September 12, 2017– BOARD AGENDA

9:00      1)   J. Mark Wedel, County Board Chair
                     A) Call to Order
                     B) Pledge of Allegiance
                     C) Board of Commissioners Meeting Procedure
                     D) Approval of Agenda
                     E) 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 August 22, 2017 – September 11, 2017
                     B) Approve August 22, 2017 County Board Minutes
                     C) Approve Commissioner Warrants
                     D) Approve Auditor Warrants – Highway Department Contract Payment
                     E) Approve Auditor Warrants – ISD #1 Taconite Payment & Highway Department Contract Payment
                     F) Approve August Manual Warrants
                     G) Adopt Resolution: Application to Repurchase Tax-Forfeited Land – Rick & Kelly Olson
                     H) Set Unorganized Township Levies for 2018
                            1. Adopt Resolution: 2018 Unorganized Road & Bridge
                            2. Adopt Resolution: 2018 Unorganized Fire Protection
                            3. Adopt Resolution: 2018 Unorganized Cemetery
                      I) Adopt Resolution: EAW Record of Decision – Aitkin County Government Center Expansion Project
                      J) Adopt Resolution: County VSO Operational Enhancement Grant Program
                      K) Adopt Resolution: Large Assembly License – Northern Minnesota Draft Horse Association
                      L) Adopt Resolution: Extension of the Aitkin County Comprehensive Local Water Management Plan
                      M) Approve (4) Affidavits for Duplicate of Lost Warrant
                      N) Accept Donation to Sobriety Court

9:05      3) Jessica Seibert, County Administrator
                      A) East Central Regional Library Presentation – Sarah Hawkins

9:25      4) Terry Neff, Environmental Services Director
                      A) Adopt Resolution: Land Transfers / Splits
                      B) Approve Proposed Aitkin County Buffer Ordinance

9:45      5) Mark Jacobs, Land Commissioner
                      A) Adopt Resolution: Appoint Randy Quale as County Surveyor
                      B) 10:00 Public Hearing to Classify Tax Forfeited Lands
                             1. Adopt Resolution: Classification of Tax-Forfeited Lands
                      C) Mineral/Peat Lease Update – MN DNR

10:45            Break

11:00    6) Jessica Seibert, County Administrator
                      A) Approve ATV Ordinance Public Input Meetings
                      B) Approve 2018 Legislative Priorities
                      C) 2018 Proposed Budget
                            1 Power Point Presentation
                            2. IFS Budget Report
                            3. Budget Summary
                      D) Approve or Deny Extension Contract Addendum
                      E) Approve 2018 Appropriations

12:30    7) Committee Updates

1:00              Adjourn

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