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Mercer School

2690 W Margaret St.
Mercer, WI 54547

Office: 715-476-2154

October, 2017 Annual

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF MERCER  

BUDGET HEARING & ANNUAL DISTRICT MEETING MINUTES

OCTOBER 30, 2017

5:00 P.M.

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:  The Budget Hearing & Annual Meeting of the School District of Mercer, was called to order by Board President, Deanna Pierpont at 5:01 P.M. on Monday, October 30, 2017.

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Kelly Kohegyi, Deanna Pierpont, Christa Reinert, Micki Holmstrom and Noel Brandt.

 

OTHER PERSONS PRESENT:  District Administrator, Erik Torkelson, Business Manager, Tricia Thompson, Lori Boltz, Josh Reed, Matt & Robyn Schoeneman, Kristin Powers, Ed Alvey Sr., Martha Pierpont, Dean Gustafson, Kathy Kadrlik, Gary Schlais, Pete & Beth Wetzler, Gary Patzke, Josh Pallin, Patt Moses, Rick Duley, Dick & Ginny Kemplin, Mary Ann Sabec, Vic Ouimette, Chris Holmstrom, Mike Shouldice, Amy Schmidt, Adam Miller, Shannon Hiller, Joe Kohegyi, Marikay Lentz, Walter & Janet Georgi, Bill Gust, Jean & Scott McMyler, Norman McKindles, Hedda Patzke, Denise & Tom Thompson, Nancy Lundquist, Louise & Dave Minisan, Thomas Richards, Sharon Drawz, Jerry Hartigan, Colin & Caitlin Hartigan, Tom & Doris Marsel, Jennifer Weber, Bill Brundage, John Sendra, Dorothy Wahner, Richard Thiede, Denese Odermann, Dorothy Bangle, Mark Higby, Judy Bugni, Sandy Karpen, Brent Wambold, Todd Emro, JoAnn & Dave Riegler, Liz Hanson, Sue Schenk, Sue Benzel, Debbie & Tom Hohner, Tracy Heleniak, Mark Benson, Julie Klug, Kathy Tutt, Linda Seal, Bailey Thompson, Billie Botes, Zoe Botes, Jessica Klopatek, Haley Allen, Haley Hill, Molly Hohner, Ava Barton, Aubrey Schoeneman, Ella Torkelson, Eunica Kratachvil, Terrence Maerz, Tristin Woolf, Karl Anderson, Jim & Kathy Hannemann, Thomas Thompson, Adam Kussard, John Pierpont, Sheri Kopka, Doug Kaiser from FYI and Ernie Moore from the Iron County Miner.

 

ELECTION OF CHAIRPERSON:  Motion by Denise Thompson, seconded by Dorothy Bangle to nominate Deanna Pierpont as Chairperson for the Budget Hearing & Annual Meeting.  Asked for other nominations, no other nominations. Took a vote by the public and Deanna Pierpont was elected meeting chairperson by a unanimous decision of all ayes with no opposition.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  Motion by Kelly Kohegyi, seconded by Christa Reinert to waive the reading of the minutes and approve the Budget Hearing & Annual Minutes from the October 2016 Budget Hearing & Annual Meeting as presented in the annual packet. Discussion called for, no discussion. Public vote taken, motion carried by a unanimous decision of all ayes with no opposition.

 

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Motion by Nancy Lundquist, seconded by Denese Odermann to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented in the annual packet. Discussion called for, no discussion.  Public vote taken, motion carried by a unanimous decision of ayes with no opposition.

 

2017-2018 PROPOSED BUDGET:  Motion by Louise Minisan, seconded by Nancy Lundquist to adopt the 2017-18 Budget as presented in the annual packet in the amount of $ 3,438,169.00. After much discussion, a public vote was taken, motion carried 57 ayes, 6 nays.

 

TAX LEVY:  Motion by Denise Thompson, seconded by Doris Marsel to approve the tax levy of $ 2,322,319.00.  Discussion called for, no discussion.  Public vote taken, motion carried by a decision of majority ayes with a few opposed.

 

BOARD SALARIES:  Sue Schenk made a motion, seconded by Nancy Lundquist. After some discussion Sue Schenk withdrew her motion as did Nancy Lundquist. Motion by Kelly Kohegyi, seconded by Nancy Lundquist to eliminate board salaries for the 2017-18 year. After some discussion, public vote taken, motion carried with a majority of ayes with some opposed.

 

BOARD EXPENSES:  Motion by Hedda Patzke, seconded by Denise Thompson to pay all approved school board expenses.  Public vote was taken, motion carried by a unanimous decision of ayes with no opposition.

 

APPROVAL OF DEPOSITORY:  Motion by Denise Thompson, seconded by Kathy Tutt to authorize Associated Bank of Mercer as the depository for School District Funds. Discussion called for, no discussion.  Public vote taken, motion carried by all ayes with one opposed.

 

SALE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY:  Motion by Denise Thompson, seconded by Nancy Lundquist to authorize the sale of excess school property with a $20,000 per item limit.  After some discussion, public vote taken, motion carried by a unanimous decision of ayes with no opposition.

 

SHORT TERM BORROWING:  Motion by Denise Thompson, seconded by Louise Minisan to authorize short-term borrowing. Public vote taken, motion carried by a unanimous decision of ayes with no opposition.

 

2017-18 MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETIC PROGRAM:  Motion by Kelly Kohegyi, seconded by Nancy Lundquist to approve the 2017-18 Middle School Athletic Programs as presented in the annual packet.  Discussion called for, no discussion.  Public vote taken, motion carried by a unanimous decision of ayes with no opposition.

 

ANNUAL MEETING DATE 2018:  Motion by Nancy Lundquist, seconded by Denise Thompson to set the Annual Meeting date for the 5th  Monday in October of 2018, (October 29, 2018) at 5:00 P.M. Discussion called for, no discussion.  Public vote taken, motion carried by a unanimous decision of ayes with no opposition.

 

ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Denise Thompson, seconded by Denese Odermann to adjourn the annual meeting.  Public vote taken, motion carried by a unanimous decision of ayes with no opposition.

 

Meeting adjourned at 5:46 p.m.