Public Notices, March 1, 2018

NOTICE

WADENA COUNTY

PLANNING COMMISSION APPLICATION 

FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT

 

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday the 15th day of March, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Wadena County Courthouse to consider the application of Corey W. & Karen M. Moyer, 23229 182nd St., Verndale, MN  56481, for a Conditional Use Permit for property described as follows: Part of Gov Lot 4 commencing  at NW corner of Gov Lot 4, then due East on North line of Lot 4, 420’, then South parallel with line of Lot 4, 800’, to MHWL of Leaf River, the point of beginning; then North parallel with line of Lot 4 to South right of way line of Township road which runs in an east-west direction; then easterly on & along South right of way line 450’, then parallel with line of Lot 4, to MHWL of Leaf River; then Westerly, on & along MHWL to point of beginning, Bullard Township, Section 20, Township 135N, Range 33W, located in an A-2 Mixed Agriculture Forestry District with Shoreland Overlay.

The application, if approved, would permit motor vehicle and recreational vehicle sales.

All persons interested are invited to attend said hearing and be heard on this matter. Access to the public hearing will be allowed through the Sheriff’s department on the south side of the Courthouse only.

 

Deana M. Malone, 

Planning and Zoning 

Administrator

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NOTICE

FAWN LAKE township 

ELECTION AND ANNUAL MEETING

 

Notice is hereby given to the residents of Fawn Lake Township, County of Todd, that the annual election of township officers and annual town meeting will be held at the town hall on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

Election poll hours will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Offices to be voted on are: one (1) Supervisor, for a three (3) year term, and one (1) Clerk for a two (2) year term.

The Board of Canvass will be held at 8 p.m.

The annual meeting  will immediately follow the Board of Canvass.

In case of inclement weather the meeting will be postponed until Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the same times and place as listed above

 

Kelly Miller, Clerk

Fawn Lake Township

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ADVERTISEMENT)

 

TODD COUNTY

HIGHWAY SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

Closing date:

March 27, 2018

 

Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by the Todd County Public Works Director/Engineer and County Auditor/Treasurer at 44 Riverside Drive, Long Prairie, Minnesota  56347 for the following construction projects:

 

S.P. 077-070-009

6-Inch Latex Edge Line Pavement Markings

Various County 

Roadways (234.40 miles)

 

S.P. 077-070-010

Ground-In Wet 

Reflective Multi-

Component Edge Lines

Various County 

Roadways (37.53 miles)

 

This is an abbreviated advertisement. A full advertisement can be viewed by going to the Public Works website at https://egram.co.todd.mn.us/

 

Loren Fellbaum,

Todd County Public Works Director/Engineer

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TODD COUNTY

2018 DUST CONTROL PROJECT

Closing date:

March 27, 2018

 

Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by the Todd County Public Works Director/Engineer and County Auditor/Treasurer at 44 Riverside Drive, Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347 for the following construction project:

 

C.P. 77-18-08

Calcium Chloride Dust Control Application

Various County 

Roadways (37.607 miles)

 

This is an abbreviated advertisement. A full advertisement can be viewed by going to the Public Works website at https://egram.co.todd.mn.us/

 

Loren Fellbaum,

Todd County Public Works Director/Engineer

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TODD COUNTY

2018 BITUMINOUS PROJECTS

Closing date: 

March 21, 2018

 

Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by the Todd County Public Works Director/Engineer and County Auditor/Treasurer at 44 Riverside Drive, Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347 for the following construction projects:

 

SAP 077-609-009

SAP 077-614-019

CP 18:76

CP 18:77

CP 77-18-01

 

This is an abbreviated advertisement. A full advertisement can be viewed by going to the Public Works website at https://egram.co.todd.mn.us/

 

Loren Fellbaum,

Todd County Public Works Director/Engineer

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NOTICE 

MORAN TOWNSHIP ANNUAL ELECTION AND MEETING

 

Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Moran Township, County of Todd, that the Annual Election of Town Officers and Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the town hall.

The election poll hours will be open from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at whch time the voters will elect: One (1) Supervisor for a three (3) year term; One (1) Clerk for a two (2) year term.

The Board of Canvass will be held at 8:00 p.m.

In case of inclement weather, the meeting and election may be postponed to Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

 

Teresa Wagner, Clerk

Moran Township

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NOTICE

THOMASTOWN ELECTION AND ANNUAL MEETING

 

The polls will be open from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 for the township election of one supervisor and the clerk’s position at the Thomastown Town Hall. The annual meeting of the township will be held following the canvassing of the election at 8:10 p.m. 

The election and annual meeting will be held on March 20 at the same times if there is bad weather on March 13.

 

Stacy Dukowitz, Clerk

Thomastown Township

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NOTICE 

MORAN TOWNSHIP SPECIAL MEETING

 

A Moran Township Special Meeting will be held regarding the Classification of 275th Ave. south of Paint Lane. The meeting will be held March 15, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the town hall.

 

Teresa Wagner, Clerk

Moran Township

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NOTICE

MAY township ANNUAL MEETING

 

May Township will hold its annual meeting on March 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at May Town Hall.

In case of bad weather, the annual meeting will be held the following Tuesday, March 20, 2018, same time and place.

 

Bianca Wyffels, Clerk

May Township

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NOTICE

bYRON township ANNUAL MEETING

 

Byron Township will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Leader Community Hall.

In case of inclement weather, the alternate meeting date will be Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Leader Community Hall.

 

Karen Roubal, Clerk

Byron Township

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NOTICE

becker township ANNUAL MEETING

 

The Becker Township annual meeting will be held March 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Becker Town Hall.

In case of bad weather it will be held the following Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Becker Town Hall.

All township residents are encouraged to attend.

 

Mary Fitcher, Clerk

Becker Township

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NOTICE

POPLAR township ANNUAL MEETING

 

The Poplar Town Board will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in the Leader Community Hall. 

The regular meeting is to follow the annual meeting and the regular agenda will be followed.

 

Sue Peet, Clerk

Poplar Township

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NOTICE 

MEADOWBROOK TOWNSHIP ANNUAL MEETING

 

The annual meeting for Meadowbrook Township will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The meeting will be held at the Leader Community Hall, 6:30 pm. 

In case of bad weather the meeting will be held the following week.

The citizens of Meadowbrook Township are encouraged to attend

 

Darlene Rollins, Clerk

Meadowbrook Township

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NOTICE

MOOSE LAKE township ANNUAL MEETING/

call for bids

 

Moose Lake Township will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Leader Community Hall.

The township is now accepting bids for road maintenance and cemetery maintenance. Send bids to: Moose Lake Township Clerk, 5335 51st Ave. SW, Pine River, MN  56474

In case of inclement weather, the alternate meeting date will be Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Leader Community Hall.

 

Karen Roubal, Clerk

Moose Lake Township

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NOTICE

bARTLETT township ELECTIONS AND ANNUAL MEETING

 

The Bartlett Township Election and Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at the town hall.

The polling hours are from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Officers to be voted on are (1) Supervisor and (1) Clerk.

The Annual Meeting will be held immediately following the election at 8:15 p.m.

Due to liability issues, the township is looking into the removal of rocks, trees and fences in the road right of way which will be discussed at the meeting.

Inclement weather alternate date will be Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the same location and time.

 

Jan Jares, Clerk

Bartlett Township

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NOTICE 

STAPLES TOWNSHIP ELECTION AND ANNUAL MEETING

 

The Staples Township  Election and Annual Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at the Staples Town Hall.

The Polling Hours are 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Positions to be filled are: One (1) supervisor, three (3) year term; One (1) Clerk, two (2) year term.

Board of Canvass will follow the election with the annual meeting immediately after that.

In case of inclement weather, the election and annual meeting will be held one week later on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

 

Bonnie Thoele, Clerk

Staples Township

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Freshwater Education District

MINUTES

ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL AND REGULAR BOARD MEETING FRESHWATER ED. DISTRICT #6004 1/24/18 

STAPLES, MN

 

CALLED TO ORDER BY- 2017 Chair, C Wolf at 5:00 p.m.

Board Present: C. Wolf-LPGE; V. Hinojos-WDC; S. Veronen-Verndale; P. Benning-Browerville; R. VanDenheuvel-BH; R. Thalmann-Henning; J. Kicker-Menahga: B. Lund- SM; C. Funk-Sebeka; Superintendent: D. Fjeldheim-Sebeka; FED Staff: JR. Nesland, L. Murdock, S. Thiel; Guests: K. Barse, K. Porter and J. Nelson.

ROTATION OF OFFICERS- MOTION BY VanDenheuvel and seconded BY Funk to appoint the following officers for calendar year 2018, per the current FED Bylaws: Chair: V. Hinojos, WDC; V. Chair: S. Veronen, Verndale; Clerk: P. Benning, Browerville; Treasurer: R. VanDenheuvel, BH. VOTE- U/C

PASSING OF THE GAVEL TO THE 2018 CHAIR AND APPROVING THE ORGANIZATIONAL AND REGULAR MEETING AGENDA; 5:05 p.m.- MOTION BY Benning and seconded by Lund to modify and approve this agenda after removing the topic of MnTrust. VOTE- U/C

VISITOR COMMENTS- Facility Project 20/20 update by K. Barse. FY-17 Audit Report by K. Porter and J. Nelson.

APPROVAL OF PAST BOARD MINUTES- MOTION BY Thalmann and seconded by Wolf to approve the 10.25.17 minutes as presented. VOTE- U/C

2018 ORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD 

SIGNATURES: MOTION BY Funk and seconded by Benning to authorize the use of a signature plate to sign documents. VOTE- U/C

OFFICIAL DEPOSITORIES: MOTION BY Lund and seconded by Thalmann to name the following as official depositories: 1st International Bank of Staples, MN, and MN School District Liquid Asset Fund, and any other MN FDIC financial institution, and to authorize designated staff to invest funds in these institutions evidence of sufficient collateral. VOTE U/C with R. VanDenheuvel abstaining.

ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFERS: MOTION BY Benning and seconded by Veronen to authorize designated staff to make electronic fund transfers as outlined by State Statutes. VOTE- U/C with R. VanDenheuvel abstaining.

BOARD PER DIEM RATE: MOTION BY Veronen and seconded by VanDenheuvel to approve the same board per diem for regular/special and committee meetings. VOTE- U/C

MEETING DATE/TIME/LOCATION: MOTION BY Wolf and seconded by Lund to set Board meeting dates as follows: (4-25-18) - Wadena, (7-25-18) - Staples, (10-24-18) - Wadena with starting time of 5 p.m. VOTE- U/C

OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER: MOTION BY Benning and seconded by Funk to name the Staples World as the 2018 official newspaper. VOTE-U/C

COMMITTEES AS NAMED BY THE 2018 CHAIR: The Chair announced his appointments to the 2018 Personnel Committee: S. Veronen, C. Funk  and R. Thalmann.

APPOINTMENTS BY THE 2018 CHAIR: NJPA (Service Cooperative District #924): S. Veronen, Otter Tail County Collaborative; R. Thalmann, Todd County Collaborative; R. VanDenheuvel, Supervising Supts: D. Fjeldheim/L. Westrum.

ANNUAL REVIEW OF MANDATED AND ANNUAL DESIGNATED POLICIES

MOTION BY Thalmann and seconded by VanDenheuvel to acknowledge the annual review of identified Policies and action to direct the Ex. Director to maintain the FED Policy Manual in accordance with any MSBA recommended legal revisions and/or legislative mandatory revisions. VOTE-U/C

NAMING A FY-18 FINANCIAL AUDIT FIRM: MOTION BY Funk and seconded by Thalmann to table this action and direct Ex. Director to request a 3 year quote from Mayer, Porter & Nelson, Ltd. VOTE- U/C

NAMING THE 2018 DESIGNATED SCHOOL LAW FIRMS: MOTION BY Veronen and seconded by Wolf to name Hitesman & Associates, P.A, Maple Grove; Kennedy & Graven, Mpls; as well as Pemberton Law, Wadena; as the 2018 Consulting Law Firms for the FED and to limit authorization of contact to the Ex. Director, SPED Director, and the current FED Chair. VOTE- U/C

ACTION TO AUTHORIZE E-SERVICES ROLES: MOTION BY VanDenheuvel and seconded by Benning to name the designated staff as Freshwater E-Service. VOTE- U/C

DESIGNATION OF IDENTIFIED OFFICIAL WITH AUTHORITY FOR MDE EXTERNAL USER ACCESS RECERTIFICATION SYSTEM: MOTION BY Thalmann and seconded by Lund to Authorize J. Nesland to act as the Identified Official with Authority for FED No. 6004. VOTE-U/C

OLD BUSINESS

REVIEW OF SUPERINTENDENT MTG. MINUTES: MOTION BY Funk and seconded by Wolf to accept the 11-8-17 and 1-10-18 Supt Advisory Council Mtg. Minutes as presented. VOTE- U/C

REVIEW of 12-6-17 FED Legislative Day Summary and 2018 Supt. Mtg. Dates.

CONFIRMING THE PROJECT 20/20 GENERAL CONTRACTOR: MOTION BY VanDenheuvel and seconded by Wolf to confirm the naming of Nor-Son Construction, Brainerd, MN, as the Contractor for the 20/20 Building Project, through NJPA Pre-qualified bid process. VOTE- U/C

NEW BUSINESS 

AND REPORTS

ECFE/ SR REPORT: READING FOR THE FUTURE (RFF) DONATIONS- MOTION BY Thalmann and seconded by Lund to accept the following donations for the RFF Program: $50 - Faith Lutheran Church, Staples, MN; $100 - Star Bank, Bertha, MN; $50 - Unity Bank, Staples, MN; $25 - Mayer, Porter & Nelson, Ltd., Staples, MN; $150 - Long Prairie Packing Co, Long Prairie, MN; $200 - Trident Seafood, Motley, MN; $150 - MidMinesota Federal Credit Union, Staples, MN; $100 - MN National Bank, Sauk Centre, MN; $100 - Lincoln Scandia Valley Lions Club, Motley, MN; $200 - Lakewood health System, Staples, MN; $200 - McDonalds, Long Prairie, MN; $500 - American Legion, Long Prairie, MN; $100 - American Legion Post 24, Motley, MN; $250 - Browerville Lions Gaming, Browerville, MN; $1,000 - Lions Club of Motley, MN. VOTE- U/C

REVIEW of ECFE Advisory Board Packet.

SPECIAL EDUCATION REPORT: AUTHORIZATION TO PURCHASE 2 FY-18 SPED VANS: MOTION BY VanDenheuvel and seconded by Funk to authorize the purchase of 2 SpEd Vans to be delivered in the spring of 2018 with the 2006 Year bus to be traded. VOTE- U/C

ACTION TO ADVERTISE AN RFP OF MENTAL HEALTH PROPOSAL: MOTION BY Lund and seconded by Wolf to authorize the advertisement of an RFP for Mental Health Services. VOTE- U/C

ALC/TARGETED SERVICES REPORT: REVIEW of Member Extended Time Revenue Retainage

TECHNOLOGY REPORT: UPDATE given of Menu Option: Internet Connection Hosted by FED 

MEMBER SERVICES: ACTION TO APPROVE E-RATE CONSULTING CONTRACT: MOTION BY Funk and seconded by VanDenheuvel, to approve the contract between FED and E-Rate Educational Services for consulting services effective FY-18. VOTE- U/C

REVIEW of FED Member District Audit Firm Survey.

BOARD COMMITTEES & CONSULTANTS: Reviewed minutes from the 10-24-17, 10-25-17 and 11-14-17 Board Personnel Committee Mtgs.

BUSINESS, FINANCE AND NEW BUSINESS FINANCIAL

REPORTS AND CURRENT BILLS: MOTION BY Veronen and seconded by Thalmann, to approve the 10-20-17 through 1-19-18 cash reports and payments of checks numbered 120095 through 120390. VOTE- U/C

REVIEW of FY-19 Menu Options update.

ACTION TO RECOGNIZE THE RECEIPT AND REVIEW OF THE FY-17 FINANCIAL AUDIT: MOTION BY Funk and seconded by Lund, to acknowledge receipt and review of the FY-17 financial audit and direct the auditing firm to forward a copy to MDE. VOTE- U/C

ACTION TO SUBMIT THE REQUIRED “REVIEW AND COMMENT”  TO THE MDE: MOTION BY VanDenheuvel and seconded by Thalmann to approve the proposed building project and direct it to be submitted hereafter, to the Commissioner of Education, for a MDE 60 day Review & Comment. VOTE- U/C

AUTHORIZATION FOR THE BOARD TO COMMIT AN ADDITIONAL $400,000 TO THE FACILITIES RESERVED ACCOUNT: MOTION BY VanDenheuvel and seconded by Funk, to Commit $400,000 to the Facilities Reserved account for future use of FED owned facility improvements. VOTE- U/C

AUTHORIZATION FOR THE BOARD TO COMMIT AN ADDITIONAL $100,000 TO THE OPEB RESERVED ACCOUNT: MOTION BY Veronen and seconded by Wolf, to Commit $100,000 to the OPEB reserve account for future OPEB obligations. VOTE- U/C

ADDENDUM TO THE ACH AGREEMENT WITH 1st INTERNATIONAL BANK & TRUST FOR SAME DAY ACH SERVICES: MOTION BY VanDenheuvel and seconded by Thalmann, to approve the addendum to the current ACH Agreement between FED and 1st International Bank & Trust to allow for Same Day ACH services. VOTE- U/C

ACTION TO ADOPT FY-18 SENIORITY LIST: MOTION BY Funk and seconded by Wolf, to approve and post the FY-18 Freshwater Teacher-Itinerant Seniority list as presented. VOTE- U/C

ACTION OF THE 17-18 SPED PARA SENIORITY LIST: MOTION BY Wolf and seconded by VanDenheuvel, to approve and post the SpEd Para Seniority list as presented. VOTE- U/C

ACTION OF THE 17-18 SPED RVR DRIVERS SENIORITY LIST: MOTION BY Thalmann and seconded by Wolf, to approve and post the SpEd RVR Drivers Seniority list as presented. VOTE- U/C

REVIEW of the Annual Administrative Memo Regarding Probationary and Term Employees and Classified Employee First Date of Employment List.

ACTION TO REVISE THE CURRENT YEAR BUDGET: MOTION BY Lund and seconded by Veronen, to approve Revision II modification of the current FY-18 financial budget as follows; VOTE- U/C

FUND:

01 General - Revenue: $9,105,108; Expenditures: $9,640,694

FUND:

04 Community Service - Revenue: $600,215; Expenditures: $607,873

REVIEW of the new Tiered Licensure in Minnesota.

UPDATE of the FED shared servers that were disrupted December 17. Freshwater Staff is working with the FED insurance company to determine the extent of the incident. Once the results have been reviewed, information will be shared with the staff and Board.

SERVICE CO-OP REGION V SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION: Each FED Board Member has the opportunity to vote for one of the six candidates. There were no comments or endorsements. JR Nesland collected the Ballots and delivered them.

APPROVE PROPOSAL/SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH PITNEY BOWES: MOTION BY VanDenheuvel and seconded by Wolf, to approve a 5 year service agreement with Pitney Bowes for lease of postage meter. VOTE- U/C

REVIEW of FED Member District Teacher Settlement Summary.

PERSONNEL TOPICS AND CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

MOTION BY Funk and seconded by Kicker, to approve the items as follows: FMLA request of G. Noon; Permission to advertise and fill School Psych, Speech Language Pathologist; Hiring of J. Holmquist; Resignation of M. Hawes, N. Heilmann and K. Swenson; Re-assignment of M. Becker; Voluntary Reduction of K. Swenson; Adoption of the 17-19 FED #6004 and Ed MN FED Ed District No 7335 Master Agreement and Adoption of FED #6004 and Ed MN FED Ed District SpEd Para & RVRD Group Master Agreement. VOTE- U/C

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION BY Thalmann and seconded by Wolf, to adjourn the meeting at 7:13 p.m. VOTE- U/C

 

Pre-approved publication summary

 

Respectifully submitted:

Penny Benning, Clerk

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Staples Motley School Board

ISD #2170

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #15 

Monday, January 22, 2018, 7 p.m.; High School Media Center

MINUTES

 

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, Schmidt and Regan; Activities Director, VanOverbeke; Staples World Manager, Halvorson; a number of students, employees and community members; and Recording Secretary Madson. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. 

The public was recognized and welcomed.

Motion by Winkels, seconded by Freeman, to accept the addition of Items 15a and 15b to the Agenda. MC

Motion by Frisk, seconded by Lund, to adopt the agenda as presented. MC 

School/Community Forum

a. Health and Wellness: Carrin DeLong, District Nurse and Shelly Miller, Food Service Director presented some research data regarding students with food allergies, as well as some statistics regarding SM students who have been identified with an allergy or intolerance. 

Consent Agenda

Motion by Winkels, seconded by Frisk, to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. MC  

Finance Items 

The Financial Report was available for review. 

Motion by Freeman, seconded by Winkels, to approve the Financial Report and Vouchers. MC 

Motion by Lund, seconded by Frisk, to approve the Pay Equity and Compliance Report. MC

Motion by Freeman, seconded by Winkels, to approve the Resolution Authorizing Entry into Joint Powers Agreement with PMA Financial Network MC

Personnel

Motion by Winkels, seconded by Frisk, to approve the contract for Scott Engebretson, Transportation Director; Grade 15P; eff. Feb. 12, 2018. MC

Motion by Lund, seconded by Winkels, to accept the resignation of Dave Hoemberg, and to announce that Staples-Motley ISD #2170 School Board has a vacancy to fill the remainder of the term. MC 

Motion by Freeman, seconded by Winkels, to approve the contract for Tammi Brisson, Step 1 BA; 5th grade teacher for the remainder of this school year. MC

Policy and Other 

Motion by Winkels, seconded by Frisk to approve the Coaches Handbook with revisions. MC 

Motion by Lund, seconded by Freeman, to approve Policies #704 Development and Maintenance of Fixed Assets and #407 Employee Right to Know with no changes; Policies #405 Veteran’s Preference Hiring; #525 Violence Prevention; and #906 Community notification of Predatory Offenders with minor MSBA recommended revisions; and Policy #202 School Board Officer duties with minor additions. MC 

Motion by Freeman to advertise the School Board vacancy; and accept applicants Jan. 29 - Feb. 5. The Board will review applicants and appoint a new Board Member at a Special Meeting on Feb. 5. MC

It was noted that the new member cannot sit on a committee or at the board until 30 days following appointment. 

ADJOURN Regular Meeting

Motion by Freeman, seconded by Frisk, to adjourn the regular meeting and move into Closed Session for an update on Certified Negotiations. MC 

Reconvene in Closed Session

Negotiations Update

ADJOURNMENT

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SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #16

Monday, February 5, 2018, 7 p.m. 

Staples-Motley High School Media Center

MINUTES

 

Call to order

The meeting was called to order with Longbella, Freeman, Lund, Frisk and Winkels present (comprising a quorum). Also attending were Supt. Bratlie; Business Manager Boesen; Principals Schmidt and Regan; a number of employees, community members and students; Staples World Manager, Halverson and Recording Secretary, Madson. 

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion by Winkels, seconded by Frisk, to adopt the agenda as presented.

Chair Longbella welcomed everyone and extended a “thank you” to the five individuals who submitted applications for the Board vacancy. Applicants were urged to consider running in the election this fall. 

School Board Vacancy

Review Candidate Applications

Applications from Paul Anderson, Brad Anderson, Jeremy Reeck, Mark Carlson and Heidi Smith had been received and reviewed by the Board. Longbella explained the process indicating the successful candidate must receive three votes to win.

In the first round of voting: Freeman voted for B. Anderson; Frisk voted for Jeremy Reeck; Lund voted for P. Anderson; Longbella voted for Reeck; and Winkels voted for B. Anderson.

B. Anderson and Jeremy Reeck moved on to the second round.

Lund voted for Anderson; Longbella voted for Reeck; Winkels voted for Anderson; Freeman voted for Anderson; Frisk voted for Reeck.

Appoint a candidate to fill the unexpired term of Dave Hoemberg, 

ending Dec. 31, 2018.  

Motion by Lund, seconded by Winkels, to appoint Brad Anderson to fill the unexpired term of Dave Hoemberg, ending on Dec. 31, 2018. MC  

Mr. Anderson will be sworn in after 30 days. 

Finance 

Mr. Bratlie talked about finance projections and asked what the Board would be like to see as their fund balance. One month of operating expenses was the consensus. 

The budget reduction process will take place at the March Work Session and the regular March meeting. 

Facility Update

Mr. Bratlie reported that he will be meeting with ICS (FJJ) to look at the contract we have with them and determine the next steps.

Maps of the land at two locations were distributed:  Hwy. 10 between Motley and Staples and the land the district owns by CLC. 

The process as we move ahead was discussed. A Special Board Meeting was scheduled for Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 to continue discussing the building options and come up with a plan to take to the community. Mr. Bratlie will try to have some concrete dollar amounts for each option. 

Phase 1 of this project continues up through the November election at which time Phase 2, Implementation would begin. 

Freeman expressed that the Board must move forward as a unified group.

Adjournment

Motion by Frisk, seconded by Lund, to adjourn the meeting. MC 

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SPECIAL

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #17 

Monday, February 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m., High School Media Center

MINUTES

 

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order with members Longbella, Freeman, Lund, Frisk and Winkels presents (comprising a quorum).  Also attending were Supt. Bratlie; Business Manager, Boesen; Board appointee, Brad Anderson; Principals Regan, Johnson and Schmidt; two members of the ICS firm; Building and Grounds, Peterson; and a number of employees, students and community members; Staples World Manager, Halvorson and Recording Secretary, Madson. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion by Lund, seconded by Winkels, to adopt the agenda as presented.  MC 

Facility 

Mr. Bratlie presented a preliminary analysis of tax impact on tax payors based on a $100,000 home.

Building options as well as funding options were discussed. Architects and engineers will need to be brought in before we know what is feasible. Our plan will need to need to be submitted and approved by MDE in June. 

Motion by Lund, seconded by Winkels, to recommend moving ahead with Plan A, a K-12 building on the present HS site, with the contingency to move to Plan B, building at the present elementary site, if unforeseen circumstances arise. MC 

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Lund, to form a Steering Committee, comprised of Mr. Bratlie, LeRoy Peterson, Bryan Winkels and Greg Frisk.  MC   

This committee will grow as we move forward to include Principals, Department Heads and other interested parties.

Adjourn regular meeting

Motion by Lund, seconded by Frisk, adjourn the regular meeting and move into closed session for an update in negotiations. MC 

Closed Session

Motion by Winkels, seconded by Lund, to reconvene in closed session. MC 

Negotiations Update

Adjourn Closed Session

Motion by Frisk, seconded by Winkels, to adjourn. MC

 

Complete minutes can be viewed at: www.isd2170.k12.mn.us

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