Public Notices June 19, 2019

NOTICE 

OF APPLICATION FOR A LIVESTOCK FEEDLOT PERMIT

 

Notice is hereby given per Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 116, that FTM, Inc., has made application to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency or the County of Cass County for a permit to construct or expand a feedlot with a capacity of 500 animal units or more. 

The existing and/or proposed feedlot will be located in the NW ½ of SE ¼ in Section 21, T-134-N, R-31-W in May Township, Minnesota. The existing facility consists of 3,993 Swine over 300 pounds, 350 Swine between 55 and 300 pounds, for a total of 1,702.2 animal units. There were 10 barns of varying sizes, two (2) earthen basins, and a dead animal compost basin. 

The proposed facility will consist of 4,196 Swine over 300 pounds, 3,325 Swine between 55 and 300 pounds, and 480 Swine under 55 pounds. There will be eight (8) barns (two [2] will be eliminated), two (2) earthen basins, and the dead animal compost facility. The total animal unit capacity will be 2,699.9. 

This publication shall constitute as notice to each resident and each owner of real property within 5,000 feet of the perimeter of the proposed feedlot as required by Minnesota State Law. 

 

Published in the Staples World 

Dated June 19, 2019

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF DISSOLUTION OF

SAMS FARM, INC.

 

Please take notice that Sams Farm, Inc. is in the process of dissolving.

Sams Farm, Inc. filed the Notice of Intent to Dissolve with the Minnesota Secretary of State on June 12, 2019.

To present written claims against Sams Farm, Inc., you must send them to the following address:

Sams Farm, Inc.

PO Box 849

Wyoming, MN 55092

 

The date by which all the claims must be received, which shall be the later of 90 days after published notice or, with respect to a particular known creditor or claimant, 90 days after the date on which written notice was given to that creditor or claimant. Published notice is deemed given on the date of first publication for the purpose of determining this date.

Any claims submitted after the initial 90-day period will be barred, subject to some statutory exceptions..

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NOTICE 

TO CREDITORS 

OF DISSOLUTION 

OF DEVLIN NEWSPAPERS, INC.

 

Please take notice that Devlin Newspapers, Inc. is in the process of dissolving.

Devlin Newspapers, Inc. filed the Notice of Intent to Dissolve with the Minnesota Secretary of State on May 20, 2019.

To present written claims against Devlin Newspapers, Inc., you must send them to the following address:

Devlin Newspapers, Inc.

305 Ravilla Avenue

Staples, MN  56479

 

The date by which all the claims must be received, which shall be the later of 90 days after published notice or, with respect to a particular known creditor or claimant, 90 days after the date on which written notice was given to that creditor or claimant. Published notice is deemed given on the date of first publication for the purpose of determining this date.

Any claims submitted after the initial 90-day period will be barred, subject to some statutory exceptions..

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NOTICE 

OF SECOND 

AND FINAL READING OF ORDINANCE

 

NOTICE is hereby given that the Staples City Council gave an ordinance its first reading empowering the City to sell City-owned real estate in the City of Staples, County of Todd, State of Minnesota. The property is located North of Michigan Ave. NE and West of 12th St. NE. A full legal description is available at the City office during normal business hours. 

The second and final reading will be considered at the June 25, 2019 Staples City Council meeting.

 

Dated: June 19, 2019  

Diane Archer, City Clerk

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Minutes of the Meeting of the 

Todd County Board of Commissioners 

MAY 7, 2019

 

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 7th day of May, 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 except Commissioner Becker.

Approval of Agenda

On motion by Neumann and seconded by Erickson, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the agenda with the removal of item 4.3 Hire a Part-time Jailor (JH) and addition of 5.8 Adopt Resolution In Support of Legislative Change Regarding Election Equipment.

Consent Agenda

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

To approve the Commissioner’s Meeting Minutes for April 16, 2019 as presented.

GAMBLING PERMIT - HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL

WHEREAS, the Todd County Board of Commissioners are establishing their approval for a Gambling Permit for the Holy Family School through this resolution;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners approve a Gambling Permit for the Holy Family School to hold a raffle event at the Diamond Point Steakhouse & Lounge in Birchdale Township at the address 12818 Bayview Drive, Sauk Centre, MN on August 9, 2019.

To approve the hire of Josh Crider as a part-time jailor effective May 7, 2019 at a Grade 6, Step 1.

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 April 2019 Auditor Warrants number (ACH) 900299 through 900319 in the amount of $286,363.99, (Manual) 509 through 509 in the amount of $792.35 and (Regular) 233494 through 233625 in the amount of $388,090.30 for a total of $675,246.64.

On motion by Kircher and seconded by Erickson, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous Roll Call vote: To approve the Commissioner Warrants number (ACH) 400204 through 400223 in the amount of $9,862.37 and (Regular) 51369 through 51484 in the amount of $78,044.28 for a total of $87,906.65.

On motion by Kircher and seconded by Erickson, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous Roll Call vote: To approve the Health & Human Services Warrants number 515031 through 515058 in the amount of $70,952.28 and warrants number 704895 through 704967 in the amount of $83,393.96.

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

2019 MEMORIAL DAY APPROPRIATIONS

WHEREAS, Todd County has budgeted for 2019 an appropriation to support the expenses for conducting Memorial Day Services by organizations within Todd County;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners hereby approve the 2019 payment of $10 to the Evergreen Cemetery Association of Long Prairie for the care of County lots in said Evergreen Cemetery, and;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, to approve the payment of $50 to each regular organization of Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Posts and Auxiliaries in Todd County to support the payment of expenses in connection with the proper observance of Memorial Day Services conducted within Todd County and the amount to be paid by warrant to each organization provided that in cases where any of the above mentioned do not have an organization, the amount will be paid to the organization conducting the Memorial Day Service.

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

2019 SENIOR 

CITIZEN CENTER 

APPROPRIATIONS

WHEREAS, Todd County has budgeted for 2019 an appropriation of $200 per Senior Citizen Center in Todd County;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners hereby approve the 2019 payment of $200 for each Senior Citizen Center located in Todd County.

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

TO DESIGNATE THE WEEK OF MAY 19 – 25, 2019 AS EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) WEEK

WHEREAS, emergency medical services is a vital public service; and

WHEREAS, the members of emergency medical services teams are ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and 

WHEREAS, access to quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury; and

WHEREAS, emergency medical services has grown to fill a gap by providing important, out of hospital care, including preventative medicine, follow-up care, and access to telemedicine; and

WHEREAS, the emergency medical services system consists of first responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, emergency medical dispatchers, firefighters, police officers, educators, administrators, pre-hospital nurses, emergency nurses, emergency physicians, trained members of the public, and other out of hospital medical care providers; and

WHEREAS, the members of emergency medical services teams, whether career or volunteer, engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills; and

WHEREAS, it is appropriate to recognize the value and the accomplishments of emergency medical services providers by designating Emergency Medical Services Week.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners in recognition of this event do hereby proclaim the week of May 19 - 25, 2019 as

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK

With the theme, EMS Strong: Beyond the Call and encourage the community to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities.

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

TRANSFER OF FUNDS FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE  TODD WADENA COMMUNITY 

CORRECTIONS FUND FOR THE 

2019 ALLOCATION

WHEREAS, The 2019 Budget for Todd County’s support to Todd Wadena Community Corrections has been approved at $426,976; and

WHEREAS, a letter was received from the Todd Wadena Community Corrections requesting for the allocation of funds from the General Fund to be provided;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Todd County Board of Commissioners hereby approve the transfer of funds in the amount of $426,976.00 from Fund 01-General Revenue to Fund 75-Todd Wadena Community Corrections.

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

RESOLUTION IN 

SUPPORT OF 

LEGISLATIVE CHANGE REGARDING 

ELECTION EQUIPMENT

WHEREAS, Very important election law changes are being considered by the Minnesota Legislature that are needed for the efficiency and integrity of the elections process which are outlined in the Minnesota Association of County Officers’ (MACO) 2019 Legislative Platform, that cover such areas as cyber security and updating election administration processes and technology; and, 

WHEREAS, all Minnesota counties, including Todd County, have a unique and critical role in the local, state, and federal election process; and,

WHEREAS, this role includes the responsibility for ballot layout and printing as well as the purchase and maintenance of election supplies and equipment, including modern and easily accessible voting equipment and technology; and, 

WHEREAS, the Minnesota House of Representatives omnibus Government Operations and Elections Policy Committee bill (HF 1935) includes the assistive voting technology upgrades and related ballot printing options of HF 1098, and, 

WHEREAS, the Minnesota Senate omnibus State Government and Veterans Finance bill (SF 2227) does NOT include these important provisions, and,

WHEREAS, including the specific provisions of HF 1098 (SF 1566) in the State Government Conference Committee Report will allow Todd County along with its municipalities, and many other Minnesota counties, the ability to utilize new technology that will make our voting process more secure, more efficient and more effective for voters, including the disability community and administrators; and,

WHEREAS, this language provides for more options in assistive voting equipment which will enhance vendor competition thereby benefitting taxpayers by reducing costs; and,

WHEREAS, Organizations representing Minnesota citizens with disabilities recognize the value of this legislation and support its adoption; and,

WHEREAS, Without legislative action Todd County along with its municipalities, and many other Minnesota counties, will not have the option of replacing outdated assistive voting equipment and updating ballot marking and printing equipment with new and more efficient and secure technology compatible with their invested election infrastructure.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners supports provisions of Minnesota House of Representatives House File 1098 (SF 1566) to accomplish the objectives stated above, 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners respectfully requests the leadership and strong support of our Todd County legislative delegation members in the House and the Senate to secure adoption and final passage of these vital and cost effective provisions in the State Government omnibus Conference Committee Report during the 2019 Legislative Session.

County Ditch/Ag Inspector

On motion by Kircher and seconded by Erickson, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To acknowledge receipt of a Hold Harmless Agreement petition from Tim Leach to clean ditch and to replace a private crossing on County Ditch 20 on parcel 19-0001400, Moran Twp Section 2.

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

Hold Harmless Agreement - Private Crossing - County Ditch 32

WHEREAS, Black River Farms LLC is requesting to install a new crossing on parcel 24-0017600 located on CD32. A Hold Harmless Agreement has been signed and submitted to the Ditch Authority, and;

WHEREAS, an onsite inspection has been done; a Wetland Application has been submitted to the TEP, and; 

WHEREAS, the crossing will be a minimum of a 36” culvert that will be 20’ long. The culvert will be placed at original ditch bottom elevation. 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Todd County Ditch Authority gives permission to Black River Farms LLC to install a new culvert crossing into CD32, on their own property, at their own expense.

PACE/Todd County Development Corporation

On motion by Kircher and seconded by Erickson, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the joint powers agreement with the Port Authority of St. Paul Property Assessed Clean Energy Program.

Commissioner Becker joined the meeting at 9:25 a.m.

Health & Human Services

On motion by Erickson and seconded by Kircher, the following motion was introduced and adopted by majority vote with Neumann against: To approve the request to hire one social worker for the Comprehensive Re-entry program.

On motion by Neumann and seconded by Becker, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve notification to the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Todd County’s intent to administer and deliver the Energy Assistance Program for FFY 2020.

Administration

On motion by Kircher and seconded by Erickson, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To appoint Loren Fellbaum as the Todd County Engineer for the period of May 7, 2019 until April 30, 2023.

On motion by Neumann and seconded by Kircher, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve the job description for the Soil and Water, Planning and Zoning Division Director position.

On motion by Erickson and seconded by Neumann, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To sign the letter of partnership with the Census Bureau.

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

A resolution creating 

a Complete Count 

Committee for the 2020 Census in Todd County 

WHEREAS, April 1, 2020 is Census Day for the United States of America pursuant to Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution; and

WHEREAS, an accurate census is essential for the allocation of representatives with the legislative bodies of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Minnesota State Legislature and within Todd County; and

WHEREAS, Correct appointment of Federal dollars for health, education, transportation, child and elder care, emergency preparation and response, public and social support programs of all kinds depend on complete and accurate age, population and other ethnic and demographic information gathered every ten years; and

WHEREAS, accurate census information is critical to planning for future growth, development and social needs of Todd County.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Todd County Board of Commissioners desire to create the Census 2020 Complete County Committee for the purpose of planning and conduction local initiatives and promotional activities to increase community participation in the 2020 Census.

The Census 2020 Complete County Committee Guidelines are as follows:

Section 1. Census 2020 Complete County Committee. There is hereby created the Todd County Census 2020 Complete County Committee, hereinafter referred to as the “Complete County Committee” which shall consist of up to seven (7) members. The complete Count Committee shall be appointed by the County Coordinator, led by the County Census Liaison, and shall try to include representation from each of the following community groups: Business, Religious Groups, Education, Community Organizations, Media and Minority Groups. 

Section 2. Term of Service. The committee chairperson and committee members shall be appointed to serve for a term to continue through June 2020. For cause stated in writing, the County Coordinator may remove a member of the Complete County Committee. 

Section 3. Duties and Powers. The Complete County Committee shall be a working committee charged with the responsibility of planning and conducting local educational initiatives, as well as publicity and promotional activities to increase community participation in the Census. Activities may include, but are not limited to the following:

•Handle the creation, printing and distribution of posters, flyers, handouts and printed material for use by the media and others.

•Prepare materials for public service announcements on radio and television.

• Speak at public forums and meetings, fraternal organizations, business organizations and schools for the purpose of promoting and informing people of the census.

•Create census messages in utility bills, grocery bags, monthly billing statements and payroll checks.

On motion by Erickson and seconded by Kircher, the following motion was introduced and adopted by unanimous vote: To approve Lilah Gripne as the Todd County Liaison to the Census Bureau.

Auditor-Treasurer’s Report

The Auditor-Treasurer Office reported on projects in progress including the finance committee preparations, a conference call with Senator Gazelka regarding election legislation and the upcoming Staples-Motley School District special election on May 14, 2019.

Commissioner’s Report

The Commissioners reported on meetings attended.

Coordinator’s Report

The Coordinator reported on meetings attended and projects in-progress.

Recess

Chairperson Kneisl recessed the meeting until May 21, 2019.

 

AUDITORS WARRANTS

Vendor Name $ Amount

CLIFTON LARSON 

   ALLEN, LLP $4,500.00 

EBSO INC 215,599.34 

LP SANITATION INC 4,434.03 

REGENTS OF THE 

   UNIV OF MN 33,916.62 

TODD CO AUD-TREAS 7,248.78 

VERIZON 3,480.75 

28 PAYMENTS LESS 

   THAN $2,000 11,185.62 

AMERICAN HERITAGE 

   BANK 2,136.00 

COUNTIES PROVIDING 

   TECHNOLOGY 6,316.00 

COUNTRYSIDE REST 6,507.20 

FLEET SERVICES/

   WEX BANK 5,334.56 

METRO SALES INC 3,995.00 

MORRISON COUNTY 26,454.75 

PETERS LAW OFFICE, P.A 7,120.00 

Prairie Lakes Muni

   Solid Waste Auth 78,672.00 

RANGER CHEVROLET 29,611.70 

SHIRLEY’S GAS & 

   GROCERIES 2,092.33 

STEP 9,071.94 

28 PAYMENTS LESS 

   THAN $2,000 10,998.13 

AMERICAN HERITAGE 

   BANK 33,365.11 

CARD SERVICES 

   COBORNS 2,084.06 

HEALTH PARTNERS 

   DENTAL 4,061.82 

MINN. POWER & LIGHT 14,123.08 

MN DEPT OF FINANCE 6,230.50 

STAPLES SPORTS 27,591.00 

31 PAYMENTS LESS 

   THAN $2,000 13,008.05 

AMERICAN HERITAGE 10,715.78 

CENTERPOINT ENERGY 3,202.69 

MINNESOTA UI 2,085.10 

STAPLES ADVANTAGE 3,683.91 

TODD TRAILS ASSOC 35,148.92 

TOWN OF LESLIE 17,540.33 

VOYANT COMMS, LLC 3,586.81 

22 PAYMENTS LESS 

   THAN $2,000 11,959.00 

1 PAYMENTS LESS 

   THAN $2,000 792.35 

HEALTH PARTNERS 

   DENTAL 4,428.30 

TODD CO AUD-TREAS 7,248.78 

VERIZON 3,415.61 

11 PAYMENTS LESS 

   THAN $2,000 2,300.69 

Total $675,246.64 

 

COMMISSIONERS WARRANTS

Vendor Name $ Amount

ALLSTATE PETERBILT 

   OF ALEXANDRIA 3,345.11 

AMERICAN SOLUTIONS 

   FOR BUSINESS 5,746.39 

GIZA PLG & HTG INC 2,277.81 

LONG PRAIRIE 

   MACHINERY CO INC 7,403.93 

MCCC, MI33 5,626.38 

MN DEPT OF TRANS 3,366.20 

MOTOROLA 9,887.50 

NUSS TRUCK & EQUIP 3,587.31 

TURNKEY/THREE 

   SQ. MARKET 4,880.80 

127 PAYMENTS LESS 

   THAN $2,000 41,785.22 

Total 87,906.65 

 

HEALTH & HUMAN 

SERVICES WARRANTS

Vendor Name $ Amount

DHS - SWIFT 56,591.50 

ITEN FUNERAL HOME - 

   BROWERVILLE 3,500.00 

PERISH/ALAN 2,020.01 

ROY-HETLAND FUNERAL 

   HOME - OSAKIS 4,200.00 

69 PAYMENTS LESS 

   THAN $2,000 17,082.45 

Total $83,393.96 

 

Vendor Name $ Amount

CENTRAL MN MENTAL 

   HEALTH CTR 2,450.00 

DHS - ANOKA METRO 

   RTC - 412 31,024.00 

DHS - MSOP-MN SEX 

   OFFENDER PROG 5,781.50 

DHS - ST PETER RTC - 472 9,036.50 

LUTHERAN SOCIAL 

   SERV OF MN - ST PAUL 5,108.02 

MID MINNESOTA 

   DRUG TESTING INC 2,924.00 

NORTHERN PINES 

   MENTAL HLTH CTR INC 4,136.90 

PAYMENTS LESS 

   THAN $2,000 10,491.36 

Total $70,952.28 

 

On a motion by Kircher and seconded by Neumann, the preceding minutes of the County Board meeting held May 7, 2019 were duly approved by unanimous vote at the Todd County Board of Commissioners at the Regular Board Meeting held on May 21, 2019.

 

Witness my hand and seal:

 

Gary Kneisl, 

County Board Chairperson

 

Denise Gaida, Todd County

Auditor-Treasurer

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