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COUNTY BOARD

November 29th, 2022

November 29,2022

The Lake of The Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at Lake of the Woods County Government Center in the Commissioners’ Room.

Call To Order

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

Approval of Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the agenda.

Approval of Minutes

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the minutes from November 15, 2022.

Social Services

Claims

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the following claims: Commissioners Warrants $4,225.01; Commissioners Warrants $3,935.48; Commissioners Warrants $18,129.92.

Joining the Meeting

Commissioner Jon Waibel joined the meeting at 9:10 a.m.

Auditor/Treasurer

Claims

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Joe Grund and carried unanimously to approve the claims against the County as follows: Revenue $18,846.51; Road & Bridge $28,998.82; County Development $380.00; Solid Waste $19,696.26. 

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 11/29/2022 For Payment 11/30/2022

Vendor Name Amount

Baudette/City Of 6,000.00

Election Systems & Software, Inc 2,961.72

Gilson Co, Inc. 9,307.81

Integris LLC 4,550.00

Koochiching Co Treasurer 2,500.00

North East Technical Service,Inc 13,177.76

Pb Distributing Inc 3,066.40

Quadient Finance USA Inc. 2,000.00

Titan Machinery – Roseau 3,334.28

U.S. Bank Equipment Finance 6,268.50

33 Payments less than 2000 14,755.12

Final Total: 67,921.59

Further moved to authorize the payment of the following auditor warrants: November 16, 2022 for $22,737.03; November 18, 2022 for $130.00; November 23, 2022 for $964,529.97.

Auditors Contract Renewal

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the renewal of the Auditor/Treasurer contract and for Chair Buck Nordlof to sign the same.

AIRMED Guardian Flight Contract Renewal

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the renewal of the AirMed Contract Agreement for 2023 and for Chair Buck Nordlof to sign the same.

Community Health Services Joint Powers Agreement

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the renewal of the joint powers agreement for Community Health Services between Lake of the Woods County and Lakewood Health Center and for County Board Chair Buck Nordlof and County Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson to sign the same. 

Snowmobile Grant-in-Aid Program

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to authorize FY 2023 Maintenance and Grooming Grants with the State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Snowmobile Grant-in-Aid Program for Northwest Angle Edgeriders in the amount of $177,931.27 and authorize Chair Buck Nordlof and County Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson to sign the same. 

Public Works

Highway

Permission to Bid Project SAP 039-598-071

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the request to advertise for bids for project SAP 039-598-071.

Vehicle Purchase

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the purchase of the following three vehicles: 2022 Dodge Ram Crew 2500 for $60,409.00; 2022 Dodge Ram 1500 for $46,369.00; 2022 Dodge Ram 1500 for $43,406.00.

Roseau County Engineer Contract

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the contract agreement between Lake of the Woods County and Roseau County for the purpose of providing engineering services to Roseau County while there remains a vacancy in the County Highway Engineering position. Lake of the Woods County Highway Department will bill Roseau County at a rate of $10,000.00 per month for providing these services.

Solid Waste

MPCA Permit Meeting

County Engineer Anthony Pirkl informed the board that there will be a MPCA permit meeting tentatively set for December 21, 2022.

Land & Water

Consideration of a Suspension/Revocation of CUP

Land & Water Director Josh Stromlund informed the board of a violation of terms to a conditional use permit and requested the board consider a suspension, amendment to, or a grace period to comply with the terms. It was the consensus of the board to have a letter sent to the land owner to have a compliance inspection done by December 13,2022 or provide pictures of as built by December 13, 2022 and will review at the next board meeting.

Correspondence

The board reviewed correspondence from Rinke Noonan and Dollars for Scholars.  

RECESS

With no further business before the Board, Chair Buck Nordlof called the meeting to recess at 9:55 a.m.

Attest: December 13, 2022

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County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson Chair James “Buck” Nordlof