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Public Notices for 02/04/19

Feb 3, 2019




JANUARY 8, 2019

1. All members were present. The pledge of allegiance was recited.

2. Elected Groskreutz chair for 2019. Commissioner Groskreutz voted no.

3. Elected Warmka vice-chair for 2019. Commissioner Warmka voted no.

4. Approved synopsis and official proceedings of the December 18, 2018 regular meeting as corrected.

5. Approved agenda of January 8, 2019.

6. Approved hiring Jim Franzen for a temporary position in the public works department.

7. Approved Commissioners Loveall and Young continue with negotiations for the AFSME union.

8. Approved Commissioner Young work with board chair on a personnel issue until finalized.

9. Approved advertising house at Woods Lake Park for sale.

10. Approved advertising house and shelter house at Pihl’s Park for sale and if not sold to demolish structures.

11. Approved applying for a matching grant from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in the amount of $37,500 to pay for electrical upgrades on 31 sites, add 10 sites along the lake, bath house upgrades, and overlay park driveways in Pihls Park.

12. Approved substantial completion of contract for courthouse repair with Mid Continental Restoration per the architect’s recommendation.

13. Set first and third Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. as regular board meeting dates for 2019 with exceptions made for January and drainage meeting will be set for the first Tuesday of each month following the regular meeting.

14. Appointed entire board to various committees for 2019.

15. Approved Resolution 19-CB-01 setting gopher bounty for 2019 at two dollars for each pocket gopher and fifty cents for each striped and grey gopher. Commissioners Groskreutz, Loveall, Roper, Warmka, and Young voted yes.

16. Authorized commissioners, other officials, and the Central Services Director to attend association, region, and district meetings in 2019.

17. Appointed full board, auditor/treasurer, engineer, central services director, and assessor as voting delegates to the Association of Minnesota Counties with the recorder as alternate.

18. Approved per diems of $40 per day for citizen committee members and set mileage reimbursement for citizen committee members, officials, and employees at the IRS rate.

19. Appointed Vicki Savick of Bricelyn to a 5-year term on the Economic Development Authority ending December 31, 2023.

20. Appointed Craig Beyer of Bricelyn to a 3-year term on the Extension committee ending December 31, 2021.

21. Appointed James A. Meyer of Kiester to a 3-year term on the Board of Adjustments and a 3-year term on the Planning Commission ending December 31, 2021. Commissioners Young and Loveall voted no.

22. Appointed Don Selvig of Huntley to a 4-year term on the Huntley Sewer Board ending December 31, 2022.

23. Appointed Andrew Moen of Blue Earth to a third 3-year term on the Library Board ending December 31, 2021.

24. Appointed Sue Dundas of Wells to a third 3-year term on the Library Board ending December 31, 2021.

25. Appointed Russell Elmer of Wells to a 3-year term on the Planning Commissioner ending December 31, 2021.

26. Denied request from Southwest Regional Development Commission for $6,336 to pay down REED loans on the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) project.

27. Approved chair to sign a letter of recommendation for John Roper to the Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust board.

28. Approved requests from M. Lore to attend a 1-day drainage and water conference in St. Cloud; W. Goo to attend a 4-day Autodesk Civil 3D training in Minneapolis; L. Frommie to attend a 3-day Governor’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management conference in Brooklyn Center; and B. Gehrking to attend a 2-day K9 Handler conference in Mankato.

29. Approved request from B. Gehrking to attend a 1-day Regional Detector Dog certification in West Fargo, ND.

30. Appointed Young to Planning and Zoning committee.

31. Appointed commissioners to committees for 2019

32. Approved ACH/EFT payments from January 1, 2019 to January 4, 2019 totaling $159,081.30.

33. Approved auditor warrants as disbursed in December 2018 totaling $1,188,058.71.

34. Approved payment of bills totaling $509,642.76.

Discussion was held concerning the following:

1. Dan Owen spoke during public comment.

2. Milton Steele spoke during drainage public comment.

3. D. Fellows met regarding Central Services business.

4. Annie Liebel, Community and Economic Development Associates (CEDA) appointee for the Faribault County EDA met regarding FCEDA business.

5. M. Daly met regarding Public Works business.

Complete minutes are on file in the Central Services Office.

The meeting was recessed to 1:00 p.m. Drainage Authority meeting.

Bill Groskreutz, Chair

John Thompson, Auditor/


February 4, 2019




Minnesota Statutes, 333

The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business.

Assumed Name:

Hougen Farm’s Candle Company

Principal Place of Business:

36267 100th Street,

Blue Earth, MN 56013 USA


Name: Hougen Companies, LLC

Address: 36267 100th Street,

Blue Earth, MN 56013 USA

If you submit an attachment, it will be incorporated into this document. If the attachment conflicts with the information specifically set forth in this document, this document supersedes the data referenced in the attachment.

By typing my name, I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statues. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath.

Filed: 1/25/2019

Signed by:

Justine L. Hougen


File# 1064797900025

February 4, 11, 2019