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Notice of Special Meetings of theFrench Lake Township CouncilWright County, MinnesotaTuesday, April 20, 2021 8:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Notice is hereby given that the French Lake Township Board will meet on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, beginning at 8:00 AM at the French Lake Township Hall and continuing around French Lake Township for the annual road review. The purpose of this meeting is to survey the Township roads and determine necessary improvements. Action may be taken.
Notice is hereby given that the French Lake Township Board will meet on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, beginning at 1:00 PM at the French Lake Township Hall for the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting. If you believe the value or classification of your property is incorrect, please contact your assessor’s office to discuss your concerns PRIOR to this meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to allow residents the opportunity to appeal current tax assessments. Action may be taken.
Breanna Chapman
Clerk of the Township of French Lake
Published in the Herald Journal, March 19, 26 and April 2, 9 and 16, 2021.
BERGEN TOWNSHIPImportant Information Regarding Assessment and Classification of Property This may affect your 2022 Property Taxes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of Appeal and Equalization for the Township of Bergen, McLeod County, Minnesota, will meet at the Lester Prairie City Hall, Lester Prairie MN at 7 o’clock P.M. on Thursday, the 8th day of April, 2021. The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether taxable property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor and to determine whether corrections need to be made.
If you believe the value of classification of your property is incorrect, please contact your assessor’s office to discuss your concerns. If you are still not satisfied with the valuation or classification after discussing it with your assessor, you may appear before the local board of appeal and equalization. The board shall review the valuation, classification or both if necessary and shall correct it as needed. Generally, an appearance before your local board of appeal and equalization is required by law before an appeal can be taken to the county board of appeal and equalization.
Given under my hand this 9th of March, 2021
Tiffany Eggert
Clerk of the Township of Bergen
Published in the Herald Journal, March 19, 26 and April 2, 2021.
LESTER PRAIRIE CITY COUNCIL MINUTESMarch 9, 2021
The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Mayor Mike called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m.
Motion – Foust; Second – Tritabaugh; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the February Minutes and February Special Meeting as submitted.
Motion – Meyer; Second – Foust; Carried- Unanimously; To accept and approve the February Treasurer’s Report as submitted.
NEW BUSINESS: At the School Boards request, Brian Heimerl presented the school’s concerns on the current bus route. Administrator Skrbich and City Attorney, Lori Moldan stated the process that was approved last year. She cautioned the City of reopening this matter. She stated the City would need to be extremely detailed and cautious and permits would have to be reviewed.
Motion – Foust; Second – Meyer; To deny the request from the School to revisit the bus route. Following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Motion carried by majority vote.
Chief Carlson presented updates from the Minnesota Post Board. Chapter 15A Sexual Assault Statue 626.556 was repealed and the statutory language was replaced into Section 20E.06 and 260E.22.
Motion – Meyer; Second – Tritabaugh; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the Sexual Assault statue update.
Chief Carlson advised the Council that under Chapter 11-Use of Force and Deadly Force Policy; Section G the following addition was made: Less than lethal measure must be considered by the officer prior to applying these measures.
Motion – Meyer; Second – Tritabaugh; Carried – Unanimously; To accept and approve the Use of Force and Deadly Force Policy change.
Councilmember Gary Krause presented on Freedom Fest tentatively set up for July 18, 2021.
Motion – Tritabaugh; Second – Meyer; to table decision until June meeting.
Councilman -Foust introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 9-21 A RESOLUTION HIRING A PUBLIC WORKS SUPERINTENDENT
The foregoing motion was duly seconded by Councilman Tritabaugh and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken. Mayor Mike declared Resolution 9-21 adopted by a majority vote.
Councilman -Tritabaugh introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 10-21 A RESOLUTION HIRING A POOL MANAGER Mayor Mike declared Resolution 10-21 adopted by a unanimous vote.
Motion – Meyer; Second – Tritabaugh; to move forward with installing cameras at the Compost Site.
Motion – Foust; Second Meyer; to allow Administrator Skrbich to advertise for two (2) lawn mowing positions.
Administrator Skrbich recognized Sargent Mark Thiry for his 20 years of service on the Lester Prairie Police Department. Council members showed their appreciation and recognized Sargent Thiry for his dedication and years of service.
Motion – Foust; Second Meyer; to allow the Lester Prairie Lions to have an Easter Egg Hunt.
Motion – Tritabaugh; Second – Krause; To allow Troy Feltmann to add Prairie Days on the agenda.
Troy Feltmann provided the Council with the Prairie Days Festival schedule; which will be July 16th – 18th. This will be Lester Prairie’s 135th Anniversary.
On behalf of the Park Board; Troy Feltmann requested approval to purchase Park Equipment. Discussion took place. Estimates will be provided by Administrator Skrbich at the April meeting.
Motion- Meyer, Second – Foust; To approve the claims. Motion carried by majority vote.
Motion – Foust; Second – Meyer; Carried - Unanimously; To adjourn the meeting.
Mayor Mike adjourned the meeting at 8:10 p.m.
The above is a summary version of the March 9, 2021 Lester Prairie City Council minutes. The Minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours. Items not included are the complete resolutions and ordinance, claims listing and discussions.
Doris Lundin
City Clerk-Treasurer
Published in the Herald Journal, March 19, 2021.
REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS
The St Michael-Albertville ISD 885, Delano ISD 879 and Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD 2687 are accepting Food Service Primary Vendor Request for Proposals until 1:00 p.m. April 13, 2021. Please contact Food Service Director Michelle Johnson @ 320-543-4615 or email mjohnson@hlww.k12.mn.us for a Request for Proposal contract.
Published in the Herald Journal, March 19 and 26, 2021.
REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS
Notice is hereby given that Independent School District No. 2687 will receive quotations on the following items for the 2021-22 school year.
Milk
Bread
Fuel
Waste Removal
Please contact the district office for a RFQ form. Deadline for submission: 10:00am, April 1, 2021. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all quotes. Please send quotes to: ISD #2687, Attn: District Office-RFQ 2021-22, 8700 Co Rd 6 SW, PO Box 708, Howard Lake, MN 55349
Brad Sellner
Superintendent of Schools
Published in the Herald Journal, March 19 and 26, 2021.
REGULAR MEETING of the SCHOOL BOARD of EDUCATIONLester Prairie Public SchoolsMonday February 8th, 2021 5:45 pmLester Prairie School Media Center
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: Corbey Hentges, Steve Ziermann, Megan Stifter Knoll, Mary Otto, Brian Heimerl, and Rebecca Heimerl. Administration present: Melissa Radeke, Mike Lee and Jenna Wolff Guests: Joe Ulhorn, Amber Lamp and several HS students.
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
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
• Communication – Report -
1. Students back
2. FPS – state members
3. One Act Play moving on
• 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 1/11,Special Board meeting 1/27 and pay the bills in the amount of $14,852.09 and student activity fees of $421.60
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Administrative Reports
Mr. Lee K-12 Principal Report: - highlights
• 219 Elementary and 218 High School students back in class.
• 32 families choosing to stay at home
• Working with Glencoe School district pairing for FFA programming in 2021
o Meet on Wed. 8-11am
o Summer start FFA all year
• Mission Statement group pre dinner engagement
o Community Church support – handout treats
• School Conferences – Virtual
• February 28th Snow Fest being held
• Prom will be held May 1st with some guidance
o At Blue Note Ballroom from 4-10pm
o No after Prom in gym
• WIDA testing – Complete by end of February
o WIDA provides proven tools and support to help multilingual learners
• Meeting with North Collaborative tomorrow
o Discussion topics – Grades, Truancy, Prom and Graduation
• Senior Class Trip – Some options – Duluth, or South Dakota
Jenna Wolff AD Report: - highlights
• Community Ed Spring Summer brochure is in process of being printed and mailed out
• Robotics participation is down this year
• One Act Play – Placed 3rd in competition
• FPS – State participation at the end of March – All virtual
• Knowledge Bowl starts District Feb. 19th and Region March 19th
• Gym is very busy this time of year with practices and activities
• Boys and Girls Basketball are playing
• Gym capacity – 150 or lesser of 25%
o Fans to stay 12ft away from the court
• Softball and Baseball – waiting on guidance
• Community Ed basketball only allows one parent to attend – COVID concerns
Dr. Melissa Radeke Superintendent Report: - highlights
• Enrollment – 487 students
• Dashir report
o Roof Repairs needed
o Safety meeting being held
o Cleaning of high touch areas and locker rooms
• Reminder to Board to email her directly and she will send any follow up to entire board
• SWWC Contract- $30,000 increase from last year
o Contract discussion with board
• Student 3rd grade responses regarding new school read
School Board Reports
• Community Ed. – New Brochure out Classes offered
a. Robotics by Mr. Teut
b. Art Camps
i. Prairie Arts supporting by covering the fees
c. 55 and Older Driver Class
d. New Jerseys purchased
• PTO – Sponsored Read a Thon, provided meals for conferences
• Facilities/Maintenance– none
• Facility Planning – H&U update
• Tech/Media: LCTN meeting Feb. 3rd – Steve Ziermann elected as Vice Chair, Financial report given, District bandwidth increase from 2.75 Gbps to 4 Bbps. Cost currently at $306 per district.
• Activities Committee – none
• Negotiations – none
• Meet and Confer – none
• Policy – none
• Legislative – New Law has $54 Billion for K12 Public Schools
a. Two new bills SF147 – eliminate report from school districts to PELSB. SF190 – eliminate to establish an alternative learning center ALC in cooperation with other districts and serve the geographic area of at least two districts.
New Business
• Building Project Update – Joe Ulhorn
o South addition
majority is painted
ceiling grid is in
lighting being installed
M&E rough in of devices
Shop Area electrical being installed
o North addition
Remaining slab now in
Locker room walls complete
Working on painting of gym and rough ins
o Budget update with Alice and Melissa
o Adequate contingency in place
• Roof Management Plan Presentation – Tremco
o Multiple pictures of deteriorating roof shown
o Roofing inspections on North side – repairs are needed
Some 30yr warranties can be used
LTFM can be used for some repairs
Looking at roof options for type to be installed
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve paint color of Home of the Bulldogs lettering on bleachers and Bulldog image in precast.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Ziermann and 2nd by B. Heimerl to approve the Certified Seniority list for 2020-2021.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve the Non-Certified Seniority list for 2020-2021.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Old Business
• Superintendent Mid-Year Review of Goals:
o Board Members to fill out form email to Corbey
School Finance
• Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve Membership Agreement with SWWC Cooperative for the 2021-2022 school year
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Personnel
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve resignation of Lisa Klobe as Arts Instructor effective June 3rd, 2021
o Hentges read letter of resignation
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Ziermann to approve the following contracts for extra-curricular assignments:
o Ben Machamehl – Varsity Baseball coach
o Matt Wroge – JV Baseball coach
o Anthony Frank – JH Baseball coach
o Kelly Elling – JV Softball coach
o Anna Willems – JH Softball coach
o Jay Rogotzke – Head Track coach
o Jacob Oie – Assistant Track coach
o Mike Bjork – Trapshooting coach
o Arlyn DeBruyckere – Assistant Trapshooting coach
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Policy Administration – None
Other Items for the Board - None
Meeting was adjourned at 6:43 PM
/s/ Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD
Published in the Herald Journal, March 19, 2021.
STATE OF MINNESOTACOUNTY OF WRIGHTDISTRICT COURTTENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICTCourt File No.: 86-PR-21-191
In Re: Estate of
William F. Staye,
Decedent.
NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is given that an Application for Informal Probate of Will and Informal Appointment of Personal Representative was filed with the Registrar along with a Will dated July 15, 2020. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed Geraldine A. Staye, whose address is 6623 County Road 5 SW, Howard Lake, MN 55349, to serve as the personal representative of the decedent’s estate.
Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Any objection to the appointment of the personal representative must be filed with the Court, and any properly filed objection will be heard by the Court after notice is provided to interested persons of the date of hearing on the objection.
Unless objections are filed, and unless the Court orders otherwise, the personal representative has the full power to administer the estate, including, after thirty (30) days from the issuance of letters testamentary, the power to sell, encumber, lease, or distribute any interest in real estate owned by the decedent.
Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. § 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the decedent’s estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred
Halvorson, Langemo & Paschke
Charles E. Paschke
Atty. Reg. #8427X
P.O. Box 189
Howard Lake, MN 55349
Telephone: 320-543-3411
e-mail: Charles@wrightcountylaw.com
Published in the Herald Journal, March 19 and 26, 2021.
CITY OF WINSTEDOFFICIAL SUMMARY OFORDINANCE O-21-04
THE INTENT AND EFFECT OF THIS ORDINANCE IS TO AMEND CHAPTER 15 (ZONING ORDINANCE) OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF WINSTED.
PUBLICATION OF A SUMMARY (PURSUANT TO MINNESOTA STATUTE §§ 412.191, SUBD. 4 AND 331A.01, SUBD. 10) OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 15 (ZONING ORDINANCE) OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF WINSTED.
The following is the official summary of Ordinance No. O-21-04, which was passed by the City Council on March 16, 2021.
Ordinance No. O-21-04 allowing for the amendment of Chapter 15 (Zoning Ordinance) of Winsted’s Municipal Code, its ordinances and resolutions, amends section provisions as follows:
1501.047-1501.055. This chapter has been amended as it applies to establishing an urban service district and rural service district within the municipal limits of the City of Winsted, Minnesota pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 272.67.
The full text of Ordinance O-21-04 is available for inspection during regular office hours at the following locations: The office of City Clerk-Treasurer and the City’s website.
Published in the Herald Journal, March 19, 2021.