Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

MINUTES OF

THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

SCHOOL DISTRICT #424,

LESTER PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA

Monday, December 19, 2005

A continuation of the Truth in Taxation Hearing and a regular meeting of the Board of Education of District #424, Lester Prairie, McLeod County, Minnesota were held on Monday, December 19, 2005 in the Media Center.

Board members present were Chairman Fred Blaser, Vice-Chairman Chester Hoernemann, Treasurer Robert Carlson, Clerk Jeff Hecksel, Director Jim Jorgenson and Director Melissa Williams. Superintendent Joe Miller was present. Pam Lukens, K-12 principal and Ron Erpenbach, secondary principal/AD were not present. Members of the public present included Kim DeBruyckere and Cathy Houg. Ryan Gueningsman of the Herald Journal also attended.

Chairman Fred Blaser called the continued Truth in Taxation Hearing to order at 6:30 p.m. There were no questions or concerns from those present. The Truth in Taxation Hearing was adjourned at 6:40 p.m.

The regular December Board meeting was then called to order at 6:40. Welcome was given by Chairman Blaser to public and guests.

Vice-Chairman Hoernemann led The Pledge of Allegiance.

A motion was made by Carlson and seconded by Hecksel to approve the consent agenda, approve the minutes of the regular meeting on November 21, 2005, and to pay 2005-2006 bills in the amount of $121,905. Motion carried 6-0.

The Board received no new communications. Mr. Miller received a letter of official notification of Statutory Operating Debt (S.O.D.)

During the Good News section, congratulations were given to Mr. Rue and Mrs. Cederstrom and all the students for the great job they did at the wonderful elementary and secondary music concerts.

No one spoke during the open dialogue portion of the meeting.

Administrative reports were given. (Please refer to their notes given at the meeting on file in the District Office.)

A motion was made by Hoernemann, seconded by Jorgenson to approve the summary of the Board Retreat of Dec. 7, 2005. Motion carried 6-0.

There were no Nonresident Agreements presented for approval at the meeting.

A motion was made by Hoernemann and seconded by Carlson to approve personnel contracts. Result of the vote was 5-1. A voice vote was required and resulted in the following: Hecksel-yes, Carlson-yes, Hoernemann-yes,Blaser-yes, Jorgenson-yes, and Williams-No. Motion carried 5-1.

Carlson made a motion and Hoernemann seconded it to approve the levy limitation and certification 2005 payable 2006 resolution. A roll call vote was required and resulted in the following: Hecksel-yes, Williams-yes, Blaser-yes, Jorgenson-yes, Carlson-yes, Hoernemann-yes. Motion carried 6-0.

Motion by Williams, seconded by Carlson to approve the revised budget. Motion carried 6-0.

A motion was made by Hoernemann, seconded by Carlson to approve the Statutory Debt Plan (S.O.D.) Motion carried 6-0.

The Motion for adoption of the resolution for Statutory Operating Debt Recovery was made by Carlson and seconded by Hoernemann. A roll call vote was required and resulted in the following: Hecksel-yes, Carlson-yes, Hoernemann-yes, Blaser-yes, Williams-yes, and Jorgenson-yes. Motion carried 6-0.

There were no updates on Board committee reports.

Motion by Williams, seconded by Carlson to approve the date of January 18, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. for the Board reorganization meeting and regular Board meeting. Motion carried with a unanimous vote.

The meeting adjourned at 7:53 p.m.

Jeff Hecksel,

Clerk – District #424

Published in the Herald Journal Jan. 23, 2006.


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