Public Notices March 27, 2024

NOTICE

BARTLETT TOWNSHIP

Important Information Regarding Property 

Assessments

This may affect your 2025 property taxes

 

The Board of Appeal and Equalization for Bartlett Township will meet on April 9, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at the Town Hall.  The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor.

If you believe the value or classification of your property is incorrect, please contact you assessor’s office to discuss your concerns.  If you disagree, with the valuation or classification after discussing it with your assessor, you may appear before the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization.  The board will review your assessments and make corrections as needed. Generally, you must appeal to the local board before appealing to the County Board of Appeal and Equalization.

 

Jan Jares, Clerk

Bartlett Township

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NOTICE

wadena county public hearing

 

Wadena County Board 

of Commissioners

 

The Wadena County Board of Commissioners will be holding a Public Hearing regarding the proposed County Road Turnback and will provide an opportunity to citizens to give comment relating to the same.

Written comments will be received by Darin Fellbaum, County Engineer, until April 5, 2024 at 221 Harry Rich Dr., Wadena, Minnesota 56482.

The meeting is scheduled to be held on Monday, April 8, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. at the Aldrich Township Hall, 18118 150th Street, Verndale, Minnesota  56481.

 

Heather Olson

Auditor/Treasurer

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NOTICE

MEADOWBROOK TOWNSHIP BOARD 

OF APPEAL AND EQUALIZATION

 

Important Information Regarding Assessment and Classification of Property. This may affect your 2025 property tax payments.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That the Board of Appeal and Equalization for the Township of Meadowbrook, Cass County, Minnesota shall meet on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. this meeting is at the Leader Community Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether taxable property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor, and to determine whether corrections need to be made.

If you believe the value or classification of your property is incorrect, please contact your Assessor’s office to discuss your concerns. If you are still not satisfied with the valuation or classification after discussing it with your assessor, you may appear before the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization. The Board shall review the valuation, classification, or both if necessary, and shall correct it as needed. Generally, an appearance before your Local Board of Appeal and Equalization is required by law before an appeal can be taken to the County Board of Appeal and Equalization.

 

Ty Peterson, Clerk

Meadowbrook Township

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NOTICE

MAY Township 

ASSESSMENT 

Meeting

 

The Board of Appeal and Equalization for the Township of May, Cass County, Minnesota shall meet on Monday, April 1, 2024 at12:00 noon at the May Town Hall.  The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether taxable property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor, and to determine whether corrections need to be made.

 

Bianca Wyffels, Clerk

May Township

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ADVERTISEMENT)

 

NOTICE

TODD COUNTY

2024 GRAVEL 

SURFACING PROJECT

Closing date:

April 9, 2024

 

Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m., April 9, 2024 by the Todd County Public Works Director/Engineer and County Auditor/Treasurer at 44 Riverside Drive, Long Prairie, Minnesota  56347 for the following construction projects:

CP 24:82

CP 24:84

This is an abbreviated advertisement. A full advertisement can be viewed by going to the Public Works website at https://egram.co.todd.mn.us/oneoffice/bidding.

 

Loren Fellbaum,

Todd Coutny Public Works Director/Engineer

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NOTICE

EVERGREEN HILL CEMETERY CLEANUP

 

Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Staples, will be conducting their spring cleanup on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. 

Two flower arrangements are allowed either on shepherd hooks or pole style pot holders, or a monument topper. Flowers must be maintained in an attractive manner or they will be removed.

 

Bob Reeck,

Secretary/Treasurer

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ADVERTISEMENT)

 

NOTICE

TODD COUNTY

2024 PAVEMENT MARKING PROJECT

Closing date:  

April 9, 2024

 

Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m., April 9, 2024 by the Todd County Public Works Director/Engineer at 44 Riverside Drive, Long Prairie, Minnesota  56347 for the following construction project:

C.P. 77-24-03

Pavement Marking 

Application

Various County 

Highways (256.14 miles)

This is an abbreviated advertisement. A full advertisement can be viewed by going to the Public Works website at https://egram.co.todd.mn.us/oneoffice/bidding.

 

Loren Fellbaum,

Todd Coutny Public Works Director/Engineer

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NOTICE OF 

PUBLIC HEARING 

TO CONSIDER 

ESTABLISHMENT 

OF OSAKIS LAKE 

IMPROVEMENT 

DISTRICT

Todd county

 

Upon petition by the Osakis Lake Association for a proposed Osakis Lake Improvement District, the Todd County Board of Commissioners has set a public hearing scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, in the Osakis Public School Auditorium, 500 First Avenue East, Osakis, Minnesota.

The boundaries of the proposed Osakis Lake Improvement District shall include parcels with lake frontage, or lake frontage access, on Osakis Lake in Douglas and Todd Counties.  The purposes, programs, and funding for the district are outlined in the Petition for Proposed Osakis Lake Improvement District, a copy of which is available for public review at the Office of the Todd County Auditor-Treasurer, Historic Courthouse, 215 1st Avenue S, Long Prairie, Minnesota and is also available on the county website: https://www.co.todd.mn.us/

The establishment of the proposed Osakis Lake Improvement District requires review by the Commissioner of Natural Resources, by the town board of a town wholly or partially within the boundaries and the approval of the Douglas and Todd County Boards. Concerned citizens may submit evidence at the public hearing or send written comments to the County Auditor-Treasurer Department prior to the public hearing.  Mail to: Todd County Auditor-Treasurer RE: OLID, 215 1st Avenue S, Suite 201, Long Prairie, MN 56347 or email clerk@co.todd.mn.us 

This hearing is being held prior to the passage of any order establishing the proposed lake improvement district. Concerned citizens may also submit evidence and opinions to the Commissioner of Natural Resources.

 

Questions can be directed to Denise Gaida, Todd County Auditor-Treasurer by email clerk@co.todd.mn.us or by phone at 320-732-4469.

 

Denise Gaida, Todd County Auditor-Treasurer

Clerk to the Board

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TODD COUNTY

planning commission

215 1st Ave. South, 

Suite 103 

Long Prairie, MN 56347

320-732-4420

toddplan.zone@co.todd.mn.us

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, April, 11, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. the Todd County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in the Commissioner’s board room, 215 1st Ave. South, Suite 301, Long Prairie, MN to consider the following applications.

NOTE: This meeting is again being held in-person and the public is encouraged to attend, but Zoom and phone options are still available for those who are unable to attend in person. If you wish to join via Zoom, please contact our office for the call-in information. Those who do attend in person can find parking atop the hill on the west side of the Historic Courthouse and enter through the north doors, near the American Flag and monument.

Questions? Call or email 320-732-4420 or toddplan.zone@co.todd.mn.us

AGENDA

•Call to Order

•Pledge of Allegiance

•Introduction of Board of Adjustment Members and process review

  •The applicant is introduced

  •Staff report

 •Applicant confirms if staff report accurately represents the request 

  •Public comment

 •Board review with applicant, staff, and public

•Approval of agenda

•Approval of March 7, 2024, Board of Adjustment meeting minutes

1. Proposed Amendment to Todd County Feedlot Ordinance:

Section 9.11:  Feedlots

2. Proposed Language Amendments to Todd County Ordinance:

Section 5.03: Variances

Section 5.05: - Conditional Use Permits

Section 5.06: Zoning Amendments

3 North Star RNG, LLC: Section 33 and 28, Long Prairie Township

Site Address: 21695 MN-287, Long Prairie, MN  56347

PID: 18-0032600, 18-0033000, 18-0040800, 18-0040700, 18-0032300

1. Request for the construction and operation of an anaerobic digester to renewable natural gas project in AF-1 Zoning.

4. Sunset Point Preliminary Plat: Section 17, Kandota Township, Long Lake

Site Address: 12579 County Highway 11, Sauk Centre, MN  56378

PID: 14-0017202

1. Request to plat one 3.2-acre lot in Natural Environment Shoreland Zoning.

5 Paul A. Hershberger: Section 15, Reynolds Township

Site Address: 24584 County Road 11, Long Prairie, MN  56347

PID: 20-0017300

1. Request for Wood Processing-windows, doors, post or metal, with signage and building addition in AF-2 Zoning.

 

Next Meeting: 

May 2, 2024

 

All persons interested are invited to attend said hearing or submit a letter to be heard on these matters. All correspondence must include name, mailing address and be received 48 hours before the date and time of the hearing.

 

Todd County Planning Commission

Jim Pratt, Chair

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ADVERTISEMENT 

FOR BIDS 

2ND STREET NE 

IMPROVEMENTS 

CITY OF STAPLES 

STAPLES, MN 

 

RECEIPT AND OPENING OF PROPOSALS:  Proposals for the work described below will be received online through QuestCDN.com until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at which time the bids will be opened and publicly read at the office of the City of Staples, 122 6th Street NE, Staples, MN 56479. 

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The work includes the construction of approximately: 

2700 SY of Bituminous Removal

1300 CY of Common Excavation

600 TONS of Bituminous Pavement

460 CY of Aggregate Base, Class 5 (CV) 

1210 LF of Concrete Curb and Gutter 

510 LF of PVC Sanitary Sewer 

650 LF of PVC Watermain 

52 LF of 18” Concrete Storm Sewer

together with numerous related items of work, all in accordance with Plans and Specifications.  This project is subject to Prevailing Wage Rates, Truck Rentals, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goals, Targeted Group Business Program Goals, and Veteran-Owned Small Business, Equal Employment Opportunity Provisions, Buy American Iron and Steel Provisions, and Responsible Contractor Certification. 

COMPLETION OF WORK: All work under the Contract must be complete by 08/15/2024. 

PLAN HOLDERS LIST, ADDENDUMS AND BID TABULATION: The plan holders list, addendums and bid tabulations will be available for download on-line at www.questcdn.com or www.bolton-menk.com.   

 

 

TO OBTAIN BID DOCUMENTS: Complete digital project bidding documents are available at www.questcdn.com or www.bolton-menk.com. You may view the digital plan documents for free by entering Quest project #9016649 on the website’s Project Search page. Documents may be downloaded for $50.00.  Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in free membership registration, viewing, downloading, and working with this digital project information.  

BID SUBMITTAL: A bid shall be submitted online no later than the date and time prescribed. For this project, the Owner will only be accepting online electronic bids through QuestCDN.  To access the electronic bid form, download the project document and click online bidding button at the top of the advertisement.  Prospective bidders must be on the plan holders list through QuestCDN for bids to be accepted.   

BID SECURITY: A Proposal Bond in the amount of not less than 5 percent of the total amount bid, drawn in favor of City of Staples shall accompany each bid. 

OWNER’S RIGHTS RESERVED: The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities and informalities therein and to award the Contract to other than the lowest bidder if, in their discretion, the interest of the Owner would be best served thereby.

 

DATED: March 22, 2024

 

/S/ Jerel Nelsen

City Administrator

 

Published: 

 

Staples World

March 27, 2024, April 3, 2024, April 10, 2024 

Finance and Commerce:

March 27, 2024, April 3, 2024, April 10, 2024

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ISD #2170

School Board

meeting #13 

Mon., Feb. 26, 2024, 

6 p.m. District Office

 

MINUTES

 

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by Board Chair Winkels at 6:00 p.m.

Members Reese, Winkels, Reeck, Wright, Anderson and Trout were present, comprising a quorum. 

Also present were Superintendent Tappe, Principal Ferdon, Principal Berg, Business Manager Hill, recording secretary Larson, Staples World Managing Editor Anderson and other staff. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. 

Motion by Wright, seconded by Anderson to adopt the agenda. MC

Chair Winkels welcomed and recognized the public 

School/Community Forum 

None

Consent Agenda

Approve Minutes from the Jan. 22, 2024 Board Meeting 

Approve Minutes from the Feb. 5 Work Session

Accept the resignations of:

a. Coral Cuppy, Transportation

b. Margaret Urbanski, Long Term Math Substitute Teacher

Approve the FMLA request from Tanner Anderson

Approve the hire of Naomi Sullivan, Middle/High School Paraprofessional

Approve the list of spring coaches

Approve the fundraiser request from ISC and Student Council

Motion by Reeck, seconded by Trout, to approve the consent agenda. MC

Donations and In-Kind Contributions

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Winkels, to approve the Resolution to accept Grants and Donations in the amount of $10,490.12. MC

Thank you to Region Five Development Commission, Motley Lions Club, National FFA Organization, Hospitality MN Education Foundation, Todd County DHIA and MSHSL Foundation for their generous donations.

Finance Items 

(Finance Committee Minutes 2-14-24)

Finance Report was presented by Business Manager Hill

a. 2023-2024 Budget Review presented by Business Manager Hill

b. 2024-2025 Budget Review presented by Business Manager Hill

General Fund: $609,084.36 

Food Service: $52,786.01  

Community Service: $12,099.31

Construction Fund: $800.01 

Debt Service: $3,643,565.00

Fund 45: $8.31

Fund 47 (CLOSED): $0.00 

Motion by Reeck, seconded by Anderson, to approve the January Disbursements. MC

General Fund: $1,334,486.69

Food Service: $79,043.50  

Community Service Fund: $40,710.19

Construction Fund: $59,994.00

Debt Service Fund: $62,634.81

Fund 45: $99.53

Fund 47: (CLOSED) $  0.00

Motion by Wright, seconded by Trout, to approve the January receipts. MC

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Winkels, to approve the 2024 Business use standard mileage rates. (.67 per mile) MC 

Food Service Report

presented by Food Service Director Vangsness

Facilities Report 

presented by ICS representative Etter

Personnel

Motion by Reeck, seconded by Reese, to approve the Non-Renewal of Kelsie Tyrrell, a Tier 1 Teacher, effective at the end of the 2023-2024 School Year. (Roll Call Vote: Reeck, Reese, Winkels, Anderson, Wright and Trout voted in favor and none opposed) MC

Motion by Trout, seconded by Wright, to approve the Non-Renewal of James Wimmer, a Tier 1 Teacher effective at the end of the 2023-2024 School Year. (Roll Call Vote: Wright, Anderson, Trout, Reese, Winkels and Reeck voted in favor and none opposed) MC 

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Reeck, to approve the Non-Renewal of Karla Zeck, a Probationary Teacher, effective at the end of the 2023-2024 School Year. (Roll Call Vote: Trout, Winkels, Wright, Reeck, Anderson and Reese voted in favor and none opposed) MC

Motion by Wright, seconded by Anderson, to approve the addition of a 1.0 FTE ECSE Teacher effective the 2024-2025 school year. MC

Motion by Trout, seconded by Wright to approve the addition of 1.37 FTE ECSE Paraprofessionals effective the 2024-2025 school year. MC

Motion by Reeck, seconded by Anderson, to approve the ULA of .5 FTE for Skyla Rewitzer, Spanish Teacher, effective at the end of the 2023-2024 School Year. (Roll Call Vote: Anderson, Reeck, Winkels, Trout, Reese and Wright voted in favor and none opposed) MC 

Other

Motion by Wright, seconded by Anderson, to approve the Negotiations Settlement of the Non-Certified Employee Group; five percent (5%) pay increase for 2023-2024 and five percent (5%) pay increase for 2024-2025. MC

Reports

School Board

FED - Minutes 1-24-2024

Sourcewell - Minutes 12-19-2023 and 1-24-2024

Principals - Reports by Principals Ferdon and Berg

Activities - Report by AD Lee

Superintendent - Report by Superintendent Tappe

SMEA - Report by Representatives Kneisl and Evans

Other - CEAC minutes

Tour of “The Nest” Project 

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Wright, to adjourn the meeting. MC

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County of Todd

Todd District Court

Seventh Judicial District

NOTICE OF 

DELINQUENT TAXES

 

TO: ALL PERSONS WITH A LEGAL INTEREST IN THE PARCELS OF REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THE FOLLOWING DELINQUENT TAX LIST

A list of real property in Todd County on which delinquent real property taxes and penalties are due has been filed with the district court administrator of Todd County. This list is published to inform all persons that the listed property is subject to forfeiture because of delinquent taxes.

The property owner, taxpayer, or other interested persons must either pay the tax and penalty plus interest and costs or file a written objection with the district court administrator. The objection must be filed by March 31, 2024, stating the reason(s) why the tax or penalty is not due on the property. If no objection is filed, a court judgment will be entered against the property for the unpaid tax, penalty, interest and costs.

For property under court judgment, the period of redemption begins on May 13, 2024. The period of redemption means the time within which taxes must be paid to avoid losing the property through forfeiture. The period of redemption is three years, with a handful of exceptions. The redemption period is one year for most properties located in a targeted neighborhood, as defined in the Minnesota laws, and for municipal solid waste disposal facilities. The redemption period is five weeks for certain abandoned or vacant properties.

You may also enter into a confession of judgment as an alternative method to paying off the delinquent tax amount and avoiding forfeiture. This allows you to pay the delinquent balance in equal annual installments, with a down payment due at the time you enter into the confession. The length of the installment plan varies: five years for commercial-industrial/public utility property; 10 years for all other properties.

If you have homesteaded property, you may be eligible for a Senior Citizen’s Property Tax Deferral, which enables seniors to pay just three percent of their total household income and allow remaining amounts to become a lien on the property that may be deferred for later payment (perhaps upon eventual sale of the property).

It should also be noted by property homesteaders that you are ineligible to receive the Property Tax Refund while you owe delinquent property tax.

To determine how much interest and costs must be added to pay the tax in full, contact the Todd County Auditor/Treasurer Office, 320-732-4469.

 

Dated: 2/16/2024.

 

Kim Peterson

Todd County Court 

Administrator

Todd County, Minnesota

 

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Advertising Deadlines

Deadline for advertisements and copy is Friday, noon.

Staples World

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100 Staples, MN 56479 Telephone: (218) 894-1112 - Fax: (218) 894-3570 Toll Free: 1-888-894-1112 E Mail: office@staplesworld.com; editor@staplesworld.com

Deadline: Friday, noon

 

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