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COUNTY BOARD

September 7, 2021

Commissioner Proceedings

September 7, 2021

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in special session on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Lake of the Woods County Government Center in the Commissioners’ Room. 

CALL TO ORDER

Chair Joe Grund called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners: Joe Grund, Cody Hasbargen, Buck Nordlof, Jon Waibel and Ed Arnesen.  Also present: Auditor-Treasurer Lorene Hanson, Attorney James Austad, County Engineer AJ Pirkl.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Motion

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

PUBLIC HEARING – PETER JONES CARTWAY

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Buck Nordlof and carried unanimously to close the regular meeting at 7:05 p.m. and open the Public Hearing for the Cartway. (Pursuant to MN Statute 164.08 to establish a Cartway.)

The following were present: Commissioners: Joe Grund, Cody Hasbargen, Buck Nordlof, Jon Waibel and Ed Arnesen.  Also present: Auditor-Treasurer Lorene Hanson, Attorney James Austad, County Engineer AJ Pirkl.  In addition, attending the public hearing were: Timothy Lyon, Terry Brown, Alan Fish, David Bathel, Brandy Christian, John Dodds, and Steven Anderson.

Chair Joe Grund reviewed the cartway petition received from Peter Jones.  Grund explained that the County Board viewed the location of the proposed cartway and alternate routes on August 24, 2021.   

Attorney Steve Anderson, representing Peter Jones, discussed the cartway and the potential easements that could take place in lieu of a cartway.

Discussion was heard from the floor, regarding the different options.

RECESS
A brief recess was taken at 7:45 p.m., the public hearing continued at 8:00 p.m.

It was the consensus of the affected parties to request an extension of 30 days to review their options.

Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Ed Arnesen and carried unanimously to close the public hearing and open the regular meeting.

Motion
Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to extend a 30-day continuation to review options.  A public hearing for the cartway will be reset for Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lake of the Woods County Government Center, Commissioners Room.

RECESS
With no further business before the Board, Chair Joe Grund called the meeting to recess at 8:10 p.m.

Attest: September 14, 2021

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Auditor-Treasurer, Lorene Hanson Chair of the Board, Joe Grund