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Public notices for the week of 2/16/15, continued

By Staff | Feb 16, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA

COUNTY OF FARIBAULT

BEFORE THE DRAINAGE

AUTHORITY OF

COUNTY DITCH #7

In the matter of the Redetermination of Benefits of County Ditch #7 in Faribault County.

NOTICE OF HEARING ON VIEWERS REPORTS

Notice is hereby given, that a proceeding has been commenced by the Drainage Authority of County Ditch #7 Faribault County, Minnesota, for the redetermination of benefits and damages and benefited areas and damaged areas of said drainage system.

That the proceeding is pending.

That the viewers appointed herein have made and filed their report in the office of the Faribault County Auditor-Treasurer in Blue Earth, Minnesota.

That the following is a brief description of the lands drained by County Ditch #7 by its main open ditch, various laterals, extensions and tile systems. Said system drains all or part of the following townships in Faribault County Barber Township Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9,10,15 & 16 Lura Township Sections 14,15, 22, 23, 26, 27, 34, & 35.

That the names of the owners thereof, and municipal and other corporations affected thereby, as shown by the Viewer’s Report are as follows: ANDERSON, WILLIAM O & THOMAS D ANDERSON; BORRIS, CHARLENE L; BRAUNSHAUSEN, GALEN; BRAUNSHAUSEN, MARK & PAMELA; COLE, THOMAS M; COLLINS, STUART & PATRICIA L; DUNAGAN, FAMILY TRUST; GOODRICH, CLINTON & RUTH; GOODRICH, GARY; GOODRICH, SHIRLEY ANN; JOHNSON ETAL, DEAN S; JOHNSON, DOUGLAS & LANAY; JOHNSON, DOUGLAS ETAL; KRETCHMER, CHARLETTE ANN; LINDER, DONALD D & NANCY K; MARSH, KEVIN ETAL; MARSH, RONALD C & ALICE SCHIMEK; MARSH, RONALD C; MASSOP FAMILY LTD. PARTNERSHIP; NAGEL, PHYLLIS P LIFE EST ETAL C/O GALEN NAGEL; NELSON RH ENTERPRISES LTD RH NELSON MANAGEMENT LLC GEN. PART; OVEREBO, JEFFREY E & MARY M; PAUL, GEORGE A & NAOMI L LIFE ESTATE ETAL; PAUL, GEORGE A & NAOMI L; PAUL, LARRY G & MARSHA F; PAUL, LARRY G; PAUL, MARSHA F; RATH, ELEANOR; RATH, JEFFREY L; SCHENK, CHRISTOPHER A & RENAE L; SCHIMEK, D & P FAMILY FARM LLC; SCHIMEK, GEORGE L & XIOLI TANG; SCHIMEK, GEORGE Q; SCHIMEK, JOHN & DIANE M LIFE ESTATE ETAL; SCHIMEK, MAURICE H & JANET T REVOLCABLE TRUSTS; SCHIMEK, ROBERT J & MICHELLE DINA SCHIMEK; SCHRADER, WILLIAM J & THERESA J; SCHUSTER, BONAVENTURE E & MARY LIFE ESTATE & CURTIS SCHUSTER C/O CURTIS SCHUSTER; SCHUSTER, CURTIS; SCHUSTER, MARVIN J & PATRICIA; SEASONAL ENTERPRISES RITA & DEAN SCHIMEK TRUSTEES; SIPPLE, MARVEL; SONNEK BROTHERS; SONNEK, DAVID P; SONNEK, RUSSELL & TERRANCE DBA SONNEK BROTHERS; SONNEK, RUSSELL L & RUTH H; SONNEK, TERRANCE G & RUSSELL; SONNEK, THOMAS REVOCABLE TRUST & MARY SONNEK REVOCABLE TRUST; SONNEK, WILLIAM; STALOCH, CRAIG L & LARUE R ; STEVERMER, MARGARET M TRUST & CREDIT TRUST & DISCLAIMER TRUST; STEVERMER, ROBERT & BRENDA; STEVERMER, WILLIAM C & MARY C; TIBODEAU, DONALD O; TOTAL FREEDOM INC C/O CURTIS SCHUSTER; TRIO, AUGUST; TRIO, DARLENE WARMKA; TRIO, STEVEN; WARMKA, MARK; WARMKA, MARK & KATHRYN; WILLETTE, JAMES R & CAROLYN A; WILLETTE, KAREN E; WILLETTE, PATRICK A TSTY TRUST KAREN E WILLETTE TRUSTEE; ZIEGLER, ANTHONY R & PEGGY; FARIBAULT COUNTY ROADS C/O JOHN MCDONALD; LURA TOWNSHIP; BARBER TOWNSHIP; CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY; MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

AND THAT, THEREFORE, on February 25, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in Faribault County Ag Center Meeting Room, 415 South Grove St in Blue Earth, MN the Drainage Authority of said system shall hear and consider said viewers’ report, and all the persons interested in the redetermination of benefits are invited to appear and be heard before the Drainage Authority, for and against the proposed redetermination of benefits with respect to any other matters in connection therewith. A copy of the viewers’ report can be examined at the office of the Faribault County Auditor, 415 North Main, Blue Earth MN. Reports may also be found online at www.co.faribault.mn.us Dated this 28th Day of January, 2015.

DRAINAGE AUTHORITY

OF COUNTY DITCH #7 FARIBAULT COUNTY

By John L. Thompson,

Faribault County

Auditor-Treasurer

February 2, 9, 16, 2015

____________________________

STATE OF MINNESOTA

COUNTY OF FARIBAULT

BEFORE THE DRAINAGE

AUTHORITY OF

COUNTY DITCH #11

In the matter of the Redetermination of Benefits of County Ditch #11 in Faribault County.

NOTICE OF HEARING ON VIEWERS REPORTS

Notice is hereby given, that a proceeding has been commenced by the Drainage Authority of County Ditch #11 Faribault County, Minnesota, for the redetermination of benefits and damages and benefited areas and damaged areas of said drainage system.

That the proceeding is pending.

That the viewers appointed herein have made and filed their report in the office of the Faribault County Auditor-Treasurer in Blue Earth, Minnesota.

That the following is a brief description of the lands drained by County Ditch #11 by its main open ditch, various laterals, extensions and tile systems. Said system drains all or part of the following townships in Faribault County Barber Township Sections 15, 16, 21, & 22.

That the names of the owners thereof, and municipal and other corporations affected thereby, as shown by the Viewer’s Report are as follows: ASCHEMAN, DOUGLAS E & LYNN M; BECKER, DENNIS & KAY; COLE, DUSTIN E & RACHEL J; COLE, THOMAS M COLE; WENDY COLE; HAUGH, IRMAHEFNER: DONALD JOHNSON; TODD & JOLENE KRAMER; MARY KAYE REVOCABLE TRUST; MENSING, VIOLA IRREVOCABLE TRUST; SCHIMEK, MAURICE H & JANET REVOCABLE TRUSTS; SIPPEL, MARVEL; SONNEK, CURTIS J & LESHAINE M; STEVERMER, WILLIAM C & MARY C; TIBODEAU, DONALD O; TOWNSHIP OF BARBER; WILLETTE, PATRICK A TRUSTY TRUST; ZIEGLER, GERALDINE

AND THAT, THEREFORE, on February 25, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in Faribault County Ag Center Meeting Room, 415 South Grove St in Blue Earth, MN the Drainage Authority of said system shall hear and consider said viewers’ report, and all the persons interested in the redetermination of benefits are invited to appear and be heard before the Drainage Authority, for and against the proposed redetermination of benefits with respect to any other matters in connection therewith. A copy of the viewers’ report can be examined at the office of the Faribault County Auditor, 415 North Main, Blue Earth MN. Reports may also be found online at www.co.faribault.mn.us

Dated this 28th Day of January, 2015.

DRAINAGE AUTHORITY

OF COUNTY DITCH #11

FARIBAULT COUNTY

By John L. Thompson,

Faribault County

Auditor-Treasurer

February 2, 9, 16, 2015

____________________________

STATE OF MINNESOTA

COUNTY OF FARIBAULT

BEFORE THE DRAINAGE

AUTHORITY OF

COUNTY DITCH #19

In the matter of the Redetermination of Benefits of County Ditch #19 in Faribault County.

NOTICE OF HEARING ON VIEWERS REPORTS

Notice is hereby given, that a proceeding has been commenced by the Drainage Authority of County Ditch #19 Faribault County, Minnesota, for the redetermination of benefits and damages and benefited areas and damaged areas of said drainage system.

That the proceeding is pending.

That the viewers appointed herein have made and filed their report in the office of the Faribault County Auditor-Treasurer in Blue Earth, Minnesota.

That the following is a brief description of the lands drained by County Ditch #19 by its main open ditch, various laterals, extensions and tile systems. Said system drains all or part of the following townships in Faribault County Barber Township Sections 16, 17, 20, 21, 22.

That the names of the owners thereof, and municipal and other corporations affected thereby, as shown by the Viewer’s Report are as follows: BECKER, DENNIS & BETTY; BECKER, DENNIS & KAY; HARDY, EVELYN B TRUST AGREEMENT ETAL; HAUGH, IRMA; HEFNER, DONALD; KLINKNER, DANIEL FRANK; KRAMER, MARY KAYE REVOC TRUST; MEITZNER, JOEL W ETAL; MENSING, VIOLA IRREVOC TRUST; MIETZNER, JOEL W ETAL; NAGEL, KENNETH & MARGARET; SKOGEN, LAURA ETAL; TIBODEAU, DONALD O; TIBODEAU, JAMES & RITA K; TIBODEAU, PATRICIA A; WALKER, KEVIN R; WEIR, CRAIG S & TONIA J; WILLETTE, PATRICK A TSTY TRUST; BARBER TOWNSHIP; FARIBAULT COUNTY

AND THAT, THEREFORE, on February 25, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in Faribault County Ag Center Meeting Room, 415 South Grove St in Blue Earth, MN the Drainage Authority of said system shall hear and consider said viewers’ report, and all the persons interested in the redetermination of benefits are invited to appear and be heard before the Drainage Authority, for and against the proposed redetermination of benefits with respect to any other matters in connection therewith. A copy of the viewers’ report can be examined at the office of the Faribault County Auditor, 415 North Main, Blue Earth MN. Reports may also be found online at www.co.faribault.mn.us Dated this 28th Day of January, 2015.

DRAINAGE AUTHORITY

OF COUNTY DITCH #19 FARIBAULT COUNTY

By John L. Thompson,

Faribault County

Auditor-Treasurer

February 2, 9, 16, 2015

____________________________

STATE OF MINNESOTA

COUNTY OF FARIBAULT

BEFORE THE DRAINAGE

AUTHORITY OF

COUNTY DITCH #56

In the matter of the Redetermination of Benefits of County Ditch #56 in Faribault County.

NOTICE OF HEARING ON VIEWERS REPORTS

Notice is hereby given, that a proceeding has been commenced by the Drainage Authority of County Ditch #56 Faribault County, Minnesota, for the redetermination of benefits and damages and benefited areas and damaged areas of said drainage system.

That the proceeding is pending.

That the viewers appointed herein have made and filed their report in the office of the Faribault County Auditor-Treasurer in Blue Earth, Minnesota.

That the following is a brief description of the lands drained by County Ditch #56 by its main open ditch, various laterals, extensions and tile systems. Said system drains all or part of the following townships in Faribault County Barber Township Sections 8, 9,17.

That the names of the owners thereof, and municipal and other corporations affected thereby, as shown by the Viewer’s Report are as follows: ADDIS, RAYMOND D & DEBRA L; BARBER TOWNSHIP; CLAUDE, DANNY & CLAUDE, ROBERT N; MARSH, RONALD C; NAGEL, KENNETH & MARGARET; NAGEL, PHYLLIS P LIFE EST ETAL; PAUL, LARRY G & MARSHA F; SONNEK, DAVID P; STEVERMER, JOSEPH W ETAL; TIBODEAU, PATRICIA A; WERNER, LAWRENCE & MARIE

AND THAT, THEREFORE, on February 25, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in Faribault County Ag Center Meeting Room, 415 South Grove St in Blue Earth, MN the Drainage Authority of said system shall hear and consider said viewers’ report, and all the persons interested in the redetermination of benefits are invited to appear and be heard before the Drainage Authority, for and against the proposed redetermination of benefits with respect to any other matters in connection therewith. A copy of the viewers’ report can be examined at the office of the Faribault County Auditor, 415 North Main, Blue Earth MN. Reports may also be found online at www.co.faribault.mn.us

Dated this 28th Day of January, 2015.

DRAINAGE AUTHORITY

OF COUNTY DITCH #56 FARIBAULT COUNTY

By John L. Thompson,

Faribault County

Auditor-Treasurer

February 2, 9, 16, 2015

____________________________

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage:

DATE OF MORTGAGE: October 08, 2004

ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $18,800.00

MORTGAGOR(S): Rose M. Meyer and Daniel L. Garver, each a single person

MORTGAGEE: Wells Federal Bank, FSB

DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: October 12, 2004 Faribault County Recorder

Document Number: 329313

Transaction Agent: Not Applicable

Transaction Agent Mortgage Identification Number: Not Applicable

Lender or Broker: Wells Federal Bank, FSB

Residential Mortgage Servicer: Wells Federal Bank

Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable

COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Faribault

Property Address: 490 N Broadway, Wells, MN 56097-1521

Tax Parcel ID Number: 302380830

LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot Three (3) in Block Five (5) in Butternut Farm Addition to the Village of Wells, Faribault County, Minnesota, according to the Plat of said Addition on file in the Office of the Register of Deeds of said County

AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $6,520.67

THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof;

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 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM

PLACE OF SALE: 320 Dr. H. Russ St., Blue Earth, MN 56013

to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorney fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within twelve (12) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns.

If the Mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. 580.23, the Mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. on March 24, 2016, or the next business day if March 24, 2016 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.

Mortgagor(s) released from financial obligation: NONE

THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

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.

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.

DATED: November 26, 2014

MORTGAGEE: Wells Federal Bank formerly known as Wells Federal Bank,

a Federal Savings Bank

Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A.

Attorneys for Mortgagee

7616 Currell Blvd Ste 200

Woodbury, MN 55125-2296

(651) 209-3300

File Number: 032325F01

February 9, 16, 23,

March 2, 9, 16, 2015

____________________________

STATE OF MINNESOTA

COUNTY OF FARIBAULT

FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

DISTRICT COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

Court File No. 22 PR 15 45

Estate of

Beverly Ann Wilson,

Decedent

NOTICE AND ORDER OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL AND

APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS

It is Ordered and Notice is given that on March 3, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at 415 N. Main St., Blue Earth, Minnesota, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the Will of the Decedent dated, September 29, 2014, (“Will”), and for the appointment of Kelly A. Schnittger, whose address is 316 W. 6th St., Blue Earth, MN 56013 as Personal Representative of the Estate of the Decedent in an Unsupervised administration. Any objections to the petition must be filed with the Court prior to or raised at the hearing. If proper and if no objections are filed or raised, the Personal Representative will be appointed with full power to administer the Estate, including the power to collect all assets, to pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, to sell real and personal property, and to do all necessary acts for the Estate.

Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the Personal Representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred.

Dated: January 28, 2015

BY THE COURT

Douglas L. Richards,

Judge of District Court

Adele Kiehm,

Deputy Court Administrator

(COURT?SEAL)

Dated: January 28, 2015

Attorney For Petitioner

Ryan A. Gustafson

Frundt & Johnson, Ltd.

117 W. 5th Street, P.O. Box 95

Blue Earth, MN 56013

Attorney License No: 0392220

Telephone: (507) 526-2177

Fax: (507) 526-4477

Email:rgustafson@

frundt-johnson.com

February 9, 16, 2015

____________________________

STATE OF MINNESOTA

COUNTY OF FARIBAULT

DISTRICT COURT

FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

PROBATE COURT DIVISION

Court File No. 22 PR 15 83

In Re: Estate of

Susan C. Johnson,

Deceased

ORDER AND NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF

PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE IN UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION AND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS:

It is Ordered and Notice is hereby given that on March 31, 2015, at 10:30 o’ clock A.M. a hearing will be held in the above named Court at Blue Earth, Minnesota, for formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the will of the above named decedent, dated November 6, 2013, and for the appointment of Stanley Joseph Johnson, whose address is 1010 East Fifth Street, Blue Earth, Minnesota 56013, as personal representative of the estate of the above named decedent in unsupervised administration, and that any objections thereto must be filed with the Court. That, if proper, and no objections are filed, a personal representative will be appointed to administer the estate, to collect all assets, pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, and sell real and personal property, and do all necessary acts for the estate.

Notice is further given that ALL CREDITORS having claims against said estate are required to present the same to said personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred.

Dated: February 4, 2015

Douglas L. Richards, Judge

Adele Kiehm,

Deputy Court Administrator

(COURT SEAL)

Attorney:

Douglas L. Johanson

Johanson Law Firm

9 North Main – PO Box 66

Winnebago, Minnesota 56098

Telephone No.: 507-893-4866

License No.: 50453

February 16, 23, 2015

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FARIBAULT COUNTY

BOARD OF

COMMISSIONERS

SYNOPSIS

DECEMBER 16, 2014

1. Commissioners Groskreutz, Roper, Young, Loveall and Warmka were present. The pledge of allegiance was recited.

2. Approved minutes and synopsis of December 2, 2014.

3. Approved agenda of December 16, 2014.

4. Years of Service awards were presented as follows: 40 years: Mary Evans and Bonita Zimmer; 30 years: Ronald Gaines and Earl Iverson; 25 years: Dawn Leland, Donald Anderson, and Todd Hanevik; 20 years: Mark Adams, Mark Nelson, and Michael Gormley; 15 years: Erin Bromeland, John McDonald, Roger Perrizo, and Barry Meyers; and 10 years: William Groskreutz and Robert Roelofs.

5. Approved hiring Leah Hanson, Stephanie Wolff, and Brandon Schaeffer of Blue Earth as part-time dispatch/jailers in the Sheriff Department.

6. Approved 2.5% wage increase for non-union employees effective January 1, 2015 and to set insurance premiums at $665 per month for employees (single or family) enrolled in the $1,000 deductible plan and at $543 per month for employees (single or family) enrolled in the $5,000 deductible plan. Faribault County will additionally contribute $3,300 annually, $275 per month for those enrolled in the HSA, or VEBA plans ($5000 deductible plan eligible participants).

7. Approved joint powers agreement to establish Faribault/Martin County Transit Board, a public transit program for purposes of providing a coordinated service delivery and funding source for public transportation.

8. Approved Resolution 14-PZ10-47 granting a conditional use permit to Douglas K. Meyer for a temporary staging area to be utilized by ITC Midwest in conjunction with two electric utility projects in the A-2 General Agriculture District. Commissioners Groskreutz, Roper, Warmka, and Young voted yes. Commissioner Loveall recused himself due to a potential conflict of interest.

9. Approved Resolution 14-RB11-48 for Local Road Improvement Program funding for the reconstruction of CSAH 103. Commissioners Groskreutz, Loveall, Roper, Warmka, and Young voted yes.

10. Approved Resolution 14-RB12-49 requesting an advance for financing approved County State Aid Highway projects from the Commissioner of Transportation in an amount up to $1,300,000. Commissioners Groskreutz, Loveall, Roper, Warmka, and Young voted yes.

11. Approved change order to the contract with Holtmeier Inc. on CD 24 repair project.

12. Approved Resolution 14-CB-50 setting board salaries, per diem expenses, and mileage rates for 2015. Commissioners Groskreutz, Loveall, Roper, and Young voted yes. Commissioner Warmka voted no.

13. Approved Resolution 14-CB-51 to commit fund balances to Human Services, Public Works, Ditch and Debt Service funds in compliance with GASB #54. Commissioners Groskreutz, Loveall, Roper, Warmka, and Young voted yes.

14. Approved Auditor to pay expenditures on December 30, 2014 and provide a list at the January 6, 2015 meeting.

15. Approved Auditor to advance funds from the General Fund into ditch funds with negative balances as deemed appropriate.

16. Adopted Resolution 14-CB-52 amending the 2014 General Fund budget. Commissioners Groskreutz, Loveall, Roper, Warmka, and Young voted yes.

17. Approved payment bills totaling $ 268,980.88.

18. Approved partial payment of $28,400 to Skluzacek Tree Mover’s LLC for tree removal on CD25 and JCD514.

19. Opened public hearing for 2015 levy and budget. Faribault County Accountant Darren Esser, Lawrence Everett, and Brian Klingbeil also attended.

20. Adopted Resolution 14-CB-53 setting the 2015 levy and budget. Commissioners Groskreutz, Loveall, Roper, Warmka, and Young voted yes.

Discussion was held concerning the following:

1. D. Fellows met regarding central services business.

2. M. Stindtman met regarding soil and water business. Douglas Meyer, Planning and Zoning Board Chair Morris Hanson Jr., and ITC representatives also attended.

3. J. McDonald met regarding public works business.

Complete minutes are on file in the Central Services Office.

The meeting was adjourned Sine Die for 2014.

Tom Loveall, Chairman

John Thompson,

Auditor/Treasurer/

Coordinator

February 16, 2015

____________________________

FARIBAULT COUNTY

BOARD OF

COMMISSIONERS

SYNOPSIS

JANUARY 6, 2015

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

2. Elected Groskreutz chair and Warmka vice-chair for 2015.

3. Approved minutes of December 16, 2014.

4. Approved agenda of January 6, 2015.

5. Table building demolition issue until the next board meeting.

6. Approved Resolution 15-CB-01 setting gopher bounty for 2015 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.

7. Authorized commissioners, other officials, and the central services director to attend association, region, and district meetings and approve in-state travel.

8. Appropriated $1,000 from general revenue to the agricultural society for 2014 per Minnesota Statute 375.79.

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

10. Set per diems of $40 per day for lay committee members and set mileage reimbursement for lay committee members and employees at the IRS rate

11. Approved an agreement with attorneys at law Rupp, Anderson, Squires & Waldspurger P.A. to provide professional services in the area relating to zoning and land use issues with a $3,600 retainer for 2015.

12. Approved displaying the national motto “In God We Trust” in the board room and directed staff to obtain suitable signage.

13. Approved Resolution 15-CB-02 to accept Aquatic Invasive Species County Program Aid for funds received in 2014 and 2015. Commissioners Groskreutz, Loveall, Roper, Warmka, and Young voted yes.

14. Set the first and third Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. as regular board meeting dates and set the first Tuesday of each month following the regular board meeting as drainage authority meeting dates for 2015.

15. Appointed entire board to various committees for 2015.

16. Changed committee assignment for Personnel to chair and vice chair. Commissioners Groskreutz, Roper, and Young voted yes. Commissioners Loveall and Warmka voted no.

17. Appointed individual commissioners to certain committees for the year 2015.

18. Appointed Don Nichols of Kiester to the Housing and Redevelopment Agency board for a term ending December 31, 2017.

19. Appointed Duane Ehrich of Blue Earth to the Board of Adjustments for a three-year term ending December 31, 2017.

20. Appointed Morris Hanson Jr. of Blue Earth to the Board of Adjustments for a three-year term ending December 31, 2017.

21. Appointed Lars Bierly of Blue Earth to the Economic Development Authority for a five-year term ending December 31, 2019.

22. Appointed Kerry Doyle of Easton to the Extension Committee for a three-year term ending December 31, 2017.

23. Appointed Rick Herman of Wells to the Extension Committee for a three-year term ending December 31, 2017.

24. Appointed Justine Hougen of Blue Earth to the Housing Redevelopment Authority for a five-year term ending December 31, 2019.

25. Appointed Kimberly Sasse of Frost to the Library Board for a three-year term ending December 31, 2017.

26. Appointed Duane Ehrich of Blue Earth to the Planning Commission for a three-year term ending December 31, 2017.

27. Appointed Morris Hanson Jr. of Winnebago to the Planning Commission for a three-year term ending December 31, 2017.

28. Amended 2012 detour agreement with Minnesota Department of Transportation to reflect that the detour was in place for 87 days rather than the 40 days originally stated.

29. Approved requests of S. Adams, M. Gormley, and M. Purvis to attend a 1-day BCA field drug analysis testing certification at Mankato; D. Fellows to attend a 2-day NPELRA labor relations academy in Plymouth; and D. Fellows to attend two 1-day IMPA HR trainings in St. Paul.

30. Approved partial payment to Holtmeier Construction of $207,007.61 on Project No. 12-14012.

31. Approved payment bills totaling $178,222.67, which includes the bills paid in the last week of December 2014.

Discussion was held concerning the following:

1. Blue Earth City Administrator Tim Ibisch met regarding building demolition.

2. D. Fellows met regarding Central Services business.

3. M. Stindtman met regarding Soil and Water/Planning and Zoning business.

4. D. Hanson met regarding Veteran Services business.

5. M. Gormley met regarding Sheriff business.

Complete minutes are on file in the Central Services Office.

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

William Groskreutz Jr., Chair John Thompson,

Auditor/Treasurer/

Coordinator

February 16, 2015

____________________________

FARIBAULT COUNTY

BOARD OF

COMMISSIONERS

SYNOPSIS

JANUARY 20, 2015

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

2. Approved minutes of January 6, 2015.

3. Approved agenda of January 20, 2015.

4. Authorized Blue Earth City Administrator to move forward on forfeited tax demolition of Parcel No. 21.200.7471 with Faribault County, City of Blue Earth, and the adjoining landowner sharing cost of wall reinforcement.

5. Approved Resolution 15-RB01-03 to enter into a detour agreement with Minnesota Department of Transportation for Trunk Highway 253 project. Commissioners Groskreutz, Loveall, Roper, Warmka, and Young voted yes.

6. Approved purchase of two Ford Police Interceptor SUV’s from Fairmont Ford for $57,376 plus fees. Two other quotes were received from Blake Greenfield Chevrolet of Wells for $68,572.20 plus fees and from Nelson Auto of Fergus Falls for $58,031.90 plus fees.

7. Approved joint powers agreement establishing the Region One Southeast Minnesota Homeland Security Emergency Management Organization.

8. Approved renewal of the South Central Drug Investigation Unit joint powers agreement.

9. Approved 2015 hauler licenses to B & B Sanitation of Winnebago, Hansen Sanitation, Inc. of Kasota, Hometown Sanitation Services, LLC of Windom, LJP Enterprises, Inc. of North Mankato, Mason City Recycling of Mason City IA, City of Minnesota Lake, Thompson Sanitation of Clarks Grove, Waste Management of Fairmont, and Peterson Refuse and Demo of Wells.

10. Approved requests from S. Adams and M. Purvis to attend a 5-day FBI basic crisis negotiation school in Stillwater, L. Frommie to attend a 3-day Governor’s HSEM conference in Brooklyn Center, M. Lacher, K. Boettcher, A. Noll, and M. Murphy to attend a 3-day correctional officers training in Morton, and K. McGowen, T. Sunken, M. Sonnek, and J. Howard to attend a 3-day correctional officers training in Walker.

11. Closed meeting for discussion of potential litigation issues proposed by the County Attorney. Present were the full board, Auditor/Treasurer/Coordinator John Thompson, County Attorney Troy Timmerman, and Central Services Director Dawn Fellows.

12. Approved payment bills totaling $570,237.75.

Discussion was held concerning the following:

1. Blue Earth City Administrator Tim Ibisch met regarding building demolition.

2. J. McDonald met regarding Public Works business.

3. M. Gormley and S. Adams met regarding Sheriff business.

4. M. Stindtman met regarding Soil and Water/Planning and Zoning business.

5. D. Hanson met regarding Veteran Services business.

6. B. Rabbe met regarding Solid Waste business.

7. D. Fellows met regarding Central Services business.

Complete minutes are on file in the Central Services Office.

William Groskreutz Jr., Chair John Thompson,

Auditor/Treasurer/

Coordinator

February 16, 2015

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Notice of Public Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the City of Blue Earth will be hosting an informational railroad meeting in the Public Safety Building Meeting Room at 120 S. Walnut Street at 11:00 a.m. on February 25, 2015. Members of the public are welcome to attend, ask questions, and express their concerns to local railroad representatives at this meeting.

February 16, 23, 2015

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the General Manager at the office of Blue Earth Light & Water, Blue Earth, Minnesota, 125 East 7th Street, Blue Earth, MN 56013, until 2:00 P.M. CDT on March 3, 2015, for the Generator Additions project. At said time and place, bids will be publicly opened and read. Bids will be acted upon by Blue Earth Light & Water at a subsequent meeting.

The work is described in general as follows:

Modifications to two existing containerized generator sets, one unit rated 1825 kW and the other unit rated 1135 kW. The project includes furnishing and installing air pollution control equipment consisting of container modifications, steel structures, mechanical piping, silencer and catalyst, and the necessary controls and wiring for both generator sets. The project also includes replacing the existing switchgear and installing new controls, connection to SCADA, and associated components for the 1135 kW generator set. Modifications to the 1825 kW generator set include protection relay replacement and connection to SCADA.

The above work shall be in accordance with the specifications and proposed form of contract now on file in the offices Blue Earth Light & Water in Blue Earth, Minnesota, by this reference made a part hereof, as though fully set out and incorporated herein.

Contractors desiring a copy of the project documents for individual use may obtain them from www.questcdn.com. You may download the digital plan documents for $15 by inputting Quest project #3700228 on the website’s Project Search page. Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information. An optional paper set of the bid forms and specifications for individual use may be obtained from the office of the Engineer, DGR Engineering, 1302 South Union, P.O. Box 511, Rock Rapids, Iowa 51246, telephone 712-472-2531, fax 712-472-2710, website www.dgr.com, e-mail dgr@dgr.com, upon payment of $100, none of which is refundable.

Each bid shall be made out on bid forms furnished by the Engineer and shall be accompanied by Bid security in the form of a certified check or bid bond, made payable to: Blue Earth Light & Water, Blue Earth, Minnesota, in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the bid. The bid security