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Lake of the Woods County Commissioner Proceedings (060713)

Commissioner Proceedings

May 24, 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

 or by standard mail or electronic mail or lake of the woods county

website –www.lake-of-the-woods.mn.us

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Lake of the Woods County Government Center in the Commissioners Room.

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 Thomas Hanson, Ed Arnesen, Patty Beckel, and Ken Moorman. Absent-Buck Nordlof.  Also present were: County Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson, Deputy Auditor /Treasurer Janet Rudd, County Attorney, James Austad and Woody Fiala.

Approval of Agenda-Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to approve the agenda with the following additions: AMC District Meeting.

Approval of Consent Agenda- none 

Approval of Minutes-Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve the official and summarized minutes of May 10, 2016.

SOCIAL SERVICES-Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve the following claims against the county: Commissioners Warrants:7,686.88; Commissioners Warrants:10,238.02.

AUDITOR/TREASURER-Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to approve the claims against the county as follows: Revenue $ 65,012.47, Road & Bridge $20,014.63.

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 5/24/2016 For Payment 5/27/2016

Vendor Name                                                  Amount

Burg Electronic Recovery                                                                 16,441.60

Contech Engineered Solutions LLC                                                  14,318.80

Hasler                                                                                                   6,000.00

Marvin Home Center                                                                          3,702.64

MN Dept of Employment & Economic Develop                               6,232.00

NetWork Center Communications                                                    5,600.00

North East Technical Service,Inc                                                      4,691.50

Northwest Community Action, Inc                                                    2,354.00

Rinke-Noonan                                                                                      6,447.50

43  Payments less than 2000   19,239.06

Final Total:   85,027.10

Further moved to authorize the payment of the following auditor warrants: May 11, $ 269,170.78, May 11, $128,473.01, May 18, $51,349.10.    

Liquor License-Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously, with Commissioner Arnesen abstaining to approve the following 2016 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, Jerry’s Restaurant and Lounge,  Morris Point Lakeview Lodge, PCE-Riverbend Resort, Rock Harbor Lodge, J&L Hennum-Sportsman’s Lodge, MAWRLT Inc.-Wigwam Resort, Zippel Bay Resort, Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge; Bugsy’s on Bostic, Sunset Lodge;

On-Sale and Sunday Liquor License: First Ice Enterprises-Cyrus Resort, Flag Island, Bar and Grill, Ken-Mar-Ke Resort,  Wheelers Point Resort, Bathel Enterprises- Slims Resort;

Off-Sale Only: Log Cabin Liquors Inc. and Wash N Go Cigarette License: Ballard’s Resort, Bay Store, Borderview Lodge, Cenex, City of Williams, City of Baudette, First Ice Enterprises-Cyrus Resort, Border Bait, Dicks Head Shop,  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; 3.2 Off-Sale Malt Liquor: Angle Outpost, Bay Store, Cyrus Resort, Border Bait, Long Point Resort, Rock Harbor Lodge, Log Cabin Bait,

Secretary of State- Election Division-Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve the State of Minnesota Joint Powers Agreement between the office of the Secretary of State and Lake of the Woods County Auditor/Treasurer to engage in assistance as deemed necessary in election recount services effective November 1, 2016 thru December 31, 2016 and authorize County Auditor/Treasurer to sign.

Grant-In-Aid Trail Permit-Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Hanson and carried unanimously to authorize County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson to sign the Grant-In-Aid Trail Permit for State Trail System expiring June 30, 2024.

SHERIFF-Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to approve the 2015 Stonegarden grant in the amount of $62,143.00 and authorize Sheriff Gary Fish and Chairman Moorman to sign. Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Hanson and carried unanimously to approve the purchase of a squad car in the amount of $28,240.57 and Sheriff equipment $9,208 with a total of $37,448.57 with $24,692.00 from the 2015 Stonegarden Grant and the remainder from the Sheriff’s budget.

Post Board  Peace Officers Standards and Training-Chairman Moorman, on behalf of the County board congratulated Sheriff Gary Fish on the review for compliance of mandated employee training and department policies which his office passed.

COUNTY SURVEYOR-County Surveyor, Donn Rasmussen met with the board to discuss the Kelly Creek Road Vacation and the need for surveying the private driveway, locating utilities, and proposed width of the private driveway. Donn informed the board that he should have this all accomplished by the June 28, 2016 board meeting. Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve up to $2,500 from the County Development account for the surveying work that will be completed by Donn Rasmussen for the Kelly Creek Road. Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to rescind the motion made on May 10, 2016 board meeting for Kelly Creek road vacation and reset the Kelly Creek Road  vacation Public Hearing  to June 28, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

 RECESS-The meeting was called to recess at 9:50 a.m. and reconvened at 10:00 a.m. 

LAND AND WATER PLANNING-Consideration of Conditional Use Permit Requests

Applicant #16-02CU by S&M Resorts LLC

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board and presented a conditional use permit for   S&M Resorts LLC- Mike and Sheila Mayer: the South 180 feet of the North 2060 feet of the W ½ NE1/4 of Section 28, Township 162 North, Range 32 West, (Wheeler), Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota, EXCEPT that part thereof lying westerly of a described line- Parcel Number 19.28.13.030. Applicant is requesting a Conditional Use Permit as required by Section 401.B of the Lake of the Woods County Zoning Ordinance, to allow the applicant to conduct a commercial business consisting of fish house rental storage in a Rural Residential District. Letters from Land Owners were acknowledged. Josh informed the board that the Planning Commission approved this permit with conditions. Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve the following Conditional Use Permit with conditions.

Application #16-03-CU by Twin Island Sleepers

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board and presented a conditional use permit for Rodney Thompson: Twin Island Sleepers (Rodney Thompson) Location/Legal Description:  Access – A 2.25 acre tract in Gov’t Lot 4 of Section 6, T. 163N, R. 33W (Prosper), Parcel Number 16.06.13.030. (Landowner is Duane Thompson). Storage – The West 99’ of the West 264’ of the East 792’ of the NE ¼ SW ¼ of Section 6, T. 163N, R. 33W (Prosper), Parcel Number 16.06.31.031. (Landowner is Rodney Thompson).  To allow the applicant to conduct a commercial business consisting of an office to sell bait and tackle and provide a lake access to rent out day and sleeper fish houses in a Residential District. Also, to allow the applicant to conduct a commercial business consisting of rental fish house storage in a Rural Residential District.  Letters from Land Owners were acknowledged that were received prior to meeting. Josh informed the board that the Planning Commission approved this permit with conditions. Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Beckel to approve the following Condition Use Permit with conditions. Voting for: Commissioners Arnesen, Beckel, and Moorman. Voting against: Commissioner Hanson.

Application #16-04-CU by George Swentik

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board and presented a conditional use permit for George Swentik:  Lot 4, Block 1 of Y-Not Jochim’s Retreat Subdivision in Section 20, T. 161N, R. 31W (Baudette). Parcel Number 24.61.01.040.   To allow the applicant to move more than ten cubic yards of material in the shoreland of the Winter Road River for the purpose of a private access in a Residential District. Comments were heard from the public. Josh informed the board that the Planning Commission approved this permit with condition. Motion was made by Commissioner Beckel, seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve the Conditional Use Permit with conditions:

Application #16-05-CU by Scott Pahlen

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board and presented a conditional use permit for Scott Pahlen: Lot 12, Block 1 of the Sandy Shores Subdivision in Section 21, T. 163N, R. 33W (Prosper). Parcel Number 16.55.01.120 Project Proposal: To allow the applicant to move more than ten cubic yards of material in the shoreland of Lake of the Woods for the purpose of a shore stabilization project in a Residential District. No comments were heard or letters received. Josh informed the board that the Planning Commission approved this permit with condition. Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve the Conditional use Permit with condition.

One Watershed, One Plan

Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund met with the board and presented a resolution of One Watershed, One Plan which is to help align local water planning on major watershed boundaries with state strategies towards prioritized, targeted, and measurable implementation plans.

The following resolution was offered by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and carried unanimously to adopt the following: RESOLUTION 2016-05-02- Resolution to support a Lake of the Woods Watershed One Watershed, One Plan project. WHEREAS, the Minnesota Board of Soil and Water Resources has developed policies for coordination and development of comprehensive watershed management plans, also known as One Watershed, One Plan, consistent with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 103B.801, Comprehensive Watershed Management Planning Program; and  WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 103B.301, Comprehensive Local Water Management Act, authorizes Minnesota Counties to develop and implement a local water management plan; and WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 103D.401, Watershed Management Plan, authorizes Minnesota Watershed Districts to develop and implement a watershed management plan; and WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 103C.331, subdivision 11, Comprehensive Plan, authorizes Minnesota Soil and Water Conservation Districts to develop and implement a comprehensive plan; and WHEREAS, the counties, soil and water conservation districts, and watershed districts within the Lake of the Woods Watershed (#51) as delineated in the attached One Watershed, One Plan Suggested Boundary Map, have interest in developing a comprehensive watershed management plan for this area. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Lake of the Woods County recognizes and supports watershed-scale planning efforts consistent with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 103B.801, also known as One Watershed, One Plan; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Lake of the Woods County welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with the counties, soil and water conservation districts, and watershed districts within the Lake of the Woods Watershed for watershed-scale planning efforts in the future; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Lake of the Woods County supports an application to the Board of Water and Soil Resources for a planning grant to develop a comprehensive watershed management plan and anticipates entering into a Memorandum of Agreement with the counties, soil and water conservation districts, and watershed districts within the Lake of the Woods Watershed, to collaborate on this effort, pending selection as a recipient of a planning grant. ZIPPEL BAY LETTER –Land and Water Planning Director, Josh Stromlund presented a letter to the board for approval to send a letter to the State of MN requesting them to dredge Zippel Bay. Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to approve the letter for the proposed Zippel Bay Dredging and authorize Chairman Moorman to sign.

ATV ORDINANCE-Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by Commissioner Beckel and carried unanimously to set a Public Hearing to revisit the ATV Ordinance for June 28, 2016.

CORRESPONDENCE/COMMITTEE UPDATES-The board reviewed the following: Scott Kern Letter, North Star Electric Cooperative Open House.

Recess-With no further business before the board, Chairman Moorman called the meeting to recess at 11:39 a.m.

Attest:                                                                                     Approved: June 14, 2016

_______________________                                                  _________________________________

Lorene Hanson,                                                                       Chairman of the Board, Ken Moorman

County Auditor/Treasurer      

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