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Meeker County Board of Commisioners
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on April 7, 2009, at the Meeker County Courthouse, in the City of Litchfield, Minnesota. Call to order was at 8:30 a.m. by Chair Amy Wilde.
Present: Commissioners - Wally Strand, Jim Swenson, Amy Wilde, Dave Gabrielson, and Roney Kutzke, County Attorney Stephanie Beckman, County Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve the minutes for March 3, 10 and 17, 2009, as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to approve agenda to include discussion on Human Service Resolution. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve annual Department of Corrections - Work Release Agreement for July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Kutzke to approve Amendment Number Five to the Food Service Management Agreement between Meeker County and A’viands, LLC. effective March 1, 2009 through February 28, 2010.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to accept offer from BJ Trapline for sale of forfeiture guns for a total of $565.00.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve submitting application for COPS Hiring Recovery Program.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to accept resignation effective March 24, 2009, and approve payment of severance for Scott Wicklund.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to accept, with regrets, letter of resignation from Sheriff Mike Hirman, effective April 30, 2009.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to appoint Jeff Norlin, Sheriff, effective May 1, 2009, with Personnel Committee to work out salary details.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Strand to appoint Jim Swenson to the Minnesota’s “Working Lands for Wildlife Initiative” Committee.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Swenson to appoint Amy Wilde alternate on the Minnesota’s “Working Lands for Wildlife Initiative” Committee.
Motion carried unanimously.
Annual update from Gail Sater, Minnesota Counties Insurance Trust
Motion by Strand, seconded by Gabrielson to renew interim use permits, as recommended by the Planning Commission, for Henry Brandel, McCarthy Gravel Inc., Harry & Karen Marsh, and Richard & Lois Warren to mine and process aggregate material in an A-1 Agricultural Preservation District with conditions.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve conditional use permit, as recommended by the Planning Commission, for Kirk & Lisa Bollin to operate a Level 2 home occupation in an accessory building in the A-1 Agricultural Preservation District with conditions as outlined.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve conditional use permit, as recommended by the Planning Commission, for Co-Jo Dairy to expand existing feedlot with conditions as outlined.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Strand to approve conditional use permit, as recommended by the Planning Commission, for Keri & Paul Wesley to have more than the permitted maximum two animal units on a Residential Site in the A-1 Agricultural Preservation District and to locate a feedlot within five hundred feet of a non-owner operator residence with conditions as outlined.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to adopt a resolution that the Meeker County Board opposed the “Human Services Authority Act” in its current form, and asks that the Legislature and the State Department of Human Services work with counties to revise the Act so that the above-mentioned concerns are addressed and resolved.
Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
County Board members discussed final payment of $147,984.31 for CSAH 18 to Knife River.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve payment to Knife River of $147,984.31 less retained amount $109,446.32 for a net approved payment of $38,537.99.
Commissioners Swenson, Wilde, Strand and Kutzke voted “Yes”, Commissioner Gabrielson voted “No”. Motion carried 4-1.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve Emergency Hardware Replacement Program outlined by CPS Technology Solutions, Inc.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to approve severance payment to Kayla Bowers in the amount of $154.71.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve temporary “On Sale” license request for American Legion Post #104 to serve at the Meeker County Fairgrounds.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund$101,963.78
Road & Bridge Fund36,601.80
County Parks Fund2,152.76
Solid Waste-Transfer Station1,406.92
County Nurse Fund2,385.36
Family Services Bldg Fund2,305.13
Ditch Fund432.00
Capital Projects Fund50,061.96
Hospital Fund2,020,259.29
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to acknowledge recommendation of the Extension Committee to reduce the part-time hours of 4-H Program Coordinator to be within nine month period instead of twelve months per year.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to advertise for sale county property in Darwin City estimated market value of $26,600.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve application for Federal or State Grants extended by Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve purchase of two Automatic External Defibrillators and wall mount alarm cases.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to assign Building/Grounds Committee to explore options and obtain further information on a Humane Society Partnership.
Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business the board adjourned at 11:00 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on April 14, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
The above minutes are subject to revision or change. The Official minutes of the Commissioner’s Proceedings are on file in the County Auditor’s Office and may be reviewed during normal business hours, M-F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on April 14, 2009, at the Meeker County Courthouse, in the City of Litchfield, Minnesota. Call to order was at 8:33 a.m. by Chair Amy Wilde.
Present: Commissioners - Wally Strand, Amy Wilde, Jim Swenson, Dave Gabrielson, and Roney Kutzke, County Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve the agenda to include Nurse Family Partnership update.
Commissioners Strand, Wilde, Swenson and Gabrielson voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to accept low quote for an APC Smart - Uninterruptible Power Supply from GraybaR at a cost of $16,047.70 plus tax and freight.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Gabrielson to approve “Technology Systems and Services Use Policy” for Meeker County.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to employ Gilbert & Lillie Wilson as Koronis Park Campground Hosts, May through September, free site and $200/month.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand to approve employment for part-time deputy Joshua Case, effective April 14, 2009, promote Joshua Berg to full-time Corrections Corporal, effective April 16, 2009, and contingent on completing pre-hire requirements Judy Filzen full-time Dispatcher.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to employ Randy Celander, full-time Communications Specialist, effective April 16, 2009, and $300 per month pager pay.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve Jeff Norlin’s salary, change anniversary date to May 1, and vacation and sick balances be frozen as of April 30, 2009.
Motion carried unanimously.
It being 9:00 a.m., the board proceeded to open seasonal bids:
Sheriff’s Department Vehicle
Litchfield Oil$61,826.00
Consumer’s Co-op60,028.00
Diesel Fuel #2 (Non dyed) and 50/50 Winter Blend:
Cedar Mills, Cosmos, Dassel, Forest City, Grove City, Kingston, Litchfield, Rosendale, Union Grove and Watkins Shops:
Litchfield Oil92,240.00
Jack’s Oil88,987.00
Consumer’s Co-op92,435.00
Diesel Fuel #2, 50/50 Winter Blend and Gasoline:
Litchfield Shop Litchfield Oil56,795.00
Consumer’s Co-op59,080.00
Seasonal Spraying:
Central Applicators Drainage Ditches $185/mile
Noxious Weeds $47/mile
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand to table bids for review by the Highway Engineer.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to accept resignation from Mary Kalkbrenner, part-time Highway Accountant, effective April 15, 2009.
Motion carried unanimously.
Allen Kuseske, Annual North Fork Crow River Watershed District update.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson credit card payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $ 2,894.45
County Nurse Fund 437.47
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Strand to re-appoint Wes Nelson for a three-year term, said term to be May 1, 2009 to May 1, 2012, and appoint Greg Jans for a three-year term, said term to be May 15, 2009 to May 1, 2012, on the Planning Commission. (Orlin Ortloff is not seeking re-appointment.)
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Strand to approve out-of-state travel for Roney Kutzke to attend NACO Conference in July in Tennessee.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Strand to appoint Amy Wilde, official voting delegate for Meeker County at the Annual NACO conference in July.
Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson, the board adjourned at 9:57 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on April 21, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
The above minutes are subject to revision or change. The Official minutes of the Commissioner’s Proceedings are on file in the County Auditor’s Office and may be reviewed during normal business hours, M-F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on April 21, 2009, at the Meeker County Courthouse, in the City of Litchfield, Minnesota. Call to order was at 10:00 a.m. by Vice-chair Wally Strand.
Present: Commissioners - Wally Strand, Jim Swenson, Dave Gabrielson, and Roney Kutzke, County Auditor Barbara Loch, County Attorney Stephanie Beckman and County Administrator Paul Virnig. Absent: Commissioner Amy Wilde.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve agenda to include Sheriff’s Office Dispatch and CSAH 15.
Commissioners Strand, Swenson, Gabrielson and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
The following employees were recognized for years of service:
Kristin Cote, Planning & Zoning Assistant - 10 years
David Hokkala, Highway Maintenance Worker - 20 years
Kim Virnig, Social Worker - 20 years
Kim Dendinger-Nelson, Social Worker - 25 years
Phil Valiant, Highway Maintenance Foreman - 30 years
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to make the following appointments:
RAC Committee - Jeff Norlin primary, Randy Celander alternate
Radio Owners & Operators Committee - Brad Lindgren primary and Jeff Norlin alternate
Commissioners Strand, Swenson, Gabrielson and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve recommendation for billing Communication Specialist as follows: Vehicle installs at $60 per hour and labor rate at $75 per hour.
Commissioners Strand, Swenson, Gabrielson and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve purchase of 2003 Ford E250 Van and equipment for $10,580 plus sales tax, Communication System Test/Service Equipment for $11,795 plus sales tax and Litcom Inc. inventory per itemized list for $13,297.45 wholesale.
Commissioners Strand, Swenson, Gabrielson and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to apply for Byrne JAG Grant in the amount of $10,636.
Commissioners Strand, Swenson, Gabrielson and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve employment for Amy Plath, full-time dispatch, contingent on completing pre-hire requirements.
Commissioners Strand, Swenson, Gabrielson and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve request to have County Highway Department continue to provide Koronis Recreational Trail with staking and inspection service for upcoming project.
Commissioners Strand, Swenson, Gabrielson and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve Building Code Enforcement Program effective May 1, 2009, for the City of Dassel.
Commissioners Strand, Swenson, Gabrielson and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to award seasonal contracts effective May 1 as follows:
Sheriff’s Department Vehicles Consumer’s Co-op $60,028.00
Diesel Fuel #2 (Non dyed) and 50/50 Winter Blend for Cedar Mills, Cosmos, Dassel, Forest City, Grove City, Kingston, Litchfield, Rosendale, Union Grove and Watkins Shops:
Jack’s Oil $88,987.00
Diesel Fuel #2, 50/50 Winter Blend and Gasoline for Litchfield Shop Litchfield Oil $56,795.00
Seasonal Spraying: Central ApplicatorsDrainage Ditches $185/mile
Noxious Weeds $ 47/mile
Commissioners Strand, Swenson, Gabrielson and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to call for bids for CSAH 15 requesting only bituminous.
Commissioners Strand, Swenson, Gabrielson and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Gabrielson to take recommendation of the County Attorney and seek a ruling from the State Attorney General to determine if the requested resignation of a HRA board member was an effective resignation.
Commissioners Strand, Swenson, Gabrielson and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve applications from Sons of the American Legion Squadron #104 and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #104 to conduct excluded bingo on July 30 through August 2 at the Meeker County Fairgrounds.
Commissioners Strand, Swenson, Gabrielson and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund$123,725.67
Road & Bridge Fund84,596.64
County Parks Fund2,113.20
Solid Waste-Transfer Station2,771.05
Regional Library Fund48,855.50
County Nurse Fund 15,654.35
Family Services Bldg Fund4,399.39
Capital Projects Fund400.00
Ditch Fund2,622.97
State Collections Fund310.00
County Hospital Fund681,519.39
Commissioners Strand, Swenson, Gabrielson and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to recess the board meeting to April 28, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. for the purpose of meeting with the District Court Judges. Meeting to be in the County Commissioners Board Room.
Commissioners Strand, Swenson, Gabrielson and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Commissioner Wilde reconvened the County Board meeting on April 28, 2009, at 2:00 p.m.
Present: Commissioners - Wally Strand, Jim Swenson, Amy Wilde and Roney Kutzke, County Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig. Absent: Commissioner Dave Gabrielson
Paul Nelson, Chief Judge 8th District, Steve Drange, Associate Chief Judge 8th District and Tim Ostby, District Administrator 7th and 8th District met with the county board to discuss budget shortfall and the required changes in the way that court services may be delivered throughout the district.
With no further business, the board adjourned at 3:20 p.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on May 5, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
The above minutes are subject to revision or change. The Official minutes of the Commissioner’s Proceedings are on file in the County Auditor’s Office and may be reviewed during normal business hours, M-F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch May 18, 2009.