Public Notices September 4, 2019
EVERGREEN HILL CEMETERY, Staples BOARD MEETING
Evergreen Hill Cemetery will hold their board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Staples Community Center.
Bob Reeck, Sec./Treas.
LEADER COMMUNITY HALL BOARD
The Leader Community Hall Board will meet Thurs., September 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the hall.
Mark Strom, Secretary
city of staples
SECTION 00020 - ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements
RECEIPT AND OPENING OF PROPOSALS: Sealed proposals for the work described below will be received by the City Administrator at the City Hall, 122 6th Street NE, Staples, MN 56479 until October 1, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., at which time the bids will be opened and publicly read.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The work includes the following:
1. Construction of a mechanical wastewater treatment facility for the City of Staples, Minnesota. The proposed facility includes Pretreatment, Extended Aeration, Final Clarifiers, Chlorine Contact Basin, Biosolids Storage, Control Building and Meter Building.
2. Construction of new forcemain from the main lift station and electrical upgrades at the main lift station.
3. Construction of proposed facility shall not interrupt the current treatment process or result in a bypass of untreated wastewater.
4. Demolition of the existing wastewater treatment facility after the new facilities are operational.
5. Installation of site piping, electrical gear, instrumentation and controls, and emergency generator; yard piping, site preparation, finish grading, seeding, site work, roadway and other improvements indicated on the plans and specification.
COMPLETION OF WORK: All work under the Contract must be complete within 365 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 or wastewater treatment plants 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 NW #206, Ramsey, MN 55303, upon payment of $200, (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 www.questcdn.com. You may view the digital plan documents for free by entering Quest project #6494593 on the website’s Project Search page. Documents may be downloaded for $30. Please contact QuestCDN.com at (952) 2331632 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 NW #206, Ramsey, MN 55303
- City of Staples, 122 6th Street NE, Staples, MN 56479
PLANHOLDERS LIST, ADDENDA AND BID TABULATION: The planholders list, addenda and bid tabulation will be available on-line at www.bolton-menk.com.
Bids will be received on a lump sum basis.
BID SECURITY: A certified check or a Bid Bond satisfactory to the City of Staples, in the amount of not less than 5 percent of the total Bid price submitted must accompany each Bid.
LABOR RATES - MINIMUM WAGE REQUIREMENTS:
This project is being funded by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s State Revolving Loan Fund and the City of Staples. The project is subject to the State of Minnesota and Federal minimum wages.
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: Tejpal Bala
7533 Sunwood Drive NW #206
Ramsey, MN 55303
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: August 16, 2019
Owner: City of Staples
/S/ Jerel Nelsen
Published: Staples World: August 29, 2019 and September 5, 2019
Finance and Commerce: August 29, 2019
TODD-WADENA COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS EXECUTIVE MEETING
Todd-Wadena Community Corrections Executive Committee will meet Monday, September 9, 2019 at 5:00 p.m., at the Sentence to Service shop, 230 Main Street East, Eagle Bend, MN 56446.
TO THE PUBLIC
TODD COUNTY UNIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ORDINANCE AMENDMENT
Notice to the Public: on September 17, 2019 at 9:15 a.m. in the Commissioners Boardroom, Todd County Historic Courthouse (215 1st Avenue South, Long Prairie, Minnesota) the Todd County Board of Commissioners will hold a First Reading to solicit public input on the Todd County Unified Environmental Health Ordinance amendment. The Second Reading of the Todd County Unified Environmental Health Ordinance amendment will be held on October 1st, 2019 at 9:15 a.m. in the Commissioners Boardroom, Todd County Historic Courthouse (215 1st Avenue South, Long Prairie, Minnesota). The Todd County Unified Environmental Health Ordinance amendment can be viewed online at https://www.co.todd.mn.us/.
Denise Gaida, Todd
Clerk to the County Board
BECKER TOWNSHIP REQUEST FOR ROAD MAINTENANCE CONTRACT
Becker Township is seeking quotes for the road maintenance contract, which includes summer grading and winter plowing.
Contract to go into effect November 1, 2019, 1 to 3-year negotiable contracts will be accepted. Send quotes to Mary Fitcher, Becker Township Clerk, 10999 75th Ave. SW, Motley MN 56466.
The board will award the contract at the October 8, 2019 monthly meeting at the Becker Township Hall at 7 p.m.
Any questions call Mary Fitcher at 218-352-6498, Becker Township Clerk.
CITY OF STAPLES
SECTION 5.6 STAPLES ZONING ORDINANCE CHANGES
NOTICE the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Staples will conduct a public hearing at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 16, 2019 at the Staples City Hall located at 122 6th Street NE to receive public input regarding proposed changes to the zoning code in relation to accessory structures, fences, relocating structures, garages, hoop and greenhouse, tarp sheds, front step setback and minimum dimensions of single family unit. A copy of the changes is available at the City Hall during normal business hours.
All interested persons are invited to attend the hearing and be heard on this important matter or submit written comments to the City Clerk prior to the hearing.
Dated: September 4
Diane Archer/City Clerk
Lutheran Social Services
invitation TO bids
LSS Meals hereby solicits sealed bids for meals in Clarissa. Any interested bidder may obtain more information by calling (218) 233-7521 or writing to the LSS Meals, Suite #401C, 715 North 11th St., Moorhead, MN 56560. All proposals for furnishing said meals should be marked as a bid on the envelope and must be received at the above address, no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 14, 2019 at which time and place all bidding shall be considered closed and all bids received shall be publicly opened and read aloud.
The right is reserved by the LSS Meals to accept or reject any or all bids, and to waive any formalities in any bid received or procedure set forth herein and to make the award in the best interest of the project.
LSS Meals shall have a period of 30 days after said opening to accept or reject said proposed bid.
Dated this 16th day of August, 2019.
LSS Senior Nutrition
Senior Director -
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: August 29, 2014
ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $156,253.70
MORTGAGOR(S): Darrel L. McFedries and Dianna L. McFedries, husband and wife
MORTGAGEE: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Recorded on September 8, 2014 as Document Number 491042 in the Office of the County Recorder of Todd County, Minnesota.
ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: None.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lots Forty-six (46) and Forty-seven (47), Block Eight (8), Sylvan Shores South, according to the plat thereof on file and of record in the office of the County Recorder in and for Todd County, Minnesota.
STREET ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 28649 OTTAWA DRIVE, BROWERVILLE, MN 56438
COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Todd County, Minnesota.
THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $148,467.01
TRANSACTION AGENT: None
NAME OF MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
RESIDENTIAL SERVICER: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
TAX PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 08-0162900 and 08-0162800
TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: None
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: September 19, 2019 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 six (6) 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 19, 2020.
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: McFedries, Darrel L. and McFedries, Dianna L.
Dated: July 25, 2019
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
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.
REGULAR BOARD MEETING FRESHWATER ED. DISTRICT #6004 7/24/19
CALLED TO ORDER at 5:00 p.m. by S. Veronen, Chair
Board Present: S. Veronen- Verndale, J. Hillmer- Browerville, R. VanDenheuvel- Bertha, B. Lund- Staples-Motley, C. Funk- Sebeka, C. Wolf- LPGE, V. Hinojos- W-DC. Board Members not present: R. Thalmann and J. Kicker. Others- Supt: D. Fjeldheim- Sebeka Admin: J. Nesland, L. Murdock, E. Weber; Others: B. Tollefson- FED, W. Irons- FED
AGENDA- MOTION BY Funk and seconded by Wolf to approve the agenda as presented. VOTE- U/C
PRESENTATION- ABE Report by B. Tollefson, ABE Coord.
APPROVAL OF PAST BOARD MINUTES- MOTION BY Funk seconded by Lund to approve the 4/24/19 minutes as corrected. VOTE- U/C
RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DONATIONS- The Following Resolution is hereby MOVED BY VanDenheuvel and seconded by Hinojos: THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the School Board of FED, #6004, gratefully accepts the following donations as identified: Anonymous, $50 for the WALC Wood Project; Pillager Area Fireman’s Dept. and Relief Assoc., Pillager, MN ~ $500 for Reading for the Future Program. VOTE U/C.
ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS AND NEW BUSINESS
SPECIAL EDUCATION REPORT- MOTION BY Hinojos seconded by Hillmer to approve modified Level IV 19/20 SY Calendar by adding an additional Teacher day, from 180 to 181. VOTE- U/C
ALC/TARGETED SERVICES REPORT- MOTION BY VanDenheuvel seconded by Wolf to approve modified ALC’s 19/20 SY Calendar with the addition of one Teacher day. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Lund seconded by Funk to approve the purchase of service agreement between SALC and WALC and NPMH. VOTE- U/C
TECHNOLOGY REPORT- Reviewed State Telecomm Reimbursements for the 17/18 SY
ECFE/SCHOOL READINESS- Reviewed ECFE and SR Spring Session Enrollment.
EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND EVALUATION- UPDATE from Parent Advisory Committee Mtg. that was held on 04/18/19 and reviewed the upcoming Principal Advisory Mtg., Agenda.
SUPERINTENDENT REPORT- Reviewed the following reports: Real Estate Sale of; US 10 Bldg; federal Century 21 Grant with LPALC co-support; September upgrade and overlay of south Industrial Drive, adjoining north Freshwater entrance, and Single Site Transition progress for the Bus. Office, ALC and SpEd departments.
REPORTS- Reviewed; Letter of Teacher Union Intent to consider PIEP Health Insurance and the 5/29/19 Health Benefits Mtg. Minutes showing joint efforts to review Health Insurance options, as well as 4/16 and 6/19/19 Pers. Committee Mtg. Minutes.
MOTION BY Wolf seconded by Lund to approve the 4/20/19 – 6/30/19 cash reports and payments of checks numbered 121889 through 122197. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Funk seconded by VanDenheuvel to accept the 2/13, 3/13 and 7/10/19 Supt. Advisory Council Mtg. Minutes as presented. VOTE-U/C
MOTION BY Hillmer seconded by Hinojos to accept the FED HRA Plan Document modifications, as presented, due to the use of a third party claims administrator, EBC, effective 7/1/19. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Hinojos seconded by Wolf to accept the FED Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Plan Document modifications, as presented, due to the use of a third party claims administrator, EBC, effective 1/1/20. VOTE- U/C
UPDATE on Supt Contract plans; letter of resignation, effective 6/30/20, will follow as well as a FY-21 Administrative Plan to be presented at the January Meeting.
MOTION BY Funk seconded by Lund to approve the 7/19 – 6/21, Master Agreement between the FED #6004 and the EMFED group #7335 as recommended by the Personnel Committee. VOTE-U/C
MOTION BY VanDenheuvel seconded by Hillmer to approve the adoption of Payroll Policy 400.10-L, as per 4/24/19 Board authorization. VOTE-U/C
MOTION BY Hinojos seconded by VanDenheuvel to approve the FY20 FED ALC Student Handbook as presented. VOTE-U/C
MOTION BY Funk seconded by Wolf to approve the FY-20 FED Level IV Program Student Handbook as presented. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY VanDenheuvel seconded by Funk to approve the development of a non-profit Education Foundation and to name Eric Weber and Jerry Nesland as the identified administrators to carry out the task of implementing the creation of a 501(c-3) non-profit educational foundation under the name ~ Freshwater Education Foundation. VOTE- U/C REVIEWED sample area Foundation Logos; The Foundation will be asking for logo suggestions from Staff, Students and FED Board Members.
MOTION BY Hinojos seconded by Wolf to provide Licensed Community Education service to ISD No. 2170 effective 7/1/19 through 6/30/20 per terms of the Agreement. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Lund seconded by Hinojos to accept the Insurance quotation from Insurance Advisors, Inc. as presented.
ROLL CALL VOTE- In Favor of accepting: Hillmer, VanDenheuvel, Lund, Funk, Wolf, Hinojos. Abstained: Veronen
MOTION BY Funk seconded by Hinojos to approve the revised Service Agreement between LCSC and FED for Business Manager Services. VOTE-U/C
MOTION BY Hillmer seconded by VanDenheuvel to approve the second/final reading of Policy 515– Protection and Privacy of Pupil Records. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Lund seconded by Hinojos to approve the transferring of $100,000 to the OPEB Reserve Account. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Hinojos seconded by VanDenheuvel to approve the transferring of $100,000 to the Facility Reserve Account. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Hinojos seconded by Lund to approve the FY-20 CMERDC Copier Maintenance Agreement. Per copy cost as presented. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Funk seconded by Wolf to approve the FY20 annual Health and Safety Agreement with the LCSC. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Funk seconded by Hillmer to approve the two year, 1/2019 – 6/2021, Master Agreement between the FED #6004 and the teacher aid EMFED group #7335 as recommended by the Personnel Committee. VOTE-U/C
MOTION BY Hinojos seconded by Lund to approve the FY20 Employee Handbook as presented. VOTE-U/C
MOTION BY VanDenheuvel seconded by Hinojos to Acknowledge receipt, review, and acceptance of the FY20 Central Lakes Consortium Carl Perkins grant in the amounts of $215,248.19 for Secondary Basic Allocation and $33,899.02 Secondary Reserve Allocation. VOTE- U/C
PERSONNEL CONSENT AGENDA-
MOTION BY Hinojos seconded by VanDenheuvel to approve the items as follows:
SPECIAL EDUCATION: Unpaid Leave Request of T. Gould; Lane Change Request of K. Thoennes, SpEd Instructor; FMLA Request of K. Brakke, SLP; K. Bauck, SpEd Para; W. Wegscheid, SLP; Resignation of J. Rice, SpEd Para; Permission to advertise and hire for two (2) ECSE Para, effective the 19/20 SY, Hiring of B. Williams, SpEd Para; C. Westerberg, SpEd Para; M. Lockhart, SLPA; M. Henry, SLPA; S. Speckien, ECSE Inst.; K. Salo, ECSE Inst.; Voluntary Reduction in Days for W. Wegscheid, SLP; Increase in Hrs for A. Eckhoff, Program Assistant; M. Benning, Program Assistant; TECHNOLOGY: Renaming of R. Murdock, School Tech/IT Admin/Tech Mang.; ECFE/SR/TCC: Reassignment of L. Wick, ECFE/SR/TCC Coord. Increase in Hrs and Reassignment for S. Dixon, FACTS Facilitator/ECFE Instr. Increase in Hrs for T. Bartels, ECFE Instr.; M. Wolhowe, ECFE/SR Instr.; L. Wright, ECFE/SR Instr.; Resignation of R. Khamassi; Voluntary Reduction in hrs for A. Becker, Para; AGENCY WIDE: Hiring of L. Truax, Facility Maintenance I; FMLA Request of E. Clark, Program Assistant. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Hillmer seconded by Hinojos to adjourn the meeting at 6:48 p.m. VOTE- U/C
Preapproved Publication Summary
Russ VanDenheuvel, Clerk