-Notice of Public Hearing-

Melrose Beacon

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, February 22, 2018 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 Brian & Kathy Bussmann, Rogers, MN from Sections 5.2.1C(3) & 10.2.11A(2) of the Stearns County Land Use & Zoning Ordinance #439 to construct a 14’x28’ home addition ahead of the building line onto a nonconforming residential structure that is located partly in the Shore Impact Zone of Little Birch Lake, classified Recreational Development.  Said Ordinance does not allow for an addition to a nonconforming structure that is located wholly or partly in the Shore Impact Zone and ahead of or lakeward of the established building line.  Affected property:  Lots 14, 15, 16 & part of Outlot 4, First Addition to Ward Springs, Section 35, T127N, R33W, Melrose Township.  Property Address:  44814 County Road 13, Grey Eagle, 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 & 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:  February 7, 2018

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STATE OF MINNESOTA

COUNTY OF STEARNS 

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DISTRICT COURT

SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Court File No. ?73-PR-18-539
In Re: Estate of:

ALCUIN T. SAND, a/k/a ALCUIN SAND,

Decedent.

NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL ?AND INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL ?REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is given that an Application for Informal Probate of Will and Informal Appointment of Personal Representative was filed with the Registrar, along with a Will dated June 24, 1996. The Registrar accepted the application and informally appointed Daniel Hopfer, whose address is 32939 Overdale Road, Melrose, MN 56352 and Levinus “Lee” Sand, whose address is 307 - 23rd Avenue North, St. Cloud, MN 56303, to serve together as the personal representative of the Decedent’s estate.

Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Any objection to the appointment of the personal representative must be filed with the Court, and any properly filed objection will be heard by the Court after notice is provided to interested persons of the date of hearing on the objection.

Unless objections are filed, and unless the Court orders otherwise, the personal representative has the full power to administer the estate, including, after thirty (30) days from the issuance of letters testamentary, the power to sell, encumber, lease, or distribute any interest in real estate owned by the Decedent.

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 (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred.

Dated: 19th January 2018

Registrar: /s/ George A. Lock

Dated: 1-19-18

Court Administrator: /s/ George Lock

Mark F. Uphus

MN # 141136

310 E. Main Street – PO Box 158

Melrose, MN  56352

Telephone: (320)256-7491

Facsimile: (320)256-7612

e-mail: manager@uphuslaw.com

ATTORNEY FOR APPLICANTS

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON UTILITY EASEMENT VACATION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that The Melrose City Council will meet at 6 p.m. on the 15th day of March, 2018, at the City Center, 225 First Street NE, in the City of Melrose, for the purpose of giving consideration for a petition requesting a utility easement vacation submitted by Casey’s Retail Company

•66.36667.0016  - 817 County Road 13 SW, Casey’s Retail Company

•66.3667.0014 – 817 County Road 13 SW, Casey’s Retail Company

A copy of the petition 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.

Any persons that desire to be heard regarding the consideration of the vacation will be heard at this meeting.

Dated this 7th day of February 2018. 

Michael Brethorst, 

City Administrator

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Managers of the Sauk River Watershed District pursuant to Minnesota Statue 103D.605 will hold a hearing February 20, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sauk River Watershed District office located at 524 Fourth Street South in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.  The purpose of the hearing is to consider and take comments on the 2018 Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources Clean Water Fund “Middle Sauk River Protection” Project, project # 349. 

The project will provide incentives to finance Best Management Practices focusing on cover crop implementation, riparian restoration and stabilization practices and erosion (gully) stabilization which will reduce erosion and nutrient runoff.  The estimated cost of the project is $330,650, to be mostly provided by a grant from the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources and other local and state funding. Grant funds for this project are provided under Laws of Minnesota 2015, 1st Special Session, Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7; Minnesota Statutes Sections 103B.101 and 103B.3369 (Clean Water Fund) as part of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. The project supports the SRWD comprehensive plan, indicating opportunities for intensive best management practice implementation. 

For further information contact the Watershed District Office at (320) 352-2231.

Dennis Ritter, President

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON 

ANNEXATION

The Melrose City Council will meet at 6:00 p.m. on the 15th day of March 2018, at the City Center, 225 First Street NE, in the City of Melrose, to consider the adoption of an ordinance annexing the following described territory to the City of Melrose:

That part of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (NE¼ SE¼) of Section 3, Township 125 North, Range 33 West, Stearns County, Minnesota, which lies southerly of the south line of Block Two (2) of Darmac Acres, according to the plat thereof, on file and of record in the office of the Stearns County Recorder, and northwesterly of the northwesterly right of way line of County State Aid Highway 13, according to Stearns County Highway Right of Way Plat Number 35, on file and of record in the office of the Stearns County Recorder.

Physically located due South of Casey’s Gas Station and due West of Kraemer Lumber

Parcel No. 12.06926.0002

  Any persons that desire to be heard regarding the proposed ordinance of annexation will be heard at this meeting.

Dated this 7th day of February 2018. 

Patti Haase, City Clerk

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ORDINANCE NO. 92

AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 88 COMBINING THE OFFICES OF THE CITY CLERK 

AND CITY TREASURER AND PROVIDING 

FOR ANNUAL AUDIT

THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW MUNICH, MINNESOTA DOES HEREBY ORDAIN:

SECTION 1. REPEAL

Ordinance 88 Combining the Offices of the City Clerk and City Treasurer and Providing for Annual Audit is hereby repealed in its entirety.

SECTION 2. SEPARATE OFFICES

Upon the effective date, the Office of the City Clerk and City Treasurer shall be separate offices.

SECTION 3. EFFECTIVE DATE

This Ordinance is effective upon its adoption and publication as prescribed by law.

Passed by the Council this 2nd day of January, 2018.

By Jim Poepping

Mayor

By Kelly Thielen

City Clerk

This ordinance was published on Feb. 7, 2018

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