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COUNTY BOARD

June, 2016

Commissioner Proceedings

June 14, 2016

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Lake of the Woods County Government Center in the Commissioners Room.

Call to Order

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

Approval of Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to approve the agenda with the following additions and deletions: remove Baudette Depot and add ATV Ordinance discussion, Sandy Shores/Birch Beach discussion and MIS Updates.

Approval of Consent Agenda   

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to approve the following consent agenda: Lorene Hanson to Deer Wood on June 21-24 MACATFO Conference; Alisa Jacobsen to St. Cloud on July 10-14 for Assessment Laws and Procedures Training; Angie Eason to St. John’s University on June 22-23 to MAFAS Summer Seminar and to Brainerd on June 7-8 for Management Learning Community meeting.                                                         

Approval of Minutes

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to approve the official and summarized minutes of May 24, 2016.

SOCIAL SERVICES

Social Service Financial Officer, Christine Hultman met with the board requesting approval of claims.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve the following claims against the county: Commissioners Warrants: $16,162.29; Commissioners Warrants: $24,896.35.

SNOWMOBILE TRAILS

TJ Grooming/Border Trails

Tom and Joyce Beckel met with the board to discuss the Border Trails grooming and informed the board that everything ran well this last winter but have concerns on the cuts of the 4th benchmark and a 30% cut from last season and will have the same cut in 2016; no capital improvement grants are available as in the past.

Lake of the Woods Drifters

Gregg Hennum met with the board to discuss the Lake of the Woods Drifters/Traverse Trail with concerns of the shortage of funding from the State and discussed issues of grooming lake trails.

HEADWATERS REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Ryan Zemek met with the board to discuss the Statewide Pace Program that is available for property owners of commercial and industrial business’s that would make energy improvement without upfront capital. Ryan informed the board that they would need to enter into a Joint Powers Agreement with the St. Paul Port Authority for the purpose of implementing and administering the program on behalf of the County.

Resolution

The following resolution was offered by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Hanson and carried unanimously to adopt the following resolution and authorize Chairman Moorman and County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson to sign the Joint Power Agreement.

RESOLUTION DECLARING PARTICIPATION IN STATEWIDE PACE PROGRAM

Resolution No. 16-06-01

WHEREAS, a Statewide Property Clean Energy Program (PACE) administered by the St. Paul Port Authority (SPPA) provides loan funds to assist property owners of commercial and industrial businesses and multifamily housing projects to make energy conservation and/ or renewable energy improvements; and;

WHEREAS, PACE allows qualified participants to make energy improvements without upfront capital outlay as such costs for the improvements are paid back through a special assessment on their taxes with the increase offset by decrease in energy costs so that the businesses sees no change in the bottom line:

WHEREAS, Minnesota legislation currently allows governmental entities to participate in the Statewide PACE program by entering into a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) with St. Paul Port Authority; and

WHEREAS, the JPA delineates the financial district, directs the St. Paul Port Authority to administer the program, whereby the participating government entity agrees to assess the property per the loan agreement, and collect and then transfer the payments to SPPA;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, Lake of the Woods  County  Board of Commissioners finds that financing energy projects is a valid public purpose because it stimulates economic development, improves property values, reduces energy costs, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and increases employment in the County; and

NOW THERFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners hereby does hereby agree to enter into a JPA with SPPA  in order to participate in the Statewide PACE Program.

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 9:57 a.m. and reconvened at 10:02 a.m. as follows:

ASSESSOR

Human Resource Director, Karen Ose and County Assessor, Mary Jo Otten met with the board requesting approval for the Job Description for Seasonal Help for Lake Property Guide for assistance for transporting Assessor and other department personnel to property accessible only by lake transportation.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to approve the Lake Property Guide job description at Grade 11, Step 1, $18.96 per hour, points 252.

MN CORRECTIONS

MN Corrections District Supervisor Marc Bloomquist met with the board and presented the 2015 County Probation Costs and reviewed the Probation and Drug Court practices. The board thanked the Probation Officers for all they do for the community.

ATV ORDINANCE

County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson met with the board and requested that they rescind the motion for the ATV Ordinance Public Hearing to allow additional time to review the current ordinance.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to rescind the Public Hearing date of June 28, 2016.

AUDITOR/TREASURER

Claims

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

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve the claims against the county as follows: Revenue $139,373.95, Road & Bridge $79,956.57, Co. Devel $672.50, Natl Resc Enhanc $4,764.50, Solid Waste $33,104.64, EDA $602.44

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 6/14/2016 For Payment 6/17/2016

Vendor Name                                                    Amount

Bert’s Truck Equipment Of Moorhead, Inc                            8,247.00

Cenex Co-Op Services, Inc.                                                    5,845.96

Computer Professionals Unlimited Inc                                   3,303.00

Contech Engineered Solutions LLC                                     10,944.20

Federal Signal Corporation                                                   25,400.00

Hancock Concrete Products LLC                                          34,041.16

Howard’s Oil Company                                                            2,692.12

Independent Emergency Services                                        67,136.07

LOW Highway Dept                                                                  6,323.75

Mactek Systems Inc                                                                  5,581.48

Mar-Kit Landfill                                                                        12,466.50

R & Q Trucking, Inc                                                                  3,710.20

Rinke-Noonan                                                                          4,964.50

Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc                                                5,002.52

Strata Corp, Inc                                                                         8,830.31

Sun Monitoring                                                                         2,069.50

Widseth Smith Nolting&Asst Inc                                             3,841.67

Woody’s Service                                                                       3,780.74

Wright Locksmith and Security Systems                               4,504.75

106 Payments less than 2000     39,789.17

Final Total: 258,474.60

Further moved to authorize the payment of the following auditor warrants: May 25, $640,618.24, June 6, $2,818,334.03, June 8, $81,901.96.    

Lost Warrant

County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson met with the board requesting approval for a lost warrant for Lake of the Woods School.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve the application and affidavit for lost warrant for Lake of the Woods School dated December 18, 2015 for $25.00 without furnishing indemnifying bond.

BAUDETTE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Mike Hovde, representing the Baudette Chamber of Commerce met with the board and updated them on the Chamber Events.

MIS DIRECTOR/MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR

MIS Director/Maintenance Supervisor Peder Hovland met with the board and informed them that Next Gen 911 is completed, renovation of offices are almost completed. Pete informed the board that the lawn mower is getting worn out and the mower is 14 years old. The board requested that Peder get a quote for a new mower and bring back to the board.

PUBLIC WORKS

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board and informed the board that Inspector II position will have to re-advertise for the newly hired worker never showed up for work. Tim also informed the board that the Drainage Committee will meet on June 28, 2016 after the County Board meeting.

SANDY SHORES/BIRCH BEACH BRIDGE

Commissioner Arnesen discussed the Sandy Shores/Birch Beach Bridge. Public Works Director, Tim Erickson informed the board that the residents of Sandy Shores/Birch Beach could apply for an Approach Permit so they can build their own bridge; that his department could help facilitate the project by helping with the design of the bridge, but the residents would have to purchase and place the bridge on their own. The board set July 26, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss this issue and requested notification be sent to all land owners in the Sandy Shores/Birch Beach Plat informing them of the date and time of this discussion.  

Recess

With no further business before the board, Chairman Moorman called the meeting to recess at 12:28 p.m.

Attest:                                                                                     Approved: June 28, 2016

_______________________                                                  _________________________________

Lorene Hanson,                                                                       Chairman of the Board, Ken MoormanCounty Auditor/Treasurer

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Commissioner Proceedings

June 21, 2016

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in session on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Angle Outpost Resort at the Northwest Angle.

Call to Order

Chairman Moorman called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners Patty Beckel, Ed Arnesen, Thomas Hanson, and Ken Moorman and Buck Nordlof.  Also present were: County Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson, Public Works Director, Tim Erickson, Deputy Auditor/Treasurer, Janet Rudd, County Attorney, James Austad ,  and Woody Fiala.

Approval of Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the agenda as presented.

Thank-You

Chairman Moorman on behalf of the Board and Sheriff’s Department thanked the local residents of the NWA for their assistance in the search for the missing boaters last fall.

NW ANGLE PARK

Commissioner Hanson informed the residents of the NWA that the land by Jim’s Corner did go through the lands bill for the county to take over ownership. The next step is to wait for the State to send the deeds to be transferred into the counties name, and then the process of the development of the park can proceed with the proper steps of permitting, wetlands, construction and so forth.

NWA SNOW CLUB UPDATE

Brian McKeever, representing the NWA Edge Riders informed the board that the day today business of grooming went well and no concerns on maintenance of trails. However, they have a great need for a shed for protection of equipment, at this time they have the equipment stored in a private shed, but that will not be available for use shortly. They have the funding to build the shed, but no land to build it on and inquired if they could place that on county owned land. The consensus of the board was that they could perhaps build the shed by the Landfill or possible on the newly acquired land by Jim’s Corner.

PUBLIC WORKS

NWA Road

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board to inform them that the NWA road is on a State Aid Project and funded and ready to go, but the need of gravel is what is holding it up. Comments were heard from the residents of the condition of the road. The residents requested a meeting with the county board in a month to see what the status of the road condition is and what can be done to fix it temporarily, until the State Aid Project is started. The board set July 25, 2016, for a Work Session at the NWA at 11:00 a.m.

Barge Run/Blue Blades

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson informed the board that this will be the last year for the barge run at the Islands, which will take place on August 6-7 and from then on the Island Owners Association will take care of the barge run. Tim also informed the board that within a couple years the Blue Blades signs will be placed at the NWA.

NWA Airport

Commissioner Arnesen informed the board that the next step with the NWA Airport is the site selection, which consists of Federal Rules, MN DOT Aviation and the Red Lake Tribe.

FILE OF LIFE/Helicopter Services

Chairman Moorman explained that the County Board entered into a Member Contract with Valley Med Flight for membership which helps to reduce the cost of ambulatory health care to its members; explained that Valley Med Flight will accept the amount paid by the Covered Member’s Insurance as payment in full for any medically necessary air transport. That the membership fee paid herein constitutes prepayment for any deductible, copayment or other out-of-pocket expense not covered by the Covered Member’s insurance, so that the covered Member will be relieved of any out of pocket expense following transport. Membership covers only medically necessary air medical transport completed by Valley Med Flight, or another AMRG company, and only those transports to the closest appropriate hospital. Chairman Moorman informed the residents that the Mental Health Local Advisory Council created a File of Life Campaign which is a miniature medical history file that can be kept at home on the fridge; personal sized file is also available to be kept in a car or on person which will help in medical emergencies.

County Auditor/Treasurer

MCIT Works Session

County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson met with the board requesting a work session be set for August 16 with MCIT to discuss Risk Management. The consensus of the board was to set the work session at 1:00 p.m. after the regular county board meeting on August 16.

Official Depositors

County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson met with the board requesting to add an additional institution for Official Depositories of County Funds for 2016.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioners Hanson, seconded by Commissioners Arnesen and carried unanimously to designate an additional institution, Multi-Bank Securities as Official Depositories of County funds for the year 2016.

OTHER TOPICS

Paul Bunyan Transient- no county taxes used for this service; Digital Signal –Commissioner Hanson will look into to see what it would take to get.

RECESS

With no further business before the board, Chairman Moorman called the meeting to recess at 12:05 p.m.

ATTEST:                                                                                 APPROVED: June 26, 2016

___________________________________                          __________________________________

County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson                            Chairman of the Board, Kenneth Moorman

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Commissioner Proceedings

June 28, 2016

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Lake of the Woods County Government Center in the Commissioners Room.

Call to Order

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

Approval of Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the agenda with the following additions and deletions: remove Baudette Depot and add New Arena, and Budget Dates.

Approval of Consent Agenda   

Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the following consent agenda: Sheri Stebakken October 12-14 in

Alexandria for MN Financial Worker & Case Aide Association Conference; Karlene Stay and Jodi Ferrier CURAM demo on new child welfare information system St. Paul, August 2/3.

Approval of Minutes

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Hanson and carried unanimously to approve the official and summarized minutes of June 14 and 21, 2016.

SOCIAL SERVICES

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

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve the following claims against the county: Commissioners Warrants: $870.10; Commissioners Warrants: $13,793.95; $23,118.50.

Eligibility Worker

Social Service Financial Officer, Amy Ballard and Human Resource Director, Karen Ose met with the board requesting permission to hire an Eligibility Worker. Amy informed the board that in 2013 with the implementation of Affordable Care Act (ACA) the State of MN developed MNSure as the system used by individuals to apply for health care coverage. At that time, our agency chose not to hire as it was unknown how these changes would actually affect our workload.  DHS has gradually pushed more of the work onto the counties.  Currently, the counties are accepting, entering and processing applications and manual renewal forms in MNsure.  Counties are gradually being given the instructions on how to make changes that clients report to the county such as, income, household members, request for coverage, and address changes.   MNSure has, without a doubt, greatly increased the current eligibility workers work load. Not only because of the amount of time involved working in that system but the increase in the number of people eligible for public assistance programs after the ACA was implemented.  They could easily work overtime but have normally been told that overtime is not allowed unless absolutely necessary.  They feel their customer service has suffered due to how long it takes to process applications and make changes with the addition of MNSure. The State of MN covers approximately 70% Eligibility Workers salaries.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve Social Service Director, Amy Ballard and Human Resource Director, Karen Ose to advertise and interview for a Eligibility Worker, Grade 9, Step 1.

HUMAN RESOURCES

Security Policy

Human Resources Director, Karen Ose met with the board to discuss the Security Policy with the board such as who needs identifying badges, after hour meetings and what buildings the security policy applies to. Commissioners discussed the issuing of key fobs to non-county employees and why they need key fobs after hours. They felt that there needs to be a policy in place on access to the Government Center.

Wellness Committee

Human Resource Director, Karen Ose met with the board to discuss the wellness committee and recognizing it in the personnel policy. She informed the board that MN Statute § 15.46, allows counties to provide necessary staff, equipment, and facilities and they may expend funds as necessary to achieve the objectives of the program for Preventive Health Services for Public Employees. She recommended that this be placed into the Personnel Policy, for Lake of the Woods County does have a Wellness Committee, and with this in the Policy, it would allow the county to expend funds for this program upon County Board approval.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Hanson, and carried unanimously to add the Wellness Committee to the Lake of the Woods County Personnel Policy.

AUDITOR/TREASURER

Claims

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

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve the claims against the county as follows: Revenue $18,883.77, Road & Bridge $27,853.10, Solid Waste $356.85, EDA $3,179.85

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 6/28/2016 For Payment 6/30/2016

Vendor Name                                                    Amount

Crop Production Services                                                     20,422.54

Mn Counties Information System                                            2,278.50

Northwest Community Action, Inc                                           3,122.00

SeaChange Printing&MarketingServices LLC                      8,513.11

Voyageurs Comtronics, Inc                                                     3,085.78

37 Payments less than 2000  12,851.64

Final Total: 50,273.57

Further moved to authorize the payment of the following auditor warrants: June 15, 2016- $39,222.00, June 15, 2016- $338,960.88, June 22, 2016- $35,782.01.    

MIS DIRECTOR/MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR

Equipment

MIS Director/Maintenance Supervisor Peder Hovland met with the board and presented a quote from EverGreen for a Lawn Mower, Snow Brush and Snow blower in the amount of $10,156, which included a trade in of the old mower of $2,900.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the purchase of a new Lawn Mower, Snow Brush and Snow Blower in the amount of $10, 516 from the maintenance account.

Government Center North Building

MIS Director/Maintenance Supervisor Peder Hovland met with the board and informed the board that there was an annual inspection of the County Jail and Government Center North roofs and presented pictures of the Government Center North roof, which is in need of repair/replacement, and the septic line needing repair. The board requested that Peder get quotes on the roof and septic line and come back to the board.

RECESS- The meeting was called to recess at 10:06 a.m. and reconvened at 10:12 a.m. as follows:

MARSHALL NELSON

Marshall Nelson met with the board to discuss drainage problems with Ditch No. 26 and other county ditches that are over grown, have erosion and beaver dams that are causing flooding of his fields and other property owner’s property as well. Marshall showed pictures of the ditch and its condition to the board. He requested that the discussed outlet get cleaned out now, along with the adjoining first half mile.

RECESS

The meeting was called to recess at 10:57 a.m.

KELLY CREEK PUBLIC HEARING- ROAD VACATION

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Nordlof, seconded by Commissioner Hanson and carried unanimously to close the regular meeting at 11:15 and open the Public Hearing for the Kelly Creek Road Vacation.

The following were present at the site: Commissioners Moorman, Arnesen, Beckel, Hanson and Nordlof were present along with County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson, Deputy Auditor/Treasurer, Janet Rudd, County Surveyor, Donn Rasmussen, Landowner Tim Erickson and Woody Fiala.

The County Commissioners viewed the road site and exiting private driveway. The board recessed from the viewing at 11:25 a.m. and reconvened the Public Hearing at 11:45 a.m. at the Government Center in the Commissioners Room. Attorney Michelle Moren, confirmed with the board that the Public Notice of Kelly Creek Plat was published in the legal newspaper the weeks of June 6 and 13; the notices of the road vacation were posted at the Baudette City Hall, Lake of the Woods Government Center and the Baudette Library on June 8, and that all owners within the Kelly Creek Plat and Mortgage Companies were notified by either certified mail or personally served. County Surveyor, Donn Rasmussen informed the board that the survey was completed; he reviewed the road map and the legal descriptions with the board. There were no comments or objections for this road vacation, that all land owners are in agreement on granting easements to each land owner and quit claim deeds will be  recorded to each land owner. The board concurred that the vacation of this road is for the good of the public.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and carried unanimously to close the public hearing at 11:48 a.m. and open the regular meeting.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Nordlof, seconded by Commissioner Hanson and carried unanimously that the County Board of Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota does hereby resolve as follows:

RESOLUTION No. 16-06-02

RESOLUTION VACATING A ROAD ON BOARD INITIATIVE

A RESOLUTION VACATING KELLY CREEK ROAD A/K/A KELLY DRIVE

WHEREAS, the County Board of Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota, at a regular meeting on April 26, 2016, passed a motion to consider vacating the dedicated road within Kelly Creek Plat pursuant to Minnesota Statutes §164.06 and §164.07.

WHEREAS, the Kelly Creek Plat contains the following legal description:

A tract of land lying partly in Government Lot Five (5), Section 28, Township 161 North, Range 31 West and partly in Government Lot Two (2), Section 27, Township 161 North, Range 31 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota, and described as follows: 

Bounded on the South by a line parallel to and 175 feet distance from the Semi-Tangent Westerly from the P.I. of S.T.H. #72; on the West by the centerline of Kelly Creek; on the North by a line parallel to and 921 feet distance from the South boundary line of this tract; and bounded on the East by a line lying North 8° 21’ east from a certain 1”x24” iron pipe monument placed (by Mr. Lyle Wood in a survey dated 1947) along North line of the S.T.H. #72 right of way in Section 27, Township 161 North, Range 31 West, enclosing some 5.8 acres of land area. 

WHEREAS, all affected landowners have agreed to provide easements to all other affected landowners for private access for ingress and egress to the subject area and upon recorded documentation of the same, recorded in the office of the Lake of the Woods County Recorder, the Kelly Creek Road a/k/a Kelly Drive will be vacated.

WHEREAS, the dedicated road passes over and/or abuts tracts of land in Kelly Creek Plat with the owners of said land as follows:

            City of Baudette, a Municipal Corporation;

            Baudette International Airport;

            Roger and Carol Erickson;

            Erlin Olson;

            Timothy Erickson;

            Robert and Debra Anderson.

WHEREAS, the County Board scheduled a Public Hearing to consider the vacation of said road; and

WHEREAS, a Public Hearing to consider the vacation of such road was held on the 28th day of June, 2016, before the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners.  Said Public Hearing was first held at the site of the road vacation at Kelly Creek Road a/k/a Kelly Drive, as described above.  Following the viewing at Kelly Creek Road a/k/a Kelly Drive, the Public Hearing was moved to the Lake of the Woods County Courthouse, 206 8th Avenue, Baudette, Minnesota 56623;

WHEREAS, notice of said Public Hearing was duly published and posted, together with personal mailed notices to all affected property owners by the Lake of the Woods County Auditor/Treasurer on the 8th day of June, 2016, and all interested and affected persons were given an opportunity to voice their concerns and be heard; and

WHEREAS, any person, corporation or public body owning or controlling easements contained upon the property vacated, reserves the right to continue maintaining the same or to enter upon such way or portion thereof vacated to maintain, repair, replace or otherwise attend thereto; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners in its discretion has determined that the vacation will benefit the public interests because the originally platted Kelly Creek Road a/k/a Kelly Drive, was never built and it is necessary to vacate the unestablished roadway for continued development.

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners determined that no damages would be incurred by the owners listed above, as the road to be vacated was never built and never utilized, instead each of said owners have granted verbal easements to each other for purposes of ingress and egress.

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners, by unanimous vote concur in this Resolution;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, that such Petition for vacation is hereby granted and the Kelly Creek Road, a/k/a Kelly Drive, described as follows is hereby vacated:

See Map of Kelly Creek Road, a/k/a Kelly Drive, which is attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit “A”.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the vacated portion of Kelly Drive shall be granted to the respective owners of lots 1 through 10 Kelly Creek Plat, by projecting the lot lines easterly to the east line of Kelly Creek Plat.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the County Board and the Auditor/Treasurer are hereby authorized to sign all documents necessary to effectuate the intent of this Resolution.

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the County Auditor-Treasurer is authorized and directed to provide a copy of this resolution to each of the affected owners listed above.

Adopted by the County Board this 28th day of June, 2016.

EFFECTIVE DATE:  The vacation of Kelly Creek Road, a/k/a Kelly Drive, will be effective upon the recording in the office of the Lake of the Woods County Recorder of private easements allowing all affected landowners ingress and egress to the subject real property.

Approved:

______________________________                        ____________________________

Lorene Hanson, Auditor/Treasurer                             Ken Moorman,

Chairman of the Board

ORDER VACATING KELLY CREEK ROAD, A/K/A KELLY DRIVE

LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota, moved for the vacation of Kelly Creek Road, a/k/a Kelly Drive, a town road under Minnesota Statutes §164.07;

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota, held a hearing on said Petition on the 28th day of June, 2016, notice thereof having been given;

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota, passed a Resolution on the 28th day of June, 2016, vacating the road;

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, that the following described road is hereby vacated:

See attached Exhibit “A” depicting vacated Kelly Creek Road, a/k/a Kelly Drive.

Dated this 28th day of June, 2016.

Attest:             ________________________________

            Ken Moorman, Chairman of the Board

            ________________________________

            Lorene Hanson, Auditor/Treasurer

NEW ARENA/BUDGET

Commissioner Hanson discussed possible funding request for the new arena. The board set the following dates for budget meetings: August 15, August 23 and August 29.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Commissioner Arnesen reported on the Watershed meeting he attended.

Commissioner Moorman reported on the Joint Powers Natural Resources meeting and updated the board on the File of Life Campaign.

Recess

With no further business before the board, Chairman Moorman called the meeting to recess at 12:26 p.m.

Attest:                                                                                     Approved: July 12, 2016

_______________________                                                  _________________________________

Lorene Hanson,                                                                       Chairman of the Board, Ken MoormanCounty Auditor/Treasurer