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New public notices published in the issue of Aug. 11, 2014
City of Cokato
Annual Disclosure of Tax Increment Districts for the Year Ended December 31, 2013
TIF District Name: Development District 2-4 [Multi-Family (#54)] TIF 4-5
[Centra Sota]
Current net tax capacity 7,250 18,422
Original net tax capacity 454 6,972
Captured net tax capacity 6,796 11,450
Principal and interest payments due during current year 77,467 9,000
Tax increment received 6,218 12,912
Tax increment expended 6,218 23,290
Month and year of first tax increment receipt July 1991 July 2008
Date of required decertification 12-31-2016 12-31-2033


Additional information regarding each district may be obtained from:
Don Levens, Administrator
Box 1030, Cokato, MN 55321
(320) 286-5505
cityclerk@cokato.mn.us
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Aug. 11, 2014.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, JUNE 26, 2014 DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
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 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, June 26, 2014.
Chairman Bjork called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Tormanen, Bjork, Linder, and Bender. The following were absent: McConkey. Members of the administration and public were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Clemen, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Russell A. Johnson Courtesy and Respect Award for May was given to Zach Martin, son of Greg Martin and Kristi Hoffman of Dassel & Hutchinson.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Clemen, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $1,518,756.48. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: None
Technology Report: None
MAWSECO Report: Tormanen provided a written report on the 5/28 and 6/24 MAWSECO Board meetings.
Community Education Report: None
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported expenditures are in line with budget through the end of the twelfth month of the fiscal year and reviewed the investment report with the board.
Superintendent’s Report – Superintendent Powers reported: hiring update, special meeting options, and school safety.
DCRISC - None
SEE – Bender provided a written report on the 6/11 Regional meeting.
Dc Trail Committee – Bender provided a written report on the 6/23 meeting.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by McConkey, approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the May 22, 2014 Regular Board Meeting and the June 9, 2014 Special Meeting. Approval of Wire transfers made on May 23rd for $125,000, May 30th for $350,000, June 10th for $30,000 and June 13th for $900,000. Personnel Items: Resignation of Alisa Johnson as Middle School Dean of Students, Resignation of Stephanie Corbin as the District Office Food Service Secretary and teacher sub caller, Resignation of Mary Carlen as a Middle School Kitchen Assistant, Resignation of Megan Hagberg as a Dassel-Cokato Elementary Music
Instructor effective 6/12/2014, Resignation of Tony Dehler as 8th grade girls basketball coach, Resignation of Kristina Raisanen as a HS Media Center Paraeducator 6/4/2014, Resignation of Zachary Grewe as a HS Special Needs Paraeducator 6/4/2014, Resignation of Anne Kivisto as a Dassel Elementary School Special Needs Paraeducator effective 6/4/2014, Resignation of Jane Ryan as the Early Childhood Programs Coordinator 8/1/2014
Increase in Hours for Elaine Schaefer as a HS Kitchen Assistant, Re-Assignment of Rachel Franklin to Dassel Elementary as a Teacher, Re-Assignment of Ryan Weinandt to Middle School Dean of Students, Re-Assignment of Brian Franklin to Cokato Elementary as the Elementary Principal 7/1/14, Re-Assignment of Anna Reedy to the High School as an English Instructor, Employment of Alisa Johnson as the Middle School Principal effective 7/1/2014, Employment of Ron Hungerford as a HS Media Center Paraeducator , Employment of Stephanie Corbin as the Dassel Elementary Administrative Secretary effective 8/4/2014, Employment of Heidi Kelly as a Dassel Elementary Kindergarten Instructor, Employment of Christine Bobrowske as a Cokato Elementary Kindergarten Instructor, Employment of Tonya Jenkins as a Cokato Elementary 2nd Grade Instructor, Employment of Laura Eastling as a Cokato Elementary 2nd Grade Instructor, Employment of Deborah Kinny as the Middle School Special Education Instructor, Employment of Hiedi Taina as a Dassel Elementary PT Kitchen Assistant, Employment of Wendy Simonson as a Middle School PT Kitchen Assistant, Employment of Mary Russell as a High School PT Kitchen Assistant, Request Approval of up to 8 weeks Child Care leave for Kelly Klima beginning approximately 9/8/2014, Approval of List of Summer 2014 Community Education Instructors and Approve Transportation Contracts for Schendel and Mendiola. Acceptance of Donations: From DC FFA Alumni – $1,350 for FFA State competitor fees, From Holt Motors, Inc. - $1,000 to scholarship fund in memory of Ralph Holt, From Cokato Rotary – $150 to the summer work program for ALC/FOCUS students, From AgStar Financial Services - $2,950 grant to the small gas engines program at the HS (applied for by Eric Sawatzke), From Joelle Woetzel - $100 to Dassel Elementary, From American Time & Signal - $500 to scholarship fund, From Cokato Dairy Queen - $389 to Dassel Elementary, From Cokato Dairy Queen - $389 to Cokato Elementary, From MN Historical Society - $80 for High School field trip, From Mary Ann Ryan - $2,000 for High School choir robes, Motion carried unanimously.
The board discussed funding options based upon 2014 legislative changes. They decided to opt into the $300.00 / pupil LOR.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by McConkey, approving the 2014-15 Budget. Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Powers gave an update on the kindergarten building project.
Activities Director Thinesen presented the option of providing punch passes for events beginning in the fall. The board supported this addition.
Transportation Coordinator Carlen presented a change in transportation for ECSE students which involves moving away from mini-vans and utilizing busses. The board supported this change.
Motion by Tormanen, second by Bender, approving Brian Franklin as LEA Representative for Title Grants. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Clemen, approving the 2014-15 Health and Safety Budget. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by McConkey, reviewing and approving Policy #807 District Health and Safety Plan. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Clemen, granting continuing contract to Angela Lauderbaugh, Carol Impola, Nancy Madsen, and Beth Gerholz. Motion carried unanimously.
Board Members were reminded to find a representative for the Curriculum Advisory Council by the August 28 board meeting.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Bender, approving a trip by FFA to the 2014 Nation Convention. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Clemen, approving a one year contract with IEA for Health and Safety Consulting Services. Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Powers presented 2014-15 goals for a first reading.
Motion by Linder, seconded by McConkey, approving the teacher evaluation and review process. Motion carried unanimously.
Member Bender introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING DATES
FOR FILING AFFIDAVITS OF CANDIDACY
BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466, State of Minnesota, as follows:
1. The period for filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 466 shall begin on July 29, 2014 and shall close on August 12, 2014. An affidavit of candidacy must be filed in the office of the school district clerk and the $2 filing fee paid prior to 5:00 o’clock p.m. on August 12, 2014.
2. The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause notice of said filing dates to be published in the official newspaper of the district, at least two (2) weeks prior to the first day to file affidavits of candidacy.
3. The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause notice of said filing dates to be posted at the administrative offices of the school district at least ten (10) days prior to the first day to file affidavits of candidacy.
4. The notice of said filing dates shall be in substantially the following form:
NOTICE OF FILING DATES FOR ELECTION TO THE SCHOOL BOARD
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 466
(DASSEL-COKATO)
STATE OF MINNESOTA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the period for filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 466 shall begin on July 29, 2014, and shall close at 5:00 o’clock p.m. on August 12, 2014.
The general election shall be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. At that election, three (3) members will be elected to the School Board for terms of four (4) years each.
Affidavits of Candidacy are available from the school district clerk, 4852 Reardon Avenue SW, Suite 1700, Cokato, MN 55321-1700. The filing fee for this office is $2. A candidate for this office must be an eligible voter, must be 21 years of age or more on assuming office, must have been a resident of the school district from which the candidate seeks election for thirty (30) days before the general election, and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same primary or general election.
The affidavits of candidacy must be filed in the office of the school district clerk and the filing fee paid prior to 5:00 o’clock p.m. on August 12, 2014.
Dated: June 26, 2014 BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
/s/ Irene Bender
School District Clerk
Independent School District No. 466
(Dassel-Cokato)
State of Minnesota
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Tormanen. On a roll call vote, the following voted in favor: Bjork, Tormanen, Clemen, Linder, McConkey, Bender and the following voted against: None, whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by McConkey, approving an ABE Contract with the Glacial Lakes Consortium for 2014-15. Motion carried unanimously.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:00 PM.
/s/ Irene Bender, Clerk
This document is available in the following formats upon request: Braille, Large Print, Audio Cassette Tape, and Computer Disk. Please call (320-286-4100) for more information or to request a copy.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Aug. 11, 2014.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
7:00 PM SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, JUNE 9, 2014 DASSEL-COKATO MIDDLE SCHOOL COMMONS
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 Dassel-Cokato Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Monday, June 9, 2014.
Chairman Bjork called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Tormanen, Linder, McConkey, Bjork and Bender. The following were absent: none. Members of the administration and public were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Bender, seconded by McConkey, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Dr. Bruce Miles from Big River Group, LLC presented a summary of the Success Indicator Survey data and answered some questions from the board.
Business Manager Palmer presented the 2014-15 budget for a first reading.
The board discussed funding options based upon changes made by the 2014 State Legislature and decided to finalize the discussion on 6/26.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:18 PM.
/s/ Irene Bender, Clerk
This document is available in the following formats upon request: Braille, Large Print, Audio Cassette Tape, and Computer Disk. Please call (320-286-4100) for more information or to request a copy.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Aug. 11, 2014.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, MAY 22, 2014 DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
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 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, May 22, 2014.
Chairman Bjork called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Tormanen, Bjork, Linder, and Bender. The following were absent: McConkey. Members of the administration and public were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by Tormanen, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Russell A. Johnson Courtesy and Respect Awards were given to March and April recipients.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Clemen, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $1,870,736.94. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: None
Technology Report: None
MAWSECO Report: None
Community Education Report: Clemen provided a written report on the May 1 Community Education Advisory Meeting.
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported expenditures are in line with budget through the end of the eleventh month of the fiscal year and reviewed the investment report with the board.
Superintendent’s Report – Superintendent Powers reported: 2014 Legislative Session, Jeans for Troops, and the HS Service Learning Day
DCRISC - None
SEE – None
Dc Trail Committee – Bender reported on the April 29 meeting
Student Report – Student Representative Marschall reported on: spring sports, service learning, prom, and spring events.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by McConkey approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the April 24, 2014 Regular Board Meeting and the May 12, 2014 Special Board Meeting. Approval of Wire transfers made on April 25th for $100,000, April 30th for $560,000, May 9th for $200,000 and May
15th for $775,000. Personnel Items: Re-Assignment of Stephanie Caron to ECSE .8 FTE Teacher effective 2014-15, Increased assignment for Andy Hegdahl from .833 to 1.0 FTE HS Science Instructor effective 2014-2015, Request Approval of up to 12 weeks FMLA Leave of Absence for Melissa Rudebusch beginning approximately 9/11/2014, Request Approval of a Child Care Leave for Jennifer Todnem from 8/4/2014 to 9/18/2014 full time and then part time AM shift from 9/19/2014 to 10/30/2014, Employment of Ben Michel as a substitute CDL driver, Employment of Krista Tri as the Summer ESY Speech Language Pathologist, Employment of Jenny Pierce as a High School English Language Arts Teacher, Employment of Patrick Schuette as a High School/ALC Science Teacher, Employment of Beth Gerholz as a Cokato Elementary 1st grade Teacher, Employment of Kelly Klima as a EBD Special Education Instructor at Dassel, Employment of Jenna Davis as a DCD Special Education Instructor at Cokato, Resignation of Alison Conely as Dassel Elementary 2nd grade Teacher effective 6/5/2014, Resignation of Stephanie Schlangen as a HS English Teacher and Coach effective 6/5/2014, Resignation of Sheila Paulson as a HS kitchen Assistant effective 6/5/2014, Resignation of Kristy Breault as a CDL Bus Driver effective 5/6/2014, Retirement/Resignation of Marlyce Erickson as Dassel Elementary’s Administrative Secretary effective 6/17/2014, Resignation of Kari Amundson as HS Media Center Paraeducator effective 6/4/2014, Retirement/Resignation of Sandy Kraemer as a Dassel Elementary Special Needs Paraeducator effective 5/30/2014, Resignation of Lynne Hasty as a Dassel Elementary Special Needs Paraeducator effective 6/4/2014, Approval of lane change for Angela Lauderbaugh from MA+30 to MA+45, Approval of lane change for Kathy Athmann from BA+75 to MA, Resignation of Simone Lenssing as District’s English as a Second Language Instructor, Resignation of Bill Berning as a Middle School Special Education Instructor, Resignation of Sandi Arndt as the Cokato Elementary Principal effective 6/30/2014, Resignation of Carol Janckila as a Kitchen Assistant at Dassel Elementary effective 6/6/14. Acceptance of Donations: From Cokato Dairy Queen - $256.50 to Dassel Elementary, Cokato Dairy Queen - $256.50 to Cokato Elementary, DC Music Boosters – $1,150.54 for drumline uniforms, MN Association for Health Physical Education, Recreations & Dance - $500 grant for Cokato Elementary phy ed program (applied for by Stacy Sorgatz), DC Basketball Association - $100 for Middle School media center, Darwin Rod & Gun Club - $500 for trapshooting program, Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund – $5,100 grant for HS Business Department (applied for by Neil Schlagel), Donations for Dassel Elementary bike rally: $100 from Country Gallery, $50 from Snap Fitness, $200 from JR Oil, $100 from Cokato Motor Sales, $200 from Cokato-Dassel Lions, $100 from Charger Chiropractic, From MS Student Council - $400 to purchase televisions for lunchroom,From Centra Sota Cooperative-Cokato – 20 gallons of herbicide to FFA program, From American Legion Post No. 364 Dassel - $200 to scholarship fund. Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Powers gave a progress report on the All Day Every Day Kindergarten project.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by McConkey, adopting Policy #503 Student Attendance. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Tormanen, second by Bender, approving the 14-15 Capital Plan. Motion carried unanimously.
Member Clemen introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION
AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT
OF Tammy Boltz, A PROBATIONARY TEACHER.
WHEREAS, Tammy Boltz is a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.466.
BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466 that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 5, that the teaching contract of Tammy Boltz, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.466, is hereby terminated at the close of the current 2013 - 2014 school year.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding termination and non-renewal of their contract as provided by law, and that said notice shall be in substantially the following form:
NOTICE OF TERMINATION
AND NON-RENEWAL
Mr./Ms. :
Dear Mr./Ms. :
You are hereby notified that at a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 466 held on May 22, 2014, a resolution was adopted by a majority roll call vote to terminate your contract effective at the end of the current school year. Said action of the board is taken pursuant to M.S. 122A.40, Subd. 5.
Yours very truly,
SCHOOL BOARD OF
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 466
/s/ Clerk of the School Board
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Tormanen and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Clemen, Tormanen, McConkey, Bjork, Bender, Linder and the following voted against the same: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Member Clemen introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF Beth Gerholz, A PROBATIONARY TEACHER.
WHEREAS, Beth Gerholz is a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.466.
BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466 that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 5, that the teaching contract of Beth Gerholz, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.466, is hereby terminated at the close of the current 2013 - 2014 school year.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding termination and non-renewal of their contract as provided by law, and that said notice shall be in substantially the following form:
NOTICE OF TERMINATION
AND NON-RENEWAL
Mr./Ms.
Dear Mr./Ms.:
You are hereby notified that at a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 466 held on May 22, 2014, a resolution was adopted by a majority roll call vote to terminate your contract effective at the end of the current school year. Said action of the board is taken pursuant to M.S. 122A.40, Subd. 5.
Yours very truly,
SCHOOL BOARD OF
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 466
/s/ Clerk of the School Board
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Tormanen and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Tormanen, Clemen, Bjork, Linder, McConkey, Bender and the following voted against the same: None, whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Clemen, approving sale of the vocational house to Ryan and Sarah Nelson for $38,651.99 plus sales tax. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Tormanen, adopting Family and Consumer Science Curriculum and materials. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Linder, adopting K-12 Media Curriculum and materials. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by McConkey, opening 8th Grade to open enrollment. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Clemen, approving a resolution for membership in the Minnesota State High School League for 2014-15. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by McConkey, approving the low based bid from Brennen Companies of Mankato for the kindergarten project and approving alternates 1 (Garland Roof) and 2 (wall tile). Motion carried unanimously.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM.
/s/ Irene Bender, Clerk
This document is available in the following formats upon request: Braille, Large Print, Audio Cassette Tape, and Computer Disk. Please call (320-286-4100) for more information or to request a copy.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Aug. 11, 2014.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, JULY 24, 2014 DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
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 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, July 24, 2014.
Chairman Bjork called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Tormanen, Bjork, Linder, McConkey and Bender. The following were absent: None.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Linder, seconded by McConkey, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Tormanen, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $1,386,688.68. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: None
Technology Report: None
MAWSECO Report: Tormanen provided a written report on the 7/22 MAWSECO Board meeting.
Community Education Report: None
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported expenditures are in line with budget through the end of the twelfth month of the fiscal year and reviewed the investment report with the board. Business Manager Palmer reported after the third MARSS submission for 2013-14, ADM is at 2,202. The budget is based on 2,197 ADM.
Superintendent’s Report – Superintendent Powers reported: ELL position, hiring update, and outdoor summer projects.
DCRISC - None
SEE – None
DC Trail Committee – Bender provided a written report on the “Pave the Way” campaign.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by McConkey, approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the June 26, 2014 Regular Board Meeting. Approval of Wire transfers made on on June 27th for $140,000, June 30th for $795,000, July 2nd for $100,000, July 9th for $125,000, July
10th for $275,000, and July 15th for $645,000. Personnel Items: Approval of the 2014 List of Fall Coaching Assignments, Resignation of Libby Bayuk as Pool Manager effective 12/31/2014, Resignation of Mary Myers-Reinarts as PS and ECFE Teacher effective 7/1/2014, Resignation of Bonnie Durdahl as High School Kitchen Assistant effective 6/30/2014, Employment of Cheyann Schimmelpfenning as 1⁄2 Time Kindergarten Teacher at Cokato Elementary, Employment of Megan Murphy as .95 FTE Elementary Music Teacher. Acceptance of Donations: From 3M Foundation – $1,500 for Middle School math league (applied for by Elizabeth Niemela), Cokato American Legion - $250 to Marching Band program, Joe and Jennifer Mader – $300 to the Football program, Central MN Arts Board - $5,000 grant for the Community Theatre program (applied for by Colleen Compton), SW MN Arts & Humanities Council - $1,190 grant for the Youth Enrichment program (applied for by Colleen Compton), DC Swim Boosters - $4,300 for starting blocks in the pool, DC Area Swim Club - $1,000 for starting blocks in the pool, DCL Boys Swim Boosters - $3,300 for starting blocks in the pool, DC Football Boosters - $1,000 for youth football helmets. Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Powers gave an update on the Kindergarten building project.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by McConkey approving the 2014-15 District goals which are: Communication, Continued Progress in PLC and RtI Initiatives, Increase PreK enrollment, and Expand Career and Technical Education (CTE) programming for High School students. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Clemen, second by McConkey, approving Martha Konitzer, Deb Seaberg, and Wendy Jerdy as CAC members. Motion carried unanimously.
Member Bender introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A NEW
BOARD APPROVED REFERENDUM AUTHORITY
BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466, State of Minnesota, as follows:
1. Current Authority. The District has no current voter approved referendum authority.
2. Approval of New Authority. Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 126C.17, subdivision 9a, the Board hereby determines to authorize a new Board approved referendum authority in the amount of $300 per adjusted pupil unit. This new Board approved referendum authority shall be further adjusted based on final pupil unit data. It is the intention of the Board to create the maximum authority for which it is eligible, not to exceed $300 per adjusted pupil unit. This new Board approved referendum authority, as adjusted, shall be applicable for five years, beginning with taxes payable in 2015. The Board may subsequently reauthorize the Board approved referendum authority in increments of up to five years.
3. The clerk is authorized and directed to submit a copy of the adopted resolution to the Minnesota Department of Education as soon as reasonably practicable after its adoption, but in no event later than September 30, 2014. The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Linder. On a roll call vote, the following voted in favor: Bjork, Linder, Bender, McConkey, Clemen, Tormanen and the following voted against: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Clemen, ratifying membership in the following organizations: MSBA, Community Education-Joint Powers Agreement with Cities of Dassel and Cokato, CMERDC, Resource Training and Solutions, Schools for Equity in Education, Wright County Conference, and MAWSECO. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Clemen, approving food service bids for Prime Food Vendor, Milk, Juice, and Bakery. Indianhead as the prime food vendor with a 3 year renewal option, Agropur Inc. for milk and juice and Pan O’Gold for bakery. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Tormanen, approving the following school lunch program items for 2014-15:
1. Continue participation in the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program, the Federal Special Milk Program, the Minnesota Kindergarten Milk Program and the Breakfast Program.
2. Increase the cost of lunch by $0.05 resulting in a cost for elementary students of $1.80, for middle school and high school students of $1.85. The increase is due to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act which requires districts to gradually raise prices until they reach the current national lunch price average of $2.65.
3. Increase the cost for an adult lunch by $0.05 resulting in a cost of $3.40 which is the minimum price set by Food & Nutrition Services.
4. Maintain the current cost of milk at $0.35.
5. Maintain the current cost of breakfast for students at $1.00 with the exception of Kindergarten students who will be free due to change in legislation.
6. Increase the cost for an adult breakfast by $0.05 resulting in a cost of $1.65 which is the minimum price set by Food & Nutrition Services.
7. Continue to have the district cover the cost for milk and juice break for Kindergarten and grades 1-4. The estimated cost to the district is $30,000.
Motion carried unanimously.
Policies #406, 503, 506, 514, 515, 516, 521, 601, 602, 603, 610, 613, 615, 616, 618, 619, and 710 were presented for a first reading.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by McConkey, approving sale of the 2013-14 vocational house for $38,900 plus Minnesota sales tax to Bob & Becky Miller. Motion carried unanimously.
Member Bender introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION RELATING TO ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
AND CALLING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT GENERAL ELECTION
BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466, State of Minnesota, as follows:
1. It is necessary for the school district to hold its general election for the purpose of electing three (3) school board members for terms of four (4) years each.
The clerk shall include on the general election ballot the names of the individuals who file or have filed Affidavits of Candidacy during the period established for filing such Affidavits as though they had been included by name in this resolution. The clerk shall not include on the ballot the names of individuals who file timely affidavits of withdrawal in the manner specified by law.
2. The general election is hereby called and directed to be held in conjunction with the state general election on Tuesday, the 4th day of November, 2014.
3. Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 205A.11, the precincts and polling places for this general election are those polling places and precincts or parts of precincts located within the boundaries of the school district and which have been established by the cities or towns located in whole or in part
within the school district. The voting hours at those polling places shall be the same as those for the state general election.
4. The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause written notice of said general election to be provided to the county auditor of each county in which the school district is located, in whole or in part, at least seventy-four (74) days before the date of said election. The notice shall specify the date of said election and the office or offices to be voted on at said general election. Any notice given prior to the adoption of this resolution is ratified and confirmed in all respects.
The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause notice of said general election to be posted at the administrative offices of the school district at least ten (10) days before the date of said election.
The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause a sample ballot to be posted at the administrative offices of the school district at least four (4) days before the date of said general election and to cause two sample ballots to be posted in each polling place on election day. The sample ballot shall not be printed on the same color paper as the official ballot. The sample ballot for a polling place must reflect the offices, candidates and rotation sequence on the ballots used in that polling place.
The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause notice of said election to be published in the official newspaper of the school district, for two (2) consecutive weeks with the last publication being at least one (1) week before the date of the election.
The notice of election so posted and published shall state the offices to be filled as set forth in the form of ballot below, and shall include information concerning each established precinct and polling place.
The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause the rules and instructions for use of the optical scan voting system to be posted in each polling place on election day.
The clerk is authorized and directed to acquire and distribute such election materials and to take such other actions as may be necessary for the proper conduct of this general election and generally to cooperate with state, city, township and county election authorities conducting the state general and other elections on that date. The clerk and members of the administration are authorized and directed to take such actions as may be necessary to coordinate this election with those other elections, including entering into agreements or understandings with appropriate municipal and county officials regarding preparation and distribution of ballots, election administration and cost sharing.
5. The clerk is further authorized and directed to cause ballots to be prepared for use at said election in substantially the following form, with such changes in form, color and instructions as may be necessary to accommodate an optical scan voting system:
GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 466
(DASSEL-COKATO)
NOVEMBER 4, 2014


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
NAME
NAME
NAME
NAME
NAME
NAME
NAME
NAME
_____________________________write-in, if any
______________________________write-in, if any
______________________________write-in, if any


Optical scan ballots must be printed in black ink on white material, except that marks to be read by the automatic tabulating equipment may be printed in another color ink. The name of the precinct and machine-readable identification must be printed on each ballot. Voting instructions must be printed at the top of the ballot on each side that includes ballot information. The instructions must include an illustration of the proper mark to be used to indicate a vote. Lines for initials of at least two election judges must be printed on one side of the ballot so that the judges’ initials are visible when the ballots are enclosed in a secrecy sleeve.
6. The name of each candidate for office at each election shall be rotated with the names of the other candidates for the same office in the manner specified in Minnesota law.
7. If the school district will be contracting to print the ballots for this election, the clerk is hereby authorized and directed to prepare instructions to the printer for layout of the ballot. Before a contract in excess of $1,000 is awarded for printing ballots, the printer shall, if requested by the election official, furnish, in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, Section 204D.04, a sufficient bond, letter of credit, or certified check acceptable to the clerk in an amount not less than $1,000 conditioned on printing the ballots in conformity with the Minnesota election law and the instructions delivered. The clerk shall set the amount of the bond, letter of credit, or certified check in an amount equal to the value of the purchase.
8. The individuals designated as judges for the state general election shall act as election judges for this general election at the various polling places and shall conduct said election in the manner described by law. The election judges shall act as clerks of election, count the ballots cast and submit them to the school board for canvass in the manner provided for other school district elections. The general election must be canvassed by the school board between the third and the tenth day following the general election.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by McConkey and upon vote being taken thereon the following voted in favor thereof: Bender, McConkey, Tormanen, Clemen, Linder, Bjork and the following voted against the same: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:46 PM.
/s/ Irene Bender, Clerk
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Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Aug. 11, 2014.
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DASSEL
PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY CODE AMENDMENT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. the Dassel City Council will hold a public hearing in the City Hall to amend City Code Section § 155 Signs.
Copies of the full text for the proposed sign ordinance amendments are available at the Dassel City Clerk’s office, 460 Third St, Dassel, MN.
All persons interested are invited to attend said hearing(s), at which time both oral and written comments may be presented. Written comments may be submitted at any time prior to the Council meeting.
Terri Boese
City Clerk/Treasurer
City of Dassel
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Aug. 11, 2014.