through partnership with the City of Cook
Sealed Bids for the construction of the LAKE VERMILION FIRE BRIGADE ADMINISTRATIVE SITE will be received for a single prime contract, by City of Cook on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 11 AM at which time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read. The Project consists of constructing a building that will include equipment storage, office and meeting area and is considered the Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade Administrative Site Building.
Prospective Bidders may examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office and may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents at the COOK CITY HALL located at 127 South River Street ­ Cook, MN 55723. Phone 218-666-2200. Hours of operation ­ Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM.
Printed copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Issuing Office upon payment of $20.00 for each set. No refund will be provided. Checks for Bidding Documents shall be payable to the City of Cook. Upon request and receipt of payment indicated above, the Issuing Office will transmit the Bidding Documents via U.S. mail. Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available from the Issuing Office. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office.
Bidders responding to this solicitation document shall submit to the Owner a signed statement under oath by an owner or officer verifying compliance with each of the minimum criteria in Minnesota Statutes, Section 16C.285, subdivision 3.
Bid security shall be furnished in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders, in an amount not less than 5% (five percent) of the Total Bid. The successful bidder will be required to provide a Performance Bond, Payment Bond and a Certificate of Insurance.
The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive irregularities and informalities and to award the contract in the best interest of the OWNER.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Theresa Martinson
City of COOK
July 30 & Aug. 6 - 1

The Regular Meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 2142, St. Louis County Schools, was held at the District Office on Monday, June 22, 2015, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance.
Agenda approved.
Superintendent's Report. 1) Q Comp Annual Report 2014-2015 distributed. 2) Principals have been interviewing and hiring teachers. Still have some "hard-to-find" positions open so may have to fill those with variances. 3) Will give State-of-the-District in all buildings in the fall. Updating World's Best Workforce and finalizing Strategic Plan. 4) Working on Agenda for Summer Retreat. Will be bringing in staff to report on their building/area. 5) Attended Legislative Update. State will now require districts to do a 10-year facility plan. 6) Received letter from Coalition for Community Schools regarding article in recent issue of district news. Attorney John Colosimo has advised it was legal to place in the district paper, and further advised not to respond to the letter. 7) Recent article in news regarding money districts will receive from IRRRB. Nothing has occurred recently. Some time ago, area Superintendents met to discuss submitting a plan to IRRRB for the money most districts wanted to make capital improvements; 2142 did/does not want the money for capital improvements, but rather wants to reduce taxpayer debt. Anticipate receiving guidance from IRRRB.
Business Manager Kim Johnson presented Treasurer's Report for May, 2015.
Approved Consent Agenda items and thanked donors for their generous support of our schools. 1) Minutes of May 27, 2015 Regular SB Meeting and June 2, 2015 Special SB Meeting. 2) Bill List May 21-June 16, 2015. 3) Donations. 4) ARCC Contract 2015-2016.
First Reading of Revised Policies: Policy 406 ­ Public and Private Personnel Data and Policy 414 ­ Mandated Reporting of Child Neglect or Physical or Sexual Abuse.
Approved the purchase of iPad Airs in the amount of $53,880 and laptops in the amount of $69,000 in conjunction with the EIP Implementation Plan for 2014-2015.
Approved contracting with the St. Louis County Sheriff's Department for two School Resource Officers for four school years, beginning in 2015-2016, at a total cost of $126,410 for the 4-year period.
Approved Dissolution of Cooperative Sponsorships for Boys and Girls Cross-Country, including SR, Cherry and NW Schools, and approved Applications for Cooperative Sponsorships for Boys and Girls Cross-Country, including SR, NW, and NE Range Schools.
Approved the Proposed 2015-2016 Budget as presented and reviewed in detail at the Study Session held prior to this meeting.
Approved continued participation in Upper Lakes Foods School/Distributor Partnership Program for 2015-2016 and continued participation in the NESC bread program for 2015-2016, with pricing in both cases remaining unchanged from 2014-2015.
Accepted the following insurance bids for 2015-2016: Property and Liability Insurance $101,141 EMC; Auto Insurance $43,943 (including full glass coverage) EMC; Worker's Comp Insurance $123,327/year, 2-year commitment (20% dividend) State Farm Mutual.
Recalled the following Title I Teachers from ULA to the extent noted, effective September 2, 2015 for the 2015-2016 school year, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and EdMNSLCT: Mary Nemec Wood 720 hours, Amy Nelson 720 hours, Kathleen Meier 720 hours.
Offered probationary teaching contracts as noted to the following teachers, effective September 2, 2015 for the 2015-2016 school year:
Alyssa Whitesell 1.0 FTE Math Cherry School Step D/Lane BA
Subject to receipt of one original transcript
Jack Zirkle 0.5 FTE Social Studies NW School Step D/Lane BA
Subject to proper licensure
Jordan Christianson 1.0 FTE Phy Ed Cherry School Step D/Lane BA
Subject to receipt of original transcripts, passing background check, and proper licensure
Amy Rosckes 0.6 FTE Science NW School Step G/Lane BA
Beth Denzer-Johnson 1.0 FTE Elementary NE Range School Step E/Lane BA
Subject to proper licensure (kindergarten endorsement)
Jeremy Digiovanni 1.0 FTE Elementary SR School Step P/Lane MAEQ
Subject to VOE and passing background check
Accepted the retirement of Debra Neuman from her 0.5 FTE teaching position at South Ridge School, effective June 30, 2015.
Accepted the resignation of Diane Soxman from her position as a Paraprofessional at Northeast Range School, effective June 1, 2015.
Terminated Robert Petke from his position as Bus Driver at South Ridge School, effective June 4, 2015.
Granted a Leave of Absence to Joan Kjorsvig-Beans for the 2015-2016 school year to the extent of 0.6 FTE, contingent upon receipt of necessary documentation.
Accepted the following coaching resignations:
Carl Grussendorf, Head Boys' Basketball Coach at SR School, as of June 1, 2015
Greg Goman, Assistant Boys' Basketball Coach at SR School, as of May 29, 2015
Jeremy Argir, Assistant Football Coach at Cherry School, as of June 9, 2015
Removed Ron Marinaro's name for Assistant Football Coach from the recommendation to hire coaches for Northeast Range School for the 2015-2016 school year.
Hired the following coaches for the 2015-2016 school year:
Northeast Range School
Mark Fabish Head Football Coach
Rose Spehar Head Swimming Coach
Chelsea Blomberg Assistant Swimming Coach
Jodi Rogers-Reichensperger Head Volleyball Coach
Misty Roseth Assistant Volleyball Coach
Ron Marinaro Head Boys' Basketball Coach
Taylor Skoglund Assistant Boys' Basketball Coach
Meeting adjourned at 5:53 p.m. July 30 - 1