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Meeker County Board of Commisioners
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on November 3, 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, Amy Wilde, Dave Gabrielson, Jim Swenson, and Roney Kutzke, 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 the October 6, 13 and 20, 2009, board minutes. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to amend printed agenda to include discussion for Social Service on fraud contract and table Crow River Shop Lot issue. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to adopt a resolution that Meeker County act as legal sponsor for the project contained in the Regional Park Grant Application to be submitted on November 3, 2009, and that Myron Dvorak, Park Superintendent and/or Paul Virnig, County Administrator, is hereby authorized to apply to the Department of Natural Resources for funding of this project on behalf of Meeker County. Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve letter of support from the County Board for grant application for Park Improvements at Lake Koronis Regional Park. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to update information provided in Public Hearing held on March 3rd, 2009, to reflect the following changes with regard to the Lake Koronis Regional Park grant application: Overall project cost estimate at $229, 161 Grant funds to cover 75% of the project Remaining 25% would be split between Meeker and Stearns County per joint powers agreement Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to approve agreement between Meeker County Sheriff’s Department and Hennepin Faculty Association to have Dr. Jeffrey Ho provide Medical Directorship to the Sheriff’s Department, compensation to be $1,000 per year. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to accept proposal for Parcel #2: Microwave and Radio Relocation Project from Mobile Radio Engineering for $3,827.29, sales tax included, to relocate equipment to Litchfield ARMER Tower Site. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand to accept proposal for Parcel #1: Microwave and Radio Relocation Project from Microwave Networks, Inc., for $175,079.40, sales tax included, to purchase necessary equipment for the Litchfield ARMER Tower Site and allow staff to explore adding $8,938 option to increase the capacity of the microwave. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to accept sealed bid from Mark Smith in the amount of $26,600 for the purchase of county property located at 720 North 1st Street, Darwin. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Gabrielson to approve letter of support for the Dassel-Cokato Bike Path to be sent to the Dassel-Cokato School Superintendent. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to adopt the following resolution
WHEREAS, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requires that states agree to operate and maintain facilities constructed with federal transportation funds for the useful life of the improvement and not change the use of right of way acquired without prior approval from the FHWA; and
WHEREAS, transportation enhancement projects received federal funding from the Surface Transportation Program (STP) of the SAFETEA-LU of 2014; and
WHEREAS, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) has determined that for projects implemented with transportation enhancement funds, this requirement should be applied to the project sponsor; and
WHEREAS, Meeker County is the project sponsor for the transportation enhancement project identified as Lake Koronis Recreational Trail.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Project Sponsor hereby agrees to assume full responsibility for the operation and maintenance of property and facilities related to the aforementioned transportation enhancement project.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Meeker County, in conjunction with the City of Paynesville and Paynesville Township guarantees the SAFETEA-LU requirements for a non-federal match of twenty percent (20%) of the total project costs. Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to approve 2010 Health Insurance County contribution for non-contract employees. Motion carried unanimously.
Heartland Community Action Agency staff discussed projects and services that are provided for the community.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to adopt the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED by the Meeker County Board of Commissioners, that it hereby designates Zoning Inspector Jerry Vandervoort as Project Representative for the implementation of the Working Together to Improve Water Quality Continuation Clean Water Partnership Project for Meeker County.
BE IT FURTER RESOLVED by the Meeker County Board of Commissioners that, as Loan Sponsor, the Meeker County Board of Commissioners enters into the attached Minnesota Clean Water Partnership Project Implementation Loan Agreement along with Crow River Organization of Water, as Project Sponsor, and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to conduct the implementation of the Working Together to Improve Water Quality Continuation Clean Water Partnership Project. Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve Sheriff’s Wells Fargo Credit Card payable: General Fund $287.25 Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve renewal of 3.2 “On” and “Off” sale license for Riverside Store and Tavern and 3.2 “On” sale license for Darwin Rod & Gun Club. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand to approve accounts payable:
General Revenue Fund $165,843.71
Road & Bridge Fund 60,446.82
County Parks Fund 3,394.42
Solid Waste-Transfer Station 1,886.77
Regional Library Fund 48,855.50
County Nurse Fund 4,094.19
Family Services Bldg Fund 3,597.60
Capital Projects Fund 23,597.59
Debt Service Fund 715.00
Ditch Fund 4,357.60
Hospital Fund 168,951.01
Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business the board adjourned at 10:55 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on November 10, 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 November 3, 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, Amy Wilde, Dave Gabrielson, Jim Swenson, and Roney Kutzke, 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 the October 6, 13 and 20, 2009, board minutes. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to amend printed agenda to include discussion for Social Service on fraud contract and table Crow River Shop Lot issue. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to adopt a resolution that Meeker County act as legal sponsor for the project contained in the Regional Park Grant Application to be submitted on November 3, 2009, and that Myron Dvorak, Park Superintendent and/or Paul Virnig, County Administrator, is hereby authorized to apply to the Department of Natural Resources for funding of this project on behalf of Meeker County. Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve letter of support from the County Board for grant application for Park Improvements at Lake Koronis Regional Park. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to update information provided in Public Hearing held on March 3rd, 2009, to reflect the following changes with regard to the Lake Koronis Regional Park grant application: Overall project cost estimate at $229, 161 Grant funds to cover 75% of the project Remaining 25% would be split between Meeker and Stearns County per joint powers agreement Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to approve agreement between Meeker County Sheriff’s Department and Hennepin Faculty Association to have Dr. Jeffrey Ho provide Medical Directorship to the Sheriff’s Department, compensation to be $1,000 per year. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to accept proposal for Parcel #2: Microwave and Radio Relocation Project from Mobile Radio Engineering for $3,827.29, sales tax included, to relocate equipment to Litchfield ARMER Tower Site. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand to accept proposal for Parcel #1: Microwave and Radio Relocation Project from Microwave Networks, Inc., for $175,079.40, sales tax included, to purchase necessary equipment for the Litchfield ARMER Tower Site and allow staff to explore adding $8,938 option to increase the capacity of the microwave. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to accept sealed bid from Mark Smith in the amount of $26,600 for the purchase of county property located at 720 North 1st Street, Darwin. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Gabrielson to approve letter of support for the Dassel-Cokato Bike Path to be sent to the Dassel-Cokato School Superintendent. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to adopt the following resolution
WHEREAS, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requires that states agree to operate and maintain facilities constructed with federal transportation funds for the useful life of the improvement and not change the use of right of way acquired without prior approval from the FHWA; and
WHEREAS, transportation enhancement projects received federal funding from the Surface Transportation Program (STP) of the SAFETEA-LU of 2014; and
WHEREAS, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) has determined that for projects implemented with transportation enhancement funds, this requirement should be applied to the project sponsor; and
WHEREAS, Meeker County is the project sponsor for the transportation enhancement project identified as Lake Koronis Recreational Trail.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Project Sponsor hereby agrees to assume full responsibility for the operation and maintenance of property and facilities related to the aforementioned transportation enhancement project.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Meeker County, in conjunction with the City of Paynesville and Paynesville Township guarantees the SAFETEA-LU requirements for a non-federal match of twenty percent (20%) of the total project costs. Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to approve 2010 Health Insurance County contribution for non-contract employees. Motion carried unanimously.
Heartland Community Action Agency staff discussed projects and services that are provided for the community.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to adopt the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED by the Meeker County Board of Commissioners, that it hereby designates Zoning Inspector Jerry Vandervoort as Project Representative for the implementation of the Working Together to Improve Water Quality Continuation Clean Water Partnership Project for Meeker County.
BE IT FURTER RESOLVED by the Meeker County Board of Commissioners that, as Loan Sponsor, the Meeker County Board of Commissioners enters into the attached Minnesota Clean Water Partnership Project Implementation Loan Agreement along with Crow River Organization of Water, as Project Sponsor, and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to conduct the implementation of the Working Together to Improve Water Quality Continuation Clean Water Partnership Project. Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve Sheriff’s Wells Fargo Credit Card payable:
General Fund $287.25
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve renewal of 3.2 “On” and “Off” sale license for Riverside Store and Tavern and 3.2 “On” sale license for Darwin Rod & Gun Club. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand to approve accounts payable:
General Revenue Fund $165,843.71
Road & Bridge Fund 60,446.82
County Parks Fund 3,394.42
Solid Waste-Transfer Station 1,886.77
Regional Library Fund 48,855.50
County Nurse Fund 4,094.19
Family Services Bldg Fund 3,597.60
Capital Projects Fund 23,597.59
Debt Service Fund 715.00
Ditch Fund 4,357.60
Hospital Fund 168,951.01
Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business the board adjourned at 10:55 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on November 10, 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 November 17, 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 - Wally Strand, Amy Wilde, Dave Gabrielson, and Roney Kutzke, County Attorney Stephanie Beckman, County Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig. Absent: Jim Swenson
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to amend printed agenda to include retirement for Emily Osmundson. Commissioners Gabrielson, Wilde, Strand, and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
The following employees were recognized for years of service: Jennifer Bosch, Social Service - five years Jennifer Schlangen, Social Service - five years Doug Thornquist, Highway Department - 10 years
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to accept proposal from Marco Business Products, Inc., St. Cloud, to implement virtualization technology for Meeker County at a cost of $87,702.69, sales tax included, for hardware, licensing and labor and authorized payment from Capital Projects Fund. Commissioners Gabrielson, Wilde, Strand, and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Gabrielson to accept resignation from Laura Lindeman, Public Health Educator, estimated effective date of December 15, 2009, and approved request to advertise open position. Commissioners Gabrielson, Wilde, Strand, and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to accept retirement resignation from Emily Osmundson, WIC Public Health employee, effective December 31, 2009. Commissioners Gabrielson, Wilde, Strand, and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve ARMOR Participation Plan for Meeker County and forward to RAC for approval. Commissioners Gabrielson, Wilde, Strand, and Kutzke voted “Yes:. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand that property owned by Rick Rossow at 34996 574th Avenue, Eden Valley, 35042 574th Avenue, Eden Valley, 59453 CSAH 3, Litchfield and 60300 346th Street, Litchfield, cease and/or abate orders were issued, Zoning Ordinance violations are still present, and follow County Attorney’s recommendation to forward compliance issue to the Court System. Commissioners Gabrielson, Wilde, Strand, and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Kutzke to approve nine-month extension to have road installed for final plat approval for Hidden Creek Heights or requirement that a performance bond, line of credit or escrow dollars be provided to record plat. Commissioners Gabrielson, Wilde, Strand, and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Mildred Hendrickson representing the Meeker County Resident Council, Meeker Resident Management Corporation, appeared before the board regarding HRA issues.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $50,532.74
Road & Bridge Fund 42,457.62
County Parks Fund 780.06
Solid Waste Transfer
Station Fund 2,264.88
County Nurse Fund 6,618.14
Family Services Bldg Fund 2,658.65
Septic System Loan Fund 3,787.24
Hospital Fund 1,157,498.75
Attorney Credit Card:
General Revenue Fund 169.93
Commissioners Gabrielson, Wilde, Strand, and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Kutzke to adopt a resolution that the Meeker County Board supports the creation of an ongoing funding source to replace lost federal funds for PACT 4 Families and that sustaining collaborative infrastructures and initiatives would increase efficiency and reduce duplication of service. Commissioners Gabrielson, Wilde, Strand, and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to accept retirement resignations from Myron Dvorak, Park Superintendent, and Douglas Haagenson, Highway Maintenance Foreman, effective December 31, 2009, John Boe, Zoning Administrator, effective January 31, 2010, and Louis Huber, Highway Maintenance Foreman, effective February 2, 2010. Commissioners Gabrielson, Wilde, Strand, and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
With no further business the board adjourned at 11:00 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on December 1, 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 Dec. 14, 2009.

FILING NOTICE TOCOLLINWOOD TOWNSHIPRESIDENTS
Notice is hereby given to Collinwood Township residents that filing for candidacy of one supervisor for a term of 3 years and one clerk for a term of 2 years will open Tuesday, December 29, 2009 and will close at 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday January 12, 2010. Candidates will have until 5:00 P.M. January 14, 2010 to withdraw. File at clerk’s home, Larry Ostlund, 17757 745th Ave, Dassel, MN 55325
Larry Ostlund
Collinwood Township Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Dec. 14, 2009.

FILING NOTICES FOR DASSEL TOWNSHIP
Filing for Dassel Township will open on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 and will close on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 5 p.m. Filings are open for one Supervisor for a 3 year term and one Clerk for a 2 year term. File at the Township Clerk’s office at 650 Parker Avenue West - Dassel, MN. Candidates withdrawal date is on Thursday, January 14 2010 until 5 p.m.
Karin Colberg
Dassel Township Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Dec. 14 and 21, 2009.