Public Notices, Dec. 14, 2017




Water Treatment Plant Clarifier Rehabilitation

Staples, MN


RECEIPT AND OPENING OF PROPOSALS:  Sealed proposals for the work described below will be received by the Administrator at the Staples City Hall, 122 6th St NE, Staples, MN  56479-2900 until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at which time the bids will be opened and publicly read.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The work includes the following:

A. Removal and replacement of specified parts of an existing clarifier structure.

B. Patching of existing clarifier cone.

C. Sandblasting and recoating of the clarifier structure and clarifier room.

D. Removal and replacement of sample lines and carrier pipes through clarifier wall.

COMPLETION OF WORK: All work under the Contract must be complete within one hundred eighty (180) calendar days after receipt of the Notice to Proceed.

MINIMUM CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS:  The Bidder shall have experience as a General Contractor in the successful completion of at least three municipal water plant projects within the last five (5) years. 

OBTAINING CONTRACT DOCUMENTS AND BIDDING REQUIREMENTS: Plans and specifications and all contract documents may be obtained at the office of Bolton & Menk, Inc., 7533 Sunwood Drive, Suite 206, Ramsey, MN  55303, upon payment of $50, (includes sales tax); non-refundable for each full set of specifications and accompanying drawings. Additional shipping charges will apply for delivery to any address not within the lower 48 states.  Complete digital project bidding documents are available at You may view the digital plan documents for free by entering Quest project #5411189 on the website’s Project Search page.  Documents may be downloaded for $20. Please contact at (952) 2331632 or for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information.

A copy of the plans and specifications may be inspected at the following locations:

- Office of Bolton & Menk Inc., 7533 Sunwood Drive - Suite 206, Ramsey, MN  55303.

- Office of Bolton & Menk, Inc., 1960 Premier Drive, Mankato, MN 56001.

- City of Staples, 122 6th St NE, Staples, MN  56479-2900. 

PLANHOLDERS LIST, ADDENDA AND BID TABULATION: The planholders list, addenda and bid tabulation will be available on-line at

Bids will be received on a lump sum basis.

BID SECURITY: A certified check or a Bid Bond satisfactory to the City of Staples, Minnesota, in the amount of not less than 5 percent of the total Bid price submitted must accompany each Bid.


This project is being funded by the City of Staples, Minnesota. The project is not subject to the provisions of Little Davis-Bacon Act.

PERFORMANCE AND PAYMENT BONDS: The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and Labor and Materials Payment Bond each in the amount of the Contract.

The Bid, Agreement, and Bonds shall be conditioned upon compliance with all provisions of the Bid Documents.

PROJECT ADMINISTRATION: All questions relative to this project prior to the opening of bids shall be directed to the Engineer/Manager for the project. It shall be understood, however, that no specification interpretations will be made by telephone.

  Address inquiries to:

  Bolton & Menk Inc.

  Attn: Paul Saffert

  7533 Sunwood Drive - 

  Suite 206

  Ramsey, MN  55303

  Tel: 763-433-2851 Ext. 2264

  Fax: 763-427-0833 


OWNER’S RIGHTS RESERVED: The OWNER reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informality in a bid, and to make awards in the interest of the OWNER.


Date: December 3, 2017

Owner: City of Staples, Minnesota


/S/ Jerel Nelsen




Staples World: December 7, 2017 and December 14, 2017

Finance and Commerce: December 5, 2017 and December 12, 2017






The City of Staples, in conjunction with the Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has applied for a Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Project for a Storm Shelter/Safe Room and Severe Weather Warning System at Dower Lake Recreation Area.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), EO 11988 and EO 11990, public notice is required of any federal actions that affect floodplains or wetlands. All necessary permits will be obtained prior to construction and completion of the project.

The objectives of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program are to prevent future losses of lives and property, to implement state or local Hazard Mitigation plans, to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during immediate recovery from disaster, and to provide funding for identified and approved hazard mitigation projects.

The City of Staples has scheduled a Public Meeting for Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 5:15 p.m. at the Staples Community Center. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and its potential use in the implementation of long term hazard mitigation measure at Dower Lake Recreation Area. Public participation at the meeting is encouraged.


Tricia Jasmer, 

City of Staples 

Parks & Rec  






Designation of 

Extra Printing


Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of Todd County, Minnesota will receive sealed bids for the extra publication of the Financial Statement for the year 2017 as required by law until 4:00 p.m., Friday, December 29, 2017. Bids will be open at 9:05 a.m. on January 2, 2018 in the County Board Room.  

This requires the extra publication for distribution of the Financial Statement to the remaining parts of the county not covered by the distribution of the official paper. The successful bidder will be required to furnish a performance bond in such an amount as may be determined by the County Board. The County Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids if in its judgment of the public interest so require pursuant to M.S 279.07, and it waives any informalities therein.


Denise Gaida,

Todd County Auditor/Treasurer






Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Todd County, will receive sealed bids until 4:00 p.m. Friday, December 29, 2017 at the County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office. Bids will be opened at the County Board meeting on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 9:05 a.m. in the County Board Room, for publication for the year 2018 as may be required by the County of Todd, a municipal corporation, as follows:


Designation of the

Official Newspaper


This requires the publishing of official proceedings by the Todd County Board, and other legal and public notices required by all Todd County Departments, publication of the financial statement and publication of the list of lands in Todd County, delinquent in taxes for the year 2017, which have not been attached to prior judgment. 

The successful bidder will be required to furnish a performance bond in such amount as may be determined by the County Board. The County Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids if in its judgment of the public interest so require pursuant to M.S. 279.07, and to waive any informalities therein.


Denise Gaida,

Todd County Auditor/Treasurer






Affidavits of candidacy may be filed by appointment at the home of the clerk beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2018 and ending on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. for the following offices: one supervisor for a 3-year term, and one clerk for a 2-year term.  Filing fee is $2.00. Call the clerk at 218-330-7887 for an appointment.


Ken Swecker, Clerk

Motley Township






Fawn Lake Township will be accepting filings for one (1) Supervisor for a three (3) year term, and one (1) Clerk for a two (2) year term.

Filing period for Fawn Lake Township offices will be held by appointment only, from January 2 until 5 p.m. on January 16, 2018 at the town hall. Please call the clerk at (218) 531-0287 to make an appointment.

Filing fee is $2.00.


Kelly Miller, Clerk

Fawn Lake Township





Notice is hereby given to the residents of Moran Township that filing for township offices will open January 2, 2017, and close January 16, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  The offices that may be filed for are: One (1) Supervisor for a three (3) year term, and one (1) Clerk for a two (2) year term.

Candidates may file at the clerk’s office: 28316 410th St.  Browerville, MN.


Teresa Wagner, Clerk

Moran Township




Staples World

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100
Staples, MN 56479
Telephone: (218) 894-1112 - Fax: (218) 894-3570
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