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Meeker County Board of Commisioners
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on December 1, 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, Assistant County Attorney Beth Cummins, County Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve minutes from November 3, 10 and 17, 2009. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to amend printed agenda to include Forest City grant request, credit card payment, ditch issues on County 13, 35 and 36. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve Subordination Agreement for lien on real property as evidenced in documents recorded with the Meeker County Recorder’s Office as Numbers 353651 and 353652 with regard to mortgage for Last Chance Auto Recovery, LLC. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to accept Snowmobile Safety Enforcement Grant for 2010 and 2011 in the amount of $3,174.00 each year. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to approve Grant Contract for federal funds from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for Remote Community Alert Systems in the amount of $39,550 for two outdoor emergency warning sirens. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve teaming with a national agency for Project Lifesaver to assist in tracking and locating persons. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand to adopt the following resolution:
WHEREAS, it appears to the County Board of the County of Meeker that the road hereinafter described as a County State Aid Highway under the provisions of Minnesota Law.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the County Board of the County of Meeker that the road described as follows, to wit: Beginning at the North Corner of Section 34, T 119 N, R 29 W, then Westerly an approximate distance of 380 feet to the Point of Beginning, then southerly for an approximate distance of 400 feet, then westerly for an approximate distance of 730 feet all in the limits of the City of Dassel. Said segments are an approximate total length of 1109 feet (0.21 miles).
Be, and hereby is revoked as a County State Aid Highway of said county, subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Transportation of the State of Minnesota.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to forward two certified copies of this resolution to the Commissioner of Transportation for his consideration. Commissioners Gabrielson, Kutzke, Swenson and Strand voted “Yes”. Commissioner Wilde abstained.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Strand to adopt the following resolution:
WHEREAS, it appears to the County Board of the County of Meeker that the road hereinafter described should be designated County State Aid Highway 5 under the provisions of Minnesota Law.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the County Board of the County of Meeker that the road described as follows, to wit: Beginning at the intersection with County State Aid Highway 15 in Section 35, T118N, R29W, and continuing in a westerly direction to the intersection of County State Aid Highway 18 in Section 34 of Collinwood Township. Said segment is approximately 1.6 km (1.0 mi.) in length.
be, and hereby is established, located, and designated a County State Aid Highway of said county, subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Transportation of the State of Minnesota.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to forward two certified copies of this resolution to the Commissioner of Transportation for his consideration, and that upon his approval of the designation of said road or portion thereof, that same be constructed, improved and maintained as a County State Aid Highway of the County of Meeker, to be numbered and known as County State Aid Highway 5. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to recommend developing concrete and bituminous specifications for CSAH 27 project. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to adopt a resolution requesting that the Commissioner of Transportation be and is hereby requested to approve advance for financing approved County State Aid Highway project(s) of the County of Meeker in an amount up to $830,000 in accordance with Minnesota Rules 8820.1500, Subd. 9. I hereby authorize repayments from subsequent accruals to the Regular/Municipal Construction Account of said County in accordance with the schedule herein indicated: Repayment from entire future year allocations until fully repaid. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to adopt a resolution to sell property, set the terms of sale with bidding to begin at $4,900, sealed bids shall be received by the Meeker County Auditor’s Office until 9:00 a.m. on January 5, 2010, for real property located in the Township of Union Grove, County of Meeker, with the street address of 52233 343rd Street, Paynesville, Minnesota, and legally described as set forth in Exhibit A, (shown below) and incorporated herein by reference; and Lot “E” excepting the east one hundred (100) feet thereof of Johnson’s Subdivision of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section Thirty-three (33), Township One Hundred Twenty-one (121), of Range Thirty-two (32), according to the plat thereof on file and of record in the office of the Register of Deeds of said Meeker County. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Strand to approve out-of-state travel for Amy Wilde to attend NACO conferences in Washington D.C. and Reno, Nevada in 2010. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Kutzke to approve accounts payable:
General Revenue Fund $47,996.49
Road & Bridge Fund 15,966.77
County Parks Fund 4,941.12
Solid Waste-Transfer Station 230.00
County Nurse Fund 10,511.09
Family Services Bldg Fund 983.90
Capital Projects Fund 23,068.90
Hospital Fund 164,673.26
Card Member Service Credit Card:
General Fund 24.88
Commissioners Kutzke, Swenson, Wilde and Strand voted “Yes”. Commissioner Gabrielson unavailable when voting.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to approve the 2010 County Board of Commissioners meeting schedule. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand to approve the 2010 County Holiday Schedule. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve 2010 State of Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources Natural Resources Block Grant Agreement. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to adopt a resolution authorizing Meeker County to submit a competitive grant application on behalf of the Forest City Township Subordinate Service District to the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources. Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business the board adjourned at 9:55 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on December 10, 2009, at 6:00 p.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
The County Board of Commissioners met as the Ditch Authority on December 1, 2009, at the Meeker County Courthouse, in the City of Litchfield, Minnesota.
Present: Commissioners - Wally Strand, Jim Swenson, Dave Gabrielson, Amy Wilde and Roney Kutzke. Also present County Auditor Barbara Loch, Meeker County Administrator Paul Virnig and County Highway Engineer Ronald Mortensen.
The Commissioners discussed billing for expenses on Judicial Ditch 14 received from Wright County.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to deny payment request from Wright County on Judicial Ditch 14 expenses and requested a meeting to outline billing procedures and Joint Ditch Policy. Motion carried unanimously.
Ron Mortensen discussed with Commissioners the following issues: County Ditch 35 - Assistance needed to resolve DNR Cease and Desist matter that is ten years old. County Ditch 13 - Clean out request in DNR protected wetland - old Pipe Lake- need information on level to restore as original depth.
County Ditch 36 - Need to determine if a DNR permit is needed for maintenance request.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to enlist assistance from Kurt Deter, Rinke Noonan Attorney’s At Law, to resolve issues with the DNR on County Ditch 13, 35 and 36. Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business before the Ditch Authority, the board adjourned at 10:20 a.m.
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The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on December 10, 2009, at the Meeker County Courthouse, in the City of Litchfield, Minnesota. Call to order was at 6:00 p.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 amend printed agenda to include payment of credit card. Motion carried unanimously.
The County Board of Commissioners conducted a Truth-N-Taxation Public Hearing. The budget and levy for pay 2010 was discussed and public input was taken.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve purchase of Unitrends DPU 2000, license upgrade, maintenance, and installation per proposal from Marco at a sum of $10,224.73, sales tax included, and authorize payment from Capital Fund. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve Sheriff’s Credit Card payable:
General Fund $579.12
Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business the board adjourned at 6:50 p.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on December 15, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
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The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on December 15, 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, Jim Swenson, Amy Wilde, Dave Gabrielson, and Roney Kutzke, County Administrator Paul Virnig, Assistant County Attorney Beth Cummins and County Auditor Barbara Loch.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Wilde to amend printed agenda to include credit card payment. Motion carried unanimously.
The following employees were recognized for years of service:
Chuck Schrum - Sheriff’s Office - five years
Donna Miller - Public Health - fifteen years
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve recommendation of Park Board to promote Braden Piram to Park Superintendent effective January 1, 2010. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand to acknowledge the Meeker Memorial Hospital Board Report from Kyle Rassmussen, Meeker Memorial CEO, and note that Steve Plaisance will be new CFO beginning January 11, 2010. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve the County Feedlot Program Delegation Agreement and Work Plan for the period of January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2011. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve the resolution request from City of Darwin designating the Meeker County Attorney as the City of Darwin’s prosecuting authority for petty misdemeanor and misdemeanor state law violations. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Gabrielson to approve amendments as outlined to the Meeker County Zoning Ordinance and Meeker County fee schedule, effective upon publication. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Swenson to approve conditional use permit, as recommended by the Planning Commission, for Juhl Wind Inc. to construct two meteorological towers, each proposed to be 289 feet tall, to collect data in the A-1 Agricultural Preservation District with conditions as outlined. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to make the following appointments and reappointments:
-Re-appoint Missy Brock for a three-year term on the Minnesota Extension Service Committee, said term to expire December 31, 2012.
- Appoint Bridget Lux for a three-year term on the Minnesota Extension Service Committee, said term to expire December 31, 2012.
- Re-appoint Donald DeLeeuw for a three-year term on the Board of Adjustments, said term to expire December 31, 2012.
- Re-appoint Ano Johnson, Jim Swenson and Dr. Richard Searl for two-year terms on the Public Health Advisory Committee, said terms to expire December 31, 2011.
- Re-appoint Wally Strand for an annual term on Prairie Country Resource Conservation & Redevelopment Council.
- Re-appoint Dave Gabrielson for a two-year term on the Hospital Board, said term to expire December 31, 2011.
- Re-appoint Keith Carlson for a three-year term on the Hospital Board, said term to expire December 31, 2012.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue $134,993.32
Road & Bridge Fund 18,591.78
County Parks Fund 1,386.81
Solid Waste-Transfer Station 4,251.58
County Nurse Fund 11,977.35
Family Services Bldg Fund 3,388.17
Capital Projects Fund 5,584.54
Hospital Fund 952,507.63
Elan Credit Card:
General Revenue Fund $706.92
County Nurse Fund 337.97
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve amending the Meeker County Public Transit Bylaws to reflect name change to Meeker Public Transit (MPT) and meeting date for fourth Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. Commissioners Wilde, Swenson, Kutzke and Strand voted “Yes”. Commissioner Gabrielson unavailable to vote.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand to adopt a resolution that Dr. Quinn Strobl is hereby appointed as the Medical Examiner for Meeker County under Minn. Stat. Chap. 390, commencing on January 1, 2010 for Program Year 2010. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve Memorandum of Understanding between Meeker County and Minnesota Teamsters Public and Law Enforcement Employees’ Union Local #320 for Deputies to donate two holidays for the year 2010 and Jailer/Dispatch Officers to donate their clothing allowance for year 2010. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve and adopt the 2010 Meeker County Budget and Levy, detail on budget and levy listed below, acknowledging no cost of living changes for all non-contract, county commissioners and elected officials salary.
Be it resolved a levy in the amount of $6,379,815 be and the same is hereby levied on all taxable property in Meeker County, Minnesota, for County Revenue purposes for the year 2010.
Be it resolved a levy in the amount of $1,341,845 be and the same is hereby levied on all taxable property in Meeker County, Minnesota, for County Road and Bridge Purposes for the year 2010.
Be it resolved a levy in the amount of $2,597,082 be and the same is hereby levied on all taxable property in Meeker County, Minnesota, for County Social Service purposes for the year 2010.
Be it resolved a levy in the amount of $134,871 be and the same is hereby levied on all taxable property in Meeker County, Minnesota, for the County Family Services Building purposes for the year 2010.
Be it resolved a levy in the amount of $1,266,580 be and the same is hereby levied on all taxable property in Meeker County, Minnesota, for the Debt Services purposes for the year 2010.
Be it resolved a levy in the amount of $193,571 be and the same is hereby levied on all taxable property in Meeker County, Minnesota, except the City of Litchfield, for Regional Library purposes for the year 2010.
Be it resolved a levy in the amount of $54,000 be and the same is hereby levied on all taxable property in Meeker County, Minnesota, for Regional Development purposes for the year 2010.
Be it resolved that the budget for the various county offices, departments or functions, copies of which are filed in the office of the County Auditor, for the year 2010 be and are hereby approved in the amount per department as follows:
Agricultural Inspector $5,000
Appropriation 215,100
Appropriation: Public Health 88,280
Appropriation: Park 176,445
Assessor 324,652
Attorney 633,307
Auditor 339,473
Board of Commissioners 219,331
Central Service 73,000
Court Administration 24,000
Court Services 422,860
County Administrator 112,697
Data Processing AS-400 60,300
Debt Services 1,604,935
Economic Development 95,000
Emergency Management 89,628
Enhance 911 100,000
Extension Service 179,182
Family Services Maint. 378,564
Human Services 6,081,785
Gravel Tax 38,000
Law Library 30,000
Maintenance CH&LEC 413,514
Medical Examiner 67,626
Micro Computer Services 171,921
Planning and Zoning 447,071
Recorder 191,741
Regional Library 206,832
Road & Bridge 5,848,371
Sheriff 4,085,446
Solid Waste Management 113,733
State Accounting Services 56,000
Surveyor 7,500
Technology Compliance 52,000
Treasurer 322,053
Veteran Services 150,622
Wireless Communication 103,947
Unallocated 227,855
That the Budget for Public Health Nursing for the year beginning January 1, 2010, be in the amount of $1,510,631 with the County portion being $388,280 and is hereby approved.
That the budget for Parks for the year beginning January 1, 2010, be in the amount of $260,375 with the County portion being $176,445 and is hereby approved.
That the budget for the Transfer Station for the year beginning January 1, 2010, be in the amount of $115,596 with the County portion being zero and is hereby approved. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to employ Erin Welch, full time dispatch, effective January 1, 2010. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Kutzke to approve purchasing update for data radio software, maintenance and technical services for mobile computers from Dataradio Corporation at a sum of $48,438.83, excludes sales tax, funding from capital projects fund. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Gabrielson to approve Motorola Communications System Agreement for purchase of ARMER System Expansion Project at a cost of $2,280,108.00, Minnesota Sales Tax not included, final cost contingent on subscriber contracts from each city. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand to authorize Paul Virnig, County Administrator, to develop payment plans as requested by Meeker County cities for reimbursement on subscriber equipment. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to authorize Randy Celander to enroll in training to perform maintenance on ARMER Communication System and approve out-of-state travel for three training sessions. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to authorize County Administrator to obtain firm proposals for General Obligation Capital Equipment Note in the amount of 2.5 million. Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Strand, seconded by Gabrielson, the board adjourned at noon. The County Board will meet in Regular Annual Session on January 5, 2010, 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 Jan. 11, 2010.