Watertown-Mayer School Board Minutes



Regular Meeting


February 25, 2013


The regular meeting of the Watertown-Mayer School Board in the Watertown City Hall on Monday, February 25, 2013 was called to order at 5:45 PM by Chair McCain.  Board members present:  Janikula, Salonek, Hoover and McCain.  Absent: Thompson, Burns and Koehler.  Administration team members present:  Superintendent Marlette, Guertin, Hennen, Hittle, Fitzsimonds and Piersak. Absent:  Pauly.

II. Visitor requests and consideration of agenda.   MMS (Motion made and Seconded by) Janikula and Salonek to approve the agenda as amended. Passes 4-0

III. General Business Items

MMS Hoover and Salonek to approve the following consent agenda items:  Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of January 3, 2013 and Special Board Meeting of February 4, 2013; Personnel consent agenda including Spring Coaches and Seniority List; business consent agenda – operations update.  Passes 4-0.

IV. Recognitions/Presentations:  The board recognized the AAA Award winners:  Josh Loomis and Ellen Poikonen.  They also recognized the 2012 ExCEL Award winners:  Luke Sandquist and Meagan Campbell.

V.  Reports by Guests, Administration and Board Susie Bjorklund reported on Freedom Farm.

Cindy Bauer reported on the Special Education Advisory Committee’s Meet and Greet.

Mike Piersak reported on the Mental Health Committee/County Invite

Mr. Marlette presented the board with information regarding that all districts are moving towards iPads, China has been the most innovative and universal; Obama Care;

March 13th is Tech Visit Day

VI. Old Business

A. None

VII. New Business

A. MMS Salonek and Hoover to approve the Watertown-Mayer ISD No. 111 contract with Schwickert’s roofing of Mankato, MN for the roof repairs at the Elementary School Roof according to February 1, 2013 bid specifications with a cost of $167,000 of which the $167,000 payment is not due until FY15.  In addition, the Watertown-Mayer ISD No. 111 authorizes ICS Consulting, Inc. to draft the appropriate contract reflecting this bid amount to the Contractor.  Passes 4-0.

B. MMS Janikula and Salonek to approve the attached Watertown-Mayer School District #111 High School Registration handbook for 2013-2014.  Passes 4-0.

C.  MMS Salonek and Hoover to approve the Resolution Establishing Procedures for Reimbursement of Certain Expenditures from Proceeds of Future Bond Issues or Other Borrowings.  Ayes:  Salonek, McCain, Janikula and Hoover.  Nays:  None.  Passes 4-0.

D. MMS Hoover and Salonek to approve the Resolution Stating the Intention of the School Board to Issue General Obligation Bonds to Finance Certain Health and Safety Projects; Covenanting and Obligating the District to be Bound by and to Use the Provisions of Minnesota Statues, Section 126C.55 to Guarantee the Payment of the Principal and Interest on the Bonds.  Ayes:  Salonek, McCain, Janikula and Hoover.  Nays:  None.  Passes 4-0.

E.  MMS Salonek and Janikula to approve the “Freedom Farm” Therapeutic Riding Center Program as presented by Susie Bjorklund.  Passes 4-0.

VIII. Discussion of issues or open comments by School Board Directors.

Reminder of upcoming School Board Meetings:

Special School Board March 5, 2013  5:30 PM TLC – (District Office)

Regular School Board March 18, 2013 5:30 PM Watertown City Hall

Topic at the March 5th Meeting: Work Session to Develop District Strategic Plan

IV. MMS Salonek and Janikula to adjourn the meeting at 6:50 PM and was duly passed.


John McCain, Chair

Jennifer Hoover, Clerk


(Published in Carver County News April 11, 2013)