MINUTES & AGENDAS
July 11, 2023
July 11, 2023
The Lake of The Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at Lake of the Woods County Government Center in the Commissioners’ Room.
CALL TO ORDER
Chair Ed Arnesen called the meeting to order at 9:00a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners: Ed Arnesen, Buck Nordlof, Jon Waibel, Cody Hasbargen and Joe Grund. Also Present was Auditor-Treasurer Lorene Hanson.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Buck Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the agenda with the following changes: Add: Northwest Angle Park.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the official minutes of June 27, 2023.
Motion was made by Commissioner Buck Nordlof, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the following claims: Commissioners Warrants $12,102.71; Commissioners Warrants $2,641.01; Commissioners Warrants $9,896.98.
Credit Card Approval
Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve a County credit card for Social Worker Whitney Nelson with a limit of $1500.00.
Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously with Commissioner Joe Grund abstaining to approve the claims against the County as follows: Revenue $97,612.21; Road & Bridge $247,499.95; County Development $2400.00; Joint Ditch $220.00; Solid Waste $35,180.91; EDA $975.00.
WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved On 7/11/2023 For Payment 7/14/2023
Vendor Name Amount
CARRIFF Engineered Fabrics Corporation 2,504.90
Cenex Co-Op Services, Inc. 15,045.58
CentralSquare Technologies, LLC 41,841.26
Counties Providing Technology 4,204.00
Custom Autobody And Repair 5,036.65
Farmers Union Oil company 2,725.77
Fort Distributors Ltd 38,400.00
Frontier Precision Inc 28,789.55
Howard’s Oil Company 8,038.50
Integris LLC 5,466.19
Knife River Corporation 147,060.00
LOW Highway Dept 14,215.50
R & Q Trucking, Inc 7,332.00
Strata Corp, Inc 2,255.37
University Of Mn 14,752.69
Verus Corporation 2,100.00
WIDSETH SMITH NOLTING & ASSOC., INC. 3,675.00
43 Payments less than 2000 27,732.80
Final Total: 383,888.07
Further moved to authorize the payment of the following auditor warrants: June 28, 2023 for $10,961.76; July 5, 2023 for $20,277.64; July 7, 2023 for $458,930.18; July 7, 2023 for ($197,000.00).
Northwest Angle Park
Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Buck Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the Northwest Angle Northerly Park Grant Contract Agreement with the State of Minnesota and for Chair Ed Arnesen and Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson to sign the same.
Arrowhead Library-Jim Weikum
Arrowhead Library Services (ALS) Executive Director Jim Weikum gave an update to the board that included: Strategic Planning with Northspan Group, technology updates, Mail-A-Book Program, digital library services, E-books & Audiobooks, Tumblebooks, and Creativebug online resources.
Calcium Chloride County Road 69
Concerned citizen Lester Boomgaarden came to the board to discuss the policy on Calcium Chloride and how the schedule is determined. County Engineer Anthony Pirkl explained that the County uses Calcium Chloride for maintenance when there is a project on the roads that would increase traffic. The public does have the option to purchase Calcium Chloride from the Highway Department, when it is advertised, to have it put on the road in front of their house.
Beaver Dam Removal JD 28
Concerned citizen Lester Boomgaarden discussed Judicial Ditch 28 and the beaver dam on the west-side of the ditch. County Engineer Anthony Pirkl informed Mr. Boomgaarden that JD 28 is on their list of upcoming projects for maintenance.
County Engineer Anthony Pirkl gave an update on various projects.
Final Payment SAP 039-608-025
Motion was made by Commissioner Ed Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the final payment of SAP 039-608-025 for KGM Contractors, Inc. of Angora, MN in the total amount of $580,022.00 and hereby authorize final payment of $32,611.10.
With no further business before the Board, Chair Ed Arnesen called the meeting to recess at 10:16 a.m.
Attest: July 25, 2023
County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson Chairman Ed Arnesen