LEGALS

7-22-2021


SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS OF THE MEETING OF THE
ST. LOUIS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
July 6, 2021
Present: Commissioners Paul McDonald, Keith Musolf and Chair Mike Jugovich - 4. Absent: Frank Jewell, Patrick Boyle and Keith Nelson ­ 3.
Resolution No. 21-372 Minutes for June 22, 2021. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Musolf. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent).
Resolution No. 21-373 Authorize a Host County contract with Lutheran Social Services for the purchase of emergency shelter services during the term July 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Musolf. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent).
Resolution No. 21-374 Authorize the acquisition of the remaining right-of-way through eminent domain proceedings necessary for the construction of County Project 0009-382898, State Project 069-609-047, located at the intersection of Woodland Avenue and Snively Road in Duluth (parcel code 010-1830-00930). Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Musolf. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent).
Resolution No. 21-375 Authorize an agreement with the City of Duluth for construction on Boundary Avenue (County State Aid Highway 14) between Anchor Street and Orchard Street (CP 0014-376295) and on Park Place whereby the City of Duluth will pay the "City of Duluth Non-Participating" local share items listed in the plan. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Musolf. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent).
Resolution No. 21-376 Authorize the relocation of an existing controlled access entrance on CSAH 4 by Frank Hennessey, Gnesen Township. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Musolf. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent).
Resolution No. 21-377 Authorize a purchase order for the installation of modified truck snow gear (1,030 gallon liquid deicing capacity) from Towmaster, Inc., of Litchfield, MN, for the State of Minnesota contract price of $274,450. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Musolf. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent).
Resolution No. 21-378 Establish a public hearing at 9:35 a.m., August 3, 2021, at the Government Services Center, Duluth, MN, to obtain public input on an amendment to the 2021 - 2025 Capital Improvement Plan and intent to issue up to $26,000,000 in Capital Improvement Bonds for the construction of several public works facility projects. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Musolf. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent).
Resolution No. 21-379 Request a State of Minnesota legislative financial solution to all years of the final Enbridge Energy, LP apportionable market values as ordered by the Minnesota Tax Court, beginning in the 2012 assessment year through the 2016 assessment year, from the State Department of Revenue. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Musolf. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent).
Resolution No. 21-380 Approve the establishment of and funding for up to $250,000 for a Boarder-to-Boarder Broadband grant program to assist communities to plan for, develop, and seek funding to expand investment in high-speed broadband initiatives in unserved or underserved areas within the County. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Musolf. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent).
Resolution No. 21-381 Application for a Temporary On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor License by YMCA Camp du Nord, Unorganized Township 64-13, for September 3 ­ 5, 2021, renewal. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Musolf. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent).
Resolution No. 21-382 Public hearing scheduled for 1:00 p.m. August 2, 2021, at the Halden Town Hall, 5523 South Savanna Road, Floodwood, MN, to consider a petition by Michael Clark for the revocation of a portion of the Savanna Road in Halden Township. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Musolf. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent).
Resolution No. 21-383 Appoint Commissioners Frank Jewell and Ashley Grimm as members to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Group for terms expiring December 31, 2022. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Musolf. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent).
Resolution No. 21-384 Appoint Commissioners Paul McDonald and Mike Jugovich as members and Commissioner Keith Nelson as alternate to the Northeast Regional ATV Trail Board of Directors for terms expiring with their current term as elected officials. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Musolf. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent).
Resolution No. 21-385 Authorize reallocation of one (1) 1.0 FTE Information Specialist II position to a 1.0 FTE Information Specialist III in the Sheriff's Office.'Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Musolf. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent).
Resolution No. 21-386 Authorize an increase to the allowed estimated annual cost of the agreement with Upper Lakes Foods, Cloquet, MN, for the purchase of food services for the St. Louis County Jail to an estimated annual cost of $400,000 for the remainder of the contract term, as well as any allowed additional optional one-year extensions. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Musolf. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent).
Resolution No. 21-387 Authorize application and acceptance of the 2021 Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-based Program grant funds in an amount up to $900,000 for a three-year period of October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2024, to support a Medication Assisted Treatment Navigator and peer recovery specialist activities in St. Louis County, with the position eliminated upon completion of the three-year term if no other funding source is identified. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Musolf. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent).
Resolution No. 21-388 Authorize application for renewal of the Crime Victim Services Grant for the period October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2023. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Musolf. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent).
Resolution No. 21-389 Authorize application and acceptance of grant funds of up to $49,400 from the Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation (IRRR) Commercial Redevelopment Grant Program for funding to cover half of the cost of the demolition of the tax forfeited Biwabik Natatorium. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Musolf. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent).
Resolution No. 21-390 Rescind County Board Resolution No. 19-744 and authorize a 6-year surface lease agreement with Hibbing Taconite Company, subject to a surface disturbance fee of $2,250 and an annual land use fee of $6,480 for state tax forfeited land located in Balkan Township and the City of Hibbing. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Musolf. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent).
Resolution No. 21-391 Authorize a 25-year surface lease agreement with Hibbing Taconite Company, subject to a surface disturbance fee of $4,500 and an annual land use fee of $13,185 for approximately 242 acres of state tax forfeited land located in the City of Hibbing for buffer lands associated with iron ore mining. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Musolf. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent).
Resolution No. 21-392 Application for repurchase of state tax forfeited land (non-homestead) by Lee R. Gustafson of Gustafson Brothers Company, Cook, MN (parcel code 120-0010-02590). Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Musolf. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent).
Resolution No. 21-393 Application for repurchase of state tax forfeited land (non-homestead) by Lee R. Gustafson of Cook, MN (parcel code 120-0010-01720). Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Musolf. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent).
Resolution No. 21-394 Application for repurchase of state tax forfeited land (homestead) by Jodi Rae Lochner of Duluth, MN (parcel code 010-2080-02660). Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Musolf. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent).
Resolution No. 21-395 Application for repurchase of state tax forfeited land (non-homestead) by Samuele Curtis Nelson-Gustafson of Hibbing, MN (parcel code 139-0206-00010). Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Musolf. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent).
Resolution No. 21-396 Appraisal reports for a Public Intermediate Oral Timber Auction being held on August 19, 2021, as submitted by the Land Commissioner. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Musolf. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent).
Resolution No. 21-397 Settlement agreement with Jennifer and Chad Bruckelmyer, Duluth, MN, in the amount of $18,000 for a vehicle-related accident. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Grimm. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent).
Resolution No. 21-398 Termination of Local Emergency relative to the COVID-19 pandemic. Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Musolf, moved to consider; the item had not been to committee. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent). Commissioner Musolf, supported by Commissioner Grimm, moved the resolution. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent).
Resolution No. 21-399 Suspension of the Procurement Card Policy. Commissioner Musolf, supported by Commissioner Grimm, moved to consider; the item had not been to committee. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent). Commissioner Musolf, supported by Commissioner McDonald, moved the resolution. Passed 4-0 (Jewell, Boyle, Nelson absent.)
This is a summary of the official board proceedings. The full text is available in the Clerk of the County Board's Office located at 100 N. 5th Ave. West, #214, Duluth, Minnesota, 55802, by mail or electronic mail, and also at www.stlouiscountymn.gov. July 22 - 1


 


 


 


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