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notices NOTICE PROBATE COURT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION MINNESOTA )F BIG STONE qD NOTICE OF HEARING ADJUDICATION DETERMINATION OF AND APPOINTMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE IN ED ADMINISTRATION AND TO CREDITORS of qE M. TRIPP rERESTED PERSONS ered and Notice is hereby 3n the 12th day of February 0 o'clock AM., a hearing will above named Court at the =m of the Big Stone County Jse, 20 SE 2nd Street, Minnesota, for the of intestacy and lation of heirship and for the .nt of Daniel J. Hanratty, is 340 NW 2nd Street, , MN 56278 as personal ire of the estate of the above ecedent in supervised ration, and any objection ust be filed with the Court. and no objections are representative will ster the estate, to pay all legal debts, expenses, and sell personal property and do all ry acts for the estate. Upon of the administration, the shall file a final account and shall distribute the persons thereunto entitled the Court, and close the her given that ALL claims against said red to present the same representative or to the within four months ate of this notice or said barred. anuary 6, 2003 Peter A. Heft, Judge Diana Shelstad, Court Administrator by Deb Henningson, Deputy Watson :1 Street 56278 (Jan. 14, 21, 2003) ASSUMED NAME IINNESOTA tes Chapter 333 of an assumed name does a user with exclusive rights ame. The filing is required for ection in order to enable able to identify the true ct assumed name under business is or will b,^ BIG STONE LAKE AREA )lace of 57216 COmplete street conducting above Assumed business is a corporate e address of Motion by Krueger, seconded by Maas and carried to approve the following tobacco license applications for 2003: Big Stone Cooperative Graceville Country Market Bill's Super Valu Plus Holiday Stationstore #105 Bonnie's Hometown Grocery Tom's Bar & Lounge Cenex C-Store Moose Lodge #407 Columbian Enterprises Stub's Pub Country Partners Coop The Bar in Odessa, Inc. Deutsch's Country Market The Penguin Bar & Lounge Glenn's Liquors, Inc. Tri County Coop Graceville Bar & Lounge VFW Post #3964 Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to adopt the following resolution: 2002-45 WHEREAS, M.S. 375.055 provides that County Commissioners shall receive annual salaries for services rendered while serving as a county commissioner and may receive per diem payments and reimbursement for necessary expenses. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the 2002 salary of the Big Stone County Board of Commissioners shall be $11,646.70 and the per diem rate shall remain at $50.00 for service on any board, committee or commission or for the performance of services by individual commissioners when required by law. Motion by Maas, seconded by Krueger and carried to amend the 2002 budget to include an additional $15,000 for Professional Services and add $15,500 for the addition of the Human Resources Department. Discussion was held on the tax forfeited parcel in Ortonville. The Board directed the Auditor to contact the City regarding their intent on the current special assessments assessed to the property. Human Resources Director Nichols- Born reported that MCIT awarded a certificate to the County for Outstanding Experience Workers' Compensation for plan years 1997-2001 and the Overall Most Improved County for 2002 in Property/Casualty and Workers' Compensation. Commissioner Krueger recognized all employees for their commitment that enabled the County to receive these awards. Nichols-Born also reported that she is in the process of organizing a workshop for board members and that she has started updating policies for the Employee Handbook. Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Krueger and carried to authorize expenditures for materials for work on the new county office building. ROAD 3 57216 orized to sign certify that I am lining this ry as set dries section 609.4 as if I had certificate under oath. 15, 2002 Brenda K. McMahon, Broker (Jan. 14, 21,20630 "862-8318 CEEDINGS OF STONE BOARD December 17, 2002 Stone County Board of met in the • 's Room at 8:30 AM on 17, 2002. called the meeting to 'mmissioners Krueger, and Torgerson present. Susan Hurst from the rodent, HR Director' County Attorney Auditor Michelle of Allegiance Krueger, seconded by :arried to approve the December 3rd regular 5th Truth in TMESHARES seconded by carried to approve the reports were presented. was held with Attorney demolition of tax forfeited He will do further report back to the board. seconded by carried to authorize the ighway ................. $ 498.21 #2 ..................... $ 838.43 #4 ....................... $ 58.42 #4 ........................ $ 24.91 D tch #10/11 ......... $190.87 #_#14 ................... $ 450.68 24 ......................... $ 92.88 #30 ................... $185.31 to Revenue...$13,279.32 ................. $16,000.00 $ 2,038,04 1 .......................... $28,500.00 I Ditch #10/11 ...... $ 4,548.00 #2 .................. $ 2,380.00 1 #4 ...................... $ 3,730.35 1 #7_; ................... $ 5,256.01 #14 ................ $ 2,320.00 #16 ................ $ 5,092.00 .$ 8,684.81 Commissioner Swigerd updated the Board on Prairie Five's plan for a bus purchase and the possible construction of a bus garage. Chairperson Lane appointed Commissioner Swigerd to the steering committee for Prairie Five to explore options for the garage. SUMMARY OF THE BIG STONE COUNTY SUBDIVISION CONTROLS ORDINANCE OF 2002 Additions/Amendments to The Big Stone County Subdivision Controls Ordinance, 1995 were passed and approved by the Board of County Commissioners on December 17, 2002, thereby resulting in the adoption of the Big Stone County Subdivision Controls Ordinance of 2002. The amendments to the Ordinance are intended to clarify and streamline the subdivision process for potential developers and provide a written set of road standards for new developments or the expansion of existing subdivisions within the county. The following is a summary of the Subdivision Controls Ordinance: 1. General Provisions 2. Procedures 3. Presentation of Requirements 4. Design Standards 5. Required Improvements 6. Small Subdivisions 7. Mobile Home Parks & Recreational Camping Vehicle Tent Areas 8. Cluster and Planned Unit Developments 9. Conveyance by Metes & Bounds 10. Other 11. Effective Date A printed copy of the entire Ordinance is available at the Environmental Office, 20 2nd Street SE, Ortonville, Minnesota. Discussion was held on the County's feedlot program. Environmental Officer Wilke reported that the Planning Commission will need to review the shoreland alterations standards. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to execute the contract with Fidlar Doubleday, Inc. for optical scanning equipment for the Recorder's Office as present by County Recorder Gloria Arndt and reviewed by Attorney Watson. Attorney Watson returned to the meeting. Brian Sullivan of J&B Excavating was present to request the ability to increase his quote to complete the demolition of the tax forfeited property in Graceville due to his discovery of a common wall between the property and Liebe Drug. Following discussion, it was decided that Chairperson Lane and Sullivan should meet with Mr. Liebe to discuss the project and report back to the board. Motion by Maas, seconded by Swigerd and carried to authorize Attorney Watson to draft a hold harmless and indemnification agreement regarding the tree removal by the Highway Department. Following a break for lunch, County Engineer Nick Anderson presented a Certification of Performance for SAP 06- 626-04, SAP 06-630-04, SP 0609-27 & associated City work with Riley Brothers Construction, Inc. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to adopt the following resolution: 2002-47 WHEREAS, County State Aid Project 06-626-04, SAP 06-630-04, SP 0609-27 & associated City work have in all things been completed and the County Board being fully advised in the premises. NOW THEN BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board hereby accepts said completed projects for and on behalf of the County of Big Stone, and authorize final payment to Riley Brothers Construction, Inc. in the amount shown on final pay estimate. Engineer Anderson presented a Certification of Performance for SAP 06- Motion by Torgerson, seconded by 626-05, SAP 06-630-06 & associated Swigerd and.carried to designate an . City work with. Biturninou= avima, Inc, additional $20,000 to the Capital Motion by Maas, seconded by Krueger Improvements account for future and carried to adopt the following remodeling of the new county office building. Discussion was held on the upcoming GASB 34 implementation. Auditor Knutson informed the board that additional staff time may be required to implement the new financial standards. Chairperson Lane called the subsequent hearing for the adoption of the 2003 levy to order at 9:35 AM. Motion by Krueger, seconded by Maas and carried to adopt Resolution 2003-46 to "establish the 2003 Budget. A complete copy is available at the Auditor's office. Chairperson Lane declared the hearing adjourned at 9:40 AM. Following a short break, Chairperson Lane declare€ the public hearing open at 10:00 AM to take public comment in regards to the Big Stone County Subdivision Controls Ordinance. Environmental Officer Darren Wilke reviewed the Ordinance provisions. No public comments were heard. The hearing was closed at 10:30 AM. Motion made by Maas, seconded by Torgerson and carried to adopt the Big Stone County Subdivision Controls Ordinance of 2002 and to publish a summary in the official minutes. resolution: 2002-48 WHEREAS, County State Aid Project 06-626-05, SAP 06-630-06 & associated City work have in all things been completed and the County Board being fully advised in the premises. NOW THEN BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board hereby accepts said completed projects for and on behalf of the County of Big Stone, and authorize final payment to Bituminous Paving, Inc. in the amount shown on final pay estimate. • Engineer Anderson informed the Board that per the State Aid Engineer, he will have to oversee the Mallard Point Road project. Applicable time and expense for accounting and engineer time will be billed to Foster Township. Motion by Krueger, seconded by Maas and carried to adopt the following resolution: 2002-49 BE IT RESOLVED, that the 2003 County Ditch Assessments be established as follows: Ditch 2003 Number Assessment 2 ........................................... $5,000 4 ........................................... $2,500 8 ............................................. $ 500 REQUEST FOR BIDS Ortonville Area Health Services Ortonville Area Health Services is soliciting bids for the purchase, delivery and installation of furniture, furnishings and equipment for the new Outpatient Services Center. F!NAN(;IAI HOMES [:OR SALE Sealed bids will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, 2003. The bids will be opened Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003 at the Administrator's office. Project plans and specifications are available upon request. If any company is interested in receiving specifications, please contact Donna Moberg, OAHS Administrative Assistant, 450 Eastvold Ave., Ortonville, MN 56278, phone 320-839-4126. B[MiD,II BLACKDUCK & CASSLAt'E Bidder will be notified in writing. (Jan. 14, 21, 2003) 15 ........................................... $ 500 17 ........................................... $ 500 18 ......................................... $1,000 19 ........................................... $ 500 20...: ....................................... $ 500 20 Lat A ................................. $ 500 28 ........................................... $ 500 30. .......................................... $ 500 The Board by consensus instructed the Auditor to send a letter of support for Lac qui Parle County Commissioner Harold Solem to represent Area 5 on the BWSR board. Motion by Krueger, seconded by Maas and carried to authorize payment of the following claims on December 20, 2002: COUNTY REVENUE Barr's Electric 182.80; Joseph Berning 235.72, Bud's Bait 390.00; Cashtown Service 411.45; Cellular 2000 240.26; Cenex 257.96; Fidelity Compresource 117.11; Computer Professionals 2,248.26; Sharon Finke 156.72; Frank Madden & Associates 448.67; Grant County 2,000.00; H & A Administrators 240.00; Hegge & Sons 400.00; Hormann Kennels 120.00: Jeanne Krueger 2,938.77; Lac qui Parle County Sheriff 1,595.00; Richard Lane 302.68: MACe 525.00; MN Dept of Admin 300.00; MN Dept of Ag 120.00; MN Secretary of State 278.40; Northern Star 112.00; Office Systems 250.17: Ortonville Independent 1,030.23: Ortonville Plumbing & Heating 205.36: Pamida 167.68; Pitney Bowes 316.31; Postmaster 370.00; Rausch Brothers Monument 340.81; Rinke-Noonan 200.00; State Auditor 1,755,50; Stein's 582.23; Douglas Tomschin 238.82: Toshiba 262.68; School District #62 147.63; Tri-State Water 116.00: U of MN 7,861.76; US Link 1.305.98: Vertical Solutions 1,338.38; Welkers 537.30. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Justin Bakeberg 130.00: Best Western 136.67; Computer Professionals 134.25; Brian Hamann 500.00; Clarence Johnson 200.00: Alvin Maas 400.00; Northern Star 136.98: Ortonville Independent 175.10; Daryl Propp 500.00; SWCD 5.362.96: US Link 107.81. HIGHWAY Ameripride Linen 120.45; Apple Computer 779.59; Big Stone Cellular 116.09; Big Stone Co-op 363.17; Bituminous Paving 199.42; Boyer Truck Parts 302.33; Butler Machinery 502.76; CADD En'gineering 156.52; Cellular 2000 260.07; Centurytel 197.87; Commissioner of Transportation 206.83; Computer Professionals 400.89; Country Partners Co-op 909.59; Crystal Clear Car Wash 125.00; Dakota Riggers & Tool 186.18; Grant County Implement 133.04; Henrich & Sons 250.00; Francis Kleindl 12,144.94; Larson Gravel Company 889.63; Lawson Products 209.78; Nelson Electric 112.50; Northern States Supply 104.55; Otter Tail 138.96; Oscar Schlueter 647.50; Sturdevants 152.07; Unzen Motors 310.03; US Link 226.34; WCEC 127.75; Willmar Hearing Aid Center 150.00; Ziegler 766.90. DITCH Chester Carl Jr. 230.00; Milbank Winwater Works 188.23. Number of claims not exceeding $100 - 63. Dollar amount of claims not exceeding $100 - $2,680.56. Chairperson Lane appointed Jeanne Krueger as the County's lay representative on the Countryside Public Health Board. Chairperson Lane declared the meeting adjourned at 1:45 PM. SPECIAL MEETING January 2, 2003 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Room at 4:00 PM on Thursday, January 2, 2003. Chairperson Lane called the meeting to order with Commissioners Krueger, Maas, Swigerd and Torgerson present. Also present were VSO/Emergency Management Director Doug Tomschin, HR Director Darlene Nichols-Born, County Attorney Bill Watson and County Auditor Michelle Knutson. Motion by Maas, seconded by Swigerd and carried to enter into closed session for preliminary consideration of allegations against an employee. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to reopen the Board meeting. Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Krueger and carried to direct the County Attorney to send a letter to Mr. Tomschin requiring him to attend an interview at the office of Frank Madden & Associates. Chairperson Lane' declared the meeting adjourned at 4:15 PM. Michelle R. Knutson, Auditor Richard Lane, Chairperson Prairie Five menu Reservations may bc made by calling the Senior Center. When requesting a meal call the Senior Center the day prior to eating at 839- 3555 before 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 Roast Turkey, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Corn, Pumpkin Crunch Dess., Raisin Bread ],esday, Jan. 22 Tuna Hotdish, Peas'N Carrots, Fruit, Whole Where Bread Thursday, Jan. 23 Pork Chop, Mushroom Sauce Boiled Potatoes, Lettuce/Banana Salad, Bread Pudding, Rye Bread Friday, Jan. 24 Buiht-A-Burger, Oven-Browned Potatoes, Pork-N-Beans, Jcllo#Fopping, Whole Wheat Bun Monday, Jan. 27 Mea|balls/GFavy, Mashed Potatoes, Wise. Blend Vegs., Sherbet, Rye Bread Tuesday, Jan 28 Baked Chicken, Rice/Gravy, Coleslaw, Frui! Sauce, Whole Wheat Bread f NOTICE Property owners are responsible for removing snow from their sidewalks within 48 hours of a snowfall. If not removed, the City will remove and bill the property owner. lid I I Ill I I I I Ill I [ I / As head of my farm operation, I've had to live with the conse- quences of crop failure and low prices.., that's why I turned to the experts at AgCountry Farm Credit Services. They helped me develop a risk management strategy that supports my marketing plan. The tools they used included a timely record keeping program, customized comprehensive insurance plan, and tax manage- ment advice. This allows me to reduce my risk and capture additional opportunities in the marketplace. Call today. The deadline to make changes to your insurance plan is March 15. 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Hanratty, is 340 NW 2nd Street, , MN 56278 as personal ire of the estate of the above ecedent in supervised ration, and any objection ust be filed with the Court. and no objections are representative will ster the estate, to pay all legal debts, expenses, and sell personal property and do all ry acts for the estate. Upon of the administration, the shall file a final account and shall distribute the persons thereunto entitled the Court, and close the her given that ALL claims against said red to present the same representative or to the within four months ate of this notice or said barred. anuary 6, 2003 Peter A. Heft, Judge Diana Shelstad, Court Administrator by Deb Henningson, Deputy Watson :1 Street 56278 (Jan. 14, 21, 2003) ASSUMED NAME IINNESOTA tes Chapter 333 of an assumed name does a user with exclusive rights ame. The filing is required for ection in order to enable able to identify the true ct assumed name under business is or will b,^ BIG STONE LAKE AREA )lace of 57216 COmplete street conducting above Assumed business is a corporate e address of Motion by Krueger, seconded by Maas and carried to approve the following tobacco license applications for 2003: Big Stone Cooperative Graceville Country Market Bill's Super Valu Plus Holiday Stationstore #105 Bonnie's Hometown Grocery Tom's Bar & Lounge Cenex C-Store Moose Lodge #407 Columbian Enterprises Stub's Pub Country Partners Coop The Bar in Odessa, Inc. Deutsch's Country Market The Penguin Bar & Lounge Glenn's Liquors, Inc. Tri County Coop Graceville Bar & Lounge VFW Post #3964 Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to adopt the following resolution: 2002-45 WHEREAS, M.S. 375.055 provides that County Commissioners shall receive annual salaries for services rendered while serving as a county commissioner and may receive per diem payments and reimbursement for necessary expenses. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the 2002 salary of the Big Stone County Board of Commissioners shall be $11,646.70 and the per diem rate shall remain at $50.00 for service on any board, committee or commission or for the performance of services by individual commissioners when required by law. Motion by Maas, seconded by Krueger and carried to amend the 2002 budget to include an additional $15,000 for Professional Services and add $15,500 for the addition of the Human Resources Department. Discussion was held on the tax forfeited parcel in Ortonville. The Board directed the Auditor to contact the City regarding their intent on the current special assessments assessed to the property. Human Resources Director Nichols- Born reported that MCIT awarded a certificate to the County for Outstanding Experience Workers' Compensation for plan years 1997-2001 and the Overall Most Improved County for 2002 in Property/Casualty and Workers' Compensation. Commissioner Krueger recognized all employees for their commitment that enabled the County to receive these awards. Nichols-Born also reported that she is in the process of organizing a workshop for board members and that she has started updating policies for the Employee Handbook. Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Krueger and carried to authorize expenditures for materials for work on the new county office building. ROAD 3 57216 orized to sign certify that I am lining this ry as set dries section 609.4 as if I had certificate under oath. 15, 2002 Brenda K. McMahon, Broker (Jan. 14, 21,20630 "862-8318 CEEDINGS OF STONE BOARD December 17, 2002 Stone County Board of met in the • 's Room at 8:30 AM on 17, 2002. called the meeting to 'mmissioners Krueger, and Torgerson present. Susan Hurst from the rodent, HR Director' County Attorney Auditor Michelle of Allegiance Krueger, seconded by :arried to approve the December 3rd regular 5th Truth in TMESHARES seconded by carried to approve the reports were presented. was held with Attorney demolition of tax forfeited He will do further report back to the board. seconded by carried to authorize the ighway ................. $ 498.21 #2 ..................... $ 838.43 #4 ....................... $ 58.42 #4 ........................ $ 24.91 D tch #10/11 ......... $190.87 #_#14 ................... $ 450.68 24 ......................... $ 92.88 #30 ................... $185.31 to Revenue...$13,279.32 ................. $16,000.00 $ 2,038,04 1 .......................... $28,500.00 I Ditch #10/11 ...... $ 4,548.00 #2 .................. $ 2,380.00 1 #4 ...................... $ 3,730.35 1 #7_; ................... $ 5,256.01 #14 ................ $ 2,320.00 #16 ................ $ 5,092.00 .$ 8,684.81 Commissioner Swigerd updated the Board on Prairie Five's plan for a bus purchase and the possible construction of a bus garage. Chairperson Lane appointed Commissioner Swigerd to the steering committee for Prairie Five to explore options for the garage. SUMMARY OF THE BIG STONE COUNTY SUBDIVISION CONTROLS ORDINANCE OF 2002 Additions/Amendments to The Big Stone County Subdivision Controls Ordinance, 1995 were passed and approved by the Board of County Commissioners on December 17, 2002, thereby resulting in the adoption of the Big Stone County Subdivision Controls Ordinance of 2002. The amendments to the Ordinance are intended to clarify and streamline the subdivision process for potential developers and provide a written set of road standards for new developments or the expansion of existing subdivisions within the county. The following is a summary of the Subdivision Controls Ordinance: 1. General Provisions 2. Procedures 3. Presentation of Requirements 4. Design Standards 5. Required Improvements 6. Small Subdivisions 7. Mobile Home Parks & Recreational Camping Vehicle Tent Areas 8. Cluster and Planned Unit Developments 9. Conveyance by Metes & Bounds 10. Other 11. Effective Date A printed copy of the entire Ordinance is available at the Environmental Office, 20 2nd Street SE, Ortonville, Minnesota. Discussion was held on the County's feedlot program. Environmental Officer Wilke reported that the Planning Commission will need to review the shoreland alterations standards. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to execute the contract with Fidlar Doubleday, Inc. for optical scanning equipment for the Recorder's Office as present by County Recorder Gloria Arndt and reviewed by Attorney Watson. Attorney Watson returned to the meeting. Brian Sullivan of J&B Excavating was present to request the ability to increase his quote to complete the demolition of the tax forfeited property in Graceville due to his discovery of a common wall between the property and Liebe Drug. Following discussion, it was decided that Chairperson Lane and Sullivan should meet with Mr. Liebe to discuss the project and report back to the board. Motion by Maas, seconded by Swigerd and carried to authorize Attorney Watson to draft a hold harmless and indemnification agreement regarding the tree removal by the Highway Department. Following a break for lunch, County Engineer Nick Anderson presented a Certification of Performance for SAP 06- 626-04, SAP 06-630-04, SP 0609-27 & associated City work with Riley Brothers Construction, Inc. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to adopt the following resolution: 2002-47 WHEREAS, County State Aid Project 06-626-04, SAP 06-630-04, SP 0609-27 & associated City work have in all things been completed and the County Board being fully advised in the premises. NOW THEN BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board hereby accepts said completed projects for and on behalf of the County of Big Stone, and authorize final payment to Riley Brothers Construction, Inc. in the amount shown on final pay estimate. Engineer Anderson presented a Certification of Performance for SAP 06- Motion by Torgerson, seconded by 626-05, SAP 06-630-06 & associated Swigerd and.carried to designate an . City work with. Biturninou= avima, Inc, additional $20,000 to the Capital Motion by Maas, seconded by Krueger Improvements account for future and carried to adopt the following remodeling of the new county office building. Discussion was held on the upcoming GASB 34 implementation. Auditor Knutson informed the board that additional staff time may be required to implement the new financial standards. Chairperson Lane called the subsequent hearing for the adoption of the 2003 levy to order at 9:35 AM. Motion by Krueger, seconded by Maas and carried to adopt Resolution 2003-46 to "establish the 2003 Budget. A complete copy is available at the Auditor's office. Chairperson Lane declared the hearing adjourned at 9:40 AM. Following a short break, Chairperson Lane declare€ the public hearing open at 10:00 AM to take public comment in regards to the Big Stone County Subdivision Controls Ordinance. Environmental Officer Darren Wilke reviewed the Ordinance provisions. No public comments were heard. The hearing was closed at 10:30 AM. Motion made by Maas, seconded by Torgerson and carried to adopt the Big Stone County Subdivision Controls Ordinance of 2002 and to publish a summary in the official minutes. resolution: 2002-48 WHEREAS, County State Aid Project 06-626-05, SAP 06-630-06 & associated City work have in all things been completed and the County Board being fully advised in the premises. NOW THEN BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board hereby accepts said completed projects for and on behalf of the County of Big Stone, and authorize final payment to Bituminous Paving, Inc. in the amount shown on final pay estimate. • Engineer Anderson informed the Board that per the State Aid Engineer, he will have to oversee the Mallard Point Road project. Applicable time and expense for accounting and engineer time will be billed to Foster Township. Motion by Krueger, seconded by Maas and carried to adopt the following resolution: 2002-49 BE IT RESOLVED, that the 2003 County Ditch Assessments be established as follows: Ditch 2003 Number Assessment 2 ........................................... $5,000 4 ........................................... $2,500 8 ............................................. $ 500 REQUEST FOR BIDS Ortonville Area Health Services Ortonville Area Health Services is soliciting bids for the purchase, delivery and installation of furniture, furnishings and equipment for the new Outpatient Services Center. F!NAN(;IAI HOMES [:OR SALE Sealed bids will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, 2003. The bids will be opened Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003 at the Administrator's office. Project plans and specifications are available upon request. If any company is interested in receiving specifications, please contact Donna Moberg, OAHS Administrative Assistant, 450 Eastvold Ave., Ortonville, MN 56278, phone 320-839-4126. B[MiD,II BLACKDUCK & CASSLAt'E Bidder will be notified in writing. (Jan. 14, 21, 2003) 15 ........................................... $ 500 17 ........................................... $ 500 18 ......................................... $1,000 19 ........................................... $ 500 20...: ....................................... $ 500 20 Lat A ................................. $ 500 28 ........................................... $ 500 30. .......................................... $ 500 The Board by consensus instructed the Auditor to send a letter of support for Lac qui Parle County Commissioner Harold Solem to represent Area 5 on the BWSR board. Motion by Krueger, seconded by Maas and carried to authorize payment of the following claims on December 20, 2002: COUNTY REVENUE Barr's Electric 182.80; Joseph Berning 235.72, Bud's Bait 390.00; Cashtown Service 411.45; Cellular 2000 240.26; Cenex 257.96; Fidelity Compresource 117.11; Computer Professionals 2,248.26; Sharon Finke 156.72; Frank Madden & Associates 448.67; Grant County 2,000.00; H & A Administrators 240.00; Hegge & Sons 400.00; Hormann Kennels 120.00: Jeanne Krueger 2,938.77; Lac qui Parle County Sheriff 1,595.00; Richard Lane 302.68: MACe 525.00; MN Dept of Admin 300.00; MN Dept of Ag 120.00; MN Secretary of State 278.40; Northern Star 112.00; Office Systems 250.17: Ortonville Independent 1,030.23: Ortonville Plumbing & Heating 205.36: Pamida 167.68; Pitney Bowes 316.31; Postmaster 370.00; Rausch Brothers Monument 340.81; Rinke-Noonan 200.00; State Auditor 1,755,50; Stein's 582.23; Douglas Tomschin 238.82: Toshiba 262.68; School District #62 147.63; Tri-State Water 116.00: U of MN 7,861.76; US Link 1.305.98: Vertical Solutions 1,338.38; Welkers 537.30. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Justin Bakeberg 130.00: Best Western 136.67; Computer Professionals 134.25; Brian Hamann 500.00; Clarence Johnson 200.00: Alvin Maas 400.00; Northern Star 136.98: Ortonville Independent 175.10; Daryl Propp 500.00; SWCD 5.362.96: US Link 107.81. HIGHWAY Ameripride Linen 120.45; Apple Computer 779.59; Big Stone Cellular 116.09; Big Stone Co-op 363.17; Bituminous Paving 199.42; Boyer Truck Parts 302.33; Butler Machinery 502.76; CADD En'gineering 156.52; Cellular 2000 260.07; Centurytel 197.87; Commissioner of Transportation 206.83; Computer Professionals 400.89; Country Partners Co-op 909.59; Crystal Clear Car Wash 125.00; Dakota Riggers & Tool 186.18; Grant County Implement 133.04; Henrich & Sons 250.00; Francis Kleindl 12,144.94; Larson Gravel Company 889.63; Lawson Products 209.78; Nelson Electric 112.50; Northern States Supply 104.55; Otter Tail 138.96; Oscar Schlueter 647.50; Sturdevants 152.07; Unzen Motors 310.03; US Link 226.34; WCEC 127.75; Willmar Hearing Aid Center 150.00; Ziegler 766.90. DITCH Chester Carl Jr. 230.00; Milbank Winwater Works 188.23. Number of claims not exceeding $100 - 63. Dollar amount of claims not exceeding $100 - $2,680.56. Chairperson Lane appointed Jeanne Krueger as the County's lay representative on the Countryside Public Health Board. Chairperson Lane declared the meeting adjourned at 1:45 PM. SPECIAL MEETING January 2, 2003 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Room at 4:00 PM on Thursday, January 2, 2003. Chairperson Lane called the meeting to order with Commissioners Krueger, Maas, Swigerd and Torgerson present. Also present were VSO/Emergency Management Director Doug Tomschin, HR Director Darlene Nichols-Born, County Attorney Bill Watson and County Auditor Michelle Knutson. Motion by Maas, seconded by Swigerd and carried to enter into closed session for preliminary consideration of allegations against an employee. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to reopen the Board meeting. Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Krueger and carried to direct the County Attorney to send a letter to Mr. Tomschin requiring him to attend an interview at the office of Frank Madden & Associates. Chairperson Lane' declared the meeting adjourned at 4:15 PM. Michelle R. Knutson, Auditor Richard Lane, Chairperson Prairie Five menu Reservations may bc made by calling the Senior Center. When requesting a meal call the Senior Center the day prior to eating at 839- 3555 before 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 Roast Turkey, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Corn, Pumpkin Crunch Dess., Raisin Bread ],esday, Jan. 22 Tuna Hotdish, Peas'N Carrots, Fruit, Whole Where Bread Thursday, Jan. 23 Pork Chop, Mushroom Sauce Boiled Potatoes, Lettuce/Banana Salad, Bread Pudding, Rye Bread Friday, Jan. 24 Buiht-A-Burger, Oven-Browned Potatoes, Pork-N-Beans, Jcllo#Fopping, Whole Wheat Bun Monday, Jan. 27 Mea|balls/GFavy, Mashed Potatoes, Wise. 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