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COUNTY BOARD

February, 2010

Commissioner Proceedings

February 9, 2010

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

Call to Order

Chairman Arnesen called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.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 Human Resource Director, Wade Johannesen.

Approval of Agenda

Motion

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

Approval of Consent Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve the consent agenda as follows: Bill Sindelir and Dan Crompton to Site Management Recertification March 3, 2010 in Arden Hills, Dan Crompton Bridge Safety Inspection Seminar March 4, 2010 in Detroit Lakes.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Approval of Minutes

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the minutes of January 26, 2010, regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

County Attorney

Closed Session Pursuant Minn. Stat. § 13D.05, Subd.3 (b)

The following were present in closed session: Commissioners Patty Beckel, Todd Beckel, Moorman, Hanson and Arnesen, Interim County Attorney, Michelle Moren, County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid, Social Service Director, Nancy Wendler and Human Resource Director, Wade Johannesen.

Resolution was offered by Commissioner Todd Beckel to close the regular meeting at 1: 10 p.m. and the following resolution was moved for adoption:

RESOLUTION CLOSING BOARD MEETING

Resolution No. 10-02-01

WHEREAS, the Minnesota Open Meeting Law, Minn. Stat. §13D.05, subd. 3(b) states that “meetings may be closed if the closure is expressly authorized by statute or permitted by the attorney-client privilege”; and

WHEREAS, the County Board has been threatened with litigation involving Mary Beth Dornheim; and

WHEREAS, Counsel for Mary Beth Dornheim has requested that the County enter into settlement discussions regarding the threatened litigation; and

WHEREAS, the County Board seeks to meet with its attorney, to obtain advice regarding the threatened litigation and settlement proposals set forth by legal counsel for Mary Beth Dornheim pursuant to Minn. Stat. §388.051; and

WHEREAS, it would be detrimental to the interests of the County for the Board to hold a public discussion with its attorney regarding the strengths and weaknesses of its legal position(s), strategy, and potential settlement position where an opposing party or opposing attorney could listen to or be made aware of the County’s positions; and

WHEREAS, there is an absolute need for the Board to obtain confidential legal advice regarding the litigation and potential settlement in order to maintain the attorney-client privilege.

BE IT RESOLVED by the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners as follows:

  1. The County Board hereby closes this meeting based upon the attorney-client privilege pursuant to Minn. Stat. §13D.05, subd. 3(b);
  2. The specific subjects to be discussed, pursuant to Minn. Stat. §13D.01, subd. 3, are the legal strategy in responding to the particularized litigation against the County, and any settlement proposals which may be made by or responded to by the County.  

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

Open Closed Session

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to close the closed session at 2:04 p.m. and reconvene the regular meeting.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Social Services Department

Claims

Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler, met with the County Board requesting approval of claims and contract renewal for Stellher Human Services Children’s Mental Health Crises Services.

Motion

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

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants           $ 16,306.80

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants           $ 16,976.63

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

Contract Renewal

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the contract between Stellher Human Services and Lake of the Woods County Social Services for January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010, for the provision of Children’s Mental Health Crisis Services, and to authorize Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler to sign.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Recess

The meeting was called to recess at 2:06 p.m. and reconvened at 2:10 p.m. as follows:

County Sheriff

MNJAC Grant

County Sheriff, Dallas Block met with the board requesting approval the MNJAC grant.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to enter into Homeland Security and Emergency Management grant, agreement No. 2010-HSGP-00492, effective July 1, 2009 to March 31, 2011 in the amount of $15,000 and authorize County Sheriff, Dallas Block, Chairman Arnesen and County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid to sign. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Mobile Data System

County Sheriff, Dallas Block met with the board requesting approval to purchase a Mobile Data System to be used in the squad cars. 

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to authorize County Sheriff, Dallas Block to purchase a Mobile Data System for the five (5) squads in the amount of $6,500 with the funding from federal grants.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Giziibii

2009 Annual Report

GIZIIBII Coordinator, Casey Olson met with the board and presented the 2009 annual report

Building Committee

Law Enforcement Storage

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid informed the board that the building committee’s recommendation for the law enforcements storage was to make an offer on the IDC building.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to make an offer to the Industrial Development Corporation for the building in the amount of $30,000.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried. (funding source will be determined if the offer is accepted)

County Auditor

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

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the claims as follows with the exception of claim No. 2762 :

                                                Revenue                               $    49,739.27           

                                                Road & Bridge                     $    12,702.07

                                                Co. Development                 $      1,349.80

                                                Solid Waste                          $    35,365.94

                                                                                             $   107,357.08   

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

WARRANTS APPROVED ON  2/09/2010 FOR PAYMENT  2/12/2010

       AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME                                                                   AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME

          458.40 AUTO VALUE BAUDETTE                                                       1806.63 DALLAS BLOCK

          342.99 CANON FINANCIAL SERVICES INC                                      7415.41 CENEX CO-OP SERVICES, INC.

          578.01 CRAGUN’S CONFERENCE & GOLF RES                             1710.80 DELL MARKETING, LP

          392.25 FARMERS UNION OIL CO.                                                     1015.31 HILLYARD INC HUTCHINSON

          509.11 HOLTE IMPLEMENT, INC                                                       3043.64 HOWARD’S OIL COMPANY

        9784.64 INFORMATION SYSTEMS CORPORATIO                              310.02 INSIGHT PUBLIC SECTOR

        1786.42 LAKES GAS CO.                                                                    12865.00 LAVALLA SAND & GRAVEL INC

          690.00 LOW FOODS                                                                           1970.53 LOW HIGHWAY DEPT

          968.00 LOW TRANSFER INC                                                             8831.70 MAR-KIT LANDFILL

        1020.00 MN HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY                                           375.00 MN OFFICE OF ENTERPRISE TECHNO

          800.00 MN RED RIVER VALLEY DEV. ASS’N                                     2314.20 MONITOR TIRE DISPOSAL, INC

        2175.68 KENNETH MOORMAN                                                            5488.00 LAW MOREN

          886.60 MSOP-MN SEX OFFENDER PRGRM-462                               705.00 NORTH EAST TECHNICAL SERVICE,I

      10000.00 NORTHWEST MN MULTI-COUNTY HRA                                475.20 NW MN HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS

        2121.98 R & Q TRUCKING, INC                                                             332.80 RINKE-NOONAN

        1372.11 ROSEAU COUNTY COOPERATIVE ASSN                            1059.30 SHERATON BLOOMINGTON HOTEL,

          342.26 T R JOBBING                                                                           3271.00 TRANE US INC

          530.00 WEST CENTRAL JAIL ADMINISTRATO                                1850.33 WIDSETH SMITH NOLTING&ASST INC

        4330.09 WOODY’S SERVICE

48 PAYMENTS LESS THAN  $300       5,228.67

FINAL TOTAL:     $99,157.08

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

                                                   January 28, 2010           $  20,195.61

                                                   January 28, 2010           $  60,386.00

                                                   February 3, 2010           $        930.50

                                                   February 5, 2010           $  16,561.32   

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

PERA Resolution

The board discussed the PERA resolution.  No action was taken.

2009 Revenue and Expenditures

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board and reviewed the 2009 Revenue and Expenditures.

Red Lake Tribal Meeting

Commissioners Todd Beckel and Arnesen reported on the meeting with the Red Lake Tribe earlier in the day. They informed the board that there is a substantial amount of work to be finished and will need to meet with the Tribe in the future.

Joint Meeting with School Board and Baudette City Council

The board discussed the joint meeting that was held with the City of Baudette and Lake of the Woods School on January 26, 2010.  Chairman Arnesen will contact the City of Baudette and Lake of the Woods School to schedule a meeting on February 16th or 17th to discuss the  previous joint meeting.

Committee Reports:

  • Commissioner Moorman reported on:
    • Highway 11 Task Force
  • Commissioner Patty Beckel
    • Extension handouts

Old/New Business

There were no new updates on:

  • ANI
  • Capital and Expenditure Policy
  • Oak Island Petition
  • Land Acquisition
  • Grand Theater
  • Agassiz LowLands-SFRMP

The board discussed the following:

  • Lessard- Sams Outdoor Heritage Council/Outdoor Heritage Fund- debate on language
  • County TV- still working on date to meet with Roseau County and Sjoberg’s
  • Team Building- will talk with Extension Educator Jody Horntvedt to see what courses she has available
  • Township Road Inventory- Work Shop on February 24, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. at the Highway Department
  • Mackall,Crounse& Moore, PLC-  cancelled meeting for February 16, 2010 with the board

Correspondence:

Correspondence was acknowledged from: 

  • NW MN Foundation
  • State of Minnesota Veterans Affair Office
  • State of Minnesota- Orderly Annexation

Recess

With no further business before the board, Chairman Arnesen recessed the meeting at 4:52 p.m.

Attest:                                                                                                 Approved: February 23, 2010

____________________________                                                    ____________________________

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

Commissioner Proceedings

February 23, 2010

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, February 23, 2010, in the ITV Room at the Lake of the Woods School.

Call to Order

Chairman Arnesen called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners Patty Beckel, Todd Beckel, Hanson, 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. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.  

Approval of Consent Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the consent agenda as follows: Travel for Bruce Hasbargen to St. Paul for MCEA Board of Directors meeting on March 24, 2010; Rita Krause to St. Paul on March 24-25 for State Child Support Training Committee; Michelle Paradise and Marti Carlson to Baxter for Public Works eTime-Card User Group meeting on March 17-18; Jodi Ferrier and Monique Arnesen to Moorhead for Adoption & Foster Care Home Study Updates on March 24-26. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Approval of Minutes

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the minutes of February 9, 2010, regular meeting. 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 for approval of claims:

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to pull claim No. 2924 for further clarification.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to pull claim No. 2490 for further clarification.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to pull claim No. 450 for further clarification.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

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

                                                Revenue                               $    18,071.70           

                                                Road & Bridge                     $    56,322.40

                                                Solid Waste                          $      1,367.47

                                                                                             $     75,761.57   

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

WARRANTS APPROVED ON  2/23/2010 FOR PAYMENT  2/26/2010

      AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME                                                                  AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME

          753.41 TERRY BROWN                                                                      3082.79 CENEX CO-OP SERVICES, INC.

        3497.47 DELL MARKETING, LP                                                            2470.00 HOFFMAN, DALE, & SWENSON, PLLC

          402.60 LOCATORS SUPPLIES INC                                                  49312.72 M-R SIGN CO, INC

        2100.00 MN RURAL COUNTIES CAUCUS                                             450.00 NAT’L ASSN COUNTY ENGINEERS

          975.00 NORTH EAST TECHNICAL SERVICE,I                                  1128.88 OFFICE DEPOT

        4000.00 RESERVE ACCOUNT                                                                577.19 RODERICK RONE JR

          325.97 TONY DORN, INC.                                                                  1175.18 TRANE US INC

          608.92 WEST GROUP                                                                         1439.27 ZIEGLER, INC

30 PAYMENTS LESS THAN  $300       3,462.17

FINAL TOTAL:    $75,761.57

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

                                                   February 10, 2010           $ 74,861.10

                                                   February 19, 2010           $ 25,340.23  

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

IDC Building

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to take funds from the revenue account for the acquisition of the IDC building in the amount of $30,000.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson 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           $35,961.72

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants           $  5,104.33

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

Brink Center

John Oren, representing the Senior Citizens Council met with the board and reported on the remodeling of the kitchen.  John informed the board that the project came in under budget and requested that the Senior Citizens Council keep the remaining funds for future updates on the building.  The consensus of the board was to allow the Senior Citizens Council to keep the money for forthcoming projects.

SWCD

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund and Resource Technician Corryn Trask met with the board and presented the 2009 County Feedlot Officer and Performance Credit Report and the 2009 Annual Report of Activities and Accomplishments for the Lake of the Woods Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize Chairman Arnesen to sign the 2009 County Feedlot Officer and Performance Credit Report.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Pine Curry Project

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board requesting support for the Pine Curry Project.  The consensus of the board was to have a letter sent for support on the project.

Human Resources

Capital Expenditure Policy

Human Resources Director, Wade Johannesen met with the board and presented the revised Capital Expenditure Policy for Lake of the Woods County.  The board requested that the following be added to the policy:

  • Review policy by November 30th of each year
  • Initial Inventory to be completed by March 31, 2010

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to accept the Capital Expenditure Policy for Lake of the Woods County.  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 11:04 a.m. and reconvened at 11:14 a.m. as follows:

Public Works Department

Drainage Management

Public Works Director, Bruce Hasbargen met with the board to review the Drainage Management Program that was established in 2004. Recommendations from the Committee and Public Works Director were reviewed. The board’s request was to have Bruce hold another Drainage Management Committee meeting and inform them of the date so they can contact their delegates to confirm that they will be able to attend.

Recess

The meeting was called to recess at 12:08 p.m. and reconvened at 12:48 p.m. as follows:

Public Works Department

Seasonal Help

Public Works Director, Bruce Hasbargen met with the board and requested approval to hire seasonal help.  The board discussed the future deficit and the restructure of the department.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to authorize the Public Works Director, Bruce Hasbargen to hire the following seasonal help as budgeted and to advertise for same:

  • Maintenance Intermediate Equipment Operators
  • Engineering Technician/Laborers

Motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the vote carried as follows:  voting for:  Commissioners Patty Beckel, Arnesen and Moorman; voting against: Commissioners Todd Beckel and Hanson.

Claim No. 450

The board requested clarification of the claim for road signs. Public Works Director, Bruce Hasbargen explained that the money would come from budgeted carry over from the past three years and the rest from the Public Works reserve fund.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve claim No. 450.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

MIS Director

MIS Director, Brent Birkeland met with the board and informed the board that Lake of the Woods County and Beltrami County have successfully configured a connection to Beltrami’s AS400 for application hosting services. Payroll, Financial, Cost Accounting and Legacy Tax Applications will be hosted remotely on their system.  The goal of the project was to reduce overall hardware and software costs in addition to maintenance and support costs to Lake of the Woods County.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to authorize the iSeries Hosting Agreement between Lake of the Woods County and Beltrami County and authorize Chairman Arnesen to sign.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to enter into the non-disclosure agreement between Lake of the Woods County, Beltrami County and Affiliated Computer Services and authorize Chairman Arnesen to sign. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Minnesota Redesign

The board discussed the Minnesota REDESIGN with the students as follows:

The State of Minnesota and its 87 counties continue to face tremendous challenges:

  • The current economic climate requires counties to make hard decisions about services they provide.
  • State mandates on county government have created a system that is unnecessarily complicated, inefficient and slow.
  • The one-size-fits-all solutions from the Capital have led county services to become unsustainable.

Minnesota Counties are finding better ways to provide many services:

  • Counties want to streamline government services, reduce waste and inefficiencies.
  • State mandates on spending and service delivery impede the ability of Minnesota’s 87 counties to be flexible and provide more effective and efficient services locally.
  • Flexibility, transparency and efficiency spark innovative ways to provide services best for local needs.

Redesign is about achieving better results:

  • The best government programs focus on results, not solely on money spent, with flexibility on how the service is delivered.
  • County government’s can provide more efficient, effective services with better results, if the state partnered with counties.
  • Innovative service delivery can improve the return on public investments.

 The board reviewed the top 10 point REDESIGN plan as follows:

  1. Reduce the size of the state highway patrol by 50% and redeploy the patrol to provide accident reconstruction services, investigation of major crimes and management of state weight standards.
  2. Have counties take over the responsibility for state highways except for the freeways.
  3. Eliminate County Program Aid and certain other funding, then enact a .5% (half-percent) County Sales Tax for all 87 counties, but counties would have an “opt-out” option on this tax.
  4. Adopt a statewide community corrections/probation program.
  5. Adopt Minnesota court reform.
  6. Based upon the results from existing Chemical Dependency (CD) response pilot programs, counties would be allowed to begin CD redesign if they so choose.
  7. Adopt a uniform statewide planning and zoning law that combines the best portions of city/town planning and zoning statutes and county planning and zoning statutes.
  8. Suspend all county maintenance of efforts for three years, place a moratorium on new state mandates and enact a five year sunset review on all existing mandates.
  9. Place a five year moratorium on the implementation of new state rules or commissioner orders unless they are subject to federal rulemaking or to conform to federal law.
  10. Allow a new, expedited process for counties to consider and adopt Home Rule Charters at their discretion.

NE Wetland Mitigation Strategy/Letter to Board of Water and Soil Resources/Mackall, Crounse & Moore, PLC Meeting Date

Board of Water and Soil Resource Letter

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund presented a letter that the board requested him to draft to the Board of Water and Soil Resources in regards to the NE Wetland Mitigation Strategy Final Report.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize Chairman Arnesen to sign the letter to the Board of Water and Soil Resources on behalf of the county board.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Mackall, Crounse & Moore, PLC Meeting

The board discussed the possibility of rescheduling the meeting that Mackall, Crounse & Moore cancelled.  The board took no action on rescheduling this meeting.

Resolution Honoring School Board Members

Resolution

SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION WEEK

RESOLUTION NO. 10-02-02

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

WHEREAS, Lake of the Woods County Commissioners recognizes the importance of public education in our community; and

WHEREAS, Lake of the Woods County Commissioners appreciates the vital role played by those individuals who, as local school board members, establish policies to ensure an efficient, effective school system; and

WHEREAS, school board members serve a voice that enables our community to preserve local management and control of our public schools; and

WHEREAS, school board members are charged with representing our local education interest’s to state and federal government and ensuring compliance with state and federal law; and

WHEREAS, school board members selflessly devote their knowledge, time and talents as advocates for our school children;

WHEREAS, local school board members are strong advocates for public education and responsible for communicating the needs of the school district to the public and the expectation to the district;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Lake of the Woods County Commissioners recognizes and salutes the members of the Lake of the Woods School District School Board and Warroad School District School Board by proclaiming February 22-26, 2010, as School Board Recognition Week.

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

GIZIIBII

The board discussed a letter requesting payment for services that GIZIIBII will be providing for Lake of the Woods County in 2010 in the amount of $300.00.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to pay GIZIIBII $300.00 for the services they provide for Lake of the Woods County with the funding from the revenue fund.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson, and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Governor’s Proposal

The board discussed the proposed budget cuts the Governor is proposing for 2010.

Letters

Red Lake Tribal

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to write a letter of thanks to the Red Lake Tribe for meeting with Commissioners Arnesen and Todd Beckel on February 9, 2010 and to authorize Chairman Arnesen to sign. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

MCIT

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to write a letter to MCIT in regards to the services that Northwest Community Action provides within Lake of the Woods County and authorize Chairman Arnesen to sign. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Committee Reports:

  • Commissioner Todd Beckel reported on:
    • Radio Communication Board
    • Soil and Water
    • Futures
    • Far North Transit
    • Roseau County Welfare Board
    • Joint Meeting with L.O.W. School, City of Williams and City of Baudette
    • TAC meeting

Old/New Business

There were no new updates on:

  • ANI
  • Oak Island Petition
  • Land Acquisition
  • County TV
  • Lessard- Sams Outdoor Heritage Council/Outdoor Heritage Fund-

The board discussed the following:

  • Team Building- working on
  • Township Road Inventory- Work Shop on February 24, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. at the Highway Department
  • Mackall,Crounse& Moore, PLC-  no action on rescheduling date
  • Capital Expenditure Policy- remove
  • Grand Theater- working on
  • Agassiz LowLands-SFRMP- remove

Correspondence:

None

Recess

With no further business before the board, Chairman Arnesen recessed the meeting at 3:23 p.m.

Attest:                                                                                                 Approved: March 9, 2010

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