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The Murray County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, April 21, 2014, commencing at 7:30 pm, in the County Commissioner’s Meeting Room, Murray County Government Center, Slayton, MN, to take public comment and act on the following request:

A complete copy of the proposed changes is available for review in the Murray County Auditor’s Office, The Murray County Environmental Services Office or by clicking HERE.

Summary: The following sections of the Ordinance are proposed to be amended: Section 4 – Rules and Definitions; Section 5 – Classification of District; Section 7 – “A” Agricultural District; Section 8 – Closed Landfill Restricted District; Section 14 – General Regulations, Subdivision 9 – Junk Yards and Automobile Wrecking; Section 15 – Floodplain Regulations; Section 16 – “S” Shoreland Management District; and Section 21 – Planning Commission.

Purpose: The general purposes of the amendments are to define/redefine terms used within the Ordinance, comply with current regulations for a closed landfill, provide more clarity and simplification of regulations, and to establish regulations for shoreland development within the City of Hadley.

All interested parties are invited to attend. If you are unable to attend, any comments or questions may be submitted in writing by April 18, 2014, to the Murray County Environmental Services Office – PO Box 57, Slayton, MN 56172, or via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sewer System Operations
Wastewater Collection System
Shetek Area Water and Sewer Commission

RECEIPT AND OPENING OF PROPOSALS: Sealed proposals for the work described below will be received at the Office of the Water Resources Department, Murray County Government Center, 2500 28th Street, PO Box 57, Slayton, MN 56172 until 4:30 p.m. on April 18, 2014.  10 copies of each proposal shall be submitted.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:  The SAWS Sanitary District is seeking proposals to assist the District in performing operational duties for the Sanitary Sewer Collection and Treatment System for the Lake Shetek region.  These duties generally include the following:

A. Maintain and operate lift stations, including lift station pumps, controls, fans, odor scrubbers, and power generators.
B. Maintain and operate air relief valves, flushing connections, and isolation valves located throughout the system.
C. Maintain flow meter recording equipment.
D. Provide field inspections and report to the SAWSC Board on a regular basis.
E. Provide emergency call out services.
F. Maintain wastewater treatment ponds.
G. Maintain District-owned storage facility for spare parts and pumps.
H. Contractor must have at least one employee with a class D Wastewater Operator Certificate, and shall have proof of general liability insurance.

DURATION OF CONTRACT: The proposed term of the service contract is from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2016.

OWNERS RIGHTS RESERVED: The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all of the proposals and to waive any irregularities and informalities therein and to award the Contract to other than the lowest bidder if, in their discretion, the interest of the Owner would be best served thereby.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL DOCUMENTS: The full Request for Proposal may be obtained from the Murray County Water Resources Department, Murray County Government Center, 2500 28th Street, PO Box 57, Slayton, MN 56172.


Notice is hereby given that sealed Bids for Salt Storage Shelter and Fueling System at the Murray County Highway Department.    Bidding information and complete information is found by clicking HERE.      For information from SEH, Inc. on the Fueling System click HERE.

Seasonal Campsites Available

The Murray County Parks and Recreational Commission and the Murray County Board of Commissioners have approved the use of FOUR seasonal campsites at Swenson Park at Current Lake for the 2014 camping season.      These campsites will be given out on first come first serve basis and must be rented for the full season.   If you have any questions about 2014 seasonal camping at Swenson Park at Current Lake call Justin Hoffmann at 507-836-1195 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Click HERE for a seasonal contract application.  Click HERE for Murray County Parks Rules. Don't delay, get your application in so you don't lose out on the opportunity to camp ALL SEASON LONG at one of the prettiest lakes in the area.