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New public notices published in the issue of Oct. 24, 2011

NOTICE OF TESTING OF OPTICAL SCAN VOTING SYSTEM
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.879
DELANO PUBLIC SCHOOLS
STATE OF MINNESOTA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Independent School District No.879 shall perform a public accuracy test of the optical scan voting system to be used in the District’s November 8, 2011, special election. The test shall be conducted at Delano City Hall, Delano, Minnesota on November 3, 2011 at 1 o’clock p.m. Interested individuals are authorized to attend and observe. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Reeder.
Dated: October 18, 2011
BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
By Carolyn Milano
Clerk
Independent School District No.879
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Oct. 24, 2011.

City of DELANO
COUNTY of wright
STATE OF MINNESOTA
Ordinance NO. O-11-05
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF DELANO RELATED TO PROPERTY WITHIN THE DELANO CROSSING 4th AND 5th ADDITIONS LOCATED AROUND CROSSING COURT NORTH OF ST. PETER AVENUE
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DELANO, MINNESOTA ORDAINS:
SECTION 1. The Delano Zoning Map shall be amended related to property legally described as:
Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, Block 1, DELANO CROSSINGS 4TH ADDITION, Common Interest Community No. 104, according to the recorded plat thereof, Wright County, Minnesota.
And
That part of Lot 17, Block 1, DELANO CROSSINGS 4TH ADDITION, according to the recorded plat thereof, Wright County, Minnesota, lying northeasterly and northerly of the following described line:
Commencing at the most northerly corner of said Lot 17; thence South 38 degrees 31 minutes 10 seconds West, assumed bearing along a westerly line of said Lot 17, a distance of 82.77 feet to an angle point along said westerly line; thence South 21 degrees 54 minutes 42 seconds West, continuing along said westerly line, a distance of 130.36 feet to the point of beginning of the line to be described; thence South 56 degrees 07 minutes 06 seconds East, a distance of 53.73 feet; thence South 76 degrees 31 minutes 54 seconds East, a distance of 70.46 feet; thence southeasterly a distance of 47.99 feet along a tangential curve, concave to the northeast, having a radius of 1000.00 feet and central angle of 02 degrees 44 minutes 59 seconds; thence South 79 degrees 16 minutes 53 seconds East, tangent to the last described curve, a distance of 70.50 feet to the easterly line of said Lot 17 and there terminating.
And
Lots 1 through 69, inclusive, Block 1, and Outlot A, DELANO CROSSINGS 5TH ADDITION, according to the recorded plat thereof, Wright County, Minnesota.
SECTION 2. The property legally described in Section 1 shall be rezoned from R-6, Medium Density Residential to PUD, Planned Unit Development based on the concept plans for Willows at Delano Crossing dated September 2011 (attached) and subject to the following conditions:
1. The PUD concept plan establishes the land use patterns, housing types, density, and street corridors. The Council reserves final development approval for the PUD development and final stage applications and reviews.
2.The PUD must progress through development and final stage reviews and approvals including the following items:
a. Preliminary and final plat.
b. Master grading plan for the site reflective of final building locations and improvements.
c. Master utility plan.
d. Master landscape plan including:
(1) Typical foundation plantings.
(2) Location and treatment of decks and patios.
(3) Screening along the railroad.
(4) Screening along St. Peter Avenue.
e. Master plan for the internal park/playground including grading, fencing, access, equipment, and landscaping.
f. Traffic analysis to determine the traffic generation and any needed street improvements to safely accommodate the traffic.
g. Building plan details illustrating:
(1) Exterior finishes.
(2) Garage sizes.
(3) Any patios or decks.
(4) Proper utility service.
h. Master site plan that gives attention to:
(1) Setback flexibility and options for increasing the setback from St. Peter Avenue.
(2) Adjustment in building locations to increase the driveway lengths for the quads and townhomes having 18.5 foot driveway lengths.
(3) Expand supply parking throughout the development with both on and off-street parking options.
(4) Identify snow storage or snow removal plan.
i. Development agreement.
j. Willows at Delano Crossing homeowners association shall be blended with the existing Delano Crossing homeowner association.
SECTION 3. This amendment shall be in full force and effective immediately following its passage and publication.
Approved by the Delano City Council this 18th day of October 2011.
/s/ Dale Graunke, Mayor Attest:
Marlene E. Kittock, City Clerk
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Oct. 24, 2011.

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF WRIGHT
DISTRICT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Court File No. PR-11-5976
In Re: Estate of
Fred Allen Farr,
Decedent.
NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION OF INTESTACY, DETERMINATION OF HEIRS, FORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is given that on 11-17-11 at 1:30 p.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at the Wright County Courthouse, 10 Northwest Second Street, Buffalo, Minnesota, on a petition for the adjudication of intestacy and determination of decedent’s heirs, and for the appointment of Linda Darlene Farr, whose address is 5665 45th Street, Delano, MN 55328, as personal representative of the decedent’s estate in an unsupervised administration.
Any objections to the petition must be raised at the hearing or filed with the Court prior to the hearing. If the petition is proper and no objections are filed or raised, the personal representative will be appointed with the full power to administer the decedent’s estate, including the power to collect all assets; to pay all legal debts, claims, taxes, and expenses; to sell real and personal property; and to do all necessary acts for the decedent’s estate.
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.
BY THE COURT
Dated: 10-17-11
/s/ Peggy Gentles, Court Administrator
/s/ Aimie Primus, deputy
Court Administrator
ROBERT M. SMITH LAW FIRM
Robert M. Smith
MN@ 10274X
220 South Sixth Street
Suite 2000
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Telephone: (612) 338-2663
Facsimile: (612) 338-5834
e-mail: bob@robertmsmithlaw.com
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Oct. 24 and 31, 2011.

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF WRIGHT
DISTRICT COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Court File No. 86-PR-11-6065
Estate of
Kent Robert Odermann,
Decedent.
NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is given that an application for informal probate of the Decedent’s will dated March 19, 2001 (“Will”), has been filed with the Registrar. The application has been granted.
Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Lois E. Zacher, whose address is:
P.O. Box 39, Parshall, ND 58770
as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent. 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. Unless objections are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minn. Stat. 534.3-607) 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 probate of the will or 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 Minn. Stat. § 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.
/s/ Peggy Gentles 10/19/11
Registrar
Attorney for Applicant
Name: Nathan J. Goltz
Firm: Vest & Goltz PA
Street: 7077 Northland Circle, Suite 300
City, State, ZIP: Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
Attorney License No.: 387728
Telephone: 763-566-3720
FAX: 763-566-3722
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Oct. 24 and 31, 2011.

Legal Notice
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PIONEER-SARAH CREEK WATERSHED MANAGEMENT COMMISSION
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Notice is hereby given that the Pioneer-Sarah Creek Watershed Management Commission will meet at Independence City Hall, 1920 County Road 90, Independence, MN, on Thursday, November 17, 2011, at approximately 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, for a public hearing on a proposed watershed management plan amendment.
Description: Major Plan Amendment to the Pioneer-Sarah Creek Second Generation Watershed Management Plan.
The purpose of this Major Plan Amendment is to revise:
Language in Section V. Implementation Program/Priorities to clarify the Commission’s process for identifying and prioritizing capital improvements and the means by which the Commission intends to fund these projects.
Projects listed in Table V-1 to meet existing conditions in the Pioneer-Sarah Creek watersheds. One CIP has been revised, eleven CIPs have been removed, and ten new CIPs have been added.
Programs listed in Table V-2 to update ongoing activities of Commission. One new activity has been added.
Water Resource Studies listed in Table V-3 to reflect the studies necessary to identify the scope of projects identified in the Lake Independence and Lake Sarah TMDL Implementation Plans and those anticipated in the upcoming Watershed-wide TMDL.
Table V-4 of Section V. to adjust the fiscal totals for the preceding tables.
Language in Section VII. Amendment Procedures to update the Plan’s formal review process to meet current statutes and extend the anniversary date of the Plan from July 2011 to October 2014.
The Pioneer-Sarah Creek watershed includes parts of the cities of Greenfield, Independence, Loretto, Maple Plain, Medina and Minnetrista.
Persons who desire to be heard with reference to the proposed amendment will be heard at this meeting. Written comments may be submitted to Judie Anderson, administrator, Pioneer-Sarah Creek Commission, c/o JASS, 3235 Fernbrook Lane, Plymouth, MN 55447, or emailed to judie@jass.biz.
/s/ John Sweeney, Chair
Pioneer-Sarah Creek Watershed Management Commission
By order of the Pioneer-Sarah Creek Watershed Management Commission
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Oct. 24 and 31, 2011.

OPEN HOUSE
CITY OF DELANO
Park and Recreation Committee
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
5:00 PM
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that members of the Delano Park and Recreation Committee will have an Open House on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 5:00 PM at the Delano City Hall, 234 – 2nd Street N to allow public review and comments on the draft update for the Central Park Master Plan. This notice is posted in compliance with the Open Meeting Law, M.S. § 13.D, as three or more members may be in attendance.
Marlene E. Kittock, City Clerk
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Oct. 24, 2011.

MINUTES
CITY OF DELANO
LOCAL BOARD OF APPEAL AND EQUALIZATION
City Council/Economic Development Authority
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
6:00 P.M.
1. CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Graunke called the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization special meeting of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, May 17, 2011 to order at 6:04 PM.
2. ROLL CALL
Members Present: Dale Graunke, Mayor; Holly Schrupp, Council Member; Betsy Stolfa, Council Member; Dan Vick, Council Member; Derek Schansberg, Council Member
Members Absent: None
Also Present: Phil Kern, City Administrator; Brian Bloch, Finance Director; Wendy Biel, Recorder/AV Technician; Greg Kramber, County Assessor; Ken Yager, City Assessor
3. SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS
A. Local Board of Appeal and Equalization.
Mr. Kramber discussed the purpose of the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting is to review 2011 property value taxes payable in 2012.
Jon Tackaberry, PID 107-500-132109 and PID 107-500-132116, questioned his property value for the Chevrolet and Honda business.
Motion Number (M-10-141A) Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Betsy Stolfa to make no change to the 2011values or classifications to PID 107-500-132109 and 107-500-132116. Motion Carried.
4. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to discuss the Special Meeting of the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, May 17, 2011 was adjourned at 7:05 PM.
/s/ Dale Graunke, Mayor ATTEST: Marlene E. Kittock, City Clerk Wendy Biel, Recorder
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Oct. 24, 2011.

SUMMARY MINUTES
CITY OF DELANO
SPECIAL WORKSHOP
City Council/Economic Development Authority
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
7:00 A.M.
1. CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Graunke called the special workshop of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, July 26, 2011 to order at 7:00 AM.
2. ROLL CALL
Members Present: Dale Graunke, Mayor; Holly Schrupp, Council Member; Betsy Stolfa, Council Member;Dan Vick, Council Member; Derek Schansberg, Council Member;
Members Absent: None
Also Present: Phil Kern, City Administrator; Ernie Eden, Public Works Director; Nancy Drumsta, Liquor Store Manager; Paula Bauman, Recorder
3. SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS
A. Discuss Public Works equipment, 2011 Capital Improvement Plan.
Ernie Eden discussed Public Works current vehicles and equipment and their current condition.
B. Discuss opportunity for alley and public facilities maintenance.
Combined Aggregate has offered their crushed granite at a reduced price. Council discussed the opportunity to use this granite in the alleyways and other areas needed throughout town. Public Works typically uses crushed red rock for ongoing maintenance of alleys.
C. Discuss Liquor Store expansion options.
Nancy Drumsta has spoke with other managers and board members in regards to the possible store expansion. She was instructed to look at sales per square foot. Drumsta stated at this time she feels it isn’t the right time to expand.
D. Discuss Ditch 34 Status.
Council discussed the revised findings and the additional $20,000 for a ditch access fee to be paid as the development proceeds in order to discharge water into the ditch.
E. Discuss NW Industrial Park progress.
Kern gave Council a brief update on the progress of the Northwest Industrial Park.
F. Discuss staffing positions.
Council discussed involved the Building Official position stating staff has discussed the possibility of job sharing with the City of Watertown.
Kern discussed switching positions of the Administrative Assistant 1 and 2 to utilize hours better. This would allow more flexibility between the positions.
G. Discuss Spirit of Community initiative.
Staff is working on how to find ways to promote and recognize local groups and how this can be accomplished.
H. Discuss Riverfront Flood Improvement Project.
Phil Kern discussed ideas for a flood wall along River Street to give protection during floods but also have the ability for positive uses along the riverbank.
4. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to discuss the special workshop of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, July 26, 2011 was adjourned at 8:45 AM.
/s/ Dale Graunke, Mayor ATTEST:
/s/ Marlene E. Kittock, City Clerk /s/ Paula Bauman, Recorder
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Oct. 24, 2011.

MINUTES
CITY OF DELANO
City Council/Economic Development Authority
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
7:00 p.m.
1. CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Graunke called the regular meeting of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, September 20, 2011 to order at 7:00 PM.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
2. ROLL CALL AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Members Present: Dale Graunke, Mayor; Holly Schrupp, Council Member; Betsy Stolfa, Council Member; Dan Vick, Council Member; Derek Schansberg, Council Member
Members Absent: None
Also Present: Brian Bloch, Finance Director; Mark Johnson, City Attorney; Vince Vander Top, City Engineer; Bob Kirmis, NAC Planning; Ernie Eden, Public Works Director; Marlene E. Kittock, City Clerk/AV Technician; Paula Bauman, Recorder
3. MINUTES
A. Minutes of the Special Workshop of Tuesday, March 22, 2011.
B. Summary minutes of the Special Workshop of Tuesday, March 22, 2011 for publication in the Delano Herald Journal.
C. Minutes of the Special Workshop of Tuesday, April 26, 2011.
D. Summary minutes of the Special Workshop of Tuesday, April 26, 2011 for publication in the Delano Herald Journal.
E. Minutes of the Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting of Tuesday, May 17, 2011.
F. Minutes of the Special Workshop of Tuesday, May 31, 2011.
G. Summary minutes of the Special Workshop of Tuesday, May 31, 2011 for publication in the Delano Herald Journal.
H. Minutes of the regular Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority meeting of Tuesday, August 16, 2011.
I. Minutes of the Special Workshop of Tuesday, August 30, 2011.
J. Summary minutes of the Special Workshop of Tuesday, August 30, 2011 for publication in the Delano Herald Journal.
K. Minutes of the Special Workshop of Wednesday, September 7, 2011.
L. Summary minutes of the Special Workshop of Wednesday, September 7, 2011 for publication in the Delano Herald Journal.
M. Minutes of the regular Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority meeting of Wednesday, September 17, 2011.
Motion Number (M-11-210) Motion by Derek Schansberg, seconded by Dan Vick to approve the minutes 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 3E, 3F, 3G, 3H, 3I, 3J, 3K, 3L and 3M with the corrections noted. Motion Carried.
4. SPEAKERS, PRESENTATIONS AND AWARDS
5. CONSENT ITEMS
A. Motion to approve 2nd Quarter Financial Reports for selected City funds and the Liquor Store.
B. Motion to approve the hiring of part-time staff at Delano Wine and Spirits.
Motion Number (M-11-211) Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Betsy Stolfa to approve Consent items as submitted. Motion Carried.
6. CITY STRATEGY No. 1: To provide and proactively facilitate the delivery of quality public and community services in a planned, fiscally responsible manner.
7. CITY STRATEGY No. 2: To ensure the City’s continued sustainability and financial stability.
A. Motion approving Resolution giving preliminary approval to the issuance of GO Capital Improvement Plan Bonds and adopting the Capital Improvement Plan for this bond issuance only for 2011 through 2015.
Motion Number (M-11-212) Motion by Betsy Stolfa, seconded by Dan Vick to open the Public Hearing to hear public comment on the preliminary approval to the issuance of GO Capital Improvement Plan Bonds and adopting the Capital Improvement Plan for this bond issuance only for 2011 through 2015. Motion Carried.
Motion Number (M-11-213) Motion by Holly Schrupp, seconded by Betsy Stolfa to close the Public Hearing. Motion Carried.
1. Adopt Resolution R-11-26 giving preliminary approval to the issuance of General Obligation Capital Improvement Plan Bonds in an amount not to exceed $1,650,000 and adopting the City of Delano, Minnesota, Capital Improvement Plan (for this bond issuance only) for the years 2011 through 2015. Motion Carried 5-0 by Roll Call Vote.
Motion Number (M-11-214) Motion by Dan Vick, seconded by Derek Schansberg to adopt Resolution R-11-26 giving preliminary approval to the issuance of General Obligation Capital Improvement Plan Bonds in an amount not to exceed $1,650,000 and adopting the City of Delano, Minnesota, Capital Improvement Plan (for this bond issuance only) for the years 2011 through 2015. Motion Carried 5-0 by Roll Call Vote.
8. CITY STRATEGY No. 3: To plan for the maintenance, replacement and efficiency of the City’s equipment, buildings, infrastructure, energy and utility systems.
9. CITY STRATEGY No. 4: To manage the City’s growth so that it is high quality and consistent with the City’s comprehensive plan while maintaining the City’s historical culture, characteristics and features.
A. Discuss request from Ridgeview Medical Center for the property located at 916 St. Peter Avenue East for a Site and Building Plan Review and a variance to the front yard setback for an expansion to the existing facility legally described as Lot 1, Block 3 of the Delano Crossing First Addition.
1. Adopt Resolution R-11-27 for a site and building plan for an 11,000 square foot building expansion, parking lot setback variance, and comprehensive sign plan review for Ridgeview Medical Clinic in a B-2 Zoning District for a site legally described as Lot 1, Block 3, Delano Crossing First Addition within the City of Delano, Minnesota.
Motion Number (M-11-215) Motion by Derek Schansberg, seconded by Dan Vick to adopt Resolution R-11-27 for a site and building plan for an 11,000 square foot building expansion, parking lot setback variance, and comprehensive sign plan review for Ridgeview Medical Clinic in a B-2 Zoning District for a site legally described as Lot 1, Block 3, Delano Crossing First Addition within the City of Delano, Minnesota. Motion Carried 5-0 by Roll Call Vote.
Motion Number (M-11-216) Motion by Betsy Stolfa, seconded by Holly Schrupp to a approve the variance to the front yard setback for an expansion to the existing facility legally described as Lot 1, Block 3 of the Delano Crossing First Addition. Motion Carried.
B. Discuss request from Sil Pro Tool Shop for a Site and Building Plan Review at 751 7th Street South, Delano, MN.
1. Adopt Resolution R-11-28 for a site and building plan for Sil-Pro in a I-2 Zoning District for a site legally described as Lot 2, Block 1, Delano Industrial Sell Addition within the City of Delano, MN.
Motion Number (M-11-217) Motion by Betsy Stolfa, seconded by Derek Schansberg to adopt Resolution R-11-28 for a site and building plan for Sil-Pro in an I-2 Zoning District for a site legally described as Lot 2, Block 1, Delano Industrial Sell Addition within the City of Delano, MN. Motion Carried 4-0-1 with Dan Vick abstaining.
C. Review Conditional Use Permit approved by Resolution R-11-12 for Combined Aggregate Enterprise LLC and consider Amended Conditional Use Permit for same applicant.
Motion Number (M-11-218) Motion by Betsy Stolfa, seconded by Holly Schrupp to refer to the Planning Commission for a PublicHearing to discuss the possible revocation of the Conditional Use Permit for Combined Aggregate Enterprise, LLC. Motion Carried 4-0-1 with Derek Schansberg abstaining.
10. CITY STRATEGY No. 5: To encourage and improve the communication of information and ideas with residents and business owners.
11. CITY STRATEGY No. 6: To ensure communication and positive relationships between the Council, Staff, Employees and Commission Members.
A. Minutes from the Delano Planning Commission meeting of Monday, May 16, 2011.
B. Minutes from the Delano Planning Commission meeting of Monday, June 13, 2011.
C. Minutes from the Delano Water, Light and Power Commission meeting of Monday, July 18, 2011.
D. Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Delano Fire Relief Association of Thursday, August 11, 2011.
E. Minutes of the Delano Fire Relief Association meeting of Thursday, August 11, 2011.
F. Minutes of the Delano Fire Department meeting of Thursday, August 11, 2011.
G. Minutes of the Delano Fire Relief Association meeting of Thursday, September 8, 2011.
H. Minutes of the Delano Fire Department meeting of Thursday, September 8, 2011.
12. CITY STRATEGY No. 7: To ensure the City has a well trained, productive and accountable workforce to meet the changing needs of the community.
13. CITY STRATEGY No. 8: To ensure the public’s safety from crime and manmade or natural disasters.
14. CITY STRATEGY No. 9: To ensure the overall aesthetic appeal of the City.
15. OTHER BUSINESS
16. COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
17. CLAIMS
A. City Claims
Motion Number (M-11-219) Motion by Derek Schansberg, seconded by Betsy Stolfa to approve the City Claims in the amount of $402,105.92 as submitted. Motion Carried.
18. ADJOURNMENT
Motion Number (M-11-220) Motion by Dan Vick, seconded by Betsy Stolfa to adjourn the regular meeting of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, September 20, 2011. Motion Carried.
There being no further business to discuss the regular meeting of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, September 20, 2011 was adjourned at 7:55 PM.
/s/ Dale Graunke, Mayor Attest:
/s/ Marlene E. Kittock, City Clerk /s/ Paula Bauman, Recorder
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Oct. 24, 2011.

SUMMARY MINUTES
CITY OF DELANO
SPECIAL WORKSHOP
Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
6:30 p.m.
1. CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Graunke called the Special Workshop of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, September 27, 2011 to order at 6:30 PM.
2. ROLL CALL
Members Present: Dale Graunke, Mayor; Betsy Stolfa, Council Member; Dan Vick, Council Member; Derek Schansberg, Council Member
Members Absent: Holly Schrupp, Council Member
Also Present: Phil Kern, City Administrator; Alan Brixius, City Planner; Vince Vander Top, City Engineer, Wenck Associates; Heather Libby, Wenck Associates; Bob Van Lith, Fire Chief; Ernie Eden, Public Works Director; Marlene E. Kittock, City Clerk;Paula Bauman, Recorder
3. SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS
1. Discuss request to allow chickens in residential areas.
Consensus of the Council was not to pursue amending the city codes to allow for chickens at the city’s expense. The resident could pursue a formal city code text amendment and pay for the process and all expenses associated with the proposed text amendment.
2. Discuss street rankings and capital improvement plan.
Phil Kern stated Staff’s goal to re-rank street condition and set street standards throughout town. Vince Vander Top stated the next step is to discuss two important items: 1) what is the pavement rehabilitation strategies 2) If the street is reconstructed to what standards will it be built to in regards to street width, parking and general framework. Staff will bring back at next work session to discuss further. No motion taken.
3. Review 2011 City Budget and Tax Levy.
Brian Bloch discussed the preliminary budget (revenues and expenditures) for the General Fund and an updated capital improvement plan for the City of Delano 2012. The discussion focused on the changes since the last meeting, the updated CIP and General Fund budget for the Mayor and Council, Administration and Finance Department (General Government).
4. Discuss Northwest Industrial Park.
The regulatory approvals needed before the project would be 1) annexation 2) land use 3) storm water permit 4) highway 12 access 5) MPCA/DOH utility extension permits and 6) wetland permits. Kern stated staff is getting to the point to have commitments from landowners.
5. Discuss future meeting dates and times.
Council members spoke of their interest to move the time back to 6 PM.
4. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to discuss the Special Workshop of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, September 27, 2011 was adjourned at 9:00 PM.
/s/ Dale Graunke, Mayor Attest:
/s/ Marlene E. Kittock, City Clerk /s/ Paula Bauman, Recorder
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Oct. 24, 2011.