Home Up Contents

July 2017

May 2018 April 2018 March 2018 February 2018 January 2018 December 2017 November 2017 October 2017 September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 April 2017 March 2017 February 2017 January 2017

July 2017 Newsletter

The Marion City Times

 

Volume 15, Issue 7

In this issue:

July 31, 2017

v   July City Council Proceedings

v   July Business & Professional Organization Proceedings

v  July School Board Proceedings

vAugust Calendar of Events

   

July 3, 2017 City Council Proceedings

The City Council of the City of Marion, South Dakota met in regular session on Monday, July 3, 2017, 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 and John Ptak, together with the Mayor Ron Globke and Finance Officer Kari Muller.  Also attending the meeting was City Superintendent Dustin Sulzle.  Absent: Rick Nelson, Rhonda Smith.

Follow-up discussion was held on the matter of grass clippings placed in the city streets, with a draft ordinance presented and reviewed.  The first reading will be held at the regular August meeting.

Jessica deBlonk appeared before the council with a request to obtain an animal permit for chickens (hens).  Various matters were addressed, including obtaining consent of neighbors and publishing requirements.  Upon filing of the permit application, a Public Hearing will be scheduled for the matter.

Follow-up discussion was held on a proposed development matter.  City Superintendent Sulzle provided additional property details pertaining to the extension of 3rd Street and 2nd Street to the west, as well as Randall Avenue to the north.  Further discussion was held on related matters.                  

Information was provided on a planned petition for street vacation matter, with it advised once the petition is filed, a public hearing will be set as required.  General discussion was held on the matter.

General discussion was held on the 2017 street oiling plans.

Discussion was held on swimming pool staffing matters.

The law enforcement report for June 2017 was distributed and reviewed. 

A renewal application was presented for a Retail On-Off Sale malt beverage license for D & R Minimart for 2017-2018.  Motion was made by Ptak, seconded by B. Luke to approve the license.  Motion unanimously carried upon roll call vote.

Motion was made by Ptak, seconded by B. Luke to enter into Executive Session at 7:59 p.m. for legal matters pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2(3).  Motion carried.  The Mayor declared to come out of Executive Session at 8:10 p.m.

It was reported the 2017 Library Committee appointment for the School Librarian/Coordinator is Linda Luke.

Motion was made by Kettwig, seconded by B. Luke to adjourn at 8:19 p.m.  Motion carried.

 

   

If you think summer is too hot, just remember, at least you don't have to shovel it.”

Bob Dylan

 

          

July 10,  2017 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 tenth day of July, 2017 for the purpose of a Budget Hearing for the 2017/2018 fiscal school year. Call to order was made by President of the School Board, Josh Luke, at 6:32 pm, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

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

Action 16/17-110: Agenda – On motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to approve the agenda. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

The 2017/2018 fiscal school year budget was discussed. No motions were made.

Action 16/17-111: Adjourn – On motion by Schmidt, second by Langerock to adjourn the School Board Meeting at 6:49 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 tenth day of July, 2017. Call to order was made by President of the School Board, Josh Luke, at 6:50 pm.

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

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

Action 16/17-112: Agenda – On motion by Langerock, second by Tieszen to approve the agenda as presented. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-113: 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 months of June and July, and to approve checks to be issued in their payment (bills to be published in paper). All members voted in favor; motion carried.

There were no Delegations.  There were no Teacher Reports.

School Board member Larry Langerock had a question on the parking lot. School Board President Josh Luke raised concerns on getting messages out to parents for sports camps.

Business Manager Aaron Thompson gave the Board information on budgeting, bus inspections, federal grants, and ordering supplies for the upcoming school year.

6-12 Principal Katie Minster shared information on switching classrooms, as the Middle School classes will be focused in the east area of the second floor.

Superintendent David Colberg gave updates on coaching positions, Spanish instruction for elementary, IEP meetings, the Alumni Banquet, ELL training, in-services, sports camps, new iPads, and football field work.

David Colberg discussed football field plans with the Board, including the positioning of the field, as well as placement of the bleachers, lights, scoreboard, crow’s nest, and gravel/concrete.

The Board acknowledged the first reading of the Conflict of Interest Policy.

Action 16/17-114: Conflict of Interest – On motion by Tieszen, second by Langerock to accept the Conflict of Interest Disclosure from Jared Schmidt, as presented to the Board. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Resolution 16/17-115: Adoption of Supplemental Budget – Let it be resolved, that on motion by Tieszen, second by Langerock, 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 $16,000 to the Capital Outlay Fund with Ad Valorem Taxes, Interest, and Cash on Hand, while increasing the Upkeep of Building Services expense budget accordingly. Supplement $92,000 to the Special Education Fund with Extraordinary Cost Funds, while increasing the Day Services, Speech Services, OT, and PT expense budgets accordingly. A copy of the entire Supplemental Budget for fiscal year 2016/2017 will be kept on file in the Business Office. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-116: Appoint Board Member – On motion by Tieszen, second by Schmidt to appoint Larry Langerock as School Board member on the Marion School Board of Education to fill the vacancy left by Larry Langerock. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-117: Appoint Board Member – On motion by Schmidt, second by Buse to appoint Josh Luke as School Board member on the Marion School Board of Education to fill the vacancy left by Josh Luke. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 16/17-118: Appoint Board Member – On motion by Tieszen, second by Langerock to appoint Scott Luke as School Board member on the Marion School Board of Education to fill the vacancy left by Dan Buse. All members voted in favor; motion carried. The School Board wanted to thank Dan Buse for his years of service on the Board.

Action 16/17-119: Adjourn – On motion by Langerock, second by Tieszen to adjourn the school board meeting at 7:42 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 tenth day of July, 2017. Call to order was made by Business Manager Aaron Thompson at 7:51 pm.

Officers Present: E. David Colberg, Superintendent; and Aaron Thompson, Business Manager.  Absent: Katie Minster, Principal.

The oaths of office were given by Scott Luke, Larry Langerock, and Josh Luke.  Official roll call was taken: Scott Luke – present; Larry Langerock – present; Josh Luke – present; Jared Schmidt – present; Scott Tieszen – present

Action 17/18-1: Agenda – On motion by Tieszen, second by Josh Luke to approve the agenda. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Action 17/18-2: President of the School Board – Nominations were opened for President of the School Board of the Marion School District #60-3. Josh Luke nominated Scott Tieszen as School Board President, and Scott Tieszen nominated Josh Luke as School Board President for the 2017/2018 fiscal school year. Nomination cease on motion by Schmidt, second by Langerock. All members voted in favor; motion carried. Roll Call Vote for Josh Luke as follows: Scott Luke – yes, Langerock – yes, Tieszen – yes, Schmidt – yes. Josh Luke was elected School Board President for the 2017/2018 fiscal school year by 4-0 vote.

Action 17/18-3: Vice President of the School Board – Nominations were opened for Vice President of the School Board of the Marion School District #60-3. Josh Luke nominated Scott Tieszen as School Board Vice President for the 2017/2018 fiscal school year. Nomination cease on motion by Langerock, second by Schmidt. All members voted in favor; motion carried. Scott Tieszen was elected School Board Vice President for the 2017/2018 fiscal school year by unanimous vote.

Action 17/18-4: Designations for the 2017/2018 Fiscal School Year – On motion by Tieszen, second by Schmidt to adopt the following designations/authorizations for the 2017/2018 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 $105 per day for certified or former certified teachers, ($120 LT sub), and $95 per day for non-certified teachers ($110 LT sub); 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 $2.70, 6-12 students at $2.95, and adults at $3.55; set breakfast prices as follows: students at $1.70, and adults at $2.05;

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; season passes at $25.00 for adults, $50.00 per family, and free passes for all students of the Marion School District; senior citizens (ages 62 and over) are 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 Jared Schmidt as the Marion School Board of Education representative to the Cornbelt Educational Cooperative and Josh Luke as the alternate for the 2017/2018 fiscal school year.

School Board President Josh Luke appointed the following advisory committees for the 2017/2018 fiscal school year:

Strategic Planning & Coop - Larry Langerock, Josh Luke

Policies  - Scott Tieszen, Scott Luke

Budget - Josh Luke, Jared Schmidt

Buildings/Maintenance - Scott Luke, Jared Schmidt

Negotiations - Larry Langerock, Scott Tieszen

School Board President Josh Luke appointed Scott Tieszen as the voting delegate to ASBSD/SASD and Scott Luke as the alternate for the 2017/2018 fiscal school year.

School Board President Josh Luke appointed himself as the Board LAN Representative for the 2017/2018 fiscal school year.

Action 17/18-5: Adjourn – On motion by Langerock, second by Schmidt to adjourn the School Board Meeting at 8:22 pm. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

   

 

July 13, 2017 Business & Professional Organization Proceedings

The Marion Business & Professional Organization met on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at Katie’s Malt Shoppe & Restaurant with 12 members in attendance.  Businesses present were: Central Farmer’s Coop., Cherrybean Coffee, City Economic Development Coordinator, Donlan’s, Farmer’s State Bank, Marion Record, Marion School, Rapp Motors, Saunders Chiropractic, Schmidt Country, SEFP and Southeastern Electric.

The June 8th meeting minutes and a financial report were distributed.  Motion was made by Barc Smith, seconded by Glen Rapp to approve the minutes and financial report as presented.  Motion carried.  A reminder was given that no meeting will be held in August.

Jessica Schulte, Volunteer Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity Greater Sioux Falls, and Benton Visser were present and addressed the group regarding the Habitat for Humanity home build in Marion.  Schulte advised they are looking for volunteers to help finish building the home on 208 W. Hieb Street with the goal of completing the home so the family can get moved in before school begins.  Information was provided on work dates, times and other related details.

It was advised the promotional drawing for August will be sponsored by Southeastern Electric.  Farmer’s State Bank will be sponsoring the September promotional drawing.

An overview of the Summer Celebration was provided.  Kari Muller expressed appreciation to Glen Rapp for providing the truck for the organization’s parade entry and to the Josh & Angela Sperling family for their parade participation.  Muller highlighted the organization’s Bingo event, advising that 22 businesses, individuals and organizations donated a total of 38 prizes for the event.  Muller expressed special thanks to Diane Schoenwald, Dr. Dean Tieszen, Kathy Tieszen and Scott Tieszen for their assistance with the event.  Jen McCormick advised the Cherrybean Coffee Co. collaboration with the MHS National Honor Society was successful.  Barc Smith reported the Car Show had a great turnout, and all went well with the show and burn-out contest.

Information was presented on the 2018 TriState Treasure Hunt, with an inquiry into event sponsorship addressed.  Following discussion, the decision was made to forego sponsoring the event.

Brenda Schulte, SEFP facilitator, distributed and reviewed her monthly facilitator report.  Schulte reported she has eight current, active clients and six new business plans in 2017.  Information on shopping locally was reviewed. 

Dave Colberg, Marion School Superintendent, provided information on various school matters, including sports camps and Driver’s Ed.  Colberg provided an update on the work currently underway to convert the practice football field into a 100-yard playing field.

The next meeting will be at 12:00 p.m. on September 14, 2017 at Katie’s Malt Shoppe & Restaurant.

august Calendar of Events

8/1

City Council Meeting

7:00 p.m.

8/2

Fire Department Meeting

7:30 p.m.

8/8

School Board Meeting

7:00 p.m.

8/11

Ambulance Meeting

6:00 p.m.

8/15

Legion Meeting

7:30 p.m.

8/15 - 8/18

Turner County Fair

8/22

1st Day of School

8/28

Ministerial Assn. Summer Celebration @ City Park

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

 

Send mail to marionsd@gwtc.net with questions or comments about this web site.  Copyright © 2004 City of Marion, SD.