February 28, 2017– 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


                 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 February 14, 2017 – February 27, 2017
B) Approve February 14, 2017 County Board Minutes
C) Approve Commissioner Warrants
D) Approve Auditor Warrants - Sales Tax
E) Approve Auditor Warrants - Highway Dept. Contract Payment
F) Approve Auditor Warrants - Town Road Auto Payments - Gas Tax
G) Adopt Resolution: Form LG220 of the White Pine Riders
H) Adopt Resolution: 2017-2021 Tactical Forest Plan
I)  Adopt Resolution: Mille Lacs Trails Snowmobile Club FRTP Grant Request
J) Adopt Resolution: 2017 State Boat & Water Agreement Grant
K) Approve Squad Car Purchase - Sheriff's Office
L) Approve Call Recording Software Upgrade - Sheriff's Office
M) Approve Updated Countywide Fee Schedule
N) Information Only: 2015 State Audit Clarification
O) Authorize Offer Letter to Patrick Wussow as Mentor to County Administrator
P) Ratify Teamsters Licensed Essential Unit 2017-2018 Agreement

9:45         3) Ross Wagner, Economic Development & Forest Industry Coordinator

                     A) Barn Quilts Presentation
                     B) Approve Aitkin County Broadband Development Grant
                     C) Approve 2017 Aitkin County Tourism and Development Fund Budget


10:25       4) Terry Neff, Environmental Services Director & Steve Hughes, SWCD Director

                     A) Buffer Law Information, and adopt Resolution: Updating Aitkin County Comprehensive Local Water Management Plan

10:45       5) Lori Grams, Treasurer

                 A) 2016 Fourth Quarter Investment Report

10:55     6) Kirk Peysar, County Auditor
                 A) License Center Report

11:10     7) Committee Updates


11:45       Break


12:00       8) Mike Dangers, County Assessor

                      A) Closed Session under MN Statute 13D.05 Attorney Client Privilege


12:30        Adjourn



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