Lake of the Woods County Commissioner Proceedings/February 14, 2017

Commissioner Proceedings

February 14, 2017

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, February 14, 2017 at Lake of the Woods County Government Center in the Commissioners’ Room.

Call to Order- Chairman Nordlof called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners: Ken Moorman, Cody Hasbargen, Jon Waibel, Buck Nordlof 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 Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the agenda with the following additions: Tourism Bureau Liaison, Set-Up License, State Boat and Water Grant, Closed Session- Union.

Approval of Minutes-Motion was made by Commissioner Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and carried unanimously to approve the official and summarized minutes of January 14, 2017.

SOCIAL SERVICES-Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman, seconded by Commissioner Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the following claims: Commissioners Warrant’s $18,973.08, Commissioners Warrant’s $14,233.15.

AUDITOR/TREASURER- Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the claims against the County as follows: Revenue $59,099.75, Road & Bridge $43,556.12, County Devel.$1,515.00 , Solid Waste, $38,410.62 Solid Waste, $38,410.62,  EDA,$3,285.29.

WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION

Warrants Approved On 2/14/2017 For Payment 2/17/2017

Vendor Name                                                   Amount

Applied Concepts, Inc                                                                          2,417.50

B&B Plumbing & Heating Inc                                                              8,800.00

Cdw Government, Inc                                                                         2,668.87

Cenex Co-Op Services, Inc.                                                              7,243.74

Computer Professionals Unlimited Inc                                              3,760.00

Hoffman, Philipp & Knutson, PLLC                                                     2,500.00

Howard’s Oil Company                                                                      3,844.72

Information Systems Corporation                                                     6,968.00

Lakewood Health Center                                                                     5,780.00

LOW Master Gardener                                                                       2,071.96

Mactek Systems Inc                                                                            3,062.00

Mar-Kit Landfill                                                                                  15,902.50

Northern Light Region                                                                         2,703.00

Northwoods Heating & Cooling                                                        11,155.00

Nw Mn Household Hazardous                                                          4,113.00

R & Q Trucking, Inc                                                                             3,060.20

Sun Monitoring                                                                                     2,490.50

Swanston Equipment Corp                                                                8,988.86

Woody’s Service                                                                                 5,044.68

94 Payments less than 2000  43,292.25

Final Total: 145,866.78

 

Further moved to authorize the payment of the following auditor warrants: January24, 2017 – $412,434.86, February 1, 2017- $84,582.97 – February 1, 2017- $134,041.72- February 6, 2017 $63,752.02, February 7, 2017-$22,501.59.

Set-Up LicenseMotion was made by Commissioner Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Waibel and carried unanimously to approve a State Issued Set-Up license for Ships Wheel Resort effective April 1, 2017- March 31, 2018.

Tourism Bureau-County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson met with the board and informed the Board that Tourism Director, Joe Henry was inquiring about who will be the contact person on the board that he can contact. Commissioner Arnesen stated that he would be the contact person for the Tourism Bureau.

4-H- Horse Club  –Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman, seconded by Commissioner Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the purchase of panels for the Horse Arena in the amount of $4,176, plus sales tax, if applicable from the County Development Fund.

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Moorman and carried unanimously to amend the Agenda and add “Snowmobile Trail” Committee to the agenda.

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Hasbargen and carried unanimously to add “Snowmobile Trail Committee to the Commissioners Committee list”.

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Waibel and carried unanimously to appoint Commissioner Nordlof and Hasbargen to the Snowmobile Trail Committee.

 

ESRI  LICENSE AGREEMENT-MIS Director, Peder Hovland met with the board requesting updating the current individual license with ESRI to an enterprise license agreement, which will give the county increased licenses for all departments and will give more tools to expand the GIS to help department’s productivity. Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Moorman and carried unanimously to approve the license upgrade with ESRI, with first year payment of $15,000 from the Enhancement fund, second year payment of $20,000 and third year payment of $25,000 (allocations to be decided).

PROWEST-Motion was made by Commissioner Moorman, seconded by Commissioner Hasbargen and carried unanimously to approve the updates for the Point and Pay with ProWest in the amount of $1,455.20 from the revenue fund.

SHERIFF-Motion

Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Waibel and carried unanimously to enter into the 2017 State of Minnesota Annual Boat and Water Grant in the amount of $11,240, effective January 1, 2017 thru June 30, 2018 and authorize County Sheriff, Gary Fish and Chairman Nordlof to sign.

RECESS-The meeting was called to recess at 10:55 a.m. and reconvened at 11:00 a.m. as follows:

PUBLIC WORKS-Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Moorman and carried unanimously to approve the purchase of a new Motor Grader in the amount of $372,220 from the Highway Fund.

Ditch 26 and Land and Water Planning-Ditch 26 discussion and Land and Water Planning Office was moved to February 28, 2017 agenda.

Drug Court-Honorable Judge LuDuc met with the board to discuss the background of the Drug Court; he explained that it is a problem solving court with intense supervision of its clients. Judge LuDuc informed the board of the funding for 2017, which includes grants, donations from counties and cities. At this time, the court is short $25, 000 and they are looking for a donation from the county. He explained that the State is allocating 3.3 million dollars, and if it goes through, we can expect approximately $130,000 for the Lake of the Woods and Koochiching County Drug Court.

CLOSED SESSION-Motion was made by Commissioner Arnesen, seconded by Commissioner Waibel and carried unanimously to close the regular meeting at 11:55 a.m. pursuant to MN Statute MN Stat. § 13D.03, subd.1(b), Labor Negotiations. The following members were present: Commissioners Nordlof, Waibel, Arnesen, Hasbargen and Moorman. Also present were: County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson, Human Resource Director, Savanna Slick, and Public Works Director Tim Erickson.

Motion-was made by Commissioner Moorman, seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and carried unanimously to close the close session at 12:37 p.m.

Motion was made by Commissioner Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Arnesen and carried unanimously to open the regular meeting at 12:38 p.m. The board met with Union Representatives and presented a proposal.

RECESS-With no further business before the board, Chairman Nordlof called the meeting to recess at 12:44 p.m.

 

                 

Attest:                                                                                      February 28, 2017

 

 

 

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County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson                             Chairman of the Board, James Nordlof

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