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BOARD MINUTES BOARD OF WRIGHT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY 26, 2020 DATE APPROVED: JUNE 2, 2020
The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Husom, Vetsch, Potter and Daleiden present. Commissioner Borrell joined the meeting remotely.
COUNTY BOARD MINUTES 5-19-20
Vetsch moved to approve the 5-19-20 Wright County Board Minutes. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
AGENDA
Lee Kelly, County Administrator, petitioned the following under Items For Consideration: “Tactical Training Center Furniture Quote.”
Potter moved to approve the Agenda as amended. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
CONSENT AGENDA
Vetsch moved to approve the Consent Agenda. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
I. AUDITOR/TREASURER
A. Acknowledge Warrants Issued Between May 13, 2020 And May 19, 2020
TIMED AGENDA ITEMS
ALICIA O’HARE, WATER RESOURCE SPECIALIST-SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
North Fork Crow River Watershed Memorandum Of Cooperative Agreement
O’Hare requested approval of a revised Memorandum of Cooperative Agreement for the North Fork Crow River Watershed Planning Partnership. The agreement is between the fourteen partners implementing the North Fork Crow River One Watershed One Plan. It was drafted by the Policy Committee governing the implementation of the North Fork Crow One Watershed One Plan.
There are a few key differences between this agreement and the previous agreement. First is the removal of the Crow River Organization of Water which dissolved last year. Second the duties of the plan coordinator are specifically laid out. At this time a plan coordinator is not selected but it is anticipated that Wright SWCD will contract out for the purpose. O’Hare stated the SWCD will be the fiscal agent.
The final difference is that each year every entity of the partnership will contribute financially to help support the plan coordinator. Contributions are tiered based on land area. Wright County is asked to contribute an 11% share or $2,750.00 annually. Wright SWCD is asked to contribute an additional 11% or $2,750.00. By signing off on the agreement, Wright County is eligible for the Watershed Based Funding for the implementation of the plan. For the current biennium the grant is more than $1.2 million.
Kryzer said it is the intent of the SWCD Board to be the fiscal agent. Before they formally take that on, he would like to see the response by the other member counties on contributing funds. It might change his opinion as to whether the SWCD takes on fiscal responsibility. Borrell said the funding contribution is to be used for initial startup. The grant dollars should reimburse for the work that has been completed. He wanted the record to reflect that he supports this funding contribution for up to four years.
Daleiden moved to adopt Resolution #20-36 approving the amended North Fork Crow River Watershed Implementation Partnership Memorandum of Cooperative Agreement titled North Fork Crow River Watershed Collaborative Agreement. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION
SCHEDULE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING FOR BAKER TILLY FINAL PRESENTATION
Kelly explained the purpose of the meeting will be to receive the final report from Baker Tilly on the study completed on the Sheriff’s Office.
Vetsch moved to schedule a COTW Meeting for 6-11-20 at 1:00 PM. The motion was seconded by Potter and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
SCHEDULE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING FOR PUBLIC HEALTH NOTIFICATIONS AND INFORMATION
Borrell suggested scheduling a COTW Meeting to discuss providing relevant COVID-19 information to the public. He previously discussed this with Sarah Grosshuesch, Public Health Director. The County receives direction from the State on what information can be provided to the public. Grosshuesch stated today that counties are not releasing more than county-level data. A request has been sent to the State to release more granular data with no response. Grosshuesch said at the COTW Meeting, she would also like to discuss response, opportunities, and areas for improvement.
Potter moved to schedule a COTW Meeting on 6-02-20 at 10:30 AM to discuss Public Health notifications and information. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
WRIGHT COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP LOAN PROGRAM
Approval Of Wright County Economic Development Partnership COVID-19 Business Assistance Loan Policy & Loan Program Application
Kelly said the Economic Development Partnership (EDP) has been working on the loan program to assist businesses during COVID-19. The EDP will have a committee to vet the applications. The County Attorney’s Office will review the documents and the Auditor/Treasurer’s Office will assist with the financial piece.
Potter moved to approve the Wright County Economic Development Partnership COVID-19 Business Assistance Loan Policy & Loan Program Application. The motion was seconded by Vetsch and carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
TACTICAL TRAINING CENTER FURNITURE QUOTE
Daleiden said the Tactical Training Center (TTC) furniture has been budgeted and discussed. If more information is requested by the Commissioners, a COTW Meeting could be scheduled. Vetsch replied that the TTC furniture was not budgeted. He said there was discussion that with enough savings in the project, purchase of furniture could be considered. Husom said the discussion included using furniture for the TTC from other areas. Captain Todd Hoffman, Sheriff’s Office, recalled those conversations. He indicated the request is for a conference table and training tables. There will be three offices at the TTC. Vetsch said the figure given for the tables was $30,000 and does not include the office furniture.
Wilczek said there is $90,000 in the budget line item for furniture. He received the proposal today for approximately $64,000 (the conference room, two training rooms, and breakroom chairs/tables-$42,000, and the offices and the workstation-$22,000). There may be other items to purchase from this line item (shelving and miscellaneous items), but it is well below budget.
Wilczek said the purpose of the email was to provide information to the Commissioners on what was transpiring. Before there is a large expenditure on a budgeted item, he provides the Board with that information prior to purchase. He asked for guidance on how the Board wants to proceed.
Vetsch understands there is not furniture available to take to the TTC, so he would be okay with the $42,000 expenditure. He said there is furniture at the Government Center site that can be used for the three offices. Potter said it is not a cubicle type setup in those offices and thought it might involve more work to figure that out.
Potter moved to approve the purchase of the furniture for the TTC. The motion was seconded by Daleiden.
Wilczek explained that in construction contingency, there is a large credit because of duplications in scope. That amount has been offset by owner requested items such as parking, additional dirt work, and a drive lane to the field on the south end. On the technology side, the fiber proposal was several hundred thousand less than budgeted. The training rooms and Emergency Operations Center came in more than anticipated. Wilczek said there are available funds in the technology line item, as well as the $30,000 that they are under on the project budget. Overall, the project is under budget. Hoffman said once the final numbers are received from BKV and RJM, they will apply for reimbursement through the EOC grant for anything EOC related.
Vetsch said the actual cost is a bit more than the bonded amount and questioned whether they have accounted for any shortfalls beyond the bonded amount. He recalled that if the project were over the bonded amount, furniture was one of the areas they would forego for a period of time to make the project whole. Vetsch understands the project is coming in on budget, but the budget is totally separate from what was bonded. He asked for cash on hand versus the cost of the project to determine how much play there is. FF&E was an area they may have to tweak. Vetsch noted that the Jury Assembly tables are not being used at this time and could be utilized.
Daleiden questioned when the TTC is scheduled to open and will there be much use this summer due to COVID-19. Wilczek responded that the project will be substantially complete in two weeks. Inspections will occur the following week, with technology install around June 15th. He anticipated the site would be live and active July 1st, with the exception of fiber. There has been delay with connection to the City of Buffalo’s service. The County’s portion will be finished at that time, but the City’s portion of the fiber will not be. They are looking into alternative options for DSL connection just to get the site active from a card access and security standpoint.
Captain Hoffman said they will be utilizing the TTC for training purposes. The training room is multiuse to include the EOC (Emergency Operations Center.) He thought they could find a way to furnish the facility at a cost of $40,000, whether through the EOC grant or another source. He supports finishing the building correctly instead of using mismatched or broken equipment, especially given the amount spent on the facility. He suggested finishing it off right or waiting until it can be done that way.
Daleiden said the motion could be amended to include the purchase as long as funding is available. This would mean that the County has not gone over bonding, including EOC grant reimbursements. Vetsch said the EOC reimbursement rate was somewhere between $125,000-$250,000. He said the Auditor/Treasurer would have to look at the bonded amount versus total expenses. Vetsch understood they were substantially short (-$300,000) beyond the bond revenues and the EOC reimbursement. Wilczek said deferring discussion for one week will not impact lead times for furniture purchases.
Potter withdrew his motion to approve the purchase of furniture for the TTC.
Daleiden moved to refer the Tactical Training Center Furniture Quote to the already scheduled 6-02-20 COTW Meeting. This topic will be addressed around 11:15 AM. The motion was seconded by Vetsch.
Vetsch said he questioned the expenditure as Commissioners move into budget sessions, especially with the economic climate. He wants to make sure they are not setting themselves up for unseen budgetary impacts. Anything that is not included in the bonded amount they will have to identify the source of funding. Borrell stated this is not a public facing building and will be used by employees and the FBI. He thought mismatched furniture could be used. The motion carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - FUTURE STATE OF COUNTY OPERATIONS
Kelly said the main page of the County website has been updated with a link for the public to set up appointments with departments, not to include the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) which is anticipated to be opened the first week of June. This is dependent upon when the drive-up window is finished. Kelly said information about appointment setting will be made available through press releases and the radio. Kelly said the Face Covering Policy was adopted last week. Face coverings are available for employees in the Administration Office. Vetsch said constituents have contacted him regarding when the Buffalo driver’s license testing facility will be open. He contacted the DMV and was told there was not a timeline on when the Buffalo location will open.
Sarah Grosshuesch, Public Health Director, said discussion will take place at next week’s COTW Meeting on the operational strategies as they look at the long-term response. She said updates are expected on funding. One source of funding needs to be expended by the end of December. The second is a longer-term fund that gives 30 months for review of systems based on the COVID-19 situation. Normally when there is an emergency response, a much quicker time frame is involved and a review period allows discussion on areas of change. With COVID-19, the review period is ongoing as the response mode will continue for some time. Focus has been on hotspots, outbreaks, contact tracing and case investigation, and working with high risk populations like long-term care facilities. They currently have an agreement with MDH (Minnesota Department of Health) to do 10 contract cases per day and MDH handles the overflow. MDH is proposing a different structure to begin in early June, when Grosshuesch hopes to have details on what that structure will look like.
Husom said EMS (Emergency Medical Services) held a meeting to provide information on keeping teams safe and protected. Emergency responders are reminded to use PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), not rush into situations, and focus on gathering as a team and responding together. She said it was conveyed that a peak is predicted in July and that all ICU (Intensive Care Unit) beds will be full toward the end of June. Grosshuesch said the metro area is already struggling with availability of ICU beds. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) symptom list has been expanded and not all symptoms are necessarily experienced. Husom said the presentation at EMS included information that reflected 80% of people have more mild symptoms and 2% have very severe symptoms.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE / ADVISORY BOARD UPDATES
1. Great River Regional Library Board. Potter attended a meeting last week via Zoom. It appears there will be a budgetary reduction on the signatory contribution. Libraries will reopen gradually. The public should contact the library directly to find out their schedule.
2. Trailblazer Meeting. Vetsch and Potter attended a meeting last week. Topics included public transit and the right to ride. A driver has been contracted to transport those who have COVID-19 symptoms who want to be tested. The State is funding that effort. Ridership is extraordinarily down. The State will cover the operating costs until January-February 2021. Potter is unsure whether it will then revert to the 80/20 split. He said Sibley and McLeod County will take care of the ridership share. He said they are willing to take care of it as Wright County didn’t have any local share for next year. It will be reevaluated next year in terms of the local share split. The building timeline has been pushed back to October for completion. Kelly had conversations with Trailblazer and the Attorney’s Office last week on the bidding process. Vetsch said the Trailblazer Board thanked Wright County for allowing them to store the new buses until they were back on the road.
3. Safe Harbor. Husom attended a recent webinar.
4. Strategic Planning Development Meetings. Vetsch and Daleiden met with departments. A request that came forth is for the update of organizational charts.
5. Minnesota Council on Aging Webinar. Daleiden and Borrell attended a recent meeting by conference call. Information was provided on the process for funding that goes from the state level to organizations.
6. Wright County Community Action. Trailblazer has assisted with delivering meals to seniors. Community Action has expressed appreciation for that partnership. The Waverly Café is preparing the frozen meals for the senior meal program. Borrell recognized the efforts of Jay Weatherford, Executive Director of Wright County Community Action. Vetsch asked whether WCCA is going to apply for FEMA grants. Daleiden said the FEMA grants are very complicated. WCCA is receiving assistance from the offices of Representative Tom Emmer and Senator Tina Smith.
7. Administrator Updates:
A. Kelly said Strategic Planning Sessions with departments continue this week. Committee Meetings will occur tomorrow.
The meeting adjourned at 10:04 AM.
County Board Minutes submitted by Susan Backes, Clerk to the County Board
Published in The Herald Journal, June 19, 2020.
WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATION
Warrants Approved On 5/13/2020For Payment 5/13/2020
CENTURYLINK 2,008.46
CORNERSTONE CHEVROLET 128,495.00
HEALTH PARTNERS 803,523.02
HEALTH PARTNERS - DENTAL 23,917.17
MATHIOWETZCOSTRUCTION 849,794.16
FinalTotal: 1,807,737.81
Warrants Approved On 5/14/2020For Payment 5/15/2020
AAA STRIPING SERVICE INC 114,000.40
ABM BUILDING VALUE 36,717.13
DIAMOND TOWER SERVICE INC 21,765.00
HENNING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INC 2,812.35
KJELLBERG’S CARPET ONE 2,113.98
LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP 4,080.00
MN COUNTIES COMPUTER COOPERATIVE 10,408.06
PARK CONSTRUCTION COMPANY 119,199.85
RADARSIGN LLC 8,844.00
TW VENDING INC 9,872.85
34 Payments less than 2000 15,442.48
Final Total: 345,256.10
Warrants Approved On 5/18/2020 For Payment 5/19/2020
ARAMARK SERVICES INC 7,320.85
GRANITE ELECTRONICS 4,242.68
LEO A HOFFMANN CENTER INC 10,260.00
LOUCKS & ASSOCIATES INC 4,165.23
MIDWEST LANDSCAPES INC 5,000.90
VERIZON WIRELESS SERVICES LLC 11,906.40
VILLAGE RANCH INC 27,402.96
46 Payments less than 2000 16,774.06
Final Total: 87,073.08
Published in The Herald Journal, June 19, 2020.
CITY OF MAYERNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Mayer Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on an amendment to Title XV Land Usage, Chapter 152 Zoning of the City Code for the City of Mayer, by amending Section 152.003 Definitions and Section 152.060 (C/I) Commercial/Industrial District. The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as persons may reasonably be heard, at Mayer City Hall, 413 Bluejay Avenue.
The purpose of the text amendment is to consider amending the text in relation to adding uses to the C/I Commercial/Industrial District.
A copy of the proposed text amendment in its entirety is available at City Hall for review. Any person desiring to comment on this matter is invited to do so in writing prior to or at the hearing or orally at the time of the public hearing. Written comments may be mailed or delivered to: City of Mayer, 413 Bluejay Avenue, Mayer, MN 55360.
Dated this 12th day of June, 2020.
Margaret McCallum
City Administrator
Published in The Herald Journal, June 19, 2020.
BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETINGMonday, May 11, 2020HLWW HS Media Center
The May 11, 2020 Regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:02 pm. by Chairperson Heuer. After the pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with the following members present: Heuer, Koch, Bravinder, Peterson, Scheuch, Diers; absent: Detlefsen. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner, Principals Jason Mix, Jim Schimelpfenig, and Jennifer Olson, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Scheuch recommended approval of the agenda; Koch seconded; those in favor: Peterson, Bravinder, Koch, Scheuch, Diers and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VI) Scheuch recommended approval of the consent agenda which included the April 13, 2020 Regular Board Meeting, April 27, 2020 Work Session Meeting, May bills, April Enrollment, FMLA leave request for Stefanie Gunderson starting the 2020-21 school year thru November 6, 2020; FMLA leave request for Amanda Zimmermann starting the 2020-21 school year thru October 12, 2020; FMLA leave request for Heather Eastling starting approximately October 23, 2020 thru February 2, 2021; FMLA leave request for Brooke Orazem from approximately October 27, 2020 thru January 3, 2021; resignation of Jesse Robertson as Technology Director effective June 8, 2020, employment recommendations: Rebecca Atkinson for the open reading position at Humphrey Elementary starting the 2020-21 school year; and Hailey Krueger for the elementary teaching position at Humphrey Elementary starting the 2020-21 school year due to a retirement, the second reading and approval of the following policies: 510-School Activities; 512-School-Sponsored Student Publications & Activities; 513-Student Promotion, Retention, & Program Design; 517-Student Recruiting; 518-DNR-DNI Orders; 519- Interviews of Students by Outside Agencies; 520-Student Surveys; Elementary Laker News; and the following recognition:
The School Board recognizes all of our teachers for the great work they do for students and families! Even more than ever, our teachers are striving during these times of distance learning and school closures, to make connections with our students and their families to ensure that they can receive the best education possible. We appreciate all that our teachers do to make HLWW Public Schools a great place (whether they are in school or working from home)! Thank you teachers!
Peterson seconded; those in favor: Scheuch, Diers, Peterson, Koch, Bravinder and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd B) Scheuch recommended approval of the LTFM projects; Koch seconded; Superintendent Sellner reported the LTFM projects will not change much from now until the budget approval in June; those in favor: Koch, Bravinder, Peterson, Scheuch, Diers and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
Superintendent Sellner asked for an official approval to post the anticipated positions reviewed in Item VII, Subd. A. Bravinder motioned to post the anticipated positions; Diers seconded; those in favor: Peterson, Bravinder, Koch, Scheuch, Diers and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd C) Scheuch recommended approval of the distance learning plan; Koch seconded; Superintendent Sellner reviewed the plan and each principal reviewed their portion of the plan. Scheuch amended the motion to include the grading changes for the elementary and high school; Koch seconded; Heuer asked for those in favor of the amendment: Scheuch, Peterson, Bravinder, Koch and Heuer; opposed: Diers; passed by majority. Scheuch motioned to approve the distance learning plan with the grading changes to the elementary and high school; Koch seconded; those in favor: Peterson, Bravinder, Koch, Diers, Scheuch and Heuer; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd D) Bravinder recommended approval of the 2020 graduation ceremony on May 31st at 2 pm outside in the high school parking lot pending information from the Department of Education; Diers seconded; those in favor: Diers, Scheuch, Peterson, Bravinder, Koch and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd E) Scheuch recommended approval of the mission, goals, and hashtag; Peterson seconded; those in favor: Koch, Bravinder, Peterson, Diers, Scheuch and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd G) Scheuch recommended approval of the items for the work session; Koch seconded; those in favor: Scheuch, Diers, Peterson, Bravinder, Koch and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item IX) Next Meeting Dates:
• Work Session Meeting - Tuesday May 26, 2020 6pm HLWW HS Media Center
• Regular Board Meeting - Monday June 8, 2020 6pm HLWW HS Media Center
For the full report, visit the district website at www.hlww.k12.mn.us/board-meeting-minutes or view a copy in the district office.
Heuer adjourned the meeting at 8:00 pm.
Respectfully submitted,
Lacy Detlefsen, Clerk
Published in The Herald Journal, June 19, 2020.
BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETINGTuesday, May 26, 2020HLWW HS Media Center
The May 26, 2020 School Board Work Session meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:23 pm. (due to technical difficulties) by Chairperson Heuer. After the pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with the following members present: Heuer, Koch, Bravinder, Peterson, Scheuch, Diers and Detlefsen. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner, Principal Jason Mix and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Koch recommended approval of the agenda; Detlefsen seconded; those in favor: Peterson, Bravinder, Koch, Scheuch, Detlefsen, Diers and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item V, Subd. B) Heuer indicated the consensus of the board was to proceed as you would normally.
(Item V, Subd. F) Detlefsen recommended approval of the revised 2019-20 budget and the preliminary 2020-21 budget; Bravinder seconded; Superintendent Sellner reviewed the 2019-20 budget.
Diers motioned to amend the motion to remove the approval of the 2020-21 budget and approve only the 2019-20 revised budget; Bravinder seconded; those in favor: Diers, Scheuch, Detlefsen, Bravinder, Koch and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously to amend the motion. Heuer asked for those in favor of approving the amended motion: Bravinder, Koch, Scheuch, Diers, Detlefsen and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item V, Subd. G) Detlefsen recommended approval of the motion for the motto “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”; Heuer asked twice for a second; motion died for lack of a second motion.
(Item VII) Next Meeting Dates:
• Regular Board Meeting - Monday June 8, 2020 6pm HLWW HS Media Center
• Work Session Meeting - Monday June 22, 2020 6pm HLWW HS Media Center
For the full report, visit the district website at www.hlww.k12.mn.us/board-meeting-minutes or view a copy in the district office.
Heuer adjourned the meeting at 8:37 pm.
Respectfully submitted,
Lacy Detlefsen, Clerk
Published in The Herald Journal, June 19, 2020.
STATE OF MINNESOTACOUNTY OF McLEODDISTRICT COURTFIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICTCIVIL DIVISIONCourt File No. 43-CV-20-749SUMMONS
Nicholas J. Ludowese and
Kathryn R. Ludowese,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
Raymond Rettig, Elaine Irene Rettig,
David E. Schauer, Lorie J. Schauer, AND
Terry Ray Rettig, Perry Gene Rettig, Ricky J.
Rettig, and Lanny Lee Rettig, AS HEIRS OF
Raymond Rettig and Elaine Irene Rettig,
who are now deceased,
AND the unknown heirs of the
above-named persons who may now be d
ceased,and all other persons unknown or
claimingany right, title, estate, interest or
lien in thereal estate described herein,
Defendants.
THIS SUMMONS IS DIRECTED TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS:
1. YOU ARE BEING SUED. The Plaintiffs have started a lawsuit against you. The Plaintiffs’ Complaint against you is attached to this Summons. Do not throw these papers away. They are official papers that affect your rights. You must respond to this lawsuit even though it may not yet be filed with the Court and there may be no court file number on this Summons.
II. YOU MUST REPLY WITHIN 20 DAYS TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS.
You must give or mail to the person who signed this summons a written response called an Answer within 20 days of the date on which you received this Summons. You must send a copy of your Answer to the person who signed this Summons located at:
Frank F. Munshower
Estebo, Frank & Munshower, Ltd.
315 S. Washington St., PO Box 377
Redwood Falls, MN 56283
III. YOU MUST RESPOND TO EACH CLAIM. The Answer is your written response to the Plaintiff s Complaint. In your Answer you must state whether you agree or disagree with each paragraph of the Complaint. If you believe the Plaintiff should not be given everything asked for in the Complaint, you must say so in your Answer.
IV. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR CASE IF YOU DO NOT SEND A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINT TO THE PERSON WHO SIGNED THIS SUMMONS. If you do not answer within 20 days, you will lose this case. You will not get to tell your side of the story, and the Court may decide against you and award the Plaintiff everything asked for in the Complaint. If you do not want to contest the claims stated in the Complaint, you do not need to respond.
A default judgment can then be entered against you for the relief requested in the Complaint.
V. LEGAL ASSISTANCE. You may wish to get legal help from a lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer, the Court Administrator may have information about places where you can get legal assistance. Even if you cannot get legal help, you must still provide a written Answer to protect your rights or you may lose the case.
VI. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION. The parties may agree to or be ordered to participate in an alternative dispute resolution process under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice. You must still send your written response to the Complaint even if you expect to use alternative means of resolving this dispute.
VII. THIS LAWSUIT AFFECTS OR BRINGS INTO QUESTION TITLE TO REAL PROPERTY located in McLeod County, State of Minnesota, legally described as follows:
The Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (NE 1/4 SE 1/4) of Section Thirty-six (36), Township One Hundred Fourteen (114) North, Range Thirty (30) West of the 5th P.M.
The object of this action is to obtain a judgment declaring that Plaintiff is the owner in fee of the property described above, subject only to such pre-existing easements, reservations, and restrictions as may appear in the public record or as have been established by statute, and that the Defendants, and each of them, have no right, title, estate, interest or lien in or upon the said real estate.
VIII. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT NO PERSONAL CLAIM IS MADEBY PLAINTIFFSAGAINST ANY OF THE DEFENDANTS.
Dated: 5-28-2020
ESTEBO, FRANK & MUNSHOWER, LTD.
/s/ Frank F. Munshower
Frank F. Munshower
Attorneys for Plaintiff
315 S. Washington, Box 377
Redwood Falls, MN 56283
Phone: 507-637-5721
Attorney Reg. #212222
frankm@rwflaw.com
Published in The Herald Journal, June 19 and 26 and July 3, 2020.
Lester Prairie City Council MinutesJune 9, 2020
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m..
Motion – Foust; Second – Meyer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the May Minutes as submitted.
Motion – Dhoore; Second – Meyer; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the May Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
Chief Carlson presented Officer Mark Anderson a “Life Saving Award” for an incident that occurred on December 29, 2019, where he performed lifesaving measures to save a victim’s life of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head.
Mayor Angvall presented Police Chief Robert Carlson with a gift certificate for 20 years of service.
General consensus of the majority of the City Council was to establish a working committee of the Police Chief, Administrator and Councilman Dhoore to meet with the City of Silver Lake and see if an agreement can be obtained.
Motion – Foust; Second – Meyer; Carried – Unanimously; To inform McLeod County Environmental Services the City does not have any objections at this time regarding the conditional use permit application as submitted by Jeffrey Fruetel to construct an accessory structure greater than 2,400 square feet on a parcel that is less than 10 acres.
Motion – Foust; Second – Dhoore; Carried - To have Police Chief Carlson and Pool Manager Lee work together to draft a preparedness plan for proper protocol for opening the swimming pool including staffing, sanitizing process, and compliance with the MN Department of Health guidelines.
Motion – Dhoore; Second – Meyer; Carried – To authorize Administrator Skrbich to hire more pool staffing as needed.
Motion – Tritabaugh; Second – Dhoore; Carried – To require a liability waiver be signed by adults and parents prior to pool entry for all participants.
Motion – Dhoore; Second – Meyer; Carried – To authorize the use of the Sunrise Nature Park Certificate to be used towards the planning and development of a campground at Sunrise Nature Park.
Motion – Foust; Second – Tritabaugh; Carried – Unanimously; To send a letter of support to the McLeod County Commissioners to extend the Dakota Trail to Hutchinson, pave it and apply for a Legacy grant.
Councilman Dhoore introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption:
RESOLUTION NO. 25-20 A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE LESTER PRAIRIE LIONS CLUB The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Meyer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 25-20 adopted by a unanimous vote this 9th day of June, 2020.
Motion – Foust; Second – Dhoore; Carried – Unanimously; To appoint Doris Lundin to serve as an election head judge and to confirm Gordon Houk, Audrey Litzau, Cathy Houg, Joyce Burandt, Shirley Weisenburger. Barb Parpart, Dianna Lepel and Marilyn Pawelk to serve as election judges.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 26-20 A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE JOB DESCRIPTION FOR THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR POSITION FOR THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Meyer and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 26-20 adopted by a unanimous vote this 9th day of June, 2020.
Councilman Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 27-20 A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE LESTER PRAIRIE FULLTIME AND PARTTIME WAGE SCALE The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Tritabaugh and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 27-20 adopted by a unanimous vote this 9th day of June, 2020.
Motion – Foust; Second – Meyer; Carried – Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.
Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 8:57 p.m..
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
The above is a summary version of the Lester Prairie City Council Minutes of June 9, 2020. The Minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours. Items not included in the above report are notices, communications, reports, detailed resolutions and claims.
Published in The Herald Journal, June 19, 2020.
CITY OF MAYERNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Mayer Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on an amendment to Title XV Land Usage, Chapter 152 Zoning of the City Code for the City of Mayer, by amending Section 152.003 Definitions and Section 152.060 (C/I) Commercial/Industrial District. The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as persons may reasonably be heard, at Mayer City Hall, 413 Bluejay Avenue.
The purpose of the text amendment is to consider amending the text in relation to adding uses to the C/I Commercial/Industrial District.
A copy of the proposed text amendment in its entirety is available at City Hall for review. Any person desiring to comment on this matter is invited to do so in writing prior to or at the hearing or orally at the time of the public hearing. Written comments may be mailed or delivered to: City of Mayer, 413 Bluejay Avenue, Mayer, MN 55360.
Dated this 12th day of June, 2020.
Margaret McCallum
City Administrator
Published in The Herald Journal, June 19, 2020.
REGULAR MEETING of the SCHOOL BOARD of EDUCATIONLester Prairie Public SchoolsMonday May 18th, 2019 5:45pmLester Prairie School Media Center
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present on site or via zoom: Corbey Hentges, Steve Ziermann, Megan Stifter Knoll, Mary Otto, Brian Heimerl, and Rebecca Heimerl. Administration: Dr. Melissa Radeke, Mike Lee, and Alice Daak. Other Staff present: Kim DeBruyckere, Kelli Elling, Christine Mattson and Jeremiah Kraemer Guests: Andy Hoffman with H&U, and Ivan Raconteur for the Herald Journal.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Rebecca Heimerl.
Agenda
• Motion by R. Heimerl second Stifter-Knoll by to approve the Agenda as presented and or modified
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
• Communication – Report -
1. Each Senior on Facebook
• Open dialogue – none
Minutes and Bills
• Motion by B. Heimerl and second by Otto to approve the meeting minutes of the Regular Board meeting on 04/20, and pay the bills in the amount of $106,237.31 and student activity fees of $1,011
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Administrative Reports
Mr. Lee K-12 Principal Report: - highlights • Following Gov. Guidance, Graduation to be held on May 22nd
o 1 vehicle per family and spaced
o Broadcast on 99.9 using equipment from St. Paul church
o Tested equipment today and worked well
• Hats and gowns handed out
• Graduates pick up diplomas on Wednesday
• Video will be created after ceremony
• Book returns Wed.- Friday
• Parade 11:30 to noon
o Staff will social distance
• SWWC MN – discussing distant learning
• Staff are really showing the professionals they are with the last 2 months of distant learning
Jeremiah Kraemer AD Report: - highlights
• Weekly MSHSL meetings held
o Chemical eligibility discussed – will be carried over to next season
o Discussion on coaches do’s and don’ts
Dr. Melissa Radeke Superintendent Report: - highlights
• Distance Learning following MDE guidance for liability
• Non- certified contract negotiations May 26th start
• 5,470 meals served
• Friday will be the last meal
School Board Reports
• Community Ed. – none
• PTO – met via zoom –
a. Finished up budget with Holiday store
b. Approved request from Mrs. Willems for parade for $31.83
c. Sent ecard appreciations to teachers
d. Discussed retirement and new teacher gifts
e. Discussed possible open house table and membership recruitment
f. Donated extra books from our literacy night to the lions to use in g. their new min libraries around town
h. Meet in August this year because need discuss open house since no guidelines set yet
• Facilities/Maint. – Tour after meeting
• Facility Planning – H&U update
• Tech/Media: met May 6th – discussed leasing new chrome books and tablets
• Activities Committee –
• Negotiations – none
• Meet and Confer –
a. TDE Plans revising
b. Frontline software will be used for Evaluations
c. No evaluation with distant learning
d. 4 Teachers were not evaluated for the year
• Policy – none
• Legislative – Legislature – end of session webinar May 19th
Policy Administration - none
Old Business
• Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by B. Heimerl to approve revised membership agreement with SW/WC Cooperative for the 2020-2021 school year
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Personnel
• Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve the Matt Thode as K-12 Health and Physical Education Teacher with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve Cheryl Bayerl as Kids Depot Coordinator with assigned duties
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by B. Heimerl to approve 6 part-time staff positions as Kids Depot workers with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Ziermann to approve Taylor Bayerl as Kids Depot student worker with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve McKenna Kutz as Kids Depot student worker with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve Peyton Ruzicka as Kids Depot student worker with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by B. Heimerl and 2nd by Ziermann to approve Zach Jackson as Kids Depot student worker with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve Noel Blashack as Kids Depot student worker with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Ziermann to approve Layne Teubert as Kids Depot student worker with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Ziermann to approve Jack Neisen as Kids Depot student worker with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Correction for previous motion – motion by Otto 2nd by Ziermann to approve 7 part-time staff positions as Kids Depot workers with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
School Finance
• Motion by R. Heimerl 2nd by Ziermann to rescind spring work agreements, not including head coaches, due to COVID 19 (no season)
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by R. Heimerl 2nd by Otto to change previous motion to spring coaching agreements, not including head coaches, due to COVID 19 (no season)
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by R. Heimerl 2nd by Otto to approve 25% partial payment for spring coaching agreements, for JH and JV coaches.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
o Discussion took place
o Tabled until next month’s meeting for DAAK and Music partial payments
• Discussion regarding head coaching salaries
o Board agreed recommendation for 50% partial payment
o Union needs to agree
• Motion by Ziermann and 2nd by Otto to approve rental agreement for the 2020-2021 School Year with St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in the amount of $1,725 per month for a period of 9 months.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
New Business
A. Building Project update – H&U update – Ground breaking date in June
B. Discussion: Socially Distanced Groundbreaking Ceremony scheduled for June 2nd at 10 am.
C. Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by B. Heimerl to approve 2020-2021 Resolution for Membership in the Minnesota State High School League
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
D. Motion by Hentges and 2nd by R. Heimerl to approve Jeremiah Kramer as MSHSL School Representative.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
E. Motion by Hentges and 2nd by Otto to approve Steve Ziermann as MSHSL School Board Representative.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
F. Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve revised 2019-2020 School Calendar moving Graduation from May 15th, 2020 to May 21st, 2020.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
G. Motion by Stifter-Knoll and 2nd by Ziermann to approve Dr. Melissa Radeke to act as the Identified Official with Authority (IOWA) for Lester Prairie Public School District 0424-01.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
H. Motion by Ziermann and 2nd by Otto to approve School Family Mental Health Service Agreement contract with Greater Minnesota Family Services as presented.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Meeting was adjourned at 7:23 PM
/s/ Steven D. Ziermann
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in The Herald Journal, June 19, 2020.