NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ENACT SOCIAL HOST ORDINANCE
Notice is Hereby Given, pursuant to section 375.51 of Minnesota Statutes, that the Brown County Board of Commissioners intends to consider enactment of a social host ordinance on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at its meeting held in the Commissioners’ Room 204 of the Brown County Courthouse, New Ulm, Minnesota.
The subject matter of the proposed social host ordinance is the prohibition of certain acts as follows:
Subd. 5. Prohibited Acts.
(a) It is unlawful for any person(s) to host or allow an event or gathering at any residence, premises, or any other private or public property under the following circumstances:
a. alcohol or alcoholic beverages are present; and
b. the person knows or reasonably should know that an underage person will or does:
i. consume any alcohol or alcoholic beverage; or
ii. possess with the intent to consume it; and
c. the person fails to take reasonable steps to prevent possession or consumption by the underage person(s).
(b) A person is criminally responsible for violating Subdivision 5 (a) above if the person intentionally aids, advises, hires, counsels, or conspires with or otherwise procures another to commit the prohibited act.
(c) A person who hosts an event or gathering as described in Subdivision 5 (a) above does not have to be present at the event or gathering to be criminally responsible.
The purpose of the proposed social host ordinance is as follows:
Purpose and Findings. The Brown County Board of Commissioners intends to discourage underage possession and consumption of alcohol, even if done within the confines of a private residence, and intends to hold persons criminally responsible who host events or gatherings where persons under 21 years of age possess or consume alcohol regardless of whether the person hosting the event or gathering supplied the alcohol. The Brown County Board of Commissioners finds that:
(a) Events and gatherings held on private or public property where alcohol is possessed or consumed by persons under the age of twenty-one may be harmful to those persons and constitute a potential threat to public health.
(b) Prohibiting underage consumption protects underage persons, as well as the general public, from injuries related to alcohol consumption, such as alcohol overdose or alcohol-related traffic crashes.
(c) Alcohol is an addictive drug which, if used irresponsibly, could have adverse effects on those who use it as well as those who are affected by the actions of an irresponsible user.
(d) Often, events or gatherings involving underage possession or consumption occur outside the presence of parents. However, there are times when the parent(s) is/are present and condone the activity, and in some circumstances provide the alcohol.
Page 2 of 2 - (e) Even though giving or furnishing alcohol to an underage person is a crime, this ordinance is necessary to help further combat underage consumption.
(f) A deterrent effect will be created by holding a person criminally responsible for hosting an event or gathering where underage possession or consumption occurs.
This Notice of Intention to Enact Social Host Ordinance is adopted by the Brown County Board of Commissioners this 8th day of January, 2013.
Brown County Board of Commissioners
/s/ Dennis Potter
Dennis Potter, Chair
/s/ Charles Enter
Charles Enter, Clerk
Published in the Sleepy Eye Herald-Dispatch Jan. 24, 2013.
Fifth Judicial District
Probate Court Division
Court File No. PR-13-24
Atty Reg. No. 42481
STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF BROWN
In Re: Estate of
ORDER AND NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE IN UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS:
It is Ordered and Notice is hereby given that on the 28th day of February, 2013, at 11:30 o’clock A.M., a hearing will be held in the above named Court at New Ulm, Minnesota, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the will of the above named decedent, dated January 21, 2010, and for the appointment of Jay Syverson, whose address is 15952 Garden Gate Circle, Apple Valley, MN 55124, as personal representative of the estate of the above named decedent in unsupervised administration, and that any objections thereto must be filed with the Court. That, if proper, and no objections are filed, a personal representative will be appointed to administer the estate, to collect all assets, pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, and sell real and personal property, and do all necessary acts for the estate.
Notice is further given that ALL CREDITORS having claims against said estate are required to present the same to said personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred.
Dated: January 15, 2013
/s/ Lida Stadtherr
HAUSER AND SCHMID, PLLP
Attorney Errol E. Hauser 42481
109 Main St. West
Sleepy Eye, MN 56085
Published in the Sleepy Eye Herald-Dispatch Jan. 24 and 31, 2013.