March 2018

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ASSESSMENT NOTICE

ASSESSMENT NOTICE

  Notice is hereby given, that the board of review of the town of Tara in Swift County, Minnesota, will meet at the office of the clerk in said Clontarf Fire Hall at 11:00 o’clock a.m. on Tuesday the 10th of April, 2018 for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said town for the year 2018. All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment, or who wish to complain that the property of another is assessed too low, are hereby notified to appear at said meeting, and show cause of having such assessment corrected. No complaint that another person is assessed too low will be acted upon until the person so assessed, or his agent, shall have been notified of such complaint.

Given under my hand this 28th day March 2018. 

Patti Buyck 
Clerk of Town of Tara   
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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 – 5:30 p.m.
Benson High School Media Center

The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by Chair Chad Payne.  Members present:  Paul Carruth, Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Tammy Gunlogson, Mary Langan, Bill McGeary, Chad Payne, Gary Williams.
Also present:  Dennis Laumeyer, Brad Johnson, Dave Benson, Mike Knutson, Pam Anderson, Shannon Schmidt, Kendra Razink, Heidi Davis, Shelly Vergin, Pat Wagenman, Duane Miller, Lori Klose, Mike Thompson, Roger Mitteness, Jeff Guest, Jeanine Bowman and Terri Collins.

Agenda was approved.

Consent Agenda was approved.

Progress Reports were presented by the administration.

Discussion was held regarding district security.

Discussion was held on steps 1-3 of the book Passion:  8 Steps to Reignite Yours. The board will read steps 4-6 to discuss next month.

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SWIFT COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

SWIFT COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
Request for Quotes & Bids
Submittal Deadline:  
1:00 pm Friday, April 20th 2018
Benson, Minnesota

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS –
   The Swift County Highway Department is requesting QUOTES/BIDS for the following items until:
1:00 PM on Friday April 20th 2018.

ANNUAL MATERIALS QUOTES
    Equipment Rental Rates – Roadway Tiling – Gravel per/ton Supplied

GRAVEL PROCESSING BIDS
   Production and stockpiling of approximately 20,000 cubic yards of Class 5 aggregate in the EASTERN portion of Swift County for use on the County Highway System.

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ASSESSMENT NOTICE

ASSESSMENT NOTICE

   Notice is hereby given, that the board of review of Torning Township of Swift County, Minnesota, will meet at the office of the clerk in said Benson Fire Hall, at 1410 Kansas Ave in Benson on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 8:30 am for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said Town for the year 2018. All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment, or who wish to complain that the property of another is assessed too low, are hereby notified to appear at said meeting, and show cause of having such assessment corrected. No complaint that another person is assessed too low will be acted upon until the person so assessed, or his agent, shall have been notified of such complaint.  

Roman Kalthoff, Clerk   
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WEST BANK CHLORIDE APPLICATION

WEST BANK CHLORIDE APPLICATION  

Residents of West Bank Township requiring chloride application will need to notify Gerald Aarhus by Monday, April 9, 2018.

Linda Styrbicky, Clerk   
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BOARD OF REVIEW

BOARD OF REVIEW  

The Board of Review for West Bank Township will convene at the Town Hall from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018, for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said Township for the year 2018.
 
Linda Styrbicky, Clerk     
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Vicki Hindman

Vicki Hindman

VICKI HINDMAN
November 18, 1949 - March 23, 2018

Vicki Hindman, of Swift Falls, Minn., died Friday, March 23, 2018, at Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood. A Graveside Service will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 30, 2018, at St. Malachy Catholic Cemetery in Clontarf.  

Vicki Lynn Hindman was born on November 18, 1949, in Cherokee, Iowa, the daughter of Charles and Myrna DuVall. She grew up in Hancock Minnesota. Vicki was united in marriage to Raymond James Klucas. She lived in Swift Falls, Minnesota. She worked at the Country Inn in Benson and for the last several years as a caretaker in the area. 

Vicki loved to spend time with her family especially with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was always quick to lend a helping hand to others in need. She was called from this life on Friday morning, March 23, at the Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood, Minnesota. She attained the age of 68 years, four months, and five days. 

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County approves permit for 9,500-head dairy facility

Swift County has approved a conditional use permit for the construction of a 9,500 head dairy in Section 36 of Swenoda Township six miles south of Benson just to the west of Minnesota Highway 29 south.

There was no opposition to the permit approval at the county board’s March 6 meeting.

A few facts about the dairy:

Fri
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Possible option for Benson Power repurposing being explored by city

While it has been assumed that once Benson Power, LLC, shuts down in the coming months that it would then be prepared for demolition. Now there an alternate possibility for the site in the preliminary discussion stages.

The plan does not involve continuing to generate electricity. It also does not end the plans to deconstruct the generating capacity facilities and equipment at Benson Power.

What Brightmark Energy (BME) is considering is repurposing part of the facility for an anaerobic biomass gas producing operation, the Benson Economic Development Authority (EDA) was told at its meeting Monday morning.

BME is a San Francisco-based energy company that “develops, owns and operates energy projects.” Its president and CEO, Bob Powell, is a former chief financial officer of Pacific Gas & Electric, the nation’s largest electric utility business. He has over 25 years of experience in the energy field.

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County submits ‘Opportunity Zone’ proposals for Appleton, Benson areas

Swift County’s Rural Development Authority (RDA) submitted two tracts identified by the federal government as potential economic “Opportunity Zones” to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton for consideration earlier this month.

“Opportunity Zones are a new community development program established by Congress in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 to encourage long-term investments in low-income and urban communities nationwide,” RDA Executive Director Jennifer Frost told county commissioners.

The zones encourage private sector investment in economic development projects by offering investors the possibility of greatly reduced capital gains taxes if they put their money to work in the Opportunity Zones.

In all, there were 509 tracts identified in Minnesota that were potential opportunity zones. However, they were split into two categories. There were 250 primary zones identified that were recognized having higher poverty and low income issues then the other 264.

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