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ic notices MORTGAGE SALE TO VERIFICATION OF AND IDENTITY OF THE WITHIN THE BY LAW IS NOT I BY THIS ACTION. IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the conditions of described mortgage: 07/3111997 GOR(S): Karyn single woman Minnwest Bank OF RECORDING: 01, 1997, Big Stone Document No. OF MORTGAGE: to: Minnesota Housing Dated: July 31, 1997, 01, 1997, Big Stone Document No. DESCRIPTION OF Lot Ten (10) of Block Two Addition to the City of being a subdivison of Quarter of the Northeast ) of Section Nine ) One Hundred Twenty-one Forty-six (46), West IN WHICH PROPERTY IS Stone AMOUNT OF 540.00 DUE AND CLAIMED TO OF DATE OF NOTICE, IF ANY, PAID BY 521.90 to the commencement of foreclosure proceeding nee of Mortgagee all notice requirements as statute; that no action or been instituted at law or recover the debt secured or any part thereof; the power of sale said mortgage, the above will be sold by the I county as follows: SALE: Tuesday, 2003, 10:00 a.m. SALE: Front Steps of Big Courthouse, City of debt then 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 assigns. RELEASED FROM OBETGTIO N ON ALLOWED BY LAW FOR BY THE MORTGAGOR, ITGAGOR'S PERSONAL OR ASSIGNS, ,ED TO FIVE WEEKS IAL ORDER IS ENTERED TA STATUTES, i82.032, DETERMINING, THINGS, THAT THE PREMISES ARE WITH A RESIDENTIAL OF LESS THAN FIVE NOT PROPERTY USED PRODUCTION, 2002 MINNESOTA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY Assignee of Mortgagee P.A. Obede Finance Agency 3OO COMMUNICATION FROM 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 2002) NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING MINNESOTA hereby given that a public be held on Thursday, 12, 2002 at 12:00 p.m. at located at 205 NW 2nd MN, to consider an for Border Cities Enterprise Credit from Curves For Marketing, Inc. the County Assessor, of the affected taxing and any taxpayer of the may be heard or may views in writing at or Imeeting. Vicki Oakes, Zone Coordinator 10, 2002) OURT DISTRICT JUVENILE DNISION HEARING of the of: and Court File No. J1-02-50747 512 Wisconsin Minnesota 29O9 Angelo, Texas Main Street, San 76901; and Stephen B. North Haven Street #6, , Minnesote 56208 or 718 Ortonville, Minnesota 56278-1116. TAKE NOTICE that a be held at the Carver Center, Justice Fourth Street, Chaska, 55318 on December 26, a.m., or as soon thereafter may be heard, to deten'nine of Loretta ppard and B. Whatley should be by the order of the court to Children, Christian James Jayne Whatley. ORDERED: and the children's or custodian have the present and to" be an attorney at the above they cannot afford an i attorney will be appointed at and each one of them. **The Court will consider and decide the children's needs for protection or services and other disposition regarding the above-named children including the possibility that the children may be removed from their parent and placed. Even with failure to appear in response to this notice the hearing may still be conducted and appropriate relief granted on the petition or motion. If you fail to appear at the hearing a default order terminatingparental rights of Loretta Tunstall, Stephen B. Whatley and Charles R. Sheppard to the minor children, Christian James Sheppard and Gracelin Jayne Whatley may be issued based upon all information presented to the court. Dated: Nov. 25, 2002 Janet L. Barke Cain, Asst. Carver County Attorney Attorney Reg. #201108 Government Center, Justice Center 604 East Fourth Street Chaska, Minnesota 55318-2102 (952) 361-1400 (Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10, 2002) NOTICE ORDINANCE NO. 02-05 CITY OF ORTONVILLE COUNTY OF BIG STONE STATE OF MINNESOTA AN ORDINANCE ORDERING THE INSTALLATION OF STOP SIGNS ON FOURTH STREET AT THE INTERSECTION OF FOURTH STREET AND JACKSON AVENUE WHEREAS, the Ortonville Chief of Police in order to assist in the direction and control of traffic, to improve safe driving conditions at any intersections or dangerous locations and to warn pedestnans or drivers of motor vehicles of dangerous intersections or hazards, has ordered tha installation of stop signs on Fourth Street at the intersection of Fourth Street and Jackson Avenue. THE CITY COUNCIL OF-THE CITY OF ORTONVILLE ORDAINS that the installation of the stop signs on Fourth Street at the intersection of Fourth Street and Jackson Avenue is hereby approved. Passed by the City Council of the City of Ortonville, Minnesota this 2nd day of December, 2002. APPROVED: David Dinnel, Mayor ATTEST: Chadeen K. Grossman City Clerk-Administrator (Dec. 10, 2002) NOTICE LOADER FOR SALE Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the Big Stone County Highway Department at the office of the County Engineer, 437 N. Minnesota Street, Ortonville, MN 56278 until 10:00 A.M. on Fdday, January 3, 2003 for sale of the following equipment: One 1972 Model 950 Caterpillar Wheel Loader .rfal #81J4597 Big Stone County Highway Department reserves the nght to reject PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIG STONE COUNTY BOARD November I9, 2002 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met m the Commissioner's Room at 8:30 AM on Tuesday November 19, 2002 Chairperson Lane called the meeting to order wth Commissioners Krueger, Swgerd and Torgerson present Absent was Commssloner Maas Also present Ortonville Independent reporter Ardith Eckardt County Attorney Bdl Watson and County Auditor Mchetle Knutson The Pledge of Allegiance followed Motion by Krueger. seconded by Torgerson and carried to approve the minutes of the November 7 th regular meeting Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to approve the agenda with noted additions Committ(:e reports were presented Dscusslon was held on the tape recording of board meetings Attorney Watson will research and report back to the Board Watson left the meeting VSO Doug Tomschin was present for a discussion On the request for Tomschin's services from a non-county resident veteran it was decided that a letter be written advising the veteran that contact be made with her home county VSO or one of the Commissioners Chairperson Lane declared the pubhc hearing open at 9:40 AM to take pubhc comment on the Big Stone County Water Plan Present were Matt Johnson from Midwest Community Planning, David Sd/ from . BWSR and Environmental Officer Darren Wdke Witke summarized the plan and Johnson reviewed the process of drafting and adopting the plan Discussion on drainage followed Hearing no - public comment, Chairperson Lane declared the hearing adjourned at 10:10 AM. Following a short break, motion by Swigerd, seconded by Krueger and carried to authorize paymeht of the following claims on November 22, 2002: COUNTY REVENUE Big Stone Co.op 40866; Cellular 2000 246 12; Cenex 199.17; City of Ortonville 1,681 26; Clay County Sheriff 49500; Dallas I Hanson Construction 1,825 00; Elan Financial Serwces 107 98; Frank Madden 36249; Gessweln Motors 27831; Government Training Service 475.00; Hanson Torness 190.64; John's Landscape 866.00; Kandiyohi County Sheriff 360.00; Lac qui Parle County Sheriff 22000; Main Street Service 463 37; Medtox Laboratories 141 10; MN Elevators 14264; MN Institute Legal Educahon 22500; MN Sheriffs Assn 301 76; MN West Community & Technical 108 00; Darlene Nichols.Born 28100; Office Systems 1,278 76; Postmaster" 18500; Pro Action 119 38; Rinke.Noonan 200 00; Swift County Sheriff 1,03000; Toshiba 26268; Traverse County Sheriff 12500; Tri. State Water 209.49; U of MN 1,20471; US Link 1,627.18; Vertical Solutions 1,029.98; William Watson 279.27; West Cen Reg Juvenile Center 43500; West Group 189 58; Xerox 69600 ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Nick Golden 500 00; US Link 108 70; Waste Management 9,967.50 any and all bids and to waive . HIGHWAY informalities. To examine this Amerpnd'eUnen 12045; Big StoneCo. eqdiil, "and to ta a bidp, op 8,13270; - itUfio0s Paving contact Big Stone County Highway .-10;100 00; Blizzard Blade 15715; Department, 437 North Minnesota /Cellular 2000 36837 Computer Street, Ortonvilte, Minnesota. ./ Professionals 38089; Diamond Mowers Bids must be accompanied bya 617.00', Gnffith Hardware 112 51; H & check made payable to the County L Mesabi 1,214.10; Hancock Concrete Treasurer, Big Stone County, for at least five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid. Nick Anderson, Big Stone County Highway Engineer (320) 839-2594 (Dec. 10, 17, 2002) NOTICE ORDINANCE NO. 02-06 CITY OF ORTONVILLE COUNTY OF BIG STONE STATE OF MINNESOTA AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF CERTAIN REAL ESTATE OWNED BY THE CITY OF ORTONVlLLE WHEREAS, the City of Ortonville, hereinafter referred to as CITY" owns the following described real property located within the County of Big Stone, State of Minnesota, to-wit: Lot One (1), Block Nine (9), Orton's First Addition to the City of Ortonville WHEREAS, the City of Ortonville acquired title to said lot for the sole purpose of removing a dilapidated building located thereon which was hazardous to the public and then reconveying said lot. WHEREAS, the lot, due to its size, is not a buildable lot. WHEREAS, the City notified all landowners within 300 ft. of said lot that said lot was for sale and asked for bids from any interested parties; and WHEREAS, the only offer received by the City was from Susan Reese and Arlie Reese, the owtler of the adjoining lot, said offer being in the amount of $1,000.00. NOW THEREFORE, the City Council of Ortonville ordains as follows: CITY shall convey by Quit Claim Deed to Susan Reese and Arlie Reese for the sum of $1,000.00, the following described real estate: Lot One (1), Block Nine (9), Orton's First Addition to the City of Ortonville And the Mayor and City Clerk/Administrator are authorized to execute the same on behalf of the City. APPROVED: David Dinnel, Mayor ATTEST: Charleen K. Groseman City Clerk-Administrator (Dec. 10, 2002) Products 1,34292; Henrich & Sons 1,.19280; Homestead Hardware & Supply 392.11; Infratech 8,720 46; Jerome Jennen 371.69; M-R Sign 971 92; Midwest Truck & Parts 889.03; Nelson's Shop 1,931 02; Ronglien Excavating 3,120.00; Sturdevants 138 92; Twin Valley Tire 309 16; U of MN 28500; US Link 24032; WCEC 89100; Wildung Implement 4,949 64; Ziegler 82882 ENHANCED 9-1-1 GEO.COMM 5,100 00 DITCH Fridgen Excavating 1813700; J & B Excayating 650 00 Number of claims not exceeding $100- 67 Dollar amount of claims not exceeding $100 - $2,876 45 Motion by Sw!gerd, seconded by Torgerson and carried to hold a public hearing to consider the adoption of the Big Stone County Subdivision Controls Ordinance 2002 as recommended by the Planning Commissmn This ordinance Js an amendment of the Subdivision Controls Ordinance, 1993. A Notice of Intent shall be published with the hearing being set for December 17 th at 10:00 AM during the regular meeting of the County Board. Environmental Officer Darren Wilke explained to the Board that the current sewage treatment ordinance does not allow a homeowner to install a pressurized septic system. However, Bennett Zierke was present to explain his previous experiences in this area and request the Board's permission to install his own mound system on his property Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Krueger and carried to allow Mr Zierke to perform the installation with the condition that he guarantees the work for 5 years if the property is sold Chairperson Lane reappointed Alois Oeutsch to the Big Stone County HRA Board for a 5.year term effective October 4, 2002 Motion bY Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carned to adopt the following resolution: 200243 WHEREAS, Big Stone County desires to protect the health of its mtizens by Jmprowng traffic safety and participating in the Safe & Sober Challenge; and WHEREAS, under the prowsion of the Highway Safety Act (PL. B9-563), the Minnesota Department of Public Safety has federal funding to promote traffic safety; and WHEREAS, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety had judged Big Stone County's efforts to decrease mpaired driwng and increase seat belt use to be exceptional, and wants to reward those efforts by providing additional funding for the department THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that B=g Stone County enter into an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety for the period from December 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003 The Sheriff of Bg Stone County is hereby authorized to execute such agreements as are necessary to implement the project on behalf of Bg Stone County BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Sheriff of Bg Stone County s hereby authorized to be the fiscal agent and administer the grant on behalf of Big Stone County Extension Director John Cunningham informed the Board of upcoming meetings for their consideration Auditor Kf%tson recewed notice that Big Stone County was selected as MCiT's Overall Most Improved County m 2002 The award wdl be presented m conjunction with the AMC Awards Banquet at the annual AMC Conference in December Chairperson Lane declared the meeting adjourned at 11:20 AM Michelle R Knutson, Auditor Richard Lane, Chairperson Hwy Dept Five-Year Plan Meeting November 25, 2002 The Big Sterne County Board of Commissioners met in the board room of the Highway Department at 10:00 AM on Monday, November 25, 2002 Chairperson Lane called the meeting to order with Commissioners Krueger, Maas, Swigerd and Torgerson present Also present were Jon Pansch. Wesley Herberg, Wade Athey, Roger Nornes, Mark Detz, Terry LaVoi, Derrick Loeschke, Gary Haugen, County Engineer Nck Anderson, HR Director Darlene Nichols-Born and County Auditor Michelle Knutson Engineer Anderson reviewed the five- year plan for road construction Charles Lmdquist arrived at the meeting Anderson then rewewed the five.year plan for equipment purchases Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Krueger and carried to approve the five. year plan for road construction as presented Motion by Torgerson, seconded by Maas and carried to approve the five.year plan for major equipment purchases as presented Discussion was held on the transportation funding formula and the mpact of legislatwe proposals to shdt" the funding Mohon by Krueger, seconded by Swigerd and carried to authorize the County's becoming a member of the Transportation Affiance Mohon by KrueEer, seconded by Swigerd and carried to adopt the Access Control and Access Permits on County Roads Policy as presented Mohon by Torgerson, seconded by Swgerd and carried to adopt the Utility Excavations in County Roadways Policy as presented Maintenance Supervisor Gary Haugen rewewed the snow plowing routes with those present Engineer Anderson reviewed the repairs and maintenance done on various county ditches Discussion was held on the installation of a RV dump station at Toqua Park. Motion by Krueger, seconded by Torgerson and carried to authorize the expenditure to pay for the materials HR Director Darlene Nichols.Born informed the Board on the new DUI laws for CDL license holders. Discussion was held on the County's purchase price for right.of-way in agricuH:ural settings. Discussion was held on the benefits of including Highway Department information on the County's web page Discussion was held on landowners' ,remburse,-nents to the Count-y fo the Rothwell project. Engineer Anderson informed the board that two landowners havenot paid. Anderson will check with the County Attorney on collection options Chairperson Lane declared the meeting adjourned at 12:02 PM Michelle R Knutson, Auditor Richard Lane, Chairperson PROCEEDINGS OF THE 0RTONVILLE CITY COUNCIL MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2002 7:00 PM COUNCIL CHAMBERS 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: Mike Dorry, Lisa Berkner, MoI Reinke, Artie Arndt, Lenore Sellin, Dan Oakes with the following absent: None. City Staff Present: Char Grossman, Curtis Hormann. Media present: John Paulson, Ardith Eckardt. Others Present: Ron Wester, Joan Julius, Kathy Korth, Kathryn Meyer, Paul Taffe, Rusty Dimberg, Brad Schipper, Ken Archer, Angle Kriesel, Ron Athey. AGENDA AMENDMENTS: The following agenda amendments were offered by Reinke and seconded by Berkner and the motion did pass unanimously to approve the following agenda additions: Recognitions/Presentations/ Introductions 6.a Ken Archer introduction of Brad Schipper 6.b Angle Kriesel 6.c. Ron Athey Unfinished Business 12.d Strege Clean-up site RECOGNITIONS/PRESENTATIONS/ INTRODUCTIONS: Ken Archer introduced Brad Schipper as the new Nortllridge Administrator. Archer will be presenting information at the December 2nd meeting regarding the Assisted Living Project. Angie Kriesel, Ortonville Ambulance Director, presented a proposed increase in rates and wages effective January 1, 2003. Due to increased training and responsibility with the new meds variances the ambulance board has met and is recommending the increase. Upon recommendation of the Ambulance Board, Dinnel moved and Oakes seconded that a resolution be adopted approving the increase of the base rate mileage rate and wages effective January 1, 2003. The training hour rate increase was denied, but will be addressed during the 2003 budget preparation (RES 02-111). With all members voting in favor, the motion carried. Ron Athey, Fire Chief, addressed the council concerning the need for new bunker equipment tor the firemen. The cost of the equipment is about $1,000 per unit with 30 firemen in the department. The fireman will donate $5,000 toward the purchase of the equipment. The capital budget for the fire department will fund theproject. Athey will check w!th the City Clerk on the biddingprocess. CONSENT AGENDA: Mayor Dinnel asked ;f there were any additions, corrections, or deletions to be made to the Consent Agenda. Motion was made by council member Oakes and seconded by council member Amdt, to approve the Consent Agenda, (with the exception of 13.h) which included the following items: 9.a: Motion approving proposed council minutes of November 4, 2002. 13.a: Resolution approving T.H. No. 7 Payment Estimate No. 13 - $2,844.60 (RES-02-112). 13b: Motion approving Hospital project pay request # 17 $253,921.50. 13.c: Resolution approving 2002 Watermain Extension TH 12 to CSAH 79 Payment Estimate No. 1 $22,780.06 (R ES-02-113). 13.d: Resolution approving payment of $371.38 for donation plaques at the Golf Clubhouse (R ES-02-114). 13e: Resolution approving the purchase of root killer for the Hilltop sewer line in the amount of $3,795.00 (RES-02-115). 13.f: Resolution approving the Levied and Collection Agency Accounts. (RES- 02-116). 13.g: Resolution approving the repair of the Burdick Substation elbow terminators (RES-02-117), 13.i: First Reading of Ordinance (Ordinance 02-05) Stop Signs - Fourth and Jackson. 15. Motion approving payment of bills as presented With all members voting in favor, the motion carried. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Reinke offered the first reading of an Ordinance (Ordinance 02-06) tor the sate of the property by the City to Susan and Adie Reese - Lot 1. Block 9, Orton's First Addition to the City of Ortonville. Council meeting scheduled for November 20th is cancelled. Water Monitor's automatic meter reading demonstration project was reviewed by the council. Paul Taffe answered questions relating to the proposed project. Upon recommendation of the Utility Board, Dinnel moved and Oakes seconded that a resolution be adopted approving the automatic meter reading demonstration project with Water Monitor. Inc. contingent upon obtaining an agreement with the City. (RES 02- 118). With all members voting in favor, the motion carried. The Strege clean-up site was discussed. The City Clerk will check on the balance remaining for payment to Jim Strege. There are still outstanding bills. NEW BUSINESS: Dust control on City streets was discussed. The dust control problem was referred back to the Street Committee to obtain some alternative method of control. Dinnel moved and Reinke seconded that a resolution be adopted Designating Authorized MRES Representative (RES 02-119). With all members voting in favor, the motion carried. Dinnel moved and Sellin seconded that a resolution be adopted Designating Authorized WMMPA Representative (RES 02-120). With all members voting in favor, the motion carded. Upon recommendation of the Street Committee, a motion was made by Dinnel and seconded by Reinke and e mot|on passed unanimously to se t a pubfic hearing for street improvements on Rita Road at the regular council meeting on December 2, 2002. CITY CLERK-ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS: Dallas I. Hanson Construction has refurbished the granite wall by the City pier with money from a FEMA grant. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Council, Arndt moved the adjournment of the meeting and with no objections thereto. Dinnet adjourned the November 18, 2002 regular meeting of the Ortonville City Council at 7:50 P.M. Charleen K. Grossman, City Clerk-Administrator %an/le D your part to help  up Big Stone Lake!J Birthdays As Taken From The Big Stone American Legion Auxiliary Birthday Calendar. Tuesday, Dec. 10 Steven Dean Dragt, Karen Hippie, Shondellc Allenc Sweats, Paula Rausch, Kathleen Thymian, Tim Holtquist, Jocl Brehmer, Linda Gere, Karly Kraemer, Lisa Erode, Angela Bethke Wednesday, Dec. 11 Reuben Gutzman, Gregory Gerber, Gene Burdick, Ashley Ewing, Brandon Hillman Thursday, Dec. 12 Don Knutson, Cindy Pillatzki, Ann Pflucger Kemske, Lisa Sis Brehmcr, Vaughn Patrick Kelly, John Roeder, James EIlingson, Penny Fraasch Burman, John Johanson. Rebecca Erode, Chet Dezotell, Mark Block, Kevin Siebigteroth. 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