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New public notices published in the issue of April 11, 2011
Meeker County Board of CommissionersMarch 1, 2011
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on March 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, 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 Strand, second by Swenson to approve printed agenda. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve hiring Cherish Luhman for Koronis Campground Manager and enter into employment and house agreement. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Kutzke to continue seasonal employment for Myron Dvorak from April 1 through October 31 at 30 hours per week for Park maintenance. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Swenson to approve request to advertise for seasonal park maintenance. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to approve county board minutes for February 1, 8 and 15, 2011. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Kutzke to accept retirement resignation from Doug Keller, enforcement technician. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to approve request for a three-year extension on conditional use permit for Dan Fitterer. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve Township Road Maintenance Agreement. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to approve Agreement for Traffic Sign Maintenance Services. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Kutzke to approve Pavement Marking and Traffic Signing Procedure on County State Aid Highways. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to approve final payment for CSAH 27 to C.S. McCrossan Construction, Maple Grove in the amount of $62,710.27. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, second by Strand to acknowledge gravel disbursement on collections from 2010 in the amount of $48,241.98. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Swenson to approve renewal of 3.2 license for Dassel Rod and Gun Club. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Benoit to adopt resolution that Meeker County Board of Commissioners enters into the Minnesota Clean Water Partnership Project Implementation Loan Agreement along with Crow River Organization of Water, as Project Sponsor, and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to conduct the implementation of the “Reducing Surface Water Runoff in the Crow River Watershed Project”. Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to appoint Roney Kutzke and Dave Gabrielson as Meeker County Commissioners on the board for Joint County Ditch #52. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve accounts payable as follows: General Revenue Fund $45,541.44 Road & Bridge Fund 45,682.47 County Park Fund 142.42 Solid Waste-Transfer Station Fund 3,805.16 County Nurse Fund 1,161.07 Family Service Bldg Fund 3,563.25 Tax Forfeit Property Fund 245.00 Debt Service Fund 750.00 Ditch Fund 2,023.71 Hospital Fund 473,775.57 Credit Card: General Revenue Fund 35.71 Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Benoit, seconded by Kutzke, the board adjourned at 9:04 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on March 8, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
Meeker County Board of CommissionersMarch 8, 2011
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on March 8, 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 Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Strand, second by Benoit to approve agenda as amended to include credit card payment and Riverside Store & Tavern set-up license renewal. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve interim use permit for Duininck Inc. to operate an asphalt plant and the recycling and stockpiling of asphalt material in an A-1 Agricultural Preservation District, with conditions as outlined. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to approve recision of conditional use permit for Cooperative Power Association and Melvin Phillip as requested by Darlene L Phillipp Rev. Trust. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to approve renewal of Consumption and Display Permits for Manannah Hilltop Tavern and Riverside Store & Tavern. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Kutzke to approve severance payment for Doug Keller. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve credit card payable as follows: General Revenue Fund $1,034.52 Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson second by Kutzke to approve promotion of Gayle Flemming to Highway maintenance Foreperson, employ Todd Gabrielson, and Doug Schwandt as Highway Maintenance Forepersons, and Troy Granlund, Highway Maintenance Worker. Commissioners Benoit, Kutzke, Swenson and Strand voted “yes”. Commissioner Gabrielson abstained. Motion carried 4-0
Motion by Benoit, second by Strand to approve request to obtain quotes to replace a tractor and loader in the highway department. Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson, the board adjourned at 9:10 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on March 15, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
Meeker County Board of CommissionersMarch 15, 2011
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on March 15, 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 Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig. Absent Commissioner Jim Swenson.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Strand, second by Benoit to approve agenda as amended to include DNR grant requests. Commissioners Kutzke, Strand, Benoit and Gabrielson voted “yes”. Motion carried.
The following employees were recognized for years of service: Dena Carlson, Social Worker - 5 years Sue Moore, Financial Worker - 10 years Amy Brustuen, Social Worker - 10 years
Motion by Kutzke, second by Strand to approve request to advertise for a full-time Appraiser I/II for the Assessor’s Office. Commissioners Kutzke, Strand, Benoit and Gabrielson voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Strand, second by Gabrielson to accept $19,263.52 from Homeland Security Grant Program 2009. Commissioners Kutzke, Strand, Benoit and Gabrielson voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Benoit, second by Kutzke to approve purchasing seven portable radios from West Central Communications for $20,212.16, sales tax included. Commissioners Kutzke, Strand, Benoit and Gabrielson voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Strand, second by Kutzke to acknowledge March hospital board report. Commissioners Kutzke, Strand, Benoit and Gabrielson voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Benoit, second by Strand to approve request to advertise seasonal contracts for pavement marking, bulk fuels and spraying roads and ditches. Commissioners Kutzke, Strand, Benoit and Gabrielson voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Benoit to adopt resolutions in support of grant applications to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for the Regional Trail Grant Program, to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for the Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for the Local Trail Connection Program. The applications are to construct a Pedestrian Bridge on the paved trail for the Koronis Bike Trail System. The trail system is located completely around Lake Koronis. County of Meeker assures the Koronis Bike Trail will be maintained for a period of no less than twenty (20) years. Commissioners Kutzke, Strand, Benoit and Gabrielson voted “yes”. Resolutions declared adopted.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Benoit to approve Values Health Multi-Share Financing Contributor Agreement between PrimeWest Health and Meeker County. Commissioners Kutzke, Strand, Benoit and Gabrielson voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Benoit to approve accounts payable as follows: General Revenue Fund $ 160,293.45 Road & Bridge Fund 51,685.82 County Park Fund 2,774.34 Solid Waste-Transfer Station Fund 1,081.74 County Nurse Fund 3,489.96 Family Service Fund 3,517.03 Debt Service Fund 431.25 Hospital Fund 183,867.73 Credit Card: General Revenue Fund 1,861.73 County Nurse Fund 452.37 Commissioners Kutzke, Strand, Benoit and Gabrielson voted “yes”. Motion carried.
With no further business, motion by Kutzke, seconded by Benoit, the board adjourned at 10:30 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on April 5, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch April 11, 2011.

French Lake Township Assessment NoticeImportant Information Regarding Assessment and Classification of Property
This may affect your 2012 property tax payments.
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Appeal and Equalization for French Lake Township shall meet on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 at 1:00 PM at the French Lake Township Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to determine whether taxable property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor, and to determine whether corrections need to be made.
If you believe the value or classification of your property is incorrect, please contact your assessor’s office to discuss your concerns. If you are still not satisfied with the valuation or classification after discussing it with your assessor, you may appear before the local board of appeal and equalization. The board shall review the valuation, classification, or both if necessary, and shall correct it as needed. Generally, an appearance before your local board of appeal and equalization is required by law before an appeal can be taken to the county board of appeal and equalization.
Rosanne Peterson,
French Lake Township Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch April 11, 2011.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, MARCH 24, 2011 DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the Dassel-Cokato Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Thursday, March 24, 2011.
Board Chairman Kevin Bjork called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Tormanen, Bender, McConkey, and Bjork. The following were absent: Linder. Members of the administration and public were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Tormanen, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Clemen, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $1,758,560.59. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Communications/Open Forum: None
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: Board Chair Bjork reported on the 3-10-11 CAC meeting which included: Math scope and sequence, Math textbooks, decision to forward Science textbook to the board for approval.
Technology Report: None
MAWSECO Report: Vice Chair Tormanen reported on the 3/22 MAWSECO meeting which included: Coop student data, staffing for 11-12, contract settlements, updating of the joint powers agreement, policy changes, and facility changes.
Community Education Report: None
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported expenditures are in line with budget through the end of the ninth month of the fiscal year.
Superintendent’s Report: Superintendent Powers reported on weather related delays / closing and the legislative process.
Student Representative Report: Student Rep. Benda reported on: winter state tournament participants, winter sports and fine arts, student council fundraisers.
DCRISC – Board Chair Bjork reported that the DCRISC has purchased building materials and approved a contractor.
SEE: None
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Bender approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the February 24, 2011 Regular Meeting, March 4, 2011 Special Meeting, and the March 14, 2011 Special Meeting. Approval of Wire transfers made on February 23rd for $500,000, March 10th for $60,000 and March 15th for $725,000. Personnel Items Approved: lane change for Beth Allen from BA+45 to BA+60, CDL Assignment change for Tim Paulson transferring from route 22 to route 23, Employment of Marilyn Brazil, as full time CDL route 22 driver, Employment of Andrew Carlson, as part time CDL bus driver, Employment of Steven Thorson, as part time CDL bus driver, Approval of approximately 5 weeks FMLA leave for Kristin Deutsch beginning 5/4/2011-6/3/2011, Approval of an Unpaid Child Care Leave for the 2011-2012 School Year for Kristin Deutsch, Resignation of Brian Franklin as the Middle School Dean of Students effective 6/30/2011, Employment of Brian Franklin as the Middle School Principal effective 7/1/2011, Resignation of Jill Gustafson as the Speech-Language Pathologist at the end of the school year, Retirement/resignation of Mark Dolan as a Cokato Elementary Instructor at the end of the school year, Approval of Spring 2011 Coaches as recommended by Activities Director Thinesen. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by Bender approving donations from Cokato Licensing Inc, Ramona & Steven Strolberg, $300 donated to the Middle School for the 6th grade Long Lake trip and From Mick Hoien baseball equipment donated to the baseball program. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bjork, seconded by Bender, to move to a new activities conference consisting of Litchfield, Annandale, Melrose, Albany, New London Spicer and Dassel-Cokato. The board discussed the pros and cons. Motion defeated. Voting in favor Bjork. Voting against Bender, Tormanen, McConkey, Clemen.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Clemen, approving the textbook Physical Science: Concepts in Action. Curriculum Director Force and Science Instructor Piepenburg presented the text. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Bender, approving the sale of the 2010-11 vocational house to Loren Kieser for $35,600 plus Minnesota sales tax. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Clemen, approving a contract with Minnesota Reading Corps for the 2011-12 school year. Principal Force presented the opportunity, which will benefit both elementary schools. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Tormanen, granting approval to spend up to 75% of the 2011-2012 budget in 2010-2011. Motion carried unanimously.
Edward H. Otto Partner in Public Education Award nominations are due by April 15.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by McConkey, approving board representation on a Trail Association board. The Trail Association board will oversee maintenance and repair of the Cokato to Dassel Bike Path. Motion carried unanimously.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:29 PM.
Irene Bender, Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch April 11, 2011.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 7:00 PM SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011 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, March 14, 2011.
Board Chairman Kevin Bjork called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, McConkey, Tormanen, Bjork, Bender. The following were absent: Linder. Members of the community and administration were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Activities Director Thinesen reviewed the possibility of joining a new athletic conference for the 2012-13 school year, which could involve Litchfield, Annandale, New-London Spicer, Albany, and Melrose. The board asked numerous questions and included members of the audience in the discussion.
Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:59 PM
Irene Bender, Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch April 11, 2011.



City of Dassel2010 Drinking Water Report
PWSID: 1470003
The City of Dassel is issuing the results of monitoring done on its drinking water for the period from January 1 to December 31, 2010. The purpose of this report is to advance consumers’ understanding of drinking water and heighten awareness of the need to protect precious water resources. A copy is available upon request at City Hall 3202752454
Source of Water
The City of Dassel provides drinking water to its residents from a groundwater source: three wells ranging from 172 to 195 feet deep, that draw water from the Quaternary Buried Artesian aquifer.
The Minnesota Department of Health has determined that the source(s) used to supply your drinking water is not particularly susceptible to contamination. If you wish to obtain the entire source water assessment regarding your drinking water, please call 6512014700 or 18008189318 (and press 5) during normal business hours. Also, you can view it on line at www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/water/swp/swa.
Call 3202753180 if you have questions about the City of Dassel drinking water or would like information about opportunities for public participation in decisions that may affect the quality of the water.
Results of Monitoring
No contaminants were detected at levels that violated federal drinking water standards. However, some contaminants were detected in trace amounts that were below legal limits. The table that follows shows the contaminants that were detected in trace amounts last year. (Some contaminants are sampled less frequently than once a year, as a result, not all contaminants were sampled for in 2010. If any of these contaminants were detected the last time they were sampled for, they are included in the table along with the date that the detection occurred.)
Key to abbreviations. MCLGMaximum Contaminant Level Goal: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
MCLMaximum Contaminant Level: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
MRDLMaximum Residual Disinfectant Level.
MRDLGMaximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal.
ALAction Level The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirement which a water system must follow.
90th Percentile LevelThis is the value obtained after disregarding 10 percent of the samples taken that had the highest levels. (For example, in a situation in which 10 samples were taken, the 90th percentile level is determined by disregarding the highest result, which represents 10 percent of the samples.) Note: In situations in which only 5 samples are taken, the average of the two with the highest levels is taken to determine the 90th percentile level.
ppmParts per million, which can also be expressed as milligrams per liter (mg/1).
ppbParts per billion, which can also be expressed as micrograms per liter (µg/1).
ndNo Detection.
N/ANot Applicable (does not apply).
Contaminant (units) MCLG MCL Level Found Typical Source of Contaminant
Range (2010) Average /Result*
Fluoride (ppm) 4 4 .241.1 1.06 State of Minnesota requires all municipal water systems to add fluoride to the drinking water to promote strong teeth, Erosion of natural deposits; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories.
TTHM (Total trihalomethanes) (ppb) (08/05/2008) 0 80 N/A 4.3 Byproduct of drinking water disinfection.


*This is the value used to determine compliance with federal standards. It sometimes is the highest value detected and sometimes is an average of all the detected values. If it is an average, it may contain sampling results from the previous year.

Contaminant (units) MRDLG MRDL **** ***** Typical Source of Contaminant
Chlorine (ppm) 4 4 .021.53 .59 Water additive used to control microbes.

****Highest and Lowest Monthly Average. *****Highest Quarterly Average.
Contaminant (units) MCLG AL 90% Level # sites over AL Typical Source of Contaminant
Copper (ppm) (06/04/2008) 1.3 1.3 .27 0 out of 10 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits.
Lead (ppb) (06/04/2008) 0 15 nd 0 out of 10 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits.

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. City of Dassel is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at hftp://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.
Some contaminants do not have Maximum Contaminant Levels established for them. These unregulated contaminants are assessed using state standards known as health risk limits to determine if they pose a threat to human health. If unacceptable levels of an unregulated contaminant are found, the response is the same as if an MCL has been exceeded; the water system must inform its customers and take other corrective actions. In the table that follows are the unregulated contaminants that were detected:
Contaminant (units) Level Found Typical Source of Contaminant
Range (2010) Average/ Result
Sodium (ppm) (10/20/2008) N/A 6.9 Erosion of natural deposits.
Sulfate (ppm) (10/20/2008) N/A 26.1 Erosion of natural deposits.
Compliance with National Primary Drinking Water Regulations
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturallyoccurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water include.
Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturallyoccurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.
Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are byproducts of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturallyoccurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 18004264791.
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immunocompromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 18004264791.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch April 11, 2011.n