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New public notices published in the issue of Oct. 20, 2014

City of Loretto
Notice of Municipal Election and Sample Ballot
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Municipal Election will be conducted in the City of Loretto, in the County of Hennepin, State of Minnesota, on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Loretto City Hall Council Chambers, 279 North Medina Street, Loretto.
The offices to be voted upon are:
Mayor (Two-year term) – Vote For One
Council Member (Four-year term) – Vote for Up To Two
Mary K. Schneider
City Clerk Treasurer
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Oct. 20, and 27, 2014.

CITY OF INDEPENDENCE
City Council November Meetings
The regularly scheduled November 11, 2014 Independence City Council meeting has been canceled due to the observance of Veterans Day.
The regularly scheduled November 25, 2014 Independence City Council meeting has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts.
These meetings have been rescheduled for Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Oct. 20, 2014.

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP
Notice of Electronic Voting System
Public Accuracy Test (PAT) and
General Election
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 4:30 P.M. the Electronic Voting System Public Accuracy Test will be conducted at the Franklin Township Hall located one mile south of the Delano Dairy Queen—8735 on Wright County Road #16. This test is to insure the integrity of the General Election that will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. The public is invited to view this test.
The General Election will be held at the Franklin Township Hall on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at which the polls will be open from the hour of 7:00 A.M. to the hour of 8:00 P.M.
Denise Olson, Clerk/Treasurer.
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Oct. 20, 2014.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE
THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage:
DATE OF MORTGAGE: January 13, 2006
MORTGAGOR: Janel Christensen and Michael A Christensen, wife and husband.
MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.
DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded January 31, 2006 Wright County Recorder, Document No. A996617.
ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for the holders of the First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-FF5, Mortgage Pass-through Certificates, Series 2006-FF5. Dated September 12, 2011 Recorded September 26, 2011, as Document No. A1184207.
TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.
TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100425240006243858
LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: First Franklin a Division of Nat. City Bank of IN
RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc.
MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 133 3rd Street North, Delano, MN 55328
TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 107022002230
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 23, Block 2, Litchfield’s Addition to the town of Crow River, Wright County, Minnesota.
COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Wright
ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $200,000.00
AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $278,140.86
That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof;
PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows:
DATE AND TIME OF SALE: December 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM
PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff’s Office, Wright County Law Enforcement Center, 3800 Braddock Avenue N.E., Buffalo, MN
to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07.
TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on June 18, 2015, unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032.
MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None
“THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.”
Dated: October 9, 2014
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee
Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee
USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P.
Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee
4500 Park Glen Road #300
Minneapolis, MN 55416
(952) 925-6888
38 - 14-006166 FC
THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR.
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2014.

City of Loretto
Minutes of Regular City Council Meeting
279 N. Medina Street, Council Chambers
September 9, 2014
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Koch called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Members present: Mayor Kent Koch, Council Members Cari Girk, Henry Pepin and Tom Pedersen.
Also present: Public Works Director Jeff Leuer, City Attorney Paula Callies, Medina Police Sergeant Jason Nelson, and City Clerk Treasurer Mary Schneider.
Mayor Koch noted Council Member Neumann would be arriving late due to parental obligations.
Neumann arrived at 8:22 p.m., and was recorded as absent for voting until that time.
There were no people in the audience.
SET AGENDA
The agenda was approved as submitted.
APPROVE MINUTES
On a motion by Koch, seconded by Girk, to approve the August 19, 2014 City Council Meeting Minutes as submitted. Motion carried unanimously.
MEDINA POLICE REPORT
Sergeant Nelson gave the August Police Report, stating there were 113 total calls, 85 of which were General Patrols. Nelson stated there were 14 traffic contacts, a domestic report and an assault report among others.
CONSENT AGENDA
1. Resolution 2014-21, Fun Fest Donations
2. Resolution 2014-22, Approving Additional Election Judge
3. Resolution 2014-23, Interfund Loan from Wastewater Capital Fund
4. Resolution 2014-24, Interfund Loan from Stormwater Capital Fund
5. Truth in Taxation Hearing Date
December 9, 2014, 7:00 p.m. at the Loretto City Hall/Council Chambers
On a motion by Girk, seconded by Pepin, to approve the Consent Agenda as submitted. Motion carried unanimously.
UTILITY BILL REQUEST FOR RELIEF
Mayor Koch noted this request for relief was tabled at the August 19th Council Meeting so the Council could see what the August usage came in at and noted the August usage is reported to be back within a normal range for this property.
Council Member Pepin noted there was no explanation for the high usage in July and also noted the property owner had two chances to appear before the Council to plead his case and failed to do so.
On a motion by Pepin, seconded by Koch, to deny the request for relief of utility bill charges for the property 201 Medina Street North. Motion carried unanimously.
RESOLUTION 2014-25, CERTIFYING DELINQUENT UTILITIES TO TAXES
On a motion by Koch, seconded by Pedersen, to approve RESOLUTION 2014-25, A RESOLUTION DIRECTING DELINQUENT UTILITY CHARGES BE PLACED ON THE 2015 PROPERTY TAX ROLLS as submitted. Motion carried unanimously.
2015 BUDGET DISCUSSION
ORDINANCE 2014-03, MAYOR AND COUNCIL COMPENSATION
Mayor Koch presented a proposal with three options for increasing mayor and council compensation, noting he prepared the proposal based on feedback from the August 19th Council Meeting.
Council discussed the proposed options and directed Clerk Treasurer Schneider to calculate additional options and bring to the October Council Meeting.
RESOLUTION 2014-26, CLOSING RAILWAY STREET BOND FUND
On a motion by Girk, seconded by Pedersen, to approve RESOLUTION 2014-26, A RESOLUTION APPROVING TRANSFER OF RESIDUAL FUND BALANCE AND CLOSING OF RAILWAY STREET BOND FUND. Motion carried unanimously.
RESOLUTION 2014-27, SETTING PRELIMINARY LEVY AND BUDGET
Mayor Koch noted the Preliminary General Fund Levy will be set at $337,695, a zero percent increase from the 2013 General Fund Levy.
On a motion by Pedersen, seconded by Pepin, to approve RESOLUTION 2014-27, A RESOLUTION SETTING THE 2015 PROPOSED GENERAL FUND BUDGET AND APPROVING THE PROPOSED 2014 PROPERTY TAX LEVY, COLLECTIBLE IN 2015. Motion carried unanimously.
LMCC REVISED JPA
City Attorney Callies stated she reviewed the JPA and has no issues of concern. Council Member Girk stated the revisions were intended to streamline the agreement.
On a motion by Koch, seconded by Girk, to approve the revised LMCC JPA as submitted. Motion carried unanimously.
MET COUNCIL LOCAL FORECASTS
Council reviewed.
No action taken.
MEDIACOM REGIONAL SPORTS SURCHARGE
Council reviewed.
No action taken.
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
FUN FEST UPDATE
Clerk Treasurer Schneider reported the Fun Fest Planning Committee met on Monday, September 8th to finalize the details for the event. Schneider noted city staff will be busy all week preparing the site and making signs, posters, etc. Public Works Director Leuer stated Railway Street West will be closed starting at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 13th.
TRAIN SPEED UPDATE
Mayor Koch referred to an announcement from Canadian Pacific Railway regarding an increase in speed limit, from 40 MPH to 60 MPH, for trains going through Loretto.
Public Works Director Leuer stated he contacted Jim Krieger of CP Rail who informed him that the City of Loretto has not had sufficient upgrades to our tracks for the train to be able to go through Loretto at 60 MPH. Leuer stated the curve in the track just east of town is too tight for the 60 MPH speed. Leuer also reported that by law, trains that include oil cars are required to keep to a 49 MPH speed limit.
MPCA CLEAN WATER REVOLVING FUND – 2015 PROJECT PRIORITY LIST
Mayor Koch referred to documentation from the MPCA showing Loretto as 33rd on the Project Priority List for the Clean Water Revolving Fund. Public Works Director Leuer noted the City needs to stay on this list to be eligible to receive financing for the City’s wastewater improvements in the future.
MONTHLY REPORTS
City Hall
PERFORMANCE REVIEW
Mayor Koch reported the Personnel Committee gave Public Works Director Leuer his annual performance review and recommended a three percent increase in wages.
Koch stated Leuer requested an additional three percent increase for the public works staff due to additional responsibilities, as well as reviewing benefits for all city staff. Koch stated the Personnel Committee recommends looking into both items and bringing information back to the Council within the next couple months.
On a motion by Koch, seconded by Pepin, to approve a three percent increase in wages for Public Works Director Leuer, effective September 14, 2014. Motion carried unanimously.
Streets
QUIET ZONE UPDATE
Public Works Director Leuer reported he is working to put together a diagnostic meeting with all parties (MN DOT, Hennepin County and Three Rivers Park, as well as Leuer and Dale Claridge, the City’s engineer from Wenck.) Leuer stated he has received confirmation that Constant Warning Time Circuitry has already been installed on the main track, but the siding track has a Motion Sensor Device. The City has two options: upgrade the siding track to Constant Warning Time Circuitry at a cost of approximately $50,000 or apply for a waiver. Leuer stated he was advised that with Loretto’s crossing situation (the tracks crossing County Road 19 not at 90 degrees and having a switch within 300 feet of the crossing) a waiver would most likely be declined.
Leuer also reported the Becker crossing would have to be closed as well as the second driveway into Loretto Auto Recondition with a minimum of curb and gutter.
Leuer stated he is working with Tammy Wagner from the Federal Rail Administration and Jim Krieger from Canadian Pacific Railway.
Water
No items brought forward.
Wastewater
MPCA UPDATE
Public Works Director Leuer referred to an MPCA email response to the City’s Compliance Schedule Extension Request. Leuer noted the MPCA state in their email that the Met Council’s change in timeline to provide sewer connection to Loretto in 2020 was a change from never to 2020. Leuer stated that in meetings with the Met Council, Loretto was told the sewer connection would be available in 2017 and that the recent change to 2020 was the reason for the City’s request for an extension.
Leuer noted the MPCA stated in their email that Loretto needs to provide a narrative description explaining the change in assumptions from 2010, including a summary of alternatives that have been considered.
Mayor Koch noted the Met Council will be completing a viability assessment by November 1st, as stated in the MPCA email, and that the City’s options will be clearer after that assessment is complete.
Parks
HENNEPIN COUNTY YOUTH SPORTS GRANT
Mayor Koch requested feedback from the Council on submitting an application for the Hennepin County Youth Sports Grant. Koch noted there are two different grants: an equipment grant, which the City has been awarded in the past; and a facilities grant, which the City has not been awarded. Council consensus was to move forward with both applications and directed Public Works Director Leuer to work on the equipment grant application. Koch stated he would work on the facilities grant application.
Stormwater
PIONEER-SARAH WATERSHED THIRD GENERATION PLAN
Council Member Girk stated the Pioneer-Sarah Creek Watershed Management Commission’s 60-day Review Draft Third Generation Watershed Management Plan has been submitted for review and comment. Council reviewed. No action taken.
***** The Attorney was dismissed at 8:25 p.m. ******
FINANCIAL
September Bills
On a motion by Girk, seconded by Neumann, to approve electronic check numbers 1808E-1831E and paper checks numbers 20803-20830 for a grand total of $51,036.73. Motion carried unanimously.
Monthly Balance Sheet
Council reviewed.
No action taken.
Quarterly Reports
Council reviewed.
No action taken.
ADJOURN
On a motion by Neumann, seconded by Pedersen, to adjourn at 8:30 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
/s/ Kent Koch, Mayor
ATTEST:
/s/ Mary K. Schneider, City Clerk Treasurer
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Oct. 20, 2014.