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~L I II The following are selected new laws passed during the 2009 legislative ses- sion that take effect Jan. 1,2010. Step taken toward ban on sale of baby products with BPA. A new law bans Minnesota manufacturers from selling cups and bottles intended for use by children age 3 or younger that The law is sponsored by Rep. Jean contain the chemical Bisphenol-A after Wagenius (DFL-Mpls) and Sen. Ellen Jan. 1,.2010, and bans retailers from Anderson (DFL-St. Paul). selling them after Jan. 1,2011.State-to-state adult guardianship ju- The law is sponsored by Rep. Karen risdiction. Minnesota will have proce- Clark (DFL-Mpls) and Sen. Sandydures for dealing with guardianship Rummel (DFL-White Bear Lake). Nu- and protective order proceedings from merous peer-reviewed research studies other states. have found BPA to be a carcinogen and Sponsored by Rep. Gail Kulick endocrine disruptor. The chemical is Jackson (DFL-Milaca) and Sen. Mee widely used in consumer products such Moua (DFL-St. Paul), the Uniform as eyeglasses, sports helmets, elec- Adult Guardianship and Protective tronic toys and lining for beverage or Proceedings Jurisdiction Act estab- liquid cans. lishes uniform jurisdiction on deter- Restrictions placed on plastic bags mining a primary residence, and how for yard waste. Most residents in Twin to transfer and register guardianships Cities-area counties who use plastic between states. It does not change any- bags to dispose of yard waste will need thing regarding minor guardianship. to be sure the bags are certified as com- The law addresses the problem of, postable by the American Society for for example, a husband and wife who Testing and Materials (ASTM). live in Florida six months a year and A city with a population exceeding the husband is her legal guardian or 100,000 and that has an organized col- conservator in that state. Under current lection system for source-separated law, Jackson said that if something compostable materials is exempt until were to happen to him and their child Jan. 1,2013. • wants to move them here, Minnesota The manufacture or importation into would not recognize the guardianship. Minnesota of a plastic bag for sale la- The law hopes to reduce the number of beled in any way that implies it will times a person has to go through the biodegrade is prohibited unless the bag guardianship or conservatorship is certified as meeting a scientifically process. based standard for biodegradability. A court may treat a foreign country Bags labeled "compostable" must meet as if it were a state for applying provi- from Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce As we count our blessings, we're reminded of the many good folks we feel fortunate to have as our neighbors and friends, and wish you all a merry and joyous holiday season. Thank you so much for your goodwill and support all year long. The Bird Feeder will be closed for the month of Janua~. We will reopen Feb. 2nd with a week of anniversary specials and celebrations! HMVY. 12. BIG STONE CITY, SD 605-541-0541 ASTM specifications for compostable sions of the law, if the country matches plastics• the requirements of our jurisdiction re- A manufacturer, distributor or garding a protective order, guardians wholesaler who violates the law is sub- ship or conservatorship. ject to a $100 penalty for each prepack- The law applies to guardianship aged saleable unit offered for sale up to and protective proceedings begun on or a maximum of $5,000. after Jan. 1,2010. New fees for trail passes. Non-state residents wishing to use an all-terrain vehicle on state or grant-in-aid trails will need to purchase a nonresident ATV state trail passJ The $20 annual pass will be valid from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, Proceeds will be deposited into the Department of Natural Resources' ATV account for operation of the electronic licensing system. A $1 per pass fee may be charged and retained by the issuing agent. Exceptions are provided for an ATV owned and used by ~e United States, another state Or a pOlitical subdivision that is exempt from registration, or those being operated only on a portion of a trail that is owned by the ATV op- erator or that person's spouse, child or parent. Additionally, under the new law, commercial horse riding establish- ments can purchase annual horse trail passes, instead of daily passes. The fee will be $200 for 15 passes. Additional passes will be $20 each. To be valid, the commercial annual pass must be signed by the owner of the trail riding facility. The law is sponsored by Rep. Jean Wagenius (DFL-Mpls) and Sen. Ellen Anderson (DFL-St. Paul). 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FUND General Unreserved General Reserved Food Service Comm unity Service Unreserved 2008-2009 ACTUAL EXPENDITURES AND TRANSFERS OUT 5195324 JUNE 30, 2009 ACTUAL FUND BALANCE 2008-2009 ACIUAL REVENUES AND TRANSFERS IN 1137398 308383 2009-2010 BUDGET REVENUES AND TRANSEERS IN 5881498 187332 ! 2009-2010 BUDGET EXPENDITURES AND TRANSFERS OUT 5720171 525666 4996787 317370 i,, 325770 278046 327721 ..... I 9800 72438 750000 708722 7600 81307 6456 305459 22024 371562 6203 JUNE 30, 2010 PROJECTED FUND BALANCE 773691 -29951 152o4 22277 Community Service 81612 12041 72650i " 87408 -13554 Reserved Building Construction 32670 717330 0 717330 0 Debt Redemption 728005 29084 681415 729960 -19461 Trust 81250 0 2362409 6235 6235 6231 6071 8164535 7149745 IntemalService TOTAL-ALLItONDS 4156613 6694422 . 81250 0 829456 LONG-TERM OUTSTANDING JULY 1, 2008 PLUS: NEW ISSUES LESS: REDEEMED ISSUES OUTSTANDING JUNE 30, 2009 DEBT 5540240 750OO0 432560 5857680 CURRENT STATUTORY OPERATING DEBT, SHORT-TERM DEBT AND COST PER ADM STATUTORY OP ERATING DEBT 6/30/09 CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS 6/30/09 OTHER SHORT-TERM INDEBTEDNESS OF FUNDS ' 6/30/09 2008-2009 PUPILS IN AVERAGE DALLY MEMBERSHIP (ADM) 2008-2009 OPERATING COST PER ADM The complete budget may be inspected upon request to the Superintendent. 0 0 0 506 11427 comments: .............. ............... .• ........ -,..--.~ ...................................... : ........... t *As of July 1,2009, the Ortonville School District #62 consolidated with Bellingham School District #371. The audit for Bellinghar shows a Statutory Operating debt as of 6/30/2009 of $511594 which is subtracted from the consolidated District #2903 beginning general fund balance. The Bellingham school SOD debt will be levied over 5 years to the original Bellingham School District property owners. District #2903 Board of Directors approved the transfer of $13,440 from the general fund to zero out the negative reserves in fund 4. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009 INDEPENDENT Page 9 / Ji II. i]i .1i ill iiiailil