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Chairman Olson adjourned the meeting Cooperative to review the playground " NOTICE PROCEEDINGS OF at 11:16AM. equipment. The equipment does meet ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS THE BIG STONE Michelle R. Knutson, current ASTM and CPSC standards and Sealed bids will be received by the Auditor guidelines. Neither company had a City of Ortonville, Minnesota at the City COUNTY BOARD Brant Olson, problem with the safety of the proposed Council Chambers, 315 Madison Chairman equipment. NOTICE NOTICE Avenue, Ortonville, Minnesota until 1:00 ACTION ITEMS: MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE - DISTRICT COURT p.m Thursday, July 16, 2009 at which June 2, 2009 BOARD OF APPEAL & EQUALIZATION 09-75 Approve Teacher Assignments: BY ACTION IN DISTRICT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT time they will be publicly opened and The Big Stone County Board of M/Thymian, S/Rademacher to approve read aloud for furnishing all labor, Commissioners met in the Commissioner's June 15,2009 the 09-10 elementary teaching EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION materials, and all else necessary for the Room at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, June 2 The Big Stone County Board of Appeal assignments as presented. The motion Case Type: 10STATE OF MINNESOTA construction of 2009 Underground Utility 2009. Chairman Olson called the meeting and Equalization met in the carried with one dissenting vote from Court File No.: 06-CV-09-54 COUNTY OF BIG STONE STATE OF MINNESOTA ORDER AND NOTICE OF HEARING and Street Improvements - McCIoud to order with Commissioners Athey, Commissioner's Room at 7:00 PM on Ross. . -, COUNTY OF BIG STONE OF PETITION FOR FORMAL Street and Forcemain ReplacementBeming, Sandberg and Wulff present. Monday, June 15, 2009. Chairman Olson 09-76 Approve Superintenaent s NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE UNDER PROBATE OFWILLAND West of Lake Shore Drive, Ortonville, Also present were Mike Swanson of the called the meeting to order with Contract for 09-10: M/Nelson, JUDGMENT AND DECREE APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL Minnesota. Ortonville .Independent, County Attorney Commissioners Athey, Berning, Sandberg, S/Hoffman and unanimously carried to Bids shall be upon basis of eachBill Watson and County Auditor Michelle - and Wulff present. Also present were approve a contract with Jeff Taylor as Knutson. The Pledge of Allegiance County Assessor Sandy Void and County Superintendent for the 09-10 school Minnwest Bank Central- Ortonville, REPRESENTATIVE IN payment for the following major followed. Auditor Michelle Knutson. The Oath of year in the amount of $106,000.00. This Plaintiff/Claimant, UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION estimated quantities: vs. AND NOTICETO CREDITORS Remove Bituminous Motion by Athey, seconded by Wulff, Office was duly administered to the contract will be amended to reflect Ortonville Properties Partners, LLC, In Re: Estate of Pavement 3,400 SY and carried to approve the minutes of the members of the Board of Appeal and negotiation changes for the 09-10 Larson and Swanson Property . HARVEY P. PANSCH, Common Excavation 2,900 CY May 19t" regular meeting. Equalization. Training certificates were school year when settled. Partners, LLC add James A. I arson, Deceased ' Aggregate Base, Motion by Wulff, seconded by Sandberg distributed to Commissioners Olson and 09-77 Approve Principal's Contract for Defendant/Respondent TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS Class 5 1,100 CY and carried to approve the agenda with Athey and Auditor Knutson. 09-10: M/Hamson. S/Johnson and NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that AND CREDITORS: Bituminous Wear noted addition. Assessor's Office staff Barb Amundson, unanimously carried to approve a under and by virtue of an Amended It is Ordered and Notice is hereby Course 400 Tons. Commissioners reported on the Eric Banken and Trawls Scoblic arrived at contract with Joel Stattelman as K-12 Judgment and Decree enter in thegiven that on the 8th day of July 2009, Bituminous Non-Wear following committees: the meeting. Principal for the 09-10 school year in the above-entitled action on the 13th day of at 8:00 AM, a hearing will be held in the Course 400 Tons Athey - Fair Board Assessor Void reported that the only amount of $95,325.00. This contract will May, 2009, a certified copy of which has above named Court at Ortonville, 6" PVC Watermain 1,053 LF Wulff- Toque Park appointment scheduled had been be amended to reflect negotiation been delivered to me directing the sale Minnesota, for the formal probate of an 8" PVC Sanitary Sewer 719 LF Sandberg - Personnel; Property cancelled earlier in the afternoon, changes for the 09-10 school year when of the premises hereinafter described to instrument purporting to be the will of 6" PVC Forcemain 2,300 LF Motion by Sandberg, seconded by " County sales data and a comparison of settled. satisfy the amount found and adjudged the above named decedent, dated Manholes/Catch Basins 16 Each Beming and carded to authorize payment ag land with neighboring counties was 09-78 Approve Business Manager s due said Plaintiff in the above-entitled January 5, 1983, and for the Hydrants 2 Each of the following claims as presented by presented for the Board's review. Contract for 09-10: M/Plathe, S/Henrich action from said defendants, Ortonville appointment of James R. Pansch, 6 Gate Valve and Box 5 Each Auditor Knutson: Following discussion, motion by Wulff, and unanimously carried to approve a Property Partners, LLC, and James A. whose address is 8705 - 253rd Ave. N, 12"- 27" Storm Sewer 1,007 LF General $56,775.32 seconded by Beming and carded to adopt contract with LuAnn Hansen as Larson, the Sheriff of Big Stone County Zimmerman, MN 55398, as personal Curb and Gutter 2,150 LF Highway 27,604.23 the following resolution: Business Manager for the 09-10 school will sell at public auction, to the highest representative of the estate of the above The proposed work specified in the Ditch 616.38" 2009-24 year in the amount of $44,455.00. This bidder for cash, on July 16, 2009, at named decedent in unsupervised Total $84,995.93 WHEREAS, Minnesota Statute 274.13 contract will be amended to reflect 10:00 a.m at the Big Stone County administration, and that any objections contract documents must be Motion by Athey, seconded by requires that the County Board of Appeal negotiation changes for the 09-10 Courthouse, in the City of Ortonville, thereto must be filed with the Court. substantially complete by October 9, Sandberg and carried to authorize and Equalization shall equalize the schoolyear when settled. County of Big Stone, State of That, if proper, and-no objections are 2009 and entirely completed by July 1, payment of the following claims as Auditor assessment of the property of the County; 2010. 09-79 Approve 12-Month Employees Minnesota, the premises and real estate filed, said personal representative will The Contract Documents are on file Warrants: and Contracts for 09-10: M/Ross, S/Fhymian described in the Findings of Fact, be appointed to administer the estate, to and may be examined at the following Carlson Construction $59,063.76 WHEREAS, the Big Stone County Board of and unanimously carried to approve Conclusions of Law and Order forcollect all assets, pay all legal debts, locations: PmWest.&Associates $ 6,850.00 Appeal and Equalization has examined contracts for the 12-month employees The following bidswere received for the and compared the returns of the for 09-10. These contracts will be Judgment as referred to in said claims, taxes and expenses, and sell Office of the City Administrator 3-year farm lease of land in Browns Valley assessment of property as prepared bythe amended to reflect negotiation changes Amended Judgment and Decree: real and personal property, and do all Ortonville, Minnesota Lots (Four) 4 and Five (5), Block Ten necessary acts for the estate. Notice is further given that (subject to Ulteig Engineers, Inc Detroit Lakes, Township: County Assessor. for the 09-10 school year when seffled. (10), Orton's First Addition, City of Minnesota Statutes 524.3-801(b)(c)), Minnesota Kelly Stattelman $2,126.00/year BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that the 09-80 Approve School Psychologist Ortonville. All bids shall be made on the bid Jay & JeffWolff $2,208.75/year valuation of all remaining property located Contract for 09-10: M/Hoffman, /s/John HaukosALL CREDITORS having claims against packet included in the project manual. Thomas Maanum $ 110.50/acrein Big Stone County not previously S/Henrich and unanimously carried to Sheriff of Big Stone County said estate are required to present the A complete digital copy of the drawings Kenneth Hendricks $2,050.00/year considered by this Board, be ordered approve a contract with Jay Trenhaile as Attorneys for Plaintiff/Claimant: same to the personal representatives or and project manual, pursuant to which Auditor Knutson was instructed to call Mr. approved and equalized as presented by School Psychologist for 09-10. FLUEGEL, ANDERSON, MCLAUGHLIN to the Court Administrator within four labor, materials, or services must be Maanum on break to confirm his intent for the County Assessor. 09-81 Approve Summer School & BRUTLAG, CHTD. months after the date of this notice or furnished, is available at $4,044.30 as an annual lease amount. There being no further business before Programs: M/Johnson, S/Plathe and David C. McLaughlin #127383 said claims will be barred, www.ulteig.com. You may download the Discussion was held on who the County the Board of Appeal and Equalization, unanimously carried to approve offering 25 NW 2nd St Suite 102 Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-2549 (June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & July 7, 2009) NOTICE DISTRICT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BIG STONE ORDER AND NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR ADJUDICATION OF INTESTACY, DETERMINATION OF HEIRSHIP AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE IN UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of CHAD DALE KRIER, a/k/a CHAD D. KRIER, Deceased TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS: It is Ordered and Notice is hereby given that on the 8th day of July 2009, at 8:00 AM, a hearing will be held in the above named Court at Ortonville, Minnesota, for the adjudication of intestacy and determination of heirship and for the appointment of Dale Krier, whose address is 63948 450th Street, Odessa, Minnesota 56276, as personal representative of the estate of the above named decedent in unsupervised administration, and that any objections thereto must be filed with the Court. That, if proper, and no objections are filed, said personal representative will be appointed to administer the estate, to collect all assets, pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, and sell real and personal property, and do all necessary acts for the estate. Notice is further given that (subject to Minnesota Statutes 524.3-801(b)(c)), ALL CREDITORS having claims against said estate are required to present the same to the personal representatives or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred. Dated: June 18, 2009 Gerald J. Seibel, Judge of District Court Sundae Tollefson, Court Administrator by Julia Berger, Deputy Craig O. Ash, ID #0218157 Ash & Reedstrom Law Office 25 NW 2nd Street, Suite 101 Ortonville, MN 56278 Telephone (320) 839-2551 (June 23 & 30, 2009) NOTICE The Upper Minnesota River Watershed District has a board manager position available for appointment. Any interested person residing in the distdct may submit their name for consideration to the Big Stone County Board of Commissioners, 20 2nd St. SE, Ortonville, MN by July 15, 2009. (June 30, 2009) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT OF THE CITY OF ORTONVILLE Notice is hereby given that on July 14, 2009, the City of Ortonville's Board of Dated: June 17, 2009 Gerald J. Seibel, Judge of District Court Sandee Tollefson, Court Administrator by Julie Berger, Deputy Craig O. Ash, Attorney 25 NW 2nd Street, Suite 101 Ortonville, MN 56278 Telephone (320) 839-2551 Attomey Reg. #0218157 (June 23 & 30, 2009) NOTICE documents included in the project SALE OF GOLF COURSE LOT manual. All bids shall be in a sealed NOTICE OFTAKING BIDS AND envelope with a brief description PUBLIC HEARING OF ORTONVILLE thereon of the work for which the bid is ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT being submitted and shall contain the AUTHORITY required bid security. Bids'may be filed The Ortonville Economic with the City of Ortonville during normal Development Authority will be accepting office hours or hand carried to the sealed written bids for the sale of real meeting prior to the scheduled bid opening as specified above. No bidder ~roperty located adjacent to the rtonville Public Golf Course, such real property described as follows: Lot Twelve (12), Block Two (2), Lundell-Stegner Addition, City of Ortonville A minimum bid has been set at $25,000. The bidder shall also submit a development plan, which shall be compliant with M.S 469.105. Terms and conditions of the sale are available at the Ortonville Economic Development Authority office, 315 Madison Avenue, Ortonviile, Minnesota 56278. Bids must be received at the. Ortonville Economic Development Authority office at such address as listed above, no later than 12:00 p.m. on July digital plan documents for $20.00 by can call as a back-up b work at Toque inputting the Quest Project No. 933156 Park. Commissioner Berningwill speak to on our website's Project Search page Graceville Golf Course and Commissioner (located under Bidding Documents). Wulff will speak to the City of Graceville to Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952- see if they are interested in filling in when 233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for needed. assistance in downloading and working Motion by Berning, seconded by with the digital project information. Sandberg and carried to authorize the Bidders may also obtain hard copies of following storage fees for items under Civil the plans and project manual from the Process as presented by Sheriff Haukos: issuing office of Ulteig Engineers, Inc $20/day for Inside Storage P.O. Box 150 Detroit Lakes, Minnesota $15/day for Outside Storage 56502 upon payment of a non- Motion by Sandberg, seconded by refundable feeof$75.00. Beming and carried to authorize the All bids shall be made on the bidding emergency hiring of Craig Miska as a fill-in part timeDeputy Sheriff at Grade 11 Step shall withdraw his bid for at least sixty (60) days after the scheduled closing time for the receipt of bids. Bidders are advised any contract or contracts awarded are expected to be funded by a loan or grant from the Public Facilities Authority and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Minnesota State Wages and Federal Wages will apply to this project. 14, 2009. Bids shall be opened on July Bond, certified check, or cashier's check 15, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. at the Fairway payable to the City of Ortonville. The View Community Room, 215 Lundell bid security is a guarantee that the Avenue, Ortonville, Minnesota 56278 at bidder, if awarded the contact, will enter the scheduled meeting of the Ortonville Economic Development Authority. Immediately after opening the bids, the Ortonville Economic Development Authority shall conduct a public hearing at such date, place and time to consider whether it shall accept a bid on the sale of its property and consider approval of the sale. The Ortonville Economic Development Authority reserves the right to accept and reject all bids and to consider the development plan submitted by the bidder. If approved pursuant to M.S. 469.105, the buyer shall enter into a development agreement with the Ortonville Economic Development Authority and the sale shall be subject to the conditions of such statute. Anyone interested may contact Vicki Oakes at the Ortonville Economic 2. Sheriff Haukos provided an update on the contract with Kandiyohi County for dispatching services. HR Director Sue Schultz arrived at the meeting. Motion by Wulff, seconded by Sandberg and carried to authorize changing Clint Sova's status from temporary to regular fill- in part time Dispatcher. Motion by Sandberg, seconded by Wulff and carried to authorize the hidng of Maggie Novak for the Office Support Specialist position at Family Services at Grade 4 Step 1 effective May 20, 2009. Motion by Wulff, seconded by Berning and carded to ratify the Welfare Board's decision to hire Jacob Berger and Tracy Martig for the summer Splash Program at $11.54 per hour. Motion by Sandberg, seconded by Wulff Each bid shall be accompanied by a and carded to ratify the Welfare Board's bidder's security in a sum equal to five ' decision to proceed with the process of !5) percent of the full amount of the bid hiring a Social Services Supervisor. m accordance with the Instructions to FollOwing discussion, motion by Bidders. The bidder may submit a Bid Sandberg, seconded by Athay and carded to rescind the Early Retirement Incentive Development Authority, 315 Madison Avenue, Ortonville, MN 56278, or call 320-839-2612 for complete information on requirements and unit locations. (June 30 & July 7, 2009) KDIO Temps Hi Low June 21 72 64 June 22 88 66 June 23 90 64 June 24 81 63 rain June 25 84 64 June 26 91 62 June 27 81 63 Adjustment will hold a Public Hearing at the City Office, 315 Madison Avenue, in the City of Ortonville, Minnesota at 4:30 P.M. At the Public Hearing the Planning Commission will consider a variance I fo request by Billie Jo Anderson regarding MCC.L-- o---thouahts the following described real property: Lot 8 Block 4, Sky View Addition, City of r life ortonville, Big Stone County, Minnesota. The variance request, if approved, would allow the applicant to keep and maintain a newly constructed deck that does not meet the minimum side yard setback. The deck was constructed without obtaining a building permit and is currently in violation of the Zoning Chapter Section 150.023 (G) (2) (a) requiring that two-side yards are required, each with a width of not less than 10 feet. Persons desiring to be heard with reference to the above described variance requests will be heard at this meeting. ORTONVILLE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT (June 30, 2009) Things are buzzin' in the By Carol Karels A late term abortion can be devasting for many besides killing a baby. A couple can decide in the 9th month that they don't want a baby but by this time they know it is a girl, the grandparents have been shopping and planning into the future the joy of this little girl in their lives. The couple decides they aren't ready to be tied down. The grandparents may have believed in the right to abortion but how do they deal with the killing of a beautiful baby they almost knew. The choice to kill is selfish. Not everyone is able to conceive so those that have children should realize they have been given a special priviledge to raise a child and should have a thankful attitude. into a contract for the work described in the Contract Documents. The bid security of the three (3) lowest bidders will be retained until the contract has been awarded and executed, but no longer than sixty (60) days after the opening of bids. The successful bidder will be required to furnish contract Offer approved at the May 19t" meeting due to the potential costs versus savings. Motion by Berning, seconded by Sandberg and carded to respond to correspondence with the previous Social Services Supervisor regarding use of vacation and sick leave. Discussion was held on potential cost savings. Following a break, motion by Wulff, seconded by Beming and carried to award Performance and Payment Bonds, each the farm lease to the high bidder, Thomas in the full amount of the contract. Maanum at $4,044.30/year. The Owner reserves the right to reject At 10:00 AM with vadous bidders and any or all bids and to waive Highway Technicians present, County informalities. Engineer Nick Anderson opened and read Dated this 15th day of June, 2009. the following bids received for CP 06-663- Mr. David Lung 06: City Administrator BIDDER AMOU~ City of Ortonville, Minnesota Bates Construction $798,653.55 (June 23 & 30, 2009) Central Specialties$891,737.93 Kern & Tabery $950,754.70 Midwest Contracting$889,064.85 Minnerath Construction $721,363.50 Monson Corporation $937,049.20 Court report (Week of June 24, 2009) Big Stone County Sheriff's Office Ryan M. Fiecke, Lester Prairie, Theft, Fined $41. Michael Leigh Little, Beardsley, Carry/Possess Pistol w/out Permit- Public Place, Fined $3,000, Stayed/Jail 335 days for three years, Supervised Probation three years. Terenn David Winston, Clinton, Open bottle, Fined $185. Casey Daniel Hauk0s, St. Paul, Consumption by persons under 21, Fined $185. Jesse David Rath, Moorhead, Consumption by persons under 21, Fined $160. Travis Jon Vanoverbeke, Sioux Falls, SD, Speeding 69/40, Fined -$285. MN State Patrol Chad Charles Ward, Browns Valley, Speeding 79/55, Traffic Regulation, Fined $ 335. Brenda Sue Kabisch, Clara City, Speeding 65/55, Fined $125. Dennis Maloney, Aberdeen, SD, Speeding 67/55, Fined $135. Carl Lee Burns, Morris, Vehicle Weight Limitations, Fined $185. Ortonville Police Department Casey Jean Arndt, Ortonville, Speeding 43/30, Fined $135. Shane A. Newkirk, Ortonville, Disorderly Conduct, Fined $135, Supervised Probation six months. Ortenville City Attorney Doris May Kutzke, Milbank, SD, Issue Dishonered Check, Fined $245.76, Stayed/Jail 30 days for one year. Riley Bros Construction $676,898.80 Ronglien Excavating $781,273.95 Technicians Terry LaVoi ani:l Mark Dietz took the bids to the Auditor's ~ce for review and tabulation. Discussion was held to review the option to bond for various upcoming highway projects. Engineer Anderson will gather more information and bdng it to the next meeting. Discussion was held on the concerns with speeding at the intersection of County Roads 12 and 32. Board consensus was to increase enforcement in that area, set up the radar display trailer and revisit it at the end of the summer. The annual County picnic in honor of transportation week was set for June 11 th. Motion by Athey, seconded by Wulff and carried to approve the on and off closing of County Road 28 the weekend of July 24th for the City of Odessa's 130" celebration. Engineer Anderson reported on various county ditches. At 11:00 AM with various bidders and Highway Technicians present, Engineer Anderson opened and read the following bids received for SAP 06-606-018: BIDDER AMOUNT ~us Paving $801,411.50 Central Specialties $670,040.50 Highway Technicians took the bids to the Auditor's offca for review and tabulation. Discussion was held on Lidar Topography. Motion by Berning, seconded by Wulff and carried to authorize the Engineer the purchase with $19,000 to be paid out of Highway and the remaining $19,000 to be spread to the ditches. Motion by Wulff, seconded by Berning and carried'to authorize the expenditure for Engineer Anderson to gather information for bonding of highway projects from Ehlers & Associates. The Technicians returned with the bids on SAP 06-606-018. Motion by Sandberg, seconded by Wulff and carried to award the bid to Central Specialties. The Board will award the bid on CP 06- 663-06 at the next meeting. Chairman Olson adjourned the meeting at 7:25 PM Michelle R. Knutson, Auditor Brant Olson, Chairman PROCEEDINGS OF THE 0RTONVILLE SCHOOL BOARD May 26, 2009 The ISD #2903 (Ortonville) Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 7:00 PM in the Library. Members Present: Mike Hamson, Timothy Henrich, Debbie Hoffman, Richard Johnson, Marlowe Klepel, James Nelson, John Plathe, Kevin Rademacher, Jay Ross, and Kathi Thymian Members Absent: Glen Radermacher, Brent Zahrbock Also Present: Jeff Taylor, Julie Schneider, LuAnn Hansen, Bonna Rasset, Laurie Maas, Rachel Croatt, Susan Maus, Sara Wollschlager, Glenn Henningson, Lynn Keller, and Trevor Keller 09-69 Agenda: M/Hamson, S/Henrich and unanimously carried to approve the agenda 09-70 Consent Items: M/Nelson, S/Johnson and unanimously carried to approve the following consent items: 09-70.1 Approve the April 27, 2009 meeting minutes as presented. 09-70.2 Approve letter of engagement from EideBailly to complete the 2009-10 and 2010-11 audits. DISCUSSION ITEMS; 09-71 Consolidation: Early Retirement Incentive Cost Summary: M/Thymian, S/Johnson and unanimously carried to approve the payment of $537,886.92 for early retirement incentives for the following retirees: Donna Borgerson, Victoria Dorry, Susan Hanratty, Roy Haugen, Harlen Nelson, Linda Roeder, Thomas Schuelke, Donald Schumacher, Cathy Stoddard, Nancy Aune, Patricia Collins, summer school programs again this year. 9-12 grade will participate in the Benson ALC program with Robert Selgeby as the instructor. Junior high students will receive individual assistance from Mary Dahl. Elementary students will also receive individual assistance. 09-82 Approve the Total Special Education System Manual: M/Thymian, S/Nelson and unanimously carried to approve the Total Special Education System Manual as recommended by SW/WC Services Cooperative. 09-83 HVAC Bid: M/Klepel, S/Henrich and unanimously carried to accept the base bid and bid bond from Lake Country Mechanical contingent upon a scope reduction to achieve a project cost of $300,000 or less, and to reject Alternate Bid ME-1. Supt. Taylor informed the Board that Lake Country Mechanical will submit a change order detailing the reductions. 09-84 Approve Revised Capital Expenditures for 09-10: M/Rademacher, S/Nelson and unanimously carried to approve the 09-10 capital expenditures in the amount of $210,140.48. 09-85 Approve 09-10 Contract with Big Stone Therapies. Inc.: M/Ross, S/Nelson and unanimously carried to approve the 09-10 contract with Big Stone Therapies Inc for occupational, physical and summer speech therapy. 09-86 Resolution Placing Katie Kastrup on Unrequested Leave of Absence: M/'l'hymian, S/Johnson and unanimously carried to approve the resolution placing Karla Kastrup on unrequested leave of absence at the end of the 08-09 school year. Board Reports: Hoffman and Klepel attended the Bellingham School graduation. Superintendent's Report: Supt. Taylor reviewed the licensure variance procedure with the Board. He wanted them to be aware that the District cannot apply for a variance if a qualified applicant was available to fill the position. Supt. Taylor reviewed information on Riverport Insurance Company, who is endorsed by the Minnesota School Board Association Confirm Meeting Dates: Wayne Knudson, Gloria Letrud, Jay Orvik, and Robert Selgeby. June 22, 2009 - Monday - 7:00 PM - Library - ISD #2903 Regular Meeting Bellingham Bank: A resolution Adjourn: 8:00 PM defining the relationship with ISD #2903 and the Bellingham Bank, specifically SPECIAL SESSION dealing with the Bellingham Statutory June 8, 2009 Operating Debt (SOD), and payment of The ISD #2903 (Ortonville) Board of the delayed tuition has been sent to the Education met in special session on Bellingham Bank and the State of Monday, June 8, 2009 at 7:00 PM in the Minnesota for review. ISD #62 will Library. submit a final 2008-09 tuition billing to Members Present: Mike Hamson, Bellingham as soon as possible after Timothy Henrich, Dabble Hoffman, Richard Johnson, Marlowe Klepel, June 5, 2009, the last student day of the James Nelson, John Plathe, Kevin year. Equipment Purchases: The Rademacher, Glen Radermacher, Jay Bellingham School accepted all Ross, Kathi Thymian and Brant equipment offers from ISD #2903. Zahrbock Consolidation Expenses: ISD #2903 Also Present: Jeff Taylor, Julia will pay the Bellingham School District Schneider, Laurie Maas, Trevor Keller, for the consolidation expenses they Addle Murk, Pat Heiser and Kelly have incurred to date. Gustafson 09-72 Recognize Ortonville Education 09-87 Agenda: M/Rademacher, Association's (OEA) Notice of Desire to S/Plathe and unanimously carried to Negotiate: The board recognized OEA's approve the agenda as presented. 09-88 Placement of Bellingham notice of desire to negotiatel Tuesday Certified Staff on the Salary Schedule: June 2, 2009 at 4:30 PM has been set M/Plathe, S/Nelson and unanimously as the first negotiation meeting date. carried to place the incoming 09-73 Review 2009-10 Budget Bellingham certified staff on the certified Information: Supt. Taylor reviewed the salary schedule using their years of proposed budget information. The new service and education. To be fair to the proposal shows some increases in Bellingham staff, the Board felt the revenue due to the consolidation. He incoming teachers should be told the Board that we will not be compensated in the same manner as purchasing or leasing an additional bus the current Ortonville staff. for the 09-10 school year. He still hopes 09-89 Early Retirement Incentive to use some of the QZAB revenue for Payments of Bellingham Administration: technology. M/Plathe, S/Thymian to reject the 09-74 Playground information; severance payment of $38,100 for Following the award of the playground Raymond Seller. The motion passed equipment bid last month, one of the with one dissenting vote by suppliers questioned the safety of the Radermacher. approved equipment. Supt. Taylor asked Adjourn: 7:57 PM our insurance company and our healtl~ James A. Nelson, Clerk and safety representative from SW/WC Marlowe Klepel, Chairman ~ii~! ~ ~ ~!ii~i~iiiiii~ ~i i!~:~ ~iii!i@: ~ Minnesota is our beat. For in-depth, intelligent news and information you can count on every minute of the day--wherever you live in Minnesota--tune in or click online. O MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO MPR.ORG C Check out our web site at www.ortonvilleindependent.com ) Tuesday, June 30, 2009 INDEPENDENT Page 13