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Public Notice MINUTE SUMMARY REGULAR MEETING OF THE KOOCHICHING COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018; 10:00 a.m. MEMBERS PRESENT: Commissioners Pavleck, Norby, Skoe MEMBERS ABSENT: McBride, Adee (County Business) 000 The County Board approved the agenda for the March 20, 2018 meeting, approved the minutes from the February 27, 2018 regular meeting, authorized Board Chair's signature to the February vendor listing, verifying its review and further approved Courthouse claims in the amount of $89,398.22 and Highway claims in the amount of $78,959.60. Motion carried unanimously. 000 Notice of hire of Matthew Gouin as Environmental Services Director effective March 26, 2018. 2018/03-04 Motion by Skoe, seconded by Norby to adopt a resolution accepting donations made to Veterans Transportation. Motion carried unanimously. 2018/03-05 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe approve the On and Off Sale and Sunday Intoxicating Seasonal Liquor Licenses to Opp Hagemeister Management Inc., DBA Island View Lodge and Sha Sha, LLC, DBA Sha Sha Resort for the period of May 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018 and approve On Sale and Sunday Intoxicating Liquor License to The River Golf Course, Inc., DBA The River, for the period of April 15, 2018 through October 15, 2018. Motion carried unanimously. 2018/03-06 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe to appoint Betsy Zaren to the Safety Committee and remove Jenny Herman. Motion carried unanimously. 2018/03-07 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe to approve the appointment of Jay Mitchell, replacing Ted Brokow, to the East Koochiching Sanitary Sewer District Board with a term expiring on December 31, 2022. Motion carried unanimously. 2018/03-08 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe to authorize the Board Chair signature on letter to legislative representatives in support of the continuation of County Program Aid funding levels as recommended by the Administration Director. Motion carried unanimously. 2018/03-09 Motion by Skoe, seconded by Norby to authorize the Board Chair and Administration Director signature to the audit engagement letter with Hoffman, Philipp & Knutson, PLLC for the 2017 County audit. Motion carried unanimously. 2018/03-10 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe to grant a 2017 and 2018 payable property tax abatement to Duluth Winnipeg and Pacific Railroad for reduction of value on Parcels 13-005-23100; 98-052-00002; 98-001-00001; 05-000-00010; 13-000-00010 and 06-000-00010 because of a Tax Court Claim settlement. Motion carried unanimously. 2018/03-11 Motion by Skoe, seconded by Norby to approve the tentative April 2018 Board meeting schedule for April 10, 17 and 24. Motion carried unanimously. 2018/03-12 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe to approve the 2018 Boat and Water Safety Grant Agreement with the State of Minnesota allocating funds to Koochiching County in the amount of $7,041on a reimbursement basis with no County match requirement and further, authorizing the Sheriff and Board Chair to sign said Grant Agreement. Motion carried unanimously. 2018/03-13 Motion by Skoe, seconded by Norby to adopt a resolution accepting donations made to Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E). Motion carried unanimously. 2018/03-14 Motion by Skoe, seconded by Norby adopting a resolution for the Joint Powers Agreement which allows the County Sheriff's Office and the County Attorney's Office the use of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension's secure criminal justice data communications network allowing both agencies to access sensitive and protected data including criminal histories and arrest records. Motion carried unanimously. 2018/03-15 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe to approve the capital purchase of seven (7) DS200 Vote Counters and fifteen (15) Electronic Poll Books using HAVA funds and the State Election Equipment Grant as budgeted. Motion carried unanimously. 2018/03-16 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe to authorize the Land Commissioner to seek bids for one 2018 Land and Forestry Truck as budgeted. Motion carried unanimously. 2018/03-17 Motion by Skoe, seconded by Norby to authorize the Land Commissioner to seek Request for Proposals for Professional County Surveying Services. Motion carried unanimously. 000 The Land Commissioner provided the Board with an overview of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Timber Harvest Analysis. The MN DNR determined their new 10-year harvest level will be 870,000 cords annually, with an additional 30,000 cords for ash and tamarack for a five-year period due to forest health concerns. They indicated that future aspen harvest levels will decrease from 400,000 cords annually to 360,000 cords. Aspen represents the species with the highest market demand. The Land Commissioner informed the Board there is old timber in our region and the harvest numbers have not yet been determined by region. Board members expressed concerns regarding the reduction of aspen as that is the species in the highest demand and the Land commissioner agreed there is concern the reduction will put pressure on pricing. Board Members are concerned as the County's largest employer, Packaging Corporation of America needs an adequate and affordable timber source to be competitive. Additional discussion ensued regarding the status of timber sales on Federal lands and the effect on timber sales due to the UPM Blandin shutdown of one of two remaining paper production lines. 2018/03-18 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe to approve REZ1801 for rezoning of property from open space to Agricultural/Forestry for owners Frank, Jacob, Sherry and Cynthia Haney for property described as the NW NE (40 Acres), Section 15, T69N-R23W. Motion carried unanimously. 2018/03-19 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe to authorize the purchase of a customized generator from CAT in the amount of $71,610 for the Island View Sewer project. Motion carried unanimously. 2018/03-20 Motion by Skoe, seconded by Norby to authorize the Board Chair signature to a delegation agreement between Koochiching County and the MN DNR to allow the County to operate an inspection and decontamination program for Aquatic and Invasive Species. Motion carried unanimously. 2018/03-21 Motion by Skoe, seconded by Norby to adopt the Koochiching County Buffer Ordinance in accordance with Minnesota Statute 103F. Motion carried unanimously. 2018/03-22 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe to accept the recommendation from the Environmental Services Director to adopt a County Backhaul Policy for Current Contract Holder to allow the use of Environmental Services semi-trailers by contracted haulers to make backhauls. Motion carried unanimously. 2018/03-23 Motion by Skoe, seconded by Norby accepting the recommendation from the County Engineer to award the bid for 2018 milling and bituminous resurfacing project in downtown Littlefork, SAP 036 643 009 to KGM Contractors in the amount of $143,581.10. Motion carried unanimously. 2018/03-24 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe to adopt a resolution in support for US Highway 53 Corridor of Commerce program as recommended by the County Engineer. Motion carried unanimously. 2018/03-25 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe to accept the Property Acquisition Guidance Document. Motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 11:55 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 March 31st, 2018

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