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ic notices NOTICE OF MORTGAGE SALE TO VERIFICATION OF IDENTITY OF THE THE BY LAW IS NOT BY THIS ACTION. IS HEREBY GIVEN, that occurred in conditions of the e: MORTGAE November PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF 600.00 Steven D. Burns Burns, husband and wife AGEE: Town and Country ). D PLACE OF RECORDING: 2002, Big Stone Document No. DESCRIPTION OF Lot Two (2) in Block Two ;e Addition to the City of Stone County, Minnesota WHICH PROPERTY IS Stone AND CLAIMED TO S OF DATE OF NOTICE, TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY $5O,397.65 all pre-foreclosure have been complied with, or proceeding has been or otherwise to recover by said mortgage, or reef; to the power of sale said mortgage, the above will be sold by the , as follows: OF SALE: January OF SALE: Sheriff's Main SE Second St., Ortonville, debt secured by said and taxes, if any, on said and the costs and including attorneys fees law, subject to redemption from the date of said mortgagor(s) their personal or assi Ins. BY LAW FOR BY THE MORTGAGOR, ITGAGOR'S PERSONAL S OR ASSIGNS, TO FIVE WEEKS ORDER IS ENTERED STATUTES, i82.032, DETERMINING, THINGS, THAT THE PREMISES ARE WITH A RESIDENTIAL OF LESS THAN FIVE NOT PROPERTY USED PRODUCTION, 5, 2003 and Country Credit Corp. Mortgagee NORDMEYER L.L.P. Nordmeyer Zielke INICATION IS FROM A A DEBT. ANY OBTAINED WILL BE JRPOSE. Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2003) PUBLIC SALE OF LANDS HEREBY GIVEN that the ited land described I Land #03-1 shall highest bidder at public will be governed by the M.S. 282.01 and by the of the Big Stone County ;loners authorizing The resolution reads as that all pamela of listed on List of Tax- #03-1 be classified as land; that the basic each parcel on List of Tax- #03-1, that is on file with the Board, be for a public pursuant to sale will be held at December 30, 2003, Auditor at the for not basic sale price; and that is required at the time of LAND #03-1 , of Barry 9&10 of Barry Block 12, $ 200.00 .$ 30o.oo of Beardsley 2, Original , ......................... $ 50.00 of Beardsley 2, Original ....................... $ 500.00 of Beardsley inal ......................... $ 25.00 Before $1,705.81 of Beardsley inal ....................... $100.00 $1,566.16 of Beardsley 8, First Addition .................... $ 5,030.00 $2,854.82 $ 25.00 Clinton Lands I E of & adjacent to S 83' of , Sac. 16-123-46 $ 300.00 City of Clinton 14 Ilock 1, Addition $ 25.00 , of Clinton Block 3, 2,500.00 17-0296-000 City of Clinton Lot C eL 31 & E 25' of eL 32 Appraised Value .................... $ 7,600.00 18-0020-000 City of Correll 18' E & W by 16' N & S in SE Corner of Lot 11 Block 1, Original Appraised Value ......................... $10.00 19-0044-000 City of Graceville Lot 3 Block 5, Original Appraised Value ................... $ 2,000.00 19-0233-000 City of Graceville Lots 4 & 5 Block 2, Kings Addition Appraised Value ....................... $ 200.00 Aaeeesments Before Forfeiture ....$ 37.50 19-0241-000 City of Graceville Lots 3 & 4 Block 3, Kings Addition Apprelaed Value ....................... $ 200.00 19-0368-000 City of Graceville E 1/2 of Lot 3 Block 1 (Ex S 1/2 of E 130'), Hoffman's 2nd Addition Appraised Value ....................... $ 500.00 Assessments Before Forfeiture ....$ 25.00 22-0071-000 Ortonville City Lands Part of GL 2, .14A in NW1/4NEI/4, Sac. 16-121-46 Appraised Value ......................... $10.00 22-0323-000 City of Ortonville Lot 15 Block 32, Original Appraised Value ....................... $ 250.00 22-0324-000 City of Ortonville Lot 16 Block 32, Original Appraised Value ....................... $ 250.00 22-0648-000 City of Ortonville Lot 7 Block 3, Cliff's 2nd Addition Appraised Value .................... $1,000.00 Assessments Before Forfelture .............................. $ 3,315.44 22-0872-000 City of Ortonvile Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 Block 2, Scholberg's Addition Appraised Value ......................... $ 50.00 Assessments Before Forfeiture ................... $ 5,807.69 In addition to the sale price, the following extra fees will be collected when the sale price ispaid: a 3% surcharge for the state assurance account, a state deed fee of $25, a deed filing fee of $20, and a state deed tax of .33% of the sale price with a minimum amount due of $1.65. The balance of any special assessments that were levied before forfeiture and canceled at forfeiture may be reassessed by the taxing district. These special assessments are shown o'n the list of tax-forfeited land under the column entitled "Assessments Before Forfeiture." Information about the sale of tax- forfeited land in Big Stone County can be obtained at the office of the County Auditor, Big Stone County Courthouse, 20 - 2nd Street SE, Ortonville, MN 56278, (320) 839-2525. Given under my hand and official seal at Odonville, Minnesota, this 2rid day of December, 2003. Michelle R. Knutson, Big Stone County Auditor (Dec. 9, 16, 2003) PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIG STONE COUNTY BOARD November 18, 2003 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Room at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, November 18, 2003. Chairman Maas 'called- the meeting to order with Commissioners Athey, Lane, Swigerd and Torgerson present. Also present were Ken and Kad Henneberg, LInda Bailey, HR Director Dadene Nichols-Born, County Attorney Bill Watson and County Auditor Michelle Knutson. The Pledge of Allegiance followed. Motion by Athey, seconded by Lane and carded to approve the minutes of the November 4  regular meeting. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carded to approve the agenda. Committee reports were presented. Beth Fuller from the Ortonville Independent arnved at the meeting. Motion by Athey, seconded by Swigerd and carded to authorize payment of the following claims on November 7, 2003: REVENUE ASSN OF MN COUNTIES 1,800.00; BEAR GRAPHICS 621.28; CASHTOWN SERVICE 308.87; CELLULAR 2000 194.64; CENEX 124.04; FIDELITY COMPRESOURCE 142.54; COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS 3,279.40; FIDLAR DOUBLEDAY 636.25; INNOVATIVE OFFICE SOLUTIONS 609.77; MACe 525.00; MEDTRONIC PHYSIO-CONTROL CaRP 249.21; NEEDHAM PLUMBING 101.50; OFFICE SYSTEMS 249.71; OFFICE 1 400.88; CARRIE OLSON 261.19; ORTONVILLE HOME SERVICE HARDWARE 103.92; ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT 580.11; OWIE 553.21; POSTMASTER 370.00; RINKE- NOONAN 200.00; SAFEWARE INC 536.20; SCHAFFER LAWN CARE 106.52; STEIN'S, INC 436.69; SWIFT COUNTY SHERIFF 180.00; DAVID TORGERSON 136.95; TOSHIBA 262.68; TRI STATE WATER 140.25; U OF MN 1,207.96; US LINK 1,205.82; WILLIAM WATSON 686.79; WEST CEN REG JUVENILE CENTER 4,060.00; XEROX 720.00. ENVIRONMENTAL COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS 136.61; US LINK 109.65; WASTE MANAGEMENT 8,107.55; BENNE'I-r ZlERKE 500.00. HIGHWAY AMERIPRIDE LINEN 115.01; ASSN OF MN COUNTIES 300.00; BITUMINOUS PAVING 169.37; CELLULAR 2000 296.09; COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS 373.92; KEVIN CRONEN 8,295.51; DAKOTA RIGGERS & TOOL CO, INC 164.06; FARMERS CO-OP ELEVATOR 9,217.30; LARRY HELGESON 228.99; HOMESTEAD HARDWARE & SUPPLY 183.88; DENNIS LINDHOLM 192.64; DOUG NELSON 325.41; ORTONVILLE STONE 1,816.30; STURDEVANTS 121.90; TRI COUNTY CO-OP OIL ASSN 672.82; TWIN VALLEY TIRE 1,688.88; US LINK 201.67; WEST CENTRAL STEEL 221.03; Number of claims not exceeding $100 - 46. Dollar amount of claims not exceeding $100 - $1,934.16. Auditor Knutson distributed copies of draft GASB 34 Related Policies for the Board's review. Approval will follow in December. Discussion was held on donating an old computer to Monarch Heights. Commissioner Torgerson will deliver the one originally set aside for the Fair Board. Discussion was held on the term limits of Planning Commission members. Motion by Lane, seconded by Swigard and carded to amend the bylaws by deleting Article III, Section B which will eliminate term limits. Discussion was held on the Feedlot Ordinance. Environmental Offlr.,m' Darmn Wilke summarized the concerns raised at the public heanng. Attorney Watson left dudng the discussion. The Commissioners will vote on the ordinance at the December 2 na meeting. Following a short break, Joan Hasslen updated the Board on the new senior housing development under construction in the City of Ortonville. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Athey and carried to authorize advertising for a part-time Administrative AssistantJOffica Manager position in the Extension Office. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carded to hire Laura Berger for the Deputy Treasurer position effective November 19, 2003. Hours worked prior to this date will be treated as temporary. Commissioner Lane updated the Board on discussions he has had with Interim VSO Dennis Anderson and Chippewa County. A meeting will be scheduled with Chippewa County to discuss options for sharing a VSO. Commissioners Lane and Swigerd and HR Director Nichols-Born will attend the meeting. Chairman Maas declared the meeting adjourned at 11:15 AM. Michelle R. Knutson, Auditor Alvin Maas, Chairman PROCEEDINGS OF THE 0RTONVILLE CITY COUNCIL MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2003 7:00 PM SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Dinnel called the regular meeting of the Ortonville City Council to order at 7:00 P.M. Roll call was taken with the following being present: Lisa Berkner, Dan Oakes, Artie Arndt, Lenore Sellin, Mike Dorry with the following absent: Mel Reinke. City Staff Present: Char Grossman, Curt Hormann, Dave McLaughlin. Media Present: Sue Kaercher-Blake, Kris Goehring Street, Holly Hilbrands. Others Present: Ken Archer, Kate Heinecke, Jim Heinecke, Bill Thyne, John S. Jurgens, Judy Fuller, Jim Foster, Marilyn Lindahl, Tom Tobin, LaValle Berkner, Suzy Dinnel, Roger Nornes, Mildred Amberg, Arnold Amberg. AGENDA AMENDMENTS: A motion was offered by Arndt and seconded by Berkner and did pass unanimously to approve the agenda as amended: Additions: New Business 13.b Release of Blanket Easement RECOGNITIONS AND PRESENTATIONS: Ken Archer updated the council of the kidney dialysis bid opening on November 13th. The Health Care Board met and is recommending the acceptance of the base bid from Doom & Cuypers Construction in the amount of $189,984.00, with a completion schedule of 100 calendar days. The Health Care Board is not recommending the approval of Alternate #1 at the present time. Dorry moved and Dinnel seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 03-105 RESOLUTION AWARDING KIDNEY DIALYSIS BID WHEREAS, the Health Care Board of the City of Ortonvitle had previously advertised for bids to be rece,ved for the aye: Dinnel, Sellin, Arndt, Oakes, Berkner, Dorry, and the following voted nay: none. Resolution 03-106 passed this 17th day of November 2003. Oakes moved and Arndt seconded and the motion passed unanimously approving the street committee recommendation to secure quotes for roof repair of the City Shop on Highway 75. Artie moved and Sellin seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 03-107 RESOLUTION AWARDING QUOTE FOR LAKESIDE PARK DOCK WHEREAS, the Street Committee had previously solicited quotes for a dock to replace the damaged Lakeside Park dock, and WHEREAS, Project quotes were received as follows: Ortonville Marine $13,419.00 and Curt's Sports Center $13,972.80, and WHEREAS, the quote of Ortonville Marine, Ortonville, Minnesota in the amount $13,419.00 has been determined by the Council to be the lowest responsible quote for the Project. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Council that upon the recommendation of the street committee, the quote of Ortonville Marine is hereby accepted with funds coming from the insurance monies from the damaged dock, $5,000 from the beach fund, $3,150 from the dock fund and the remaining balance from the street funds. After further discussion as to the need of a new dock and from what funds the balance over and above the insurance money will come from, Amdt withdrew his motion. The park board will be involved in determining the need for the dock and the funding. Artie moved and Sellin seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 03-108 RESOLUTION APPLYING THE $284,925.87 STATE OF MINNESOTA HIGHWAY 7 PAYMENT TO THE RITA ROAD PROJECT WHEREAS, upon the recommendation of the Street Committee the $284,925.87 reimbursement from the State of Minnesota Highway 7 Project be applied to the Rita Roadproject, and WHEREAS, if additional funds are needed, the funds would come from annual budgeted monies, and kidney dialysis project in the old clinic NOW THEREFORE BE IT building and ................. " RESOLVED by the Council of the City of WHEREAS, bids have now been Ortonville that the Rita Road project be received and reviewed by the architect funded by the State of Minnesota and the Health Care Board and the Board has made recommendation for the bid award, and WHEREAS, bids received were reported as follows: Dallas I. Hanson Construction $194,850.00 - Completion Schedule 120 days, Doom & Cuypers Construction $189,984.00 - Completion Schedule 100 days, Hasslen Construction Co. - $215,450.00 - Completion Schedule 90 days, Sussner Construction, Inc. - $194,400.00 - Completion Schedule 135 days, and WHEREAS, the bids of Doom & Cuypers Construction in the amount of $189,984.00 for the kidney dialysis roject has been determined by the ealth Care Board and the City Council to be the lowest responsible bid for Project. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Council that: 2. The bid of Doom & Cuypers Construction is hereby accepted. 2. That the Mayor and Clerk- Administrator be and are hereby authorized to execute necessary agreements with Doom & Cuypers Construction. Upon roll call vote the following voted aye: Oakes, Sellin, Berkner, Arndt, Dinnel, Dorry and the following voted nay: none. Resolution 03-105passed this 1 7th day of November 2003. CONSENT AGENDA: Dinnel asked if there were any additions, corrections, or deletions to be made to the Consent Agenda. Motion was made by Oakes and seconded by Sellin, to approve the Consent Agenda (with the exception of 13.a Resolution approving the Write-Off. Levied and Collection Agency Accounts! which included the following items: 9.a: Motion approving proposed council minutes of November 3, 2003. 9.b: Motion approving proposed council minutes of November 7, 2003. 15. Motion approving payment of bills as presented. With all members voting in favor, the motion carried. REPORTS FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEES: Oakes moved and Arndt seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 03-106 RESOLUTION APPROVING RENOVATION OF SHOP FRONT WHEREAS, the City of Ortonville had previously solicited quotes for the renovation of the front of the City Shop on Highway 75 to replace windows and door and install matching steel, and WHEREAS, Project quotes were received as follows: Vollmer Construction $14,105.11 and Lundberg Construction $15,783.00, and WHEREAS, the quote of Vollmer Construction, Ortonville, Minnesota in the amount $14,105.11 has been determined by the Council to be the lowest responsible quote for the Project, and NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Council that upon the recommendation of the street committee the quote of Vollmer Construction is hereby accepted with funds coming from the City Buildings Capital Expenditure Fund. Upon roll call vote the following voted payment and the annually budget funds. Upon roll call vote the following voted aye: Sellin, Arndt and the following voted nay: Dorry, Berkner, Dinnel, and abstained: Oakes. Resolution 03-108 failed. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Council Member Arndt presented his budget recommendations to the City Council and other concerned citizens. His proposals are as follows: OAHS transfers to the general fund $50,000 annually, turn over the maintenance, expenses and revenues from the old clinic building to OAHS and reduce the Police Department budget by $50,000. Several citizens voiced their concerns with the reduction of the city policing and the need for more information to inform the public of any proposed budget cuts. OAHS officials and Health Care Board members explained the effect of the proposed upcoming budget cut. With payments for the new hospital addition beginning in 2004 the financial condition of OAHS is very unsettled. OAHS is a significant asset to this community and at the present time any reduction of their funds by $50,000 would be a hardship to the organization. Arndt moved and Oakes seconded to obtain recommendation from both the OAHS and the Ortonville Police Department as to how the Police could reduce their budget by $50.000 and the OAHS transfers to the general fund $50.000. Motion passed 4-2 - Dorry. Dinnel voted no. NEW BUSINESS: Arndt moved and Sellin seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 03-109 RESOLUTION APPROVING WRITE- OFF, LEVIED AND COLLECTION AGENCY ACCOUNTS BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the properties as listed on file in the Office of the City Clerk/Administrator be levied for unpaid utility bills and snow removal charges, the uncollectable bills will be sent to the collection agency and the write-off accounts taken off the City books. Upon roll call vote the following voted aye: Dinnel, Sellin, Arndt, Oakes, Berkner, Dorry, and the following voted nay: none. Resolution 03-109 passed this 17th da)of November 2003. innel moved and Oakes seconded and the motion passed unanimously approving the release of the electric transmission easement for the following described realproperty located in Big Stone County, State of Minnesota: Lots Twelve (12), Thirteen (13), Fourteen (_14), Fifteen (15), Sixteen (16) and Seventeen (17), Block Two (2): Lots Eleven (11), Twelve (12), Thirteen (13), Fourteen (14), Fifteen (15), and Sixteen (16), Bloc k Three (3), LundelI-Stegner Addition, City of Ortonville, together with that part of vacated Avenue that would attach to said lots pursuant to Ordinance No. 03-05, as recorded in the office of the County Recorder, Big Stone County, Minnesota, as Dec. #156054. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Council, Arndt moved the adiournment of the meeting and with no oblections thereto. Dinnel adjourned the November 17, 2003 regular/neeting of the Ortonville City Council at 9:15 P.M. Charleen K. Grossman, City Clerk-Administrator Extension report Milan Drewlow Regional Extension Educator Natural Resource Policy, Planning and Management Wi|kin County Breckenridge, MN 56520 218/643-5481 The Welcome Mat Is Out For Wildlife With a bit of effort you can turn your backyard into a haven for birds and other animals where the welcome mat is always out. You may already have a yard that qualifies. There i are only four i b a s i c requirements; food, water protective and a place for  the wildlife to raise their young. There has been a growing national interest in preserving wildlife and it is important to give people, especially children, the experience of dealing firsthand with plants and wildlife. The first step is to see what you have now, to identify the habitat that already exists for wildlife, This is what to look for (or add): Food Sources - Plants that provide seed, fruits, nuts, acorns, buds or nectar are important for birds, squirrels and other forms of wildlife. The food sources can come from trees, shrubs, flowers and feeders you have in the yard. Nobody wants to travel very far to get food when they're hungry - birds included. Try planting a food source near evergreen trees or shrubs. Plant for diversity I When you're catering to birds. While catbirds love eating berries, sparrows are partial to nuts and seeds. Having a variety in your garden offers more options for shelter and food, you can cater to the most finicky of birds. Water - Wild creatures need water all year for drinking and bathing. It can be provided through birdbaths (with heater as needed) or a shallow pan on the ground. If you are looking for something visually pleasing a pond could be the answer. Be sure it is less than 3 inches deep or the birds won't use it. You may want to add a fountain - the sound of running water will attract birds. Cover - This refers to places to hide for protection from wind, weather and predators. This could be a dense area of shrubbery, a stand of evergreen trees or some brush, log or rock piles that blend into the landscape. Place to Raise Young - Evergreens are the popular housing choice for many birds. Their dense foliage provides protection from predators and bad weather. There may be a full range of possibilities, a dead tree with a knothole or other cavity, nesting boxes or shelves, dens in the ground or a pond. Remember, wildlife habitats can be anywhere in your yard; front, back or all of it. Put in the right plants 'you'll be enjoying birds in your garden where the welcome mat is always out. Milan Drewlow is an Educator with the University of Minnesota Extension Service in Natural Resources and Environment serving the West Central District that serves Big Stone and Traverse Counties. Get High Speed Wireless Internet from NATE'S NET where your uploads are as fast as downloads. NO PHONE LINES TO SLOW YOU DOWN! You can be on line all the time and never get bumped off! No need for that second phone line for the Internet, because it's wireless! Computer Sales & 8endce * Wireless Internet N00tl /- Yu; sts:M: Pnr:id;sa'l l/;5@;t;??;; ";m I 4 SIZES OF STORAGE AREAS: I 5'x10' 10'x10' 10'x20' 10'x30' I Lease at a fraction of the cost of larger communities! HIGHWAY 75 NORTH . ORTONVILLE, MN 56278 Phone (320) 305-0201 i H 9, 2003  INDEPENDENT Page 7b ic notices NOTICE OF MORTGAGE SALE TO VERIFICATION OF IDENTITY OF THE THE BY LAW IS NOT BY THIS ACTION. IS HEREBY GIVEN, that occurred in conditions of the e: MORTGAE November PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF 600.00 Steven D. Burns Burns, husband and wife AGEE: Town and Country ). D PLACE OF RECORDING: 2002, Big Stone Document No. DESCRIPTION OF Lot Two (2) in Block Two ;e Addition to the City of Stone County, Minnesota WHICH PROPERTY IS Stone AND CLAIMED TO S OF DATE OF NOTICE, TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY $5O,397.65 all pre-foreclosure have been complied with, or proceeding has been or otherwise to recover by said mortgage, or reef; to the power of sale said mortgage, the above will be sold by the , as follows: OF SALE: January OF SALE: Sheriff's Main SE Second St., Ortonville, debt secured by said and taxes, if any, on said and the costs and including attorneys fees law, subject to redemption from the date of said mortgagor(s) their personal or assi Ins. BY LAW FOR BY THE MORTGAGOR, ITGAGOR'S PERSONAL S OR ASSIGNS, TO FIVE WEEKS ORDER IS ENTERED STATUTES, i82.032, DETERMINING, THINGS, THAT THE PREMISES ARE WITH A RESIDENTIAL OF LESS THAN FIVE NOT PROPERTY USED PRODUCTION, 5, 2003 and Country Credit Corp. Mortgagee NORDMEYER L.L.P. Nordmeyer Zielke INICATION IS FROM A A DEBT. ANY OBTAINED WILL BE JRPOSE. Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2003) PUBLIC SALE OF LANDS HEREBY GIVEN that the ited land described I Land #03-1 shall highest bidder at public will be governed by the M.S. 282.01 and by the of the Big Stone County ;loners authorizing The resolution reads as that all pamela of listed on List of Tax- #03-1 be classified as land; that the basic each parcel on List of Tax- #03-1, that is on file with the Board, be for a public pursuant to sale will be held at December 30, 2003, Auditor at the for not basic sale price; and that is required at the time of LAND #03-1 , of Barry 9&10 of Barry Block 12, $ 200.00 .$ 30o.oo of Beardsley 2, Original , ......................... $ 50.00 of Beardsley 2, Original ....................... $ 500.00 of Beardsley inal ......................... $ 25.00 Before $1,705.81 of Beardsley inal ....................... $100.00 $1,566.16 of Beardsley 8, First Addition .................... $ 5,030.00 $2,854.82 $ 25.00 Clinton Lands I E of & adjacent to S 83' of , Sac. 16-123-46 $ 300.00 City of Clinton 14 Ilock 1, Addition $ 25.00 , of Clinton Block 3, 2,500.00 17-0296-000 City of Clinton Lot C eL 31 & E 25' of eL 32 Appraised Value .................... $ 7,600.00 18-0020-000 City of Correll 18' E & W by 16' N & S in SE Corner of Lot 11 Block 1, Original Appraised Value ......................... $10.00 19-0044-000 City of Graceville Lot 3 Block 5, Original Appraised Value ................... $ 2,000.00 19-0233-000 City of Graceville Lots 4 & 5 Block 2, Kings Addition Appraised Value ....................... $ 200.00 Aaeeesments Before Forfeiture ....$ 37.50 19-0241-000 City of Graceville Lots 3 & 4 Block 3, Kings Addition Apprelaed Value ....................... $ 200.00 19-0368-000 City of Graceville E 1/2 of Lot 3 Block 1 (Ex S 1/2 of E 130'), Hoffman's 2nd Addition Appraised Value ....................... $ 500.00 Assessments Before Forfeiture ....$ 25.00 22-0071-000 Ortonville City Lands Part of GL 2, .14A in NW1/4NEI/4, Sac. 16-121-46 Appraised Value ......................... $10.00 22-0323-000 City of Ortonville Lot 15 Block 32, Original Appraised Value ....................... $ 250.00 22-0324-000 City of Ortonville Lot 16 Block 32, Original Appraised Value ....................... $ 250.00 22-0648-000 City of Ortonville Lot 7 Block 3, Cliff's 2nd Addition Appraised Value .................... $1,000.00 Assessments Before Forfelture .............................. $ 3,315.44 22-0872-000 City of Ortonvile Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 Block 2, Scholberg's Addition Appraised Value ......................... $ 50.00 Assessments Before Forfeiture ................... $ 5,807.69 In addition to the sale price, the following extra fees will be collected when the sale price ispaid: a 3% surcharge for the state assurance account, a state deed fee of $25, a deed filing fee of $20, and a state deed tax of .33% of the sale price with a minimum amount due of $1.65. The balance of any special assessments that were levied before forfeiture and canceled at forfeiture may be reassessed by the taxing district. These special assessments are shown o'n the list of tax-forfeited land under the column entitled "Assessments Before Forfeiture." Information about the sale of tax- forfeited land in Big Stone County can be obtained at the office of the County Auditor, Big Stone County Courthouse, 20 - 2nd Street SE, Ortonville, MN 56278, (320) 839-2525. Given under my hand and official seal at Odonville, Minnesota, this 2rid day of December, 2003. Michelle R. Knutson, Big Stone County Auditor (Dec. 9, 16, 2003) PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIG STONE COUNTY BOARD November 18, 2003 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Room at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, November 18, 2003. Chairman Maas 'called- the meeting to order with Commissioners Athey, Lane, Swigerd and Torgerson present. Also present were Ken and Kad Henneberg, LInda Bailey, HR Director Dadene Nichols-Born, County Attorney Bill Watson and County Auditor Michelle Knutson. The Pledge of Allegiance followed. Motion by Athey, seconded by Lane and carded to approve the minutes of the November 4  regular meeting. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carded to approve the agenda. Committee reports were presented. Beth Fuller from the Ortonville Independent arnved at the meeting. Motion by Athey, seconded by Swigerd and carded to authorize payment of the following claims on November 7, 2003: REVENUE ASSN OF MN COUNTIES 1,800.00; BEAR GRAPHICS 621.28; CASHTOWN SERVICE 308.87; CELLULAR 2000 194.64; CENEX 124.04; FIDELITY COMPRESOURCE 142.54; COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS 3,279.40; FIDLAR DOUBLEDAY 636.25; INNOVATIVE OFFICE SOLUTIONS 609.77; MACe 525.00; MEDTRONIC PHYSIO-CONTROL CaRP 249.21; NEEDHAM PLUMBING 101.50; OFFICE SYSTEMS 249.71; OFFICE 1 400.88; CARRIE OLSON 261.19; ORTONVILLE HOME SERVICE HARDWARE 103.92; ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT 580.11; OWIE 553.21; POSTMASTER 370.00; RINKE- NOONAN 200.00; SAFEWARE INC 536.20; SCHAFFER LAWN CARE 106.52; STEIN'S, INC 436.69; SWIFT COUNTY SHERIFF 180.00; DAVID TORGERSON 136.95; TOSHIBA 262.68; TRI STATE WATER 140.25; U OF MN 1,207.96; US LINK 1,205.82; WILLIAM WATSON 686.79; WEST CEN REG JUVENILE CENTER 4,060.00; XEROX 720.00. ENVIRONMENTAL COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS 136.61; US LINK 109.65; WASTE MANAGEMENT 8,107.55; BENNE'I-r ZlERKE 500.00. HIGHWAY AMERIPRIDE LINEN 115.01; ASSN OF MN COUNTIES 300.00; BITUMINOUS PAVING 169.37; CELLULAR 2000 296.09; COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS 373.92; KEVIN CRONEN 8,295.51; DAKOTA RIGGERS & TOOL CO, INC 164.06; FARMERS CO-OP ELEVATOR 9,217.30; LARRY HELGESON 228.99; HOMESTEAD HARDWARE & SUPPLY 183.88; DENNIS LINDHOLM 192.64; DOUG NELSON 325.41; ORTONVILLE STONE 1,816.30; STURDEVANTS 121.90; TRI COUNTY CO-OP OIL ASSN 672.82; TWIN VALLEY TIRE 1,688.88; US LINK 201.67; WEST CENTRAL STEEL 221.03; Number of claims not exceeding $100 - 46. Dollar amount of claims not exceeding $100 - $1,934.16. Auditor Knutson distributed copies of draft GASB 34 Related Policies for the Board's review. Approval will follow in December. Discussion was held on donating an old computer to Monarch Heights. Commissioner Torgerson will deliver the one originally set aside for the Fair Board. Discussion was held on the term limits of Planning Commission members. Motion by Lane, seconded by Swigard and carded to amend the bylaws by deleting Article III, Section B which will eliminate term limits. Discussion was held on the Feedlot Ordinance. Environmental Offlr.,m' Darmn Wilke summarized the concerns raised at the public heanng. Attorney Watson left dudng the discussion. The Commissioners will vote on the ordinance at the December 2 na meeting. Following a short break, Joan Hasslen updated the Board on the new senior housing development under construction in the City of Ortonville. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Athey and carried to authorize advertising for a part-time Administrative AssistantJOffica Manager position in the Extension Office. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carded to hire Laura Berger for the Deputy Treasurer position effective November 19, 2003. Hours worked prior to this date will be treated as temporary. Commissioner Lane updated the Board on discussions he has had with Interim VSO Dennis Anderson and Chippewa County. A meeting will be scheduled with Chippewa County to discuss options for sharing a VSO. Commissioners Lane and Swigerd and HR Director Nichols-Born will attend the meeting. Chairman Maas declared the meeting adjourned at 11:15 AM. Michelle R. Knutson, Auditor Alvin Maas, Chairman PROCEEDINGS OF THE 0RTONVILLE CITY COUNCIL MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2003 7:00 PM SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Dinnel called the regular meeting of the Ortonville City Council to order at 7:00 P.M. Roll call was taken with the following being present: Lisa Berkner, Dan Oakes, Artie Arndt, Lenore Sellin, Mike Dorry with the following absent: Mel Reinke. City Staff Present: Char Grossman, Curt Hormann, Dave McLaughlin. Media Present: Sue Kaercher-Blake, Kris Goehring Street, Holly Hilbrands. Others Present: Ken Archer, Kate Heinecke, Jim Heinecke, Bill Thyne, John S. Jurgens, Judy Fuller, Jim Foster, Marilyn Lindahl, Tom Tobin, LaValle Berkner, Suzy Dinnel, Roger Nornes, Mildred Amberg, Arnold Amberg. AGENDA AMENDMENTS: A motion was offered by Arndt and seconded by Berkner and did pass unanimously to approve the agenda as amended: Additions: New Business 13.b Release of Blanket Easement RECOGNITIONS AND PRESENTATIONS: Ken Archer updated the council of the kidney dialysis bid opening on November 13th. The Health Care Board met and is recommending the acceptance of the base bid from Doom & Cuypers Construction in the amount of $189,984.00, with a completion schedule of 100 calendar days. The Health Care Board is not recommending the approval of Alternate #1 at the present time. Dorry moved and Dinnel seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 03-105 RESOLUTION AWARDING KIDNEY DIALYSIS BID WHEREAS, the Health Care Board of the City of Ortonvitle had previously advertised for bids to be rece,ved for the aye: Dinnel, Sellin, Arndt, Oakes, Berkner, Dorry, and the following voted nay: none. Resolution 03-106 passed this 17th day of November 2003. Oakes moved and Arndt seconded and the motion passed unanimously approving the street committee recommendation to secure quotes for roof repair of the City Shop on Highway 75. Artie moved and Sellin seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 03-107 RESOLUTION AWARDING QUOTE FOR LAKESIDE PARK DOCK WHEREAS, the Street Committee had previously solicited quotes for a dock to replace the damaged Lakeside Park dock, and WHEREAS, Project quotes were received as follows: Ortonville Marine $13,419.00 and Curt's Sports Center $13,972.80, and WHEREAS, the quote of Ortonville Marine, Ortonville, Minnesota in the amount $13,419.00 has been determined by the Council to be the lowest responsible quote for the Project. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Council that upon the recommendation of the street committee, the quote of Ortonville Marine is hereby accepted with funds coming from the insurance monies from the damaged dock, $5,000 from the beach fund, $3,150 from the dock fund and the remaining balance from the street funds. After further discussion as to the need of a new dock and from what funds the balance over and above the insurance money will come from, Amdt withdrew his motion. The park board will be involved in determining the need for the dock and the funding. Artie moved and Sellin seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 03-108 RESOLUTION APPLYING THE $284,925.87 STATE OF MINNESOTA HIGHWAY 7 PAYMENT TO THE RITA ROAD PROJECT WHEREAS, upon the recommendation of the Street Committee the $284,925.87 reimbursement from the State of Minnesota Highway 7 Project be applied to the Rita Roadproject, and WHEREAS, if additional funds are needed, the funds would come from annual budgeted monies, and kidney dialysis project in the old clinic NOW THEREFORE BE IT building and ................. " RESOLVED by the Council of the City of WHEREAS, bids have now been Ortonville that the Rita Road project be received and reviewed by the architect funded by the State of Minnesota and the Health Care Board and the Board has made recommendation for the bid award, and WHEREAS, bids received were reported as follows: Dallas I. Hanson Construction $194,850.00 - Completion Schedule 120 days, Doom & Cuypers Construction $189,984.00 - Completion Schedule 100 days, Hasslen Construction Co. - $215,450.00 - Completion Schedule 90 days, Sussner Construction, Inc. - $194,400.00 - Completion Schedule 135 days, and WHEREAS, the bids of Doom & Cuypers Construction in the amount of $189,984.00 for the kidney dialysis roject has been determined by the ealth Care Board and the City Council to be the lowest responsible bid for Project. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Council that: 2. The bid of Doom & Cuypers Construction is hereby accepted. 2. That the Mayor and Clerk- Administrator be and are hereby authorized to execute necessary agreements with Doom & Cuypers Construction. Upon roll call vote the following voted aye: Oakes, Sellin, Berkner, Arndt, Dinnel, Dorry and the following voted nay: none. Resolution 03-105passed this 1 7th day of November 2003. CONSENT AGENDA: Dinnel asked if there were any additions, corrections, or deletions to be made to the Consent Agenda. Motion was made by Oakes and seconded by Sellin, to approve the Consent Agenda (with the exception of 13.a Resolution approving the Write-Off. Levied and Collection Agency Accounts! which included the following items: 9.a: Motion approving proposed council minutes of November 3, 2003. 9.b: Motion approving proposed council minutes of November 7, 2003. 15. Motion approving payment of bills as presented. With all members voting in favor, the motion carried. REPORTS FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEES: Oakes moved and Arndt seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 03-106 RESOLUTION APPROVING RENOVATION OF SHOP FRONT WHEREAS, the City of Ortonville had previously solicited quotes for the renovation of the front of the City Shop on Highway 75 to replace windows and door and install matching steel, and WHEREAS, Project quotes were received as follows: Vollmer Construction $14,105.11 and Lundberg Construction $15,783.00, and WHEREAS, the quote of Vollmer Construction, Ortonville, Minnesota in the amount $14,105.11 has been determined by the Council to be the lowest responsible quote for the Project, and NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Council that upon the recommendation of the street committee the quote of Vollmer Construction is hereby accepted with funds coming from the City Buildings Capital Expenditure Fund. Upon roll call vote the following voted payment and the annually budget funds. Upon roll call vote the following voted aye: Sellin, Arndt and the following voted nay: Dorry, Berkner, Dinnel, and abstained: Oakes. Resolution 03-108 failed. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Council Member Arndt presented his budget recommendations to the City Council and other concerned citizens. His proposals are as follows: OAHS transfers to the general fund $50,000 annually, turn over the maintenance, expenses and revenues from the old clinic building to OAHS and reduce the Police Department budget by $50,000. Several citizens voiced their concerns with the reduction of the city policing and the need for more information to inform the public of any proposed budget cuts. OAHS officials and Health Care Board members explained the effect of the proposed upcoming budget cut. With payments for the new hospital addition beginning in 2004 the financial condition of OAHS is very unsettled. OAHS is a significant asset to this community and at the present time any reduction of their funds by $50,000 would be a hardship to the organization. Arndt moved and Oakes seconded to obtain recommendation from both the OAHS and the Ortonville Police Department as to how the Police could reduce their budget by $50.000 and the OAHS transfers to the general fund $50.000. Motion passed 4-2 - Dorry. Dinnel voted no. NEW BUSINESS: Arndt moved and Sellin seconded that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION 03-109 RESOLUTION APPROVING WRITE- OFF, LEVIED AND COLLECTION AGENCY ACCOUNTS BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the properties as listed on file in the Office of the City Clerk/Administrator be levied for unpaid utility bills and snow removal charges, the uncollectable bills will be sent to the collection agency and the write-off accounts taken off the City books. Upon roll call vote the following voted aye: Dinnel, Sellin, Arndt, Oakes, Berkner, Dorry, and the following voted nay: none. Resolution 03-109 passed this 17th da)of November 2003. innel moved and Oakes seconded and the motion passed unanimously approving the release of the electric transmission easement for the following described realproperty located in Big Stone County, State of Minnesota: Lots Twelve (12), Thirteen (13), Fourteen (_14), Fifteen (15), Sixteen (16) and Seventeen (17), Block Two (2): Lots Eleven (11), Twelve (12), Thirteen (13), Fourteen (14), Fifteen (15), and Sixteen (16), Bloc k Three (3), LundelI-Stegner Addition, City of Ortonville, together with that part of vacated Avenue that would attach to said lots pursuant to Ordinance No. 03-05, as recorded in the office of the County Recorder, Big Stone County, Minnesota, as Dec. #156054. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Council, Arndt moved the adiournment of the meeting and with no oblections thereto. Dinnel adjourned the November 17, 2003 regular/neeting of the Ortonville City Council at 9:15 P.M. Charleen K. Grossman, City Clerk-Administrator Extension report Milan Drewlow Regional Extension Educator Natural Resource Policy, Planning and Management Wi|kin County Breckenridge, MN 56520 218/643-5481 The Welcome Mat Is Out For Wildlife With a bit of effort you can turn your backyard into a haven for birds and other animals where the welcome mat is always out. You may already have a yard that qualifies. There i are only four i b a s i c requirements; food, water protective and a place for  the wildlife to raise their young. There has been a growing national interest in preserving wildlife and it is important to give people, especially children, the experience of dealing firsthand with plants and wildlife. The first step is to see what you have now, to identify the habitat that already exists for wildlife, This is what to look for (or add): Food Sources - Plants that provide seed, fruits, nuts, acorns, buds or nectar are important for birds, squirrels and other forms of wildlife. The food sources can come from trees, shrubs, flowers and feeders you have in the yard. Nobody wants to travel very far to get food when they're hungry - birds included. Try planting a food source near evergreen trees or shrubs. Plant for diversity I When you're catering to birds. While catbirds love eating berries, sparrows are partial to nuts and seeds. Having a variety in your garden offers more options for shelter and food, you can cater to the most finicky of birds. Water - Wild creatures need water all year for drinking and bathing. It can be provided through birdbaths (with heater as needed) or a shallow pan on the ground. If you are looking for something visually pleasing a pond could be the answer. Be sure it is less than 3 inches deep or the birds won't use it. You may want to add a fountain - the sound of running water will attract birds. Cover - This refers to places to hide for protection from wind, weather and predators. This could be a dense area of shrubbery, a stand of evergreen trees or some brush, log or rock piles that blend into the landscape. Place to Raise Young - Evergreens are the popular housing choice for many birds. Their dense foliage provides protection from predators and bad weather. There may be a full range of possibilities, a dead tree with a knothole or other cavity, nesting boxes or shelves, dens in the ground or a pond. Remember, wildlife habitats can be anywhere in your yard; front, back or all of it. Put in the right plants 'you'll be enjoying birds in your garden where the welcome mat is always out. 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