Public Notices December 8, 2021
EVERGREEN HILL CEMETERY MEETING
Evergreen Hill Cemetery will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Staples Community Center.
Bob Reeck, Sec./Treas.
STAPLES TOWNSHIP NOTICE OF FILING
Staples Township is accepting filings for:
Supervisor for a three (3) year term
Clerk for a two (2) year term
The filing period for these offices opens at the home of the Clerk located at 48301 County 21, Staples, on December 28, 2021 and closes at 5:00 p.m. on January 11, 2022.
Filing fee is $2.00.
Please contact Bonnie Thoele at 218-296-2151 to file for office.
Bonnie Thoele, Clerk
School Board Minutes
Staples-Motley School Board meeting - #6
Oct. 18, 2021,
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order with Winkels, Lund, Freeman, B. Anderson, Reeck and L. Anderson present (comprising a quorum). Also attending: Supt. Tappe; Finances, Regan; Principals Johnson and Schmidt; several students, employees and community members; Staples World Managing Editor, Anderson and Recording Secretary, Madson. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited
Motion by Lund, seconded by Freeman, to add agenda items #14 and #15. MC
Motion by Reeck, seconded by B. Anderson, to adopt the agenda. MC
Chair Winkels recognized the group and thanked them for coming.
Superintendent Performance Review Summary
Following a Closed Session on Sept. 20, the Staples-Motley School Board completed an assessment of Superintendent Tappe’s strengths and opportunities for growth as part of the Superintendent evaluation process. The School Board reviewed a summary of these areas with Supt. Tappe. Goals were set for this year with the next review to take place in May/June of 2022. The board would like to thank Supt. Tappe for his leadership and look forward to a continued positive working relationship.
Damien Williams presented the latest architectural renderings and reviewed the timeline for the project. The Board will approve the final project documents at the Nov. meeting.
Motion by Freeman, seconded by L. Anderson, to approve the Consent Agenda. MC
Grants and Donations
Approve the Resolution to Accept Donations and Grants in the amount of $1,465.
Motion by B. Anderson, seconded by Winkels, to approve the Resolution to Accept Donations and Grants in the amount of $ 1,465. MC
Financial Report - Mr. Regan presented the financials
Motion by B. Anderson, seconded by Reeck, to authorize payment of the vouchers. MC
Curriculum and Other
Staples-Motley Curriculum Council Plan of Action (Information only - no action needed)
Motion by Freeman, seconded by Winkels, to approve the revised 2016-2017 Safe Routes to School Plan. MC
This is a collaborative effort between Todd County, the City of Staples and the School District to apply for grants which would enable a walking and bike trail system between the MS/HS and the elementary as well as a trail from the current trail to 4th St.
Motion by Lund, seconded by Freeman, to approve the 2022-2025 Superintendent’s Contract with Shane Tappe. MC
Reports were heard from Principals, Superintendent, Activities Director and SMEA President
Motion by B. Anderson, seconded by Winkels, to adjourn the meeting at 6:30 pm. MC
Complete minutes can be viewed at www.isd2170.k12.mn.us
School Board WORK SESSION - MEETING #7
Nov. 1, 2021, 6 p.m.
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order with Winkels, Lund, Freeman, B. Anderson, Reeck and L. Anderson present (comprising a quorum). Also attending: Supt. Tappe; Finances, Regan; Principals Johnson and Schmidt; several employees and community members; Staples World Managing Editor, Anderson and Recording Secretary, Madson. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited
Motion by Freeman, seconded by B. Anderson, to adopt the agenda. MC
Greg Crowe, Ehlers, reviewed the funding for the facility project and introduced the option of moving ahead with funding for Phase II. Selling additional bonds would extend the debt, but would ensure completion of the entire project. The goal would be to keep the tax impact consistent. This would mean calling for the sale of bonds in December, with the actual sale taking place in January or February.
If the district decides to wait, construction inflation and interest rates will mean higher cost, or not being able to complete the entire project.
The Board should also consider the possibility of pursuing a voter approved bond in 2024.
Motion by B. Anderson, seconded by Lund, to adjourn the meeting at 6:30 p.m. MC