LEGALS

1-19-2017


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
ST. LOUIS COUNTY SCHOOLS
VIRGINIA, MN
St. Louis County Schools, Virginia, Minnesota, will receive sealed bids for the NE Range School, Babbitt Minnesota, Steam to Hot Water Conversion Project, EQUIPMENT ONLY, until 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 8th, 2017. Bids will be received by the Superintendent of Schools ­ Mr. Steve Sallee, at the District Offices, 1701 N. 9th Avenue, Virginia, MN 55792-2172. There is no agent for the receipt of bids other than the Superintendent of Schools. Bids will be opened and read aloud at the time and place specified herein.
All bidders shall meet the requirements as defined under the Responsible Contractor Law, Statutes Section 16C.285. A signed statement, under oath, verifying compliance with each of the minimum criteria shall be included with the bid submission.
Bid Packages will consist of: Boiler Equipment, Propane Tank Field, Induction Heating Units, Air Handlers as defined in Scope of Work 01 11 00 in the project manual.
Bids shall be submitted on the bid form provided in the specifications, at the date and time specified. The complete bid form shall be submitted without alterations, additions or erasures. Envelopes containing bids must be sealed and marked "St. Louis County Schools ­ NE Range School Equipment Bid" with the name and address of the bidder, and the date and hour of the opening. Bids shall be delivered to:
Superintendent of Schools ­ Mr. Steve Sallee
1701 N. 9th Avenue
Virginia, MN 55792-2172
Lump sum bids for this EQUIPMENT are solicited from suppliers specializing in, or highly experienced in this work.
Contractors can obtain bidding documents from Foster, Jacobs, & Johnson Inc., Attn; Carl Clark. (218) 689-2462 carlc@fjj.com. Bidding documents will be available on or about January 25th, 2017. Bidding documents are on file and available for inspection at the Owner's office, and the Engineer's office. Also available on ProCore.com. Invitation required for access. Contact: Angie Stahnke @ 218 722-3060, or angies@fjj.com for Pro Core project access.
Each bid of $10,000 or greater shall be accompanied by a bid bond, or certified or cashier's check in the amount of at least five (5%) percent of the bid amount made payable to St. Louis County Schools as bid security that, if the bid is accepted, the supplier will execute the contract and file the required performance and payment bonds within the allotted time period after notice of award of contract.
The Board of Education reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or parts of bids and waive any formalities or irregularities in the bidding. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of forty-five (45) days after bid opening without consent of the Board of Education.
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 2142
Virginia, St.Louis County, Minnesota
Publication Dates: January 19th, 2017
January 26th, 2017


Notice of Public Hearing
ON THE PROPOSED FINANCING BY
Crane Lake VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Crane Lake Volunteer Fire Department located in Crane Lake, St. Louis County, Minnesota (the Issuer), will meet on Feb. 1, 2017, at 7 o'clock p.m. at the Fire Hall, for the purpose of holding a public hearing pursuant to the requirements of Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, on a proposal that the Issuer enter into an agreement in order to finance certain equipment. The equipment to be financed consists of Rosenbauer Fire Truck and will be located at 7400 Handberg Rd., Crane Lake, MN.
To finance the costs of such equipment and to pay costs and expenses incidental to the financing, the Issuer proposes to enter into a loan agreement in the maximum aggregate principal amount of $155,728.00. The Issuer will be required to pay all taxes on the equipment. The rental payments due pursuant to the loan agreement will be secured by a security interest in the equipment.
All persons interested may appear and be heard at said time and place or may file written comments with the Crane Lake Volunteer Fire Department prior to the date of hearing set forth heretofore.
Dated: January 13, 2017
BY ORDER OF CRANE LAKE VOL. FIRE DEPT.
Jeffery Sanborn (Signature)
Jeffery Sanborn, Fire Chief
January 19 - 1


SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS OF THE
ST. LOUIS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
January 3, 2017
Present: Commissioners Patrick Boyle, Beth Olson, Tom Rukavina, Pete Stauber, Keith Nelson, Mike Jugovich and Chair Frank Jewell ­ 7. Absent: None ­ 0.
Resolution No. 17-01 Minutes for December 20, 2016. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-02 Appraisal reports for the sale of timber to be offered at Public Sealed Bid Timber Auction on February 16, 2017. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-03 Claims and accounts for November 2016. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Stauber. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-04 Workers' compensation report dated December 23, 2016. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-05 2017 County Board meeting schedule adopted. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Rukavina. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-06 2017 Committee of the Whole meeting schedule adopted. Moved by Commissioner Stauber, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-07 Appoint Commissioners Boyle and Nelson as representatives and Commissioner Rukavina as alternate to the Arrowhead Counties Association for one-year terms expiring December 31, 2017. Moved by Commissioner Stauber, supported by Commissioner Jugovich. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-08 Appoint Commissioner Jugovich as representative to the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) for the remainder of a five-year term ending December 31, 2018. Moved by Commissioner Rukavina, supported by Commissioner Nelson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-09 Appoint Commissioner Boyle as representative and Commissioner Olson as alternate to the Arrowhead Health Alliance for one-year terms ending December 31, 2017. Moved by Commissioner Rukavina, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-10 Appoint Commissioners Stauber, Jewell, and Nelson as representatives and Commissioner Olson as alternate to the Arrowhead Regional Corrections Executive Board for one-year terms ending December 31, 2017. Moved by Commissioner Boyle, supported by Commissioner Stauber. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-11 Appoint Commissioners Jewell and Olson as representatives to the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) for three-year terms ending December 31, 2019. Moved by Commissioner Boyle, supported by Commissioner Nelson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-12 Appoint Commissioner Jewell as representative and Commissioners Stauber and Olson as alternates to the ARDC Metropolitan Interstate Council for one-year terms ending December 31, 2017. Moved by Commissioner Boyle, supported by Commissioner Nelson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-13 Appoint County Administrator Kevin Gray; Commissioners Jewell, Boyle, Olson, Rukavina, Stauber, Nelson, and Jugovich; Mark St. Lawrence, Environmental Services Director; and Barbara Hayden, Planning and Community Development Director as representatives to the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) for one-year terms ending December 31, 2017. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Stauber. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-14 Appoint the following representatives to the AMC District I Policy Committees for one-year terms ending December 31, 2017: Commissioners Rukavina and Jewell to Environment & Natural Resources; Commissioner Jugovich to General Government; Commissioner Boyle to Health & Human Services; Commissioners Nelson and Olson to Public Safety; and Commissioner Stauber to Transportation & Infrastructure. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-15 Appoint Commissioners Rukavina and Nelson as representatives and Commissioner Stauber as alternate to the Camp Esquagama Advisory Board, Executive Committee for one-year terms ending December 31, 2017. Moved by Commissioner Rukavina, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-16 Appoint Commissioners Olson and Boyle as representatives for three-year terms ending December 31, 2019, and Commissioner Stauber as alternate for the remainder of a term expiring December 31, 2017, to the Community Health Services Board. Moved by Commissioner Boyle, supported by Commissioner Rukavina. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-17 Appoint Commissioners Nelson and Jewell as representatives to the Cooperative Extension Committee for three-year terms ending December 31, 2019. Moved by Commissioner Rukavina, supported by Commissioner Jugovich. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-18 Appoint Commissioner Boyle as alternate to the Duluth International Airport Joint Zoning Board for the remainder of a two-year term ending December 31, 2017. Moved by Commissioner Stauber, supported by Commissioner Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-19 Appoint Commissioner Olson as alternate to the Duluth Parks and Recreation Commission for an on-going term. Moved by Commissioner Rukavina, supported by Commissioner Stauber. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-20 Appoint Commissioners Stauber and Rukavina as representatives and Commissioner Nelson as alternate to the Executive ATV Permit Committee for one-year terms ending December 31, 2017. Moved by Commissioner Boyle, supported by Commissioner Rukavina. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-21 Appoint Commissioner Jewell as representative to the Laurentian Resource Conservation and Development Council for a one-year term ending December 31, 2017. Moved by Commissioner Stauber, supported by Commissioner Nelson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-22 Appoint Commissioner Jugovich as representative to the Law Library Board for a one-year term ending December 31, 2017. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-23 Appoint Commissioners Jewell and Rukavina as representatives to the Liquor Licensing Committee for one-year terms ending December 31, 2017. Moved by Commissioner Stauber, supported by Commissioner Nelson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-24 Appoint Commissioners Jugovich and Jewell as representatives and Commissioner Stauber as alternate to the Minnesota Inter-County Association (MICA) for one-year terms ending December 31, 2017. Moved by Commissioner Boyle, supported by Commission Olson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-25 Appoint Commissioners Nelson and Stauber as representatives and Commissioners Olson and Jugovich as alternates to the 911 Emergency System User Board for one-year terms ending December 31, 2017. Moved by Commissioner Rukavina, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-26 Appoint Commissioner Rukavina as representative and Commissioner Nelson as alternate to the Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training, Local Elected Officials Board for one-year terms ending December 31, 2017. Moved by Commissioner Rukavina, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-27 Appoint Commissioner Olson as representative and Commissioner Nelson as alternate to the Northeast Regional Radio Board for one-year terms ending December 31, 2017. Moved by Commissioner Rukavina, supported by Commissioner Nelson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-28 Appoint Commissioners Jugovich, Rukavina and Nelson as representatives and Commissioner Jewell as alternate to the Northern Counties Land Use Coordinating Board for one-year terms ending December 31, 2017. Moved by Commissioner Rukavina, supported by Commissioner Nelson. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-29 Appoint Commissioner Nelson as representative and Commissioner Rukavina as alternate to the Planning Commission for one-year terms ending December 31, 2017. Moved by Commissioner Stauber, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-30 Appoint Commissioners Boyle and Olson as representatives to the Public Health and Human Services Advisory Committee for one-year terms ending December 31, 2017. Moved by Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Stauber. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-31 Appoint Commissioner Boyle as representative and Commissioner Jugovich as alternate to the St. Louis County Historical Society Board of Governors for one-year terms ending December 31, 2017. Moved by Commissioner Rukavina, supported by Commissioner Boyle. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-32 Appoint Commissioners Nelson, Boyle and Rukavina as representatives and Commissioners Jugovich and Jewell as alternates to the St. Louis/Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority for one-year terms ending December 31, 2017. Moved by Commissioner Nelson, supported by Commissioner Stauber. Passed 7-0.
Resolution No. 17-33 Appoint Commissioner Boyle as representative for the remainder of a term ending December 31, 2017, and Commissioner Stauber as representative for the remainder of a term ending December 31, 2021, and Commissioner Jugovich as alternate to the Seaway Port Authority. Moved by Commissioner Jugovich, supported by Commissioner Nelson. Passed 6-1 (Commissioner Rukavina ­ 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 . Jan. 19 - 1


Proceedings of St. Louis County Schools ISD 2142
MEMBERS PRESENT: Bob Larson, Chet Larson, Dan Manick, Gary Rantala, Nancy Glowaski
MEMBERS ABSENT: Lynette Zupetz, Troy Swanson
ALSO PRESENT: Steve Sallee, Kim Johnson, Jeanne Sopp
Christine Taylor, Pat Christensen, Chris Koivisto
A Regular Meeting of the School Board of ISD 2142, St. Louis County Schools, was held at the District Office on Monday, December 12, 2016, beginning at 6:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Approved the Agenda with the deletion of Items 3.5 (October Treasurer's Report) and 6.24 (Approve Terms and Conditions of Employment for Non-contract Preschool Teacher Assistants and ECFE Teacher Aides).
Building and Grounds Report presented by Tony Buccanero. 1) NE Range ­ Window/Door Replacement/ Asbestos Abatement/Pool Re-roof, Steam to Hot Water Conversion. 2) South Ridge ­ Bleacher and Backstop Repair, New Lockers. 3) North Woods ­ Storage Garage, Propane Tank Installation, New Lockers. 4) Tower-Soudan ­ Gym Emergency Lighting. 5) Cherry ­ Hot Water Expansion Tank/ Recirculating Pump Install, Main Septic Pump Station Grinder Repair. 6) District ­ Key Card Process Re-vamp, Maintenance Program for District Equipment.
Superintendent's Report presented by Steve Sallee. 1) Organizational Meeting will be held Mon, Jan 9 at 5:00 p.m. at District Office. 2) Consider holding one study session and one regular business meeting each month, instead of two business meetings. Draft of what that would look like provided. Decision on meeting structure to be made at Organizational Meeting. 3) Carolyn Olson secured $2000 grant from Essentia Health in Duluth for MSAB Learning Arts Grant.
South Ridge School Report presented by Principal Andy Bernard highlighted: 1) ECFE. 2) STAR Testing. 3) New PLC group this year ­ Teaching Specialists. 4) Success Coach Jessica Bialke implementing Check and Connect. 5) New elementary Math curriculum. 6) Veteran's Day Program. 7) Minnesota Arts Grant for Frank Theatre. Performance Dec 21 at 5:00 p.m. High school Art students screen printed t-shirts. 8) Empty Bowl soup dinner coming up. 9) Hosting MSHSL State Art Contest in Spring. 10) Holiday Program great turnout. 11) Sixth grade students travel to School Forest twice monthly for learning. 12) Deputy Pat Olson, SRO, doing amazing things. Internet Safety with grades 4-8. Bullying with Kindergarten and grade 1. Discussion regarding 2nd and 4th amendments with Civics class. Will be presenting Life Choices to 8th and 10th grade Health classes.
Tower-Soudan School Report presented by Principal Kelly Engman highlighted items tied to District Strategic Goals. 1) Increase Academic Achievement. a) Working on School Improvement Plan with teachers in PLC and staff meetings, Reading and Math goals. b) STAR testing and reading assessments. c) Using test data to drive instruction and student interventions. 2) Ensure that All Students are School, Career, or Community Ready. a) December activities. b) Looking for Elementary Basketball Coach. c) Penny Wars service project to benefit child of former student, Jordan Villebrun. d) Held School Spirit Week. 3) Promote Two-Way Communication. a) PTO new this year. b) More Facebook posts to get info out and celebrate student success. c) Working to provide more evening events for community and families. d) Bingo and sloppy joes after winter concert next Thur. e) New T-S Eagle News, student-run newsletter.
Comments from Visitors. Mary Nemec Wood requested the "Professional Appearance" section of the Employee Code of Ethics and Conduct specify that union t-shirts are acceptable attire. Board members and Superintendent Sallee provided reassurance they are acceptable attire. Superintendent Sallee explained this document is a work-in-progress and Principal discretion will prevail with respect to attire.
Approved Consent Agenda items. 1) Minutes November 29, 2016 Regular SB Meeting. 2) Bill List 2016 Nov 22 ­ Dec 5. 3) RAMS 2017 Membership ($1750). 4) Donations.
Approved Policy 524 Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy as presented.
The 2015-2016 actual revenues, expenditures, and fund balances were reviewed in detail at the Study Session held prior to this meeting. The Proposed 2016-2017 Budget with updates, and the Final Pay 2017 vs Pay 2016 Levy Comparison, were reviewed. Certified the final payable 2017 school district tax levy in the amount of $6,978,192.26 (which represents a decrease in the levy of 13.18%).
Approved the addition of FTE Clerical Staff as follows: Site II Secretary at North Woods School, Full-time 37.5 hours/week.
Approved the following HR-related documents: Employee Referral Program, Employee Code of Ethics and Conduct, Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form, Pay for Performance Program, and Employee Performance Evaluation forms. Members B. Larson and C. Larson expressed concern regarding the "Nepotism" section of the Employee Code of Ethics and Conduct, as the district presently employs several family members, and B. Larson and C. Larson support the same. Superintendent Sallee provided reassurance that the employment of family members is not being prohibited or discouraged, but rather the policy is addressing the fact that the district will not allow a supervisory relationship to exist between family members employed by the district. Should such a situation arise, the district would re-structure the supervision. Business Manager Johnson stated a nepotism clause is required by auditors.
Adopted RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES OF ELECTION AND DIRECTING THE SCHOOL BOARD CLERK TO PERFORM OTHER ELECTION-RELATED DUTIES.
Accepted the retirement of Bernadine Kantola, Early Childhood Teacher at North Woods School, effective June 2, 2017.
Accepted the resignation of Jennifer Thomsen, ECFE Teacher Aide at South Ridge School, effective November 23, 2016.
Hired support staff as follows:
Effective
Vernon Wenberg, Computer Systems Technician December 5, 2016
· $50,000 per year
· Full-time M-F, 8 hours/day
· Health Insurance ­ 89% Employer contribution, 11% Employee contribution
VEBA Employer contribution ­ 75% of deductible amount under group health insurance
· Single Dental Insurance, premium paid by Employer, with option to purchase family coverage
· Vacation ­ 12 days/year (accrued 1 day/month) unused vacation may be accumulated up to a maximum 80 hours (10 days)
· Paid Sick Leave ­ 12 days/year (accrued 1 day/month), unused sick leave may be accumu- lated up to a maximum 520 hours (65 days)
· Long-term Disability insurance, premium paid by Employer
· Paid Personal Leave ­ 3 days/year
· Paid Bereavement Leave ­ 5 days/year, to be used in accordance with district policy
· 403(b) Employer contribution $500/year after one year of employment
· Life Insurance $100,000, premium paid by Employer

Paraprofessionals ­ Terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and
Teamsters Local 346 (Paraprofessionals)
MyKayla Hoeft M,T,Th,F 6.5 hours/day December 5, 2016
South Ridge School W 5.5 hours/day
Subject to passing background check
Connie Opdycke M,T,Th,F 6.5 hours/day December 5, 2016
NE Range School W 5.5 hours/day
Amanda Arntson Pre-school October 31, 2016
NE Range School 17 hours/week

Indian Education Program Assistant ­ Terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master
Agreement ISD 2142 and Teamsters Local 346 (Indian Education)
Alleyce Somerville M-F, 3.25 hours/day December 5, 2016
Cherry School
(Alleyce also works as a Title I Teacher 0.5 FTE)

Custodian ­ Terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and Intl Union
of Operating Engineers Local 70 (Custodians)
Steven Bergquist M-F, 4 hours/day November 30, 2016
South Ridge School
Subject to passing background check

Bus Driver ­ Terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and Intl Union of Operating Engineers Local 70 (Bus Drivers)
Timothy McQueen M-F, am & pm routes September 6, 2016
Cherry School

Non-contract Staff for 2016-2017
Amanda Arntson, ECFE Teacher Aide November 23, 2016

Hired coaches at South Ridge School for 2016-2017 as follows:
Robby Peterson, Assistant Boys' Basketball
Trey Karppinen, Assistant Boys' Basketball, subject to passing background check
Stephanie Bergum, Assistant Girls' Basketball, subject to passing background check
Approved unpaid leave of absence: Lisa Squires, Paraprofessional at North Woods School, Medical Leave 53.47 hours unpaid (to be used subsequent to sick and personal leave time).
Approved the Superintendent's Contract for 2017-2020 as presented. Member Glowaski opined that based upon research she did, the salary seems high. All other board members expressed support for the Superintendent and the salary increase, citing their bases.
Meeting adjourned 7:30 p.m. January 19 - 1


 


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