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Public notices NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Complete Construction (General, Mechanical and Electrical Construction) The owner, Wadsworth Management, Big Lake, Minnesota, witt receive sealed bids for the complete construction (general, mechanical and electrical construction) for the proposed Renovation of Garden Apartments, Ortonville, Minnesota, until 2:00 p.m. local time on the 7th day of January, 2003. All bids must be submitted by this time to the office of Big Stone County Hous ng& Redevelopment Authority, 133 NW Second Street, Ortonvil e, Minnesota. Shortly thereafter the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in the Community room at Lakeside Apartments, 301 NW First Street, Ortonvilla, Minnesota. All bids shall be in strict accordance with forms attached to and made a part of the proposed contract documents and in accordance with plans and specifications on file in the office of Todd Architects Lid, 8 East Kemp, Watertown, South Dakota. Each bid shall be accompanied by a certified check, cashier's check or draft certified or issued by a state or national bank, in the amount of at least five percent (5%) ot the total amount el !he bid, payable to the Owner; or m ieu thereof, bidder may furnish a bid bond in the amount of not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the bid, such bond to be issued by a surety authorized to do business in the State of Minnesota and payable to the Owner, as a guarantee that such bidder will enter into a contract with the Owner for the work described in the bid and as specified. The Contractor shall provide equal employment opportunity to all persons without discnmination as to race, color, creed, religion, national odgin, sex, age or disability. To the extent possible and practical, the contractor will take affirmative action to provide employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. To the extent feasible, the contractor shall provide opportunities for training and employment to lower income residents of the area, particularly residents of public or federally assisted housing. Based on the Lead Assessments as repared by Midwest Environmental onsulting, L.L.C., all bidders and contractors are hereby notified that this project does involve lead-based materials. Due to the fact that this project contains lead, atl contractors (carpenters) bidding this work shall be Licensed Lead Abatement Contractors. These contractors shall be required to vide copies of their lead abatement lioense, contractor's license (showing that they are able to perform work in Minnesota); and, they must also provide proof of liability insurance in the amounts not less than $300,000 for property damage sustained by any one person; $500,000 for injury and/or damage to'anY one prson; and $1,000,000 for Iota njuries and/or damages arising from any one occurrence. Worker's Compensation insurance is required. This proof must be provided with the submitted bid. Bidders may obtain bid documents at the Office of the Architect, Todd Architects. Ltd., 8 East Kemp. Watertown, South Dakota, m accordance with the instructions to Bidders, upon depositing the sum of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) for each sat of doeuments. The Owner reserves the right to reject any part of, or all bids and to waive any informalities or irregularities therein. (Dec. 17, 24, 2002) FILING NOTICE PRIOR TOWNSHIP NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the alified voters of Prior Township, Big one County, State of Minnesota, that filing for town office wilt be held for a two-week period, beginning December 31, 2002. Affidavits of candidacy may be filed with the Town Clerk at the clerk's home at 34765 Co. Hwy. 7, Ortonville, MN 56278, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from December 31, 2002 to January 14, 2003. Offices to be filed at the March Annual Election are: One (1) Supervisor ....... 3 year term One (1) Supervisor ....... 2 year term One (1) Treasurer ......... 2 year term Dated: December 9, 2002 David Weber, Clerk Townshij3 of Prior (Dec. 17, 24, 2002) FILING NOTICE OTREY TOWNSHIP BIG STONE COUNTY, MINNESOTA For the Annual Otrey Township Election on Tuelay, March 11, 2003. Notice is hereby given that candidates for the following offices must file between Tuesday, December 3!, 2002 and 5:00 P. M on January 14, 2003 at the Otrey Township Treasurer's office at 34671 - 680th Ave., Ortonville, MN 56278. One/ ! Supewisor ....... 3 year term One Treasurer ......... 2 year term One (1 Clerk ................ 1 year term Eugene Netson, Clerk Town of Otrey (Dec. 17, 24, 2002) NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The Beilingham School Board, District #371, has received an offer from Superintendent Ray Seiler to purchase the school district owned house and lots in SCtion 03, Twp 119, Range 45, in the CRy of Belilngham/ . Anyone interested in suDmitting an offer over $90,000 should mail a written offer by Jan. 16, 2003 to: The School Board Clerk Richard Johnson RR #1, Box 440 Louisburg, MN 56256 If no other offers are recevied by jan. 16, 2003, the Bellingham School Board will accept the offer of'$90,000. The School Board has the right to accept or reject any and atl bids, Accepted bidders may submit a higher bid at a future date to be announced by the school board. Richard Johnson, Clerk (Dec. 24, 31,2002) NOTICE ORDINANCE NO. 02-08 CiTY OF ORTONVILLE COUNTY OF BIG STONE STATE OF MINNESOTA AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA The land usage section of the Codification of Ordinances for side yards should be: R-1 Low Density Residential 150.002 (G)(2) change from 30 feet to 25 feet R-2 Medium Density Dwelling 150.023 (G)(2)(c) change from 35 feet to 25 feet Passed by the City Council of the City of Ortonville, Minnesota this 16th day of December, 2002, APPROVED: David Dinnet, Mayor ATTEST: Chadeen K. Grossman City Clerk-Administrator (Dec. 24, 2002) FILING NOTICE AKRON TOWNSHIP BIG STONE COUNTY, MINNESOTA For the Annual Akron Township Election on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 Notice is hereby given that candidates for the following offices must file between December 31, 2002 and 5:00 P.M. January 14, 2003 at the Akron Township Clerk's office at 41602 - 64Gth Avenue, Ortonville, MN 56278. One Supervisor ............ 3 year term One Treasurer .............. 2 year term Dated: December 18, 2002 Warren Wiese, Clerk Akron Township (Dec. 24, 2002) NOTICE SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO THE SUBDIVISION CONTROLS ORDINANCE OF 1995 BIG STONE COUNTY, MINNESOTA AMENDMENTS/ADDITIONS TO THE BIG STONE COUNTY SUBDIVISION CONTROLS ORDINANCE, 1993 were passed and approved by the Board of County Commismoners on December 17, 2002 thereby resulting in the adoption-of the Big Stone county Subdivision Controls Ordinance, 2002. Under GENERAL PROVISIONS, a definition -for "Wetland Replacement Plan." Under PROCEDURES-Land Suitability, the subdivider is required to hire a MN licensed Designer to do a site evaluation and determine what type of systems wilt be necessary within the subdivision as well as the capacity for a primary and alternate site on each lot. Subdivision applications will not be processed without the application fee, preliminary survey and all other supporting documents as required in Section II.C and Section III.A. Access lg with the subdivision application. Approval of the preliminary plat authorizes the developer to proceed with required improvements necessary for approval of the final plat Approval of the final plat shall be contingent on the completion of all required improvements including but not limited to steel monuments, electrical supply, streets and wetland replacements. Under PRESENTATION OF REQUIREMENTS, the following requirements were added for Preliminary Ptat design features: a. Layout and width of proposed streets and utility easements, showing street names, approximate lot dimensions and square footage, access easements both public and private, parks and other public areas. h. Access permits from the governing road authority. i. NPDES permits from MPCA when road construction activity will impact one acre or more, 5, Wetland Replacement Plan When there is a potential for development to impact wetlands within a subdivision, the subdivider shall be solely responsible for establishing a replacement plan with the SWCD/NRCS office prior to the approva= of the Preliminary Plat. Wetland replacement must be completed prior to approval in the Final Plat. Final Plat requirements shall include a line indicating the structure setback to the Ordinary High Water Level and a bold line indicating bluff areas as defined in the Big Stone County Shoreland Management Ordinance. 1993. Under DESIGN STANDARDS, the Table of Minimum Width and Grade Standards was deleted and the following added instead: In subdivisions where the road provides access to at least 4 lots, or where the subdivision has potential to expand or connect to adjacent subdivisions thereby sewing 4 or more lots at any time in the future, private streets and streets dedicated for public use must have a 66 foot right of way with a minimum road surface of 24 feet and a 32 foot dirt grade. In addition. these roads must meet the requirements of Section IV.A. 11. In subdivisions where the road provides access to 3 or less lots, the minimum requirements shall include a 33 foot right of way and a 26 foot dirt grade with a a 24 foot road surface. The road specifications in Section IV.A.11 do not apply. Street construction and surfacing shall be inspected and approved by the County Engineer in accordance with the specifications added in Section IV.A.11. These general specifications for local roads and street construction in residential developments are based on the current edition of the Minnesota Department ot Transportation "Standard Specifications for Construction." Insofar as practical, all materials furnished and construction methods used shall meet applicable Standards contained therein. (Dec. 24, 2002) NOTICE ORDINANCE NO. 02-07 CITY OF ORTONVILLE COUNTY OF BIG STONE STATE OF MINNESOTA AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF CERTAIN REAL ESTATE OWNED BY THE CITY OF ORTONVILLE WHEREAS, the City q,f 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 Seven (7), Block Two (2), Crestview Addition to the City of Ortonvtlle. WHEREAS, the City of Ortonville purchased Lots Six (6) and Seven (7), Block Two (2), Crestview Addition to the City of Ortonvilie for the sum of $10,000.00; and WHEREAS, the City had need of Lot Six (6) for the location of the new water tower but the City was not able to purchase Lot Six (6), Block Two (2), Crestview Addition to the City of Ortonville without also purchasing Lot Seven (7), Block Two (2), Crestview Addition to the City of Ortonville; and WHEREAS, the City has no present or future need of Lot Seven (7), Block Two (2), Crestview Addition to the City of Ortonville for municipal purposes.. WHEREAS, Curtis Johnson (Buyer) has made an offer to purchase Lot Seven (7), Block Two (2), Crestview Addition to the City of Ortonville from the City of Ortonville for the sum of $1,000.00. WHEREAS, the City has determined that the sum of $1,000.00 is a fair and reasonable price for said Lot Seven (7), Block Two (2), Crestview Addition to the City of Ortonville, as the lot is not a buildable lot. NOW THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of Ortonville ordains as follows: CITY shall convey by Quit Claim Deed to the Curtis Johnson for the sum of $1,000.00, the following described real estate: Lot Seven (7), Block Two (2), Crestview 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: Chadeen Grossman, City Clerk-Administrator (Dec. 24, 2002) NOTICE LOADER FOR SALE Notice is hereby given that sealed bids wilt 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 AM. on Friday, January 3, 2003 for sale of the following equipment: One 1972 Model 950 Grass Communities, concerning the future of the proposed senior residential housing project. After some discussion a committee was established to meet and review the agreement from Farr Development and the letter of response from the City Attorney. Committee members are: David Dinnel, Dan Oakes, Lenore Sell/n, Ken Amher, Task Fome Members and David McLaughlin. Barb Vo"eks and Ken Archer presented thiC, findings on the structured cabl_in'g,.bids opened on November 14th. Counilmembers have concerns about the price'range in the bids. A motion was made by Dinnel and seconded by Reinke and the motion passed unanimously to refer the bids to the Health Care Board for recommendation. Upon recommendation of the Health Care Board, Dinnei movea anD Oakes seconded that a resolution be adopted approving tha bids for radiology equipment from Northern X-ray in the amount of $84,960 and for the CT equipment in the amount of $749,000 contingent upon obtaining acceptable financing (RES 02-121). With all members yoting in favor, the motion carded. CONSENT AGENDA: Mayor Dinnel asked if there were any additions, corrections, or deletions to be made to the Consent Agenda. Motion was made by council member Reinke and seconded by council member Sellin. to approve the Consent Agenda (with the exceptions of 13.a and 13.b) which included the following items: 9.a: Motion approving proposed council minutes of November 18, 2002. 10.a: Motion approving the upgrade of pea rock within City playgrounds to the new mandated levels. 12.a: Second Reading of Ordinance (Ordinance 02-06) for the sale of the property by the City to Susan and Arlie Reese - Lot 1, Block 9, Orion's first Addition to the City of Ortonville. 12.b:Second 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 02-07)for the sale of the property by the City to Curt Johnson - Lot 7. Block 2. Crestview Addition to the City of Ortonville. NEW BUSINESS: The meals/re facility contract from Prairie Five Senior Nutrition Program was discussed. Reinke moved and Sellin seconded that a resolution be adopted approving the 2003 Prairie Five Senior Nutrition Program agreement with the addition of the following holidays: Veteran's Day, President's Day Martin Luther King Day and the day after Thanksgiving. (RES 02-122). With all members voting in favor, the motion carried. WAPA Administrative Service Agreement was reviewed. Berkner moved and Oakas seconded that a resolution be adopted approving the Caterpillar Wheel Loader WAPA Administrative Service Serlal#81J4597 . . Agreement (RES 02-123). With all Big Stone County Hignway  members voting in favor, the motion Department resewes the right tq reject cardsd any and all bids and to waive Trrmalities. Holtquist, and Brenda McMahon. 02-163.9 Approve Resolution establishing US Conference of Mayom Deferred Compensation Plan for the Ortonville School. Discussion Items: 02-164 Review Building and Grounds Future Projects: T.J. Ries, KARR Tuckpointing Co., Inc. presented quotations for three tuckpointing rojects. Roofing repair c.os,ts were also scussed. No action was taken. 02-165 Web Site Policy: This was the first reading of the Web Site Policy. Principal Rheingans and Supt. Taylor explained the need for such a policy. No additions or corrections were recommended. No action was taken. 02-166 Board Retreat/Planning Session: Supt. Taylor reviewed the topics of the retreat, and updated the board on the progress of information gathering. The start time for the meeting has been changed to 8:30 AM. Action hems: 02-167 Rescind 02-24 Action to Terminate Membership in the SW/WC Services Co-op Special Education Program. M/Klepel, SIThymian and unanimously carried to rescind the 02- 24 action to terminate membership in the SW/WC Services Coop Special Education Program. Superintendent's Report: Three teachers were sent for training on interpreting the test results for the NWEA testing that was recently implemented. These teachers will train the rest of the staff. Upcoming Opportunities: January 15-17, 2003 - Minnesota School Board Association Annual Leadership Conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Confirm Meeting Dates: November 23, 2002 - Saturday 8:30 AM - Board Retreat - Library/Media Center. December 16, 2002 - Monday, 7:30 PM - Regular Board Meeting - Library/ Media Center. Adjourn: 8:56 PM BOARD RETREAT Saturday, November 23, 2002 The Ortonville Board of Education held a board retreat on Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 8:30 AM in the Ubrary/Media Center. Members Present: Brant Zahrbock, Kathi Thymian, Ron Thompson, Scott Maas, Marlowe Klepel, and James Nelson Also Present: Sarah Miller, Julia Schneider, Joel Stattelman, Jay Dee Ross, and Terry Rheingans The meeting was called to order by Chairperson, James Nelson Comparisons between the Ortonville School District and other schools equal to our current and future predicted size were made. Principal Stattelman compiled a matrix comparing elementary enrollment, class size and structure, Kindergarten, specialists, special education instructors, Title I instructors, paraprofessional levels, "technology instructors, and administrators. Principal Rheingans provided secondary comparisons in the areas of extra curricular activities, cial education, administration and 's. Using the above information, the following staffing goals will be investigated. Elementary: County's policies on the Attorney Watson future hres, Department prior approval for all position Attorney Watson also approval of new hires is County Board Watson left thel Motion by Krueger, Torgerson and carried to following resolution: 2002-44 WHEREAS, elig,ble individual Stone County are currently i Medical Assistance (MA) and Assistance Medical Care through Fee for Services; and WHEREAS, Big Stone with nine other counties, the Department of Human (DHS) in the development of for proposal to provide MA services through County Purchasing; and WHEREAS, the DHS antici said request for proposals in with new contract coverage for eligible indiwduals in early NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT R that the Big Stone County Commissioners hereby Request for Proposal as Motion by Swigerd, Torgerson and carried to proposal from Dave's Electric at the Main Street building. Commissioner Torgerson ga meeting report on MSl's annual Ir Discussion was held on w nominate someone for the W Prairie Waters Regional Adv, sory Board Board consen that two individuals from the was sufficient I Countryside Public I Administrator Liz Auch and Beq arrived at the meeting. Auch I with a thank you to Com Krueger for her years of service Public Health Board Au reviewed the Agency's actiwtesI 2002 I Motion by Swigerd, secon=J[ Maas and earned to authorize of the following claims on D 2002: COUNTY REVENuEeCe American Business Forms 554 2: of MN Counties 1,50000; Grant 3,300 00: H & A Admlni 24000; H & H Car Care Clinic MN West I Community & T 137.50; Darlene Nichols.Born Came Olson ] 57 46: Riverfront Hotel 154 90; Excavabng 28500; suz)noe  146.39; US Postal Service MN 108.00; Telecommunications ].21 10; HIGHWAY Assn of MN Counties 300 00; Co.op 101 64; BIg Stone Brethren 598.50; CAS Gr 11708; Shannon Hofstad Homestead Hardware & Supply: Keye Productivity Center 1,. Midwest Truck & Parts 149.56; Glass 16870; Roger's Etectric Service 113.43; Sturdevants ; Jeff Taffe 185.50; WCEC ]173 Manufacturing 100.43; Ziegler 1! ENHANCED 9-1-1 MN West Community & Te 137 50. DITCH Roy Bailey, Building Official, is To examine this recommending that the land usage Short Term: Will use attrition when Ronglien Excavating 72750 equipment, and to obtain a bid proposal, section" of the Codification of available. Number of claims not exC contact Big Stone CountyHighway.= Qrdi,afoserds.-s., , ,Lg m Ilt-lJp'.t $i- 34. Dollar amount of ctai Department, 437 North Minnes| # -f O&tt FslsftPalt" "Bb results la'e Been seen in rower exceeding $!00- $t,455 22 Street, Ortonvilie, Minnesota. 150.022 (G)(2) change from 30 feet to elementary levels. No-graae classrooms Following a short break, Bids must be accompanied by a 25feet - Students are grouped based on skill Engineer Nick Anderson prese check made payable to the County 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, 24, 2002) NOTICE SALE OF 1994 FORD LTD CROWN VICTORIA PATROL CAR Notice is hereby given that bids will be received for the sale of 1994 Ford LTD Crown Victoria patrol car. Sealed bids marked 1994 Ford LTD Crown Victo'ia will be received in the office of the City Clerk-Administrator of the City of Ortonville, Minnesota, located at 315 Madison Avenue, on or before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2003. Address the bids to the: City Clerk OrtonviUe 315 Madison Avenue Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone 320-839-3428 (Dec. 24, 31,2002) R-2 Medium Density Dwelling 150.023(G)(2)(c)chenge from 35 feet to 25 feet Oakes offered the first reading of an Ordinance (Ordinance 02-08) to change footage of side yards: R-I Low Density Residential 150.022 (G)(2) change from 30 feet to 25 feet R-2 Medium Density Dwelling 150.023 (G)(2)(c) change from 35 feet to 25 feet. The utility committee meeting minutes of November 15th were discussed. - MRES maintenance contract is over budget for 2002 and the 2003 proposed budget will not be sufficient to cover the expenses. This will be addressed at the December utility committee meeting. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Council, Dorry moved the adjournment of the meeting and with no objections thereto. Dinnel adjourned the December 2, 2002 regular meeting of the Ortonville City Council at 8:30 P.M. Charleen K. Grossman, City Clerk-Admirator PROCEEDINGS OF THE 0RTONVILLE SCHOOL BOARD Monday, November 18, 2002 The Ortonville Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, November 18, 2002 at 7:30 PM in the Ubrary/Media Center. Members Present: Scott Maas, Kathi Thymian, Marlowe Klepel, Brent Zahrbock, Ronaid Thompson, and James Nelson Also Present: Jeff Taylor, Sarah Miller, Julia Schneider, Terry Rheingans, Joel Stattelman, Glenn Henningson, Jay Ross, T.J. Ries, and Arnold Souba. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson, James Nelson 02-162 M/Thymian, SIKlepet and unanimously carried to approve the agenda with the following additions: Consent Items: 02-163.9- Resolution establishing US Conference of Mayors Deferred Compensation Plan for the Ortonville School. 02-163 M/Zahrbock, S/Thompson and unanimously carried to approve the following consent items with the following changes to 02-163.5: .Remove. the class of 1999 from the cruse om since they had previously designated their funds. 02-163.1 Approve meeting minutes for October 21, 2002, October 28, 2002, and November 8, 2002. 02-163.2 Approve payment of November bills in the amount of ,$310,418.90. 02-163.3 Approve Cash Balance Sheet and Investments 02-163.4 Approve lane change for Mary Dahl from BA to BA+20. 02-163.5 Approve Resolution to close Student Activity Fund balances for all graduated classes, and transfer the balance into the General Fund, except for the class of 1999. 02-163.6 Approve the Principals contracts for 2001-02 and 2002-03. 02-163.7 Approve the lane change for Sheila Hoernemann from BA+10 to BA+20. 02-163.8 Approve Extra-Curricular Contracts for: Wade Miller, John Meyer, Dave Meyer, Nancy Ringsaker, At Westermeyer, Scott Simon/feb, Becky levels not age, Sond: Shod Term: No change until numbers dictate. Long Term: 8 period junior high - A!lows students access to a wider variety of classes for a shorter time. Block Schedule - Can teach same number of classes with fewer teachers. Increase post secondary offer/nee - Possibly combine with current offer'tgs: Mr. Rheingans will contact COlleges anD Vocational schools for requirements. Alternative Education - Is funding available for this? Are their viable sites in Ortonvilla? What direction would this education take? A fund balance policy was recommended by the administration. The state is recommending that all f;lly res .le  .have a fun d balance policy m place. This em wm oe added as a discussion item to the agenda for the regular December letter that was sent to City regarding the County's Excavations Policy passed on No 25 t Discussion was held on ditches Extension Director John Cunni was present for a discussion i Lwestock Friendly Desi| sponsored by the Department of i Discussion was held on the use basement in the new county building Board consensus was t purchase a snow blower at this td Chairperson Lane declared meeting adjourned at 12:10 PM Michelle R Richard Lane, Chairperson TRUTH IN TAXATION meeting. December ! A discussion was held covering each Chairperson Lane called the area of the Management Study as to order at 5:00 PM in the prentacl by the ADM Group, LL.P. The with Commissioners board agreed that a marketing pmn or Swigerd and Torgerson the sclll::l.hould be asta'shed, using present were Arten LaCombe, ideas col'lected from staff and administration. It was also agreed that a long-term strategic plan should be developed. " Adjourn: 2:45 PM Brant E. Zahrbock, Clerk James A. Nelson, Chairperson PROC, EEDINGS OF THE BIGSTONE COUNTY BOARD .. December 3, 2002 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met m the Commissioner's Room at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, December 3, 2002 Chairperson Lane called the meeting to order with Commissioners Krueger. Maas, Swigerd and Torgerson present Also present were Wade Athey, HR Director Darlene Nichols.Born, County Attorney Bill Watson and County Auditor MichIe Knutson. The Pledge of Allegiance followed. Motion by Swigerd, seconded by Torgerson and carnJ to approve the minutes of the November 19 th regular meet/n8 and the November 25 th annual highway meeting. Motion by Krueger, seconded by Maas and carried to approve the agenda with noted additions. Committee reports were presented. Family Services Director Dan Hanratty and Ardith Eckardt from the Ortonvdle Independent arrived during the reports Attorney Watson reported that the public can tape record meetings as long as they are not disruptive to the meeti,ng. 'HR Director NicholsBorn informed the Board that Fiscal Officer Valerie Halvorson has resigned and that December 13 th is her last day Motion by Krueger and seconded by Swgerd and carried to accept her resignation with regret and to authorize filling the vacancy Foltowir discuss,on on the posting process, motion carried Discussion was hetd regarding the PROCEEDINGS OF THE 0RTONVILLE CITY COUNCIL MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 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, Me/ Reinke, Artie Arndt, Lenore Sell/n, Dan Oakes with the following absent: None. City Staff Present: Char Grossman, Curtis Hormann, Roger Anderson, "Roy Bailey. Media present: John Pauison, Ardith Eckardt, Others Present: Brad Schlpper, Ken Archer, Sloven Kunrath, Juiie Kunrath, Bill Heel, Barbara Voecks, John Jurgens, Gloria Ross, Joan Hasslen, Jim Foster. Brant Christiansen, Darrel Farr. AGENDA AMENDMENTS: The following agenda amendments were offered by Arndt and seconded by Reinke and the motion did pass unanimously to approve the following agenda chanes: rew Business 13.a 2003 Meals/re Facility Contract 13.b WAPA Administrative Services Agreemen| RECOGNITIONS/PREsENTATIONS/ INTRODUCTIONS: Steven and Julia Kunrath were present to request that the City's electrical department move the meter pedestal on their property. The location of the pedestal has caused problems with driving in and out of their driveway. A motion was made by Dorry and seconded by Dinnel and the motion passed unammously to move the meter pedestal contingent upon the grant of an easement by property owner and that Kunrath and Naatjes will each pay $100 on the project. Ken Archer introduced Brent Christiansen and Darrel Farr, Prairie Auditor Michelle Knutson Department Heads Cindy Darlene Nichols.Born and Cunningham. .I Information on the 2003 bud levy was distributed. Chairpersl requested comments from the fl brief review of budgeted expe was provided. No further comments were received The subsequent hearing to adi 2003 I;vy will be held during t regularly scheduled board meet'l December 17.2002. at 9:30 AM Chairperson Lane declared hearing adjourned atMichelle5:07 PMR K R,chard Lane,  Chairperson you can use - from school =, school beats. Reporters and are there when you c I Unkta J Tuesday, Dec. 24, Page 8c INDEPENDENT