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Regular School Board Meeting Minutes July 19, 2021 5:30 pm

The meeting was called to order by Chair Chad Pedersen at 5:32 pm. Roll call conducted by School Board Clerk, Julie Brugman. Members present: Matt Gohr, Pam Hoek, Audi Nickel, Dave Bucklin, Tom Fast, Julie Brugman, Chad Pedersen. Others present: Michelle Larson, Shawn Naas, Nicole James, Brandon Henning, Joel Alvstad, Hoek. Second by Gohr. Approved. That the Consent Agenda be approved as presented: minutes from previous meetings, monthly bills, donations, open enrollment applications. Motion by Brugman. Second by Fast. Approved. The following reports were available for school board member review and comment: Meet and Confer dates, Upcoming School Board meetings, Desire to Negotiate, MLPS 10 Month Walk-Through.

Motion: To approve the resignation of Michelle Ratzlaff as Payroll Clerk/HS Secretary. Motion by Fast. Second by Nickel. Approved.

Motion: To approve the posting for a high school secretary. Motion by Bucklin.Second by Gohr. Approved.

Motion: To approve Dana Kass as full-time high school secretary. Motion by Bucklin. Second by Gohr. Approved.

Motion: To approve the hire of Rachel Langman as a Science teacher. Motion by Nickel. Second by Brugman. Approved.

Motion: To approve Lexi Erickson as a Special Education teacher. Motion by Gohr. Second by Nickel. Approved. No action was taken on the request from Butterfield-Odin Public School on FFA & Agricultural Education Participation. No action was taken on the pairing inquiry and request (MSHSL Soccer) from the Butterfield-Odin Public School.

Motion: To hire Kulseth Lawn Landscaping and Concrete to perform maintenance and lawn care services for Munson Field. Motion by Brugman. Second by Hoek. Approved.

Motion: To approve the proposal from Kraus Anderson to conduct a Facility Condition Assessment. Motion by Nickel. Second by Bucklin. Approved.

Motion: To approve long-term facility maintenance budget for 2023 SY. Motion by Gohr. Second by Brugman. Approved.

Motion: To approve that the MSBA Membership dues be renewed for the 22 FY. Motion by Hoek. Second by Bucklin. Approved.

Motion: To approve the 2021-22 Staff Handbook as presented. Motion by Hoek. Second by Nickel. Approved. Motion: Be it resolved that the Candidate Filing dates of July 27–August 10, 2021 be approved. Motion by Fast. Second by Hoek. Approved.

Motion: To approve the resignation of Brian Cook as Assistant Cross-Country Coach. Motion by Gohr. Second by Brugman. Approved.

Motion: To approve the posting for an Assistant Cross-Country Coach. Motion by Gohr. Second by Bucklin. Approved.

Other: A. High School Principal Larson welcomed incoming Elementary Principal Brandon Henning from Rochester, MN. B. Thank You for the tour from the Class of 1957 was read.

Motion: That the school board meeting is adjourned. Motion by Fast. Second by Bucklin. Approved. Time: 6:58 pm.

 Regular School Board Meeting Minutes August 16, 2021 5:30 pm

The meeting was called to order by Chair Chad Pedersen at 5:32 pm. Roll call conducted by School Board Clerk, Julie Brugman. Members present: Matt Gohr, Pam Hoek, Audi Nickel, Dave Bucklin, Tom Fast, Julie Brugman, Chad Pedersen. Others present: Michelle Larson, Shawn Naas, Nicole James, Brandon Henning, Ryan Jans, Doug Penner, Doug Regehr. That the Proposed Agenda be approved as presented. Motion by Fast. Second by Gohr. Approved. That the Consent Agenda be approved as presented: minutes from previous meetings, monthly bills, donations, open enrollment applications. Motion by Hoek. Second by Bucklin. Approved. The following reports were available for school board member review and comment: Meet and Confer dates, Upcoming School Board meetings, Negotiation Report, Update on 2021-22 Covid Plan.

Motion: To approve the hire of Dylan Hillesheim as a Junior High Football Coach.Motion by Bucklin. Second by Nickel. Approved.

Motion: To approve the hire of Lexi Erickson as the Assistant Cross-Country Coach.Motion by Fast. Second by Gohr. Approved.

Motion: That Amanda Schroeder be granted child care leave. Motion by Brugman. Second by Nickel. Approved.

Motion: To approve the adoption of the resolution relating to the election of school board members and calling the school district general election. Motion by Brugman. Second by Fast. Approved.

Motion: To approve resolution establishing absentee ballot board for the November 2, 2021 school district general election. Motion by Hoek. Second by Bucklin. Approved.

Motion: To approve the cost for adult lunch prices. Motion by Gohr. Second by Nickel. Approved.

Motion: To approve the withdrawal of Diane Radtke’s resignation as a paraprofessional. Motion by Brugman. Second by Hoek. Approved.

Motion: To approve the hire of Travis Smith as the Fall Play Director. Motion by Bucklin. Second by Gohr. Approved.

Other: A. New recruit/job application software has been implemented called Frontline Education. B. Virtual Advocacy Tour offered by MSBA for board members in September. C. TV has been installed in the Flex Area with Legacy Funds.

Motion: That the school board meeting is adjourned. Motion byHoek. Second by Gohr. Approved. Time: 6:55 pm.


OFFICIAL PUBLICATION September 21, 2021 Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting

The Board of Commissioners met at the Cottonwood County Courthouse in Windom, MN. Present in person or via teleconference for all or portions of the meeting were: Commissioners Tom Appel, Donna Gravley, Norm Holmen, Larry Anderson, Kevin Stevens; County Attorney Nick Anderson, County Coordinator Kelly Thongvivong, Auditor/Treasurer Donna Torkelson, Kathy Marsh, David Bucklin, Lee Tapper, Nick Klisch, Jed Rhubee, Jackson County Commissioners: James Eigenberg, Cathy Hohenstein; Jackson County Engineer Tim Stahl, Jackson County Drainage Coordinator Kelly Rasche, Jackson County Drainage Supervisor Dave Macek, Jackson County GIS Specialist Jared Baloun, and Jackson County Auditor/ Treasurer Kevin Nordquist.

Routine Items — approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve the agenda as amended, to approve the minutes of the September 7, 2021, regular meeting,to approve September warrants in the amount of $144,314.86 and broken down as follows: County Revenue Fund — $21,537.41, County Building Fund — $639.05, Ditch Fund — $8,745.82, Agency Fund — $3.86, Road and Bridge Fund — $62,180.17, Waste Abatement/SCORE Fund — $1,200.44, Landfill Enterprise Fund — $50,008.11; adjournment.

Personnel Items — approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to hire Brett Nolte as the Solid Waste Technician on Range 10, Step A ($19.05) of the 2021 matrix pending successful completion of all hiring requirements.

Additional Action Items — approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve the Wetland Conservation Act— Wetland Boundary and Type application for Brown-Cottonwood Joint JD#24 Drainage Authority as presented; to approve the Wetland Conservation Act — No Loss application for Brown-Cottonwood Joint JD#24 Drainage Authority as presented; to approve the Wetland Conservation Act — No Loss application from James Eigenberg; to approve the Floodplain Ordinance revisions as presented; to allow the County Attorney to renew the Westlaw Contract — Plan A in the amount of $6,192 annually; to set the preliminary levy for 2022 at $11,476,575.00, which is an increase of 3.75% from 2021 and as per state levy limit requirements; to recess as the County Board and to convene as the Ditch Authority; to approve the agenda; to adjourn as the Ditch Authority and to reconvene as the County Board; to approve the service agreement with SafeAssure for safety consulting and training for 2022 and pay the invoice of $8,278.84; to approve the final contract payment of $700.00 to Midwest Contracting, LLC on Project 017-599-107 — Bridge L9498 replacement (contract no. 202103); to approve the final contract payment of $700.00 to R & G Construction Co. on Project 017-598-005 — Bridge 93010 replacement (contract no. 202101).

S/Donna Torkelson, Auditor/Treasurer S/Thomas D. Appel, BoardChair S/Kelly Thongvivong, County Coordinator