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COUNTY BOARD

March, 2008

Commissioner Proceedings

March 11, 2008

The Lake of the Woods County Board met in regular session on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, in the Auditorium at Lake of the Woods School with the following members present:  Commissioners Bredeson, Patty Beckel, Todd Beckel, Arnesen and Moorman.  Also present were: County Auditor John W. Hoscheid, Deputy Auditor Janet Rudd and Penny Mio Hirst. Chairman Bredeson called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Chairman Bredeson welcomed the students to the meeting.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the agenda with the following additions: Senior Dining Proclamation, Bovine Tuberculosis, Cart-way and the following correspondence, Arrowhead Library, Roseau County Commissioners letter and State Court Administration.  Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion by Commissioner Arnesen to approve the consent agenda as follows: Travel for Marti Carlson to St. Cloud on March 24-25 for State Aid Accounting Task Force Meeting; Holly House to Mahnomen on April 15-17 for Pandemic Flu Tabletop exercise; Holly House to Moorhead on April 23-24 for Northwest Region quarterly meeting; Rita Krause to St. Paul on March 19 & 20 for State CS training committee meeting; Joel Hanson and Bill Sindelir to Bloomington on March 10-13 for Road Engineering Course.

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the minutes of February 26, 2008.  Seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

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

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the claims against the county as follows:

Commissioners’ Warrants       $ 21,753.98

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

Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler informed the board that Northwest Medical Center from Thief River Falls is willing to contract with Lake of the Woods County for a Physician Assistant Mental Health Specialist for one day a month in the amount of $800.00 per day less third party liability for psychiatric services.

The consensus of the board was to have Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler go forward with the contract and to bring back to the board for approval.

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid informed the board of the letter received from the State Court Administration regarding the request the county made for reimbursement for 50% of sex offender confinement costs.  The letter advised the county that Minn. Statutes 253b.185, subdivision 5, also provides that “the state’s responsibility for reimbursement is limited to the amount appropriated for this purpose and all the appropriation was expended within the first year and no additional funds have been appropriated since 1999”. Therefore, the State Court Administrator’s office is unable to pay the county under this Statute for there are no funds available.

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board requesting approval of claims.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the claims against the county as follows:

                                                Revenue                      $          24,603.37

                                                Road & Bridge           $           20,051.13

                                                Solid Waste                 $          13,136.50$59,441.00

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

WARRANTS APPROVED ON  3/11/2008 FOR PAYMENT  3/14/2008

      AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME                                                   AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME

          415.62 AMERI PRIDE LINEN & APPAREL SE                   2600.00 ANOKA COUNTY

        1125.00 ASSN OF MN COUNTIES                                         1492.72 AUTO VALUE

          341.78 CANON FINANCIAL SERVICES                              6091.63 CO-OP SERVICES, INC.

        1016.01 GATEWAY COMPANIES, INC                                   665.10 BRUCE HASBARGEN

          430.76 RON HILDEBRANDT                                                 302.88 HOLIDAY INN – DULUTH

          537.11 HOLTE IMPLEMENT, INC                                      3701.54 HOWARD’S OIL COMPANY

          505.33 LAKE OF THE WOODS FOODS                                 597.49 LOCATORS SUPPLIES INC

          564.84 LOW HIGHWAY DEPT                                            8417.25 MAR-KIT LANDFILL

        2674.50 MIDWEST MONITORING & SURVEILLA              2821.47 MN COUNTIES COMPUTER CO-OP

          300.00 MN OFFICE OF ENTERPRISE TECHNO                    734.36 KENNETH MOORMAN

          586.48 NORTHWEST MECHANICAL SERVICE I                 509.91 OCCUPATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CTR.

        3109.15 POWERPLAN                                                              531.82 QUILL CORPORATION

        1321.00 R & Q TRUCKING, INC                                            1005.11 RODERICK RONE JR

          353.50 ROY SCHARFENKAMP                                            3500.00 SJOBERG’S INC

          509.07 SOFTWARE HOUSE INTERNATIONAL,                   366.38 TRUE VALUE

        1200.00 UND FORENSIC PATHOLOGY                                  470.00 WAYNE’S BODY SHOP-DBA

        2483.33 WIDSETH SMITH NOLTING&ASST INC                3097.18 WOODY’S SERVICE

45 PAYMENTS LESS THAN  $300       5,062.68

FINAL TOTAL     $59,441.00

Further moved to authorize the payment of auditor’s warrants as follows:

                                                February 26, 2008       $             46,698.58

                                                February 26, 2008       $             58,248.22

                                                March       4, 2008       $             30,871.66

                                                March       5, 2008       $                  971.00

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

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid presented a letter of request for funds for the 2008 Lake of the Woods Take-A-Kid Fishing, request approval for the Government Center North Building Lease and approval for the City of Baudette Law Enforcement Contract.

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to donate the budgeted amount of $600.00 from the Economic Development fund to the 2008 Lake of the Woods Take-A-Kid Fishing event.  Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize the Chairman to sign the lease agreement between Lake of the Woods County and the Northwest Community Action Inc. for a portion of the building at the Government Center North for the term of January 1, 2008 to July 31, 2011, unless extended or terminated.  Seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize the Chairman, Auditor and Interim County Attorney to sign the Law Enforcement Agreement between Lake of the Woods County and the City of Baudette Police Department for consideration of the County providing rental/lease space, dispatch services and use of equipment commencing March 1, 2008 and terminating on August 31, 2008.  Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Chairman Bredeson pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 13D.05, Subd. 3 (a) summarized the boards conclusion of the closed meeting on February 26, 2008 as follows: The board recommended improvement with communications before the board.

Commissioners discussed the Bovine Tuberculosis resolution. Commissioners Todd Beckel and Moorman will draft a copy for the board.

County Sheriff, Dallas Block met with the board requesting approval of a proposal for the City

Watch Community Notification Services.  Dallas explained that this program would have all landline numbers programmed into the services and also cell phones, e-mails and pagers that were made available by county residents to also be programmed into the system so when an emergency does happens, the dispatchers just hit a button and all programmed numbers are dialed with the message of the emergency.

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to authorize County Sheriff, Dallas Block to enter into a formal agreement with the City Watch Services in the amount of $8,200 with the funds from the 911 account.  Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

The meeting was called to recess at 10:20 a.m. and reconvened at 10:25 a.m. as follows:

Chairman Steve Helmstetter representing Northern Excellence Seed Company met with the board and updated the board of the Gasification Project that the Company has been working on since September 1, 2007.  Steve requested financial assistance in the amount of $25,000 from the board.  No action was taken by the board.

Commissioner Arnesen excused himself from the meeting at 11:25 a.m. due to other obligations.

Wyatt Johnson, Director of Lake of the Woods Economic Development was unable to attend the meeting due to illness so the Business Subsidy Criteria application was postponed until March 25, 2008 meeting.

Correspondence was acknowledged from Arrowhead Library System and the Roseau County Commissioners stating that their board supports the efforts on the cormorant’s issue.

Commissioner Bredeson presented a letter of request from Senior Dining Leadership Team requesting the support of the Commissioners to declare April as Senior Dining month.

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman in support of senior nutrition, and to encourage the use of the Brink Center, the Lutheran Social Services Dining Program and Meals on Wheels; the Lake of the Woods County Board declares April as Senior Dining Month.  Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid, upon request from a local resident wanted to know if the county could grant a cartway for road access.  The board requested John to talk with Interim County Attorney, Michelle Moren to see what the county can do.

The meeting was called to recess at 12:05 p.m. and reconvened at 1:00 p.m. as follows:

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to close the regular meeting at 1:00 p.m. and open the planning commission as advertised.  Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Rick Amundson                   Property legally described as               A Public Hearing as required

& Scott Olmstead                Outlots A and B of Brooks Farm        by the Lake of the Woods

(O & A LLC)                       Subdivision, less deeded tracts            County Zoning Ordinance and

                                             in Section 1 of T-161N, R-32W          the Rainy/Rapid Rivers Shore-

                                             (Wabanica).                                          land Management Ordinance to consider the initial plat of Rivers Edge Estates.

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the initial Plat of Rivers Edge Estate for Rick Amundson & Scott Olmstead (O&A LLC) on Outlots A and B of Brooks Farm Subdivision, less deed tract in Section 1, Twp 161N, R 32W with the conditions set for by the subcommittee as identified and is on file in the office of the Land and Water Planning Office.  Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to close the planning commission and open the regular session at 1:05 p.m. as follows:

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board and discussed the consideration of an application to plat for Sportsman’s Lodge in Lots 1-4, Lot 6, the North 35 feet of Lot 5, and Lot 7 less the Northerly 33 feet thereof, all in RIVERVIEW, according to the recorded plat thereof, on file in the Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota, Recorder’s office; AND that part of the public roadway lying between the north line of Lot 12, Block One, Brinks First Subdivision, Lake of the Woods County, according to the recorded plat thereof, on file in said Lake of the Woods County Recorder’s office, and the south line of said Lot 1, Riverview that lies easterly of the southwesterly extension of the westerly line of Lots 1-12 said Riverview, Except the south 20.00 feet thereof.

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to accept the application to plat for Sportsman’s Lodge in Lots 1-4, Lot 6, the North 35 feet of Lot 5, and Lot 7 less the Northerly 33 feet thereof, all in RIVERVIEW, according to the recorded plat thereof, on file in the Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota, Recorder’s office; AND that part of the public roadway lying between the north line of Lot 12, Block One, Brinks First Subdivision, Lake of the Woods County, according to the recorded plat thereof, on file in said Lake of the Woods County Recorder’s office, and the south line of said Lot 1, Riverview that lie easterly of the southwesterly extension of the westerly line of Lots 1-12 said Riverview, Except the south 20.00 feet thereof.  Seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board to discuss fees for services in his office.  The consensus of the board was to have all county offices compile their fees and have them available for discussion for the March 25, 2008 meeting for their review.

With no further business before the board, Chairman Bredeson called the meeting to recess at 1:55 p.m.

Attest:                                                                         Approved:       March 25, 2008

____________________________                            _____________________________

John W. Hoscheid, County Auditor                           Kim Bredeson, Chairman

Commissioners’ Proceedings

March 18, 2008

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at the Angle Inlet School, with the following members present:  Commissioners Arnesen, Todd Beckel, Patty Beckel, Moorman and Bredeson.  Others present on behalf of the County were:  County Auditor John W. Hoscheid and Public Works Director Bruce Hasbargen. Also present were Northwest Angle area residents. Commissioner Bredeson called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the agenda.  Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Paul Colson met with the board and discussion was had regarding the transportation of minnows.  The County Board to write a letter to Congressman Peterson stating their support in the transportation of minnows via highway.  The current transportation is by water.

Paul Colson discussed the Pine Creek dredging, the responsibility of the dredging and the maintenance of the port.   The County Board to write a letter to the Corp of Engineers regarding these questions.

Video conferencing of county board meetings was discussed and various options mentioned.  The consensus to have conference calls when items were applicable to the Northwest Angle.

The Federal REAL ID Act was discussed with various options.  This item was to be placed on the agenda under old business.

Commissioner Bredeson provided his understanding of the City Watch as the County Sheriff, Dallas Block was unable to attend.   There were comments and discussion on the ability of the system, the potential timeline and implementation.

The following resolution was proposed by Commissioner Arnesen and moved for adoption:

A Resolution Approving a Lease for Lawful Gambling Activity

Resolution No. 2008-03-01

WHEREAS, the VFW Club of Warroad has submitted a lease for lawful gambling activity and a premises permit application for Minnesota Lawful Gambling to be conducted at the following establishment known as: North Point Bar & Grill, 17542 Inlet Road NW, Angle Inlet, unorganized township of Angle, located in Lake of the Woods County.

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

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

A letter from the NW Angle & Island Chamber of Commerce, Jessica Fandrich Angle Outpost Resort was discussed regarding street lighting and corner arrows for the safety of the community.  Better signage was also mentioned as a better option.  The County Board directed Public Works Director, Bruce Hasbargen to investigate and report back to the board.

There were no comments on the old business of the City of Baudette Law Enforcement Contract or the Tower Lease Contract. 

Public Works Director Bruce Hasbargen gave an update on the roads and discussed the possibility of using class six gravel and other options.

The following committee reports were given with no action taken:  Commissioner Arnesen gave an update on the cormorants and county tv.

Correspondence was read from Governor Pawlenty to the Roseau County Commissioners regarding Bovine TB in Northwest Minnesota.

There being no further business before the Board, Chair Bredeson called the meeting in recess at 12:15 p.m.    

Attest:                                                                      Approved: March 25, 2008

______________________________                                 _____________________________

John W. Hoscheid, County Auditor                                    Kim Bredeson, Board Chair  

Commissioner Proceedings

March 25, 2008

The Lake of the Woods County Board met in regular session on Tuesday, March 25, 2008, in the Commissioners’ Room in the Lake of the Woods County Government Center with the following members present:  Commissioners Bredeson, Patty Beckel, Todd Beckel, Arnesen and Moorman.  Also present were: County Auditor John W. Hoscheid, Deputy Auditor Janet Rudd, John Oren and Penny Mio Hirst. Chairman Bredeson called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the agenda with the following additions:  cartway, motor pool, works session date for Business Subsidy Criteria, Bovine Tuberculosis Resolution and correspondence for Warroad Activities Department. Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the consent agenda as follows:

Travel of Monique Arnesen to Duluth on June 2 for CORE 101- child Protection; Jody Ferrier and Monique Arnesen on June 24-25 to Warren for Family Assessment and Investigation Training; Brent Birkeland to St. Cloud on March 25-26 for Manatron Tax Full User Group Meeting. Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the minutes of March 11 and 18, 2008.  Seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

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

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

Commissioners’ Warrants       $ 35,319.23

Seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler requested that the NW Medical Center Contract be tabled until the next meeting and requested approval of the Glenmore Recovery Center.

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to approve the host county contract between Glenmore Recovery Center and Lake of the Woods County Social Services for 2008, with the recommendation from Interim County Attorney, Michelle Moren and Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler for the provision of outpatient chemical dependency treatment services, and to authorize Chairman Bredeson and Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler, to sign.  Seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

The Commissioners acknowledged the report from the Department of Human Services and commended Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler and staff for a perfect performance for the reporting of the 2007 DHS fiscal reports.

Public Works Director, Bruce Hasbargen met with the board requesting approval to advertise for bids.

Motion was made  by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize the  Public Works Director, Bruce Hasbargen to advertise for bids for construction of Projects SAP 39-606-17, SAP 39-620-03, SAP 39-631-03, SAP 39-632-04, SAP 39-634-03, C.P. 368-08, C.P. Salt Shed-08 and S.A.M. 30-08, and to set Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. in the Commissioners’ Room of the Government Center as the date, time and place for opening of said bids. Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was duly carried.

Public Works Director, Bruce Hasbargen met with the board requesting approval to purchase a Rhino Flex 14 mower.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize the Public Works Director to purchase a Rhino Flex 14 mower in the amount of up to $10,300 from the Capital Outlay Fund.  Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

MIS/GIS Director, Brent Birkeland met with the board requesting approval on the Information Technology Procurement Standard (ITPS).  The board tabled this request until April 8, 2008 meeting.

MIS/GIS Director, Brent Birkeland requested approval of the Amendment No. 1 to the Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative Amended and Restated Joint Powers Agreement and updated the board on the Manatron Project.

Motion by Commissioner Arnesen to approve the Amended and Restated Joint Powers Agreement

between Lake of the Woods County and Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative, and authorize the Chairman and Auditor to sign.  Seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

County Surveyor, Donn Rasmussen met with the board to discuss Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS technology that provides a productive and accurate method of a wide variety of surveying and mapping applications. Donn will get more information and bring back to the board.

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund and Resource Technician, Mike Hirst met with the board and presented the 2007 annual report of activities and accomplishment for the Lake of the Woods Soil and Water Conservation District. Mike also discussed the possibility of forming an Agricultural Advisory Committee.  The board requested that Soil and Water look into, to see who would be interested in participating on such a committee.

The board discussed the Bovine Tuberculosis resolution.

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

Resolution No. 08-03-02

WHEREAS, Bovine Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that has been identified in livestock and free ranging white-tail deer in Roseau and Beltrami Counties,

WHEREAS, 2002 statistics document that the cow/calf business contributes over 40 million dollars to the local economy in a nine county are in northern Minnesota; and

WHEREAS, an eleventh livestock herd has been identified in Minnesota, four in the last year, the United States Department of Agriculture has downgraded Minnesota to Modified Accredited Bovine TB status for livestock; and

WHEREAS, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health has made a recommendation to implement a split state status due to this downgraded status, and

WHEREAS, this infectious disease was first identified in 2005 and limited progress has been made to successfully implement a strategy to effectively deal with the problem and eliminate the disease; specifically to reduce the white-tail deer population in the core Bovine TB area; and

WHEREAS, it is critical that this infectious disease be addressed immediately and whatever measures be taken to eliminate this problem as quickly and as efficiently as possible:

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we request the following:

  1. A significant reduction of free ranging white-tail deer and elk in the core area.
  2. Continued testing of cattle, white-tail deer, and elk in the Bovine TB management zone.
  3. Establish and utilize an Incident Command System that includes all involved agencies.
  4. The split state boundary decisions will keep the Bovine TB management zone as small as possible keeping resources focused to accelerate the timeline for the elimination of Bovine TB in both livestock and white-tail deer populations.
  5.  The split state boundary decisions will include input from necessary agencies and county commissioners from Northwest Minnesota Area Counties.
  6. Funding be available to livestock producers in the Bovine TB management zone to assist with fencing around feeding areas and stored forage crops.
  7. Funding be available to livestock producers in the Bovine TB management zone for herd buy-out programs.

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

Development Specialist Laurie Kramka and Tiffany Fettig, Business Loan Consultant with Headwaters Regional Development met with the board to review and assist in the Lake of the Woods County Business Loan/Subsidy Application.    With time constraints, the board will set a Committee of the Whole Meeting at a later date to complete the application process.

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board requesting approval of the initial Plat of Rivers Edge Estate for Rick Amundson & Scott Olmstead.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the initial Plat of Rivers Edge Estate for Rick Amundson & Scott Olmstead (O&A LLC) on Outlots A and B of Brooks Farm Subdivision, less deed tract in Section 1, Twp 161N, R 32W with the conditions set for by the subcommittee as identified and by the Planning Commission which, is on file in the office of the Land and Water Planning Office.  Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund presented the Proposed Fee Schedule for PUD’s/Subdivisions/CIC’s for his office.

Motion by Commissioner Moorman to increase the fee schedule of the Land and Water Planning Office for CIC’s to $400.00 and per Lot/Unit’s at $50.00 effective March 25, 2008.  Seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund presented two proposed bills that were submitted to the legislatures.  HF3991/SF3712 for Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability foundation water quality referral to the International Joint Commissioner requested by resolution, which the board supports, but, HF3691 for Rainy/Lake of the Woods Watershed task force established and management plan required, funding provided, and money appropriated, Commissioner Todd Beckel will contact Representative Anzelc to find out what this bill is about. Josh requested approval for a donation for the Area VIII Envirothon which will be held on April 23, 2008.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to donate $100.00 to the Area VIII Envirothon with the funds from the Land and Water Planning dedicated fund.  Seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried with Commissioner Moorman abstaining from voting.

Probation Officer, Kristen Beckel met with the board requesting authorization to have a designated account set up with the county for Probation Fees.

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to authorize County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid to designate an account within the Revenue Fund for Probation fees.  Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Court Administrator, Carol Clauson and Interim County Attorney, Michelle Moren met with the board to discuss the State budget cuts and the concerns of the possibility of closing the Lake of the Woods District Court. 

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to request Interim County Attorney, Michelle Moren to assist in drafting a letter of concern of the possibility of the closing the Lake of the Woods District Court and authorize, Chairman Bredeson to sign.  Seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

The meeting was called to recess at 12:05 p.m. and reconvened at 1:00 p.m. as follows:

The board discussed the following topics:  Northern Excellence request of funds and placed this on the April 22, 2008 board agenda for further discussion; the request from the Northwest Angle residents concerning of Pine Creek Harbor.  The board  requested County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid to draft a letter to the Army Corps of Engineer; REAL ID, Commissioner Arnesen will check with Senator Coleman’s office.

The board discussed the City of Baudette Law Enforcement Contract public hearing set for April 2, 2008.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to postpone the April 2, 2008 public hearing with a future date to be determined.  Seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

The board discussed the Tower Lease.  The board requested the Interim County Attorney, Michelle Moren to write another letter.

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board requesting approval of claims.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the claims against the county as follows:.

                                                Revenue                      $          34,587.26

                                                Road & Bridge           $             9,802.84

                                                County Development  $                746.00      

                                                Solid Waste                 $           13,972.00$59,108.10

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

WARRANTS APPROVED ON  3/25/2008 FOR PAYMENT  3/28/2008

      AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME                                                  AMOUNT   VENDOR NAME

          665.83 AMERICAN SOLUTIONS                                           440.00 BLUE MAXX RECYCLING

        2454.82 CARLSON REPAIR INC                                            1234.35 CDW GOVERNMENT, INC

        2566.03 CO-OP SERVICES, INC.                                           4368.57 DELL MARKETING, LP

      10672.00 DHS – MOOSE LAKE CODE 462                               394.86 JOEL HANSON

          615.23 HAWTHORN INN/SUITES/BAXTER                        7027.12 JAKE’S QUALITY TIRE INC

        6516.63 LAKES GAS CO.                                                         300.00 PAT LECLAIRE ELECTRIC (DBA)

          301.28 LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICE OF MN                     381.85 SCOTT MCKAY

        1005.00 MN COUNTIES COMPUTER CO-OP                        1477.50 MN COUNTIES INFORMATION SYSTEM

          375.00 MN OFFICE OF ENTERPRISE TECHNO                  5554.49 LAW MOREN

        1477.99 NORTHWEST ANGLE&ISLAND FREIGHT              746.00 RINKE-NOONAN

          614.88 RODERICK RONE JR                                                  319.50 SHOOTING STAR CASINO, HOTEL

          509.00 SIMPLEX                                                                    479.03 WILLIAM SINDELIR

        1358.30 SOFTREE TECHNICAL SYSTEMS INC                   1661.40 SOFTWARE HOUSE INTERNATIONAL,

        1341.97 GEORGE SWENTIK                                                   630.00 UNIVERSITY OF MN

          621.80 WEST GROUP

28 PAYMENTS LESS THAN  $300       2,997.67

FINAL TOTAL     $59,108.10

Further moved to authorize the payment of auditor’s warrants as follows:

                                                March 12, 2008           $           46,979.30

                                                March 12, 2008           $           70,849.84

                                                March 18, 2008           $           13,772.77

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

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid informed the board of the Road Inventory cost for Rinke Noonan.  He informed the board of the motion that was made on March 13, 2007 allocating $10,000 for this project and as of today the balance is 790.73.

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve an additional amount for anticipated legal cost up to $5,000 with the funding from the economic development fund for the Lake of the Woods County Road Inventory to be paid to Rinke Noonan Law Firm whom Lake of the Woods County hired for this project.  Seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid requested approval for Lawful Gambling Activity and Premises permit application for the Baudette Area Arena.

The following Resolution was proposed by Commissioner Patty Beckel and moved for adoption:

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

Resolution No. 2008-03-03

WHEREAS, the Baudette Area Arena of Baudette has submitted a lease for lawful gambling activity and a premises permit application for Minnesota Lawful Gambling to be conducted at the following establishments: Zippel Bay Resort, 6080 39th St NW, unorganized township of Zippel; Wigwam Resort, 2714 Wigwam Loop NW, unorganized township of Wheeler; Cyrus Resort, 3298 Cyrus Rd NW, unorganized township of Wheeler; Ballard’s Resort, 3314 Bur Oak Rd NW, unorganized township of Wheeler; Randall’s Resort, 3314 Bur Oak Rd NW, unorganized township of Wheeler, Adrian’s Resort, 3362 Red Oak Rd NW, unorganized township of Wheeler; Borderview Resort, 3409 St Hwy 172 NW, unorganized township of Wheeler, Ken-Mar-Ke Resort, 3147 Ken-Mar-Ke Dr NW, unorganized township of Wheeler; Morris Point Resort,3812 42nd Ave NW, unorganized township of Wheeler; Schuster’s Resort, 3140 State Hwy 172 NW, unorganized township of Wheeler; Riverview Resort, 2811 Riverview Dr, unorganized township of Wheeler, Oak Harbor Golf course, 2805 24th St. NW, unorganized township of Wabanica; Rosalie’s Restaurant and Lounge,1229 Main W, within the City of Baudette; all located in Lake of the Woods County.

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

Seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

The Commissioners discussed the possibility of adding another vehicle to the motor pool.  This was sent to the Motor Pool committee for their recommendation.

Chairman Bredeson informed the board that the letter  Paul Colson was assisting with on the minnow issue at the Northwest Angle has not been received.

The board discussed the following committee reports with no board action:  Trail’s, Radio Board, WACA Rules and Area of Aging.

Lee Hancock pursuant to Minn. Statue§164.08 (Cartways) met with the board requesting that Lake of the Woods County Board establish a cartway in the NE1/4 SW1/4, NW1/4 SE/4, SW1/4 NE1/4, SE1/4 NW1/4, in Sec 1, T- 158, R- 31, West of the 5th Principal Meridian.

Correspondence from Warroad Activities Department, Mar-Kit Sanitary Landfill was acknowledged.

With no further business before the board, Chairman Bredeson called the meeting to recess at 2:40 p.m.

Attest:                                                                         Approved:       April 8, 2008

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John W. Hoscheid, County Auditor                           Kim Bredeson, Chairman