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!: !ii ! I S Westbrook Public School Regular Board Meeting January 28, 1991 The regular meeting of the Westbrook Board of Education was held January 28, 1991 in the SuptYBoard Room at 7:30 p.m. Board members present were Gene Kronback, Patricia Spielman, Dennis Timgren, Bruce Jorgenson, Jeffrey Cassel and Jim Christensen. Absent was Jim Schmidt. Also present were Supt. Kjorness, Prin. Richards, Prin. Graves, Tom Merchant and Bonnie Wahl. Motion by Timgren, seconded by Spielman to approve the minutes of the December 17 board meeting. Motion carried. Motion by Timgren, seconded by Jorgenson to approve the amended agenda. Motion carried. Motion by Jorgenson, seconded by Timgren to approve the claims and accounts. Motion carried. Christensen and Supt. Kjorness noted we would be receiving payment for our instructors that teach on tele-media. A tele-media 1991-92 student interest survey was discussed in which 129 Westbrook/Walnut Grove students responded. The next Tele- Media/Ed. District Board meeting is April 3. Supt. Kjorness attended a State Tele-Media Board meeting at Willmar. The tele-media cooperation between counties, cities and schools was discussed. Supt. Kjorness reported that the Community Education classes went very well. Prin. Graves reported on the January 9 joint faculty meeting. Curriculum planning, student level, student excellence awards and teacher concerns were discussed. A 1/2 day monthly meeting will be held for the remaining school year. The board approved the Chapter II Block Grant application for $3,227 which will be used for books and computer software. Mr. Palmer inspected the Walnut Grove and Westbrook Elementarys for the Magnet Arts Grant. It was suggested that maybe the Walnut Grove Board should receive a high school report and the Westbrook Board receive a middle school report at the monthly board meetings. Prin. Richards presented an updated high school schedule for the second semester. Enforcing the present noon hour policy and computer room supervision were disenssed. Dawn Scarset and Travis VanDeWiele were elected Snow Week Royalty. The remaining festivities were discussed. The One Act Play went very well. Supt. Kjorness noted there would be a visitation to the Red Wing Middle School for anyone wishing to attend. Kjorness resented a letter received from torden/Jeffers concerning pairing and sharing with Westbrook/Walnut Grove which was discussed. The subject of Dial-Net was discussed and tabled until a later meeting. Supt. Kjorness presented a copy of the 1989-90 PER Report submitted by Prin. Graves to the Dept. of Education. Prin. Graves was credited for submitting a superb report which was approved. Kronback read a "Notice of Desire to Negotiate" statement received from the WEA. The fwst meeting wilt take place in early April. Supt. Kjorness noted we will be repaying the $312,995.00 March 31, 1991 owned from the tax anticipated certificates. The board approved borrowing $350,000.00 in tax anticipated certificates again to be repaid in March 1992. Dennis Timgren introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND AWARDING SALE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION TAX ANTICIPATION CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS, SERIES 1991 AND FIXING FORM AND TERMS THEREOF IN CONNECTION WITH THE MINNESOTA SCHOOL DISTRICTS CASH FLOW BORROWING PROGRAM (a complete copy of resolution is on file in district office) The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member Bruce Jorgenson and upon vote being taken thereon the following voted in favor thereof: Gene Kronback, Patricia Spielman, James Christensen, Dennis Timgren, Dr. Jeff Cassel, Bruce Jorgenson and the following voted against the same: nolle whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. The board discussed the final 1990-91 budget. Motion by Christensen, seconded by Jorgenson to approve the final 1990-91 District #175 Budget. Motion carried. General Fund - Revenue, 1,412,392; Expenditure, 1,383,544; Balance, 28,848 Lunch Fund Revenue, 67,647; Expenditure, 67,020; Balance, 627 Transportation Fund Revenue, 100,507; Expenditure, 128,307; Balance, (27,800) Community Services Fund - Revenue, 34,369; Expenditure, 31,553; Balance, 2,816 Capitol Outlay Fund Revenue, 140,555; Expenditure, 109,564; Balance, 30, 991 Debt Redemption Fund - Revenue, 8, 887; Expenditure, 32, 74(Y, Balance, (23,853) Totals - Revenue, 1,764,357; Expenditure, 1,752,728; Balance, 11,629 Supt. Kjorness presented a resolution concerning staff and programs. Jim Christensen introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCTIONS IN PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS AND REASONS THEREFOR The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member Dr. Jeff Cassel and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in Notice of Annual Meeting The citizens of the Township of Westbrook, In the County of Cottonwood and the State of Minnesota, who ere qualified to vote at the General Electione, are hereby notified that the Annual Meeting and elections for said Township will be held. at the town hall In said township on Tuesday, March 12, 1991, and the polls will be open between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for the following purposes: To elect one supervisor for a term of 3 years and to elect one treasurer for a term Of 2 years. The business meeting will follow at 2 p.m. to conduct any other buslnesa which may come before the meeting. Buslnesa meeting at 2 p.m. Lee Bakken, Township Clerk. I I SUPERVISORS NOTICE OF HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Supervisors of the Township of Westbrook in the County of Cottonwood and State of Minnesota will meet on the 5th day of March, 1991 at 8 p.m. at the township hall in the said township for the purpose of examining the route named below proposed for abandonment and to act upon the authorization granted to the township board at the annual meeting held on the 13th day of March, 1990. The proposed vacated road is described as follows: The North 1/2 of the 66 ft. wide cartway, 33 ft. on each side of the section llne, which divides Sections 11 and 12 in Westbrook Township, Cottonwood County, State of Minnesota. The tracts of land through which said road passes and the owners thereof as nearly as we can determine are as follows: E 1/2 of NE 1/4 of Sectlon 11 W I/2 of NW 1/4 of Section 12 Both parcels are owned by Roy Peterson. Dated this 11th day of February, 1991. Lee M. Bakken, Twp. Clerk favor thereof: Patricia Spielman, Dennis Timgren, James Christensen, Bruce Jorgenson, Gene Kronback, Dr. Jeff Cassel and the following voted against the same: none whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. Board members reported on meetings held at the school board convention. Supt. Kjorness submitted a Multi Year Energy Consumption Analysis received from thc Minnesota Dept. of Public Service concerning the school buildings. Supt. Kjorness updated the board concerning an unemployment claim appeal. Bonnie Wahl discussed the 45- year-old dishwasher with the board. Motion by Timgren, seconded by Cassel to enter into a purchase agreement with Reinhart Co. of Marshall for $89.00 per month for five years to purchase a model #5AG American Dishwasher Service dishwasher. The purchase agreement includes a 5-year 100% parts and labor warranty. Motion carried. Supt. Kjorness noted that the district saved $28,912.00 by purchasing supplies and services through ECSU during the last fiscal year. ECSU will be inspecting the district buildings on February 5. Supt. Kjorness noted the state will be conducting audits concerning civil fights and school immunizations. The application for a federal asbestos grant has been completed and sent in. The board opened the bid for the 36 passenger bus. Motion by Christensen, seconded by Spielman to accept a bid of $250 from Bruce Thoma for the 36 passenger bus. Board polled in favor: Spielman, Christensen, -Timgren, Jorgenson against: Cassel, Kronback. Motion carried. Motion by Cassel, seconded by Jorgenson to hire B.W. Wiecks as transportation director for the remainder of the 1990-91 school year at $1500.00. Motion carried. Motion by Timgren, seconded by Kronback to adjourn. Motion carried. Bruce Jorgenson Clerk " FIRESTONE " MULTIMILE " CO-OP TIRES ON FARM TIRE SERVICE GENERAL SERVICE STATION REPAIR TIRE SERVICE Westbrook, MN. Phone 274-6561 (After hours 274-5692) Open Mon. - Fri. 7:00 - 5:30 Saturday 7:00 to Noon OFFICIAL PUBLICATION COTTONWOOD COUNTY JANUARY 8, 1991 The Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on January 8, SENTINEL & TRIBUNE Walnut Grove - Westbrook, MN - Wednesday, February 199F t the Courthouse in Win- dom, MN. Present were Commis- pending. sioners Marvin Einertson, Ken- neth Elg, Marlowe Nelsen, Frank C. Jungas and Keith Madson; County Auditor W. R. Mielke; County Attorney L. Douglas Stor- ey; and Commissioners' Secretary Joy Storey. Auditor Mielke called the meet- ing to order and called for nomina- tions for the office of Chairman of the Board. Upon motion and sec- ond, a unanimous vote was cast for Marvin Einertson. Chairman Ei- nertson took the floor and called for nominations for Vice Chair- man. Upon motion and second, a unanimous vote was cast for Frank C. Jungas. Motion by Madson, second by Jungas, unanimous vote setting the dates for all regular meetings for 1991. Mitch Voehl, representing the Windom Chamber of Commerce, made a request to use the Court- house grounds during the Cabin Fever Weekend, February 3-10, for an ice sculpture contest. The Board gave permission. Sheriff Ward brought an update from Vetter Johnson Architects on cost estimates and time schedules for the new jail project. The cost estimate is very close to the origi- nal estimate. The schedule shows the bid being awarded the end of April and construction beginning in May of 1991. Sheriff Ward informed the Board that a new squad car is needed badly. Motion by Madson, second by Nelsen, unanimous vote to have Sheriff Ward get quotes for a new squad car. Later in the day Sheriff Ward came back with three quotes for a new squad car. Motion by Nelsen, second by Jun- gas, unanimous vote to award the quote for a 1991 Taurus Squad Car to Klasse Sales and Service of Westbrook at a cost of $12,900 with trade in of the 1987 squad car. The Board discussed the possi- bility of using prisoners involved in the Sentence to Service program to sort recyclables. Sheriff Ward felt this would qualify. The Board will have the Solid Waste Officer pursue this possibility. County Attorney Storey in- formed the Board he is opening a Windom office in the Westgor building on January 9. Storey will be purchasing a new typewriter and dictaphone for this office. The Board discussed the O. of M. Contract for Services for the Extension Agency. D. Storey was instructed to look at the contract and make some wording changes. No action was taken. Motion by Elg, second by Mad- son, unanimous vote to set a 3% levy for County Ditch 39 for 1991. This levy was tabled earlier be- cause of the appeal case which is AUTO REPAIR Brakes -- Wiring Problems --- a specialty! Other repairs available. Phone (507) 859-2530 BOARD OF AUDIT MEETING Westbrook Township M. M. Wiens, Treasurer, re- quested that his employee, Beth Jensen, be given permanent status as a Deputy Treasurer. Motion by Elg, second by Madson, unani- mous vote to approve the.appoint- ment of Beth Jensen as Deputy Treasurer and put her on perma- nent status. Wiens reported that there are $124,696.79 uncollected real es- tate taxes for 1990. Wiens requested authority to make investments in the Minneso- ta Association of Governments Investing for Counties (MAGIC) Fund which has been approved by the Association of Minnesota Counties. Motion by Madson, sec- ond by Nelsen, unanimous vote to amend Resolution 9-25-90- BANK, Designation of Depositor- ies, to include the MAGIC Fund. Wiens informed the Board that the postage machine which is lo- cated in his office for all the county's use is badly in need of repair. Motion by Jungas, second by Elk, unanimous vote to pur- chase a new postage machine at an approximate cost of $7,000. Wiens will check on a trade-in value. Motion by Nelsen, second by Jungas, unanimou vote to ap- prove payment of a $40 provider membership to the Minnesota Pub- lic Transit Association. Motion by Jungas, second by Elk, unanimous vote to authorize Commissioners, officials and staff of the county to attend association meetings and committee appoint- ments with reimbursement for ac- tual and necessary expenses. Motion by Nelsen, second by Madson, unanimous vote to appro- priate $135,000 for payment of 1991 incidental expenses such as telephone, postage, utilities, gar- bake hauling, etc. Motion by Madson, second by Nelsen, unanimous vote to appro- priate $38,000 for payment of 1991 lease and maintenance agree- ments with IBM for the computer system. Motion by Jungas, second by Madsou, unanimous vote to set the pocket gopher bounty at $1.00 per pair of feet. Motion by Madson, second by Nelsen, unanimous vote to autho- rize payments to Jackson County for Community Health Services in the total amount of $59,094.00 for 1991. Motion by Madson, second by Elg, unanimous vote to appoint the Cottonwood County Abstract Company as the official abstracter for 1991. Motion by Nelsen, second by Madsou, unanimous vote to ap- point Robert Mielke as Emergency Services Director for Cottonwood County for 1991. Appointments were made to the following boards and committees: Planning and Zoning Board, Ex- tension CGmmittee, Southern MN River Basin Pha e I, Axea II MN. River Basin Projects, S.W. MN. River Basin Advisory Com- mittee, Redwood-Cottonwood Rivers Control Area, South Cen- tral MN. Counties Comprehensive Water Planning Project, Travel S.W. MN Western Community Action Council, S.W. Mental Health Center Board, Cotton- wood-Jackson Community Health Services Advisory Committee, S.W. Regional Development Com- mission, Association of Minnesota Counties voting delegates, S.W. MN. Private Industry Council, County Parks Designate, County Library Board, Nine County Solid Waste Task Force, Finance Com- mittee, Armory Amenities Com- mittee, Ex-officio member of Cot- tonwood County Historical Socie- ty Board of Directors, MAIN- STAY, Inc Cottonwood County Seed Capital Fund Board, Heron Lake Restoration Advistry Com- mittee, Willmar Regional Treat- ment Center Committee, S.W. The Westbrook Township Board will hold its Board of Audit Meeting, Tuesday, March 5, 1991. 8:00 p.m. in the Township Hall. Lee Bakkeri, Township Clerk MN. Initiative Fund A conference call Christopher Schiltz of Architects regarding es requested by second floor of the Schiltz will report Board regarding any costs for these change Schiltz informed the static control and will be offices in the offices have corn carpet is a part of the project. Michael Kirchmei Waste Officer, was get quotes for a new pulls the trailer used pick-up of recyclables. presently used is Kirchmeier request er for his new Thompson of the Office also expressed computer with larger pacity. It was the Board that Kirchrneier computer and new, larger memory puter. Kirchmeler ex set up a tee where he could members and the be education on the cling program. David Goblirsh, ial Dodge, Inc Financ" ants, opened bids for the $1,950 Bonds for the new bid was awarded to a of institutions including Company, Edward and Miller, Johnson Minneapolis. The was 6.7719%, $1,205,062.50; and was $1.927,575. Marlin ricer, i and authorizations approval in order to County Highway 1991. Motion by by Nelsen, roll unanimous to pass all tions. Motion by Elg, sen, unanimous vote Larson's car allowance $320 per month. Larson reviewed the and bridge projects. He 1991 priority projects. Commissioner Nels l.arson and D. Storey ing condemnation along Motion by Madson, Nelsen, unanimous same health for county retiree's paid in 1990. crease in the premium be paid by the retiree. Sheriff Ward Gaustad, Department Resources crew Sentence to Service Cottonwood Joy submitted the county's charter being provided Central Coaches of St. showed that the cost to f was $6,389.54 for five Ways will be sou COSL Auditor Mielke Application from Lake asking that the vey three parcels of land purchased by will thenbe put into ic development district. was taken at this time. There being no the meeting was p.m. s/Marvin Einertson Chairman s/Joy Storey Recording Secretary ATTEST:s/W.'R. Mie County Auditor NOTICE OF FILING DATES FOR ELECTION TO THE SCHOOL BOARD, INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 641, Walnut Grove, MN. NOTICE IS HEREffY GIVEN that the peHed for filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 641 shall begin on March 12, 1991, and shall close at 5 o'clock p.m. on March 26, 1991. The general election shall be held on Tuesday, 21, 1991. At that election, three members will be elected to the School Board for terms of three years each. Alndavita of Candidacy are available from the school district clerk, 6th and Washington, Walnut Grove, MN. The filing fee for this office is $2. A candidate for this office must be an ellgible voter, resident of the school district from which the candidate seeks elecUon for 30 days before the general elecUon, and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same primary of next ensuing general elecUon. The affidavits of candidacy must be filed in the office of the school district clerk and the filing fee paid prior to 5 o'clock p.m. on March 26, 1991. Dated: February 11, 1991. BY ORDER OF M SCHOOL BOARD Marianne Boerboom, School District Clerk NOTICE OF FILING DATES FOR TO THE SCHOOL BOARD, SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 175, Westbrook, MN. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the filing affidavits of candidacy for the office board member of Independent School 175 shall begin on March 12, 1991, and shall at 5 o'clock p.m. on March 26, 1991. The general election shall be held on May 21, 1991. At that election, two members elected to the School Board for terms of three i each. Affidavits of Candidacy are avallable school district clerk, Westbrook Elementary 344 8th Street, Westbrook, MN. 56183. The for this office is $2. A candidate for this offlee be an eligible voter, must be 21 years of on assuming office, must have been a school district from which the candidate election for 30 days before the general must have no other affidavit on file for any office at the same general election. The affidavits of candidacy must be the office of the school district clerk and the fee paid prior to 5 o'clock p.m. on March 26, Dated: February 18, 1991. BY ORDER OF M SCHOOL BOARD Bruce Jorgenson, School District Clerk