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notices | JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION STON E OF HEARING FOR FORMAL OF WILL AND OF PERSONAL IN ADMINISTRATION CREDITORS a/k/a/ PERSONS AND and Notice is hereby the 29th day of it 8:30 o'clock a.m., a in the above named Minnesota, for the of an instrument the will of the above dated February 11, thereto, and for the Arndt whose Box 267G, Ortonville, representative above named unsupervised any objections with the Court. end no objections are resentative will the estate, to pay all legal debts, expenses, and sell property, and do all the estate. ,ject to ALL ms against said present the same or to the br within four months this notice or said 1999 Peter A. Heft, Judge Julie Berger, ' Court Administrator r278 14, 1999) HEARING given that the City will meet in the City ers located at 315 e at 7:00 p.m. on 4, 1999 to consider portion of MacCall Lot 1, Block 7 State's Addition, City with the plat office of County the County of Big  desire to be heaRI stret " meeting. COUNCIL Roman C. Taffe, Clerk-Administrator 1C9rt)f Ortonville rCOURT OF HEARING OF OF IN CREDITORS PERSONS AND Notice is hereby :he 29th day of 8:30 o'clock a.m., a in the above named Minnesota, for the of an instrument will of the above May 29, 1981, )nt (,f Ann V. )x 79, Correll, r, as personal estate of the above in supervised any )bjections rith te Court. no objections are )resentative will )r the estate, to all legal debts, and sell and do all estate. Upon the a final account shall distdbuta the thereunto entitled and close the ivan that ALL "ns a: ainst said serr e same or to the four months notice or said 1999 Peter A. Heft, Judge Diana Shelstad, Court Administrator 1999) PUBLIC NOTICE HEARING The Big Stone County Housing and Redevelopment Authority will hold a Public Hearing for the purpose of obtaining citizen's comments regarding the County's proposed application to the Minnesota Department of Trade & Economic Development for Small Cities Development Program Funds totaling $600,000. Activities included in the proposal are: Owner/Occupied Housing Rehabilitation for twenty-two (22) housing units County-Wide The hearing will take place at the Big Stone County HRA Office located at 133 NW Second Street, Ortonville, MN 56278 on Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 2:30 p.m. You may also mail your comments to: Mary R. Beling 133 NW Second St. Ortonville, MN 56278 Such letters must be postmarked no later than September 15, 1999. (Sept. 7, 14, 1999) PROCEEDINGS OF THE ORTONVILLE CITY COUNCIL MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 1999 CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS 7:00 P.M. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Ellingson called the regular meeting of the Ortonville City Council to order at 7:07 p.m. Roll call was taken and the following were present: Mel Reinke, Mike Dorry, Bill Hynnek, Dan Oakes, Mary Gustafson, absent: George Elliott. City Staff Present: Roman Taffe, Paul Tinklenberg, Roger Anderson Media Present: Ryan Stattelman, Stacy Dammer Others Present: Mel Domine, Weston Schneck, Mona Strege, Dean Strege, James Strege, Bob Paulson, Roger Bird AGENDA AMENDMENTS: The following agenda amendments were offered by Hynnek and seconded by Reinke and the motion did pass unanimously to approve the following agenda amendments: New Business: Flood Policy amendment State Park closing Juvenile Ioitenng CITIZENS TO BE HEARD: Mel Domine, Cenex manager, addressed the Council concernin his opposition to the proposed conditmnal use permit for Strege Auto's salvage operation. Roger Bird informed the Council that land along Hwy 75 adjacent to the City industrial park was available for purchase. He said a price of $150,000 was agreed upon for the roughly 68 acres of land. Ellingson moved and Hynnek seconded and the motion passed unanimously directing the EDA to pursue the purchase of the approximately 68 acres of land from Aden LaCombe and era Mae George for the pdce of $150,000. Qakes moved and Reinke seconded tlftefoliowihg resolution be adopted:  RESOLUTION 99-78 RESOLUTION DIRECTING COMMENCEMENT OF ANNEXATION OF LACOMBE LAND BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Ortonville that the Clerk-Administrator is hereby instructed to work with the City Attorney's office to immediately proceed with the annexation of the lands owned by Aden LaCombe and Ora Mac George in Section Nine (9), Township 123, Range 46, Big Stone County, Minnesota adjacent to the boundades of the City of Ortonville. Upon roll call vote the following voted in favor: Ellingson, Oakes, Gustafson, Dorry, Hynnek, Reinke, and the following voted against: none. Elliott was absent. Whereupon resolution 99-78 was declared approved and adopted this 16th day of August 1999. Next, Paul Tinklenberg spoke at the request of Mayor Ellingson regarding an incident at the golf course during the past weekend. He stated that city owned golf carts were made available by the clubhouse manager to guests at a wedding reception at the clubhouse on Saturday evening for pleasure dding and carts were observed ddving across sand traps and road ditches. CONSENT AGENDA: Oakes moved and Hynnek seconded and the motion passed unanimously approving the consent agenda as presented with the exception of the Planning & Zoning minutes, Park Board minutes, EDA minutes. Utility Committee minutes, and Bills. REPORTS/MINUTES OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES, COMMISSIONS: Oakss moved and Hynnek seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the 812/99 minutes of the City Council are approved as presented. Oakes moved and Hynnek seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the 8/9/99 minutes of the Golf Board are approved as presented. Ellingson moved and Reinke seconded and the motion passed unanimously tabling the 8/10/99 minutes of the Planning Commission until the next Council meeting. Oakes moved and Hynnek seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the vadance request of Dave and Joan Hasslen to construct an 8' x 24' addition to the front of their home which will be 18' from their front property line is approved. Oakes moved and Hynnek seconded and the motion passed unanimously that Lots 3 & 4 of Outlet 119, and Outlet 172, City of Ortonville are rezoned to Industrial-One classification. Gustafson moved and Oakes seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the conditional use permit request by Strege Auto Parts to operate an auto salvage operation in an I-1 zone until the 9/7/99 Council meeting is tabled. Ellingson appointed himself, Hynnek, and Taffe to meet with City Attorney to work out the details of the conditional use permit for presentation to the Council at its next regular meeting. uorry Informed the Council that there was not a quorum present at the scheduled 8/12/99 Park Board meeting and therefore the information provided from that meeting did not constitute official meeting minutes. Oakes moved and Hynnek seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the 8/2/99 minutes of the Airport Board are hereby approved as presented. Reinke moved and Gustafson seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the 8/11199 minutes of the EDA Board with the exception of item "e" of new business are approved. Ellingson moved and Oakes seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the 8/2/99 minutes of the Utility Committee as presented are approve(]. Oakes moved and Hynnek seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the 8/11199 minutes of the Street Committee as presented are approved. NEW BUSINESS: Oakes moved and Hynnek seconded and it passed unanimously that the Truth in Taxation headng dates are set for Nov. 30, 1999 with a continuation headnl if necessary for Dec. 14, 1999 and with further instructions for the Clerk-Administrator to certify said dates to the County Auditor as set forth by State Statute. Oakes moved and Hynnek seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the meeting date for the Ortonville City Council for the first meeting in September is changed from the 6th to the 7th due to the Labor Day holiday. Oakes moved and Hynnek seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the liquor license renewal for Holly Amst for Mama's Italian Kitchen through June 30, 2000 is approved. Oakes moved and Hynnek seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the request for a Sunday on-sale liquor license for the Moose Lodge is approved. Ellingson moved and Relnke seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 99-79 RESOLUTION APPROVING AMENDMENT #2 OF THE COMMERCIAL VOLUNTARY ACQUISmON PROGRAM POUCIES & PROCEDURES BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Ortonville that Section V #1 (Purchase Offer) to the City of Ortonvllle's Commercial Voluntary Acquisition Program Policies and Procedures is amended to read as follows: V 1 Purchase Offer Owners of property purchased on or before April 8, 1997 will be offered 200% of the pre-flood value for their property as descnbed in Section IV. For property that was purchased after Ajdl 8, 1997, the value in the purchase offer will be based on the post flood sale pnce, not the pre-flood value. Upon roll call vote the following voted in favor: Ellingson, Oakes, Gustafson, Dorry, Hynnek, Reinke, and the following voted against: none Elliott was absent. Whereupon resolution 99-79 was declared approved and adopted this 16th day of August 1999. Next, Dorry presented a draft of a letter requesting the State of Minnesota change its decision to close the Big Stone Lake State Park early. Reinke moved and Oakes seconded and the motion passed unanimously that a letter be typed on City of Ortonville letterhead, signed by the Council and sent to the Govemor and other appropriate parties asking to keep the Big Stone Lake State Park open until the usual pestyears' closing date and to increase funding of same. Hynnek addressed the Council regarding his concerns over juvenile Ioitenng on Main Street. After discussion it was the consensus of the Council to instruct the police force to increase the enforcement of local ordinances relative to this concern. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Council, Reinke moved and Ellingson seconded and the motion passed adjourning the Aug. 2nd meeting of the Ortonville City Council at 8:53 p.m. SPECIAL SESSION WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1999 CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS 5:00 P.M. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Ellingson called the special meeting of the Ortonville City Council to order at 5:20 p.m. Roll call was taken and the following were present: Mel Reinke, Mike Dorry, Mary Gustafson, absent: George Elliott, Dan Oakss, Bill Hynnek City Staff Present: Roman Taffe, Roger Anderson Media Present: none Others Present: Jim Schulz, Mike Tdplett, Aden Giese PUBLIC HEARING: At 5:21 Mayor Ellingson opened the public hearing for the purpose of discussion of proposed water line extensions within the City of Ortonvllle. All who wished to were heard and the following is a summary of their respective concerns and complaints: Complaints: none After all who wished to had been heard, Elllngson closed the public headng at 5:51. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Council, Relnke moved and Ellingson seconded and the motion passed adjouming the Aug. 18th special meeting of the Ortonvllle City Council at 5:51 p.m. Roman C Taffe, City Clerk-Administrator David Ellingson, Mayor PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIG STONE COUNTY BOARD August 17, 1999 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met In the Commissioner's Room at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, August 17, 1999. Chairperson Torgerson called the meeting to order with Commissioners Krueger, Lane, Maas and Swlgerd present. Also present was County Auditor Michelle Knutson. Motion made by Swlgerd, seconded by Maas and carried to approve the minutes of the July 27 th special meeting and the August 3'= regular meeting. Motion made by Lane, seconded by Krueger and carried to approve the agenda with noted additions. Committee reports were presented. Sue Dahlhauser of Meedowbrook Insurance presented the MCIT Risk Management Report for BL8 Stone County. Motion made by Maas, seconded by Swigerd and carried to adopt the following resolution a's presented by Mary Belin8 of BiStone County HRA: WHEREAS, the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, State of Minnesota, has been authorized to undertake a program to provide loans to property owners for the purpose of housing rehabilitation; and WHEREAS, Big Stone County has developed an application as an Administering Entity for the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Rehabilitation Loan Programs; and WHEREAS, Big Stone County has demonstrated the ability to perform the required activities of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Rehabilitation Loan Programs. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Big Stone County Housing Authority is hereby authorized as an entity to be charged with administration of funds made available through the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Rehabilitation Loan Programs, in the County of Big Stone. Motion made by Krueger, seconded by Lane and carried to adopt the following resolution: 99-34 BE IT RESOLVED that Big Stone County act as the legal sponsor for project(s) contained in the Business and Community Development Application to be submitted on September 30, 1999, and that the Chairman is hereby authorized to apply to the Department of Trade and Economic Development for funding of this Project on behalf of Big Stone County. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that BIg Stone County has the legal authority to apply for financial assistance and the institutional, managerlal, and financial capability to ensure adequate construction, operation, maintenance and replacement of the project for its design life. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Big Stone County has not violated any Federal, State or Local laws pertaining to fraud, bribery, iraft, kickbacks, collusion, conflict of interest or other unlawful or corrupt practice. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that upon approval of its application by the State, Big Stone County may enter into an agreement with the State of Minnesota for the abovereferenced project(s) end that Big Stone County certifies that it will comply with all applicable laws and regulations as stated in all contract agreements and described on the Compliance Section (FP.IO) of the Business and Community Development Application. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chairman of the Board is hereby authorized to execute such agreements as ere necessary to implement the project(s) on behalf of the applicant: Following a short break, Alan and Dab Karsky were present to express their concerns over the situation with their mound septic system. Environmental Officer Darren Wilke and Mary Baling were also present for the discussion. Karskys will contact a designer and work on resolving the problem. Environmental Officer WIIke updated the Board on the proposed land treatment plot for Tri.County Co.op's petroleum contaminated soil. Motion made by Krueger, seconded by Maas and carried to approve the Co-op's bulk plant property as the location for the land treatment. Discussion was held on the septic roblem at the Homrighausen/ ogunrelf property by Odessa Motion made by Krueger, seconded by Maas and carried to table any action pending legal opinion. Environmental Officer Wilke updated the Board on the feedtot management program. Motion made by Swigerd, seconded by Lane and carried to support the Manure Resource Project with Jeff Lopez. Commissioner Krueger and Auditor Knutson were excused from the meeting. Deputy Auditor Sharon Finke attended the meeting during Auditor Knutson's absence. Patrick Budgett, the Economic Development Planner for the RDC, requested the Board to support the combining of the Original and Recapitallzation Loan Pools of the Western Minnesota Revolving Loan Fund. Motion made by Lane, seconded by Swlgerd end carried to adopt the following resolution: 99-35 WHEREAS, the five counties in the service area of the Western Minnesota Revolving Loan Fund (WesMN RLF) share a common economic base and a common history of economic change and stress; and WHEREAS, the Counties of Big Stone, Chippewa end Swift were part of the Original Fund with a three county combined match of $117,000, which was twenty.five percent of the total Original Fund and Lac qui Parle end Yellow Medicine joined with the original three for the Recapitallzatlon Fund with a five county combined match of $101,690, which was twenty.five percent of the Recapitallzation Fund; end WHEREAS, over the past years, the WesMN RLF has made loans in all five counties; and WHEREAS, the goals of the WesMN RLF Is job creation and retention that benefits the region as a whole. BE IT RESOLVED, that the WesMN RLF Loan Board supports the combination of the Original and Recapitalizatlon Loan Pools for relending; end ALSO, BE IT RESOLVED, that the WesMN RLF, upon dissolution of the corporation, the board of directors shall, after payment of all liabilities of the corporation, distribute the entire net assets remaining in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations, and for such purpose as shall qualify as exempt activities under Section 501(cX3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or corresponding provision of any future United States Revenue Law); and if ever disbanded and the Economic Development Administration allows local distribution of existing funds, said distribution will be done pro.rata consistent with the percentages of match dollars contributed by participating counties. Discussion followed on county efforts in economic development. Commissioner Krueger and Auditor Knutson returned to the meeting. Interim Engineer Marlyn Hanson and Gary Haugen were present for a discussion on spraying ditches and seeding spoils along Joint Ditch #7. Motion made by Swigerd, seconded by Krueger and carried to adopt the following resolution: 90-36 BE IT RESOLVED that Douglas Tomschin act as the legal sponsor for project(s) contained in the County Veterans Service Officers Grant Application submitted on August 17, 1999, and that the County Veterans Service Officer is hereby authorized to receive grant funds from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs for funding of this project on behalf of Big Stone County. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Douglas Tomschin has the legal authority to apply for financial assistance, and the institutional, managerial, and financial capability to ensure adequate construction, operation, maintenance and replacement of the proposed project. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Big Stone County has not violated any Federal, State or local laws pertaining to fraud, bribery, graft, kickbacks, collusion, conflict of interest or other unlawful or corrupt practices. Motion made by Lane, seconded by Maas and carried to authorize payment of the following claims on August 20, 1999: COUNTY REVENUE American Communications 557.95; Benton County Treasurer 402.50; Carlson Drywall 2,540.00; Cenex 119.60; Chanute Radar Service 106.26; Computer Professionals 2,159.50; Douglas County Sheriff 1,750.00; First National Bank 186.38; Geo.Comm 1,672.13; Grtfflth Hardware 115.13; Holiday Inn Express 333.35; Hutchinson Telephone 1,832.72; IBM 117.03; Mtchelle Knutson 179.04; MN Dept of Admln 300.00; Office Systems 278.33; Ortonville Independent 673.72; Otrey Lake Gallery 134.98; Nash Perrine 149.70; Becca Reisdorph 546.00; Rinke.Noonan 200.00; Royal Flush Sanitation 340.00; Schaffer Lawn Care 106.52; Tri.State Water 150.92; U of MN 305.00; Viking Office Products 109.28; William Watson 577.39; Walkers 101.12; West Central Regional Juvenile Center 460.00. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Clara Andrews 500.00; Computer Professionals 175.00; Ortonville Independent 136.39; Strege's Recycling 124.56. COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE Earl Anderson 537.73; Bi8 Stone Co-op 317.08; Computer Professionals 307.50; Farm Plan 264.17; Grant County Implement 100.00; Hancock Concrete Products 1,746.21; Henrlch & Sons 131.00; Midwest Truck & Parts 138.59; Newman Traffic Signs 553.80; Royal Flush Sanitation 115.00; Star Tribune 702.00; Terra International 2,099.64; Zep Manufacturing 412.03; Ziegler 234.83. COUNTY DITCHES Rinke.Noonan 1,882.75. Number of claims not exceeding $100- 58. Dollar amount of claims not exceeding $100- $2,390.75. Motion made by Lane, seconded by Swigerd and carried to approve the application of Nook), Run Softball for an On.Sale Malt Liquor License for a softball tournament on September 3.6, 1999, at Toque Park. Following a break for lunch, discussion was held on County Ditch #4 with County Attorney Bill Watson, Jim Lund, Verden Gerber, John Boots, Gary Hoffman of SWCD, Ron Bergen of Sioux Engineering and Ryan Stattelman of the Ortonville Independent present. County Attorney Watson summarized the sequence of events regarding the ditch project. John Jaschke of BWSR telephoned to report that he will be sendinl, the suey report that was completed oy their engmeen A call was' then placed to Gerald Von Korff of Rinke.Noonan for clarification of the County's options on moving forward with the project. Von Korff recommended that the County look at the survey data and revisit the issue during their special meeting to be held on Monday. Motion made by Maas, seconded by Krueger to continue the discussion to Monday, August 23, 1999, after Sioux Engineering has reviewed the data. Sheriff Joe Bernlng was present to discuss the hiring of a part.time deputy. Motion made by Lane, seconded by Krueger and carried to hire Robert Meyer as a part.time deputy. The Board also gave Sheriff Bernln8 permission to advertise for another deputy to help while Deputy Haukos is on leave of absence to Kosovo. Motion made by Lane, seconded by Krueger and carried to adopt the following resolution: 99-37 WHEREAS, BIg Stone County is in need of a county engineer; and WHEREAS, counties are having difficulty in recruiting qualified candidates due to the marketability of the position; and WHEREAS, BigStone County has found it necessary to make a temporary adjustment to the salary schedule for a county engineer to attract qualified candidates. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Big Stone County Board of Commissioners will temporarily adjust the salary schedule for the county enginssrposition. The Board then went over a questionnaire sent out by the Office of Legislative Auditors regarding the County's overall opinion on State mandates. County Attorney Watson telephoned to inform the Board that he had received no response on the letter he sent to Gary Leistico of Rinke.Noonan, attorney for Dallas I. Hanson Construction regarding the Main Street Industries building. Motion made by Maas, seconded by Lane and carried to authorize County Attorney Watson to prepare the notice to the surety company that the project has not been completed. Motion made by Krueger, seconded by Swigerd and carried to adjourn the meeting. Chairperson Torgerson declared the meeting adjourned at 4:20 PM. Mtchelle R. Knutson, Auditor David E. Torgerson, Chairperson SPECIAL MEETING August 23, 1999 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Room at 9:00 AM on Monday, August 23, 1999. Chairperson Torgerson called the meeting to order with,P_,ommissioners Krueger, Maas and Swigerd present. Also present were Ron Bergen of Sioux Engineering, Gary Hoffman of SWCD, Jim Lund, John Boots and County Auditor Michelle Knutson. Discussion was held on the engineer's survey done by BWSR on County Ditch #4 and a eel/was placed to John Jaschke of BWSR. Jaschke will contact Gerald Von Korff of Rinke. Noonan by the end of this week to work out the final proposal. He will also contact the DNR to lift the Cease & Desist Order. Motion made Maas, seconded by Swi6erd and carried to authorize Sioux Engineering to survey the area by County Ditch #4 and develop a design plan that would aid drainage in and around the City of Odessa. Motion made by Swigerd, seconded by Krueger and carried to authorize Chairperson Torgerson to sign the Amendment to Long Tom Dam Grant Agreement for an additional $2,500. Motion made by Krueger, seconded by Swigerd to send a letter of support for the MN Planning Grant being submitted by the Upper Minnesota Valley RDC. A call was placed to Von Korff to uDdate him on the issues discussed regarding County Ditch #4. He will be in touch with County Attorne; Watson. The Board then rev,ewed the applications received for the County Engineer position. The remainder of the meeting was spent reviewing the county budget for 2000. Motion made by Maas, seconded by Krueger and carried to adjourn the meeting. Chairperson Torgerson declared the meeting adjourned at 3:10 PM. Michelle R. Knutson, Auditor David E. Torgerson, Chairperson Ib00raryfesUv00 set for Oct, 9 - 10 The Annual Literary Festival at Blue Cloud Abbey, Marvin SD will feature the production of Maxims, Monarchy and Sir Thomas More in the abbey church at 8:15 on Saturday evening, Oct. 9. The full-length solo play is coauthored by Rapid City residents, Anna Marie and Graham Thatcher, the subjects of an article in the current issue of South Dakota Magazine. Graham Thatcher, pictured, plays the part of Sir Thomas, spent many summers as an actor and director at the Black Hills Playhouse. He and his wife, Anna Marie, an attorney, returned to the Black Hills in 1997 after living in St. Paul for 10 years. CLASSIFIED ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS PUBLIC NOTICE The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations will conduct an accreditation survey of Sioux Valley Hospitals & Health System from October 18 through November 10. The purpose of the survey will be to evaluate the organization's compliance with nationally established Joint Commission standards. The survey results will be used to determine whether, and the conditions under which acoreditation should be awarded the organization. Joint Commission standards deal with organizational quality of care issues and the safety of the environment in which care is provided. Anyone believing that he or she has pertinent and valid information about such matters may request a public information interview with the Joint Commission's field representatives at the time of the survey. Information presented at the interview will be .carefully evaluated for relevance to the acoreditation process. Requests for a public information interview must be made in wdting and should be sent to the Joint Commission no later than five working days before the survey begins. The request must also indicate the nature of the information to be provided at the interview. Such requests should be addressed to: Division of AccredRation Operations Organization Liaison Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations One Renaissance Boulevard Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 The Joint Commission will acknowledge such requests in writing or by telephone and will inform the organization of the request for any interview. The organization will, in turn, notify the interviewee of the date, time, and place of the meeting. This notice is posted in accordance with the Joint Commission's requirements. i , i Ni H i 14,1999 00INDEPENDENT Page llb notices JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION HEARING FORMAL r' OF PERSONAL IN ) ADMINISTRATION TO CREDITORS a/k/a/ PERSONS AND and Notice is hereby the 29th day of 8:30 o'clock a.m., a the above named Minnesota, for the of an instrument the will of the above dated February 11, thereto, and for the Arndt whose 267G, Ortonville, representative above named unsupervised any objections with the Court. and no objections are )resentative will estate, to pay all legal debts, expenses, and sell property, and do all the estate. that l(b) ns a! said same to the within four months notice or said 1999 Peter A. Hoff, Judge Julie Berger, Court Administrator try7 8 14, 1999) :HEARING given that the City will meet in the City 'era located at 315 te at 7:00 p.m. on 4, 1999 to consider portion of MacCall Lot 1, Block 7 Addition, City with the plat office of County the County of Big desire to be hesRI stre TM ;ITY COUNCIL Roman C. Taffe, Clerk-Administrator 14, 1 "'"';)f Ortonville DISTRICT COURT DIVISION HEARING PROBATE OF IN In'ORS , VAa PERSONS AND Notice is hereby 29th day of 8:30 o'clock a.m., a in the above named , Minnesota, for the of an instrument will of the above 29, 1981, Ann V. 79, Correll, ,, as personal estate of the above i mtpervised any objections vith he Court. no objections are )resentative will ar thai estate, to all debts, and sell ,roperty, and do all the estate, Upon , the a final account shall distdbuta the entitled C, :, and close the ivan that ALL ms against said esen L tl le same or to the Within four months his notice or said 1999 Peter A. Heft, Judge Diana Shelstad, Court Administrator 1999) PUBLIC NOTICE HEARING The Big Stone County Housing and Redevelopment Authority will hold a Public Hearing for the purpose of obtaining citizen's comments regarding the County's proposed application to the Minnesota Department of Trade & Economic Development for Small Cities Development Program Funds totaling $600,000. Activities included in the proposal are: Owner/Occupied Housing Rehabilitation for twenty-two (22) housing units County-Wide The heanng will take place at the Big Stone County HRA Office located at 133 NW Second Street, Ortonville, MN 56278 on Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 2:30 p.m. You may also mail your comments to: Mary R. Beling 133 NW Second St. Ortonville, MN 56278 Such letters must be postmarked no later than September 15, 1999. (Sept. 7, 14, 1999) PROCEEDINGS OF THE ORTONVILLE CITY COUNCIL MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 1999 CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS 7:00 P.M. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Ellingson called the regular meeting of the Ortonville City Council to order at 7:07 p.m. Roll call was taken and the following were present: Mel Reinke, Mike Dorry, Bill Hynnek, Dan Oakes, Mary Gustafson, absent: George Elliott. City Staff Present: Roman Taffe, Paul Tinklenberg, Roger Anderson Media Present: Ryan Stattelman, Stacy Dammer Othem Present: Mel Domine, Weston Schneck, Mona Strege, Dean Stree, James Strege, Bob Paulson, Roger Bird AGENDA AMENDMENTS: The following agenda amendments were offered by Hynnek and seconded by Reinke and the motion did pass unanimously to approve the following agenda amendments: New Business: Flood Policy amendment State Park closing Juvenile Ioitenng CITIZENS TO BE HEARD: Mel Domine, Cenex manager, addressed the Council concernin his opposition to the proposed conditmnal use permit for Strege Auto's salvage operation. Roger Bird informed the Council that land along Hwy 75 adjacent to the City industrial park was available for purchase. He said a price of $150,000 was agreed upon for the roughly 68 acres of land. Ellingson moved and Hynnek seconded and the motion passed unanimously directing the EDA to pursue the purchase of the approximately 68 acres of land from Aden LaCombe and Ors Mac George for the pdce of $150,000. Qa.kes moved and Reinke seconded tltefoliowlhg resolution be adopted:  RESOLUTION 99-78 RESOLUTION DIRECTING COMMENCEMENT OF ANNEXATION OF LACOMBE LAND BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Ortonville that the Clerk-Administrator is hereby instructed to work with the City Attorney's office to immediately proceed with the annexation of the lands owned by Aden LaCombe and era Mae George in Section Nine (9), Township 123, Range 46, Big Stone County, Minnesota adjacent to the boundaries of the City of Ortonville. Upon roll call vote the following voted in favor: Ellingson, Oakes, Gustafson, Dorry, Hynnek, Reinke, and the following voted against: none. Elliott was absent. Whereupon resolution 99-78 was declared approved and adopted this 16th day of August 1999. Next, Paul Tinklenberg spoke at the request of Mayor Ellingson regarding an incident at the golf course during the past weekend. He stated that city owned golf carts were made available by the clubhouse manager to guests at a wedding reception at the clubhouse on Saturday evening for pleasure dding and carts were observed ddving across sand traps and road ditches. CONSENT AGENDA: Oakes moved and Hynnek seconded and the motion passed unanimously approving the consent agenda as presented with the exception of the Planning & Zoning minutes, Park Board minutes, EDA minutes. Utility Committee minutes, and Bills. REPORTS/MINUTES OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES, COMMISSIONS: Oakes moved and Hynnek seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the 812199 minutes of the City Council am approved as pmsentad. Oakes moved and Hynnek seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the 8/9/99 minutes of the Golf Board am approved as presented. Ellingson moved and Reinke seconded and the motion passed unanimously tabling the 8110/99 minutes of the Planning Commission until the next Council meeting. Oakes moved and Hynnek seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the variance request of Dave and Joan Hasslen to construct an 8' x 24' addition to the front of their home which will be 18' from their front property line is approved. Oakes moved and Hynnek seconded and the motion passed unanimously that Lots 3 & 4 of Outlet 119, and Outlet 172, City of Ortonvllle am rezoned to Industrial-One classification. Gustafson moved and Oakes seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the conditional use permit request by Stings Auto Parts to opemta an auto salvage operation in an i-1 zone until the 9/7/99 Council meeting is tabled. Ellingson appointed himself, Hynnek, and Taffe to meet with City Attomey to work out the details of the conditional use permit for presentation to the Council at its next regular meeting. Dorry Informed the Council that them was not a quorum present at the scheduled 8/12/99 Park Board meeting and therefore the information provided from that meeting did not constitute official meeting minutes. Oakes moved and Hynnek seconded 14,1999 and the motion passed unanimously that the 8/2/99 minutes of the Airport Board are hereby approved as presented. Reinke moved and Gustafson seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the 8/11199 minutes of the EDA Board with the exception of item "e" of new business are approved. Ellingson moved and Oakes seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the 8/2/99 minutes of the Utility Committee as presented are approve(]. Oakes moved and Hynnek seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the 8/11/99 minutes of the Street Committee as presented are approved. NEW BUSINESS: Oakes moved and Hynnek seconded and it passed unanimously that the Truth in Taxation headng dates am set for Nov. 30, 1999 with a continuation headnQ if necessary for Dec. 14, 1999 and wtth further instructions for the Clerk-Administrator to certify said dates to the County Auditor as set forth by State Statute. Oakes moved and Hynnek seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the meeting date for the Ortonville City Council for the first meeting in September is changed from the 6th to the 7th due to the Labor Day holiday. Oakes moved and Hynnek seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the liquor license renewal for Holly Amst for Mama's Italian Kitchen through June 30, 2000 is approved. Oakes moved and Hynnek seconded and the motion passed unanimously that the request for a Sunday on-sale liquor license for the Moose Lodge is approved. Eflingson moved and Relnke seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 99-79 RESOLUTION APPROVING AMENDMENT #2 OF THE COMMERCIAL VOLUNTARY ACQUISITION PROGRAM POUCIES & PROCEDURES BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Ortonvtlle that Section V #1 (Purchase Offer) to the City of Ortonvllle's Commercial Voluntary Acquisition Program Policies and Procedures is amended to mad as follows: V 1 Purchase Offer Owners of property purchased on or before April 8, 1997 will be offered 200% of the pre-flood value for their property as descnbed in Section IV. For property that was purchased after Apdl 8, 1997, the value in the purchase offer will be based on the post flood sale pnce, not the pro-flood value. Upon roll call vote the following voted in favor: Ellingson, Oakes, Gustafson, Dorry, Hynnek, Reinke, and the following voted against: none. Elliott was absent. Whereupon resolution 99-79 was declared approved and adopted this 16th day of August 1999. Next, Dorry presented a draft of a letter requesting the State of Minnesota change its decision to close the Big Stone Lake State Park early. Reinke moved and Oakes seconded and the motion passed unanimously that a letter be typed on City of Ortonville letterhead, signed by the Council and sent to the Govemor and other appropriate parties asking to keep the Big Stone Lake State Park open until the usual pestyeam' closing date and to increase funding of same. Hynnek addressed the Council regarding his concerns over juvenile Ioitenng on Main Street. After discussion it was the consensus of the Council to instruct the police force to Increase the enforcement of local ordinances relative to this concern. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Council, Reinke moved and Ellingson seconded and the motion passed adjourning the Aug. 2nd meeting of the Ortonville City Council at 8:53 p.m. SPECIAL SESSION WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1999 CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS 5:00 P.M. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Ellingson called the special meeting of the Ortonville City Council to order at 5:20 p.m. Roll call was taken and the following were present: Mel Reinke, Mike Dorry, Mary Gustafson, absent: George Elliott, Dan Oakes, Bill Hynnek City Staff Present: Roman Teffe, Roger Anderson Media Present: none Others Present: Jim Schulz, Mike Tdplett, Aden Giese PUBLIC HEARING: At 5:21 Mayor Ellingson opened the public hearing for the purpose of discussion of proposed water line extensions within the City of Ortonvllle. All who wished to were heard and the following is a summary of their respective concerns end complaints: Complaints: none After all who wished to had been heard, Elllngson closed the public heanng at 5:51. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Council, Relnke moved and Ellingson seconded and the motion passed adjouming the Aug. lath special meeting ot the Ortonvllle City Council st 5:51 p.m. Roman C Taffe, City Clerk-Administrator David Ellingson, Mayor PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIG STONE COUNTY BOARD August 17, 1999 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met In the Commissioner's Room at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, August 17, 1999. Chairperson Torgerson called the meeting to order with Commissioners Krueger, Lane, Mass and Swlgerd present. Also present was County Auditor Michelle Knutson. Motion made by Swigerd, seconded by Maas and carried to approve the minutes of the July 27 th special meeting and the August 3'= regular meeting. Motion made by Lane, seconded by Krueger and carried to approve the agenda with noted additions. Committee reports were presented. Sue Dahlhauser of Meadowbrook Insurance presented the MCIT Risk Management Report for BL8 Stone County. Motion made by Maas, seconded by Swigerd and carried to adopt the following resolution a's presented by Mary Bellng of BiStone County HRA: WHEREAS, the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, State of Minnesota, has been authorized to undertake a program to provide loans to property owners for the purpose of housing rehabilitation; and WHEREAS, Big Stone County has developed an application as an Administering Entity for the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Rehabilitation Loan Programs; and WHEREAS, Big Stone County has demonstrated the ability to perform the required activities of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Rehabilitation Loan Programs. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Big Stone County Housing Authority is hereby authorized as an entity to be charged with administration of funds made available through the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Rehabilitation Loan Programs, in the County of Big Stone. Motion made by Krueger, seconded by Lane and carried to adopt the following resolution: 99-34 BE IT RESOLVED that Big Stone County act as the legal sponsor for project(s) contained in the Business and Community Development Application to be submitted on September 30, 1999, and that the Chairman Is hereby authorized to apply to the Department of Trade and Economic Development for funding of this Project on behalf of Big Stone County. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that BIg Stone County has the legal authority to apply for financial assistance and the institutional, managerial, and financial capability to ensure adequate construction, operation, maintenance and replacement of the project for its design life. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Big Stone County has not violated any Federal, State or Local laws pertaining to fraud, bribery, iraft, kickbacks, collusion, conflict of interest or other unlawful or corrupt practice. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that upon approval of its application by the State, Big Stone County may enter into an agreement with the State of Minnesota for the above.referenced project(s) and that Big Stone County certifies that it will comply with all applicable laws and regulations as stated in all contract agreements and described on the Compliance Section (FP.IO) of the Business and Community Development Application. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chairman of the Board is hereby authorized to execute such agreements as are necessary to implement the project(s) on behalf of the applicant: Following a short break, Alan and Deb Karsky were present to express their concerns over the situation with their mound septic system. Environmental Officer Darmn Wilke and Mary Beling were also present for the discussion. Karskys will contact a designer and work on resolving the problem. Environmental Officer WIIke updated the Board on the proposed land treatment plot for Tri.County Co.op's petroleum contaminated soil. Motion made by Krueger, seconded by Maas and carried to approve the Co-op's bulk plant property as the location for the land treatment. Discussion was held on the septic roblem at the Homrighausen/ ogenrelf property by Odessa. Motion made by Krueger, seconded by Mass and carried to table any action pending legal opinion. Environmental Officer Wilke updated the Board on the feadtot management program. Motion made by Swiserd, seconded by Lane and carried to support the Manure Resource Project with Jeff Lopez. Commissioner Krueger and Auditor Knutson were excused from the meeting. Deputy Auditor Sharon Finke attended the meeting during Auditor Knutson's absence. Patrick Budsett, the Economic Development Planner for the RDC, requested the Board to support the combining of the Original and Recapitallzation Loan Pools of the Western Minnesota Revolving Loan Fund. Motion made by Lane, seconded by Swlgerd and carried to adopt the following resolution: 99-35 WHEREAS, the five counties in the service area of the Western Minnesota Revolving Loan Fund ONesMN RLF) share a common economic base and a common history of economic change and stress; and WHEREAS, the Counties of Big Stone, Chippewa and Swift were part of the Original Fund with a three county combined match of $117,000, which was twenty.five percent of the total Original Fund and Lac qui Parle and Yellow Medicine joined with the original three for the Recapitallzatlon Fund with a five county combined match of $101,690, which was twenty.five percent of the Recapitallzation Fund; and WHEREAS, over the past years, the WesMN RLF has made loans in all five counties; and WHEREAS, the goals of the WesMN RLF is job creation and retention that benefits the region as a whole. BE IT RESOLVED, that the WesMN RLF Loan Board supports the combination of the Original and Recapitalizatlon Loan Pools for relending; and ALSO, BE IT RESOLVED, that the WesMN RLF, upon dissolution of the corporation, the board of directors shall, after payment of all liabilities of the corporation, distribute the entire net assets remaining in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations, and for such purpose as shall qualify as exempt activities under Section 501(cX3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or corresponding provision of any future United States Revenue Law); and if ever disbanded and the Economic Development Administration allows local distribution of existing funds, said distribution will be done pro.rata consistent with the percentages of match dollars contributed by participating counties. Discussion followed on county efforts in economic development. Commissioner Krueger and Auditor Knutson returned to the meeting. Intedm Engineer Marlyn Hanson and Gary Haugen were present for a discussion on spraying ditches and seeding spoils alon( Joint Ditch #7. Motion made by Swigerd, seconded by Krueger and carried to adopt the following resolution: aS-Z6 BE IT RESOLVED that Douglas Tomschin act as the legal sponsor for DEPENDENT project(s) contained in the County Veterans Service Officers Grant Application submitted on August 17, 1999, and that the County Veterans Service Officer is hereby authorized to receive grant funds from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs for funding of this project on behalf of Big Stone County. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Douglas Tomschin haSrfo the legal authority to apply financial assistance, and the institutional, managerial, and financial capability to ensure adequate construction, operation, maintenance and replacement of the proposed project. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Big Stone County has not violated any Federal, State or local laws pertaining to fraud, bribery, graft, kickbacks, collusion, conflict of interest or other unlawful or corrupt practices. Motion made by Lane, seconded by Mass and carried to authorize payment of the following claims on August 20, 1999: COUNTY REVENUE American Communications 557.95; Benton County Treasurer 402.50; Carlson Drywall 2,540.00; Cenex 119.60; Chanute Radar Service 106.26; Computer Professionals 2,159.50; Douglas County Sheriff 1,750.00; First National Bank 186.38; Geo.Comm 1,672.13; Grtffith Hardware 115.13; Holiday Inn Express 333.35; Hutchinson Telephone 1,832.72; IBM 117.03; Mtchelle Knutson 179.04; MN Dept of Admln 300.00; Office Systems 278.33; Ortonville Independent 673.72; Otrey Lake Gallery 134.98; Nash Perrine 149.70; Becca Reisdorph 546.00; Rinke.Noonan 200.00; Royal Flush Sanitation 340.00; Schaffer Lawn Care 106.52; Tri.State Water 150.92; U of MN 305.00; Viking Office Products 109.28; William Watson 577.39; Walkers 101.12; West Central Regional Juvenile Center 460.00. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Clara Andrews 500.00; Computer Professionals 175.00; Ortonville Independent 136.39; Strege's Recycling 124.56. COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE Earl Anderson 537.73; Bi8 Stone Co-op 317.08; Computer Professionals 307.50; Farm Plan 264.17; Grant County Implement 100.00; Hancock Concrete Products 1,746.21; Henrich & Sons 131.00; Midwest Truck & Parts 138.59; Newman Traffic Signs 553.80; Royal Flush Sanitation 115.00; Star Tribune 702.00; Terra International 2,099.64; Zep Manufacturing 412.03; Ziegler 234.83. COUNTY DITCHES Rinke.Noonan 1,882.75. Number of claims not exceeding $100- 58. Dollar amount of claims not exceeding $100- $2,390.75. Motion made by Lane, seconded by Swigerd and carried to approve the application of Nooky Run Softball for an On.Sale Malt Liquor License for a softball tournament on September 3.6, 1999, at Toqua Park. Following a break for lunch, discussion was held on County Ditch #4 with County Attorney Bill Watson, Jim Lund, Verden Gerber, John Boots, Gary Hoffman of SWCD, Ron Bergen of Sioux Engineering and Ryan Stattelman of the Ortonville Independent present. County Attorney Watson summarized the sequence of events regarding the ditch project. John Jaschke of BWSR telephoned to report that he will be sending the survey report that was completed by thelreng|neen A call was' then placed to Gerald Von Korff of Rinke-Noonan for clarification of the County's options on moving forward with the project. Von Korff recommended that the County look at the survey data and revisit the Issue during their special meeting to be held on Monday. Motion made by Maas, seconded by Krueger to continue the discussion to Monday, August 23, 1999, after Sioux Engineering has reviewed the data. Sheriff Joe Bernlng was present to discuss the hiring of a part.time deputy. Motion made by Lane, seconded by Krueger and carried to hire Robert Meyer as a part.time deputy. The Board also gave Sheriff Bernln8 permission to advertise for another deputy to help while Deputy Haukos is on leave of absence to Kosovo. Motion made by Lane, seconded by Krueger and carried to adopt the following resolution: 99-37 WHEREAS, Big Stone County is in need of a county engineer; and WHEREAS, counties are having difficulty in recruiting qualified candidates due to the marketability of the position; and WHEREAS, BigStone County has found it necessary to make a temporary adjustment to the salary schedule for a county engineer to attract qualified candidates. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Big Stone County Board of Commissioners will temporarily adjust the salary schedule for the county enineerposition. The Board then went over a questionnaire sent out by the Office of Legislative Auditors regarding the County's overall opinion on State mandates. County Attorney Watson telephoned to inform the Board that he had received no response on the letter he sent to Gary Leistico of Rinke.Noonan, attorney for Dallas I. Hanson Construction regarding the Main Street Industries building. Motion made by Maas, seconded by Lane and carried to authorize County Attorney Watson to prepare the notice to the surety company that the project has not been completed. Motion made by Krueger, seconded by Swigerd and carried to adjourn the meeting. Chairperson Torgerson declared the meeting adjourned at 4:20 PM. Michelle R. Knutson, Auditor David E. Torgerson, Chairperson SPECIAL MEETING August 23, 1999 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Room at 9:00 AM on Monday, August 23, 1999. Chairperson Torgerson called the meeting to order with'Commissioners Krueger, Maas and Swigerd present. Also present were Ron Bergen of Sioux Engineering, Gary Hoffman of SWCD, Jim Lund, John Boots and County Auditor Michelle Knutson. Discussion was held on the engineer's survey done by BWSR on County Ditch #4 and a ca,was placed to John Jaschke of BWSR. Jaschke will contact Gerald Von Korff of Rinke. Noonan by the end of this week to work out the final proposal. He will also contact the DNR to lift the Cease & Desist Order. Motion made Mass, seconded by Swi6erd and carried to authorize Sioux Engineering to survey the area by County Ditch #4 and develop a design plan that would aid drainage in and around the City of Odessa. Motion made by Swigerd, seconded by Krueger and carried to authorize Chairperson Torgerson to sign the Amendment to Long Tom Dam Grant Agreement for an additional $2,500. Motion made by Krueger, seconded by Swiserd to send a letter of support for the MN Planning Grant being submitted by the Upper Minnesota Valley RDC. A call was placed to Von Korff to update him on the issues discussed regarding County Ditch #4. He will be in touch with County Attorne; Watson. The Board then rev,ewed the applications received for the County Engineer position. The remainder of the meeting was spent reviewing the county budget for 2000. Motion made by Maas, seconded by Krueser and carried to adjourn the meeting. Chairperson Torgerson declared the meeting adjourned at 3:10 PM. Michelle R. Knutson, Auditor David E. Torgerson, Chairperson set for Oct. 9 10 The Annual Literary Festival at Blue Cloud Abbey, Marvin SD will feature the production of Maxims, Monarchy and Sir Thomas More in the abbey church at 8:15 on Saturday evening, Oct. 9. The full-length solo play is coauthored by Rapid City residents, Anna Marie and Graham Thatcher, the subjects of an article in the current issue of South Dakota Magazine. Graham Thatcher, pictured, plays the part of Sir Thomas, spent many summers as an actor and director at the Black Hills Playhouse. He and his wife, Anna Marie, an attorney, returned to the Black Hills in 1997 after living in St. Paul for 10 years. 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