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ORDINANCE NO. 03-2010 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 30 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO ABOLISH THE PARK BOARD AND ESTABLISH A PARK COMMISSION
The City Council of the City of Cokato does ordain as follows:
Section I. Section 30.41 of the code of ordinances is hereby deleted in its entirety.
Section II. A new section 30.41 is hereby added to the code of ordinances as follows:
Section 30.41. PARK COMMISSION
Section 1. FORMATION OF PARK COMMISSION
Subd. 1. There is hereby established a park commission which shall advise the city council as to the acquisition, development, improvement and maintenance of city parks. As an advisory commission, the park commission shall not have any of the power enumerated in Minnesota Statutes, Section 412.521, subd. 1.
Subd. 2. The park commission shall consist of five members and one non voting youth member appointed by the city council. The council shall also select a member from among its own members to serve as a voting member of the commission.
Subd. 3. The membership of the park commission shall be appointed annually. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment of the city council.
Subd. 4. Members of the park commission shall serve without compensation.
Subd. 5. Park commission members serve at the pleasure of the city council. The council may remove any member who is absent at three consecutive park commission meetings without notifying or obtaining the consent of the commission chair or for other reasons deemed sufficient by the city council.
Subd. 6. The commission shall meet at least once per calendar quarter. The commission shall schedule additional meetings as it may deem necessary.
Section 2. ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURE
Subd. 1. The commission shall choose from among its members a chair, a vice chair and such other officers as it deems appropriate.
Subd. 2. The commission may recommend bylaws or rules of procedure governing its operation to the city council. The bylaws or rules of procedure shall take effect only if approved by a majority of the full council.
Subd. 3. Written minutes of meetings of the commission shall be kept and filed with the city administrator prior to the next regularly scheduled council meeting, but shall be subject to approval at the next park commission meeting.
Section 3. DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE COMMISSION
Subd. 1. The commission shall serve as an advisory body to the city council. The commission shall review and make recommendations to the council regarding the following:
a) The acquisition of land for parks, trails and other recreational facilities;
b) Adoption and amendment of the city’s comprehensive park plan;
c) The construction of roadways, buildings and other necessary structures and improvements in parks;
d) Purchase of necessary materials and supplies, equipment and services pertaining to parks;
e) The maintenance of park property so that it is adequately maintained and cared for;
f) Entertainment for the general public on park grounds; and
g) Such other duties and powers as the city council may delegate to the commission.
Subd. 2. The park commission shall have no authority whatsoever to expend city funds. The commission may make recommendations to the city council regarding expenditures, but no expenditures for park purposes shall be made unless and until authorized by the city council.
Subd. 3. No later than July 15 of each year, the park commission shall present to the council a detailed estimate of the financial needs of the city parks for the ensuing fiscal year.
Section III. This ordinance shall be effective following its adoption and publication.
Bruce Johnson, Mayor
Attest:
Peggy Carlson, City Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch May 17, 2010.

FRENCH LAKE TOWNSHIP NOTICE OF DUST CONTROL
French Lake Township residents can sign up for dust control on gravel roads. The policy is for a minimum of 100’ with the township paying for the first 50’ of application. The cost this year is .45 cents per foot with an 18’ wide travel surface. Please mail your check to the Clerk by June 12th, 2010. Also please mark off the distance to be sprayed.
Rosanne Peterson, Clerk
15460 County Road 37 NW
Annandale, MN 55302
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch May 17, 2010.

STOCKHOLM TOWNSHIPSpecial Meeting Notice
Notice to Stockholm Township residents: A Special Informational Meeting regarding the current Town Hall/new Town Hall/land purchase will be on Monday, the twenty-fourth (24th) day of May 2010, at 7:30 p.m. at the Stockholm Town Hall, 15234 County Road 30 SW, Cokato, MN.
The purpose of this meeting is to give residents the opportunity to discuss the present Town Hall and/or to build a new building. Pictures/information will be available for residents to review.
Diane Johnson, Clerk
Stockholm Township
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch May 17 and 24, 2010.

Meeker County Board of Commisioners
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on April 6, 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 Kutzke, seconded by Gabrielson to amend agenda to include Representative Dean Urdahl, Part-time Radio Technician and PACT 4. Commissioners Gabrielson, Swenson, Strand and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve employment for Travis Magedanz, part-time seasonal park maintenance. Commissioners Gabrielson, Swenson, Strand and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Amy Wilde arrived.
Representative Dean Urdahl discussed county legislative issues and concerns.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to approve unpaid leave for Tracy Madsen. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve county board minutes for March 2, 9 and 16, 2010. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve request to post full-time deputy sheriff position. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve 2010 Boat and Water Grant. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Gabrielson to approve Joint Powers Agreement between State of Minnesota, Department of Corrections - Work Release Unit and Meeker County Sheriff’s Office. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve request to advertise for part-time radio technician. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to approve conditional use permit for Todd & Sarah Kuechle to construct a new residence within 1000 feet of a Class A feedlot with more than 50 animal units with conditions as outlined. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to approve conditional use permit for Amaze’n Farmyard, LLC, for continued operation of the seasonal commercial outdoor recreation facility of Amaze’n Farmyard in an A-1 Agricultural Preservation District with conditions as outlined. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Strand to approve conditional use permit for Eric J Wendt to move in a used stick built home that was constructed more than five (5) years ago into an A-1 Agricultural Preservation District with conditions as outlined. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to approve renewal interim use permit for Duininck, Inc. - Viggo Christensen to mine and process aggregate material in an Agricultural District with conditions as outlined. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Strand to approve renewal interim use permit for Meeker Washed Sand & Gravel, Inc. - Charles Smith & Betty Kuskamp to mine and process aggregate with conditions as outlined. Motion carried unanimously.
Tabled Conditional Use Permit Applications for Richard & Jane Miller and Gene Schmidt.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to acknowledge board support for Memorandum of Understanding for PACT 4 Families Juvenile Justice/Mental Health Grant application. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Wilde to adopt the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that Meeker County enter into MN/DOT Agreement Number 96132M with the State of Minnesota, Department of Transportation for the following purposes:
To provide for maintenance and electrical energy by the County and the State for the new highway lighting system on Trunk Highway Number 15 at County State Aid Highway Number 27 under State Project Number 8828-102 (T.H. 15=151).
IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED that the County Board Chair and the County Highway Engineer are authorized to execute the Agreement and any amendments to the Agreement. Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to adopt the following resolution and authorize signing the MN/DOT Agreement to amend the Original Contract as noted on Amendment Number One (1) to the MN/DOT Agreement Number 92286. Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Swenson to approve advertising for seasonal pavement markings. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve request to advertise for seasonal engineering aids. Motion carried unanimously.
Commissioners were reminded of the 1 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 2010, bid opening for CSAH 27 project.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve promotion for Judy Holmes to Financial Worker, effective April 16, and approved request to advertise for Office Specialist Position. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Swenson to approve request to have Linda Harrison continue temporary 30-hour workweek until April 16 and then full-time until office support position is filed. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Kutzke to employ Nadine Evans as a temporary part-time employee in Social Service until May 31, 2010, to assist with Daycare Workload. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to re-appoint Jim Wuertz to the North Fork Watershed Board for a three-year term, said term to expire May 9, 2013. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Strand to re-appoint Gerald Bollman to the Park Board for a five- year term, said term to expire May 1, 2015. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to re-appoint Ronald Mortensen County Highway Engineer for a four-year term, said term to expire May 1, 2014. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to re-appoint Duane Henkelman, Mike Hamm and Ervin Hennen to the Planning Commission for three year terms, said terms to expire May 1, 2013. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabreilson to approve county and hospital accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund$82,873.30
Road & Bridge Fund18,830.05
County Parks Fund2,263.62
Solid Waste-Transfer Station1,303.82
County Nurse Fund2,453.26
Family Services Bldg Fund2,439.57
Capital Projects Fund37,345.26
Ditch Fund6,132.46
State Collections240.00
Credit Card:
General Revenue Fund3,074.48
Capital Projects Fund158.65
Hospital Fund273,914.75
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 Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to acknowledge Assistant County Attorney’s 2010 salary adjustments and approve effective with payroll of March 16, 2010. Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke, the board adjourned at 10:08 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on April 13, 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 April 13, 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 Gabrielson to modify agenda to delete Sheriff Jeff Norlin ARMER Project and add Swede Grove Assessor Agreement. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve Assessor Contract with Swede Grove Township. Motion carried unanimously.
Jane Hennagir, Risk Management Consultant, Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust annual update for the County Board.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Wilde to acknowledge the County Hospital Board Report for April. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Gabrielson to approve out-of-state travel for Roney Kutzke and Jim Swenson to attend the NACO conference in Nevada in July 2010. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Swenson to approve credit card payment: General Revenue Fund $2,567.97 County Nurse Fund 1,151.62 Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve classification of forfeited lands and adopt resolutions that the following land be classified as non-conservation lands request approval from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for the sale of said lands.
Parcels of Land to include:
Parcel #10-0663001
Undivided 1/29th interest in Outlot A, Block 1, Trout Woods, part of Government Lots 6 and 7, Section 22, Township 121 North, Range 30 West, all in Meeker County Minnesota.
Parcel #21-0224000
That part of Lot 6, Block 3 of LIETZAU’S FIRST ADDITION to Cosmos, as of public record in the Meeker County Recorder’s Office, Litchfield, Minnesota; Beginning at the northwest corner of said Lot 6; thence southerly along the west line of said Lot 6, a distance of 30.75 feet; thence easterly parallel with the north line of said Lot 6, a distance of 20.00 feet; thence southerly, parallel with the west line of said Lot 6, a distance of 7.00 feet, thence easterly parallel with the north line of said Lot 6, a distance of 80.00 feet to the east line of said Lot 6; thence northerly along the east line of said Lot 6, a distance of 37.75 feet to the north line of said Lot 6; thence westerly, 100.00 feet along last said line to the point of beginning.
Parcel #26-0108000
Outlot A, Kingston Riverview Heights, according to the plat thereof on file and of record in the Office of the County Recorder in and for Meeker County, Minnesota.
Parcel #26-0109000
Outlot B, C and D, Kingston Riverview Heights, according to the plat thereof on file and of record in the Office of the County Recorder in and for Meeker County, Minnesota.
Parcel #27-1177000
Lot eight(8), nine(9), ten(10) and eleven(11) of block one hundred eighteen (118), Second Addition to the City of Litchfield.
Parcel #27-1169000
Lot thirteen(13) and fourteen(14) of block one hundred seventeen (117), Second Addition to the City of Litchfield. Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Quotes were opened for Seasonal Fuel Requirements as follows:
Sheriff’s Department Vehicles:
Litchfield Oil$66,880.00
Consumer’s Co-op$ 66,880.00
Diesel Fuel #2 (Non-dyed) and 50/50 Winter Blend:
Cedar Mills, Cosmos, Dassel, Forest City, Grove City, Kingston, Litchfield, Rosendale, Union Grove and Watkins Shops: (Taxes not included)
Litchfield Oil$6,700.00
Consumer’s Co-op77,220.00
Jack’s Oil76,895.00
Diesel Fuel #2, 50/50 Winter Blend and Gasoline: (Taxes not included)
Litchfield Shop
Litchfield Oil$69,587.50
Consumers Co-op70,177.50
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Swenson to table decision on seasonal fuel quotes.Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand to approve final payment to Minnerath, Inc. Cold Spring, Minnesota, for CSAH 27 Grading Project in the amount of $49,992.73. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Swenson to award CSAH 27 pavement project to C.S. McCrossan Construction, Maple Grove, Minnesota for $1,131,883.55 based on outlined pavement selection process. Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson, the board adjourned at 10:05 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on April 20, 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 regular session on April 20, 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, Jim Swenson, and Roney Kutzke, County Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to modify agenda to add Koronis Bike Trail and Flex Spending account advance. Motion carried unanimously.
The following employee was recognized for years of service:
Carrie Asmus, Social Worker - five years
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve purchase of a new Belt Sander from Towmaster Truck Equipment, Litchfield, at a cost of $6,216.14, sales tax included. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Wilde to approve purchase of a new Disc Mower from Schlauderaff Implement Company, Litchfield, allowing for trade, at total price of $3,954.38, sales tax included. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to table award of seasonal fuel for Sheriff’s Department until Sheriff Norlin has reviewed. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to award Diesel Fuel #2 (Non-dyed) and 50/50 Winter Blend for Cedar Mills, Cosmos, Dassel, Forest City, Grove City, Kingston, Litchfield, Rosendale, Union Grove and Watkins Shops and Diesel Fuel #2, 50/50 Winter Blend and Gasoline for Litchfield Shop to Litchfield Oil for $76,700.00 and $69,587.50, taxes not included. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Gabrielson to approve agreement between Meeker County and Greenleaf Township for installation of remote outdoor emergency warning siren on township easement at corner of 200th Street
and 612th Avenue intersection and county agrees to maintain the remove
outdoor emergency warning siren.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve request to advertise Federal Project #47-090-02, Koronis Bike Trail, Phase 6 - section along south edge of CSAH 20 and along Trunk Highway 4 in Meeker County and Phase 8 - along Trunk Highway 55 in Stearns County. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Strand to set bid opening for Koronis Bike Trail Project for June 8, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. in the Meeker County Commissioners Room. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Swenson to approve Wetland Conservation Act (WCA) fees as follows:
Appeal Fee $250
Restoration Order $100 plus $35 per hour
Replacement Order$100 plus $35 per hour
Miscellaneous assistance after three visits at $35 per hour
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to adopt the following resolution:
WHEREAS, significant changes in 2010 to Minnesota Election Law affect how absentee ballots are issued, accepted and counted within the counties;
WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes require counties to establish a County Absentee Ballot Board;
WHEREAS, the Ballot Board shall consist of a sufficient number of trained election judges and appointed as provided in Minnesota Statute 204B.19 to 204B.22;
WHEREAS, the Ballot Board shall perform all election related duties as outlined in Minnesota Election Law;
NOW, BE IT RESOLVED, that Meeker County Board of Commissioners do hereby establish a County Absentee Ballot Board.Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund$117,436.30
Road & Bridge Fund21,938.42
County Parks Fund3,371.40
Solid Waste Fund4,410.82
County Nurse Fund 16,751.79
Family Services Bldg Fund4,068.22
Capital Projects Fund126,028.31
Tax Forfeit Property Fund18.88
Ditch Fund18.00
State Collection Fund562.50
Hospital Fund477,535.56
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Swenson to approve transfer from Revenue Fund to Select Account Fund a temporary advance, in increments of $5,000 if needed, to sustain the account balance. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to accept Hartford’s quote and approve changing county life insurance carrier from Minnesota Life to Hartford. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to accept Humana Dental quote and approve changing dental plan from Ameritas to Humana Dental. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve renewal of long-term disability plan with Assurant Employee Benefits. Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand, the board adjourned at 11:00 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on May 4, 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 May 17, 2010.