Public Notices 06/06/2013 – Champlin/Dayton Press

City of Champlin
(Official Publication)
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
2013 DEMOLITION PROJECT
FOR THE CHAMPLIN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
HENNEPIN COUNTY, MINNESOTA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received by the City of Champlin at the office of the City Clerk until 10:00 a.m. local time, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at the City Hall located at 11955 Champlin Drive, Champlin, Minnesota 55316 and will be publicly opened and read at said time and place by representatives of the City of Champlin. Proposals are for the furnishing of labor and materials for the demolition & removal of eight properties.
The bids must be submitted on the approved proposal forms which are on file with the City’s Deputy City Administrator, 11955 Champlin Drive, Champlin, Minnesota 55316. Bidders must complete a physical site visit with an EDA representative.
No bids will be considered unless sealed and filed with the City Clerk of Champlin and accompanied by a cash deposit, cashier’s check, or certified check, or bid bond made payable to the City of Champlin for five percent (5%) of the amount bid, to be forfeited as liquidated damages in the event that the bid be accepted and the bidder fail to enter promptly into a written contract and furnish the required bond.
No bids may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days from the date of opening of bids. The City of Champlin reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
DATED: June 6, 2013
BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL
s/s Roberta Colotti
City Clerk
Champlin, MN
PUBLISHED IN THE: Champlin-Dayton Press June 6, 2013
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City of Champlin
(Official Publication)
CITY OF CHAMPLIN
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
BEFORE THE PLANNING COMMISSION
(PROJECT 2013-04)
Notice is hereby given that the Champlin Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 7 p.m. or shortly thereafter in the City Council Chambers (Champlin City Hall) located at 11955 Champlin Drive, Champlin, MN 55316. The public hearing is to review a request from Bill and Becky Carter for a conditional use permit to construct an attached deck and three-season porch addition at 11632 Mississippi Drive (Lot 15, Block 1, RIVERVIEW ESTATES).
All interested parties are invited to attend and be heard. For more information, contact Scott Schulte, City Planner at 763-923-7102.
Published in the Champlin-Dayton Press on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
(Jun. 6, 2013)
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City of Champlin
(Official Publication)
CITY OF CHAMPLIN
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
BEFORE THE PLANNING COMMISSION
(PROJECT 2013-05)
Notice is hereby given that the Champlin Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 7 p.m. or shortly thereafter in the City Council Chambers (Champlin City Hall) located at 11955 Champlin Drive, Champlin, MN 55316. The public hearing is to review a request Prairiewood Development LLC for a rezoning and preliminary plat creating six single family residential lots. The project is located at 1000 Vera Street (Lot 1, Block 1, JOSHUA’S ACRE).
All interested parties are invited to attend and be heard. For more information, contact Scott Schulte, City Planner at 763-923-7102.
Published in the Champlin-Dayton Press on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
(Jun. 6, 2013)
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City of Champlin
(Official Publication)
CITY OF CHAMPLIN
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
BEFORE THE PLANNING COMMISSION
(PROJECT 2013-06)
Notice is hereby given that the Champlin Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 7 p.m. or shortly thereafter in the City Council Chambers (Champlin City Hall) located at 11955 Champlin Drive, Champlin, MN 55316. The public hearing is to review a request from Marty Harstad, EICHI, Inc., for a conditional use permit to import fill creating a build-able single family residential lot at 8270 – 120th Avenue North (Lot 2, Block 1, EMERY ESTATES).
All interested parties are invited to attend and be heard. For more information, contact Scott Schulte, City Planner at 763-923-7102.
Published in the Champlin-Dayton Press on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
(Jun. 6, 2013)
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School District 11
(Official Publication)
MINUTES OF MEETING
SCHOOL BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 11
(Anoka-Hennepin School District)
STATE OF MINNESOTA
The School Board of Anoka-Hennepin Independent School District No. 11 held a regular meeting on Monday, May 13, 2013, at the Sandburg Education Center, Anoka, Minnesota.
Chair Heidemann called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.
The following members were present: Marci Anderson, Bill Harvey, Tom Heidemann, Jeff Simon, Mike Sullivan and Dr. Scott Wenzel.
Chair Heidemann led the pledge of allegiance.
The School Board recognized students and staff from the following groups and schools. Each of them was given a medal in honor of their achievements. Two teams of students from Johnsville Elementary School (Rosemary Chickens & Seven Girls in Disguise) won third place awards at the state Destination Imagination in the engineering and theatrical challenge. Students from Coon Rapids Middle School, seventh grader Shane Vadnais scored in the top 5 percent at the St. Cloud State Math Contest and classmates Logan Hartfiel, Landon Hendrickson and Trevor Anderson scored in the top 10 percent. Erin Magner from Jackson Middle School was recognized for winning first place and a $2,500 scholarship in the Optimist Oratorical Contest. Students from Anoka High School, Seniors Libby Hiller and Ethan Howard were recognized for being selected to participate in All State Band. Mike Ludewig scored in the top 10 percent at the St. Cloud State Math Contest. Tanner McArdle was recognized for earning a perfect score on the ACT college readiness test.
School nurses were recognized by the board for earning a 2013 Anoka County Public Health Recognition Award, which recognizes individuals and groups in Anoka County who devote their time, energy, and talent to improving public health in their community.
Child Nutrition staff from 20 elementary schools were recognized for earning silver and bronze awards in the U.S. Healthier Schools Challenge, which recognizes excellence in nutrition and physical activity.
CONSENT AGENDA
Mike Sullivan moved and Jeff Simon seconded the motion to approve the following consent agenda items:
1. Minutes from the 4/22/13, Board Meeting.
2. Personnel items as follows:
RETIREMENTS
Current or Most Last Day
Name Recent Position Employed
Jerry Donald University Avenue- Teacher 6/7/2013
Michele Maertens RMS- Teacher 6/7/2013
Marilyn Napierala Rum River- Teacher 6/7/2013
RESIGNATIONS, TERMINATIONS
Current or Most Last Day
Name Recent Position Employed
Robin Crosby CPHS- Teacher 6/28/2013
Deborah Peterson Eisenhower- Teacher 5/1/2013
Laurie Sonstegard NMS- Teacher 6/7/2013
Kathryn Westensee RTLC- Teacher 5/10/2013
LEAVES OF ABSENCE
Current or Most Leave Leave
Name Recent Position Begins Ends
Lisa Ascheman Madison-Paraeducator 4/9/2013 6/6/2013
Angelica Atkinson Ramsey- Teacher 4/15/2013 6/7/2013
Rachel Berndt Johnsville- Teacher 4/15/2013 6/7/2013
Kenneth Bright Paraeducator 4/3/2013 5/3/2013
Emily Bross NMS- Teacher 4/16/2013 5/28/2013
Kevin Bross AHS- Teacher 4/16/2013 4/22/2013
Robert Cahow CRMS-Teacher 5/3/2013 5/3/2013
Vicky Camacho BHS- Paraeducator 4/17/2013 5/7/2013
Jeffrey Darsie Andover-Custodian 4/11/2013 4/29/2013
Amanda Eskelson Hoover-Custodian 3/26/2013 6/7/2013
Steven Gligor University Avenue-Custodian 3/11/2013 8/2/2013
Amy Hayden ESC-Paraeducator 4/22/2013 9/30/2013
Ann Herlofsky Rum River-Assistant Principal 5/6/2013 5/10/2013
Michael Hoben CPHS-Custodian 5/10/2013 5/30/2013
Natalie Johns CPHS-Child Nutrition 5/14/2013 8/12/2013
Bradley Johnson AHS-Custodian 4/29/2013 5/15/2013
Patricia L. Johnson OVMS- Teacher 4/16/2013 5/6/2013
Mark Jones ESC-Maintenance Specialist 3/4/2013 5/2/2013
Caroline Justice Bridges- Paraeducator 1/22/2013 5/27/2013
Jane Koehler ESC-Secretary 6/18/2013 8/26/2013
Beverly Maas Paraeducator 4/22/2013 6/6/2013
Kari Nick OVMS- Teacher 4/22/2013 5/31/2013
Donna Nutter Andover-Custodian 3/25/2013 6/25/2013
Clare Roney CPHS- Teacher 5/6/2013 6/17/2013
Tina Tamura NMS- Teacher 5/6/2013 6/17/2013
Emily Vanhandel Hoover- Teacher 5/6/2013 6/7/2013
Diana Williams CBPA- Teacher 4/29/2013 6/10/2013
Rhonda Wissink ESC- Teacher 4/15/2013 5/21/2013
MODIFIED LEAVES OF ABSENCE
Current or Most Leave Leave
Name Recent Position Begins Ends
Karen Black ESC-Confidential Employee 3/27/2013 5/3/2013
Judy Blomgren CPHS- Teacher 2/27/2013 4/26/2013
Vionne Ellingson University Avenue- Paraeducator 4/2/2013 4/11/2013
Heather Haney CRHS- Teacher 3/27/2013 4/26/2013
Janice Harbin Sand Creek- Teacher 10/3/2012 5/3/2013
Meghan Krosch Evergreen Park- Paraeducator 4/1/2013 5/3/2013
Greg Manthey Ramsey- Teacher 4/22/2013 5/10/2013
Jennifer Orth Andover- Teacher 2/19/2013 5/8/2013
Lori Pouttu Oxbow Creek- Paraeducator 3/18/2013 7/8/2013
Terry Rickert AHS-Custodian 3/6/2013 4/19/2013
Kimberly Schrantz CPHS-Teacher 8/27/2012 6/5/2013
Jill Seiberlich Ramsey- Paraeducator 3/7/2013 4/18/2013
APPOINTMENTS
Current or Most Effective
Name Recent Position Date Lane/Step FTE Salary
Elementary
Bailey Olson Ramsey-Teacher-Gr 1 (LTS) 4/15/2013 Bachelors/1 0.2086 $7,765
Kiersten Thomsen Madison-Teacher-Gr 2 (LTS) 4/11/2013 Bachelors/1 0.2193 $8,163
Secondary
Jessica Bomstad CPHS-Teacher-English (LTS) 3/6/2013 Bachelors/1 0.2193 $8,163
Special Education
Rebecca DeFoe CRHS-Teacher-Math (LTS) 4/5/2013 Masters/14 0.1203 $7,945
Jane Schedler Wilson-Teacher-SLD 4/15/2013 Masters/15 0.0829 $5,473
Christine Vegel Johnsville-Tcher-SLD (LTS) 4/15/2013 Bachelors/1 0.2086 $7,765
Administrative
Current or Most Effective
Name Recent Position Date Days Salary
Derrick Williams ESC-Communication Spec. 4/29/2013 45 $15,334
Based on an annual salary of $60,000 for 260 days
2013-14 School Year
Administrative
Current or Most Effective
Name Recent Position Date Days Salary
Samuel Anderson Crooked Lake-Principal Elem. 7/1/2013 260 $100,329
Brian Erlandson Franklin-Principal Elementary 7/1/2013 260 $97,145
Brian Mann CBPA-Principal Elementary 7/1/2013 260 $103,595
A detailed list of the Extra Service Agreements, Curriculum Writing and Behind the Wheel is posted and available through the Anoka-Hennepin ISD 11 District website, www.anoka.k12.mn.us, and at the district office located at 2727 N Ferry Street, Anoka, MN 55303. If you would like a printed copy of this portion of the minutes, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the attention of Sue Seul at the above address.
3. Approval of the Joint Purchasing Agreement-Lewiston-Altura Public School ISD #875.
4. Approval of Translucent Panel Replacement-Hoover, Hamilton, Madison and Sorteberg Elementary Schools to Val Pro Windows, LLC for the amount of $184,973.00.
5. Approval of the Field House Floor Replacement at Coon Rapids High School to Haldeman Homme dba Anderson Ladd for a total amount of $254,301.00.
6. Approval of the MSFBG Food Items awarded to vendors.
7. The Immunization exclusions—names and specifics are not included because of data privacy.
Motion passed.
COMMUNICATIONS DELEGATIONS OR PETITIONS
Alysa Cross and Mitch Singewald expressed their concern for homeless youth and their desire to make a long lasting impact in the community. They praised the creation of a drop-in center for homeless youth in Anoka and propose that a homeless shelter be created as well. They also said they have a goal of assisting with a back to school event to provide free haircuts and school supplies to homeless youth.
Student Josh Reiten and parent James Markert spoke about their concern for the district’s decision to eliminate the positions of Indian Education advisors, which were cut because of the loss of revenue to fund the positions. Reiten said the advisors work to prevent students from dropping out of school and Market felt the program was an important way for American Indian students to learn about their heritage and to dispel stereotypes. They asked that the positions be reinstated.
A number of students, Anoka-Hennepin graduates, staff and parents asked the district to reinstate the student learning advocates (SLAs). Contracts for those staff will not be renewed next year because of the need to develop a new structure for student support in light of an expected loss of significant state funding. While the SLAs work with all students, they focus on providing support to students of color. Students said the SLAs have encouraged them to stay in school and take challenging courses, have taught them self-empowerment and self-respect, and set them on a path toward college.
Rick Heller asked the board to make documents on the district’s website fully available to all people through text to speech readers for those who are not able to read them.
Following public comment, Board Chair Tom Heidemann commended the students who spoke for being so respectful and articulate. He estimated the School Board would be dealing with cuts of $10 million to $17 million next year based on funding bills under consideration by the legislature. “We will do the best we can to balance all the needs as we work through this very difficult time with school funding,” he said.
Superintendent Carlson gave a report to the board and reviewed the board calendar. The next regular school board meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 28. Two Wallen Education Partners Reception on May 15 and May 22. May 23 starts senior recognitions and graduations. Superintendent Carlson restated Chair Heidemann’s comments on the legislative issues the district is facing with budget constraints.
Brandon Nelson, director of labor relations and benefits, presented a proposal for 2013-14 insurance rates. Insurance rates have not increased in the last three years at Anoka-Hennepin, however, an increase was suggested by the district’s consultant (Deloitte) based on some recent changes including increased claims, enrollment and federal mandates. “A tremendous amount of work was put into the analysis and projections to make sure that these rates provide adequate funding levels with a minimum impact to employees,” said Nelson. The district’s health and dental plans currently serve more than 9,000 staff and family members. Since 2012, the district has had three claims over $450,000 and 14 claims over $100,000. Enrollment has also changed. Fewer staff members are enrolled in the plans and those participating are adding more family members. The federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) is also impacting Anoka-Hennepin’s insurance rates. The act requires employers to offer health insurance to all employees working 30 hours or more. Although this is the case for the majority of district employees falling into this category, a few employees are still without. ACA also requires a $63 reform fee be paid for each participant, adding about $400,000 in costs to the district. These two federal requirements take effect Jan. 1, 2014. Insurance rates in the last 10 years, including next year’s increase, have ranged from 4.2 to 5.9 percent for single coverage and 4.6 to 6.4 percent for family coverage. “I would put those numbers up to any employer as far as excellent numbers, excellent usage and experience for health insurance,” said Nelson. “And even with this recommended increase, the plan is still a very good plan for our employees. It does very well compared to the normal trend of health insurance.” The monthly cost for Medica Choice Select will increase from $538 to $648 for single coverage and from $1,498 to $1,848 for family coverage. The cost for Medica Elect/Medica Essential will go from $458 to $550 for single and from $1,280 to $1,570 for family. Dental insurance will go up $2 per month, from $74 to $76.
Mike Sullivan moved to approve the increase in the district’s insurance rates as recommended. Tom Heidemann seconded the motion. The new rates will take effect Sept. 1, 2013. More details can be found in the PowerPoint presentation shared at the evening’s meeting. Motion carried.
Jeff McGonigal, associate superintendent for high schools, presented a resolution for membership in the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) for each of the Anoka-Hennepin School District’s five traditional high schools. This annual resolution allows the high schools to participate in high school league sports and activities.
2013-2014 RESOLUTION FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE
MINNESOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE
RESOLVED, that the Governing Board of School District Number 11, County of Anoka, State of Minnesota delegates the control, supervision and regulation of interscholastic athletic and fine arts events (referred to in MN Statutes, Section 128C.01) to the Minnesota State High School League, and so hereby certifies to the State Commissioner of Education as provided for by Minnesota Statutes.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the high school(s) listed below (name all high schools in the district):
Andover High School Champlin Park High School
Anoka High School Coon Rapids High School
Blaine High School
is/are authorized by this, the Governing Board o said school district or school to:
1. ______Make new application of membership in the Minnesota State High School League;
School Enrollment (9-12):______
OR;
___X____Renew its membership in the Minnesota State High School League; and,
2. Participate in the approved interschool activities sponsored by said League and its
various subdivisions.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Governing Board hereby adopts the Constitution, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations of said League and all amendments thereto as the same as are published in the latest edition of the League’s Official Handbook, on file at the office of the school district or as appears on the League’s website, as the minimum standards governing participation in said League-sponsored activities, and that the administration and responsibility for determining student eligibility and for the supervision of such activities are assigned to the official representative identified by the Governing Board.
The above Resolution was adopted by the Governing Board of this school district and is recorded in the official minutes of said Board and hereby is certified to the State Commissioner of Education as provided for by law. Dr. Scott Wenzel moved. Marci Anderson seconded the motion. Motion carried.
The School Board approved extension of contracts for high school assistant principals who are activity directors from 10 months to 12 months in order to provide additional time for them to prepare for the start of a new school year. Marci Anderson moved for approval. Bill Harvey seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Chief Financial Officer Michelle Vargas provided an overview of the General Fund budget for 2013-14 and 2014-15. She pointed out that the preliminary budget she presented back in January was based on general education revenue remaining flat at $5,224 per pupil unit for next year. State categorical funding was also expected to remain at current levels. Now, she is expecting an increase in both, but just how much that will be is in question. The Minnesota Legislature is in the midst of setting funding levels for the next biennium. Under the House proposal, general education revenue would increase $104 per pupil unit, or about $4.4 million next year. In the Senate, general education revenue would increase $52 per pupil unit, or about $2.2 million, but there would also be an increase in compensatory education revenue and career and tech revenue, bringing the Senate total increase to $3.4 million. Expenditures are expected to increase $18.6 million to $430 million, with the biggest portion of the increase, $10 million, resulting from implementation of the Q Comp program, which includes hiring 30 full-time peer evaluators. The expenditure budget is based on assumptions of a 2.5 percent increase in salaries for previously negotiated contacts and an estimated 2.5 percent increase for Social Security and pensions plus a $1 million additional contribution for the teacher pension fund mandated by law. Health insurance premiums are expected to increase 17 percent, which is the first increase in four years. The increase is based on a spike in usage of the district’s self-insured health insurance program. The budget proposal also includes a 5 percent increase for dental, group life and disability insurance premiums. Other spending assumptions include a 16.2 full time equivalent (FTE) teacher reduction as the result of declining enrollment and decreases in alternative facility, integration and capital spending corresponding to a $2.6 million decrease in revenue. Property and liability insurance are expected to increase by 3 percent and transportation will increase at an estimated 2 percent. All other non-salary service expenditures will be held at current levels and there will be a $2 million reduction in one-time strategic investment items. Under the funding levels included in the House bill, which is the most optimistic of the two proposals, the district would have with an operating deficit of approximately $12 million and end the fiscal year June 30, 2014 with a 7.8 percent unassigned fund balance, down from 10.5 percent of annual revenue. Vargas outlined a number of proposed changes being considered by the House and Senate for the following year, including additional money to provide all-day-every-day kindergarten and small increases in categorical aids for career and technology education and safe schools. Spending assumptions are similar to the previous year, but with a 10 percent increase for health insurance premiums, a 3 percent increase for electricity and natural gas, and an 18 FTE teacher reduction for declining enrollment. Under the House bill, the district would end the year June 30, 2015 with an operating deficit of approximately $17.7 million and an unassigned fund balance of 4.1 percent of revenues.
Board Chair Tom Heidemann said the board and administration are still trying to explain the district’s needs to any legislators who will listen to them. Superintendent Dennis Carlson said all 10 members of the House and Senate Conference Committee, which will compromise on a single proposal to go to both bodies for a vote, know what is at stake for Anoka-Hennepin and how much will need to be cut.
Chair Tom Heidemann recessed the meeting at 9:25 p.m. The meeting reconvened in closed session at 9:35 p.m. to discuss matters requiring data privacy.
Mike Sullivan moved and Jeff Simon seconded the motion to expel student number one through the end of the second trimester of the 2013-2014 school year, the student being allowed to return under probation on September 3, 2013, pending completion of a chemical dependency evaluation. Dr. Scott Wenzel called the roll. The following voted in favor of the motion: Tom Heidemann, Marci Anderson, Bill Harvey, Dr. Scott Wenzel, Mike Sullivan, and Jeff Simon. There being six votes for and no votes against the motion, the motion passed.
Marci Anderson moved and Scott Wenzel seconded the motion to expel student number two for one year, the student being allowed to return under probation on December 3, 2013, pending successful completion of a chemical dependency program. Dr. Scott Wenzel called the roll. The following voted in favor of the motion: Tom Heidemann, Marci Anderson, Bill Harvey, Dr. Scott Wenzel, Mike Sullivan, and Jeff Simon. There being six votes for and no votes against the motion, the motion passed.
Jeff Simon moved and Bill Harvey seconded the motion to expel student number three for one year, the student being allowed to return under probation on December 3, 2013, pending successful completion of a chemical dependency program. Dr. Scott Wenzel called the roll. The following voted in favor of the motion: Tom Heidemann, Marci Anderson, Bill Harvey, Dr. Scott Wenzel, Mike Sullivan, and Jeff Simon. There being six votes for and no votes against the motion, the motion passed.
Jeff Simon moved and Marci Anderson seconded the motion to expel student number four through the end of the first trimester of the 2013-2014 school year, the student being allowed to return on probation on September 3, 2013. Dr. Scott Wenzel called the roll. The following voted in favor of the motion: Tom Heidemann, Marci Anderson, Bill Harvey, Dr. Scott Wenzel, Mike Sullivan, and Jeff Simon. There being six votes for and no votes against the motion, the motion passed.
Marci Anderson moved and Dr. Scott Wenzel seconded the motion to expel student number five through the end of the second trimester of the 2013-2014 school year, the student being allowed to return under probation on December 3, 2013, pending completion of a chemical dependency evaluation. Dr. Scott Wenzel called the roll. The following voted in favor of the motion: Tom Heidemann, Marci Anderson, Bill Harvey, Dr. Scott Wenzel, Mike Sullivan, and Jeff Simon. There being six votes for and no votes against the motion, the motion passed.
Mike Sullivan moved and Dr. Scott Wenzel seconded the motion to expel student number six for one year, the student being allowed to return on April 24, 2014. Dr. Scott Wenzel called the roll. The following voted in favor of the motion: Tom Heidemann, Marci Anderson, Bill Harvey, Dr. Scott Wenzel, Mike Sullivan, and Jeff Simon. There being six votes for and no votes against the motion, the motion passed.
Marci Anderson moved and Jeff Simon seconded the motion to expel student number seven for one year, the student being allowed to return under probation on December 3, 2013, pending successful completion of a chemical dependency program. Dr. Scott Wenzel called the roll. The following voted in favor of the motion: Tom Heidemann, Marci Anderson, Bill Harvey, Dr. Scott Wenzel, Mike Sullivan, and Jeff Simon. There being six votes for and no votes against the motion, the motion passed.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 10:07 p.m. The Board reconvened in closed Executive Session to discuss negotiations at 10:15 p.m. The meeting reconvened in open session at 10:35 p.m.
Scott Wenzel moved and Marci Anderson seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed.
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