Details for OTC March 3 meeting mintues

(First Publication Date: March 24, 2020)
Summary of Minutes of the
OTTER TAIL COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Otter Tail County Government Services Center
March 3, 2020
(Full Text Available at the Office of the County Administrator
or on the County website www.co.ottertail.mn.us under Board of Commissioners)
The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners:
1. Called to Order the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners meeting at 8:32 a.m.
2. Approved the March 3, 2020 agenda as amended.
3. Approved Consent Agenda items as follows:
a) February 25, 2020 Board of Commissioners’ Meeting Minutes
b) Warrants/Bills for March 3, 2020 (full list available at ottertailcountymn.us or the Office of the
County Administrator)
c) Receipt of Ditch 45 Public Hearing Notice and Property Report
4. Accepted the West Central Initiative Census Grant in the amount of $500.00. The grant will be
used for the Census Grant project.
5. Authorized the County Veterans Service Officer (VSO) to attend the National Association of
County Veteran’s Service Officers Conference in Atlanta, GA June 6 th -13 th , 2020.
6. Authorized the County Deputy Administrator to select and apply for up to five (5) Broadband
Task Force Members to attend the Community Broadband Leadership Workshop in Grand
Rapids, MN April 30th – May 1st , 2020.
7. Recognized those involved in receiving the Social Media Campaign and Trailblazer awards at
the Explore MN Tourism Conference and extended appreciation for their time and efforts.
8. Approved the Open Forum Policy as presented by the County Deputy Administrator. The Policy
will serve as a living document and will be made available on the county website. The Open
Forum is planned to begin at the March 17, 2020 Board of Commissioners’ meeting at the
Perham City Hall.
9. Authorized staff to develop a proposed Board of Commissioners’ Protocol for review at the
March 17th , 2020 meeting. The proposed protocol will educate the public on meeting structure
and how to address the Board.
10. Referred issues regarding MCIT to the Internal Services Committee for further discussion.
11. Reappointed Ben Brutlag to as the Bois de Sioux Board Manager. Mr. Brutlag will serve a threeyear term beginning May 1, 2020.
12. Awarded the 2020 seasonal highway supplies (full list available at ottertailcountymn.us or the
Office of the County Administrator)
13. Approved Resolution No. 2020 – 19 (Property Tax Abatement related to the Single-Family Tax
Rebate program).
14. Approved Resolution No. 2020 – 20 (Property Tax Abatement related to the Single-Family Tax
Rebate program).
15. Approved Resolution No. 2020 – 21 (Property Tax Abatement related to the Single-Family Tax
Rebate program).
16. Approved Resolution No. 2020 – 22 (Property Tax Abatement related to the Single-Family Tax
Rebate program).
17. Approved Resolution No. 2020 – 23 (Property Tax Abatement related to the Single-Family Tax
Rebate program).
18. Approved Resolution No. 2020 – 24 (Property Tax Abatement related to the Single-Family Tax
Rebate program).
19. Approved Resolution No. 2020 – 25 (Property Tax Abatement related to the Single-Family Tax
Rebate program).
20. Adjourned the Board meeting at 10:42 a.m.
Publication Date: March 24, 2020

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