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8 19 T. _h la Thursday,]ulyll, 2013 .--,,v ti, 6 v Tri-Coun News * www.tricoun .... Eden Valley construction project is back on track By Jean Doran Matua, Editor Bids will be opened at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, for the $1,486,760 road and infrastructure project project. Despite delays in obtain- ing Mn/DOT approval that was expected this spring, it is expected that most of this project can still be completed during this con- struction season. As of the July 3 council meet- ing, 12 major contractors had requested the bid materials so far, in addition to the "usual" local contractors, said city engineer Kent Louwagie of Bolton-Menk. There are two related projects, dependent upon the city's proj- ect. The high school building must permanently relocate a sewer line that was temporarily moved to allow construction of the new gym; that will be done in coordi- nation with the city's project for cost efficiencies. CP Rail will do extensive work on the rail cross- ing on State Street and this must be completed this year. Mn/DOT's concern for the project is the possible short con- struction time. Because of that, an interim completion date of Nov. 1 has been set for this year's portion of the work, with all final work needing to be completed by Aug. 31, 2014. Louwagie, the council, and Jim Rademacher of the city's Public Works Department are working on changes lind requirements for construction to ensure best traf- fic flow and least disturbance, and also to make sure that the annual Valley Daze parade will for sure return next year. Storm shelter During the storm that swept through Eden Valley during Val- ley Daze, there was some confu- sion about where people should go for shelter. Some were told to go to the high school, others found shel- ter in the basement of the library. Part of this confusion was because lightning had struck the water tower the night before (Thursday) and knocked out the city's civil defense~ siren. Fire and police personnel went around town Friday as the storm hit tell- ing people to take shelter. Officially, the storm shelter for downtown Eden Valley is in the hallways of the high school. In case of emergency, entrances to the school will be unlocked, and it will be handicap-accessible. In the future, this information will be relayed to all vendors who partici- pate in Valley Daze. As of the July 3 meeting, only one siren was working after the lightning strike; they are waiting for parts, and phone line issues need to be resolved. Telemetry at the water plant took a lightning hit, but it was up and running by noon the next day thanks to the city's electrician. Jim Rademacher reported that a CP Rail train engineer wit- nessed the lightning strike. It hit the top of the water tower, and exited through the gas main and up through the city office where it "fried" the copier and a computer modem as well as all the surge suppressors. There was no other This library kiosk system is installed at Hugo City Hall. If the Eden Valley Area Library obtains two grants to install their own kiosk, it will be only the fourth in the state. computer damage, thankfully: Utility easement vacation The scheduled public hearing was held to vacate a portion of an abandoned street, Bell Street, in Eden Valley. The council agreed to do so, but could not vote or adopt the resolution because there was not a quorum. (There is currently a vacancy on the council, and member Cheryl Thielen did not attend the July 3 meeting.) It will be adopted at the Aug. 7 meeting. Library kiosk request Judy Thielen and Diane Thielen, representing the Eden Valley Area Library board of directors, requested a commitment from the council to pay one-half of annual delivery charges for a library kiosk system. The board is applying for two grants that would pay for pur- chase and installation of the kiosk system, and would pay the first year delivery, if granted. The coun- cil agreed to commit to the annual payment, about $2,500 per year, after the first year. (See photo above, and story on page 113 Police report The new squad car is in use and nearly finished; only the computer remains to be installed. New offP cer Zach Schwartz also is "up and running" and working out well. Planning and zoning One citizen, Michael Rip- ley, applied for a position on the Planning & Zoning Committee. It is anticipated that he will be appointed. No one has yet applied for the Zoning Administrator position. Clerk Mona Haag will continue to perform these duties, as needed, through 2013. Applications are still being sought for the part-time position; apply at city hall. The council unanimously approved the Planning & Zoning recommendations that included approving moving in storage sheds on three separate proper- ties, while another such request was denied because setbacks were not met, and yet another was denied until land ownership could be shown. The next meeting of the Eden Valley city council will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. Meetings are recorded and broadcast by Arvig on cable television. WWW. also are on-line tricountynews Legal Notice Chapter 4: Public Health andchises; granting special rights to NOTICE OF HEARING Welfare certain persons; authorizing pub- ON THE ADOPTION OF A Chapter 5: Public Safety lic improvements; authorizing the CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR Chapter 6: Licensed Activities issuance of bonds or borrowing of THE CITY OF KIMBALL, Chapter 7: Assessments money; authorizing the purchase COUNTY OF Chapter 8: Public Utilities or sale of real or personal property; STEARNS, MINNESOTA Chapter 9: Public Property granting or accepting easements, To whom it may concern: Chapter 10: Land Use Regula-plat or dedication of land to pub- Minnesota Statutes Sections fions lic use; or vacating or setting the 415.02 and 415.021 authorize the Chapter 11: Zoning Districts and boundaries of streets or other pub- city to codify its ordinances and District Provisions lic places; nor shall this repeal affect print them in a book. Chapter 12: Subdivision Regula- any other ordinance of a temporary Notice is hereby given that the tions or special nature or pertaining to council of the City of Kimball, In addition to the codification subjects not contained in or cov- Minnesota, will meet at 7:00 p.m., of existing ordinances, the Code of ered by the Code of Ordinances. July 16, 2013, to consider, and pus- Ordinances will contain substan- The official copy of this Code of sibly adopt, a city code consisting five amendments to the Zoning Ordinances shall be marked and be of the general ordinances of the Ordinance and Subdivision Regu- kept in the office of the city clerk. city as amended, restated, revised, lations. All prior ordinances, per- The Code of Ordinances Hill be updated, codified, and compiled in talning to the subjects treated in declared to be prima facie evidence book form, including penalties for the Code of Ordinances, shall be of the law of the city, and Hill be the violations of various provisions deemed repealed from and after received in evidence as provided by thereof, which shall constitute the the effective date of the ordinance Minnesota Statutes by the courts of "Code of Ordinances of the City of adopting the Code of Ordinances, the State of Minnesota. Kimball." This Code of Ordinances except as they are included and re- The ordinance adopting the will also adopt by reference certain ordained in whole or in part in the Code of Ordinances, and the Code statutes and administrative rules of Code of Ordinances. This repeal of Ordinances itself, shall take effect the state of Minnesota as named in shall not affect any offense com- upon publication of the ordinance the Code of Ordinances. mitted or penalty incurred, or any adopting the Code of Ordinances in The proposed Code of Ordi-right established prior to the effec- the city's official newspaper. nances shall consist of the follow- tive date of this ordinance, nor shall Nicole Pilarski ing titles: this repeal affect the provisions of City Clerk Chapter 1: General Provisions ordinances levying taxes; appropri- Published in the Tri-County Chapter2: Administration ating money; annexing or detach- "News Thursdays July 4 and 11, C.hapter3:Departments ing territory; establishing fran- 2013. ......... i i .... I ~Z ........ Local crime blotters aresidenceon582ndAvenue, Litchfield 11:30 p.m. the Sheriffs Office took Township. (See separate story on this a report of a domestic disturbance at a Wright County Sheriff's Office incident.) residence in the Watldns Trailer Park, July 3, Dennis Duane John- 8:59 a.m. the Sheriffs Office took a CityofWatkins. son, 62 of Annandale, was arrested report of tampering with a vehicle at Wednesday, luly3 in French Lake Township on the an address on 586thAvenue, Litchfield 3:38 a.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- charge of third-degree DWI. Township. patched Eden Valley Rescue and July 6, lohnathon Matthew 9:57 a.m. the Sheriffs Office took a Watkins Ambulance to a medical at Stenberg, 23 of Watkins, was report of criminal damage to property a residence on County Road 34, Eden arrested in Annandale on the at an address on 582nd Avenue, Litch- Lake Township in Steams Cotmty. One charges of disorderly conduct and field Township. individual was transported to Meeker resisting arreSt. 10:21 a.m. the Sherifdi Office took a Memorial Hospital. July 6, Peter Bryan Lansing, 27 of report of criminal damage to property 12:57 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- Clearwater, was arrested in Clear- at an address on 582nd Avenue, Litch- patched Watkins Ambulance and water on the charges of obstructing field Township. Kimball Rescue to a medical at a rest- legal process with force and third- 11:03 a.m. the Sheriff's Office took dence on 737th Avenue, North Kings- degree DWI refusal, a report of criminal damage to prop- ton Township. One individual was July 7, .Trever Ray Linder, 21 erty at an address on 222nd Street, transported to the St. Cloud Hospital. of South Haven, was arrested in LitchfieldTownship. 3:27 p.m. the Sheriff's Office Annandale on the charge of disor- 11:18 a.m: the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a suspicious derlyconduct, respondedtoacomplaintofacivilissue person near a residence on 330th July 7, Nicholas David Nelson, at a residence in the Watkins Trailer Street, KingstonTownship. Thedeputy 24 of Annandale, was arrested in Park. The deputy made contact and found all to be okay on arrival; the indi- Annandale" on the charge of third- advisedofoptions, vidual was working for a company con- degree DWI refusal. Thursday, luly4 tracted throughXcelEnergy. There were 24 property-damage 2:37 a.m. the Sheriff's Office 4:34 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took accidents, 7 personal-injury acci- responded to and dispatched Eden a report of theft from a residence on dents, 5 hit-and-run accidents, and Valley Rescue and Watldns Ambulance 367th Street, North Kingston Town- 5 car-deer accidents, to a medical at a'residence on County ship. There were 8 arrests for DWI, State Aid Highway 34, Forest Prairie 8:33 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- 16 underage-consumption arrests, Township. One individual was trans- patched Watldns Ambulance to a and 53 tickets for miscellaneous ported to MeekerMemorialHospital. medical at a residence on 170th Street, traffic violations reported this week. 11:55 a.m. the Sheriff's Office Luxemburg Township, Stearns Meeker County Sheriff's Office responded to a complaint of harass- County. One individual was trans- Sunday.luly7 ment at an address on 677th Avenue, ported to the St. Cloud Hospital. 12:47 a.m. the Sheriff's Office took Forest Prairie Township. Upon arrival Tuesday, |uly2 a report of a civil dispute at a residence thedeputyadvisedofoptions. 4:14 a.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- on 367th St., North Kingston Township. 2:26 p.m. the Sheriff's Office patchedWatldnsAmbulanceandEden Saturday.luly6 assisted Eden Valley Police Depart- Valley Rescue to a medical at a rest- 11:11 a.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- ment with transporting a female party denceonCountyStateAidHighway34, patched Watkins Ambulance for a who was arrested at an address on State Forest Prairie Township. One individ- medical at the St. Anthony Manor in Street North, Eden Valley on a McLeod ual was transported to Meeker Memo- Watkins. One individual was trans- Countywarrant. riatHospital. ported to St. Cloud Hospital. 5:53 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a 10:12 a.m. the Sheriffs Office took a 11:12 a.m. the Sheriff's Office took report of harassment at an address on report ofjuvenile trouble at a residence a report of a theft from a residence at 367th Street, North Kingston Town- on Friedman Street, EdenVall~y" 222ndStreet, LitchfieldTownship. ship. 3:34 p.m. the Sheriff's Office 12:28 p.m. the Sheriffs Office took a 6:45 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took responded to a report of a civil issue report of criminal damage to property a report of a domestic disturbance at at an address on 367th Street, North at an address on 222nd Street, Litch- a residence on Central Avenue North, Kingston Township. The deputy made field Township. City of Watkins. Also assisting was the contact with all parties involved and 3:03 p.m. the Sheriff's Office EdenValleyPoliceDepartment. advisedofoptions. responded t0 a complaint of a custody 7:25 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- 6:07 p.m. the Sheriff's Office issue at a residence on 742nd Avenue, patched EdenValleyRescue Squad and arrested Erik Michael Fauskee, age 50, Kingston Township. The deputy made Watkins Ambulance for a medical at of Eden Valley, on a Meeker County contact and advised of options. BrookViewApartments, ColemanAve- Warrant for a probationviolation. 4:37 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- nueEast, CityofEdenValley. Oneindi- Monday.lulyl patched Watkins Ambulance for vidualwas transported to the St. Cloud 3:45 a.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- a medical at St. Anthony Manor, Hospital. patched Watkins Ambulance, per the Watkins. One individualwas treated at 9:22 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a request of the Stearns County Sheriffs thesceneandnotransportwasneeded, report of a domestic disturbance at a Office, for a medical at a residence on Friday. Iuly5 residence in the Watkins Trailer Park, Calumet Road, Fairhaven Township. 2:01 a.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- City ofWatkins. One individual was transported to patchedEdenValleyRescueSquadand 11:11 p.m. the Sheriff's Office Buffalo Hospital. Watkins Ambulance for a medical at observed an unoccupied stalled vehi- 4:15 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- the Brook View Apartments, Coleman cle in the area of MN Highway 55 and patched Eden Valley Rescue and Ave. E., City of Eden Valley. One indi- 657thAvenue, Forest Prairie Township. Watkins Ambulance to a medical at vidualwas transported to the St. Cloud The deputy made contact with the a residence on Douglas Drive, Eden Hospital. owner who will make arrangements Valley. Oneindividualwas transported 8:35 a.m. the Sheriffs Office took a to have the vehicle, which is not a mad to MeekerMemorialHospital. report of a hit and rtm that occurred at hazard, removed.