Legals - Feb. 15, 2017

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NOTICE OF MECHANIC’S LIEN SALE

Please take notice that at the address of Copart, 200 County Road 159, Avon, MN 56310 at 2 o’clock on March 1, 2017, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2013 Frht Sprinter.  Storage and lien sale fees are due as of November 18, 2016 is $226.27.

The storage will continue to accrue at $20.00 per day until the sale date.

Owner(s): Great Lakes Electrical Equipment

Lienholders: Republic Bank

PLEASE NOTE-THIS MAY BE A SALVAGE VEHICLE.

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NOTICE OF MECHANIC’S LIEN SALE

Please take notice that at the address of Copart, 200 County Road 159, Avon, MN 56310 at 2 o’clock on March 8, 2017, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2008 Pont. G6/SE.  Storage and lien sale fees are due as of November 30, 2016 is $266.27.

The storage will continue to accrue at $20.00 per day until the sale date.

Owner(s): Russell W. Berry, Michael J. Berry

Lienholders: Richfield Bloomington Credit Union

PLEASE NOTE-THIS MAY BE A SALVAGE VEHICLE.

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NOTICE OF MECHANIC’S LIEN SALE

Please take notice that at the address of Copart, 200 County Road 159, Avon, MN 56310 at 2 o’clock on March 8, 2017, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2006 Chry. Town & Coun..  Storage and lien sale fees are due as of November 30, 2016 is $533.01.

The storage will continue to accrue at $20.00 per day until the sale date.

Owner(s): Abdirizak O. Bille

Lienholders: Northtown Auto Sales

PLEASE NOTE-THIS MAY BE A SALVAGE VEHICLE.

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STATE OF MINNESOTA

COUNTY OF STEARNS 

DISTRICT COURT

SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Court File No.: 73-PR-17-832

In Re: Estate of

Richard J. Wolf,

Decedent

NOTICE AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION 

FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE 

TO CREDITORS

It is Ordered and Notice is given that on March 3, 2017, at 8:45 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at St. Cloud, Minnesota, on a petition for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the decedent’s Will dated March 26, 1991 and Codicils dated July 15, 1992; January 11, 2006; and March 5, 2007, and for the appointment of Debra Solarz, whose address is 221 1st Street, Albany, MN 56307; Diane Wolf, whose address is Box 244, Albany, MN 56307 and Donna Voit, whose address is 3631 146th Ave. N.E., Ham Lake, MN 55304, as personal representative of the decedent’s estate in an unsupervised administration.

Any objections to the petition must be raised at the hearing or filed with the Court prior to the hearing. If the petition is proper and no objections are filed or raised, the personal representative will be appointed with the full power to administer the decedent’s estate, including the power to collect all assets; pay all legal debts, claims, taxes, and expenses; sell real and personal property; and do all necessary acts for the decedent’s estate.

Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. § 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the decedent’s estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred.

By the court

Dated: February 1, 2017

Mary B. Mahler

Judge of District Court

Dated: February 1, 2017

George Lock

Court Administrator

by Tamra J.

 

Paul A. Ampe, 

Attorney at Law

MN#133395

321 Railroad Avenue, P.O. Box 459

Albany, MN 56307

Telephone: 320-845-4765

e-Mail: ampelaw@albanytel.com

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CITY OF AVON

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

VARIANCE REQUEST

Crown Point Properties, LLC. have filed an application for a variance from the strict enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Avon.  The property at 407 Chinook Ave. SW.  in Avon is in a residential zone.  The request is to allow a combination of accessory structures to exceed the square footage of the principal structure by 336 sq. ft. and to allow 11’ sidewalls instead of 10’ as set forth in the ordinance to allow a 38’ X 40’ garage to be constructed in place of the existing garage.    A public hearing will be held by the City of Avon Planning Commission on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.  All meetings of the City of Avon are handicapped accessible.

City of Avon

Amy Pease

Zoning Administrator

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NOTICE OF MECHANIC’S LIEN SALE

Please take notice that at the address of Copart, 200 County Road 159, Avon, MN 56310 at 2 o’clock on March 15, 2017, the Sheriff of Stearns County will sell to the highest cash bidder a 2005 Honda Odyssey.  Storage and lien sale fees are due as of January 11, 2017 is $199.27.

The storage will continue to accrue at $20.00 per day until the sale date.

Owner(s): Rollo Nussbaum

Lienholders: None

PLEASE NOTE-THIS MAY BE A SALVAGE VEHICLE.

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STATE OF MINNESOTA

COUNTY OF STEARNS 

DISTRICT COURT

SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

PROBATE COURT DIVISION

Court File No.: 73-PR-17-691

In Re: Estate of

Kenneth J. Welle,

Deceased

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 10th day of March, 2017, at 8:45 A.M., a hearing will be held in the above named Court at 725 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud, Minnesota, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the will of the above named decedent, dated January 30, 2001, and for the appointment of Scott Welle, whose address is 17227 County Road 54, Avon MN 56310, 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: Feb. 7, 2017

(COURT SEAL)  

Vickie E. Landwehr

Judge 

George Lock

Court Administrator

By Janine Gully, Deputy Court Administrator

Attorney for Petitioner:

Willenbring, Dahl, Wocken &  Zimmermann, PLLC

Daniel T. Zimmermann (141835) KMB

Red River at Main-Box 417

Cold Spring, MN 56320

Telephone: (320) 685-3678

File: 19173-001

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Public Notice of Request for Proposal

Independent School District No. 745 (“District”) requests proposals for group insurance coverage for the health plan year beginning October 1, 2017.  Sealed proposals will be accepted in paper form until 5:00 PM Central time on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the District Office, ATTN: Sue Clemen, Business Manager, PO Box 40, Albany MN 56307 .  Copies of the request for proposal and exhibits may be requested from Alex Anderson / CBIZ Benefits via email at aanderson@cbiz.com, and will be sent electronically at no charge.  District reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities.  District reserves the right to select the proposal which it determines to be in the best interest of the District.

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ALBANY TOWNSHIP

PLANNING COMMISSION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 A request for a Proposed Subdivision has been submitted by SHARON SEILER, 17203 COUNTY ROAD 54, AVON MN 56310 to create Seiler Estates 2nd addition, adding two additional lots with building credits. Additional acreage is being restricted as non buildable.

The property under consideration is north east of Sand Lake in section 31 of Albany Township. Parcel numbers are 25.15172.0000, 01.00293.0010 and 01.00294.020

A public hearing regarding the request for Proposed Subdivision will be held by the Albany Planning Commission on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, beginning at 7:30 P.M. in the Albany City Council Chambers, 400 Railroad Ave, Albany MN. You may submit testimony by appearing at the above hearing or by submitting written testimony prior to the hearing date. Written testimony may be submitted to the Albany Township Clerk, Po Box 344, Albany MN 56307 or at albanytwp@albanytel.com.

A copy of the request for Proposed Subdivision is on file at the Albany City Clerk’s Office, 20933 330 Street, Albany MN 56307

Attendance at the hearing, regarding the proposed request is not limited to those persons receiving copies of this notice. If you know of any interested property owner, who for any reason has not received a copy of this notice, it would be appreciated if you would inform them of this public hearing.

Diane Noll

Clerk/Treasurer

Albany Township

Published in the Albany Enterprise, Wednesday, February 8 and 15, 2017

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Holdingford School Board Briefs

 The Holdingford School Board held their regular meeting on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. 

Superintendent Chris Swenson recognized the Board in light of the upcoming School Board Recognition Week Feb. 20th-24th; he recognized the Board with certificates and thanked them for all their time, work and dedication.

Reports included: Superintendent Chris Swenson reported on Middle School progress. Some of the items being considered include possible mentorship program, changing back to having the same homeroom advisor 7-12 and encouraging more involvement in student organizations. Mr. Higgins, on behalf of the Board thanked the administration for their work on the Middle School Model. Elementary Principal Jim Stang reported on new committees he is forming to look at report cards, grading scale, assessment system, and the playground. Secondary Principal Brian Silbernick reported senior progress reports have been done, online registration is happening in the next two days, and that there have been some early graduation requests. Mr. Silbernick also informed the Board that the Senior Class Trip will be to Valley Fair on May 19, 2017. Business Manager Beth Heinze reported on SPED reporting requirements and presented updated student enrollment numbers showing a net gain of 236 students through open enrollment.

Other agenda items at the Feb. 8th meeting included:

Approved contract with ICS in the amount of $183,000 for project design, project oversight and management and project commissioning for the facility maintenance projects.

Approved Elementary Targeted Services Summer School Program and Budget.

Approved solicitation of bids for all FY17-FY19 Facility Maintenance projects per the previously approved ten-year plan that was submitted to the MDE in 2016.

Hired Van Route Driver Kimberly Wunderlich.

Approved FMLA leave for Emily Loso.

The Board acknowledged and thanked Polar for their donation of three ring binders!

The next regular meeting of the Holdingford School Board will be Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the High School LMC. 

This article is a summary of the minutes. The full text is available for public inspection at the District Office or online at http://www.isd738.org/school-board-meeting-agendasminutes.html.

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NOTICE

DRAINAGE AND UTILITY EASMENT VACATION

CITY OF ALBANY, MINNESOTA

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held before the City Council of Albany, MN, at 400 Railroad Avenue, the Albany City Hall, on the 1st day of March, 2017, at 6:30 o’clock in the evening or as soon as thereafter to hear all persons present upon action taken by the City Council to vacate a 5.00 foot drainage and utility easement over, under and across the southeasterly 5.00 feet of Lot 18, Block 1, WHISPERING OAKS AT TWO RIVER, according to the recorded plat thereof, Stearns County, Minnesota, being contiguous and parallel with the southeasterly line of said Lot 18 and the northwesterly 5.00 feet of Lot 19, said Block 1, being contiguous and parallel with the northwesterly line of said Lot 19, less and except the northeasterly 10.00 feet of said Lots 18 and 19, being contiguous and parallel with the northeasterly lines of said Lots 18 and 19 and the southwesterly 5.00 feet of said Lots 18 being contiguous and parallel with the southwesterly line of said Lot 18 and the westerly 5.00 feet of said Lot 19, being contiguous and parallel with the west line of said Lot 19.

Dated this 1st day of February, 2017.

Tom Schneider

Clerk/Adm.

Published in the Albany Enterprise on February 15th and February 22, 2017.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF ALBANY

PLANNING COMMISSION

There will be a Planning Commission meeting in and for the City of Albany, Stearns County, Minnesota, at 6:30 o’clock in the evening on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, in the Council room at 400 Railroad Avenue for the said City for the following:

- The public hearing will be held on a request by the Albany Planning Commission to consider approval of Zoning Ordinance Section 80.14B, Alternative Energy Systems of the Albany City Code. 

- The public hearing will be held on a request by the Albany Planning Commission to consider an amendment to Zoning Ordinance Section 80.11, Signs, of the Albany City Code. 

Anyone wishing to comment will be heard at the public hearing and written comments may be forwarded to the office of the City Clerk/Administrator before the time of the public hearing. 

Tom Schneider

Clerk/Adm.

Published in the Albany Enterprise on this 15th day of February, 2017.

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Minutes

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

Albany Area Schools – ISD #745

Avon Elementary

January 25, 2017

1.CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by Chair Winkels at 7:00 p.m.

2.ROLL CALL

Present: Winkels, Hansen, Gersch, Kreuzer, McLachlan, Carbajal, Paulsen 

Late: -    Absent: -          Student Representatives: Maus, Winkels, Johnson

3.0 Public Forum

3.1 Donation from Wolf Family - Deb Solarz and Diane Wolf presented a $2,000 Memorial Donation in honor of their father Richard (Hunk) Wolf, who served on the School Board. Funds are for an AED in the Auditorium/Field House. The Board expressed their thanks.

4.0 Agenda- Additions or Deletions - added 8.7 Pay Equity Report

5.0 Approvals

5.1 Previous Meeting Minutes   Motion by Kruezer, seconded by Hansen to approve the minutes from the December 21, 2016 Regular meeting and the January 4, 2017 Reorganizational Meeting. 

Carried Unanimously.

5.2 Cash Flow Report

Motion by Gersch, seconded by Paulsen to approve the Cash Flow Report for November 2016. 

Carried Unanimously.  

*Kreuzer suggested having past history of enrollment on Cash Flow or on the Consent Agenda.

6.  Consent Agenda

AFT: Laura Roelike, Lane Change BA+15 to BA+30

Jennifer Hiltner, Lane Change MA+15 to MA+30

Vance Ressler, Lane Change BA+45 to MA+30

Rachel VonWahlde, Lane Change BA+45 to MA+15

AESP:  Ashley Theiler, food service and Kids Co Assistant

Lisa Stangler LTS Head Cook at AVE

LTS: Alicia Kjos, Special Education

Maria Bredeck, ALE

Extra Curricular: Andrew Van Erp

Kids Co:  Samantha Heschke

CE:      Kari Schaefer, Zumba Instructor

RESIGNATION/RETIREMENT: 

Jessica Welle, resignation  -- food service effective 12-21-16

Jacob Boone, resignation -- Junior High Track Coach

Donations:

   $  849.80   Box Tops – Albany Elementary R#54263

   $    68.60 Box Tops –ECC R#54263

   $    25.00 Mary Jo Kress – Don Brever Scholarship R#54295

   $    61.56 Ashley Fink – Avon Elementary R#54235

   $  500.00 WM D Scepaniak – Scepaniak Scholarship R#54235

   $2001.69 Avon PTA – Avon Elementary R#54284

   $2000.00 Albany Jaycees – Special Needs R#54232

   $  600.00 Albany Jaycees – Media R#54232

   $2000.00 Albany Jaycees – Scholarship R#54232

   $4000.00 Blattner Family Council – Scholarship R#54232

   $  500.00 Albany Jaycees – Speech R#54233

$30,000.00 Anonymous in support of Greenhouse project

   $  750.00 Albany Lions – Robotics R#54318

   $  500.00 Central Minnesota Credit Union – Robotics R#54318

   $    50.00 The K Foundation – Give MN Org Donation R#54209

  $4,000.00 Vos Family Foundation – Scholarship R#54209

  $2,257.70 Huskie Booster Club – Softball Windscreen R#54209

   $ 568.00 Huskie Booster Club – 1 Load of Lime R#54209

Expenditures:

The following checks were issued in paying claims: Wire transfers and checks 88255-88494
01 General Fund  $930,437.75 

02 Food Services             $58,844.98 

04 Community Services $38,238.96 

06 Building Construction $1,039,542.08 

08 Scholarships                  $18,377.43

Motion by Hansen, second by Carbajal to approve the consent agenda. Carried Unanimously.

7. Reports

7.1 Building Project Updates

a. Budget reviewed, will meet with Finance & Facilities Committee.

b. Windows for Albany Elem coming this week, so that will allow for finishing of that project soon.

c. Secondary Building - moving along. Pre-cast concrete panels to come soon. Demolition of old office area almost done.

7.2 Student Representatives

-Winter sports update (Wrestling, Dance, Boys and Girls Basketball)

-National Honor Society projects explained

-Snow Week Festivities and Coronation held: Queen Anna Schulzetenberg & King Mitchell Spanier

-One Act Play will perform Jan 26 & 27

-First Semester Finished: did survey

-December Junior High Students of the Month were Rachel Panek, Kristine Kalthoff, Myra Kotschevar, and Gabe Urbanski                  

-AAA Award winners from Albany Area High School are: Anders Amdahl and Valerie Parker . 

-Winter Activities updates done (FFA, Knowledge Bowl, Mock Trial, Science Bowl, Supermileage)

-Construction impacts on students also discussed.

7.3 Purple Pride 

-Dynamic 4th grade team, Carole Braschayko, Jill Valerius, Kathy Conrad are planning and innovating new ways to learn

-Stephanie Stang creates an atmosphere that is calm and structured to benefit all her students.   Great assest to our PBIS team.

-Angie Sufka is an amazing teacher who understands the needs of each student. Trys various interventions to help students succeed. 

-Between Mr. Kleinschmidt’s valley girl voice and his midday yoga practice with his class he couldn’t be any more entertaining while teaching.

-Yvonne Forster has such a contagious attitude every day.  She is always willing and ready to help.

-Alex Evan brings so much energy to his classroom. Students are excited to come to class every day. 

-Brenda Levinski was a great help assisting the transportation department. Many thanks for all you do. 

-Diane Noll assisted the transportation and made phone calls to township officials. 

-Melissa Caughlin does an excellent job with her case load as she travels between schools.  She makes extraordinary efforts to schedule and plan conferences so that all involved can attend. 

-Cheryl Ricard is irreplaceable and so dedicated to our students with special needs. 

-Ridell Curtis and Sarah Mendoza did a great job making changes to the process for selecting the Snow Daze King and Queen. 

-Note of thanks to Ann Schultz and Sue Jenkins from the kindergarten team as the big move nears. 

-Jan Roering is a “model” paraprofessional, focused on what is best for students. 

-Kelly Orbeck has a way of making a positive impact on our building each and every day.

-Jenny Kaeter has taken on many new challenges this year—“many not for the faint of heart”.

-Sarah Mendoza and her drawing class partnered with Mother of Mercy Nursing home to draw portraits of some of the residents.  Great way to connect with our community.

-Peyton Dingmann receives numerous compliments from students and parents.  We are glad to have him at Kids Co. 

-Ann Erickson works one-on-one with a student and is a true asset in the life of this student. 

-Holly Roush is creative and uses her talents to prepare the Sr High Newsletter and showcase the library collection.

-Grant Johnson’s involvement in the Albany Jaycees has helped continue the great relationship between Albany Area Schools and this very generous civic organization.

-Deanna Kulzer is one phenomenal lady. Helpful should be her middle name.

7.4 School District Website

Aileen Swenson & Steve Stromme shared a presentation on creating a new website. They are working with the same vendor, but the new name is Blackboard. Goals are for “less clicks”, logical nesting, standardized look, improved mobile use, better links, and information on all activities and programs. Site is in the process of being developed and is expected to be up and running by April 18.

7.5 MN Student Survey Summary

Tim Wege and Amy Notch discussed the Observations from the 2016 MN Students School Survey (Grades 11, 9, 8, and 5th).  

8. Business

8.1 AFT Seniority List 16-17 First Read - reviewed.

8.2 Resolution Directing Administration to Examine the

Financial Conditions of the District

Gersch introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE ADMINISTRATION

TO EXAMINE THE FINANCIAL CONDITION OF THE DISTRICT  AND TO MAKE ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCTIONS IN PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS AND REASONS THEREFORE.

* WHEREAS, the financial condition of the school district may dictate that the school board must reduce expenditures, and

WHEREAS, this reduction in expenditure and must include discontinuance of positions and discontinuance or curtailment of programs, and

WHEREAS, a determination must be made as to which teachers’ contracts must be terminated and not renewed and which teachers may be placed on unrequested leave of absence without pay or fringe benefits in effecting discontinuance of positions,

BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 745, as follows:

That the School Board hereby directs the Superintendent of Schools and administration to consider the discontinuance of programs or positions to effectuate economies in the school district and reduce expenditures and, make recommendations to the school board for the discontinuance of programs, curtailment of programs, discontinuance of positions or curtailment of positions.

The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Kreuzer and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Winkels, Hansen, Gersch, Kreuzer, McLachlan, Carbajal, Paulsen; whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

8.3 School District Calendar Update 2017-2018 and 2018-2019

Calendars reviewed. Tabled for approval until February meeting.

8.4 School Board Committees

Reviewed and approved of the following committee memberships: 

Teaching & Learning- Paulsen, Hansen, McLachlan

Finance & Facilities- Winkels, Kreuzer, Carbajal

Human Resources- Winkels, Kreuzer, Carbajal

Policy & Student Functions- Gersch, Paulsen

Community Engagement- Hansen, Gersch, McLachlan

8.5 Policy 721 Uniform Grant Guidance Regarding Federal Revenue Sources

Second Read and Approval. Motion made by Paulsen to adopt Policy 721, seconded by Carbajal.

Carried Unanimously.

8.6  Policy 416 Drug and Alcohol Testing

Second Read and Approval. Motion made by Paulsen to adopt Policy 416, seconded by Kreuzer. 

Carried Unanimously.

8.7 Pay Equity Report - Superintendent Johnson presented the report and asked for approval. Report is due January 31, 2017. Motion made by Paulsen to approve the report. Carbajal seconded. 

Carried Unanimously.

9. Board Committee Reports

SEE meeting highlights given by Hansen.

10. Superintendent’s Report

10.1. MSBA Highlights - board members gave highlights from the sessions they attended. Thank you/Good job to Hansen, Winkels, McLachlan, and Superintendent Johnson for their presentation at the Conference.

10.2. Strategic Planning Update - first meeting February 8th at 5 pm.

10.3  Enrollment: 1697 currently.

10.4 Greenhouse donation - planning beginning for greenhouse, location, community input.

10.5 Phone system - new, working well so far.

10.6 Paraprofessional Week - thank you to those staff members that are Paraprofessionals! Good job.

10.7 Transportation/Grounds Director - defining that role more clearly before posting it.

10.8 Grade 6 - Parent meeting went well. FAQs on website. 

10.9 Kids Company - continue with discussions about space and needs.

11. Adjournment

Agenda completed at 9:07 pm, a motion to adjourn was made by Carbajal, seconded by McLachlan. Carried Unanimously.

Patricia Gersch,  Clerk

Greg Johnson, Superintendent

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