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July 2015 Newsletter

The Marion City Times

 

Volume 13, Issue 7

In this issue:

July 31, 2015

v   July City Council Proceedings

v  July Business & Professional Organization Proceedings

v  July School Board Proceedings

vAugust Calendar of Events

   

July 6, 2015 City Council Proceedings

The City Council of the City of Marion, South Dakota met in regular session on Monday, July 6, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the City Building with the following council members present: Dave Hughes, Jeff Jeno, Jim Kettwig, Dick Luke and Jeremy Thomas, together with the Mayor Ron Globke and Finance Officer Kari Muller.  Also attending the meeting was City Superintendent Dustin Sulzle.  Turner County Sheriff Byron Nogelmeier was present from 7:30 p.m. – 7:43 p.m.  Rick Nelson joined the meeting at 7:18 p.m.  Absent: none. 

Follow-up discussion was held on the Broadway Avenue railroad crossing matter.  Mayor Globke advised he is working with the City Attorney on the matter.

City Superintendent Sulzle advised the annual street oiling is slated to be completed in late July/early August.  The proposed oiling plan was reviewed.

Information was provided on a roof leak in the city shop/ambulance shed.  It was advised an insurance claim will be filed.

Discussion was held on the condition of one of the large cottonwood trees located by the bandstand, with it reported the tree is dying.  It was advised the matter will continue to be addressed.

Discussion was held on Summer Rec matters, with no action taken.

Discussion was held on general landfill matters.  A report received from the individual providing metal pick-up services for the City was distributed and reviewed.  Additional information was provided and discussion was held on a metal baling service.

TC Sheriff Nogelmeier was present and discussion was held on miscellaneous law enforcement matters. 

Motion was made by Kettwig, seconded by Thomas to approve the appointment of the Library Committee for 2015-2016 as follows: Martha Gesick, Karolyn Langerock, Linda Luke (Coord./School Librarian).  Motion carried.

Mayor Globke expressed gratitude to all from the community who helped in Dolton following the June 22nd storm.

A warranty deed conveying the lot located at 317 N. Broadway Avenue from the Marion Development Foundation to the City of Marion was presented.  Motion was made by Hughes, seconded by Kettwig to accept the gift of property described as follows: Lot Twenty Eight (28), Mack’s Addition, City of Marion as per resurvey of Lots Twenty Eight (28), Twenty Nine (29), Thirty (30) and Thirty One (31), Mack’s Addition to Marion, recorded in Four (4) of Plats, Page Seventeen (17), except the North Twenty One Feet (N21’) thereof, previously conveyed.  Motion unanimously carried upon roll call vote.  Discussion was held on a related land matter, with the decision made to consult with the City Attorney.

Follow-up discussion was held on burning in city limits.  The proposed burn ban ordinance from Turner County was distributed and reviewed, as was additional information on fire pit regulations.  Discussion was held on various matters.    

Follow-up discussion was held on zoning policies, with no action taken.

No discussion was held or action taken on the agenda item, Sign matter, as no one appeared before the Council to address the item.

The Southeast Enterprise Facilitation Project (SEFP) June monthly report was distributed to the council.

Motion was made by Thomas, seconded by Kettwig to adjourn at 8:13 p.m.  Motion carried.

 

 

Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.”

Walt Whitman

 

 

July 9,  2015 B & P Organization Proceedings

The Marion Business & Professional Organization met on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at Katie’s Malt Shoppe & Restaurant with 11 members in attendance.  Businesses present were: Central Farmer’s Coop., City Economic Development Coordinator, Donlan’s Foodland, Getskow Pharmacy, NuGen Energy, Rex’s Plumbing, Saunders Chiropractic, SEFP and Southeastern Electric.

The June 11th meeting minutes and a financial report were distributed.  Motion was made by Dick Luke, seconded by Rex VanHove to approve the minutes and the financial report as presented.  Motion carried. 

Discussion was held on the promotional drawing for the month of August.  The decision was made to hold a drawing for $25 Marion Bucks, as donated by Southeastern Electric.

An overview of the Summer Celebration was provided.  Nancy Larsen advised the Legion Auxiliary’s Baked Potato Feed was so well attended they sold out earlier than they have in previous years.  Loren Johnson provided information on NuGen Energy’s Appreciation Day held Friday afternoon.  Kari Muller highlighted the organization’s Bingo event, advising that 30 businesses, individuals and organizations donated a total of 44 prizes for the event.  Muller expressed special thanks to Diane Schoenwald, Dr. Dean Tieszen and Kathy Tieszen for their assistance with the event.  It was reported the Car Show had its biggest turnout to-date for entries this year. 

Nancy Larsen, SEFP facilitator, distributed and reviewed her monthly report.  Information was provided on new inquiries, Keys to becoming an Entrepreneurial Community and previous/upcoming activities.  Larsen introduced Brenda Schulte, the new Enterprise Facilitator, who began her duties on July 1st.  Schulte addressed the group, providing information on her work background/experience.

City EDC Kari Muller provided an update for the Marion Development Foundation (MDF), reporting on commercial property matters.

It was advised the community’s annual Memorial Poker Run will be held on Saturday, July 25th.      

The next meeting will be at 12:00 p.m. on August 13, 2015 at Katie’s Malt Shoppe & Restaurant.     

           

 

July 13,  2015 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 thirteenth day of July, 2015 for the purpose of a Budget Hearing for the 2015/2016 fiscal school year. Call to order was made by President of the School Board, Nicole Bartscher, at 6:30 pm.

Members Present: Nicole Bartscher, Dan Buse, Daryl Gortmaker, Larry Langerock, and Josh Luke.  Absent: None.

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

Guests Present:  Scott Tieszen and Jared Schmidt.

Action 14/15-167: Agenda – On motion by Langerock, second by Buse to approve the agenda. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

The 2015/2016 fiscal school year budget was discussed. No motions were made.

Action 14/15-168: Adjourn – On motion by Buse, second by Gortmaker to adjourn the School Board Meeting at 6:43 pm. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

 

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 thirteenth day of July, 2015. Call to order was made by President of the School Board, Nicole Bartscher, at 6:43 pm.

Members Present: Nicole Bartscher, Dan Buse, Daryl Gortmaker, Josh Luke and Larry Langerock.  Absent: None.

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

Guests Present: Scott Tieszen, Jared Schmidt, Doyle Johnson, and William Lanfear.

Action 14/15-169: Agenda – On motion by Buse, second by Luke to approve the agenda. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 14/15-170: Minutes – On motion by Langerock, second by Luke to approve the previous month’s minutes and to acknowledge receipt of the Cornbelt Educational Coop minutes. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 14/15-171: Financial Reports – On motion by Luke, second by Buse to approve the financial reports of the District as shown in Table 1 (to be published in paper). All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 14/15-172: Bills for Consideration – On motion by Gortmaker, second by Luke to approve the following claims against the District for the months of June & July, and then to approve checks to be issued in their payment. All members voted in favor; motion carried. (Bills to be published in paper)

There were no delegations.  There were no Teacher Reports.

School Board reports were given. Josh Luke informed the Board that the football stadium equipment purchased from the Grant/Deuel School District was brought to Marion. He also reported on weeds in the gravel parking lots.

Aaron Thompson gave the Business Manager report. He gave updates on the ASBSD/SASD Joint Convention & New Board Member workshop, Preschool / Junior Kindergarten information, and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program approved for Marion Elementary.

Michelle Larson gave the Principal report. She introduced new teachers William Lanfear (HS Social Studies) and Doyle Johnson (MS/HS Social Studies, Science & PE). Mrs. Larson also reports on teacher contracts, school calendars, the Infinite Campus messaging system, and possible dates for the Open House.

E. David Colberg gave the Superintendent report. He informed the Board on the youth basketball group, meeting with Dr. Christiansen to discuss the football coop, professional development, and an hourly rate possibility for mentoring under Dr. Gertsema.

Resolution 14/15-173: Approve School Policy – Let it be hereby resolved that on motion by Buse, second by Luke to approve Policy IK (Academic Achievement) as presented to the Marion School Board of Education. A copy of the policy will be kept on file in the Business Office and on the Marion School website. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Resolution 14/15-174: Supplemental Budget Resolution – Let it be resolved, that on motion by Langerock, second by Luke, the School Board of the Marion School District, in accordance with SDCL 13-11-3.2 and after duly considering the proposed supplemental budget, hereby approves and adopts the following supplemental budget in total: supplement $20,000 to the General Fund with Ad Valorem Taxes, while increasing the Preschool salaries and insurance expense budgets accordingly. Also to supplement $49,000 to the Special Education Fund with Ad Valorem Taxes, Medicaid funding, and Extraordinary Cost Funds; while increasing the Day Services, Nursing Services, and Speech/ Hearing expense budgets accordingly. A copy of the entire Supplemental Budget for fiscal year 2014/2015 will be kept on file in the Business Office. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 14/15-175: Appoint Weight Room Monitors – On motion by Langerock, second by Gortmaker to appoint Shelly Wieman and Jennifer Pankratz as weight room monitors during the six-week strength training program, and also to appoint Brandon Goossen, Lincoln Langerock, Karolyn Langerock, and Hope Obele as weight room monitors. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 14/15-176: Resignation – On motion by Gortmaker, second by Luke to accept the resignation of Jayden Kettwig as Vo-Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor, and to thank him for his years of service to the District. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 14/15-177: Personnel Matters – On motion by Langerock, second by Buse to go into executive session for the purpose of Personnel Matters at 7:41 pm, as per SDCL 1-25-2 (1). All members voted in favor; motion carried.  President of the School Board, Nicole Bartscher, declared out of executive session at 8:32 pm.

Action 14/15-178: Approve/Amend Contracts – On motion by Buse, second by Gortmaker to approve the following contracts for the 2015/2016 school year, with salaries to be published separately: Sarah Deckert as Band/ Vocal Teacher; Keith Andersen as Vo-Ag Teacher & FFA Advisor; and to amend Heidi Johnson’s contract to Preschool & Jr. Kindergarten Teacher. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Nicole Bartscher and Larry Langerock were recognized and presented with plaques for their years of service on the Marion School Board of Education.

Action 14/15-179: Adjourn – On motion by Langerock, second by Luke to adjourn the school board meeting at 8:52 pm. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

  

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 thirteenth day of July, 2015. Call to order was made by Business Manager Aaron Thompson at 9:04 pm.

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

Guests Present: None.

The oaths of office were given by Scott Tieszen and Jared Schmidt, each for a three year term. The certificates of election were also presented.  Official roll call was taken: Dan Buse – present; Daryl Gortmaker – present; Josh Luke – present; Jared Schmidt – present; Scott Tieszen – present

Action 15/16-1: Agenda – On motion by Luke, second by Buse to amend the agenda to the following: 12 – Personnel Matters [executive session as per SDCL 1-25-2 (1)], 13 – Amend Contracts, 14 – Adjourn; and then to approve the agenda. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 15/16-2: President of the School Board – Nominations were opened for President of the School Board of the Marion School District #60-3. On motion by Gortmaker, second by Schmidt to nominate Josh Luke as School Board President for the 2015/2016 fiscal school year. Nomination cease on motion by Buse, second by Gortmaker. All members voted in favor; motion carried. Josh Luke was elected School Board President for the 2015/2016 fiscal school year by unanimous vote.

Action 15/16-3: Vice President of the School Board – Nominations were opened for Vice President of the School Board of the Marion School District #60-3. On motion by Schmidt, second by Tieszen to nominate Daryl Gortmaker as School Board Vice President for the 2015/2016 fiscal school year. Nomination cease on motion by Buse, second by Schmidt. All members voted in favor; motion carried. Daryl Gortmaker was elected School Board Vice President for the 2015/2016 fiscal school year by unanimous vote.

Action 15/16-4: Designations for the 2015/2016 Fiscal School Year – On motion by Buse, second by Gortmaker to adopt the following designations/authorizations for the 2015/2016 fiscal school year:

A.  Adopt Robert’s Rules of Order as the official parliamentary procedure;

B.  Name the Marion Record as the official newspaper; Farmers State Bank and South Dakota Public Funds Investment Trust as the official depositories; the second Monday of every month as the official meeting date; to set Board Member compensation at $50.00 per meeting and Board President compensation at $60.00 per meeting; Rodney Freeman as the official legal counsel; set the substitute teacher salary at $85 per day for certified or former certified teachers and $75 per day for non-certified teachers; per diem and mileage paid at the State rates; and to authorize the signature stamps of Business Official Aaron Thompson and School Board President Josh Luke, and the electronic signature of Business Official Aaron Thompson;

C. Name Business Official Aaron Thompson and/or the Administrative Secretary as the official Finance Officers for the Trust & Agency and Food Service funds;

D. Name President Josh Luke as the official Hearing Officer for the School Food Services;

E.  Set lunch prices as follows: PreK-5 students at $2.50, 6-12 students at $2.75, and adults at $3.35; set breakfast prices as follows: students at $1.50, and adults at $1.85;

F.  Authorize Superintendent E. David Colberg to close school for weather, health conditions, disease, and as deemed necessary, to be played on television station KELO and to be sent out using the Infinite Campus messaging system;

G.  Authorize Business Official Aaron Thompson to invest funds when available and to borrow funds when deemed necessary to pay obligated bills;

H.  Authorize Business Official Aaron Thompson and Superintendent E. David Colberg to be the representatives for Federal Surplus Property;

I.   Authorize Business Official Aaron Thompson to obtain price quotes for gas and diesel fuel for school vehicles and other items when deemed necessary;

J.  Authorize Superintendent E. David Colberg to be the representative for the Joint Powers Agreement with the State of South Dakota;

K. Designate Superintendent E. David Colberg as the administrator for federal programs;

L.  Designate $5,000.00 for the Imprest Fund;

M.  Set the admission prices for sporting events as follows: adults at $5.00, students at $3.00; free season passes for all students of the Marion School District, and to any Marion parents & District residents upon request in the main office; senior citizens (ages 62 and over) are also eligible for free passes upon request;

N.  Designate Superintendent E. David Colberg as the truancy officer;

O.  Approve the course of study and curriculum;

P.   Join the Emergency School Bus Mutual Assistance Pact with the State of South Dakota;

Q.  Authorization to apply to immigration and naturalization for permission to enroll non-immigrant alien students;

R.  Authorize the continuation of existing funds and accounts;

S.  Authorize and Superintendent E. David Colberg as director and Business Official Aaron Thompson as fiscal agent for the Title I program;

T.  Designate Superintendent E. David Colberg as the homeless liaison. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

School Board President Josh Luke appointed himself as the Marion School Board of Education representative to the Cornbelt Educational Cooperative and Jared Schmidt as the alternate for the 2015/2016 fiscal school year.

School Board President Josh Luke appointed the following advisory committees for the 2015/2016 fiscal school year:

Strategic Planning & Coop     - Dan Buse, Josh Luke

Policies  - Scott Tieszen, Daryl Gortmaker

Budget - Josh Luke, Jared Schmidt

Buildings/Maintenance - Daryl Gortmaker, Jared Schmidt

Negotiations - Dan Buse, Scott Tieszen

School Board President Josh Luke appointed Daryl Gortmaker as the voting delegate to ASBSD/SASD and Jared Schmidt as the alternate for the 2015/2016 fiscal school year.

School Board President Josh Luke appointed Dan Buse as the Board LAN Representative for the 2015/2016 fiscal school year.

Action 15/16-5: Personnel Matters – On motion by Buse, second by Gortmaker to go into executive session for the purpose of Personnel Matters at 9:52 pm, as per SDCL 1-25-2 (1). All members voted in favor; motion carried.  President of the School Board, Josh Luke, declared out of executive session at 9:58 pm.

Action 15/16-6: Amend Contracts – On motion by Buse, second by Gortmaker to amend administrative contracts as follows for the 2015/2016 school year: E. David Colberg’s contract to Superintendent, Athletic Director, and Special Education Director; and Michelle Larson’s contract to Elementary and Secondary Principal. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 15/16-7: Adjourn – On motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to adjourn the School Board Meeting at 9:59 pm. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

    

august Calendar of Events

8/3

City Council Meeting

7:00 p.m.

8/10

School Board Meeting

7:00 p.m.

8/13

B & P Organization Meeting

Ambulance Meeting

12:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

8/17

Legion Meeting

7:30 p.m.

8/17 - 8/20

Turner County Fair

8/24

1st Day of School

 

 

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