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COUNTY BOARD

June, 2017

Commissioner Proceedings

JUNE 13, 2017

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Lake of the Woods County Government Center in the Commissioners’ Room.

Call to Order

Vice-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: Ken Moorman, Cody Hasbargen, Jon Waibel, and Ed Arnesen. Absent Buck Nordlof.  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 Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the agenda with the following addition: Airport Hangar.

Approval of Minutes

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the official and summarized minutes of May 23, 2017.

SWEARING IN

Deputy Recorder, Christie Russell met with the board and administrated the oath of office for the Board of Equalization meeting which will be held at 6:00 p.m. Swearing in members of the board of equalization were: County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson, Commissioners Waibel, Arnesen, Hasbargen and Moorman.

SOCIAL SERVICES

Claims

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

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman, seconded by Commissioner Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the claims against the county as follows: Commissioner Warrants-$10,275.91, Commissioner Warrants-$8,672.46, Commissioner Warrants- $39,431.09.

AUDITOR/TREASURER

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

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the claims against the county as follows: Revenue $32,005.58- Road & Bridge $119,025.29-Co. Development $6,735.00-  Joint Ditch-$908.00-Solid Waste, $28,335.95- EDA, $44.56.

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 6/13/2017 For Payment 6/16/2017

Vendor Name                                                    Amount

Cenex Co-Op Services, Inc.                                                 4,830.83

Computer Professionals Unlimited Inc                                 3,310.00

Contech Engineered Solutions LLC                                   29,977.30

Crop Production Services                                                  20,967.54

Dvergsten/Jessica Vivian                                                    2,968.95

Farmers Union Oil Co.                                                           4,184.58

Jake’s Quality Tire Inc                                                           3,001.28

LOW Highway Dept                                                              2,648.75

Mar-Kit Landfill                                                                    13,703.50

Marco Technologies LLC                                                     3,927.77

MN Counties Intergovernmental Trust                                 2,343.00

Nelson Auto Center                                                            28,056.71

Powerplan                                                                            9,935.29

R & Q Trucking, Inc                                                               3,230.00

Widseth Smith Nolting&Asst Inc                                           6,718.33

Woody’s Service                                                                  5,046.07

Ziegler, Inc                                                                            8,967.18

72 Payments less than 2000 33,237.30

Final Total: 187,054.38

Further moved to authorize the payment of the following auditor warrants: May 24, 2017- $668,280.92-May 30, 2017 – $694,193.83, May 31, 2017-$569,487.99, June 7, 2017-97,799.62.

AMC

County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson met with the board and informed the board that AMC notified them on the Wheelage Tax that counties can charge to local residents on all passenger vehicles and the county can choose how much they want to charge up to $20.00 per vehicle. No action was taken at this time.

PUBLIC WORKS

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board requesting approval for a cell phone stipend for Kyle Onstad.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Waibel and carried unanimously to approve a cell phone stipend for Inspector II, Kyle Onstad in the amount of $60.00 per month effective July, 2017.

PUBLIC HEARNG

Flag Island Resort Off Sale to Combination On Sale License

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman, seconded by Commissioner Waibel and carried unanimously to close the regular meeting at 10:10 a.m. and open the Public Hearing pursuant to MN Stat. §340A.405, Subdivision 2( c ) Intoxicating Liquor, Off-Sale Licenses to a combination Liquor License. The board reviewed the application for On Sale/Off Sale combination license for Flag Island Resort. No comments were heard from the public.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Hasbargen and carried unanimously to close the public hearing at 10:15 a.m. and open the regular meeting.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the application for Flag Island Resort for an On/Off Sale Combination License effective July 1, 2017 thru June 30, 2018.

LAND AND WATER PLANNING

Land and Water Planning Director met with the board to discuss Buffer Program Implementation.

Resolution

A RESOLUTION REGARDING THE ELECTION OF JURISDICTION FOR

THE MINNESOTA BUFFER LAW

Lake of the Woods County

Resolution #17-06-01

WHEREAS, provisions in Minnesota Statute 103F.48 (Buffer Law) allow a county or watershed district to affirm jurisdiction to carry out the compliance provisions regarding riparian vegetated buffers and alternative water quality practices for those waterbodies identified on the Department of Natural Resources’ Buffer Protection Map; and

WHEREAS, a county with jurisdiction over a noncompliant site shall enforce corrective actions through a coordinated approach under the authority granted in Minnesota Statute 103B.101, subdivision 12a, the Buffer Law or other authority granted by statute; and

WHEREAS, the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners agree to carry out corrective actions on a parcel basis to ensure compliance with the buffer requirements, which may include an Administrative Penalty Order (APO) plan under the authority provided in Minnesota Statutes 103B.101, subdivision 12a and 103F.48; and

WHEREAS, the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners is electing jurisdiction on all public drainage ditches for which it is the drainage authority and public waters, located within its boundaries, identified on the Department of Natural Resources’ Buffer Protection Map; and

WHEREAS, the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners delegate the jurisdiction of carrying out the compliance provision of the buffer requirements to the Lake of the Woods County Land and Water Planning Director; and

WHEREAS, the Buffer Law requires that each Local Government Unit provide notice affirming jurisdiction and identify the rule, ordinance, or other official controls that will be used to carry out the compliance provisions of the buffer requirements to the Board of Water and Soil Resources, including a copy of the adopting resolution.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners hereby accepts the authority and administrative responsibility to implement the Buffer Law as the Local Government Unit within the legal boundaries of Lake of the Woods County for the water features identified above as of June 13, 2017, in accordance with Minnesota Statute 103F.48.

This RESOLUTION was offered by Commissioner Moorman, seconded by Commissioner Hasbargen, and adopted by a vote of 4-0at a regular meeting of the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners on June 13, 2017.

Flood Plain

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board to discuss the possibility of the Land and Water Planning Office to assist the public with Flood Plain levels. With the county having Lidar, they are able to determine the Flood Plain levels most of the time depending  on the site.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve Land and Water Planning Office to add additional services for Flood Plain determination and then to forward on to FEMA for final approval

Staffing

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board to discuss adding an additional staff member with the increase work load in the office. The board requested that Josh proceed with job description and bring back to the board.

Zippel Bay Dredging

Soil & Water Conservation District Resource Technician, Mike Hirst met with the board and informed them of the funding they received from the “Harbor Trust Fund” in the amount of $50,000 to be used for Zippel Bay Dredging project.

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 11:13 a.m. and reconvened at11:15 a.m. as follows:

LAKE OF THE WOODS DRIFTERS

Lake of the Woods Drifters Snowmobile Club members Brad Dolinski, Tom Hanson, Randy Orton and Marti Mollberg met with the County Board to discuss the donation of $5,000 to the county (LG555 form Government Acknowledgment for Use of Gambling Funds) to be used for safety ads and general needs for trails.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Ken Moorman and carried unanimously to accept the $5,000 from the Lake of the Woods Drifters Club and authorize County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson to sign the LG555 Government Acknowledgement for Use of Gambling Funds form.

Trails/Equipment

Lake of the Woods Drifters Snowmobile Club members discussed the snowmobile trails and the work that is needed on bridges and also equipment needs. They requested that the county purchase the equipment and that the club would make payments back to the county.  No action was taken.

Acceptance of Trail Maintenance and Legal Sponsorship for Border Trails

The board discussed the Maintenance and Grooming application for Border Trails. 

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to contract with the Lake of the Woods Drifters Club for the maintenance and grooming of the Border Trails and to further authorize the County Board Chair and County Auditor-Treasurer to sign the County/Club Contract.

Resolution

The following resolution was offered by Commissioner Ken Moorman, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and moved for adoption:

Resolution No. 17-06-02

Sponsorship of Snowmobile Trails Assistance Program

BE IT RESOLVED, that Lake of the Woods County will act as the legal sponsor for an application for funding to the State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for Border Trails maintenance of snowmobile trail managed by Lake of the Woods Drifters.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that upon approval of its application by the state, the Lake of the Woods County may enter into an agreement with the State of Minnesota for the above referenced project and that it will comply with all applicable laws and regulations as stated in the agreement.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that County Auditor-Treasurer, Lorene Hanson is hereby authorized to serve as the fiscal agent for the above referenced project.

PROPERTY ISSUES

County Attorney, James Austad, Mary and Dave Gisch, Ron Streed and Steve Nesmith met with the board to discuss the property description on parcel number 30.1541.000.   The Board requested the County Attorney and Public Works Director to research this further and report back to the County Board later in the day.

DITCH AUTHORITY

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to close the regular County Board meeting and open the Ditch Drainage Authority meeting.  The following were in attendance:  Commissioners:  Ed Arnesen, Cody Hasbargen, Ken Moorman and Jon Waibel, Auditor-Treasurer Lorene Hanson, Attorney Jim Austad, Public Works Director Tim Erickson and Woody Fiala.

The drainage authority board discussed the petition for repair of a drainage system received from Norvel Parsley regarding Judicial Ditch 24, Zippel Township, Township 162, Range 33, Section 16.

The drainage authority recognized that there was a road culvert issue, however not a judicial ditch issue; therefore denying the petition for repair. 

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to close the Ditch Drainage Authority meeting and open the regular County Board meeting.

The County Board discussed the results from the Drainage Authority.  

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to replace the culvert and share the actual cost of the culvert with the land owner.   Public Works Director Tim Erickson was going to contact Mr. Parsley of the results of the meeting.

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 2:10 p.m. and reconvened at 5:00 p.m.

PROPERTY ISSUES

Public Works Director Tim Erickson, Mary and Dave Gisch, Ron Streed, Steve Nesmith and Roseann Swenson reported back to the County Board on their research of the property description on parcel number 30.1541.000.   After reviewing GIS maps and further discussion, the parties were going to meet again to resolve the matter.

AIRPORT

Commissioners Jon Waibel and Cody Hasbargen gave an update to the County Board from their last Airport meeting.

RECESS

With no further business before the County Board, Chairman Nordlof called the regular County Board meeting to recess at 6:00 p.m.  The County Board of Equalization followed at 6:00 p.m.

Attest:                                                                                      June 13, 2017

___________________________________              _____________________________________County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson                    Vice-Chair of the Board, Edward Arnesen

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Commissioner Proceedings

June 20, 2017

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in session on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Angle Outpost Resort at the Northwest Angle.

Call to Order

Chairman Nordlof called the meeting to order at 10:10 a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners Cody Hasbargen, Ed Arnesen, Ken Moorman, and  Buck Nordlof.  Absent: Jon Waibel. Also present were: County Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson, Public Works Director, Tim Erickson, Deputy Auditor/Treasurer, Janet Rudd, County Attorney, James Austad ,  County Sheriff, Gary Fish, Human Resource Director, Savanna Slick, Social Services Director, Amy Ballard and Woody Fiala.

Approval of Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman, seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve the agenda with the following additions: Digital T.V. and Land issues.

Approve Minutes

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the minutes of June 13, 2017.

PUBLIC WORKS

Angle Road Update

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board and informed the board that some gravel was placed on the Angle Road last year, more gravel to be placed in July and another load the next year. Tim also informed the board that they will be placing Calcium Chloride on the road next week.

NWA Maintenance

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board and requested approval to advertise, interview and hire for the NWA Maintenance Department.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and carried unanimously to authorize Public Works Director, Tim Erickson to advertise, interview and hire for the a NWA Maintenance Department.

SHERIFF

County Sheriff, Gary Fish met with the board requesting approval to charge Office Fees for Firearm Storage at $5.00 per time and Vehicle Storage at $10.00 per day and requested that the Deputy Sheriffs Office position be removed from the agenda and placed on next board agenda.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Moorman and carried unanimously to approve the County Sheriff’s Office Fees for Firearm Storage at $5.00 per time and Vehicle Storage at $10.00 per day.

NWA Golf Course Road

The board discussed the parking issues on the Golf Course Road. After discussion with Paul Colson the board decided that Commissioner Arnesen and Public Works Director, Tim Erickson will look into this further and requested that Paul send Time the marker coordinates.

HUMAN RESOURCES

Solid Waste Assistant Program Director

Human Resource Director, Savanna Slick met with the board requesting authorization to create an Assistance Solid Waste Program Manager job description and to hire within.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman, seconded by Commissioner Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve Public Works Director, Tim Erickson to create a new job description and grade for Assistant Solid Waste Program Director and advertise and interview.

Emergency Management Director

Human Resource Director, Savanna Slick met with the board requesting a step increase for Emergency Manager and requesting thirty (30) hours per week versus the twenty-four (24) hours, and up to ten (10) additional hours as back-up dispatch. County Sheriff, Gary Fish requested that this position be moved to a step seven (7).

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Moorman with Commissioner Hasbargen abstaining and carried unanimously to move Emergency Management Director, Jill Hasbargen Olson from step 4 to step 7 at $21.96 per hour effective next pay period with thirty (30) hours and Emergency Management and up to additional ten (10) hours as Dispatcher duties.

Recess

The meeting was called to recess at 11:20 a.m. and reconvened at 11:30 a.m. as follows:

SOCIAL SERVICES

Social Service Director, Amy Ballard met with the board to inform the NWA residents of the services that are available thru her office and left packets of information for local residents.

FLOOD PLAIN SERVICES/ VETERANS SERVICE OFFICER

Chairman Nordlof informed the NWA residents that the Land and Water Planning Office now offers assistants with determining Flood Plain levels and that Veterans Service Officer , Rick Rone will be meeting at the NWA on July 17 from 10:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m.

AIRPORT UPDATE

Commissioner Arnesen informed the NW Angle residents that he just had a conversation with a member of the Tribe in regards to the NW Angle Airport, and last August they were to meet but the  meeting was cancelled. We will wait to hear forth coming information.

DIGITAL TV

Paul Colson inquired about the Digital TV that was discussed in the past. County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson will look into and get back to the board.

Land Issue

The board discussed Mary and Dave Gisch property. The consensus of the board was to have Chairman Nordlof work with County Attorney, James Austad on behalf of the county board on this property, with Commissioner Hasbargen abstaining.

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 11:59 a.m.

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

Board of Equalization Meeting was opened at 12:00 p.m. and closed at 12:11 p.m.

RECESS

With no further business before the board, Chairman Nordlof called the meeting to recess at 12:12 p.m.

ATTEST:                                                                                 APPROVED: June 27, 2017

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

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Commissioner Proceedings

JUNE 27, 2017

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, June 27, 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, and Ed Arnesen. Absent, 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 Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the agenda with the following additions: Board of Equalization Minutes, AMC District 2 meeting, Stonegarden Grant, NWA Edge Riders Premises Permit Application.

Approval of Minutes

June 13, 2017

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman, seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve the official and summarized minutes of June 13, 2017.

Board of Equalization

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman, seconded by Commissioner Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the 2017 Board of Equalization minutes.

SHERIFF

Deputy Sheriff Coroner Job Descriptions

County Sheriff, Gary Fish, Helgeson Funeral Home Director, John Helgeson and Human Resource Director, Savanna Slick met with the board to discuss Coroner duties that have been assigned with ted to the  Deputy Sheriff’s and the  job description changes made. Savanna also informed the board that all deputies have completed the courses to be Deputy Coroners, new Deputies hired that are not certified as a Deputy Coroner, will be hired as Deputy Sheriff at grade 12, until passing the courses required to be certified.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Moorman and carried unanimously to approve the Deputy Sheriff Coroners job description at a grade 13, points 288 with the Deputies moving up to that grade, but Deputies at a grade 12, until all required courses are passed, certifying them as a Deputy Coroner, with Deputies staying at their current steps, effective July 2, 2017.

Deputy Sheriff/Investigator

County Sheriff, Gary Fish and Human Resource Director, Savanna Slick met with the board to discuss the changes made to Deputy Sheriff/ Coroner/ Investigator job description.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the Deputy Sheriff/ Coroner/Investigator job description at grade 13, 288 with Deputy staying at his current step, effective July 2, 2017.

STONEGARDEN

County Sheriff, Gary Fish met with the board requesting approval for the 2016 Stonegarden Grant in the amount of $56,303.

The following resolution was offered by Commissioner Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and moved for adoption:

A Resolution Authorizing the Stonegarden Grant Agreement

Resolution 17-06-03

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Chairman Nordlof and County Sheriff, Gary Fish are hereby authorized to execute the 2016 Operation Stonegarden Grant, Agreement No. A-OPSG-2016-LOTW-CO-005, effective September 1, 2016- August 31, 2019 in the amount of $56,303.

MINNESOTA POWER

Steven White, Senior Communications Engineer with Minnesota Power met with the board requesting authorization to place antennas on the Baudette and Williams’s towers for communication for the Great Northern Transmission line crew.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Moorman and carried unanimously to approve Minnesota Power to place antennas on the Baudette Tower and Williams Tower with an addendement to the existing contract with an additional $2,000 per tower per year, contingent approval of County Attorney, James Austad.

VOYAGERS COMTRONICS

Lee Hervey, from Voyagers Comtronics informed the board that the county towers will need to be painted next summer along with re-banding. He updated the board on the Digital TV for the Northwest Angle, informing them that residents can get transmission on the South Side of the Angle from the Williams tower. On the North side of the Angle, the hill cuts off the transmission and therefore they would not get reception. However, Lee stated that if individuals want to put up a TV tower high enough, they would get reception.

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-$6,049.18, Commissioner Warrants-$5,331.55, Commissioner Warrants- $14,697.18.

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 10:18 a.m. and reconvened at 10:22 a.m.

GOLF COURSE ROAD

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board and informed the board that they have been doing research on the Golf Course Road that Paul Colson inquired about at the NW Angle meeting. Tim informed the board that he has not heard from Paul Colson as this time, for Paul was to send information to him on his updated survey on his property.

DRIFTERS CLUB

Drifter Club members, Brad Dolinski, Randy Orton, Tom Hanson and Marty Mollberg, and IDC member Chuck Tischart met with the board and updated the board on the progress of the Equipment funding. IDC representative, Chuck Tischart stated that the IDC would like to partner with the County on a loan to the Drifters Club, with IDC committing to $100,000. The board referred this to the Economic Development Authority.

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 Moorman and carried unanimously to approve the claims against the county as follows: Revenue $30,773.00- Road & Bridge $67,104.07-Co. Development $7,429.00-  Joint Ditch-$515.00-Solid Waste, $14,027.49- EDA, $699.48.

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 6/27/2017 For Payment 6/30/2017

Vendor Name                                                    Amount

Baudette LOW Chamber Of Commerce                                   8,750.00

Code 4 Services LLC                                                               2,464.67

DLT Solutions, Inc                                                                    2,197.38

Earthworks Contracting Inc                                                     9,120.00

Fish/Kevin                                                                              27,240.00

Hancock Concrete Products LLC                                            6,547.20

Hasbargen Farms Inc                                                              6,870.00

Hasbargen Logging Inc                                                            7,950.00

Roger’s Two Way Radio, Inc                                                 13,193.25

Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc                                                 12,434.57

Strata Corp, Inc                                                                        5,753.71

Widseth Smith Nolting&Asst Inc                                               2,662.33

44 Payments less than 2000 15,364.93

Final Total: 120,548.04

Further moved to authorize the payment of the following auditor warrants: June 13, 2017- $359,911.65-June 21, 2017 – $45,581.25.

3.2 Off-Sale Malt Liquor

County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson met with the board requesting approval for a 3.2 Off-Sale Malt Liquor license for Oak Island Resort.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve the 3.2 Off-Sale Malt Liquor License for Oak Island Resort effective July 1, 2017 thru June 30, 2018.

NW ANGLE EDGE RIDERS

NWA Premises Permit

County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson met with the board requesting approval for a Premise Permit for the NW Angle Edge Riders to conduct legal gambling for Pull Tabs at Flag Island Resort.

Resolution

The following Resolution was offered by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Moorman and carried unanimously to approve the following:

A Resolution Approving a Lease for Lawful Gambling Activity and Premises permit Application

Resolution No.17-06-04

WHEREAS, the NW Angle Edge Riders has submitted a lease for lawful gambling activity and a premises permit application for Minnesota Lawful Gambling to be conducted at the following establishments, which are all located in Lake of the Woods County:

Ø  Flag Island Resort, 3037 Flag Island unorganized township of Angle

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners hereby approves said application for submission to the Minnesota Gambling Control Board.

MOTOR VEHICLE CLOSURE

County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson met with the board to inform the board that the Motor Vehicle Department within the Auditor/Treasure’s office will be closed starting Thursday July 20 through Monday, July 24, and re-opening on July 25. The closure is due to the State of MN transitioning to Minnesota Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS). She reminded all not to delay on your July tab renewals or Driver’s License Renewals that expire in July.

HENNUM PROPERTY

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson and Jerry Hennum met with the board to discuss TR 142, which runs down the middle of land owned by Gregg Hennum and Jerry Hennum. Hennums are asking the board to either vacate the road or extinguish the road. Tim will look into this further and report back to the board.

Committee Updates

Commissioner Moorman updated the board on AMC District Meeting which topics of discussion were:

Right-of-Way Ordinances, Data Retention Policy, and Supervisor Training.

Commissioner Arnesen inquired about the construction of the Public Access at Rocky Point and asked to have research done to see when the process started.

RECESS

With no further business before the County Board, Chairman Nordlof called the regular County Board meeting to recess at 11:45 a.m.

Attest:                                                                          July 11, 2017

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