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Thursday, March 26, 2009 Tri-County News * Kimball, MN Page 13 Legal Notice sor, and also to determine whether OFFICE OF COUNTY ASSESSOR corrections need to be made. TO THE CLERK OF If you believe the value or clas- THE TOWNSHIP OF KINGSTON sification of your property is incor- MEEKER COUNTY, MINNESOTA rect, please contactyour assessor's NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, office to discuss your concerns. If That on Wednesday, the first you are still not satisfied with the day of April, 2009, at 1 to 1:30 p.m., valuation or classification after has been fixed as the date for the conferring with your assessor, you meeting of the Local Board of may appear before the local board Appeal and Equalization in your of appeal and equalization. The Township of Kingston for said board shall review the valuation, year. This meeting should be held classification or both if necessary, in your office as provided by law. and shall correct it as needed. Gen- The purpose of this meeting is to erally, an appearance before your determine whether taxable prop- local board of appeal and equal- erty in the city has been properly ization is required by law before valued and classified by the asses- an appeal can be taken to your Green Acres legislation passed This legislation should ade- with the agreement that, should the quately address the majority of the property owner wish to sell within problems, says State Senator Steve that time, the covenant is transfer- Dille, (R- Dassel) who voted last able. week to pass H.E 392, a federal con- Finally, for those parcels of land formity tax bill which contains pro- that will be removed from the Green visions to clean up the problems Acres program, not going into the caused by last sessions tax legisla- new conservation plan, but would tions that had negatively impacted have qualified under the old Green many Minnesotans partic!pating in Acres rules, a provision was made. the states Green Acres program. This specifies that the ten-acre The measure fixes the major minimum size requirement will be problems with the law. The defini- considered to be met for real estate tion of agricultural land has been that had consisted of ten acres or changed to include land that has more Hat had previously qualified been set aside for conservation for treatment under the old rules. programs such as RIM and CRP. "These changes should ade- The bill also allows for the transfer quately address about 99 percent of the land to children and changes of the problems that had been the repayment period to three brought to our attention," said Sen- years. If you choose not to be in the ator Dille. program you do not have to begin Constituents wishing to find out repayment for one year. more information, or contact Sena- For land that still does not qual- tor Dille, at the capitol can do so by ify for the Green Acres program, calling (651) 296-4131, by e-mail- a new conservation plan will be ing him at , or by sending mail to his sen- ers to put a covenant on the land ate office at 103 State Office Build- they wish to receive preferential ing, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King tax treatment on for eight years, lr. Blvd., St. Patti MN 55155. county board of appeal and equal- Legal Notice Flood- related Web, ization. FAIRHAVEN TOWNSHIP Pursuant to the provisions of ZONING BOARD phone resources Minnesota Statutes Section 274.03, NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS University of Minnesota Exten- you are required to give notice of 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2009 sion announced today its coordi- said meeting by publication and Byron Gehrke 3018 165th Street, nated system of online and phone posting, not later than ten days Clearwater, MN 55320, is request- answer resources available for prior to the date of said meeting, ing a Conditional Use Permit to be those with flood-related questions, Given under my hand this 2ndable to apply Bio-Solids to his farm both during a food emergency and dayofMarch, 2009. fields in Sec. 23 TWP122R28W. while cleanup efforts are under- Robert ]. Anderson This is following Sec. 403. of the way. CountyAssessor Fairhaven Zoning Ordinances. According to the National Meeker County, Minnesota This public hearing is open to any- Weather Service, the Red River Published in the Tri-County one wanting to attend, will ultimately reach major flood News Thursdays, March 19 and 26, 7:45 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2009 stage and has a strong likelihood 2009. Brian E. Tommerdahl is of a crest measuring among the top requesting a Variance on his prop- five highest on record, at various 'Millions: A erty located at 1425 Basswood points along the watershed. Adeep Road, South Haven, MN Parcel snow-pack, recent heavy rain, and 'y/o*+e'" #09.05413.0000, Section 01 TWP- expected rain, have elevated the 121NR28W. He had an accessory springflood threat in the Red River The Stearns History Museum building built without a Town- Valley as well as in other parts ofthe announces "Millions: A Lot- ship permit or Stearns County Midwest. tery Story" DVD is now available permit. The building size is larger "Many communities are already at the museum store. This 2008 than allowed; it is located on 30 ft. preparing for and taking measures DVD by Paul LaBlanc featuresof the dirt road; it has higher side- to mitigate these flood threats over four of the famous kitchen work- walls than what the Fairhaven the next few weeks, but the fre- ers from Holdingford High School Township Ordinance allows. The quency, intensity, and size of storms who won the lottery along with 12 building is 24' x 48' with side walls crossing the region in the next two other employees in 2003. The 16 over 12' high and is 1,152 square weeks will signifcantly affect the employees split up $95,450,000 on feet. This is following Sec. 504.3 of magnitude of the flood crest as it a shared Powerball ticket, which the Fairhaven Zoning Ordinances. moves north through the Red River works out to $5,965,625 each. This This public hearing is open to any- watershed," according to Dr. Mark engaging documentary examines one wanting to attend. Seeley, Extension Climatologist. what happens when winning the Ruth B. Johnson The toll-free phone services and ukimate dream comes true. OfFairhaven Township Extension's flood impacts Web site, the four Holdingford women fea- Zoning Board , click tured, all come from large fam- Published in the Tri-County on "Floods & Rain," connect Min- ilies, all worked hard on family News Thursdays, March 19 and 26, nesotans to the most up-to-date dairy farms, many still keep dairy and April 2, 2009. information on food response, cattle as a second job, and none safety and cleanup issues. of them quit their jobs in the high The Farm Information Line school kitchen. The documentary their winnings. This fascinating (800) 232-9077, is a resource for also features two New York lottery tale of luck, loss, and redemption questions about water, crops, hot- winners, who were once famous received a "thumbs up" from film ticulture and climatology issues. because they were the first to win critic Roger Ebert. In addition, questions can be $5 million at the dawn of the lot- The DVD has a 101-minute run- e-mailed to the Farm Information tery, and became the stars of tele- ning time on widescreen and is Line at , and a writ- vision ads. The New Yorkers did available for sale at the Stearns ten response will be returned. not fare as well as the Holdingford History Museum for $19.95 plus women and ended up losing all of sales tax. 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