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New public notices published in the issue of April 9, 2012
PUBLIC NOTICE BOARD OF APPEALS
Notice is hereby given that the local Board of Appeal & Equalization of Stockholm Township will meet at the Stockholm Community Center located at 16233 County Road 30 SW, Cokato, MN on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 3:30 pm for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of the township for the year 2012.
All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment, or who wish to complain that property of another is assessed too low, are hereby notified to appear at said meeting and show cause of having such assessment corrected. Please contact Township Clerk, Jody Selseth with any questions at 320-286-0147.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch April 9, 16, 23, 2012.

Public NoticeOFFICE OF CITY CLERK CITY OF DASSEL
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That on Thursday, the 26h day of April, 2012, 4:00-6:00 p.m. the 2012 Local Board of Appeal and Equalization for the City of Dassel will be conducted as an open book hearing.
The purpose for conducting this board is to consider the individual estimated market values of property as placed upon them by the assessor. All property owners within the City of Dassel are entitled to appear either in person, personal representative, or by mail.
Given under my hand this 5th day of April, 2012.
Terri Boese
Clerk/Treasurer
City of Dassel, MN
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch April 9, and 16, 2012.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, FEBRUARY 23, 2012 DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
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 Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Thursday, February 23, 2012.
Board Chairman Kevin Bjork called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Tormanen, Bender, Linder, McConkey and Bjork. The following were absent: none. Members of the administration and public were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Tormanen, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Hailey Schminke received the January Russell A. Johnson Courtesy and Respect Award, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Schminke of Dassel.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by McConkey, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $2,800,457.77. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Communications/Open Forum: None
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: Chairman Bjork reported on the 2-9 meeting which included a presentation on digital learning.
Technology Report: None
MAWSECO Report: None
Community Education Report: Director McConkey reported on the 2-2 meeting which included: craft fair, pre-school scholarships, and community theatre.
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported expenditures are in line with budget through the end of the eighth month of the fiscal year. Business Manager Palmer informed the board about a milk pilot the district has been asked to participate in which will begin in April.
Superintendent’s Report: Superintendent Powers briefly addressed enrollment changes and staffing
DCRISC – None
SEE – Vice Chair Tormanen reported on the 1-27 SEE General Membership meeting.
DC Trail Committee – Board Clerk Bender reported on the last meeting which included discussion regarding the cost of upgrading the trail to a 10’ width including possible grant support and local match requirements.
Student Representatives Report – Student representative Salden reported on: winter activities, FFA week, Pennies for Patients, and an upcoming school service project.
MSBA Winter Leadership Conference: Each board member shared some from the sessions they attended at the conference in January.
Motion by Linder, seconded by McConkey approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the January 26, 2012 Regular Board Meeting and the February 13, 2012 Special Board Meeting. Approval of Wire transfers made on January 27th for $125,000, January 31st for $457,000, February 10th for $65,000, February 15th for $765,000 and February 16th for $70,000. Personnel Items: Approval of the list of Spring 2012 Coaching Assignments, Request approval of up to 5 weeks FMLA for Lori Hanson beginning approximately May 7, 2012 for the birth of a child, Request approval of a 1 year unpaid child care leave of absence for Stacey Doering as a Cokato Elementary Instructor for the 2012-2013 school year. Acceptance of Donations: From Lake Region Cooperative – $10,000 for the scholarship fund (10 - $1,000 scholarships will be awarded this year). Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Clemen approving the revised 2011-12 budget. Business Manager Palmer presented the revised budget explaining the areas that varied from the original budget. Motion carried unanimously.
The board discussed a proposed digital learning initiative including the budget impact. They agreed to continue the discussion at the March 12 Special Board Meeting.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:49 PM.
Irene Bender, 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 April 9, 2012.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 7:00 PM SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012 DISRICT BOARD ROOM COKATO, MN
In partnership with our communities, Dassel-Cokato Public Schools will provide all learners opportunities designed to maximize their potential and promote lifelong learning.
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a special meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the District Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Monday, March 12, 2012.
Board Chairman Kevin Bjork called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Bjork, Linder, McConkey and Bender. The following were absent: Tormanen. Members of the community and administration were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Linder, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by McConkey supporting a blended learning initiative for 2012-13. The board discussed the blended learning initiative that has come before them in previous meetings. Members of the high school Communications Department provided input. This motion is verification of consensus amongst the board members in support of the initiative. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Clemen affirming agreement between Resource Wellness Alliance (“Wellness Alliance”) and ISD #466 Dassel-Cokato Public Schools for a wellness program pilot. Motion carried unanimously.
The board discussed student and teachers reports and agreed to move student reports to an every other year schedule and to discontinue reports from the previous year’s curriculum adoption departments.
Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:43 PM
Irene Bender, 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 April 9, 2012.

Notice for Dust Control
Kingston Township is interested in acquiring quotes for applying dust control of designated Kingston Township roads. All interested parties must have quotes in by April 23 to Kingston Township 35359 – 732 Ave. Kimball MN 55353 or call for more information 320-398-8400.
Gail Schiefelbein / clerk
Kingston Township
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch April 9, and 16, 2012.

Notice for Mowing
Kingston Township is interested in acquiring quotes for mowing of Cates Cemetery and Kingston Finnish Cemetery for 2012. All interested parties must have quotes in by April 23 to Kingston Township 35359 – 732 Ave., Kimball MN 55353 or call for more information 320-398-8400.
Gail Schiefelbein / clerk
Kingston Township
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch April 9, and 16, 2012.


City of Dassel2011 Drinking Water Report
PWSID: 1470003
The City of Dassel is issuing the results of monitoring done on its drinking water for the period from January 1 to December 31, 2011. The purpose of this report is to advance consumers’ understanding of drinking water and heighten awareness of the need to protect precious water resources.
Source of Water
The City of Dassel provides drinking water to its residents from a groundwater source: three wells ranging from 172 to 195 feet deep, that draw water from the Quaternary Buried Artesian aquifer.
The Minnesota Department of Health has determined that the source(s) used to supply your drinking water is not particularly susceptible to contamination. If you wish to obtain the entire source water assessment regarding your drinking water, please call 6512014700 or 18008189318 (and press 5) during normal business hours. Also, you can view it on line at www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/water/swp/swa.
Call 3202753180 if you have questions about the City of Dassel drinking water or would like information about opportunities for public participation in decisions that may affect the quality of the water. This report is not being directly mailed to all customers a copy of this report is available upon request at Dassel City Hall.
Results of Monitoring
No contaminants were detected at levels that violated federal drinking water standards. However, some contaminants were detected in trace amounts that were below legal limits. The table that follows shows the contaminants that were detected in trace amounts last year.
Key to abbreviations.
MCLGMaximum Contaminant Level Goal: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
MCLMaximum Contaminant Level: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
MRDLMaximum Residual Disinfectant Level.
MRDLGMaximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal.
ALAction Level The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirement which a water system must follow.
90th Percentile LevelThis is the value obtained after disregarding 10 percent of the samples taken that had the highest levels. (For example, in a situation in which 10 samples were taken, the 90th percentile level is determined by disregarding the highest result, which represents 10 percent of the samples.) Note: In situations in which only 5 samples are taken, the average of the two with the highest levels is taken to determine the 90th percentile level.
ppmParts per million, which can also be expressed as milligrams per liter (mg/1).
ppbParts per billion, which can also be expressed as micrograms per liter (µg/1).
N/ANot Applicable (does not apply).
Contaminant (units) MCLG MCL Level Found Typical Source of Contaminant
Range (2011) Average /Result*
Arsenic(ppb) 0 10 N/A 2.55 Erosion of natural deposits; Runoff from orchards; Runoff from glass and electronics production wastes.
Barium(ppm) 2 2 N/A .13 Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits.
Fluoride (ppm) 4 4 .241.1 .8 State of Minnesota requires all municipal water systems to add fluoride to the drinking water to promote strong teeth, Erosion of natural deposits; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories.
Haloacetic Acids(HAA5)(ppb) 0 60 N/A 8 By-product of drinking water disinfection.
TTHM (Total trihalomethanes) (ppb) 0 80 N/A 19.7 Byproduct of drinking water disinfection.


*This is the value used to determine compliance with federal standards. It sometimes is the highest value detected and sometimes is an average of all the detected values. If it is an average, it may contain sampling results from the previous year.



Contaminant (units) MRDLG MRDL **** ***** Typical Source of Contaminant
Chlorine (ppm) 4 4 .14-1.11 .49 Water additive used to control microbes.
**Highest and Lowest Monthly Average. *****Highest Quarterly Average.

Contaminant (units) MCLG AL 90% Level # sites over AL Typical Source of Contaminant
Copper (ppm) 1.3 1.3 .22 0 out of 10 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits.
Lead (ppb) 0 15 2 0 out of 10 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits.
present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. City of Dassel is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at hftp://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.
Some contaminants do not have Maximum Contaminant Levels established for them. These unregulated contaminants are assessed using state standards known as health risk limits to determine if they pose a threat to human health. If unacceptable levels of an unregulated contaminant are found, the response is the same as if an MCL has been exceeded; the water system must inform its customers and take other corrective actions. In the table that follows are the unregulated contaminants that were detected:
Contaminant (units) Level Found Typical Source of Contaminant
Range (2010) Average/ Result
Sodium (ppm) (10/20/2008) N/A 6.39 Erosion of natural deposits.
Sulfate (ppm) (10/20/2008) N/A 28.1 Erosion of natural deposits.
pliance with National Primary Drinking Water Regulations
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturallyoccurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water include.
Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturallyoccurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.
Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are byproducts of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturallyoccurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 18004264791.
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immunocompromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 18004264791.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch April 9, 2012.