Legals - Week of 12.14.16

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

IN THE IOWA JUVENILE COURT FOR DICKINSON COUNTY

IN THE INTEREST OFJUVENILE NO. JVJV00003261
J.W.ORIGINAL NOTICE
D.O.B. 05/18/2010,
A Child.TO: Dean DeBoer, Joshua Robbins., or any Punitive Fathers of a Child Born on the 18th day of May, 2010.

You are hereby notified that there is now on file in the office of the clerk of the above Court a Termination of Parental Rights Petition concerning the above-named child pursuant Iowa Code Chapter 232. The Petitioner is the State of Iowa whose attorney is Travis Johnson, Assistant Dickinson County Attorney, and whose address is 1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 2509, Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360, phone number 712-336-4003.

You are further notified that an adjudicatory hearing has been set for the child in interest and shall be held before the Juvenile Court on January 25, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. in the juvenile courtroom of the Dickinson County Courthouse in Spirit Lake, Iowa. If you fail to appear and defend at said time and place, judgment by default may be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. You have the right to court appointed counsel if you are indigent.

IMPORTANT

YOU ARE ADVISED TO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE AT ONCE TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS.

If you need assistance to participate in court due to a disability, call the disability coordinator at 712-279-6035. Persons who are hearing or speech impaired may call Relay Iowa TTY (1-800-735-2942). Disability coordinators cannot provide legal advice.

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IN THE IOWA JUVENILE COURT FOR DICKINSON COUNTY

IN THE INTEREST OFJUVENILE NO. JVJV003262
A.W.ORIGINAL NOTICE
D.O.B. 01/07/2008,A Child.

TO: Joshua Robbins Father of a Child Born on the 7th day of January, 2008.

You are hereby notified that there is now on file in the office of the clerk of the above Court a Termination of Parental Rights Petition concerning the above-named child pursuant Iowa Code Chapter 232. The Petitioner is the State of Iowa whose attorney is Travis Johnson, Assistant Dickinson County Attorney, and whose address is 1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 2509, Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360, phone number 712-336-4003.

You are further notified that an adjudicatory hearing has been set for the child in interest and shall be held before the Juvenile Court on January 25, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. in the juvenile courtroom of the Dickinson County Courthouse in Spirit Lake, Iowa. If you fail to appear and defend at said time and place, judgment by default may be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. You have the right to court appointed counsel if you are indigent.

IMPORTANT

YOU ARE ADVISED TO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE AT ONCE TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS.

If you need assistance to participate in court due to a disability, call the disability coordinator at 712-279-6035. Persons who are hearing or speech impaired may call Relay Iowa TTY (1-800-735-2942). Disability coordinators cannot provide legal advice.

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_ December 4, 2016

OKOBOJI COMMUNITY SCHOOL

The Okoboji Community School Board of Education met for a Special Meeting for District-wide Needs Analysis Presentations on December 4, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church basement at 3:00 p.m. Members present: Titterington, Nielsen, Hansen, Dodge, Weaver. Secretary: Sporrer. Administrators: Abrahamson, Cunningham. Visitors: presenters from StruXture Architects, Design Alliance, FEH Design and several community members.

President Titterington called the meeting to order at 3:04 p.m. Weaver/Dodge moved to approve the agenda as printed. All aye/carried.

Abrahamson explained that each company will present, the board will ask questions, and then everyone in attendance will have the opportunity to complete a Selection Rating Survey for each company. Nick Hildebrandt and Jane Miller from StuXture Architects presented from 3:05 p.m.to 4:00 p.m. Jerry Purdy from Design Alliance presented from 4:05 p.m. to 5:02 p.m. Denny Sharp, Toi Sullivan, Tyler Riley, and Ron Speckmann fron FEH Design presented from 5:12 p.m. to 5:55 p.m. Abrahamson will compile the results of the Selection Rating Surveys.

Nielsen/Hansen moved

adjourn at 6:04 p.m.

The next regular meeting will be December 12, 2016 in the Conference Room of the District Administrative Office at 5:30 p.m.

Katy Sporrer           Stacy Titterington

Board Secretary    President

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UTILITIES ANNUAL

FINANCIAL REPORT

CITY OF MILFORD, IOWA

FISCAL YEAR ENDED

JUNE 30, 2016

(Additional details are available at the Utilities’ Office showing revenues and

expenditures by fund and activity)

MILFORD MUNICIPAL

WATER PLANT

Balance Sheet*

Current Assets-1,553,372

Noncurrent Assets-170,908

Capital Assets-5,353,241

TOTAL ASSETS-7,077,521

Current Liabilities-380,402

Long Term Debt- 1,858,206

Net Position-4,838,913

TOTAL LIABILITIES

& FUND NET ASSETS -7,077,521

Income Statement *

Operating Revenue-1,520,622

Non-Operating Income (Expense)(41,477)

TOTAL REVENUE-1,479,145

Direct Cost-174,489

Operating Expenses-201,144

Administrative Expenses-370,037

TOTAL EXPENSES-745,670

PROFIT (LOSS)

FOR FISCAL YEAR-733,475

*Accrual

THE FOLLOWING REPORT IS CORRECT TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF

SIGNED Paula Nordblad DATE PUBLISHED December 14, 2016

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UTILITIES ANNUAL

FINANCIAL REPORT

CITY OF MILFORD, IOWA

FISCAL YEAR ENDED

JUNE 30, 2016

(Additional details are available at the Utilities’ Office showing revenues and

expenditures by fund and activity)

MILFORD MUNICIPAL

ELECTRIC PLANT

Balance Sheet*

Current Assets--2,297,331

Noncurrent Assets- 723,671

Capital Assets- 7,880,905

TOTAL ASSETS-10,901,907

Current Liabilities-776,278

Long Term Debt-1,556,900

Fund Net Assets- 8,568,729

TOTAL LIABILITIES &

FUND NET ASSETS-10,901,907

Income Statement *

Operating Revenue-4,010,722

Non-Operating

Income (Expense) -(33,844)

TOTAL REVENUE-3,976,878

Direct Cost-2,046,872

Operating Expenses -383,837

Administrative Expenses-805,371

TOTAL EXPENSES-3,236,080

PROFIT (LOSS) FOR

FISCAL YEAR- 740,798

*Accrual

THE FOLLOWING REPORT IS CORRECT TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF

SIGNED Paula Nordblad DATE PUBLISHED December 14, 2016

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NEWS RELEASE

Winther, Stave, & Co., LLP has released an audit report on the Milford Municipal Utilities. The Utilities’ revenue totaled $5,546,730 for the year ended June 30, 2016, a 19.0% increase from the prior year. The receipts included $4,010,722 in electric operating revenue, $1,520,622 in water operating revenue, and $15,386 in interest and other income.

Expenses for the year ended June 30, 2016 totaled $4,072,457, a 9.0% increase from the prior year, and included $3,281,386 for the electric fund and $791,071 for the water fund.

A copy of the audit report is available for review in the Milford Municipal Utilities office, in the Office of the Auditor of State and on the Auditor of State’s web site at http://auditor.iowa.gov/audit-reports.

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Board Meeting December 5, 2016

The Milford Municipal Utilities Board of Trustees met in regular session on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 6:15 P.M. in the Board Room. In attendance were Board Members Keith Wurtz, Mike Anderson, Wanda Nelson, Sue Prunty and Kevin Wharton; Manager Eric Stoll; Secretary Paula Nordblad; Utility Attorney Abby Walleck; and visitors Arvin Druvenga, Carol Sporrer, David Coleman, Logan Davids, Wade Newcomer, Linda Ruble, and Mark Hale.

Chairman Wurtz called the meeting to order.

The agenda, minutes, financials, and bills were approved as presented. The following bills were presented for payment:

Aflac

Employee Funded Benefit-524.36

Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.

Seminar-50.00

Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.

Legal-2,032.00

Arnold Motor Supply

Ranger shed, warehouse, truck-

1,175.61

Black Hills Energy-Power-33.10

Bomgaars-Tools-114.94

Campus Cleaners-Rugs-152.27

Card Service Center

Travel-218.06

Central Pump & Motor, LLC

Pump replacement- 18,296.75

Centurylink Communications, LLC

Phone-359.71

Chapman Metering

Meter testing- 2,626.25

City of Milford

Bldg, gravel, utilities- 51,879.04

Claritus-Supplies-39.63

Collection Services Center

Employee Withholding-184.61

Collection Services Center

Employee Withholding-184.61

Collection Services Center

Employee Withholding-184.61

Crescent Electric Supply Company

Commercial Club to Reimburse-378.36

Crescent Electric Supply Company

Reimburse by Commercial Club-(18.34)

Department of Energy

Wapa Power- 35,887.91

Dickinson County News

Publishing-92.01

Dickinson County News

Publishing-100.80

DONNA HEISLER

CREDIT REFUNDS-51.64

Fastenal Company

Meter Maint, pump house-54.11

Fastenal Company

Plant Equip Maint-15.56

G & L Clothing Commercial

PPE-90.00

Hach Company

Plant Equip Maint- 1,163.38

Hawkins, Inc.-Chemicals- 1,588.85

HD Supply Waterworks, LTD.

Inventory, pumphouse- 343.65

Ia Assoc of Muni Utilities

Lineman Handbook- 226.18

Internal Revenue Service

Fica 112516- 4,962.60

Internal Revenue Service

FICA 111516- 4,909.54

Internal Revenue Service

FICA 102816- 4,911.53

Iowa Department of Revenue

Sales Tax- 11,468.00

Iowa Department of Revenue

Use Tax-404.00

Iowa Department of Revenue

Sales Tax- 10,758.00

Iowa Department of Revenue

State Withholding- 1,793.00

Iowa Department of Revenue

Withholding- 1,818.00

Iowa One Call-Locates-84.60

IPERS-IPERS- 5,819.35

IPERS-Employee Benefits- 5,860.80

Kriz - Davis Company

Inventory, Safety- 1,957.25

Lakes Lawn LLC-Lawncare-800.51

Maahs & Walleck-Legal- 1,520.00

Marco, Inc.-Qtrly Contract-127.36

MidAmerican Energy-

Wheeling- 11,435.32

MidAmerican Energy-

Neal #4- 27,000.00

Milford Electric, Inc.

Pump House-71.88

MMU-Utilities- 3,114.89

MMU - Investment Fund

Transfer- 28,875.00

MMU - Investment Fund

Transfer- 29,596.71

MMU-Medical Insurance Account

Transfer-532.04

NIMECA-MCR-236.25

NIMECA-Power Bill- 53,535.60

NIMECA-Employee Benefits-176.48

Paula Nordblad-Uniform-60.75

Power Line Supply-Safety-505.32

Principal Life

Employee Benefits-345.46

Professional Computer Systems

Hosting-751.00

PSI Power Washers, Inc.

Distribution-385.00

Reserve Account-Postage-619.29

Richard Brosseau

Credit Balance Refund-6.49

Storey Kenworthy-Supplies-187.60

Stuart C. Irby Co.

Inventory, Safety- 4,769.58

Sunshine Foods-Supplies-9.85

True Value - Milford-Supplies-629.64

United Community Bank

Loan Payment- 70,902.22

Verizon Wireless-Phone-141.49

Wellmark-Employee Benefits- 12,802.56

Arvin Druvenga from Winther, Stave & Co. presented the audit for the year ending June 30, 2016. He highlighted major totals on the statements, note balances and payoff schedules, IPERS pension underfunding, commitments and contingencies and expense details. Anderson/Wharton made a motion to accept the audit. Motion passed unanimously.

The employees present did not request to go into closed session for employee evaluations and wage reviews. Manager Stoll noted that all evaluations were good, we had a good year and a great team. He presented a survey of wages and benefits of other municipal towns in Iowa, an APPA article regarding wages in the utility industry, and total cost per person including benefits. Wharton made a motion for the same 3.5% wage increase as in 2016 and to leave the insurance contribution at 15%. After further discussion, Anderson/Prunty made a motion for a 3% wage increase and to leave the insurance contribution at 15%. Ayes-Prunty, Nelson, Anderson, Wurtz. Nay-Wharton. Motion carried. Wages for 2017 will be as follows: Eric Stoll $94,181.48, Paula Nordblad $59,988.21, David Coleman $33.12, Mark Hale $27.79, Linda Ruble $19.77, Logan Davids $31.00, Wade Newcomer $26.66, and Ethan Rader $20.60. The staff thanked the Board.

Nelson/Prunty made a motion to approve the agreement with HRG for Expert Witness Services regarding the litigation with Iowa Lakes Rural Water and the City of Wahpeton. Motion passed unanimously.

Prunty/Wharton made a motion to approve the quote from R & D Industries to replace the network switches for $6,833.98. Motion passed unanimously.

Prunty/Wharton made a motion to pay a year end stipend to the employees at the same rate as 2015 of $425. Motion passed unanimously.

Items discussed in the Manager’s Report:

• Manager Stoll gave an update on the potential solar project. He noted that he hopes an issue will be resolved shortly after the first of the year and we can proceed with our engineering study.

• We should be prepared for higher power bills this month because the Neal #4 coal plant has been shut down for economic reasons. MidAmerican, who is in MISO, manages the plant and they are making these decisions based on their costs. The plant was not intended to be a peaking unit and running it as if it were is not necessarily the best for other owners. Discussions are on-going and we are hopeful that some adjustments will be made.

The Board of Trustees adjourned the meeting. The next regular meeting of the Milford Municipal Utilities Board of Trustees will be January 9, 2017.

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Keith Wurtz, Chairman

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Paula Nordblad, Secretary

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ORDINANCE NO. 16-06

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF ARNOLDS PARK, IOWA, 2004, BY AMENDING CHAPTER 105.10 WASTE STORAGE CONTAINERS.

BE IT ENACTED by the City Council of the City of Arnolds Park, Iowa:

SECTION 1. SECTION MODIFIED. Chapter 105.10 Waste Storage Containers, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Arnolds Park, Iowa, 2004, is repealed and the following adopted in lieu thereof:

105.10 Waste Storage Containers. Every person owning, managing, operating, leasing or renting any premises, dwelling unit or any place where refuse accumulates shall provide and at all times maintain in good order and repair portable containers for refuse in accordance with the following:

1. Container Specifications. Waste storage containers shall comply with the following specifications:

A. Residential. Residential waste containers shall be the 65 gallon garbage carts owned by Town & Country Disposal and leased to every resident by the City of Arnolds Park, Iowa, for disposal of that residence’s trash. The cart will be assigned a serial number which corresponds with each residential address. If the property is sold or leased, the cart will remain at each residential address. The cost of the garbage carts are established by resolution of the Council.

B. Commercial. Every person owning, managing, operating, leasing or renting any commercial premises where an excessive amount of refuse accumulates and where its storage in containers as required above is impractical, shall maintain metal bulk storage containers approved by the City.

2. Storage of Containers. Residential solid waste containers shall be stored upon the residential premises. Commercial solid waste containers shall be stored upon private property, unless the owner has been granted written permission from the City to use public property for such purposes. The storage site shall be well drained; fully accessible to collection equipment, public health personnel and fire inspection personnel. All owners of residential and commercial premises shall be responsible for proper storage of all garbage and yard waste to prevent materials from being blown or scattered around neighboring yards and streets.

3. Location of Containers for Collection. Containers for the storage of solid waste awaiting collection shall be placed at the curb or alley line by the owner or occupant of the premises served. Containers or other solid waste placed at the curb line shall not be so placed more than twelve (12) hours in advance of the regularly scheduled collection day and shall be promptly removed from the curb line following collection.

SECTION 2. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE. If any section, provision, or part of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any section, provision or part thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional.

SECTION 3. WHEN EFFECTIVE. This ordinance shall be in effect from and after its final passage, approval and publication as provided by law.

Passed by the Council the 14th day of September, 2016, and approved this 14th day of September, 2016.

Mayor

ATTEST:

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City Clerk

I certify that the foregoing was published as Ordinance No. 16-06 on the 14th day of December, 2016.City Clerk

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News Release

Winther, Stave, & Co., LLP, Spencer, Iowa, has recently released an audit report on Arnolds Park- Okoboji Fire and Rescue, Arnolds Park, Iowa.

The department’s operating receipts totaled $163,300 for the year ended June 30, 2016. Operating expenses for the year totaled $208,471. Nonoperating receipts totaled $43,349.

Net assets of the department decreased $1,822, resulting in total net assets at June 30, 2016 of $118,802.

A copy of the audit report is available for review in the office of the Auditor of State and the Department’s office.

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Winther, Stave & Co., LLP today released an agreed-upon procedures report on the City of Wahpeton, Iowa for the year ended June 30, 2016. The agreed-upon procedures engagement was performed pursuant to Chapter 11.6 of the Code of Iowa.

Recommendations were made regarding segregation of duties and budget.

A copy of the agreed-upon procedures report is available for review in the City Clerk’s Office, in the Office of Auditor of State and on the Auditor of State’s web site at http://auditor.iowa.gov/reports/index.html.

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