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COUNTY BOARD

March 23, 2021

Commissioner Proceedings

March  23, 2021

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Lake of the Woods County Government Center in the Commissioners’ Room. 

CALL TO ORDER

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

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Ed Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously by roll call to approve the agenda with the following additions: Survey for Land Sale.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Ed Arnesen and carried unanimously by roll call to approve the official and summarized minutes of March 9, 2021.

SOCIAL SERVICES

Claims

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously by roll call to approve the following claims: Commissioners Warrant’s $10,147.15; Commissioners Warrant’s $2,187.49; Commissioners Warrant’s $12,418.99.

AUDITOR/TREASURER

Claims

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously by roll call to approve the claims against the County as follows: Revenue $29,998.04; Road & Bridge $36,687.28; County Development $19,900; Solid Waste $24,418.99; EDA, $8,403.07. 

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 3/23/2021 For Payment 3/26/2021

Vendor Name Amount

Benco Equipment 4,545.00

Cenex Co-Op Services, Inc. 6,296.07

Counties Providing Technology 3,860.00

Farmers Union Oil Co. 3,477.35

Interstate Billing Service Inc 18,500.00

Lake Area Construction Inc 19,700.00

Mar-Kit Landfill 13,858.00

Mn/State Of 14,487.75

Powerplan 5,131.40

U.S. Bank Equipment Finance 6,268.50

Warroad/City Of 7,583.33

31 Payments less than 2000     15,699.98

                                     Final Total: 119,407.38

Further moved to authorize the payment of the following auditor warrants: March 10, 2021 for $54,224.97; March 17, 2021 for $1,502,977.91.

Wikstrom Easement

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Ed Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously by roll call to approve two Right-Of-Way-Easements, for installing fiber optic cable, to Wikstrom Telephone Company Incorporated, as presented, and for Chair Joe Grund to sign the same.

Post Prom Party Donation Request

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Ed Arnesen and carried unanimously by roll call to approve a $200 donation to Post Prom.

SHERIFF

TZD Grant Agreement

Resolution

The following resolution was offered by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously by roll call the following:

RESOLUTION 

AUTHORIZING PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT 

For

2021 Speed and Aggressive Driving Enforcement Grant Program

RESOLUTION NO. 21-03-02

WHEREAS; Lake of the Woods County will enter into a grant agreement with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety for traffic safety enforcement projects during the period of February 2, 2021 – September 30, 2021.

BE IT RESOLVED; Lake of the Woods County Board Chair is hereby authorized to execute such agreements and amendments as are necessary to implement the project on behalf of Lake of the Woods County Sheriff’s Office, and to be fiscal agent and administer the grant.

PUBLIC WORKS

Highway

Permission to interview and hire part-time summer workers

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Ed Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously by roll call to approve the advertising, interviewing and hiring of up to five part-time summer workers.

Northwest Angle Gravel Contract

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Ed Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously by roll call to approve a gravel contract with Border Ridge Trucking Inc. at $99,999.

Letter of Support for Grant

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously by roll call to approve a letter of support for a Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) Grant, to conduct a feasibility study on human generated sludge in the lake, and for Chair Joe Grund to sign the same.

Allstates Reclaiming Contract for CR 73, 74, 75

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Ed Arnesen and carried unanimously by roll call to approve a contract with Allstates Pavement Recycling & Stabilization Inc. in the amount of $30,573.03 for CR 73, 74 and 75.

DNR
Area Wildlife Presentation
MN DNR Area Wildlife Managers, Scott Laudenslager and Gretchen Mehmel, provided an update to the Board.  Laudenslager shared information on the most recent deer and bear harvests.  Mehmel presented information on wildlife habitat management efforts.

SURVEY FOR LAND SALE
Chad Conner, Land Surveyor, provided an update on the land surveying schedule.  Possible dates for the land sale were also discussed.

RECESS
With no further business before the Board, Chair Joe Grund called the meeting to recess at 11:04 a.m.

Attest: April 13, 2021

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Deputy Auditor/Treasurer, Jaime Boretski-LaValla Chair of the Board, Joe Grund