COUNTY OF STEARNS

DISTRICT COURT

SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

PROBATE DIVISION

Court File No.: 73-PR-17-2423

In Re: Estate of

Vernon A. Hoeschen,

Decedent

NOTICE AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR DECREE OF DESCENT OF OMITTED PROPERTY

James Glatzmaier (“Petitioner”) has filed a Petition for Decree of Descent of Omitted Property. It is Ordered that on April 28th, 2017 at 8:45 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at St. Cloud, Minnesota, on the petition.

The petition represents that the Decedent-owned property omitted from a previous probate proceeding. The petition requests the Court to determine the descent of such property and assign the property to the persons entitled.

Any objections to the petition must be raised at the hearing or filed with the Court prior to the hearing. If the petition is proper and no objections are filed or raised, the petition will be granted.

Notice shall be given by publishing this Notice and Order as provided by law and by:

 Mailing a copy of this Notice and Order to each interested person by United States mail at least 14 days before the time set for the hearing.

BY THE COURT

Dated: March 20, 2017

Kris H. Davick-Halfen

Judge of District Court

Dated: March 20, 2017

George Lock

Court Administrator



Paul A. Ampe,

Attorney at Law

MN#133395

321 Railroad Avenue, P.O. Box 459

Albany, MN 56307

Telephone: 320-845-4765

Fax: 320-845-7414

e-Mail: ampelaw@albanytel.com

ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER

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ALBANY TOWNSHIP

ADVERTISEMENT FOR GRAVEL BIDS

    Albany Township is requesting sealed bids for approximately 5,000 yards CL5M gravel crushed to 3/4” with 6-12% passing 200 sieve; subject to Mn/DOT Standard Specifications 2211, 3138 and Schedule of Materials Control for Aggregate Base.  This would include, but not be limited to all required gradations, plasticity index testing, hauling and spreading per cubic yard (LV), compacting and grading.  Class 5 gravel using top soil or any other organic material for binder will not be accepted. Compaction will be by the Ordinary Compaction method.  

    Contractor will be required to sign a contract before any work is started.  Loads are subject to random weighing and testing when delivered.  Contractor must notify Township a minimum of 24 hours prior to any hauling of material and also provide Township with all required QC testing results prior to final acceptance and payment.  Contractor is required to submit IC-134 form prior to final payment.

    Sealed bids should be clearly marked and sent to Albany Township Clerk, PO Box 344, Albany, MN 56307. Sealed bids will include certificate of liability and workers compensation insurance. Sealed bids will be accepted until 7:30 P.M. on April 24, 2017. Opening of sealed bids will follow at the Township Meeting. Township reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

Diane Noll

Albany Township Clerk

Posted/Published April 12, 2017

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Holdingford School Board Briefs:

A School Board work session was held April 5th, 2017 for budget planning.  

Superintendent Swenson updated the Board on the Bid opening for the HVAC Renovation and Locker Room/Toilet Upgrades. The chosen Bid will be brought to the Board at the April 19th Board meeting.

Business Manager Heinze presented revenue assumptions, revenue projections, fund balances projections for year-end 16-17 to be approximately 2.70% and 17-18 to be approximately 1% with no new revenue. The Administration is following legislation to determine any increase in revenue from the state. The Board’s fund balance goal is 8%. Ms. Heinze updated the Board on enrollment numbers to determine staffing needs for 17-18 and presented curriculum needs, department requests, capital requests, and the Technology Directors three-year plan for replacement of outdated equipment. She presented the Long Term Facility Maintenance spreadsheet showing building and grounds items to be covered with the LTFM money over the next two years. Ms. Heinze also presented grounds and custodial equipment requests including outdoor complex maintenance, repairs, and upgrades.

Mr. Swenson concluded the meeting summarizing the many needs in planning for the future with an already tight budget. Discussion ensued on revenue options an operating levy may be considered for November 2017. The administration will do some more work prioritizing needs to come up with recommendations for the Board moving forward.

This article is a summary of the minutes. The full text is available for public inspection at the District Office or online at http://www.isd738.org/school-board-meeting-agendasminutes.html.

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NOTICE

DRAINAGE AND UTILITY EASMENT VACATION

CITY OF ALBANY, MINNESOTA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held before the City Council of Albany, MN, at 400 Railroad Avenue, the Albany City Hall, on the 3rd day of May, 2017, at 6:30 o’clock in the evening or as soon as thereafter to hear all persons present upon action taken by the City Council to vacate a 5.00 foot drainage and utility easement over, under and across the southeasterly 5.00 feet of Lot 15, Block 1, TRAILS EDGE, according to the recorded plat thereof, Stearns County, Minnesota, being contiguous and parallel with the southeasterly line of said Lot 15 and the northwesterly 5.00 feet of Lot 14, said Block 1, being contiguous and parallel with the northwesterly line of said Lot 14, less and except the easterly 10.00 feet of said Lots 14 and 15, being contiguous and parallel with the easterly lines of said Lots 14 and 15 and less and except those parts of said Lots 14 and 15 lying southwesterly of the following described line: Commencing at the northwest corner of said Lot 15; thence South 80 degrees 43 minutes 51 seconds East, plat bearing, along the northerly line of said Lot 15, a distance of 122.00 feet, to the point of beginning of the line to be described; thence South 30 degrees 59 minutes 44 seconds East, a distance of 115.46 feet to the northwesterly line of said Lot 14; thence South 37 degrees 54 minutes 47 seconds East, a distance of 83.79 feet to the southeasterly line of said Lot 14 and said line there terminating.

Dated this 5th day of April, 2017.

Tom Schneider

Clerk/Adm.

Published in the Albany Enterprise on April 12th and April 19th, 2017.

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CITY OF ALBANY

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE

1ST Street and Railroad Avenue Intersection Improvements

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That the City Council of the City of Albany, Minnesota, will meet in the City Hall in the City of Albany, MN, on Wednesday, the 19th of April, 2017, at 6:30 PM or as soon thereafter as possible to consider 1st Street and Railroad Avenue Intersection Improvements.

The improvements may include the reconstruction of the intersection to create a three-legged mini roundabout.  The stated improvements would help to alleviate traffic backups, driver confusion, and to create a safer intersection for pedestrians and motorists.  The intersection improvements could be constructed as early as 2018.

Anyone wishing to comment will be heard at the public hearing and written comments may be forwarded to the office of the City Clerk/Administrator before the time of the public hearing.

Tom Schneider

Clerk/Administrator

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Township of Avon

Important Information Regarding Property Assessments

This may affect your 2018 Property taxes.

    The Board of Appeal and Equalization for Avon will meet on Monday, April 24, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in the Avon Township Hall (16881 Queens Road, Avon, MN). 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 your assessor’s office to discuss your concerns. If you disagree with the valuation and 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 may make corrections as needed. Generally, you must appeal to the local board before appealing to the county board of appeal and equalization.

Stephen Saupe, Clerk

Avon Township

16881 Queens Rd

Avon, MN 56310

Publication date: April 12, 2017

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Holding Township Notice

    Supervisors of Holding Township will leave the Holding Town Hall at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2017 for their annual road inspection.

Julianne Ebnet, Clerk

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NOTICE OF MECHANIC’S LIEN SALE

    Please take notice that at the address of Copart, 200 County Road 159, Avon, MN 56310 at 2 o’clock on May 10, 2017, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2006 Suba Forester 2.  Storage and lien sale fees are due as of January 31, 2017 is $185.92.

    The storage will continue to accrue at $20.00 per day until the sale date.

Owner(s): Angela L. Milinkovich

Lienholders: JP Morgan Chase Bank NA

PLEASE NOTE-THIS MAY BE A SALVAGE VEHICLE.

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CITY OF ALBANY, MINNESOTA

Important Information Regarding

Property Assessments

This may affect your 2018 property tax payments

    The Board of Appeal and Equalization for the City of Albany shall meet on at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the Albany City Hall, 400 Railroad Avenue.

    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 your assessor’s office to discuss your concerns.  If you disagree with the valuation and 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 may make corrections as needed.  Generally, you must appear to the local board before appealing to the Stearns County Board of Appeal and Equalization.

Published in the Albany Enterprise on April 5th and April 12, 2017.

Tom Schneider

Clerk/Adm.

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STATE OF MINNESOTA    DISTRICT COURT

COUNTY OF STEARNS      

SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

    Court File No. 73-PR-17-2843



In Re: Estate of Julia Mary Westendorf,

aka Julia M. Westendorf,

aka Julia Westendorf,

            Decedent.



NOTICE OF AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON

PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL

AND APPOINTMENT OF

PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS

    It is Ordered and Notice is given that on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8:45 a.m. a hearing will be held in this Court at St. Cloud, Minnesota, on a petition for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the Decedent’s Will dated May 14, 2013, and for the appointment of Rachel J. Dymoke, whose address is 300 Riverside Avenue NW, Melrose, Minnesota 56352, as personal representative of the Decedent’s estate in an unsupervised administration.

    Any objections to the petition must be raised at the hearing or filed with the Court prior to the hearing.  If the petition is proper and no objections are filed or raised, the personal representatives will be appointed with the full power to administer the Decedent’s estate, including the power to collect all assets; pay all legal debts, claims, taxes, and expenses; sell real and personal property; and do all necessary acts for the Decedent’s estate.     Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. § 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the Decedent’s estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred.

BY THE COURT



Dated: March 30, 2017        Vicki E. Landwehr

                    Judge of District Court

Dated: March 30, 2017        George Lock

                     Court Administrator



Dymoke Law Office, P.A.

Scott E. Dymoke

MN# 219174

300 Riverside Avenue NW

P.O. Box 127

Melrose, MN 56352

Telephone: (320) 256-4205

Facsimile: (320) 256-7201

e-mail:    sedymoke@meltel.net

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REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

Albany Area Schools – ISD #745

April 12, 2017, 7:00 PM

Albany Elementary

A G E N D A

1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Public Forum

4. Agenda-Additions or Deletions

5. Approvals

5. 1. Previous Meeting Minutes

5. 2. Cash Flow Report-January 2017

6. Consent Agenda

7. Reports

7. 1. Building Project Updates

        Presenter: Breitbach Construction

7. 2. Student Representatives

7. 3. Purple Pride

7. 4. Community Education Update - Presenter: Cassie Nentl

7. 5. School Resource Officier Update

        Presenter: Matt Gannon

7. 6. SecondaryTechnology Updates - Presenter: Tim Wege

8. Business

8. 1. Head Boy’s Basketball Coach

8. 2. Resolution Proposing to Place on Unrequested ?            Leave of Absence

8. 3. Staff Development Mentor Program

        Presenter: Angie Revier

8. 4. Strategic Plan 2017-2020

8. 5. Budget FY 2018

8. 6. DOT Resolution for Land Use

9. Committee Reports

9. 1. WCED

10. Superintendent Report

10. 1. Enrollment

10. 2. Reschedule May Board meeting

10. 3. 2017 Tax Capacity Rates

11. Adjournment

Note: Items may be added to the agenda which have an immediate effect on the operation of the school district. An effort will be made to keep additions to a minimum.

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City of Albany

2016 Drinking Water Report

(This report is not being directly mailed to all customers, but that a copy is available upon request

by calling Joe Mergen, Public Works Supervisor, at 320-980-2990)

The City of Albany is issuing the results of monitoring done on its drinking water for the period from January 1 to December 31, 2016.  The purpose of this report is to advance consumers’ understanding of drinking water and heighten awareness of the need to protect precious water resources.



Source of Water

The City of Albany provides drinking water to its residents from a groundwater source:  three wells that are 200 feet deep, that draw water from the Quaternary Buried Artesian aquifer.

The Minnesota Department of Health has made a determination as to how vulnerable our systems’ source(s) of water may be to future contamination incidents.  If you wish to obtain the entire source water assessment regarding your drinking water, please call 651-201-4700 or 1-800-818-9318 (and press 5) during normal business hours.  Also, you can view it on line at www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/water/swp/swa.

Call Joe Mergen, Public Works Supervisor, at 320-980-2990,  if you have questions about the City of Albany drinking water or would like information about opportunities for public participation in decisions that may affect the quality of the water.



Results of Monitoring

No contaminants were detected at levels that violated federal drinking water standards.  However, some contaminants were detected in trace amounts that were below legal limits.  The table that follows shows the contaminants that were detected in trace amounts last year.  (Some contaminants are sampled less frequently than once a year; as a result, not all contaminants were sampled for in 2016.  If any of these contaminants were detected the last time they were sampled for, they are included in the table along with the date that the detection occurred.)

Key to abbreviations:

MCLG-Maximum Contaminant Level Goal: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health.  MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.

MCL-Maximum Contaminant Level: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water.  MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.

MRDL-Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level.

MRDLG-Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal.

AL-Action Level:  The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirement which a water system must follow.

90th Percentile Level-This is the value obtained after disregarding 10 percent of the samples taken that had the highest levels.  (For example, in a situation in which 10 samples were taken, the 90th percentile level is determined by disregarding the highest result, which represents 10 percent of the samples.)  Note:  In situations in which only 5 samples are taken, the average of the two with the highest levels is taken to determine the 90th percentile level.

ppm-Parts per million, which can also be expressed as milligrams per liter (mg/l).

ppb-Parts per billion, which can also be expressed as micrograms per liter (μg/l).

N/A-Not Applicable (does not apply).





Contaminant (units)



MCLG



MCL

Level Found



Typical Source of Contaminant

Range

(2016)

Average/Result*

Arsenic (ppb)

0

10

N/A

2.94

Erosion of natural deposits; Runoff from orchards; Runoff from glass and electronics production wastes.

Barium (ppm) (02/12/2014)

2

2

N/A

.18

Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits.

Fluoride (ppm)

4

4

.67-.98

.81

State of Minnesota requires all municipal water systems to add fluoride to the drinking water to promote strong teeth; Erosion of natural deposits; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories.

Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) (ppb)

0

60

5.8-7.1

7.1

By-product of drinking water disinfection.

TTHM (Total trihalomethanes) (ppb)

0

80

7.9-15.2

15.2

By-product of drinking water disinfection.





*This is the value used to determine compliance with federal standards.  It sometimes is the highest value detected and sometimes is an average of all the detected values.  If it is an average, it may contain sampling results from the previous year.



Contaminant (units)



MRDLG



MRDL



****



*****



Typical Source of Contaminant

Chlorine (ppm)

4

4

.1-1.61

.58

Water additive used to control microbes.





****Highest and Lowest Monthly Average.

*****Highest Quarterly Average.



Contaminant (units)



MCLG



AL

90% Level

# sites over AL



Typical Source of Contaminant

Copper (ppm) (07/14/2014)

1.3

1.3

.54

0 out of 10

Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits.

Lead (ppb) (07/14/2014)

0

15

.8

0 out of 10

Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits.





If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children.  Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing.  City of Albany is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components.  When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking.  If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested.  Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

Monitoring may have been done for additional contaminants that do not have MCLs established for them and are not required to be monitored under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Results may be available by calling 651-201-4700 or 1-800-818-9318 during normal business hours.



Compliance with National Primary Drinking Water Regulations

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells.  As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturallyoccurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.

Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturallyoccurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.

Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.

Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are byproducts of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.

Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturallyoccurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems.  Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.  The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk.  More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 18004264791.

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population.  Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections.  These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.  EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 18004264791.

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