NOTICE OF MECHANIC’S LIEN SALE

Please take notice that at the address of Copart, 200 County Road 159, Avon, MN 56310 at 2 o’clock on February 5, 2020, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2002 Chry. Town and Ctry., Vin #2C4GP54L12R738605. 

Storage and lien sale fees are due as of December 3, 2019 is $739.60.

The storage will continue to accrue at $20.00 per day until the sale date.

Owner(s) Shane Lamar Grant

Lienholders: None

PLEASE NOTE-THIS MAY BE A SALVAGE VEHICLE.

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NOTICE OF MECHANIC’S LIEN SALE

Please take notice that at the address of Copart, 200 County Road 159, Avon, MN 56310 at 2 o’clock on February 5, 2020, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2015 Jeep Cherokee, Vin #1C4PJMBS6FW680560. 

Storage and lien sale fees are due as of December 3, 2019 is $1,950.40.

The storage will continue to accrue at $20.00 per day until the sale date.

Owner(s) E Surance, Michael Bickford

Lienholders: None

PLEASE NOTE-THIS MAY BE A SALVAGE VEHICLE.

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NOTICE OF MECHANIC’S LIEN SALE

Please take notice that at the address of Copart, 200 County Road 159, Avon, MN 56310 at 2 o’clock on February 5, 2020, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 1997 Ford F250, Vin #1FTHX26G9VEC71163. 

Storage and lien sale fees are due as of December 4, 2019 is $619.60.

The storage will continue to accrue at $20.00 per day until the sale date.

Owner(s) Gene C. Silvestrini

Lienholders: None

PLEASE NOTE-THIS MAY BE A SALVAGE VEHICLE.

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Notice of termination between Medicare and ?CHI Health at ?Home-Albany
CHI Health at Home-Albany will no longer participate in the Medicare Program (Title XVIII of the Social Security Act) effective 1/31/2020. The agreement between CHI Health at Home-Albany and the Secretary of Health and Human Services will terminate on 1/31/2020 in accordance with the provisions of the Social Security Act. This includes both home health and hospice services.

The Medicare program will not make payment for services furnished to patients who are admitted on or after 1/31/2020.  However, payment is available for up to thirty (30) days for care furnished under a plan established before the effective date of termination for the Home Health Agency services. Services will continue to be provided for home health and hospice clients in Albany and the surrounding areas by CHI Health at Home-Little Falls.

Lisa Hanowski, RN

Administrator, CHI Health at Home-Albany

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AVON TOWNSHIP

NOTICE OF THE MEETING OF THE BOARD OF AUDIT 

The public is hereby notified that the annual Board of Audit meeting of Avon Township will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 7:00 PM.  This meeting will be held in the Avon Township Hall, 16881 Queens Road, Avon (MN).  The public is invited to attend.  All Avon Township meetings are handicap-accessible.

Stephen Saupe, Clerk

Avon Township

Published in the Enterprise Wednesday January 15, 2020.

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Holdingford School Board Briefs

The Holdingford School Board held their organizational meeting for the New Year on Monday, January 8, 2020. Officers were elected unanimously:  Ben Christensen Chairperson, Pat Meier Vice-Chair, Evelyn Martini Clerk and Ed Feia Treasurer. The board meeting calendar was set, board salaries were set, mileage rate was established at Federal rate, Albany Enterprise was named as official newspaper, approval to retain current Banks and authorize the Superintendent/Business Manager to make deposits in official depositories, to use facsimile signatures for payroll and disbursement checks, named district administrative assistant as clerks designee, authorized the superintendent to sign/renew contracts in amounts up to $20,000, named business manager as treasurers designee, approved to provide meals, coffee, and light refreshments to visitors, to authorize board chair and superintendent to be contacts with district counsel and to use Attorney Tom Jovanovich, to participate in Title Programs, and board committee assignments were reviewed with approval coming in Feb.

New Board Members Evelyn Martini, Elissa Ebnet, Lori Opatz, and Robb Knettel took the Oath of Office, the pledge was recited, the amended agenda was approved, and the consent agenda was approved Items in consent agenda included: approval of the minutes from Dec. 18th School Board Meeting; approval of the schedule of bills in the amount of $320,800.39--.  Computer checks approved #83645 through #83799; approval of the electronic transfer for Dec. 2019, $1,734,077.30; approval of Policies 419, 421, 510, 516 and 524; also annual review of Policy 806.Chair Christensen welcomed fellow board members, administration, staff and guests. 

The meeting continued with reports, Luke Selken with ICS updated the Board on the building projects. He reported the footings have all been poured for the classroom addition and the walls will start going up. The west wall of the high school will be removed and excavating will start to prepare for the footings. Mr. Selken summarized the change orders needed due to meeting codes and some unforeseen circumstances.

Superintendent Swenson reported the furniture is being finalized for the classrooms, offices and commons/entrance areas. He informed the Board that the track needs a full replacement and costs are being sought. Mr. Swenson also updated the board on the implementing of Flexible Learning Days, Portrait of a Graduate process, and talked about MSBA conference format for new board members.

Student Rep. Spencer Trobec reported the biology classes had an awesome field trip to the Science Museum prior to winter break to see the Body World RX Exhibit. He updated the board on Girls and Boys Basketball, Wrestling, Knowledge Bowl, Business Club’s morning sale and valentine sale, Student Council events Semi Formal Dance and Blood Drive coming up on Feb. 21st. Mr. Trobec also talked about a Job Fair the Leadership Council is working on and planning to present to students in grades five and six. 

Secondary Principal Ms. Safran reported preparations for the end of quarter two and Semester one are taking place including AIMSWEB testing to obtain the benchmark data for math and language arts. She is continuing with teacher evaluations and preparing registration materials for next year.  Ms. Safran explained that the upcoming Academy In-service Day will be very beneficial for teachers to obtain some of the additional components required to meet the Cultural Competency requirement for teacher licensing. She also informed the board they are welcoming five student teachers who will be starting next semester. Testing prep for the MTAS/MCA is being worked on, testing will begin in March. 56 of 94 juniors are registered to take the ACT test and staff will be asked to complete the MCA test security training soon.

Elementary Principal Mr. Stang reported winter AIMSWEB testing is taking place for winter benchmarking, the elementary also has several student teachers starting semester two, and he is working on observations, para evaluations, and the ADSIS application. Mr. Stang informed the board that he is coordinating the process to obtain the validation for a School of Excellence. 

Business Manager Ms. Heinze reported minimum wage has been raised to $10.00/hr, Star reporting is complete, submitted and she is waiting for the state turnaround reports. The Business office is working on calendar year end reporting including W2’s and 1095s for the affordable care act. She is also working on budget revisions for this year and starting the 2020-2021 budget.

Other agenda items at the Jan. 8 organizational meeting included:

Approval of the Building Project Change Orders not to exceed $78,267 as presented. 

First reading of Policy 616 School District System Accountability. The Advisory Committee provisions have been updated. 

Approval of the District Certified Staff Seniority list for 2019-2020 as presented. 

Approval of the contract for $1,800 with Mahowald Insurance for compliance support and value added services. 

Mr. Swenson explained that MSBA is looking for support to lobby against bills that restrict local decision-making. Adopted the Local Control Resolution. 

Mr. Stang thanked Ms. Primus for her years with the District and added she has been a phenomenal speech clinician and has an incredible ability to teach speech! Accepted retirement resignation from Julie Primus, Speech/Language Pathologist effective at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. The Board thanked Ms. Primus for her 31 years with the District! 

A review of the upcoming meeting/event dates took place.

Husker Athletic Booster Club Annual Appreciation Gathering Jan. 18, 2020.

Work Session Feb. 5th, 2020, 6:00 PM in the Board Room

Meet & Confer Feb. 19th, 2020, 3:15 PM in the Board Room

Regular Board meeting Feb. 19st, 2020, 6:00 PM in the LMC

This article is a summary of the minutes. The full text is available for public inspection at the District Office or online at http://www.isd738.org/school-board-meeting-agendasminutes.html.

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