MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 5:30 p.m. Benson High School Media Center

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Meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by Chair Brian Samuelson. Members present:  James Berens, Paul Carruth, Mary Langan, Bill McGeary, Eric Peterson, Brian Samuelson, Gary Williams arrived at 5:36 p.m.
Approved Agenda.
Approved renewing the proposed district property and liability insurance policy with an increase in square footage replacement cost to $250/sq. ft. at an additional cost of $1,711 for a total of $55,125.77. 
Ryan Breitbach presented the bid categories and recommendations, stating the bids have come in $1.1 million under budget to date. Discussion took place.
Accepted the low base bids recommended for BHS bid package #2.
Approved the alternate bid moving the NS conference room into the NS office area for improved security/access in the amount of $44,327.
Approved the alternate bid for BHS HVAC upgrade in areas A, B, C, D center area in the amount of $670,106. 
Did not accept alternate bid #4 for a video production system in the auditorium in the amount of $45,000.
Approved the LTFM expenditure revision not to exceed $3.2 million for HVAC improvements and NS fire suppression requirements.
Approved the Intent to Sell Bonds Resolution for the BHS HVAC upgrade project not to exceed $3,200,000.  Voting in favor:  G. Williams, J. Berens, M. Langan, E. Peterson, B. McGeary, P. Carruth and B. Samuelson. Voting against:  None.  Motion carried (7-0).
Future Meetings:
Regular School Board Meeting - Monday, September 16, 5:30 p.m., BHS Media Center
Regular School Board Meeting - Monday, October 21, 5:30 p.m., BHS Media Center
Meeting adjourned at 6:38 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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