SUMMARY PUBLICATION OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE ISANTI COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Per Minnesota Statutes 375.12 Publication of Proceedings.
Meeting held on Wednesday, July 18, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. Government Center Boardroom
A detail of the entire minutes are available for public inspection in the Isanti County Administrators Office or by visiting our website at www.co.isanti.mn.us.
Members Present: Chairperson Turnquist; Commissioners Anderson, Morris, Oslund, Warring
Members Absent: None
Others Present: K VanHooser, H Mikeworth, C Caulk, C Struss, A Larson, J Mader, S Klocksien, K Anderson, T Marttila, P Messer, R Heilman, T Bergloff, (Reporter: N Olson)
O0o Chairperson Turnquist convened the meeting and led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance.
O0o Public Comment Session. No public comment was made.
17/07-29 Oslund/Anderson to approve the July 18, 2017, County Board agenda. Carried.
17/07-30 Warring/Oslund to approve the minutes of the July 5, 2017, County Board meeting. Carried.
17/07-31 Morris/Anderson to approve an Application for Exempt Permit to Pheasants Forever on July 23,
2017, to be held at the Isanti County Fairgrounds, located in Cambridge, Township; Isanti County;
further to waive any waiting period. Carried.
17/07-32 Warring/Oslund to approve the following 2018 Public Defender Contracts: CHIPS/TPR #1:
McKinnis and Doom Law Office ($25,000); and CHIPS/TPR #2: Ann Tessneer, Tessneer Law Firm
($16,000); Civil, Family and Probate: McKinnis and Doom Law Office ($18,000). Carried.
17/07-33 Anderson/Warring to approve the expense claim for Elisha Long in the amount of $100.00 after the
allowed timeframe for submitting. Carried.
17/07-34 Anderson/Warring to approve the following claims and warrants:
17/07-35 Anderson/Morris to ratify the hire of M Bennett, Deputy Auditor-Treasurer I, effective July 10, 2017.
17/07-36 Oslund/Morris to approve regular status for H Sward, Accounting Coordinator/Deputy Auditor II,
effective July 12, 2017. Carried.
17/07-37 Morris/Anderson to approve the following ACCEPTANCE OF DONATION TO ISANTI COUNTY (on
17/07-38 Morris/Oslund to approve a 2017 Budget Amendment for Parks Department. Carried.
O0o A Larson, Chief Deputy Auditor, presented a petition to form the Lake Francis Lake Improvement District.
17/07-39 Anderson/Warring to set a Public Hearing on Petition to Form the Lake Francis Lake Improvement
District (Isanti County) for August 16, 2017, 9:30 a.m., in the Isanti County Board Room. Carried.
O0o At this time, Sheriff C Caulk, conducted the swearing in of Deputy Sheriff T Johnson.
O0o J Mader, Office of the State Auditor, presented the 2016 Isanti County Exit Audit.
17/07-40 Morris/Turnquist to approve the resolution to apply for a Park Legacy Fund Grant to acquire the
Hanon Property totaling 149 acres as a potential addition to Irving & John Anderson County Park.
17/07-41 Warring/Oslund to approve the request of the Information Technology Department to
purchase Network Infrastructure Equipment and installation as quoted from Morris Electronics in
the amount of $85,046.36. Carried.
O0o M Jensen, Isanti County Fiscal Supervisor, presented his agencys monthly financial report to the Board.
17/07-42 Oslund/Morris to approve regular full-time status of R Kelash, Office Support Specialist, effective
August 9, 2017. Carried.
17/07-43 Warring/Morris to approve regular full-time status of C Lindell, Office Support Specialist, effective
August 16, 2017. Carried.
17/07-44 Anderson/Oslund to approve regular full-time status of J Johnson, Office Support Specialist,
effective August 27, 2017. Carried.
17/07-45 Anderson/Warring to approve to pay an expense claim for M Steidl in the amount of $180.39 after
allowed timeframe for submitting. Carried.
17/07-46 Morris, seconded by Oslund, to approve to pay an expense claim for R Stegeman in the amount
of $6.50 after allowed timeframe for submitting. Carried.
O0o The Board was advised that the number of Income Maintenance cases as shown by the MAXIS system as of June 30, 2017, was 2,408.
17/07-47 Anderson/Warring to approval Family Services (Social Welfare Actions) and approve the following
17/07-48 Oslund/Warring to approve the following utility permits: to Connexus Energy for a
communications cable along CR 72 – Permit No. 17-07-55; and to Genesis Wireless for a buried
fiber optic cable along CSAH 4 – Permit No. 17-07-56. Carried.
17/07-49 Morris/Oslund approve to Award Bid for Contract No. 1701 to Century Fence Company in the
amount of $121,980.04. Carried.
17/07-50 Morris/Oslund to approve changes to CP 07-C-48-291 to extend the project limits of CR 48 from
TH 95 to CR 21. Carried.
17/07-51 Anderson/Warring approve to award the Pavement Marking Quote to AAA Striping Services
Company in the amount of $0.041 per lineal foot. Carried.
17/07-52 Turnquist/Oslund to approve Springvale Township Clean-up Day refund in the amount of $500.00.
17/07-53 Oslund/Warring to approve Athens Township Clean-up Day refund in the amount of $500.00.
17/07-54 Turnquist/Anderson to approve Stanchfield Township Clean-up Day refund in the amount of
PLANNING COMMISSION ACTIONS
17/07-55 Anderson/Warring to approve the following Planning Commission Action #1: The request of
James B. & Linda M Hove, to present a preliminary plat of Hove Ridge (on file). Carried.
17/07-56 Oslund/Turnquist to approve the following Planning Commission Action #2: The request of
Reliable Land & Trust LLC, to present a preliminary plat of Pine Cove (on file). Carried.
17/07-57 Morris/Warring to approve the following Planning Commission Action #3: The request of Richard
Grams/RGI Cabinetry Inc., for a conditional use permit for a cabinet shop (on file). Carried.
17/07-58 Turnquist/Oslund to approve the following Planning Commission Action #4: The request of
Laurence & Wanda Johnson, to amend the conditional use permit dated September 23, 1996, for
a second dwelling, temporary in nature, for an elderly parent (on file). Carried.
17/07-59 Anderson/Oslund to table Planning Commission Action #5 request until the August 1, 2017,
County Board meeting. Carried.
17/07-60 Morris/Oslund to adjourn (10:30 a.m.). Carried.
Kevin VanHooser, County Administrator
By: Sharon Katka, Office Manager/Personnel Technician
Published in the
Isanti County News
August 9, 2017