Public Notices May 27, 2020

NOTICE OF STATE PRIMARY ELECTION MAIL BALLOT PROCEDURES

TO THE VOTERS OF SWANVILLE CITY IN TODD COUNTY, MINNESOTA

 

1. This notice is given to all residents of mail ballot precincts in the State of Minnesota.

2. On August 11, 2020, the State of Minnesota is holding a State Primary Election.

3. Eligible voters not pre-registered by July 21, 2020, or pre-registered voters wishing to receive their ballot at a temporary address may contact the Todd County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office by phone, mail or in person for an absentee ballot application.

4. A voter who is not registered to vote in the district on the 21st day before the election may submit, by mail or in person, an application for absentee ballot to the County Auditor of Todd County and receive voter registration forms and an absentee ballot for the election.

5. The County Auditor of Todd County no earlier than forty-six (46) days and no later than fourteen (14) days before the date of the election will mail the ballots. The ballot will be addressed to the voter at the voter’s residence as shown on the registration file unless the voter requests, in writing, an absentee ballot that will be mailed to the voter at a different address.

6. The voted official ballot may be returned by mail (a postage prepaid return envelope is included when the ballots are mailed), or may be delivered in person, or delivered by designated agent to: Todd County Auditor-Treasurer 215 1st Avenue S, Suite 201, Long Prairie, MN 56347. The voter and the voter’s witness must complete the mail voter’s certificate on the return envelope. The voter may bring his/her blank ballot and envelopes to the Auditor’s Office to have a staff member serve as a witness if they do not have a witness.

7. In addition to the normal business hours, extended hours for absentee and mail ballot voting are: Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Monday, August 10, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

8. The polling place for this election will be at the Todd County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office 215 1st Ave. S, Suite 201, Long Prairie, MN 56347. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. At least one assistive voting device will be available at the polling place; allowing for persons with disabilities to vote privately and independently.

9. All mail ballots will be counted at the Todd County Main Street Government Center at 347 Central Avenue, Long Prairie, MN 56347 after 8:00 p.m. on August 11, 2020.

Additional information is available by contacting the Todd County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office by phone 320-732-4414, by e-mail elections@co.todd.mn.us, or in person.

 

Dated this 

22nd day of May, 2020.

 

Denise Gaida, Todd County Auditor-Treasurer

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STAPLES-MOTLEY ISD #2170

Staples, Minnesota

INVITATION FOR BIDS

BREAD AND  RELATED BAKERY PRODUCTS

 

1. Notice is hereby given, that Staples-Motley Independent School District No. 2170, Staples, MN, will receive sealed bids for Bread and Related Bakery Products for the 2020-2021 school year according to the specification and conditions which may be obtained from the office of the Superintendent of Schools, Staples-Motley Schools, ISD No. 2170, 905 4th Street NE, Staples, Minnesota. Bids shall be submitted in the form and manner contained in the specifications and the conditions.

2. Sealed bids must be received in the office of the Superintendent no later than June 11, 2020, at 1:00 o’clock p.m. at which time the bids will be opened and tabulated.  

3. On June 15, 2020, at 6:00 o’clock p.m., the school board will meet to evaluate all bids and act thereon. The school district reserves the right to accept, reject or negotiate any bid and to make an award which is deemed most favorable and advantageous to the school district. If further information is desired, interested persons should contact the district office, phone 218-894-5400.

Dated this 19th day of May 2020.

 

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2170

Staples, Minnesota

 

Gregg Frisk, Clerk

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STAPLES-MOTLEY ISD #2170

Staples, Minnesota

INVITATION FOR BIDS

MILK AND RELATED DAIRY PRODUCTS

 

1. Notice is hereby given, that Staples-Motley Independent School District No. 2170, Staples, MN, will receive sealed bids for Milk and Related Dairy Products for the 2020-2021 school year according to the specification and conditions which may be obtained from the office of the Superintendent of Schools, Staples-Motley Schools, ISD No. 2170, 905 4th Street NE, Staples, Minnesota. Bids shall be submitted in the form and manner contained in the specifications and the conditions.

2. Sealed bids must be received in the office of the Superintendent no later than June 11, 2020, at 1:00 o’clock p.m. at which time the bids will be opened and tabulated.  

3. On June 15, 2020, at 6:00 o’clock p.m., the school board will meet to evaluate all bids and act thereon. The school district reserves the right to accept, reject or negotiate any bid and to make an award which is deemed most favorable and advantageous to the school district. If further information is desired, interested persons should contact the district office, phone 218-894-5400.

 

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2170

Staples, Minnesota

 

Gregg Frisk, Clerk

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NOTICE 

LEADER COMMUNITY HALL BOARD

 

The Leader Community Hall Board will meet at the Hall on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Mark Strom

Secretary

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NOTICE 

MORAN TOWNSHIP

 

Moran Township is seeking a town clerk to serve until our next annual election in March of 2021. This is a paid position. If interested contact Arlyn Mack at 218-640-2481 or 320-594-6039.

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Staples Motley

School Board Minutes

ISD #2170

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #25 

April 20, 2020 

6:00 p.m.

District Office

 

MINUTES

 

The meeting was held electronically as permitted by MN Statute 13D.021.

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order with Winkels present on site; Longbella, Freeman, Anderson, Lund and Frisk were present remotely. Also attending were: Supt. Tappe; Business Services, Herdegen; Principals Johnson, Regan and Schmidt; Staples World Editor, Anderson; and Recording Secretary, Madson

Opening statement by Chair Winkels regarding remote meeting protocol

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. 

Motion by Frisk, seconded by Longbella, to adopt the agenda as presented. Upon a Roll Call vote, voting in favor: Anderson, Longbella, Frisk, Winkels, Lund, and Freeman. Opposed: none. MC 

COVID-19 Meeting action

Motion by Lund, seconded by Anderson, to approve holding remote meetings electronically or by teleconference as needed. Upon a Roll Call vote, voting in favor: Anderson, Longbella, Frisk, Winkels, Lund, and Freeman. Opposed: none. MC 

“Due to the declared health pandemic and the declared state of emergency and pursuant to Minnesota Statute 13D.021, until further notice, all school board meetings may be held by teleconference or other electronic means.” 

Taking this action does not inhibit school board members from personally attending a school board meeting, it just provides notice that some or all of the school board members may be participating in the meeting from a remote location. M.S. 13D.021 does not require that a physical location for each school board member be posted.

Consent Agenda:

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

(Due to technology issues, Freeman was not able to be remotely present for the remainder of the meeting)

Donations, Grants and In-Kind Donations

Motion by Frisk, seconded by Longbella, to approve the Resolution to Accept Donations, Grants and In-Kind Donations $842. Upon a Roll Call vote, voting in favor: Anderson, Longbella, Frisk, Winkels, Lund. Opposed: none. MC 

Finance Items 

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Frisk, to authorize payment of the vouchers. Upon a Roll Call vote, voting in favor: Anderson, Longbella, Frisk, Winkels, Lund. Opposed: none. MC 

Personnel

Motion by Lund, seconded by Frisk to approve the Resolution for Non-Renewal of probationary teacher, Darla Davis. Upon a Roll Call vote, voting in favor: Anderson, Longbella, Frisk, Winkels, Lund. Opposed: none. MC 

Motion by Frisk, seconded by Longbella, to approve the Alternative Teacher Professional Pay System (ATTPPS/QCOMP) MOU for 2020-21. Upon a Roll Call vote, voting in favor: Anderson, Longbella, Frisk, Winkels, Lund. Opposed: none.  MC 

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Anderson, to approve unpaid leaves for a-d. Upon a Roll Call vote, voting in favor: Anderson, Longbella, Frisk, Winkels, Lund. Opposed: none   MC 

Reports:

Principals and Activities - written reports were included 

Superintendent Tappe updated the Board on Distance Learning and that staff are doing a great job; Meals continue to be delivered to families and we are serving around 900 students per meal. The district is moving forward with budget reductions; the district is waiting for a decision from MSHSL on spring activities. Interviews will be held soon for the DOS/Activities Director. The school garden project is moving forward. 

SMEA - Jill Schneider reported that staff are working hard with Distance Learning and also thanked the administration for their guidance during this time. 

Adjournment 

Motion by Frisk, seconded by Anderson, to adjourn the meeting at 6:26 p.m. Upon a Roll Call vote, voting in favor: Anderson, Longbella, Frisk, Winkels, Lund,  Opposed: none. MC 

Complete minutes are available at www.isd2170.k12.mn.us

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Freshwater

Education District

MINUTES

REGULAR BOARD MEETING FRESHWATER ED. DISTRICT #6004 4/22/20 

 

CALLED TO ORDER at 5:02 p.m. by J. Hillmer, Chair.

Board Present: J. Hillmer-Browerville, R. VanDenheuvel-B-H, K. Howard-Menahga, R. Thalmann-Henning, B. Lund-S-M, C. Funk-Sebeka, C. Wolf-LP-GE, V. Hinojos-W-DC, S. Veronen-Verndale. Others: Supt. D. Fjeldheim-Sebeka. FED Admin: J. Nesland, L. Murdock, E. Weber, J. Anderson; Recorder: S. Thiel-FED  

AGENDA- MOTION BY Howard and seconded by Thalmann to approve the agenda modified. Vote-U/C.

PAST BOARD MINUTES- MOTION BY Funk and seconded by Veronen to approve the 1/22/2020 minutes as presented. Vote-U/C. 

Old Business

MOTION BY Lund and seconded by Funk to accept the 2/7/2020 Supt. Advisory Council Mtg. Minutes as presented. Vote- U/C.

MOTION BY Veronen and seconded by VanDenheuvel to approve the MOU from the Teacher Agreement regarding Specialist Degree. Vote-U/C.

MOTION BY Funk and seconded by Hinojos to approve the revision of the 2020-2021 Regular Board Mtg. Dates as follows: 7/22, 9/23, 10/28, 11/18,2020, 1/27, 3/24, 4/28, 6/23, 9/22, 10/27 and 11/24, 2021. Vote-U/C.

MOTION BY Thalmann and seconded by VanDenheuvel to authorize the FY-21 staff changes the use of a signature plate to sign documents. Vote-U/C.

Business and Finance

MOTION BY VanDenheuvel and seconded by Howard to approve the 1/21/20 through 4/15/20 voucher claims as presented. Vote-U/C. 

MOVED BY Funk and seconded by Hinojos: To gratefully accepts the following donations as identified: V.F.W Post #3922, Wadena~ $25; Staples Lions Club, Staples~ $250 for the Reading for the Future Program. Vote- declared duly Adopted.

MOTION BY Lund and seconded by Wolf to approve Revision III modification of the current FY-20 financial budget as presented. Vote-U/C.

New Business

MOTION BY Funk and seconded by Howard to authorize FED to sell 78 days of Business Services to Verndale District #818, effective 7/1/20. Vote-U/C. 

MOTION BY VanDenheuvel and seconded by Thalmann to accept the FY-21 Internet Bid from Arvig, Perham, MN at a pre E-Rate monthly cost. Vote-U/C.

MOTION BY Hinojos and seconded by Funk to name the Personnel Committee Chair, S. Veronen as oversight of Director Contract. Vote-U/C.

MOTION BY Veronen and seconded by Lund to approve the agreement between FED ALC & Rural MN CEP, effective 20/21 SY. Vote-U/C.

MOTION BY Funk and seconded by VanDenhuevel to approve the Interim FY-21 Budget as presented. Vote- U/C.

MOTION BY Thalmann and seconded by Howard to recognize the revised FY-20 Carl Perkins CTE Plan Approval as presented. Vote-U/C.

MOTION BY Hinojos and seconded by VanDenheuvel to approve the contract for M. Ward, Carl Perkins Coord. Vote-U/C.

MOTION BY Funk and seconded by Lund to approve the FY-20 CMERDC Copier Maint. Agrmt. as presented. Vote-U/C.

MOTION BY Veronen and seconded by Thalmann to approve the FED Grp. health insurance calling for public bid with effective date being 1/1/2021. Vote-U/C.

MOTION BY VanDenheuvel and seconded by Funk to approve of the 2-Yr Consulting Agrmt. between FED and North Risk Partners as health insurance broker through 12/31/2022. Vote-U/C.

MOTION BY Hinojos and seconded by Funk to approve the request of 12 Field Trips and one Fundraiser for the 20/21 SY, Level IV Program. Vote-U/C. 

MOTION BY Howard and seconded by Wolf to approve the annual Food Service Purchase Agrmts. with ISDs #2155, #2170 and #2753 for the 20/21 SY. Vote-U/C.

MOTION BY Veronen and seconded by Hinojos to approve the 20/21 agrmt. with Interquest Detection Canines for the sites of the Level IV Academies, SALC and WALC. Vote-U/C. 

MOTION BY Wolf and seconded by Lund to approve the request of 10 Field Trips and six Fundraisers per site for the 20/21 SY, ALCs. Vote-U/C. 

MOTION BY Funk and seconded by Hinojos to approve the FY-21 Empl. Handbook as presented. Vote-U/C.

MOTION BY Thalmann and seconded by Vandenheuvel to approve the SR/ECFE Service Agrmt. between FED and SM District #2170, effective the 20/21 SY. Vote-U/C.

Department Reports

The following updates were presented: SPED 40/60 percent (%) Shared Services Formula; Funding Method of joint SpEd ECSE Program; TS Outreach Prog.; Midlevel Prog. Ideas and Vision Planning for ALC Programs and Sites; Tech Audit overseen by Sourcewell Tech; FEF Budget and FED Finance; 19/20 Teacher Settlement Summary; COVID-19 Issues Related to FED; Principals Advisory Mtg. held in Feb. and FED’s Distance Learning Plan.

Reviewed the following mtg. minutes; 1/22/20 Pers. Committee Mtg; 5/1/20 Health Benefit Committee. 

PERSONNEL CONSENT AGENDA- MOTION BY Hinojos and seconded by Thalmann to approve the items as follows: ALC: Hiring of S.Riewer, Short-Term Sub; Increase in hrs. for T. Border and C. Salathe; Resignation of M. Schwanke; SPED: FY-21 and 22 SpEd Dir. Contract for L. Murdock; Adoption Policy 400.11L; Permission to Advertise and Fill by Hiring N. Page, L.  Baumgart, C. Tumberg, S. McKeever, Hiring of D.  Sworski, Increase in hrs. for J. Nodsle, Decrease in hrs. T. Brown; ECFE: Resignation of T. Bartels, Permission to Advertise and Fill by Hiring E. Patnode; AGENCY WIDE: Naming M. Mathers Director of Prog. & Eval., J. L. Anderson as Business Mang., Adoption of Policies 400.12L, 400.14L; Elimination of the FED Lead Custodian position, Increase in days for Custodial Position; Decrease in Days for S. DeMars;  FED: Approve of the FED Personnel Policies for Certified and Mgmt Empl. as Policy 400.13L. Roll Call Vote-U/C.

ADJOURNMENT- Chair Hillman adjourn the meeting at 6:24 p.m.

 

Preapproved Publication Summary

Respectifully submitted:

Rod Thalman, Clerk

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Staples World

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100 Staples, MN 56479 Telephone: (218) 894-1112 - Fax: (218) 894-3570 Toll Free: 1-888-894-1112 E Mail: office@staplesworld.com

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