Wright County Board Minutes

DECEMBER 14, 1999

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

Russek moved to approve the minutes of 11-23-99 as presented, seconded by Jude, carried unanimously.

Petitions were accepted to the Agenda as follows: Consent Agenda Item A8, "Reappoint Don Schmidt to Board Of Adjustment, District 4" (Eichelberg); Consent Agenda Item A9, "Reappoint Ralph Douglas to Planning Commission, At-Large Member" (Mattson); Consent Agenda Item A10, "Reappoint Roger Millner to Planning Commission, District 1" (Jude); Amend Item For Consid. #4, "7W Joint Powers Agreement/Letter From Mn/DOT" (Sawatzke). On a motion by Eichelberg, second by Russek, all voted to approve the Agenda as amended.

On a motion by Jude, second by Eichelberg, all voted to approve the Consent Agenda as amended:


1. Performance Appraisals: S. Rief, M. Ruzicka, Aud./Treas.; D. Wines, Bld. Maint.; K. Lanie, Ct. Admin.; J. Ahlm, J. Bean, J. Carpenter, C. Engel, G. Findley, M. Froslie, J. Hermansen, E. Leander, M. Miller, M. Pacelli, K. Perkins, C. Poirier, Sher./Corr.; D. Evjen, J. Hendricks, Surveyor.

2. Resignation, LeeAnn Kuklok, Personnel Rep., Eff. 12/15/99; Authorize Replacement.

3. Reappoint Sue Johnson to County Extension Committee, Eff. 1/1/2000, First District.

4. Reappoint Dave Zylstra to Board of Adjustments, Eff. 1/1/2000, First District.

5. O/T Report, Period Ending 11-12-99.

6. O/T Report, Period Ending 11-26-99.

7. MCIT 1998 Annual Report To Members.

8. Reappoint Don Schmidt to Board Of Adjustment, District 4. (Eichelberg)

9. Reappoint Ralph Douglas to Planning Commission, At-Large Member. (Mattson)

10 Reappoint Roger Millner to Planning Commission, District 1. (Jude)


1. Tobacco Licenses: Total Mart #5306 (Monticello); Total Mart #5308 (St. Michael).

2. Bond Renewal - Bob Hiivala, Chief Deputy Auditor/Treasurer.

3. Claim, KUE Contractors, $14,894.48 (Fund 34 - HSC - Final Payment).

4. Approve Extension of AT&T Long Distance Contract for 24 Months.

5. Claim, Unlimited Electric Inc., $1,224.55 (Fund 34 - PW - Well Wiring).

6. Claim, Sign City, $100.00 (Fund 34 - PW - Door Lettering).

7. Claim, Enviro Electric Inc., $522.00 (Fund 34 - PW - Paddle Fan Install).

8. Tobacco License: Superamerica #4554 (New-St. Michael).


1. Accept Resignation, Randy Atkins, Case Aide, Eff. 11/19/99 & Authorize Replacement.

2. Approve Appointment, Nathan Miller, Probation Agent, Eff. 12/13/99, Corrections Agent Step 7.

3. Appointment, Ann Parker, Probation Agent, Eff. 12/13/99, Corrections Agent Step 1.


1. Authorize Hire, Marcus Jakes, Highway Maintenance Person, Eff. 12-15-99, Step 2.


1. Approve Request to Rezone from AG to A/R, William Corty (Marysville Twp.).

2. Approve Establishment of Rural Planned Unit Development District, Ross Danielson (Corinna Twp.).

3. Approve Request to Rezone from AG & S-2 to R-2 & S-2, Pat. F. Faltersack (Silver Creek Twp.).


1. Approve Out-of-Class Pay at B-1 for Barb Gabrelcik, Eff. 11/29/99 for Up to 8 Weeks In Absence of Recorder.


1. Acknowledge Hire, Nadine Aarvig, Corrections Officer, Eff. 12/14/99, Step 3.

2. Acknowledge Hire, Bartley Kothman, Corrections Officer, Eff. 12/27/99, Step 3.

3. Set Detention Facility Committee Meeting for 1/26/2000 at 9:00 A.M.

At 9:05 A.M., the Board reviewed a proposed amendment to Section 4, Subd. 3 of the Wright County Tobacco Ordinance. Brian Asleson, Assistant County Attorney, said the amendment was proposed at the request of the Auditor/Treasurer's Office to facilitate the process of renewing licenses. The revised language would implement renewal of licenses on a calendar year basis. Jude moved to approve the amendment, seconded by Eichelberg, carried 5-0. The amendment to Section 4, Subd. 3 would be effective upon publication of the amendment in the minutes and reads as follows: "Term. Generally licenses issued under this Ordinance shall be valid for one calendar year from the date of issue beginning January 1st. Licenses may be issued and granted under this Ordinance for a fractional year thereof upon their expiration under another licensing authority, or in the case of a new license application. A license issued for a period of less than one calendar year shall expire on December 31st of that year."

A Committee Of The Whole meeting was held on 11-23-99 with the Legislative Delegation to discuss Gravel Tax, Out-Of-Home Placement Issues, Machinery Tax on Public Utilities and Deregulation, Legislation of Hemp, Legislation RE: Compost Facility, and the Local Option Sales Tax. A summary of the minutes follows:

Current law does not allow the County to implement a gravel tax only on exported gravel. This will be explored further. There will be a $650,000 deficit for Out-Of-Home Placements for 1999. Counties need financial assistance, especially in the area of Court Services based placements. The Legislative Delegation felt AMC and the Social Services Directors Association should seek a separate bill to streamline the administration of the program and a change in the corrections system problem. The Governor has indicated there will not be supplemental spending approved in the next session. Machinery tax comprises 18% of the tax base. If deregulation comes about, there needs to be a revenue replacement for local units of government. Ideas discussed included increasing local government aid, increasing tax on transmission lines, and implementing a meter tax. Legalization of Hemp passed the House but not the Senate in the last session. Lenny Walker, Sheriff's Dept., provided a compelling argument against legalization. Eichelberg felt the OEA should forgive the $2M grant for the Compost Facility. The grant agreement has an amortization schedule and in 1994, a Department of Finance bill was passed that prevents the Facility from being sold. It is bonded for public purpose so other uses might bring IRS ramifications. Legislators agreed that the Local Option Sales Tax should be rescinded but other issues took priority last session.

At today's meeting, Jude stated that Springstead would be checking on whether the Compost Facility could be leased. Sawatzke stated deregulation could become a hot topic this year. Staff has been advised to keep abreast of actions on policy decisions. Eichelberg moved to approve the minutes, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0.

Doug Gruber, Auditor/Treasurer requested the Board set the Bid Opening for the 2000 Legal Newspaper for 12-28-99 at 9:15 A.M. Mattson moved to approve the request, seconded by Russek, carried unanimously.

On a motion by Russek, seconded by Jude, all voted to approve a plat, "MESSER ADDITION," as submitted by Marvin J. & Rhonda J. Messer, husband & wife, contract purchasers; and Jerome J. Ergen, as Trustee of the Jerome J. Ergen Revocable Trust Agreement dated August 28, 1997, an undivided 1/2 interest and Delores L. Ergen, as Trustee of the Delores L. Ergen Revocable Trust Agreement dated August 28, 1997, an undivided 1/2 interest, owners and proprietors of the following land described in part as: That part of the NW1/4 of SW1/4 of Sec. 1, Twp. 122, Rage 27, commencing at the most northerly corner of the parcel; with all outstanding taxes including green acre liability, if any, having been paid; the park dedication fee has been paid; there are no new roads involved; and the revised plat has been reviewed by Thomas C. Zins, Assistant County Attorney, who finds it to be ready for recording.

Gruber received formal quotes on the clean out of Jt. Ditch #15. The quotes range from $42,500 to $56,000 to repair four areas. Mattson moved to authorize Gruber to contact Meeker and McLeod Counties to set up a Jt. Ditch #15 meeting for the purpose of discussing the process for repair. Motion carried 5-0 on a second by Russek.

At the 11-23-99 County Board meeting, a Public Hearing was held for the purpose of review of a petition for the right to make minor alterations or changes to County Ditch 38. This was requested by Mn/DOT as part of their work related to reconstruction of Hwy. 12. At that meeting, Bob Nibbe, District Hydraulics Engineer, requested approval of a resolution to allow replacement of the current 14" tile with a 15" concrete tile, to extend the ends and install caps. The issue was laid over to allow Mn/DOT to meet with the SWCD, Townships, Ditch Committee and residents. Today, Nibbe stated that the 14" tile was located at the ditch bottom and it is plugged. There was a 2' difference in water elevation found from one side of the road to the other and about 40 acres of water 2' deep. Nibbe thought that if the 14" pipe were repaired and the inlet unrestricted, it would take approximately one week to equalize the two sides. He anticipated it would take another 100 days to drop the water 1' and 200 days to get rid of all of the water. It was felt that if the pipe were repaired now, the water would be able to drain over the winter months. Discussion followed on whether the 6" riser pipe by the trailer park should be enlarged. In response to a question by Mattson, Nibbe stated that Mn/DOT does not want to become involved with work beyond the Right Of Way due to potential liability involved with the pipe which runs under the trailer park. Gruber thought that there must have been a reason for placing a 6" riser in this area and because this was a lake bottom at one time, it is a natural place for water to build up. Kerry Saxton, SWCD, supported this viewpoint stating that if the size of the riser were increased it could cause the soil to erode around the tube under the trailer park. He thought Mn/DOT's concern of liability was valid. He alluded to the potential of the tile being overloaded already due to the trailer park using the tile for storm water drainage. Gruber said Mn/DOT met with property owners in the area. Darrel Lachemeier, who lives on the South side of Hwy. 12, supported Mn/DOT's proposal to repair the 14" tile and drain the area over the next 3-4 months. Jude moved to honor the petition to make minor alterations to County Ditch No. 38 as requested by Mn/DOT, seconded by Mattson, carried 5-0. The intent is to repair the 14" pipe this year and to replace it with a 15" pipe next summer. Nibbe indicated that the bid letting has been scheduled for 3-24-99 but that date may be extended due to issues pending with the redesign of a storm system in Waverly.

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

At 9:40 A.M., a Public Hearing was held relating to proposed revisions to the Feedlot Ordinance. Due to staffing changes in the Planning & Zoning Office, a request was made to delay by six months the acceptance of certain permitting responsibilities from the MPCA relative to feedlots. The amendments deal only with effective dates and not with any real land use types or concerns. Dan Tapio indicated that he supported the revision due to a 1-28-99 meat inspection which feedlot owners must also meet. Russek moved to approve the changes, seconded by Mattson, carried 5-0. The amendments follow:

Section 7.001 Registration.

(b)Any person owning or operating an existing animal feedlot without a current Feedlot Permit or Interim Feedlot Permit from Wright County or the Agency shall register the feedlot operation with the Feedlot Administrator by July 1, 2000.

(e)An animal feedlot that is not registered by July 1, 2000 shall be subject to all requirements of this Ordinance including area and setback requirements of a new animal feedlot.

Section 15 Effective Date.

This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect after publication, with the following exceptions: Sections 6.002 (b), (c) and (I), 6.003 (a) -(d), 6.004, 7.002, 7.003, 7.004, 10.001 and 10.002 shall be effective from and after July 1, 2000.

With Wright County's intent to establish an animal feedlot program and become involved in the processing of animal feedlot permit applications under State Law, effective 7-1-00 the County must adopt and submit a resolution for the establishment of a County Animal Feedlot Program. This resolution must be then sent to the MPCA before year end so the County's involvement can be approved and funding approved. Discussion followed on the possibility of the State taking over licensing. Saxton said the County Board originally moved to implement a registration process prior to the State considering doing so. Saxton felt the State may allow the transfer of the County's information. However, the State may require managing of pastures and may eliminate certificates of compliance requiring those people to register as well. Jude voiced opposition with the State performing a redundant function and that the County should not have expended the funds to implement a program which was the responsibility of the State in the first place. Sawatzke pointed out that it may take the State 2-3 additional years to determine rule changes. Mattson said the Extension Service is behind counties and their concerns with feedlots. Mattson moved to adopt Resolution #99-66 for the establishment of a County Animal Feedlot Program, seconded by Russek, carried 4-1 with Jude casting the nay vote. Russek moved to authorize signature on the "Statement Describing Permit Application Processing Procedure" which will be sent to the MPCA, seconded by Mattson, carried 4-1 with Jude casting the nay vote.

Wayne Fingalson, Highway Engineer, requested approval of a preliminary draft of the Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the bridge replacement project on CSAH 14 (SAP 86-614-07). An EAW is required due to the involvement of protected waters and that more than one acre of area below the 100 year flood elevation will be filled. With approval of the EAW preliminary draft, the 30-day public comment period would commence. The final EAW will be brought back for County Board approval. Fingalson said this longer and higher bridge will have more of an effect on adjacent properties (4.32 acres with 2.92 of that being wetlands). Russek moved to approve the preliminary draft of the EAW, seconded by Eichelberg, carried 5-0.

As part of TH 12 improvements West of Waverly, Mn/DOT will complete safety improvements on a portion of CSAH 8 near the railroad. This will involve removal of a horizontal curve on CSAH 8, the construction of a signalized railroad crossing on the Emerson Avenue alignment which will become CSAH 8 to TH 12, and widening to meet State aid standards. Wright County is responsible for acquiring the additional right of way for the project. The request is to approve the acreage values the County's independent appraiser assembled and to convey offers to landowners. Mattson moved to approve the request, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0.

A Transportation Committee Of The Whole meeting was held on 11-30-99. A summary of the minutes follows:

Discuss Options for Delano Maintenance District: Due to the current shortage of Highway maintenance personnel (currently no person assigned to District 6 in Delano), the Committee reviewed the following options: 1) Continue current operation (hire two new people for the Delano district); 2) Move one truck to Buffalo and keep one truck in Delano; 3) Move one truck to Buffalo and move one truck to Waverly (Delano would continue as a loading site only). After further discussion on plow rates, the growing need for 24-hour service and the continuing shortage of maintenance personnel, the recommendation of the Transportation Committee members was to try Option 2 on a trial basis.

City of Monticello Issues-Bret Weis. City of Monticello representatives were present for discussion.

A. Oakwood Drive. The recommendation of the Committee was to: 1) Agree to the future conveyance of the Oakwood Drive right of way to the City of Monticello, including the portion in Monticello Township, once it has been annexed, except the 1.475 acres at the westerly curve area, at such time that the landowners along the corridor understand and agree to conveyance terms; 2) City officials are to work out terms of land conveyance with property owners and inform Wright County of these terms before conveyance is completed, which can be accomplished at a future Transportation Committee Of The Whole meeting; 3) The 1.475 acres of land at the westerly curve will be retained until the realignment and construction of Chelsea Road is completed. The disposition of this parcel can be addressed at that time.

B. CR 117 Agreement. Discussion involved a revised Agreement between Wright County and the City of Monticello for jurisdictional change on a portion of CR 117 within the City limits (between TH 25 and Chelsea Road) which has been severed from CR 117 with a cul-de-sac as part of Mn/DOT's TH 25 improvement work. The recommendation of the Committee was to: 1) Approve Cooperative Agreement No. 99-06 as revised and forward it to the City of Monticello for their review and approval; 2) County Highway staff will assist the City of Monticello in obtaining federal assistance towards signal costs at the TH 25 and Oakwood Drive intersection. This may involve discussions with Mn/DOT.

C. Stop Sign Placement, School Boulevard and CR 117. Currently a 4-way stop traffic control system is in place due to meeting warrants. The City of Monticello performed a study indicating that once CR 117 was severed at Chelsea Road, School Blvd. would become the main route and have a much higher traffic count. The City requested that this be monitored for higher volumes and to have the stop signs removed on School Blvd. if this was the case. The Committee recommends that the 4-way stop be left in place as the School Blvd. and CR 117 intersection met warrants for that type of traffic control and that during the next 6 months, County Highway staff should monitor traffic patterns to determine if they are changing significantly enough to remove the stop signs on School Blvd. Safety is the main concern of the County and of the residents using the intersection.

Discuss Status of CSAH 8/CSAH 30 Signage Change. Gene Janikula (Woodland Town Board), Charlie Borrell (Waverly) and Bill Cordell (Senior Traffic Technician, Wright County) were present for discussion. A fatality at the intersection prompted the County Board to authorize at their 11-23-99 meeting the placement of a 4-way stop at the intersection as soon as possible. Today, the Committee was informed that they would be installed on 12-2-99. The Highway Engineer recommended that rumble strips be added at the same time. Janikula and Borrell requested the Board reconsider the placement of a 4-way stop and to study the issue further. Borrell requested that the Board consider placement of a 4-way stop sign at the intersection of CSAH 8 and CSAH 35. Accident summary data was reviewed (1993-1999). Cordell indicated that the fatality in 1998 and in 1999 were a result of the driver not stopping at all. The Highway Engineer indicated that the safest, most prudent and reasonable action would be for the County to follow the guidelines in the MN Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Not overlooking the fatalities, he stated the goal of the manual is traffic uniformity and that a 4-way stop is not warranted due to higher traffic on CSAH 8. Jude and Eichelberg supported a study whereas Mattson, Russek and Sawatzke did not. The Transportation Committee Of The Whole did not make any new recommendations as a result of the discussion. The County Board voted 4-1 on 11-23-99 to place the 4-way stop. The Committee consensus was 3-2 to retain that action. Highway Department staff will place the 4-way stop with rumble strips on CSAH 8 and CSAH 30 on 12/2/99. The inverted strips will be put in the wheel tracks only to reduce noise levels.

Discuss Proposal From Developer for Alignment Changes to CSAH 7 in City of Clearwater; Review Appraisals for "extra" Right of Way. The recommendation of the Committee is: 1) Approve the basic concept plan presented today by Clearwater Development, Inc. with geometrics, turn/bypass lane requirements and access locations to be reviewed by the Highway Department to insure they meet County requirements: 2) Clearwater Development, Inc. will prepare a proposal regarding the exchange of Right of Way and funding for development costs for this proposed addition to the City of Clearwater. The County had an appraisal completed for the 3.1 acres of turnback Right of Way and this will figure into the proposal when Wright County, City of Clearwater and the developer discuss the proposal at a future Transportation Committee meeting.

Requests from Cities of Otsego and Rockford.

A. Otsego Street Light. The request is to have a street light installed at the intersection of CSAH 19 due to the Riverwood Conference Center, the new outlet mall, the new golf course and the hard to see intersection. The consensus of the majority of the remaining Committee members (excluding Jude who left the meeting) was to: 1) Recommend that the County make an exception and offer to participate in 50% of the installation costs for the light at the CSAH 19/39 intersection even though this intersection does not meet the Street Lighting Policy criteria; 2) Forward a copy of the Street Lighting Policy and the offer to make an exception to the policy in letter form to the City of Otsego prior to the approval of these minutes by the County Board on 12-14-99, with the understanding that this is being done for informational purposes only to make the City of Otsego aware of the policy language in a timely fashion and give them opportunity to decide if they want to participate.

B. Rockford Emergency Vehicle Sign Lighting. The City of Rockford requested that a flashing red light be installed at the fire department access to CSAH 20 to warn motorists. The Highway Engineer stated that flashers are installed at City cost with no funding from the County. Russek was concerned with the access location, as it is partially hidden on a curve and in a 50 mph zone. The Highway Engineer asked if the Committee members wanted to recommend changes to the County policy on flashing light installations and start funding some of the flashing light costs. The consensus seemed to favor leaving the policy as is.

At today's meeting, Fingalson indicated that the City of Otsego will be requesting that the County participate in the full cost of the street light in Otsego. Consensus was to address the issue when something is received in writing. Jude moved to accept the minutes and recommendations with the exception of the Otsego Street Light, seconded by Eichelberg, carried 4-1 with Sawatzke casting the nay vote. Russek moved to approve participation for the Otsego Street Light on a 50/50 cost sharing basis as proposed in the minutes, seconded by Mattson. Eichelberg referenced examples of the County Board making quick decisions without receiving full information from all parties involved. He felt the Board was not giving those in charge the responsibility and privilege of presenting information. He was not in favor of 50% funding on the street light until all information had been received. Russek responded that all of the facts were discussed at the Transportation Committee meeting and the County then sent the City a proposal. Fingalson stated the policy had been verbalized to the City and had been placed on the Agenda as it has not been revised since 1984. The first criteria for placing street lighting is for the intersection to have had three or more nighttime accidents in a 12 month period. This intersection did not meet this nor the other two criteria. Jude supported Eichelberg stating the Committee made a one-time exception to the rule. Motion carried 3-2 with Eichelberg and Jude casting the nay votes.

Fingalson requested that the Board authorize the hire of Stuart Marquette, Highway Maintenance Person, effective 12-16-99 at Step 5 of the Salary Schedule. Fingalson said Marquette was previously employed with Wright County in the same position and that Step 5 was the salary Marquette had requested as a minimum. Fingalson referenced staff shortages, noting that they were currently six employees short. He said it is very hard to fill the positions with the salary schedule they are working with, especially in the eastern portion of the County. Norman noted that Marquette resigned on 4-29-99 on Step 3. If he had remained employed, he would be eligible to move to Step 4 on 3-11-00. Discussion followed on the effect such action would have on current staff. Russek moved to authorize hire of Stuart Marquette at Step 4, with the understanding that he would move to Step 5 after successful completion of the 6-month probationary period. The action will require notification to the Union as the proposal is to hire over Step 3. Motion carried 5-0 on second by Jude.

Mattson moved to adopt Resolution #99-67 authorizing signatures on the 7W Joint Powers Agreement, seconded by Russek, carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.

Sawatzke referenced a letter from Steve Voss, Mn/DOT, relating to negotiations between the 7W and APO groups and inquired whether the County Board needed to be taking any action. Fingalson responded that there would be no need for Board action as long as Mattson is given authorization to vote on their behalf. It was the consensus of the Board that this had previously been done.

At 10:47 A.M., the Public Hearing was held for modifying the fees for Parks Department services. The hearing closed at 10:49 A.M. Jude moved to approve the Parks Department fees as presented, seconded by Eichelberg, carried 5-0. The fees are as follows:

ITEM: 1999 Rate, 2000 Rate, Projected Revenue

Camping Sites - Electric: $12/night, $14/night, $8,200

Non-Electric: $10/night, $12/night, -

Group Camp: $25/night, $30/night, $100

Monthly Camp Site: $325/month, $378/month, $950

Boat Launch - Collinwood: $2.50 , $3.00, $25

Schroeder: $2.50, $3.00, $50

Firewood Bundles: $2.50, $3.00, $360

Wood Cutting Permits: $15.00/cord, $15.00/cord, NA

Picnic Shelter Weekend Rental (Saturday, Sunday and Holidays)

Otsego: $30, $30, NA

Schroeder: $30, $30, NA

Collinwood: $30, $30, NA

Beebe Lake: $30, $30, NA

Clearwater/Pleasant: $50, $50, NA

Picnic Shelter Weekday Rental (Monday through Friday Excluding Holidays)

Otsego, Schroeder: NA, $15, -

Collinwood, Beebe Lake: -, $15, -

Clearwater Pleasant: NA, $25, -

Ney Park Center: $35 first four hours, $10 each add. hour; $35 first four hours, $10 each add. hour: -


It is recommended that the two additional dollars per night for camp sites be placed in a Park Improvement Fund for future improvement to the facilities at Collinwood and Schroeder. With each deposit made during the camping season camping occasions will be calculated and the correct deposit made to the revenue and park improvement funds. The picnic shelter rental lines are recommended to be changed from flat one rate, to a weekday and weekend rental system. Users that rent during the weekend are usually there for the day, however the inquires about shelter rental for the weekdays are usually for just evening time periods. With a reduced rate for weekdays it is anticipated that more users will rent the shelters than using the first come method. Holidays that fall on a weekdays would be considered a weekend rental.

On a motion by Eichelberg, second by Mattson, all voted to approve the Truth In Local Taxation Minutes of 12-2-99.

On a motion by Eichelberg, second by Russek, roll call vote carried 5-0 to adopt Resolution #99-68:

BE IT RESOLVED that the Wright County Board of Commissioners hereby establishes the 2000 Certified Taxable Levy as follows:


General Revenue $12,029,081

Road and Bridge $2,285,782

Human Services $4,904,700

GRRL $1,071,158

Debt Service $1,922,928

Lake Pulaski LID $36,000

TOTAL $22,249,649

Less: HACA $2,487,570

NET TAXABLE LEVY $19,762,079

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Wright County Board of Commissioners hereby establishes the 2000 Budgets as follows:


General Revenue $22,347,254

Road and Bridge $10,145,278

Human Services $16,197,200

GRRL $1,071,158

Debt Service $1,922,928

Lake Pulaski LID $36,000

TOTAL BUDGET $51,719,818

As part of the MCIT Annual Meeting, Wright County was presented with a plaque recognizing outstanding experience in workers' compensation (experience modification under 1.00) for Plan Year 1999. The efforts of the Safety Committee and Pat Melvin, Special Projects Administrator, were recognized.

Mattson referenced Consent Agenda Item F1, "Approve Request to Rezone from AG to A/R, William Corty (Marysville Twp.)." It was noted that Mattson had concern if a PUD is requested in the future.

Norman referenced Consent Agenda Item A2, "Resignation, LeeAnn Kuklok, Personnel Rep., Eff. 12/15/99; Authorize Replacement." Kuklok was recognized for her outstanding performance during her 12 years of employment.

The meeting recessed at 10:58 a.m. for a Closed Meeting relating to negotiation strategies.

Bills Approved

Brian Abrahamson 342.24

Airtouch Cellular Bellevue 3232.24

Alliant Foodservice 1208.54

Allmand Bros Inc 202.60

Ancom Communications Inc 644.55

Anoka County Juvenile Center 8772.25

Appraisal Concepts Inc 2500.00

AT&T 1593.72

Automatic Garage Door Co 336.00

Bob Barker Co 796.94

Berg and Effrem Inc 2662.50

Best Disposal Services 256.61

Bowman Distribution 374.89

Buff 'N' Glo Inc 171.00

Buffalo Hospital 272.20

City Buffalo 20140.41

Bureau of Criminal Apprehensn 240.00

Lola Carlson 1980.00

Cassidy Realty & Appraisal Inc 495.00

Cellular 2000 of St Cloud 474.20

Central Lock & Safe 241.50

Cintas - 428 150.36

Cokato Township 442.82

Cole Papers Inc 1215.70

Commissioner of Transportn 6708.46

Construction Market Data 160.00

Copy Equipment Inc 336.50

CPS Technology Solutions 160.00

Crow River Tools 564.24

Denos Excav. & Drainage Inc 862.50

Randal Desmarais 137.95

Duerrs Water Care Service 121.41

Dale Engel 129.27

Enviro Electric Inc 522.00

Tom Feddema 174.53

Fleet Computing International 675.00

Four Star Auto Trim 532.50

Gateway 2000 190.64

Janet Gholson 432.76

W Grainger Inc 734.57

Grinnel Fire Protection Sys 425.00

H & H Sport Shop 133.00

Harms Distributing Inc 376.06

Hennepin County Treasurer 168.76

Holiday 1708.08

City Howard Lake 2255.00

Jamar Technologies Inc 535.50

Becky Knoss 124.44

KUE Contractors Inc 14894.48

Advanced Graphic Systems Inc 415.74

Albertville Body & Fender 1040.86

Allina Hospitals & Clinics 190.50

American Institutional Supply 2256.98

Ancom Technical Center 587.00

Appert Foods 2205.87

Arnold's of Kimball Inc 2689.13

AT&T Wireless Services 252.55

B.B. and S.F. RY. Co. 48672.00

Bauerly Brothers Companies 3711.28

Bergstroms Quality Furniture 244.79

Betmar Languages Inc 880.21

Brown Cty Evaluation Center In 402.00

Buffalo Collision Repair Inc 465.00

Buffalo Junction Towing 265.57

Buildings Consulting Group Inc 846.40

Tim Cameron 125.00

Carver County Treasurer 1015.00

Catco Parts Service 708.57

Central Glass 317.71

Central Tractor Farm & Ctry 154.70

Climate Air 422.50

City Cokato 900.67

Collins Communications 200.00

Computer Training Internationl 3127.80

Consulting Radiologists Ltd 276.00

Melanie Courrier 116.68

H Cragg Co 630.00

Delano Municipal Utilities 123.10

Design Electric Inc 236.50

DLT Solutions Inc 1185.00

Nila Ellis 180.42

Enterprise & Dispatch 242.00

Bridget Falbo 1100.00

Firehouse Auto Repair & Towing 127.50

Forestry Suppliers Inc 743.06

Gateway Companies Inc 834.96

GE Capital Info Tech Solutions 3840.56

Grafix Shoppe 486.59

Greenview Inc 997.35

GTE Midwest 298.76

Hardings Towing 159.75

Hart Healthcare Enterprises 267.56

Hillyard Floor Care Supply 1618.55

Holt Motors Inc 516.01

Interstate Batteries 236.38

Keepers Inc. Inc 620.19

Greg Kramber 109.12

Lakedale Telephone Co 359.30

Larson Publications Inc 456.40

Leaders In Community Alternati 248.00

Maple Lake Lumber Co 2008.78

Markhurd 16190.00

Martin-McAllisters Consulting 1522.50

Richard Mattson 150.04

Midland Corporate Benefits Svc 578.50

Minnesota Monitoring 248.00

MN Counties Computer Co-op 1842.96

MN County Attys Association 103.73

MN State Auditor 7605.61

City Monticello 606344.24

Peggy Murphy 364.00

North Memorial Health Care 280.00

Northern Tool & Equipment Co 276.89

City Otsego 1248.25

Performance Office Papers 400.70

Photo I 184.71

Prairie Lake Detention Center 270.00

Reentry Services Inc 392.70

Research Engineers Inc 285.00

Jack Russek 146.01

Schedule Soft 1311.00

SEH 1726.50

Shoplifters Alternatives 994.64

Smith Brothers Painting & Wall 7466.00

St Cloud Restaurant Supply 133.13

St Michael Veterinary Clinic 217.43

Standard Truck & Auto 1472.75

State of MN Intertech Group 106.20


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