November 22, 2016 – BOARD AGENDA

9:00        1) J. Mark Wedel, County Board Chairperson
                     A) Call to Order
                     B) Pledge of Allegiance
                     C) Board of Commissioners Meeting Procedure
                     D) Approval of Agenda
9:05              E) Health & Human Services (see separate HHS agenda)


10:00       Break


10:15            F) Citizens’ Public Comment – Comments from visitors must be informational in nature and not exceed (5) minutes per person. The County Board generally will not engage in a discussion or debate in those five minutes but will take the information and find answers if that is appropriate. As part of the County Board protocol, it is unacceptable for any speaker to slander or engage in character assassination at a public Board meeting.


               2) Consent Agenda – All items on the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine and have been made available to the County Board at least two days prior to the meeting; the items will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Board member or citizen so requests, in which event the item will be removed from this Agenda and considered under separate motion.

                      A) Correspondence File November 8, 2016 to November 21, 2016
                      B) Approve November 8, 2016 County Board Minutes
                      C) Approve Commissioner Warrants
                      D) Approve October Manual Warrants
                      E) Approve Auditor Warrants - October Sales & Use Tax
                      F) Approve Auditor Warrants - 2016 Period 2 RE Tax Settlement Payments
                      G) Approve Highway Department Contract Payment
                      H) Adopt Resolution: Request for Reimbursement of Property Tax Relief
                       I) Approve Public Hearing Date for Amendments to the General Zoning & Shoreland Management Ordinances
                       J) Adopt Resolution: 2016 Federal Boating Supplemental Equipment Grant Agreement
                      K) Adopt Resolution: All Terrain Vehicle Trail Funding
                      L) Approve Release of Combination Mortgage - Quadna Mountain
                      M) Approve Personnel Committee Recommendations

10:17      3) Lori Grams, Treasurer
                      A) 2016 Third Quarter Investment Report

10:30      4) Patrick Wussow, Interim County Administrator
                      A) 2015 Audit Summary
                      B) Approve Aitkin County CARE 2017 Funding Request
                      C) Potential Action Related to Employment of Individual Subject to the Board’s Authority

11:15      5) Ross Wagner, Economic Development & Forest Industry Coordinator
                      A) Broadband Discussion
                           1. Discussion on Draft of Aitkin County Broadband Development Grant
                           2. Aitkin County Blandin Broadband Community Update
                      B) Building Addition Discussion
                      C) Hydroponics Study Proposals

12:00      6) Committee Updates

12:30       Lunch

1:30        7) Patrick Wussow, Interim County Administrator
                     A) County Administrator Interviews
                          1. 1:30 - Scott Peters
                          2. 2:30 - Kathleen Ryan
                          3. 3:30 - Jessica Seibert




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