options of selling by bid, keeping the car or trading it. They referred it back to committee for their recommendation.

SWCD

2010 Annual Report

Lake of the Woods Soil & Water Conservation District Resource Technician, Mike Hirst met with the board and presented the 2010 Annual Report of activities and accomplishments for the Lake of the Woods Soil and Water Conservation District.

Williams Creek Dissolved Oxygen TMDL Project Final Report

Lake of the Woods Soil & Water Conservation District Resource Technician, Mike Hirst met with the board to discuss the placement of Williams Creek that was listed as impaired waters in 1996 for low dissolved oxygen affecting aquatic life. After monitoring for several years, the data collected at the monitoring sites show that the impairment no longer exists.

COUNTY T.V.

Commissioner Hanson informed the board that they received a letter that Sjoberg’s Cable TV prepared a new set of calculation for the charges related to the signals they provide for county TV. Prior to the digital conversion, Sjobergs charged the County $1,700 per month for three (3) networks and microwave transport which was valued at $250 per month.  Since this is based on a cost sharing basis, Sjoberg’s would propose a monthly charge of $1,334 per month and would be effective to the time of the digital conversion.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to enter into a service agreement with Sjoberg’s Cable TV effective September, 2009 and renew each September thereafter for the four signals received in the amount of $1,334 per month. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the vote carried as follows:  Voting in favor:  Commissioners Patty Beckel, Arnesen, Moorman and Hanson.  Voting opposed:  Commissioner Todd Beckel (does not feel that this fits into the CORE services)

NW COMMUNITY ACTION

Chairman Moorman discussed the conflict with his appointment and Commissioner Hanson alternate appointments to the NW Community Action Board.  He informed the board that HRDC meets the same day as the NW Community Actions board meetings so therefore, the board would need to appoint two other Commissioners.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to re-appoint Commissioner Patty Beckel as the second member to the NW Community Action board and re-appoint Commissioner Todd Beckel as the alternate.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

Chain Hoist

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board to discuss the safety issues relating to having a chain hoist for the department.  This was in the 2009 Public Works departments’ capital expenditure budget but was cut due to budgeting.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to authorize the Public Works Director to purchase an electric chain hoists for the Public Works Department in the amount of $2,250.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote was, unanimously carried.

Low-boy Trailer

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board requesting authorization to purchase a 2011 low-boy trailer as previously discussed.  Tim informed the board that they would get a minimum of $5,000 for trade for Unit No. 934-1993 Fountain low-boy trailer.  The board discussed the possibility of selling out right on sealed bid.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize Public Works Director, Tim Erickson to purchase a 2011 low-boy trailer up to $82,000.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to authorize Public Works Director, Tim Erickson to advertise for bids for the 1993 Fountain low-boy trailer with a minimum bid of $5,000.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

County Sheriff, Dallas Block introduced Chief Deputy Sheriff, Terry Bandiemer to the students.

2010 Stone Garden Grant

County Sheriff, Dallas Block informed the board that the County received the 2010 Stone Garden Grant in the amount of $79,555.  He informed them that he budgeted $33,000 in overtime; money for fringe benefits  and  new squad in the amount of $33,000 and will be ordering new flash lights for the officers and will come back next board meeting for approval of the lights. It was the consensus of the board to review the proposal for the 2010 Stone Garden Grant at the next meeting.

Interoperability Participation Plan

County Sheriff, Dallas Block requested approval for a vendor change in the Limited Interoperability Participation Plan for Lake of the Woods County. 

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize Chairman Moorman to sign the Limited Interoperability Participation Plan. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

MnJac Grant

County Sheriff, Dallas Block met with the board and requested approval for a MnJac grant in the amount of $5,000 to be used for operation wages for the MnJac Officer.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to authorize Chairman Moorman to sign the 2011 MnJac grant in the amount of $5,000 for operational wages.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Board of Equalization

Chairman Moorman discussed the date for 2011 Board of Equalization Meeting.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to set June 14, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. for Board of Equalization at the Government Center in the Commissioners Room.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

2010 Northwestern Minnesota Juvenile Center Report

Commissioner Patty Beckel reviewed the 2010 Northwestern Minnesota Juvenile Center Statistical Report with the board.

Recess

The meeting was called to recess at 12:08 p.m. and reconvened at 1:00 p.m. as follows:

Land AND WATER PLANNING

Zoning Ordinance Revisions

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board and requested authorization to approve the final version for the Lake of the Woods County Zoning Ordinance and the Land Use Addendum to be incorporated into the Lake of the Woods County Comprehensive Land Use Plan.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to approve the Zoning Ordinance and Land Use Addendum and authorize Chairman Moorman to sign the Lake of the Woods County Zoning Ordinance with an effective date of March 1, 2011, and incorporate the Land Use Addendum into the Lake of the Woods County Comprehensive Land Use Plan which is dated March, 28, 2000. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Informational

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund informed the board that there will be a meeting on March 3, 2011 either in Roseau or Erskine to discuss “Regional Septic Ordinance”.

Human Resources

Human Resource Director, Wade Johannesen met with the board per request of County Assessor Wayne Bendickson to present his intention of resignation as Lake of the Woods County Assessor effective March 4, 2011.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to accept County Assessor, Wayne Bendickson resignation effective March 4, 2011. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Work Session

The Commissioner’s set March 1, 2011 for a Work Session to discuss the following:

  • County Assessor’s Office
  • Compensation Plan
  • Line Workers School Funding

Old/New Business

Lessard – Sams Outdoor Heritage Council/Outdoor heritage Fund-discussed trails

County TV- remove

Land Acquisition-discussed with Land and Water/Sheriff/Attorney

Red lake Tribe- discussed earlier in the meeting

Township Road Inventory-set up work session

Line Workers School- discussed earlier in meeting

Inventory- set up work session

Veterans Service Policy-final draft will be ready for March 8 meeting

Beaver- none

Clementson Bridge Property-none

CAMA- none

2011 Goal and Objectives- work session

RED LAKE TRIBE

Commissioner Arnesen informed the board that himself, Commissioner Todd Beckel and County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with Roseau Electric and discussed the issues with Red Lake Tribe in regards to the Power lines that run through tribal lands at the NWA and that Roseau Electric may commit funding to get the matter resolved.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to enter into a contract with Head Waters Regional Development Center for mediation services for the issues with Red Lake Tribe for Power line and road corridors at the NWA with Lake of the Woods County funding up to $7,000.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Commissioner Patty Beckel reported on:

  • GIZIIBII
  • NWMNHHW meeting

Commissioner Hanson reported on:

  • SWCD meeting

Commissioner Arnesen reported on:

  • NWCA meeting

Commissioner Todd Beckel reported on:

  • Compensation Plans
  • Futures
  • Emergency Management Meeting
  • AMC Legislative Steering Committee

Commissioner Moorman reported on:

  • HRDC

Correspondence:

Governor Dayton’s Proposed Budget, Chief Deputy Auditors Job Description, DNR-Pilt and Rex Hotel’s Invitation.

Recess

The meeting was called to recess at 2:15 p.m. to attend an EDA meeting and reconvened at 3:16 p.m. as follows:

PUBLIC HEARING – business Subsidy Criteria Amendment

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to close the regular meeting at 3:17 p.m. and open the Public Hearing for the Business Subsidy Criteria Amendment.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Chairman Moorman welcomed the public to the hearing and Traci Ryan, from David Drown & Associates discussed the reviewed the amendments made to the Business Subsidy Criteria since adopted in 2008 with the board.

Chairman Moorman opened the floor for comments. No comments were heard or letters received on the Business Subsidy Criteria Amendment.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to close the public hearing on the Business Subsidy Criteria Amendment at 3:35 p.m. and open the regular meeting.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to vote, was unanimously carried.

PUBLIC HEARING – business Subsidy Criteria for J&L Hennum, Inc.

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to close the regular meeting at 3:36 p.m. and open the Public Hearing for the Business Subsidy Criteria for J&L Hennum Inc.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Chairman Moorman welcomed the public to the hearing and Traci Ryan, from David Drown & Associates reviewed the Business Subsidy Criteria for J&L Hennum, Inc.

Chairman Moorman opened the floor for comments. Richard Gross read two letters; first letter on behalf of the NW Angle Islands Landowners Association Board opposing the subsidy; second letter from Richard and Marion Gross opposing the subsidy.

The board reviewed the following correspondence received for the Business Subsidy Criteria for J&L Hennum Inc.:

  • Gerald Rabe
  • Richard Gross
  • NW Angle Islands Landowners Association Board
  • Fred Dickison

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to close the Public Hearing at 3:54 p.m. and reconvene the regular meeting.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Recess

The meeting was called to recess at 4:02 p.m. and reconvened at 4:03 p.m. as follows:

business Subsidy Criteria Amendment

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to approve the Business Subsidy Criteria Amendment with corrections as recommended by the EDA.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.( past practice of the County Board is to wait two weeks before approving after public hearings, but  after several public hearings on this amendment, the board approved as of today)

Recess

With no further business before the board, Chairman Moorman called the meeting to recess at 4:10 p.m.

Attest:                                                                                     Approved: March 8, 2011

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John W. Hoscheid, County Auditor                                       Ken Moorman, Chairman of the Board