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Public Notice MINUTE SUMMARY REGULAR MEETING OF THE KOOCHICHING COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015; 9:30 a.m. MEMBERS PRESENT: Commissioners Pavleck, McBride, Skoe, Ecklund, Adee MEMBERS ABSENT: None The County Board approved the May 19th meeting agenda; approved the minutes from the May 12, 2015 meeting; approved payment of the Courthouse claims in the amount of $40,024.50 and the Highway claims in the amount of $100,070.38; renewed the County's group and voluntary Life/AD&D Insurance Plan, Voluntary Long Term Disability and Short Term Disability Plans and the Voluntary Dental Plan. 2015/05-22 Motion by Adee, seconded by Ecklund that upon review with the LMC Director at the May 12th Board Committee session, to approve a letter from the County Board supporting Littlefork Medical Center's decision to close the seven beds in the Care Center that have been on layaway due to the inability to open the beds and the receipt of the financial incentive from the State to turn the unused long term beds to the State. Voting yes: Pavleck, McBride, Skoe, Ecklund, Adee. Motion carried. 2015/05-23 Motion by Ecklund, seconded by Adee adopting the a resolution supporting the recommendation to approve Blue Plus, Health Partners, Medica and UCare as health care organization providing managed health care services for recipients of Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare in Koochiching County. Voting yes: Pavleck, McBride, Skoe, Ecklund, Adee. Motion carried. 2015/05-24 Motion by McBride, seconded by Adee authorizing expenditure of $6,802 from the 2015 Human Services Budget to replace the old table and chairs in the Forestland conference room. Voting yes: Pavleck, McBride, Skoe, Ecklund, Adee. Motion carried. 2015/05-25 Motion by Ecklund, seconded by Adee accepting the recommendation of the Health/Human Services Director to renew services agreements for adult client services and housing with Ita-Bel-Koo and Lutheran Social Services. Voting yes: Pavleck, McBride, Ecklund, Adee; abstaining Skoe. Motion carried. 2015/05-26 Motion by Ecklund, seconded by Adee accepting the recommendation of the Health/Human Services Director to renew the following service agreements for adult client services and housing: Littlefork Jackpine Chateau, Northland Counseling, Olsen's Foster Care, two agreements with REM North Star and Ridgeview. Voting yes: Pavleck, Skoe, McBride, Ecklund, Adee. Motion carried. 000 The Health/Human Services Director informed the Board that Public Health has discontinued the Minnesota Vaccine for Children Program where vaccines were provided to children through in-home visits. The decision to end the program was based on the very low number of children receiving this service. 000 The Hardwig House Coordinator provided an overview of the services and support provided by the Clubhouse to members of the community with continuing mental health issues. The Clubhouse provides a place for adults who are trying to improve the quality of their life by seeking recovery skills and providing a place to talk and socialize with other members and support staff. 2015/05-27 Motion by McBride, seconded by Ecklund authorizing expenditure of $142,889 from the 2015 Highway Budget for the purchase of a 2015 John Deere Tractor Backhoe. Voting yes: Pavleck, McBride, Skoe, Ecklund, Adee. Motion carried. 2015/05-28 Motion by McBride, seconded by Adee authoring expenditure of $61,444 from the 2015 Highway Budget for the purchase of a 2015 Bobcat Compact Track Loader (skid steer). Voting yes: Pavleck, McBride, Skoe, Ecklund, Adee. Motion carried. 000 The Land Commissioner reviewed the results of the May 6th Timber Auction in which 27,430 cords were sold for a total auction sale value of $868,150. The Land Commissioner further reviewed a report showing the County's Timber Harvest targets to actual to date harvests stating harvests are at target levels. The meeting adjourned at 10:30 a.m. A full copy of the minutes is available on the County website at www.co.koochiching.mn.us and for public inspection at the County Administration Office during regular business hours. The Journal June 6th, 2015

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