Legal Notices: October 29, 2014


The Town of Albion will conduct a public accuracy test of its optical scan equipment and marking equipment at the Albion Town Hall on October 30th starting at 7:00 p.m.
Debbie Uecker
Albion Township Clerk
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:              Notice is hereby given that Corinna Township Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment will convene Thursday, November 13, 2014, at 7:00 PM at Corinna Town Hall to conduct the following public hearing(s):
Preliminary Plat application for a one lot plat (2.79 acres) to allow for sale separate from an adjacent lakeshore lot. Applicant: Lester and Linda Cantin. Property address: None. Across from 10611 Hollister Ave NW, Maple Lake. Sec/Twp/Range: 11-121-027. Parcel number(s): 206072000250.
Rezoning of a 39.2 acre property from General Agricultural (AG) to Agricultural/Residential (A/R) with a Planned Unit Development (PUD) overlay. Applicant: Tony and Jeanette Rieger-Borer. Property address: 11754 and 11988 Jarvis Ave NW. Sec/Twp/Range: 03-121-027. Parcel number(s): 206000032200.
Measurements are approximate and subject to change during the public hearing. All interested persons are invited to attend these hearings and be heard or send written comments to the Township. Application information and a staff report are available for viewing at (staff report typically 5-7 days prior to the hearing date).  A quorum of the Town Board may be present at the meeting, but will not hold deliberations or make any decisions.
Ben Oleson, Zoning Administrator, Corinna Township
Court File No. 86 PR-14-5293
Estate of 
Notice is given that on November 12, 2014, at 1:30 p.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at 10 NW Second Street, Buffalo, Minnesota, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the will of the Decedent, dated October 16, 2000, ("Will"), and for the appointment of Thomas A. Ertel, whose address is P.O. Box 217, Maple Lake, MN 55358 as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent in an UNSUPERVISED administration. Any objections to the petition must be filed with the Court prior to or at the hearing. If proper and if no objections are filed, the personal representative will be appointed with full power to administer the Estate including the power to collect all assets, to pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, to sell real and personal property, and to do all necessary acts for the Estate.
Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred.
/s/ Ann Isham
/s/ Peggy Gentles
Court Administrator
      Attorney for Petitioner
Sheldon R. Brown
P.O. BOX 859
(320) 274-8221 (Telephone)
(320) 274-3476 (Facsimile)
Attorney License No.: 12154
Board Members Present:  Arnie Michalicek, Shelley McAlpine, Richard Thomas, Joe Paumen, Shelly Liljequist, Ben Elsenpeter and Ed Trager.
Board Members Absent:  None
Others Present: Mark Redemske, David Hansen, Kris Harlan, Kristi Anderson and Brenda Erdahl.
1. Meeting called to order at 7:02 p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. “District #881 is proud of”  
A. Dan Upcraft for being named a National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalist 
B. 2014 Irish Homecoming: King David Stokman, Queen Becca Loch, and candidates, Mollie Graham, Jenny Brings, Jillian Goelz, Maya Ortiz, McRae Haney, Ryan Kalinowski, Logan Gries and Tony Goelz
C. Leadership in Educational Excellence Award winners: Andrew Brown, Nicole Casebolt and Mary Beth Barder
D. Maple Lake Elementary School for earning the “Reward School” rating for the second consecutive school year for scoring in the top 15 percent of Title I schools in the state under the Multiple Measurement Rating
E. Kristi Anderson for her work in helping our district be a 2014 School Finance Award Recipient
4. Recognition of visitors:  none present
5. M/S Paumen/Thomas – Approve the Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, October 14, 2014 with the additions of items F and G to new business.  Motion carries 7-0
6. M/S McAlpine/Liljequist – Approve the Consent Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, October 14, 2014.  (See Exhibit 1 – Consent Agenda; September 8, 2014 Minutes; Board Checks; Manual Checks; Operating Investments; OPEB Investments). Motion carries 7-0. 
7. Open Forum:  none
8. Unfinished Business
A. The September 30 enrollment was 877.6, which is up from original counts in June. Two additional students will be starting next week in grade 3. 
B. M/S McApine/Liljequist – Motion to approve the following policy updates: Policy 417 – Chemical Use and Abuse; Policy 532 – Use of Peace Officers and Crisis Teams to Remove Students with IEPs; Policy 603 – Curriculum Development; Policy 613 – Graduation Requirements; Policy 617 – School District Ensurance of Standards; Policy 624 – Online Learning Options. Motion carries 7-0.
C. M/S Thomas/Paumen – Motion to approve a revised budget for the 2014-2015 school year. The original budget was set in June. The revised budget has adjusted student counts, actual staff and changes in the utility budgets. Motion carries 6-0.  
9. New Business 
A. M/S McAlpine/Liljequist – Motion to approve a resolution authorizing the approval of the sale of general obligation refunding bonds.  Refinancing these bonds will save the local taxpayers approximately $55,000. Roll call vote- McAlpine-yes, Lilequist-yes, Michalicek-yes, Paumen-yes, Thomas-yes, Elsenpeter-yes, Trager- not present.  Motion carries 6-0
B. M/S Thomas/Liljequist – Motion to approve the winter coaching assignments. Motion carries 6-0.
C. M/S Paumen/Thomas – Motion to approve the addition of St. Michael-Albertville, Kimball and New London-Spicer to the alpine ski team cooperative agreement with Annandale, Maple Lake and Litchfield.  Motion carries 6-0, Elsenpeter abstained.
D. M/S Paumen/Elsenpeter – Motion to approve an extended field trip for the softball team to California from Friday, March 27 through Sunday April 5.  Motion carries 6-0
E. The annual meeting and report on our World’s Best Workforce Plan was held.  The WBWF plan was reviewed and discussed and Dave Hansen presented the annual report. M/S Thomas/Trager Motion to approve the Annual Report.  Motion carries 7-0
F. M/S Thomas/Liljequist – Motion to approve a gymnastic co-operative agreement between Maple Lake and Kimball for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years. The Granite Ridge Conference has no objection to the pairing. The cost of the program will allocated to each district by a percentage of kids in the program. Kimball will provide transportation to and from practices at their own cost.  Motion carries 5-2, Elsenpeter and Paumen opposing.
G. M/S McAlpine/Elsenpeter – Motion to approve the MSHSL Foundation Grant. Funding through this grant is used to help students in need pay for their activity fees. Motion carries 7-0  
10. Representative Reports
A. District Leadership Team – Redemske reported that on the September 16 meeting, Smart Goals were discussed, paras were invited to participate in the Nurtured Heart presentation during the November late start and Q-Comp observers will receive training on classroom observations.
B. Early Childhood Family Education/Community Education- McAlpine reported the preschool and ECFE numbers are up and Maple Lake received a $15,000 Pathways scholarship.  
C. Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative – Michalicek reported that payment of monthly bills were approved and the Paraprofessional group at MAWSECO is working on a union contract.
D. Minnesota High School League – Paumen reported at the October 2 meeting the discussion on transgender student participation was tabled, baseball and softball will have four classes in 2016, the MSHSL is considering changing the rules on pitchers being able to bat during a game and the MSHSL website has a great link for viewing the district football scheduling. Redemske reported at the CMC meeting, Rockford has been removed from the conference for next year and Paynesville has been added.  
E. Schools for Equity in Education – Redemske reported Speaker of the House Thissen and Minority Leader Daudt spoke at the meeting and Tom Melcher gave a presentation on what the School Facilities Committee is proposing.
F. Wright Technical Center –  Michalicek reported of some staff health issues and the student numbers are good.
G. Elementary School – Harlan reported that today during late start, the staff received training on NWEA testing. Today was National Hot Lunch Day and the cafeteria served an additional 229 lunches to family members.  For the third year in a row, Maple Lake Elementary is a Reward School.  The elementary has new art curriculum, fun night will have a science focus, the Science Express bus will be here the last week in October for students a parents to tour.  A new television has been added to the entryway to promote all the good things in our school, students along with Mrs. Haglin and Ms. Casebolt will be putting together videos to show on the TV.  Mrs. Haglin is working on a program with students and staff called Global Read Aloud where students can Skype with students from other countries.  The Backpack Buddies program received an anonymous donation of a new freezer.    
H. High School – Hansen reported during late start, Zahler came in and took a staff group photo and staff attended meetings regarding testing strategies for students. Parent/teacher conferences took place on Monday. The end of the first quarter is October 31. He thanked Judy Paumen for her help in the high school office this last month due to a medical leave of a staff member.  He was also impressed by all of the generosity staff and students have shown towards staff and students facing difficult times. He reported that Channel 5 was here twice this month: once to cover the car accident of one of our students and they will be doing a report on a student who will be receiving a Tank Chair.  
11. Committee Reports – no reports
12. Set Meeting Dates – no dates set
13. Other Business
A. Thank-You Notes 
B. Upcoming Meetings:
1. Safe Schools Meeting at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in the Board Room
2. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in the Board Room
3. Activities Committee Meeting at 7:45 p.m. on Monday, October 20, 2014 in the Board Room
4. Schools for Equity in Education Regional Meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, October 27, 2014 in Cokato
5. MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in Howard Lake
6. Wright Tech Center Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 3, 2014 in Buffalo
7. Regular School Board Meeting in November at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10, 2014 in the Board Room
8. Relicensure Committee Meeting on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 3:15 p.m. in the Elementary Media Center
9. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in the Board Room
10. Schools for Equity in Education Meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, November 21, 2014 in Minneapolis
C. Miscellaneous Information:
1. Leadership in Educational Excellence Awards Recognition Event Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in St. Cloud
2. Chamber of Commerce Meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5, 2014
3. Mental Health Summit at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 13, 2014 in Buffalo
14. M/S McAlpine/Liljequist – Motion to close the meeting for evaluation of the superintendent. Motion .carries 6-0
  Meeting re-opened at 9:14 p.m.
15. M/S McAlpine/Thomas – Motion to adjourn at 9:15 p.m. Motion carries 6-0.
Respectfully Submitted
Kristi Anderson
Shelley McAlpine