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UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION7:00 PM SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2009DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
In partnership with our communities, Dassel-Cokato Public Schools will provide all learners opportunities designed to maximize their potential and promote lifelong learning.
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a special meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the Dassel-Cokato Board Room of the Dassel-Cokato Schools, Cokato, Minnesota, on Monday, April 13, 2009.
Board Chairman Kevin Dahlman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Dahlman, Bjork, Bender, McConkey, Linder and Tormanen. The following were absent: none. Members of the community and administration were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Linder, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
The board recognized athletes in the areas of Cross Country, Girls Swimming, Wrestling, and Boys Swimming. Activities Director Thinesen and their specific coaches spoke about the qualities each competitor possessed that lead them to competing at the state level.
Students from the middle school, high school and alternative learning center reported on their buildings including things they liked and other things they would like changed in the future. Board members asked questions of students from each building.
Superintendent Powers reviewed each of the 2008-09 district goals with the board and suggested that each of the goals except the one pertaining to the facilities study be retained in 2009-2010. He also said that a study of current course offerings would be a productive goal to replace the facilities study. The board discussed the timing of goal setting and the need for new board members to become more acquainted with the district before setting new goals. Superintendent Powers will bring goals 1 through 4 back to the board in May with some revision to action plans, timelines, and evaluation steps. The board will participate in a strategic planning retreat in late 2009 or early 2010.
Board Member Linder talked about the recent meeting he attended that involved the vocational courses at the high school. He mentioned that it was very informative and he was impressed by the opportunities students have in the various vocational areas.
Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:17 PM.
Kevin Bjork, Clerk
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Published in the Enterprise Dispatch June 8, 2009.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, APRIL 23, 2009DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
In partnership with our communities, Dassel-Cokato Public Schools will provide all learners opportunities designed to maximize their potential and promote lifelong learning.
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the Dassel-Cokato Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Thursday, April 23, 2009.
Board Chairman Kevin Dahlman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Dahlman, Linder, Tormanen, Bender, McConkey and Bjork. The following were absent: none. Members of the administration and public were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Bender, accepting the agenda as written. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Bjork approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $1,418,088.40. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Communications/Open Forum: None
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: Board Member Bjork reported on the 4-16-09 CAC meeting during which the Social Studies materials recommended to be sent to the board for approval and the Business scope and sequence and materials were presented.
Technology Report: None
MAWSECO Report: None
Community Education Report: Board Member McConkey reported on the 4-2-09 Community Education Advisory Council meeting.
Business Manager’s Report: Superintendent Powers reported expenditures in each fund are in line with budget through the end of the tenth month of the fiscal year.
Superintendent’s Report: Superintendent Powers reported on: facilities team, progress on the ditch north of the high school, a 4-22 meeting between administration and the ministerial, an upcoming pork chop dinner, and the 4-25 Fine Arts Showcase.
Student Representative’s Report: None
Other Reports: Vice Chair Tormanen and Board Member Bender reported on the latest SEE General
Membership meeting.
Motion by Bjork, seconded by Bender approving K-12 Social Studies scope and sequence, curriculum maps and materials. Curriculum Director Force presented the K-12 Social Studies scope and sequence, curriculum maps and materials for approval. Teachers from the high school, middle school, and elementaries talked about the process they were involved in to reach this point and presented the materials to be used in their grades levels or courses. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Linder approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the March 31, 2009 Regular Board Meeting and the April 13, 2009 Special Board Meeting. Wire transfers made on March 31st for $620,000 April 9th for $70,000 and April 15th for $777,000. Personnel Items: Resignation of Jennifer Tormanen as MS Special Needs Para effective 4/17/2009, Employment of Rosa Limones as a MS Special Needs Para effective 4/17/2009, Employment of Michelle Niemela as Long Term Sub for Nancy Elmquist as a MS Title I Para,
Employment of Gwen Rien as an ECSE Special Needs Para effective 3/31/2009, Request Approval for a 1 year unpaid leave of absence for Kelly O’Fallon as Licensed School Nurse for the 2009-2010 school year for graduate study and clinical reasons, Request Proposed Program Approval from Beth Carlson to work toward the MA+45 lane, Requesting approval of Intermittent FMLA Leave for Virginia Grosser for Up to 12 weeks, Request approval of the following coaching assignments: 7th grade baseball Coach – Derek Levno, Resignation of Andrea Barington as MS and Elem. Phy. Ed/DAPE Instructor. Acceptance of donations: $15 Donation from Jeff & Katherine Meredith for the Middle School Art Department, 10 Call Light Simulators Donated From Crest Healthcare in Dassel for the CNA Class. Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Powers updated the board on the state legislature proposals for education funding.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Linder closing open enrollment in grades 5,6,7, and 8 effective 4-24-09. Motion carried unanimously.
Member McConkey introduced the following resolutions and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF BECKY LITZAU , A PROBATIONARY TEACHER.
WHEREAS, Becky Litzau is a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.466.
BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466, that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 5, that the teaching contract of Becky Litzau, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.466, is hereby terminated at the close of the current 2008 - 2009 school year.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding termination and non-renewal of her contract as provided by law, and that said notice shall be in substantially the following form:
NOTICE OF TERMINATION
AND NON-RENEWAL
Ms. Litzau
Dear Ms. Litzau:
You are hereby notified that at a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District
No. 466 held on April 23, 2009, a resolution was adopted by a majority roll call vote to terminate your contract effective at the end of the current school year and not to renew your contract for the 2009 - 2010 school year. Said action of the board is taken pursuant to M.S. 122A.40, Subd. 5.
You may officially request that the school board give its reasons for the non-renewal of your teaching contract.
Yours very truly,
SCHOOL BOARD OF
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 466
/s/ Kevin Bjork
Clerk of the School Board
RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF KRISTY CARDINAL , A PROBATIONARY TEACHER.
WHEREAS, Kristy Cardinal is a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.466.
BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466, that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 5, that the teaching contract of Kristy Cardinal, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.466, is hereby terminated at the close of the current 2008 - 2009 school year.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding termination and non-renewal of her contract as provided by law, and that said notice shall be in substantially the following form:
NOTICE OF TERMINATION
AND NON-RENEWAL
Mrs. Cardinal
Dear Mrs. Cardinal:
You are hereby notified that at a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District
No. 466 held on April 23, 2009, a resolution was adopted by a majority roll call vote to terminate your contract effective at the end of the current school year and not to renew your contract for the 2009 - 2010 school year. Said action of the board is taken pursuant to M.S. 122A.40, Subd. 5.
You may officially request that the school board give its reasons for the non-renewal of your teaching contract.
Yours very truly,
SCHOOL BOARD OF
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 466
/s/ Kevin Bjork
Clerk of the School Board
RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF CHRIS MOEN , A PROBATIONARY TEACHER.
WHEREAS, Chris Moen is a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.466.
BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466, that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 5, that the teaching contract of Chris Moen, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.466, is hereby terminated at the close of the current 2008 - 2009 school year.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding termination and non-renewal of his contract as provided by law, and that said notice shall be in substantially the following form:
NOTICE OF TERMINATIONAND NON-RENEWALMr. Moen
Dear Mr. Moen:
You are hereby notified that at a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District
No. 466 held on April 23, 2009, a resolution was adopted by a majority roll call vote to terminate your contract effective at the end of the current school year and not to renew your contract for the 2009 - 2010 school year. Said action of the board is taken pursuant to M.S. 122A.40, Subd. 5.
You may officially request that the school board give its reasons for the non-renewal of your teaching contract.
Yours very truly,
SCHOOL BOARD OF
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 466
/s/ Kevin Bjork
Clerk of the School Board
RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF SAMMY NELSON , A PROBATIONARY TEACHER.
WHEREAS, Sammy Nelson is a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.466.
BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466, that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 5, that the teaching contract of Sammy Nelson, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.466, is hereby terminated at the close of the current 2008 - 2009 school year.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding termination and non-renewal of her contract as provided by law, and that said notice shall be in substantially the following form:
NOTICE OF TERMINATION
AND NON-RENEWAL
Ms. Nelson
Dear Ms. Nelson:
You are hereby notified that at a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District
No. 466 held on April 23, 2009, a resolution was adopted by a majority roll call vote to terminate your contract effective at the end of the current school year and not to renew your contract for the 2009 - 2010 school year. Said action of the board is taken pursuant to M.S. 122A.40, Subd. 5.
You may officially request that the school board give its reasons for the non-renewal of your teaching contract.
Yours very truly,
SCHOOL BOARD OF
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 466
/s/ Kevin Bjork
Clerk of the School Board
RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF KRISTIN ENFIELD , A PROBATIONARY TEACHER.
WHEREAS, Kristin Enfield is a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.466.
BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466, that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 5, that the teaching contract of Kristin Enfield, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.466, is hereby terminated at the close of the current 2008 - 2009 school year.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding termination and non-renewal of her contract as provided by law, and that said notice shall be in substantially the following form:
NOTICE OF TERMINATION
AND NON-RENEWAL
Ms. Enfield
Dear Ms. Enfield:
You are hereby notified that at a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District
No. 466 held on April 23, 2009, a resolution was adopted by a majority roll call vote to terminate your contract effective at the end of the current school year and not to renew your contract for the 2009 - 2010 school year. Said action of the board is taken pursuant to M.S. 122A.40, Subd. 5.
You may officially request that the school board give its reasons for the non-renewal of your teaching contract.
Yours very truly,
SCHOOL BOARD OF
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 466
/s/ Kevin Bjork
Clerk of the School Board
RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF KELLY JOHNSON , A PROBATIONARY TEACHER.
WHEREAS, Kelly Johnson is a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.466.
BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466, that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 5, that the teaching contract of Kelly Johnson, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.466, is hereby terminated at the close of the current 2008 - 2009 school year.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding termination and non-renewal of her contract as provided by law, and that said notice shall be in substantially the following form:
NOTICE OF TERMINATION
AND NON-RENEWAL
Mrs. Johnson
Dear Mrs. Johnson:
You are hereby notified that at a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District
No. 466 held on April 23, 2009, a resolution was adopted by a majority roll call vote to terminate your contract effective at the end of the current school year and not to renew your contract for the 2009 - 2010 school year. Said action of the board is taken pursuant to M.S. 122A.40, Subd. 5.
You may officially request that the school board give its reasons for the non-renewal of your teaching contract.
Yours very truly,
SCHOOL BOARD OF
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 466
/s/ Kevin Bjork
Clerk of the School Board
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolutions was duly seconded by Bjork and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Dahlman, Linder, Tormanen, Bender, McConkey and Bjork and the following voted against the same: none, whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Motion by Bender, seconded by McConkey authorizing the business manager to sell the vocational house at auction. Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Powers gave the board an updated budget forecast for the 2009-10 school year. Based upon flat funding and the ability to use $384,808.00 from federal special education and Title I stimulus funds the budget will show a deficit of $70,000 to $100,000 for the 2010 fiscal year. Superintendent Powers explained that this information was very preliminary and subject to change due to the unknowns associated with state funding for 2009-10.
The board discussed the May 11th Special Board meeting which will tentatively include: recognition of fine arts competitors who reached the state level, elementary student reports, and district goals for 2009-2010.
Upcoming Meetings/Events:
May 11, 2009 – 5:00 PM Facilities Meeting May 11, 2009 - 7:00 PM Special Board Meeting May 28, 2009 - 7:00 PM Regular Board Meeting
June 7, 2009 – 2:00 PM Graduation June 8, 2009 - 7:00 PM Special Board Meeting June 25, 2009 - 7:00 PM Regular Board Meeting
July 13, 2009 – 7:00 PM Special Board Meeting
July 23, 2009 – 7:00 PM Regular Board Meeting
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:47 PM.
Kevin Bjork, Clerk
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Published in the Enterprise Dispatch June 8, 2009.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION7:00 PM SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, MONDAY, MAY 11, 2009DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
In partnership with our communities, Dassel-Cokato Public Schools will provide all learners opportunities designed to maximize their potential and promote lifelong learning.
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a special meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the Dassel-Cokato Board Room of the Dassel-Cokato Schools, Cokato, Minnesota, on Monday, May 11, 2009.
Board Chairman Kevin Dahlman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Dahlman, Bjork, Bender, McConkey, Linder and Tormanen. The following were absent: none. Members of the community and administration were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Bjork, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Chairman Dahlman presented the March Courtesy and Respect Award to Carmen Dischinger.
Recognition of fine arts competitors who reached the state level:
Ryan Luhrs presented students representing choral music, Brian Veith presented students representing instrumental music, and Dave Metcalf presented students representing the One Act play. Susan Marco presented the Speech students who participated at state. Dean Jennissen presented two students representing FFA. Students from each of the areas spoke regarding their experience at state.
In two separate presentations students from Cokato and Dassel Elementaries made presentations to the board regarding their schools, what they liked best, and some things they would like changed.
Student Board Representative Radzwill reported on: Academic Awards, Spring Sports, Talent Show, Graduation, Senior Skip Day, Prom, and a speaker the high school students had heard.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Tormanen approving District Goals for 2009-10. Superintendent Powers presented the following goals for adoption:
Goal #1
In Reading and Math the district wide MCA II percentage of students attaining proficiency will increase 5% from the 2008-09 results.
Goal #2
Utilize a communication grid to intentionally facilitate two-way communication with various elements of the community.
Goal #3
To review and analyze expenses and revenues for the 2009-10 school year and take action, as necessary, to meet student needs and maintain financial stability.
Goal #4
To maximize the potential of all students by engaging them in learning opportunities that challenge them.
Superintendent Powers further explained some details regarding each goal. The board intends to review the goals on a quarterly basis. Motion Carried Unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Bender, extending the 2008-09 early retirement deadline from April 1, 2009 to June 4, 2009. Superintendent Powers explained to the board that this may allow one or more teachers to retire this year and it will not negatively impact the district. Motion carried unanimously.
Chairman Dahlman formed an ad hoc committee to engage in discussion with the Dassel Cokato Ice and Sports Center (DCISC). Board members Bjork, Linder, and McConkey will be the committee members.
Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:49 PM.
Kevin Bjork, Clerk
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Published in the Enterprise Dispatch June 8, 2009.

Meeker County Board of Commisioners
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on May 5, 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 Roney Kutzke, Jim Swenson, Wally Strand, Dave Gabrielson arrived late, and Amy Wilde, County Attorney Stephanie Beckman, County Auditor Barbara Loch and County Administrator Paul Virnig.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve the county board minutes for April 7, 14 and 21, 2009 Commissioners Wilde, Kutzke, Swenson and Strand voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Swenson to approve agenda to include foster parent recognition, MAWSECO Grant and Court Services Grant approvals. Commissioners Wilde, Kutzke, Swenson and Strand voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to approve Brad Lindgren as Chief Deputy Sheriff, effective May 1, 2009, and pager pay at $200 per month. Commissioners Wilde, Kutzke, Swenson and Strand voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to post Sheriff’s Department Captain Position. Commissioners Wilde, Kutzke, Swenson and Strand voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Commissioner Gabrielson arrived at 8:36 a.m.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Strand to approve lease agreement between Meeker County and the State of Minnesota Department of Transportation to obtain site for erection of tower and location of equipment for developing the state’s communications systems. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve employment for Thomas Dale as Seasonal Boat & Water, and part-time corrections; and contingent upon completing pre-hire requirements Kaci Miller as part-time corrections. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve recommendation of the Pay Equity Committee for positions of MRI Staff Technologist and Radio Technician. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand to approve request to advertise for part-time Radio Technician. Motion carried unanimously.
Diane Winter, Public Health Director, provided the board with information on the H1N1 Influenza.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve annual renewal agreement between Meeker County Public Health and MAWSECO to provide Early Intervention Services. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve draft of letters to be sent to Representative Collin Peterson and Senator Amy Klobuchar regarding Nurse Home Visitation Program. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Gabrielson to approve payment of $109,446.32 to Knife River, this being the final payment amount due for CSAH 18 project. Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, and Kutzke voted “Yes”, Commissioners Swenson and Wilde voted “No”. Motion carried 3-2.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to accept grant for caseload/workload programming between State of Minnesota and Meeker County Court Services, effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011, in the amount of $54,999 annually and Remote Electronic Alcohol Monitoring (REAM) Grant in the amount of $3,500. Commissioners Strand, Wilde, Kutzke and Swenson voted “yes”. Motion carried. Commissioner Gabrielson unavailable to vote.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand to recognize Foster Care Month and approve $35 gift certificates for Foster Care providers Dave & Jan Schlack, Richard & Arliss Stenger and Ernest & Christine Junker. Commissioners Strand, Wilde, Kutzke and Swenson voted “yes”. Motion carried. Commissioner Gabrielson unavailable.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to adopt a resolution approving Application for Church of St Philip application to conduct off-site gambling activities on August 9, 2009, at the Meeker County Fair Grounds, North Armstrong & East 10th St, Meeker County, Minnesota. Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue fund$64,058.03
Road & Bridge fund21,169.14
County Parks fund8,870.78
Solid Waste fund1,044.92
County Nurse fund2,639.08
Family Service Building4,666.09
Debt Service Fund 715.00
State Collections Fund712.50
County Hospita729,016.34
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve request to purchase 1,000 Meeker County Plat Books at an estimated cost of $5,900 and 10,000 County Highway Maps at a price not to exceed estimate of $9,353; and approve agreement with Fairlight Interactive from Edina for $1,000 to prepare files for printing that were developed by Cloud Cartographics Inc. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve State of Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources Grant Agreement effective April 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010, for MPCA County Feedlot Program - 2008 Performance Credit Allocations. Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson, board adjourned at 10:30 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on May 12, 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 May 12, 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 Roney Kutzke, Jim Swenson, Wally Strand, Dave Gabrielson arrived late, and Amy Wilde, County Attorney Stephanie Beckman, and County Auditor Barbara Loch
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve agenda to include Audio Recording of County Board meetings. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Gabrielson to approve correction to employment agreement with Randy Celander, Communications Specialist, to include forty hours each of vacation and comp time. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve Mid-Minnesota Hazard Mitigation Plan Development Memorandum of Understanding and Match Documentation between Mid-Minnesota Development Commission and Meeker County. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Wilde to approve six-month extension to escrow or install road for Hidden Creek Heights Plat. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to approve renewal of interim use permit, as recommended by the Planning Commission, for Ron Hansen to mine and process aggregate material in an A-1 Agricultural Preservation District with conditions as outlined. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Strand to approve application for preliminary plat, as recommended by the Planning Commission, for Jesse A Utecht, Subdivision Island View, located on North 375.0 feet of the East 724.0 feet of the South half of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section Three in Collinwood Township. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to acknowledge May hospital board meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to approve 3.2 Retail “On Sale” license for Forest City Threshers event on August 15 & 16, 2009. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve annual renewal of “On Sale” and “Sunday” liquor license for Kicker’s Bar & Grill. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve Elan Credit Card payable:
General Revenue Fund$1,266.27
Road & Bridge Fund349.40
County Nurse Fund660.49
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to assign Jim Swenson and Barb Loch to explore equipment needs to audio record county board meetings. Motion carried unanimously.
It being 9:15 a.m. the board proceeded to open bids as follows:
CSAH 27 Re-grading project:
Central Specialties$843,011.49
Mathiowetz840,751.23
Minnerath Construction685,285.92
Kern & Tabery Inc.831,445.43
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand to table CSAH 27 bids for review.Motion carried unanimously.
CSAH 15 Bituminous Paving:
Duininck Bros.$1,805,125.80
Knife River1,836,262.00
Mid Minnesota Hot Mix2,343,193.70
Motion by Strand, seconded by Kutzke to table CSAH 15 bids for review. Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson, to adjourn at 9:30 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on May 19, 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 May 19, 2009, at the Meeker County Courthouse, in the City of Litchfield, Minnesota. Call to order was at 10:00 a.m. by Chair Amy Wilde.
Present: Commissioners Roney Kutzke, Jim Swenson, Wally Strand, Dave Gabrielson, and Amy Wilde, County Attorney Stephanie Beckman, County Auditor Barbara Loch and County Administrator Paul Virnig.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve agenda to include discussion on Proworks and Sheriff’s request to sell unused equipment. Motion carried unanimously.
The following employee was recognized for year of service: Emily Osmundson - 25 years - Public Health WIC Clerk
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to approve employment of Katy Drange, Part-time Appraiser II, effective May 22, 2009. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve employment for Angela Thompson, full- time Public Health Nurse, effective June 1, 2009. Motion carried unanimously.
Sam Feistner, John Boe and Doug Huhn former and present County Surveyors presented a framed Norris Y. Taylor Portrait and Bibliography. Mr. Taylor was a Meeker County Surveyor, serving in that capacity from 1887 to 1924.
Motion by Gabrelson, seconded by Swenson to approve extending agreement to June 30, 2010, between Minnesota Department of Corrections and Meeker County Detention Center to provide secure housing for offenders committed to the Commissioner of Corrections. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Kutzke to approve promoting Jon Thoma to Sheriff’s Department Captain, effective May 19, 2009. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand to approve request to advertise full-time deputy position. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to adopt the following resolution: Be it resolved that the County Board of Commissioners designate the Sheriff of Meeker County and the Chief Deputy Sheriff of Meeker County to be authorized signatures on the accounts specifically knows as County of Meeker Inmate Account and Sheriff’s Trust Fund. Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Kutzke to accept proposal for building an enclosed area in the impound garage to accommodate Radio Communications Service from Ideal Lumber for $10,232 labor, materials and sales tax included. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve Sheriff’s request to sell the following vehicles: 1995 Chevy forfeited vehicle, 1994 Chevy pick-up (DARE vehicle) and 2003 Mercury Squad. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Kutzke to await appointing an individual for the vacancy on the HRA board created by Ron Johnson’s resignation request, if indeed there is a vacancy, until the Attorney General Advisory Opinion requested on May 12, 2009, is received. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Kutzke to acknowledge Meeker County HRA Board Resolution No. 03.23.2009-02 requesting the Commissioners rescind Amy Wilde’s appointment as a HRA Board member for violations of the duties to the HRA or because of any conflict of interest; and await action until the Attorney General Advisory Opinion requested on May 12, 2009, is received. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Swenson to designate Wally Strand as interim voting member on the HRA board to fill in for Commissioner Wilde. Commissioner Wilde made this appointment request because of her health issues, conflicts with her rehabilitation schedule and due to the level of conflict this temporary interim appointment would be in the best interest of both boards. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to re-appoint Doug Adams to the Park Board for a five-year term, said appointment to expire May 1, 2014. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to approve 3.2 “On Sale” licenses for St. Philips event on August 9, 2009, and Manannah Snowblazers event on June 13, 2009. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to acknowledge “Confession of Judgment” as method of payment on delinquent taxes for Duane & Brenda Kruse and Norman Suchy. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue fund $67,660.51
Road & Bridge 14,092.76
County Parks fund 6,859.58
Solid Waste fund 680.33
County Nurse fund 7,428.51
Family Service Building 3,352.62
Septic System Loan fund 3,787.24
County Hospital 1,458,708.68
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to approve final payment of $4,557.91 to Mid-Minnesota Hot Mix for the Dassel Recreational Trail (SP 47-090-01) project. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to award CSAH 15 project (SAP-47-615-07) to Duininck Brothers, Prinsburg, for $1,805,125.80. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to award CSAH 27 project (SAP-47-627-06) to Minnerath Construction, Cold Spring, for $685,285.92. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Swenson to make a permanent transfer of $500,000 from Revenue Fund to Road & Bridge Fund. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Swenson to rescind the motion made April 17, 2007, to follow the Federal Guidelines set by the Internal Revenue Service for mileage reimbursement rate and set $.45 per mile as County reimbursement rate effective June 1, 2009. Commissioners Wilde, Swenson and Strand voted “yes”. Commissioners Gabrielson and Kutzke voted “no”. Motion carried 3-2.
ProWorks as an opening on their board and have requested the County Board consider a Commissioner appointment to this board. The County Attorney will review this request and report to the board at a future meeting.
With no further business, the board adjourned at 11:30 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on June 2, 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 June 8, 2009.