PROCEEDINGS OF THE MURRAY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
SHETEK AREA SEWER IMPROVEMENT PUBLIC HEARING
MUNICIPAL BUILDING â CURRIE, MINNESOTA
OCTOBER 28, 2006 â 10:00 A.M.
Pursuant to notice, the Murray County Board of Commissioners convened in special session with the following members present: Commissioners Alfred Gertsema, Robert Moline, William J. Sauer and Kevin Vickerman. Commissioner Lyle Onken was absent. Also present Gary D. Spaeth, Auditor/Treasurer, Chuck Pettipiece, Pettipiece and Associates, Jon Peterson P.E., Bolton and Menk, Chris Hansen, Water Resources, five Shetek Area Water and Sewer Commission (SAWSC) members, and 51 interested individuals that signed the attendance sheet.
Chairman Sauer convened the hearing and indicated that proper notice had been given and introduced the members of the Board and the SAWSC members.
The Chairman then turned the meeting over to Jon Peterson who gave a power point presentation and displayed a map of the Phase II Wastewater Collection System. Handouts of the entire power point presentation were distributed prior to the meeting. Jon commented that all areas that are circled on the map have been included from which areas can be excluded before the Board orders in the Improvement. The total estimated cost is $4,893,980 for 333 potential connections.
Jon turned the presentation over to Chuck Pettipiece and he discussed financing and assessments and stated average assessments would be about $16,000 with monthly user rates of $45, including base fee.
Jon Peterson finished the presentation with an explanation of the implementation schedule and timeline and turned the meeting over to the Chairman for questions.
The Chairman opened up the hearing for questions and comments.
Chuck explained that the County can consider getting Phase II onto the 2008 Intended Use Plan for financing the project.
The Board will consider ordering a detailed survey of Phase II in the near future. If Phase II does not proceed landowners within 500â of a main pipe on Phase I would have to hook up unless they can prove that they have a compliant system, otherwise they would be assessed a ring route charge on Phase II and pay for the lateral charges at the time of hook up.
The issue of cluster systems being allowed was brought up rather than being part of Phase II. The cost effectiveness of including Fremont Lake in Phase II would be included as part of the detailed survey.
Jon apologized to Scott Schwarz for a misinterpretation that was made on his present feedlot being considered for development, which it is not.
There being no further questions or comments the Chairman adjourned the public hearing at 11:58 a.m.
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