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Continued from last page smoke from their recreational" fires affect their neighbors. He asked the Clerk-Ad- ministrator to publicize the rules regard- ing recreational fires. e. Approval of Letter of Retirement from Police Chief Curtis Hormann-Acted on earlier in the meeting. f. Resolution Approving Renewal of Waste Management Contract Resolution 09-077 Approving Renewal of Waste Man- agement Contract Motion by Cunningham, second by Randleman to adopt Resolution 09-077, Approving Renewal of Waste Manage- ment Contract. Upon roll call vote the following voted Aye: Johnson, Anderson, Dorry, Berkner, Cunningham, Randleman. Nay: None. All in favor. 6-0. MCU. g. Approve MN DNR Water Supply Plan Motion by Cunningham, second by Randleman to approve Minnesota De- partment of Natural Resources Water Supply Plan. All in favor. 6-0. MCU. h. Resolution Appointing Council Member to Fill the Vacancy on the Or- tonville City Council Mayor Johnson reported that he had 3 applicants for the impending vacant council seat as follows: Mary Gustafson, Dan Cakes, David Dinnel. Motion by Randleman, second by An- derson to adopt Resolution Appointing Dan Cakes to Fill the Vacancy on the Or- tonville City Council. Council Member Dorry reported the May 4th City Council minutes stated that the vacancy would be filled in June thus giving the Council time to interview and consider applicants. He asked that the Council wait to make the decision until all the Council members were present. Meyer was missing from this meeting. Berkner said he wanted more time to con- sider candidates and asked that the deci- sion to name someone to the Council be delayed until the first meeting in June. He said he told a potential candidate that they had until the June meeting to apply. Randleman would like to move forward with an appointment this evening. Berkner stated it would create a separa- tion on the Council if they decided on an appointment without the full council pres- ent. Dorry asked Attorney Ash if he (Dorry) and Council Member Berkner left the meeting if the Council would have a quorum. Anderson suggested waiting until Council Member Meyer returns to make a decision on the appointment. Randleman withdrew his motion and Anderson withdrew his second. The mat- ter was tabled. Mayor Blair Johnson thanked John Cunningham for his years of service to the City. CITY CLERK-ADMINISTRATOR RE- PORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS: 13.a. Update: Small Cities Develop- ment Grant Program 13.b. Update: Columbian Hotel 13.c. Ortonville TIF District Creation and Potential TIF Bond Issue 13.d. Update: Sanitary Sewer Force- main Improvements along Big Stone Lake; Street and Utility Improvements on McCIoud Street-Public Hearing 7:00 PM- 05-18-09 13.e. Library Steps Grant Update 13.f. 2009-2010 Local Government Aid Update 13:g. MRES Bright Energy Solutions Rollout 13.h. Update: 2009 Taxiway and Apron Project-Ortonville Airport 13.i. Update: Central Park Erosion Control 13.j. UMVRD Know Your Region Training 13.k. 2009 Ortonville Archery Deer Hunt Chad Dale Krier Funeral services for Chad Krier were held on Friday, June 12, 2009, at 1:30 p.m at Grace Lutheran Church in Correll. Pastor Benjamin Pollock officiated at the services. Pat Radtke was the organist and the congregation sang "How Great Thou Art", "Amazing Grace", "The Lord's My Shepherd", and "I Know That My Redeemer Lives". Honorary Bearers were Chad's nieces and nephews. Casketbearers were Mike Danielson, Jacob 13.1. Update: Airport Window Re- placement 13.k. UMVRD Entrepreneur Training Sessions ADJOURNMENT: Mayor Johnson adjourned the meet- ing by Consensus at 9:55 PM. SPECIAL MEETING CITY OFFICE MEETING ROOM 315 Madison Avenue, Ortonville, MN Wednesday, May 27, 2009 5:00 P.M. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Blair Johnson called the Spe- cial Meeting of the Ortonville City Council to order at 5:00 P. M. Roll Call was taken with the following Present: Mayor Blair Johnson, Nick Anderson, Steve Berkner, Mike Dorry, Craig Randleman, Bob Meyer. Staff Present: Deputy City Clerk Susan Lundell, Public Works Director Tim Scherer. Media Present: Sue Kaercher Blake (Ortonville Independent). Also present: Bob Schliemann, Ulteig Engineers, Penny BayBridge, Ron Frauenshuh, David Tonn, Judy Nissen, Don Nissen, Julie Treinen, Paul Treinen, Roman Taffe, Carol Taffe, Laverne Kaye, Tom Kaye, Larry Amundson, Gary Voegtli, Pat Sester, Jim Sester, Lana Sand, Paul Sand, David Reupke, Janet Smith, Mar- ion Johnson, Roy Haugen, Roger Oehler, Marlise Gronholz, Rob Gronholz, William Lund, Sr William Lund Jr. and other in- terested citizens. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE 2009 UNDERGROUND UTILITY & STREET IMPROVEMENTS - MCCLOUD STREETAND THE FORCEMAIN RE- PLACEMENT WEST OF LAKE SHORE DRIVE: Bob ~;chliemann of Ulteig Engineering gave an overview of the proposed project. He stated that the forcemain has had to be repaired 3 times in the last few years and needs replacement. As a result of the replacement, sections of the road will have to be removed and rebuilt. Mayor Johnson stated that this is the optimum time to replace substandard roads in the Peninsula area because low interest loans and a possible 20% stimulus grant are available. He also stated that property owners would only be responsible for 30% of the cost of the project with the City paying 70%. Schliemann stated the assessments for the project would most likely appear on the tax statements in 2011 if the City proceeds this year. He reported that the application for the stimulus money needs to be submitted as soon as possible as the grant money is dispersed on a first come-first serve basis. He urged the Council to ask for bids now to find out what the cost of the project would be. He said that bids were coming in low with the downturn in the economy. If the Council wants to back out at that time, they are not obligated to award a bid. Berkner stated there were viable ar- guments against curb and gutter and the extra width of the road because of the costs. Meyer asked that the project be put on the back burner and wait for a couple of years for the economy to improve. He would like to see the sewer repaired but wanted to postpone the curb and gutter and street portion. Randleman stated that the 32' wide street with curb and gutter should be in- stalled at the time of the forcemain repair as the project fits in with the City's Com- prehensive Plan. Anderson agreed that the 32' wide street with curb and gutter should be the standard for the City. Motion by Randleman, second by An- derson to adopt Resolution Approving Plans and Specifications and Ordering Advertisement for Bids-McCIoud Street Forecemain and Street and Utility Im- provement Project. Discussion and questions followed. Berkner asked if the Council would consider bidding the project both ways, namely with a 22' wide street and a 32' wide street. Schliemann said there would be additional engineering time involved but said he could get another set of bid documents ready in a week. Randleman asked that they act on the motion to in- clude a 32' wide street section. Upon roll call vote the following voted Aye: Randleman, Anderson, Johnson, Berkner. Nay: Meyer, Dorry. 4-2. Motion failed. (4/5 vote needed) Motion by Berkner to proceed with the project with a 22' street section with curb and gutter. There being no second, the motion failed. Bob Schliemann, Engineer with Ulteig, stated he would keep the .engineering work on file for the City's use should the Council decide to proceed. CONSIDER AND APPROVE CERTAIN POLICE DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL HIRING AND APPOINTMENT DECI- SIONS: Resolution Approving hiring Gary Din- nel as interim Police Chief Motion by Dorry, second by Berkner to adopt Resolution 09-078 Approving Hir- ing Gary Dinnel as Interim Police Chief. Upon roll call vote the following voted Aye: Johnson, Anderson, Dorry, Meyer, Randleman, Berkner. Nay: None. All in favor. 6-0. MCU. ADJOURNMENT: Mayor Johnson adjourned the meet- ing by consensus at 5:30 P. M. APPROVEi Blair Johnson Mayor ATTEST: David A. Lang Clerk-Administrator MCCL thoughts for life ! :::::::::::::::::::::::: ::::::::::::::::::::::: ? NATIONAL GUARD FAMILY MEMBERS were treated to a fishing outing, courtesy of the Big Stone Walleye Club and Let's Go Fishing last weekend. Families of the Ortonville Guardunit were given pontoon rides and guided fishing trips on Big Stone Lake. Several walleye, sheephead, silver bass and northern were caught by the youth. Pizza was served and drawings were held.The event was in appreciation of the sacrifice the guards and their families make to protect our country's freedom. By Carol Karels I don't have all the statistics but from what I recall we need 2.7 births to have a population grow. European women are having an average of 1.5 and the average age are the elderly. They have a huge problem with those working supporting many people and it is all bound to explode one day. Interesting though is the amount of people has not gone down because Muslim countries are growing and many are moving to France, England, Italy and all of Europe. The U.S.A's population growth is holding its own at this time but it may be due to the Hispanic people here. So who is pushing abortion and why? - Danielson, Scott Walters, Stevespending time with his nieces, Walters, Richard Lund, and Joelnephews, and friends. Kavanagh. Interment was in the Chad died unexpectedly at his Appleton City Cemetery. home on Sunday, June 7th. He had Chad Dale Krier was born on July attained 36 years, 10 months, and 28 9, 1972, at Appleton, to Dale and days of age. Mary (Rodengen) Krier. He was He is survived by his parents, Dale baptized on August 20, 1972, and and Mary Krier, of Odessa; brother confirmed on May 18, 1986, both at Jason (Kathy) Krier of Chokio; sister Grace Lutheran Church in Correll. Katie Krier (friend Nick Strand) of He graduated from Ortonville High Odessa; five nieces and nephews: ,School in 1990 and then attended St. Ashley, Calvin, and Collin Krier, and Cloud Technical College in the Dylan and Quentin Strand; aunts, welding program. After technical uncles, cousins, and other relatives. college he returned to the farm and He is preceded in death by his farmed With his family. As hobbies grandparents: Glenn and Ruby Krier Chad enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting, and Ansel and Mayme Rodengen; fishing, trap shooting, and watching aunts, uncles, and cousins. NASCAR racing. He enjoyed Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) infec- notes University of Nebraska small eties, Truman had the lowest severity tion levels are ranging from low to grains breeder Stephen Baenziger. (oen percent)across all locations." quite high in Midwest wheat fields this "Initially, we were very hot and dry at In southern Illinois, where most of year, according to university small flowering; but after flowering finished, that state's wheat acreage is located, a grain specialists. Commonly referred it got wet and cool." Some southeast- survey of nine counties showed scab in to as "scab," this disease, caused by the ern Nebraska wheat fields did flower every wheat field examined, reports fungus Fusarium graminearum, can during the rainy spell; but as of early Carl Bradley, University of Illinois ex- produce significant yield losses, as June it was too early to determine tension plant pathologist. The per- well as serious grain quality issues due whether they were incurring signifi- centage of infected heads ranged from to the presence of the mycotoxin cant scab infection 17 percent up to 100 percent. known as "DON" (deoxynivalenol). A team of university specialists The Illinois wheat disease survey The region's most troublesome scab viewed wheat at flowering to just past was continuing as of the second week areas in 2008 were in Nebraska and flowering during a June 9 tour of the of June, moving through the central Kansas, where the disease was fueled central Nebraska Panhandle. They and northern districts of the state. As by significant rainfall during late May found trace levels of stripe rust, leaf of June 11, surveyed wheat fields in and early June. This year, however, rust and tan spot. Scab was beginning central Illinois (north of Interstate 70) much of Kansas appears to be escap- to show up as well, reports UN-Lin- were showing less scab than those to ing serious scab problems. Bill coin extension plant pathologist the south. Bockus, Kansas State University plant Stephen Wegulo. Frequent rainfall in Bradley estimates that about 20 per- pathologist, toured the northeastern this area from about two weeks before cent of this year's Illinois wheat part of the state on June 10 while flowering - almost unheard of in the acreage was sprayed with a fungicide wheat was in the soft- to medium- Nebraska Panhandle - increased the for control of scab. He emphasizes dough stage. Of the 10 random com- risk of scab. that research both in Illinois and else- mercial fields he examined, he found "The bottom line is that we have where indicates that planting a moder- scab in just two - one with just a trace seen scab in eastern Nebraska and in ately resistant variety, along with the and the other with about half of one the Panhandle, and the risk has in- use of an effective fungicide, is the percent. "I expect northeast Kansas to creased for later-maturing wheat most effective management strategy not have problems with scab this year," throughout the state," Wegulo ob- for controlling scab. Bockus says. serves. "But earlier-maturing wheat - The 2009 Fusarium Head Blight sit- KSU extension plant pathologist especially in the southern tier of south uation in Indiana was not favorableas Erick De Wolf reports a similar sce- central and eastern Nebraska - escaped of the second week of June. "FHB is nario in north central Kansas, where he scab due to dry conditions preceding very severe and widespread south of found only trace levels of FHB as of flowering and into flowering. Some Indianapolis - and especially in south- early June. losses are expected, but they will be west and southeast Indiana," reports The situation is different in the considerably less than those experi- Indiana University agronomist Herb state's southeastern district, however, enced in 2007 and 2008." Ohm. Yield losses on fields planted to "Scab will be a significant production To the east, the 2009 Missourisusceptible varieties will be at least 15 issue in southeast Kansas again this wheat crop is experiencing widespread percent and perhaps closer to 30 per- year, making for three straight years of Fusarium Head Blight due to persist- cent, Ohm believes. above-normal levels of head scab in ent rainfall through the heading win- Disease levels were much lower at this region," De Wolf remarks. "The dow of all varieties. As of June 10, Lafayette as of June 10, although that's 2009 season was extremely favorable scab severity appeared to be highest in still early in the season for northern In- for the development of head scab in the southeastern and southwestern diana. As in other states, university tri- southeastern Kansas." As of early parts of the state. "However, scab is als are reflecting a much lower disease June, he was noting disease severity evident in the central and north regions index (incidence x severity in infected levels from 10 percent to more than 70 as well," note University of Missouri spikes) in certain lines. For instance, percent in the district. "Some fields wheat breeder Anne McKendry and the disease index in Ohm's nursery at will not be harvested and represent a extension plant pathologist Laura Evansville for one line being prepared total loss for producers2 he states. Sweets. for likely release was just four percent. The scab situation in east central Though good FHB infection level That compared with indexes of as high Kansas was still indeterminate as of data from commercial fields were not as 50 percent for certain susceptible early June, so KSU evaluations for that available, McKendry believes variety varieties. district were not yet available, selection will play a significant role in Wheat and barley growers in all To the north, Nebraska may have overall losses to scab in Missouri. states are encouraged to visit the U.S. largely dodged the scab ogre in 2009. Wheat varieties with known levels of Wheat & Barley Scab Initiative's web- The state incurred significant damage resistance - e.g Truman, Bess, Roane site - http://www.scabusa.org/ - for from FHB last year due to continu- - averaged less than three percent links to information on harvesting ously wet conditions during the wheat severity in the 2009 official state trials, scabby wheat fields, testing for DON, flowering period, according to McKendry, while ap- marketing scabby grain, crop insur- "Most of the eastern [Nebraska] proximately one-third of tested vari- ance adjustments for DON, and other wheat flowered four to seven days be- eties averaged in excess of 10 percent scab-related postharvest issues. fore we got our rainy spell" this year, across all locations. "Among all vail- Friday & Saturday, June 19th & 2( Gift Certificates Available. -- I We guarantee our work. Estimates! Where one call does it al .t Lawn Care. & Landscaping N. 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