Planning ahead for the summer, the District #18 Board of Education last week began looking at summer projects to complete.
Prior to the start of the meeting, the building & grounds committee met to go over a list of possible projects. During the regular meeting, which all six board members attended, the board gave Superintendent Dan Polk the go-ahead to proceed. Some of the projects are small, like adding to water stations the ability to fill water bottles and installing a metal door on the elementary building, to more expensive projects like replacing the cinderella steps on the southwest corner of school property. Polk said he will attempt to contract locally to have work done, but cautioned that it may be necessary to contract with firms outside the Elgin community to get the necessary work done before the start of the 2015-2016 school year. More such projects will be presented at the next regular meeting to be held April 9.
One project to be undertaken once school is out is the replacement of the gym floor. The Anderson Ladd floor company, who received the bid for the project, informed the school district it will cost an additional $2,900 to paint the Wolfpack logo at the center of the court. Polk said that the cost would still be under the bid due to not having to pay to have the old floor removed as a private contractor has agreed to do the work for free (a savings of up to $6,500).
Updating the school board on an early retirement incentive made available to a number of staff members meeting the necessary criteria, Polk said no one so far has applied. That doesn’t mean staff members oppose the initiative. On the contrary, the superintendent said numerous staff members have spoken to him to express their appreciation for the school board to offer the package. “They’re aware it’s a year-to-year thing,” he said, meaning the package might not be offered next year. Teachers have til early April to apply for the package.
In other action:
Salary — The board offered, and Principal Wemhoff agreed to, a three percent increase in salary for the 2015-2016.
Technology — A total of more than $47,000 in technology purchases were approved.
Purchase — After some discussion, the board approved the purchase of a new suburban vehicle at a cost of nearly $39,000. As a result of the purchase, the district will sell a minibus.
Building — The board approved a bid of $8,575 from Beckman Lumber to construct a storage building.
Agreement — The board approved a new one-year bus contract with Pope John.
There will be a District 46, Sunny Brook school reunion on Saturday, August 1, 2015.
Alumni and their families are invited to attend the reunion that will be held on the school grounds, 10 miles south of Ewing, starting at 2 p.m.
There will be a barbecue pork sandwich and potato salad picnic dinner served at 5 p.m.
There will be a freewill offering to assist in covering costs. Organizers ask that everyone bring their own beverages and a side dish or dessert to share. They are planning a fun day with music, dancing, a slide show and special guests.
Please help get the word out using email, Facebook and word of mouth. If you plan to attend, please email the committee at Sunnybrookreunion@gmail.com. This would assist organizers in food preparation, however, an email is not required for attendance.
Persons who have any pictures they would like to include in the slide show should send them to the email address. In case of inclement weather, the reunion will be held at St John’s Catholic Church parish hall, rural Clearwater.
ELGIN PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD
Distance Learning Room, EPS
March 11, 2015 7:30 PM
President Steve Heithoff called the regular March Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Board members present were Stan Heithoff, Steve Heithoff, Bob Hoefer, Doug Jones, Laurie Waterbury, and Steve Busteed. Also present were Superintendent Dan Polk and Principal Greg Wemhoff,
President Heithoff led the “Pledge of Allegiance.” Heithoff reminded everyone that a copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Law was posted in the meeting room.
School board meeting notice complied with Meeting Notice Policy #204.07.
Laurie Waterbury motioned and Doug Jones second to approve the Consent Agenda: #5- Minutes of Previous Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 6-0.
Appeara, Maintenance, $153.28; Beckman Lumber, Instru Expense, $120.20; Center on Learning, Instru Expense, $89.00; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $320.85; Dean’s Market, Instru Expense, $124.44, Maintenance, $29.45; Eakes Office, Instru Expense, $62.39; ESU #8, $12,041.01; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $1,985.41, Instru Expense, $73.16; Elgin Review, Business Expense, $446.00, Board Expense, $28.40; Elgin Pharmacy, Maintenance, $11.97; Elite Office Products, Instru Expense, $1,023.45, Business Expense, $152.36; Great Plains Comm., Business Expense, $594.74; Hadley Braithwait, Maintenance, $77.90; HireRight, Transportation, $129.00; Hometown Station, Transportation, $212.54; Iburg, Sherri, SpEd Expense, $147.20; Island Supply, Instru Expense, $171.25; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $886.84; Kayton Intl., Maintenance, $1,100.00; Kittelson, Jim, Maintenance, $902.50; KSB School Law, Board Expense, $797.50; Loup Valley Lighting, Maintenance, $190.00; MARC, Maintenance, $109.21; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $382.36; NASB, Board Expense, $495.00; Precision Repair, Transportation, $60.00; Reimbursement, $2,546.79; Schumacher Exterm., Maintenance, $80.00; SOCS, Business Expense, $350.00; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $138.10; Wordware Inc., Business Expense, $1,407.00; Northern Tier, Transfer, $10,000.00
Total Board Bills: $37,439.30
March Payroll: $197,489.50
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $234,928.80
President Heithoff recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments. Eric Heithoff, band instructor, reported to the board about an upcoming music trip and the elementary solo contest to be held on March 28th. Lisa Welding addressed the board to remind them that as some of our current teachers retire she asked that administration be looking for staff that are able to teach the college credit classes.
Principal Wemhoff reported that MAPS and the NAEP tests were completed. Elementary reading night was held March 9th and the County Sheriff Dept. held a walk-through of our campus. Michael Becker gave the activity director report.
Supt. Polk reported on the early retirement incentive program, summer projects, and the school calendar.
In action items, Stan Heithoff motioned and Steve Busteed second to approve Pope John bus agreement for 2015-16 school year. All voted aye, motion carried.
Motion by Hoefer, seconded by Stan Heithoff to approve the purchase of a new 12 x 48 storage building behind gym from Beckman Lumber for a price of $8,575. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Busteed motioned to approve purchase of a new Chevy Suburban for $38,995. Motion was seconded by Doug Jones. Vote 6-0, motion carried. The district will check into getting rid of a minibus.
Laurie Waterbury motion, Stan Heithoff second to approve 2015-16 school calendar as presented. All voted aye, motion carried. The first day of school will be August 14, 2015.
Jones motion, Busteed second to approve technology purchases as presented in the amount of $47,490. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Motion by Waterbury, second by Hoefer to approve 3% salary increase on the principal’s contract. All voted aye, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned to approve summer buildings and grounds projects as presented. Bob Hoefer second. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Busteed motion, Waterbury second to adjourn the meeting. All voted aye. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 9:02 p.m.
Discussion was held on the graphics to be used on the gym floor.
The next meeting will held on April 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room at Elgin Public School
Doug Jones, Secretary
Paula Jensen, Recorder
-This is a draft copy and does not become official Elgin Public Board minutes until approved at the next regular or advertised meeting.
PUBLISH: March 18, 2015
In the County Court of Antelope County, Nebraska
Estate of Harold B. Miller, Deceased
Estate No. Pr 15-10
Notice is hereby given that on March 12, 2015, in the County Court of Antelope County, Nebraska, the registrar issued a written statement of Informal Probate of the Will of said Decedent and that James H. Miller at 84353 521 Ave., Elgin, NE 68636 and Richard A. Miller at 51894 843 Rd, Elgin, NE 68636 were informally appointed by the Registrar as Co-Personal Representatives of the Estate.
Creditors of this Estate must file their claims with this Court on or before May 18, 2015 or be forever barred.
Barbara J. Finn
Clerk of the County Court
Address of County Court:
County Court of Antelope County
P.O. Box 26, Room 1, Neligh, NE 68756
Bruce D. Curtiss
(Bar I.D. # 15041)
CURTISS LAW OFFICE, P.C. L.L.0.
317 West Locust
Plainview, NE 68769
Tel: (402) 582-3838
Fax: (402) 582-3938
PUBLISH: March 18, 25 and April 1, 2015
Acceptance of Bids
The Antelope County Board of Supervisors has the intent to purchase a new or used Belly Dump Gravel Trailer; specs are: 2010 or newer, 43’ triple axle, bottom dumb trailer, center dump, manual and electric trap, air-ride suspension, pusher block, 11R24.5 tires, 25 cubic yards (more or less), rear axle to lift up and down. The Antelope County Board will accept bids until 9:00AM., April 7, 2015. Bids may be mailed or brought to the Antelope County Clerks office, 501 M Street, Rm 6, PO Box 26, Neligh, NE 68756-0026. The envelope must be clearly marked “Bid for Dump Truck” on the outside of the sealed envelope. Bids will be publicly opened at 9:30AM on April 7, 2015, in the Supervisors room of the Antelope County Courthouse annex, Neligh, NE. The Antelope County Board of Supervisors reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
Antelope County Clerk
PUBLISH: March 18, 25 and April 1, 2015