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Sheriff Scott Rehmann retires after suffering stroke

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McLeod County Sheriff Scott Rehmann announced his retirement this week after 14 years as the county’s top law enforcement official.

SEE THE FULL STORY AND MORE IN THE ONLINE EDITION HERE.

 

Winsted: proposed assessment for McLeod Ave. improvement project

Special Assessment Hearing Notice
McLeod Avenue Improvement Project
To whom it may concern:
Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Winsted, MN will meet in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 201 First Street N., Winsted, Minnesota at 6:00 pm on Tuesday October 6, 2020 to consider and possibly adopt, the proposed assessment for the McLeod Avenue Improvement Project.
The improvement of streets, sidewalks, and municipal utilities on McLeod Avenue from 6th Street to Kingsley Street.
The total cost of the improvement is $2,098,464.00 and the total cost to be assessed is $158,715.80.  Assessments shall be payable in equal annual installments extending over a period of 15 years, the first of the installments to be payable on or before the first Monday in January, 2022, and shall bear interest at the rate of 3.13 percent per annum from the date of the adoption of the assessment resolution.
You may at any time prior to certification of the assessment to the County Auditor on November 30th, pay the entire assessment on such property, with interest accrued to the date of payment, to the Clerk of the City of Winsted. No interest shall be charged if the entire assessment is paid within 30 days from the adoption of this assessment. You may at any time, thereafter, pay to the McLeod County Auditor-Treasurer the entire amount of the assessment remaining unpaid, with interest accrued to December 31 of the year in which such payment is made. The payment must be made before November 15th or interest will be charged through December 31 of the succeeding year. If you decide not to prepay the assessment before the date given above the rate of interest that will apply is 3.13% percent per year. The right to partially prepay the assessment has been established by ordinance and is available.
The proposed assessment roll is on file for public inspection at the City Clerk’s office. The total amount of the proposed assessment is $158,715.80 Written or oral objections will be considered at the meeting. No appeal to district court may be taken as to the amount of an assessment unless a written objection signed by the affected property owner is filed with the City Clerk prior to the assessment hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing. The council may upon such notice consider any objection to the amount of a proposed individual assessment at an adjourned meeting upon such further notice to the affected property owners as it deems advisable.
Under Minnesota State Statute §§ 435.193 to 435.195, the Winsted City Council may, in its discretion, defer the payment of this special assessment for any homestead property to certain classes of individuals defined in the statute whom it would be a hardship to make the payments.  However, the City has not established any deferment ordinance or resolution pursuant to those Sections and therefore no deferment of payments is authorized.
An owner may appeal an assessment to district court pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the mayor or clerk of the city within 30 days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the district court within ten days after service upon the mayor or clerk.
Raquel Kirchoff
City Clerk-Treasurer
City of Winsted
Publlished in the Herald Journal, Sept. 18, 2020.

Funeral notice: Margaret Kritzeck, age 76, of Winsted

Margaret Jane “Margie” Kritzeck, age 76, of Winsted, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at The Gardens at Winsted. A Mass of Christian burial  will take place Saturday, Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Interment will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery. A visitation will take place Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Chilson Funeral Home two hours prior to Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Winsted Veterans Memorial, a project of the Winsted American Legion Post. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, all attendees are asked to abide by social distancing regulations and practice safe precautions by wearing a mask if planning to attend the visitation and/or service. The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.

Sheriff Scott Rehmann announces retirement

McLEOD COUNTY, MN – McLeod County Sheriff Scott Rehmann announced today, Sept. 15, that he is retiring effective Tuesday, Sept. 22 after 14 years of service.

In a letter to the county commissioners and citizens of McLeod County, Rehmann stated, “I am retiring because I suffered a stroke on Aug. 30. The stroke affected the right side of my body and affects my ability to perform the essential functions of my job …”

Rehmann recommended that the county board appoint Chief Deputy Tim Langenfeld as sheriff for the remainder of his term. This is expected to be on the board agenda Tuesday, Oct. 6.

See more in the Sept. 18 issue of Herald Journal.

 

Funeral notice: Margaret Kritzeck, age 76, of Winsted

Margaret Jane “Margie” Kritzeck, age 76, of Winsted, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at The Gardens at Winsted.  A Mass of Christian burial  will take place Saturday, Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Interment will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery. A visitation will take place Saturday, Sept. 19 at The Chilson Funeral Home two hours prior to Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Winsted Veterans Memorial. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, all attendees are asked to abide by social distancing regulations and practice safe precautions by wearing a mask if planning to attend the visitation and/or service. The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.

Winsted council to certify preliminary levy for 2021

WINSTED, MN – The Winsted City Council, during its Tuesday, Sept. 15 meeting, will certify the city’s preliminary levy for 2021. The council will need to certify the final levy in december.

Other items on the agenda include awarding a contract for Westgate pond cleaning, and discussion of a recent watermain break and water facility improvements. The workshop session will start at 5 p.m., and the regular meeting will start at 6 p.m.