Legal Notices: May 28, 2014


The City of Maple Lake is issuing the results of monitoring done on its drinking water for the period from January 1 to December 31, 2013. The purpose of this report is to advance consumers’ understanding of drinking water and heighten awareness of the need to protect precious water resources.
Source of Water
The City of Maple Lake provides drinking water to its residents from a groundwater source: two wells ranging from 167 to 172 feet deep, that draw water from the Quaternary Buried Artesian aquifer.
The water provided to customers may meet drinking water standards, but the Minnesota Department of Health has also made a determination as to how vulnerable the source of water may be to future contamination incidents. If you wish to obtain the entire source water assessment regarding your drinking water, please call 651-201-4700 or 1-800-818-9318 (and press 5) during normal business hours. Also you can view it online at
Call 320-963-3738 if you have questions about the City of Maple Lake drinking water or would like information about opportunities for public participation in decisions that may affect the quality of the water.
Results of Monitoring
No contaminants were detected at levels that violated federal drinking water standards. However, some contaminants were detected in trace amounts that were below legal limits. The table that follows shows the contaminants that were detected in trace amounts last year. (Some contaminants are sampled less frequently than once a year; as a result, not all contaminants were sampled for in 2013. If any of these contaminants were detected the last time they were sampled for, they are included in the table along with the date that the detection occurred.)
Key to abbreviations:
MCLG – Maximum Contaminant Level Goal: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
MCL – Maximum Contaminant Level: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
MRDL – Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level.
MRDLG – Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal.
AL – Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirement which a water system must follow.
90th Percentile Level – This is the value obtained after disregarding 10 percent of the samples taken that had the highest levels. (For example, in a situation in which 10 samples were taken, the 90th percentile level is determined by disregarding the highest result, which represents 10 percent of the samples.) Note: In situations in which only 5 samples are taken, the average of the two with the highest levels is taken to determine the 90th percentile level.
ppb – Parts per billion, which can also be expressed as micrograms per liter (ug/l).
ppm – Parts per million, which can also be expressed as milligrams per liter (mg/l).
N/A – Not Applicable (does not apply).
If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. The City of Maple Lake is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at
Monitoring may have been done for additional contaminants that do not have MCLs established for them and are not required to be monitored under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Results may be available by calling 651-201-4700 or 1-800-818-9318 during normal business hours.
Compliance with National 
Primary Drinking Water 
   The sources of drinking water (both 
tap water and bottled water) include 
rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the 3, it dissolves naturally-occurring 
 minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations and wildlife.
Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining or farming.
Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff and residential uses.
Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff and septic systems.
Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
    Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/ AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Maple Lake, Minnesota will meet on June 17, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. at the Maple Lake City Hall, 10 Maple Avenue South, Maple Lake, Minnesota, to consider a proposed property tax abatement for the following real property: Maple Lake Vet Clinic located at 500 State Highway 55, Maple Lake, Minnesota.
The estimated amount of the proposed abatement is the city portion of the property taxes for 5 years for a total estimated abatement of $37,070.
Lee Ann Yager
City Clerk/Treasurer
Any weeds, whether noxious or not, growing on any parcel of land to a height greater than 6 inches or which have gone or are about to go to seed are in violation of the Maple Lake City Code #47.03. If after 10 days the weeds/grass have not been cut properly according to the city code, the city will have the work done at the expense of the property owner. If not paid, these charges will be assessed against the property, payable with the 2015 taxes.
Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Maple Lake, at City Hall, on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at 7:00 pm to consider the application of Scott Christian, for a Conditional Use Permit to have one apartment on the main floor in connection with a retail business in a B-1, Central Business District on the property located at 66 Birch Avenue South, described as Lots 9, 10 and 11, Block 4, Original Plat, PID # 110-010-004090. Anyone wishing to be heard with reference to this Conditional Use Permit will be heard at this meeting.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that the Corinna Township Planning Commission will convene on June 10, 2014, at 7:00 PM at Corinna Town Hall (9801 Ireland Avenue NW, Annandale, MN) to conduct a public hearing to consider the enactment of amendments to the Corinna Township Land Use Ordinance. The proposed amendments are summarized as follows: a revised section 503.1 (Planning Commission: Creation and Membership) to increase the allowable number of alternate members on the Planning Commission from one to two.
All interested persons are invited to attend the hearings and be heard or send written comments to Corinna Township at 9801 Ireland Ave NW, Annandale, MN 55302. The full text of the proposed amendment is available on-line at or by visiting the Township office during regular business hours (closed Wednesdays).
Ben Oleson, Zoning Administrator, Corinna Township
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:  Notice is hereby given that Corinna Township Planning Commission/ Board of Adjustment will convene Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at 7:00 PM at Corinna Town Hall to conduct the following public hearing(s):
Interim use permit for a home occupation (hair salon). Applicant: Teresa Zuehl. Property address: 9167 Kilbury Ave NW. Sec/Twp/ Range: 17-121-027. Parcel number(s): 206030001230.
Rezoning of entire 6+ acre property from General Agricultural (AG) to Suburban Residential (R2). Applicant: David Snyder/Thomas Tart. Property address: None (property bounded by 110th and 111th Street NW and Hollister Ave NW and Hart Ave NW). Sec/Twp/Range: 2-121-027. Parcel number(s): 206000024400.
Conditional Use Permit for a 36’ x 82’ expansion of an existing bus garage on property zoned Highway Business (B1). Applicant: Rk Holdings LLC/M&M Bus Service. Property address: 10606 Hemlock Street NW. Sec/Twp/Range: 20-121-027. Parcel number(s): 206000203403
Variance to construct an approximate 4’ x 8’, 11’ x 4’ and 10’ x 6’ expansion to the existing open deck ranging from approximately 45-50 ft from Cedar Lake (min. 75 ft required) and on a lot with existing impervious coverage of approximately 30-35% (max. 25% allowed). Applicant: John & Kimberly Wernz. Property address: 8841 Ingram Ave NW. Sec/Twp/Range: 22-121-027. Parcel number(s): 206021000140.
Preliminary plat of a Rural Planned Unit Development (PUD) involving the creation of five buildable lots ranging from 3.7 acres to 10 acres and one 9.6 acre outlot to be commonly owned open space. Applicant: Frederick Jude. Property address: 8120 113th Street NW. Sec/Twp/Range: 3-121-027. Parcel number(s): 206000034100.
Ordinance Amendment to Section 503.1 (Planning Commission: Creation and Membership) of the Corinna Land Use Ordinance to increase the allowable number of alternate members from one to two. Applicant: Corinna Township.
All interested persons are invited to attend these hearings and be heard or send written comments to the Township. Application information and a staff report are available for viewing at www.hometownplanning. com (staff report typically 5-7 days prior to the hearing date).  A quorum of the Town Board may be present at the meeting, but will not hold deliberations or make any decisions.
Ben Oleson, Zoning Administrator, Corinna Township
April 15, 2014 Minutes
A motion was m/s/p, Lauer/North-enscold, to approve the Consent Agenda, all present voted in favor.
A motion was m/s/p, Lauer/ Dircks, to adopt Resolution R2014-10 awarding the contract to LaTour Construction for the 2014 Street Improvement Project. Northenscold voted no.
A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Dircks to adopt Resolution R-2014-11 amending Resolution R-2014-07 revising interest rate and certification date for the 2014 Street Improvement Project. All members voted in favor.
A motion was m/s/p,  Kissock/ Geyen, entering into the Financial Plan with Northland Securities relating to the issuance of the G.O. Bonds Series 2014A. Northenscold voted no.
A motion was m/s/p, Geyen/ Lauer to adopt Resolution R2014-12 approving the official terms of offering for the issuance of $1,470,000 General Obligation Improvement Bonds, Series 2014A.Northenscold voted no.
A motion was m/s/p, Dircks/ Lauer, approving the Financial Advisor Agreement between the City of Maple Lake and Northland Securities. All present voted in favor.
A motion was m/s/p, Northenscold/Dircks, to approve the site plan of Dollar General per report and recommendations of the consultants.
A motion was m/s/p,  Kissock/ Dircks, to adopt Resolution R2014-13 approving a Consumption and Display Permit for Irish Blessings contingent upon meeting all State requirements. All members voted in favor.
A motion was m/s/p,  Dircks/ Northenscold, to adopt Resolution R2014-14 adopting on-sale malt liquor license for the Maple Lake Amateur Baseball/Softball Association contingent upon meeting all State requirements, all present voted in favor.
A motion was m/s/p, Dircks/ Lauer, to purchase a GPS system from Frontier at a cost of $11,066. All presented voted in favor. 
A motion was m/s/p, Northenscold/Geyen, to go on record to move forward in pursuing placement of a fishing pier on Maple Lake. All present voted in favor.
A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Geyen, to adopt Resolution R-2014-15 to call for a public hearing on April 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm to consider vacating a utility easement between Outlot B and Lot 1, Block 10, Paumen 3rd Addition. All present voted in favor.
A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Geyen, to schedule a Public Hearing for Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm to consider a Tax Abatement for the Maple Lake Vet Clinic.
A motion was m/s/p,  Kissock/ Dircks, to remove the grading and landscape escrow from the building permit. All present voted in favor.
A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Lauer, and allow an option to enter into a Special Assessment Agreement to have $2,000 of the city’s portion of the SAC fee to be assessed to the property owner for a term of 1 year at 3% interest. All present voted in favor.    
A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Geyen, to direct Paul Bilotta to prepare a promotional brochure for Maple Lake. All present voted in favor.    
A motion was m/s/p, Dircks/ Northenscold, to authorize Council/ Staff to attend the League of MN Cities Annual Conference June 18-20, 2014,        
A motion was m/s/p,  Kissock/ Lauer, to accept the resignation of Elisabeth Schmieg as Cable Technician and hiring a replacement.
A motion was m/s/p, Dircks/ Lauer, to adjourn the meeting at 8:54 p.m. All present voted in favor.  
City Clerk/Treasurer
A copy of the entire minutes is available for inspection by any person during regular office hours at the office of the City Clerk or a copy is available on the City’s website at
Office of the Minnesota 
Secretary of State
Certificate of Existence
and Registration
I, Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State of Minnesota, do certify that: The entity listed below was filed under the chapter of Minnesota Statutes listed below with the Office of the Secretary of State on the date listed below and that this entity or filing is registered at the time this certificate has been issued.
Name: Little Fisch Design
Date Filed: 04/12/2014
File Number: 752031200028
Minnesota Statutes, Chapter: 333
Home Jurisdiction: Minnesota
This certificate has been issued 
on: 04/12/2014
/s/ Mark Ritchie
Secretary of State
State of Minnesota