TUESDAY July 6th, 2021 at 8:15 a.m., First Floor - Board Room, Courthouse. Commissioners and County Administrator, Mike Brethorst, attended the Quarterly Joint Governance meeting at the Roosevelt Elementary School Cafeteria in Detroit Lakes, from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., with the Detroit Lakes Public School District hosting. Agenda/Minutes: Meeting was brought to order by Board Chair Nelson. Commissioners in attendance: Nelson, Knutson, Okeson, Grimsley and Vareberg; County Administrator, Mike Brethorst, and Minute Taker, Mary Hendrickson. Pledge of Allegiance. Approved the agenda with the following change: Under Sheriff: Add: Personnel Request - Variable Hour Part-Time Deputy Position: Resolution 07-21-1F. Approve the minutes of June 15th, 2021, with the requested changes. Commissioners: Open Forum: Gerry Schram is recommending that Guy Fischer with the Economic Development Authority (EDA) and other County staff assist the Townships with the American Rescue Plan (ARP) process. Reports and Correspondence: Reports were provided on the following meetings: Commissioner Okeson: Transit Committee and Association of MN Counties (AMC) - District 4 meeting; Commissioner Nelson: Lakeland Mental Health, Natural Resources Management (NRM), UofM-Extension Committee, and Finance Committee; Commissioner Knutson: Environmental Affairs Committee, Prairie Lakes Municipal Solid Waste Authority (PLMSWA), Becker County Law Library, Recreational Advisory Committee (RAC), and Finance/Courthouse Committee meeting; Commissioner Vareberg: Environmental Affairs Committee; Commissioner Grimsley: Becker County Historical Society, Lakes Area Regional Library (LARL), AMC, Development Achievement Center (DAC), Land of the Dancing Sky, Museum Building Committee, and Transit Committee; County Administrator, Mike Brethorst, provided an update on the 2022 Budget Process, ARP and assisting the townships, and insurance relative to the Museum Building (Builders Risk). Appointments: Appointed Commissioner Okeson to serve on the
Ottertail One Watershed-One Plan Committee. Commissioner Nelson reported on a vacancy on the Cormorant Lakes Watershed District Board of Managers, due to the retirement of Barbs Hansen, and requested the County Administrator post the position. County Administrator: Approved Resolution 07-21-1E, to ratify the compensation of Boards and Committees, as outlined in said resolution, and to set at/for the 2022 rate, with the Board of Adjustment fees increased as of July 1, 2021, and the remainder to change January 1, 2022, and shall continue unless amended by motion of the County Commission; and that all Boards and Committees, as noted, can submit for per diem and mileage reimbursement, in accordance with County policy. Approved the 1st of 3-year Pledge Payment for the construction of the new Becker County Museum ($367,000 for 2021, $366,335 for 2022, and balance of $366,665 in 2023). Finance Committee Minutes: Approved the Regular Claims, Auditor Warrants, and Additional Issues, as presented: Auditor Warrants (Tuesday Bills): 06/15/2021in the amount of $24,269.23 (Cost Effective), 06/16/2021 in the amount of $294,413.21, 06/24/2021 in the amount of $15,215.27,
06/25/2021 in the amount of $10,788,661.68, 06/29/2021 in the amount of $223,456.13 for a total amount of $11,346,015.52; Additional Issues: Request to add these claims: Mark Sand & Gravel Partial Payment #2 for CSAH 26 in the amount of $109,259.60; Hough Inc. Payment #1 for Mountain Link Trail Project in the amount of $143,971.30; RJ Zavoral & Sons Inc. Payment #1 for CSAH 14 & Co Rd 132 in the amount of $218,313.77. Information Technology (IT):
approved the purchase of IT Asset Discovery & Documentation Software at a cost of $1,500.00 per year. Accepted the low quote for the purchase of Anti-virus and Anti-Malware Replacement
Software at a cost of $11,145.05. ERP Software - Verbal Update provided - currently working on RFQ to present in late August. Approved the Internal Phone System Upgrade, as presented,
at a cost of $13,368.75. Auditor-Treasurer: Licenses and Permits: Approved Resolution
07-21-1A, the Charitable Gambling Permit for the Cormorant Lions Club Raffle September 23,
2021 at Cormorant Community Center. Approved the New On-Sale 3.2 Beer and Sunday sales
for Smokey Resort, LLC - DBA Jack Pines Resort in Carsonville Township. Approved the New
Wine-Strong Beer for Smokey Resort, LLC - DBA Jack Pines Resort in Carsonville Township.
Approved the 2021 County Board of Equalization Meeting Minutes (June 15,2021), as presented. Approve Resolution 07-21-1B, for the Repurchase of Parcel # 51.0100.000 in the amount of $3,476.11. Approved Resolution 07-21-1C, to advertise and hire a part-time Cashier due to a vacancy in the Auditor-Treasurer's office, and through the normal hiring process. Assessor: Approved the Tax Court abatement, as presented, for MN Energy Resources Corporation in the amount of -$26,400.00. Transit: Approved Resolution 07-21-1D, for the purchase of a new Transit Bus from North Central Bus at a cost of $92,012.00, with the County's cost at $9,201.20. Human Services: Contracts: Approved to sign the Tri-County and White Earth Nation Elder Abuse Memorandum of Understanding to provide elder care assistance. Approved to sign the two-year Fraud Prevention Investigation Grant Contract Renewal, effective July 1st, 2021. Claims: Approved the claims for Human Services, Public Health, and
Transit, as presented. Planning & Zoning: Approved the First Supplemental Plat Acknowledgement (Two-Mile Extraterritorial) - Laker Island Storage CIC #89. Sheriff: Approved the 2021 WE Fest Agreement with WE Fest Holdings, LLC, for law enforcement and traffic control in connection with the "WE Fest 2021" event to be held at the Soo Pass Ranch in Lake View Township in Becker County (August 4th thru August 7th, 2021), for the sum of $51,000.00. Approved the sale of Squad tires (5 sets of Goodyear 2556r18 RSA All-Season) at public auction, as discussed, via Do-Bid, Auction Block, and on the County website. Approved the sale of five (5) Squad cars at Midstate Auto Auction on July 20th, 2021, as follows:
1) Unit: 39212001 Ford F-25095,671 milesVIN: 1FTNW21L21EC83921
2) Unit: 70942014 Ford Explorer127,857 milesVIN: 1FM5K8AR9EGC27094
3) Unit: 77122015 Ford Explorer137,279 milesVIN: 1FM5K8AR9FGC67712
4) Unit 77102015 Ford Explorer146,557 milesVIN: 1FM5K8AR5FGC67710
5) Unit 77132015 Ford Explorer157,526 milesVIN: 1FM5K8AR0FGC67713
Approved Resolution 07-21-1F, to hire a part-time variableSheriff's Deputy position due to low staffing level. Sheriff Todd Glander introduced and recognized newly hired Sheriff's Deputies, Wyatt Tollefson, Kyle Hanson, and Nicholas Daniel and presented the Ceremonial Oath to the new deputies, with their families present as well. The Board congratulated each of them and their families. Being no further business, Board Chair Nelson adjourned the meeting. /s/ Michael M. Brethorst, County Administrator; /s/ Barry Nelson, Board Chair.
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