ALBANY TOWNSHIP

SNOWPLOWING AND SANDING QUOTES

Albany Township is currently accepting quotes for Snowplowing and Sanding of Township Roads. Quotes will include hourly estimate, type of equipment, and approximate number of hours to plow all Township Roads. Snowplowing and sanding shall be performed at such times as determined by the Albany Town Board.

Quotes must be presented before 7:30 P.M. Monday, April 22, 2019 where they will be reviewed at the monthly meeting.

For more information contact Diane Noll, Town Clerk at 320-224-9616 or albanytwp@albanytel.com.

Diane Noll

Albany Township Clerk

Published in the Albany Enterprise Wednesday April 3 and 10, 2019

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Unadopted Minutes

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

Albany Area Schools – ISD #745

District Board Room

March 27, 2019

1. CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by Chair Winkels at 6:00 p.m.

2. ROLL CALL

Present: Winkels, Kreuzer, Carbajal, Paulsen, Sand, Pennie

Absent: None Late: Hansen Student Representatives: Butkowski, Linn

3. Public Forum 

NA

4. Agenda- Additions or Deletions 

5. Approvals

5.1 Previous Meeting Minutes

Motion by Paulsen, seconded by Carbajal to approve the minutes from the February 13, 2019 Regular School Board Meeting and the February 27, 2019 Work Session. Supported by all present.

5.2 Cash Flow Report- January 2019

Motion by Carbajal, seconded by Kreuzer to approve the January Cash Flow Report. Supported by all present.

6. Consent Agenda

AFT: Dana Amdahl, Extra Curricular Longevity

Angela Sufka, Teacher Genius Hour Project

Jill Smith, Long Term Sub for Krista Schmitz



AESP: Melissa Bueckers, long term para sub

Jennie Stai ECFE class reassigned to Vanessa Solarz



Community Education: Kari Schaefer, Zumba Instructor

Paula van der Hagen, Middle School Play

Ben Buttweiler & Nathan Wolf, Dodgeball

Ben Eli, Building Attendant/BECC

Ben Buttweiler, Building Attendant/BECC

Patricia Peschel, Computer Science Club

Sara Koltes & Hunter Butkowski. Fundamentals of Weight Lifting



Kids Co: Miranda Beutz, Amanda Cassens



Coaching/Advisors: Jan Shaver, Middle School Softball

Tracy Huls Middle School Track

Dave Huberty, Middle School Baseball

Karlee Pfaff, Middle School Softball

John Kleppe, Musical Assistant

Alex Evan, Weight Room Supervisor-Spring

Paul Fauk, Middle School Track

Connor Huberty, Middle School Baseball

Shane Olmscheid, Middle School Baseball

Dan Brady, Middle School Golf

Doug Lien, Boys’ Golf Head Coach

Shannon Rushmeyer, Color Guard Advisor

Kayla Steiner, Musical Choreographer

Mary Gondringer, Drumline Instructor



LOA: Four



Request for Severance: Diane Noll, per 2018-2020 Master Agreement

Carol Krueger, per 2018-2020 Master Agreement



Resignation/Retirement: Carol Braschayko effective end of the 2018/19 school year

Diane Noll, effective June 30, 2019

Sharon Navratil, 7th Grade Volleyball Coach

Steven Stromme, effective June 30, 2019

Carol Krueger, effective June 4, 2019



Donations:

$ 500.00 - Stearns Bank - Robotics donation - R#56607

$ 105.00 - Wells Fargo - Avon Elementary - workplace gift - R#56612

$ 105.00 - Wells Fargo - Avon Elementary - Your Cause Donation - R#56614

$ 500.00 - Tom & Karen Stauber - Ebnet Scholarship - R#56615

$ 300.00 - Two Rivers Enterprise - Scholarship - R#56616

$ 250.00 - Avon Sportsmen’s Club - Scholarship - R#56619

$ 300.00 - CMCU- Elementary Softball Donation - R#56620

$ 500.00 - Damon & Karen Harrison - Joshua Harrison Scholarship - R#56621

$ 54.00 - Huskie Booster Club - Sports banner - R#56624

$1199.60 - Albany Baseball Association - Jersey’s - R#56655

$ 100.00 - Brenda Fischer - Class of 1985 Scholarship - R#56655

$ 250.00 - Granite City Machinist - Robotics donation - R#56661

$1000.00 - Avon Area Lakes Association - Scholarship - R#56661

$ 994.01 - Central MN Manufacturers Association - CMMA grant - R#56661

$ 300.00 - American Heart Association - Kids Heart Challenge - R#56661

$ 500.00 - Albany Chamber - Scholarship - R#56665

$ 333.00 - Albany Recycling Center - 18-19 BEAT Sponsorship- R#56709

$ 50.00 - Anonymous - Family Outreach - R#56662

Library Book Donation from Student Isabella Kedrowski. 57 books total

A list of books is available in the district office.



The following checks were issued in paying claims: Wire transfers and check 94314 - 94545

Expenditures:

01 General Fund $ 1,026,101.07

02 Food Services $ 72,187.03

04 Community Services $ 65,407.53

06 Building Construction $ 48,481.25

08 Scholarships $ 5,250.00

Motion by Kreuzer, seconded by Paulsen to approve the March Consent Agenda. Supported by all present.

7. Reports

7.1 Activities Update

An activities update was provided by Mr. Buntje: Some exceptional performances by AHS students both individually and from a team standpoint happened this year. Also, many compliments were extended on account of Albany’s sportsmanship by both coaches and athletes. Enrollment, participation rates, MSHSL classes for sports (next two years), numbers of activities offered, and considerations (the process of analyzing logistics) for adding activities were reviewed.

7.2 Student Representatives

Girls basketball: seniors acknowledged, team placed 4th in State, well done!

Boys Basketball: seniors acknowledged, team placed 2nd in Sections, well done!

Wrestling: seniors acknowledged, Wyatt Mergen and Gabe Zierden – State participants, well done!

Hockey an overview was given on the season.

Spring Sports – are off to a good start, with practices beginning.

NHS Upcoming events: Kids Night Out, Easter Egg Hunt, Elementary School Dance

Student Council actively involved with: concessions, microwave cleaning and the Spring Fling

7.3 Purple Pride

Numerous Purple Pride Cards were read and acknowledged by board members.

8. Business

8.1 Enrollment Report

Enrollment numbers are currently 1751 K-12.

8.2 2018-19 Calendar Recommendation

Modifying the current student calendar to make May 3rd a full day and change May 31st to an early out was discussed. Motion by Carbajal, seconded by Pennie to approve the changes to the calendar. Supported by all present. Communication will be made to the district families.

8.3 Revised Budget

Motion by Kreuzer, seconded by Paulsen to approve the 2018-2019 Revised Fiscal Year Budget. Supported by all present.

8.4 Grade 6 Technology

Motion by Hansen, seconded by Carbajal to approve providing funding for a technology initiative to 6th graders on a one-to-one basis. Supported by all present.

8.5 Staffing Recommendations

The ADSIS program was reviewed by Mr. Johnson and the principal team.

Net cost of the program is negligible with the grant covering 60%, safe schools, and position changes (below), result in a net $10,000 budget impact to add 3 additional social workers.

Motion by Carbajal, seconded by Paulsen to approve the ADSIS plan as presented. Supported by all present.

The Athletic Trainer proposal was presented by Mr. Buntje. Motion by Kreuzer, seconded by Pennie, to approve the Athletic Trainer proposal. Supported by all present.

8.6 Project Budget

Elementary playgrounds: $50,000 in funding to each elementary school dedicated for improving the playground. Motion by Carbajal, seconded by Hansen to approve the allocation of funds to each

elementary. Supported by all present.

Greenhouse: a brief review of the upcoming construction was given by Mr. Johnson.

LTFM considerations were reviewed: roofs, parking lots, track, gym floor, with more discussion at future meetings.

8.7 Resolution Discontinuing and/or Reducing Programs and Positions

Member Carbajal introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION DISCONTINUING AND REDUCING

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS

WHEREAS, the School Board of Independent School District No. 745 adopted a

resolution on March 27, 2019, directing the administration to make

recommendations for reductions in programs and positions, and

WHEREAS, said recommendations have been received and considered by the school board,

BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 745, as

follows:

That the following programs and positions, or portions thereof, be discontinued:

1. Part-time Grounds and Transportation Assistant

2. Media Paraprofessional – Albany Elementary

The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member

Paulsen and upon vote being taken thereon, the following

voted in favor thereof: all present

and the following voted against: none

whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

8.8 School Board Policies – Second Read

8.8.1. Policy 431 Classified Substitute Policy

8.8.2. Policy 408 Subpoena of a School District Employee

8.8.3. Policy 409 Employee Publications, Instructional Materials, Inventions, and Creations

8.8.4. Policy 424 License Status

8.8.5. Policy 511 Student Fundraising

8.9 school Board Policies – First Read

8.9.1 Policy 101 Legal Status of the School District

8.9.2 Policy 101.1 Name of the School District

8.9.3 Policy 103 Complaints – Students, Employees, Parents, Other Persons

9. Committee Reports

Minutes attached to Boardbook.

9.1 Community Engagement Meeting

9.2 Finance & Facilities Meeting

9.3 Staff Development Meeting

9.4 Policy & Student Functions Meeting

9.5 BEAT Steering Committee Meeting

9.6 SEE Executive Board Meeting

9.7 Teaching & Learning Meeting

9.8 WBWF Meeting

A schedule of board related meetings can be found on the district website.

10. Superintendent Report

Holy Family Board – proposed informal joint session following the 4/24 Albany Board work session.

Gymnastics – held their open house at the Farming gym. 270+ signed up.

Community Expo: successful event last weekend with many families attending and local business participation.

Q-comp – new tool available for coaching, a “visible learning tool”

Coffee with the community – 4/13 Pennie & Kreuzer 7:00AM – 9:00AM @ Cornerstone

06/01 7:00AM -9:00AM Carbajal & Winkels @ Bakery

11. Adjournment

Agenda completed at 8:07PM. A motion to adjourn was made by Kreuzer, seconded by Carbajal. Supported by all present.

Matt Kreuzer, Clerk

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Holding Township Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Appeal and Equalization for the Town of Holding in Stearns County, Minnesota, will meet at the Holding Town Hall in said Holding Township at 7 o’clock p.m. Thursday, the fourth day of April, 2019 for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the 2019 assessment of said Holding Township for taxes payable in the year 2020.

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 April 17, 2019, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2005 Chev Malibu LS  Copart fees to date are $234.60.

AAA-Arizona fees to date are $700.80. Storage as of February 22, 2019 is  -0-.

The storage will continue to accrue at $-0- per day until the sale date listed above.

Owner(s): Steven Deford, Micah Deford.

Lienholders: None

PLEASE NOTE-THIS MAY BE A SALVAGE VEHICLE.

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City of Holdingford Local Board of Appeal and Equalization

City of Holdingford Local Board of Appeal and Equalization will meet on April 10, 2019, 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm, at Holdingford City Hall.

The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor.

If you believe the value or classification of your property is incorrect, please contact your assessor’s office to discuss your concerns. If you disagree with the valuation and classification after discussing it with your assessor, you may appear before the local board of appeal and equalization. The board will review your assessments and may make corrections as needed. Generally, you must appeal to the local board before appealing to the county board of appeal and equalization.

Sandra Meer, Holdingford City Clerk-Treasurer

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Township of Avon

Important Information Regarding Property Assessments

This may affect your 2020 Property taxes.

The Board of Appeal and Equalization for Avon will meet on Monday, April 22, 2019, 7:00 – 7:30 PM, at the Avon Township Hall (16881 Queens Road, Avon, MN). The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor.

If you believe the value or classification of your property is incorrect, please contact your assessor’s office to discuss your concerns. If you disagree with the valuation and classification after discussing it with your assessor, you may appear before the local board of appeal and equalization. The board will review your assessments and may make corrections as needed. Generally, you must appeal to the local board before appealing to the county board of appeal and equalization.

Stephen Saupe, Clerk

clerk@avontownship.org

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STATE OF MINNESOTA

COUNTY OF STEARNS 

DISTRICT COURT

SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Court File No.: 73-PR-19-2150

In Re: Estate of

Rose Ann Kapsner aka Rosa Anna Kapsner,

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 April 26, 2019, 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 25, 1978, and for the appointment of Mariette Walz, whose address is 29659 County Road 2, St. Joseph, MN 56374 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: March 18, 2019

Frank J. Kundrat

Judge of District Court

Dated: March 18, 2019

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

e-mail: ampelaw@albanytel.com

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ALBANY CITY ASSESSORS TO REVIEW PROPERTY

VALUATION AND CLASSIFICATION QUESTIONS

Deb Haus, an appraiser with Stearns County Assessor’s Office, the City Assessor, has announced that she will be available to answer questions regarding the 2018 estimated market values and tax classifications of City properties at the Albany City Administration Building, 400 Railroad Avenue, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 5-6 p.m.

This informational meeting is an opportunity to meet informally with the assessor prior to the scheduled Local Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting. She will address your assessment questions and review property and sales data with you. She will also talk about various property tax laws and programs.

This meeting does not replace a property owner’s right to submit an appeal before the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2018 at the Albany City Administration Building. The Local Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting is held to address the grievances of property owners who choose to appeal their 2019 estimated market value and/or tax classification for payable in 2020. It is conducted according to the laws of the state and plays an important role in the property appeals process.

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CITY OF ALBANY, MINNESOTA

Important Information Regarding Property Assessments

This may affect your 2020 property tax payments

The Board of Appeal and Equalization for the City of Albany shall meet on at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Albany City Hall, 400 Railroad Avenue.

The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor.

If you believe the value or classification of your property is incorrect, please contact your assessor’s office to discuss your concerns. If you disagree with the valuation and classification after discussing it with your assessor, you may appear before the local board of appeal and equalization. The board will review your assessments and may make corrections as needed. Generally, you must appear to the local board before appealing to the Stearns County Board of Appeal and Equalization.

Published in the Albany Enterprise on April 3rd and April 10, 2019.

Tom Schneider

Clerk/Adm.

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ALBANY TOWNSHIP

ROAD BLADING QUOTES

Albany Township is currently accepting quotes for Road Blading of Township Roads. Quotes will include hourly estimate, type of equipment, and approximate number of hours to blade the Township Roads. Road blading shall be performed at such times as is determined by the Albany Town Board.

Quotes must be presented before 7:30 P.M. Monday, April 22, 2019 where they will be reviewed at the monthly meeting.

For more information contact Diane Noll, Town Clerk at 320-224-9616 or albanytwp@albanytel.com.

Diane Noll

Albany Township Clerk

Published in the Albany Enterprise Wednesday April 3 and 10, 2019

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Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the Stearns County Planning Commission, in and for the County of Stearns, will conduct a public hearing to consider a Rezoning request submitted by Joan Burrow, Avon MN according to Section 4.10 of Stearns County Land Use and Zoning Ordinance #439 to rezone approximately 23 acres from the Agricultural 40 (A-40) zoning district to the Residential 5 (R-5) zoning district. The property under consideration is part of the NW1/4 NW1/4 lying east of County Road 9 and south of 370th St, in Section 9, Avon Township (125/30). Property address is 36856 County Road 9, Avon MN.

Notice is further given that the above hearings will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019 beginning at 7:00 PM at the Stearns County Service Center West, 3301 County Road 138 Room 121, Waite Park, Minnesota.

A copy of the proposed requests are on file in the Stearns County Environmental Services Office, County Administration Center, 705 Courthouse Square Room 343, St. Cloud, Minnesota and can be viewed during regular business hours. These requests/information can also be viewed approximately one week prior to the meeting at co.stearns.mn.us by clicking on Board & Committee Meetings. Action taken on these applications will be available shortly after the meeting at the same website location.  

All interested persons are invited to attend said hearings or submit written testimony prior to the hearing date either in support of or in opposition to the proposed request. Written testimony should be submitted to the Stearns County Environmental Services Department, Administration Center, 705 Courthouse Square Room 343, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56303.

Jeff Bertram, Chair

Stearns County Planning Commission

Barrier Free Status: This meeting will be accessible to the handicapped. Attempts will be made to accommodate any other individual need for special services. Please call (320) 656-3613 early so arrangements can be made.

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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 April 17, 2019, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2003 USCA Trl..  Storage and Lien sale fees are due as of February 13, 2019 is $299.60.

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

Owner(s): Douglas W. Heilman

Lienholders: None

PLEASE NOTE-THIS MAY BE A SALVAGE VEHICLE.

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CITY OF AVON

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

PRELIMINARY PLAT

The City of Avon is holding a public hearing to discuss the proposed Preliminary Plat of Avon Estates Circle Second Addition. This is the replatting of a section of the Avon Estates Development. A public hearing will be held by the City of Avon Planning Commission on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. All meetings of the City of Avon are handicapped accessible.

City of Avon

Amy Pease

Zoning Administrator

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