Albany Public Works to conduct seasonal

HYDRANT FLUSHING

May 6th through May 10th 



Beginning Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 10, the Albany Public Works Department will be performing routine flushing of the City’s water system and fire hydrants.  Fire hydrants are typically flushed in the spring and fall as part of a regularly scheduled maintenance program to insure that they are in good working order and to remove rust, manganese deposits and sediment from the City’s water lines.  When hydrant flushing is being performed in your neighborhood, you may notice rusty colored water in your home.  The water is safe.  However, this discoloration may be a problem if you are washing laundry.  Here are some precautions you may take:

On the days the City is flushing lines, please check the water coming from your home faucet before using your washing machine.  If you notice discolored water coming from your faucet, let it run until the color clears.  

Wash laundry in the evenings or on the weekend, not during the times flushes are being performed.

If by accident you do wash a load and rusty looking streaks appear on your laundry, don’t use bleach to clean the articles as this will set stains permanently.  A product called “Iron Out” may be purchased at some hardware or grocery stores and has been shown successful in removing reddish iron stains from fabrics.

If weather permits, the fire hydrant flushes will be complete by Friday, May 10.  

If you have questions or need further information, please call Albany’s Public Works Supervisor, Joe Mergen at 320-980-2990.











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interim use permit public Notice

To consider an Interim Use Permit request from Robert Pierskalla, Albany, MN according to the requirements of Sections 6.7.3 D (1) of the Stearns County Zoning Ordinance #439 to construct or establish a new animal feedlot with less than 10 animal units in shoreland.  The property under consideration is 34.73 Acres, located in that part of Govt. Lot 4 and Govt. Lot 7 Lying WLY and NLY of FDL:COM S4 COR of Section 19 and, T122N, R031W, Eden Lake Township.  The property address is 16302 248th Avenue, Paynesville, MN.

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NOTICE FOR FIVE YEAR CONSTRUCTION?PROGRAM 
Notice is hereby given that the Stearns County Department of Highways will consider a Five-Year Highway Construction Program using federal funds, state aid funds, and local funds at a meeting to be held in the Stearns County Public Works Building, located at 455 28th Avenue South, Waite Park, MN., on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. 

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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 22, 2019, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2017 Hyun. Santa Fe. 

Copart fees to date are $259.60.

Country Preferred Ins. Company fees to date are $19,619, Storage as of March 28, 2019 is $0.

The storage will continue to accrue at $0 per day until the sale date listed above.

Owner(s): Megan Wohlman, Mary Wohlman, Scott Wohlman.

Lienholders: None.

PLEASE NOTE-THIS MAY BE A SALVAGE VEHICLE.

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CITY OF AVON

PUBLIC HEARING 

NOTICE

CONDITIONAL USE 

PERMIT

Notice is hereby given that on May 21, 2019 at 6:30 p.m., the Avon Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider a request from Eugene Meyer & Norma Meyer Rev. Trust (owner) and Copart, Inc. (applicant) to allow parcel number 03.00988.0000 for vehicle storage, remarketing and auto salvage (new office/shop/parking) in an Industrial Zone as a conditional use.

All persons interested are invited to attend said hearing and be heard on this matter.  All meetings of the City of Avon are handicapped accessible.

CITY OF AVON

Amy Pease

Zoning Administrator

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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 22, 2019, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2003 GMC Yukon XL.  Storage and Lien sale fees are due as of March 22, 2019 is $1,619.60.

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

Owner(s): Highway Auto

Lienholders: None.

PLEASE NOTE-THIS MAY BE A SALVAGE VEHICLE.

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HOLDINGFORD 

SCHOOL DISTRICT

CALL FOR BIDS

The Holdingford School District is calling for sealed bids for milk products to be received no later than noon May 10, 2019. Bids shall be clearly marked and delivered in opaque envelopes. Further information may be obtained from the office of the superintendent. The District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive minor technicalities in bidding. Address bids to Holdingford Public Schools, P.O. Box 250, Holdingford, MN 56340

Dale Streit, Clerk

Holdingford Public Schools

P.O. Box 250

Holdingford, MN 56340

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ALBANY TOWNSHIP BOARD

MEETING CHANGE

Notice is hereby given that the town board of Albany Township, Stearns County, Minnesota will  change their meeting night from Monday, May 27, 2019 to Tuesday, May 21, 2019, because of the Memorial Day Holiday.

Diane Noll

Albany Township Clerk

320-224-9616

Published in the Albany Enterprise May 8 and 15, 2019.

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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 June 5, 2019, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2005 Chrys Town and Coun.  Storage and Lien sale fees are due as of April 3, 2019 is $259.47.

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

Owner(s): Carol Ann Carlson

Lienholders: None.

PLEASE NOTE-THIS MAY BE A SALVAGE VEHICLE.

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Notice of Public Hearing

And Notice of Intent to Enact an 

Ordinance

Notice is hereby given that the Stearns County Board of Commissioners, in and for the County of Stearns, will conduct a public hearing to consider a rezoning request submitted by Joan Burrow, Avon MN according to Section 4.10 of Stearns County Land Use and Zoning Ordinance #439 to rezone approximately 23 acres from the Agricultural 40 (A-40) zoning district to the Residential 5 (R-5) zoning district.  The property under consideration is part of the NW1/4 NW1/4 lying east of County Road 9 and south of 370th St, in Section 9, Avon Township (125/30).  Property address is 36856 County Road 9, Avon MN.  Notice is further given of the County Board’s intent to enact Ordinance Number 587, if the request for rezoning is approved.  Copies of the rezoning application and Ordinance Number 587 are available for public review in the Stearns County Environmental Services Department located in Room 343, 705 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud, MN.

Notice is further given that the above hearing and ordinance enactment will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 beginning at, or as soon as possible after 9:10 a.m. in the County Board Room of the Stearns County Administration Center, located at 705 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud, MN  56303.

All interested persons are invited to attend said public hearing or submit written testimony prior to the hearing date.  Written testimony should be submitted to Angie Berg at the Stearns County Environmental Services Department, Administration Center, Room 343, 705 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud MN  56303 or at angie.berg@co.stearns.mn.us.

Chelle Benson, Director 

Environmental Services Department

Barrier Free Status:  This meeting will be accessible to the handicapped.  Attempts will be made to accommodate any other individual need for special service.  Please call Heidi Ringel at (320) 656-3613 early so that arrangements can be made.

Publish: May 8, 2019.

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Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the Stearns County Planning Commission, in and for the County of Stearns, will conduct certain public hearings as follows:

1. To consider a Conditional Use Permit application submitted by Jerry Konz of JK Landscape Construction LLC on behalf of Dean & Heidi Howard, Cold Spring MN according to Sections 10.2.11B(3), 10.2.14B(3), 10.2.14D, and 10.2.14I(2)(c) of Stearns County Land Use and Zoning Ordinance #439 to excavate and fill 100 cubic yards of material, construct retaining walls with greater than 4 feet of cumulative wall height, place natural fieldstone rip rap along the shoreline and install boulder steps for lake access. The property under consideration is located at 21740 Regina Park Dr., Cold Spring, MN on Lot 001, Block 001 of Nic Wenner Point, Section 28, T123N, R30W, Wakefield Township.

2. To consider a Conditional Use Permit application submitted by Benjamin & Krista Douvier, Avon MN according to Sections 4.8 and 7.6 of Stearns County Land Use and Zoning Ordinance #439 to complete a conventional subdivision in the Conservation Design Overlay. The proposal is located in part of SW1/4 lying north of Kreigle Lake Road in Section 6, Collegeville Township (124/30). Property address is 18912 Kreigle Lake Rd, Avon.

3. To consider a Conditional Use Permit application submitted by Shadys Golden Tee Inc., Albany MN on behalf of Rich Springs Golf Club, Cold Spring MN according to Sections 4.8 and 10.2.4 of Land Use and Zoning Ordinance #439 to expand an existing restaurant by adding additional dock slips and outdoor seating. The property under consideration is part of Government Lot 5, part of the NE1/4SE1/4 and part of Lots 1 and 2 Fairway Shores lying west of Fairway Circle in Section 20, Wakefield Township (123/30). Property address is 17467 Fairway Circle, Cold Spring MN.

4. To consider a Conditional Use Permit application submitted by Gregory & Rishelle Teigen, Ramsey MN according to Sections 4.18, 6.60 and 9.9.6B of Stearns County Land Use and Zoning Ordinance #439 to operate a vacation home rental in the Residential 1 (R-1) zoning district. The proposal is located on Lot 4 McKinley’s Point lying east of Lake Koronis and west of Beachside Road in Section 35, Paynesville Township (122/32). Property address is 14025 Beachside Rd, Paynesville.

5. To consider an Interim Use Permit request from Robert Pierskalla, Albany, MN according to the requirements of Sections 6.7.3 D (1) of the Stearns County Zoning Ordinance #439 to construct or establish a new animal feedlot with less than 10 animal units in shoreland. The property under consideration is 34.73 Acres, located in that part of Gov’t Lot 4 and Gov’t Lot 7 Lying WLY and NLY of FDL:COM S4 COR of Section 19 and, T122N, R031W, Eden Lake Township. The property address is 16302 248th Avenue, Paynesville, MN.

6. To consider a Conditional Use Permit application submitted by The One-Thirty T LLC, Avon MN according to Sections 4.8, 6.9 and 9.8.5Q of Stearns County Land Use and Zoning Ordinance #439 to construct attached single family dwelling units in the Rural Townsite zoning district. The proposal is located in part of the N1/2 N1/2 SW1/4, lying south of County Rd 4 and west of 130th Ave in Section 6, St. Wendel Township (125/29). Property address is 13015 County Rd 4, Avon MN.

Notice is further given that the above hearings will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 beginning at 7:00 PM at the Stearns County Service Center West, 3301 County Rd. 138 Room 121, Waite Park, Minnesota.

A copy of the proposed requests are on file in the Stearns County Environmental Services Office, County Administration Center, 705 Courthouse Square Room 343, St. Cloud, Minnesota and can be viewed during regular business hours. These requests/information can also be viewed approximately one week prior to the meeting at co.stearns.mn.us by clicking on Board & Committee Meetings. Action taken on these applications will be available shortly after the meeting at the same website location.

All interested persons are invited to attend said hearings or submit written testimony prior to the hearing date either in support of or in opposition to the proposed request. Written testimony should be submitted to the Stearns County Environmental Services Department, Administration Center, 705 Courthouse Square Room 343, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56303.

Jeff Bertram, Chair

Stearns County Planning 

Commission

Barrier Free Status: This meeting will be accessible to the handicapped. Attempts will be made to accommodate any other individual need for special services. Please call (320) 656-3613 early so arrangements can be made.

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Holdingford School Board Briefs:

A School Board Work Session was held May 1, 2019. Jason Bruns introduced Ryan Lamberty from the Varsity Group he presented information on a Digital Trophy Case. Mr. Lamberty demonstrated all of the features available with the cloud-hosting package.

The Board discussed replacing trophy cases with a Digital Touchwall. This would allow the district to reclaim wall space, display more history while staying up-to-date in minutes. The Touchwall can be shared with school supporters anywhere in the world with cloud hosting. The Board will discuss this further as the new high school entrance is developed.

POC Committee met on 4/18/19. Mr. Swenson presented a drawing of the front entrance with the addition of a family bathroom. The design group is starting to look at interior design, furniture and equipment. The ITV Room will be transformed into offices and a team changing room. Mr. Swenson distributed renderings of the front entrance, preschool and kindergarten rooms. He updated the Board on the roofing project and the parking lot project. Next POC meeting 5/2/19.

Mr. Christensen reported on the Community Education Advisory Council meeting held on 4/8/19. A recap of spring activities, preview of summer programs, a survey to be sent out in the near future and new program ideas were all presented.

Ms. Martini reported on the Technology meeting held on 4/8/19. She informed the Board the network upgrade, camera project and new technology purchases were reviewed. The network upgrade is scheduled to be completed by the time summer school starts with quotes coming for approval at the May 15th board meeting. Discussion on streaming live concerts and improvements on microphone systems in gym and theater took place. The sound systems will need to be updated in the next phase of technology work.

Mr. Swenson updated the board on Fund 6 purchases including wrestling room wall pads, ventilation fan replacements including electrical, and LED lighting in the gyms. 

Ms. Heinze presented 2018-2019 original and revised budgets with the major revision being SPED revenue dollars being increased. The bottom line is basically a break even to the fund balance. Final revisions will be at the May meeting for approval.

Staffing for next year is taking shape with the high school social studies, english and math positions filled. The secondary administrative assistants position is still being considered. The Elementary grades K-3 will have four sections, grades 4 and 5 will have three sections and grade 6 will be four sections. The kindergarten position and one-third grade position is filled. There will be another third grade vacancy to fill and a combination SPED/preschool position that is posted in-house at this time. Community Education just hired a new Kid Zone Site Leader, SRO position will remain part time, and the Mental Health staffing plan is being developed. A lengthy discussion took place on class sizes and the possibility of adding a 4th grade section, it is still a volatile piece at this time waiting to see what the state approves for school funding and if students are gained. 

The next work session will be Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the Boardroom

Following the Work Session, a Special Closed School Board meeting was held to discuss negotiation strategies.

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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Regular Meeting

Albany Area Schools

ISD #745

May 8, 2019, 7:00 PM

District Board Room

A G E N D A

1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Public Forum

4. Agenda -- Additions and Deletions

5. Approvals

5. 1. Previous Meeting Minutes

5. 2. Cash Flow Reports- March 2019

6. Consent Agenda

7. Reports

7. 1. Student Representatives

7. 2. Transportation and Grounds Update

7. 3. Technology Updates

7. 4. Purple Pride

8. Business

8. 1. Enrollment Report

8. 2. LTFM Update

8. 3. Solar Credits

8. 4. Secondary Staffing

8. 5. Open Enrollment

8. 6. Resolution Placing Teachers on Unrequested Leave of Absence

8. 7. Secondary Planned e-Learning Day

8. 8. Change June 26th Work Session to a Regular Meeting

8. 9. School Board Policies - Third Read

8. 9. 1. Policy 101 Legal Status of the School District

8. 9. 2. Policy 101.1 Name of the School District

8. 9. 3. Policy 103 Complaints - Students, Employees, Parents, Other Persons

8. 10. School Board Policies - Second Read

8. 10. 1. Policy 203.1 School Board Procedures; Rules of Order

8. 10. 2. Policy 203.2 Order Of The Regular School Board Meeting

8. 10. 3. Policy 203.5 School Board Meeting Agenda

8. 10. 4. Policy 203.6 Consent Agenda

8. 11. School Board Policy - First Read

8. 11. 1. Policy 750 Post-Issuance Debt Compliance Policy

9. Student Representative Recognition

10. Committee Reports

10. 1. Fifth Monday Meeting

11. Superintendent Report

12. 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.

Matt Kreuzer, Clerk

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