Legal Notices: December 11, 2013


The Township of Albion will hold its Annual Meeting and Election on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the Albion Town Hall.
The Officers to be elected are:
One Supervisor for a 3-year term
One Clerk for a 2-year term
Affidavits of candidacy may be filed with the clerk from December 31, 2013, to January 14, 2014. Filings close at 5:00 p.m. on January 14, 2014. Filing fee is $2.00.  The last date for a candidate to withdraw from the election is Thursday, January 16, 2014, until 5:00 p.m.
The Annual Meeting will convene after the polls close at 8:00 p.m.
Debbie Uecker
Albion Township Clerk
2235 County Road 6 NW
Annandale, MN 55302
Notice is hereby given that the Township of Chatham will hold its Annual Meeting and Election of Officers on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
The following offices are open for candidates:
One Supervisor for a term of three years and a Clerk for a term of two years.
Candidates shall file affidavits of candidacy and pay a filing fee of two dollars to the Town Clerk. Filing dates are from Tuesday, December 31, 2013, to Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. The last day for a candidate to withdraw from the election is January 16, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.
Francis Munsterteiger
Clerk of Chatham Township
The Township of Corinna will hold its annual meeting and election on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the Corinna Town Hall.
The officers to be elected are: (1) supervisor for three years, the term of Chuck Carlson expiring.
Candidate filing dates are Tuesday, December 31, 2013 to Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 5 p.m.  (Filing Office is open on Dec. 31, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., closed on Dec. 31, 2013 starting at 11:30 a.m. and closed Jan. 1, 2014 for New Year’s Holiday.)  Candidates may file at the Town Hall, 9801 Ireland Avenue, NW, Annandale, MN.  Filing fee is $2.
The last date for a candidate to withdraw from the election is Thursday, January 16, 2014, until 5 p.m.
Absentee Ballots will be available beginning Friday, February 7, 2014.  Call Wright County at 1-800-362-3667 and ask for Auditor/Treasurer’s Office – Elections, to apply for absentee ballots.  The Wright County Courthouse will be open for acceptance of absentee ballot applications and casting of absentee ballots from 10:00 a.m. – noon on Saturday, March 8, 2014 and on Monday, March 10, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Requests for mailed absentee ballots will also be accepted.
Mary Barkley Brown
The following office will be elected in Maple Lake Township on Tuesday, March 11, 2014:
One Supervisor for a term of 3 years.
First date for candidates for Town office to file affidavits of candidacy with the Town Clerk is Tuesday, December 31st, 2013. Last day for filing for Town office will be Tuesday, January 14th, 2014. Candidates who file for the March election have until 5:00 P.M. Thursday, January 16th, 2014, to withdraw from filing.
Candidates may file by contacting the Office of the Clerk, telephone, 320-963-5336. The filing fee is $2.00.
Dick Hogan, Clerk
Maple Lake Township
Nov. 19, 2013 Minutes
The regular meeting of the Maple Lake Township Board was called to order by  Supervisor Ron Wolff at 7:00 p.m. Supervisor Mike Elsenpeter, Treasurer Judy Neumann and Clerk Dick Hogan were present. Chairman Gerry Giebenhain was absent.
The minutes of the Oct. 15 meeting were read by Supervisor Wolff. As no additions or corrections were noted, a motion was offered by Elsenpeter, seconded by Wolff, to approve as read. Carried 2-0.
Glen and Jennifer Vogel, 3270 Dempsey Avenue NW, tax ID 210-000-153200 and 210-000-153102, requested a variance to allow a division of existing 47 acres to break off the applicant’s home site (approx. 8-10 acres) and combine it with the undeveloped 10-acre residential lot that adjoins and assign the entitlement back to the restricted farmland consisting of approximately 37-39 acres. Motion by Woff, seconded by Elsenpeter, to approve to the Wright County Planning Commission. Carried 2-0.
Kim Skanson, 4331 58th Street NW, requested a variance to remove the existing deck and make it part of the existing home; convert single garage into a double garage. Total square footage of lot, 11,114 square feet; house 1003 sq. ft., new garage 336 sq. ft., shed 87 sq. ft. After review of the plan, a motion was offered by Wolff, seconded by Elsenpeter, to approve to the Wright County Planning Commission. Carried 2-0.
Application for a one-day temporary on-sale liquor license applied for by the Maple Lake Property Owners Association, Inc. for the annual fishing contest on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, was approved by motion by Wolff, seconded by Elsenpeter. Carried 2-0.
All warrants were paid as presented.
As no additional business was brought before the board, Supervisor Wolff adjourned the meeting at 8:20 p.m.
Dick Hogan, Clerk
Board Members Present: Shelley McAlpine, Arnie Michalicek, Ben Elsenpeter, Shelly Liljequist, Richard Thomas and Joe Paumen
Others Present: Mark Redemske, David Hansen, Kristi Anderson and Gabe Licht
1. Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance
A. Students selected as members of the National Honor Society
B. Cross Country awards
• Most Improved – Ross Hickey, Jessie Wohlrabe
• Hardest Worker – Ross Hickey, Blair Stewig
• Most Valuable Runner – Andrew Schonnesen, Halle Geyen
• All-Conference – Jackson Willard, Halle Geyen, Sommer Carlson, Blair Stewig
• Academic All-Conference – Jordan Sifferle, Loralie Elsenpeter, Mollie Graham, Olivia Wolff-Herda, Jackson Willard
• CMC Athlete of the Week – Andrew Schonnesen, Jackson Willard, Halle Geyen, Sommer Carlson, Blair Stewig
• State Qualifiers – Andrew Schonnesen, Halle Geyen, Sommer Carlson
• CMC Champions –Team Academic Award – Girls – Silver (average of top 5 GPAs from section team 3.5–3.74)
4. Recognition of visitors: Brad Neutz and Tanya Malwitz
5. M/S Paumen/McAlpine – Approve the Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, December 9, 2013. Motion carries 6-0.
6. M/S Elsenpeter/Thomas – Approve the Consent Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, December 9, 2013.
7. Unfinished Business
A. Presentation to Brad Neutz for appreciation of his dedication and service as an ISD #881 school board member.
B. M/S McAlpine/Paumen – Motion to approve a resolution to appoint Edward Trager to fill the school board vacancy effective immediately.  Trager will fill the open position until the next election. Roll Call Vote: McAlpine-yes, Michalicek-yes, Elsenpeter-yes, Liljequist-yes, Thomas-yes and Paumen-yes. Motion carries 6-0.  
M/S Thomas/Liljequist – Motion to appoint Joe Paumen as the board representative on the District Leadership Team. Motion carries 6-0.
C. Summary of the superintendent’s evaluation from the November 12, 2013 meeting. The board gave Superintendent Redemske his annual evaluation and he received satisfactory results in all areas reviewed. Michalicek wanted it noted that satisfactory is the highest grade attainable on the evaluation. 
D. Progress report on the evaluations of probationary licensed staff.  Each probationary teacher has been evaluated once so far this year.   
E. November 27 enrollment was 907 students, which is down from anticipated budgeted numbers set in May.  
F. M/S Elsenpeter/McAlpine – Motion to approve an amendment to our 125 Flexible Benefits Plan that permits an annual $500 carryover from one calendar year to the next calendar year. Roll Call Vote: McAlpine-yes, Michalicek-yes, Elsenpeter-yes, Liljequist-yes, Thomas-yes and Paumen-yes. Motion carries 6-0.  
8. The meeting was recessed at 8:00 p.m. to hold our annual Truth in Taxation Hearing. Mr. Redemske covered the budgets for all funds explaining that the original budget approved in May has estimated enrollment, and revenues used were prior to the conclusion of the Legislative session, and does not include collective bargaining settlements.  The budget will be revised when negotiations have been completed.  The 2013 payable 2014 levy adopted by the board was approved at $2,462,925.74 which was a 5.99% decrease from the prior year levy.  
9. New Business 
A. M/S Paumen/Elsenpeter – Motion to accept a $500 donation from Tom and Denise Blizil for Backpack Buddies and the MLE School of Excellence Celebration. Motion carries 6-0.
B. M/S Thomas/Paumen – Motion to accept a $3,765 donation from the Maple Lake Lions for Christmas Baskets, Diamonds and Dreams, Band Boosters, Varsity Softball and the School of Excellence Celebration.  Motion carries 6-0.
C. M/S McAlpine/Liljequist – Motion to accept a $1,000 donation from the Maple Lake Legion for the School of Excellence Celebration.  Motion carries 6-0.
D. M/S McAlpine/Liljequist – Motion to certify the 2013 payable 2014 tax levy at $2,462,925.74 after adjustments. Motion carries 6-0.
10. Representative Reports
A. District Leadership Team: Malwitz reported that the Minnesota Department of Education invited the Maple Lake School District to share our Q Comp program with educators from Iowa via a webinar format.    
B. Food Service Committee: Redemske reported that he will be meeting with Taher on Friday December 13, 2013 to review the approved contract with St. Timothy’s School.
C. Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative: Thomas attended the meeting and reported that the board accepted Brad Neutz’s resignation and he was welcomed as our district’s new representative.  The annual audit was presented and the hiring of additional personnel was approved.
D. Minnesota High School League: Paumen reported that the 2014 Prep Bowl will be held at the TCF Stadium, the squad roster for the baseball teams was increased to 20. Softball, baseball and volleyball may be adding a 4th class and about the possibility of redistricting the football teams based on a geographic area. The next meeting is set for January 23, 2014. 
E. Schools for Equity in Education: Liljequist reported during the meeting the Career and Technical Education Task force was established to make recommendations to the Legislature on how to structurally redesign secondary and post secondary education to improve outcomes for students, align secondary and post secondary programs to Minnesota’s workforce needs and measure and evaluate the combined efficiency of Public K-12 and post secondary education progress.
F. Technology Committee: Paumen reported that he did not have a meeting to report on but he had a chance to go out to the Maple Lake Facebook page and he was impressed with what has been posted out on the site.
G. Wright Technical Center:  Michalicek reported that the ALC is full and has a waiting list. The energy savings program has seen a 17% reduction in energy usage and the audit was presented.
H. Elementary School: Harlan was not present to report but sent a printed report. The School of Excellence lunch is set for December 10, 2013 with a program following at 1:15. Report cards were sent home, the snack cart was successful and had lots of great comments from parents. The Facebook page was launched and the DARE graduation for grade 4 is at 1:30 on December 19.
I. High School: Hansen reported that Wednesday December 11 marks the mid quarter for the Second Quarter. The student council held the Jingle Ball Dance with 150 participants.  They have decided to donate $1.00 of each paid admission to the Backpack Buddies Program. The 10th graders will be going to Wright Tech for a tour, winter sports have begun and the winter band and choir concerts will be taking place throughout the month.
11. Committee Reports
A. Licensed Staff Committee:  The tentative agreement agreed between the License Staff Committee and the licensed staff negotiation team was not approved by its membership. A new meeting date has not been set at this time.
B. Support Staff Committee:  Local 284 has notified Mr. Redemske of their intent to start the negotiation process but a meeting date has not been set.
12. Set Meeting Dates
A. Confidential Staff Committee meeting date set for January 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
13. Other Business
A. Thank-You Notes
B. Upcoming Meetings:
1. Recertification Meeting at 3:10 p.m. on Thursday, December 12, 2013
2. DLT meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 in the Board Room
3. Safety Committee Meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 in the Board Room
4. Wright Tech Center Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 in Buffalo
5. Recertification Meeting at 3:10 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2014
6. Regular School Board Meeting in January at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 13, 2013 in the Board Room
7. Safe Schools Meeting at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 in the Board Room
C. Miscellaneous Information:
1. Chamber of Commerce meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2014
2. Late Start on Tuesday, December 10, 2013
3. Christmas Break from December 21, 2013 through January 1, 2014.  Classes resume on January 2, 2014
4. Late Start on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
14. M/S  McAlpine/Liljequist –  Motion to close the meeting at 8:38.  Motion carries 6-0.