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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Public Notices Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Page 12 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION April 5, 2011 Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting The Board of Commissioners met at the Cottonwood County Courthouse in Windom, MN. Present for all or por- tions of the meeting were: Commissioners Ron Kuecker, Norm Holmen, John Oeltjenbruns, Jim Schmidt, Tom White; Executive Assistant Kelly Thongvivong; Auditor/ Treasurer Jan Johnson; County Attorney Nick Anderson; R0n Gregg, Kay Clark, Gale Bondhus, Jan Voit and Elmer Wieneke. Routine Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve additions to the agenda; to approve the min- utes of the March 22, 2011 meeting; to approve the minutes of the March 29, 2011 emergency meeting; adjournment. Additional Action Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve 2-year contracts in the amount of $73.08/ month w/out tax (Windom shop) and $46.23/month w/ out tax (Storden shop) with Waste Management for dumpsters at two county highway shops; to send a letter of support to MCIT on behalf of GBERBA; to allow County Assessor to get quotes for a new desk as well as three new office chairs; to make corrections to Resolution 10-07-13 as presented; to send a letter of support to legislators asking that they fund RC & D for an additional year;, to approve payment in the amount of $31,152.50 to Elite Mechanical for of the cost of the two air-con- ditioning units that will be installed at the LEC in the near future; to approve 2011 allocation to Regional Radio Board in the amount of $2,974.73 from Cottonwood County; to amend the 2011 General Administration Revenue Fund budget by $2,975 to reflect the allocation to the Regional Radio Board; to authorize Chairman to sign lease agreement with Wyatt Bloch for the rental of prop- erty adjacent to the landfill with clause as amended; to proclaim the week of April 10-16, 2011 as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week; to refund the 2011 seasonal camping fees that Dennis Trei has already paid in exchange for agreeing to be the Host Camper for the 2011 camping season at Talcot Park. S/Jan Johnson, Auditor/Treasurer S/Ron Kuecker, Board Chairman S/Kelly Thongvivong, Executive Asst. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION April 12, 2011 Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting The Board of Commissioners met at the Cottonwood County Courthouse in Windom, MN. Present for all or por- tions of the meeting were: Commissioners Ron Kuecker, Norm Holmen, John Oeltjenbruns, Jim Schmidt, Tom White; Office Support Specialist Sr. Judith Johnson; Auditor/Treasurer Jan Johnson; County Attorney Nick Anderson; Leslie Makovsky, Jason Purrington, Ron Gregg, Bob Pankratz, Andy Geiger, Kay Clark, Alan Coners, Gale Bondhus, Andy Olson, Ken Yoder and Rachael Yoder. Routine Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve additions to the agenda; to approve the min- utes of the April 5, 2011 meeting; to approve April warrants in the amount of $248,196.83 and broken down as follows: County Revenue Fund - $125,903.24; Long Term Capital Outlay - $2,662.02; County Building Fund - $4,038.13; Ditch Fund - $1,501.21; Agency Fund - $2,991.43; Road & Bridge - $82,061.70; Waste Abatement/SCORE $8,792.00; Landfill Enterprise $20,247.10; adjournment. Personnel Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to extend the $600/month sti- pend agreement with Leslie Makovsky until June 30th; to hire Daniel Quade and Michael Jarls as part-time jailer/dispatchers effective April 13th; to hire Elise Mickelson and Shelby Ling for the 4-H intern summer job effective May 23rd; to accept Gary Wood's letter of retirement as Landfill Operator with appropriate payout of benefits effective May 13th; to authorize Ron Gregg to contact Express Employment Professionals of North Mankato for help in searching for credible candidates as Landfill Operators; to allow Andy Geiger to hire a contractor or contractors starting at $12.00/hour to get the parks in condition for opening day. Additional Action Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to obtain quotes for a new lawn mower, with an option for a trade-in of the old mower; to allow Sheriff to sign Geo Comm Service Agreement for software support and GIS data main- tenance; to approve contract with Alpha Wireless in the amount of $15,000; to recess as the County Board and to convene as the Ditch Authority; to accept the bid from Heggeseth Excavation for $1.73 per foot for approximately one mile of cleanout/repair of JD #10; to approve Nickel Construction bid in the amount of $27,656 for JD #32 improvement project contingent on receiving the bid bond within seven days; to adjourn as the Ditch Authority and to reconvene as the County Board; to accept the low bid in the amount of $355,245.56 from M.R. Paving & Excavating for the Jeffers Main Street surfacing proj- ect; to accept the low bid in the amount of $349,069.30 to Knife River Corporation for the CSAH 27 Mt. Lake overlay project; to approve contract with Marco in the amount of $1,660 for the cost of copies, supply of toner and service on a copy machine at the Highway Department; to approve the Minnesota Choices Technology Grant in the amount of $4,190; to give the parks $100 for their cash change fund drawer; to approve three year contract with Government Management Group in the amount of $3,250. S/Jan Johnson, Auditor/Treasurer S/Ron Kuecker, Board Chair S/Judith Johnson, Office Support Specialist, Sr. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION April 26, 2011 Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting The Board of Commissioners met at the Cottonwood County Courthouse in Windom, MN. Present for all or por- tions of the meeting were: Commissioners Ron Kuecker, Norm Holmen, John Oeltjenbruns, Jim Schmidt, Tom White; Executive Assistant Kelly Thongvivong; Auditor/ Treasurer Jan Johnson; County Attorney Nick Anderson; Jason Purrington, Andy Geiger, Ron Gragg, Gale Bondhus, Joe Fick, Frank Jarman, Rahn Larson, Mary Ellen Suhrhoff, Perry Zieske, Dave Bucklin, Wendy Meyer, Rich Meyer, Kenneth Yoder, Rachel Yoder, Kay Clark, Lloyd Kalfs, Tom Muller and Alan Coners. Routine Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve additions to the agenda; to approve the min- utes of the April 12, 2011 meeting; adjournment. Personnel Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to hire James Burton and Ron Willard for seasonal main- tenance positions and Erik Jass for the seasonal entry station position at Talcot Park; to post internally for one week and then to adver- tise for the landfill operator position; to accept Tiffany Harder's resignation as Clerk Typist II with appro- priate payout of benefits; to promote Alan Coners to permanent full-time status effective May 1st and to grant him a one step increase with his salary to be split 75% (Assessor's Office) and 25% (Environmental) so that he is able to help out with the septic system needs of Cottonwood County; to allow the commissioners to receive a per diem for the Blandin Foundation meet- ing that will be held on the evening of May 3rd. Additional Action Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to allow for the payment of radio equipment that was purchased with PSIC grant money; to allow a cell phone allowance in the amount of $20/month for Andy Geiger year round and for Leslie Makovsky effective April 1st until the parks close for the season; to allow the county to sell ice at Talcot Park; to award the bid for project SP 17-613-38 for the surfacing of CSAH 13 in the amount of $3,050,684.30 to Knife River Corporation; to honor the request for a one-time clean-up for the City of Trimont and to accept their waste at the Cottonwood County Landfill; to set Highway Road Tour for May 17th at 8:00 a.m.; to accept the low quotes from Livewire Printing Company in the amounts of $1,470.15 and $1,234.77 for office desk/cabinet and three office chairs; to authorize payment of 2011 appropria- tion in the amount of $1,000 to Travel Southwest. S/Jan Johnson, Auditor/Treasurer S/Ron Kuecker, Board Chair S/Kelly Thongvivong, Executive Asst. #187325 S-39x City sells--- Continued from page 1 The Maintenance Report was given by Tom Hansen. City Wide Cleanup is sched- uled for May 14 from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. Tom discussed the crack filling that was com- pleted. The original $5,000 that was approved plus an additional $5,000 that was later approved was only enough to complete 5 blocks. It is estimated that it will be another $30,000 to crack fill the remaining streets. Discussion was also held on patching Fifth Street, Seventh Street and possibly Dewey. The cost for patching will also be around $30,000.00. The council decided to com- plete the crack sealing and patch Fifth and Seventh Street using $20,000 from General Fund unallocated reserves, $10,000 from Budgeted General Fund Street Repairs and $30,000.00 from the Bar & Grill fund. The Police Report was given by Chief Zeug. Mike will continue to talk to resi- dents in Walnut Grove that need to take advantage of the City Wide Cleanup day. The council approved the Land Use Permit applications for 120 Washington and 540 6th Street. The Minutes for the April 11, 2011 regular meeting and claims #33045 through 33144 were approved by the coun- cil. Area Community Events Calendar The calendar is printed the last week of each month for the coming month's events. If you have an item you would like includ- ed please drop it off at the Sentinel Tribune Office in Westbrook or Oleson's Mercantile in Walnut Grove by the Friday prior to publica- tion. We would like to have brief announce- ments of general nature. Some of the items we use are taken from sources previously printed. If you know of changes in these events please let us know so we can cor- rect them. Please take note of the sponsors who bring you this monthly calendar. Sunday : .. ,: ,, * ...........  .... 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