Public Notices January 8, 2020

NOTICE OF PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION PRIMARY MAIL BALLOT PROCEDURES

TO THE VOTERS OF SWANVILLE CITY IN TODD COUNTY, MINNESOTA

 

1. This notice is given to all residents of mail ballot precincts in the State of Minnesota.

2. On March 3, 2020, the State of Minnesota is holding a Presidential Nomination Primary

3. For more information about the Minnesota Presidential Nomination Primary, please visit https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/how-elections-work/presiden...

4. Eligible voters not pre-registered by February 11, 2020, or pre-registered voters wishing to receive their ballot at a temporary address may contact the Todd County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office by phone, mail or in person for an absentee ballot application.

5. All registered mail ballot voters will be sent all the major political party ballots to their residence approximately 30 days before the March 3, 2020, primary date.

6. Mail ballot voters will choose the ballot of the party they are in general agreement with their principles and only vote that one ballot.

7. Only one voted ballot will be returned. The unused ballots are to be destroyed and discarded by the mail ballot voter and NOT returned in the voted ballot envelope packet.

8. The voted major political party ballot may be returned by mail (a postage prepaid return envelope is included when the ballots are mailed), or may be delivered in person, or delivered by designated agent to: Todd County Auditor-Treasurer 215 1st Avenue S, Suite 201, Long Prairie, MN  56347

9. In addition to the normal business hours, extended hours for mail ballot voting are: Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Monday, March 2, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

10. The polling place for this election will be at the Todd County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office 215 1st Ave. S, Suite 201, Long Prairie, MN  56347. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. At least one assistive voting device will be available at the polling place; allowing for persons with disabilities to vote privately and independently.

11. All mail ballots will be counted at the Todd County Main Street Government Center at 347 Central Avenue, Long Prairie, MN  56347 after 8:00 p.m. on March 3, 2020.

Additional information is available by contacting the Todd County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office by phone 320-732-4414, by e-mail elections@co.todd.mn.us, or in person.

 

Dated this 2nd day of January, 2020.

 

Denise Gaida, Todd 

County Auditor-Treasurer

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TODD COUNTY

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

215 1st Ave. South, 

Long Prairie, 

Minnesota  56347

320-732-4420

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. the Todd County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing in the Commissioner’s board room, 215 1st Ave. South, Long Prairie, Minnesota to consider the following Variance applications:

AGENDA

•Call to Order

•Approval of the November 2019 BOA minutes 

•Board introduction and process review

o The applicant is introduced

o Staff Report

o Applicant request if staff report accurately represents the request

o Public Comment

o Board review with applicant, staff and public 

1. Dale Golla: Lot 2 of Section 18 of Township 130, Little Elk Township.

Site Address: 30888 291st Ave. PID: 16-0016200

1. Request for new house to be built at same location as previous house foundation of 124’ instead of the required 150’ from lakeshore and remain the same on the North side. New house would extend from old foundation 4’ on West side, 3’ on South side and 2’ on East side

2. Les Levin: Part of Lot 2 of Section 32 of Township 129, Long Prairie Township

Site Address: 24076 220th St. PID: 18-0039200

1. Request to enclose a 14’ X 16’ area of the existing deck to make a 3 season porch 65 feet from the OHWL instead of the required 100 feet.

 

Adjournment.

Next meeting: 

February 27, 2020

 

All persons interested are invited to attend said hearing or submit a letter to be heard on these matters.

 

Todd County Board of Adjustment

Bill Berscheit, Chair

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STATE OF MINNESOTA

TODD COUNTY

DISTRICT COURT Seventh Judicial District

Court File Number:

77-JV-19-1139

Case Type: Juvenile

 

Summons and Notice 

Child in Need of Protection or Services Matter

 

In the Matter of the Welfare of the Child(ren) of:

 

Shannon Mae Jarvis

Arron Matthew Holloway

 

NOTICE TO: 

Arron Matthew 

Holloway, above-named parent(s) or legal custodian(s).

 

1. A Child In Need of Protection or Services Petition has been filed in the Office of the Clerk of Juvenile Court located at 221 1st Ave. South, Long Prairie, Minnesota, alleging that the child(ren) of the above-named parent(s) or legal custodian(s) is/are in need of protection or services.

2. Notice is hereby given that the matter of said Child In Need of Protection or Services Petition will be called for hearing before the Juvenile Court located at 221 1st Ave. South, Long Prairie, Minnesota, on January 28, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. or as soon after as the Matter can be heard.

3. YOU ARE ORDERED to appear before the Juvenile Court at the scheduled time and date.

4. You have a right to be represented by counsel.

5. If you fail to appear at the hearing, the Court may still conduct the hearing and grant appropriate relief, including taking permanent custody of the child/ren named in the Petition.

 

WITNESS, the Honorable Daniel A. Benson

Judge of District Court 

 

BY: 

Kim Pohlmann 

Court Administrator 

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NOTICE

FRESHWATER ED. DISTRICT NO. 6004

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

 

Notice is hereby given that the Freshwater Ed District No. 6004 of Wadena, MN hereby requests proposals for CTSS Service in Wadena, MN, for students attending a Level IV site until 3:00 p.m. on February 7, 2020.

All proposals shall be clearly identified as a CTSS Proposal for the Freshwater Education District.

The proposals must be presented to the designated contact for Freshwater, Lori Murdock, at the following address:

Lori Murdock

Freshwater Education 

District

2222 Industrial Drive

Wadena, MN  56482

 

No formal proposal opening will take place.

Proposals will be evaluated on the criteria as set forth within the RFP. Details/requirements for proposals are available on the Freshwater website www.fed.k12.mn.us.

The Freshwater Board reserves the right to reject any/or all proposals, waive formalities, and to select the agency and options that best meet the needs of the board and its employees.

Inquiries and clarifications should be directed by telephone or email to Freshwater’s contact as follows: 

Lori Murdock

218-631-3505 Ext. 1042

lmurdock@fed.k12.mn.us

 

Clerk of District #6004

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NOTICE

TODD-WADENA COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS 

 

The Todd-Wadena Community Corrections Executive Committee will meet Monday, January 13, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., at the Todd County Courthouse, 221 First Avenue South, Suite 200, Long Prairie, MN  56347.

 

Curtis Bryniarski

Administrative Assistant

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NOTICE BYRON TOWNSHIP

REGULAR MEETING

 

Byron Township will hold their regular monthly meeting Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Leader Community Hall.

 

Beverly Hoemberg, Clerk 

Byron Township

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Minutes of the Meeting of the 

Todd County Board of Commissioners 

december 17, 2019

 

Public Comment

David Drager voiced concerns regarding the proposed apartment building project and activities of the Sauk River Watershed District.

Call to Order

The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN on the 17th day of December, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Kneisl. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. All Commissioners were present.

Approval of Agenda

On motion by Kircher and seconded by Erickson, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the agenda as presented with the addition of item 5.7 Support of the 37 Unit Multifamily Housing Project and removal of item 10.3 Rural MN CEP Update and 10.6 Northern Pines Contract Renewal.

Consent Agenda

On motion by Becker and seconded by Neumann, the following motions were introduced and adopted by unanimous vote:

To approve the Todd County Board of Commissioner’s Meeting Minutes for December 4, 2019 and December 5, 2019 as presented.

To approve a One-Year On & Off Sale 3.2 Malt Liquor License for Don and Dave’s Store at the address of 26762 County 26, Browerville, MN in Moran Township effective January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

To approve the 2020 tobacco license applications for Clarissa Municipal Liquor Store, Don and Dave’s Store, The Hub Supper Club, Jon’s Family Foods, Eagle Valley Express, Oscar Jacobson American Legion Post #417, Partridge Creek Blinds and More LLC, Rohde’s Midway Gas, Bar and Grill, Saukinac Campground Full of Fun LLC and Shady’s Golden Eagle.

Auditor-Treasurer

On motion by Erickson and seconded by Neumann, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous Roll Call vote: To approve the Commissioner Warrants number (ACH) 400464 through 400487 in the amount of $10,491.06 and (Regular) 52678 through 52760 in the amount of $70,917.28 for a total of $81,408.34.

On motion by Kircher and seconded by Becker, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous Roll Call vote: To approve the Health & Human Services Commissioner Warrants number (ACH) 800268 through 800329 and (Regular) 706138 through 706196 for a total amount of $72,664.37.

On motion by Erickson and seconded by Becker, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous Roll Call vote: To approve the Health & Human Services SSIS Warrants number (ACH) 600089 through 600099 and (Regular) 515549 through 515583 in the amount of $77,452.14.

On motion by Neumann and seconded by Becker, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote:

DESIGNATING 

POLLING PLACES FOR ABSENTEE & MAIL BALLOT PRECINCTS WITHIN TODD COUNTY FOR THE 

2020 ELECTION YEAR

WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes 204B.16, subd 1 requires, by ordinance or resolution, to designate on an annual basis the polling places to be utilized for the upcoming year, and;

WHEREAS, it is important that the citizens of Todd County are provided accessible and equipped polling locations to exercise their right to vote, and;

WHEREAS, changes to the polling place location may be made at least 90 days before the next election if the authorized polling place becomes unavailable for use, and;

WHEREAS, changes to the polling place locations may be made in the case of an emergency when it is necessary to ensure a safe and secure location for voting pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 204B.175 and 204B.181.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners hereby designates the following polling place for the Todd County Absentee Precinct and the City of Swanville’s Mail Ballot Precinct for elections conducted in 2020 to be:

Todd County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office 215 1st Ave. S, Suite 201 Long Prairie, MN  56347

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that in the event that the County of Todd would require to call a special election not held on the day of a statewide election that the polling places of the County’s Municipalities along with the Todd County Absentee Precinct will be utilized dependent on the needs of the County of Todd.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Todd County Auditor-Treasurer is hereby authorized to designate a replacement polling place meeting the requirements of Minnesota Statutes for the polling place designated herewith if said place becomes unavailable for use by the County of Todd.

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Todd County Auditor-Treasurer is hereby authorized to designate an emergency replacement polling place meeting the requirements of Minnesota Statutes for any polling place designated in this resolution when necessary to ensure a safe and secure location for voting.

On motion by Becker and seconded by Erickson, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the 2019 Elections Budget Carryover per the attached Budget Request Form details in the amount of $25,500.

On motion by Erickson and seconded by Neumann, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote:

TRANSFER OF FUNDS  - COUNTY DITCH 18 - PARTIAL REPAYMENT

WHEREAS, on December 28, 2017 the Todd County Board of Commissioners approved the advance of $300,000 from the General Fund (Fund 01) to the Ditch Fund (Fund 40) per BA#20171228-06; and

WHEREAS, on September 4, 2018 the Todd County Board of Commissioners approved the special assessment payment terms, granting a 10 year repayment term with two percent (2%) interest to be credited to the General Fund (Fund 01). The first year of the special assessment collection began for taxes payable in 2019 per BA#20180904-07; and

WHEREAS, the amount collected for Ditch 18 Special Assessment #7189 in taxes payable year 2019 is $20,299.39 on the principal balance, along with $4,060.28 of interest; and

WHEREAS, prior to the implementation of the Special Assessment for taxes payable 2019, the County Auditor-Treasurer collected $50,142.12 in pre-paid assessments, without interest.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners hereby authorize the transfer of funds in the amount of $74,501.79 from Fund 40-County Ditches/Ditch 18 to Fund 01 General Fund.

Todd Wadena Community Corrections

On motion by Kircher and seconded by Becker, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To authorize Kathy Langer, Director of Todd-Wadena Community Corrections, to sign the Minnesota Department of Corrections Grant Application Agreement for 2020-2021.

County Assessor

On motion by Kircher and seconded by Erickson, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the abatement request for Hilltop Regional Kitchen for property tax exemption on parcel 33-4001900.

County Sheriff

On motion by Kircher and seconded by Neumann, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the purchase of the voice logging recorder for the Todd County Dispatch Center from Northland Business Systems for the price of $19,356.45.

On motion by Becker and seconded by Neumann, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the Policing Contract with the City of Hewitt effective January 1, 2020 for two years.

Policies Committee

On motion by Becker and seconded by Erickson, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: 

ADOPTION OF 

CHANGES TO 

TODD COUNTY PERSONNEL POLICY

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners has recognized a need for strong, up to date personnel policy, and;

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners and policies subcommittee have had an opportunity to review the policy revisions put forth in Article VII, Section 8.11 of the Personnel Policy and moved it to Article VII, Section 7.27 and find their implementation to be in the best interest of the sound administration of the County;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Todd County Board of Commissioners adopts the attached changes to the Todd County Personnel Policy and directs the County Coordinator to begin administration of said policy as of December 17, 2019. 

Other Resolutions

It is understood that this Resolution replaces and supersedes all prior County Board actions, oral or written, relating to the subject matter hereof.

Health & Human Services

Cory Lawrence from STEP provided the County Board with an update on their services in Todd County.

On motion by Erickson and seconded by Neumann, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the Step Purchase of Service and Host County contract renewal.

On motion by Becker and seconded by Kircher, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the renewal contract for Rural MN CEP to provide MFIP & DWP Employment Services.

Northern Pines Mental Health Center staff provided an update on the services being provided in Todd County.

Solid Waste

On motion by Erickson and seconded by Kircher, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: 

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE 2020 SOLID WASTE ENTERPRISE FUND BUDGET

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners are required to adopt an annual budget and certify it to the County Auditor, and;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Todd County Board of Commissioners hereby approve the following as the 2020 Budget for the Solid Waste Enterprise Fund of the County of Todd, Minnesota and directs that it be forwarded to the County Auditor.

 

 

Administration

On motion by Erickson and seconded by Kircher, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the terms of the Employment Agreement and start date of 12/5/2019 for Chris Pelzer as County Coordinator.

On motion by Becker and seconded by Neumann, the following resolution was introduced and failed by Roll Call vote with Commissioner Becker and Neumann for and Commissioner Erickson, Kircher and Kneisl against:

2020 COUNTY AUDITOR TREASURER SALARY

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners are responsible for setting the compensation of county employees, elected officials, appointed officials and board members, and;

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners have considered the duties and responsibilities of each individual position; and

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners have considered the salaries of elected officials in other comparable counties; and

WHEREAS, the County Auditor Treasurer is not on the County Comp worth Springsted pay scale; and

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners approve setting the County Auditor- Treasurer salary with an increase of 15 percent (%) at $95,915 for 2020.

Finance Committee

On motion by Becker and seconded by Neumann, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous rollcall vote:

A RESOLUTION 

TO APPROVE 2020 COUNTY BUDGET

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners are required to adopt an annual budget and certify it to the County Auditor, and;

WHEREAS, the County Board of Commissioners have had an opportunity to discuss the operations costs and revenues of the County for fiscal year 2020;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Todd County Board of Commissioners hereby approve the following as the 2020 Budget for the County of Todd, Minnesota and directs that it be forwarded to the County Auditor.

 

 

On motion by Becker and seconded by Neumann, the following resolution was introduced and adopted by unanimous Roll Call vote:

A RESOLUTION 

ADOPTING THE 2020 FINAL LEVY

WHEREAS, the Laws of the State of Minnesota direct that the Todd County Board of Commissioners are required to approve by resolution a preliminary levy no later than September 30 annually, and;

WHEREAS, The Todd County Board of Commissioners have considered the financial situation of the County and had an opportunity to deliberate the levying of property taxes upon property owners within the County.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners approves the following as the 2020 final levy for the County of Todd, Minnesota, for the property taxes payable in 2020 directs that it be forwarded to the County Auditor.

 

Auditor-Treasurer’s Report

The County Auditor-Treasurer reported on meetings attended and upcoming CLA audit preparations.

Commissioner’s Report

The Commissioners reported on meetings attended.

County Coordinator’s Report

The Interim County Coordinator reported on meetings attended.

Recess

Chairperson Kneisl recessed the meeting until December 30, 2019.

 

COMMISSIONER WARRANTS

Vendor Name $ Amount

BIG STONE THERAPIES, 

   INC $4,449.12 

COMMISSIONER OF 

   TRANSPORTATION 2,431.26 

COMPASS MINERALS 

   AMERICA 4,661.92 

GIZA PLUMBING & 

   HEATING INC 2,357.85 

H & R CONSTRUCTION 

   COMPANY 2,678.75 

NO NAME 

   CONSTRUCTION 25,022.00 

NORTHERN STAR COOP 2,354.78 

NOW MICRO INC 3,480.00 

ROSE CITY CANOPY 

   & SIGN 2,100.00 

STAPLES WORLD 2,875.77 

TODD CO AUDITOR-

   TREASURER 2,587.96 

96 PAYMENTS LESS 

   THAN $2,000 26,408.93 

Total $81,408.34 

 

HEALTH & HUMAN 

SERVICES WARRANTS

Vendor Name $ Amount

INFORMATION SYSTEM 

   CORP $2,000.00 

RURAL MN CEP INC 17,238.18 

US POSTAL SERVICE 4,504.00 

WASHBURN-MCREAVY 

   FUNERAL CHAP-MPLS 2,515.00 

117 PAYMENTS LESS 

   THAN $2,000 46,407.19 

Total 72,664.37 

 

Vendor Name $ Amount

BRAZA HOME INC $4,319.52 

HOLISTIC FAMILY ED.

   SERVICES 4,090.09 

NEXUS INC-MILLE LACS 

   ACADEMY/SHIP PROG 12,092.10 

NORTHERN PINES MENTAL

   HLTH CTR INC 4,488.00 

PETRANGELO MS 

   Ed.D/GEORGE 2,055.00 

#13887 2,094.60 

STEP 6,738.08 

# 16014 2,167.56 

VILLAGE RANCH INC 6,952.50 

WEST CENTRAL REG 

   JUVENILE CTR 5,431.00 

PAYMENTS LESS 

   THAN $2,000 27,023.69 

Total $77,452.14 

 

On a motion by Neumann and seconded by Kircher, the preceding minutes of the County Board meeting held December 17, 2019 were duly approved by unanimous vote at the Todd County Board of Commissioners at the Regular Board Meeting held December 30, 2019.

 

Witness my hand and seal:

 

Gary Kneisl, 

County Board Chairperson

 

Denise Gaida, Todd County

Auditor-Treasurer

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