NOTICE OF
FINAL HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That a petition has been filed in the Brown County Auditor-Treasurer’s office for the outlet of certain lands into Judicial Ditch 12, B&R.
Said petition is now pending;
That the Engineer appointed in the above matter, has made his detailed report thereon, and has filed same in the Brown County Auditor-Treasurer’s office;

THEREFORE BE ADVISED, That the Joint Board will hear and consider said petition and the engineer’s report thereon on the 1st day of December, 2011, at 9:00 o’clock a.m., at the Springfield American Legion Club Room, at 5 North O’Connell Ave., Springfield, MN; and that all persons interested in the proposed Outlet Petition into Judicial Ditch 12, B&R,  are invited to appear and be heard, for or against the Petition and with respect to any other matters in connection therewith.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That Final Notice of the hearing be given to all parties in interest pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 103E325.

DATED: November 7, 2011                
By Order of the Joint
Board of Commissioners

    Marlin C. Helget
    Brown County
Auditor-Treasurer

Published in the Sleepy Eye Herald-Dispatch Nov. 17, 2011.

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PROBATE

DISTRICT COURT
PROBATE COURT DIVISION
FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Court File No. PR-11-1031

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF BROWN
In Re: Estate of
Lucille E. Brandel, 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 15th day of December, 2011, at 11:30 o’clock a.m., a hearing will be held in the above named Court at New Ulm, Minnesota, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the will of the above named decedent, dated September 8, 1995, and for the appointment of Jeffery P. Brandel, whose address is 34131 315th Ave., Lafayette, MN 56054, 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 depts, 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: Nov. 4, 2011

(COURT SEAL)
John R. Rodenberg
Judge of District Court
By /s/ Mavis Lamecker
Deputy Court Administrator

Donald E. Schmid
Hauser and Schmid, PLLP
109 Main Street West
Sleepy Eye, MN  56085
507-794-3671

Published in the Sleepy Eye Herald-Dispatch Nov. 10 and 17, 2011.

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PUBLIC NOTICE • CARTWAY HEARING
PRAIRIEVILLE TOWNSHIP


Prairieville Township Board of Supervisors will conduct a public viewing and hearing for the purpose initiated by petitioners and owners, Donald G. Richert, Joan M. Richert, Marion E. Oelschlager, Lois Ann Pietz and others, to establish a public cartway to their property under MN Statutes 164.08 subd. 2.
This public hearing will commence with a viewing of possible potential sites approximately 1/2 mile west of Cobden on the north shoulder of State Hwy. 14 at 1 p.m., November 28, 2011. Alternative snow date is Nov. 29. After viewing is complete, the Public Hearing will reconvene at the Brown County office building at 300 2nd Ave. SW, Sleepy Eye, MN for questions and answers and comment on proposed site.
By Order of Prairieville Town Board
Thomas Hirsch, clerk

Published in the Sleepy Eye Herald-Dispatch Nov. 17, 2011.

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Minutes
Sleepy Eye ISD #84
Board of Education
September 8, 2011
6:00PM
Conference Room

Members Present: Casey Coulson, Sheila Wurtzberger, Kary Nelson, Ron Geiger, Sheila Schmid, Darla Remus, Lori Hirschboeck, Supt. John Cselovszki
Members Absent:  None
The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Remus at 6:00 p.m.
Good News Items - Food service applied for a $25,000 grant for fresh food and received notice that they received the grant. Fall sports kicked off. Congratulation to FFA who excelled at the state fair! Sleepy Eye FFA had 91 exhibitors and 418 crop samples. There were 7 awards that were outstanding from our students.
The chairperson recognized visitors in attendance which included staff, press and a student.
Motion by Casey Coulson, 2nd by Ron Geiger, to approve Agenda and Addendum as presented. M/C        
Motion by Sheila Wurtzberger, 2nd by Sheila Schmid, to approve minutes of August 11, 2011 meeting. M/C        
Motion by Sheila Schmid, 2nd by Sheila Wurtzberger, to approve the August 2011 bills to be paid pending approval in the amount of $362,208.05, August wire payments requesting approval in the amount of $148,935.31, August bills paid requesting approval in the amount of $5,165.37, August reimbursements paid requesting approval in the amount of $504.10, and August transfer from MSDLAF+ to Americana in the amount of $655,000.00 as prepared by Mr. Brian Pederson, finance director.    
Lori H. abstained from J & L Printing payment. M/C        
Reports:
Board – The negotiations committee reported that they have reached a tentative settlement with SEEA – the total package 1.75% each year for 2 years.  They were able to reach a tentative agreement after meeting 4 times. There will be a facility meeting and policy meeting next week. Riverbend negotiations are at a standstill right now.
Mr. Laffen informed the board he has been working on his personal goals, school improvement plan, and his SMART professional goals were distributed to board members. Generally, it’s been a good start to the year. The PBIS program being implemented this year from grades K-12. An assembly will be held on Sept. 26 – “The Seventh Project” which focuses on anti-bullying issues.
Mr. Cselovszki gave an update on the Tri-Valley grounds project – the final finishes on the outdoor basketball court should be completed tomorrow, a retaining wall is going up between the buildings today, and landscaping will begin next Monday. The school year has started out well.  The current numbers for the district are:  K-6:  317, 7-12:  286 plus St. Mary’s students who are attending some morning classes.
Mr. Cory Haala, Athletic Director, presented the board with information about the current status of the high school hockey program. At the present time, lower levels have been combined with the New Ulm hockey program, but there has been no decision on the high school.  An appeal has been presented to the MSHSL, but they have not acted on it yet. This decision should take place on October 6.  He is hoping he will have a recommendation to present to the board at the October meeting.
Motion by Kary Nelson, 2nd by Casey Coulson, to approve the following action items:
A: Resignation of Erica Ehnle, high school paraprofessional
B: Leave request for Christine Schmitt according to FMLA
C: Open enrollment requests:  5 in (3 from Springfield, 1 Comfrey, 1 New Ulm), 5 out (4 to Springfield, 1 to RRC)
D: Transfer of 2010-11 Community Education School Readiness deficit up to $36,000 from general fund
E: 2011-12 staff development report
F: Paraprofessional assignments/hours for the 2011-12 school year which include:
Title I Paraprofessionals
Name; Hours/day
Courtney Brey    6.75
Joan Forst    6.5
Maria Gonzalez    6.25
Deanna Nelson    6.25
Karen Okerman    6.25
Denise Walter    6.25 (3.25 Nursing Assistant)
Special Education Paraprofessionals
Kathy Bergs    6.5
Jayne Borth    8 & 7.5
Linda Braulick    7
Lori Ibberson    6.75
Ann LaCourse    6.25
Julie Ludewig    7.25 (1 hr Patrol)
Judy Maas    6.5
Jane Mages    7.5 & 6.75
Sue Meidl    6
Lisa Riederer    6.5
Kari Schieffert    7
Christina Schmitt    6.75
Charlotte Sorenson 6.25
G: Extra and co-curricular assignments for the 2011-12 school year which include:
Football
Head – Cory Haala
Asst. – Dean Deibele
Asst. – Joe Hoffmann
Jr. High-Bruce Belseth
Jr. High-Kevin Schneider
Volleyball
Head-Courtney Brey
Asst.-Sam Breu
Jr. High- TBA
Tennis Coop
Head-Bradd Goede
Asst.-(Springfield Coach)
Jr. High-Kaleb Walter
Cross Country Coop
Head-Scott DeMaris - St. Mary’s
Wrestling Coop
Asst.-Randy Netzke
Boys Basketball
Head-Brian Polesky
Asst-Scott Hadley
Jr. High-Matt Hardin
Girls Basketball
Head – Ryan Hulke
Asst.-Nicole Schroeder
Jr. High – Jacob Langemo
Hockey
Head-
Asst.-Tom Macho
         Trent Weicherding
Baseball
Head – Aaron Nesvold
Asst. – Cory Haala
Jr. High – Scott Hadley
Track Coop
Head-Kris Bloedel
Asst.-Jerry Neubauer-St. Mary’s
Jr. High-Jaci Carr
 Golf
Head – Kaleb Walter
Asst. – Trent Weicherding
Softball
Head – Tim Hoffmann
Asst. – Amber Franta
Jr. High- Ryan Hulke
Cheerleading
Betsy Jensen
Danceline
Lauren Hoffmann
Athletic Director
Cory Haala
Dean Deibele
FFA Advisors
Head- Mary Hoffmann
Asst.- Ben Seifert
National Honor Society
Paige Swanson
Newspaper
Gloria Nachreiner
Student Council Advisor
Deb Reinarts
Yearbook Advisor
Gloria Nachreiner
Knowledge Bowl Advisor
Mindy Berkner-Senior High
Mindy Berkner- Jr. High
Band Director K-12
Erik Root
Vocal Director K-12
Donovan Hanson
One Act Play Director
Amber Franta
Three Act Play Directors
Donavon Hanson-Director
Colby Gallagher-Technical Director
Mary DeMaris-Musical Director
Mock Trial Coordinator
Pat Lowther – Head
Speech-Declam Coop
Brianna Jensen
H: ECFE programs for 2011-12 as follows:
ECFE program staff  2011-12
Discovery Time
Teacher – Cheyenne Lax – 52 days @ 7 hrs plus prep, screening coordinating
Para - Barb Seifert – 50 days @ 3.75 hours
Para – Linda Haala – 50 days @ 2.5 hours
School Readiness
Teacher – Gwen Helget – 81 days @ 7.5 hrs plus prep, newsletters, web page, meetings
Para – Barb Seifert – 81 days @7.25 hours
Para – Kammy Krumbach – 81 days @6 hours, 25 days @ 2hrs
Para – Linda Haala – 56 days @ 2hrs
ECFE classes
Toddlers – 18 sessions per year
Para-Kelly Nachreiner 2 hrs
Two year olds – 18 sessions per year
Para-Kelly Nachreiner 2 hrs
Three to Five, Mixed Ages – 18 sessions per year
Para-Linda Haala 2 hrs
Teachers – 3 hours per class; Para’s – 2 hours per class
Early Childhood Teacher – Cheyenne Lax – Toddlers, Three to Fives
Early Childhood Teacher - Jenny Schwint – Twos
Parent Educator – Pat Stevermer – Mixed Ages, Toddlers, Three to Fives
Parent Educator – Cheyenne Lax - Twos
Para – Linda Haala – Three to Five plus prep work for DT and SR
Para – Kelly Nachreiner – Toddlers, Twos
Special Events staff assigned as needed to work with volunteers
I: Certify 2011 payable 2012 levy for maximum amount “pending information becoming available from MDE”
J: Call for snow removal quotes for 2011-12
K: Increase to Jeanine Backer .83 FTE to .94 FTE for 11-12 school year.
L: Overload for Chris Mangen for 56 days @ $1003.23
M: Hire of Sarah Dummer  .50FTE Counselor for St. Mary’s H.S. @ $18,515.
N: Hire of Colby Gallagher as Technical Director @ $1833
O: Contract with Denise Johansen @ $5,000 per year for Gifted & Talented Services.
P: Hire of Kris Bloedel as Junior High Volleyball coach immediately at $1641.00.             
M/C
Member Ron Geiger, moved the adoption of the following Resolution
RESOLUTION APPOINTING ELECTION JUDGES
FOR THE NOVEMBER 8, 2011
SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION
BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 84, State of Minnesota, as follows:
1. The individuals specified on EXHIBIT A attached hereto, each of whom is qualified to serve as an election judge, are hereby appointed as judges of election for the school district's special election on November 8, 2011, to act as such at the combined polling place listed on said exhibit.
2. The election judges shall act as clerks of election, count the ballots cast and submit the results to the school board for canvass in the manner provided for other school district elections.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Sheila Schmid
On a roll call vote, the following voted in favor: Casey Coulson, Darla Remus, Sheila Wurtzberger, Sheila Schmid, Ron Geiger, Kary Nelson, and Lori Hirschboeck and the following voted against: None
Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
COMBINED POLLING PLACE ELECTION JUDGES
Sleepy Eye Elementary  
 School Head Election Judge       Gordan Osmonson
Eva Thoms
    Doris Kiecker
    Beverly Simonsen
          Absentee Ballot Board        Pam Wendt
    Agnes Dietz
              Shirley Cannon        
Next meeting is Thursday October 10th, 2011 @7:30PM (note the change due to Federal Advocacy trip)
Motion by Sheila Wurtzberger, 2nd by Ron Geiger to adjourn at 6:55 p.m.                
M/C

Respectfully submitted,
         Lori Hirschboeck, Clerk         
Computer Tech/Check-in desk
Name; Hours/day
Mary Maas    5
H.S. Media Center
Jan Hansen    6.75
H.S. Office
Anita Johnson    8
Elem. Office
Kathy Ahlrich    8
Food Service
Julie Bode    7
Lori Deibele    5.75
Diane Hardin    8
Mary Ann Krebs    8
Maria Moreno    6.25
Theresa Wilhelmi     5.5
Outreach Worker
Nadia Crooker    8
CED Assistant
Sandy Brinkman    2

Published in the Sleepy Eye Herald-Dispatch Nov. 17, 2011.

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Minutes
Sleepy Eye ISD #84
Board of Education
October 10, 2011, 7:30PM
Conference Room

Members Present: Casey Coulson, Sheila Wurtzberger, Ron Geiger, Darla Remus, Sheila Schmid, Kary Nelson, Lori Hirschboeck, Supt. John Cselovszki
Members Absent: None
The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Remus at 7:30 p.m.
Good News Items – Test results are moving in the right direction. Mr. Cselovszki will present the numbers later in his report. Open House at the Migrant School took place today.  Thirty members are in the high school book club.  
The chairperson recognized those in attendance – staff and press.
Motion by Sheila Wurtzberger, 2nd by Ron Geiger to approve agenda as presented. M/C.
Motion by Ron Geiger, 2nd by Casey Coulson to approve the minutes of the September 8, 2011 meeting. M/C.
Motion by Ron Geiger, 2nd by Sheila Schmid, to approve the September 2011 bills to be paid pending approval in the amount of $248,460.16, September wire payments in the amount of $149,201.35, August bills paid requesting approval in the amount of $17,332.99, August reimbursements paid requesting approval in the amount of $355.00, and cash transfer from MSDLAF+ to Americana in the amount of $695,000.00.    Lori Hirschboeck abstained from J & L Printing, Inc. payment. M/C.
Reports:
The facilities committee went over projects that were completed. Bleachers, railings in gym and batting cage were items discussed. The steps up to the press box need work done on them due to safety reasons. The bleachers at the football field and gym were discussion items for next year.
The CAT committee reviewed the annual report.
The policy committee is reviewing the Class Trip policy at this time.
Mr. Laffen reported that the Seven Project assembly was well received by the students.  Parent-teacher conferences took place last week, with an average number of people in attendance. There will be a meeting with the teachers in a couple of weeks to discuss next year’s schedule. One more presentation on self-esteem will be given in the near future.
Mr. Cselovszki handed out information concerning the test results with comparisons from 2009-2011. The district improved in the majority of the areas, even excelling the state average in some. He informed the board that the referendum billboard is up on the corner of Hwys. 4 & 14. The referendum brochures will be sent out in the mail by next Wednesday. He asked if anyone had any questions concerning the Dashir management report that was e-mailed earlier.
A Powerpoint presentation was given by curriculum coordinators, Nancy Moore and Kevin Schneider.
They informed the board that new standards had to be implemented in the existing work. They have established criteria for staff to follow and have developed a stipend for those that meet the criteria through staff development monies. Writing dates, completion dates, checkpoint dates have been established, along with support tools for the teachers. The Wiki homepage is being developed.
Motion by Ron Geiger, 2nd by Kary Nelson to approve the dissolution of Hockey pairing between Sleepy Eye Public, St. Mary’s and Springfield Public and approve Hockey pairing agreement for 2011-12 with Sleepy Eye Public, St. Mary’s, New Ulm Public, New Ulm Cathedral, Springfield and MVL. M/C.
Transportation is not in the new agreement. The policy committee will work on the policy about the issue of transportation to home practices.  Items to be discussed: Busing when boys and girls practice at the same time and game days – whether it will be up to the parents and students utilizing permission slips.
Motion by Ron Geiger, 2nd by Casey Coulson to approve the following:
The hiring of Christine Unger as the new HS SPED paraprofessional @ 9.93/hr 6.5hr/day.
The hire of Casie Schewe as EC Specialist for Toddler Class 3hrs/class, $21.76/hr – 18 classes, Paraprofessional for two year old class 2hrs/class, $9.93/hr – 18 classes.
MSHSL Foundation Grant Application requesting funds that assist, recognize, promote and fund extra-curricular participation by high school students in athletic and fine arts programs.
Homebound instructor Angie Tauer up to 6 hrs/wk @ $20/hr.
Transportation student numbers for 2011-12 school year:  280 rural, 11 1-2 mile.
Elementary Extended day personnel;
Kate Nelson    $28.96/hr
Tammy Poncin    $32.96/hr
Annette Berg    $35.23/hr
Bruce Belseth    $36.15/hr
Samantha Breu    $22.62/hr
Cyndi Jakel    $36.38/hr
Assurance and Compliance report.
John Cselovszki as administrative LEA representative for the 2011-12 school year.
Truth and Taxation hearing date December 8, 2011 at 7:00 PM.
Year one FLY Report.        
M/C.
Member Kary Nelson introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption;
BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 84, State of Minnesota, as follows:
1. As required by Minnesota Statutes, Section 203B.121, the Board hereby establishes a ballot board to process, accept and reject absentee ballots at school district elections not held in conjunction with the state primary or state general election or that are conducted by a municipality on behalf of the school district and generally to carry out the duties of a ballot board as provided by Minnesota Statutes, Section 203B.127 and other applicable laws.
2. The ballot board must consist of a sufficient number of election judges trained in the handling of absentee ballots. The ballot board may include school district staff trained as election judges.
3. The clerk or the clerk’s designee is hereby authorized and directed to appoint the members of the ballot board. The clerk or the clerk’s designee shall establish, maintain and update a roster of members appointed to and currently serving on the ballot board and shall report to the Board from time to time as to its status.
4. Each member of the ballot board shall be paid reasonable compensation for services rendered during an election at the same rate as other election judges; provided, however, if a staff member is already being compensated for regular duties, additional compensation shall not be paid for ballot board duties performed during that staff member’s duty day.
Therefore the following individuals are appointed to the Ballot Board; Pam Wendt, Agnes Dietz and Shirley Cannon.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Ron Geiger, on a roll call vote, the following voted in favor: Casey Coulson, Sheila Wurtzberger, Darla Remus, Ron Geiger, Sheila Schmid, Kary Nelson, and Lori Hirschboeck
And the following voted against: None
Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Motion by Casey Coulson, 2nd by Ron Geiger, to approve SEEA Master Agreement for the 2011-13 school years as presented. M/C.
Motion by Casey Coulson, 2nd by Kary Nelson to approve MSEA Master Agreement for the 2011-13 school years as presented. M/C.            
Motion by Lori Hirschboeck, 2nd by Sheila Wurtzberger, to approve non-union support salary and benefits as presented for the2011-13 school years. M/C.
Next meeting is Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 PM.
Motion by Ron Geiger, 2nd by Casey Coulson, to adjourn meeting at 8:30 p.m. M/C.                        Respectfully submitted,
Lori Hirschboeck, clerk

Published in the Sleepy Eye Herald-Dispatch Nov. 17, 2011.