NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
A Public Hearing regarding the proposed revocation of Stearns County Road 171 in Melrose Township will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at the Melrose Township Hall, located at 41248 County Road 13, Melrose, Minnesota. The portion of County Road 171 proposed to be revoked is located between County State Aid Highway 17 and 360th Avenue, in Sections 5 and 6 of Melrose Township. The revocation is being considered as part of a road trade in which Stearns County would assume jurisdiction over 405th Street between County Road 169 and County State Aid Highway 13 in Section 23 of Melrose Township. Those unable to attend but wanting to submit comments can forward comments to Jodi Teich at 455 28th Avenue South, Waite Park, MN 56387, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF STEARNS
Court File No:
NOTICE AND ORDER OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL UNSUPERVISED PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Beverly Rose Gustafson aka Beverly R. Gustafson,
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS: It is Ordered, and Notice is given that on November 3, 2023, at 8:45 am., a hearing will be held in this Court at the Stearns County Courthouse, 725 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56303, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the Will of the Decedent dated, May 11, 2005, (“the Will”), and for the appointment of Lori Rose Gustafson, whose address is 2316 Lehman Ln NE, Blaine, MN, 55449, as Personal Representative of the Estate of the Decedent, in a formal unsupervised administration.
Any objections to the petition must be filed with the Court prior to or at the hearing. If proper, and if no objections are filed, the Personal Representative will be appointed with full power to administer the 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 Estate.
Notice is also given that, subject to Minnesota Statutes section 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the Personal Representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred.
/s/ Judge Shan Wang
Attorney for Petitioner: Christopher G. Hudok, Esq. (#0400842)
Hudok Law Office, PLLC
10721 Bechtold Rd.
Rogers, MN 55374
(612) 363 5025
Holdingford School Board Briefs
The Holdingford School Board held their regular meeting on September 20, 2023. Members present Evelyn Martini, Elissa Ebnet, Sarah Binek, Ed Feia, Lori Opatz, Rob Knettel, and Pat Meier. Also attending was: Superintendent Chris Swenson, Business Manager Garrity Gerber, Elementary Principal Jim Stang, Secondary Principal Kevin Beehler, Adm. Assistant Linda Zapzalka and Guests Transportation Director Rodney Ebnet and SRO Officer Chad Meemken.
Chair Feia called the meeting to order, the pledge was recited, and the amended agenda was approved.
The consent agenda was approved. Items in the consent agenda included: approval of the minutes from the Aug. 16th Board Mtg; approval of the schedule of bills in the amount of $543,615.37. Computer checks approved #54724 through #54900 and #30717 through #30740 in the amount of $10,896.74; approval of the electronic transfer for August 2023, $1,984,981.06; acknowledgement of the Treasurer’s Report balance per books $5,990,062.47; approved lane change for Jena Nitz from MS to MS10; approved lane change for Marian Lyndgaard from BS to BS10; approved lane change for JCarrie Jendro from BS to BS10; approved an additional 15 minutes to the following Para’s day: Karey Gerads, Janet Skroch, Anna Christensen, Patty Jo Halverson, Kaitlyn Zeimetz & Lori Arceneau; approved an additional 30 minutes to Para Carlena Johnson’s day; approved to change the Oct. School Board meeting to Oct. 11, 2023 @ 6:00 PM; called for a Special Closed meeting to follow the October 11, 2023 Regular Board Meeting; approved Fall Community Education Instructors/Coaches; approved Jr/Sr High Fall Coaches; accepted the following donations: $1,243.65 from PTA for Elementary Agendas, $8,000 from MN Twins toward the baseball field restoration & A vision screening machine valued at $8,190 from The Holdingford Lions Club donating $4,190, The Holdingford Legion donating $3,000 and The Holdingford Lioness Club donating $1,000. The Board thanked the Donors for their support and generosity!
Superintendent Swenson updated the Board on the safe return to school plan and on negotiations progress.
Secondary Principal Beehler reported the first two weeks of school have gone well, the epass system is working nicely, the junior high skinny block has been a good change, homecoming candidates have been announced as well as the week of activities and conferences will be coming up in Oct.
Elementary Principal Stang reported on the open house with great participation, he thanked all those involved in bringing Presenter Amberly Snyder to Holdingford and her message to kids was great. The PTA is working on another presenter for the younger students. Mr. Stang thanked Mr. Ebnet for his due diligence organizing and follow up with all busing concerns. He thanked Officer Meemken for making his presence in the elementary, reported the new staff members are fitting in well and the new students are getting acclimated to the Husker climate.
BSED report: Ebnet reported Ehlers was present to talk about financing options for the renovation or replacement of the aging Voyagers facility. Mr. Swenson added that Director Erin Dohrmann will come and present to the Board in the near future. The six member Districts will have to come to an agreement on how to move forward and they accepted a resignation from their Business Manager. Their plan is to contract for Business Manager Services for the remainder of this year.
Business Manager Gerber reported the preliminary Audit meeting will be on Monday with the Auditors presenting at the October Board meeting. He also informed the Board that the PEIP Insurance renewal rates came in at a 5% increase for the next year. This is lower than any of the sought bids so the District will remain with PEIP.
Other agenda items at the September 20th, 2023 meeting included:
• Established the date and time of the Truth in Taxation Meeting. The TNT Meeting is set to take place on Wednesday Dec. 20th @ 6:00 PM in the Secondary Meeting Room.
• Mr. Gerber presented the proposed levy projections for General Fund, Community Service, and Debt Service for a total projected increase of 8.4%. Part of the reason for the increase is because the District is receiving less aid because of the increase in District wealth. Certified the Proposed Tax Levy at the maximum.
• Appointed the Election Judges as presented. Head Judge Audrey Lange, and Election Judges Kathy O’Hara and Linda Zapzalka with alternates of Diane Konsor, Karen Larson and Lynne Nienaber.
• Mr. Beehler opened discussion on how to increase Pep Band participation. Discussion ensued and the Board suggested having the Student Board Representative conduct a poll to see why students aren’t interested in participating in Pep Band.
• Mr. Beehler explained the parking lot concerns brought up by some parents. Officer Meemken suggested having one way traffic flow with all cars entering going to the right around the back of the parking lot or possibly not allowing vehicles to park along the sidewalk for pickup. Mr. Ebnet agreed that the one way traffic flow would be helpful. The consensus was to try putting out cones to route traffic around the back of the parking lot so that the traffic in front of door #1 is all going in one direction.
• The meeting continued with Mr. Swenson summarizing the changes in Policies 406 Public and Private Personnel Data and 427 Workload Limits For Certain Special Education Teachers.
• Approve the Work Agreement with the American Sign Language Interpreter Genelle Jackson.
• Approved the Work Agreement with Grade III and Grade IV Food Service Employees.
• Approve the Work Agreement with the Technology Director Lance Feia.
• Approve the Work Agreement with the Food Service Director Jan Notch.
• Hired Paige Fiedler for Kids’ Zone Assistant.
• Accepted the resignation from Becca VanHeel Preschool 3’s Para position.
• Hired Rachel Varner for the 3’s Preschool Para and to cover 4’s School Readiness Lunch Breaks.
• Accepted the resignation from Kim Eikmeier Secondary Para.
• Accepted the resignation from Diane Hartung Elementary Para.
• Accepted the resignation from Megan Asperheim Kids’ Zone Site Leader.
• Hired Kari Dombrovski for Fourth Grade LTS Teacher.
• Hired Lynn Beuning for First Grade LTS Teacher.
• Approved lane change for Lauren Volkers from MS20 to MS30 Step 12.
• Approved request for Maternity Leave for Elementary SPED Teacher Taylor Gerads.
• Approved the Work Agreement with the Community Education Coordinator Becca VanHeel.
• Hired Eldred Jonas for a shared route Bus Driver position.
• Hired Arlan Schermerhorn for a full time Bus Driver.
A review of the upcoming meeting dates took place.
School Board Meeting October 11, 2023 @ 6:00 PM in the HS Meeting Room.
School Board Closed Meeting following the October 11, 2023 Board Meeting.
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.
Holdingford School Board Special Closed
This special closed meeting of the School Board of Independent School District 738 was called to order on September 20, 2023 in the High School Meeting Room at 7:15 PM by Chairperson Feia.
Board members present: Evelyn Martini, Elissa Ebnet, Sara Binek, Ed Feia, Lori Opatz, Robert Knettel and Pat Meier.
Also attending was Superintendent Chris Swenson & Business Manager, Garrity Gerber.
Discussion ensued on negotiations strategies.
Meeting adjourned at 8:07 PM.
Albany Area Schools
Albany, Minnesota 56307
Administration Office Telephone 320/845-2171 –
Albany Area Schools – ISD #745
District Board Room
30 Forest Ave
Albany, Minnesota 56307
September 27, 2023, 6:00 PM
AG E ND A
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Student Representatives
4. Technology Update
5. Transportation Update
6. Teaching and Learning Update
7. Open Enrollment Review
8. School Board Policies - Second Read
1. 102 Equal Educational Opportunity
2. 418 Drug-Free Workplace/Drug-Free School
3. 419 Tobacco-Free Environment; Possession and Use of
Tobacco, Tobacco-Related Devices, and Electronic
Delivery Devices; Vaping Awareness and Prevention
4. 424 License Status
5. 425 Staff Development and Mentoring
6. 504 Student Dress and Appearance
7. 506 Student Discipline
8. 507 Corporal Punishment and Prone Restraint
9. 509 Enrollment of Nonresident Students
10. 513 Student Promotion, Retention, and Program Design
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.
Amy Sand, Clerk
ORDINANCE NO. 09-21-2023
AN ORDINANCE SUMMARIZING AND REAFFIRMING FEES FOR CITY LICENSES, PERMITS AND SERVICES, ESTABLISHING A SCHEDULE OF FINES, AND
PROVIDING FOR SUBSEQUENT REVIEW,
MODIFICATION AND AMENDMENT
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MELROSE, STEARNS COUNTY, MINNESOTA HEREBY ORDAINS:
SECTION 1. RECITALS.
A. The Melrose City Code establishes certain fees which can be set from time to time by the City Council, and
B. The City Council has determined it is in the best interests of the citizens of the City to establish a master fee schedule to ensure that established fees for licenses, permit, services and fines are fair, reasonable, and proportionate to the actual cost of the circumstance for which the fee is imposed.
SECTION 2. FEE AND FINE SCHEDULE. Exhibit A shall be the fee and fine schedule for the City of Melrose and is available at the City Administration Office.
SECTION 3. FEES AND FINES NOT COVERED. Any fee or fine previously established, but not included in Exhibit A, shall continue in full force and effect.
SECTION 4. AMENDMENT. The City Council of Melrose reserves its authority to, from time to time, review the attached schedule of fees and fines and to make such additions, deletions, or modifications as it deems necessary and appropriate.
SECTION 5. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Ordinance shall become effective from and after due passage and enactment and publication according to law.
Adopted by the City Council this 21st day of September 2023.
JOE FINKEN, MAYOR
CITY OF MELROSE
ATTEST: PATRICIA HAASE, CITY CLERK
Published in the Star Post on the 27th day of September 2023.