LEGALS

12-7-2017


SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS OF THE
ST. LOUIS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
November 14, 2017
Present: Commissioners Patrick Boyle, Beth Olson, Tom Rukavina, Pete Stauber, Keith Nelson, Mike Jugovich and Chair Frank Jewell ­ 7. Absent: None.
Resolution No. 17-647 Minutes for November 7, 2017. Moved by Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-648 Reallocation of a 1.0 FTE Information Specialist I position to a 1.0 FTE Information Specialist II position in the Public Health and Human Services Department, Children and Family Services Division. Moved by Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-649 Reallocation of a 1.0 FTE Social Programs Coordinator position to a 1.0 FTE Social Services Specialist I position in the Public Health and Human Services Department, Children and Family Services Division. Moved by Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-650 Establish a new Social Services Supervisor position in the Public Health and Human Services Department. Moved by Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-651 Accept the 2018/2019 Natural Resources Block Grant from the Minnesota Board of Soil and Water Resources in the amount of $260,905 and authorize the local match requirements. Moved by Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-652 Authorize easement language specific to the Mesabi Trail and accept an obligation to provide up to $600,000 for acquisition of a relocated trail right-of-way in the event that lawful mining rights are exercised in or around the trail right-of-way, for a period of twenty years from the recording date of the easement. Moved by Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-653 Authorize acquisition of necessary right-of-way and highway easements for the reconstruction of County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 4/Rice Lake Road in Duluth. Moved by Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-654 Authorize acquisition of necessary right-of-way and temporary easements for the replacement of County Bridge 27 and reconstruction of a portion of County Road 293/North Tischer Road in Lakewood Township. Moved by Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-655 Agree to act as sponsoring agency for the City of Biwabik's Local Road Improvement Program Grant application for the 1st Street North project; the sponsorship involves no county funding. Moved by Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-656 Agree to act as sponsoring agency for the City of Proctor's Local Road Improvement Program Grant application for the 6th Street project; the sponsorship involves no county funding. Moved by Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-657 Agree to act as sponsoring agency for the City of Rice Lake's Local Road Improvement Program Grant application for the Chicago Avenue project; the sponsorship involves no county funding. Moved by Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-658 Agree to act as sponsoring agency for the City of Tower's Local Road Improvement Program Grant application for the Pine Street project; the sponsorship involves no county funding. Moved by Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-659 Agree to act as sponsoring agency for Portage Township's Local Road Improvement Program Grant application for the Goldmine, River and Beitz Roads project; the sponsorship involves no county funding. Moved by Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-660 Bid awarded to O'Day Equipment of Fargo, ND, with local offices in Duluth, MN, in the amount of $652,906 for a Public Works Fuel Site Upgrade project in Duluth, Ely, Cotton and Floodwood. Moved by Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-661 Agreement with Jola & Sopp Excavating of Eveleth, MN, in the amount of $102,616.50 for the renovation of the Virginia Motor Pool parking lots (Bid No. 5415). Moved by Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-662 Five-year Software as a Service purchase agreement with CoreBTS, of Madison, WI, a Minnesota state contract vendor, in the amount of $47,310 per year, for the purchase of the Cisco Webex and Spark Web/Video/Audio Conferencing Software platform. Moved by Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-663 Abatement list for Board approval. Moved by Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-664 Public hearing established for December 12, 2017, at 9:40 a.m., at the Normanna Town Hall, Duluth, MN, for the purpose of considering the suspension/revocation of liquor licenses for failure to pay real estate or personal property taxes when due, pursuant to St. Louis County Ordinance No. 28. Moved by Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-665 Approve the 2017 third quarter budget changes. Moved by Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-666 Authorize a Chester Creek Restoration Access Agreement with Minnesota Trout Unlimited, working with the South St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District, for a habitat restoration project for a portion of Chester Creek located within county fee land on the Public Safety Campus in Duluth, with no cost to the county. Moved by Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-667 Applications for license to sell tobacco products at retail, renewals with past violations. Moved by Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-668 Agreement with the City of Duluth to participate in the 2018 Toward Zero Deaths grant program in the amount of $41,681. Moved by Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-669 Five-year service agreements with Carlton County in the amount of $37,000 per year, and with Lake County in the amount of $25,000 per year, for scheduled and preventative maintenance of radio communication infrastructure. Moved by Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-670 Bid consideration and sale of surplus fee owned land located in Duluth to high bidders Joshua J. LaBlanc and Jessica L. LaBlanc for the bid amount of $7,200 plus deed tax and recording fees. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Jugovich. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-671 Request for authorization to commence litigation against pharmaceutical opioid manufacturers and distributors. Commissioner Boyle, supported by Commissioner Nelson, moved to consider; the item had not been to committee. Passed 7-0. Commissioner Boyle, supported by Commissioner Olson, moved the resolution. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-672 Support for the purchase and exchange of School Trust Lands in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to proceed in tandem. Moved by Commissioner Rukavina, supported by Commissioner Jewell. Passed 6-1 (Commissioner Stauber, nay).
Resolution No. 17-673 Application for license to sell tobacco products at retail by Keith/Lois Nelson d/b/a At Your Convenience, Fayal Township, renewal. Moved by Commissioner Rukavina, supported by Commissioner Jugovich. Passed 6-0-1 (Commissioner Nelson, abstain).
Resolution No. 17-674 Proposed Legislative Priorities for 2018. Moved by Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-675 Ratify the 2017-2019 Merit System Supervisory Unit contract and authorize the execution of the Collective Bargaining Unit agreement. Commissioner Boyle, supported by Commissioner Nelson, moved to consider; the item had not been to committee. Passed 7-0. Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Jugovich, moved the resolution. Passed 7-0.
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 . Dec. 7 - 1


Proceedings of St. Louis County Schools, ISD 2142
MEMBERS PRESENT: Chet Larson, Chris Koivisto, Dan Manick, Lynette Zupetz, Pat Christensen.
MEMBERS ABSENT: Christine Taylor, Troy Swanson.
ALSO PRESENT: Steve Sallee, Kim Johnson, Jeanne Sopp.
The Regular Meeting of the School Board of ISD 2142, St. Louis County Schools, was held at Northeast Range School on Monday, October 23, 2017, beginning at 6:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Approved the Agenda with the following changes:
Add to Item 6.33 the resignation of Superintendent Steve Sallee effective January 1, 2018.
Delete Item 5.3 Treasurer's Report September 2017.
Superintendent's Report presented by Steve Sallee. 1) Thank you to Carl, FJJ Project Manager, for providing a tour of the project at NE Range prior to today's meeting, and for all of his work on the project. 2) Thank you to NE Range School staff for their patience and support as they have worked around some inconveniences while the project has continued these last couple months. 3) Thank you to Tony Buccanero, Director of Facilities and Grounds, for all of his work on the NE Range School project.
Student Mersadies Stordahl explained the EPICS program/class being offered at NE Range this year and the many benefits it offers. EPICS ­ Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System. Students Robert Daugherty and Oskar Koivisto demonstrated a piece of equipment used in the program.
Northeast Range School Report presented by Principal Kelly Engman. 1) Steps being taken to meet Strategic Plan Goals of increasing academic achievement for all students and promoting a coordinated and effective two-way communication process: focus of PLCs, MCA growth, Math and Reading corps, Community Task Force, Pride Night, and Student News. 2) Building/Safety Updates: ALICE training for staff and students, custodial staff went above and beyond to make the school look great, enrollment at 267 PreK-12. 3) Student opportunities: list of 14, something for everyone!!
SROs/St. Louis County Sheriff Deputies Pat Olson and Matt Krueger thanked the School Board for allowing them to attend ALICE training in June, and detailed the ALICE training they have provided/are providing for staff and students. ALICE ­ Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate ­ civilian response to a violent intruder. Education and training for students is provided at age-appropriate levels; concepts are the same, language is different.
Comments from Visitors. Nissa Koivisto expressed her concerns with the EPICS program.
Approved Consent Agenda items: 1) Minutes Regular School Board Meeting 2017 October 10. 2) Bill List 2017 October 3-16.
Denied a Level 3 Grievance heard at the Special School Board Meeting held at 5:30 p.m. today, at which EdMN Local 1406 represented Grievant Kevin Ryks.
Hired support staff:
Carla Olson, Paraprofessional at NE Range School, 6.5 hrs/day M,T,Th,F and 5.5 hrs/day W (31.5 hrs/wk)
Effective October 16, 2017
Chantel Reynolds, Paraprofessional at Cherry School, 6.5 hrs/day M,T,Th,F
Effective October 18, 2017
Hired coaching staff for 2017-2018, dependent upon appropriate levels of student participation:
Brad Olesiak, Assistant Coach Girls' Basketball South Ridge
Re-hires ­ South Ridge School
Robby Peterson Assistant Coach Boys' Basketball
Trey Karppinen Assistant Coach Boys' Basketball
Stephanie Bergum Assistant Coach Girls' Basketball
Accepted retirements and resignations:
School Effective
Retirements
Penny Sunsdahl, Paraprofessional Tower-Soudan December 29, 2017
Karen Kempa, Bus Driver Cherry December 31, 2017
Resignations
Brenda Harteau, Paraprofessional South Ridge October 10, 2017
Carla Olson, Assistant Cook NE Range October 15, 2017
Susan Nelson, Cook Aide South Ridge October 27, 2017
Jeff Chaulklin, Head Coach Baseball North Woods October 11, 2017
Melissa Schroeter, Asst Coach Girls' Basketball NE Range October 10, 2017
Steve Sallee, Superintendent District January 1, 2018
Superintendent Sallee recommended the Board consider hiring an Interim Superintendent to finish this school year, and then look at hiring a new Superintendent effective July 1, 2018, citing options and examples of how they could fill an Interim position. Board decided to hold a Study Session on October 30, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the District Office to further consider options and determine how they will proceed.
Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m. December 7, 2017 - 1


 


 


 


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