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notices OF July 6, 1999 County Board of met in the at 8:30 AM on Chairperson meeting to order Krueger, Lane, present. Also Attorney Bill Auditor Michelle le, seconded by approve the meeting Equalization seconded to approve the reports were ueger, seconded to convey and and Colleen as Parcel according to Right of ject 06. presented a lrding the sand / of the XDETS le Main Street is their position Will not affect the Stattelman of the arrived at the reported that resentative to County Lila Benson agreements for Motion made by Swigerd to enter the townships of Motion made by by Krueger and agreements with Wentland for and Benson motion made Maas and of the 1999: Dictaphone Hills Resort Machines ,lement 124.65; Milbank MN Dept of of Corrections 105.00; 1; PAR 108.90; Becca Reisdorph 90; Smith & Auditors TIP, Inc. chin 102.48; US orms Unlimited L48; U of MN-WC fl,604.14. 1.500.00; BRIDGE IKON ; Jerome Jennen & Parts 329.91; .60; Newman States Stone 2,166.02; Terra West Central 2,503.94. not exceeding t of claims not 1. seconded by retain all funds & Wildlife for any seconded )rove the for an Liquor License. Discussion was held on the possible upcoming changes to the taxation of transmission and distribution lines. Following a short break, a call was placed to James Moore, union representative, for clarification on the clothing allowance in the Highway Department labor contract. County Engineer Darrell Pettis updated the Board on Highway Department activities. County Attorney Watson arrived back at the meeting. Pettis reported that the Toqua Park rip rap project is on hold until the DNR permit is received. County Engineer Pettis informed the Board that he had accepted a position with LeSueur County and his last day would be July 23, 1999. A letter of resignation will be forthcoming. Discussion was held on County Ditch #4. Commissioner Maas, County Engineer Pettis and County Attorney Watson will attend a meeting on July 15, 1999, at the office of Rinke-Noonan regarding this ditch. County Engineer Pettis reported that Terry Kirk and the union have verbally agreed to the Memorandum of Agreement Regarding Change in Position. Discussion was held on the impact to pay equity. Discussion was held on the need for spraying on County Ditch #8. Board consensus was to use aerial spraying. Motion made by Maas, seconded by Swigerd and carried to adopt the following resolution: 99-26 WHEREAS, it appears to the County Board of the County of Big Stone that the road hereinafter described should be revoked as a County State Aid Highway under the provisions of Minnesota Laws. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the County Board of the County of Big Stone that the road described as follows, to.wit: COUNTY STATE AID HIGHWAY NO. 15 Beginning at a point on the south county line approximately 1,355 feet east of the northwest corner of Section 28, Township 121 North, Range 46 West; thence along the established centerline of the public road described as follows: From said point of beginning following a general northerly direction through the west half of the west half of Section 21, Township 121 North, Range 46 West to a point on the Minnesota - South Dakota State Line, said point being located approximately 913.7 feet north of the west quarter corner of said Section 21, Township 121 North, Range 46 West and there terminating, being 0.80 miles in length. be, and hereby is revoked as a County State Aid Highway of said County, subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Transportation of the State of Minnesota. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to forward two certified copies of this resolution to the Commissioner of Transportation for his consideration. Motion made by Krueger, seconded ,by Lane and carried to adopt the following resolution: ....... 99-27 WHEREAS, it appears to the County Board of the County of Big Stone that the road hereinafter described should be revoked as a County State Aid Highway under the provisions of Minnesota Laws. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the County Board of the County of Big Stone that the road described as follows, to-wit: COUNTY STATE AID HIGHWAY NO. 37 Beginning at a point on County State Aid Highway No. 15, approximately 417 feet east and 231 feet north of the west quarter corner of Section 21, Township 121 North, Range 46 West; thence northeasterly across Section 21 and 16, Township 121 North, Range 46 West to a point on Trunk Highway No. 12, approximately 1,395 feet west and 980 feet south of the north quarter corner of said Section 16, in the City of Ortonville, and there terminating, being 1.35 miles in length. be, and hereby is revoked as a County State Aid Highway of said County, subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Transportation of the State of Minnesota. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to forward two certified copies of the resolution to the Commissioner of Transportation for his consideration. Motion made by Maas, seconded by Swigerd and carried to adopt the following resolution: 99-28 WHEREAS, it appears to the County Board of the County of Big Stone that the road hereinafter described should be established as a County State Aid Highway under the provisions of Minnesota Laws. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the County Board of the County of Big Stone that the road described as follows, to.wit: COUNTY STATE AID HIGHWAY NO. 15 Beginning at a point on the south county line approximately 1,227 feet east of the northwest corner of Section 28, Township 121 North, Range 46 West; thence along the proposed centerline of the public road, as shown on Big Stone County Highway Right of Way Plat #99-1, described as follows: From said point of beginning following a general northerly direction through the west half of Section 21, Township 121 North, Range 46 West to a point on the north line of said Section 21, Township 121 North, Range 46 West, said point being located approximately 1,017 feet east of the northwest corner of said Section 21, Township 121 North, Range 46 West, also being the south limits of Ortonville; thence continuing northeasterly along the established centerline of the public road through the west half of Section 16, Township 121 North, Range 46 West to a point on Trunk Highway 12 approximately 1,395 feet west and 980 feet south of the north quarter corner of said Section 16, Township 121 North, Range 46 West and there terminating, being 1.95 miles in length. be, and hereby is established, located and designated as a County State Aid Highway of said County, subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Transportation of the State of Minnesota. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to forward two certified copies of this resolution to the Commissioner of Transportation for his consideration, and that upon his approval of the designation of said road or portion thereof, that same be constructed, improved and maintained as a County State Aid Highway of the County of Big Stone, to be numbered and known as County State Aid Highway No. 15. Motion made by Swigerd, seconded by Krueger and carried to adopt the following resolution: 99-29 WHEREAS, it appears to the County Board of the County of Big Stone that the road hereinafter described should be established as a County Highway under the;,iovisions of Minnesota Laws, NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the County Board of the County of Big Stone that the road described as follows, to-wit: COUNTY HIGHWAY NO. 47 Beginning at a point on County State Aid Highway No. 15, approximately 218 feet east and 2,226 feet south of the northwest corner of Section 21, Township 121 North, Range 46 West; thence along the proposed center line of the public road as shown on Big Stone County Highway Right of Way Plat #99-1 described as follows: From said point of beginning following in a westerly direction to a point on the west line of said Section 21, Township 121 North, Range 46 West, also being the Minnesota - South Dakota State Line; thence Work flexible Call toll- IN Boston, NY, information/ap- Nannies, 5768 or GIFTS & Chdst- Free 5. ;WANTED: Up to $60001 work. 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New unused trade-ins, still crated. 40 trim... $3,495. 40 non-trim... $3,195. 25 Tiller electric... $2,595.800/361 -2628. www.pinewoodsports.com. , .,,, continuing north along said state line to a point approximately 1,690 feet south of the northwest corner of Section 21, Township 121 North, Range 46 West and there terminating, being 0.20 miles in length. be, and hereby is established, located and designated as a County Highway of said County, subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Transportation of the State of Minnesota. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to forward two certified copies of this resolution the Commissioner of Transportation for his consideration, and that upon his approval of the designation of said road or portion thereof, that same be constructed, improved and maintained as a County State Aid Highway of the County of Big Stone, to be numbered and known as County Highway No. 47. At 11:00 AM, bids for the SAP 06. 615.02 and SAP 06-623.01 projects were opened and were as follows: AP 06-615-02 BIDDER AMOUNT D & C Dozing $283,181.78 Midwest Contractinn $306,270.78 Riley Bros. Construction $182,225.97 Red Lake Builders $293,927.43 States Borders Turf $198,297.09 Strom Construction $225,332.17 Bates Construction $182,428.91 AP 06-623-01 Bates Construction $974,702.40 Midwest Contracting $864,613.30 Red Lake Builders $934,273.30 Riley Bros. Construction $718,793.55 S.J. Louis Construction $1,084,841.34 County Engineer Pettis left the meeting to review the bids. Discussion was held with Mark Dybdal of Natural Resources Conservation Service and Dianne Radermacher of Upper MN River Watershed District on the erosion at Long Tom Dam. Motion made by Swigerd, seconded by Maas and carried to match up to $2,000.00 on a 50/50 grant. The Watershed District will be responsible for the grant application and supervision of this project. Upon recommendation by County Engineer Pettis, motion made by Maas, seconded by Swigerd and carried to accept the low bid of Riley Bros. Construction for SAP 06.615-02. Also upon the Engineer's recommendation, motion made by Swigerd, seconded by Maas and carried to accept the low bid of Riley Bros. Construction for SAP 06. 623-01. Gale Mittelstaedt, Family Services union representative, reported that there was an inadvertent omission of language in the contract. Motion made by Swigerd, seconded by Lane and carried to'insert Section 15.04, Subdivision 1 of the old contract into the new contract. Following a break for lunch, some labor negotiation discussion was held regarding the highway department contract and with several appointed department heads. No action was taken due to concerns with pay equity that need to be resolved. Environmental Officer Darren Wilke presented the Board with the proposed contract with Beth Tinklenberg for Environmental Educational Services. Motion made by Swigerd, seconded by Lane and carried to sign the contract. Discussion was held on financial assurance for gravel mining operations. Motion made by Krueger, seconded by Maas and carried to enforce financial assurance and set a bonding requirement at $2,500 per acre for a six.year period on the operator of any gravel mining operation. Environmental Officer Wilke introduced Josh Stevenson, GIS Senior Planner with the RDC, who g a presentation to the Board on GIS; ave Chairperson Torgerson declared the meeting adjourned to reconvene until Thursday, July 8 th at 1:00 PM. Chairperson Torgerson reconvened the meeting at 1:00 PM on Thursday, July 8, 1999, in the Commissioner's Room with Commissioners Krueger, Lane, Maas and Swigerd present. Also present was County Auditor Michelle Knutson. Discussion was held on pay equity. A telephone call was placed to Faith Zwemke, Pay Equity Coordinator with MN Department of Employee Relations, for further information and clarification. Auditor Knutson was instructed to run some numbers and report back to the Board with the results. Commissioner Swigerd was excused from the meeting. Motion made by Krueger, seconded by Maas and carried to authorize Chairperson Torgerson and Auditor Knutson to sign the labor agreement with the Highway Department for January 1, 1999 to December 31, 2001 Motion made by Krueger, seconded by Maas and carried to authorize Chairperson Torgerson and Auditor Knutson to sign the compensation agreement with the non-union employees for January 1, 1999 to December 31, 2001. Motion made by Lane, seconded by Maas and carried to advertise for a new Coun Engineer. Mohon made by Maas, seconded by Lane and carried to adjourn the meeting. Chairperson Torgerson declared the meeting adjourned at 2:45 PM. Michelle R. Knutson, Auditor David E. Torgerson, Chairperson Independent want ads II II ;11 II IIiIIIII II "' "11 Notices ] OPENING SOON IN BROWNS VALLEY, MN-"The Homemade Touch" craft consignment shop will be opening sometime in August. Watch for more information regard- ing my Grand Opening Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4-5. 26-2 Miscellaneous II GLENDA'S PET GROOMING. Now open. For an appointment, call 605-862-8203. 14-TF* EMOTIONAL CRISES OR PSY- CHIATRIC EMERGENCY? Call toll free 1-800-568-5955 (TDD accessi- ble) to initiate a professional and con- fidential immediate response. This 24-hour, 7-day-a-week emergency psychological service is made avail- able by the Big Stone County Welfare Board. 22-TF-EOW* ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA SHAm LINDQUIBT GROOMING & OBEDIENCE TRAINING ..... PHONE p201 8,,39:2237 .. 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WALLEYE NORTHERN BULLHEAD PERCH (19 weeks) IIII II III GRAND TOTAL OF $1,540 IN ,I;CRliwr W/LL   AWAY I IBIIIIII I II IIII II Catch & Release Category To pe=eve the f pepulon in gig Slone L=ke, thls Angters em erecl to tke it m this sver They *rod ot Ihe tail md Ihe me Ihe rmh. They vhould tn  lo the p4rticpat  slsltons. The pen=on catching and releaelg the  llSh eech week v be nognzed in Th Oaor indeder. ag with the winners in the her €=erteL Contest Rules: 1. Anyone may enter thls contest. Species eligible are 4. All ’,ntn will be weighed at one of the official Walleye, Northern, Bullhead and Perch. weigh-in stations ILted, All scales are state apprwed. 2 Only fresh fish are acceptable as entries. Flozen 5. Colatest runs through noon Friday each week, fish are not eligible. Entries accepted after that tinm apply to the following week. 3. Fish must be caught on Big Stone Lake, 6, Script money abe on|y for merchandise, not cash. I I I I OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN STATIONS • SoDak Supper Club & Lounge • Hartford Beach Resort • Bud's Bait Shop - I III III IIII II II 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 Ddve-ln Hartford Beach Resort Hilltop's Theatre of Seasons Cafe KoroIrz Shoes Larry's Reffigeration & Heating Ortonville Independent PamidB SoDak Supper Club & Lounge Too Mad Carl) Watch the Independent every Tuesday for weekly winners, season leaders, photo and stories on Minnesota's favorite sport..,fishingl INDEPENDENT Page 5b notices OF July 6, 1999 County Board of met in the at 8:30 AM on Chairperson meeting to order Krueger, Lane, present. Also Attorney Bill Auditor Michelle le, seconded by approve the meeting Equalization seconded to approve the reports were ueger, seconded to convey and and Colleen as Parcel according to Right of ject 06. presented a lrding the sand / of the XDETS le Main Street is their position Will not affect the Stattelman of the arrived at the reported that resentative to County Lila Benson agreements for Motion made by Swigerd to enter the townships of Motion made by by Krueger and agreements with Wentland for and Benson motion made Maas and of the 1999: Dictaphone Hills Resort Machines ,lement 124.65; Milbank MN Dept of of Corrections 105.00; 1; PAR 108.90; Becca Reisdorph 90; Smith & Auditors TIP, Inc. chin 102.48; US orms Unlimited L48; U of MN-WC fl,604.14. 1.500.00; BRIDGE IKON ; Jerome Jennen & Parts 329.91; .60; Newman States Stone 2,166.02; Terra West Central 2,503.94. not exceeding t of claims not 1. seconded by retain all funds & Wildlife for any seconded )rove the for an Liquor License. Discussion was held on the possible upcoming changes to the taxation of transmission and distribution lines. Following a short break, a call was placed to James Moore, union representative, for clarification on the clothing allowance in the Highway Department labor contract. County Engineer Darrell Pettis updated the Board on Highway Department activities. County Attorney Watson arrived back at the meeting. Pettis reported that the Toqua Park rip rap project is on hold until the DNR permit is received. County Engineer Pettis informed the Board that he had accepted a position with LeSueur County and his last day would be July 23, 1999. A letter of resignation will be forthcoming. Discussion was held on County Ditch #4. Commissioner Maas, County Engineer Pettis and County Attorney Watson will attend a meeting on July 15, 1999, at the office of Rinke-Noonan regarding this ditch. County Engineer Pettis reported that Terry Kirk and the union have verbally agreed to the Memorandum of Agreement Regarding Change in Position. Discussion was held on the impact to pay equity. Discussion was held on the need for spraying on County Ditch #8. Board consensus was to use aerial spraying. Motion made by Maas, seconded by Swigerd and carried to adopt the following resolution: 99-26 WHEREAS, it appears to the County Board of the County of Big Stone that the road hereinafter described should be revoked as a County State Aid Highway under the provisions of Minnesota Laws. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the County Board of the County of Big Stone that the road described as follows, to.wit: COUNTY STATE AID HIGHWAY NO. 15 Beginning at a point on the south county line approximately 1,355 feet east of the northwest corner of Section 28, Township 121 North, Range 46 West; thence along the established centerline of the public road described as follows: From said point of beginning following a general northerly direction through the west half of the west half of Section 21, Township 121 North, Range 46 West to a point on the Minnesota - South Dakota State Line, said point being located approximately 913.7 feet north of the west quarter corner of said Section 21, Township 121 North, Range 46 West and there terminating, being 0.80 miles in length. be, and hereby is revoked as a County State Aid Highway of said County, subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Transportation of the State of Minnesota. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to forward two certified copies of this resolution to the Commissioner of Transportation for his consideration. Motion made by Krueger, seconded ,by Lane and carried to adopt the following resolution: ....... 99-27 WHEREAS, it appears to the County Board of the County of Big Stone that the road hereinafter described should be revoked as a County State Aid Highway under the provisions of Minnesota Laws. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the County Board of the County of Big Stone that the road described as follows, to-wit: COUNTY STATE AID HIGHWAY NO. 37 Beginning at a point on County State Aid Highway No. 15, approximately 417 feet east and 231 feet north of the west quarter corner of Section 21, Township 121 North, Range 46 West; thence northeasterly across Section 21 and 16, Township 121 North, Range 46 West to a point on Trunk Highway No. 12, approximately 1,395 feet west and 980 feet south of the north quarter corner of said Section 16, in the City of Ortonville, and there terminating, being 1.35 miles in length. be, and hereby is revoked as a County State Aid Highway of said County, subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Transportation of the State of Minnesota. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to forward two certified copies of the resolution to the Commissioner of Transportation for his consideration. Motion made by Maas, seconded by Swigerd and carried to adopt the following resolution: 99-28 WHEREAS, it appears to the County Board of the County of Big Stone that the road hereinafter described should be established as a County State Aid Highway under the provisions of Minnesota Laws. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the County Board of the County of Big Stone that the road described as follows, to.wit: COUNTY STATE AID HIGHWAY NO. 15 Beginning at a point on the south county line approximately 1,227 feet east of the northwest corner of Section 28, Township 121 North, Range 46 West; thence along the proposed centerline of the public road, as shown on Big Stone County Highway Right of Way Plat #99-1, described as follows: From said point of beginning following a general northerly direction through the west half of Section 21, Township 121 North, Range 46 West to a point on the north line of said Section 21, Township 121 North, Range 46 West, said point being located approximately 1,017 feet east of the northwest corner of said Section 21, Township 121 North, Range 46 West, also being the south limits of Ortonville; thence continuing northeasterly along the established centerline of the public road through the west half of Section 16, Township 121 North, Range 46 West to a point on Trunk Highway 12 approximately 1,395 feet west and 980 feet south of the north quarter corner of said Section 16, Township 121 North, Range 46 West and there terminating, being 1.95 miles in length. be, and hereby is established, located and designated as a County State Aid Highway of said County, subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Transportation of the State of Minnesota. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to forward two certified copies of this resolution to the Commissioner of Transportation for his consideration, and that upon his approval of the designation of said road or portion thereof, that same be constructed, improved and maintained as a County State Aid Highway of the County of Big Stone, to be numbered and known as County State Aid Highway No. 15. Motion made by Swigerd, seconded by Krueger and carried to adopt the following resolution: 99-29 WHEREAS, it appears to the County Board of the County of Big Stone that the road hereinafter described should be established as a County Highway under the;,iovisions of Minnesota Laws, NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the County Board of the County of Big Stone that the road described as follows, to-wit: COUNTY HIGHWAY NO. 47 Beginning at a point on County State Aid Highway No. 15, approximately 218 feet east and 2,226 feet south of the northwest corner of Section 21, Township 121 North, Range 46 West; thence along the proposed center line of the public road as shown on Big Stone County Highway Right of Way Plat #99-1 described as follows: From said point of beginning following in a westerly direction to a point on the west line of said Section 21, Township 121 North, Range 46 West, also being the Minnesota - South Dakota State Line; thence Work flexible Call toll- IN Boston, NY, information/ap- Nannies, 5768 or GIFTS & Chdst- Free 5. ;WANTED: Up to $60001 work. Jobs Minnesota. generous For local Tsm Planks, beams. values NY save top of the call 800/869- NE. M HELP WANTED - DRIVERS a FINANCIAL DRIVER BUD MEYER TRUCK LINES $OVERDUE BILLS$111 Refrigerated hauling. *$1,000 silgn-on Ix)- Creditproblems? Consolidatedebtsl Same nus for exp. co. drivers. *Solo dnvers start day approval. Cut monthly payments to upto33’. Solodrivers&contractorscalltoll 50%. Become debt free. No application free: 877/283-6393. Graduate students: feesf 800/863-9006, ext. 878. www.help- 8001338-6428. pay-bills.com. DRIVERS-MARTEN TRANSPORT LESS THAN PERFECT CREDIT? *Another pay increase. *OTR *Drive more Need debt consolidationl Call Chase Man- miles. *Co. pd. lumpers. *Up to 38’ per hattan to get the financial relief you need mile. Call 800/395-3331. www.marten.com, through our innovative residential mortgage/ ............... refinance programs. Call now 8001554- DRIYER...ImmediateopaningsinourMtn- 3273. ©1999 The Chase Manhattan Cor- nesotaterminal. 15 day CDL tralning avail- poration. All nghts reserved. Equal Hous- able. Great pay & benefits, assigned equip- mg Lender. . ........... meat, dder programs. Swift Transportation "'" 877/232-2385. (eoe-m/f). "HOMEOWNERS" DRIVERS SMX Now hidng flatbed & van ddvers. Excellent pay & benefits. Home weekly. Call 800/ 328-2218. Smithway Motor XPress. Cohasset, MN. www.smxc.com. OWNER OPERATORS/ DRIVERS NEEDED Small company atmosphere. Exceptional pay package. All 48 states. 53' dry vans. Personalized dispatch. Call todayl SAV Express 8001356-2421. C.D,L. DRIVERS Now hidng experienced & inexperienced flatbed drivers. Good pay, excellent ben- efits with retirement. Pete Conventionals. Specialized hauling. Sioux City, Iowa. 800/ 831-0870. Harry - Dan. a NOTICES SHARE THE AMERICAN CULTURE With an exchange studentl High school students fron over 30 countries arriving in Use equity in home. 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New unused trade-ins, still crated. 40 trim... $3,495. 40 non-trim... $3,195. 25 Tiller electric... $2,595.800/361 -2628. www.pinewoodsports.com. , .,,, continuing north along said state line to a point approximately 1,690 feet south of the northwest corner of Section 21, Township 121 North, Range 46 West and there terminating, being 0.20 miles in length. be, and hereby is established, located and designated as a County Highway of said County, subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Transportation of the State of Minnesota. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to forward two certified copies of this resolution the Commissioner of Transportation for his consideration, and that upon his approval of the designation of said road or portion thereof, that same be constructed, improved and maintained as a County State Aid Highway of the County of Big Stone, to be numbered and known as County Highway No. 47. At 11:00 AM, bids for the SAP 06. 615.02 and SAP 06-623.01 projects were opened and were as follows: AP 06-615-02 BIDDER AMOUNT D & C Dozing $283,181.78 Midwest Contractinn $306,270.78 Riley Bros. Construction $182,225.97 Red Lake Builders $293,927.43 States Borders Turf $198,297.09 Strom Construction $225,332.17 Bates Construction $182,428.91 AP 06-623-01 Bates Construction $974,702.40 Midwest Contracting $864,613.30 Red Lake Builders $934,273.30 Riley Bros. Construction $718,793.55 S.J. Louis Construction $1,084,841.34 County Engineer Pettis left the meeting to review the bids. Discussion was held with Mark Dybdal of Natural Resources Conservation Service and Dianne Radermacher of Upper MN River Watershed District on the erosion at Long Tom Dam. Motion made by Swigerd, seconded by Maas and carried to match up to $2,000.00 on a 50/50 grant. The Watershed District will be responsible for the grant application and supervision of this project. Upon recommendation by County Engineer Pettis, motion made by Maas, seconded by Swigerd and carried to accept the low bid of Riley Bros. Construction for SAP 06.615-02. Also upon the Engineer's recommendation, motion made by Swigerd, seconded by Maas and carried to accept the low bid of Riley Bros. Construction for SAP 06. 623-01. Gale Mittelstaedt, Family Services union representative, reported that there was an inadvertent omission of language in the contract. Motion made by Swigerd, seconded by Lane and carried to'insert Section 15.04, Subdivision 1 of the old contract into the new contract. Following a break for lunch, some labor negotiation discussion was held regarding the highway department contract and with several appointed department heads. No action was taken due to concerns with pay equity that need to be resolved. Environmental Officer Darren Wilke presented the Board with the proposed contract with Beth Tinklenberg for Environmental Educational Services. Motion made by Swigerd, seconded by Lane and carried to sign the contract. Discussion was held on financial assurance for gravel mining operations. Motion made by Krueger, seconded by Maas and carried to enforce financial assurance and set a bonding requirement at $2,500 per acre for a six.year period on the operator of any gravel mining operation. Environmental Officer Wilke introduced Josh Stevenson, GIS Senior Planner with the RDC, who g a presentation to the Board on GIS; ave Chairperson Torgerson declared the meeting adjourned to reconvene until Thursday, July 8 th at 1:00 PM. Chairperson Torgerson reconvened the meeting at 1:00 PM on Thursday, July 8, 1999, in the Commissioner's Room with Commissioners Krueger, Lane, Maas and Swigerd present. Also present was County Auditor Michelle Knutson. Discussion was held on pay equity. A telephone call was placed to Faith Zwemke, Pay Equity Coordinator with MN Department of Employee Relations, for further information and clarification. Auditor Knutson was instructed to run some numbers and report back to the Board with the results. Commissioner Swigerd was excused from the meeting. Motion made by Krueger, seconded by Maas and carried to authorize Chairperson Torgerson and Auditor Knutson to sign the labor agreement with the Highway Department for January 1, 1999 to December 31, 2001 Motion made by Krueger, seconded by Maas and carried to authorize Chairperson Torgerson and Auditor Knutson to sign the compensation agreement with the non-union employees for January 1, 1999 to December 31, 2001. Motion made by Lane, seconded by Maas and carried to advertise for a new Coun Engineer. Mohon made by Maas, seconded by Lane and carried to adjourn the meeting. Chairperson Torgerson declared the meeting adjourned at 2:45 PM. Michelle R. Knutson, Auditor David E. Torgerson, Chairperson Independent want ads II II ;11 II IIiIIIII II "' "11 Notices ] OPENING SOON IN BROWNS VALLEY, MN-"The Homemade Touch" craft consignment shop will be opening sometime in August. Watch for more information regard- ing my Grand Opening Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4-5. 26-2 Miscellaneous II GLENDA'S PET GROOMING. Now open. For an appointment, call 605-862-8203. 14-TF* EMOTIONAL CRISES OR PSY- CHIATRIC EMERGENCY? Call toll free 1-800-568-5955 (TDD accessi- ble) to initiate a professional and con- fidential immediate response. This 24-hour, 7-day-a-week emergency psychological service is made avail- able by the Big Stone County Welfare Board. 22-TF-EOW* ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA SHAm LINDQUIBT GROOMING & OBEDIENCE TRAINING ..... PHONE p201 8,,39:2237 .. DRYWALL & PLASTERING Sheetrocldng • Taping • Texturing FREE ESTIMATES  Call Euenlngs, Contact Jim Karel= 320-568-2149 or John Oakes 3=o0039.3755 • II II In Memoriam IN MEMORIAM In loving memory of Craig Schultz, 1969-1993 A stream can have no ending, for the ocean never ends. A path winds on, though we can't always see around its bends. Our view must stop where earth meets sky, but both stretch on and on. We cannot see our loved ones, still we know they are not gone. For God has promised us a home through all etemity, Where life and love continue far beyond what we can see. 26-1 SHAR P EN YOU R HOOKS FOR TNE INDEPENDEN May 1 thru Sept. 10 PRIZES WEEKLY SEASON PRIZES Largest fish of each species entered each week will be eligible for • drawing at the end of the contest for at least $100. I! some weeks there are no fish entered in a particular category, the $15 prize will go toward the final drawing at the end of the contest in the same category. WALLEYE NORTHERN BULLHEAD PERCH (19 weeks) IIII II III GRAND TOTAL OF $1,540 IN ,I;CRliwr W/LL   AWAY I IBIIIIII I II IIII II Catch & Release Category To pe=eve the f pepulon in gig Slone L=ke, thls Angters em erecl to tke it m this sver They *rod ot Ihe tail md Ihe me Ihe rmh. They vhould tn  lo the p4rticpat  slsltons. The pen=on catching and releaelg the  llSh eech week v be nognzed in Th Oaor indeder. ag with the winners in the her €=erteL Contest Rules: 1. Anyone may enter thls contest. Species eligible are 4. All ’,ntn will be weighed at one of the official Walleye, Northern, Bullhead and Perch. weigh-in stations ILted, All scales are state apprwed. 2 Only fresh fish are acceptable as entries. Flozen 5. Colatest runs through noon Friday each week, fish are not eligible. Entries accepted after that tinm apply to the following week. 3. Fish must be caught on Big Stone Lake, 6, Script money abe on|y for merchandise, not cash. I I I I OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN STATIONS • SoDak Supper Club & Lounge • Hartford Beach Resort • Bud's Bait Shop - I III III IIII II II 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 Ddve-ln Hartford Beach Resort Hilltop's Theatre of Seasons Cafe KoroIrz Shoes Larry's Reffigeration & Heating Ortonville Independent PamidB SoDak Supper Club & Lounge Too Mad Carl) Watch the Independent every Tuesday for weekly winners, season leaders, photo and stories on Minnesota's favorite sport..,fishingl INDEPENDENT Page 5b