Archive for Public Notices

Cokato public hearing: multiple topics

CITY OF COKATO
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the City Council of the City of Cokato, Minnesota will meet on February 8, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall, 255 Broadway Avenue South, Cokato, Minnesota, for the purpose of conducting a public hearing the following issues:
Amending Chapter 53 of the City Code regarding the fee structure of the Stormwater Utility Ordinance.
Approval to amend the bylaws of the Cokato Economic Development Authority to make reduce membership of the group from the current 7 members to 5 members.
Amend Chapter 93 Right-of-Way Management of the City Code.
Individuals unable to attend the public hearing can make written comment by writing to Brad Potter, City Administrator, P.O. Box 1030, Cokato, Minnesota 55321-1030 at bpotter@cokato.mn.us  Written comments must be received prior to the public hearing.
Brad Potter
City Administrator
bpotter@cokato.mn.us
320-286-5505
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch, Jan. 22, 2021.

Wright County Ditch 10 advertisement for bids

SECTION 00 1113
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
WRIGHT COUNTY DITCH NO. 10 CULVERTS
WRIGHT COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
COKATO, STOCKHOLM, MIDDLEVILLE & VICTOR TOWNSHIPS, MINNESOTA
ENGINEER PROJECT NO. 17-20449
GENERAL NOTICE
Wright County Highway Department (Owner) is requesting Bids for the construction of the following Project:
Wright County Ditch No. 10 Culverts
ISG (the Engineer) Project No. 17-20449
Bids for the construction of the Project will be received by ISG (the Engineer) electronically through QuestCDN until February 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM local time. At that time the Bids received will be posted publicly online .
The project includes the following major quantities of Work:
1. Construction of 4 culverts with sizes ranging from 60 inch RCP to 109 inch by 169 inch RC arch pipe .
1.02 OBTAINING THE BIDDING DOCUMENTS
Information and Bidding Documents for the Project can be found at the following designated website:
Quest Construction Data Network (QuestCDN)
www.questcdn.com
The QuestCDN eBidDoc number is 7504601 . For assistance and free membership registration, contact QuestCDN at 952.233.1632 or info@questcdn.com.
Bidding Documents may be downloaded from the designated website. Prospective Bidders are urged to register with the designated website as a plan holder, even if Bidding Documents are obtained from a plan room or source other than the designated website in either electronic or paper format. The designated website will be updated periodically with addenda, lists of registered plan holders, reports, and other information relevant to submitting a Bid for the Project. All official notifications, addenda, and other Bidding Documents will be offered only through the designated website. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for Bidding Documents, including addenda, if any, obtained from sources other than the designated website.
Bidding Documents may only be purchased for download online at the designated website for a fee of $ 15.00 .
The bidder must electronically submit the proposal online using the designated website.
The bidder must pay an online bidding fee off $ 30.00 .
A. Pre-bid Conference
A pre-bid conference call for the Project will be held on February 3, 2021 at 10:00 AM.
Attendance at the pre-bid conference call is encouraged but not required.
Virtual Meeting Room: https://tinyurl.com/y3r7l5ar
Phone Number:   (612) 474-1960
Conference ID Number:    281 145 131
B. Instructions to Bidders
For all further requirements regarding bid submittal, qualifications, procedures, and contract award, refer to the Instructions to Bidders that are included in the Bidding Documents.
This Advertisement is issued by:
By: Mark Origer, P.E.
Title: Civil Engineer
Date: January 20, 2021
Published in the Herald Journal, Jan. 22, 29 and Feb. 5, 2021.

Cokato request for proposals: grant administration services

Legal Notice
Request for Proposals – City of Cokato
Grant Administration Services
The City of Cokato is seeking a Small Cities Development Program (SCDP) grant through the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED).
The successful individual or firm selected in response to this procurement process will perform services which shall include planning, management, accounting, building inspection, contractor coordination, SCDP regulatory compliance, and other public administration assistance for this project.
The City of Cokato is applying for the following grant-related activities which will take place within the City of Cokato:
1.  Rehabilitation and repair of substandard owner-occupied single-family dwellings and commercial dwellings, so as to meet or exceed Section 8 housing quality standards, energy-efficiency standards, lead-base paint standards, and local repair standards.
2.     General grant administration relating to all areas of program implementation.
Proposals for administrative services must be received by the City of Cokato no later than noon on January 29, 2021.
The City will use federal “competitive proposals” procurement procedures in which several factors are considered, cost being only one such factor.  Interested parties may obtain a Request for Proposals (RFP) document from, and must submit their proposals no later than the date which is specified above, to:
City of Cokato
c/o Brad Potter, City Administrator
PO Box 1030
Cokato, MN 55321-1030
Phone (320) 286-5505
Low- to moderate-income persons, Section 3 women and minority-owned businesses, handicapped individuals, and members of disadvantaged classes are particularly encouraged to inquire.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch, Jan. 15, 2021.

Dassel Area Historical Society annual meeting

DASSEL AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE
JANUARY 26, 2021
The annual meeting of the Dassel Area Historical Society will be Tuesday, Jan. 26, 10 am at the History Center.
There will be election of trustees. The terms of Sherrie Bjork, Julie Lindquist and Elaine Nordlie are up; all three have consented to be on the ballot again. Anyone interested in serving as a trustee may sign up to be on the ballot by contacting the History Center,dahs@dassel.com, 320.275.3077.
Other trustees include David Floren, Jerry Bollman, Jon Benson, Bob Wilde, Mary Jane Arens, Maribel Gilmer, Dianne Johnson, Rae Gayner, Terri Boese and Ron Hungerford.
Other pertinent business will be conducted.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch, Jan. 15 and 22, 2021.

Wright County public hearing: emergency moratorium on solar energy farms

WRIGHT COUNTY
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO
ORDAIN AND TO ADOPT
EMERGENCY INTERIM ZONING
ORDINANCE INSTITUTING AN EMERGENCY MORATORIUM ON SOLAR ENERGY FARMS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Wright County Board of Commissioners, during its regular meeting on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 9:30 A.M., will hold a public hearing to consider ordaining and adopting an emergency interim zoning ordinance instituting an emergency moratorium on solar energy farms.  This consideration and discussion will take place in the Commissioners’ Board Room at the Wright County Government Center, Buffalo, Minnesota at 10 2nd Street N.W., Buffalo, MN 55313.
The Wright County Board of Commissioners will be reviewing and discussing a proposal to institute an emergency moratorium, for up to twelve months, for solar energy farms.  The Wright County Board of Commissioners upon the adoption of any moratorium will undertake a process to study and conduct hearings on amending or adopting official controls relating to solar energy farms.
Written comments must be submitted to Wright County Planning and Zoning at 10 2nd Street N.W., Rm 140, Buffalo, MN 55313.
Lee R. Kelly
County Administrator
Interpretive Services will be provided upon request.
Published in the Herald Journal, Jan. 15, 2021.

Dassel-Cokato School Board minutes 12/14/20

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
6:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, DECEMBER 14, 2020
HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER
In partnership with our communities and families, we will educate and inspire all learners to maximize their potential, promote lifelong learning, and become contributing members of society.
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the Dassel-Cokato High School Media Center, Cokato, Minnesota, on Monday, December 14, 2020.
Aho called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.
The following members were present: Aho, Sangren, Engh, Grochow, Nelson and Bender. The following were absent: none
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Sangren, approving the agenda as written. Motion carried unanimously.
Business Manager Palmer gave the Truth in Taxation presentation.
Motion by Engh, seconded by Bender, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $1,177,920.19. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Communications / Open Forum – A staff member recognized outgoing board members Bender and Engh for their service to the district.
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: None
MAWSECO Report: Written
Community Education Report: None
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported expenditures are in line with budget through the end of the sixth month of the fiscal year and reviewed the investment report with the board.
Superintendent’s Report: Superintendent Powers updated the board on the pool and PAC lighting projects.
High School Report – Principal Meisch reported on distance learning and other high school activities.
SEE: Written
DC Activities Advisory Council: Written
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Grochow, approving all consent items including: Minutes from the November 23, 2020 Regular Board Meeting and the December 3, 2020 Special Board Meeting. Approval of wire transfers made on November 24th for $315,000 and November 30th for $750,000. Personnel items: Approval of the list for Winter/Spring 2020-2021 Community Education Instructors and retirement/resignation of Jeff Powers as Superintendent effective June 30, 2021. Accepted donations From: An Anonymous donor – $150 to the food service department for lunch accounts, Dairy Queen – $367 to Dassel Elementary, Dairy Queen – $367 to Cokato Elementary. Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Powers updated the board on staff and student Covid 19 impacts and the status of distance learning for 7-12 and in-person learning for K-6.
The facilities committee, with Superintendent Powers and Business Manager Palmer, recommended moving forward with a project to make the recreation center occupiable. The board verbally supported the project with a full presentation scheduled for the January 25, 2020 board meeting.
Motion by Sangren, seconded by Nelson, approving the 20-21 Calendar. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Grochow, Certifying the Final 2020 Payable 2021 Levy at $4,367,851.58. Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Powers presented the 19-20 World’s Best Workforce Report for public hearing.
Chairman Aho lead a discussion regarding the hiring process for replacing Superintendent Powers. He assigned leadership for the process to Grochow and the board agreed to hire a firm to enact the process with more discussion to follow at the January 11, 2020 special board meeting.
Chairman Aho scheduled the reorganization meeting for January 5, 2020 at 6:00 and a special meeting for January 11, 2020.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:01 pm.
Andy Engh, Clerk
This document is available in the following formats upon request: Braille, Large Print, Audio Cassette Tape, and Computer Disk. Please call (320-286-4100) for more information or to request a copy.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch, Jan. 8, 2021.