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Thursday, September 30, 2010 Lej00als (4 Government Tri-County News * Kimball, MN Legal Notice BOARD OF EDUCATION SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 IND. SCHOOL DISTRICT 739 KIMBALL, MN The meeting was called to order by chair Helgeson at 6:30 p.m. with all members present. The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all in attendance. Gagnon/Zipoy approved the agenda as amended. Item number 4 from the Action Items to follow the Community Items. MC Community items included some concerns brought up by the levy committee regarding com- munication and a lack of tangible goals by the board and this could impact the passage of the levy in November. Cathy Olson shared with the board information regarding the grant that she had written for Community Education and plans for how the grant dollars will be used throughout the school year. Dockery/Schreiner to accept the grant award of $20,000. MC Celebration of Successes of Stu- dents and Staff included the hon- oring A Honor Roll students from spring semester of 2010. Mr. Aber- nathy received an award from the University of Minnesota Science Department after having been nominated by Kimball graduate Sarah Messer. Mr. Houseman shared a field trip request for the annual Deep Portage trip planned for May of 2011. Gagnon/Dockery to approve this field trip so that plans may be made. MC It has been a great start to the school year, students and staff settling in, Thank you to PIE for their forthcoming donations for the purchase of two scanners to be used with xhe Smart&apos;Boards and also for a donation for Accel- erated Reader books and tests for the library. RTI conference will be held in Rochester on the 20th and 21st; finishing up on AIMS Web .testing this week, MCA tests will begin on September 27th - Octo- ber 1st. The Elementary will hold a pep fest/rally with the cheer- leaders during the week of Home- coming and the King and Queen along with the court will come ating Levy; the district informa- tional brochure will be mailed to all district residents on September 22nd. The legal notice required by the District will be mailed to all property holders of the Dis- trict on October 6th. And the pub- lic levy informational meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Cafeto- rium. The next levy committee meeting is scheduled for Septem- ber 22nd. Information was shared regarding the Jobs Bill recently passed by President Obama. This bill should bring about $130,000 of one-time money to the District. The intended use of this money is to bring back or retain jobs that would have otherwise been ter- minated. The District will look at ways to most effectively use these funds. As of September 15th the Minnesota Department of Educa- tion has begun withholding fund- ing from schools across the State. Due to the current fund balance in the Kimball District, no fund- ing will be withheld from our dis- trict. A notice from diversiCOM was received indicating that the Technology Grant submitted for the Elementary School for Smart Board technology by former prin- cipal Clark was nominated by Legal Notice STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF STEARNS IN DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT CASE TYPE: 14 Other Civil COURT FILE NO: 73-CV-10-8514 IN RE: VACATION OF A UTILITY EASEMENT AS DEDICATED IN THE PLAT OF LINN'S SOUTH SHORE PLAT 2, MAINE PRAIRIE, STEARNS COUN2( ...... APPLICATION FOR VACATION 1. That this Application is brought pursuant to Minn. Stat. 505.14 seeking the vacation of a certain 12 foot utility easement located over and across the East and South boundaries of Lot 1, Block 1, of the Plat of Linn's South Shore Plat 2, as dedicated in the recorded plat thereof on file and of record in the Office of the Stearns diversiCOM for the FRE D grant. Committee reports included Benton-Stearns Education Dis- trict - Helgeson, Health & Safety - Stenger. Communications included a thank-you card from the Craig VanNurden family Gagnon/Zipoy to approve pay- ment of the listed bills in the amount of $308,546.88, of which $137,526.25 is a bond interest pay- ment. MC Dockery/Gagnon to approve the consent agenda. MC The con- sent agenda included: Approve minutes of August 11, 2010 Board Meeting Approve contract with Kath- ryn Winkelman, FACS Instructor, at BA, Step 7 of the Master Agree- ment Approve contract with Karla Kaiser, Elementary EBD Instruc- tor, at BA+30, Step 10 of the Mas- ter Agreement Accept donation $1,200 from Kimball American Legion toward the football program Accept donation of $1,300 from Fire Trak Corporation toward foot- ball uniforms Accept donation of $745 from Kimball Firemen's Relief Assn. toward the football program Accept donation of a DVD Duplicator from Doug Joseph, for use in duplicating athletic game tapes The treasurer's report for August was reviewed and dis- cussed. Zipoy/Dockery to accept a $600 donation from Meeker Coopera- tive toward purchasing incentives for the Reading Initiative pro- gram. MC Dockery/Schreiner to approve a correction to the contract for Stacy Helgeson. MC with member Helgeson abstaining. Zipoy/Gagnon, with a thank you for her 35 years of service, to accept the resignation for retire- ment received from Lorraine Rose, Elementary Title I paraprofes- sional. MC Dockery/Stenger to approve a request for maternity leave received from Nancy Bonnifield beginning approximately January 7, 2011 and continuing for approx- imately 8 weeks. MC Gagnon/Dockery to approve a request for maternity leave received from Marie Bauerly beginning approximately Novem- ber 30, 2010 and continuing for County Recorder, Stearns County, Minnesota. A copy of said plat is attached as Exhibit A and made a part hereof by reference. 2. That Francis L Meierhofer, a single person, is the owner of Lot 1, Block 1, Linn's South Shore Plat 2, Stearns County, Minnesota. 3. That the easement is not being used for utility purposes. 4. That upon vacation the owner is entitled fee simple title to the existing utility easement area. 5. Any party requesting future notice of proceedings relative to this Application shall so advise the attorney for the Applicant, provid- ing in writing their name and the address to which future notices may be directed. The name and address of the attorneys for the Applicant are as follows: Dan- iel T. Zimmermann and Jennifer L Elston-Brondell, Willenbring, Dahl, Wocken & Zimmermann, PLLC, 318 Main Street-PO Box 317, Cold Spring, Minnesota 56320. WHEREFORE, the undersigned respectfully requests the Court to grant this Application and adjudge the following: a. That the 12 foot utility ease- ment described in paragraph 2 above be vacated. b. That the property owner set forth above is the owner in fee simple of that area vacated over and across which the 12 foot util- ity easement was located. c. That no persons owning or occupying the land affected by the proposed vacation are in any way damaged. d. That the easement sought to be vacated is useless for the pur- pose for which it was laid out. e. That payment of compensa- tion to any party is not required by virtue of the vacation as no party was damaged by the vacation. Page 13 approximately 6 weeks. MC Dockery/Gagnon to approve the 2009-2010 Annual Report on Curriculum and Instruction with thanks to Mr. Widvey for putting the report together. MC Mr. Tritabaugh reviewed the numbers for the 2010 Payable 2011 Levy. Gagnon/Schreiner to cer- tify the proposed levy at the maxi- mum amount. MC Gagnon/Zipoy to approve lane changes for Dennis Aberna- thy - from MA+30 to MA+45 and Tabitha Mortenson from MA to MA+15. MC Jean Matua shared an idea that the Tri-County News is planning which will highlight a student and teacher in the paper each month. This will begin soon. Gagnon/Dockery to adjourn at 8:16 p.m. Robin Dockery, Clerk (This is a summary of the min- utes of the School Board. To obtain a full copy of the official minutes, contact the District Office at 398- 5585, or check the District website at <>.) Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. Dated this 20th day of September, 2010. /s/Francis L Meierhofer Francis J. Meierhofer, Applicant VERIFICATION Applicant, being duly swum on oath, deposes and says that he is the applicant named in the foregoing Application for Vacation and that he has read the within Application and knows the same to be true and cor- rect as alleged in the Application. Isl Francis L Meierhofer Francis L Meierhofer STATE OF MINNESOTA ! COUNTY OF STEARNS j SS The foregoing was acknowl- edged before me this 20th day ot September, 2010, by Francis 1. Mei- erhofer, Applicant. Is/Linda I. Vossen Notary Public Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays, Sept. 30, and Oct. 7, 2010. over. The secondary Student Gov- ernment group is helping out with this activity. The elementary held a PIN (Parent Information Night) for 5th grade parents with a good turnout, and a PIN for 6th grade is planned for the 21st. Mr. Widvey reported on a phe- nomenal start to the school year. Honors breakfast was held in the morning for last spring's honor students. B-honor roll students will be recognized with a certif- icate and skittles on Thursday. There are about 165 A and B honor students combined. Homecom- ing coronation will be Sunday, September 19th. The Homecom- ing Volleyball game will be Thurs- day and the Football game Friday, against Maple Lake. The dance will be held Friday following the football game. Kimball Cares organization has put together a Snake Dance and bonfire follow- ing Coronation. The firemen will help with the fire, and the Lions will arrange for chaperones. Mr. Tritabaugh reviewed upcoming meetings: Septem- ber 16th- SEE Regional Meet- ing, October 13th - Meet & Con- fer, October 13th - next Regular Board Meeting. 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