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Mercer School

2690 W Margaret St.
Mercer, WI 54547

Office: 715-476-2154

October, 2018

Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting

Monday, October 29, 2018

Mercer School District

 

CALL TO ORDER:  The meeting was called to order at 7:25 p.m. by Board President, Noel Brandt.

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Deanna Pierpont, Christa Reinert, Karl Anderson, Micki Holmstrom, and Noel Brandt.

 

OTHER PERSONS PRESENT:  District Administrator, Erik Torkelson, Business Manager, Tricia Thompson, Debbie Hohner, Randy Snow, Mark Snow, Holly Duensing, Joy Torkelson, Alex Schmidt, Terry Daulton, Jeff Wilson, Linda Valentine, Pete & Angie Nicol, Dawn Knorr, Amanda Neibauer, Sheri Kopka, Denise Thompson, Mary & Chuck Schroepfer, Robyn & Matt Schoeneman, Natalie Allen, Dick Hassberg, Louise & Dave Minisan, Bob Davis, Naida Huybrecht, Linda Huybrecht, Bill Gust, Sandy Karpen, Amy Ciriacks, John Sendra, Joe & Kelly Kohegyi, Bruce Zimmerman, Neil Barncard, Josh Pallin, Patt Moses, Rick Duley, Beth Wetzler, Thomas Tollakson, Avery Brandt, Tristin Woolf, Jeanne Matchifts, Kim Huybrecht, Tom Hohner, Josh Zolecki, Steve & Cindy Swalve, Todd Engler, Sami Kussard, Jim & Kathy Hannemann, Ann Baxter, Nancy Lundquist, Haley Allen, Britney Anderson, Becky & Brad Bettin, Ed Alvey Sr., Georgene & Norbert Urbanski, Toni Sendra, Bill & Joyce Brundage, Chris Holmstrom, Paul & Sue Loth, Chris Brandt, Paul Chaney, Kyle & Teri Dibelius, Sue Schenk, John Pierpont, Tom Thompson, Gerald Gripper, Manfred Markham, Kelly Martinko, Jenna Kosnicki, Mike Huybrecht, Sue & Jim Guild, Hedda Patzke, Jim Valentine, Scott Lundquist, Adam Miller, Brandi Swearingen, Mike Lambert, Monica Grant, Vic Ouimette, Scott & Jean McMyler, Mary Ann Sabec, Adam Kussard, Tom & Bonnie Mangino, Deanna Huybrecht, Opal Roberts, Amy Schmidt, Zach Wilson, Brent Wambold, Shawn & Amber Thompson, Heather Jordens, Michael Guild, Darrell Swearingen, Tanner Hiller, Todd Engler, Jerry Hartigan, Jim Kichak, Mary Fitzgerald, Roberta Nuce, Kristin Powers, Chris Paulik, Doris & Tom Marsel, Shirley Kessler, Jackie Lacek, Sharon Drawz, Sarah Johnson, Colette Anderson, Dick & Ginny Kemplin, Dorothy Bangle, Mark Higby, Jenny Weber, Dorothy Wahner, Joan Ouimette, Paul McLein, John Stannisch, Pete Wetzler, Joe Laudolff, Vic Saeger, Kathy Tutt, Dave Skranes, Heather Reh, Mary Klopatek, Kim Woolf, Mary Emerson, Linda Seal, Billie Botes, Molly Hohner, Norman Mckindles, Julie Hoffmeister, Brian Jopek, from The Lakeland Times, Ernie Moore from the Iron County Miner.

 

APPROVAL OF BOARD MEETING MINUTES:  Motion by Deanna Pierpont, seconded by Micki Holmstrom to approve the Regular Board Meeting Minutes from Tuesday, September 25, 2018 with corrections of Deanna Pierpont’s name in second action item and correction of roll call vote in first action item to include Reinert – No vote. All ayes, motion carried 5-0

 

APPROVAL OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING MINUTES:  Motion by Deanna Pierpont, seconded by Karl Anderson to approve the Special Board Meeting Minutes from Monday, October 15 as presented. All Ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

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

 

APPROVAL OF DISTRICT PAYMENTS:  Motion by Christa Reinert, seconded by Karl Anderson to approve vouchers 58381 thru 58551 (general account) and 11141 thru 11166 (activity account) in the amount of $ 188,389.26. After some discussion, roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

ACTION ITEMS:  Motion by Deanna Pierpont, seconded by Micki Holmstrom to set the 2018-19 tax levy at $2,308,830.00.  Roll call vote, Micki Holmstrom – yes, Noel Brandt – yes, Christa Reinert – No, Karl Anderson – yes, motion carried 4-1.

 

Motion by Deanna Pierpont, seconded by Karl Anderson to approve the Resolution for Short Term Borrowing as read. After some discussion, roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Micki Holmstrom, seconded by Karl Anderson to approve the Resolution to Borrow Funds & Levy Tax per Board of Commission of Public Lands as read by Clerk Micki Holmstrom as follows: 

“Resolved that we, the members of the School Board of the School District of Mercer, Wisconsin, duly assembled in meeting according to law this 29 day of October, 2018 approve and authorize that application be made by the President and Clerk of the School Board to the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands for a State Trust Fund loan in the amount of One Hundred Thirty Nine Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($139,000.00) for the purpose of financing roof replacement, soffit and fascia replacement, and replacement of HVAC control unit.  AND, levy upon all the taxable property of the school district a direct, irrepealable annual tax for the purpose of paying and sufficient to pay the interest on the loan as it falls due, and also to pay and discharge the principal thereof within 20 years in making the loan. Payments shall be made in annual installments with interest at the rate of 4.50 percent per annum. This resolution is made subject to the vote of the electors of the School District of Mercer at the annual school district meeting which was held on the 29 day of October, 2018”.   

Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Micki Holmstrom, seconded by Deanna Pierpont to approve the 2018-19 Middle School Athletic Programs as read.  Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried 5-0.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:  No public comment

 

ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Deanna Pierpont, seconded by Karl Anderson to adjourn the meeting.  All ayes, motion carried 4-0.

Meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.