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New public notices published in the issue of August 10, 2009
PUBLIC NOTICE ORDINANCE AMENDMENTON THE 3rd DAY OF AUGUST, 2009 AT A DULY AUTHORIZED REGULAR MEETING THE DASSEL CITY COUNCIL THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGE WAS ADOPTED AS AN AMENDMENT TO DASSEL CITY CODE INCORPORATING SECTION 110.30 WINE LICENSES, INTO CHAPTER 110 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AS FOLLOWS :
110.30. Wine licenses.
(a) On-sale wine license. An on-sale wine license may be issued by the city with the approval of the commissioner of public safety to a restaurant having facilities for seating at least 30 guests at one time.
(b) Limitations. A wine license permits the sale of wine not exceeding 14 percent alcohol by volume for consumption with the sale of food. A wine license authorizes the sale of wine on all days of the week including Sundays.
(c) Strong beer by permit. The holder of an on-sale wine license issued pursuant to this chapter who is also licensed to sell 3.2 percent malt liquor at on-sale, and whose gross receipts are at least 60 percent attributable to the sale of food, is also authorized to make application for the sale of intoxicating malt liquors (strong beer) at on-sale via permit issued annually by Council Resolution. The city may require a certified audit or other acceptable method to determine the percentage of food sales as compared to wine and malt liquor sales.
(d) License fee. The license fee for an on-sale wine license shall be established by resolution of the city council from time to time and shall not exceed any statutory maximum.
I, Myles Mc Grath, City Clerk in and for the City of Dassel, MN do hereby certify that the afore going language is a true and correct copy of the language adopted by the Dassel City Council a duly authorized meeting of that body and as contained in the records of said meeting in my possession. The amendment was made as prescribed by law and shall become effective following the publication of said language as herein contained.
Myles Mc Grath
Administrator-Clerk/Treasurer
City of Dassel
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Aug. 10, 2009.

Meeker County Board of Commisioners
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on July 7, 2009, at the Meeker County Courthouse, in the City of Litchfield, Minnesota. Call to order was at 8:30 a.m. by Chairman Amy Wilde.
Present: Commissioners - Wally Strand, Jim Swenson, Amy Wilde, Dave Gabrielson, and Roney Kutzke, County Auditor Barbara Loch, County Attorney Stephanie Beckman, and County Administrator Paul Virnig.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve board minutes for June 2nd, 9th, and 16th, 2009.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to approve 2009 Board of Equalization meeting minutes.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to amend printed agenda to
include consideration for severance payment and approve.
Motion carried unanimously.
County Attorney Stephanie Beckman reviewed the July 2, 2009, Attorney General’s response to HRA issues of conflict of interest and resignation of board member.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to delay making appointment for vacant position on HRA Board until next meeting of the county board.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to reinstate Amy Wilde on the HRA Board effective July 7, 2009.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Gabrielson to appoint Maureen Melgaard-Schneider to a five-year term on the HRA board, replacing Kathy Blackwell as her term expires on July 10, 2009.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Gabrielson to re-appoint Bob Schiefelbein to the Clearwater River Watershed Board for a three-year term, said term to expire August 13, 2012.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to rescind Legion Post #96 resolution granted September 2, 2008, and adopt resolution approving Eden Valley Lions Club to engage in lawful gambling at Manannah Hilltop Tavern, 57241 CSAH 30, Eden Valley, in Meeker County, Minnesota.
Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve Attachment I to the Memorandum of Agreement between University of Minnesota and Meeker County for Extension program staff.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund$142,420.27
Road & Bridge Fund123,263.47
County Parks Fund4,313.17
Solid Waste - Transfer Station2,778.26
County Nurse Fund8,303.34
Family Services Bldg Fund3,398.67
Capital Projects Fund7,226.00
State Collections Fund1,658.59
County Hospital Fund491,135.17
Motion carried unanimously.
Stephanie Erickson and Rick Clark, representing the State Auditor’s Office, presented the entrance briefing for 2008 county financial audit.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to acknowledge that Sheriff Jeff Norlin is the Meeker County Emergency Management Director.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Gabrielson to purchase a 2006 GMC Envoy for $18,175 plus tax and license, transferring Sheriff’s Department 2000 Crown Victoria to County Admin Vehicle and selling existing 1995 Grand Marquis County Admin Vehicle.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to sell obsolete Universal Power Supply batteries per advertisement terms.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand to employ Mike Hirman as Jail Administrator, effective July 9, 2009, at Level 11, Step H, $200 per month pager pay, credit forty hours vacation and earn vacation at 1.25 days per month.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to approve State of Minnesota Communications Facility Use Agreement for Litchfield Communications site located in SE of the NW Quarter, Section 9, Greenleaf Township.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve severance payment for Cindy Mohr.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Kutzke to approve township road Maintenance Agreement between Meeker County and Maine Prairie Township.
Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand, the board adjourned at 9:50 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on July 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 July 14, 2009, at the Meeker County Courthouse, in the City of Litchfield, Minnesota. Call to order was at 8:30 a.m. by Chairman Amy Wilde.
Present: Commissioners - Wally Strand, Jim Swenson, Amy Wilde, Dave Gabrielson, and Roney Kutzke, County Auditor Barbara Loch, Assistant County Attorney Beth Cummins, and County Administrator Paul Virnig.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to amend printed agenda to include opening traffic marking quotes and approve.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke that the county board supports the Crow River Wheelers proposed ATV riding area project and request that they proceed with getting conditional use permit process started.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve out-of-state travel for Michelle Koch and Diane Winter to attend Fundamentals of Healthcare Emergency Management, August 30 through September 4, 2009, in Anniston, Alabama.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Gabrielson to accept quote to purchase a flat-bottom diver/rescue/work boat, jet drive motor and trailer from Rescue I, Huntsville, Alabama for $29,422.50 delivered, sales tax not included.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to acknowledge July Hospital Board Report.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve conditional use permits for Alan Koch to construct more than the maximum allowed two (2) accessory buildings on a lot prior to the construction of a dwelling on a property located in the A-1 Agricultural Preservation District with conditions; and, Virgil Fallon to move approximately 2,000 to 5,000 cubic yards of material in the Shoreland District and within the Crow Wild & Scenic River District to reconstruct Minnesota Highway 24 and to reconstruct the bridge on Minnesota Highway 24. Detailed conditions outlined in Exhibit B.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Gabrielson to approve final plat, as recommended by the Planning Commission, for FND, LLC, Subdivision of Forest Prairie Preserve, located in Section 33, of Forest Prairie Township.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to appoint Wally Strand to fill vacant position on the HRA board, said term to expire July 10, 2013.
Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve application for temporary “on sale” liquor license for Lakeview Ranch Dementia Care Foundation event on September 20, 2009.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve Elan credit card payable:
General Revenue Fund$1,330.96
Road & Bridge Fund240.34
County Nurse Fund567.20
Motion carried unanimously.
Opened quotes for traffic marking:
AAA Stripping, St. Michael$71,128.77
Traffic Marking, Maple Lake59,013.26
The five commissioners along with Ron Mortensen, Highway Engineer, and Mike Halterman, Maintenance Superintendent, went on their annual highway tour.
With no further business the board adjourned at 1:20 p.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on July 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 July 21, 2009, at the Meeker County Courthouse, in the City of Litchfield, Minnesota. Call to order was at 10:00 a.m. by Chairman Amy Wilde.
Present: Commissioners - Wally Strand, Jim Swenson, Amy Wilde, 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 amend printed agenda to include discussion on parks and approve.
Motion carried unanimously.
The following employees were recognized for years of service:
LoAnn Shepard - Social Services - 5 years
Jim Moen - Social Services - 10 years
Myron Dvorak - Parks - 10 years
Donald Toutges - Highway Department - 30 years
Dennis Hopp - Highway Department - 30 years
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to award Pavemant Marking to Traffic Marking Service, Inc., Maple Lake at quote of $59,013.26.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve request to advertise for Annual LP gas needs.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to appoint Cindy Twardy to the Pay Equity Committee.
Motion carried unanimously.
The County Board reviewed the 2008 Population and Household Estimates report.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve Election Systems & Software Inc. Post Warranty Hardware and Software Maintenance and Support Agreement.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund$96,372.08
Road & Bridge Fund59,549.33
County Parks Fund12,035.36
Solid Waste - Transfer Station2,222.95
County Nurse Fund12,099.23
Family Services Bldg Fund2,657.83
Capital Projects Fund1,100.00
State Collections Fund1,190.00
County Hospital Fund1,267,961.26
Motion carried unanimously.
The County Board recessed at 10:40 a.m. to re-locate to the ground breaking for the public transit bus garage to be built at 812 Ripley Street East in Litchfield.
With no further business the board adjourned. The next meeting of the County Board will be on August 4, 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 Aug. 10, 2009.