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New public notices published in the issue of Aug. 16, 2010
Public NoticeOrdinance Regulating Junk, Abandoned & Unused Vehicles
Notice is hereby given the Cokato City Council, Wright County, Minnesota will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, August 17, 2010 to consider an Ordinance Amendment to Chapter 92, Section 92.01 regulating Junk, Abandoned and Unused Vehicles.
Persons wishing to be heard regarding the Ordinance Amendment will have an opportunity to do so at the meeting. Questions may be directed to the city offices.
Don Levens
City Administrator
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Aug. 16, 2010.

Public NoticeOrdinance Regulating Tattoo & Body Piercing
Notice is hereby given the Cokato City Council, Wright County, Minnesota will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 to consider an ordinance regulating Tattoo and Body Piercing provisions.
Persons wishing to be heard regarding the ordinance will have an opportunity to do so at the meeting. Written comments may be submitted at anytime prior to the council meeting.
Don Levens
City Administrator
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Aug. 16, 2010.

MEEKER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MINUTES July 6, 2010
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on July 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, Assistant County Attorney Beth Cummins, and County Administrator Paul Virnig.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve county board minutes for June 1, 8, and 15, 2010. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Swenson to approve Board of Appeal and Equalization Summary from June 15, 2010, meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Kutzke to approve agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Gabrielson to approve interim use permit, as recommended by the Planning Commission, for Lawrence Schmidt to mine, process and crush gravel with conditions as outlined. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve interim use permit, as recommended by the Planning Commission, for Mary A Boyer to move in a temporary second dwelling on a site for a blood relative in the A-1 Agricultural Preservation District with conditions as outlined. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Wilde to acknowledge receipt of Federal Boat and Water Safety Enforcement Grant in the amount of $18,000. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Strand to approve employment of Robert Hastings, part-time deputy, effective July 6, 2010. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve employment of Brian Bondhus and Nicholas Langholz, Seasonal Boat & Water Deputies. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve Greg Gilbertson as a temporary trainer on the ARMER system, effective July 6, 2010. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve out-of-state travel for Randy Celander to attend microwave network training in Stafford, Texas in July. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand to accept Public Safety Interoperable Communications Grant in the amount of $37,862 and approve match commitment of $7,572. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve request to increase fees on “pay for stay” and “Huber” from current $15.00 to $20.00 effective August 1, 2010. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to adopt the following resolution: BE IT RESOLVED that the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office enters into grant agreement(s) with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety, or Minnesota State Patrol for Traffic Safety Enforcement projects during the period from October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2012. Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to approve updates to the Meeker County Continuity of Operations Plan. Motion carried unanimously.
Liz Meiers, Annual Southwest Initiative Foundation Report.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to adopt a resolution of approval for Church of St Philip.to engage in gambling activities on August 15, 2010, at the Meeker County Fair Grounds, North Armstrong and East 10th St, Meeker County, Minnesota; Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Kutzke to approve severance payment for Colleen Bonniwell. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve accounts payable as follows: General Revenue Fund $ 112,280.02 Road & Bridge Fund 37,839.56 County Park Fund 18,238.52 Solid Waste-Transfer 1,465.40 County Nurse Fund 7,988.20 Family Services Bldg Fund 3,383.02 Capital Projects Fund 76,420.81 Ditch Fund 13,028.11 State Collections Fund 25.00 County Hospital Fund 347,922.75 Credit Cards: General Revenue Fund 625.68 General Revenue Fund 1,257.85 Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve State of Minnesota Department of Transportation Limited Use Permit for Non-motorized Recreational Trail contingent upon review of documents by County Attorney and adopt the following resolution: BE IT RESOLVED by the Board for Meeker County, Minnesota, that: 1. Limited Use Permit 4702-0001 for the construction of a non-motorized Recreational Trail within the Right of Way of Trunk Highway 4 and Trunk Highway 55 is hereby approved. 2. The Chair and County Auditor are authorized to execute said permit on behalf of the County of Meeker Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Strand to appoint Amy Wilde as representative on the Chemical and Mental Health Services Transformation Advisory Task Force and approve payment of per diem and mileage. Commissioners Strand, Swenson, Gabrielson, and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Commissioner Wilde abstained. Motion carried 4-0
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Wilde to make personnel committee changes: Members: Wally Strand, Jim Swenson and Paul Virnig – Alternates: Dave Gabrielson, Roney Kutzke and Amy Wilde. Commissioners Gabrielson, Kutzke and Wilde voted “Yes”. Commissioners Swenson and Strand abstained. Motion carried 3-0
With no further business, motion by Gabrielson, seconded b Kutzke, the board adjourned at 9:50 a.m. The next meeting of the County board will be on July 13, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. in the County Board meeting room, Meeker County Courthouse.
MEEKER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MINUTES July 13, 2010
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on July 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 amend agenda to include Commissioner Photo session. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to acknowledge July Hospital Board Meeting report. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve funds for co-payment premiums for MN Care Coverage for individuals per GAMC income and asset guidelines through January 31, 2011, as recommended by the Social Service Director. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve temporary 3.2 permits for St. Philips Church event on August 15, 2010, and Forest City Threshers event on August 21 and 22, 2010. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to make an agenda correction to include Lake Koronis Permit discussion. Motion carried unanimously.
The board discussed State of Minnesota – Department of Transportation (DOT) Limited Use Permit for Non-motorized Recreational Trail. County Attorney Stephanie Beckman explained the county’s opposition to DOT making the county responsible for all current and future liability and State of Minnesota DOT harmless.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve the DOT Limited Use Permit for Non-motorized Recreational Trail within the right of way of Trunk Highway No(s) 4 and 55 on condition the county attorney and highway engineer’s discretion on changes requested and made to the contract. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve payment of one-third of costs on repair on soffit at Bernie Aaker Auditorium. County cost to be $11,822.35. Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, the board adjourned at 9:30 a.m. The next meeting of the County board will be on July 21 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in the County Board meeting room, Meeker County Courthouse.
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on July 21, 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 Jim Swenson, County Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig. Absent: County Attorney and Commissioner Roney Kutzke.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to amend printed agenda to include grant for control stations and dispatch air conditioning issues. Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Swenson voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
The following employees were recognized for years of service: Amy Rausch – Deputy Assessor – 5 years Cathy Peters – Sheriff’s Office Secretary/Typist – 10 years Clark Gustafson – Social Service Director – 25 years
County Assessor, Robert Anderson, explained the Green Acres program.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to enter into joint powers agreements between State of Minnesota, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Meeker County on behalf of the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office and Meeker County Attorney for eCharging Service; and, State of Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension – Minnesota Justice and Information Services – MNJIS and Meeker County Sheriff’s Office for Information System Integration Network. Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Swenson voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to accept grant for ARMER Control Stations in the amount of $18,123.16 and approve payment to West Central Communications for the grant amount and additional grounding materials totaling $4,219.16 Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Swenson voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to approve expenses to a maximum of $20,000 to install a roof top air conditioner unit for the Sheriff’s Department Electronic Server Room. Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Swenson voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
It being 10:30 a.m. the board conducted a public hearing for Minnesota Rubber Tax Abatement and Minnesota Initiative Funds Loan.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to close the public hearing. Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Swenson voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to adopt a resolution approving property tax abatements and authorizing execution of a tax abatement agreement for Quadion Corporation. Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Swenson voted “Yes”. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to adopt a resolution for Meeker County to act as legal sponsor for project contained in the Business and Community Development application to be submitted on Quadion Corporation dba Minnesota Rubber & Plastics and that Wally Strand and Paul Virnig, or their successors in office, are hereby authorized to execute such agreements, and amendments thereto, as are necessary to implement the project(s) on behalf of the applicant. Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Swenson voted “Yes”. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to approve a loan from Revolving Loan Fund for Quadion Corporation dba Minnesota Rubber & Plastics in the amount of $200,000 for ten years at 3% fixed interest. Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Swenson voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Wilde to approve a Satellite Office Agreement between the State of Minnesota, acting through the Office of the Secretary of State, and Meeker County, on behalf of the County Recorder, as a Governmental Unit, to provide Uniform Commercial Code filing and retrieval services on the local level. Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Swenson voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to adopt a resolution that the Commissioner of Transportation be appointed as Agent of the County of Meeker to accept as its agent, federal aid funds which may be made available for eligible transportation related projects. Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Swenson voted “Yes”. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Wilde to set Public Hearing for August 10, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. to review seven-year Highway Construction Plan Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Swenson voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand to adopt the following resolution: BE IT RESOLVED, that the Meeker county Board of Commissioners do hereby accept the quote of Farmers State Bank of Watkins for Capital Equipment Notes in the amount of $250,000, plus $1,723 interest and issuance costs, as more fully reflected on the Certificate of Indebtedness. The Meeker County Administrator and Meeker County Auditor are authorized to execute the Certificate of Indebtedness on behalf of Meeker County. Pursuant to Minn. Statute 475.61, a tax is hereby levied for payment of principal and interest due on said Certificate of Indebtedness for the year 2010. Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Swenson voted “Yes”. Resolution declared adopted.
Population and Household Estimates for 2009 prepared by the Minnesota State Demographic Center as of June 1, 2010, were discussed.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to appoint Paul Virnig and Roney Kutzke to the County Canvas Board for both the primary and general elections. Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Swenson voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Wilde to approve accounts payable as follows: General Revenue Fund $ 72,862.88 Road and Bridge Fund 47,278.04 County Parks Fund 5,406.95 Solid Waste – Transfer 150.00 County Nurse Fund 20,798.05 Family Services Bldg Fund 2,823.78 Capital Projects Fund 217,390.53 Tax Forfeit Property Fund 984.61 State Collections Fund 2,626.34 County Hospital 475,017.04 Credit Cards: General Revenue Fund 349.00 General Revenue Fund 463.36 Road & Bridge Fund 197.12 County Nurse Fund 998.83 Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Swenson voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
With no further business, the board adjourned at 11:10 a.m. The next meeting of the County board will be on August 3, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. in the County Board meeting room, Meeker County Courthouse.
MEEKER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MINUTES July 21, 2010
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met as the County Ditch Authority on July 21, 2010, at the Meeker County Courthouse, in the City of Litchfield, Minnesota.
Present: Commissioners - Wally Strand, Dave Gabrielson, Amy Wilde, and Jim Swenson, County Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig. Absent: Commissioner Roney Kutzke.
Ronald Mortensen reviewed issues regarding County Ditch System #16 and culverts under Trunk Highway 4.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand to grant permission for the Minnesota Department of Transportation to install a 36” liner in culvert on County Ditch #16 where the ditch crosses Trunk Highway 4. Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Swenson voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
With no further business, the Ditch Authority adjourned at 11:15 a.m. on motion by Swenson, seconded by Wilde. 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 Aug. 16, 2010.