Public Notices January 30, 2019
Becker Township Board of Audit
The Annual Board of Audit for Becker Township will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. following the regular meeting. Any questions please call the clerk at 218-352-6498.
Mary Fitcher, Clerk
The Meadowbrook Town Board will meet the first Tuesday of the month at the Leader Community Hall.
The February meeting is Tuesday the 5th at 7:30 p.m. The board of audit will be held following the regular February meeting.
The public is encouraged to attend.
Darlene Rollins, Clerk
Request for Proposal
Central Lakes College
Wind Symphony European Tour
June 4-15, 2020
Central Lakes College is requesting proposals from qualified individuals or organizations to offer travel arrangements for the Wind Symphony European Tour June 4-15, 2020 at Central Lakes College. A copy of the request for proposal may be obtained by calling Debbie Sterriker at Central Lakes College, 1830 Airport Road, Staples MN 56479, (218) 894-5103 or 1-800-247-6836.
Proposals must be submitted no later than 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2019. All proposals must be sealed and marked “RFP for Wind Symphony European Tour.” Submit proposals to:
Central Lakes College
Attn: Kari Christiansen
501 W College Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
The college reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive any information or irregularities in the bidding and to make the award serving the best interest of the college.
Central Lakes College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. These materials are available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities upon request. If you use a TTY, call the Minnesota Relay Service at 800-627-3529 and request to contact Central Lakes College.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #13
Tues., Dec. 18, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
High School Media Center
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order with Members Longbella, Winkels, Frisk, Lund, Anderson and Freeman present (comprising a quorum). Also in attendance: Supt. Bratlie; Business Services, Herdegen; Principals Regan and Schmidt; approximately 30 students, employees and community members; Mary Reedy, ClifftonLarsonAllen; Staples World Editor, Anderson; and Recording Secretary, Madson.
Motion by Lund, seconded by Anderson to make the following revisions to the agenda: Add item #21; remove items #12 and #15 to be added to the January agenda. MC
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Frisk, to adopt the agenda as amended. MC
Motion by Freeman, seconded by Lund, to approve the consent agenda as presented. MC
Mary Reedy of CLA presented the 2017-2018 audit and the district was given an Unmodified (“clean”) opinion. The complete audit is available in the District Office.
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Anderson, to accept the 2017-2018 audit as presented. MC
Mr. Heredegen reviewed the Levy Certification
Motion by Freeman, seconded by Lund, to Certify the 2018 Tax Levy, Payable 2019 at the maximum - $2,444,592.66 MC
Motion by Freeman, seconded by Frisk, to authorize payment of the vouchers. MC
Motion by Freeman, seconded by Anderson, to approve 2019 - 2020 Technology needs, including the phone system, internet and software and hardware upgrades. MC
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Anderson, to approve the Resolution Directing Administration to make Recommendations for Reductions in Programs and Positions. MC
Motion by Frisk, seconded by Lund, to approve the contracts for Rebecca Rapaway and Alexus Jordan, SME Paraprofessionals; Grade 7Probationary. MC
Motion by Freeman, seconded by Frisk, to accept the resignation of Nick Reed, IT Support; eff. Jan. 1, 2019 MC
Motion by Lund, seconded by Winkels, to accept the resignation of Kristi Johnson, Asst. Track Coach; with permission to post. MC
Motion by Frisk, seconded by Longbella, to accept the resignation of Jenna Smith, Ticket Gate Manager. MC
Motion by Anderson, seconded by Winkels to approve the hire of Lyndsey Tyni, Ticket / Gate Manager. MC
Motion by Freeman, seconded by Longbella, to approve posting for an additional Title I Elementary Paraprofessional; 7 hours per day for the remainder of the school year. MC
Motion by Lund, seconded by Longbella. After some discussion regarding the frequency and cost of these trips, as well as the school’s liability (if any), the motion was rescinded. The district will contact our insurance agent to find out liability. Both agenda items #23 and #24 were moved to the January meeting.
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Winkels, to adopt the Resolution Establishing Motley City Hall and Staples Community Center as the designated combined polling sites. MC
Motion by Lund, seconded by Anderson, to adopt the Public Forum Guidelines with revisions. MC
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Frisk, to adjourn the meeting at 8:39 pm. MC
Complete minutes may be viewed at www.isd2170.k12.mn.us
School Board Meeting #14 Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
High School Media Center
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order with Members Lund, Freeman, Winkels and Frisk present. Longbella arrived at 6:18. Also attending: Supt. Bratlie; Principals Johnson, Schmidt and Regan; Nexus; WSN; approximately 40 students, employees and community members; Staples World Editor, Anderson; and Recording Secretary, Madson.
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Frisk, to amend and adopt the agenda by moving the Community Survey Results before the Project update. MC
Community Survey Results
The Morris Leatherman Company presented the findings of the community survey which was conducted between Nov. 14 - Nov. 29. The survey included 625 random households of SM residents. Results indicated the community could/would support an $18 - $22 per month tax increase. The average home value in the district is $125,000.
Rob Brown and Brent Jones from Nexus then informed the Board that a K-12 building would likely cost $70 - $75 million. However, a remodel project on the existing HS and elementary could be done for approx. $50 million. This would consist of a K-5 elementary with additional gym and locker room space, and a 6-12 high school.
A timeline was presented leading up to a May 14, 2019 election and the group was advised there is much work to be done leading up to that date. Other funding options will also be looked at. Twenty years is the typical length of a bonding referendum.
This project would not include community space or early learning space.
Motion to move into Closed Session for Negotiations Discussion
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Longbella, to move into a Closed Session for Negotiations Discussion. MC
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Frisk, to reconvene in Closed Session. MC
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Frisk to reopen the meeting MC
Motion by Frisk, seconded by WInkels to Adjourn the meeting. MC
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #15
Annual Organizational Meeting, Monday, January 7, 2019 7:00 p.m. High School Media Center
Call to Order
I. The meeting was called to order by Chair Lonbella
II. Newly elected Board Members took the Oath of Office: Brad Anderson, Mary Freeman and Bruce Lund
III. Roll Call
Roll call was taken with Members Longbella, Winkels, Frisk, Anderson, Freeman and Lund present (comprising a quorum). Also present: Supt. Bratlie; Principals Johnson, Schmidt and Regan; Business Services, Herdegen; several community members, students and employees; Staples World Editor, Anderson; and Recording Secretary, Madson.
Motion by Anderson, seconded by Winkels, to adopt the agenda as presented. MC
IV. Organizational Items
Chair Longbella called for nominations for Board Chair. Anderson nominated Lund; Frisk nominated himself. Longbella called for additional nominations three times with no further nominations.
A vote was called and Lund was declared Chairman of the Board.
Election of other Officers
Chair Lund called for nominations for Vice Chair. Winkels nominated Freeman; Longbella nominated Frisk. Lund called for additional nominations three times. Upon no further nominations a vote was taken and Freeman was declared Vice Chair. Lund called for nominations for Clerk. Frisk nominated himself. Additional nominations were called for three times. With no additional nominations, Frisk was declared the Clerk.
Lund called for nominations for Treasurer. Winkels nominated Anderson. Lund called for nominations three more times. With no additional nominations, Anderson was declared Treasurer.
Appoint person to perform Duties of the Office of Clerk and Treasurer
Motion by Freeman, seconded by Frisk, to designate Bonnie Madson as Asst. to the Clerk and Chuck Herdegen as Asst. to the Treasurer. MC
Appoint Board Members to Serve on Educational Committees
Members voiced their intent to serve on the following committees: Freshwater Education District, Bruce Lund and alternate Chad Longbella; Sourcewell Delegate Assembly, Bryan Winkels; MN State HS League, Bryan Winkels, Alt.; QCOMP, Mary Freeman (re-assignment in June) MSBA Legislative Liaison, Greg Frisk; Community Education Advisory Council, Bryan Winkels; Economic Development Authority, Bruce Lund and alternate Ron Bratlie
Finance Committee: Anderson and Freeman; Policy Committee: Winkels and Frisk; Technology Committee: Winkels; Meet & Confer Committee: Lund and Freeman: and Superintendent Evaluation (Longbella and Anderson).
2019 - 2021 Negotiating Teams: Instructional Group - Frisk and Anderson; Support Staff & Professional Group - Longbella and Winkels; Principals and Transportation - Winkels and Freeman; Superintendent - Lund and Freeman
V. Annual Organizational Items:
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Longbella, to designate 2019 School Attorneys, Official Depositories, Official Newspaper, Investment of Funds, Electronic Transfers, Signature Approvals. It was requested that news articles and events be sent to Morrison County Record for publication as well as the Staples World as a portion of our district is in that circulation area.
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 2019 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, Mid-Central Federal Savings Bank, Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union, MN School District Liquid Assets Fund Plus, MN Trust, 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 2019
d. Official(s) to Invest Funds
To authorize school officials to invest funds on behalf of the school district: Business Manager and 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 the Superintendent and the Business Manager to execute agreements and/or financial documents as necessary on behalf of the Staples-Motley School District. MC
Motion by Frisk, seconded by Longbella, to change the board meeting time to 6:00 p.m. for all meetings.
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Longbella, to approve the 2019 meeting schedule with additional meetings to be scheduled as needed. MC
Regular meetings will be held the second to the last Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. with a school /public forum first on the agenda if someone would like to address the board on any topic, subject to the limitations of policy #206 . If the second to the last Monday is a holiday, meetings will be scheduled the following day (Jan. and Feb). The December meeting will be the third Monday of the month.
Work Sessions will be held the first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. (with the exception of Sept).
All Work Sessions may be followed by a regular board meeting as needed.
Other meetings may be called as needed.
All meetings will be held in the building of the District Office.
Set school board salaries for 2019. (Current salary $3,278.64)
Motion by Freeman, seconded by Lund, to set the School Board salary at $3,377.00 (three percent (3%) increase) for the period of Jan. 1, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2019. Voting in favor: Freeman, Lund, Winkels, Frisk and Anderson. Opposed: Longbella MC
Facility Project Discussion and Direction
Supt. Bratlie asked the Board to establish direction so planning can move forward on a one (1) building or two (2) building scenario.
Each board member stated their views, but the consensus was that they needed further information on what one building or two buildings would actually look like, and if a remodel project at the HS and elementary site could provide the space needed and if educational adequacies could be meet. They also questioned the May election timeline and if that gives the district enough time to educate the public on the district’s needs. Administration and Nexus will present at the next meeting, Jan. 9.
Motion by Frisk, seconded by Anderson, to adjourn the meeting. MC
SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #16
Weds., Jan. 9, 2019
High School Media Center
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order with Lund, Freeman, Anderson, Frisk, Winkels and Longbella present (comprising a quorum). Also present: Supt. Bratlie; Principals Johnson, Schmidt and Regan; Nexus Solutions, Brown and Jones; WSN, Angland; approximately 30 staff, students and community members; Staples World Editor, Anderson; and Recording Secretary, Madson.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Motion by Frisk, seconded by Longbella, to adopt the agenda as presented.
BUILD 2170 Facilities Discussion / Direction
Lund stated that the group would be presented info., all questions would be answered, and the board would be asked to take a “straw” vote at the conclusion of the meeting. The vote would indicate if the district would move forward with one (1) building or two (2) buildings (Pre K - 6 and 7 - 12)
Rob Brown, Brent Jones and Mike Angland reviewed some aspects of the community survey and better explained the tax tolerance of the district as well as showing past voting history within the district. They reiterated that the design phase will come later and these drawings are conceptual. They also felt some costs could be trimmed from the amounts presented.
• 1 building cost approx.. $71 million
• 2 buildings
- PreK - 6 additions and remodel approx. $23 million
- 7 - 12 additions and remodel approx. $28 million
Upon being asked to take a straw (unofficial) vote, Longbella, Freeman, Lund and Frisk raised their hands in favor of two buildings. Anderson and Winkels abstained. An official motion and vote will be taken on January 22 at the Regular Board Meeting.
The Special Meeting scheduled for Jan. 16 was cancelled because there would not be a quorum.
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Longbella, to adjourn the meeting. MC