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HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Monday, July 15, 2002 8:00 P.M.


The Regular School Board Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 8:00 p.m. on July 15, 2002. After the Pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with members present: James Raymond, Charles Weber, Ken Zimmerman, John Lideen, James Fowler, and Charlie Borrell. Also present were Superintendent George Ladd, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.

Chair Raymond opened the floor to approve the Agenda of the July 15, 2002 Regular School Board Meeting, with the addition of Minutes of June 17 Special School Board Meeting; and of Item 1A- Truth in taxation. Zimmerman moved to approve the agenda of the July 15, 2002 Regular School Board meeting with the addition; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

Weber moved to approve the minutes of the June 17, 2002 Regular School Board meeting; Zimmerman seconded; passed unanimously.

Fowler moved to approve the minutes of the June 17, 2002 Special School Board meeting; Zimmerman seconded; passed unanimously.

Zimmerman moved to approve the July bills; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Zimmerman moved to approve the July Treasurer's report; Fowler seconded; passed unanimously.

Ladd reviewed July Capital Outlay Reports, and commented that we are almost done with the electrostatic painting, the vent is left for the cooler room and the Winsted garage will be moved by the start of school.

No Principals reports.

No requests from the public.

(Item 1) a) Zimmerman moved to approve the time and dates of the Regular School Board meetings for 2002-2003; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

b) Weber moved to approve the MSBA membership; Borrell seconded; passed unanimously.

c) Zimmerman moved to accept the annual fee charges; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 1A) Borrell moved to approve December 3, 2002, at 8:00 p.m. as a Special Board Meeting for Truth in Taxation, with a continuation (if necessary) on December 16, 2002 at 7:30 p.m.; Zimmerman seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 2) Raymond asked if the Board was ready to discuss choosing an architectural firm. Borrell commented that he was not here for the interviews, but did sit in on an earlier meeting with SGN, and liked them. Fowler commented that he was impressed with KKE, their professionalism, but had no problem with either firm. Weber commented that KKE would stay with the district for two years. Lideen commented that SGN seemed to be willing to spend more time with us, KKE wanted a new building, but either firm was fine. Raymond commented that he liked KKE's focus on building a building that is innovative, opposed to SGN who would use cheaper way. Fowler asked Ladd for his opinion. Ladd commented that he was impressed with SGN, and had used them at McLeod West, however he had also worked with KKE in Rockford. Zimmerman commented that he choose KKE. Weber asked if one had a better quality. Ladd commented that both were excellent firms. Borrell asked if there was a difference in cost. Lideen said they were about the same.

Zimmerman moved to accept KKE as an architect; Weber seconded; Raymond, Weber, Zimmerman, and Fowler voted in favor of KKE; Borrell and Lideen were opposed; passed by majority.

(Item 3) Zimmerman moved to accept the Student teacher contracts; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 4) Ladd commented that custodians and the Community Ed staff did a wonderful job of sorting and cleaning up the area that was damaged. Lideen asked if $25,000 of insurance money would cover all the damage; Ladd responded yes. Zimmerman moved to accept Durdahl and Lundeens for the repair of the Community Ed area; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 5) Zimmerman moved to approve the roof bid; Borrell seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 6) Ladd recommended UHL as a Temperature Control Company. Ladd also said Climate Makers would not budge on the price of their bid. Ladd commented that UHL was $1700 less than Climate Makers. Lideen asked what we knew about UHL. Ladd responded that they were a quality company out of Maple Grove, and they had coverage for extra calls. Ladd also said that UHL was willing to come to the Board meeting to answer and questions, but that it was not necessary. Fowler commented that UHL would be good as long as the learning time on their time. Fowler moved to accept UHL as our Temperature Control Co; Borrell seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 7) Ladd asked if any Board Members were interested in attending the MSBA Summer Seminar. Lideen and Borrell commented that they may be interested. Ladd said to let him know soon so we could register.

(Item 8) Ladd commented that the snow removal from Winsted was on an on-call basis. Borrell commented that the district was not happy with the company from last year. Ladd said we would make sure that it would be on an on-call basis for HL.

Zimmerman moved to accept Oak Grove as our milk bid; Raymond commented that we will use the firm price; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Zimmerman moved to accept Pan O Gold as our bread bid; Fowler seconded; passed unanimously.

Zimmerman moved to accept Mumford Sanitation as HL and Waverly waste removal; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

Lideen moved to accept Waste Management Sanitation as Winsted's waste removal; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Fowler moved to accept Chet Oltmann as HL snow removal with an on-call basis; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 9) Ladd commented that McLeod County was not going to fund Winsted Elementary with LCTS dollars. (Many used to fund six hours of nursing). The nursing people are upset that the kids will suffer. We should have a total of 12 hours per week, Ladd said. McLeod County said that we generate our dollars from Wright County.

Zimmerman moved to approve a six hour nurse at Winsted Elementary; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 10) Fowler moved to approve membership to CMERDC for 2002-03 school year; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 11) The Board agreed to table approval of SEE membership. The Board will hear a presentation from SEE and MREA and then determine which organization is best for the District. A Special Board Meeting is set for July 29, 2002 with presentations starting at 7:30pm.

(Item 12) The Board agreed to table approval of MREA membership. The Board will hear a presentation from SEE and MREA and then determine which organization is best for the District. A Special Board Meeting is set for July 29, 2002 with presentations starting at 7:30pm.

(Item 13) Raymond pointed out that Al Doering's application was received late. Raymond asked how the Board wanted to proceed with the two candidates. Fowler suggested we have a Special Board Meeting to interview the two candidates. A Special Board Meeting is set for July 29, 2002 with interviews starting at 8:00pm.

(Item 14) Raymond read the following recognitions:

The School Board recognizes all the volunteers who helped in sandbagging and many other tasks in the surrounding communities during the recent flooding crisis.

The School Board recognizes Eugene Lorentz for 13 years of service to the School Board and community.

The School Board recognizes Dan Boeson for his dedication in making sure the buses were ready for the State Bus Inspection.

The School Board recognizes HLWW students recently crowned in local city celebrations: Waverly, Princess to be announced; Howard Lake, Queen Candi Berg, and Princesses Billie Painschab, and Danielle Stoll.

(Item 15) Superintendent Ladd Reported:

· Next Regular School Board Meeting - Monday, August 19, 2002, 8:00 p.m., HLWW High School Media Center.

· Ladd reported that the Admin retreat went very well.

· Ladd reported on the progress of the Community Ed rooms. Ladd thanked the custodial and Community Ed staff for their excellent work in sifting through and cleaning up the damaged materials. The sheet rock is done, we will be painting, and then able to install the carpet. We hope to be back into the rooms by the end of July.

· The auditor will be here August 19-23.

· Ladd reported the following information on the Bus Inspection. All Busses are completed at this time. Dan Boeson recommended to retire #10, and purchase a new bus next year. We also have five white vehicles close to retirement, and we'll need to replace one or two. Ladd also reported that and Boeson are working on a plan to pass inspection the first time.

Boeson's suggestion is to have an extra mechanic to help get the buses ready in June and July, said Ladd.

· Ladd reported that we will not be able to use the football field this year due to the flooding. Some options we may have are Winsted site with a Friday 2:00 pm game or a Saturday game. We hope to work something out within our boundaries, said Ladd.

· FEMA is set up in the math room from 11-7 pm this week and next week.

(Item 16) Committee Reports: Weber reported that negotiations are on hold until Superintendent Ladd is brought up to speed. The negotiations committee and Supt. Ladd will meet July 23, from 9:00am-10:00am.

Borrell reported that MAWSECO had a speaker to inform them of what special things they do, how they run programs.

(Item 17) Other Business: Lideen asked if no one is up for elections this year, and the next year we have five to be elected, do we want to change this? Ladd said we can do a three/four year board. Ladd said he would check with MSBA on how we can get to a balance.

Zimmerman moved to adjourn the meeting; Weber seconded; adjourned at 9:27 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

James A. Fowler, Clerk

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