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Meeker County BoardMinutes from Jan. 4, 2011
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in annual session on January 4, 2011, at the Meeker County Courthouse, in the City of Litchfield, Minnesota. Call to order was at 8:30 a.m. by Chair Wally Strand
Present: Commissioners - Wally Strand, Jim Swenson, Dave Gabrielson, Roney Kutzke and Tim Benoit, County Attorney Stephanie Beckman, County Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Swenson, second by Gabrielson to amend printed agenda to address no-load volunteer driver payment.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Kutzke to appoint Dave Gabrielson 2011 County Board Chair.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Kutzke to appoint Jim Swenson 2011 County Board Vice-chair.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, second by Strand to appoint Tim Benoit 2011 Board Reading Clerk.
Motion carried unanimously.
Dave Gabrielson presided at the meeting as chair.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to make the following appointments: Jim Swenson to Budget Committee, Tim Benoit to Gravel Tax Committee, Tim Benoit as alternate on Personnel Committee, re-appointed Wally Strand to Joint Powers Radio Board for a one-year term, Dave Gabrielson as alternate on Joint Powers Radio Board, Tim Benoit as alternate on Nurse Family Partnership Governing Board, Tim Benoit to Regional Library Board to complete term to expire December 31, 2011, Roney Kutzke to PACT For Families Executive Board, Dave Gabrielson as alternate on Prime West and tabled Pay Equity Committee appointment.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, second by Swenson to re-appoint Mike Sundin to MN Extension Service Committee for a three-year term, said term to expire December 31, 2013, and appoint Sue Christofferson for a three-year term, said term to expire December 31, 2013.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, second by Swenson to appoint Wally Strand to the Hospital Board for a two-year term, said term to expire December 31, 2012, and re-appoint Steve Besser and Mike Huberty to three-year terms, said terms to expire December 31, 2013.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to re-appoint to the Public Health Advisory Committee Dawn Lagergren, Lois Dahl, Wendy Foley and William Martens for two-year terms, said terms to expire December 31, 2012.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Kutzke to re-appoint Wally Strand to the Minnesota Shoreland Rule Revision Statewide External Advisory Committee, Tim Benoit as alternate.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, second by Swenson to re-appoint Wally Strand to the Prairie Country Resource Conservation & Development Council for a one-year term, DeWayne Albright as alternate.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to re-appoint Doug Huhn as county surveyor for a two-year term, said term to expire December 31, 2012.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Kutzke to re-appoint Dr. Quinn Strobl as Medical Examiner for a one-year term.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Benoit to re-appoint G. Michael Brooks for a three-year term on the Board of Adjustments, said term to expire December 31, 2013.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Kutzke to recommend appointment of Wally Strand as Commissioner on the Humane Society Board, Lindsay Holtz and Myron Dvorak as citizens for three-year terms, said terms to begin
February 1, 2011.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to approve December 4, 14 and 21, 2010, county board minutes.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Benoit to designate the following depositories for 2011:
Atwater State Bank Atwater, MN
Center National Bank Litchfield, MN
Edward Jones Litchfield, MN
Farmers State Bank Darwin, MN
Farmers State Bank of Watkins Watkins, MN
First State Bank of Grove City Grove City, MN
Home State Bank Litchfield, MN
MidCountry Bank Litchfield, MN
PFM Asset Management LLC Minneapolis, MN
State Bank In Eden Valley Eden Valley, MN
State Bank of Kimball Kimball, MN
US Bancorp Asset Management (MagicFund) Minneapolis, MN
Wells Fargo Advisors Minneapolis, MN
Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, NA Litchfield, MN
Wells Fargo Securities Minneapolis, MN
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to approve request to advertise for a Koronis Park Campground Manger and two campground hosts.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to approve request to continue making GAMC premium payments as requested by Social Service Director.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to table decision regarding payment for volunteer driver’s no-load miles.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to approve final payment for grading project on 640th Avenue in Ellsworth Township in the amount of $50,572.45 contingent on verification of payee by County Attorney.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to approve payment of 2011 membership dues for MN Transportation Alliance.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve transferring funds from Family Service to Debt Fund of $289,988, Revenue to Park Fund of $83,399.50 and Revenue to Public Health of $210,161.50.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to accept bid from the Litchfield Independent Review and designate same as legal newspaper for the County of Meeker for year 2011. The Litchfield Independent Review is designated by the Board of Commissioners as the newspaper in which notice and list of real estate taxes remaining delinquent in the county on the 2nd day of January shall be published and bond from the Litchfield Independent Review in the amount of $2,000
as surety be accepted. Litchfield Independent Review rate of $5.89 per column inch for first insertion and $3.42 per column inch for repeat insertions and rate of $5.68 per column inch when submitted electronically.
Motion carried unanimously
Motion by Benoit, second by Strand to set public hearing for February 1, 2011, at 9 a.m. to consider resolution for vacation of portion of CSAH 21.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Kutzke to approve loan payments from County Ditch 20 of $2,768 and County Ditch 41 of $1,800 to Revenue Fund.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to approve payment on first one-half of 2011 Appropriations.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Benoit to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $205,909.58
Road & Bridge Fund 163,041.04
County Parks Fund 8,406.00
Solid Waste-Transfer Station 2,612.00
County Nurse Fund 30,079.52
Family Services Bldg Fund 19,133.60
Capital Projects Fund 299.52
County Hospital 241,520.36
Credit Card:
General Revenue Fund 1,177.75
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to approve extension on retirement date to April 4, 2011, for Voluntary Retirement Program.
Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke, the board adjourned at 9:33 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on January 11, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
Meeker County BoardMinutes from Jan. 11, 2011
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on January 11, 2011, at the Meeker County Courthouse, in the City of Litchfield, Minnesota. Call to order was at 8:30 a.m. by Chair Dave Gabrielson.
Present: Commissioners - Wally Strand, Jim Swenson, Dave Gabrielson, Roney Kutzke and Tim Benoit, County Attorney Stephanie Beckman, County Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to approve agenda as printed.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, second by Swenson to approve two-year Law Enforcement Contract between Meeker County and City of Grove City, period covered is January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2012.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to approve contract for interpreter service with Lilia Jimenez at a rate of $25.00 per hour.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve out-of-state travel for Michelle Koch to attend public health preparedness summit in Atlanta, Ga in February.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to acknowledge Hospital Report and foundation appointments as follows: George N. Ruhland, Chris Hansen, Greg Murch, Maria Balbo, Ros Kormanik, Dave Gabrielson, and Kyle Rasmussen.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve payment on no-load volunteer miles until other funding source is available.
Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson, the board adjourned at 8:52 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on January 18, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
Meeker County BoardMinutes from Jan. 18, 2011
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on January 18, 2011, at the Meeker County Courthouse, in the City of Litchfield, Minnesota. Call to order was at 10:00 a.m. by Chair Dave Gabrielson.
Present: Commissioners - Wally Strand, Dave Gabrielson, Roney Kutzke and Tim Benoit, County Attorney Stephanie Beckman, County Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig. Commissioner Jim Swenson was absent.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Strand, second by Kutzke to approve agenda as printed.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Kutzke and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
The following employees were recognized for years of service:
Tonya Skoog-Hastings, Social Service - five years
Diane Onell, Social Service - five years
Jason Danielson, Sheriff’s Office - five years
Suzi Holtz, Sheriff’s Dispatch - ten years
Ronald Mortensen, Highway Engineer - ten years
Betty Schultz, Treasurer’s Office - twenty years
Motion by Kutzke, second by Benoit to adopt a resolution supporting Minnesota Department of Natural Resources proposed change to the statutory boundary of the Greenleaf State Recreation Area.
Commissioners Strand, Kutzke and Benoit voted “yes”. Commission
Gabrielson abstained. Resolution declared adopted. #2011-01
Motion by Kutzke, second by Strand to approve conditional use permit for applicant Renewable Energy SD, property owner Michael Walters, to construct a 34 KW turbine wind tower facility with a total height of one hundred eighty-five feet for personal use with conditions as outlined.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Kutzke and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Strand, second by Kutzke to approve conditional use permit for applicant Rory Norgren, property owner Lake Union Covenant Church, to move more than fifty (50) cubic yards of material within the R-1 Suburban Residential District and within the Shoreland District to construct a church addition, parking area and rain garden with conditions as outlined.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Kutzke and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Benoit, second by Kutzke to approve conditional use permit for applicant Amerigas Propane, property owner Mark Pollmann, to operate a commercial storage and sales area for liquefied petroleum in the C-1 Commercial District as per Section 15.02.A.5 of the Meeker County Zoning Ordinance. The operation shall consist of a maximum 500-gallon propane tank with the associated dispensing unit. The applicant/property owner shall follow all federal, state, and local rules and regulations in regards to the operation of the abovementioned liquefied petroleum operation including any and all applicable requirements as indicated by the NFPA.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Kutzke and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Benoit, second by Kutzke to approve conditional use permit for Paul and Becky Holm, to establish one additional building eligibility on a parcel of land that is a minimum of a quarter quarter (1/41/4) section of land in the A-1 Agricultural Preservation District as per Section 11.01.C.3 with the conditions as outlined.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Kutzke and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Kutzke, second by Benoit to approve interim use permit for applicant Reiner Contracting, Inc., for property owner Craig & Dedra Reiner, to mine, process, crush, and stockpile gravel with conditions as outlined.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Kutzke and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Benoit to approve employment for Angella M. Erickson as Assistant County Attorney, effective February 2, 2011.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Kutzke and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Kutzke, second by Strand to approve request to extend Deb Simonson termination date to February 4, 2011.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Kutzke and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Benoit, second by Strand to accept retirement resignations from Dennis Hopp effective March 2, 2011, John Schlangen and James Stewart, effective April 1, 2011.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Kutzke and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Benoit, second by Strand to approve request to post internally for three highway maintenance forepersons and to advertise for maintenance forepersons and maintenance workers.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Kutzke and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Strand, second by Benoit to approve renewal of 2011 Tobacco Licenses for the following:
R-K Companies Inc., dba Bud’s Bar, Watkins
Darwin Outpost Inc
City of Dassel, dba Dassel Liquors
Flashs Gas & Auto, Inc., Watkins
Jack’s Inc., Watkins
ADR Enterprises Inc., dba Manannah Hilltop Tavern
Mike’s Bait & Tackle, Eden Valley
Mike’s Standard Inc., Eden Valley
Red Rooster Foods Inc, Dassel
RMR Inc dba Roger’s Grove City Liquor
D R Riebe Inc., dba Riverside Store & Tavern
Ron’s Service of Dassel Inc.
Schmidt C-Stores Inc, Cosmos
Schmidt C-Stores Inc, Dassel
Schmidt C-Stores Inc, Grove City
Stein’s Thriftway Foods Inc.
Trav’s Dino Mart, Grove City
Eden Valley Properties MN LLC, dba Valley Inn
Valley Meats & Grocery Inc., Eden Valley
Valley Quick Stop, Eden Valley
Eden Valley Properties MN LLC, dba Valley Liquor Warehouse
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Kutzke and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Benoit, second by Strand to approve credit card payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $867.95
County Nurse Fund 1,090.57
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Kutzke and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Benoit to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $145,125.01
Road & Bridge Fund 90,997.17
County Parks Fund 519.05
Solid Waste-Transfer Station 1,542.53
County Nurse Fund 12,938.42
Family Services Bldg Fund 14,313.28
Capital Projects Fund 60.00
State Collections Fund 2,251.35
County Hospital 265,090.83
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Kutzke and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Strand, second by Kutzke to accept 2010 Pay Equity Implementation Report and to approve changing Zoning Administrator steps to seven years and Assessor steps to eighteen years effective December 15, 2010.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Kutzke and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Kutzke to appoint Steve Plaisance to the Pay Equity Committee.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Kutzke and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Kutzke, second by Strand to approve recommendation of the Meeker County Water Planning Task Force for 2011 funding for Lake Association projects.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Kutzke and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
With no further business, motion by Strand, seconded by Benoit, the board adjourned at 10:33 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on February 1, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Feb. 7, 2011.