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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Board/Continued from page 1 The letter is signed authorized to execute a grant by all current County contract with the State of Commissioners. Minnesota Dept. of Veterans The commissionersAffairs to conduct the County approved a resolution which Veterans Service Office requests that the proposed Operational Enhancement new Waters of the United Grant Program. The grant States (WOUS) definition is used to provide outreach not be implemented and the to the county's veterans Envrionmental Protection and collaborate with other Agency work with local and agencies and organizations state governments, stating for the purpose of enhancing the need for a clear, concise services offered to veterans, and practical definition. The as part of what the grant resolution says the current provides. definition is too complex and County Engineer, Dan is problematic. (See related Sauve" informed the Board article.) of Scott Grabill's retirement Harry Hutchens, after 30 years of working for Clearwater County Veterans the Highway Department as a Service Officer (CVSO), mechanic. An open house for brought a quarterly report to Mr. Grabill was held for his the Commissioners covering retirement on Oct. 15. th~ period from July 1 to Sept. Sauve' brought a motion 30, 2014. The CVSO was to promote Edward Huotari to the mechanic position at a salary of $18.50 per hour as per the AFSCME Union 922 Labor Agreement. Approval was granted to advertise for a heavy equipment operator for the department. He received Board approval for payment of the Highway Department bills inthe amount of$50,617. Land Commissioner Bruce Cox received approval from the Board granting an easement for a utility line to Clearwater-Polk Electric Cooperative across tax forfeit land located in Clover Township. Sheriff Darin Halverson was authorized to hire Shane Powell as full-time deputy sheriff to fill the vacancy left by Andy Anderson's resignation. Starting salary EPA and water/Continued from page 1 court cases." state governments to develop Engineers Association, The resolution statesa map showing WOUS and/ Minnesota and National that Minnesota has Stateor clear and concise regional Association of Engineers, Minnesota Pollution Control definitions. Motion to pass the Association of Minnesota Agency, Minnesota Dept. the resolution was made Counties and other agencies of Natural Resources, and by Commissioner Dean are working tostop the EPA's the Board of Water and Newland and seconded by new rule-making. Soil Resources regulatory Commissioner John Nelson. The various responses have programs which effectively The U.S. House of caused the EPA to also extend are accomplishing this, but Representatives recentlythe comment period twice recognizes some states dopassed a bill to stop the regarding the proposed new not have such regulatory EPA, but Dan Sauve" saiddefinition of Waters of the programs, he doesn't think it has gone United States. The comment The resolution resolves that anywhere in the Senate. He period is still open and will be Clearwater County requests said the federal government until some time in November the proposed new WOUS not is slower than it used to be in under the current extension. be implemented and that the responding to local issues. EPA work with the local and He said the County VORCETECH Professional Service For Those Who Demand Excellence ,Is your business computer network getting the attention and security it deserves ? Don't be the target of the next data " breach. You need the professional engineers at VorceTech ~~ Disaster Recovery [] Virus removal 218.435.1369 [] PC Setup/Repair ..... [] Server Migration [] Wireless Install [] Data Encryption NOTICETO Amanda Haugan has announced her candidacy for the office of Treasurer in Shevlin Township. Please write-in Amanda Haugan on the ballot on Nov. 4th. Prepared and paid for by the Committee to Elect Amanda Haugan. will be $19 per hour. He worked full-time for the city, part-time for the county, and was officer for two years at Clearbrook-Gonvick Schools. Treasurer Charlene Olson, who will be retiring at the end of 2014, discussed the current duties she does, such as human resources officer, with the Board. "Most of my duties have been assigned. It's good to get a new person in, with a fresh set of eyes," she said. "I've been here a long time - 40 years is a long time." Economic Development Abatement for taxes payable 2014 per agreement dated July 16, 2002 was approved. Abatement refunds of $652 from the county and $1,737 from the City of Bagley will be paid to Wayde Crist as the final abatement per that agreement. County Auditor Allen Paulson was authorized by the Board to pay the submitted invoices of $169,250 from the County Revenue Fund and $47,272 from Nursing Service at the Oct. 14 meeting; and $22,997 from the County Revenue Fund and $6,076 from Nursing Service at the Oct. 21 meeting. Commissioners present were Dean Newland, John Nelson, Duane Hayes, and Dan Stenseng. FARMERS INDEPENDENT, Bagley, Minnesota -- Page 5 Leonard Stinar Announces Write-in Campaign for SWCD I have decided to run for another 4-year term as District 4 Supervisor on the Clearwater Soil and Water Conserva- tion District Board. I would appreciate your WRITE-IN vote. Please write in: "Leonard Stinar" on the District 4 ballot. You can vote for all the SWCD districts, no matter where you live. My past 19 years of service on the SWCD Board speaks for itself. Thank you Leonard Stinar 0 District 3 County Commissioner Bear Creek - Copley - Moose Creek - Shevlin * Promoting economic and ag development * Experience in County Government * Priority to control spending S * Dedicated to the citizens of the county VOTE FOR KNOWLEDGE - LEADERSHIP - EXPERIENCE www.elect-il lies.corrl cm'epa,'ed a~u[1,ald-for @ '.~rea rffi~.s November 2014 Sanford Bagtey Outreach ScheduLe Orthopedics J. Adam HamiLton, MD November 14 Surgery Ben Roy, MD November 7, 14 & 21 SLeep Medicine Laurie Straw, FNP November 4 & 18 PsychoLogy Trent Barstad, PhD November 3 & 17 Psychiatry Jagan JakkuLa, MD November 7 & 21 Adam R. Johnson, DPM November 21 Podiatry Schedule subject to change. For more information, call Sanford Bagley Clinic [218] or 18441 772-3169. 694-2384 SANF )RD" Bagtey BE SURE TO VOTE! ON NOVEMBER 4THI PUBLIC NOTICE TO THE CITIZENS OF BAGLEY The official voting place for the citizens of the Bagley in the November 4th General Election will City Council Chambers, City Hall at 18 South Main The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Handicap Accessible To be voted on for City Offices: .... Mayor Vote for one Sid Michel Write in if any City Council Members Vote for two Chad Bonik John Sutherland Write in, if any Bagley City of be the Street. Colleen R. Lindgren City Clerk Treasurer Great Gift Idea! A Subscription to the Farmers Independent! Promote Economic Prosperity We believe economic prosperity is driven by individuals, not government. We support lowering the tax burden, exercising spending restraint, and creating and maintaining a fair, honest and competitive business environment to promote economic prosperity and once again make Minnesota the economic engine of the Upper Midwest. 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