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Meeker County Board of Commissioners
Sept. 6, 2011 Minutes
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on September 6, 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 comments from the public however no one appeared.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to approve minutes for August 2 and 16, 2011.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Kutzke to place on agenda for September 20, 2011, discussion on board appointment policy.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve agenda as printed.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to approve purchase of Microsoft Office 2010 Pro Plus and Standard licenses from CDW-Government for a sum of $49,307.28.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Gabrielson to approve MN Department of Human Services Alcohol & Drug Abuse Division Prevention & Implementation Grant Contract, effective through June 30, 2016.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Gabrielson to approve grant application to MN Department of Human Services Alcohol & Drug Abuse Division for Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant for the period December 1, 2011 through November 30, 2012.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to accept resignation from Tracy Madsen, Public Health Nurse, effective August 22, 2011.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to approve increase from .6 to full-time status for Jill White, Public Health Nurse, effective September 16, 2011.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Kutzke to approve request to advertise for seasonal snowplow operators for the Highway Department.
Motion carried unanimously.
John McNamara of Wold Architects reviewed proposed Courthouse Security Improvements.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to approve security improvements as outlined.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to appoint Barb Hagemeier to the EDA Board to complete the term vacated by Harold Bethel’s death, term to expire June 3, 2014.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $57,392.66
Road & Bridge Fund 398,914.70
County Park Fund 3,928.75
Solid Waste-Transfer Station
Fund 8,961.90
County Nurse Fund 7,057.00
Family Service Bldg Fund 3,260.62
Capital Projects Fund 1,784.71
Hospital Fund 392,330.11
Credit Card:
General Revenue Fund 3,094.14
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Gabrielson to adopt Meeker County’s Purchasing Policy.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Gabrielson to adopt proposed 2012 Meeker County Budget and Levy.
Commissioners Swenson, Strand, Gabrielson and Kutzke voted “yes”.
Commissioner Benoit voted “no”. Motion carried 4-1
With no further business, motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson, the board adjourned at 9:42 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on September 20, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. in the County Board Meeting Room, Meeker County Courthouse.
Meeker County Board of Commissioners
Sept. 20, 2011 Minutes
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on September 20, 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 approve the agenda as printed.
Motion carried unanimously.
The following employees were recognized for years of service: Paul Larson, Sheriff’s Office Dispatcher - 10 years
Cindy Kelsey, Sheriff’s Office Dispatcher - 10 years
Darcy Cole, 4-H Director, updated the board on this past year’s 4-H activities.
Motion by Kutzke, second by Swenson to approve amendment to the Meeker County Transfer Station Operating Agreement for tipping fee increase, effective October 1, 2011.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Benoit to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $45,993.08
Road & Bridge Fund 25,886.25
County Park Fund 2,143.41
Solid Waste-Transfer Station
Fund 560.18
County Nurse Fund 5,521.67
Family Service Bldg Fund 4,185.44
Hospital Fund 474,496.99
Credit Card:
County Nurse Fund 519.41
Motion carried unanimously.
It being 10:30 a.m. the board opened the Public Hearing for the 7-year Road Construction Plan. After hearing comments, Board Chairman Gabrielson closed the hearing at 11:04 a.m.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand the board recommended applying for Federal Funds for CSAH 9 project for the year 2016.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Strand to approve letter of intent for county’s willingness to consider providing local funding for operation and maintenance costs for an Early Warning TIGER 3 (Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery) Grant Project for the intersection of CSAH 14 and CSAH 18.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to adopt the Meeker County Highway Department 7-year construction program.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Swenson to have county attorney draft a proposed policy on the nominating process for board appointments to other boards.
Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand, the board adjourned at 11:10 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on October 4, 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 Oct. 10, 2011

Notice
First Apostolic Lutheran Congregation
The annual meeting of the First Apostolic Lutheran Congregation of Cokato will be held at the church on Sunday, October 30th, 2011, starting at 9:00 am. The meeting will provide for the election of officers and the transaction of other business of the congregation. All members are urged to attend.
Chairman: Wendell Huotari
Secretary: Brad Morris
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Oct. 10, 17, 24, 2011.