Public Notices March 31

NOTICE OF GRAVEL BIDS Notice is hereby given that the Town Board of Bismarck Township, Sibley County, will accept bids for 5,000 cubic yards, more or less, of Class 5 or better gravel until 8 P.M. on Monday, April 12, 2021 when the bids will be opened at the regular township meeting. Bids will be accepted for any of the following: 1. The whole Township 2. Only the North Half (North of County Road #10) 3. Only the South Half (South of County Road #10) The bid is to include the name and location of the pit, the cost of the gravel, loading and hauling and is to be delivered NO LATER THAN JULY 31. Also, if there is a fuel surcharge, please list this separately. All bids must be accompanied by a certified check in the amount of 5% of the bid, and a Certificate of Insurance for Workmen’s Compensation and Employer’s Liability Coverage. The gravel is to be delivered according to Gravel Maps that will be furnished by the Township. The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any irregularities, and to award the bid in the best interest of the Township. Adam Stegeman Bismarck Township Clerk 22200 583rd Ave Winthrop, MN 55396 26c

TRANSIT TOWNSHIP ASSESSMENT NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization of the Township of Transit, in Sibley County, Minnesota, will meet on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at 3:00 p.m., in the home of the Township Clerk, Wayne R. Grams, at 24799 501st Ave., Winthrop, MN 55396. The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether taxable property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor, and also to determine whether corrections need to be made. If you believe the value or classification of your property is incorrect, please contact your assessor’s office to discuss your concerns. If you disagree with the valuation or classification after discussing it with your assessor, you may appear before the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization. The Board shall review the valuation, classification, or both if necessary, and shall correct it as needed. Generally, an appearance before your local board of appeal and equalization is required by law before appealing to the county board of appeal and equalization. Transit Township Clerk Wayne R. Grams 26-27c

ALFSBORG TOWNSHIP Important Information Regarding Assessment and Classification of Property This may affect your 2022 property tax payments Notice is hereby given that the Board of Appeal and Equalization of Alfsborg Township shall meet on Tuesday, April 20, at 6 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether taxable property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor, and also to determine whether corrections need to be made. If you believe that value or classification of your property is incorrect, please contact your assessor’s office to discuss your concerns. If you are still not satisfied with the valuation or classification after discussing it with your assessor, you may appear before the local board of appeal and equalization. The board shall review the valuation, classification, or both if necessary, and shall correct it as needed. Generally, an appearance before your local board of appeal and equalization is required by law before an appeal can be taken to your county board of appeal and equalization. The meting will be held at the Alfsborg Town Hall. Walter Asmus Clerk 26c

CORNISH TOWNSHIP Important Information Regarding Assessment and Classification of Property This may affect your 2022 property tax payments Notice is hereby given that the Board of Appeal and Equalization of Cornish Township shall meet on Tuesday, April 13, at 6 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether taxable property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor, and also to determine whether corrections need to be made. If you believe that value or classification of your property is incorrect, please contact your assessor’s office to discuss your concerns. If you are still not satisfied with the valuation or classification after discussing it with your assessor, you may appear before the local board of appeal and equalization. The board shall review the valuation, classification, or both if necessary, and shall correct it as needed. Generally, an appearance before your local board of appeal and equalization is required by law before an appeal can be taken to your county board of appeal and equalization. The meting will be held at the Cornish Town Hall. Kris Swenson Clerk 26c

Independent School District GFW Public Schools February 16, 2021 The special board meeting of the GFW School Board was held on February 16, 2021 via Zoom and live streamed on GFW Facebook. Clerk Lee called the meeting to order at 6:04 p.m. Also present: Superintendent Horton, Ms. Gilman, MSBA, Schmidt, Merkel, Prochniak, Tech Coordinator Werner Absent: Haas, Lee Prochniak moved with support from Schmidt to approve the agenda. Yes – Schmidt, Kuehn, Merkel, Prochniak No – None Motion Carried. STRATEGIC PLANNING Data Gathering, Gail Gilman, MSBA Answer Three Questions about GFW 1. Positives and Strengths? a. Stability in leadership, passing a referendum, staff, supportive community, good communication and small town atmosphere. 2. Opportunities for Improvement? a. Work towards being one district, get out of SOD, students getting to the next step after graduation, offer more electives for students, be creative as a board and try new concepts. 3. Vision for the Future (3-5 years)? a. Strive to improve curriculum, share classes with neighboring districts, fiscally sound, financially responsible, make decisions on declining population, look at the older facilities, maintain staff and establish a brand for GFW. Themes from Listening Session Today Attracting students, student support, mental health, getting out of SOD, staff support, community support, club activities, we have great, talented, committed staff, communication and we need the ‘wow factor”. Schmidt moved with support from Prochniak to adjourn at 6:42 p.m. Yes – Merkel, Schmidt, Kuehn, Prochniak No – None Motion Carried. Marisa Lee, Clerk 26c

 

Independent School District GFW Public Schools March 1, 2021 The special board meeting of the GFW School Board was held on March 1, 2021 via Zoom and live streamed on GFW Facebook. Clerk Lee called the meeting to order at 6:08 p.m. Also present: Superintendent Horton, Ms. Gilman, MSBA, Schmidt, Merkel, Prochniak, Tech Coordinator Werner Staff, Parents, Community Members Absent: Haas, Kuehn Prochniak moved with support from Schmidt to approve the agenda. Yes – Schmidt, Lee, Merkel, Prochniak No – None Motion Carried. STRATEGIC PLANNING State of the District given by Superintendent Horton Elementary Comprehensive Needs Assessment given by Principal Thompson J r/Sr High School Comprehensive Needs Assessment given by Principal Galetka Develop GFW’s Next Strategic Plan given by Gail Gilman, MSBA COVID-19 PLANNING DAYS Lee moved with support from Schmidt to table this discussion until March 8, 2021 . Yes – Lee, Prochniak, Schmidt, Merkel No – None Motion Carried Schmidt moved with support from Merkel to adjourn at 7:55p.m. Yes – Merkel, Schmidt, Lee, Prochniak No – None Motion Carried. Marisa Lee, Clerk 26c

 

Independent School District GFW Public Schools March 8, 2021 The special board meeting of the GFW School Board was held on March 8, 2021 via Zoom and live streamed on GFW Facebook. Chair Kuehn called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m. Also present: Superintendent Horton, Ms. Gilman, MABA, Schmidt, Merkel, Prochniak, Tech Coordinator Werner, Strategic Planning Committee Absent: Haas, Lee Merkel moved with support from Prochniak to approve the agenda. Yes – Schmidt, Merkel, Kuehn, Prochniak No – None Motion Carried. COVID-19 PLANNING DAYS Kuehn moved with support from Prochniak to use March 22 & 23 as no student contact days COVID-19 regrouping days for teachers. Yes – Merkel, Prochniak, Schmidt, Kuehn No – None Motion Carried. Ten Minnesota Commitments to Equity STRATEGIC PLANNING Gail Gilman, MSBA Stakeholder Engagement Strengths Opportunities Prouds Possibilities Must Haves/Must Address Possible Focus Areas 1. Student Achievement 2. Student Support or Staff/Student Support 3. Communications/Outreach/Marketing 4. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 5. Finances Belief Statement Mission Statement Vision Statement Due to a lack of quorum, the meeting ended at 7:52 p.m. Marisa Lee, Clerk 26c

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