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notices NOTICE PROPERTY CIALS BOARD OF iven that the Bi Adjustment will Friday, May 21, following variance of: Margaret H.. and Stephen R. l: W 1/2 of Lot 3 in Amended Plat of Lot 2, Section 34, 15-1/2 miles ghway 7 (near access) is from Sections Big Stone County Ordinance, to allow a 3' x 5' obile home with a :five feet. ounty Shoreland 1993, Section that no structure than 20 feet or 20 whichever is least , line. may appear and place, or n writing or by f you know of any owner who, for any a of this time I)uty - Ronda Maas, Environmental Officer 20 SE 2nd St. Ortonville, MN 56278 (May 11, 1999) 'ICE BIDS given that sea ed I REMOVAL will be of the City of the City of Avenue, 839- time andplace )licly opened and be obtained from must be submitted furnished by the in a sealed tee Removal Bid." ya or )Is to the City of equal to 5% of City Roman C. Taffe, Clerk-Administrator City of Ortonville (lvlay 11, 18, 1999) ICE BIDS that sealed by the Big Stone 1missioners at the 20 SE 2nd until 11:00 June, 1999 for work: line of Toqua wOrk are: 1,990 cubic yards 1 yds 3osals and examined or ineer'a Street, 839-2594. the right to or any part of a identified on County of at least five bid, Said check event that into a contract. a bid within 30 time of Knutson, Auditor Minnesota OF CounAril 20, 1999 Board of in the 8:30 AM on Chairperson meeting to order Krueger, Lane, Present. Also Student Anita Attorney Bill Auditor Michelle hs, seconded by approve the meeting. informed the Clinton and reconveyance back to the at Motion led by Maas )raised and N :rickson's lit Clinton at by Lane, carried to Value on Lot 8 k 1, Erickson's of Clinton at by Krueger, carried to pe on Lots 1 in the the soil in Street seconded approve the ross. County at the meeting. Commissioner Lane reported on his meeting with AMC regarding the County's ditches. Board consensus was that someone from Kurt Deter's office attend at the Ditch #4 meeting called by Representative Doug Peterson on Saturday, April 24, 1999. Pettis left the meeting. Commissioners Torgerson and Swigerd updated the Board on labor negotiations. Motion made by Lane, seconded by Swigerd and carried to authorize payment of the following claims on April 23, 1999: COUNTY REVENUE American Communications 2,916.98; Cenex 145.77; Computer Professionals 2,172.40; Dick's Cycle Shop 319.47; First National Bank 186.38; The GEe- Comm Corp 1,553.08; Grider-Robinson & Assoc. 770.00; Holiday Inn 146.24; IBM Corp 111.22; Jim & Sons Lumber 263.65; Richard Lane 161.28; Lou's Greenhouse 320.00; MN Dept of Admin 300.00; MSABC Montevideo National Guard 202.50; Northern Star 1,198.29; Office Systems 355.84; Ortonville Independent 4,439.02; Pitney Bowes 198.39; Radisson Hotel St. Paul 176.28; Richland County Corrections 1,240.00; Schaffer Lawn Care, 105.00; Patricia Stangeland 204.19; State Auditors 6,547.61; Stattelman Lumber 414.17; Tri.State Water 169.32; Ultramax 233.60; U of MN 5,785.66; Valley Office Products 112.76; Bill Walz 136.48; Welkers 110.44; Xerox Corp 126.38. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Computer Professionals 175.00; H & H Car Care Clinic 115.17; Northern Star 132.03; Ortonville Independent 217.05; Strege's Recycling 120.86; Upper MN Valley RDC 1,500.00; US Office Products 115.29. COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE American Welding & Supply 193.07; Big Stone Co.op 642.41; Brock White 203.80; Computer Professionals 307.50; Constructions Market Data 171.10; Elan Financial Services Corp 549.50; Gilson Company 1,586.25; Harold Nelson 105.79; Newman Traffic Signs 447.30; Northern States Supply 212.31; Northern Tool & Equipment: 325.91; Ortonville Auto & Supply 405.40; Ortonville Independent 261.99; Sturdevants 104.88; Tri.County Co.op of Browns Valley 797.47; West Central Steel 102.90; Ziegler 339.81. COUNTY DITCHES Robert Buhl III 130.00; Paul Tinklenberg 1,200.00. Number of claims not exceeding $100 - 62. Dollar amount of claims not exceeding $100- $2,450.82. Following a short break, motion made by Lane, seconded by Krueger and carried to approve the "ON" Sale Malt Liquor License for Stub's Pub for a softball tournament to be held at Toqua Park 7/2/99 - 7/5/99. Motion made by Krueger, seconded by Swigerd and carried to approve the following transfers of funds to the Highway Department: Sheriff's Department $1,278.55 Toqua Park $ 65.37 County Office Bldg. $ 46.26 County Ditch #2 $1,512.79 :Qpnty, litch #4 ....... , 1,26,76 County O tcfi #7   :43.)6 County Ditch #13 $ 215.53 County Ditch #24 $ 43.56 JointDitch #4 $ 87.81 Emer8ency Management Officer Dou8 Tomschin reported that he has received a request for payment of $900 to the City of Dawson towards the purchase of the weather radio transmitter as originally approved in Resolution 98. 29D. Motion made by Swigerd, seconded by Maas to approve the payment. Environmental Officer Darren Wilke presented "Findings of Fact" pertaining to issues heard before the Planning Commission. Motion made by Maas, seconded by Krueger and carried to deny the rezonin8 and conditional use permit applications for Gayle and Colleen Hedge. Wilke also reported on various issues before the Environmental Committee. Motion made by Krueger, seconded by Maas and carried to order any assessment on a single tract less than $50 on County Ditch #16 to be paid in full with taxes payable 1999, per M.S. 103E.611, Subd. 1. Motion made by Swigerd, seconded by Maas and carried to set the County's 1999 local match for E.911 service at $14,000. Chairperson Torgerson informed the press of the meeting on Saturday regarding County Ditch #4. County Auditor Michelle Knutson reported on the Minnesota Counties Human Resource Management Association conference she attended and read a thank you from the Big Stone County Historical Society. Discussion was held with County Assessor Lila Benson regarding her anniversary date. The Auditor is to calculate the difference in pay Benson would receive if her anniversary date wereto change retro to 1995 when the DMG compensation plan was implemented. Discussion was held on the progress of labor negotiations. Dave Dinnel, representative for Ortonville EDA, informed the Board that the EDA would be willing to oversee the revolving loan funds of the Big Stone County Small Cities Economic Development Corporation. Following a break for lunch, Yvonne Johnson from DCA lead a discussion with the Board and members of the insurance committee regarding the County's health plan concerns. CGB students Stacy Hutchens and Aryn Miller arrived at the meeting. Roger Bird, Ryan Stattelman, Dave Dinnel and Mike Dorry arrived at the meeting. Bird requested that the County consider hiring a County Economic Director. He stressed that focusing on developing new business in the County would benefit all businesses. Commissioner Krueger reported that the green thumb worker at Toqua Park will not be able to work because of lack of funds. Commissioner Lane will check with Dennis Larson, Probation Officer, for possible community service workers. Motion made by Maas, seconded by Swigerd and carried to recess the meeting until Thursday, April 22, 1999, following the Welfare Board meeting to continue discussion on labor negotiations. Chairperson Torgerson reconvened the meeting at 11:30 AM on Thursday, April 221 i999-in-the conference room 1999 Finke. Motion made by Lane, seconded by Swigerd and carried to accept the Family Service contract as presented with the exception of changing $20.00 to $18.58 in Article 15.01, Subd. 1, Acceptance is contingent upon County Attorney review. County Auditor Michelle Knutson arrived at the meeting to relieve Deputy Auditor Finke. Motion made by Torgerson, seconded by Swigerd and carried to pay the Family Services Director based on a 40.hour week. Family Service union representatives stated that they would have to take the change in the proposed contract back to their group for approval Chairperson Torgerson turned the meeting over to Vice Chairperson Swigerd and excused himself from the meeting. Vice Chairperson Swigerd declared the meeting adjourned at 12:20 PM. HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT FIVE YEAR PLAN MEETING April 21, 1999 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met in the board room of the Highway Department at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, April 21, 1999. Chairperson Torgerson called the meeting to order with Commissioners Krueger, Lane and Maas present. Commissioner Swigerd was absent. Also present were Linda Brandt, County Engineer Darrell Pettis and County Auditor Michelle Knutson. Engineer Pettis presented the five- year plan for road construction. Projects for the plan total $10,692,385. Commissioner Swigerd arrived at the meeting. Linda Brandt was present to discuss County Road 61 and what can be done about rocks in ditches. Engineer Pettis recommended that the County send a letter via the Sheriff to address the problem. Brandt left the meeting. Discussion was held on signage. Mark Dietz arrived at the meeting. Discussion was held on future turnback projects. Pettis informed the Board that Conrad Diekmann has accepted the hwy maintenance/pesticide applicator position. Pettis also requested that the Board authorize the hiring of an additional technician because of the additional time he is spending on ditches. Motion made by Lane, seconded by Swigerd and carried to authorize the Engineer to advertise for an additional highway technician. Pettis presented the plan for major equipment purchases and requested that a cold storage building be added on to the existin 8 structure. The Auditor will check on the possible use of the designated capital improvements account. Following a short break, Pettis updated the Board on the building projects to be completed this summer. Various county ditches were discussed. Motion made by Swigerd, seconded by Lane and carried to authorize up to $5,000 for a clean out on County Ditch #8. Discussion was held on salary negotiations for the County Engineer. Pettis will meet with the Personnel Committee to continue the discussion. Pettis informed the Board that the Citizens for Big Stone Lake are willing to reimburse the County for its share of the cost for the rip rap project on Big Stone Lake. Motion made by Lane to have Big Stone County pay one half of the costs and their group could pay the other half. Motion was defeated for lack of a second. Motion made by Krueger, seconded by Maas and carried that Big Stone County will pay for the total cost of their share. Voting "NAY" was Lane. Motion made by Krueger, seconded by Maas and carried to adjourn the meeting. Chairperson Torgerson declared the meeting adjourned the meeting at 11:20 AM. COUNTY DITCH #4 April 24, 1999 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met in the conference room at Family Services at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 24, 1999. Chairperson Torgerson called the meeting to order with Commissioners Krueger, Lane, Maas and Swigerd present. Also present were Representative Doug Peterson, County En8ineer Darrell Pettis, County Attorney Bill Watson, County Auditor Michelle Knutson, Stacy Dammer of KDIO, representatives from various governmental agencies and interested landowners. Discussion was held on County Ditch #4 with Representative Doug Peterson moderating the meeting. Dou8 Peterson will contact Mr. Lokkesmoe of the DNR for a possible extension of the grant period. After the discussion, motion made by Lane, seconded by Maas and carried to authorize the County Engineer to contact the contractor to extend the time frame on the contract. Motion made by Maas, seconded by Lane and carried to authorize Mary Belin8 of HRA to contact DTED for a possible extension of the grant period. Motion made by Mass, seconded by Lane and carried to adjourn the meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 12:15 PM. COUNTY DITCH #2 April 26, 1999 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Room at 10:00 AM on Monday, April 26, 1999. Chairperson Torgerson called the meeting to order with Commissioners Lane, Mass and Swigerd present. Also present were Kurt Deter from Rinke.Noonan, County- Engineer Darrell Pettis, County Attorney Bill Watson, County Auditor Michelle Knutson and representatives from various governmental agencies. Discussion was held on County Ditch #2 with Kurt Deter moderating the meeting. Since a compromise does not appear to be imminent, board consensus was to allow the suit to go forward. Motion made by Swigerd, seconded by Mass and carried to adjourn the meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 12:00 PM ATTEST: Michelle R. Knutson, Auditor David E. Torgerson, Chairperson of Family Services with Commissioners Next CWC meet to feature "Souo to Nuts" Krueger, Lane and Swigerd present. Commissioner Maas was absent. Also -- . -- __ present was Deputy Auditor Sharon Ortonville s Christian Women's Music entitled Nutritional Notes' reservations. have an exciting morning coffee will be soloist Ruth Juntune from Tickets are $3 inclusive and Save this paper for recycling planned for all ladies in the area, so please come and join us. There will be a "From Soup to Nuts" morning coffee on Tuesday, May 18, 1999 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Zion Church on Highland Hwy in Ortonville. Special featured "Grains and Goodies" will be done by Stephanie Pelowski from the Granary Food Co- op who will give tips on health foods. Duluth. She will also be our speaker who will "Add Spice to Your Life." Ruth is a Registered Nurse, a movie buff, sings and attends concerts. 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SHARPEN YOUR HOOKS FOR THI INDEPENDEN \\; May 1 thru Sept. 10 PRIZES WEEKLY =-Ntptlmd -'met h qm=ml SEASON PRIZES Largeit flilh of each species entered etmh week will be eligible for a dawing at the end of the contest re, at least $100. If some weeks them era no  entered a particular calegory, the $15 prize will go toward the final drawing It the end of the conteit in the ssme categoqt. WALLEYE NORTHERN BULLHEAD PERCH (lg weeks) GRAND TOTAL OF $1,540 IN IICRIPT WII, LIB OIVBII AWAY Ill IIIII Contest Rules: 1, Anyone may enter thls contest. Species eligible are 4. All entries will be weighed st one of the official Walleye, Northern, Bullhead and Perch. weigh-in stataons listed. All scales are state approved. 2. Only fresh fish are acceptable as entries Frozen 5, Contest runs lhrough noon Friday each week, fish are not eligible. Ent l'es accepted after that time apply to the following week. 3. Fish must be caught on Big Stoe Lake. 6. Script money redeemable only for merchandise, not cash. II OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN STATIONS SoDak Supper Club & Lounge Hartford Beach Resort Bud's Bait Shop I IEL I I I I I Patronize the sponsors whose efforts and sponsorships bring you this contest: Big Stone Cooperative Big Stone Marine Repair Bud's Bait Shop Cashtown Service EconoLodge Elmer's Drive.In Hartford Beach Resod Hilltop's Theatre of Seasons Carl) Koroll's Shoes Larry's Refrigeration & Heating Ortonville Independent Pamida SoDak Supper Club & Lounge Too Mad Care Watch the Independent every TUesday for weekly winners, season leaders, photo and stories on Minnesota's favorite sport...flshingl 00INDEPENDENT Page 9b notices NOTICE PROPERTY CIALS BOARD OF iven that the Bi Adjustment will Friday, May 21, following variance of: Margaret H.. and Stephen R. l: W 1/2 of Lot 3 in Amended Plat of Lot 2, Section 34, 15-1/2 miles ghway 7 (near access) is from Sections Big Stone County Ordinance, to allow a 3' x 5' obile home with a :five feet. ounty Shoreland 1993, Section that no structure than 20 feet or 20 whichever is least , line. may appear and place, or n writing or by f you know of any owner who, for any a of this time I)uty - Ronda Maas, Environmental Officer 20 SE 2nd St. Ortonville, MN 56278 (May 11, 1999) 'ICE BIDS given that sea ed I REMOVAL will be of the City of the City of Avenue, 839- time andplace )licly opened and be obtained from must be submitted furnished by the in a sealed tee Removal Bid." ya or )Is to the City of equal to 5% of City Roman C. Taffe, Clerk-Administrator City of Ortonville (lvlay 11, 18, 1999) ICE BIDS that sealed by the Big Stone 1missioners at the 20 SE 2nd until 11:00 June, 1999 for work: line of Toqua wOrk are: 1,990 cubic yards 1 yds 3osals and examined or ineer'a Street, 839-2594. the right to or any part of a identified on County of at least five bid, Said check event that into a contract. a bid within 30 time of Knutson, Auditor Minnesota OF CounAril 20, 1999 Board of in the 8:30 AM on Chairperson meeting to order Krueger, Lane, Present. Also Student Anita Attorney Bill Auditor Michelle hs, seconded by approve the meeting. informed the Clinton and reconveyance back to the at Motion led by Maas )raised and N :rickson's lit Clinton at by Lane, carried to Value on Lot 8 k 1, Erickson's of Clinton at by Krueger, carried to pe on Lots 1 in the the soil in Street seconded approve the ross. County at the meeting. Commissioner Lane reported on his meeting with AMC regarding the County's ditches. Board consensus was that someone from Kurt Deter's office attend at the Ditch #4 meeting called by Representative Doug Peterson on Saturday, April 24, 1999. Pettis left the meeting. Commissioners Torgerson and Swigerd updated the Board on labor negotiations. Motion made by Lane, seconded by Swigerd and carried to authorize payment of the following claims on April 23, 1999: COUNTY REVENUE American Communications 2,916.98; Cenex 145.77; Computer Professionals 2,172.40; Dick's Cycle Shop 319.47; First National Bank 186.38; The GEe- Comm Corp 1,553.08; Grider-Robinson & Assoc. 770.00; Holiday Inn 146.24; IBM Corp 111.22; Jim & Sons Lumber 263.65; Richard Lane 161.28; Lou's Greenhouse 320.00; MN Dept of Admin 300.00; MSABC Montevideo National Guard 202.50; Northern Star 1,198.29; Office Systems 355.84; Ortonville Independent 4,439.02; Pitney Bowes 198.39; Radisson Hotel St. Paul 176.28; Richland County Corrections 1,240.00; Schaffer Lawn Care, 105.00; Patricia Stangeland 204.19; State Auditors 6,547.61; Stattelman Lumber 414.17; Tri.State Water 169.32; Ultramax 233.60; U of MN 5,785.66; Valley Office Products 112.76; Bill Walz 136.48; Welkers 110.44; Xerox Corp 126.38. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Computer Professionals 175.00; H & H Car Care Clinic 115.17; Northern Star 132.03; Ortonville Independent 217.05; Strege's Recycling 120.86; Upper MN Valley RDC 1,500.00; US Office Products 115.29. COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE American Welding & Supply 193.07; Big Stone Co.op 642.41; Brock White 203.80; Computer Professionals 307.50; Constructions Market Data 171.10; Elan Financial Services Corp 549.50; Gilson Company 1,586.25; Harold Nelson 105.79; Newman Traffic Signs 447.30; Northern States Supply 212.31; Northern Tool & Equipment: 325.91; Ortonville Auto & Supply 405.40; Ortonville Independent 261.99; Sturdevants 104.88; Tri.County Co.op of Browns Valley 797.47; West Central Steel 102.90; Ziegler 339.81. COUNTY DITCHES Robert Buhl III 130.00; Paul Tinklenberg 1,200.00. Number of claims not exceeding $100 - 62. Dollar amount of claims not exceeding $100- $2,450.82. Following a short break, motion made by Lane, seconded by Krueger and carried to approve the "ON" Sale Malt Liquor License for Stub's Pub for a softball tournament to be held at Toqua Park 7/2/99 - 7/5/99. Motion made by Krueger, seconded by Swigerd and carried to approve the following transfers of funds to the Highway Department: Sheriff's Department $1,278.55 Toqua Park $ 65.37 County Office Bldg. $ 46.26 County Ditch #2 $1,512.79 :Qpnty, litch #4 ....... , 1,26,76 County O tcfi #7   :43.)6 County Ditch #13 $ 215.53 County Ditch #24 $ 43.56 JointDitch #4 $ 87.81 Emer8ency Management Officer Dou8 Tomschin reported that he has received a request for payment of $900 to the City of Dawson towards the purchase of the weather radio transmitter as originally approved in Resolution 98. 29D. Motion made by Swigerd, seconded by Maas to approve the payment. Environmental Officer Darren Wilke presented "Findings of Fact" pertaining to issues heard before the Planning Commission. Motion made by Maas, seconded by Krueger and carried to deny the rezonin8 and conditional use permit applications for Gayle and Colleen Hedge. Wilke also reported on various issues before the Environmental Committee. Motion made by Krueger, seconded by Maas and carried to order any assessment on a single tract less than $50 on County Ditch #16 to be paid in full with taxes payable 1999, per M.S. 103E.611, Subd. 1. Motion made by Swigerd, seconded by Maas and carried to set the County's 1999 local match for E.911 service at $14,000. Chairperson Torgerson informed the press of the meeting on Saturday regarding County Ditch #4. County Auditor Michelle Knutson reported on the Minnesota Counties Human Resource Management Association conference she attended and read a thank you from the Big Stone County Historical Society. Discussion was held with County Assessor Lila Benson regarding her anniversary date. The Auditor is to calculate the difference in pay Benson would receive if her anniversary date wereto change retro to 1995 when the DMG compensation plan was implemented. Discussion was held on the progress of labor negotiations. Dave Dinnel, representative for Ortonville EDA, informed the Board that the EDA would be willing to oversee the revolving loan funds of the Big Stone County Small Cities Economic Development Corporation. Following a break for lunch, Yvonne Johnson from DCA lead a discussion with the Board and members of the insurance committee regarding the County's health plan concerns. CGB students Stacy Hutchens and Aryn Miller arrived at the meeting. Roger Bird, Ryan Stattelman, Dave Dinnel and Mike Dorry arrived at the meeting. Bird requested that the County consider hiring a County Economic Director. He stressed that focusing on developing new business in the County would benefit all businesses. Commissioner Krueger reported that the green thumb worker at Toqua Park will not be able to work because of lack of funds. Commissioner Lane will check with Dennis Larson, Probation Officer, for possible community service workers. Motion made by Maas, seconded by Swigerd and carried to recess the meeting until Thursday, April 22, 1999, following the Welfare Board meeting to continue discussion on labor negotiations. Chairperson Torgerson reconvened the meeting at 11:30 AM on Thursday, April 221 i999-in-the conference room 1999 Finke. Motion made by Lane, seconded by Swigerd and carried to accept the Family Service contract as presented with the exception of changing $20.00 to $18.58 in Article 15.01, Subd. 1, Acceptance is contingent upon County Attorney review. County Auditor Michelle Knutson arrived at the meeting to relieve Deputy Auditor Finke. Motion made by Torgerson, seconded by Swigerd and carried to pay the Family Services Director based on a 40.hour week. Family Service union representatives stated that they would have to take the change in the proposed contract back to their group for approval Chairperson Torgerson turned the meeting over to Vice Chairperson Swigerd and excused himself from the meeting. Vice Chairperson Swigerd declared the meeting adjourned at 12:20 PM. HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT FIVE YEAR PLAN MEETING April 21, 1999 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met in the board room of the Highway Department at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, April 21, 1999. Chairperson Torgerson called the meeting to order with Commissioners Krueger, Lane and Maas present. Commissioner Swigerd was absent. Also present were Linda Brandt, County Engineer Darrell Pettis and County Auditor Michelle Knutson. Engineer Pettis presented the five- year plan for road construction. Projects for the plan total $10,692,385. Commissioner Swigerd arrived at the meeting. Linda Brandt was present to discuss County Road 61 and what can be done about rocks in ditches. Engineer Pettis recommended that the County send a letter via the Sheriff to address the problem. Brandt left the meeting. Discussion was held on signage. Mark Dietz arrived at the meeting. Discussion was held on future turnback projects. Pettis informed the Board that Conrad Diekmann has accepted the hwy maintenance/pesticide applicator position. Pettis also requested that the Board authorize the hiring of an additional technician because of the additional time he is spending on ditches. Motion made by Lane, seconded by Swigerd and carried to authorize the Engineer to advertise for an additional highway technician. Pettis presented the plan for major equipment purchases and requested that a cold storage building be added on to the existin 8 structure. The Auditor will check on the possible use of the designated capital improvements account. Following a short break, Pettis updated the Board on the building projects to be completed this summer. Various county ditches were discussed. Motion made by Swigerd, seconded by Lane and carried to authorize up to $5,000 for a clean out on County Ditch #8. Discussion was held on salary negotiations for the County Engineer. Pettis will meet with the Personnel Committee to continue the discussion. Pettis informed the Board that the Citizens for Big Stone Lake are willing to reimburse the County for its share of the cost for the rip rap project on Big Stone Lake. Motion made by Lane to have Big Stone County pay one half of the costs and their group could pay the other half. Motion was defeated for lack of a second. Motion made by Krueger, seconded by Maas and carried that Big Stone County will pay for the total cost of their share. Voting "NAY" was Lane. Motion made by Krueger, seconded by Maas and carried to adjourn the meeting. Chairperson Torgerson declared the meeting adjourned the meeting at 11:20 AM. COUNTY DITCH #4 April 24, 1999 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met in the conference room at Family Services at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 24, 1999. Chairperson Torgerson called the meeting to order with Commissioners Krueger, Lane, Maas and Swigerd present. Also present were Representative Doug Peterson, County En8ineer Darrell Pettis, County Attorney Bill Watson, County Auditor Michelle Knutson, Stacy Dammer of KDIO, representatives from various governmental agencies and interested landowners. Discussion was held on County Ditch #4 with Representative Doug Peterson moderating the meeting. Dou8 Peterson will contact Mr. Lokkesmoe of the DNR for a possible extension of the grant period. After the discussion, motion made by Lane, seconded by Maas and carried to authorize the County Engineer to contact the contractor to extend the time frame on the contract. Motion made by Maas, seconded by Lane and carried to authorize Mary Belin8 of HRA to contact DTED for a possible extension of the grant period. Motion made by Mass, seconded by Lane and carried to adjourn the meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 12:15 PM. COUNTY DITCH #2 April 26, 1999 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Room at 10:00 AM on Monday, April 26, 1999. Chairperson Torgerson called the meeting to order with Commissioners Lane, Mass and Swigerd present. Also present were Kurt Deter from Rinke.Noonan, County- Engineer Darrell Pettis, County Attorney Bill Watson, County Auditor Michelle Knutson and representatives from various governmental agencies. Discussion was held on County Ditch #2 with Kurt Deter moderating the meeting. Since a compromise does not appear to be imminent, board consensus was to allow the suit to go forward. Motion made by Swigerd, seconded by Mass and carried to adjourn the meeting. 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