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COUNTY BOARD

October 25, 2022

October 25,2022

The Lake of The Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, October 25, 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, Ed Arnesen, Jon Waibel, and Cody Hasbargen. Also present was County Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson. 

Approval of Agenda

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Ed Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve the agenda with the following changes: Add: Health Insurance Motion, Cliffs Update. 

Approval of Minutes

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the minutes from October 11, 2022.

Social Services

Claims

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the following claims: Commissioners Warrants $12,814.98; Commissioners Warrants $5,656.98; Commissioners Warrants 4,843.82.

Approval of County Credit Card for Katy Johnson

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Jon Waibel, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve a county credit card for Katy Johnson.

Approval of Tri-Valley-RTC Transportation Contract

Motion was made by Commissioner Ed Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the Tri-Valley-RTC Transportation Contract as presented by Social Services Director Amy Ballard. 

Auditor/Treasurer

Claims

Motion was made by Commissioner Ed Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the claims against the County as follows: Revenue $74,087.05; Road & Bridge $64,459.24; County Development $1,875.00; Solid Waste $14,276.94; EDA $1,055.17.

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 10/25/2022 For Payment 10/28/2022

Vendor Name Amount

Accurate HD Ltd. 40,650.00

Cenex Co-Op Services, Inc. 16,640.90

E & L Electric Inc 4,400.00

Integris DBA 6,099.59

Integris LLC 2,515.36

Johnson Auto & Machine 2,370.07

Lake Area Construction Inc 28,925.00

Lake of the Woods Electric LLC 5,458.41

Larkin Hoffman Attorneys 7,375.00

Riopelle/David 5,000.00

SeaChange Print Innovations 5,285.69

U.S. Bank Equipment Finance 6,268.50

Whitt Environmental Services,Inc. 3,639.00

WIDSETH 3,125.00

48 Payments less than 2000 18,000.88

Final Total: 155,753.40

Further moved to authorize the payment of the following auditor warrants: October 14, 2022 for $45,237.70; October 19, 2022 for $338,005.43.

Approval of Health Insurance Rates

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the increase of the health insurance rates for family up to $1370.00 and individual up to $1020.00 effective January 2023. 

Public Works

County Engineer Anthony Pirkl gave a brief update on various projects in the highway department. 

Approval of Maintenance Agreement with City of Baudette

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Joe Grund and carried unanimously to approve the contract between Lake of the Woods County and the City of Baudette for road maintenance including: snow plowing, and street sweeping.

Agreement to Receive Bridge Bond Funds

Resolution

The following resolution was offered by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and moved for adoption: 

RESOLUTION

AGREEMENT TO STATE TRANSPORTATION FUND

LOCAL BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROGRAM

Grant Terms and Conditions

SAP   039-598-071

Resolution No. 22-10-02

WHEREAS, Lake of the Woods County has applied to the Commissioner of Transportation for a grant from the Minnesota State Transportation Fund for construction of Bridge No. 39532; and

WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Transportation has given notice that funding for this project is available; and

WHEREAS, the amount of the grant has been determined to be $141,279.20 by reason of the lowest responsible bid;

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved that Lake of the Woods County   does hereby agree to the terms and conditions of the grant consistent with Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, and will pay any additional amount by which the cost exceeds the estimate, and will return to the Minnesota State Transportation Fund any amount appropriated for the project but not required.  The proper county officers are authorized to execute a grant agreement and any amendments thereto with the Commissioner of Transportation concerning the above-referenced grant.

Cliffs Natural Resources Update

The Commissioners discussed a request from Cliffs to amend the standards set in an agreement that was made between Lake of the Woods County, DNR, and Cliffs Natural Resources. No action was taken at this time.

RECESS

With no further business before the Board, Chair Buck Nordlof called the meeting to recess at 9:45 a.m.

Attest: November 15, 2022

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