CITY OF SARTELL
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ON APPLICATION FOR A CONDITIONAL-USE PERMIT
FOUQUETTE AUTO, LLC
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That the Sartell City Council will hold a public hearing in the council chambers of the Sartell City Hall on Monday, the 9th day of February, 2015, at 7 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, to consider a conditional-use permit allowing for the operation of automotive sales, as requested by Fouquette Auto LLC, owner and applicant; for property located at the corner of 5 Riverside Ave. S.
Publish: Jan. 30, 2015
ORGANIZATIONAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 748
JAN. 5, 2015
DISTRICT CENTER BOARD ROOM
The organizational school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 7 p.m. by Chair Michelle Meyer. Members present: Meyer; Krista Durrwachter, vice chair; Jason Nies, clerk; Mary McCabe, director; Pat Marushin, director; Pam Raden, director; and Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent. Members absent: None.
A motion was made by Durrwachter and seconded by Nies to approve the agenda with the following changes – C. Discussion – Goals has been removed from the agenda and add Approval of Architectural Firm. All in favor. Motion carried.
Acting Chair Meyer opened nominations for the position of chair. McCabe nominated Durrwachter for chair. Raden seconded the nomination. No other nominations were received. Durrwachter was elected as chair.
Chair Durrwachter presided over the meeting at this point.
Nies nominated Meyer for vice chair. Raden seconded the nomination. No other nominations were received. Meyer was elected as vice chair.
Meyer nominated Raden for clerk/treasurer. McCabe seconded the nomination. No other nominations were received. Raden was elected as clerk/treasurer.
A motion was made by Meyer and seconded by Nies to designate Sentry Bank, US Bank, Minnesota School Districts Liquid Assets Fund, and PMA Financial Network as depositories for 2015. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Nies to authorize a signature facsimile for payment of board-authorized expenditures bearing the signature of the chair and clerk/treasurer. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by Meyer to authorize use of current facsimile for payment of board-authorized expenditures until new one is received. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Nies to set 12 regular board meetings for 2015 to be held at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month (unless a national holiday). Proposed time to continue at 7 p.m. – except during the summer months of June, July and August which would begin at 4 p.m.)
Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 21.
All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Meyer and seconded by McCabe to set the salary of board members for chair and treasurer at $3,400 annually, and directors at $3,000 annually. Stipend for special and other designated meetings will be $50 for meetings from one to two hours, $100 for meetings from two to four hours, $150 for meetings from four to six hours, $400 for meetings longer than six. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by Marushin to adopt the following resolution allowing the payment of claims prior to board approval in certain circumstances presently in effect:
Steve Wruck, director of Business Services, be authorized to make payment prior to board approval of claims that cannot be deferred until the next board meeting without loss to the district of discount privileges and Wruck is authorized to initiate and transact electronic fund transfers for the purpose of investment of excess monies and for payment of bond principal and interest. Said authority is delegated pursuant to M.S.1996, Section 123B.02, Subd. 18. All in favor. Motion carried.
Board Chair Durrwachter appointed the following to Board Committees:
School Board Committees
Policy: McCabe and Durrwachter
Finance and Operations: Nies, Meyer and McCabe
Facilities: McCabe, Nies and Meyer
Benton-Stearns Education District: Meyer
Legislative Network and SEE: Raden
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Committee: Marushin and Raden
Technology: Nies and Marushin
Community Outreach: Raden and Meyer
Stearns County Collaborative: Durrwachter
Community Education Advisory: Pam Raden
Special Education Advisory Committee: Patrick Marushin
Sartell Senior Connection: Krista Durrwachter
A motion was made by Meyer and seconded by McCabe to identify the official newspaper for publication as Sartell Newsleader. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Meyer and seconded by Nies to identify Ratwood, Roszak and Maloney and Kennedy and Graven as the district’s legal representatives. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Meyer and seconded by Nies to APPROVE THE LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR MINDY STROM.
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by Raden to APPROVE THE RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A PRE-LABOR DAY START. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by Meyer to APPROVE THE ARCHITECTURAL FIRM FOR LONG-RANGE FACILITIES PLAN. TO MOVE FORWARD WITH NEGOTIATIONS TO RETAIN CUNNINGHAM GROUP FOR THE SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN LONG-RANGE FACILITIES STUDY. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Nies to adjourn the meeting at 7:27 p.m. Motion carried.
Published: Jan. 30, 2015
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
DEC. 15, 2014
DISTRICT CENTER BOARD ROOM
The regular school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 7 p.m. by Michelle Meyer, chair. Members present: Meyer; Krista Durrwachter, vice chair; Jason Nies, clerk; Mary McCabe, director; Pam Raden, director; and Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent. Absent: Dan Riordan, director.
A motion was made by Raden and seconded by McCabe to approve the agenda. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Durrwachter and seconded by Nies to approve consent items a-c as presented below:
a. Minutes of the regular school board meeting held on Nov. 17, 2014.
b. Checks in the amount of $1,686,876.61 as presented:
General Fund 1,314,656.88
Food Service Fund 119,551.38
Transportation Fund 106,967.21
Community Service Fund 31,180.12
Capital Expenditure Fund 52,562.72
Building Fund 61,948.82
Summer Rec Agency Fund 9.48
Check numbers 158266 to 158588
Receipts in the amount of $3,206,267.95 as presented:
General Fund 1,886,814.39
Food Service Fund 203,864.35
Transportation Fund 20,136.73
Community Service Fund 64,327.84
Capital Expenditure Fund 5,200.00
Building Fund .63
Debt Service Fund 1,025,924.01
Receipts 40435 to 40530
Wire transfers in the amount of $4,440.94 as presented:
General Fund 916.46
Food Service Fund 3,264.34
Community Service Fund 260.14
Wire transfers 201400027-201400030
c. Accept the following donations: Pine Meadow PTO Elementary, Sartell-St. Stephen School District, $12,114.00, Smartboards; Oak Ridge Elementary PTC, Sartell-St. Stephen School District, $13,213.00, Smartboards; Oak Ridge Elementary PTC, Sartell-St. Stephen School District, $987.44, Books; Oak Ridge Elementary PTC, Sartell-St. Stephen School District, $300.00, Itunes; Oak Ridge Elementary PTC, Sartell-St. Stephen School District, $255.89, Card Stock; Oak Ridge Elementary PTC, Sartell-St. Stephen School District, $246.94, Slab Roller.
d. Accept the resignation of Susannah O’Donoghue, Oak Ridge Elementary, cafeteria supervisor, on Dec. 12, 2014; Sara Winter, Oak Ridge Elementary, supervisor, Nov. 18, 2014.
Student Representative Report: Mac Nies, senior at Sartell High School
- Pine Meadow and Oak Ridge Elementary are collecting a variety of items for those in need, including Toys for Tots, items for the food shelf and hat and mitten drives. The community and students have been very generous with numerous items being donated.
- Pine Meadow Elementary fourth-graders hosted a wax museum that highlighted famous inventors and their accomplishments. Families and students were invited to attend the event.
- Winter Wonderland (PME) and Jingle Bell Olympics (ORE) are currently taking place in our elementary schools during physical education time to provide an extra touch of fun during class time.
- Oak Ridge Elementary hosted more than 400 visitors in early December during lunchtime for Grandparents Day where grandparents and other family members were invited to join their loved ones for lunch.
- At Sartell Middle School, seventh-grade students participated in Kids Connecting to Community where students volunteered in a variety of places.
- The seventh- and eighth-grade musical cast Annie Jr. with more than 90 students participating in the play on stage and behind the scenes. The play will be performed Feb. 26-28.
- More than 80 students at SMS are participating in Ski and Snowboard Club.
- Middle and high school concerts have taken place during the past weeks including band, choir and orchestra.
- National Honor Society raised more than $3,000 for families in need with a healthy competition in place between Block 4 classes.
- T.A.R.G.E.T. held a Hat and Mitten Drive which brought in hundreds of items.
- A food drive was also held at SHS sponsored by special education classes.
- Winter Wonderland will be held during the last week in January.
Superintendent Report: Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent
- Superintendent Schwiebert had the opportunity to substitute at Sartell High School, which was offered as part of the United Way Pledge Drive. He enjoyed the time meeting with students and staff and is looking forward to fulfilling two other opportunities at the middle school and elementary levels.
- A document was shared that outlined how schools in Central Minnesota are lobbying the legislature to allow for schools to start in September, prior to Labor Day in 2015. He will continue to keep the Board apprised of the initiative.
- Dan Riordan was recognized for his eight years of service to the Sartell-St. Stephen School Board.
School Board Committees: School board members will report on committee meetings that have taken place since the last board meeting.
- Several firms submitted proposals for the five- to 10-year’s facilities Request For Proposal (RFP)
- The committee selected three of these firms to present to the board and to have the opportunity to ask further questions.
- It’s planned the presentations will be on Jan. 5 by each of the three firms.
Report on Early Childhood: Kristine O’Brien, director of Community Education and Early Childhood, reported on potential preschool program updates for the 2015-16 calendar year.
New Employees or Changes: A motion was made by Durrwachter and seconded by Raden to APPROVE #1-16: Dianne Amundson, transportation, bus driver, $20.78 per hr. 2.25 hrs., new position, 10-13-14; Ross Anderson, SMS, junior high boys basketball seventh-grade, $2,137 BS1, replacing Kyle Olson, 01-05-14; Robin Dockery, SHS, asst. speech, $1,515 BS1, replacing Emily Jensen, 12-08-14; Shirley Emerson, DSC, para, $16.90 per hr. Increase .75 hrs. per day; increased need, 09-02-14; Robert Graham, SHS/SMS, cleaner, $16.71 per hr. R1, S5; SMS to SHS transfer to 3.5 hrs., 12-08-14; Leah Greer, DSC, para, $17.72 per hr. 6.25 per week, increased need, 09-02-14; Terri Johnson, ORE, $15.71 per hr. RIV, S1, 3.5 per day, new position, 11-12-14; Marla Lahr, DSC, para, $16.90 per hr., Increase to 7.5 hrs./wk., 09-02-14; Cory Luke, SMS, junior high wresting, $2,137 BS1, new position, 08-17-14; Natalie Marcussen, SMS, social worker, $39,155/FTE MA, S1/.8825, replacing Therese Nierengarten, 10-27-14; David Plante, ORE, $16.01 per hr. R1, S4, 5.25 to 7.5 hrs., 08-01-14; Evelyn Slivnik; SHS, cleaner, $16.71 per hr. R1, S5, 7.5 to 4.0 hrs., 12-08-14; Lori Traut, DSC, para, $20.91 per hr. 2 hr. per wk., Evening School Readiness Tuesdays, 09-02-14; Tracy Zimmermann, ORE, student supervisor, $13.90 per hr. 10 hrs. per wk., replacing Sarah Winter, 12-09-14.
Leaves of Absence: Sarah Coles, SMS, Spanish teacher, Requested Leave, April 11-May 22, 2015; Kelly Hansen, DSC, Early Childhood, requested leave, March 5-June 3, 2015; Kristin Hanson, SMS, physical education teacher, requested leave, March 9-May 8, 2015; Brenda Holter, SMS, math teacher, requested leave, Feb. 23-May 15, 2015; Tricia Quinlan, SMS, fifth-grade teacher, requested leave, April 8, 2014 – June 3, 2015; Steve Schwanke; SHS, student supervisor, requested leave, Jan. 12-Feb. 9, 2015. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by Raden to HAVE SECOND READING AND APPROVE REVISIONS TO POLICY 522 and 526. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Nies to APPROVE THE SENIORITY LISTS. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Durrwachter and seconded by McCabe to APPROVE UPDATED EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Durrwachter and seconded by Nies to APPROVE MSHSL FOUNDATION GRANT. All in favor. Motion carried.
Schedule Work Session and Committee Meetings
Organizational Meeting – Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. at the District Service Center
The board had the official review of policies 524, 533, 534, 601, 602, 603, 604 and 605.
The board had the first of two readings of revision of the following policy: 535.
Discuss School District Calendar for 2015-16: At this time, Version E is the recommended calendar. Further action will be taken at a meeting in 2015. There is some discussion of possibilities of the Minnesota legislature being approached to allow for schools to start earlier in September 2015 due to the late start of Labor Day.
Meyer announced a five-minute recess. A motion to close the meeting to have the Truth in Taxation Hearing was made by Durrwachter and seconded by Nies at 5:53 p.m. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion to reopen the meeting was made by Raden and seconded by McCabe at 7:04 p.m. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Durrwachter and seconded by Raden to APPROVE 2014 Payable 2015 Property Tax Levy. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:05 p.m. was made by Durrwachter and seconded by Nies. All in favor. Motion carried.
Published: Jan. 30, 2015