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COUNTY BOARD

July 26, 2022

July 26, 2022

The Lake of The Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at Lake of the Woods County Government Center in the Commissioners’ Room.

Call To Order

Chair Buck Nordlof called the meeting to order at 9:00a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners: Buck Nordlof, Jon Waibel, Cody Hasbargen, Joe Grund. Also present was County Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson. Absent: Commissioner Ed Arnesen.

Approval of Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the agenda.

Approval of Minutes

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the minutes from July 12, 2022.

Social Services

Claims

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Joe Grund and carried unanimously to approve the following claims: Commissioners Warrants $10,831.64; Commissioners Warrants $1,692.72; Commissioners Warrants $7,586.84.

Auditor/Treasurer

Claims

Motion was made by Commissioner Ed Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Joe Grund and carried unanimously to approve the claims against the County as follows: Revenue $68,531.98; Road & Bridge $29,521.55; County Development $425.00; Solid Waste $11,289.71.

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 7/26/2022 For Payment 7/29/2022

Vendor Name Amount

Andrew J. Stoskopf Trucking Inc.             15,375.00 

Counties Providing Technology               3,972.00 

Frontier Precision Inc                           7,346.63

Larkin Hoffman Attorneys                   3,840.00 

LOW Soil & Water Cons. Dist.             28,486.00 

Minnesota Ui                                       2,158.59 

North East Technical Service,Inc               4,307.50 

SeaChange Print Innovations               2,770.59 

Swart/Bryan                                       2,000.00 

Titan Machinery – Roseau                           3,831.62 

U.S. Bank Equipment Finance               6,268.50 

Ziegler, Inc                                          4,277.41 

73 Payments less than 2000 25,134.40

Final Total: 109,768.24

Further moved to authorize the payment of the following auditor warrants: July 13, 2022 for $87,434.56; July 20, 2022 for $53,016.65.

Set Budget Meeting Dates

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to set the budget meeting dates as follows:

Date                                  Time

August 16, 2022       Following the Regular Board Meeting

August 23, 2022       9:00 a.m.

August 24, 2022       9:00 a.m.

August 30, 2022       Following the Regular Board Meeting 

Maintenance

New Carpet

MIS Director Peder Hovland and Maintenance Supervisor Shane Shaw presented two quotes to the board for the new carpet installation and requested one quote be approved.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the quote from Hiller Commercial Floors in the amount of $86,284.80 to be paid for out of the building fund. 

Public Works

Highway

County Engineer Anthony Pirkl discussed various Highway Department projects with the board that included: CSAH 30, CSAH 8, and Culverts. 

FEMA Culvert Replacement Bids

County Engineer Anthony Pirkl informed that board that he had received one bid from Wayne Carlson & Todd Barnes for the culvert replacement project in the amount of $69,999.98.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Joe Grund and carried unanimously to approve the joint bid from Wayne Carlson & Todd Barnes for the culvert replacement project in the amount of $69,999.98.

Solid Waste

County Engineer Anthony Pirkl gave an update to the board on various projects in the Solid Waste Department.

Part-Time Hire Ted Furbish

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the part-time hire of Ted Furbish at $45.00 per hour without benefits.

Set Work Session

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to set a work session for Solid Waste on August 2, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Ditch Authority

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Joe Grund and carried unanimously to close the regular meeting and open the Ditch Authority meeting.

Petition for Partial Ditch Abandonment

The board reviewed the petition for partial ditch abandonment. County Engineer Anthony Pirkl presented information about ditch 7 and ditch 26. The petition for ditch abandonment was denied due to this being the outlet for ditch 26. 

Joining the Meeting

Commissioner Ed Arnesen joined the meeting at 10:00 a.m.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Ed Arnesen to close the Ditch Authority meeting and open the regular meeting.

Flood Update

County Sheriff Gary Fish gave an update to the board that included: Sandbags, Emergency flood calls, Federal Preliminary Damage Assessment, Individual Assistance, Forms for Small Business Administrations, and FEMA.

Mike Hirst gave an update to the board on water levels and answered any questions the board had from the previous meeting. Land and Water Director Josh Stromlund informed the board that his office has given out flood damage forms to the Northwest Angle. 

4-H Transportation Request

Brenda Jewell Nelson came to the board to request funds to help pay for bus transportation for 14 youths that have qualified to participate in the Minnesota State Fair. She informed the board that most of the costs have been paid for and is requesting $1,400.00 to pay the rest of the cost for the bus. 

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Ed Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the request for the transportation cost in the amount of $1,400.00 to be paid for out of Con-Con funds.

RECESS

With no further business before the Board, Chair Buck Nordlof called the meeting to recess at 10:40 a.m.

Attest: August 16, 2022

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County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson Chair James “Buck” Nordlof