LEGALS

6-4-2020


Proceedings of
St. Louis County Schools ISD 2142
MEMBERS PRESENT: In Person ­ Chet Larson, Dan Manick
Via Teleconference ­ Chris Koivisto, Christine Taylor, Lynette Zupetz, Pat Christensen, Troy Swanson
MEMBERS ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: In Person ­ Dr. Reggie Engebritson
Via Teleconference ­ Jeanne Sopp, Kim Johnson
Regular Meeting held at the District Office and via Google Hangouts April 28, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance. All votes by roll call. Approved agenda. Heard Superintendent's Report. Heard update on Cherry expansion/remodel project. Comments from visitors invited via email to Superintendent during meeting.
Approved Consent Agenda items: 1) March 24, 2020 Regular SB Meeting Minutes. 2) March 28 ­ April 21, 2020 Bill List. 3) Resolution Accepting Donations and/or Grants.
Policy 533 Wellness and Policy 534 Unpaid Meal Charges presented for second reading.
Adopted RESOLUTION DIRECTING ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCTIONS IN PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS AND REASONS THEREFORE.
Approved MOUs with EdMN Local 1406:
a) Pilot new schedule regarding elementary prep time at SR School 2020-2021.
b) Additional compensation for T-S classroom teachers teaching two grades during a single class period.
c) Use of Zoom conference call for April 1, 2020 Transfer Day.
Proposed placement of some teachers on ULA.
Terminated / non-renewed teaching contracts of some probationary teachers.
Hired John Jirik as Assistant Principal at Tower-Soudan School effective July 1, 2020.
Hired support staff.
Accepted resignations.
Approved a termination.
Meeting adjourned at 5:45 p.m.
A full text of the minutes of this meeting is available on the district's website or may be obtained by calling the district office. June 4 - 1


SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS OF THE MEETING OF THE
ST. LOUIS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
May 12, 2020
Present: Commissioners Frank Jewell, Patrick Boyle, Beth Olson, Paul McDonald, Keith Musolf, Keith Nelson and Chair Mike Jugovich - 7. Absent: None ­ 0. Commissioners Frank Jewell, Patrick Boyle, Beth Olson and Paul McDonald participated by WebEx.
Resolution No. 20-253 Minutes for May 5, 2020. Moved by Commissioner Jewell, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 20-254 Professional services agreement with Bolton & Menk, Inc., Duluth, MN, for an amount not to exceed $98,070 authorized to perform an intersection control evaluation study and design a reduced conflict intersection (J-Turn) at the intersection of MN Trunk Highway 33 and County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 7 (Industrial Road) in Industrial Township. Moved by Commissioner Jewell, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 20-255 Acquisition of necessary right-of way and highway easements authorized for the construction of Bridge 389 located on CSAH 59 (Melrude Road) over the Paleface River in Ellsburg Township. Moved by Commissioner Jewell, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 20-256 Bid awarded to EnviroTech Services, Inc., of Greeley, CO, for 810,000 gallons of 38% liquid calcium chloride/magnesium chloride delivered and applied for the bid price of $0.99 per gallon for a total cost of $801,900 plus $50,000 for alternates, for a total cost of $851,900 to be used for the summer gravel road dust abatement program. Moved by Commissioner Jewell, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 20-257 Allocate funding to the 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs and authorize the associated agency agreements. Moved by Commissioner Jewell, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 20-258 Public hearing established for 9:40 a.m., June 9, 2020, at the St. Louis County Courthouse, Duluth, MN, to obtain public comment and adopt an amendment to the 2020 fee schedule for various county services, including the St. Louis County Heritage, Arts, and Culture Center for the year 2020. Moved by Commissioner Jewell, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 20-259 Application to sell/serve outside the designated serving area of the County Liquor License by Melrude Whistlestop, LLC d/b/a Melrude Whistlestop, LLC for September 4-7, 2020. Moved by Commissioner Jewell, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 20-260 Application for license to sell tobacco products at retail by Zupancich Bros., Inc., d/b/a Zup's Food Market of Cook, City of Cook, renewal.'Moved by Commissioner Jewell, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 20-261 Authorize the Sheriff's Office to use Title III funding for authorized Firewise Communities activities. Moved by Commissioner Jewell, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 20-262 Authorize application for Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-based Program (COSSAP) grant funds through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, for up to $900,000 to support a coordinator at Recovery Alliance Duluth, add a nurse for the St. Louis County Jail, and support a community healthcare worker through Duluth Family Medicine, and peer recovery specialist activities during the period October 1, 2020, to October 1, 2023. Moved by Commissioner Jewell, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 20-263 Application for repurchase of state tax forfeited land (homestead) by Gerald Nelson (heir), of Waukegan, IL (parcel code 010-4650-00270). Moved by Commissioner Jewell, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 20-264 Grant a non-exclusive temporary easement across state tax forfeited lands to Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) for improvements to Highway 37 (Broadway Street) in Gilbert, MN (parcel codes 060-0020-01810, 060-0010-01820, 060-0010-00860, and 060-0010-00880) upon total payment of $2,000. Moved by Commissioner Jewell, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 20-265 Authorize application for the 2020 Blue Plus Fund Contribution Program grant funds in the amount of $100,000 to support individuals and families experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness who also have behavioral health needs such as mental illness and/or chemical dependency. Moved by Commissioner Musolf, supported by Commissioner Jugovich. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 20-266 Cooperative agreement with Minnesota Department of Transportation for improvements on MN Trunk Highway 37 in Eveleth. Moved by Commissioner Musolf, supported by Commissioner Jugovich. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 20-267 Application for Lawful Gambling License (paper pull-tabs, bar bingo, tipboards, paddlewheel, electronic pull-tabs, electronic linked bingo) by AMVETS Post 12, Keewatin, MN, to operate out of Riverside Inn, French Township, and Bimbo's Octagon, French Township, new. Moved by Commissioner Musolf, supported by Commissioner Jugovich. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 20-268 Abatement list for Board approval. Moved by Commissioner Musolf, supported by Commissioner Jugovich. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 20-269 Authorize application for an Innovative Prosecution Solutions in Combating Violent Crime Initiative Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance in the amount of up to $340,000 for October 1, 2020, through September 30, 2022. Moved by Commissioner Musolf, supported by Commissioner Jugovich. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 20-270 Bid awarded to KGM Contractors, Inc., Angora, MN, in the amount of $2,492,531.13 for a bituminous seal coat, fog seal and pavement markings project throughout St. Louis County, Chisholm, Duluth and Hermantown. Moved by Commissioner Musolf, supported by Commissioner Jugovich. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 20-271 Authorize late payment penalty abatement for qualifying taxpayers suffering hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Moved by Commissioner Musolf, supported by Commissioner Jugovich. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 20-272 Appoint individuals to serve as the Special Board of Appeal and Equalization for Assessment Year 2020 and establish their powers, duties, compensation and meeting date. Moved by Commissioner Musolf, supported by Commissioner Jugovich. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 20-273 Reappoint Kenneth Butler as a member of the Civil Service Commission for a three-year term ending May 6, 2023. Moved by Commissioner Musolf, supported by Commissioner Jugovich. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 20-274 Convert seven (7) part-time corrections officers (.50 FTEs) to full time corrections officers. Moved by Commissioner Musolf, supported by Commissioner Jugovich. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 20-275 Meet the conditions of any subsequent Governor emergency orders and, if necessary, adjust the 2020 Board Meeting Schedule to revise the location of its May 26, 2020 meeting from the Buhl Senior Center, Buhl, MN, to the Liz Prebich Room at the Government Services Center, Virginia, MN. Moved by Commissioner Boyle, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 6-1 (Commissioner Nelson, nay).
This is a summary of the official board proceedings. The full text is available in the Clerk of the County Board's Office located at 100 N. 5th Ave. West, #214, Duluth, Minnesota, 55802, by mail or electronic mail, and also at www.stlouiscountymn.gov.
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