Lake of the Woods County Commissioner Prceedings (0310)

Commissioner Proceedings

January 26, 2016

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

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

at the lake of the woods county auditor/treasurers’ office

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website –www.lake-of-the-woods.mn.us

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, in the Commissioners’ Room at the Government Center.

Call to Order-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, Tom Hanson, Patty Beckel, Ken Moorman and Ed Arnesen.  Also present were:  County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson, Deputy Auditor/Treasurer Janet Rudd and Woody Fiala.

Approval of Agenda Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the agenda with the following additions:  MRCC and travel for Hazardous Waste Training.

APPROVAL of Consent Agenda-Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Hanson and carried unanimously to approve the consent agenda as follows: for Boyd Johnson to attend the Mn/DOT Survey Technical Workshop on March 15-17, in Brainerd; Ted Furbish to attend the 2016 Spring Solid Waste Landfill Operator Refresher Training on April 7, in Shakopee; Josh Stromlund and Lorene Hanson to attend Drainage and Wetland Conference in St. Cloud on February10-11; Josh Stromlund to attend the WCA Rule Making Session in St. Paul on February 2-3; Josh Stromlund to attend the WCA Rule Making Session in St. Paul on February 23-24; Lorene Hanson to attend AMC meeting on January 28-29 in Alexandria; Lorene Hanson to attend MACO conference on February 2-5 in St. Paul;  Brock Stebakken, Barry Bailey and Todd Canfield to attend Household Hazardous Waste in Duluth on April 5; Ted Furbish to attend Household Hazardous Waste in Brainerd on March 16.

Approval of Minutes-Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and carried unanimously to approve the official and summarized minutes of January 12, 2016.

AUDITOR/TREASURER-Claims

Motion-Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve the claims against the county as follows: Revenue $ 100,425.57, Road & Bridge           $ 13,659.52, Natl Resc Enhanc $ 244.50,Solid Waste $5,874.02, EDA$1,732.93

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 1/26/2016 For Payment 1/29/2016

Vendor Name                                                  Amount

Black Box Corporation                                                                    2,326.94

Compass Minerals America                                                          7,498.16

Cyber Advisors Inc                                                                        13,127.00

LOW Fair Association                                                                  25,000.00

LOW Soil & Water Cons. Dist.                                                     50,065.00

Northern Light Region                                                                    2,405.85

Nw Mn Household Hazardous                                                      4,859.90

42   Payments less than 2000     16,653.69

Final Total: 121,936.54

Further moved to authorize the payment of the following auditor warrants: January 13, 2016                    $222,949.81, January 14, 2016 $209,740.01, January 14, 2016 $ (994.87), January 20. 2016, $ 99,732.57

Office Fees-Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to approve the Office Fees for the Auditor/Treasurers office.

SOCIAL SERVICES-Claims-Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to approve the following claims: Commissioners’ Warrants $ 21,088.01, Commissioners’ Warrants $   5,442.84

                                   

Child Support Checking Account-Motion was made by Commissioner Nordlof, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to authorize Social Service Director, Amy Ballard to open a Child Support Checking Account with Border State Bank, account number 4739 and authorize Case Aid, Sheri Stebakken and Case Aid II, Shelley Pepera to sign Border State signature card.

Adult Mental Health Grant-Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve the 2016 Mental Health grant and authorize Chairman Moorman and Social Service Director, Amy Ballard to sign.

LAND AND WATER PLANNING-Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board to request approval of bid opening for Lake of the Woods County Timber Sale Permit number P4521. Josh informed the board that they received two bids, Barry Hasbargen in the amount of $28,675 and Kit Hasbargen in the amount of $26,470. Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Hanson and carried unanimously to accept the highest bid from Barry Hasbargen in the amount of $28,675 for Lake of the Woods County Timer Sale Permit #P4521.

MRCC-Commissioner Hanson informed the board that there will be a meeting at the Thief River Falls City Hall on February 3, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. to discuss proposed rules for Buffers.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT-Sirens and Face Book Page

Emergency Management Director, Jill Olson met with the board to discuss the replacing of Warning Sirens and presented three quotes to the board. Jill informed the board that she will talk with the City of Warroad, and Roseau County and possible Valley Life Flight to see if they would be willing to contribute money for the replacement of Sirens. She is also looking for grants to help with the cost of replacement; Jill also informed the board that she would like to create a Face Book Page for Emergency Management for updates. Amend Agenda-Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Nordlof and carried unanimously to amend the agenda and add Portable Radio. Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve the purchase of a Portable Radio in the amount of $500 for Emergency Management Director.

Recess-The meeting was called to recess at 10:03 a.m. and reconvened at 10:10 a.m. as follows:

MRCC-Commissioner Hanson presented the MRCC 2016 Priority Issues Listing to the board.

EXTENSION CONTRACT–Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to enter into a lease agreement with Lake of the Woods School District for office space for the Lake of the Woods County Extension Office effective January 15, 2016 thru January 31, 2017 with monthly rental charge of $500.00 per month.  

HUMAN RESOURCES-Human Resource Director, Karen Ose met with the board and reviewed the Employee Performance Review.

COMMITTEE UPDATES/OLD/NEW BUSINESS-Commissioner Arnesen informed the board that he attended a meeting with Warroad School District in regards to the NorthWest Angle School, informed the board that the Aquatic Invasive Species committee met and discussed the possibility of hiring a part-time inspector for private boat landings. The board reviewed Old/New Business.

 Recess-With no further business before the board, Chairman Moorman called the meeting to recess at 11:01 a.m.

Attest:                                                                                                            Approved: February 9, 2016

 

__________________________________                                        ______________________________

Lorene Hanson, County Auditor/Treasurer                                       Kenneth Moorman

Chairman of the Board

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