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COUNTY BOARD

January, 2012

Commissioner Proceedings

Organizational Meeting

January 3, 2012

The Lake of the Woods County Board met on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, in the Commissioners’ Room in the Lake of the Woods County Government Center for their 2012 Organizational Meeting.

Call to Order

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance with the following members present:  Commissioners Arnesen, Patty Beckel, Todd Beckel, Hanson and Moorman. Also present were: Deputy Auditor, Janet Rudd; Human Resource Director, Wade Johannesen, John Oren and Penny Mio Hirst.

Election of Chair and Vice Chair

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid called for nominations for Chair of Lake of the Woods County Board for the year 2012.  Commissioner Moorman nominated Commissioner Todd Beckel with Commissioner Hanson seconding the nomination.  County Auditor called for nominations two more times.

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to close the nominations for Chair. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid called for a roll call for Commissioner Todd Beckel for Chair.  Roll call carried as follows: All in favor: Commissioners, Patty Beckel, Todd Beckel, Hanson Arnesen and Moorman.  Against:  None.  Commissioner Todd Beckel assumed the position of Chair of the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners for 2012.

Chairman Todd Beckel called for nominations for the position of Vice-Chair for the year 2012.  Commissioner Arnesen nominated Commissioner Hanson for Vice-Chair for Lake of the Woods County Board with Commissioner Patty Beckel seconding the nomination. Chairman Todd Beckel called for nominations two more times. 

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to close the nominations for Vice-Chair. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Chairman Todd Beckel called for a roll call for Commissioner Hanson for Vice Chair.  Roll call carried as follows: All in favor: Commissioners, Patty Beckel, Hanson Arnesen, Moorman and Todd Beckel.  Against:  None.  Commissioner Hanson assumed the position of Vice-Chair of the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners for 2012.

Approval of Agenda

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

Approval of Consent Agenda

None

Human Resources

Human Resource Director, Wade Johannesen met with the board requesting approval to Interview for the Deputy Sheriff’s position.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to authorize Human Resource Director, Wade Johannesen and County Sheriff, Dallas Block to interview for the Deputy Sheriff’s position. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

2012 Committee Appointments

Chairman Todd Beckel presented the 2012 Committee appointments to the board.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve the 2012 Committee Appointments.

Airport Commission:  Commissioners Patty Beckel and Hanson;

AMC Ag Task Force: Commissioner Todd Beckel; Alternates: Commissioners;

AMC Environmental and Natural Resources: Commissioner Todd Beckel; Alternates: Commissioners;

AMC Future:  Commissioner Todd Beckel; Alternates: Commissioners;

AMC General Government: Commissioner Patty Beckel; Alternates: John W. Hoscheid and Commissioners;

AMC Health and Human Service: Commissioner Hanson and Nancy Wendler; Alternates: Commissioners;

AMC/PILT Advisory: Commissioner Todd Beckel

AMC Public Safety:

AMC Transportation and Area Transportation Alliance: Commissioner Moorman and Tim Erickson; Alternates: Commissioners;

Arrowhead Library System:  Commissioner Hanson; Alternate: Commissioner Todd Beckel (7-1-11 to 06-30-14 appointed 2011);

Board of Adjustment: District 1- Buck Webb, District 2-Reed McFarlane, District 3-Gerald Levasseur, District 4- Tom Mio, District 5-Jamie McEnelly;

Border Coalition/ Passports: Commissioner Arnesen, Commissioner Patty Beckel, Sue Ney and Holly House;

Borderland Substance Abuse Court and Steering Committee: Commissioner Patty Beckel;

Building and Safety Committee:  Commissioner Todd Beckel, Commissioner Arnesen, Jeff Pelland, Tim Erickson, Brent Birkeland, John W. Hoscheid and Nancy Wendler; and one from Law Enforcement;

Community Education Advisory Board: Commissioner Moorman; Alternate: Commissioner Patty Beckel;  

Comp Worth Committee: Commissioners Patty Beckel, Arnesen, Wade Johannesen and John W. Hoscheid and more to be appointed;

Comprehensive Land Use Planning Board: Commissioner Arnesen, Commissioner Patty Beckel, Sue Ney, Josh Stromlund and John W. Hoscheid; 

Continuity of Operation Plan (COOP): Holly House and All Commissioners;

County Extension Committee: Commissioner Arnesen, Commissioner Patty Beckel, John W. Hoscheid; Additional members:  Karen Hanson, Mike Hirst, Erin Olson, Shelly Lein , Jen Erickson and Joanne Kellner; Extension Members: Sunny Dorrow, Aprille Levasseur, Deb Zak and Karen Santl.

County TV:  Commissioner Hanson, Commissioner Arnesen, Lee Hervey, John W. Hoscheid, Brent Birkeland and Holly House;

Department Head Liaison: Chairman Todd Beckel; Alternates: Commissioners;

Department Liaisons:  Assessor – Moorman; Land and Water Planning Office – Arnesen; Attorney –Hanson; MIS – Hanson; Sheriff – Arnesen; Social Services – Moorman;  Recorder – Patty Beckel; Highway – Patty Beckel; Treasurer –Todd Beckel; Auditor – Todd Beckel; Emergency Management – Arnesen; H/R – Patty Beckel; County Surveyor-Moorman and Veterans Service Officer – Hanson;

Enhanced 911 Committee: Commissioner Todd Beckel, Commissioner Hanson, Brent Birkeland, Dallas Block, Holly House and other local appointees;

GIZIIBII-RC&D: Commissioner Patty Beckel, member at large George Swentik and John Sonstegard; Alternates for Sonstegard– SWCD staff member;

Governor Council on Mental Health and LAC Committee:  Commissioner Moorman;

Grievance Committee: Commissioner Todd Beckel, Dale Boretski, Josh Stromlund and Angie Eason; Alternate:  Commissioner Hanson;

Headwaters Regional Development Commission: Commissioners Hanson and Moorman;

Highway 11 Task Force/Transportation Advisory Board: Commissioner Moorman, Commissioner Hanson and Tim Erickson;

Information Systems/Technology Committee: Commissioner Patty Beckel, Commissioner Hanson, Brent Birkeland, Josh Stromlund, Boyd Johnson and John W. Hoscheid;

Insurance Committee: Commissioner Patty Beckel, Commissioner Todd Beckel, John W. Hoscheid, Nancy Wendler, Lorene Hanson, Brent Birkeland, Terry Bandemer and Wade Johannesen;

Joint Powers Natural Resources Board: Commissioner Todd Beckel, Commissioner Moorman;

Labor/Management Committee: Commissioner Arnesen, Commissioner Todd Beckel, Wade Johannesen; Alternate: Commissioner Patty Beckel;

Lake of the Woods Affordable Housing/Loan Committee: Commissioner Arnesen, Sue Ney, MaryJo Otten and John W. Hoscheid; Alternate:  Commissioner Patty Beckel;

Lake of the Woods County Children and Families Collaborative and Prevention Coalition: Committee:   Commissioner Todd Beckel;

Lake of the Woods Criminal Justice Coalition: Commissioner Patty Beckel;

Law Library:  Commissioner Hanson, Philip Miller and Brent Birkeland;

Lutheran Social Service Board: Commissioner Moorman and Nancy Wendler; Alternate: Commissioner Patty Beckel;

Minnesota Counties Computer Co-op: Delegate #1 – Brent Birkeland, Delegate #2 – John W. Hoscheid;

Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust:  Commissioner Patty Beckel; Alternate: Commissioner Todd Beckel;

Minnesota Rural Counties Caucus: Commissioner Arnesen; Alternates: Commissioners;     

Motor Pool Committee: Commissioner Patty Beckel, John W. Hoscheid, Nancy Wendler, MaryJo Otten, Josh Stromlund and Jeff Pelland;  Alternate:  Commissioner Hanson;

North Country Community Health Board:  Commissioner Moorman(term expires 12/31/12) and Jan Olson (term expires 12/31/12) these are three-year terms;

North Country Community Health Services Advisory Committee:  Commissioner Moorman (term expires 12/31/132) and Jan Olson (term expires 12/31/13 these are two-year terms;

Northern Counties Land Use Coordinating Board: Commissioner Todd Beckel and Josh Stromlund; Alternate:  Commissioner Arnesen;

Northwest Board of Aging/Area Agency: Commissioner Moorman, Nancy Wendler and John Oren; Alternate: Commissioner Patty Beckel;

Northwest Community Action:  Commissioner Arnesen, Commissioner Patty Beckel; Alternate Commissioner Tom Hanson;

Northwest Minnesota Juvenile Center Board:  Commissioner Patty Beckel (term expires 12/31/13 (re-appointed in 2010).  This is a four-year term;

Nursing Service Advisory Board: Commissioner Hanson, Leah Stephani Miller; Alternate:  Nancy Wendler;

Ordinance Committee: Commissioner Patty Beckel, Commissioner Arnesen, Philip Miller, Dallas Block, Josh Stromlund, Michelle Brown, Rick Rone, Nancy Jewell;

Park Commission: Commissioner Hanson, Commissioner Patty Beckel, Tim Erickson; Alternate: Commissioner Moorman;

Personnel Committee (combined Compensation Plan and Personnel): Commissioner Patty Beckel, Commissioner Arnesen, Human Resources Director Wade Johannesen, Sue Ney, Tim Erickson, Amy Ballard and Terry Bandemer;   

Rainy Rapid River Board: Commissioner Moorman, Commissioner Hanson, Josh Stromlund and Steve Sindelir;

Red River Valley Development Association:  Commissioner Moorman and Ken Horntvedt;

Regional Radio Board: Commissioner Todd Beckel; Alternate: Commissioner Hanson;

Roseau County Board on Aging/FAR North Transit:  Commissioner Todd Beckel;

Solid Waste Committee/Household Waste:   Commissioner Todd Beckel (as the (NWMNHHW representative for the Joint Powers Agreement), Commissioner Hanson, Tim Erickson, Tina Rennemo, Mark Hall and MaryJo Otten.

SWCD District Committee: Commissioner Todd Beckel, Commissioner Arnesen and Josh Stromlund;

Subdivision Controls Committee: Commissioner Patty Beckel, Josh Stromlund, MaryJo Otten, Sue Ney, Brent Birkeland and Commissioner of the District involved;

Township Road and Trails: Commissioner Arnesen, Commissioner Todd Beckel, Tim Erickson, Josh Stromlund, Brent Birkeland, Dan Crompton, Boyd Johnson and MaryJo Otten;  

Tribal Lands:  Commissioners Arnesen and Todd Beckel;

Vets Service: Commissioner Hanson, Commissioner Moorman, Legion Commander or Delegate, VFW Commander or Delegate and Rick Rone;

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

2012 County Board of Commissioners Meeting Dates

Chairman Todd Beckel presented the 2012 County Board meeting dates to the board. Chairman Todd Beckel informed the board that Christmas Eve falls on a Monday this year and the personal policy states that if Christmas Eve falls on a week day only, the latter half of the work day (noon) the Government Facilities closes.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to close the County Government Facilities, on December 24, 2012, and further declare this as a full day Holiday for 2012 only. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the flowing County Board meeting dates for 2012 as follows:

Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners

County Board meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 9: 00 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Room in the County Government Center in Baudette, Minnesota unless otherwise noted:

January 10, 2012         9:00 a.m.                                             July 10, 2012               9:00 a.m.

January 24, 2012         9:00 a.m.                                             July 24, 2012               9:00 a.m.

February 14, 2012       9:00 a.m.                                             August  7,2012           9:00 a.m.

February 28,2012        9:00 a.m.         (L/W School)                  August 28,2012          9:00 a.m.

March 13,  2012          9:00 a.m.                                             September 11, 2012    9:00 a.m.

March 27, 2012           9:00 a.m.                                             September 25, 2012    9:00 a.m.

April 10, 2012             9:00 a.m.                                             October 9, 2012          9:00 a.m.

April 24, 2012             9:00 a.m.                                             October 23, 2012        9:00 a.m.

May  8, 2012               9:00 a.m.                                             November 13, 2012    9:00 a.m.

May 22,2012               9:00 a.m.                                             November 27, 2012    9:00 a.m.

June 12, 2012              9:00 a.m.                                             December 11, 2012     9:00 a.m.

June 19  2012             10:00 a.m.        (NWA)                          December  11, 2012 TNT 6:00 p.m.

BOE                            TBD                                                    December 31, 2012     8:00 a.m.

June 26, 2012              9:00 a.m.

Lake of the Woods County Commissioner’ maybe attending the following:

AMC Leadership Conference- January 26-27 St. Paul

Joint Legislative Conference – March 21-22 St. Paul

AMC District 2 Meeting- June 6 Bemidji

AMC Policy Committee- September 27-28 Brainerd

AMC District 2 Meeting- October 24 Bemidji

AMC Annual Conference- December 3-5 St. Cloud

Lake of the Woods Economic Development Authority Meetings will be the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.  in the Commissioners’ Room at the Government Center.  Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners will be attending these meetings.

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

Elected Officials – Minimum Salaries

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid presented the 2012 Minimum Salaries for Elected Officials to the board for approval.

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

Resolution For

Establishing Minimum Salaries for Elective Offices

Resolution No. 2012-01-01

WHEREAS, M.S. 388.18, Subd. 1, et seq., M.S. 384.151, Subd. 1, et seq., M.S. 386.015, Subd. 1, et seq., M.S. 387.20, Subd. 1, et seq., and M.S. 385.373, Subd. 1, et seq. requires the County Board, at the January meeting prior to the first date on which applicants may file for County elective offices, to establish minimum annual salaries to be paid to the respective office holders at the term next following;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the following statutory minimum annual salaries are hereby established for county elective offices for the term beginning in January of the year 2011:

                                    County Attorney:        $6,000

                                    County Auditor:         $6,000

                                    County Recorder:       $6,000

                                    County Sheriff:           $6,000

                                    County Treasurer:       $6,000

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 10:10 a.m. and reconvened at 10:24 a.m. as follows:

County Treasurer-Official Depositories

County Treasurer, Mark Hall met with the board requesting approval for the designation of official depositories of county funds for the year 2012.

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to designate the following institutions as Official Depositories of county funds for the year 2012:

  1. Wells Fargo, Baudette Branch
  2. RiverWood Bank- Baudette Branch
  3. Border State Bank, Baudette Branch
  4. MAGIC Fund /US Bank

It was further moved to designate Wells Fargo Minneapolis, as the official safekeeping Institution for Lake of the Woods County.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

WHEELERPOINT SANITARY BOARD APPOINTMENTS

Commissioner Patty Beckel informed the board that two members of the Wheeler’s Point Sanitary Board are up for appointment.

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

RESOLUTION FOR

ELECTION OF WHEELERS POINT SANITARY DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS

RESOLUTION 2012-01-01

WHEREAS, Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners adopted the creation of a sanitary district for Wheelers Point District on September 27, 2005;

WHEREAS, Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners is the central related governing body of the Wheelers Point Sanitary District;

WHEREAS, Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners has the authority to elect members to the Wheelers Point Sanitary District Board by resolution to fill expired terms;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT, Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners elect Al Thompson and Ron Stauss for a term of three years expiring January 2, 2015.

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

2012 County Board Projects

The board discussed their goals and objectives for the year 2012. The following are topics of interest the board will address with the department heads on January 10, 2012 Committee of the Whole Meeting at 8:00 a.m.

  • Comp Worth
  • Combining the County Treasurer and Auditor’s office- voter approval
  • County Health Insurance
  • Township Road and ATV Ordinance
  • And possible work session to review the pros and cons on Paid Time Off

Legal Newspaper – Bid Opening

Chairman Todd Beckel called for the bid opening at 11:00 a.m. as advertised for the Official Legal Newspaper for the year 2012.

County Auditor John W. Hoscheid opened the sealed bids for the official legal newspaper as follows:

LEGAL NEWSPAPER BID
   Lake of the Woods County Bid Opening For
Legal Publishing for 2012
January 3, 2012
Per Standard Advertising Unit
Financial StatementDelinquent Tax ListAll Other Publications
1st Publ.2nd Publ1st Publ2nd Publ
Baudette Region
PO Box 39$1.25$5.00$1.25$1.25$1.25$1.25
Baudette, MN  56623
218-634-1722
Northern Light
PO Box 1134$1.14$3.75$1.14$1.14$1.14$1.14
Baudette, MN  56623
218-634-2700
Award To:
Official Legal NewspaperNorthern Light
1st Publ/Financial StmntNorthern Light
2nd Publ/Financial StmntBaudette Region
1st Delinq Tax ListNorthern Light
2nd Delinq Tax ListNorthern Light
All OtherNorthern Light

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Ed Arnesen to designate the Northern Light as the Official Legal Newspaper of the County for 2012 and to award the first publication of the annual financial statement, the first and second publications of the delinquent tax list and all other legal publishing to the Northern Light.  It was further moved to award the bid for the second publication of the annual financial statement to the Baudette Region. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Ken Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Recess

With no further business before the board, Chairman Todd Beckel called the meeting to recess at 11:10 a.m.

Attest:                                                             Approved:       January 10, 2012

____________________________                _______________________________

John W. Hoscheid, County Auditor               Chairman Todd Beckel

Commissioner Proceedings

January 24, 2012

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 in the Commissioners’ Room at the Government Center.

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

Approval of Agenda

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the agenda with the following additions: closed session- pending litigation, solid waste equipment, part-time split dispatch/deputy sheriff’s position, one day on-sale liquor permit, technology committee report, correspondence- MN Department of Public Safety and NW MN Foundation. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.  

Approval of Consent Agenda

Motion was made byCommissioner Moorman to approve the consent agenda as follows: Travel for Jodi Ferrier to East Grand Forks on February 7-8 for DHS Licensing Refresher Training; Shelley Pepera to St. Cloud on February 20-21 for SSIS Mentor Meeting; Dessa Brunette to Hermantown on January 25-27 for Elder Abuse Training.  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 Patty Beckel to approve the minutes of January 10, 2012 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 County Board for approval of claims.

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

                                                Revenue                   $        53,037.15            

                                                Road & Bridge        $          6,110.80

                                                Co. Development     $         1,200.00

                                                Solid Waste              $      17,166.76

                                                EDA                         $         4,397.42

                                                                                 $       80,762.13             

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 1/10/2012 For Payment 1/13/2012

Vendor Name Amount          

Affiliated Computer Services                                      5,050.93

Cenex Co-Op Services, Inc.                                       3,111.05

LOW Soil & Water Cons. Dist.                                  78,362.00

Mn Assn Of Counties                                                   3,732.00

Mn Counties Computer Co-Op                                 39,189.67

Mn Counties Insurance Trust                                  154,277.00

Voyageurs Comtronics, Inc                                        2,640.00

43 Payments less than 2000   $21,216.89

Final Total    $307,579.54

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

                                                January 12,     2012    $    58,638.46

                                                January 13,     2012    $  146,440.61

                                                January 13,     2012    $      2,484.71  

                                                January 13,     2012    $ (13,134.40)

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

Lake of the Woods Land Commissioner

Chairman Todd Beckel discussed the appointment of a Land Commissioner for Lake of the Woods County. No action was taken at this time.

County Auditor

Application and Permit for a 1 day Temporary On-Sale Liquor License- Non-Profit

Count Auditor, John W. Hoscheid informed the board that a temporary On-Sale License does not need to be approved by the County Board that the County Auditor can approve the application and requested that if the board wants to approve this type of license that he would bring forth for their approval. The consensus of the board was that the County Auditor can approve this type of license but requested that the Sheriff’s Office be notified of any one-day events.

Social services

Claims

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

Motion

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

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants       $ 10,485.45

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants       $ 24,565.42

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

CHI Health Connect at Home-Fargo-LTCC RN & HHA for Waivered Programs Contract

Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler met with the County Board requesting approval for the following contracts:

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve the contract between Sanford Medical Center, Thief River Falls, and Lake of the Woods County Social Services for the provision of Mental Health Community Support Program Services and ARMHS Services for 2012, and to authorize Chairman Todd Beckel and Lake of the Woods County Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler, to sign same. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to approve the contract for 2012 for toll-free telephone emergency services between Sanford Medical Center, Thief River Falls, and Lake of the Woods County Social Services, and to authorize Chairman Todd Beckel, and Lake of the Woods County Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler, to sign same.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the contract between Sanford Medical Center, Thief River Falls, and Lake of the Woods County Social Services for 2012 for the provision of onsite mental health physician’s assistant services and to authorize Chairman Todd Beckel and Lake of the Woods County Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler , to sign same.  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 Patty Beckel to approve the contract between Friends Against Abuse and Lake of the Woods County Social Services for 2012 for the provision of supervised visitations and to authorize Chairman Todd Beckel and Lake of the Woods County Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler , to sign same.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Safety Training

The board discussed the safety training class on February 21, 2012 in Bemidji and requested that Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler attend.

Recess

The meeting was called to recess at 9:40 a.m. and reconvened at 9:45 a.m. as follows:

SWCD

County Feedlot Officer, Mike Hirst met with the board and presented the 2011 Annual County Feedlot Officer and Performance Credit Report and the 2012-2013 County Feedlot Program Delegation Agreement and Work Plan to the board for their approval.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to authorize Chairman Todd Beckel to sign the 2011 Annual County Feedlot Report and the 2012-2013 County Feedlot Program Delegation Agreement and Work Plan. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

MIS DEPARTMENT

MIS Director, Brent Birkeland and Kyle Heideman with Pro-West Associate met with the board and presented a Web Mapping Demo to the board.

HUMAN RESOURCES

Probationary Period

Human Resource Director, Wade Johannesen met with the board  and informed the board that County Assesor, MaryJo Otten probationary period is completed and requested a (1) step merit adjustment.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve a one (1) step merit adjustment from Grade 17, Step 8 to Grade 17, Step 9 for completion of a satisfactory probation period for County Assessor, MaryJo Otten effective January 22, 2012. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Authorization to Hire Deputy Sheriff

Human Resource Director, Wade Johannesen, County Sheriff, Dallas Block and Chief Deputy Sheriff, Terry Bandemer met with the board requesting authorization to hire Ben Duick for the position of Deputy Sheriff.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the hiring of Ben Duick as Deputy Sheriff, effective January 24, 2012 at grade 11, step 1. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Authorization to Hire Part-time Split Deputy Sheriff/Dispatcher

Human Resource Director, Wade Johannesen, County Sheriff, Dallas Block and Chief Deputy Sheriff, Terry Bandemer met with the board requesting authorization to hire part-time Deputy Sheriff-Dispatcher, which would share the duties of a Dispatcher and Deputy Sheriff.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to authorize the hiring off the list of most recent applications/interview listing for the combined part-time Deputy Sheriffs-Dispatchers at the grade level 8,step 1 for part-time dispatching duties and grade level 11, step 1 as Part-time Deputy Sheriff. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to place the part-time Deputy Sheriffs/Dispatchers on the Police and Fire PERA plan. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the vote failed as follows: Voting For: Commissioners Patty Beckel and Arnesen, Voting against: Commissioners Todd Beckel, Moorman and Hanson.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to place the part-time Deputy Sheriffs/Dispatchers on the Correction PERA plan. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Public Works Director

Copy Machine

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board requesting approval to purchase a copy machine for his office.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to authorize the Public Works Director, Tim Erickson to purchase a Canon Imagerrunner G5030 copy machine for the Public Works Department, as previously approved within the 2012 capital expenditure budget. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Solid Waste Equipment

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board to discuss the purchasing of a Plasma Cutter for the Land Fill. Tim informed the board that the equipment would cost $1,800.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to approve the purchase of the Plasma Cutter up to $1,800. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

ATV Trail Project Maps

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson presented Lake of the Woods County ATV Trail Project maps to the board for their review.

Year of Service Recognition for William “Bill” Sindelir

Chairman Todd Beckel presented a Plaque to William “Bill” Sindelir in recognition for his years of service for Lake of the Woods Public Works Department.

Resolution No. 2012-01-01

Year of Service Recognition for

William “Bill” Sindelir”

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

WHEREAS; Bill Sindelir has served the residents of Lake of the Woods County since 1972 for Lake of the Woods County Public Works Department;

WHEREAS; Bill Sindelir will retire from Lake of the Woods County service effective February 3, 2012;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED; That Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners extends its deepest appreciation to Bill Sindelir for his dedicated service and extends best wishes to him.

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

Public Access/Right-of-Way Issues

Greg Schuete met with the board to discuss concerns for Public Access at Birch Beach. He informed the board that there had been five accesses for winter fishing and now it is down to three areas and would like to have one public access restored for mainly winter ice fishing. The board requested that he get together a petition from the land owners in the area and present the petition to the County Board for their consideration. The board requested the Public Works Department prepare county owned Right-of-Way maps for the board to review.

Committee of the Whole Meeting

The County Board of Commissioners set February 14, 2012 as a Committee of the Whole meeting at 8:00 a.m.

Old/New Business

  • Lessard –Sams Outdoor Heritage Council/Outdoor Heritage Fund – none
  • Land Trade – none
  • Red Lake Tribe – none
  • Township Road Inventory/ATV Ordinance – maps handed out
  • Beaver –none
  • Clementson Bridge Property – letter was sent to Senator Saxhaug
  • 2012 Goals and Projects – none
  • Grant Policy/Expenditures- none

Correspondence

Correspondence was read and acknowledge from:

  • Annual Drainage & Wetland Conference- February 23, 2012 St. Cloud
  • Williams Arena- Thank-you letter
  • NW MN Foundation- free paint
  • MN Department of Public Safety – Audit interview

Closed Session- MN §13D.05- Pending litigation

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to close the regular meeting and open the closed session at 12:05 p.m. pursuant to MN §13D.05- Pending litigation. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

The following members were present: Commissioner Todd Beckel, Commissioner Patty Beckel, Commissioner Hanson, Commissioner Moorman and Arnesen. Others present were: County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid, Deputy Auditor, Janet Rudd and Human Resource Director, Wade Johannesen.

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to close the closed session at 12:19 p.m. and open the regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Recess

With no further business before the County Board, Chairman Todd Beckel called the meeting to recess at 12:19 p.m.

Attest:                                                                                     Approved: February 14, 2012

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