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I der, Laurie Maas, and Joel Stattelman letters and information provided. This in- carried to approve the resolution placing Following a break, motion by Athey, ,' 09-69 Agenda: M/Hoffman, S/Thymian formation is considered private personal Karia Kastrup on unrequested leave of seconded by Wulff and carried to execute ~,and unanimously carried to approve the data. The Board has directed administra- absence at the end of the 08-09 school the contract with Central Specialties for agenda as presented, tion to take appropriate action". No action year. SAP 06-606-018 as presented by County 09-70 Consent Items: M/Nelson, was taken to terminate Sheila Hoerne- Board Reports: Hoffman and Klepelat- Engineer Nick Anderson. S/Hoffman and unanimously carried to mann's contract as Head Girls' Basketball tended the Bellingham School gradua- Discussion was held regarding bonding approve the following consent items coach, tion for highway projects. Motion by Olson, NOTICE energy imbalance, spinning reserves, 09-70.1 Approve the meeting minutesAdjourn: 6:55 PM Superintendents Report: Supt. Taylor seconded by Wulff and carried to adopt the supplemental reserves, reactive power of April 20, 2009 as presented. REGULAR SESSION reviewed the licensure variance proce- following resolution calling for a public OF MORTGAGE and voltage control, or regulation and fre- 09-70.2 Authorize payment of the May- May 26,2009 dure with the Board. He wanted them to hearing on the capital improvement plan FORECLOSURE SALE quency response ancillary services (or its 09 bills in the amount of $376,709.05 The ISD #2903 (Ortonville) Board of be aware that the District cannot apply for and authorizing the issuance and sale of THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OFfunctional equivalent in the Commission- 09-70.3Approve expenditure/revenue Education met in regular session on a variance if a qualified applicant was general obligation capital improvement THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE approved independent system operator's summary and investments Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 7:00 PM in the available to fill the position. Supt. Taylor plan bonds with Commissioner Athey ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE or regional transmission organization's 09-70.4 Review student fund activity Library. reviewed information on Riverport Insur- TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AF- tariff) must accept bids from demand re- report Members Present: Mike Hamson, llm- ance Company, who is endorsed by the voting Nay: 2009-26 FECTED BY THIS ACTION. sponse resources in these markets for 09-70.5 Approve letter of engagement othy Henrich, Debbie Hoffman, Richard Minnesota School Board Association BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that de- that product on a basis comparable to any from EideBailly to complete the 2008-09 Johnson, Marlowe Klepel, James Nelson, Confirm Meeting Dates: Commissioners of Big Stone County, fault has occurred in the conditions of the other resources, if the demand response audit. John Plathe, Kevin Rademacher, Jay June 22, 2009 - Monday - 7:00 PM - Minnesota (the County), as follows: following described mortgage: resource meets the necessary technical DISCUSSION ITEMS: Ross, and Kathi Thymian Library - ISD #2903 Regular Meeting 1. Approval of the 2009 to 2013 Capital DATE OF MORTGAGE: April 23, requirements under the tariff, and submits 09-71 Bellingham Consolidation Members Absent: Glen Radermacher,Adjourn: 8:00 PM Improvement Plan. The County has 2001. a bid under the Commission-approved in- Progress: The Ortonville School has sub- Brent Zahrbock SPECIAL SESSION prepared and intends to approve its Capital MORTGAGOR(S): Roland Teske and dependent system operator's or regional mitred offers to the Bellingham School for Also Present: Jeff Taylor~ Julie Schnei- June 8, 2009 Improvement Plan (the CIP) pursuant to Linda Teske, husband and wife. transmission organi~,ation's bidding rules misc. items. Taylor reviewed these items, der, LuAnn Hansen Bonna Rasset, Lau- The ISD #2903 (Ortonville) Board of Minnesota Statues, Section 373 40. MORTGAGEE: Conseco Bank, Inc. at or below the market-clearing price, un- Contracts for certified staff will be pre- rie Maas, Rachel Croatt, Susan Maus, Education met in special session on Mon- 2. Approval of the Issuance of CapitaJ DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: less not permitted by the laws or regula- sented for approval at the June meeting. Sara Wollschlager, Glenn Henningson, day, June 8, 2009 at 7:00 PM in the Li- Improvement Plan Bonds. The County Filed June 6, 2001, Big Stone County tions of the relevant electric retail Two support staff from Bellingham will be Lynn Keller, and Trevor Keller brary. . intends to issue its capital improvement Recorder, in Book 163 of Mortgages, regulatory authority." pages 114-119, as Document No. Whereas, the City of Ortonville (re- offered positions with ISD 2903. 09-69 Agenda: M/Hamson, S/HenrichMembers Present: Mike Hamson, "tim- plan bonds (the Bonds) to finance capital 151770. ACTION ITEMS: and unanimously carried to approve the othy Henrich, Debbie Hoffman, Richard improvements as described in the County's ASSIGNMENT(S) OF MORTGAGE: ferred to as "City" hereinafter) is author- 09-72 Approve Agreement to Reduceagenda Johnson, Marlowe Klepel, James Nelson, Capital Improvement Plan, pursuant to ized to enact laws governing the provision Kelly Gustafson from 1 F.T.E. to a .8 09-70 Consent Items: M/Nelson, John Plathe, Kevin Rademacher, Glen Minnesota Statutes, Section 373.40. Assigned to Conseco Finance Loan Com- of electric power to retail customers F.T.E.: M/Thymian, S/Zahrbock and unan- S/Johnson and unanimously carried to Radermacher, Jay Ross, Kathi Thymian, 3. Public Hearinq. A public hearing is pany, by assignment dated May 31,2001, served by the City. imously carried to approve the agreement approve the following consent items: and Brent Zahrbock hereby scheduled to be held on the filed for record September 17, 2003, as Whereas, the City has determined that to reduce Kelly Gustafson from a 1 F.T.E. 09-70.1 Approve the April 27 2009Also Present: Jeff Taylor, Julie Schnei- approval of the CIP and the issuance of Document No. 156090. it would be harmful to the demand re- to a .8 F.T.E. meeting minutes as presented, der, Laurie Maas, Trevor Keller, Addle the Bonds at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July The land described in said mortgage sponse in the City's electric utility, and the 09-73 Resolution Relating to the Ter- 09-70.2 Approve letter of engagement Mork, Pat Heiser and Kelly Gustafson is not registered land. 7, 2009, in the Commissioner's Board MORTGAGE HOLDER (as defined in collective interests of the City's electric mination and Non-Renewal of the Teach- from EideBailly to complete the 2009-10 09-87 Agenda: M/Rademacher, Room, at the Big Stone County utility, as a Ioad-servingentity with an oh- ing Contract of Sara Wollschlager: and 2010-11 audits. S/Plathe and unanimously carried to ap- Courthouse, in Ortonville, Minnesota. The section 58.02): ligation to serve at retail, and the City's re- M/Hoffman, S/Nelson to approve the res- DISCUSSION ITEMS: prove the agenda as presented. County Auditor is hereby authorized and Transaction Agent: NA. tail customers to permit any entity other olution relating to the termination and 09-71 Consolidation: 09-88 Placement of Bellingham Certi- directed to cause notice of such public Transaction Agent's Mortgage Identi- than the City itself or its authorized de- non-renewal of the teaching contract of Early Retirement Incentive Cost Sum- fled Staff on the Salary Schedule: hearing in substantially the form attached fication Number on Mortgage: NA. signee to aggregate demand response on Sara Wollschlager. Upon roll call vote the mary: M/Thymian, S/Johnson and unani- M/Plathe, S/Nelson and unanimously car- hereto to be published in the official Lender or Broker: Green Tree Loanbehalf of its retail customers, resolution passed unanimously, mously carried to approve the payment of ried to place the incoming Bellingham car- newspaper of the County not less than Company. Whereas the City, as the electric retail 09-74 Approve Memorandum of $537,886.92 for early retirement incen- tiffed staff on the certified salary schedule fourteen (14) days nor more than twenty- Residential Mortgage Servicer: NA. regulatory authority, has determined it to Agreement for Contract Payoffs: Due to tives for the following retirees: Donna using their years of service and educe- eight (28) days prior to the date of the MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR (as de- be desirable that the aggregation of de- consolidation the MN Dept of Education Borgerson, Victoria Dorry, Susan Hen- tion. To be fair to the Bellingham staff, the hearing. linngd in section 58.02): Conseco Bank, mend response on behalf of retail cus- and the auditors are recommending that ratty, Roy Haugen, Harlen Nelson, Linda Board felt the incoming teachers should Motion by Athey, seconded by Wulff and "MORTGAGED PROPERTY AD- tomers of City to be bid directly into the all payables for ISD #62 be paid prior to Roeder, Thomas Schuelke, Donald Schu- be compensated in the same manner as carried to award the bid on CP 06-663-06 organized electric and ancillary services July 1,2009. Payroll contracts and related macher, Cathy Stoddard, Nancy Aune, the current Ortonville staff, to Riley Brothers Construction. DRESS: 409 Pacific Avenue, Ortonville, markets administered by the Midwest In- benefits are included in these payables. Patricia Collins, Wayne Knudson, Gloria 09-89 Early Retirement Incentive Pay- Discussion was held regarding which MN, 56278. dependent Transmission System Opera- M/Zahrbock, S/Thymian and unanimously Letrud, Jay Orvik, and Robert Selgeby. ments of Bellingham Administration: Jurisdictions would be receivina stimulus TAX PARCEL I.D. NO.: 22-0605-000.tor (MISO) (or any successor carried to approve the Memorandum of Bellingham Bank;A resolution defining M/Plathe, S/Thymian to reject the sever- payments. Engineer Anderson will be LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROP- independent system operator or regional Agreement between the Ortonville Edu- the relationship with ISD #2903 and the ance payment of $38,100 for Raymond attending a conference during the rest of ERTY: Lots Seven (7) and Eight (8), Block transmission organization to which the cation Association and ISD #62 to mutu- Bellingham Bank, specifically dealing with Seller. The motion passed with one dis- the week and he anticipates that more Eight (8), Cliff's First Addition, City of Or- City or Missouri River Energy Services ally agree to modify the Bellingham Statutory Operating Debt senting vote by Radermacher. tonville, information will be received then. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Big Stone. ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $59,500.00. AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE: $66,287.56. The holder of the mortgage h~s com, plied with all conditions precedent to ac- celeration of the debt secured by the mortgage and foreclosure of the mort- gage and all notice and other require- ments of applicable statutes. That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt se- cured by said mortgage, or any part thereof. PURSUANT to the power of sale con- tained in said mortgage, the above de- scribed property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: Septem- ber 3, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff's Office in the Courthouse, 20 S.E. Second Street, in the City of Ortonville, County of Big Stone, State of Minnesota. to pay the debt then secured by said mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said prem- ises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys' fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representa- tives or assigns. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORT- GAGE: none. Dated: July 7, 2009. GREEN TREE LOAN COMPANY, f/k/a Conseco Finance Loan Company, Assignee /s/Anna C. Mickelson ANNA C. MICKELSON -for- Atty. I.D. #347814 MURNANE BRANDT Attorneys for Assignee 30 East Seventh Street, Suite 3200 St. Paul, Minnesota 55101 Telephone (651) 227-9411 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. (July 14, 21,28, Aug. 4, 11 & 18, 2009) ORDINANCE NO. 09-08 CITY OF ORTONVILLE COUNTY OF BIG STONE STATE OF MINNESOTA AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE OR- TONVILLE CITY CODE BY REVISING CHAPTER 51 TO MAKE PROVISION WITH RESPECT TO THE AGGREGA- TION OF DEMAND RESPONSE ON BEHALF OF RETAIL ELECTRIC CUS- TOMERS OF THE CITY OF OR- TONVILLE. BE IT ORDAINED by the City of Or- tonville as follows: Section 1. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS. Whereas, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued Order No. 719, 125 FERC 61,071,73 Fed. Reg. 64,099 (October 28, 2008). Whereas pursuant to Order No. 719, 18 C.F.R. 35.28(g)(1)(iii) provides: "Each Commission-approved independ- en.t system operator and regional trans- mms~on organization must permit a qualified aggregator of retail customers to bid demand response on behalf of retail customers directly into the Commission- approved independent system operator's .or regional transmission organization's or- ganized markets, unless the laws and regulations of the relevant electric retail regulatory authority expressly do not per- mit a retail customer to participate." Whereas pursuant to Order No. 719, 18 C.ER. 35.28(g)(1)(i)(A) provides: Every Commission-approved independ- ent system operator or regional transmis- sion organization that operates organized markets based on competitive bidding for (MRES) and/or Western Minnesota Mu- nicipal Power Agency (WMMPA) is a Par- ticipant be performed by the City or its authorized designee, the following addi- tions to the Ortonville City Code are hereby adopted. Section 2. CHAPTER 51 is hereby re- vised to add two new subsections as fol- lows: 51.08 AGGREGATION OF RETAIL CUSTOMER DEMAND RESPONSE A. The City or its authorized designee is the sole entity permitted to bid demand response on behalf of retail customers served by the City's electric utility directly into any Commission-approved inde- pendent system operator's or regional transmission organization's organized electric markets. B. Retail customers served by the City wishing to bid their demand response into a Commission-approved independent system operator's or regional transmis- sion organization's organized electric markets may do so by participating in the program established by the City or its au- thorized designee. Retail customers are not permitted to participate in the demand response program of any other entity without the express prior authorization of the City. 51.09 ANCILLARY SERVICES PROVIDED BY DEMAND RESPONSE RESOURCES A. The City or its authorized designee is the sole entity permitted to bid demand response on behalf of retail customers served by City directly into any Commis- sion-approved independent system oper- ator's or regional transmission organization's organized markets for en- ergy imbalance, spinning reserves, sup- plemental reserves, reactive power and voltage control, or regulation and fre- the current Master Agreement to state: All payments due to teachers for the 2008- 2009 school year under Article VI will be paid prior to July 1, 2009. 09-75 Accept the Resignation/Retire- ment of the Following Non-Certified Staff Who Qualified for the Consolidated Retirement Incentive Offer: Linda Roeder, Donald Schumacher. Harlen Nelson, Susan Hanratty. Victoria Dorry, and Roy Haugen and the Extended Leave of Absence of Cathy Stoddard: M/'l'hymian, S/Hoffman and unanimously carried to accept, with thanks for their many years of dedicated service to the Ortonville School District, the retire- ment/resignation and extended leave of absence of the afore mentioned individu- als. 09-76 June Meeting Date: M/Nelson, S/Zahrbock and unanimously carried to move the June meeting date to June 29th at 6:30 PM, and authorize the Business Manager to pay all June bills that are due prior to that date. ISD #62 (Ortonville) 09-77 Set Date for Meet-and -Confer with Ortonville Education Association (PEA): The OEA has asked for a meet and confer. Zahrbock, Nelson and Klepel agreed to attend the meeting on Wednes- day, May 27th at 4:00 PM in the Superin- tendent's office. 09-78 Set Date for Special Board Meeting (Personnel Issue): M/-I'hymian, S/Hoffman and unanimously carried to set a special meeting to address a per- sonnel issue for Tuesday, May 26,2009 at 5:30 PM in the Library. Board Report: Zahrbock attended the Baccalaureate Service and just wanted to express his thanks to the area pastors and churches for working together to make this special event happen. Ross re- ported that the legislature couldn't come quency response ancillary services (or its to an agreement for education funding, functional equivalent in the Con3mission- but it looks like we will be looking at de- tariff). B. Retail customers served by the City wishing to bid their demand response into a Commission-approved independent system operator's or regional transmis- sion organization's organized markets for energy imbalance, spinning reserves, supplemental reserves, reactive power and voltage control, or regulation and fre- quency response ancillary services (or its functional equivalent in the Commission- approved independent system operator's or regional transmission organization's tariff) may do so by participating in the Ortonville Public approved independent system operator's layed payments from the state. or regional transmission organization's Superintendent's Report: Friday, June 5th will be the last student day. Students will be released at 12:30. There will be a staff appreciation at 2:00 PM on that day. Seven people applied for the Early Child- hood Special Education position. Four- teen people have applied for the Elementary PE/DAPE position. Of the fourteen only four have the DAPE licen- sure. We will be receiving HVAC bids on May 19, 2009 at 2:00 PM. program established by the City or its au- thorized designee. Retail customers are not permitted to participate in the demand response program of any other entity without the express prior authorization of the City. Section 3. EFFECTIVE DATE. This or- dinance shall take effect in accord with the Charter. PASSED BY THE ORTONILLE CITY COUNCILTHIS 6th DAY OF JULY, 2009. CITY OF ORTONVILLE, MIN- NESOTA Blair Johnson, Mayor ATTEST: David Lang City Clerk-Administrator (July 14, 2009) PROCEEDINGS OF THE ORTONVILLE SCHOOL BOARD May 18, 2009 The OrtonvUle Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, May 18, 2009 at 6:30 PM in the Library. Members Present: Debbie Hoffman, Marlowe Klepel, James Nelson, Jay Ross, Kathi Thymian and Brent Zahrbock Also Present: Jeff Taylor, Julie Schnei- School Ortonville School District #2903 will be receiving bids for gasoline, diesel, dairy and bakery prod- ucts for the 2009-2010 school year. Bids may be submitted until 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 in the Superintendent's office at 200 Trojan Drive, Ortonville, MN 56278. Interested parties may request a detailed specifi- cation list and bid form by calling (320) 839-6181. Adjourn: 7:30 PM SPECIAL SESSION May 26, 2009 The Ortonville Board of Education met in special session on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 5:30 PM to discuss a personnel issue. Members Present: Debbie Hoffman, Marlowe Klepel, James Nelson, Jay Ross, and Kathj Thymian Members Absent: Brent Zahrbock Also Present: Jay Orvik, Kyle Kirkeby, Bruce Hoernemann, Sheila Hoememann, Becky Holtquist, Kylene Nelson, Dorienne (SOD), and payment of the delayed tu- ition has been sent to the Bellingham Bank and the State of Minnesota for re- view. ISD #62 will submit a final 2008-09 tuition billing to Bellingham as soon as possible after June 5, 2009, the last stu- dent day of the year. Equipment Purchases: The Belling- ham School accepted all equipment of- fers from ISD #2903. Consolidation Expenses: ISD #2903 will pay the Bellingham School District for the consolidation expenses they have in- curred to date. 09-72 Recognize Ortonville Education Association's (OEA) Notice of Desire to Adjourn: 7:57 PM James A. Marlowe Klepel, Chairman Nelson, Clerk PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIG STONE COUNTY BOARD June 16, 2009 The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner's Room at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, June 16, Negotiate: The board recognized OEA's 2009. Chairman Olson called the meeting notice of desire to negotiate. Tuesday to order with Commissioners Athey, June 2, 2009 at 4:30 PM has been set as Berning, Sandberg and Wulff present. the first negotiation meeting date. Also present were Mike Swenson of the 09-73 Review 2009-10 Budget Infor- mation: Supt. Taylor reviewed the pro- posed budget information. The new proposal shows some increases in rev- enue due to the consolidation. He told the Board that we will not be purchasing or leasing an additional bus for theog-10 school year. He still hopes to use some of the QZAB revenue for technology. 09-74 Playground Information: Follow- ing the award of the playground equip- ment bid last month, one of the suppliers questioned the safety of the approved equipment. Supt. Taylor asked our insur- ance company and our health and safety representative from SWANC Cooperative to review the playground equipment. The equipment does meet current ASTM and CPSC standards and guidelines. Neither company had a problem with the safety of the proposed equipment. ACTION ITEMS: 09-75 Approve Teacher Assignments; M/Thymian, S/Rademacher to approve the 09-10 elementary teaching assign- ments as presented. The motion carried with one dissenting vote from Ross. 09-76 Approve Superintendent's Con- tract for 09-10: M/Nelson, S/Hoffman and unanimously carried to approve a con- tract with Jeff Taylor as Superintendent for the 09-10 school year in the amount of $106,000.00. This contract will be amended to reflect negotiation changes for the 09-10 school year when settled. 09-77 Approve Principal's Contract for 09-10; M/Hamson. S/Johnson and unan- imously carried to approve a contract with Joel Stattelman as K-12 Principal for the 09-10 school year in the amount of $95,325.00. This contract will be amended to reflect negotiation changes for the 09-10 school year when settled. 09-78 Approve Business Manager's Con- tract for 09-10: M/Plathe, S/Henrich and unanimously carried to approve a con- tract with LuAnn Hansen as Business Manager for the 09-10 school year in the amount of $44,455.00. This contract will be amended to reflect negotiation changes for the 09-10 school year when Ortonville Independent, County Attorney Bill Watson and Deputy Auditor Sharon Finke. The Pledge of Allegiance followed. Motion by Athey, seconded by Sandberg and carried to approve the minutes of the June 2"~ regular meeting and the June 15th Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting. Motion by Berning, seconded by Wulff and carried to approve the agenda with noted addition. Commissioners reported on the following committees: Athey - AMC District Meeting Wulff - Toque Park Berning - Personnel (as alternate) OIson - AMC District 6 Exploration Team Meeting Sandberg - PersonRel; Property Motion by Sandberg, seconded by Wulff and carried to authorize payment of the following claims as presented by Deputy Auditor Finke: General $42,886.55 Highway 28,223.44 Ditch 3,519.70 Total $74,629.69 Motion by Berning, seconded by Wulff and carried to approve the 3 year lease of farm land in Browns Valley Township to Thomas Maanum at the rate of $110.50/acre or $4,044.30/year for the years 2010-2012. Motion by Athey, seconded by Sandberg and carried to adopt the following resolution: 2009-25 WHEREAS, the Big Stone County Housing & Redevelopment Authority is in the process of submitting an Application for Rural Development (RD) Housing Preservation Grant Program Funds for Housing Rehabilitation; and WHEREAS, this is a Program designed specifically for very low Income range people; and WHEREAS, these Grant funds would benefit the very low Income residents of Big Stone County who are otherwise unable to secure a loan for repairs to their residences. Discussion was also held regarding the mowing and haying of county road ditches. Motion by Athey, seconded by Berning and carried to authorize the Highway Department to pay $225 to repair a damaged vehicle. Chairman Olson adjourned the meeting at 10:48 AM. Sharon Finke, Deputy Auditor Brent Olson, Chairman I Nellie E. Johnson Nellie E. Johnson was born in Creston, IA in 1925 t0 C leO arid Myrtle .Reeve. She died in Helena, MT on July 6, 2009. She married Robert G. Johnson in 1946, and they spent 61 years together until his death in 2008. Nellie was a homemaker and gardener, but most of all she loved to dance. She had many friends in Ortonville, Fergus Falls, Jamestown, ND, Milbank, SD and many new friends at the Waterford on Saddle Drive in Helena, MT. She was preceded in death by her" parents, husband Robert, brothers Rex, Max, Joe, and Bob, and sister Betty. She is survived by her brothers Perry, Earl, and Bill, children Nancy, Donald, Judith, and Robert Jr grandchildren Lynn, Alex, Drew, and Maria, and great-grandchildren Jacob and Mikaela. She is also survived by good friend, soul mate, and dancing partner Otto "Bud" Smith. Thanks, Bud, for helping make Mom's life happier and more meaningful during her years in Helena: The family also wishes to thank the staff and residents at the Waterford for their contribution to Nellie's active and enjoyable life in Montana. A memorial service will be held at the Waterford in Helena, MT at a later date. To comply with her wishes, no other services will be held. Burial will be in Backus. Condolences may be sent to Nancy Bodmer, P.O. Box 470226, Winston, MT, 59647, and settled. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, they will be shared with the family. Huizenga, Traci Conroy, Denise Scherer, 09-79 Approve 12-Month Employees' the Big Stone County Housing & Terry Scherer, Karol Stotesbery, Laura Contracts for 09-10: M/Ross, S/Thymian Redevelopment Authority is herebyNew booster seat law Berger, Evie Ulrich, Lisa Hinders, Chet and unanimously carried to approve con- authorized to apply for these funds on Messmer, Darcy Roscoe, Linda Smith, tracts for the 12-month employees for 09- behalf of Big Stone County. Effectively July l, 2009, any child Ray Smith, Sara Wollschlager, Shana 10. These contracts will be amended to Motion by Athey, seconded by Berning who is under age eight or shorter than Buttke, Hilary Henrich, Lonie Rausch, reflect negotiation changes for the 09-10 and carried to appoint Don Sykora to fill Heather Henrich, Mike Rausch, Janice school year when settled, out the remaining term of Isabelle Kraemer four feet nine inches will be required Eifealdt, Bonna Rasset, Jim Rasset, Robert Foley, Lynn Keller, and Trevor Keller. 09-79 Agenda: M/Nelson, S/Hoffman and unanimously carried to approve the agenda as presented 09-80 Preliminary Consideration of AI- legation Against an Individual Subject to Board Authority; The following individuals requested permission to address the board: Ray Smith: His daughter did not have any problem with Mrs. Hoerne- mann's coaching. He feels she is doing a good job. He talked to Milbank School and they said they have policies that deal specifically with parent/coach issues. He recommended that OHS contact them so policies can be put in place so something like this doesn't happen again. Traci Con- roy: Didn't realize there was a problem. Sheila always encourages the athletes to talk to her about problems. Denise Scherer: She supports Mrs. Hoernemann. Sheila is always supportive of the players. Mike and Lonie Rausch: Had no problem with Sheila's coachin9. Their daughter just chose not to participate in her senior year. Janice Eifealdt: Sheila Hoernemann is an educator first. She meets with each 09-80 Approve School Psychologist Con- tract for 09-10: M/Hoffman, S/Henrich and unanimously carried to approve a con- tract with Jay Trenhaile as School Psy- chologist for 09-10. 09-81 Approve Summer School Pro- grams: M/Johnson, S/Plathe and unani- mously carried to approve offering summer school programs again this year. 9-12 grade with participate in the Benson ALC program with Robert Selgeby as the instructor. Junior high students will re- ceive individual assistance from Mary DaN. Elementary students will also re- ceive individual assistance. 09-82 Approve the Total Special Educa- tion System Manual: M/Thymian, S/Nel- son and unanimously carried to approve the Total Special Education System Man- ual as recommended by SW/WC Serv- ices 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 re- duction 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 re- ductions. 09-84 Approve Revised Capital Expendi- on the HRA Board of Directors. Motion by Sandberg, seconded by Athey and carried to provide a Certificate of Support to Main Street Industries, Inc. for their application for financial assistance with the USDA - Rural Development. Motion by Wulff, seconded by Beming and carried to approve the sale of the retired Sheriff's squad, a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria, to Pro Auto for $100. Human Resoumes DirectorSue Schultz reported that a new job description had been submitted for the duties that Eric Banken is performing in the Assessor's Office. The position has been given the title Appraiser II and is graded at Level 8 on the County's pay schedule. Motion by Sandberg, seconded by Wulff and carried to approve reclassifying Eric Banken to Appraiser II effective October 7, 2008. MCIT Account Executive Bruce Underdahl presented the 2009 Member Report. Emergency Management Director Jim Hasslen reported that the grant for updating the All-Hazard Mitigation Plan has been received by the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (UMVRDC). The UMVRDC submitted a contract for professional services to prepare the Mitigation Plan for Big Stone to be fastened in a child safety seat/booster that meets federal safety standards. Under this new law, a child cannot use a seat belt alone until they are age eight or four feet nine inches tall. It is recommended to keep a child in a booster based on their height, rather than their age. Booster seats raise the child up so that the adult lap belts are positioned to fit low and snug across the hips and the shoulder belt to fit snug across the mid- dle of the chest to provide the neces- sary protection in a crash. Adult seat belts do not properly fit children until they are at least four feet nine inches tall. Until then the lap belt tends to ride high on a child's stomach, which causes erious abdominal injuries in a crash. In addition, children often put the shoulder belt behind them because it's uncomfortable. This can cause se- rious spine and neck injuries. If you would like any further infor- mation on the new law, please contact your local law Enforcement or Coun- tryside Public Health. Countryside player and has them set goals, and then helps them to achieve their goals. Chet Messmer: He supports Sheila Hoerne- mann's coaching techniques, and feels tures for 09-10: M/Rademacher, S/Nelson Co unty. Motion by Berning, seconded by Publie-I4.ealth hopes to bobble to mak- she does a good job. All members of the and unanimously carried to approve the Sandberg and carried to enter into the booster seats available--at areduced contract with UMVRDC for professional cost to eligible participants in the near audience who wished to address the 09-10 capital expenditures in the amount services to complete the All-Hazard Board were given an opportunity to do so. of $210,140,48. future. M/Thymian, S/Nelson and unani- 09-85 Approve 09-10 Contract with Big Mitigation Plan for the County. mously carried to close the meeting for Stone Therapies, Inc.: M/Ross, S/Nelson Commissioner Sandberg reported on hi the purpose of preliminary consideration and unanimously carried to approve the the meetings that the Personnel of allocations against an individual sub- 09-10 contract with Big Stone Therapies Committee had with the individual Save t s beendepartmentasked comeEaChup withdepartment had I~1~vn'~ rlkQ- ject to Board authority mer speech therapy.lnc for occupational, physical and sum- cost saving .r for The meeting was reopened at 6:5009-86 Resolution Placing Karia Kastrup ideas for the County. Discussion was held PM. Marlowe Klepel, Board Chair, stated on Unrequested Leave of Absence:regarding the various ideas that were recycling "We've heard the concerns and read all M/Thymian, S/Johnson and unanimously presented. Following a break, motion by Athey, Tuesday, July 14, 2009 INDEPENDENT Page. 13