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UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 7:00 PM SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010 VILLAGE RANCH CONFERENCE ROOM COKATO, MN
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a special meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the Village Ranch Conference Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Monday, August 16, 2010.
Board Chairman Kevin Dahlman called the meeting to order at 7:40 PM.
The following members were present: Dahlman, McConkey, Tormanen, Bjork, Bender, and Linder. The following were absent: none. Members of the community and administration were also present.
The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Tormanen, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bjork, seconded by McConkey approving all consent items, which included approval of the Resignation of Tom Spudic as part time High School Art Teacher effective 7/26/2010, Request approval of 10 weeks of FMLA for Tyra Jessey from 8/23/2010 to 10/24/2010, Employment of Marlyce Bjork as a Type III Driver effective 8/16/2010, Employment of Gilbert Anderson as the Interschool Mail and Meals Route Driver effective 8/16/2010, Employment of Fall Coaches Recommended by Activities Director as listed. Motion carried unanimously
Colleen Compton, Executive Director of the Dassel-Cokato Arts Association, reported on the association and its’ activities.
Motion by Linder, seconded by McConkey approving sale of the vocational house for $28,000 plus sales tax to Steve Nolan. Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Powers reviewed the results of work on the 09-10 District Goals. Principals reported on results specific to their buildings.
Superintendent Powers reported on a new system for criminal background checks that the district is going to implement. It includes a more intensive check for employees than is currently being used.
The board moved the September Special meeting from 9-13 to 9-15.
Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 9:00 PM
Kevin Bjork, Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Oct. 18, 2010.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, AUGUST 26, 2010 DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the Dassel-Cokato Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Thursday, August 26, 2010.
Board Chairman Kevin Dahlman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Dahlman, Tormanen, Bender, McConkey and Bjork. The following were absent: Linder. Members of the administration and public were also present.
The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Linder, seconded by McConkey, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Bender, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $1,732,650.25. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Communications/Open Forum: None
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: None
Technology Report: None
MAWSECO Report: Chairman Dahlman reported on the 8-24 meeting which included: staffing, STEP program, monitoring, and budget
Community Education Report: None
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported expenditures are in line with budget through the end of the fiscal year. Business Manager Palmer also updated the board on the state aid payment delay which will result in district aid payments of over $800,000 being withheld starting September 15 and being paid back on May 30.
Superintendent’s Report: Superintendent Powers reported on: Vocational House sale, roof, ditch and track projects, new teacher orientation, ACT results, and workshop week.
Board Clerk Bjork reported that the DCRISC will be holding a ground breaking ceremony on 10-2-10 from 12:00 – 2:00.
Vice Chair Tormanen reported on the summer MSBA conference.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Tormanen approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the July 22, 2010 Regular Board Meeting and the August 16, 2010 Special Board Meeting. Wire transfers made July 30th for $200,000, August 5th for $50,000, August 10th for $500,000 and August 13th for $300,000. Personnel Items: Employment of Karen Latt as a part-time Special Needs Paraeducator at Dassel Elementary, Employment of Kim Johnson as the Middle School part-time secretary, Employment of David Nord as .5 FTE HS Art Instructor, Employment of Tonia Olsen as a part-time Title I Paraeducator at Dassel Elementary, Employment of Kelsey Anderson as a part-time Special Needs Paraeducator at Cokato Elementary, Increase in Assignment for Connie Johnson from part-time CDL #39 route drive to full AM & PM route #39 CDL driver effective 9/7/2010, Approve request of 12 weeks FMLA leave for Carissa Chap beginning approximately 11/26/2010-2/26/2011, Approve lane changes for Becky Holm from MA+15 to MA+30, for Kathy Lundeen from MA+30 to MA+45, for Mick Yanke from MA+30 to MA+45, for Eric Sawatzke from BA to BA+15, for Naomi Stelzer from BA to BA+15, Approve Assignment of Amanda Kaping as Assistant Volleyball Coach, Remove Ryan Chatterton from the fall coaching list as volunteer football coach, Approve position elimination due to student decrease for Kristen Lee as a MS Special Needs Paraeducator effective 6/7/2010, Approve Fall 2010 Community Education Instructors and Acceptance of Donations From 3M Volunteer Match Program - $250 donated to Dassel Elementary. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Linder appointing Faye Nelson, John Kaiser and Anita Harmala to the CAC beginning in September 2010. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Bjork approving changes to the following policies: 202 School Board Officers, 203.5 School Board Meeting Agenda, 205 Open Meetings and Closed Meetings, 206 Public Participation in Meetings, 207 Public Hearings, 209 Code of Ethics, 214 Out-of-State Travel by School Board Members, 404 Employment Background Checks, 406 Public and Private Personnel Data, 414 Mandated Reporting of Child Neglect or Abuse, 415 Mandated Reporting of Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults, 416 Drug and Alcohol Testing, 419 Tobacco-Free Environment, 423 Employee-Student Relationships, 425 Staff Development, 503 Student Attendance, 506 Student Discipline. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Tormanen approving an increase in the adult lunch price from $3.00 to $3.05. Motion carried unanimously
Motion by Linder, seconded by Bjork approving transportation roster of drivers for the 2010-2011 school year. Motion carried unanimously.
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato), Cokato, State of Minnesota, was duly held on Thursday, August 26, 2010, at 7:00 o’clock p.m.
Member Linder introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION CROSSOVER REFUNDING BONDS; SERIES 2010B; COVENANTING AND OBLIGATING THE DISTRICT TO BE BOUND BY AND TO USE THE PROVISIONS OF MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 126C.55 TO GUARANTEE THE PAYMENT OF THE PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST ON THE BONDS
BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato), Cokato, State of Minnesota, as follows:
1. The School Board hereby finds and declares that it is necessary and expedient for the District to sell and issue fully registered general obligation crossover refunding bonds, Series 2010B in the total aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $7,950,000 (herein, the “Bonds”). The proceeds of the Bonds will be used to crossover refund, on February 1, 2013, (i) all or a portion of the February 1, 2014 through 2023 maturities, aggregating up to $6,315,000 in principal amount, of the District’s General Obligation School Building Bonds of 2003, dated February 1, 2003, (ii) all or a portion of the February 1, 2014 through 2023 maturities, aggregating up to $1,205,000 in principal amount, of the District’s General Obligation School Building Bonds of 2004, dated February 1, 2004 as the date of original issue (the “Series 2003 and Series 2004 Bonds”) and (iii) to pay the costs of issuing the Bonds.
2. The School Board desires to proceed with the sale of the Bonds by direct negotiation to Northland Securities, Inc. (herein, “NSI”).
3. The Board Chair and the Superintendent or Business Manager are hereby authorized to approve the sale of the Bonds in an aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $7,950,000 and to execute a bond purchase agreement for the purchase of the Bonds with NSI, provided the savings are at least $400,000 and the savings meet the 3% savings test as set forth in Minnesota Statutes 475.67, subdivision 12.
4. Upon approval of the sale of the Bonds by the Board Chair and the Superintendent or Business Manager, the School Board will take action at its next regularly scheduled meeting thereafter to adopt the necessary approving resolutions as prepared by the District’s bond counsel.
5. (a) The District hereby covenants and obligates itself to notify the Commissioner of Education of a potential default in the payment of principal and interest on the Bonds and to use the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, Section 126C.55 to guarantee payment of the principal and interest on the Bonds when due. The District further covenants to deposit with the Bond Registrar or any successor paying agent three (3) days prior to the date on which a payment is due an amount sufficient to make that payment or to notify the Commissioner of Education that it will be unable to make all or a portion of that payment. The Bond Registrar for the Bonds is authorized and directed to notify the Commissioner of Education if it becomes aware of a potential default in the payment of principal or interest on the Bonds or if, on the day two (2) business days prior to the date a payment is due on the Bonds, there are insufficient funds to make that payment on deposit with the Bond Registrar. The District understands that as a result of its covenant to be bound by the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, Section 126C.55, the provisions of that section shall be binding as long as any Bonds of this issue remain outstanding.
(b) The District further covenants to comply with all procedures now or hereafter established by the Department of Management and Budget and Education of the State of Minnesota pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 126C.55, subdivision 2(c) and otherwise to take such actions as necessary to comply with that section. The chair, clerk, superintendent or business manager is authorized to execute any applicable Minnesota Department of Education forms.
6. NSI is authorized to prepare an Official Statement related to the sale of the Bonds.
7. If the Board Chair and the Superintendent or Business Manager have not approved the sale of the bonds to NSI and executed the related bond purchase agreement by December 31, 2010, this resolution shall expire.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member Bjork, and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Dahlman, Bender, Tormanen, McConkey, Linder, Bjork and the following voted against the same: None.
Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Tormanen approving a contract with Webcast America for the 2010-11 school year. Motion carried unanimously.
First Reading of Policies: 602 School Calendar, 604 Instructional Curriculum, 608 Instructional Services – Special Education. 614 Testing Plan and Procedure, 615 Testing Accommodations, Modifications, and Exemptions, 616 System Accountability, 618 Assessment of Student Achievement, 620 Credit for Learning, 701 School District Budget, 704 Inventory of Assets, 707 Transportation of Public School Students, 709 Student Transportation Safety, 711 Video Recording on Busses, 805 Waste Reduction and Recycling
Motion by Bender, seconded by McConkey approving a census count of 9,916 for the 2010-11 school year. Motion carried unanimously.
The 9-15-10 board meeting agenda will include a presentation by the district’s food service director and the FFA Parliamentary Procedure team..
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:15 PM.
Kevin Bjork, Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Oct. 18, 2010.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 7:00 PM SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 DISRICT BOARD ROOM COKATO, MN
In partnership with our communities, Dassel-Cokato Public Schools will provide all learners opportunities designed to maximize their potential and promote lifelong learning.
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a special meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the District Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Wednesday, September 15, 2010.
Board Chairman Kevin Dahlman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Dahlman, McConkey, Tormanen, Bjork, Bender, and Linder. The following were absent: none. Members of the community and administration were also present.
The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Bjork, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
The FFA Parliamentary Procedure team performed and was questioned by board members and their advisor.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Bjork accepting the low quote of $22,239.52 from Litchfield Building Center for the 2010-11 Vocational House. Chairman Dahlman allowed Nate Wilson, representing ProBuild, from Cokato to address the board. Mr. Wilson proceeded to state why he thought the board should accept his quote even though it was not the low of the three quotes. The board discussed the issue. Motion failed with the following voting in favor: Bjork, Linder, Dahlman And the following voting against: Bender, Tormanen, McConkey.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Bender accepting a quote of $22,949.05 from ProBuild for the 2010-11 Vocational House. The board discussed the issue. Motion failed with the following voting in favor: McConkey, Tormanen, Bender And the following voting against: Dahlman, Linder, Bjork.
Chairman Dahlman tabled the item until the end of the meeting.
Bernie Reinke, Food Service Director, made a presentation to the board familiarizing them with the food service program including number of meals served, components of meals, and sources of food served. The board asked questions including a discussion of how to further improve the food service program. Free breakfast for students and allowing students to buy a second entrée instead of requiring them to purchase a full second meal were discussed. The administration will look at both options and report back to the board at a later date.
Chairman Dahlman reintroduced the vocational house quotes and there was further discussion on the issue.
Motion by Bjork, seconded by Linder approving the low quote of $22,339.52 from Litchfield Building Center for the 2010-11 Vocational House. Motion passed with the following voting in favor: Bender, Tormanen, Dahlman, Linder, Bjork And the following voting against: McConkey. Motion passed.
The board discussed moving the October 11 special board meeting to October 12 because of Columbus Day the November 25 regular board meeting to November 30 because of Thanksgiving.
Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:45 PM
Kevin Bjork, Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Oct. 18, 2010.

NoticeFirst Apostolic Lutheran Congregation
The annual meeting of the First Apostolic Lutheran Congregation of Cokato will be held at the church on Sunday, October 31, 2010, starting at 9:00 am. The meeting will provide for the election of officers and the transaction of other business of the congregation. All members are urged to attend.
Chairman: Wendell Huotari
Secretary: Brad Morris
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Oct. 11, 18 and 25, 2010.

Notice of Snow Plowing
Kingston Township
Kingston Township board is looking for bids on snow plowing. Snow plowing will be at the Kingston Community Center parking lot and shoveling sidewalks with keeping doors cleared of snow. Also, all snow must be moved to the South side of the parking lot, not piled by the smaller building to the North. Send all bids to Kingston Township 35359 732nd avenue Kimball MN 55353. By November 1, 2010. Any questions call 320-398-8400.
Gail Schiefelbein / clerk
Kingston Township
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Oct. 18 and 25, 2010.

Notice of Meeting Change
Due to the General Election the Kingston Township board is changing their November 2 meeting to November 1, 2010 Monday at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the Kingston Community Center in Kingston. If you would like to be on the agenda call #398-8400 Gail Schiefelbein/clerk.
Gail Schiefelbein / clerk
Kingston Township
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Oct. 18 and 25, 2010.

NOTICE OF CITY ELECTION
CITY OF KINGSTON
To the Electors of the City of Kingston in the County of Meeker, State of Minnesota:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: that a City Election will be held in the Kingston Community Center, 30840 722nd Ave., Kingston, MN on Tuesday, the second day of November, 2010, at which the polls will be open from the hours 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the purpose of electing the following officers:
Two (2) City Council Members, four-year terms; One Mayor, two-year term; and one Treasurer, four-year term.
Robert Harms
City Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Oct. 18 and 25, 2010.

PUBLIC NOTICE
City of Dassel
Hearing to Consider Amendment to Section 52.44 Dassel City Code
The Dassel City Council will conduct a public hearing for consideration of an amendment to Dassel City Code section 52.44 User Rate Schedule of Charges. The amendment would change the applicability of sewer rate lock in for some properties.
All interested parties are encouraged to attend the meeting if they wish to be heard. A copy of the proposed amendment language is available at the office of the Dassel City Clerk for review.
This public hearing is duly called by order of the Dassel City Council.
Myles Mc Grath
Administrator-Clerk/Treasurer
City of Dassel
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Oct. 18 and 25, 2010.

DASSEL TOWNSHIP
GENERAL ELECTION NOTICE
To the voters of the Township of Dassel in the County of Meeker, State of Minnesota.
Notice is hereby given, that a General Election will be held in the Election Precinct at the Dassel History Center, 901 1st Street N, Dassel, Minnesota 55325 on Tuesday, the second (2nd) day of November, 2010, at which the polls will be open from the hour of seven (7) o’clock AM to the hour of eight (8) o’clock PM for the purpose of electing candidates for the following offices:
Federal Offices - one Representative in the United States House of Representatives in the following Congressional District 7.
State Offices - Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General.
County Offices - one County Commissioner for the 3rd Commissioner District, County Sheriff.
Karin Colberg
Dassel Township Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Oct. 18 and 25, 2010.

Notice of General Election
To the Electors of the Township of Cokato in the County of Wright, State of Minnesota.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That a General Election will be held in the Township of Cokato at the Cokato Township Hall, 14987 – 30th St. SW, Cokato, MN on Tuesday, the 2nd day of November, 2010, at which the polls will be open from the hour of seven (7) o’clock A.M., to the hour of eight (8) o’clock P.M.
Brad Morris, Clerk
Cokato Township
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Oct. 18 and 25, 2010.

NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
Notice is hereby given that a General Election will be held in the City of Cokato at the City Hall, 255 Broadway Avenue S, in said Precinct, on Tuesday, the second day of November, 2010 at which the polls will be open from the hour of seven (7) o’clock A.M. to the hour of eight (8) o’clock P.M. for the purpose of electing City, County, District, State and National officials.
CITY OFFICES
Mayor - Term of 2 years
Two Council Members - Term of 4 years.
Peggy Carlson
City Clerk, City of Cokato
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Oct. 18 and 25, 2010.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
CITY OF COKATO
WRIGHT COUNTY, MINNESOTA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special election will be held in and for the City of Cokato, Wright County, Minnesota, on Tuesday, the 2nd day of November, 2010, at which the following proposition will be submitted to the voters of the City for their approval or rejection:
CITY QUESTION NO. 1:
ISSUANCE OF BONDS BY CITY TO FINANCE PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING
Shall the City of Cokato issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $1,400,000 to finance the construction and equipping of a new Public Safety Building?
YES
NO
The polling place for said election is as follows:
City Hall, 255 Broadway Avenue South, Cokato, Minnesota
The polling place for said election will be open at 7:00 a.m. and will remain open until closing at 8:00 p.m.
Any qualified registered voter of the City is entitled to vote at said election, and any resident of the City not previously registered as a voter may register on election day.
BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL
/s/ Peggy Carlson
City Clerk
Dated: June 16, 2010.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
CITY OF COKATO
WRIGHT COUNTY, MINNESOTA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special election will be held in and for the City of Cokato, Wright County, Minnesota, on Tuesday, the 2nd day of November, 2010, at which the following proposition will be submitted to the voters of the City for their approval or rejection:
CITY QUESTION NO. 1:
WHETHER CITY SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO ISSUE SUNDAY LIQUOR LICENSES
Shall the City Council be allowed to issue on-sale licenses to restaurants, clubs, bowling centers, and hotels for the sale of intoxicating liquor on Sundays?
YES
(for license)
NO
(against license)
The polling place for said election is as follows:
City Hall, 255 Broadway Avenue South, Cokato, Minnesota
The polling place for said election will be open at 7:00 a.m. and will remain open until closing at 8:00 p.m.
Any qualified registered voter of the City is entitled to vote at said election, and any resident of the City not previously registered as a voter may register on election day.
BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL
/s/ Peggy Carlson
City Clerk
Dated: , 2010.
NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 466
(DASSEL-COKATO)
STATE OF MINNESOTA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the general election has been called and will be held in conjunction with the state general election in and for Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato), State of Minnesota, on Tuesday, the 2nd day of November, 2010, for the purpose of electing three (3) school board members for four (4) year terms. The ballot shall provide as follows:
GENERAL ELECTION
NOVEMBER 2, 2010
INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTERS
To vote, completely fill in the oval(s) next to your choice(s), like this:

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER
VOTE FOR UP TO THREE

KEVIN BJORK
RICHARD TORMANEN
REBECCA CLEMEN
NAME
NAME
NAME
write-in, if any
write-in, if any
write-in, if any
The precincts and polling places and voting hours at those polling places for this general election shall be the same as those for the state general election.
Any eligible voter residing in the school district may vote at said election at the polling place designated for the precinct in which he or she resides.
A voter must be registered to vote to be eligible to vote in this election. An unregistered individual may register to vote at the polling place on election day.
Dated: AUGUST 20, 2010 BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
/s/ KEVIN BJORK
School District Clerk
Independent School District No. 466
(Dassel-Cokato)
State of Minnesota

Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Oct. 18 and 25, 2010.