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COUNTY BOARD

March, 2012

Commissioner Proceedings

March 13, 2012

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 in the Commissioners’ Room at the Government Center.

Chairman Todd Beckel called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners Ed Arnesen, Patty Beckel, Todd Beckel, Tom Hanson and Ken Moorman. Also present were: County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid, Deputy Auditor Janet Rudd, John Oren and Penny Mio Hirst.

Approval of Agenda

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the agenda with the following additions: Remove: Law Enforcement Mutual Assistant; Add: Arrowhead Library Contract and Resolution for support for “Friends of Zippel”.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.  

Approval of Consent Agenda

Motion was made byCommissioner Hanson to approve the consent agenda as follows: Travel for Cooper Mickelson to attend Grading & Base Recertification training at the MnDOT Training and Conference Center in Arden Hills, MN on April 2nd, 2012; Cooper Mickelson to attend RTK Training to be held at the NDSCS Wahpeton Campus April 3-4, 2012; Consent requested for Marti Carlson to attend the University of Minnesota County Highway Accountants Association Conference to be held April 25-27, 2012 at Hampton Inn & Suites in Bemidji, MN;  Ted Furbish, Ed Spires and Brock Stebakken to attend a Debris Management in a Disaster Refresher course on April 5th, 2012 to be held at the Ramada Inn in Marshall, MN. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Trusight Proposal

Trusight Director, George Gmach, met with the board and presented a proposal for Lake of the Woods County in assistance for consulting to provide services relating to recommending and implementing a new job evaluation system and recommending modifications to the existing compensation structure or replacement with a new structure.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to authorize Chairman Todd Beckel, County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid and County Attorney, Philip Miller to sign the Trusight Employee Classification and Compensation Consulting Proposal, with completion date of June 30, 2012 contingent upon the approval of County Attorney, Philip Miller, in the amount of up to $18,000 with the funding from the unallocated fund. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Recess

The meeting was called to recess at 10:04 a.m. and reconvened at 10:09 a.m. as follows:

Social services

Claims

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

Motion

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

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants       $ 8,185.47

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants       $ 9,243.60

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

Cell Phone Stipend

Social Service Director, Nancy Wendler met with the board requesting a phone stipend for Social Worker, Jodi Ferrier.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to allow Social Worker, Jodi Ferrier a phone cell stipend of $40.00 per month. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

SHERIFF

Chairman Todd Beckel acknowledged a letter of resignation from Chief Deputy Sheriff, Terry Bandemer effective April 13, 2012.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to accept the resignation of retirement from Chief Deputy Sheriff, Terry Bandemer effective April 13, 2012 at 4:44 p.m. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

County Auditor

Claims

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the County Board for approval of claims.

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

                                                Revenue                   $         52,262.72           

                                                Road & Bridge        $         28,340.52

                                                Co. Development     $           6,777.41

                                                Solid Waste              $         21,678.10

                                                EDA                         $           4,982.11

                                                                                 $        114,040.86                      

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

                                                February 29, 2012    $       67,898.72

                                                March 7, 2012          $     109,886.12

                                                March 9, 2012          $         4,195.77 

                                                March 9, 2012          $       91,282.76

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

Triple “A” Booster Club

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board and presented an application for exempt permit for the Triple “A” Booster Club to conduct a lawful gambling raffle on August 16, 2012.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to authorize county Auditor, John W. Hoscheid to sign the application for Exempt Permit for the Triple “A” Booster Club to conduct a raffle on August 16, 2012 at Lake of The Woods School. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Human Resources

Human Resource Director, Wade Johannesen met with the board requesting authorization to advertise and interview for full-time Deputy Sheriff and part-time Dispatchers.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to authorize County Sheriff, Dallas Block and Human Resource Director, Wade Johannesen to advertise and interview for a full-time Deputy Sheriff and part-time Dispatchers. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Public Works Department

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board and introduced Cooper Mickelson, newly hired Inspector II to the board.

Walking Floor Trailer

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board requesting permission to purchase a Walking Floor Trailer for the Solid Waste Department.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to authorize the Public Works Director to purchase a Walking floor trailer for the Solid Waste Department in the amount of $67,164 as previously approved within the 2012 capital expenditure budget. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Mar-Kit Landfill/ Shredder

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board and informed the board that they did not purchase any equipment from Mark-Kit-Landfills sale. Landfill Manager, Ed Spires informed the board that they would like to purchase a shredder that would be able to shred tires, shingles and concrete which would save on the Demo landfill. He informed the board that a used shredder would cost approximately $250,000. The board concurred that he should look and see what he can find in that range.

County Road 33

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board per their request for a walking trail on CR 33, he informed them that he put a quote together and the estimated low cost for 500 feet would cost approximately $5,000.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to authorize Public Works Director to top dress and seed the area on County Road 33 and wait on the construction part for a walking trail until August 7, 2012 board meeting so the county board can see what the Wheeler’s Point Sewer District’s timeline is before placing a permanent path. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the vote carried as follows: Voting for: Commissioners Patty Beckel, Arnesen, Hanson and Moorman. Voting against: Commissioner Todd Beckel.

Fire Alarm System

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board to discuss the Fire Alarm System which is not working properly. The board requested that Tim speak with Lake of the Woods School Maintenance Supervisor, Reed McFarlane to see what they did when they were having issues with their alarm system, and then set up a building committee meeting and present a solution to the board.

MN DOT # 99076

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board requesting approval for a Agreement with the State of Minnesota, Department of Transportation to provide for use of Lake of the Woods county roads.

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

Resolution to enter into Agreement No. 99076 with the

 State of Minnesota, Department of Transportation

Resolution No. 12-02-05

IT IS RESOLVED, that Lake of the Woods County enters into Mn/DOT Agreement

No. 99076 with the State of Minnesota, Department of Transportation for the following

purposes:

To provide for the use of CSAH 18, CSAH 19, CSAH 35, and County Road 94 as a detour

route during the contract construction to be performed upon, along and adjacent to Trunk Highway No. 11 from Trunk Highway No. 72 to the west limits of Clementson under State Project No. 3902-25 (T.H. 11 = 011).

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED, that Chairman Todd Beckel, of the County Board

and County Auditor, John Hoscheid are authorized to execute the Agreement and any

amendments to the Agreement, contingent upon the approval of County Attorney, Philip Miller.

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

Lake of the Woods Curling club

Roger Erickson, representing the Curling Club met with the board to inform them that they had a good year of curling and that from 2011 to 2012 the league grew from 6 teams to 10 teams. Roger thanked the board for supporting the curling.

ARROWHEAD LIBRARY

Arrowhead Library Director, Jim Weikum met with the board informing them that the Merger with the North Country Library and the Arrowhead Library will merge and become one library system. Jim also gave the yearly report to the board.

Resolution

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

RESOLUTION NO. 12-03-06

RESOLUTION APPROVING A CONTRACT AGREEMENT

WHEREAS, the counties of Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the

Woods, and St. Louis are members of the Arrowhead Library System, a regional public library

system organized under Minnesota Statutes, Section 134.20 (“ALS”); and

WHEREAS, the board of ALS and the board of the North Country Library Cooperative

have approved resolutions for the merger of the two entities, subject to the Minnesota

Commissioner of Education’s approval of the dissolution of the North Country Library

Cooperative and approval of the inclusion of the North Country Library Cooperative’s duties and

responsibilities under Minnesota Statutes, Section 134.351 into ALS’s current duties and

responsibilities as a regional public library system, under Minnesota Statutes, Section 134.20; and

WHEREAS, funds received from member counties will continue to be used exclusively

for ALS’s duties and responsibilities as a regional public library system, under Minnesota

Statutes, Section 134.20; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Lake of the Woods County has received the

form of the Arrowhead Library System Contract Agreement (the “Contract Agreement”):

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of

Lake of the Woods County that the Contract Agreement is approved in substantially the form

presented at this meeting, with such changes and completions thereto and deletions there from as

shall be necessary or desirable and approved by the County Attorney. The Chair and Auditor are

authorized and directed to execute the Contract Agreement. In the event of the absence of the

Chair or the Auditor such other officer of the County or member of the Board of Commissioners

who in the opinion of the County Attorney may sign the Contract Agreement shall sign it. The

Contract Agreement shall take effect at the earliest time provided by law, and contingent upon approval of Lake of the Wood County Attorney.

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

Friends of zippel

Commissioner Hanson presented a resolution of support for the “Friends of Zippel Bay State Park” for seeking funding for Economic Development project through the Legacy Fund.

Resolution

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

Resolution No. 12-02-07

Sponsoring Resolution for Support

For “Friends of Zippel Bay State Park”

WHEREAS; Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners have been notified by “ Friends of Zippel Bay State Park” that they are seeking funding  for Economic Development Projects through the  Legacy funds administered by the MN Department of Natural Resources Park Division;

 WHEREAS; the funding, if granted will be used  to construct new camp grounds, contact station, new road to harbor, trails, playground equipment at the beach, and many other improvements;

WHEREAS; as part of the funding application, the “Friends of Zippel Bay State Park” is in need of a “Sponsoring Resolution” from a local governing body;

WHEREAS; on February 14, 2012 the “Friends of Zippel Bay State Park” presented a five year development park plan;

NOWTHEREFORE; this funding would increase Economic Growth for Lake of the Woods County and the Minnesota State Division of Parks;

NOWTHEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED; that Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners hereby supports the” Friends of Zippel Bay State Park” on their application for funding through the Legacy fund;.

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

Correspondence

The following Correspondence was acknowledge:

  • North Star Electric Cooperative-EPA Update-
  • MN Department of Human Service- The board would like to recognize the Social Service Department for a perfect performance in meeting DHS financial reporting requirements;
  • Thank you note from Lake of the Woods Students
  • February 2012 Inventory of Investments

Recess

With no further business before the County Board, Chairman Todd Beckel called the meeting to recess at 12:34 p.m.

Attest:                                                                                     Approved: March 27, 2012

_______________________________                                  _______________________________

John W. Hoscheid, County Auditor                                       Todd Beckel, Chairman of the Board

Commissioner Proceedings

March 27, 2012

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 in the Commissioners’ Room at the Government Center.

Chairman Todd Beckel called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners Ed Arnesen, Patty Beckel, Todd Beckel, Tom Hanson and Ken Moorman. Also present were: County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid, Deputy Auditor Janet Rudd, John Oren and Penny Mio Hirst.

Approval of Agenda

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve the agenda as presented.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.  

Approval of Consent Agenda

Motion was made byCommissioner Patty Beckel to approve the consent agenda as follows: Travel for John W. Hoscheid, Lorene Hanson and Darren Olson to Brainerd on May 3-4 for Election Training; John W. Hoscheid and Janet Rudd to St. Cloud on April 18-19 for Department of Public Safety Liquor Training; Jodi Ferrier to St. Cloud on April 23, for Inspecting DHS Licensed Child and Adult Facilities; Cassondra Brune to Duluth on April 17-20 for Long Term Care and Eligibility Waivers; Julie Berggren to Medina on April 11 for PLEAA Conference. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Approval of Minutes

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the minutes of March 13, 2012 with changes. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Social services

Claims

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

Motion

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

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants       $ 9,015.38

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants       $21,939.19

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

Cell Phone Stipend

Social Service Director, Nancy Wendler met with the board requesting a phone stipend for Social Worker, Dessa Brunette.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to allow Social Worker, Dessa Brunette a phone cell stipend of $60.00 per month effective April 1, 2012. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

AUDITOR

Claims

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the County Board for approval of claims.

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

                                                Revenue                   $         28,274.56           

                                                Road & Bridge        $           2,216.64

                                                Co. Development     $           1,000.00

                                                Solid Waste              $              299.94

                                                EDA                         $              885.15

                                                                                 $         32,676.29                       

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 3/27/2012 For Payment 3/30/2012

Vendor Name                                                  Amount

Cenex Co-Op Services, Inc.                       2,023.55

Information Systems Corporation             7,116.03

Manatron                                                       4,000.00

Vanguard Appraisals, Inc                           5,120.00

51 Payments less than 2000  — 14,416.71

Final Total:   32,676.29

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

                                                March 16, 2012          $      18,716.33

                                                March 22, 2012          $        3,391.53

                                                March 22, 2012          $        8,830.27

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

Liquor License Approval

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board and requested approval for a renewal for a Seasonal Liquor License for Klatte Golf Limited Partnership, DBA Oak Harbor Golf Course.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the Seasonal Liquor License for Klatte Golf Limited Partnership, DBA Oak Harbor Golf Course effective April 15, 2012 thru October 15, 2012 for Intoxicating On-Sale/Sunday Liquor. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Liquor License Approval

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board and requested approval for a new Liquor License for Sunset Lodge LLC, effective May 1, 2012 thru June 30, 2012 for On/Off Sale Liquor with Sunday Sale and Cigarette License. John noted that this establishment has had On/Off Sale Liquor but has been closed since 2007.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to approve the Combination On/Off Sale Liquor with Sunday On-Sale License and Cigarette License for Sunset Lodge LLC, effective May 1, 2012 thru June 30, 2012. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Public Hearing- Redistricting for County Commissioners Districts

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board and requested approval to set a public hearing and intent to consider a plan for Redistricting County Commissioners Districts on April 24, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to set the public hearing for the Redistricting of County Commissioners Districts as follows:

Notice is hereby given that on April 24, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.,

Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at the Lake of the Woods County Government Center at 206 8th Ave SE, in the City of Baudette, for the purpose of considering preliminary plans for the redistricting of Lake of the Woods County Commissioner Districts. A copy of the preliminary plans with all attachments and supporting documentation shall be available for public inspection in the office of the County Auditor during regular office hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Any citizen intending to submit a plan for consideration in the redistricting of Lake of the Woods County Commissioner Districts must do so no later than April 20, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.

Notice is also given that the Lake of the Woods County Board of County

Commissioners will meet in the Lake of the Woods County Government

Center, 206 8th Ave SE, in the City of Baudette on April 24, 2012, for the

purpose of redistricting Lake of the Woods County Commissioner

Districts.

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

County Recorder

County Recorder, Sue Ney met with the board requesting approval for her to enter into a new software support agreement with the CSA Document Pro and i-Doc products. The new software will provide integrated imaging and indexing database, workflow receipting, image search, reporting, Torrens, and e-recording.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to authorize the County Recorder to enter into a new software support agreement and to further authorize Chairman of the board to sign the MCIS-County Recorders Software Support Agreement relating to the support of the CSA Document Pro and i-Doc products and authorize the payment of such expenses for the CA product and conversion to be paid from the Recorder’s Technology fund. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Public Works Department

Bid Dates

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board and requested approval to advertise for bids and set bid opening date.

Motion

Motion by Commissioner Arnesen to authorize the County Public Works Director to advertise for bids for construction of SAP 39-608-21 and SAP 39-611-06, Bituminous Milling and Overlay projects; and SP 039-070-002, Shoulder Paving with Safety Edge and Rumble Strips, and to set Monday, May 7, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. in the Commissioners’ Room of the Government Center as the date, time and place for opening of said bids.  The three projects will be let as two separate contracts. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Prosper Cemetery

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board to discuss the fencing around the graves at the Prosper Cemetery. Tim informed the board that livestock panels would be less expensive and more durable in keeping the cattle off the gravesite areas. The board requested that Tim come up with a final cost for the livestock panel and come back to the board for their approval.

CR 33

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board to discuss CR 33 issues and concerns of the right-of-way condition this spring. The board suggested that Commissioner Patty Beckel and Tim revise the letter and send it to the appropriate people.

Annual Road Tour

The board inquired about the annual road tour. Public Works Director, Tim Erickson will come back to set the tour date.

Sheriffs Department

Chairman Todd Beckel presented the 2012 State of Minnesota Annual County Boat and Water Safety Grant to the board for the Sheriff’s Office. It was the consensus of the board to use this grant for salaries for the boat and water operation as discussed at budget time.

Motion

Motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve the 2012 State of Minnesota Annual County Boat and Water Safety Grant agreement, Contract No. 42537 in the amount of $7,495 to carry out the provisions of Chapter 86B and the Boat and Water Safety rules, all hereinafter referred to as the “Sheriff’s Duties” effective January 1, 2012 thru June 30, 2013 and authorize Chairman Todd Beckel, County Sheriff, Dallas Block, County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid and County Attorney, Philip Miller to sign. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

OLD/NEW BUSINESS;

Lessard –Sams Outdoor Heritage Council/Outdoor Heritage Fund- Resolution of Support-revised

Land Trade-Working on getting a meeting set up

Red Lake Tribe-Road Corridor

Township Road Inventory/ATV Ordinance-none

Inventory- Next meeting

Beaver –none

Clementson Bridge Property-End of June

2012 Goals and Projects-

Insurance Committee meeting

                   Comp Worth- any changes need to go through county board

                   Auditor/Treasures- discussed the combining of the offices

                 Grant Policy and Expenditures- working on

COMMITTEE UPDATES

Commissioner Moorman

  • Legislative Conference
  • HRDC

Commissioner Patty Beckel

  • Airport Meeting
  • Criminal Justice/Sentence to Serve

Commissioner Hanson

  • SHIP
  • ALS/Merger
  • EDA

Commissioner Todd Beckel

  • Williams Creek Project
  • PILT

Commissioner Arnesen

  • Public Access- Rocky Point

LAND AND WATER PLANNING

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board and presented the findings and facts for consideration of a Conditional Use Permit application submitted by Mark Sand and Gravel Company. Josh reviewed the following Findings and Facts with the board.

LAKE OF THE WOODS PLANNING COMMISSION

Findings of Fact and Decision

Name of Applicant:  Mark Sand & Gravel Company (JeffHatlewick, Agent)                 Date:  March 13, 2012

Location/Legal Description: The NW ‘!.of the NE ‘;!..and theN Y, of the NW ‘!.of  Section 24, Township 159N,

R. 31W. Parcel# 37.24.12.000.

Project Proposal:  The applicant is requesting a conditional use permit in accordance from Section 401-B of the Lake of the Woods Zoning Ordinance which would allow an extractive use consisting of mining and processing of aggregates, drilling and blasting of granite, and a temporarv bituminous hot mix plant in a Natural Environment District.

  1. Is the project proposal consistent with the Lake of the Woods County Comprehensive Land Use Plan?

YES (X) NO (  ) N/A (  )

Why or why not?  Already a gravel pit.

2. Is the project proposal consistent with maintaining the public health, safety, and welfare?

YES(X) NO( ) N/A()

Why or why not?  Rural vacant land, away from population, traffic and dust control not an issue.

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

Why or why not?  Sediment would collect in pit- also has a water plan.

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

Why or why not?  Already a pit and has ditching in the area.

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

Why or why not?  Not located in floodplain or adjacent to rivers or tributaries.

6. Has the erosion potential of the site based upon the degree and direction of slope, soil type and existing vegetative cover been adequately addressed for the project proposal?

Why or why not?  Area is flat with the pit in the lowest point.

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

Why or why not?  At the end of a minimum maintenance road.

YES (X) NO (  ) N/A ( )

YES(X) NO( ) N/A()

8. Is the project proposal compatible with adjacent land uses?

Why or why not?  No affect on adjacent land use/owners.

YES (X)  NO( ) N/A()

9. Does the project proposal have a reasonable need to be in a shoreland location?

YES( ) NO() N/A(X)

Why or why not?                                                                                                         

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

Why or Why not?                                                                                                        

11. Will the visibility of structures and other facilities as viewed from public waters comply with Section 901 of the Zoning Ordinance?                                                                                    YES ( ) NO ( ) N/A (X)

Why or why not                                                                                                           

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

YES() NO() N/A(X)

Why or why not?                                                                                                         

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

Why or why not?                      ____________________________________________

14. If the project proposal includes above ground or below ground storage tanks for petroleum or other hazardous material that is subject to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) requirements, has a permit been sought?                                                                                                            YES (X) NO ( ) N/A ( )

Why or why not? Has a portable tanker truck with MPCA permit.

15. Will there be fencing and/or other screening provided to buffer the project proposal from adjacent properties?

         YES (X) NO ( ) N/A( )

Why or why not?  Save existing tree lines and use berms.

16. If signage is associated with the project proposal, has the applicant demonstrated the need for the number and size requested, and minimized the visual appearance as viewed from adjacent properties to the extent possible?                                                                                                         YES (X) NO ( ) N/A ( )

Why or why not?  Temporary road signs as required by MNDOT.

17. If the project proposal will generate additional traffic to or from the site, has the applicant adequately demonstrated how the additional traffic and parking is to be addressed?          YES (X) NO ( ) N/A ( )

   Why or why not?  Parking on site for staff.

 The specific conditions of approval are as follows:

  1. Hot mix permit for 5 years.
  2. Pit permit open ended.
  3. Must obtain a waters appropriate permit if necessary.
  4. Condition based on successful wetland permit.

Josh informed the board that the Planning Commission meet on March 14, 2012 and viewed the finding and facts with four conditions and recommends to the County Board for approval.

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve the findings of fact and to add one more condition that there is a contract with the Public Works Director on the minimum maintenance roads. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Correspondence

The following Correspondence was acknowledged:

  • North Star Electric Cooperative-Thank You
  • Depot Preservation Alliance- Thank You

Recess

With no further business before the County Board, Chairman Todd Beckel called the meeting to recess at 11:21 a.m.

Attest:                                                                                     Approved: April 10, 2012

_______________________________                                  _______________________________

John W. Hoscheid, County Auditor                                       Todd Beckel, Chairman of the Board