STATE OF MINNESOTA

COUNTY OF PINE

DISTRICT COURT

TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

PROBATE DIVISION

Court File No. 58-PR-18-47

In Re: Estate of

Mavis C. Smith, a/k/a Mavis Christine Smith,

    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 November 19, 2015. The Registrar accepted the application and informally appointed Sara Smith, whose address is 1004 N Lake Drive, Braham, Minnesota 55006, to serve 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: 7-3-18

/s/ Kim Lauseng

Registrar

Dated: 7-3-18

/s/ Tracy Gullerud

Court Administrator

TESSNEER LAW OFFICE, P.A.

Ann M. Tessneer

MN# 0264519

440 Emerson Street North, Suite1

Cambridge, MN 55008

Telephone: (763) 552-8933

Facsimile: (763) 552-8932

Attorney For Personal Representative

Filed 7-3-18

District Court

Isanti County, Minnesota

By

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 26 and August 2, 2018


STATE OF MINNESOTA

COUNTY OF PINE

TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

DISTRICT COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

Court File No. 58-18-57

Estate of

Robert John Hitz,

    Decedent.

NOTICE OF INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Notice is given that an application for informal appointment of personal representative has been filed with the Registrar. The decedent’s will has been presented for probate. The application has been granted.

Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed John R. Hitz, whose address is 405 North 23rd Street #14, Grand Junction, Colorado, 81501, as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Unless objections are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minnesota Statutes section 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders, the personal representative has full power to administer the Estate including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate.

Any objections to the appointment of the Personal Representative must be filed with this Court and will be heard by the Court after the filing of an appropriate petition and proper notice of hearing.

Notice is also given that (subject to Minnesota Statutes section 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred.

Dated:  July 26, 2018              

Blegen, Lu Ann (Pine County Court Administrator) Registrar and Court Administrator

Attorney for Personal Representative

Randall K. Skalberg

7088 Van Road

Duluth, MN, 55803

Attorney License No: 0195789

Telephone: (218) 428-0583

FAX: (218) 726-8510

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 26 and August 2, 2018


NOTICE OF MORTGAGE

FORECLOSURE SALE

THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage:

DATE OF MORTGAGE: August 17, 2015

MORTGAGOR: Allisa S. Boeke, single woman.

MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Guaranteed Rate, Inc..

DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded September 8, 2015 Pine County Recorder, Document No. A522624.

ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to:  Guaranteed Rate, Inc..  Dated January 3, 2018 Recorded January 8, 2018, as Document No. A537750.                

TRANSACTION AGENT:  Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.

TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE:  100196399008007245

LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE:  Guaranteed Rate, Inc.

RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER:  Guaranteed Rate, Inc.

MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS:  130 6th Avenue Southeast, Pine City, MN 55063

TAX PARCEL I.D. #:  425387000

LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:

Lot 5, Block 47, Original Townsite of Pine City, Pine County, Minnesota

COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Pine

ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $76,095.00

AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE:    $79,510.77

That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof;

PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows:

DATE AND TIME OF SALE: August 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM

PLACE OF SALE:    Detention Center, 635 Northridge Drive NW, Pine City MN  55063

to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07.

TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on February 11, 2019, unless that date falls on a weekend  or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032.

MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None

“THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.”

Dated: June 4, 2018

Guaranteed Rate, Inc.

Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee

USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P.

Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee

4500 Park Glen Road #300

Minneapolis, MN 55416

(952) 925-6888

9 - 17-008070 FC

THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR.

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on June 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018


NOTICE OF MORTGAGE

FORECLOSURE SALE

THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage:

DATE OF MORTGAGE: January 27, 2006

MORTGAGOR: James M. Larmore and Lauralee Maartenies-Larmore, husband and wife.

MORTGAGEE: Citicorp Trust Bank, FSB.

DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded January 31, 2006 Pine County Recorder, Document No. 452228.

ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE:   Assigned to:  US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR CRMSI REMIC SERIES 2006-02 - REMIC PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-02.  Dated June 11, 2014 Recorded June 17, 2014, as Document No. A515034.                

TRANSACTION AGENT:  NONE

TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE:  NONE

LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE:  Citibank, N.A. successor in interest by merger to Citicorp Trust Bank, FSB

RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Freedom Mortgage Corporation

MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 28434 Wilderness Retreat, Pine City, MN 55063

TAX PARCEL I.D. #:  085114000 & 085115000

LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:

Lots 41 and 42, Block 1, Frandsen’s Beaver View, Pine County, Minnesota.

COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Pine

ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $89,037.29

AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE:    $79,391.58

That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof;

PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows:

DATE AND TIME OF SALE: August 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM

PLACE OF SALE:    Detention Center, 635 Northridge Drive NW, Pine City MN  55063

to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07.

TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on February 11, 2019, unless that date falls on a weekend  or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032.

MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None

“THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.”

Dated: June 7, 2018

U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee

Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee

USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P.

Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee

4500 Park Glen Road #300

Minneapolis, MN 55416

(952) 925-6888

10 - 18-003937 FC

THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR.

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on June 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018


Brook Park Township

Notice of Voting Equipment Public Tests

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the public test of the Auto-Mark (HAVA Voting Machine) and the M100 (Counting Machine) to be used for the Primary Election to be held on August 14, 2018, will be conducted at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 9th, at the Brook Park Town Hall, Brook Park, MN.  

Kelly Johnson, Clerk

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 26, 2018


Brook Park Township

Meeting Date Change

Due to the Primary Election in August, the monthly meeting of the Brook Park Township will be rescheduled for Tuesday, August 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Brook Park Town Hall.  The regular schedule of the second Tuesday of the month will resume in September..  

Kelly Johnson, Clerk

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 26, 2018


NOTICE OF PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST

City of Pine City

Pursuant to M.S. 206.83, notice is hereby given that on August 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. a public accuracy test will be conducted to ascertain that the voting system to be used by the City of Pine City for the Primary Election on August 14, 2018, will correctly count the votes cast for all candidates.  This test will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall located at the South Pine Government Center, 315 Main St S, Pine City, MN, and will be open to representatives of political parties, candidates, the press, and the public.

Mark Steffen

Administrative Assistant

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 26, 2018


NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to M.S. 206.83 on August 1st, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. a public accuracy test will be conducted to ascertain that the voting system to be used by the Township of Pokegama for the State Primary Election to be held on the 14th day of August, 2018 will correctly count the votes cast for all candidates. The test will be held at the Pokegama Town Hall located at 18336 Town Hall Road, Pine City, Minnesota and will be open to candidates, representatives of the political parties, the press and the public.

Susan L. Alderink

Administrative Clerk

Pokegama Township

Posted this 19th day of July 2018

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 19 and 26, 2018


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Pine County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at the Pine County Courthouse, 635 Northridge Dr. NW, Pine City, MN 55063.

The purpose of the public hearing is to solicit testimony on amending Pine County Shoreland Management Ordinance as follows:

Updates the Section 2.7 Ordinance to the current Minnesota Rule definition of Bluff, Top of Bluff and Toe of Bluff;  

Includes a definition of Interim Use, Agricultural Machinery, Junk & Debris, Junk Vehicle, Major Appliances, and Waste Tire in Section 2.7;

Amends Section 3.3.1(A) to include issuing Interim Use Permits as a power of the Planning Commission (Zoning Board)

Adds section 3.71 which allows the Zoning Board to issue Interim Use Permits for those uses which is listed as conditional uses but have an end date or triggering event.

Adds section 5.2.4 Prohibiting the outside storage of junk and debris, junk vehicles, major appliances, and waste tires within the shore impact zone. The accumulation of agricultural machinery, except tire piles, on land assessed as agricultural and used in agricultural production is exempt from this section, provided that fluids have been drained and contained.

A draft copy of the ordinance is available online at www.co.pine.mn.us or in person at the Pine County Courthouse, Zoning office. The hearing is open to the public, at which time you may appear and offer testimony regarding the draft ordinance. Written comments may be entered into the record at the discretion of the Chair of the Pine County Board of Commissioners, and may be sent to Kelly Schroeder, Land Services Director, 635 Northridge Dr NW, Suite 250, Pine City, MN, 55063.  

Kelly Schroeder

Land Services Director

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 26, 2018


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Northwest Area Street Improvements

City of Pine City, Minnesota

SEH No. PINE0 113189

Notice is hereby given that sealed Bids will be received by the City of Pine City until 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at the Pine City, City Hall located at 315 Main St. S., Suite 100, Pine City, MN  55063, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud, for the furnishing of all labor and material for the construction of Northwest Area Street Improvements. Major quantities for the Work include:

9,300  SY  Reclaim Bituminous Pavement

1,700  TON  Bituminous Pavement

33  RS   Subgrade Preparation

Bids shall be on the form provided for that purpose and according to the Bidding Requirements prepared by Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH®) dated July 18, 2018.

The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is: Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. located at 3535 Vadnais Center Drive, St. Paul, MN 55110-5196, Greg Anderson - 651.490.2000.

The Bidding Documents may be viewed for no cost at http://www.sehinc.com by selecting the Project Bid Information link at the bottom of the page and the View Plans option from the menu at the top of the selected project page.

Digital image copies of the Bidding Documents are available at http://www.sehinc.com for a fee of $30. These documents may be downloaded by selecting this project from the PROJECT BID INFORMATION link and by entering eBidDocTM Number 5875060 on the SEARCH PROJECTS page. For assistance and free membership registration, contact QuestCDN at 952.233.1632 or info@questcdn.com.

Paper copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from Docunet Corp. located at 2435 Xenium Lane North, Plymouth, MN 55441 (763.475.9600) for a fee of $70.

Bid security in the amount of 5 percent of the Bid must accompany each Bid in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.

Bids shall be directed to the City Administrator, securely sealed and endorsed upon the outside wrapper, “BID FOR NORTHWEST AREA STREET IMPROVEMENTS.”

The City reserves the right to reject any and all Bids, to waive irregularities and informalities therein and to award the Contract in the best interests of the City.

Ken Cammilleri

City Administrator

City of Pine City, Minnesota

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 26, August 2 and 9, 2018


IRS PUBLIC AUCTION SALE

Date: August 8th 2018

Time: 11:00AM

Location: 6525 Broadway Street, Finlayson, MN 55735

Description of Property being Sold: 2 adjacent parcels of real property totaling approximately 37 acres in Finlayson, MN. One parcel is improved Commercial Property, approximately 15 acre with a commercial block style building that is approximately 17,500 sq feet. Commonly Known as: 6525 Broadway Street, Finlayson, MN 55735. The second parcel is approximately 22 acres of unimproved land. Parcel ID Numbers: 380024000 for the building & 15 acres, 380007000 for the vacant 22 acres..

Minimum Bid: $15,678.60. Parcels will be sold together as one. Property is sold subject to senior encumbrances of approximately $89,321.40.

Per the Pine County Assessors Office there is an issue with the current deed that needs to be corrected to reflect the correct boundaries..

Under the authority of Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 6331, the property described below has been seized for nonpayment of federal taxes due from Knight Tool & Die Inc. The property will be sold at public auction as provided by IRC Section 6335 and related regulations. Only the right, title, and interest of Knight Tool & Die Inc. in and to the property will be offered for sale. If requested, the IRS will furnish information about possible encumbrances, which may be useful in determining the value of the interest being offered for sale. All payments must be by cash, a certified, cashier’s, or treasurer’s check drawn on any bank or trust company incorporated under the laws of the United States or under the laws of any State, Territory, or possession of the United States, or by a United States postal, bank, or express money order. Make check or money order payable to the United States Treasury. Payment terms: Deferred Payment as follows: 20% of the highest bid due upon acceptance of the bid with the balance due by 8/31/2018 to the address below. Minimum Bid: $15,678.60. Parcels will be sold together as one. Property is sold subject to senior encumbrances of approximately $89,321.40.

For information, visit our website at: www.irsauctions.gov or contact: Robert Biluk, Property Appraisal & Liquidation Specialist at: 917 N. Saginaw St., Flint, MI 48503. Phone: 810-342-6114 or 313-610-3661.

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 26, 2018


IRS PUBLIC AUCTION SALE

Date: August 8th 2018

Time: 11:30AM

Location: 6525 Broadway Street, Finlayson, MN 55735

Description of Property being Sold: Contents/Machinery inventory of an Injection Mold & Machine Shop including but not limited to the following items: Injection Mold Presses, Lathes, Milling Machines, Grinders, tools, Drill Presses, Band Saw, Blast Cabinet, Welders, Surface Grinders, EDM Machine, Vertical Drill, Fork Lifts, Pallet Jacks, Hand Tools, Bridge Crane with Chain-fall, Plastic Welders, Tool Crib Contents, Work Tables, Hollow Grinder, Cut-off Saw, Dryers and Miscellaneous reground plastic, racks, packaging supplies and more.

The items will be offered in the aggregate and in individual lots and declared sold by the method that results in the highest bid.

Under the authority of Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 6331, the property described below has been seized for nonpayment of federal taxes due from Knight Tool & Die Inc. The property will be sold at public auction as provided by IRC Section 6335 and related regulations. Only the right, title, and interest of Knight Tool & Die Inc. in and to the property will be offered for sale. If requested, the IRS will furnish information about possible encumbrances, which may be useful in determining the value of the interest being offered for sale. All payments must be by cash, a certified, cashier’s, or treasurer’s check drawn on any bank or trust company incorporated under the laws of the United States or under the laws of any State, Territory, or possession of the United States, or by a United States postal, bank, or express money order. Make check or money order payable to the United States Treasury. Payment terms: Full payment required upon acceptance of the highest bid.

Minimum Bid:$ 29,145.00.

For information, visit our website at: www.irsauctions.gov or contact: Robert Biluk, Property Appraisal & Liquidation Specialist at: 917 N. Saginaw St., Flint, MI 48503. Phone: 810-342-6114 or 313-610-3661.

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 26, 2018


SUMMARY OF

MINUTES OF THE PINE COUNTY BOARD MEETING

Regular Meeting – Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 10:00 a.m.

Board Room, Courthouse, Pine City, Minnesota

Chair Hallan called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.  Commissioners Steve Chaffee and Matt Ludwig were present.  Commissioner Mikrot arrived at 10:07 a.m.  Also present were Acting County Administrator Mark LeBrun and County Attorney Reese Frederickson.  Commissioner Mohr was absent (excused).  

The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Chair Hallan called for public comment.  There was no public comment.

Commissioner Chaffee moved to adopt the amended Agenda.  Second by Commissioner Ludwig.  Motion carried 3-0.

Commissioner Ludwig moved to approve the Minutes of the June 18, 2018 Pine County Board of Equalization.  Second by Commissioner Chaffee.  Motion carried 3-0.

Commissioner Chaffee moved to approve the Minutes of the June 19, 2018 county board meeting and Summary for publication.  Second by Commissioner Ludwig.  Motion carried 3-0.

Minutes of Boards, Reports and Correspondence

East Central Regional Library Minutes – May 14, 2018

Pine County Land Surveyor Monthly Report – June 2018

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission –  Notice of Comment Period

Commissioner Ludwig moved to acknowledge the Minutes of Boards, Reports and Correspondence.  Second by Commissioner Chaffee.  Motion carried 3-0.

Commissioner Chaffee moved to approve the amended Consent Agenda.  Second by Commissioner Ludwig.  Motion carried 3-0.

Approve the Disbursements Journal Report, June 1, 2018 – June 30, 2018.

Approve the Applications for Abatement for Hoffman’s Oak Park Campground, 52777 Hoffman Dr., Kerrick.

Approve Resolution 2018-35 for the repurchase of tax forfeited land on a 10-year contract for Stephen and Chay Brune.  

Approve Resolution 2018-36 for the repurchase of tax forfeited land in full for Richard J. and Diane L. Armstrong.  

Approve the revised Pine County Electronic Transfer of Funds Policy and Procedure.

Approve the Easement Agreement with the City of Rock Creek, for a five-year period (August 6, 2018 through August 5, 2023), for ingress and egress to access county-owned land for removal of gravel, sand and earthen materials.  

Approve Resolution 2018-34 appointing Community Health Services Administrator Samantha Lo as the agent of the Pine County Community Health Board, to act on the Community Health Board’s behalf.  

Authorize the hiring of Office Support Specialist Samantha Robbins, effective July 23, 2018, $14.61 per hour, Grade 2, Step 1.

Authorize Social Services Supervisor Patrick Meacham to attend the MN Supervisors’ Conference. Total cost:  $845.  

Authorize Senior Property Appraiser Jennifer Christensen to attend the Minnesota Department of Revenue’s Professional Assessment Certification and Education Course on the Sustainable Forest Incentive Act and 2c Managed Forest Classification.  Total cost $218 plus tax.

Approve Resolution 2018-38 approving Police Officer Declaration for the Public Employees Retirement Association Police Officer Declaration for Chad Wiener.  

Motion by Commissioner Ludwig to approval the final plat of Hollers Point on Cross Lake.  Second by Commissioner Hallan.  Motion carried 4-0.

Motion by Commissioner Chaffee to approve Resolution 2018-37 Declaring a Local Emergency for Pine County.  Second by Commissioner Mikrot.  Motion carried 4-0.

Motion by Commissioner Ludwig to authorize Pine County to join the Class Action Lawsuit Kane County, Utah v. United States, Case nos. 17-739C and 17-1991-C and to authorize the County Administrator to serve as the county’s primary contact and complete the opt-in Notice Form and other paperwork that may be necessary.  Second by Commissioner Mikrot.  Motion carried 4-0.

Motion by Commissioner Chaffee to award bid for Contract #1802 to Knife River in the amount of $2,521,302.07.  Second by Commissioner Mikrot.  Motion carried 4-0.

With no further business, Chair Hallan adjourned the meeting at 10:43 a.m.  The next regular meeting of the county board is scheduled for July 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pine County History Museum, 6333 H C Andersen Alle, Askov, Minnesota.

Stephen M. Hallan, Chair

Board of Commissioners

David J. Minke, Administrator

Clerk to County Board of Commissioners

The full text of the board’s Minutes are available at the County Administrator’s Office and the county’s website (www.co.pine.mn.us).  Copies may also be requested from the administrator’s office.

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 26, 2018


MINUTES OF PINE COUNTY BOARD MEETING

SPECIAL MEETING and COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

July 10, 2018 – 1:00 p.m.

Pine Habilitation and Supported Employment (PHASE)

106 Main Street

Sandstone, Minnesota

Chair Steve Hallan called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.  Present were Commissioners Josh Mohr, Steve Chaffee, John Mikrot, Jr., and Matt Ludwig.  Also present was County Administrator David Minke.

The pledge of allegiance was said.

Curtis Mangan, Associate Executive Director with Pine Habilitation and Support Employment (PHASE) welcomed the group.

Motion by Commissioner Ludwig to approve the agenda. Second by Commissioner Mikrot. Motion carried 5-0.

Local government officials raised questions relating to the building status of the North Pine Government Center and an elk study being led by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

PHASE Associate Executive Director Curtis Mangan and Director of Operations Cheryl Gullickson provided an overview of the services and programs provided by PHASE.

County Engineer Mark LeBrun provided an update on the sales and use tax requirements and projected sales tax transportation projects for the next 10 years. Construction projects were also reviewed. These items will be brought before the Transportation Committee for discussion and a recommendation to the full board. Other topics for discussion included the snow plow policy with townships and cities, the purchase versus lease of fleet vehicles, the status of the Hinckley highway shop, and highway equipment rental.

County Administrator David Minke reviewed the professional development opportunities for commissioners available through the Association of Minnesota Counties, Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trusts Minnesota Government Training Services and other programs for commissioner enrichment.

Commissioner Mohr thanked his colleagues for attending meetings in his absence for the past couple of weeks.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 2:45 p.m.

Stephen M. Hallan, Chair

Board of Commissioners

David J. Minke, Administrator

Clerk to County Board

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 26, 2018

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