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MEEKER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MINUTES Sept. 7, 2010
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on September 7, 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 Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to approve county board minutes for August 3, 10 and 17, 2010. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to amend agenda to include information on notice of proposed litigation and deleted liquor license request. Motion carried unanimously.
Stephanie Beckman informed the board on notice of lawsuit filed by Meeker Coop against Meeker County and Central Specialties for payment of billing for damages in cut power line.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to accept quote of $16,707 from DRS Enterprise, Watkins, for replacement of concrete at the transfer station. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to accept resignation from Jeanne Geislinger effective September 30, 2010. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Kutzke to approve request to advertise for a full-time Appraiser for Assessor Office. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Kutzke to approve a final extension of 60 days, September 3 to November 3, 2010, for Plat of Hidden Creek Heights. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Gabrielson to approve conditional use permit, as recommended by the Planning Commission, for Gene Schmidt on property owned by Clyde Johnson, PID #01-0023000, to operate a Class A feedlot consisting of 299 animal units or less in a A-1 Agricultural Preservation District. The applicant is proposing that the feedlot shall consist of 50 dairy cows over 1,000 lbs, 10 dairy cows under 1,000 lbs, 30 heifers, 10 calves, 30 goats and 1 horse which is 111 animal units. The total animal unit capacity maximum is 111 animal units with conditions as outlined. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve interim use permit, as recommended by he Planning Commission, for Duininck Inc., on property owned by Leonard Wendorff, PID #02-0228000, for aggregate mining, processing and crushing in an A-1 Agricultural Preservation District with conditions as outlined. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to approve conditional use permit for Duane and Sharla Dufner to move in a used stick built home that was constructed more than five (5) years ago into the A-1 Agricultural Preservation District with conditions as outlined. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve conditional use permit, as recommended by the Planning Commission, for Danielson Wind, LLC, located in Sections 5 and 6 of Acton Township and Sections 31 and 32 in Danielson Township, to construct a wind driven electrical energy generation facility with a total nameplate capacity of 19.8 megawatts. Said proposal is to construct twelve (12) 1.65 MW wind turbine generators (each with a 86 meter rotor diameter) along with the construction of the associated necessary feeder lines and 20 MW substation (34.5 KV) for interconnection with high voltage transmission lines with conditions as outlined. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Gabrielson to approve conditional use permit, as recommended by the Planning Commission, for Adams Wind Generations, LLC, located in Section 17, 28 and 29 of Cosmos Township, to construct a wind driven electrical energy generation facility with a total nameplate capacity of 19.8 megawatts. Said proposal is to construct twelve (12) 1.65 MW wind turbine generators (each with a 86 meter rotor diameter) along with the construction of the associated necessary feeder lines and 20 MW substation (34.5 KV) for interconnection with high voltage transmission lines with conditions as outlined. Motion carried unanimously.
It being 9:00 a.m. the board opened quotes for LP needs for the Highway Department. Jack’s Eden Valley $14,214.38 Litchfield Oil 15,486.19
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Swenson to table the LP quotes for review. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve the following resolution: WHEREAS, The County, has applied for Homeland Security and Emergency Management funds for a NOAA Remote Community Alert Systems Program in the County and WHEREAS, The County has been approved for the 2009 NOAA Grant Program, which is approved of October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010 and WHEREAS, The grant is for Remote Outdoor Emergency Warning Sirens, and WHEREAS, The County’s goal is to provide a remote outdoor emergency warning system in heavily populated lakes that have year around housing and year around recreational use, and WHEREAS, Two lakes in the County are in need of emergency technology for alerting and warning are Lake Minnie Belle and Star Lake, and WHEREAS, The 2000 census date reported that Star Lake has approximately 160 dwellings with approximately 650 persons on lakeshore and an additional 80 dwellings with approximately 300 persons surrounding the lake proper, and WHEREAS, The best location to install the Remote Outdoor Emergency Warning Siren is at northwest side of Star Lake on 226th Street, (between Star Lake and Mud Lake), and NOW THEREFORE, Hereinafter set forth, it is agreed by and between the County and the Township as follows: 1. That County will install a Remote Outdoor Emergency Warning Siren on Township easement at the location on 226th Street and 2. That the County agrees to maintain the Remote Outdoor Emergency Warning Siren.
WHEREFORE, the below authorized signers, upon the authority of the Meeker County Board of Commissioners and the Litchfield Township Board of Supervisors, have executed this Agreement effective September 7, 2010. Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Strand to suggest that Federal Funds be solicited for 2015 on CSAH 28 project. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to set bidding guidelines for CSAH 27 to be five inch bituminous. Motion carried unanimously.
The board was given draft copies of the Development Agreement between Meeker County and Adams Wind Generation, LLC, and Danielson Wind Farm LLC, for review.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to accept quote in the amount of $13,646 plus sales tax from Marco for voice mail upgrade. Motion carried unanimously.
Sheriff Jeff Norlin informed the board on a favorable jail inspection report.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to set the County Auction of surplus materials for October 28, 2010. Motion carried unanimously.
Sheriff Jeff Norlin informed the board that Tom Mathies was selected for the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association 2010 Volunteer of the Year Award.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve accounts payable as follows: General Revenue Fund $115,133.12 Road & Bridge Fund 47,213.08 County Park Fund 829.31 Solid Waste-Transfer Fund 4,243.81 County Nurse Fund 12,549.54 Family Services Bldg Fund 3,189.36 Capital Projects Fund 8,492.25 Ditch Fund 1,400.00 Hospital Fund 261,858.27 County Credit Card: General Revenue Fund $4,738.87 Motion carried unanimously.
Dr. A Quinn Strobl, MD, Meeker County Chief Medical Examiner was at the board meeting for the annual coroner’s report.
Commissioners discussed the proposed 2011 Meeker County budget and levy.
With no further business, motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke, the board adjourned at 10:55 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on September 14, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
MEEKER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MINUTES Sept. 7, 2010
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met as the ditch authority on September 7, 2010, at the Meeker County Courthouse, in the City of Litchfield, Minnesota. Call to order was by Chair Strand.
Present: Commissioners - Wally Strand, Amy Wilde, Dave Gabrielson, Jim Swenson, Roney Kutzke and Barbara Loch, County Auditor
Joint Ditch 1 has received a request to cross from Doug Adams, Adams Wind Generations, LLC for a utility cable. The activity will take place in Meeker County. The Authority consists of one member from Renville County, three from Kandiyohi County and one from Meeker County. A Joint meeting will be set up to discuss issue.
With no further issues before the board, motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson, the board adjourned at 11:08 a.m.
Publ. Oct. 14, 2010 The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on September 14, 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, 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 Wilde to approve one-year extension request on conditional use permit #12213 for Anthony R Tydlacka, extension expires October 2011. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to acknowledge the Hospital Board report for September. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to accept quote in the amount of $14,214.38 from Jack’s Oil, Eden Valley, for Liquid Oil and Propane Gas needs for the County Highway Department. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to approve agreement for 2011 Snowmobile Maintenance Grant.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve accounts payable as follows: Credit Cards General Fund $2,843.97 General Fund $3,595.71 Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Swenson to adopt the proposed 2011 Meeker County Budget and Levy. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to approve the 3011 State of Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources - Natural Resources Block Grant Agreement. Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke, the board adjourned at 9:25 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on September 21, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
MEEKER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MINUTES Sept. 21, 2010
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on September 21, 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, Jim Swenson, and Roney Kutzke, County Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to amend the printed agenda to include discussion on the Minnesota Community Capital Fund. Motion carried unanimously.
The following employees were recognized for years of service: Carol Clausen, Social Service Case Aide - 5 years Michele Sogge, Highway Design Technician - 5 years Barb Piepenburg, Social Service Financial Worker - 15 years Jeanne Sellen, Sheriff Administrative Assistant - 15 years Marlene Schrum, Part-time Dispatcher - 35 years
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to set Public Hearing to amend Meeker County Tobacco Ordinance for October 19, 2010, at 10:30 a.m.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand to approve accounts payable as follows: General Revenue Fund $48,095.80 Road & Bridge Fund 55,389.57 County Park Fund 5,794.78 Solid Waste-Transfer Fund 216.49 County Nurse Fund 9,471.88 Family Services Bldg Fund 955.02 Capital Projects Fund 134,301.71 Tax Forfeit Property Fund 269.06 Hospital Fund 420,861.43 County Credit Card: General Revenue Fund $58.32 Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve reallocation of $50,000 in Minnesota Community Capital Fund to provide matching funds to participate in the new Values Health Program. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve request for posting to fill temporary position of Maintenance Foreperson in Rosendale Shop. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Strand to advertise for seasonal snowplow operators. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Swenson to officially select CSAH 28, seven miles between MN Highway 22 and CSAH 1, as Meeker County’s 2015 Federal STIP project, with specs to mill two inches and apply four inches of bituminous. Motion carried unanimously.
Assistant County Attorney Beth Cummins arrived.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Gabrielson to approve Development Agreement by and between Meeker County and Danielson Wind Farm, LLC. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Swenson to approve Development Agreement by and between Meeker County and. Adams Wind Generations, LLC. Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson, the board adjourned at 10:55 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on October 5, 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 Oct. 11, 2010.

NoticeFirst Apostolic Lutheran Congregation
The annual meeting of the First Apostolic Lutheran Congregation of Cokato will be held at the church on Sunday, October 31, 2010, starting at 9:00 am. The meeting will provide for the election of officers and the transaction of other business of the congregation. All members are urged to attend.
Chairman: Wendell Huotari
Secretary: Brad Morris
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Oct. 11, 18 and 25, 2010.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FORLIVESTOCK FEEDLOT PERMIT
NOTICE IS HEARBY GIVEN: That on Monday, October 25, 2010
The Stockholm Township Planning Commission will hold a hearing in the Town Hall at 15234 County Road 30 S.W. Cokato at 7:00 P.M. to consider the petition of: Forsman Farms Inc., 6399 Mowery Av. SW Howard Lake, MN. 55349
Phone 320-286-2629
Notice is hereby given per Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 116, that Forsman Farms, Inc. has made application to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for a permit to construct or expand a feedlot with a capacity of 500 animal units or more.
The existing and/or proposed feedlot will be located in the North West of North West , Section 1, Stockholm Township, Wright County, Minnesota. The existing facility consists of laying hens less than 5 lbs, with a total of 480,000 laying hens (1,440 animal units) in total confinement buildings, one building at 50 ft by 450 ft, three buildings at 40 ft by 456 ft, two buildings at 64 ft by 500 ft and a manure storage building at 40 ft by 160ft. The proposed project includes three additional 98 foot by 450 foot laying confinement buildings, two 98 ft by 200 ft manure storage buildings, and one 40 ft by 400 ft manure storage building. When completed there will be an additional 660,000 laying hens or 1,980 animal units, for a total of 3,420 animal units.
This publication shall constitute as notice to each resident and each owner of real property within 5,000 feet of the perimeter of the proposed feedlot as required by Minnesota State Law.
Such persons that desire to be heard with reference to the proposed application 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) 286-0147
ZONING ADVISOR (320) 286-2260 Cell 320-237-4422
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Oct. 11, 2010.