LEGALS

4-15-2021


Advertisement for Bids
Orr Regional Airport
Orr, Minnesota
AIP NO. 3-27-0142-011-2021
Sealed bids for the construction of airport improvements for Orr Regional Airport, Orr, Minnesota will be received by the City of Orr, Minnesota until 10:00 AM CT on April 27, 2021. All bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at Orr City Hall, 4429 US-53, Orr, Minnesota 55771.
The bid documents are to be mailed or delivered to City of Orr, Attn: Cheri Carter, 4429 US-53, Orr, Minnesota 55771 and shall be sealed and endorsed, "Airport Improvements, Orr Regional Airport, AIP No 3-27-0142-011-2021.".
The proposed work includes the following: Airfield Pavement Crack Sealing and Sealcoating. Work items include but are not limited to asphalt crack sealing, large crack repair (hot pour), emulsified asphalt seal coating and airside traffic control.
Plans and specifications are on file and may be seen at the office of the City Clerk/Treasurer, 4429 US-53, Orr, Minnesota 55771 and at the office of KLJ, 300 23rd Ave E, Suite 100, West Fargo, ND 58078.
Complete digital project bidding documents are available at www.kljeng.com "Projects for Bid" or www.questcdn.com. You may download the digital plan documents for $17.00 by inputting Quest project # 7762478 on the website's Project Search page. Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in free membership registration, downloading and working with this digital project information. An option paper set of project documents is also available for a non-refundable price of $55.00 per set at KLJ, 300 23rd Ave E, Suite 100, West Fargo, ND 58078 for each set obtained. Contact KLJ at 701-355-8400 if you have any questions.
Each bid shall be sealed and accompanied by a Bid Bond, Cash Deposit, Cashier's Check, or Certified Check in a sum equal to five percent (5%) of the maximum bid price, executed by the Bidder as principal and by a surety company authorized to do business in the State of Minnesota, payable to the City of Orr, conditioned that if the principal's bid be accepted and the contract awarded to him, he, within ten (10) days after Notice of Award has been executed, will execute and effect a contract in accordance with the terms of his bid and a contractor's bond as required by law and regulations and determinations of the governing board. The bid security of the two lowest bidders will be retained until the Notice of Award has been executed, but no longer than sixty (60) days. The bid security is a guarantee that the bidder will enter into contract for work described in the Proposal.
The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Contract Performance Bond and Payment Bond in the full amount of the Contract.
The City of Orr, Orr, Minnesota, reserves the right to hold all bids for a period of sixty (60) days after the date fixed for the opening thereof to reject any and all bids and waive defects and to accept any bids should it be deemed for the public good and also reserves the right to reject the bid of any party who has been delinquent or unfaithful in the performance of any former contract to the Owner.
NOTICE OF REQUIREMENT FOR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION to ENSURE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
1. The Offeror's or Bidder's attention is called to the "Equal Opportunity Clause" and the "Standard Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications" set forth herein.
2. The goals and timetables for minority and female participation, expressed in percentage terms for the Contractor's aggregate workforce in each trade on all construction work in the covered area, are as follows:
Timetables
Goals for minority participation for each trade: 1.0%
Goals for female participation in each trade: 6.9%
These goals are applicable to all of the Contractor's construction work (whether or not it is Federal or federally assisted) performed in the covered area. If the Contractor performs construction work in a geographical area located outside of the covered area, it shall apply the goals established for such geographical area where the work is actually performed. With regard to this second area, the Contractor also is subject to the goals for both its federally involved and non-federally involved construction.
The Contractor's compliance with the Executive Order and the regulations in 41 CFR Part 60-4 shall be based on its implementation of the Equal Opportunity Clause, specific affirmative action obligations required by the specifications set forth in 41 CFR 60-4.3(a) and its efforts to meet the goals. The hours of minority and female employment and training must be substantially uniform throughout the length of the contract, and in each trade, and the Contractor shall make a good faith effort to employ minorities and women evenly on each of its projects.
The transfer of minority or female employees or trainees from Contractor to Contractor or from project to project for the sole purpose of meeting the Contractor's goals shall be a violation of the contract, the Executive Order and the regulations in 41 CFR Part 60-4. Compliance with the goals will be measured against the total work hours performed.
3. The Contractor shall provide written notification to the Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) within 10 working days of award of any construction subcontract in excess of $10,000 at any tier for construction work under the contract resulting from this solicitation. The notification shall list the name, address, and telephone number of the subcontractor; employer identification number of the subcontractor; estimated dollar amount of the subcontract; estimated starting and completion dates of the subcontract; and the geographical area in which the subcontract is to be performed.
4. As used in this notice and in the contract resulting from this solicitation, the "covered area" is State of Minnesota, St. Louis County, City of Orr.
The City of Orr, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all bidders or offerors that it will affirmatively ensure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.
The requirements of 49 CFR part 26 apply to this contract. It is the policy of the City of Orr to practice nondiscrimination based on race, color, sex, or national origin in the award or performance of this contract. The Owner encourages participation by all firms qualifying under this solicitation regardless of business size or ownership.
A full list of Federal Provisions by which the Bidder must comply, are incorporated by reference and contained within the specifications. Federal Contract Provisions are also available at
http://www.faa.gov/airports/aip/procurement/federal_contract_provisions/ and include the following:
1. Buy American Preferences ­ Title 29 USC § 50101
2. Civil Rights ­ Title VI Assurances 49 USC § 47123 and FAA Order 1400.11
3. Davis Bacon Requirements ­ 2 CFR § 200, Appendix II(D) and 29 CFR Part 5 (Applicable to contracts exceeding $2,000)
4. Debarment and Suspension ­ 2 CFR Part 180 (Subpart C), 2 CFR Part 1200, and DOT Order 4200.5 (Applicable to contracts exceeding $25,000)
5. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise ­ 49 CFR Part 26
6. Trade Restriction Certification ­ 49 USC § 50104 and 49 CFR Part 30
7. Lobbying Federal Employees ­ 31 USC § 1352 ­ Byrd Anti-Lobbying Amendment, 2 CFR Part 200, Appendix II(J), and 49 CFR Part 20, Appendix A (Applicable to contracts exceeding $100,000)
8. Recovered Materials ­ 2 CFR § 200.322, 40 CFR Part 247, and Solid Waste Disposal Act (Applicable to contracts exceeding $10,000)
No pre-bid meeting will be held for this project.
Dated this 15 of April 2021.
/s/ Cheri Carter, City Clerk/Treasurer
Cheri Carter, City Clerk/Treasurer
City of Orr
Orr, Minnesota
Publication Dates: April 15, 2021
April 22, 2021


NOTICE OF VACANCY
St. Louis County Planning Commission
The St. Louis County Board of Commissioners will be making one (1) appointment to the St. Louis County Planning Commission with a term expiring December 31, 2023. The St. Louis County Planning Commission conducts monthly public hearings for comprehensive plans, conditional use permit applications, subdivision platting proposals and other matters as prescribed by county ordinance. The Commission makes recommendations to the County Board on official controls, environmental reviews and zoning text amendments. Typically the meetings are during the daytime on the second Thursday of the month; however, depending on case loads, there may be more than one meeting per month.
Persons interested in being considered for this appointment should submit an application no later than May 7, 2021 to: Phil Chapman, Clerk of County Board, 100 North 5thAvenue West, Room 214, Courthouse, Duluth, MN, 55802, fax: 218-725-5060, or e-mail chapmanp@stlouiscountymn.gov.
For an online application, go to www.stlouiscountymn.gov/clerk and click "Application for Citizen Advisory Committee." Applications are also available in the County Auditor's Office in the Duluth Courthouse and the Government Services Center in Virginia, and in the Ely Government Services Center, or by emailing chapmanp@stlouiscountymn.gov or calling 218-726-2385.
NANCY NILSEN, COUNTY AUDITOR-TREASURER
BY: Phil Chapman, Clerk of the County Board
April 15, 2021 - 1


NOTICE OF VACANCY
ST. LOUIS COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
The St. Louis County Board of Commissioners will make one (1) appointment to the St. Louis Board of Adjustment with a term ending December 31, 2023.
The St. Louis County Board of Adjustment conducts public hearings for variances from county ordinances and hears appeals from any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the planning director. Typically the meetings are during the daytime on the second Thursday of the month; however, depending on caseloads, there may be more than one meeting per month.
Persons interested in being considered for this appointment should submit an application no later than May 7, 2021 to: Phil Chapman, Clerk of County Board, 100 North 5thAvenue West, Room 214, Courthouse, Duluth, MN, 55802, fax: 218-725-5060, or e-mail chapmanp@stlouiscountymn.gov.
For an online application, go to www.stlouiscountymn.gov/clerk and click "Application for Citizen Advisory Committee." Applications are also available in the County Auditor's Office in the Duluth Courthouse and the Government Services Center in Virginia, and in the Ely Government Services Center, orby emailing chapmanp@stlouiscountymn.govor calling 218-726-2385.
NANCY NILSEN, COUNTY AUDITOR-TREASURER
BY: Phil Chapman, Clerk of the County Board
April 15, 2021 - 1


SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS OF THE MEETING OF THE
ST. LOUIS COUNTY
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
March 23, 2021
Present: Commissioners Frank Jewell, Patrick Boyle, Ashley Grimm, Paul McDonald, Keith Musolf, Keith Nelson and Chair Mike Jugovich - 7. Absent: None ­ 0.
Resolution No. 21-182 Minutes for March 9, 2021. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-183 Acquisition of right-of-way necessary for a culvert replacement project on County Road (CR) 692 (Lakewood Road) in Lakewood and Normanna Townships. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-184 Agreement with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Company to renew the crossing surface at railroad crossing DOT #061253A located on County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 27 (Zim Road) in Lavell Township. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-185 Amend the agreement with LHB, Inc., for additional design services for a retaining wall at the wayside on CSAH 61 in Duluth Township increasing the cost of services by $5,000 for a new total contract cost not to exceed $67,507. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-186 Amend the agreement with WSB & Associates, Inc., for additional design services for the intersection improvement project at CSAH 9 (Woodland Avenue) and CSAH 37 (Snively Road) increasing the cost of services by $88,888 for mill, overlay and associated improvements on Arrowhead Road in Duluth for a new total contract cost not to exceed $174,496. The total cost of these additional improvements will be paid for entirely by the City of Duluth. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-187 Bid awarded to KGM Contractors, Inc., Angora, MN, in the amount of $6,147,181.87 for a bituminous reclamation project on CSAH 29 in Van Buren, Ness and Meadowlands Townships. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-188 Bid awarded to KGM Contractors, Inc., Angora, MN, in the amount of $1,763,640.87 for a mill and overlay project on CSAH 5 in Balkan Township and Hibbing. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-189 Bid awarded to AAA Striping Service, St. Michael, MN, in the amount of $1,747,576.53 for a pavement marking project on various highways in Lake and St. Louis Counties. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-190 Bid awarded to Astech Corp., St. Cloud, MN, in the amount of $1,768,762.60 for chip sealing, bituminous seal coat, fog seal and pavement markings on various highways in southern St. Louis County, Proctor and Duluth. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-191 Applications for Permit Authorizing Consumption and Display of Intoxicating Liquor (set-ups), renewals and change of board members. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-192 Application for a Special Event Liquor License to temporarily expand the designated sale/service area of the County On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor License by B&K Enterprises of Orr, LLP dba The Dam Supper Club, Leiding Township, for May 22, 2021. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-193 Workers' compensation report dated March 12, 2021. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-194 Authorize reallocation of five (5) 1.0 FTE Information Specialist II positions to (5) 1.0 FTE Information Specialist III positions in the Sheriff's Office. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-195 Joint Powers Agreement with the State of Minnesota for the Lake Superior LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) high definition data collection project in the Lake Superior LiDAR Acquisition Block. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-196 Approve an expedited land exchange of Class 2 land owned by the State of Minnesota in trust of the taxing districts for Class 3 land owned by the City of Ely. Moved by Commissioner McDonald, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-197 Bids considered for the sale of surplus fee land described as the Easterly 500 feet of the Southeast Quarter of Southwest Quarter (SE 1/4 of SW 1/4), Section 2, Township 56 North, Range 18 West (McDavitt Township) and authorize a quit claim deed to Ellis and Janet Marie Walters for the minimum bid amount of $13,600. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner McDonald. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-198 Authorize Public Health and Human Services to submit a grant application in an amount up to $750,000 to the Minnesota Department of Human Services Housing and Supports and Services Division for the 2021-2023 grant cycle. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-199 Continue collaboration with the Mental Health Specialty Court in Hibbing and authorize acceptance of funds for ongoing support of one (1) FTE Social Worker position. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-200 Authorize a grant with the State of Minnesota and cooperative agreement with Voyageur Country ATV Club for Phase 1 Trail connections in the areas of Orr, Ash River, Kabetogama Township and International Falls. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-201 Purchase of Trimble GPS receivers and related equipment as identified in Quote 48339 from Frontier Precision, Inc., at the State Contract price of $199,085.60. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-202 Acquisition of necessary right-of-way and temporary easements for the replacement of two (2) existing bridges (County Bridge 843 & 844) in Hoyt Lakes (Parcel ID No. 142-0070-00651 & 142-0070-00623). Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-203 Acquisition of necessary right-of-way and temporary easements for a culvert replacement project on County Road 666 in Hoyt Lakes. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-204 Conveyance of depleted fee owned gravel pit located in Leiding Township to adjoining owner Katherine Kebbekus. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-205 Conveyance of depleted fee owned gravel pit located in Sturgeon Township to adjoining owner Norman R. Nelson. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-206 Conveyance of depleted fee owned gravel pit located in McDavitt Township to adjoining owner Kevin P. Kezar. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-207 Approve contract amendment with Matthew Miller Law Office to provide legal representation to parents involved in the county's Safe Babies program in southern St. Louis County for an additional $4,050 in 2021.'Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-208 Authorization to submit a proposal in the amount of $501,000 to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) for the FY2022 Minnesota Environmental & Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant for the Regional Landfill Leachate Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Reduction pilot project. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-209 Non-exclusive right-of-way easement across state tax forfeited land located in the SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4, Section 20, Township 52 North, Range 17 West (New Independence Township) granted to Brian and Sarah Blom upon total payment of $366. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-210 Reclassify certain state tax forfeited lands as non-conservation pending notification to the municipality or town in which the parcels are located. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-211 Application for repurchase of state tax forfeited land by Curt R. Beede and Sumlee S. Beede of Duluth, MN (parcel code 010-0135-00080). Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-212 Application for repurchase of state tax forfeited land by Thomas Patrick Daley of Golden Valley, MN (parcel code 010-2520-03396). Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-213 Application for repurchase of state tax forfeited land by Heather Ann Woodall of Chisholm, MN (parcel code 020-0010-07200). Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-214 Application for repurchase of state tax forfeited land by Rinzie Garman, Jr. and Marie S. Garman of Aurora, MN (parcel codes 100-0050-00190 and 100-0050-00200). Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-215 Application for repurchase of state tax forfeited land by Jeffrey Ross Langenbrunner of Wright, MN (parcel codes 355-0017-00010 and 355-0017-00020). Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-216 Application for repurchase of state tax forfeited land by Tracy Rae Strongitharm of Hermantown, MN (parcel code 395-0010-08530). Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-217 Public hearing established for 9:35 a.m., April 13, 2021, in the Duluth Government Services Center, Duluth, MN, to consider the issuance of an Off-Sale Intoxicating Liquor License to Minno-ette, Inc. dba Minno-ette, Inc. (Fredenberg Township). Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-218 Public hearing established for 9:35 a.m., April 27, 2021, in the Morse Town Hall, Ely, MN, to receive citizen comments on the established priorities and funding recommendations included in the 2021 Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-219 Authorize the increase of 3.0 FTE social worker positions for the Transition Assertive Community Treatment program in the Public Health and Human Services Department and authorize the decrease of the contract with Human Development Center by the pro-rated share for the remainder of the contract period. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-220 Bid awarded to KGM Contractors, Inc., Angora, MN, in the amount of $1,367,766.24 for a bituminous reclamation project located on CSAH 116 in Morse Township. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-221 Bid awarded to KGM Contractors, Inc., Angora, MN, in the amount of $819,069.55 for a culvert replacement project located on CSAH 25, CSAH 82, and CR 958 located in Great Scott, Alango, Sturgeon and Field Townships. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-222 Bid awarded to AAA Striping Service, St. Michael, MN, in the amount of $966,485.60 for a 6" wet reflective edgeline project on various highway in Carlton, Itasca and St. Louis Counties. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-223 Bid awarded to Redstone Construction, LLC, Mora, MN, in the amount of $1,261,004.75 for a concrete retaining wall, bituminous parking, bituminous paving and storm sewer project on CSAH 61 in Duluth Township. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-224 Bid awarded to Allied Blacktop Company, Maple Grove, MN, in the amount of $1,150,233.96 for a scrub seal project on various highway in St. Louis County. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-225 Bid awarded to Ulland Brothers, Inc., Cloquet, MN, in the amount of $4,319,999.00 for a bituminous reclamation and culvert replacement project on CSAH 31, CSAH 8, CSAH 46, CSAH 80 and CR 570 in Culver, Alborn, Brevator, Industrial and Stoney Brook Townships. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-226 Approve the Union Business Reimbursement Agreement between St. Louis County and the Merit System Basic Unit and the Civil Service Basic Unit. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 21-227 Approve the 2020-2022 Merit System Supervisory Collective Bargaining Agreement, Flexible Work Schedule Agreement, and Memorandum of Agreement for Public Health Quarantine and Isolation. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
This is a summary of the official board proceedings. The full text is available in the Clerk of the County Board's Office located at 100 N. 5th Ave. West, #214, Duluth, Minnesota, 55802, by mail or electronic mail, and also at www.stlouiscountymn.gov. April 15 - 1


 


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