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ic notices OF HAM BOARD October 20. 2003 of Education of tnt School District #371, i MN met in regular session October 20, 2003, at B:00 Radermacher, Richard Rademacher, and Mark )resent, with Tim Henrich absent• New student Schuyler Larson, and were also in attendance• called the meeting to every one that ith a special welcome to board members. loved, Weber seconded, in favor to adopt the including one Rademacher moved, and all voted in favor Minutes as presented. moved Rademacher and all voted in favor to Accounting Report, as moved, Johnson nd all voted in favor to Pay the Bills, as totaled: $11,559.00• moved, Weber and all voted in favor to beb Hoffman, District to make necessary the Flex Fund the upcoming FlexPlan .gave a brief update to the them of the recently ," medical may now be flexed. the board, on the Timelines, and the and postings. Rademacher seconded, favor to approve Sue and Richard Maatz, Election, and of $7.00 per hour• will take plac on 4, 2003, from 7:00 p.m.. Rademacher seconded, and all voted rove a Canvassing Jesday, November 4, p.m.. Weber moved. Seconded, and all voted in horize Deb Hoffman, to details of the Special distributed copies of a received from Jeff at the Ortonville The letter was a proposal I district, to set the tuition for the 2003-04 In the letter, Taylor School Board's to have the Bellingham Enrolled to the Ortonville with the 2004- Bellingham Board their concerns, and Enrollment, is definitely they wish to go. Supt. board, that he had school districts in the Tuition Agreements for that you have spent, supporting our school! The next regular meeting of the Bellingham Board of Education, is scheduled for Monday, November 17, 2003 at 8:00p.m. Weber moved, and with no further business, the meeting was adjourned• Richard Johnson, Clerk by dh PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIG STONE COUNTY BOARD October 7, 2003 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Room at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, October 7, 2003. Chairman Maas called the meeting to order with Commissioners Athey, Lane, Swigerd and Torgerson present. Also present were HR Director Darlene Nichols- Born, County Attorney Bill Watson and County Auditor Michelle Knutson. The Pledge of Allegiance followed. Beth Fuller from the Ortonville Independent arrived at the meeting. Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Athey and carried to approve the minutes of the Sep(ember 16 th regular meeting. Motion by Athey, seconded by Lane and carried to approve the agenda with noted additions. Committee reports were presented. Motioh by Athey, seconded by Torgerson and carded to close the meeting under the attorney-client privilege. Motion by Athey, seconded by Swigerd and carried to reopen the meeting. Watson left the meeting. Motion by Athey, seconded by Swigerd and carried to authorize payment of the following claims on October 10, 2003: COUNTY REVENUE Big Stone Lake Area Chamber 1,000.00; Big Stone SWCD 11,750.00; Bound Tree Medical 3,216.09; Continental Safety Equipment 3,182.48; Dave's Electric 950.00; Docutech Consulting 1,065.00; Fidlar Doubleday 3,193.75; Grant County 12,320.00; MUbank Communications 517.59; MN Dept of Admin 300.00; MN State Law Library 175.00; MN West Community & Technical 150.00; Office Systems 173.71; Pioneerland Library 12,555.75; Pitney Bowes 391.31; Reserve Account 1,000.00; U of MN 8,043.72; Viking Office Products 117.44; Waste Management 172.59; West Cen Reg Juvenile Center 4,495.00. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Big Stone SWCD 1,376.00; Kandiyohi County Recycling 1,722.57; Lutsen Resort 249.62; Elaine Martig 444.83. HIGHWAY Alamo Sales Corp 429.31; Ameripride Linen 115.46; Big Stone Co-op 1,389.34; Business Telephone Company 1,065.00; Carlson Tractor & Equipment 202.79; Country Partners Co-op 1,181.91; Creative Engineering Australia 378.00; Diamond Mowers 125.13; Farmers Co-op Elevator 653.93; Don Feiton 217.80; Jerome Jennen 106.55; Jerry's Carpet Installation 1,133.50; Jim & Sons Lumber 462.07; Johnston Fargo Culvert 1,141.26; M-R Sign 534.32; Harold Nelson 103.98; O'Kayes 3,115.08; Pitney Bowes 136.36; Education. He then Pro Auto 312.49; Reed Business x- , ^; ^f , Information 134 68' Rock & D rt 201.96; ,mplo ,.v,=oo, ,. ,.,.= : -, .... • , It was noted thai in' Sturdevant$ 193.50; The BN & SF RY amount was based 12,215.57; Twin Valley Tire 5,276.86. monies that the resident student. A rather took place, recent meeting between and Bellingham mini- lnsportation, special cost justification, and moved, Rademacher rd all voted in favor to and Tuition Agreement Taylor, and the but to agree to per student, as the mini-boards' and }reed upon Year. Calendar of Events, and reviewed. Supt. the board of the Sparsity that we will now generate, due to the tWo LEP Students. Supt. tted copies of an LEP that there are School of the three steps, have Johnson moved, and all voted in favor the need of an LEP a very limited basis. L qualified LEP Instructors, a letter of application, and t. Seller at the by November 5th, informed the board of Board Convention, Ilowing a very brief moved, Johnson all voted in favor, not to onvention, as a cost 3ellingham School distributed copies Superintendent that he received in of the School Board =Pt. Seller informed the student recently had a on School Property. He that the student had appropriately following n the school policy Seller informed the had called him board, to of sharing with School. Su£ Seller that it would not be t is a full-time job in that no time may be the upcoming concerning the revoke the existing authorization, and with a new st would increase the revenue. The board stated how much they of the hard work, School spirit, that the committee have promotion of the and the passing of all, for your and energies ,4 Number of claims not exceeding $100 - 59. Doll=" amount of claims not exceeding $100 - $2,590.92. Discussion was held with Sheriff Joe Beming on recent court activities. Upon recommendation by Berning, motion by Torgerson, seconded by Swigerd and carried to purchase 2 cameras to be installed in deputies' squad cars. Cdminal Justice Aid funds will be used for the purchase. Discussion was held on the cost of E- 911 signage. Board consensus was to sign only the rural residences at this time. Berning will do further research on costs of the project. Motion by Lane and seconded by Swigerd to authorize Sheriff Beming to advertise for the resplacement of 2 part- time deputies. Following discussion, motion carried. Discussion was held on the status of the possible combination of the Sheriff's Department and the City of Ortonville's Police Department. Beming reported that the City had met with County representatives and were to gather more information and report back. Following a short break, County Engineer Nick Anderson provided a road construction update. Discussion was held on township road maintenance and increasing township road miles maintained by the County. Motion by Athey, seconded by Lane and carded to add Browns Valley Township to the schedule. Anderson reported that the 1998 Cat 143H will be traded and the 1967 Oshkosh will be kept as there was no interest. Anderson reported that the Highway Department has completed over $20,000 of authorized work on various County projects year to date. Motion by Swigerd and seconded by Athey and carded to adopt a county-wide Loss of Driving Privileges policy as presented. Following discussion, motion carded. Vadous County Ditches were discussed. Motion by Lane, seconded ,by Athey and carded to authorize $3,000 for maintenance of County Ditch #8. Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Swigerd and carried to authorize $3,000 for maintenance of County Ditch #2. Motion by Athey, seconded by Torgerson and carried to authodze $5,000 for repairs on County Ditch #30. Anderson reported that complaints have been received regarding the dust on County Road #19. County Treasurer Cindy Nelson announced that Nancy Lee has resigned as the Deputy Treasurer effective October 16, 2003. Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Lane and carried to authorize proceeding with the hiring process at 1040 hours per year. HR Director Nichols-Born reported that interviews had been completed for the Office Support Specialist position at Family Services. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carded to authorize the hidng of Tamers Lundberg at 20 hours per week plus coverage for vacation/sick time taken by the other office support staff. Nichols-Born reported on the MCHRMA conference that she attended. Motion by Swigard, seconded by Torgerson and carried to adopt the following resolution: 2003-35 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 November 1, 2003, and that the Chairman and County Auditor are hereby authorized to apply to the Department of Employment and Economic Development for funding for this project for 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 proposed 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, graft, 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 in the Compliance Section of the Business and Community Development Application. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Chairperson and the County Auditor are hereby authorized to execute such agreements, and amendments thereto, as are necessary to implement the project(s) for Big Stone County. Motion by Athey, seconded by Torgerson and carried to adopt the following resolution: 2003-36 WHEREAS, the Ridge Runners Snowmobile Trail has links through Lac qui ,Parle County, Big Stone County and connects to surrounding counties; and WHEREAS, Lac qui Parle County serves as the fiscal agent for state grant and aid funds for the Ridge Runners Snowmobile Trail; and WHEREAS, the Ridge Runners organization, with approval from the Lac qui Parle County Board, have approached the Big Stone County Board for approval to maintain and operate the Ridge Runners Snowmobile Trail in Big Stone County. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Big Stone County Board of Commissioners does hereby authorize Lac qui Pads County to utilize state appropdated funds for the Ridge Runners Snowmobile Trail located in Lac qui Parle and Big Stone Counties. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Lane and carried to adopt the following resolution: 2003-37 WHEREAS, the County Board of Commissioners of the County of Big Stone, State of Minnesota, 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 certify 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 request approval from the Minnesota. Department= ..... of.. Natural Resources for the sale of said lands. Auditor Knutson provided cladflcation on the Deputy Registrar position and how the appointment process works. Discussion was held on the possibility of investing in municipal bonds. Treasurer Nelson reported she was waiting for a call back on that issue. Chairman Mass declared the meeting adjourned at 11:50 AM. Michelle R. Knutson, Auditor Alvin Maas, Chairman Rosen news By M.J. Kirchberg Paul Schumacher of Maple Grove and Joe Schumacher of Minnetonka were Oct. 18 and 19 guests at the home of his sister Mrs. Joan Strei and enjoyed pheasant hunting. On Saturday evening they were supper guests at the Glen Abramowski home. Winner of the cash door prize at St. Joseph's Mission Group dinner on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003 was Joe Forlette of St:Paul. Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Schuelke of Ortonville were Wednesday evening, Oct. 15 visitors at the Ray Schuelke home. Anthony and Alana Rodas of Alexandria spent Wednesday, Oct. 15 till the 18th at the home of their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Roger Karels. Their folks Mr. and Mrs. Rob Rodas were Friday evening till Saturday guests and they returned home with them. Kristi Lynn Volkenant of Omaha, NE where she attends Crcighton College spent semester break at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Paul Volkenant. Additional Oct. 18 weekend guests were Mr. and Mrs. Chris Anderson and girls of Maple Grove. Senior Citizen's potluck dinner was held at St. Joseph's School hall on Tuesday, Oct. 21 with 21 citizens from Nassau, Big Stone City and Rosen attending. The afternoon was spent visiting, playing bingo and cards. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Anderson of Littleton, CO spent several days at the Rob Hoffman home and with the Hoffman's attended the Zahn Hoapluend wedding in Savage on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003. Mrs. Marcy Trombley of Minnetonka was a Saturday, Oct. 18 Milltones to perform at Abbey The Milltone Barbershop Chorus from the Milbank and Ortonville area will once again present their annual concert of Sacred and Patriotic Music on Sunday, November 2nd at 2:00 P.M. This concert will be held at the Blue Cloud Abbey, rural Marvin, SD. There is no admission charge, but a free will offering will be taken. Proceeds from the concert will go towards the college scholarship fund. Each year the Milltones award scholarships to High School seniors who have been active in music throughout their high school careers. This past year they awarded a total of $1,250.00 to five different individuals. The Milltones invite each and everyone to come and enjoy an inspirational and uplifting concert. The chorus will be singing a number of songs and there will be three different quartets from the chorus providing numbers for your listening pleasure. The quartets are: The Dialtones, Four in Harmony and Detour. There will be prelude music and following the concert a social hour with coffee, punch, bars and cookies will be provided, PRINTING Is Our Business THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT VOTE YES FOR CiTY OF ORTONVILLE LIQUOR QUESTION! CITY QUESTION BALLOT CITY OF ORTONVILLE LIQUOR QUESTION [  [ YES [ AoomONAL ON-SALE LIQUOR UCENSE I i I $1'Wll the City Council be allowed to Islue two (2) On-Sale I I NO [ .=m= for the sale of Intoxicating liquor at retail, [ I I in addition to the numbe¢ now permitted by law? The Sioux Historic Pavilion would like to hove a full liquor license. Events such as the Hospital Gala, Pheasants Forever and all of our weddings hove requested that we apply for full liquor so as to better service these events. We have, in the past, and will always show responsibility when minors are present. Thank you for supporting Sioux Historic. Hope to see you there soon! Paid sdvortlummnt, plld for |nd IroN.tad by DeNt Wlteon, 120 W. 2rid SL, Madlmon, MN 56256. till Oct. 20 guest at the M.J. Kirchberg home. Additional Sunday afternoon visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Forlette of St. Paul and Mrs. Wayne Brehmer after they attended St. Joseph's Mission Group dinner and craft sale. Mrs. Myra Schmieg returned home on Friday evening, Oct. 17 after spending a week at the Dale Kluxdal and Marvin Kirchberg home in Bloomington. Jeanette Heipler of Apple Valley was a Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 15 and 16 guest at the Lawrence Millerbernd home. Oct. 18 weekend guests at the Lester Millerbernd home were Mr. and Mrs. Derek Jones and Sierra of Blaine and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Millerbernd of Omaha, NE Mrs. Tom Schwarz, Daniel and Isaac of New UIm spent Oct. 18 weekend at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Schmieg and Emily of Bloomington were Oct. 18 weekend guests at the Mrs. Myra Schmieg home and also visited at the Kevin Krakow home in Strandburg and with the Manfred Krakows. Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Rademacher were Saturday, Oct. 18 guests at the Jeff Rademacher home in Auroa, SD. Ann Millerbernd of Appleton was a Sunday afternoon caller at the Jim and Mike Millerbernd home. Paul Drobny of River Falls, Wl spent several days visiting at the Matt Drobny, Greg Strei and Larry Drobny homes and also enjoyed hunting in this area. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Markstrom of Sioux Falls were Oct. 18 weekend guests at the Ed Radermacher home and helped their son Jacob celebrate his 1st birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Croatt were honored on their 50th wedding celebration with a 5 p.m. Mass at St. John's Catholic Church in Ortonville on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, and a dinner reception hosted by their children at the Matador for family and brothers and sisters. Their children, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Croatt of Duluth, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Croatt and family of Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Croatt and family of Chaska, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Karn and family of Plymouth, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Croatt and son of Hutchinson, Mr, and Mrs. Bryan DeBoer and family of Corona, Mr, and Mrs. Gary Brown of Devils Lake, ND, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Croatt and family of Rosen were able to attend and spend the weekend with them. 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(noon) until 8 o'clock P.M. for the purpose of voting to fill the following offices: Council Seat "B" (four-year term): Mike Dorry Council Seat "D" (four-year term): Artie Arndt Council Seat "F" (four-year term): Dan Oakes AND, the following Ballot Question: Shall the City Council be allowed to issue two (2) On-Sale licenses for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail, in addition to the number now permitted by law? THE POLLING SITES ARE AS FOLLOWS: 1st Precinct - City Hall, 315 Madison Avenue The first precinct is the area north of Madison Avenue to Wood Street, then south of Wood Street to Jefferson, then west of Jefferson to Minnesota Street and then west of Minnesota Street, north of its intersection with Jefferson Avenue. 2nd Precinct - Fire Hall, 5 SE First Street The second precinct is the area south of Madison Avenue to Wood Street, north of Wood Street to Jefferson Avenue, east of Jefferson Avenue to Minnesota Street and then east of Minnesota Street north of its intersection with Jefferson Avenue. Charleen K. Grossman, City Clerk/Administrator CITY OF ORTONVILLE, MN (Oct. 21,28, 2003) 'l ' i I I I I I 28, 2003 INDEPENDENT Page 9 ic notices OF HAM BOARD October 20. 2003 of Education of tnt School District #371, i MN met in regular session October 20, 2003, at B:00 Radermacher, Richard Rademacher, and Mark )resent, with Tim Henrich absent• New student Schuyler Larson, and were also in attendance• called the meeting to every one that ith a special welcome to board members. loved, Weber seconded, in favor to adopt the including one Rademacher moved, and all voted in favor Minutes as presented. moved Rademacher and all voted in favor to Accounting Report, as moved, Johnson nd all voted in favor to Pay the Bills, as totaled: $11,559.00• moved, Weber and all voted in favor to beb Hoffman, District to make necessary the Flex Fund the upcoming FlexPlan .gave a brief update to the them of the recently ," medical may now be flexed. the board, on the Timelines, and the and postings. Rademacher seconded, favor to approve Sue and Richard Maatz, Election, and of $7.00 per hour• will take plac on 4, 2003, from 7:00 p.m.. Rademacher seconded, and all voted rove a Canvassing Jesday, November 4, p.m.. Weber moved. Seconded, and all voted in horize Deb Hoffman, to details of the Special distributed copies of a received from Jeff at the Ortonville The letter was a proposal I district, to set the tuition for the 2003-04 In the letter, Taylor School Board's to have the Bellingham Enrolled to the Ortonville with the 2004- Bellingham Board their concerns, and Enrollment, is definitely they wish to go. Supt. board, that he had school districts in the Tuition Agreements for that you have spent, supporting our school! The next regular meeting of the Bellingham Board of Education, is scheduled for Monday, November 17, 2003 at 8:00p.m. Weber moved, and with no further business, the meeting was adjourned• Richard Johnson, Clerk by dh PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIG STONE COUNTY BOARD October 7, 2003 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Room at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, October 7, 2003. Chairman Maas called the meeting to order with Commissioners Athey, Lane, Swigerd and Torgerson present. Also present were HR Director Darlene Nichols- Born, County Attorney Bill Watson and County Auditor Michelle Knutson. The Pledge of Allegiance followed. Beth Fuller from the Ortonville Independent arrived at the meeting. Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Athey and carried to approve the minutes of the Sep(ember 16 th regular meeting. Motion by Athey, seconded by Lane and carried to approve the agenda with noted additions. Committee reports were presented. Motioh by Athey, seconded by Torgerson and carded to close the meeting under the attorney-client privilege. Motion by Athey, seconded by Swigerd and carried to reopen the meeting. Watson left the meeting. Motion by Athey, seconded by Swigerd and carried to authorize payment of the following claims on October 10, 2003: COUNTY REVENUE Big Stone Lake Area Chamber 1,000.00; Big Stone SWCD 11,750.00; Bound Tree Medical 3,216.09; Continental Safety Equipment 3,182.48; Dave's Electric 950.00; Docutech Consulting 1,065.00; Fidlar Doubleday 3,193.75; Grant County 12,320.00; MUbank Communications 517.59; MN Dept of Admin 300.00; MN State Law Library 175.00; MN West Community & Technical 150.00; Office Systems 173.71; Pioneerland Library 12,555.75; Pitney Bowes 391.31; Reserve Account 1,000.00; U of MN 8,043.72; Viking Office Products 117.44; Waste Management 172.59; West Cen Reg Juvenile Center 4,495.00. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Big Stone SWCD 1,376.00; Kandiyohi County Recycling 1,722.57; Lutsen Resort 249.62; Elaine Martig 444.83. HIGHWAY Alamo Sales Corp 429.31; Ameripride Linen 115.46; Big Stone Co-op 1,389.34; Business Telephone Company 1,065.00; Carlson Tractor & Equipment 202.79; Country Partners Co-op 1,181.91; Creative Engineering Australia 378.00; Diamond Mowers 125.13; Farmers Co-op Elevator 653.93; Don Feiton 217.80; Jerome Jennen 106.55; Jerry's Carpet Installation 1,133.50; Jim & Sons Lumber 462.07; Johnston Fargo Culvert 1,141.26; M-R Sign 534.32; Harold Nelson 103.98; O'Kayes 3,115.08; Pitney Bowes 136.36; Education. He then Pro Auto 312.49; Reed Business x- , ^; ^f , Information 134 68' Rock & D rt 201.96; ,mplo ,.v,=oo, ,. ,.,.= : -, .... • , It was noted thai in' Sturdevant$ 193.50; The BN & SF RY amount was based 12,215.57; Twin Valley Tire 5,276.86. monies that the resident student. A rather took place, recent meeting between and Bellingham mini- lnsportation, special cost justification, and moved, Rademacher rd all voted in favor to and Tuition Agreement Taylor, and the but to agree to per student, as the mini-boards' and }reed upon Year. Calendar of Events, and reviewed. Supt. the board of the Sparsity that we will now generate, due to the tWo LEP Students. Supt. tted copies of an LEP that there are School of the three steps, have Johnson moved, and all voted in favor the need of an LEP a very limited basis. L qualified LEP Instructors, a letter of application, and t. Seller at the by November 5th, informed the board of Board Convention, Ilowing a very brief moved, Johnson all voted in favor, not to onvention, as a cost 3ellingham School distributed copies Superintendent that he received in of the School Board =Pt. Seller informed the student recently had a on School Property. He that the student had appropriately following n the school policy Seller informed the had called him board, to of sharing with School. Su£ Seller that it would not be t is a full-time job in that no time may be the upcoming concerning the revoke the existing authorization, and with a new st would increase the revenue. The board stated how much they of the hard work, School spirit, that the committee have promotion of the and the passing of all, for your and energies ,4 Number of claims not exceeding $100 - 59. Doll=" amount of claims not exceeding $100 - $2,590.92. Discussion was held with Sheriff Joe Beming on recent court activities. Upon recommendation by Berning, motion by Torgerson, seconded by Swigerd and carried to purchase 2 cameras to be installed in deputies' squad cars. Cdminal Justice Aid funds will be used for the purchase. Discussion was held on the cost of E- 911 signage. Board consensus was to sign only the rural residences at this time. Berning will do further research on costs of the project. Motion by Lane and seconded by Swigerd to authorize Sheriff Beming to advertise for the resplacement of 2 part- time deputies. Following discussion, motion carried. Discussion was held on the status of the possible combination of the Sheriff's Department and the City of Ortonville's Police Department. Beming reported that the City had met with County representatives and were to gather more information and report back. Following a short break, County Engineer Nick Anderson provided a road construction update. Discussion was held on township road maintenance and increasing township road miles maintained by the County. Motion by Athey, seconded by Lane and carded to add Browns Valley Township to the schedule. Anderson reported that the 1998 Cat 143H will be traded and the 1967 Oshkosh will be kept as there was no interest. Anderson reported that the Highway Department has completed over $20,000 of authorized work on various County projects year to date. Motion by Swigerd and seconded by Athey and carded to adopt a county-wide Loss of Driving Privileges policy as presented. Following discussion, motion carded. Vadous County Ditches were discussed. Motion by Lane, seconded ,by Athey and carded to authorize $3,000 for maintenance of County Ditch #8. Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Swigerd and carried to authorize $3,000 for maintenance of County Ditch #2. Motion by Athey, seconded by Torgerson and carried to authodze $5,000 for repairs on County Ditch #30. Anderson reported that complaints have been received regarding the dust on County Road #19. County Treasurer Cindy Nelson announced that Nancy Lee has resigned as the Deputy Treasurer effective October 16, 2003. Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Lane and carried to authorize proceeding with the hiring process at 1040 hours per year. HR Director Nichols-Born reported that interviews had been completed for the Office Support Specialist position at Family Services. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carded to authorize the hidng of Tamers Lundberg at 20 hours per week plus coverage for vacation/sick time taken by the other office support staff. Nichols-Born reported on the MCHRMA conference that she attended. Motion by Swigard, seconded by Torgerson and carried to adopt the following resolution: 2003-35 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 November 1, 2003, and that the Chairman and County Auditor are hereby authorized to apply to the Department of Employment and Economic Development for funding for this project for 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 proposed 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, graft, 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 in the Compliance Section of the Business and Community Development Application. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Chairperson and the County Auditor are hereby authorized to execute such agreements, and amendments thereto, as are necessary to implement the project(s) for Big Stone County. Motion by Athey, seconded by Torgerson and carried to adopt the following resolution: 2003-36 WHEREAS, the Ridge Runners Snowmobile Trail has links through Lac qui ,Parle County, Big Stone County and connects to surrounding counties; and WHEREAS, Lac qui Parle County serves as the fiscal agent for state grant and aid funds for the Ridge Runners Snowmobile Trail; and WHEREAS, the Ridge Runners organization, with approval from the Lac qui Parle County Board, have approached the Big Stone County Board for approval to maintain and operate the Ridge Runners Snowmobile Trail in Big Stone County. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Big Stone County Board of Commissioners does hereby authorize Lac qui Pads County to utilize state appropdated funds for the Ridge Runners Snowmobile Trail located in Lac qui Parle and Big Stone Counties. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Lane and carried to adopt the following resolution: 2003-37 WHEREAS, the County Board of Commissioners of the County of Big Stone, State of Minnesota, 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 certify 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 request approval from the Minnesota. Department= ..... of.. Natural Resources for the sale of said lands. Auditor Knutson provided cladflcation on the Deputy Registrar position and how the appointment process works. Discussion was held on the possibility of investing in municipal bonds. Treasurer Nelson reported she was waiting for a call back on that issue. Chairman Mass declared the meeting adjourned at 11:50 AM. Michelle R. Knutson, Auditor Alvin Maas, Chairman Rosen news By M.J. Kirchberg Paul Schumacher of Maple Grove and Joe Schumacher of Minnetonka were Oct. 18 and 19 guests at the home of his sister Mrs. Joan Strei and enjoyed pheasant hunting. On Saturday evening they were supper guests at the Glen Abramowski home. Winner of the cash door prize at St. Joseph's Mission Group dinner on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003 was Joe Forlette of St:Paul. Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Schuelke of Ortonville were Wednesday evening, Oct. 15 visitors at the Ray Schuelke home. Anthony and Alana Rodas of Alexandria spent Wednesday, Oct. 15 till the 18th at the home of their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Roger Karels. Their folks Mr. and Mrs. Rob Rodas were Friday evening till Saturday guests and they returned home with them. Kristi Lynn Volkenant of Omaha, NE where she attends Crcighton College spent semester break at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Paul Volkenant. Additional Oct. 18 weekend guests were Mr. and Mrs. Chris Anderson and girls of Maple Grove. Senior Citizen's potluck dinner was held at St. Joseph's School hall on Tuesday, Oct. 21 with 21 citizens from Nassau, Big Stone City and Rosen attending. The afternoon was spent visiting, playing bingo and cards. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Anderson of Littleton, CO spent several days at the Rob Hoffman home and with the Hoffman's attended the Zahn Hoapluend wedding in Savage on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003. Mrs. Marcy Trombley of Minnetonka was a Saturday, Oct. 18 Milltones to perform at Abbey The Milltone Barbershop Chorus from the Milbank and Ortonville area will once again present their annual concert of Sacred and Patriotic Music on Sunday, November 2nd at 2:00 P.M. This concert will be held at the Blue Cloud Abbey, rural Marvin, SD. There is no admission charge, but a free will offering will be taken. Proceeds from the concert will go towards the college scholarship fund. Each year the Milltones award scholarships to High School seniors who have been active in music throughout their high school careers. This past year they awarded a total of $1,250.00 to five different individuals. The Milltones invite each and everyone to come and enjoy an inspirational and uplifting concert. The chorus will be singing a number of songs and there will be three different quartets from the chorus providing numbers for your listening pleasure. The quartets are: The Dialtones, Four in Harmony and Detour. There will be prelude music and following the concert a social hour with coffee, punch, bars and cookies will be provided, PRINTING Is Our Business THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT VOTE YES FOR CiTY OF ORTONVILLE LIQUOR QUESTION! CITY QUESTION BALLOT CITY OF ORTONVILLE LIQUOR QUESTION [  [ YES [ AoomONAL ON-SALE LIQUOR UCENSE I i I $1'Wll the City Council be allowed to Islue two (2) On-Sale I I NO [ .=m= for the sale of Intoxicating liquor at retail, [ I I in addition to the numbe¢ now permitted by law? The Sioux Historic Pavilion would like to hove a full liquor license. Events such as the Hospital Gala, Pheasants Forever and all of our weddings hove requested that we apply for full liquor so as to better service these events. We have, in the past, and will always show responsibility when minors are present. Thank you for supporting Sioux Historic. Hope to see you there soon! Paid sdvortlummnt, plld for |nd IroN.tad by DeNt Wlteon, 120 W. 2rid SL, Madlmon, MN 56256. till Oct. 20 guest at the M.J. Kirchberg home. Additional Sunday afternoon visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Forlette of St. Paul and Mrs. Wayne Brehmer after they attended St. Joseph's Mission Group dinner and craft sale. Mrs. Myra Schmieg returned home on Friday evening, Oct. 17 after spending a week at the Dale Kluxdal and Marvin Kirchberg home in Bloomington. Jeanette Heipler of Apple Valley was a Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 15 and 16 guest at the Lawrence Millerbernd home. Oct. 18 weekend guests at the Lester Millerbernd home were Mr. and Mrs. Derek Jones and Sierra of Blaine and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Millerbernd of Omaha, NE Mrs. Tom Schwarz, Daniel and Isaac of New UIm spent Oct. 18 weekend at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Schmieg and Emily of Bloomington were Oct. 18 weekend guests at the Mrs. Myra Schmieg home and also visited at the Kevin Krakow home in Strandburg and with the Manfred Krakows. Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Rademacher were Saturday, Oct. 18 guests at the Jeff Rademacher home in Auroa, SD. Ann Millerbernd of Appleton was a Sunday afternoon caller at the Jim and Mike Millerbernd home. Paul Drobny of River Falls, Wl spent several days visiting at the Matt Drobny, Greg Strei and Larry Drobny homes and also enjoyed hunting in this area. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Markstrom of Sioux Falls were Oct. 18 weekend guests at the Ed Radermacher home and helped their son Jacob celebrate his 1st birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Croatt were honored on their 50th wedding celebration with a 5 p.m. Mass at St. John's Catholic Church in Ortonville on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, and a dinner reception hosted by their children at the Matador for family and brothers and sisters. Their children, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Croatt of Duluth, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Croatt and family of Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Croatt and family of Chaska, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Karn and family of Plymouth, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Croatt and son of Hutchinson, Mr, and Mrs. Bryan DeBoer and family of Corona, Mr, and Mrs. Gary Brown of Devils Lake, ND, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Croatt and family of Rosen were able to attend and spend the weekend with them. 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(noon) until 8 o'clock P.M. for the purpose of voting to fill the following offices: Council Seat "B" (four-year term): Mike Dorry Council Seat "D" (four-year term): Artie Arndt Council Seat "F" (four-year term): Dan Oakes AND, the following Ballot Question: Shall the City Council be allowed to issue two (2) On-Sale licenses for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail, in addition to the number now permitted by law? THE POLLING SITES ARE AS FOLLOWS: 1st Precinct - City Hall, 315 Madison Avenue The first precinct is the area north of Madison Avenue to Wood Street, then south of Wood Street to Jefferson, then west of Jefferson to Minnesota Street and then west of Minnesota Street, north of its intersection with Jefferson Avenue. 2nd Precinct - Fire Hall, 5 SE First Street The second precinct is the area south of Madison Avenue to Wood Street, north of Wood Street to Jefferson Avenue, east of Jefferson Avenue to Minnesota Street and then east of Minnesota Street north of its intersection with Jefferson Avenue. Charleen K. Grossman, City Clerk/Administrator CITY OF ORTONVILLE, MN (Oct. 21,28, 2003) 'l ' i I I I I I 28, 2003 INDEPENDENT Page 9