n Blue Earth , MN.
Present were School Board members: J. Haugh, M. Eckhardt, D. Fellows, F. Bly, M. Maher, S. Ripley and T. Cahill.
Also attending were Supt. Gough, members of the press, staff and public.
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Chairperson Bly. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
On a Fellows/Eckhardt motion the board approved the agenda. Unanimous approval.
Public input: None
On a Maher/Cahill motion, the board unanimously approved the minutes from the February meeting.
The board unanimously approved 11 money transfers in the amount of $1,251,169.55. Haugh/Ripley motion.
Chairperson's report: Chairman Bly reminded the Board that the forms for Superintendent Evan Gough's performance review should be done and back to Mary Eckhardt for the April meeting.
Mr. Evan Gough gave a legislative update on topics that show promise for Blue Earth Area. April 21st will be added as a student contact day to make up snow days. As part of the 1:1 initiative, Bevcomm was awarded the bid to install the needed wiring and hardware to handle the extra wireless capacity that will be needed for the added devices.
Committee Reports: None
Principal Reports: McGuire informed everyone that conferences had been held and Kindergarten Roundups are going to be held the first two weeks of April. Schneider stated that registration for next year is underway. Also, the topic of Foreign Exchange students and graduation had been revisited by administration. The Exchange students will now walk with the senior class and receive a certificate of attendance at Blue Earth Area. These students do not have enough credits to officially graduate but the District acknowledges the desire of this group to take part in the ceremony as part of the Foreign Exchange experience. Mr. Cue stated that testing season is fast approaching. Next year should go better as the students should be able to take the tests on their chromebooks.
Other Reports: As part of March being "Music in our Schools" month, Kristin Johnson gave a presentation with a video of how elementary students here at Blue Earth Area have the opportunity to participate in music and how much they enjoy it. Kids who are exposed to the arts use different parts of their brain to learn and here at BEA they have those opportunities.
Jennifer Berkner and Peter Koenig came to present a change in how staff development will be scheduled to coincide with release time. The district in the past has allowed release during the middle of the morning during the school days. The Ministerial Association and the School District have been working on a plan to move that release time to the end of the day. It was a good compromise and still makes room for release time and will also make for a good time for staff to have development time. Instead of 2-hr late starts and a few full day workshops they will all be conducted now on Wednesday afternoons when school is dismissed.
Kate Warmka and Cathy Bell, both 3rd grade teachers, gave a detailed report on how they have changed the way reading has been taught this year. Its goal was to increase fluency, speed and comprehension and it has been working very well with good results.
Melissa McGuire and Al Cue presented a schedule change that will add minutes to core classes such as math, science and English in the Middle School.
On a Maher/Ripley the 2013-2014 calendar was changed to reflect April 21st being a student contact day.
On a Cahill/Eckhardt motion the board approved a budget revision for 2014 showing a projected $4.4 million fund balance.
Spring coaching contracts were approved on a Haugh/Fellows motion.
A notice of Desire to Negotiate from the non- certified staff was accepted On a Haugh/Ripley motion.
The following retirements were approved on an Eckhardt/Ripley motion:
Cindy Alleven- HS English Teacher
Sue Frederickson- MS Teacher
David Kittleson- Elementary Teacher
On a Cahill/Maher motion, the board was dismissed at 8:00pm
April 14, 2014
MARCH 18, 2014
1. All members were present. The pledge of allegiance was recited.
2. Approve minutes of March 4, 2014.
3. Approve agenda of March 18, 2014.
4. Adopted Resolution 14-CB-08 supporting the application for a USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant pending approval by County Attorney. Commissioners Groskreutz, Loveall, Roper, Warmka, and Young voted yes.
5. Set June 17, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. for Board of Equalization and change the start of the regular board meeting to 2:00 p.m.
6. Approved the Language Assistance Plan for Faribault County Prairie Express.
7. Approved 2013 Annual County Feedlot Officer and Performance Credit Report as presented.
8. Approved 2014-2015 County Feedlot Program Delegation Agreement and Work Plan.
9. Approved Resolution 14-PZ02-09 granting a conditional use permit to Eugene Stallkamp in Section 19 of Foster Township for the operation of a pet crematorium. Commissioners Groskreutz, Loveall, Roper, Warmka, and Young voted yes.
10. Approved Resolution 14-PZ03-10 granting a conditional use permit to Nathan Scheid in Section 18 of Barber Township for the operation of a feedlot of greater than 1,000 animal units. Commissioners Groskreutz, Loveall, Roper, Warmka, and Young voted yes.
11. Approved advertising with Martin County for 125 miles of road striping.
12. Approved an addendum on bid contracts with the option to rent the Brush Creek gravel pit site for $30,000 for the season.
13. Approved Resolution 14-CB-11 amending the Food and Beverage Ordinance. Commissioners Groskreutz, Loveall, Roper, Warmka, and Young voted yes.
14. Approved Resolution 14-CB-12 to adopt the Swimming Pool Ordinance. Commissioners Groskreutz, Loveall, Roper, Warmka, and Young voted yes.
15. Approved payment bills totaling $327,443.46.
Discussion was held concerning the following:
1. L. Warmka met regarding economic development business.
2. S. Johnson met regarding feedlot business.
3. M. Stindtman met regarding soil and water business.
4. J. McDonald met regarding public works business.
Complete minutes are on file in the Central Services Office.
The meeting was adjourned for March 2014.
Tom Loveall, Chairman
Senior Technical Clerk
April 14, 2014
STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF FARIBAULT
FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
PROBATE COURT DIVISION
Court File No. 22 PR 14 152
In Re: Estate of
Agatha E. Franta,
ORDER AND NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE IN UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION AND
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS:
It is Ordered and Notice is hereby given that on the 13th day of May, 2014, at 10:30 o' clock A.M. a hearing will be held in the above named Court at Blue Earth, Minnesota, for formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the will of the above named decedent, dated October 1, 1987, and for the appointment of Mark V. Franta, whose address is 802 First Avenue NW, Winnebago, Minnesota 56098 as personal representative of the estate of the above named decedent in unsupervised administration, and that any objections thereto must be filed with the Court. That, if proper, and no objections are filed, a personal representative will be appointed to administer the estate, to collect all assets, pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, and sell real and personal property, and do all necessary acts for the estate.
Notice is further given that ALL CREDITORS having claims against said estate are required to present the same to said personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred.
Dated: April 2, 2014
Douglas L. Richards, Judge
Deputy Court Administrator
Douglas L. Johanson
Johanson Law Firm
9 North Main - PO Box 66
Winnebago, Minnesota 56098
Telephone No.: 507-893-4866
License No.: 50453
April 14, 21, 2014
ORDINANCE NO. 14-01
CITY OF BLUE EARTH
ON-SALE AND OFF-SALE MALT LIQUOR SALES IN
THE CITY OF BLUE EARTH
AND ESTABLISHING A BREWER MALT LIQUOR
The City Council of the City of Blue Earth does ordain as follows:
That a new Subdivision 3 is hereby added to Subsection 420.01 of the Blue Earth City Code stating as follows:
Subd. 3. Brewer Malt Liquor License Required. It is unlawful for any person to be a Brewer Malt Liquor manufacturer without a Brewer's license therefor issued by the State of Minnesota. It is further unlawful for any person to sell Brewer Malt Liquor products as either a retail Taproom or retail (Growler) off-sale liquor within the City or have in his or her possession for sale of said Brewer Malt Liquor products without a license therefor issued by the City.
That a new Subsection 420.03 is hereby adopted stating the following:
420.03. Brewer Malt Liquor License Fees. The annual license fee for a retail Taproom Brewer Malt Liquor license is the fee specified in the City license fee schedule as set by the Council from time to time, subject to the limitations specified in Section 340A.408, Subd. 2 of the Minnesota Statutes. The annual retail (Growler) off-sale Brewer Malt Liquor license fee is the fee specified in the City license fee schedule as set by the City Council, subject to the limitations specified in Section 340A.408, Subd. 3 of the Minnesota Statutes. The City may not increase the Brewer Malt Liquor license fees without first holding a public hearing on the proposed increase where notice of the hearing has been provided to all affected licensees at least thirty (30) days before the date set for the hearing.
That a new Subdivision 6 is hereby added to renumbered Subsection 420.03, now 420.04 of the Blue Earth City code stating the following:
Subd. 6. Brewer Taproom Malt Liquor Licenses shall be issued to only those persons who are holders of a valid Minnesota Brewer's License issued by the State of Minnesota.
That a new Subdivision 7 is hereby added to the renumbered Subsection 420.03, now 420.04 of the Blue Earth City Code stating the following:
Subd. 7. A license fee for retail (Growler) off-sale malt liquor sales shall be issued only to those persons who have a license from the Minnesota Commissioner of Public Safety to brew no more than 3,500 barrels of malt liquor per year.
That the renumbered Subsection 420.04, Subd. 1, now Subsection 420.05, Subd. 1 is hereby amended to state the following:
Subd. 1. Manufacturer's or Wholesaler's Interest in Retail Establishment. A holder of a license as a manufacturer, brewer or wholesaler may not have any ownership in whole or in part in a business holding a retail intoxicating liquor license or non-intoxicating malt liquor license except for retail Taproom malt liquor license holders and retail off-sale malt liquor license holders who may own, in whole or in part, the business and/or premises without restriction.
That the current Subsections 420.03, 420.04, 420.05, 420.06, 420.07, 420.08, 420.09, 420.10 and 420.11 are hereby re-numbered as 420.04, 420.05, 420.06, 420.07, 420.08, 420.09, 420.10, 420.11 and 420.12 respectively.
This Ordinance shall become effective thirty (30) days after its passage and publication.PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BLUE EARTH ON THIS 7th DAY OF APRIL, 2014
BY: Richard Scholtes, Mayor
April 14, 2014
ORDINANCE NO. 14-02
CITY OF BLUE EARTH
AN ORDINANCE FOR THE CONVEYANCE OF
OWNED BY THE
CITY OF BLUE EARTH
The City Council of the City of Blue Earth do ordain as follows:
The City of Blue Earth owns certain property located in the City of Blue Earth at 510 N. Grant Street and legally described as follows:
A tract commencing at a point 40 rods South of the intersection of the centerline of First Street in Child's Park Addition to Blue Earth City (now City of Blue Earth), Faribault County, Minnesota, with the West line of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section Eighteen (18) in Township One Hundred Two (102) North of Range Twenty-seven (27) West of the Fifth Principal Meridian in said County and State, thence Southeasterly on a line parallel with the center line of said First Street 357.4 feet, thence North parallel with the West line of said Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of said Section Eighteen (18) 11 rods, thence Northwesterly parallel with center line of said First Street 357.4 feet to a point 11 rods North of the point of beginning, thence South 11 rods to point of beginning.
Timothy Glanzman is desirous of purchasing property in Section I above and the City of Blue Earth is desirous of selling such property for a sale price of $4,000.00.
Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 12, Section 12.02 of the City Charter of the City of Blue Earth, the City of Blue Earth is hereby authorized to sell and the Mayor and City Administrator are hereby authorized to convey the property described in Section I of this ordinance to the purchaser upon payment of the purchase price.
This Ordinance shall not be effective until thirty (30) days after its passage and publication.
PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BLUE EARTH ON THIS 7th DAY OF APRIL, 2014
BY: Richard Scholtes, Mayor
April 14, 2014