Please take notice that at the address of Copart, 200 County Road 159, Avon, MN 56310 at 2 o’clock on January 10, 2018, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a ’92 Olds Cutlass CI.  Storage and lien sale fees due as of October 3, 2017 is $405.92.

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

Owner(s): Vivian Burt, Arthur A. Burt

Lienholders: Community First Nat’l. Bank









Court File No.: 


In Re: Estate of

Clarence T. Pilarski,



Gerald Pilarski has filed a Petition for Determination of Descent. It is Ordered that on January 19, 2018, at 8:45 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at St. Cloud, Minnesota, on the petition.

The petition represents that the decedent died more than three (3) years ago leaving property in Minnesota. The petition requests the Court determine the descent of such property and assign the property to the persons entitled.

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 petition will be granted.

Notice shall be given by publishing this Notice and Order as provided by law and by:

Mailing a copy of this Notice and Order to each interested person by United States mail at least 14 days before the time set for the hearing.

By the court

Dated: 12-6-17

William J. Cashman

Judge of District Court

Dated: 12-6-17

George Lock

Court Administrator




Please take notice that at the address of Copart, 200 County Road 159, Avon, MN 56310 at 2 o’clock on January 17, 2018, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2017 Chev. Silverado. 

Copart fees to date are $265.92

Westfield Insurance fees to date are $49,109.06. 

Storage as of October 6, 2017 is -0-.

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

Owner(s): Innovative Builder of Alexandria.

Lienholders: Glenwood State Bank.




Farming Township

Notice to all qualified residents of Farming Township that Affidavits for Candidacy  for offices in the Township Election can be filed from January 2, 2018 until January 16, 2018 at 5 pm with the Township Clerk at 27555 County Road 41, Albany, MN 56307. A $2.00 fee is payable at the time of filing.

The offices up for election at the March 13, 2018 Annual Township Election are:

One Supervisor for a term of 3 years

One Clerk for a term of 2 years

Judy Bruemmer

Farming Township Clerk






The City Council for the City of Albany, HEREBY ORDAINS that Section OF Ordinance 60 Liquor in regards to License Suspension or Revocation is hereby amended as follows:

1. Section 60.23, Subd. 2 is hereby amended to read as follows:

Subd. 2:  The following are the minimum license actions which shall be imposed by the Council for violations of the provisions of this ordinance or Minn. Stat. Ch. 340A, as it may be amended from time to time or any rules promulgated under that chapter as they may be amended from time to time. Nothing herein prevents the Council from imposing a longer period of suspension or revoking a license where the Council deems such action is warranted:

a) For commission of a felony related to the licensed activity, sale of alcoholic beverages while the license is under suspension, sale of intoxicating liquor where the only license is for 3.2 percent malt liquor, or violation of Section 60.17, the license shall be revoked.

b) The license shall be suspended by the Council after a finding that the licensee has failed to pay taxes or assessments when due or failure to comply with any applicable statute, rule, or provision of this ordinance, other than the violations set forth in subparagraph (a) above for at least the minimum periods set forth below:”

2. This Amendment shall be effective upon publication.

This Amendment was approved by the majority of the City Council of Albany on this 20th day of December, 2017.



Unadopted Minutes


Albany Area Schools – ISD #745

District Board Room

December 13, 2017


The meeting was called to order by Chair Winkels at 7:00 p.m.


Present: Carbajal, Gersch, Hansen, McLachlan, Paulsen, Winkels

Late: none Absent: Kreuzer Student Representatives: Brinkman, Buerman, Panek

3.0 Public Forum - none

4.0 Agenda- Additions or Deletions - 1 addition=8.9 Employee Discussion. Motion made to approve these addition was made by Hanson. Seconded by Paulsen. Supported by all present.

5.0 Approvals

5.1 Previous Meeting Minutes   

Motion by Hansen, seconded by McLachlan to approve the minutes from the November 8, 2017 Regular Board Meeting.  Supported by all present.

5.2 Cash Flow Report—October

Motion by Gersch, seconded by Paulsen to approve the October Cash Flow Report. Supported by all present.

6.  Consent Agenda


Jacob Boone-Lane Change-BA/BS+15 ti BA/BS+30 

Jennifer Deering-Long Term Substitute 

Learning Adventures: Tom Feldewerd, Vicki Pfeffer, Laurie Hommerding, Tammy Moe, Angela Haynes, Sharon Navratil 



Amy Rausch, Adm Asst 

Deborah Gerads, Fdsrvc 

Nancy Swarthout, Para 

Mark Bushman, Custodial 

Jennie Stai-additional hours/preschool needs 

Arlene Huling-additional hours fdsrvc 5.75 to 6.25 

Marsha Winter-additional hours fdsrvc 4.25 to 6.0 

Sped Pay Differential: Jennie Stai, Heidi Eiynck, Carla Bauer, Kelly Welle Tiffany Mehr, 

Long Term Substitute Kristina Hemmesch, 

Long Term Substitute Kenneth Eickhoff, Bus Driver effective January 3, 2018 





Tim Moore-Wrstling, 

Connor Huberty-Baseball, 

Connor Huberty-BBasketball, 

Shanna Gerads-BBasketball, 

Dave Dirkes-Track, 

Daniel Brady-Golf, 

Doug Lien-Golf 

Todd Kuhn--Baseball, Jr High 


Michelle Jaskolka-One Act Play Director, 

Amber Swarthout-GBasketball, 


KIDS CO UPDATED: Alaina Laing, Sara Dobmeier, 

CE: Madalyn VonWahlde, Renae Illies, Brian Hines, Sharon Navratil, Vanessa Solarz, Evan Czajkowski, Peyton Dingmann 

Aquatics: Samantha Bromenschenkel, Raven Posch, Alexis Sininger, Carly Feldewerd, Kendra Hoffarth, Sara Koltes, Rachel Panek, Hunter Butkowski, Hanah Finkelson 



Rosie Granheim-Fdrsrvc, effective November 13, 2017 

Debbie Neice-Fdsrvc, effective November 17, 2017 

Holly Rausch-Media, effective December 31, 2017 

Kelly Klasen-VB Coach, effective end of 17-18 season 

Todd Bunger-Bus Driver, effective December 22, 2017 

Stacy Olmscheid, Para, effective December 22, 2017 


-$ 1,100.00 - CMBA 

- TechEd department R#051967 $ 50.00 

- Anonymous - Family Outreach R#51978 13 $ 100.00 

-Nancy Jeske - FFA $ 500.00 

- J-Berd Mechanical - FFA $ 2,515.03 

- Albany Dance Team Booster Club - Uniforms R#51987 $ 21,000.00 

- Central Minnesota Credit Union - Construction Donation R#51983 $ 10.00 

- A Gienger - Drama Donation R#51983 $ 305.77 

- Avon PTA - Avon Elementary R#51983 $ 4,630.00 

- Netter’s Welding & Fabrication - Labor and Materials for new CATE project $ 500.00 

- Central Minnesota Credit Union - Robotics R#52036 $ 500.00 

- Albany Chrysler - Robotics R#52036 $ 3,790.61 

- Auto Value - Materials for CATE project $ 274.00 

- Huskie Wrestling Club - Mat Boss R#52062

Motion by Hansen, seconded by Gersch to approve the Consent Agenda. Supported by all present.

7. Reports

7.1 Student Representatives

A. Sports - winter sports started: basketball, wrestling, and dance teams

B. Student Council - had a Thanksgiving thankful tree

C. Fall sports - Swimmer Callie Linn missed State by .28 seconds, several students on all-conference teams for football and volleyball.

D. National Honor Society - had food drive, blood drive, and decorated the nursing home.

E. Fall Play - “Ax of Murder” went very well.

F. Activities: 

1. FFA - had Escape Room for fundraiser for Hurricane Relief and had fruit sales

2. Women in STEM event

3. We the People - Political Science classes went to the capitol.  3 out of 6 took 1st

4. Book Club - reading “The Sun is also a Star”

5. Math Team, Mock Trial, Lego Club all started

      G. Copies of the Huskie Nation Publication handed out 

      H. Teacher of the Month was Mr. Evan

     I.  Survey: What do you lie more about HS than JH?

     J.  Students of the Month were: Sophia Anderson, Emma Orbeck, Hope Arnonson, Audrey Rieland.

     K. What advice do you have for JH students? What questions would you like Seniors to answer?

     L. Building Projects:  questions about the eye wash stations in science lab. Love the Learning      


    M. Question for the Board: How do we get new sports introduced?

    N. New Idea: Thinking of having 60 second recaps of the school board meetings to share with the  


7.2 Building Project Updates - Ryan Breitbach updated us on the progress of the project. BECC flooring being poured. First event date is planned for January 20th. There may be PE classes before that day. The BEAT is coming along. Band and Choir rooms being painted. Cabinets coming soon. Discussed change orders. Sue C. reviewed the bond expenditures.  New contingency balance is $1,221,312.20.

Plans being made for grand opening of the BEAT and tours of the new facilities in Spring.

7.3 Purple Pride - shared several of the many Purple Pride Cards. Will not list them each separately in minutes due to space issues. Many gratitude tweets on #gratitude745. Congratulations to all those who make a difference at Albany Area Schools.

 7.4 Enrollment Report - November numbers were down a bit.

7.5 High School Innovation - Rydell Curtis and Aileen Swenson took us on a virtual tour with goggles. This is an example of something they do new in class. Much more interactive than a slide show.

8. Business

8.1 Policy 620 Credit for Learning-Second Read

8.2 Policy 903 Visitors to School District Buildings and Sites-Second Read 

8.3 World’s Best Workforce Summary - Amy Notch summarized the WBWF Goals.

Motion by Paulsen, seconded by Gersch to approve the Workforce Summary as presented.                     Supported by all present.

8.4 Extended Leave Resolution

Motion by Paulsen, seconded by McLachlan to approve the Extended Leave Resolution as presented. Supported by all present.

8.5 Education Foundation

Supt. Johnson discussed the Wall Display the Education Foundation proposed. Motion by Paulsen, seconded by Hansen to approve the Education Foundation proposal as presented with the ability of the School District to reclaim that wall space if needed in the future. Supported by all present.

8.6 Truth in Taxation Hearing

Presented by Sue Clemen. 

8.7 Seniority List-First Read

8.8 Certify Levy 2018

Motion by Paulsen, seconded by McLachlan to approve the 2018 Levy Certification. Supported by all present.

8.9 Staff Employee Discussion

Hansen made a motion to close the meeting at 9:00 pm to discuss personnel issues per MN statute MS13D.05 Subd 2b&, Paulsen seconded. Supported by all present. Meeting recorded. Hanson made a motion to re-open the meeting at 10:05pm, Paulsen seconded. Supported by all present.

9. Committee Reports

Minutes Attached to Board Book

9.1 WCED Meeting

9.2 BEAT Steering Committee

9.3 WBWF

9.4 AFT-Meet & Confer

9.5 WCED Meeting

10. Superintendent Report

10.1 Proposed January Meeting Schedule - Change January’s meeting to the first week, January 3 due to the convention the next week. Work Session on January 24. Further meeting dates will be listed at the reorganization meeting.

10.2 SoCore - attachments enclosed

10.3 School District Calendar - WBWF committee set up the next calendar for 2018-19 (tentative)

10.4 Staffing Updates - Amy Rausch is the administrative assistant that will deal with Board issues. She will be at desk in front of District Office.

10.5 Verizon - wants to put a small cell tower in West Parking Lot. Will pay for the space and electricity.

11. Adjournment

Agenda completed at 10:35 pm, a motion to adjourn was made by Hanson, seconded by Carbajal. Supported by all present.

Patricia Gersch, Clerk

Greg Johnson, Superintendent








The City of Albany has approved an Ordinance repealing Appendix “A” 2017 Albany Schedule of Fees and Charges and enacting a new Appendix “A” Albany Schedule of Fees and Charges 2018. 

The Appendix “A” sets forth all of the fees, charges and penalties for City services, permits, licenses and violations of the Albany City Code.

This material is a summary of the Appendix “A”.  The full text of the Appendix “A” is available for inspection by any person during regular office hours at the office of the Albany City Clerk/Administrator.

This Ordinance was adopted by the City Council of Albany on December 20, 2017, and shall be effective January 1, 2018.

Daron Gersch, Mayor

Tom Schneider, Clerk/Administrator


This summary publication was published in the Albany Enterprise on December 27, 2017





Albany Area Schools

 – ISD #745

January 3, 2018, 7:00 PM

District Board Room


1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Agenda -- Additions and Deletions

4. Organization of 2018 Board of Education

4. 1. Election of Officers

4. 1. 1. Chairperson

4. 1. 2. Vice-Chairperson

4. 1. 3. Clerk

4. 1. 4. Treasurer

4. 2. Establish Remuneration of Board Members

4. 3. Establish Board Meeting Dates

4. 4. Authorize Bank Depositories

4. 5. Authorize Official Signatures

4. 6. Select Official Newspaper

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

4. 8. Select School District Auditor

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

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

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

4. 12. Appoint Board Committee Members

4. 12. 1. Finance & Facilities

4. 12. 2. Teaching & Learning

4. 12. 3. Policy & Student Functions

4. 12. 4. Community Engagements

4. 12. 5. Human Resources

5. Public Forum

6. Consent Agenda

7. Approvals

7. 1. Previous Meeting Minutes

8. Reports

8. 1. Activities - Scott Buntje

8. 2. High School Course Offerings

9. Business

10. Committee Reports

10. 1. Community Ed Advisory Committee

10. 2. Fifth Monday

10. 3. Staff Development

10. 4. Community Engagement

10. 5. Teaching & Learning

10. 6. District Technology

11. Superintendent Report

11. 1. January Work Session Agenda

12. 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.

Patricia Gersch, Clerk



Holdingford School Board Briefs

Chair Mike Higgins called The Truth in Taxation Hearing to order at 6:00 p.m. in the LMC. Business Manager Beth Heinze presented, audited revenue and expenditures 2016-2017, budgeted revenue and expenditures 2017-2018, fund balances, enrollment history and projections, 2017 pay 2018.  There were no questions. Mr. Higgins closed the Tax Hearing at 6:10PM.

The Holdingford School Board held their regular meeting on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. The meeting was called to order by Chair Higgins the Pledge was recited, amended agenda, and consent agenda were approved. 

Carter Wuebkers introduced himself and informed the Board that he is attending the meeting to meet qualifications for the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge for Boy Scouts. 

Superintendent Chris Swenson reported on progress with revising staff job descriptions. He also talked about the communication audit progress; he would like to incorporate this into the survey being developed to gather input on levy and referendum support. He also reported on the recent Power Outage and the excellent holiday concerts!

Secondary Principal Brian Silbernick reported a lower turnout at Parent Teacher Conferences; a couple of possible reasons are more online communication with access to student grades and busy activity schedules. He also enjoyed the holiday concerts. Mr. Silbernick explained LA course proposal is to go back to LA11 & LA12 instead of individual semester courses. He also presented the timeline for class registrations and updated the Board on ACT test, 73 out of 79 juniors are taking the test at a cost of $30. Mr. Silbernick informed the Board that he is helping Ms. Safran prepare for upcoming MCA testing. 

Mr. Swenson invited the board to come in and read to kids or have lunch with the kids.

 Mike Higgins reported that BSED membership with MN ED District includes services with MREA which provides for voices lobbying at the Capital on our behalf. He also learned that BSED is training staff on English Learners which is a resource districts have been searching for.

Business Manager Beth Heinze reported on monthly expenditures as of Nov. 2017. Her office has been busy finalizing levy details to prepare for certifying. She will now be inputting enrollment submissions so that the budget process can begin for next year.

Other agenda items at the December 20th meeting included:

The Tax Levy 2017, payable 2018 at $1,749,860.63 was Certified.

Meal Charge Standard Procedure was adopted.

The meeting continued with the first reading of Policies 303 Superintendent Selection, Policy 509 Enrollment of Nonresident Students, Policy 525 Violence Prevention, and Policy 604 Instructional Curriculum.

Approval of the K-6 Math Curriculum purchase with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt at $149,140.74 was approved Ms. Heinze explained the approval needed at this time in order to generate a purchase order number to allow the training involved with purchase to start in April, billing will be in July. 

Approval of one-semester (semester 2 of the 2017-2018 school year) Leave of Absence for Angela Safran. 

Authorization to hire Monica Pick for Elementary Title I Teacher position at BS Step 1 for the 2017-2018 school year. 

Authorization to hire Angela Safran for the Secondary Interim Principal position starting 1/22/18 and for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year.

Authorization to hire Samantha Lake for the Social Worker Long Term Sub position at BS Step 1 from approximately 1/8/2018-4/3/2018. 

Authorization to hire Eric Corcoran for Secondary Ed Assistant at Grade IV beginning salary.

Approval of Work Agreement with Technology Technician for 2017-2018 & 2018-2019. Package is a 5.25% increase over 2 years.

Approval of Work Agreement with District Adm. Assistant for 2017-2018 & 2018-2019. Package is a 4.03% increase over 2 years.

Approval of Work Agreement with District Business Office Clerk for 2017-2018 & 2018-2019. Package is a 4.06% increase over 2 years.

Approval of Work Agreement with Ed Assistants for 2017-2018 & 2018-2019. Package is a 7.09% increase over 2 years.

Approval of FMLA Leave for Jessica Mickelson from approximately 4/4/18-5/25/18. 

Approval of Master Agreement with Teachers for 2017-2018 & 2018-2019. Package is a 5.25% increase over 2 years.

Approval of 8th Grade Girls Basketball Coach, Connor DeMorett at Category 8 Step 1. 

Approval of Work Agreement with Transportation Director for 2017-2018 & 2018-2019. Package is a 4.5% increase over 2 years.

The Holdingford School Board held a special meeting on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. The meeting was called to order by Chair Higgins. Discussion ensued on settled work agreements and negotiation strategies moving forward.

This article is a summary of the minutes. The full text is available for public inspection at the District Office or online at