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Mercer School

2690 W Margaret St.
Mercer, WI 54547

Office: 715-476-2154

May, 2018

Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting

 

Monday, May 21, 2018

 

Mercer School District

 

CALL TO ORDER:  The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by Board President, Noel Brandt.

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Deanna Pierpont, Karl Anderson, Noel Brandt, Christa Reinert with Micki Holmstrom arriving at 5:04 p.m.

 

OTHER PERSONS PRESENT:  District Administrator, Erik Torkelson, Business Manager, Tricia Thompson, Bill Gust, Tom and Doris Marsel, Jim and Kathy Hannemann, Dick and Ginny Kemplin, Mary Ann Sabec, Kathy Tutt, Jeanie Koleno, Norm McKindles, Gary Schlais, Josh Pallin, Amy Schmidt, Vic Saeger, Barry Forbes from WASB, Ernie More from Iron County Miner and Doug Kaiser from FYI Newspaper.

 

APPROVAL OF BOARD MEETING MINUTES:  Motion by Deanna Pierpont, seconded by Karl Anderson to approve the Regular Board Meeting Minutes from Monday, April 23, 2018 as presented.  All ayes, motion carried 4-0.

 

APPROVAL OF SAFETY COMMITEE MEETING MINUTES:  Motion by Deanna Pierpont, seconded by Karl Anderson to approve the Safety Committee Meeting Minutes from Thursday, April 19, 2018 as presented.  All ayes, motion carried 4-0

 

Micki Holmstrom arrived at this time.

 

APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT:  Motion by Karl Anderson, seconded by Christa Reinert to approve the Treasurer’s report as presented.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

APPROVAL OF DISTRICT PAYMENTS:  Motion by Deanna Pierpont, seconded by Micki Holmstrom to approve vouchers 57980 thru 58064 (general account) and 110046 thru 11068 (activity account) in the amount of $100,179.50.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

ACTION ITEMS:  Motion by Deanna Pierpont, seconded by Christa Reinert for approval of Approved/Denied Open Enrollment Applications for the 2018-2019 School Year. Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Deanna Pierpont, seconded by Micki Holmstrom to approve the Resignation of Deb Davis as Special Education Director with many regrets. Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Deanna Pierpont, seconded by Micki Holmstrom to approve contract of Davis/Kuelthau Attorneys at Law as Mercer School District Counsel. After some discussion. Roll call vote, Deanna Pierpont-Yes, Christa Reinert-No, Micki Holmstrom-Yes, Noel Brandt-Yes, Karl Anderson-No, motion carried 3-2.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:  Kathy Tutt spoke of her concerns regarding hiring new district counsel.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Deanna Pierpont, seconded by Micki Holmstrom to adjourn the meeting.  All ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m.