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Thursday, April 28, 2011 all, NTri-Coun News Kimball, MN mlllmlmmllllllllM7 i ....... Le00als Government --- II Page 13 Legal Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC IIEARING Notice is hereby given that the Kimball City Council will hold a public hearing on May 3, 2011, at 7:15 p.m., in the City Coun- cil Chambers at 1 Main St N Kim- ball. The purpose of the hearing is to review a loan/grant applica- tion with USDA Rural Develop- ment for an upcoming utility and street project. All interested per- sons are invited to comment in person or in writing. Questions may be directed to the City Clerk/ Treasurer at (320) 398-2725. Nicole Pilarski Clerk/Treasurer Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays, April 21 and 28, 2011. Legal Notice DUST COATING NOTICE The Kingston Township board is offering dust coating to rural township residents located on township roads. Each rural resi- dence would be provided 300' x 18' application rate for township road. The cost to property owners will be 50 percent. Property owners may elect to have additional dust coating at full cost. If you are inter- ested in this service, contact Gall Schiefelbein 398-8400 ASAP. All information and paymer/t must be received by May 20. Application will not be provided without pay- ment in full. Kingston Township board Gall Schiefelbein / clerk Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays, April 28, and May 5, 2011. Water Patrol Deputy of the Year Wright County officer named DNR's Water Patrol Deputy of the Year The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has named Wright County Sheriff's Deputy Joel Mackereth as Water Patrol Deputy of the Year Award for his accomplishments in the field. Mackereth has been a peace officer in Wright County for 27 years and coordinates the Recre- ational Enforcement and Reserve Unit. His unit patrols more than 200 lakes and a number of rivers in the county year-round. DNR Boat and Water Safety Coordinator Kim Elverum said of Mackereth at the award presenta- tion, "Your efforts in providing ser- vice to the citizens and local units of government in the county, as well as boaters, anglers and other water users, show that you are an ,outstanding professional who is a great asset to both Wright County and the state of Minnesota." Mackereth's career includes I holding positions as a part-time deputy beginning in December ,1983; a full-time deputy in April of 11984; a patrol sergeant in May 1995; and coordinator of both the Sher- iff's Office Recreational Enforce- ment and the Reserve Program units starting in 1997. "I've worked with Joel for many years in Wright County and he is .always easy to get along with," said DNR Conservation Officer Brian Mies (Annandale). "He has been ,very helpful on boat and water safety issues through the years." Mackereth's duties include supervising, organizing and train- hag full time, temporary and volun- teer reserve personnel. He is also responsible for the application and dministration of both state and federal grants, along with the issu- ance of structure permits. He is ,charged with approval and moni- toring of all permitted events, coor- dinating and cooperating with such organizations as local and state agencies, sheriff's departments, and city fire and police depart- ments throughout the county. He also manages a fleet of equip- ment that includes boats, snowmo- biles, trucks and ATV's and a hover- craft along with other equipment which is required for field opera- tions. Mackereth's organizational skills have brought the county's boat and water safety program to the fore- front. In 1997, he was the only full- time deputy in the recreational enforcement unit and increased its size to meet growing demand by recruiting 30 part-time deputies, 65 water patrol volunteers and add- ing the sheriff's reserve unit. He has also kept up required training for both the recreational and reserve unit personnel, including the oper- ation of personal watercraft, shal- low-water drive craft, hovercraft and traditional patrol boats. He has continued training and certification of the county sheriff's dive team members in all opera- tional phases, including open water and through-ice operations. He completed classes in boating acci- dent investigation, drowning inves- tigation and personal watercraft use for enforcement. Mackereth has responded to and investigated a number of boat- ing accidents and drownings in the county during his career. He has made a special effort in reaching out to the citizens of Wright County through lake association meetings, instructing youth in various recre- ational safety classes and teaching water safety skills to the volunteers in the "Let's Go Fishing" program. The annual Water Patrol Deputy of the Year award goes to individu- als who display superior effective- ness and professionalism as county sheriff's boat and water safety dep- uties. Auction of surplus vehicles, equipment April 30 State will sell surplus trucks/ cars, boats, tractors, and more at April 30th public auction in New UIm Sale includes heavy duty pickup trucks, tandem axle plow truck, Lt800 & F450 dump trucks, F700 flat bed, ATVs, snowmobiles, trailers From tractors and trailers to boats and snowmobiles to cars and trucks, the state's Saturday, April 30, surplus auction in New Ulm offers something for nearly every need. The public auction of state and local government surplus property will include: More than 65 cars and trucks Several boat/motor trailer pack ages Outboard motors, boats, trail- ers and canoes Ford and John Deere Tractor/ loaders Snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles Many miscellaneous items A preliminary list of items is online at public/auct_info.aspx?ID=167. The gates open for inspection and registration at 8 a.m. at the Brown County Fairgrounds, 1200 North State Street in New Olm. Bid- ding begins at about 9:30 a.m. All items are sold as-is, where-is; sales are final and must be settled in fifll with cash or personal check the day of the auction. Convenient, quick and easy reg- istration and bidding numbers are now both available online. The only requirements are a computer with an internet connection and a printer; simple instructions are on the Surplus Services website, www., then click on the 7kuctions' link. Current customers of the state's MinnBid internet auc- tion service can get a bidding card online in just seconds. Legal Notice BOARD OF APPEALS AND EQUALIZATION FOR FAIR HAVEN RESIDENTS Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, April 28, 2011, beginning at 10 a.m. the Board of Appeal and Equalization will meet at the Fair Haven Town Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether taxable prop- erty in the township has been prop- erly valued and classified by the assessor. If you believe the tax value or classification on your prop- erty is incorrect, please contact Kathy Korte at the Stearns County Assessor's for an appointment for reviewal at that date and time. Leslie Rose Fair Haven Township Clerk Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays, April 21 and 28, 2011. Legal Notice MAINE PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP OFFERING DUST CONTROL The Maine Prairie Township board is again offering dust con- trol on township roads, with prop- erty owners paying $27.00 per 100' and the township paying the other half for the 18' sweep of Calcium Chloride. Payment must be received before dust control is applied. Let- ters will be sent out to residents who had dust control last year. You may sign up at the May 10th regular board meeting or call Terre Harff, at (320) 398-2905, leave your name, address and phone num- ber. Application forms must be received back to the clerk by May 10th. Terre Harff, Clerk/Treasurer Published in the Tri County News Thursdays, April 21 and 28, 2011. Legal Notice KINGSTON TOWNSHIP SPECIAL TOWN MEETING The Kingston Township board will hold a Special Town Meeting May 3, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. This meet- ing is being held to discuss the Fire Levy amount that was decided on at the Annual Meeting. Due to the Dassel Fire amount coming in after the Annual Meeting the board feels the amount should be lowered to adjust the amount to the actual amount being charged for services. All interested Kings- ton Township residents are wel- come. Any questions, call Gail Schiefelbein / Kingston Township Clerk 320-398-8400. Submitted by: Gail Schiefelbein / clerk Kingston Township Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays, April 21 and 28, 2011. WWW. tricountynews.MN Legal Notice REGULAR MEETING UNOFFICIAL MINUTES BOARD OF EDUCATION APRIL 20, 2011 IND. SCHOOL DISTRICT 739 KIMBALL, MN The Regular School Board meeting was called to order by chair Helgeson at 6:30 p.m. with all members except Dockery pres- ent. The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all in attendance. Zipoy/Gagnon approved the agenda as amended, adding a report from the Activities Com- mittee. MC Celebrations and Successes of Students and Staff included Regan Dockery and Jonathan Bisila going to State Speech competition; spring sports season is underway; four Kimball students receiving Black Belts; another round of test- ing completed. Mr. Widvey reported on fin- ishing testing; scheduling is com- plete and the master schedule is being built; Project Lead The Way is moving forward; band concert scheduled for May 16 has been moved to May 23; senior class to attend a St. Paul Saints game on May 25th; seniors did a cleanup of school grounds on April 12th. Mr. Tritabaugh reviewed some of the happenings at the Elemen- tary. MCA testing is finished; Ele- mentary students taking NWEA tests the first week of May; PIE will be donating funds to purchase an LCD projector and a computer for a Smart Board; the interview team would like to let the board know that they feel very confident and positive in recommending Erin Durga as their top choice. Mr. Tritabaugh reviewed upcoming meetings: April 28th at 5:00 will be a Special Board Meet- ing to approve the roofing bid(s); May 18th - Benton-Stearns Edu- cation District; May 18 - Regular Board Meeting; May 25- quarterly Health & Safety Committee meet- ing. A copy of the 2011 Tax Capac- ity Rates was given to each mem- ber. Committee reports included See - Mr. Tritabaugh, Benton- Stearns Education District - Hel- geson, Board Planning- Helgeson; Activities- Helgeson and Zipoy. Zipoy/Schreiner approved the listed bills in the amount of $171,628.39. MC Gagnon/Schreiner approved the consent agenda. MC The con- sent agenda included: Approve minutes of March 16, 2011 Board Meeting; Accept donation of $85.41 from PIE toward the 'I Love to Read pizza party'; Accept dona- tion of $59.80 from Mary Bernardy and Donald Hagan toward Accel- erated Reader Quizzes; Approve reinvestment of $196,000 CD at Privatebank & Trust, Bloomfield, IL, for one year maturing 3126112 at .45 percent; Approve reinvest- ment of $97,000 CD at Israel Dis- count Bank of New York, NY, for one year maturing 4/1/12 at .50 percent. The treasurer's and quarterly reports were reviewed and dis- cussed. Stenger/Gagnon accepted donation of $400 from Cenex for Kimball FFA. MC Zipoy/Schreiner accepted res- ignation of Tom Hart, effective at the end of the current school year. MC Gagnon/Schreiner accepted resignation of Gretchen Laakso, effective at the end of the current school year. MC Gagnon/Zipoy accepted resig- nation of Maggie Lundorff, effec- tive at the end of the current school year. MC Zipoy/Gagnon accepted resig- nation of Jason Mortenson from football coaching effective fall 2011. MC Schreiner/Gagnon accepted resignation of Paul Sundin from 7th grade football coaching assignment effective fall 2011. MC Zipoy/Schreiner accepted res- ignation of Ramsey Simon from 8th grade baseball coaching assignment effective spring 2011. MC Gagnon/Schreiner approved contract with Erin Durga, Elemen- tary Teacher, at BA lane, Step 3 of the Master Agreement beginning August, 2011. MC Zipoy/Schreiner approved assignment of Nate Schweit- ers, 8th grade baseball, effective spring, 2011. MC Gagnon/Schreiner approved contract with Elementary Prin- cipal lames Houseman for 2011- 2012. MC Schreiner/Zipoy adopted a res- olution authorizing a lease-pur- chase agreement for a 5-year tech- nology lease. MC Schreiner/Gagnon adopted a resolution authorizing a lease- purchase agreement for a 5-year technology lease. MC Zipoy/Stenger accepted the food service bid submitted by Taher, Inc. MC Zipoy/Gagnon accepted the quote received for replacement of the elementary gym floor received from Multiple Concepts Interiors. MC A contract with Aesop substi- tute placement will be tabled until the May meeting. Gagnon/Schreiner adopted the revised Fund Balance Policy DAA. MC Gagnon/Schreiner adjourned at 7:51 p.m. Judy Gagnon, Clerk (This is a summary of the min- utes of the School Board. To obtain a full copy of the official minutes, contact the District Office at 398- 5585, or check the District website at, us.) Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, April 28, 2011.