Legal Notice June 22, 2016

The Mink Somers Lake Improvement District will hold a meeting of property owners on Saturday, August 6th, 2016, at 9:00 A.M. at the Corinna Township Hall, 9801 Ireland Ave. NW, Maple Lake, MN, to discuss water quality, vegetation management, and other topics that may come before the MSLID Board of Directors.

MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016
Board Members Present: Arnie Michalicek, Shelley McAlpine, Shelly Liljequist, Joe Paumen, Joe Mavencamp and Richard Thomas
Board Member Not Present: Ben Elsenpeter
Others Present: Mark Redemske, Kris Harlan, David Hansen, Maureen Donohue, Tanya Malwitz, Nicole Casebolt and Katie Friedman.
1. Meeting called to order at 7:02
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. “District #881 is Proud of”
A. Maple Lake baseball team for qualifying for the MSHSL State Tournament
B. 2015-16 Staff of the Year: MLE – Kris Harlan, MLHS – Jeff Fox
C. MLHS Coach of the Year and CMC Jr. High Coach of the Year: Aaron Hegle
4. Recognition of visitors: Vicki Grimmer, Amy Voigt, Tana Fobbe, Karla Mavencamp and Tiffany Grube (arrived 7:24)
5. M/S McAlpine/Paumen - Approve the Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, June 13, 2016, with added items 9K, 9L and 9M. Motion carries 6-0.
6. M/S Thomas/McAlpine - Approve the Consent Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, June 13, 2016. Motion carries 6-0.
7. Open Forum-None
8. Unfinished Business
A. Report on the Alternative Delivery of Specialized Instructional Services (ADSIS) Program presented by Amy Voigt. Voigt presented a summary of student services and said the elementary program is well-run and working on improvements for the high school program. 92 students K-9 received services in math, reading and behavior. Next year the high school will try to pilot the reading program Read180 and math program TenMarks before deciding to purchase them.
B. M/S Liljequist/McAlpine - Motion to approve an ad in the 2016-2017 Community Guide at a cost of $622. Motion carries 6-0.
C. The board discussed the AD hiring process and modifications to similar hirings in the future.
D. M/S Paumen/McAlpine - Motion to approve the following policies: 101, 102, 206, 208, 406, 406 Form, 427, 508, 514, 515, 522, 525, 530, 533 and 708. Motion carries 6-0.
E. May 31 Enrollment Figures 855.6.
F. M/S Paumen/Mavencamp - Motion to approve the resolution placing Beth Olson on unrequested leave of absence 0.2 FTE. Roll call vote with all present voting yes. Motion carries 6-0.
9. New Business
A. M/S McAlpine/Liljequist - Motion to approve a resolution for Board approved referendum authority in the amount of $300 per adjusted pupil unit. Motion carries 6-0.
B. Viewing of the Minnesota State High School League “Why We Play” training video as required by the MSHSL
C. M/S Liljequist/Mavencamp - Motion to approve a resolution for membership in the Minnesota State High School League for 2016-2017. Roll call vote with all present voting yes. Motion carries 6-0.
D. First reading of the following policies: 401, 402, 410, 413, 413 Form, 414, 415, 416, 417, 418, 420, 506, 509, 516 and 532.
E. M/S Paumen/Mavencamp - Motion to approve a resolution for the Wright Technical Center’s Long-Term Facility Maintenance budget and authorizing the inclusion of a proportionate share of the Technical Center’s long-term facility maintenance projects in the district's application for long-term facility maintenance. Roll call vote with all present voting yes. Motion carries 6-0.
F. M/S McAlpine/Liljequist - Motion to approve a resolution with the MNSCU Board of Trustees for the purpose of providing supervisory services to students from St. Cloud State University. Roll call vote with all present voting yes. Motion carries 6-0.
G. M/S Mavencamp/Paumen - Motion to renew our membership in Schools for Equity in Education for the 2016-17 school year at a cost of $2,132.81. Motion carries 6-0.
H. M/S Mavencamp/Liljequist - Motion to direct the district office to pay all bills through the end of fiscal year 2016 to be formally approved by the Maple Lake School Board at its July meeting. Motion carries 6-0.
I. M/S McAlpine/Liljequist - Motion to accept a donation to MLE for $1,000 and MLHS for $596.42 from Target. Motion carries 6-0.
J. Discussion on putting an operating levy to our voters on November 8, 2016. Redemske discussed with the board what dollar amount to ask voters for with a deficit in the budget of over $400,000 next year and wanting to bring back positions like elementary art and physics.Redemske said that if we carry on as is we will fall below the board policy of 1.5 months operating expenses on hand by the end of next year. Discussed $530 ppu operating and $100,000 per year for technology.
K. M/S Mavencamp/Liljequist - Motion to approve a one year Health and Safety services contract with Resource Training and Solutions for around $10,800/yr, which may work out to be less expensive than the current contract with IEA. Motion carries 6-0.
L. M/S Liljequist/Mavencamp - Motion to approve a resolution establishing dates for filing affidavits of candidacy for school board members. Filing will be August 2-16 for 4 board seats (Michalicek, Paumen, McAlpine and Elsenpeter). Roll call vote with all present voting yes. Motion carries 6-0.
M. M/S Thomas/Mavencamp - Karla Mavencamp and Tana Fobbe asked the board to approve adding a computer program component to the PAES lab at a cost of $4,212. Michalicek asked why Maple Lake was not accessing the WTC’s PAES program and Fobbe said that 11 students were serviced this year on site and WTC’s program is capped at 2 Maple Lake students. Motion carries 5-1, with Michalicek opposing.
10. Representative Reports
A. District Leadership Team - Casebolt reported that Jeff Kubian will be the new head of DLT.
B. Early Childhood Family Education/Community Education - Grube reported on the following summer enrollments: 151 in gymnastics, 11 in Intro to Track, 134 in June-July summer camps. Grube also informed the board on a proposal from WCCA to ask the school to designate space for a Birth to 3 yr old daycare area. WCCA would run the program and renovate the space and would service teen mothers and low income families first. WCCA would look for a start in 2017-18 and require a 5 year commitment.
The board discussed if there was a suitable space available to house this daycare, rent and other concerns. No action taken and will be up for future discussion.
C. Food Service Committee - McAlpine asked if the last survey could be made available.
D. Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative - Thomas reported that the last meeting talked about budget and staffing.
E. Minnesota High School League - Paumen reported on June 6 meeting. Discussed using U.S. Bank Stadium for soccer and football state tournaments. The board also affirmed its position that competition should end at state level and not pursue the concept of national championships. The board denied moving to 20 minute hockey periods. Baseball pitch count limits were discussed.
F. Safe Schools Committee - Next meeting will be an All County on August 16, 1:00 p.m. at Zion Church in Buffalo.
G. Schools for Equity in Education - Redemske reported that political commentators were on hand, along with Tom Melcher from MDE, to explain the impact of the last legislative session.
H. Technology Committee - Casebolt said that subscription based technology is becoming more prevalent and resulting in additional expenses. Harlan reported that the elementary and high school computers are moving to Windows 10.
I. Wright Technical Center - Michalicek talked about long-term facility maintenance and that they are looking for a welding instructor.
J. Elementary School - Harlan reported on a great end of year and gave appreciation to staff and board members for all the happy events that marked her retirement. Math tutor, Randy Wagner, will be returning next year after helping students to improve.
K. High School - Hansen also reported a great end of year. Over $35,000 in scholarships were Awarded on Senior Awards Night. Graduation went well with 71 graduating. We are expecting initial testing results on June 27. He is working on schedules which will be mailed out in August.
11. Committee Reports
A. Support Staff Committee - Redemske reported that the non-teacher groups received a zero percent increase for their renewal for the Resource Training BCBS health insurance plan.
12. Set Meeting Dates
13. Other Business
A. Thank-You Notes
B. Upcoming Meetings:
1. MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 27, 2016 in Howard Lake
2. Wright Tech Center Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 in Buffalo
3. Regular School Board Meeting in June at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 11, 2016 in the Board Room
C. Miscellaneous Information:
1. Chamber of Commerce Meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2016
14. M/S Thomas/Mavencamp - Motion to adjourn at 8:50 p.m. Motion carries 6-0.
Respectfully submitted,
Maureen Donohue
Shelley McAlpine

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