Lake of the Woods County Commissioners Proceedings (1111)

Commissioner Proceedings

September 22, 2015

pursuant to MN. Statute 331A.01, subd. 10

 the published material is only a summary and the full text is available for public inspection

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The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, in the Commissioners’ Room at the Government Center.

Call to Order-Vice -Chairman Moorman called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners Buck Nordlof, Ken Moorman, Tom Hanson, and Patty Beckel. Absent- Commissioner Ed Arnesen. Also present were:  Deputy Auditor/Treasurer Janet Rudd, County Attorney, James Austad and Woody Fiala.

Approval of Agenda-Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the agenda with the following additions: Mid State Co-op Appointment.

APPROVAL of Consent Agenda-Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Hanson and carried unanimously to approve the consent agenda as follows: – Mary Jo Otten to Brainerd on October 4-7 for MAAO Conference; Craig Severs to St. Cloud on October 4-7 for MFSRC Fall Conference.

Approval of Minutes-Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to approve the official and summarized minutes of September 8, 2015.

-SOCIAL SERVICES-Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the following claims against the county Commissioners’ Warrants $19,047.43, Commissioners’ Warrants $ 22,934.72, Commissioners’ Warrants $ 1,200.00            

Social Workers-Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Hanson and carried unanimously to approve the hiring of Social Worker, Trainee, Joanna Onstad, effective date September 28, 2015 at grade 12, step 1, $19.45, points 282 and Child Protection Social Worker, Alison Hauger, effective date October 12, 2015 at grade 12, step 1, $19.45, points 282,( reliant  upon continuance of funding from the State of Minnesota,  which was passed by the 2015  Minnesota Legislature for child protection staffing and services.) 

auditor/treasurer-Motion was made by Commissioner Nordlof, seconded by Commissioner Hanson and carried unanimously to approve the claims against the county as follows: Revenue

$14,278.24, Road & Bridge $74,969.94, Natl Resc Enhanc  $3,113.53, Solid Waste $5,514.49 , EDA                            $    2,570.00.                               WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 9/22/2015 For Payment 9/25/2015

Vendor Name                                                          Amount

Cenex Co-Op Services, Inc.                                                      9,851.84

Farmers Union Oil Co.                                                               3,624.30

Hasler                                                                                           2,000.00

Northwest Community Action, Inc                                              2,570.00

Rinke-Noonan                                                                              3,113.53

Titan Energy Systems, Inc                                                         2,060.00

Wikstrom Telephone Co.,Inc                                                    56,702.20

Ziegler, Inc                                                                                   4,201.46

45 Payments less than 2000   16,322.87

Final Total:  100,446.20

Further moved to authorize the payment of the following auditor warrants:  September 11, 2015               $   253,560.02, September 16, 2015 $1,349,879.80.

NW MN Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #8-Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the application for exempt permit for NW MN Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #8 to conduct lawful gambling for raffles on February 22, 2016 at Sportsman’s Lodge.

MID STATE COMPUTER COOPERATIVE-Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to appoint MIS/GIS Director, Peder Hovland as delegate #1, and County Assessor, Mary Jo Otten, as delegate #2 to the Mid State Computer Cooperative as representatives for Lake of the Woods County

COUNTY ATTORNEY-County Attorney, James Austad met with the board and gave the following updates: Leader Ship Forum, Drug Sentencing, Court Room- Cameras, Felon Voting Rights, MPCA, Drug Free Community Grant.

HUMAN RESOURCES-Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and carried unanimously to authorize Human Resource Director, Karen Ose and County Sheriff, Gary Fish to hire a part-time dispatcher at grade 10, step 1 $17.34 , points 237.

SHERIFF-Resolution- FOR I/MOBILE SYSTEM-Resolution No. 15-06- 07

The following resolution was offered by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Hanson and carried unanimously the following resolution: WHEREAS, Sheriff Gary Fish has met with Lake of the  Woods County Board to discuss mobile data computing between the Lake of the Woods County Sheriff’s Department and the State of Minnesota; andWHEREAS, the purpose of this agreement is for the State to provide Lake of the Woods County Sheriff’s Department with access to the State’s I/Mobile System; thru software purchased and installed by the county on county laptop computers mounted in the patrol vehicles; and WHEREAS, the term of this agreement shall be from January 1, 2015(or the date the State obtains all required signatures) thru December 31, 2016;  NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners hereby adopts this joint powers agreement and authorizes Chairman Arnesen and County Sheriff, Gary Fish to sign.

RECESS-The meeting was called to recess at 9:55 a.m. and reconvened at 10:08 a.m. as follows:

LAND AND WATER PLANNING-Land and Water Planning Assistant Zoning Inspector, Steve Sindelir met with the board and presented an application for a Zone Change from Residential/Natural Environment to Commercial -Recreation for Dale and Connie Peterson to allow the applicant to conduct a commercial business consisting of a Commercial- Recreational Area. Steve informed the board that the Planning Commissions did approve the application with conditions. Steve reviewed the Finding and Facts with the board:-Motion-Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to approve the Zone Change from Residential/Natural Environment to Commercial-Recreation for Dale and Connie Peterson to allow the applicants to conduct a commercial business consisting of a Commercial-Recreational Area with the following conditions: Follow State guidelines and County guidelines.

PUBLIC WORKS-County Road 17

Public Works Director, Tim Erickson met with the board and informed the board that he contacted the MnDOT Office of Traffic Safety regarding the curve on CSAH 17.  Tim will continue working with the MN MnDOT Office of Traffic Safety. Tim also informed the board that they had a set back with Class 5 gravel, and are now continuing with the construction project.

RECESS-The meeting was called to recess at 10.54 a.m. and reconvened at 11:00 a.m. as follows:

PUBLIC HEARING, EXCLUSIVE OFF SALE

Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and carried unanimously to close the regular meeting at 11:00 a.m. and open the Public Hearing as advertised pursuant to MN Statue §340A.405, Intoxicating Liquor; Off-Sale Licenses, subd. (d). present were:  Commissioners Moorman, Beckel, Hanson and Nordlof. Also present were Deputy Auditor/Treasure, Janet Rudd, and County Attorney, James Austad. Other Public in attendance was Nels Holte, Attorney Eric Nerland and Woody Fiala. Vice-Chairman Moorman commented that the Public Notice of hearing was advertised for consideration of an Off-Sale Exclusive Liquor License to hear testimony by all parties present,  that this potential exclusive off sale premises will not be within the three mile boundary of any statutory or home rule city that has established a municipal liquor store before August 1, 1991 and is not located within the one mile of any boundary of a statutory or home rule city that had established a municipal liquor store before August 1, 1991. Commissioner Beckel commented that the location of the property Lot 7 & 8, Morris Point Estates is zoned commercial and that is where the potential exclusive off sale building is proposed to be located.  Vice-Chairman Moorman noted that no correspondence had been received for this public hearing.

Motion-Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to close the Public Hearing at 11:05 a.m. and open the regular session.

Motion-Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to allow a potential exclusive off sale license to Nels Holte, contingent upon applying for and Exclusive Off-Sale Liquor License,  that all requirements are met for the approval of the license.

RECESS-With no further business before the board, Vice-Chairman Moorman called the meeting to recess at 11:06 a.m.

Attest:                                                                                                            Approved: October 13, 2015

______________________                                                                ______________________________

Janet E. Rudd                                                                                      Ken Moorman

Deputy Auditor/Treasurer                                                                 Vice-Chairman of the Board

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