-Notice of Public Hearing-

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

1. To consider a request for a conditional use permit submitted by Lamar OCI North LLC, St. Cloud, MN according to Sections 4.8, 5.1.2A(8), and 7.24 of Stearns County Land Use and Zoning Ordinance #439 to replace an off-premise sign in the Commercial zoning district. The property under consideration is located at in part of the SW1/4 NW1/4, lying northerly of I-94 in Section 1, Grove Township (125/33).

2. To consider a rezoning request submitted by Lamar OCI North LLC, St. Cloud, MN to rezone approximately 2.15 acres from the Agricultural 40 zoning district to the Commercial zoning district in accordance with Section 4.10 of Stearns County Land Use and Zoning Ordinance #439.  The property under consideration is located at in part of the SW1/4 NW1/4, lying northerly of I-94 in Section 1, Grove Township (125/33).

Notice is further given that the above hearing will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Stearns County Service Center West, 3301 County Road 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 requests.  Written testimony should be submitted to the Stearns County Environmental Services Department, Administration Center, 705 Courthouse Square, Room 343, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56303.

LeRoy Gondringer, 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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Notice to Residents of 

Melrose Township

The filing period for the offices of Supervisor (3 year term), and Clerk (2 year term) will be open from January 2, 2018 through January 16, 2018 at 5 p.m.

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

December 2017

Project: Stearns County Ditch 11 (CD 11) Repairs 

Owner: Sauk River Watershed District (SRWD)

Class of Work: Excavation, clearing & grubbing, tree removal, and stabilization 

Project Location: Stearns County, Minnesota

Pre-Bid Meeting: January 5, 2018, 11:30 a.m.

Bids Close At: January 11, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

1.1 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

Sealed Bid Proposals for the furnishing of all labor, materials and all other items necessary to complete the work described herewith, will be received by Sauk River Watershed District at its office located at 524 4th St. S, Sauk Centre, MN, until 3:00 p.m. January 11, 2018, at which time such bids will be opened and read aloud.  The work, in accordance with drawings and specifications prepared by Wenck Associates, Inc. consists of the following major items of work:

• Approximately 13,110 LF of ditch cleaning including excavation, grubbing, vegetation removal, and disposal of materials via spreading and leveling soils 

• Approximately 2,590 LF of ditch cleaning including vegetation and brush removal only

• Beaver dam removal (5)

• Salvage of rock check dams (3)

• Approximately 133 CY of Class II Riprap at lateral ditch inlets, existing drain tile outlets (including geotextile underlayment)

• Culvert replacement (3), and approximately 217 CY Class III Riprap stabilization with geotextile

• Buffer Establishment, Site Restoration and Erosion Control

Contractors desiring a copy of the bid package, plans, specifications and proposal forms may obtain them from the Sauk River Watershed District office, 524 4th Street South, Sauk Centre, MN or the offices of Wenck Associates, Inc., 7500 Highway 55, Suite 300 Golden Valley MN 55427-4800. There is a required payment of an $85.00 non-refundable fee for each bid package.  Digital copies of the plans, specifications, and proposal forms are available at http://www.questcdn.com for a fee of $25.  These documents may be downloaded by selecting this project from the BIDDING DOCUMENTS link and by entering bid document No. 5481924 on the SEARCH PROJECTS page.  For assistance and free membership registration, contact QuestCDN at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com. 

The bid package is available for examination at the Wenck office, 7500 Highway 55, Suite 300 Golden Valley MN 55427-4800 and at the Sauk River Watershed District office at 524 4th St. S, Sauk Centre, MN 56378.  All communications made prior to bid opening, relative to this project, should be addressed to the ENGINEER Attn: Rebecca Carlson, Project Engineer, rcarlson@wenck.com or 763-252-6824.

Bid Proposals shall be submitted on forms furnished for that purpose.

Each bid proposal shall be accompanied by a “Bid Security” in the form of a certified or cashier’s check made payable to Sauk River Watershed District (“OWNER”) in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the total bid, or a surety bond in the same amount, running to the OWNER, with a surety company duly authorized to do business in the state of Minnesota, such Bid Security to be a guarantee that the bidder, if awarded a contract, will enter into a contract with Sauk River Watershed District; and the amount of the certified check will be retained or the bond enforced by the OWNER in case the bidder fails to do so.  The OWNER will retain the deposits for the three lowest bidders until the contract has been awarded and executed but not longer than sixty (60) days.  No bid may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days following the bid opening.

A PRE-BID meeting will be held January 5, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. at the Sauk River Watershed District office located at 524 4th St. So, Sauk Centre, MN.

The bid of the lowest responsible bidder is intended to be accepted on or before the expiration of sixty (60) days after the date of the opening of bids.  The OWNER, however, reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to wave any minor irregularities, informalities or discrepancies, and further reserves the right to award the contract in the best interest of Sauk River Watershed District. 

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