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www.tricountynews.mn PAGE 11 December 29, 2016 2017 WATKINS CITY SUMMARY BUDGET STATEMENT The purpose of the Report is to provide summary 2017 budget infor- mation concerning the City of Watkins to interested citizens. The budget is published in accordance with Minn. Stat. 471.6965. This budget is a summary document only; the complete budget may be examined at the Watkins City Hall, 111 Central Ave S, Watkins MN 55389. The council approved this budget on Dec. 8, 2016. Prior Year Current Year REVENUES Budget Budget Property Taxes $496,046.00 $496,046.00 Tax Increments $ - S- All Other Taxes $4,184.00 $3,864.00 Special Assessments $81,307.00 $69,322.00 State General Purpose Aid $292,288.00 $292,977.00 State Categorical Aid $16,511.00 $44,168.00 Licenses & Permits $7,115.00 $ 8,105.00 Charges for Services $270,142.00 $282,068.00 Federal Grants $- S- Fines & Forfeits $2,000.00 $1,000.00 Interest $5,969.00 $5,488.00 Miscellaneous Revenue $67,868.00 $93,542.00 Proceeds from Bond Sales $- S- Other Financing Sources $- S- Transfers In $107,751.00 $108,863.00 TOTAL REVENUE $1,351,181.00 $1,405,443.00 EXPENDITURES General Government $211,269.00 $208,495.00 Public Safety $231,068.00 $251,723.00 Streets & Highways $163,309.00 $160,236.00 Culture & Recreation $86,071.00 $74,465.00 Economic Development $3,013.00 $4,713.00 Miscellaneous Expenditures $9,000.00 $48,532.00 TOTAL CURRENT EXPENDITURES $703,730.00 $748,164.00 Debt Service-Principal $100,000.00 $107,035.00 Debt Service-Interest $155,582.00 $156,551.00 Streets & Highway Construction $- $ - Capital Outlay $245,43Z00 $137,000.00 Transfers Out $107,751.00 $108,863.00 TOTAL EXPENDITURES $1,312,500.00 $1,257,613.00 Published in the Tri-CountyNews Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. Kimball change in garbage collection IMPORTANT NOTICE it will be picked up within the next FOR THE RESIDENTIAL couple of days (weather permitting) PROPERTIES WITHIN • Garbage: Monday, December THECITYOF KIMBALL 26, 2016 they will pick up your On December 31, 2016, the City's garbage; leave your cart curbside refuse and recycling contract with and it will be picked up within Advanced Disposal will end. The the next couple of days (weather City will be entering into a new permitting) contract with Waste Management Make sure to have ALL of your effective January 1, 2017. Advanced Disposal (Veolia) carts Final Pick-up with Advanced out for collection on these days Disposal: Waste Management: • Recycling: Monday, December • They will deliver new carts 19, 2016 they will pick up your recy- to your residence during the last cling; leave your cart curbside and week of December • Service will begin Friday, December 30, 2016 (just garbage this week) CHANGES IN SERVICE WILL INCLUDE: • Pick up will change to FRIDAY - beginning December 30, 2016 • Carts need to be out by 7 a.m. Recycling will remain every other week with FIRST collection on January 6, 2017 For additional information please visit the City's website at www.ci.kimball.mn, us. Aeration system on Lake Carnelian An aeration system are going to be in operation starting Jan. 2, on the southeast side of Lake Carnelian in Maine Prairie Township. Thin ice signs will be used to block off the open water for safety purposes. Legal Notice NOTICE OF FILING TO FAIR HAVEN TOWNSHIP NOTICE is hereby given to res- idents of Fair Haven Township that filing will begin on January 03, 2017, and close on January 17, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. Offices to be filed for are: Supervisor (three year term) Treasurer (two year term) Filing fee is $2.00 Filing to be done at clerk's home at 4561 182nd St. South Haven, (320) 251-3425. LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW IS JANUARY 19, 2017 Leslie Rose Fair Haven Township Clerk Fair Haven Township Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays, Dec. 29, 2016, and Jan. 5, 2017. Legal Notice STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF STEARNS SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION COURT FILE NO. 73-PR-16-11179 Estate of Ronald James Marquardt, Decedent NOTICE AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR DESCENT OF PROPERTY A Petition for Determination of Descent has been filed with this Court. The Petition represents that the Decedent died more than three years ago, leaving property in Minnesota and requests the probate of Decedent's last Will (if any), and the descent of such prop- erty be determined and assigned by this Court to the persons enti- tled to the property. Any objections to the Petition must be filed with the Court prior to or raised at the hearing. If proper, and no objections are filed or raised, the Petition may be granted. IT IS ORDERED and Notice is further given, that the Petition will be heard on Jan. 27, 2017, at 8:45 a.m., by this Court at 725 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud, Minnesota. 1. Notice shall be given to all interested persons (Minn. Stat. §524.1-401) and persons who have filed a demand for notice pursu- ant to Minnesota Statutes section 524.3-204. 2. Notice shall be given by pub- lishing this Notice and Order as provided by law and by mailing a copy of this Notice and Order at least 14 days prior to the hearing date. BY THE COURT Dated: 12/15/16 (COURT SEAL) /sl Judge of District Court Dated: 12/15/16 /s/George Lock Court Administrator Attorney for Petitioner Mark P. Wood Wood & Rue, PLLP 34 East Second Street Litchfield, MN 55355 Attorney License No: 128107 Telephone: (320) 693-3289 FAX: (320) 693-7739 Email: mark@woodandrue.com Filed 12-15-16 Stearns County District Court By Mary Jo M., Deputy Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays, Dec. 22 and 29, 2016. Legal Notice and producing more murals and REGULAR MEETING more ceiling tiles throughout the UNOFFICIAL MINUTES school. BOARD OF EDUCATION Mr. Westrich introduced Justin DECEMBER 21, 2016 Rost, Certified Athletic Trainer, IND. SCHOOL DISTRICT 739 who is being recommended to run KIMBALL, MN the summer conditioning pro- The Truth In Taxation Hearing gram next summer. Mr. Rost runs aegan at 6:00 p.m. Mr. Wagner a 3-day/week, 10-week program presented a review of the educa- which is focused on the specific Lion finance system, including the athletic activity the individual 2016-2017 revenue and expendi- student participatesin. ture budgets in comparison to the Activities Director, Byron FY16 audited figures. The prop- Westrich gave a brief update on erty tax process and the tax levy the end of the fall sports season as calendar cycle were also reviewed, well as an overview of participa- A breakdown of the 2016 Payable tion numbers for winter activities. 2017 Levy was compared to the Currently there are 7 schools com- 2015 Payable 2016 levy to show an mitted to participation in the first increaseof4.0%. Kimball-hosted track mega-meet The meeting was called in the spring. There are also two to order by chair Schreiner at hosted quad-meets scheduled for 6:15 with all board members pres- this upcoming track season. ent. The Pledge of Allegiance was Celebrations and success of said by all. students and staffincluded a great Member Zipoy asked to have elementary concert on Monday discussion, and perhaps an agenda evening. Very well attended with item on the January agenda,standing room only. The con- reviewing the purpose behind cert was moved to the high school the video taping of the school where there was more seating board meetings. He also asked and more parking available, but it if the board could learn about was still a full-house. Thank you lock-downs and active shooter to the bus company for shuttling protocol in the two buildings, students for the Friday practice Mr. Wagner indicated that the and the Monday morning perfor- principals would share that during mance. There were a lot of logistics their reports, needed for the success of the pro- Motion by Zipoy, seconded by gram. Seniors are currently work- Becker to approve the agenda as ing on their class mural. amended. MC Motion by Becker, seconded Sarah Markwardt, Student by Stein, to approve the Consent Government president and Arts Agenda. Motion Carried. The Club member, updated the school Consent Agenda included: board on the recent art show. • Approve minutes from the Mr. Lesnau is doing a great job November 16, 2016 Regular getting students more involved meeting • Approval of Bills • Treasurer's Report elementary for students and staff. • Approve the following board This break is necessary to hope- policies: fully get everyone healthy again. • 513 - Student Promotion, Thank you to Arlene Sands and Retention, and Program Design Mr. Widvey- it took a lot of team- .513.1 - Early Entrance work to get the stage set up and the • 607 - Organization of Grade decorating done for the concert on Levels Monday. The new location worked • 721-Uniform Grant Guidancevery well. Ms. Johnson reviewed Policy Regarding Federal Revenue the process and protocol in place Sources for lock-downs and fire drills at the • 490.1 - 490.22 (excluding 490.7, elementary building. 490.8) - Non-Licensed Policies Mr. Widvey reported on • ApprovehiringofAmySerbus, there being some illness at the Elementary Media Assistant, at high school, but just trying to Category IV, Step 2 of the Non- get through the week for the Licensed Agreement, beginning Christmas break. Mr. Widvey December5, 2016 reviewed the emergency proto- • Approve hiring of Ed col for the high school building. VanNurden, Part-Time EveningThere are fivelock down drills and Custodian, at Category II, Step 2 of five fire drills required by the state the Non-Licensed Agreement. each year. The first fire drill must • Accept resignation from occur within the first ten days of Head Football Coaching Position school. received from Joe Brennen Mr. Widvey gave an update on • Accept donation of $50 Project Lead The Way. The District received from Troy&Jana Hilsgen, is not in a position to be able to toward the Robotics Program fully fund this program. However, • Accept donation of $200 from Park Industries has stepped for- Leo & Marilyn Wirth, towards the ward and indicated that they Scholarship Program would be interested in partnering • Accept donation of $1000 with the district to begin growing from Kuechle Underground andthe program a little bit each year. KEEK Developers, towards theMr. Wagner reported on the Scholarship Program bus accident on Tuesday morn- . Accept donation of $200 from ing. Thankfully all involved are Meeker Cooperative, towards the alright. Through this he is finding Robotics Program that there is no documented proto- • Accept donation of $150 from col or policy on how bus accidents Central McGowan, towards theare handled from the schools Robotics Program standpoint. A reminder to board • Accept donation of $100 from members of the January MSBA Cathy Grant, towards the Robotics Conference. All members are Program encouraged to attend. Members Ms. Johnson reported on trying Hooper and Davis are currently to hold everyone down before the registered. Congratulations to break. There is alot of illness at the Bob Stein as he retires from the school board after serving for five years. Mr. Wagner also reported on Benton-Stearns Education District. Motion by Zipoy, seconded by Stein to approve Policy 490 - Non- Licensed: Classification, Policy 490.7 - Non-Licensed: Personal Leave, and Policy 490.8 - Non- Licensed: Sick Leave, as reviewed. MC Motion by Stein, seconded by Becker to approve the 2016 Payable 2017 Levy as presented. MC Motion by Meyer, sec- onded by Hooper to approve the Achievement and Integration Progress Report as reviewed by Mr. Widvey. MC Motion by Zipoy, with grat- itude, seconded by Hooper, to accept donation of $500 received from Ben & Ellie Fox towards the Robotics program. MC Member Hooper noted that she had attended a Community Education Advisory Council meet- ing. Good discussion was held regarding youth enrichment and youth development program- ming. Member Zipoy inquired of Mr. Wagner the current activity of the Stearns Benton Employment & Training Council and Youth Council on which Mr. Wagner rep- resents Kimball Schools. Chair Schreiner thanked his fellow members and the admin- istration for their hard work and dedication, and wished all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Motion by Stein, seconded by Zipoy to adjourn at 7:55 p.m. Brian Becker, Clerk Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. ~x