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SENTINEL TRIBUNE PUBLIC NOTICE Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Page 10 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION February 5, 2013 Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting The Board of Commissioners met at the Cottonwood County Courthouse in Windom, MN. Present for all or portions of the meeting were: Commissioners John Oeltjenbruns, Jim Schmidt, Tom White, Norm Hohnen; Executive Assistant Kelly Thongvivong; Auditor/ Treasurer Jan Johnson; County Attorney Nick Anderson; Gerry Engstrom, Bill Moldestad, Duane Bendixen, Jim Weidemann, Rahn Larson, Dave Bucklin, Gordy Olson, Craig Myers, Jenny Quade, Todd Dibble, Kyle Pillatzki, Rory Lindvall, Gale Bondhus, Jay Simonson, Mark Werner, Randy Pankonin, Guy Dammann, Audrey Lavis, Sharon Pankonin, Curtis Gode, Wayne Pankonin, Brian Werner, Allan Werner and Arvid Redman. Absent was Commissioner Kevin Stevens. Routine Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve additions to the agenda; to approve the minutes of the January 29, 2013 meeting; adjournment. Additional Action Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to recess as the County Board and to convene as the Ditch Authority; to accept the amended re-determination of benefits report that was com- pleted by the viewers; to set the continuation of JD #31 public hearing for April 2, 2013 at 9:05 a.m.; to begin sending out county board meeting information, with the exception of private data, that is sent out to the board members to the media as well; to approve 2013 appro- priation in the amount of $1,000 to the Southwest MinnesotaArts & Humanities Council. S/Jan Johnson, Auditor/Treasurer S/John Oeltjenbruns, Board Chair S/Kelly Thongvivong, Executive Asst. OFFICIAL ; PUBLICATION February 12, 2013 Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting The Board of Commissioners met at the Cottonwood County Courthouse in Windom, MN. Present for all or portions of the meeting were: Commissioners John Oeltjenbruns, Jim Schmidt, Tom White, Norm Holmen; Executive Assistant Kelly Thongvivong; Auditor/ Treasurer Jan Johnson; County Attorney Nick Anderson; Mary Fischer, Gale Bondhus and Holli Arp. Absent was Commissioner Kevin Stevens. Routine Items - approved by Unanimous roll call or regular vote: to appro've additions to the agenda; to approve the minutes of the February 5, 2013 meeting; to approve February warrants in the amount of $172,119.40 and broken down as follows: County Revenue Fund $73,552.39, Long Term Capital Outlay- $2,091.69, County Building Fund $439.13, Ditch Fund $8,622.41, Road & Bridge - $51,268.34, Landfill Enterprise $36,145.44; adjournment. Personnel Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to allow for the advertisement of three seasonal parks positions; to allow four employees at tlhe Highway Department to attend simulator training in Mankato on February 13th at a cost of $75/person; to allow advertising for summer intern at the Extension Office; to send the IT job description to Wayne Brede for his review and recom- mendation for a pay ran;He and then also to Alnn Antonsen, Springsted, Inqc.; to approve per diems submit- ted by Commissioner Holmen that were 60 days past due. Additional Action Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to set the Board of Equalization date for June 19th at 6:00 p.m. with the first appoint- ment at 6:30 p.m.; to allow Chairman Oeltjenbruns to sign the two vehicle titles that will be transferred and to allow the third bus to be sold on the Govdeals.com web- site; to increase the parks budget from $14,000 to $18,000; to approve liquor license (on sale and 3.2) on behalf of the Mt. Lake Golf Development, Inc.; to accept quote up to $30,000 from Ron's Electric for update of lighting in remaining county offices; to allow each munic- ipality within Cottonwood County to offer a one-time city-wide clean up event in 2013 and Cottonwood County will agree to waive 50% of the tipping fee. S/Jan Johnson, Auditor/ Treasurer S/John Oeltjenbruns, Board Chair S/Kelly Thongvivong, Executive Asst. Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners Work Session Minutes February 25, 2013 The Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners held a work session with JinYeene Neumann, new Cottonwood County Engineer, on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at the Cottonwood County Highway Department in Windom, MN. Present for all or portions of the meeting were: Commissioners John Oeltjenbruns, Jim Schmidt, Kevin Stevens, Tom White, Norm Holmen; Executive Assistant Kelly Thongvivong and JinYeene Neumann, County Engineer. Discussion was held regard- ing the following agenda items: gravel project; 5-year plan for roads and bridges; 5-year equipment plan; Kyle Pillatzki's position as high- way technician/landfill supervisor; parks department and whether or not it could fit with the highway depart- ment; and sharing of equip- ment. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 12:30 p.m. S/Jan Johnson, Auditor/ Treasurer S/John Oeltjenbruns, Board Chair S/Kelly Thongvivong, Executive Asst. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION February 26, 2013 Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting The Board of Commissioners met at the Cottonwood County Courthouse in Windom, MN. Present for all or portions of the meeting were: Commissioners John Oeltjenbruns, Jim Schmidt, Kevin Stevens, Tom White, Norm Holmen; Executive Assistant KellyThongvivong; Auditor/Treasurer Jan Johnson; County Attorney Nick Anderson; Dan Olsen, Gale Bondhus, Jim ]orgensen, Rory Lindvall and Rahn Larson. Routine Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve additions to the agenda; to approve the minutes of the February 12, 2013 meeting; adjournment. 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I DRILLS & PLANTING '12 3600 ASD-EV KINZE 16R30 .............. $105,900 2600 KINZE 16/]1 .................................... $39,900 2600 KINZE 12/23 .................................... $39,900 2210 KINZE 12R30 ECONO FOLD ............... $26,9(]0 '071770 JD 16R30 NTCCS ........................ $72,900 7300 JDW/LIET ASSIST, 12R30 ................. Sll,900 20' GREAT PLAINS DRILL ............................ $5,500 240 BWT FRIESEN TENDER ...................... $15,900 COMBINES '08 CR 9060 NH 750 HRS ........................ $219,900 'OOTR-99 NH 1612 HRS ............................ $84,900 '00 TR-99 2255 HRS RWA ......................... $69,900 '92 TR-96 NH 4000 HRS ............................ $19,900 '07 R-751040 HRS COMING IN .............. $159,900 9600 JD 2125 HRS .................................... $54,900 '92 R-52 GLEANER, 2400 NBS .................. $34,900 '93 R-52 GLEANER, 2500 HRS .............. COMING IN MISCELLANEOUS 32 42' MANDAKO ROLLER 36". ................ $31,900 690 KILL BROS. CART ............................... $11,900 '07 WILRICH 20'SHREDDER ..................... $16,900 P-12 MILLER LOADER ................................ ,4,900 2700 REM VAC .......................................... $ 5,900 2500 REM VAC ........................................... $ 2 900 609 BRADCO SSL BACKHOE ....................... 4,950 SUOENGA 6"lxush auger (off demc0 550).. $1,100 SKIDLoADERS '12 L225 NH,CAB/HEAT/AC, 600 NRS ........ $37,500 '06 L-190 NH 1950 HRS ............................ $26,900 '09 L170NH2300 HRS ................................ $21,500 '01 LS-170 NH 5400 HRS CAB & HEAT....... $12,900 '01 LS-170 NH 4800 HRS ................... _..... $11,900 '05 317JD CAB/HEAT, 1900 HRS ................ $17,900 - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to switch all remaining phone lines of Cottonwood County that have not been updated and are serviceable by Windomnet as soon as pos- sible; to accept 2013 Boat & Water Grant in the amount of $878; to accept grant in the amount of $10,000 from the state to upgrade dispatch center to accommodate Next Gen 911; allow for the replacement of 41 sprinkler heads in the jail at a cost of $3,645 from Summit Fire Protection; to grant approval to have a booth at the Farm and Home Show and to place an ad in the Citizen; to approve payment in the amount of $2,100 to Prairie Ecology Bus for the 3R Challenge that will be offered to the schools in Cottonwood County; to approve 2013 appropriation in the amount of $3,510 to the Southwest Initiative Foundation; to approve two bills in the amounts of $28.17 and $16.67 to Indoff, Incorporated that the county was not billed for in December; to approve permanent Joint Powers Agreement for the Des Moines Valley Health & Human Services entity. S/Jan Johnson, Auditor/ Treasurer S/John Oeltjenbruns, Board Chair S/Kelly Thongvivong, Executive Asst. #213090 S-33x 2013DCSipgnUp for & Acre underwoy ot the Iocol farm service a00lency office The Direct Counter- Cyclical Program (DCP) and Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) signup period for 2013 is now underway at the Cottonwood County Farm Service Agency (FSA) according to County Executive Director, Linda Stuckenbroker. "The 2013 DCP and ACRE pro- gram provisions are unchanged from 2012, except that all eligible par- ticipants in 2013 may choose to enroll in either DCP or ACRE for the 2013 crop year," said Stuckenbroker. This means that eligible pro- ducers who were enrolled in ACRE in 2012 and pre- vious years may elect to enroll in DCP in 2013 or may re-enroll in ACRE in 2013. Likewise producers who were enrolled in DCP may opt for ACRE enroll- ment. All operators and land- owners are encouraged to take a few minutes to stop by the FSA office and signup for either the DCP or ACRE programs. "A few minutes now will save everyone time this spring and summer when the weather is more appropri- ate for fieldwork," stated Stuckenbroker. The Cottonwood FSA Office has put together an infor- mational packet compar- ing the ACRE and DCP programs and a price anal- ysis work- sheet for deter- mining whether a produc- er may or may not receive an ACRE payment for the 2013 crop year. ACRE payments are dependent on whether there is a state and farm revenue loss. Both crop prices and yields play a significant role in the ACRE pro- gram. The ACRE signup peri- od will end on June 3, 2013, while the DCP sign- up period will end on August 2, 2013. Any questions regarding the ACRE or DCP program may be directed to the Cottonwood County FSA Office at 507-831-1550. City of Westbrook Regular Meeting March 4, 2013 The Westbrook City Council met on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the city council room. Members present: Mayor Dennis Phelps; council members - Jan Johnson, John Madson, and Marvin Sorenson. Absent: Manda Jorgenson Others present: Travis Nelson, Larry Cherry, Roger Haar, Chief of Police AI Wahl and Utilities Superintendent Dennis Jutting. Mayor Dennis Phelps presided the meeting. Motion by Johnson and seconded by Madson to approve the minutes from the February 4, 2013 coun- cil meeting. All voted in favor. Motion carried, Police Chief Wahl pre- sented the February police report. AI stated that he received a service contract from Alpha Wireless which was given to council for review. Warranty would cover if the radio stopped working, however it does not cover a number of phys- ical and environmental abuse or misuse. Phelps suggested thinking about it and we can revisit at a later date. Wahl stated that he is working on the Emergency Access Plan and will bring to next council meeting. Public Works Superintendent Carl Conrad was not present for a report. Conrad and Sewer Operator Joel are in St. Cloud for school. Travis Nelson stated that he has not found a building yet and he has pretty much exhausted all ideas for his bait and tackle shop. Roger Hoar was present and asked to address the council. He stated his dis- pleasure with the council's decision to purchase a lawn mower out of the commu- nity. Council members dis- cussed the issue with Haar and assured him that there was no ongoing attempt to do business "out of town". Phelps presented the council with the first read- ing of 3 ordinances which are as follows: Ordinance No. 1-2013 is repealing Chapter 8 Section 9.00, Administrative Citations and Section 9.01, Criminal Charges. Ordinance No. 2-2013 is amending Subdivision 2, Section 3.20, Chapter 3, Rules and Regulations Relating to Water Service - Repair of Leaks. Ordinance No. 3-2013 is amending Section 11.02 in Chapter 11 adding Subdivision 9, Traffic and Roadway Regulations Cross Traffic Turns. Resolution No. 4-2013, Establishing Rates, Fees and Administrative Fines, was read and will be passed at the April meeting due to the relation to Ordinance No. 3-2013. Motion by Madson and seconded by Sorenson to approve the Resolution No. 5-2013 State of Minnesota Joint Powers Agreement. All voted in favor. Motion carried. Motion by Madson and seconded by Johnson to approve the conveyance of the 28 foot strip of land behind the church, Beatys' and Phipps', subject to a utility easement in favor of the city. All voted in favor. Motion carried. Motion by Johnson and seconded by Madson to approve the building permit submitted by Merlyn Hubin for an addition to their house. All voted in favor. Motion carried. Motion by Johnson and seconded by Madson to approve the Westbrook Lion's gambling permit for their raffle held in April. All voted in favor. Motion car- fled. Motion by Madson and seconded by Sorenson to approve the Westbrook Area Volunteers gambling permit for their event in March. All voted in favor. Motion carried. Sorenson stated that he would like to see a council member involved in the purchases that we make. Sorenson belieVes that pur- chases need oversight by more that one person. Motion by Sorenson and seconded by Madson to approve the short term dis- ability and life insurance premiums on the full time employees. The new insur- ance policy took place in January 2013 with the employer paying 65% of premiums. Steen received the bill in March for premi- ums in January and February and will deduct those premiums from the paychecks on the next pay- roll. All voted in favor. Motion carried. Per the February council meeting, the Bargen agree- ment was faxed in by March 1 st requesting the .020 coat- ing which is heavier than the application that was done last fall. We will be locked in for the cheaper price. Fire department will have their tanks pressurized for $1,500.00 on March 13th. This needs to be done every 3 years. Motion by Madson and seconded by Johnson to approve the bills in the amount of $54,392.38. All voted in favor. Motion car- ried. Motion by Sorenson and secondedby Johnson to adjourn the meeting. All voted in favor. Motion car- fled. Next council meeting will be held on Monday, April 1,2013 at 6:30 p.m. Katie Steen, City Clerk Dennis Phelps, Mayor #213085 S-33x CLASSIFIED ADS WORK FOR YOU 210016 Prairie Arts Continuum presents a community theatre production of The Sound of Music Thurs., Aoril I I thru Sat., April 13 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00p.m., All Seats Reserved Grand Square $12 Reserved $8 Sun., April 14 2:00 p.m. Seating is first come - first served Doors open at 1:00 p.m. Adults & teens $10 Children 12 & under $6 Tickets available at BARC Office 1012 5th Ave., Windom 507-831-2375 Monday- Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For tickets reserved with a credit card payment, a $ I handling fee per ticket will be charged. Exchanges may be made only up to 48 hours prior to the ticketed performance at the BARC Office. Tickets will be available at the door. This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council (SMAHC) with funds appropriated by the State Legislature.