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notices ICE IRE SALE OF OF THE WITHIN THE IS NOT ACTION. GIVEN: That in the conditions of ust 28, 2000, single :orporation, as the office of the Stone County, as Document conveyed described of Big lalf of the ange 48 West )let was assi( by in the of Big Services, Principal Residential Residentia Jge Electronic principal amount mortgage was there has been any condition )ration of the debt e and required Y note secured or statute; that ,ding has been the debt mortgage or s claimed to and is due notice, the he power of sale the said by the sale premises with appurtenances, made by the nty, Minnesota, in the City of mty on June 19,. public auction to the amount together including by law, in of said by law for or or the or assigns of from the date IS FROM A TO 3T. ANY USED FOR Registration Systems Inc., :)f the Me'gage age Electronic 8. 55402 10, 2003) ,CTORS that sealed Big Stone at the 20 SE 2nd !6278, until !.ay of June, :=on of the and Aggregate sa MN FROM on the south :are: 9,853 CY ,603 TON 2,389 SY (non- ), may Engineer's )ta Street, 839-2594. to a available net at lhway )m. A on the of the of the identified on hne County t least five Said in the a a bid SCheduled bids. Board is of )led, the Stone below aide, home es and care are Care, Elderly Waiver, and Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals, Traumatic Brain Injury and Community Alternative Care. The criteria for selection of providers as outlined in M.S. 256Bb.913 Subd.9 is summarized as follows: 1) The need for a service; 2) The population to be served; 3) The geographic area; 4) Quality assurance methods; 5) Rates; 6) Evaluation of previous services delivered; 7) agreement conditions The Welfare Board reserves the right to select providers based on the same criteria at any time during the contract year. Interested providers may contact Dan Hanratty, Big Stone County, P.O. Box 338, 340 NW 2nd Street, Ortonville, MN 56278; telephone number (320) 839- 2555, extension #20 for information concerning either the criteria for selection or the contract process. (May 27, 2003) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Dated: May 19, 2003 YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT: THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Default has occurred in the conditions of the mortgage dated December 18, 1999, executed by Dean C. Olson, married, and Kitt Olson, married, as Mortgagors, to Conseco Finance Loan Company, as Mortgagee, and filed for record January 18, 2000, as Document No.149403 in the Office of the County Recorder of Big Stone County, Minnesota. The land described in the mortgage is not registered land. The mortgage has been assigned as follows: not applicable. The original principal amount secured by the mortgage was: $45,414.61. No action or proceeding at law is now pending to recover the debt secured by the mortgage, or any part thereof. The holder of the mortgage has complied with all conditions precedent to acceleration of the debt secured by the mortgage and foreclosure of the mortgage and all notice and other requirements of applicable statutes. At the date of this notice, the amount due on the mortgage, and taxes, if any, paid by the holder of the mortgage is: $45,231.27. Pursuant to the power of sale in the mortgage, the mortgage will be foreclosed, and the land described as follows: The East Thirty-five (35) feet of Lot Nine (9), and All of Lot Ten (10), Block One (1), Morningside Addition, City of Ortonville; will be sold by the County Sheriff of Big Stone County, Minnesota, at public auction on July 23, 2003, at 10:00 a.m. at the Sheriff's Office in the Courthouse, 20 S.E. Second Street, in the City of Ortonville, County of Big Stone, State of Minnesota. The time allowed by law for redemption by mortgagor or mortgager's personal representatives or assigns is six months after the date of sale. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGER'S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AND ARE ABANDONED. The mortgagor(s) released from financial obligation on the mortgage is/are: None. CONSECO FINANCE LOAN COMPANY, Mortgagee /s/David H. Grounds David H. Grounds, for Atty. I.D. #0285742 MURNANE, CONLIN, WHITE & BRANDT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION Attorneys for Mortgagee 444 Cedar Street, Suite 1800 St. Paul, Minnesota 55101 Telephone (651) 227-9411 (May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1,2003) PUBLIC NOTICE In accordance with Big Stone County Ordinances, permits are required outside the corporate limits of municipalities for: 1. AI/new construction; 2. All structures moved and all structures replaced; 3. All individual on-site sewage treatment systems; and 4. Excavations in excess of fifty cubic yards or ten cubic yards in shoreland areas; EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2003, THE FEE SCHEDULE WILL CHANGE AS FOLLOWS: 1. Shoreland Dwellings .............. $100.00 2. Accessory Shoreland Buildings .................................... 50.00 3. Accessory Ag and Residential Buildings & Additions ................. 25.00 4. Dwellings ................................... 50.00 5. On-site Sewage Treatment Systems (within city limits also) .............. 150.00 6. Excavation and All Other Permits ....................... 80.00 7. conditional use Permit Applications considered at Scheduled Planning Commission Meetings (includes Recording Fee) ........................ 500.00 8. Conditional Use Permit Application Requiring a Special Meeting or Untimely Applications (includes Reoording Fee) ........................ 625.00 9. Amendment to Ordinance Applications ............................. 500.00 10. Rezoning Applications ........... 500.00 11. Subdivision Applications (For the first five lots; $25/Iot thereafter) ................... 500.00 12. Variance Applications ............. 350.00 13. After-the-Fact Permits .......... $200.00 plus Permit Fee 14. New or Expanding Feedlots .............................. $.50tA.U. Please obtain all permits from the Environmental Office at 20 SE 2nd Street, Ortonville, MN 56278. copies of Big Stone County Ordinances are available for public inspection at the above office or can be purchased for a fee of $10.00 each or $.50/page, whichever is greater. (May 27, 2003) NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS ROAD CONSTRUCTION Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the Big Stone County Board of Commissioners at the office of the County Auditor, 20 SE 2nd Street, Ortonville, MN 56278, until 11:00 A.M. on the 17th day of June, 2003 for the construction of the following work: S,A,P, 06-618-07 etal Location: Various Locations County Wide Type of Work: Base & Bituminous Major Items of Work are: Aggregate Shouldering, Class 1 .......................... 21,826 Ton Aggregate Base, Class 5 ............................ 3,000 Ton Bituminous Mixture ....... 52,485 Ton Upon payment of $20.00 fee (non- refundable, make checks payable to Big Stone County Highway Department), plans, proposals and specifications may be obtained at the County Engineer's Office, 437 North Minnesota Street, Ortonville, MN 56278, (320) 839-2594. Big Stone County retains the right to reject any and all bids, or any part of a bid. Plan Holders lists will be available on the Internal at www.bigstonecounty.org/highway updated on Mondays by 5:00pm. A Bidders Abstract will be available on the website by 5:00pm the day of the bid opening. All bids must be sealed, identified on the envelope, and accompanied by a Certified Check or Bidder's Bond payable to the Big Stone County Treasurer in the amount of at least five percent (5%) of the total bid. Said check or bond will be forfeited in the event that the bidder fails to enter into a contract. No bidder may withdraw a bid within 30 days after the scheduled closing time of the receipt of bids. Michelle R. Knutson, Auditor Big Stone County, Minnesota (May 20, 27, June 3, 2003) PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIG STONE COUNTY BOARD May 6, 2003 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Room at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, May 6, 2003. Chairman Maas called the meeting to order with Commissioners Athey, Lane, Swigerd and Torgerson present. Also present were Ken and Karl Henneberg, Beth Fuller from the Ortonvitle Independent, County Assessor Sandy Void, HR Director Darlene Nichols-Born, County Attorney Bill Watson, and County Auditor Michelle Knutson. The Pledge of Allegiance followed. Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Athey and carded to approve the minutes of the April 15 m regular meeting and the April 17 = special meeting. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to approve the agenda with noted additions. Committee reports were presented. Attorney Watson reported that the County has been named in a tax court suit with the Department of Revenue for personal property/transmission and distribution lines. The Department of Revenue will represent the County's interest in the suit. A brief discussion was held on the tax forfeited property in Graceville. Attorney Watson will contact Todd Tntz and meet with the City of Graceville and report back to the board. Void left the meeting. HR Director Nichols-Born reported on the drug and alcohol training Chairman Maas and she attended. Clarification was provided on the County's current drug testing program. Auditor Knutson reported that the Departments Heads met to discuss budget concerns. Commissioners were invited to participate in future discussions. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Athey and carried to authorize payment of the following claims on May 9, 2003: COUNTY REVENUE A B Vacuum Center 399.34; Aquila 497.45; Berkner Plbg & Htg 300.50; Bill's Plbg & Htg 727.25; Bureau of Criminal Apprehension 200,00; Computer Professional 2,410.89; Michael Dunnihoo 1,824.48; G & R 770.00; Grant County 1,525.00; Great North Amedcan 150.00; Jerry's Carpet Installation 175.00; Jim & Sons Lumber 188.58; Michelle Knutson 147.30; MAAO 175.00; Matthew Bender 112.80; Midwest Bank Note 165.65; Milbank Communications 223.65; MN Board of Assessors 105.00; MN County Recorders 279.09; MN Dept of Admen 300.00; MN Sheriffs Assn 250.00; MN West Community & Technical 188.00; O'Kayes Home Center 391.44; Office Systems 463.99; Pauti's Carpet Cleaning 156.00; Postmaster 370.00; Radio Shack 127.79; Reserve Account 1,000.00; State Auditor 5,788.81; Stain's 509.93; Toshiba 262.68; Vertical Solutions 4,794.26; Waste Management 147.91; West Group 281.97; Terry Wood 494.81; Yellow Medicine County Jail 609.00. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Computer Professionals 136.61! Lowell Harrison 500.00; Ronda Maas 385.28; Waste Management 5,416.67. HIGHWAY Amedpdde Linen 120.45; Aquila 301.31; Berkner Plbg & Htg 1,058.00; Cadson Tractor 372.03; CAS Graceville 372.16; Center for Transportation 1,200.00; Commissioner of Transportation 235.24; Kevin Cronen 1,811.00; Thomas Graham 859.25; IBM 324.30; Jackson Hirsch 100.57; Johnston Fargo Culvert 1,014.95; Little Falls Machine 100.27; Lou's Greenhouse 2,096.55; Lyle Signs 438.65; Marshall & Ilsley Trust 1,141.25; Mid State Hydraulic 295.48; Midwest Truck & Parts 129.21; Otter Tail 159.23; Prosweep 200.00; Reed Business Information 349.44; Royal Tire 1,033.01; State Auditor 792.94; Sturdevants 257,55. E-911 Luxsteel 779.00, DITCH State Auditor 337,82. Number of claims not exceeding $100 - 49. Dollar amount of claims not exceeding $100 - $2,080.47. Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Athey and carried to execute the contract with Bituminous Paving Inc. for the seal coat projects. Motion by Athey, seconded by Lane and carried to execute the contract with Sibson Gravel for the crushing, screening and stockpile of aggregate. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carded to approve the final plat for County Road 63. May 11-17, 2003 is National Transportation Week. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Lane and carried to authorize the hinng of Main Street Industries at $7.00 per hour for their services at Toqua Park. Commissioner Lane reported that bills the County has paid for beaver control may be submitted for partial grant reimbursement. Following a short break, a discussion was held with Environmental Officer Darren Wilke regarding a County solid waste assessment. Motion by Lane, seconded by Torgerson and carded to schedule a public heanng to draft an ordinance on establishing a solid waste assessment. The heanng will be held during the regular scheduled board meeting on June 17, 2003, at 10:00 AM. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to approve the revised fee schedule effective June 1, 2003, as presented by Environmental Officer Wilke. Discussion was held on the cleanup of several properties in the City of Clinton. Motion by Lane, seconded by Athey and carried to reappoint Randy Ward as the County's representative to the Bees de Sioux Watershed Distdct Board until a replacement is found. Chairman Maas declared the meeting adjourned at 10:50 AM, Michelle R. Knutson, Auditor Alvin Maas, Chairman PROCEEDINGS OF THE ORTONVILLE CITY COUNCIL MONDAY, MAY 5, 2003 7:00 PM COUNCIL CHAMBERS CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL Mayor Dinnel called the regular meeting of the Ortonville City Council to order at 7:00 P.M. Roll call was taken with the following being present: Mel Reinke, Lenore Sellin, Lisa Berkner with the following absent: Mike Dorry, Dan Oakes, Artie Amdt. City Staff Present: Char Grossman, Curt Hormann. Media present: John Paulson, Beth Fuller. Others Present: Mel Ehlert. AGENDA AMENDMENTS: A motion was offered by Reinke and seconded by Berkner and did pass unanimously to approve the following agenda deletion and additions: Deletion: Recognitions/Presentations/ Introductions 6.a Airport Board Members Additions: Recommendations of Citizen Boards, Committees and Commissions 10.a Summer Recreation Director Position 10.b Recommendation for Pool Maintenance CONSENT AGENDA: Mayor Dinnel asked if there were any additions, corrections, or deletions to be made to the Consent Agenda. Motion was made by Sellin, and seconded by Reinke, to approve the Consent Agenda which included the following items: 9.a:Motion approving proposed council minutes of April 21,2003. 9.b: Motion approving proposed council minutes of April 22, 2003. 9.c: Motion approving proposed council minutes of April 29, 2003. 13.a: Motion approving the renewal of the following liquor licenses provided all necessary paperwork has been received: Headwaters Grill & Bar, Moose Lodge, Columbian Enterprises, Big Stone Lake Post VFW, Ortonville Liquors Inc., Matador Supper Club. 13.b: Motion approving the recommendation of Curtis Hormann, to advertise for the sale of the 1997 Ford Explorer. 13.c: Sellin moved and Reinke seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 03-047 RESOLUTION APPROVING HWY 7 PAY REQUEST #14 13.d:Sellin moved and Reinke seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 03-048 APPROVING AIRPORT HANGER/TIE- DOWN LEASE AGREEMENT 15. Motion approving payment of bills as presented. RECOMMENDATIONS OF CITIZEN BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS: Reinke moved and Berkner seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 03-049 RESOLUTION HIRING SUMMER RECREATION DIRECTOR That upon the recommendation of the Park Board, Reinke moved and Sellin seconded and the motion passed unanimously approving the patching of the swimming pool by city personnel for one more year in light of the budget cuts. NEW BUSINESS: Relocating the regular City Council meetings to the Senior Citizens Center was discussed. Dinnel moved and Sellin seconded and the motion passed unanimously approving conducting regular City Council meetings at the Senior Citizens Center beginning May 19, 2003. Reinke moved and Berkner seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 03-050 RESOLUTION APPROVING PURCHASE OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE FOR THE CITY OFFICES Mayor Dinnel offered a proclamation to observe the week of May 11 - 17, 2003 as National Police Week. Dinnel moved and Reinke seconded and the motion passed unanimously approving the week of May 11-17, 2003 as National Police Week, The grocery benefit for the library was discussed. Mayor Dinnel will prepare a thank-you letter to be sent to Bill's Super Value. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Council, Sellin moved the adjournment of the meeting and with no objections thereto, Dinnel adjourned the May 5, 2003 regular meeting of the Ortonville City Council at 7:20 P.M. Chadeen K. Grossman, City Clerk-Administrator PROCEEDINGS OF THE 0RTONVILLE SCHOOL BOARD Monday, April 21,2003 The Ortonville Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, April 21, 2003 at 7:00 PM in the Library/Media Center. Members Present: James Nelson, Marlowe Klepet, Brant Zahrbock, Ron Thompson, Kathi Thymian and Jay Ross Also Present: Jeff Taylor, Superintendent, Julie Schneider, Terry Rheingans, Joel Stattelman, Liz Ketz, Pete Ziegler, Karen Jacobsen, and Arnold Souba. The meeting was called to order by Vice-Chair, Marlowe Klepel at 7:08 PM 03-49 M/Thompson, S/Thymian and unanimously carried to approve the agenda as presented. 03-50 M/Klepel, S/Thompson and unanimously carried to approve the following consent items: 03-50.1 Approve the meeting minutes for March 17, 2003, and April 10, 2003. 03-50.2 Approve the payment of April bills in the amount of $967,740.70. 03-50.3 Approve the cash balance sheet and investments. 03-50.4 Approve the appointment of Superintendent Jeff Taylor as LEA Representative for Title Programs, and authonze the filing of an application for the 2003.04 school year. Discussion Items: 03-51 MRVED Presentation: Pete Ziegler, Administrator, and Karen Jacobsen, Asst. Administrator of the Minnesota River Valley Education District (MRVED) described the services they currently provide to our district, and additional services that are available. 03-52 Place MCA Scores on Student Transcripts: The administration wanted the School Board to know that future MCA scores will be recorded on student transcripts. Since these scores will be used to measure a school's progress in meeting the "No Child Left Behind" requirements, many schools have initiated this practice. Action Items: 03-53 Minnesota High School League Membership 2003-04 School Year: M/Thymian, S/Zahrbock, and unanimously carried to approve the renewal of the Minnesota High School League Membership for 2003-04. 03-54 Capital Outlay Items & Projects 2003-04 School Year: Supt. Taylor presented a list of proposed capital outlay items for 2003-04. Due to possible legislative changes there was a M/Thymian, S/Klepel and unanimously carried to approve the purchase of textbooks, computer labs, and a used bus in the 2002-03 budget year. 03-55 Staffing Changes 2003-04 School Year: M/Zahrbock, S/Thompson and unanimously carded to approve the elimination of one (1) fifth grade instructor, and one (1) Kindergarten, instructor for the 2003-04 school year. 03-56 ESL Position (Termination of Position Based Upon Student Enrollment): M/Thymian, S/Ross and unanimously carried to Terminate the ESL Position for the 2003-04 school ar based upon student enrollment. is position will be reinstated if enrollment dictates. 03-57 Approve the Contracts of Justin Sawyer (Math Instructor, and Assistant Football Coach) for the 2003-04 School Year: M/Klepel, S/Zahrbock and unanimously carried to approve the contracts for Justin Sawyer as Math Instructor and Assistant Football Coach for 2003-04. 03-58 Approve the Co-curricular contracts for the fall of 2003-04: M/Thymian, S/Ross and unanimously carried to approve the Co-curricular contracts for the fall of 2003-04 as presented. 03-59 Approve the Request of Jay & Myra Mielitz to Enroll Their Children Through the Tuition Agreement With the Milbank School District: M/Thompson, S/Zahrbock and unanimously carrmd to approve the Tuition agreement request of Jay & Myra Mielitz. 30-60 Review Policy 411 and 411A - Retirement Incentive Policy: M/Thymian, S/Ross and unanimously carried to approve Policy 411 and 411A - Retirement Incentive Policy as presented. 03-61 Review Policy 406 Private Personnel Data: M/Thymian, S/Thompson and unanimously carried to approve Policy 406 - Private Personnel Data as presented. 03-62 Approve Offering Summer Program for Basic Skills Testing: M/Zahrbock, S/Ross and unanimously carried to approve offering a summer program for Basic Skills Testing. 03-63 Negotiations Strategy * Certified Staff: No action was needed at this time. Information Items: Board Member's Report: Thompson - The granite bench is ready to place. Klepe/ & Thymian - They both attended Phase IV Training in St. Cloud. A majority of the training was on "No Child Left Behind". They both reported that the training was very informative. Superintendent's Report: During the weekend of Apnl 11th, two windows in the school were shot out with what appears to be a BB gun. There was a playground accident on April 14th. Current enrollment figures indicate that eleven 9th grade Big Stone students, and seven 7th grade Bellingham students will be attending Ortonville School next year. Confirm Meeting Dates: May 19, 2003 - 7:00 PM - Library/Media Center - Regular School Board Meeting Adiourn: M/Ross, S/Thymian and unammously carried to adjourn at 9:06 PM. Brant E. Zahrbock, Clerk James A. 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GIVEN: That in the conditions of ust 28, 2000, single :orporation, as the office of the Stone County, as Document conveyed described of Big lalf of the ange 48 West )let was assi( by in the of Big Services, Principal Residential Residentia Jge Electronic principal amount mortgage was there has been any condition )ration of the debt e and required Y note secured or statute; that ,ding has been the debt mortgage or s claimed to and is due notice, the he power of sale the said by the sale premises with appurtenances, made by the nty, Minnesota, in the City of mty on June 19,. public auction to the amount together including by law, in of said by law for or or the or assigns of from the date IS FROM A TO 3T. ANY USED FOR Registration Systems Inc., :)f the Me'gage age Electronic 8. 55402 10, 2003) ,CTORS that sealed Big Stone at the 20 SE 2nd !6278, until !.ay of June, :=on of the and Aggregate sa MN FROM on the south :are: 9,853 CY ,603 TON 2,389 SY (non- ), may Engineer's )ta Street, 839-2594. to a available net at lhway )m. A on the of the of the identified on hne County t least five Said in the a a bid SCheduled bids. Board is of )led, the Stone below aide, home es and care are Care, Elderly Waiver, and Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals, Traumatic Brain Injury and Community Alternative Care. The criteria for selection of providers as outlined in M.S. 256Bb.913 Subd.9 is summarized as follows: 1) The need for a service; 2) The population to be served; 3) The geographic area; 4) Quality assurance methods; 5) Rates; 6) Evaluation of previous services delivered; 7) agreement conditions The Welfare Board reserves the right to select providers based on the same criteria at any time during the contract year. Interested providers may contact Dan Hanratty, Big Stone County, P.O. Box 338, 340 NW 2nd Street, Ortonville, MN 56278; telephone number (320) 839- 2555, extension #20 for information concerning either the criteria for selection or the contract process. (May 27, 2003) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Dated: May 19, 2003 YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT: THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Default has occurred in the conditions of the mortgage dated December 18, 1999, executed by Dean C. Olson, married, and Kitt Olson, married, as Mortgagors, to Conseco Finance Loan Company, as Mortgagee, and filed for record January 18, 2000, as Document No.149403 in the Office of the County Recorder of Big Stone County, Minnesota. The land described in the mortgage is not registered land. The mortgage has been assigned as follows: not applicable. The original principal amount secured by the mortgage was: $45,414.61. No action or proceeding at law is now pending to recover the debt secured by the mortgage, or any part thereof. The holder of the mortgage has complied with all conditions precedent to acceleration of the debt secured by the mortgage and foreclosure of the mortgage and all notice and other requirements of applicable statutes. At the date of this notice, the amount due on the mortgage, and taxes, if any, paid by the holder of the mortgage is: $45,231.27. Pursuant to the power of sale in the mortgage, the mortgage will be foreclosed, and the land described as follows: The East Thirty-five (35) feet of Lot Nine (9), and All of Lot Ten (10), Block One (1), Morningside Addition, City of Ortonville; will be sold by the County Sheriff of Big Stone County, Minnesota, at public auction on July 23, 2003, at 10:00 a.m. at the Sheriff's Office in the Courthouse, 20 S.E. Second Street, in the City of Ortonville, County of Big Stone, State of Minnesota. The time allowed by law for redemption by mortgagor or mortgager's personal representatives or assigns is six months after the date of sale. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGER'S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AND ARE ABANDONED. The mortgagor(s) released from financial obligation on the mortgage is/are: None. CONSECO FINANCE LOAN COMPANY, Mortgagee /s/David H. Grounds David H. Grounds, for Atty. I.D. #0285742 MURNANE, CONLIN, WHITE & BRANDT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION Attorneys for Mortgagee 444 Cedar Street, Suite 1800 St. Paul, Minnesota 55101 Telephone (651) 227-9411 (May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1,2003) PUBLIC NOTICE In accordance with Big Stone County Ordinances, permits are required outside the corporate limits of municipalities for: 1. AI/new construction; 2. All structures moved and all structures replaced; 3. All individual on-site sewage treatment systems; and 4. Excavations in excess of fifty cubic yards or ten cubic yards in shoreland areas; EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2003, THE FEE SCHEDULE WILL CHANGE AS FOLLOWS: 1. Shoreland Dwellings .............. $100.00 2. Accessory Shoreland Buildings .................................... 50.00 3. Accessory Ag and Residential Buildings & Additions ................. 25.00 4. Dwellings ................................... 50.00 5. On-site Sewage Treatment Systems (within city limits also) .............. 150.00 6. Excavation and All Other Permits ....................... 80.00 7. conditional use Permit Applications considered at Scheduled Planning Commission Meetings (includes Recording Fee) ........................ 500.00 8. Conditional Use Permit Application Requiring a Special Meeting or Untimely Applications (includes Reoording Fee) ........................ 625.00 9. Amendment to Ordinance Applications ............................. 500.00 10. Rezoning Applications ........... 500.00 11. Subdivision Applications (For the first five lots; $25/Iot thereafter) ................... 500.00 12. Variance Applications ............. 350.00 13. After-the-Fact Permits .......... $200.00 plus Permit Fee 14. New or Expanding Feedlots .............................. $.50tA.U. Please obtain all permits from the Environmental Office at 20 SE 2nd Street, Ortonville, MN 56278. copies of Big Stone County Ordinances are available for public inspection at the above office or can be purchased for a fee of $10.00 each or $.50/page, whichever is greater. (May 27, 2003) NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS ROAD CONSTRUCTION Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the Big Stone County Board of Commissioners at the office of the County Auditor, 20 SE 2nd Street, Ortonville, MN 56278, until 11:00 A.M. on the 17th day of June, 2003 for the construction of the following work: S,A,P, 06-618-07 etal Location: Various Locations County Wide Type of Work: Base & Bituminous Major Items of Work are: Aggregate Shouldering, Class 1 .......................... 21,826 Ton Aggregate Base, Class 5 ............................ 3,000 Ton Bituminous Mixture ....... 52,485 Ton Upon payment of $20.00 fee (non- refundable, make checks payable to Big Stone County Highway Department), plans, proposals and specifications may be obtained at the County Engineer's Office, 437 North Minnesota Street, Ortonville, MN 56278, (320) 839-2594. Big Stone County retains the right to reject any and all bids, or any part of a bid. Plan Holders lists will be available on the Internal at www.bigstonecounty.org/highway updated on Mondays by 5:00pm. A Bidders Abstract will be available on the website by 5:00pm the day of the bid opening. All bids must be sealed, identified on the envelope, and accompanied by a Certified Check or Bidder's Bond payable to the Big Stone County Treasurer in the amount of at least five percent (5%) of the total bid. Said check or bond will be forfeited in the event that the bidder fails to enter into a contract. No bidder may withdraw a bid within 30 days after the scheduled closing time of the receipt of bids. Michelle R. Knutson, Auditor Big Stone County, Minnesota (May 20, 27, June 3, 2003) PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIG STONE COUNTY BOARD May 6, 2003 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Room at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, May 6, 2003. Chairman Maas called the meeting to order with Commissioners Athey, Lane, Swigerd and Torgerson present. Also present were Ken and Karl Henneberg, Beth Fuller from the Ortonvitle Independent, County Assessor Sandy Void, HR Director Darlene Nichols-Born, County Attorney Bill Watson, and County Auditor Michelle Knutson. The Pledge of Allegiance followed. Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Athey and carded to approve the minutes of the April 15 m regular meeting and the April 17 = special meeting. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to approve the agenda with noted additions. Committee reports were presented. Attorney Watson reported that the County has been named in a tax court suit with the Department of Revenue for personal property/transmission and distribution lines. The Department of Revenue will represent the County's interest in the suit. A brief discussion was held on the tax forfeited property in Graceville. Attorney Watson will contact Todd Tntz and meet with the City of Graceville and report back to the board. Void left the meeting. HR Director Nichols-Born reported on the drug and alcohol training Chairman Maas and she attended. Clarification was provided on the County's current drug testing program. Auditor Knutson reported that the Departments Heads met to discuss budget concerns. Commissioners were invited to participate in future discussions. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Athey and carried to authorize payment of the following claims on May 9, 2003: COUNTY REVENUE A B Vacuum Center 399.34; Aquila 497.45; Berkner Plbg & Htg 300.50; Bill's Plbg & Htg 727.25; Bureau of Criminal Apprehension 200,00; Computer Professional 2,410.89; Michael Dunnihoo 1,824.48; G & R 770.00; Grant County 1,525.00; Great North Amedcan 150.00; Jerry's Carpet Installation 175.00; Jim & Sons Lumber 188.58; Michelle Knutson 147.30; MAAO 175.00; Matthew Bender 112.80; Midwest Bank Note 165.65; Milbank Communications 223.65; MN Board of Assessors 105.00; MN County Recorders 279.09; MN Dept of Admen 300.00; MN Sheriffs Assn 250.00; MN West Community & Technical 188.00; O'Kayes Home Center 391.44; Office Systems 463.99; Pauti's Carpet Cleaning 156.00; Postmaster 370.00; Radio Shack 127.79; Reserve Account 1,000.00; State Auditor 5,788.81; Stain's 509.93; Toshiba 262.68; Vertical Solutions 4,794.26; Waste Management 147.91; West Group 281.97; Terry Wood 494.81; Yellow Medicine County Jail 609.00. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Computer Professionals 136.61! Lowell Harrison 500.00; Ronda Maas 385.28; Waste Management 5,416.67. HIGHWAY Amedpdde Linen 120.45; Aquila 301.31; Berkner Plbg & Htg 1,058.00; Cadson Tractor 372.03; CAS Graceville 372.16; Center for Transportation 1,200.00; Commissioner of Transportation 235.24; Kevin Cronen 1,811.00; Thomas Graham 859.25; IBM 324.30; Jackson Hirsch 100.57; Johnston Fargo Culvert 1,014.95; Little Falls Machine 100.27; Lou's Greenhouse 2,096.55; Lyle Signs 438.65; Marshall & Ilsley Trust 1,141.25; Mid State Hydraulic 295.48; Midwest Truck & Parts 129.21; Otter Tail 159.23; Prosweep 200.00; Reed Business Information 349.44; Royal Tire 1,033.01; State Auditor 792.94; Sturdevants 257,55. E-911 Luxsteel 779.00, DITCH State Auditor 337,82. Number of claims not exceeding $100 - 49. Dollar amount of claims not exceeding $100 - $2,080.47. Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Athey and carried to execute the contract with Bituminous Paving Inc. for the seal coat projects. Motion by Athey, seconded by Lane and carried to execute the contract with Sibson Gravel for the crushing, screening and stockpile of aggregate. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carded to approve the final plat for County Road 63. May 11-17, 2003 is National Transportation Week. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Lane and carried to authorize the hinng of Main Street Industries at $7.00 per hour for their services at Toqua Park. Commissioner Lane reported that bills the County has paid for beaver control may be submitted for partial grant reimbursement. Following a short break, a discussion was held with Environmental Officer Darren Wilke regarding a County solid waste assessment. Motion by Lane, seconded by Torgerson and carded to schedule a public heanng to draft an ordinance on establishing a solid waste assessment. The heanng will be held during the regular scheduled board meeting on June 17, 2003, at 10:00 AM. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to approve the revised fee schedule effective June 1, 2003, as presented by Environmental Officer Wilke. Discussion was held on the cleanup of several properties in the City of Clinton. Motion by Lane, seconded by Athey and carried to reappoint Randy Ward as the County's representative to the Bees de Sioux Watershed Distdct Board until a replacement is found. Chairman Maas declared the meeting adjourned at 10:50 AM, Michelle R. Knutson, Auditor Alvin Maas, Chairman PROCEEDINGS OF THE ORTONVILLE CITY COUNCIL MONDAY, MAY 5, 2003 7:00 PM COUNCIL CHAMBERS CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL Mayor Dinnel called the regular meeting of the Ortonville City Council to order at 7:00 P.M. Roll call was taken with the following being present: Mel Reinke, Lenore Sellin, Lisa Berkner with the following absent: Mike Dorry, Dan Oakes, Artie Amdt. City Staff Present: Char Grossman, Curt Hormann. Media present: John Paulson, Beth Fuller. Others Present: Mel Ehlert. AGENDA AMENDMENTS: A motion was offered by Reinke and seconded by Berkner and did pass unanimously to approve the following agenda deletion and additions: Deletion: Recognitions/Presentations/ Introductions 6.a Airport Board Members Additions: Recommendations of Citizen Boards, Committees and Commissions 10.a Summer Recreation Director Position 10.b Recommendation for Pool Maintenance CONSENT AGENDA: Mayor Dinnel asked if there were any additions, corrections, or deletions to be made to the Consent Agenda. Motion was made by Sellin, and seconded by Reinke, to approve the Consent Agenda which included the following items: 9.a:Motion approving proposed council minutes of April 21,2003. 9.b: Motion approving proposed council minutes of April 22, 2003. 9.c: Motion approving proposed council minutes of April 29, 2003. 13.a: Motion approving the renewal of the following liquor licenses provided all necessary paperwork has been received: Headwaters Grill & Bar, Moose Lodge, Columbian Enterprises, Big Stone Lake Post VFW, Ortonville Liquors Inc., Matador Supper Club. 13.b: Motion approving the recommendation of Curtis Hormann, to advertise for the sale of the 1997 Ford Explorer. 13.c: Sellin moved and Reinke seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 03-047 RESOLUTION APPROVING HWY 7 PAY REQUEST #14 13.d:Sellin moved and Reinke seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 03-048 APPROVING AIRPORT HANGER/TIE- DOWN LEASE AGREEMENT 15. Motion approving payment of bills as presented. RECOMMENDATIONS OF CITIZEN BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS: Reinke moved and Berkner seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 03-049 RESOLUTION HIRING SUMMER RECREATION DIRECTOR That upon the recommendation of the Park Board, Reinke moved and Sellin seconded and the motion passed unanimously approving the patching of the swimming pool by city personnel for one more year in light of the budget cuts. NEW BUSINESS: Relocating the regular City Council meetings to the Senior Citizens Center was discussed. Dinnel moved and Sellin seconded and the motion passed unanimously approving conducting regular City Council meetings at the Senior Citizens Center beginning May 19, 2003. Reinke moved and Berkner seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 03-050 RESOLUTION APPROVING PURCHASE OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE FOR THE CITY OFFICES Mayor Dinnel offered a proclamation to observe the week of May 11 - 17, 2003 as National Police Week. Dinnel moved and Reinke seconded and the motion passed unanimously approving the week of May 11-17, 2003 as National Police Week, The grocery benefit for the library was discussed. Mayor Dinnel will prepare a thank-you letter to be sent to Bill's Super Value. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Council, Sellin moved the adjournment of the meeting and with no objections thereto, Dinnel adjourned the May 5, 2003 regular meeting of the Ortonville City Council at 7:20 P.M. Chadeen K. Grossman, City Clerk-Administrator PROCEEDINGS OF THE 0RTONVILLE SCHOOL BOARD Monday, April 21,2003 The Ortonville Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, April 21, 2003 at 7:00 PM in the Library/Media Center. Members Present: James Nelson, Marlowe Klepet, Brant Zahrbock, Ron Thompson, Kathi Thymian and Jay Ross Also Present: Jeff Taylor, Superintendent, Julie Schneider, Terry Rheingans, Joel Stattelman, Liz Ketz, Pete Ziegler, Karen Jacobsen, and Arnold Souba. The meeting was called to order by Vice-Chair, Marlowe Klepel at 7:08 PM 03-49 M/Thompson, S/Thymian and unanimously carried to approve the agenda as presented. 03-50 M/Klepel, S/Thompson and unanimously carried to approve the following consent items: 03-50.1 Approve the meeting minutes for March 17, 2003, and April 10, 2003. 03-50.2 Approve the payment of April bills in the amount of $967,740.70. 03-50.3 Approve the cash balance sheet and investments. 03-50.4 Approve the appointment of Superintendent Jeff Taylor as LEA Representative for Title Programs, and authonze the filing of an application for the 2003.04 school year. Discussion Items: 03-51 MRVED Presentation: Pete Ziegler, Administrator, and Karen Jacobsen, Asst. Administrator of the Minnesota River Valley Education District (MRVED) described the services they currently provide to our district, and additional services that are available. 03-52 Place MCA Scores on Student Transcripts: The administration wanted the School Board to know that future MCA scores will be recorded on student transcripts. Since these scores will be used to measure a school's progress in meeting the "No Child Left Behind" requirements, many schools have initiated this practice. Action Items: 03-53 Minnesota High School League Membership 2003-04 School Year: M/Thymian, S/Zahrbock, and unanimously carried to approve the renewal of the Minnesota High School League Membership for 2003-04. 03-54 Capital Outlay Items & Projects 2003-04 School Year: Supt. Taylor presented a list of proposed capital outlay items for 2003-04. Due to possible legislative changes there was a M/Thymian, S/Klepel and unanimously carried to approve the purchase of textbooks, computer labs, and a used bus in the 2002-03 budget year. 03-55 Staffing Changes 2003-04 School Year: M/Zahrbock, S/Thompson and unanimously carded to approve the elimination of one (1) fifth grade instructor, and one (1) Kindergarten, instructor for the 2003-04 school year. 03-56 ESL Position (Termination of Position Based Upon Student Enrollment): M/Thymian, S/Ross and unanimously carried to Terminate the ESL Position for the 2003-04 school ar based upon student enrollment. is position will be reinstated if enrollment dictates. 03-57 Approve the Contracts of Justin Sawyer (Math Instructor, and Assistant Football Coach) for the 2003-04 School Year: M/Klepel, S/Zahrbock and unanimously carried to approve the contracts for Justin Sawyer as Math Instructor and Assistant Football Coach for 2003-04. 03-58 Approve the Co-curricular contracts for the fall of 2003-04: M/Thymian, S/Ross and unanimously carried to approve the Co-curricular contracts for the fall of 2003-04 as presented. 03-59 Approve the Request of Jay & Myra Mielitz to Enroll Their Children Through the Tuition Agreement With the Milbank School District: M/Thompson, S/Zahrbock and unanimously carrmd to approve the Tuition agreement request of Jay & Myra Mielitz. 30-60 Review Policy 411 and 411A - Retirement Incentive Policy: M/Thymian, S/Ross and unanimously carried to approve Policy 411 and 411A - Retirement Incentive Policy as presented. 03-61 Review Policy 406 Private Personnel Data: M/Thymian, S/Thompson and unanimously carried to approve Policy 406 - Private Personnel Data as presented. 03-62 Approve Offering Summer Program for Basic Skills Testing: M/Zahrbock, S/Ross and unanimously carried to approve offering a summer program for Basic Skills Testing. 03-63 Negotiations Strategy * Certified Staff: No action was needed at this time. Information Items: Board Member's Report: Thompson - The granite bench is ready to place. Klepe/ & Thymian - They both attended Phase IV Training in St. Cloud. A majority of the training was on "No Child Left Behind". They both reported that the training was very informative. Superintendent's Report: During the weekend of Apnl 11th, two windows in the school were shot out with what appears to be a BB gun. There was a playground accident on April 14th. Current enrollment figures indicate that eleven 9th grade Big Stone students, and seven 7th grade Bellingham students will be attending Ortonville School next year. Confirm Meeting Dates: May 19, 2003 - 7:00 PM - Library/Media Center - Regular School Board Meeting Adiourn: M/Ross, S/Thymian and unammously carried to adjourn at 9:06 PM. Brant E. Zahrbock, Clerk James A. 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