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Deere due to pricing changes and savings [ L Motion by Olson, seconded by Sandberg and carried to support the Engineer's recommendation and not allow farm tiling parallel to the county roads in the right-of-way due to the impact on downstream landowners. Discussion was held on the flooding issues on Hwy 28. Motion by Olson, seconded by Wulff and carried to authorize up to $10,000 for maintenance on County Ditch #2. Engineer Anderson provided an update on the US Hwy 12 tiling project. Discussion was held on water issues by Swenson Lake. Motion by Olson and seconded by Wulff to assess a $500 outlet fee for the tile permit to use County Ditch #30. Motion carried with Commissioner Berning voting Nay. Following discussion, motion by Wulff, seconded by Olson and carried to do a redetermination of benefits on County Ditch #30. Engineer Anderson provided an update on the process to change the highway functional class for roads on the CSAH system. Due to the absence of Attorney Watson, the discussion on the recording of County Ditches was tabled until the next meeting. John Meyer from the National Guard was present to explain the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Program and request that the County become a Yellow Ribbon Community. The program is designed to create awareness for the purpose of connecting Service members and their families with community support, training, services and resources. Meyer requested that a steering committee be formed. Commissioner Sandberg asked that each commissioner think of a person in their district that could serve on the committee and report back at the next meeting. Discussion was held on the preliminary 2011 County budget. Motion by Olson, seconded by Bern,rig and carried to adopt the following resolution: 2011-39 BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that the proposed 2012 budget be approved and the gross levy be established at $4,607,059. The public meeting to take comments on the proposed budget and levy will be held on Thursday, December 1=at 6:00 PM in the Commissioner's Room. Chairman Athey adjourned the meeting at 12:04 PM. Michelle R. Knutson, Auditor Wade Athey, Chairman Public notices to the County. Obituaries Engineer Anderson provided a review of the various construction projects. PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIG STONE COUNTY BOARD September 6, 2011 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Room at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, September 6, 2011. Chairman Athey called the meeting to order with Commissioners Bern,rig, Olson, Sandberg and Wulff present. Also present were County Attorney Bill Watson and County Auditor Michelle Knutson. The Pledge of Allegiance followed. Motion by Olson, seconded by Sandberg and carried to approve the minutes of the August 16t" regular meeting. Motion by Wulff, seconded by Berning and carried to approve the agenda. Commissioners reported on the following committees: Olson - RDC; PrimeWest Sandberg - MSI; Safety; Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Athey - Prairie 5; Law Library Wulff - Bois de Sioux Project Team; Toqua Park Berning - Countryside Public Health Attorney Watson reported on his office's recent activities. Motion by OIson, seconded by Wulff and carried to authorize payment of the following claims as presented by Auditor Knutson: Bituminous Paving $ 9,618.75 Crop Production Services 6,013.73 Milbank Communications 4,297.57 Motorola 5,512.19 Rain for Rent 22,919.67 Schuneman Eq Co 2,145.44 Traverse County 21,791.29 Univar USA Inc 3,966.06 William Watson 4,109.88 West Con 6,684.96 50 Pymts Less Than $2,000 13,208.98 Total $100,268.52 Auditor Knutson asked for questions and/or comments on the year-to-date financial information provided for the Board's review. Motion by Olson, seconded by Sandberg and carried to adopt the following resolution: 2011-38 WHEREAS, the Big Stone County Board of Commissioners desires to offer for sale certain parcels of land that have forfeited to the State of Minnesota for non-payment of taxes; and WHEREAS, said parcels of land have been viewed by the County Board of Commissioners and have been classified as non-conservation lands as provided for in Minnesota Statute 282.01. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Big Stone County Board of Commissioners hereby certifies that all parcels of land on the attached list have been viewed and comply with the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 85.012, 92.461, 282.01, Subd. 8 and 282.018 and other statutes that require the withholding of tax-forfeited lands from sale. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Big Stone County Board of Commissioners hereby requests approval from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for the sale of said lands. Auditor Knutson reported that she had met with Sue Lundell from the City of Ortonville regarding possible precinct line redistricting options. VSO Dan Meyer provided information on his office's activities during the past month for the Board's review. Countryside Public Health Administrator Liz Auch was present to explain the changes to the funding formula for 2012. Following discussion, motion by Olson, seconded by Berning and carried to adjust the budget to the proposed amount as presented by Auch. Following a break, Chairman Athey declared the public hearing open at 10:00 AM to take public comment on the Big Stone County Land and Related Resources Ordinance. Environmental Officer Darren Wilke provided an overview of the changes. No public comments were received. Chairman Athey declared the hearing adjourned at 10:02 AM. Motion by Olson, seconded by Sandberg and carried to adopt the Big Stone County Land and Related Resources Ordinance and to publish a summary of the ordinance in the official minutes: SUMMARY OF THE BIG STONE COUNTY LAND & RELATED RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE Additions/Amendments to the Big Stone County Land and Related Resources Management Ordinance, 1998, were passed and approved by the Board of County Commissioners on September 6, 2011, thereby resulting in the adoption of the Big Stone County Land and Related Resources Management Ordinance, 2011. The amendments to the Ordinance include: decreasing the number of Planning Commission members, clarification of the definition of Home Occupations,- adding a definition and related language for Home Extended Business Occupations, adding Home Occupations and Home Extended Business Occupations to Permitted Uses in the Ag District, adding wind and meteorological towers to permitted Conditional Uses in the A-1 district, reducing the front setback in residential districts, incorporating legislative changes to the language regarding variances, correcting language regarding notice and hearing requirements for amendments and clarifying exceptions to required permits. All of the amendments have been incorporated into the applicable sections of the Ordinance summarized as such: 1. Preamble and Purpose 2. Title 3. Jurisdiction, Compliance, Interpretation 4. Severability and Repeal of Conflicting Ordinance 5. Rules and Definitions 6. General Regulations 7. Zoning Districts 8. Use District Regulations 9. Amendment 10. Building/Excavation/Individual On- site Sewage System Permit. 11. Conditional Uses 12. Variances 13. Fees 14. Violations 15. Administration and Enforcement 16. Board of Adjustment 17. Planning Commission 18. Zoning Map 19. Adoption of Ordinance 20. Procedural Diagrams A printed copy of the entire Ordinance is available to view at the Environmental Office, located in the Courthouse at 20 2 "d St SE, Ortonville, Minnesota. A copy of the Ordinance can be purchased for $10 or is also available on the County website: Representatives from SWCD arrived at the meeting. Vernon Johnson introduced Blayne Johnson as the new District Technician. Tammy Neubauer presented the proposed budget for 2012. A brief discussion was held regarding the committee set up to review cost saving measures between the SWCD and Environmental Office. Philip Deal of the Wheaton-Dumont Coop Elevator along with board members Vaughn Maudal, Chuck Grimes and Greg Frisch, Dewayne Redfield from Star Bank in Graceville and Gary Hoffman from Titan were present to provide an update on the elevator's proposed project by Graceville. County Assessor Void and Environmental Officer Wilke were also present. Mr. Deal stated that they are exploring the possibility of Big Stone County's support of the project, which would provide economic activity in the County. Mr. Deal also reported that they are in the process of doing soil testing to see if the location is even viable. They are planning to request an economic tax abatement in the near future. Attorney Watson left the meeting. County Engineer Nick Anderson reported that the new blade has been ordered. They will be purchasing a John 2011 Polaris 800 Assault Switchback 144" w/2" track .................................................. $10,500 2011 Polaris 800 Assault Switchback 144" w/2" track ...................................................... $9,500 2011 Polaris Pro RMK 163" N/red .................... $10,500 2011 Polaris 600 Rush Retro LX ...................... $8,500 2010 Polaris 800 RMK Dragon 155", red .......... $8,300 2009 Polaris 800 RMK Assault 146". ................. $6,999 2009 Polaris 800 RMK Dragon 163", white ........ $7,499 2009 Polaris 800 RMK Dragon 155", white ........ $7,700 2005 Polaris 900 RMK Carls Cycle Engine ........ $4,999 1997 Polaris XC 600 white .................................. $1,900 1996 Polaris Indy 600 ........................................ $1,600 1995 SkiDoo Skandic w/reverse 2-up ................ $1,500 1995 Polaris XCR 600 white .............................. $1,250 c,ecl out t,. 2 012'S A.i.,.. Weeklyl Like us on Riding New ., Receive a Apparel In! 15 OFFcoupon on riding apparel & Klim & Slednecks/ fooMear Monster Energy • Now thru Sept. 30 E HwY 12, MilbanK SD. 605-432-9111 Medicare rep. to be at Comm. Center The Annual Coordinated Election Period for the Medicare Prescription Drug Program runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. This is the time each year that you can enroll in a plan if you did not previously enroll or change to a new plan. The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging®, Inc. will once again be assisting Medicare beneficiaries with their 2012 Medicare plan research and enrollment. Trained staff and volun- teers will be available by appointment at the Ortonville Community Center. on Sept. 30 from 9 to 11 a.m. for a presentation and Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. To schedule an appointment contact Ashley Ellingson at 1-800- 333-2433 ext. 82024. Medicare bene- ficiaries should bring current insur- ance information, their Medicare card and current prescription medication bottles. The speaker will be from The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging®, Inc. The presentation will address the new changes in the Medicare Part D program. If you have questions or need fur- ther information contact the Senior LinkAge Line® at 1-800-333-2433. The Senior LinkAge Line® is a pro- gram of the Minnesota Board on Aging and the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging®. KDIO Temps Hi Low Sept. 18 70 54 Sept. 19 77 46 Sept. 20 61 52 Sept. 21 54 48 Sept. 22 59 43 Sept. 23 66 35 Sept. 24 68 39 Ortonville Public Library ANNUAL BOOK SALE Donald Kohl Funeral Services for Donald Kohl were held on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton. Pastor Bey McNeil officiated. Music was provided by Pam Chase and Ann Nelson. Burial was in the Clinton City Cemetery. Pallbearers for the service were Chuck Schlimme, Ron Schlimme, Gary Schlimme, Tom Speir, Tim Speir, Alan McAlister, Terry Maus, David Hauschild, Tony Kohl, and Brian Kohl. Honorary Pallbearers were his extended family and many friends. Donald Wayne Kohl, son of William Carl Kohl and Evelyn Vargus Cooper, was born on Aug. 29, 1944 in the West Central Minnesota Hospital in Graceville. He was baptized on Nov. 12, 1944, in the Bethany Lutheran Church by Rev. E. J. Zehms. He was confirmed in the same church on June 30, 1957, by Rev. H. A. Mutterer. Donald grew up on a farm east of Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School on May 31, 1962. He married Zelda LaVan Anderson on Aug. 24, 1963 at Eidskog Lutheran Church• They were blessed to have three children. Donald lived in Ortonville from 1962 to 1970, at which time the family moved to the lake house. He worked for Farmers Union, Vince Stegner, and Goodyear. Then he formed a business partnership With Kent Stotesbury and they opened D & K Tire Service. In 1999 they sold the business. Donald was then employed by the Clinton Ag Service for a couple of years until health problems forced him into early retirement in 2003. Donald's love was his family and he relished time spent with his children and especially his grandchildren• He liked to reminisce with friends. His hobbies included hunting and fishing, playing cards and dice games, two days of mowing the lawn at home and at the Herbergs where he always made sure the rabbits had plenty of food and water, playing computer solitaire, and an occasional trip to the casino. Important in Donald's life were his beloved trips to Canada with his family to go fishing. He was also the Grill Master! (Daddy- O-of-the-Patio). Donald passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 at his home. He had lived to reach the age of 67 years. Donald is survived by his wife, Zelda; his children, Scott (Tammy) Kohl of Maple Grove; Brock (Leandra) Kohl of Southside, TN; Donnette (Jeff) Herberg of Beardsley; eight grandchildren-Heather, Brandon, Brittany, Erika, Caitlyn, Bryce, Birkley, and Brennen; two great grandchildren-Gavin and Madelyn; his sister, Verna (Tom) Schlimme of Clinton; and his brother, David (Mona) Kohl of Sartell; brother-in-law Orvin Anderson of Ortonville; and sister-in-law Elaine Thielke of Circle Pines. Donald was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Robert and Allen; his sister, Genevieve Morton; mother and father-in-law, Adolph and Eva Anderson; brother and sister-in- law Jimmie and Marlene Anderson; brother-in-law Floris Thielke; and his sister-in-law Adeline Kohl. Larson Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of arrangements for Donald Wayne Kohl. To send condolences to the family, on-line, visit our website at Marlys Longhenry Larson Funeral Home of Ortonville announces the death of Marlys Longhenry, age 82, of Ortonville. Marlys passed away on Sept. 19, 2011 at Ortonville Area Health ! Services in! Ortonville. Funeral Services for Marlys were l held on Friday, i Sept. 23, 2011 at i Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville. Pastor Robert Friedrich officiated and burial was at Mound Cemetery in Ortonville. Marlys Elsie Kurtz was born on Jan. I1, 1929 to parents Frank M. Kurtz and Elsie M. (Teigh) Kurtz in Ortonville. She attended school in Big Stone City, SD until the ninth grade. She was confirmed in the Catholic faith on June 5, 1938 and again in 1945 as an adult by Reverend E. Willie in the Lutheran Faith in Town Walter. Marlys was united in marriage on May 22, 1946 to Ervin Gustav Longhenry. They made their home in several places, mainly in the Big Stone area. To this union, they were blessed with 10 children. Marlys stayed home raising her 10 children, she would also do seasonal work at the Big Stone Canning Factory. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Nassau. She loved to bake, especially bread and chocolate chip cookies; she also enjoyed playing yatzee and bingo. She always had her hand held yahtzee game playing at the nursing home. You could hear it all the way down the hall. Her family was very important to her. She enjoyed them when they would come to visit. She was always sitting in the lobby, watching and waving to all the visitors coming and going. She will be missed by many. Marlys is survived by her children: Janet (Charles) Spalinger of Clinton, Sharon (James) Firestine of Woodlake, Diana (Gerald) Stieb of Big Stone City, SD, Judy Johnson of Ortonville, Patricia Foss of Ortonville, Gary (Anita) Longhenry of Greeley, CO, Rhonda (Maynard) Mangelsen of Shell Lake, WI, Danny Longhenry of Eaton, CO, Gloria (DeWayne) Larson of Odessa, and Michael (Nancy) Longhenry of Grantsburg, WI; 31 grandchildren and 81 great- grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Larson Funeral Home in Ortonville was in charge of arrangements for Maryls. To send condolences to the family, on-line, visit our website at Lorrayne V, McManus Lorrayne V. McManus, age 87, of Watertown, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 at a local hospital. Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 23, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church in Watertown with Reverend Joe:l Higgins officiating.5 Dorothy Brugman was the organist. Interment was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Watertown, SD. Honorary Group were the "Red Hat Ladies". Active Pallbearers were Christopher Dahl, Jameson Dahl, Austin Dahl, Eric Hartman, Mason McManus, Michael Haight, Ryan Murphy and Jamie Tschida. Lorrayne Vivian McManus was born on Feb. 28, 1924 to William and Sybil (Holman) Sellin in Odessa. She grew up in the Odessa area where she attended school and then graduated from Bartron School of Nursing in 1948. She was a nurse for 36 years at Bartron Clinic. On Nov. 20, 1948 she married Eugene McManus in Ortonville. Eugene passed away in April of 2003. She was involved in the church circle at First United Methodist Church and was a member of the Elks Club. Lorrayne recently resided at Sunchase and enjoyed coffee gatherings and playing cards. She also enjoyed word finds and camping. Lorrayne was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Warren and Darwood "Woody" Sellin; and her son-in-law, Ed Sorenson. She is survived by her daughters, Sharmell (Mike) Murphy of Watertown and Cheryl Sorenson of Ft. Pierre, SD; her son, Loren (Debbie) McManus of Sioux Falls; her sister, Beverly (Duane) Warner of Seattle, WA; a sister-in-law, Janis Sellin of Ortonville; eight grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. For more information go to Erma Yvonne Sunnen Erma Yvonne Sunnen, (nee Hanson), 87 years of age, of St. Louis, Me, died on Feb. 28, 2011 at 3 p.m. peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Mound Cemetery in Ortonville with a gathering afterwards at the Hilltop Cafe. Wife of the late Eugene Carl Sunnen who left this world on June 30, 2001. Mother of Eugene Hanson Sunnen (Diane) and Judith Sunnen Pierson (George); grandmother of Karl Sunnen (Joel), Jessica Smith (Darron) and Conor Pierson; and great-grandmother of Brianna O'Connell-Sunnen. Yvonne was born Feb. 1, 1924 in Graceville to Herman C. Hanson and Serena Anderson Hanson of Ortonville. She attended a one room country school, School District 42, graduating from Ortonville High School in 1941. She then went on to earn her BA from MacAlester College in St. Paul in 1945. Baptized and confirmed at Eidskog Lutheran Church, Yvonne married Eugene Carl Sunnen on June 21, 1946 at the same church. She was Missouri State President of PEO, an educational philanthropy for women and a member of Mu Phi Epsilon, a music organization. A private service was held on March 4 in Wayne, PA. A memorial service and an interment was held at Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis, Me on June 18, 2011. Memorial donations to PEO or Eidskog Church appreciated by the family. Online guestbook at "The Minnesota Farmgirl". CheCk out our web site at ) Adult, Large Print and Children's Books, Paperbacks, Videos, Magazines and Audiocassettes FREE WILL DONATIONS! 6'//PMBV'JlM/ I˘OODI i;f-qilL D-;J -.J iiJ [.10 m i." I:l| l'f"l:l • 0-1 "J | iS"tileR .C12 pc, Chester's Fried hicken for $12.99 Gold'n Plump ': ': ;' Rotisserie ,/,:;',. ' ":',˘ .')A Chicke. $7-99 , nNroble., il l00omaqs 2 for $10.99 ; \\; _ * Pepperoni v;,,, : . Pep 8z Sausage r  *Cheese SEASONAL FLU SHOT :,: i N i]. Avera Medical Group Big Stone City has flu shots available for adult and pediatric patients, Seasonal Flu Vaccination Walk-In Clinic - No Appointment Necessary Wed., Sept. 28 • 9om- ] 2noon Wear a ioose4itting short sleeve shirt. Sits are and Medic.aid approved, must t your Medce . Adult charge is $30 payable at lime ot service, Chien ttr0gh 18 yacs old, charge is Si3, Vt I W tt Stsl of $1), RuMist availS, neele-fre flu vaCCine, Ak for details. We olfr on.sge ,% sls to Ixnesses, Call us to make aangemtcs, All Other Shots Will Be Given By Appointment Only. Avera $ Medical Group Big StoneCy Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 INDEPENDENT Page 7b