SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #578

PINE CITY, MINNESOTA 55063

Monday, June 10, 2019 @ 6:30 P.M.

Pine City District Office Board Room

“Preparing Our Students for the Future”

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 578, Pine City, Minnesota, was held at the Pine City District Office Board Room on Monday, June 10, 2019 for the purpose of conducting regular board business.

Vice Chair Tim Geisler called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

Upon Roll Call, the following members were present: Candice Ames, Lisa Nos-Tollefson, Wally Connaker, JacLynn Cavallin, Dan Peterson, Tim Geisler.

Absent: Wendy Leibel, Dan Peterson. Peterson in at 6:45 pm.

Also present was Superintendent Annette K. Freiheit.

Motion by Nos-Tollefson second by Ames and carried unanimously to approve the agenda.

Motion by Ames second by Cavallin and carried unanimously to approve the consent agenda.

(a) Approve the May 13, 2019 regular meeting & May 28 special meeting minutes.

(b) Approve the May 2019 bills to date as listed.

(c) Approve the following electronic fund transfers:

Date     Amount     Transfer from     Transfer to     Description

04/04/2019    $25,000.00    MN TRUST    MSDLAF+    CASH FLOW

04/12/2019    $500,000.00    MN TRUST    STEARNS BANK    PAYROLL /CASH FLOW

The administration recommends that the School Board approve the resignations of:.

(d) Connie Blazek, HS Principal’s Secretary, effective 5/31/19.

(e) Chris Piha, SPED Paraprofessional, effective 5/17/19.

(f) Amanda Grell, 4th Grade Teacher, effective 6/7/19.

The administration recommends that the School Board approve the employment of the following staff:.

(g) John Hornung, SPED Teacher - Vision, (Step 2, Lane 5), at an annual salary of $46,938, effective 8/21/19.

(h) Erica Kordiak, Food Service Professional, (Step 1, Lane 3), 3 hours per day at $13.52 per hour, effective 5/20/19.

(i) Kalahan Larson, 1st Grade Teacher, (Step 2, Lane 1), at an annual salary of $39,099, effective 8/21/19.

(j) Kaylee Johnson, SPED Teacher - Vision, (Step 3, Lane 5), at an annual salary of $48,368, effective 8/21/19.

(k) Abby Zemek, 2019 ASL ESY Teacher, (Step 2, Lane 1), at an hourly rate of $29.03, effective 5/14/19.

(l) Nick Hansmann, Summer Custodian, (Step 1, Lane 10, 29.5 hours a week at $11.62 per hour, effective 6/6/19.

(m) Bradley Peppin, Summer Custodian, (Step 1, Lane 10, 29.5 hours a week at $11.62 per hour, effective 6/6/19.

(n) Joan Thieman, change to HS Principal’s Secretary, (Step 9, Lane 7), 7.5 hours per day, $20.39 per hour, effective 6/10/19.

(o) Designate the following financial institutions and any named by their investment service department as official investment financial institutions:  PMA Financial Network, Ehler's Investment Partners, PFM/Minnesota Liquid Asset Fund, and  RBC Wealth Management.

Motion by Cavallin second by Ames and carried unanimously to approve the Treasurer’s Report.

The following resolution was moved by Ames and seconded by Connaker                RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DONATIONS

    WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes 123B.02, Subd. 6 provides: “The board may receive, for the benefit of the district, bequests, donations, or gifts for any proper purpose and apply the same to the purpose designated. In that behalf, the board may act as trustee of any trust created for the benefit of the district, or for the benefit of pupils thereof, including trusts created to provide pupils of the district with advanced education after completion of high school, in the advancement of education.”; and

    WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes 465.03 provides: “Any city, county, school district or town may accept a grant or devise of real or personal property and maintain such property for the benefit of its citizens in accordance with the terms prescribed by the donor. Nothing herein shall authorize such acceptance or use for religious or sectarian purposes. Every such acceptance shall be by resolution of the governing body adopted by a two-thirds majority of its members, expressing such terms in full.”; and

    WHEREAS, every such acceptance shall be by resolution of the governing body adopted by a two-thirds majority of its members, expressing such terms in full;

    THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the School Board of Pine City Public Schools, ISD 0578, gratefully accepts the following donations as identified below:

Donor     Item     Designated Purpose (if any)

FirstLight Health System     Sunscreen     1 for each elementary student

Linda Van Prooien Estate     $19,250.00     Final Estate Distribution - LVP Mini Grants

Rock Creek Lions Club     $444.00     Offset cost of busing 6th grade field Trip to the Minnesota

        State Capitol & Science Museum.

    The vote on adoption of the Resolution was as follows:

    Aye:   Ames, Nos-Tollefson, Connaker, Cavallin, Geisler.    Nay: None

    Absent: Leibel, Peterson

    Whereupon, said Resolution was declared duly adopted.

Motion by Ames second by Cavallin and carried unanimously to approve the revised 2018-2019 budget.

Motion by Nos-Tollefson second by Ames and carried unanimously to approve the preliminary 2019-2020 budget.

    Nos-Tollefson introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:  

    RESOLUTION APPROVING SCHOOL DISTRICT  #578 LONG TERM FACILITY MAINTENANCE 10 YEAR PLAN

    BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of School District 578, State of Minnesota, as follows:

    1. The School Board of School District 578 has approved the Long Term Facility Maintenance Ten year plan for facilities for 2019-2029.  The various components of this plan are attached.

    The motion for the adoption for the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Ames, and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor: Ames, Nos-Tollefson, Connaker, Cavallin, Geisler and the following voted against the same: None

    Absent: Leibel, Peterson

    WHEREUPON, said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

The following resolution was moved by Connaker and Ames seconded by

    WHEREAS, Minnesota Session Laws 2019, 1st Special Session, CH. 11, Art. 1, Sec. 5 will require changes in the accounting for student activity funds and school boards must take charge of and control all student activities of the public schools in the district and that all money received or expended for extracurricular activities shall be recorded in the same manner as other revenues and expenditures of the district;

    THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the School Board of Independent School District No. 578, directs the district’s administration to implement the requirements of Minnesota Session Laws 2019, 1st Special Session, CH. 11, Art. 1, Sec. 5    

    The vote on adoption of the Resolution was as follows:

    Aye: Ames, Nos-Tollefson, Connaker, Cavallin, Geisler.    Nay: None

    Absent: Leibel, Peterson

    Whereupon, said Resolution was declared duly adopted.

Motion by Ames second by Connaker and carried unanimously to approve the  renewal of the District’s Property & Liability Insurance with Pine Insurance.

Member Cavallin introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLVED, that the Governing Board of School District Number 0578, County of Pine, State Of Minnesota delegates the control, supervision and regulation of interscholastic athletic and fine arts events (referred to MN Statutes, Section 128C.01) to the Minnesota State High School League, and so hereby certifies to the State Commissioner of Education as provided for by Minnesota Statutes.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that Pine City Junior Senior High School is authorized by this, the Governing Board of said school district, to renew its membership in the Minnesota State High School League; and participate in the approved interschool activities sponsored by said League and its various subdivisions.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Governing Board hereby adopts the Constitution, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations of said League and all amendments thereto as the same as are published in the latest edition of the League’s Official Handbook, on file at the office of the school district or as appears on the League’s website, as the minimum standards governing participation in said League-sponsored activities, and that the administration and responsibility for determining student eligibility and for the supervision  of such activities are assigned to the official representative identified by the Governing Board.

The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Connaker and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof:  Ames, Nos-Tollefson, Connaker, Cavallin, Geisler.    Nay: None    Absent: Leibel, Peterson

whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

Member Peterson arrived.

Motion by Geisler second by Ames and carried unanimously to approve the 2019-20 Athletic Training Services Contract with FirstLight Health System.

Motion by Connaker second by Ames and carried unanimously to approve the addition of a High School Girls’ Hockey Program to be implemented in the 2020-21 school year.

Motion by Ames second by Cavallin and carried unanimously to approve the changes to the Elementary Student/Parent Handbook.

Motion by Geisler second by Cavallin and carried unanimously to approve the changes to the High School Dragon Handbook.

Motion by Geisler second by Nos-Tollefson and carried unanimously to approve the second round of LVP Mini-Grants.

Motion by Ames second by Nos-Tollefson and carried unanimously to discontinue the technology fees.

Motion by Ames second by Nos-Tollefson and carried unanimously to accept the retirement of Therese Roberto, effective 1/20/20. The board thanks Mrs. Roberto for her 15.5 years of service.

Motion by Ames second by Geisler and carried unanimously to approve the Out-of-State Travel for Mike LeMier.

Motion by Connaker second by Nos-Tollefson and carried unanimously to approve the 2018-20 Principals’ Agreement.

Motion by Ames second by Geisler and carried unanimously to accept the retirement of Lori Rydberg, effective 6/6/19. The board thanks Mrs. Rydberg for her 25 years of service.

2nd Reading -     Policy 499, Rehiring Former Full-Time Employees

        Policy 615, Testing Accommodations, Modifications, and Exemptions for IEP’s, Section

        504 Plan, and LEP Students

        Policy 707.1, Transportation of Public School Students

Motion by Geisler second by Ames and carried unanimously to close the meeting for PCEA contract negotiation strategy.

Motion by Geisler second by Nos-Tollefson and carried unanimously to reopen the meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 9:08 p.m.

Wally Connaker

Clerk

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 18, 2019


STATE OF MINNESOTA

COUNTY OF PINE

DISTRICT COURT

TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

PROBATE DIVISION

Court File No. 58-PR-19-44

In Re: Estate of

Diane Jeanne Babolik aka Diane Babolik,

    Decedent.  

NOTICE OF INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS (INTESTATE)

Notice is given that an Application for Informal Appointment of Personal Representative was filed with the Registrar. No Will has been presented for probate. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed Jessica Beth Cheng, whose address is 14414 Pokegama Lake Road, Pine City, MN 55063 and Jonah Donald Babolik, whose address is 11878 Sunny Drive, Pine City, MN 55063, to serve as the co-personal representatives of the Decedent's estate with Jessica Beth Cheng and Jonah Donald Babolik granted the right to act solely or jointly on behalf of the Estate.

Any heir or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the co-personal representatives. Any objection to the appointment of the co-personal representatives must be filed with the Court, and any properly filed objection will be heard by the Court after notice is provided to interested persons of the date of hearing on the objection.

Unless objections are filed, and unless the Court orders otherwise, the co-personal representatives have the full power to administer the estate, including, after thirty (30) days from the issuance of letters of general administration, the power to sell, encumber, lease, or distribute any interest in real estate owned by the Decedent.

Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. § 524.3-8011 all creditors having claims against the Decedent's estate are required to present the claims to the co-personal representatives or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred.

Dated:                LU ANN BLEGEN

Registrar

Pine Court Administrator

Jun 26 2019 2:35 PM

Dated:

LU ANN BLEGEN

Court Administrator

Pine Court Administrator

Jun 26 2019 2:35 PM

Filed in District Court

State of Minnesota

6/26/2019 2:38 PM

BJERKE LAW OFFICES, LLC

Michael L. Bjerke

MN# 237218

210 Main Street South, Pine City, MN 55063

Telephone: 320-629-2727

Facsimile: 320-629-0009

ATTORNEY FOR CO- PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 11 and 18, 2019


NOTICE OF MORTGAGE

FORECLOSURE SALE

THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION.

DATE: June 10, 2019

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described Mortgage:

INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGE TO BE FORECLOSED

1. Date of Mortgage: March 21, 2008.

2. Mortgagors: James F. Harper III, a single person.

3. Mortgagees: Woodlands National Bank.

4. Recording Information: Recorded on March 24, 2008, as Document Number A471310, in the Office of the  County Recorder Registrar of Titles of Pine County, Minnesota.

5. Assignments of Mortgage, if any: None.

INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGED PREMISES

6. Tax parcel identification number of the mortgaged premises: 46-5209-000

7. Legal description of the mortgaged premises:

See Exhibit ‘A’

EXHIBIT ‘A’

LEGAL DESCRIPTION

Lot Three (3), Block One (1), Bailey Braxton Addition, according to the plat thereof on file and of record in the office of the County Recorder, Pine County, Minnesota.

TOGETHER with a non-exclusive easement for use, maintenance, repair and improvements of the existing well and water line located over, under and across that part of Lot Four (4), Block One (1), Bailey Braxton Addition, described as follows:

That part of the Southeast Quarter (SE1/4) of Section Eighteen (18), Township Forty-five (45), Range Nineteen (19), Pine County, Minnesota, described as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of said SE1/4; thence on an assumed bearing of North 00°33’35” East, along the West line of said SE1/4, a distance of 650.00 feet; thence South 82°33’07” East a distance of 274.20 feet; thence South 00°40’58” East a distance of 109.29 feet to the actual point of beginning of the easement herein described; thence continuing South 00°40’58” East a distance of 53.29 feet; thence South 22°43’36” East a distance of 146.08 feet; thence North 67°16’24” East a distance of 20.00 feet; thence North 22°43’36” West a distance of 195.47 feet to the point of beginning.

TOGETHER with a nonexclusive easement for utility, ingress and egress purposes over, under and across that part of Lot Five (5), Block One (1), Bailey Braxton Addition, described as follows:

That part of the Southeast Quarter (SE1/4) of Section Eighteen (18), Township Forty-five (45), Range Nineteen (19), Pine County, Minnesota, described as follows: Commencing at the Southwest corner of said SE1/4; thence on an assumed bearing of North 00°33’35” East, along the West line of said SE1/4, a distance of 650.00 feet; thence South 82°33’07” East a distance of 274.20 feet; thence South 00°40’58” East a distance of 134.69 feet to the actual point of beginning of the easement herein described; thence South 89°29’18” West a distance of 153.02 feet; thence South 00°17’47” West a distance of 66.00 feet; thence North 89°29’18” East a distance of 64.01 feet; thence South 00°17’47” West a distance of 342.95 feet to a point on the Northerly right of way line of County Road No. 46 (formerly I-35); thence on a bearing of East, along last described right of way line, a distance of 44.26 feet; thence North 22°05’57” East a distance of 58.52 feet; thence North 00°17’47” East a distance of 289.31 feet; thence North 89°29’18” east a distance of 24.13 feet to the intersection with a line bearing South 00°40’58” East from the point of beginning; thence North 00°40’58” West a distance of 66.00 feet to the point of beginning.

TOGETHER with a nonexclusive easement for use, maintenance, repair and improvements of the existing sewer line located over, under and across Lot Two (2), Block One (1), Bailey Braxton Addition.

Check here if all or part of the described real property is Registered (Torrens) 

8. The physical street address, city, and zip code of the mortgaged premises: 34091 Laketown Road, Sturgeon Lake, MN 55783.

OTHER FORECLOSURE DATA

9. The person holding the Mortgage:

 is a transaction agent, as defined by Minn. Stat. 58.02, subd. 30.

The name(s) of the transaction agent, residential mortgage servicer, and the lender or broker, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is/are […].

The transaction agent’s mortgage identification number, if stated on the Mortgage, is […].

 is not a transaction agent, as defined by Minn. Stat. 58.02, subd. 30.

The name(s) of the residential mortgage servicer and the lender or broker, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is/are Woodlands National Bank.

10. If stated on the Mortgage, the name of the mortgage originator, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is Woodlands National Bank.

INFORMATION REGARDING FORECLOSURE

11. The requisites of Minn. Stat. 580.02 have been satisfied.

12. The original principal amount secured by the Mortgage was $180,000.00.

13. At the date of this notice the amount due on the Mortgage, including taxes, if any, paid by the holder of the Mortgage, is: $131,814.57.

14. Pursuant to the power of sale in the Mortgage, the Mortgage will be foreclosed, and the mortgaged premises will be sold by the Sheriff of Pine County, Minnesota, at public auction on August 15, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pine County Sheriff’s Office, located at 635 Northridge Drive NW, Suite 100, Pine City, Minnesota.

15. The time allowed by law for redemption by Mortgagor or Mortgagor’s personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months after the date of sale.

16. Minn. Stat. 580.04(b) provides, “If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, the notice must also specify the date on or before which the mortgagor must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property redeemed under section 580.23.” If this statute applies, the time to vacate the property is 11:59 p.m. on February 15, 2020.

THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.

Name and address of Attorney for Mortgagee or Mortgage Assignee:

GDO Law

Mark E. Duea (#027351X)

Christopher L. Olson (#0395191)

4770 White Bear Parkway, Suite 100

White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Name of Mortgagee or Mortgage Assignee:

Woodlands National Bank

424 Main Street

PO Box B

Onamia, MN 56359

THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on June 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2019


SUMMARY OF

ORDINANCE #19-11 & 19-12

FROM THE JULY 10, 2019

REGULAR CITY OF PINE CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A hearing was held on June 18, 2019 at the regular Planning Commission meeting for two Ordinances:

Ordinance #19-11 – Amending the official zoning map as described in Section 10.200.01200 of the Municipal Development Ordinance changing the zoning district for

Five (5) parcels from General Business (GB) to Higher Density Multi-Family Residential (MFR-2) for the City of Pine City; and

Ordinance #19-12 – Amending the official zoning map as described in Section 10.200.01200 of the Municipal Development Ordinance changing the zoning district for

Four (4) parcels from One- and Two- Family Residential (R-2) to Mixed Use (MXU) for the City of Pine City

Recommendation to approve Ord # 19-11 & 19-12 was presented to Council on July 10, 2019 and was then passed.

A copy of the above Ordinance will be available for viewing at the City Hall office, at the Pine City Public Library and on the city website: pinecitygov.com.

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 18, 2019


STATE OF MINNESOTA

COUNTY OF PINE

DISTRICT COURT

TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Case type: Other civil (Reformation of Instrument)

Court File No. 58-CV-19-204

HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee for Fremont Home Loan Trust 2006-C, Mortgage-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-C,

    Plaintiff,

v.    

Ruby L. Heller, Stearns Bank National Association f/k/a Pine City State Bank,

    Defendants.

        SUMMONS

THIS SUMMONS IS DIRECTED TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS;

1.  YOU ARE BEING SUED.  The Plaintiff has started a lawsuit against you.

The Plaintiff’s Complaint against you is in the office of the court administrator of the above-named court. Do not throw these papers away. They are official papers that affect your rights. You must respond to this lawsuit even though it may not yet be filed with the Court and there may be no court file number on this Summons.

2. YOU MUST REPLY WITHIN 20 DAYS TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS.  You must give or mail to the person who signed this summons a written response called an Answer within 20 days of the date on which you received this Summons. You must send a copy of your Answer to the person who signed this Summons located at:

Bradley N. Beisel

Beisel & Dunlevy, P.A.

730 Second Avenue S., Suite 282

Minneapolis, MN 55402-2444

3.  YOU MUST RESPOND TO EACH CLAIM.  The Answer is your written response to the Plaintiff’s Complaint. In your Answer you must state whether you agree or disagree with each paragraph of the Complaint. If you believe the Plaintiff should not be given everything asked for in the Complaint, you must say so in your Answer.

4.  YOU WILL LOSE YOUR CASE IF YOU DO NOT SEND A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINT TO THE PERSON WHO SIGNED THIS SUMMONS.  If you do not answer within 20 days, you will lose this case. You will not get to tell your side of the story, and the Court may decide against you and award the Plaintiff everything asked for in the Complaint. If you do not want to contest the claims stated in the Complaint, you do not need to respond. A default judgment can then be entered against you for the relief requested in the Complaint.

5.  LEGAL ASSISTANCE.  You may wish to get legal help from a lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer, the Court Administrator may have information about places where you can get legal assistance. Even if you cannot get legal help, you must still provide a written Answer to protect your rights or you may lose the case.

6. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION. The parties may agree to or be ordered to participate in an alternative dispute resolution process under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice. You must still send your written response to the Complaint even if you expect to use alternative means of resolving this dispute.

7.  THIS LAWSUIT MAY AFFECT OR BRING INTO QUESTION TITLE TO REAL PROPERTY located in Pine County, Minnesota, commonly known as  commonly known as 340 4th Avenue NE, Pine City, MN 55063, and legally described as:

That part of Government Lot Two (2), Section Twenty-eight (28), Township Thirty-nine (39), Range Twenty-one (21), Pine County, Minnesota, described as follows:

Commencing at the Northwest corner of said Government Lot Two (2); thence southerly, along the West line of said Government Lot 2, a distance of 406 feet to the westerly extension of the northerly line of vacated Block 4 of the recorded plat of VEENHOVEN AND BRANDIS 1ST ADDITION to Pine City, Minnesota; thence easterly, parallel with the north line of said Government Lot 2 and along the north line of said vacated Block 4, a distance of 326.27 feet to the northwest corner of vacated Lot 2, Block 4, of said plat and the point of beginning of the property to be described; thence southerly, along the west line of said vacated Lot 2, a distance of 98 feet to a point 50 feet northerly of the southwest corner of said vacated Lot 2; thence easterly, parallel with the south line of said vacated Lot 2, and its easterly extension, 160.44 feet to the east line of vacated Washington Avenue; thence northerly, along said east line, 98 feet to the easterly extension of the north line of said vacated Block 4; thence westerly, along said north line 160.41 feet to the point of beginning.

Together with a right of ingress and egress to and from the above-described premises over and across the South 15 feet of the vacated portion of Oklahoma Street in said Addition abutting the above described premises on the north.

Subject to a 15 foot sewer easement recorded in Book 16 of Miscellaneous, page 439.

Subject and together with a 15 foot driveway easement over, under and across the property described above.

The Westerly line of said 15 foot easement is described as follows:  

Beginning at a point in the South line of the above-described property distant 70 feet Westerly of the Southeast corner thereof; thence Northerly, parallel with the east line thereof, 40 feet; thence Northwesterly, to a point in the North line of the above described property, distant 91 feet Westerly of the Northeast corner thereof; thence continuing Northwesterly, along the extension of the last described line, to the north line of the vacated south 15 feet of Oklahoma Avenue and said line there terminating.

(referred to as the “Subject Property” and the “Correct Legal Description”)

The purpose of this action is to obtain an Order for the following relief:

1. Reforming the Mortgage, Pine County Document No. A455811, modified by Modification, Document No. A484272, assigned by Assignment, Pine County Document No. A545294, nunc pro tunc, from the Incorrect Legal Description cited therein to state the following Correct Legal Description:

That part of Government Lot Two (2), Section Twenty-eight (28), Township Thirty-nine (39), Range Twenty-one (21), Pine County, Minnesota, described as follows:

Commencing at the Northwest corner of said Government Lot Two (2); thence southerly, along the West line of said Government Lot 2, a distance of 406 feet to the westerly extension of the northerly line of vacated Block 4 of the recorded plat of VEENHOVEN AND BRANDIS 1ST ADDITION to Pine City, Minnesota; thence easterly, parallel with the north line of said Government Lot 2 and along the north line of said vacated Block 4, a distance of 326.27 feet to the northwest corner of vacated Lot 2, Block 4, of said plat and the point of beginning of the property to be described; thence southerly, along the west line of said vacated Lot 2, a distance of 98 feet to a point 50 feet northerly of the southwest corner of said vacated Lot 2; thence easterly, parallel with the south line of said vacated Lot 2, and its easterly extension, 160.44 feet to the east line of vacated Washington Avenue; thence northerly, along said east line, 98 feet to the easterly extension of the north line of said vacated Block 4; thence westerly, along said north line 160.41 feet to the point of beginning.

Together with a right of ingress and egress to and from the above-described premises over and across the South 15 feet of the vacated portion of Oklahoma Street in said Addition abutting the above described premises on the north.

Subject to a 15 foot sewer easement recorded in Book 16 of Miscellaneous, page 439.

Subject and together with a 15 foot driveway easement over, under and across the property described above.

The Westerly line of said 15 foot easement is described as follows:  

Beginning at a point in the South line of the above-described property distant 70 feet Westerly of the Southeast corner thereof; thence Northerly, parallel with the east line thereof, 40 feet; thence Northwesterly, to a point in the North line of the above described property, distant 91 feet Westerly of the Northeast corner thereof; thence continuing Northwesterly, along the extension of the last described line, to the north line of the vacated south 15 feet of Oklahoma Avenue and said line there terminating.

2. Determining that the Mortgage, Pine County Document No. A455811, modified by Modification, Document No. A484272, assigned by Assignment, Pine County Document No. A545294, is a valid and effective encumbrance against the Subject Property, notwithstanding the erroneous legal description cited therein.

3. Determining that in all documents pertinent to the Property cited herein, references to “Oklahoma Avenue” and “Washington Avenue” may be construed as referring to “Oklahoma Street” and “Washington Street.”  

4. Determining that Defendant Stearns Bank National Association f/k/a Pine City State Bank has no right, title or interest in the Subject Property.

557.03 NOTICE OF NO PERSONAL CLAIM

Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 557.03 you are hereby served with notice that no personal claim is made against you and that any defendant upon whom this notice is served who unreasonably defends this action shall pay full costs to the plaintiff.

BEISEL & DUNLEVY, P.A.

Dated: June 25, 2019

By /s/ Bradley N. Beisel

Bradley N. Beisel (#6191)

730 Second Avenue South, Suite 282

Minneapolis, MN 55402

Ph: (612) 436-2222

Attorneys for Plaintiff

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 4, 11 and 18, 2019


SUMMARY OF MINUTES

OF THE PINE COUNTY BOARD MEETING

Regular Meeting – Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.

Pine County Courthouse

Pine City, Minnesota

Chair Josh Mohr called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. Present were Commissioners Steve Hallan,  John Mikrot and Matt Ludwig. Also present were County Administrator David Minke and County Attorney Reese Frederickson. Commissioner Steve Chaffee joined the meeting at 10:28 a.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Chair Mohr called for public comment. There was no public comment.

Commissioner Ludwig moved to approve the amended Agenda. Second by Commissioner Mikrot. Motion carried 4-0.

Commissioner Hallan moved to approve the Minutes of the May 21, 2019 Board Meeting and Summary for publication. Second by Commissioner Mikrot. Motion carried 4-0.

Commissioner Mikrot moved to approve the Minutes of the May 28, 2019 Special Meeting-Committee of the Whole (Extension/County Investments). Second by Commissioner Hallan. Motion carried 4-0.

Commissioner Mikrot moved to approve the Minutes of the May 28, 2019 Special Meeting-Committee of the Whole (Local Government Officials). Second by Commissioner Hallan. Motion carried 4-0.

Minutes of Boards, Reports and Correspondence

    Pine County Chemical Health Coalition Minutes – May 13, 2019

    Pine County Land Surveyor Monthly Report – May 2019

    Initiative Foundation correspondence – May 14, 2019

Motion by Commissioner Ludwig to acknowledge the Minutes of Boards, Reports and Correspondence. Second by Commissioner Mikrot. Motion carried 4-0.

Commissioner Hallan moved to approve the amended Consent Agenda. Second by Commissioner Mikrot. Motion carried 4-0.

Approve Disbursements Journal Report, May 1, 2019 – May 31, 2019.

Approve Resolutions 2019-29 and 2019-30 for the Public Employees Retirement Association Police Officer Declarations for JohnClair Kubesh and Grant Crider.

Accept the low bid of Carlson-McCain in the amount of $13,596 with variable costs of $5,500 for a total of $19,100.

Approve MNDOT permit for new access location at North Pine Government Campus on State Highway 23 and approve Extinguishment of Access.

Approve the regular employment status for Social Worker Samantha Ziegler, effective June 11, 2019.

Approve the appointment of Correction Officer JohnClair Kubesh to part-time deputy sheriff, effective June 10, 2019, Grade 10, Step 1, $24.70 per hour.

Authorize the hiring of Registered Nurse Amber Stumne, effective June 10, 2019, grade 10, step 4, $27.06 per hour, contingent upon successful background check.

Authorize the hiring of MnChoices Assessor Miranda Auger, effective June 10, 2019, grade 10, step 1, $23.98 per hour, contingent upon successful background check.

Authorize the hiring of Health Educator Krista Jensen, effective June 24, 2019, grade 10, step 5, $28.09 per hour, contingent upon successful background check.

Authorize the hiring of part-time Corrections Officer Brandon Janssen, effective June 11, 2019, grade 7, step 1, $19.33 per hour, pending satisfactory physical.

Authorize the hiring of part-time Corrections Officer Evan Peterson, effective June 11, 2019, grade 7, step 1, $19.33 per hour, pending satisfactory physical.

Authorize the hiring of part-time Deputy Sheriff Grant Crider, effective June 10, 2019, Grade 10, Step 1, $24.70 per hour.

Authorize the hiring of part-time Dispatcher Isaac Simpson, effective June 5, 2019, Grade 6, Step 1, $19.33 per hour.

Authorize the hiring of part-time Dispatcher Nickole Mensen, effective June 5, 2019, Grade 6, Step 1, $19.33 per hour.

Approve Child Support Officer Tiffanie Anderson to attend the National Child Support Enforcement Association’s Leadership Symposium, August 11-14, 2019, in Minneapolis. Registration:  $499; Meals: approx. $50; Lodging: $607: Total cost:  $1,156.

Training request for CQI Breastfeeding Improvement Collaborative removed from agenda.

Health & Human Services (HHS) Committee Meeting Report

The Health & Human Services Committee met June 3, 2019 and made the recommendation to approve the agreement to purchase an additional veterans’ van and request that a member of the Pine County Veterans Council, who is not a county employee, sign the agreement on behalf of the Veterans Council.

Motion by Commissioner Hallan to approve the recommendation of the Health & Human Services Committee to approve the agreement to purchase a veteran’s van and request that a member of the Pine County Veterans Council, who is not a county employee, sign the agreement on behalf of the Veteran’s Council. Second by Commissioner Ludwig. Motion carried 4-0.

Commissioner Steve Chaffee joined the meeting at 10:28 a.m.

Motion by Commissioner Mohr to approve Resolution 2019-28 to Participate in the Council on Local Results and Innovation Performance Measurement Program and approve the 10 identified performance measures. Authorize Board Chair and County Administrator to sign. Second by Commissioner Hallan. Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Commissioner Hallan to authorize County Auditor-Treasurer Kelly Schroeder to complete the preliminary request for the Oberstar Trail funding in the State’s 2020 Capital Budget. Second by Commissioner Mikrot. Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Commissioner Chaffee to approve the job description for the Recycle Center Attendant and grade the position grade 1 on the SAFE system and approve filling two (2) part-time Recycle Center Attendant positions (grade 1, $14.62-$19.00 per hour, non-union). Second by Commissioner Hallan. Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Commissioner Hallan to approve the Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Pine City and Pine County for operation of a pilot project canister transfer station at the Pine City compost site. Authorize Board Chair and County Administrator to sign. Second by Commissioner Mohr. Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Commissioner Ludwig to approve Resolution 2019-31 identifying deficient bridges in the county. Authorize Board Chair and County Administrator to sign. Second by Commissioner Hallan. Motion carried 5-0.

With no further business, Chair Mohr adjourned the meeting at 11:43 a.m. The next regular meeting of the county board is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the North Pine Government Center, 1602 Hwy. 23 No., Sandstone, Minnesota.

Joshua Mohr, Chair

Board of Commissioners

Kelly Schroeder, Acting Administrator

Clerk to County Board of Commissioners

The full text of the board’s Minutes are available at the County Administrator’s Office and the county’s website (www.co.pine.mn.us). Copies may also be requested from the administrator’s office.

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 18, 2019


SUMMARY OF MINUTES

OF THE PINE COUNTY BOARD MEETING

Regular Meeting – Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.

North Pine Government Center

1602 Hwy. 23 North, Sandstone, Minnesota

Chair Josh Mohr called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. Present were Commissioners Steve Hallan, Steve Chaffee, John Mikrot, Jr., and Matt Ludwig. Also present were County Administrator David Minke and County Attorney Reese Frederickson.

The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Chair Mohr called for public comment. There was no public comment.

Commissioner Ludwig moved to adopt the amended Agenda. Second by Commissioner Hallan. Motion carried 5-0.

Commissioner Hallan moved to approve the Minutes of the June 4, 2019 county board meeting and Summary for publication.  Second by Commissioner Chaffee. Motion carried 5-0.

Minutes of Boards, Reports and Correspondence

    Pine County Zoning Board Minutes – February 28, 2019

    East Central Regional Juvenile Center Advisory Board Minutes – June 6, 2019

    Pine County Chemical Health Coalition Minutes – June 10, 2019

Motion by Commissioner Chaffee to acknowledge the Boards, Reports and Correspondence. Second by Commissioner Mikrot. Motion carried 5-0.

Commissioner Ludwig moved to approve the amended Consent Agenda. Second by Commissioner Chaffee. Motion carried 5-0.

CONSENT AGENDA

Approve May, 2019 Cash Balance

Fund     May 31, 2018     May 31, 2019     Increase(Decrease)

General Fund     250,468     512,251     261,783

Health and Human

Services Fund    (453,418)    352,115    805,533

Road and Bridge

Fund     4,126,998    769,482    (3,357,516)

Land Management

Fund    2,203,225    1,990,318    (212,907)

TOTAL (inc non-

major funds)    25,309,348    19,980,349    (5,328,998)

Applications

Approve the following permits/applications:

Application for Exempt Permit from the Moose Lake Fire District Firefighters Relief to conduct Minnesota lawful gambling on November 30, 2019 at Doc’s Sports Bar & Grill, 34427 Majestic Pine Drive, Sturgeon Lake (Windemere Township).

Application for Temporary On-Sale Liquor License for the Rock Creek Lions Club for an event August 30-31 and September 1-2, 2019 at the Heidelberger Rodeo, 3923 State Highway 70, Pine City (Royalton Township).

Application for Temporary 3.2 Malt Beverage License for the Jack Pine Riders for an event July 12-14, 2019 at Linda Dronen’s residence, 27079 Leese Road, Finlayson (Finlayson Township).

Approval of On/Off Sale 3.2 License for three locations. Duxbury Store, 61077 Duxbury Road, Sandstone (Wilma Township). Ray & Marge’s Resort, 36700 Lakeland Road, Sturgeon Lake. Duquette General Store, 88235 State Highway 23, Kerrick.

Approve restriction of account 12-481-483-002-5857 (Family Home Visiting Account) to ensure any fund balance is used for home visiting programs.

Authorize the hiring of part-time Corrections Officer David Ackermann, effective June 24, 2019, Grade 7, Step 1, $19.33 per hour, contingent upon satisfactory physical.

Approve Community Health Services Administrator Samantha Lo and Public Health Supervisor Jessica Fehlen to attend the Minnesota Supervisor’s Conference from September 8-11, 2019, at Breezy Point. Registration: $60, Accommodations/Meals: $468, Travel: $130. Total:  $658.

REGULAR AGENDA

Legislative updates were provided by State Representative Mike Sundin, State Representative Nathan Nelson, State Senator Jason Rarick and Miranda Jensen from Congressman Stauber’s office.

Commissioner Mohr provided an overview of the June 5, 2019 Facilities Committee meeting. Project updates on the North Pine Government Center exterior lettering, contractor “punch list,” landscaping, and the replacement of the front steps at the South Pine Government Center were discussed.

Commissioner Ludwig provided an overview of the June 11, 2019 Personnel Committee meeting.  The Personnel Committee made the following recommendations:

Increase the total number of full-time dispatchers from eight to nine. The total number of Dispatch employees will remain at twelve as budgeted for 2019. The remining positions will be part-time.

Ratify the termination of part-time probationary Corrections Officer Jake Haseman, effective May 22, 2019 and approve backfilling the position and any subsequent vacancies that may occur due to internal promotion or lateral transfer.

Acknowledge the resignation of Corrections Officer John Clair Kubesh, effective June 9, 2019 and approve backfilling the position and any subsequent vacancies that may occur due to internal promotion or lateral transfer.

Approve the updated Pine County Organizational Chart

Approve changing the SAFE System grades for Corrections Agent from Grade 8 to Grade 10 and Senior Correction Agent from Grade 9 to Grade 10, effective July 1, 2019.  Career Agent will remain a Grade 11.

Accept the “serving at the pleasure of the court” language recommended by Judge Martin.

Accept the job description language added to further clarify use of force and defensive tactics.

Motion by Commissioner Ludwig to approve the recommendation of the Personnel Committee. Second by Commissioner Mohr. Motion carried 5-0.

Commissioner Hallan provided an overview of the June 11, 2019 Investment Committee meeting.

Commissioner Ludwig provided an overview of the June 17, 2019 Health Insurance Committee.

Motion by Commissioner Hallan to award the bid for Contract #1902 to Midwest Contracting, LLC in the amount of $1,053,568.45. Second by Commissioner Chaffee. Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Commissioner Ludwig to award the bid for Contract #1903 to S & R Reinforcing, Inc. in the amount of $1,542,847.12. Second by Commissioner Mikrot. Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Commissioner Hallan to schedule a Special Meeting-Committee of the Whole (Local Government Officials meeting) for October 29, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., Jury Assembly Room, Courthouse, Pine City, Minnesota. Second by Commissioner Chaffee. Motion carried 5-0.

County Administrator David Minke reviewed the proposed 2020 Budget Schedule.

    August 1st    Department requests due

    August 20th    Budget Committee (following Board Meeting)

    August 21st    Budget Committee Department Budget Requests

    August 27th    Budget Committee Department Budget Requests

    September 10th    Budget Committee (following Personnel Committee)

    September TBD    Additional Meeting(s) if required to get preliminary

        budget and levy by September 30th

Motion by Commissioner Hallan to close the meeting pursuant to Minnesota Statutes §13D.05, Subd. 3, to conduct the annual performance evaluation of County Administrator David Minke. Second by Commissioner Ludwig.  Motion carried 5-0.

Meeting was closed at 11:22 a.m.

Present at the closed meeting were Commissioners Josh Mohr, Steve Chaffee, Steve Hallan, Matt Ludwig and John Mikrot. Also present was County Administrator David Minke. 

Motion by Commissioner Hallan to open the meeting.  Second by Commissioner Chaffee. Motion carried 5-0.  The meeting was opened at 11:43 a.m.

A summary of the conclusions of the performance evaluation will be presented at the July 2, 2019 county board meeting.

Motion by Commissioner Mohr to set Administrator Minke’s salary at $130,579 per year effective on his anniversary date of July 2, 2019. Second by Commissioner Chaffee. Motion carried 5-0.

1. Adjourn

With no further business, Chair Mohr adjourned the meeting at 11:45 a.m. The next regular meeting of the county board is scheduled for Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pine County Courthouse, 635 Northridge Drive NW, Pine City, Minnesota.

Joshua Mohr, Chair

Board of Commissioners

David J. Minke, Administrator

Clerk to County Board of Commissioners

The full text of the board’s Minutes are available at the County Administrator’s Office and the county’s website (www.co.pine.mn.us). Copies may also be requested from the administrator’s office.

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 18, 2019


MISSION CREEK TOWNSHIP PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given to the residents of Mission Creek Township that the Mission Creek Planning Committee will be meeting Monday July 22nd at 7:00p.m. to review the proposed County Administered Zoning Ordinance along with the township’s current Land Use Ordinance. This is a regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning Commission, which is held on the 4th Monday of each month as needed at 7:00 p.m.  This meeting will be held at the Mission Creek Town Hall in Beroun, Minnesota.

Stacy Hancock, clerk

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 18, 2019


CITY OF ROCK CREEK

Notice is hereby given that the Rock Creek City Council has changed the date for the August meeting to: Monday August 5, 2019 at 7PM

Sandra Pangerl

City Clerk Administrator

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 18, 2019


CITY OF ROCK CREEK

ORDINANCE #65

An Ordinance amending the Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems (SSTS) #59.

The City Council of the City of Rock Creek, Minnesota, hereby ordains:

• Amending Section 4.02.04: mitigation requirements of systems determined to be imminent threats to public health and safety.

• Amending Section 5.02.04: compliance criteria for holding tanks.

• Amending Sections 6.01 and 6.02: description of when permits are required and not required.

This ordinance shall be in full force and effect upon its passage and publication.

Passed and approved this 6th day of June, 2019 by the Rock Creek City Council.

Dick Johnson, Mayor

Sandra Pangerl, City Clerk Administrator

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 18, 2019


CITY OF ROCK CREEK

The City of Rock Creek is recruiting for open seats on the Planning Commission.

Residents or any individual with business ties to the city, interested in becoming more involved in planning your city’s future may apply by filling out the Planning Commission Application Form available at the City Office: 7080 State Highway 70, Rock Creek, Monday thru Friday 8AM to 12Noon, on the City Website: cityofrockcreek.org or by calling 320-629-2736.

Mail applications to: City of Rock Creek, PO Box 229, Rock Creek, MN 55067 or place in drop box by the City Office.

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on July 18, 2019

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