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Meeker County BoardDec. 8, 2011 minutes
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on December 8, 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, 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 Swenson, second by Benoit to approve board minutes for November 1 and 15, 2011.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson to approve agenda as printed.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Gabrielson to approve 2012 Medical Consultant Agreement between Dr. Richard Searl and Meeker County Public Health.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Swenson to acknowledge Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) in the amount of $19,896.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Benoit to approve Joint Powers Agreement between Meeker County Sheriff’s Department and State of Minnesota, acting through the Eighth Judicial District.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Kutzke to approve Motorola Services Agreement, NICE Gold package at a cost of $29,870.76, for the period of November 1, 2011 through October 31, 2012.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Benoit to approve Motorola Services Agreement for the Armer Network at a cost of $68,616.60 for a period of November 1, 2011 through October 31, 2012.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Swenson to approve the 2012 Agreement between the University of Minnesota and Meeker County for providing Extension programs locally and employing Extension Staff.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Strand, to advance $45,000 to Tax Forfeit Fund from Revenue Fund.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Gabrielson to adopt the following resolution
WHEREAS, The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) is the accepted standard-setting body for establishing governmental accounting and financial reporting standards; and
WHEREAS, Prior to GASB Statement No. 54 - Fund Balance Reporting and Governmental Fund Type Definitions, ending fund balance were specified as reserved, designated, or unreserved; and
WHEREAS, For year ending December 31, 2011, Meeker County shall implement GASB Statement 54; and reclassify the ending fund balances into five categories: nonspendable, restricted, committed, assigned, and unassigned; and
WHEREAS, The County may have different fund types and different accounting requirements for budgetary purposes than it has for financial statement reporting purposes.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED to adopt the Meeker County Fund Balance Policy.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Kutzke to adopt the following resolution:
WHEREAS, Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement No. 54 ensures financial statement reporting compliance;
WHEREAS, Fund Balance Reporting Policy has been adopted by the Meeker County Board of Commissioners;
WHEREAS, Fund Balance Classifications include nonspendable, restricted, committed, assigned and unassigned;
WHEREAS, Meeker County Regional Library Fund has been established as a special revenue fund for the purpose of tracking the Regional Library Tax Levy revenue and disbursements;
WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners are the government’s highest level of decision-making authority for Meeker County;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Meeker County Board of Commissioners acknowledges amounts reported in the Regional Library Fund are constrained for a specific purpose.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, in compliance with GASB Statement No. 54, the fund balance reported in the Regional Library Fund are “Committed”.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve the 2012 County Board of Commissioners meeting schedule.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to adopt the 2012 Meeker County Holiday Schedule.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Kutzke to approve the State of Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources Block Grant Agreement for the period of September 1, 2011, through June 30, 2013.
Motion carried unanimously.
Bids were opened for Courthouse Security Project as follows:
Cornerstone of Willmar, Inc. $175,000
Alt #1 $11,200
Alt #2 no chg
Derau Construction, Burnsville 195,400
Alt #1 7,600
Alt. #2 no chg
Ebert Construction, Corcoran 198,200
Alt. #1 16,130
Alt. #2 54,060
Gopher State Contractors, Rice 214,279
Alt. #1 18,300
Alt. #2 no chg
JS Cates Construction, Hamel 180,000
Alt. #1 11,000
Alt. #2 no chg
Kue Contractors, Watkins 161,922
Alt #1 13,594
Alt. #2 no chg
Marge Magnuson Const.,
Minnetonka 177,679
Alt. #1 18,000
Alt. #2 no chg
Motion by Swenson, second by Strand to table courthouse project bids for review.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Strand to approve payment of accounts payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $91,940.93
Road & Bridge Fund 21,302.06
County Parks Fund 1,241.30
Solid Waste-Transfer Fund 2,430.93
County Nurse Fund 7,285.73
Family Services Bldg Fund 3,933.44
Capital Projects Fund 26,357.12
Tax Forfeit Property Fund 80.92
Debt Service Fund 750.00
Ditch Fund 4,136.87
Credit Card:
General Revenue Fund 3,312.70
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to approve the hospital payables of $425,166.40.
Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Swenson, seconded by Benoit the board adjourned at 9:08 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on Thursday, December 13, at 6:00 p.m. in the Community meeting room, Meeker County Courthouse, to discuss the 2012 budget and levy.
Meeker County BoardDec. 13, 2011 minutes
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on December 13, 2011, at the Meeker County Courthouse, in the City of Litchfield, Minnesota.
Call to order was at 6:00 p.m. by Vice-Chair Jim Swenson.
In attendance were Commissioners Jim Swenson, Wally Strand, Roney Kutzke, and Tim Benoit, County Attorney Stephanie Beckman, County Auditor Barbara Loch, County Administrator Paul Virnig. Staff representing various departments included County Assessor Robert Anderson, Highway Engineer Ronald Mortensen, Social Service Director Clark Gustafson, Chief Probation Officer Tammy Thompson, Chief Deputy Sheriff Brad Lindgren, and County Recorder Elaine Lenhard. Also, State Representative Dean Urdahl. There were nineteen members from the public.
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance.
Public input was received and the proposed 2012 budget and levy was discussed by the Commissioners. Hearing was closed.
With no further business, motion by Benoit, seconded by Strand the board adjourned at 7:55 p.m.
The next meeting of the County Board will be on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. in the County Board meeting room, Meeker County Courthouse.
Meeker County BoardDec. 20, 2011 minutes
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners met on December 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, Dave Gabrielson, Jim Swenson, Roney Kutzke, and Tim Benoit, County Auditor Barbara Loch, County Attorney Stephanie Beckman, 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, seconded by Benoit the agenda was approved as printed.
Motion carried unanimously.
The following employees were recognized for years of service: Tracey Hedtke, Extension Office Manager - 5 years Dennis Kielty, Seasonal Highway Snowplow operator - 10 years
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Strand to accept resignation from Amy Rausch, Deputy Assessor, effective December 28, 2011, and approve request to advertise for full time Appraiser.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to acknowledge December Hospital board meeting report and 2012 budget summary.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Swenson to approve Snowmobile Safety Enforcement Grant for fiscal years 2012 and 2013 in the amount of $6,920.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, second by Benoit to approve Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative/MCAPS Contract for professional services, time period of eight (8) years, effective January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2019.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to enter State of Minnesota Joint Powers Agreement with the County of Meeker on behalf of its County Attorney and Sheriff to use systems and tools available over the State’s criminal justice data communications network for which the County is eligible.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to increase Joann Gatz hours to 33 per week effective January 1, 2012.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Strand to approve conditional use permit for Schiefelbein Farms LLC to expand an existing feedlot with a total capacity of 1,910 animal units with conditions.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Kutzke to adopt a resolution in support of the proposed change to the statutory boundary of Greenleaf State Recreation Area as outlined. Complete legal on file in Auditor’s Office.
Motion carried unanimously.
Kristin Cote, Planning and Zoning Administrator, presented the board with recommendations for fee schedule changes as follows:
Increase single-wide mobile home permit fee - $250
Increase double-wide mobile home permit fee - $300
Building eligibility transfer review - new fee $50
Septic permit soil verification - new fee $100
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Benoit to approve the Planning and Zoning fee schedule changes as outlined above, effective January1, 2012.
Motion carried unanimously.
Stephanie Beckman, Meeker County Attorney, updated the board regarding non-compliance zoning ordinance issues on property owned by Mark and Laura Loch, Daniel Kallevig, Arthur and Mary Osmundson and Bluewater Partners, LLC.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to affirm order to cease and/or abate violation on property owned by Arthur and Mary Osmundson at 63455 230th Street, Litchfield, Minnesota.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Benoit to affirm order to cease and/or abate violation on property owned by Bluewater Partners, LLC, at 24094 Minnesota Highway 22, Litchfield, Minnesota.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Kutzke to approve request to obtain quotes for a new snowplow truck.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Strand, second by Benoit to accept resignations from Ronald Winings and Donald Toutges, Highway Maintenance, effective March 31, 2012.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Gabrielson to approve request to advertise two highway maintenance positions.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to table discussion regarding State Aid for Local Transportation project for Meeker County.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Benoit to approve severance payment for Jared Taber.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kutzke, second by Swenson to appoint Nyla Stafford to Minnesota Extension Service Committee for a three-year term, said term to expire December 31, 2014.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Swenson to reappoint Greg Nelson to the Minnesota Extension Service Committee for a three-year term, said term to expire December 31, 2014.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Kutzke to reappoint Dave Gabrielson, Commissioner, for a two- year term and Greg Brock and Dale Smolnisky for three-year terms on the Hospital Board, said terms to expire December 31, 2013 and December 31, 2014 respectively.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Kutzke to reappoint Anno Johnson, Dr. Richard Searl and Jim Swenson to the Public Health Advisory Committee for two-year terms, said terms to expire December 31, 2013.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Kutzke to reappoint Dwight Dahlman to the Board of Adjustments for a three-year term, said term to expire December 31, 2014.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to reappoint Dr. Quinn Strobl as Medical Examiner for 2012.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, second by Swenson to reappoint Wally Strand to the Prairie Country Resource Conservation and Development Council, DuWayne Albright as alternate.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Kutzke to reappoint Jim Swenson to the Law Library Committee for a three-year term, Wally Strand to the Joint Powers Radio Board with Dave Gabrielson as alternate and Roney Kutzke to the Meeker Public Transit board for two-year terms.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Kutzke to approve payment of accounts
payable as follows:
General Revenue Fund $168,237.93
Road & Bridge Fund 47,621.54
Human Services Fund 1,938.26
County Parks Fund 2,971.39
Solid Waste-Transfer Fund 3,580.42
County Nurse Fund 9,681.07
Family Services Bldg Fund 4,131.64
Capital Projects Fund 19,577.15
Tax Forfeit Property Fund 1,500.00
Ditch Fund 11,055.91
Hospital Fund 363,284.58
Credit Cards:
General Revenue Fund 5,642.15
Solid Waste Fund (690.00)
County Nurse Fund 3,021.01
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Benoit, second by Kutzke to approve transfer from County Ditch Fund to Revenue Fund loans payments for County Ditch 20 ($700) and County Ditch 41 ($3,000).
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Swenson, second by Benoit to approve loan for County Ditch 36 in the amount of $3,000 and transfer these funds from Revenue to Ditch Fund.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Gabrielson, seconded by Kutzke to adopt the 2012 Meeker County Levy and approve the County budget acknowledging no cost of living changes for employees and elected officials, two percent reduction in Health Insurance cost, and County Commissioner’s salary to remain at $21,996 annually.
Be it resolved a levy in the amount of $6,739,991 be and the same is hereby levied on all taxable property in Meeker County, Minnesota, for County Revenue purposes for the year 2012.
Be it resolved a levy in the amount of $1,644,199 be and the same is hereby levied on all taxable property in Meeker County, Minnesota, for County Road and Bridge purposes for the year 2012.
Be it resolved a levy in the amount of $2,684,884 be and the same is hereby levied on all taxable property in Meeker County, Minnesota, for County Social Service purposes for the year 2012.
Be it resolved a levy in the amount of $67,011 be and the same is hereby levied on all taxable property in Meeker County, Minnesota, for the County Family Services Building purposes for the year 2012.
Be it resolved a levy in the amount of $977,710 be and the same is hereby levied on all taxable property in Meeker County, Minnesota, for the Debt Services purposes for the year 2012.
Be it resolved a levy in the amount of $194,287 be and the same is hereby levied on all taxable property in Meeker County, Minnesota, except the City of Litchfield, for Regional Library purposes for the year 2012.
Be it resolved that the budget for the various county offices, departments or functions, copies of which are filed in the office of the County Auditor, for the year 2012 be and are hereby approved in the amount per department as follows:
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Agricultural Inspector $5,000
Appropriations 232,790
Appropriation: Public Health 387,440
Appropriation: Park 157,097
Assessor 354,500
Attorney 646,028
Auditor 355,314
Board of Commissioners 225,838
Central Service 50,500
Computer Services 180,488
Court Administration 25,000
Court Services 441,572
County Administrator 180,097
Data Processing AS-400 52,100
Debt Services 1,124,592
Economic Development 95,000
Emergency Management 74,446
Enhance 911 145,435
Extension Service 169,190
Family Services Maint. 412,264
Gravel Tax 45,000
Law Library 26,550
Maintenance CH&LEC 424,639
Medical Examiner 69,000
Planning and Zoning 437,381
Recorder 190,446
Regional Library 206,832
Road & Bridge 5,798,592
Sheriff 4,098,429
Social Services 6,465,839
Solid Waste Management 113,763
State Accounting Services 72,000
Surveyor 7,500
Technology Compliance 50,000
Treasurer 335,959
Veteran Services 149,449
Wireless Communication 118,753
Unallocated 243,100
That the Budget for Public Health Nursing for the year beginning January 1, 2012, be in the amount of $1,579,940 with the County portion being $387,440 and is hereby approved.
That the budget for Parks for the year beginning January 1, 2012, be in the amount of $240,337 with the County portion being $157,097 and is hereby approved.
That the budget for the Transfer Station for the year beginning January 1, 2012, be in the amount of $90,000 with the County portion being zero and is hereby approved.
Commissioners Strand, Gabrielson, Kutzke and Swenson voted “Yes”. Commissioner Benoit voted “No”. Motion carried 4-1
Motion by Strand, second by Swenson to award courthouse security improvement project to Kue Contractor, for $175,516, base bid plus alternate #1.
Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business, motion by Strand, seconded by Swenson the board adjourned at 11:00 a.m. The next meeting of the County Board will be on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. in the County Board meeting room, Meeker County Courthouse.
Meeker County BoardDec. 20, 2011 minutes
The County Board convened as the County Ditch Authority on December 20, 2011.
Present: Commissioners - Wally Strand, Dave Gabrielson, Jim Swenson, Roney Kutzke, and Tim Benoit, County Auditor Barbara Loch, and County Administrator Paul Virnig.
Barb Loch discussed the need for information meeting with landowners on County Ditch 35 and 44. County Ditch 35 has a project that is expected to cost more than $10,000. County Ditch 44 has an application from Clearwater River Watershed District for a Water Quality Improvement Project on Clear Lake.
Motion by Strand, second by Benoit, to set a Public Hearing/information meeting for January 17, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. respectively for County Ditch 35 and County Ditch 44.
Motion carried unanimously.
With no further business before the Ditch Authority, motion by Swenson, second by Kutzke the Ditch Authority adjourned at 11:08 a.m.
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 Jan, 9, 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICECity of DasselSpecial Meeting / Work SessionMonday, January 9th, 2012 6:00pm
The Dassel City Council will conduct a Special Meeting/Work Shop for the consideration of the following subjects:
1. 2012 Project Priorities
2. 2012 Goals and Objectives
Any interested parties are encouraged to attend the meeting if they wish to hear the discussion or for their comments to be heard. A work session is for discussion only and will not include council action on any of the subject matters.
This meeting will be conducted by the Dassel City Council on Monday, January 9th, 2012 at 6:00pm, and held at the Dassel City Hall, 460 Third Street, Dassel, MN This public hearing is duly called by the Dassel City Council.
Myles Mc Grath
Administrator-Clerk/Treasurer
City of Dassel
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Jan. 9, 2012