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New public notices published in the issue of April 17, 2017
PUBLIC NOTICE
STOCKHOLM TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS
Stockholm Township is taking orders for dust control. The cost is $.55 per foot. If you would like dust control applied, please call Jody Selseth, Township Clerk to pick up an order form. You can contact her at 612-270-3409 or email her at stockholmtwp@gmail.com to get a form emailed to you. Order date and payment deadline is Friday, May 5, 2017. Dust control is scheduled to be applied sometime the middle of May weather permitting.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch April 17 and 24, 2017.
CITY OF DASSEL
PUBLIC NOTICE
The following City Code Section has been amended and adopted by the Dassel City Council on April 10, 2017.
CHAPTER 152: SUBDIVISIONS
General Provisions
Minor Subdivision, Lot Line Adjustment and Lot Consolidation
152.11 Minor Subdivision
152.12 Lot Consolidation/Lot Line Adjustment
§ 152.08 REGISTERED LAND SURVEYS AND CONVEYANCE BY METES AND BOUNDS.
(A) Registered land surveys. Except as provided for in section 152.11 and 152.12 below, it is the intention of this chapter that registered land surveys in the city should be presented to the Planning Commission in the form of a preliminary plat in accordance with the standards set forth in this chapter for preliminary plats and that the Planning Commission shall first approve the arrangements, sizes and relationship of proposed tracts in such registered land surveys, and that tracts to be used as easements or roads should be so dedicated. Unless such Planning Commission approval and City Council approval in accordance with the standards set forth in this chapter have been obtained, building permits will be withheld for buildings on tracts which have been so subdivided by registered land surveys and the city may refuse to take over tracts unless so approved.
(B) Conveyance by metes and bounds. Except as provided for in section 152.11 and 152.12 below, no conveyance of two or more parcels in which the land conveyed is described by metes and bounds shall be made or recorded if the parcels described in the conveyance are less than two and one half acres in area and 150 feet in width unless such parcel was a separate parcel of record at the effective date of this chapter. Building permits will be withheld for buildings on tracts which have been subdivided and conveyed by this method and the city may refuse to take over tracts as streets or roads or to improve, repair or maintain any such tracts.
(Ord. 21, passed 8-6-74)
MINOR SUBDIVISION, LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT AND LOT CONSOLIDATION
§ 152.11 MINOR SUBDIVISION.
The minor subdivision process allows for the division of certain property, both platted and described by metes and bounds, and is an abbreviated review process in which there are fewer requirements than a normal subdivision. This process is limited to specific situations as set forth in this section.
(A) Qualifications: The following may be considered for a minor subdivision provided that:
1) The parcel of land has not been part of a minor subdivision in the last three (3) years;
(2) The subdivision does not result in more than two (2) additional lots than currently exist fronting on an existing public street;
(3) The subdivision does not require any new street right-of-way;
(4) The subdivision does not require the creation of any public improvements;
(5) The subdivision will not adversely affect the remainder of the parcel or adjoining property; and
(6) The subdivision will not conflict with any provisions of the Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Code, official map, or any other City regulations, including this chapter.
(B) Filing and Review of Application Procedures
(1) Application. Before any contract is made for the sale of any part thereof, and before any permit for the erection of a structure on such proposed subdivision shall be granted, the subdividing owner or authorized agent, shall file an application on a form provided by the City with the accompanying application fee and secure approval of a minor subdivision.
(2) Placement on the Planning Commission agenda. The City staff must receive an application form and all of the required information. Upon receipt of a complete application, the matter will be placed on the next Planning Commission meeting agenda, with the proper public hearing notice. Copies of the application and required information shall be submitted to staff, committees, consultants, or agencies as appropriate for comment to the Planning Commission.
(3) Incomplete Application. The City staff shall have the authority to request additional information. An application may not be heard by the Planning Commission if incomplete. The City staff shall notify the applicant of missing information within 15 days of receiving the application. Failure to provide the necessary supportive information may be grounds for denial of the request.
(4) Transportation and Highway Department review. A minor subdivision abutting any existing or proposed trunk highway, county road or highway or county state-aid highway shall be subject to review by the Minnesota Department of Transportation and/or County Highway Department. Written notice and a copy of the proposed minor subdivision shall be filed with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and/or County Highway Department for review and comment. Final action on a minor subdivision shall not be taken until the required comments and recommendations have been received or until the minimum 30 day review period has elapsed.
(5) DNR. When the land in the minor subdivision is located within a Shoreland district or floodplain district, the Department of Natural Resources shall be notified of the minor subdivision as required by law. Any requirements of the Department of Natural Resources shall be met prior to the issuance of a building permit.
(6) Watershed. When the land in the minor subdivision is located within a watershed district, the watershed district shall be notified. Any requirements of the watershed district shall be met prior to the issuance of a building permit.
(7) Planning Commission meeting. The minor subdivision application shall be submitted to the Planning Commission for its review and recommendation. The Planning Commission shall review and comment on the subdivision’s acceptability in relation to the Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Code, official map engineering standards, Surface Water Management Plan, and this chapter. A recommendation may be made at that time or the matter may be tabled to allow further time for review and consideration.
(8) City Council meeting. The Planning Commission’s recommendation shall be conveyed to the City Council. The City Council shall review and comment on the subdivisions acceptability in relation to the Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Code, official map, engineering standards, Surface Water Management Plan, and this chapter. Action may be taken at that time or the matter may be tabled to allow further time for review and consideration.
(C) Attendance at Meetings Mandatory. The applicant, or a representative, is required to attend all meetings with advisory boards and the City Council.
(D) Information Required for Minor Subdivision. The subdivider shall submit two (2) large scale copies, one (1) reduced scale (11” x 17”) copy and one (1) electronic version of the required information to the City. Additional copies may be required as determined by City Staff. Required information to be submitted on a certified survey prepared by a registered land surveyor as follows:
(1) Scale not more than 1 inch equals 100 feet;
(2) Original and proposed lot boundaries;
(3) Existing and resulting parcel legal descriptions;
(4) The location of existing structures on the site;
(5) Existing and proposed driveway locations
(6) Existing easement locations;
(7) Environmental constraints of the site;
(8) Existing parks, streets and utility easements;
(9) Delineated wetlands and waterbodies, drainage flows and drainage improvements; and
(10) Individual sewer treatment systems and/or well locations
In addition to the above information to be provided on a certified survey, the following additional information is required unless waived by the City staff:
(1) A soil test report showing structural bearing capacity of the soils.
(2) A title search showing the ownership of the property and any existing deed restrictions
(3) Additional information as outlined § 152.22 if deemed necessary and required by the City staff
(4) Statement of the proposed use of the property
(5) The existing and proposed lot corners shall be staked at the site in a manner that they are visible from the road for review by the City staff and shall be maintained throughout the application process
The minor subdivision shall conform to all City standards. The City Council may, at its sole discretion, waive some of the requirements of the City standards.
(E) Approval or Denial of Minor Subdivision.
(1) The City Council shall act on the minor subdivision by motion within 120 days from the date of a complete application, unless the applicant agrees to an extension. The motion shall include findings of fact supporting the approval or denial, and shall be entered into the written record of the proceedings of the City Council.
(2) The City Council may deny the subdivision if it makes any of the following findings:
(a) The proposed subdivision is in conflict with adopted applicable general or specific provisions of the Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Code, engineering standards, Surface Water Management Plan, official map, or this chapter;
(b) The physical characteristics of the site, including but not limited to topography, vegetation, percolation rate, soil conditions, susceptibility to erosion and siltation, susceptibility to flooding, water storage, drainage and retention, are such that the site is not suitable for the type of development, design, or use contemplated;
(c) The design of the subdivision or the type of improvements are likely to cause serious public health problems;
(d) The design of the subdivision or the type of improvements will conflict with easements of record or with easement established by judgement of a court;
(e) The design of the subdivision does not conform to minimum City standards; and
(f) The applicant has failed to provide all documents required by the City in order to adequately evaluate the application
(3) Prior to certification by the City of the approval of the minor subdivision, the applicant shall supply the deed(s) granting to the City any easements and/or right-of-way required by the City.
(4) Park Dedication Fee. The park dedication fee, if required by City Ordinance, shall be paid prior to recording the appropriate documents.
(5 Recording Procedure and Time Frame
(a) Deadline. The applicant shall record the appropriate documents in the Office of the County Recorder within 120 days after the date of approval. If not recorded within the 120-day period, the approval shall be considered void.
(b) Copy to City. The applicant shall, immediately upon receipt of the recorded document from the County Recorder, furnish the City Clerk with a copy of the document(s) showing evidence of the recording.
(c) Building Permit. No building permits shall be issued for construction of any structure on any lot in the minor subdivision until the City has received evidence of the document(s) being recorded with the County Recorder and all conditions of approval have been met.
§ 152.12 LOT CONSOLIDATION/LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT.
The lot consolidation/lot line adjustment process is an administrative review process in which there are limited requirements to combine multiple lots into 1 parcel or to adjust a common lot line affecting existing parcels. Parcels resulting from these procedures must be consistent with all Zoning Code requirements and other applicable regulations. Lot consolidation is required prior to a building permit being issued. In areas which are not well defined, or where lots are irregular in shape, the lot consolidation or lot line adjustment would result in difficult and confusing legal descriptions, and/or the lots are included in more than one (1) plat, the City staff may require that lot consolidation or lot line adjustment occur through the minor or major subdivision platting requirements of this chapter.
(A) Qualifications:
(1 )Lot consolidation. Two or more parcels, whether recorded platted lots or described by metes and bounds, may be consolidated into a single lot.
(2) Lot line adjustment. A lot line may be adjusted by relocating a common boundary provided the lot line adjustment does not result in any new or additional lots, the resulting lots meet the minimum lot width and lot area required by the Zoning Ordinance, any existing structures on the lots meet the minimum setbacks required by the Zoning Ordinance, and no additional right-of-way is required.
(3) Rezoning. If the adjustment or combination would cause one or both of the parcels to have two different zoning classifications, the applicant must rezone the property to achieve a consistent zoning classification for the newly created parcel(s).
(4) Easements. Any easements that become unnecessary as a result of the combination of parcels must be vacated. In addition, new easements must be established where appropriate.
(B) Filing and Review of Application
(1) Before any contract is made for the sale of any part thereof, and before any permit for the erection of a structure on such proposed property shall be granted, the owner or authorized agent, shall file an application on a form provided by the City with the accompanying application fee and secure approval of a lot consolidation or lot line adjustment.
(2) The City staff shall review the application and required information to determine conformance with the Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Code, official map, and this chapter, and shall refer the matter to the Planning Commission for final approval. In reviewing the application, City staff may request comments from its consultants, if necessary. Unless a request for additional review time is requested by the Zoning Administrator, action on the application shall be made within 60 days after receipt of a complete application.
(3) Appeals: The City Council shall serve as the Board of Adjustment and Appeals if the application for lot combination or lot line adjustment is denied.
(C) Information Required For Lot Consolidation/Lot Line Adjustment.
(4) Number of copies required at the time of application. The applicant shall submit two (2) large scale copies, one (1) reduced scale (11” x 17”) copy and one (1) electronic version of the required information to the Zoning Administrator.
(5) Deadline. The applicant shall record the appropriate documents in the Office of the County Recorder within 120 days after the date of approval. If not recorded within the 120-day period, the approval shall be considered void.
(6) Required information. An application for a lot consolidation or a lot line adjustment shall include a certificate of survey prepared by a registered land surveyor for all parcels involved, which includes:
(a) Scale not less than 1 inch equals 100 feet;
(b) North point indication;
(c) Original and proposed lot boundaries;
(d) Existing and resulting parcel legal descriptions;
(e) The location of existing structures on the sites;
(f) Proposed driveway locations;
(g) Existing and proposed easement locations;
(h) Environmental constraints of the site; and
(i) Existing and proposed utilities.
In addition to the above information to be provided on a certified survey, the following additional information is required unless waived by the City staff:
(j) A title search showing ownership of the property and any existing deed restrictions.
(k) Additional information as outlined in § 152.11 (D) if deemed necessary and required by the City staff.
(l) Staking. The City staff may require that the existing and proposed lot corners be staked at the site in such a manner that they are visible from the road for review by the City staff and maintained throughout the entire review process.
For good cause shown certain requirements may be waived by the Zoning Administrator as not being pertinent to the lot consolidation/lot line adjustment being sought.
(E) Lot consolidation or lot combination agreement. The City may require a lot consolidation agreement or lot combination agreement reviewed by the City Attorney be executed by all affected parties and recorded in the Office of the County Recorder. If needed, this agreement shall include any conditions of approval.
(F) Recording
(1) Deadline. The applicant shall record the appropriate documents in the Office of the Meeker County Recorder within 120 days after the date of approval. If not recorded within the 120-day period, the approval shall be considered void.
(2) Copy to City. The applicant shall, immediately upon receipt of the recorded document from the County Recorder, furnish the City Clerk with a copy of the document(s) showing evidence of the recording and all conditions of approval have been met.
(3) Building permit. No building permits shall be issued for construction of any structure on any affected lots until the City has received evidence of the document(s) being recorded with the County Recorder.
Terri Boese
City Clerk/Treasurer
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch April 17, 2017.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
8:00 AM SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, MARCH 11, 2017 KOINONIA RETREAT CENTER, SOUTHHAVEN, 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 Dassel-Cokato Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Saturday, March 11, 2017.
Clemen called the meeting to order at 8:00 AM.
Dr. Bruce Myles, from the Big River Group, lead the board and administrative team through a board development and strategic planning process.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 12:00 pm.
Chuck Nelson, 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 17, 2017.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
7:00 PM SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, MARCH 13, 2017
DASSEL-COKATO HIGH SCHOOL
CHOIR ROOM
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 Dassel-Cokato Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Monday, March 13, 2017.
The board held a Public Information Meeting regarding the 4/18/17 Career and Technical Education Bond Vote.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:37 pm.
Chuck Nelson, 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 17, 2017.