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COUNTY BOARD

November, 2010

Commissioner Proceedings

November 9, 2010

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, in the Commissioners’ Room of the Lake of the Woods County Government Center.

Call to Order

Chair Ed Arnesen 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 Lorene Hanson, John Oren and Penny Mio Hirst.

Approval of Agenda

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the agenda for the meeting today with the following additions:  MN Dept Natural Resources, Minutes regarding Curling Club, Additional motions for Public Works Dept and EDA update. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Tom Hanson, and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.  

Consent Agenda

Motion was made by Commissioner Tom Hanson to approve the consent agenda for travel for:   Josh Stromlund to St. Paul on November 9, 2010 for MN Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts Annual Meeting and Convention; Julie Berggren to Bemidji on October 29, 2010 for Criminal and Civil Protection Orders and to Hamel on November 17, 2010 for PLEAA Annual Conference; Boyd Johnson to Bemidji on December 6 – 7, 2010 for Construction Site Management Training; Boyd Johnson to Arden Hills on December 7-10, 2010 for Grading & Base I Training; Boyd Johnson to St. Cloud on December 13-16, 2010 for Grading & Base 2 Training; Boyd Johnson to St. Cloud on January 2-5, 2011 for Bituminous Street Training and Dan Crompton to St. Cloud on November 16-18, 2010 for Engineer Technology Conference.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel, and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.  

Approval of Minutes

Motion was made by Commissioner Tom Hanson to approve the minutes of October 26, 2010 regular County Board meeting. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Ken Moorman, and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Social Services Department

Claims

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

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the following claims against the County:

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants  $ 10,905.72

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants  $   9,685.39

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

TeleMental Health

Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler discussed with the County Board a potential grant for TeleMental Health conferencing and equipment.  Brent Birkeland updated the County Board on the current status of technology and equipment.  It was the consensus of the County Board to have Brent research further and update the County Board at a future meeting.

County Auditor

Claims

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

The County Board discussed a claim for the storage building. It was the consensus of the County Board not to heat this building and have the storage building remain as cold storage.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the following claims against the County as presented:

                                                Revenue                                  $    31,671.99

                                                Road & Bridge                         $    76,204.65

                                                County Development             $      8,274.00

                                                Solid Waste                             $   18,745.33

                                                                                                $  134,895.97

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 11/09/2010 For Payment 11/12/2010

Vendor Name                                              Amount

 ARM of Mn                                                2,170.00

Arnesen/Ed                                                4,996.00

Border Ridge Trucking Inc                    36,490.00

Brock White                                               6,006.40

Cenex Co-Op Services, Inc.                    7,394.55

Dodds Lumber                                           3,006.60

Howard’s Oil Company                           2,397.07

Jake’s Quality Tire Inc                             2,414.87

Low County Treasurer                              8,074.00

Low Highway Dept                                   2,629.12

Mar-Kit Landfill                                          9,209.70

Mn Counties Insurance Trust                  2,540.00

Moren/Law Offices Of Patrick D              5,366.00

Northern Resources Cooperative           4,314.92

R & Q Trucking, Inc                                 2,053.72

Swanston Equipment Corp                      2,396.68

Winkler of Wisconsin                              9,933.81

79 Payments less than 2000          $23,502.53

Final Total: $134,895.97

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

                                                October 27, 2010                   $   195,220.75

                                                October 27, 2010                   $       1,000.00

                                                November 2, 2010                 $   565,889.64

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

Satisfaction of Mortgage/Repayment Agreements

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to authorize Chair Ed Arnesen and County Auditor John W Hoscheid to sign the Satisfaction of the Repayment Agreement and Satisfaction of Mortgage dated July 19, 1995 for Andrew and Anna Lystad.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel, and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Ken Moorman to authorize Chair Ed Arnesen and County Auditor John W Hoscheid to sign the Satisfaction of the Repayment Agreement and Satisfaction of Mortgage dated January 29, 1997 for Harry and Agnes Stebakken, and Sidney Allen Stebakken.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Tom Hanson, and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

2010 Election

County Auditor John W Hoscheid presented a letter to the County Board acknowledging and thanking the following County Employees for being an Election Judge:  Darren Olson, Dale Boretski, Lorene Hanson, Dawn Christianson, Christie Russell, Rita Krause, Sandy Peterson, Stacy Novak, Steve Sindelir, Shelley Pepera and Jodi Ferrier.  The 2010 voter turnout for Lake of the Woods County was 75% with 55 new registrations on Election Day.

The County Board directed the County Auditor to write congratulation letters to our local representatives and newly elected County Attorney. 

University of MN/MOA

Commissioner Patty Beckel discussed the Memorandum of Agreement between the University of Minnesota Extension and Lake of the Woods County beginning January 1, 2011 and ending on December 31, 2013. 

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to enter into an agreement between the University of Minnesota and Lake of the Woods County for providing Extension programs locally and employing Extension staff, beginning on January 1, 2011 and ending on December 31, 2013, unless earlier terminated (as provided in paragraphs 7 and 8 of the Agreement); and further authorize Chair Ed Arnesen, Interim County Attorney Michelle Moren and County Auditor John W Hoscheid to sign said Agreement, contingent upon the approval of Interim County Attorney Michelle Moren.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel, and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

LOW Ordinances

Motion was made by Commissioner Tom Hanson to set a Public Hearing for the proposed revisions to the Lake of the Woods County Rainy Rapid River Shoreland Management Ordinance, Zoning Ordinance and consideration of the Land Use Addendum for the Growth Corridor Project for December 14, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Government Center.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel, and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

USDA Grant Presentation

County Auditor John W Hoscheid notified the County Board that USDA Rural Development State Director Colleen Landkamer will be at the North Star Electric Cooperative on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, to officially award the $300,000 grant to help finance the construction of the line worker’s facility.

Human Resources Director

Human Resources Director, Wade Johannesen presented a Draft Sheriff Office Uniform Allowance, Expenditure and Accountability Policy to the County Board.  It was the consensus of the County Board to have further research done and to place this on the old and new business for future meetings.

Baudette Curling Club

Stuart Noble and Emory Vaagen updated the County Board on the progress of the Baudette Curling Club.  They presented a letter of consent from the Baudette Area Arena Association, Budget Proposal and a Certificate of Incorporation.  The County Board also acknowledged the correspondence of minutes from October 28, 2010.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to contribute up to $20,000 to the Baudette Curling Club, with the curling rocks being property of the County and any proceeds of the Curling Club to go to the Baudette Area Arena Board; with funding from the County Development Fund.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel, and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Stuart Noble thanked the County Board and confirmed that the Baudette Curling Club’s Charter would reflect that Lake of the Woods County owned the rocks and if the Curling Club was to close, the County would receive the proceeds from the rocks.

HRDC

Headwaters Regional Development Commission (HRDC) Development Specialist, Emily Brooks met with the County Board to discuss a potential grant to identify needs and opportunities for trails and connections in the Baudette area.

Motion was made by Commissioner Ken Moorman to contribute $2,500 towards the local match for the Baudette and Lake of the Woods Area Trails Plan; with funding from the County Development Fund.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel, and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Recess

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

Old/New Business

The County Board discussed the following old and new business: 

  • Economic Development Authority (EDA)– Commissioner Ken Moorman gave an update on the status of a secretary for the EDA
  • Lessard – Sams Outdoor Heritage Council/Outdoor Heritage Fund – no new updates
  • County TV – No new updates
  • Land Acquisition – Commissioner Todd Beckel updated the County Board on the recent offer
  • Zoning/Conditional Use Parameters – A public hearing has been set and this can now be taken off the old/new business
  • Veterans Service Policy – Commissioner Tom Hanson updated the County Board on the progress of the policies
  • Red Lake Tribe – Commissioner Arnesen discussed the upcoming meeting and having HRDC Executive, Cliff Tweedale attend
  • Township Road Inventory – Waiting until January
  • Line Workers School – Discussed the grant presentation on November 17, 2010, the previous Meet/Greet and the need for cold storage
  • Inventory – Wade is reviewing the lists and making sure all items are included
  • Beaver – Commissioner Todd Beckel updated the County Board on the progress
  • Clementson Property – Will discuss with Bill Sindelir

Committee Reports:

The following committee reports were heard and discussed: 

  • Commissioner Todd Beckel
    • AMC District
    • AMC Futures
  • Commissioner Ken Moorman
    • Veterans
  • Commissioner Tom Hanson
    • Line Workers Facility

Emergency Management Director

Emergency Management Director, Holly House presented the Local Emergency Operations Plan to the County Board for review.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the Local Emergency Operations Plan with identified changes and further authorize Chair Ed Arnesen to sign the same. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Tom Hanson, and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Holly updated the County Board on a video equipment grant.

Public Works Director

Public Works Director Tim Erickson and Acting Public Works Director Bill Sindelir met with the County Board.

Motion was made by Commissioner Ed Arnesen to continue to pay the increase of $900 per month to William “Bill” Sindelir as Acting Public Works Director through the end of December 2010.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel, and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Ken Moorman to appoint Tim Erickson as County Public Works Director for a term of one year, effective November 8, 2010; and to readdress the appointment in May of 2011.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Tom Hanson, and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Bernard Land Acquisition

Interim County Attorney Michelle Moren updated the County Board on the current status of the Bernard land acquisition.  It was the consensus of the County Board to accept the current offer for settlement, pending the satisfaction of mortgage and warranty deed.

Correspondence

Correspondence was read and acknowledged from Williams Public Library, Let’s Go Fishing with Seniors, MN Dept of Natural Resources, AMC Delegates 

Recess

With no further business before the County Board, Chairman Ed Arnesen called the meeting to recess at 12:40 p.m.

Attest:                                                                                     Approved:       November 23, 2010

____________________________                                        ____________________________

John W Hoscheid, County Auditor                                        Ed Arnesen, County Board Chair

Commissioner Proceedings

November 23, 2010

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, in the Commissioners’ Room of the Lake of the Woods County Government Center.

Call to Order

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

Approval of Agenda

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the agenda for the meeting today with the following additions and deletions:  Remove Sheriff’s Department Uniform Allowance Policy, Add: Deputy Sheriff and Landfill position at the NWA. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson, and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.  

Consent Agenda

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the consent agenda for travel for:  Lorene Hanson to St. Cloud on December 1-2 for Paymate Meeting; Holly House to Mahnomen on December 13-15 for Northwest Regional Interop Conference; Rita Krause to St. Paul on December 1-2 for Child Support Training Workgroup; The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman, and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.  

Approval of Minutes

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the minutes of November 9, 2010 regular County Board meeting. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson, and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Economic Development Authority

Tracy Ryan with David Drown Associate, Karl Frigaard with Northwest Community Action and Dan Hoskins, General Manager of North Star Electric meet with the board to discuss the Line Workers School project.

Resolution

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

RESOLUTION NO. 10-11-01

RETAINING FRYBERGER, BUCHANON, SMITH & FREDERICK PA

WHEREAS, Lake of the Woods County Commissioners adopted an enabling resolution establishing the Lake of the Woods County Economic Development Authority on September 14, 2010, Resolution No. 10-09-01,

WHEREAS, the Enabling Resolution states that the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners may modify and make changes as authorized by MN Statutes, Chapter 469 ( the Act  )or deemed appropriate by the Lake of the Woods County Commissioners’,

WHEREAS, contingent upon the approval of Interim County Attorney, Michelle Moren, Lake of the Woods County Commissioners recommends that Mary Frances from Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick PA be retained to complete all necessary legal work to accomplish implementation of the project known as the “Line Workers School”, including but not limited to preparing all documentation to transfer real property from Lake of the Woods County, a Minnesota Municipal Corporation to the Lake of the Woods County Economic Development Authority; preparing all loan documentation, project site documentation, construction contract, debt obligation documentation, lease agreement, and shall further assist the County Board in drafting a resolution to authorize the EDA to incur the debt and provide for EDA levy to be included in the County levy ONLY in the event lease revenues fall short of loan payment, and that this would only be considered on an annual basis;

NOW THERERFORE BE IT RESOLVED that all legal work be completed by January 4, 2011.

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

Mn DNR- Fisheries Area Supervisor, Phil Talmage

Fisheries Area Supervisor, Phil Talmage met with the board to discuss the correspondence the board received from Fisheries Program Manager, Linda Erickson-Eastwood in regards to the notice of Intent to Adopt Expedited Rules Relating to Adding Waterbodies to the list of “Designated Spawning Beds and Fish Preserves”, which includes Lake of the Woods (beginning at the mouth of the Rapid River to State Highway 11 bridge.) Phil informed the board that MN Statutes 97.c025 gives the department authority to close water sections within a 48 hour notice. He explained that the early ice-out last spring caused early sturgeon spawning; DNR has no intention to close this on an annual basis, but when early spawning does happen, they would want to close that section in Lake of the Woods.

Human Resources

Human Resources Director, Wade Johannesen met with the board to review the revised Job Description for the Highway Departments “Deputy Accountant/Office Specialist.” Wade informed the board that the personnel committee met and recommended a change from Grade 7 to Grade 9.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the Highway Departments “Deputy Accountant/Office Specialist” revised job description. 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 set the Highway Departments “Deputy Accountant/Office Specialist from Grade 7, Step 15 to Grade 9, Step 9 effective November 28, 2010.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Human Resource Director, Wade Johannesen met with the board and informed them of the Resignation of the Deputy Sheriff located at the Northwest Angle. Wade informed the board that the Deputy also worked for the solid waste department at the NWA in the absence of the regular operator.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to advertise to the residents at the NWA for a NWA part-time Deputy Sheriff.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried. 

Human Resources Director, Wade Johannesen met with the board to review the revised Job Description for the Assessor’s Office “Assessment Specialist /Office Manager.” Wade informed the board that the personnel committee met and recommended a change from Grade 9 to Grade 10.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the Assessor’s “Assessment Specialist/Office Managers” revised job description.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the vote carried as follows:  Voting for:  Commissioners Patty Beckel, Hanson, Moorman and Arnesen.  Voting against: Commissioner Todd Beckel. (Commissioner Todd Beckel stated that all non-union employees job descriptions should be reviewed at the same time)

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the Assessor’s “Assessment Specialist/Office Managers” from Grade 9 Step 11 to Grade 10 Step 9 effective November 28, 2010.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the vote carried as follows:  Voting for:  Commissioners Patty Beckel, Hanson, Moorman and Arnesen.  Voting against: Commissioner Todd Beckel. (Commissioner Todd Beckel stated that all non-union employees’ grades and steps should be reviewed at the same time)

Recess

The meeting was called to recess at 11:20 a.m. and reconvened at 11:26 a.m. as follows:

Lude Tower

The board reviewed the Land Lease between Lake of the Woods County and the State of Minnesota Department of Transportation for the construction of a communication tower to provide radio coverage and other county –wide communications systems. No action was taken at this time.

County Auditor

Claims

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

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the following claims against the County as presented:

                                                Revenue                                  $    85,011.97

                                                Road & Bridge                       $    18,785.80

                                                County Development             $    45,790.00

                                                Joint Ditch                              $         400.00             

                                                Solid Waste                             $     1,527.09

                                                                                                $  151,514.86

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 11/23/2010 For Payment 11/26/2010

Vendor Name                                         Amount

Bert’s Truck Equipment Of Moorhead, Inc          4,649.06

Black Box Corporation                                          2,493.14

Cenex Co-Op Services, Inc.                                 3,092.33

Cyber Advisors Inc                                              24,575.91

Deputy Registrar No.75                                         3,978.16

GraybaR                                                                                 40,042.77

Hoffman, Dale, & Swenson, Pllc                           5,940.00

Mn Dept Of Transp                                                2,444.00

Norling Construction, Inc/Adam                        45,090.00

Woody’s Service                                                    2,693.47

41 Payments less than 2000 — $16,516.02

Final Total: $151,514.86

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

                                                November 10, 2010                $    43,183.36

                                                November 10, 2010                 $        939.43

                                                November 12, 2010                 $   83,750.00

                                                November 20, 2010                 $   29,445.46

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

Liquor License Approval

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid presented an application for approval for an On-Sale/Intoxicating Sunday Liquor License for Ken-Mar-Ke Resort, LLC for Robert Ericksen and Leslie Amb.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the On-Sale/ Intoxicating Sunday Liquor License for Ken-Mar-Ke Resort LLC from December 3, 2010 to June 30, 2011 contingent upon the approval of the County Sheriff and County Attorney.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Exempt Gambling Permit

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid presented an application for exempt gambling permit for University of Minnesota Crookston to conduct a lawful gambling for a raffle at Zippel Bay Resort.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the exempt gambling permit for University of Minnesota Crookston to conduct a lawful gambling for a raffle on February 5, 2011 at Zippel Bay Resort and authorize County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid to sign.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

2011 County Contribution for Health Insurance

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid requested approval for the 2011 county contribution for health insurance caps.

2011 County Contribution for Health Insurance

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to set the 2011 county contribution for family health insurance up to $925.00 per month and the single health insurance up to $575.00 per month.  The Public Employees Insurance Program “Advantage Plan” consists of “High”, “Value” and “HSA” plans.  For the HSA plans only, any excess county contribution will be deposited directly into the employee’s health savings account. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Social Services Department

Claims

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

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the following claims against the County:

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants  $ 38,541.01

                                                Commissioners’ Warrants  $   4,831.09

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

Contracts

Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler met with the board requesting approval for the following contracts:

Motions

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the contract between Northwest Mediation and Custody Investigation Services (Joe Stenzel) and Lake of the Woods County Social Services for November 1, 2010 to December 31, 2011 for the provision of guardianship/conservatorship services and related services for indigent persons, and to authorize Chairperson Ed Arnesen and Lake of the Woods County Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler , to sign same. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve the contract between CHI Health Connect at Home and Lake of the Woods County Social Services for 2011, for the provision of homemaker services, respite care services, and personal care services and to authorize Chairperson Ed Arnesen and Lake of the Woods County Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler , to sign same.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the contract between CHI Health Connect at Home and Lake of the Woods County Social Services for 2011, for the provision of respite care services and caregiver training and educations services for the waivered programs, and to authorize Chairperson Ed Arnesen and Lake of the Woods County Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler, to sign same.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the contract between CHI Health Connect at Home and Lake of the Woods County Social Services for 2011, for the provision of professional nursing consultation, skilled nursing services, home health aide services, and in-service education and to authorize Chairperson Ed Arnesen and Lake of the Woods County Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler , to sign same.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the contract between CHI Health Connect at Home and Lake of the Woods County Social Services for 2011, for the provision of long term care consultation, skilled nursing services, RN supervision for personal care assistants, homemaker, home health aide, and personal care assistant services, and public health nurse case management services for the waivered programs, and to authorize Chairperson Ed Arnesen and Lake of the Woods County Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler, to sign same.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve the contract between LakeWood Health Center and Lake of the Woods County Social Services for 2011, for the provision of housing with services for Alternative Care, Elderly Waiver, and Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals programs, and to authorize Chairperson Ed Arnesen and Lake of the Woods County Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler, to sign same.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the contract between LifeCare Behavioral Health Services and Lake of the Woods County Social Services for 2011 for the provision of clinical supervision/consultation for agency staff and to authorize Chairman Ed Arnesen and Lake of the Woods County Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler , to sign same.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the contract between Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota and Lake of the Woods County Social Services for 2011 for the provision of intensive in-home family based services and CADI /TBI family counseling and training services and to authorize Chairperson Ed Arnesen and Lake of the Woods County Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler , to sign same.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the contract between  Lutheran Social Services and Lake of the Woods County Social Services for 2011 for the provision of home delivered meals, and to authorize Chairperson Ed Arnesen and Lake of the Woods County Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler , to sign same. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve the contract between Lutheran Social Services and Lake of the Woods County Social Services for 2011 for the provision of waivered services caregiver training & education, respite care and companion services, and to authorize Chairperson Ed Arnesen and Lake of the Woods County Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler , to sign same. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the contract between the Occupational Development Center, Inc. and Lake of the Woods County Social Services for 2011, for the provision of employment and training services and independent living skills services, and to authorize Chairperson Ed Arnesen and Lake of the Woods County Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler , to sign same. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the MR/RC contract between Rainy River Waivered Services and Lake of the Woods County Social Services for 2011, for the provision of adult in-home support services, personal support, supported living, and independent living skills for DD clients and to authorize Chairperson Ed Arnesen and Lake of the Woods County Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler , to sign same. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Todd Beckel to approve the Host County Contract between Riverview Health/Glenmore Recovery Center and Lake of the Woods County Social Services for 2011, for the provision of chemical dependency outpatient treatment services to residents from other counties, and to authorize Chairperson Ed Arnesen and Lake of the Woods County Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler , to sign same.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve the contract between Riverview Health/Glenmore Recovery Center and Lake of the Woods County Social Services for 2011, for the provision of chemical dependency outpatient treatment, aftercare, public education, and training for agency staff, and to authorize Chairperson Ed Arnesen and Lake of the Woods County Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler , to sign same.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the contract between Sanford Health and Lake of the Woods County Social Services for 2011, for the provision of emergency mental health services, and to authorize Chairperson Ed Arnesen and Lake of the Woods County Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler , to sign same.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the contract between TriMin Systems, Inc. and Lake of the Woods County Social Services for 2011-2015, for the provision of professional services to obtain computer programming, technical assistance, and related services to support and maintain the IFS, ACS, & SWS computer systems and to authorize Chairman  Arnesen and Lake of the Woods County Social Services Director, Nancy Wendler , to sign same. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Todd Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried. 

Old/New Business

The County Board discussed the following old and new business: 

  • Economic Development Authority (EDA)– discussed earlier in the meeting
  • Lessard – Sams Outdoor Heritage Council/Outdoor Heritage Fund – no new updates
  • County TV – No new updates
  • Land Acquisition – Commissioner Todd Beckel updated the County Board that the check was sent and acquired land
  • Veterans Service Policy – Commissioner Tom Hanson informed the board that the work is in progress
  • Red Lake Tribe – Commissioner Arnesen stated that they will be meeting on December 15, 2010
  • Township Road Inventory – Waiting until January
  • Line Workers School – no new update
  • Inventory – no new update
  • Beaver – Commissioner Todd Beckel updated the County Board on the progress
  • Clementson Property – no update
  • Sheriff’s Department Uniform Allowance/Policy- next meeting

Committee Reports:

The following committee reports were heard and discussed: 

  • Commissioner Todd Beckel
    • Radio Board
  • Commissioner Ken Moorman
    • Joint Powers Natural Resources
  • Commissioner Patty Beckel
    • Airport
    • NW Juvenile Center

Correspondence was read and acknowledged from MN Counties Intergovernmental Trust – 2010 Dividend Payment and Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation.

Recess

With no further business before the County Board, Chairman Ed Arnesen called the meeting to recess at 12:35 p.m.

Attest:                                                                                     Approved:       December 14, 2010

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John W Hoscheid, County Auditor                                        Ed Arnesen, County Board Chair