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COUNTY BOARD

July, 2017

Commissioner Proceedings

JULY 11, 2017

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Lake of the Woods County Government Center in the Commissioners’ Room.

Call to Order

Chairman Nordlof called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners: James Nordlof, Ken Moorman, Jon Waibel, Ed Arnesen and Cody Hasbargen.  Also present were: County Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson, Deputy Auditor/Treasurer Janet Rudd, and Woody Fiala.

Approval of Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Moorman and carried unanimously to approve the agenda with the following additions: Special Permit-UPS and Airport update.

Approval of Minutes

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman, seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve the official and summarized minutes of June 27, 2017.

SOCIAL SERVICES

Claims

Social Service Director, Amy Ballard met with the board requesting approval of claims.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the claims against the county as follows: Commissioner Warrants-$13,445.92, Commissioner Warrants-$5,575.59, Commissioner Warrants- $5,634.36.

Fee Policy

Social Service Director, Amy Ballard met with the board requesting approval for the offices Financial Eligibility & Fee Policy which is mandated by Minnesota or Federal laws supersede this policy.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the Financial Eligibility & Fee Policy for Lake of the Woods Social Services Department.

AUDITOR/TREASURER

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

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman, seconded by Commissioner Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the claims against the county as follows: Revenue $46,703.40- Road & Bridge $196,163.01- Joint Ditch-$10,183.29-Solid Waste, $23,940.22- EDA, $1,896.51.

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 7/11/2017 For Payment 7/14/2017

Vendor Name                                        Amount

Code 4 Services LLC                                                     9,165.79

Computer Professionals Unlimited Inc                          13,498.00

Fort Distributors Ltd                                                     18,421.20

Howard’s Oil Company                                                  7,430.09

Lavalla Sand & Gravel Inc                                          168,285.00

LOW Highway Dept                                                     16,542.04

Mar-Kit Landfill                                                             15,241.50

Roger’s Two Way Radio, Inc                                         4,639.50

Voyageurs Comtronics, Inc                                           2,689.90

48 Payments less than 2000 22,973.41

Final Total: 278,886.43

Further moved to authorize the payment of the following auditor warrants: June 28, 2017- $28,155.59-July 5, 2017 – $92,721.30- July 6, 2017-$175,592.85.

BUDGET DATES

County Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson met with the board requesting the board to set budget dates for 2018 Budget. The board set August 14 and 15 to begin the 2018 budget process.

SHERIFF

County Sheriff, Gary Fish met with the board requesting permission to work the stone 2016 Stonegarden Grant.

Resolution

The following resolution was offered by Commissioner Arnesen and seconded by Commissioner Hasbargen and carried unanimously to adopt the following resolution:

AMEND COUNTY SHERIFF SALARY RESOLUTION 17-07-01

WHEREAS, the United States Department of Homeland Security has asked local law enforcement agencies along our Nation’s border to step up border monitoring, pursue joint objectives, and enhance their capabilities for providing border security; and,

WHEREAS, in an effort to assist local governments in fulfilling this request, the Department of Homeland Security through the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division, offered “Operation Stonegarden 2016;

WHEREAS, the Lake of the Woods County Sheriff’s Office is a successful recipient of an

Operation Stonegarden 2016 grant; and,

WHEREAS, the Lake of the Woods County Sheriff has undertaken, as additional duties, the responsibility to avail himself and his officers for additional training, or to provide such training for his officer’s and himself, for border protection and border security, and the additional duties of improving the distinct capability of the sheriffs’ office as a whole with regard to border security and border patrol as part of a joint mission; and in addition, as and for additional duties, the sheriff will necessarily devote more of his own time to border patrol and border enforcement; and,

WHEREAS, the Operation Stonegarden 2016 grant given to assist the Lake of the Woods County Sheriff’s Office  in its efforts to secure the border includes the sum of S 29,410.00 overtime and $3,241.50 fringe benefits; and

WHEREAS, it is estimated that these additional border security duties will necessitate that the

Sheriff expend on average another eight (8) hours per week; and,

WHEREAS, through the Operation Stonegarden 2016 grants, all of the additional overtime worked by officer’s devoted to border security issues is fully reimbursable under the grant, including the cost of officer overtime pay, PERA, Medicare and worker’s compensation, so that the net cost of the additional homeland security duties to Lake of the Woods County is fully reimbursed by the grant.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the resolution setting the sheriff’s salary, as

originally set by this board on December 13, 2016 was $78,748.80 and fringe benefits were

$13,899.17, be amended so that the sheriff’s salary is increased by the sum of $6,526.08 and

fringe benefits are increased by $1,151.85 commencing July 16, 2017 through December 31,

2017, with the increase funding from the Operation Stonegarden 2016 grant contingent upon the following:

  1. That the Operation Stonegarden 2016 grant funding be available; and
  2. That the sheriff works, in addition to his regular duties, eight (8) hours per week of said

Operation Stonegarden 2016 grant.

At such time that the Operation Stonegarden 2016 grant funding is no longer available and/or if the sheriff is unable to complete the additional eight (8) hours per week of Operation Stonegarden 2016 grant work, then the sheriff’s salary shall return to the salary as originally set by this board on December 13, 2016.

PUBLIC WORKS

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board and requested approval for reappointment of members to the Joint Drainage Authority between Lake of the Woods County and Roseau County for Joint Ditch 22 and 62. Tim also updated the board on the current road projects his department is working on.

Resolution

The following resolution was offered by Commissioner Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Waibel and carried unanimously the following resolution:

STATE OF MINNESOTA

LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

SEATED CONCURRENTLY PURSUANT TO MINNESOTA STATUTES SECTION 103E.235 FOR THE PURPOSE OF REAPPOINTING MEMBERS TO THE JOINT DRAINAGE AUTHORITY BOARD FOR LAKE OF THE WOODS / ROSEAU COUNTIES JOINT/JUDICIAL DITCH 22

RESOLUTION NO. 17-07-02

 The matter of the petition of the Appointment of Members to the Joint Drainage Authority Board

 Appointment Order  

The County Boards of Commissioners of Lake of the Woods and Roseau Counties, meeting concurrently at their regular meetings on July 11, 2017, considered appointments to the Joint Drainage Authority Board of Roseau and Lake of the Woods Counties Joint/Judicial Ditch (JD) 22. After consideration of the matter and upon motion and second duly noted in the minutes of meeting, the Boards adopt the following Findings and Order:

WHEREAS, the Lake of the Woods and Roseau Counties JD 22 is an existing Joint Ditch between the two Counties and the Joint Drainage Authority for JD 22 was established by previous joint action of the County Boards of Commissioners; and

WHEREAS, the resolution establishing the Joint Drainage Authority did not address the filling of vacancies or re-appointment of membership to the Joint Drainage Authority Board; and

WHEREAS, vacancies exist on the Joint Drainage Authority Board.

THEREFORE, based on the forgoing, the Boards of Commissioners of Lake of the Woods and Roseau Counties, seated concurrently, adopt the following:

ORDER

  1. The Boards acknowledge and reestablish the Joint Drainage Authority pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 103E.235 for Lake of the Woods and Roseau Counties JD 22.
  2. Vacancies on the Joint Drainage Authority Board are filled by following initial members:
    1. Kenneth Moorman         (Lake of the Woods County, District 3)
    2. Edward Arnesen             (Lake of the Woods County, District 5)
    3. Jonathan Waibel            (Lake of the Woods County, District  4)
    4. Russell Walker   (Roseau County, District 4)
    5. Glenda Phillipe_ (Roseau County, District 1)
  3. Future vacancies on the Joint Drainage Authority Board shall be filled by the successor       Commissioner from the district indicated.
  4. In the case of a conflict of interest of one or more Board members making a quorum or majority impossible, the County Boards, by concurrent resolutions, may make temporary appointments to the Joint Drainage Authority Board.
  5. Lake of the Woods County is designated as the “majority” county for JD 22. The Lake of the Woods County Auditor/Treasurer shall coordinate with the Roseau County Auditor and proceed with future management and administration of JD 22 according to Minnesota Statutes Chapter 103E.
  6. The Joint Drainage Authority acknowledged and reestablished herein shall be perpetual until either dissolved or modified by future action of the Lake of the Woods and Roseau County Boards of Commissioners, seated jointly.
  7. This Order may be signed in counterparts and the counter parts together constitute the full Order.

After discussion, the resolution Passed and the Findings and Order were Adopted.

Resolution

The following resolution was offered by Commissioner Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Hasbargen and carried unanimously the following resolution:

STATE OF MINNESOTA

LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

SEATED CONCURRENTLY PURSUANT TO MINNESOTA STATUTES SECTION 103E.235 FOR THE PURPOSE OF REAPPOINTING MEMBERS TO THE JOINT DRAINAGE AUTHORITY BOARD FOR LAKE OF THE WOODS / ROSEAU COUNTIES JOINT/JUDICIAL DITCH 62

Resolution NO. 17-07-03

 The matter of the petition of the Appointment of Members to the Joint Drainage Authority Board

 Appointment Order  

The County Boards of Commissioners of Lake of the Woods and Roseau Counties, meeting concurrently at their regular meeting on July 11, 2017, considered appointments to the Joint Drainage Authority Board of Roseau and Lake of the Woods Counties Joint/Judicial Ditch (JD) 62. After consideration of the matter and upon motion and second duly noted in the minutes of meeting, the Boards adopt the following Findings and Order:

WHEREAS, the Lake of the Woods and Roseau Counties JD 62 is an existing Joint Ditch between the two Counties and the Joint Drainage Authority for JD 62 was established by previous joint action of the County Boards of Commissioners; and

WHEREAS, the resolution establishing the Joint Drainage Authority did not address the filling of vacancies or re-appointment of membership to the Joint Drainage Authority Board; and

WHEREAS, vacancies exist on the Joint Drainage Authority Board.

THEREFORE, based on the forgoing, the Boards of Commissioners of Lake of the Woods and Roseau Counties, seated concurrently, adopt the following:

ORDER

  1. The Boards acknowledge and reestablish the Joint Drainage Authority pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 103E.235 for Lake of the Woods and Roseau Counties JD 62.
  2. Vacancies on the Joint Drainage Authority Board are filled by following initial members:
    • Kenneth Moorman       (Lake of the Woods County, District 3)
    • Edward Arnesen           (Lake of the Woods County, District 5)
    • Cody Hasbargen          (Lake of the Woods County, District 2)
    • Russell Walker (Roseau County, District 4)
    • Roger Falk                   (Roseau County, District 3
  3. Future vacancies on the Joint Drainage Authority Board shall be filled by the successor Commissioner from the district indicated.
  4. In the case of a conflict of interest of one or more Board members making a quorum or majority impossible, the County Boards, by concurrent resolutions, may make temporary appointments to the Joint Drainage Authority Board.
  5. Lake of the Woods County is designated as the “majority” county for JD 62. The Lake of the Woods County Auditor/Treasurer shall coordinate with the Roseau County Auditor and proceed with future management and administration of JD 62 according to Minnesota Statutes Chapter 103E.
  6. The Joint Drainage Authority acknowledged and reestablished herein shall be perpetual until either dissolved or modified by future action of the Lake of the Woods and Roseau County Boards of Commissioners, seated jointly.
  7. This Order may be signed in counterparts and the counter parts together constitute the full Order.

After discussion, the resolution Passed and the Findings and Order were Adopted.

UPS

Mike Reed, representing UPS met with the board requesting a letter of support for UPS to add TH72 and TH71 between Bemidji and Baudette Minnesota to the approved twin trailer route. Mike explained that with ANI Pharmaceuticals growth, UPS needs flexibility to use twin trailers to meet the package distribution and timing required to ship their products. UPS distribution center in Bemidji, Bloomington, and Eagan process the packages from the ANI facility in Baudette.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Hasbargen and carried unanimously to support the request from UPS to be approved by MnDOT for twin trailer route from CSAH72 and CSAH71, between Bemidji and Baudette, Minnesota.

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 10:58 a.m. and reconvened at 11:05 a.m.

MINNESOTA COUNTIES INTERGOVERNMENTAL TRUST

MCIT Risk Management Consultant, Bob Goede met with the board and presented the 2017 MCT Report to the board.

RECESS

With no further business before the County Board, Chairman Nordlof called the regular County Board meeting to recess at 12:10 a.m.

Attest:                                                                          Approved July 25, 2017

___________________________________              _____________________________________

County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson                    Chairman of the Board, James Nordlof

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Commissioner Proceedings

July 25, 2017

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Lake of the Woods County Government Center in the Commissioners’ Room.

Call to Order

Chairman Nordlof called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners: James Nordlof, Ken Moorman, Jon Waibel, Ed Arnesen and Cody Hasbargen.  Also present were: County Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson, Deputy Auditor/Treasurer Janet Rudd, and Woody Fiala.

Approval of Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman, seconded by Commissioner Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the agenda with the removal of Zach Crompton from the agenda.

Approval of Minutes

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the official and summarized minutes of July 11, 2017.

SOCIAL SERVICES

Claims

Social Service Director, Amy Ballard met with the board requesting approval of claims.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Moorman and carried unanimously to approve the claims against the county as follows: Commissioner Warrants-$4,714.03, Commissioner Warrants-$3,850.09, Commissioner Warrants- $19,313.01.

Training Request

Social Service Director, Amy Ballard met with the board requesting approval for out of State training for staff to attend.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Moorman and carried unanimously to approve out of state training for Social Service staff to attend.

AUDITOR/TREASURER

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

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the claims against the county as follows: Revenue $48,080.11- Road & Bridge $29,293.56Co. Development $1,454.50-Solid Waste, $8264.09- EDA, $3,861.27.

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 7/25/2017 For Payment 7/28/2017

Vendor Name                                                    Amount

Arrowhead Library System                                               33,118.00

Cenex Co-Op Services, Inc.                                                 8,739.65

Fort Distributors Ltd                                                              7,224.00

Headwater Regional Development Commiss                        3,307.76

Jake’s Quality Tire Inc                                                           2,212.46

R & Q Trucking, Inc                                                               4,895.00

Widseth Smith Nolting&Asst Inc                                           2,079.83

Woody’s Service                                                                  4,265.34

Ziegler, Inc                                                                            3,540.17

51 Payments less than 2000  21,571.32

Final Total: 90,953.53

Further moved to authorize the payment of the following auditor warrants: July 12, 2017- $68,487.41-July 19, 2017 – $31,626.51.

PUBLIC WORKS

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board informing them that he has a candidate for the Highway Maintenance Department at the NWA and that the candidate counter offered salary for a step 4. After discussion the Commissioners counter offered the candidate a Step 3. If the candidate accepts the counter offer, this position will be at a grade 10, Step 3, 19.12, points 233, effective July 31, 2017.

Trap Club

Coach Bob Laine met with the board and thanked the board for all the support that they have given to the Trap Club. Bob also informed the board that the club has grown to 41 kids participating this past year.

DNR FORESTRY

Easement

Area Supervisor Forester, Adam Munstenteiger, and Bob Warzecha met with the board to discuss an existing county easement over state land to provide Bob Warzecha access to his property. In exchange, Mr. Warzecha will donate easement across his property to access the site leased by the Lake of the Woods Sheriff and DNR Conservation.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Hasbargen and carried unanimously to provide a county easement over state land to Bob Warzecha, with exchange of the donation of easement across his property for access for Lake of the Woods Sheriff and DNR Conservation.

Timber Harvest

Area Supervisor Forester, Adam Munstenteiger informed the board of the Timber Harvest projects at the NWA. He informed the board that forest management is working with all affected parties, logging, tribal lands and DNR. The consensus of board is that they are in support of the timber harvest at the NWA.

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 10:35 a.m. and reconvened at 10:40 a.m.

GRANT FUNDING

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund and SWCD Resource Technician, Corryn Trask met with the board and informed them of a grant that maybe available to assist with Judicial Ditch 28. Josh explained that this would be a two phase project and at this time they do not have an estimated cost but would like to have SWCD continue. The DNR is working on a design for this project. The consensus of the board was that the Ditch Authority will move forward with this project. The board discussed the assessment of Judicial Ditch 28 with possible assessment time of two to three years.  

LAND AND WATER PLANNING

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stomlund met with the board and presented a Conditional Use Permit for the boards consideration of approval. Adrian’s Resort Inc. is requesting to replace five (5) non-conforming cabins with four (4) cabins within a commercial planned unit development, where the non-conformity is caused by excess density in the shoreland zone of the Rainy River. The Rainy River is an Agricultural River Segment. Josh reviewed the Findings of Fact of the Planning Commissioner and informed the board that they approved this application with no conditions of the project.

Motion

Motion was made Commissioner Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the following Conditional Use Permit.

Lake of the Woods County Planning Commission

Findings of Fact and Decision

Name of Applicant:  Adrian’s Resort Inc.                                                          Date:  July 12, 2017

Location/Legal Description:  A 3.43 acre tract in Govt.  Lot 3, Section 24, Township 162 North, Range 32 West (Wheeler) – Parcel ID #19.24.41.020.

Project Proposal:  Applicant is requesting to replace five (5) non-conforming cabins with four (4) cabins within a commercial planned unit development, where the non-conformity is caused by excess density in the shoreland zone of the Rainy River. The Rainy River is an Agricultural River Segment.

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

Why or why not?  Economic resort area.

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

YES (X) NO (  ) N/A (  )

Why or why not?  Improve fire safety, handicap access.

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

Why or why not? ______________________________________________________

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

Why or why not? ______________________________________________________

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

Why or why not? ______________________________________________________

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

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

Why or why not? ______________________________________________________

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

Why or why not?  Not changing.

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

Why or why not?  All resort area.

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

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

Why or why not?  Resort activity.

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

Why or why not?  New system coming.

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

Why or why not? ______________________________________________________

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

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

Why or why not?  Existing and new sewage system in plans.           

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

Why or why not?  No change.

14. If the project proposal includes above ground or below ground storage tanks for petroleum or other hazardous material that is subject to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) requirements, has a permit been sought?                                                YES (  )  NO (  )  N/A (X)

Why or why not? ______________________________________________________

15. Will there be fencing and/or other screening provided to buffer the project proposal from adjacent properties?                                                                                                YES (  )  NO (  )  N/A (X)

Why or why not? ______________________________________________________  

16. If signage is associated with the project proposal, has the applicant demonstrated the need for the number and size requested, and minimized the visual appearance as viewed from adjacent properties to the extent possible?                                                                             YES (  )  NO (  )  N/A (X)

Why or why not? ______________________________________________________

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

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

Why or why not?  No change.

The specific conditions of approval are as follows: NONE

The Lake of the Woods County Planning Commission hereby recommends to the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners that this proposal be:

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

            July 12, 2017               _____________________________________

                 Date                                                                                                Tom Mio

                                                                                                        Chair, Planning Commission

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

WILLIAMS CREEK

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board and informed the board that the 2015-2016 yearly monitoring reports have not been received for the Williams Creek Mitigation site. Josh drafted a letter to DNR Commissioner Landwehr on behalf of the County Board requesting the monitory report per agreement.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Hasbargen and carried unanimously to authorize Chairman Nordlof to sign the Letter of concern addressed to Commissioner Lanwerhr, on behalf of the County Board.

MAINTENANCE

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Moorman and carried unanimously to add Maintenance Supervisor to the agenda.

Trane Update

Maintenance Supervisor, Peder Hovland met with the board to discuss issues with the new heating/cooling system. Peder informed the board that they will be running a building performance test and if that passed everything, then the consensus of the board was to pay the bill.

EDA LOAN

The board discussed the loan from the County to the EDA for the purpose of equipment start up for the Lake of the Woods Drifters Club. If loan granted, the Lake of the Woods Drifters would pay back  EDA would pay back over a seven (7) year loan with 0% interest on a semiannual payment as per agreement with the EDA. The EDA would in turn pay back the County accordingly.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman, seconded by Commissioner Hasbargen and carried unanimously to transfer from the Con-Con fund $ 100,000 to the Lake of the Woods  County EDA for  loaning the Lake of the Woods Drifters Club money to purchase start up equipment for grooming snowmobile trails.
The term of loan will be a seven (7) year loan to be paid semiannually with 0% interest to the County.

COMMISSIONER UPDATE

Law Enforcement update on contracting with the City of Baudette for Law Enforcement. Contract is still being worked on.

RECESS

With no further business before the County Board, Chairman Nordlof called the regular County Board meeting to recess at 12:10 a.m.

Attest:                                                                          Approved August 8, 2017

___________________________________              _____________________________________

County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson                    Chairman of the Board, James Nordlof