Wright County Board Minutes

November 8, 2005

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

The following correction was made to the 10-25-05 minutes: page 2, 4th paragraph, 11th sentence, change from “1992” to “2002” (Russek). Russek moved to approve the minutes as corrected, seconded by Eichelberg, carried 5-0.

Petitions were accepted to the Agenda as follows: Aud./Treas. #7, “Boondocks, 2:00 A.M. Closing Time” (Hiivala); Aud./Treas. #8, “Judicial Ditch 15 Beaver Dam Cleanout” (Hiivala); Aud./Treas. #9, “County Ditch 34” (Russek); Item For Consid. #5, “Announcement, You Rock Award, Wright County Family Services Collaborative” (Heeter). Russek moved to approve the Agenda as amended, seconded by Eichelberg, carried 5-0.

The Consent Agenda was discussed. Sawatzke referenced Item A4, “Meeting Notice, Quad County Meeting, 10:00 A.M., 11-29-05, Sherburne County Government Center” and noted that was a day when the County Board met. Richard Norman, County Coordinator, responded that it is the intent to meet that day for claims approval so the Board should be able to attend the Quad County Meeting. On a motion by Russek, second by Eichelberg, all voted to approve the Consent Agenda:

A. ADMINISTRATION

1. Performance Appraisals: K. Labo, S. Rief, Aud.; J. Wells, Bldg. Maint.; J. Klein, Ext.; T. Barfknecht, J. Benn, C. Canton, C. Curtis, R. Darsow, D. Lang, S. Leinonen, M. Sturm, J. Tester, P. Walker, Sheriff.

2. O/T Report, Period Ending 10-07-05.

3. O/T Report, Period Ending 10-21-05.

4. Meeting Notice, Quad County Meeting, 10:00 A.M., 11-29-05, Sherburne County Government Center.

5. Refer Discussion RE: Construction Of An Awards Display Area To The Building Committee.

6. Refer Out-Of-State Travel Policy For Elected Officials To The Personnel Committee.

7. Review & Approve Budget Committee Of The Whole Minutes, 2006 Budget Process.

8. Claim, Frank Madden & Associates, $419.40.

9. Claim, Buetow & Associates, $11,813.57.

10. Approve/Authorize Signatures On Law Enforcement Contract, City Of Rockford.

B. ASSESSOR

1. Approve Abatement, PID #118-113-001030, Douglas & Patricia Antony (City of Otsego).

C. COURT ADMINISTRATION

1. Refer Discussion RE: Secure Parking For New Judges To Building Committee.

D. PLANNING & ZONING

1. Approve Land Surveyors Certificate Of Correction To Plat-Greku Homestead.

2. Accept The Findings & Recommendations Of The Planning Commission For The Following Rezonings:

A. George Hatfield (Maple Lake Twp.). Commission unanimously recommend approval of the request to rezone from AG To R-2a.

3. Authorize Signature On Contract For Planning Services With SEH.

Richard Norman, County Coordinator, introduced Mark Nolan. Nolan was recently hired to fill the Safety Director position, which was approved as a new position during the last budget process. Nolan’s safety experience includes 6 years with the MN Safety Council and 4.5 years with MCIT. Nolan was welcomed.

Mary Anderson, U of M Extension Service, introduced Katie Zintek who was hired as the 4-H Program Coordinator. Zintek has been involved with 4-H since her teen years and worked as the Summer Assistant in Benton County for four years. Zintek was welcomed.

A Personnel Committee Meeting was held on 10-26-05. Eichelberg moved to approve the minutes, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0:

Performance Appraisal - Tom Salkowski, Planning & Zoning Administrator. Based on review of five performance appraisals submitted, the Committee recommends an overall rating of “exceptional.” (End of Personnel Minutes)

Bob Hiivala, Auditor/Treasurer, introduced Diana Johnson. Johnson was recently hired as an Office Assistant after working in a temporary position for the office. While in this temporary position, Johnson organized the ditch files. Johnson was welcomed.

Hiivala presented two plats for approval. The first, for Whispering Ponds, has been signed by all parties with the exception of the Highway Engineer. On a motion by Russek, second by Heeter, all voted to approve a plat, “WHISPERING PONDS,” as submitted by 10-24 Developers LLC, mortgagee of the following property described in part as: The NE1/4 of the NW1/4, Sec. 35, Twp. 120, Rge. 26; except the West 2 rods of NE1/4 or NW1/4 commencing at the NE corner; together with part of SE1/4 of NW1/4 commencing at the NE corner; with all outstanding taxes, including green acre liability, if any, having been paid; the park dedication fee has been paid (#109607); there is a written agreement on file with the Township to accept any new roads; Irrevocable Letter of Credit No. 2 dated 10-25-2005 has been placed on file with the County; and the mylars and title opinion provided by Rinke Noonan Law Firm has been reviewed by Assistant County Attorney, Thomas C. Zins, who finds the plat to be ready for recording.

The second plat presented for approval was for Silver Creek Heights. Heeter has received a couple of calls relating to drainage issues on that property. Russek, who serves on the Planning Commission, responded that the applicants have met all of the criteria and a considerable amount of time was spent reviewing this plat. On a motion by Sawatzke, second by Russek, all voted to approve a plat, “SILVER CREEK HEIGHTS,” as submitted by O’Brien Properties LLC and Christopher P. & Carol J. Klein, husband and wife and fee owners, of the following property described in part as: The S1/2 of the NE1/4 of Sec. 6, Twp. 121, Rge. 26, except part of the S1/2 of the NE1/4; with all outstanding taxes, including green acre liability, if any, having been paid; the park dedication fee has been paid (#109605); there is a written agreement on file with the Township to accept any new roads; and the mylars and title opinion prepared by John Peterson, attorney; the storm water pond clean-out agreement with Silver Creek Township; and the draft declaration of covenants prepared by Bradley V. Larson, attorney, have been reviewed by Thomas C. Zins, Assistant County Attorney, who finds the plat to be ready for recording.

Russek moved to appoint Commissioners Heeter and Sawatzke to serve on the Special General Election Canvassing Board on 11-23-05 @ 10:00 A.M. The motion was seconded by Eichelberg and carried 5-0.

Correspondence was received from the DNR outlining repair work completed on County Ditch #16, as authorized by the County Board on 9-20-05. Hiivala said the letter reflects the tile is functioning at 40% efficiency due to sedimentation of about 60% at the bottom portion of the tile line. The DNR recommends that Wright County consider replacing and realigning the part of County Ditch #16 that is buried tile. The option of making this an open ditch was previously discussed, but Russek felt the County would need approval for this as it would be considered an improvement. Russek referenced a past comment by Fred Bengston, DNR, about possibly securing DNR funds toward repair. Hiivala will contact Bengston and place this item on an upcoming Board Agenda.

Eichelberg moved to schedule the 2006 Truth In Local Taxation (TNT) Hearing for 12-01-05 @ 7:00 P.M. Russek and Heeter are unable to attend the Hearing. Commissioner Mattson was unsure whether he would be able to attend. Norman indicated that all counties must hold the Hearing on the same date, with the exception of Ramsey and Hennepin Counties. The motion to schedule the Hearing carried 5-0 on a second by Sawatzke.

The Auditor’s Office received an application from Boondocks Saloon for a 2:00 A.M. closing. The Board previously approved a liquor license for this establishment. The State approves the request for a 2:00 A.M. closing but the County Board must sign the application as well. Fees collected ($600) are remitted to the State. Heeter moved to approve the 2:00 A.M. closing for Boondocks Saloon, seconded by Eichelberg, carried 5-0.

Mattson indicated that he was contacted regarding Judicial Ditch 15. The person indicated that beavers had been trapped but the dams need to be removed. Eichelberg moved to authorize Russek, Mattson and Hiivala to make a site visit on 11-11-05 at 9:00 A.M. Meeker County officials will be invited as well. The group will meet at Daniels in Cokato. The motion was seconded by Russek and carried 5-0.

Russek provided an update on County Ditch 34. He was in contact with the two property owners who will realize benefit if repair is completed. Total estimated repair is $2500. The first property owner indicated they would be willing to fund $1250 and the second property owner would fund $500. Discussion followed on assessments to all benefitted property owners on the Ditch. It was noted that they are sometimes required to pay even if they realize no benefit. Hiivala was directed to provide a listing of benefitted property owners on the Ditch and the percentage of repair each is responsible for. Hiivala was also directed to contact the two property owners who will realize benefit to discuss funding of the repair. This issue will be laid over to the next County Board Meeting.

The claims listing was presented for approval. Eichelberg moved to approve the claims as listed in the abstract, subject to audit. The motion was seconded by Russek. Russek referenced a claim on page 21, Harlan Rosendahl ($20.81) for gas reimbursement. Russek felt the County did not fund anything for regional directors. Mileage is only reimbursed for Wright County employees. The motion carried unanimously.

Brian Asleson, Chief Deputy Attorney, requested approval of a resolution vacating a portion of former CSAH 34 Right-Of-Way. The intersection of CSAH 34 & TH 55 in Buffalo was realigned in the 1990’s. Earlier this year, Mn/DOT released all interest it had in a small parcel of land where the old alignment was located. Any interest the County had was not recorded easement. This parcel is now part of the parking lot for the Bankwest Building. Adoption and recording of the resolution would extinguish the County’s interest as well. Eichelberg moved to adopt Resolution #05-59, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.

Mark Statz, Rockford City Engineer, presented a request for County funding toward the realignment of CR 115 & TH 55. Also present were Trish Waletich, Rockford City Council Member and developer Matt Goldstein, Lundgren Homes. The City Council approved a preliminary plat for a development with conditions that must be met regarding realigning Gabler Avenue SE and CR 115 at the intersection of TH 55. City and County staff met with four affected property owners on the realignment. The City Engineer also met with the Wright County Transportation Committee Of The Whole (TCOTW) in September to request financial support for the acquisition of the property for the realignment along CR 115. The Committee’s recommendation was that the City seek funding from the Highway 55 Coalition for acquisition. In October, the Coalition awarded the City $400,000 toward acquisition of property for the realignment of these two roads. The two developers have also agreed to contribute toward the project. Statz said today the request is for $300,000 in County funds to fill the financial gap. He hoped the Board would see the value of the project and the future benefit of the improvement that would eventually take place in the future when TH 55 is realigned. Although the State would fund much of that project, there would be additional costs to the County for turn lanes, etc. The project time line would be 2007 or 2008 as the developments will not occur until that time. Discussion led to the past funding request presented at the TCOTW Meeting. Sawatzke said the previous request for funding was for $150,000 plus acquisition. Statz said that more specific cost estimates were obtained since that time. Now that funding is secured for property acquisition, they felt the $150,000 was not adequate. The $300,000 requested would be used toward construction costs. Goldstein said the City is trying to put together patchwork funding toward a regional transportation solution. The developers by themselves would only be responsible for the second point of access to the Parkwood development. On the north side, they would only be responsible for some limited reconfiguration of Gabler and TH 55. They are looking to create a longer term solution. He said they are contributing a significant amount on Gabler (approximately 1/3 mile) and participating in the reconstruction of the intersection. Although there is the argument that the City is asking for more toward this improvement, he said he could not deny the wisdom of the long term planning perspective. He said the realignment is not viable only with funding from the developers and the City. Goldstein is the developer on the north side of the road.

Statz said the developer on the south side of the road has agreed to provide a westerly access. There is another option for the developer for a frontage road to connect further back on CR 115. That would not provide a realignment of CR 115 and would be a less expensive option other than the property acquisition. Acquiring that property along CR 115 created a roadblock to that option. The bridge option did not require as much property acquisition when they first looked at it, as it was shifted further east. When the development on the north side came along, it made sense to realign Gabler and CR 115. They felt this was a more long term solution and hoped they could do it as a joint project. A signal could be installed in the future without additional realignment. Fingalson said the Corridor Coalition agreed to funding as the intersection would be one that could remain when TH 55 is redone. Mattson referenced a 9-07-05 letter from the City to the Highway Engineer reflecting a request for the County to use its power of condemnation to acquire the necessary right-of-way to complete the realignment of CR 115. Mattson questioned whether the City had agreed to purchase one of the properties. Statz said the City has not gone through the negotiation process with property owners. Minimal impacts on properties will be realized except in one case, where purchasing the entire property has been viewed as an option. Mattson said he could agree to the project as long as the property owners had no objection.

Sawatzke noted that although this is not an ideal intersection, there have not been many accidents. He stated the County does not currently have funding available for the project and the project is being driven by profit from the development. He supported the County’s contribution of $150,000 as originally presented and that the $150,000 deficit could be funded elsewhere. Statz said part of the difference in requested amounts relates to anticipated project costs which have increased since the initial request. He asked the Board to think of the value of the project regardless of the contribution. The City feels that $300,000 is an appropriate amount for the value of the project. Russek felt this would be a great improvement to a County road. The developer is contributing over $1 million toward the project. He said that if they would decide to build elsewhere, the County may expend over $1.5 million to improve the intersection at a future date. He felt the County should participate in the improvement. Sawatzke said the County would be contributing more than the other governmental entities combined (Township-$0, Mn/DOT-$50,000, and City-$216,000). Statz said the possibility exists that an additional $100,000 in funding may be available from Mn/DOT toward the project. Those funds would be deducted from the City’s share toward the project. If this did occur, Sawatzke did not feel there was a balance between the City and County toward funding (County-$300,000 and City-$116,000). Mattson felt the realignment of the road would be a major step and supported the project. He asked that Statz make another contact with Mn/DOT to discuss additional funding. Russek moved to authorize expending up to $300,000 but not until at least 2007 so the project moves forward. He said that even if Mn/DOT does complete a project in the future, the County would still pay a portion for realignment. The motion was seconded by Eichelberg. Sawatzke supported the project but felt the County was asked to fund more in comparison to others. Wayne Fingalson, Highway Engineer, felt all agreed this was the smartest solution for this roadway. He referenced the 2007 budget and transportation plan. A transportation hearing will be held prior to next Spring reflecting many more projects than the County can fund. He had not had an opportunity to review with the City their request for $300,000 from the County and hoped to work closer with the City on that. He also hoped that Mn/DOT could provide additional funding toward this project. Although he did not want to discourage the County Board from approving up to $300,000 for this project, he wanted them to keep in mind the other upcoming projects in 2007 which will require funding. Sawatzke said it appeared the Highway Engineer agreed with his arguments. Sawatzke offered an amendment to the motion to reduce the authorized expenditure by the County to $200,000, seconded by Heeter. Russek noted that the original motion was for up to $300,000 and that if they can work it out for less, the County’s amount would be reduced. The amendment to the motion failed 2-3 with Eichelberg, Russek and Mattson casting the nay votes. The original motion carried 3-2 with Sawatzke and Heeter casting the nay votes. Sawatzke asked if the State came forth with additional funding, would that reduce the County’s portion. Russek responded that it would. It was clarified that the motion was to expend up to $300,000 and that any additional funding secured from Mn/DOT or another source would reduce the County’s portion. This would be from the 2007 budget at the earliest.

Judge Stephen Halsey presented a resolution passed by the four chambered Judges in Wright County. The resolution requests the County Board initiate a comprehensive review of the security in the Government Center Complex at the access points as well as internally. Judge Halsey said the resolution was reviewed with Sheriff Miller. Russek moved to acknowledge receipt of the resolution and set a Building Committee Of The Whole Meeting for 11-22-05 at 11:00 A.M. The motion was seconded by Heeter and carried 5-0.

A Building Committee Meeting was held on 10-25-05. Heeter moved to approve the minutes, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0:

Security Measures At Sheriff’s Impound Lot. This item will be placed back on the agenda when additional information has been received on lighting and security measures. (End of Building Committee Minutes)

A Civil Defense Committee Meeting was held on 10-26-05. Heeter moved to approve the minutes, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0:

Report From Steve Berg. Berg distributed and reviewed his work plan for the period of time from September 29 through October 26, 2005 (attached). There was discussion on federal grant reporting requirements. Filipek stated an invoice is typically submitted to show a breakdown on how the money is spent.

Define Responsibilities Of Reese And Berg. Discussion continued from previous meetings regarding delineation of responsibilities. Heeter stated it was time to make a decision and move forward. Sawatzke asked representatives from other entities in attendance at the meeting to provide a brief statement regarding organization of emergency management leadership responsibilities from their perspectives:

Jon Young, Wright County Public Health - Based on County growth, seriousness of potential emergencies, complexity of Federal and State government requirements, leadership, communication and coordination with multiple partnerships, Public Health feels a full-time Emergency Management Director position is needed. In response to a question from Sawatzke, Young stated Public Health feels the position should be located in the Sheriff’s Department.

Dennis Bobrowski, EMS Advisory Committee - With volunteer fire fighters and about half of emergency medical services comprised of volunteers they are looking for cooperative efforts, assistance in the field, best use of resources, and drills on multi-hazards that include all of them. Bobrowski felt a full-time position would be best.

Robert VanLith, Wright County Fire Chiefs - The fire chiefs concur with Young and Bobrowski regarding the leadership role. VanLith felt that ideally the office should be separate from the Sheriff’s Department because a future change in who is Sheriff could have an impact on communication and coordination. However, they are supportive of whatever would be the best use of County resources.

Gary Miller, Sheriff - Concurs the County is at the point where a full-time Emergency Management Director is needed and feels location of the position in the Sheriff’s Department would be a natural fit as they dispatch all emergencies and work with all the various entities on a regular basis. He supported the continuation of Nuclear responsibilities to remain with Reese.

Steve Berg, Consultant - Concurs with the statements already made. At the last meeting he distributed a handout from his perspective of responsibilities and Federal requirements of an Emergency Management Director. He stated a full-time person is needed who can devote their time to the coordination, training, and communication responsibilities.

Craig Strand, Regional Program Coordinator - Suggested contacting FEMA regarding Nuclear and Emergency Management responsibilities falling under the leadership of separate individuals.

There was continued discussion on the communication aspect. Filipek stated all communication from her office will go to the Emergency Management Director. She concurs Wright County needs a full-time person. Sawatzke stated Reese has done a good job in Nuclear, completing paperwork with FEMA, etc. and would not support removal of Nuclear from Reese. Sawatzke requested the County Coordinator’s Office obtain job descriptions for Emergency Management Director from other counties and recommended proceeding with establishing a full-time EMD position in the Sheriff’s Department. Heeter concurred. Recommendation: Schedule a meeting for 11-23-05 at 10:00 A.M. or 11:00 A.M. depending on the meeting schedule for that day to work on the development of the job description. (End of Civil Defense Minutes)

Wayne Fingalson, Highway Engineer, said his agenda item was to discuss an agreement with the City of Albertville for the purchase of our current truck station. However, he was unable to obtain an agreement for discussion and anticipated it would be brought forth at the 11-15-05 County Board Meeting.

A Technology Committee Of The Whole Meeting was held on 10-25-05. Russek moved to approve the minutes, seconded by Eichelberg, carried 5-0:

Radio Network Proposal. Jeff Nelson, PSC Alliance, presented an overview of Phase 3 of the Statewide Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response (ARMER). Legislation was passed in June, 2005 for a $45 million State appropriation and $9 million in local assistance for implementation of Phase 3. Wright County geographically falls within the Phase 3 corridor which includes Stearns, Sherburne, Benton and Wright Counties. Stearns County is already a participant/subscriber. Swing stated meetings have been underway at staff level regarding the formation of a regional board which would also include Morrison County to initiate shared technology and implementation with a partnership. The Statewide Radio Board oversees the statewide system and ensures compatibility. Nelson stated Wright, Sherburne and Benton Counties are the only counties in the central part of the State that would be eligible to receive up to 50% of the cost from the $9 million allocation. Wright County currently has a stand alone 2-way voice radio system which is unable to communicate with Federal, State, or other local entities during an emergency response, or to transmit or receive data. The current system has equipment performance issues and is nearly at capacity. Norman stated the Regional Advisory Board needs to consider ongoing maintenance of the system in terms of both cost and staffing. Recommendation: Proceed with regional planning for a Regionwide Public Safety communications system through the recently formed Central MN Regional Advisory Committee comprised of Wright, Sherburne, Stearns, Benton and Morrison Counties. Target (in-part) the development of a radio transport solution that will adequately support functionality to the mobile as described in Phase six of the in-house law enforcement upgrade project.

Law Enforcement System Upgrade Proposal. Loren Lovhaug, Change Masters, Inc., presented an overview of the proposed upgrades to the law enforcement and emergency response systems. Key upgrades include the 911 telephone system, the computer aided dispatch system, law enforcement records and jail management systems, and mobile computer information distribution systems. A system upgrade approach rather than system replacement is recommended for transition continuity. Asleson stated according to his research competitive bids would not be required as it includes services as well as computer upgrades. Lovhaug explained the seven phases of the project and the time duration for each phase. In Phase 6 the radio network (Item I above) is integrated into the overall system. In response to a question from Heeter, Lovhaug stated updating the system infrastructure prior to moving into a new jail/law enforcement facility is ideal. It was noted that Annandale and Howard Lake are currently operating on a shared records management system (Phase 3) with the City of Buffalo. In response to a question from Norman, Swing stated the upgrades are presented as a capital improvement budget item and not part of the IT or Sheriff Department budgets. Recommendation: 1) Proceed with negotiations with Masys-Positron in the upgrade of the 911 dispatch hardware/software components Life Line 100 ANI/ALI Controller, IAP Backroom Equipment, and Software not to exceed $65,000 (including sales tax) with funding from the 911 surcharge account. Recommendation: 2) Proceed with negotiations with Masys-Positron in the upgrade of the ENFORS law enforcement system, phase one through phase seven as described, with total dollars (including sales tax) not to exceed $930,000 over three calendar years. (End of Technology Minutes)

On a motion by Russek, second by Eichelberg, all voted to cancel the 12-06-05 County Board Meeting due to the AMC Conference.

Correspondence was received from MCIT requesting the Board designate the voting delegate and alternate for the upcoming 2005 MCIT Annual Meeting, being held 12-05-05 in St. Paul. Sawatzke moved to appoint Richard Norman as the delegate and Bob Hiivala as the Alternate. The motion was seconded by Russek and carried 5-0.

Correspondence was received from Corinna Township requesting use of additional funding from the SCORE Fund for recycling purposes. This request was presented as the Township’s recycling vendor has increased their monthly service price by 5%. Information was provided by Planning & Zoning reflecting the formula used to provide funding to townships and what has been funded to Corinna thus far. Also provided was an analysis of the Waste Management Fund as of 8-31-05 reflecting that the SCORE fund balance is at $381,226.60. Sawatzke stated the County receives from the State just over $200,000 per year for the SCORE fund. The only change in amount received since 1991 has to do with population increases. The County matches 25% of this so approximately $250,000 goes into the fund each year. At one point the fund balance rose to $812,000. However, more is being expended from the fund than put into it annually. Russek said a previous motion by the SWTF increased the per ton recycling fee to cities and townships to stabilize this account. It was noted that receipts from recycling at the Compost Facility should also be placed into this fund. It was the consensus that Heeter will work with Chuck Davis, Environmental Health Officer, on a written response to Corinna Township denying their request.

Heeter announced that MEADA was presented the “You Rock Award” from the Wright County Family Services Collaborative at an event last week. MEADA was nominated by the Wright County Public Health Department.

Bills Approved

Abbott Northwestern Hosp. $181.60

Brian Abrahamson 216.92

Adv. Graphic Systems, Inc. 164.41

Aggregate & Ready Mix 575.00

Albertville Body Shop Inc. 906.94

Albion Township 1,157.50

American Instit. Supply 2,114.89

Ameripride Linen/Apparel 821.08

Ancom Communications 22,956.08

Ancom Technical Center 2,187.88

Daniel Anselment 159.95

Aramark Correc. Serv. 10,255.37

B & D Plumbing/Heating 327.00

Jeremy Baker 227.27

Barnes Distribution 159.08

Beaudry Oil Co. 1,309.50

Black Box Resale Services 309.92

BLM Technologies Inc. 519.70

Boyer Truck Parts 599.43

BP Amoco 1,661.91

Jean Bresin 165.65

Buffalo Township 1,261.90

City Buffalo 42,058.53

Bureau of Crim. Apprehen. 225.00

CADD Engin.Supply 190.00

Campbell Abstract 112.00

CDW Government Inc. 476.66

Center Point Energy 6,904.11

Centra Sota Lake Region 8,485.70

Central MN Mental Health 312.50

Change Masters 1,500.00

Charm-Tex Inc. 780.86

Clearwater Township 1,065.70

City Clearwater 64,422.00

City Cokato 1,180.39

Comm. of Transportation 225.00

Comp. Professionals Unlim. 1,967.68

The Copy Shop 549.94

Corinna Township 1,089.80

Dales Auto Repair & Towing 133.13

Dental Care Assoc. Buffalo 182.00

Randal Desmarais 123.67

Diamond Mowers Inc. 500.02

Elmer Eichelberg 221.93

Dale Engel 262.71

Ernst Gen. Construction 670.00

Debbie Ernst 266.27

Farm & Home Publishers 532.50

Flint Hills Resources LP 3,650.35

Franklin Township 3,033.70

Frontier Precision Inc. 185.58

Gateway Companies Inc. 11,652.68

Todd Gau 322.04

Gen. Rental Ctr. of Monticello 101.18

Glock, Inc. 300.00

Raymond Glunz 200.00

Going Under Dive Center 105.38

Grafix Shoppe 442.34

W Grainger Inc. 112.34

Greenview Inc. 5,288.35

City Hanover 1,550.20

Hedlund Plumbing 1,645.00

Amy Hertzog 279.82

Hillyard Floor Care Supply 3,048.67

City Howard Lake 904.60

Intereum 1,909.02

Int’l Public Management 1,286.50

Interstate Automotive 106.50

Interstate Battery Sys./Mpls. 304.43

Tracy Janikula 324.09

Karels Towing 132.50

Andrea Kirchner 350.00

KNR Comm. Services Inc. 1,201.20

Greg Kramber 343.50

Kenneth Kremer 542.50

Ruth Kremer 171.20

Lab Safety Supply Inc. 146.71

Lake Superior College 325.00

Lakedale Telephone Co. 203.18

LaPlant Demo Inc. 535.92

Michael Laurent 116.26

Lawson Products Inc. 325.52

LexisNexis Matthew Bender 244.63

Loberg Electric 108.00

Loffler Business Sys., Inc. 1,771.43

Loffler-Lits 253.15

M & M Express 4,528.94

Maple Lake Township 1,451.50

Marco Business Products 3,890.47

Marks Standard Parts 1,171.78

Marysville Township 1,410.70

Richard Mattson 112.04

Menards 210.54

The Metro Group Inc. 6,390.92

Mid-Minnesota Hot Mix 3,070.87

Midland Corp. Benefits SVC 750.00

Minnesota CLE 195.00

Minnesota Copy Systems 460.02

MN Counties Comp. Co-op 3,744.00

MN Crime Prevention Assn. 300.00

MN Fall Maintenance Expo 670.00

MN Soc. of Prof. Surveyors 295.00

MN State Auditor 12,453.05

MN State SHRMA Council 398.00

Monticello Auto Body Inc. 101.18

Monticello Township 2,335.30

City Monticello 6,533.20

Morries Buffalo Ford Merc 127.97

Motorola Communication 19,386.18

Margaret Munson 409.83

Bernie Munsterteiger 2,025.00

Nat’l Soc. of Prof. Engnrs. 260.00

Nextel Communications 3,462.67

N. American Salt Co. 54,427.55

N. Suburban Towing Inc. 165.07

Northern Safety Tech. 166.69

Office Depot 1,997.76

Olsen Companies 179.99

Omann Brothers Inc. 4,095.91

OSI Environmental Inc. 710.00

Pakor Inc. 340.83

Wallace Peterson 219.50

PMI Computer Supplies 243.50

Henry Potter 1,092.00

Tom Praska 204.67

Precision Prints of Wright Co. 211.53

Qualification Targets 233.80

Qwest 493.91

Genell Reese 233.65

John Reid and Associates 550.00

Retrofit Recycling Inc. 3,029.42

Rhodes Lock & Glass 2,280.18

Rockford Township 2,578.90

City Rockford 2,498.80

The Rockwood Corp. 354.00

Royal Tire Inc. 6,775.49

RS Eden 7,082.90

Jack Russek 277.90

Russell Sec. Resource Inc. 664.43

Scharber & Sons Inc. 259.99

Steve Sims 325.00

SKC Communication Prod. 176.00

Software House Int’l 316.31

Sprint 156.69

SRF Consulting Group Inc. 3,042.07

City St. Michael 4,405.60

Streichers 138.82

Sweeney Brothers 227.82

T & M Towing and Snow Plow 170.41

Total Printing 1,346.59

Tri-Co Tree Movers 3,405.00

Trimin Systems Inc. 2,421.07

Keith Triplett 447.10

Trophies Plus 103.37

Uniforms Unlimited 263.61

United Locating Services 810.00

United Rentals Hwy. Tech. 313.00

University of Minnesota 260.00

Unlimited Electric 1,186.34

Verizon 224.97

Verizon Wireless 536.32

Voss Lighting 583.19

Wal-Mart Store 01-1577 454.63

City Waverly 108.69

Gordon Weber 292.10

W Metro Buick-Pont.-GMC 10,806.80

West Payment Center 609.48

Westside Equipment 402.85

Wright Co. Highway Dept. 84,083.62

Wright Co. Journal Press 241.28

Wright Soil & Water Cons. 234.20

Keith Wurm Construction 41,860.00

Xcel Energy 441.72

46 Pymts. less than $100 18,154.12

Final total $572,261.85

The meeting adjourned at 10:34 A.M.

Published in the Herald Journal Dec. 5, 2005.