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BOARD MINUTESBOARD OF WRIGHT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AUGUST 25, 2020 DATE APPROVED: SEPTEMBER 1, 2020
The Wright County Board met in regular session at 9:00 A.M. with Husom, Vetsch, Potter, Daleiden and Borrell present.
COUNTY BOARD MINUTES 8-18-20
Daleiden moved to approve the 8-18-20 Wright County Board Minutes. The motion was seconded by Vetsch and carried 5-0.
AGENDA
The following item was petitioned to the Agenda:
- Auditor/Treasurer Timed Item #2, “Approve A Plat Registered Land Survey No. 50 (Franklin Township)” (Hiivala)
Daleiden moved to approve the Agenda as amended. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0.
CONSENT AGENDA
Vetsch moved to approve the Consent Agenda. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0.
A. ADMINISTRATION
1. Approve And Authorize Signatures On A Memorandum Of Agreement (MOA) Allowing The County To Utilize Temporary Non-Licensed Staff Members In The Wright County Sheriffs Office For More Than 67 Working Days, But Less Than Or Equal To 120 Working Days In A Calendar Year
B. ADMINISTRATION
1. Authorize Approval Of GC PR-26 For $82,306
C. ADMINISTRATION
1. Authorize Order Of Justice Center Department Conference & Ancillary Furniture
D. ADMINISTRATION
1. Authorize Approval Of JC PR132 - East Parking Lot Civil - $441,315
E. AUDITOR/TREASURER
1. Acknowledge Warrants Issued Between August 12, 2020 And August 18, 2020
F. COUNTY BOARD
1. Authorize County Board Members Attendance At Trailblazer Addition Groundbreaking, 9-17-20 @ 11:00 AM, Trailblazer Facility-Buffalo
G. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
1. Position Replacement A. Public Health Nurse
TIMED AGENDA ITEMS
BOB HIIVALA, AUDITOR/TREASURER
Approve July Revenue/Expenditure Budget And CIP Report
Vetsch moved to approve the July Revenue/Expenditure Budget and CIP (Capital Improvement Plan) Report. The motion was seconded by Daleiden and carried 5-0.
Approve A Plat “Registered Land Survey No. 50” (Franklin Township)
Borrell moved to approve the Plat “Registered Land Survey No. 50” (Franklin Township). The motion was seconded by Potter and carried 5-0.
SCHEDULE PUBLIC HEARING FOR CHANGES TO THE FEES FOR SERVICE SCHEDULE
Changes Requested In Bold:
1. Auditor/Treasurer: Add Fee “Septic Loan Processing Fee, $50”
2. Parks: Add Fee “Mobile Food Vending Permit - County Parks And Recreation Areas, $100”
3. Planning & Zoning: Add Language As Follows: PLANNING COMMISSION Rezoning Or Text Amendment $400.00
Lee Kelly, County Administrator, said that several changes came up as part of the budget process and through other discussions. The County generally holds one public hearing on changes to the Fee Schedule in the fall of the year. At times, additional hearings are necessary.
Vetsch moved to set a Public Hearing for 9-22-20 at 9:30 AM to address proposed changes to the Fee Schedule. The motion was seconded by Daleiden. Daleiden asked that all departments be made aware of the Public Hearing so that another hearing is not required this fall. The motion carried 5-0.
ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION
8-20-20 CARES ACT COMMITTEE MINUTES
At today’s County Board Meeting, Vetsch requested the following change:
- Page 3, paragraph 3, first sentence should read, “Vetsch requested for the group to get together prior to Oct.8, 2020 to discuss applicant volume”
Vetsch moved to approve the minutes as corrected and the recommendations. The motion was seconded by Borrell and carried 5-0. The 8-20-20 CARES Act Committee Minutes follow:
I. CARES Act Funding
9:30 AM CARES Act Non-Profit/Affiliates Advisory Committee (Daleiden, Husom)
County Administrator, Lee Kelly provided a brief summary of the affiliate entities and recommended next steps. Jami Goodrum, Human Services Director, had developed an application, eligibility spreadsheet, and list of specific affiliates that are partnered with Health and Human Services that she would like to directly contact for this funding opportunity (attached).
Commissioner Christine Husom suggested to gather information from these affiliates regarding their needs prior to making decisions on how best to allocate these funds. Commissioners Mark Daleiden, Husom and Vetsch agreed that some affiliates have been more financially impacted than others, it will likely depend on their size and the services they provide on how much they will end up requesting for assistance.
Commissioner Darek Vetsch would like to set aside $1.5 million of the $3 million in non profit/ affiliate allocation in order to see what the demand is initially. Vetsch also commented that the Auditor Treasurer’s office does not have the staff to handle 100 or more applications, with the suggestion that WCEDP could handle that administrative portion.
A discussion was had regarding food shelves, and their need for assistance. Some have increased revenue since COVID-19 hit. It was recommended they follow a similar, but different process and apply to the non-profit grants program that is to be administered by WCEDP. Rebecca Field from CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) clarified the there are three different programs; a small business, non-profit economic relief, and the business interruption, which the HHS service affiliates that have experienced increased demand which results in an increased cost. Field said an increased expense can be displayed comparing the second quarter from previous years to the second quarter of 2020. Vetsch clarified that the same spreadsheet that was submitted to the school districts could also be used for the affiliates with the application.
Functional Industries was another topic discussed. Husom described that this is a non-profit in our community that is unique and very valuable, if the County dollars would have to make it happen, they need to continue working, however the County is just not set up to perform that function. Husom explained that some of the employees go to an outside jobs while some work on-site. Vetsch added that they have had decreased revenue, a loss of income, but with the same amount of expenses (building payments, costs). Field said that they need to demonstrate the reduction of services along with the expenses with any modifications that were needed to be made in response to COVID-19. Vetsch suggested that CLA will have to spend more time monitoring Functional Industries reimbursement requests due to the unique nature of service. Field also clarified that it will only cover eligible costs and cannot replace lost revenue with CARES Act money and could use the CARES Act eligible expense spreadsheet that details the cost.
Goodrum provided changes in the CARES Act Grant application for providers and individuals (family fostercare providers, non-licensed childcare etc.). She said licensed childcare providers have received some funds already but also wanted to make it large enough for other providers to be eligible for this bucket of money. She reported that the County has numerous non-licensed providers that they utilize in emergencies and filling in the gaps when needed. Jill Pooler, HHS Social Services Manager, reported that a legal, non-licensed childcare provider might be someone who has a specific family member that needs special care and can care for one other child. Vetsch expressed concerns of non-licensed childcare providers and would like a detailed request. Field commented that like any other business, daycares need to follow the same eligibility requirement. Any increased costs due to COVID-19 (PPE, sanitizer, additional equipment, space, etc.) would be an eligible expense. A subset can’t be different from what everyone else must comply with that receive reimbursement for eligible expenses. Husom mentioned that it’s possible the expenses might be so low, that they might not apply. Goodrum’s concern is that if the childcare providers don’t receive some of these funds to offset their financial impact, they will decide to go back into the workforce and thus leaving no childcare for families.
Vetsch asked what is the closing date would be for this portion of the program.Field advised the small business deadline to apply would be well in advance of the County’s deadline for expending funds to allow time for the potential of re-allocating funds. She recommended an application deadline of Oct. 8, 2020 and reciprients would need to respond within 15 days of how they used the funds. She reminded that the county must know by Dec. 1st of all allocated funds and how deadlines for groups would fit into the County’s timeframe. Goodrum commented that they are already receiving application daily. They would like to open the application period as soon as possible Goodrum is hoping to send out the emails to the initial listed affiliates with the application and spreadsheet in the next day or so.
Goodrum clarified that funds for the recipients from the CARES Act Grant application for providers and individuals will come from $ 7 million of funds allocated to the County’s expenses. Kelly asked how logistically it should be tracked and if it needs to be categorized. He recommended that not to exceed accounts be set up for each line of the HHS CARES act funding plan to allow tracking of expenditures. He added that he has received inquiries from Extension and Soil & Water for grant opportunities and reimbursement for COVID 19 expenses.
Recommendations:
1. Approve CARES Act Grant application for providers and individuals
2. Approve application for County affiliates and distribute to affilitate entities.
10:30 AM CARES Act Wright County Economic Development Advisory Committee (Potter, Vetsch)
The committee reviewed the applications for non-profit and business grant programs presented by Jolene Foss of the WCEDP. Vetsch reported that the application looked good. Previously the committee discussed establishing a forgivable loan program. Foss is wanting to change the forgivable loan programto a grant program due to the reduce admintrative burden and ongoing tracking traking requirements. Once the applications are approved by the County Board it can then go for solicitation. Approval is planned for the 8/25 board meeting.
Vetsch described from an administrative standpoint what the best option would be to compensate WCEDP for administering these programs. Field said that the if you are giving out $2 million, you can account for up to 10 percent as an administrative fee . She advised determining a flat administrative fee rather than basing it on the dollar amount of the grants that ate administered. Vetsch asked if $200,000 would cover all WCEDP’s costs to run the program.Foss responded that it would. Assistant County Attorney, Greg Kryzer volunteered to write up a contract agreement.
Foss suggested within the application that loans up to $20,000 will ask them to provide receipts for expenses more than $500. Field added that although they might not request smaller receipts, the affiliates should not destroy them, but save them in case they would request it later or for other reporting purposes. Foss added that non-profit portals, non-profit entities are for 50 or less employees. Same requirements for eligible applications. However, she mentioned that churches must have a community service component that they are providing some sort of service to the community to qualify as best practice.
Vetsch requested for the group to get together prior to Oct.8, 2020 to discuss applicant volume. He also asked Foss if the initial agreement was exhausted, if it would go into a new agreement for 10% for WCEDP, Foss agreed.
Foss gave a detailed timelime for each component of the process (attached). The committee agreed, with moving forward with the process and application. Foss will continue to keep the Board apprised of the progress.
Recommendations:
1. Develop an agreement with WCEDP for administration of non-profit and business grant programs. Compensation is to be a flat rate of $200,000.
2. Approve applications and proceed with CARES Act non-profit and business grant programs
The meeting adjourned at 11:00 A.M.
8-20-20 CARES Act Committee Minutes submitted by Kathleen Brannan-Merritt, Administrative Specialist
(End of 8-20-20 CARES Act Committee Minutes)
ADVISORY COMMITTEE/ADVISORY BOARD UPDATES
1. 2021 Budget Sessions. All Commissioners and the County Administrator attended 2021 County budget sessions last week. The sessions continue this week.
2. I-94 Coalition. Potter stated that there was not a legislative special session for a bonding bill which includes the I-94 project from Albertville to Monticello. One could potentially be held in September, but he thought that would most likely occur in 2021. A large upcoming project will be the Fish Lake Interchange in the metro, but that will first need to be included in the five-year plan.
3. Economic Development Partnership (EDP). Potter attended a meeting on 8-21-20. A presentation was made by Annandale on the Highway 24 project. The EDP group discussed processes relative to the recent hire of Jolene Foss, EDP Executive Director.
4. New Government Center Project. Potter said Jolene Foss, EDP Executive Director, toured the new Government Center and the area that may be designated for the EDP. Potter attended an advisory meeting on the lower level of the Administration Building where areas for department and elections storage were discussed, as well as the space for Wellness. It is being contemplated whether department and elections storage should be moved to the back wall. The space currently designated near the elevator could then potentially be utilized in the future for something else. Husom said that elections staff will need to concur with the suggested change.
Kelly suggested a Committee Of The Whole Meeting (COTW) to gain consensus on how to move forward with space for elections, department storage, EDP, 3rd Floor, and Wellness. This ties into some of the strategic planning discussions that have been held. Alan Wilczek, Facilities Director, concurred and said they could also discuss flexible space for Health and Human Services.
Daleiden moved to schedule a Committee Of The Whole Meeting on 9-01-20 at 10:00 AM to discuss the new Government Center project and preliminary strategic planning. The motion was seconded by Potter and carried 5-0.
5. Wright County Community Action (WCCA). Daleiden said WCCA held their annual meeting on 9-21-20 but he was unable to attend due to budget sessions. He understands they provided opportunities for various types of virtual training.
6. Administrator Updates
A. CARES Act. Kelly reported staff have been busy with the CARES Act. Approval of the forms today will allow those documents to be made available. A staff group will meet weekly to review applications and move them onto agendas for approval.
7. Justice Center. Daleiden asked for an update on when the premises will be occupied. Husom stated that occupancy is scheduled for 10-12-20. Wilczek said he spoke with Courts a week ago. Signage will be placed at the current Government Center location relating to the move. Announcements are planned for the website and through social media. Departments moves to the new Justice Center are planned for 10-12-20, but court may not be held at that location at that time.
The meeting adjourned at 9:28 AM.
County Board Minutes submitted by Susan Backes, Clerk to the County Board
Published in the Heraald Journal, Sept. 25, 2020.
WARRANTS FOR PUBLICATIONWarrants Approved On 8/14/2020 For Payment 8/14/2020
AAA STRIPING SERVICE INC 8,854.20
BRAUN INTERTEC CORPORATION 20,165.50
BRUNSWICK BOAT GROUP 48,253.00
CHAMBERLAIN OIL CO 3,629.85
COTTENS INC 2,481.93
DELL MARKETING LP 3,734.36
GRAINGER 4,575.67
MEEKER WASHED SAND AND GRAVEL INC 2,844.40
RDO EQUIPMENT CO 59,428.89
24 Payments less than 2000 12,293.37
Final Total: 166,261.17
Warrants Approved On 8/17/2020For Payment 8/17/2020
AT&T MOBILITY 5,190.03
ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE LLC 16,329.83
FORD OF HIBBING 38,741.40
GREEN VIEW INC 19,157.87
INSIDE OUTSIDE ARCHITECTURE, INC . 3,184.95
MN NATIVE LANDSCAPES 6,476.00
PRINSCO INC 4,878.91
QUADIENT LEASING USA INC 6,299.00
SAFE COMMUNITIES OF WRIGHT COUNTY 3,000.00
WM CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. 2,033.28
35 Payments less than 2000 16,781.74
Final Total: 122,073.01
Warrants Approved On 8/18/2020 For Payment 8/18/2020
ARAMARK SERVICES INC 7,638.51
BRADBURY STAMM CONSTRUCTION WINKELMAN 363,745.19
CENTURYLINK 2,377.73
CONSOLIDATED LANDCARE INC 2,950.00
CUSTOM MANUFACTURING INC 38,700.00
ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE LLC 6,089.78
MN MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO 2,444.31
NUTRIEN AG SOLUTIONS, INC. 4,018.12
PETERSON COMPANIES INC 233,867.06
SGI 7,782.50
STREICHERS 12,286.97
TW VENDING INC 9,472.42
YOUR EARS ROCK, LLC 7,201.46
32 Payments less than 2000 13,408.58
Final Total: 711,982.63
Warrants Approved For Payment 8/18/2020
US BANK VOYAGER FLEET SYSTEMS 16,195.33
Final Total: 16,195.33
Warrants Approved On 8/18/2020 For Payment 8/18/2020
HEALTH PARTNERS 787,907.56
HEALTH PARTNERS - DENTAL 23,628.11
Final Total: 811,535.67
Warrants Approved For Payment 8/18/2020
US BANK-PROCUREMENT CARDS 63,602.96
Final Total: 63,602.96
Published in the Herald Journal, Sept. 25, 2020.
REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS
Notice is hereby given that Independent School District No. 2687 will receive quotations on Snowplowing.
Please contact the district office for a RFQ form. Deadline for submittal: 10:00am, October 9, 2020. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all quotes. Please send quotes to: ISD #2687, Attn: District Office-Snow Removal RFQ, 8700 County Road 6 SW, PO Box 708, Howard Lake, MN 55349
Brad Sellner
Superintendent of Schools
Published in the Herald Journal, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2, 2020.
SPECIAL MEETING of the SCHOOL BOARD of EDUCATIONLester Prairie Public SchoolsTuesday, August 11th, 2020 7:30AMLester Prairie School Media Center
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: Corbey Hentges, Steve Ziermann, Mary Otto, and Rebecca Heimerl. Absent: Brian Heimerl, Megan Stifter Knoll. Administration present: Dr. Melissa Radeke, Mike Lee. Guests: Melissa Williams, and Stacey Kolander.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Steve Ziermann.
Agenda
• Motion by Otto second by R. Heimerl to approve the Agenda as presented and or modified
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Open Dialogue –
Melissa Williams – Addressed the board with her concerns and need for the school to reopen.
o Concerns included, the students – Mental Health, Anxiety of online learning, change in structure, the stress and sometimes hard to help @ home.
o In the past distance learning, one of her children had received 103 emails regarding subjects @ school within a 2 week time period, which is quite stressful.
o She has heard that many parents would look @ options for home schooling if the school did not open
Stacey Kolander – commented that she preferred in class at school learning and suggested for at least up until grade 5, as the learning curve seems to be less at home.
Discussion- Preparedness Plan Draft and Learning Model to start 2020-21 School Year.
• Dr. Radeke displayed plan on monitor
o Planning team put together
Learning plan developed
0-9 cases per 10,000 = In school
10-19 K-6 in school , 7-12 Hybrid
20-29 K-3 in school Hybrid, 4-12 Distance learning
o Mr. Lee developed an in school Hybrid plan
o In School Hybrid – need 6sq ft. per student
o If student does not want to wear a mask, they will need to stay home and use online distance learning
o Library will be used for a class room
o Hybrid – Maroon and Gold days – students assigned to color group
o Students will eat in classrooms
o Locker time limited – no gathering in hallways
o Barriers set up in office and cafeteria
o Bathroom doors removed to reduce high touch areas
o Water Bottles can be brought to school
o Drinking fountains turned off – only water bottle function on
o Dr. Radeke working with staff on safety training
o Dr. Radeke working with the union
o Some staff members may be at higher risk
o Temperatures will not be taken – relying on parents to monitor their child
o Board concerns:
Safety of each student
Changes to be well communicated to the parents as they may change often
Some parents may need to take a leave of absence or quit their jobs if students need to learn from home
Mental Health of each student if studying from home or having to wear masks all day long
Monitor cases with the County
o Mr. Lee meeting with Ms. Helland for school performances
o Mr. Lee working with Transportation
A thru L , and M thru Z together if it works with transportation
Keep families together
o Nurse training being put together
o One to one device provided for each student
• Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve Learning Model to start 2020-21 School Year.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Closed meeting
A. Pursuant to Minnesota Statues 13D.05, Subd. 2(b), the meeting will discuss preliminary consideration of allegations against a school district employee.
• Motion by Ziermann and 2nd by Otto to approve the closure of the meeting.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Discussion
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Ziermann to approve the opening of the meeting.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Meeting was adjourned at 8:48 AM
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal, Sept. 25, 2020.
REGULAR MEETING of the SCHOOL BOARD of EDUCATIONLester Prairie Public SchoolsThursday August 17th, 2020 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. Guests: Joe Uhlhorn with H&U.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Rebecca Heimerl.
Agenda
• Motion by Stifter-Knoll second by Otto to approve the Agenda as presented and or modified
Vote: 5 for, 0 against
• Board member Ziermann arrives
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
• Communication – Report -
1. Augsburg Volleyball – very informative
2. New School building progress
Open dialogue – none
Minutes and Bills
• Motion by Heimerl and second by Stifter-Knoll to approve the meeting minutes of the Regular Board meeting on 07/16, and pay the bills in the amount of $159,449.41 and student activity fees of $385
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Administrative Reports
Mr. Lee K-12 Principal Report: - highlights
• Nurse Diane is relocating, husband landed a job in Idaho
• New Teachers handbook
• Attendance policy – Attendance will be taken, expect to be in class
• Backpacks will be allowed for less travel to lockers
o No big backpacks
o This is a privilege and can be taken away
• There will be a locker schedule
• New bell schedule for 5 min between class
• Added 2nd Sr. High lunch for social distancing
• Chromebook handbook policy - $30 per device and $75 max per family
• Mask policy per State executive order
o 1 mask per student given by district
o 1 mask per student given by state
o Extra masks have been donated
• All Gym lockers will have locks provided
• Out of school lunch has been eliminated
• Students driving to school will have to follow city jurisdiction for parking
• There will be very few visitors allowed at school
• Interviews taking place for AD/Dean – 6 candidates
Joe Uhlhorn Building Report: - highlights
• Footings are in place North and South
• Steel set for bar joist installed 1st week in September
• October 5 Pre-cast walls being delivered
• 2nd Avenue rebuild with curb and gutter taking place
• Working with city on diagonal parking on one side of Hickory street
• One change order submitted for bigger pipe that is needed
Jeremiah Kraemer AD Report: - highlights
• Review new Ball Fields City Lease Agreement
o Questions posed to administrator
What if we do not have any sports?
Why such large increase of 23%?
Past increases have typically been 2 and 3%
o Board has not received a response from the City for a Collaboration meeting requested.
o Dr. Radeke Reaching out to City Administrator
Dr. Melissa Radeke Superintendent Report: - highlights
• Enrollment is at 484
• CRF fund – Nursing extra costs could come out of here
• Completed Title IX Training
• AD/Dean will be the Title IX Coordinator
• Preparedness plan will be a living document and posted on website
• Base Learning model – using data that was 2 weeks old
• Spoke with Jenifer Smith from Mcleod County and pulled todays data for number of COVID cases at 35
• Learning model will be – K3 in school Hybrid, 4-6 Alternating Maroon and Gold days, 7-12 at home learning
• Parents will be informed for any changes made to schedule
• Kids Depot –
o added drop in day fees
o added day fee
o COVID steps have been taken
• Dashir Report –
o Fully Staffed
o Added touchless paper Towel dispensers
o Added hand sanitizers in classrooms and entryways
o Waxed High School hallways
o Cleaning and waxing gym floor
o Blinds in elementary are being installed this week
o Rearranged rooms for suggested social distancing
School Board Reports
• Community Ed. – none
• PTO – none
• Facilities/Maint. – none
• Facility Planning – H&U update
• Tech/Media: mtg. 8/12 –
a. Ordered 12 hotspots from T-mobile
b. Chrome tablets are here, waiting on Chrome books
c. LCTN Grant – Connect MN Grant $13,636 – matched by district
d. Foundation purchased 10 laptops
e. Chromebook handbook created for parents and students with use and care agreement
f. Internet use agreement – signed
g. No filters at home – parents are responsible
h. Cyber bullying to be addressed by teachers
i. Ms. Carmine spoke with students regarding their digital foot print out there
j. Purchased web cams for teachers
k. Old Elementary lab PC’s will be used for the classrooms
l. Students will be avoided in camera view for privacy
• Activities Committee – none
• Negotiations – none
• Meet and Confer – none
• Policy – mtg. to be scheduled
• Legislative – Senate Republicans released Heals Act $3 Trillion, House proposal of Heroes Act of $1 Trillion. Big difference in funds for education. 70 Billion in Heals Act and 58 Billion in the Heroes Act
New Business
A. Motion by Ziermann and 2nd by R. Heimerl to approve Contract Change Order #001 for E1 Jay Plumbing for $20,403
a. Discussion – 12 inch pipe installed vs. 8 inch pipe.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
B. Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve Resolution Relating to the Adoption of the Base Learning Model for the 2020-2021 School Year and other COVID-19 Related Matters.
Roll Call Vote:
B. Heimerl – y
Otto – y
Stifter-Knoll – y
R. Heimerl – y
Ziermann – y
Hentges - y
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
C. Motion by Stifter-Knoll and 2nd by Otto to approve the Student Handbook as presented
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
D. Motion by Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve the Teacher Handbook as presented for 2020/2021 School Year.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
E. Motion by Ziermann and 2nd by B. Heimerl to approve the Chromebook/Chrome Tablet Handbook and Policy Manual as presented for 2020/2021 School Year.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
F. Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve the Kids Depot Registration/Information Packet as presented for 2020/2021 School Year.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Old Business
a. Motion by B. Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve the Superintendent Performance Goals and Standards for the 2020-2021 School Year
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
b. Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve the Lester Prairie School District Strategic Plan for 2020/2021 School Year.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
c. Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve the revised Membership Agreement with SW/WC Cooperative for the 2020/2021 School Year.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Policy Administration – none
Personnel
• Motion by B. Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve the resignation of Jeremiah Kramer effective August 18th, 2020
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve Megan Schrupp as SPED Paraprofessional with assigned duties
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve 2020-2021 Health Agreement Contract with Diana Loveland
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve the following contracts for 2020-21 School Year.
Ross Scheevel as Jr. High Football Coach
Jacob Oie as Head Cross Country Coach
Adam Teut as Robotics Coach
Kelly Elling as Kids Depot worker
Noelle Blashack as Kids Depot worker
Mckenna Kutz as Kids Depot worker
Peighton Ruzicka as Kids Depot worker
Mckenna Kutz as Kids Depot worker
Zach Jackson as Kids Depot worker
Layne Teubert as Kids Depot worker
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
School Finance
a. Motion by Ziermann and 2nd by R. Heimerl to approved fundraisers as presented.
• Volleyball 8th Grade Home Tournament
• Volleyball Sponsor-a-player
• Volleyball T-shirt Sale
• Boys Basketball/Football Water Softener Salt
• Band Coffee Annick
• Band Butter Braids Wyhe’s Choice
• Band Raffle Baskets
• Boys/Girls Basketball Shoot a Thon
• Baseball/Softball Value Cards
• Baseball/Softball Longhorns Profit Share/Raffle
Other items
• none
Meeting was adjourned at 6:48 PM
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal, Sept. 25, 2020.
REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS
Notice is hereby given that Independent School District No. 2687 will receive quotations on Snowplowing.
Please contact the district office for a RFQ form. Deadline for submittal: 10:00am, October 9, 2020. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all quotes. Please send quotes to: ISD #2687, Attn: District Office-Snow Removal RFQ, 8700 County Road 6 SW, PO Box 708, Howard Lake, MN 55349
Brad Sellner
Superintendent of Schools
Published in the Herald Journal, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2, 2020.
Special Assessment Hearing Notice – Lincoln Avenue Improvement Project
To whom it may concern:
Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Lester Prairie, MN will meet in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 37 Juniper Street North., Lester Prairie, Minnesota at 7:00 pm on Tuesday October 13, 2020 to consider and possibly adopt, the proposed assessment for the Lincoln Avenue Improvement Project.
The improvement of streets and municipal utilities on Lincoln Avenue between Elm Street and Babcock Avenue (CSAH 1) and Cedar Street North between Lincoln Avenue and Central Avenue and Central Avenue from the Cul-De-Sac to approximately 500 feet west of Cedar Street North.
The total cost of the improvement is $606,810.90 and the total cost to be assessed is $105,200.10. Assessments shall be payable in equal annual installments extending over a period of 15 years, the first of the installments to be payable on or before the first Monday in January, 2022, and shall bear interest at the rate of 3.0 percent per annum from the date of the adoption of the assessment resolution.
You may at any time prior to certification of the assessment to the County Auditor on November 30th, pay the entire assessment on such property, with interest accrued to the date of payment, to the Clerk of the City of Lester Prairie. No interest shall be charged if the entire assessment is paid within 30 days from the adoption of this assessment. You may at any time, thereafter, pay to the Clerk of the City of Lester Prairie the entire amount of the assessment remaining unpaid, with interest accrued to December 31 of the year in which such payment is made. The payment must be made before November 15th or interest will be charged through December 31 of the succeeding year. If you decide not to prepay the assessment before the date given above the rate of interest that will apply is 3.0% percent per year. The right to partially prepay the assessment has not been established by ordinance and is not available.
The proposed assessment roll is on file for public inspection at the City Clerk’s office. The total amount of the proposed assessment is $105,200.10. Written or oral objections will be considered at the meeting. No appeal to district court may be taken as to the amount of an assessment unless a written objection signed by the affected property owner is filed with the City Clerk prior to the assessment hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing. The council may upon such notice consider any objection to the amount of a proposed individual assessment at an adjourned meeting upon such further notice to the affected property owners as it deems advisable.
Under Minnesota State Statute §§ 435.193 to 435.195, the Lester Prairie City Council may, in its discretion, defer the payment of this special assessment for any homestead property to certain classes of individuals defined in the statute whom it would be a hardship to make the payments. However, the City has not established any deferment ordinance or resolution pursuant to those Sections and therefore no deferment of payments is authorized.
An owner may appeal an assessment to district court pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the mayor or clerk of the city within 30 days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the district court within ten days after service upon the mayor or clerk.
Marilyn Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
City of Lester Prairie
Published in the Herald Journal, Sept. 25, 2020.
ABANDONED PROPERYWRIGHT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office has the following unclaimed items in their possession: bike, money, cell phone, wallet, knife, Fish TV7, keys, purse, Colt handgun, Smith & Wesson handgun, Stevens shotgun, shoes, Bosch hammer, garage door opener, Benelli shotgun, mannequin, ear buds, backpack, checkbook, Ruger handgun, Dewalt ratchet set, Unarex CO2 gun, Wohler camera, Colt BB gun, Harrington & Richardson handgun, HK BB gun, medication, ID, Glock handgun, 98 Ford Explorer, Centurion Safe, and a 2002 Saturn L200.
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office has the following unclaimed items in their possession belonging to: The Estate of Yan Yogol, Renee White, Kevin Frank, Juan Tierra Blanca, Benny Wiggens, Marcelo Mendoza, Anna Everett, Austin Herda, Timothy Anderson, Geovanni Alvarez, and Elijah Torola-Book.
If you believe any of this property belongs to you please call 763-682-7680 or 763-684-2363 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Prior to release of any property proof of ownership will be required.
Published in the Herald Journal, Sept. 25, 2020.
Notice of Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given, that on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 the Middleville Township Planning Commission will hold a hearing at the Middleville Township Hall at 7:00 pm to consider the following item:
A lot size variance is requested for the Nancy Sutter property, PID #s 212-000-033300 & 033400. There are three remaining building entitlements; and, they wish to divide off three irregular shaped parcels, due to the lay of the non-productive land. Also, each of the new parcels will only have the driveway as frontage on the road ROW. Two of the new parcels will be a bit over ten acres. Ordinance allows up to 10 acres for a building site and requires road frontage of 300 feet, thus the need for variance. This property is in the SW quarter of Section 3, Middleville Township, Wright County.
Such persons that desire to be heard with reference to the proposed variance will be heard at this time. If you do not attend the hearing or submit written comment, it will be assumed that you have no objections to the proposal.
Middleville Planning Commission
Joey Berg, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2, 2020.