Holding Township Notice

Affidavits of candidacy may be filed with the town clerk at her home at 41249 190th Avenue, Albany, MN 56307 between Tuesday, January 2, 2018 and Tuesday, January 16, 2018 for the offices of clerk, a two year term currently held by Julianne Ebnet and supervisor, a three year term currently held by Duane Kunstleben. Filing fee is $2.00

 Julianne Ebnet, Clerk of Holding Township





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







Affidavits of Candidacy for the Township of Albany, Stearns County MN, shall be filed with the township clerk beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 at 8 a.m. and continue until Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 at 5 p.m. The Clerk’s office will be open Jan. 16 from 1 to 5 p.m. for filing purposes.

Offices to be filled at the Annual Meeting on March 13, 2018 are for one supervisor for a three year term now held by Loren Pelzer and clerk/treasurer for a three year term, now held by Diane Noll.

Affidavits of candidacy shall be filed with the Township Clerk at 20929 330 St., Albany MN 56307, or contact her by email at albanytwp@albanytel.com. Filing fee is $2.00.

Diane Noll- Clerk

Albany Township


Published in the Albany Enterprise Wednesday, Dec. 13 and 20, 2018.




Affidavits of Candidacy

Affidavits of Candidacy shall be filed with the township clerk beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 at 8 a.m. and continue until Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 at 5 p.m.  Offices to be filled at the election on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 are for one supervisor for a one-year term, one supervisor for a three-year term, and for clerk for a two-year term. Filing fee is $2.00.  

Affidavits of Candidacy shall be filed with the Township Clerk at the Avon Township Hall, 16881 Queens Road, Avon, MN 56310.  The Town Hall will also be open on the last day of filing (Jan. 16, 2018) from 1 – 5 p.m. as required by MN statute.  A copy of the required form is available from the clerk or online at http://www.sos.state.mn.us/media/1027/affidavit-of-candidacy.pdf. 

Stephen G. Saupe, Clerk


Dated: December 13 and 20, 2017



Unadopted Minutes


Albany Area Schools – ISD #745

High School Media Center

November 8, 2017


In absence of Chair Winkels, Vice-Chair Hansen called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.


Present: Hansen, Kreuzer, McLachlan, Carbajal, Paulsen

Late: None    Absent:  Winkels, Gersch Student Representatives: Buerman, Panek, Brinkman

3.0 Public Forum

4.0 Agenda- Additions or Deletions

5.0 Approvals

5.1 Previous Meeting Minutes   Motion by Kreuzer, seconded by McLachlan to approve the minutes from the October 11, 2017 Regular Board Meeting and October 25, 2017 Board Work Session.   Supported by all Present

5.2 Cash Flow Report—September

Motion by Paulsen, second by McLachlan to approve the September Cash Flow Report.  Supported by all Present

6.  Consent Agenda

AFT:   Todd Kuhn, Intervention Teacher, beginning October 23, 2017

Stephanie Stang, Lane Change BA/BS to BA/BS + 30

Carole Braschayko-Learning Adv

Tracey Hieserich-Learning Adv

Jessica Housman-Long Term Substitute, Kdg 

AESP: Brock Zierden, Trans/Grounds beginning November 20, 2017 

Jeffrey Gerads, Custodial, beginning October 23, 2017

Diane Grebinoski, from 6.5 hours to 7 hours per day

EXTRA CURRICULAR: Dan Anderson and Adam Tate, Co-Coach Jr High Wrestling

  Maury Meyer, Jr High Wrestling

  Emily Brausen, Jr HIgh Volleyball

KIDS CO NEW:  Leah Van Overbeke

KIDS CO UPDATED: Emma Seiler, Madalyn VonWahlde

CE:  Alex Evan, Dan Anderson, Kari Schaefer, Renae Illies, Jessica Klaphake

LOA:  One                                                                                                                             DONATIONS:   

$1,000.00 - Ashley & Josh Beier - Scholarship R#55319

$3,676.32 - Stearns County - SHIP Grant  R#55319

$5,000.00 - Albany Chrysler - CATE  R#55325

$   767.34 - Zoetis - FFA Donation 

$   150.00 - Eric Kuehl  - FFA Donation

$   750.00 - Huskies Booster Club - Girls/Boys Basketball Jerseys R#55383


The following checks were issued in paying claims: Wire transfers and checks 90475-90745

01 General Fund   $977,985.38

02 Food Services     $55,088.38

04 Community Services     $50,233.74

06 Building Construction $2,017,629.96

Motion by Kreuzer, second by Carbajal to approve the consent agenda.    Supported by all Present

7. Reports—None

7.1 Student Representatives

Many activities have been going on within the school: 

Student Council Haunted House

NHS Leadership Forum

Sports Updates

NHS Pink-out raising $430 and 1839 lbs of food.

Middle School Students of the month: Kayla Hahn, Grace Michels, Hope Goebel, Connor Karki, Owen Carlson and Kayla Meyer

The band and choir concerts went very well.

FHA placed second in nationals.

Mr. Schlagel was chosen for the teacher spotlight, and he is always willing to help students, with a positive attitude.

Sophomore survey results indicate AHS friendships and kind students are a great attribute of AHS.  History of media tops the list as the favorite class.

Teachers continue to do an excellent job motivating students. PAWS is a great program, and the lunch room renovations are much appreciated.   History class teachers Mr. Evan and Mr. Bierbaum are awesome teachers!   They provided consideration/questions to the board: are the collaboration rooms being used to the full potential and when will E-learning days start?

7.2 Building Project Updates

Signage for several of the naming rights have been installed.  

The student learning commons have been highly used.  

The BECC – notably the fitness center is taking shape with the flooring installed recently.  

The two remaining science rooms have recently been completed. 

There continues to be tremendous community support behind the facilities, notably and recently with Jay Netter donating a significant amount of time and effort to improve the welding program/area.  Thanks Jay!

7.3 Purple Pride

-Karl Kise is so dedicated to his job.  He leads the Kids Co site with humor, and it is inspiring to see how he relates to children.

-Ann Erickson works diligently to help students in both math and reading.

-Mary Schaefer works tirelessly to ensure reading success with each student she services.

-Stephanie Stang takes time to get to know her students, both academically and socially.

-Cathy Studer puts in a lot of extra time to help with the technology needs at Avon Elementary always with an upbeat attitude.

-Brenda Levinski wears multiple hats every day and balances them all very well. 

-Elisha Duckson place a handmade blanket over a girl who passed out at the section cross country meet. It traveled to the hospital with her.  Thanks for giving up what’s special to help another.

-Nancy Swarthout brings positivity to a whole new level.  Such a great addition to Avon Elementary.

-Mickey Shay works with students to learn positive behavior. She is awesome!

-Fourth grade teachers at Avon Elementary continue to provide strong academic and social/emotional instruction to their students.

-Ray Fuchs drove for a field trip.  It is obvious he enjoys his job; he has a smile on his face all day!

-Missy Caughlin aka “superwoman” is an inspiration to her students and fellow faculty.

-Julia Olson so positive and creative in the art room.

-Angie Sufka has such a love for teaching. She is a wealth of knowledge and always willing to share.

-Pam Fischer always starts my day with a smile.  Her kindness and passion for our students makes Avon a fantastic place to work.

-Deanna Kulzer organizes 320 plus students for the STAR Program. The success of the STAR Program in largely because of Deanna’s hard work and dedication.

-Krista Schmitz has been making an extra effort to meet with paras and teachers to plan and collaborate. She is supportive of teachers and daily brainstorms ideas to make the learning environment unique for each student.

-Gayle Gibson kindness and caring are evident every day. She is an integral part of running the media center.

-Kim Holt and Jenny Dale help the playground staff keep the playground equipment up and running. 

-Nancy Trehey, MaryBeth Droogsma and Brittany Marthaler volunteered to eat lunch in their classrooms on our early dismissal day.  Thank you for being TEAM players. 

-Julie Theiler has been a huge help in our co-taught math class.  She brings lots of energy and ideas to help students succeed. 

-Zachary Dingmann is a great addition to our staff.  He is full of energy and excitement. He is also constantly providing the students with fun, engaging and meaningful lessons. 

-Rose Angela VanHeel showed excellent teamwork when helping with a student who wasn’t feeling well.  She went above and beyond without being asked too.  Her help was so appreciated.

-Tammie Grismer is publishing an online Speech and Language newsletter.  This information is extremely helpful to our classroom teachers.  

-Sheila Kost, Julia Olson, Renee Nelson and Stacy Meyer were teacher leaders for the PD in Nov. She shared reading basics in the primary and PreK grades.

-Lisa Stangler is so helpful and never makes you feel like you are asking too much.  

-Cathy Studer is always ready to help anyone at a moment’s notice with technology issues and does so with a smile. 

-Annette Brewer asked the 6th graders to join the 100 mile club. 

-Amy Olson has done an outstanding job implementing top 20 as well as planning to work with the Captains and Leaders to assist the 7th and 8th graders.

-Mrs. Hiltner and the Renaissance Team have been spreading positivity after only one week.  We can’t to see what they do next.

-Brittney Wieber was a great manager for the volleyball team as well as a positive team member. 

-Diane Noll received the MN Ed Support professional of the year award, well done!

-Purple Pride by lakeside: great turnout raised $18,000, first teacher grants could be available in January.

7.4 Enrollment Report

Enrollment: 1771 for the district (class sizes 132-150)

7.5 Albany and Avon PTA/PTO Updates

Avon PTA & Albany PTO:  a report was given by leaders surrounding the mission, purpose, and supported activities.  The Avon PTA and Albany PTO continues to be an active part of encouraging positive behavior and improving opportunities for the elementary students.  

7.6 Middle School Innovation

A presentation was given on Flip-grid, with videos from both students and teachers surrounding new opportunities, initiatives, and positive change within the schools.

8. Business

8.1 Audit Results

Schlenner, Wenner & Co representatives presented the audit results for 16-17. 

Unmodified (clean) opinion on financials as a whole.  Details of the audit were discussed with positive findings, accuracy, and a fiscally responsible/sound district.

Motion by Carbajal to approve the audit as presented, second by Paulsen,

Supported by all Present

8.2 Policy 403 Discipline, Suspension, and Dismissal of School District Employees—Second Read

Motion by Kreuzer, second by Carbajal to approve the policy as presented.   Supported by all present

8.3 Policy 624 On-line Learning Options-Second Read

Motion by Carbajal, second by McLachlan to approve the policy as presented.   Supported by all present

8.4 Policy 620 Credit for Learning-First Read

8.5 Policy 903 Visitors to School District Buildings and Sites-First Read

8.6 Polling Place Resolution

Motion by Kreuzer, second by Paulsen to approve the polling place resolution as presented.  Supported by all present.

8.7 Extended Leave Resolution

Tabled until December 13, 2017 meeting to gather more information. 

8.8  17-18 Revised Budget

Motion by Carbajal, second by Kreuzer to approve the 17-18 Revised Budget.  Supported by all present.

8.9 School Board Goals

Motion by Paulsen, second by McLachlan to approve the revised board goals as presented.  Supported by all present.

9. Board Committee Reports

Minutes Attached to Board Book.

10. Superintendent Report

Innovation update: great examples and ideas that are taking place (SAMR Model, Power standards, and others) within the school and is supported by the innovation team.

Ed Foundation is looking for a location within the secondary school to display their purpose, goals and activities within the district.  Suggested student art to dress up the area with a partnership with the foundation.  

11. Adjournment

Agenda completed at 9:30pm, a motion to adjourn was made by Kreuzer, seconded by Carbajal.

Supported by all present.

Matt Kreuzer, Acting Clerk

Greg Johnson, Superintendent



Notice of Hearing on Proposed Assessment

Notice is hereby given that the council will meet at 7:00 p.m. on January 8, 2018 at council chambers of the city hall to consider, and possibly adopt, the proposed assessment for 2017 Alley Improvements, the improvement on alley west of Main Street between Plymouth Street and Washington Street. Adoption by the council of the proposed assessment may occur at the hearing. The following is the area proposed to be assessed:

A final amount will be available at the Hearing. Such assessment is proposed to be payable in equal annual installments extending over a period of 5 years, the first of the installments to be payable on or before the first Monday in January 2019, and will bear interest at the rate of 3 percent per annum from the date of the adoption of the assessment resolution. To the first installment shall be added interest on the entire assessment from the date of the assessment resolution until December 31, 2024. To each subsequent installment when due shall be added interest for one year on all unpaid installments.

You may at any time prior to certification of the assessment to the county auditor, pay the entire assessment on such property, with interest accrued to the date of payment, to the City of Holdingford. No interest shall be charged if the entire assessment is paid within 30 days from the adoption of this assessment. You may at any time thereafter, pay to the Stearns County Auditor the entire amount of the assessment remaining unpaid, with interest accrued to December 31 of the year in which such payment is made. Such payment must be made before November 15 or interest will be charged through December 31 of the succeeding year. If you decide not to prepay the assessment before the date given above the rate of interest that will apply is 3 percent per year. The right to partially prepay the assessment is not available.

The proposed assessment roll is on file for public inspection at the city clerk’s office. The total amount of the proposed assessment is $21,975.27. Written or oral objections will be considered at the meeting. No appeal to district court may be taken as to the amount of an assessment unless a written objection signed by the affected property owner is filed with the municipal clerk prior to the assessment hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing. The council may upon such notice consider any objection to the amount of a proposed individual assessment at an adjourned meeting upon such further notice to the affected property owners as it deems advisable.

Under Minn. Stat. §§ 435.193 to 435.195, the council may, in its discretion, defer the payment of this special assessment for any homestead property owned by a person 65 years of age or older, one retired by virtue of a permanent and total disability, or a member of the National Guard or other reserves ordered to active military service for whom it would be a hardship to make the payments. When deferment of the special assessment has been granted and is terminated for any reason provided in that law and Ordinance (Resolution), all amounts accumulated plus applicable interest become due. Any assessed property owner meeting the requirements of this law may, within 30 days of the confirmation of the assessment, apply to the city clerk for the prescribed form for such deferral of payment of this special assessment on his/her property.

An owner may appeal an assessment to district court pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 429.081 by serving notice of the 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 days after service upon the mayor or clerk.

Sandra Meer, City Clerk-Treasurer




Albany Area Schools 

– ISD #745

December 13, 2017, 7:00 PM

District Board Room


1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Public Forum

4. Agenda-Additions or Deletions

5. Approvals

5. 1. Previous Meeting Minutes

5. 2. Cash Flow Report-September 2017

6. Consent Agenda

7. Reports

7. 1. Student Representative

7. 2. Building Project Updates Presenter: Breitbach Construction

7. 3. Purple Pride

7. 4. Enrollment Report Presenter: Superintendent Johnson

7. 5. High School Innovation

8. Business

8. 1. Policy 620 Credit for Learning

8. 2. Policy 903 Visitors to School District Buildings and Sites

8. 3. World’s Best Workforce Summary

8. 4. Extended Leave Resolution

8. 5. Education Foundation

8. 6. Truth-n-Taxation Hearing Presenter: Sue Clemen

8. 7. Seniority List - AFT

8. 8. Certify Levy 2018

9. Committee Reports

9. 1. WCED Meeting

9. 2. BEAT Steering Committee

10. Superintendent Report

10. 1. Proposed January Meeting Schedule

10. 2. SoCore

10. 3. School District Calendar

10. 4. Staffing Updates

11. 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