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April 2018 Newsletter

The Marion City Times

 

Volume 16, Issue 4

In this issue:

April 30, 2018

v   April City Council Proceedings

v  April Business & Professional Organization Proceedings

v  April School Board Proceedings

v May Calendar of Events

   

April 2, 2018 City Council Proceedings

The City Council of the City of Marion, South Dakota met in regular session on Monday, April 2, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the City Building with the following council members present: Jim Kettwig, Bryan Luke, Dick Luke, Rick Nelson, John Ptak and Rhonda Smith, together with the Mayor Ron Globke and Finance Officer Kari Muller.  Also attending the meeting was City Superintendent Dustin Sulzle.  Turner County Sheriff’s Sergeant John Roman was present from 7:40 p.m. – 7:50 p.m.  Absent: none.

The Southeast Enterprise Facilitation Project (SEFP) current monthly report was distributed to the council.  A reminder was given for SEFP’s Annual Investor Reception to be held on April 18th in Parker. 

It was advised the city’s Water Meter Replacement project was approved for placement onto the State Water Facilities Plan.

The decision was made to change to summer hours at the landfill effective April 14th.

A Public Hearing was held at 7:15 p.m. on a One Day Malt Beverage License requested by the Marion Volunteer Fire Department for their Annual Fun Night to be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at the Fire Hall.  No one appeared before the council in favor or opposition of granting the license.  Motion was made by Ptak, seconded by Smith to grant the license.  Motion unanimously carried upon roll call vote.

Discussion was held on various Summer Rec matters, with Matt Donlan present for the discussion.  The participant numbers submitted to-date for softball and baseball were distributed and reviewed.  Issues regarding the low numbers received were addressed.  It was advised the only possibility for a girls’ softball team is a Girls’ Pee Wee team.  Donlan provided detailed information on a co-op proposal for boys’ baseball with the City of Freeman.  The co-op would allow for the participants to play on age-appropriate teams, with games and practices split between Marion and Freeman.  It was advised Marion would pay half of the coach’s wage for each team.  Motion was made by Ptak, seconded by Smith to approve the boys’ baseball co-op with Freeman and authorize Matt Donlan to facilitate this on behalf of the City of Marion.  Motion carried.

TC Sheriff’s Sergeant Roman was present and the law enforcement report for March 2018 was distributed and reviewed.  Discussion on various aspects, including traffic enforcement, radar monitoring and speed limits.

Follow-up discussion was held on the 7th Street maintenance matter.  It was advised Turner County is planning on laying an asphalt mat on the road this year.  Discussion was held on the portion(s) of the road the city is responsible for and the associated/estimated cost.  Discussion was held on surfacing options.  Mayor Globke advised he will follow-up on the matter.

City Superintendent Sulzle provided information on a micro-surfacing option for this year’s street oiling.  The decision was made to complete additional research and possibly pursue the matter.   

Patrick Andrews with the South Eastern Council of Governments (SECOG) was present and discussion was held on revising the city’s ordinance manual.  Various aspects were addressed, including the need for clear/correct wording and content that provides for the enforcement of ordinances.  The matter of scheduling separate meetings to facilitate the revision process was addressed.  Andrews advised he will compile information as needed to begin the process.

Sulzle provided information on a water tower inspection services agreement between the city and Maguire Iron.  It was advised an inspection will be completed this year. 

General discussion was held on Golden West’s fiber optic project.

Motion was made by Ptak, seconded by Kettwig to hire the following individuals for the 2018 swimming pool positions and set the wages as listed plus incentive pay of an additional $1.00/hr. for hours worked on Saturdays, Sundays & applicable holidays: Amanda Dent, Pool Manager - $12.00/hr.; Devin Nelson, Substitute Lifeguard - $11.50/hr.; Bailey Johnson, Lifeguard - $10.25/hr.; Destini Miller, Lifeguard - $10.25/hr.; Sydney Jensen, Lifeguard - $10.25/hr.; Cassidy Keller, Lifeguard - $10.00/hr.; Payton Arbach, Lifeguard - $10.00/hr.; Kristen Wieman, Lifeguard - $10.00/hr.; Jamison Lundy, Lifeguard - $10.00/hr.; Chance Godwin, Lifeguard - $10.00/hr.; Austin Munkvold, Lifeguard - $10.00/hr.  Motion carried.

Applications received for the Summer Help positions were reviewed.  The decision was made to have Sulzle contact designated applicants and Finance Office Muller direct correspondence to designated applicants.

Motion was made by Ptak, seconded by Kettwig to enter into Executive Session at 9:01 p.m. for personnel matters pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2(1).  Motion carried.  The Mayor declared to come out of Executive Session at 9:34 p.m. and council thereupon adjourned.

  

   

April 9, 2018 School Board Proceedings

Pursuant to the call and the notice thereof, the School Board of the Marion School District 60-3, Marion, Turner County, SD met in regular session on the ninth day of April, 2018. Call to order was made by President of the School Board, Josh Luke, at 7:00 pm, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Members Present: Larry Langerock, Josh Luke, Scott Luke, Jared Schmidt, and Scott Tieszen.  Absent: None.

Officers Present: E. David Colberg, Superintendent; Katie Minster, Principal; and Aaron Thompson, Business Manager.  Absent: None.

There were no Conflicts of Interest.

Action 17/18-56: Agenda – On motion by Langerock, second by Scott Luke to approve the agenda as presented. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 17/18-57: Consent Motion – On motion by Tieszen, second by Schmidt to approve the following consent items: a) approve minutes from the previous month and acknowledge receipt of the Cornbelt Coop minutes, b) approve the financial reports of the District (to be published in paper), c) approve the claims against the District for the month of April, and to approve checks to be issued in their payment (bills to be published in paper). All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Students from the Marion High School Landscaping class came before the Board to give a presentation on a landscaping project they are working on for the west side of the school.

Keith Andersen informed the Board about an auction for Shop class projects to be held on May 22. He also gave information on Skills USA for CTE students. Karri Wieman gave information on elementary field trips, testing, cyber safety, sack lunches, and retirement education.

Scott Tieszen spoke about cleaning the duct work in the gym. Josh Luke asked about clean-up around the school. Larry Langerock asked about the possibility of paving the east parking lot.

Business Manager Aaron Thompson gave information on the annual health insurance meeting, 2018/2019 budget, Extraordinary Cost Fund, and the upcoming spring conference.

6-12 Principal Katie Minster shared information on registration, handbook changes, 2018 Homecoming, Smarter Balanced testing, Prom, and professional development.

Superintendent David Colberg gave updates on Smarter Balanced testing, track meet cancellations, football field fencing, lawn care, evaluations, driver’s education, football co-op meeting, GAVEL training, and a TIE meeting for administrators.

Action 17/18-58: Amend 2017/2018 School Calendar – On motion by Langerock, second by Schmidt to amend the 2017/2018 school calendar as presented to the Board (changes to teacher make-up days at the end of the school year). All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 17/18-59: Approve 2018/2019 School Calendar – On motion by Tieszen, second by Scott Luke to approve the 2018/2019 school calendar as presented to the Board. A copy of the calendar will be kept on file in the business office and will be made available on the Marion School website. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 17/18-60: SDHSAA Resolution – On motion by Schmidt, second by Langerock to approve membership with the SDHSAA for the 2018/2019 school year. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 17/18-61: Resignation – On motion by Langerock, second by Scott Luke to accept the resignation of Becky Luke as HS English Teacher and NHS Advisor, and to thank her for her years of service. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 17/18-62: Resignation – On motion by Schmidt, second by Scott Luke to accept the resignation of Rachael Massey as Asst. Volleyball Coach, and to thank her for her years of service. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 17/18-63: ELL Teacher Contract Approval – On motion by Langerock, second by Tieszen to approve the ELL Teacher contract of Carla Engbarth for the 2018/2019 school year. Agreement is to share the certified teacher with Parker School District, with 50% of teacher’s contract to be paid by Marion School District. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 17/18-64: Offer Certified Contracts – On motion by Tieszen, second by Scott Luke to offer the following certified contracts for the 2018/2019 school year, with salaries to be published July, 2018: Keith Andersen – Vo-Ag Teacher / FFA Advisor, Denise Arbach – Science Teacher, Kim Buseman – Kindergarten Teacher, Lacey Friesen – MS Math Teacher, Heidi Johnson – Preschool Teacher, Jesse Johnson – PE / Elem. Computer Teacher, Nancy Kennedy – Counselor, Jerry Kippes – Business Teacher / Tech Coordinator, Tracy Kopejtka – K-12 Special Ed. Teacher, William Lanfear – Social Studies / Art Teacher, Cullen Mack – MS Social Studies / Science Teacher, William Massey – Math Teacher, Rachael Massey – Title I Teacher, Sharlene Orcutt – 2nd Grade Teacher, Anne Pankratz – FACS Teacher / FCCLA Advisor, Heidi Roth – 4th Grade Teacher, Laura Schoenwald – 5th Grade Teacher, Ashley Starks Gunn – MS English Teacher, Nicolle Hofer Timmerman – K-12 Band / Music Teacher, Chandra van Zyl – K-12 Special Ed. Teacher, Kylea Waltner – 1st Grade Teacher, Karri Wieman – 3rd Grade Teacher. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 17/18-65: Offer Classified Contracts – On motion by Schmidt, second by Langerock to offer the following classified contracts for the 2018/2019 school year, with salaries to be published July, 2018: Wendy Claussen – Paraprofessional, Amanda Dent – Paraprofessional, Michael Fredrickson – Bus Driver, Jackie Goosen – Paraprofessional, Heidi Kraemer – Administrative Secretary, Darlene Lanfear – Paraprofessional, Linda Luke – Library Aide (part time), Jesse Paschal – Bus Driver / Maintenance, David Peterson – Custodian (part time), John Quenzer – Head Custodian, Tim Russell – Special Ed. Driver, Ranee Schmidt – Paraprofessional, Delle Thompson – Preschool Driver, Cyndy Weber – Receptionist. All members voted in favor, motion carried.

Action 17/18-66: Offer Extra-Curricular Contracts – On motion by Scott Luke, second by Tieszen to approve the following extra-curricular contracts for the 2018/2019 school year, with salaries to be published July, 2018: Denise Arbach – Annual Advisor; Amanda Dent – Cheerleading Advisor; Scott Dent – 5-6 Girls BB Coach, JH Girls BB Coach, Head Football Coach; Jesse Johnson – Asst. Football Coach, Head Golf Coach; Nancy Kennedy – School Play Advisor, Student Council Advisor; Jerry Kippes – Co-Head Cross Country Coach, Co-Head Track Coach; William Lanfear – Quiz Bowl Advisor; Linda Luke – Oral Interp Advisor; Cullen Mack – JH Football Coach, 5-6 Boys BB Coach, Asst. Track Coach; Will Massey – Head Girls BB Coach, Asst. Track Coach; Anne Pankratz – Prom Co-Advisor; Jennifer Pankratz – JH Volleyball Coach, Asst. Girls BB Coach; Bryce Sayler – Asst. Wrestling Coach; Austin Unruh – JH Boys BB Coach; Rachel Vanderzee – Prom Co-Advisor. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 17/18-67: Offer Administrative Contracts – On motion by Langerock, second by Tieszen to offer the following administrative contracts for the 2018/2019 school year, with salaries to be published July, 2018: David Colberg – Superintendent / Elem. Principal / Special Ed. Director / Asst. AD; Katie Minster – 6-12 Principal; Aaron Thompson – Business Manager. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Josh Luke called a recess at 8:23 pm. Board went back into session at 8:33 pm.

Action 17/18-68: Negotiations – On motion by Langerock, second by Schmidt to go into executive session for the purpose of Negotiations at 8:34 pm, as per SDCL 1-25-2(4). All members voted in favor; motion carried.  Josh Luke declared out of executive session at 9:01 pm.

Action 17/18-69: Adjourn – On motion by Langerock, second by Scott Luke to adjourn the school board meeting at 9:01 pm. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

    

  

“Mothers are the most instinctive philosophers.”

Harriet Beecher Stowe

 

 

April 12,  2018 Business & Professional Organization Proceedings

The Marion Business & Professional Organization met on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at Katie’s Malt Shoppe & Restaurant with 9 members in attendance.  Businesses present were: Cherrybean Coffee, Donlan’s Foodland, Luke H/C/P, Marion School, Rapp Motors and Saunders Chiropractic.

The February 8th meeting minutes and a financial report were distributed.  Motion was made by Glen Rapp, seconded by Bryan Luke to approve the minutes and financial report as presented.  Motion carried.

Discussion was held on the promotional drawing for the month of May.  The decision was made to hold a drawing for 4-Thunder Valley tickets, as donated by Thunder Valley.

Discussion was held on the organization’s meeting location, with the decision made to hold the monthly meetings at ParMar Valley Country Club going forward.  This meeting location will continue through ParMar’s months of operation.

Discussion was held on this year’s Summer Celebration.  The dates for the 2018 Celebration are June 15th, 16th & 17th.  Additional event details will be addressed/provided at the regular May meeting.  A reminder was given that volunteers are needed for the free Bingo event to be hosted by the organization on Saturday, June 16th from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Legion Hall.

The current monthly SEFP report was distributed and reviewed.  It was reported SEFP had 8 inquires during the month of March and completed a 1st Dollar of Profit presentation in Parker on March 23rd.  A reminder was given for the Annual Investor Partner Reception to be held on April 18th in Parker.

 Dave Colberg, Marion School Superintendent, provided information on the following school matters: 2018/2019 school year schedule finalized – first day of school will be August 20, 2018; Smarter Balance testing; track season/weather issues; football field fencing; new Driver’s Education teachers hired.

The next meeting will be at 12:00 p.m. on May 10, 2018 at ParMar Valley Country Club.

      

   

May Calendar of Events

5/1

Fire Dept. Meeting

7:30 p.m.

5/3

K-5 Spring Concert

7:00 p.m.

5/7

City Council Meeting

7:00 p.m.

5/10

B & P  Meeting

Ambulance Meeting

MS/HS Spring Concert

12:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

5/13

MOTHER'S DAY

5/14

School Board Meeting

7:00 p.m.

5/18

Last Day of School

5/19

MHS Graduation

2:00 p.m.

5/21

Legion Meeting

7:30 p.m.

5/21 - 5/24

Hunt Safe Course

5/28

MEMORIAL DAY - City Office Closed
 

 

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