THE FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL BOARD MEETING IS TUESDAY NIGHT AT 5 PM. THE BOARD WILL ACT ON THE SCIENCE CURRICULUM AND A COUPLE OF PERSONNEL ITEMS. THE BOARD WILL HEAR A PRESENTATION ON ELEMENTARY MAKERSPACE AND ACCEPT DONATIONS AT TUESDAY'S MEETING AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS.
THE FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY AT 5:30 PM. THE COUNCIL WILL BE PRESENTED WITH THE INVESTMENT REPORT, A LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL FOR PROPOSED LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX, A PROPOSED CITY CODE CHANGE REGARDING THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND APPROVING ELECTION JUDGES. THE COUNCIL ALSO WILL ACT ON A DEED RESTRICTION FOR CEDAR PARK TRAIL PROJECT,REZONING 924 LAKE AVENUE, A MNDOT LIMITED USE PERMIT AND REVISITING A RESOLUTION DIRECTING STAFF TO RECEIVE BIDS FOR HOSTING THE CITY WEBSITE AT MONDAY'S MEETING AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS.
THE 6TH ANNUAL COACHES VS CANCER EVENT IS SCHEDULED FOR THIS SATURDAY (JAN. 25TH) DURING THE GIRLS/BOYS BASKETBALL DOUBLEHEADER BETWEEN THE FAIRMONT CARDINALS AND THE BROOKINGS, SOUTH DAKOTA BOBCATS AT THE FAIRMONT HIGH SCHOOL GYM. COACHES VS CANCER IS BEING SPONSORED BY THE MARTIN COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE. MANY FAMILIES HAVE BEEN AFFECTED WITH THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE. SOME HAVE FRIENDS THAT ARE BATTLING CANCER RIGHT NOW AS WE TRY TO RAISE AWARENESS TO OUT STUDENTS,ATHLETES AND FAMILIES OF HOW WE CAN HELP FIGHT THE BATTLE AND FIND A CURE. PAPER BASKETBALLS CAN BE PURCHASED FROM ANY [...]
The Martin County Board on Tuesday took the matter of consent for refugee resettlement off their agenda, due to a federal injunction. Martin County Attorney Terry Viesselman explained the matter. “A federal court issued an injunction prohibiting the executive branch of the federal government from implementing that policy of requiring communities to agree to taking refugees or not,” he said. “It’s kind of a moot point and until that all plays out I don’t think there’s any need for the board to take action at this time.” Commissioners approved a motion to authorize recruitment for an additional attorney for the [...]
THE MARTIN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEET TUESDAY AT 9 AM. THE BOARD WILL HEAR A PRESENTATION AND REVIEW OF THE 2018 COUNTY AUDIT, CONSIDER RECRUITMENT OF AN ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEY, RECRUITMENT OF A NEW PARK CARETAKER/HIGHWAY MANTENANCE SPECIALIST POSITION AND RECOMMENDATION FOR HIRE OF A JAIL ADMINSTRATOR. A REPORT ON 2019 BUILDING PERMITS AND TYPES OF PERMITS ISSUED. AND CONSIDERATION MARTIN COUNTY REVOLVING LOAN FORGIVENESS WILL BE A PART OF THE MEETING ON TUESDAY AT THE MARTIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE. Paste In or Write Your Content Here!!!!!!!!!
THE FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL BOARD ON TUESDAY HELD THE ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR THE NEW YEAR. THE OFFICERS STAYED THE SAME WITH RUFUS RODRIGUEZ,PRESIDENT; NICOLE GREEN, VICE PRESIDENT; DAN BROOKENS, CLERK AND JULIE LAUE AS TREASURER. SCHOOL BOARD COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS REMAINED THE SAME. THE BOARD HEARD AN UPDATE FROM SARAH MITTELSTADT OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS EDUCATION COOPERATIVE AND THE ARISE ACADEMY. THE BOARD APPROVED THE 2019-20 REVISED BUDGET, SOME POLICIES WERE REVIEWED AND APPROVED AND PERSONNEL ITEMS DEALT WITH.DONATIONS WERE ACCEPTED INCLUDING:ICE FISH HOUSE ($2,000 VALUE) FROM DOUG DUNKER FOR CONSTRUCTION TRADES ACADEMYCOKE BOTTLING/WALMART $1,000 FOR AUTOMOTIVE ACADEMYMARY JO MOLTZEN [...]
State Sen. Julie Rosen attended a special meeting of the Martin County Board on Tuesday to hear about the needs of the county. County department heads also were present, along with a few members of the public. Commissioner Elliot Belgard addressed transportation needs. County Highway Engineer Kevin Peyman also commented.about dedicated highway funds.I think that’s a good point when you talk about dedicated [funds],” Rosen said. “The sustainable part is questionable when it comes to the gas tax. Just in my every day workings in the district I serve, they’ll stop me and say, ‘Thank you for not voting on [...]
THE FAIRMONT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ON MONDAY HEARD FROM COORDINATOR LINSEY PREUSS, WHO UPDATED MEMBERS ON CHILD CARE IN THE CITY. SHE SAID THERE ARE TRAININGS HAPPENING AS A RESULT OF SPONSORSHIP BY PROFINIUM FINANCIAL. PREUSS MENTIONED OTHER COMMUNITIES HAVE CREATED PROGRAMS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR CHILD CARE WHICH INCLUDE DIRECT AND FORGIVABLE LOANS FOR NEW PROVIDERS. LINSEY WOULD LIKE TO OFFER PROGRAMS TO EXISTING PROVIDERS AS WELL. F E D A MEMBER TOM HAWKINS BROUGHT UP THE POSSIBILITY OF SUBSIDIES FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDER EMPLOYEES. LINSEY PRUESS ALSO BROUGHT UP THE 2020 CENSUS AND HOW IMPORTANT IT WAS TO [...]
The Fairmont City Council Monday night continued an old discussion about the investigation to determine whether any city employees knew of the former City Attorney’s cases that were expired due to the statute of limitations. The council had hired investigator Michelle Soldo to probe the matter, and she concluded that none of the city staff knew or should have known about the expiring cases, releasing her findings with “all relevant information” on Nov. 14. She later advised against interview transcripts due to additional cost, relevance and the witnesses’ concerns of retaliation. But Councilor Tom Hawkins wanted transcripts of Soldo’s [...]
THE FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TUESDAY AT 5 PM. THE BOARD WILL ELECT OFFICERS FOR THE NEW YEAR AND DEAL WITH COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS AND ACT ON POLICIES AND PERSONNEL ITEMS AND A REVISED 2019-2020 BUDGET. DONATIONS TO THE DISTRICT WILL BE ACCEPTED AND AN UPDATE ON THE SOUTHERN PLAINS EDUCATION COOPERATIVE AND ARISE ACADEMY WILL BE PRESENTED AT TUESDAY'S MEETING AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS.