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Pa00e 10 Legal Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON IMPROVEMENTS TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN TIME AND PLACE: Notice is hereby given that the Board of Managers for the Clearwater River Watershed District will meet at the Annandale Middle School located ii the City of Annandale, Minne- sota, at 7 O&apos;clock p.m. on Septem- ber 8th, 2010, to consider adop- tion of a resolution ordering the amendment of the Clearwater River Chain of Lakes Restoration Project to provide for the ongoing operation and maintenance of the project's stated goals. NATURE OF PROJECT: The Project shall consist of steps nec- essary to reduce/control the flow of phosphorus and other nutrients into Clearwater Lake. The Engi- neer's Technical and Cost Report for this amendment and improve- ment to the Clearwater River Chain of Lakes Restoration Project has been filed with the managers and are subject to inspection. ESTIMATED COST: There will be no increase in the cost of the Project to construct the proposed improvements and no current assessment as the improvements Lol00als Government Thursday, September 2, 2010 rri-County News- Kimbl, MN ...... _-__-_-Z:_7--I !NNNiiiljii!i Legal Notice NOTICE TO ALL CITIZENS OF THE CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Managers will hold a pub- lic hearing on the proposed 2011 budget for the Clearwater River Watershed District as follows: Date: September 08, 2010 Time: 7:00 p.m. Place: Annandale Middle School, Superintendent's Confer- ence Room, Annandale, Minne- sota All citizens of the Clearwa- ter River Watershed District are invited to attend the public hear- ing. The board will vote to approve or disapprove the budget at the hearing. GENERAL FUND General Government total ............................ $136,750 Advisory Committee ........ ,,.$1,450 Gram Applications ............. $6,000 Filter Strip Program ........ .. $ 8,600 Buffer Strip Program ......... $4,800 Education Program ........... $13,050 Plan/Plat Review ................... $900 Web Site ............................... $1,800 Comprehensive Plan Update .......................... $1,500 Clearwater/Grass Bog Removal, ........................ . $250 C Meierhofer V-Notch ........ $2,000 replace a portion of the Project for which funds have previously been reserved. There will be future expenses to maintain the Project through the Use of existing funds and special assessments, which are determined annually. AREA PROPOSED TO BE ASSESSED: Those properties that are currently assessed for the Operation and Maintenance of Clearwater River Chain of Lakes Restoration Project. AUTHORITY: The Board of Managers for the Clearwater River Watershed District proposes to proceed under the authority granted by Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 103D, as amended. WRITTEN OR ORAL OBJEC- TIONS: Such persons as desire to be heard with reference to the pro- posed improvement will be heard at this meeting. Written or oral objections will be considered. DATED: Wednesday, July 28th, 2010. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF MANAGERS MARVIN BRUNSELL, Chairman Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays, Aug. 5, 12, 26, and Sept. 2, 2010. Special Projects Account ...... $400 Other Special Projects ..... $60,750 Transfers to Other funds.. $17,950 Total General Fund ........ $256,200 Other Funds Augusta Bog ........................... $500 Pleasant Lake Outlet ............. $250 Data Acquisition Fund ..... $67,750 1980 Project Maint. Fund ............................ $98,130 Cedar #06-1 Maintenance ............... $27,150 Clearwater Lake Milfoil... $39,500 Lake Augusta Milfoil .......... $4,125 Willow Creek Stormwater .... $200 Kingston Wetland Restoration ..................................... $147,850 Cedar, Albion, Swartout, Henshaw ...................... $10,910 Hidden River Maintenance .............. $20,540 Rest A While Maintenance ................ $6,575 Cleaiwater Harbor Maintenance .............. $51,650 Lake Louisa Hills Maintenance ................... $250 Wandering Ponds Maintenance ................ $2,550 TotalAll Funds ................... 734,130 B3' order of the Board of Man- agers, Clearwater River Watershed District. Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays, Aug. 5, 12, 26, and Sept. 2, 2010. Urdahl seeks to restore flag holders thermore, the stars are reserved for special occasions such as Memo- rial Day and the Fourth of July. The medallions are displayed year- round. "Our veterans put their lives on the line to protect America and we should ensure our country's flag is flown over their grave sites on patriotic holidays," said Urdahl, who serves on a House commit- tee pertaining to veterans affairs. "We acknowledge budgets are tight these days and some difficult deci- sions must be made, but we are asking veterans officials to take another look and see if there's a way to werk this out." Service clubs like the Ameri- can Legion and Veterans of For- eign Wars may continue providing bronze stars, but non-members are likely to be overlooked. for veterans State Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, is working to restore a state program which provides bronze star flag holders for the grave sites of military veterans. The Minnesota Dept. of Veter- ans Affairs recently indicated it will discontinue issuing the flag hold- ers to qualifying deceased veterans, allowing new bronze medallions offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to serve as markers. Meeker County Veterans Service Committee members disagree with this decision on at least a couple of fronts and asked Urdahl to help remedy the situation. This week Urdahl issued a letter to state VA officials, Urging them to consider restoring the flag holders. One source of contention is, unlike the state's traditional bronze stars, the federal medallions are not designed to hold flags. Fur-. Legal Notice NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE The monthly meeting of the Fair Haven Town Board will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010. Leslie Rose Fair Haven Township Clerk Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays, Aug. 26, and Sept. 2, 2010. Legal Notice UNOFFICIAL MINUTES CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT BOARD OF MANAGERS MEETING AUGUST 11, 2010 - 7:00PM ANNANDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL, ANNANDALE, MN Board Chairman Brunsell called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Managers Bob Schief- elbein, Mark Kampa, Roland Froyen, and Marvin Brunsell were present. Manager Jerry Ris- berg was absent. Others in atten- dance were Meeker County Com- missioner Wally Strand, Wright County Commissioner Rose Thelen, Engineer Norm Wenck, Cole Loewen, Administrator Merle Anderson, and Assistant Adminis- trator Dennis Loeweff. Motion #10-08-1: Kampa, sec- onded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to" adopt the Agenda. All managers voted aye. Motion #10-08-2: Kampa, sec- onded by Froyen, made a motion to adopt the Consent Agenda. All managers voted aye. Manager Froyen led discussion regarding implementation of the Clearwater River Watershed Dis- trict Wastewater Task Force rec- ommendations. Board Chairman Brunsell explained the working relationship between the City of Saint Cloud and neighboring cit- ies' wastewater treatment. He did not suggest that a sewer district be created in the CRWD. Managers Kampa and Schiefelbein indicated that they feel the current county policies for upgrading of individ- ual septic systems is appropriate. CRWD staff and managers will find out what policy Stearns and Wright Counties have regarding inspection and upgrading of indi- vidual septic systems on property that is held in trust. Motion #10-08-3: Schiefel- bein, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to pay bills. All managers voted aye. Assistant manager Loewen dis- tributed aerial photos of A1Wolff's property near Swartout Lake and explained Mr. Wolff's plan for cre- ation of a sediment basin. Engineer Wenck distributed the CRWD Watershed Management Plan, Second Draft Revision for manager and staff review. Manag- ers will bring suggestions regard- ing this plan to the next Work Ses- sion; after which CRWD staff will meet with partners to review the plan. Assistant Administrator Loewen reviewed the following: 1. Notices for 1980 Project Amendment Public Hearing have been sent. 2. Conservation Corps of Min- nesota may save 11 days of their work schedule for next spring. 3. Notice for Wright County Road 40 bridge replacement. 4. Five Lakes Total Maximum Daily Load contract will soon be complete. 5. Restawhile Shores sediment basin drain pipe cleaning will be done in September or October 2010. 6. Kingston Wetland Work Plan has been approved. Engineer Wenck distributed and explained the Willow Creek protection plan. Motion #10-08-4: Froyen, sec- onded by Kampa, made a motion to approve the Willow Creek Improvement Plan and call for bids. All managers voted aye. Engineer Wenck indicated that an aeration permit needs to be signed. He also mentioned that Cedar Lake experienced an algae bloom early; but it since has cleared up. Swartout Lake is very clear this year and the Depart- ment of Natural Resources may do a vegetation inventory of Swartout Lake. Assistant Administrator Loewen presented the levy and assessment forms to the manag- ers. Motion #10-08-5: Kampa, sec- onded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to send levy and assess- ment requests for data acquisi- tion to the counties. All managers voted aye. Administrator Anderson reminded the managers that grants for funding protection of unimpaired waters are now avail- able. Administrator Anderson and Board Chairman Brunsell have been requested to attend a meet- ing with the city of Annandale and School District 742 to discuss future plans for the former Annan- dale Wastewater Treatment site. Manager Kampa reported that Lake Augusta Association has requested funding for five more years of milfoil control. Manager Kampa gave a video presentation of a recent mud lift demonstration on the Lake Augusta Channel West. Motion #10-08-6: Kampa, sec- onded by Schiefelbein made a motion to adjourn. All managers voted aye. These minutes are available at <www.crwd.org>. CRWD audit reports are avail- able at the Annandale Public Library. Board Chairman, Marvin Brunsell Secretary, Mark Kampa Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. Online service to check voter registration status Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announces launch of online service for Minnesotans to check their voter registration status Office begins fall voter regLtration and education drive Secretary of State Mark Ritchie Wednesday, Aug. 25, said Minne- sotans visiting the office's out- reach booth at the State Fair this year will have an opportunity to use the office's new online service to check whether they are regis- tered to vote this fall. "Often, voters are unsure if they're registered or are unaware that their registration is out- of-date because they may have recently moved," Ritchie said. "In just seconds, this easy-to-use service will quickly inform vot- ers whether they are registered at their current address and provide links to resources to guide voters on what to do if they are not." How it works: Voters visit <www.sos.state. ran.us>, and select the office's Voter Registration Lookup Ser- vice. Voters simply enter their name, birthday, and address and the service will quickly tell voters whether they are registered at that address. If they are not, the service will provide links to information on how and where to register. The service will also provide voters the date of their next election and the location of their polling place if they are registered to vote. The office continues to use technology in an effort to help vot- ers participate in their democ- racy. In addition to the new voter registration lookup, the office has partnered with the United States Postal Service (USPS) since 2009 to update voter registrations auto- matically. Minnesotans who move and complete a USPS change-of- address form to permanently for- ward their mail to their new res- idence may now receive a green postcard in the mail confirming their registration was updated automatically. Approximately 14 percent of Minnesota residents change their residence annu- ally. The office has already helped update more than 100,000 voter registrations through this pro- gram. In 2008, the office partnered with the Overseas Vote Founda- tion to create an online service to make it easier for Minnesota's mil- itary and overseas voters serving abroad to participate in elections. More than 5,000 voters used the service to request their absentee ballots in 2008. The service helped to increase the number of ballots returned from 27 percent in 2006 to 76 percent in 2008. "The Voter Registration Lookup is another innovation this office created to help voters partici- pate in the upcoming election," Ritchie said. "Stop by the office's State Fair booth to get registered, get informed, and get ready to vote Tuesday, Nov. 2." The Minnesota State Fair marks the beginning of the office's fall drive to register and educate vot- ers about the November election. The office has planned statewide college campus visits, will attend numerous festivals and commu- nity events and conduct voter edu- cation workshops. For more infor- mation about voter eligibility, reg- istration and elections, visit the office at <www.mnvotes.org>. We have J_IW Plat Books with 9-1-1 addresses and legal land descriptions from $23. 00 + tax downtown Kimball (320) 398-5000