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"Lc notices CE THE OF INC. all creditors on notice that the the process of has filed with the of the State of ing the Notice ri113, 1998. to which e corporation 25 SE Third within 90 days notice. Roger Bird (/28, May 5, 12, 19, 1998) CE R BIDS opment t Street, a, will receive nme contract materials, and services to one dwelling unit, the Lakeside Big Stone le Apartments Ortonville (Ioca time) at which time and read may examine the drawings, involved in 301 a.m., Wednesday, from t 1) upon per set. The to Prime submit bonafide in reuse, within tg:len of bids. responsibility as to any addenda ck or bank draft, Stone )ment or a satisfactory the Bidder and rety, in the amount be(5%) of the total Submitted with to the fact that no =urn salaries and in the Contract e paid on this must take n to ensure that applicants for &apos;not discriminated of their race, color, NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT AN ORDINANCE Pursuant to M.S. 375.51, the Big Stone County Board of Commissioners does hereby notifyyou of their intent to adopt a Big Stone CountyORDINANCE REGULATING MANUFACTURED HOME PARKS AND RECREATIONAL CAMPING AREAS. The proposed Ordinance will be heard: Tuesday, June 2, 1998 11:30 a.m., Boardroom, Courthouse The general purpose of the Ordinance is to protect and provide for the public health, safety and general welfare of the county as it pertains to the operations of any manufactured home park or recreational camping area within the boundary of the county. The public is encouraged to attend and provide comment. All meetings of the BigStone County Board are open to the public. ATTEST: Judith Pattison, Auditor Big Stone County David Torgerson, Chairman (May 19, 1998) NOTICE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME STATE OF MINNESOTA Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 The exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted is NORTHWINDS REFRIGERATION, HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING. The address of the principal place of business is 604 LINCOLN AVENUE NE, ST. CLOUD, MN 56301. The name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name. If business owner is a corporation, provide the legal corporate name and registered office address of- the corporation. MID-STATE REFRIGERATION, HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING, INC. 604 LINCOLN AVENUE NE ST. CLOUD, MN 56301 The Standard Industrial Code (SIC) that most accurately describes the nature of the business operating under this name is 89. I certify that I am authorized to sign this certificate and I further certify that I understand that by signing this cartfficate, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Minnesota Statutes section 609.48 as if I had signed this certit,ate under oath. Dated: Apn121, 1998 Patrick J. Welty, Secretary (May 19, 26, I"998) PROCEEDINGS OF THE ORTONVILLE SCHOOL BOARD Apn120,1998 a satisfactory Payment bond or amount of the full as awarded, if ,elopment , Lakeside ssota, or all in the a period uent to the consent of the Authority Lakeside STONE COUNTY MINNESO:I', 2, 19, 1998) OPERTY of the Bwil J. Homan and Helen Homan, Life Lot B of SW 1/4 , Township 124, 1-1/2 miles Road 51 Section and ement- lift an POur a new from the Stone shall be the right-of- of the may appear and place, or ting or by know of any Wrlo, for any of this time ............ The Ehf wnftqn regular session on Monday, April 20, 1998 at 7:30 P.M. in the High S phool Ubrary. Members present: Kathi.T'hymian, Scott Maas, Jim Nelson, Kevin Plemmons, Ron Thompson and Marlowe Klepel. Members absent: None Also present: Ron Kleven, Joel Stattelman, Terry Rheingans, Bonnie Inforzato, Bill Mainerich, Glenn Henningson, Curt Bailey, Carol Nelson, Sue Maus, Kristi Karels, Sonja Pinkert, Mary Karels, Amy Payna, Jon Marthaler and Dustin Karels. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson, K. Thymian, at 7:32 P.M. Motion by R. Thompson, seconded by J. Nelson and unanimously carried, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion by J. Nelson, seconded by K. Plemmons and unanimously carried, to approve the Consent Items as follows: Approval of the minutes from the March 16, 1998 meeting. Resolved, that the Apdl bills be paid in the amount of $670,512.97. Construction .................... $515,887.63 Payrolls, April (FICA, FED, STATE, HLT) ............. $68,067.61 Misc. Bills ........................... $66,557.73 Total ................................ $570,512.97 Approval of the Account Master Expense report as presented. Approval of the Cash Balance sheet and investments. Approval of supplemental contract forCarolyn Engebretson, Elementary Computer Instructor for first and second semester $1,033.40. Approval of open enrollment request from Mr. Wesley Torke to have Kimbedy (current grade 10) and Wesley, Jr. (current grade 9) to attend Ortonville secondary for 1997-98 school year. lnfoal Items are recorded and are as follows: Bill Mainerich reported on Remediation Education Programs and their effectiveness. Attendance is most important for success in the program and not level of poverty as once thought. Mr. Mainerich also made suggestions as to how the dollars designated for implementation of the GradRule, voted on by the Legislature, could be used. Sonja Pinkert, Executive Director for the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, asked the Board for their support in the "Adopt a Business" program. Each elementary classroom (K-6) adopts a local business for the school year with requirement on one visit by the business person to the classroom and at least one visit by the class to the business. Following the discussion, a motion was made by M. Klepel, seconded by S. Maas and unanimously carded, to approve of the "Adopt a Business" program with the Chamber of Commerce. Sonja Pinkert presented a brochure that the Chamber of Commerce distributes to the public. She asked that the School District become a member of the Chamber for a fee of $75 per year. Following the discussion, a motion was by K. P[emmona to have the School District become a member of the Chamber. The motion was secorcled by R. . All voted in favor of the motion with K. Thymian abstaining. Curt Bailey gave a update on the building project. Windows were .being installed, cabinetry is oeing ouin ano school offices are being taped and 19, 1998 pamted. Architects, Vetter and Johnson will be here on Thursday, April 23rd. Joel Stattelman reported on the elementary Music program, Japanese language and culture program, visitation from Wheaten "Everyday Math Program, and Kindergarten round-up. Terry Rheingans reported on the North Central Association report and responses to therr findings. Mr. Rheingans reviewed the class registrations for the 1998-99 school year. Motion by J. Nelson, seconded by K. Plemmons and unanimously carried, to approve the SW/WC Service Cooperative contract for Media Services in the amount of $4,659 for the 1998-99 school year. Motion by R. Thompson, seconded by M. Klepel and unanimously carried, to approve of the addendum to the Chapter I program with an increase of $10,767.99 due to carry over funds. Total amount of the project is $80,454. Motion by J. Nelson, seconded by K. Plemmons and unanimously carried, to approve the updates/changes to the Series 400 EMPLOYEES/PERSONNEL in the District Policy Handbook with the exception of Policy #423 Professiona/ Staff Performance Eva/uation which will be reviewed at a later date. Motion by K. Plemmons, seconded by J. Nelson and unanimously carried, to approve the agreement with the City of Ortonville as specified in the document, regarding the Turf Aerator. Discussion was held regarding the change orders on the building project which included walls for the wrestling room and corridor. Total amount of the change order is $3,831. Following the discussion, a motion was made by S. Maas, seconded by M. Klepel and unanimously carried to approve the change order as recommended by Curt Bailey. Discussion was held regarding a summer school program. Recommendation was given by Mr. Kleven and Mr. Stattelman to hold summer school at the Kids Kingdom building because of the ongoing construction and remodeling project. Main concern is for the safety of the students. A resolution was offered by M. Klepel, seconded by S. Maas and unanimously carried to approve of holding summer school. Mr. Stattelman wilt present specific details at the May regular meeting. A resolution to approve membership in the Minnesota State High School League for the 1998-99 school year was offered by R. Thompson, seconded by K. Plemmons and passed unanimously. The cost is $10@00 for the membership and $35.00 per sporting event. A resolution to approve membership in the Minnesota Rural Education Association (MREA) for the 1998-99 school year at a cost of $1,737 was offered by J. Nelson, seconded by S. Maas and passed unanimously. A resolution to approve Ortonville District member participation in the election process for the 1998 Minnesota Rural Education Association (MREA) Election of Board members was offered by K. Plemmons, seconded by R. Thompson and passed unanimously. Candidates for the MREA Board are Robert Lewis (McGregor) and Kathryn Rasset (Maple Lake). The following bids were received and opened at 2:30 P.M. on April 17, 1998 in the office of the Superintendent for asbestos removal from the Elementary and High School buildings: HMA ...................................... $47,289.00 Quad-State Asb .................... $24,000.00 MAAC, In:.. ................ ,........$29 700.0 V.C.I ...................................... $37,660.00 Rentec. Inc ............................ $57,750.00 Following the review of the bids, a motion to accept the low bid from Quad State Asbestos to remove asbestos from the Elementary/Secondary building at a cost of $24,000 was made by M. Klepel, seconded by J. Nelson and passed unanimously. Mr. Kleven discussed the time frame of the asbestos removal, demolition of the 1916 building and the remodeling of the elementary wing. Mr. Kleven recommended to set the last student attendance day on Thursday, May 28, 1998 so that furnishings etc., could be moved on Friday, May 29th by staff members and volunteers. Followmg the discussion, a motion was made by K. Plemmons, seconded by R. Thompson and unanimously carried to approve Thursday, May 28, 1998 as the last student attendance day for the 1997-98 school year. Motion by K. Plemmons and seconded by J. Nelson to approve the following certified staff members who have completed the probationary term and are recommended for tenured status: 1. Laurie Maas - Elementary 2. John Olson - Elementary 3. Jaclde Bergquist - Secondary Math 4. Trevor Keller - Special Education All voted in favor of the motion with S. Maas abstaining. At 9:50 P.M. a recess of the meeting was called by Chairperson, K. Thymian. The meeting reconvened at 10:00 P.M. Mr. Kleven reviewed the tentative budget with the School Board members for the 1998-99 school year showing revenues and expenditures as follows: Revenues General ......................... $4,750,000 (Transportation/Capitol Outlay) Food Service ................... $199,252 Community Service ......... $120,250 Debt Servlca .................... $744,531 Trust/Agency ........................ $1,850 Building Construction....$5,000,000 (Phase II) Total Revenues .............. $10,815,883 General ........ $4,740,0(X) + $10,000 (Transportation/Capitol Outlay) Food Service ..$199,252 -0- Community Service ........... $135,768 -$15,518 Debt Service....$744,531 -0- Trust/Agency ...... $1,850 -0- Building Construction..$5,000,000 -O- (Phase II) Total Expenditures....$10,821,401 -$6,518 Following the review and discussion, a motion to approve the tentative budget for the 1998-99 school year was made by M. Klepel, seconded by K. Plemmons and unanimously carded. Informational Items were discussed and are as follows: Mr. Kleven discussed: "The $,?.00,000 Technology Integration Pilot program that was approved by the Legislature. (Doug Peterson, Representative, is to be commended for his efforts.) "Letter from Craig Gallop regarding the Athletic Complex. " 1998-99 proposed school calendar will be approved at the May meeting. "The resignation/retirement of Dave Peterson, Special Education Director and how that position will be filled. "A mediation session between the Ortonville Education Association and the School Board is scheduled for Wednesday, April 29th at 9:00 A.M. .t 10:20 P.M. a motion was made by M. Klepel, seconded by J. Nelson, and unanimously carried to close the meeting for salary negotiation updates. The meeting reopened at 10:40 P.M., with no action taken as a result of the closed session. The meeting was adjourned at 10:45 P.M. by action of the Chair. The next regular meeting of the School Board will be May 18, 1998 at 7:30 P.M. in the High School Library. James A. Nelson, Clerk Kathi Thymian, Chairperson Lakeside Club takes break for summer The Lakeside Club met May 5 at the home of Darlene Barnhardt. Nine members answered roll call bringing May baskets which were sold at silent auction. Char Athey conducted the business meeting. A thank you from the Chamberlain Adjustment Training Center for the monetary gift was read. The group signed a card for the 45h birthday of Jim who resides at the CATC. Two names were submitted by Norma Frevert as persons the club could "adopt." Peggy Dunston will finalize plans and dates for the outing in August. Tentatively it will be a trip to .Carol Wood's garden with dinner at the Ortonville Golf Clubhouse following. The wedding anniversaries Of JoAnn Van Lith and JoAnn Strei were noted. JoAnn Strei presented the program. She showed a craft using a brick to make a bird house and had members complete a quiz on birds. The club will not meet during the summer months. The next meeting will be held on Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Char Athey. Roll call will be to name a woman of special achievement that we admire. Darlene Barnhardt will be in charge of the program. Finke awarded 2 scholarships at Hamline U Brandon Dale Finke of Ortonville has been awarded the Hamline University Presidential and Trustee Scholarships. Finke is a senior at Ortonville High School. Presidential Scholarship are awarded to students who have demonstrated excellent academic ability, outstanding preparation for college, a strong sense of purpose, and high motivation for independent scholarship. The minimum award is $5,000 and the maximum award is $12,500. This merit scholarship is renewable for three additional years. In order to receive this scholarship, recipients must have high college entrance test scores, and they must either be in the top five percent of their high school class or have a 3.75/4.0 grade point average. The selection commtttee determines the scholarship amount based on an applicant's scholarship application and a required interview. 20 renew the scholarship a-recipient must maintain a grade point average of 3.25. In addition to the Presidential Scholarship, Finke also received a $2,500 Trustee Scholarship from Hamline University. This award is also renewable for three additional years for students maintaining a 3.0: grade point average. Open house for Tesch golden event Eugene and Joyce Tesch invite you to join them as they wish Donavan and Dorothy Tesch a happy 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 30th. Hours will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Clinton Memorial building. Children's Theatre Company to visit Ortonville this Dec. The Minnesota State Arts Board recently awarded a $15,000 grant to the Big Stone Arts Council to present the Children's Theatre Company to Ortonville. The grant, which was written by Shawnda Johnson of the Ortonville Community Education/Recreation Dept. and Jeanette Knip of the Economic Development Authority, will bring the group of traveling artists to the Ortonville public school the last week of December. The group will be here for three or four days, during which they will be putting on four performances and workshops for both children and adults. A collection of celebrated and well loved Japanese folk tales will be pre- sented in the theatre company's 1998 touring production, Wondrous Tales of OM Japan. The Children's Theatre Company has collaborated with David Furumoto, a Kabuki theatre artist, and Kenny Endo, Taiko drummer to create the program, set in the heart of old Japan. Furumoto is considered a leading authority on Kabuki theatre, and both he and Endo will conduct workshops during their stay that focus on the fun- damentals of Japanese art. The 13th production of the theatre company will visit approximately 45 communities in ten states during its 15 week tour. SHARPEN YOUR HOOKS FOR THE 00INDEPENDEN April 25 thru Sept. 11 (20 weeks) PRIZES WEEKLY SEASON PRIZES Largest fish of each species entered esc week will be eligible tot a drang at ffe end of 'de COntest for at Mst S100. If Iome tNIk41 th'e 8re no fillh entered m a plulifutat category, the $15 prize will go toward the final drawing at the end of the contut in the same category. WALLEYE BULLHEAD PERCH Catch & Release Category To ,lNrve me fmh pqqln m I  Line,  Ihd rmmm IM ca from IM t  th  Io IP J . GRAND TOTAL OF $1,600 I ,,.IN ICRIPT WILL  IVBll AWAY Contest Rules: 1 Anyone may enter th'ts contest. Species eligible are 4. All entries will be weighed at one of the official Walleye, Northern, Bullhead and Perch. weigh-in stationt, listed, All cak- are state approved, 2 Only fresh fish are acceptable a entrit,. Frozen 5 Cnntet run through noon Friday each week fish are not eligible Entrte accepted after that time apply to the following wek. 3. Fish must be" caught on Big Stone Lake 6 S<npt money redeemable (rely for merchandi,, not cash. I OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN STATIONS I The Wharf Hartford Beach Resort SoDak Park Resort Big Stone Bait & Bud's Bait Shop Marine, Inc. I Patronize the sponsors whose efforts and sponsorships bring you this contest: SoDak Park Supper Club Big Stone Bait & Marine Repair, Inc. 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