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New public notices published in the issue of Dec. 19, 2011
Meeker County Board MinutesNov. 1, 2011
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on November 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, Dave Gabrielson, Jim Swenson and Tim Benoit, County Attorney Stephanie Beckman, County Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig. Absent: Roney Kutzke
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 board minutes for October 4 and 18, 2011. Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to amend agenda to include review of mailbox policy.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Benoit, second by Strand to amend Meeker County Highway Department Mailbox Repair/Replacement Policy originally approved on October 18, 2011.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to affirm Order to cease and/or abate violation of Meeker County Zoning Ordinance on property owned by Mark and Laura Loch at 16745 740th Avenue Dassel and authorize legal action by County Attorney’s Office.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
County Attorney Stephanie Beckman updated the board on continued progress to comply with zoning regulations on property at 61502 U.S. Highway 12 Litchfield.
Motion by Strand, second by Gabrielson to reschedule Tuesday, December 6 county board meeting to Thursday, December 8, at 8:30 a.m.Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Swenson to acknowledge and not change the voting delegates for AMC and MCIT.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to approve Meeker County Voluntary Early Retirement Incentive Plan, effective for November 1 through December 15, 2011.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to approve request to obtain bids for Courthouse Security Improvement Project and set bid opening for December 8, 2011, at 9 a.m.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Swenson, second by Gabrielson to adopt a resolution authorizing the establishment of a Comprehensive Local Water Management Joint Powers Board with the responsibility of revising and updating the plan and who shall report to the County Board on a periodic basis and delegates the Planning and Zoning Department the responsibility of coordinating, assembling, writing and implementing the revised local water management plan pursuant to M.S. 103B.301.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”.
Resolution declared adopted.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to accept resignation from Stephanie Kunkel and approve severance payment.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Swenson to approve per diem of $60 per event for non-county employee to operate recording equipment for county board meetings.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve ditch assessments -
County Ditch #13 (82139) $329.42
County Ditch #15 (81157) 4,763.55
County Ditch #18 (80184) 902.94
County Ditch #19 (80192) 1,417.67
County Ditch #32 (81322) 1,176.56
County Ditch #36 (80363) 2,489.27
County Ditch #47 (80473) 4,220.15
Joint Ditch #11 (80117) 4,337.79
Joint Ditch #13 (83136) 14,787.34
Joint Ditch #18 (84180) 4,053.28
Joint Ditch #18 Lat C (81181) 9,494.78
Joint Ditch #29 Rep A & B (80297) 1,681.49
Joint Ditch #29 Lat B (81293) 1,138.31
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $148,718.25
Road & Bridge Fund 35,139.92
County Park Fund 10.00
Solid Waste-Transfer Station
Fund 1,190.82
Regional Library 51,708.00
County Nurse Fund 1,174.48
Family Service Fund 2,939.83
Capital Projects Fund 820.80
State Collection Fund 1,020.00
Credit Card:
General Revenue Fund 829.34
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
With no further business, motion by Swenson, seconded by Strand, the board adjourned at 9:08 a.m.
Meeker County Board MinutesNov. 15, 2011
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on November 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 Attorney Stephanie Beckman, County Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig. Absent: Jim Swenson
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
The board allowed time for comments from the public however no one appeared.
Motion by Benoit, second by Strand to amend agenda to address resignations.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Kutzke and Benoit voted “Yes”. Motion carried.
The following employees were recognized for years of service:
Roxanne Rueckert, Treasurer’s Office - 5 years
Michelle Fischer, Attorney’s Office - 25 years
Carol Johnson, Veterans Service Office - 30 years
The board heard a report from Holly Kovorik, Administrator, Sauk River Watershed District.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Kutzke to accept resignation from Jared Taber, Probation agent, effective November 22, 2011 and approve request to advertise position.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Strand, second by Kutzke to approve request to promote Sue Carlson to Corrections Sergeant, effective December 1, 2011.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Benoit, second by Gabrielson to enter contract for Off Highway Vehicle Enforcement Grant, effective period of grant is October 1, 2011, through June 30, 2013.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Strand, second by Benoit to approve amendment to the Agreement for the Provision of Inmate Health Services at Meeker County Law Enforcement Center.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Benoit, second by Strand to approve Professional Services Amendment NR.3 to License Agreement NR 289 between Computer Information Systems Inc., and Meeker County for Mobile E-Citation system.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Benoit to approve Bill Hudson to as needed part-time Investigator, in addition to current full-time deputy, effective immediately.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Benoit, second by Strand to approve interim use permit for Knife River Corporation for mining, processing, crushing and washing aggregate material in an Agricultural District with conditions.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Benoit to approve interim use permit for Knife River Corporation to operate an asphalt plant and the recycling and stockpiling of asphalt material in an A-1 Agricultural Preservation district with conditions.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Benoit to approve interim use permit for Darwin Hohenstein to locate a recreational camping vehicle on site for more than thirty continuous days throughout the season in a R-1 suburban Residential District with conditions.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Strand, second by Benoit to approve conditional use permit for Wayne Johnson to construct a 39.9 KW turbine wind tower facility with a total eight of one hundred eighty-nine feet for personal use with conditions.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Kutzke to approve seasonal snowplow operators, Randy Hamann, Brad Thomas, Nicholas Kranz, David Laabs, Rick Thompson, Calvin Anderson, Ron Pagel, Dennis Kielty, Phillip McFarland, Bill LaPlante, Bruce Johnson, Doug Mortenson, Rudy Burgstaler, Buck Hickman, Eric Grimsgard, and Louis Huber.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”. Motion carried.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Benoit to adopt the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, THAT PURSUANT to Minnesota State Statute 161.36, the Commissioner of Transportation be appointed as Agent of Meeker County to accept as its agent, federal aid funds which may be made available for eligible transportation related projects.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the County Board Chairman and County Auditor are hereby authorized and directed for and on behalf of the County to execute and enter into an agreement with the Commissioner of Transportation prescribing the terms and conditions of said federal aid participation as set forth and contained in “Minnesota Department of Transportation Agency Agreement No. 00047”, a copy of which said agreement was before the County Board and which is made a part hereof by reference.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”.
Ronald Mortensen, Meeker County Highway Engineer, updated the board on the township meeting regarding potential funding source for Salisbury Bridge Repair Project.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Benoit to adopt the following resolution:
WHEREAS, an application for a lawful gambling license exemption was considered from the V.F.W. Post 2818,
WHEREAS, Lake Ripley is located at the southwest edge of the City of Litchfield and in Litchfield Township,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED to approve the application for an Exemption from a Lawful Gambling License for the V.F.W. Post 2818 on February 18, 2012, on Lake Ripley.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”.
Motion by Strand, second by Benoit to approve accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $77,202.85
Road & Bridge Fund 67,472.72
County Park Fund 2,603.65
Solid Waste-Transfer Station
Fund 1,173.06
County Nurse Fund 4,432.68
Family Service Fund 2,732.82
Capital Projects Fund 18,608.27
Tax Forfeit Property
Fund 26,153.95
Hospital Fund 362,713.84
Hospital Fund 220,402.75
Credit Card:
General Revenue Fund 4,940.81
Solid Waste-Transfer Station
Fund 1,150.03
County Nurse Fund 621.75
Family Services Bldg Fund 207.19
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Benoit to accept resignation from Mike Halterman, Maintenance Superintendent, effective December 31, 2011.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”.
Motion by Strand, second by Gabrielson to approve request to advertise for Highway Department Maintenance superintendent.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”.
Motion by Strand, second by Benoit to accept resignation from Margaret Dockery, Zoning Department Secretary, effective January 31, 2012.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Swenson and Benoit voted “yes”.
With no further business, motion by Benoit, seconded by Strand, the board adjourned at 10:53 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on December 8, 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 Dec. 19, 2011.

FILING NOTICEFRENCH LAKE TOWNSHIP
The ANNUAL ELECTION AND TOWN MEETING for French Lake Township will be held on Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 at the French Lake Township Hall.
The Offices to be elected are:
One Supervisor for a 3-year term
One Clerk for a 2-year term
Affidavits of candidacy may be filed with the Township Clerk from January 3rd, 2012, to January 17th, 2012. Filings close at 5:00 p.m. on January 17th, 2012. The filing fee is $2.00.
The ANNUAL MEETING will convene after the polls close at 8 p.m.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Dec. 19, and 26, 2011.

FILING NOTICE TOCOLLINWOOD TOWNSHIPRESIDENTS
Notice is hereby given to Collinwood Township residents that filing for candidacy of one supervisor for a term of 3 years and one clerk for a term of 2 years will open Tuesday, January 3, 2012 and will close at 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday January 17, 2012. Candidates will have until 5:00 P.M. January 19, 2012 to withdraw. File at clerk’s home, Larry Ostlund, 17757 745th Ave, Dassel, MN 55325
Larry Ostlund
Collinwood Township Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Dec. 19, and 26, 2011.

PUBLIC NOTICE OFSPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
Notice is hereby given that the Cokato City Council, Wright County, Minnesota will meet in a Special Council Meeting Tuesday, December 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the council chambers to consider an amended Resolution Adopting 2011 Payable 2012 Ad Valorem Tax Levy.
Peggy Carlson
City Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Dec. 19, 2011.

MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE
CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME
Minnesota Statues Chapter 333
The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business.
1. State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Transitions Counseling
2. State the address of the principal place of business. 115 W 3rd St. W., Cokato, MN 55321
3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name or if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address. Tracy Acker, Counseling, LLC, 115 W 3rd St. W, Cokato, MN 55321
4. I certify that I am authorized to sign this certificate and I further certify that I understand that by signing this certificate, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Minnesota Statutes section 609.48 as if I had signed this certificate under oath.
Date: 10/10/11
/s/ Tracy Acker
owner
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch, Dec. 19, and 26, 2011.

FILING NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that a Township Election in the Town of Cokato Township, County of Wright, State of Minnesota, will be held on March 13th, 2012.
Affidavits of candidacy may be filed with the Town Clerk, 5363 Rhoades Ave SW, Cokato, MN between the hours of 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. from January 3rd, 2012 to January 17th, 2012 (filing closes at 5 p.m. on January 17th) for the offices of:
One (1) Supervisor 3 year term
One (1) Clerk 2 year term.
There is a $2.00 filing fee.
Brad Morris, Cokato Township Clerk.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Dec. 19, and 26, 2011.