CITY OF HOWARD LAKE SPECIAL WORKSHOP SCHEDULED
The City Council will meet for a special budget workshop Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 625 8th Ave. Howard Lake, MN.
Published in the Herald Journal Aug. 31, 2018.
CITY OF MAYER
NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER ISSUANCE OF A FRANCHISE
Notice is hereby given that it is the intent of the City Council of the City of Mayer, Minnesota, to consider applications for a franchise for the purpose of operating a cable communications system to serve the City of Mayer. This notice is given in accordance with the requirements of Minn. Stat. § 238.081.
The application requirements are set forth in Minn. Stat. § 238.081, subd. 4. In addition:
1. Applications in response to this notice must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018.
2. Applications must be in writing, notarized, and sealed. Applications shall be delivered to the attention of the City Administrator, City of Mayer, 413 Bluejay Avenue, Mayer, MN 55360. An additional copy of the application shall be simultaneously mailed or delivered to the City Attorney, Timothy A. Sullivan, Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A., 730 Second Avenue South, Suite 300, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402.
3. Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 238.081, subd. 8, applicants will be required to reimburse the City for all necessary costs of processing a cable communications franchise. Each Application shall include an application fee of $500.00 in the form of a check made payable to the City of Mayer. Any additional fees required to process the application and franchise beyond the application fee shall be assessed to the Applicant.
4. Applicants are requested to be present at a public hearing before the City Council that is presently scheduled to be held at City Hall, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 24, 2018. Each Applicant will be given time to summarize its application.
5. The services to be offered by potential franchisees include a system of providing public, educational, and governmental access channels consistent with state law, a mix, level, and quality of programs and services comparable to other systems in the region serving similarly-sized communities, and customer services and maintenance plans to ensure quality service to the subscribers.
6. The criteria for evaluating applications and priority for selection are as follows:
a. The completeness of applications and conformance with the requirements of Minn. Stat. § 238.081;
b. Customer service policies and system testing;
c. The legal, technical, and financial qualifications of the applicant; and
d. The proposal for community services, including public, educational, and governmental access in accordance with state law.
7. Applications that meet the above criteria in the opinion of the City Council shall be considered for a franchise.
8. In no event will submission of a conforming application entitle any applicant to grant of a franchise. The City expressly reserves the right to reject both conforming and non-conforming applications.
9. Any successful applicant(s) will be required to accept the franchise granted within 30 days after adoption.
10. Any questions concerning applications should be directed to Timothy A. Sullivan, Esq., Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A., 730 Second Avenue South Suite 300, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402; telephone (612) 339-0060; e-mail: email@example.com.
Published in the Herald Journal Aug. 31 and Sept. 7, 2018.
Request for the Public Review and Comment on Proposal for Title III Cost Sharing and Program Development & Coordination Funding
In accordance with the Older Americans Act (Section 315(c)(1)), the Central MN Council on Aging (CMCOA) is allowed to submit a proposal to the Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA) to use Title III funds for the purpose of providing supportive, health promotion, and caregiver support services and will employ a cost sharing strategy for allowable services to expand potential of this Title III funding to support older individuals and their families in the central 14 county region of Minnesota. The Area Agency on Aging is required to solicit the views of older individuals, providers, and other stakeholders on the implementation of its cost sharing strategy for review and comment. CMCOA is proposing to use approximately $275,018 in Title III-E National Family Caregiver Support funds to pay for caregiver activities/services, $416,671 in Title III-B funds to pay for supportive services, and $89,469 in Title III-D funds to pay for health promotion/disease prevention programs in 2019 which are subject to cost sharing requirements.
CMCOA is allowed to submit a proposal to the MBA to transfer Title III-B (Supportive Services) funds to the Area Plan administration for Program Development and Coordination Activities that will have a direct and positive impact on the enhancement of services for older persons in the 14 county central planning and service region of Minnesota. The Area Agency on Aging is required to make the details of such proposals available to the general public for review and comment. The CMCOA is proposing to use $154,445 in Title III-B funds to support Program Development and Coordination Activities during 2019 as a cost of Area Plan administration. The MBA policy allows up to 25% of these funds to be used for this purpose. The proposed amount represents 25% of the Area Agency on Aging’s new Title III-B direct service allotment.
Written comments are encouraged and will be accepted until September 21, 2018. Please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org or CMCOA, 250 Riverside Ave North, #300, Sartell, MN 56377
Individuals may also give oral testimony at the Public Hearing to be held at CMCOA at the address above on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Testimony is limited to 5 minutes per person. Send RSVP to email@example.com by September 21, 2018 to register your attendance and, if desired, your intent to speak at the hearing.
Published in the Herald Journal Aug. 31, 2018.