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PAGE 14 October 6, perty taxes due Stearns County residents are reminded that the deadline to pay second half property taxes is fast approaching. The second half of the 2016 real estate tax is due and payable on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. This is the last day to pay the second half without penalty. The Agricukural Property tax deadline is Nov. 15, 2016. To make paying taxes more convenient, Stearns County has several payment options. Taxes can be paid online for the Direct Payment Plan.4:30 p.m. License Center West is with a check or money order. on Stearns County's website at Taxpaymentscanalsobemade open from 8:30 - 5 p.m. Property owners in Stearns A link can in person at either the Stearns If the payment is mailed, itCounty can sign up to receive Tax be found onthe home page. Online County Service Center in Waite must be postmarked by the post Statements, Truth in Taxation payments can be completed with Park, at 3301 County Road 138, office no later than Oct. 17,toavoid Notices, and Stearns County E-Check or credit card. about one blockwest of Mills Fleet penalties. State law does not allow Valuation notices by email. To get Residents can set up ACH pay- Farm off 28th Avenue South, or any exceptions. Penalty rate infor- started, go to the Stearns County ment plans. These payments are at the Treasurer's Office in the mation is shown on the reverse website and fill out the online automatically deducted from Stearns County Administration side of the tax statements. Contact electronic statement request form. a checking or savings account. Center at 705 Courthouse Square, your local post office before mail- For questions, contact the Payments are spread over either a Room 136 in downtown St. Cloud. ing the payment for procedures Treasurer's Office at (320) quarterly or 10-month period. It's Offices are open Monday through and business hours. To ensure 656-3870, or by e-mail at taxes@ easy to sign up for and easy to can- Friday. The Treasurer's Office in proper credit, return the stub poro cel. Call (320) 656-3870, and ask downtown is open from 8 a.m. to tion of the tax statement along Legal Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Stearns County Planning Commission, in and for the County of Stearns, will conduct public hearings: 1. To consider a rezoning request submitted by Fox Ridge Properties LLC, South Haven MN to rezone approximately 10 acres from the Agricultural 80 zoning district to the Commercial zon- ing district in accordance with Section 4.10 of Stearns County Land Use and Zoning Ordinance #439. The property under consid- eration is part of the NE1/4SW1/4, Section 5, Maine Prairie Township (122/28), lying easterly of Co Rd 142. Property address is 19500 Co Rd 142, South Haven MN. 2. To consider a rezoning request submitted by Gerald & Debra Gillman, South Haven MN to rezone approximately 61.98 acres from the Residential 5 zon- ing district to the Agricultural 40 zoning district in accordance with Action taken on the applications Section 4.10 of Stearns County will be available shortly after Land Use and Zoning Ordinance the meeting at the same web site #439. The property under consid- location. erationis part of the NEll4SWI/4, All interested persons are Section 5, Maine Prairie Township invited to attend said hearings or (122/28), lying southerly of Co Rd submit written testimony prior 44. Property address is 6225 Co Rd to the hearing date, either in sup 44, South Haven MN. port of or in opposition to the pro- Notice is further given that the posed request. Written testimony above hearings will be held on should be submitted to the Stearns Thursday, October 20, 2016, begin- County Environmental Services ning at 6:00 p.m. at the Stearns Department, Administration County Service Center West, Center, Room 343, 705 Courthouse Room 121B & C/D, 3301 County Square, St. Cloud, Minnesota Road 138, Waite Park, Minnesota. 56303. A copy of the proposed requests LeRoy Gondringer, Chair are on file in the Stearns County Stearns County Planning Environmental Services Office, Commission County Administration Center, Barrier Free Status: This meet- Room 343, 705 Courthouse Square, ing will be accessible to the hand- St. Cloud, Minnesota and can be icapped. Attempts will be made viewed during regular business to accommodate any other indi- hours. This request/information vidual need for special services. can also be viewed approximately Please call (320) 656-3613 early so one week prior to the meeting at arrangements can be made. by clicking on Published in the Tri-County Board and Committee meetings. News Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. Fishing regulations may continue on Carnelian and Pleasant Lakes Experimental regulations ini- in Stearns County tially put in place in 1996 reduced The Minnesota Department of the sunfish possession limit on Natural Resources will hold pub- these lakes from 30 fish to 10 fish. In lic meetings in October to discuss 2007, the possession limit was fur- its proposal to make permanent ther reduced from 10 to five. Since reduced bag limits for sunfish on that time, the average size of sunfish Carnelian and Pleasant Lakes in has improved in both lakes, and the Stearns County. percentage of sunfish larger than The meeting regarding 8 inches has increased. The regu- Pleasant Lake will be from 7 to lation continuation will help pro- 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Rockville tect the size structure of the sunfish City Hall, 229 E. Broadway St., population ontheselakes. Rockwille. The proposal for Carnelian Written comments will be Lake will be discussed from 7 to accepted through Oct. 28, for 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Kimball those who are not able to attend CityHall, 1 Main St. N., Kimball. the meetings. For more informa- The proposed regulation would tion, or to submit comments, con- apply only to sunfish species and tact ]oe Stewig, Sauk Rapids area would be in place indefinitely, fisheries manager, 1035 South Under the proposal, anglers would Benton Drive, Sauk Rapids, MN only be able to possess five sunfish 56379, (320) 223-7867, joe.stewig@ when fishing either of these lakes, For All Your Agricultural & Residiential CONCRETE Needs Mathies Concrete FREE ESTIMATES (320) 247-0345 PROTECT THE HOME THAT BRINGS YOUR DREAMS TO CALL ME TODAY. 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