August 23, 2022 at 3:22 p.m.

Star Post Legals 8/24/2022

Albany Area Schools

Albany, Minnesota 56307

Administration Office 

Telephone 320/845-2171 – FAX 320/201-5878

Work Session

Albany Area Schools – 

ISD #745 

District Board Room

30 Forest Ave

Albany, Minnesota 56307 August 24, 2022, 6:00 PM


1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Addition of Gymnastics as an MSHSL Sport

4. Superintendent Report

5. 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.

Lynn Pennie, Clerk



ORDINANCE NO. 8-18-2022




This Ordinance establishes a moratorium on the sale of Hemp derived THC (tetrahydrocannabinols) food and beverages in order to allow the city time to study the issue and consider licensing, rules and regulations, and sale management controls for the sale of hemp derived THC food and beverages.


For the period of one year from the effective date of this Ordinance, no sale of hemp derived THC (tetrahydrocannabinols) food or beverages is allowed in the City of Melrose Minnesota.  The City Council reserves the right to extend this moratorium for such additional periods as are necessary to complete the study as allowed by state law. 

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Melrose, Minnesota, on this 18th day of August, 2022.


_______________   _____________________                                                                     

Joe Finken, Mayor Patricia Haase, City Clerk

Published in the Star Post on August 24, 2022






Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing of the New Munich City Council in and for the City of New Munich, Stearns County, Minnesota, is scheduled at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, on September 6, 2022, at New Munich City Hall, 220 Main Street, New Munich, MN 56356, to consider the following:

VARIANCE APPLICATION OF: Tree of Life Assisted Living, 632 Main Street, New Munich, MN  56356, for a variance to the fence height.

The variance application may be viewed in its entirety at City Hall, 220 Main Street, New Munich, during normal office hours.

Anyone wishing to comment will be heard at the public hearing. Written comments may be forwarded to the office of the City Clerk/Administrator, before the time of the public hearing.  

Ann Piotrowski

City Clerk

Published in the Star Post on this 24th day of August, 2022.





The Board of Supervisors for the Township of Albany, HEREBY ORDAINS that the Albany Township Ordinance 2013-02, Fee Schedule shall be amended which allows for additional charging of services.  A summary of which follows:

New or replacement of 911 sign cost shall be increased to $120.00

The Board of Supervisors for the Township of Albany, HEREBY ORDAINS that the Albany Township Land Use and Zoning Ordinance Number 6 shall be amended as follows:

4.2.1 Duties-The Zoning Administrator shall:

A. Enforce and administer the provisions of the Albany Township  Land use and Zoning Ordinance Number 6.

B. Receive and review applications and determine whether or not applications are complete and comply with the terms of this Ordinance and determine when a statutory extension of time is needed for review and property notify applicant(s) of the same pursuant to Minnesota Stature Section 15.99.

C. In coordination with the Board of Supervisors and the Township Attorney, to perform such duties as may be necessary to enforce the provisions of this Ordinance. The Zoning Administrator, along with the Township Attorney, with the approval of the Town Board, may enforce the provisions of this Ordinance either through criminal prosecution, civil remedies, cease and desist orders, or all of the above. Use of a civil or other remedy shall not bar a criminal prosecution for the same violation(s). A criminal prosecution on a violation shall not be a bar to a civil or other remedy.

D. Prepare alternative findings of fact one for approval and one for denial of the pending application for consideration by the Planning Commission and the Town Board.

E. Upon approval by the Town Board, issue permits and maintain records thereof.

F. Mail a certified letter of the final findings of fact and decision of the Town Board within the required time period mandated by Minnesota Statute Section 15.99 to the applicant.

G. Maintain records of all action taken pursuant to the provisions of this Ordinance.

H.  Receive, review, file, and forward to the Township Planning Commission, applications for appeals, variances, conditional use permits, interim use permits, subdivision plats, and petitions for ordinance amendments, including rezoning.

I.  Receive, review, file, and forward applications and petitions for matters to come before the Board of Adjustment.

4.8.1Application for Conditional Use Permit-Procedure


(1) The Zoning Administrator shall give written notice to the permit holder, advising that the conditional use permit may be revoked upon the conclusion of a public hearing.  The written notice shall also contain the nature of the violation, the facts that support the conclusions that a violation exists, and that the permit holder must correct the violation within thirty(30) days from the date of the notice.  If requested in writing by the permit holder within the thirty (30) days to abate the violation the Town Board may, upon good cause shown, grant an extension to time to correct the permit violation without a public hearing.

(2) If the permit holder does not correct the violation within the time allowed in the notice or any extensions thereof, the Town Board shall hold a public hearing in the same manner to that required for a new conditional use permit.

(4) The Town Board shall give written notice of the Town Board’s decision to the permit holder. If the permit is modified or revoked, the changes shall be recorded with the Office of the County Recorder

6.9 Animal Feed Lot Permits

Feedlot permits are required by Stearns County Land and Use Ordinance Section 6.9. All feedlot permits issued by the County are to be approved and signed by Albany Township. 

All feedlot permits with over 10 animal units up to 100 animal units will maintain the 700 foot setback. All feedlot permits with over 100 animal units will require the 700 foot setback from any residential unit.

6.54 Solar Energy Systems

All permitting of Solar Energy Systems will be done by the County with prior notification of the Township.  Albany Township and the City of Albany are prohibiting Solar Systems in the following Township Sections: 9,10, ½ of 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, ¾ of 23, 26, and 27.

See attached map.

13.1 Payment of Fees. The application of fees for all land use approval and permits shall be established by the Town Board by ordinance.  The Town Board may periodically review and revise all or portions of the fee schedule.  The acceptance of all zoning applications an issuance of permits shall not occur until a complete application has been filed and the appropriate fee has been paid. Zoning applications must be accompanied by a fee and non-interest bearing escrow deposit.  The fee and escrow deposit will established from time-to-time by ordinance of the Town Board.  The escrow deposit is required to cover all costs incurred for staff and consultants; time directly related to processing applications, preparation of studies, and any other cost incurred with processing zoning applications.

13.2 Other Township Costs. In order to defray any additional Township cost of processing land use applications (i.e., site permit, amendment, conditional use, interim use, variance, appeal) for developments, all applicants shall pay the total cost and/or consulting time spent in producing materials for the applicant’s request and all materials for said request.

A. “Materials” shall include but are not limited to maps, graphs, charts, drawings, developers agreement, etc., and all printing or reproduction of same.

B. “Staff and/or consulting time” shall include any time spent in either researching for or actual production of materials, either by Township staff, Township legal, engineering, or planning consultants or the Township Attorney.

C. If requested, the hourly rate for “staff and/or consulting time: shall be established and made available to the applicant by the Zoning Administrator/Township Clerk prior to the production of any materials and the applicant shall be given a reasonable estimate of project time and/or material costs.

13.3 Non-payment of Fees. If any fee or other Township Costs required to be paid to the Township to defray the cost of services related to administering this Ordinance is not paid by an applicant, the Town Board may certify to the County Auditor-Treasurer by November 30 all unpaid, outstanding fees and a description of the lands against which the costs arose. It shall be the duty of the County Auditor-Treasurer, upon order of the Town Board, to extend the assessments with interest not to exceed the interest rate provided for in Minnesota Statutes, section 279.03, subdivision 1; or successor statutes, upon the tax roles of the County for the taxes of the year in which the assessment is filed. For each year ending November 30, the assessment with interest shall be carried into the tax becoming due and payable in January of the following year, and shall be enforced and collected in the manner provided for the enforcement and collection of real and/or personal property taxes in accordance with the provisions of the laws of the State of Minnesota. The assessment, if not paid, shall become delinquent and be subject to the same penalties and the same rate of interest as the taxes under the general laws of the State of Minnesota.

13.4 Appeals. Appeals of the imposition of fees associated with administering this Ordinance shall be heard by the Township Board according to the following steps.

A. The Town Board shall accept written applications for appeals of fees and costs to the Town board within thirty (30) days of the date of the invoice from the Township for said fees and  costs.

B. The appeals application shall contain supporting facts and documentation in sufficient detail to allow a determination as to whether the facts warrant granting an appeal.

     C. The Town Board shall consider and decide appeals. The decisions of the Board shall be final. The Board panel may uphold the imposition of fees, modify or forgive fees based upon whether or not there were administrative or clerical errors on the part of the Township, whether or not the applicant actually applied for and/or received a Township service or if there are exceptional circumstances under which the strict enforcement of this Section would cause undue hardship and would be unreasonable, impractical or not feasible. 

D. The Town Board shall notify the appellant of the decision

The full text of Ordinances 2013-02 and Land Use and Zoning Ordinance Number 6, may be obtained at the town clerk’s office 20929 330 Street, Albany MN, through the town’s website at www., also available at the Albany Public Library. For Additional information contact Town Clerk Diane Noll at [email protected]

Diane Noll, Clerk

Albany Township

Published in the Star Post August 24, 2022






The City Council for the City of Albany, HEREBY ORDAINS that Ordinance 70 PUBLIC NUISANCES shall be amended as follows:

1. That Section 70.05, Subd. 4 shall be amended to read as follows: 

“Subd. 4.  Sump Pump Discharge Abatement. The owner of the premises shall have the option of (1) re-routing the outlet for the sump pump so that no flow reaches the public sidewalk and/or right of way; or (2) connecting to the City’s existing drain tile system/stormwater system within the right of way. Such connection shall be at the owner’s sole cost and expense and shall be designed with an air gap above the in-ground pipe to allow discharge even if the in-ground pipe is frozen or blocked by some other means.  If the owner connects to the City’s system, owner agrees that the City shall not be liable to owner or any third parties for any damage that may occur as a result of the connection to the drain tile system, including but not limited to any damage that results from the drain tile freezing up, causing back up into the owner’s house or property, adjacent properties, or for breakage of the drain tile connection, and owner shall defend and indemnify the City from such liability.”

2. This Ordinance Amendment shall be effective upon publication.

This Ordinance was approved by the majority of the City Council of Albany on this 17th day of August, 2022.

_________________ _____________________________

Tom Kasner, Mayor Tom Schneider, Clerk/Administrator

( S E A L )

This amendment was published in the Star Post on August 24, 2022



Holdingford School Board Minute Summary

The Holdingford School Board held their regular meeting on August 17, 2022. Members present Evelyn Martini, Elissa Ebnet, Sarah Binek, Ed Feia, Lori Opatz, Rob Knettel and Pat Meier. Absent: None. Also attending was: Superintendent Chris Swenson, Secondary Interim Principal Tim Wege, School Nurse Kristen Bruns, Adm. Assistant Linda Zapzalka, and Mike Kosik from Star Publications. 

Chair Feia called the meeting to order, the pledge was recited, and the amended agenda was approved.

The meeting continued with approval of the consent agenda. Items in the consent agenda included: approval of the minutes from 7/20/22 board meeting & 8/3/22 Work Session; approval of the schedule of bills in the amount of $964,055.95 Computer checks approved #52511 through #52655 and $14,292.59 for checks #30395 through #303425; approval of the electronic transfer for July 2022, $2,209,585.97; acknowledgement of the Treasurer’s Report balance per books is $8,034,313.90; approval of Policy 614 School District Testing Plan and Procedure, approval of Policy 204 School Board Meeting Minutes, approval of Policy 205 Open Meetings and Closed Meetings, approval of Policy 305 Policy Implementation, approval of Policy 422 Policies Incorporated by Reference, approval of Policy 427 Workload Limits, approval of Policy 504 Student Dress and Appearance, approval of Policy 521 Student Disability Nondiscrimination, approval of Policy 523 Policies Incorporated by Reference; accept donation from St. Cloud Orthopedics of $1,000 to Husker Athletics for training room supplies. With many thanks to St. Cloud Orthopedics for the donation!

Chair Opatz welcomed fellow board members, administration, staff and guests. 

Superintendent Swenson updated the Board on Construction which is mainly in clean up mode. We are still waiting on the science room countertops, the parking lot needs the final coat and painting, the Custodians and Tech Crew are working hard cleaning up and installing technology behind the construction. The air handlers will be installed as they arrive. He reported on the Stearns County Big Brother Big Sister program that we will be implemented this school year. Mr. Swenson thanked Mr. Stang & Mr. Wege for their diligence in getting the hiring done. He announced a Facebook Live will take place on Aug. 18th @ 7:00 PM. Discussion took place on state sample parent letters regarding monkeypox. Nurse Bruns informed the Board that they plan to handle it just like all other illnesses and notify classroom parents if there is an outbreak of any illness in a specific classroom. 

Secondary Interim Principal Wege reported fall sports have started and it is nice to see students in the building, that he has filled the last open teaching position and is looking forward to the new teacher orientation, workshop/inservice days and open house which will be on Aug 31st. He informed the Board Homecoming is the last week of Sept. and he is looking forward to meeting the staff that he hasn’t already met. 

Ebnet reported the BSED is dealing with staffing struggles and that our District will be piloting the SPED digital assessment platform for BSED, Mr. Swenson explained this is a new software program intended to reduce paperwork for the SPED Team. He also reported he attended the Law Seminar and Handle With Care Training provided by the BSED.

The Business Manager reported the new fiscal year is off to a good start, he is busy preparing for the Audit which will take place the last week of August and getting all the new hires onboard.

Other agenda items at the August 17, 2022 meeting included:


• Adopted the Resolution for Membership in the Minnesota State High School League. 

• Adopted the Resolution for Designation of the Identified Official with Authority for Education Identity and Access Management. 

• Approved the Substitute rates of pay as presented. 

• Approved the 2022-2023 Student Activity and District Fee Schedule with amended adult meal prices and the revised Senior Citizen clause.

• Review of Safe Learning Plan: Mr. Swenson met with school nurses and together they crafted a District plan that was shared with the Board. The CDC guidance was also reviewed. As always the District will promote safe hygiene practices.


• Hired Beth Gruebele at MS Step 3 for the Secondary Science LTS position.

• Accepted the resignation from Tori Whittington from her Preschool/Elementary Para position.

• Accepted the resignation from Lori Arceneau from her Elementary Para position. 

• Accepted the resignation from Kristine Masters from her Elementary Para position. 

• Accepted the retirement/resignation from Brenda Watercott from her Elementary Para position. The Board thanked Ms. Watercott for her years with the District.  

• Hired Katie Bartkowicz for an Elementary Paraprofessional.

• Hired Diane Hartung for an Elementary Paraprofessional.

• Hired Kathryn Novitzki for a Food Service Assistant LTS position.

• Hired Laura Feld for an Elementary Paraprofessional.

• Hired Allison Feia for a KidZone Assistant position.

• Approved the lane change for Kate (Murnane) Korte.

• Accepted the resignation from Secondary Language Arts Teacher Wendi Clark.

• Approved FMLA Leave for Gabby Lindquist.

• Hired Hannah Carlson and Jennifer Sandstrom as Co-District Assessment Coordinators. 

• Hired Becca VanHeel for the Preschool 3’s Paraprofessional.

• Hired Carrie Jendro for the Secondary English/Language Arts Teacher position.

• Approved Catherine Olson’s request for Intermittent FMLA Leave for Military Family Leave for Qualifying Exigency. 

A review of the upcoming meeting dates took place.

September 7, 2022 Work Session @ 6:00 PM in the Meeting Room.

School Board Meeting September 21, 2022 @ 6:00 PM in the Meeting Room.

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



Albany Area Schools

Albany, Minnesota 56307

Administration Office 

Telephone 320/845-2171 – FAX 320/201-5878

Special School Board 


Albany Area Schools – ISD #745 District Board Room

30 Forest Ave

Albany, Minnesota 56307 August 24, 2022, 6:30 PM


1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Approval of the Addition of Girls Gymnastics as a MSHSL Sport

4. Approval of Food Service Director Contract

5. Leave of Absence Request

6. 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.

Lynn Pennie, Clerk









Court File No: 



In Re: Estate of Richard Raymond Herges, aka Richard R. Herges, aka Richard Herges


It is Ordered and Notice is given that on September 23, 2022 at 8:45 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at St. Cloud, Minnesota, on a petition for the adjudication of intestacy and determination of decedent’s heirs, and for the appointment of Joseph Herges, whose address is 44605 Birch Hill Rd, Melrose, MN 56352, and Ann Tschida whose address is 32653 Birch Forest Rd, Melrose, MN 56352 as personal representatives of the decedent’s estate in an unsupervised administration.

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 personal representatives will be appointed with the full power to administer the decedent’s estate, including the power to collect all assets; to pay all legal debts, claims, taxes, and expenses; to sell real and personal property; and to do all necessary acts for the decedent’s estate.

Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. § 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the decedent’s estate are required to present the claims to the personal representatives or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred.


Dated: 08/16/22

/s/ Judge Andrew R. Pearson

Judge of District Court

Dated: 08/16/22

George Lock

Court Administrator

Dymoke Law Office, P.A.

Scott E. Dymoke

MN# 0219174

408 Main St. E, Unit 5

P.O. Box 127

Melrose, MN 56352

Telephone: 320-256-4205

Facsimile: 320-256-7201

e-mail: [email protected]




The City of Avon HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1:  Purpose and Intent

A. The City of Avon (the “City”) recognizes significant public interest in new State laws that took effect July 1, 2022, that now make it legal to sell certain edibles and beverages infused with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabis ingredient extracted from hemp. 

B. The purpose of the moratorium is to allow the City of Avon time to complete an in-depth study to effectuate changes to the Zoning Ordinance and City Code that would regulate the sales, testing, manufacturing, and distribution of cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD) for medical, recreational, and

other purposes, in addition to the sale of hemp derived tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) food and beverages.

C.  Minnesota Statutes Section 462.355 allows the City to adopt a temporary interim ordinance for a period of up to twelve (12) months from the date it is effective to allow for such study and adoption in order to protect the public health, safety, and general welfare of its citizens. 

D. The sale and manufacture of THC products does implicate public health, safety, and welfare, in regards to ensuring such products comply with state law, are not marketed and readily available to persons under age 21, and are located within suitably zoned areas in the City.

SECTION 2:  Prohibition

A. Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 462.355, the City hereby adopts and approves this interim ordinance establishing a moratorium temporarily prohibiting within the City of Avon the sales of hemp derived tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) food and beverages.

B. During the effective period of this interim ordinance, the City of Avon will prohibit the sales of hemp derived tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) food and beverages pending completion of the above referenced study and the adoption of appropriate official controls.

C. In addition, no application related to the license, use, development, variances, conditional use permits, or any other planning or licensing application that involves the sales, testing, manufacturing, or distribution of cannabis, medical or recreational, in any way, and cannabidiol products shall be accepted or considered for twelve (12) months from the effective date of this ordinance or until ordinances regulating such uses become effective, whichever occurs first.

D. Preexisting business before July 1st will be allowed to continue to operation as they were before the law went into effect July 1, 2022. 

SECTION 3:  Effective Date and Duration

A. This interim ordinance shall exist for a period of twelve (12) months from and after its adoption.

B. This interim ordinance is hereby adopted by the City Council of the City of Avon this 15th day of August 2022 and shall be effective upon publication.

CITY OF AVON Jodi Austing-Traut City Clerk/Administrator / Jeff Manthe, Mayor



Unadopted Minutes 


Albany Area Schools – ISD #745 

District Office Board Room 

August 10, 2022

1. Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by Chair Winkels at 6 p.m.

2. Roll Call

Present: Winkels, Hansen, Kreuzer, Carbajal, Sand, Pennie, Sands 

Late: Absent:

3. Public Forum

4. Agenda- Additions or Deletions

5. Approvals

5.1 Previous Meeting Minutes

Motion by Carbajal, seconded by Kreuzer, to approve the July 13, 2022, Regular Meeting minutes and the July 27, 2022, Work Session minutes. Supported by all present.

5.2 Cash Flow Reports – June 2022

Motion by Carbajal, seconded by Kreuzer, to approve the June 2022 Cash Flow Reports as presented. Supported by all present.

5.3 Acceptance of Gifts and Donations

Member Carbajal introduced the Resolution Accepting Donations and was seconded by Member Sand.

The School Board of Albany Area Schools, ISD 745, gratefully accepts the following donations as identified below:

Donor  Item    Designated Purpose (if any)

Albany Lions $400.00      Albany Elementary Bird Houses

Albany Jaycees $800.00     Albany Elementary Bird Houses

Sue Clemen $500.00               BEAT Donation

Albany American             

Legion         $1,000.00       BEAT Donation  CH Robinson              $64.00   Avon Elementary Donation  Coborns $747.67       MORE Rewards  Initiative 

Foundation         $2,394.00      CMBA Donation The following voted in favor of: All Present 

And the following voted against: None 

Absent: None

Where upon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

6. Consent Agenda

At Will Contract Addendum:

Cassie Novak - Community Education Director


Crystal Schlosser - AVE Media/Intervention Teacher

Stacy Meyer - AVE Special Education Teacher

Melissa O’Connell – AVE Kindergarten Teacher

AFT Payroll Change Request:

Aaron Ahrndt - BA/BS+15 to BA/BS+30

Mike Ellingson - BA/BS+30 to MA

Brittany Mastin - BA/BS to MA

Madison Worms - BA/BS to BA/BS+15


Joe Dingmann - Van Driver

Sandy Wielenberg – AMS Paraprofessional

AESP Summer School:

Summer CREW Paraprofessional: Wendy Gill, Tami Christen


Grant Johnson - Head Baseball Coach

Jim Mader - Assistant Football Coach

Al Amdahl - JH Football Coach

Taylor Gerads - JV Volleyball Coach

Faith Fourre - JV2 Volleyball Coach

Kaesha Madden - 9th Grade Volleyball Coach

Lillee Hardee - JH Volleyball Coach

Community Education:

Aquatics: Katie Dolan

HSP Fundamentals: Aaron Ahrndt, Aaron Schwenzfeier

Umpires: Dan Wessel, Logan Harren, David Sutherland, Andrew Hahn, Sophia Schiffler

Softball Coaches: Mya McNamar, Sonya Hoffarth, 

Danni Toughill


Al Amdahl - Head Baseball coach, effective June 28, 2022

Aaron Boyum - Assistant Football coach, effective July 11, 2022

Shannon Dustin - ALE Food Service Aide, effective July 28, 2022

Mary Evens - AHS/AMS Food Service Aide, effective August 3, 2022

Tamara Mathaler - ALE Food Service Aide, effective July 5, 2022

Cheryl Schaefer - ALE Paraprofessional, effective August 31, 2022

Colleen Schmiesing - ALE Paraprofessional, effective July 26, 2022

Alisa Schmidt - Director of Food Service, effective August 12, 2022

Alicia Waytashek - AVE Paraprofessional, effective July 20, 2022

Linda Hartung – AHS/AMS Food Service Aide, effective August 8, 2022

Laura Feld – AVE/ALE Paraprofessional, effective August 8, 2022

Kari Zimmer – ALE Food Service Aide, effective August 9, 2022

Request For Severance:

Cheryl Schaefer, AESP

The following checks were issued in paying claims: Wire transfers and checks 102988 - 103153 


01 General Fund $1,176,971.83

02 Food Services       $4,790.97

04 Community Services     $48,384.84

06 Building Construction     $22,668.25

07 Debt Redemption   $503,383.13

Motion by Hansen, seconded by Kreuzer, to approve the August 2022 consent agenda as presented. Support by all present.

7. Reports

7.1 Purple Pride

Board members commended Cassie Novak and the referendum committee for their exceptional work on the referendum initiative.

8. Business

8.1 Enrollment Report 

Enrollment remains consistent.

8.2 Albany Area Gymnastics Association and Albany Area Schools Gymnastics Proposal 

To be discussed at the next work session.

8.3 School Board Policy 522 Revision

Motion by Carbajal, seconded by Kreuzer, to approve the revision of the school district’s Title IX Coordinator to Travis Okerlund. Supported by all present.

8.4 2022-23 Employee Handbook

Motion by Carbajal, seconded by Kreuzer, to approve the 2022-23 Employee Handbook as presented. Supported by all present.

8.5 Student Handbooks

Motion by Carbajal, seconded by Kreuzer, to approve the Albany Middle School and Albany High School Student Handbooks as presented. Supported by all present.

8.6 School Resource Officer Agreement

The agreement is being updated and will be brought to a future board meeting for review and approval.

8.7 Transportation Request For Proposal

Currently working with a consultant to develop the RFP and will be discussed at a future meeting.

8.8 Contracted Director of Food Service Proposal

Continued discussion and research on the option to contract with a food service vendor.

9. Committee Reports

9.1 Fifth Monday Meeting

Board members discussed the recent Fifth Monday Meeting and were pleased with the support for the referendum.

10. Superintendent Report

Superintendent Okerlund announced the passing of the referendum and discussed the next steps in the process. The Facility Committee will meet within the next week to review the plans for the build and the timeline. The Middle School Band and Jazz Band had a wonderful performance at Heritage Days last weekend. Cassie Novak, Community Ed Director, and her team were recently invited to present on our facilities at a statewide conference. The new teacher orientation and the welcome event went very well.

11. Adjournment

Agenda completed at 7:28 pm, a motion to adjourn was made by Carbajal, seconded by Kreuzer. Supported by all Present

Lynn Pennie, Clerk






NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held before the City Council of Albany, MN, at 400 Railroad Avenue, the Albany City Hall, at 6:30 o’clock in the evening or as soon as thereafter on September 7, 2022, to hear all persons present upon action taken by the City Council on a request by RS Tooling, LLC, 461 Huskie Drive, Albany, MN, to vacate the drainage and utility easement as dedicated in ALBANY BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL PARK, according to the recorded plat thereof, Stearns County, Minnesota, bounded as follows:  


-On the north by a line measured 5.00 feet northerly of, as measured at a right angle to and parallel with the South line of Lot 4, Block 3, said ALBANY BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL PARK.

-On the east by a line measured 10.00 feet westerly of, as measured at a right angle to and parallel with the easterly lines of Lots 4 and 5, Block 3, said ALBANY BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL PARK.

-On the south by a line measured 5.00 feet southerly of, as measured at a right angle to and parallel with said South line of Lot 4.

-One the west by a line measured 5.00 feet easterly of, as measured at a right angle to and parallel with the West lines of said Lots 4 and 5.

Dated this 10th day of August, 2022.

Tom Schneider


Published in the Star Post on August 17th and August 24, 2022.




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