IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ASSESSMENT
AND CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY
THIS MAY AFFECT YOUR 2014 PROPERTY TAXES.
CITY OF SARTELL, STEARNS COUNTY
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Appeal and Equalization for the Stearns County portion of Sartell shall meet on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 6 p.m. at Sartell City Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether taxable property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor, and to determine whether corrections need to be made.
If you believe the value or classification of your property is incorrect, please contact your assessor’s office to discuss your concerns. If you are still not satisfied with the valuation or classification after discussing it with your assessor, you may appear before the local board of appeal and equalization. The board shall review the valuation, classification, or both if necessary, and shall correct it as needed. Generally, an appearance before your local board of appeal and equalization is required by law before an appeal can be taken to the county board of appeal and equalization.
Patti Gartland, Sartell City Administrator
125 Pinecone Road N., Sartell MN 56377
Publish: March 29, 2013
CITY OF SARTELL, BENTON COUNTY PARCELS
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Appeal and Equalization for the City of Sartell in Benton County, will meet at the city hall in said city at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013 for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said city for the assessment year 2013.
All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment, or who wish to complain the property of another is assessed too low are hereby notified to appear at said meeting, and show cause of having such assessment corrected.
No complaint another person is assessed too low will be acted upon until the person so assessed, or his agent, have been notified of such complaint.
Given under my hand this 29th day of March, 2013.
Patti Gartland, Sartell City Administrator
125 Pinecone Road N., Sartell MN 56377
Publish: March 29, 2013
ST. STEPHEN CITY LEGAL NOTICE
Notice is hereby given the Board of Appeal and Equalization for St. Stephen shall meet from 6:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at City Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether taxable property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor, and to determine whether corrections need to be made.
If you believe the value or classification of your property is incorrect, please contact your assessor’s office to discuss your concerns. If you are still not satisfied with the valuation or classification after discussing it with your assessor, you may appear before the local board of appeal and equalization. The board shall review the valuation, classification or both, if necessary, and shall correct it as needed. Generally, an appearance before your local board of appeal and equalization is required by law before an appeal can be taken to the county board of appeal and equalization.
/s/ Cris Drais, city clerk
Dated: March 26, 2013
Publish: March 29, 2013
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 748
FEB. 25, 2013
DISTRICT CENTER BOARD ROOM
The regular school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 6 pm by Chair, Michelle Meyer. Members present: Meyer; Mary McCabe, vice chair; Jason Nies, clerk/treasurer; Pam Raden, director; Krista Durrwachter, director; Dan Riordan, director; and Hannah Tilstra, student member. Members absent: Joseph Hill, superintendent.
Meyer thanked staff, guests and students for attending the board meeting, and welcomed Student Representative Tilstra.
A motion was made by Durrwachter to amend the following items:
• Move Action Item C3 Work Study Session to Discussion Item E5
• Add Discussion Item E6 – Meeting date in St. Stephen
• Add Action Item C3 – Approval of Spanish Club Fundraiser
Recognition of visitors and public forum: Christine Rohlfs, 815 15th St. N., Sartell; Scott Lindell, 1407 7th Ave. N., Sartell; and Tammy Ferns, 1718 Grizzly Lane, Sartell, addressed the board on the topic of revisiting the 2013-14 academic calendar.
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by Durrwachter to approve consent items a-d as presented below:
a. Minutes of the meeting held on Jan. 18, 2013.
b. Checks in the amount of $1,661,609.64 as presented:
General Fund 1,195,347.72
Food Service Fund 90,115.01
Transportation Fund 59,322.70
Community Service Fund 33,601.89
Capital Expenditure Fund 91,951.51
Building Fund 190,749.86
Summer Rec Agency Fund 520.95
Check numbers 150776 to 151175
Receipts in the amount of $2,946,709.45 as presented:
General Fund 2,455,301.88
Food Service Fund 239,526.62
Transportation Fund 13,948.91
Community Service Fund 140,013.96
Capital Expenditure Fund 39,826.57
Building Fund 89.62
Debt Service Fund 57,241.89
Summer Rec Agency Fund 760.00
Wire transfers in the amount of $183,513.91 as presented:
General Fund 179,558.80
Community Service Fund 3,955.11
Wire transfers 201200039-201200042
c. Accept the following donations:
Name To Donation Purpose
Jan Sorell Sartell-St. Stephen Community Education Adopt-a-Family Gifts $85.86 Two sets twin bed sheets, pillow cases, and blankets
Kristi Malley Sartell-St. Stephen Community Education Adopt-a-Family Gifts $65.11 Miscellaneous kitchen, bath, and clothing items
Greg Rueter Sartell-St. Stephen Community Education Adopt-a-Family Gifts $275 Clothing, video games, and gift cards
Judy Morgan Sartell-St. Stephen Community Education Adopt-a-Family Gifts $132 Sheets, miscellaneous books, and children’s clothing
Oak Ridge PTO District 748 Schools $2,241 Kindergarten books
Builders Assoc. Sartell High School Industrial Tech Dept. $330 To be used in the Woods class
Sartell Music Assoc. Sartell High School $900 Orchestra assistance
Sartell Music Assoc. Sartell-St. Stephen Community Education $300 Cost to cover accompanist for Elementary
d. Accept the retirement of Dorothy Slivnik, SMS Custodian, effective 5-31-13
Student Representative Report: Student representative, Hannah Tilstra, Senior at Sartell High School, reported on the High School highlights.
• The Boys Swimming Team just won sections and is going to state competition.
• Anna Neeser and Jenisa Cash, high school gymnasts, participated in the state competition.
• Dance Team placed second in the high kick and fourth in jazz at the state competition.
• There will be a blood drive at the high school next week.
• The service project at the high school, Sabre Nation Day of Service, will take place in the spring, involving Student Council and Student Voice.
• The hydration station system at the high school is moving forward with plans to have it be up and running by spring.
• Student Voice plans to survey the high school students on how they feel about the calendar changes, with plans to discuss with the board at a future meeting.
School Board Committees: Board members attended the Curriculum and Technology Committee meeting. Information focused on access and technology.
Negotiations Committee: A tentative agreement is in place with the clerical unit. A meeting will be set up soon with the non-union and paraprofessional union.
Board Listening Session: A session was held with a group of six. Topics of discussion were the district organizational chart, health plans, payment for retirees, school safety, Vision 2015 survey, special education transition from building to building, communication, focus on technology and calendar changes. The next listening session will be held in March.
SMS Parent Advisory Council Meeting: Discussion items included the SMS parent night, Jan. 18 in-service date for teachers, and the apple roundtable event. Dr. Hill will present the State of the District at 7 p.m. March 19 at the PAC meeting.
SHS Parent Advisory Council Meeting. Dr. Hill presented the State of the District report at the high school on Feb. 20. New registration night was held at the high school. The junior class worked with incoming ninth-graders in helping with the transition to high school.
Policy Committee Meeting: The Policy Committee is continually working with aligning our district policies with the MSBA policies.
PME Parent Teacher Organization: The PTO has just purchased 30 iPads for the building. There will be BINGO night on Friday, March 1. Dr. Hill will be presenting the State of the District at the 6:30 p.m. March 19 PTO meeting.
Benton Stearns Education Board Meeting: The contract to support staff was passed and finalized by the board.
The average number of enrollment for special education for the six-member school districts is 14 percent.
Early childhood and early intervention programs are growing quite rapidly.
The board has finalized a five-year planning project.
Sartell Senior Connection: Some of the many activities happening with the Sartell Senior Connection include the following:
• They have a large library • Recycled card group
• Their senior prom will be held in April • RSVP Program
• Hosting a Lemonade and Laughter event • Upcoming field trips
• Coffee and Conversation
Schools for Equity Education: Information was presented on:
• Research and information about the investment in early childhood education and the importance in early learning and Response to Intervention
• Early childhood budget in Minnesota
• Quality criteria in early childhood with parental involvement
• Funding system for education
• Need for scholarships for students
Summer Recreation Meeting: The group met with LeSauk, St. Stephen and Sartell city employees. Discussion was on the best way to move forward with partnership and planning of the summer recreation program.
Long-Range-Enrollment Projections and Implication for Facilities and Programs: Steve Wruck, director of business services, presented information on enrollment projections and implications for facilities and programs.
Building Project Budget Update: Wruck presented the current building project budget update in regard to the funds from the recent bond referendum.
Athletic Facility Scoreboard and Communication System Update: John Ross, athletic director, presented the financial information on the athletic facility scoreboard in partnership with the Sartell Booster Club. The school district has budgeted $29,000 for the replacement of this project, and the rest of the funds to support the replacement of the scoreboard and communication system will be funded and raised by the Sartell Booster Club, community partnerships and supportive youth organizations.
Jodi Gertken, Blend coordinator for the CentraCare Health Foundation, presented on the Central Minnesota Safe Routes to School initiative for the districts of St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids-Rice and Sartell-St. Stephen. At this time the project would include four elementary schools and one middle school.
A motion was made by Riordan and seconded by McCabe to APPROVE THE RESOLUTION FOR SAFE SCHOOLS. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Nies to SET BOARD COMMITTEE MEETINGS. All in favor. Motion carried.
Work Session and Committee Meetings scheduled: Policy committee Meeting – Monday, March 4, at 4:15 p.m.
Operations and Finance Meeting – Friday, March 15, at 3:30 p.m.
A motion was made by Meyer and seconded by Riordan to APPROVE THE SPANISH CLUB FUNDRAISER TRIP TO COSTA RICA. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Durrwachter and seconded by Raden to HAVE THIRD READING AND APPROVE NEW POLICY 530. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Durrwachter and seconded by Nies to APPROVE THE PERSONNEL OMNIBUS RESOLUTION.
New Employees or Changes:
Name Bldg. Position Compensation Change
Kathy Pantzke SMS LTS – SPED BA S1, $181.19/day Covering leave of Cassie Gertken
Pat Soyka SMS/SHS LTS – Art BA S1, $181.19/day Covering leave of Jessica Boline
Brittney Soldner DSC ECFE Busy1’s and Drop By and Play BA S1, $22.65/hour New position
Stacy Karolus DSC Executive assistant $22.20/hour Replacing Jennifer Nash
Sartell Community Center Task Force Updates: The City of Sartell has presented questions to the School Board in providing support and involvement with their projects. The Board has addressed these questions with the City of Sartell. At this time the Board is in agreement that the district will not be part of a building project with the city.
The Board had first readings of revisions of Policies: 602, 613, 614, 615, and 616. Policy 612 was taken off of the agenda and will be reviewed at the March 18th Board meeting.
The Board had the first of three readings of proposed new Policy 905.
Internal Staff Survey Consideration: Presented idea on the best way to gather teacher feedback and information on District issues.
Work Study Session: A work Study Session was set for March 6. Items for discussion include:
• Board Policy 905
• Vision 2015 Survey
• School Calendar
Board Meeting Date in St. Stephen: The regular scheduled April board meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, April 6 at St. Stephen City Hall.
A motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m. was made by Nies and seconded by Durrwachter. All in favor. Motion carried.
Jason Nies, Clerk/Treasurer