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Meeker County Board of Commissioners MinutesMay 3, 2011
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on May 3, 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, Assistant County Attorney Elizabeth Cummins, County Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to approve minutes for April 5, 12 and 19, 2011.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Swenson to approve agenda as printed.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Kutzke to approve employment of Laura Latzig, Social Service Office Support Specialist.
Motion carried unanimously.
Annual report by Jeff Holubar, Minnesota Counties Insurance Trust.
Annual report by Meeker County Medical Examiner, Dr. A. Quinn Strobl, MD.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $44,525.62
Road and Bridge Fund 9,918.62
County Parks Fund 8,015.10
Solid Waste - Transfer Station 485.00
County Nurse Fund 1,661.63
Family services Bldg Fund 2,925.73
Tax Forfeit Fund 400.00
Ditch 100.00
Hospital Fund 439,746.87
Credit Cards:
General Revenue Fund 1,041.60
General Revenue Fund 1,727.72
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to approve application for homestead classification for Steven Stenger on his parcels for taxes payable 2011.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to acknowledge confession of judgment as method of payment for delinquent property taxes from Clint Matteson.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve updated Section 18 - Technology Systems and Services Use Policy of the County Personnel Manual.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to approve employment of Travis Scoblic, Appraiser I.
Motion carried unanimously.
It being 9 a.m. the board reconvened the Public Hearing regarding vacating portion of CSAH One.
Motion by Swenson, second by Kutzke, the public hearing regarding vacating portion of CSAH One was closed.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Kutzke to adopt a resolution to vacate the portion of CSAH 1 roadway easement that was reconstructed. Complete resolution on file in the Auditor’s Office.
Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
With no further business, motion by Benoit, seconded by Kutzke, the board adjourned at 9:18 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on May 10, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
Meeker County Board of Commissioners MinutesMay 10, 2011
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on May 10, 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 amend agenda to include final payment on CSAH 15 project.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to acknowledge May hospital report.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Kutzke to approve application for rezoning a parcel from R-2 to A-1, as recommended by the Planning Commission, for Paul and Laurie Reddie.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Kutzke to adopt the following resolution:
WHEREAS, Meeker County has reviewed the pertinent data on bridges requiring replacement, rehabilitation, or removal supplied by local citizenry and local units of government; and
WHEREAS, local roads play an essential role in the overall state transportation network and local bridges are a critical component of the local road systems; and
WHEREAS, State support for the replacement or rehabilitation of local bridges continues to be crucial to maintaining the integrity of the local road systems and is necessary for the County and the Townships to proceed with the replacement or rehabilitation of the high priority deficient bridges; and
WHEREAS, Meeker County has determined that the following deficient bridges on the County State Aid Highway (CSAH) and Township systems are a high priority and require replacement or rehabilitation within the next five (5) years.
Old Bridge Road Number Estimated Township or Local or State Proposed
Number or Owner Project Cost Stare Bridge Aid Funds Construction
Funds Year
47502 Union Grove Twp $300,000 $290,000 $10,000 2011
90979 CSAH 14 $90,000 $72,000 $18,000 2012
90936 CSAH 16 $90,000 $72,000 $18,000 2012
90945 CSAH 34 $150,000 $120,000 $30,000 2013
L-8370 Litchfield Twp $75,000 $65,000 $10,000 2013
909959 Cosmos Twp $60,000 $50,000 $10,000 2014
90990 Dassel Twp $60,000 $50,000 $10,000 2014
7088 CSAH 3 $350,000 $280,000 $70,000 2015
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Meeker County does hereby request authorization to replace, rehabilitate, or remove such bridges; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Meeker County commits that it will proceed with the design and contract documents for these bridges immediately after being notified that funds are available in order to permit construction to take place within one year of notification.
Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Swenson, second by Gabrielson to approve request to advertise for bids to replace disc mower.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Kutzke to approve final payment to Central Specialties, Alexandria, in the amount of $75,092.93, for SAP-47-615-06 (CSAH 15 project).
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Swenson to accept retirement resignation from Lenora Kleinhuizen, effective May 31, 2011.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Benoit to accept resignation from Travis Magedanz, effective April 5, 2011.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Strand to approve Amendment #3 to extend to June 30, 2012, agreement between Commissioner of Corrections and Meeker County Detention Center to provide secure housing for offenders committed.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve entering agreement for Mobile Radiology Services with Professional Portable X-ray, Inc. to provide service for the Meeker County Jail through December 31, 2013, at a cost not to exceed $10,000.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve credit card payable:
General Revenue Fund $ 650.54
County Nurse Fund 606.31
Family Service Bldg Fund 122.86
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to approve temporary on-sale liquor licenses for American Legion Post #104 for events on June 18, August 4-7 and September 2-4, 2011, and 3.2 percent Malt Liquor “on” sale for September 18, 2011.
Motion carried unanimously.
It being 9:00 a.m., the board proceeded to open bids for Chevron Sign Installation Project for Highway Department.
JAAK, LLC Le Sueur, MN $91,139.75
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to table consideration of bids for Chevron signs to next meeting.
Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand, the board adjourned at 9:08 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on May 17, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
Meeker County Board of Commissioners MinutesMay 17, 2011
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on May 17, 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, Jim Swenson, Dave Gabrielson Roney Kutzke, and Tim Benoit, County Attorney Stephanie Beckman, and County Auditor Barbara Loch.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to amend agenda to include resolution for federal funds request.
Motion carried unanimously.
The following employees were recognized for years of service:
Nate Kruger, Highway Department - 5 years
Michelle Gabrielson, Social Services - 10 years
Joel Ramthun, Facilities Manager - 15 years
Chuck Unterberger, Veterans Service Officer - 25 years
Motion by Strand, second by Kutzke to approve Sentencing to Service Program Agreement for the period of July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2013.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to award contract in the amount of $91,139.75 to JAAK, LLC, Le Sueur for Chevron Sign Installation, contingent upon approval by the Federal Highway Administration.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to accept quote of $3,954.38, sales tax included, for disc mower from Haug Implement Company of Litchfield with allowance for trade-in.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Gabrielson to approve request to sell 1975 Highway Department truck (unit 75-1) that is no longer used.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Kutzke to acknowledge Highway Department Annual Report for 2010.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, second by Swenson to adopt the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the County of Meeker enter into an agreement with BNSF Railway Company and the Commissioner of Transportation for the installation and maintenance of railroad crossing signals at the intersection of CSAH 1 with the tracks of the BNSF Railway Company in Litchfield, Minnesota, and appointing the Commissioner of Transportation agent for the County to supervise said project and administer available Federal Funds in accordance with Minnesota Statue, Section 161.36. The County’s share of the cost shall be ten percent of the total signal cost.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board Chair and County Auditor be and they are hereby authorized to execute said agreement and any amendments thereto for and on behalf of the County.
Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Benoit, second by Kutzke to approve severance payment for Marian Garvey.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to adopt a resolution to approve request from St. Philips’s Church to engage in gambling activities on August 14, 2011, at the Meeker County Fair Grounds, North Armstrong & East 10th St, Meeker County, Minnesota.
Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $112,004.02
Road & Bridge Fund 67,601.67
County Parks Fund 25,571.49
Solid Waste-Transfer Station Fund 1,727.94
County Nurse Fund 5,589.36
Family Services Bldg Fund 4,051.47
Ditch Fund 8,561.06
Hospital Fund 159,944.42
Motion carried unanimously..
With no further business, motion by Strand, seconded by Kutzke, the board adjourned at 10:20 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on June 7, 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 Enterprise Dispatch June 13, 2011.