Cook County Board of Commissioner meeting
A G E N D A
COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR MEETING COURT HOUSE, GRAND MARAIS, MN DECEMBER 11, 2012
Full board packets are now available online at: http://co.cook.mn.us/agendas
8:30 a.m. 1. Call meeting to order
Pledge of Allegiance
Make adjustment to agenda
2. PUBLIC COMMENT: Opportunity for citizens to appear before the County Board.
8:35 a.m. 3. Bill Parish, Cook County Curling Club;
Diane Booth, Community Center Director
A. Installation of cameras and TVs
8:45 a.m. 4. David Betts, County Engineer;
Russell Klegstad, Maintenance Supervisor
A. Capital purchase request for ARMER radio charger
B. Capital purchase request for air compressors at Hovland and Tofte shops
9:00 a.m. 5. Danna MacKenzie, Information Systems Director
A. WDIO Tower
9:15 a.m. 6. Danna MacKenzie, Information Systems Director;
Betts Schultz, Assessor/Land Commissioner
A. Land Records improvement request
9:30 a.m. 7. Betty Schultz, Assessor/Land Commissioner
A. Administrative Change for AmericInn of Tofte
10:00 a.m. B R E A K
10:15 a.m. 8. Duane Lula, Arrowhead Regional Development Commission
A. Gitchi Gami Trail project update and request for matching funds for Coastal Program STAR grant
10:30 a.m. 9. Braidy Powers, Auditor-Treasurer
B. 2013 Board per diems and salary
C. 2013 Legal Newspaper
10:35 a.m. 10. Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority representatives
A. Housing program review
B. 2013 EDA budget and levy
11:30 a.m. 11. Employee Concerns
A. Cook County Local Energy Project – funding for Coordinator
B. Discussion of county space issues
C. 1% project updates:
A. Phase II Community Center
1. Fire Protection Demolition contract
2. Mechanical Demolition contract
D. Other meeting updates
E. Meetings to note
F. WTIP interview for 12/12/12: Commissioner Fritz Sobanja
12:00 p.m. 12. Cook County Security Committee
A. CLOSED SESSION to discuss county security issues
B. OPEN SESSION to take action regarding security improvements
13. Correspondence – Memos:
A. Letter from U.S. Forest Service, 11/15/12, re: Land exchange with Cook County. Information.
B. Flyer re: Lake Superior Binational Forum public meeting, 3/15/13. Information.
C. MN Transportation Alliance Legislative Update, 11/30/12. Information.
D. Materials for MN Rural Counties Caucus meeting on 12/12/12. Information.
E. Arrowhead Counties Assn. meeting minutes for 10/17/12. Information.
F. Materials for Laurentian Resource Conservation & Development meeting on 11/26/12. Information.
G. Materials from Greater MN Regional Parks & Trails Coalition, 12/3/12. Information.
H. North Shore Scenic Drive Council meeting minutes for 11/11/12. Information.
I. Tofte-Schroeder Sanitary Sewer District meeting minutes for 10/16/12. Information.
J. Letter from MN Dept. of Employment and Economic Development, 11/14/12, re: MN Small Cities Development Program Monitoring Report. Information.
K. Materials for 12/6/12 meeting of Cook County Soil & Water Conservation District. Information.
L. Materials for 12/10/12 meeting of Cook County Historical Society. Information.
M. Materials for 11/21/12 meeting of Cook County Community Center Board of Trustees. Information.
N. Notice re: Community Emergency Response Team training in 2013. Information.
O. Letter re: appointments to Governor’s Council on MN Coastal Program. Information.
P. Cook County Board of Commissioner meeting minutes from 8/23/12 – 9/25/12. Information.
A D J O U R N
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NOTE: Cook County, City of Grand Marais, I.S.D. #166 and the Duluth YMCA announce the groundbreaking ceremony on December 10th at 1:00 p.m. for the new Cook County Family YMCA located at the west wing of the Cook County High School, 101 W. 5th Street, Grand Marais, MN. This is not an official meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, but a quorum of Commissioners may be in attendance.
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