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OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNTY BOARD LAKE COUNTY, MINNESOTA

Tuesday, December 12, 2023. Lake Coun­ty Board of Commissioners’ regularly scheduled meeting was called to order at 2:01 p.m. by Lake County Board Chair­person Rich Sve. Chairperson Sve led the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Unless otherwise stated, all actions have been approved by unanimous yea vote. Lake County Board members present in the Lake County Service Center, Split Rock River Room (SRRR), 616 Third Av­enue, Two Harbors, Minnesota: District 1 Commissioner Joe Baltich, District 2 Com­missioner Derrick “Rick” L. Goutermont, District 3 Commissioner Richard “Rick” C. Hogenson, and District 5 Commissioner Rich Sve. Board member absent: None. Also present: County Auditor Linda Libal, Lake County Sheriff Nathan Stadler, IT Director Dan Lackore, Environmental Service Director Christine McCarthy, and County Administrator Matthew Hud­dleston.

MOTION HURD, SECOND HOGENSON: 01 – Approval of the agenda. Absent: None

Lake County Board Chairperson Rich Sve opened the floor for public comments.

Kitty Mayo, Editor of the Lake County Press, spoke to the bid process and se­lection of the official newspaper that will be taking place at the upcoming organiza­tional meeting on January 2, 2024. The Lake County Press has reached out to the North Shore Journal on the possibility of submitting joint bids. If a joint bid isn’t submitted, the Lake County Press would like the County Board to consider select­ing the Lake County Press as the official newspaper for 2024 and possible rotation between the papers in the future. She stated that she supports having two papers in the county and that the only way two pa­pers will be able to continue is if both are able to attain some revenue as the official newspaper.

Bernie Young, Lake County leaseholder, had questions on the annual cost of the lease. Additionally, he was seeking clari­fication on why leaseholders are no longer able to sell the lease to someone else. The County Board provided input on both of those items and took some information from Bernie to review some of his ques­tions/concerns.

Public comments ended at 2:20 p.m.

Dan Lackore, Lake County IT Director, provided an update on 2023 projects and reviewed the upcoming 2024 projects.

Lake County Administrator Matthew Hud­dleston provided an update on several items of county business.

Linda Libal, Lake County Auditor, provided updates on year-end payroll processing, 2024 election preparation and the contin­ued discussion regarding the Tyler vs Hen­nepin tax forfeit land Supreme Court case.

During Commissioner Correspondence Commissioner Goutermont discussed a request that Lake County received to support the application of St. Louis County Commissioner Mike Jugovich for the ap­pointment to the Legislative-Citizen Com­mission on Minnesota Resources (LC­CMR). Commissioner Baltich provided an update on the Ely Area Ambulance Service and their need to an advance on 2024 op­erations support in the amount of $6,400.

Commissioner Hurd left the meeting at 3:30 p.m.

MOTION HOGENSON, GOUTERMONT: 02 – Approve Consent Agenda as pre­sented:

1. Approve Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting minutes of Novem­ber 28, 2023.

2. Authorize payment to ISC for 2024 Application Xtender in the amount of $23,264.00.

3. Accept invoice # 46555 (dated 11/16/2023) from Commercial Re­frigeration Systems, Inc. further­more; authorize payment to Com­mercial Refrigeration Systems, Inc. in the amount of $10,477.04.

4. Accept proposal # MW23073 (dated 11/13/2023) from Uhl Com­pany, Inc. and authorize payment to Uhl Company, Inc (low bid­der) in the amount not to exceed $30,530.00.00.

5. Accept proposal # 2023-110 (dat­ed 11/22/2023) from Commercial Refrigeration Systems, Inc. and authorize payment to Commercial Refrigeration Systems, Inc. in the amount of $8,202.90.

6. Approve the Minnesota Lawful Gambling Premise Permit Applica­tion of Isabella Community Council to lease and conduct lawful gam­bling at the Happy Wanderer located at 10502 Hwy 1, Isabella, MN 55607 in Stony River Township.

7. Accept proposal # 50954 – 1.1 (dat­ed 11/22/2023) from St. Germain’s Cabinet, Inc, and authorize pay­ment to St. Germain’s Cabinet, Inc, (low bidder) and sub-contractors for plumbing and electrical work in the amount not to exceed $24,000.00.

8. Approve and authorize the Lake County Board Chair to sign the Pur­chase of Service Agreement with the Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment for the period of January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2024, in an amount not to exceed $37,000.00.

9. Approve and authorize the County Board Chair to sign the Memoran­dum of Agreement with Community Partners to provide community support services for Lake County citizens age 60+ for the period of January 1, 2024, through Decem­ber 31, 2024, in an amount not to exceed $25,584.00.

10. Approve and authorize the County Board Chair to sign the Memoran­dum of Agreement with Northshore Area Partners to provide communi­ty support services for Lake County citizens age 60+ for the period of January 1, 2024, through Decem­ber 31, 2024, in an amount not to exceed $40,500.00.

11. Approve and authorize the Lake County Board Chair, Lake County Attorney, Lake County Sheriff, and Lake County Health and Human Services Director to sign the fol­lowing documents as they relate to the 2024-2025 IV-D Cooperative Agreements: 1) CY 2024-2025 State of Minnesota/County Child Support Program Interagency Cooperative Agreement; 2) Attach­ment A – CY 2024-2025 IV-D Child Support Cooperative Arrangement with Lake County Offices of Human Services, County Sheriff and Coun­ty Attorney; and 3) Attachment B – Certification Regarding Lobbying.

12. Approve and authorize the Lake County Board Chair and Lake County Health and Human Ser­vices Director to sign the Minneso­ta Department of Human Services County Grant Contract #GK304 (GRK237084) for the period of January 1, 2024, through Decem­ber 31, 2024, for Children’s Mental Health Screenings. Further autho­rize the Board Chair and Health and Human Services Director to sign any subsequent amendments or grant award letters through the term of this grant.

13. Approve and authorize the Lake County Board Chair to sign the Purchase of Service Agreement with Lake View Memorial Hospital to provide Women, Infants and Children’s (WIC) program services for the period of January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2025.

14. Approve and authorize the County Board Chair to sign the Purchase of Service Agreement with Lake View Hospital to provide foot care to Lake County residents age 60+ for the period of January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2025, in an amount not to exceed $10,500 per year.

15. Approve and authorize the County Board Chair to sign the Memoran­dum of Agreement with Northshore Area Partners to provide footcare services to Lake County citizens age 60+ for the period of January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2024, in an amount not to exceed $4,500.00.

16. Approve and authorize the County Board Chair to sign the Amendment to Charter Agreement Governing Participation in a Seven-County Region 3 Human Service Redesign Project for Electronic Document Management of Income Mainte­nance Programs.

17. Authorize payment not to exceed the amount of $15,620 to Integris (quote 006735v1) for Windows Server licensing.

18. Accept request to re-appoint Lake County Extension Committee Member, Christine Althaus, 54 Ad­ams Blvd., Silver Bay, MN 55614 from Commissioner District 1. This appointment would be Christine’s second term as a member of the committee and would be for a three-year term from January 1, 2024– December 31, 2026.

19. Approve the resolution adopting the 2024 Lake County Bridge Pri­ority list and authorize application for federal and state funding for the rehabilitation or replacement of identified structures within the next five years.

20. Authorize the Highway Department to advertise for bids for a construc­tion contract for the following high­way improvement projects sched­uled for delivery beginning in 2024:

– SAP 038-636-001 (5th St. Recon­struction, Two Harbors – 4th Ave. to 7th Ave. & Replacement of Bridge L8088 over Skunk Creek)

– SAP 038-635-002 (4th Ave. Re­construction, Two Harbors – Water­front Dr. to 4th Ave.

– CP 105-023-001 (4th Ave. Recon­struction, Two Harbors – 4th Ave. to 3rd Ave.

– City of Two Harbors 2024/2025 Street & Utility Improvements

21. Authorize payment to Saint Lou­is County for Anticipated 2024 Costs of ATV Joint Powers Board per Agreement in the amount of $9,450.00. Absent: HURD

MOTION HOGENSON, SECOND GOUTERMONT: 03 – Approve the proba­tionary appointment of Brianna DeLong to Human Services Professional at the 2023 Step 1 rate of $30.06 per hour effective December 21, 2023. Absent: HURD

MOTION GOUTERMONT, SECOND HO­GENSON: 04 – Approve the appointment of Rebecca Rigdon to Cook at the Step 4 rate of $19.19 per hour effective December 13, 2023. Absent: HURD

MOTION HOGENSON, SECOND GOUTERMONT: 05 – Approve the resig­nation of Brandon Caltrider, Environmental Services Professional effective March 15, 2024. Absent: HURD

MOTION HOGENSON, SECOND BAL­TICH: 06 – Approve the recruitment for one full-time Environmental Services Pro­fessional. Absent: HURD

MOTION BALTICH, SECOND GOUTER­MONT: 07 – Approve payment of the Fall Lake invoice in the amount of $6,400 for the Ely Area Ambulance Joint Powers 2024 partial advance. Absent: HURD

MOTION HOGENSON, SECOND GOUTERMONT: 08 – Approve sending a letter of support for the appointment of St. Louis County Commissioner Mike Jugov­ich to the Legislative-Citizen Committee on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). Absent: HURD.

MOTION HOGENSON, SECOND GOUTERMONT: 09 – Adjourn Board meeting of the Lake County Board of Com­missioners at 3:46 p.m. Absent: HURD

The Lake County Board of Commissioners will convene for the following meetings:

– Regular meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2023

– Regular meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 26, 2023

ATTEST:

Matthew J Huddleston

Acting Clerk of the Board

Rich Sve, Board Chairperson

Lake County Board of Commissioners

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