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Public Notice MINUTE SUMMARY REGULAR MEETING OF THE KOOCHICHING COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017; 9:30 a.m. MEMBERS PRESENT: Commissioners McBride (9:55 a.m.), Norby, Pavleck, Adee, Skoe MEMBERS ABSENT: None 000 The County Board approved the agenda for the November 14, 2017 meeting, approved the minutes from the October 24, 2017 regular meeting, approved payment of the Courthouse claims in the amount of $35,464, ratified Highway Claims in the amount of $149,890.92 and authorized the Board Chair's signature to the October Vendor Payment Listing verifying its review. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/11-03 Motion by Pavleck, seconded by Norby to approve an increase in the Assessor department credit card limit to $4,000 as recommended by County Assessor. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/11-05 Motion by Pavleck, seconded by Norby to ratify the Highway Department capital purchase of a 2006 International Model 7400 Single Axle Plow truck with underbody plow and brine tanks in the amount of $42,748.75. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/11-06 Motion by Pavleck, seconded by Skoe authorizing the Administration Office to request newspaper bids for the County's 2018 publications as required under MN Statute. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/11-07 Motion by Skoe, seconded by Norby to approve the tentative December 2017 County Board Regular Meeting Schedule for December 12, 19 and 26th. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/11-08 Motion by Norby, seconded by Pavleck to add a November 22, 2017 9:30 a.m. Committee of the Whole meeting for the purpose of finalizing the 2018 County Budget. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/11-09 Motion by Norby, seconded by Skoe to authorize the Administration Department to give a 30 day notice to the State of Minnesota to terminate the Joint Powers Agreement for having the Sheriff's Department conduct criminal history on name changes for the Court as this is now being provided through the Court system. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/11-10 Motion by Pavleck, seconded by Norby that it is resolved Koochiching County adopts the State of Minnesota Agreement No. Mn/DOT Contract No. 1029675, "Grant Agreement for Air Service Marketing," for State Project No. A3601-SM015 in the amount of $22,954 on behalf of the International Falls-Koochiching County Airport and further, to authorize the Board Chair to execute the above grant document and any amendments on behalf of the International Falls-Koochiching County Airport Commission and Koochiching County as specified by the issuing agency. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/11-11 Motion by Pavleck, seconded by Norby to authorize the Board Chair to execute the audit engagement letter from the Office of the State Auditor for services for the year ending December 31, 2015. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/11-12 Motion by Pavleck, seconded by Skoe to authorize the Board Chair's signature to a letter to the VFW requesting their ongoing support of $500 per month for future van replacement for the Koochiching County Veterans Transportation Program for 2018. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/11-13 Motion by Pavleck, seconded by Norby to approve the 2018 County Fee Schedule with updates. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/11-14 Motion by McBride, seconded by Skoe to accept the recommendation of the County's License Committee approving the following 2018 Liquor and Tobacco Licenses: Malcolm and Becky McAuley DBA Woodland Inn On/Off/Sunday Intoxicating Liquor; Almost Lindy's Inc. DBA Almost Lindy's - On/Sunday Intoxicating Liquor; Joel and Stephanie Morrison DBA The Junction On/Off/Sunday Intoxicating Liquor; T-Bird Lodge, Inc. DBA Thunderbird Lodge On/Off/Sunday Intoxicating Liquor and Tobacco; Lindberg Enterprises of Rainy Lake DBA Rainy Lake Spirits Beer Wine & Liquor - Off Sale Intoxicating; Christiansen Store On/Off 3.2% Malt Liquor and Tobacco; Diane Blais DBA Korner Kwik Stop - Off Sale 3.2% Malt Liquor and Tobacco; Ralph D. and Joy M. Nelson DBA Nelson's Store - Off Sale Intoxicating Liquor and Tobacco; Terrance Little, DBA Y Knot Quick Stop - Off Sale Intoxicating Liquor and Tobacco, Stephen Lindberg, DBA Rainy Lake One Stop - Tobacco; Larry Keep DBA Rainy Lake Oil - Tobacco. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/11-15 Motion by Pavleck, seconded by Norby to table the request to schedule a public hearing for a petition to vacate a roadway until the applicant is in compliance with setback requirements for a new structure on the subject property. Motion carried unanimously. 000 The Board discussed the letter they received from D. Stephen Elliott, Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) requesting the County to withdraw their capital budget request to the State of Minnesota for improvements to Grand Mound. Further discussion of this topic found that a MHS representative has contacted each board member to schedule individual meetings. Board members agreed that in light of this finding it was recommended board members cancel the individual meeting appointments. Further discussion indicated that Representative Ecklund is not in support of the County's capital budget request as Ecklund does not feel he has support from the Native American constituents within his district. 2017/11-16 Motion by Skoe, seconded by McBride to approve a funding request for the County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) in the amount of $3,750 from project contingency funds for administration expenses for October 2017 through December 2017 which have not been funded by HUD. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/11-17 Motion by Skoe, seconded by Pavleck to approve a letter of appreciation to Mn/DOT District Engineer and Project Manager for their consideration of county concerns for the Highway 6 resurfacing project. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/11-18 Motion by McBride, seconded by Skoe to authorize the Board Chair's signature to the FY 2018 and FY 2019 BWSR Natural Resources Block Grant Agreement in the amount of $111,920 to assist with the management of the County's Water, Shoreland, SSTS, and Wetland Management Plans with the local tax levy share of $2,950 and further, that no expenditures occur until the grant funds are received by the County. Motion carried unanimously. 000 Environmental Services Director informed the Board the value of the improvements for the Island View Sewer Project as reviewed by the appraisal company of Ramsland & Vigen, Inc. are sufficient to assess the full amount as special assessments, however, the final cost of the project until completed is not known. It was recommended by the Environmental Services Director to assess $70 per month plus interest per EDU and any remaining project costs be allotted to the debt service fee which will be collected upon hook up by the East Koochiching Sanitary District. Parcels with stubs will be charged a different rate which will be brought to board at a later date. 2017/11-19 Motion by Pavleck, seconded by McBride to accepting the recommendation of the Environmental Services Director to set the preliminary assessment at $70 per month per EDU plus an applicable interest rate to be determined at a later date with a board resolution. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/11-20 Motion by Pavleck, seconded by McBride to adopt the Island View Project Proposed Assessment and Connection Policy as recommended by the Environmental Services Director. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/11-21 Motion by Norby, seconded by McBride to authorize Board Chair signature to the Road Maintenance Agreement with CN Railway, dba Wisconsin Central Ltd, for use of County Road 144 as a haul road for construction of the siding track as recommended by County Engineer and reviewed by the County Attorney. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/11-22 Motion by McBride, seconded by Norby to set a public meeting on December 7, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the County Courthouse for the purpose of getting public comment on the possibility of a CSAH 90 and a CSAH 145 road construction projects. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/11-23 Motion by Pavleck, seconded by Norby to approve a temporary hire position in the Information Systems Department for the remainder of 2017 to assist with the installation of software and hardware as per the County Temporary Hire Policy and funded with staff contingency funds. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/11-24 Motion by Pavleck, seconded by Skoe to authorize the Administration Director to execute the Paul Bunyan Rural Telephone Cooperative Agreement for services for Metro Ethernet connection for the purpose of internet connections in the Health and Human Services Building. Motion carried unanimously. 2017/11-25 Motion by Pavleck, seconded by Skoe to approve an associate membership to the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force at a cost of $3,500 per year. Motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 11:15 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 December 2nd, 2017

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