NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Managers of the Sauk River Watershed District pursuant to Minnesota Statue 103D.605 will hold a hearing February 18th, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sauk Centre City Hall Council Chambers, located at 320 Oak Street South in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. The purpose of the hearing is to consider and take comments on the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Sauk River Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) – Cycle II, project #355.

This project proposes to develop Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) studies on impaired water bodies within the Sauk River Watershed, as well as the development of a WRAPS report. This project will be completed with the cooperation of partner agencies such as the Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, along with a consultant (RESPEC) who has been hired to write the reports. The total estimated cost of the project is $285,000, to be paid from a grant from the State of Minnesota through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

For further information contact the Watershed District Office at (320) 352-2231. 

Tyler Carlson, President

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Special School Board Minutes - Melrose Area Public Schools Monday, January 6, 2020

Mr. Heller called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The following members were present: Mr. Heller, Mrs. Feldewerd, Mrs. Winter, Mr. Dufner, Mr. Heidgerken, Mrs. Uphoff & Mr. Klasen. Mr. Winter was also present.

Mr. Dufner moved, with a second by Mr. Heidgerken, to approve the agenda. The Motion was unanimously carried. Mr. Heller called for nominations for Chair. Mr. Heller was nominated.

Mrs. Winter was nominated for Vice Chair. Mrs. Feldewerd was nominated for Clerk. Mr. Heidgerken was nominated for Treasurer.

Mrs. Uphoff moved, with a second by Mr. Dufner, to approve the following salaries for 2020:

• Chair - $350.00

• Vice-Chair - $300.00

• Clerk - $275.00

• Treasurer - $275.00

• $65.00/meeting

• $125.00 for meetings over 5 hours

The motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Heidgerken moved, with a second by Mr. Klasen, to approve the board meeting dates for the 2020-21 school year:

• July 27, 2020

• August 24, 2020

• September 28, 2020

• October 26, 2020

• November 23, 2020

• December 21, 2020 (The 4th week falls over Winter Break) • January 4, 2021 (Organizational Meeting)

•January 25, 2021

• February 22, 2021

• March 22, 2021

• April 26, 2021

• May 24, 2021

• June 28, 2021

The meetings will be held at 7:00 pm. It is noted that, acceptance of these dates will also allow for a postponed meeting due to weather to occur the following day. The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mrs. Feldewerd moved, with a second by Mrs. Winter, to approve the following committee assignments for 2020:

Committee Assignments 2020 Board Rep(s)

Budget/Finance - 2 Kris, Mark, Randy

CMETS - 3 Becky, Kyle

Community Ed Advisory - 4 Pat, Mark

Crisis/Safety - 4 Pat, Randy

DAAC - 4 Mark, Randy

Discipline Advisory - 4 Becky, Kris

District Advisory: Curriculum, WBWF,

Integration & Federal Programs - 3 Lee, Becky

Exit Interview - 5 Lee, Becky

Facilities: Buildings, Grounds,

Land Sales & Purchases - 3 Mark, Pat, Kris

Health/Wellness - 4 Becky, Pat

Insurance Advisory - 5 Kris, Randy

LMC (Support Staff) - 4 Becky

LMC (Teachers) - 4 Pat, Randy

MSHSL/Title IX - 5 Kris, Pat Alt.

Open Forum - 4 Pat, Kris

Policy Review - 3 Kyle, Randy

PTA - 4 Randy, Kyle Alt.

Schools for Equity in Ed. 2 Kyle K., Alt. Lee U.

Staff Development - 3 Lee, Becky Alt.

Stearns County Collaborative - 4 Becky

Technology - 4 Becky, Lee

Transportation - 2 Kris, Kyle, Mark

Trip Committee - 5 Kris, Becky, Lee

WCED - 3 Kris, Becky Alt.

Negotiating Committees 2020 Board Rep(s)

Achievement & Integration - 5 Becky, Mark

Administration (Principals, Activity

Director, & Comm. Ed Director - 2 Kris, Randy, Kyle

Curriculum Coordinator - 5 Kyle, Becky

Custodial Supervisors - 4 Mark, Kyle

Custodians - 3 Becky, Mark, Kyle

District Office - 4 Pat, Lee, Randy

Food Service (Staff & Director) - 3 Pat, Lee, Becky

Notice of Assignment - 3 Randy, Becky

Paraprofessionals - 3 Kris, Mark, Kyle

Secretaries - 3 Becky, Mark, Lee

Superintendent - 2 Pat, Lee, Randy

Teachers - 1 Pat, Lee, Randy

Tech Coordinator/Tech Specialist

MARSS - 3 Becky, Mark

The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mrs. Uphoff moved, with a second by Mr. Dufner to approve the designation of the official depositories for the district funds as follows: Central Minnesota Federal Credit Union & PMA. The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mrs. Winter moved, with a second by Mr. Heidgerken, to approve the Melrose Beacon as our official publication for 2020. The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Heidgerken moved, with a second by Mr. Klasen to approve the district travel, accommodations & meal allowance:

• Mileage - Federal Mileage Reimbursement Rate

• Workshops or training sessions that need accommodations in reference to hotel stays will only be

reimbursed if the workshop or training sessions exceeds 60 miles from the school district. Any exception

to this guideline would need prior approval from the Superintendent

• Breakfast - $8.50

• Lunch - $11.00

• Supper - $18.00

The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mrs. Winter moved, with a second by Mrs. Uphoff, to approve MSDLAF - Minnesota District Liquid Asset Fund be designated as the official depository of state funds due to the district. The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mrs. Feldewerd moved, with a second by Mr. Heidgerken, to approve the use of facsimile signatures on all district checks. The board also directs the current facsimile signatures to be used until the new signatures can be obtained, if necessary. The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Klasen moved, with a second by Mr. Dufner, to approve the Superintendent of Schools, or his designee, make investments of school district funds when balances are present. The board also desires that the Superintendent, or his designee, perform the duties of clerk and treasurer. The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mrs. Uphoff moved, with a second by Mrs. Winter, to approve the Superintendent of Schools properly authorized to enter into leases on behalf of the board, and to purchase and contract for goods and services within general budget categories. The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Heidgerken moved, with a second by Mr. Dufner, to approve to pay claims/bills before the regularly scheduled board meeting. The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Dufner moved, with a second by Mrs. Winter, to approve Rupp, Anderson, Squires & Waldspurger, PA for our legal counsel. The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mrs. Uphoff moved, with a second by Mr. Klasen, to approve authorizing the Superintendent of Schools and designeeds to make electronic fund transfers of District 740 funds. The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Heidgerken moved, with a second by Mrs. Winter, to adjourn the meeting at 7:23 pm. The Motion was unanimously carried. 

Becky Feldewerd, Clerk

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Regular School Board Minutes - Melrose Area Public Schools Monday, December 16, 2019

Chair Heller called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The following members were present: Mr. Heller, Mrs. Winter, Mr. Heidgerken, Mrs Feldewerd, Mr. Dufner, & Mrs. Uphoff. Mr. Klasen was absent. Mr. Winter, Mr. Anderson, Mr. Conrad & Mr. Doetkott were also present.

Mrs. Uphoff moved, with a second by Mrs. Winter, to approve the agenda. The Motion was unanimously carried.

Nothing to report for Open Forum.

Board reports were given. No action taken.

Administrative reports were given. No action taken.

The Board & Mr. Winter held a discussion on the 2 Draft Calendars for 2020-21. One starting before Labor Day & the other starting after Labor Day. No action taken.

The Board & Mr. Winter held a second review on Policy 412 - Expense Reimbursement. No action taken.

The Board & Mr. Winter held a second review of Policy 711 - Video Recording on School Buses. No action taken.

The Board & Mr. Winter held a second review of Policy 908 - Political Campaign & Activities. No action taken.

Mr. Heidgerken moved, with a second by Mr. Dufner, to approve the following consent agenda items:

• November 25, 2019 Special School Board Minutes

• November 25, 2019 Regular School Board Minutes

• Bills & Wire Transfers in the amount of $1,387,680.14

• New Hire - Kari Warring - ECFE Parent Educator - Elementary - Part time - Effective 1-2-2020

• New Hire - Natalie Enright - Booth Tech - Auditorium - Part time - Effective - 12-2-2019

• New Hire - Madison Baysinger - Booth Tech - Auditorium - Part time - Effective - 12-2-2019

• New Hire - Brett Kirchner - Volunteer Wrestling Coach - High School - Part time - Effective -12-6-2019

• New Hire - Diane Anderson - Due Process/Assessment Assistant - Elementary - Part time - Effective - 12-9-2019

• New Hire - Lisa Goerdt - ECFE Assistant - Community Education - Part time - Effective 12-11-2019

• New Hire - Kim Derichs - Prom Adviser - High School - Part time - Effective - 1-1-2020

The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Dufner moved, with a second by Mrs. Uphoff, to approve the Treasurer’s Report. The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Dufner moved, with a second by Mr. Heidgerken, to approve the following donations:

• 11-22-19 - Jason Hellickson - High School - Stainless Steel Drops - $300.00

• 11-27-19 - MAPS/Coborn’s - District - 2 turkeys to the food shelf - $33.99

• 12-5-19 - Zoetis - High School - FFA - $134.30

• 12-10-19 - Sauk River Players - High School - curtain for the theater - $5,000.00

• 12-12-19 - Melrose Lions - Community Education - Archery - $300.00

Upon a roll call vote being taken the following voted in favor thereof: Mr. Heller, Mrs. Winter, Mr. Dufner, Mrs. Feldewerd, Mr. Heidgerken, & Mrs. Uphoff. Mr. Klasen was absent.

Those voting against: None

The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Winter gave a presentation on the Truth-In-Taxation agenda item. One member from the community was present.

Mr. Dufner moved, with a second by Mrs. Winter, to approve the Final 2019 Payable 2020 District 740 Property Tax Levy. The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Dufner moved, with a second by Mr. Heidgerken, to approve Policy 401 - Equal Employment Opportunity. The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mrs. Uphoff moved, with a second by Mrs. Winter, to approve Policy 603 - Curriculum Development. The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Heidgerken moved, with a second by Mr. Dufner, to approve Policy 611 - Home Schooling. The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mrs. Uphoff moved, with a second by Mrs. Winter, to approve the Budget Reduction Resolution. The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Dufner moved, with a second by Mrs. Winter, to adjourn the meeting at 7:58 pm. The Motion was unanimously carried.

Becky Feldewerd, Clerk

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