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Meeker County Board of Commisioners
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in annual session on January 5, 2010, 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, Jim Swenson, Amy Wilde, Dave Gabrielson, 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 Strand to amend printed agenda to address Social Service WINGS and Prime West Contracts and correct printing to read Judicial Ditch 14 payable. Commissioners Wilde, Swenson, Gabrielson and Strand voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Roney Kutzke arrived.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Swenson to appoint Wally Strand, 2010 Board Chair. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Strand to appoint Dave Gabrielson, 2010 Board Vice-Chair. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Swenson to appoint Roney Kutzke, 2010 Board Reading Clerk. Motion carried unanimously.
Wally Strand presided at the meeting as chair.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to re-appoint Russ Ridley for a three-year term as Board of Adjustments Alternate, said term to expire December 31, 2012. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to appoint DeWayne Albright, 2010 Alternate on the Prairie Country Resource Conservation & Development Council. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to appoint Kyle Rasmussen and Steve Plaisance to the Investment Committee. Motion carried unanimously.
Note that Dr. Tim Peterson is Hospital Chief of Staff.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to appoint Wally Strand to the Joint Powers Radio Board for 2010, alternate Dave Gabrielson. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to re-appoint Jim Swenson to a three-year term and Roney Kutzke to a two-year term on the Meeker Public Transit Board, terms expiring December 31, 2012 and 2011 respectfully. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Gabrielson to re-appoint Jim Swenson to a three-year term on the Nurse Family Partnership Governing Board, alternate Amy Wilde, said terms to expire December 31, 2012. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Swenson to acknowledge all other appointments and committee assignments remained unchanged. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to approve the County board minutes for December 1, 10 and 15, 2009. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Swenson to designate the following depositories for 2010:
Atwater State Bank, Atwater, MN
Center National Bank, Litchfield, MN
Edward Jones, Litchfield, MN
Farmers State Bank, Darwin, MN
Farmers State Bank of Watkins, Watkins, MN
First State Bank of Grove City, Grove City, MN
Home State Bank, Litchfield, MN
MidCountry Bank, Litchfield, MN
PFM Asset Management LLC, Minneapolis, MN
State Bank In Eden Valley, Eden Valley, MN
State Bank of Kimball, Kimball, MN
US Bancorp Asset Management (MagicFund), Minneapolis, MN
Wells Fargo Advisors, Minneapolis, MN
Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, NA, Litchfield, MN
Wells Fargo Securities, Minneapolis, MN
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve 2010 Medical Consultant Agreement with Dr. Richard Searl. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to approve severance payment for Mark Erickson. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Gabrielson to post internally for full-time Sheriff Department Investigator position. Commissioners Wilde, Gabrielson, Kutke and Strand voted “Yes”. Commissioner Swenson unavailable.
Tabled Dassel Towner and Lease Agreement.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Swenson to adopt a resolution for the Assumption of Large Wind Energy Conversion Systems Permit Authority (complete resolution on file in the Auditor’s Office) #2010-01
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to accept bid from the Litchfield Independent Review and designate same as legal newspaper for the County of Meeker for year 2010. The Litchfield Independent Review is designated by the Board of Commissioners as the newspaper in which notice and list of real estate taxes remaining delinquent in the county on the 2nd day of January shall be published and bond from the Litchfield Independent Review in the amount of $2,000 as surety be accepted. Litchfield Independent Review rate of $5.78 per column inch for first insertion and $3.36 per column inch for repeat insertions and rate of $5.57 per column inch when submitted electronically. Motion carried unanimously
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to authorize signature on Quit Claim Deed to Department of Natural Resources for forfeited land legally described as Northeast Quarter of Northwest Quarter of Southeast Quarter (NE NW of SE ) Section Thirty (30), Township One-hundred eighteen (118), Range Thirty-one (31). Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Kutzke to approve severance payment for Laura Lindeman in the amount of $2,356.17. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve transfers as follows:
Revenue Fund to Public Health Fund $194,140.00
Revenue Fund to Park Fund 88,222.50
Family Service Fund to Debt Fund 289,444.00
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund$294,203.52
Road & Bridge Fund168,128.02
Human Service Fund540.75
County Parks Fund10,366.03
Solid Waste-Transfer Station3,339.94
County Nurse Fund42,253.48
Family Services Bldg Fund21,436.18
Capital Projects Fund4,587.50
Ditch Fund1,052.83
County Hospital550,811.96
Credit Card:
General Revenue Fund2,631.75
General Revenue fund1,678.67
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve payment of dues for Minnesota Transportation Alliance in the amount of $1,490.00 Motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed Highway Department proposed permit and fee schedule.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Swenson to accept bid from Matt Dahl in the amount of $4,902 for county property in Union Grove Township legally described as 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) Range Thirty-two (32) Commissioners Wilde, Kutzke, Swenson and Strand voted “Yes”. Commissioner Gabrielson unavailable.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve payment of first one-half 2010 Appropriations. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Kutzke to approve extending Voluntary Leave Without Pay Policy. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve changes to the Emergency Procedures Manual. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to set Public Hearing for February 2, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. to consider 2010 County Fee Schedule changes. Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson, the board adjourned at 9:55 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on January 12, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
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The County Board met on January 5, 2010, as the Ditch Authority. Present: Commissioners - Wally Strand, Jim Swenson, Amy Wilde, Dave Gabrielson, and Roney Kutzke, and County Auditor Barbara Loch.
The commissioners discussed joint meeting held between McLeod, Wright and Meeker County regarding issues with Judicial Ditch #14.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to authorize payment on Wright County invoices dated April and May 2006 for work on Judicial Ditch #14 in the amount of $2,709.29. Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, the ditch authority adjourned at 10:06 a.m.
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The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in annual session on January 12, 2010, at the Meeker County Courthouse, in the City of Litchfield, Minnesota. Call to order was at 8:30 a.m. by Chair Strand.
Present: Commissioners - Wally Strand, Jim Swenson, Amy Wilde, Dave Gabrielson, 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 amend printed agenda to include credit card payable. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve Interpreter Contracts for Roxanne Godejohn, Lori Garland and Lindsey Johnson. Motion carried unanimously
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve promotion of Kristin Cote to Planning and Zoning Administrator, effective February 1, 2010. Motion carried unanimously.
Robert Anderson, County Assessor, discussed Wind Energy Production Tax.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve severance payment for Myron Dvorak. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve the following 2010
Tobacco License renewals:
Bill’s Bargains & Variety, Eden Valley
Darwin Outpost Inc.
R-K Companies Inc., dba Bud’s Bar, Watkins
City of Dassel, dba Dassel Liquors
Flashs Gas & Auto, Inc., Watkins
Gary’s Family Foods, Dassel
Jack’s Inc., Watkins
ADR Enterprises Inc., dba Manannah Hilltop Tavern
D R Riebe Inc., dba Riverside Store & Tavern
Ron’s Service of Dassel Inc.
Stein’s Thriftway Foods Inc., Watkins
Eden Valley Properties MN LLC, dba Valley Inn
Valley Meats & Grocery Inc., Eden Valley
Valley Quick Stop, Eden Valley
Eden Valley Properties MN LLC, dba Valley Liquor Warehouse
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded to approve county credit card payment as follows:
General Revenue$824.87
County Nurse Fund227.64
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to acknowledge the Hospital Board report from CEO Kyle Rasmussen. Kyle also introduced new Chief Financial Officer Steve Plaisance. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve request to advertise to resurface CSAH 27 requesting both bituminous and concrete bids. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to amend motion to resurface CSAH 27 to include in plan to pave shoulder to park on CSAH 27. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Swenson to apply for grant funds from Homeland Security Program for ARMER Subscriber Equipment in the amount of $251,000, ARMER Infrastructure in the amount of $175,000 and ARMER Integration for 2010-2011 in the amount of $1,000,000. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Strand to authorize Sheriff Jeff Norlin to lease land for tower and sign Dassel Tower Agreements. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve request to purchase two 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe 4x4 utility squads from Polar Chevrolet at state bid of $28,517.80 and one 2010 Ford Crown Victoria Interceptor from Atwater Ford at $22,579, vehicles will be “marked” therefore no sales tax payable. Motion carried unanimously.
Moiton by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve final payment of $4,717.56 to Climate Makers, Inc., for Courthouse Boiler Project. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to apply for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant to replace courthouse exterior doors, re-side and insulate three county highway sheds. Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson, the board adjourned at 9:45 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on January 19, 2010, 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 annual session on January 19, 2010, at the Meeker County Courthouse, in the City of Litchfield, Minnesota. Call to order was at 10:00 a.m. by Chair Strand.
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 Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to amend printed agenda to include discussion on Darwin Park. Commissioners Kutzke, Wilde, Gabrielson and Strand voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
The following employees were recognized for years of service:
Sara Miller - 5 years - Deputy/Dispatch Sheriff’s Department
Dave Gabrielson - 15 years - County Commissioner
The board heard from Mae Mauer regarding regulations at the Darwin/Dassel Park - sled hill.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve position adjustment for Margaret Dockery to work 40% Building Official Secretary and 60% Planning & Zoning Administrative Assistant, effective February 1, 2010. Commissioners Kutzke, Wilde, Gabrielson and Strand voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to approve purchase of wireless communication tools and equipment from Litcom Inc. at a cost of $6,674.00. Commissioners Kutzke, Wilde, Gabrielson and Strand voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Wilde to approve severance payments for Emily Osmundson and Douglas Haagenson. Commissioners Kutzke, Wilde, Gabrielson and Strand voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve the following 2010 tobacco license renewals:
Kingston Mini Mart
Mike’s Bait & Tackle, Eden Valley
Mike’s Standard, Eden Valley
RMR Inc., dba Roger’s Grove City Liquor
Schmidt C-Stores Inc., dba Schmidty’s Cosmos
Schmidt C-Stores Inc., dba Schmidty’s Dassel
Schmidt C-Stores Inc., dba Schmidty’s Grove City
Commissioners Kutzke, Wilde, Gabrielson and Strand voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Gabrielson to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund$196,531.62
Road & Bridge Fund58,083.10
County Park Fund580.09
Solid Waste-Transfer Fund1,199.86
County Nurse Fund8,939.70
Family Services Bldg Fund3,442.55
Capital Projects Fund916.76
Ditch Fund53.00
State Fund2,140.79
Hospital Fund786,313.77
Commissioners Kutzke, Wilde, Gabrielson and Strand voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to adopt a resolution acknowledging support for the State Trunk Highway 14 corridor and requested congressional delegation support inclusion of federal funding in next reauthorization bill for safety and capacity improvements along said corridor. Commissioners Kutzke, Wilde, Gabrielson and Strand voted “Yes”. Motion carried. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Kutzke to approve payment of membership dues for Trunk Highway 15 Coalition in the amount of $200. Motion carried unanimously.
The Board recessed from 10:28 to 10:40 to wait for Bond bids to be completed.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to accept settlement and pay per agreement $23,732 to Hutchinson Health Care. Commissioners Kutzke, Wilde, Gabrielson and Strand voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Chuck Upcraft from Public Financial Management provided for the board results from the $2.5 million bond bid request.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Gabrielson to adopt resolution authorizing issuance, awarding sale, prescribing the form and details and providing for the payment of $2,500,000 general obligation capital notes. Commissioners Wilde, Kutzke, Gabrielson and Stand voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
With no further business, motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke, the board adjourned at 11:17 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on February 2, 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 Feb. 8, 2010.

Notice of Meeting Change
Due to the caucus the Kingston Township board is changing their February meeting to FEBRUARY 22, 2010 Monday at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the Kingston Community Center in Kingston. If you would like to be on the agenda call # 398-8400 Gail Schiefelbein / clerk.
Gail Schiefelbein / clerk
Kingston Township
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Feb. 8 and 15, 2010.

MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE
CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME
Minnesota Statues Chapter 333
The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business.
1. State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Niska Woodworks
2. State the address of the principal place of business. 95 Newcomb Ave. SW, Cokato, MN 55321
3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name or if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address. Jesse Niska, 95 Newcomb Ave. SW, Cokato, MN 55321
4. I certify that I am authorized to sign this certificate and I further certify that I understand that by signing this certificate, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Minnesota Statutes section 609.48 as if I had signed this certificate under oath.
Date: Jan. 15, 2010
/s/ Jesse Niska, Owner
Phone: (320) 224-4324
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Feb. 8 and 15, 2010.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, JANUARY 28, 2010 DASSEL-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, January 28, 2010.
Board Chairman Kevin Dahlman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Dahlman, Tormanen, Bender, Linder, 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 Tormanen, seconded by Bjork, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Bender, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $545,050.32. 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: Curriculum Director Force reported on the 1-14-10 meeting which included a review of the science standards.
Technology Report: None
MAWSECO Report: Chairman Dahlman reported on the 1-26-10 meeting which included a review of the MAWSECO programs.
Community Education Report:
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported expenditures are in line with budget through the end of the seventh month of the fiscal year. Business Manager Palmer also informed the board on the proposed payment delay from the state. The district will more than likely have to borrow money for a short period of time and are currently looking into the options with financial institutions.
Superintendent’s Report: Superintendent Powers reported on progress with the DCRISC and the financial struggles the state is facing.
Student Representative’s Report: Student Representative Reynolds reported on Snow week, talent show, Dorian Music Festival, Speech trip to Harvard, and the Student Advisory Committee.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Tormanen approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from December 29, 2009 Regular Board Meeting and the January 7, 2010 Special Reorganizational Board Meeting. Wire transfers made on December 30th for $600,000, January 11th for $140,000, and January 15th for $700,000. Personnel Items: Increase in assignment of 1.0 hr/day for Jessie Dutra as Cokato Elementary Kitchen Assistant effective 1/4/2010, from 2.5 to 3.5 hours/day, Request Approval for Unpaid Medical Leave of Absence for Debra Ryan for the 2009-2010 school year, Approval of lane changes effective 1/1/2010 for Brian Bessingpas from BA+15 to BA+30, for Brian Westby from BA+15 to BA+45, for Amanda Berg from BA to BA+15, for Larry Marquette from BA to BA+15, for Ryan Weinandt from MA+15 to MA+30, Request Approval of 6 weeks FMLA leave for Katy Snider beginning 1/21/2010 for adoption and Employment of Carol Janckila as a Kitchen Assistant at Cokato Elementary effective 2/1/2010. Approve Acceptance of Donations: $100 from Maria Grangroth to be applied towards High School programs. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Bjork approving membership in the PACT 4 Families Collaborative for the 2010 calendar year. Motion carried unanimously.
The following policies were presented for a first reading:
407 Employee Right To Know – Exposure to Hazardous Substances
409 Employee Publications, Instructional Materials, Inventions and Creations
412 Expense Reimbursement
419 Tobacco-Free Environment
515 Protection and Privacy of Pupil Records
521 Student Disability Nondiscrimination
570 Music
603 Curriculum Development
613 Graduation Requirements
615 Basic Standards Testing, Accommodations, Modifications, and Exemptions
616 School District System Accountability
618 Assessment of Standard Achievement
707 Transportation of Public School Students
708 Transportation of Nonpublic School Students
709 Student Transportation Safety Policy
805 Waste Reduction and Recycling
Motion by Bjork, seconded by Bender approving the Pay Equity Implementation Report. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Bender approving a request from the Drumline for an out of state field trip. If the drumline qualifies they would like to attend the Winter Guard International Percussion World Finals that are held in Ohio in April. Motion carried unanimously.
Agenda items for the 2-8-10 Special Board meeting will include first reading of 2009-10 revised budget.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:50 PM.
Kevin Bjork, Clerk
This document is available in the following formats upon request: Braille, Large Print, Audio Cassette Tape, and Computer Disk. Please call (320-286-4100) for more information or to request a copy.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Feb. 8, 2010.