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Meeker County Board of CommissionersAug. 2, 2011 Minutes
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on August 2 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.
The Board allowed time for comments from the public however no one appeared.
Motion by Strand, second by Benoit to approve agenda as amended to include discussion on abatement of violation on property at 61502 U.S. Highway 12, Litchfield.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to approve county board minutes for July 5 and 19, 2011.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve Van agreement between Meeker County Veterans Council and Meeker County.
Motion carried unanimously.
Board took a short recess to view new Dodge Grand Caravan and thank the veteran’s council.
Motion by Benoit, second by Strand to approve surveyor’s certificate of correction to plat of Johnson;s Long Lake Subdivision.
Motion carried unanimously.
Kris Cote, Zoning Administrator, and Stephanie Beckman updated the county board on the clean-up progress on the property at 61502 U.S. Highway 12, Litchfield.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to approve temporary 3.2 percent malt liquor “On” premises for Litchfield Jaycees event on August 20, 2011.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $93,384.42
Road & Bridge Fund 80,566.62
County Park Fund 1,407.17
Solid Waste-Transfer Station
Fund 3,614.43
County Nurse Fund 1,434.37
Family Service Bldg Fund 2,928.72
Tax Forfeit Property
Fund 230.00
Ditch Fund 19,554.47
State Collection Fund 1,087.50
Hospital Fund 349,050.47
Credit Card:
General Revenue Fund 512.40
Motion carried unanimously.
Opened proposals for Union Grove Township Bridge Project.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to approve County Highway Engineer reviewing proposals submitted for the Union Grove Township Bridge Project and make recommendation to Union Grove Town Board for their approval.
Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Benoit, seconded by Swenson, the board adjourned at 9:05 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on August 16, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
Meeker County Board of CommissionersAug. 16, 2011 Minutes
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on August 16, 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 comments from the public however no one appeared.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to amend agenda to include 3.2 one-day request from Sportsmen’s Club, annual renewal of 3.2 license for Manannah Hilltop Tavern, discussion on appointment procedures, and Southwest Initiative Foundation update.
Motion carried unanimously.
The following employees were recognized for years of service:
Todd Sandin - Sheriff Office, 5 years
William Hudson - Sheriff’s Office, 5 years
Gordon Prochaska - Sheriff’s Office, 10 years
Peter Riehle - Sheriff’s Office, 25 years
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to acknowledge the August county hospital board report.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Kutzke to approve a loan to Little Fork Properties from the Revolving Loan Fund for $90,000 at 4.25%, with a 20-year amortization/five year balloon reset.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Gabrielson to approve a loan to Theilen Machine and Welding from the Revolving Loan Fund for $35,000 at 4.25% with a seven-year amortization/three year balloon reset.
Motion carried unanimously.
Opened quotes for LP requirements for Meeker County shops at Cedar Mills, Crow River, Forest City, Kingston and Rosendale as follows:
Ferrelgas $1.849
Litchfield Oil 1.809
Consumer Coop 1.848
Jack’s Oil 1.790
Motion by Strand, second by Gabrielson to adopt a resolution approving the June 2011 modifications to the Joint Powers Agreement governing the Central Minnesota Regional Radio Board including the name change to the Central Minnesota Emergency Services Board.
Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Kutzke, second by Swenson to approve request to internally post open Jail Sergeant Position.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to accept quote from West Central Communications, Inc., for $13,698.12 and authorize purchase of bi-directional amplifier and antenna distribution system to better provide coverage for ARMER radio system in courthouse basement and jail areas.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Kutzke to appoint Lora Vogelpohl to the HRA board for a five-year term, said term to begin August 16, 2011.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Strand to approve Moble Home tax abatement for Life Style Homes, Inc., in the amount of $134.00 for payable 2011.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Kutzke to approve transfer from Debt Service Fund to Highway Fund $250,000 proceeds from equipment certificate.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to approve conditional use permit to construct a 2.5 million gallon storage basin east of the building site to store liquid industrial byproducts in an A-1 Agricultural
Preservation District with conditions.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve interim use permit for Thielen Excavating LLC, and Thomas Larson and Loren Larson owners, to operate a pit for mineral and material extraction for use as a borrow pit for the construction of CSAH 27 in the A-1 Agricultural Preservation
District with conditions.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to approve amendments to the Meeker
County Zoning Ordinance as outlined.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Strand to approve request to have a Geologic Atlas completed by the University of Minnesota.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Kutzke to proceed with recommendations on demolition of buildings on forfeited property at 255 Milky Way South, Cosmos; 267 State Street North, Eden Valley; 392 Cossairt Avenue West, Eden Valley and 104 2nd Street North, Grove City and allow County Auditor and Building Inspector to execute contractor agreements per Minnesota Statute 282.04 Subd 2.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Swenson to adopt a resolution that the County Board of Commissioners on behalf of the citizens of Meeker County desire to formally accept the silver table service from the USS LST-980 shipmates and turn the set over to the Meeker County Historical Society for safekeeping and display. Note: Most of the county commissioners will be attending the public presentation at 5:30 p.m. today at the VFW in Litchfield.
Motion carried unanimously. Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to table discussion regarding recording drainage systems in official records of the Recorder’s Office and request Kurt Deter attend a board meeting to discuss procedure.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Benoit to approve 3.2 one-day “On” sale license for Watkins Sportsmen’s Club event on September 4 and annual 3.2 “On” and “Off” Sale license renewal for Manannah Hilltop Tavern.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Gabrielson to accept quote from EPA Audio Visual Inc. in the amount of $19,348.52, sales tax additional, to provide equipment and labor to set up boardroom to record meetings for public access.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $61,736.19
Road & Bridge Fund 96,609.52
County Park Fund 4,051.88
Solid Waste-Transfer Station
Fund 51.65
Regional Library Fund 51,708.00
County Nurse Fund 4,478.77
Family Service Bldg Fund 493.28
Capital Projects Fund 11,376.84
Ditch Fund 3,788.99
State Collection Fund 122.11
Hospital Fund 441,768.28
Credit Card:
General Revenue Fund 5,432.20
County Nurse Fund 1,313.33
Family Services Bldg Fund 64.10
Motion carried unanimously.
Nancy Fasching was present for the Annual Update from Southwest Initiative Foundation.
Dave Gabrielson left meeting at 11:10 a.m.
Motion by Benoit, second by Kutzke to table for further discussion a policy on board appointments.Commissioners Benoit, Kutzke,”. Motion carried.
County Attorney Stephanie Beckman left meeting at 11:20 a.m.
Motion by Strand, second by Benoit to accept quote from Jack’s Oil in the amount of $19,130.63 for LP needs of Highway Shops at Cedar Mills, Crow River, Forest City, Kingston and Rosendale.
Commissioners Benoit, Kutzke, Swenson and Strand voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Highway Engineer Ronald Mortensen provided for the board a summary of 2010 CSAH regular maintenance costs and comparisons to other counties and information regarding County Roadway Safety Plan Report Moving Toward Zero Deaths.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve application for Federal Funds Safety Grant for 2012/2013 season and allow Highway Engineer and Staff to use discretion on project choice.
Commissioners Benoit, Kutzke, Swenson and Strand voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Strand, second by Kutzke to set Public Hearing on 7-Year Highway Plan for September 20, 2011, at 10:30 a.m.
Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Benoit, seconded by Swenson, the board adjourned at 12:05 p.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on September 6, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Sept. 12, 2011.