Public Notices June 8, 2017
School Board Minutes
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #23
Monday, April 17, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
High school media center
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order with Members Freeman, Winkels, Longbella, Lund, Frisk and Hoemberg present (comprising a quorum). Also attending were Supt. Klamm; Principals Johnson, Schmidt, and Halverson; S. Anderson; T. VanOverbeke; L. Peterson; N. Klimek; SMEA reps Schneider and Hogan; a standing room only group of coaches, parents and students; Staples World Manager, Halvorson; and Recording Secretary Madson.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Frisk, to adopt the agenda as presented.
Chair Freeman thanked everyone for attending.
Eric Wallace addressed the board regarding the vocal music contract.
Motion by Lund, seconded by Hoemberg, to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. MC
Ms. Vacek presented the Financial Report for March.
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Winkels, to approve the Financial Report and Authorization to Pay Vouchers. MC
Ms. Vacek presented Budget Revision #1 indicating increases in the budget due to needed paraprofessional hires, the additional Jump Start section; and increases in curriculum costs. Revenue reductions were due to more high school students transferring out.
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Frisk, to approve Budget Revision #1. MC
The Capital Outlay list was presented with expected projects for the 2017-18 school year.
Motion by Frisk, seconded by Lund to approve the Capital Outlay List.
Hoemberg asked if this item could be tabled because he had not had a chance to review it prior to the day of the meeting, and questioned the policy of getting references to them in a timely manner.
Freeman asked that they go over the list, as delaying could hold up some projects which need to be scheduled with contractors. Following a line by line explanation by Bldg. & Grounds, L. Peterson, the motion was called. Voting in favor: Lund, Longbella, Winkels, Frisk and Freeman Opposed: Hoemberg
Motion by Lund, seconded by Longbella, to Approve the Resolutions to serve as Fiscal Agent for NJPA Grants (pending approval of the grants) MC
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Frisk, to approve the Resolution Regarding the Dissolution of the Eagle Valley School District. MC
This resolution will be taken to the Todd County Board in expectation of Browerville taking the students and land.
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Frisk, to approve the purchase of a 10 passenger van at an estimated cost of $31,000 from the 2016-2017 school year budget. MC
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Winkels, to approve the 2017-2018 contract for Laurie Paskewitz; Title I lead Teacher; 1.0 FTE MC
Motion by Frisk, seconded by Longbella, to approve the 2017-2018 contract for Caitlyn Strusz; HS Math; BA Step 1. MC
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Lund, to approve the 2017-2018 contract for Jenna Smith; Payroll/HR/Risk Management; GR 12P. MC
Motion by Lund, seconded by Freeman, to approve the recommendation to offer the 2017-2018 contract for Travis VanOverbeke; Head Football Coach. Voting in favor: Freeman, Winkels, and Lund Opposed: Frisk, Hoemberg and Longbella. Motion Failed
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Freeman, to approve the recommendation to offer the 2017-2018 contract to Nathan Thelen; MS and HS Vocal Music; BA Step 1. Voting in favor: Longbella, Freeman and Lund; Opposed: Frisk, Hoemberg and Winkels Motion Failed
The position will now need to be re-posted and go through the interview process again.
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Winkels, to approve adding the coordination of the Adventures Program at SME to the Community Education Coordinator’s job description. Motion Carried
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Frisk, to approve the increase in the Community Education Coordinators’ contract from 180 days to 220 days. Motion Carried.
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Winkels, to accept the retirement request from Joyce Beilke-Vacek; eff. June 2; 2017. MC Thank you to Joyce for her 22 years of service to our district and we wish her the best in retirement.
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Lund, to accept the resignation request from Catherine Wiese; eff. immediately. MC Catherine has been on a leave of absence and is now officially resigning her position.
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Frisk, to approve the resignation request from Jackie Hanson; eff. immediately. MC Jackie has been on leave and as of now resigns her position.
Motion by Lund, seconded by Winkels, to approve the Nonrenewal of Teaching Contract for Probationary teacher, Sarah Newkirk. MC
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Frisk, to approve the list of Q-Comp Positions for 2017-2018. MC
Motion by Frisk, seconded by Winkels, to approve the resignation request of Roseanne Rivers; School Readiness; eff. May 12, 2017. MC
Motion by Lund, seconded by Winkels, to approve the 1:World Chromebook Handbook. MC
Consideration of Policy #600 Parent Volunteer and Visitors and First Reading (No action at this time)
First Reading of Policy #520 Student Surveys (No action at this time)
Policy #600 and #520 will be brought to the May Board meeting for adoption.
Recommendation to form a Policy Committee
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Winkels to recommend establishing a Policy Committee. MC
Longbella and Winkels will sit on this committee, do annual reviews and bring recommendations to the full board which will make better use of time.
NJPA; FED; Principals - written reports were available
Superintendent - the FJJ Facility Study is well underway; public meetings have been held with low attendance. A community survey will be available as well a certified staff survey.
SMEA - staff are busy with testing and working toward a strong ending of the school year.
Motion by Lund, seconded by Winkels, to adjourn the meeting. MC
SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #24 TUES., APRIL 25, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
HS Media Center
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order with Longbella, Winkels, Hoemberg, Frisk, Lund and Freeman (comprising a quorum). Also attending were Supt. Klamm; Principals Johnson, Schmidt and Halverson; AD VanOverbeke; approx. 60 teaching and coaching staff, department heads, parents, students and community members; Staples World Manager, Halvorson; and Recording Secretary, Madson. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Longbella, to adopt the agenda as presented. Motion Carried
School / Community Forum
a. Coaches Mitch Anderson and Kermit Klefsaas addressed the board on behalf of the coaching staff. Letters of resignation were shared.
Motion by Lund, seconded by Longbella, to approve the contract for Nathan Thelen; MS and HS Vocal Music; BA Step 1. Voting in favor: Freeman, Longbella, Winkels, Lund and Hoemberg. Opposed: Frisk Motion Carried.
Accept the resignations of Football coaching staff:
Motion by Frisk, seconded by Hoemberg, to table this item to allow coaches time to rethink their decision and time for discussion. Freeman explained that the coaching process needs to keep moving as MSHSL will need to be informed if S-M does not have football program for the fall 2017 season - as well as other schools. MF
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Hoemberg, to accept the resignations of the football coaching staff (Nick Schultz, Chris Kappler, Mitch Anderson, Kermit Klefsaas, and Tab Erickson.) Voting in favor: Freeman, Lund, Hoemberg, and Winkels Opposed: Frisk and Longbella Motion Carried
A plan or committee will be developed to work on coaching relationships and communication; dialogue on a coaching policy including programming.
Accept the resignation of Mary Klamm; Superintendent; eff. June 30, 2017
Motion by Frisk, seconded by Hoemberg, to accept the resignation of Mary Klamm; Superintendent; eff. June 30, 2017. Motion Carried
Discussion of Superintendent Search
•The main job of the board is to hire a Superintendent
• Must decide whether to hire a search firm or do the process on our own
•Hire an interim Superintendent or fill the position now (can post for both at the same time)
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Lund, for Freeman to contact MSBA to see what they can offer. Motion Carried
A date will be scheduled for their presentation as well as scheduling a date for MSBA to work with our board on reflection and improvement such as “Conflict Management”.
Motion by Lund, seconded by Freeman, to have Winkels and Longbella (Policy Committee) work on a coaching policy (handbook or guidelines). This group will include the AD, several coaching reps, and a community member if there is interest. Motion Carried. Principal Schmidt explained that there is a handbook in place which could be reviewed as a committee.
Member Winkels extended a thank you to Mary Klamm for her leadership and for moving our district in a positive direction. Supt. Klamm thanked the community, staff and board for the opportunity to work with them.
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Frisk, to adjourn the meeting. Motion Carried
SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #25
Thurs., May 18, 2017
HS Media Center
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order with Freeman, Lund, Winkels, Longbella, Hoemberg and Frisk present (comprising a quorum). Also attending were Staples World Manager, Halvorson; Recording Secretary Madson; and three S-M employees. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Lund, to adopt the agenda as presented. MC
Recognize Public - Chair Freeman welcomed everyone.
Review of Interim Superintendent Candidates
Members took this opportunity to make comments regarding any of the 11 Interim Superintendent applications.
Selection of Interim Superintendent Candidate finalists
Members wrote down their top choices and the choices were tallied with applicants J, K, and M receiving the most votes. Freeman will contact candidates on Friday to schedule interviews and upon accepting an interview, names will be made public. Applicants L and R were the runners-up and will be contacted for an interview if J, K or M decline an interview.
Develop and finalize interview procedures and questions
The list of questions supplied by MSBA was reviewed and narrowed down to 10 questions. Each interview will be 55 minutes.
Motion by Frisk, seconded by Longbella, to adjourn the meeting. MC
Complete minutes are available at www.isd2170.k12.mn.us
STAPLES-MOTLEY ISD #2170
BID REQUEST FOR DAIRY PRODUCTS
Sealed bids for the 2017-18 school year for dairy products will be accepted until 12:00 p.m. on June 16, 2017, in the district office of Independent School District #2170 located at 202 Pleasant Avenue NE, Staples, MN 56479 at which time bids will be opened in said office.
Proposals must be submitted in sealed envelopes with “Bid for Dairy Products” clearly marked in the lower left-hand corner of the envelope. Bids should be sent to Independent School District #2170, District Office, 202 Pleasant Avenue NE, Staples, MN 56479.
Bid specifications may be obtained by contacting the district office at the above address or by calling (218) 894-5400, ext. 3164.
Independent School District #2170 reserves the right to accept or reject, in whole or part, any bid received, and to waive all technicalities.
Dave Hoemberg, Clerk
District, ISD #2170
STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF TODD
SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Case Type: Dissolution without Children
Court File No.
In Re the Marriage of
Dannie Kory Contreras,
THE STATE OF MINNESOTA TO THE ABOVE-NAMED RESPONDENT:
WARNING: YOUR SPOUSE (HUSBAND OR WIFE) HAS FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST YOU FOR DISSOLUTION OF YOUR MARRIAGE A COPY OF THE PAPERWORK REGARDING THE LAWSUIT IS SERVED ON YOU WITH THIS SUMMONS. THIS SUMMONS IS AN OFFICIAL DOCUMENT FROM THE COURT THAT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS. READ THIS SUMMONS CAREFULLY. IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND IT, CONTACT AN ATTORNEY FOR LEGAL ADVICE.
1. The Petitioner (your spouse) has filed a lawsuit against you asking for dissolution of your marriage (divorce). A copy of the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage is attached to this Summons.
2. You must serve upon Petitioner and file with the court a written Answer to the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, and you must pay the required filing fee. Answer forms are available from the court administrator’s office. You must serve your Answer upon Petitioner within thirty (30) days of the date you were served with this Summons, not counting the day of service. If you do not serve and file your Answer, the court may give your spouse everything he or she is asking for in the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.
3. This proceeding involves, affects, or brings into question the real property located at the following address 210 6th Street NE in Todd County, State of Minnesota, with the following legal description: Lot 3, Block 23, Townsite of Staples.
Under Minnesota law, service of this summons makes the following requirements apply to both parties to the action, unless they are modified by the court or the proceeding is dismissed:
(1) Neither party may dispose of any assets except (a) for the necessities of life or for the necessary generation of income or preservation of assets, (b) by an agreement of the parties in writing, or (c) for retaining counsel to carry on or to contest this proceeding.
(2) Neither party may harass the other party.
(3) All currently available insurance coverage must be maintained and continued without change in coverage or beneficiary designation.
(4) Parties to a marriage dissolution proceeding are encouraged to attempt alternative dispute resolution pursuant to Minnesota law. Alternative dispute resolution includes mediation, arbitration and other processes as set forth in the district court rules. You may contact the court administrator about resources in your area. If you cannot pay for mediation or alternative dispute resolution, in some counties, assistance may be available to you through a nonprofit provider or a court program. If you are a victim of domestic abuse or threats as defined in Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 518B, you are not required to try mediation and you will not be penalized by the court in later proceedings.
IF YOU VIOLATE ANY OF THESE PROVISIONS, YOU WILL BE SUBJECT TO SANCTIONS BY THE COURT.
Tina E. Contreras,
210 6th Street NE
Staples, Minnesota 56479
CITY OF STAPLES
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by the City Administrator of the City of Staples, Staples, Minnesota, at 122 6th Street NE, Staples, MN 56479 until 1:00 p.m. on the 21st day of June, 2017, for underground 12.47 kV distribution line work in connection with the Electric Distribution Improvements - 2017 project for City of Staples, Staples, Minnesota, at which time the bids shall be publicly opened and read aloud.
The general nature of the work on which proposals will be received consists of the following:
Construction of primary underground electric distribution lines, including the installation of conduit, cables, box pads, enclosures and other related equipment and material.
The above work shall be in accordance with the specifications and proposed form of contract now on file in the office of the City of Staples in said City of Staples, Minnesota, by this reference made a part hereof, as though fully set out and incorporated herein.
All bids shall be made on bid forms furnished by the Engineer and shall be accompanied by bid security in the form of a certified check or bid bond, made payable to City of Staples, Staples, Minnesota, in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the bid, which security becomes the property of the City of Staples in the event the successful bidder fails to enter into a contract and post satisfactory performance and payment bonds.
Complete digital project bidding documents are available at www.questcdn.com. You may download the digital plan documents for $15 by inputting Quest project #5166777 on the website’s Project Search page. Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or email@example.com for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information. An optional paper set of the proposal forms and specifications for individual use may be obtained from the office of the Engineer, DGR Engineering, 1302 South Union, P.O. Box 511, Rock Rapids, Iowa 51246, telephone 712-472-2531, Fax 712-472-2710, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, upon payment of $100, none of which is refundable.
Payment to the Contractor will be made on the basis of ninety-five percent (95%) upon certification of work completed; five percent (5%) thirty-one (31) days after final completion and acceptance.
The construction may be started after the execution of the Construction Agreement and delivery of a Notice to Proceed issuance. A portion of the project shall be substantially completed by August 31, 2017, and the remaining portion of the project shall be substantially completed by October 13. See Section 01 3213 “Construction Schedule” in the Technical Specifications for more details on construction timing requirements.
The City of Staples reserves the right to defer acceptance of any proposal for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days after the date proposals are received and no proposal may be withdrawn during this period. The City of Staples also reserves the right to reject any or all bids and enter into such contract as it shall deem to be in the best interest of the City of Staples.
CITY OF STAPLES
BY /s/ Jerel Nelsen