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Public Notice MINUTE SUMMARY REGULAR MEETING OF THE KOOCHICHING COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017; 9:20 a.m. MEMBERS PRESENT: Commissioners Adee, Norby, Skoe MEMBERS ABSENT: Pavleck (Personal), McBride 000 The County Board approved the agenda for the February 28, 2017 meeting and the following additions; to authorize the County to schedule a Public Hearing to consider granting a property tax abatement; to approve the International Joint Commission public meeting as a board activity; to request an update from the Land Commissioner on the Great Northern Transmission Line project , approved the minutes from the February 7, 2017 regular meeting, approved payment of Courthouse claims, Health and Human Services and Highway claims as presented. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/02-17 Motion by Skoe, seconded by Norby accepting the notice of hire of Lynn Salo for the Accounting Technician II position effective 2/28/2017 and further authorizing the Auditor/Treasurer to fill the vacant Treasurer Assistant position. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/02-19 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe to approve the following 2017 budget adjustments; add the unused portion of the Aquatic and Invasive Species balance in the amount of $199,430; add the unused portion of the Island View Sewer Planning balance in the amount of $91,227. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/02-20 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe to approve the following Seasonal Liquor Licenses; The River Golf Course, Inc., (formerly Falls Country Club) DBA The River, Opp Hagemeister Management Inc., DBA Island View Lodge and Sha Sha, LLC, DBA Sha Sha Resort. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/02-21 Motion by Skoe, seconded by Norby to approve a three year contract renewal with Hoffman, Philipp, & Knutson, PLLC, for the annual audits of Koochiching County for each year ending December 31, 2017 2019 in the amount of $37,000. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/02-22 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe to authorize Board Members attendance at the public meeting of the International Joint Commission on Thursday, March 7, 2017. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/02-23 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe to accept and authorize board signature to the development agreement with Granite Digital Realty, LLC d/b/a its subsidiary Granite Digital Realty ARCI, LLC contingent upon the language modification agreed upon and as recommended by the County Attorney and further to set a public hearing on March 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the County Boardroom for the request of ten years of county property tax abatement for the property located at 1804 Third Avenue West, International Falls, Minnesota, formerly known as the Koochiching County US Army Reserve Center. Voting yes: Adee, Norby, Skoe. Motion carried. 000 The Board recognized the notice of hire of Ariel Schmit to fill the vacant Social Worker position with a start date of 3/6/2017. 2017/02-24 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe to approve the Purchase Of Services agreement with Northland Pine View Recovery Center for CD assessments. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/02-25 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe accepting the following day care licensing; Tara Gustafson relicensing for group family day care for fourteen children; Cathy Besser relicensing for group family day care for twelve children; Kathryn Lund and Kristen Tveit closing the home for day care licensing as provider has moved; N'Seana Ritch licensing for family day care for 10 children. Motion carried unanimously. 000 Land Commissioner reviewed the results of the February 1, 2017 timber sale in which 19,939 cords were sold for an auction value of $554,649.20. Five tracts went unsold but two were picked up after the auction and three remain unsold. 2017/02-26 Motion by Skoe, seconded by Norby that due to abnormal weather conditions this winter causing unfrozen ground conditions the County will grant a no fee one year extension for all timber permits expiring in 2017 including permits already in extension and further authorizing permits reaching their initial expiration date in 2017 to have the 20% payment waived Motion carried unanimously. 2017/02-27 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe to approve the repurchase of tax-forfeited property described as Lot 19 & East 1/2 of Lot 20, Block 42, Plat of International Falls per County Policy and Minnesota Statute 282. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/02-28 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe to approve the repurchase of tax-forfeited property described as Lots 18 & 19, Block 53, Plat of International Falls per County Policy and Minnesota Statute 282. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/02-29 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe to approve the employment separation of Heavy Equipment Operator Tom Ollikkala effective 4/01/2017 due to retirement. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/02-30 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe authorizing the County Engineer to fill the vacant HEO in the International Falls Maintenance Shop. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/02-31 Motion by Skoe, seconded by Norby to approve the employment separation of Senior Tech Mike Kochaniuk effective 02/28/2017 due to retirement. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/02-32 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe authorizing the County Engineer to fill the vacant Senior Tech position and further authorizing the County Engineer the flexibility to hire at 100%. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/02-33 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe adopting a resolution confirming County Board 's request to enter into a Limited Use Permit (LUP) with the State of MN. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/02-34 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe to approve the Water Plan Advisory Committee members, with the addition of Shawn Pritchard and Commissioner Adee and further approving per diems and mileage for Water Plan Advisory members. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/02-35 Motion by Skoe, seconded by Norby authorizing the Environmental Services Director to develop a plan for the hiring of County trailers to back haul material from Williams, MN to International Falls. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/02-36 Motion by Skoe, seconded by Norby accepting the quotes from local contractors for repairs at the Transfer Station. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/02-37 Motion by Skoe, seconded by Norby to send a letter of support to Senators Franken and Klobuchar, Representative Nolan and CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan for the use of wireless technology for reentry into the United States from Canada. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/02-38 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe adopting a resolution to approve the states proposed acquisition and designation of lands as an SNA. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/02-39 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe approving an update to a letter of support for the Polar Polers Ski Club grant application and further to approve the County to be the fiscal agent upon grant approval, at no cost to the County. Motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 12.15p 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 18th, 2017

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