Request for Quotes
Hollywood Township is currently taking quotes for lawn mowing.
Forms can be obtained by contacting the Township Clerk at 952-353-1515 or by going to the township’s website www.hollywoodtownship.com. Quotes are due to the township board by Monday, April 10, 2023 at 6:30 PM and may be mailed to the Township Clerk at 15855 Cty Rd 122, Watertown, MN 55388 or delivered to the township clerk before the Monday, April 10, 2023 monthly meeting by 6:30 pm. Quotes will be opened at the Monday, April 10, 2023 meeting.
A copy of certificate of liability must accompany the quote.
Published in the Herald Journal, March 17 and 24, 2023. |
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Hollywood Township request for quotes: lawnmowing
Wright Technical Center minutes 2/7/23
WRIGHT TECHNICAL CENTER
School District 966
The meeting of the Governing Board of Wright Technical Center, School District 966, was held on Tuesday February 7, 2023 at 1405 3rd Ave. NE, Buffalo, Minnesota 55313.
Members Present: Carlson, Bravinder, Mealey, Gierke, Curtis, Steffens, Buffalo Alternate Bob Sansevere.
Others Present: Brian Koslofsky-Executive Director, Shaun Karson-Principal, Anh Glewwe-Business Manager, Dana Watters-Administrative Assistant, Russ Pearson-American Federation of Teachers.
The meeting was called to order by Member Mealey at 6:29 p.m. followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
On motion by Member Curtis, second by Member Bravinder, to approve the agenda. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Election of Officers:
Board Chair: Alternate Sansevere nominated Member Mealey for the office of Chair. After hearing no other nominations after 3 calls, the nomination was closed and a unanimous ballot was cast for Member Mealey..
Vice Chair: Member Curtis nominated Member Sixberry for the office of Vice Chair. After hearing no other nominations after 3 calls, the nomination was closed and a unanimous ballot was cast for Member Sixberry.
Clerk: Alternate Sansevere nominated Member Lee for the office of Clerk. After hearing no other nominations after 3 calls, the nomination was closed and a unanimous ballot was cast for Member Lee.
Treasurer: Member Bravinder nominated Member Curtis for the office of Treasurer. After hearing no other nominations after 3 calls, the nomination was closed and a unanimous ballot was cast for Member Curtis.
Appointment of Committees:
On motion by Member Steffens, seconded by Member Carlson, to approve the board committee as follows. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Executive: Steffens, Sixberry, Curtis
Meet and Confer: Gierke
Facility: Gierke, Carlson, Sixberry
Finance/Negotiations: Mealey, Lee, Bravinder
Board Compensation Rates:
On motion by Member Bravinder, second by Member Mealey, to set the board compensation rates as listed. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Meetings under 4 hours: $60
Over 4 hours: $90
On motion by Member Carlson second by Member Gierke, to set the mileage reimbursement as the current Federal rate as follows: 2023 Federal Rate $.655 per mile. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
On motion by Member Bravinder, second by Member Steffens, to approve the designations as follows. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Depositories – Old National, RiverWood Bank, Minnesota School District Liquid Asset Fund (MSDLAF+)
Meeting Dates – First Tuesday of every month in the WTC boardroom with the exception of Wednesday September 6, Wednesday November 8, 2023 & Wednesday January 3, 2024. Meeting Time – 6:30PM. Notification Methods – District Office, Website. Legal Counsel – Knutson, Flynn and Deans, PA. Official Publication – Howard Lake Herald Journal
On Motion by Member Curtis, second by Member Gierke, to set the signature authorizations as listed. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Electronic Fund Transfers
● Brian Koslofsky, Executive Director
● Anh Glewwe, Business Manager
● Lisa Stine, Finance Assistant
● Curtis, Treasurer
● Mealey, Chair
● Lee, Clerk
Safe Keeping Investment Securities
On motion by Alternate Sansevere, second by Member Bravinder, to authorize the director and financial administrator to make investments in Federally insured/secured accounts which will yield the greatest interest rates and approve Old National Bank’s and Riverwood Bank’s pledged collateral as required by MN Statute 118A.03. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
On motion by Member Steffens, second by Member Curtis, to approve consent agenda as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote. 6.1 January 3rd regular meeting, 6.2 Bills for Payment, 6.3 Acceptance of 2010 Ford Explorer, 6.4 Acceptance of 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix.
Business Manager Glewwe reported on the current finances. On motion by Member Curtis, second by Member Bravinder to approve the financial report as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Principal and Director’s Report
Principal Karson discussed the tours attended by member district students and a vehicle donation, which is being renovated to be used in the Law Enforcement program as a squad car. Director Koslofsky reviewed a recent discussion he had with the Local 49’ers regarding a potential program offering at the Tech Center.
On motion by Member Carlson, second by Alternate Sansevere, to approve the 2023-2024 School Calendar, as presented, followed by discussion and vote. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
On motion by Alternate Sansevere, second by Member Steffens, for adjournment. Motion carried by unanimous vote. Meeting was adjourned at 7:26 PM.
Published in the Herald Journal, March 17, 2023. |
Howard Lake information meeting: water treatment facility, tower, utility improvements
CITY OF HOWARD LAKE
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
Notice of Hearing on Improvement
Notice is hereby given that the City of Howard Lake will hold a Public Hearing on March 20th, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. in the Howard Lake City Hall.
This will be an informational meeting to discuss the Water Treatment Facility, Tower, & Phase 2 Utility Improvements, including economic and environmental impacts, service area, alternatives to the project, and potential funding sources, including USDA Rural Development. All residents and property owners within the City of Howard Lake are encouraged to attend.
Published in the Herald Journal, March 10, 2023. |
Mayer advertisement for bids: street improvements
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
2023 Street Improvements
City of Mayer
RECEIPT AND OPENING OF PROPOSALS: Sealed proposals for the work described below will be received at the Office of the City Administrator, City of Mayer, 413 Blue Jay Ave, P. O. Box 106, Mayer, MN 55360-0102 until 10:00 AM on April 11, 2023, at which time the bids will be opened and publicly read.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The work includes the construction of approximately:
41,200 SY MILL BUTUMINOUS PAVEMENT
5,200 TON BITUMINOUS PAVEMENT
1,200 LF CONCRETE CURB
together with numerous related items of work, all in accordance with Plans and Specifications. This project is subject to Responsible Contractor Certification.
PLAN HOLDERS LIST, ADDENDUMS AND BID TABULATION: The plan holders list, addendums and bid tabulations will be available for download on-line at www.questcdn.com or www.bolton-menk.com. Any addendums may also be distributed by mail, fax, or email.
TO OBTAIN BID DOCUMENTS: Complete digital project bidding documents are available at or www.questcdn.com or www.bolton-menk.com. You may view the digital plan documents for free by entering Quest project #8416176 on the website’s Project Search page. Documents may be downloaded for $30.00. Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or email@example.com for assistance in free membership registration, viewing, downloading, and working with this digital project information. An optional paper set of project documents is also available for a nonrefundable price of 100 per set, which includes applicable sales tax and shipping. Please make your check payable to Bolton & Menk, Inc. and send it to 2638 Shadow Lane, Suite 200, Chaska, MN 55318.
BID SECURITY: A certified check or proposal bond in the amount of not less than 5 percent of the total amount bid, drawn in favor of City of Mayer shall accompany each bid.
OWNER’S RIGHTS RESERVED: The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities and informalities therein and to award the Contract to other than the lowest bidder if, in their discretion, the interest of the Owner would be best served thereby.
DATED: March 7, 2023
Published in the Herald Journal, March 10 and 17, 2023. |
Watertown-Mayer School Board minutes 1/23/23
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 111 BOARD OF EDUCATION
WATERTOWN, MINNESOTA 55388 Regular Meeting
January 23, 2023
I. The regular meeting of the Watertown-Mayer School Board in the Watertown City Hall on Monday, January 23, 2023 was called to order at 6:00 PM by Chair Hunter Feldt. Board members present: Feldt, Burns, Danielson, Schultz, Guetzkow, Neaton and Onell. Board members absent: None. Administrative team members present: Superintendent Schuler, HS Principal Hennen, MS Principal Guertin, ES Principal O’Connell, CE Director Dimmler, Director of Teaching & Learning Vieau, and Activities Director Szymanski. Absent: SPED Director Gronseth.
II. Visitor requests and consideration of the agenda.
Visitor MMS (Motion made and Seconded by) Schulz and Guetzkow to approve the agenda as presented. Passes 7-0.
III. Consent Agenda
MMS Burns and Danielson to approve the following consent agenda items: Regular Board Meeting of December 19, 2022; Truth in Taxation Meeting of December 19, 2022; Special Session Organizational Meeting of January 9, 2023. Passes 7-0
IV. Recognitions/ Presentations/ Showcase:
Mr. Szymanski recognized: All-State Volleyball player – Kate Thibault. Amy Dimmler introduced Susie Retterath (Young Royals Preschool and Early Childhood Education Coordinator) and Michelle Hess (Kids’ Co./ Caring Hands Childcare Coordinator). Both Ms. Retterath and Ms. Hess presented program updates and goals to the board and answered any questions.
V. Action Items -
A. MMS Burns and Feldt to approve Policies 413, 413F, 514, 516, 522, 524, 601, 607, 607.1, 616, and 806 for first and only reads due to non-substantive and/ or legal reference changes. Passes 7-0.
B. MMS Feldt and Neaton to approve the first read of Policies 410, 414, 414F, 415, and 506. Passes 7-0. T
C. MMS Burns and Guetzkow to approve the second read of the 2023-2024 School Year Calendar including grayscale version. Passes 7-0.
D. MMS Danielson and Onell to approve Resolution 23.01 directing Administration to make recommendations for adjustment in Curriculum Programs and Staffing for the 23-24 school year. Passes 7-0.
VI. Review/ Information Items -
A. ICS Representative Chris Vogel updated the board regarding ongoing construction project finishing. At this time, ICS has completed approximately 89% of the remaining punch list items. New lockers have recently been installed in the pool locker rooms and benches have recently been installed in the MS locker room. Two outstanding issues regarding the new masonry walls and epoxy flooring are in the process of being addressed. The Greenhouse and other ancillary projects will need to be completed in Spring/Summer of 2023. Clerk Danielson inquired about the progress of the warranty work on the flooring and plans for the masonry walls if the initial attempts are not satisfactory. Mr. Vogel stated that there are two other options for the masonry walls and warranty work regarding the flooring is progressing. Mr. Vogel did present a list of the original referendum bond projects and a list of those projects that were able to also be addressed beyond the original scope because of favorable pricing.
B. Chair Felt advised the board that he received a request from Education Minnesota Watertown-Mayer to enter into contract negotiations as the current contract expires on June 30, 2023. Negotiations will begin within the next few months.
C. Superintendent Schuler gave an update regarding the 2022-2023 Safe Learning Plan. This plan has recently had a few minor changes and was updated on 01.17.2023. A six month review of this plan is required by MDE because of the use of ESSER funds.
D. Activities Director Szymanski presented to the board the current list of co-op activities with other schools and presented to the board the current interestof a boys LaCrosse co-op with Mound Westonka – this would be a sport that would be for grades 8-12 and is unique as there is only ONE class for this sport currently.
VII. Administrative Reports -
HS Principal Hennen, MS Principal Guertin, ES Principal O’Connell, CLC Director Dimmler, Activities Director Szymanski and Superintendent Schuler gave verbal administrative reports.
VIII. Board Member Reports or open comments by School Board Directors -
Clerk Danielson and Treasurer Schulz gave verbal reports regarding committee meetings. Chair Feldt reported regarding his recent attendance at the MSBA Leadership Conference.
IX. Chair Feldt declared a five minute recess to end the formal board business.
X. Discussion and Presentation of the 23-28 Strategic Plan Progress
Superintendent Schuler presented to the board the current 2023-2028 Strategic Plan that includes the current Vision, Strategic Commitments and Benchmarks.
Discussion and word-smithing was completed. The current plan can be forwarded to the Marketing and Communications committee for continued work and final look. Superintendent Schuler feels that the plan may be at the content approval stage as part of February’s agenda, the members of the board agreed.
XI. MMS by Danielson and Burns to adjourn the meeting at 8:19 PM and is duly passed.
**NOTE: These published meeting minutes are only a summary. Full text is available for public inspection at the Watertown-Mayer District Offices or via the Watertown-Mayer School website: https://www.wm.k12.mn.us/Page/93.
Published in the Herald Journal, March 10, 2023. |