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New public notices published in the issue of Feb. 28, 2020

Public Hearing
Variance & Rezoning
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Cokato Planning & Zoning Commission, Wright County, Minnesota will conduct a public hearing on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 6 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible in the council chambers at Cokato City Hall, 255 Broadway Ave S, Cokato, Minnesota 55321, to consider a request to rezone a property located at 405 Broadway Avenue S from R3 – Residential to C-1, Central Business and a variance request to allow a reduction in the required parking
Persons wishing to be heard regarding these requests will have an opportunity to do so at the public hearing. Written comments may be submitted any time prior to the Planning & Zoning Commission meeting. Send comments to: City of Cokato, PO Box 1030, 255 Broadway Ave S, Cokato, MN 55321 or to bpotter@cokato.mn.us
Brad Potter
Interim City Administrator
A quorum of the City Council may be present at this meeting.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Feb. 28, 2020.

COLLINWOOD TOWNSHIP
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Collinwood Township residents are hereby notified that the Annual Election of Town Officers and the Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. The election poll hours are from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., at which time the qualified voters will elect one supervisor for a three year term and a clerk for a two year term. The candidates are: Randy Holm for Supervisor and Celia Knoll for Clerk.
The election and annual meeting will be held at the Collinwood Township Hall, 21904 746th Avenue. The Board of Canvass will meet immediately after the election closes to certify the official election results. Then the annual meeting will begin at 8:15 P.M. to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law.
A bad weather alternate date is March 17, with the same hours as stated above.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Feb. 28 and March 6, 2020.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 6:00 PM BOARD MEETING, JANUARY 13, 2020 DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
“In partnership with our communities and families, we will educate and inspire all learners to maximize their potential, promote lifelong learning, and become contributing members of society”
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, January 13, 2020.
Board member Aho called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.
The following members were present: Grochow, Aho, Sangren, Bender, Engh and Nelson. The following were absent: none. Members of the administration and public were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Sangren, seconded by Grochow, to accept the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Aho asked for nominations for Board Chair. Motion by Nelson, seconded by Grochow, that all officers remain the same for 2020 as they were in 2019. Aho as Chair, Nelson as Vice Chair, Engh as Clerk, Sangren as Treasurer. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Engh, seconded by Bender, setting the fourth Monday of each month as the date for the regular board meeting at 6:00 PM and the second Monday of each month at 6:00 PM as the date for special board meetings, if necessary. The usual meeting place will be the Dassel-Cokato Board Room. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Grochow, to designate the official school district depositories as: Kensington Bank as depository for District funds, the Middle School Student Activity Fund, the Cokato Elementary Contingency fund, the Dassel Elementary Contingency fund and the Middle School Contingency fund, First National Bank of Cokato as depository for petty cash/contingency fund; Minnesota School District Liquid Asset Fund Plus for the Dental Plan Fund. Depositories for investment funds should be: Kensington Bank, First National Bank of Cokato, Minnesota School District Liquid Asset Fund Plus, PMA Financial Network, Inc (MN Trust), US Bank, Kensington Bank and TD Ameritrade Institutional and First National Bank of Cokato for the Scholarship Funds. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Nelson, designating the Enterprise/Dispatch as the official newspaper. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Grochow, seconded by Nelson, setting the board per diem rates at $60.00 per meeting and $100.00 for an all-day meeting (over 4 hours) for all members but the chair who would receive $70 per meeting and $120 for an all-day meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
Aho designated the following committee assignments: Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Section 2AA- Dave Sangren, Staff Development – Irene Bender, Community Education/ECFE – Kathy Grochow and Andy Engh, Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative (MAWSECO) Joint Powers Board - Irene Bender, Curriculum Advisory Committee-Andy Engh and Dave Sangren, Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) Legislative Liaison-Chuck Nelson, Certified Personnel Committee – Bill Aho, Andy Engh and Kathy Grochow, Non-certified Personnel Committee-Dave Sangren, Chuck Nelson and Irene Bender, Drug and Alcohol Committee – Chuck Nelson, Schools for Equity in Education- Irene Bender and Bill Aho, Building Liaisons Dassel Elementary- Irene Bender, Cokato Elementary- Andy Engh, Middle School - Bill Aho, High School - Kathy Grochow, Area Learning Center- Chuck Nelson, Community Education/ECFE – Dave Sangren, The Edward H. Otto Partner in Public Education Award
Committee – Andy Engh, Dave Sangren, District Wellness Committee – Chuck Nelson, Trail Association – Irene Bender, District Crisis Team – Bill Aho.
Motion by Grochow, seconded by Nelson, authorizing Business Manager Tina Palmer, Bookkeeper Rebecca Rahkola, and Superintendent Jeff Powers be authorized to sign contingency account drafts. It is also recommended that Principals Brian Franklin, Alisa Johnson and Debbie Morris and Administrative Secretaries Karen Barton, Tiffany Hannus, and Stephanie Corbin and Social Workers Beth Steinleitner and Carmen Tschida be authorized to sign contingency account drafts for their buildings. It is also recommended that Principal Alisa Johnson and Administrative Secretary Tiffany Hannus be authorized to sign student activity account drafts for the Middle School. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Engh, seconded by Bender, authorizing the superintendent and business manager to invest available District funds according to District Policy 705 and that electronic fund transfers be authorized. Motion carried unanimously.
The board briefly discussed progress with the formation of an upcoming bond.
Member Nelson introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION RELATING TO AUTHORIZATION AND USE OF FACSIMILE SIGNATURES BY SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICERS AND PROVIDING FOR SURETY BOND FOR PROTECTION THEREOF,
BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District #466, as follows:
1. Pursuant to MN Stat. 47.41, the school board and the chairperson, clerk and treasurer thereof hereby authorize the school district depository banks to honor checks, drafts, warrants, warrant-checks and other orders on public funds bearing facsimile signatures of any of said officers and to charge the same to the account upon which drawn as fully as though those instruments bore the manually written signatures of any of said officers.
2. Pursuant to MN Stat. 47.42, the school board of said district approves the use of such facsimile signatures and hereby determines to insure the school district with an insurance company authorized to do business within the state in the amount of $100,000 in the form of a surety bond or otherwise against the loss of any public funds which may be withdrawn upon unauthorized use of such facsimile signatures and an officer of said school district shall not be personally liable for loss resulting from the use of any facsimile signature unless said loss occurs by reason of that officer’s wrongful act.
3. The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to furnish the school district depository with a copy of this resolution, and the school district officers and said depository are hereby authorized and directed to make the necessary arrangements for the use of facsimile signatures hereafter.
The motion for adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by member Engh and upon vote being taken thereon, the following moved in favor thereof: Bender, Nelson, Aho, Sangren, Engh, Grochow and the following voted against: None whereupon said resolution was declared passed and adopted.
Member Grochow introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCTIONS IN PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS AND REASONS THEREFOR.
WHEREAS, the financial condition of the school district dictates that the school board must reduce expenditures immediately, and
WHEREAS there has been a reduction in student enrollment, and,
WHEREAS, this reduction in expenditure and decrease in student enrollment must include discontinuance of positions and discontinuance or curtailment of programs, and
WHEREAS, a determination must be made as to which teachers’ contracts must be terminated and not renewed and which teachers may be placed on unrequested leave of absence without pay or fringe benefits in effecting discontinuance of positions,
BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District #466, as follows:
That the School Board hereby directs the Superintendent of Schools and administration to consider the discontinuance of programs or positions to effectuate economies in the school district and reduce expenditures and, as a result of a reduction in enrollment, make recommendations to the school board for the discontinuance of programs, curtailment of programs, discontinuance of positions or curtailment of positions.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member Engh and upon vote being taken thereon, the following vote in favor thereof: Bender, Nelson, Aho, Sangren, Engh, Grochow and the following voted against same: None Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Nelson, continuing the Russell A. Johnson Courtesy and Respect Award at $600.00. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Grochow, seconded by Sangren, continuing the School Board Education Scholarship at $600.00. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Sangren, seconded by Nelson, continuing the School Board STEM Scholarship at $600. Motion carried unanimously.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:39 PM.
/s/ Andy Engh, Clerk
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Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Feb. 28, 2020.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466,
BOARD OF EDUCATION 6:00 PM REGULAR BOARDMEETING,
JANUARY 27, 2020
DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
In partnership with our communities and families, we will educate and inspire all learners to maximize their potential, promote lifelong learning, and become contributing members of society.
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, January 27, 2020.
Aho called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.
The following members were present: Aho, Sangren, Engh, Grochow, Nelson and Bender.
The following were absent: none.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Bender, approving the with the addition of 11.2 District plan for pandemic. Motion carried unanimously.
Annie Seaberg was presented with the December Courtesy and Respect Award.
Motion by Engh, seconded by Grochow, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $3,338,697.50 Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Communications / Open Forum – A parent spoke asking what was happening with the 2021 graduation date and time.
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: Sangren reported on the last meeting which was a work session.
MAWSECO Report: Written
Community Education Report: Written
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported expenditures are in line with budget through the end of the seventh month of the fiscal year and reviewed the investment report with the board.
Student Representative’s Report: Anders Peterson winter activities including fine arts and athletics. He also shared an upcoming week to increase understanding of students with special needs.
Superintendent’s Report: Powers reported on safety upgrades, LTFM projects, and a radio interview.
Program Report – ALC Director presented changes to the ALC, enrollment information, and programming.
SEE: Written
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Engh, approving all consent items with the exception of Vinne Pokornowski who was removed from the Unified Basketball Group due to his leave. Consent items included: Minutes from December 16, 2019 Regular Board Meeting and January 13, 2020 Special Reorganizational Board Meeting.
Approval of wire transfers made on December 13 th for $1,000,000, December 23 rd for $100,000, December 31 st for $800,000, January 10 th for $150,000 and January 15 th for $750,000. Personnel items: Additions to the Winter/Spring 2020 Community Education Coaches/Instructors: Aquatics : Britanie Borg, Unified Basketball: Holly Niedzielski, Nicole Peterson, Ron Schultz and Isaac Nelson, Hockey : Abe Niemela, Davin Kangas, Larry Tormanen, Steve Haataja, Nels Anderson, Lars Anderson and Mike Raisanen, Employment of Kayla Demarais as a MS Special Needs Paraeducator effective 1/22/2020, Employment of Richard Deinken as a CDL contracted route driver effective 2/17/2020, Approval of up to 1 week of FMLA leave for Nate Cardozo beginning approximately February 3, 2020, Approve assignment of Jon Barberg as a volunteer assistant robotics coach, Approve release of Jennifer Schiroo as FT MS Custodian effective 12/27/219, Approval of a general unpaid leave of absence for Vincent Pokornowski effective 1/23/2020 to the end of the 2019-20 school year.
Acceptance of Donations From: Cokato Dairy Queen - $201.50 to Dassel Elementary, Cokato Dairy Queen - $201.50 to Cokato Elementary, Central MN Libraries Exchange - $260 grant (applied for by Mike Barton), MN
Department of Agriculture - $14,255.17 Farm to School grant for equipment (applied for by Lesli Mueller, Food Service Director), Box Tops for Education - $886 to Dassel Elementary, CAF America 3M & Tiffany Bollin - $203.75 to Dassel Elementary, CAF America 3M & Janet Nesseth - $349.32 to the Robotics program, DCL
Boys Swim Boosters - $445.94 for boys swim team shirts, DCL Boys Swim Boosters - $762 for boys swim team suits, DC Music Boosters Inc. - $400 for concert decorations, Wright Hennepin Coop Electric Association
- $1,200 to the scholarship fund, Holt Motors, Inc. - $98 to purchase state football tickets for coaches’ families, B&P Drywall & Construction LLC - $100 to purchase state football tickets for coaches’ families, DC Gymnastics Booster Club - $1,000 for coach salaries, Wrestling Booster Club - $2,803.50 for coach salaries,
Lions Club of Cokato & Dassel - $200 to National Honor Society, Wells Fargo Your Cause - $150 anonymous donation in memory of Clifford Paulson, Stockholm Lutheran Church - $300 to help student lunch accounts,
Kenneth & Bonnie Durdahl - $100 to help with student lunch accounts, Dassel Community Chest Inc. - $500 to help with student lunch accounts, Mighty Cause Charitable Foundation - $45 to Cokato Elementary. Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Powers updated the board on the progress with the community groups.
The board discussed changing graduation starting in 2021 from Sunday afternoon to Friday evening and decided to leave it on Sunday.
Superintendent Powers lead the board through a review of the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan.
Superintendent Powers reviewed policy 806.1 with the board addressing preparations for possible pandemics.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:48 PM.
Andy Engh, 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 Feb. 28, 2020.