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May 3rd, 2017

Planning committee considers solar garden in Winsted Township

A 1-megawatt community solar garden is being planned in Section 15 of Winsted Township.
The McLeod County Planning Advisory Committee will recommend approval of a conditional use permit for Innovative Power Systems to the county board. The planning committee held a public hearing on the permit application Wednesday, April 26.
McLeod County Zoning Administrator Larry Gasow said a number of concerns had been raised by the Winsted Township Board of Supervisors, mostly regarding drainage tile in the proposed project area.

3 arrested in narcotics search in New Auburn

Three people were arrested after the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office conducted a narcotics search warrant Tuesday, April 25, in the 9100 block of Ninth Avenue in the city of New Auburn.
Those arrested were Alexander James Emmings, 26, of New Auburn, Carrie Lee Dimaggio, 24, of New Auburn, and Xavier Richard Jamieson, 23, of High Bridge, Wisconsin.

County Board votes 4-1 to turn down WCAT proposal

On a 4-1 vote Tuesday, the McLeod County Board of Commissioners turned down a six-point request from the Wright County Area Transportation (WCAT) coalition to modify the joint powers agreement for Trailblazer Transit.
The major sticking point for the majority of the board members was a request from WCAT to have special voting requirements on four items:
• Changes to the bylaws,
• Changes to policies and procedures,
• The removal or selection of an executive director, and
• Changes to the local share calculations.

School Board looks at budget cut options at workshop session

Glencoe-Silver Lake Superintendent Chris Sonju presented a proposal of $76,000 to $126,000 in reductions to the school board at a work session Tuesday, April 25.
Sonju stressed that the district is in a very healthy financial position, but it is looking ahead to maintain the 20 percent general fund balance set by the board.
 Many of the proposed reductions could be implemented as the result of planned retirements or resignations.

City council approves bond sale for Baxter Avenue project

The Glencoe City Council passed a resolution to move forward with the sale of approximately $5.035 million general obligation bonds for the Baxter Avenue project.
Paul Donna, from Robert W. Baird, the city’s bond underwriter, presented the finance plan to the council Monday night.
The 15-year debt will be paid from five sources: the city’s tax levy ($2.01 million), sanitary sewer funds ($495,000), water main improvement funds ($820,000), storm sewer improvements ($650,000) and special assessments ($1.06 million).

May 1st

3 arrested in narcotics search in New Auburn

Three people were arrested after the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office conducted a narcotics search warrant Tuesday, April 25, in the 9100 block of Ninth Avenue in the city of New Auburn.
Those arrested were Alexander James Emmings, 26, of New Auburn, Carrie Lee Dimaggio, 24, of New Auburn, and Xavier Richard Jamieson, 23, of High Bridge, Wisconsin.

More details will be published in the May 3 print edition of The Chronicle.

April 30th

Stewart pedestrian hit by vehicle

Jacob August Lentz, 26, of Stewart, suffered a broken leg after he was hit by a pickup while walking across Highway 212 in Stewart Saturday at about 10:15 p.m.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Lentz was walking southbound across Highway 212 when he was struck by a westbound 1995 Chevrolet Sierra pickup driven by Kenneth Roman Krzmarzick, 68, of Stewart. Krzmarzick was not injured.

According to the state patrol, alcohol was not a factor with the driver; however, there was alcohol involved with the pedestrian.

April 27th

Probate

Probate

STATE OF MINNESOTA        DISTRICT COURT

COUNTY OF MCLEOD
FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT
                PROBATE DIVISION                    Court File No: 43-PR-17-354
IN Re: Estate of
Alexander K. Doering,
also known as
Alexander Keith Doering, Alex K. Doering and
Alex Doering
Decedent

Notice to Public- Hearing

Notice to Public
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
CITY OF STEWART
MCLEOD COUNTY, MN
CITY COUNCIL OF STEWART
MAY 8, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Notice to Public- Hearing

Notice to Public
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
CITY OF STEWART
MCLEOD COUNTY, MN
STEWART PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION
MAY 8, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Notice is hereby given that the City of Stewart Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. to consider a Conditional Use Permit for Chapter 151: Zoning, 151.025 RV Motor Home/Tiny House Campground District. The address of the possible RV Motor Home/Tiny House Campground is 670 North Street.