Holding Township notice

Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Holding Township, County of Stearns, State of Minnesota, that the Annual Election of Town Officers, Board of Canvass, and Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at the Holding Town Hall. In case of inclement weather, Annual Election, Board of Canvass Meeting and Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 same time, same place.

The Annual Election polls will open at 2 p.m. and close at 8 p.m. to elect one supervisor and one clerk.

Board of Canvass will meet at 8:15 p.m. to canvass the results of the election.

Annual Meeting will commence at 8:30 p.m.

Annual Election, Board of Canvass Meeting and Annual Meeting will be held at the Holding Town Hall, 790 4th Street West, Holdingford, Minnesota 56340

The Public Accuracy Testing on the Automark voting machine will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 9 p.m. at the Holding Town Hall.

Julianne Ebnet, Clerk

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Farming Township 

Annual Election

1. A Public Accuracy Test of the Automark Handicapped Voting Machine will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the Township Board Room of the Farming Community Center. This testing is open to the public.

2. Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Farming Township, County of Stearns, State of Minnesota that the Annual Election of Town Officers and Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in the Town of Farming at the Farming Community Center, 23801 County Road 42, Richmond, MN 56368. In case of inclement weather, the meeting and election may be postponed until the third Tuesday, March 20, 2018 and if inclement weather also postpones the election and meeting on the third Tuesday they shall be held on the fourth Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Listen to KASM radio for updates.

3. The Election Poll hours will be open from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at which time the voters will elect one Supervisor for a three year term and one Clerk for a two year term. Candidates who filed for the Supervisor position are: John Blenker, Jason Willenbring and Neil C. Franz. The candidate that filed for the Clerk position is Judy Bruemmer. Any qualified voter who would like to cast an absentee ballot may contact the Township Clerk at 320-250-3398 or jabruemm@meltel.net for more information.

4. The Board of Canvass will meet immediately following the counting of ballots.

5. The Annual Meeting will commence at 8:30 p.m. to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law. 

Judy Bruemmer

Farming Township Clerk

February 15, 2018

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EXHIBIT A

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON ASSESSMENTS FOR THE

1st STREET (TH 238) IMPROVEMENTS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That the City Council of the City of Albany, Minnesota, will meet in the City Hall in the City of Albany, MN, on Wednesday, the 21st of March, 2018, at 6:30 PM or as soon thereafter as possible to consider objections, if any, to the proposed assessments for the 1st Street (TH 238) Improvements heretofore ordered by the City Council.

The proposed assessment roll is on file with the City Clerk and open to public inspection. Properties abutting on and or benefiting from the improvements are proposed to be assessed. The general nature of the improvements are:  new street, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, and water main, residential services (sanitary and water) improvements, to wit: 1st Street from 150-feet north of Railroad Avenue to 800-feet north of Lake Avenue, and the adjacent alley east of 1st Street (south of Midland Avenue) in the City of Albany, Minnesota as described in and in accordance with the preliminary plans and report prepared by Stantec, Inc., consulting engineers for the City.

The total amount proposed to be assessed is $175,235.07 such assessment is proposed to be payable in equal annual installments extending over a period of fifteen (15) years.  Written or oral objections will be considered at the hearing.  An owner of property to be assessed may appeal the assessment to the district court of Stearns County pursuant to MN Statutes, Section 429.081 by serving notice of appeal upon the Mayor or Clerk of the City within 30 days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the district court within ten (10) days after service upon the Mayor or Clerk.

No appeal may be taken as to the amount of any assessment adopted by the City Council unless a written objection signed by the affected property owner is filed with the Clerk prior to the assessment hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing. All objections to the assessments not received at the assessment hearing in the manner prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, Section 429.061 are waived, unless the failure to object to the assessment hearing is due to a reasonable cause.

Under the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, Section 435.193 to 435.195, the City may, at its discretion, defer the payment of assessments for any homestead property owned by a person 65 years of age or older for whom it would be a hardship to make the payments. The notice of this hearing mailed to property owners contains additional information.

Dated: February 21, 2018.

BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL

Tom Schneider

Clerk/Administrator

Published in The Enterprise February 28th and March 7th, 2018.

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NOTICE OF

ANNUAL MEETING, ELECTION,

AND TESTING OF EQUIPMENT

Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Albany Township, County of Stearns, State of Minnesota, that the Annual Election of Town Officers and the Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. In case of inclement weather the meeting and election may be postponed until the third Tuesday of March. Please listen to KASM radio station for changes.

The Public Accuracy Test of the voting equipment will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 4:30 P.M. This test is open to the General Public.

Absentee Balloting-The Clerk’s office, 20933 330 Street, Albany, will be open Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. to accept absentee ballots.

Annual Election/Board of Canvass/ Annual Meeting-Will be held on March 13, 2018; The Election Poll hours will be open from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M., at which time the voters will elect:

Town Supervisor-Three year term. Town Clerk/Treasurer-Two year term.

?Board of Canvass will meet at 8:15 P.M. to canvass the results of the election.
The Annual Meeting will commence at 8:30 P.M. to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law.

All events (except Absentee Balloting) will be held at the City of Albany, City Hall Council Chambers, 400 Railroad Avenue, Albany MN

Diane Noll Clerk/Treasurer?Albany Township?
Published in the Albany Enterprise Wednesday February 28 and March 7, 2018 

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Certificate of Assumed Name

MN Statutes Ch. 333

The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name.  The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable customers to be able to identify the true owner of a business.

Assumed name: 

Prairie Pharmacy

Principal place of business: 611 Main Street W, Melrose, MN  56352

Nameholder: Pharm Properties, LLC

611 Main Street W

Melrose, MN  56352

I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the persons whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on their behalf, or in both capacities.  I further certify that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes.  I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath.

Scott E. Dymoke

Dymoke Law Office, PA

300 Riverside Ave NW

Melrose, MN  56352

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Work Session

Albany Area Schools – 

ISD #745

February 28, 2018, 6:00 PM

District Board Room

A G E N D A

1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Board Memorial Fund

4. Elementary Space

5. eLearning Day Feedback

6. Budget

7. Negotiation’s Calendar

8. School District Security

9. Student Representative’s Follow Up

10. 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

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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 28, 2018, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 1997 Buick Lesabre.  Storage and lien sale fees are due as of December 15, 2017 is $192.48.

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

Owner(s): Amanda Timonen

Lienholders: Loan Max

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 28, 2018, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2016 Mazda Mazda 3.  Copart fees to date are $179.04.

Allstate Ins. Company fees to date are $13,843.37. Storage as of December 22, 2017 is -0-.

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

Owner(s): Joseph M. Pfeifer

Lienholder(s): Huntington National Bank

PLEASE NOTE-THIS MAY BE A SALVAGE VEHICLE.

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ALBANY TOWNSHIP

PLANNING COMMISSION

MEETING CHANGE

Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of Albany Township, Stearns County, Minnesota will  have the monthly Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

Diane Noll

Albany Township Clerk

320-224-9616

Published in the Albany Enterprise February 28, 2018

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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 the Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at the Krain Town Hall located at 43207 State Hwy 238 Freeport, MN (south of St. Francis). In case of inclement weather, the election and meeting may be postponed until Tuesday, March 20th, 2018. 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 a 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 Canvas will meet to certify the election results immediately following the Annual Town Meeting.

Public Accuracy Testing of the AutoMark assistive voting machine will be held Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Krain Town Hall.

Annie Sauer: 

Krain Township Deputy Clerk

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Unadopted Minutes 

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING 

Albany Area Schools – 

ISD #745

District Board Room

February 14, 2018

1.CALL TO ORDER

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

2. ROLL CALL

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

Late: Absent: Student Representatives: absent

3. Public Forum - one group (Becky Hoffarth, Shelley Johnson & Jess Klaphake: speakers) here to give a presentation on gymnastics.

4. Agenda- Additions or Deletions - remove 8.4 Resolution

5. Approvals

5.1 Previous Meeting Minutes

Motion by Kreuzer, seconded by Carbajal to approve the minutes from the January 24, 2018 Regular

Board Meeting and the minutes from the January 24, 2018 Work Session.  Supported by all present.

5.2 Cash Flow Report—December

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

6.  Consent Agenda

AFT:

AESP:   Janet Robertson, Food Service

Chase Douvier, Custodian

Amy Schmitt from 4 to 5 hours per day

EXTRA CURRICULAR: Samantha Schlagen, JV VB 2018-2019 Season

Ann Ressler, Assistant Softball (add’l) Grant Johnson, Assistant Baseball (add’l) Todd Kuhn, 9th Gr Baseball

John Kleppe, 8th Gr Baseball

KIDS CO:  Amanda Harren, LTS Kayla Furnstahl Stephanie Strusz Jenna Rausch Marlene Ramacher Tessa Ritzer

Morgan Heidgerken

Amanda Kokett

STUDENT WORKER:  Austin Bueckers

CE: Tiffany Freyman, Courtney Buerman, Leanna Laing, Alex Sininger, Josh Killmer, Caitlyn Alderink

 LOA:  one

REQUEST FOR SEVERANCE:

Michael Kleinschmidt, per 2017-2019 AFT Master Agreement

RESIGNATION/RETIREMENT:

Jessica Meyer, Kids Co Site Leader

Rachel Feldewerd, Kids Co Site Leader

Kristie Kirckof, Food Service, last day will be March 2, 2018

Michael Kleinschmidt, June 1, 2018

DONATIONS:$250.00 Farming Lions - Scholarship R#55606

$500.00 WM.D.Scepaniak, Inc - Scholarship R#55607

$50.00 Anonymous - Family Outreach R#55607

$1,000 - Albany Jaycees - Family Outreach R#55634

$2,280 - Albany Jaycees - Special needs R#55634

$3,000 - Albany Jaycees - Weight Room R#55634

$250 - Granite City Machinists - Robotics R#55599

$375 - Ellen Wolf - Mock Trial/Knowledge bowl R#55670

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

7. Reports -

7.1 Student Representatives - Absent today.  Recap video played of synopsis of Jan meeting.

7.2 Building Project Updates - Ryan Breitbach explained the progress of the BEAT and Choir/Band rooms.

7.3 Purple Pride - cards read.

7.4 Enrollment Report - Supt Johnson reviewed the report.

7.5 Teaching and Learning Update - Amy Notch presented an update for the Board regarding testing, curriculum, standards alignment and more.

8. Business

8.1 School District Calendar

Motion by Kreuzer, seconded by McLachlan to approve the 2018-2019 School District Calendar as presented. Supported by all present.

Motion by Gersch, seconded by Kreuzer to approve the Tentative 2019-2020 School District Calendar as presented. Supported by all present.

8.2 BECC & BEAT rental fees

Presentation by Cassie Novak. Motion by Carbajal, seconded by Paulsen to approve the Facility Rental

Fees and to approve the Facility Use Guidelines as presented. Supported by all present.

8.3 Youth Development Plan Approval

Motion by Kreuzer, seconded by Carbajal to approve the Youth Development Plan as presented. Supported by all present.

8.4 Resolution to Discontinue Programs  - Removed from meeting agenda

8.5 Gymnastics - Scott Buntje, Activities Director, presented information on the possibility of adding this sport. Co-op possible with Apollo but not until Fall 2019. Will continue to investigate options.

 9. Committee Reports

Minutes attached to Boardbook

9.1 BEAT Steering Committee Meeting

9.2 CMETS Meeting

9.3 WBWF Meeting

9.4 Fifth Monday Meeting

9.5 Staff Development Meeting

9.6 WCED Meeting

9.7 SEE General Membership Meeting

10. Superintendent Reports

 1 0 .1 Negotiation’s  Calendar  - handout with dates given

10.2 February 28 Work Session Agenda  - Requests for agenda items. So far: Board Memorial Fund, Elementary Space, Budget, Negotiations Calendar, School District Security, Student Rep questions follow-ups.

10.3 Student Information System - “Infinite Campus” chosen from pool of options for a further in-depth look to replace our current JMC.

10.4 Vision Screening Equipment  - reviewed.

11. Adjournment

Agenda completed at 9:00 pm, a motion to adjourn was made by Paulsen, seconded by Kreuzer. Supported by all present.

Patricia Gersch, Clerk

Greg Johnson, Superintendent

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Holdingford

School Board Briefs

The Holdingford School Board held their regular meeting on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. 

Oath of Office for appointed Board Member Ali Kruger took place and the meeting continued with reports.

Superintendent Chris Swenson reported on the High School Principal Hiring Process, Radio interview on KASM to discuss the referendum survey and a skylert call will go out to all parents encouraging them to complete surveys. He reminded the Board of the Pool repairs that are needed the quotes will come in and then a facility committee meeting will be held to determine the time line and project details. Swenson talked about preparedness for school emergency situations. “ALICE” training is planned for this summer for the administration team who will then train the rest of the staff in fall. He then presented School Board Recognition Certificates and thanked Board Members for their time and commitment to Holdingford Schools!

Secondary Principal Angela Safran expressed kudos to the JH Speech Team, Delay the Day Fundraiser, and FFA for a fun week! She reported on Peer Observation Training, registration numbers, Parent Teacher Conferences and midterms. Ms. Safran informed the Board of recent changes regarding tightening up LMC rules, the addition of the Character Building Videos in Homerooms, and the Middle School Team concerns with Junior High course recovery and accountability.

District Assessment update: Ms. Safran reported the ACT Test is next week with 73 of 79 juniors taking the test. The rest of the testing will follow in March & April.

Elementary Principal Jim Stang reported on the number of students serviced through Title I and Read Naturally Programs. Ms. Waletzko 120 students in Math, Ms. Pick 70 students in Reading, Ms. Talberg 34 more students in reading and the Read Naturally services 15 SPED students by Mr. Roush and  57 general education students by Ms. Ruprecht. He reported the Math Expressions 2018 adoption is going well, Kindergarten information meetings are on March 5th with about 100 families invited, staffing decisions will be coming in April. Mr. Stang expressed kudos to FFA and Mr. Roberts for making Ice Cream with the Kindergartener’s and to the PTA and Mr. Bruns for Locked in Library Night with free passes and popcorn at the basketball game. He reported the Long Term Sub Samantha Lake is in place for Social Worker Sheila Johnson who is on leave and the Preschool 4 year old classes are full even after adding an additional session.

BSED Report: Mike Higgins reported on Stride Academy purchasing services next school year, disabled assistive technology for communication, and child counts served from member districts.

Business Manager Beth Heinze reported on contract settlements. She thanked Marcia Hess for the excellent job she did with all the pay adjustments and implementing contract changes. Mr. Swenson added Ms. Hess’s expertise is remarkable! Ms. Heinze informed the Board that all the insurance changes have been processed and the 1095’s will go out by Friday, a week ahead of the deadline, next she will be doing budget updates as soon as student numbers are available.

Ms. Heinze and Mr. Swenson explained what phased retirement is to the Board and that this is what Marcia Hess is willing to do to help train her replacement. They feel Ms. Hess is a valuable resource to tap into and the Board agreed.

Other agenda items at the Feb. 21st regular meeting included:

Approval of the Board committee assignments as presented. 

First reading of Policy 104 School District Mission Statement and Policy 616 School District System Accountability.

Approval of the Summer School program and budget for grades 7 & 8.

Approval of the Summer School program and budget for grades K-6.

Authorization to hire Theresa Purkat Grade 5 Teacher at BS step 1 for the remainder of the 17-18 school year. 

Authorization to hire Co-Middle School Leadership Committee Advisors: Deb Ruszat and Ashley Hoffmann both at Category 10 Step 1. 

Approval of FMLA Leave for Brenda Watercott from approximately 2/22/18- 4/6/2018. 

Acceptance of retirement resignation from Marie Bullert effective May 31, 2018. Mr. Higgins on behalf of the School District and School Board thanked Ms. Bullert for her 36 years with the District! Mr. Stang added his appreciation to Ms. Bullert for her Master Teaching!

Acceptance of resignation from Jennifer Clear, Senior High Student Council Advisor effective 5/31/2018. 

Acceptance of resignation from Tara Bishop, Yearbook Advisor effective at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. 

Approval of the following Peer Observers to serve a three year term: Mindy Arnzen, Becky Przybilla, Joy Swanson, Nancy Ethen, Brenda Payne, Katie Novitzki, and Kelly Kobernusz. 

Approval of Maternity Leave for Lauren Volkers from approximately 5/21/2018- 5/31/2018. 

Approval of discharge of Paraprofessional Eric Corcoran effective 2/8/2018. 

Authorization to hire Stacy Huls for Elementary Paraprofessional Long Term Sub from approximately 2/22/18-4/6/18. 

Acceptance of resignation from Andrew Kendall, 6-12 Music Teacher effective at the conclusion of the 2017-2018 school year. Motion carried AIF. Mr. Higgins on behalf of Board and Administration thanked Mr. Kendall for his three years with the District and added he will be missed!

The Holdingford School Board next regular meeting will be Wednesday, March 21st, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the High School 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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