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Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 4:36 pm | Updated: 4:50 pm, Wed Jan 2, 2013.

STATE OF MINNESOTA

COUNTY OF PINE

DISTRICT COURT

TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Court File No. 58-PR-12-92

In Re: Estate of 

Karen Kaye Jackson

a/k/a Karen Kaye Mattson,

Decedent.

NOTICE OF AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION OF INTESTACY, DETERMINATION OF HEIRS, FORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS

It is Ordered and Notice is given that on January 28, 2013 at 9:00 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at the Pine County Courthouse, 635 Northridge Dr. NW, Pine City, Minnesota, on a petition for the adjudication of intestacy and determination of decedent's heirs, and for the appointment of Jennifer Lynn Mattson, whose address is 3808 W. 52nd St., Minneapolis, MN 55410 as personal representative of the decedent's estate in an unsupervised administration.

Any objections to the petition must be raised at the hearing or filed with the Court prior to the hearing. If the petition is proper and no objections are filed or raised, the personal representative will be appointed with the full power to administer the decedent's estate, including the power to collect all assets; to pay all legal debts, claims, taxes, and expenses; to sell real and personal property; and to do all necessary acts for the decedent's estate. 

Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. § 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the decedent's estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred.

BY THE COURT

Dated: December 11, 2012

JAMES T. REUTER

Judge of District Court

By: Bonnie Lightfoot, Deputy

Dated: December 11, 2012

Lu Ann BLegen

Court Administrator

By: Bonnie Lightfoot, Deputy

WYNN LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

Heather Wynn

MN#386658

705 Hillside Ave. SW

Pine City, MN 55063

Telephone: (320) 629-7312

Facsimile: (320) 629-7319

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on January 3 and 10, 2013



NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION SALE – ACQUIRED PROPERTY

Under the authority of Section 7506 of the Internal Revenue Code, the property described below will be sold at public auction.  The United States acquired this property from JF Wilmar and Arlene Johnson under the provisions of Section 6335 of the Internal Revenue Code on May 28, 1987.   The sale will be by public auction to be held on:

DATE:  January 24, 2013

TIME:  11:00 am with registration at 10:30 am

Property may be inspected on January 23, 2013 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm, weather permitting.

SALE LOCATION:  Pine County Courthouse, 635 Northridge Drive NW, Pine City, Minnesota

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:  Single family dwelling, 2 bedrooms, detached double garage, on (1) acre of land, located in Pine County, Minnesota.  Legally described as:  That part of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (SE1/4 of NE1/4) of Section Seven (7), Township thirty-nine (39), Range Twenty-one (21), described as follows:  Beginning at the East ¼ Corner of Section 7, township 39, Range 21, thence North along the East line of Section 7, a distance of 505.0 feet to the true point of beginning, thence right angles West a distance of 308.0 feet, thence at right angles North a distance of 193.0 feet, thence at right angles East a distance of 308.0 feet to the East line of Section 7, thence South a distance of 193.0 feet to the point of beginning.  Subject to easements, restriction, and covenants of record, if any.

The terms of payment will be:

Full Payment required upon acceptance of highest bid.

Payment of the purchase price must be paid by certified, cashier’s or treasurer’s check drawn on any bank or trust company incorporated under the laws of the United States.  Payment may also be made by any United States postal, bank, express, or telegraph money order.  All checks and money orders should be made payable to the United States Treasury.

For Further Information, please contact:  

Internal Revenue Service

Attn:  Dan Holmes

Property Appraisal & Liquidation Specialist

201 Tower Park Dr., Ste 102

Waterloo, Iowa  50701

Daniel.l.holmes@irs.gov

515-491-1663

www.irsauctions.gov

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on January 3, 2013



STATE OF MINNESOTA

COUNTY OF PINE

TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

DISTRICT COURT

Case Type- Other Civil- Mortgage Foreclosure

Court File No. 58-CV-12-483

Stearns Bank, N.A., a National Banking Association,                                                   

Plaintiff,

v.

Chad A. Bulera; Jackie J. Bulera, 

n/k/a Jackie J. Grabowski; Jamie L. Bulera; 

Midland Funding, LLC,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE UNDER JUDGMENT AND DECREE (Real Property)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that under and by virtue of the Judgments made and entered in the above entitled action on the 26th day of September, 2012, by the District Court of Pine County, Minnesota, Tenth Judicial District, a certified copy of which has been delivered to me directing the sale of the premises hereinafter described, to satisfy the amount found and adjudged due plaintiff in the above entitled action from defendants Chad A. Bulera; Jackie J. Bulera, n/k/a Jackie J. Grabowski; Jamie L. Bulera; and Midland Funding, LLC as prescribed in the Judgments, the undersigned Sheriff of Pine County will sell at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, on the  24th day of January, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pine County Sheriff’s Office, 635 Northridge Drive NW, Pine City, MN 55063, the premises and real estate, lying and being in the County of Pine, State of Minnesota, described in said Judgments, to-wit:

That part of Lot 17, Rearrangement of Auditor’s Subdivision of Government Lot 2, Section 26, Township 39, Range 21, Pine County, Minnesota described as follows:

Commencing at the West Quarter corner of said Section 26; thence South along the West line of Said Section 26 a distance of 289.6 feet to the center line of Old State Aid Road No. 2, said point being the Northwest corner of said Lot 17; thence easterly along said center line which is the northerly line of said Lot 17 a distance of 470.4 feet to Point “A”; thence Southerly deflecting 97 degrees 41 minutes to the right 78.7 feet to Point “B”; thence continuing Southerly along the extension of the last described line 72.7 feet; thence Southeasterly deflecting to the left 56 degrees 13 minutes a distance of 116.8 feet, more or less, to the Northwesterly right of way line of County State Aid Highway No. 9; thence Northeasterly along said right of way line 118.4 feet; thence Northwesterly 180.3 feet, more or less, to Point “B” and the point of beginning of the property to be described; thence Southeasterly along the last described line and its extension 231.8 feet to the center line of said Highway No. 9; thence Northeasterly along said center line 195.62 feet  to the intersection with the center line of Old State Aid Road No. 2; thence Westerly along said center line 300.63 feet to Point “A”; thence Southerly 78.7 feet to the point of beginning.

AND

That part of Lot 17 to conform to street address and Lots 6, 7, 8 block 3 of Fairview Addition to the Townsite of Brook Park, Minnesota.   

together with all rights, easements, appurtenances, royalties, mineral rights, oil and gas rights, crops, timber, all diversion payments or third party payments made to crop producers and all existing and future improvements, structures, fixtures, and replacements that may now, or at any time in the future, be part of the real estate described, referred to as the “Mortgaged Property.”

Property Address:  21266 Cross Lake Trail, Pine City, Minnesota, 55063 and 202 – 2nd Avenue, Brook Park, Minnesota 55007

Dated: 12/03/2012   Robin Cole

Sheriff of Pine County, Minnesota

By /s/ Steve Blackwell 

Steve Blackwell                                            

Chief Deputy

This Instrument was drafted by:

John M. Cabak

CABAK LAW, LLC

203 – 5th Street SE

Pine City, MN  55063

(320) 629-2529

Attorney Registration #0388929

Plaintiff’s Attorney

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on December 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012, January 3 and 10, 2013



MINUTES OF PINE COUNTY BOARD MEETING 

Regular Meeting Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 1:00 p.m. 

Public Health Building, Sandstone, MN 

Chairman Chaffee called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. Present were Commissioners Doug Carlson, Steve Hallan, Curt Rossow. Also present were County Attorney John Carlson and County Administrator David Minke. Commissioner Mitch Pangerl was excused. 

The Pledge of Allegiance was said. 

A moment of silence was held in honor of David Pangerl, brother of Commissioner Mitch Pangerl, who passed away unexpectedly. 

Chairman Chaffee called for public comment. There was no public comment. 

Chairman Chaffee announced changes to the Regular Agenda by adding items under Commissioner Updates: a) 2013 County Contribution to Health Insurance costs and b) County Ditch No. 2 in Section 7 of Pine County. Commissioner Rossow moved to adopt the amended agenda. Commissioner Carlson seconded. Motion carried 4-0. 

Commissioner Hallan moved to approve the minutes of the October 2, 2012 board meeting. Commissioner Rossow seconded. Motion carried 4-0. 

The County Board would like to acknowledge and thank those who organized the road tour of southern Pine County. The County Board would also like to thank the Rys Family for hosting a luncheon at their farm prior to the tour. 

Minutes of Boards, Committees and Correspondence 

1. Pine County Soil & Water Meeting Minutes, September 13, 2012 

2. Pine County Methamphetamine Task Force Minutes, October 8, 2012 

3. Pine County HRA Senior Housing Board Meeting Minutes, August 23, 2012 

4. Pine County Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes, October 8, 2012 

Commissioner Carlson moved to approve the consent agenda. Commissioner Rossow seconded. Motion carried 4-0. October 16, 2012 meeting of the Pine County Board of Commissioners Page 2 of 6 

***CONSENT AGENDA*** 

Auditor/Treasurer 

1. Review August Cash Balance 

Fund                   August 31        September 30      Increase(Decrease) 

Revenue Fund    $ 724,825         $ 426,889            -$297,936 

Health and 

Human Services 

Fund                  $2,137,495       $1,796,543          -$340,952 

Road and

Bridge Fund       $6,970,677       $5,901,731          -$1,068,946 

Land 

Management 

Fund                  $1,177,021       $1,303,742          $126,721 

2. Temporary Liquor License for Pine City Chamber of Commerce and the City of Pine City. These applications are subject to approval of the Pine County Sheriff, Pine County Attorney and the township board of each applicant. 

Training Request 

Authorize Pine County Land/Zoning Administrator, Kurt Schneider, to attend Association of Minnesota Counties United by Design Conference, December 3-4, 2012 at River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud, MN. Registration cost is $350, lodging/meals approximately $100, plus mileage. 

Transfer of Corrections Officers 

Approve the transfer of part-time Corrections Officers Zakary Vork and Eric Quigley to full-time Corrections Officers effective 10/28/12. No change in classification or wage. 

****REGULAR AGENDA**** 

1. Commission Nominations/Appointments 

Motion by Chairman Chaffee to appoint Jeff Shute to the District 5, Planning Commission; term ends December 31, 2013. Chairman Chaffee would like to acknowledge and thank Jeff Shute for his willingness to serve in this capacity. 

2. Contract with Lakes and Pines 

Motion by Commissioner Hallan to approve the Contract Agreement for Grant Writing Services by and between Pine County and Lakes and Pines Community Action Council, and authorize the Board Chair and County Administrator to sign the contract. Second by Commissioner Rossow. Motion carried 4-0. 

3. 2013 Minnesota Trails Assistance Program Grant Agreement(s) – Snowmobile/ATV/OHV Club Sponsorship 

Pine County Land/Zoning Administrator Schneider provided an overview of the grant agreement. Discussion was held regarding grant applications, miles of trails maintained and period of time the grant has been in place. Motion by Commissioner Carlson to approve Resolution 101612-01, Sponsorship and Approval of Grant-In-Aid Agreements for Snowmobile, OHV, and ATV Trails, and authorize Board Chair and County Administrator to sign the resolution. Second by Commissioner Hallan. Motion carried 4-0. 

4. Personnel Committee Report 

The Personnel Committee met on October 8, 2012 and made the following recommendations: 

a) Temporary appointment of Barry Sjodahl from deputy to investigator effective 9/9/12. Pay increase to $26.34 per hour. 

b) Authorize the filling of two registered nurses, a case aid, and nursing supervisor; contingent upon grant and other program funding. 

c) Authorize filling two Children’s Mental Health Worker positions; funding for these positions is in the 2012 budget. 

d) Authorize the hiring of a property appraiser. 

e) Authorize the new Administrative Assistant position (B23 band and grade) in the County Administrator’s Office be changed to Administrative Assistant – Clerk with a B22 band and grade. 

f) Re-establish the non-union position of Payroll Clerk (B23 band and grade) and appoint Susie Fore to the position effective October 17, 2012. 

g) Reclassify the Office Manager position held by Ilene Haavisto to a B31 effective October 17, 2012. 

Motion by Commissioner Rossow to approve the recommendations of the Personnel Committee. Second by Chairman Chaffee. Motion carried 4-0. 

5. 2011 Financial Statement 

Discussion was held regarding the legal requirements of publishing the 2011 Financial Statement. Motion by Commissioner Rossow to formally accept the 2011 Financial Statement ending 12/31/11 and authorize publication. Second by Commissioner Carlson. Motion carried 4-0. 

The County Board requested County Administrator Minke explain to the public present today the Sale of $14,110,000 General Obligation Capital Improvement Plan Bonds, Series 2012A that took place at the October 2, 2012 board meeting. County Administrator Minke explained the purpose and sale of the bonds. 

6. Flood Mitigation Buyout Program Discussion 

Discussion was held for the purpose of presenting information related to the flood mitigation buyout program. Pat Lynch, from the Minnesota DNR, and other officials were present to provide information and answer questions to homeowners who were affected by the June 2012 flooding. The county board expressed their concern and empathy to all who were affected by the flooding. The county board directed County Administrator Minke to work with staff to devise a plan and provide direction to the county board on how best to serve the needs of homeowners affected by the June 2012 flooding and to submit a request for assistance to the State of Minnesota by October 24, 2012. 

7. Commissioner Updates 

a) County Ditch No. 2 in Section 7 of Pine County 

A request for work on County Ditch No. 2 was referred to County Engineer LeBrun for review. 

b) 2013 County Contribution to Health Insurance Costs 

County Administrator Minke gave an overview of the health insurance costs; discussion was held. Motion by Commissioner Rossow to approve the maximum county contribution to the 2013 health insurance premium for eligible non-union employees as $468.50 per month for single coverage and $1,031.00 per month for family coverage. Second by Commissioner Hallan. Motion carried 4-0. 

c) Commissioner Carlson attended the Minnesota Workforce Center legislative event on October 12, 2012 and states it was very informational. 

d) County Administrator Minke states the Arrowhead Regional Association of Counties Meeting will be held Wednesday, October 17, 2012 in Duluth. The District 1 AMC Meeting will be held Friday, October 26, 2012 in Two Harbors. 

e) County Administrator Minke states legislative agenda items to consider include: 

1. Pine County Auditor/Treasurer Clemmer would like to see a reduction in publishing requirements by her office. 

2. Probation Director Terryl Arola would like to see an increase in funding for the probation department to the maximum allowed amount. 

With no further business, Chairman Chaffee adjourned the County Board meeting at 2:24 p.m. The next regular County Board Meeting is scheduled for November 6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pine County Courthouse Boardroom, Pine City, Minnesota.  

David Minke, Administrator 

Clerk to County Board 

 

Steve Chaffee, Chair 

Board of County Commissioners  

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on January 3, 2013



MINUTES OF PINE COUNTY BOARD MEETING 

Regular Meeting Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 10:00 a.m. 

Boardroom, Pine County Courthouse, Pine City, MN 

Chairman Chaffee called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. Present were Commissioners Doug Carlson, Steve Hallan, Curt Rossow and Mitch Pangerl. Also present were County Attorney John Carlson and County Administrator David Minke. 

The Pledge of Allegiance was said. 

Chairman Chaffee called for public comment. There was no public comment. 

Chairman Chaffee announced changes to the Regular Agenda by adding item 1A, Appointment of Voting Delegates for the Association of Minnesota Counties. Commissioner Rossow moved to adopt the amended agenda. Commissioner Hallan seconded. Motion carried 5-0. 

Commissioner Hallan moved to approve the minutes of the October 16, 2012 Special Board Meeting. Commissioner Carlson seconded. Motion carried 5-0. 

A brief discussion was held regarding the Schmedeke Lane road tour. Chairman Chaffee stated the road issue will probably have to be revisited at a later date. 

Commissioner Rossow noted a change that needs to be made in the October 16, 2012 board minutes. Commissioner Rossow moved to approve the corrected minutes of the October 16, 2012 Board Meeting. Commissioner Carlson seconded. Motion carried 5-0. 

Minutes of Boards, Committees and Correspondence 

1. GPS 45:93 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes, September 28, 2012 

2. Pine County Land Surveyor Monthly Report 

3. Pine County HRA Senior Housing Board Meeting Minutes, September 27, 2012 

4. Pine County HRA Senior Housing Board Meeting Minutes, October 3, 2012  

Commissioner Pangerl moved to approve the consent agenda. Commissioner Rossow seconded. Motion carried 5-0. 

***CONSENT AGENDA*** 

The consent agenda is voted on without any discussion. Any commissioner may request an item be removed and added to the regular agenda. 

Auditor/Treasurer 

1. October 2012 Disbursements. 

2. Application for Abatement: 

a. Kevin Blomker, 20453 Hwy 107, Grasston, PID 28.0566.003, pay 2010-12. 

3. Application for Premises Permit and Lease for Lawful Gambling Activity for Kerrick Firefighter’s Relief Association. 

4. Application for Exempt Permit for the Wrenshall Area Sno-Sharks. 

New Employee Hires 

1. Authorize the hiring of Lorri Houtsma, Property Appraiser, effective November 5, 2012. B24, $18.27/hour. 

2. Approve the hiring of Debbie Gray, Administrative Assistant, effective November 9, 2012. B22, $14.90/hour. 

Donation of Emergency Equipment 

Approve the Sheriff’s Office donation of emergency equipment consisting of 2 light bars and 2 sirens to Pine EMS. 

Training Requests 

Auditor/Treasurer 

1. Authorize Paul Johnson to attend State Auditor Local Government Training Conference, November 15, 2012 in St. Paul, MN. Registration cost is $125. 

Health and Human Services 

1. Authorize JaNet Manning to attend NCAST Training, November 6-8, 2012 and November 14-16, 2012 in Waite Park, MN. No registration fee; mileage and meals approximately $514.  

***REGULAR AGENDA*** 

1. Voting Delegate and Alternate for 2012 Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust 

Motion by Commissioner Pangerl to designate County Administrator Minke, replacing Mark LeBrun, as voting delegate and continue County Commissioner Hallan as alternate to the Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust, and authorize Board Chair to sign the designation form. Second by Chairman Chaffee. Motion carried 5-0. 

1A. Voting Delegates for the Association of Minnesota Counties 

Motion by Commissioner Hallan to approve the voting delegates for the Association of Minnesota Counties as: 

1. Kurt Schneider, Pine County Land & Zoning Supervisor 

2. Linda Cassman, Pine County Director of Health & Human Services 

3. David Minke, Pine County Administrator 

4. Curt Rossow, Pine County Commissioner 

5. Doug Carlson, Pine County Commissioner 

6. Mitchell A. Pangerl, Pine County Commissioner 

7. Stephen Hallan, Pine County Commissioner 

8. Steven D. Chaffee, Pine County Commissioner 

Second by Commissioner Pangerl. Motion carried 5-0. 

2. Repurchase of Forfeited Land in Full – Linda Hanson, Parcel 28.5536.000 

Motion by Commissioner Hallan to approve the resolution allowing for repurchase of tax forfeited land, Parcel 28.5536.000, to Linda Hanson and authorize Board Chair and County Administrator to sign the resolution. Second by Commissioner Pangerl. Motion carried 5-0. 

3. Amendment to the Home and Community-Based Waiver Services Contract 

Pine County Director of Health & Human Services was present and explained the purpose of the amendment to the Home and Community-Based Waiver Services Contract. Motion by Commissioner Hallan to approve the Amendment to the Home and Community-Based Waiver Services Contract between Pine County Health and Human Services and Golden Horizons and authorize Board Chair to sign the amendment. Second by Commissioner Rossow. Motion carried 5-0.  

4. 2013 Narcotics and Gang Task Force State Grant 

Pine County Sheriff explained the forfeiture and seizure process, how monies are received and distributed. The sheriff anticipates his office will apply for a future Narcotics and Gang Task Force State Grant. Motion by Commissioner Carlson to approve the Narcotics and Gang Task Force State Grant for 2013 (second half) in the amount of $100,000. Second by Commissioner Hallan. Motion carried 5-0. 

5. Pine County NG911 Grant Contract 

Pine County Sheriff explained the purpose of the NG911 grant is to enhance the dispatch center and move 911 services to digital. The NG911 grant is a one-time grant in the amount of $10,000. Discussion was held how 911 calls are tracked and located by the dispatch center. Motion by Commissioner Pangerl to approve the State of Minnesota Grant Contract, Pine County NG911, between the State of Minnesota, Commissioner of Public Safety, Emergency Communication Networks and Pine County, and authorize Board Chair and County Administrator to sign contract. Second by Commissioner Rossow. Motion carried 5-0. 

6. State of Minnesota Joint Powers Agreement Criminal Justice Agency 

Pine County Sheriff explained the purpose of the Joint Powers Agreement is to share information between the Sheriff’s Office and Court Administration. Motion by Commissioner Rossow to approve the State of Minnesota Joint Powers Agreement Criminal Justice Agency, between the State of Minnesota, Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) and Pine County Sheriff’s Office, and authorize Board Chair and County Administrator to sign agreement. Second by Commissioner Carlson. Motion carried 5-0. 

7. A’viands, LLC Commissary Management Agreement 

Pine County Sheriff states the purpose of the A’viands agreement is to provide commissary services. A’viands currently runs the jail kitchen and the county will save money with this contract. Motion by Commissioner Pangerl to approve the A’viands, LLC Commissary Management Agreement and authorize Board Chair and County Administrator to sign agreement. Second by Commissioner Hallan. Motion carried 5-0. 

8. Small Cities Development Grant Update 

County Administrator explained the county has contracted with Lakes and Pines to submit a Small Cites Development Grant. The deadline for the grant is November 15, 2012. Unfortunately, an application will not be able to be prepared in time for this year. The county will continue to work with Lakes and Pines to apply in November, 2013.  

9. Commissioner Updates County Administrator requested a special meeting be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Pine County Courthouse. The purpose of this meeting will be to review the county budget. 

County Administrator provided an update on flood mitigation. Flood mitigation paperwork was sent to city and township officials affected by the June 2012 flood and the County Administrator has been in contact with a number of local officials. 

10. Upcoming Meetings 

Personnel Committee Meeting, Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 9:00 a.m. Administrator’s Conference Room, Pine City, Minnesota 

Pine County Health and Human Services Meeting, Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 10:00 a.m. Public Health Building Sandstone, Minnesota 

Pine County Board Meeting, Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 1:00 p.m. Public Health Building, Sandstone, Minnesota 

NLX meeting, Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 10:00 a.m. Boardroom, Pine County Courthouse, Pine City, MN 

11. Adjourn 

With no further business, Chairman Chaffee adjourned the County Board meeting at 10:35 a.m. until the Special Meeting/Committee of the Whole Meeting on November 6, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Pine County Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room, Pine City, Minnesota. 

David J. Minke, Administrator

Steve Chaffee, Chair 

Board of County Commissioners  

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on January 3, 2013



MINUTES OF PINE COUNTY BOARD MEETING 

Regular Meeting Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 1:00 p.m. 

Public Health Building, Sandstone, MN 

Chairman Chaffee called the meeting to order at 1:03 p.m. Present were Commissioners Steve Hallan, Mitch Pangerl, Curt Rossow and Doug Carlson. Also present were County Attorney John Carlson and County Administrator David Minke. 

The Pledge of Allegiance was said. 

Chairman Chaffee introduced Debbie Gray, the new administrative assistant in the County Administrator’s Office. 

Chairman Chaffee called for public comment. Eldon Schmedke was present to discuss a road issue. Mr. Schmedeke requested to informally speak to each commissioner individually at a later time. There was no additional public comment. 

Chairman Chaffee announced changes to the Regular Agenda by adding items under Commissioner Updates: a) Rescheduling Budget Committee Meeting from November 27, 2012, 1:00 p.m. to either November 28 or November 29; 

b) Rescheduling Personnel Meeting start time (originally scheduled for December 11, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.); and c) Recommend the appointment of Skip Thompson to Planning Commission. 

Commissioner Hallan moved to adopt the amended agenda. Commissioner Rossow seconded. Motion carried 5-0. 

Commissioner Pangerl moved to approve the minutes of the November 6, 2012 board meeting. Commissioner Carlson seconded. Motion carried 5-0. 

Commissioner Hallan moved to approve the minutes of the November 6, 2012 Committee of the Whole meeting. Commissioner Rossow seconded. Motion carried 5-0. 

Minutes of Boards, Committees and Correspondence 

1. Pine County Soil & Water Meeting Minutes, October 4, 2012 

Commissioner Carlson moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Commissioner Pangerl seconded. Motion carried 5-0. 

***CONSENT AGENDA*** 

Auditor/Treasurer 

1. Review October Cash Balance 

Fund                September 30         October 31         Increase(Decrease) 

Revenue Fund $ 426,889              $ (200,833)        ($627,722) 

Health and 

Human Services 

Fund               $1,796,543            $1,422,592         ($373,951) 

Road and 

Bridge Fund    $5,901,731            $5,120,667         ($781,064) 

Land 

Management 

Fund              $1,303,742            $1,437,227          $133,485 

2. Approve application for abatement: 

a. Donald and Linda Phaller, 8079 Willow St., Willow River, PID 47.0093.002, pay 2011 and 2012 

b. Hinckley Venture, LLC, 104 Grindstone Court, Hinckley, PID 40.5326.003/ 40.5326.004, pay 2011 

c. Annette Zaudtke Trust, 43585 Southfork Road, Hinckley, PID 15.0048.000, 15.0050.000, 15.0051.000 and 15.0053.000, pay 2012 

3. Approve Application for Premises Permit and Lease for the Northern Pine Riders to conduct Minnesota lawful gambling at the Tavern in Duquette. 

New Employee Hires 

1. Approve hiring of Richard Prihoda as part-time building maintenance position, effective November 13, 2012. B21, $13.08 per hour. 

2. Approve hiring of IT Support Specialist Ryan Findell effective November 26, 2012. B24, $15.37 per hour. 

3. Approve hiring of Sarah Carlson as part-time corrections officer, effective November 21, 2012. B23, $15.57 per hour.

4. Approve hiring of Duane Begay as part-time corrections officer, effective November 21, 2012. B23, $15.57 per hour. 

Transfer of Corrections Officers 

Approve the transfer of part-time Corrections Officer Jennifer Runyan to full time Corrections Officer effective 11/25/12. No change in classification or wage. 

****REGULAR AGENDA**** 

1. Personnel Committee Meeting 

The Personnel Committee met on November 13, 2012 and made the following recommendations: 

a. Accept resignation of probation agent, Tessa Nelson, effective November 26, 2012 and authorize filling the position 

b. Accept resignation of corrections sergeant Jennifer Decker, effective November 5, 2012 and authorize filling the position 

c. Approve filling Highway Tech III position 

d. Approve Phased Retirement of Ilene Haavisto beginning February 1, 2013, according to the attached agreement 

Other items are for informational purposes only. 

Motion by Commissioner Rossow to approve the recommendations of the Personnel Committee. Second by Commissioner Hallan. Motion carried 5-0. 

2. Veterans Services Community Outreach Grant Program 

Pine County Veterans Service Officer Dean Dronen presented information, and discussion was held, regarding the Veterans Services Community Outreach Grant Program and how the grant is to be used. Grant must be used by May 31. 

Motion by Commissioner Carlson, seconded by Commissioner Rossow, to approve a Resolution accepting the Veterans Services Community Outreach Grant and authorize the County Administrator to sign the Grant contract. 

Motion carried 5-0.

3. 2012 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) 

Pine County Sheriff Robin Cole presented information, and discussion was held, regarding the 2012 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) and how it is to be used. The $19,000 grant requires a 100% county match. Motion by Commissioner Hallan, seconded by Commissioner Pangerl for County Board Chairman and County Administrator to sign grant. Motion carried 5-0. 

4. 2012 Local Fix-up Fund SSTS Grant Award from MPCA 

Pine County Land/Zoning Administrator Kurt Schneider provided information, and discussion was held, regarding the specific uses for the grant. There is no match requirement by the County. Motion by Commissioner Hallan, seconded by Commissioner Pangerl to approve draft program outline of Pine County Supplemental 2012 Local Fix-up Fund Grant Application. Motion carried 5-0. 

5. Post Issuance Tax Compliance Procedure for the Series 2012 $13.4 million General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds. Pine County Auditor Cathy Clemmer presented information on the policy. Motion by Commissioner Carlson, seconded by Commissioner Rossow to approve the policy. Motion carried 5-0. 

6. Pine County E-Recording Open House 

Pine County Recorder Tammy Tricas explained electronic recording (E-recording) and informed the Board of the upcoming Open House to be held November 21, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Pine County Courthouse, Pine City, Minnesota. 

7. Commissioner Updates 

a) The Board agreed to reschedule the Budget Committee Meeting from November 27, 2012, 1:00 p.m. to November 28, 2012, 1:00 p.m. 

b) The Board agreed to reschedule the Personnel Meeting start time from December 11, 2012, 9:00 a.m. to December 11, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. 

c) Upon the recommendation of Commissioner Pangerl, Chairman Chaffee appointed Skip Thompson to Planning Commission. Mr. Thompson will be filling out the balance of a four-year term that started 1/1/10 and runs to 12/31/13. 

d) Commissioner Hallan attended the Phase Recycling Center open house and stated it was very interesting and informational.November 20, 2012 Board Minutes -- Pine County Board of Commissioners Page 5 of 5 

8. Upcoming Meetings 

Budget Committee Meeting, Tuesday, November 28, 2012 1:00 p.m., Boardroom, Pine County Courthouse, Pine City, Minnesota 

NLX meeting, Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 10:00 a.m. Boardroom, Pine County Courthouse, Pine City, Minnesota 

Technology Committee Meeting, Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 8:30 a.m. IT/Probation Conference Room, Pine County Courthouse, Pine City, Minnesota 

Pine County Board Meeting, Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 10:00 a.m. Boardroom, Pine County Courthouse, Pine City, Minnesota 

Pine County Health and Human Services Meeting, Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 10:00 a.m. Public Health Building Sandstone, Minnesota 

Pine County Board Meeting, Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 1:00 p.m. Public Health Building, Sandstone, Minnesota 

9. Adjourn 

With no further business, Chairman Chaffee adjourned the County Board meeting at 1:40 p.m. The next regular County Board Meeting is scheduled for December 11, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pine County Courthouse Boardroom, Pine City, Minnesota. 

David J. Minke, Administrator 

Steve Chaffee, Chair 

Board of County Commissioners  

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on January 3, 2013



MINUTES OF PINE COUNTY BOARD MEETING 

Regular Meeting Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 10 a.m. 

Pine County Boardroom, Pine City, Minnesota 

Chairman Chaffee called the meeting to order at 10:04 a.m. Present were Commissioners Steve Hallan, Mitch Pangerl, Curt Rossow and Doug Carlson. Also present were County Attorney John Carlson and County Administrator David Minke. 

The Pledge of Allegiance was said. 

Chairman Chaffee called for public comment. There was no public comment. 

Commissioner Rossow moved to approve the agenda. Commissioner Hallan seconded. Motion carried 5-0. 

Commissioner Pangerl moved to approve the minutes of the November 20, 2012 board meeting. Commissioner Rossow seconded. Motion carried 5-0. 

Minutes of Boards, Committees and Correspondence 

1. Pine County Land Surveyor Monthly Report, November, 2012 

2. Pine County HRA Senior Housing Meeting Minutes, October 24, 2012 

Commissioner Pangerl moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Commissioner Hallan seconded. Commissioner Carlson requested discussion regarding the Ryan Wilson abatement and location of the property. Motion carried 5-0. 

***CONSENT AGENDA*** 

The Consent Agenda is voted on without any discussion. Any Commissioner may request an item be removed and added to the Regular Agenda. 

November 2012 Disbursements

Applications for Abatement 

a. Troy & Gail Downing, 4696 Clover Ln, Braham, PID 29.0288.001, pay 2012 

b. Ryan Wilson, 94394 Frontage Rd E., Moose Lake, PID 33.0121.001, pay 2011 & 2012 

c. Willow River Ranch LLC, 8081 Willow St., Willow River, PID 17.0033.000, pay 2012 

d. David & Joan Granger, 12558 Cross Lake Rd SE, Pine City, PID 26.0522.002, pay 2010-2012 

e. M&M Ventures, LLC, 1120 Holstein Dr. NE, Pine City, PID 

42.0044.001, pay 2012 

Renewal of Tobacco Licenses 

Approval of applications (see attached listing) for renewal of tobacco licenses in Pine County under the jurisdiction of the Auditor for the period of January 1 – December 31, 2013. Approvals are subject to approval of County Board, County Sheriff and contingent upon no delinquent taxes. 

Training Request 

Authorize Mark LeBrun, County Engineer, to attend 2013 MN County Engineer’s Association Conference, January 22-25, 2013, Brainerd, MN. Registration and lodging cost is $552.34. 

Request for Unpaid Leave of Absence 

Approve leave without pay for up to 90 days for Roxanne Anderson, Children’s Mental Health Social Worker. 

***REGULAR AGENDA*** 

1. Introduction of New Employees: County Assessor Kelly Schroeder introduced new appraiser, Lorri Houtsma; IT Supervisor Lisa Blowers introduced IT Support Specialist Ryan Findell. 

Chairman Chaffee welcomed them to Pine County.

2. Repurchase of Forfeited Land in Full 

County Auditor-Treasurer Cathy Clemmer provided information regarding the repurchase of tax forfeited land, Parcel 02.0303.001, to Kenneth Schnapp and the repurchase of tax forfeited land, Parcel 43.0020.005, to Nathan L. Rod and Yancy S. Rod. Auditor-Treasurer Clemmer indicated a joint motion would be acceptable. Administrator Minke corrected the Agenda to reflect the County Board Chair and County Auditor, rather than County Board Chair and County Administrator to sign the Resolutions. 

Motion by Commissioner Rossow, seconded by Commissioner Hallan to approve the repurchase of forfeited land in full by Kenneth Schnapp, and Nathan L. Rod and Yancy S. Rod, and authorize the County Board Chair and County Auditor to sign the Resolutions. 

3. Reappointment of Pine County Assessor 

County Administrator David Minke presented information and explained the statutory requirement of MS §273.061 for the appointment of the county assessor position. 

Motion was made by Commissioner Carlson, seconded by Commissioner Chaffee for the reappointment of Kelly Schroeder as Pine County Assessor for the period of January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2016. Motion carried 5-0. 

4. Condemnation Proceedings on SAP 58-641-15 

County Engineer Mark LeBrun presented information, and discussion was held, regarding the condemnation proceedings on SAP 58-641-15, the Carl Johnson property. County Attorney John Carlson explained the legal procedure for condemnation proceedings and indicated completion of the condemnation action at approximately 4 – 6 weeks. 

Motion was made by Commissioner Rossow, seconded by Commissioner Carlson to approve the Resolution to begin the condemnation proceedings. A roll call vote was taken: District 1/Hallan – yes; District 2/Pangerl – yes; District 3/Chaffee – yes; District 4/Rossow - yes; District 5/Carlson - yes. Motion passed 5-0. 

5. Cooperative Agreement with Pine City for SAP 58-608-17

County Engineer Mark LeBrun provided information, and discussion was held, regarding the Cooperative Agreement with the City of Pine City, on a road project scheduled to begin 2014. Bids will be let in the fall of 2013. Engineer LeBrun informed the discussed the Engineer LeBrun explained also that the City of Pine City will share in the engineering costs.  

Motion was made by Commissioner Hall, seconded by Commissioner Pangerl to approve the Cooperative Agreement with Pine City for SAP 58-608-17 and authorize the County Board Chair, County Attorney and County Engineer to sign the Cooperative Agreement. Motion carried 5-0. 

6. Master Partnership Contract with MN DOT 

County Engineer Mark LeBrun presented information, and discussion was held regarding the 5-year Master Partnership Contract. The agreement covers services that the county and MNDOT might purchase from each other, such as Pine County use of DOT labs for testing. 

Motion was made by Commissioner Rossow, seconded by Commissioner Pangerl to approve the Resolution and Master Partnership Contract with MN DOT and authorize County Administrator to sign the Resolution and County Administrator and County Engineer to sign Master Partnership Contract. 

(Commissioner Hallan stepped out of meeting at 10:24 a.m. and was absent from vote). Motion passed 4-0. 

Commissioner Hallan returned to the meeting at 10:26 a.m. 

7. Amendment to Agreement between State of Minnesota, Department of Transportation and Pine County 

Sheriff Cole presented information regarding the amendment to the Agreement with the Department of Transportation regarding the installation of a microwave antenna on the tower in Pine City. 

Motion was made by Commissioner Rossow, seconded by Commissioner Pangerl to approve the amendment to the existing agreement between Pine County and the Minnesota Department of Transportation and authorize the County Board Chair and County Administrator to sign the Use Agreement Amendment, Agreement #97608, Amendment 3, Pine City Tower. Motion carried 5-0. 

8. Adoption of the 2013 Property Tax Levy and Budget

County Administrator Minke reviewed the information contained within his Memorandum to the County Board, dated December 11, 2012, regarding the final 2013 budget and levy. 

Motion was made by Commissioner Hallan, seconded by Commissioner Pangerl to approve the 2013 Property Tax Levy of $14,075,000. Motion carried 5-0. 

Motion was made by Commissioner Rossow, seconded by Commissioner Carlson to approve the 2013 budget with total expenditures of $38,766,559 distributed by fund and department (as shown on Attachment B of the Memorandum from County Administrator Minke to the Pine County Board of Commissioners dated December 11, 2012). Motion carried 5-0. 

Motion was made by Commissioner Carlson, seconded by Commissioner Rossow to establish the 2013 elected officials wages, effective January 1, 2013, as follows: 

Commission’s – no change; County Attorney - $99,361; County Auditor - $80,000; County Sheriff - $81,200 

Discussion was held; Commissioner Pangerl requested a roll call vote. 

District 1/Hallan – yes; District 2/Pangerl – no; District 3/Chaffee – yes; District 4/Rossow – yes; District 5/Carlson – yes. 

Motion carried 4-1. 

Motion was made by Commissioner Hallan, seconded by Commissioner Rossow to increase the non-union pay scale 1.5% and increase the E82 grade a total of 8 percent, effective January 1, 2013, as show on Attachment C, and to grant non-union employees a 1.5 percent COLA effective January 1, 2013 consistent with the County’s compensation policies. 

Discussion was held; Commissioner Pangerl requested a roll call vote. 

District 1/Hallan – yes; District 2/Pangerl – no; District 3/Chaffee – yes; District 4/Rossow – yes; District 5/Carlson – yes. 

Motion carried 4-1. 

9. Commissioner Updates

Commissioners Hallan, Pangerl and Rossow commented upon the attendance at the AMC Annual conference. They all thought that the networking made with other attendees is a great benefit to Pine County. Comment was made that there is a lot of information in this 2-day conference and that some Commissioners were unable to attend all break-out sessions they wanted to attend; would be beneficial if recordings of the sessions were available for review. Commissioner Rossow mentioned that he did speak informally to a Commissioner from Chisago County encouraging Chisago County to board their inmates with Pine County for housing. 

10.Other 

Pine County Auditor-Treasurer Cathy Clemmer informed the Board that the Department of Revenue approved reimbursement to the county, cities, towns and schools for flood expense. 

Commissioner Hallan informed the Board of the bid process for the snow removal bids for the 2012-2013 season. Sealed bids are due by 11:00 a.m., December 17, 2012 when they will be opened at the Facility Committee Meeting with a recommendation to the board on December 18, 2012. 

11.Upcoming Meetings 

Facility Committee Meeting, Monday, December 17, 2012, 11:00 a.m., Administrator’s Conference Room, Pine County Courthouse, Pine City, Minnesota 

Pine County Health and Human Services Meeting, Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 10:00 a.m. Public Health Building Sandstone, Minnesota 

Pine County Board Meeting, Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 1:00 p.m. Public Health Building, Sandstone, Minnesota 

NLX Meeting, Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 10:00 a.m., Boardroom, Pine County Courthouse, Pine City, Minnesota 

Pine County Board Organizational Meeting, Tuesday January 8, 2013 10:00 a.m. Boardroom, Pine County Courthouse, Pine City, MN 

12. Adjourn 

With no further business, Chairman Chaffee adjourned the County Board meeting at 10:50 a.m. The next regular County Board Meeting is scheduled for December 18, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Public Health Building, Sandstone, Minnesota. 

David J. Minke, Administrator

Clerk to County Board 

Steve Chaffee, Chair 

Board of County Commissioners.  

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on January 3, 2013



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