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                                    February 8, 2005

Minutes of the Board of Wilkin County Commissioners held at the Courthouse, Breckenridge,
Minnesota, on Tuesday, February 8, 2005. All Commissioners except Commissioner Folstad were
present. Chairman Perry called the meeting to order at 8:00 A.M.

Motion by Blaufuss, seconded by Miranowski and carried, to approve the agenda with additions.

Motion by Miranowski, seconded by Hovland and carried, to approve the minutes of the following
meetings: January 11, 2005, January 18, 2005, January 26, 2005.

Dan Swedlund, County Safety Committee Chairman, reported on the recent OSHA Inspection of the
County. The County received one violation which will result in a minimal fine. Motion by
Hovland, seconded by Blaufuss and carried, to authorize the County Auditor to pay said fine when
assessed with an Auditor’s Warrant.

Motion by Miranowski and seconded by Blaufuss and carried, to approve the Emergency
Management Report.

Motion by Hovland, seconded by Blaufuss and carried, to approve the Ag. Inspector’s Report.

Bruce Poppel, Environment/Panning & Zoning Officer, provided the Commission with financial
summary for the Recycling Center. After experiencing a net loss of $2,743.81 in 2003, the report
indicated a net profit for 2004 in the amount of $9,223.49.

Poppel also informed the Commission that the Environmental Department, together with the Soil
and Water Conservation District Office, will begin inventorying and assessing the conditions of all
individual sewage treatment systems in the County. The inventory will be conducted by township,
beginning with Breckenridge Township. A notice of the inspections will be sent to the homeowners
in advance.

Motion by Hovland, seconded by Blaufuss and carried, to authorize calling for bids to be opened on
April 12, 2005, for the County Road #188 grading project.

The Commission was informed that the gravel crushing bid letting was canceled based on an
assessment of the current stockpile that appears to be sufficient for 2005.

Motion by Hovland, seconded by Blaufuss and carried, to purchase a 2005 Chevrolet Pickup on the
State bid in the amount $19,123.10, from Thane Hawkins Polar Chevrolet, White Bear Lake,
Minnesota.

Motion by Blaufuss, seconded by Miranowski and carried, to purchase three John Deere Model
CX15 Mowers, for the low quote of $42,490.00 from RDO Equipment, Breckenridge, Minnesota.
Motion by Blaufuss and seconded by Hovland, to purchase a 2005 Bobcat Model 2200 Utility
vehicle from Lillegards, Wahpeton, North Dakota, on an even trade for a 1982 John Deere 301A
Tractor, a 6 ft. Bush Hog Mower, and a Gravel Pup Trailer. The motion carried on a 2 -1 vote with
Commissioner Miranowski voting no.

Motion by Miranowski, seconded by Hovland and carried, to purchase GPS Total Station Survey
Equipment on the State bid in the amount of $26,000.00 from Frontier Precision, Inc., St. Cloud,
Minnesota.

Commissioner Miranowski offered the following resolution and moved for it’s adoption. The
motion was seconded by Commissioner Blaufuss and carried.

                                          RESOLUTION NO. 09-05

                       RESOLUTION FOR SEASONAL LOAD RESTRICTIONS ON
                                     COUNTY HIGHWAYS

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Wilkin County, Minnesota, has determined:

That because of deterioration due to rain, snow, and spring climatic conditions, the highways hereinafter
described could be seriously damaged unless restrictions are imposed as to the weight of vehicles to be
operated thereon.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Sec. 169.87 Subdivision 1; No
person shall operate a vehicle or combination of vehicles upon any of the County Highways in the County of
Wilkin and State of Minnesota, as described below, during the period on or after March 1, 2005, through
approximately May 15, 2005, where the gross weight of any single axle as defined in Minnesota Statutes,
Section 169.825 Subdivision 3, exceeds 10,000 pounds (5 tons) except on County Highways stated below.
 The Engineer in and for said County is hereby directed and authorized to erect and maintain signs plainly
indicating the prohibitions and restrictions as stated herein at each end of that portion of any County
Highway affected thereby and these restrictions shall be effective and his prohibition shall be effective upon
the erection of said signs.

The following County Highways are restricted to 12,000 pounds (6 tons) per
axle:
County State Aid Highway No. 4
Beginning at Trunk Highway No. 9, thence easterly to the East County line.

County State Aid Highway No. 6
Beginning at the West County Line, thence easterly to the intersection of CSAH 9, and there terminating.

County State Aid Highway No. 9
Beginning at the intersection of CSAH 6, thence northerly to the intersection of Trunk Highway No. 75 at
Breckenridge, Minnesota and there terminating.

County State Aid Highway No. 19
Beginning at the intersection of Trunk Highway 108, thence northerly to the North County line and there
terminating.

County State Aid Highway No. 30
Beginning at the intersection of Trunk Highway 75, thence easterly to the intersection of CSAH 52 and
there terminating.
County State Aid Highway No. 32
Beginning at the intersection of CSAH 52, thence easterly to the East County line and there terminating.
The following County Highways are restricted to 18,000 pounds (9 tons) per
single axle, 32,000 pounds per tandem axle:
County State Aid Highway No. 1

County State Aid Highway No. 3
Beginning at Trunk Highway No. 75, thence northerly to the Clay County line, and there terminating.

County State Aid Highway No. 4
Beginning at Trunk Highway 75, thence easterly to TH 9 and there terminating.

County State Aid Highway No. 5

County State Aid Highway No. 8
Beginning at the Northeast intersection of Trunk Highway No. 9 and CSAH 8 in Doran, Minnesota; thence
continue northeasterly and southeasterly to the Southeast intersection of Trunk Highway No. 9 and CSAH 8
in Doran; beginning again at the intersection of Trunk Highway No. 9 and CSAH 8 near Doran; thence
continue easterly to the East County line and there terminating.

County State Aid Highway No. 10

County State Aid Highway No. 12

County State Aid Highway No. 14
Beginning at Trunk Highway No. 75, thence east to CSAH 17 and there terminating.

County State Aid Highway No. 16
Beginning at Trunk Highway No. 75, thence northerly to Trunk Highway 210.
Beginning at Trunk Highway No. 75, thence easterly to the Otter Tail County line.

County State Aid Highway No. 17
Beginning at Trunk Highway No. 210, thence southerly to the intersection of CSAH 14, and there
terminating.

County State Aid Highway No. 18
Beginning at the West County line, thence easterly to Trunk Highway 9.

County State Aid Highway No. 19
Beginning at the South County line, thence northerly to Trunk Highway 210 and there terminating.
Beginning at Trunk Highway No. 210, thence northerly to CSAH 26, and there terminating.

County State Aid Highway No. 22

County State Aid Highway No. 23

County State Aid Highway No. 24
Beginning at the intersection of CSAH 22, thence northerly to the intersection of Trunk Highway 75 and
there terminating.

County State Aid Highway No. 26
Beginning at Trunk Highway 75, thence easterly to the East County line.
County State Aid Highway No. 30
Beginning at the Red River, thence easterly to Trunk Highway No. 75 and there terminating. Beginning at
the intersection of CSAH 52, thence easterly to I-94 and there terminating.

County State Aid Highway No. 52
Beginning at the Clay County line, thence southeasterly to the Otter Tail County line.

Adopted this 8th day of February, 2005.

                                             Robert Louis Perry,
                                             Chairman
Attest: Wayne Bezenek
        County Auditor
(Seal)

Motion by Blaufuss, seconded by Miranowski and carried, to approve the County Engineer’s
Report.

Motion by Blaufuss, seconded by Miranowski and carried, to authorize the Public Health Nursing
Department to apply for a grant to be used for a Drug Free Community Support Program.

The Commission was informed that Wilkin County is receiving a 2004 Smoke Free County
Challenge Award from National Association of Counties (NACo) at the National Legislative
Conference in Washington D.C. Jared Meyer, a local resident and student in Washington, who
worked with the 2004 local project will be representing Wilkin County at the conference.

Commissioner Blaufuss commended Brenda Woytassek of the Public Health Nursing Department
for her work in attaining totally smoke free restaurants in the City of Breckenridge.

Motion by Miranowski, seconded by Blaufuss and carried, to approve the Public Health Nursing
report.

Motion by Miranowski, seconded by Hovland and carried, to authorize the County Treasurer to
purchase a Canon IR-1310 Copier for the low quote of $910.00 from Reardon Office Equipment,
Inc., Moorhead, Minnesota.

Krista Clement Orlan, West Central Community Action, Inc., Elbow Lake, Minnesota, provided
information to the Commission regarding assistance granted to a Wilkin County resident by the
Land of Lakes Group Workcamp. The presentation was accompanied by a request for funds,
equipment, or manpower. There was no action taken.

Commissioner Blaufuss offered the following resolution and moved for it’s adoption. The motion
was seconded by Commissioner Hovland and carried.

                                                RESOLUTION 10-05
                                      Lost or Destroyed Warrant - Sec. 471.415
                                                 Minnesota Statutes

        WHEREAS, Minnesota Human Services-CCDTF of Box 64835; St. Paul, Minnesota has filed
        their affidavit stating that Warrant No. 1528, issued in their favor, in the amount of $516.61 has
       been lost or destroyed in the following manner: Lost through mailing; and

       WHEREAS, Sec.471.415, Minnesota Statutes provides for issuing duplicate warrants for those
       lost or destroyed and without the filing of indemnifying bond to cover came upon the approval
       of the Governing Body of the County.

       THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the County Auditor be authorized to issue a duplicate of
       the above mentioned warrant without the filing of an indemnifying bond and after payment
       has been stopped on the original warrant issued, by the County Treasurer.

       Adopted this 8 th day of February, 2005.

                                                    Robert Louis Perry
                                                    Chairman
       Attest:   Wayne Bezenek
                 County Auditor
       (Seal)

Motion by Blaufuss and seconded by Miranowski, to increase the County appropriation to the
Minnesota Red River Valley Development Association by $300.00 to that organizations original
request of $800.00. The motion carried by a 3 - 1 vote with Commissioner Perry voting no.

Motion by Blaufuss, seconded by Hovland and carried, to approve the contract with Central
Specialties, Inc., Alexandria, Minnesota, for the County State Aid Highway projects SAP 84-606-05
and SAP 84-609-15 and authorized the Chairman and County Auditor to sign said contract.

Commissioner Miranowski offered the following resolution and moved for it’s adoption. The
motion was seconded by Commissioner Hovland and carried.

                                            RESOLUTION NO 11-05

       WHEREAS, the County of Wilkin plans to improve County Road No. 188, under Project
       CP 84-188-02,


       WHEREAS, in order to complete said improvements it has become necessary for the County
       of Wilkin to acquire certain right-of-way property,


       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the County Auditor be authorized to make such
        payments as necessary to acquire the necessary right-of-way property on Project CP 84-188-02.


       Adopted this 8th day of February, 2005.
                                                  Robert Louis Perry
                                                  Chairman
       Attest: Wayne Bezenek
               Auditor
       (Seal)

Commissioner Hovland offered the following resolution and moved for it’s adoption. The
motion was seconded by Commissioner Miranowski and carried.

                                        RESOLUTION 12-05
                              COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCIES RESOLUTION

      WHEREAS, Minnesota Community Action Agencies are celebrating a 40 year history of
      promoting economic stability within our communities through the provisions of leadership,
      resources, support and advocacy to families and individuals in financial need; and

      WHEREAS, Minnesota Community Action Agencies offer opportunities for economic stability,
      self sufficiency and advancement to thousands of individuals and families in all 87 counties each
      year through the provision of resources to meet basic needs, welfare-to-work, educational and
      asset development options for long-term economic advancement, home ownership opportunities
      and advocacy efforts that ensure Minnesota families and individuals can live with dignity in our
      communities; and

      WHEREAS, Minnesota Community Action Agencies provide leadership in creating and
      advocating for responsible policy development that addresses the need to eliminate the conditions
      that keep people in poverty; and

      WHEREAS, Minnesota Community Action Agencies collaborate with a broad range of
      community partners including local government, school districts, human service organizations,
      non-profit groups, the business community, the faith community and civic organizations in the
      development and implementation of strategies that assist people to leave poverty and to own a
      stake in their communities; and

      WHEREAS, Minnesota Community Action Agencies provide a significant return on investment
      to Wilkin County; and to counties throughout the state, as demonstrated through outcome-based
      measurement research; and

      WHEREAS, Minnesota Community Action Agencies rely on the Community Action Grant as
      core funding to provide Wilkin County with critical safety net services, innovative and cost
      effective programs, responsible and forward-thinking community development efforts; and
      millions of additional leveraged dollars through local, state and federal partnerships; and

      WHEREAS, Requests for Community Action services has increased over the past two years,
      while significant decreases in our state’s Community Action Grant allocation has resulted in the
      loss of Community Action capacity to meet the needs of residents in Wilkin County, contributing
      to further destabilization of our local economy; and

      WHEREAS, if funding for the Community Action Grant is not restored, critical services to
      Wilkin County residents will be reduced and will result in placing severe financial stress on our
      households, communities and county;

      THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED THAT, the Wilkin County Board of Commissioners
      supports actions that would increase state funding through the Community Action Grant to
      Minnesota’s Community Action Agencies. This action will ensure that adequate resources are in
      place for Wilkin County and all of Minnesota’s counties to promote strengthened economic
      stability and greater prosperity for our state and for all Minnesotans.

      Adopted this 8 th day of February, 2005.

                                                    Robert Louis Perry
                                                    Chairman
      Attest:   Wayne Bezenek
                County Auditor
       (Seal)

Several informational items were shared including an update to the Commission on the Jail/LEC
project by Commissioners Blaufuss and Perry.

With no further business before the Commission and the next regular meeting date set for Tuesday,
February 15, 2005, at 8:00 A.M., the meeting was adjourned by Chairman Perry at 11:05 A.M.

                                             Robert Louis Perry
                                             Chairman
Attest: Wayne Bezenek
        County Auditor
(seal)

				
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