Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the Stearns County Planning Commission, in and for the County of Stearns, will conduct a public hearing to consider a request for an Interim Use Permit submitted by Charles and Debra Uphoff, Melrose MN according to Sections 4.8, 6.56.2 and 9.2.6E of Stearns County Land Use and Zoning Ordinance #439 to construct a secondary single family residential dwelling unit accessory to an agricultural operation in the Agricultural 80 zoning district. The property under consideration is located in the NW1/4SE1/4, lying westerly of 315th Avenue in Section 13, Grove Township (125/33).  Property address is 35319 315th Avenue, Melrose.

Notice is further given that the above hearing will be held on Thursday, March 15, 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 request is 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.  This request/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 this application 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 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.

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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Melrose Township Notice

Notice to Residents of Melrose Township Elections for the office of town supervisor (3 year term) and town clerk (2 year term) will be held on Tuesday March 13, 2018 at the Melrose Town Hall.  Polls will be open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The election results will be canvassed March 13, 2018. 

The annual meeting will commence at 8:15 p.m. on March 13, 2018.

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GROVE  TOWNSHIP 

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION

The Town Election and Annual meeting for Grove Township will be held on March 13, 2018. If bad weather. it will be held on March 20, 2018. Polls will be open 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Annual meeting will commence at 8:10 p.m.

Election and Meeting will be held at the Meire Grove City Hall.

Grove Township Clerk

Richard W. Thull

/s/ Richard W. Thull

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Minnesota Secretary of State

Amendment to Certificate of

Assumed Name

Minnesota Statutes

Chapter 333

1) The exact name under which the business is or will be conducted is: Genex Farm Systems. 

(2) The address of the principal place of business is: 58 Interstate Drive NW, Melrose, MN 56352. 

(3) The name and complete street address of the entity conducting business under the above Assumed Name is: Genex Cooperative, Inc., 100 MBC Drive, PO Box 469, Shawano, WI 54166. 

(4) I certify that I am authorized to sign this certificate and I further certify the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this certificate, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Minnesota Statutes Section 609.48 as if I had signed this certificate under oath.

/s/ Matt Silbernick,

Associate Vice President

Dated: Feb. 13, 2018

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Minnesota Secretary of State

Certificate of Assumed Name

Minnesota Statutes 

Chapter 333

1) The exact name under which the business is or will be conducted is: Farm Systems. 

(2) The address of the principal place of business is: 58 Interstate Drive NW, Melrose, MN 56352. 

(3) The name and complete street address of the entity conducting business under the above Assumed Name is: Genex Cooperative, Inc., 100 MBC Drive, PO Box 469, Shawano, WI 54166. 

(4) I certify that I am authorized to sign this certificate and I further certify the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this certificate, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Minnesota Statutes Section 609.48 as if I had signed this certificate under oath. 

/s/ Matt Silbernick,

Associate Vice President

Dated: Feb. 13, 2018

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MILLWOOD TOWNSHIP NOTICE

Notice is hereby given: To the qualified voters of Millwood Township, the annual election will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in the St. Rosa Church Basement.  In case of inclement weather, the meeting and election may be postponed until the third Tuesday in March.

The annual meeting will commence at 1:00 p.m. to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law. The election polls will open immediately following the annual meeting, and close at 8:00 p.m. Voters will elect the following: One Supervisor: 3-year term; One Clerk: 2-year term.  The board of canvas will certify the election results on March 13, 2018, immediately following the counting of votes.

Joseph Wiechman

Clerk, Millwood Township

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

1ST STREET NE / 4TH AVENUE NE 

IMPROVEMENT PROJECT 

FOR THE CITY OF MELROSE 

STEARNS COUNTY, MINNESOTA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received by the City of Melrose at the office of the City Clerk located at, 225 1st Street NE, Melrose, MN 56352 until 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 22, 2018, and will be publicly opened and read at said time and place by representatives of the City of Melrose.  Said proposals for the furnishing of all labor and materials for the construction, complete in-place, of the following approximate quantities:

6,204 S F Remove Bituminous Pavement

1,402 L F Remove and Replace Concrete Curb and Gutter

1,650 C Y Common Excavation (P)

  900 TON Type SP 12.5 Wearing Course Mix (3,C)

  600 TON Type SP 12.5 Non Wear Course Mix (3,C)

     10,135 S F 6” Concrete Walk

1,825 L F Concrete Curb & Gutter Design B618

  645 L F 8” PVC Sanitary Sewer

1,191 L F 12” – 36” RCP Storm Sewer

1,161 L F 6” – 12” PVC Watermain

The provisions of Minn. Stat. 16C.285 Responsible Contractor are imposed as a requirement of this contract.  All bidders and persons or companies providing a response/submission to the Advertisement for Bids/RFP of the City shall comply with the provisions of the statute.

The bids must be submitted on the Proposal Forms provided in accordance with the Contract Documents, Plans, and Specifications as prepared by WSB & Associates, Inc., 4140 Thielman Lane, Suite 204, St. Cloud, MN 56301, which are on file with the City Clerk of Melrose and may be seen at the office of the Consulting Engineer or at the office of the City Clerk. Direct questions about this Project, including pre-bid questions, to Mike Nielson at 320-534-5940 or arein@wsbeng.com.  

Complete digital Proposal Forms, Plans, and Specifications for use by Contractors submitting a bid are available at www.questcdn.com.  You may download the digital plan documents for a nonrefundable fee of $25.00 by inputting Quest project #5590610 on the website’s Project Search page.  Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information.

An optional paper set of Proposal Forms, Plans, and Specifications may be obtained from the Consulting Engineers, WSB & Associates, Inc., 4140 Thielman Lane, Suite 204, St. Cloud, MN 56301, for a nonrefundable fee of $100.00 per set, check payable to WSB & Associates, Inc.

Bids will only be accepted from Contractors who purchase digital or paper Bidding Documents as specified above.

No bids will be considered unless sealed and filed with the City of Melrose and accompanied by a cash deposit, cashier’s check, or certified check, or bid bond made payable to the City of Melrose for five percent (5%) of the amount bid, to be forfeited as liquidated damages in the event that the bid be accepted and the bidder fail to enter promptly into a written contract and furnish the required bond.

No bids may be withdrawn for a period of 60 days from the date of opening of bids.  The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

DATED:  February 15, 2018 BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL

    s/s Michael Brethorst City Administrator

             Melrose, MN

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON AMENDMENTS 

TO CITY OF MELROSE ZONING ORDINANCE 

NO. 1989-1-A

The Melrose City Council  will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, at the Melrose City Center for the purpose of giving consideration to amending City of Melrose Zoning Ordinance No. 1989-1-A, as amended, and adopted by reference as Chapter 153 of the City of Melrose Code of Ordinances by modifying portions of all of the existing sections and establishing new sections where necessary. The purpose of the proposed amendments is to update existing zoning-related regulations found in the C-2, Highway Commercial District, Section 222.04(5). The proposed verbiage is as follows: Convenience Grocery Store by eliminating the requirement of 3,200 square feet or less in conjunction to operation with a motor fuel facility. A copy of the current Zoning Ordinance containing the proposed modifications and additions is on file with the Planning and Zoning Department, Melrose City Center, 225 1st St NE, Melrose, MN 56352 and is available for review during normal business hours.

All interested persons are invited to attend this Public Hearing. Testimony either in support of or in opposition to the request may be presented by appearing at the above Hearing or it may be submitted in writing prior to the Hearing date. Written testimony should be sent to the Melrose City Council, Melrose City Center, 225 1st St NE, Melrose MN 56352.

Dated this 20th day of February 2018 at the City of Melrose, Minnesota.

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NOTICE TO RESIDENTS OF OAK TOWNSHIP

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT:

1. NOTICE OF ANNUAL ELECTION TO QU0ALIFIED VOTERS OF OAK TOWNSHIP:  Polls will be open from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 to elect one Supervisor for a three (3) year term, one Supervisor for a two (2) year term and one Treasurer for a two (2) year term.  Polling place will be the Oak Town Hall, 28801 Co Rd 30, Freeport, MN 56331. 

2. BOARD OF CANVAS:  The board of canvas will meet at the close of polls at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at the Oak Town Hall. 

3. NOTICE OF AQNNUAL MEETING:  The Annual Meeting of Oak Township will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 8:15 p.m. at the Oak Town Hall.  In case of inclement weather, the Annual Election, Board of Canvas and Annual Meeting will meet at times appointed on Tuesday, March 21, 2018.

Bob Roelike

Oak Township Clerk

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Important Information Regarding Property Assessments This may affect your 2019 property taxes.

The Board of Appeal and Equalization for City of Freeport will meet on 4/24/2018, 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., at Freeport City 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 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.

Dated: November 9, 2017

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