Legal Notices: April 23, 2014

 

MAPLE LAKE TOWNSHIP
ASSESSMENT NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization of the TOWNSHIP OF MAPLE LAKE of Wright County, Minnesota, will meet at the Office of the Clerk in said Township at 7:00 PM, on Thursday, the 8th day of May, 2014, for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said Township for the year, 2014.  All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment, or who wish to complain that the property of another is assessed too low, are hereby notified to appear at said meeting and show cause of having such assessment corrected.
No complaint that another person is assessed too low will be acted upon until the person so assessed, or his agent, shall have been notified of such complaint.
Given under my hand this 17th day of April, 2014.
Richard Hogan
Clerk of the Town of Maple Lake
(30-31c)
 
CITY OF MAPLE LAKE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Planning and Zoning Commission at City Hall, starting at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, 2014:  to review and receive public comments on the amendments to the Maple Lake Comprehensive Plan. Copies of the Plan and amendments are available for review at City Hall during regular business hours, 7:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Thursday, and 7:00 a.m.-11 a.m. Friday.  Such persons as desire to be heard with reference to these matters will be heard at this meeting.
 Lee Ann Yager
        Zoning Administrator
 
MAPLE LAKE CITY COUNCIL
December 3, 2013 
Minutes Summary
A motion was made/seconded/  passed (m/s/p), Northenscold /Dircks, to approve the agenda.
A motion was m/s/p, Dircks/ Lauer, to approve the Consent Agenda including Approval of the November 19, 2013 Minutes; Approval of the 12-03-13 Disbursement List; Approval to Grant Application for Exempt Permit – Gambling Premises for the Church of St. Timothy on April 5, 2013 at The V by HH; Approval to Purchase Office Computer at a cost of $1300; Approval of Engineer’s Report, and Approval of Economic Development Update
A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Dircks, to adopt Resolution R2013-63, to approve the 2014 Final Tax Levy of $830,575 and to approve the 2014 Final Budget of $1,510,030. All present voted in favor.
A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Northenscold, to approve the 2014 Budgets for all enterprise funds, special revenue funds, capital improvement funds, and debt service funds as submitted in the council packet. 
A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Dircks, to adopt Resolution #R2013-64, to authorize entering into the MnDOT Community Landscaping reimbursement program. All present voted in favor.
A motion was m/s/p, Dircks/ Kissock, approving Payment #4 in the amount of $7,843.75 to MidMinnesota Hot Mix, Inc., for the 2012 Street Maintenance Project and final acceptance of the project. All present voted in favor
A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Dircks, to accept the donation of $1,500 with gratitude from the Maple Lake Lions. All present voted in favor.
A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Dircks, to adopt Resolution #2013-65, to approve the special assessment agreement for the I&I correction on the property owned by Chris & Emily Northenscold, 54 Linden Avenue N, PID #110-019-001050, in the amount of $1,390.00, for a 1 year assessment at an interest rate of 3%, effective as of this date. All present voted in favor, Northenscold abstained.
A motion was m/s/p, Dircks/ Lauer, to adopt Resolution #2013-66, approving the decertification of  TIF District 4-1 for M&P,  notifying Wright County of said decertification, and returning the excess increment in the amount of $14,804.77 to Wright County. All present voted in favor.
A motion was m/s/p, Dircks/ Lauer, to adopt Resolution #2013-67, approving the decertification of  TIF District 2-3 for Dave Manuel and notifying Wright County of said decertification. All present voted in favor.
A motion was m/s/p, Northenscold /Dircks, to adjourn the meeting at 7:52 p.m. All present voted in favor.  
Attest
Deputy Clerk
A copy of the entire minutes is available for inspection by any person during regular office hours at the office of the City Clerk or a copy is available on the City's website at www.ci.maple-lake.mn.us
 
MAPLE LAKE CITY COUNCIL
December 17, 2013 
Minutes Summary
A motion was made/seconded/ passed (m/s/p), Dircks/Geyen, to approve the agenda with the following addition: 4.d.7. Approval to Grant Application for Exempt Permit – Gambling Premises to the Knights of Columbus at the Fishing Contest. All present voted in favor
A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Dircks, to approve the Consent Agenda including: Approval of the December 3, 2013 Minutes; Approval of the 12-17-13 Disbursement List; Approval of November Financial Report, November Liquor Store Financial Report, and November Check Register; Approval to Grant Application for Exempt Permit – Gambling Premises to the Post Prom Party; Approval of Year-End Transfers: $6,500.00 from Ambulance Fund to Fire Relief Association Fund; $6,500.00 from Fire Department Fund to Fire Relief Association Fund; $5,000.00 from Ambulance Fund to Fire Department Fund; $10,000.00 from General Fund to Airport Fund; $45,075.00 from Water Fund to Water Treatment Plant Fund (2009A); and $77,982.50 from Water Fund to Water Treatment Plant Fund (2009B), and Approval to Grant Application for Exempt Permit – Gambling Premises to the Knights of Columbus at the Fishing Contest. All present voted in favor.
A motion was m/s/p, Northenscold/Kissock, to adopt Resolution #R2013-68, to amend the Maple Lake Zoning Ordinance Section 80: fees as follows: Special Council Meeting Rate – Actual Cost; Special Planning Commission Meeting Rate – Actual Cost; Street Vacation – Increase from $350 to $500.00; Filming Fee - $100.00; Base Rate for Residential Sewer Increase from $6.00 to $7.00; New Base Rate for Commercial Sewer - $9.00; Sewer Rate Increase for Each Tier- $.75/Thousand Gallons; Hangar Rent – Increase from $.33 to $.40/sq. ft. and Eliminate Hangar Rent Surcharge to be effective on January 1, 2014. All present voted in favor.
A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Dircks, to adopt Resolution #R2013-69 Approving Plans and Specifications and Ordering Advertisement for Bids for the 2014 Street Improvement Project. All present voted in favor.
A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Geyen, to approve payment Request #5 to SAK Construction, LLC in the amount of $2,464.30.
A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Northenscold, to adopt Resolution #R2013-70, to dissolve Fund 603 (Storm Sewer Fund). All present voted in favor.
A motion was m/s/p, Dircks/ Kissock, to adopt Resolution #R2013-71, to dissolve Funds 321 and 322 (Water Debt Service Fund). All present voted in favor.
A motion was m/s/p,  Kissock/ Lauer, to approve the 2014 City Council Calendar. All present voted in favor.
A motion was m/s/p, Dircks/ Lauer, to approve the promissory note in the amount of $25,000 with the Maple Lake Amateur Baseball Association, Inc. for repayment of part of the cost for the new lights in Irish Stadium. All present voted in favor.
A motion was m/s/p, Kissock/ Geyen, to hire Andrew Johnson to start at a full-time status beginning December 30, 2013 with a 1 step increase and a review in June, 2014. All present voted in favor.
A motion was m/s/p, Dircks/ Northenscold, to adopt Resolution #R-2013-72 approving the 2014 Maintenance Agreement with Wright County Highway Department of Highway for the maintenance of county roads within the city limits. All present voted in favor.
A motion was m/s/p, Northenscold/Geyen, to adjourn the meeting at 7:59 p.m. All present voted in favor.  
Attest
Deputy Clerk
A copy of the entire minutes is available for inspection by any person during regular office hours at the office of the City Clerk or a copy is available on the City's website at www.ci.maple-lake.mn.us
 
REGULAR SCHOOL 
BOARD MEETING
TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL 
DISTRICT #881
MAPLE LAKE, MN
MINUTES
Board Members Present: Ben Elsenpeter, Shelly Liljequist, Shelley McAlpine, Arnie Michalicek,  Joe Paumen, Richard Thomas and Ed Trager 
Others Present: Mark Redemske, Dave Hansen, Kris Harlan, Maureen Donohue and Gabe Licht
1. Meeting called to order at 7:01 p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. “DISTRICT #881 IS PROUD OF”  
A. Wrestling Awards
1. All Conference Honorable Mention - Holden Youngs, Nate Carlson, Tanner Vassar
2. Most Valuable Wrestler - Tanner Vassar
3. Most Improved Wrestler - Holden Youngs
B. Section Vocal Solo and Ensemble Contest
1. Superior Rating
Ashley Becker The Lass from the Low Countree  
Jackson Willard Danny Boy 
Tyler, Jackson, Simon Willard Poor Wayfaring Stranger
2. Excellent Rating
Kristina Paumen Loveliest of Trees 
Lydia Green   Evening Song 
Syvonna Trettel   If There Were Dreams to Sell
Nick Paumen   Shenandoah
Ashley Becker, Maggie Carey The Snow Begins to Fall 
Hayley Goelz, Taylor Carlson Till the Stars Fall From the Sky 
C. Concert Band for receiving an Excellent rating at the Section Large Group Contest
D. Girls Basketball Awards
1. Offensive Play of the Year - Rayne Coughlin
2. Defensive Player of the Year - Emily Webb
3. Most Improved Player - Jenna Macziewski
4. Hustle Award - Brooklyn Toedter
5. 1st Team All Conference - Rayne Coughlin
6. 2nd Team All Conference – Emily Webb
E. Gymnastics Awards
1. Gymnast of the Year Jordan Sifferle
2. Most Improved Madison Maas
3. Hardest Worker Jordan Sifferle
4. All Conference-Vault Jordan Sifferle
5. All Conference-Beam Gracie Elsenpeter
6. All Conference Floor Heather Schlueter
F. Q Comp Leaders who served in key positions: Tanya Malwitz, Carol Tongen, Mary Beth Barder 
G. Ambassador Candidates:  Jada Anderson, Anna Kleist, Katie Klimek, Holly Jo Parchem, Heather Schlueter, Maria Zaske
2014– 2015 Ambassadors:  Lori Elsenpeter, Courtney Klingelhoets, Blair Stewig
H. Reading Fun Night volunteers with special thanks to Kath Heffron and Chef Patrick Peden.
I. Hockey Awards:
1. Academic All Conference – Justin Wilson, McRae Haney, Nate Maas
2. All Conference Honorable Mention – McRae Haney
3.  Best Attitude – Justin Wilson
4.  Most Improved – Nate Maas
5.  Hobey Baker Award – Justin Wilson
J. Daryn Strub for competing at the 2014 MN State Championships on March 15 & 16
 State Champion on floor, pommel horse, vault, high bar, and all around with score of 74.3
Second on rings and parallel bars.  
Iowa Boys invite
First on floor, vault, high bar and all around with a score of 74.1
John Roethlisberger Iceberg Open 
First on floor, vault, parallel bars, high bar and all around with a score of 76.1
Strub will be competing at the Junior Olympics at Long Beach, CA in May.
K.  Eight speech students that advanced to Section Meet
Maria Zaske, Courtney Klingelhoets, Maddie Nelson, Kyle Pilger, Dylan Schlueter, Blair Stewig, Charlie Stejskal, Victoria Rollings
L. Speech students that advanced to State Meet
Maddie Nelson, placing1st in Discussion
Charlie Stejskal, placing 5th in Extemperanous speaking
Dylan Schlueter, in Discussion
M. Remington Lilya, as semi-finalist at the MN State Geographic Bee.
4. Recognition of visitors: Tanya Malwitz, J McClelland, Jodi Raisanen, Celeste Dahlstrom, Hailey Sissel, Blair Stewig, Ann Hagen, Patrick Fruth, Staci Fruth, Bridger Fruth, Rhonda Carlson
5. M/S McAlpine/Liljequist Approve the Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, April 14, 2014 with the following changes:  Replace item 7A with Irish Mentors Blood Drive, add item 8G- H&H expansion and table item 8D.  Motion carries 7-0
6. M/S  Paumen/Trager Approve the Consent Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, April 14, 2014. Motion carries 7-0
7. Unfinished Business
A. Dahlstrom, Sissel, and Stewig proposed bringing a blood drive to Maple Lake High School next spring.  They would need at least 30 student donators to make it happen. Donors minimum age would be 16 or older with parental consent. The activity center would be used and dates would not interfere with Legion’s blood drive efforts. M/S McAlpine/ Thomas  Motion to approve. Motion carries 7-0.
B. Enrollment Update. Enrollment at 894.5 
C. Redemske used a Power Point presentation to show financial information, including falling enrollment and its tie to making budget reductions necessary. Raisanen spoke about the Strategies for Learning position being cut and how it may impact at-risk student achievement. Hagen shared Brooten’s daycare program as a way to generate revenue. McClelland asked about alternative energy ideas to generate savings. Redemske said wind and solar energy had previously been explored and Paumen explained it was not a viable solution for our geographic location. Visitors voiced support for keeping art in elementary. Harlan said it will still be taught, but delivered by elementary instructors. Michalicek encouraged additional ideas. M/S Michalicek/Paumen Motion to approve a resolution discontinuing and reducing educational programs and positions as recommended. Roll call vote: All yes. Motion carries 7-0.
D. M/S Paumen/McAlpine Motion to amend the 2014-2015 school calendar with adding President’s Day as a student contact day. Motion carries 6-1, with Michalicek opposing.
M/S McAlpine/Liljequist Discussion on makeup days for weather related school closings. Half day KG would bring kids in a full day to make up required time and use as opportunity to orientate to 1st grade. Motion to have the last student day for 2013-14 calendar as June 5 with staff having a grading day on June 6 and one floating staff day to be approved by the principals, barring no more snow days. Motion carries 5-2, with Thomas and Elsenpeter opposing.
8. New Business 
A. M/S McAlpine/Paumen Motion to approve services of Trusted Employees for background checks of new employees and volunteers who are required to have a background check. Motion carries 7-0. 
B. First reading of the following policy updates: Updates to Policy 503.1 – Early Entry into Kindergarten were shared by Harlan.  704 - Inventory of Fixed Assets will state that fixed assets include items $1,000 or more.
C. Information and a draft of the district’s World’s Best Workforce plan were presented to give community members, staff and board members the opportunity to provide input on it.
D. Motion to approve a new contract with the Maple Lake Principals for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years. Motion tabled until next meeting.
E. M/S McAlpine/Elsenpeter Motion to approve a new contract with the Maple Lake Confidential Staff for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years. Motion carries 6-1, with Thomas opposing
F. M/S  Thomas/Trager  Approval of summer 2014 maintenance projects. Motion to approve security cameras, fill parking lot cracks, repairs, striping, roof repairs, install fire doors in PS wing, spray playground equipment. Further information was requested on door glass security and parking lot lighting. Approval was given to get elevations for start of football field work. Estimates on remaining items needed for future approval. Motion carries 7-0
G. Redemske relayed information of H&H’s expansion plan to add an indoor shooting range.
9. Representative Reports
A. District Leadership Team-meets 4/15/2014  
B. Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative-Thomas reported calendar approval and salary settlements. Possible location moves anticipated for the summer of 2015.
C.Minnesota High School League-Paumen reported on the Apr 3 meeting, the board decided to table action on adding Academic Decathalon as a new activity where students compete in 10 academic areas. The finance committee reported attendance figures declined by 7,000 in the 2012-13 winter season with girls’ hockey and wrestling showing the greatest declines. ML AD Schroeder and the Buffalo AD Bauman requested a one-year delay in implementation of district football scheduling for one more year. No action was taken. The next meeting is June 2.
D. Safe Schools Committee meets Wednesday.
E. Schools for Equity in Education meets next week.
F. Wright Technical Center-Michalicek reported all is going well.  Negotiations are waiting for member schools to settle.
G. Elementary School-Harlan reported they are in testing season. The 4th grade musical will be in May.  May has several field trips scheduled. Harlan acquired some free transportation for grades 3 & 4 field trips made available to schools based off their free and reduced lunch counts. She also obtained 30 free vouchers for the Science Museum for 5th graders. She is working on 2014-15 handbooks, received a generous Lions donation that will be used to create Easter baskets, and planning a retirement gathering for Linda Weber at the V on May 21 with social at 5 p.m. and program at 6 p.m.
H. High School-Hansen reported this is a month of testing. He sent out a parent email outlining testing and asked for help in making sure the students are well rested and have a good breakfast to help with successful testing. Prom week is Apr 21-25 with Prom on April 26. Irish Mentors have activities planned to remind students of making good, safe choices.  Co-curricular awards will be April 21 at 8 p.m. Career Day for grades 9-12 takes place every three years and is set for April 30 with many guests coming to discuss their professions. Hansen opened up the discussion on dress code. Hansen met with a dress code committee made up of staff, students, parents, and Board Member McAlpine.  He reported they had a difficult time coming up with a consensus on when shorts are too short and looked to the board for input.  After board discussion, it was decided that mid-thigh would be the rule and the board asked for enforcers to handle complaints with discretion. 
10. Committee Reports
A. Support Staff Committee- Michalicek reported that negotiations are at a standstill.
11. Set Meeting Dates
A. Board Retreat to be set for June or July
B. Finance Committee will meet April 23 at 5 p.m.
12. (8:55) Other Business
A. Thank-You Notes
B. Upcoming Meetings:
1. DLT Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in the Board Room
2. Safe Schools Meeting on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in the Board Room
3. MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in Howard Lake
4. Schools for Equity in Education Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in the Minneapolis
5. Wright Tech Center Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2014 in Buffalo
6. Recertification Committee Meeting at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2014 in the Elementary Media Center
7. Regular School Board Meeting in May at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 12, 2014 in the Board Room
C.Miscellaneous Information:
1.Chamber of Commerce Meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014
13. M/S  McAlpine/Paumen Motion to adjourn at 9:47 p.m. Motion carries 7-0
Respectfully Submitted,
Maureen Donohue
Shelley McAlpine 
 
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