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New public notices published in the issue of October 12, 2009
Notice
First Apostolic Lutheran Congregation
The annual meeting of the First Apostolic Lutheran Congregation of Cokato will be held at the church on Sunday, October 25th 2009, starting at 9:00 am. The meeting will provide for the election of officers and the transaction of other business of the congregation. All members are urged to attend.
Chairman: Keith Raisanen
Secretary: Brad Morris
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Oct. 12 and 19, 2009.

Legal Notice
Notice is hereby given that the Congregation of the Kingston Apostolic Lutheran Church of Kingston, MN will hold its annual congregational meeting on Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 1:30 P.M.
The purpose of the meeting will be to fill the expired terms of one board member and any other business that may come before the congregation.
Brian Peterson
Secretary
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Oct. 12 and 19, 2009.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That on Monday, October 26, 2009 The Stockholm Township Board of Adjustment will hold a hearing in the Town Hall at 15234 County Road 30 S.W. Cokato at 7:00 P.M. to consider the petition of:
GREGORY J BENSON
17803 78TH ST
COKATO MN 55321
LOCATION:Tax parcel 218-000-073305
Legal Description: TH PRT OF GOV LT4DES COM SOUTH WEST COR TH S87D35’26”E ALG S LN915.62FT TO SOUTH EAST COR OF COLLIN-WOOD SOUTH ALSO BNG POB TH CONT SOUTH 87D35’26”EAST ALG SOUTH LN115.47FT TH N0D0’16”EAST400.78FT TH NORTH 67D42’27”WEST50.39FT TH NORTH50D41’24”WEST7.97FT TH NORTH20D11’23”EAST224FT M/L TO LK TH NORTHWESTLY ALG SHR 30FT M/L TO INT/SEC LN A DES IN DOC355429TH S38D28’11”WEST ALG SD LN A60FT TO BEG OF LN A TH SOUTH 19D32’24”WEST148.20FT TH SOUTH 19D32’24”WEST 22.09FT TH NORTH43D16’23”WEST30.27FT TH SOUTH 0D05’56”EAST47.98FT M/L TO NORTH EAST COR OF SD PLT TH S0D0’16”WEST409.39FT TO POB EX SLY8FT TH/OF
Township: 118 Stockholm
Range: 28
County: Wright, MN.
REASON FOR PETITION: To receive a variance for less than normal setbacks for an accessory building.
Such persons that desire to be heard with reference to the proposed application will be heard at this time. If you do not attend the hearing or submit a written comment it will be assumed that you have no objections to the proposal. If there are any questions, please contact the Clerk, Administrator, or Zoning Advisor
STOCKHOLM TOWNSHIP PLANNING AND ZONING
ADMINISTRATOR: (320) 543-3816
CLERK: (320) 286-5084
ZONING ADVISOR (320) 286-2260
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Oct. 12, 2009.

Meeker County Board
September 1, 2009
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on September 1, 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, and County Administrator Paul Virnig.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to approve board minutes for August 4, 11 and 18, 2009, with correction noted. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve appropriation of $50,000 to the Meeker County Agricultural Society for 4-H Foods Building replacement at the Fair Grounds. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to acknowledge 2009 Annual County Feedlot Officer and Performance Credit Report for the period of July 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Swenson to appoint Jerry Vandervoort as County Feedlot Officer effective October 1, 2009. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to approve request to pursue the purchase a new snowplow truck. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to explore auction to be held by Steffes on September 9, 2009, for possible purchase of a used snowplow truck. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve request to advertise for Family Services Building Custodian II position. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Kutzke to appoint Dave Gabrielson to the Koronis Park Master Plan Committee. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to reschedule the December 8th regular board meeting to December 10th at 6 p.m. to allow for public hearing to discuss the county budget and levy; and, cancel the originally scheduled Truth N Taxation meeting set for December 3, 2009. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to approve recommendation of Pay Equity Committee for classification on Zoning Administrator Assistant. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to approve change to update Meeker County Credit Card Policy to current practice. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to renew “On” and “Off” sale 3.2 licenses for Manannah Hilltop Tavern. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $44,265.68
Road & Bridge Fund 29,609.10
County Parks Fund 2,216.62
Solid Waste - Transfer Station 523.84
County Nurse Fund 2,883.49
Family Services Bldg Fund 906.92
County Hospital Fund 259,789.97
Attorney Credit Card:
General Revenue Fund $297.45
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Gabrielson to approve employment as part-time deputy for Shane Johnson and Travis Sebring, effective September 1, 2009. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Kutzke to approve employment change from part-time to full-time deputy for Joshua Case, effective September 8, 2009. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Enforcement Grant for August 15, 2009 through June 30, 2011 in the amount of $5,800 annually. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve recommendation of Sheriff to change booking fees from $10 to $25 effective October 1, 2009. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve request to sell unused Sheriff’s Department 1973 16 Foot Crestliner Boat, Evenrude motor and trailer. Motion carried unanimously.
Two proposals were reviewed for Tower Equipment for the Litchfield Tower:
True North Tower, Sauk Rapids MN, $6,250
Sabre Towers & Poles, Sioux City IA, 10,978
Motion by Strand, seconded by Kutzke to accept proposal from True North Tower, Sauk Rapids, in the amount of $6,250, sales tax not included. Motion carried unanimously.
Tom Justin, Area Coordinator for Statewide Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response Program (ARMER) updated board members on implementation of new communications system.
With no further business, motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand, the board adjourned at 10:55 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on September 8, 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.
Meeker County Board
September 8, 2009
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on September 8, 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 Attorney Stephanie Beckman, County Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Gabrielson to approve employment as part-time Deputy for Marc Berris, effective September 8, 2009. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve vendor change on commissioners action taken March 3, 2009, for a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe to Thane Hawkins Polar Chevrolet, White Bear Lake, no change in dollar amount. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to set the Sheriff’s Auction for October 27, 2009, at 4:30 p.m. at Impound Lot. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve interim use permit, as recommended by the Planning Commission, for Gerald and Mary Gilbertson to use an accessory building for dwelling purposes during the construction of a principal dwelling in an R-1 Suburban Residential District and within the Shoreland District with conditions as outlined, and Conditional Use Permit for Backyard Reflections, Inc. to move more than fifty cubic yards of material in the Shoreland District and more than ten cubic yards of material in the Shore Impact Zone to do land alteration and bank stabilization in an R-1 Suburban Residential District and within the Shoreland District with conditions as outlined. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to authorize the Highway Engineer to spend up to a maximum of $15,000 in county funds to purchase up to a total of three snow trucks on auction conducted by Steffes Auction Service on September 9, 2009. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand approved request to negotiate for turn back of CSAH 41 with the City of Dassel.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Commissioner Wilde abstained.
Wilde turned the meeting over to Vice-Chair Strand for the following action.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Gabrielson to assign Jim Swenson and Ron Mortensen, Highway Engineer, to meet with City of Dassel officials to negotiate for turn back of CSAH 41.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Commissioner Wilde abstained.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve severance payment for Lisa Horn. Motion carried unanimously.
Dr. Janis Amatuzio, DR. A Quinn Strobl and Gary Albert reviewed the Annual Medical Examiner Report for Meeker County.
County Administrator, Paul Virnig, reviewed the 2010 Proposed Budget and Levy.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to adopt a resolution in support of the tax equity for Health Plan Beneficiaries Act of 2009 S. 1153 and H.R. 2625 to expand the definition of eligible beneficiaries in order to avoid forfeitures of retiree health savings upon death. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve letter to designate Jim H. Ochs DBA Integrity Employee Benefits, LLC, as Meeker County’s Agent of Record for Life Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Long Term Care Insurance Plans. Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand, the board adjourned at 10:22 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on September 15, 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.
Meeker County Board
September 15, 2009
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on September 15, 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 Strand, seconded by Gabrielson to amend printed agenda to include severance pay consideration and move for approval. Motion carried unanimously.
The following employees were recognized for year of service:
Doug Keller, Enforcement Technician - five years
Jack Ulrich, Deputy Bailiff/Transport officer - five years
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to acknowledge County Hospital Board Report. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve purchasing a new International 7600 6x4 from Astleford International at a cost of $96,603.09 plus sales tax. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $64,733.74
Road & Bridge Fund 99,372.91
County Parks Fund 2,114.17
Solid Waste - Transfer Station 1,841.18
County Nurse Fund 4,420.55
Family Services Bldg Fund 2,479.69
County Hospital Fund 656,094.20
Elan Credit Card:
General Revenue Fund $3,472.15
County Nurse Fund 457.29
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to accept resignation from Dan Rueckert effective September 10, 2009, and authorized payment of severance in the amount of $506.15. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Gabrielson to adopt the Proposed 2010 Meeker County Budget and Levy. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand to approve Meeker County Voluntary Early Retirement Incentive Plan. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve Meeker County Network Data Disaster Recovery Plan. Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson, the board adjourned at 11:08 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on October 6, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. in the County Board meeting room, Meeker County Courthouse.
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The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met as the Ditch Authority on September 15, 2009, at the Meeker County Courthouse, in the City of Litchfield, Minnesota. Call to order was at 11:15 a.m. by Chairman Amy Wilde.
Present: Commissioners - Wally Strand, Jim Swenson, Amy Wilde, Dave Gabrielson, and Roney Kutzke and County Auditor Barbara Loch.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to approve an agreement to grant permission to CenterPoint Energy to place, construct, operate and maintain a four inch Plastic Gas Pipe Line across and under the Meeker County Ditch System 20 North. Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand, the Ditch Authority Board adjourned.
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 Oct. 12, 2009.