NOTICE OF MORTGAGE
DATE: January 4, 2024
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described Mortgage:
INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGE TO BE FORECLOSED
1. Date of Mortgage: May 14, 2021 2. Mortgagors: Breanna D. Meagher, a single person
3. Mortgagees: Members Cooperative Credit Union
4. Recording Information: Recorded on June 1, 2021, as Document Number: 01415407, in the Office of the County Recorder of St. Louis County, Minnesota.
5. Assignments of Mortgage, if any: N/A
INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGED PREMISES
6. Tax parcel identification number of the mortgaged premises: 010-2830-00300
7. Legal description of the mortgaged premises:
The Easterly 75 feet of Lot 3, Block 1, Lester Park, First Division, St Louis County, Minnesota
8. The physical street address, city, and zip code of the mortgaged premises:
21 S. 55th Avenue E.
Duluth, Minnesota 55804
OTHER FORECLOSURE DATA
9. The person holding the Mortgage is not a transaction agent, as defined by Minn. Stat. 58.02, subd. 30.
INFORMATION REGARDING FORECLOSURE
11. The requisites of Minn. Stat. 580.02 have been satisfied.
12. The original principal amount secured by the Mortgage was $217,560.00.
13. At the date of this notice the amount due on the Mortgage, including taxes, if any, paid by the holder of the Mortgage, is: $212,336.77.
14. Pursuant to the power of sale in the Mortgage, the Mortgage will be foreclosed, and the mortgaged premises will be sold by the Sheriff of St. Louis County, Minnesota, at public auction on March 13, 2024, 10:00 a.m., at Sheriff’s Main Civil Office, Room 103, 100 N. 5th Avenue W., Duluth, MN 55802
15. The time allowed by law for redemption by Mortgagor or Mortgagor’s personal represen-tatives or assigns is six months after the date of sale.
16. Minn. Stat. 580.04(b) provides, “If the real estate is an owner- occupied, single-family dwelling, the notice must also specify the date on or before which the mortgagor must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property redeemed under section 580.23.” If this statute applies, the time to vacate the property is 11:59 p.m. on September 14, 2024.
THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY MORT-GAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SEC-TION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.
Name of Mortgagee
or Mortgage Assignee:
Name and address of attorney for Mortgagee or Mortgage Assignee:
Parrish J. Jones
823 Belknap Street, Suite 222
Superior, WI 54880
P.J. – January 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 8 and 15, 2024
NOTICE OF AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION OF INTESTACY, DETERMINATION OF HEIRS, FORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF ST. LOUIS DISTRICT COURT SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No.: 69DU-PR-23-451 In Re: Estate of Dorothy Opack, Decedent. It is Ordered and Notice is given that on January 30, 2024 at 1:45 PM, a hearing will be held in this Court at 100 N. 5th Ave. W., Duluth, Minnesota, on a petition for the adjudication of intestacy and determination of Decedent’s heirs, and for the appointment of Dathan Opack, whose address is 113 S. 56th Ave. W., Duluth, MN 55807, 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. If you have an objection to this case, please contact Court Administration at (218) 221-7560 for further instructions as these hearings are currently held remotely. 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. Dated: Dec. 21, 2023 /s/ Shawn Pearson Shawn Pearson Judge of District Court Sara McDonald Interim Court Administrator Debra Thorstensen Deputy P.J. – January 11 and 18, 2024
NOTICE OF AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION OF INTESTACY, DETERMINATION OF HEIRS, FORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF ST. LOUIS DISTRICT COURT SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No.: 69DU-PR-23-456 In Re: Estate of JEAN AGNES YOUNGDAHL, a/k/a Jean A. Youngdahl, Decedent. It is Ordered and Notice is given that on January 30, 2024 at 1:30 PM, a hearing will be held in this Court at 100 N. 5th Ave. W., Duluth, Minnesota, on a petition for the adjudication of intestacy and determination of Decedent’s heirs, and for the appointment of DAWN JONES, whose address is 6358 Bergstrom Road, Duluth, MN 55779, 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. If you have an objection to this case, please contact Court Administration at (218) 221-7560 for further instructions as these hearings are currently held remotely. 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. Dated: Dec. 26, 2023 /s/ Eric Hylden Eric Hylden Judge of District Court Sara McDonald Interim Court Administrator Debra Thorstensen, Deputy Michael J. Talarico, No. 0108170 Talarico Law Office, Ltd. 7636 Bay Hill Trail Duluth, MN 55807 (218) 628-1055 P.J. – January 11 and 18, 2024
Minutes Independent School District No. 704 Proctor, Minnesota
Regular School Board Meeting Monday, December 11, 2023 REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING I. Call to Order The meeting was called to order by Jennifer McDonald, School Board Chair at 7:00 p.m. II. Pledge of Allegiance III. Roll Call MEMBERS PRESENT: Jennifer McDonald, Kimberly Parmeter, Lynn Peterson, Amy Pocrnich, Jim Podgornik, Larry Shelton, and Joe Ward MEMBERS ABSENT: None STUDENT LIAISON MEMBERS: Abigail Schunk Also in Attendance: Kerry Juntunen, Superintendent and Business Manager Stephen Anderson IV. Approval of Agenda MOTION: Moved by Amy Pocrnich and seconded by Larry Shelton to approve the Agenda as revised. Add item X.F to the Agenda. Motion approved by unanimous vote. V. Approval of the Minutes of the Regular School Board Meeting of November 27, 2023. MOTION: Moved by Larry Shelton and seconded by Jim Podgornik to approve the Minutes of the Regular School Board Meeting of November 27, 2023, as submitted. Motion approved by unanimous vote. VI. Finance MOTION: Moved by Lynn Peterson and seconded by Amy Pocrnich, to approve the payment of bills dated December 11, 2023, in the amount of $246,942.83 covering checks 118075 through 118248 as submitted. Motion approved by unanimous vote. VII. Commendations/Congra-tulations A. Commended the Proctor High School Band, their directors Gordy Westendorf and Katie Sandor, as well as our cheer squad and their advisors Stephanie Reinsch and Kaley Towers, for their outstanding performance at the Christmas City of the North Parade. B. Congratulated the Drama Department for their performance of The Canterville Ghost. Congratulated the following football players for making All District: 1st Team Zak McPhee Nolan Okstad Aaron Bergquist Honorable Mention Sam Nylund Anthony Busam VIII. Public Comment A. Dehlia Seim, teacher and lead negotiator for Education Minnesota Proctor, spoke about the audit for this past year, how it affects negotiations and the tentative agreement. She also talked about the fund balance. B. Moved from X. A. Truth in Taxation – Steve Anderson discussed the Levy Preview, Expenditures, Levy Cycle, State Imposed Mandates, Comparisons with Other Districts, What Impacts State Levies, Basic Education Formula and Equalization, State Per Pupil Funding, Adopted Budget Review, Fiscal 2024 Budget, Revenues by Source Code, and Expenses by Program. He then answered questions when the floor was opened for Public Comment. Dan Stauber asked about what was considered other local sources, the State’s contribution to special education costs, and transportation costs. Kimberly Parmeter asked about the category sites and buildings costs, special education costs, and how special education costs compare with other districts. Amy Pocrnich spoke about issues being addressed at the Delegate Assembly this past weekend. Nick Hanson asked about Federal special education funding. Jennifer McDonald spoke about the issue of cross-subsidy funds. Liz Proepper asked a question about the cross subsidy funding’s impact on the general fund. Amanda Kylven asked about buildings and sites, what is included in that fund, and how facilities can be updated. Tom Covington asked about the percentages of State funding compared with inflation. C. Moved from X. B. Audit Report – Michelle Swoboda reported on the audit findings and highlighted Auditor Responsibility, testing of the Child Nutrition Program, Compliance with Minnesota Statutes, Auditor Results, General Fund Expenditures, General Fund Balances, Food Service Fund, Community Service Fund, OPEB Debt Service Fund, Long-term Debt, Future Maturities, and the OPEB Irrevocable Trust Fund. She thanked Steve and his team for their work. Steve thanked Michelle and her staff. The district is advised to be at a 10% fund balance. The district is at a 4% fund balance. IX. Consent Agenda MOTION: Moved by Kimberly Parmeter and seconded by Jennifer McDonald, to approve the consent agenda as submitted. A. Personnel Items 1. Approved the request from Carli Mitchell to extend her leave of absence through the remainder of the 2023-2024 school year. 2. Approved sixth assignments for the second semester of the 2023-2024 school year. 3. Approved the recommendation to hire Laurie Briggs as a union bus driver effective January 2, 2024. 4. Approved the recommendation to hire Samantha Heffelfinger as a union bus driver effective January 2, 2024. 5. Approved the Separation Agreement between Proctor Public Schools and Teresa Nyberg. 6. Approved the recommendation to rehire Nathaniel Simpson as a 32.5 hours per week educational assistant at the secondary site effective December 18, 2023. 7. Terminated the employment of Kaitlyn Anderson, 32.5 hours per week educational assistant at the secondary site, effective November 17, 2023. 8. Accepted the resignation from Jennifer Lawrey, bus aide, effective December 7, 2023. X. Items for Individual Action A. 2023-2024 Truth in Taxation meeting – presentation by Business Manager Steve Anderson to certify the 2024 Levy of $5,582,022.04. Presentation moved to Public Comment MOTION: Moved by Amy Pocrnich and seconded by Jim Podgornik, to certify the 2024 Levy of $5,582,022.04 as submitted. Motion approved by unanimous vote. B. Accepted the Audit Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023. Wipfli presented the report. Presentation moved to Public Comment MOTION: Moved by Amy Pocrnich and seconded by Kimberly Parmeter, to accept the Audit Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023, as submitted. Motion approved by unanimous vote. C. Approved and adopted the District calendar for the 2024-2025 school year. MOTION: Moved by Amy Pocrnich and seconded by Jim Podgornik, to approve and adopt the District calendar for the 2024-2025 school year as submitted. Motion approved by unanimous vote. D. Approved the first reading of suggested District policy changes. MOTION: Moved by Larry Shelton and seconded by Lynn Peterson, to approve the first reading of suggested District policy changes as submitted. Motion approved by unanimous vote. E. Approved and adopted District policies with minor changes. (In accordance with Policy 208 the Board may approve policies in one meeting with minor or no changes.) MOTION: Moved by Amy Pocrnich and seconded by Kimberly Parmeter, to approve and adopt District policies with minor changes as submitted. Motion approved by unanimous vote. F. Approved the Check and Connect mentor positions for the 2024-25 school year. MOTION: Moved by Jennifer McDonald and seconded by Amy Pocrnich, to approve the Check and Connect mentor positions for the 2024-25 school year as submitted. Motion approved by unanimous vote. XI. Items for Discussion/Infor-mation A. Superintendent Update – see the website for the updated report. B. School Board meeting dates for 2024 – It was determined that next year’s meetings will be held at the St. Luke’s Event Center. The July meeting will be held on the fourth Monday of July. Two meetings will shift to Tuesdays because of Monday holidays – May 20 and November 12. C. Public Relations Update 1. Items relating to the District from the Proctor Journal: a) November 30, 2023 Edition: “Teachers rally over contract talks,” “City, school ready for TNT meetings,” “Proctor HS Band plays Bentleyville,” “School, city proposed tax levy below state average,” “PHS students get school board training,” “Proctor High School – Student of the Week: Jacob Barnstorf,” “5th Anniversary of Sports & Event Center passes quietly.” b) December 7, 2023 Edition: “Teachers rally, address board over contract,” “Ice arena to turf field: Looking back on past 5 years,” “Proctor High School – Student of the Week: Zakary McPhee.” XII. Reports A. School Board Committee Reports 1. Policy Committee B. Enrollment Report for December 2023 XIII. Communications A. School Board Comments and Observations 1. School Board Celebrations a) Each board member received a laser-engraved glass from Mr. Honkala’s CTE class. b) Kimberly Parmeter talked about the football banquet, mentioned the play, The Canterville Ghost, and the auditions for the upcoming one-act play competition. c) Amy Pocrnich mentioned the delegate assembly and talked about the resolutions that will be brought to legislators and the challenges other districts have. d) Lynn Peterson discussed tickets for the REA3D dinner, how to obtain tickets, and announced the guest speaker, world-renowned National Geographic photographer, Daniel Cox, a PHS graduate. B. Student Liaison Board Member Comments 1. Abigail Schunk reported on tonight’s choir concert, student government discussion regarding school cleanliness, drama finishing its fall production, rehearsals for the one-act play beginning, the all-night grad party’s candle sale, the upcoming Jingle Ball, DECA’s first fundraiser, DECA hosting Art for Awareness, and the recent blood drive. C. Township and City Communications – None XIV. Adjourn MOTION: A motion was made by Amy Pocrnich and seconded by Kimberly Parmeter, and unanimously approved to adjourn the meeting at 8:31 p.m. Respectfully submitted: Lynn Peterson, Clerk Jennifer McDonald, Chair P.J. – January 18, 2024
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF ST. LOUIS DISTRICT COURT SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 69DU-CV-23-2447 Case Type: Other Civil – Torrens In the Matter of the Petition of Calvin B. Benson and Mary H. Benson, in Relation to Certificate of Title No. 363732 issued for land in the County of St. Louis and State of Minnesota and legally described as follows: Lot 13, Block 2 WOODLAND PARK SIXTH DIVISION TO: Ashley J. Benson, a/k/a Ashley June Benson, n/k/a Ashley J. Otto, a/k/a Ashley June Otto/Ashley June Jackman; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., organized and existing under the laws of Delaware, as nominee for Members Cooperative Credit Union, a Minnesota corporation; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., organized and existing under the laws of Delaware, as nominee for National Bank of Commerce organized and existing under the laws of the United States of America; and Occupants. if any. A Petition and Report of Examiner of Titles are filed in the above- entitled case, brought under Minnesota Statutes Chapter 508. You were identified in the Petition or the Report of Examiner of Titles as a party who may have an interest in the above-described land affected by the Order below. If you object to entry of the Order, you must show cause, if there is any, why this Court should not enter the Order. To object to entry of the Order, you must file an Answer, and pay the filing fee or obtain an order waiving the filing fee, by February 14, 2024 (“the deadline.”) No response or action is required if you have no objection to the Order. If you do not file an Answer, the Order may issue with no further notice to you. ORDER: Directing the Registrar of Titles in and for St. Louis County, Minnesota, to (a) cancel Certificate of Title No. 363732 and issue a new certificate in favor of Benjamin Pierce and Kathrine Pierce that omits the memorial of Document Nos. 1047735 and 1070622 and the memorial of this Order issued herein; and (b) omit from future certificates of title Document Nos. 1047735 and 1070662 and the memorial of this Order issued herein. If you choose to object, your Answer must be e-filed by your attorney. If you do not have an attorney, the Answer may be filed by mailing it to: Court Administration, 100 N. 5th Ave. W., Room 320, Duluth, MN 55802, with a check payable to District Court Administrator for $300.00 for the filing fee, or with an order waiving the fee; or the Answer and check or order waiving the fee may be deposited in the District Court drop box at the same location or filed in-person at the same location if the office is open to walk-in public. If you have questions about these procedures, you may contact the Examiner of Titles office by phone at 218-726-2572 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, however, that the Examiner of Titles does not represent you and cannot provide you with legal advice. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that a copy of this Order to Show Cause be served: (a) at least 20 days before the deadline upon the above-named parties residing in this State in the manner provided by law for the service of Summons in a civil action; (b) at least 20 days before the deadline upon each of the above-named nonresidents and foreign corporations, partnerships, or associations that cannot be found for service in the state, by personal service out-of-state, or in the alternative, by two weeks published notice of the Order to Show Cause and by sending a copy of this Order at least 24 days before the deadline by first class mail to the non-resident’s or foreign entity’s out-of-state post office address; (c) upon each of the above-named parties who cannot be found by two weeks published notice of the Order to Show Cause and by sending a copy of this Order at least 24 days before the deadline by first class mail to the last known address of tbe party and by sending another copy of this Order at least 24 days before the deadline by first class mail to the address of such party as stated on the Certificate of Title if an address is so stated; (d) upon a dissolved, withdrawn, or revoked business entity governed by Minn. Stat. Chapters 302A, 303, 317A, 321, 322C, or 323A in the manner provided by Minn. Stat. § 5.25 [Note: deadline date on the Order to Show Cause must be at least 30 days after date of mailing by the Secretary of State]; (e) per Title 28 USC § 2410, and Fed. R. Civ. Pro. Rule 4, the United States Government must be notified at least 60 days prior to the deadline date in the manner provided by federal law for the service of the Summons in a civil action. APPROVED: /s/ Thomas W. Reed Thomas W. Reed, Examiner of Titles Dated: January 4, 2024 BY THE COURT: Dale Harris JUDGE OF DISTRICT COURT Attorney for Petitioner: Brent W. Malvick (#0396589) Hanft Fride, P.A. 1000 U.S. Bank Place 130 W. Superior Street Duluth, MN 55802-2094 (218) 722-4766 email@example.com P. J. – January 18 and 25, 2024
Minnesota Secretary of State CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 1. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Ministries Appeal 2. State the address of the principal place of business: 2830 E. 4TH ST., DULUTH, MN 55812 USA 3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: Diocese of Duluth 2830 E. 4TH ST. DULUTH, MN 55812 USA 4. By typing my name, I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. Date: January 3, 2024 By /s/ Franz Hoefferle CFO P.J. – January 11 and 18, 2024
NOTICE AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR DESCENT OF PROPERTY STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF ST. LOUIS SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 69DU-PR-24-7 Estate of Marlin Norman Korby, Decedent A Petition for Determination of Descent has been filed with this Court. The Petition represents that the Decedent died more than three years ago, leaving property in Minnesota and requests the probate of Decedent’s last Will (if any), and the descent of such property be determined and assigned by this Court to the persons entitled to the property. Any objections to the Petition must be filed with the Court prior to or raised at the hearing. If proper, and no objections are filed or raised, the Petition may be granted. IT IS ORDERED and Notice is further given, that the Petition will be heard on Feb. 13, 2024, at 1:30 p.m., by this Court at 100 N. 5th Avenue West, Duluth, Minnesota. 1. Notice shall be given to all interested persons (Minn. Stat. § 524.1-401) and persons who have filed a demand for notice pursuant to Minnesota Statutes section 524.3-204. 2. Notice shall be given by publishing this Notice and Order as provided by law and by mailing a copy of this Notice and Order at least 14 days prior to the hearing date. Dated: Jan. 5, 2024 (COURT SEAL) BY THE COURT By /s/ Jill A. Eichenwald Jill A. Eichenwald Judge of District Court Sara McDonald Interim Court Administrator Debra Thorstensen Deputy Attorney for Petitioner Robin C . Merritt Hanft Fride, P.A. 1000 U.S. Bank Place 130 West Superior Street Duluth, MN 55802 Attorney License No.: 194621 Telephone: (218) 722-4766 FAX: (218) 529-2401 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org P.J. – January 18 and 25, 2024
Summary of the Proctor City Council Meeting Minutes
MINUTES OF THE PROCTOR CITY COUNCIL MEETING NOVEMBER 20th, 2023 Meeting was streamed live on the Trac 7 YouTube channel. Mayor Ward called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm. Pledge of Allegiance PRESENT: Mayor Chad Ward, Councilor Troy DeWall, Councilor Rory Johnson, Councilor Jake Benson, Councilor Jim Rohweder OTHERS PRESENT: Administrator Rich, Attorney John Bray, Administrative Assistant Megan Jordan, Police Chief Kent Gaidis, Phil Larson, Todd Norton, Gary Nowak, Derek Pederson M/S/P: Rohweder/Johnson to approve the minutes from Monday, November 6th, 2023. M/S/P: Ward/DeWall to approve the agenda for Monday, November 20th, 2023, adding item 6D: Public Safety. COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS FROM CITIZENS PRESENT: Phil Larson, 702 1st Ave Addresses the council regarding unfinished business on the agenda regarding a blight policy. Larson has questions about the proposed process and compliant form. Mayor Ward states there has been no action taken at this time, but there is conversation among the blight committee for a recommendation to implement a new blight policy and process. Larson provides an inventory of accumulated items of building materials, vehicles, and other accumulated blight items at a neighboring property. Larson suggests towing and impounding vehicles for resident retrieval as a viable solution. Todd Norton, 42 6th St Expressing concerns over the same previously mentioned blighted property, expresses frustration over lack of action, and suggests city code enforcements to begin with law enforcement officers. Attorney Bray recommends the city begins a suit to serve a permanent injunction against the property in discussion. M/S/P: Ward/Rohweder to approve the consent agenda for Monday, November 20th, 2023 4. Clerk Advises Council A. 2nd St Update 2nd Street has opened this week with final items to be completed in the spring. Administrator Rich states the project will be closed out in the spring of 2024 when these items are completed. As the contractor had informed the city at the beginning of the project, light poles are on back order due to manufacturing and production. These will also be installed in the spring of 2024. B. Playground for EveryBody Grant Extension A request has been submitted for an extension to complete the additional work in the amount of $20,000 in the spring or summer of 2024. Additional items have included fencing, blacktop, handicap accessible portable bathrooms, and sod placement. 5. UNFINISHED BUSINESS A. City of Proctor Blight Policy 6. NEW BUSINESS A. 2024 TZD Agreement M/S/P: Rohweder/Johnson to approve the 2024 TZD grant agreement as submitted. B. Annual Advertisement Approval Mayor Ward states numerous requests are received throughout the year for advertisement solicitations. Included in the packet is a recommendation to approve the following annual advertisements: Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Hoghead, Veterans Day, and Happy Holidays for December and New Year celebrations. Motion by Ward and fails due to lack of a second. C. Sand/Salt Garage Shell Administrator Rich states the original contract has been terminated with a new scope of work generated with solicited bids for labor only. This scope of work will utilize previously purchased building materials to construct the shell of the building to complete winterization and protect previously purchased materials and property. Solicited bids went out with a deadline of Monday, November 20th at 2:00 pm with the total amount remaining under $175,000. Attorney Bray states one bid has been received, while Administrator Rich states the deadline was extended to accommodate additional bids and additional bids were pulled at the contractor’s request. M/S/P: Johnson/Rohweder to accept bid for capping the garage and putting up a winter shell as submitted. The completion of the project will go out for public bid. D. Public Safety Councilor Benson presents two resolutions for council approval one resolution to submit to St. Louis County requesting SRO reimbursement and another pertaining to the request of legislative language addressing officer “poaching” from one agency to another. Benson states the concerns, costs, and logistics of training new officers and the costs involved when a trained officer leaves the Proctor Police Department for another law enforcement agency. Benson suggests expressing support to the legislature to recover these accrued training cost that include reimbursement for officer training expenses. Discussion follows with the approval of the SRO reimbursement, however staff would like additional time to research and plan for any creation of legislative language and presentations. M/S/P: Benson/Johnson to accept resolution 41-23: SRO Reimbursement. M/S/P: Benson/Ward to accept resolution refunding or supplemental and reimbursement of law enforcement officers “poached” by other law enforcement agencies. M/S: Benson/Ward Rescind to research, plan, and submit additional information prior to the next legislative session. Councilor DeWall suggests this be placed under unfinished business. Administrator Rich recommends council and Police Civil Service Commission to schedule a working session to discuss staffing, training, and officer recruitment. MEMBER CONCERNS Benson: Attended a rebranding and grand opening at the AmericInn. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. DeWall: Request to schedule Blight Committee Meeting before the next council meeting. Johnson: 2nd St looks great, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Requests to commence suit for an action item on the next agenda. Request to enforce current code violations on blighted property. Rohweder: None Mayor Ward: Truth and Taxation Monday, December 4th, rally for Proctor teachers on November 27th, 2023 at 6:30 pm. Attorney Bray: None Administrator Rich: None Chief Gaidis: None BILLS FOR APPROVAL: General: $114,203.12 Liquor: $47,918.79 TOTAL BILLS FOR APPROVAL: $162,121.91 M/S/P: Rohweder/Johnson to approve the bills as submitted. M/S/P: DeWall/Ward to adjourn the regular council meeting at 7:05 pm. MINUTES OF THE PROCTOR CITY COUNCIL MEETING DECEMBER 4th, 2023 Meeting was streamed live on the Trac 7 YouTube channel. Mayor Ward called the meeting to order at 6:04 pm. Pledge of Allegiance PRESENT: Mayor Chad Ward, Councilor Troy DeWall, Councilor Rory Johnson, Councilor Jake Benson, Councilor Jim Rohweder, Jim Schwarzbauer, Natasha Garner OTHERS PRESENT: Administrator Rich, Attorney John Bray, Administrative Assistant Megan Jordan, Police Chief Kent Gaidis, Phil Larson, Finance Director Leslie Brunfelt, Natasha Garner, Jim Schwarzbauer, Phil Larson M/S/P: Rohweder/Benson to suspend the regular meeting and open the public hearing for the 2024 Truth and Taxation presentation portion of the meeting at 6:05 pm. M/S/P: Johnson/Ward to close the public hearing and resume the regular council meeting at 6:15 pm. M/S/P: Rohweder/DeWall to approve the city council minutes from Monday, November 20th, 2023 M/S/P: Ward/Johnson to approve the budget working session minutes from November 20th, 2023. M/S/P: Benson/Rohweder to approve the joint City Council and Police Civil Service Commission Meeting minutes from November 28th, 2023. M/S/P: Johnson/DeWall to approve the agenda for Monday, December 4th, 2023, adding item 7C: Economic Development. COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS FROM CITIZENS PRESENT: Natasha Garner, 220 6th Ave, Apt #4 Garner states she has recently moved into Proctor in March of 2023, currently renting an apartment from a private landlord, and was unaware of any winter parking restrictions at that time. Garner addresses the council regarding the current winter parking restrictions, the restrictions it places on renters along with minimal parking options for renters in the neighborhood. M/S/P: Ward/Johnson to approve the consent agenda for Monday, December 4th, 2023. 4. Clerk Advises Council A. 2nd St Update A winter punch list for spring completion has been generated, with the project closeout date to follow in the spring of 2024. Street lighting is at least three months out, with the anticipation this will also be installed/completed in the spring. Administrator Rich notes this was a known delay prior to the project start date. B. Playground for EveryBody Grant Extension Submitted grant amendments and extensions have been granted by the MN DNR, noting the completion items of sod, fencing, and paving will be completed in the spring of 2024. 5. UNFINISHED BUSINESS A. City of Proctor Blight Policy 6. NEW BUSINESS A. 2024 Levy Approval M/S/P: Rohweder/Ward to approve the 5.5% increase for the 2024 levy. B. PAHS Donation Request Jim Schwarzbauer is in attendance on behalf of the museum with an update on the pervious donation request. Schwarzbauer states a portion of the operating expenses has been received through donations noting the amount of $12,000 in reserves. Mayor Ward states the donation request has been discussed at the budget meeting working session, with council still discussing to approve or deny the request. C. Employee Resignation – J. Carter M/S/P: Ward/Benson to accept the resignation as submitted from Officer Carter from the Proctor Police Department. Mayor Ward extends gratitude and appreciation to Office Carter for his service to the City of Proctor. D. Proctor Fire Department – Employee Terminations M/S/P: Rohweder/DeWall to approve the employee terminations of B. Willms and C. Solem from the Proctor Fire Department as submitted. E. Commence Injunction – 102 6th St M/S: Ward/Rohweder to commence the injunction on the property at 102 6th St for continued blight and nuisance items. Attorney Bray states this recommendation comes from numerous issuances of blight infringements the last several years. Discussion follows including associated costs, enforcement of blight and city code, and the total cost of filing. It is noted the injunction is filed against the property owner and not the tenant. Mayor Ward requests to view complaint prior to filing for council review at the meeting on December 18th, 2023. Damage to city property is also a consideration of including within the complaint, as this is not currently included within the proposed draft. It is noted both the ally and the street are blocked by blighted items, in the event of a snowfall, snow plow operations would be hindered. M/S: Ward/Rohweder rescinded pending review of formal complaint and contact with the property owner. No action taken, with the request to be placed under unfinished business. F. 2024 Liquor License Approvals M/S/P: Johnson/Rohweder to approve the 2024 liquor license renewals for the Powerhouse, Blackwoods, Legends Dart Bar, Proctor Moose Lodge, and VFW Post 137. M/S/P: Rohweder/Johnson to approve the liquor license application for the Keyboard Lounge at 304 3rd Ave. M/S/P: Rohweder/DeWall to suspend the regular council meeting and open a closed session PURSUANT to §13D.06 Subd. 1(b) for attorney client privilege, labor negotiations, and economic development at 6:50 pm. M/S/P: Rohweder/DeWall to reconvene the regular council meeting at 7:43 pm. 6G. M/S/P: Johnson/Benson to accept the tentative agreement with the city administrator with the recommended changes as discussed. 6H. M/S/P: Rohweder/DeWall to accept the tentative agreement with the police chief with the recommended changes as discussed. MEMBER CONCERNS Benson: The VFW will hold a dedication of their new building December 7th, 2023 at 12:30 pm. DeWall: None Johnson: Sends anniversary wishes to his wife of 47 years. Rohweder: Extends gratitude and congratulations to Finance Director Brunfelt for a great presentation on the 2024 Truth and Taxation, extends gratitude to the Habermanns for their time decorating the tree up at the golf course, appreciated the joint meeting with police department staff, council, and the civil service commission. Supports change in policy at the administrative level regarding dress code and requests additional discussion for recruitment and retention. Mayor Ward: Suggests the implementation of pre-agenda meetings and would like council to discuss this in further detail. Attorney Bray: None Administrator Rich: Requests an item change to the agenda from clerk advises council to staff advises council. Administrator Rich states she would like to research this further in city code, with noted changes to the meeting at the first of the year. Chief Gaidis: None BILLS FOR APPROVAL: General: $119,491.45 Liquor: $21,952.05 TOTAL BILLS FOR APPROVAL: $141,443.50 M/S/P: Ward/DeWall to approve the bills as submitted. M/S/P: DeWall/Rohweder to adjourn the regular council meeting at 7:54 pm. P.J. – January 18, 2024