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Meeker County Board Minutes
July 5, 2011
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on July 5, 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.
The Board allowed time for public comment and heard from one individual.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to approve the county board minutes for June 7, 14 and 21, 2011. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve the Board of Appeal and Equalization minutes. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Gabrielson to approve printed agenda. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve Universal Contact Contract with PACT 4. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, second by Benoit to award contract for CSAH 27 project to Knife River Corporation for a sum of $1,875,154.39. Commissioners Gabrielson, Kutzke, Benoit and Strand voted “Yes”, Commissioner Swenson voted “No”. Motion carried 4-1
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Benoit to approve request to advertise for LP quotes. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to accept risk assessment as presented by the Highway Engineer for Federal Project/Chevron Sign Installation and authorize job to proceed. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Kutzke to acknowledge risk assessment for CSAH 27 project as presented by the Highway Engineer and suspend the job. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, second by Swenson to approve Board of Water and Soil Resources MPCA 2010 County Feedlot Performance Grant Agreement. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Strand to enter three-year agreement with Zayo Enterprise Networks for telephone service. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve transfer of funds from Revenue to Public Health of $210,161.50 and Park of $83,399.50. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Kutzke to approve payment of second one-half 2011 appropriations. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to appoint Mona Haag to a five-year term on the HRA board, term to be July 11, 2011 through July 10, 2016. Commissioners Gabrielson, Kutzke, Strand and Swenson voted “Yes”, Commissioner Benoit voted “No”. Motion carried 4-1
Motion by Swenson, second by Gabrielson to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $63,533.80
Road & Bridge Fund 37,502.93
Solid Waste-Transfer Station Fund
5,525.21
County Nurse Fund 382.38
Family Service Bldg Fund 2,498.78
Ditch 4,767.00
Hospital Fund 320,348.22
Credit Card:
General Revenue Fund 1,684.94
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Kutzke to approve change in Agreement for Daniel Kallevig to abate violation on property at 61502 U.S. Highway 12, Litchfield, to a new deadline of July 26, 2011, all other terms are to remain unchanged.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve GRH contracts per request of Social Services Director.
Motion carried unanimously.
The County Board discussed state shutdown impact on Meeker County.
With no further business, motion by Benoit, seconded by Kutzke, the board adjourned at 9:52 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on July 19, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Aug. 8, 2011.
Meeker Courty Board Minutes
July 19, 2011
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on July 19, 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, County Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
The Board allowed time for public comment however no one appeared.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve printed agenda. Motion carried unanimously.
The following employees were recognized for years of service:
Aaron Derichs, Correctional Officer - 5 years
John Wayne, Investigator - 10 years
Heather Ziehl, Public Health - 10 years
Larry Jones, Part-time Building Maintenance - 35 years
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to approve starting CSAH 27 project. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Swenson to approve payment of $200 Trunk Highway 15 Coalition membership fee. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Benoit to approve increase to 30 hours per week for Joanne Gatz, part-time legal secretary. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Kutzke to approve loan extension and modifications to the loan agreement between Meeker County and Rare Earth Coatings, Inc. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to approve interim use permit to mine and process aggregate material in an A-1 Agricultural Preservation District with conditions. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Kutzke to approve interim use permit to use an accessory building for dwelling purposes during the construction of a principal dwelling in an A-1 Agricultural Preservation District with conditions. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Strand to approve final plat for the two lot conventional subdivision of O’Fallon Acres located in Section 35 of Ellsworth Township. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Strand to adopt a resolution to accept the quote of Home State Bank of Litchfield for Capital Equipment Note in the amount of $250,000. Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to adopt a resolution of recommendation that Meeker County recommends that the Legislature and governor work cooperatively with all 87 counties to swiftly pass the MAGIC Act into law during the 2011 legislative session, thus implementing a system that will enhance and incant local government efficiency and innovation throughout Minnesota. Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Kutzke, second by Strand to adopt a resolution Meeker County supports a $2,500,000 appropriation from the bond proceeds to the Commissioner of Natural Resources for paving the Luce Line State Trail between the cities of Winsted and Cedar Mills. Commissioners Gabrielson, Kutzke, Swenson and Strand voted “Yes”, Commissioner Benoit voted “No”. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Benoit, second by Swenson to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $67,876.40
Road & Bridge Fund 70,416.97
County Parks Fund 9,887.73
Solid Waste-Transfer Station Fund
1,358.00
County Nurse Fund 12,106.92
Family Service Bldg Fund 474.75
Tax Forfeit Property Fund 679.18
State Collections Fund 1,089.08
Hospital Fund 485,524.77
Credit Card:
General Revenue Fund 3,481.03
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to approve 3.2 percent malt liquor “on” sale application for Forest City Threshers event for August 19-21, 2011, contingent upon receipt of insurance certificate. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Strand to direct staff to obtain quotes for demolition of buildings on forfeited property and explore options for fire department training; and return to board for approval. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve classification of forfeited lands as provided by Chapter 386, Laws 1935 as amended, for the following property:
Parcel ID 05-0238002, 21-0217000, 24-0086000, 24-0155000, 24-0157000, 25-0010000, 23-0716000, 23-0719000 thru 23-0731000, 23-0733000 thru 23-0739000, 23-0739100 thru 23-0739700, 23-0769000 thru 23-0773000, 23-0775000 thru 23-0787000, 23-0789000 thru 23-0792000, 23-0794000, 23-0796000 thru 23-0797000, 23-0799000, 23-0804000 thru 23-0810000, 23-0812000, 23-0814000 thru 23-0815000, 23-0817000 thru 23-0822000, 23-0740000 thru 23-0757000 and 23-0774000 (complete legal descriptions on file in Auditor’s Office).
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to enter agreement with Wold Architect Engineers for $9,000 to develop plans and construction administration for improvement project as outlined for Meeker County Courthouse. Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Kutzke, seconded by Strand, the board adjourned at 10:40 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on August 2, 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, Aug. 8, 2011.