STATE OF MINNESOTA

COUNTY OF WASHINGTON

DISTRICT COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

NOTICE OF INFORMAL 

PROBATE OF WILL AND

APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL

REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Court File NO. 82-PR-19-152

ESTATE OF

Clifford Arnold Guggisberg

Decedent

Notice is given that an application for informal probate of the Decedent’s will dated July 18, 2018, has been filed with the Registrar. The application has been granted.

Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Ryan Guggisberg, whose address is: 2590 67th Court E., Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076, as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Unless objections are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minn. Stat. 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders, the personal representative has full power to administer the Estate including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate.

Any objections to the probate of the will or appointment of the Personal Representative must be filed with this Court and will be heard by the Court after the filing of an appropriate petition and proper notice of hearing.

Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred.

Erin Boettcher

Registrar

January 31, 2019

Personal representative:

Ryan Guggisberg

2590 67th Court E, 

Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

651-785-8316

Published in 

The Country Messenger

February 13 and February 20, 2019

CITY OF SCANDIA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

BY THE CITY PLANNING

COMMISSION

NOTICE is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Scandia will meet in the Board Room of the Scandia Community/Senior Center, 14727 209th St. N., on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 beginning at 7:00 p.m. to consider the following:

Request by Brent Jensen for approval of Variances to construct a new driveway within the required  wetland and shoreland setbacks at 11245 218th Street North.

The property is more specifically described as follows:  

THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 32 NORTH, RANGE 20 WEST, WASHINGTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA, EXCEPT THAT PART PLATTED AS GERMAN LAKE ESTATES

Anyone wishing to express their opinion on this proposal will be heard at the public hearing.  This notice is given pursuant to the Development Code of the City of Scandia.  Information about this request may be examined during office hours at the Scandia Community Center, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except holidays.

Brenda Eklund

Deputy Clerk

Dated: February 8, 2019

Published in 

The Country Messenger

February 20, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWN of MAY

WASHINGTON COUNTY,

MINNESOTA

Ordinance No. 2019-01

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING

SECTION 705.05 THE MAY TOWN CODE DEALING WITH

ATTACHED GARAGES AND

BACKYARD SHEDS

Section 1. Findings

WHEREAS, the May Town Code currently allows the following relative to attached garages:

1. An accessory building whose foundation is within six (6) feet of the foundation of the house or its attached garage, is considered an attached garage;

2. Although there are limits on the size and number of detached accessory buildings, there is no limit on the size and number of attached garages;

3. Small sheds not requiring a building permit are currently limited to 120 sq feet in size, yet the state building code allows these sheds to be up to 200 sq feet in size, and

WHEREAS, the Town has observed and has allowed per the Town Code, accessory buildings being built six feet from the house and thus be treated as attached garages, yet the look, size and use may be of an accessory pole building in nature; and

WHEREAS, allowing buildings to be as close as six feet apart can create roof storm water issues as this runoff can become combined and concentrated between the buildings and is counter to IRC Section R403.1.7.3 dealing with foundation drainage; and

WHEREAS, accessory uses such as the storage of fuels, paints, lubricants and the like in a building six feet away from the house, adds risk to the house from potential intense fire; and

WHEREAS, for true attached garages there is no limit to their size relative to the size of the house, and no limit to their number, and thus the Town has examples of attached garages having a greater square footage than the main floor of the house, as well as there being multiple attached garages; and

WHEREAS, in such cases the attached garage spaces can appear to be the primary use of the property as opposed to the house, which is supposed to appear, and be, the primary use; and

WHEREAS, the Town now wishes to be in-line with the state building code and allow back yard sheds not requiring a building permit to be up to 200 sq feet in size, but such buildings must still meet all aspects of the Zoning and Building codes, such as meeting setbacks.

WHEREAS, the May Town Board, on advice from its Planner and Building Official, wishes to remedy what it deems to be shortcomings in its Town Code by amending section 705.05 of its Code, as follows:

1. No longer allow buildings whose foundation is within six (6) feet of the foundation of the house or its attached garage to be considered attached.

2. Place reasonable limits on the number and size of attached garages, specifically that the maximum number of attached garages is two (2) and the maximum square footage of all attached garages be no more than the (main) Floor Area of the residential building as that term is defined in the Town Code, and other limits as may be reasonable.

3. That for houses of less than 1,000 sq feet they may have an attached garage up to 1,000 sq feet in size.

4. That for a two-story attached garage the square footage is only that of the main level of the garage, not both levels.

5. That the maximum size of backyard shed exempt from needing a building permit be increased from 120 sq feet to 200 sq feet, and that it be stated that such sheds must meet all other aspects of the Zoning and Building codes, including setbacks.

Section 2. Code Amendment

NOW THEREFORE THE MAY TOWN BOARD does hereby adopt new Section 705.05 of the May Town Code as shown in Exhibit A. attached hereto.

Further, that the definition of Floor Area in Chapter 7 be amended to make it clear that porches and decks are also not counted in the main floor size calculation, as follows:

(83) Floor Area. The gross area of the main floor of a residential building measured in square feet, exclusive of porches, decks, attached garages, breezeways and similar attachments.

Section 3. Effective Date

This ordinance shall be in full force and effect after its passage and publication according to law.

Section 4. Severability

If any part of this ordinance is held invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, this shall not invalidate any other section, provision or part thereof.

BY ROLL CALL VOTE OF THE MAY TOWN BOARD: ADAMS YES; PAZLAR YES; VOEDISCH YES; THIS ORDINANCE IS HEREBY ADOPTED THIS 7th DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2019.

Bill Voedisch

Board Chair

Linda M. Tibbetts

Town Clerk

Published in 

The Country Messenger

February 20, 2019

Sand Lake Aeration

WARNING: An aeration system creating open water and thin ice will begin operating on Sand Lake, South of Scandia in Washington County, Twp32.R20.S26 on or after February 23, 2019.  Weather conditions may cause the areas of thin ice and open water to fluctuate greatly.  Stay clear of marked area!

Published in 

The Country Messenger

February 20, 2019

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