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New public notices published in the issue of April 19, 2010
ASSESSMENT NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization of the CITY OF COKATO of Wright County, Minnesota, will meet at the Office of the Clerk in said City, at 6:00 PM, on Tuesday, the 4th day of May, 2010 for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said City for the year, 2010. All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment, or who wish to complain that the property of another is assessed too low, are hereby notified to appear at said meeting, and show cause of having such assessment corrected.
No complaint that another person is assessed too low will be acted upon until the person so assessed, or his agent, shall have been notified of such complaint.
Given under my hand this 12th day of April, 2010.
/s/ Peggy L. Carlson
Clerk of the City of Cokato
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch April 19, 2010.

Resolution 02-2010Ordinance Amendment Fee Reimbursement/Direct billing for Ambulance Services
The City Council of the City of Cokato, Wright County, Minnesota does hereby ordain as follows:
Section 1. Fees & Permit Schedule of the City of Cokato is amended for 2010 Ambulance Fees per loaded mileage of $10.50 and direct billing to patient for eligible non-transport services by AccuServe.
Section 2. This Ordinance Amendment shall become effective upon its adoption and publication.
Adopted this 12th day of April 2010.
/s/ Bruce S. Johnson, Mayor
Attest:
/s/ Peggy L. Carlson, City Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch April 19, 2010.

PUBLIC NOTICEAPPLICATION FOR A VARIANCE
Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, the 27th day of April, 2010 at the hour of 7:00pm, in the City of Dassel City Hall; the Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on an application for a variance submitted by Greg and Sara Nelson, the subject property is located at 800 CJ Moe Boulevard, City of Dassel. The application is for a variance to side yard setbacks to allow for a structure to be erected within 13’ of the property line. The Ordinance code calls for a 10’setback if the property line is interpreted as a side yard and 25’ if interpreted as a rear yard. The planning commission will be asked to make that interpretation. The variance would only be required if the Planning Commission deems it to be a rear yard.
Description of Variance: Property legally described as; The North 80’of Lot 2, Block 1 of Dassel Heights Addition to the City of Dassel. Variance sought would allow construction of a 16’X26’ addition to the East side of the home structure. The current 12’X16’ deck would be modified in size to approximately 6’X12’.
CITY OF DASSEL
Planning & Zoning Commission
Myles Mc Grath
Zoning Administrator
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch April 19, 2010.

DUST CONTROL FORCOKATO TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS
Dust coating is again available for dust control on gravel roads. The cost will be $0.81/ft for new application (or full rate). Repeat applications are $0.52/ft. Both ends of desired footage must be staked. Send payment with footage desired (indicate whether it is new or repeat application) Payment must be postmarked by May 8th to receive dust coating in 2010. Mail to: Cokato Township, 14987 - 30th Ave SW, Cokato, MN 55321
Call (320) 286-2051 with any questions.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch April 19, 2010.

ASSESSMENT NOTICECOLLINWOOD TOWNSHIP STATE OF MINNESOTACOUNTY OF MEEKER
Notice is hereby given, that the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization of the Township of Collinwood in Meeker County, Minnesota, will meet at the Town Hall, 21904 746th Avenue, Dassel, Minnesota at 7:00-7:30 P.M. on Wednesday, the 28th day of April, 2010 for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said township for the year 2010.
If you believe the value or classification of your property is incorrect, please contact your assessor’s office (320-693-5205) to discuss your concerns. If you are still not satisfied with the valuati0on or classification after conferring with your assessor, you may appear before the local board of appeal and equalization. The Board shall review the valuation, classification, or both if necessary, and shall correct it as needed. Generally, an appearance before your local board of appeal and equalization is required by law before an appeal can be taken to your county board of appeal and equalization.
No complaint that another person is assessed too low will be acted upon until the person so assessed, or his agent, shall have been notified of such complaint.
Larry Ostlund, Clerk
Collinwood Township
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch April 19 and 26, 2010.

ASSESSMENT NOTICESTATE OF MINNESOTACOUNTY OF MEEKER
Notice is hereby given, that the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization of the Township of Dassel in Meeker County, Minnesota, will meet at the Dassel Area Historical Society building, 901 1st Street N, Dassel, Minnesota at 7:00 - 7:30 p.m. on Thursday the 29th day of April, 2010 for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said Township for the year 2010. All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment, or who wish to complain that the property of another is assessed too low, are hereby notified to appear at said meeting, and show cause of having such assessment corrected.
No complaint that another person is assessed too low will be acted upon until the person so assessed, or his agent, shall have been notified of such complaint.
Given under my hand the 12th day of April 2010.
Karin Colberg
Dassel Township Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch April 19 and 26, 2010.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, MARCH 25, 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, March 25, 2010.
Board Chairman Kevin Dahlman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Dahlman, Tormanen, Bender, Linder, and Bjork. The following were absent: McConkey. Members of the administration and public were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Bjork, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
The Russell A. Johnson Courtesy and Respect Award was presented to Benjamin Munson for February.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Bjork, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $1,142,743.25. 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: Board Member Linder reported on the 3-11-10 meeting which included a presentation of prospective K-12 Science Materials.
Technology Report: None
MAWSECO Report: Chairman Dahlman reported on the 3-23-10 meeting, which included: fiscal monitoring, legal fund, MDE monitoring, V. Ranch, possibly moving the administrative offices, child count compared to other areas across the state, budget, and contract settlements.
Community Education Report: None
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported expenditures are in line with budget through the end of the ninth month of the fiscal year. Business Manager Palmer also updated the board on the line of credit the district will be accessing due to the payment delay from the state.
Superintendent’s Report: Superintendent Powers reported briefly on the legislative progress regarding the K-12 Omnibus Bill.
Student Representative’s Report: Student Representative Duncan reported on: spring sports,
upcoming student reports to the board, speech, drumline, Haiti / Chile Benefit sponsored by the Student Council.
Other Reports: None
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Linder approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the February 25, 2010 Regular Board Meeting and the March 8, 2010 Special Board Meeting. Wire transfers made on February 26th for $630,000, March 15th for $550,000, and March 25th for $75,000. Personnel Items: Request Approval of 8 weeks FMLA leave for Carrie Berggren beginning 3/17/2010, Request Approval of 6 weeks FMLA leave for Beth Flick beginning approx. 4/28/2010, Request Approval of 2 additional weeks FMLA leave for Amy Anderson 4/9/2010 through 4/23/2010, Request Approval of unpaid General Leave of Absence for Beth Ashwill for the 2010-2011 School year, Resignation of Allison Lundeen as a Cokato Elementary teacher effective 6/7/2010, Resignation/Retirement of Mary Davison as ESL teacher at the end of the 2009-2010 school year, Resignation/Retirement of Brad Force as a Dassel Elementary teacher at the end of the 2009-2010 school year, Resignation/Retirement of Darla Hagen as a High School Physical Education teacher at the end of the 2009-2010 school year, Resignation/Retirement of Pamela Dille as a Dassel Elementary Media Specialist at the end of the 2009-2010 school year, Resignation/Retirement of Mary Jensen as a High School Communications teacher at the end of the 2009-2010 school year, Approval of Spring 2010 Coaches as recommended on the list, Resignation of Leslie Arnold as Youth Programs & SAC Coordinator for Community Education effective 4/16/2010, Resignation/Retirement of Theresa Wold as the Activities Secretary effective 6/25/2010, Resignation of Pam Nyman as the District Bookkeeper effective 3/23/2010, Resignation/Retirement of Chrys Lien as a High School Special Education teacher at the end of the 2009-2010 school year, Resignation/Retirement of Jeff Neutzling as a Middle School Sixth Grade teacher at the end of the 2009-2010 school year, Resignation of Cassie Vogt as the High School Guidance Counselor at the end of the 2009-2010 school year, Reassignment of Carla Halvorson from Dassel Elementary teacher to Media Center Specialist for the 2010-2011 school year. Approve Acceptance of a Donation of a Flower Cooler valued at $1500 From FFA Alumni for the High School Ag Department. Approve Transportation Contract for Eklof, Luhman, Schendel, and Volness. Motion carried unanimously.
Chairman Dahlman reminded the board that the deadline for the Edward H. Otto Partner in Public Education award is April 15.
Motion by Bjork, seconded by Linder awarding the 2010 roof improvement project to McDowall Roofing. The low bid was $1,221,070.00 including $31,400.00 for new windows above the HS cafeteria and media center. Motion carried unanimously.
Member Bender introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION RELATING TO A LEASE-PURCHASE FINANCING AND
CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION, SERIES 2010A;
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE, DETERMINING THE FORM AND DETAILS,
RATIFYING THE AWARD OF THE SALE, AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION, DELIVERY, AND REGISTRATION
BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato), State of Minnesota, as follows:
Section 1. Authorization and Sale.
1.01 Authorization. At a meeting held February 25, 2010, this Board authorized the Board Chair and the Superintendent or Business Manager under certain specified conditions to directly negotiate and approve the sale of Certificates of Participation, Series 2010A of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato) (the “School District”) to finance the Project to improve certain school facilities (the “Facilities) described on Exhibit A to the Lease-Purchase Agreement. This Board now finds it necessary and expedient for the School District to enter into a Lease-Purchase Agreement and a Trust Agreement, and to sell and issue its Certificates of Participation, Series 2010A Evidencing the Proportionate Interest of the Registered Owners thereof in Lease Payments to be made by Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato) pursuant to a Lease-Purchase Agreement (the “Certificates”) in the total aggregate principal amount of $845,000. The proceeds of the Certificates will provide funds for the completion of the Project and to pay related financing costs.
1.02 Sale. The Board has determined that this issue shall be privately sold after direct negotiation as authorized pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 475.60, Subdivision 2(7), as amended. The proposal of Northland Securities, Inc. (the “Purchaser”) to purchase the Certificates at a price of $845,000, plus interest accrued to settlement was accepted by the Board Chair and the Superintendent or Business Manager on March 25, 2010, pursuant to the February 25, 2010 resolution of the Board, and the award of the sale of the Certificates to the Purchaser is hereby ratified by the Board.
1.03 Execution of Documents. The endorsement of the acceptance on both copies of the proposal is hereby ratified in all respects.
1.04 Compliance with Law. All acts, conditions and things required by the Constitution and laws of the State of Minnesota to be done, to happen and to be performed precedent to the issuance of the Lease and the Certificates having been done, having happened and having been performed in regular and due form, time and manner as required by law, it is necessary for this Board to establish the form and terms of the Certificates, to approve the execution of documentation relating thereto, and to provide for the issuance of the Certificates forthwith.
Section 2. Documentation; Certificate Terms; Execution and Delivery.
2.01 Financing Documents. There will be prepared the following documents, all of which shall be placed on file in the office of the Clerk:
(a) Lease-Purchase Agreement dated as of April 15, 2010 by and between the School District and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (the “Trustee”); and
(b) Trust Agreement dated as of April 15, 2010, by and between the School District and the Trustee.
Upon review by counsel to the School District, such documents are approved, with such variations, insertions and additions as are deemed appropriate by the parties and approved by counsel to the School District. The provisions of those agreements are approved and incorporated herein by reference.
2.02. Execution. Upon finalization of the documents described above, and the execution thereof by the other parties thereto, the Chair and Clerk, or other designated signatories acting on their behalf, shall execute and deliver such documents on behalf of the School District. The Chair and Clerk (or their designated signatories) shall execute on behalf of the School District such other contracts, certifications, documents or instruments as Bond Counsel to the School District shall require and all certifications, recitals, warranties and representations therein shall constitute the certifications, recitals, warranties and representations of the School District. Execution of any instrument or document by one or more appropriate officers of the School District shall constitute and shall be deemed conclusive evidence of the approval and authorization by the School District and the School Board of the instrument or document so executed.
2.03 Certificate Maturities, Interest Rates and Denominations. The Trustee is authorized and directed to issue and deliver $845,000 principal amount of the Certificates pursuant to, containing the terms and provisions, and in the manner specified in the Trust Agreement, which Certificates shall mature on February 1 in the respective years and amounts stated below and shall bear interest from the date of issue until paid at the respective annual rates set forth opposite such years and amounts, as follows:
Year Amount Interest Rate
2011 $165,000 1.50%
2012 $165,000 2.00%
2013 $170,000 2.50%
2014 $170,000 3.00%
2015 $175,000 3.00%
Section 3. Certifications; Declaration of Exemption from Rebate Requirements;
Designation, Arbitrage Reporting.
3.01 Declaration of Exemption from Rebate Requirements. For purposes of compliance with the requirements of Section 148 of the Code, the Board hereby determines and declares that:
(a) The School District is a governmental unit with general taxing powers;
(b) The Certificates are not “private activity bonds” as defined in Section 141 of the Code;
(c) Ninety-five percent of the net proceeds of the Certificates are to be used for the local government purposes of the School District;
(d) The aggregate face amount of all tax-exempt obligations (other than Private Activity Bonds) issued by the Issuer in calendar year 2010 is not reasonably expected to exceed $15,000,000; and no more than $5,000,000 of said tax-exempt obligations will be used to finance expenditures other than expenditures financing the construction of public school facilities.
(e) Notwithstanding paragraph (d) of this Section, if required by federal law or regulation, the School District agrees to make such calculations and to make such rebate payments to the United States as and when required by said Section 148 and the regulations promulgated thereunder. In construing this Section 6, all terms used herein shall have the meanings provided in Section 148 of the Code and the Regulations promulgated thereunder.
(f) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section 6, any requirement imposed hereunder may be deemed inapplicable and of no force or effect if an opinion of Counsel is rendered to the School District by nationally recognized bond counsel to the effect that the failure to impose such requirement will not adversely effect the tax-exempt status of interest on the Certificates.
3.02 Designation as Qualified Tax-Exempt Obligations. The Board finds that the reasonably anticipated amount of qualified tax-exempt obligations (other than private activity bonds) which will be issued by the School District during calendar year 2010 will not exceed $30,000,000. Thus, the Lease and the Certificates are designated as “Qualified Tax-Exempt Obligations” for the purposes of Section 265 of the Code relating to the deduction of interest expenses allocable to the Certificates by financial institutions.
3.03 Authentication of Transcript. The officers of the School District and the County Auditors of each County in which the School District is located in whole or in part are hereby authorized and directed to prepare and furnish to the Purchaser of said Certificates, and to the attorneys approving legality of the issuance thereof, certified copies of all proceedings and records of the School District relating to said Certificates and to the financial condition and affairs of the School District, and such other affidavits, certificates and information as may be required to show the facts relating to the legality and marketability of said Certificates as they appear from the books and records under their custody and control or as otherwise known to them, and all such certified copies, certificates and affidavits, including any heretofore furnished, shall be deemed representations of the School District as to the facts recited therein.
3.04 Covenant to Continue Tax Exemption. The School District covenants and agrees with the Owners from time to time of the Certificates herein authorized, that it will not take, or permit to be taken by any of its officers, employees or agents, any action which would cause the interest payable on the Certificates to become subject to taxation under the United States Internal Revenue Code; and that it will take, or it will cause its officers, employees or agents to take, all affirmative actions within its powers which may be necessary to insure that such interest will not become subject to taxation under the Internal Revenue Code. The term “Internal Revenue Code” or “Code” as used herein includes the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and all regulations, amended regulations and proposed regulations issued thereunder, as now existing, or as hereafter amended or proposed.
3.05 Official Statement. The Official Statement relating to the Certificates, on file with the Clerk and presented to this meeting, is hereby approved and deemed final, and the furnishing thereof to prospective purchasers of the Certificates is hereby ratified and confirmed, insofar as the same relates to the Certificates and the sale thereof.
3.06 Information Reporting. For purposes of compliance with the provisions of Section 149(e) of the Code, the School District shall submit to the Secretary of the Treasury, not later than the 15th day of the second calendar month after the close of the calendar quarter in which the Certificates are issued, a statement concerning the issue which meets the requirements of Section 149(e) (2).
3.07 Continuing Disclosure. The Board hereby finds and determines that, because the Certificates are issued in an aggregate principal amount of less than $1,000,000, the issuance of the Certificates is exempt from the provisions of Rule 15c2-12(b)(5) adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
3.08 Payment of Issuance Expenses. The School District authorizes the Trustee on behalf of the School District to pay issuance expenses from Certificate proceeds on the closing date.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member Tormanen, and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Dahlman, Bender, Linder, Tormanen, Bjork and the following voted against the same: None, whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Motion by Bjork, seconded by Linder approving a two-year contract extension with Cokato Transportation for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years. The contract increase each year is 1.75%. There is a small adjustment to the fuel clause. Motion carried unanimously.
Member Tormanen introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION TO SELL EXCESS, OUT OF DATE, AND/OR UNUSED EQUIPMENT BY USING ON-LINE SERVICES ACCORDING TO PROVISIONS OF MINNESOTA STATE STATUTE 471.345 SUBD 17 IN ADDITION TO THE DISTRICT’S TRADITIONAL PRACTICES.
WHEREAS, it is the district’s intent to dispose of excess, out of date, and/or unused equipment in the most expedient and financially advantageous manner as possible, and
WHEREAS, Minnesota public school districts are now offered the
opportunity to sell said equipment on-line in addition to former
traditional methods in accordance with Minnesota State Statute 471.345 Subd 17.;
BE IT RESOLVED by the ISD 466 Board of Education that district
administration is hereby authorized to dispose of excess, out of date, and/or unused equipment by using on-line services.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that these sales will be advertised in
the officially designated school district newspaper in the legal section and/or through an alternative method, for the appropriate time frame.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Board member Bjork and, upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Dahlman, Tormanen, Bender, Linder, Bjork and the following voted against the same: None, whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Bjork approving spending up to 75% of the 2010-11 budget in 2009-10
Motion carried unanimously.
Chairman Dahlman appointed Board Clerk Bjork as the school district representative on the Dassel-Cokato Regional Ice and Sports Center Board.
Motion by Bjork, seconded by Bender approving a new secretarial position “Early Childhood Programs Secretary.” The position will be for 185 days with reimbursement and benefits commensurate with the secretaries contract. Motion carried unanimously.
Agenda items for the 4-12-10 board meeting will include presentations by students from Cokato Elementary and the middle school. Board Clerk Bjork also requested a report on the Gifted and Talented program sometime before July 2010.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:56 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 April 19, 2010.

Meeker County Board of Commisioners
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on March 2, 2010, at the Meeker County Courthouse, in the City of Litchfield, Minnesota. Call to order was at 8:30 a.m. by Chairman Wally Strand.
Present: Commissioners - Wally Strand, Dave Gabrielson, Amy Wilde, Jim Swenson 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 Kutzke to approve the February 2, 9, and 16, 2010 county board minutes. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve agenda as modified to include social service staffing issue. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve out-of-state travel for Sheriff Jeff Norlin to attend National Sheriff’s Association training in Colorado in April. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Gabrielson to approve request to advertise for two additional part-time correctional officers. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Swenson to approve agreement between Meeker County, Dassel City and Collinwood Township to revoke the County State Aid Highway (CSAH) designation on a segment of CSAH 41 and add a segment of 170th street and apply to the Commissioner of Transportation for approval. Commissioners Swenson, Kutzke, Strand and Gabrielson voted “Yes”. Commissioner Wilde abstained.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Gabrielson to establish condition of the roadway on that portion designated as County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 41 in the City of Dassel and approve agreement between Meeker County Highway Department and the City of Dassel for maintenance once revocation occurs. Commissioners Swenson, Kutzke, Strand and Gabrielson voted “Yes”. Commissioner Wilde abstained.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve attorney credit card payable as follows:
General Fund $77.77
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand to approve renewal of Consumption and Display Permit for Manannah Hilltop Tavern. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to adopt a resolution approving St. Philip’s Church request to engage in lawful gambling activities at Kicker’s Bar & Grill, in Meeker County, Minnesota. Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve State Auditor’s “Understanding of Services’ agreement for 2009 financial audit. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $67,101.88
Road & Bridge Fund 33,576.85
County Parks Fund 564.04
County Nurse Fund 838.60
Family Service Bldg Fund 4,275.00
Capital Projects Fund 30,000.00
Hospital Fund 349,698.98
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve agreement with Houston Engineering Inc., to develop on-line GIS Web hosting and GeoMOOSE application for Meeker County. Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke, the board adjourned at 9:52 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on March 9, 2010, 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 in regular session on March 9, 2010, at the Meeker County Courthouse, in the City of Litchfield, Minnesota. Call to order was at 8:30 a.m. by Chairman Wally Strand.
Present: Commissioners - Wally Strand, Dave Gabrielson, Jim Swenson and Roney Kutzke, County Auditor Barbara Loch, County Attorney Beth Cummins, and County Administrator Paul Virnig. Absent: Commissioner Amy Wilde
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve agenda as modified to include Public Health part-time hours change. Commissioners Gabrielson, Swenson, Kutzke and Strand voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve request to obtain bids for scale replacement at the Transfer Station. Commissioners Gabrielson, Swenson, Kutzke and Strand voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Gabrielson to adopt Meeker County Direct Payment Program - ACH payment policy and procedures for collection of property taxes. Commissioners Gabrielson, Swenson, Kutzke and Strand voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve entering into agreement with Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc., for technical assistance with Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response (ARMER) project, cost approximately $30,000. Commissioners Gabrielson, Swenson, Kutzke and Strand voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson the County Board of Commissioners approved entering into a contract between Meeker County and the Central Minnesota Regional Radio Board and the State of Minnesota through its Commissioner of Transportation for the design, procurement, construction and operation of a County/Regional integrated public safety radio communication subsystem. Commissioners Gabrielson, Swenson, Kutzke and Strand voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to accept grant money from National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in the amount of $10,000 for Medical Reserve Corps. Commissioners Gabrielson, Swenson, Kutzke and Strand voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve out-of-state travel for Michelle Koch to attend training as part of the NACCHO Grant. Commissioners Gabrielson, Swenson, Kutzke and Strand voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve increase in hours for Pam Bagley from .6 to .85 percent of full time. Commissioners Gabrielson, Swenson, Kutzke and Strand voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Diane Winter reviewed recent survey on County Health Rankings with the County Board.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to acknowledge March Hospital Board Report. Commissioners Gabrielson, Swenson, Kutzke and Strand voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to approve 3.2 percent malt liquor “on” premises license application for Millner Vineyard, LLC. Commissioners Gabrielson, Swenson, Kutzke and Strand voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve credit card account payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $977.32
Road & Bridge Fund 270.45
County Nurse Fund 684.11
Commissioners Gabrielson, Swenson, Kutzke and Strand voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
With no further business, motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke, the board adjourned at 9:20 a.m. Next meeting of the County Board will be on March 16, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in the County Board meeting room, Meeker County Courthouse.
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The County Board of Commissioners met as the County Ditch Authority on March 9, 2010, at the Meeker County Courthouse in the City of Litchfield, Minnesota.
Present: Dave Gabrielson, Jim Swenson, Roney Kutzke and Wally Strand. Also present: County Auditor Barbara Loch and Highway Engineer Ronald Mortensen.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to acknowledge updated Joint Drainage Policy between McLeod, Meeker, Renville, Sibley and Wright Counties. Commissioners Gabrielson, Swenson, Kutzke and Strand voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
The Ditch Authority acknowledged discussion held at the annual joint ditch meeting on February 25, 2010, regarding the petition received from Kevin Radtke for a change of watershed. Roney Kutzke (Meeker) and Ralph Novotny (Renville) recommended accepting the petition.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke for the Drainage Authority of Judicial Ditch 32 to accept petition for change of watershed outlet from Judicial Ditch 1 watershed area and County Ditch 22 watershed area into Judicial Ditch 32 watershed area. Commissioners Swenson, Gabrielson and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Swenson for the Drainage Authority for Judicial Ditch 32 to conduct a public hearing at 7 p.m. on April 7, 2010, at the Cosmos Legion Club, 100 Astro Blvd East, Cosmos, to hear landowner comments on petition for outlet into Judicial Ditch 32 watershed area. Commissioners Swenson, Gabrielson and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
With no further business before the Ditch Authority, motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson the board adjourned at 9:40 a.m.
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The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on March 16, 2010, at the Meeker County Courthouse, in the City of Litchfield, Minnesota. Call to order was at 10:00 a.m. by Chairman Wally Strand.
Present: Commissioners - Wally Strand, Dave Gabrielson, Amy Wilde, and Roney Kutzke, Deputy County Auditor Jean Belinsky, County Attorney Stephanie Beckman, and County Administrator Paul Virnig. Absent: Commissioner Jim Swenson.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
The following employees were recognized for years of service:
Stephanie Beckman, County Attorney - 5 years
Mark Spies, Assistant County engineer - 10 years
Candee Gassman, Child Support Supervisor - 20 years
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve agenda as modified. Commissioners Gabrielson, Strand, Wide and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Nathan Winter, Minnesota Extension Educator, provided the County Board with an updated on Events and Activities.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to approve conditional use permit application for Anthony Huhn to move in a used stick build home that was constructed more than five (5) years ago into a A-1 Agricultural Preservation District with conditions as outlined. Commissioners Gabrielson, Strand, Wide and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Kutzke to approve conditional use permit application for Duane Holker to operate a Class A feedlot with less than 150 animal units, the feedlot is in an existing livestock structure in a A-1 Agricultural Preservation District with a maximum of 140 heifers on site (98 animal units) with conditions as outlined. Commissioners Gabrielson, Strand, Wilde and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to approve conditional use permit application for Ryan Schoenig to move in a used stick build home that was constructed more than five (5) years ago into a A-1 Agricultural Preservation District with conditions as outlined. Commissioners Gabrielson, Strand, Wilde and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Kutzke to approve renewal of consumption and display permit for Riverside Store & Tavern. Commissioners Gabrielson, Strand, Wilde and Kutzke voted “Yes”.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to approve Walmart Credit Card payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $143.21
Commissioners Gabrielson, Strand, Kutzke and Wilde voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to acknowledge confession of judgment as method of payment for delinquent real estate taxes for Nancy Howk.
Commissioners Gabrielson, Strand, Kutzke and Wilde voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $ 104,958.71
Road & Bridge Fund 57,281.89
County Parks Fund 1,476.08
Solid Waste-Transfer Station 728.00
Regional Library Fund 51,708.00
County Nurse Fund 6,366.26
Family Services Bldg Fund 1,927.75
Capital Projects Fund 20,149.73
Debt Service Fund 431.25
Ditch Fund 14,971.20
Hospital Fund 825,065.29
Commissioners Gabrielson, Strand, and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Wilde abstained due to payment included for Wilde Studios.
Sheriff Jeff Norlin informed board of receipt of ARMER Fire Department Equipment Grant in the amount of $162,540.
Motion by Gabreilson, seconded by Kutzke to approve employment agreement with Ann and Marty Bush for Lake Koronis Regional Campground Managers effective March 15, 2010.
Commissioners Gabrielson, Strand and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Commissioner Wilde unavailable.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve employment for Myron Dvorak as seasonal park maintenance effective March 18, 2 010.
Commissioners Gabrielson, Strand and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Commissioner Wilde unavailable.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to request County Administrator to draft letter of County Board support to continued insurance coverage with Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT) for Community Action Agencies.
Commissioners Gabrielson, Strand and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Commissioner Wilde unavailable.
With no further business, motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand, the board adjourned at 11:13 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on April 6, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. in the County Board meeting room, Meeker County Courthouse.
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The Meeker County Board of Commissioners and Wright County Board of Commissioners met via telephone conference call as the Ditch Authority for Judical Ditch 3 on March 16, 2010.
Commissioners in attendance: Amy Wilde (Meeker), Roney Kutzke (Meeker), Richard Mattson (Wright) and Jack Russek filling in for Rose Thelen (Wright). Absent: Jim Swenson (Meeker)
The Ditch Authority for Joint Ditch #3 discussed request from Minnesota Pipe Line Company for a waiver on depth for the crossing located on Joint Ditch #3 at Collinwood Creek
Joint Ditch Drainage Authority granted a waiver on the depth of the drainage ditch right-of-way to Minnesota Pipe Line Company for the crossing located on Joint Ditch #3 at Collinwood Creek.
There being no further business, the joint board adjourned at 11:40 a.m.
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 March 15, 2010.

PUBLIC NOTICESTOCKHOLM TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS
Stockholm Township is taking orders for dust control. The cost is $.55 per foot. If you would like dust control applied, please call the Township Hall at 286-5125 or get order forms from Ron Klima/Town Hall at 15234 County Road 30 SW, Cokato. Supervisors-Paul Yates, Paul Davis, David Sand, or the Clerk will also have order forms. Order and payment deadline is Friday, May 7, 2010.
2010 Local Board of Appeal & Equalization Meeting
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 3:30 p.m.
Stockholm Town Hall
15234 County Road 30 SW, Cokato MN.
Diane Johnson
Stockholm Township Clerk
(320) 286-5087
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch April 19 and 26, 2010.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That on Thursday, April 22, 2010
The Stockholm Township Planning Commission will hold a hearing in the Town Hall at 15234 County Road 30 S.W., Cokato at 7:30 P.M. to consider the comprehensive plan on the highway 12 corridor. The public is invited to give their input to the planning commission and town board on future design of our township.
Such persons that desire to be heard with reference to the proposed hearing 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) 286-5087
ZONING ADVISOR: (320) 286-2260
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch April 19, 2010.