Public Notices 02/28/2013 – North Crow River News

School District 885
(Official Publication)
St. Michael – Albertville Independent School
District 885
School Board Minutes
St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West Board Room – Door A
Dr. Jim Behle, Superintendent of Schools
Douglas Birk, Chair; Gayle Weber, Vice-Chair; Carol Steffens, Clerk; Drew Scherber, Treasurer; Jeanne Holland, Director; Jeffery Lindquist, Director
Monday, February 4, 2013
Regular Meeting at 7:00 p.m.
The St. Michael-Albertville School Board held a regular meeting in the Middle School West board room. Original minutes and documents referred to below are retained in the district policy book.
Board Members
Present:
Doug Birk
Jeanne Holland
Jeff Lindquist
Drew Scherber
Carol Steffens
Gayle Weber
Absent:
None
Staff
James Behle
Jeanette Aanerud
Ben Bakeberg
Sheila Bichler
Jennifer Claseman
Lynn Jennissen
Jennie Kelly
Andy Merfeld
Steve Scherber
Recording Secretary:
Suzanne Gallagher
1. Approval of Agenda Items
Birk/Steffens. Motion to approve agenda as presented. Motion carried.
2. Correction and Approval of Previous Minutes
a. Regular Meeting on January 22, 2013
Holland/Steffens. Motion to approve the January 22, 2013 minutes as presented. Aye: Birk, Holland, Lindquist, Steffens, Weber. Nay: None. Abstain: Scherber.
3. Visitors
a. Persons not on the agenda wishing to address the school board, 5 minutes per individual
Resident, Rick O’Brien shared information from the Department of Agriculture with the board regarding school lunches, and asked the board to review current school lunch offerings. Board Chair Birk recommended the board review the current program at a board meeting on March 4, and asked Dr. Behle to have Food Service Director, Helgeson prepare data and share current practices on the school lunch program in the district.
4. Reports
a. School Funding – Bob Meeks, Executive Director, Minnesota School Board Association
Bob Meeks, Executive Director and Kirk Schneidawind, Deputy Executive Director at the Minnesota School Board Association (MSBA) spoke to the board. Meeks told the board that MSBA has been working closely with Schools for Equity in Education (SEE) during the current legislative session. He said that school funding is a very complex issue, especially when a district doesn’t have property wealth. Meeks served on the Governor’s Education Task Force and stated that while MSBA supports some of the Governor’s recommendations, they did not endorse the report. He stated that MSBA wants to work with the STMA school district and all school districts. Meeks assured the school board that MSBA is representing STMA in the current legislative session. Board Chair Birk thanked Meeks and Schneidawind for meeting with the school board. Birk reaffirmed that funding equity is the district’s primary concern and that the district is currently 10th from the bottom in funding, stating that it behooves the board to fight more, harder, and faster for equal funding our students. Birk stated the board was concerned that the district could move even lower in rank on revenue per pupil with the proposed legislative funding changes.
b. Minnesota Middle Level Principal of the Year, Jennie Kelly
Dr. Behle told the board that Middle School East Principal, Jennie Kelly has been selected as Minnesota Middle Level Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary Principals (NASSP). The MetLife/NASSP National Principal of the Year Program began in 1993 as a means to recognize outstanding middle level and high school principals. Each state selects one middle level and one high school principal to represent their state. NASSP annually recognizes secondary principals from across the country for their leadership and for making positive, significant differences in our schools and communities. The recipients are honored as the best across the state, each who provides a high-quality learning environment that supports teaching and learning. MetLife and NASSP will honor all State Principals of the Year at the Principal’s Institute and Awards Banquet held in Washington, D.C. in September. Board Chair Birk presented Principal Kelly with a letter from the board expressing their congratulations on her award, and thanking her for her outstanding work and contributions to the district.
5. Old Business
a. Analysis of Governor’s Education Budget and Recommendations and Discussion of School Board Legislative Priorities, Communication to Community Members, and Work Session
Board Chair Birk recommended that the board hold a work session at 5:30 p.m. at the High School prior to the February 19, 2013 school board meeting to discuss legislative priorities and communication to community members. Dr. Behle told the school board that communication to the community has begun with articles and letters to the editor in The Crow River News and St. Michael Patch. Dr. Behle also told that board that Schools for Equity in Education (SEE) is organizing district parent and community groups to lobby their legislators at the Capitol. SEE has asked our district to participate at a future date, and Dr. Behle is working to gather a small group of interested stakeholders to participate.
6. New Business
a. Discussion of School Board Primary
Dr. Behle told the board that currently approximately 20 out of 336 school districts in Minnesota hold primary school board elections. Dr. Behle spoke with the cities of Albertville and St. Michael and that they would not charge the district to hold a primary in conjunction with the city primary election. The district would be responsible for the cost of publishing legal notices. Dr. Behle also stated that the school board would not need to change its current board policy to have a primary. If the school district wants to be subject to the primary election law, the school board must adopt a resolution by April 15 of the first year the board wishes to be subject to the primary law. That resolution is effective for all ensuing elections until it is revoked. Even if the board opts into the system to hold a primary, state statute mandates that the primary can only be held if more than two candidates for a specified school board position, or more than twice as many school board candidates as there are at-large positions available, file for office. Dr. Behle said that it does not appear as though the district has consistently had twice as many school board candidates as at-large openings and did not recommend adding a primary election. The board agreed to revisit the discussion in January 2014.
b. Discussion of County Road 119 Safety and Improvements
Dr. Behle was approached by Mike Potter, Wright County Commissioner, regarding County Road 119. An overlay is scheduled to be done this summer and Commissioner Potter has asked the school district to write a letter to the county in support of safety improvements to Count Road 119. Potter recommends softening the curves in the road and would like the trail moved to the north side. Superintendent Behle also spoke with Marc Weigle from the City of St. Michael, who told Behle that the city would be required to pay half the cost based on current county policy for these safety improvements. Dr. Behle also stated that there is no immediate concern from the district or Don’s Bus regarding the road and student safety. Although softening the curves would make the road more safe for high school drivers. After discussion, the board asked Dr. Behle to talk with Steve Bott from the City of St. Michael and Commissioner Potter, regarding the road and the school district’s hesitance to financially oblige the City of St. Michael to the road update. They also asked Behle to convey to Commissioner Potter their encouragement for a change in the policy for safety updates to the county roads funding formula.
c. First Reading of Policy #201 – Legal Status of the School Board
d. First Reading of Policy #509 – Enrollment of Nonresident Students
e. First Reading of 2012-2013 Seniority List
7. Consent Agenda
Weber/Holland. Motion to approve Consent Agenda as presented. Motion carried.
a. Claims and Accounts
Payroll $1,418,522.02
General Fund (01) $195,800.45
Food Service (02) $9,016.30
Community
Service (04) $22,787.99
Trust Fund (08) $4,900.00
Agency Fund (09) $2,899.12
Total $1,653,925.88
b. Treasurer’s Report
c. Trip Requests
d. Resignations, Retirements, Terminations, Layoffs
1) Steinke, Jon (MW) – 7th Grade Football Coach, resignation, effective 1-29-2013
e. Employment
1) Sorensen, Karen (HS) – Office Paraprofessional, replacing Kristie Baldridge, 5 days per week and 7 hours per day, effective 1-28-2013
2) Tangren, Linda (FE) – Special Education Teacher, .375 FTE, new position, MA Step 3, Lane 10, effective 1-28-2013
3) Witschen, Brian (MW) – Night Custodian replacing Christopher Frigaard, 5 days per week and 8 hours per day, effective 2-11-2013
f. Leave of Absence
8. Donations
Donations recently made to the schools in the district were recognized by the board. A list of donations is available in the district office.
9. Information Items
a. Special Education Law and Funding for School Board Members, Thursday, February 7, 2013 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monticello Board Room
10. Correspondence
11. Future Meeting Dates
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 – Regular Meeting
Monday, March 4, 2013 – Regular Meeting
Monday, March 18, 2013 – Strategic Plan Work Session at 6:00 p.m., High School Conference Room
Monday, March 18, 2013 – Regular Meeting at 7:00 p.m.
12. Adjournment
Steffens/Scherber. Motion to adjourn regular board meeting at 8:47 p.m. Motion carried.
Carol Steffens, Clerk
(Feb. 28, 2013) NC-Feb4RegMin
City of Corcoran
(Official Publication)
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID
The City of Corcoran is requesting sealed bids for the new Corcoran Public Works Facility. Bids will be received at Corcoran City Hall, 8200 County Road 116, Corcoran, MN 55340. Bids will be received and stamped-in prior to 2:00 pm local time, March 19, 2013. Then publicly opened and read aloud.
Bidders may obtain drawings and specifications for the project from Franz Reprographics at the following location: http://franzrepro.com. Follow link to “Franz Plan Room” for ability to download, order and view plans, and specifications. This link will also provide locations of Builders Exchanges holding plans for contractors to access. Additionally, the bidding documents will be on file and may be examined at the following locations: Minneapolis Builder’s Exchange, St. Paul Builder’s Exchange, St. Cloud Builder’s Exchange, and Mid Minnesota Builder’s (Willmar, MN), Reed Construction Data; and the Office of Ebert Construction.
Prior to submitting a bid, each bidder is required to examine all of the bidding requirements, all Contract Documents, all drawings and specifications for the Project (including those primarily for other Subcontracts), contract categories, and become thoroughly familiar with the scope of the Project.
A pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, March 4, 2013 at Corcoran City Hall. Bidders are recommended to attend but attendance is not mandatory.
(Feb. 28, 2013) NC/SC-PublicWorksBids
City of Corcoran
(Official Publication)
REQUEST FOR QUOTE
The City of Corcoran is requesting sealed bids for the new Corcoran Public Works Facility. Bids will be received at Corcoran City Hall, 8200 County Road 116, Corcoran, MN 55340. Bids will be received and stamped-in prior to 2:00 pm local time, March 19, 2013. Then publicly opened and read aloud.
Bidders may obtain drawings and specifications for the project from Franz Reprographics at the following location: http://franzrepro.com. Follow link to “Franz Plan Room” for ability to download, order and view plans, and specifications. This link will also provide locations of Builders Exchanges holding plans for contractors to access. Additionally, the bidding documents will be on file and may be examined at the following locations: Minneapolis Builder’s Exchange, St. Paul Builder’s Exchange, St. Cloud Builder’s Exchange, and Mid Minnesota Builder’s (Willmar, MN), Reed Construction Data; and the Office of Ebert Construction.
Prior to submitting a bid, each bidder is required to examine all of the bidding requirements, all Contract Documents, all drawings and specifications for the Project (including those primarily for other Subcontracts), contract categories, and become thoroughly familiar with the scope of the Project.
A pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, March 4, 2013 at Corcoran City Hall. Bidders are recommended to attend but attendance is not mandatory.
ITEMS TO QUOTE:
Surveying
Special Inspections & Testing
Well Construction
Septic System Construction
Landscaping
Chain Link Fence
(Feb. 28, 2013) NC/SC-PublicWorksQuotes
City of St. Michael
(Official Publication)
CITY OF SAINT MICHAEL
QUOTES FOR CHLORIDE (Magnesium Chloride)
The City of Saint Michael will receive quotes at the office of City Clerk, 11800 Town Center Dr NE, until 10:00 am, March 20th, 2013, to supply and apply approximately 60,000 gallons of chloride for dust control on city gravel roads.
Materials will be purchased according to specifications on file in the office of City Clerk. Estimates of the amounts are based on anticipated needs for 2013. The materials will be applied during the period of approximately May 1 to August 31, 2013, depending on weather and dust conditions.
All quotes will be made on a per gallon basis. Quotes shall be directed to the City Clerk, 11800 Town Center Dr NE, Saint Michael, MN 55376-0337, securely sealed and endorsed on the outside envelope with the statement: “Quote for Chloride.”
Dust Control specs and Quote Sheet are available at City Hall. The City Council reserves the right to reject any and all quotes.
Published in the North Crow River News, February 28, 2013.
(Feb. 28, 2013) NC-ChlorideQuotes

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