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New public notices published in the issue of Sept. 21, 2015
Notice of Residential Customer RightsTHE COLD WEATHER LAW
The Cold Weather Law, Section 216B.097 of the Public Utilities Act, provides that from October 15th through April 15th, utilities cannot disconnect a residential customer for nonpayment if the disconnection would affect your primary heat source.
The purpose of this notice is to inform you of your rights and responsibilities under the Cold Weather Law. These rights and responsibilities are designed to help you meet winter utility bills. You must act PROMPTLY. If you choose not to assert your rights, your utility service may be disconnected.
Specifically, the Cold Weather Law and our water shutoff policy provides you with these rights and responsibilities: The right to declare your inability to pay your utility bill. If you do so and if your household income is less than 185 percent of the federal proverty level, your service affecting your primary heat source cannot be disconnected for nonpayment of your bill, provided that your account is current of the billing period immediately prior to October 15th. You will have to provide the City of Cokato with proof that you are unable to pay and are current in your payments to the City of Cokato.
The responsibility, if you choose to declare inability to pay, is to contact the City of Cokato within 10 days. You have the right not to be involuntarily disconnected on a Friday or on a day before a holiday. The right not to be disconnected until at least 20 calendar days after the postmark date of this notice and information or until 15 calendar days after this notice and information has been personally delivered.
The right, before you are to be involuntarily disconnected, to appeal stating your situation and discuss the amount in dispute. Your letter of appeal must be in our hands before the day of water disconnection. The City Administrator and City Council will review your appeal within 15 days after it is received. You must call for the date and time of the appeal review and if you wish to be present.
If you need financial assistance in a shut off situation, please call the Wright County Energy Assistance at (763) 682-7414 for further information.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Sept. 21, 2015.
UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING,MARCH 30, 2015 DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
In partnership with our communities, Dassel-Cokato Public Schools will provide all learners opportunities designed to maximize their potential and promote lifelong learning.
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the Dassel-Cokato Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Monday, March 30, 2015.
McConkey called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Aho, Nelson, McConkey, Linder and Bender. The following were absent: none.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Aho, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
The February Courtesy and Respect Award was presented to Courtney Halonen, daughter of Scott and Kathleen Halonen.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by Nelson, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $1,939,675.03. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: Linder reported on the last CAC meeting which included presentations by the Art and Music Departments.
Technology Report: None
MAWSECO Report: Bender provided a written report.
Community Education Report: None
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported expenditures are in line with budget through the end of the ninth month of the fiscal year and reviewed the investment report with the board. Palmer also reported the ADM total for the first end of year MARSS submission was at 2,203.
DCRISC – McConkey reported on the last meeting and addressed a contractual issue that the board may need to address.
SEE – Bender provided a written report.
Student Representative’s Report included: spring activities, Math League, NHS activities and the band trip to Chicago
Superintendent’s Report – Superintendent Powers reported on the 6th Grade LLCC trip and an incident in Cokato.
Other Reports – There were two reports from the winter MSBA conference. Aho reported on the work of the CTE team.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Clemen, approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the February 23, 2015 Regular Board Meeting. Approval of Wire transfers made on February 23rd for $400,000, February 27th for $660,000, March 11th for $40,000 and March 13th for $825,000. Personnel Items: Approval of a lane changes for Tony Dehler from BA to BA+15 and for Michael Smith from BA+30 to BA+45, Assignment of Zach Pokornowski as a volunteer Track Coach, Assignment of Rick Johnson as a volunteer Track Coach, Assignment of Todd Smith as a Junior High Baseball Coach, Assignment of Jake Stang as a Junior High Baseball Coach, Resignation of Chad Ardoff as Level 2 Information Technology Specialists effective 3/2/15, Resignation of T.J. Anderson as Assistant Wrestling Coach effective 3/10/15, Resignation of Jenny Pierce as Assistant Junior high track coach effective 3/20/2015, Resignation of Kate Fasching as an Early Childhood Program Parent Educator effective 6/1/2015, Resignation of Shirley Erickson as MS Kitchen Assistant effective 3/4/2015, Resignation of Richie Dahlberg as HS FOCUS Program Instructor at the end of the 2014-2015 school year, Retirement/Resignation of Pam Osterberg as Cokato Elementary Media and Digital Learning Specialist at the end of the 2014-2015 school year, Retirement/Resignation of Jean Searles as Cokato Elementary 1st Grade Teacher at the end of the 2014-2015 school year, Approval of an unpaid General Leave of Absence for Jessica Luebker for the 2015- 2016 school year as a Middle School 7th grade Instructor. Acceptance of Donations From: From Cokato Dairy Queen –$212.50 to Cokato Elementary, From Cokato Dairy Queen – $212.50 to Dassel Elementary, From Wells Fargo Foundation Educational Matching Program - $5 to Dassel Elementary, From Target - $639.13 to Cokato Elementary, From 3M Gives Volunteer Match and Tim Juntunen – $250 to the Music department, From Midwest Industrial Tool Grinding Inc. - $250 to the Robotics program, From Cokato-Dassel Rotary - $150 to the FOCUS program, From Snap Fitness - $10,000 to the weight room addition, From Mary Ann Ryan - $1,000 to the Music department, From Morris Family Fund - $7,469.55 to the scholarship fund, From Dassel-Cokato Speech Boosters - $300 for coach salary, From DC Gymnastics Booster Club - $329 to the weight room addition. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Nelson, approving the 2015-16 staffing proposal which included hiring:
1.0 SPED for an assessment team, 1.0 Speech to reduce caseloads, 1.0 High School Counselor to increase student support, 1.0 increase in 6th Grade if numbers increase. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Aho, seconded by Clemen, approving spending up to 75% of the 2015-16 budget in 2014-15. Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Powers reminded the board that candidates for the Edward H. Otto Partner in Public Education Award need to be solicited.
The board moved the May regular meeting to the 26th to avoid Memorial Day.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:22 PM.
Rebecca Clemen, Clerk
This document is available in the following formats upon request: Braille, Large Print, Audio Cassette Tape, and Computer Disk. Please call (320) 286-4100 for more information or to request a copy.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Sept. 21, 2015.
UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION8:00 PM SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, APRIL 9, 2015 DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
In partnership with our communities, Dassel-Cokato Public Schools will provide all learners opportunities designed to maximize their potential and promote lifelong learning.
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a special meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the Dassel-Cokato Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Thursday, April 9, 2015.
Chairman McConkey called the meeting to order at 8:00 PM.
The following members were present: Aho, Nelson, McConkey, Clemen, Linder, and Bender. The following were absent: none.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Clemen, accepting the agenda as written. Motion carried unanimously.
Chairman McConkey closed the meeting at 8:03 for a negotiations strategy session which was recorded and will be retained in accordance with state statute.
Chairman McConkey opened the meeting at 8:52.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:53 PM.
Rebecca Clemen, Clerk
This document is available in the following formats upon request: Braille, Large Print, Audio Cassette Tape, and Computer Disk. Please call (320) 286-4100 for more information or to request a copy.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Sept. 21, 2015.
UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING,APRIL 27, 2015 DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
In partnership with our communities, Dassel-Cokato Public Schools will provide all learners opportunities designed to maximize their potential and promote lifelong learning.
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the Dassel-Cokato Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Monday, April 27, 2015.
McConkey called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Aho, Nelson, McConkey, Linder and Bender. The following were absent: none.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by Nelson, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
The March Courtesy and Respect Award was presented to Jack Nelson, son of Lee Nelson and Jon Nelson.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Bender, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $2,084,065.49. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Student Reports: 4 High School students had a brief q and a with the board.
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: None
Technology Report: None
MAWSECO Report: Bender provided a written report.
Community Education Report: None
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported expenditures are in line with budget through the end of the tenth month of the fiscal year and reviewed the investment report with the board.
DCRISC – None.
SEE – Bender provided a written report.
Student Representative’s Report included: brief update on activities.
Superintendent’s Report – None
Other Reports – None.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Bender, approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the March 30, 2015 Regular Board Meeting and the April 9, 2015 Special Board Meeting. Approval of Wire transfers made on March 30th for $155,000, March 31st for $700,000, April 10th for $150,000, April 13th for $50,000 and April 15th for $850,000. Personnel Items: Assignment of Todd Goudy as a JV Golf Coach,Resignation of Erin Levinski as the Sign Language Interpreter effective 6/3/2015, Employment of Matt Woetzel as a CDL substitute driver, Resignation of Gina Gahnz as a HS Special Needs Paraeducator effective 6/1/2015, Resignation of June Asplin as a HS Special Needs Paraeducator effective 6/1/2015, Employment of Ben Schue as Computer Op – Entry Level effective 5/5/2015, Assignment of Summer Marching Band Advisors: Bryan Borg, Staci Barth and Nicole Elke, Resignation of Tamara Hungerford as HS Media Center Paraeducator effective 6/30/15. Acceptance of Donations From: DC Football Boosters – $2,000 to weight room addition, From DC Volleyball Boosters – $2,000 to weight room addition, From Agri Trading - $1,000 to the scholarship fund, From Midwest Machinery Co – use of John Deere Gator utility vehicle for spring sport season. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Nelson, authorizing the business manager to sell the vocational house. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Aho, approving the K-12 Visual Arts Curriculum. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by Linder, approving the 1-12 Music Curriculum. Motion carried unanimously.
Member Linder introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF Krysten Dane, A PROBATIONARY TEACHER
WHEREAS, Krysten Dane is a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.466.
BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466 that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 5, that the teaching contract of Krysten Dane, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.466, is hereby terminated at the close of the current 2014 - 2015 school year.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding termination and non-renewal of their contract as provided by law, and that said notice shall be in substantially the following form:
NOTICE OF TERMINATION
AND NON-RENEWAL
Mr./Ms. _______________________
Dear Mr./Ms. ___________________:
You are hereby notified that at a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 466 held on April 27, 2015, a resolution was adopted by a majority vote to terminate your contract effective at the end of the current school year. Said action of the board is taken pursuant to M.S. 122A.40, Subd. 5.
Yours very truly,
SCHOOL BOARD OF
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 466
Clerk of the School Board
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Aho and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Aho, Bender, McConkey, Nelson, Linder, Clemen and the following voted against the same: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Member Linder introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF Joseph Ekert, A PROBATIONARY TEACHER
WHEREAS, Joseph Ekert is a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.466.
BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466 that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 5, that the teaching contract of Joseph Ekert, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.466, is hereby terminated at the close of the current 2014 - 2015 school year.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding termination and non-renewal of their contract as provided by law, and that said notice shall be in substantially the following form:
NOTICE OF TERMINATION
AND NON-RENEWAL
Mr./Ms. _______________________
Dear Mr./Ms. ____________________:
You are hereby notified that at a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 466 held on April 27, 2015, a resolution was adopted by a majority vote to terminate your contract effective at the end of the current school year. Said action of the board is taken pursuant to M.S. 122A.40, Subd. 5.
Yours very truly,
SCHOOL BOARD OF
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 466
Clerk of the School Board
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Aho and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Aho, Bender, McConkey, Nelson, Linder, Clemen and the following voted against the same: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Member Linder introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF Deborah Kinny, A PROBATIONARY TEACHER
WHEREAS, Deborah Kinny is a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.466.
BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466 that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 5, that the teaching contract of Deborah Kinny, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.466, is hereby terminated at the close of the current 2014 - 2015 school year.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding termination and non-renewal of their contract as provided by law, and that said notice shall be in substantially the following form:
NOTICE OF TERMINATION
AND NON-RENEWAL
Mr./Ms. _______________________
Dear Mr./Ms. ____________________:
You are hereby notified that at a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 466 held on April 27, 2015, a resolution was adopted by a majority vote to terminate your contract effective at the end of the current school year. Said action of the board is taken pursuant to M.S. 122A.40, Subd. 5.
Yours very truly,
SCHOOL BOARD OF
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 466
Clerk of the School Board
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Aho and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Aho, Bender, McConkey, Nelson, Linder, Clemen and the following voted against the same: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Member Linder introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF Jennifer Pierce, A PROBATIONARY TEACHER
WHEREAS, Jennifer Pierce is a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.466.
BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466 that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 5, that the teaching contract of Jennifer Pierce, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.466, is hereby terminated at the close of the current 2014 - 2015 school year.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding termination and non-renewal of their contract as provided by law, and that said notice shall be in substantially the following form:
NOTICE OF TERMINATION
AND NON-RENEWAL
Mr./Ms. _______________________
Dear Mr./Ms. ____________________:
You are hereby notified that at a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 466 held on April 27, 2015, a resolution was adopted by a majority vote to terminate your contract effective at the end of the current school year. Said action of the board is taken pursuant to M.S. 122A.40, Subd. 5.
Yours very truly,
SCHOOL BOARD OF
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 466
Clerk of the School Board
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Aho and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Aho, Bender, McConkey, Nelson, Linder, Clemen and the following voted against the same: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
The 15-16 Capital Budget was presented for a first reading.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:42 PM.
Rebecca Clemen, Clerk
This document is available in the following formats upon request: Braille, Large Print, Audio Cassette Tape, and Computer Disk. Please call (320) 286-4100 for more information or to request a copy.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Sept. 21, 2015.
UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATIONSPECIAL BOARD SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING, CERTIFIED NEGOTIATIONSMAY 6, 2015, 8:00 PM DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
In partnership with our communities, Dassel-Cokato Public Schools will provide all learners opportunities designed to maximize their potential and promote lifelong learning.
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a special meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the Dassel-Cokato Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.
Chairman McConkey called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Linder, Nelson, Bender The following were absent: none.
The board met with teachers negotiators.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:10 PM.
Rebecca Clemen, Clerk
This document is available in the following formats upon request: Braille, Large Print, Audio Cassette Tape, and Computer Disk. Please call (320) 286-4100 for more information or to request a copy.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Sept. 21, 2015.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGStockholm TownshipWright County, Minnesota
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Stockholm Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 5, 2015, at the Stockholm Community Center, 16233 County Road 30 S.W., Cokato, Minnesota. The purpose of this hearing shall be to consider the adoption of an Ordinance which ordinance will amend the Township’s Zoning Ordinance by adoption by reference of the Wright County Zoning Ordinance section regulating Energy Farms and Solar Energy Systems. The proposed Ordinance text is as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2015 – 10-5
STOCKHOLM TOWNSHIP
WRIGHT COUNTY MINNESOTA
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING STOCKHOLM TOWNSHIP’S COMPREHENSIVE ZONING ORDINANCE, ORDINANCE NO. 921 BY ADOPTING BY REFERENCE THE WRIGHT COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE SECTION REGULATING ENERGY FARMS AND SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS
Stockholm Township ordains as follows:
Section 1 Amendment. The Township’s Zoning Ordinance, Ordinance 921 (“Ord. 921) is amended by the adoption by reference of the Wright County, Minnesota Zoning Ordinance section regulating Energy Farms and Solar Energy Systems (the “Solar Regulations”)
The Solar Regulations are hereby incorporated in this Ordinance as if fully set out herein.
Section 2 Conflicts. In the event any conflict in the terms, conditions and/or standards between Ord. 921 and the Solar Regulations, the Solar Regulations provision(s) shall prevail.
Section 3 Solar Regulations on File. A full and complete copy of the Solar Regulations is on file and available for public inspection and review at the office of the Stockholm Township Clerk at 16233 County Road 30 SW, Cokato, MN 55321. The Solar Regulations are also available for viewing online at stockholmtwp@gmail.com.
Section 4 Effective Date of Ordinance. This Ordinance is effective upon its adoption and publication according to law.
All persons desiring to make comments will be heard at the public hearing. Written comments received by the Town Clerk prior to 5:00 p.m. on October 5, 2015 will also be considered.
Such persons that desire to be heard with reference to the proposed amendments will be heard at this time. If you do not attend the hearing or submit a written comment it will be assumed that you have no objections to the proposed amendments. If there are any questions, please contact the Clerk, Administrator, or Zoning Advisor
STOCKHOLM TOWNSHIP
PLANNING AND ZONING
ADMINISTRATOR: (320) 5433816
CLERK: (612) 2703409
ZONING ADVISOR (320) 2862260
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Sept. 21, 2015.