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MINUTESMeeker County Board of CommissionersDec. 9, 2010
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on December 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, Roney Kutzke and Amy Wilde, County Auditor Barbara Loch, and County
Administrator Paul Virnig.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve agenda as amended to
include Extension Office Manager position.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve minutes for
November 2, 9 and 16, 2010.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve request to submit grant application to Minnesota Department of Human Services for funding to reduce youth alcohol use and approved commissioners letter of support.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to approve 2011 Medical Consultant
Agreement with Dr. Richard Searl.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve revised Supporting
Hands Nurse Family Partnership Joint Powers Agreement.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde to approve purchasing a 2011
Police Package Sedan from Atwater Ford in the amount of $22,647.99 and two 2011 Special Service 4x4 vehicles from Davis Motors of Litchfield at $29,537.10 each, prices do not include sales tax, approval based on value of local purchase.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Wilde to approve recommendation that POST licensed bailiff’s hourly wage be increased by $1 effective January 1, 2011.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve purchase of ARMER
subscriber radio equipment from West Central Communications, Willmar, accepting quote in the amount of $53,395.63.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson adopt the following resolution:
County of Meeker on behalf of its County Attorney and Sheriff desires to enter into Joint Powers Agreements with the State of Minnesota, Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to use systems and tools available over the State’s criminal justice data communications network for which the County is eligible. The Joint Powers Agreements further provide the County with the ability to add, modify and delete connectivity, systems and tools over the five year life of the agreement and obligate Meeker County to pay the costs for the network connection. Complete resolution on file in the Auditor’s office.
Motion carried unanimously. Resolution adopted.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to approve accounts payable as
follows:
General Revenue Fund $144,408.08
Road & Bridge Fund 76,234.23
County Park Fund 5,515.91
Solid Waste-Transfer Fund 7,306.14
County Nurse Fund 4,168.65
Family Services Bldg Fund 3,894.26
Capital Projects Fund 16,946.10
State Collections Fund 10.00
County Hospital Fund 521.518.71
County Credit Card:
General Revenue Fund $2,085.85
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve request to change
Extension Office Manager position from full-time to 24/16 hour job share, reduce current employee to part-time effective January 10, 2011, and to advertise the 16 hour position.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to ratify Highway and Jail/Dispatch Labor Agreements and also contingent on approval as drafted, Assistant County Attorney’s Labor Agreement.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Strand to approve Meeker County Voluntary Early Retirement Incentive Plan for the period of December 15, 2010 through January 14, 2011.
Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson the board adjourned at 9:26 a.m. The next meeting of the County board will be on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. in the County board meeting room, Meeker County Courthouse.
MINUTESMeeker County Board of CommissionersDec. 14, 2010
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on December 14, 2010, at the Meeker County Courthouse, in the City of Litchfield, Minnesota.
Call to order was at 6:00 p.m. by Chair Strand.
Present: Commissioners - Wally Strand, Dave Gabrielson, Jim Swenson, Roney Kutzke, County Auditor Barbara Loch, County Attorney Stephanie Beckman, and County Administrator Paul Virnig. Commissioners Amy Wilde was absent.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson the agenda was approved as printed.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Kutzke voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
The County Board of Commissioners conducted a Truth-N-Taxation Public Hearing.
Property values and tax process was reviewed by County Assessor, Robert Anderson
Budget and levy for pay 2011 was reviewed by County Administrator, Paul Virnig
Public input was received and the proposed budget and levy was discussed by the Commissioners. Hearing was closed.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to adopt the 2011 Meeker
County Levy and approve the County budget acknowledging updates will be made to the draft proposal to allocate personnel costs to actual expenditure classifications, no cost of living changes for non-contract employees and elected officials and County Commissioner’s salary to remain at $21,996 annually.
Be it resolved a levy in the amount of $6,619,009 be and the same is hereby levied on all taxable property in Meeker County, Minnesota, for County Revenue purposes for the year 2011.
Be it resolved a levy in the amount of $1,389,412 be and the same is hereby levied on all taxable property in Meeker County, Minnesota, for County Road and Bridge purposes for the year 2011.
Be it resolved a levy in the amount of $2,569,931 be and the same is hereby levied on all taxable property in Meeker County, Minnesota, for County Social Service purposes for the year 2011.
Be it resolved a levy in the amount of $134,855 be and the same is hereby levied on all taxable property in Meeker County, Minnesota, for the County Family Services Building purposes for the year 2011.
Be it resolved a levy in the amount of $1,282,249 be and the same is hereby levied on all taxable property in Meeker County, Minnesota, for the Debt Services purposes for the year 2011.
Be it resolved a levy in the amount of $191,547 be and the same is hereby levied on all taxable property in Meeker County, Minnesota, except the City of Litchfield, for Regional Library purposes for the year 2011.
Be it resolved a levy in the amount of $50,000 be and the same is hereby levied on all taxable property in Meeker County, Minnesota, for Regional Development purposes for the year 2011.
Be it resolved that the budget for the various county offices, departments or functions, copies of which are filed in the office of the County Auditor, for the year 2011 be and are hereby approved in the amount per department as follows:
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Agricultural Inspector $5,000
Appropriations 232,600
Appropriation: Public Health 420,323
Appropriation: Park 166,799
Assessor 339,075
Attorney 644,860
Auditor 309,791
Board of Commissioners 229,533
Central Service 55,500
Court Administration 22,000
Court Services 442,777
County Administrator 114,185
Data Processing AS-400 55,800
Debt Services 1,629,282
Economic Development 95,000
Emergency Management 73,796
Enhance 911 100,000
Extension Service 175,410
Family Services Maint. 387,077
Gravel Tax 40,000
Law Library 28,000
Maintenance CH&LEC 426,058
Medical Examiner 69,000
Micro Computer Services 189,754
Planning and Zoning 432,612
Recorder 196,277
Regional Library 206,832
Road & Bridge 5,335,081
Sheriff 4,175,920
Social Services 6,007,402
Solid Waste Management 114,162
State Accounting Services 72,000
Surveyor 7,500
Technology Compliance 52,000
Treasurer 332,525
Veteran Services 155,299
Wireless Communication 140,184
Unallocated 254,430
That the Budget for Public Health Nursing for the year beginning January 1, 2011, be in the amount of $1,484,059 with the County portion being $420,323 and is hereby approved.
That the budget for Parks for the year beginning January 1, 2011, be in the amount of $258,089 with the County portion being $166,799 and is hereby approved.
That the budget for the Transfer Station for the year beginning January 1, 2011, be in the amount of $100,000 with the County portion being zero and is hereby approved.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Kutzke and Swenson voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve credit card payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $1,926.78
County Nurse Fund 159.26
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Kutzke and Swenson voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
With no further business, motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke the board adjourned at 6:45 p.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on Tuesday, December 21, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in the County Board meeting room, Meeker County Courthouse.
MINUTESMeeker County Board of CommissionersDec. 21, 2010
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on December 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, Dave Gabrielson, Jim Swenson, Roney Kutzke and Amy Wilde, 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 approve agenda as printed.
Motion carried unanimously.
The following employee was recognized for years of service:
Rick Lanners, 15 years - Assistant County Attorney
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke to acknowledge the December
Hospital Board report.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Swenson to approve conditional use permit for Sandra Radloff 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 do land alteration and bank stabilization, to install rip rap on the shoreline to reduce erosion and to install steps down to the lake in an R-1 Suburban Residential District and within the Shoreland District with conditions as outlined.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Gabrielson to appoint Amy Wilde to fill the open position on the Regional Library Board, said term to begin January 1, 2011 and end December 31, 2012.
Commissioners Gabrielson, Swenson, Kutzke and Strand voted “Yes”.
Commissioner Wilde abstained. Motion carried 4-0
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Swenson to advance $12,000 to the Tax Forfeit Fund from the Revenue Fund.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to make a temporary transfer of $300,000 from the Revenue Fund to the Capital Projects Fund.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Swenson to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $168,445.31
Road & Bridge Fund 158,216.84
County Park Fund 35.10
Solid Waste-Transfer Fund 1,882.49
County Nurse Fund 3,737.41
Family Services Bldg Fund 701.66
Capital Projects Fund 2,099.55
State Collections Fund 544.81
County Hospital Fund 458,818.41
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve County/Township Agreement for Town Road Sign Replacement Program that outlines the roles and responsibilities for sign inventory.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, seconded by Swenson to approve request to obtain quotations for a new road grader for the Highway Department.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wilde, seconded by Gabrielson to approve purchasing a new Trimble R8 GNSS Model 3 RTK from Frontier Precision, Inc., Bloomington, MN at a net price of $25,961 allowing for trade in of two data collectors, sales tax not included.
Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Wilde the board adjourned at 10:50 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on Tuesday, January 4, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. in the County Board meeting room, Meeker County Courthouse.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Jan. 10, 2011.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 7:00 PM SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2010 DISRICT BOARD ROOM COKATO, MN
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a special meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the District Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Monday, December 13, 2010.
Board Chairman Kevin Dahlman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Dahlman, McConkey, Tormanen, Bjork, Bender, and Linder. The following were absent: none. Members of the community and administration were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Board Member Tormanen added an item to the agenda titled Other Report. Motion by Linder, seconded by Bjork, accepting the agenda as amended. Motion carried unanimously.
Business Manager Palmer presented information regarding the 2010 payable 2011 Levy and the state statute requirements for the Truth in Taxation process. She discussed the amount of the levy, the percentage decrease and the reasons for the decrease, and the current budget for the 2010-11 school year. The payable 2011 levy is $2,708,763, which would be the maximum levy limitation. The public was allowed to speak and to ask questions concerning the budget and the proposed property taxes.
Board Member Tormanen read a press release from MSBA naming Kevin Dahlman to the 2011 All State School Board which is MSBA’s most prestigious award. Chairman Dahlman was one of seven board members chosen for the award this year.
Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 7:32 PM.
Kevin Bjork, Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Jan. 10, 2011.