(Published in the Brainerd Dispatch, December 6, Echo Journal, December 9, 2020, 1t.

(Published in the Brainerd Dispatch, December 6, Echo Journal, December 9, 2020, 1t.)
Per Minnesota Statute 375.12, “Publication of Proceedings”
Meeting held on 11/10/20
The full text is available for public inspection at the County Administrator’s Office
Regular meeting of County Board – 9:00 AM – all members present.
Troy Scheffler, Merrifield, shared his opinion on COVID-19. He also addressed Board regarding alleged misconduct by Sheriff's Office & then one of his associates hand-delivered civil complaint to Chair.
Franzen/Houge - to approve minutes of 10/27/20 regular County Board meeting & 11/03/20 special County Board meeting. Motion Passed [Unanimous]
Houge/Franzen - to add "Reappointment to Crow Wing County HRA" under Additional Business & approve agenda of 11/10/20 regular County Board meeting as amended. Motion Passed Unanimous]
Franzen/Koering - to approve consent agenda. Motion Passed [Unanimous]
Franzen/Brekken - to deny Preliminary Plat request of Lake Place Storage, with findings to be prepared by staff & presented at next meeting. Motion Passed [4 to 1], Houge nay.
Franzen/Houge - to authorize entering into Service Level Agreements with both Anderson Brothers Construction Company of Brainerd LLC & Hengel Ready Mix & Construction to establish formal & proactive working relationship that allows County to plan for contingencies during COVID-19 pandemic which may include emergency roadway maintenance, repair & other services. Motion Passed [Unanimous]
Franzen/Brekken - to approve Resolution for Restatement of Ossawinnamakee Lake Improvement District. Motion Passed [Unanimous]
County Attorney complimented Deborah Erickson & entire elections staff for their high quality work on General Election.
County Administrator reported on behalf of Senior Management Team.
Houge/Koering - to allocate $20,000 from FAD’s fund balance reserves as one-time contribution to Evergreen Cemetery Association to be used exclusively for maintenance & upkeep of Memorial Gardens; Association must provide accounting to verify that funds were used exclusively for Memorial Gardens; County Administrator to revisit this issue with Association next July to determine if or to what extent any additional financial contributions may be warranted. Motion Passed [Unanimous]
Franzen/Koering - to reappoint Craig Nathan as District 4 representative on Crow Wing County Housing & Redevelopment Authority for term expiring 12/31/25. Motion Passed [Unanimous]
Chair thanked Deborah Erickson, her staff, poll workers & volunteers who all made election go smoothly with high voter turnout; he reminded everyone that tomorrow is Veterans Day & acknowledged & thanked veterans; & he encouraged everyone to do their part & wear mask & social distance to help reduce spread of COVID-19.
Franzen/Koering - to recess regular session & convene to closed session for purpose of labor negotiation strategy at 10:04 AM. Motion Passed [Unanimous]
Franzen/Houge - to recess closed session & reconvene to County Board meeting at 10:16 AM. Motion Passed [Unanimous]
Houge/Koering - to authorize entering into Agreement with Assistant Crow Wing County Attorney Association, effective 01/01/21–12/31/23. Motion Passed [Unanimous]
Koering/Franzen - to adjourn at 10:19 AM. Motion Passed [Unanimous]
Timothy J. Houle
County Administrator