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............ ........ Legal Notice on the date he/she would assume must be submitted in a sealed PUBLIC NOTICE office, be a resident of the City of envelope clearly identified with CITY COUNCIL VACANCY Kimball and cannot hold another "Council Vacancy Application" The Kimball City Council office if deemed "incompatible" on the outside and should be sent will be appointing a person to with thisposition, to: City of Kimball, Attn: N/cole fill a vacancy on the Kimball Residents interested in serv- Pilarski Clerk/Treasurer, P.O. Box City Council that will occur on ing on the Kimball City Council 238, Kimball, MN 55353. All appli- May 17, 2016. This appointment for the remaining term are asked cantsshouldplanonattendingthe will last until a certificate of elec- to submit an application to the June 7, 2016, City Council meeting t/on is issued to the winning can- City. Interested persons mayat 7:00 p.m. to be interviewed. d/date of the special election that obtain an application by going N/cole Pilarski will be held at the next regular to, or by Clerk/Treasurer City election. Candidates must contacting City Hall at (320) Published in the Tri-County be a qualified voter in the State of 398-2725, or cityoJ~imball@ News Thursdays, May 12, 19, 26, Minnesota, at least 21 years of age Applications are due by and June 2, 2016. June 7, 2016, at noon. Applications noace: :i:i!: i!i!ii:i !i!i!iiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiii!iiiilili: )iiiiii:iiiii!ii !ii! ..... i!i:ii iiii iiiii:iiiiiiii ii i ii :! :i% iiii i iii i iiiii iiiii iiiiiii i i ii i iiii! iii i i!i ii! ..~ ................ ;~::::: - ...... ::: ;.... :; : ......: .... .: :: ,:.:.::.:. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: is anytfiifig that interferes with your reasonable aoilRy to use:and enjoy your lane. ........ WHAT KINDS OF NUISANCES DO COMMEIKIIAL HOG FARMS CREAllE FOR 111BR NBGHBORS? Odor. Dust. Flies. Noise. Airborne pesticides. Runoff. Diminished property values. Property damage.Contaminated water. Health problems. CAN LIVING NEXT TO A COMMBRCSN. HOG FARM ADVERSELY AFFECT MY HEAL1H? Yes. People living near commercial hog farms have reported odors so potent they begin vomiting every time they walk outside, even just trying to get from the house to the car. Of course, odors are just one very obvious way that a commercial hog farm can make you sick. More dangerous is the hidden contamination of your water and soil. Most studies that examine the health effects of commercial hogfarms air emissions focus on farm workers; however some have studied the effect on area schools and children. While all community members are at risk from lowered air quality, children take in 20-50 percent more air than adults, making them more suscepti- ble to lung disease and health effects (Kleinman, 2000). drop. One study shows that property value declines can range from a decrease of 6.6 percent within a three-mile radius of a CAFO to an 88 percent decrease within 1/10 of a mile from a CAFO (Dakota Rural Action, 2006). Another study found that negative effects are largest for properties that are downwind and closest to livestock (Herriges, Secchi, & Babcock, 2005). The size and type of the feeding operation can affect property value as well. Decreases in property values can also cause property tax rates to drop, which can place stress on local government budgets. As written in the book "CAFO: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories:" "Industry might argue that hog CAFOs with climate control and automated feed and water systems, are a modern version of hog heaven. But the realities can be hellish: 1,000 to 2,500 animals in a single building, with as many as 20 hogs crammed inside pens no bigger than a bedroom, with no straw, no mud, and absolutely no way to be a pig. A CAFO hog lives out its short miserable life on a hard concrete surface, producing huge volumes of waste, which falls through the slatted floors into a massive cesspool underneath the building before it's dumped out on the landscape." AREAS OF MOST CONCERN: The areas that this CAFO could affect the most are: There is consistent evidence suggesting that commercial hog farms increase Multiple Public Lakes - Carnelian Lake, Murray Lake, SchooISection Lake which flows asthma in neighboring communities, as indicated by children having higher to Lake Louisa, Lake Maria, Caroline Lake, Augusta Lake, and Clearwater Lake. rates of asthma (Sigurdarson & Kline, 2006; Mirabelli et at., 2006) CAFOs emit Multiple Trout Streams particulate matter and suspended dust, which is linked to asthma and bronchitis. A Federal Game Refuge Smaller particles can actually be absorbed by the body and can have systemic Several State Game Refuge effects. If people are exposed to particulate matter over a long time, it can lead to Countless home owners and their drinking water, decreased lung function (Michigan Department of Environmental Quality [MDEQ] Toxics Steering Group [TSG], 2006) CAFOs also emit ammonia, which is rapidly absorbed by the upper airways in the body. This can cause severe coughing md mucous build-up, and if severe enough, scarring of the airways. EFFECT ON AREA PROPERTY VALUES: Most landowners fear that when CAFOs move into their community their property values will drop significantly. There is evidence that CAFOs do affect property values. The reasons for this are many: the fear of loss amenities, the risk of air or water pollution, and the increased possibility of nuisances related to odors or insects. PAGE 1 June 2, 2016 Legal Notice THIS ITEM WILL NOT START NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PRIOR TO 8 p.m. at the Stearns Notice is hereby given that County Service Center West, the Stearns County Planning Room 121B & C/D, 3301 County Commission, in and for the Road 138, Waite Park, Minnesota. County of Stearns, will conduct A copy of the proposed request a public hearing to consider a is on file in the Stearns County request for a conditional use per- Environmental Services Office, mit submitted by Caesar I. Larson County Administration Center, of C. Larson Family Farms, Inc., of Room 343, 705 Courthouse Square, Amboy, MN (Applicant) and RD St. Cloud, Minnesota and can Offutt Company (Land Owner) be viewed during regular bus/- according to the requirements of ness hours. This request/informa- Section 4.4, 4.6, 4.8, 4.14, 6.7 and t/on can also be viewed approxi- 9.2 of Stearns County Land Use mately one week prior to the meet- and Zoning Ordinance #439 to ing at, by clicking construct a 122' by 496' total con- on Board and Committee meet- finement barn with a 122' by 496' ings. Action taken on this applica- by 10' deep under barn poured t/on will be available shortly after reinforced concrete liquid manure the meeting at the same website storage area, a 154' by 273.5' total location. confinement barn with a 154' All interested persons are by 273.5' by 2' deep under barn invited to attend said hearing or poured reinforced concrete l/q- submit written testimony prior uid manure storage area with a to the hearing date, either in sup- 3,063 square foot hallway, office port of or in opposition to the pro- and load out area that is located posed request. Written testimony between the two total confine- should be submitted to the Stearns ment barns and a 50' by 80' cam- County Environmental Services posting building for a total of 984 Department, Administration animal units (AUs) consisting of Center, Room 343, 705 Courthouse swine over 300 pounds. The prop- Square, St. Cloud, Minnesota ertyunder consideration is located 56303. at 15563 73rdAvenue, Kimball, MN LeRoy Gondringer, Chair in the S 112 of the NE 1/4 and the Stearns County Planning NE 1/2 of the SE 1/4 and the NE 1/4 Commission of the SW 1/4 of Section 25, Maine Barrier Free Status: This meet- Prairie Township (T122 R29W). ing will be accessible to the hand. (*This item will not start prior to 8 /capped. Attempts will be made p.m.) to accommodate any other indi- Notice is further given that v/dual need for special services. the above hearing will be held Please call (320)656-3613 early so on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at arrangements canbemade. the Planning Commission meet- Published in the Tri-County ing which starts at 6:30 p.m., BUT News Thursday, June 2, 2016. Legals also are posted online at www. trico untynews, mn available 24/7, archived, searchable, always there for you. TO PROMOTE, PRESERVE AN D PROTECT WATER R ESOU RCES WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF: ]HE DISTRICT IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN PROPERTY VALUES AND QUALITY OF LIFE ~ ~ Paid notice. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: IS PROPOSED? multi-building Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) : :.i.~ : ; ~.~:. I~t Bui ding: 122' x 496' Gestation barn with a 10' deep poured ~{~:;:~i ~ ~ ~: ~qocrete pit under the entire building, lakes ~ B~ildiag;::1541: ~ 2~5' Farrowing barn with a 10' deep poured .......... ~ f~ete pit under the ~tire building. 50' x 80' co~post Storage Building with concrete = ig: 3,063 square foot Office/Utility Building B~ilding: 36 x 48 Garage w th concrete floor roposed swine ~b~ which aO p{~O~e ~p t~ ~;0~ ~0,000 ~ gl~;tgper year," tg barns country businesses tha~ ybu may be majori~ 6f todayFs hog farm~: are i~rge industrial Sakes Op~ratlqns, and ~ce you get to kno~ ihe~ you'l fnd the term %iiiiiii : AS if the offensive ~!ii:~i~i:~a~ ~0~5, there are other, more ser!~s, ~idden ~a~t~Si !~S:t~ized hog farms produce they produce can ~a.e its way intoyo.r~ii ~i~ ~rouodwater, lakes, and streams, aswe!l asthe air, it Ca~ ~Iy prevent you from using and enjoying yo~ iahd, but ruin yo~ p~o~erty Ion&term, and result in serious illness toyou and yo~ ~amily. Needless to say it will destroy your property va!ue ma~!n~ it impossible for you to sell your no !o~ger usable land add ~epiace it. You'll be stuck with the nuisance :i Un!~s you take action. : ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: an~ finishing ,ouni lake~ i *Ho~z,e.PJes, stabl~ flies, & ~s~ttos wh~h sptc~d zoo~otic disesses, ~ch as W~st Niie v!r~s, ~t. Louis enceph~ltt~s, & eguiee encel~ha#ti~) ** Aft ho/Tt a flo~ra~m ~#t catty Hyd~'egen 3uff/de, ~n.9~}a, Pafflc~Jtafe tr~e~. &~o~/ns, Carbon Dl~xktte, Methane) all which can c~se health {tsks to ch#dtet~ at~ the edde~ly fe~m brorchtti& e~thn~, a,~d cardiac arrest.