Wright County Board Minutes

October 25, 2005

The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Heeter, Sawatzke, Mattson, Russek and Eichelberg present.

Russek moved to approve the minutes of 10-18-05, seconded by Eichelberg, carried 5-0.

Petitions were accepted to the Agenda under the Auditor/Treasurer as follows: #2, “Tile Repair” (Hiivala); #3, “Ballot Update” (Hiivala); #4, “Ditch 20 Meeting” (Heeter); #5, “Ditch 34” (Russek). Eichelberg moved to approve the Agenda as amended, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0.

On a motion by Russek, second by Heeter, all voted to approve the Consent Agenda:


1. Performance Appraisals: J. Zander, Aud./Treas.; D. Chapman, Bldg. Maint.; C. Engel, Sher./Corr.; A. Backes, Surveyor.

2. Claim, DLR Group, $443.82.

Sheriff Gary Miller presented a retirement plaque to Don Lindell, Chief Deputy Sheriff, for his service from 1979 to 2005. Lindell’s career began in 1972 when he was hired as a Community Service Officer in Burnsville. In 1976, he became a Police Officer in Lakeville. Lindell was hired with Wright County as a Deputy in 1979 and was promoted to Sergeant of the Patrol Division in 1985. In 1988, he was promoted to Jail Sergeant and then to Lieutenant in 1989 after the death of Sheriff Wolff. In June, 1991, he was appointed as Chief Deputy Sheriff by Sheriff Hozempa and was again appointed as Chief Deputy Sheriff by Sheriff Miller in 2000. Miller said Lindell’s influence is apparent through the personal integrity and professionalism reflected in the men and women that serve in the Sheriff Department. His strength guided the department through two changes in administration and through County growth. Lindell was described as conservative in nature, which is reflective in the Wright County Sheriff’s Department being one of the most fiscally responsible agencies in the State. Miller said Lindell has also been fiscally conservative in guiding the department through the budget process, while making sure that staff have the material and equipment necessary to perform the job effectively and safely. Miller thanked Lindell for his loyalty. Lindell said it was an honor to work for Sheriff Wolff, Sheriff Hozempa and Sheriff Miller and a distinct privilege to serve as Chief Deputy. He extended thanks to his family for their support and all members of the Sheriff Department for their hard work and dedication. The Board conveyed appreciation to Lindell for his service.

On behalf of Wright County, Commissioners Mattson and Sawatzke attended the National Land Conference Rally in Madison, Wisconsin on October 15th to receive the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s and the Division of Realty’s National Land Protection Award. At today’s County Board Meeting, Dave Lindberg, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, said over 1800 representatives of the Land Trust Alliance attended the meeting. The Alliance is made up of over 1500 different land trust organizations. The award was established to recognize a private citizen, group, organization, corporation, or public agency for their significant contributions to land protection in partnership with the Service. Lindberg said Wright County was nominated and received the award due to Wright County’s assistance with obtaining and preserving a 290-acre parcel on Pelican Lake. Sawatzke was commended for alerting the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service when the parcel became available to purchase. Staff involved (Kramber, Hiivala, Norman and Asleson) were thanked for their assistance and cooperation in making the transaction a reality in a very short time frame. Other groups supporting and contributing toward the purchase included Wright County Sportsmen’s Club, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, MN DNR and the Wright County Turkey Federation.

Bob Hiivala, Auditor/Treasurer, said a meeting was held yesterday to review possible tile repair needed near Collinwood Park. The meeting was attended by Hiivala, Russek, Mattson, Mattice and Borell. Water runs from Collinwood Park into an 18” tile line on private property and then drains into Collinwood Lake. The tile is very shallow and the ground has mounded over it. If the tile isn’t working, the water will run over the road and into Collinwood Lake. The repair is estimated at $800 and would include 30’ of tile and an apron on the Collinwood Park side. Heeter moved to authorize up to $800 for repair of the tile, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0. Funding will be from Site Improvements, Parks Department.

Hiivala distributed a proof of the Special Primary Ballot for State Senate District 19. These proofs will be distributed to the media and mailed as registered absentee ballots. Residents may still register for absentee voting through the Auditor’s Office or possibly in their city. There may be slight variations to the proof based on precincts. Hiivala said ballots will be ordered but they were not budgeted. This was provided as an informational item.

At their last meeting, the Board authorized expenditure of up to $500 for repair of Ditch 34. Russek said that Dave Matter estimates the repair will include 1100’ of 8” tile at $2.25/ft. The repair basically will benefit two property owners on the ditch. It is unclear whether all benefitted landowners would be in support of the repair. Possible alternatives would be to mail to all benefitted landowners requesting their position on repair and to contact the two landowners involved to find out whether they would be willing to fund additionally toward the repair. After further discussion, Eichelberg moved to authorize Russek to contact the two landowners on the cost of repair, seconded by Heeter. Mattson said repairs are the responsibility of those living on the ditch. Sawatzke said it becomes a question of whether the repair is more expensive than the benefit. Hiivala noted that the repair can only be to the original layout of the ditch. The motion carried 5-0.

At the last meeting, the Board took action to contact Kerry Saxton, SWCD, with possible dates for a road tour of Ditch 20 (based on a request by the City of Maple Lake to outlet storm water into the Ditch). At today’s meeting, Heeter moved to schedule the road tour for 10-31-05 at 9:00 A.M., Ney Park Nature Center parking lot. The tour will include the County Board, Saxton, Jon Bogart, and any concerned citizens who wish to attend. The motion was seconded by Russek and carried 5-0.

On a motion by Russek, second by Heeter, all voted to approve the claims as listed in the abstract, subject to audit.

On 9-27-05, the County Board heard the appeal of Quik Shop 66 regarding the Notice of Violation issued to the establishment for the sale of tobacco to a minor. On 10-4-05, the Board upheld the violation and a civil penalty,including a 7-day suspension of the tobacco license. The suspension was to commence 11-01-05 but the licensee has requested that the suspension be postponed until after the first of next year because of deer hunting season. Brian Asleson, Chief Deputy Attorney, said the Quik Shop was cited for their third tobacco violation which includes a $250 fine and 7-day suspension. Russek recently learned that the business had three violations but this was the first violation for the current owner. If this was the case, he felt they should not be penalized for the previous two infractions. That would result in a reduction of the fine and no suspension. Asleson said records reflect that the 2002 application was signed by Stephen Nelson, the previous owner, and the first violation occurred in October, 2003. In late 2003, the application was signed by Jagpal Singh. In 2004, the violation occurred during that ownership. The application in 2004 was signed by Sarbjit Kaur who is part of the same ownership team. Mr. Singh was at today’s Board Meeting and confirmed they had owned the business since 2002. He requested postponement of the suspension due to deer hunting season. Sawatzke inquired as to whether approving the request for the postponement of the 7-day violation would pose a problem. Asleson stated that a precedent was set with H&H Sporting Goods, who had received a suspension which was deferred for several weeks due to the opening of fishing season. Asleson consulted with Public Health staff and they had no objection to a postponement. It was the consensus that the violation could be deferred but should occur this year. On a motion by Sawatzke, second by Russek, all voted to approve extending the 7-day suspension to commence on 12-01-05.

Wayne Fingalson, Highway Engineer, requested approval of Traffic Signal Agreement No. 05-53 with the City of St. Michael. The traffic signal project is at the junction of TH 241 and CSAH 22/Naber Avenue and was approved for County funding earlier this year ($25,000). Eichelberg moved to adopt Resolution #05-58 approving the Agreement, seconded by Sawatzke, carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.

A Transportation Committee Of The Whole (TCOTW) Meeting was held on 10-12-05. The following are the minutes of the meeting and discussion which occurred at today’s County Board Meeting (in italics):

Access Issue on CSAH 35 in Buffalo. Representatives from Nelson Building and Development were present to discuss their proposed development along CSAH 35, just northeast of TH 55. Fantaizza said that the plans include a 75,000 square foot building with 400 parking spots, and access to this collection of retail units is crucial to its success and to the ability to draw tenants. Units could include a restaurant, a pharmacy, offices, and retail shops. Initially, Nelson B &D asked for a right in, right out access, which was approved by the County Highway Department. They had discussed earlier with the County Engineer their desire to have a crossover from the northeast bound lane of CSAH 35, but he was not agreeable to their request. They decided to approach the Transportation Committee of the Whole to see if a compromise might be available from the original spacing guidelines that the County followed. Fingalson said that six accesses were allowed in the design of that new portion of CSAH 35 and that they were intended to all be right in, right out. A long time was spent developing the funding participation and agreement with the original owner, LGK, Inc., and with the City of Buffalo, and this was considered an opportunity for the Highway Department to establish a brand new road with no grandfathered accesses. Fingalson does not like the idea of a crossover in the current median as he says that it defeats the safety purpose of having limited accesses. Fantaizza said that while he respects the engineering decisions that were made regarding this stretch of CSAH 35, he also feels that it is in direct conflict with what the City wants for this area of town. The City sees a retail center and the County sees an efficient thruway for traffic. However, Fantaizza said that he sees the need to be realistic and recognizes that accesses need to be provided for retail businesses. Nelson B & D does not want to stop progress and it wants to be respectful of previous agreements, but they are approaching the TCOTW to seek out an opportunity for a compromise.

Fingalson said that one objection to the requested full access through the median is that the designated location would provide conflict with the current left turn lane in the westbound lane. Initially, the Highway Department did not like the location of the Crossroads Campus Drive because its intersection with CSAH 35 is too close to TH 55, but they ended up agreeing to follow the wishes of the City on that decision. Discussion followed about the conflicts that would be created if a crossover in the median is allowed, about the U-turns that will take place where 20th Street (old CSAH 35) intersects with CSAH 35, about possible requests from other land owners seeking full accesses along this corridor, and about what accesses are desired in order to create a new commercial retail corridor for the City of Buffalo. Fingalson said that he believes that this highway is a thoroughfare, regardless of what might be developed along this corridor. It is the main route to go to the northern suburbs. Fantaizza said that the main entrance to their proposed development is from Crossroads Campus Drive, and if people miss their turn off CSAH 35, they will have to travel upwards to one-half mile and then make a U-turn in order to get back to their destination. He also expressed concern that left turning traffic to CSAH 35 from Crossroads Campus Road would back up because of the number of vehicles that will be exiting the planned and current businesses (Wells Fargo Bank, Dairy Queen, Tatanka Commons) along that route. Fantaizza said that another secondary crossover would also help relieve that backup. Nelson commented that since this is to be the new center of the Buffalo business area, additional accesses will be important and a thru route might not be ideal. Fingalson said that he wants to be able to protect this area from accesses and protect the safety of the drivers that must use the highway. Meyer commented that the traffic would most likely increase once the other CSAH 35 connection is completed on the south side of TH 55. Buffalo City’s planner said that traffic will probably keep generating, but this is where the planned retail will go. It is important to figure out the best way to handle both. Denying accesses might be the safest solution, but perhaps a compromise can be agreed upon that will also help facilitate a good, solid commercial development. Nelson said that he thought the lack of additional accesses would encourage u-turns at the intersection of the old and the new CSAH 35. Fingalson said that he thought there might be room for compromise at a quarter of a mile from Crossroads Campus Drive, but that the access Nelson B&D is requesting is only about 500 feet away from that. That doesn’t come close to meeting the County access spacing standards. Nelson said that he sees this as a conflict between the County and the City, with the County viewing CSAH 35 as a thoroughfare and the City viewing it as a commerce area, a new center of town. The planned development is laid out so that people can walk from store to store, with a downtown feel. Fingalson reminded the group present that the City, by approving the agreement, agreed to the access locations. There was further discussion about the speed that would be reasonable for this area that will generate a lot of traffic, and Fingalson cited the stretch of highway just south of Monticello on TH 25 where the speed limit is 45 mph after Chelsea Road by Wal-Mart. Accesses are limited there also, and Fingalson said that it is important to maintain a consistent approach when dealing with safety. Eichelberg said that he understood the concerns of the City and the Developer, but he was concerned what would happen if one exception were granted – would others then seek exceptions to the design? Nelson said that the issue for the property owners on the northwest side of CSAH 35 is the depth of the property. There is not sufficient room to have a frontage road, and they would rather avoid using the old CSAH 35 as an outlet because of the elementary school located on that highway. Nelson said that if a frontage road were required in front of Tatanka Commons, he would not be able to do this project. Fingalson again commented that even though this looks like a great project, planning CSAH 35 from the outset was a great opportunity to plan a safe highway and to establish future development, and this request is in direct violation of their intentions. Sawatzke asked if a quarter of a mile would be an acceptable space for an access, and Fingalson said that it would not be. Nelson said that he understands the County’s policy, but that policy conflicts with the development and what the City wants to happen. It doesn’t seem realistic to keep the speed limit at 45 mph if this becomes the commercial retail development for Buffalo. Sawatzke suggested that Fingalson and the City meet to discuss what could be done to prepare for the future rather than to undo it later. People pay a lot of money for land and need to be able to have their plans work out. Fantaizza commented that sometimes the problem becomes clear only after the project is begun*things change between the paper and the project. Heeter said that she would love to support this from a retail perspective, but this was built to be a major thoroughfare; and it is frustrating to turn the City down because they’ve worked so hard to build a relationship with them. However, she pointed out that the City Mayor and Administrator had signed the agreement with LGK, Inc., and Wright County, which specified access locations. Nelson said that adding a right turn lane and a left turn lane, could be part of the development costs if they are allowed to have them, and he feels that there is room for short turn lanes and safety could still be maintained. Mattson agreed with Sawatzke’s suggestion that the County Highway Department sit down with the City and the engineers and see if they can work out a compromise. Sawatzke said that even if the visions are different between the City and County, talking won’t hurt and they might come up with an agreement for a compromise. Nelson said that his proposed access lines up with property lines on the south, with two owners on the north and two owners on the south. It seems like a natural spot for the access, taking care of four property owners. Russek said that the current policy stands, but that he is in favor of the City, the County, and the Developer sitting down together and talking about this. Fingalson said that he would be willing to do this. RECOMMENDATION: It was the consensus of the TCOTW that Fingalson meet with the City of Buffalo and Nelson Building and Development to discuss the possibility of adding a full access through a split median somewhere on CSAH 35 between Crossroads Campus Drive and the intersection of old and new CSAH 35.

Albertville Truck Station. Representatives from a firm (RJM Construction) interested in purchasing the County’s current Albertville truck station were present to discuss the price and timing of such a transaction. If the County sells the property directly to the City, then no bidding process will be required. The City will then be able to sell this property to a party who is interested in constructing a medical clinic and urgent care center on this site. The clinic would be scheduled to open in late 2006, but the County could probably still use the site until April 2006, until which time they wouldn’t yet be in the way of construction, since the medical facility will be located at the northern end of the property. Fingalson had already talked with Larry Kruse and Bob Jossart about the County’s request for $8/sq ft, and this price was acceptable to the buyer. Once the City has purchased the property, they will sell it to the developer with the stipulation that the developer is responsible for any costs that the City incurs. There was some concern expressed about contamination from oil that might be present in the ground on the site, and the developer would like the County to be responsible for any necessary cleanup. Fingalson said that selling the property necessitates finding and deciding on another site for the Albertville truck station. He talked to Steve Scharber about the industrial park property northwest of the outlet mall, but has not heard back from him. Another party is interested in purchasing 20 acres, while the County is interested in only four acres. If the other party makes an acceptable offer, then Scharber may not have any land left to sell to the County in this location. Meyer asked if it might be possible for the County to operate from its current site until as late as August if other alternatives are not available, and Bob Jossart says that they can be flexible with the dates, but that they need to starting seeking another location if the County is unwilling to sell the current site to them. Sawatzke reminded Fingalson that the agreed upon asking price was to be $8/sq ft for the entire piece of property (including the road easements). RECOMMENDATION: It was the consensus of the TCOTW that Fingalson meet with the County Attorney, the City of Albertville, and the developer to work together to finalize a Purchase Agreement that can be brought before the County Board on October 25 for their review/approval.

At today’s County Board Meeting, Fingalson said that the Purchase Agreement will be forwarded to the County after review by the City of Albertville.

Proposal to Name the CSAH 6 Bridge (Harlan Melinsky Memorial Bridge). Jim Ittel came before the TCOTW today to request that they consider naming the CSAH 6 bridge after and dedicating it to Howard Lake’s Harlan Melinsky, a soldier who died during the WWII conflict. Melinsky graduated in 1938, and of 15 young men from Howard Lake who went to war, he was the only soldier who did not return. While a young man in Howard Lake, he was a good student and citizen, and a nice role model for the community. Eichelberg asked if the County had any policies about naming bridges/roads and Fingalson said that a dedication ceremony was held for the Marysville Township Bridge on CSAH 9 several years ago to honor all veterans from Marysville Township – no one was singled out. There is a plaque cemented in the railing on the bridge and there are signs on the road also, all of which were paid for by the group from Marysville Township. Sawatzke expressed his preference for a more general memorial that can pay tribute to a whole group of people who deserve to be recognized. He suggested that Melinsky could be memorialized at the dedication service but that the wording on the plaque could be more general to include others. Fingalson said that it is undesirable to put too many words on a sign because then the sign becomes distracting to drivers. Mattson suggested that Ittel stop by the CSAH 9 Bridge and view the plaque and signs that are posted there. Russek and Heeter both agreed that a general tribute would be acceptable, with something more specific for Melinsky at the dedication service. Ittel commented that he preferred a more specific memorial to Melinsky because of the good role model that he was for the community, and he would like to single that out. Mattson asked him to check out the plaque and see what he thinks about it and then get back to Fingalson with his opinion. Fingalson reminded everyone that the cost of signs and plaques would have to be paid for by the group requesting them, and Ittel said that the people from Middleville who are promoting this memorial have already agreed to cover the costs. RECOMMENDATION: It was the consensus of the TCOTW that Ittel view the signs and plaque at the CSAH 9 Bridge in Marysville Township and contact Fingalson with his recommendation. Fingalson will then report to the Board when a decision will be made about what information is to be included on the signs and/or the plaque.

Access Issue on CSAH 36 in Otsego. Sawatzke explained that on behalf of the developer, the City of Otsego had requested an access to CSAH 36 near CSAH 42 that the County Highway Department had turned down. After Sawatzke, Eichelberg, three of the County staff, and City officials met to discuss the issue, it was agreed that the access requested was not in a good location for safety purposes. Sawatzke said that although he understood that the County can have stricter guidelines than the State does, he thought it would be a good idea for the County to make these guidelines known or available for review so that developments can be planned around ideal standards rather than around the State’s minimum standards and then be subject to change. Fingalson said that the County’s review was made known to the developer in this case, but that the developer ignored them and the City chose to do the same. Fingalson said that he would like the City to present the plans to the County and allow the County to recommend where the accesses should be before they tell the developer anything else. In this case, the City told the developer that the minimum state standards were met, and the developer based his plans on what the City told him. When Sawatzke asked if it would be possible to create a summary of ideal standards, Hawkins said that each case and site is so unique that it must be first addressed by the Highway Department so that it can comment on where accesses should be. In this case, the County wouldn’t sign the final plat because the developer had not gone along with the County’s recommendations. Eichelberg said that all Cities should be reminded that the County needs to review plats when a county highway is involved so that problems like this will be eliminated in the future.

COMPREHENSIVE HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN. Fingalson explained that the Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP) has money available from the Central Safety Fund, which will make $100,000 available in safety funds for those Counties chosen to receive them. Wright County must submit their proposed safety improvements before the end of the month (October 31) in order to be considered for a grant. Fingalson asked the Commissioners to let him know if they had any specific ideas about where and on what these funds could be spent. Fingalson suggested that a safety consultant could be hired to study the safety issues of adding another access to CSAH 35 as requested by Nelson Building & Development, or that rumbles strips or overhead street lighting might be a consideration. Bill Cordell provided a summary of rural street lighting completed so far and candidates for new locations. Guardrails could be improved or a road safety audit could be done. Heeter said that she likes the idea of installing streetlights at intersections in the rural areas. Fingalson asked everyone to pass along his or her suggestions before the County Board meeting scheduled for October 25 so that these can be discussed at that time. RECOMMENDATION: It was the consensus of the TCOTW that the Highway Department should prepare a proposal for rural street lighting for discussion at the October 25, 2005, Board meeting. (See enclosed completed application.)

At today’s County Board Meeting, Fingalson presented the Application for CHSP Central Safety Funds outlining safety improvements for various locations in Wright County. Some of these locations are on trunk highways and therefore, the State is willing to contribute 50% funding toward the improvement. Fingalson hopes to obtain $100,000 in funding. Russek moved to authorize submitting the Application to the State, seconded by Eichelberg, carried 5-0.

Request from French Lake Township for Storage and Purchase of Sand/salt. Fingalson said that he had worked out an agreement with Mike Granquist, Chair of French Lake Township, for the purchase of sand/salt by the Township at the Highway Department’s facility in French Lake. The agreement drafted is the same as the Cokato agreement. This agreement will be brought before the County Board and then to the Township for their approval. The French Lake Township shop is close to the County’s shed, so the logistics are favorable. RECOMMENDATION: It was the recommendation of the TCOTW that Fingalson bring the proposed agreement with French Lake Township for the purchase of sand/salt from the County’s French Lake facility to the next Board meeting for signing.

At today’s County Board Meeting, Russek moved to approve the minutes and recommendations, seconded by Eichelberg, carried 5-0.

(End of TCOTW Minutes)

Correspondence was received from Northern Natural Gas Company announcing its intent to construct a pipeline expansion project named, “Northern Lights.” Richard Norman, County Coordinator, said a number of public meetings that will be held are identified in the correspondence. One meeting will be held in Elk River on 11-03-05 from 7-9 P.M. at Elk River High School. Sawatzke moved to have Norman draft correspondence to Northern Natural Gas thanking them for the information and requesting a map of the proposed locations within Wright County. The motion was seconded by Russek and carried 5-0.

Correspondence was received from AMC requesting appointment of voting delegates for the AMC 97th Annual Conference. On a motion by Russek, second by Eichelberg, all voted to authorize the following delegates: Dick Mattson, Elmer Eichelberg, Jack Russek, Karla Heeter, Pat Sawatzke, Bob Hiivala, Richard Norman, and Wayne Fingalson.

Russek encouraged everyone to vote on Tuesday, November 1st, which is the Primary Election Day for the MN State Senate seat.

Bills Approved

AAA Striping Service Inc.. $68,071.70

Albertville Body Shop Inc. 1,295.20

Ameripride Linen/Apparel 241.44

Ancom Technical Center 298.44

Aramark Correctional Serv. 5,263.30

Assn. of MN Counties 370.00

Atrix International Inc. 1,002.18

Bob Barker Co. 107.30

Beckius Truck Repair Inc. 397.27

Betmar Languages inc. 124.25

Chuck Beutler 100.00

BLM Technologies Inc. 409.70

Braun Intertec Corp. 5,000.00

Buffalo Hosp.-Otpt. Comm. 1,337.57

CDW Government Inc. 144.49

Cellular One 157.31

Central MN Mental Health 437.50

Chamberlain Oil Co. 1,024.59

Climate Air 1,109.88

City Cokato 110.71

Computer Professionals 825.60

Corner House 895.00

Cub Foods 144.72

Decorative Designs Inc. 184.31

Emergency Physicians PA 248.00

Firehouse Auto Repair/Towing 133.13

Fyles Excav./Honey Wagon 800.00

Gateway Companies 2,473.00

Gopher State One Call 255.50

W Grainger Inc. 205.66

MJ Harden Associates 13,166.39

Holmes Group 275.94

Indianhead Spec. Co. Inc. 1,327.55

Inst. of Police Technology 400.00

Interstate All Battery Ctr. 639.65

Chris Jahnke 130.47

Jerrys Towing & Repair 117.15

KNR Communications Serv. 348.75

Kroll On Track 216.94

Kustom Signals Inc. 175.14

Lake Region Coop Oil 199.75

LaPlant Demo Inc. 537.02

LexisNexis Matthew Bender 110.00

Kent Lipelt 101.37

Lund Industries Inc. 222.58

M-R Sign Company Inc. 156.32

Marco Business Products 384.68

MASYS Corporation 2,628.87

Meeker Co. Sheriff 175.00

Melissa Meemken 500.12

Patrick Melvin 163.45

Minnesota Copy Systems 321.10

MN Assn. of Co. Admin. 175.00

MN Counties Ins. Trust 2,500.00

MN Office/Enterprise Tech. 1,103.72

MN Sex Crimes Investgtrs. 160.00

Mobile Vision 843.49

North American Salt Co. 55,643.08

North Sub. Towing Inc. 133.13

Office Depot 1,054.32

Omann Brothers Inc. 806.71

Performance Office Papers 226.42

Phoenix International SC 527.42

Qwest 3,312.14

John Reid And Assoc. 550.00

Rinke-Noonan 2,358.00

Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge 1,955.40

Scenic Signs 193.30

Shell Fleet Plus 4,761.73

Sherburne Co. Sheriff 30,115.84

Sirchie 263.60

Source One Supply Inc. 205.88

Sprint-Local Telecom Div. 101.21

Steve’s Tree Moving 157.50

Stratus Tech. Ireland L 7,950.00

Streichers 531.38

Uniforms Unlimited 186.67

United Parcel Service 138.16

Webroot Software Inc. 425.20

Wright Hennepin Electric 896.26

Keith Wurm Construction 3,350.00

Xcel Energy 474.79

35 Payments less than $100 1,882.76

Final total $238,449.10

The meeting adjourned at 10:13 A.M.

Published in the Herald Journal Nov. 21, 2005.