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www.tricountynews, mn George Rindelaub, Stearns County Administrator, was selected to receive this year's award by MACA president Duane Hebert, Winona County Admin- istrator. George was selected to receive this award because he has provided 30 years of exem- plary service in county govern- ment, with 25 years spent in Stearns County and five years in Isanti County. George Rindelaub, Stearns County Administrator, received the "Joe Ries Excellence in County 'Management Award." Since 1999, the current presi- dent of the Minnesota Association of County Administrators (MACA) selects one MACA member annu- ally to receive the "Joe Ries Excel- lence in County Management Award" for demonstrating exem- plary service and leadership in the field of county management. For the Record Legal Notice FOREST PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP FILING NOTICE Let it be known for the residents of Forest Prairie Township that the filing period for clerk and super- visor opens on December 31, and closes at 5:00 p.m. on January 14, 2014. Filing fee is $2. Affidavits of Candidacy may be filed with the Clerk, by calling Bob Geislinger at (320) 764-2421. Bob Geislinger, Clerk Forest Prairie Township Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays, Dec. 12 and 19, 2013. Three vie ]:00ar open seat on Eden Vallc00y City Cou:rlcil Brent Bengtson, Robert Bischof, and Mark Kern have filed for the vacant city council seat in Eden Valley. A special election will be held Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Eden Valley City Hall. Mike Nistler Writer He is employed at the Schmitt Insurance Agency in Eden Valley and manages the movie theaters in Paynesville and Little Falls. "I have wanted to be a part of the political arena for several years. I believe that the city is on the right track. With my experi- ence in management and negoti- ation abilities, I feel that I can be a great asset to assist our town. "My grandfather was once a mayor in Eden Valley and he was part owner of the Bischo[ Ford dealership as well as many other businesses. He told me to always be of service and help out any way possible. I just want to follow in his footsteps." Mark Kern grew up in Eden Valley and graduated from Eden Valley-Watkins High School in 1987. He recently retired from the U.S. Navy after 26 years, where he served as a security professional responsible for force protection, antiterrorism, emergency man- agement and law enforcement. He most recently served at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam as the security officer where he man- aged a work force of 760 person- nel and a budget of $31 million. He and his wife, Beth, have three children who attend school in Eden Valley. Michael is a senior, Samantha is in seventh grade and Tyler is in the fifth grade. Steve Fields Attorney He is an active member of the Assumption Church and assists with the fourth-grade religion class. He has been a member of the American Legion, Eden Valley Post 381 for the past 23 years and has been active with the Boy Scouts of America for the past 12 years. "I would like to focus on draw- ing new businesses to the city as we have a lot of room to expand. We have many businesses on main street and throughout the city that have closed their doors for many reasons. To keep the city alive we need to draw in new businesses. "I want to be part of the council as I want to be an active member of my community. Anyone can sit back and complain on how things are running, or what they would do to make things better; I choose to be involved in my community. I want to make things better for all of the residents who live in and frequent our great city." Legals also are available on-line at www.tricounty news.MH INJURED AT WORK? Lost Wages? Unpaid Bills? Can I Get Fired? FREE advice - confidential Toll Free 1-888-212-6820 Hablamos Espaol Special EV City Council Election A special election is set for Tuesday, Jan. 28, to fill a vacancy on the Eden Valley City Council. t Three men are vying for the seat. Brent Bengtson, 40, grew up in Litchfield and graduated from Litchfield High School in 1992. He is employed as an IT Architect at United Health Group. He and his wife of 10 years, Stacey, have a son, Isaac, who is in fifth grade. Bengston is currently the Cub Master for Pack 363 and Assistant Scout Master for Troop 363 in Eden Valley/Watkins. "I think Eden Valley has one of the best communities in Min- nesota and would love to serve as their next councilman," he said. "The issues I see Eden Val- ley facing are just like most small towns, replacing decreasing rev- enue, repairing aging infrastruc- ture and how to keep existing businesses open while attract- ing new businesses. I feel coming from a technology background that I have a unique perspective on what we could do to move for- ward in all areas of concern. You read in the news all the time that while the old manufacturing job base is in a down swing, technol- ogy-based companies are grow- ling exponentially. These are the types of businesses that will move Eden Valley to the next level. Cre- ate good high-paying jobs, and the revenue will come to address the rest." Robert Bischof grew up in Cold Spring, Minn., and attended Rocori High School. After serving four years in the Marine Corps, he returned to Minnesota and attended Fun Du Lac Community College for law enforcement. He is a widower with two chil- dren, Chelsey, who is attending St. Cloud State University and Jacob, who is a junior at Eden Valley-Watkins High School. Legal Notice MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE The December 25th, 2013, Work Session of the Clearwater River Watershed District Board of Man- agers has been canceled due to the PAGE 23 rsday, December 19, 2013 Holidays. If you have questions or concerns, contact the District Office at (320) 274-3935. Cole Loewen, CRWD Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays, Dec. 12 and 19, 2013. Legal Notice HELP WANTED Fair Haven Township is look- ing to hire a part-time employee. Hours will vary weekly approxi- mately 6-10 hours per week. Duties will include but not be limited to lawn mowing, shop work, truck driving, and road grader opera- tor. Class B license with air brake Legal Notice NOTICE OF FILING TO FAIR HAVEN TOWNSHIP NOTICE is hereby given to resi- dents of Fair Haven Township that filing will begin on December 31, 2013, and close on January 14, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. Offices to be filed for are: Supervisor (Three-year term) Clerk (Two-year term) Legal Notice FILING NOTICE FOR MAINE PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given to quali- fied voters of Maine Prairie Town- ship, Stearns County, State of MN, that filing for town office will be open from 8:00 a.m., Dec. 31, 2013, through 5:00 p.m., Jan. 14, 2014. Affidavits of Candidacy shall be filed at the Maine Prairie Township Hall, 7551 Dellwood Road, Kimball, MN 55353. Call for an appointment at (320) 398- 2905 or (320) 398-5902. Notice endorsement required. Hours will increase to a guaranteed mini- mum of 30 hours per week in the fall of 2014. Please send r6sum6s to: Fair Haven Township 4561 182nd St. South Haven MN 55382 Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays Dec. 19 and 26, 2013. Filing fee is $2. Filing to be done at clerk's home at 4561 182nd St., South Haven (320) 251-3425 The last day to withdraw is January 16, 2014. Leslie Rose Fair Haven Township Clerk Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays, Dec. 19 and 26, 2013. is further given that the clerk's office will be open for filing on January 14, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., the last day of the filing period. Minn. Stat. 205.13, subd. la. Filing fee is $2. Office To Be Filled One (1) Supervisor for a Three- Year Term. Candidates may withdraw from filing until 5:00 p.m., Jan. 16, 2014. Alice Robinson Clerk/Treasurer Published in the Tri-CountyNews Thursdays, Dec. 12 and 19, 2013. Legal Notice NOTICE OF FILING FOR KINGSTON TOWNSHIP ELECTION Notice is hereby given to qual- ified voters of Kingston Township, Meeker County, State of Minne- sota, that filing for town office will be held for a two week period begin- ning December 31, 2013, through January 14, 2014. Affidavits of Can- didacy shall be filed with the Town- ship clerk at 35359 - 732 avenue Kimball, MN 55353, between the hours of 12:00 and 5:00 p.m. Filing will close at 5:00 p.m. on January 14, 2014. Candidates have until January 16, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. to withdraw from the township election. Filing fee is $2. Offices to be filled at the March 11, 2014, election are: one Supervisor and one Clerk. Any question, call clerk at (320) 398-8400. Gall Schiefelbein ! clerk Kingston Township Published in the Tr/- CountyNews Thursdays, Dec. 19 and 26, 2013. Legal Notice CITY OF WATKINS MEEKER COUNTY, MINNESOTA ORDINANCE #2013-2 An Ordinance Amending the City of Watkins Zoning Ordinance in the following sections: ARTICLE XIII PERFORMANCE STANDARDS Section 13.10 EXTERIOR STOR- AGE. Open Storage of materials shall be regulated as follows: C. In all districts uses associ- ated with the bulk storage of oil, gasoline, liquid fertilizer, chemi- cals and similar liquids in excess of 2,500 gallons, shall require a condi- tional use permit in order that the City Council may have some assur- ance that fire, explosion or water or soil contamination hazards are not present that would be detrimen- tal to the public health, safety and general welfare. The City Coun- cil shall require the development of diking around said tanks. Dik- ing shall be suitably sealed and shall hold a leakage capacity of one hundred fifteen percent of the larg- est tank capacity. In lieu of diking, the City Council may allow for dou- ble-walled tanks or any other stor- age unit that is approved or allowed by Minnesota Department of Agri- culture or federal authorities. Any existing storage tank that, in the opinion of the City Council, consti- tutes a hazard to the public safety shall discontinue operations within five years following enactment of this ordinance. SECTION XVI R-1 RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT Section 16.01 USES PERMIT- TED. D. Upon recommendation of the planning commission and the approval of the City Council, parks and playgrounds, if open, paid (unencumbered), and deeded to the City. Section 16.02 USES REQUIR- ING CONDITIONAL USE PER- MITS. The following uses may be permitted with the recommen- dation of the planning commis- sion and the approval of the City Council. D. Parks and playgrounds that do not otherwise meet the require- ments for permitted uses set forth in preceding Section 16.01D. This foregoing ordinance was adopted this 12th day of Decem- ber, 2013 on a motion by Councilor Piccerillo, seconded by Councilor Gertken. Motion carried. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and publication as pro- vided by law. Adopted this 12th day of December, 2013. ATTEST: (SEAL) Dennis C. Loch, Mayor Debra Kramer, Clerk Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013.