Legal Notices: June 17, 2015


Bids will be received by the City of Maple Lake, Minnesota, at the City Hall at 10 Maple Avenue South, Maple Lake, MN  55358-0757, until 11 A.M., CDT, Thursday, July 9, 2015, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud for the furnishing of all labor, materials, and all else necessary for the following:
FY16 Hangar Area Pavement Improvements
In general, work will be completed at the Maple Lake Municipal Airport and includes the following approximate quantities:
100 LF Construct Drainage Swale 
1,000 LB Route and Seal Bituminous Pavement Cracks
120 SF 10-inch thick CL5 Base below patching
6,375 SF 4-inch thick Bituminous Patching
9,900 SY Emulsified Asphalt Slurry Seal  
Complete digital Bidding Documents are available at for $20 by inputting QuestCDN eBidDoc #3960934 on the website’s Project Search page. Paper Bidding Documents may also be viewed at the City of Maple Lake and at Stantec, 2335 Highway 36 West, St. Paul, MN 55113, (651) 636-4600.
Direct inquiries to Engineer’s Project Manager, Phil Gravel, at (651) 604-4885 or
Bids are to be submitted to Lee Ann Yager, Clerk, City of Maple Lake.  Bids may be submitted by e-mail (in PDF format), by delivery, or by US Mail. Facsimile or e-mail submittals shall be sent to the number or address below.
E-mail: (also copy )
The Owner reserves the right to retain the deposits of the 3 lowest Bidders for a period not to exceed 60 days after the date and time set for the Opening of Bids. No Bids may be withdrawn for a period of 60 days after the date and time set for the Opening of Bids.
The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all Bids, to waive irregularities and informalities therein, and further reserves the right to award the Contract to the best interests of the Owner.
Lee Ann Yager, Clerk/Treasurer
City of Maple Lake, Minnesota
MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015
Board Members Present: Joe Paumen, Shelley McAlpine, Shelly Liljequist, Richard Thomas and Joe Mavencamp
Board Members Not Present: Arnie Michalicek, Ben Elsenpeter
Others Present: Mark Redemske, David Hansen, Kris Harlan, Maureen Donohue, Tanya Malwitz, Tana Fobbe, Bruce Malwitz and Katie Friedman
1. Vice-Chair Joe Paumen called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. “District #881 is proud of”  
A. Vicki Decker for organizing all-class reunion activities during the 125th Maple Lake Anniversary celebration.
B. Softball team and coaches for their runner-up place finish in the MSHSL State Softball Tournament and Kennedy Haney Goelz and Chloe Callahan for playing in the All-Star series.
C. Boys track team and coaches for winning the section championship and the individual athletes who competed in the MSHSL State Track Meet: Scott Jordan, Ryan Kalinowski, Jackson Willard, Andrew Schonnesen and Charlie Stejskal.
D. Noah Zander and Dylan Neska for winning the first prize in the UVideo competition put on by the Minnesota Department of Health with their video titled: "miSTEAKS of Tanning." Noah and Dylan will share a $500 cash prize and the school will receive a $500 award from the Minnesota Dermatological Society.   
4. Recognition of visitors: Colleen Carlson, Tana Fobbe and Bruce Malwitz.
5. M/S  Thomas/McAlpine –  Approve the Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, June 8, 2015, with the addition of item 9G, naming the superintendent as the identified official with authority to authorize user access to MDE secure web sites for ISD #881.  Motion carries 5-0. 
6. M/S Thomas/Mavencamp – Approve the Consent Agenda for regular school board meeting held on Monday, June 8, 2015.  Motion carries 5-0
7. Open Forum: Parent Bruce Malwitz spoke to the board about how satisfied he was with Maple Lake Schools and the services provided to his special needs son.  He encouraged the board to consider offering the PAES program on campus as a more efficient way to deliver the program, rather than using up travel time to attend Wright Technical Center.
8. Unfinished Business
A. The annual Q Comp report was given by Q Comp Advisor Colleen Carlson. Carlson said the main focus of the PLC this year was to have all staff master the skills identified on the observation rubric.  PLCs were also provided the latitude to focus on what most pertains to their practices. Instructors Voigt, Seibert and Carlson are attending a PLC leadership academy and working on tweaking plans for next year. 100% of staff was observed 3 times this year.  Staff set their own professional individual goals and each school set goals based on MCA scores, with a focus on reading.
B. The annual report on the Alternative Delivery of Specialized Instructional Services (ADSIS) Program was presented by Colleen Carlson. Carlson said 94 students were served in the program. Seventy-six students were served in the elementary, with 23 showing growth in math, 39 in reading and 25 in behavior.  Of the 18 students served in the high school, 5 showed growth in math, 6 in reading and 8 in behavior.  Elementary parent surveys showed 80% of parents would recommend this program to another parent. High school surveys have not yet been returned. Service was determined by previous years NWEA and MCA scores, TAT referrals, and RtI meetings.  
C. M/S  Thomas/Liljequist –  Motion to approve purchasing up to two PAES Lab units if reimbursement is approved by MDE. The cost would be $16,455, but would be reimbursed 47%. Motion carries 5-0.
D. Motion to approve funding for promoting ISD #881. Redemske, Harlan and Hansen received a proposal from Colin Soklowski, Public Relations director from Mounds View School District. The proposal would be $4,000-6,000 to create a strategic plan.  M/S Mavencamp/Thomas Motion to table item until next meeting.  Motion carries 5-0.
E. M/S  McAlpine/Mavencamp – Motion to approve updates to the Policy 427.  Motion carries 5-0.
F. End of the 2014 – 2015 school year enrollment was 880.9
9. New Business 
A. M/S McAlpine/Mavencamp –  Motion to approve Blue Cross Blue Shield as the health insurance company covering our support staff, confidential staff and administration for the two years, beginning on October 1, 2015. Motion carries 5-0.
B. Viewing of the Minnesota State High School League “Why We Play” training video as required by the MSHSL beginning for the 2015-2016 school year. 
C. M/S McAlpine/Mavencamp –  Motion to approve a resolution for membership in the Minnesota State High School League for 2015-2016.  Motion carries 5-0.
D. M/S Mavencamp/Thomas –  Motion to approve a $0.10 increase to school meal prices and a $0.05 increase for milk, with extra entrees staying at $2.00, for the 2015-2016 school year. Motion carries 5-0.
E. M/S McAlpine/Mavencamp – Motion to direct the district office to pay all bills through the end of fiscal year 2015 to be formally approved by the Maple Lake School Board at its July meeting. Motion carries 5-0.
F. M/S Thomas/Liljequist – Motion to approve two anonymous donations: $500 for library books and $1,000 for Backpack Buddies. Motion carries 5-0.
G. M/S  McAlpine/Paumen –  Motion to approve designating Mark Redemske the official authority to access MDE secure website. Motion carries 5-0.
10. Representative Reports
A. District Leadership Team- Thomas reported that discussion involved Q Comp and clock hour certificates. With money in the budget, the team discussed the possibility of increasing Q Comp stipends for FY17. Next meeting is September 2, 2015 at 9:45 a.m.
B. Early Childhood Family Education/Community Education – McAlpine reported applications are being accepted for preschool. There was discussion on school readiness. Community Ed no longer has a gymnastic coach.  Nicole Wilke will be departing at the end of June.
C. Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative – Thomas said they toured the STEP program.  MAWSECO hopes to be in new building by mid November. The board reviewed the 2015-2016 preliminary budget.
D. Minnesota High School League – Paumen said the MSHSL Board met June 1.  Among items discussed was the denial of a motion to implement a shot clock for basketball. 
E. Safe Schools Committee – The next meeting is August 20, 1:15 p.m., will be an All County meeting at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo.
F. Schools for Equity in Education – The next meeting is on June 17, 9:30 a.m. at the Red Goat in Cokato.
G. Technology Committee – Redemske reported that Randy Benoit, Technology Coordinator, gave updates on purchasing machines, servers and the need for a new wireless system.
H. Elementary School – Harlan reported that summer school runs June 8-July 2, with 38 enrolled K-3 and 12 enrolled 4-6. Interviews are underway for a kindergarten instructor and Math Core tutor position and working on filling SPED teacher vacancies.  Discussion taking place on whether to consider a grade 3-4 combination classroom in attempt to keep class sizes lower with no decision made yet.
I. High School – Hansen reported that $36,000 in local scholarships was given out on Senior Awards night. Graduation went well. He is working on schedules this summer.   Wright Technical Center is offering a 1 year CEO course. The first semester students create a business and in the second semester they create their own business. There were 20 spots available by application, of which 8 spots went to Maple Lake. We are waiting for MCA official results.
11. Committee Reports
A. Licensed Staff Committee – The board will close the meeting tonight to discuss. 
12. Set Meeting Dates
A. Special School Board Meeting set for June 23, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
B. Finance and Programs Committee set for June 23, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
C. Building and Ground Committee Meeting to be set at a later date.
13. Other Business
A. Thank-You Notes
B. Upcoming Meetings:
1. Schools for Equity in Education Meeting at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in Cokato
2. MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in Howard Lake
3. Wright Tech Center Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 in Buffalo
4. Regular School Board Meeting in July at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 13, 2015 in the Board Room
C. Miscellaneous Information:
1. Chamber of Commerce Meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015
2. MSBA on August 3, 2015
14. M/S McAlpine/Mavencamp –   Motion to close the meeting at 8:55 p.m. to discuss contract negotiations.  Motion carries 5-0
15. Meeting reopened at 9:33 p.m.                              
16. M/S  Thomas/Mavencamp – Motion to adjourn at 9:33. Motion carries 5-0.
Respectfully submitted,
Maureen Donohue
Shelley McAlpine