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COUNTY BOARD

March, 2011

Commissioner Proceedings

MARCH 8, 2011

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in the Commissioners Room at the Government Center.

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 Patty Beckel, Todd Beckel, Hanson, Arnesen and Moorman.  Also present were: Deputy Auditor Janet Rudd, Penny Mio Hirst and John Oren.

Approval of Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the agenda with the following additions:

Sheriff’s Office- 2010 Stonegarden Grant and Boat and Water Safety Grant; Red River Valley Development Association, MN Department of Human Services, Diced program modular for CAMA.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.  

Approval of Consent Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the consent agenda as follows: Amy Ballard to Duluth on May 1-3 for MA CMH Conference; Holly to St. Paul on March 8-9 for MN Emergency Manager’s Governor’s Conference; Steve Sindelir to Hinckley on April 18-20 for Continuing Education for Septic Certification and to St. Cloud on June 28-29 for Continuing Education for Septic Certification; Marti Carlson to Brainerd April 27-29 for Annual MN County Highway Accountants Association Conference; Josh Stromlund to Worthington on June 20-21 for Continuing Education for Septic Certification. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Approval of Minutes

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the minutes of February 22, 2011, regular meeting with changes. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

SOCIAL SERVICE DIRECTOR

Claims

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

Motion

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

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants           $  6,901.23

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants           $25,177.53

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

MN Department of Human Services- letter

Chairman Moorman, on behalf of the county board congratulated Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler and her team for a perfect performance in meeting Department of Human Service financial reporting requirements for calendar year 2010.

COUNTY AUDITOR

Claims

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

Motion

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

                                                Revenue                               $     41,900.74          

                                                Road & Bridge                     $     18,221.29

                                                County Development           $       1,669.00   

                                                Solid Waste                          $     24,196.79

                                                                                             $      85,987.82

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

                                                   February 23, 2011           $  44,235.76

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

HUMAN RESOURCES

Human Resource Director, Wade Johannesen and County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board for approval of grade adjustment for Chief Deputy Auditor, Lorene Hanson.

County Auditor, John W Hoscheid requested to speak to the County Board regarding the grading of the Chief Deputy Auditors job description by the Personnel Committee. 

The board requested that this be placed on March 22, 2011 to have time to review the revised job description.

DWI COURT UPDATE and Regional Multi County

DWI UPDATE

Lisa Santee, LOW/Koochiching County DUI/Substance Abuse Court Coordinator and Probation Officer, Kristen Beckel met with the board and updated them on the DWI Court. The Lake of the Woods County DWI Court began operations in April 2007. During 2010 they had 16 active participants in the DWI court; 9 of those participants had offenses with a minimum standard prison sentence, requiring a total of 8,790 days combined.  At the recent prison per diem rate of $90, an executed sentence for all of these participants would have cost Minnesota tax payers $764,100. 7 participants had a minimum sentence requiring local jail time, with a combined total of 260 days. At the current LOW county jail capacity per diem rate of $47, an executed sentence for these participants would have cost $12,220. Had each of these participants followed the traditional path, $776,300 would have been spent in incarceration alone. Instead, participants spent a combined total of 12 days in the LOW County jail, costing taxpayers $564. Combined with the $63,400 in operating costs, the total expense was $63,964. In one year, with 16 participants, the LOW DWI court program provided $712,336 in cost savings.

Regional Multi County Proposal

Lake of the Woods (LOW)County DWI Court along with Koochiching County DUI/Substance Abuse Court and Family Dependency Treatment Court (FDTC) combined as 1 Multi-County Court serving both counties. Koochiching County would continue to operate the Adult Hybrid and FDTC models, LOW would expand the existing DWI model to a Hybrid model, allowing other drug offenders to be accepted into the program. Individual teams would be maintained in each county and court would be held separately in each county. The Judge and the Program Coordinator would be shared.  Existing phase model would continue, with separate handbooks for each model and one combined policy/procedure manual. Lake of the Woods DWI court currently receives funding from Office of Traffic Safety totaling $63,400 expiring on 9/30/11. KDSAC currently receives funding from the Minnesota Office of Justice Programs (OJP) totaling $175,292 expiring on 9/30/11. The FDTC currently receives funding from the Minnesota Office of Justice Programs (OJP) totaling $29,647 expiring on 6/30/11, totaling: $268,339. We have obtained a $100,000 Congressional Award grant for use from 10/1/11 to 9/30/12. This leaves a remaining $160,000. Future funding is being sought with Minnesota OJP, Otto Bremer Foundation and LOW/Koochiching Counties. We are respectfully requesting Lake of the Woods County and Koochiching County to each support the proposed combined court plan, and make a financial contribution of $30,000. Lisa informed the board that Koochiching County committed to a split of the $30,000 for two years.

The consensus of the board was to commit to a split of the $30,000 for two years the Multi-County Combined Court Plan.

HUMAN RESOURCES

Interim County Assessor

Human Resources Director, Wade Johannesen met with the board to discuss the vacant position for the County Assessor’s.  The board discussed an interim County Assessor.  Wade is still waiting to hear options from the Department of Revenue.

Years of Service Recognition

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

Recognition of years of service

Wayne Bendickson

Resolution 2011 – 03-01

Whereas:  Wayne Bendickson has served the residents of Lake of the Woods County since March, 1987 as Lake of the Woods County Assessor;

Whereas:  Wayne Bendickson has resigned from Lake of the Woods County service effective March 4, 2011

Now Therefore, Be it Resolved:  That Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners extends its deepest appreciation to Wayne Bendickson for his dedicated service and best wishes to him.

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

Advertising for County Assessor

Human Resources Director, Wade Johannesen met with the board requesting authorization to advertise for a County Assessor.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to authorize, Human Resources Director, Wade Johannesen to advertise for the vacant position of the County Assessor.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Mike Kinsella

Mike Kinsella informed the board that the resorts are trying to get permits to transport fish houses from the lake to storage areas which requires resorts to use State and or County roads. Mike informed the board that he has contacted several State offices and no one seems to know what type of permit, or if any exists for this type of transport. The board requested that Mike draft a letter of the resorts concerns and bring back to the board later today.

Recess

The meeting was called to recess at 10:50 a.m. and reconvened at 10:55 a.m. as follows:

USDA Grant

NWCA representative, Karl Frigaard met with the board and informed them that the REDLAG grant money should arrive by April 17, 2011, as long as there is no problem with the EDA’s bylaws and everything has been handled accordingly. The board is requesting that North Star Electric have the funds immediately available to the County when received. Karl also informed the board that there will be grants available for Energy Improvements for area business.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board requesting approval to hire seasonal help.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to authorize the Public Works Director to hire the following seasonal help and to advertise for same:

  • Maintenance Intermediate Equipment Operators
  • Engineering Technician/Laborers

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

ROCKY POINT ASSOCIATION

Rocky Point Association President, Tim Anderson met with the board and presented a power point presentation for a trail proposal for approximately 18 miles of trails for walking, running and bicycling  including areas of Rocky Point, Long Point, Sandy Shores, Birch Beach, Zipple Bay and others. The board thanked Tim for his presentation and informed him that HRDC, SHIPS and Legacy funds may be available for this type of project.

ALAN CROMPTON

Alan Crompton met with the board to discuss his frustration on the process of creating wetlands on his property and gaining additional credits. The board told Alan to continue working with Lake of the Woods County Land and Water Planning Director, SWCD and BWSR for him to be able to complete his project and wished him their best.

LAND AND WATER PLANNING

Sportsman’s Eagle Ridge

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board and informed them that Gregg Hennum representing Sportsman’s Eagle Ridge, LLC  is requesting to waive  the 60-Day Rule requirement pursuant  to MN Statute § 15.99 for the proposed Initial Plat.  Josh explained that because of Mr. Hennum’s request, the County doesn’t have to take any action on the proposed Initial Plat at this point in time.  When Mr. Hennum brings back the proposed Initial Plat, all necessary notices will be re-sent.

CAMA

Commissioner Hanson informed the board that a program is available to assist with the CAMA program for the Assessor’s office.  The program is a Document Imaging Card Extractor that the Assessors’ use when they go and evaluate properties. They would then bring the completed card back to the office and it would be scanned into the CAMA program automatically. The board requested that this be placed on the next board agenda for consideration of approval.

GIZIIBII

Commissioners reviewed the request of payment for services with GIZIIBII for 2011 in the amount of $300.

Old/New Business

Lessard –Sams Outdoor Heritage Council/Outdoor Heritage Fund- handout

Land Acquisition– working on

Red Lake Tribe- none

Township Road Inventory- none

Line Workers School – updated earlier in day

Veterans Service Policy– none

Inventory- none

Beaver – none

Clementson Bridge Property- Tim Erickson is working on

CAMA-   updated earlier today

Goals and Objectives- will discuss later today

SHERIFF

County Sheriff, Dallas Block and Chief Deputy Sheriff, Terry Bandemeir met with the board to discuss the Stone Garden Grant and the 2011 Boat and Water Grant.  The board requested that Dallas bring this back to the next meeting when they have copies of the 2010 Stone Garden grant for them to review.

Mike Kinsella

Mike Kinsella met with the board and presented a letter on the behalf of the Resorts in the regards of  fish house transporting. County Sheriff, Dallas Block and Chief Deputy Sheriff, Terry Bandemeir were present at the time. Mike explained the dilemma of transporting fish houses.  Chief Deputy Sheriff, Terry Bandemier will make a few phone calls and get back to him with any information that he can find.

COUNTY ATTORNEY

County Attorney, Phillip Miller met with the board in regards to his office. He informed the board of his work load of three trial cases that are pending, and which one that was moved to International Falls.  He requested that the board consider adding 4 additional work hours to his 24 hours that he works right now. Phillip also requested that the board consider some type of compensation in lieu of health care benefits.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • Commissioner Patty Beckel reported on:
    • EDA Public Hearing for dissolution of the Joint Powers Agreement.
    • Extension Committee – membership is up
  • Commissioner Hanson reported on:
    • Airport contract finalized
    • SHIP  meeting
  • Commissioner Arnesen
    • REDLAG- money available for up to four or five grants
  • Commissioner Todd Beckel
    • MRCC-updates
    • TIF training
    • JT Powers Natural Resource- combining NCLU and JT Powers
  • Commissioner Moorman
    • Department Heads meeting

Correspondence:

The following correspondence was acknowledged: Copy meter readings

HUMAN RESOURCES

Human Resources Director, Wade Johannesen met with the board and informed them that John Hagen, Director of Property  Tax Division authorized the assumption of the duties of county assessor by Deputy Assessor, Dale Boretski acting as interim Lake of the Woods County Assessor pursuant to the authority in § 273.061, subd. 2, paragraph (b), effective immediately. No board action was taken.

2011 GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

The board discussed what their priority goals to accomplish in 2011.  Below are the goals they set:

  • Road Inventory
  • Ditch Inventory
  • ATV Ordinance
  • Compensation Plan
  • Job Descriptions

Recess

With no further business before the board, Chairman Moorman recessed the meeting at 3:20 p.m.

Attest:                                                                                                 Approved: March 22, 2011

____________________________                                                    ____________________________

Janet E. Rudd, Deputy Auditor                                                         Ken Moorman, Chairman of the Board

Commissioner Proceedings

MARCH 22, 2011

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, in the Commissioners Room at the Government Center.

Call to Order

Chairman Moorman called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners Patty Beckel, Todd Beckel, Hanson, Arnesen and Moorman.  Also present were: Deputy Auditor Janet Rudd, Penny Mio Hirst and John Oren.

Approval of Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the agenda with the following additions:

Oak Harbor Liquor License, Road Tour, Co. Rd 33 update and Low-boy trailer. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.  

Approval of Consent Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the consent agenda as follows: Leah Stephani-Miller and Jodi Ferrier to Mahnomen on April 13-14 for Child Crisis yearly training;Steve Sindelir to Forest Lake on June 14-15 for continuing education for septic certification (June 28-29 conference in St. Cloud was full); Lorene Hanson to St. Paul on March 23-25 for MCIT Benefits Training;

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

Approval of Minutes

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the minutes of March 8, 2011, regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

SOCIAL SERVICE DIRECTOR

Introduction

Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler met with the board and introduced Social Worker Dessa Brunette to the board.

Claims

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

Motion

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

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants           $  4,401.32

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants           $24,571.24

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

Amendment to MN Care Contract

Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler met with the board requesting approval to the amendment for the MN Care Contract.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize Chairman Moorman and Social Service Director, Nancy Wendler to sign the amendment MN Care Contract.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Authorization to Hire Child Support Officer

Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler met with the board requesting authorization to advertise and hire for the vacant Child Support Officer’s position.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to authorize Social Service Director, Nancy Wendler and Human Resource Director, Wade Johannesen to advertise and hire for the vacant Child Support Officer.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Years of Service Recognition

Chairman Moorman, on behalf of the county board congratulated Child Support Officer, Rita Krause on her retirement.

Resolution of Years of Service

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

Recognition of years of service

Rita Krause

Resolution 2011 – 03-02

Whereas:  Rita Krause has served the residents of Lake of the Woods County since  1984 for Lake of the Woods County Social Services Department;

Whereas:  Rita Krause has retired from Lake of the Woods County service effective March 31, 2011;

Now Therefore, Be it Resolved:  That Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners extends its deepest appreciation to Rita Krause for her dedicated service and best wishes to her;

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

COUNTY AUDITOR

Claims

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

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the claims against the county as follows with the exception of claim numbers 4517,1845, 4515 and 4516 for further clarification:

                                                Revenue                               $    36,802.34           

                                                Road & Bridge                     $      7,242.33

                                                Solid Waste                          $         876.57

                                                                                             $      44,921.24

            WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 3/22/2011 For Payment 3/25/2011

Vendor Name                                      Amount

Acme Electric                                             2,404.68

Cenex Co-Op Services, Inc.                    2,455.79

Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick,   3,935.20

Low Soil & Water Cons. Dist.                 13,250.00

MARCO                                                     2,209.14

Mn Rural Counties Caucus                      2,100.00

51 Payments less than 2000 $18,566.43

Final Total: $44,921.24

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

                                                  March 10, 2011           $ 143,006.55

                                                  March 11, 2011           $ 100,714.95     

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

Service Agreement

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board requesting approval to enter into a service agreement with Roseau County to provide property tax training.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to enter into a service agreement with Roseau County to provide property tax process and training effective February 26, 2011 to April 30, 2011 and authorize Chairman Moorman, County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid and County Attorney, Philip Miller to sign. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Postage Machine

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid and Assistant Zoning Administer, Steve Sindelir met with the board to discuss updating the postage machine.  The consensus of the board was for them to move forward with the new vendor and check with all departments for their needs for mailings.

Liquor License

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid requested approval for Klatte Golf Limited Partnership (Oak Harbor Golf Course) liquor license.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve Klatte Golf Limited Partnership seasonal liquor license effective April 15, 2011 thru October 15, 2011 contingent upon the approval of County Sheriff, Dallas Block and County Attorney, Philip Miller.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

HUMAN RESOURCES

Human Resource Director, Wade Johannesen and County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board for approval of grade adjustment and step for Chief Deputy Auditor, Lorene Hanson.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the Chief Deputy Auditor’s job description as presented. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to approve Chief Deputy Auditor’s grade at 12 step 11 effective January 25, 2011.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the vote carried as follows:  In favor: Commissioners Patty Beckel, Hanson, Moorman and Arnesen.  Against: Commissioner Todd Beckel. (Cannot support step increase until compensation plan is reviewed)

Human Resources Contract

Human Resource Director, Wade Johannesen met with the board and requested approval for renewing his Human Resource Contract which will expire on April 22, 2011.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to renew the professional service contract with Wade Johannesen to provide Human Resources for Lake of the Woods County, commencing April 22, 2011 and terminating October 21, 2011 and authorize Chairman Moorman, County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid and County Attorney, Philip Miller to sign. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the vote carried as follows:  Voting for: Commissioners Moorman, Patty Beckel, Hanson and Arnesen.  Voting against:  Commissioner Todd Beckel.

SHERIFF

County Sheriff, Dallas Block and Chief Deputy Sheriff Terry Bandemeir met with the board requesting approval for the 2010 Stonegarden grant and the 2011 Boat and Water Safety grant.  The board discussed claim numbers 4517, 1845, 4515 and 4516 that were pulled for payment earlier.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve claim numbers 4517, 1845, 4515 and 4516.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

2010 Stonegarden Grant and 2011 Boat and Water Safety Grant

The board requested that County Sheriff, Dallas Block bring in the year- end reports for 2008 and 2009 Stonegarden Grant for their review.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve and authorize Chairman Moorman and County Sheriff, Dallas Block to sign the 2010 Stonegarden grant in the amount of $79,555.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the 2011 Boat and Water Safety Grant Agreement in the amount of $5,572.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

County Sheriff, Dallas Block informed the board that he is getting bids on an ATV Mattrack, for early and late ice rescues.

WORK SESSION AND COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

The board set April 4, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. as a work session with the County Sheriff’s office and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for Committee of the Whole meeting.

Recess

The meeting was called to recess at 9:55 a.m. and reconvened at 10:03 a.m. as follows:

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Marc Bloomquist, District 2 Correction Officer Supervisor and Kristen Beckel, Probation Officer met with the board and discussed the 2010 County Probation Costs. He informed the board that the Correction Office bill for the county will be $12,000.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board and explained that the consent for travel request for Ted Furbish overnight stay was due to truck repair needs.

Set bid opening date

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board and requested to set a bid opening date for April 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Government in the Commissioners’ Room to open bids for Bituminous Overlays and Shoulder Paving and Rumble Strips.

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to authorize Public Works Director to advertise for bids and set bid opening date for April 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Government Center in the Commissioners’ Room for the following upcoming projects as follows:

SAP 39-605-09 & SAP 39-616-06, Bituminous Overlays

SP 39-070-04, Shoulder Paving and Rumble Strips

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

Annual Road Tour

The board discussed possible dates for the Annual Road Tour with Public Works Director, Tim Erickson.  The board set May 17, 2011 at 7:00 a.m. for the tour.

Low-boy Trailer

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson and Maintenance Supervisor, Jeff Pelland met with the board and informed them that the quote for the new Low-boy trailer included federal excise tax and that the county is exempt from paying. Tim also informed the board that they sold the old low-boy trailer for $8,821.

LAND AND WATER PLANNING

Letter opposing SF 444

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board and presented a draft letter opposing SF 444- modifying certain wetland replacement requirements.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to authorize Chairman Moorman to sign the letter pertaining to SF 444.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

MIS DEPARTMENT

MIS Director, Brent Birkeland met with the board requesting approval to purchase VMware Software License and 3 year support services.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to authorize the MIS Department to purchase VMware Software licenses and 3 year support services from the MIS budget in the amount of $1,905.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Training

MIS Director, Brent Birkeland met with the board and informed them that MCCC information systems support group (ISSG) has negotiated special pricing with training vendor, Benchmark Learning for I.T. related courses. As an incentive, the ISSG is offering an additional 10% off the negotiated pricing. Brent informed the board that their attendance will be conducted remotely through a virtual connection to the classroom in Edina.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to authorize the MIS department to attend remote training courses as negotiated by the MCCC information systems support group. Training expenses of $1,000 will come from the MIS department budget. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to vote, was unanimously carried.

COUNTY ASSESSOR’S

The board discussed the DICE software program with MIS Director, Brent Birkeland.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to authorize the Assessor’s office to purchase the DICE software, equipment and service for the CAMA program with support from the MIS Department. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT JOINT POWERS BOARD

Commissioner Patty Beckel presented a resolution for dissolution of the Joint Powers Agreement Establishing a Board of Directors to organize and govern the Lake of the Woods Office of Economic Development.

Resolution

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

Dissolution of the Joint Powers Agreement Establishing a Board of Directors to organize and govern the Lake of the Woods Office of Economic Development.

Resolution No. 2011-03-03

WHEREAS; Lake of the Woods County entered into a Joint Powers Agreement with the City of Baudette, the City of Williams, Independent School District 390, and the Industrial Development Corporation to establish a Board of Directors to organize, govern, train, equip and maintain an office to foster economic development and perpetuate a stable and progressive business climate within Lake of the Woods County;

WHEREAS, on January 11, 2011, Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners approved a petition to terminate the Joint Powers Agreement that established the Lake of the Woods Office of Economic Development, and to notify all of its members;

WHEREAS,  governing bodies of all members of the Joint Powers Agreement have been notified of the petition received from Lake of the Woods County and a Public hearing regarding the termination of the Joint Powers Agreement was held by the Economic Development Joint Powers Board on February 23, 2011 at the Baudette City Office regarding the termination;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners supports the termination of the Joint Powers Agreement Establishing a Board of Directors to organize and govern the Lake of the Woods Office of Economic Development.

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

WHEELERS POINT SANITARY DISTRICT

Commissioner Patty Beckel informed the board that the Wheeler’s Point Sanitary District has applied for funding assistance through USDA  and a would like approval to send a letter to Senators, Representatives and Congressman requesting their support for funding of this project.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to authorize Chairman Moorman to sign the letter for support for funding for the Wheeler’s Point Sanitary District.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

COUNTY ROAD 33 UPDATE

Commissioner Patty Beckel informed the board that she tried to organize a meeting with land owners and resort owners to discuss the right of way issues, but with everyone’s schedule, they were not able to meet.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR

VHF Radios

Emergency Management Director, Holly House met with the board requesting approval to purchase VHF radios for Law Enforcement from the HSGP grant.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to authorize Emergency Management Director, Holly House to purchase VHF radios for Law Enforcement in the amount of $4,973.34 from the 2009 HSGP grant.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Volunteer Intake Form

Emergency Management Director, Holly House informed the board that the Volunteer Intake form was completed per their request and approved by County Attorney, Philip Miller.

Old/New Business

Lessard –Sams Outdoor Heritage Council/Outdoor Heritage Fund- none

Land Acquisition– made offer

Red Lake Tribe- meeting on March 24

Township Road Inventory- none

Line Workers School – March 24, meeting

Veterans Service Policy– next board agenda

Inventory- none

Beaver – bill for an act in the Senate and House file

Clementson Bridge Property- Road tour

CAMA-   updated earlier today

Goals and Objectives- Committee of the Whole April 4, 2011

Correspondence:

The following correspondence was acknowledged:  Letter from David Drown Associates, Inc; MN Association of Senior Nutrition Services.

Recess

With no further business before the board, Chairman Moorman recessed the meeting at 11:50 a.m.

Attest:                                                                                                 Approved: April 12, 2011

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Janet E. Rudd, Deputy Auditor                                                         Ken Moorman, Chairman of the Board