May 26, 2015
pursuant to MN. Statute 331A.01, subd. 10
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The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in the Commissioners’ Room at the Government Center.
Call to Order-Chairman Arnesen called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners Ed Arnesen, Buck Nordlof, Ken Moorman, Patty Beckel and Tom Hanson. Also present were: County Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson, Deputy Auditor /Treasurer Janet Rudd and Woody Fiala.
Approval of Agenda-Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to approve the agenda with the following additions: Change letter of resignation to request for medical leave, personnel committee recommendations for job descriptions and grade level change and bush trailer.
Approval of Consent Agenda-None
Approval of Minutes-Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Norldof and carried unanimously to approve the official and summarized minutes of May 12, 2015.
auditor/treasurer-Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Hanson and carried unanimously to approve the claims against the county as follows: Revenue $ 84,669.42; Road & Bridge $5,524.74; Co. Develop $ 15,550.00; Solid Waste $2,598.59; EDA $3,405.50;Taxes & Penalties$58.21
WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved On 5/26/2015 For Payment 5/29/2015
Vendor Name Amount
M-R Sign Co, Inc 15,550.00
MN Dept of Employment & Economic Develop 5,000.00
North East Technical Service,Inc 2,312.50
Northern Light Region 2,179.14
Northwest Community Action, Inc 2,893.00
Rtvision Inc 2,060.00
Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc 58,300.00
54 Payments less than $2000 19,511.82
Final Total: $ 111,806.46
Further moved to authorize the payment of the following auditor warrants: May 14, 2015 $86,858.26, May 19, 2015$86,212.30.
Liquor LicenseMotion was made by Commissioner Beckel to approve the following 2014 On/Off Sale and Sunday Liquor License; On-Sale Sunday Liquor License; Off-Sale Only, Cigarette Licenses and 3.2 on and Off Sale Malt Liquor License as permitted by County Sheriff, Gary Fish and County Attorney, James Austad:On/Off Sale and Sunday Liquor License: Adrian’s Resort, DACH -Angle Inn Lodge, Ballard’s Resort, Borderview Lodge, Morris Point Lakeview Lodge, PCE-Riverbend Resort, Rock Harbor Lodge, J&L Hennum-Sportsman’s Lodge, T&N Briggs-Wigwam Resort, Zippel Bay Resort, Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge; Bugsy’s on Bostic; On-Sale and Sunday Liquor License:
First Ice Enterprises-Cyrus Resort, Ken-Mar-Ke Resort, Blue Eyed Chief Bar & Grill, Wheelers Point Resort, Bathel Enterprises- Slims Resort and Elkhorn Outfitters-Riverview Resort;
Off-Sale Only: Log Cabin Liquors Inc; Cigarette License: Ballard’s Resort, Bay Store, Borderview Lodge, Cenex, City of Williams, City of Baudette, First Ice Enterprises-Cyrus Resort, Border Bait, Holiday Station, Howard’s, Jeanette Mcatee, Lake of the Woods Foods, Log Cabin Bait, Log Cabin Liquors, Long Point Resort, Morris Point Lakeview Lodge, Rock Harbor Lodge, Slims Resort, Sportsman’s Lodge, Sportsman’s of Oak Island Lodge, Sunset Lodge, Andy’s Garages, Wheeler’s Point, Zippel Bay Resort;
3.2 On-Sale Malt Liquor: Long Point Resort, Ships Wheel and Oak Island Resort;
3.2 Off-Sale Malt Liquor:Angle Outpost, Bay Store, Cyrus Resort, Border Bait, Blue Eyed Chief Bar & Grill, Long Point Resort, Flag Island. Oak Island Resort, Rock Harbor Lodge, Log Cabin Bait,
Set-Up License: Ships Wheel Resort.The motion was seconded by Commissioner Norldof and the same being put to a vote was unanimously carried with Commissioner Arnesen abstaining from voting.
Social Services Claims-Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to approve the following claims against the county; Commissioners’ Warrants$ 8,867.40; Commissioners’ Warrants $24,330.16.
YEARS OF SERVICEChairman Arnesen thanked Social Service Director, Nancy Wendler on all shed has done and accomplished in her years of service for Lake of the Woods County on behalf of the board.
The following resolution was offered by Commissioner Arnesen and moved for adoption:Recognition of years of service, Nancy Wendler-Resolution 2015 – 05– 03
Whereas: Nancy Wendler has served the residents of Lake of the Woods County since March 19, 1984; Whereas: Nancy is retiring from Lake of the Woods County service effective May 29, 2015 with thirty–one years of service; Now Therefore, Be it Resolved: That Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners extends its deepest appreciation to Nancy for her dedicated service and wishes her well on her retirement;The resolution was seconded by Commissioner Moorman and the same being put to a vote, was unanimously carried.
CORRESPONDENCE/COMMITTEE REPORTS: Northwest Community Action- Open House June 19; 2001 Diamond Transit Bus; NWCA- score grant plan.
Recess-The meeting was called to recess at 9:40 a.m. and reconvened at 9:48 a.m. as follows:
county surveyor-County Surveyor, Donn Rasmussen met with the board requesting approval for a Surveyor’s Certificate of own plat errors; corrections pursuant to MN Statutes, Section 505.174. Donn informed the board that when Surveyor J.S. Gjelhaug created this plat there was an error which needs to be corrected on the Wigwam Boulevard section of the plat. The board reviewed the corrected plat information with Donn.,Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Moorman and carried unanimously to approve the Certificate of Plat Correction and authorize County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson and Chairman Arnesen to sign the following:
Pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statues, Chapter 505.175, I, Donn R. Rasmussen, a duly Licensed Land Surveyor in and for the state of Minnesota Declares as follows: That the plat of WHEELER’S POINT dated August 23, 1922 and filed on December 6, 1922 in the Office of the County Recorder, Beltrami County, Minnesota, as Document No. 103906 and refiled on December 24, 1925 in the Office of the County Recorder, Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota, as Document Number 4128, was prepared by J.A. Gjelhaug who is not now available for the following reason; Deceased. That said plat contains errors, omissions, or defects described in particular as follows: The dimension across Wigwam Boulevard along the southwesterly extension of the southeasterly line of River Drive, shown on the plat as “39.93, is in error. That said plat is hereby corrected in particular as follows:
Wigwam Boulevard is designated on the plat as being 33 feet wide. The correct dimension, as mathematically calculated based on the angle between Wigwam Boulevard and River Drive as shown on the plat, is 34.93. I hereby certify that this Surveyor’s Certificate of Plat Correction was prepared by me or under my direct supervision and that I am a dully Licensed Surveyor under the laws of the State of Minnesota. Don R. Rasmussen Licensed Land Surveyor, MN License No. 16102, April 23, 2015.
WELLNESS COMMITTEE-Angie Eason, Steve Sindelir and Curt Nuss met with the board to discuss the Profile by Sanford, which is a weight management program designed by Sanford Health physicians and scientists, as a Simple, Effective & Sustainable solution for weight loss. Angie informed the board that if Lake of the Woods County signs the participation Profile by Sanford, employees receive discounted prices for this program. The consensus of the board was that they supported this program and authorized Chairman Arnesen, County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson and Wellness Committee Chair, Angie Eason to sign. The committee also discussed a possibility to have an Employee Garden behind the Public Works Department. The board concurred that the committee could go forward with the Employee Garden; also discussed a bike rack to be set up outside thru the Wellness Committee, the board gave consensus that it would be acceptable for the Wellness Committee to place a bike rack on county grounds.
LAND AND WATER PLANNING –Conditional Use- J&L Hennum, Inc.
Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund presented an application for Conditional Use Permit for J&L Hennum, Inc. to allow a commercial business consisting of off-season storage of ice fishing house rental units in a Low Density Residential District and informed the board that the Planning Commission reviewed the application and recommends for approval. Motion was made by Commissioner Nordlof, Seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to approve the Conditional with conditions. This is in accordance with Section 1204 of the Lake of the Woods County Zoning Ordinance.
DITCH MAINTENANCE-The following were present to discuss Ditch Maintenance with the board; Jim Heins, Joe Grund, Don Smith, Terry Waibel, Jon Waibel, Mel Mollberg, George Swentik, Vern Horntvedt, David Marhula, Gary Bailey, Greg Cole, Steve Ellis, Mike Reed and Jon Waibel. Individuals discussed their concerns of the conditions of the ditches, outlets not being cleaned, and outlets on private property that are blocked and beaver bounty. They discussed a ditch plan, cost share program for cleaning ditches, and communication difficulties with Public Works officials. The board discussed contacting Rinke-Noonan Law Firm, County Ditch Attorney for legal advice on cleaning ditches.
HUMAN RESOURCES-Human Resource Director, Karen Ose met with the board to discuss her medical leave request. The consensus of the board was to honor Karen’s medical leave request as needed. Department Heads Evaluations-Karen informed the board that she is half way through department head evaluation format.
Job Classifications-Human Resource Director, Karen Ose and Social Service Director, Nancy Wendler met with the board to discuss MN Merit System and job classification changes and adjustments.
Motion- was made by Commissioner Nordlof, seconded by Commissioner Hanson and unanimously carried to Change the following: Craig Severs from Child Support Officer to Child Support Supervisor 1, points 282, Grade 12, Step 2 at $19.90 per hour effective June 7, 2015; Angie Eason from Lead Eligibility Worker to Financial Assistance Supervisor 1, points 295, Grade 13, Step 4 at $22.05 per hour effective June 7, 2015 ; Christine Hultman job title from Fiscal Officer to Fiscal Supervisor 1, points 282, Grade 12, step 4, $20.80 per hour effective June 7, 2015.
Brush Trailer-Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board and explained that the “Brush Trailer” has not been placed yet at the county’s storage shed for they are making signs and fixing the lights and brakes.
RECESS-The meeting was called to recess at 12:35 p.m. and reconvened at 1:12 p.m. as follows:
GREAT NORTHERN TRANSMISSION LINE- Jim Atiksons, Environmental Lead with Great Northern Transmission Line met with the board to review the proposed routes for the new transmission line. The board is not favorable to the blue route because it affects more land owners. The board prefers the orange route.
LAND AND WATER PLANNING-Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund presented and reviewed an application for Conditional Use Permit for Wheeler’s Point Sanitary District to construct a Wastewater treatment facility in a Natural Environment Area District and informed the board that the Planning Commission reviewed the application and recommends for approval. The following correspondence was acknowledge, Sherri Olson e-mail. Motion- was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Hanson and unanimously carried to approve the Conditional Use Permit for Wheeler’s Point Sanitary District with conditions. This is in accordance with Section 1204 of the Lake of the Woods County Zoning Ordinance.
GEORGE SWENTIK-George Swentik met with the board to discuss communication issues that he has encountered with the Public Works department and drainage concerns.
Recess-With no further business before the board, Chairman Arnesen called the meeting to recess at 4:05 p.m.
Attest: Approved: May 26, 2015
Lorene Hanson, Chairman of the Board, Edward Arnesen