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PROCEEDINGS OF THE ORTONVILLE CITY COUNCIL ORTONVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES REGULAR MEETING CITY OFFICE MEETING ROOM 315 Madison Avenue, Ortonville, MN Monday, April 5, 2010 7:00 P.M. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor David Dinnel called the Regular City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. Roll Call was taken with the following present: David Dinnel, Bob Meyer Craig Randleman, Mel Reinke, Mike Dorry, Steve Berkner, Ange a Doren. Staff Present: Char Grossman, Susan Lundell, City Attorney Dave McLaughlin, Sarah Karels, Jason Mork, Tim Scherer. Media Present: Mike Swenson (Ortonville Independent). Also Present: Rick Ash, Alice Radermacher, Becky Parker, Vicki Oakes, Dan and Brenda Kafka, Elsie Perrine, Renee Eustice, Burton Nypen, Ann Lundberg, Artie Arndt, Aaron Larson, Deb Larson, Ron Thomas, Neva Foster, Jim Foster, Patrick Reisnour, Karl Dorry, Nick Anderson, Marcy Stotesbery, Bryan Delage, Donette Herberg, Katie Hedge and other interested citizens. AGENDA AMENDMENTS: ADD: 11 .c. Budget Workshop 11.d. Golf Coume Bridge Painting Motion by Randleman second by Rienke to approve the Agenda as amended. All in favor. 7-0. Motion Carried Unanimously. (MCU) RECOGNITIONS/PRESENTATIONS/ INTRODUCTIONS: a. Public Works Director Tim Scherer stated he received quotes for a new Lincoln Ranger 250 GXT welder as follows: Valley National Gases, $3,583.13; Northern Tool, $4,199.99. Scherer reported there are used weldem for sale at an auction in Granite Falls on April 17. Motion by Berkner second by Doren to adopt Resolution 10-038 Approving Purchase of a Used Welder at an Auction at a Cost up to $1,800.00 or if this is not an option to Pumhase a New Welder from Low Bidder Valley National Gases at a cost of $3,583.13. Upon roll call vote the following voted Aye: Berkner, Randleman, Doren, Dinnel, Dorry, Meyer, Reinke. All in favor. 7-0. MCU. Scherer also reported the parking lot at the maintenance shop needs repair or replacement. He will be removing concrete and replacing it with gravel as needed. b. Pat Reisnour of Interstate Engineering presented a summary of bids received for Phase 2 of the Minnesota River Trailhead Project. He also presented a handout showing the original plan with a budget of $258,000.00 and the costs for additional work as the project evolved in the amount of $162,260.00 for a total estimated project cost of $420,600.00. Various plans for reducing the cost of the project were discussed. Grant money will pay $129,000.00 of the project costs. $30,000.00 was included in the 2010 budget for the project. Mayor Dinnel stated that funding the balance of the costs would be difficult with impending Local Government Aid unallotments. City Attorney McLaughlin pointedout that the project is over bOdget already this year with a $47,400.00 deficit. He stated the Council should amend the budget to reflect the deficit. McLaughlin discussed various options for funding the Trailhead Project and reported that a quiet title action on a portion of the property in the park needs to be completed. Questions and discussion followed. Becky Parker, Dan Kafka and Artie Arndt spoke in support of the project stating that the Trailhead Project would attract tourists and enhance economic development in the area. Mayor Dinnel appointed by consensus Council Members Randleman, Doren and Berkner to e Committee to consider downsizing the Traithead Project. They were asked to meet soon so that their 'recommendations could be considered at a Continued Council Meeting to be held on Tuesday, April 13th at 5:30 P. M. in the Council chambers at 315 Madison. By consensus the Mayor called for a Continued City Council Meeting to be held on Tuesday, April 13, in the Council Chambers at 315 Madison Ave at 5:30 P.M. c. Burt Nypen of the Big Stone County Historical Society reported on the City signage project paid for with grant monies from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in the amount of $35,000.00. Motion by Reinke second by Randleman to approve the Signage Project as presented. All in favor. 7-0. MCU. CONSENT AGENDA: a. *Approve Minutes of City Workshop Meeting March 15, 2010 b. *Approve Minutes of City Regular Meeting March 15, 2010 c. *Approve Application for Gambling Permit-Ortonville Fire Department Raffle at Sioux Historic Pavilion on October 30, 2010 d. *Approve Hiring Ortonville Pool Employees e. *Approve Hiring Clarence Jensen as Ambulance EMT f. *Approve Internal Advertisement for Ambulance Director Motion by Randleman second by Dorry to approve the Consent Agenda with Item d. removed. All in favor. 7-0. MCU. Discussion and questions followed regarding hiring Pool Employees Motion by Dinnel second by Reinke to approve hiring Ortonville Pool Employees as presented. All in favor. 7-0. MCU. REPORTS FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEES: a. UMVRDC-Hedgehog Grant and Comprehensive Plan-Craig Randleman Council Member Randleman stated he included the Quarterly Newsletter and the planner update from the UMVRDC in the Council packet for review. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: a. Resolution Approving Lease or Purchase of Canon Image Runner 3235i Copy Machine, Fax, Scanner- $119.00/Month Lease Plus $119.75/Month Full Maintenance- $5,980.00 Motion by Doren second by Berkner to adopt Resolution 10-039 Approving Purchase of Canon Image Runner 3235i Copy Machine, Fax, Scanner- $119.00/Mo nth Le ise Plus $119.75/Month Full Maintenance- $5,980.00. Upon roll call vote the following voted Aye: Berkner, Randleman, Doren, Dinnel, Dorry, Meyer, Reinke. Nay: None. All in favor. 7-0. MCU. b. Resolution Approving Refund for Providing Data to Penny BayBridge- $15O.OO Motion by Doren second by Randleman to approve Resolution 10- 040 Approving Refund for Providing Data to Penny BayBridge of Big Stone Lake Area Community Forums-S150.00. Upon roll call vote the following voted Aye: Berkner, Randleman, Doren, Dinnel, Dorry, Meyer; Reinke. Nay: None. All in favor. 7-0. MCU. c. Budget Meeting set earlier in the agenda for Tuesday April 13. d. Mayor Dinnel reported Sayles & Zahrboch Painting have withdrawn their bid to sandblast and paint the #2 hole at the Golf Course. NEW BUSINESS: a. Approve Expenditures Motion by Doren second by Meyer to approve the Expenditures as presented. 6-0-1. Abstain: Berkner. MC. b. Cities Matter Campaign-Coloring Book About City Clerk Shows Kids What Cities Do. Information regarding this campaign is on the League of Minnesota Cities Website c. Beaver Control Motion by Berkner second by Randleman to Adopt Resolution 10-041 Approving the Expenditure of up to $100.00 to Eradicate Beavers in the Peninsula Area. Upon roll call vote the following voted Aye: Berkner, Randleman, Doren, Dinnel, Dorry, Meyer, Reinke. Nay: None. All in favor. 7-0. MCU. e. Big Stone Walleye Club Request- Boat Ramp Repair-Gravel Artie Arndt of the Big Stone Walleye Club requested upgrades to the docks and the docking area before the upcoming fishing contest. Motion by Berkner second by Doren to adopt Resolution 10-042 Approving the Expenditure of up to $1,000.00 on Upgrading the City Dock Area. Upon roll call vote the following voted Aye: Berkner, Randleman, Doren, Dmnel, Dorry, Meyer, Reinke. Nay: None. All in favor. 7-0. MCU. CITY CLERK-ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS a. Pumhase of Lot 3, Block 1, Coume Air Fourth Addition-Katie Hedge-Tony Weber City Attorney Dave McLaughlin will report back to the Council on the appropriate process to use in selling city-owned lots. The issue will be addressed at the special council meeting on Tuesday, April 13. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Mayor Dinnel closed the regular meeting and called an Executive Session to order at 9:14 P.M. The Executive Session was closed under the attorney-client privilege. Mayor Dinnel closed the Executive Sesmon at 9:20 P. M. Mayor Dinnel reconvened the regular Council meeting at 9:21 P. M. Mayor Dinnel reported on the improvements at the Golf Course Clubhouse and recommended that Council Members take a tour of the building. RECESS: Motion by Randleman second by Meyer to recess the meeting at 9:22 P. M. and to reconvene at 5:30 P. M. on Tuesday April 13. All in favor. 7-0. MCU. REGULAR MEETING CITY OFFICE MEETING ROOM 315 Madison Avenue, Ortonville, MN Tuesday, April 13, 2010 5:30 P.M. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor David Dinnel called the Continued City Council Meeting to order at 5:30 P.M. Roll Call was taken with the following present: David Dinnel, Bob Meyer, Craig Randleman, Mel Reinke, Mike Dorry, Steve Berkner, Angela Doren. Absent: None. Staff Present: Char Grossman, Susan Lundell, City Attorney Dave McLaughlin, Sarah Kamls. Also Present: Lavalle Berkner, Susie Dinnel. RECOMMENDATIONS OF CITIZEN BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS: a. Golf Course Superintendent Recommendation: Resolution Approving Hiring Virgil Gerber as Golf Course Maintenance Worker. Motion by Reinke second by Doren to adopt Resolution 10-043 Approving Hiring Virgil Gerber as Golf Course Maintenance Worker at Step 1 of Golf and Parks Pay Schedule Commencing April 15, 2010. Upon roll call vote the following voted Aye: Berkner, Doren, Dorry, Dinnel, Meyer, Randleman, Reinke. Nay: None. All in favor. 7-0. MCU. b. Recommendation: Accept the Resignation of Ev Johnson from the Golf Board and Appoint Denise Frette to the Golf Board. Motion by Dinnel second by Reinke to Accept the Resignation of Ev Johnson from the Golf Board and Appoint Denise Frette to the Golf Board. All in favor. 7-0. MCU. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: a. Council Member Berkner reported on the Committee Meeting held regarding the feasibility of continuing with the Lakeside Park Project. Various options for reducing the project costs were discussed at the Committee meeting including in-kind work by city personnel, deferment of payment of engineering fees to the 2011 budget, and downsizing of the project. No action was taken. NEW BUSINESS: a. Mayor Dinnel presented a proposed Resolution regarding inter fund transfers as follows: It is hereby resolved that fund balances in the light, water, sanitary system, storm sewer, golf, and library funds are considered to be ReservedFunds and may only be used expressly for the operation, maintenance, and improvement of their respective funds. At times the City Council may consider portions of these funds to be Unreserved. Designated Funds that are set aside in the city's rainy day fund to cope with emergencies and/or reduction in state aid. These funds shall not be used for any other purposes. Motion by Dinnel second by Meyer to adopt a Resolution governing the use of Reserve Funds. Council Member Randleman asked that the passage of the proposed Resolution be delayed until the City Auditor gives his annual report and more information on the budget, the funds and how they fit into the City's financial picture is received. Mayor Dinnel withdrew his motion and Council Member Meyer withdrew his second. No action was taken. The issue will be reviewed with the City Auditor. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Mayor Dinnel closed the continued meeting and called an Executive Session to order at 5:40 P, M, The Executive Session was closed under the attorney-client privilege provision. Mayor Dinnel closed the Executive Sessmn at 6:16 P. M. Mayor Dinnel reconvened the regular Council meeting at 6:17 P. M. NEW BUSINESS: (Cont.) b. Motion by Doren second by Dorry to adopt Resolution 10-044 Authorizing City Attorney Dave McLaughlin to Arrange for Judge Bruce Christophtrson to Act as the Arbitrator for the David Lang Employment Claim. Upon roll call vote the following voted Aye: Berkner, Doren, Dorry, Dinnel, Meyer, Randleman, Reinke. Nay: None. All in favor. 7-0. MCU. c. Motion by Berkner second by Reinke to adopt Resolution 10-045 Approving the Sale of Lot 3, Block 1, Course Air Fourth Addition to Katie Hedge and Tony Weber for $7,500.00 plus Special Assessments Conditional Upon them Building within 2 Years of the Closing Date. Proceeds will go to the Golf Course Capital Improvement Fund. Upon roll call vote the following voted Aye: Berkner, Doren, Dorry, Dinnel, Meyer, Randleman, Reinke. Nay: None. All in favor. 7-0. MCU. ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Reinke second by Berkner to adjourn the meeting at 6:25 P. M. All in favor. 7-0. MCU. APPROVE: David Dinnel Mayor ATTEST: Susan Lundell, Deputy City Clerk WORKSHOP MEETING CITY OFFICE MEETING ROOOM 315 Madison Avenue, Ortonville, MN Tuesday, April 13, 2010 6:00 P.M. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor David Dinnel called the Workshop Meeting to order at 6:30 P. M. Roll Call was taken with the following resent: Mayor Dinnel, Berkner, Doren, einke Dorry Meyer, Randleman. Staff present: Char Grossman, Sarah Kate s. Also: Susie Dinnel. 2010 BUDGET DISCUSSION: The City Council discussed the proposed 2010 Local Government Aid unallotment and how it would affect the 2010 Budget. A Budget review was conducted. Moving the City Office back to the Armory was discussed as a cost saving measure. Financing the city share of the expenses for the proposed Lakeside Park Improvement Project was discussed. No action was taken. ADJOURNMENT: Mayor Dinnel adjourned the meeting by consensus at 8:20 P.M. ATTEST: Charleen Grossman City Clerk-Administrator APPROVE: David Dinnel Mayor PROCEEDINGS OF ACTION ITEMS: 10-61 Resolution Discontinuing and Reducing Educational Programs and PositionS: M/K. Thymian, S/D. Hoffman to approve the Resolution Discontinuing and Reducing Educational Programs and Positions with two elementary FTE's (full time equivalent units). This resolution does not require the board to make any reductions. It just protects the school's rights to make the reductions at a later date if required. Thymian made the motion based on Supt. Taylor's recommendations. Klepel asked if the reductions would be in the Title area. Mr. Taylor responded that any reductions would be based on seniority. The motion was approved. Klepel abstained from voting. 10-62 Approve the 2010-11 School Calendar: M/T. Henrlch, S/K. Rademacher and unanimously carried to add President's Day, Good Friday and the Monday following Easter as makeup days for the 2010-11 school calendar. M/r. Henrich, S/M. Hamson and unanimously carried to approve the 2010-11 school calendar as amended. 10-623 Approve the SW/WC Service Coop Contracts for the 2010-11 School Year: M/K, Thymian, S/D. Hoffman and unanimously carried to approve the 2010-11 contracts with SW/WC Service Cooperative. 10-64 Past Graduate/Senior Exit/Athletic Activity Surveys: M/K. Rademacher, S/D. Hoffman and unanimously carried to proceed with an outside contractor for the past graduate and senior exit surveys. They agreed to survey seniors 1, 3 and 5 years after graduation. They would like the athletic surveys to be handled in-house. 10-65 Closed Session: M/K. Thymian, S/T" Henrich and unanimously carried to close the meeting for negotiation strategies for the support staff at 8:29 PM. The meeting was reopened at 9:03 PM. No action was taken. Correspondence Review: The Board acknowledged the receipt of a letter from the coaches requesting a meet and confer. T. Henrich, K. Thymian, J. Ross and D. Hoffman will represent the Board at the meeting. Board Members Report: The board asked Supt. Taylor how they were to proceed with replacing the vacant board seat following Brent Zahrbock's resignation. The board will contact community members about filling this position, and will appoint a new board member until this position can be filled at the next general election. Theyplan to make the appointment at the April meeting. Superintendent's Report: The new MSBA policy manual is available on- line. Beg Stone County Emergency Management has requested help from the Ortonville School students if flooding does occur. Letters will be sent home to parents regarding their child's participation in these efforts. Third quarter ends on March 26, 2010. Confirm Meeting Dates: Four-day Week Public Meeting - Thursday, March 25, 2010, 7:00 PM, Auditorium; Regular Board Meeting- Monday, April, 19, 2010, 7:00 PM,Library Adjourn: 9:05 PM Deborah E. Hoffman, Clerk Marlowe Klepel, Chairman PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIG STONE COUNTY BOARD THE ORTONVILLE ....... The Big SCHOOL BOARD Monday, March 15, 2010 The Ortonville Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, March 15, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library. Members Present: Mike Hamson, Timothy Henrich, Dabble Hoffman, Richard Johnson, Marlowe Klepel Kathi Thym an, Kevin Rademacher, Jay Ross and Kathi Thymian. Members Absent: James Nelson, John Plathe, Glen Radermacher and Brant Zahrbock Also Present: A list is available at the District Office. 10-54 Agenda: M/T. Henrich, S/M. Hamson and unanimously carried to approve the agenda with the following additions: 10-55.2 Add $6,216.42 to the March, 2010 bills for a total of $1,004,370.85 10-65 - Support Staff Negotiations Strategies - Closed Session 10-55 Consent Items: M/K. Thymian. S/T. Henrich and unanimously carried to approve the following consent items: 10-55.1 Approve meeting minutes for 2/18110, 312/10 and 3/9/10 as presented 10.55-2 Authorize payment of the March, 2010 bills in the amount of $1,004,370.85 10-55.3 Approve cash balance sheet and investments DISCUSSION ITEMS: 10-56 Review 2009-10 School Calendar: Supt. Taylor reviewed the current school calendar with the board. We have had four missed days due to weather, one early out and one late start. Assuming no additional missed days, the last student day will be June 9th. 10-57 Review 2010-11 Preliminary Kindergarten Enrollment: Them will be ,approximately 30-35 Kindergarten students next year. Based on past staffing practices there will be two sections for this group. 10-58 Budget Discussion 2010-11 School Year: Supt. Taylor reviewed the current estimated revenue and expenses for the 10-11 school year. He asked the board to consider the budget cuts they had previously discussed. M/K. Thymian, SIT. Henrich and unanimously carried to make the following budget reductions with the approximate savings for each area: 1) Capital expenditure freeze: $93,000 2) Reduce supplies budgets by 5%: $16,900 3) Fund staff development usin 9 Title funds only: $7,400. M/T. Hennch, S/J. Ross and unanimously carried to proceed with investigating the possibility of a four-day school week. The first public meeting will be held on March 25, 2010. 10-59 goals Meeting Review: It was agreed to schedule another meeting with Mr. Warne an Mr. Carmondy to proceed with the second step in goal setting. Supt. Taylor will contact these men to schedule a date. 10-60 Summarize Superintendent's Evaluation: The board met in closed session to evaluate Jeff Taylor's performance over the last year. During the evaluation many aspects of the school's operation were reviewed, It was mutually agreed that the board and Mr. Taylor would chart goals to guide our decisions during the 10-11 school year. March 20, 2010 Stone County Board of Commissioners met in the Ortonville School Commons at 9:30 AM on Saturday, March 20, 2010. The purpose of the meeting was to ratify the declaration of emergency. Chairman Sandberg called the meeting to order with Commissioners Berning and Olson pmsant. Commissioners Athey and Wulff were absent. Also present was County Auditor Michelle Knutson. Motion by Olson, seconded by Beming and carried to ratify the following resolution signed by Chairmen Sandberg on March 17, 2010: 2010-14 WHEREAS the County of Big Stone, Minnesota, is projected to sustain severe losses of a major proportion, brought on by flooding commenced on March 17, 2010. WHEREAS Big Stone County is a public entity within the State of Minnesota. WHEREAS the fcliowing conditions exist in Big Stone County as a result of flooding: Numerous Township, County and State roads am underwater; Public and private buildings am either damaged or likely to be damaged by flooding. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Chairperson of Big Stone County, acting on behalf of and for the people of Big Stone County, declare that a state of emergency exists within Big Stone County, with all the powers and responsibilities attending thereto as provided by Chapter 12, Minnesota Statute, and Big Stone County Emergency Plan Resolution, dated January 6, 2004. Chairman Sandberg adjourned the meeting. Michelle R. Knutson, Auditor Roger Sandberg, Chairman April 6, 2010 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Room at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, April 6, 2010. Chairman Sandberg called the meeting to order with Commissioners Athey, Serning, Olson and Wulff present. Also present were Elsie Perdne, Mike Swanson of the Ortonville Independent, County Attorney Bill Watson and County Auditor Michelle Knutson. The Pledge of Allegiance followed. Motion by Olson, seconded by Berning and carried to approve the minutes of the March lh regular meeting. Motion by Athey, seconded by Olson and carried to approve the agenda with noted additions. Commissioners reported on the following committees: Wulff - BSAG; Pomme de Term; Food Shelf; JD 4; Park Berning - Property Olson - BSAG; Pioneerland; AMC Legislative Conference; RDC; JD 4; PrimeWest Sandberg - MSI; RRB Athey - JD 4; Prairie 5 Attorney Watson reported that them will be an invoice coming as there were 3 CHIPS and 3 criminal matters dealt with while he was on vacation. Commissioner Athey reported that Dale Klodt made the request for partial reimbursement on an asbestos assessment he had done on a parcel of tax forfeited property in Beardsley. Board consensus was that the County deny the request as it was not an authorized expenditure. Toqua Sportsman's Club would like to purchase and donate a new dock for Toqua Park. Motlon by Olson, seconded by Berning and carded to accept the donation of the dock with gratitude. Commissioner Athey reported on the various items the Park Advisory Group is suggesting for the Toque Park. A mpresantative from the group will be ' attending a future meeting to discuss the items. VSO Dan Meyer provided information on his office's activities during the past month for the Board's review. Motion by Sandberg, seconded by Athey and carried to allow VSO Meyer to set up a POW/MIA table in the rotunda for public display. Motion by Olson, seconded by Wulff end carried to authorize VSO Meyer to purchase needed office Items with CVSO grant funds. Motion by Olson, seconded by Berning and carried to authorize up to $3,000 for an independent medical exam for an employee, if needed. Attorney Watson left the meeting. Family Services Director Gale Mlttelstaedt arrived at the meeting. Motion by Olson, seconded by Wulff end carried to authorize the hinng of Maggie Novak as a Social Worker at Grade 11 Step I effective May 31, 2010. Motion by Athey, seconded by Sandberg and carried to ratify the acceptance of the retirement of RSVP Director Karin Mack with regret effective June 30, 2010. Motion by Wulff, seconded by Olson and carried to accept the retirement of part time Deputy Sheriff Robert Loraff effective March 16, 2010. Motion by Sandberg, seconded by Olson and carried to close the meeting at 9:20 AM to evaluate the performance of the Family Services Director pursuant to MS 13D.05, Subdivision 3(a). Auditor Knutson left the meeting. Motion by Olson, seconded by Beming and carried to open the meeting at 9:45 AM. Chairman Sandberg stated the results of the performance review and reported that Family Services Director Gale Mittelstaedt meets or exceeds the responsibilities of her position. The Board appreciates her organizational skills, the fact that she is always looking at the future needs of the department and that she recognizes her staff for their team work. Following a break, Director Mittalstaedt presented a proposal for maintaining the operation of the Food Shelf and continuing the children's programs currently being managed by RSVP by creating a part time position using funds already in the budget for RSVP. Motion by Olson, seconded by Wulff and carded to proceed with the plan as recommended at 25 hours per week. Motion by Berning, seconded by Athey and carried to adopt the following resolution and execute the Annual County Boat and Water Safety Grant Agreement as pmsanted by Sheriff John Haukos: 2010-15 WHEREAS under the provisions of M.S. Section 86B.105, the Sheriff of each county is required to carry out the provision of Chapter 86B and the Boat and Water Safety Rules, hereinafter referred to as the "Minn. Rules", including petrol, enforcement search and rescue, watercraft inspection, waterway marking and accident investigation, all hereinafter referred to as the "Sheriff's Duties"; and WHEREAS in connection with the Shedff'e Duties, M.S. Section 86B.701 provides that the County submit to the Commissioner of Natural Resources budget to carry out the Sheriff's Duties; end WHEREAS M.S. Section 86B701 end the Minn. Rules. provide for the allocation of :funds by the Commissiormr to the County ,,,'based on certain criteria and conclusions to assist the funding of the Shedff's Duties; and WHEREAS the County hem submed proposed budget to the State. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the State shall reimburse the County up to $2,296.00 for the activities stated in Chapter 86B. Motion by Olson, seconded by Boming and carded to authorize transferring the Impala that is going out of service at the Sheriff's Department to Emergency Management as offered by Sheriff Heukce. Motion by Athey, seconded by Bemlng and carried to approve filling the pert time Deputy Sheriff position due to Mr. Loraff's retirement. Sheriff Haukos reported on vedous options to outfit emergency vehicles with GPS and the costs associated with each. Sheriff Haukos reported that there is going to be follow-up training on the current mapping and 911 address manual system with emergency personnel. At this time, Sheriff Heukce is recommending continuing with this system and address any concerns through training. County Engineer Nick Anderson presented the 2009 Annual Report for the Board's review. Engineer Anderson reported that the Highway Department had approximately $104,000 worth of damage due to flooding. Engineer Anderson presented 2010 construction update, reporting that there will be no stimulus funding this spring. However, the County will still proceed with the planned project. The 5-Year Highway Planning Meeting was set for 9:00 AM on Monday, July 12, 2010, at the Highway Department. Engineer Anderson reported that the County was awarded e $15,109 energy efficient grant to be used to put a new roof on the Clinton shop. Motion by Olson, seconded by Athey end carded to proceed with the cold storage addition on the Clinton shop as well, as part of the project. Following discussion, motion by Olson, seconded by Athey end carded to begin the process to see what can be done regarding the diversion of the Whetstone River. Environmental Officer Darren Wilke reported that they will be working on Shoreline Tree Removal Policy end a Wetland Replacement Policy. Discussion was held on setting up demolition debris site for flood victims. Environmental Officer Wilke reported that without a Presidential declaration, it will not be allowed. Environmental Officer Wilke reported that they are sponsoring a livestock producers workshop tomorrow in Graceville. Motion by Athey, seconded by Bsrnlng and carried to adopt the following resolution as pmsentad by Emergency Management Director Jim Hasslen: 2010-18 WHEREAS, the Big Stone County Board of Commissioners and Emergency Management requested assistance from the Wilkin County Board of Commissioners and Emergency Management; and WHEREAS, the Wilkin County Board of Commissioners end Emergency Management graciously donated 15,000 filled sandbags, plastic wrapping and one- ton sandbags; end WHEREAS, the donated supplies significantly helped mitigate flood damage in Big Stone County. NOVV, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Commissioners, that Big Stone County does hereby recognize, appredate and thank Wilkin County Board of Commissioners end Emergency Management for their much needed donation. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Auditor prepare copy of this Resolution for presentation to Wilkin County Board of Commissioners. Motion by Athey, seconded by Wulff and carried to authorize payment of the following clalrrm as presented by Auditor Knutson: General $77,732.72 Highway 16.182.86 Total $93,915.58 Motion by Wulff, seconded by Olson and carried to approve the Consumption and Display Permit end the On Sale Beer end Wine Licenses for Graceville Golf Club. Discussion was held on applying for credit cards for County Departments through the State Contract. Motion by Wulff, seconded by Olson and carried to execute the Participating Agency Addendum for the purchasing cards end the CPV Member Addendum for the fuel cards contingent upon Attorney Wetscn'e review end approval. Motion by Olson, seconded by Bemlng and carded to support the Dream for Kids Candlelight Vigil Against Child Abuse on Apd119, 2010. Motion by Athey, seconded by Beming and carded to adopt the following resolution: 2010-17 BE IT RESOLVED that Big Stone County act as the legal sponsor for an application for funding to the State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for Maintenance of snowmobile trails managed by Big Stone Lake Area Sno Riders. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that upon approval of its application by the state, Big Stone County may enter into an agreement with the State of Minnesota for the above referenced project and that it will oomph] with all applicable laws end regulations as stated in the agreement. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chair of the Big Stone County Commissioners is authorized to sign such an agreement with the Department of Natural Resources. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the County Auditor is authorized to serve as the fiscal agent for the above-mentioned iroject. E IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Big Stone County act as legal sponsor for 32 miles of snowmobile trails in Traverse County beginning North of Graceville and extending North through Wheaton to the White Rock Dam. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Big Stone County act as legal sponsor for 2 miles of snowmobile trails in Traverse County beginning west of Beardsley and extending west to Browns Valley. Motion by Olson, seconded by Sandberg and carded to ratify the 6-month lease agreement for storage shed at Big 12 Storage effective March 30, 2010. Auditor Knutson reported that the County, as the owner of Toque Park, received public hearing notice for Judicial Ditch 14 from the Bois de Sioux Watershed. Chairmen Sandberg adjoumed the meeting at 11:23 AM, MIchelle R. Knutson, Auditor Roger Sandberg, Chairman NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the mortgage foreclosure sale because of the default in that certain mortgage dated March 3, 2008, executed by James M. Larson, a married person, and Angelia J. Larson, a married Sttmrson, as Mortgagors, to First Bank & st, as Mortgagee, filed with the Big one County Recorder on March 12, 2008, as Document No. 164002, has been postponed pursuant to Minn. tat.580.07. The legal description of the property located in Big Stone County, Minnesota, is as follows: Lots One (1) and Two (2), Block Nine (9), Original Plat to the City of Ortonvllle. The reel property's street address is: 349 NW 2nd St, Ortonville, Minnesota 56278, The real property's identification number is: 22-0152-000. That the Sheriff's Sale had originally been scheduled for March 11, 2010, at 10:00 o'clock a.m,, was postponed to March 25, 2010, at 10:00 o'clock a.m., and further .,ll,_stponed to April 22, 2010, at 10:00 oclock a.m. THAT THE PROPERTY WILL NOW BE SOLD BY THE SHERIFF OF BIG STONE COUNTY AT PUBLIC AUCTION ON THE 6th DAY OF MAY, 2010, AT 10:00 O'CLOCK A.M., AT THE BIG STONE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, 20 S.E. SECOND STREET, IN THE CITY OF ORTONVILLE, STATE OF MINNESOTA, to pay the debt then secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and dlsbumements allowed by law, subject to redemption by the mortgagors, their personal representatives or assigns" within six (6) months from date of sale. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the oats on or before which the mortgagor must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under Section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Section 580,23 is 11:59 p.m. on November 6, 2010. Dated this 21st day of Apdl, 2010. Is/Jeff C. Brsogelmann Jeff C. Brasgelmann #174701 GISLASON & HUNTER LLP Attorneys for First Bank & Trust 2700 South Broadway P. O. Box 458 New UIm, MN 56073-0458 Phone: 507-354-3111 Fax: 507-354-8447 (April 27, 2010) ' PRINTING At Its Finest and At Lowest Prices NO JOB TOO SIC OR TOO SMALLI The 0rtonvllle Independent Ortonville, MN 320-839-6163 " I Tuesday, April 27, 2010 00INDEPENDENT Page 7b