Public Notices Nov. 23, 2017
REGULAR BOARD MEETING FRESHWATER EDUCATION DISTRICT #6004 WADENA, MN 10/25/17
CALLED TO ORDER at 5:30 p.m. by C. Wolf, Chair.
Board Present: C. Wolf-LPGE, R. Thalmann-Henning, V. Hinojos-WDC, J. Kangas-Menahga, S. Veronen-Verndale, B. Lund-SM, P. Benning-Browerville, C. Funk-Sebeka, R. VanDenheuvel-BH, Supt: D. Fjeldheim-Sebeka, Others: J. Nesland, L. Murdock, S. Thiel.
MOTION By VanDenheuvel, seconded by Benning to approve the 8-23-17 minutes as presented. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Funk, seconded by Kangas to approve the Agenda as presented. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Lund, seconded by Veronen to approve Supt Advisory Council Minutes from 9.13.17 and 10-11-17. VOTE- U/C
REVIEWED ECFE/SR 17/18 by Schedule, Informational Brochure and Four Start Parent Aware Award for Districts of Bertha-Hewitt, Browerville and Long Prairie-Grey Eagle.
SPECIAL EDUCATION REPORT
UPDATE- Staffing for 17/18 SY is complete; Information shared on ECSE General Ed. Aid calculation.
MOTION BY Benning, seconded by VanDenheuvel to approve the NJPA Small Project Partnership Grant in the amount of $2,267 for the Mid-Level ALC site. VOTE- U/C
REVIEWED ALC’s 10-1-17 Enrollment and Attendance per each Site.
MOTION BY Funk, seconded by Hinojos to approve the Todd-Wadena Electric Co-op Grant in the amount of $1,000 for the Mid-Level ALC site. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Kangas, seconded by Lund to approve the agreement with the Rising Phoenix for cleaning services for the Wadena ALC site. VOTE- U/C
REVIEWED cost/benefit of the Freshwater Wide Area Network (WAN)
REVIEWED the 17 year funding trend of E-Rate reimbursement program.
MOTION BY Thalmann, seconded by VanDenheuvel to approve the FED Health Ins. renewal, of the three current plans, effective 1-1-18, as recommended by the FED Health Benefits Committee. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Funk, seconded by Thalmann to hereby take board action to Commit the amount of $128,880 in a General Fund reserve account, for possible future invoicing from the FCC regarding E-Rate reimbursement to three Freshwater Schools. ROLL CALL VOTE- The following voted in Favor: C. Wolf, V. Hinojos, S. Veronen, P. Benning, R. VanDenheuvel, R. Thalmann, J. Kangas, B. Lund, and C. Funk. Voting Against: None. Motion Carried.
MOTION BY Hinojos, seconded by Veronen to approve Revision I of the FY18 budget as presented.
FUND 01 General: Revenue, $8,718,211; Expenditures, $9,455,927
FUND 04 Community Service: Revenue, $606,953; Expenditures, $608,014
MOTION BY Lund, seconded by VanDenheuvel to set the 2018 FED Board Organizational Mtg. for 5 p.m. at the FED Offices located at the CLC campus in Staples on the date of 1-24-18. VOTE-U/C
REVIEWED the proposed 2018 FED Regular Board and Supt. Advisory Council Mtg. Schedules.
REVIEWED the Actuarial Valuation of the Two Year GASB 75 Statement.
UPDATE of 20/20 Facility Planning Project; Ground breaking in the spring of 2018 at a new location.
NJPA- ORB- GORDIAN- BHH are the groups leading the project. At this time, it is anticipated that the facility will be able to be utilized in the summer or fall of 2019 with the proposed ranking uses of the facility to be; the Level IV Program, Special Education Staff, and the Administrative Staff. Following the special education staff move, the US 10 Freshwater building will be sold.
UPDATE of “Excess Sale” held on 7-25-17; total receipts for the sale were $229.25.
MOTION BY Lund, seconded by Veronen to purchase, from the city of Wadena, approximately 7.39 acres of land, located South of Wadena on Hwy 71, at a purchase price of $45,000 for the Sped Level IV Strategic Investment Facility Improvement Project, per the terms and conditions of the proposed Purchase Agreement and the herein amendment to this Purchase Agreement that requires the closing date to follow the completion of the city annexation of this property. The following voted Favor: R. Thalmann, J. Kangas, B. Lund, C. Funk, C. Wolf, V. Hinojos, S. Veronen, P. Benning, and R. VanDenheuvel. The following voted Against: None. Motion Carried.
SpEd Director, L. Murdock publically stated her appreciation of J. Nesland and for all the hard work he has put into this project.
UPDATE of FED Legislative Day; Weds., Dec. 6, from 9 a.m.-11a.m., located at FED/CLC, Staples.
MOTION BY Thalmann, seconded by Benning to approve the submittal of the Title IX Annual MDE report acknowledging compliance with State and Federal Laws Prohibiting Discrimination. VOTE: U/C
MOTION BY VanDenheuvel, seconded by Hinojos to accept anonymous donation of $700 to the Gabe Rapatz Scholarship. VOTE: U/C
REVIEWED 10-4-17 Health Benefits Committee Minutes.
REVIEWED 8-23-17 TCC Annual Minutes and FACTS Informational Brochure.
BUSINESS, FINANCE, AND OTHER NEW BUSINESS
MOTION BY Benning, seconded by Veronen to approve the 8-18-17 through 10-19-17 cash reports and payments of checks numbered 119878 - 120094. VOTE-U/C
MOTION BY Funk, seconded by Hinojos to approve disposal of some depreciated fixed assets. VOTE: U/C
MOTION BY Lund, seconded by Kangas to approve the interview scheduling and finalization of naming one prequalified contractor, per the terms and conditions of the NJPA national ezIQC bidding process, as coordinated by ORB/NJPA and approving the contract for the project architect firm of BHH. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Funk, seconded by Thalmann to request an audit cost proposal for the FY18-19. VOTE: U/C
PERSONNEL TOPICS AND CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS
MOTION BY Benning, seconded by VanDenheuvel to approve the following personnel items as follows: Hiring of S. Lee, J. Rice, J. Allen; Lane Change of S. Holper, G. Newman, M. Parker, K. Witthuhn, K. Marstein and J. Hnedrickx; FMLA Leave of M. Robertson, VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Hinojos, seconded by VanDenheuvel to adjourn the meeting at 6:46 p.m. VOTE- U/C