www.herald-journal.com
Enterprise Dispatch Notices
New public notices published in the issue of Nov. 15, 2010
Meeker County Board
October 5, 2010
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on October 5, 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 8:40 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 Kutzke to approve the county board minutes for September 7, 14 and 21, 2010. Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Kutzke voted “yes”. Motion carried 4-0
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve agenda as printed. Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Kutzke voted “yes”. Motion carried 4-0
Commissioners Wilde arrived.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve Sara Miller as a temporary part-time trainer for ARMER. Motion carried unanimously.
The Commissioners reviewed proposals received to remove asbestos containing material and demolish building at 108 Atlantic Avenue, Grove City, as follows:
Asbestos removal and abatement, M.A.A.C., Montevideo $6,912
Remove and dispose of building, M.A.A.C., Montevideo $19,200
(Less $2,000 if award both projects)
Gerald Whitcomb Excavating, Litchfield $18,500
Don Rettman Construction, LLC, Darwin $17,000
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Swenson to accept proposal from M.A.A.C. for asbestos removal and abatement and Don Rettman Construction to remove and dispose of building at 108 Atlantic Avenue, Grove City. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $94,515.17
Road & Bridge Fund 58,772.32
County Park Fund 50,390.29
Solid Waste-Transfer Fund 192.62
County Nurse Fund 8,379.51
Family Services Bldg Fun 3,014.65
Debt Service Fund 425.00
Hospital Fund 248,148.61
County Credit Card:
General Revenue Fund $3,036.02
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to sign proclamation to recognize October 4 through October 9, 2010, as National 4-H Week in Meeker County. Motion carried unanimously.
The Commissioners heard reports from Darcy Cole, 4-H Program Coordinator, and Hannah Barrick, 4-H After School Coordinator, regarding 4-H programming in Meeker County.
With no further business, motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson, the board adjourned at 9:20 a.m.
The next meeting of the County Board will be on October 12, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
* * *
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met as the Ditch Authority on October 5, 2010, at the Meeker County Courthouse, in the City of Litchfield, Minnesota.
Present: Commissioners - Wally Strand, Amy Wilde, Dave Gabrielson, Jim Swenson, and Roney Kutzke, County Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve depth of boring under County Ditch 26 and 28 at 60 inches below the designed depth or existing depth of the ditch, whichever is greater and approved Exhibit E of the Development Agreement by and between Meeker County and Danielson Wind Farm. Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke, the Ditch Authority adjourned at 9:30 a.m.
Meeker County Board
October 12, 2010
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on October 12, 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 (arrived at 8:35 a.m.), County Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Wilde to amend printed agenda to include Board of Soil and Water Grant. Commissioner Strand, Wilde, Gabrielson and Swenson voted “yes”. Motion carried 4-0
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand to adopt the following resolution:
WHEREAS, the Meeker County Board of Commissioners supports the grant application made to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for the 2010 Parks andTrails Solar Energy Legacy Grant Program. Meeker County will act as the legal sponsor for the application made to the Department of Natural Resources for the reimbursement grant. The project is to install solar heating panels and a solar powered water heater for the shower facility at Lake Koronis Regional Park and Campground.
WHEREAS, Meeker County recognizes and agrees to the twenty-five (25) percent match requirement for the 2010 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Solar Energy Legacy Grant Program.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Meeker County agrees to accept the grant award for the aforementioned grant program and may enter into an agreement with the State of Minnesota for the above referenced project. Meeker County will comply with all applicable laws, environmental requirements and regulations as stated in the grant agreement, and,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Meeker County Board of Commissioners names the fiscal agent for Meeker County for this project as: Braden Piram, Meeker County Parks Superintendent, 114 N Holcombe Avenue, Suite 260, Litchfield MN 55355.
Commissioner Strand, Wilde, Gabrielson and Swenson voted “yes”. Motion carried 4-0 Resolution declared adopted.
Ron Kutzke arrived.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to table decision on improvements needed on drain field at Koronis Park until next meeting when more information is available. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to acknowledge October Hospital Board report. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to enter contract with State of Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources Grant for fiscal year 2011 for SSTS Imminent Health Threat Abatement. Grant amount total is $55.453. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Wilde to enter contract between State of Minnesota and Meeker County for Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Grant Funds in the amount of $5,700 to defray operating costs of the assistive voting equipment and vote-counting equipment for Federal Elections. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Swenson to approve hiring Gayle Flemming as Temporary Full-time Maintenance Foreperson, effective November 1, 2010 through April 30, 2011. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Wilde to approve final payment to Duininck Brothers for CSAH 15 paving project in the amount of $128,748.21. Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde, the board adjourned 9:25 a.m.
The next meeting of the County Board will be on October 19, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
Meeker County Board
October 19, 2010
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on October 19, 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 printed agenda to include severance payment, Koronis trail update, City of Dassel Law Enforcement Contract, request to dispose of junk vehicles and Food Shelf building concern. Motion carried unanimously.
The following employees were recognized for years of service:
Jeff Pederson - five years - Corrections Officer
Wayne Lee - five years - Corrections Officer
David Halliday - five years - Appraiser
Sarah Day - ten years - Social Worker
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve full-time employment for Craig Schultz, Appraiser I, effective October 18, 2010. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to acknowledge transferring passport acceptance from the Treasurer’s Office to the Auditor’s Office, contingent on final approval from Minneapolis Passport Agency. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to acknowledge that Phase 6 of the Koronis Trail be done by October 22, 2010, and that an extension on final completion on Phase 8 be given to November 12, 2010, due to more time needed to move underground cables. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve amending Joint Powers Agreement between Meeker County and the City of Darwin for individual sewer treatment system inspections. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve conditional use permit to move in a used singlewide manufactured home that was constructed more than five years ago into the A-1 Agricultural Preservation District with conditions as outlined. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Gabrielson for Greenleaf Township to move more than fifty cubic yards of material in the Shoreland District and more than ten cubic yards of material in the Shore Impact Zone to remove sediment washed onto the public access on the west side of Lake Minnie Belle with conditions as outlined. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Swenson to approve Interim Use Permit for D.W.P. Outreach Program, Inc., on property owned by Daniel and Kathryn Lotzer, PID #11-0123003, to use an existing building on the property for shelter and rainy day activities in connection with applicant’s outdoor recreational outreach program in an A-1 Agricultural Preservation District with conditions as outlined. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Gabrielson to approve Interim Use Permit for Knife River for aggregate mining, crushing, and washing in an A-1 Agricultural Preservation District with conditions as outlined. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve final plat of Hidden Creek Heights Conservation Subdivision located in part of Government Lot 2 of Section 11 of Dassel Township, Meeker County. Motion carried unanimously.
It being 10:30 a.m., Chairman Strand opened the Public Hearing to consider amendments to the Meeker County Tobacco Ordinance. After hearing from all wishing to speak, motion by Kutzke, seconded by Swenson, the hearing was closed at 10:40 a.m.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Swenson to adopt the proposed changes to the Meeker County Tobacco Ordinance as follows:
Section 2.01. TOBACCO OR TOBACCO PRODUCTS. “Tobacco” or Tobacco products’ shall mean any substance or item containing tobacco leaf, including but not limited to, cigarettes; cigars; pipe tobacco; snuff; fine cut or other chewing tobacco; cheroots; stogies; perique; granulated, plug cut, crimp cut, ready-rubbed, and other smoking tobacco; snuff flowers; cavendish; shorts; plug and twist tobaccos; dipping tobaccos; refuse scraps, clippings, cuttings, and any type of product that contains, or is made or derived from tobacco ad intended for human consumption. Products that are “chewed, smoked, absorbed, dissolved, inhaled, snorted, sniffed, or ingested by any other means” are included, as are components, parts, or accessories of tobacco products. (Note: This definition expands on the statutory definition to be more inclusive. See Minn. Stat. 609.685)
Section 2.02. TOBACCO-RELATED DEVICES. “Tobacco-related devices” shall mean any tobacco product as well as a pipe, rolling papers, or other devices intentionally designed or intended to be used in a manner, which enables the chewing, sniffing, smoking or consumption of tobacco or tobacco products.
Complete Meeker County Tobacco Ordinance is on file in the Auditor’s Office.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve request that Meeker County share in one-third of the cost, $659.00, for a fence to prohibit cars from backing into the building just south of the county owned food shelf building on Sibley Avenue South. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve Law Enforcement Contract between Meeker County Sheriff’s Department and the City of Watkins for 2011 and 2012. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Swenson to approve Law Enforcement Contract between Meeker County Sheriff’s Department and the City of Dassel for 2011 and 2012. Motion carried unanimously.
Sheriff Jeff Norlin informed the board that the Surplus Auction has been postponed.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve request from Sheriff Jeff Norlin to accept proposal from Litchfield Recycle in the amount of $2,000 for disposal of seven “junk” vehicles. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Gabrielson to approve assessment to landowners for ditch expenses on the following systems:
County Ditch 15 $736.29
County Ditch 18 4,231.54
County Ditch 20(old) 2,872.51
County Ditch 22 1,293.11
County Ditch 36 1,915.83
Joint Ditch 1 Rep F 3,327.13
Joint Ditch 11 1,109.15
Joint Ditch 14 2,921.53
Joint Ditch 18 Lat C 4,315.68
Joint Ditch 29 Repair A&B 1,307.47
Joint Ditch 29 Lat B 748.32
Joint Ditch 32 8,999.09
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand to approve transfer of $4,700 from County Ditch 41 to Revenue Fund for payment on ditch loan. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve renewal of “On Sale” 3.2 license for Darwin Rod & Gun Club and “On and Off Sale” 3.2 license for Riverside Store and Tavern provided insurance certificates are received. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve severance payment for Jeanne Geislinger in the amount of $907.05. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Wilde to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Fund $114,137.46
Road & Bridge Fund 37,195.33
County Parks Fund 4,433.91
Solid Waste-Transfer Station
Fund 1 3,915.36
Regional Library Fund 51,708.00
County Nurse Fund 19,393.38
Family Services Bldg Fund 918.10
Capital Projects Fund 11,902.07
Ditch Fund 405.11
State Collection Fund 1,789.44
Hospital Fund 490,717.32
Credit Cards:
General Revenue Fund 150.81
County Nurse Fund 1,420.22
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve entering agreement for consulting services with Hildi Inc., to provide mandated GASB 45 Actuarial Valuation Reports at a fee of $4,800. Commissioners Gabrielson, Strand, Kutzke and Swenson voted “Yes”. Commissioner Wilde voted “No”.
With no further business, motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde, the board adjourned 10:55 a.m.
The next meeting of the County Board will be on November 2, 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 Nov. 5, 2010.