CITY OF ALBANY

AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE 41 

STREETS AND SIDEWALKS

SUMMARY PUBLICATION

The City of Albany has approved an amendment to Ordinance Section 41 STREETS AND SIDEWALKS adding Section 41.11 regarding Small Cell Wireless Facilities. 

Ordinance Section 41.11 Small Cell Wireless Facilities sets forth (1) the authority for and purpose of the ordinance; (2) defines applicable terms; (3) establishes City ownership and control of the City’s infrastructure and rights of way; (4) provides for removal of facilities placed in the right of way without a permit; (5) establishes permit requirements and application criteria; (6) exempts certain activities form permit requirements; (7) establishes fees and costs; (8) establishes placement, operational and maintenance standards; (9) and sets forth permissible permit conditions, reasons for denial, and procedures for suspension and revocation.

This material is a summary of Ordinance Section 41.11 Small Cell Wireless Facilities.  The full text of Ordinance Section 41.11 Small Cell Wireless Facilities is available for inspection by any person during regular office hours at the office of the Albany City Clerk/Administrator.

This Ordinance was adopted by the City Council of Albany on August 2, 2017, and shall be effective upon publication.

Daron Gersch, Mayor

Tom Schneider, Clerk/Administrator

( S E A L )

This amendment was published in the Albany Enterprise on August 9, 2017.

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oldingford School Board Briefs

The Holdingford School Board held their regular meeting on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Superintendent Swenson updated the Board on construction projects. The electricity in the Elementary School will be shut down from Aug. 21st through the 25th, locker room completion date is set back to Aug. 18th, Playground removal is complete and build dates are Aug. 14th through 19th, volunteers and tools are needed.

Secondary Principal Brian Silbernick reported summer school was in session and he has added about 5 students for the upcoming school year. Elementary Principal Jim Stang explained the timeline leading up to the playground build. He reported that over 150 kids were attending summer school, and he has added about 20 students for the upcoming school year. Mr. Stang informed the Board of the shortage of SPED Teachers and how we have not been able to secure a teacher for that position as of yet. He invited the Board to Back-to-School Open House which is scheduled for August 30th. There is 7th grade orientation from 4:00-5:00 p.m. with Open House for both grades K-6 and 7-12 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. School Pictures will be taken by Ludwig Photography for grades 7-12 in the High School media center during Open House.

Business Manager Beth Heinze reported on monthly expenditures with updated revised numbers as of June 30, 2017. She has the Annual Audit scheduled for September 14th and will have final year end numbers after that.

Other agenda items at the July 19th meeting included:

Approval of the Resolution establishing Dates for Filing Affidavits of Candidacy for School Board.  The Dates are August 1st through August 15th. 

Approval of the Resolution Relating To The Election Of School Board Members And Calling The School District General Election on November 7th, 2017.

Approval of the Resolution Determining The Necessity Of Increasing General Education Revenue And Issuing General Obligation Bonds Calling A Special Election And Referendum on November 7th, 2017.

Approval of the Long Term Facility Maintenance Plan. It is the projected revenue & expenses for planned LTFM projects. 

Call for Special Closed Meeting after the regular August 16th School Board meeting for the purpose of discussing negotiation strategies if necessary. 

Hired Melissa Hartung for the ECFE Para position.

Approve Leave-of-Absence for Food Service Employee from approximately Sept. 5th through Jan. 1, 2018. 

Approve to post for a LTS in Food Service for 2.25 hours a day from Sept. 5th through approximately Dec. 22, 2017. Motion carried. AIF. 

The Holdingford School Board held a closed meeting on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 following the regular meeting where discussion was on negotiation strategies and progress on the groups that have met.

The next regular meeting of the Holdingford School Board will be Wednesday, August 16th at 6:00 PM in the LMC.

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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Holdingford School Board Briefs

The Holdingford School Board held their regular meeting on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Superintendent Swenson updated the Board on construction projects. The electricity in the Elementary School will be shut down from Aug. 21st through the 25th, locker room completion date is set back to Aug. 18th, Playground removal is complete and build dates are Aug. 14th through 19th, volunteers and tools are needed.

Secondary Principal Brian Silbernick reported summer school was in session and he has added about 5 students for the upcoming school year. Elementary Principal Jim Stang explained the timeline leading up to the playground build. He reported that over 150 kids were attending summer school, and he has added about 20 students for the upcoming school year. Mr. Stang informed the Board of the shortage of SPED Teachers and how we have not been able to secure a teacher for that position as of yet. He invited the Board to Back-to-School Open House which is scheduled for August 30th. There is 7th grade orientation from 4:00-5:00 p.m. with Open House for both grades K-6 and 7-12 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. School Pictures will be taken by Ludwig Photography for grades 7-12 in the High School media center during Open House.

Business Manager Beth Heinze reported on monthly expenditures with updated revised numbers as of June 30, 2017. She has the Annual Audit scheduled for September 14th and will have final year end numbers after that.

Other agenda items at the July 19th meeting included:

Approval of the Resolution establishing Dates for Filing Affidavits of Candidacy for School Board.  The Dates are August 1st through August 15th. 

Approval of the Resolution Relating To The Election Of School Board Members And Calling The School District General Election on November 7th, 2017.

Approval of the Resolution Determining The Necessity Of Increasing General Education Revenue And Issuing General Obligation Bonds Calling A Special Election And Referendum on November 7th, 2017.

Approval of the Long Term Facility Maintenance Plan. It is the projected revenue & expenses for planned LTFM projects. 

Call for Special Closed Meeting after the regular August 16th School Board meeting for the purpose of discussing negotiation strategies if necessary. 

Hired Melissa Hartung for the ECFE Para position.

Approve Leave-of-Absence for Food Service Employee from approximately Sept. 5th through Jan. 1, 2018. 

Approve to post for a LTS in Food Service for 2.25 hours a day from Sept. 5th through approximately Dec. 22, 2017. Motion carried. AIF. 

The Holdingford School Board held a closed meeting on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 following the regular meeting where discussion was on negotiation strategies and progress on the groups that have met.

The next regular meeting of the Holdingford School Board will be Wednesday, August 16th at 6:00 PM in the LMC.

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 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 September 6, 2017, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2004 Cadi CTS.  Storage and lien sale fees are due as of May 26, 2017 is $485.92.

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

Owner(s): Jamie Meagher, Samuel James Schiff

Lienholders: Superior Choice Credit Union

PLEASE NOTE-THIS MAY BE A SALVAGE VEHICLE.

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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 September 6, 2017, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2005 Chev MLT.  Storage and lien sale fees are due as of May 26, 2017 is $345.92.

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

Owner(s): Choukri I. Elmi

Lienholders: Tripple H Auto Sales

PLEASE NOTE-THIS MAY BE A SALVAGE VEHICLE.

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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 September 6, 2017, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 1993 Winn MH.  Storage and lien sale fees are due as of May 26, 2017 is $759.36.

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

Owner(s): Gail Pollock, Lawrence and Shirley Larson

Lienholders: Norwest Bank Fargo

PLEASE NOTE-THIS MAY BE A SALVAGE VEHICLE.

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NOTICE

CITY OF ALBANY

COUNCIL MEMBER VACANCY

The City of Albany is accepting applications for appointment on the City Council to fill a vacancy. The Council term would commence upon appointment and end on December 31, 2018.

City Council meetings are held at 6:30 PM on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.  In order to be appointed, you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of the City of Albany, eligible to vote in the State of Minnesota, and be at least 21-years old.  Interested residents shall complete an application for the City Council position which can be obtained on the City’s website at www.ci.albany.mn.us or by contacting the City at 845-4244.   

Upon completion of the application, please submit to the City of Albany, no later than 3:00 PM on Monday, August 21, 2017. For additional information, please contact Tom Schneider, Clerk/Adm. at 845-4244.

Tom Schneider

Clerk/Adm.

Published in the Albany Enterprise this 9th day of August, 2017.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF ALBANY

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing of the Albany Planning Commission in and for the City of Albany, Stearns County, Minnesota, is scheduled at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, on Thursday, August 24, 2017, in the Council Room at 400 Railroad Avenue, Albany, Minnesota, to consider the following:

AMENDMENTS TO THE ZONING ORDINANCE 80 TO ALLOW SMALL CELL FACILITIES AND SUPPORT STRUCTURES IN THE R-1 AND R-2DISTRICTS AS A CONDITIONAL USE AND IN THE R-3, R-4, C-1, C-2, C-3, M-1, M-2 AND PUBLIC DISTRICTS AS A PERMITTED USE.

The proposed ordinance may be viewed in its entirety at City Hall, 400 Railroad Avenue, Albany, Minnesota, during normal office hours.

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

Tom Schneider

Clerk/Adm.

Published in the Albany Enterprise, on this 9th day of August, 2017.

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Holdingford School Board Briefs

A Special School Board meeting was held August 2nd, 2017. The only Agenda item was a Swim Team Co-op with Upsala. The Board approved the Swim Team Co-op with Upsala Area School District #487.

A School Board Work Session followed the special meeting. Superintendent Swenson entertained input regarding messaging platforms to get information out on the upcoming Levy and Bond Referendum votes. Pat Overom from ICS was present to assist. He shared information to define message statements, platforms and the next steps.

Question #1 will be for Technology Operating Levy which will be dollars for updating technology equipment and infrastructure, instructional technology, wireless network and continually improving technology.

Question #2 will be the Bond Referendum which will be dollars for maintaining current physical facility needs like the roof which will enable the District to better leverage future long term facility maintenance funding needs on a more proactive basis. The Bond will also include dollars for improving safety and security while increasing academic & activity opportunities PreK through Senior Citizen.

The message platforms will be District Website, Informational Brochures and Enterprise Articles.

Lastly the timeline was discussed. Mr. Overom will put together flyers and a power point presentation to be used. The Board will schedule informational meetings and be set up with information at Open Houses.

The Board scheduled a Work Session for Monday, August 28th to finalize plans leading up to the Nov. 7th, 2017 vote.

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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Albany Area Schools

Albany, Minnesota 56307

Administration Office Telephone 320/845-2171 –

 FAX 320/845-4017

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

Albany Area Schools – ISD #745

August 9, 2017, 7:00 PM

Albany Elementary Media Center

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-May 2017

6. Consent Agenda

7. Reports

7. 1. Student Representative--Oath of Office

7. 2. Building Project Updates Presenter: Breitbach Construction

7. 3. Purple Pride

7. 4. Enrollment Report

7. 5. 2017 MCA Test Results Presenter: Amy Notch

8. Business

8. 1. Policy 534 Unpaid Meals -- Second Read

8. 2. Policy 805 Waste Reduction and Recycling--Second Read

8. 3. Facility Use Procedures for BECC

8. 4. Equipment Purchase for Grounds

8. 5. Solar Garden - SoCore Energy

9. Committee Reports

10. Superintendent Report

10. 1. Back to School Activities

10. 2. August 23, 2017 Regular Board Meeting

10. 3. Staffing Updates

11. Closed Meeting for Superintendent’s Performance Review

12. Reopen the Closed Meeting

13. 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

Patricia Gersch, Clerk

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-Notice of Public Hearing-

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Minnesota Statute, Section 394.26, that the Stearns County Board of Adjustment, in and for the County of Stearns, will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, August 24, 2017 in Conference Room 121, Stearns County Service Center West, 3301 County Road 138, Waite Park, MN, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Purpose of the hearing is to consider the granting or denial of variances from the Stearns County Land Use & Zoning Ordinance, Stearns County Subdivision Ordinance, Stearns County Sewage Treatment Ordinance, Stearns County Recreational Campground Ordinance, Stearns County Lodging Establishments Ordinance, Stearns County Childrens Camps Ordinance and the Stearns County Manufactured Home Parks Ordinance as follows:

Public Hearings:

1. To consider a request from James Scegura, Avon, MN from Section 6.7.5D of the Stearns County Land Use & Zoning Ordinance #439 to leave as constructed a total confinement barn that is located 63 feet from the nearest property line.  Said Ordinance requires a 100 foot setback to a property line for a feedlot that is registered for 10 animal units or more.  Affected property:  119A N3/4NE4 of Section 32, T126N, R30W, Holding Township.  Property address:  38778 County Road 9, Avon, MN.

All applications and related information are on file with the Environmental Services Department, Room 343, County Administration Center, 705 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud, MN and can also be viewed approximately one week prior to the meeting at co.stearns.mn.us by clicking on Board and 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 hearing or submit written testimony prior to the hearing date, either in support of or in opposition to the requests.  Written testimony should be sent to the Stearns County Board of Adjustment, Stearns County Environmental Services Department, Administration Center Room 343, 705 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud, MN 56303.

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 or 1-800-450-0852 early so arrangements can be made.

Publish:  August 9, 2017

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2018 Sauk River Watershed ?District Budget Public Hearing Notice
January 1st, 2018 to December 31, 2018 Calendar Year Budget

General Fund Budget

The General Fund Budget will be categorized into the following:

Managers Compensation and Training Expenses   $26,325

Operations and Administration Expenses $319,716

Education Expenses $85,122

Monitoring Expenses $81,024

BMP Incentive Program Expenses $152,967

Drainage Authority Expenses $43,499

Permit Authority Expenses $59,109

Operating Transfers $33,500

Total General Fund Budget $801,262

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: The Sauk River Watershed District Board of Managers will meet at the Melrose City Center in Melrose, MN on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of continuing consideration on the forgoing proposed final budget with a maximum administrative levy of $701,493.  The remaining budget will be met through additional non-property tax funding sources.  At such time, any interested person may appear either in person or by a representative and will be given an opportunity for a full and complete discussion of proposed budget set forth and contained above. 

Scott Henderson

Administrator

Sauk River Watershed District

524 4th St South

Sauk Centre, MN 56378

(320) 352-2231 Phone

(320) 352-6455 Fax

scott@srwdmn.org

Visit us online at:  www.srwdmn.org 

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