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New public notices published in the issue of Dec. 20, 2010
Filing Notice
French Lake Township
The Annual Election and Town Meeting for French Lake Township will be held on Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 at the French Lake Township Hall.
The Offices to be elected are:
One Supervisor for a three-year term
One Treasurer for a two-year term
Affidavits of candidacy may be filed with the Township Clerk from December 28th, 2010 to January 11th, 2011. The filings close at 5:00 pm on January 11th, 2011. The filing fee is $2.00.
The Annual Meeting will convene after the polls close at 8 pm.
Rosanne Peterson
French Lake Township Clerk
15460 County Road 37 NW
Annandale, MN 55302
320-286-6163
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Dec. 20 and 27, 2010.
FILING NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that a Township Election in the Town of Cokato Township, County of Wright, State of Minnesota, will be held on March 8, 2011.
Affidavits of candidacy may be filled with the Town Clerk, 5363 Rhoades Ave. SW, Cokato, MN between the hours of 6 pm - 9 pm from December 28, 2010 to January 11, 2011 (filing closes at 5 pm January 11) for the offices of:
One (1) Supervisor 3 year term
One (1) Treasurer 2 year term
There is a $2.00 filing fee. Candidates have until 5:00 pm on Jan 13th if they wish to withdraw.
Brad Morris
Cokato Township Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Dec. 13 and 20, 2010.
FILING NOTICE TOCOLLINWOOD TOWNSHIPRESIDENTS
Notice is hereby given to Collinwood Township residents that filing for candidacy of one supervisor for a term of 3 years and one treasurer for a term of 2 years will open Tuesday, December 28, 2010 and will close at 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday January 11, 2011. Candidates will have until 5:00 P.M. January 13, 2011 to withdraw. File at clerk’s home, Larry Ostlund, 17757 745th Ave, Dassel, MN 55325
Larry Ostlund
Collinwood Township Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Dec. 20, 2010.

Meeker County Board MinutesNovember 2, 2010
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on November 2, 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, Dave Gabrielson, Jim Swenson, Roney Kutzke and Amy Wilde (arrived at 8:35), 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 October 5, 12 and 19, 2010. Motion carried.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve agenda as printed.
Motion carried unanimously.
Commissioner Wilde arrived at 8:35 a.m.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to approve escrow agreement between Meeker County and Teresa and Robert McMahan, developers on real estate property situated in Meeker County to be platted as Hidden Creek Heights and accept escrow of $22,687.50 as Engineer’s Cost Estimate.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve Addendum Number 1 to Development Agreement between Meeker County and Danielson Wind Farm, LLC, to clarify certain requirements related to security.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve Addendum Number 1 to Development Agreement between Meeker County and Adams Wind Generations, LLC, to clarify certain requirements related to security.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to adopt the following resolution approving Meeker County Right Of Way Plat Number 1:
WHEREAS, the reconstruction of County State Aid Highway Number 27 from the city limits of Kingston City east through Sections 14, 15, 22, 23, 24 and 25 of Kingston Township to the eastern border of Meeker County is on the Meeker County Highway Five Year Plan; hereinafter referred to as “the Project”; and
WHEREAS, the Project requires the acquisition of right of way; and
WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes Section 160.085 allow County Road authorities to prepare and record in the office of the County Recorder a right of way plat identifying the right of way to be acquired; and
WHEREAS, the Meeker County Highway Department has prepared a right of way plat for the Project.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MEEKER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, as follows:
A. he right of way plat shall not transfer title of the property described, but shall merely designate the property to be acquired.
B. The right of way plat is exempt from the development standards set forth in the Meeker County Zoning Ordinance and the Meeker County Subdivision Ordinance.
C. The right of way plat has been reviewed by the County Surveyor and found to be accurate in its identification of right of way to be acquired.
D. The County Engineer has certified that County Road 27 is a State-aid Highway.
1. Meeker County Highway Right of Way Plat No. 1 is hereby approved.
2. The officers of the County are hereby authorized to sign the plat for the Project and to issue a certified copy of this Resolution authorizing the plat.
3. The County Recorder is authorized to file the plat in accordance with Minnesota Statues.
Upon unanimous vote, the resolution was adopted.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Swenson to amend motion to adopt Meeker County Guidelines and Procedures for Minnesota Government Data Practices to include responsible authorities and designees by title in Appendix D.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to adopt Meeker County Guidelines and Procedures for Minnesota Government Data Practices Act.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Wilde to approve updated Emergency Operations Plan as outlined by Karla Hyberger, Emergency Management Assistant.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $71,751.25
Road & Bridge Fund 32,494.66
County Park Fund 815.94
Solid Waste-Transfer Fund 3,288.62
County Nurse Fund 1,146.70
Family Services Bldg Fund 1,016.30
Capital Projects Fund 6,074.38
Tax Forfeit Property Fund 6,912.00
County Hospital Fund 450,978.75
County Credit Card:
General Revenue Fund $5,591.93
General Revenue Fund 2,181.33
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve request to hire the following part-time seasonal snowplow operators: Randy Hamann, Brad Thomas, Troy Granlund, Rick Thompson, Calvin Anderson, Ron Pagel, Dennis Kielty, Andrew Kraemer, Bill LaPlante, Todd Gabrielson, Bruce Johnson, Doug Mortenson, Rudy Burgstaler, Buck Hickman, Eric Grimsgard, Louis Huber, and Phillip McFarland
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve pay scale step increase for Jason Danielson, Investigator.
Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson, the board adjourned at 9;25 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on November 9, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
Meeker County Board MinutesNovember 9, 2010
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on November 9, 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, Dave Gabrielson, Jim Swenson, Amy Wilde 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 agenda as printed.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to acknowledge Delegation Agreement between Meeker-McLeod-Sibley Community Health Board and each local health board adopted by the Meeker County Board of Commissioners on August 1, 2006, now signed by the Commissioner of Minnesota
Department of Health on October 26, 2010.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to acknowledge voting delegates for AMC as Paul Virnig, Barb Loch, Amy Wilde, Dave Gabrielson, James Swenson, Roney Kutzke, Wally Strand, and Clark Gustafson and MCIT voting delegates as Wally Strand, alternate Jim Swenson.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to approve 2011 County Health Insurance contribution for non-contract employees.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to ratify Labor Agreements for Deputy and Social Services union employees for January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2012.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Wilde to reschedule Commissioners Meeting from Tuesday, December 7, 2010, to Thursday, December 9, 2010, at 8:30 a.m.
Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke, the board adjourned at 8:43 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on November 16, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
Meeker County Board MinutesNovember 16, 2010
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on November 16, 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, Dave Gabrielson, Amy Wilde and Roney Kutzke, County Attorney Stephanie Beckman, County Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig. Absent: Commissioner Jim Swenson
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to amend agenda to include acknowledgment of Primewest audit results.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Kutzke voted “yes”. Motion carried.
The following employees were recognized for years of service:
Judy Holmes, Social Service - 5 years
Karla Hyberger, Sheriff’s Office - 5 years
Gayle Flemming, Highway Department - 10 years
Kathy Mausehund, Sheriff’s Office - 10 years
Kevin Kelbing, Highway Department- 30 years
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Gabrielson to approve Clinical Experience Memorandum of Agreement with Ridgewater College.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Kutzke voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Commissioners recognized Meeker Public Health and Social Services for outstanding Primewest audit compliance.
Diane Winter announced the new Public Health Director for Meeker-McLeod-Sibley Community Health is Allie Freidrichs, beginning January 3, 2011.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to ratify a three-year Meeker Memorial Registered Nurse contract, period of contract is October 3, 2009 to October 2, 2012.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Kutzke voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to acknowledge November Hospital Board report.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Kutzke voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to accept resignation from Deb Simonson, on or before February 1, 2011.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Kutzke voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Strand to approve request to advertise open Assistant County Attorney position.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Kutzke voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to approve recommendation from County Attorney to transfer Attorney’s copier (Sharp AR-M350N) to Law Library and donate unused HP Laptop to Law Library.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Kutzke voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Kutzke to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $56,621.18
Road & Bridge Fund 109,535.39
County Park Fund 1,122.70
Solid Waste-Transfer Fund 232.15
County Nurse Fund 13,248.99
Family Services Bldg Fund 1,590.19
Capital Projects Fund 759.80
Debt Service Fund 715.00
Ditch Fund 4,879.72
Revolving Loan Fund 27,500.00
Septic System Loan Fund 3,787.20
County Hospital Fund 331,061.98
County Credit Card:
General Revenue Fund $7,902.62
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Kutzke voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve the Meeker County Commissioners 2011 meeting schedule.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Kutzke voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Strand to approve the Meeker County 2011 Holiday Schedule.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Kutzke voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve purchase of a Stepp, Model SPH 2.0 pothole patch/asphalt recycler unit from Stepp Manufacturing, North Branch, MN, at a cost of $14,041.00, sales tax not included.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Kutzke voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Gabrielson to approve purchase of a used 1997 Ford L8000 (with Allison Transmission and J Craft Body) truck with snow equipment from Boyer Trucks, Rogers, and trade 1986 GMC Brigadier with plow equipment and a 1985 Ford LT9000 with plow equipment, net cost is $25,700, sales tax not included.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Kutzke voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Gabrielson to approve Meeker County Highway Department 7-year Construction Program, 2011 to 2017.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Kutzke voted “yes”. Motion carried.
With no further business, motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde, the board adjourned at 10:47 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on Thursday, December 9, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
Ditch Authority MinutesNovember 16, 2010
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met as the Ditch Authority on November 16, 2010, at the Meeker County Courthouse, in the City of Litchfield, Minnesota.
Present: Commissioners - Wally Strand, Dave Gabrielson, Amy Wilde and Roney Kutzke, County Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig. Absent: Commissioner Jim Swenson
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Gabrielson to approve request to obtain legal assistance to settle issues related to maintenance and lack of response from DNR on County Ditch 18.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Wilde and Kutzke voted “yes”. Motion carried.
With no further business, the ditch authority adjourned at 11:05 a.m. on motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke.
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 Dec. 20, 2010.
FILING NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that a Township Election in the Town of Stockholm Township, County of Wright, State of Minnesota, will be held on March 8, 2011.
Affidavits of candidacy may be filed with the Township Clerk, Jody Selseth from December 28, 2010 through January 11, 2011 (filing closes at 5 pm on January 11, 2011) for the offices of:
One (1) Supervisor 3-year term
One (1) Supervisor 2-year term (to fill the remainder of current term)
One (1) Treasurer 2-year term
One (1) Clerk 1-year term (to fill the remainder of the current term)
There is a $2.00 filing fee. Candidates have until 5:00 pm on January 13th if they wish to withdraw. Anyone interested in filing for these positions can contact Stockholm Township Clerk, Jody Selseth, at 320-286-0147 or 612-270-3409.
Jody Selseth
Stockholm Township Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Dec. 20 and 27, 2010.