Details for OTC - Hearing CIP Bonds

(First Publication Date: September 16, 2020)
OTTER TAIL COUNTY, MINNESOTA
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON APPROVAL OF THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT
PLAN AND THE ISSUANCE OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN BONDS
PURSUANT TO MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 373.40
Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Otter Tail County,
Minnesota (the County), will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at the
Government Services Center, 500 West Fir Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN 56537, to conduct
a public hearing to obtain public comment on the County’s intention to approve the
County’s five year Capital Improvement Plan (the “CIP”), and issue capital improvement
plan bonds (the “Bonds”) in a principal amount up to $10,000,000, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 373.40, for the purpose of financing various facility renovation and
improvement projects and various park and trail improvement projects, as described
in the CIP. The CIP supplements the capital improvement plan of the County adopted
March 5, 2019.
If a petition requesting a vote on the issuance of the Bonds is signed by voters equal to
five percent of the votes cast in the County at the last general election and filed with the
County Auditor within thirty (30) days after the public hearing, the County may issue the
Bonds only after obtaining the approval of a majority of the voters voting on the question
of issuing the Bonds.
Copies of the proposed CIP supplement and resolution are on file and may be inspected
at the Otter Tail County Government Center during normal business hours. All interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing or to provide written comments to the
undersigned, which written comments will be considered at the hearing.
Questions regarding this matter may be referred to Nicole Hansen, County Administrator, at (218) 998-8070 or to Wayne Stein, County Auditor-Treasurer, at (218) 998-8041.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the public hearing will be conducted via telephone or
other electronic means as allowed under Minnesota Statutes, Section 13D.021. All interested persons are invited to attend the meeting virtually via WebEx or submit written
testimony prior to the hearing date. Persons wishing to attend and/or comment may join
via WebEx or by phone only. A link to join the meeting and a dial-in number will be provided on the October 6, 2020 agenda which will be posted on the County Board of Commissioners website on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Instructions on how to participate can
also be found on the County Board of Commissioners website. Written testimony must
be submitted to the County Administrator’s office, 520 West Fir Ave, Fergus Falls, MN
56537 and must be submitted by no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2020.
BY ORDER OF THE COUNTY BOARD
OTTER TAIL COUNTY, MINNESOTA
Wayne Stein
County Auditor-Treasurer
Publication Dates: September 16 & 19, 2020

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