A series of thefts at Hubbard County’s north transfer station has prompted the county board to authorize the purchase of a security camera system.

Over the last couple of months, said Solid Waste Administrator Josh Holte, “we’ve had two thefts of our batteries in the transfer station. One time, there was a vehicle that ran through our gate to access the batteries. We also had an attempted theft of one of our vehicles up there.”

On Tuesday, county commissioners accepted the low bid of $6,731 from Permar Security of Bemidji. Six cameras will be installed.

In other business, the county board did as follows:

  • Approved a crime victim services grant agreement with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The county will receive $92,000 and provide matching funds of $17,251. Hubbard County Attorney Jonathan Frieden called Crime Victim Services Coordinator Jill Christenson’s position “important” and “absolutely necessary.”

  • Approved a memorandum of agreement for the Leech Lake River comprehensive watershed plan.

  • Approved the preliminary plat application of Paradise Point in Lake George Township by Burton Manz.

  • Approved the purchase of 16 desktop computers, totaling $17,424, for various county offices.

  • Approved the purchase of a stand-up desk for the county auditor’s office, an expense of $1,775.

  • Held a closed session for preliminary consideration of allegations against individuals subject to the authority of the board.