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Public notices PROCEEDINGS OF THE 0RTONVILLE SCHOOL BOARD September 21, 1998 The Ortonville School Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, September 21, 1998 at 7:30 P.M. in the Elementary Gym. Members present: Kathi Thymian, Ron Thompson, Scott Maas, Marlowe Klepel and Jim Nelson. Members absent: Kevin Plemmons Also present: Jeff Taylor, Joel Stattelman, Terry Rheingans, Brent Hasslen, Curt Bailey, Glenn Henningson, Gene Weeding, Laurie Maas, Bonna Rasset, Brant Zahrbock, Mark Lindquist, Matt Karels, and Bonnie Inforzato. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson, K. Thymian, at 7:38 P.M. and welcomed all in attendance. Motion by S. Maas, seconded by J. Nelson and unanimously carried, to approve the agenda with the following additions: 4.6 Consent Items, tuition agreement with Milbank; 4.7 Approval of Elementary Coordinator contract; 7.2.10 Open position for Prom/Magazine Drive Coordinator. Motion by R. Thompson, seconded by M. Klepel and unanimously carried, to approve the Consent Items as follows: Approval of the minutes from August 17, 1998 meeting. "Resolved, that the September bills be paid in the amount of $2,080,569.42. Construction .................... $675,317.02 Tax Anticipation ............... $930,155.00 Debt Redemption ............. $234,828.13 Payrolls, September (FICA, FED, STATE, HLT, LTD) .............. $74,773.36 Misc. Bills ......................... $165.495.91 Total .............................. $2,080,569.42 Approval of the open enrollment requests as follows: From Shelley Redfield for Slater at attend Kindergarten in 2000-2001 school year from C-GB. From Gerald and Doreen Diekmann for Lucas (Grade 6) and Travis (Grade 1) for the 1998-99 school year from C- G-B. From Steven and Debra Nelson for Jesse (Grade 9) for the 1998-99 school year from C-G-B. From Sylvia Feather for Phoebe Hisgun (Grade 10) for the 1998-99 school year from C-G-B. Approval of the 1998-99 Support Staff contracts for 9 month employees as esented to be attached to and come part of the official minutes in the office of the Superintendent. Approval of the contract to employ Ron Hendrickson as a full-time secondary Science teacher at BA+15 Step 1 of the Certified Employment Agreement salary schedule ($24,540.00). Approval of the contract to employ Susan Andersen as Bonanza Educational Center Coordinator for the 1998-99 school year. (120 days at C-4-3 Step 1 $11.56 per hour) according to the Support Staff Working Agreement salary schedule. 3eprovai of the contract to employ Brian rdtt as Kkglargalten Bus Driver at I, 2-2 Step 2 $7.31 per hour (let Semester) for the 1998-99 school year. Approval of the contracts to employ Becky Block and Lori Walsh as part-time Special Education Classroom Assistants at B-2-1 Step 2 $6.83 per hour for the 1998-99 school year. Approval of the contract to employ Lon Nelsen as part-time cafeteria assistant (returning employee) at A-1-3 Step 7 $7.36 per hour. .Approval of the contract with Terry Rheingans, High School Principal for the 1998-99 school year. Salary increase of 7.11%. Approval of the Supplemental Contracts and Extra-Curdcular contracts for 1998-99 aspresented to become attached to andbecome part of the official minutes in the office of the Superintendent. Kids Kingdom contract to be pulled out of Consent for discussion. Approval of the tuition agreement with Milbank - Dylan Voeltz (3rd Grade). Request made by parents, James and Kim Voeitz, Ortonville District. Tuition rates equal to Milbank Agreement for 1998- 99. Approval of the contract with Joel Stattelman, Elementary Coordinator, for the 1998-99 school year. Salary to be determined at a later date. Discussion Items are recorded as follows: Curt Bailey and Brant Hasslen reviewed the building project which included: Elementary lockers, Media Center progress, painting and amhitects walk through with a punch list on Thursday, October 15, 1998 at 9:00 A.M. and reviewed the change orders with the Board. Joel Stattelman reported on the following: Bonanza Education Center Board of Directors meeting; school wide fire drill; Kindergarten Parent Night and upcoming events. Terry Rheingans reported on the following: reviewing of ACT test scores, possibly offering an ACT preparation course and Attendance Review Committee met on September 16, 1998. Matt Karels and Mark Lindquist reviewed Homecoming activities with the Board. Concerns were addressed regarding the school lunch program. Sandwiches (bag lunches) were offered for the flint week of school because some of the equipment was not working properly. Also discussed: time lunch line is taken down, serving size and the cost of a second meal. A resolution was made by M. Kispel to approve the contract with Big Stone School District in the amount of $19,000.00 for transporting their students for the 1998-99 school year. The resolution was secondedby J. Nelson and ed unanimously. Motion by R. Thompson, seconded by S, Maas and unanimously carried to approve the Athletic Rules and Policies - Official Handbook for 1998-99 as proposed by Mr. Fellows, Motion by J, Nelson, seconded by S. Maas and unanimously carried to approve the folloWing change orders: 1. Hasslan's Constmotion Drywall in Elementary ........ $17,056.00 2, Tassier's - Ping, controls, ductwork....$1,470.00 4. Teseier's - Duotwork to unit .... ventilators ............................ $2,527.00 5. Bartley Sales - Adjustments for the whiteboard in Elem .............. $2.370.00 $23,423.00 The following change order was not approved at this time: 3. Tessier's - Temporary installation/vent of kiln in Art room ........................ $961.00 Resolution by J. Nelson, seconded by M. Klepel and unanimously carried, to accept the bid from Big Stone Cooperative for gasoline at a cost of .869 or .05 centsbelow the pump price for district vehicles for the 1998-99 school year. Resolution by J. Nelson, seconded by R. Thompson and unanimously carried, to accept the low bid of $18,478.00 from Superior Ford, Inc., for a 1999 7 passenger Mini-Van. Bids were also received from Ortonville Auto for $19,861.00 and Corwin CPD for $20,079.00. Resolution by R. Thompson, seconded by M. Klepel and unanimously carried, to accept the bid of $2.2,194.00 from Superior Ford, Inc., for a 1999 10 passenger Multi Purpose Vehicle. Bids were also received from Corwin CPD for $22,165.00. Low bid was not accepted because specifications were not met. Declaring surplus of vehicles will be done at a later date. Motion by S. Maas, seconded by M. Klepel and unanimously carried, to appoint Kathi Thymian to serve on the Attendance Review Board. Motion by M. Klepel, seconded by J. Nelson and unanimously carried, to approve the Attendance Review Policies and Procedures Manual as presented. 7.2.7 - Nomination for the Service Cooperative Board of Directors was tabled as no action was needed at this time. Discussion was held regarding the stage curtains for the Auditorium. The Alumni Association has contacted Mr. Taylor regarding the replacement of the curtains and .would like to help with donations towards the purchase. Approximate cost of replacement would be $12,000.00. The Alumni Association requested that the curtains be replaced before the 2000 All Class Reunion. Following the discussion, a motion was made by R. Thompson, seconded by S. Maas and unanimously carried, to inquire about the purchase of new stage curtains for the auditorium. Discussion was held regarding the comparisons of the Levy Limitations and Certification 97 payable 98 and the payable 99. Maximum increase that coul d be levied would be a 20.67% increase. Most of this would be due to the increase in Health and Safety. Recognizing that the levy for Health and Safety, at the maximum, would be to eat an increase, consensus ot the ard was to not levy the maximum on Health and Safety but to levy the maximum on the remaining categories. At 9:57 P.M. a recess of the meeting was called by Chairperson, K. Thymian. At 10:14 P.M. the meeting reconvened with further discussion on the'Levy Limitations and Certification. Following the discussion, a motion was made by  Ttwmp0, t,q ,t.ew,,thmimum. ,.on he Levy Limitation and Certificatmn 1998 Payable 1999 except for Health and Safety which would be $353,286.27, an increase of $200,000.00 over last years levy. The motion was seconded by J. Nelson and carded unanimously. The Board was presented with budget figures which included revenue and expenditures for Kids Kingdom (97-98) and discussion was held regarding the 1998-99 contract for Sue Spore and the amount of hours for the contract. Following the discussion a motion was made by R. Thompson, seconded by S. Maas and unanimously carded to offer the contract to Sue Spore at 7.5 hours on Monday -Thursday and 4.0 hours on Fridays. Mr. Taylor will meet with Sue Spors regarding the Boards proposal. Motion by M. Klepel, seconded by R. Thompson and unanimously carded, to approve the posting of the position for Prom/Magazine Drive Coordinator with a salary of $1,000.00 for the year. Board member reports were given which included S. Maas attended the Ed. District meeting. R. Thompson requested Jeff Taylor to speak with the Ortonville Independent regarding school news published in the paper together in one area of the paper. Superintendent Taylor reported on the following: 1. Enrollment figures to date at 762 2. Preliminary Fund Balances 3. Family Services Contract Upcoming opportunities include: 1. MSBA Fall Area meeting in Montevideo on September 23rd 2. Special meeting of the Board on September 30th at 12:30 P.M. for the purpose of refinancing building bonds 3. Architect Steve Johnson will be at the school on Thursday, October 15th to do a punch list on the building. 4. Board retreat at Bonanza on Saturday, October 24th at 9:00 A.M. The meeting was adjourned by action of the Chair at 11:50 P.M. The next regular meeting of the School Board wdl be October 19, 1998 in the Elementary Gym at 7:30 P.M. SPECIAL SESSION Superintendents Office September 30, 1998 12:00 Noon The meeting was called to order at 12:05 P.M, by Chairperson, Kathi Thlmooaian" rd members attending included Kathi Thymian, Marlowe Klepel, Jim Nelson and Ron Thompson. Board members absent included Kevin Plemmons and Scott Maas. Also attending included Superintendent Jeff Taylor, Bonnie Inforzato, Curt Bailey and Myron Knutson. Motion by Jim Nelson, seconded by Marlowe Klepel and unanimously carded, to approve the agenda with the addition, Business Items - Change ordem. Curt Bailey was in attendance to review change orders. Following the discussion, a motion was made by Ron Thompson, seconded by Marlowe Klepe/and unanimously carried, to approve the change order #M-17 In the amount of $1,530.00 to Tessier's Inc., for the addition of 2 booths in the Welding Classroom. Motion by Madowe Klepel, seconded by Ron Thompson and unanimously carried, not to do the ventilation for the kiln in the Art room. This would have been a temporary fix as the Art room will be moved next school year. Mr. Taylor would speak with Mr. Chindvall regarding this matter as his curriculum planning for this year would be affected. Following the regular meeting of the Board on September 14, 1998, Superintendent Taylor gathered more information regarding the Levy Limitation and Certification 1998 Payable 1999. Mr. Taylor assembled four different scenarios of the Levy Limitation and Certification information on line 4 (General Other) and found that it is better to reduce the Disabled Access Limit as this is totally funded by local dollars. He stated that we would be better off by reducing Disabled Access and increase Health & Safety as part of this is funded by the State. Following the discussion, a motion was made by Madowe Klepel, seconded by Jim Nelson and carried unanimously to set the Levy Limitation and Certification 1998 Payable 1999 at the maximum in all areas except line 4 (General Other) which reduced the levy from $509,628.30 to $296,785.89. Member Jim Nelson introduced the following resolution and moved-its adoption: RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE, SALE AND DELIVERY OF $6,605,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION SCHOOL BUILDING REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 1998 OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 62; ESTABLISHING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS THEREFORE; DIRECTING THEIR EXECUTION AND DELIVERY; CREATING A DEBT SERVICE FUND THEREFORE; AND AWARDING THE SALE THEREOF to A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. of St. Louis, Missouri, to purchase the Bonds at a cash pnce of $6,545,555.00, plus accrued interest on the total principal amount from October 1, 1998, to the date of delivery and upon the terms and conditions hereafter specified in this Resolution. A motion for the adoption of the foregoing Resolution was duly seconded by Member Ron Thompson and, upon vote being taken thereon, the followingvoted in favor thereof: Jim Nelson, Ron Thompson, Madowe Klepel and Kathi Thymian and the following were absent: Scott Maas and Kevin Plemmons whereupon, said Resolution was declared passed and adopted. Discussion/Informational Items included the following: Extra-curricular positions that need to be filled include, Basketball, grades 7, 8 and 9; One Act Pl'e"= next re.ular meeting of the School Board will be October 19, 1998 at 7:30 P.M. in the Elementary Gym. James A. Nelson, Clerk Kathi Thymian, Chairperson Obituaries Helga Nickolauson Helga Marie Niekolauson, 92, formerly of Clinton, died Tuday, Oct. 13, 1998 at Comforcare Good Samaritan Center in Austin. Helga was born Aug. 20, 1906 in Trondjhem, Norway, the daughter of Magnus and Henrikke  (Olson) Folwick. She moved to the United States when she was three years .01d and settled in Centerville, SD. She then moved to the Milaca area then to Clinton living on a farm with her family. For the last three years she had lived in Austin. She married David Nickolauson in 1933. She loved children and caring for them. She also loved her family and was always helping and caring for others and enjoyed animals. She was a member of Elim Church m Clinton. Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998, at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel, with Bellingham/L )uisburg By Clarissa Sorenson, Phone 568-2204 Tom Schuelke was not present at "the Community Day Drawing Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 14th when his na'm was called for $60. On Wednesda'yfternoon. Oct. 21, the drawing will b"e-.for $80. Myron and "Pat Plathe of Bloomington, Agnes Plathe of Madison, Beth and Danielle Bacon of Reliance, SD, Michelle Plathe of Watertown, SD, Scott Kessler, Madison, Deb Reiffenberger, Ortonville, and Arnie Plathe of Cedar Rapids, Iowa were Saturday, Oct. 10th visitors at the home of Harvey and Lila Plathe. Arnie Plathe will be spending the week visiting in the area. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schake of Appleton visited last Sunday afternoon, Oct. 1 l th at the Gladys Schake apartment. Visiting Inga Blahosky during the past week were her daughters, Carol Anderson of Billings, Montana and Donna Lane of Overland, Kansas, her granddaughter, Karen Lane Resley and her two daughters, Madison and Gabrielle from Salina, Kansas. Visitors during the weekend were Debra and George Otterson from Shoreview, Gary and Margaret Blahosky and Patrick from Circle Pines, Don and Geraldine Blahosky from Louisburg and Scott and Ryan Blahosky from Mankato. Glenda Reinke and David Hofhenke visited Sunday evening at the Ned Gloege home. Dorothy Weber and Edna Kamin of Ortonville attended St. Pauls Lutheran Church supper Tuesday evening. The Walter Homemakers met at the home of Frances Wittnebel on Thursday evening, Oct. 15th. Attending were Rosetta Beutler, Irene Friedrich, Marilyn Goetsch, Pat Krakow, Carol Maatz, Marion Maatz, Ruth Loeschke and Rose Wittnebel. The lesson consisted of recent book reports. Wednesday and Thursday visitor at the Melvin Maatz home was Daren Maatz. Glen and Dorothy Rakow of Breckenridge and Iva Rakow were Sunday dinner and afternoon guests of Eugene and Yvonne Hanson. Last weekend Friday to Sunday guests at the Alfred Borgerson home were Mr. and Mrs. James Ruckle and Kara of Bloomington, Keith Borgerson and Kyle of Lakeviile, Lloyd Hack and two friends from Chaska, Ardy Prekker and a friend from Ramsey. They were pheasant and duck hunting. Pastor Jon Marburger was a Friday afternoon visitor and luncheon guest at the Ned Gloege's. Sunday afternoon visitors at the Edna Boidenow home in Appleton were Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Maatz. Arlene Karels was a Tuesday afternoon visitor of Minnie Schellberg. Elaine Gregorich, Bethany, Becky and Jacob of Spring Lake Park and Rochelle Larson of Bloomington are spending MEA weekend with Norma Larson. Sunday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Maatz attended the LLL Rally in Odessa. Thursday, Alfred and Barb Borgerson and Mary Tilbury attended the funeral of Jennie Tuin at Estelline, SD. She was 106 years old. Lyle and Karen Schake of Madison visited Earl and Margaret Schake Monday evening. Sunday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Maatz attended the bridal shower for Bonnie Winter and LeRoy Goetsch at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Walter Township. Norman and Mary Anderson of Clinton, Dwight and Delaine Magadanz of Revillo, Delores Danielson of Correll, Doris Johnson of Ortonville, and Charles and Ihla Thomson were Tuesday evening visitors of Lucille Nelson. Tom, Lynette Nelson, Erik and Luke, Frances Hackert and Gary of Ramsey were Thursday evening guests of Lucille Nelson, in honor of Luke's 10th birthday. Margret Stueckrath attended the bridal shower for Bonnie Winter and LeRoy Goetsch at Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday afternoon. Saturday visitors at the Melvin The Reverend Randy Peterson officiating. Interment was in the Clinton City Cemetery in Clinton on Friday, Oct. 16, 1998. Honorary pallbearers were Terry Hodnefield, Danny Nickolauson, Timothy Hodnefield, Michael Hodnefield, John Hodnefield, David Nickolausen, Paul Hodnefield. Helga is survived by: daughter and son-in-law Elaine and Maynard Hodnefield Austin, MN; son and u ghtSiff i'W  rn d J0n Nickolauson, Cary, IL, Vernon and Eleanor Nickolauson, Ortonville, Darrel and Jen Nickolauson, Elk River. Nine grandchildren, three step grandchildren; many great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; sisters: Magda Grant, Milaca; brother and sister-in-law: Melvin and Birdie Folwick, Fargo, ND; Many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Helga was preceded in death by her parents, husband David Nickolauson, brothers, Floyd and Ernest Folwick, sisters Ingrid Lundquist, Mabel Frisk, Agnes Anderson. SECOND NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL ELECTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Election is to be held on November 3, 1998. The opening time and place for each Precinct located in Big Stone County is listed below. All polls statewide close at 8:00 p.m. TOWNSHIP Akron Township Artichoke Township Big Stone Township *City of Odessa *Odessa Township City of Ortonville W-1 City of Ortonville W-2 *Ortonville Township Otrey Township Prior Township Yellowbank Township Agassiz Township Akron Town Hall in Correll Artichoke Town Hall Big Stone Town Hall Mail Ballot Mail Ballot Ortonville Armory Ortonville Fire Hall Mail Ballot Otrey Town Hall Prior Town Hall Yellowbank Town Hall Agassiz Town Hall TIME 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 8:00 AM 7:00 AM 7:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 7:00 AM *Please note that the polling place for non-registered mail ballot precincts is the County Auditor's Office. That at said Election the following matters will be voted upon: The election of two members of the School Board for the term of four years each to succeed: RON THOMPSON JAMES NELSON for which offices one application has been filed by or in behalf of candidate as follows: RON THOMPSON Dated: October 13, 1998 James A. Nelson, Clerk Independent School District No. 62 I' Maatz home were Shen Wagner of Blaine aad Syverson of Coon Rapids. Frances Hackert and Ramsey were weekend Tom Nelson home. Lynette Nelson and Friday to Sunday mother, Fay Decurrcas Wisconsin. The Clayton Sorenson t Maple Grove spent 10th with his mother, Sorenson and helped fall work. Sandy and Dave Wmkel spent last weekend Tracy Rebehn. Carol LaBelle spent the past two parents, Joe and Muriel will leave on Sunday f Guests of Dennis aria on Sunday in honor were Lloyd and Doris Nelson and Elly Nelson. Myrtle Kittelson afternoon to Monday Wally and Wanda Montevideo and Wally's birthday Albert and Tracy the membership American Legion at Madi night. Joyce Letrud went Friday and attended Cancer Society s spent until Sunday. Carol Lund atten& house bridal shower for bride-to-be of Mark LatSoa afternoon at the LouisbUrg J Church. Charles and Ihla Lucille Nelson the Grant-Deuel School the Revillo Trinity last Sunday. Sunday, Steve and J Alvin and Marius Marilyn Jensen, Sberi and Tara attended 60th birthday party at Jared Roiland Sunday with his and Margaret 1130 73rd Ave. NE[ Fridley, MN I mL Ne. r (dM eft H 6S (800) 795-1280 Flwy. 6O East Lake Crystal, MN a mL SW e Maldmte (am) 722-0s A STEP ABOVe. BOSS plows are designed with SMART HITCH system which allows yea into your BOSS snowplow during BOSS blades are either taller, use have morn supporting ribs, and/or h:=VOugrl NOTICE OF GENERAL Notice is hereby given that a General Election is to on November 3, 1998. The opening time and Precinct located in Big Stone County is All polls statewide close at 8:00 PM. AKRON TOWNSHIP Akron Town Hall in Corrll - 10:00 AM ALMOND TOWNSHIP Memorial Building in Clinton - 10:00 AM O - ARTICHOKE TOWNSHIP Artichoke Town Hall - I0:00 AM * CITY OF BARRY - Mail Ballot * CITY OF BEARDSLEY - Mail Ballot BIG STONE TOWNSHIP Big Stone Town Hall - 8:00 AM * BROWNS VALLEY TOWNSHIP - Mail B=dl0= CITY OF CLINTON Community Buildingin Clinton - 7:00 AM * CITY OF CORRELL - Mail Ballot O FOSTER TOWNSHIP Foster Town Hall - 10:00 AM O CITY OF GRACEVILLE Graceville Communit Building - 7:00 AM -- GRACEVILLE TOWNSHIP . Graceville Community Building - 10:00 Al * CITY OF JOHNSON - Mail Ballot * MALTA TOWNSHIP - Mail Ballot * MOONSHINE TOWNSHIP - Mail Ballot O * CITY OF ODESSA - Mail Ballot * ODESSA TOWNSHIP - Mail Ballot CITY OF ORTONVILLE W-I Ortonville Armory - 7:00 AM CITY OF ORTONVILLE W-2 Ortonville Firehail - 7:00 AM * ORTONVILLE TOWNSHIP - Mail BallOt' OTREY TOWNSHIP Otrey Town Hall - 10:00 AM PRIOR TOWNSHIP Prior Town Hall - 10.'00 AM TOQUA TOWNSHIP GracevillCommunity Building - 10:00 Aid Judith PattisoD, _ Big Stone County Auditor * Please note that the polling place for non-registexed is the County Auditor's Office. Page 10b  INDEPENDENT