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OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNTY BOARD LAKE COUNTY, MINNESOTA

Tuesday, June 11, 2024. Lake County Board of Commissioners’ regularly sched­uled meeting was called to order at 2:00 p.m. by Lake County Board Chairperson Rich Sve. Chair Sve led the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Unless otherwise stated, all actions have been approved by a unanimous 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, Commissioner Derrick “Rick” L. Goutermont, District 3 Commissioner Richard “Rick” C. Hogenson, and District 5 Commissioner Rich Sve. Board member Absent: District 4 Commissioner Jeremy M. Hurd. Also absent: Clerk of the Board Laurel D. Buchanan. Also present: County Administrator Matthew Huddleston, Coun­ty Auditor Linda Libal, and Environmental Services Director Christine McCarthy.

MOTION GOUTERMONT, SECOND HO­GENSON: 01 – Approval of the agenda. Absent: Hurd

Lake County Board Chairperson Rich Sve opened the floor for public comments. Lau­ra Osland of Cornerstone Ridge shared her perspective on the impact of vacation rentals and explained a private road situa­tion with various ownership. She requests that the County Board of Commissioners make banning short-term rentals on pri­vate roads a priority.

Lake County Administrator Matthew Hud­dleston provided an update on several items of county business. The Board of Commissioners set the first 2025 budget meeting for 12:30 PM on July 2. County Auditor Linda Libal and Environmental Services Director Christine McCarthy provided brief updates on behalf of their respective departments. Commissioners discussed their intent to convene the previous short-term rental vacation committee to continue the discussion on various aspects of the recently updated regulations, including a review of the private road issue. Ms. McCarthy will set up a committee meeting in the next couple of months.

MOTION HOGENSON, SECOND BAL­TICH: 02 – Approve Consent Agenda as presented:

1. Approve Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting minutes of May 28, 2024.

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

a. Region III Payments $ 60,642.08

3. Approve payment in the amount of $112,560.10 to the City of Two Har­bors in accordance with Agreement for Fire Protection for the County’s share of the 2023 Fire Department expenses.

4. Authorize Ronelle Radle, Chief Deputy Auditor/Treasurer as the designated Official with Authority for Lake County for purposes of County Auditor Reporting Data Submissions to the Minnesota De­partment of Education.

5. Authorize Auditor to utilize current balance in MAGIC account 651109 “Rescue Squad Capital Expendi­tures” and close out that Account. The account was established by County Board Approval on 4-13- 2010, Page 5, Resolution 49. The account balance will be used to­ward the purchase of a 2024 Polar­is Ranger Northstar Premium 1000 from Duluth Lawn and Sport as well as payment of $1,300 to Live Action Safety for a foldable stokes basket. (5-14-2024 Board Action Items.) The 4-30-2024 balance in MAGIC account 651109 was $15,595.19. Total purchase price from Duluth Lawn and Sport and Live Action Safety is $28,664.37. Authorize Auditor’s office to make necessary journal entries to reflect coding of this purchase as follows:

1) Zero out MAGIC Account 651109 (approximately $15,595.19)

2) $9,250.43 from Title III Funds

3) Remaining balance from auc­tion proceeds (approximately $3,818,75)

6. Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign an updated Financial Assistance Agreement between the County of Lake and the Town of Sil­ver Creek.

7. 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 July 1, 2024, through December 31, 2024, in an amount not to exceed $3,600.00.

8. Approve the purchase of PROS­ECUTORbyKarpel (Karpel) case management software through the attached 5-year proposal for $38,800 initial purchase and start­up fees, and $5,375 annual fees.

9. Approve and Authorize the Environ­mental Services Director to sign the Stantec Proposal for Engineering Services for 2024 Cell Construc­tion at the Lake County Demoli­tion Landfill. These services will include construction contract ad­ministration, field services and doc­umentation at a cost not to exceed $36,300.

10. Authorize the Highway Engineer to sign the Two Harbors Cooperative Light and Power utility permit for Underground Electric Distribution (Primary Power Cable) below and across CR 131 (Drummond Grade near the entrance to 2799 and 2803 Drummond Grade.

11. Authorize the Highway Engineer to sign the Two Harbors Coopera­tive Light & Power utility permit for Underground Electric Service along the north side of CR 202 (Christian­son Lake Road).

12. Authorize the Highway Engineer to sign the Two Harbors Coopera­tive Light & Power utility permit for Underground Electric Distribution (Primary Cable) below and across CSAH 7 (Cramer Road) at the Wanless Road intersection.

13. Authorize Highway Department payment to Bobcat of Duluth at a cost not to exceed $6,500.00 for repairs to unit 5060, a 2006 Bobcat S205 wheeled skid loader.

14. Authorize Highway Engineer to sign the Special Event Permit for the Grit and Gratitude Charity Bike Rides scheduled for August 18, 2024 and located on:

20 Mile Paved Ride

– CSAH 26 – 11th Street

– CR 105 – 19th Street

– CSAH 11 – 7th Avenue

– CSAH 10 – Shoreview Road

– CSAH 61 – Scenic Drive

50 Mile Gravel Ride

– CSAH 26 – 11th Street

– CR 105 – August Omtvedt Blvd

– CSAH 27 – Waldo Road

– CR 121 – Ski Hill Road

– CR 121 – Big Rock Road

– CSAH 12 – Hwy 12

– CR 124 – Holm Road

– CR 131 – Drummond Grade

– CSAH 3 – Hwy 3

– UT 10 – Old Drummond Road

– CR 123 – Moen Road

– UT 34 – Westover Road

15. Approve and authorize the Coun­ty Board Chair and Lake County Health and Human Services Di­rector to sign the Transportation of Children and Youth in Foster Care Placement Purchase of Ser­vice Agreement with ISD #381 for the period of July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025. Absent: Hurd

MOTION GOUTERMONT, SECOND HO­GENSON: 03 – Approve the probationary appointment of Logan Gow to Highway Maintenance Worker at the Step 2 rate of $23.59 per hour effective June 17, 2024. Absent: Hurd

MOTION BALTICH, SECOND HOGEN­SON: 04 – Approve the probationary appointment of Chelsey Ojard to Admin­istrative Assistant at the Step 3 rate of $22.64 per hour effective June 17, 2024. Absent: Hurd

MOTION HOGENSON, SECOND BAL­TICH: 05 – Approve the probationary appointment of Tessa Strommer to Human Services Technician at the Step 2 rate of $21.90 per hour effective July 1, 2024.

Absent: Hurd

MOTION BALTICH, SECOND GOUTER­MONT: 06 – Approve the change in employee status of Christopher Hatfield, Environmental Services Specialist, due to completion of trial period effective June 13, 2024. Absent: Hurd

MOTION GOUTERMONT, SECOND BALTICH: 07 – Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign the contract with Ulland Brothers, Inc., in the amount of $419,114 for CP-000-24-001, Demolition Landfill Construction Phases 1S and 2S. Absent: Hurd

MOTION HOGENSON, SECOND BAL­TICH: 08 – Adjourn Board meeting of the Lake County Board of Commissioners at 2:52 p.m. Absent: Hurd

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

• Committee of the Whole, at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at the Town of Fall Lake, Town Hall, Fall Lake, Minnesota.

• Regular meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, in the Lake County Service Center, Split Rock River Room, 616 Third Ave­nue, Two Harbors, Minnesota.

ATTEST:

Matthew Huddleston Acting Clerk of the Board Rich Sve, Board Chairperson

Lake County Board of Commissioners

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