Public notices

NOTICE
OF
PUBLIC
HEARING

PLEASE
TAKE
NOTICE:

That an application has been made by Sarah Mann/Sweet 16 Farm, LLC, 21215 State 16, 

Houston, MN 55943, to amend Interim Use Permit #17 for a Start-up Business consisting of a roadside farm stand & disc golf in an Agricultural Protection District (Section 14 – 14.4 Interim Uses, Subdivision 1, Subsection 10). The proposed amendment would allow exhibitions and camping. The location is in Yucatan Township on following premises, to-wit:

The South Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 33, Township 104, Range 7; except all land North of the centerline of State Highway 16 in such South Half of the Southeast Quarter; and all land South of the centerline of State Highway 16 in the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 33, Township 104, Range 7 and the Northeast Quarter of Section 4, Township 104, Range 7, all land location in Houston County, Minnesota.

  Said applicant standing and making application is as fee owner of said described lands.

A hearing on this application will be held at the Houston County Commissioner’s Room, 

City of Caledonia, Minnesota, 55921 at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2018.  All persons 

having an interest in the matter will be given the opportunity to be heard relative to the granting 

or denying of said application.

HOUSTON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

By Aaron Lacher

Zoning Administrator

 
 
 

SUMMONS
AND
NOTICE
TERMINATION
OF
PARENTAL
RIGHTS
MATTER

State of Minnesota

Houston County

District Court

Judicial District: Third

Court File Number: 28-JV-18-458

Case Type: Juvenile

In the Matter of the Welfare of the Child(ren) of:

Rita Rae Tecpile,

Parent 

Socorro Tecpile,

Parent 

NOTICE TO: Socorro Tecpile, above-named parent(s) or legal custodian(s).

1. A Termination of Parental Rights Peti-tion has been filed in the Office of the Clerk of Juvenile Court located at 306 S. Marshall Street, Caledonia, Minnesota, alleging that parental rights of the above-named parent(s) or legal custodian(s) to the child(ren) named in the petition should be permanently sev-ered.

2. Notice is hereby given that the matter of said Termination of Parental Rights Petition will be called for hearing before the Juve-nile Court located at 306 S. Marshall Street, Caledonia, Minnesota, on August 17, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. or as soon after as the Matter can be heard.

3. YOU ARE ORDERED to appear before the Juvenile Court at the scheduled time and date.

4. You have a right to be represented by counsel.

5. If you fail to appear at the hearing, the Court may still conduct the hearing and grant appropriate relief, including permanently severing the parental rights of the above-named parent(s) or legal custodian(s) and taking permanent custody of the child/ren named in the Petition.

WITNESS,

the Honorable Carmaino Sturino

Judge of District Court

BY: /s/ Darlene L. Larson

Court Administrator

 

 

 

SUMMONS
AND
NOTICE
TERMINATION
OF
PARENTAL
RIGHTS
MATTER

State of Minnesota

Houston County

District Court

Judicial District: Third

Court File Number: 28-JV-18-457

Case Type: Juvenile

In the Matter of the Welfare of the Child(ren) of:

Rita Rae Tecpile,

Parent

Juan Bustamante,

Parent

NOTICE TO: Juan Bustamante, above-named parent(s) or legal custodian(s).

1. A Termination of Parental Rights Peti-tion has been filed in the Office of the Clerk of Juvenile Court located at 306 S. Marshall Street, Caledonia, Minnesota, alleging that parental rights of the above-named parent(s) or legal custodian(s) to the child(ren) named in the petition should be permanently sev-ered.

2. Notice is hereby given that the matter of said Termination of Parental Rights Petition will be called for hearing before the Juve-nile Court located at 306 S. Marshall Street, Caledonia, Minnesota, on August 17, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. or as soon after as the Matter can be heard.

3. YOU ARE ORDERED to appear before the Juvenile Court at the scheduled time and date.

4. You have a right to be represented by counsel.

5. If you fail to appear at the hearing, the Court may still conduct the hearing and grant appropriate relief, including permanently severing the parental rights of the above-named parent(s) or legal custodian(s) and taking permanent custody of the child/ren named in the Petition.

WITNESS,

the Honorable Carmaino Sturino,

Judge of District Court

BY: /s/ Darlene L. Larson

 

Court Administrator

 

 

PUBLIC
NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the public accuracy test of the election equipment to be used in the August 14, 2018 Primary Election will be held in the Commissioners Room, Houston County Courthouse, 304 South Marshall Street, Caledonia, MN, at 9:00 a.m. on August 8, 2018.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

By:   Michelle Quinn

 

Houston County Auditor

 
 

Spring
Grove
Township

Meeting
Notice

The Spring Grove Town Board will meet at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at the Spring Grove Town Hall for its regular monthly meeting.

Michael Wiste, clerk/treasurer

 
 

PROCEEDINGS
OF
THE
BOARD
OF
COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS

Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 5:30 p.m.

Place: Commissioners Room, Courthouse, Caledonia, MN 

Members Present: Jack Miller, Justin Zmyewski, Teresa Walter and Fred Arnold

Presiding: Fred Arnold, Chairperson

Call to order.

Motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the agenda.

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Miller and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the July 3, 2018 meeting with corrections as discussed.

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve payment of the license center and Human Services disbursements and the following claims:

County Revenue Fund $166,690.42 

Road & Bridge Fund 50,333.04 

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Total $217,023.46

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Attorney Jandt reported on a class action lawsuit related to PILT. It was the consensus of the Board to support Attorney Jandt’s recommendation to opt into the class action lawsuit related to PILT. 

HR Director Arrick-Kruger reported Commissioner Scott Connor has submitted his resignation effective July 31, 2018. A special election will be scheduled to fill the vacancy. 

On the recommendation of HR Director Arrick-Kruger, motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to hire of Mark Tewes as a 67 day employee, drop-site supervisor, at a rate of $12.99 per hour. 

HR Director Arrick-Kruger reported Environmental Services Director Frank will be retiring on October 12, 2018 following 42 years of service. Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to accept the notice of retirement of Rick Frank and to draft a letter in appreciation for his many years of service. 

On the recommendation of HR Director Arrick-Kruger motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the change of status of Michelle Massman from probationary to regular effective July 22, 2018.

Motion was made by Commissioner Zmyewski, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the status change of Amy Schroeder from probationary to regular effective July 29, 2018.

 

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to authorize a competitive search be conducted for the vacant child support officer position. 

HR Director Arrick-Krueger reported on discussion with the personnel committee, Auditor Quinn, and Treasurer Trehus regarding analyzing ongoing staffing needs. The two offices will be combined as of the first of the year. HR Director Arrick-Kruger requested authorization to conduct a competitive search for a full time Deputy Auditor/Treasurer. The Deputy Auditor position description already includes cross training and can be updated to reflect additional cross training once the offices have been officially combined. Treasurer Trehus commented on the needs once January comes. HR Director Arrick-Krueger stated hiring is a process requiring time prior to getting an individual in place. It will take time to train a successful candidate and get them to a good level of proficiency. Commissioner Miller expressed support for transition planning and to provide appropriate staffing. Commissioner Zmyewski expressed concerns of a backlash from the public, stating management concerns became apparent when several seasoned staff left positions in the Auditor’s Office. This presented an opportunity to evaluate staffing needs and work flow processes. The Board chose to leave one position vacant with the intent to review staffing needs in six months. This action resulted in management filing a law suit against the county. The Board offered to authorize the hire of a 0.5 FTE which the management, at the time, rejected. When the ruling was handed down, the auditor resigned. The Board took immediate action to combine the offices of auditor and treasurer, and to bring back staff who had left the department. The deputy auditor position remains vacant at this time, as of the first of the year, the auditor position will be combined with that of the treasurer resulting in a staffing level 2 FTE’s below previous levels. Approving a single FTE hire will result in an overall staffing decrease of 1 FTE. Commissioner Zmyewski expressed ongoing support of greater departmental collaboration and streamlining of departments. Finance Director Lapham stated with the combination of offices internal controls should be closely reviewed and evaluated. Motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to authorize a competitive search for a 1 FTE Deputy Auditor/Treasurer. 

 

Motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to approve the Professional/Technical Services Agreement with Vanguard Appraisals, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $10,000.

The time being 7:12 p.m. and pursuant to M.S. 13D.03 subd. 1(b), motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Miller and unanimously carried to go into closed session to consider strategy for labor negotiations specifically related to the LELS Local #415. 

Motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Walter and unanimously carried to return to open session at 7:19 p.m.

HR Director Arrick-Kruger restated the purpose of the closed session was pursuant to M.S. 13D.03 subd. 1(b). Motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to approve the Labor Agreement with LELS Local #415. It was noted that LELS Local #415 had already ratified this agreement. 

Motion was made by Commissioner Walter, seconded by Commissioner Miller and unanimously carried to approve the Joint Powers Agreement with the State of Minnesota for the 2018 primary election and a second Joint Powers Agreement with the State of Minnesota for the 2018 general election. 

  It was agreed that Commissioners Arnold and Miller would serve on the Canvas Board for the 2018 primary election to be held on Friday, August 17, 2018 beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Commissioner Miller has discussed the possibility of drafting a nuisance ordinance. He indicated that the City of La Crescent has concerns related to mold in residential structures. Attorney Jandt cautioned a county ordinance may not have jurisdiction in the city and indicated there may already be ways to deal with this type of issue which is similar in nature to the Money Creek Schoolhouse. Commissioner Zmyewski commented, in the event the county were to develop an ordinance, the cities and townships could choose to use it as template to adopt ordinances in their jurisdictions. Commissioner Miller suggested a committee comprised of the following be created: representatives from PHN, HS, Planning and Zoning, Attorney Jandt, two commissioners and possibly representatives from the townships. It was agreed that Commissioner Miller would gather additional information and report back to the Board. 

There being no further business and the time being 7:49 p.m., motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Zmyewski and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting, the next advertised meeting being Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

HOUSTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

By:

 Fred Arnold, Chairperson

Attest:      Michelle Quinn, County Auditor 

THE ABOVE PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSTON COUNTY BOARD OF COM­MISSIONERS IS ONLY A SUMMARY. THE FULL TEXT IS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION AT THE HOUS­TON COUNTY AUDITOR’S OFFICE AS WELL AS ON THE HOUSTON COUNTY WEBSITE LOCATED AT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESS: http://www.co.houston.mn.us/

 
 

HOUSTON COUNTY

VOTING LOCATIONS AND HOURS

2018 Elections

 

 

Precinct Location Voting Hours

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Caledonia Township Caledonia City Auditorium - 219 E. Main St.; Caledonia, MN 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Mayville Township Caledonia City Auditorium - 219 E. Main St.; Caledonia, MN 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Crooked Creek Township Crooked Creek Community Center; 16295 Pleasant Valley Rd; Caledonia, MN 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Jefferson Township Crooked Creek Community Center; 16295 Pleasant Valley Rd; Caledonia, MN 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

(Combined Polling Place)

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La Crescent Township La Crescent Town Hall; 830 Town Hall Road; La Crescent, MN 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Brownsville City Brownsville Community Center; 104 North 6th St.; Brownsville, MN 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Brownsville Township Brownsville Community Center, 104 North 6th St.; Brownsville, MN 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Caledonia City Precinct #1 Caledonia City Auditorium - North; 219 E. Main St.; Caledonia, MN 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Caledonia City Precinct #2 Caledonia City Auditorium - South; 219 E. Main St.; Caledonia, MN 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Eitzen City Eitzen Community Center Basement; 207 E. Main St; Eitzen, MN 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Wilmington Township Eitzen Community Center Basement; 207 E. Main St; Eitzen, MN 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Winnebago Township Eitzen Community Center Basement; 207 E. Main St; Eitzen, MN 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

(Wilmington & Winnebago – Combined Polling Place)

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Hokah City Hokah Fire Station; 9 Mill Street; Hokah, MN 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Hokah Township Hokah Fire Station; 9 Mill Street; Hokah, MN 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Union Township Hokah Fire Station; 9 Mill Street; Hokah, MN 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Houston City Community Center; 109 W Maple St; Houston, MN 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Mound Prairie Township Community Center; 109 W Maple St; Houston, MN 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Money Creek Township Fire Station; 110 Westgate Drive; Houston, MN 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sheldon Township Fire Station; 110 Westgate Drive; Houston, MN 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Houston Township Fire Station; 110 Westgate Drive; Houston, MN 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Yucatan Township Fire Station; 110 Westgate Drive; Houston, MN 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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La Crescent City Precinct #1 Community Building; 336 First Street S.; La Crescent, MN 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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La Crescent City Precinct #2 Ice Arena; 520 South 14th Street; La Crescent, MN 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

La Crescent City Precinct #3 Ice Arena; 520 South 14th Street; La Crescent, MN 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Spring Grove City Fest Building; 110 North Division Ave; Spring Grove, MN 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Black Hammer Township Fest Building, 110 North Division Ave; Spring Grove, MN 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Spring Grove Township Fest Building; 110 North Division Ave; Spring Grove, MN 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

In order to vote for County Commissioner - District 2 you must reside in Houston City, Houston Township, Money Creek Township, Mound Prairie Township, Sheldon Township, Union Township, or Yucatan Township.  In order to vote for County Commissioner - District 4 you must reside in Brownsville City, Brownsville Township, Hokah City, Hokah Township, La Crescent City - 3rd Precinct, or La Crescent Township 

 

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