Public Notices November 13, 2019

Important Property Tax Homestead Notice

todd county 

 

This will affect your 2020 property taxes and eligibility for Property Tax Refund.

Have you purchased or moved into a property in the last year? 

Contact your county assessor to file a homestead application if you or a qualifying relative occupy the property as a homestead on or before December 1, 2019.

What is a qualifying relative? 

For agricultural property, a qualifying relative includes the child, grandchild, sibling, or parent of the owner or owner’s spouse. 

For residential property a qualifying relative also includes the owner’s uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece.

When do I apply?

You must apply on or before December 15, 2019.

Once homestead is granted, annual applications are not necessary unless they are requested by the county assessor.

Contact the assessor by December 15, 2019 if the use of the property you own or occupy as a qualifying relative has changed during the past year.

If you sell, move, or for any reason no longer qualify for the homestead classification, you are required to notify the county assessor within 30 days of the change in homestead status.

 

Todd County 

Assessor’s Office

215 1st Avenue South, Suite 202

Long Prairie, MN 56347

320-732-4431

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ISD #2170

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #5 

August 19, 2019 

6:00 p.m.

District Office

MINUTES

 

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order with Longbella, Freeman, Winkels, Frisk, Anderson and Lund present (comprising a quorum). Also attending: Supt. Tappe; Business Services, Herdegen; Principals Johnson, Schmidt and Regan; several employees and community members; Staples World Managing Editor, Anderson and Recording Secretary, Madson. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion by Freeman, seconded by Longbella, to adopt the agenda as presented.  MC 

School/Community Forum (Individuals or groups wishing to address the Board must contact the Board Chair or the Superintendent by 4:00 p.m. of the Friday preceding the Board meeting.)

a. Bruce Drone - Athletic Eligibility

b. Blake Boran - Why We Play Video (MSHSL)

c. Troy: LHB - Facility Update.  Troy Miller will present the HVAC project in depth at the Sept. 9 Work Session.

Consent Agenda:

Motion by Frisk, seconded by Winkels, to approve the Consent Agenda, items 3 - 6c. MC 

Motion by Winkels, seconded by Freeman, to accept the retirement of Joe Zetah; eff. 8-31-19.  MC 

Thank you Joe for 14 years of service to the district and students.

Approve the Resolution for Acceptance of Donations in the amount of: $5,649

Motion by Lund, seconded by Winkels, to approve the Resolution for Acceptance of Donations in the amount of $5,649.  MC 

Finance Items 

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Frisk, to authorize payment of the vouchers. MC 

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Freeman, to approve the Resolution Awarding the Sale, Determining the Form and Details, Authorizing the Execution, Delivery and Registration and Providing for the Payment of General Obligation Facilities Maintenance Bonds, Series 2019A. Matthew Hammer of Ehlers, reviewed the sale day report with the Board ($1,305,000 General Obligation Facilities Maintenance Bonds at 1.24 percent (%) interest). 

Upon Roll Call vote Lund, Longbella, Frisk, Winkels, Freeman and Anderson voted in favor. 

Opposed: None. MC 

Curriculum and Other

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Freeman, to approve the 2019-2020 MSHSL Resolution for Membership and affirmation of viewing the “Why We Play” video. 

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Winkels, to approve the 2019-2020 Student Handbook revisions as presented. MC 

Reports:

FED and Sourcewell meeting updates. FED is now located in their new facility in Wadena. 

Superintendent Tappe informed the Board he will be moving forward with a job description and posting for a Communications/ Marketing position; we are also actively seeking a nurse and a Food Service director. A Thank You was extended to Shelly Miller for her time with the district. Orientation meetings for new staff have begun. 

Community Ed - Summer programs are wrapping up and the Fall/Winter Brochure is in the works. 

Adjourn 

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

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

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special school board Meeting #6

August 26, 2019 

6:00 p.m.

District Office

MINUTES

 

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order with Lund, Freeman, Winkels, Frisk and Anderson present (comprising a quorum); Longbella arrived minutes later. Also attending: Supt. Tappe; Staples World Managing Editor, Anderson; Principal Regan and Recording Secretary, Madson.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. 

Motion by Freeman, seconded by Anderson, to adopt the agenda. MC 

Personnel

Motion by Winkels, seconded by Lund, to accept the resignation of Tammy Steffen; eff. immediately. MC 

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Anderson, to approve the 2019-20 contract for Kristy Brownell; School District Nurse; BA Step 6. MC 

Adjournment

Motion by Winkels, seconded by Anderson, to adjourn at 6:07 p.m. MC 

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SCHOOL BOARD work session #7

sept. 9, 2019 

6:00 p.m. 

District Office

MINUTES

 

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by Vice Chair Freeman, with Frisk, Winkels, Freeman, Anderson and Longbella present (comprising a quorum). Also attending: Supt. Tappe; Business Services, Herdegen, Bldgs & Grounds, Peterson; Principals Johnson, Regan and Schmidt. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. 

Motion by Frisk, seconded by Anderson, to adopt the agenda. MC

Facilities

Troy Miller and Ryan Thorson of LHB presented information pertinent to the upcoming HVAC projects at the elementary and HS/MS sites. This included the general project scope, timeline, goals and discussion on next steps as well as a detail of probable costs. 

Adjournment

Motion by Winkels, seconded by Anderson, to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m. MC 

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SCHOOL BOARD meeting with CLOSED SESSION #8

SEPT. 23, 2019 

6:00 p.m. 

District Office

MINUTES

 

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order with Winkels, Lund, Freeman and Anderson present (comprising a quorum). Also attending: Superintendent Tappe; Business Services, Herdegen; Principals Johnson, Regan and Schmidt; several staff, students and community members; Staples World Managing Editor, Anderson; and Recording Secretary, Madson. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. (Longbella arrived several minutes into the Closed Session).

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

Chair Lund welcomed everyone.

Motion by Winkels, seconded by Anderson, to move into Closed Session, pursuant to MN Statute 13D.03, for negotiations strategy. MC 

Reconvene in Closed Session for Certified Negotiations 

Update on details of the proposed Certified Staff settlement

Motion by Winkels, seconded by Anderson, to reconvene in Open Session. MC 

Consent Agenda:

Motion by Freeman, seconded by Anderson, to approve the Consent Agenda. MC

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Winkels, to approve the Resolution for Acceptance of Donations in the amount of $4,000. MC 

Finance

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Lund, to authorize payment of the vouchers. MC

Motion by Winkels, seconded by Longbella, to approve the Proposed Levy; Payable 2020; for the maximum amount. MC 

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Freeman; to approve the credit reimbursement requests from: Cathy Evans $600; Jenny Pantzke $375 and Skyla Rewitzer $3,209.50 (CIS courses).  

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Anderson, to approve the Stanton Committee recommendation to increase Activities and Community Education Admin. Assistant from Grade 8 to Grade 11 on the Professional Contract; 220 day contract; eff. 7-1-19. MC

Motion by Winkels, seconded by Freeman, to approve the Stanton Committee recommendation to place Bus Mechanic on the Professional Contract; Grade 11; 230 day contract; eff. 10-1-19. MC

Motion by Lund, seconded by Anderson, to approve the recommendation to increase hours for part time District Office Clerical; UP TO 30 hours per week, which will include Early Programming clerical support. 

Motion by Freeman, seconded by Winkels, to grant permission to post for an LPN; four (4) hours per day; M-TH; GR 9.  MC 

Policy and Other

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Freeman, to approve the 2019-2021 Certified Staff Master Contract. MC

Motion by Winkels, seconded by Lund, to approve the revision to Bidding & Quoting Policy #730 as set by legislation. MC 

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Longbella, to approve the Fundraiser Application for an ECFE Fundraiser. MC 

Adjourn 

Motion by Winkels, seconded by Anderson, to adjourn the meeting at 6:40 p.m. MC 

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Special School Board Meeting -#9

Oct. 9, 2019

7:30 a.m.

District Office

Minutes

 

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order with Longbella, Winkels, Frisk, Freeman, Anderson and Lund present (comprising a quorum).  Also attending: Superintendent Tappe and Recording Secretary Madson. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. 

Motion by Frisk, seconded by Anderson, to adopt the agenda. MC 

Personnel

Motion by Frisk, seconded by Longbella, to accept the resignation of Jon Crust; eff. 10-2-19  MC 

Adjournment

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

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School Board Work Session -

Meeting #9

 Oct. 14, 2019

6:00 p.m.

District Office

MINUTES

 

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order with Anderson, Lund, Freeman and Frisk present (comprising a quorum). Longbella arrived shortly after roll call. Also attending for all or part of the meeting: Supt. Tappe; Business Services, Herdegen; Principals Johnson, Regan and Schmidt; Staples World Managing Editor, Anderson and Recording Secretary Madson.

Facilities

Troy Miller and Ryan Thorson of LHB information and costs for the HVAC upgrades; covered the scope of the project including original proposals as well as additional work needed at the elementary and HS. The project, with additional work, totals $1,132,233.19. The Board will be asked to make a recommendation at the Oct. 21 meeting for moving forward. 

Strategic Planning

The district’s Mission and vVsion were put into place approximately four years ago. Supt. Tappe asked for direction: does the mission and vision need to be changed or what would the Board like to see the district focus on? 

Recommendation:

•No need to change the current Mission and Vision

•Establish a committee to create a continuous improvement plan

•This is something the district can do without bringing in a facilitator

•Define the pillars and review annually

Community Center

The district currently pays approximately $80,000 for Community Center use. Supt. Tappe is asking the Board to determine if the district should continue as is, or if they want to change to a different model, for example, a buffet style paying only for the hours of actual usage, and determine what is actually needed - pool, gym, etc.

For budgeting purposes, the city needs to know the intent of the district. Approximately one-third of the Community Center revenue comes from the district. Both parties need time to plan. 

The recommendation to negotiate a billing system based on actual pool and gym usage beginning June 30, 2020, will be added to the Oct. 21 Board agenda. 

School Resource Officer

The amount of time and needs of an SRO were discussed. Much has been behavior or situational support; presence at evening events and some behind the scenes or investigative work. Administration feels they need a consistent presence, not just a reactionary presence. Under the current model an officer is shared by the city, CLC, and the district (30 percent (%) or about 2.5 hours per day.)

Supt. Tappe will meet with building Principals and bring a recommendation to the Board. 

Adjourn the meeting

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Frisk, to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m. 

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Staples World

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Staples, MN 56479
Telephone: (218) 894-1112 - Fax: (218) 894-3570
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