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Lanesboro school board approves board salaries


Fri, Jan 22nd, 2010
Posted in Government

The school board of the Lanesboro Independent School District met for its annual organizational meeting, followed by its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 21. All board members were present. Chairman David Ruen called the meeting to order. The board amended the agenda along with one additional item and approved minutes from the December 17 meeting.

Organizational Meeting

The following board salaries were approved: Chairperson, $1,400; Clerk, $1,100; Treasurer, $1,100; Directors, $900; Chief Negotiator, $450; Other Negotiator, $350; and Education District, $250.

The board also held its election of officers with the following positions approved: David Ruen, Chairperson; Dave Lawstuen, Vice Chairperson; Clerk, Linda Sifford; and Treasurer, Eric Miehlisch. The board unanimously approved to continue serving on committees to which they had previously been assigned.

In other organizational items, the Republican Leader was named the official newspaper for the district and The Associated Bank of Lanesboro its official depository. Dick Nethercutt was approved as Legal Counsel for the district.

The board authorized Superintendent Jeff Boggs to make investments on behalf of the district and the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. was set for the board's regular monthly meeting.

New Business

The board approved December 2009 financial statements and treasurer's report without discussion.

The board passed a resolution directing administration to make recommendations for reductions in programs and positions with accompanying reasons. The resolution is something that is passed routinely each year and no specific action is being looked at currently, according to Boggs.

Boggs updated the board on a juried high school arts show currently being held at the Lanesboro Arts Center. The show features exhibits from students in Lanesboro, Chosen Valley, Fillmore Central and Rushford-Peterson schools. Board member Sara Decker added that about 15 students from Lanesboro were involved in the art show. She asked the board to officially recognize the Lanesboro students who are taking part in the exhibition. Both Boggs and Decker encouraged board members to visit the show.

During a discussion portion of the agenda, Boggs updated the board on a federal Race for the Top program, designed to re-create better education. States may apply for available federal funds. According to Boggs, Min .....
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Peterson city council

Fri, Jan 22nd, 2010
Posted in Government

The regular meeting of the Peterson City Council was called to order by Mayor Chuck Eidenschink. Council members present were: Tim Hallum, Bill Grindland, Randy Benson, and Rick Lee. Molly Melander, city administrator, was also present. Jan Smaby wa ..... 
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Wykoff discusses water usage

Mon, Jan 18th, 2010
Posted in Government

The Wykoff City Council held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, December 14, 2009, at 7:01 pm in the Municipal Building with the following members present: Mike Holzer-mayor, Jeremy Comstock, Betty Niemeyer, Tim Grabau, Michele Hitchcock, Cheryl ..... 
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Harmony discusses projects

Mon, Jan 18th, 2010
Posted in Government

A public hearing was held before the Harmony City Council meeting on January 12. Several residents who have property adjacent to 3rd St. SW in Harmony were in attendance to discuss the upcoming street repairs and assessments.

Brett Grabau, t ..... 
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Boundary expansion for Forestville?

Mon, Jan 18th, 2010
Posted in Government



Mark White, Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park and Lake Louise State Park, informed the board about a possible boundary expansion for Forestville State Park. The proposed boundary line expansion would include about 469 acres of Vreeman famil ..... 
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Rushford city council gets off to a fresh start

Fri, Jan 15th, 2010
Posted in Government

The new council convened for the first time Monday, January 11, and there were slight, yet noticeable changes to the flow of the meeting. While some of the changes were simply aesthetic, such as the rearranging of council seating to allow for more a ..... 
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Potter transfer

Fri, Jan 15th, 2010
Posted in Government

Questions and Answers

A joint meeting including the Chatfield Economic Development Authority, the city council and the school board was held at Potter on January 13 to discuss questions and details related to the transfer of title from the sc ..... 
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Pilot Mound continues to work through controversies

Fri, Jan 15th, 2010
Posted in Government

The board room was heated and filled to capacity once more on January 11 as the Pilot Mound Township board worked their way through controversial issues on their agenda. Public comment on the conflict between township clerk Joyce Borgen and chairman ..... 
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Spring Valley designations

Fri, Jan 15th, 2010
Posted in Government

Beginning of the year housework is what the Spring Valley City Council dealt with on Monday night. A number of resolutions were passed by the Council:

Resolution 2010-01 designated the Spring Valley Tribune as the official newspaper.

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