Public Notices, February 8, 2018
STAPLES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
COUNTIES OF TODD AND WADENA
STATE OF MINNESOTA
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE SALE OF STAPLES EDA OWNED PROPERTY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Staples Economic Development Authority (the “Authority”) of Todd and Wadena Counties, Minnesota, will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 5 p.m., at the Staples Police Department Conference Room in the City of Staples, Minnesota, relating to (a) the proposed sale of land to Staples Multi Family, LLC, for the purpose of constructing a multi-family housing complex. This public hearing is pursuant to and in accordance with Minnesota Statutes Sections 469.105, Subd 2, inclusive, as amended.
The property is located on County Road 30, in the City of Staples, and consists of parcels 20-361-0110 and 20-361-0120. A map of the proposed property sale is set forth below:
Copies of the terms and conditions of the sale will be on file and available for public inspection at the office of the Executive Director for the Staples Economic Development Authority at City Hall.
All interested persons may appear at the hearing and present their view orally or in writing.
BY ORDER OF THE
/s/ Chris Etzler, Chair
May Township Board of Audit MEETING
May Township will hold its regular scheduled township meeting on the second Monday of each month, at the May Township Hall, 7:00 p.m.
In addition to the regular scheduled meetings in June, July and August only, they will meet the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. to discuss road maintenance and repair issues.
Bianca Wyffels, Clerk
Todd-Wadena Community Corrections
The Todd-Wadena Community Corrections Executive Committee will meet Monday, February 12, 2018, at 4:30 p.m., at the Todd County Courthouse, 221 First Avenue South, Suite 200, Long Prairie, Mn.
FAWN LAKE Township
Board of Audit
The Board of Audit will take place following the regular monthly meeting on Monday, February 12, 2018 at the town hall. Any questions please call the clerk at 218-531-0287.
Kelly Miller, Clerk
Fawn Lake Township
CITY OF STAPLES
A PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENT FOR
STAPLES MULTI-FAMILY LLC PROJECT
NOTICE is hereby given that the Staples City Council will conduct a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Staples City Hall located at 122 6th Street NE to consider a property tax abatement for Staples Multi-Family LLC Project. The abatement would apply to parcels 20-361-0110 and 20-361-0120 over a period of two years in an estimated amount of $57,277.
All interested persons are invited to attend the hearing and be heard on this matter or submit written comments to the City Clerk prior to the hearing.
Dated: February 8, 2018
Diane Archer, City Clerk
Becker Township Board of Audit
The annual Board of Audit for Becker Township will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. following the regular meeting. Any questions, please call the clerk at 218-352-6498.
Mary Fitcher, Clerk
Villard Township Board of Audit
The Villard Town Board will hold their annual Board of Audit meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Eastwood Inn Conference Room in Motley. The regular meeting will follow.
Mary Trantina Koenig, Clerk
STAPLES Township Board of Audit MEETING
Staples Township will hold their Board of Audit meeting immediately following the regular monthly meeting on Monday, February 12, 2018 at the Town Hall.
Bonnie Thoele, Clerk
BOARD OF AUDIT
Moran Township will hold it’s Board of Audit meeting on Tuesday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the town hall.
Teresa Wagner, Clerk
LEADER COMMUNITY HALL BOARD
The Leader Community Hall Board will meet on Friday, February 16, 208 at 7:00 p.m. at the Leader Hall.
Mark Strom, Secretary
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #11
AND BUDGET & LEVY PUBLIC DISCUSSION
Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Motley School Media Center
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order with members Freeman, Lund, Winkels, Hoemberg, Frisk and Longbella present (comprising a quorum). Also attending were Supt. Bratlie; Business Manager, Boesen; Principals Schmidt, Johnson and Regan; SMEA Rep Schneider; several employees and students; Staples World Manager, Halverson; and Recording Secretary Madson. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Lund, to approve the addition of Agenda Item #24 - Lease Agreement with MNSCU. MC
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Frisk, to adopt the agenda. MC
Chair Freeman recognized the public and thanked them for attending.
Community Forum -
a. Truth in Taxation Levy and Budget Public Discussion
Supt. Bratlie presented the Levy information and a budget overview. The Levy will be certified at the Dec. 21 Special Meeting. There were no questions from the public.
a. Keith Olander, Dean of Agriculture Studies at Central Lakes College, presented the history of the partnership between the school and the college and the Farm Occupancy Lease which the Board would be asked to approve later in the meeting.
Motion by Lund, seconded by Winkels to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. MC
Ms. Boesen presented the Financial Report including a new format asking for feedback.
Motion by Frisk, seconded by Lund, to approve the Financial Report and Vouchers. MSC
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Winkels, to accept the 2016-2017 audit by ClifftonLarsonAllen as presented on Dec. 11. Voting in favor: Freeman, Lund, Winkels, Frisk and Longbella Opposed: Hoemberg. MC
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Freeman, to approve the Resolution Directing Administration to Make Recommendations for Reductions in Programs and Positions. Upon roll call vote, voting in favor: Lund, Longbella, Frisk, Winkels, Freeman and Hoemberg. Opposed: None MC
This is the annual resolution required to allow any future budget reductions to occur.
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Longbella, to approve the Credit Reimbursement requests from Jolene Elfstrum and Melissa Holey. MC
Motion by Freeman, seconded by Lund to approve the hire of JoMarie Michel, SME Reading Teacher; 2.5 hours per day; Inservice rate of $20.21. MC
Motion by Lund, seconded by Frisk, to accept the resignation of Norbert Klimek, eff. Jan. 2, 2018; with permission to post. Many “thanks” to Mr. Klimek for his loyal service to the district. MC
Policy & Curriculum
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Longbella, to approve the MSBA recommendations to Policy #513 Student Promotion and #414 Mandated Reporting. MC
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Frisk, to adopt the 2018-2019 School Calendar Option #2. MC
Motion by Lund, seconded by Winkels, to adopt the Resolution Establishing Combined Polling Places for Multiple Precincts. Voting in favor: Lund, Longbella, Frisk, Winkels, Freeman and Hoemberg. Opposed: None
Motion by Lund, seconded by Freeman, to approve the Resolution of Support for the Purchase and Exchange of School Trust Lands in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Proceeding in Tandem. MC
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Winkels to approve the Resolution to Fully Fund Special Education Services MN and Federal. MC
Facility Recommendation: Tabled until the January regular meeting
Motion by Lund, seconded by Freeman, to enter into negotiations with Mr. Ron Bratlie for Superintendent duties for the 2018-2019 school year. These negotiations could include at least one more day in the district.
Addendum: Approve the 2018-2021 Farm Occupancy Lease with CLC (MNSCU) at $5,000 per year.
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Lund, to approve the 2018-2021 Farm Occupancy Lease. MC
Motion by Lund, seconded by Frisk, to adjourn the meeting. MC
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #12
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, 7:30 a.m.
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order with Freeman, Longbella, Frisk, Hoemberg, Lund and Winkels present. Also attending were Supt. Bratlie; Business Manager, Boesen; Staples World Manager, Halvorson; and Recording Secretary Madson.
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Frisk, to adopt the agenda. MC
Set the 2017 Tax Levy, Payable 2018 at $1,971,041
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Winkels, to set the 2017 Tax Levy, Payable 2018 at $ 1,971,041. MC
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Winkels, to adjourn the meeting. MC
Staples Motley School Board
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #13
ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Staples-Motley High School Media Center
Call to order by
The meeting was called to order with Freeman, Lund, Winkels, Frisk, Longbella and Hoemberg present (comprising a quorum). Also attending were Supt. Bratlie; Principals Johnson and Regan; SMEA Rep. Schneider; several employees and students; Staples World Manager, Halvorson; and Recording Secretary Madson. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Longbella, to add #10 to the agenda MC
Motion by Frisk, seconded by Lund, to adopt the agenda as presented. MC
The public was welcomed.
Elect Board Chair: Acting Chair Freeman called for nominations for Board Chair. Lund nominated Longbella; Hoemberg nominated Lund. Freeman called for additional nominations three times. Upon no further nominations a vote was taken by a show of hands. Frisk, Freeman and Lund voted for Longbella; Winkels and Hoemberg voted for Lund; Longbella abstained. Longbella was declared Board Chair
Election of other Officers
Chair Longbella called for nominations for Vice Chair. Longbella nominated Frisk; Freeman nominated Lund. Longbella called for additional nominations three times. Upon no further nominations a vote was taken by a show of hands. Lund was declared Vice Chair. Longbella called for nominations for Clerk. Freeman nominated Winkels; Hoemberg nominated Frisk. Additional nominations were called for three times - upon hearing none a vote was taken by a show of hands. Frisk was declared Clerk. Longbella called for nominations for Treasurer. Frisk nominated Freeman. Longbella called three more times for nominations and upon hearing no further nominations, Freeman was declared Treasurer.
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Freeman, to appoint Bonnie Madson as assistant to the Clerk and Jaime Boesen as assistant to the Treasurer. MC (This is an MSBA recommendation)
Members voiced their intent to serve on the following committees: Freshwater Education District, Bruce Lund and alternate Chad Longbella; NJPA is an elected official: (Mary Freeman is up for re-election) NJPA Delegate Assembly, Bryan Winkels; MN State HS League, Dave Hoemberg and Bryan Winkels, Alt.; QCOMP, Mary Freeman (reassignment in June) MSBA Legislative Liaison, Greg Frisk; Community Education Advisory Council, Bryan Winkels; Economic Development Authority, Bruce Lund and alternate Ron Bratlie
Finance Committee: Hoemberg and Freeman; Policy Committee: Winkels and Frisk; Technology Committee: Winkels; Meet & Confer Committee: Lund and Freeman and Superintendent Evaluation (Longbella and Lund).
2017-2018 Negotiating Teams: Instructional Group - Lund, Hoemberg and Frisk; Principals, Support Staff, Professionals and Transportation Groups - Winkels and Longbella; Superintendent - Longbella and Winkels
Annual Organizational Items:
Motion by Freeman, seconded by Winkels, to designate 2018 School Attorneys, Official Depositories, Official Newspaper, Investment of Funds, Electronic Transfers, Signature Approvals. It was clarified by Brenda Halvorson, that the Official newspaper must conduct business within a town included in the district. (Morrison County Record does not).
a. Official School Attorneys
To name Pemberton Law Office of Fergus Falls and Kennedy & Graven to serve as the official school district attorneys for fiscal year 2018 and that the selection be determined by the administration. Authority also was granted to the administration to employ any other attorney/law firm as deemed necessary.
b. Official Depositories
To name the following as official depositories for FY 2018: First International Bank and Trust, Unity Bank Central, Mid-Central Federal Savings Bank, Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union and other financial institutions which are in compliance with MN Statutes governing school district depositories.
c. Official Newspaper
To designate The Staples World as the legal and official newspaper for the Staples-Motley School District for 2018
d. Official(s) to Invest Funds
To authorize school officials to invest funds on behalf of the school district: Business Manager & Superintendent
e. Agent(s) to Make Electronic Transfers
To authorize school officials to electronically transfer funds to be invested for the district: Business Manager and Payroll Clerk
f. Signature Approvals
Authorize Superintendent Ron Bratlie and Business Manager, Jaime Boesen to execute agreements and/or financial documents as necessary on behalf of the Staples-Motley School District.
Motion by Lund, seconded by Frisk, to set the School Board Meeting Schedule (date, time and location) as follows: The 2nd to the last Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. with a school / public forum first on the agenda (7:00 - 7:15) if someone would like to address the board on any topic, subject to the limitations of policy #206. (The February meeting will be Tues., the 20th and the December meeting will be Tues., the 18th.) Work Sessions will be held the 1st Monday of each Month at 7:00 p.m., (with the exception of Sept.). All meetings will be held in the building of the District Office. MC
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Lund, to set the 2018 School Board salary at $3,278.64. MC
Motion by Freeman, seconded by Frisk to accept the resignation of Josh Mailhot; contingent on the hire of a new fifth grade teacher; and grant permission to post. MC The district wishes the best to Mr. Mailhot as he moves into a Principal position at another district.
Supt. Bratlie presented a preliminary Facility Timeline. There was discussion regarding the options and whether to take a vote at this time. It was determined that not all members were prepared to make the decision at this time. A Special Board Meeting was scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7:00 p.m. to vote on the options that have been presented by FJJ.
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Lund, to hold a Special Board meeting on Jan. 18, 7:00 p.m. at the HS Media Center. The intent of this meeting will be to arrive at a recommendation (narrowing down the options) MC
Other - Longbella thanked Freeman for her service as Board Chair over the past several year.
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Frisk, to adjourn the meeting. MC
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #14
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Staples-Motley High School Media Center
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order with members Freeman, Lund, Longbella, Winkels and Frisk present (comprising a quorum). Also present were Supt. Bratlie; Principals Johnson and Regan; Staples World Manager, Halvorson; a number of students, employees and community members and Recording Secretary Madson. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Motion by Lund, seconded by Winkels, to adopt the agenda as presented. MC
(ICS, formerly FJJ, were present)
The team from ICS reviewed the process of the preliminary long range planning options thus far. Questions from the audience were taken.
Discussion of options
• Option #1: One Building (K-12)
• Option #2: Two Buildings (K-6 Staples; and 7-12 Staples)
• Option #3 Two Buildings (K-6 Motley; and 7-12 Staples)
Board members had the opportunity to express their opinions prior to a vote being taken and they were then asked to verbally rank their choices. (1st choice 3 pts; 2nd choice 2 pts; 3rd choice 1 pt)
Member Longbella - Option 2; Option 1; Option 3
Member Freeman - Option 2; Option 1; Option 3
Member Winkels - Option 1; Option 2; Option 1
Member Frisk - Option 1 (only voted for one option)
Member Lund - Option 2; Option 1; Option 3
Member Hoemberg was not present
Option #1 One Building; K-12 received 12 votes
Option #2 Two Buildings: K-6 Staples; 7-12 Staples received 11 votes
Option #3 Two Buildings: K-6 Motley; K-12 Staples received four votes
Motion by Frisk, seconded by Winkels, to move ahead with Option # 1 and Option # 2. MC
The next step will be to schedule a meeting with ICS Consultants to define roles, look at community forum dates, etc. June 29 is the deadline to have a plan submitted to MN Department of Ed.
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Frisk, to adjourn the meeting. MC
Complete minutes can be viewed at: www.isd2170.k12.mn.us