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OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNTY BOARD LAKE COUNTY, MINNESOTA

Tuesday, December 26, 2023. Lake Coun­ty Board of Commissioners’ regularly scheduled meeting was called to order at 2:00 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 4 Commissioner Jeremy Hurd, and District 5 Commissioner Rich Sve. Board member absent: Commissioner Rick Hogenson. Also present: County Auditor Linda Libal, and County Administrator Mat­thew Huddleston.

MOTION HURD, SECOND BALTICH: 01 – Approval of the agenda. Absent: Ho­genson

Lake County Board Chairperson Rich Sve opened the floor for public comments. No public comments were made.

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

The Lake County Auditor, Linda Libal, pro­vided an update on an upcoming request to adjust election judge wages per the recent changes made to the temporary wage scale.

MOTION HURD, SECOND GOUTER­MONT: 02 – Approve Consent Agenda as presented:

1. Approve Board of Commissioners’ reg­ular meeting minutes of December 19, 2023.

2. Approve Health and Human Services claims payments in the following amounts:

a. Administrative Payments $ 28,233.42

b. Region III Payments $ 40,168.72

c. AHA Special Payments $ 5,701.50

3. Authorize payment to T.H. Auto in the amount of $22,156.85 for the repairs done to a department squad car, which was damaged in a collision.

4. Adopt findings by the Planning Com­mission for Interim Use Application I-23-038 submitted by Shireen Gha­natabadi at 723 Hawk Hill Rd, Knife River, MN 55609. PID: 25-5211-18670.

5. Adopt findings by the Planning Com­mission for Interim Use I-23-039 submitted by Nicky Torkzadeh at 413 Swanson Rd, Two Harbors, MN 55616. PID: 25-5280-01070.

6. Adopt findings by the Planning Com­mission for Interim Use I-23-040 sub­mitted by Jack Dickinson at 650 Cor­nerstone Ridge Rd, Two Harbors, MN 55616. PID: 25-5211-16095.

7. Adopt findings by the Planning Com­mission for Interim Use I-23-041 sub­mitted by Northland Constructors of Duluth for a Gravel Pit at PID: 26-5808- 278505.

8. Support the recommended preferred alternative to replace the existing Knife River Bridge (Bridge 93091) on Hawk Hill Road (County Road 102) with a 32-foot clear bridge width, 3-span, contin­uously reinforced concrete slab bridge and authorize the Highway Department to complete preliminary and final plan development for this preferred alterna­tive.

9. Approve and authorize the Lake Coun­ty Board Chair and Health and Human Services Director to sign the Child and Teen Checkup (C&TC) Administrative Outreach Services Contract CFDA #93.778 with the Carlton-Cook-Lake- St. Louis Community Health Board for the period of January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2026. 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.

10. Approve and authorize the Lake Coun­ty Board Chair to sign the Agreement to Provide Services with DuWayne and Lu Anne Larson to provide Janitorial Services at the Lake County Service Center, Silver Bay, for the period of January 1, 2024, through June 30, 2024, in an amount not to exceed $3,600.00.

11. 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.

12. Accept proposal # 23-105 (dated 10/18/2023) from L & M Painting and authorize payment to L & M Painting (low bidder) in the amount not to ex­ceed $6,800.00. Absent: Hogenson

MOTION HURD, SECOND GOUTER­MONT: 03 – Approve the change in em­ployment status of Marianne Marshall, Mental Health Professional, effective De­cember 30, 2023. Absent: Hogenson

MOTION GOUTERMONT, SECOND HURD: 04 – Approve the probationary ap­pointment of Jennifer McDougall to Human Services Technician at the 2024 Step 3 rate of $22.64 per hour effective January 2, 2024. Absent: Hogenson

MOTION BALTICH, SECOND HURD: 05 – Approve the probationary appointment of Alexandra Campbell to Environmental Ser­vices Specialist at the 2024 Step 2 rate of $23.59 per hour effective January 8, 2024. Absent: Hogenson

MOTION GOUTERMONT, SECOND BALTICH: 06 – Approve the probation­ary appointment of Kevin Koop to Human Services Professional at the 2024 Step 5 rate of $35.29 per hour effective January 8, 2024. Absent: Hogenson

MOTION HURD, SECOND BALTICH: 07 – Approve the resignation of Terrance Gavic, Deputy Sheriff, effective January 5, 2024. Absent: Hogenson

MOTION GOUTERMONT, SECOND HURD: 08 – Approve the recruitment for one full-time Deputy Sheriff. Absent: Ho­genson.

MOTION HURD, SECOND BALTICH: 09 – Approve the Lake County Earned Sick and Safe Time Policy. Absent: Hogenson

MOTION GOUTERMONT, SECOND HURD: 10 – Set the Board of Commission­ers 2024 salary at $28,275, with the addi­tional $1,732 per year for the Board Chair.

Abstain: Baltich

Absent: Hogenson

MOTION GOUTERMONT, SECOND HURD: 11 – Set the Commissioners per diems at $95 in county and $110 out of county, effective January 1st, 2024.

Abstain: Baltich

Absent: Hogenson

MOTION HURD, SECOND GOUTER­MONT: 12 – Adjourn Board meeting of the Lake County Board of Commissioners at 2:38 p.m. Absent: Hogenson

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

– Organizational meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2024

ATTEST:

Matthew J Huddleston

Acting Clerk of the Board

Rich Sve, Board Chairperson

Lake County Board of Commissioners

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