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Pa00e 16 Legal Notice NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE KINGSTON TOWNSHIP The Kingston Township board will meet November 4, instead of November 5 due to Election Day. Meetings are held at the Kingston Legal Notice REQUEST FOR QUOTES FOR SNOW REMOVAL Independent School Dis- trict 739 is now taking quotes for snow removal for the 2013-2014 school year. Quotations must be based on information that may be picked up in the District Office at 100 Highway 55 West, Kimball, Minn. Selected contractor must provide proof of insurance list- ing the ISD 739 as an additional Legal Notice PUBLIC NOTICE CITY COUNCIL VACANCY The Kimball City Council will be appointing a person to fill a vacancy on the Kimball City Coun- cil through December 31, 2014. Candidates must be a qualified voter in the State of Minnesota, a U.S. Citizen, at least 21 years of age on the date he/she would assume office and be a resident of the City of Kimball. Residents interested in serving on the Kimball City Council for the remaining term are asked to submit an application to the City. Interested persons may obtain an application by going to www. LoCals Government Thursday, October 10, 2013 Tri-County News Community Center at 7:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Gall Schiefelbein / clerk Kingston Township Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays, Oct. 10 and 17, 2013. insured. Quotations will be accepted until 1 p.m. Monday, October 21, 2013. Submit quota- tions to the following: Kimball Area Public Schools, John K. Trita- baugh, Superintendent, P.O. Box 368, Kimball, MN 55353. Please note "Snow Removal Quotation" on the outside of the envelope. Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays, Oct. 10 and 17, 2013., or by contact- ing City Hall at (320) 398-2725, or Applica- tions are due by November 1, 2013, at noon. Applications must be sub- mitted in a sealed envelope clearly identified with "Council Vacancy Application" on the outside and should be sent to: City of Kimball, Attn: Nicole Pilarski Clerk/Trea- surer, P.O. Box 238, Kimball, MN 55353. All applicants should plan on attending the November 5, 2013, City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. to be interviewed. Nicole Pilarski Clerk/Treasurer Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays Oct. 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2013. Kimball council holds public hearing on assessments, announces vacancy By lean Doran Matua, Editor At its Sept. 17 meeting, the Kimball city council approved the offer from Northern Natural Gas to install an odorizer facility on a corner of the city's irrigation land to the east of Kimball (at the SE corner of Co. Rd. 44 and 83rd St). The council agreed to sell its 1991 GMC Top-Kick truck and the 1996 Ford plow truck, and to pur- chase a 2008 GMC Top-Kick truck for $39,000 (plus taxes and title transfer fees), and a sander for the new truck. The council may seek high school students to volunteer to scan documents and other activi- ties at City Hall. The city will look into the pos- sibility of emailing utility bills; the cost would be $995 to set it up in the city's current accounting soft- ware program, plus the cost of another vendor to actually send the bills. The council is investigating set- ting up a Planning & Zoning Com- mission to review such matters and make recommendations to the council for action. The council will look into grants to replace the boardwalk in Willow Creek Park; what is there is not salvageable. At its Oct. 1 meeting, the coun- cil accepted the resignation of councilman Nate Osmundson who has moved to Des Moines and was not present. They will appoint his replacement, with the term of office expiring Dec. 31, 2014. Applications may be submitted to the city office to be considered, and the deadline is Nov. 1, 2013. (See notice on this page.) Street project assessments Dave Lommel of SEH (the city's engineering firm) held a pub- lic hearing on utility assessments for the most recent 2010 street improvement project that began in February 2009. This is one of the final steps of the project that is nearly completed. Lommel sum- marized what was accomplished with the project: replacing streets as they were (same width, with or without curb and gutter); replaced 8-inch sewer lines; in alleys the crumbling clay pipe was fixed by putting PFC pipe inside the old clay pipe; installed new 8-inch water main with new I-inch ser- vice to property lines; water treat- ment filter rehabilitation water tower rehabilitation. The streets involved were Spruce Ave., Elm St., Oak St., Cherry St., Hazel Ave. (west of Elm St.) and three alley locations. The project was completed under the estimated cost, and there are $333,361 remaining; not all needs to be returned, and some still may be used for related proj- ects. Property_ owners are being assessed for 25 percent of the cost of these repairs, based on their frontage footage, with the city sub- sidizing the remaining 75 percent (i.e., paid for by all city taxpayers). This is consistent with how other projects in Kimball have been assessed. The extra taxes may be paid now, or over 15 years at 4.5 percent interest. There are special considerations for seniors, dis- abled, and active military. For corner lots, the city's pol- icy is to consider 100 percent of the shorter side of the street, and 33 percent of the longer side; this is 100 and 33 percent of the 25 per- cent being assessed. Hail damage bids Bids were opened for repair of hail damage to city property in June. Bids were received from: KUE Contractors $158,976; Young Bros. Construction $142,117; APSC $205,559. Since bids were not equivalent, the council will review them carefully and meet again at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, to make a decision. The council will next meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in a spe- cial meeting. The next regular meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 5. Meetings are always open to the public. An open forum is part of the meeting's agenda, or you may request to be placed on the eve- ning's agenda by calling city hall at least a week ahead of time. / Legal Notice UNOFFICIAL MINUTES CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT BOARD OF MANAGERS WORK SESSION SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 - 7:00 P.M. KIMBALL CITY HALL, KIMBALL, MN Chair Schiefelbein called the Work Session Meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Managers Bob Schief- elbein, Mary Ellen Wells, Paul DeGree and Jerry Risberg were present. Others in attendance were Greg Bild, Jeff Hagg, Brandon Lar- kin, Jeremy Sivula, Jeff Westrum, Brian Koski (Septic Check), Dean Nelson (Septic Check), Jeff Golden, Cole Loewen, and Administrator Dennis Loewen. Motion #WS13-09-1: DeGree, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to adopt the Agenda. All managers voted aye. Brian Koski and Dean Nelson from Septic Check presented on four topics regarding the Clear- water Harbor and Hidden River Sewer Systems. They are: 1. Telemetry and alarm issues, including work performed by Telemetry & Process Controls, Inc. 2. Updates to maintenance schedule, including new emer- gency signage. 3. 215 Alder Road sewer backup - potential safe guards. 4. System upgrades recom- mendations. A copy of Septic Check's report is available for review at the Dis- trict's office. Lengthy discussion was held regarding all four topics. Sum- mary of discussion listed below: 1. After corrections were made, the telemetry system was tested and found to be working. 2. Both systems are meet- ing current requirements from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. However, the sand filters are still not working to their design specifications. There is potential for the system to be required to conduct extra treatment for nitro- gen removal in the future. 3. Brandon Larkin, owner of 215 Alder Road, will contact the District office in the next couple of weeks after reviewing the sug- gested options for potential safe guards. 4. Jeff Westrum, resident in attendance, informed the Board there will be a petition circulated among the residents on the Clear- water Harbor Sewer System to have the Board of Managers hire a third-party to investigate the root issues with the systems and make determinations on fault, if any. 5. Septic Check will address these items: a. Find solution to nuisance alarm, r b. Check into upgrading battery backups. c. Change inspection of battery backups to monthly. d. Change alarm structure so that Clearwater Harbor lift sta- tions will continue to pump to treatment area even if recircula- tion alarm is active. e. Ensure lift station pump sequencing - lift stations down the line will not pump until con- firmed above lift stations are oper- ational (power outages). 6. Office staffwill address these items: a. Calculate how much has been expended per year on upgrades to the existing telemetry system. b. Send out reminder to res- idents of both system (with 4th quarter mailing) to contact the emergency number listed on the system when alarm lights are on. c. In investigating the ques- tion of fault for poor performance of systems regarding the sand fil- ters and telemetry, seek input from District legal counsel on questions of: bonding, system design, faulty construction litigation and chain of fault, and Wenck Associates, Inc. exposure to fault. 7. Board of Managers will con- tinue discussion on these items: a. Formation of a task force to assist Board of Managers in dis- cussion of upgrades. b. Beginning preliminary anal- ysis of upgrades to both systems. c. Question of fault for poor per- formance of systems. This overall discussion will continue at the Board's October 23, 2013 Work Session. Greg Bild, Jeff Hagg, Bran- don Larkin, Jeremy Sivula, and Jeff Westrum left the meeting at 8:24 p.m. The Board reviewed the Sep- tember 25th, 2013 financial update. Motion #WS13-09-2: Wells, sec- onded by Risberg, made a motion to pay bills of $18,360.52 in 11 pay- ments, subject to audit. All Man- agers voted aye. Motion #WS13-09-3: Wells, sec- onded by DeGree, made a motion to pay invoice from Telemetry & Process Controls in the amount of $945.00. All Managers voted aye. Cole Loewen gave an update on the District's insurance coverage. Due to not receiving more thor- ough information until today, Cole Loewen recommend this item be cover at a later meeting. After dis- cussion, Board set this item to be included on the agenda for the October 9, 2013 regular meeting. Cole Loewen reminded the Board of the call for annual resolu- tions from the Minnesota Associ- ation of Watershed District's. The Board has no resolutions to sub- mit for this year. Administrator Loewen reviewed the remainder of the District's Staff Report, which included: 1. Minutes from the Septem- ber 17, 2013 Advisory Commit- tee meeting, as well as a recom- mendation to remove Gerald Auge from the Advisory Commit- tee due to inactivity, and to seek a replacement. 2. 2013 Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) Academy train- ing event. 3. Staff recommendation to purchase a one-year, $50,000.00 Certificate of Deposit (CD) at Annandale State Bank instead of the previous two-year CD pur- chase approved by the Board at their August 14, 2013 regular meeting. 4. Request for Board to com- plete questionnaire from the Mis- sissippi River (St. Cloud) Water- shed Project. 5. Attendance by Administra- tor Loewen at a Clear Lake Prop- erty Owners Association meeting on October 29, 2013 to discuss the future of aquatic invasive species (AIS) treatment on that lake. 6. Open period for RFPs for fis- cal year 2014 BWSR grants. 7. Further correspondence from Paul Jorgensen regarding appealing the Board's decision to take no action on his request as presented at the September 11, 2013 public hearing on amending Project #06-1. 8. Correspondence from the Lake Augusta Association regard- ing their petition to change the Lake Augusta Milfoil Treatment Project to an AIS Project. 9. Adjustments to Timber- woods and Springdale Resort Association's units of benefit for the Clearwater River Chain of Lakes (1980) Operation and Main- tenance Assessment per review of original Appraisal Report, with Wright County Assessor Office, and District attorney. During the discussion of the Staff Report as listed above, the following motions were made: Motion #WS13-09-4: Ris- berg, seconded by DeGree, made a motion to remove Gerald Auge from the District's Advisory Com- mittee due to inactivity, and to promote the opening on the com- mittee to the general public. All Managers voted aye. Motion #WS13-09-5: Ris- berg, seconded by DeGree, made a motion to authorize registra- tion for the 2013 BWSR Academy (and subsequent lodging) for Cole Loewen and Administrator Den- nis Loewen. All Managers voted aye. Motion #WS13-09-6: Wells, sec- onded by DeGree, made a motion to purchase a one-year, $50,000.00 Certificate of Deposit fromAnnan- dale State Bank. All managers voted aye. Under other business, discus- sion was held on: 1. Wright County Board of Commissioners will be posting to fill the seat vacated by former manager Kampa. 2. DNR staff from St. Paul will be examining Thiel Creek some- time in the next couple of weeks to determine if there has been a change in hydrology. 3. Legal descriptions for the easements at Kimball Stormwa- ter Phase II have been completed by the surveyor. District attor- ney is incorporating them into the easements. Permitting is moving forward. 4. Letter to the common inter- est holders regarding the High- way 55 component of the Cedar Lake Watershed Protection and Improvement Project were sent out last week. Motion #WS13-09-7: DeGree, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to Adjourn. All managers voted aye. THESE MINUTES ARE AVAIL- ABLE AT: CRWD AUDIT REPORTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE ANNANDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY Chair, Bob Schiefelbein Secretary, Paul DeGree Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.