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.........  ....... www.tricountynews.mn Legal Notice UNOFFICIAL MINUTES CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT BOARD OF MANAGERS WORK SESSION OCTOBER 23, 2013 - 7:00PM 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, Theresa Hagg, Brandon Larkin, Jeremy Sivula, Jeff Westrum, Lori Westrum, Jeff Golden, Cole Loewen, and Admin- istrator Dennis Loewen. Motion #WS13-10-1: DeGree, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to adopt the agenda. All managers voted aye. Chair Schiefelbein opened the public hearing on delinquent util- ity accounts. Administrator Loewen pre- sented the list of current delin- quent accounts for sewer sys- tems the District owns and oper- ates. Loewen also presented two requests to waive existing late fees and finance charges on 263 Baxter Rd. and 253 Battle Rd. These are properties on the Clearwater Har- bor Sewer System. Managers indicated for staff to review existing delinquent utility policy and make recommended changes at a future Board meeting that will assist staff in handling such requests going forward. Motion #WS13-10-2: Ris- berg, seconded by DeGree, made a motion to waive late fees and finance charges on 263 Baxter Rd. and 253 Battle Rd., with the under- standing this does not indicate a waiver of any future late fees and finance charges. All managers voted aye. Having no further comments from those in attendance, Motion #WS13-10-3: Wells, sec- onded by Risberg, made a motion to close the public hearing on delinquent utility accounts. All managers voted aye. Hearing closed at 7:12 p.m. Motion #WS13-10-4: DeGree, seconded by Wells, made a motion to levy all delinquent utility accounts to Stearns County for collection on property taxes after the November 30th, 2013, dead- line. All managers voted aye. Administrator Loewen opened continued discussion on the Clear- water Harbor Sewer System with a report on select expenditures for said system from January 1st, 2010 - current date. Loewen also indicated legal counsel is still working on a response to the ques- tions the board submitted, and will hopefully have said response at the November regular meeting. Open discussion was held with those in attendance. A summary of items to be addressed stem- ming from this discussion is listed below: 1. The report on select expen- ditures is useful: Staff will con- tinue with expanding the report to include all expenditures of similar nature for the Clearwater Harbor Sewer System Maintenance Fund. 2. Staff will also begin to com- pile a basic financial report show- ing total revenues and expendi- tures by year, as well as by type, for the Clearwater Harbor Sewer Sys- tem in order to facilitate discus- sion on how collected utility fees are being expended. 3. Staff will begin to develop comparisons of other sewer sys- tems, both in geographical loca- tion and similar type. 4. Staff will begin to compile opinions on life expectancy of Clearwater Harbor Sewer System components, starting with Dis- trict records. 5. Staffwill determine the expi- ration date of the Clearwater Har- bor / Hidden River Sewer Systems' permit with the MN Pollution Control Agency. This overall discussion will continue at the Board's November 13th, 2013 Regular Meeting. Greg Bild, Jeff Hagg, Theresa Hagg, Brandon Larkin, leremy Sivula, /eft Westrum, and Lori Westrum left the meeting at 8:15 p.m. The Board reviewed the Octo- ber 23rd, 2013, financial update. Motion #WS13-09-5: Wells, sec- onded by DeGree, made a motion to pay bills of $7,540.82 in 12 pay- ments, subject to audit. All manag- ers voted aye. Administrator Loewen gave an update on recent changes to the Old Highway 55 component of the Cedar Lake Watershed Protection & Improvement Project. The own- ers of the common interest prop- erty have indicated their willing- ness to work with the District on the Old Highway 55 component. For the Record As such, the component concept will be revised, and engineering staff is tentatively scheduled to report back to the Board on the revised concept at its November regular meeting. Administrator Loewen reminded the board of the upcom- ing MN Association of Water- shed District's annual conference. Manager DeGree indicated he will attend the "Basic Watershed Man- agers Workshop." Administrator Loewen i'eviewed the remainder of the District's Staff Report, which included: 1. A request from Dean and Carol Custer of Cedar Lake to have their assessment waived on their parcel, #206-024-000130 2. Update on Kimball Stormwa- ter Phase I/Project 3. Update of CCM Work Crews 4. Landowner request for mod- ification to crossing and clean- out of a section of Meeker County Ditch #20 5. Wright County Appointment to the CRWD Board of Managers Board agrees with the follow- ing staff recommendations on items listed in the staff report: 1. Request Dean and Carol Custer contact Corinna Township to receive a determination from them regarding parcel #206-024- 000130's buildable status. 2. Staff will hold an on-site meeting with landowner to dis- cuss their plans for modification to crossing and clean-out of a sec- tion of Meeker County Ditch #20. Staff will report back to the board on this meeting. No additional advisory com- mittee assignments were given. Under other business: 1. Letter received in District office from the treasurer of the Cedar Acres Park Association was noted 2. Upcoming meetings/train- ing staff will be attending was noted. Motion #WS13-09-6: Risberg, seconded by Wells, made a motion to Adjourn at 8:44 p.m. All manag- ers voted aye. THESE MINUTES ARE AVAIL- ABLE AT: www.crwd.org CRWD AUDIT REPORTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE ANNANDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY Chair, Bob Schiefelbein Secretary, Paul DeGree Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Harvested deer can be donated for distribution to food shelves More details on the venison donation program, as well as a list of participating meat proces- sors, are available online at www. mndnr.gov/hunting/deer/dona- tion. Processors who accept deer are paid $70 to process each ani- mal for food shelf distribution. Funding for the program comes from surcharges placed on ant- lerless permits and non-resident hunting licenses. To donate a deer, hunters will need to adhere to the following guidelines: Only whole carcasses with the hide on can be donated because processors will not accept cut and wrapped meat or portions of carcasses. Information such as permit area of harvest and the DNR num- ber will be collected for tracking purposes. Processors can accept only carcasses for donation that are free from signs of illness, free of visible decomposition or contam- ination and properly identified with a Minnesota DNR registra- tion tag. Processors will reject deer for the donation program that appear to have been mishandled in any wy. Hunters are strongly advised to contact the processor prior to donating the deer. A list of proces- sors who accept deer for the pro- gram is available online at http:// go.usa.gov/WDk3. Legal Notice NOTICE TO VOTERS Notice is hereby given: That a Special Election in the City of Eden Valley, in the Counties of Meeker and Stearns, State of Min- nesota, will be held on Tuesday, the 28th day of January, 2014, between the hours of 12:00 noon and 8 p.m. That the first day for filing affi- davits of Candidacy will be Tues- day, the 19th day of November, 2013, and the last day for filing Legal Notice STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF STEARNS DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE COURT DIVISION Court File No. 73-PR-13-9318 Estate of Kyle P. Becker, Decedent, ORDER AND NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADIUDICATION OF INTESTACY, DETERMINATION OF HEIRSHIP AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE IN UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS It is Ordered and Notice is given that on the 13th day of December, 2013, at 8:45 a.m., a hearing will be held in the above named Court at 725 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud, Minnesota, on petition of Gary Becker and Jeanette Becker, for the adjudication of intestacy and determination of heirship of the above named decedent, and for the appointment of Gary Becker and Jeanette Becker, whose address is 15038 Lakewood Road, Eden Valley, MN 55329, as per- sonal representatives of the estate of the above named decedent in unsupervised administration, and that any objections thereto Deer donated to food shelves can be processed at no cost to hunters thanks to a program coor- dinated by the Minnesota Depart- ments of Natural Resources and Agriculture. Prior to 2007, hunters could donate deer to food shelves but had to pay processing costs. "The venison donation pro- gram has multiple benefits," said Leslie McInenly, big game pro- gram leader for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). "In portions of the state, hunters are encouraged to har- vest multiple deer, the program provides hunters an avenue to donate the extra deer they harvest without having to pay processing costs. Demand for food assistance also has been increasing in recent years across Minnesota, and this is a great opportunity to provide locally-sourced meat to families in need." PAGE 17 Thursday, November 7, 2013 affidavits of Candidacy for said election will be Tuesday, the 3rd day of December, 2013, with fil- ings closing at 5 p.m. that day. Offices to be filled include one (1) City Councilor for a term to expire on December 31, 2016. Dated this 1st day of Novem- ber, 2013. Mona Haag Clerk/Treasurer City of Eden Valley Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays, Nov. 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2013. must be filed with the Court. That, if proper, and no objections are filed, a personal representa- tive will be appointed to adminis- ter the estate, to collect all assets, pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, and sell real and personal property, and do all nec- essary acts for the estate. Notice is also given that ALL CREDITORS having claims against said estate are required to present the same to said per- sonal representative or to the Court Administrat6r within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred. Dated: 10-23-13 (Court Seal) (s) Vicki E. Landwehr, Judge (s) Timothy Roberts/ Lynn T., Deputy Court Administrator Attorney Willenbring, Dahl, Wocken & Zimmermann, PLLC Daniel T. Zimmermann (141835) Red River at Main- Box 417 Cold Spring, MN 56320 Telephone: (320) 685-3678 Filed 10-23-13 Stearns County District Court By: Lynn T., Deputy Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays, Nov. 7 and 14, 2013. Opportunity for citizens to serve on county committees Stearns .County is looking for citizens who want to get involved in County government and serve on any of its committees or boards. The boards and com- mittees serve a variety of County departments. Stearns County is in the pro- Cess of recruiting for appoint- ments to be filled in January of 2014. There are openings on the following committees: Board of Adjustment Community Corrections Advisory Board Dairy Advisory Committee Extension Committee Feedlot Review Committee Great River Regional Library Human Services Advisory Committee Noxious Weeds Appeal Committee Park Commission Planning Commission Legals also are available on-line at tricountynews.MN Social Services Task Force Stearns County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) Transitions Task Force All committee positions can be applied for online. Go to co.stearns. ran.us; a link is on the home page. Online is also a description of each committee, meeting dates and times, contact information, etc. In addition, citizens can sign- up to receive a free email and be notified whenever there's a board or committee vacancy. Application deadline is Dec. 6, to be considered for an appoint- ment that begins in January 2014. Serving on one of these commit- tees is a great opportunity for cit- izens to give their input on issues of importance to them and to the County. Any questions can be directed to Stearns County Administration at (320) 656-3602. Maine Prairie Twp. meeting Nov. 12 The Maine Prairie Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12/at the Township Hall at 7551 Dellwood Road. 9