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Dassel public hearing: proposed assessment for street and utility improvements

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ON PROPOSED ASSESSMENT
CITY OF DASSEL
COUNTY OF MEEKER
STATE OF MINNESOTA
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Notice is hereby given that the City Council will meet at 6 p.m. on September 20, 2021 at the Dassel City Hall, 460 3rd Street, Dassel, MN to consider, and possibly adopt, the proposed assessment for the 2020 Improvement Project, which included utility and street improvements in the following areas:
-CJ Moe Boulevard – Sellards Drive to 7th
Street
-Edminster Circle
-Galigers Lane – Pacific Avenue to the
south 500-feet
-Summit Cove
-Hilltop Drive
-Lake Street – Willis Street to the east
Adoption by the Council of the proposed assessment may occur at the hearing.
Such assessment is proposed to be payable in equal annual installments extending over a period of 15 years, the first of the installments to be payable on or before the first Monday in January 2022, and will bear interest at the rate of 2.9 percent per annum from the date of the adoption of the assessment resolution. To the first installment shall be added interest on the entire assessment from the date of the assessment resolution until December 31, 2022. To each subsequent installment when due shall be added interest for one year on all unpaid installments.
You may at any time prior to certification of the assessment to the County Auditor, pay the entireassessment on such property, with interest accrued to the date of payment, to the City Clerk. No interest shall be charged if the entire assessment is paid within 30 days from the adoption of this assessment. You may at any time thereafter, pay to the City Clerk the entire amount of the assessment remaining unpaid, with interest accrued to December 31 of the year in which such payment is made. Such payment must be made before November 15 or interest will be charged through December 31 of the succeeding year. If you decide not to prepay the assessment before the date given above the rate of interest that will apply is 2.9 percent per year. The right to partially prepay the assessment is not available.
The proposed assessment roll is on file for public inspection at the City Clerk’s office. The totalamount of the proposed assessment is $442,228.48. Written or oral objections will be considered at the meeting. No appeal to district court may be taken as to the amount of an assessment unless a written objection signed by the affected property owner is filed with the City Clerk prior to theassessment hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing. The Council may uponsuch notice consider any objection to the amount of a proposed individual assessment at an adjourned meeting upon such further notice to the affected property owners as it deems advisable.
Under Minn. Stat. §§ 435.193 to 435.195, the Council may, in its discretion, defer the payment ofthis special assessment for any homestead property owned by a person 65 years of age or older, one retired by virtue of a permanent and total disability, or a member of the National Guard or other reserves ordered to active military service for whom it would be a hardship to make the payments. When deferment of the special assessment has been granted and is terminated for any reason provided in that law, all amounts accumulated plus applicable interest become due. Any assessed property owner meeting the requirements of this and the City’s Deferred Assement Policy may,within 90 days of the confirmation of the assessment, apply to the City Clerk for the prescribed formfor such deferral of payment of this special assessment on his/her property.
An owner may appeal an assessment to district court pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or City Clerk within 30 days after the adoptionof the assessment and filing such notice with the district court within ten days after service upon the Mayor or City Clerk.
Terri Boese, City Clerk/Treasurer
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch, Sept. 10, 2021.

Dassel proposed assessments on street and utility improvements

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ON PROPOSED ASSESSMENT
CITY OF DASSEL
COUNTY OF MEEKER
STATE OF MINNESOTA
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Notice is hereby given that the City Council will meet at 6 p.m. on September 20, 2021 at the Dassel City Hall, 460 3rd Street, Dassel, MN to consider, and possibly adopt, the proposed assessment for the 2020 Improvement Project, which included utility and street improvements in the following areas:
-CJ Moe Boulevard – Sellards Drive to 7th
Street
-Edminster Circle
-Galigers Lane – Pacific Avenue to the
south 500-feet
-Summit Cove
-Hilltop Drive
-Lake Street – Willis Street to the east
Adoption by the Council of the proposed assessment may occur at the hearing.
Such assessment is proposed to be payable in equal annual installments extending over a period of 15 years, the first of the installments to be payable on or before the first Monday in January 2022, and will bear interest at the rate of 2.9 percent per annum from the date of the adoption of the assessment resolution. To the first installment shall be added interest on the entire assessment from the date of the assessment resolution until December 31, 2022. To each subsequent installment when due shall be added interest for one year on all unpaid installments.
You may at any time prior to certification of the assessment to the County Auditor, pay the entireassessment on such property, with interest accrued to the date of payment, to the City Clerk. No interest shall be charged if the entire assessment is paid within 30 days from the adoption of this assessment. You may at any time thereafter, pay to the City Clerk the entire amount of the assessment remaining unpaid, with interest accrued to December 31 of the year in which such payment is made. Such payment must be made before November 15 or interest will be charged through December 31 of the succeeding year. If you decide not to prepay the assessment before the date given above the rate of interest that will apply is 2.9 percent per year. The right to partially prepay the assessment is not available.
The proposed assessment roll is on file for public inspection at the City Clerk’s office. The totalamount of the proposed assessment is $442,228.48. Written or oral objections will be considered at the meeting. No appeal to district court may be taken as to the amount of an assessment unless a written objection signed by the affected property owner is filed with the City Clerk prior to theassessment hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing. The Council may uponsuch notice consider any objection to the amount of a proposed individual assessment at an adjourned meeting upon such further notice to the affected property owners as it deems advisable.
Under Minn. Stat. §§ 435.193 to 435.195, the Council may, in its discretion, defer the payment ofthis special assessment for any homestead property owned by a person 65 years of age or older, one retired by virtue of a permanent and total disability, or a member of the National Guard or other reserves ordered to active military service for whom it would be a hardship to make the payments. When deferment of the special assessment has been granted and is terminated for any reason provided in that law, all amounts accumulated plus applicable interest become due. Any assessed property owner meeting the requirements of this and the City’s Deferred Assement Policy may,within 90 days of the confirmation of the assessment, apply to the City Clerk for the prescribed formfor such deferral of payment of this special assessment on his/her property.
An owner may appeal an assessment to district court pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or City Clerk within 30 days after the adoptionof the assessment and filing such notice with the district court within ten days after service upon the Mayor or City Clerk.
Terri Boese, City Clerk/Treasurer
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch, Sept. 3, 2021.

Cokato public hearing: AA Properties conditional use permit

CITY OF COKATO
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Cokato Planning and Zoning Commission, Wright County, Minnesota will conduct a public hearing on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at Cokato City Hall, 255 Broadway Ave S, Cokato, Minnesota 55321, to consider the following requests:
Request of AA Properties of Cokato LLC for a conditional use permit to allow a multifamily buildings R-3, Single Family District.  The property address is 185 Pleasant Avenue NE and 205 Pleasant Avenue NE
The Cokato City Council will be reviewing the item and holding a public hearing on the matters at their meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 13, 2021 at the council chambers at Cokato City Hall, 255 Broadway Ave S, Cokato, Minnesota 55321.
Brad Potter
City Administrator
City of Cokato
Office Phone:  320-286-5505
Cell Phone: 507-514-2593
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch, Sept. 3, 2021.

Dassel-Cokato School Board minutes 8/23/21

AGENDA
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
BOARD OF EDUCATION, I.S.D. #466
MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2021 – 6:00 PM
BOARD ROOM
In partnership with our communities and families, we will educate and inspire all learners to maximize their potential, promote lifelong learning, and become contributing members of society.
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call – Declaration of Quorum
Bill Aho, Chair, 2022
Chuck Nelson, Vice Chair, 2022
Dave Sangren, Treasurer, 2024
Kathy Grochow, Clerk, 2022
Cindy Miller, Director, 2024
Andy Bohnsack, Director, 2024
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Acceptance of Agenda (Action)
5. Consideration of Claims and Accounts (Action)
6. Communications/Open Forum
7. Hearing of Reports
7.1 Curriculum Advisory Committee Report
7.2 MAWSECO Report
7.3 Community Education Report
7.4 Business Manager’s Report
7.5 Superintendent’s Report
7.6 SEE
7.7 Other Reports
8. Consent Items (Action)
8.1 Approval of Minutes
July 26, 2021 Regular Board Meeting
August 16, 2021 Work Session Meeting
8.2 Approve Wire Transfers
8.3. Personnel Items:
a.) Resignation of Sundee Kuechle as the Middle School Volunteer Coordinator effective 8/2/2021
b.) Resignation of Caitlyn Kangas as a preschool paraeducator effective 8/11/2021
c.) Resignation of Jeff Harford as a Middle School Paraeducator effective 8/11/2021
d.) Resignation of Nancy Elmquist as a Middle School Paraeducator effective 8/12/2021
e.) Resignation of Nicci Decker as a Cokato Elementary Paraeducator effective 8/13/2021
f.) Resignation of Kelsi Posusta as an ECFE paraeducator effective 8/18/2021
g.) Assignment of Brooke Carlson as the MS Girls Swim Coach
h.) Assignment of Bethany Mayfield as the Girls Dive Coach
i.) Assignment of Peter Westby as a MS Football Coach
j.) Employment of Kelsi Posusta as a Preschool Paraeducator effective 9/1/2021
k.) Employment of Shannon Miller as an Early Childhood Special Education Paraeducator effective 9/7/2021
l.) Employment of Jeff Powers as a CDL Bus Driver for Extra Curricular trips effective 8/25/2021
m.) Assignment of Raelynn Gottschalk as the Dassel Elementary Cook Manager effective 8/23/2021
n.) Employment of Joanie Corbett as the High School Cook effective 9/13/2021
o.) Employment of Agnes Fellinger as the Cokato Elementary Kitchen Assistant effective 8/31/2021
p.) Employment of Emily Peterson as the Dassel Elementary Kitchen Assistant effective 9/7/2021
q.) Employment of Michele Grochow as a Dassel Elementary 1st Grade Long Term Substitute Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year
r.) Approval of a lane change for Darrin Allen BA+15 to BA+30
s.) Approval of a lane change for Amy Anderson MA+30 to MA+45
t.) Approval of a lane change for Brice Berggren MA to MA+15
u.) Approval of a lane change for Angela Correll BA to BA+15
v.) Approval of a lane change for Amanda Nelson MA to MA+15
w.) Approval of Fall 2021 Community Education Coaches/Instructors list from Activities Director Thinesen
8.4 Acceptance of Donations:
a) From Andy & Vicki Engh – $630 to the Unified Basketball program
b) From Allina Health System – $685 Bounceback Satellite grant for the Middle School (applied for by Beth Steinleitner)
c) From Coborn’s Inc – $100.93 to Dassel Elementary
9. Old or Unfinished Business
9.1 Discussion on Return to School Guidance Update
9.2 Curriculum Advisory Council Members (Action)
9.3 Review of Policy 452 – Substitute Teachers (Action)
9.4 Other Old Business
10. New Business
10.1 Approve Transportation Roster of Drivers for 2021-2022 school year (Action)
10.2 School Lunch Program 2021-22 (Action)
10.3 Other New Business
11. Upcoming Meetings/Events
Friday, August 27 – 11:30 AM New Teacher Luncheon MS Commons
Tuesday, August 31 – 7:45 AM Welcome Back Breakfast PAC area
Monday, September 13 – 6:00 PM Work Session Board Meeting
Monday September 27 – 6:00 PM Regular Board Meeting
12. Adjournment
If you need any type of accommodations to participate in the meeting, please contact the ADA Coordinator at (320) 286-4100 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch, Sept. 3, 2021.

Dassel-Cokato School Board minutes 8/16/21

OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
6:00 PM BOARD WORK SESSION,
AUGUST 16, 2021
DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
In partnership with our communities and families, we will educate and inspire all learners to maximize their potential, promote lifelong learning, and become contributing members of society.
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a work session of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the Dassel-Cokato Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Monday, August 16, 2021.
Aho called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.
The following members were present: Sangren, Bohnsack, Miller, Grochow, Nelson and Aho. The following were absent: none.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Sangren, seconded by Grochow, approving the agenda as written. Motion carried unanimously.
Audrey Weckwerth was recognized for receiving the National Merit Award.
Superintendent Raymond gave an overview regarding starting a policy committee.
Policy 452 – Substitute Teachers, was presented for a first reading.
Abigail Lang presented the Safe Learning Plan for the 2021-22 school year.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Miller adopting a resolution regarding 2021-2022 in-person learning.
Motion carried unanimously.
Aho updated the board on the discussions the Facilities Committee has had regarding a possible upcoming bond vote and projects to include. Paul Youngquist, Architect from ISG, presented two timelines for a possible vote and Greg Crowe, from Ehlers presented financing options. Discussion was had regarding a bond vote.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:37 PM.
Kathy Grochow, Clerk
This document is available in the following formats upon request: Braille, Large Print, Audio Cassette Tape, and Computer Disk. Please call (320-286-4100) for more information or to request a copy.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch, Sept. 3, 2021.

Dassel-Cokato School Board minutes 7/26/21

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
6:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING,
JULY 26, 2021
BOARD ROOM
In partnership with our communities and families, we will educate and inspire all learners to maximize their potential, promote lifelong learning, and become contributing members of society.
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the Dassel-Cokato Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Monday, July 26, 2021.
Aho called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.
The following members were present: Aho, Sangren, Miller, Nelson and Bohnsack. The following were absent: Grochow
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Sangren, approving the agenda as written. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bohnsack, seconded by Sangren, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $930,834.89. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Communications / Open Forum – None
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: No report. Meetings will start back up in September
MAWSECO Report: No report. Meeting tomorrow night
Community Education Report: No report
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported expenditures are in line with budget through the end of the twelfth month of the fiscal year, reviewed the investment report with the board and updated the board on the latest MARSS submission results.
Superintendent’s Report: Superintendent Raymond updated the board on his first month in the position and discussed a TeamWorks International proposal for Board and Administration staff development.
SEE: No report
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Miller, approving all consent items including: Minutes from the June 28, 2021 Regular Board Meeting, Approval of wire transfers made on June 24th for $987,000, June 30th for $350,000, July 2nd for $75,000 and July 15th for $1,250,000. Personnel items: Resignation of Leona Pokornowski as a Dassel Elementary SPED paraeducator effective 6/28/2021, Employment of Lori Huus as a Cokato Elementary SPED paraeducator effective 9/7/2021, Employment of Karin Moe as a Cokato Elementary Kindergarten paraeducator effective 9/7/202, Employment of Denise Blom as a Cokato Elementary Title paraeducator effective 9/7/2021, Employment of Stephanie Heaver as a Cokato Elementary Title paraeducator effective 9/7/2021, Employment of Megan Davis as a Cokato Elementary Kindergarten paraeducator effective 9/7/2021, Employment of Dawn DeCock Cokato Elementary Administrative secretary effective 8/9/2021, Employment of Elizabeth Niece Middle School Part-Time Office Assistant effective 9/7/2021, Employment of Meggann Carlson as a Middle School .5 FTE Speech/Language Pathologist LTS for the 2021-2022 school year, Employment of Shannon Otto as a Middle School 6th grade Long Term Substitute Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year, Approval of a lane change for Erica Lindquist BA+30 to MA, Approval of Fall 2021 Coaches/Advisors list from Activities Director Thinesen, Resignation of Christine Krizan as a Dassel Elementary 1st Grade Long Term Substitute Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Acceptance of Donations: From Mike & Barb Lhotka – $100 to the track program, From Allina Health System – $1,000 Change to Chill grant for the Middle School (applied for by Beth Steinleitner), From Allina Health System – $1,000 Change to Chill grant for the High School (applied for by Anne Mahoney), From Frana Companies – $2,769.85 of Home Depot gift cards for the ALC, From Anonymous donation – $870 to Community Education to reduce the fees in the School of Fish program, From Coborns Inc – $30.11 to the Early Childhood program, From Coca-Cola GIVE – $40.20 to the Middle School media center, For Activity Advertising; Farm Rite Equipment, $500, Ahlgren Electric, $1,500, Piehl, Hanson, Beckman PA, $500, Motion carried unanimously.
Policies #525, 526, 527, 528, 529, 530, 532, 533, 534 and 550 were reviewed for a second time.
Motion by Sangren, seconded by Miller approving Unified Basketball as a school activity and adding it to Schedule C. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Bohnsack approving membership, cooperatives and joint powers agreements with the following for 2021-22; MSBA-Minnesota School Board Association, Community Education-Joint Powers Agreement with Cities of Dassel and Cokato, CMERDC-Central MN Educational Research & Development Council, Resource Training and Solutions, SEE, Wright County Conference, MAWSECO-Meeker and Wright County Special Education Cooperative. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Miller nominating Virginia Niemela to the Curriculum Advisory Council for a three year term. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Sangren, seconded by Bohnsack approving the long-term facilities maintenance ten-year facility plan for fiscal year 2022-23. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bohnsack, seconded by Nelson approving changes to authorized signers of account drafts as follows: Removal: It is recommended that former Middle School Administrative Secretary Tiffany Hannus be removed as an authorized individual to sign student activity and contingency account drafts for the middle school building. Addition: It is recommended that Middle School Administrative Secretary Sarah Moore be authorized individuals to sign student activity and contingency account drafts for the middle school building. Removal: It is recommended that former Superintendent Jeff Powers be removed as an authorized individual to sign contingency account drafts. Addition: It is recommended that Superintendent Mark Raymond be authorized to sign contingency account drafts. Removal: It is recommended that former Cokato Elementary Administrative Secretary Karen Barton be removed as an authorized individual to sign contingency account drafts for Cokato Elementary. Addition: It is recommended that Cokato Elementary Administrative Secretary Dawn DeCock be authorized individuals to sign contingency account drafts for Cokato Elementary.
Superintendent Raymond updated the board on current return to school guidance and talked about family communication that was sent out on Friday.
The Monday, August 9 work session has been moved to Monday, August 16.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:04 PM.
Kathy Grochow, Clerk
This document is available in the following formats upon request: Braille, Large Print, Audio Cassette Tape, and Computer Disk. Please call (320-286-4100) for more information or to request a copy.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch, Aug. 27, 2021.