Unadopted Minutes
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Albany Area Schools
ISD #745
District Board Room
February 12, 2020

1. Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by Chair Winkels at 6:00 p.m.
2. Roll Call
Present: Winkels, Kreuzer, Hansen, Carbajal, Paulsen, Sand, Pennie
Absent: None Student Representatives:  VanOverbeke, Koltes, Finkelson
3. Public Forum
4. Agenda- Additions or Deletions
5. Approvals
5.1 Previous Meeting Minutes   
Motion by Kreuzer, seconded by Paulsen to approve the minutes from the January 22, 2020 Board Meeting. Supported by all present.
5.2 Cash Flow Reports – December 2019
Motion by Carbajal, seconded by Pennie, to approve the December Cash Flow Reports. Supported by all present.
6.  Consent Agenda
AESP Contracts
Adam Ebnet- Custodian
Adrianna Salzer- Custodial Support            
Community Education
Ron Paulson- Robotics
Donations: 
$   300.00- Central Minnesota Credit Union-Elem Softball Shirt Sponsor- R#57490
The following checks were issued in paying claims: Wire transfers and checks 96910-97101
Expenditures:
01 General Fund $728,508.04         02 Food Services $60,922.96
04 Community Services $28,608.90
06 Building Construction $22,585.70
Motion by Kreuzer, seconded by Carbajal to approve the February 12, 2020 Consent Agenda. Supported by Winkels, Kreuzer, Hansen, Carbajal, Sand, Pennie. Abstained by Paulsen. 
7. Reports
7.1 Purple Pride
Over 20 Purple Pride cards were presented to the school board for recognition. 
7.2 Student Representatives: 
E-learning day Feb 13th
Extracurricular updates
PAWS has recently been changed- stay longer on Mondays (15 min)
8. Business
8. 1. Enrollment Report 
Enrollment numbers remain steady. 
8. 2. Presale Report for Facilities Maintenance Bond Issue- Ehlers
Jodie Zesbaugh from Ehlers presented the presale report for Facilities Maintenance Bonds issue.
8. 3. School District Calendar
Motion by Carbajal, seconded by Paulsen to approve the 2020-2021 School District Calendar and tentative 2021-2022 school district calendar. Supported by all present.
8. 4   AFT Contract
Mr. Johnson addressed the redline contract and main language changes. The AFT union has approved the contract. 
Motion by Carbajal, seconded by Kreuzer to approve the 2020-2021 AFT Contract. Supported by all present.
8. 5   Work Session Agenda
The work session agenda on February 26th will include principal updates, transportation, portrait of a graduate, and strategic planning. 
8.6   Community Solar Gardens
Mr. Johnson spoke on our current investment in solar gardens. There is an opportunity for additional investments. Will bring final agreement for approval at a later date. 
8.7   School Board Policies- First Read
8. 7. 1. Policy 301 School District Administration
8. 7. 2. Policy 302 Superintendent
8. 7. 3. Policy 303 Superintendent Selection
8. 7. 4. Policy 304 Superintendent Contract, Duties, and Evaluation
8. 7. 5.  Policy 305 Policy Implementation
8. 7. 6.  Policy 306 Administrator Code of Ethics
8 .7. 7.  Policy 413 Harassment and Violence 
8. 7. 8.  Policy 722 Public Data Requests
9. Committee Reports
Teaching & Learning committee- personalized learning, received 34 teachers interested in the first cohort. Early literacy and ways to improve parent teacher conferences were discussed. 
9.1 CMETS Governing Board Meeting
Had a discussion about internet costs and spent some time at committee level discussing it. 
9.2 SEE
9.3 World’s Best Workforce Minutes
10. Superintendent Report
Personalized learning cohort for March, pleased with response from teachers. Meeting with first cohort next Friday. 
Yesterday was pre-bid meeting for roof bids with contractor. They plan to get started this spring. 
Strategic planning- next week we will roll out survey to the community and staff. 
Ed foundation meeting- 16 grants that teachers submitted. Will become public the end of February. 
11. Adjournment
Agenda completed at 7:15pm, a motion to adjourn was made by Hansen, seconded by Carbajal. Supported by all present.
Matt Kreuzer, Clerk
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STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF STEARNS 
DISTRICT COURT
SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Court File No.: 73-PR-20-727
In Re: Estate of
Father Arthur H. Hoppe
Decedent
NOTICE AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
It is Ordered and Notice is given that on March 6, 2020, at 8:45 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at St. Cloud, Minnesota, on a petition for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the decedent’s Will dated March 19, 2013, and for the appointment of Father Roger Klassen, O.S.B, whose address is Holy Trinity Church Rectory, 216 2nd St. No., Royalton, MN 56373-258, as personal representative of the decedent’s estate in an unsupervised administration.
Any objections to the petition must be raised at the hearing or filed with the Court prior to the hearing. If the petition is proper and no objections are filed or raised, the personal representative will be appointed with the full power to administer the decedent’s estate including the power to collect all assets; pay all legal debts, claims, taxes, and expenses; sell real and personal property; and do all necessary acts for the decedent’s estate.
Notice is further given that subject to Minn. Stat. § 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the decedent’s estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred.
By the court
Dated: Jan. 29, 2020
William J. Cashman
Judge of District Court
Dated: Jan. 29, 2020
George Lock
Court Administrator

Paul A. Ampe
Attorney at Law
MN#133395
321 Railroad Avenue, 
P.O. Box 459
Albany, MN 56307
Telephone: 320-845-4765
Facsimile: 320-845-7414
email: ampelaw@albanytel.com
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KRAIN TOWNSHIP NOTICE
  Notice is hereby given to qualified voters of Krain Township, Stearns County, State of Minnesota, that the Annual Election of Town Officers and Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Krain Town Hall located at 43207 State Hwy 238 Freeport, MN. In case of inclement weather, the election and meeting may be postponed until Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Please listen to KASM radio, 1150 AM, for possible weather-related postponements.
Election polls will be open from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at which time the voters will elect one supervisor for a 3-year term and one clerk for a 2-year term.
The Annual Meeting will commence at 8:30 p.m. to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law.
The board of Canvass will meet after the Annual Town Meeting to certify the election results.
  The Public Accuracy Testing of the voting equipment will be held Saturday, February 21st, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Krain Town Hall. 
Annie Sauer:
Krain Township Clerk
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holding township notice
The March monthly meting of the Town Board of Holding Township will be held on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. at the Holding Township Hall rescheduled because of the primary Election scheduled on the first Tuesday of the month in March.
The Public Accuracy Testing of the voting machines will also be on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, but at 9:00 p.m. for the two upcoming elections, Primary Election and the Town Annual Election.
The State Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 with polls opening at 7:00 a.m. and closing at 8:00 p.m. at the Holding Town hall located at 790 4th Street, Holdingford, MN 5640.
The Annual Town Election will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 with polls opening at 2:00 p.m. and closing at 8:00 p.m. at the Holding Town Hall to elect one supervisor and one clerk. No one filed for supervisor, a three year term. Julianne Ebnet, Incumbent filed for clerk, a two year term.
The Board of Canvass will meet at 8:15 to canvass the results of the election.
The Annual Meeting will commence at 8:30 p.m.
In case of inclement weather the Annual Election and Annual Meeting will be held  the following Tuesday, March 17, 2020 same time, same place.
Julianne Ebnet, Clerk
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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 March 18, 2020, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2001 Hond. Accord.  Vin #IHGCG56661A117788 
Storage and Lien sale fees are due as of December 9, 2019 is $713.20.
The storage will continue to accrue at $20.00 per day until the sale date.
Owner(s): Mathew Sherwood, Nathan Snell.
Lienholders: Joshua Crowell
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 March 18, 2020, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2011 Mack Semi.  Vin #1M1AW32Y2FMOO7542
Storage and Lien sale fees are due as of December 9, 2019 is $1,266.40.
The storage will continue to accrue at $20.00 per day until the sale date.
Owner(s): H and S Transportation
Lienholders: Village Bank
PLEASE NOTE-THIS MAY BE A SALVAGE VEHICLE.
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Farming Township Annual Election
Annual Town Meeting
Accuracy Testing
March Meeting Change
A Public Accuracy Test of the Automark Handicapped Accessible Voting Machine will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm in the Township Board Room of the Farming Community Center. This testing is open to the public.
Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Farming Township, County of Stearns, State of Minnesota that the Annual Township Election will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 in the Township Board Room of the Farming Community Center, 23801 County Road 42, Richmond, MN 56368 (Town of Farming). Polls will be open from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm to elect one Supervisor for a term of 3 years and one Clerk for a term of 2 years.
Any qualified voter wishing to cast an absentee ballot may contact the Township Clerk at 320-548-3562 or jabruemm@meltel.net , or cast the ballot at her office from 10 am to 12 pm on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 27555 County Road 41, Albany, MN 56307.
The Annual Town Meeting will be held at 8:30 pm at the Farming Community Center, following the Election and Board of Canvass, to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law.
In case of inclement weather, the Election and Town Meeting will be postponed until the third Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and if inclement weather also postpones the election and meeting on the third Tuesday the election and meeting will be held on the fourth Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Listen to KASM radio for postponements.
Due to the Presidential Primary Election on March 3, 2020 the March Township Board Meeting has been changed to Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the usual time and place.
Judy Bruemmer
Farming Township Clerk
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STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF STEARNS 
DISTRICT COURT
SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Court File No.: 73-PR-20-434
In Re: Estate of
Donald Nett
Decedent
NOTICE AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
It is Ordered and Notice is given that on Feb. 28, 2020, at 8:45 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at St. Cloud, Minnesota, on a petition for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the decedent’s Will dated March 6, 2015, and for the appointment of Paul H. Nett, whose address is 820 Seventh Street, PO Box 545, Albany, MN 56307, and Michael J. Nett, whose address is 710 Ochotto Lake Drive, Avon, MN 56310 as personal representative of the decedent’s estate in an unsupervised administration.
Any objections to the petition must be raised at the hearing or filed with the Court prior to the hearing. If the petition is proper and no objections are filed or raised, the personal representative will be appointed with the full power to administer the decedent’s estate including the power to collect all assets; pay all legal debts, claims, taxes, and expenses; sell real and personal property; and do all necessary acts for the decedent’s estate.
Notice is further given that subject to Minn. Stat. § 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the decedent’s estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred.
By the court
Dated: Jan. 27, 2020
William J. Cashman
Judge of District Court
Dated: Jan. 27, 2020
George Lock
Court Administrator

Paul A. Ampe
Attorney at Law
MN#133395
321 Railroad Avenue, 
P.O. Box 459
Albany, MN 56307
Telephone: 320-845-4765
Facsimile: 320-845-7414
email: ampelaw@albanytel.com
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ALBANY TOWNSHIP
ELECTION NOTICE
AND
TESTING OF VOTING EQUIPMENT
Notice is hereby given that the Minnesota State Presidential Nomination Primary Election for registered voters in Albany Township will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at the Albany Fire Hall. (231 Fourth St, Albany MN) Polls will be open from 7:00 A.M. To 8:00 P.M.
The Public Accuracy Test of the voting equipment will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. At the Albany Fire Hall This test is open to the General Public.
Diane Noll, Clerk
Albany Township
Published in the Albany Enterprise Wednesday, February 12 and 19, 2020
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KRAIN TOWNSHIP NOTICE
Notice is hereby given to qualified voters of Krain Township, Stearns County, State of Minnesota, that the Presidential Nomination Primary will be held on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 at the Krain Town Hall located at 43207 State Hwy 238 Freeport, MN.
Election polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Public Accuracy Testing of the voting equipment will be held Saturday, February 21st, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Krain Town Hall. 
Annie Sauer
Krain Township Clerk
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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 March 4, 2020, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2001 Suba Forester.  Vin #JF1SF65531H743209. 
Storage and Lien sale fees are due as of January 6, 2020 is $446.40.
The storage will continue to accrue at $20.00 per day until the sale date.
Owner(s): Jeffrey Holter, David Nault.
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 March 18, 2020, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2008 Kia Optima LX.  Vin #KNAGE123285239669. 
Storage and Lien sale fees are due as of December 11, 2019 is $266.40.
The storage will continue to accrue at $20.00 per day until the sale date.
Owner(s): Nancy Baird Tonding, Shawn Baird.
Lienholders: KIA Motors Finance Company
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 March 4, 2020, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2008 Kia Sportage.  Vin #KNDJE723287526123. 
Storage and Lien sale fees are due as of January 8, 2020 is $339.60.
The storage will continue to accrue at $20.00 per day until the sale date.
Owner(s): Keyse Noor
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 March 4, 2020, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2015 Niss. Versa.  Vin #3N1CE2CP7FL425183. 
Storage and Lien sale fees are due as of January 7, 2020 is $529.60.
The storage will continue to accrue at $20.00 per day until the sale date.
Owner(s): Edith E. Olinger.
Lienholders: None.
PLEASE NOTE-THIS MAY BE A SALVAGE VEHICLE.
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State of Minnesota
County of Stearns 
District Court
Seventh Judicial District
Court File No.:
73-PR-20-1090
In Re: 
Estate of Yvonne A. Diedrich
Deceased
Notice of and order for hearing on petition for formal probate of will and appointment of personal representatives in unsupervised administration and notice to creditors
It is Ordered and Notice is hereby given that on March 13, 2020, at 8:45 a.m., a hearing will be held at the above named Court at 725 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud, Minnesota, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the will of the above named decedent, dated December 5, 2014, and for the appointment of Glenn Diedrich, whose address is 31602 Maple Lane, PO Box 451, Avon, MN 56310; and Daniel Zimmermann, whose address is 15755 Fruit Farm Road, Avon, MN 56310, as co-personal representatives of the decedent’s estate in an unsupervised administration, and that any objections thereto must be filed with the Court. That, if proper, and no objections are filed, the co-personal representatives will be appointed to administer the estate to collect all assets, pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, and sell real and personal property, and do all necessary acts of the estate.
Notice is further given that ALL CREDITORS having claims against said estate are required to present the same to said personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred.

By the court
Dated: February 6, 2020
John H. Scherer
Judge of District Court
Dated: February 6, 2020
George Lock
Court Administrator

Willenbring, Dahl, Wocken & Zimmermann, PLLC
Daniel T. Zimmermann Attorney ID #141835
Red River at Main – Box 417
Cold Spring, MN 56320
Telephone: 320-685-3678
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State of Minnesota
County of Stearns 
District Court
Seventh Judicial District
Court File No.: 73-PR-20-990
In Re: Estate of
Elmer A. Ostendorf
Decedent
Notice of and order for hearing on petition for formal probate of will and appointment of personal representative and notice to creditors
It is Ordered and Notice is given that on March 6, 2020, at 8:45 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at St. Cloud, Minnesota, on a petition for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the decedent’s Will dated July 18, 2014, and for the appointment of Joyce H. Ostendorf, whose address is 41382 County Road 153, Freeport, MN 56331 as personal representative of the decedent’s estate in an unsupervised administration.
Any objections to the petition must be raised at the hearing or filed with the Court prior to the hearing. If the petition is proper and no objections are filed or raised, the personal representative will be appointed with the full power to administer the decedent’s estate, including the power to collect all assets; pay all legal debts, claims, taxes, and expenses; sell real and personal property; and do all necessary acts for the decedent’s estate.
Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. § 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the decedent’s estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred.
By the court
Dated: Feb. 4, 2020
John H. Scherer
Judge of District Court
Dated: Feb. 4, 2020
George Lock
Court Administrator

Paul A. Ampe, 
Attorney ID #133395
321 Railroad Avenue, P.O. Box 459
Albany, MN 56307
Telephone: 320-845-4765
Facsimile: 320-845-7414
email: ampelaw@albanytel.com
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CITY OF ALBANY
ADVERTISEMENT
 FOR BIDS
Sealed Bids will be received by the City of Albany, Minnesota, in the City Hall at 400 Railroad Avenue, PO Box 370, Albany, MN 56307-0370 until 11:00 A.M., CDT, Thursday, March 5, 2020, 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:
2020 Capital 
Improvements
In general, Work consists of the reconstruction of sanitary sewer, water main, storm sewer, services, and streets. The Project consists of the following approximate quantities:
Common Excavation CY 8,400; Reclaim Bituminous Pavement SY 17,340; Aggregate Base Class 5 (LV) CY 6,150; Bituminous Pavement Mixture TN 3,500; 4” Concrete Sidewalk SF 14,000; 8” PVC Sanitary Sewer LF 1,580; 6” - 8” PVC Watermain 2,220; 15” – 24” RCP Storm Sewer LF 2,095; Sanitary Sewer & Water Service Connections EA 22; Along with erosion control, restoration, and related appurtenances.
Complete digital Bidding Documents are available at www.questcdn.com for $20 by inputting QuestCDN eBidDoc #6806719 on the website’s Project Search page.  Paper Bidding Documents may also be viewed at the City of Albany and at Stantec, 3717 23rd Street South, St. Cloud, MN 56301, (320) 251-4553. 
The estimated construction cost for this Project is $1,400,000.
Direct inquiries to Engineer’s Project Manager Jeremy Mathiasen at (320) 529-4366.
Bid Security in the amount of 5 percent of the amount of the Bid must accompany each Bid in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.
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.
Tom Schneider, City Administrator
City of Albany, Minnesota
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Holding  Township Notice
The Public Accuracy Testing of the voting equipment to be used at the Primary Election on March 3, 2020 will be on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 at 9 p.m. at the Holding Town Hall.
Julianne Ebnet, Clerk
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Holding  Township Notice
The monthly meeting of the Town Board of Holding Township will be held on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 at 8 p.m. at the Holding Town Hall instead of the 1st Tuesday of the moth in March due to the Primary Election falling on that day.
Julianne Ebnet, Clerk
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AVON TOWNSHIP
Notice of Elections, Annual Meeting, Board of Canvass Meeting, Absentee Ballots & Public Accuracy Test 
Notice is hereby given to qualified voters of Avon Township, County of Stearns, State of Minnesota, that the Presidential Nominating Primary election will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 7:00 AM until 8:00 PM, and the Annual Township Election will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM. For the latter, to be elected are one Supervisor for a three-year term, one Supervisor for a one-year term, and one Clerk for a two-year term. Following the Township Election on March 10, the Board of Canvass will be held at 8:15 PM, and the Annual Town Meeting will be held at 8:30 PM to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law. In case of inclement weather, the Annual Meeting, Board of Canvass, and Township Election will be postponed one week, until the third Tuesday in March (Tuesday, March 17) at the same times. If inclement weather postpones these events on the third Tuesday, then the meetings will be held on Wednesday, March 18. Please listen to KASM radio (1150 AM) for any changes. The Clerk’s Office at the Avon Town Hall will be open on Saturday, March 7, 2019, from 10 AM – 12:00 PM to accept absentee ballots. The Public Accuracy Tests of electronic equipment for the Annual Township Election and Presidential Nominating Primary, will be held Friday, February 28, at 10:00 AM & 10:15 AM, respectively. The Qualification / Organization Meeting will take place on March 18 at 7:00 PM. All of the above listed events/meeting occur in the Avon Township Hall, 16881 Queens Road, Avon, MN. The Avon Township Hall is handicap-accessible. The public is invited to all.
Stephen Saupe, Clerk
Email: clerk@avontownship.org
Website: www://avontownship.org
Published in the Enterprise February 12 & February 19, 2020.
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