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New public notices published in the issue of March 7, 2011
Notice of Public Hearing
DNR Legacy Grant Application
For DC Bicycle/Pedestrian Regional Trail Preservation Project
Notice is hereby given that the City of Cokato, Wright County, Minnesota will conduct a public hearing at 7 p.m., Monday, March 14th, 2011 in the council chambers to consider an application request for DNR Legacy Trail Grant funding in 2011.
PROJECT
The Dassel to Cokato grant application is to reconstruct and provide a new blacktop surface for a 4.88 mile Bicycle and Pedestrian Regional Trail located on the north side of US Highway 12 in Wright & Meeker Counties.
This regional trail preservation project is unique involving the cooperation of six (6) local governmental units composed of City of Dassel & Dassel Township along with Meeker County, City of Cokato & Cokato Township in Wright County and Dassel Cokato Independent School District #466 located between the two cities adjacent to the trail and within the existing MnDOT’s Right of Way area.
COST & IMPLEMENTATION
The estimated total preservation project cost is $195,000 with a local match of $48,750. The net grant application request is $146,250 to the DNR Legacy Trail Grant program for 2011. Implementation of successful grant award would occur during the 2011 construction season. No project costs will be assessed to residents within the trail jurisdictions. A 20 year operations and routine maintenance cooperation agreement will be agreed upon in accordance with approval of the DNR Legacy Trail grant preservation project.
Don Levens City Administrator
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch March 7 and 14, 2011.

Meeker County Board
February 1, 2011
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on February 1, 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, and Tim Benoit, County Attorney Stephanie Beckman, County Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig. Commissioner Roney Kutzke was absent.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to amend agenda to include discussion regarding sales tax on ARMER project. Commissioners Strand, Swenson, Gabrielson and Benoit voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve 2010 Feedlot report. Commissioners Strand, Swenson, Gabrielson and Benoit voted “Yes”. Motion carried
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to approve county board minutes for January 4, 11 and 18, 2011. Commissioners Strand, Swenson, Gabrielson and Benoit voted “Yes”. Motion carried
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to approve $1/hour stipend for Julie Schrum, as compensation for CHS fiscal team leader, retro to January 1, 2011. Commissioners Strand, Swenson, Gabrielson and Benoit voted “Yes”. Motion carried
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve grant contract in the amount of $20,000 for MN Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome for the period of January 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. Commissioners Strand, Swenson, Gabrielson and Benoit voted “Yes”. Motion carried
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to approve final payment to Motorola in the amount of $127,892.80 less correction for state tax on discount of $24,160.15 for a net payment of $103,732.65. Commissioners Strand, Swenson, Gabrielson and Benoit voted “Yes”. Motion carried
Motion by Benoit, second by Swenson to adopt a resolution to appoint Roney Kutzke, Jim Swenson, and Wally Strand as Land Commissioners of said County, to assist the County Auditor in performance of making appraisals on forfeit land for sale. Commissioners Strand, Swenson, Gabrielson and Benoit voted “Yes”. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $97,188.88
Road and Bridge Fund 37,947.92
County Parks Fund 9,258.41
Solid Waste - Transfer Station 150.00
County Nurse Fund 892.86
Family services Bldg Fund 2,258.27
Capital Projects Fund 3,657.86
Hospital Fund 510,831.10
Commissioners Strand, Swenson, Gabrielson and Benoit voted “Yes”. Motion carried
It being 9:00 a.m. the board conducted a public hearing for the purpose of discussing vacating a portion of CSAH 21. After hearing all comments, hearing was closed at 9:10 a.m.
Motion by Strand, second by Benoit to adopt the following resolution:
WHEREAS in approximately 1969, Meeker County obtained an easement in Kingston Township to build a portion of CSAH 21. The road was built in the planned location, but the legal description describing a portion of the road was incorrect. The legal description was incorrect due to an apparent undetected clerical issue where the legal descriptions went from North to South even though the engineer plans clearly indicate the road placement was intended to be placed where it currently exists. The attached Exhibit A (copy available in the Auditor’s Office)sets forth the incorrect legal description used in establishing the roadway easement;
WHEREAS the incorrectly described portion of CSAH 21 runs through property owned/occupied by the following;
a. Constance and Ronald Fink
b. Gregory Ide
c. Ronald and Nancy Miller
WHEREAS the Meeker County Board shall consider the vacation of said road at it’s regularly scheduled public meeting at 9:00 a.m. on the 1st day of February, 2011, in the Meeker County Courthouse, located at 325 Sibley Avenue North, Litchfield MN.
WHEREAS, the portion of CSAH 21 roadway easement that is to be vacated is adjacent to public water, and that notice must be served by certified mail upon the Commissioner of Natural Resources at least 30 days before the hearing to vacate the road per Minn stat. 163.11, Subd. 8;
WHEREAS, the Meeker County Board, or a designee, is hereby required to give personal service of this resolution upon each occupant of the land through which vacated portions of the road passes and shall post notice of this resolution at least 10 days prior to it being heard by the Meeker County Board. A copy of the resolution together with proof of service and affidavit of posting shall be filed in the County Auditor’s Office.
WHEREAS, the intent of this resolution is to vacate the portion of the CSAH 21 roadway easement that was incorrectly described;
WHEREAS the Meeker County Board is giving notice to affected landowners; within 30 days after service, any person claiming to be damaged by the vacation may appeal to the District Court of the county for a determination of damages by serving notice of the appeal upon the county board and filing same with proof of service in the office of the Court Administration of the District Court. The appeal shall state the nature and the amount of damages claimed. It shall be tried in the same manner as an appeal from an award in eminent domain proceedings. Please see Minn. State 163.11, Subd 4.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MEEKER COUNTY BOARD, COUNTY OF MEEKER, MINNESOTA:
1. The Meeker County Board served the proper notices, as described below:
a. personal service of this resolution upon each owner/occupant of the land through which the vacated portion of the roadway easement passes;
b. posted notice of this resolution for at least ten days on the appropriate bulletin board on the fourth floor of the Meeker County Courthouse;
c. a copy of the resolution together with proof of service and an affidavit of posting were filed in the County Auditor’s office; and
d. a copy of the resolution was served by certified mail on the Commissioner of Natural Resources at least 30 days prior to the hearing.
2. The Meeker County Board considered the vacation of said highway, and heard all such interested parties, and determined to vacate the road at the public meeting at 9:00 a.m. on the 1st day of February 2011, in the Meeker County Courthouse, located at 325 Sibley Avenue North, Litchfield, MN.
Commissioners Strand, Swenson, Gabrielson and Benoit voted “Yes”. Resolution declared adopted.
The county board heard annual report from Minnesota Jobs and Training Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve request to sell 1988 John Deere Motor Grader via e-bay. Commissioners Strand, Swenson, Gabrielson and Benoit voted “Yes”. Motion carried
Ron Mortensen reviewed for the board a draft of Pavement Marking and Traffic Signing Procedure for Meeker County. The board took no action.
The county board heard annual report from Randy Nelson, Prairie Country Resource Conservation & Development.
With no further business, motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand, the board adjourned at 10:12 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on February 8, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch March 7, 2011.
Meeker County Board
February 8, 2011
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on February 8, 2011, at the Meeker County Courthouse, in the City of Litchfield, Minnesota. Call to order was at 8:30 a.m. by Chairman David Gabrielson.
Present: Commissioners - Wally Strand, Dave Gabrielson, Jim Swenson, Tim Benoit, and Roney Kutzke, Assistant County Attorney Beth Cummins, County Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to to approve amended agenda to include credit card payment and correction to read Fund Balance - Uncollected Taxes Report. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to adopt a resolution to accept a $20,000 grant and authorize Chuck Unterberger, Meeker County Veterans Service officer, to execute the Grant Contract. Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to accept resignation from Marian Garvey, part-time Legal Secretary effective April 30, 2011, and approve request to advertise the open position. Motion carried unanimously.
Pursuant to law is a statement showing the amount of taxes levied for County purposes for the current year, the amounts collected and apportioned to date, and the balance uncollected, together with the actual cash balance remaining to the credit of each County Fund at the close of business on the 31st day of January 2011.
FUNDS; Amount Levied; Amount Collected; Balance Uncollected; Percent Uncollected
County Revenue; 5,883,721.23; 5,763,349.73; 120,371.50; na
Road & Bridge; 1,237,510.54; 1,212,192.95; 25,317.59; na
Social Service; 2,395,205.21; 2,346,202.60; 49,002.61; na
Family Service; 124,426.33; 121,880.61; 2,545.72; na
Debt Service; 1,168,842.27; 1,144,870.97; 23,971.30; na
Regional Library; 179,256.39; 175,940.62; 3,315.77; na
Total; 10,988,961.97; 10,764,437.48; 224,524.49; 2.043%
Balances remaining to the credit of each Fund:
Debit; Credit
County Revenue; na; 4,618,354.29
Road & Bridge; na; 1,650,643.19
Social Services; na; 3,180,005.18
Family Services; na; 340,401.66
Capital Projects; na; 423,797.24
Debt Service 347,392.61; na
Total; 347,392.61; 10,213,201.56
Motion by Swenson, seconded by Gabrielson to approve the following payable:
General Government Fund; na; $1,276.83
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Strand to approve recommendation for purchase of a new Volvo G940 Motor Grader from Nuss Truck & Equipment, Burnsville, MN, for $216,590 plus sales tax. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Benoit to accept resignation from Tim Bjur, part-time corrections, effective January 17, 2011. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to approve severance payment for Tim Bjur. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Benoit to adopt resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Boat and Water Safety Agreement between the State of Minnesota and the Meeker County Sheriff’s Department for the period of January 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012, be hereby approved. The Grantee will be paid for all boat and water safety activities performed by the Grantee during the term of the Grant up to four thousand five hundred nine dollars.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to adopt a resolution that the County of Meeker agrees to support Heartland Community Action Agency in its application and implementation of the proposed Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program.
Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
With no further business, motion by Swenson, seconded by Kutzke, the board adjourned at 9:15 a.m. The next meeting of the County board will be on February 15, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. in the County Board meeting room, Meeker County Courthouse.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch March 7, 2011.
Meeker County Board
February 15, 2011
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LANDS
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on February 15, 2011, at the Meeker County Courthouse, in the City of Litchfield, Minnesota. Call to order was at 10:00 a.m. by Chairman David Gabrielson.
Present: Commissioners - Wally Strand, Dave Gabrielson, Jim Swenson, Tim Benoit, and Roney Kutzke, County Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Kutzke, second by Benoit to approve agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to acknowledge the February hospital board report. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to set the County Board of Appeal and Equalization for June 14, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
Kristin, Planning and Zoning Administrator, requested feedback from commissioners and others regarding a Zoning Ordinance revision discussion: Current ordinance allows one dwelling per quarter/quarter.
Comments are requested for discussion on change to one dwelling per one-hundred sixty acres.
Ron Mortensen discussed the Pavement Marking and Traffic signing Procedure on County State Aid Highways with the County Commissioners. No action was taken to allow for Township input.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to approve request from Highway Engineer to allow Randy Celander sell unused Highway Radio’s to other agencies. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Swenson to approve hiring Dawn Michaletz, part-time Extension Office Manager/Secretary, effective on February 16, 2011. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Kutzke to approve severance payment to Deborah Simonson, Assistant County Attorney. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to set the sale date and approve notice of public sale of tax-forfeited lands as outlined:
BE IT RESOLVED, that all parcels of tax forfeited land listed on the list of Tax-Forfeited Land have been classified as non-conservation land; that the basic sale price of the parcel on this list be approved and authorization for a public sale of this land be granted, pursuant to M.S. 282.01; that the sale will be held on:
March 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.
by the Meeker County Auditor at the Courthouse, Level 4, Commissioners Room, for not less than the basic sale price; and that all sales shall be full payment.
Parcel #10-0663001
Basic Sale Price $1,000; Assessments before and after forfeit: zero
Undivided 1/29th interest in Outlot A, Block 1, Trout Woods, part of Government Lots 6 and 7, Section 22, Township 121 North, Range 30 West, all in Meeker County Minnesota.
Parcel #10-0239000
Basic Sale Price $5,900; Assessments before and after forfeit: zero
That part of the South 50 feet of the North 450 feet of Lot 5, lying West of County Highway, Section 22, Township 121, Range 30, Meeker County, Minnesota.
Parcel #20-0020000
Basic Sale Price $2,000; Assessments before and after forfeit: zero
Lots Twelve (12), and Thirteen (13), Block Two (2), Townsite of Cedar Mills, according to the plat on file and of record in the office of the County Recorder in and for Meeker County, Minnesota.
Parcel #20-0021000
Basic Sale Price $4,900; Assessments before and after forfeit: zero
Lots Fourteen (14), Fifteen (15), Sixteen (16), Seventeen (17), Eighteen (18), Nineteen (19), and Twenty (20), Block Two (2), Townsite of Cedar Mills, according to the plat on file and of record in the office of the County Recorder in and for Meeker County, Minnesota.
Parcel #21-0224000
Basic Sale Price $3,800; Assessments before and after forfeit: zero
That part of Lot six (6), Block 3 of Lietzau’s First Addition to Cosmos, as of public record in the Meeker County Recorder’s office, Litchfield, Minnesota; beginning at the northwest corner of said Lot 6; thence southerly along the west line of said Lot 6, a distance of 30.75 feet; thence easterly parallel with the north line of said Lot 6, a distance of 20.00 feet; thence southerly, parallel with the west line of said Lot 6, a distance of 7.00 feet, thence easterly parallel with the north line of said Lot 6, a distance of 80.00 feet to the east line of said Lot 6; thence northerly along the east line of said Lot 6, a distance of 37.75 feet to the north line of said Lot 6; thence westerly, 10.00 feet along last said line to the point of beginning.
Parcel #25-0008000
Basic Sale Price $8,000; Assessments before and after forfeit: zero
Lot Eleven (11) and the West One-Half (W 1/2) of Lot Ten (10), in Block One (1), of the Town of Swede Grove, now City of Grove City, Meeker County, Minnesota
Parcel #26-0108000
Basic Sale Price $2,300; Assessments before and after forfeit: zero
Outlot A. Kingston Riverview Heights, According to the plat thereof on file and of record in the Office of the County Recorder in and for Meeker County, Minnesota.
Parcel #26-0109000
Basic Sale Price $1,300; Assessments before and after forfeit: zero
Outlot B, C and D, Kingston Riverview Heights. According to the plat thereof on file and of record in the Office of the County Recorder in and for Meeker County Minnesota.
Parcel #27-1177000
Basic Sale Price $2,000; Assessments before and after forfeit: zero
Lot eight (8), nine (9), ten (10) and eleven (11) of block one hundred eighteen (118), Second Addition to the City of Litchfield.
Parcel #27-1169000
Basic Sale Price $1,000; Assessments before and after forfeit: zero
Lot thirteen (13) and fourteen (14) of block one hundred seventeen (117), Second Addition to the City of Litchfield.
Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $55,990.69
Road & Bridge Fund 138,226.47
County Park Fund 27,078.20
Solid Waste- Transfer Station 2,825.67
County Nurse Fund 4,576.65
Family Services Bldg Fund 2,394.85
Capital Projects Fund 55,312.86
Tax Forfeit Property Fund 16,500.00
Debt Service Fund 425.00
Ditch Fund 67.52
Revolving Loan Fund 2,860.00
Hospital Fund 224,126.28
Credit Card:
General Revenue Fund 1,315.64
Road & Bridge Fund 450.00
County Nurse Fund 734.47
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to approve request to move $300,000 out of Capital Projects Fund back to Revenue Fund. Motion carried unanimously.
The County board recessed to reconvene at 1:00 p.m. to meet with the Township Officials. All board members in attendance as well as Stephanie Beckman, County Attorney.
Speakers included:
Barbara Loch, County Auditor – Township levy/budget reports, Election wrap-up and Gravel Report
Robert Anderson – County Assessor – Property tax values and Board of Appeal and Equalization dates and training
Mike Halterman – Highway Maintenance Superintendent – Winter highway budget, general road maintenance issues and summer projects
Mark Spies – Assistant Highway Engineer – Project updates and requests to inform office of anticipated projects
Ronald Mortensen – Highway Engineer – Pavement Marking and Traffic Signing Procedure on County State Aid Highways. Discussion regarding replacement schedule, township agreements and cost share between the county and townships for road, street and 911 signs.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to approve townships having all the costs associated with “road” signs and a county/township cost split of 60/40 for the “street” and “911” signs. Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson, the board adjourned at 3:00 p.m. The next meeting of the County board will be on March 1, 2011, 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 Herald Journal Enterprise Dispatch March 7, 2011.

Public Notice
Special Joint City/Township/Meeker County/DC School District #466 Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the City of Cokato, Wright County is sponsoring a Special Joint City (Dassel/Cokato), Township (Dassel/Cokato), Meeker County & DC School District #466 meeting at 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 11, 2011 at Cokato city hall with Representative Dean Urdahl to discuss DNR Legacy Trail Grant application for the DC Bicycle/Pedestrian Pathway Preservation project. A quorum of the city council/townships, school district and Meeker County may be present.
Don Levens
City Administrator
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch March 7, 2011.

PUBLIC NOTICE
APPLICATION FOR A VARIANCE
Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, the 22nd day of March, 2011 at the hour of 7:00pm, in the City of Dassel City Hall; the Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on an application for a variance submitted by Lars & Cherie Peterson. The subject property is located at 510 Willis Street, City of Dassel. The application is for a variance to side yard setbacks to allow for a garage structure to be erected within 4’ of the property line. The Ordinance code calls for a 10’setback from a side yard property line. The planning commission will be asked to make a recommendation on the variance request.
Description of Variance: Property legally described as; Lot 10, Block 8 Breed’s Addition to the City of Dassel. Variance sought would allow construction of a 22’X24’ Garage accessory structure in the rear yard.
CITY OF DASSEL
Planning & Zoning Commission
Myles Mc Grath
Zoning Administrator
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch March 7 and 14, 2011.

DASSEL TOWNSHIP
*Regular Meeting Date Change*
The date of the regular Dassel Township meeting has been changed to Wednesday, March 15, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Dassel Area Historical Society building.
Karin Colberg
Dassel Township Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch March 7, 2011.

PUBLIC NOTICE
Applications for Dassel City
Commission Members
Planning & Zoning, Parks & Recreation Commissions
The City of Dassel is soliciting applicants for a position on one of the commissions that serve your neighbors and fellow city residents. This opportunity to serve your community will be educational and interesting. There are currently openings within the Planning Commission, and Park & Recreation Commission. Make application at the city hall, send a letter indicating your interest, or via email at myles.mcgrath@dassel.com. If you have any questions regarding what would be expected of you, please feel free to call the City Clerk’s Office (320-275-2454).
City of Dassel
City Council
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch March 7 and 14, 2011.