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Wright County Board Minutes
AUGUST 28, 2001
The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Mattson, Eichelberg, Sawatzke, Jude, and Russek present.
Eichelberg moved to approve the minutes of 8-21-01 as presented, seconded by Russek, carried unanimously.
Petitions were accepted to the Agenda as follows: Aud./Treas. Item #2, "County Ditch 15 Meeting" (Gruber); Item For Consid. #3, "Clarification On Gravel Tax-Hennepin County" (Jude); Item For Consid. #4, "Set Personnel Committee Of The Whole Meeting" (Norman); "Schedule Closed Session For 10:00 A.M. RE: Buffalo Bituminous" (Asleson). Eichelberg moved to approve the Agenda as amended, seconded by Sawatzke, carried 5-0.
On a motion by Russek, second by Eichelberg, all voted to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
1. Performance Appraisals: A. Seger, J. Webb, Ct. Admin.; C. Cordell, Hwy.; R. Borell, Parks; T. Doerr, Sher.; J. Ahlm, T. Andersen, T. Eull, C. Flemming, M. Miller, C. Poirier, Sher./Cr.; R. Bonk, D. Ernst, VS/CD.
2. Claim, MCIT, $2,500 (Deductible, Evan v. Wright).
1. Claim - Anderson Trucking (Fund 34 - Fairgrounds) $1,025.00 - Sheep Barn Buckshot.
2. Claim - Westbend Electric (Fund 34 - Fairgrounds) $1,875.00 - Sheep Barn Services.
1. Approve The Maintenance Agreement With The City Of Buffalo For CR 134.
2. Approve 2001 Maintenance Agreements Between Wright County And Eight Cities.
1. August 2001 Parks Commission Minutes.
Sheriff Gary Miller presented a retirement plaque to Patrick Miller for dedicated service from 1973 to 2001. Miller worked as Dispatcher/Jailer until 1988 when he joined the Warrant/Transport Division. Miller transported in excess of 10,000 people during this time and traveled in excess of 500,000 miles. Miller was described as dependable, always willing to provide assistance, and a person involved in many civic organizations.
Doug Gruber, Auditor/Treasurer, informed the Board that a County Ditch 15 Meeting will be held at 10:30 A.M. in Cokato at the Norseman Cafe.
The claims listing was reviewed. Gruber made two corrections: Page 2, Alicia Heitkamp, $53.72, from Acct. 6441 to 6331; Page 7, MN CVSO Secretaries Association, $102.00, from Acct. 6334 to 6338. Mattson questioned a claim on page 11, 4 M's Communication Company, $294.00, for repair of a booth in the Jail. Mattson felt that if the damage were caused by an inmate or a visitor that potentially they should fund the repair. Russek noted that $24,338.00 in juvenile detention fees and another $1,300.00 in home detention fees was paid with this claims listing. Sawatzke pointed out that the cost for bed space at the East Central Juvenile Center is lower than the Anoka County Juvenile Detention Center due to the contract. Russek moved to approve the claims as listed in the abstract, subject to audit, noting the changes made. The motion was seconded by Mattson and carried 5-0.
On a motion by Mattson, second by Eichelberg, all voted to reappoint Tony Onnen to the Wright County Community Action Board of Directors for another three-year term. Onnen's current term expires 9-8-01.
Sawatzke moved to adopt Resolution #01-66 approving a Charitable Gambling Application (Annual Off-Site Gambling) for the Monticello Lions Club, Monte Club, 10-8-01. The motion was seconded by Mattson and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
Jude referenced an article written relating to comments he made about Sherburne and Hennepin Counties collecting gravel tax. Counties can collect gravel tax on gravel which is being imported if the County of origin does not collect the tax. However, Jude was informed that Hennepin County does not collect this tax even though they have the authority. Sawatzke said that their not doing so may be in violation of State Statute. In discussions with the Hennepin County Auditor, Gruber learned that the position of the Hennepin County Attorney is that the Statute cannot be enforced as it is beyond their County boundaries.
On a motion by Eichelberg, second by Mattson, all voted to establish a Personnel Committee Of The Whole meeting on 9-11-01 at 10:30 A.M. Richard Norman, County Coordinator, stated that Frank Madden's Office has completed their analysis on the Fair Labor Standards Act on various employees in the County and they are prepared to present the report to the Board.
Wayne Fingalson, Highway Engineer, distributed a tentative Transportation Committee Of The Whole (TCOTW) Agenda scheduled for 9-10-01 at 9:30 A.M. He said that he did not include the Darrell Kelly issue due to the last response received from Kelly. Fingalson's felt correspondence should be sent to Kelly indicating that the County's position stands relative to the County not being able to legally record a document which Kelly has requested. Russek moved to approve the TCOTW Agenda as presented, seconded by Eichelberg, carried 5-0. The Agenda is: 1) Discuss letter from Con-Mix, LLC, RE: Delano Maintenance Shop/Property; 2) Discuss Cokato Truck Station Road Access Issue; 3) Discuss Proposed CR 106 Project in Monticello Township; 4) Discuss Cooperative Agreement with St. Michael RE: "Fields of St. Michael" Development; 5) Review Options for Albertville Truck Station; 6) Discuss Policy on Driveway Paving on Future Construction Jobs; 7) Review Proposed Street Lighting Policy.
Brian Asleson, Chief Deputy Attorney, said that all final grant documents have been received from the DNR relating to the purchase of 240 additional acres for Ney Park. The closing date is schedule for 9-4-01 at 2:30 P.M. Asleson requested approval of the claim and funding sources. The County is required to acquire the property, extend the funds, and provide proof of the expenditure to the DNR in order to obtain reimbursement of the $450,000. The total amount of the purchase for the land is $829,714.89. Asleson requested that the Board authorize signatures on the documents by Marc Mattice and himself. Discussion followed on the funding sources. Asleson presented the following funding sources: Plat Dedication Funds ($159,033.15), DNR Grant ($450,000.00), Site Acquisition ($221,216.85). Norman suggested that the payment be made from the balance of the Park Dedication Fund and the remainder from the General Revenue Fund. The General Fund can be paid back from Park Dedication Funds collected in the future. Eichelberg moved to approve the purchase from the Park Dedication Fund and General Fund, with the General Fund being reimbursed as Park Dedication Fees are collected. The motion was seconded by Sawatzke. In response to a question by Sawatzke, Norman stated that the Site Acquisition line item, Budget 820, has not been included in the last several budgets. Gruber stated that account is not reflected in the revenue summary provided each month but it is included in the financial statement. Sawatzke said he was concerned with earmarking all future Park Dedication Fees for reimbursement of the General Fund in case that another purchase of land presents itself. Eichelberg and Sawatzke made a friendly amendment to the motion indicating that the payment will be made from the General Fund noting that at the end of each year, the Board will review the balance of the Park Dedication Fund and determine what amount will be transferred to the General Fund. Ralph Borell, Parks, stated the land will be rented out for two years. They will also apply for CRP funding for a cover crop. The area will eventually be made into trails. Jude added that the Parks Administrator plans to contact Mankato State University in an attempt to have their students do a layout of this area as one of their projects. The motion carried 3-2 with Russek and Mattson casting the nay votes. Eichelberg moved to authorize signatures of Asleson and Mattice, seconded by Sawatzke, carried 3-2 with Russek and Mattson casting the nay votes.
The meeting recessed at 9:39 A.M. A Closed Session was held at 10:00 A.M. for a briefing on potential litigation. The Closed Session ended at 10:20 A.M. The regular meeting was reconvened and recessed until 1:30 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 1:30 P.M. to hear Tobacco Compliance Appeals. Asleson indicated that as this was a civil hearing, the Board would handle the appeals informally. He suggested hearing the appeal and from those who performed the checks. Jon Young, Public Health, distributed the Wright County Tobacco Compliance Overview outlining the history, training, checks and notification process used. The 1998 State Law required MN Counties to adopt the Youth Tobacco Access Ordinance, which Wright County adopted in 1998. The Ordinance requires yearly tobacco compliance checks and the involvement of staff from Public Health, Sheriff, Auditor/Treasurer and County Attorney on an established action plan that summarizes the compliance check process. As part of the checks, six teens (ages 16-17) from area schools and Explorer Scouts were trained as Compliance Checkers. The focus of the training included emphasis on honesty, the requirement to provide true appearance and actual drivers' license, emphasis on confidentiality, and the consent of their parents. During a 1.5 week period in May, 84 of 99 Wright County tobacco retailers were checked once in three rounds between 1:00-8:00 P.M. Each check involved two teens, a Sheriff's Deputy and staff from Public Health. The protocol used was: 1) Teen attempted to make purchase and provided true identification if asked; 2) Told to be honest if teen asked whether they were 18 years old; 3) Check was discontinued if teen knew anyone in store; 4) Teen attempted to obtain physical description and name of clerk, as well as tobacco price and receipt only if offered; 5) After the purchase, teen returned to unmarked Sheriff's car and turned over the tobacco product to County employees. Evidence was immediately placed in an evidence bag, sealed and recorded with date and time of sale. The teen also provided the clerk description and cost of the tobacco product which the County employees recorded on a separate sheet of paper. The following notification procedures were used: 1) The day after the check was completed, Public Health staff completed necessary paperwork regarding establishments which sold tobacco and sent it to the Auditor/Treasurer and County Attorney staff for processing of violations and fines; 2) Public Health notified/thanked establishments which did not sell within a few days of the checks. In 1999, all establishments received Merchant Education packets and a copy of the County Tobacco Ordinance from Public Health. In response to Jude, Young explained that one of the reasons businesses are not given notice on the spot that a violation has occurred is that the business owners may then contact other business owners and give them a warning that the checks are taking place. The vehicle used is an investigator's car. Today, the Board was furnished with a "Tobacco Compliance Check Form" which outlines business name and address, the date and time of the check, whether a purchase was attempted, initials/age/sex of the buyer, Public Health/Sheriff staff initials, whether the officer viewed the transaction, whether the sale was made, if age was asked, if ID was requested/shown, type of purchase and tobacco product, amount spent, and clerk information.
A & M Liquor, St. Michael. Mike Elsenpeter, owner, asked for proof that the compliance check occurred as he only received a letter of violation by mail. He said no one at his establishment was cited. The Board referenced the Tobacco Compliance Check Form as proof of the sale, reflecting the initials of the teen and staff from Sheriff and Public Health. Since these were civil cases being heard today, staff chose not to bring the teen in who made the purchase. Deputy Eric Leander, Deputy Brian Johnson and Jon Young, Public Health, were involved with the checks and were present for discussion today. Asleson explained that by County Ordinance, it is a civil violation to sell to a minor and the fine is an administrative penalty or civil fine. The process today is one level by which the retailer can appeal, but they do have the right to file in District Court. In District Court, the retailer could demand the minor testify or provide evidence. There are no rules set up for the appeal process before the County Board. With the compliance checks, three people were present and one makes the purchase. He suggested the Board review the totality of the evidence. The initial violation notice, sent from the Auditor's Office, provides the name of the establishment, the date of the compliance check and the amount of the fine. Young provided the detail of the compliance check for A&M Liquor, stating that the check was made on 5-31-01 at 5:34 P.M. Officer Leander stated that he was present at A&M Liquor during the check and as soon as the teen came back to the vehicle, the tobacco product was placed in an evidence bag. Documentation of the incident was then noted on the Tobacco Compliance Check Form. In response to Mattson, Young indicated that staff observes the transaction from the vehicle instead of accompanying the teen into the store. Elsenpeter questioned how many complaints had been received against A&M Liquor in the past year. Jude responded that he assumed only one. Elsenpeter felt the actions by the County were entrapment or a scam and that this never would have happened otherwise, as many minors do not come into a liquor store to buy cigarettes. He also said it was a busy time of the day. Jude referenced the Tobacco Compliance Check Form that reflected an ID was requested and shown. Elsenpeter responded that unless better proof is provided, he will execute Article I, Section 3 of the MN Constitution and have a jury trial. He said he will proceed if the whole matter is not dropped. He questioned why a judge was not present and said he did not appreciate receiving a $75 fine due to entrapment. Jude said the County Board was here today to enforce the Ordinance which was in place. Mattson and Jude both referenced instances where an adult purchased cigarettes and gave them to minors. Elsenpeter suggested that the Board may make their decision outside of this forum. Sawatzke said this would not happen.
Asleson indicated that the Ordinance doesn't indicate the process on the decision, only that the alleged violator is awarded a hearing on the matter. The Board can either uphold the violation or overturn it, and that can either be done today or be taken under advisement. In criminal proceedings, the court must make a ruling within 90 days. Asleson said that as several months have already elapsed from the alleged violation that the Board should act as expediently as possible. It was reiterated the County is mandated by State Law to perform compliance checks on any establishment issued a tobacco license by Wright County. Jude stated that the establishments should be notified as soon as possible of the violation and that may not necessarily have been done. He felt the County process needed to be revisited so this is done in a timely manner. Elsenpeter again said he felt there was no proof that this sale occurred. Deputy Johnson said deputies are sworn officers who take a solemn oath from the State of Minnesota and are not out to trick people. The proof was presented when the teen brought the tobacco product back to the vehicle. Jude said it was not a matter of questioning the integrity of the deputies but of the process used. The cigarettes were either bought or stolen and the deputies would not have seen the money exchange hands. Deputy Johnson said that some of the teens were Explorer Scouts who work closely with the Sheriff's Department and their credibility is good as well. Elsenpeter responded that the Board did not have any proof except for the word of staff. Russek responded that the deputies are sworn deputies and Elsenpeter had the right to present his case before a judge. Asleson said that if the Board were to make a ruling in favor of upholding the violation, it should state this based on the evidence presented in reference to the Tobacco Compliance Check Form. Jude said he personally would take the whole works and throw it out. He feels the violations occurred and the establishments were caught, but he felt in fairness to the businesses that they should be notified as soon as possible so corrective action could be taken. Elsenpeter said that in defense of his employee, they would have no incentive to sell to a minor and that they have worked there for a number of years. He said they have never had a violation on liquor sales. He felt trickery had been used even though the Deputy had said this had not happened. He said the check was intentionally performed at 5:30 P.M. which is a busy time of day for the store. Young did not feel trickery or entrapment claims were a fair assessment of the tobacco checks, as checks are also performed on city water, milk, gasoline, etc.
Gloria Gooler, Auditor/Treasurer Secretary, said that in 1998 when the Ordinance was adopted, she assisted Auditor/Treasurer Darla Groshens with mailing both the tobacco license application and Ordinance to businesses. Since that time, all new businesses have been provided the same information.
Jim Lindberg, Silver Creek Township, said he was a concerned citizen who had worked for 31 years with the Monticello School System (now retired) and has worked with youth on tobacco related training. One example he cited was teens learning a lesson on tobacco resistance and teaching it to 5th grade students. He referenced students addressing the Board on tobacco resistance in 1998. He asked that the Board keep teens in mind when they make their decisions as this Ordinance does affect them. They will take notice of how the Ordinance is upheld. He said some of the teens he works with were involved with these assessments several years ago and are proud of what they did. Mattson said the students were supportive of a $75 fine to youth caught with tobacco products. Mattson, however, did not feel that enforcement in this area was good.
In response to Sawatzke, Gruber indicated that of the 58 businesses found not in compliance, 53 did not challenge the penalty and $4400 in fines had been collected. Sawatzke referenced these other businesses and said although they did not support sales to minors, they paid the fine anyway as a mistake was made. Elsenpeter stated that the mistake would not have been made if not for entrapment. Russek stated the fact remains that a teen bought cigarettes at the store.
Jodi Churchill, Owner-H&H Sport Shop, said the reason she was present was due to procedure. She said her establishment received a violation and she knows it happened. Although her employee sold the cigarettes, she paid the fine. Other counties fine employees and Churchill felt that was what the County should do on the spot. H&H Sport Shop received two violations. Churchill said the $75 cannot be withheld from an employee's wages. She felt that this should be treated as a criminal act and the employee arrested and sent to court. Churchill did not feel she was liable for employees breaking the law and did not feel the current Ordinance was a good one as she learned of their second violation through another party. The process took 3-4 weeks. If it happens again, they will lose their license. She paid her fine but disagreed with it. Jude said Churchill had a valid point. Churchill stated she called and voiced her discontent after she received the violations, requesting that the process be reviewed.
Asleson interjected that he was troubled by the method of the hearing process. The dialogue was to pertain to the current compliance appeal. If this were to be heard at District Court, Asleson felt there was extraneous evidence which did not pertain to this violation. The hearing was to be conducted in an orderly fashion. The Ordinance does provide for clerks to be fined as well and they could be charged criminally. He referenced his prior update to the Board when more than 50% failed on the first compliance check and it was decided to only fine the retailers at that point. Any changes made hereafter would be made to the process but not to the Ordinances.
In the case of A&M Liquor, Sawatzke moved to support the decision that the violation did occur based on the findings submitted today and to uphold the $75 fine. The motion was seconded by Russek and carried 4-1 with Jude casting the nay vote. Jude said he voted against the motion on the grounds that the procedures need to be reviewed. He felt it was correct to uphold the Ordinance but unfair to businesses. He thought youth needed to be prevented from smoking. Mattson responded that this Board of Appeals provides for a public hearing. The decision has to be based on what is presented. He did not feel anyone's rights were violated.
Circle C Convenience: Adam Nardo was present on behalf of Circle C. Since the alleged violation in August in Clearwater, they have a handbook and procedures posted. The procedure extends to the cashier who knowingly sells to adults who then give to minors. He questioned the sale, stating the amount on the Compliance Check is $3.41. In reviewing computer records for that store, there is a $.40 difference in the cost. Relative to the minors making a purchase, they are not supervised nor sworn officers and are trained for one hour. He said it is common to receive citations right after they occur and felt this should have been done so the employee could have been confronted. Nardo questioned whether the teen was given money to make the purchase and whether the change was counted upon return to the vehicle. He questioned whether the event actually took place due to the mistake with change and the denial by his employee that it happened. When he requested a copy of the citation or receipt of sale, he was not provided one.
Deputy Leander referenced training Young took in order to train the youth. The teens are selected by their maturity level and responsibility. Previous discussion alluded to the honesty of youth, but the complaints being heard today were mostly completed by one individual who was trained on how to handle money, himself and what to do. Deputy Leander said that there were many more violations than anticipated, so those performing the checks had to use their own money in order to complete the checks. He said given this situation, there could be the possibility for error in counting back the correct change. He restated that when the teen went into the stores, there were no cigarettes in their possession. This was not the case when they came out of the store. Leander also said that if an adult had accompanied the teen into the store, the clerk would not have sold the cigarettes. Lt. Rollie Helgeson pointed out that if the clerk had asked for an ID, the price of the cigarettes would not even be an issue. Nardo stated that it was weeks before they learned of the violation. He felt there were procedural problems with the investigations and that Wright County is the only county where their stores do not receive a citation immediately after the incident.
In the case of Circle C Convenience, Russek moved to uphold the notification and that the Ordinance is enforced for a $75 fine. The motion was seconded by Mattson and carried 4-1 with Jude casting the nay vote. Nardo requested that the Board review the procedures.
Madigan's Pub & Grill: Chris Nelson said he has been bartending and selling cigarettes for 22 years and never seen a system implemented like this. He said he has passed every compliance check involved with his business. He felt that if a violation occurs, the clerk should be given a ticket immediately. Nelson said the letter stating they had failed compliance was received 3.5 weeks later and it is hard to then figure out which employee was involved. He felt the process should be changed and the fines should be stayed until the process is corrected. Nelson noted that the age of the clerk was 15 years different from that described by the teen. He suggested that when these checks are completed, all establishments in one town be done at one time and an adult accompany the youth. Deputy Leander said that police officers cannot issue civil fines. He felt that when an adult accompanies youth, it would appear obvious and the sale would not be made. Leander said alcohol checks were completely different, involving 18-20 year old people. He supported the teens stating they were honest. When they entered the store, they did not have cigarettes but did when they exited the store. Leander said all checks were completed in the same manner. Nelson questioned how he could be found guilty of an offense when he could not be told who the clerk was. Jude responded that he respected Nelson's comments but all businesses were treated the same. If a change is made, it will be made for all involved. The process was for a check by a minor without an officer present in the establishment. Gooler stated that in this case, there was a problem with the notification letter getting to them in a timely manner. The address on the application form was that of the business. In Maple Lake, a PO Box is required. The letter was returned to the County. Gooler then mailed the notice to the applicant's home address which was not included on the application form. Asleson indicated that it took approximately two weeks to mail the violation notices.
In the matter of Madigan's Pub & Grill, Mattson moved to uphold the tobacco compliance check findings and $75 fine as presented, seconded by Russek, carried 4-1 with Jude casting the nay vote.
Monty Tobacco Inc.: Yunes Abuisnaineh has been the Manager for three years. He supported the other testimony today relating to receiving notice of the citation immediately instead of two weeks later. He said that had he been notified, he could have checked his surveillance camera to verify if the sale had occurred. He said he has never sold to a minor and has no intention of doing so. Abuisnaineh also felt the officer should have been present during the purchase or at least come into the establishment immediately thereafter. Russek said he has no reason to doubt that the sale was made and that an ID was not requested. It was clarified that Monty Tobacco Inc. is a self service establishment as it only sells tobacco products. Asleson said there is an exemption from State Law and County Ordinance for this type of establishment. Jude said he would be voting against the fine due to the two-week delay in notification. He said the County employees are credible and believes the sale took place. Lt. Helgeson said none of these people would be here if the establishments selling the cigarettes had a process for checking ID's. Mattson added that the Deputy explained why a ticket could not be issued right away. Russek said that although he may not totally agree with the process, he does agree that the sale was made. The law was violated.
In the case of Monty Tobacco Inc., Mattson moved to uphold the tobacco compliance check findings and $75 fine as presented, seconded by Eichelberg, carried 4-1 with Jude casting the nay vote.
West Side Market: Marty Schillerstrom was not present but sent in a letter with the violation payment. The letter indicates they do not support fining the cashier. The letter appeals the $75 violation for operating without a license and indicates they were unaware the license had expired and that the licensing process had transferred from the City of Monticello to the County. Schillerstrom obtained a copy of a letter sent from the City to the County in 1998 indicating that West Side Market was a current establishment with a cigarette license. The County did not have this letter in their records. Schillerstrom asked that the fine be waived due to miscommunication and follow-up errors between the City and the County leading to their business not being notified of the change in licensing.
In the case of West Side Market, Gruber recommended not to sustain the license violation and fine as they were unable to support that with their records. Sawatzke moved to waive the license violation and fine as recommended, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0. Young added that much positive response has been received from retailers on the compliance check. It raised awareness of the need to check ID's. Positive feedback has also been received from parents and schools.
Roger's Amoco, Inc.: Irene Niedzielski was not present but sent in a letter and payment for two fines received this summer. Niedzielski cited the Ordinance requirement of compliance checks from time to time, but at least once a year. She said their establishment received two checks in two months and felt that a reasonable amount of time should be given to retrain employees. Niedzielski requested that the Ordinance be changed to charging the person who is violating to be responsible for the fine. Discussion at the Board meeting followed on the difference between criminal and civil penalties, in that an officer must witness a violation in most cases for a criminal penalty. This method was not chosen for this Ordinance. Jude said he respected the Deputies but felt businesses should be informed more expediently. He voted against the fines today in fairness to the businesses. He did believe the sale was made. Lt. Helgeson said that most complaints involved changes to the process. He said the checks are not performed to penalize people but to make sure that businesses are checking ID's. Jude felt that a process should be developed to answer as many of the concerns as possible and suggested that a committee be formed to address the concerns with representation from the Sheriff Department, Public Health, Auditor, County Board and a business owner.
Churchill stated for the record that H&H Sport Shop, Jim and Jodi Churchill, do not sell cigarettes to minors and do not believe in doing so. She felt that they must work together to get employees to follow this also.
On a motion by Sawatzke, second by Russek, all voted to schedule a Budget Committee Of The Whole Meeting for 9-4-01 at 10:30 A.M.
Aaa Striping Service Inc 131,255.40
Allina Medical 390.75
American Bio Medica Corp. 429.00
Ancom Technical Center 194.59
Anderson Trucking & Excavating 1025.00
Mary Anderson 120.02
Annandale Rock Products 4816.78
Anoka County Jwenile Center 1695.00
AT & T 818.75
B&D Plumbing & Heating 352.00
Bauerly Bros. Companies 23,955.13
Benchmark Comp. Learning 1104.00
Best, Inc. 12,349.83
Boyer Truck Parts 1591.73
Brown Cty Evaluation Center In 700.00
Buffalo Drug 2221.44
Catholic Charities 5995.17
Central Mn Mental Health Cntr 150.00
Climate Air 959.00
Cokato Equipment, Inc. 110.65
Community Education Dept. 100.00
Consulting Radiologists, Ltd. 187.00
Ct Farm & Country 100.41
Cps Technology Solutions 276.14
Diamond Mowers, Inc. 706.80
Decorative Designs, Inc. 175.53
DLT Solutions 6282.00
East Central Regional Juvenile 8478.75
Debbie Ernst 132.02
Facility Systems, Inc. 194.36
Gateway Companies, Inc. 371.70
Grafix Shoppe 127.89
Granite Pest Control Services 104.37
Howard Green Co. 4659.68
Greenview, Inc. 16,459.08
Hickory Tech 102.82
Hillyard Floor Care Supply 3159.79
Horse N Around 220.00
Imageware Software, Inc. 7968.58
Info Logic 807.50
Itaskin Juvenile Center 945.00
J Craft, Inc. 291.75
Johnson Emergency Veh. Serv 172.53
Kimberly Jopp 177.24
Kenneth Jude 535.46
Lawson Products, Inc. 660.84
Marco Business Products 430.24
The Metro Group, Inc. 616.73
Midway Iron & Metal Co., Inc. 265.44
Mn Cvso Secretaries Assn 172.00
Mn Dept Of Revenue 3379.15
Mn State Auditor 150.00
Mobil Oil Corporation 532.72
Munson Lakes Nutrition 150.81
Office Depot 2375.60
On Site Monitoring 1380.00
Peterson, Mary 171.70
Precision Prints Of Wright Co. 205.43
Reliant Energy Minnegasco 711.32
Royal Tire-St Cloud 4659.02
Ryan Motors, Inc. 346.01
Setina Mfg Co, Inc. 165.48
Sheriffs Youth Prog. Of Mn 12,570.00
Software House Int'l Ln 9650.09
Sprint Local Telecom Division 158.63
St Michael Veterinary Clinic 137.37
Terminal Supply Co 261.99
Tires Plus 161.86
Titus, Kevin 217.94
Total Printing 411.20
US Cavalry 527.44
Uniforms Unlimited 362.44
United Rentals-Ht Branch 229 1836.42
University Of Minnesota 370.48
University Of Mn Extension Ser 1174.67
Verizon Wireless 175.65
Walmart Community Brc 148.52
Walmart Store 01-1577 122.18
Westbend Electric, Inc. 1875.00
Wright County Highway Dept. 25998.15
Wright Hennepin Electric 723.41
Xcel Energy 1382.12
4 M's Communications Company 294.00
44 Payments Less Than $100 2,004.03
Final Total $321,886.70
The meeting adjourned at 3:12 P.M.
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