LEGALS

8-28-2014


PROCEEDINGS OF
ST. LOUIS COUNTY SCHOOLS ISD 2142
The Regular Meeting of the School Board of St. Louis County Schools Independent School District 2142 was held Monday, August 11, 2014, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the District Office.
Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion/second to approve the Agenda as presented. Motion carried.
Superintendent Sallee presented his report. 1) MSBA is planning to offer Strategic Planning services to school districts. Sandy Gundlach from MSBA will assist 2142 with creating a new Strategic Plan at no cost since we will be their guinea pig. The District's present Strategic Plan runs through FY 2014-2015. Follow-through was noted to be key for a plan to be effective. 2) No bills are being presented tonight as the structure will be changing, if acceptable to the Board. Bills will be presented monthly, and will go out to SB members with their packet prior to the meeting. 3) Suggested change in the structure of SB meetings have one meeting/month be a Study Session Meeting, held at the schools on a rotating basis, invite comments from visitors, invite staff and kids to make presentations, talk about academics/teaching/learning, hold a Special SB Meeting either prior to or after the Study Session if there are items that need action prior to the Regular SB Meeting; have the second monthly meeting be the Regular SB Meeting, held at DO, all Principals attend and give a brief (5 minute) report on their school, Business Manager attend and give a Financial Report. Also consider the start time of the meetings. 4) Troy working on a District Marketing Plan.
Troy presented a draft ad/flyer and a plan for District marketing, and received very positive feedback. He encouraged marketing through the use of school Facebook pages. A marketing budget is necessary now so we can begin marketing immediately. The Superintendent recommended a $15,000 total budget, to include the cost of advertising as outlined in Troy's Marketing Overview Aug 2014 ($8,288.36). Motion/second to approve a $15,000 budget for marketing, including the District marketing Troy will do this month and the individual school advertising. It's important to target our biggest reach for dollars spent. Motion carried.
School Board Committee Reports. Steve, Bob, Chet and Gary attended the MSBA Conference, where there was discussion about the ineffectiveness of test data when the tests keep changing; MDE recognizes the need to bring some consistency into testing. New: all juniors will be taking ACT.
Mary Jo Jaakola presented a Food Service Report. 1) The Breakfast Challenge Program presented by the Children's Defense Fund MN and Hunger Free MN selected the elementary schools at Cherry, NW, and SR to receive a $2500 grant, along with a challenge to increase breakfast participation over last year. For each meal increased, the school will receive $0.25. 2) There will be a quick Grab and Go line open at 7:30 a.m. at all sites. 3) The Tower-Soudan Elementary School qualified for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, funded by a federal grant ($5050) through MDE Nutrition Service, for the purpose of establishing an effective and creative way to introduce fresh fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options. 4) New food service terminals for the schools are being set up. 5) Students who are eligible for reduced meals (must complete Application for Educational Benefits to verify eligibility) will be served breakfast and lunch at no charge (paid for by the State). 6) New regulations from the National School Lunch Program require all schools be on target with reduced sodium recommendations, whole grains 51% or more whole grain, and more fruit offered at breakfast, allowing students to choose juice and fruit. 2142 is on target. 7) USDA Smart Snacks in Schools standards are in effect foods sold between midnight and 30 minutes after the end of the official school day must meet specific standards with respect to calories, sugar, sodium, fat, saturated fat, and trans fat. A calculator is available to determine if something meets standards. There are financial consequences for non-compliance. Applies only to foods sold, not to treats parents bring into the classrooms. No caffeine is allowed for elementary-age kids.
Motion/second to approve Consent Agenda item: Minutes of July 31, 2014 Regular School Board Meeting.
Motion/second to approve Meal Charge Policy / Procedures presented with one change, specifically, Procedure E to read "When the balance is negative, a milk and grain component will be offered at breakfast and a sandwich and milk will be offered at lunch." (Delete the language "one time" from the proposed policy/procedures.) Motion carried.
The Tower-Soudan School meets the criteria for participation in the Community Eligibility Provision. Approving participation in CEP means all students in Tower-Soudan School will receive both breakfast and lunch free of charge, including full-pay households/students. Motion/second to approve participation in CEP for the T-S School. Motion carried.
The following resolution was introduced, seconded, and adopted: RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING DATES FOR FILING AFFIDAVITS OF CANDIDACY.
Motion/second to offer Debra Johnson a 1.0 FTE tenured teaching contract, effective August 27, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, at Step J / Lane BA+45, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and EdMNSLCT. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Kathleen Meier a 0.5 FTE tenured teaching contract, effective August 27, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, at Step D / Lane BA, subject to securing a variance, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and EdMNSLCT. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Kevin Ryks a 0.2 FTE tenured teaching contract, effective August 27, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, at Step K / Lane MAEQ, subject to securing a variance, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and EdMNSLCT. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Mary Larson a 720-hour probationary Title I teaching contract, effective August 27, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, at Step 1, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and EdMNSLCT. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Jennifer Kaufenberg a 0.6 probationary teaching contract, effective August 27, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, at Step E / Lane BA, subject to securing a non-renewable teaching license, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and EdMNSLCT. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Marie Freitas a 1.0 probationary teaching contract, effective August 27, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, at Step E / Lane BA, subject to a passing background check, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and EdMNSLCT. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Carlye Olson the Site II Secretary position at South Ridge School, effective August 19, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and Operating Engineers Local 70 Clerical Unit. Motion carried.
Motion/second to hire coaches as presented, dependent upon appropriate levels of student participation: Tracy Sauter as Assistant Volleyball Coach at Cherry School, Linda Kraines as Assistant Volleyball Coach at Northeast Range School, and David Shuster as Assistant Football Coach at North Woods School. Motion carried.
Motion/second to hire Kay Cornelius as Transportation Director, effective August 1, 2014, under Employee Agreement presented. Motion carried.
Motion/second to accept the resignation of Debra Johnson as Title I Teacher at North Woods School, effective August 26, 2014. Motion carried.
Motion/second to accept the resignation of Kathy Vraa as Cook Aide at Northeast Range School, effective August 7, 2014. Motion carried.
Motion/second to accept the resignation of Terry Switajewski as Instructional Aide at Northeast Range School, effective August 4, 2014. Motion carried.
Motion/second to accept the resignation of Alice Gross as Cook Aide at North Woods School, effective August 6, 2014. Motion carried.
Motion/second to accept the resignation of Kay Cornelius as Bus Driver at North Woods School, effective July 31, 2014. Motion carried.
Motion/second to accept the resignation of David Erickson as Assistant Cross Country Coach at South Ridge School, effective July 29, 2014. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 6:10 p.m.
Aug. 28 - 1


ORR CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
JULY 14, 2014
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Orr City Council was held Monday, July 14, 2014, at the Orr City Hall.
Mayor Joel Astleford called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M. for Employee Evaluations.
Open evaluations were requested by all employees. Councilmember Ericka Cote requested that the Employee Evaluation for Liquor Store Manager Bobbi Malecha be closed to discuss a personnel issue concerning a previous Liquor Store Employee. Employee Evaluations for Cheri Carter, Paul Koch, Tim Lilya, Bobbi Malecha and Louise Redmond were all favorable.
Present: Mayor Joel Astleford
Councilperson Bruce Black
Councilperson Ericka Cote
Councilperson Lloyd Scott
Councilperson Tom Kennebeck
Absent: Orr Volunteer Fire Department
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Lloyd Scott, to approve the consent agenda consisting of: Minutes of Regular Council Meeting June 9, 2014; and Expenditures in the amount of $112,226.76. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Christina Hujanen, Candidate for St. Louis County Commissioner was present to introduce herself to the Council and City Residents and to let people know she will be on the ballot for the August 12, 2014 Primary Election. Christina promises to strive to deliver sustainable solutions that will positively impact life and community.
Olin Halverson, Eagle Scout submitted a proposal to the Orr City Council to construct a stage on the west end of the Orr football field. Olin would provide materials and do the construction as an Eagle Scout Project; maintenance would be the responsibility of the City. Olin stated that it would be a good place to reuse the football bleachers also. Events there could encourage growth in the city, expose local talents and help hold dollars locally. Council will review the request and respond to Olin accordingly.
A request was received for rubber matting at the school. The City workers and Council members will look at it to determine if there is a need for it with-in the City.
Motion by Tom Kennebeck, second by Ericka Cote, to approve the City of Orr 2013 Audit. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Ericka Cote, to approve 2014 Tax Assessments in the amount of $710.68 All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Motion by Ericka Cote, second by Tom Kennebeck, to accept the amendment to the MN D.O.T. Grant Agreement for Maintenance and Operation State Fiscal Year 2014 only. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Ericka Cote to approve the Election Judges for the 2014 Primary and General Elections and their pay rate of $8.50 per hour. Election judges are; Sharon Lammi, Roni Carr, Barb Johnson and Karen Barto. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Tom Kennebeck to approve 2014 Fire Protection Charges for Unorganized Township 63-19 in the amount of $2,836 and Unorganized Township 63-20 in the amount of $6,853. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED
Motion by Lloyd Scott, second by Ericka Cote, to approve City of Orr Resolution 2014-5 Transfer of 2011 Federal Entitlement Dollars to the City of Mankato. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Ericka Cote to approve the Agreement to transfer $500 from the Orr Municipal Liquor Store account to the ATM account to cover Bank Service Charges. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Ericka Cote to approve Publication of Summary of An Ordinance Banning the Sale, Possession, Transfer or Manufacture of Synthetic or Alternative Drugs. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED
Motion by Lloyd Scott, second by Tom Kennebeck to approve a building permit for T. Pattenn Café to construct a new deck. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED
Motion by Tom Kennebeck, second by Lloyd Scott to rescind approval a building permit for T. Pattenn Café to construct a new deck. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED
Motion by Lloyd Scott, second by Tom Kennebeck to approve a building permit for T. Pattenn Café to construct a new deck contingent on property line setbacks and verification of placement of the propane tank within the utility easement. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED
Motion by Tom Kennebeck, second by Ericka Cote, to approve Library Internet Access for $65.00 per month or less for one year. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
DEPARTMENT HEADS:
Liquor Store: Manager Bobbi Malecha reported that she has not had time to look for a computer. The Liquor Store needs a new ATM Machine. It has been very busy at the Liquor Store. Everything has been going smooth.
Bobbi stated that her rummage sale for school supplies made $680 of which $100 was a donation from the North Woods Riders. Her goal is $800.00 and she would like do another sale the second week of August. Lake Country Power started a bank account for North Woods school supplies.
Water and Wastewater: Maintenance Supervisor Paul Koch reported Bob Carr had welded a valve that did not work. A leak to the line inside the manhole will be fixed at the Assisted Living. Paul has ordered new deck boards for the bridge at the City Park.
Geese have been going over the buoys probably because of the high water this year.
A "No Parking" sign for Johnson parkway has been ordered.
T-ball won third place this year. The trophy will be placed in the Orr Community Library.
Airport: Airport manager Tim Lilya reported that the airport sold 1000 gallons of Jet A fuel and 350 gallons of 100LL fuel last month. The solar panels generated a $ 254.00 credit in July.
There is a new renter in one of the T-hangars.
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Tom Kennebeck, to change charges for daily hangar rent from $20 to $30. All in Favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Ambulance Department: Ericka Cote reported they will have new applications for phones that do not interfere with pagers. August 1st is the day that the way they charge for ambulance transfers will go into effect.
Library: Mayor Astleford read the Orr Community Library Monthly Report for July 2014, from Sharon Lammi. Shari reported that 62 books were checked out. 157 were donated of which 47 were cataloged and on the shelf. One half of the books were sold at the book sale. One more sale will be held in the fall.
Tourist Information Center: It has been quite busy in the Information Center. It is a huge asset to have the Park Rangers present.
Comments from Council Members: No comments.
Comments from Visitors: Olin Halverson stated that it would be roughly $1,000.00 for labor and footings for the band shelter/stage. Olin would like to know if anyone would like to work with him.
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Ericka Cote, to adjourn the meeting. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Meeting adjourned at 8:17PM.
Respectfully submitted,
Louise Redmond Joel R. Astleford
Clerk/Treasurer Mayor
Aug. 28 - 1


NOTICE OF STATE LAND SALE
By
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Notice is hereby given that state lands located in Cook, Itasca, Hubbard, Lake, and St. Louis County described below, are hereby offered for sale by the Commissioner of Natural Resources. The lands will be sold at public auction as required by Minn. Stat. Ch. 92 and 94.
Bidders are advised to obtain property data sheets and be familiar with the properties, prices, and terms and conditions of sale prior to attending the auction. To obtain a property data sheet, call (651) 259-5432, (888) MINNDNR or e-mail min.landsale@state.mn.us. Please specify the property #. Also available online at www.mndnr.gov/landsale
Public Land Auction on Thursday, October 9, 2014: Thursday, October 9 public auction: Registration begins at 10:00 a.m., followed by the auction at 11:00 a.m. at the Miner's Memorial Building, 821 S. 9th Ave, Virginia, MN. Land located in Lake County to be sold at this event is as follows:
Property 16134: NWNE, Section 33, Township 63, Range 3, Cook County.
Property 16145: Outlot A of the Plat of Devil's Point, Cook County.
Property 16146: Outlot C less the 100 feet of the west side of Loon Lake Homesites Plat, Cook County
Property 31386: NENE, Section 34, Township 60, Range 24 containing 40 acres more or less.
Property 31387: Outlot A, Block 1 of Mirror Lake Homesites Plat & part of Govt Lot 5, Section 3, Township 61, Range 23, Itasca County.
Property 31390: Outlot A of Little Long Lake Homesites Plat, Itasca County.
Property 31391: Part of Outlot E of Burrows Lake Leased Homesites Plat, Itasca County.
Property 31393: Outlot A of Burrows Lake Leased Homesites South Plat, Itasca County.
Property 31395: Outlot A of Burrows Lake Leased Homesites East Plat, Itasca County.
Property 31397: Outlot C, Block 1 of Plat of Sugar Bay, Itasca County.
Property 31398: Outlot B, Block 1 of Plat of Sugar Bay, Itasca County.
Property 29025: Part SWSW, Section 16, Township 143, Range 34, Hubbard County.
Property 38097: Part SESE, Section 16, Township 54, Range 10, Lake County.
Property 69015: NWNE, Section 33, Township 60, Range 17, St. Louis County.
Property 69017: NWNW, Section 16, Township 65, Range 17, St. Louis County.
Property 69018: Part of Government Lot 5, Section 16, Township 63, Range 18, St. Louis County.
Property 69019: NWNE, NENW, and NWNW, Section 16, Township 51, Range 16, St. Louis County.
Property 69020: Part of Government Lots 6, 7 and 8, Section 11, Township 61, Range 13, St. Louis County.
Property 69021: NENW, Section 16, Township 52, Range 15, St. Louis County.
Property 69440: NWSW, Section 28, Township 52 North, Range 17, St. Louis County.
Property 69444: SESW, Section 16, Township 53 North, Range 19, St. Louis County.
Property 69530: NESW, Section 2, Township 57, Range 18, St. Louis County.
Property 69535: NESE, Section 18, Township 61, Range 19, St. Louis County.
Property 69543: NWSW, Section 20, Township 62, Range 21, St. Louis County.
Property 69557: NENE, Section 22, Township 52, Range 17, St. Louis County.
Property 69564: Part NENW, Section 16, Township 57, Range 17, St. Louis County.
Property 69580: Lot 6, Block 1 of Majestic Lake Shores Plat, St. Louis County.
Property 69583: Lot 1, Block 1 of Coe Lake Shores Second Addition, St. Louis County.
General Statement of Terms of Sale: The following is a summary of terms: the property data sheet details the comprehensive terms and conditions of sale. Bidding for each parcel will start at the minimum bid, which is the appraised value plus sale costs. The successful bidder must pay 10% of the bid amount at the time of the auction. The balance of the purchase price must be paid within 90 days from the date of the auction. Bidders are advised to obtain a property data sheet prior to attending the auction.
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