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\\; ' Public notices NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: December 28, 1995 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $36,349.00 MORTGAGOR(S): D. L. Van Hoorn and Paula D. Swanson, both single people MORTGAGEE: Norwest Mortgage, Inc., a California corporation, n/k/a Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., successor by merger to Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Filed December 29, 1995, Big Stone County Recorder; Document No. 142177 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: None LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lots 7 (Seven) and 8 (Eight) of Block 2 (Two) of Point Place Addition to the City of Ortonville, Big Stone County, Minnesota STREET ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 558 Cliff Street, Ortonville, MN 56278 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Big Stone County, Minnesota THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $34,330.29 THAT no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; that there has been compliance with all pre-foreclosure notice and acceleration requirements of said mortgage, and/or applicable statutes; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: May 19, 2011 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Big Stone County Sheriff's Office, in the lobby, 20 Southeast Second Street, Ortonville, Minnesota to pay the debt then secured by said mortgage, and taxes, if any actually paid by the mortgagee, on the premises and the costs and disbursements allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by said mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months from the date of sale. Unless said mortgage is reinstated or the property redeemed, or unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, you must vacate the premises by 11:59 p.m. on November 21,2011. "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGER'S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED." Dated: March 25, 2011 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Mortgagee REITER & SCHILLER, P.A. By:/s/ Rebecca F. Schiller, Esq. Sarah J.B. Adam, Esq. N. Kibongni Fondungallah, Esq. James J. Pauty, Esq. Leah K. Weaver, Esq. Brian F. Kidwell, Esq. Steven R. Pennock, Esq. Attorneys for Mortgagee 25 North Dale Street St. Paul, MN 55102-2227 (651) 209-9760 (E0436) THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. (March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26 & May 3, 201t) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: May 30, 2003 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $51,000.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Jeffrey D. Wolff and Kay Lynn Wolff, husband and wife MORTGAGEE: 'Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: June 18, 2003 Big Stone County Recorder, Document Number: 155572 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank NA. as Trustee RASC 2003KS7 Dated: February 28, 2011 Transaction Agent: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Transaction Agent Mortgage Identification Number: 100200100030462919 Lender or Broker: Equifirst Corporation Residential Mortgage Servicer: GMAC Mortgage, LLC Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Big Stone Property Address: 104 Washington St S, Beardsley, MN 56211-3102 Tax Parcel ID Number: 16-0239-000 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: The North 137.5 feet except the West 115 feet of Outlet Two (2), City (formerly Village) of Beardsley, Big Stone County, Minnesota. AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $49,176.67 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above- described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: May 12, 2011 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff's Main Office, Courthouse, 20 SE Second Street, Ortonville, Minnesota to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorney fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns. If the Mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. §580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. §580.23, the Mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. on November 12, 2011, or the next business day if November 12, 2011 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Mortgagor(s) released from financial obligation: NONE THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGER'S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. DATED: March 28, 2011 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. as Trustee RASC 2003KS7 Wilford & Geske, P.A. Attorney,s for Assignee of Mortgagee Lawrence A. Wilford James A. Geske 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 (651) 209-3300 File Number: 007870F04 (Mar. 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26 & May 3, 2011) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in the conditions of that certain Mortgage dated August 16, 2007, executed by Terry L. Kirk and Nicole Kirk, husband and wife, as Mortgagors, to First Bank & Trust, as Mortgagee, filed with the Big Stone County Recorder on August 20, 2007, as Document No. 163167; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; that there has been compliance with all notice provisions and conditions precedent as required by law; and that the mortgagee or assignee has elected to declare the entire sum secured by the note and mortgage to be immediately due and payable as provided in the note and mortgage; That the original or maximum principal amount secured by the mortgage was Fifty-Eight Thousand One Hundred Seventy and No/lO0 DOLLARS ($58,170.00); That there is due and claimed to be due on the mortgage, including interest to date hereof, the sum of Sixty Thousand Two Hundred Fifty-Three and 71/100 DOLLARS ($60,253.71); And that pursuant to the power of sale therein contained, said mortgage will be foreclosed and the tract of land lying and being in the County of Big Stone, State of Minnesota, described as follows, to-wit: Lot Fourteen (14), Loupoint Beach, being a subdivision of Government Lot Two (2), Section Nine (9), Township One Hundred Twenty-Two (122) North, Range Forty-Seven (47) West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, According to the Plat thereof on file and of record in the Office of County Recorder in and for Big Stone County, Minnesota; will be sold by the sheriff of said county at public auction on the 2nd day of June, 2011, at 10:00 o'clock a.m., at the Big Stone County Sheriff's Office, 20 S.E. Second Street in the City of Ortonville, in said county and state, to pay the debt then secured by said mortgage on said premises and the costs and disbursements allowed by law, subject to redemption by the mortgagors, their personal representative or assigns within six (6) months from date of sale. The real property's street address is: 35942 - 794th Ave., Clinton, MN 56225. The real property's identification number is: 13-0447-000. Transaction agent: N/A Transaction agent's Mortgage identification number: N/A. Mortgage originator: First Bank & Trust. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagors must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under Section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on December 2, 2011. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGER'S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED• THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE• THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. Dated this 25th day of March, 2011. First Bank & Trust, Mortgagee /s/Jeff C. Braegelmann Jeff C. Braegelmann #174701 GISLASON & HUNTER LLP Attorneys for Mortgagee 2700 South Broadway P. O. Box 458 New UIm, MN 56073-0458 Phone: 507-354-3111 Fax: 507-354-8447 (April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3 & 10, 2011) NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS 2011 SEAL COAT CITY OF ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for the following will be received in the office of the Clerk-Administrator of the City of Ortonville, Minnesota, located at 315 Madison Avenue, on or before 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Any bid received subsequent to the time specified will be promptly returned to the bidder unopened. Bituminous Material for Seal Coat ........... 10,000 gallons Seal Coat Aggregate ........ 500 tons Plans, specifications and bid forms for the 2011 Seal Coat Bid may be obtained at the office of the Clerk-Administrator, City of Ortonville, 315 Madison Avenue, Ortonville, Minnesota 56278, telephone 320-839-3428. City of Ortonville Charleen Grossman, Clerk-Administrator (April 26 & May 3, 2011) NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR QUOTES CITY OF ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA Notice is hereby given that quotes for the following will be received in the office of the Clerk-Administrator of the City of Ortonville, Minnesota, located at 315 Madison Avenue, on or before 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Bituminous Mix Per Ton Laid Class 5 - 500 to 1,000 Tons Pit Run 500 Tons Sidewalk Removal Per Square Foot Curb & Gutter Removal Per Lineal Foot Install Sidewalk Per Square Foot Install Curb & Gutter Per Lineal Foot City of Ortonville Charleen Grossman, Clerk-Administrator (April 26 & May 3, 2011) PROCEEDINGS OF THE ORTONVILLE CITY COUNCIL The following are highlights from the City Council meeting of 03-21-11: Carolyn Drude of Ehlers & Associates presented information regarding options for financing the proposed addition to Fairway View Senior Housing. Robert Schlieman of Ulteig Engineers presented estimated costs for the proposed development of EDA property near Trunk Hwy 75. The Council authorized Schlieman to estimate the cost of street, water and sewer improvements to lots along Mark Avenue. Authorized City Attorney to obtain easements for Forcemain in the McCIoud Street Project area Approved Minutes of City Regular Meeting 03-07-11 Entered into a Joint Powers Agreement Between the State and the City of Ortonville for Cooperative Purchasing Approved 2011 Archery Deer Hunt Approved MnWARN Mutual Aid Agreement and Corresponding Schedule Equipment Rental Rates Approved Resolution Authorizing governmental Unit to be a Party to MN Water Agency Response Network (MnWARN) Approved 2011 Fire Contracts with Yellowbank, Ortonville and Big Stone Townships A Public Hearing was called to consider the petition of the Ortonville EDA to annex real property to the City of Ortonville by ordinance pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 414.033. Approved 1st reading of Ordinance 11-06 An Ordinance Annexing Land and Extending Corporate Limits of the City to Include Certain Land Now a Part of Ortonville Township Adopted a Cementing Sewer Line Policy Adopted a Sewer Line Repair Policy Certified EDA snow removal and mowing expenses onto the tax rolls for the affected properties for this past snow removal season Approved On-Sale Intoxicating and Sunday Liquor License-Gene A. Hausauer dba The Club House located at 145 Golf Club Road-04-15-11 through 06-30-11 and 07-01-11 through 06-30- 12 Appointed Jerry Wiegman to the Golf Board. Approved 1st Reading of Ordinance No 11-04 An Ordinance Amending Chapter 96 Merging Tree Board Duties with Park and Recreation Board An Executive Session was called to order to discuss active or threatened litigation in regards to the Tonn/City/Johnson Easement and the terms for vacating the Golf Course Club House Entered into agreement between the City of Ortonville and Darwin J. Asmus/Nancy Skalbeck resolving matters regarding the Golf Course Club House Agreement The following are highlights from the Special City Council meeting of March 29, 2011 : The City Council considered various options for providing electric, water and sewer service charge abatements to businesses as an economic development tool Authorized the transfer of $10,000.00 from the General Fund Miscellaneous Account to a Special Utility Fund for the purpose of providing electric, water and sewer service charge rebates to businesses as an economic development incentive The following are highlights from the City Council meeting of April 4, 2011: Approved Minutes of City Regular Meeting 03-21-11 Approved Minutes of City Special Meeting 03-29-11 Resolution Approving Partnership Agreement with MNDOT and Big Stone County for Operation of Sand/Salt Building Set price for improved EDA lots as follows: $45,000.00 for each of the seven frontage lots and $33,300.00 for each of the nine back lots Approved Sale of Golf Course Lot Approved 2nd Reading and adoption of Ordinance 11-04 Amending Chapter 96 Merging Tree Board Duties with Park and Recreation Board Approved Second Reading. and Adoption of Ordinance 11-06 An Ordinance Annexing Land|an d Extending Corporate Limits of thCity to Include Certain Land Now a Prt of! Ortonville Township Approved Resolution Approving Waiver of Reimbursement Under M.S. 414.036 from Ortonville Township in the Matter of the Petition of the Ortonville EDA to Annex Unincorporated Adjoining Property to the City of Ortonville Authorized repair of Ambulance Rig #19 (April 26, 2011) PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIG STONE COUNTY BOARD April 5, 2011 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Room at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. Chairman Athey called the meeting to order with Commissioners Berning, Olson, Sandberg and Wulff present• Also present were Mike Swenson of the Ortonville Independent, County Attorney Bill Watson and County Auditor Michelle Knutson. The Pledge of Allegiance followed. Motion by Sandberg, seconded by Berning and carried to approve the minutes of the March 15 th regular meeting• Motion by Wulff, seconded by Olson and carried to approve the agenda with noted addition. Commissioners reported on the following committees: OIson - Pioneerland; RDC; Center for Small Towns Sandberg - IT; Property; MSI; RRB Athey - Prairie 5; WACCO; Toqua Park Wulff - Toqua Park; RR Basin Conference; MRB; PIC Berning - Property; Probation Motion by Olson, seconded by Berning and carried to adopt the following resolution as presented by Attorney Watson: 2011-17 WHEREAS, the County of Big Stone, on behalf of its County Attorney and Sheriff desires to enter into Joint Powers Agreements with the State of Minnesota, Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to use systems and tools available over the State's criminal justice data communications network for which the County is eligible. The Joint Powers Agreements further provide the County with the ability to add, modify and delete connectivity, systems and tools over the five year life of the agreement and obligates the County to pay the costs for the network connection. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the County Board of Big Stone County, Minnesota, as follows: 1. That the State of Minnesota Joint Powers Agreements by and between the State of Minnesota acting through its Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the County of Big Stone on behalf of its County Attorney and Sheriff and hereby approved. A copy of the Joint Powers Agreement is attached and made a part of this Resolution• • 2. That Sheriff: John Haukos, or his or her successor, is designated the Authorized Representative for - the- Sheriff. The Authorized Representative is also authorized to sign any subsequent amendment or agreement that may be required by the State of Minnesota to maintain the County's connection to the systems and tools offered by the State. 3. That County Attorney: William J. Watson, or his or her successor, is designated the Authorized Representative for the County Attorney. The Authorized Representative is also authorized to sign any subsequent amendment or agreement that may be required by the State of Minnesota to maintain the County's connection to the systems and tools offered by the State. 4. That Wade Athey, the Chairman of the Big Stone County Board of Commissioners, and Michelle Knutson, the County Auditor, are authorized to sign the State of Minnesota Joint Powers Agreements. Attorney Watson left the meeting. Following a break, Don Kleven of the US Fish & Wildlife was present to request certification of acquisition of lands for habitat easements in Odessa and Akron Townships. Frank Durbian of US Fish and landowners Harley Helgeson and Randy Rolfsmeier were also present. Motion by Wulff, seconded by Olson and carried to certify for acquisition the following described property: 1. T122N, R44W, 5 th P.M., Section 35, S1/=NWA, NWASW/. 2. T120N, R44W, 5" P.M., Section 2, part of the SWI NEI,; part of the SWI,i part of GL 3 & 4, (aka the NY= NW1A); and part of the SI/2NW1A. VSO Dan Meyer provided information on his office's activities during the past month for the Board's review. Motion by Sandberg, seconded by Wulff and carried to authorize payment of the following claims as presented by Auditor Knutson: BSAG $ 7,500.00 Big Stone SWCD 14,375.00 Bituminous Paving 3,823•83 Brock White 11,420•22 CDW Government 2,949.88 KDIO Radio 3,000.00 Midstates Supplies 3,162.37 Ortonville Independent 2,200•00 Parkview Ford-Mercury 22,037.48 Pioneerland Library 15,455.50 University of MN 12,168•75 Sullivan Excavating 2,500•00 William Watson 4,109.88 West Con 7,193.54 71 Pymts Less Than $2,000 23,828.35 Total $135,724•80 Auditor Knutson asked for questions and/or comments on the year-to-date financial information provided for the Board's review. Motion by Olson, seconded by Berning and carried to approve the Consumption and Display Permit and the On Sale Beer License for Graceville Golf Club. Motion by. Berning, seconded by Sandberg and carried to adopt the following resolution: 2011-18 WHEREAS, the County of Big Stone desires to participate in the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, Renter Rehab Deferred Loan Program (RRDL), and administer it in accordance with all applicable State and Federal regulations; and. WHEREAS, in order to participate in the program it is necessary for the County of Big Stone to file an application signed by the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership, Executive DireCtor with the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency; and WHEREAS, the need for Big Stone County Board approval concerning the submission of Application for Administrative Authority. NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Board of Commissioners of Big Stone County, that [the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnlrship, Executive Director is authorized to: ! 1. file an Application for Administrative Authority with the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency for participation in the Renter Rehab Deferred Loan Program (RRDL); and 2. administer through the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership program funds awarded by the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency for the rehabilitation of rental property in the County of Big Stone. Motion by Olson, seconded by Wulff and carried to establish administrative fees for TIF Districts as follows: Initial Setup/Certification $150.00 Annual Maintenance $100.00 Discussion was held on 2010 census results and redistricting. Following a break, Randy Nelson of Prairie Country RC&D presented an overview of 2010 events and projects. Building Maintenance Supervisor Jim Hasslen updated the Board on needed repairs to lighting in the Courthouse. The Board directed Hasslen to solicit quotes on the various projects presented. Discussion was held on various topics regarding the Watershed District. Board consensus was to invite the District Board Managers to the next meeting for an update on permitting. HR Director Sue Schultz presented an updated job description for the Toqua Park Caretaker position. Motion by Sandberg, seconded by Wulff and carried to authorize hiring a part-time seasonal Toqua Park Caretaker and a fill-in person and to authorize the expenditures for back screenings and background checks. County Engineer Nick Anderson presented the Highway Department's 2010 Annual Report for the Board's review. Engineer Anderson presented a map of the various proposed road numbering changes for the Board's approval. Motion by Olson, seconded by Berning and carried to adopt resolutions 2011-19 to 2011-32 revoking and establishing various highway numbers. Complete copies of the resolutions are available at the Auditor's Office. Discussion was held on flooding issues related to Joint Ditch 4 and a request for tree removal along Joint Ditch 4. Chairman Athey adjourned the meeting at 11:17 AM. Michelle R. Knutson, Auditor Wade Athey, Chairman PROCEEDINGS OF THE ORTONVILLE SCHOOL BOARD March 21,2011 The Ortonville Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, March 21,2011 at 7:00 PM at the Library. Members Present: Mary Gustafson, Michael Hamson, Marlowe Klepel, James Nelson, John Plathe and Kathi Thymian Members Absent: Tim Henrich, Debbie Hoffman Also Present: Jeff Taylor, Julie Schneider,. LuAnn. Hansen, Joel Stattelman, Kathy Nelson, John Olson, Lori Nelsen, Julie Johnson, Tanny Meyer, Renee Eustice, Missy Pederson, Liz Ketz, Kathy Radermacher, Sheila Hoernemann, Robert Foley, Bonna Rasset, Elsie Perrine, Kelly Gustafson, Amber Ba.keberg, Sandy Haugen, Stacey Gustafson, Trevor Keller, Glenn Henningson, Susan Spors, Rachel Croatt, Sandra Josephson, Jon Fellows 11-51 Agenda; M/Gustafson, S/Hamson and unanimously carried to approve the agenda with the following additions 11-52.4 Approve contract with Jason Barse as Track Assistant 11-67 Sandra Josephson-Leave of Absence Request 11-52 Consent Agenda: M/Thymian, S/Plathe to approve the consent items as amended. 11-52.1 Approve February 17, March 1, and March 8, 2011 meeting minutes as presented 11-52.2 Authorize payment of March- 2011 bills in the amount of $958,206.37 11-52.3 Approve Cash Balance Sheet and Investments 11-52.4 Approve contract with Jason Bars as assistant track coach DISCUSSION ITEMS: 11-53 Summarize Superintendent's Evaluation: The superintendent evaluation that was completed on March 8, 2011 and performance was rated on a 1-5 scale. Of the 46 areas evaluated 5 areas averaged a. 2 - Needs Improvement, 38 areas averaged a 3 - Expectations have been met, and 6 areas averaged a 4 - Very good performance. 11-54 Future Superintendent Evaluation (Form and Time Frame): After reviewing alternate forms it was agreed that they would continue to use the current form. No decision was made as to the time frame for the next evaluation. 11-55 Superintendent's Contract Length (1 vs. 3 year): Supt. Taylor requested that the Board consider a 3- year contract since it is common for superintendent's to have 3-year contracts. Klepel felt a 3-year contract opened the District up to liability for contract payoffs if the contract was terminated during the three years. The superintendent contract will remain as a 1-year contract that will be approved at the next meeting. Klepel asked for a cap on administrative salaries. Supt. Taylor said he has not had an increase for the last two years, and has already indicated that he will not be asking for an increase for 2011-12. 11-56 Building & Grounds Information: Glenn Henningson reviewed the following capital improvements and their approximate costs: Roof replacement and repairs ($100,000), carpet replacement ($2,000/room), and parking lot resurfacing (last done in 2006 for $7,500), upgrading heating controls in the auditorium and large gym. He was unsure of costs for this project. Thymian recommended that administration come up with a replacement schedule. 11-57 Life Track Graduation Follow-up Services: The 05,07, and 09 surveys did not show any major issues, The Board would like to continue with the senior exit surveys. SupL Taylor will check on cost for just the senior exit interviews. 11-58 Taping of School Board Meetings: Supt. Taylor estimated the cost for taping the board minutes would be $11,000 including 10 microphones. Supt. Taylor wilt check further on costs and possibly sharing the equipment with another entity, ACTION ITEMS: 11-59 Budget Reductions for 2011-12: M/Plathe, S/Hamson and unanimously carried to charge admission for varsity baseball, softball and track beginning with the 2011 season. The following expense reductions and revenue increases were unanimously approved by roll call vote: 1. Reduce grades 2 and 3 to 1 section per grade 2. Reduce secondary science by .286 FTE 3. Reduce Title by .6 FTE 4. Eliminate COGNOS Data Warehouse with SWNVC Services Coop 5. Increase admission fees for extra- curricular events to $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for students The following changes were also approved: 1. Eliminate national BPA travel - Klepel dissented - Plathe abstained 2. Increase participation fees to $40 for junior high, and $70 for varsity with a familycap of $240 -oThymian dissented 3. Reduce custodial staff by 2.8 hours per student day - Nelson dissented. 11-60 Approve Form No. 7 • Resolution Discontinuing and Reducing Educational Programs And Positions: M/Thymian, S/Plathe to approve the above resolution with the following reductions: 2.6 FTE - Elementary and .286 FTE - Secondary Science. Upon roll call vote the motion carried unanimously. 11-61 Approve 2011-12 School Calendar: M/Thymian, S/Plathe and unanimously carried to approve the 2011-12 calendar with school starting the Tuesday following Labor Day and all make up days at the end of the year. 11-62 Ice Cream Machine: Supt. Taylor informed the board that a school district does not have the authority to make loans or buy equipment for another entity. Plathe asked that all organizations to be treated equally. M/Gustafson, S/Thymian and unanimously carried to not purchase an ice cream machine. 11-63 Approve SW/WC Service Coop Contracts for the 2011-12 School Year: M/Plathe, S/Hams0n and unanimously carried to approve the following 2011-12 contracts with SW/WC Service Cooperative: Membership Dues - $1406.90, Cooperative Purchasing - $150, Health and Safety Management Assistance $993.78, Regional Management Information Center- $9,237.90, Special Education Services - $22,351.15. 11-64 Land Rental Agreement: M/Plathe, S/Gustafson and unanimously carried to approve the land rental agreement with Glen Radermacher for 10.7 acres at $140/acre. 11-65 Approve the Resignation of Joan Foley as Jr. High Knowledge Bowl Advisor: M/Plathe, S/Thymian and unanimously carried to accept with thanks the resignation of Joan Foley as junior high knowledge bowl advisor. 11-66 Approve Contract with Candice Henningson for Drivers Education: M/Thymian, S/Gustafson and unanimously carried to award a contract to Candice Henningson for one session of drivers education classroom instruction for 2011. 11-67 Leave of Absence for Sandra Josephson: M/Gustafson, S/Hamson and unanimously carried to approve with regret a three year leave of absence for Sandra Josephson beginning on August 30, 2011. Board Member's Reports: Klepel: Attended Foundation meeting. Thymian: Provided board self-evaluation forms for the Board review. She would like to discuss at the next meeting. Gustafson: Attended Early Childhood meeting. Superintendent's Report: Ortonville School has been awarded a grant for a half time position through the Minnesota Reading Corps to help all children become successful readers by the end of the 3rd grade. Sue Spore submitted this grant. We received notice from USDA that we will be required to increase our full price student lunch ices to meet new federal regulations. REA and MASA are both indicating that education may receive flat funding for the 11-12 school year. The Ortonville A+ Foundation and the Ortonville Alumni Association are in the process of merging into one organization. Seven students qualified for the National BPA Conference in Washington, DC. NO Child Left Behind standards have been raised again. They predict that 82% of students will not meet the standard for math and reading in 2011. Upcoming Opportunities Confirm Meeting Dates: Regular Board Meeting April 18, 2011 -. 7:00 PM Library Adjourn: 9:30 PM James A. Nelson, Chair- eborah E. Hoffman, lerk SEALED BIDS The Ortonville School will be taking sealed bids until 12:30 p.r. on Friday, May 6, 2011 on a used Delta 10" table saw. For more information about the saw, please contact Mr. Wayne Knudson at (320) 839-6181, ext. 116. Send sealed bids to: Attn: Jeff Taylor Ortonville Public School 200 Trojan Drive Ortonville, MN 56278 ' UlUU KDIO Temps Hi Low April 17 41 28 April 18 45 24 April 19 46 36 rain April 20 45 34 April 21 45 28 April 22 42 37 rain April 23 52 37 Tuesday, April 26, 2011 00INDEPENDENT Page 7b