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COUNTY BOARD

September, 2012

Commissioner Proceedings

September 11, 2012

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. Chairman Todd Beckel called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners Todd Beckel, Arnesen, Tom Hanson, Patty Beckel and Ken Moorman.  Also present were: County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid, Deputy Auditor Janet Rudd, John Oren and Brian Peterson.

Approval of Agenda

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the agenda with the following additions: Century Link- lost warrant, Broadband Steering Committee, SWCD- Drainage Policy, Satisfaction of Repayment Agreement/ Mortgage and County Attorney. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.  

Approval of Consent Agenda

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the consent agenda as follows: Travel for Rick Rone on October 21-26 to Bloomington for MN Association of County Veterans Service Officers (NACVSO Accreditation Training); Mary Jo Otten on September 23-26 to Breezy Point for Assessor’s Conference;  Josh Stromlund on September 17-19 to Andover for Wetland Conservation Act Stakeholder Group; Lorene Hanson on September 18-19 to Elk River for Department of Revenue Training Course and September 20 to Grand Rapids for MCIT Training; Dena Pieper on October 24-25 to St. Cloud for Legal Professional Staff Training. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Minutes

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve August 28, 2012 regular board minutes. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

PROSPER CEMETERY

Chairman Todd Beckel discussed the billing for the Prosper Cemetery with Public Works Director, Tim Erickson.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to approve the overage for the Prosper Cemetery in the amount of $354.60 with the funding from the Con-Con fund. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

SOCIAL SERVICES

Claims

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

Motion

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

                                                Commissioner Warrants        $    7,716.96                                                                                                      Commissioner Warrants        $  13,101.08

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

AUDITOR

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

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

                                      Revenue                   $           54,821.48       

                                      Road & Bridge        $            55,358.83

                                      County Develp.       $              3,030.85

                                      Solid Waste             $            28,822.87

                                      EDA                        $              1,536.33       

                      143,570.36       

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 9/11/2012 For Payment 9/14/2012

Vendor Name                                                       Amount

Cenex Co-Op Services, Inc.                                     10,851.43

Election Systems & Software, Inc                               2,089.86

Hasler                                                                           4,000.00

Headwater Regional Development Commiss            8,500.00

Howard’s Oil Company                                              9,348.13

LOW Highway Dept                                                    5,672.48

Mar-Kit Landfill                                                           12,550.50

Mn Counties Insurance Trust                                     2,644.00

PCS Mobile                                                                18,519.00

R & Q Trucking, Inc                                                     3,497.75

Strata Corp, Inc                                                          26,751.23

Widseth Smith Nolting&Asst Inc                                3,789.59

Woody’s Service                                                         5,890.50

67 Payments less than  2000     29,465.89

Final Total:    143,570.36

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

                                                August 30, 2012              $           1,144.69

                                                September 6, 2012           $         59,912.15

                                                September 7, 2012           $         48,437.47 

                                                September 7, 2012           $         66,528.03

                                                September 7, 2012           $           3,359.29        

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

Lost Warrant- Best Western Bandana Square

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board requesting approval for a Lost Warrants for Best Western Bandana Square and Century Link.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to approve the application and affidavit for lost warrant for Best Western Bandana Square dated May 25, 2012 for $102.25 without furnishing indemnifying bond. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the application and affidavit for lost warrant for Century Link dated June 4, 2012 for $29.62 without furnishing indemnifying bond. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Satisfaction of Mortgage and Repayment Agreement

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board requesting approval to sign the Satisfaction of Mortgage and Satisfaction of Repayment Agreement for Gordon E. Olson and Lynette C. Olson which is fully paid and satisfied.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to authorize Chairman Todd Beckel and John W. Hoscheid to sign the Satisfaction of Repayment Agreement and the Mortgage Agreement dated August 15, 1995 for Gordon E. Olson and Lynette C. Olson, husband and wife. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

TNT MEETING

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board requesting the board to set the 2013 TNT meeting.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to set December 11, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. for TNT meeting. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Land Leases

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board to discuss the Land Leases that the county has and cost per acre and length of lease dates. The board requested that County Auditor, County Assessor and Chairman of the Board look at pricing on the Land Leases and the length of leases.

Car Bids

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board and presented the Sealed Bid Tally Sheet for the surplus county vehicles and requested approval to sell to the highest bidders.

2007 Chevrolet                                   1999 Ford                               2000 Chevrolet                           1999 GMC

Paul Pedersen  $7,888             Beau Abbey     $1,500                        Cr Savers LP    $1,100     Cr Savers         $730

Cr. Savers LP    $7,680                        Cr Savers LP      $1,260                       Darren Olson    $   735                Roy Sandstrom $501

                                                Aaron  Gubbels $1,050                       Kent Hanson    $  670       Beau Abbey      $500

                                                Kent Hanson    $ 820              Walt Scribner  $  501 

                                                Gary Nicol       $ 625              Beau Abbey   $   500

                                                Roy Sandstrom $ 501

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to sell the 2007 Chevrolet to Paul Pederson for $7,888, 1999 Ford to Beau Abbey for $1,500, 2000 Chevrolet to Credit Savers LP for $1,100 and 1999 GMC to Credit Savers LP in the amount of $740. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

2013 Proposed Budget and Tax Levy

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board requesting approval for the 2013 Proposed Budget and Tax Levy.

Resolution Adopting

Proposed 2013 Budget and Tax Levy

Resolution   2012-09-01

The following Resolution was proposed and moved for adoption by Commissioner Ed Arnesen:

WHEREAS, the Proposed County Budget for the year 2013 has been reviewed by the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners; and

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the following Proposed Budget and Tax Levy is hereby adopted for the Lake of the Woods County for 2013:

Revenue Fund                                               $ 1,334,803

Road & Bridge Fund                                    $    449,580

Social Services Fund                                     $    603,935

Economic Development Authority Fund    $      60,000

2013 Proposed Budget and Tax Levy         $ 2,448,318             

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following amounts be levied against the unorganized townships of Lake of the Woods County for 2013:

                        Twp Road & Bridge                                     $   437,555*

                        Twp Fire – Baudette                                      $     21,000

                        Twp Fire – Williams                                      $     32,738

                        Twp Fire – NW Angle                                   $       6,500

                        Total                                                               $   497,793

2013                

$437,555 for Township Road & Bridge includes $12,000 which is specifically levied to Northwest Angle residents for Calcium Chloride(inc2,000).  ($415,175 + $10,380(2.5%inc) = $425,555)(425,555+12,000=437,555)

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

SWCD

Chairman Todd Beckel discussed a letter the board received from the SWCD encouraging the County Board to develop a comprehensive drainage policy. Commissioner Arnesen and Moorman will look into drainage policy and present a policy to the board and SWCD at a later date for consideration.

Recess

The meeting was called to recess at 9:50 a.m. and reconvened at 9:59 a.m. as follows:

County Assessor

Chairman Todd Beckel discussed the re-appointment of County Assessor, Mary Jo Otten. He informed the board that her term is ending December of 2012.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson that Mary Jo Otten is re-appointed to the position of County Assessor of Lake of the Woods County for a four-year term, beginning January 1, 2012. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Grain Communication Tower

The board discussed the Grain Communication Tower Lease. Commissioner Hanson reported that he presented the proposed Grain Communications Tower Lease to the County Attorney for his review.  The Tower Committee reviewed the proposal; felt that the pricing was low and that Grain Communications needs to file for a Conditional Use Permit before the committee will move on with their request.

Broadband Grant

Commissioner Hanson presented a letter of request from the Broadband Steering Committee requesting a letter of support from the county for the Blandin Broadband Grant in the amount of $75,000 for the expansion of the availability of broadband in Lake of the Woods. The consensus of the board was to write a letter of support for this grant.

Old/New Business:

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

Land Trade- still working on

Red Lake Tribe/NWA Issues- see below

Township Road Inventory/ATV Ordinance- October 9, 2012 Public Hearing

Inventory- check with HR to see when Inventory will be done

Beaver – none

Clementson Bridge Property/Water Accesses-none

2012 Goals and Projects- working on

Grant Policy and Expenditures-none

L/W Area Park & Trails-none

LOW Broad Band/Communications-add to agenda

NWA Airport

Commissioner Patty Beckel discussed a letter she received from Emory Vaagen, Airport Manger in regards to a feasibility study for the NW Angle Airport. SHE engineer will do the feasibility study for a special price of $2,000. The state will cover this project on an 80/20 grant leaving the county’s share at $400.00.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to contribute $400.00 for the Feasibility Study at the NW Angle Airport with SEH engineering with the funding from the Commissioners’ budget. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Committee Reports

Commissioner Arnesen reported that they had a Comp Worth meeting with department heads and will meet with them this afternoon.

Commissioner Patty Beckel discussed the Criminal Justice Initiative Reform.

Commissioner Todd Beckel discussed the Joint Powers Meeting and Land-Use Committee meeting.

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid reminded the board of the MCIT training courses on September 19 in Thief River Falls and September 20 in Grand Rapids.

County Attorney

County Attorney, Phil Miller met with the board to discuss the class action suit with MN Counties and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on the deed taxes they did not pay on properties the corporations owned during the foreclosure crisis in Minnesota.

With no further business before the County Board, Chairman Todd Beckel called the meeting to recess at 11:07 a.m.

Attest:                                                                                     Approved: September 25, 2012

_______________________________                                  _______________________________

John W. Hoscheid, County Auditor                                       Todd Beckel, Chairman of the Board

Commissioner Proceedings

September 25, 2012

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, September 25, 2012. Chairman Todd Beckel called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners Todd Beckel, Arnesen, Tom Hanson, Patty Beckel and Ken Moorman.  Also present were: County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid, Deputy Auditor Janet Rudd, John Oren and Brian Peterson.

Approval of Agenda

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve the agenda with the following additions: Josh Stromlund travel, Minnkota Tower Lease and Land Fill Visit. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.  

Approval of Consent Agenda

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the consent agenda as follows: Travel for Boyd Johnson to St. Cloud on October 2-5 for MN GIS/LIS Conference and to Brainerd on October 10-12 for Right of Way Professional Workshop, Josh Stromlund to St. Cloud on September 30-Ooctober 1 for Round Table Water Planning. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Minutes

Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman to approve September 11, 2012 regular board minutes. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Patty Beckel and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

SOCIAL SERVICES

Claims

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

Motion

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

                                                Commissioner Warrants        $    4,754.53                                                                                                      Commissioner Warrants        $  29,048.75

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

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICE OF MINNESOTA (LLS)

Brink Center

LLS Director, Cindy Christopherson met with the board and presented the LLS Senior Nutrition count for meals on wheels and meals served at the Brink Center.

Recess

The meeting was called to recess at 9:24 a.m. and reconvened at 9:30 a.m. as follows:

WES JOHNSON

Wet Lands/Agriculture Lands

Wes Johnson along with many other area farms met with the board to discuss the concerns of Agriculture Lands being purchased and turning them into Wetlands. The group addressed the board on what the county plans are to keep Agriculture Business here. They suggested a No-Net loss of Agriculture Lands to Wetlands. Chairman Todd Beckel thanked the area farms for addressing the board on their concerns.

Recess

The meeting was called to recess at 10:30 a.m. and reconvened at 10:35 a.m. as follows:

VETERANS SERVICE OFFICER

Veterans Service Officer, Rick Rone met with the board and reviewed the 2nd Quarterly Report and presented the 2012 Health Care Benefits Overview handout.

SHERIFF

ATV Grant

Chairman Todd Beckel reviewed the Off Highway Vehicle Enforcement Grant (ATV) that was placed on the agenda for approval in the amount of $13,311.

Motion

Motion by Commissioner Moorman to approve the 2012 ATV/OHV grant effective October 1, 2012 thru June 30, 2013, in the amount of 13,311, and authorize County Sheriff, Gary Fish and Chairman Todd Beckel to sign. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

Federal Boat and Water Grant Extension

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid informed the board that County Sheriff, Gary Fish requested an amendment for the Federal Boat and Water Grant.

 Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve of the amendment to the Federal Boat and Water Grant as requested by County Sheriff, Gary Fish and authorize County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid, County Sheriff, Gary Fish and Chairman Todd Beckel to sign the amendment. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

AUDITOR

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

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

                                      Revenue                   $           24,211.75       

                                      Road & Bridge        $           36,271.20

                                      County Develp.       $             2,724.16

                                      Solid Waste             $            71,233.19

                                      EDA                        $              6,536.17       

                      140,976.47       

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 9/25/2012 For Payment 9/28/2012

Vendor Name                                      Amount

Arnesen/Ed                                                5,336.51

Brown/Terry                                              2,090.51

Frohreich & Mollberg Const Inc              2,162.52

Holiday                                                     2,195.83

Jake’s Quality Tire Inc                             9,311.05

M-R Sign Co, Inc                                      2,472.92

Northwest Angle&Island Freight,Inc       2,400.00

Northwest Community Action, Inc           2,692.40

Strata Corp, Inc                                       20,217.23

Synergy Graphics, Inc                             4,176.46

Widseth Smith Nolting&Asst Inc            2,540.67

Wilkens Industries                                  68,700.75

51 Payments less than  2000      16,679.62

Final Total:    140,976.47

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

                                                September 12, 2012           $         2,556.79

                                                September 19, 2012           $       36,451.08        

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

Extension Contract

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board requesting approval 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.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Patty Beckel to approve the MN Extension Contract between Lake of the Woods County and the Regents of the University of Minnesota, Extension Unit effective January 1, 2013 and ending December 31, 2015 and authorizes Chairman Todd Beckel and County Attorney, Philip Miller to sign. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.  

Minnkota Power Cooperative Tower Lease

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board requesting approval to enter into a Tower Space User Agreement with Minnkota Power Cooperative.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to enter into the Tower Space User Agreement between Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc. and Lake of the Woods County effective September 25, 2012 for five (5) years and authorize County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid, Chairman Todd Beckel and County Attorney, Philip Miller to sing the agreement. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

County Health Insurance

County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid met with the board and informed the board that County Health Insurance rate for 2013 increased by 3.2 %.

Recess

The meeting was called to recess at 10:58 a.m. and reconvened at 11:00 a.m. as follows:

Land and Water Planning

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board and presented the findings and facts for consideration for a Conditional Use Permit for Knife River Materials for extractive operations, including blasting, aggregate excavation, aggregate washing and temporary use of a hot mix asphalt plant. Josh acknowledged that five letters were received and comments were heard from the floor. Josh reviewed the following Findings and Facts with the board:

Name of Applicant:  Knife River Materials (Steff Basgaard, Agent)            Date:  September 25, 2012

Location/Legal Description:  W½SW¼NE¼; s. 330’ of Gov. Lot 3; SE¼NW¼; NE¼SW¼; W½NW¼SE¼  of Section 5, Township 162N, R. 34W, Lake of the Woods County, MN.

Project Proposal:  Applicant is requesting a Conditional Use Permit to allow the continuation of an extractive use consisting of blasting, aggregate excavation and aggregate washing, and temporary use of a hot mix asphalt plant in a Natural Environment District.

  1. Is the project proposal consistent with the Lake of the Woods County Comprehensive Land Use Plan?                                                                                                           YES (X) NO (  )  N/A (  )

Why or why not?  Other quarries in same area.

2. Is the project proposal consistent with maintaining the public health, safety, and welfare?

            YES (X)  NO (  )  N/A (  )

Why or why not?  Because of restrictions and compliance of State and County rules and regulations.

3. Is the project proposal consistent with the goal of preventing and controlling water pollution, including sedimentation and nutrient loading?                                                  YES (X) NO (  )  N/A (  )

Why or why not?  Impoundments.

4. Will the project proposal not adversely affect the site’s existing topography, drainage features, and vegetative cover?                                                                                                  YES (X)  NO (  )  N/A (  )

Why or why not?  Extraction pit will not adversely affect area.

5. Is the project proposal’s site location reasonable in relation to any floodplain and/or floodway of rivers or tributaries?                                                                                          YES (  )  NO (  )  N/A (X)

Why or why not? ______________________________________________________

6. Has the erosion potential of the site based upon the degree and direction of slope, soil type and existing vegetative cover been adequately addressed for the project proposal?

                                                                                                                        YES (X) NO (  ) N/A (  )

Why or why not? Rock ridge.

7.  Is the site in harmony with existing and proposed access roads?             YES (X)  NO (  )  N/A (  )

Why or why not?  Serviced by county roads.

8. Is the project proposal compatible with adjacent land uses?                    YES (X)  NO (  )  N/A (  )

Why or why not?  Nearby quarry.

9. Does the project proposal have a reasonable need to be in a shoreland location?

                                                                                                                        YES (  )  NO (  ) N/A (X)

Why or why not? ______________________________________________________

10. Is the amount of liquid waste to be generated reasonable and the proposed sewage disposal system adequate to accommodate the project proposal?                                                    YES (  )  NO (  )  N/A (X)

Why or why not? ______________________________________________________

11. Will the visibility of structures and other facilities as viewed from public waters comply with Section 901 of the Zoning Ordinance?                                                                             YES (  )  NO (  )  N/A (X)

Why or why not? ______________________________________________________

12. Is the site adequate for water supply and on-site sewage treatment systems?

                                                                                                                          YES (  )  NO (  ) N/A (X)

Why or why not? ______________________________________________________

13. Are the affected public waters suited to and able to safely accommodate the types, uses, and numbers of watercraft that the project proposal will generate?                             YES (  )  NO (  )  N/A (X)

Why or why not? ______________________________________________________

14. If the project proposal includes above ground or below ground storage tanks for petroleum or other hazardous material that is subject to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) requirements, has a permit been sought?                                                YES (X)  NO (  )  N/A (  )

Why or why not?  Permits in hand.

15. Will there be fencing and/or other screening provided to buffer the project proposal from adjacent properties?                                                                                                YES (X)  NO (  )  N/A (  )

Why or why not?  Berms north and west – trees to the south.   

16. If signage is associated with the project proposal, has the applicant demonstrated the need for the number and size requested, and minimized the visual appearance as viewed from adjacent properties to the extent possible?                                                                               YES (X)  NO (  )  N/A (  )

Why or why not?  DOT regulations. Trucks hauling signs as appropriate.

17. If the project proposal will generate additional traffic to or from the site, has the applicant adequately demonstrated how the additional traffic and parking is to be addressed?

                                                                                                        YES (X) NO (  ) N/A (  )

Why or why not?  Parking off road – employees only.

The specific conditions of approval are as follows:  1 through 5 as noted in minuets, which are as follows:

  1. Guarantee protection of water supplies of adjacent property owners from activities related to the conditional use permit.
  2. Normal operating hours are six (6) days per week, Monday through Saturday, 5:00 am to 10:00 pm for asphalt hot mix plant and/or crusher operations.
  3. Notice of blasting and/or twenty-four (24) hour crushing operations is to be sent to landowners within one (1) mile of the property line.
  4. Twenty-four (24) hours per six (6) days a week, Monday through Saturday, crushing is allowed only for County or State funded projects.
  5. Twenty-four (24) hours a day crushing operations are limited to a maximum of thirty-six (36) operating days per year. If maximum operating days are exceeded, crushing operation hours must be limited to the normal operating hours as outlined in Condition #2 above.
  6. Annual review subject to operations exceeding normal operating hours.

The Lake of the Woods County Planning Commission hereby recommends to the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners that this proposal be:

Approved  as Presented  (  )       Approved with Conditions  (X)             Denied  (  )

                                                                                    _____________________________________

                                                                                                            Todd Beckel

                                                                                                        Chair, County Board

This is in accordance with Section 1204 of the Lake of the Woods County Zoning Ordinance.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson to approve the Conditional Use Permit for Knife River Material for extractive operations, including blasting, aggregate excavation, aggregate washing and temporary use of a hot mix asphalt plant with the following six conditions: 1)  Guarantee protection of water supplies of adjacent property owners from activities related to the conditional use permit. 2)

Normal operating hours are six (6) days per week, Monday through Saturday, 5:00 am to 10:00 pm for asphalt hot mix plant and/or crusher operations. 3) Notice of blasting and/or twenty-four (24) hour crushing operations is to be sent to landowners within one (1) mile of the property line. 4) Twenty-four (24) hours per six (6) days a week, Monday through Saturday, crushing is allowed only for County or State funded projects.  5) Twenty-four (24) hours a day crushing operations are limited to a maximum of thirty-six (36) operating days per year. 6)  If maximum operating days are exceeded, crushing operation hours must be limited to the normal operating hours as outlined in Condition #2 above. Annual review is subject to operations exceeding normal operating hours. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

HRDC

HRDC Development Specialist, Josh Pearson met with the board and reviewed the Baudette Area Trails Plan, and the objectives and strategies of the implementation of the trails system in the next two to three years.

Resolution

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

BAUDETTE AREA TRAILS PLAN ADOPTION

Resolution No. 12-09-02

WHEREAS, the Headwaters Regional Development Commission (HRDC) began working on Active Living in the Bemidji Area in 2008 and developed a region-wide approach with the completion of an Active Living Strategic Plan in July 2010, in partnership with the North Country Health Board via the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP); and

WHEREAS, the Headwaters Regional Development Commission entered into contract with the County of Lake of the Woods and the City of Baudette to develop a Trails Strategic Plan in the Baudette Area; and

WHEREAS, the HRDC has committed to helping the County and City of Baudette implement the strategies and actions outlined in the Baudette Area Trails Plan and

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the HRDC asks and recommends the adoption by the Lake of the Woods County Commission of the Baudette Area Trails Plan.

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

Recess

The meeting was called to recess at 12:25 p.m. and reconvened at 1:04 p.m. as follows:

Public Works Director

Northwestern Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Presentation

Chairman Todd Beckel welcomed Minnesota State Patrol, Captain Mike Hanson and Northwest Toward Zero Death Coordinator (TZD) Holly Kostrzewski to the meeting. Captain Hanson informed the board that the TZD Cornerstone is the Four “E” approach, Enforcement, Engineering, Education& Outreach and Emergency Medical & Trauma Services; and the TZD’s strategic goals are to establish the vision of TZD as a priority for all state and local agencies and units of government, create and strengthen traffic safety partnerships and promote and implement effective traffic safety initiative. Chairman Todd Beckel thanked them for their presentation to the board.

Special Use Permit- Snowmobile Trail

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board requesting approval to issue a special use permit to the Border Trails Snowmobile Club to permit construction and maintenance of a snowmobile trail within Lake of the Woods County right- of- way.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen to authorize Public Works Director, Tim Erickson to issue a Special Use Permit to Border Trails Snowmobile Club for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, and supervising a snowmobile trail in Lake of the Woods County within the right- of -way of CSAH 1,2,6,7,8,12,14,35 and CR 81,98,110,165and 167 and to authorize, Public Works Director, Tim Erickson, Chairman Todd Beckel and County Auditor, John W. Hoscheid to sign. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.

CR 33

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson discussed the right-of- way on CR 33 and will  bring back a plan to discuss CR 33 options.

LANDFILL VISIT

County Board of Commissioners left the Government Center to tour the County Landfill to see how the new Grinding machine operates.

Recess

With no further business before the County Board, Chairman Todd Beckel called the meeting to recess at 4:15 p.m.

Attest:                                                                                     Approved: October 9, 2012

_______________________________                                  _______________________________

John W. Hoscheid, County Auditor                                       Todd Beckel, Chairman of the Board