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COUNTY BOARD

July, 2010

Commissioner Proceedings

July 13, 2010

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, in the Commissioners’ Room at the Government Center.

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, Moorman and Arnesen.   Also present were: County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid; Deputy Auditor Janet Rudd; Penny Mio Hirst and John Oren.

Approval of Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the agenda with the following additions:

Travel for Rita Krause, MN Department of Revenue- Grand Theater, Beltrami County Letter, and James Herzog Conditional Use Permit and remove County Assessor from 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 Patty Beckel to approve the consent agenda as follows: Josh Stromlund to St. Paul on June 29&30, 2010 for LCCMR Hearing; Phil Johnson to Duluth on September 29 & 30, 2010 for Mental Health Conference and Rita Krause to St. Cloud on September 19 & 20, 2010 for Annual Child Support Conference. 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 June 22, 2010 regular meeting with changes. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR

Claims

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

Motion

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

            Commissioners’ Warrants           $19,341.13

            Commissioners’ Warrants          $   9,356.45

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

Step Increase

Social Service Director, Nancy Wendler met with the board to discuss a step increase for Cassondra Brune for completion of her probationary period.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve a one step merit adjustment for completion of probation for Social Service Financial Worker, Cassondra Brune effective July 25, 2010. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel 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 Moorman to approve the claims as follows:

                                    Revenue                      $70,345.72

                                    Road & Bridge           $42,558.47

                                    Social Service              $  3,276.80

                                    Solid Waste                 $28,069.93

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

WARRANTS APPROVED ON  7/13/2010 FOR PAYMENT  7/16/2010

        AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME                                                                 AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME

          480.83 AUTO VALUE BAUDETTE                                                         300.00 BAUDETTE LOW CHAMBER OF COMMER

          462.99 BEMIDJI STEEL COMPANY, INC                                            2185.00 BERGLUND HEATING SHEETMETAL&RO

          660.00 BLUE MAXX RECYCLING                                                       2450.00 BORDUN TRUCKING, LTD

          384.10 TERRY BROWN                                                                        342.99 CANON FINANCIAL SERVICES INC

        6861.61 CENEX CO-OP SERVICES, INC.                                            1368.00 CENTRAL STATES WIRE PRODUCTS,

        5204.82 ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE, I                                 1709.91 FAIR HILLS

          573.88 RICHARD GOODERUM                                                            600.00 LEE HANCOCK

        1806.38 HOLTE IMPLEMENT, INC                                                     10014.95 HOTSY EQUIPMENT OF MINNESOTA

          883.38 INSIGHT PUBLIC SECTOR                                                     1090.83 LAKES GAS CO.

          420.00 LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING SERVI                              1371.74 LOCATORS SUPPLIES INC

          833.91 LOW FOODS                                                                           4765.41 LOW HIGHWAY DEPT

          300.00 LOW ROD & GUN CLUB                                                           330.00 LOW SOLID WASTE

      12725.55 MAR-KIT LANDFILL                                                                 1309.02 MN COUNTIES COMPUTER CO-OP

          375.00 MN OFFICE OF ENTERPRISE TECHNO                               2136.55 MONITOR TIRE DISPOSAL, INC

        5305.00 LAW MOREN                                                                             886.60 MSOP-MN SEX OFFENDER PRGRM-462

        1085.53 NOBLE THRIFTY WHITE                                                        1091.00 NORTH EAST TECHNICAL SERVICE,I

          691.83 NW MN HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS                                     5000.00 DAVID OLSON

          740.50 PITNEY BOWES INC.                                                                853.76 PITT & QUARRY SUPPLIES, INC

          437.48 RODERICK RONE JR                                                               357.48 ROSEAU ACE HARDWARE

        1677.34 ROSEAU COUNTY COOPERATIVE ASSN                            1851.83 STRATA CORP, INC

        1251.83 SYNERGY GRAPHICS, INC                                                    1490.05 TRANE US INC

          491.10 TRUE VALUE                                                                           2549.79 TRUEMAN WELTERS

      16225.02 UNIVERSITY OF MN                                                             19802.84 VOYAGEURS COMMUNICATIONS, INC

        2640.00 VOYAGEURS COMTRONICS, INC                                        3910.13 WIDSETH SMITH NOLTING&ASST INC

        7962.75 WOODY’S SERVICE

46 PAYMENTS LESS THAN  $300       6,002.21

****                  FINAL TOTAL…….    $144,250.92  ****

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

                                    June 22, 2010              $     1,816.71

                                    June 30, 2010              $   25,824.13

                                    June 30, 2010              $ 512,308.86

                                    July 8,   2010               $     7,493.82              

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

Ducks Unlimited Gambling Permit

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board and requested approval for a Lawful Gambling Permit for Lake of the Woods Ducks Unlimited to conduct a raffle on September 11, 2010 at Sportsman’s Lodge.

Resolution

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

RESOLUTION APPROVING AN APPLICATION FOR EXEMPTION FOR LAWFUL GAMBLING

Resolution No. 10-07-01

WHEREAS, the Lake of the Woods Ducks Unlimited Chapter has submitted an application for exemption for a Minnesota Lawful Gambling permit for a raffle to be conducted  on September 11, 2010 at Sportsman’s Lodge, located in an unorganized township of Wheeler in Lake of the Woods County;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners hereby approves said application for submission to the Minnesota Gambling Control Board and authorize County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid to sign.

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

Safety Camp

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid presented a letter of request for funding for the 2010 Safety Camp that will be held on July 28, 2010 at the Timber Mill Park for children going into the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to contribute $500.00 for the 2010 Safety Camp with the funding from the Cultural and Recreational Fund.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Canvassing Board Appointments

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board and requested the board to appoint two Commissioners to the 2010 Canvassing Board for the primary and general election.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to appoint Commissioner’s Patty Beckel and Hanson to the 2010 canvassing board for the primary and general election and authorize County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid to appoint an alternate if needed.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

DNR Lease Renewal

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board and informed the board that the DNR had contacted him on the lease that is up for renewal on a parcel of land the county has been leasing this for the OAR’s phone that is located at the Northwest Angle, known has “Jim’s Corner”. The consensus of the board was to have County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid move forward with the process of renewing the lease.

2010 Summer Conference

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid gave a brief update on the 2010 Auditor/Treasures Conference that he attended.  He informed the board of some changes that will take place with GASB 54 (county government); Secretary of State review of absentee voting; and State Auditor’s presentation of Internal Controls.

Beltrami County Letter

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid referenced the letter that the board received from Beltrami County  Commissioner Joe Vene informing them of his decision to declare himself as a candidate for Second Vice-President of the Association of Minnesota Counties.

Resolution

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

RECOMMENDING AND SUPPORTING COMMISSIONER JOE VENE

FOR THE POSITION OF SECOND VICE PRESIDENT

OF THE ASSOCIATION OF MINNESOTA COUNTIES

RESOLUTION NO. 10-07-02

WHEREAS, the Association of Minnesota Counties will be electing officers to serve in statewide capacities in December 2010; and

WHEREAS, Nominations for officers of the Association of Minnesota Counties are to be solicited from elected officials of member counties; and

WHERES, Beltrami County Commissioner Joe Vene has a long history of public service including his current service as County Commissioner and prior service as Superintendent of the Northwestern Minnesota Juvenile Center, operated under a Joint Powers Agreement of Eight Member Counties, Chair of the City of Bemidji Planning Commission, and is a United States Army Veteran. Commissioner Vene currently serves on state and local committees and is the Association of Minnesota Counties Director for District 2; and

WHEREAS, Due to his extensive experience in and commitment to public service and government experience, Commissioner Joe Vene is an excellent candidate for Second Vice President of the Association of Minnesota Counties;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners hereby supports the candidacy of Commissioner Joe Vene for Second Vice President of the Association

of Minnesota Counties, and requests that his name be presented on the slate of nominees for this position.

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

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 9:50 a.m. and reconvened at 9:55 a.m. as follows

UPDATE ON NWA ISLAND LAND OWNERS

Land Owner, Jerry Hennum

Jerry Hennum met with the board to discuss the Oak Island Land Owners Associations Petition and handed out letters of concern of the requests of the Association. Jerry Hennum stated that many landowners have concern on how the survey was done.  Dick Gross commented that he felt that there is some conflict of interest with County Board Members on this issue.  Commissioner Arnesen went on record and stated that he is an elected official of the district, and that he is in business as a land developer.

The board discussed the 5 acre request that was in the original petition.  Deb Kellerman informed the board that the Oak Island Land Owners Association does not know if the residents want 5 acres, but knows that they are not happy with the current regulations.

Appointment of Members to the NWA Islands Zoning

The board discussed the appointments of Members to the NWA Islands Zoning Committee.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to appoint Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund, Commissioners Arnesen and Hanson to the NWA Islands Zoning Committee.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

EMERGENCY MANAGER DIRECTOR

2013 HAZARD MITIGATIO PLAN

Emergency Manager Director, Holly House met with the board requesting approval of the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize Chairman Arnesen to sign the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Updates

Emergency Manager Director, Holly House updated the board on the following:

  • Mobile home parks, evacuation plans
  •  Emergency Operation Plan is up for review and it is the county’s turn to sign off on for it rotates every four years
  •  Incident Command Workshop System will be held on July 21, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. to review the results of the exercise.

COUNTY SHERIFF

Joint Powers Agreement

County Sheriff, Dallas Block met with the board to discuss the Law Enforcement Communications Joint Powers Agreement that Roseau, Kittson, Marshall and Lake of the Woods County entered into back in 1973.  Dallas informed the board that he is in the process of dissolving the agreement for the counties no longer needs this service.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

Temporary Seasonal Heavy Equipment Operator

Acting Public Works Director, Bill Sindelir and Maintenance Supervisor, Jeff Pelland met with the board requesting authorization to hire a seasonal heavy equipment operator.  Bill informed the board that this is in his 2010 budget and that the personnel policy authorizes department heads to hire temporary and seasonal employees throughout the year.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to authorize the Acting Public Works Director to hire a seasonal part time heavy equipment operator at grade 7, step 9.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

GCN Concrete Work

Acting Public Works Director, Bill Sindelir, met with the board and presented two quotes that were received for concrete work at the GCN building.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize the Maintenance Department to accept the low quote for replacement of the east parking lot at the Government Center North building from Mark Chapman Construction in the amount of $19,891.00 with the funding from the building fund.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Recycling Trailer

Acting Public Works Director, Bill Sindelir requested that the Recycling Trailer that is behind the Government Center North Building be re-located to the old recycling building at the Industrial Park.  The consensus of the board was that they approved of re-locating the trailer.

Committee Reports

Commissioner Hanson reported on:

SWCD Road Tour-  Rip-Rap projects, Frohreich ditch erosion, Morris Point and the Bernard Property

Commissioner Patty Beckel reported on:

EDA meeting is set for July 21, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.

Commissioner Todd Beckel reported on:

Water Management Summit

Northern County Land Use- invasive species; clean water

OLD/NEW BUSINESS

There were no new updates on:

Red Lake Tribe

Township Road Inventory

There were updates on:

ANI- remove from old/new business

Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council/Outdoor Heritage Fund- packets were handed out

County T.V.-Meeting on July 29th

Land Acquisition- Bernard’s Property

Team Building- Sometime in September, will check with Extension to get date

Grand Theater- letter from Minnesota Department of Revenue

Line Workers School- July 15, 2010 ground breaking

Inventory- Liaisons will speak again to department heads that still have not turned in their office inventory

Zoning/Conditional Use Parameters- working on

Correspondence:

The following correspondence was acknowledged:

DNR letter, Federal Pilt Payments, Wetland Conservation Act, Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council and MN Department of Revenue- Grand Theater exemption.

PLANNING COMMISSION

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

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

There will be a Lake of the Woods County Planning Commission hearing Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Room of the County Government Center in Baudette, Minnesota .  The Board will consider the following requests:

Kevin Olson                            A 5.00 acre tract in Govt. Lot 4                     A Conditional Use Permit as

                                                that is 330’ N & S x660’ E&W                      required by the Lake of the

                                                in Section 5, T-161N, R-34W                         Woods County Zoning

                                                Parcel # 21.05.22.020                                     Ordinance, to allow a commercial business consisting of a wholesale

                                                                                                                        Bait company with on-site minnow tanks in a Natural

                                                                                                                        Environment District.

James Herzog                          Lot 8, Block 3, Winter-Sett                            A Conditional Use Permit as

Winter-Sett Resort                  Estates – Section 9, T-162N,                           required by the Lake of the

                                                R-33W (Zippel Township)                              Woods County Zoning

                                                Parcel # 18.51.03.080                                     Ordinance, to allow a commercial

                                                                                                                        business consisting of a single unit resort with lodging in a Residential Development District.

Kevin Olson- Conditional Use Permit

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund presented Kevin Olson’s Conditional Use Permit to allow a commercial business consisting of a wholesale bait company with on-site minnow tanks in a Natural Environment District. No comments or letters were received.

James Herzog- Conditional Use Permit

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund presented James Herzog’s application that was tabled from the June 8, 2010 Planning Commission requesting a Conditional Use Permit to allow a commercial business consisting of a single unit resort with lodging in a Residential Development District. Josh reviewed a letter from James Herzog answering the Planning Commissions questions from the previous planning commission meeting. A letter was acknowledged from Nick and Deanna Painovich.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to close the Planning Commission and open the regular meeting at 1:53 p.m. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

RECESS

With no further business before the board, Chairman Arnesen called the meeting to recess at 1:53 p.m.

Attest:                                                                                     Approved: July 27, 2010

____________________________                                        __________________________________

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

Commissioner Proceedings

Special County Board Meeting

July 14, 2010

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in special session on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, in the Commissioners’ Room of the Lake of the Woods County Government Center.

Call to Order

Chair Arnesen called the meeting to order at 1:00 a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present:  Commissioners: Arnesen, Patty Beckel, Hanson and Moorman.  Absent was Commissioner Todd Beckel.  Also present were: County Auditor John W Hoscheid, County Land & Water Planning Director Josh Stromlund, HRDC Representatives: Cliff Tweedale and Tim Flathers, and area citizens:  Richard Gross and Greg Hennum.

Approval of Agenda

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

Headwaters Regional Development Commission (HRDC)

Representatives from HRDC, Cliff Tweedale and Tim Flathers met with the County Board to discuss the zone modifications on the Northwest Angle Islands, Oak Island Zoning Petition.  Questions from all in attendance were asked and discussed.  It was the consensus of the County Board to:

  • Create a Task Force Committee,
  • Have Cliff Tweedale and Josh Stromlund get together to discuss details,
  • Have Cliff Tweedale submit a workable agreement including estimated cost and assistance,
  • Have this all ready for and presented at the next regular county board meeting, July 27, 2010

Recess

There being no further business before the County Board, Chair Arnesen called the meeting to recess at 2:05 p.m.

Attest:                                                             Approved:  July 27, 2010

______________________________            ___________________________________

John W Hoscheid                                          Edward Arnesen

County Auditor                                             County Board Chair

Commissioner Proceedings

Special County Board Meeting

July 20, 2010

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in special session on Tuesday, July 20, 2010, in the Commissioners’ Room of the Lake of the Woods County Government Center.

Call to Order

Chair Arnesen called the meeting to order at 11:00 a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present:  Commissioners Arnesen, Todd Beckel, Patty Beckel, Hanson and Moorman.  Also present was County Auditor John W Hoscheid.

Approval of Agenda

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the agenda for the special meeting today with the addition of NWA Oak Island Petition discussion. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Bid Opening – Line Workers Facility

Chair Arnesen called for the bid opening at 11:00 a.m. as advertised for the Line Workers Facility.

Acting Public Works Director, Bill Sindelir opened the sealed bids for the Line Workers Facility as follows:

Adam Norling Construction               $495,600.00

                                    Add Alternate # 1                   $    5,500.00

                                    Add Alternate # 2                   $    2,200.00

                                    Add Alternate # 3                          N/A

It was the consensus of the County Board to contact Lucachick Architecture Inc. and arrange a meeting with the apparent low bidder before awarding the bid for the Line Workers Facility.  The official awarding of the bid for the Line Workers Facility will be at the next regular scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 27, 2010.

NWA – Oak Island Petition

The County Board discussed the Northwest Angle – Oak Island Petition and various options.  No action was taken.

Recess

There being no further business before the County Board, Chair Arnesen called the meeting to recess at 12:10 p.m.

Attest:                                                             Approved:  July 27, 2010

______________________________            ___________________________________

John W Hoscheid                                          Edward Arnesen

County Auditor                                             County Board Chair

Commissioner Proceedings

Commissioner Proceedings

Special County Board Meeting

July 23, 2010

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in special session on Friday, July 23, 2010, in the Jury Room of the Lake of the Woods County Government Center.

Call to Order

Chair Arnesen called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present:  Commissioners Arnesen, Todd Beckel, Patty Beckel and Moorman.  Absent was Commissioner Hanson.  Also present was County Auditor John W Hoscheid.  Chair Arnesen laid the ground rules for the upcoming budget; these meetings are to be informational and no board action will be taken until all budgets are presented.

Approval of Agenda

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

Review of Budgets

The County Board reviewed the budget reports for 2011.

County Treasurer

The County Treasurer met with the County Board to review the Treasurer’s Budget for 2011.

County Assessor

The County Assessor met with the County Board to review the Assessor’s Budget for 2011.

County MIS

The County MIS Director was unable to meet with the County Board to review the MIS Budget.  This budget review will be re-scheduled for a later date.

County Recorder

The County Recorder met with the County Board to review the Recorder’s Budget for 2011.

County Maintenance/GCN/Safety/County Parks

The Acting Public Works Director met with the County Board to review the Maintenance, Government Center North, Safety and County Parks Budgets for 2011.

County Veteran’s Service

The County Veteran’s Service Officer was unable to meet with the County Board to review the Veteran’s Service Budget for 2011. This budget review will be re-scheduled for a later date.

County Land & Water Planning Director

The County Land & Water Planning Director met with the County Board to review the Land & Water Planning Budget for 2011.

County Auditor

The County Auditor met with the County Board to review the Auditor’s Budget for 2011.

Other Misc Departments

The County Board reviewed and discussed the budgets within the Revenue Fund.

Next Budget Meeting

The next budget meeting will be on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 6:30 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Room of the Government Center. 

Recess

There being no further business before the County Board, Chair Arnesen called the meeting to recess at 12:00 p.m.

Attest:                                                             Approved: August 9, 2010

______________________________            ___________________________________

John W Hoscheid                                          Edward Arnesen

County Auditor                                             County Board Chair

Commissioner Proceedings

Special County Board Meeting

July 27, 2010

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in special session on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, in the Commissioners’ Room of the Lake of the Woods County Government Center.

Call to Order

Chair Arnesen called the meeting to order at 6:30 a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present:  Commissioners Arnesen, Todd Beckel, Patty Beckel, Hanson and Moorman.  Also present was County Auditor John W Hoscheid.  Chair Arnesen laid the ground rules for the upcoming budget; these meetings are to be informational and no board action will be taken until all budgets are presented.

Approval of Agenda

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the agenda for the special meeting today with changes.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Review of Budgets

The County Board reviewed the budget reports for 2011.

County Emergency Management

The County Emergency Management Director met with the County Board to review the Emergency Management’s Budget for 2011.

County Sheriff

The County Sheriff and Chief Deputy Sheriff met with the County Board to review the Sheriff’s Budgets for 2011.

County Veteran’s Service

The County Veteran’s Service Officer met with the County Board to review the Veteran’s Service Budget for 2011.

Line Workers Facility

The County Board discussed the Line Workers Facility construction contract and other related information regarding the building.

Next Budget Meeting

The next budget meeting will be on Friday, July 30, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Room of the Government Center. 

Recess

There being no further business before the County Board, Chair Arnesen called the meeting to recess at 8:45 a.m.

Attest:                                                             Approved: August 9, 2010

______________________________            ___________________________________

John W Hoscheid                                          Edward Arnesen

County Auditor                                             County Board Chair

Commissioner Proceedings

July 27, 2010

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, in the Commissioners’ Room at the Government Center.

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, Moorman and Arnesen.   Also present were: County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid; Deputy Auditor Janet Rudd; Penny Mio Hirst and John Oren.

Approval of Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the agenda with the following additions:

Travel for Amy Ballard, HRDC letter, Bernard Property, July 20, special board minutes. 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: Walt Scribnerto Fergus Falls on September 15, 2010, for MCIT Safety Training; Holly House to Breezy Point on September 18-22 for AMEM Conference; Amy Ballard to Arden Hills on August 15-17 for Suicide Risk Assessment and Jodi Ferrier to Duluth on October 4-5 for Health and Human Service Conference. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Approval of Minutes

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the minutes of July 13, 2010 regular meeting, July 14, 2010 special meeting and July 20, 2010 special meeting. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR

Claims

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

Motion

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

                                    Commissioners’ Warrants           $ $7,186.83

The motion was seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel 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 Patty Beckel to approve the claims as follows:

                                    Revenue                      $10,033.92

                                    Road & Bridge           $32,394.45

                                    Co. Develop.               $  5,000.00

                                    Solid Waste                 $  3,829.11

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

WARRANTS APPROVED ON  7/27/2010 FOR PAYMENT  7/30/2010

      AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME                                                                    AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME

        1233.45 BAUDETTE REGION                                                                 640.00 BELTRAMI COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT

          699.60 BROCK WHITE                                                                          918.80 TERRY BROWN

          305.80 CUSTOM AUTOBODY AND REPAIR                                     4892.50 EARTHWORKS CONTRACTING INC

          447.89 FARMERS UNION OIL CO.                                                       515.14 GCR TIRE CENTER

          400.00 LEE HANCOCK                                                                        1284.45 INSIGHT PUBLIC SECTOR

          500.00 LAKEWOOD NURSING SERVICE                                          2380.00 LAVALLA SAND & GRAVEL INC

          500.00 LOW SCHOOL DISTRICT–390                                                841.79 MINNESOTA UI

          858.00 MSOP-MN SEX OFFENDER PRGRM-462                               352.69 NORTHERN ENGRAVING AND TROPHIE

        5780.00 GEORGE OLSON                                                                      477.50 PB DISTRIBUTING INC

        4209.81 PIT & QUARRY SUPPLIES, INC                                              3080.58 R & Q TRUCKING, INC

          317.04 T R JOBBING                                                                             608.92 WEST GROUP

        5000.00 CITY WILLIAMS                                                                     11211.99 ZIEGLER, INC

35 PAYMENTS LESS THAN  $300       3,801.53

****                  FINAL TOTAL…….     $51,257.48  ****

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

                                    July 13, 2010               $    63,374.15                         

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

Lost Warrant

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board and requested approval for a lost warrant.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the application and affidavit for lost warrant for Rachel Raschke dated April 9, 2010 for $47.20 without furnishing indemnifying bond.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

BAUDETTE /LAKE OF THE WOODS AIRPORT

Commissioner Patty Beckel informed the board that the committee is still working on the Joint Powers Agreement, the question on the insurance was taken care of and they are moving forward with the Manager’s contract.

Commissioner Patty Beckel requested that the county release the $7,750 from the airport budget. The board requested that County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid issue the check.

GRAND THEATER

Chairman Arnesen informed the board about the letter the county received from the Minnesota Department of Revenue, Property Tax Division regarding property tax exemption of the Baudette Community Foundation/Grand Theater property. The letter informed the county that after the review from the department of property tax division, the Grand Theater property owned by the Baudette Community Foundation, Inc. should be exempt from property taxes.

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid discussed the 2009 second half property tax and the current 2010 taxes due from the Grand Theater.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to pay the 2009 second half property tax due from the Grand Theater property , waive the penalty and interest that is due and pay the 2010 property taxes; with the funding from the Economic Development fund.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

EDA COMMITTEE

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid informed the board of the July 22, 2010 EDA committee meeting. The committee will meet one more time and Commissioner Moorman will contact Dave Hengel from HRDC to meet with them.

BERNARD PROPERTY

Commissioner Todd Beckel informed the board of the progress of the purchase of the Bernard property. He requested from the board, authorization to release the $75,000 that is due on the purchase, contingent approval from Interim County Attorney, Michelle Moren.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize payment of $75,000 for the purchase of the Bernard property, to the escrow account at Mahnomen State Bank, contingent upon the approval of Interim County Attorney when the title is clear.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 9:45 a.m. and reconvened at 9:50 a.m. as follows

OLD/NEW BUSINESS

There were no new updates on:

Township Road Inventory

There were updates on:

Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council/Outdoor Heritage Fund- information to be sent for meeting dates

County T.V.-meeting was cancelled on July 29th

Team Building- September 22, 2010

Red Lake Tribe- information will be forthcoming

Grand Theater- remove from Old/New Business

Inventory- still waiting for several departments

Zoning/Conditional Use Parameters- new permit applications are in place

Boundary Commission- judgment in and filed, plat needs to be signed off and assessment needs to be done

SWCD

MN Clean Water Partnership

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board to discuss the pre-application for a partnership grant for the Bostic and Zippel Watershed Assessment Project.

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

Bostic and Zippel Watershed Assessment Project

RESOLUTION NO. 10-07-03

WHEREAS, the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners submit a proposal with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to conduct the following Project: Bostic and Zippel Watershed Assessment Project,

WHEREAS, the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners authorizes Josh Stromlund to submit the proposal for the above-mentioned Project and  have the authority to represent this body in all matters that do not specifically require the action of this body,

WHEREAS, the submittal of a proposal does not obligate this body to accept a grant and/or a loan if so offered,

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the above resolution was adopted at a regular meeting of the County Board of Commissioners this 27th day of July, 2010 and shall  authorize County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid and Chairman Arnesen to sign.

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

Correspondence:

The following correspondence was acknowledged: U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Committee Reports

Commissioner Todd Beckel reported on:

AMC meeting and how to fund local government with the possibility of local sales tax;

AMC meeting on Lexi Pool was discussed;

Radio Board meeting discussed that the State is not funding our region;

ICS training;

PILT meeting they discussed why they pay higher than other lands;

MRCC Annual Conference will be in Alexandria MN on October 4, 2010;

Commissioner Moorman reported on:

Joint Powers Natural Resource meeting on 2009 meeting and Senator Saxhaug will be meeting with them in October, 2010;

Williams City Council meeting discussed the Williams Sewer;

SOLID WASTE

Concrete Slab

Acting Public Works Director, Bill Sindelir and Solid Waste Supervisor Ed Spires met with the board requesting authorization to accept the lowest bid of four (4 )to Mollberg Masonry, Inc. in the amount of $11,200 for concrete work at the Graceton Facility.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize Solid Waste Department to accept the low quote of Mollberg Masonry, Inc. in the amount of $11,700 for concrete work at the Graceton facility.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Demo Equipment

Acting Public Works Director, Bill Sindelir and Solid Waste Supervisor Ed Spires met with the board requesting permission to shop and solicit for demo equipment for the Graceton facility. The consensus of the board was to authorize them to move forward.

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 10:50 a.m. and reconvened at 11:00 a.m. as follows:

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

Chairman Arnesen at 11:00 a.m., as advertised, called for the opening of the bids for the following: projects: S.P.39-090-02 and S.P. 39-090-03

Bowman Asphalt Products, Inc. $393,867.00

R&Q Trucking Inc,                       $453,838.00

Knife River Materials                   $496,346.50

Acting Public Works Director, Bill Sindelir stated that the company that is awarded the bid has for the above-mentioned federally funded projects must first be approved by the Mn/DOT Office of Civil Rights.

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 11:06 a.m. and reconvened at 11:15 a.m. as follows

OAK ISLAND SURVEY

Deb Kellerman representing the Oak Island Association met with the board to discuss a “mailer” that the Association will be sending out. She informed the board that in the “mailer” she will be sending the following:

  • Results of the survey
  • Barge run date
  • Handout from County Sheriff, Dallas Block on the  reverse 911 system
  • Informing them that the County Board has formed a committee of the NW Islands Zoning
  • That the name of the “Oak Island Land Owners Association” will be changed to “All Island Land Owners”

HRDC

The board reviewed and discussed the proposal for the zone modification on the Northwest Angle Islands, Oak Island Zoning Petition from HRDC.  No action was taken at this time.

CLOSED SESSION

Attorney Client MN Stat. § 13d.05

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to close the regular meeting at 12:10 p.m. pursuant MN. Stat. § 13d.05 Attorney Client privilege with  the following members present:  Commissioners Todd Beckel, Patty Beckel, Hanson, Moorman and Arnesen, also present were County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid and Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund. Present on conference call was Attorney Jay Squires from Ratwick, Roszak and Maloney PA.  The 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 open the closed meeting at 12:38 p.m. and reconvene the regular meeting.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel not to appeal the judge’s order dated July 6, 2010, in regards to the Baldwin Point, LLC, matter. The 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 12:38 p.m. and reconvened at 1:30 p.m. as follows

LAND AND WATER PLANNING

Consideration of Conditional Use for Kevin Olson

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board to present the Findings of Facts and decision of the conditional use permit for Kevin Olson

Motion

A motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve the following: Findings of Fact and Decision for Kevin Olson.

Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners

Findings of Fact and Decision

Name of Applicant:  Kevin Olson                                                               Date:  July 27, 2010

Location/Legal Description:  A 5.00 acre tract in Govt. Lot 4 that is 330’ North and South x 660’ East and West in section 5, T. 161N, R. 34W, Parcel #21.05.22.020.

Project Proposal:  Applicant is requesting a commercial business consisting of a wholesale bait company with on-site minnow tanks in a Natural Environment District.

  1. Is the requested use consistent with maintaining the public health, safety, and welfare?

YES (X)  NO (  )  N/A (  )

Why or why not?  The use will not generate additional traffic to the area.  It will be contained in the existing garage.  Applicant will adhere to current regulations as to not spread the spiny water flea.  A MNDNR water appropriation permit is not required.

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

Why or why not?  There are no construction related activities associated with this request as to expose bare soil.

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

Why or why not?  There are no construction related activities associated with this request as to alter the existing topography, drainage features and vegetative cover.

4. Is the requested use’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?  The requested use is not located in a floodplain and/or floodway of a river or tributary.

5. 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 requested use?

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

Why or why not?  There are no construction related activities associated with this request as alter the existing topography and vegetation.

6. Is the site in harmony with existing and proposed access roads?        

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

Why or why not?  The site is currently accessible from 94th Avenue Northwest.

7. Is the requested use compatible with adjacent land uses?

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

Why or why not?  The use will not generate glare, noise, additional traffic as to alter the characteristics of the general area.  No opposition was received from the adjacent landowners.

8. Does the requested use have a reasonable need to be in a shoreland location?

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

Why or why not?  The use is not located in a shoreland area.

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

Why or why not?  Excess water from the minnow tanks will be discharged from the existing garage into a drainage ditch which will not affect adjacent landowners.

10. Will the visibility of structures and other facilities as viewed from public waters comply with Section 901 of the Zoning Ordinance or Section 5.3 of the Rainy/Rapid Rivers Shoreland Ordinance?                                                                                       YES (  )  NO (  )  N/A (X)

Why or why not?  The use is not located in a shoreland area.  The existing vegetative buffer from 94th Avenue Northwest is to remain undisturbed.

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

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

Why or why not?  A private well and septic system currently service the parcel of property.

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

Why or why not?  The use will not generate additional watercraft usage.

If all answers to the Findings of Fact-Criteria are either “Yes” or are “Not Applicable” to the request, the criteria for granting the conditional use permit have been met. The conditional use permit will maintain the goals of safety, health, and general welfare of the public. 

The specific conditions of approval are as follows:  None

Approved  (X)       Denied  (  )

                                                                                                ____________________________

                                                                                                            Edward Arnesen

                                                                                                        Chair, County Board

This is in accordance with Section 1104 of the Lake of the Woods Zoning Ordinance or Section 3.4 of the Rainy/Rapid Rivers Shoreland Ordinance.

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

Consideration of Conditional Use for James Herzog

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board to present the Findings of Facts and decision of the conditional use permit for James Herzog .

Motion

A motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the following: Findings of Fact and Decision for James Herzog.

Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners

Findings of Fact and Decision

Name of Applicant:  James Herzog                           Date:  July 27, 2010

Location/Legal Description:  Lot 8, Block 3, Winter-Sett Estates, Section 9, T. 162N, R. 33W, (Zippel Township), Parcel #18.51.03.080

Project Proposal:  Applicant is requesting a commercial business consisting of a single unit resort with lodging in a Residential Development District.

  1. Is the requested use consistent with maintaining the public health, safety, and welfare?

YES (X)  NO (  )  N/A (  )

Why or why not?  The current septic system will be upgraded to meet current regulations.  Additional traffic will be keep to a minimum as only single parties, up to a maximum of 14 people, will be allowed to occupy the structure at any given time.  The fuel service tank will meet current specifications.  A no wake sign or buoy is to be placed near the end of the dock. 

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

Why or why not?  There will be no construction related activities that would expose bare soil and the septic system will be upgraded to meet current regulations.

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

Why or why not?  There will be no construction related activities that will alter the existing topography other than upgrading the septic system.  

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

Why or why not?  The land is within the floodplain of Lake of the Woods; however, fill has been placed on the property to elevate the current structure.

11) 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 requested use?

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

Why or why not?  There will be no construction related activities that will expose bare soil.

5. Is the site in harmony with existing and proposed access roads?        

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

Why or why not?  No new access roads are proposed.  Currently, access can be obtained from Winter-Sett Trail NW or Walleye Lane NW.

6.  Is the requested use compatible with adjacent land uses?

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

Why or why not?  By placing the specific conditions as indicated below, the requested use is compatible with adjacent land uses.  Also, no opposition was received that specifically discussed the requested use.

7. Does the requested use have a reasonable need to be in a shoreland location?

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

Why or why not?  Typically, a use of this nature is located within a shoreland area.

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

Why or why not?  The septic system is to be upgraded to meet current regulations.   

9. Will the visibility of structures and other facilities as viewed from public waters comply with Section 901 of the Zoning Ordinance or Section 5.3 of the Rainy/Rapid Rivers Shoreland Ordinance?                                                                                       YES (X)  NO (  )  N/A (  )

Why or why not?  The structure has been on the property since the mid 90’s and no additional vegetation is proposed to be altered as per the request.

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

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

Why or why not?  The current structure is serviced by a private well and a new septic system is to be constructed.

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

Why or why not?  Lake of the Woods is approximately 300,000 acres in size within the boundary of Lake of the Woods County.

If all answers to the Findings of Fact-Criteria are either “Yes” or are “Not Applicable” to the request, the criteria for granting the conditional use permit have been met. The conditional use permit will maintain the goals of safety, health, and general welfare of the public. 

The specific conditions of approval are as follows:  The applicant will be limited to 16 rental ice houses, 16 dock slips which can be rented seasonally, the installation of the new septic system is to be completed by September 30, 2011, one double faced 4’x8’ sign is allowed, a buoy or sign indicating a “No Wake Zone” is to be placed near the end of the dock, and a “winter access fee” can’t be charged for road access to Lake of the Woods.

Approved  (X)       Denied  (  )

                                                                                                ____________________________

                                                                                                            Edward Arnesen

                                                                                                        Chair, County Board

This is in accordance with Section 1104 of the Lake of the Woods Zoning Ordinance or Section 3.4 of the Rainy/Rapid Rivers Shoreland Ordinance.

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

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid informed the board that the Acting Public Works Director, Bill Sindelir  informed him that the board can award the bid for S.P. 39-090-02 &  S.P. 39-090-03, MN Project to the apparent low bidder pending approval from the Mn/DOT Office of Civil Rights.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to award the bid for S.P. 39-090-02 & S.P. 39-090-03, MN Project No. TEAX 3910(213), to the apparent low bidder pending approval from the Mn/DOT Office of Civil Rights.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

COUNTY SHERIFF

Stonegarden Grant

County Sheriff Dallas Block and Interim County Attorney Michelle Moren met with the board to discuss amending the Sheriff’s Salary under the Stonegarden grant and increasing his salary contingent upon that the Operation Stonegarden 2009 grant funding is available; and, that the sheriff works, in addition to his regular duties, eight (8) hours per week of said Operation Stonegarden 2009 grant. No county tax levy money would be used for the increase. They presented a modified resolution.

Resolution

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

Amend County Sheriff Salary

Resolution No. 10-07-04

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 2009” grant; and,

WHEREAS, the Lake of the Woods County Sheriff’s Office is a successful recipient of an Operation Stonegarden 2009 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 officers himself, for border protection and border security, and the additional duties of improving the distinct capability of the sheriff’s 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 2009 grant given to assist the Lake of the Woods County Sheriff’s Office in its efforts to secure the border includes the sum of $99,840.00 overtime and $12,480.00 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 2009 grant, all of the additional overtime worked by officers 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 22, 2009 was $66,880.06 and fringe benefits were $9,430.09, be amended so that the sheriff’s salary is increased by the sum of $9,100.00 and fringe benefits are increased by $1,283.10 commencing July 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010 with the increase funding from the Operation Stonegarden 2009 grant contingent upon the following:

  1. That the Operation Stonegarden 2009 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 2009 grant.

At such time that the Operation Stonegarden 2009 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 2009 grant work, then the sheriff’s salary shall return to the salary as originally set by this board on December 22, 2009.

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

LINE WORKERS SCHOOL

Award Bid

The board discussed the Line Workers School bid and contract.  The board placed the Line Workers School contract on July 30, 2010 agenda.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to award the bid for the Line Workers School to the low bidder Adam Norling Contracting in the amount of $ 495,600, add Alternate #1 $5,500 add Alternate #2 $2,200 with a total bid of $503,300, contingent upon the approval from Interim County Attorney, Michelle Moren on the contract with Adam Norling Contracting.  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 board, Chairman Arnesen called the meeting to recess at 2:40 p.m.

Attest:                                                                                     Approved:  August 9, 2010

____________________________                                        __________________________________

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

Commissioner Proceedings

Special County Board Meeting

July 30, 2010

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in special session on Friday, July 30, 2010, in the Commissioners’ Room of the Lake of the Woods County Government Center.

Call to Order

Chair Arnesen called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present:  Commissioners Arnesen, Todd Beckel, Patty Beckel, Hanson and Moorman.  Also present was County Auditor John W Hoscheid.  Chair Arnesen laid the ground rules for the upcoming budget; these meetings are to be informational and no board action will be taken until all budgets are presented.

Approval of Agenda

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the agenda for the special meeting today with changes.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Boundary Commission Plat 2 (Clementson)

County Recorder Sue Ney met with the County Board regarding the final plat of Boundary Commission Plat 2. 

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to authorize County Board Chair, Ed Arnesen and County Auditor John W Hoscheid to sign the final plat of Boundary Commission Plat No 2.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Line Workers Facility

The County Board discussed the Line Workers Facility and a temporary building inspector position.  No action was taken.

Public Works / Solid Waste

The Acting Public Works Director, Maintenance Supervisor and Officer Manager met with the County Board to review the Public Works and Solid Waste Budgets for 2011.

Social Services

The County Social Services Director and the Fiscal Officer met with the County Board to review the Social Services Budget for 2011.

Other

The County Board discussed the County 2011 Budget.

Correspondence

Correspondence was discussed from the Northwest Angle.

Next Budget Meeting

The next budget meeting will be on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Room of the Government Center. 

Recess

There being no further business before the County Board, Chair Arnesen called the meeting to recess at 12:25 p.m.

Attest:                                                             Approved:  August 9, 2010

______________________________            ___________________________________

John W Hoscheid                                          Edward Arnesen

County Auditor                                             County Board Chair