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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Public Notices Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Page 12 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION May 3, 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 portions of the meeting were: Commissioners Ron Kuecker, Norm Holmen, John Oeltjenbruns, Jim Schmidt, Tom White; Executive Assistant Kelly Thongvivong; Auditor/Treasurer Jan Johnson; Assistant County Attorney Lori Buchheim; Don Reffer, Gale Bondhus, Jason Purring'ton, Ron Gregg, Mary Ellen Suhrhoff, Wendy Meyer, Kenneth Yoder, Rachel Yoder and Dave Bucklin. Routine Items - approved by unanimous roll call or reg- ular vote: to approve addi- tions to the agenda; to approve the minutes of the April 26, 2011 meeting; adjournment. Personnel Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to allow County Engineer to advertise for two seasonal employees for the Highway Department and two seasonal employees for the Recycling Department. Additional Action Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to autho- rize Sheriffto do some further research on how to dispose of an old county squad car; to transfer $205,000 from Revenue to Road & Bridge to offset extra costs associated with snow removal activities. S/Jan Johnson, Auditor/Treasurer S/Ron Kuecker, Board Chairman S/Kelly Thongvivong, Executive Asst. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION May 10, 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 portions of the meeting were: Commissioners Ron Kuecker, Norm Holmen, John Oeltjenbruns, Jim Schmidt; Executive Assistant Kelly Thongvivong; Auditor/ Treasurer Jan Johnson; County Attorney Nick Anderson; Kim Hall, John Shepard, Jason Purrington, Gale Bondhus, Ron Gregg, Dave Bucklin, Brad Odegard, Rachel Yoder, Wendy Meyer, Mary Ellen Suhrhoff, Jenny Quade, Brett Serreyn and Laura Sandmeyer. Absent was Commissioner Tom White. Routine Items - approved by unanimous roll call or reg- ular vote: to approve addi- tions to the agenda; to approve the minutes of the May 3, 2011 meeting; to approve May warrants in the amount of $155,027.58 and broken down as follows: County Revenue Fund - $59,816.71; Long Term Capital Outlay $11,781.70; County Building Fund - $16.05; Ditch Fund - $321.67; Road & Bridge - $60,857.32; Waste Abatement/SCORE $13,188.77; Landfill Enterprise $9,045.36; adjournment. Personnel Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve request for Kyle Pillatzki to be reimbursed a cell phone allowance each month for use of his personal cell phone in exchange for using a county cell phone. Additional Action Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to recom- mend submission of draft copy of Cottonwood County Hazard Mitigation Plan to Homeland Security Emergency Management (HSEM) as well as Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for their review; to accept quote in the amount of $195,786.88 from Independent Emergency Services (IES) and Cassidian Communications for enhance- ment/upgrade of existing 911 system; to sign Proclamation for Peace Officer Memorial Day which will be on May 15, 2011; to authorize Chairman and Sheriff to sign May Mobilization Grant in the amount of $2,500 to help defray costs associated with overtime for the Safe & Sober campaign; to set the Public Hearing for True County Assessing for June 14th at 4:00 p.m.; to approve 2011 appropriation request in the amount of $2,868 from the Greater Blue Earth River Basin Alliance; to approve 2011 appropriation request in the amount of $3,853.53 from Area II; to allow Commissioner Holmen to sign l-year extension of Joint Powers Agreement as a repre- sentative of Area II; to award contract in the amount of $456,665.04 to M & R Paving & Excavating for the Mt. Lake trail project; to accept quote for the purchase of a utility trailer for the Highway Department in the amount of $2,650 w/out tax from GDF; to accept the low bid in the amount of $76,873.80 from Veenstra & Son, LLC for the Amboy Township bridge replacement project; to adopt resolution allowing for alter- native method to disseminate bids and requests; to begin developing a request for pro- posal to go to single stream recycling in Cottonwood County; to allow usage of the county credit card to enroll Donna Stresemann in the Landfill Operator certifica- tion class; to approve Notice of Decision for three Wetlands Conservation Act (WCA) projects and authorize Chairman to sign; to approve 2-year contract for STS ser- vices, which will be effective July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013; to approve resolution in sup- port of MinnesotaAccountable Government, Innovation and Collaboration Act. S/Jan Johnson, Auditor/Treasurer S/Ron Kuecker, Board Chair S/Kelly Thongvivong, Executive Asst. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION May 24, 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 portions 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; Don Reffer, Wayne Wormstadt, Shannon LaCanne, Bonnie Frederickson, Run Gregg and Andy Geiger. Routine Items - approved by unanimous roll call or reg- ular vote: to approve addi- tions to the agenda; to approve the minutes of the May 10, 2011 meeting; adjournment. Personnel Items - approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to allow County Engineer to hire Josh Merrick, Kyle Haglund, Mike Johnson and Mason Anderson for seasonal help. 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 quote for an amount not to exceed $47,500 from B & W Control Specialists for 2011 ditch maintenance; to adjourn as the Ditch Authority and to reconvene as the County Board; to accept quote for an amount not to exceed $2,000 from B & W Control Specialists for tree and brush control on the slopes of the dam at the Schoper Bush Reservoir in Cottonwood County; to allow Cottonwood County to be the sponsor of the Safe Routes to School grant with Ron Gregg being appointed as the county con- tact person; to amend the original conditional use per- mit dated July 15, 2008 and issued to Knife River to remove the 6-month restric- tion; to accept low bid in the amount of $237,495 from Schmidt Construction, Inc. Audit -- From page I bid at the last council meeting and then sold it to Marlin Bender so the Quit claim Deed was made out to Marlin Bender. Herb Krueger from PeopleService presented the council with the Water/wastewater report. PeopleService is now recom- mending that the city switch to liquid chlorine at the well houses and the plant which would then eliminate the need for chlorine leak detectors at the well houses and will be cheaper than installing the detectors. The council agreed to switch to liquid chlorine at the well houses and the plant at a cost of approximately $3950. The overall audit report was very good. A copy of the report is available at the city office for review. The Maintenance Report was given by Tom Hansen. Crack filling was completed with a total cost of $26,170.40. Street repairs were done on 5th Street, 7th Street & Dewey. The total cost of the repairs was $25091.30. Both projects will be paid from the general fund unallocated reserves. Discussion was held on the purchase of a newer second dump truck for snow removal. The box of the old one is in bad shape. Tom will check to see what is available and report to the council at the next meeting. The Police Report was given by ChiefZeug. Discussion was held on yard maintenance for properties in Walnut Grove. Grass is to be less than 6 inches and Mike will try to talk to residents where yards are not being taken care of. If lawns are not maintained, the maintenance department will mow the property and the property owner will be billed at the rate of $40 per hour and the bill will be assessed to the property owner's taxes. WWG School bus will be transporting kids from Walnut Grove to Westbrook for open swimming on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (weather permitting). The cost for open swimming during those times for Walnut Grove Students is $1 and if the kids want a free ticket, they can spend a little time picking up trash or sticks in the city park and stop at the city office to receive a ticket. The council approved the $50 membership donation to SMAHC and the $428.25 dues membership to the MN Association for Small Cities. A Land Use Permit application for 320 Main Street for a cement patio was approved. The council approved the Minutes for the May 9, 2011 regu- lar meeting and approved claims 33145-33264. for the partial closure of Cell 3, 4 and 5; to accept quote in the amount of $13,625 + tax from Tri-County Implement for the purchase of a new mower/snowblower for the Courthouse; to adopt resolu- tion in support of Cottonwood County acting as the fiscal agent on behalf of the Big Bend Snowriders Club; to adopt resolution approving the issuance of General Obligation Crossover Refunding Bonds, Series 2011A (Red Rock Rural Water System); to approve DNR water usage fee for parks in the amount of $140; to allow the Assessor's Office to donate an old office chair to Mt. Lake Township. S/Jan Johnson, Auditor/Treasurer S/Ron Kuecker,\\; Board Chairman S/Kelly Thongvivong, Executive Asst. #187370 S-44x Area Community Event:00s 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 included please drop it off at the Sentinel Tribune Office in Westbrook or Oleson's Mercantile in Walnut Grove by the Friday prior to publication. We would like to have brief annou nce- ments of general nature. Some of the items we use are taken from sources previ- ously printed. If you know of changes in these events please let us know so we can correct them. Please take note of the sponsors who bring you this month- ly calendar. 10 17 24 31 Jul Monday I Tuesday I 1 WG-Legion Post WB-Library, 9-6prn WB-City Council, 7pro 4 W IJ-llty t.SouncII WG-Micawbcr Club n WB-Library, 9-6pro WB-M&M Pantry, l:30-3pm WB-TOPS, 4:30pro WB-Firemen's mtg. Dovrav Boosters. 5:30m 11 WG-Amicus Club WB-Library, 9-6pro WB-M&M Pantry, l:30-3pm WB-TOPS, 4:30pm WB-Lion's club WWG School board, 7 pm WG-Firemen meeting 18 WG-Keenagers WG-Legion Auxiliary WG-EDA mtg., 5:30 pm a WB-Library, 9-6pm 12 WB-Library, 9-6pm 19 WG-Keenagers 201 1 Wednesday WG-School library, 8-12 noon WB-Library, 1-6pm WB-Sunset,h30 pm WG-School library, 8-12 noon a WB-Library, 1-6pro WB-Sen. Cit Fun time, 7pm 13 WG-School library, 8-12 noon WB-Library, 1-6pm 20 WG-School library, 8-12 noon WG-Lions Club WB-Library, 9-3pn WB-Kiwanis club, noon WB-M&M Pantry, 1:30-3pm 14 WB-Library, 9-3pm WB-Kiwanis club, noon WB-M&M Pantry, l:30-3pm WB-Ambulanee squad mtg. 21 WB-Library, 9-3pm Friday WB-Library, 9-3pm WB-Library, 9-3pm WB-Library, 9-3pm WB-Library, 9-3pm WB-Library, 9-3pm 8 15 22 Saturday a WB-Libgary, 9-6pm WB-M&M Pantry, h30-3pm WB-TOPS, 4:30pro a WB-Library, 9-6pm rl WB-Library, l-6pm 25 26 27 N =i I' ' iii oi =!i o oo, ii00ooo,. 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