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m IC Ices "<~. ~ x~ ".~:~.~"'~ ~ '~ x -~- ~. ============================================================================================== Westbrook Public School Regular Meeting March 18, 1991 The regular meeting of the Westbrook Board of Education was held March 18, 1991 in the Supt,fBoard room at 7:30 p.m. Members present were Gene Kronback, Patricia Spielman, Jim Schmidt, Dennis Timgren, Bruce Jorgenson, Jeffrey Cassel and Jim Christensen. Also present were Supt. Kjorness, Prin. Graves, Prin. Richards, Tom Merchant and Glen Shaw. Motion by Timgren seconded by Spielman to approve the minutes of the February 18th board meeting. Motion carried. Motion by Timgren seconded by Schmidt to approve the amended agenda. Motion carried. Motion by Jorgenson seconded by Spielman to approve the claims and accounts. Motion carried. Glen Shaw representing ECSU discussed the programs that the Westbrook School District uses through ECSU and the 20 - 30% Florence Stacy -and John Michelson were artists in residence at the elementary schools. Jim Schmidt discussed the sprinkler system in the baseball and football fields. The administration discussed some of the items that may be put on a school auction. Supt. Kjorness discussed some possible savings for the upcoming school year that could amount to $20,000.00 The district has lost an appeal on an unemployment claim. Supt. Kjorness submitted the realignment for the MSHSL involving basketball and volle) oall. Motion by Schmidt seconded by Cassel to approve the following ECSU contracts: ECSU Membership $1,269.24 Management Infor. Serv. 3,153.40 Special Education 10,585.90 Media Services 2,137.30 Coop Purchasing 400.00. Health & Safety 2,337.95 Walnut Grove Public School Regular Meeting March 11, 1991 Tile regular board meeting of the Walnut Grove Independent School District #641 was called to order by Chairman Knott at 9:15 p.m. on Monday, March 1 I, 1991. The following members were present: Aden Knott, Bruce Johnson, Fran VanDeWiele, Marianne Boerboom and Richard Swanson. Director Kerry Knakmuhs and Jeff Bertschi were absent. Also present was Superintendent Wiemers. Motion that the minutes of the regular board meeting held on February 11, 1991 be approved as presented, carried unanimously. Motion that the board bills and payroll checks be approved, carried unanimously. The Facilities Conditions Inventory as completed by the SW/WC ECSU and filed with the Minnesota Department of Education was "reviewed by the board. Superintendent Wiemers informed the school board that a purchase order had been issued to Benedicts Refrigeration Service for a 72 cubic foot stainless steel freezer with three doors at a cost of $2950. savings that is received. The Several considerations for possibility of more pairing and Total $19,883.79building and ground improvement sharing in the future was discussed were recommended by board and what d rection education in Motion carded. Minnesota is headed. Motion by Jorgenson seconded members. Motion that the Independent Supt. Kjomess presented a list of by CasseV[o close school March 21 School District #641 accept the spring classes to be offered through and 22 for state tournament play Amendment to Promissory Note community education, and make it up March 28 and May with the U.S. Environmental Supt. Kjorness noted there will 31. Motion carried. Protection Agency to a reduced be a pairing and sharing meeting in Prin. Graves noted chat theamount of loan to read $45,491.50 Walnut Grove with Storden/Jeffers Westbrook Walnut Grove districts on April 19th at 5:00 p.m. Thesubmitted a joint Chapter I from $132,603.00. Said note to be repaid at a minimum yearly education associations of application to the state for payment of $2,500:00, carried Westbrook, Walnut Grove, $109,239.00 which was approved, unanimously. Storden/Jeffers, Sanborn and The Walnut Grove district is The proposed salary for Middle Lamberton have continued to meet and discuss further pairing and sharing. The middle school concert was well attended and went very well. The board members had discussed a middle school report at the joint board meeting. The basketball team and cheerleaders will visit the middle school before leaving for the state tournament. Prin. Richards gave a high school report and discussed the following items: 1) The Magnet Arts proposal was discussed including letters from Sen. Vickerman and Rep. Winter. 2) The senior class trip to Denver on May 17 has a few plans that must be finalized. The class is within $800 of it's goal and 50% of the students are going, 3) Plans for the basketball team were discussed. 4) Final 9i -92 Class selections will be made by the end of March. 5) A Fine Arts Banquet is being planned for May 5th. 6) Stephanie Kjorness was selected female region two Triple A Award winner. 7) A PER meeting is planned for March 28th. 8) Driving during school hours has decreased. Prin. Graves noted that grades 1 - 4 have been finl er printed. willing to sell the bus Westbrook has been renting. The board directed the administration to negotiate a price for approval. There will be a pork chop dinner by the Legion at noon on Sunday and a welcome home honoring the basketball team at 2:00 p.m. in the high school gym. The administration also handed out ticket and bus information concerning the state tournament games. The board wished the team good luck in the upcoming tournament School Speech, Memory Book and Music of $300.00 each was agreed to with proposal to be made to WGEA Negotiation Committee. Mr. Johnson and Mr. VanDeWiele gave a brief report and comments on the Appeal Court Hearing for Greg Dallmann, various negotiation concerns and the meeting of the board committees with Storden Jeffers, and Westbrook Walnut Grove. Other items of which were reviewed included varioug school reorganization proposals, Art Grant application, High School Principal games. Richard's report and various Jim Schmidt will be attending meetings and dates. the annual ECSU meeting in The inlzoduction ofa 7th and Rlh Marshall, April 16th. .- grade baseball program was Gene Kronback and Dennis approved if coaches, fields and Tirngren have both re filed for the other necessary requirements were school board, met. Spielman updated the board on a Middle school activities also couple of bills that are currently discussed were proposed before the legislature in St. Paul. greenhouse built from tires, Motion by Timgren seconded by parent's meetings, science parent's Schmidt to adjourn. Motion meeting and sale of bus #1 to . carried. Westbrook. No action was taken. Bruce Jorgenson Clerk SENTINEL & TRIBUNE 10 Walnut Grove - Westbrook, MN - Wednesday, April 17, 1991 III I I I H I I OFFICIAL PUBLICATION Memorial Fund. A plaque will be mace and Bonds as presented by COTTONWOOD COUNTY, MN mounted on a free standing pole Vetter Johnson Architects. MARCH 13, 1991 and a spoilight will be located on a David Thompson, Bnvironmen- The Cottonwood County Board lamp post to light the flag 24 hours tal Director, informed the Board of Commissioners met in regular a day. Peterson was given authod- that a public hearing on the Cot- session on Wednesday, March 13, ty to proceed with this projcgL tonwood Lake Annexation would 1991. Present were Commission- Steve Kallin, U.S. Fish and be held on March 25 at 7:00 p.m. ers Marvin Einertson, Kei Mad- Wildlife Service COSFWS), metat the Wisdom City Cmmcil son, Marlowe Nelsen, Frank C. with the Board to request aJ proval Chambers. Jungas and Kenneth EIg; County for the acquisition of a nowage Michael Kirchmeier, Solid Auditor W. R. Mielke; County easement agreement between Waste Officer, discussed various Attorney L. Douglas Storey; and USFWS and Terry D. Quiring ofitems with the Board. Commissioners" Secretary Joy rural Storden. With approval of 1) Motion by Nelsen, second by Storey. this easement, a 150 acre wetland Madsou, unanimous vote to pro- Chairman Einertson called the and wildlife area would be re- claim April 22, 1991 EARTH meeting to order at 9:15 a.m. and stored. Motion by Madson, second DAY. Kirchmeier will encourage called for additional agenda, by Nelsen, unanimous vote to those who have not picked up their Dale Elston and Francis Bartosh approve the acquisition, green recycling containea to do so of Springfield Township informed The Board questioned Kallin for EARTH DAY. the Board that the stone house at about what USFWS is doing to 2) Kirchmeier contacted the Pat's Grove is badly in need of repair. Representatives of o4he County Board, the Township tions are granted. Kallin explained would be available to assist with Board and David Thompson, Park's Director, will meet at Pat's Grove this spring to assess the repairs needed. Motion by Jungas, second by rig, unanimous vote to withhold the 1991 allocation to Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council until there has been an explanation as to the withdrawal of a grant to the Mountain Lake Choral Society. Marlin Larson, County Highway Engineer, received notice from Minnesota Counties Insurance Trust that the county should have a compensate counties for lost real estate taxes when these acquisi- Court Services Officer " Elaine Lolkus to see if any juveniles in detail and stated that USFWS is hopeful these payments in lieu of taxes will continue to increase and apwoach 100% of lost taxes in the near future. Motion by Mndson, second by rig, unanimous vote to approve payment of a bill to Baldridge Architects in the sum of $1,480.00 for architectural services rendered through Fcbru ] 22, contingent upon getting satisfaction from Baldridge that t.he county will not be paying for errors made by the architects on the elevator/remodel- ing project. the separation of recyclables. Lolkus approved this idea and stated that the juveniles would onlX be able to work on Saturdays until summer. 3) Motion by Madson, sec d by Nelsen, unaninaous vote to enter into a Contract for Services dth Kirchmeier to have him draft the county's Solid Waste Manage- meat SCORE amendment by April 1, 1991 at a compensation of $2.500. This work must be corn- by Kirchmeier on his own Motion by Neisen. second by snow plowing policy setting out Motion by rig, second by Jun-Jungas, unanimous vote to ap- which roads have priority and gas, unanimous vote to approve prove payment of $161,946.00 to what hours the snow plows will payment of a $9,660.70 Equip-Buhler Construction Company of run under reduced budgets. No action was taken. Larson inquired as to whether the count ,'.s 1977 Dodge 15 pas- senger van can be sold. He has had an offer to purchase it. Joy will check with MN/DOT to see if they helped purchase the van and. therefore, must approve the sale. Motion by Jungas, second by FAg, unanimous vote to approve the Warrant List in the following total amounts: County Revenue Fund $37,279.61 Road and Bridge Fund $24,668.66 Courthouse Remodeling Fund $320.00 Mary Lou Peterson r .that approximately $400 has been col- lected for the Bennie Thompson ment Agreement with AT&T for new equipment, wiring, imudla- tion, etc. necessitated by the re. modeling project and relocation of offices. Steven Johnson, Vetter Johnson Architects, and Sheriff Ward met with the Board to present detailed plans for the new Law Enforce- merit Center. Johnson also present- ed samples of brick, mortar, car- pet, tile, window framing, etc for the Board's consideration. Johnson informed the Board that they would have to purchase a constr.ction insurance policy. Motion by Madson, second by Elg, unanimous vote to approve the Owner's Instruction for Insur- Butterfield for continued work on the elevator/remodeling project. Motion by Madson, second by EIg, unanimous vote to approve the first quarter payment of $8,438.04 to the University of Minnesota Extension Service for agent's salaries for 1991. Motion by Jungas, second by Mad.son, unanimous vote to ap- prove payment of 1991 National Association of Counties dues in the amount of $270. There being no fm-d t be w , the meeting was adjourned at 3:10 p.m. s/Marvin Einemon, Chairman s/Joy Storey, Recording Sec. ATFEST: R. Mielke, Coenty Auditor IDS-641 - March Disbursements: General Fund $99,634.87 Food Service 5,697.88 Transportation 8,346.44 Community Service 1,436.75 Capital Outlay 2,411.00 Chapter I Funds 3,808. I 1 Motion that the meeting be adjourned. Marianne C. Boerboom, Clerk Dr. F. E. Robinson 271 3rd Street TRACY, MINNESOTA 56175 PHONE 629-3630 Hours: Mon Tues Thurs Fri, 7-12, I-5 Wed. & 8st. Chiropractic care now included under Westbrook Municipal Utilities Westbrook, MN. Year ended December 31, 1990 OPERATING REVENUES Sales to consumers Municipal sales Interdepartmental sales Penalties TOTAL OPERATING REVENUES 1990 $ 368 235 5 539 10 353 3 45Q 387 57~ OPERATING EXPENSES Production plant Operation salaries Supplies and expenses Purchased power Total production plant 12 601 13 903 188 20~ Distribution system Distribution salaries Supplies and expenses Air hammer Total distribution system 14 537 3 686 349 18 572 Customer accounts Meter reading salaries Accounting salaries Total customer accounts 3 042 16 82Q Administrative and general Office supplies and expense Outside services Insurance Telephone Employee benefits Miscellaneous expense Transportation Heating gas Meeting expense Commission salaries Cable T.V. expense Total administrative and general 3 405 532 :s3 264 8 654 6 892 1 951 1 725 2 460 960 30 Depreciation expense TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES ~8 930 OPERATING INCOME 67 71~ NONOPER TI : &EVENUES(EXPENSES) Interest income Miscellaneous income Rental income TOTAL NONOPERATINO REVENUES (EXPENSES) 41 219 1 002 3 014 45 235 INCOME BEFORE OPERATING TRANSFERS OPERATING TRANSFERS Transfers to City of Westbrook TOTAL OPERATING TRANSFERS o0o) (24 o0 ) NET INCOME RETAINED EARNINGS, RETAINED EARNINGS, BEGINNING OF YEAR END OF YEAR 88 951 I 179 971 Lt3 U Year ended December 31, 1990 OPERATING REVENUES Metered sales Bulk sales Penalties $ 58 970 3 420 - 43.q TOTAL OPERATING REVENUES OPERATING EXPENSES Water pumping Operation salaries Supplies and expenses Power for pumping Total water pumping 11 341 15 962 Distribution system Distribution salaries Supplies and expenses Total distribution system 5 395 Customer accounts Meter reading salarles Accounting salarles Total customer accounts 1 014 Administrative and general Outside services Insurance Telephone Employee benefits Miscellaneous general expense Commission salarles Total administrative and general 334" 1 291 360 5 023 157 Depreciation expense TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE OPERATING LOSS NONQPERATING REVENUES (EXPENSES) Miscellaneofis income , TOTAL NONOPERATING REVENUES (EXPENSES) NET LOSS (16 067) RETAINED EARNINGS, BEGINNING OF YLXR RETAINED EARNINGS, END OF YEAR