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 Benson, Minnesota
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 5:30 p.m.
Benson High School Media Center

The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by Chair Chad Payne.  Members present:  Paul Carruth, Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Tammy Gunlogson, Mary Langan, Bill McGeary, Chad Payne and Gary Williams.

Members absent:  None.  Also present:  Dennis Laumeyer, Brad Johnson, Mike Knutson, Dave Benson, Pam Anderson, Mike Thompson, Shelly Vergin, Brock Duncan, Robert Neuman, Reed Anfinson, Paul Youngquist and Jeff Seeley.

No additions to the Agenda.
Approved the Agenda.
No citizens comments.

Superintendent Laumeyer stated Architect Paul Youngquist and two additional architects were here today to start planning spaces with staff design teams. It’s been an exciting day! He introduced Jeff Seeley from Ehlers who explained the process of selling bonds, interest rates and using LTFM funds for potential HVAC projects. Paul Youngquist explained the upcoming additions and remodeling projects at Northside Elementary and the high school and how the HVAC projects could be incorporated during the processes to save money. Jeff Seeley explained a timeline to have funds available for the project.
Architect Paul Youngquist explained the floor plan at Northside after meeting with groups today on design, security, collaborative learning space, HVAC and activity space. They will also meet with groups on the auditorium, band room, etc. at the high school in the future.  Possible time lines were discussed. Supt. Laumeyer has submitted a grant application to the state for security improvements funding that will be awarded to 50 schools on a lottery basis. A decision needs to be made to hire a construction manager or a general manager and how to bid the projects to allow local contractors to bid on the construction.

Future Meetings:
Regular Meeting - September 17, 5:30 p.m., BHS Media Center
Regular Meeting - October 15, 5:30 p.m., BHS Media Center
Special Meeting - November 14, 5:30 p.m., BHS Media Center

The meeting was adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

Business and Report Items:  Document Reference (filed with original minutes)

Copies of documents presented for action and report purposes are located in the district office as prepared for permanent record and posted on the school website at www.benson.k12.mn.us.

Mary KW Langan, Clerk

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