Public Notices February 19, 2020
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
2nd Avenue NE and 9th Street NE,
February 18, 2020
2:00 p.m. local time
at the project site
Bids Close: March 10, 2020, 1:00 p.m.
Bid Location: Todd County
215 1st Avenue South
Long Prairie, MN 56347
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS - Contractor’s sealed proposals for furnishing work and materials for the remodeling of the Todd County Expo Building Long Prairie, Minnesota, a project including General, Mechanical and Electrical Construction will be received by the Architect, at the above-mentioned time and place in accordance with plans and specifications prepared by Ringdahl Architects, Inc.
Bids will be received as follows: Combined bid including general, mechanical and electrical work.
Bids received after deadline will be returned unopened.
Bids will be opened publicly immediately after time of receiving bids.
Envelopes containing bids must be sealed, marked in the lower left-hand corner “Todd County Expo Building” and with the name and address of the bidder and the date and hour of the opening and addressed to:
215 1st Avenue South
Faxed bids are not acceptable. Each bidder must accompany his proposal with a cash deposit, bid bond or certified check (on a responsible bank in the State of Minnesota) equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of the proposal payable without conditions to the owner as guarantee of prompt execution of the contract in accordance with the proposal and contract documents, and that he will furnish bond acceptable to the owner covering performance of the contract.
Copies of the plans, specifications and other contract documents are on file in the following offices and are available for public inspection: Ringdahl Architects, Inc.; the Builders Exchanges of Alexandria, Minneapolis, St. Paul, St. Cloud, Willmar and Fargo-Moorhead.
Project documents will be available at http://www.questcdn.com. You may download the complete set of digital bidding documents, for $25 by entering eBidDoc TM #6695781 on the “Search Projects” page. Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or email@example.com for assistance in downloading and working with this digital project information. Bids may not be withdrawn for thirty (30) days after the scheduled closing time for receiving bids. The owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive any irregularities in bids without explanation.
Long Prairie, Minnesota
NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE
THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage:
DATE OF MORTGAGE: April 12, 2017
ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $122,550.00
MORTGAGOR(S): Jacob Meyer, a single man
MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for United Wholesale Mortgage
DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Recorded on April 13, 2017 as Document Number 503546 in the Office of the County Recorder of Todd County, Minnesota.
ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Mr. Cooper by assignment recorded on December 17, 2019 as Document Number A517474 in the Office of the County Recorder of Todd County, Minnesota.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: The North Half of the South Half of the Northwest Quarter (N1/2 S1/2 NW1/4) of Section Twenty-three (23), Township One Hundred Thirty-one (131) North, Range Thirty-four (34) West of the Fifth P.M., according to the United States Government Survey thereof, Todd County, Minnesota.
STREET ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 35614 205TH AVE, CLARISSA, MN 56440
COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Todd County, Minnesota.
THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $121,307.23
TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.
NAME OF MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR: United Wholesale Mortgage
RESIDENTIAL SERVICER: Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Mr. Cooper
TAX PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 07-0027201
TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 100032412170200270
THAT no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt then remaining secured by such mortgage, or any part thereof, or, if the action or proceeding has been instituted, that the same has been discontinued, or that an execution upon the judgment rendered therein has been returned unsatisfied, in whole or in part.
PURSUANT, to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows:
DATE AND TIME OF SALE: March 26, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
PLACE OF SALE: Todd County Sheriff’s Office, County Detention Center, 115 Third Street South, Long Prairie, MN 56347.
to pay the debt then secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any actually paid by the mortgagee, on the premises and the costs and disbursements allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by said mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns is twelve (12) months from the date of sale.
TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: Unless said mortgage is reinstated or the property redeemed, or unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, you must vacate the premises by 11:59 p.m. on March 26, 2021.
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.
MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None
Dated: January 23, 2020
NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A MR. COOPER
TROTT LAW, P.C.
Samuel R. Coleman, Esq.
Michael Van Muelken, Esq.
Attorneys for Mortgagee
25 Dale Street North
St. Paul, MN 55102
THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR.
TODD-WADENA ELECTRIC CO-OP
SECTION 00 10 00
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
PROJECT IDENTIFICATION: Sealed bid proposals will be received in accordance with the construction contract documents, as prepared by BHH Partners for:
Name of Project:
Todd-Wadena Electric Co-op
Address of Project: 550 Ash Avenue, Wadena, MN 56482
The work will be accomplished through multiple contracts with Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative, with Contegrity Group Inc. acting as the Construction Manager. The following categories of work will be bid (subject to change): Earthwork/Demolition/Exterior Improvements/Utilities, Concrete, Masonry, General Construction, Casework, Sectional Doors, Aluminum Entrance & Glazing, Acoustical Treatments Gypsum Board, Tile, Flooring, Painting, Mechanical/Plumbing, HVAC/Controls, Testing/Adjusting & Balancing, Electrical/Communications.
BID TIME: Bids will be received at the office of Dan Carlisle, Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative President/CEO, 550 Ash Avenue, Wadena, MN 56482 until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020 and will be opened privately. All late bids received will be returned unopened to the submitter. No faxed or electronic bids will be accepted. Sealed bid envelopes shall be marked with the Bidder’s Name and Category of Work being bid.
BID LOCATION: Sealed Bid Proposals for the Todd-Wadena Electric Co-op construction work to be provided in accordance with the construction contract documents, as prepared by BHH Partners, will be received at the office of Dan Carlisle, Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative President/CEO, 550 Ash Avenue, Wadena, MN 56482 until the date and time as stated above. No faxed or electronic bids will be accepted. Sealed bid envelopes shall be marked with the Bidder’s Name and Category of Work being bid.
EXAMINATION OF DOCUMENTS: Contract Documents for this construction work may be examined at BHH Partners, 650 3rd Ave. SE, STE. 10, Perham, MN 56573; and Contegrity Group, Inc., 101 1st St SE, Little Falls, MN 56345.
BID DOCUMENTS: Bid documents will be available to contractors on or about February 17, 2020. Bid documents can be obtained online through Contegrity Group’s plan room at www.cgiplanroom.com where electronic download of these documents is free. If ordering printed bid documents, a plan deposit check in the amount of $75.00 per set, made payable to Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative and a separate non-refundable check in the amount of $35.00 per set made payable to Contegrity Group, Inc. for mailing fees will be required. No partial sets of bidding documents will be issued. Plan deposit will be returned upon receipt of all bidding documents returned in useable condition within (20) days after the date bids have been received. Plan documents are to be returned to Contegrity Group, Inc., 101 1st Street SE, Little Falls, MN 56345
PRE-BID CONFERENCE: A pre-bid conference for all interested contractors will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative Office Conference Room (project site), 550 Ash Avenue, Wadena, MN 56482.
Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative reserves the right to reject any or all bids received or parts thereof, to waive any informalities in bidding, and to award the contract to other than the lowest bidder if, in the discretion of the Owner, the interests of the Owner will be best served thereby, to waive any informalities and irregularities in the bidding.
Bids may not be withdrawn within thirty (30) days after the closing time and date.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC ACCURACY TESTING
The public is welcome to observe the Public Accuracy Testing of Election Machines for the upcoming Presidential Nomination Primary Election.
Testing will be held on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. in the Election Room located in the Main Street Government Center at 347 Central Ave., Long Prairie, MN.
Please contact 320-732-4414 with any questions.
Todd County Auditor-Treasurer
CITY OF STAPLES
NOTICE OF SECOND AND FINAL READING OF ORDINANCE
NOTICE is hereby given that the Staples City Council gave Ordinance 525 its first reading. The ordinance removes the reference to “APS” in City Code Section 16-161 (b) relating to pawn shops.
The second and final reading will be considered at the February 25, 2020 Staples City Council meeting at 4 p.m. Contact the City offices at 218-894-2550 for a copy of the proposed ordinance.
Dated: February 19, 2020
215 1st Ave. South,
Long Prairie, MN 56347
Notice is hereby given that the Todd County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the commissioners meeting room, Historic Courthouse, 215 1st Ave. South, Long Prairie, MN
•Call to Order.
•Introduction of Planning Commission Members.
•Approval of the February 2020 Planning Commission meeting minutes.
1. Maria de los Angeles Rodriguez and Carlos Ledesma - Rodriguez Fashion: Lot 2 of Block 1 of Ager Addition (Section 29 of Township 129 Range 33) in Long Prairie Township.
Site Address: 22365 US 71. PID: 18-0050700
1) Conditional Use Permit request for a retail sales store.
2. Jeremiah Korfe and Kalie Wright: Section 8 Township 131 Range 34 SW4 SW4 in Eagle Valley Township
Site Address: 17608 County 78. PID: 07-0007000
1) Conditional Use Permit request to host wedding events with short-duration camping.
3. Bill Zehrer: Section 10 Township 127 Range 34 of Kandota Township.
Site Address: N/A. PID: 14-0009900
1. Conditional Use Permit request for a feedlot of 999 animal units of cattle.
All persons interested are invited to attend said hearing and be heard on these matters. If unable to attend, all correspondence must include name, mailing address and be received 48 hours before the date and time of the hearing.
Todd County Planning Commission
ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL &
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
FRESHWATER ED DIST. # 6004
CALLED TO ORDER by the 2019 Chair S. Veronen at 4:59 p.m.
Board Present: J. Hillmer - Browerville, R. VanDenheuvel - BH, R. Thalmann - Henning, K. Howard - Menahga, B. Lund - SM, C. Funk - Sebeka, C. Wolf - LPGE, S. Veronen - Verndale. Supts.: D. Fjeldheim - Sebeka. FED Staff: J. Nesland, L. Murdock, E. Weber, J. Anderson, S. Thiel; Guests: T. Bruggeman.
ROTATION OF OFFICERS- MOTION BY Funk and 2ND BY Wolf to appoint the following officers per the current Bylaws; Chair: J. Hillmer, Vice-Chair R. VanDenheuvel, Clerk: R. Thalmann, Treasurer: K. Howard. VOTE- U/C
APPROVING THE ORGANIZATIONAL AND REGULAR MEETING AGENDA: 5:01 p.m. - MOTION BY VanDenheuvel and 2ND BY Veronen to approve the agenda as presented/modified. VOTE- U/C
VISITOR COMMENTS- FY-19 Audit Report by T. Bruggeman
APPROVAL OF PAST BOARD MINUTES- MOTION BY Lund and 2ND BY Howard to approve the 10/23/19 minutes as presented. VOTE- U/C
2020 ORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD-
SIGNATURES: MOTION BY VanDenheuvel and 2ND BY Funk to authorize the use of a signature plate to sign documents. VOTE-U/C
OFFICIAL DEPOSITORIES: MOTION BY Thalmann and 2ND BY Wolf to name the following as official depositories: 1st International Bank of Staples, MN, Wadena State Bank of Wadena, MN and MN School District Liquid Asset Fund, plus any other MN FDIC financial institution, and to authorizing J. Nesland, J. Anderson, J. Ashbaugh and S. DeMars to invest funds in these institutions with evidence of sufficient collateral. VOTE- U/C
ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFERS: MOTION BY Howard and 2ND BY Veronen to authorize staff to make electronic fund transfers as outlined by State Statutes. VOTE- U/C
BOARD PER DIEM RATE: MOTION BY Funk and 2ND BY Wolf to approve the amounts the same as the previous year. VOTE- U/C
MEETING DATE/TIME/LOCATION: MOTION BY VanDenheuvel and 2ND BY Lund to set the Regular Board meeting dates as follows: 4/22/20, 7/22/20, 9/23/20 and 11/18/20 to be held in Wadena with starting time of 5 p.m. VOTE- U/C
OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER: MOTION BY Thalmann and 2ND BY Howard to name the Staples World as the 2020 official newspaper. VOTE- U/C
APPOINTMENT BY THE CHAIR: The Chair announced appointments to the 2020 Personnel Committee: S. Veronen, C. Funk and R. Thalmann; the OTC Collaborative: R. Thalmann; TCC: R. VanDenheuvel; the Supv. Supts.: D. Fjeldheim/L. Westrum.
ANNUAL REVIEW OF POLICIES:
MOTION BY VanDenheuvel and 2ND BY Thalmann to acknowledge the annual review of the identified Policies and action to direct the Supt. to maintain the district Policy Manual in accordance with any MSBA recommended legal revisions and/or legislative mandatory revisions. VOTE- U/C
NAMING THE 2020 DESIGNATED SCHOOL LAW FIRMS: MOTION BY Funk and 2ND BY VanDenheuvel to name Hitesman & Associates, P.A., Maple Grove; Pederson & Pederson P.A., Wadena, as well as Pemberton Law, Fergus Falls as the 2020 Consulting Law Firms. VOTE-U/C
AUTHORIZE E-SERVICES ROLES: MOTION BY Veronen and 2ND BY Thalmann to name the designated staff as FED E-Service contacts. VOTE-U/C
DESIGNATION OF IDENTIFIED OFFICIAL WITH AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATION IDENTITY ACCESS MANAGEMENT: MOTION BY Lund and 2ND BY Funk to Authorize J. Nesland to act as the Identified Official with Authority (IOwA) and to authorize S. Thiel for the FED No. 6004-61. VOTE-U/C
SUPERINTENDENT MEETING MINUTES: MOTION BY Howard and 2ND BY Wolf to accept the 11/11/19 Supt. Advisory Council Minutes as presented. VOTE-U/C
REVIEW of 12/11/19 FED Legislative Day Activity and 2020 FED Supt. Mtg Dates.
MOTION BY VanDenheuvel and 2ND BY Veronen to approve the 10/19/19 - 1/19/20 payments of checks numbered 122541 - 122819. VOTE-U/C
The Following Resolution is hereby MOVED BY Funk and 2ND BY Lund: To recognize
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the School Board of FED, NO. 6004, gratefully accepts the following donations as identified: Americn Legion Post #12, Long Prairie, MN, $150; VFW Post #8391, Browerville, $100; Kris Lemm, Browerville, MN, $100; Mayer, Porter & Nelson, LTD, Staples, MN, $25; Lakewood Health System, Staples, MN, $500; Trident Seafoods, Motley, MN, $200; American Legion Post #124, Motley, MN, $200; Long Prairie Packing Co, Long Prairie, MN, $150; Star Bank, Bertha, MN, $100; Nelson Insurance Agency, Inc., Staples, MN, $40; Spandl Wood Products, Browerville, MN, $200; Faith Lutheran Church Men, Staples, MN, $25, Eagle Bend Lions Gambling, Eagle Bend, MN, $200; Catholic Women of St. Mary’s, Long Prairie, MN, $50; Browerville Lions Gaming, Browerville, MN, $250; Mid-MN Federal Credit Union, Baxter, MN, $250; Staples Eye Clinic, Staples, MN, $50; Lions Club of Motley, Motley, MN, $1,000; LPQD, Long Prairie, MN, $25; Pillager Area Fireman’s Dept & Relief Assoc., Pillager, MN, $50 for the Reading for the Future Program. VOTE on adoptions of this Resolution was as follows: ABSTENTIONS: None AYE: Veronen, Wolf, Funk, Lund, Howard, Thalmann, VanDenheuvel. NAY: ABSENT: Hinojos.
WHEREUPON, said Resolutions was declared duly Adopted.
MOTION BY Lund and Thalmann and 2ND BY Thalmann to approve Revision II modification of the current FY-20 financial budget as presented. VOTE-U/C
MOTION BY VanDenheuvel and 2ND BY Veronen to approve amendment to the Medical Benefit Plan, sponsored by SourceWell Service Cooperative and administered by Health Partners, as presented. VOTE-U/C
Update was given on FED Group Insurance “Open Enrollment” windows, which included Voluntary Dental & Vision; Summary of Board “Committed Reserves” in the General Fund & Other Finance Items of Interest.
MOTION BY Thalmann and 2ND BY Funk to acknowledge receipt and review of the 2019 financial audit and direct the auditing firm. VOTE-U/C
MOTION BY Veronen and 2ND BY Wolf to cancel and not renew the PT 16-month vendor contract with the LCSC, effective 6/30/20. Also, direct administration to complete necessary employee designation requirements for the current business manager, Jordan Anderson, effective 7/1/2020, with the understanding that the administration will seek to enter into an agreement to sell up to 1.5 days a week, of business manager services, to a neighboring school district. VOTE-U/C
MOTION BY VanDenheuvel and 2ND BY Thalmann to name the firm of Cariveau Workforce Services to conduct a third party review of all current FED employee job descriptions and assign comparable job grade point comparable worth statutory requirement. VOTE-U/C
MOTION BY Veronen and 2ND BY Lund to Commit $50,000 to the OPEB reserve account for future OPEB obligations. VOTE-U/C
MOTION BY Thalmann and 2ND BY Veronen to name the Delta Dental as the FED authorized voluntary group effective 1/1/20. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Funk 2ND BY Howard to name Ameritas as the FED authorized voluntary group effective 1/1/20. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Lund and 2ND BY Thalmann to approve and post the FY-20 FED Teacher- Itinerant Seniority list as presented- VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Funk 2ND BY Wolf to approve and post the FY-20 SpEd Para seniority list as presented. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Wolf and 2ND BY VanDenheuvel to approve and post the FY20 SpEd Regular Van Route Drivers seniority list as presented. VOTE- U/C
Reviewed the annual Admin. Memo regarding Probationary and Term Employees and Classified Employee first Date of Employment.
MOTION BY Thalmann and 2ND BY Howard to accept the FED HRA Plan Document modifications, as presented effective 7/1/2019. VOTE-U/C
MOTION BY VanDenheuvel and 2ND BY Veronen to commit $50,000 to the Facilities Reserve Account for future facility construction or maintenance obligations. VOTE- U/C MOTION BY Funk and 2ND BY Veronen to offer a 3-year Executive Director, effective 7/1/2020, to E. Weber. VOTE-U/C
MOTION BY Thalmann and 2ND BY Wolf to approve to sell Tech Support of 4 hrs./week to WDC #2155, effective 1/1/2020-6/30, 2020. VOTE-U/C
MOTION BY VanDenheuvel and 2ND BY Howard to authorize the advertisement of an RFP for Mental Health Services for the Level 4 Program. VOTE-U/C
MOTION BY Lund and 2ND BY Wolf to approve the payment of $128,880 to FCC/USAC invoice regarding three 2005-member e-rate funding denials. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY VanDenheuvel and 2ND BY Funk to adopt the 20/21 Level IV SY Calendar as presented. VOTE-U/C
MOTION BY Wolf and 2ND BY Howard to adopt the 20/21 ALC SY Calendar presented. VOTE-U/C
MOTION BY VanDenheuvel and 2ND BY Howard to approve of B-2 Home-visiting EQIP Grant Application. VOTE-U/C
PERSONNEL CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS- MOTION BY Veronen and 2ND BY VanDenheuvel to approve the items as follows: Permission to Advertise and hire for a .5 FTE ECSE Teacher; Increase in Hrs for K. Kneisel, G. Weber; Resignation of B. Williams, E. Clark; Hiring of T. Fraki, S. Riewer, M. Schmidt; Lane Change Request of S. McAllister; Reassignment of T. Gould; FMLA Request of J. Skoien; Decrease in Hrs for D. Kreemer.
ADJOURNMENT- MOTION BY Wolf and 2ND BY Funk to adjourn the meeting at 6:15 p.m. VOTE- U/C
Rod Thalmann, Clerk