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New public notices published in the issue of June 14, 2010
Notice of Spraying roadside ditches
Kingston Township board will be spraying roadside ditches for noxious weeds. If a property owner does not want their ditches sprayed please call the township at 320-398-8400 and put up no spraying signs on your property. Any property owner that calls and puts up signs must take care of the ditches at their own expense. All spraying will be done in June 2010. Any questions call above number.
Gail Schiefelbein / clerk Kingston
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch June 7, and June 14 2010

PUBLIC NOTICECity of Dassel Hearing to Consider Special Assessment Policy
The Dassel City Council will conduct a public hearing for consideration of adopting a Special Assessment Policy to guide future decisions in setting special assessments. This hearing will be conducted at 7:00pm on Monday, June 21st, 2010 at the Dassel City Hall.
The Policy under consideration will define the process to the utilized when considering future special assessments.
All interested parties are encouraged to attend the meeting if they wish to be heard. A copy of the proposed policy is available at the office of the Dassel City Clerk for review.
This public hearing is duly called by order of the Dassel City Council.
Myles Mc Grath
Administrator-Clerk/Treasurer
City of Dassel
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch June 14, 2010

STOCKHOLM TOWNSHIPRegular Meeting Notice
The regular monthly Meeting of Stockholm Township will be Monday, June 14, 2010 at 7:30 pm. at the Stockholm Town Hall, 15234 County Road 30 SW, Cokato, MN.
At the Informational Meeting on May 24th, 2010, residents and Board Members discussed the present Town Hall and/or options regarding a new building. As this is an Election year: with an August and November Elections, the requirements for a Special Election were not able to be met due to the time frame needed for ballot printing and absentee ballot voting. There will be a question on the November Election Ballot regarding funding of a new Town Hall.
Diane Johnson, Clerk
Stockholm Township
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch June 7, and June 14, 2010.

Meeker County Commissioners board minutes
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in annual session on May 4, 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, Amy Wilde, Dave Gabrielson, Jim Swenson, and Roney Kutzke, County Attorney Stephanie Beckman, County Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve minutes for April 6, 13 and 20, 2010. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to amend agenda to include public health nurse resignation and approve hiring boat and water officer. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve employment for Carrie Behrends and Josh Baumgartner as part-time corrections staff. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to award sheriff’s vehicles fuel needs jointly to Consumer Co-op and Litchfield Oil and split the fleet as equally as possible. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve Consultation and Train-the-trainer Services Proposal from On Target Training & Consulting LLC, Royalton, in the amount of $7,100 to assist with training for the ARMER system. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Wilde to approve part-time temporary trainers on the ARMER system - Patrick Lorentz, Joel Engler, Rich Christianson and Dan Gelle. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve request to advertise for part-time seasonal boat and water officer. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve out-of-state travel for Daren Scheppmann to attend CADCA Training Institute per Drug Free Communities Grant requirement in Phoenix, Arizona in July. Motion carried unanimously
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to accept resignation of Colleen Bonniwell as a part-time public health nurse effective June 25, 2010, and approved request to advertise position. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve $6,000 payment to the mentoring program from corrections fees. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve county funding the additional 25% of Sentencing to Service Program cut by the state and request payment of $20/hour for the crew when working for government entities effective July 1, 2010. Motion carried unanimously.
Holly Kovarik - Sauk River Watershed District Annual Report
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Swenson to approve recommendation from Kevin Piepenburg, Building Inspector, to incur costs for building materials and labor to secure forfeited property at 341 Milky Way in Cosmos to minimize liability concerns. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to acknowledge confession of judgment as method of payment from Daniel Rickard for delinquent property taxes. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve accounts payable as follows: General Revenue Fund $43,226.50 Road & Bridge Fund 7,330.08 County Park Fund 1,768.90 Solid Waste-Transfer Fund 1,608.07 County Nurse Fund 3,192.66 Family Services Bldg Fund 2,025.05 Capital Projects Fund 671.50 Ditch Fund 18.00 State Fund 130.00 County Hospital Fund 793,183.90 County Credit Card: General Revenue Fund $1,462.46 Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Wilde to accept Board of Water and Soil Resources Competitive Grant Agreement in the amount of $340,000 on behalf of Forest City Sewer District Project and appointed Paul Virnig as grantee authority. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve Minnesota Service Coop Joint Powers Agreement amendment for Group Employee Benefits and Other Financial and Risk Management Services. Motion carried unanimously.
Debra Wallace, Field representative for U.S. Senator Al Frankin met with the County Board of Commissioners and other county staff.
With no further business, motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson, the board adjourned at 10:45 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on May 11, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
Publ. June 10, 2010 The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in annual session on May 11, 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, Amy Wilde (arrived at 8:35 a.m.), Dave Gabrielson, 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 approve agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve re-hiring David Koecher as seasonal highway engineer aid. Motion carried unanimously.
Tentatively set Highway Road Tour for June 8, 2010.
Amy Wilde arrived at 8:35 a.m.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve hiring Michael Knisley as part-time radio technician. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Wilde to accept proposal from Harris Corporation in the amount of $23,380, sales tax not included, for microwave connections at the Litchfield, Dassel and Eden Valley Towers. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to accept proposal of $2,379.41 sales tax included, from Litchfield Building Center to replace service doors on the tenth street county garage. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to approve proposal from Marco Business in the amount of $4,389.03 to update Communication Networking in the Courthouse Community Rooms. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve Elan Credit Card payable: General Revenue Fund $2,036.21 County Nurse Fund 647.18 Family Service Bldg Fund 117.86 Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to acknowledge May Hospital Report. Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke, the board adjourned at 9:23 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on May 18, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
Publ. June 10, 2010 The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in annual session on May 18, 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, Amy Wilde, Dave Gabrielson, 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 Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to amended agenda to include election equipment purchase, part time deputy and confession of judgment tax payment. Motion carried unanimously.
The following employees were recognized for years of service: Reggie Sandstrom - Sheriff’s Office - 5 years Pamela Miller - Public Health - 20 years Elaine Lenhard - County Recorder - 30 years
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve change in employment status from part-time to full-time for Travis Sebring, Sheriff Deputy. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve John Derichs as a temporary trainer on ARMER system. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to approve request to post and/or advertise for part-time deputy. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Kutzke to approve conditional use permit for Kirk Bollin to operate commercial riding stable for events and activities related to a horse riding arena and stable in an A-1 Agricultural Preservation District with conditions. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Strand to approve conditional use permit for Daniel Smith to construct a new residence within 1000 feet of a Class A feedlot in an A-1 Agricultural Preservation District with conditions as outlined. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Kutzke to approve conditional use permit for Richard & Jane Miller to bring more than fifty cubic yards of material onto a site located within the Shoreland District with conditions as outlined. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve conditional use permit for Sparboe Farms, Inc., to construct the addition of one total confinement barn 65’ x 560’ with a capacity for 180,000 laying hens less than five pounds (540 AU) for a total capacity of 540 AU, two 90’ x 26’ steel tanks holding process waste water and one 30’ x 28’ steel tank holding process waste water. The total animal unit capacity for this site will be 4,461.72 AU, with conditions as outlined. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Gabrielson, to approve conditional use permit for Grove City Pallet, LLC, to continue operation of a manufacturing facility of new and recycled wood pallets in an A-1 Agricultural Preservation District with conditions as outlined. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to re-appoint Myles McGrath and Gloria Palmer to the EDA board for six year terms, said terms to expire June 3, 2016 and appoint Chuck Unterberger to the EDA board to complete term for Lynn Hokanson, said term to expire June 3, 2011. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to re-appoint Virgil Rettig for a three-year term on the Sauk River Watershed Board, said term to expire June 30, 2013. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve purchasing a M-100 Precinct Ballot Scanner Unit at a cost of $4,892.19, sales tax included, and additional program cards estimated at $600. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to acknowledge confession of judgment as payment method for delinquent taxes payable by Elizabeth M Colberg. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to approve accounts payable as follows: General Revenue Fund $91,931.75 Road & Bridge Fund 152,457.27 County Parks fund 4,317.34 Solid Waste - Transfer Fund 3,917.22 Regional Library Fund 51,708.00 County Nurse Fund 4,687.29 Family Services Bldg Fund 1,404.80
Capital Projects Fund 19,700.95
Debt Service fund 715.00 Ditch Fund 3,273.83 Septic System Loan fund 3,787.24 Hospital fund 500,254.93 Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business the board adjourned at 10:35 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on June 1, 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 June 7, 2010