October 1

These are summary minutes only, per MN Statute 375.12. Full text of meeting minutes is available for public inspection at the Administrative Services Office, located at 635 2nd St SE, Milaca, MN and may also be viewed on the Countys website: www.co.mille-lacs.mn.us.
Chairman Peterson called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. with the following members present: Commissioners Wilhelm, Reynolds, Oslin, and Tellinghuisen.
Approve the agenda. (Wilhelm, Tellinghuisen; 5-0)
Approve the following consent agenda items: Approve Minutes of 9/17/13 Board Meeting; Review of Auditors Warrants; Approve a 1% general adjustment to the Uniform Payscale for 2014; Approve the revised Capital Assets Policy effective for 2013; Submittal of reports from various County offices; Approve revised by-laws to re-organize the County Labor Management Committee; Approve radio equipment and tower equipment to be installed by the Central MN Amateur Radio Group; Adopt Resolution granting an exempt permit for PEARL to conduct a raffle event; Approve revised Region VII E Adult Mental Health Initiative Governing Board Operating By-Laws; Authorize contracting with two peer breastfeeding counselors and one lead peer breastfeeding counselors for the current grant period of October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014; Adopt Resolution No.: 10-1-13-20, Equipment Rental Rates for November 1, 2013 – October 31, 2014, and the Seasonal Maintenance Agreement for use with townships and cities; Approve 2014-2015 State of MN Department of Human Services Radiological Emergency Preparedness Grant; Approve contract with Pine Technical College for the provision of GED services to County participants in MFIP and DWP; Approve revised Community & Veterans Services Director position description. (Wilhelm, Reynolds; 5-0)
Chairman Peterson presented Outstanding Service Awards to Property and Records Clerk Sandy Kephart, Eligibility Worker Darlynn Gould, Case Aide Debbie Thompson, Lead Office Support Specialist Lisa Brown, and Correctional Officer Sandra Meixell.
Award the sewer connection project to West Branch Construction for an amount not to exceed $4,850. (Reynolds, Oslin; 5-0)
Approve the request by Steven Dubbs for a conditional use permit for an accessory structure without a dwelling in the Shoreland District on property located on the east side of Mesabi Way south of Eyota Way, Onamia, subject to conditions. (Wilhelm, Oslin; 5-0)
Deny the request by Tim Helmbrecht for a conditional use permit to allow auto repair as a home-based business and to adopt Resolution No.: 10-01-13-1, Establishing Findings of Fact for the Denial of the Request by Tim Helmbrecht for a Conditional Use Permit to allow Auto Repair as a Home Based Business. (Tellinghuisen, Oslin; 5-0)
Public comment was taken on the Countys proposed Comprehensive Plan. Table action on the proposed Comprehensive Plan. (Wilhelm, Oslin; 5-0)
Close the meeting at 9:50 a.m., pursuant to M.S. 13D.05, Subd. 3(c)(3), to discuss right-of-way acquisition with the following present: Cmsrs Tellinghuisen, Wilhelm, Peterson, Reynolds, and Oslin; County Engineer Cochran; County Administrator Traxler; and Personnel Director Herges. (Wilhelm, Tellinghuisen; 5-0)
The Chairman re-opened the meeting at 9:53 a.m.
A motion was made by Cmsr Tellinghuisen, seconded by Cmsr Oslin, to approve the County Engineers recommendation regarding property acquisition. The motion carried; Cmsr Wilhelm abstained.
Chairman Peterson closed the meeting at 9:55 a.m., pursuant to M.S. 13D.03, to discuss labor negotiations strategy with the following present: Cmsrs Tellinghuisen, Wilhelm, Peterson, Reynolds, and Oslin; County Administrator Traxler; and Personnel Director Herges.
Re-open the meeting at 10:13 a.m. (Oslin, Tellinghuisen; 5-0)
Close the meeting at 10:14 a.m., pursuant to M.S. 13D.05, Subd. 3(a), to conduct the annual performance evaluation of County Administrator Roxy Traxler. (Tellinghuisen, Wilhelm; 5-0)
Re-open the meeting at 10:34.
Adjourn the meeting at 10:34 a.m. (Wilhelm, Oslin; 5-0)
Roxy Traxler
County Administrator
Phil Peterson
County Board Chairman
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Mille Lacs County Times
October 24, 2013

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