Notice of ?Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Minnesota Statute, Section 394.26, that the Stearns County Board of Adjustment, in and for the County of Stearns, will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, January 24, 2019 in Conference Room 121, Stearns County Service Center West, 3301 County Road 138, Waite Park, MN, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Purpose of the hearing is to consider the granting or denial of variances from the Stearns County Land Use & Zoning Ordinance, Stearns County Subdivision Ordinance, Stearns County Sewage Treatment Ordinance, Stearns County Recreational Campground Ordinance, Stearns County Lodging Establishments Ordinance, Stearns County Childrens Camps Ordinance and the Stearns County Manufactured Home Parks Ordinance as follows:

Public Hearings:

1. To consider a request from Order of Saint Benedict, Collegeville, MN from Section 10.2.11A(1)(b) of the Stearns County Land Use & Zoning Ordinance #439 to replace the existing pretreatment building at the St. John’s Wastewater Treatment Facility that is located 40 feet from the Ordinary High Water Level of the North Fork of the Watab River, classified as a Tributary River.  Said Ordinance requires a structural setback of 100 feet from the OHWL of rivers and streams classified as Tributary.  Affected property:  135.28A NW4 LESS 7.50A TRACT LYING ELY OF TWP RD EXT TO NLY LINE OF SAID SEC, Section 1, T124N, R30W, Collegeville Township.  Property address:  2382 South Gemini Drive, Collegeville, MN.

2. To consider a request from Susan Schlicht, St. Cloud, MN from Section 6.2.1P Table M of the Stearns County Subsurface Sewage Treatment System Ordinance #422 to install a septic system holding tank 0 feet to a property line and 30 feet from the Ordinary High Water Level of Middle Spunk, classified as a General Development Lake.  Said Ordinance requires a minimum setback of 10 feet to a property line and 50 feet from the OHWL of a lake classified as General Development.  Affected property:  .14A THAT PT OF LOT 8 DAF, Section 28, T125N, R30W, Avon Township.  Property address:  33485 Poverty Point Drive, Avon, MN.

3. To consider a request from Patricia Gibbons (Barry Meyer, applicant), Minneapolis, MN from Section 6.5.1B of the Stearns County Subsurface Sewage Treatment System Ordinance #422 to install a holding tank on a parcel that is able to accommodate a septic drainfield.  Said Ordinance does not allow for holding tanks, except where it can be shown conclusively through exploration of site conditions that a drainfield cannot be feasibly installed.  Affected property:  THAT PT OF LOT 2, BLK 1, HENNEK’S 2ND ADD, LYING W’LY OF E 136’ OF SAID LOT 2, Section 5, T125N, R30W, Avon Township.  Property address:  37081 County Road 9, Avon, MN.

All applications and related information are on file with the Environmental Services Department, County Administration Center, 705 Courthouse Square Room 343, St. Cloud, MN and 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 hearing or submit written testimony prior to the hearing date, either in support of or in opposition to the requests.  Written testimony should be sent to the Stearns County Board of Adjustment, Stearns County Environmental Services Department, Administration Center, 705 Courthouse Square Room 343, St. Cloud, MN 56303.

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 or 1-800-450-0852 early so arrangements can be made.

Publish:  Albany Enterprise - January 9, 2019

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REORGANIZATIONAL SCHOOL BOARD 

MEETING 

Albany Area Schools? – ISD #745 
January 9, 2019, 7:00 PM District Board Room 

A G E N D A

1. Call to Order

2. Seat New Board Members 3. Roll Call

4. Agenda -- Additions and Deletions

5. Organization of 2019 Board of Education 

5. 1. Election of Officers

5. 1. 1. Chairperson

5. 1. 2. Vice-Chairperson 

5. 1. 3. Clerk

5. 1. 4. Treasurer

5. 2. Establish Remuneration of Board Members 

5. 3. Establish Board Meeting Dates

5. 4. Authorize Bank Depositories 

5. 5. Authorize Official Signatures 

5. 6. Select Official Newspaper

5. 7. Select School District Attorney and Identify Who May Contact Attorney on behalf of the District

5. 8. Select School District Auditor

5. 9. Authorize Business Manager and Superintendent to Invest Excess Funds

5. 10. Authorize Business Manager and Superintendent to Make Electronic Fund transfers

5. 11. Authorize Superintendent to Expend Funds within Budget Guidelines 

5. 12. Appoint Board Committee Members

5.12.1. Finance & Facilities 

5.12.2. Teaching & Learning

5.12.3. Policy & Student Functions 

5.12.4. Community ?Engagements
5.12.5. Human Resources

5.12.6. Minnesota State High School League

5.12.7. CMETS

5.12.8. WCED

5.12.9. Stearns County ?Collaborative
6. Public Forum

7. Consent Agenda

8. Superintendent Report

9. Adjournment

Note: Items may be added to the agenda which have an immediate effect on the operation of the school district. An effort will be made to keep additions to a minimum.

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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 January 30, 2019, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2007 Saturn Ion.  Storage and Lien sale fees are due as of December 3, 2018 is $429.97.

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

Owner(s): Gregory M. Thompson, Sean M. Thompson

Lienholders: None

You may redeem this vehicle by paying accrued charges on the vehicle prior to the sale date listed above.

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 January 30, 2019, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2004 Cadi Escalade E.  Storage and Lien sale fees are due as of October 25, 2018 is $232.81.

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

Owner(s): Moshina Motors Inc., Christopher Burdge.

Lienholders: Credit Acceptance Corp.

You may redeem this vehicle by paying accrued charges on the vehicle prior to the sale date listed above.

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 6, 2019, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2016 Volk. Jetta S.  

Copart fees to date are $400.81.

Country Financial Inc. fees to date are $11,808.48. Storage as of October 31, 2018 is $128.00.

The storage will continue to accrue at $1.00 per day until the sale date listed above.

Owner(s): VW Credit LSG LTD, Lisa F. Mast, Amanda J. Mast.

Lienholders: VW Credit Leasing LTD.

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 January 30, 2019, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2004 Niss. Maxima SE.  Storage and Lien sale fees are due as of October 16, 2018 is $266.14.

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

Owner(s): Lesley Kowitz

Lienholders: Chase Manhattan Bank USA

You may redeem this vehicle by paying accrued charges on the vehicle prior to the sale date listed above.

PLEASE NOTE-THIS MAY BE A SALVAGE VEHICLE.

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Holdingford School Board Briefs

The Truth in Taxation Hearing was called to order on December 19, 2018 at 6:00 PM by Board Vice-Chair Pat Meier, Ms. Heinze presented the audited revenues and expenditures 2017-2018, the budgeted revenue and expenditures 2018-2019, the fund balance history, the enrollment history and projections, and the 2018 pay 2019 levy review. The Hearing was closed at 6:12 PM.

The Holdingford School Board held their regular meeting on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. The meeting was called to order, the pledge was recited, the agenda was approved, and the consent agenda was approved. Items in consent agenda included: approval of the minutes from Nov. 8th Work Session, the Nov. 14th Reg. Board Meeting and the Dec. 5th Work Session; approval of the schedule of bills in the amount of  $365,498.75 computer checks approved 81746--81916; approval of the district activity checks of 011985-011988, which totaled $5,764.83; approval of the electronic transfer for November $1,037,258.51; the Treasurer’s report balance per books for the month of November 2018 $2,785,883.87; approval of Policies 506 Student Discipline, 525 Violence Prevention, and 530 Immunization Requirements with Form 530. 

Superintendent Chris Swenson reported on the pre-bid roof meeting, which was held on 12/19/18. Five companies attended. Bid opening is scheduled for Jan. 3rd. The First Project Oversight Committee (POC) meeting is 12/20/18. The architect met with the user groups last week and is now developing a plan to bring back to the user groups in early January. 

Mr. Swenson updated the Board on a tough week with the recent tragedy and shared his appreciation for the very supportive staff, students and community.

Mr. Swenson presented Ed Feia with a Leadership Development Certificate from MSBA for his accomplishments completing Phase I, II, and III Trainings. He also presented Ali Kruger with an award and thanked her for her service on the board for five years! 

Secondary Principal Angela Safran thanked the community and school for their tremendous support during this difficult tragedy. She informed the Board Ava Ruprecht is a semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship and thanked Jill Schmitt for creating the homeroom cyber-awareness lessons. Ms. Safran thanked all the groups and organizations for their holiday sharing and caring. She reported midterms were distributed at conferences on Dec. 12th, new course offerings are due Dec. 14th and she presented the registration timeline.

Other agenda items at the December 19th regular meeting included:

Approval of the Resolution Providing for the Sale of General Obligation School Building Bonds, Series 2019A; and Covenanting and Obligating the District to be Bound By and to Use the Provisions of Minnesota Statutes, Section 126C.55 to Guarantee the Payment of the Principal and Interest on These Bonds. 

Community Education Director Kendra Posch presented preschool registration priority ranking considerations to the Board. The Boards intension is to continue to provide programming for as many students as possible with priority to district residents during the initial registration. The Board approved the Preschool registration revisions.

Approval of the salary increase for Kid Zone staff as presented effective 1/1/2019. 

Approval of the salary increase due to minimum wage adjustment for Aquatic staff as presented effective 1/1/2019. 

Approval of the Resolution Establishing Combined Polling Places for Multiple Precincts and Designating Hours During Which the Polling Places Will Remain Open for Voting for School District Elections Not Held on the Day of a Statewide Election. 

Approve of the Resolution of the Holdingford School District Board of Education’s Support of the Holdingford Safe Routes to School Improvements Grants Submission. 

Approval of the time change from 6:00 PM to 5:00 PM for the Organizational meeting on January 14th.

Approval of Calendars for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years.

Approval of the Co-op with Upsala Schools for Swim & Dive Team for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Approval of the contract with ICS Consulting Inc. for Project Representation and Management Services. 

Approval of the bid from LJ Plumbing for an estimated $33,000 to replace the two Water Heaters in the Elementary building.

Approval to Certify the Tax Levy 2018, payable 2019 at $2,386,667.05.

Hired Brenda Payne for the Secondary Math position for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year. 

Approval of the MOU regarding mistaken removal of contract language between ISD738 and Education Holdingford as presented. 

Approval of the Letter of Understanding between ISD738 and Local 70 Ed Assistant Union as presented. 

Hired Melanie Klisch for the Elementary Para position.

Amended the starting wage for Seth Young Custodian. 

Approval of Lane Change for Shauna Seaman from BS Step 6 to BS15 Step 6. 

The Board acknowledged and thanked the following generous Donators City of Holdingford, The Wunderlich Family, Anna Eichers and Angela Safran.

Next Regular Board Meeting Jan. 14, 2019 @ 5:00 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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