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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
NEW BALSAM TOWNSHIP FIRE HALL
Notice is hereby given that sealed Bids will be received by Balsam Township, Bovey, Minnesota, at 41388 Scenic Highway, Bovey, Minnesota, until 6:00 P.M. on April 15, 2014, for the construction of the New Balsam Township Fire Hall, Bovey, Minnesota. At said time bids will be publicly opened, read aloud, and tabled for review and action at the next Township Board Meeting. Bids received after said time and date of receipt will be returned unopened.
All bids must be sealed and clearly marked, “BID FOR: New Balsam Township Fire Hall, Bovey, MN”, along with the bidder’s name, and must be accompanied by a certified check or bidder’s bond in the amount of five percent (5%) of the net base bid amount, payable to the order of Balsam Township, Bovey, MN 55709, as warranty that the successful bidder will enter into a contract and furnish the usual Bonds (Performance Bond and Labor and Material Payment Bond) as required by the Specifications within ten (10) days after Notice of Award of Contract.
Bid Documents (plans and specifications) will be available electronically beginning Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Free access to the plans & specifications may be obtained by contacting HAWK Construction, Inc. (218) 327-0069. Pre-printed plans and specifications can be obtained for a nonrefundable cost of $100 per complete set of plans and specifications or $3.00 per plan sheet and $.10 per specification page. This project shall comply with Minnesota Statute 177.41--44, commonly known as the Little Davis – Bacon Act.
No Bidder shall modify, withdraw or cancel his Bid or any part thereof for thirty (30) days after the date designated for the receipt of bids. The Owner reserves the right to reject, for any reason including funding, any and all bids and to waive any defects or informalities in any proposal or bid and to award the contract to other than the lowest bidder, if in their discretion the interests of the project will be best served thereby.
A Pre-Bid meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. prevailing time on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, for contractor’s information and questions. The meeting will commence at the site of the New Balsam Township Fire Hall, 41420 Scenic Highway, Bovey,
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SRNF March 27; April 3, 2014
City Of Marble
City Clerk’s Office
P.O. Box 38
Marble, MN 55764
INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF:
Assistant Maintenance Worker/
Assistant Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
OPENING DATE: 03-20-14
CLOSING DATE: 04-07-14
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY: To assist the Street Commissioner with all skilled labor and maintenance work with the City streets, storm sewers, water mains, sewer lines, buildings, equipment, and parks; The ability to acquire licensing for the operation required at the Waste Water Treatment Plant. Perform related duties as required.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
• Operation and maintenance of the municipal water and wastewater system
• Operation and Maintenance of the sewer collection systems
• Snow removal
• Maintaining Streets, Sidewalks, City Buildings and Parks
• Operation and maintenance of city vehicles, heavy equipment and all other related equipment
• Procession of carpentry skill, plumbing, basic electrical and small engine repair skills
• Supervision of seasonal or casual laborers and any other duties assigned by the City Council.
• Lawn Mowing
• Must possess good public relation skills, and communication skill
• Maintain and record and file maintenance records, safety records and other job related records.
• Must have a flexible schedule and be willing to be on call and to work evenings and weekends, Holiday rotation.
• Response time of 15 minutes.
• High School Diploma or equivalent
• 2 year post-secondary education – provide transcript
• Pass a physical examination
• Pass a background check
• Pass a drug and alcohol check
• Valid MN Driver’s license CDL class B – provide copy
• Class D Water/Waste Water Operators licensure or ability to obtain within two years of hire date
• Ability to lift a minimum of 70 pounds
This is an entry level Union position. Competitive Wages, Health Insurance, Life Insurance and Dental insurance.
Nashwauk Keewatin Public Schools, Independent School District No. 319
MINUTES OF THE SCHOOL BOARD REGULAR MEETING OF
FEBRUARY 18, 2014
6:00 p.m. ▪ Telepresence Room, Nashwauk Keewatin High School ▪ Nashwauk, Minnesota
The Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors, Nashwauk Keewatin Schools, ISD #319, was called to order at 6:00 p.m. on February 18, 2014 in the Telepresence Room, 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 start, adding item 8f - Consent Agenda, to the Agenda. Item number 5, Public Input, moved to number 6. Presentation moved to number 5. Smith requested to add item 8g – Televised Board Meetings. Motion to approve agenda as amended by Haigh, supported by Peratalo. All in favor. MC.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion by Damjanovich, supported by Peratalo to approve minutes of the January 21, 2014 regular meeting. All in favor. MC.
IASC Technology and Community Education Updates via telepresence. Melanie DeBay and Jen McInerney joined the meeting via telepresence and provided an update on Community Education and Nashwauk-Keewatin programming. Steve Randall and Randy Longmore also joined the meeting via telepresence and provided an update on IASC technology and security. At this point, the meeting moved to Room 102 for the remainder of the meeting.
PUBLIC INPUT (Speaker/Topic)
Heard from Ed Bolf regarding 9-Man football and asked if the Board would support bringing to Nashwauk-Keewatin. Mr. Bolf will meet with the Principal/Activities Director, Mr. Britten, for discussion.
HIGH STANDARDS & QUALITY PROGRAMS
a) Elementary Report: Mr. Hardy provided a written report and also added appreciation to Mel DeBay, Jen McInerney and Marsha Benolken for making Keewatin a better place to learn with such programs as Kinder Academy. Also commended Stephanie Blundell for starting a Gifted and Talented program in Keewatin. Summarized testing results.
b) High School Report: Mr. Britten summarized his written report.
c) Teachers Shelly Flaten and Troy Grunenwald presented an update on how the teachers are learning to use the Marzano Model of Effective Instruction and demonstrated the lesson segments teachers are currently learning. Superintendent Adams thanked all the teachers for the work put into this system and the positive impact on teaching and learning.
RESPECTFUL AND RESPONSIBLE
a) Approve January, 2014 Claims/Treasurer’s Report. Motioned by Haigh, seconded by Peratalo to approve January 2014 Claims/Treasurer’s report. All in favor, MC.
b) Motion by Peratalo, supported by Haigh to approve 2013-2014 District Calendar. All in favor. MC.
c) Resolution of School Board Supporting FORM B/C Application to Minnesota State High School League. Peratalo read the resolution which was introduced and motioned for approval by Haigh. Damjanovich supported the motion. Roll call – ayes: Smith, Sundquist, Haigh, Peratalo, Damjanovich, Kalmi. Resolution approved and adopted.
d) Motion by Peratalo, supported by Haigh to approve Revised Policy 616, School District System Accountability. All in favor. MC.
e) Consider Full Time Leave of Absence Request for Bryan Miskovich from February 16, 2014 to March 17, 2014. Superintendent Adams provided background and recommendation to approve. Motion by Kalmi to approve leave of absence request, supported by Peratalo. Discussion. All in favor. MC.
f) Consent Agenda. Haigh abstained from vote. Motion by Peratalo, supported by Kalmi to approve consent agenda as follows:
1. Approve hire of Josh Lamppa, Head Baseball Coach, effective 2013-2014, $4,000.00.
2. Approve hire of Kyle Haigh, Assistant Baseball Coach, effective 2013-2014, $2,800.00.
3. Approve hire of Josh Solem, Assistant Softball Coach, effective 2013-2014, 2,800.00.
4. Approve hire of John Stewart, Head Softball Coach, effective 2013-2014, $4,000.00.
All in favor. MC.
g) Televised Board Meetings: Discussion. Member Smith brought forward discussion on televising board meetings. Superintendent Adams will price out costs of ITV room remodel and equipment costs and bring back to the board.
From the School Board – Sundquist inquired about the status of the board workshop he requested. Adams noted the next workshop would cover upcoming levy and items Sundquist addressed. Damjanovich gave a brief update on the Multi-District Day (MDD) event and keynote speaker, Jamie Vollmer. Kalmi noted she also attended the morning session of MDD as well as the RAMS annual meeting. Smith asked for follow-up on item Bill King brought to the board previously regarding the Booster Club request for the district to take back some activities. Adams noted that he has had recent conversation with Mr. King.
From the Teachers – Troy Grunenwald spoke about a unique learning opportunity for students. He is team teaching a college writing class with an ICC instructor. The class is going very well. Students passing with a C or better will automatically get into a Composition class at any MnSCU college. Grunenwald thanked Dr. Barb McDonald and Pat Mathias from ICC for this opportunity. Grunenwald also requested a Meet & Confer to be scheduled.
From the Superintendent – Mr. Adams summarized his written report, highlighting Marzano training and Multi-District Day. Adams thanked Damjanovich and Kalmi for attending the 7 a.m. breakfast with Jamie Vollmer and the MDD session at the Reif Center.
a. Election of Officer – Chairperson.
Nominations for the office of Chairperson were opened. Peratalo nominated Kalmi. Kalmi called for further nominations. Smith nominated Damjanovich. A third call for nominations resulted in no further nominations. Roll call: Sundquist, Smith and Damjanovich vote in favor of Damjanovich for Chair; Haigh, Peratalo and Kalmi vote in favor of Kalmi for Chair. The vote remained deadlocked. Damjanovich then withdrew her nomination. Haigh nominated Kalmi for the office of Chair. A call for further nominations for the office of chair resulted with no further nominations. Kalmi is declared the Chairperson for 2014.
NEW BUSINESS: None.
CLOSED SESSION: At this point, Kalmi closed the meeting for the purpose of the Superintendent Evaluation. Time: 7:53 p.m.
Closed session ended and meeting reopened for the purpose to adjourn at 9:01 p.m.
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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received, publicly opened, and read aloud by representatives of the City of Calumet, Minnesota, at the City Hall, P.O. Box 375, 932 Gary Street, Calumet, Minnesota 55716, in said City at 10:00 AM, on Friday, April 14, 2014, for furnishing all work and materials for the construction of 3rd and 4th Avenue Watermain Improvements consisting of the following approximate quantities:
920 LF 8” DIP CL. 52 Watermain;
1 LS Temporary Water Service;
13 EA 1” Copper Water Services;
600 LBS Watermain Fittings;
1400 CY Common Excavation
1350 TN CL. 5 Aggregate Base
700 TN Bituminous Paving
1840 LF Concrete Curb and Gutter
1110 SY Sodding
Proposal forms, contract documents, drawings and specifications as prepared by TKDA, are on file for inspection in the office of the City Clerk and in the office of the Engineers, whose address is 444 Cedar Street, Suite 1500, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101-2140.
Complete digital Proposal Forms, Plans, and Specifications for use by Contractors submitting a bid are available on www.questcdn.com. You may download the digital plan documents for a non-refundable price of $25.00 by inputting Quest Project No. 3170886 on the website’s Project search page. Please contact Quest Construction Data Network, LLC at (952) 233-1632 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information.
Contractors desiring drawings, specifications and related documents for the purpose of submitting a bid may secure them from the Engineers upon deposit of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) for each set. The deposit will not be refunded.
No bid will be considered unless it is securely sealed in an envelope and filed with the City Clerk prior to the time noted above for the closing of bids.
Each bid must be accompanied by a bid bond or cashier’s check payable to the City of Calumet in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the total bid as a guarantee that the bidder, if successful, will enter into a contract with the Owner for the work described in the proposal. This deposit will be subject to forfeiture as provided by law. The deposits for the three lowest bidders will be retained by the Owner until the contract has been awarded and executed but not longer than sixty (60) days. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days following the bid opening.
The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive informalities or to award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder, in the best interest of the Owner.
The City Council will consider award of contracts at a regular meeting to be held at April 15 2014.
Dated: March 17, 2014
Published in the Duluth News Tribune - March 20, 2014.
Published in the Scenic Range News Forum –March 20 and 27, 2014.
SRNF March 20, 27, 2014