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Kandiyohi County Board, published in the West Central Tribune, October 7, 2005

COMMISSIONER PROCEEDINGS SEPTEMBER MEETING OF THE COUNTY BOARD Office of the County Auditor/Treasurer of Kandiyohi County, Willmar, Minnesota. The Board of Commissioners of Kandiyohi County, Minnesota met at 10:00 A.M., September 6, 2005, pursuan...

COMMISSIONER PROCEEDINGS

SEPTEMBER MEETING OF THE COUNTY BOARD

Office of the County Auditor/Treasurer of Kandiyohi County, Willmar, Minnesota.

The Board of Commissioners of Kandiyohi County, Minnesota met at 10:00 A.M., September 6, 2005, pursuant to adjournment. All members were present.

A motion by Larson 2nd Madsen to approve the minutes of the August 16, 2005 board meeting and the August 24, 2005 board meeting were on vote unanimously adopted.

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A motion by Shuck 2nd Larson to approve the payment of claims being $203,458.53 from Revenue Fund, $281,336.25 from Road and Bridge Fund, $5,275.76 from County Building Fund, $3,909.43 from Ditch Fund, $315.51 from Library Fund, $3,241.67 from Health & Human Services Building Fund, $1,246.50 from Green Lake Sewer Bonds Fund, $10,816.33 from GLSSWD Fund, $360.00 from Green Lake Projects Revolving Fund, $12,465.00 from Trunk Line Extension Revolving Fund, $82.00 from Computer/Communication Maintenance Fund, $36,664.11 from Sanitary Landfill Fund, $17,916.67 from SCORE Fund according to the detailed listing of claims as recorded in the office of the County Auditor/Treasurer was on vote unanimously adopted.

Jill Bengtson, Kandiyohi County HRA Executive Director, appeared and reported on the 2005 activities of the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority and the 2006 levy request. A motion by Larson 2nd Madsen to approve the 2006 budget request for the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority in the amount of $114,240.00 was on vote unanimously adopted.

Bill Chukuske from Bill Chukuske Insurance Services, Inc. appeared regarding the Volunteer Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) insurance plan. Chukuske reported that the VEBA plan would be added to the three plans that are already being implemented by the County. Chukuske said that open enrollment for the insurance plans would be October 10th and October 11th. Chukuske also asked the Board to decide how the County's portion will be funded and that at this time it does not contain the retirement program. A motion by Shuck 2nd Larson to approve the Volunteer Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) insurance plan as a fourth plan to our insurance program with the County funding to be 100% on January 1st of each year and at this point the program does not contain the retirement program was on vote unanimously adopted.

A motion by Larson 2nd Shuck to approve the following Resolution was on vote unanimously adopted.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

KANDIYOHI COUNTY, MINNESOTA

RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT RIGHT OF WAY DONATION

SEPTEMBER 6, 2005

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WHEREAS, the City of Willmar and Kandiyohi County are undertaking the joint reconstruction of Willmar Avenue from 4th Street SE to the Willmar By-Pass; and

WHEREAS, a portion of said project extends North along Lakeland Drive and requires additional right of way for a walking path to the YMCA; and

WHEREAS, Kandiyohi County has been offered a generous right of way donation from Gesch Properties, LLC, more particularly described as that part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 14, Township 119, Range 35, described as follows:

Commencing at the Southeast corner of said Section 14, thence on an assumed bearing of N 00§40'32" E, along the East line of said Section 14, a distance of 499.99 feet to the South line of Gesch YMCA Addition, as of public record, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota; thence on a bearing of N 89§23'08" W, along last said line, 33.00 feet to the point of beginning of the tract herein described; thence on a bearing of S 00§40'32" W, parallel to the East line of said Section 14, a distance of 350.09 feet; thence on a bearing of S 45§38'50" W, 24.05 feet; thence on a bearing of N 00§40'32" E, parallel to the East line of said Section 14, a distance of 367.10 feet to the South line of Gesch YMCA Addition, as of public record, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota; thence on a bearing of S 89§23'08" E, along last said line, 17.00 feet to the point of beginning containing 6096.09 square feet more or less; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners hereby accepts the donation of the above described right of way valued at $13,716.20 to the County of Kandiyohi, pursuant to M.S. 465.03; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Kandiyohi County extends a sincere appreciation to Gesch Properties, LLC for its generous donation to the residents of Kandiyohi County.

Dated at Willmar, Minnesota this 6th day of September, 2005.

ATTEST: Sam Modderman, County Auditor/Treasurer

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BY THE BOARD: Richard Falk, Chairman

A motion by Madsen 2nd Peterson to approve the following Resolution and to set the bond sale for 1:30 p.m. on November 1, 2005 was on vote unanimously adopted.

RESOLUTION RELATING TO A STREET

RECONSTRUCTION PLAN AND PROJECT

AND ITS FINANCING UNDER MINNESOTA

STATUTES, SECTION 475.58; CALLING FOR A

PUBLIC HEARING ON THE FINANCING AND

A RELATED STREET RECONSTRUCTION PLAN

WHEREAS, a road reconstruction plan (the Plan) has been prepared pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 475.58, Subdivision 3(b) for Kandiyohi County, Minnesota (the County); and

WHEREAS, the Plan describes the roads to be reconstructed, the estimated costs, and any planned reconstruction of other roads in the County over the next five years; and

WHEREAS, it is now proposed that the Plan be adopted; and

WHEREAS, the County intends to issue its general obligation road reconstruction bonds (the Bonds) to finance the construction of various road improvement projects in the County set forth in the Plan (the Projects); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 475.58, subdivision 3(b), the County is required to hold a public hearing on the adoption of the Plan and the issuance of the Bonds; and

WHEREAS, the Internal Revenue Services has issued Section 1.150-2 of the Income Tax Regulations (the Regulations) dealing with the issuance of obligations all or a portion of the proceeds of which are to be used to reimburse an issuer for project expenditures made by the issuer prior to the date of issuance; and

WHEREAS, the Regulations generally require that an issuer make a prior declaration of its official intent to reimburse itself for such prior expenditures out of the proceeds of a subsequently issued borrowing no later than 60 days after payment of such expenditure, that the borrowing occur and the reimbursement allocation be made from the proceeds of such borrowing within eighteen months of the payment of the expenditure, or, if longer, within eighteen months of the date the project is placed in service, but in no event more than three years after the date of the original expenditure was paid and that the expenditure must either be a capital expenditure, or a cost of issuance of the obligation.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, as follows:

1. The Board of County Commissioners shall hold a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed adoption of the Plan and the issuance of the Bonds on September 20, 2005, at 10:00 A.M. at the Health and Human Services Building in Willmar, Minnesota.

2. The County Administrator shall cause a notice of public hearing, substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A to be published in the County's official newspaper not fewer than 10 days nor more than 28 days prior to the hearing date.

3. The County desires to comply with the requirements of the Regulations with respect to the Projects in order to preserve the option of the County to finance the costs of the Projects with tax-exempt obligations. The maximum amount of debt to be issued for the Projects is $2,700,000; plus costs of issuance and capitalized interest. The County reasonably expects to reimburse all or a portion of the expenditure made for costs of the Projects out of the proceeds of an obligation, as defined in the Regulations.

Dated at Willmar, Minnesota this 6th day of September, 2005.

ATTEST: Sam Modderman, County Auditor/Treasurer

BY THE BOARD: Richard Falk, Chairman

Gary Danielson, Public Works Director, appeared regarding a 1/4 mile trunk line construction for Bunny Park near Indian Beach Harbor. Danielson explained that the trunk line construction would cost approximately $15,000.00 and the landowner would be charged a fee (at this time $1,700.00) when they hookup to the system. A motion by Peterson 2nd Falk to approve the 1/4 mile construction of a trunk line for Bunny Park near Indian Beach Harbor with the cost to be paid out of the trunk line revolving fund was on vote unanimously adopted.

Steve Renquist, Executive Director of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission, appeared and presented the 2006 proposed budget request for the EDC in the amount of $455.000.00 A motion by Larson 2nd Madsen to approve the 2006 proposed budget request from the Economic Development Commission in the amount of $455,000.00 was on vote unanimously adopted.

A motion by Larson 2nd Shuck to approve the following Resolution was on vote unanimously adopted.

RESOLUTION DISSOLVING THE RURAL DEVELOPMENT

FINANCE AUTHORITY CREATED BY

KANDIYOHI COUNTY ENABLING

RESOLUTION DATED DECEMBER 12, 1989

WHEREAS, Kandiyohi County and the City of Willmar have created an Economic Development Commission that replaces the services and functions of the Kandiyohi County Rural Development Finance Authority (KCRDFA) created by Kandiyohi County Enabling Resolution on December 12, 1989; and

WHEREAS, the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission researched the procedure to affect the dissolution of the KCRDFA with the State of Minnesota Legislative legal counsel and has been instructed that a Resolution of Dissolution from the body that enacted the Enabling Resolution will terminate the organization; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, that it hereby resolves to dissolve the Kandiyohi County Rural Development Finance Authority created by the Enabling Resolution dated December 12, 1989.

Dated at Willmar, Minnesota this 6th day of September, 2005.

ATTEST: Sam Modderman, County Auditor/Treasurer

BY THE BOARD: Richard Falk, Chairman

A motion by Peterson 2nd Madsen to approve the Law Enforcement Service Agreements with the City of New London and the City of Spicer for the period of January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2006 at a rate of $35.00 per hour was on vote unanimously adopted.

Wayne Thompson, County Administrator, appeared and presented the 2006 proposed budget for approval. The report show that the estimated revenues are $58,433,050 and estimated expenditures are $58,423,050. The amount of the total net tax levy would be $21,425,637. A motion by Larson 2nd Shuck to approve the 2006 proposed budget as presented was on vote unanimously adopted.

Discussion was held regarding the aeration of Lake Wakanda. Several people in the audience voiced their opinion regarding the pro's and con's of using the aerator. A motion by Larson 2nd Madsen to approve the running of the aerator in Lake Wakanda for 2006 was on vote adopted. Voting yes: Madsen, Peterson, Shuck and Larson. Voting no: Falk.

A motion by Madsen 2nd Shuck to approve the Minnesota Trails Assistance Program Performance Based Maintenance Grant Agreement for 2006 in the amount of $40,700.00 was on vote unanimously adopted.

On motion the meeting was adjourned until 10:00 A.M., September 20, 2005.

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