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c notices ALE HEREBY GIVEN that OCCurred in the conditions of mortgage: MORTGAGE: April 25, RINCIPAL AMOUNT OF 767.00 R(S): Ted Van Hoorn nlkla Paula D. and Wife )lus Financial, RECORDING: 11, 1998, Big Stone Document #: 146316 OF MORTGAGE: assigned to: Credit Servicing and , LLC, Dated: May 6, 1998 DESCRIPTION OF 8 (Eight) of Place Addition Ortonville, Big Stone nesota. WHICH PROPERTY IS Stone 'UE AND CLAIMED TO OF DATE OF NOTICE, (ES, IF ANY, PAID BY 291.57 I pre-foreclosure been complied with; or proceeding has been or otherwise to recover by said mortgage, or T to the power of sale said mortgage, the above will be sold by the as follows: OF SALE: March 'A.M. SALE: Sheriff's Main louse, 20 SE Second MN e debt secured by said taxes, if any, on s.id and the costs and including attorneys fees ubject to redemption the date of said rtgagor(s), their personal or assigns. released from financial UNICATION IS FROM A ATTEMPTING TO A DEBT. ANY N OBTAINED WILL BE HAT PURPOSE. THE OF THE IDENTITY OF THE WITHIN THE DED BY LAW IS NOT Y THIS ACTION. THE BY LAW FOR BY THE MORTGAGOR, IAGOR'S PERSONAL OR ASSIGNS, JCED TO FIVE WEEKS ORDER IS ENTERED STATUTES, 2.032 DETERMINING ER TPIINGS, THAT THE D PREMISES ARE A RESIDENTIAL OF LESS THAN FIVE 4OT PROPERTY USED PRODUCTION, 2003 Asset Servicing and Securitization, LLC of Mortgagee nee of Mortgagee 55101 Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, 4, 2O03) FOR BIDS LEASE .KE NOTICE that Big accepting bids for the real Valley East Sec. 16-124-48, MN, EXCEPT Lot 16-124-48, of the W ALSO EXCEPT E 550' of N 709-1/2'. ihts-of-way. (3) years, with lease payments and October 15th of lease is subject to e requirements. Real the lease of the property of the Lessee. submitted to the Big Office, 20 - 2nd MN by March 13, March 4, 2003) 00TICE AND ELECTION IE TOWNSHIP MINNESOTA given to qualified ip, County of of Minnesota, that the ing and Election of be held Tuesday, L In case of inclement and election may uesday, March 18, register at the hours will be [open] 8:00 PM at which time year term rer ......... 2 year term voted on election. Canvass will meet at meeting will follow and meeting will ing location: Hwy. 38 15, 2003 Patrick Greuel, Clerk (Feb _ Big Stone Township .25, 2003) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE ISSUANCE BY THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA, OF ITS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT BONDS (CITY OF ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA, GENERAL OBLIGATION) IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $3,000,000, BACKED BY THE FULL FAITH AND CREDIT OF THE CITY OF ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA AND ON A PROPOSAL FOR A HOUSING FINANCE PROGRAM Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of the Economic Development Authority of the City of Ortonville, Minnesota (the "Authority"), will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on March 17, 2003, in the Senior Center, 200 Monroe Avenue, in the City of Ortonville, Minnesota (the "City"), regarding the proposed issuance by the Authority of its Housing Development Bonds (City of Ortonville, Minnesota, General Obligation) (the "Bonds") in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding $3,000,000, and that the Authority undertake a housing finance program to finance the Project hereinafter described, pursuant to Minnesota Statues, Chapter 462 C, including Section 469.0171. The Bonds will be backed b.y the full faith and credit of the City in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, Section 469.034, Subdivision 2. Proceeds of the Bonds will be used to fund the acquisition and construction of the following elderly residential rental housing facility (the "Project") to be owned and operated by the Authority. Thirty-four (34) units, of which approximately six units will be designed for persons living with memory loss, twelve units will be designed for independent living and sixteen units will be designed for assisted living, located directly south of Northridge Residence, bounded on the east by Roy Street upon the easternmost portion of the property, commonly referred to as. Northside Park in the City. As a condition precedent to issuance of the Bonds, the Authority will find that revenues pledged to the Bonds will equal or exceed 110% of the principal and interest due on the Bonds for each year. At said time and place, the Authority will give all parties to appear the opportunity to express their views with respect to the proposed issuance of the Bonds to finance the Project and on the housing finance program. Dated: February 20, 2003 BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA By Vicki Oakes, Secretary (Feb. 25, March 4, 2003) NOTICE ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION OTREY TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Otrey Township County of B g Sion;S't,te Of Minnesota, that the Annual Election of Town Officers and the Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 11,2003 at 4:00 p.m. at the Otrey Town Hall. In case of inclement weather, the meeting and election may be postponed until the third Tuesday in March. The Annual Meeting will be held to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law and to elect: One (1) Supervisor ....... 3 year term One (1) Treasurer ......... 2 year term One (1) Clerk ................ 1 year term Dated: February 20, 2003 Eugene Nelson, Town Clerk Town of Otrey (Feb. 25, March 4, 2003) NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS YELLOW BANK TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Yellow Bank Township, County of Lac qui Parle, State of Minnesota, that the Annual Town meeting and the Annual Election of Town Officers will be held Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at the Yellow Bank Town Hall. In case of inclement weather, the meeting and election may be postponed until Tuesday, March 18, 2003. The Annual Meeting will commence at 4:00 p.m. to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law, pertaining to the township. The election polls will be open from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at which time the voters will elect: One (1) Supervisor ....... 3 year term One (1) Treasurer ......... 2 year term No other issues will be voted on by ballot at said election. The board of Canvass will meet at 8:00 p.m. Dated: February 18, 2003 Mary Karels, Clerk Yellow Bank Township (Feb. 25, March 4, 2003) NOTICE ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION ARTICHOKE TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given to qualified voters of Artichoke Township, County of Big Stone, State of Minnesota, that the annual election of town officers and the annual town meeting will be held Tuesdayl March 11, 2003 at 3:30 p.m. at . the Artichoke Town Hall. Polls open after annual meeting until 8:00 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the meeting and election will be postponed until the third Tuesday in March. The annual meeting will be held to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law and to elect: One (1) Supervisor ....... 3 year term One (1) Treasurer ......... 2 year term Dated: February 24, 2003 Kay Stenstuen, Town Clerk Town of Artichoke (Feb. 25, March 4, 2003) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE ISSUANCE BY THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA, OF ITS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT BONDS (CITY OF ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA, GENERAL OBLIGATION) IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $3,000,000, BACKED BY THE FULL FAITH AND CREDIT OF THE CITY OF ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA AND ON A PROPOSAL FOR A HOUSING FINANCE PROGRAM. Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Ortonville, Minnesota (the "City") wilt hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on March 17, 2003, in the Senior Center, 200 Monroe Avenue, in the City, regarding the proposed issuance by the Economic Development Authority of the City of Ortonville, Minnesota (the "Authority"), of its Housing Development Bonds (City of Ortonville, Minnesota, General Obligation) (the "Bonds") in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding $3,000,000 and that the Authority undertake a housing finance program to finance the Project hereinafter described, pursuant to Minnesota Statues, Chapter 462C, including Section 469.0171. The Bonds will be backed by the full faith and credit of the City in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, Section 469.034, Subdivision 2. Proceeds of the Bonds will be used to fund the acquisition and construction of the following elderly residential rental housing facility (the "Project") to be owned and operated by the Authority: Thirty-four (34) units, of which approximately six units will be designed for persons living with memory loss, twelve units will be designed for independent living and sixteen units will be designed for assisted living, located directly south of Northridge Residence, bounded on the east by Roy Street upon the easternmost portion of the property, commonly referred to as Northside Park in the City. As a condition precedent to issuance of the Bonds, the Authority will find that revenues pledged to the Bonds will equal or exceed 110% of the principal and interest due on the Bonds for each year. At said time and place, the City will give all parties to appear the opportunity to express their views with respect to the proposed issuance of the Bonds to finance the Project and on the housing finance program. Dated: February 20, 2003. BY ORDER OF THE CITY cOUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA By Charleen Grossman, City Clerk-Administrator (Feb. 25, March 4, 2003) NOTICE ANNUAL MEETING, ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND BOARD OF CANVASS MEETING AKRON TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Akron Township, County of Big Stone, State of Minnesota, that the Annual Election of Town Officers and the Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2003. In case of inclement weather, the 'tlleting andeldoti0n vllrbb't{Sii until Tuesday, March i8, 2003. The Annual Meeting will begin at 3:30 p.m. to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law. The election poll hours will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at which time the voters will elect: One (1) Supervisor ....... 3 year term One (1) Treasurer ......... 2 year term The Board of Canvass will meet on March 11, 2003 at 8:05 p.m. to certify the official election results. The Annual Election and Meeting and the Board of Canvass Meeting will be held at the following location: Akron Town Hall Correll, Minnesota Dated: February 24, 2003 Warren Wiese, Clerk Akron Township (Feb. 25, March 4, 2003) NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS AKRON TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the Akron Township Board at the office of the Township Clerk, Warren Wiese, 41602 - 640th Avenue, Ortonville, MN 56278 until 5:00 PM on the 31st day of March 2003 for blading of Township roads and snow removal from Township roads. Warren Wiese, Clerk Akron Township (Feb. 25, March 4, 2003) PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIG STONE COUNTY BOARD February 4, 2003 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Room at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, February 4, 2003. Chairman Maas called the meeting to order with Commissioners Athey, Lane, Swigerd and Torgerson present. Also present were Ken and Karl Henneberg, HR Director Darlene Nichols.Born, County Attorney Bill Watson and County Auditor Michelle Knutson. The Pledge of Allegiance followed. Motion by Lane, seconded by Torgerson and carried to approve the minutes of the January 21 st regular meeting and the January 31 st special meeting. Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Athey and carried to approve the agenda with noted additions. Committee reports were presented, Ardith Eckardt from the Ortonvilte Independent arrived during the reports. Attorney Watson informed the Board that the Lismore Hutterian Brethern had withdrawn their conditional use application. An application for a new site has not been received as of this time. Attorney Watson reported that counties cannot assess for snow PRINTING Is Our Business THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT removal on private property per MS 160.21. Discussion was held on the zoning process. Watson left the meeting. Motion by Athey, seconded by Lane and carried to authorize payment of the following claims on February 7, 2003: COUNTY REVENUE Wade Athey 173.44; Chippewa County Sheriff 595.00; Cole Papers 105.44; Cook's Office Products 103.07; Division of Emergency Mgmt 150.00; Double Tree Park Place 554.03; Farmers Co-op Elevator 103.01; Fidtar DoubleDay 15,000.00; Great North American 249.95; H & H Car Care 245.61; Darlene Nichols-Born 123.82; Northside Medical Center 419.00; Ortonvitte Area Health Services 204.58; Ray O'Herron 186.38; Sheraton Four Points 301.71; SMAHC 500.00; Southwest MN Foundation 1,750.00; Stein's 105.88; Robert Taffe 103.11; Traverse County 17,485.92; Waste Management 148.22; Yellow Medicine County Jail 1,815.00. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES U of MN Farm Alarm 375.00; Upper MN Valley RDC 138.00; Waste Managemeht 10,833.34. HIGHWAY Berger's Welding 110.00; Cashtown Service 375.63; Cook's Office Products 160.86; Dakota Riggers & Tool 139.66; Farm & Home Publishers 148.00; Farmers Co-op Elevator 285.66; Government Training Service 448.00; Laker Chemical 513.33; Midwest Truck & Parts 374.45; Sturdevants 250.86; Ziegler 280.14. DITCH J & B Excavating 2,300.00. Number of claims not exceeding $100- 40. Dollar amount of claims not exceeding $100. $1,813.84. Sheriff Joe Berning provided an update on the Sentence to Serve (STS) program. Motion by Athey, seconded by Torgerson and carried to execute the agreement with the State of Minnesota for a 2.year contract. Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Lane and carried to authorize the Sheriff to purchase an additional squad car, which was inadvertently omitted in the current 2003 budget. The car is needed due to the hiring of an additional deputy under the COPS grant. Upon the recommendation of Environmental Officer Darren Wilke, motion by Torgerson and seconded by Lane to approve the final plat for the Gens Addition. Following discussion, motion carried, Environmental Officer Wilke reported that the GIS contracts are not ready to be signed. Wilke also reported that the Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing to consider an application to amend the Big Stone County Animal Feedlot Ordinance. Randy Nelson of Prairie Country RC&D presented an overview of 2002 activities. Following a short break, County Engineer Nick Anderson reported that he had received 16 bids for the 1985 Honda ATV. Motion by Athey, seconded by Swigerd and carried to accept the high bid of $852 from Wayne Sigler. Anderson also reported that the County would be receiving a 5.8% decrease in the State Aid allocation for the 2003 fiscal year and that the State has forgiven the $900,000 loan from State Aid during the 1997 disaster for work done on the Federal highway system that was never reimbursed. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to authorize the cost to digitize the aer.ial p, hoLos, of the 'County. Discussion was held on various drainage issues. Commissioners Lane and Torgerson wilt attend the Transportation Alliance Drive In to St. Paul with Engineer Anderson on February 27, 2003. Hennebergs left the meeting. Emergency Management Director (EMD) Doug Tomschin informed the Board that he is submitting a Master Application for State and Federal Domestic Preparedness Equipment and Training Grants in the amount of $37,428.94. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Athey and carried to authorize EMD Tomschin to attend the Emergency Management Conference March 4-6, 2003. Discussion was held on S.F. 214 that has been introduced in the Senate regarding the wage freeze of public employees. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to authorize the following transfers for January: Rev to Hwy $ 3,844.03 JD#4 to Hwy $ 49.82 Hwy to Rev $68,450.00 Fam Serv to Rev $ 8,289.00 Environ to Rev $ 743.00 By consensus, the Board established a Juvenile Corrections Committee for the County which will be made up of the following: 2 Commissioners, Judge, Probation Officer, County Attorney, Sheriff, and Family Services Director. Chairman Maas appointed Commissioners Lane and Athey as representatives. As requested by the RDC, the Board voted by consensus for 2 "at large" Western MN Prairie Waters Board members. As the County's representative for regional tourism, Commissioner Torgerson will submit County events for the 2003 Regional Tourism Calendar. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to write a letter of support for the Historical Museum to be included with their grant application to the Southwest Minnesota Foundation. Court Administrator Diana Shelstad was present to request additional office space to house the new server for their office. Following discussion on possible locations, motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to authorize the conference room serve as the additional office space and to secure the room from public use. Following lunch, the remainder of the meeting was spent discussing space needs and uses for the new county office building. Commissioners Athey, Maas, Lane, and Swigerd and Department Heads Dan Hanratty, Darlene Nichols-Born, John Cunningham and Michelle Knutson were present for the discussion. Chairman Maas declared the meeting adjourned at 2:47 PM. Michelle R. Knutson, Auditor Alvin Maas, Chairman Save this paper for recycling PROCEEDINGS OF THE 0RTONVILLE SCHOOL BOARD Wednesday, January 22, 2003 The Ortonvilte Board of Education met in regular session on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 3:30PM in the Library/Media Center. Members Present: James Nelson, Marlowe Klepel, Ron Thompson, Brent Zahrbock, Jay Ross and Kathi Thymian Also Present: Jeff Taylor, Sarah Miller, Julie Schneider, Joel Stattelman, Trevor Keller, Lynn Keller, Laurie Maas, Kelly Gustafson, Janice Eifealdt, Cliff Carmody; Gene Weeding, and Arnold Souba The meeting was called to order by Chair - James Nelson. The first order of business was the acceptance of office and the oath of office for James Nelson, Jay Ross and Ronald Thompson. They all begin a new four-year term as school board members. The second order of business was the reorganization of the board. M/Thymian, S/Marlowe and unanimously carried to keep the following offices the same as last year: 03-01 : Chairperson ..James Nelson 03-02: Vice Chairperson. M a r I o w e - : Clerk ........... Brent Zahrbock 03-04: Treasurer Ronald Thompson M/Ross, S/Thompson and unanimously carried to approve the following appointments, and meeting dates: 03-05: MN State High School League Board RepresentativeBrent Zahrbock 03-06: Education District Governing Board Representative ......... Jay Ross 03-07: Ortonville/Bellingham Mini- Board Representatives James Nelson,, Marlowe Klepel, Ronald Thompson 03-08: Bonanza Board Representative Jay Ross 03-09: Community Education Advisory Representative ............ Kathi Thymian 03-10: Early Childhood (IEIC) Representative .......... Brent Zahrbock 03-11: Staff Development Committee Members Marlowe Klepel, Kathi Thymian 03-12: Graduation Standards/SAR Committee Member James Nelson, Marlowe Klepel, Jay Ross 03-13: Technology Committee Member ............................... Jay Ross 03-14: Discipline Committee Members Brant Zahrbock, James Nelson 03-15: Attendance Review Board Member ....................... Kathi Thymian 03-1 6: Negotiations Committee Members: Kathi Thymian, Ronald Thompson, Marlowe Klepel 03-17: Meeting Date/Time/Place: Regular meetings will be held on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Library/Media Center. 03-18: M/Thymian, S/Zahrbock and unanimously carried to approve the agenda with the following addlt'tons: 03-27: After School Coordinator- Open Gym Supervisor 03-19: M/Zahrbock, S/Klepel and unanimously carried to approve the following consent items: 03-19.1 Approve the December 16, 2002 meeting minutes as presented. 03-19.2 Approve the payment of the January bills in the amount of $482,069.90. 03-19.3 Approve cash balance sheets and investments. 01.€ Approve the Open Enrollmer˘, request of Iver and Trish Kellen. 03-19.5 Approve the contract of Lynn Keller as Head Girls'/Boys' Track Coach. 03-19.6 Approve the contract of Trevor Keller as Assistant Girls'/Boys' Track Coach. 03-19.7 Approve the contract of Myron Mueller as Head Softball Coach. 03-19.8 Renew transportation contract with Main Street Industries. 03-19.9 Approve maternity leave request for Heather Eastman. 03-19.10 Approve lane change for Ryan Danielson. Discussion Items 03-20 Intemet-Based Courses Offered Through SWANC Services Cooperative: Cliff Carmody, SW/WC Service Cooperative, presented information to the school board about the e-learning program they offer. He said e-learning would be a way for the school to increase course offerings with minimal start-up costs. 03-21 Review Bus Inventory, Bus Repairs and Discuss Purchase of Buses for 2003-04. Gene Weeding, Transportation Supervisor, updated the school board on the condition of the existing bus fleet. He recommended replacing two buses. Marlowe Klepel recommended purchasing used buses. Mr. Weeding was directed to contact bus dealers, and let them know we are looking for good used buses. Since they are hard to find, he was directed to immediately contact Superintendent Taylor if one is found, so he can present it to the board for approval. 03-22 Review 2002-03 Enrollment: Mr. Taylor informed the school board that student enrollment has dropped by nine (9) students since September from 621 students to 612 students in January. 03-23 Stage Lighting: Earlier in the year, the Music Boosters donated money to purchase stage lighting. The school board discussed whether this should have been a building improvement, Mr. Taylor will get more details from Mr. Donais. Action Items: 03-24 Pole Vault Equipment: M/Ross, S/Klepel and unanimously carried to purchase the Olympic sized pole vault pit, with a 20 year free upgrade warranty, in the amount of $12,380. New safety regulations require the pit upgrade. 03-25 Resolution Directing the Superintendent to Make Recommendations for Adjustments in Curriculum, Programs and Staff for the 2003-04 School Year: M/Thompson, S/Klepel directing the Superintendent to make recommendations for adjustments in curriculum, programs and staff for the 2003-04 school year. This motion was amended by Ross, S/Zahrbock. The motion to amend passed with one opposing vote by Klepel. The amendment added the following tO the resolution: Also direct the Superintendent to examine the ADM report when making recommendations to avert fund balance reductions caused from declining enrollment. The amended resolution passed unanimously. 03-26 Request from Big Stone School: M/Zahrbock, S/Thompson and unanimously carried to send Big Stone School $2,000 to help in their legislative lobbying efforts. 03-27 After School Coordinator • sO)oRen Gym Supervisor: M/Klepel, oss and unanimously approved hiring an after school coordinator and open gym supervisor. Community Education will begin offering open gym on January 26. It will continue on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00-4:00 PM when the gym is available. After school open media center will begin January 28, and will continue on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:306:00 PM. Information Items: Correspondence Review: Mr. Taylor presented Brant Zahrbock with his certificates of completion for Phase 1, 11 and 111 School Board Training. Board Report: All of the board members that were able to attend the MSBA Leadership Conference said it was a very interesting convention. Some of the breakout sessions the members were able to attend included: Diversity In Our Schools, Bullying In Our Schools, and Budget Documents. Superintendent's Report: 1,322 sprinkler heads were replaced during Christmas vacation. These replacements were due to a recall, and were- replaced at no cost to the school. Due to the "No Child Left Behind" Legislation requirements, the school is looking at implementing a Reading Mastery program through the Title I program. This legislation also requires additional training for paraprofessionals. Mr. Taylor has been discussingpossible training solutions with the SW/WC Services Coop. Confirm Meeting Dates: February 19, 2003 - Wednesday - 3:30 PM - Regular Board Meeting - Library/Media Center. Adjoum: 7:25 PM Brant E. Zahrbock, Clerk James A. Nelson, Chairperson PUBLIC NOTICE CLOSE PROXIMITY OWNERS AND LOCAL OFFICIALS BIG STONE COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT Notice is hereby given that the Big Stone County Board of Adjustment will hold a public heedng on March 10, 2003 to act on the following variance application: Time: 8:45 a.m. Applicant: Brent J. Nelson Property Owners: Brent J. Nelson and Lori A. Nelson Legal Description: Sublet A of Lots 1 and 2, Ridgeview Acres, Section 32, Township 122, Range 46 Location of Hearing: Approximately 1 mile north on County Road 63, then west on Ridgeview Road The vadanoa request is from Sections 6.3.1. of the Big Stone County Land and Related Resource Management Ordinance, 1998 and proposes to plant a shelter belt approximately 75' from the center of Ridgeview Road. Section 6.3.1. of the Big Stone County Land and Related Resource Management Ordinance, 1998 specifies that no structure or tree planting shall be located less than 150 feet from the center line or 45 feet from the right-of- way line, whichever is greater, of the roads they abut. All persons interested may appear and be heard at said time and place, or submit views in writing or by representative. If you know of any interested property owner who, for any reason, has not received a copy of this no4t, pleasenform hklVher-Ofthe time and place of the hearing. Dated: February 21,2003 Ronda Maas, Deputy Environmental Officer 20 SE 2nd St. OrtonvUle, MN 56278 (Feb. 25, 2003) NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND BOARD OF CANVASS MEETING Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Ortonville Township, County of Big Stone, State of Minnesota, that the Annual Election of Town Officers and Annual Township Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2003. In case of inclement weather, the meeting and election may be postponed until the third Tuesday in March. The Election Poll hours will be from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at which time the voters will elect: One Supervisor ............ 3 year term The Annual Meeting will commence at 4:00 PM to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law. The Annual Election and Meeting will be held at the Big Stone County Museum. The Board of Canvass will meet on March 11, 2003 at 8:05 PM to certify the official election results. Dated: Feb. 21,2003 Harold R. Dimberg I11, Ortonville Township Clerk (Feb. 25, March 4, 2003) Senior citizens club news On Feb. 19 the Senior Citizen Club met at the Senior Center. President Komis opened the meeting with all reciting the pledge to the flag. No birthdays in Feb. Cheer report was cards sent to Earl Komis, Inez Larson and Emma Swezey. Secretary's report approved as read. Treasurers report approved as read, checking account 35,241.22, savings account $426.87: Old business: Discussion about organ donations. Eiayne will continue to search for a speaker. City council was asked to consider changing place for the senior center. New business: Report on RDC meeting on aging. John made a motion to have pot luck on March 9. Seconded by Lorraine, motion carried. Elayne will contact Pat Kunz for music atour March meeting. Bill for $7 for cards, postage and prizes was okayed. Prizes were awarded for most original valentines. Leora made motion to adjourn, seconded by Pat, motion carried. Lolly Walker served lunch. Donna Leiferman played the piano for a sing-a-long of love songs for Valentine's Day. Pauline will serve the March meeting. Feb. 25, 2003  INDEPENDENT Page 7b c notices ALE HEREBY GIVEN that OCCurred in the conditions of mortgage: MORTGAGE: April 25, RINCIPAL AMOUNT OF 767.00 R(S): Ted Van Hoorn nlkla Paula D. and Wife )lus Financial, RECORDING: 11, 1998, Big Stone Document #: 146316 OF MORTGAGE: assigned to: Credit Servicing and , LLC, Dated: May 6, 1998 DESCRIPTION OF 8 (Eight) of Place Addition Ortonville, Big Stone nesota. WHICH PROPERTY IS Stone 'UE AND CLAIMED TO OF DATE OF NOTICE, (ES, IF ANY, PAID BY 291.57 I pre-foreclosure been complied with; or proceeding has been or otherwise to recover by said mortgage, or T to the power of sale said mortgage, the above will be sold by the as follows: OF SALE: March 'A.M. SALE: Sheriff's Main louse, 20 SE Second MN e debt secured by said taxes, if any, on s.id and the costs and including attorneys fees ubject to redemption the date of said rtgagor(s), their personal or assigns. released from financial UNICATION IS FROM A ATTEMPTING TO A DEBT. ANY N OBTAINED WILL BE HAT PURPOSE. THE OF THE IDENTITY OF THE WITHIN THE DED BY LAW IS NOT Y THIS ACTION. THE BY LAW FOR BY THE MORTGAGOR, IAGOR'S PERSONAL OR ASSIGNS, JCED TO FIVE WEEKS ORDER IS ENTERED STATUTES, 2.032 DETERMINING ER TPIINGS, THAT THE D PREMISES ARE A RESIDENTIAL OF LESS THAN FIVE 4OT PROPERTY USED PRODUCTION, 2003 Asset Servicing and Securitization, LLC of Mortgagee nee of Mortgagee 55101 Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, 4, 2O03) FOR BIDS LEASE .KE NOTICE that Big accepting bids for the real Valley East Sec. 16-124-48, MN, EXCEPT Lot 16-124-48, of the W ALSO EXCEPT E 550' of N 709-1/2'. ihts-of-way. (3) years, with lease payments and October 15th of lease is subject to e requirements. Real the lease of the property of the Lessee. submitted to the Big Office, 20 - 2nd MN by March 13, March 4, 2003) 00TICE AND ELECTION IE TOWNSHIP MINNESOTA given to qualified ip, County of of Minnesota, that the ing and Election of be held Tuesday, L In case of inclement and election may uesday, March 18, register at the hours will be [open] 8:00 PM at which time year term rer ......... 2 year term voted on election. Canvass will meet at meeting will follow and meeting will ing location: Hwy. 38 15, 2003 Patrick Greuel, Clerk (Feb _ Big Stone Township .25, 2003) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE ISSUANCE BY THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA, OF ITS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT BONDS (CITY OF ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA, GENERAL OBLIGATION) IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $3,000,000, BACKED BY THE FULL FAITH AND CREDIT OF THE CITY OF ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA AND ON A PROPOSAL FOR A HOUSING FINANCE PROGRAM Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of the Economic Development Authority of the City of Ortonville, Minnesota (the "Authority"), will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on March 17, 2003, in the Senior Center, 200 Monroe Avenue, in the City of Ortonville, Minnesota (the "City"), regarding the proposed issuance by the Authority of its Housing Development Bonds (City of Ortonville, Minnesota, General Obligation) (the "Bonds") in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding $3,000,000, and that the Authority undertake a housing finance program to finance the Project hereinafter described, pursuant to Minnesota Statues, Chapter 462 C, including Section 469.0171. The Bonds will be backed b.y the full faith and credit of the City in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, Section 469.034, Subdivision 2. Proceeds of the Bonds will be used to fund the acquisition and construction of the following elderly residential rental housing facility (the "Project") to be owned and operated by the Authority. Thirty-four (34) units, of which approximately six units will be designed for persons living with memory loss, twelve units will be designed for independent living and sixteen units will be designed for assisted living, located directly south of Northridge Residence, bounded on the east by Roy Street upon the easternmost portion of the property, commonly referred to as. Northside Park in the City. As a condition precedent to issuance of the Bonds, the Authority will find that revenues pledged to the Bonds will equal or exceed 110% of the principal and interest due on the Bonds for each year. At said time and place, the Authority will give all parties to appear the opportunity to express their views with respect to the proposed issuance of the Bonds to finance the Project and on the housing finance program. Dated: February 20, 2003 BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA By Vicki Oakes, Secretary (Feb. 25, March 4, 2003) NOTICE ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION OTREY TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Otrey Township County of B g Sion;S't,te Of Minnesota, that the Annual Election of Town Officers and the Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 11,2003 at 4:00 p.m. at the Otrey Town Hall. In case of inclement weather, the meeting and election may be postponed until the third Tuesday in March. The Annual Meeting will be held to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law and to elect: One (1) Supervisor ....... 3 year term One (1) Treasurer ......... 2 year term One (1) Clerk ................ 1 year term Dated: February 20, 2003 Eugene Nelson, Town Clerk Town of Otrey (Feb. 25, March 4, 2003) NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS YELLOW BANK TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Yellow Bank Township, County of Lac qui Parle, State of Minnesota, that the Annual Town meeting and the Annual Election of Town Officers will be held Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at the Yellow Bank Town Hall. In case of inclement weather, the meeting and election may be postponed until Tuesday, March 18, 2003. The Annual Meeting will commence at 4:00 p.m. to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law, pertaining to the township. The election polls will be open from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at which time the voters will elect: One (1) Supervisor ....... 3 year term One (1) Treasurer ......... 2 year term No other issues will be voted on by ballot at said election. The board of Canvass will meet at 8:00 p.m. Dated: February 18, 2003 Mary Karels, Clerk Yellow Bank Township (Feb. 25, March 4, 2003) NOTICE ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION ARTICHOKE TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given to qualified voters of Artichoke Township, County of Big Stone, State of Minnesota, that the annual election of town officers and the annual town meeting will be held Tuesdayl March 11, 2003 at 3:30 p.m. at . the Artichoke Town Hall. Polls open after annual meeting until 8:00 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the meeting and election will be postponed until the third Tuesday in March. The annual meeting will be held to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law and to elect: One (1) Supervisor ....... 3 year term One (1) Treasurer ......... 2 year term Dated: February 24, 2003 Kay Stenstuen, Town Clerk Town of Artichoke (Feb. 25, March 4, 2003) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE ISSUANCE BY THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA, OF ITS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT BONDS (CITY OF ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA, GENERAL OBLIGATION) IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $3,000,000, BACKED BY THE FULL FAITH AND CREDIT OF THE CITY OF ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA AND ON A PROPOSAL FOR A HOUSING FINANCE PROGRAM. Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Ortonville, Minnesota (the "City") wilt hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on March 17, 2003, in the Senior Center, 200 Monroe Avenue, in the City, regarding the proposed issuance by the Economic Development Authority of the City of Ortonville, Minnesota (the "Authority"), of its Housing Development Bonds (City of Ortonville, Minnesota, General Obligation) (the "Bonds") in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding $3,000,000 and that the Authority undertake a housing finance program to finance the Project hereinafter described, pursuant to Minnesota Statues, Chapter 462C, including Section 469.0171. The Bonds will be backed by the full faith and credit of the City in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, Section 469.034, Subdivision 2. Proceeds of the Bonds will be used to fund the acquisition and construction of the following elderly residential rental housing facility (the "Project") to be owned and operated by the Authority: Thirty-four (34) units, of which approximately six units will be designed for persons living with memory loss, twelve units will be designed for independent living and sixteen units will be designed for assisted living, located directly south of Northridge Residence, bounded on the east by Roy Street upon the easternmost portion of the property, commonly referred to as Northside Park in the City. As a condition precedent to issuance of the Bonds, the Authority will find that revenues pledged to the Bonds will equal or exceed 110% of the principal and interest due on the Bonds for each year. At said time and place, the City will give all parties to appear the opportunity to express their views with respect to the proposed issuance of the Bonds to finance the Project and on the housing finance program. Dated: February 20, 2003. BY ORDER OF THE CITY cOUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA By Charleen Grossman, City Clerk-Administrator (Feb. 25, March 4, 2003) NOTICE ANNUAL MEETING, ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND BOARD OF CANVASS MEETING AKRON TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Akron Township, County of Big Stone, State of Minnesota, that the Annual Election of Town Officers and the Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2003. In case of inclement weather, the 'tlleting andeldoti0n vllrbb't{Sii until Tuesday, March i8, 2003. The Annual Meeting will begin at 3:30 p.m. to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law. The election poll hours will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at which time the voters will elect: One (1) Supervisor ....... 3 year term One (1) Treasurer ......... 2 year term The Board of Canvass will meet on March 11, 2003 at 8:05 p.m. to certify the official election results. The Annual Election and Meeting and the Board of Canvass Meeting will be held at the following location: Akron Town Hall Correll, Minnesota Dated: February 24, 2003 Warren Wiese, Clerk Akron Township (Feb. 25, March 4, 2003) NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS AKRON TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the Akron Township Board at the office of the Township Clerk, Warren Wiese, 41602 - 640th Avenue, Ortonville, MN 56278 until 5:00 PM on the 31st day of March 2003 for blading of Township roads and snow removal from Township roads. Warren Wiese, Clerk Akron Township (Feb. 25, March 4, 2003) PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIG STONE COUNTY BOARD February 4, 2003 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Room at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, February 4, 2003. Chairman Maas called the meeting to order with Commissioners Athey, Lane, Swigerd and Torgerson present. Also present were Ken and Karl Henneberg, HR Director Darlene Nichols.Born, County Attorney Bill Watson and County Auditor Michelle Knutson. The Pledge of Allegiance followed. Motion by Lane, seconded by Torgerson and carried to approve the minutes of the January 21 st regular meeting and the January 31 st special meeting. Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Athey and carried to approve the agenda with noted additions. Committee reports were presented, Ardith Eckardt from the Ortonvilte Independent arrived during the reports. Attorney Watson informed the Board that the Lismore Hutterian Brethern had withdrawn their conditional use application. An application for a new site has not been received as of this time. Attorney Watson reported that counties cannot assess for snow PRINTING Is Our Business THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT removal on private property per MS 160.21. Discussion was held on the zoning process. Watson left the meeting. Motion by Athey, seconded by Lane and carried to authorize payment of the following claims on February 7, 2003: COUNTY REVENUE Wade Athey 173.44; Chippewa County Sheriff 595.00; Cole Papers 105.44; Cook's Office Products 103.07; Division of Emergency Mgmt 150.00; Double Tree Park Place 554.03; Farmers Co-op Elevator 103.01; Fidtar DoubleDay 15,000.00; Great North American 249.95; H & H Car Care 245.61; Darlene Nichols-Born 123.82; Northside Medical Center 419.00; Ortonvitte Area Health Services 204.58; Ray O'Herron 186.38; Sheraton Four Points 301.71; SMAHC 500.00; Southwest MN Foundation 1,750.00; Stein's 105.88; Robert Taffe 103.11; Traverse County 17,485.92; Waste Management 148.22; Yellow Medicine County Jail 1,815.00. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES U of MN Farm Alarm 375.00; Upper MN Valley RDC 138.00; Waste Managemeht 10,833.34. HIGHWAY Berger's Welding 110.00; Cashtown Service 375.63; Cook's Office Products 160.86; Dakota Riggers & Tool 139.66; Farm & Home Publishers 148.00; Farmers Co-op Elevator 285.66; Government Training Service 448.00; Laker Chemical 513.33; Midwest Truck & Parts 374.45; Sturdevants 250.86; Ziegler 280.14. DITCH J & B Excavating 2,300.00. Number of claims not exceeding $100- 40. Dollar amount of claims not exceeding $100. $1,813.84. Sheriff Joe Berning provided an update on the Sentence to Serve (STS) program. Motion by Athey, seconded by Torgerson and carried to execute the agreement with the State of Minnesota for a 2.year contract. Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Lane and carried to authorize the Sheriff to purchase an additional squad car, which was inadvertently omitted in the current 2003 budget. The car is needed due to the hiring of an additional deputy under the COPS grant. Upon the recommendation of Environmental Officer Darren Wilke, motion by Torgerson and seconded by Lane to approve the final plat for the Gens Addition. Following discussion, motion carried, Environmental Officer Wilke reported that the GIS contracts are not ready to be signed. Wilke also reported that the Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing to consider an application to amend the Big Stone County Animal Feedlot Ordinance. Randy Nelson of Prairie Country RC&D presented an overview of 2002 activities. Following a short break, County Engineer Nick Anderson reported that he had received 16 bids for the 1985 Honda ATV. Motion by Athey, seconded by Swigerd and carried to accept the high bid of $852 from Wayne Sigler. Anderson also reported that the County would be receiving a 5.8% decrease in the State Aid allocation for the 2003 fiscal year and that the State has forgiven the $900,000 loan from State Aid during the 1997 disaster for work done on the Federal highway system that was never reimbursed. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to authorize the cost to digitize the aer.ial p, hoLos, of the 'County. Discussion was held on various drainage issues. Commissioners Lane and Torgerson wilt attend the Transportation Alliance Drive In to St. Paul with Engineer Anderson on February 27, 2003. Hennebergs left the meeting. Emergency Management Director (EMD) Doug Tomschin informed the Board that he is submitting a Master Application for State and Federal Domestic Preparedness Equipment and Training Grants in the amount of $37,428.94. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Athey and carried to authorize EMD Tomschin to attend the Emergency Management Conference March 4-6, 2003. Discussion was held on S.F. 214 that has been introduced in the Senate regarding the wage freeze of public employees. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to authorize the following transfers for January: Rev to Hwy $ 3,844.03 JD#4 to Hwy $ 49.82 Hwy to Rev $68,450.00 Fam Serv to Rev $ 8,289.00 Environ to Rev $ 743.00 By consensus, the Board established a Juvenile Corrections Committee for the County which will be made up of the following: 2 Commissioners, Judge, Probation Officer, County Attorney, Sheriff, and Family Services Director. Chairman Maas appointed Commissioners Lane and Athey as representatives. As requested by the RDC, the Board voted by consensus for 2 "at large" Western MN Prairie Waters Board members. As the County's representative for regional tourism, Commissioner Torgerson will submit County events for the 2003 Regional Tourism Calendar. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to write a letter of support for the Historical Museum to be included with their grant application to the Southwest Minnesota Foundation. Court Administrator Diana Shelstad was present to request additional office space to house the new server for their office. Following discussion on possible locations, motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to authorize the conference room serve as the additional office space and to secure the room from public use. Following lunch, the remainder of the meeting was spent discussing space needs and uses for the new county office building. Commissioners Athey, Maas, Lane, and Swigerd and Department Heads Dan Hanratty, Darlene Nichols-Born, John Cunningham and Michelle Knutson were present for the discussion. Chairman Maas declared the meeting adjourned at 2:47 PM. Michelle R. Knutson, Auditor Alvin Maas, Chairman Save this paper for recycling PROCEEDINGS OF THE 0RTONVILLE SCHOOL BOARD Wednesday, January 22, 2003 The Ortonvilte Board of Education met in regular session on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 3:30PM in the Library/Media Center. Members Present: James Nelson, Marlowe Klepel, Ron Thompson, Brent Zahrbock, Jay Ross and Kathi Thymian Also Present: Jeff Taylor, Sarah Miller, Julie Schneider, Joel Stattelman, Trevor Keller, Lynn Keller, Laurie Maas, Kelly Gustafson, Janice Eifealdt, Cliff Carmody; Gene Weeding, and Arnold Souba The meeting was called to order by Chair - James Nelson. The first order of business was the acceptance of office and the oath of office for James Nelson, Jay Ross and Ronald Thompson. They all begin a new four-year term as school board members. The second order of business was the reorganization of the board. M/Thymian, S/Marlowe and unanimously carried to keep the following offices the same as last year: 03-01 : Chairperson ..James Nelson 03-02: Vice Chairperson. M a r I o w e - : Clerk ........... Brent Zahrbock 03-04: Treasurer Ronald Thompson M/Ross, S/Thompson and unanimously carried to approve the following appointments, and meeting dates: 03-05: MN State High School League Board RepresentativeBrent Zahrbock 03-06: Education District Governing Board Representative ......... Jay Ross 03-07: Ortonville/Bellingham Mini- Board Representatives James Nelson,, Marlowe Klepel, Ronald Thompson 03-08: Bonanza Board Representative Jay Ross 03-09: Community Education Advisory Representative ............ Kathi Thymian 03-10: Early Childhood (IEIC) Representative .......... Brent Zahrbock 03-11: Staff Development Committee Members Marlowe Klepel, Kathi Thymian 03-12: Graduation Standards/SAR Committee Member James Nelson, Marlowe Klepel, Jay Ross 03-13: Technology Committee Member ............................... Jay Ross 03-14: Discipline Committee Members Brant Zahrbock, James Nelson 03-15: Attendance Review Board Member ....................... Kathi Thymian 03-1 6: Negotiations Committee Members: Kathi Thymian, Ronald Thompson, Marlowe Klepel 03-17: Meeting Date/Time/Place: Regular meetings will be held on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Library/Media Center. 03-18: M/Thymian, S/Zahrbock and unanimously carried to approve the agenda with the following addlt'tons: 03-27: After School Coordinator- Open Gym Supervisor 03-19: M/Zahrbock, S/Klepel and unanimously carried to approve the following consent items: 03-19.1 Approve the December 16, 2002 meeting minutes as presented. 03-19.2 Approve the payment of the January bills in the amount of $482,069.90. 03-19.3 Approve cash balance sheets and investments. 01.€ Approve the Open Enrollmer˘, request of Iver and Trish Kellen. 03-19.5 Approve the contract of Lynn Keller as Head Girls'/Boys' Track Coach. 03-19.6 Approve the contract of Trevor Keller as Assistant Girls'/Boys' Track Coach. 03-19.7 Approve the contract of Myron Mueller as Head Softball Coach. 03-19.8 Renew transportation contract with Main Street Industries. 03-19.9 Approve maternity leave request for Heather Eastman. 03-19.10 Approve lane change for Ryan Danielson. Discussion Items 03-20 Intemet-Based Courses Offered Through SWANC Services Cooperative: Cliff Carmody, SW/WC Service Cooperative, presented information to the school board about the e-learning program they offer. He said e-learning would be a way for the school to increase course offerings with minimal start-up costs. 03-21 Review Bus Inventory, Bus Repairs and Discuss Purchase of Buses for 2003-04. Gene Weeding, Transportation Supervisor, updated the school board on the condition of the existing bus fleet. He recommended replacing two buses. Marlowe Klepel recommended purchasing used buses. Mr. Weeding was directed to contact bus dealers, and let them know we are looking for good used buses. Since they are hard to find, he was directed to immediately contact Superintendent Taylor if one is found, so he can present it to the board for approval. 03-22 Review 2002-03 Enrollment: Mr. Taylor informed the school board that student enrollment has dropped by nine (9) students since September from 621 students to 612 students in January. 03-23 Stage Lighting: Earlier in the year, the Music Boosters donated money to purchase stage lighting. The school board discussed whether this should have been a building improvement, Mr. Taylor will get more details from Mr. Donais. Action Items: 03-24 Pole Vault Equipment: M/Ross, S/Klepel and unanimously carried to purchase the Olympic sized pole vault pit, with a 20 year free upgrade warranty, in the amount of $12,380. New safety regulations require the pit upgrade. 03-25 Resolution Directing the Superintendent to Make Recommendations for Adjustments in Curriculum, Programs and Staff for the 2003-04 School Year: M/Thompson, S/Klepel directing the Superintendent to make recommendations for adjustments in curriculum, programs and staff for the 2003-04 school year. This motion was amended by Ross, S/Zahrbock. The motion to amend passed with one opposing vote by Klepel. The amendment added the following tO the resolution: Also direct the Superintendent to examine the ADM report when making recommendations to avert fund balance reductions caused from declining enrollment. The amended resolution passed unanimously. 03-26 Request from Big Stone School: M/Zahrbock, S/Thompson and unanimously carried to send Big Stone School $2,000 to help in their legislative lobbying efforts. 03-27 After School Coordinator • sO)oRen Gym Supervisor: M/Klepel, oss and unanimously approved hiring an after school coordinator and open gym supervisor. Community Education will begin offering open gym on January 26. It will continue on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00-4:00 PM when the gym is available. After school open media center will begin January 28, and will continue on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:306:00 PM. Information Items: Correspondence Review: Mr. Taylor presented Brant Zahrbock with his certificates of completion for Phase 1, 11 and 111 School Board Training. Board Report: All of the board members that were able to attend the MSBA Leadership Conference said it was a very interesting convention. Some of the breakout sessions the members were able to attend included: Diversity In Our Schools, Bullying In Our Schools, and Budget Documents. Superintendent's Report: 1,322 sprinkler heads were replaced during Christmas vacation. These replacements were due to a recall, and were- replaced at no cost to the school. Due to the "No Child Left Behind" Legislation requirements, the school is looking at implementing a Reading Mastery program through the Title I program. This legislation also requires additional training for paraprofessionals. Mr. Taylor has been discussingpossible training solutions with the SW/WC Services Coop. Confirm Meeting Dates: February 19, 2003 - Wednesday - 3:30 PM - Regular Board Meeting - Library/Media Center. Adjoum: 7:25 PM Brant E. Zahrbock, Clerk James A. Nelson, Chairperson PUBLIC NOTICE CLOSE PROXIMITY OWNERS AND LOCAL OFFICIALS BIG STONE COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT Notice is hereby given that the Big Stone County Board of Adjustment will hold a public heedng on March 10, 2003 to act on the following variance application: Time: 8:45 a.m. Applicant: Brent J. Nelson Property Owners: Brent J. Nelson and Lori A. Nelson Legal Description: Sublet A of Lots 1 and 2, Ridgeview Acres, Section 32, Township 122, Range 46 Location of Hearing: Approximately 1 mile north on County Road 63, then west on Ridgeview Road The vadanoa request is from Sections 6.3.1. of the Big Stone County Land and Related Resource Management Ordinance, 1998 and proposes to plant a shelter belt approximately 75' from the center of Ridgeview Road. Section 6.3.1. of the Big Stone County Land and Related Resource Management Ordinance, 1998 specifies that no structure or tree planting shall be located less than 150 feet from the center line or 45 feet from the right-of- way line, whichever is greater, of the roads they abut. All persons interested may appear and be heard at said time and place, or submit views in writing or by representative. If you know of any interested property owner who, for any reason, has not received a copy of this no4t, pleasenform hklVher-Ofthe time and place of the hearing. Dated: February 21,2003 Ronda Maas, Deputy Environmental Officer 20 SE 2nd St. OrtonvUle, MN 56278 (Feb. 25, 2003) NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND BOARD OF CANVASS MEETING Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Ortonville Township, County of Big Stone, State of Minnesota, that the Annual Election of Town Officers and Annual Township Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2003. In case of inclement weather, the meeting and election may be postponed until the third Tuesday in March. The Election Poll hours will be from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at which time the voters will elect: One Supervisor ............ 3 year term The Annual Meeting will commence at 4:00 PM to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law. The Annual Election and Meeting will be held at the Big Stone County Museum. The Board of Canvass will meet on March 11, 2003 at 8:05 PM to certify the official election results. Dated: Feb. 21,2003 Harold R. Dimberg I11, Ortonville Township Clerk (Feb. 25, March 4, 2003) Senior citizens club news On Feb. 19 the Senior Citizen Club met at the Senior Center. President Komis opened the meeting with all reciting the pledge to the flag. No birthdays in Feb. Cheer report was cards sent to Earl Komis, Inez Larson and Emma Swezey. Secretary's report approved as read. Treasurers report approved as read, checking account 35,241.22, savings account $426.87: Old business: Discussion about organ donations. Eiayne will continue to search for a speaker. City council was asked to consider changing place for the senior center. New business: Report on RDC meeting on aging. John made a motion to have pot luck on March 9. Seconded by Lorraine, motion carried. Elayne will contact Pat Kunz for music atour March meeting. Bill for $7 for cards, postage and prizes was okayed. Prizes were awarded for most original valentines. Leora made motion to adjourn, seconded by Pat, motion carried. Lolly Walker served lunch. Donna Leiferman played the piano for a sing-a-long of love songs for Valentine's Day. Pauline will serve the March meeting. Feb. 25, 2003  INDEPENDENT Page 7b