CITY OF LAPRAIRIE, MINNESOTA
Notice of Hearing on Improvement
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Notice is hereby given that the City Council of LaPrairie, Minnesota will meet in the council chambers in the city hall at 6:00 p.m., Monday, June 16, 2014, to consider the making of an improvement on Spruce Street from Voges Avenue to Walter Avenue and on Walter Avenue from Trunk Highway 2 to Pleasant Street by the installation of bituminous overlay, pavement repair, crack repair, culvert replacement, shouldering, restoration, and related improvements and to assess the benefited property for all or a portion of the cost of the improvement, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 429.1011 to 429.111. The area proposed to be assessed for such improvement is generally described as that property abutting on the above-described improvement. The estimated cost of the improvement is $152,894. A reasonable estimate of the impact of the assessment will be available at the hearing. Such persons as desire to be heard with reference to the proposed improvement will be heard at this meeting.
Marilyn Carlson, City Clerk
SRNF June 5, 12, 2014
City of Nashwauk
Mayor Hendricks called the meeting to order at 4:30 in the council chambers.
Members Present: Hendricks, Bolf, Heyblom, Gangl, Fragnito-Smith. Members Absent: none.
*Motion by Bolf, seconded by Heyblom to approve the minutes of the April 22, 2014 council meeting and the Board of Appeals meeting. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Gangl, seconded by Hendricks to approve all bills signed and file the claims report as official record. Ayes all present—motion carried.
Karen Calaguire - computer quotes and Easter holiday pay.
Hendricks discussed the quotes in the packet, new tablets will be purchased for both ambulances, laptop and desktop for coordinator’s office. Plus all the new hookups for internet and router security. Bolf recommended that the old computers be brought to city hall. Also there was another tower that was used before, Calaguire said that was still at the fire hall in storage. Hendricks suggested the conference room be kept up to date for internet access for meetings etc.
*Motion by Heyblom, seconded by Fragnito-Smith to purchase the computers from MCD for the ambulance service. Ayes all present—motion carried.
Ben DeNucci - Police Commission: recommendation to appoint Joe Dasovich to assistant chief. They had discussed with Dimich and Mandich to advance Dasovich when Maddern takes over as chief.
*Motion by Hendricks, seconded by Heyblom to advance Dasovich to Assistant Chief as of June 1, 2014. Ayes all present—motion carried.
DeNucci also recommended Derek Peterlin for patrol officer position, to make a conditional offer of employment upon passing all testing and submitting proper paperwork.
*Motion by Heyblom, seconded by Fragnito-Smith to offer Derek Peterlin the patrol officer position contingent upon submission to clerks’ office all required documentation and clearing testing. Ayes all present—motion carried.
Nobody showed to request use of rec center-no action taken
*Motion by Bolf, seconded by Gangl to approve the communications as read. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Heyblom, seconded by Gangl to approve the consent agenda as follows:
1) N-K Fastpitch to clean the ditches in Nashwauk for a donation of $250.
2) Approve ride along request for Joseph Broneak with the police department.
3) Approve the following ESSAR invoices contingent upon PUC approval: Sycom $42,745.73; JK Mechanical $180.00; USA Electric $2,458.47; JPJ $4,307.66, $1,399.60, $650.00, $2,600.00, $1,216.80, $3,515.80; Adams Consulting $2,629.50; McGrann Shea $$3,452.50, $$6,535.00; Sherner Power $3,845.20; Casper $1,752.00; Lake States $6,279.20.
Ayes all present—motion carried
*Motion by Gangl, seconded by Fragnito-Smith to approve the contract with Genetics for $1,000 and to play at the 4th of July dance from 7 to 11 p.m. per the 4th of July committee recommendation. Ayes—Gangl, Fragnito-Smith, Hendricks, Heyblom; Nay-Bolf.
Discussed West entrance into city hall—had an estimate before and it was quite expensive to fix the ramp and stairs. Will look at getting a quote and decide what to do.
*Motion by Heyblom, seconded by Gangl to hire the following for the part-time summer help: Paul Baldwin, Jordan Peratalo, Mirranda Hoshal, Danielle Bruns, Leah Fillman, Thomas Fillman, contingent upon completion of all required documentation and passing testing; pay $8.00 per hour. Ayes - Heyblom, Bolf, Fragnito-Smith, Gangl. Abstain - Hendricks. Motion carried.
*Motion by Heyblom, seconded by Gangl to approve final pay estimate #3 for Bozich addition from Casper construction in the amount of $8,298.39 contingent upon PUC approval and to approve the change order #4 for Bozich addition to decrease the contract with Casper Construction by $1,308.25 contingent upon PUC approval. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Gangl, seconded by Fragnito-Smith to approve easement agreement with the NPUC for Bozich addition and allow Mayor to sign. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Heyblom, seconded by Gangl to approve the easement agreement with the NPUC for the overhead power line within the city and allow Mayor to sign. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Bolf, seconded by Fragnito-Smith to approve amendment 1 to the joint powers agreement with the BCA, attorney approved, and allow the Mayor and Clerk to sign. Ayes all present—motion carried.
Discuss cable TV providers: Hendricks discussed the choices available to the city or for those to come into town and provided our community with internet or TV. He has set up a meeting with Paul Bunyan to see what they have to offer. Bolf suggested we look at the Mediacom agreement currently in place. It was noted that it is a non-exclusive agreement. The meeting will be on Monday, May 19th and Hendricks and Bolf will attend the meeting.
*Motion by Gangl, seconded by Bolf to approve the school to use the dunk tank on May 20th at the school’s fun day. All insurance and required paperwork to be on file. Ayes all present—motion carried.
Update - the school will be cleaning the city for 2 hours on Tuesday, May 20th. The youth group from the Catholic Church will also be doing service work at city hall—they will be planting flowers on May 21st.
*Committee Reports/Mayor and council concerns:
Mayor Hendricks - discuss blight areas in town - Hendricks read the letter from the concerned resident. Gangl suggested that residents contact the police department for any of these issues and if they are not resolved then it should come to the city council. Heyblom asked if the PD was familiar with the ordinance and if they see the blight do they take care of it, or wait until the letters are sent out? Vraa commented on the questions. Heyblom said if there is an issue with blight the police department doesn’t need a letter or a council request to take care of the problem.
Special meeting May 15th at 3:30 p.m. to discuss auditor recommendations and clerk duties.
Discussed the tank removal at the Spur Station. The MPCA said that Wesanto has not contacted them or followed through with their requests. The tanks should be removed after one year, if there is a fire code or ordinance about underground tanks in the city then it could be enforced. If not the city can remove it and assess the property owner. The petro fund only would help pay for the cleanup if necessary. They don’t pay for tank removal. The removal of the pumps was also discussed as it would clean up the lot. Dimich concurred along with the court order that was in place that they could be removed. The council agreed and the clerk was asked to contact Bougalis and see if that is something they can do.
*Motion by Heyblom, seconded by Gangl to adjourn at 5:30 p.m. Ayes all present—motion carried.
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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
PROJECT NO: TAC14-02
OWNER: CITY OF TACONITE, MINNESOTA
SEALED BIDS FOR: 2014 SANITARY SEWER IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT including the approximate quantities:
Remove Pavement – 1,543 Sq. Yd.; Remove Structures – 4 Each; Sawing Pavement – 453 Lin. Ft.; Common Excavation – 1,015 Cu. Yd.; Select Granular Borrow – 518 Cu. Yd.; Geotextile Fabric – 1,555 Sq. Yd.; Aggregate Base Class V – 300 Cu. Yd.; Bituminous Mixture – 390 Tons; PVC Sewer SDR 35 – 1,207 Lin. Ft.; Drainage Structure – 50 Lin. Ft.; Casting Assembly – 4 Each; Concrete Sidewalk – 161 Sq. Ft.; Concrete Driveway Pavement – 126 Sq. Yd.; Sodding – 310 Sq. Yd.;
Bids will be received by City of Taconite, City Clerk, City Hall, M.E. Chamberlain Community Center, 26 Haynes Street South, P.O. Box 137, Taconite, Minnesota 55786 until 10:00 A.M. local time June 26, 2014, and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud.
The information for Bidders, Form of Bid, Form of Contract, Plans and Specifications, and Forms of Bid Bond, Performance and Payment Bond, and other contract documents may be examined at the following: Benchmark Engineering, Inc. and the City of Taconite – City Clerk’s Office.
Copies of the bidding documents may be obtained at the office of Benchmark Engineering Inc. located at 8878 Main Street, P.O. Box 261, Mountain Iron, MN 55768-0261, Phone: 218-735-8914, upon payment of $60.00 (non-refundable, sales tax included). Electronic documents are available from QuestCDN, Project No. 3344672 for $20.00 (non-refundable, sales tax included).
The Owner reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all bids. Each Bidder must deposit, with their bid, security in the amount, form and subject to the conditions provided in the Information for Bidders. The bid should be in a sealed envelope with the project name, bid date and time clearly labeled on the outside.
All applicable state laws relative to wage rates shall apply on this project. Contractors will be required to submit payroll reports. No Bidder may withdraw their bid within 35 days after the actual date of the opening thereof.
Lauri M. Camilli
DATE: May 29, 2014
SRNF June 5, 12, 2014
CITY OF KEEWATIN
A regular meeting of the city council was held on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM in the council chambers.
Members present: Mayor King, Council: Koprivec, Clusiau and Graves and Clerk Christensen.
A motion was made by Koprivec and seconded by Clusiau to accept the items on the consent agenda as submitted:
1. Accept the minutes of the April 23, 2014 regular meeting
2. Approve the April 2014 payroll
3. Pay the bills
A motion was made by Koprivec and seconded by Clusiau to set a public hearing for May 28th at 4:30 p.m. to discuss the Wellhead Protection Plan. Motion Carried
A motion was made by Graves and seconded by Koprivec to pass Resolution 2014-3, a resolution authorizing the City of Keewatin to make application to and accept funds from the IRRRB Comprehensive Plan Grant Program. Motion Carried with the following roll call vote: Clusiau - yes, Christensen - yes, King - yes, Graves - yes, Koprivec - yes.
A discussion was held on the Ordinance to Lake Country Power and their response. City Attorney John Dimich will review the changes and response and a meeting will be set up.
Benchmark Engineering is here to request authorization to do the plans and specs for the water looping project. The approximate cost of the project is $72,882.70. A motion was made by Clusiau and seconded by Graves to allow Benchmark to start the surveying for the project. Motion Carried
A motion was made by Graves and seconded by Koprivec to allow the N-K Booster Club to use the city hall garage on June 14th for a fundraiser. Motion Carried
A motion was mady by Graves and seconded by Clusiau to transfer $1,500 to the 4th of July fund for this year’s celebration. Motion Carried.
Fire Chief Blake Liend appeared before the council to discuss the purchase of a 2014 Ranger 800 6x6. The cost of the vehicle would be $22,675. A Department of Natural Resources Grant will be submitted for the slide-in unit for the back of the machine. The Ranger will be purchased from Willie’s in McGregor and the funds will come from the Fire Relief Association. A motion was made by Clusiau and seconded by Koprivec to request $22,675 from the Fire Relief Association to purchase the 2014 Ranger. Motion Carried
Fire Chief Blake Liend stated they have lost two firemen due to them moving out of town and they are down to 12 firemen. The Fire Department will be interviewing new members in July.
Assign to next Agenda:
1. General Waste - this item will be the last item for discussion
A motion was made by Koprivec and seconded by Graves to adjourn. Motion Carried
The following bills were approved for payment:
CITY OF KEEWATIN
Check # Date Search Name Amount
050802 05/14/14 Ameripride $24.20
050803 05/14/14 Carquest Auto Parts $292.98
050804 05/14/14 Dimich Law Office $780.00
050805 05/14/14 Guardian Pest Solutions Inc. $60.00
050806 05/14/14 Industrial Lubricant Company $119.82
050807 05/14/14 Itasca County Sheriff Dept. $26.02
050808 05/14/14 Keewatin Auto Repair $678.98
050809 05/14/14 Keewatin Sinclair $1,124.22
050810 05/14/14 L&L Rentals $96.00
050811 05/14/14 Latvala Oil Company, Inc. $2,213.30
050812 05/14/14 Lowes, Inc. $2,673.66
050813 05/14/14 Macqueen Equipment Inc. $507.64
050814 05/14/14 Mediacom $49.95
050815 05/14/14 Minnesota Energy Resource Inc. $5,112.83
050816 05/14/14 MN Voice Solutions $600.00
050817 05/14/14 MTI Distributing, Inc. $20,290.06
050818 05/14/14 Nashwauk Hardware Hank, Inc. $54.36
050819 05/14/14 Northern Business Prod. $164.97
050820 05/14/14 Postmaster $196.00
050821 05/14/14 Precious Paws $100.00
050822 05/14/14 Public Utilities $158.06
050823 05/14/14 Range Paging, Inc. $141.08
050824 05/14/14 Scenic Range NewsForum $371.28
050825 05/14/14 Thronson, Susan $262.08
050826 05/14/14 Ziegler Inc. $264.57
SRNF June 5, 2014
Nashwauk Keewatin Public Schools, Independent School District No. 319
MINUTES OF THE SCHOOL BOARD REGULAR MEETING OF
APRIL 15, 2014
6:00 p.m. ▪ Room 102,
Nashwauk Keewatin High School
CALL TO ORDER
The Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors, Nashwauk Keewatin Schools, ISD #319, was called to order at 6:00 p.m. on April 15, 2014 in Room 102, Nashwauk Keewatin High School, Nashwauk, Minnesota, by Chairperson Barb Kalmi. Directors present: Jeff Sundquist, Mary Jane Damjanovich, Barb Kalmi, Lisa Peratalo, Kyle Haigh and Ron Smith. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chairperson Kalmi.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
An amended agenda was provided prior to meeting time. Motion by Haigh to approve agenda with revisions, supported by Peratalo. All in favor. MC.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion by Haigh, supported by Peratalo to approve minutes of the March 18, 2014 regular meeting. All in favor. MC.
PUBLIC INPUT (Speaker/Topic) – Heard from Ed Bolf regarding next step for 9-man football. Bolf also had questions regarding some of the claims paid by the district. Heard from Wayne LaBine regarding coaching hires.
HIGH STANDARDS & QUALITY PROGRAMS
a) Elementary Report: Mr. Hardy provided a written report and highlighted the testing in progress as well as the Fitnessgram grant that was received by the school.
b) High School Report: Mr. Britten provided a written report and also highlighted the testing in progress along with the Perpich Arts Integration Network of Teachers (PAINT) for which three teachers applied and have been recommended for acceptance. Also congratulated student Luke Kingsbury for advancing to the State 7A Speech tournament.
RESPECTFUL AND RESPONSIBLE
a) Approve March, 2014 Claims/Treasurer’s Report. Motioned by Haigh, seconded by Peratalo to approve March 2014 Claims/Treasurer’s report. All in favor, MC.
b) Acknowledgement of grants. Motion by Kalmi, supported by Sundquist to acknowledge the following grants:
- Minnesota State High School League Spring 2014 Grant, $2,000.00
- State of Minnesota-Department of Health, FITNESSGRAM Grant, $5,000.00
All in favor. MC
c) Motion by Haigh, supported by Peratalo to approve the annual review of Policy 410 Family and Medical Leave. All in favor. MC.
d) Consent Agenda. Motion by Haigh, supported by Peratalo to approve consent agenda as follows:
1) Approve lane change, Jessica Noonan to BA+20, step 5 effective the 2014-2015 school year, $49,546 (1.0FTE)
2) Approve resignation of Jeff Solberg, Technology Coordinator, effective April 11, 2014.
3) Approve hire of Kyle Giorgi, Head Boys Basketball Coach, effective 2014-2015, $4,000.00.
4) Approve hire of Dan Owens, Co-Head Girls Basketball Coach, effective 2014-2015, $3,400.00.
5) Approve hire of Warren Stolp, Co-Head Girls Basketball Coach, effective 2014-2015, $3,400.00.
All in favor. MC.
a. From the School Board – Sundquist reported conversation with Superintendent Adams regarding 9-man football. Haigh thanked the board for the support for baseball team spring training in Florida. The board acknowledged Jeff Solberg’s great work with the district and wished him well in his new endeavor.
b. From the Teachers – Seventh grade PE and Health teacher, Kyle Giorgi, introduced himself to the board.
c. From Buildings and Grounds – Mark Case noted the crew is preparing grounds for spring sports.
d. From the Business Manager – Mark Case reported on the door access progress and noted that he is working on budget revisions and forecasts. Will have available to the board soon.
e. From the Superintendent – Mr. Adams was absent; a written report was provided to the board.
OLD BUSINESS: None.
NEW BUSINESS: None.
Motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:25 p.m. by Haigh, supported by Peratalo. All in favor. MC.
SRNF June 5, 2014
The City of Coleraine will hold the its annual
cleanup day on Monday, June 16th, 2014
starting at 7:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Any Coleraine resident who receives a utility bill
from the City of Coleraine is eligible to participate.
2014 COLERAINE CLEAN-UP DAY
MONDAY, JUNE 16TH, 2014
BEGINS AT 7:00 AM, ENDS AT 3:00 PM
COLERAINE RESIDENTS ONLY
SORT ITEMS WHERE YOUR NORMAL
GARBAGE IS PICKED UP
ITEMS WHICH ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE
TIRES OR BATTERIES DEMOLITION
FOOD WASTE SOLVENTS
PAINT AND THINNERS SHINGLES
PETROLEUM PRODUCTS WOOD PALLETS
CONCRETE FLUORESCENT LIGHTS
ROCKS, BRUSH, STUMPS, LEAVES SHEETROCK/DRYWALL
PORCELAIN TOILETS LAWN MOWERS
RECYCLABLES SCRAP METAL
SMALL ENGINES CAST IRON
ELECTRONICS WHICH ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE
COMPUTER EQUIPMENT KEYBOARDS
SCANNERS, PRINTERS TELEPHONES
VCR’S, DVD, STEREO’S CD PLAYERS
CELL PHONES TELEVISION SETS
ALL OTHER HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE IS ACCEPTABLE
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
WASTE MANAGEMENT AT 322-5004
Coleraine Town Hall Meeting
June 12th, 2014
The City of Coleraine is holding a Town Hall Meeting to begin the update process of the Coleraine Comprehensive Plan at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at the Nyberg Community Center at 302 Roosevelt Avenue in Coleraine. Attendees are invited to share their ideas about the City’s goals, objectives and action steps for the future.
Topics in the Comprehensive Plan include transportation, economic development, housing, recreation, intergovernmental relationships, etc. The Comprehensive Plan will serve as a guide for City decisions for the next five plus years.
The June 12th, 2014 Town Hall Meeting provides the residents of Coleraine and the surrounding area a chance to participate in the process by helping to set community goals. The meeting will include a review of the planning process and the previous plan, along with a reevaluation of existing goals and strategies for the community.
Citizen participation in the Town Hall Meeting is critical to the success of the Comprehensive Plan. Residents, elected officials, business owners, and other stakeholders from the area surrounding Coleraine are also encouraged to attend.
The City of Coleraine is working with the professional planning staff from Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) to complete the planning process.
For more information on the Coleraine Comprehensive Plan, please visit:
www.arrowheadplanning.org/ColeraineUpdate or contact:
221 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802
The Greenway Joint Recreation Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hodgins-Berardo Arena, Coleraine, Minnesota.
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