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GC School Board’s letter about the proposed sand mine is received by St. Croix County

By Kelsie Hoitomt

GLENWOOD CITY – The Glenwood City Board of Education held their regular meeting Monday evening September 10 prior to the District’s Annual Meeting where they discussed the latest update on the proposed Vista Sand sand mine.

Buildings, Grounds and Transportation committee member and Board Clerk Lori Klinger said that their letter was received.

This letter was signed and approved by the Board during one of last month’s meetings.
It stated the concerns and questions the Board members had about the proposed sand mine being near the school.

The Board heard from Zoning Specialist Alex Blackburn, who stated that the letter would be forwarded on to the St.Croix County Board.

The Board also made a motion to hire an attorney firm to help the Board take the proper course of action about the proposed sand mine. This motion was made by District Superintendent Tim Emholtz and seconded by Board member Jon Mrdutt.

In other business the Board approved the Consent Agenda, which included the following items; approval of open enrollment out application (appendix Item V-A1), approval of community education staff member resignation (appendix item V-B1), approval of a $756.94 dollar donation from Ormson’s in conjunction with KLN Enterprises, approval of Sue Nueske as a volunteer and approval of change to section 4.06, Communications, of all employee handbooks.

The Board also approved hiring a hearing officer Jim Ward of Weld, Riley, Prenn and Ricci for any expulsion hearings during the 2012-2013 school year.