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.......  ......... www.tricountynews.mn :. ..... Legal Notice REGULAR MEETING UNOFFICIAL MINUTES BOARD OF EDUCATION NOVEMBER 20, 2013 IND. SCHOOL DISTRICT 739 KIMBALL, MN The meeting was called to order by vice-chair Gagnon at 6:00 p.m. with all board members present. Chair Schreiner partic- ipated via speaker phone. The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all. Motion by Zipoy, seconded by Stenger to approve the agenda as amended. Member Hilsgen added discussion item 7 - Comment on the annual audit report. Upon roll call vote, members Zipoy, Stein, Gagnon, Stenger, Hilsgen, and Schreiner voted in favor, none voted against. MC Community Education Direc- tor Kris O'Brien presented a slide- show while McKenzie Dammann shared WE Day experience which included Kimball student mem- bers of the BLT Club, FFA, Ele- mentary and High School Stu- dent Government as well as NHS students. Maddy Jansky, Becca Frank, Ariel Laabs, Tommy Lochen and Denzel Atherton shared fundraising ideas that these same student organizations would like to hold in order to raise $9,000 to be able to hold a meal- packing day at Kimball High SchoolWirth Gym on March.25th. The kick-off for these fundraisers would be January 15th. Shawn Meyer shared his con- cern regarding the forthcom- ing need to hire a superintendent as Mr. Tritabaugh steps down at Kimball. He is of the opinion that it is important that the District hire a full-time superintendent so that the individual has more time available to be visible in the school and community. A number of parents shared their concerns of the youth boys' and girls' basketball schedules due to gym space conflicts. It was agreed that the school board facilities reps (Hilsgen and Stein), along with the Community Edu- cation Director and Superinten- dent will meet with one Sports Booster rep and one Wrestling Booster rep on December llth to try to resolve future scheduling issues. Bob Merchant reviewed the donations that the Sports Boost- ers have made to the school dis- trict so far in 2013. Celebrations and successes of students and staff included FFA has recently participated in sev- eral competitions. Emily Don- nay placed 10th in the State Cross-Country competition held November 2nd. This was Emily's first year in this activity. Seventh and Eighth grade boys' basketball has started. Mr. Houseman reported on the 5th Grade D.A.R.E. graduation held today. A park bench is being donated by Landscape Structures in memory of Shawn Lauden- bach. The bench will be placed near the playground at the ele- mentary. The Anti-bullying pro- gram at the elementary has been implemented. A group of 6th graders have named themselves the "Bullying Buddies" and have put together a presentation that is being shared with each class- room at the elementary. Novem- ber 27th is the end of the first tri- mester. The annual holiday pro- grams will be held at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on December 12th and 16th. Mr. Widvey reported on tile first departmental presentation coming to the board in January. The first round of NWEA testing is complete. Winter activities have all started. The reading retest will be held on December 3rd. The high school holiday concert is scheduled for December 9th. Mr. Tritabaugh reported on upcoming meetings: November 22 - SEE, December 4th - Health & Safety, December llth - Meet & Confer, Negotiations, Facilities, December 18th - Benton-Stearns Education District with the next regular board meeting begin- ning with the Truth In Taxation hearing at 6:00 p.m. December 19th there will be holiday treats in the board room provided by the Tritabaugh's. Mr. Tritabaugh presented his official letter informing the board that he will be ending his con- tract on June 30, 2014, and will not entertain renewing for another year. This provides the board official notice so they are able to begin the process of hiring a new superintendent. The superintendent informed the board that he will be out of the state from December 2 - 6; Mr. Widvey will handle any weather-related matters. A work session for discussion of the administrative plan for the district is scheduled for Tuesday, November 26th, at 6:30 p.m. in the district board room. Member Hilsgen questioned several of the audit findings listed in the audit report. The primary item in question was the require- ment of using pre-numbered receipts in the Community Edu- cation department. Mr. Trita- baugh indicated that he would be sure that requirement was being met by Community Education. Committee reports included Activities - Zipoy, Negotiations - Stenger, Benton-Stearns Educa- tion District- Tritabaugh. Motion by Schreiner, seconded by Stenger to. approve the listed bills in the amount of $155,904.74. Upon roll call vote, members Zipoy, Stein, Gagnon, Stenger, Hilsgen, and Schreiner voted in favor, none voted against. MC Motion by Zipoy, seconded by Stein, to approve the Consent Agenda. The Consent Agenda consisted of: Approve minutes for Oct. 23, 2013, regular board meeting Accept donation of $265 received from Jodi & Mike Schindler for the purchase of a portable scoreboard Approve Dode Klein, long- term substitute for Krisanne Forsman, Elementary Teacher, from November 4, 2013, to December 20, 2013 Approve April Daluge, long- term substitute for Cortney Voigt, School Readiness Instruc- tor, from December 3, 2013, until January 15, 2014 Upon roll call vote, members Zipoy, Stein, Gagnon, Stenger, Hilsgen, and Schreiner voted in favor, none voted against. MC The treasurer's report for Octo- ber was reviewed and discussed. Motion by Zipoy, seconded by Hilsgen, with congratulations, to approve the maternity leave requested by Cortney Voigt from 11/11/13, until approximately 1/2t/14. Upon roll call vote, members Zipoy, Stein, Gagnon, Stenger, Hilsgen, and Schreiner voted in favor, none voted against. MC Mr. Widvey explained the need for a fundraiser for the Year- book/Carnelian. Motion by Hils- gen, seconded by Stein to approve For the Record the request to sell wrist bands throughout the year. Upon roll call vote, members Zipoy, Stein, Gagnon, Stenger, Hilsgen, and Schreiner voted in favor, none voted against. MC Superintendent Tritabaugh explained the need for three board policies needing to be updated. This is due to legislative changes, and language changes per the Minnesota School Boards Association. Motion by Gagnon, seconded by Stenger, to approve revision of Board Policy BD - Open Meetings and Closed Meetings. Upon roll call vote, members Zipoy, Stein, Gagnon, Stenger, Hilsgen, and Schreiner voted in favor, none voted against. MC Motion by Zipoy, seconded by Stenger to approve revision of Board Policy EEC - Student Transportation Safety. Upon roll call vote, members Zipoy, Stein, Gagnon, Stenger, Hilsgen, and Schreiner voted in favor, none voted against. MC Local crime blotters Annandale murder suspect in custody Wednesday, Nov. 27, the per- son believed to be the final suspect in the Sept. 28, 2018, murder of Kyle Greene in his Annandale garage was taken into custody by the Annandale Police and Wright County Sheriffs Office. Preston Saengchanthalath was arrested Nov. 27 after a nearly two-month manhunt that covered several states including Minesota, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. His first court appearance was sched- uled for Tuesday, Dec. 3. He has been charged with second-degree murder and armed robbery. He is the sixth suspect arrested in the Annandale homicide; all are between the ages of 18 and 22. Four of the suspects were arrested within a week of the rob- bery and murder of Greene; they each have had several court dates since then. A fifth suspect was arrested and released. Greene's family is grate- ful for the community support in this case. It is expected that the case against the five suspects will not be resolved quickly, as attorneys pore through hundreds of pages of docu- ments already. Wright County Sheriff's Office Nov. 25, Brad Michael Cargill, 34 of Maple Lake, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright County warrant for methamphetamine parapherna- lia in the presence of a child. Nov. 25, David Jeffrey Scherr, 26 of Clearwater, was charged with misde- meanor assault. Nov. 25, Garrett George Verootis, 19 of Clearwater, was charged with gross misdemeanor theft. Nov. 26, Justin Michael Wolney, 25 of Maple Lake, was arrested in Corinna Township on a MN Department of Corrections war- rant for parole violation and on the charges of obstruction of the legal process and flee police on foot. Nov. 27, Preston Jordan Saengchanthalath, 18 Of Dresser, Wisc., was arrested in Buffalo on Wright County warrants for aid and abet second-degree murder and aid and abet second-degree robbery. Nov. 27, Christopher Allen Rasset, 43 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on the charge of driving after cancellation inimical to public " safety. Dec. 1, Casey Harold Lambert, 22 of Maple Lake, was arrested in Waverly on the charge of disorderly conduct. There were 29 property-damage accidents, 5 personal-injury acci- dents, 4 hit-and-run accidents, and 22 car-deer accidents. There were 13 arrests for DWI, 2 underage-consumption arrests, and 65 tickets for miscellaneous traf- fic violations reported this week. Meeker County Sheriff's Office Sunday. December 1.2013 1:53 a.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to an animal complaint on MN Highway 22, Manannah PAGE 17 Thursday, December 5, 2013 Motion by Gagnon, seconded by Stenger to approve revision of Board Policy JOA- Public and Pri- vate Personnel Data. Upon roll call vote, members Zipoy, Stein, Gagnon, Stenger, Hilsgen, and Schreiner voted in favor, none voted against. MC Motion by Stenger, seconded by Stein to close the meeting at 7:55 p.m. for the purpose of dis- cussing non-public data. Upon roll call vote, members Zipoy, Stein, Gagnon, Stenger, Hils- gen, and Schreiner voted in favor, none voted against. MC Motion by Stenger, seconded by" Stein to re-open the meeting at 9:12 p.m. Upon roll call vote, members Zipoy, Stein, Gagnon, Stenger, Hilsgen, and Schreiner voted in favor, none voted against. MC Motion by Hilsgen, seconded by Stein to adjourn at 9:13 p.m. Tim Zipoy, Clerk Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. Township. The deputy located the deer which was put down and a tag was issued to the individual that had located the deer. 3:13 a.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance for a medical at Hilltop Health Care Center, Luella Street, City of Watkins. One individual was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital. 9:28 a.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- patched the Watkins Ambulance to a medical at Powder Ridge Ski Hill, Stearns County. One individual was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital. 6:47 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to a report of unsafe condi- tions near the intersection of County State Aid Highway 1 and 222nd Street, Litchfield Township. The deputy removed the dead deer carcass from the roadway and there were no fur- ther issues. Saturday. November 30 2:34 a.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to a car/deer accident on US Highway 12, Litchfield Township. The deputy made contact with the driver who made arrangements to have the disabled vehicle removed and the deputy issued a deer posses- sion tag to another party for the dead deer. 11:50 a.m. the Sheriffs Office took a report of mailbox damage at a resi- dence on 1st Street North, Dassel. 1:14 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of an injured pel- ican on Big Swan Lake, Kingston Township. Upon arrival of the deputy the pelican was gone. 6:58 p.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance, per the request of the Stearns County Sheriffs Office, for a medical at a res- idence on Countryside Lane, Maine Prairie Township. One ipdividual was transported to St. Cloud Hospital. 7:54 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to a report of two stray horses near the intersection of MN Highway 24 and 660th Avenue, Forest City Township. The deputy located the owner who was able to corral the loose horses into a pen. 9:20 p.m. the Sheriff's Office observed garbage dumped in the area of MN Highway 55 and 617th Avenue, Manannah Township. The Meeker County Highway Department was contacted for removal of the debris. Friday, November 29 7:39 a.m. the Sheriffs Office took a report of an injured deer near a resi- dence on MN Hwy 22 in Manannah Township. The information was given to the MN State Patrol. 9:39 a.m. the Sheriffs Office took a report of a burglary at a residence on 525th Avenue in Cosmos Township. 9:47 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a report ofaninjured deer on MN Hwy 7 near the intersection of 610th Avenue in Cedar Mills Township. The deputy issued a deer tag. 1:49 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of a burglary at a residence on US Highway 12 in Acton Grove Township. Legal Notice CITY OF WATKINS PLANNING COMMISSION VACANCY The City of Watkins has an opening on the Watkins Planning Commission. Applications can be picked up at City Hall Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Deadline for appli- cations is Dec. 6, 2013. Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays, Nov. 21, 26, and Dec. 5, 2013. Legals also are available on-line at WWW.tricounty news.MN Thursday. November ;8 2:26 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to a welfare check at a residence on Luella Street, Watkins. Watkins Ambulance was dispatched to the scene. One individual was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital. Wednesday. November 27 3:24 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to a welfare.check at a res- idence on Church Street, Watkins. The Medical Examiner was also dispatched. 3:32 p.m. the Sheriffs Office received a cellular 9-1-1 call reporting a car/deer accident on US Highway 12, Litchfield Township. There were no injuries reported. The call was transferred to the MN State Patrol. 7:40 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to and took a report of a burglary at a residence on North 1st Street, Darwin. Tuesday. November 26 2:11 a.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to and took a report of a domestic situation at a residence on 380th Street, Forest Prairie Township. 9:14 a.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Eden Valley Rescue to a med- ical on County Road 480, Eden Lake Township, Stearns County. 12:08 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of a civil issue at a resi- dence on 380th Street, Forest Prairie Township. 12:45 p.m. the Sheriffs Office took reports of three mailbox damage at residences on 705th Avenue, Dassel Township. 1:32 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to a semi-tractor versus deer accident on County State Aid Highway 14, Darwin Township. There were no injuries reported. A deer pos- session tag was issued for the animal. 1:34 p.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- patched Litchfield Fire Department to a grass fire at a residence on 216th Street, Ellsworth Township. 5:13 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to issue a deer posses- sion tag for a deer that had been hit by a vehicle on MN Highway 4, Union Grove Township. 7:30 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of a car/deer acci- dent near the intersection of County State Aid Highway 34 and 380th Street, Forest Prairie Township. 10:44 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance to a medical at a residence on Central Avenue South, Watklns. One individ- ual was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital. Monday. November 25 6:40 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of a car/deer acci- dent near the intersection of County State Aid Highway 27 and 745th Avenue, Kingston Township. No inju- ries were reported. 8:50 p.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance to a medical at a residence on Quill Street Northeast, Kimball. One individ- ual was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital.