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New public notices published in the issue of Oct. 19, 2018

Mortgages
NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO VOLUNTARY MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE AGREEMENTDate: October 10, 2018
YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
1. Default has occurred in the conditions of the Mortgage dated February 28, 2017, executed by Lincoln Built, LLC, a Minnesota limited liability company, as Mortgagor, to American Land & Capital, LLC, a Minnesota limited liability company, as Mortgagee, and filed for record February 28, 2017, as Document No. A1337715 in the Office of the County Recorder of Wright County, Minnesota. The land described in the Mortgage is not registered land.
2. The original principal amount secured by the Mortgage was: One Hundred Fifty Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($150,000.00).
3. No action or proceeding at law is now pending to recover the debt secured by the Mortgage, or any part thereof.
4. The holder of the Mortgage has complied with all conditions precedent to acceleration of the debt secured by the Mortgage and foreclosure of the Mortgage, and all notice and other requirements of applicable statutes.
5. At the date of this notice, the amount due on the Mortgage, and taxes, if any, paid by the holder of the Mortgage is: One Hundred Sixty-Five Thousand, Nine Hundred Fifty-Eight and 74/100 Dollars ($165,958.74).
6. This mortgage foreclosure is being conducted in accordance with the terms and conditions of a Voluntary Mortgage Foreclosure Agreement dated October 5, 2018.
7. Pursuant to the power of sale in the Mortgage, the Mortgage will be foreclosed, and the land described as follows:
Lot 2, Block 1, Timber Ridge, Wright County, Minnesota will be sold by the County Sheriff of Wright County, Minnesota, at public auction on November 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., at the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, Civil Division, 3800 Braddock Avenue NE, Buffalo, Minnesota 55313.
8. The street address of the mortgaged property is 11624 Alpine Dr., Monticello, MN 55362 and the tax parcel identification number is #155-146-001020.
9. The time allowed by law for redemption by Mortgagor or Mortgagor’s personal representatives or assigns is two (2) months after the date of sale. Each holder of a junior lien may redeem in the order and manner provided in Minnesota Statutes §582.32, Subd. 9, beginning after the expiration of the mortgagor’s redemption period.
10. 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..
Attorney for Mortgagee:
Ryan J. Trucke
BRUTLAG, HARTMANN & TRUCKE, P.A.
3555 Plymouth Boulevard, Suite 117
Minneapolis, MN 55447-1399 / (763) 222-2504
American Land & Capital, LLC
Mortgagee
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 12, 19, 26; Nov. 2, 2018.
NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TOVOLUNTARY MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE AGREEMENTDate: October 10, 2018
YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
1. Default has occurred in the conditions of the Mortgage dated February 28, 2017, executed by Lincoln Built, LLC, a Minnesota limited liability company, as Mortgagor, to American Land & Capital, LLC, a Minnesota limited liability company, as Mortgagee, and filed for record February 28, 2017, as Document No. A1337716 in the Office of the County Recorder of Wright County, Minnesota. The land described in the Mortgage is not registered land.
2. The original principal amount secured by the Mortgage was: One Hundred Fifty Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($150,000.00).
3. No action or proceeding at law is now pending to recover the debt secured by the Mortgage, or any part thereof.
4. The holder of the Mortgage has complied with all conditions precedent to acceleration of the debt secured by the Mortgage and foreclosure of the Mortgage, and all notice and other requirements of applicable statutes.
5. At the date of this notice, the amount due on the Mortgage, and taxes, if any, paid by the holder of the Mortgage is: One Hundred Sixty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Twenty-One and 81/100 Dollars ($165,621.81)
6. This mortgage foreclosure is being conducted in accordance with the terms and conditions of a Voluntary Mortgage Foreclosure Agreement dated October 5, 2018.
7. Pursuant to the power of sale in the Mortgage, the Mortgage will be foreclosed, and the land described as follows:
Lot 3, Block 1, Timber Ridge, Wright County, Minnesota will be sold by the County Sheriff of Wright County, Minnesota, at public auction on November 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, Civil Division, 3800 Braddock Avenue NE, Buffalo, Minnesota 55313.
8. The street address of the mortgaged property is 11616 Alpine Dr., Monticello, MN 55362 and the tax parcel identification number is #155-146-001030.
9. The time allowed by law for redemption by Mortgagor or Mortgagor’s personal representatives or assigns is two (2) months after the date of sale. Each holder of a junior lien may redeem in the order and manner provided in Minnesota Statutes §582.32, Subd. 9, beginning after the expiration of the mortgagor’s redemption period.
10. 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.
Attorney for Mortgagee:
Ryan J. Trucke
BRUTLAG, HARTMANN & TRUCKE, P.A.
3555 Plymouth Boulevard, Suite 117
Minneapolis, MN 55447-1399 / (763) 222-2504
American Land & Capital, LLC
Mortgagee
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 12, 19, 26; Nov. 2, 2018.
Hearings
Notice of Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Winsted, Minnesota will meet in the Council Chambers at Winsted City Hall at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, to consider the development of a Winsted Police Department Body-Worn Camera Policy.
Such persons as desire to be heard with reference to the proposed policy will be heard at this meeting.
If you would like to make comment but will be unable to attend the hearing, you may do so by writing the Winsted Police Chief, Mr. Justin Heldt, City of Winsted, Post Office Box 126, Winsted, Minnesota 55395.
Respectfully,
Amanda Zeidler, Deputy City Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 19, 2018.
NOTICE OF HEARING OF PROPOSED SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the City Council of the City of Lester Prairie will hold a public hearing on proposed special assessments for unpaid bills: water, sewer, garbage, and lawn mowing services. Such hearing will be held at the city hall in the City of Lester Prairie, McLeod County, State of Minnesota, on November 13th, 2018 at 7:45 p.m.
Total amount of proposed assessments for all parcels is $8,620.00. The proposed assessment roll showing the amount of the assessment against each individual parcel is on file with the City Clerk and is open to public inspection during normal office hours of the City Clerk.
At a hearing, written or oral objections to the proposed special assessments by any property owner will be considered. No appeal may be taken as to the amount of any assessment unless a written objection signed by the affected property owner is filed with the City Clerk prior to the assessment hearing. An owner may appeal an assessment to District Court pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 429.081 by service notice of appeal upon the Mayor or City Clerk of the Municipality within 30 days after the adoption of the assessment and by filing such notice with the District Court of McLeod County within 10 days after service of the notice of appeal upon the Mayor or Clerk. Minnesota Statutes 435.193 through 435.195 authorize a municipality to defer payment of assessments against homestead property owned by persons over the age of 65 years and older who are retired because of permanent and total disability under circumstances where it would be a hardship for such persons to make the assessment payments.
Dated this 12th day of October, 2018
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
City of Lester Prairie
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 19, 2018.
Notice of Public Hearing
Truth In Taxation
The City of Winsted Council will hold a Public Hearing on its Budget and the amount of Property Taxes it is proposing to collect to pay for the costs of services the City of Winsted will provide for Fiscal Year 2019.
Attend the Public Hearing
All residents of the City of Winsted, McLeod County, Minnesota are invited to attend the Public Hearing of the City Council to express their opinions on the Budget and on the proposed amount of the year 2019 Property Taxes on:
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
City of Winsted Council Chambers
201 – 1st Street North
Winsted, Minnesota 55395
Respectfully Submitted,
Raquel Kirchoff, City Clerk-Treasurer
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 19, 2018.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AN APPLICATION FOR A VARIANCE HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE WRIGHT COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT BY THE FOLLOWING APPLICANT:
SCOTT D. CHRISTIAN
LOCATION: 2126 Greer Avenue NW – Part of Gov’t Lot 1, Section 24, Township 120, Range 27, Wright County, Minnesota. (Little Rock Lake – Albion Twp.) Tax #201-000-242301/ -244100
Property owners: Applicant & Christian
Requests a of Section 155.026(E)(2) & 155.049 of Chapter 155, Title XV, Land Usage & Zoning of the Wright County Code of Ordinances to expand the existing lakeshore lot with dwelling by adding approximately 90’ from tax parcel #201-000-244100 owned by Carlson.
REASON A VARIANCE IS NEEDED: Lot line adjustments of this nature require Board approval.
REFERENCE TO THE PROPOSED APPLICATION, YOU WILL BE HEARD ON:
DATE: Friday, November 2, 2018
TIME: 8:30 a.m.
PLACE: COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ BOARD ROOM, WRIGHT COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER, BUFFALO, MN.
OR YOU MAY SEND YOUR COMMENTS TO THE PLANNING & ZONING OFFICE, WRIGHT COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER, 10 SECOND STREET NW RM 140, BUFFALO, MINNESOTA 55313-1185
INTERPRETER SERVICES FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED WILL BE PROVIDED ON PRIOR REQUEST FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS AND OTHER COUNTY-SPONSORED CLASSES AND EVENTS.
PHONE INQUIRIES TO: (763) 682-8947
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 19, 2018.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AN APPLICATION FOR A VARIANCE HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE WRIGHT COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT BY THE FOLLOWING APPLICANT:
WILLIAM W. DALUGE
LOCATION: 749 Ebersole Avenue NE- Part of SE 1⁄4 of NW 1⁄4 & NE 1⁄4 of SW 1⁄4 and part of N 1⁄2 of NW 1⁄4 all in Section 35, Township 120, Range 25, Wright County, Minnesota. (Buffalo Twp.) Tax #202-000-352400 & -352200 Property owners: Applicant & Annis
Requests a lot line adjustment as regulated in Section 155.026(E)(2) & 155.048 of Chapter 155, Title XV, Land Usage & Zoning of the Wright County Code of Ordinances to add approximately 45’ x 350’ parcel from the Annis property to the Daluge farm. If approved, requests a variance to allow the Daluge homesite to be split off on a separate lot with will less than 200’ wide on a public road (Ebersole) and the remainder of the farm to have 45’ wide access strip out to Ebersole Avenue.
REASON A VARIANCE IS NEEDED: Property line adjustments of this nature require Board approval. The proposed division of approximately 2 acres must have 200’ wide on a public road; balance of farm must have 300’ wide on a public road.
REFERENCE TO THE PROPOSED APPLICATION, YOU WILL BE HEARD ON:
DATE: Friday, November 2, 2018
TIME: 8:30 a.m.
PLACE: COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ BOARD ROOM, WRIGHT COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER, BUFFALO, MN.
OR YOU MAY SEND YOUR COMMENTS TO THE PLANNING & ZONING OFFICE, WRIGHT COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER, 10 SECOND STREET NW RM 140, BUFFALO, MINNESOTA 55313-1185
INTERPRETER SERVICES FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED WILL BE PROVIDED ON PRIOR REQUEST FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS AND OTHER COUNTY-SPONSORED CLASSES AND EVENTS.
PHONE INQUIRIES TO: (763) 682-8947
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 19, 2018.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AN APPLICATION FOR A VARIANCE HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE WRIGHT COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT BY THE FOLLOWING APPLICANT:
DG MINNESOTA CSG, LLC
LOCATION: 2861 85th Street NE – E 1⁄2 of SE 1⁄4 Section 21; also W 1⁄2 of W 1⁄2 of SW 1⁄4 Section 22, all in Township 121, Range 25, Wright County, MN. (Monticello Twp.)
Tax #213-100-214100 & -223200 Property Owner: Monticello Solar LLC
Requests a lot line adjustment as regulated in Section 155.026(E)(2) & 155.048 of Chapter 155, Title XV, Land Usage & Zoning of the Wright County Code of Ordinances to divide the northeast portion of two parcels, which consists of 46.2 acres surrounding the solar farm, as one parcel for zoning purposes. The remaining property to contain 73.8 acres with 300 ft. of road frontage on County Road 106.
REASON A VARIANCE IS NEEDED: Property line adjustments of this nature require Board approval.
REFERENCE TO THE PROPOSED APPLICATION, YOU WILL BE HEARD ON:
DATE: Friday, November 2, 2018
TIME: 8:30 a.m.
PLACE: COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ BOARD ROOM, WRIGHT COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER, BUFFALO, MN.
OR YOU MAY SEND YOUR COMMENTS TO THE PLANNING & ZONING OFFICE, WRIGHT COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER, 10 SECOND STREET NW RM 140, BUFFALO, MINNESOTA 55313-1185
INTERPRETER SERVICES FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED WILL BE PROVIDED ON PRIOR REQUEST FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS AND OTHER COUNTY-SPONSORED CLASSES AND EVENTS.
PHONE INQUIRIES TO: (763) 682-8947
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 19, 2018.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AN APPLICATION FOR A VARIANCE HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE WRIGHT COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT BY THE FOLLOWING APPLICANT:
CHRIS A. LANTTO
LOCATION: 3209 County Road 3 NW - Part of SE 1⁄4 of SW 1⁄4, Section 15, Township 120, Range 28, Wright County, Minnesota. (French Lake Twp.) Tax #209-000-153410; -153400 & -153408
Requests a lot line adjustment as regulated in Section 155.026(E)(2) & 155.048 of Chapter 155, Title XV, Land Usage & Zoning of the Wright County Code of Ordinances to adjusting existing property lines by combining three lots of record into two lots. This adjustment will bring the existing house into compliance.
REASON A VARIANCE IS NEEDED: Property line adjustments of this nature require Board approval.
REFERENCE TO THE PROPOSED APPLICATION, YOU WILL BE HEARD ON:
DATE: Friday, November 2, 2018
TIME: 8:30 a.m.
PLACE: COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ BOARD ROOM, WRIGHT COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER, BUFFALO, MN.
OR YOU MAY SEND YOUR COMMENTS TO THE PLANNING & ZONING OFFICE, WRIGHT COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER, 10 SECOND STREET NW RM 140, BUFFALO, MINNESOTA 55313-1185
INTERPRETER SERVICES FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED WILL BE PROVIDED ON PRIOR REQUEST FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS AND OTHER COUNTY-SPONSORED CLASSES AND EVENTS.
PHONE INQUIRIES TO: (763) 682-8947
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 19, 2018.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AN APPLICATION FOR A VARIANCE HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE WRIGHT COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT BY THE FOLLOWING APPLICANT:
KRISTIN E. POLZIN
LOCATION: 1478 Dempsey Avenue NW – NW 1⁄4 of the SW 1⁄4 of Section 27, Township 120, Range 26, Wright County, Minnesota, except the south 546.50 feet thereof, and except the east 20 rods thereof. Tax #203-000-273202
Requests a variance of Section 155.026 & 155.048(F)(2) of Chapter 155, Title XV, Land Usage & Zoning of the Wright County Code of Ordinances to replace a 50’ x 60’ barn with a 32’ x 72’ pole building 60’ from centerline of County Road, no closer than the existing structures from the County Road.
REASON A VARIANCE IS NEEDED: minimum setback is 130’ from centerline of a county road.
REFERENCE TO THE PROPOSED APPLICATION, YOU WILL BE HEARD ON:
DATE: Friday, November 2, 2018
TIME: 8:30 a.m.
PLACE: COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ BOARD ROOM, WRIGHT COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER, BUFFALO, MN.
OR YOU MAY SEND YOUR COMMENTS TO THE PLANNING & ZONING OFFICE, WRIGHT COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER, 10 SECOND STREET NW RM 140, BUFFALO, MINNESOTA 55313-1185
INTERPRETER SERVICES FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED WILL BE PROVIDED ON PRIOR REQUEST FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS AND OTHER COUNTY-SPONSORED CLASSES AND EVENTS.
PHONE INQUIRIES TO: (763) 682-8947
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 19, 2018.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AN APPLICATION FOR A VARIANCE HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE WRIGHT COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT BY THE FOLLOWING APPLICANT:
BOB SCHLUETER
LOCATION: 5205 53RD St. SW – Lot 21, Poplar Heights, according to plat of record, Section 31, Township 119, Range 26, Wright County, Minnesota. (Little Waverly Lake - Marysville Twp.) Tax #211-017-000210
Requests a variance of Section 155.026 & 155.090(C) Table 3, of Chapter 155, Title XV, Land Usage & Zoning of the Wright County Code of Ordinances to install new septic tanks 5’ from the property line and 5’ from a building.
REASON A VARIANCE IS NEEDED: minimum setback is 10’.
REFERENCE TO THE PROPOSED APPLICATION, YOU WILL BE HEARD ON:
DATE: Friday, November 2, 2018
TIME: 8:30 a.m.
PLACE: COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ BOARD ROOM, WRIGHT COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER, BUFFALO, MN.
OR YOU MAY SEND YOUR COMMENTS TO THE PLANNING & ZONING OFFICE, WRIGHT COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER, 10 SECOND STREET NW RM 140, BUFFALO, MINNESOTA 55313-1185
INTERPRETER SERVICES FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED WILL BE PROVIDED ON PRIOR REQUEST FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS AND OTHER COUNTY-SPONSORED CLASSES AND EVENTS.
PHONE INQUIRIES TO: (763) 682-8947
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 19, 2018.
Notice
Notice of Change In Meeting Timeof the FRENCH LAKE TOWNSHIP Council & Public Accuracy Test
Wright County, Minnesota
Thursday, November 1st, 2018 7:00 PM
Notice is hereby given that the French Lake Township Board will meet on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the French Lake Township Hall for the regularly scheduled Township meeting. This is in reflection of the midterm election being held on the normally scheduled Tuesday meeting night.
The purpose of this meeting is to hold the regularly scheduled monthly township meeting at a time not conflicting with Midterm election. Action may be taken.
Notice is also hereby given to the qualified voters of French Lake Township, County of Wright, State Of Minnesota, the Midterm Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
Voting will take place at the French Lake Township located at 3133 County Road 3 NW, Annandale, MN. If you require an absentee ballot, please contact the Wright County Auditor’s Office. The polls will be open from Seven (7) o’clock a.m. to Eight (8) o’clock p.m.
The Public Accuracy Test of the ES&S AutoMARK, assisted voting device, which will be used during the election will be held on Thursday, November 1st, 2018 immediately after the scheduled Township meeting at 7:00 pm at the French Lake Township Hall.
The purpose of this testing is to ascertain that the equipment will correctly tabulate the votes cast for all races and candidates. The public is invited to attend.
Breanna Chapman
Clerk of the Township of French Lake
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 19, and 26, 2018.
French Lake Township Notice of Snow Plow Service
French Lake Township residents are encouraged to sign up for snow plow service for the duration of the season. Snow plowing is available to residents of French Lake Township for $150/season, if paid by October 31st. The fee jumps to $200/season if payment is made beyond October 31st.
If you haven’t had the township snow plow previously, please call the clerk to have the township inspect your driveway for feasibility before sending in your payment.
Please mail your check with the address to be snow plowed to French Lake Township, ATTN: French Lake Township Clerk, 3133 Cty Rd 3 NW, Annandale, MN 55302 .
If you would like to confirm receipt, please contact clerk 5 days after mailing.
Breanna Chapman,
French Lake Township Clerk
Email:FrenchLakeTwpClerk@outlook.com; or phone (320) 583-0157.
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 19 and 26, 2018.
LEGAL NOTICENotice of General Election and City ElectionNovember 6, 2018
To the legal voters of the Waverly Precinct in the City of Waverly,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the General Election of said City in the election district above named will be held at the Waverly City Offices, 502 Atlantic Avenue in said City on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 between the hours of 7 a.m. o’clock in the forenoon and 8 p.m. o’clock in the afternoon of the same day for the following purposes:
To elect:
One Mayor – Two-Year Term
Two Councilmembers – Four-Year Terms Each
Deborah Ryks
Clerk/Treasurer
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 12, 19, and 26, 2018.
CARVER COUNTYPUBLIC ACCURACY TEST
OF ELECTION EQUIPMENT
On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, a public accuracy test of the electronic voting equipment will be held for the precincts listed below. The public accuracy test will be held in the Carver County Elections Office in the Administration Building on the first floor of the Carver County Government Center at 9:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
If you would like to witness this demonstration, you are welcome to do so at the above-mentioned location.
Participating precincts (times will vary):
BENTON TOWNSHIP
CAMDEN TOWNSHIP
DAHLGREN TOWNSHIP
HANCOCK TOWNSHIP
HOLLYWOOD TOWNSHIP
LAKETOWN TOWNSHIP
SAN FRANCISCO TOWNSHIP
WACONIA TOWNSHIP
WATERTOWN TOWNSHIP
YOUNG AMERICA TOWNSHIP
CITY OF CARVER
CITY OF COLOGNE
CITY OF HAMBURG
CITY OF MAYER
CITY OF NEW GERMANY
CITY OF NORWOOD YOUNG AMERICA
CITY OF WATERTOWN
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 19, 2018.
HOWARD LAKE PARKS AND PLANNING COMMISSION OPENING
The City of Howard Lake is seeking interested, engaged and eligible individuals to fill an opening on the Parks & Planning Commission. Applications are available on the city website or at City Hall, 625 8th Ave. Howard Lake. Applications will be accepted until November 5, 2018.
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 19 and 26, 2018.
CAMDEN TOWNSHIP
NOTICE OF ELECTION
Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Camden Township, County of Carver, State of Minnesota, that the election of Town Officers will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm at the New Germany City Hall, 300 Broadway Street East, New Germany, MN 55367. One officer for the position of Supervisor “B”; one officer for the position of Supervisor “C” and one officer for the position of Treasurer will appear on the ballot. The Board of Canvass will be held on November 12, 2018.
TOWN OFFICES:
Town Supervisor Seat B:
Virgil Stender
Gerald Goede
Town Supervisor Seat C:
David Zellmann
Town Treasurer:
Denise Zellmann
Lisa Goede
Camden Township Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 19 and 26, 2018.
WRIGHT COUNTY
NOTICE OF PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST
FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Accuracy Test of the DS200 tabulators and the AutoMARK assistive voting device for absentee and mail ballot precincts, to be used for the November 6, 2018 General Election, will be conducted at the Wright County Government Center, 10 2nd St NW Room 120, Buffalo, MN. Testing will begin on Wednesday, October 23, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. and continue on Thursday, October 24, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. or until testing is complete.
The Public Accuracy Test is open to the general public.
Notice is hereby given the 19th day of October 2018.
Robert J. Hiivala
Wright County Auditor Treasurer
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 19, 2018.
NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
CITY OF NEW GERMANY, MINNESOTA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the regular General Election of the City of New Germany, Minnesota will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, between the hours of 7 A.M. to 8 P.M. to fill one Mayor two-year term and two Council Member offices for four- year terms. The polling place for all City residents is the City Hall at 300 Broadway Street East, New Germany. The official ballot for said Election will take approximately the form set forth below.
OFFICIAL SAMPLE BALLOT
CITY OFFICES
CITY OF NEW GERMANY
MAYOR
(Vote for One)
STEVE VAN LITH
Write-in, if any

COUNCIL MEMBER – Four-Year Term
(Vote for up to two)
Cathy Ruschmeier
Nick Hartwig
Write-in, if any

The ballot will contain Federal, State, County and City offices. For voter registration or absentee ballot information contact City Hall at 952-353-2488.
Twyla Menth
City Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 19 and 26, 2018.
City of Lester
Prairie
Lester Prairie City Council
October 9, 2018
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Motion – Foust; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the September Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the September Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the $ 500.00 cash donation made for each the Fire Department and Police Department from Northern Tier Construction and Building Maintenance.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To purchase a Pro-Tech 14’6” Loader Fusion Model SG14L Sno Pusher with the standard bucket attachment from Crysteel Truck Equipment at the cost of $ 7,907.45 and to trade in the SnoGo MP3D snow blower with the value of $8,500.00.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To have the 2017 International truck box lined at the cost of $ 2,655.60 and use the remaining credit balance of approximately $600.00 towards that cost.
General consensus of the City Council was to hold a public hearing, for any unpaid bills that would be special assessments, at the November meeting.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Hoof; Carried – Unanimously; To adopt a Snow Removal Maintenance Policy for streets, parking lots and walking surfaces.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Foust; Carried – Unanimously; To award the snow removal work for the 2018-19 season to Litzau Excavating as quoted.
Councilman Messer introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 29-18 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING RESIGNATION OF FULLTIME EMPLOYEE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 29-18 adopted by a unanimous vote this 9th day of October, 2018.
General consensus of the City Council was to meet in special session on October 22 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss an administrator position, and any other business staff determines necessary.
Motion – Angvall; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To request the City’s engineers to obtain quotes for tank mixer and installation and table further action until the November meeting.
General consensus of the City Council was to table further discussion and action regarding the Enterprise Properties subdivision and Planned Unit Development until the special meeting on October 22, 2018.
Councilman Dahl introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION 30-18 A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE PRELIMINARY PLAT REVIEW AND PLANS FOR PRAIRIE RIDGE 3RD ADDITION The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Messer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 30-18 adopted by a unanimous vote this 9th day of October, 2018.
Councilman Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 31-18 A RESOLUTION REGARDING A GRANT FROM THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution no. 31-18 adopted by a unanimous vote this 9th day of October, 2018.
Councilman Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 32-18 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A GRANT FROM THE STATE OF MINNESOTA, DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE FORESTRY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Dahl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 33-18 adopted by a unanimous vote this 9th day of October, 2018.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 28-18 A RESOLUTION FILLING A FULL-TIME POLICE OFFICER VACANCY The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Dahl and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 28-18 adopted by a unanimous vote this 9th day of October, 2018.
General consensus of the City Council was to meet as Canvassing Board on November 13 at 7 p.m. with the regular City Council meeting to follow and to set the Truth in Taxation hearing for December 11th, at 6:45 p.m. with the regular meeting to follow.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To have City staff work with MARCO to switch City emails from Go Daddy at the cost of $2,800.00 and for the Microsoft Office 365 email service at the monthly cost of $44.00.
Motion – Dahl; Second – Messer; Carried – Unanimously; To hire Hydro Engineering to inspect the number 4 well and do the work as necessary per their quoted prices.
Motion – Hoof; Second – Dahl; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 9:04 p.m.
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the October 9, 2018 Lester Prairie City Council Minutes. Items not includes are notices, communications, detailed resolutions and claims. The Minutes may be viewed at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 19, 2018.
PROPOSED
ORDINANCE NO. 347
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE
CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE UTILITY RATES
AND AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE ACCORDINGLY
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE ORDAINS:
Section 1: Section 2.4 of the Municipal Code WATERWORKS, Subdivision 2.4.16, shall be amended so that the words and figures of “Two Dollars and 80/100 ($ 2.80)” shall be deleted and there inserted in their place shall be the words and figures of “Three Dollars and 00/100 ($ 3.00)”.
Section 2. Section 2.6 of the Municipal Code SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM, Subdivision 2.6.10.1.9 shall be amended so that the words and figures of “Seven Dollars and 50/100 ($ 7.50)” shall be deleted and there inserted in their place shall be the figures of “Seven Dollars and 70/100 ($7.70)”.
Section 3: This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force the first day of January, 2019, following its passage and publication.
Adopted by the City Council this 13th day of November, 2018.
CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE
By Eric Angvall, Its Mayor
ATTEST:
Marilyn L. Pawelk Its City Clerk-Treasurer
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 19, 2018.
HLWW Schools
Board of Education Regular Meeting
Monday, September 10, 2018
HLWW HS Media Center
The September 10, 2018 Regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chairperson Wiech. After the pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with the following members present: Wiech, Heuer, Bush, Diers and Detlefsen; Lasiuk arrived at 6:01 p.m; Bravinder arrived at 6:02 p.m. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Diers motioned to approve the agenda; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V) There were no questions or comments from visitors.
(Item VI) Diers motioned to approve the consent agenda which included the August 13, 2018 Regular Board Meeting minutes, August 27, 2018 Work Session Meeting minutes, September bills, September enrollment; the employment of Jessica Rud as an Elementary School Paraprofessional effective the 2018-19 school year replacing due to a staffing shift; and Jill Hannay as a Speech Teacher effective August 29, 2018 replacing Danielle Miller; and the following recognitions:
The School Board recognizes Lisa Raley who donated several boxes of school supplies in memory of her son Brett. Thank you for your donation and support of the school district.
The School Board recognizes the staff and students of Humphrey Elementary who were recently recognized as one of 526 schools across Minnesota for Excellence in Math progress. We would like to thank all the staff at Humphrey Elementary for the great things they do and for your commitment to HLWW Schools.
Congratulations everyone!
Detlefsen seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. A) Brian Koslofsky, Wright Tech Center Director gave an update on programs and facilities.
(Item VII, Subd. B) Diers motioned to approve the Wright Tech Center Resolution to use LTFM funds; Heuer seconded; those in favor: Detlefsen, Diers, Bravinder, Bush, Heuer, Lasiuk and Wiech; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. C) Heuer motioned to approve the treasurer report; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. D) Heuer motioned to approve the maximum certification of the proposed 2018 payable 2019 property levy; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. E) Heuer motioned to approve Kubasch Excavating for snow removal at Winsted Elementary, 4.O Services at the Middle/High School and Bus Garage, and Jon’s Snow Removal at Humphrey Elementary for the 2018-19 season; Detlefsen seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. F) Detlefsen motioned to approve the Community Ed Director and Secretary contracts; Bravinder seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. G) Diers motioned to approve the Principals contract; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. H) Diers motioned to approve the Custodial contract; Lasiuk seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. I) Wiech asked if there are any agenda items for the September work session. Sellner reported he would like the following items on the work session agenda:
• Discuss North Star Accountability System
• Discuss World’s Best Workforce Plan
• Discuss ADSIS Program update
Bravinder motioned to approve the items for the September Work Session; Detlefsen seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. A) Wiech reported the School Board Committee reports are attached to review.
(Item VIII, Subd. B) Upcoming Board Member Event Appearances:
High School Honors Breakfast - September 27 @ 8 AM Diers
Homecoming Coronation - September 28 @ 1:30 PM
Community Concert - October 24 @ 1 PM Diers
LEEA Awards - October 24 (evening) Bravinder,
Middle School Amazing Race - November 2
High School Veteran’s Day Program November 12 @ 10 AM Diers
Winsted Elementary Donuts/Muffins - November 13 (morning)
Support Staff Awards – St. Cloud – November 14 (evening) Bravinder
Humphrey Elementary Donuts/Muffins - November 15 (morning) Detlefsen, Diers
Fall Musical November 16-17 @ 7:30 PM; November 18 @ 3 PM Bravinder
Winsted Elementary Musical Grade 3&4 November 29 @ 1 & 7 PM Diers
(Item IX) Next Meeting Dates:
• Work Session Meeting - Monday September 24, 2018 6pm HLWW HS Media Center
• Regular Board Meeting - Monday October 8, 2018 6pm HLWW HS Media Center
(Item X) Items for next meeting
Work Session:
• Discuss North Star Accountability System-Kelli Westling
• Discuss World’s Best Workforce Plan
• Discuss ADSIS Program update
Regular Meeting:
• Recognition’s
• Leave/Resignations/Retirements
• Employment Recommendations/Lane Changes
• Approve Second Reading of Policies
• Approve First Reading of Policies
• Approve World’s Best Workforce Plan
• Other
Heuer motioned to adjourn at 6:56 p.m.; Detlefsen seconded; passed unanimously.
Respectfully submitted,
Michelle Heuer, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 19, 2018.
Board of Education Work Session Meeting
Monday, September 24, 2018
HLWW HS Media Center
The September 24, 2018 Work Session meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:01 p.m. by Chairperson Wiech. After the pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with the following members present: Wiech, Lasiuk, Heuer, Bush, Bravinder, Diers and Detlefsen. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner, Principals Jason Mix, Jim Schimelpfenig and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Superintendent Sellner reported Mr. Netzke was not able to attend the meeting tonight; however we will put it on the November agenda.
Heuer motioned to approve the agenda; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V) Heuer motioned to approve the consent agenda which included the resignation of Andrew Rosevold as a Middle School Band Teacher effective September 19, 2018; the employment of Jon Sams as an evening custodian at the Middle/High School effective September 17, 2018 replacing Garrick Anderson; and Amanda Kuhl as a SAC Asst. effective September 19, 2018 replacing Sarah Mortensen; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VI, Subd. A) Kelli Westling, Testing Coordinator, gave an update on the World’s Best Workforce Plan, and reported it will be on the agenda to be approved at the November meeting.
(Item VI, Subd. B) Kelli Westling, Testing Coordinator, gave an update on the North Star Accountability System. Westling reported the indicators are academic achievement, English language proficiency, academic progress, graduation rates, and consistent attendance.
(Item VI, Subd. C) Kelli Westling, Testing Coordinator, gave an update on the ADSIS Program which is a program we use to provide extra help for students between regular education and special education.
(Item VI, Subd. D) Diers motioned to approve the memorandum agreement for vacation; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. A) Superintendent Sellner gave a report.
(Item VII, Subd. B) Wiech reported Principal Olson gave a written report.
Principal Schimelpfenig gave a report.
Principal Mix gave a report.
Diers asked if we can get written principal reports. Wiech asked if the reports can be available after the meetings.
(Item VII, Subd. C) Upcoming Board Member Event Appearances:
High School Honors Breakfast - September 27 @ 8 AM
Homecoming Coronation - September 28 @ 1:30 PM
Community Concert - October 24 @ 1 PM Diers
LEEA Awards - October 24 (evening) Bravinder,
October 26th speaker-share info with board members
Middle School Amazing Race - November 2
High School Veteran’s Day Program November 12 @ 10 AM Diers
Winsted Elementary Donuts/Muffins - November 13 (morning)
Support Staff Awards – St. Cloud – November 14 (evening) Bravinder
Humphrey Elementary Donuts/Muffins - November 15 (morning) Detlefsen, Diers
Fall Musical November 16-17 @ 7:30 PM; November 18 @ 3 PM Bravinder
Winsted Elementary Musical Grade 3&4 November 29 @ 1 & 7 PM Diers
(Item VII, Subd. D) Bush expressed his concerns about the early morning practices the extra-curricular programs are having and indicated he is opposed to having them.
(Item VIII) Next Meeting Dates:
• Regular Board Meeting - Monday October 8, 2018 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center
• Work Session Meeting - Monday October 22, 2018 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center
(Item IX) Items for next meeting
Regular Session:
• Recognition’s
• Leave/Resignations/Retirements
• Employment Recommendations/Lane Changes
• Approve First Reading of Policies
• Approve Second Reading of Policies
• Approve MAWSECO Joint Powers Agreement
• Other
Sellner reported Mr. Netzke will be on the agenda at for the November meeting.
Work Session:
• Discuss
Heuer asked if there can be a math department report at the next meeting. Sellner said he will discuss it at the next administrative meeting.
Bravinder motioned to adjourn at 7:13 p.m; Detlefsen seconded; passed unanimously.
Respectfully submitted,
Michelle Heuer, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 19, 2018.
Wright County
BOARD OF WRIGHT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
SEPTEMBER 25, 2018
DATE APPROVED: OCTOBER 9, 2018
The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Husom, Vetsch, Daleiden, Potter, and Borrell present.
COUNTY BOARD MINUTES 9-18-18
Husom moved to approve the minutes, seconded by Vetsch. The motion carried 5-0.
AGENDA
The following items were petitioned onto the Agenda:
- Consent Agenda, “Information Technology, Refer The Following Items To The 9-26-18 Technology Committee: ERP Status Update, Office 365 Status Update, and Project Portfolio” (Adam Tagarro)
- Consent Item, “Administration, Authorize Attendance, Township Officers Meeting, 10-04-18 @ 7:30 PM” (Lee Kelly)
- Items For Consideration, “Schedule Committee Of The Whole Meeting RE: Proposed New Government Center” (Lee Kelly)
Potter moved to approve the Agenda as amended, seconded by Vetsch. The motion carried 5-0.
CONSENT AGENDA
Potter moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Borrell requested to pull Consent Item C, “ADMINISTRATION, Authorize Attendance Of Darek Vetsch, 2018 Minnesota/Wisconsin Public Transportation Conference & Expo, October 15-17, 2018, Lacrosse WI, With Conference Attendance Funded By Trailblazer Transit.” Potter included the removal of Item C in the approval of the Consent Agenda. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0 to approve the remainder of the Consent Agenda:
A. ADMINISTRATION
1. Authorize Signatures On Revocable License For VA (U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs) Parking In Wright County, Eff. 10-15-18 To 4-14-19
B. ADMINISTRATION
1. Authorize Signatures On Memorandum Of Agreement Allowing Teamsters Local 320 Courthouse Members To Donate Accrued PTO To Charles DeLong, IT Technical Support Specialist
D. AUDITOR/TREASURER
1. Acknowledge Warrants Issued Between September 12, 2018 and September 18, 2018
E. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
1. Request To Hire a 67-Day Temp Worker for Social Services
F. PLANNING & ZONING
1. Authorize Signature On 2019 SSTS Grant Program. No cash or in-kind match required
Consent Item C. ADMINISTRATION, Authorize Attendance Of Darek Vetsch, 2018 Minnesota/Wisconsin Public Transportation Conference & Expo, October 15-17, 2018, Lacrosse WI, With Conference Attendance Funded By Trailblazer Transit
Borrell asked whether the Trailblazer Board voted on authorizing attendance. Vetsch stated that there are funds allocated in the Trailblazer budget for attendance. He wanted to gain approval of the County Board prior to approaching the Trailblazer Board. Borrell viewed negatively the portion of the conference that involves a riverboat cruise. Daleiden responded that Wright County may be in the transit business in the future. Potter added it will provide an opportunity to identify who is involved, funding mechanisms, and how to obtain that funding. Borrell moved to authorize attendance, seconded by Potter. The motion carried 5-0.
TIMED AGENDA ITEMS
KAREN PUNDSACK, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & ARON MURPHY, DISTRIBUTION SUPERVISOR - GREAT RIVER REGIONAL LIBRARY
Great River Regional Library (GRRL) 2019 Budget Presentation
Pundsack and Murphy provided an overview of the GRRL budget process. Wright County is part of a six-county Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) with Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, and Todd Counties. The total borrowers in those counties is 110,178 (based on patrons that have borrowed books in the past three years). Wright County has 32,941 library cardholders and libraries in Annandale, Buffalo, Clearwater, Cokato, Delano, Howard Lake, Monticello, Rockford and St. Michael. Wright County is one of the larger members of the JPA. One-third of the population in Wright County uses library services.
Murphy provided an overview of the 2019 GRRL budget. The overall budget increase was 1.28% with Wright County’s portion being 0.694% or $14,884. Revenue sources include County Signatories (76.5%), St. Cloud Reimbursement (1.1%), Regional Library Basic System Support (17.2%), Fines/Miscellaneous (3.7%), and Other (1.5%). The GRRL Board approved an increase in the regional library basic system support from $1.5 million to $1.6 million for FY 2018-2019.
Three funding formula factors include borrower numbers, net tax capacity, and population. Wright County’s population is growing more than other signatories and there is a lot of library usage. Net tax capacity increases year after year as well. Potter said that a few years ago, Wright County overtook Stearns County in net tax capacity and took on more of the share.
Fundraising efforts continue, and the revenue stream is being actively pursued. The High Five campaign is being rebranded to Locally Grown. A Communication Specialist was recently hired. Upcoming projects include WIFI hot spots and dementia friendly projects (kids working with seniors). The GRRL Board used resources to waive fines across the six-county region dating back to 1995. Most were deemed uncollectible. One of the next steps is to clean up records and remove data from files. The goal is to have wireless printing launched in all locations by 2020. Express check outs are being expanded to include eight additional stations across the region.
PUBLIC HEARING - COUNTY DITCH 22 AND COUNTY DITCH 34
At 9:32 A.M., Daleiden opened the public hearing for County Ditch 22 and County Ditch 34. Greg Kryzer, Assistant County Attorney, said the Board is acting in their capacity as Drainage Authority.
County Ditch 22
Kryzer said the Public Hearing was continued to today from the Public Hearing on 9-11-18, as a parcel was identified that should be included in the viewers report. Kryzer said his position is this matter should be continued for at least two weeks in order to notice the property owner.
On a motion by Borrell, second by Husom, all voted to continue the Public Hearing for County Ditch 22 to 10-09-18 at 9:30 A.M. There was no public comment received at today’s Public Hearing.
County Ditch 34
Kryzer said the Public Hearing was continued to today to have the viewers report updated to include the Durand parcel. Joe Jacobs, a Viewer for Ditch 34, said he looked at the Durand parcel. Based on that, a slight reduction was made in the percentage for the overall system. Consideration was given to the proximity to the culvert going under the road and where the parcel is located in the watershed. All tile lines servicing the property are using the County ditch system. No public comment was received at today’ Public Hearing.
The Public Hearing for County Ditch 22 and County Ditch 34 was closed at 9:37 A.M. and the Board Meeting was reconvened.
Borrell made a motion to direct staff to draft a resolution accepting the Viewer’s Report for County Ditch 34. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
VIRGIL HAWKINS, HIGHWAY ENGINEER
Distribution of the 2017 Highway Department Annual Report
Hawkins said this is an annual item. Acceptance of the Report will be brought back in two weeks to the Board.
Schedule Transportation Committee Of The Whole (TCOTW) Meeting To Discuss Transportation Issues
Hawkins explained that a meeting is needed to discuss the Federal requirement for noise walls pertaining to the CSAH 19/38 project. This is because of the expansion of lanes and trails on both sides of the road for the project. The suggestion is to hold the TCOTW meeting just prior to the public open house meeting on this project being held at the City of Albertville on 10-29-18 at 5:00 P.M. In response to Daleiden, Hawkins said the noise receptors indicate the noise levels are exceeded for the trails but not for the homes. The noise walls would be for those using the trails, and the residential homes are secondary beneficiaries of noise walls. The County is the landowner as the trail is located within the right-of-way. The County Board will vote on whether noise walls will be put up. Hawkins said the funding policy indicates that trails are maintained by cities. However, if noise walls are put up, the costs cannot be passed to the cities.
Potter moved to set a TCOTW Meeting on 10-29-18 at 4:00 P.M. at the Albertville City Hall to discuss transportation issues, seconded by Vetsch. The motion was amended to include authorizing the County Board’s attendance at the Public Open House Meeting on the CSAH 19/38 Project scheduled for 5:00 P.M. on 10-29-18 at the Albertville City Hall following the TCOTW Meeting. The motion carried 5-0.
BRIAN ASLESON, CHIEF DEPUTY ATTORNEY
Approve Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) For Law Enforcement Records Management System
Asleson presented a JPA between Wright County and the cities of Annandale, Buffalo and Howard Lake. All three cities are replacing their law enforcement records systems and switching to Zuercher, which is the same technology the County uses. Under the JPA, Wright County will be the host and data sharing between the law enforcement agencies will become much easier. Asleson understands that the three cities have approved the JPA. The technology piece is not yet completed, but it is anticipated to be in place by the first of October. Borrell asked if this will cost less for the cities. Asleson was unsure of the contract details, but the County is not charging the cities. He said attention will be paid to records or data requests, making sure each entity responds on its own. Each city will have staff with expertise to deal with technical issues. The County may have to be involved when it comes to network or storage issues.
Borrell moved to approve the JPA for the Law Enforcement Records Management System to include the cities of Buffalo, Annandale and Howard Lake. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
BOB HIIVALA, AUDITOR/TREASURER
Tammi Vaith, Chief Deputy Auditor/Treasurer, presented the Auditor/Treasurer agenda items.
Approve Transfer Of Tobacco License For Northern Tier Retail, LLC DBA SuperAmerica #5048 (Formerly Croix Convenience #52) In The City Of Albertville)
On a motion by Potter, second by Husom, all voted to approve the transfer of the Tobacco License for Northern Tier Retail, LLC DBA SuperAmerica #5048 (Formerly Croix Convenience #52) In The City Of Albertville).
Approve Minutes From County Ditch 22 Public Hearing On 09/11/18
Approve Minutes From County Ditch 34 Public Hearing On 09/11/18
The minutes were referred to the 10-09-18 County Board Meeting for approval as copies were missing from the County Board’s printed packets.
JUSTIN CROWLEY & KELLY STREI, U OF M EXTENSION SERVICE
Adopt Resolution Declaring October 7-13, 2018 As National 4-H Week In Wright County
Justin Crowley, 4-H Program Coordinator, stated Kelly Strei, 4-H Program Coordinator, and Eileen Otto, 4-H State Ambassador Wright County 4-H Ambassador, were unable to attend the Board Meeting. Crowley provided an overview of the 4-H Program in Wright County, with 700 members with 20 clubs and 200 volunteers. Strei works with after school programs which serves another 600 youth. The first week of October is the annual celebration of 4-H Week in Wright County, and a time to showcase and recruit for 4-H.
Borrell moved to adopt Resolution #18-67 declaring October 7-13, 2018 as National 4-H Week in Wright County. The motion was seconded by Potter and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION
9-19-18 OWNERS COMMITTEE MINUTES
At the Board Meeting, Potter stated there is a potential add on related to wall panels for tip-up construction. The work schedule is slightly behind. Putting the roof and membrane up ahead of the wall panels will provide 60 days of work on the 3rd Floor. Potter said associated costs are being researched but the opinion is the costs with doing it this way will be negated by being allowed to work on the interior items. The Board will be informed of the final decision on how to move forward.
Potter made a motion to approve the 9-22-18 Owners Committee Minutes and recommendation. The motion was seconded by Vetsch. Daleiden questioned the change order related to doors and frames at a cost of $18,944. Potter will have BKV send information on what this change order relates to. The motion carried 5-0. The Committee Minutes follow:
I. Justice Center Updates
Currie opened the meeting and Paulsen gave an update on current construction status & schedule. Masons are working to complete the final elevator shaft and topping out the elevator into the mechanical penthouse. Steel erectors have a large portion of the west have of the building set to the roof line. They will finish to the south, and then complete the east half to the roof. Concrete is poured on levels 1 & 2 in the north portion of the current structure, setting in-floor heat tubing to the south and then will also get poured the first week of October. Most of the footings are complete, working on front entry and retaining walls. Plumbing is being installed underground at level 0, they have a few weeks of underground work remaining. The electrical service is currently being run from HWY 25 to the north of the Historical Society, the connection to the LEC generator is being scheduled.
Currie noted approximately 10 days total lost to rain on the project, however some work has gone quicker than planned so the overall schedule is on track. Currie brought up a concern with underground rainwater piping and the installation of that piping due to the unknown location of the future Government Center building. After review of the building plans, it was determined that rainwater from the roof runs east and will not be an issue. There is currently a hold on installation of west utilities & piping from the parking lot to the storm water pond until the building location is determined due to potential reconfigurations. Once determined, work will be released for completion.
Enright stated the security package for the site has gone to Contegrity Group to review and a meeting is being set with County staff to work through the details and release.
Currie discussed change orders and commented the cost and number of change orders has overall been favorable on the project, commenting things are going well. (see attached change log and budget)
PR 15 (adding a storage room under LEC connection conference rooms) came in higher than originally projected and discussed. It was estimated to be between $50-60k, however the pricing came back at ~$88k. Currie is working to get the numbers brought back down through negotiation with the contractors, feeling that he could get it back to $65k or less. Through discussion with Potter and a recommendation, the group was given approval to move forward if pricing could be reduced to a cap of $65k. That cost represents a construction cost of ~$40 psf.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Move forward on the storage room construction if cost < $65k, work with Wilczek on finalization of numbers.
Committee Minutes Submitted by: Alan Wilczek, Facilities Services Director
(End of 9-19-18 Owners Committee Minutes)
RESOLUTION SETTING THE PRELIMINARY 2019 BUDGET AND LEVY
Kelly provided an overview of the budget process. It began earlier in the year with discussions on the CIP (Capital Improvement Plan) and various projects. Departmental budgets were submitted, and budget sessions followed in August and September. The draft resolution for consideration is based on those meetings. The draft reflects a draft 2019 budget of $147,090,953 and a draft certified levy of $73,524,014.
Potter moved to adopt Resolution #18-68 setting the draft 2019 budget and levy, seconded by Vetsch.
Borrell said he will not vote in support of the draft resolution. He expressed concerns during budget sessions on the amount of increase in the levy and was asked to come up with a list of discussion items. He did but another budget session did not follow. Borrell thought construction of a new Government Center should be delayed for 15-20 years and the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) should be delayed for one year. Daleiden said the County Board is acting today to set the draft levy and the amount cannot increase but it can decrease. Husom stated the County Board has not voted to approve building the proposed new Government Center in 2019. That discussion still needs to take place.
Vetsch summarized that Borrell would propose to set a levy increase not to exceed a 13.2% increase based on removal of $2.1 million of building debt service and $1.1 million on ERP. Vetsch said the amount of the ERP has been reduced to $800,000 so the suggested action by Borrell would bring the levy to 14% based on the reductions. Borrell said he has more reductions in mind, but he would vote in support of the draft budget with removal of the two items (proposed new Government Center and the ERP). Borrell thought some park projects could be delayed and the public health budget could be trimmed, including not replacing positions that become vacant.
Vetsch said the model that Borrell is proposing includes no funding for repairs to the current Government Center. By levying $2.1 million, it provides the opportunity to either repair the current Government Center or construct a new building. He does not want to tell the public they can have a 12-13% levy increase when they can’t. Otherwise, the County will have to spend reserves to make repairs if that path is chosen.
Daleiden said further discussion will occur on a proposed new Government Center, and that decision has not been made by the Board. Husom said if it is decided to remain at the current Government Center site, there is over $3 million in repairs projected over the next few years which does not involve any remodeling. The motion carried 4-1 with Borrell casting the nay vote. Resolution #18-68 follows:
RESOLUTION 18-68
BE IT RESOLVED that the Wright County Board of Commissioners hereby establishes the draft 2019 Budget as follows:
BUDGET; 2018 AMOUNT; 2019 AMOUNT
General Fund; $63,074,577; $70,138,336
Road and Bridge; $27,572,846; $35,056,877
Human Services; $28,524,293; $29,012,877
Debt Service; $6,579,435; $10,178,885
Capital Projects; $2,675,000; $2,591,453
LID’s; $112,525; $112,525
TOTAL BUDGET:
2018 Amount: $128,538,676;
2019 Amount: $147,090,953
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Wright County Board of Commissioners hereby establishes the draft 2019 Certified Taxable Levy as follows:
BUDGET; 2018 AMOUNT; 2019 AMOUNT
General Fund; $39,562,534; $46,454,852
Road and Bridge; $9,697,372; $8,877,122
Human Services; $11,524,168; $11,691,477
Capital Projects; $1,815,427 ;2$,241,453
Sub-Total: $62,599,501; $69,264,904
Less: County Program Aid; $5,277,847; $5,719,300
NET TAXABLE LEVY; $57,321,654; $63,545,604
Plus Special Levies
Debt Service; $5,246,354; $9,865,885
LIDS’s; $112,525; $112,525
TOTAL CERTIFIED TAXABLE LEVY:
$62,680,533; $73,524,014 - $73,411,489 w/o LID’s
(End of Resolution #18-68)
Vetsch asked for Board interest in directing staff to draft a press release based on the preliminary levy. He would like to use a PowerPoint that has been used at various meetings as the groundwork for the press release. He felt it was important to provide information on how the Board arrived at the preliminary levy. Kelly said staff will draft and send the information to the Board for review. It was the consensus that the information can be disseminated through the website, a social media press release, and in the newspaper. Daleiden said the press release could reference that information will be available on the website on a specified date.
Borrell said the PowerPoint presentation provides good information. However, it doesn’t reflect that once there is a large levy increase, it sets the bar higher from that point forward on what the levy is set at. Vetsch replied that the County is not operating in a model that is sustainable. When reserve dollars are used, it results in the need to levy at some future date. Husom said it is not good to dip into reserves like was done this year. Daleiden said the County also needs to plan for the closure of the Monticello Nuclear Power Plant. Borrell said taxpayers are paying for the Justice Center, the Highway Building, and the Jail. He preferred a delay in some of the spending and feels areas could be cut. Husom said a meeting could be held to discuss those items and any public input received. Potter said it is best to keep the tax rate stable. If the tax rate had been more consistent, there wouldn’t be a need for a 17.3% increase. He noted that with the Jail refinancing, the County is realizing $600,000/year savings. If that refinancing hadn’t been done, it would have been worse for years to come. Kelly said staff will draft a press release based on today’s discussion and the PowerPoint. It will be provided to the Board for review.
SET SPECIAL BOARD MEETING FOR 12-06-18 AT 6:00 P.M. RE: 2019 BUDGET & LEVY
Potter moved to set a special Board Meeting on 12-06-18 at 6:00 P.M. for review of the proposed 2019 budget and levy. The motion was seconded by Husom and carried 5-0.
REVISED FLAHERTY AND HOOD PROPOSAL
Kelly said this topic was discussed at the 9-11-18 County Board Meeting. Since that time, it was requested by one of the Commissioners in support of the prevailing motion to bring back an amended Flaherty and Hood proposal. Kelly said the amended contract is in front of the Board today with the same cost, capped at $45,000, and would run for a year beginning upon approval.
Borrell said Monticello is already involved with this lobbying firm. He suggested a County contribution of $10,000-$15,000 to Monticello to aid in the funding of more lobbying hours. Vetsch said there was discussion about that, but the Coalition of Utility Cities is not interested in having counties join. Vetsch feels there needs to be a stronger presence and would like to be a part of the drafting of legislation. He said Flaherty and Hood is one of the forefront experts on property valuation.
Potter said the revised proposal reflects, “...to provide services related to Wright County’s legislative needs during the 2019 session, including utility taxation, potential bonding projects, and other issues of interest to the County.” Potter did not feel the proposal had changed from the last time it was discussed. He referenced Lockridge Grindal, a lobbying firm that has been able to attain transportation funding for County projects. Vetsch viewed this no differently than using two other consulting firms in the County. Potter does not think the County needs to hire a lobbying firm for everything. When this was first brought forward, it was for lobbying services related to the nuclear plant. Now the proposal includes much more than that.
Borrell said the proposal was to be brought back if the scope were narrowed and it has not been. Husom said Potter’s primary concern was addressed which was the elimination of transportation lobbying from the document. Flaherty and Hood will only lobby for those things the County requests. Borrell suggested narrowing the scope to the power plant. Vetsch stated that the amount of the proposal will probably not decrease from the cap of $45,000, as the cost relates to estimates associated with lobbying efforts for utilities.
Kelly said following this topic of discussion at the 9-11-18 Board Meeting, the proposal was revised based on the comments received at that time. That revised proposal was sent to Board members for comment. Borrell did not feel the scope was narrowed. He does not want to hire a lobbying firm and so hopes this is a short-term thing. Husom said she has no interest in lobbying services for bonding.
Potter wanted the record to reflect that he has nothing against Flaherty and Hood as they are a reputable firm but does not feel their services need to be engaged at this time. Vetsch asked whether it is because of the expenditures or the closure of the nuclear plant and associated impacts to the County. Potter responded that Monticello is already fully engaged with the firm. He does not the County proceeding with lobbying will change anything and viewed this as a redundancy of services.
Asleson said if the Board narrows the scope of the proposal, it should be for utility valuation services and not the nuclear plant. Notice was received that Xcel Energy, Wright Hennepin Electric, and Great River Energy have all filed valuation notices. Some of the utility valuation appeals can take years. The Attorney General’s Office does represent the County, and the Department of Revenue does the utility valuation. Borrell favored bringing the proposal back in two weeks. He would like the scope of the services narrowed to utility valuation services. Asleson said anytime professional services are hired, the County is working with the firm on the focus of the services.
Vetsch made a motion to approve the contract with Flaherty and Hood as presented. The motion failed for lack of a second.
Daleiden asked about the Prairie Island Nuclear Plant facility in Red Wing and whether Goodhue County hires a lobbyist. Vetsch said Goodhue County relies on the City of Red Wing but the impact of closure is much less. Daleiden said if they have a lobbyist, they should be consulted.
Borrell made a motion to send the proposal back to Flaherty and Hood to narrow the scope to lobbying for utility services and nothing else. The motion was seconded by Husom. It was clarified that the proposal is for one year. The motion carried 4-1 with Potter casting the nay vote.
SCHEDULE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING RE: PROPOSED NEW GOVERNMENT CENTER
On a motion by Vetsch, second by Husom, all voted to set a COTW Meeting on 10-11-18 at 11:00 A.M. The Agenda will be:
11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. County Board Areas
12:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Executive Committee
· Concept Floor Plans
· Site Utilization Plan
· Building Design Visioning
SCHEDULE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING RE: PER PARCEL RATES AND FEES FOR THE 2020 AND 2021 ASSESSMENT CONTRACTS
AND
SCHEDULE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING RE: DISCUSS FRONT RECEPTION DESK
Husom made a motion to schedule a COTW Meeting for 10-08-18 at 9:30 A.M. to discuss: 1) Per Parcel Rates and Fees for the 2020 and 2021 Assessment Contracts; and 2) Front Reception Desk. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0.
RESOLUTION APPROVING CHARITABLE GAMBLING APPLICATION, FORM LG214, BUFFALO YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION, GAMBLING SITE: LAKE CENTER, 10480 HWY 24 NW, ANNANDALE MN 55302 (CORINNA TWP.)
Potter moved to adopt Resolution #18-69 approving the Charitable Gambling Application, seconded by Husom. The motion carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE / ADVISORY BOARD UPDATES
1. Husom said the Dementia Friendly Group will have an overview of financial assistance programs for seniors on 9-26-18 from 9:30-11:00 A.M. at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo.
2. The Caregiver Support Group of the Buffalo Area Dementia Friends meets every Thursday from 9:30-11:00 A.M. at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo and the third Thursdays from 4:30-6:00 P.M.
Kelly reminded the Board that there will be no County Board Meeting on 10-02-18.
The meeting adjourned at 11:00 A.M.
County Board Minutes Submitted by: Susan Backes, Clerk to the County Board
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 19, 2018.