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notices SALE VERIFICATION OF IDENTITY OF THE ITOR WITHIN THE BY LAW IS NOT &apos;,TION. GIVEN, that in the conditions of mortgage: 07131/1997 S): Karyn woman Minnwest Bank OF RECORDING: 1997, Big Stone Document No. OF MORTGAGE: Minnesota Housing 'Dated: July 31, 1997, 01, 1997, Big Stone Document No. OF (10) of Block Two to the City of being a subdivison of of the Northeast 1/4) of Section Nine Twenty-one Forty-six (46), West PROPERTY IS AMOUNT OF AND CLAIMED TO OF NOTICE, IF ANY, PAID BY 621.90 e commencement of proceeding nee of Mortgagee notice requirements as that no action or instituted at law or the debt secured , or any part thereof; the )ower of sate the above will be sold by the ' as follows: Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. Front Steps of Big Courthouse, City of :then secured by said if any, on said the costs and attorneys' fees oct to redemption the date of said their personal lED FROM 3N ON BY LAW FOR MORTGAGOR, PERSONAL 'IVES OR ASSIGNS, TO FIVE WEEKS ORDER IS ENTERED IESOTA STATUTES, DETERMINING, THINGS, THAT THE PREMISES ARE A RESIDENTIAL LESS THAN FIVE PROPERTY USED PRODUCTION, 31, 2002 HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY P.A. r Finance Agency 01 FROM 26, Dec. 3, 10, 2002) OF OCTOBER 21,2002 7:00 PM CHAMBERS AND ROLL CALL: called the regular City Council to Roll call was taken being present: Mike Mel Reinke, Artie absent: Lenore Curtis Hormann, John Paulson, Sue Paul Taffe, Randy Parker, Steve by Reinke and and the motion =OUsly to approve the ,ENTATIONS/ Mortensen, L, presented options ' for automatic meter questions were asked and after further moved and and the motion the matter for deliberation ge was present in Monitor billing AGENDA: if there were any or deletions to be Agenda. Motion member Reinke. by council member 3rove the Consent inCluded the following approving proposed m October 7. 9002. 3roving proposed 15, 2002. approving T.H. No. 7 No. 12 - $78,109.68 approving MN Dept. skill testing Hospital ',693.00 payment of bills voting in favor, the motion carried. RECOMMENDATIONS OF CITIZEN BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS: The recommendation of the golf board to hire a golf greens keeper was discussed. This matter is tabled until the January 13, 2003 council meeting. Also a non-profit group to run the golf course was discussed. The City Clerk is directed to contact the Chairman of the Golf Board requesting the proposal of the non-profit organization before the December 2nd council meeting. The donation of land by the Stegner's was discussed, Dinnel moved and Berkner seconded and the motion passed unanimously referring the matter to the City Attorney for deliberation and recommendation. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: The selling of city property on the corner of Madison and 4th Street was discussed. It was determined there is no public purpose for the City to keep this lot. Reinke moved and Dinnel seconded and the motion Passed unanimously that the City Clerk send notice to property owners within 300 feet of this lot accepting bids for the sale of the lot. NEW BUSINESS: Since all council members have not yet reviewed the Draft of the Comprehensive Plan, action will be tabled until the next meeting. Council reviewed the off sale liquor license application from Dale Homan. The license period dates will be checked. Dinnel moved and Reinke seconded and the motion carried unanimously approving the liquor license application hem Dale Homan at Headwaters Grill & Bar. ADJOURNMENT There being no further buginess to come before the Council, Arndt moved the adjournment of the meeting and with no objections thereto, Dinnel adjourned the October 21, 2002 regular meeting of the Ortonville City Council at 8:05 P.M. Charleen K. Grossman, City Clerk- Administrator PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIG STONE COUNTY BOARD October 15, 2002 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Room at 8:30 AM on Tuesday October 15, 2002. Chairperson Lane called the meeting to order with Commissioners Krueger, Maas, Swigerd and Torgerson present. Also present were HR Director Darlene Nichols.Born and Dennis Justison from the Independent and County Auditor Michelie Knutson The Pledge of Allegiance followed. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Maas and carried to approve the minutes of the October I st regular meeting. County Attorney Bill Watson arrived at the meeting.  Motion by Krueger, seconded by Maas and carried to authortze payment of the following claims on October 18, 2002: COUNTY REVENUE Barb Amundsen 13398; Bear Graphics 1,47130; CelJular 2000 ]9264; Cenex 29875; Computer Professionals 2,27826; Cragun's 52902; Dept of Public Safety 270.00; Ecolab Pest Elimination 23430; Election Systems 28236; G & R 77000; Grant County 2,300 00; H & A Administrators 24000; Jim & Sons Lumber 122.31; Lac qui Parle County Sheriff 1,13625; Martin, Nelson, Glasrud 657 00: Milbank Communications 1,478 22; MN Elevators 14264; Office Systems 491.79; Postmaster 370.00; Progresswe Collision & Glass 3,47455; Rinke-Noonan 20000; David Torgerson 197.34; Tri-State Water t11.39; True Value 11418; U of MN 8,679.78; US Link 1,240.54; Valley Office Products 10088; William Watson 478.80; West Cen Reg Juvenile Center 1,015.00; West Group Payment t36 32 ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Curtis Bade), 50000; Cenex 11044; Computer Professonais 134 25; Stearns County 12500; U of MN Farm Alarm 250 00; US Link 11048 HIGHWAY Arm of MN 215 O0: Big Stone Co-op t,]2282 Cashtown Serwce 34042 Cellular 2000 32952; Commissioner of Transportation 30000; Computer Professionals 380.89; Country Partners Co.op 1 141 74; Fieldworks 63900; Grant County Implement 74260: Henrich & Sons 998.43; Homestead Hardware & Supply !1472; Ikon Office Solutions 191.34; Chris Lupkes 297.92; Lyle Signs 1,363.73; Milbank Commumcations 557.00; Ortonvifle Stone 303 16; Ronglien Excavating 17216 25; Sheehan Hack Sales & Equipment 53497; Traffic Marking 5,537 60: Tri County Co-op Oil 597 73; Twin Vaiey Tire 66898; U of MN 57000: US Link 230 03; Witham Watson ]5285; 'CEC 477 60; Zingier 68497 DITCH Ronghen Excavating 3,135 00. Number of claims not exceeding $100- 56 Dollar amount of claims not exceeding $100 - $2,139 02. Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Swigerd and carried to authorize the following transfers to Highway: Revenue $ 3,31946 Ditch: CD #2 $ 1,097 44 CD #8 $ 86393 CD #13 $ 1,085 80 CD #14 $ 63.02 CD #10/11 $ 2,411.98 JD #4 $ 149 59 JD #7 $ 346.56 JD #24 $ 6632 Family Services $13,06537 Following a short break, Environmental Officer Darren Witke presented the proceedings of the October 8 m Planning Commission meeting and the proposed changes to the Subdwision Controls Ordinance. Discussion was held on the demolition of tax-forfeited property Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Maas and camed to wthdraw Parcel #22- 0648-000 from the tax-forfeited land sale list. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to accept the quote from MAAC for asbestos removal in the amount of $2,827. Chairperson Lane informed the Board that the City of Graceville would pay Torgerson and carried to approve the 25% of the demolition project on Parcel agenda with noted additions Committee rotors r.eresented #!90121.000 up to $5,000 Motion by that " StoArea Growth (BSAG) has :f " e " " ": -  ..... , .... , ..... oasb stos removal m the amount of decided ma; it wm not pursue me .5^^0 M-i  - /:l, ,w . ot on oy /orgerson MCCF revolving loan fund due to a 5%/ econde- b Kr .... ' - s o y ueger ana carnee to contrlbutmn needed on every loan tl withdraw P r e ........... ....... / a c #.J-U1ZI-UUU from wouo get soa on me secorary "h .... f--'-i'--' I ..... " . t  tax- oru teu anu sate .st market They plan on continuing with ...... -_ ........ " u=cusson was neu on me purchase the USDA revolving loan fund process. Discussion followed on the purchase of Schreiner's building. Motion by Swigerd and seconded by Lane to execute the contract for deed with RD and Helen Schreiner for the purchase of Parcel #22.0271.000 as presented. Following further discussion, motion carried. Motion by Krueger, seconded by Swigerd and carried to authorize a transfer from the Revenue fund to the of a vehicle for the Courthouse departments. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to buy a Chevy Impala. Motion by Maas, seconded by Swigerd and carried to execute the agreement with Interstate Engineering, Inc as presented by County Engineer Nick Anderson for the Historical Society's transportahon enhancement project. Tax fund for payment of the second half real estate taxes on Parcel #22.0271. 000 in the amount of $744 and to pay off the special assessments in the amount of $1,681.26. Attorney Watson stated that he had not been in touch with legal counsel from HUD regarding the HRA's PILT payment. Watson teft the meeting. Motion by .KrueEer, seconded by Maas and carried to execute the COPS grant agreement as presented by Sheriff Joe Bemin8 The annual Highway Department 5- year plan meeting will be set at the next regular board meeting Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Krueger and carried to adopt the following resolution: 2002-41 WHEREAS, the County of Big Stone desires to participate in a hazard mitigation planning process as established under the Hazard Mitigation Act of 2000; and WHEREAS, the Act establishes a framework for the development of a Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to authorize the purchase of E-911 software that will allow locating celIular phone calls. - Berning informed the Board Lhet the County's jail expenses are approaching what is budgeted for 2002. Mary Ann Ulrich and John Meyer were present for a discussion on retired Howitzers. The Board expressed some interest. However, board consensus was that the Courthouse grounds was not a good locatio D for one but that the museum grounds may be. Meyer will continue to pursue the idea. Discussion was held on the expense to repair a trailer that has been used at Toqua Park Board consensus was that the supplies for the repair would be paid for by the County. Motion by Krueger, seconded by county hazard mitigation plan; and WHEREAS, the Act, as part of the planning process, requires public involvement and local coordination among neighbonng local units of government and businesses; and WHEREAS, the plan must include a risk assessment including past hazards, hazards that threaten the County, maps of hazards, an estimate of structures at risk, estimate of potential dollar losses for each hazard, a general description of land uses and development trends; and WHEREAS, the plan must include a mitigation strategy including goals and objectives and an action plan identifying specific mitigation projects and costs; and WHEREAS, the plan must include a MINNESOTA Property Owners PAYABLE ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, NOV. 15, 2002 (to avoid a late payment penalty) (1) 2nd Half Agricultural taxes (2) 2nd Half Mobile Home taxes CINDY NELSON, TREASURER Big St00one County Ortonville, Minnesota maintenance or tmplementation process including plan updates, integration of the plan into other planning documents and how the County will maintain public participation and coordination; and WHEREAS, technical assistance will be provided by the State to assist the County in preparing its hazard mitigation plan; and WHEREAS, tJe draft plan will be shared with Minnesota Planning for coordination of State agency revmw and comment on the draft NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the County will: i ) Participate in a hazard mitigation planning process using the framework of the Hazard Mibgation Act of 2000 2.) Formally adopt by ordinance the hazard mitigation plan following public, state and local review. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Maas and carried to take the 1972 950 Cat front.end loader to state auction. Rescheduling the December regular board meetings was discussed. Board consensus was to leave them December 3 d and 17 th Upon board consensus, Chairperson Lane appointed Family Services Director Dan Hanratty as the County's HIPAA Compliance Coordinator. Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Maas and carried to spend up to $2,000 on County Ditch #4 and up to $3,000 on the Artichoke Lake outlet to clear out vegetation. Chairperson Lane declared the meeting adjourned at 11:42 AM. Michelle R. Knutson, Auditor Richard Lane, Chairperson Volunteers Needed/ Beeonle i " Are you over Senior Do you Ilk= to Companion ue,p peon, through Culd you me, tax-free lucre? Big Stone . Can you ommit County 0 =.==- p Human week  more? Services 1 ,=, =,= Itad Rmvl SIFt Jill.lilt/w IJI.IlT/0 Alice Sayles is recuperating from surgery Alice Sayles of Clinton is hospitalized in Waconia this week. while recuperating from surgery Oct. 21 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital. Cards may be sent to her in care of her son. Doug. The address is: Doug Sayles. 110-106 Arboretum Way, Chaska. MN 55318. -k -k Thank You for your vote and support in the Nov. 5th election. I look forward to serving you in the next four years as your Big Stone County Treasurer. Cindy Nelson Paid aerttsement prepped and paid for by Cindy Nelson, 244 South Minnesota Street, Ortonvlle,  56278 Johnson Voters Return Incumbents Donald Johnsrud was re-elected mayor of Johnson in Tuesday's elec- tion. Gary Fuhrman was re-elected council member and Elaine Johnsrud was re-elected city clerk. All received 8 votes according to the auditor's report. 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