MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING SCHOOL BOARD, Nov. 13

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 MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING
SCHOOL BOARD
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777
Benson, Minnesota
November 13, 2013

The special School Board meeting was called to order at 11:38 a.m. by Chairperson Chad Payne.
The following members were present:  B. McGeary, A. Pagel, C. Payne, G. Williams and A. Abner.  Also present:  D. Laumeyer.  Absent:  None.    
Member Bill McGeary moved the adoption of the following resolution:
RESOLUTION CANVASSING RETURNS OF VOTES
OF SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION

BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 777, State of Minnesota, as follows:
1. It is hereby found, determined and declared that the special election of the voters of this school district held on November 5, 2013, was in all respects duly and legally called and held.
2. As specified in the attached Abstract and Return of Votes Cast, at said election a total  of 1,176 voters of the school district voted on the question of revoking the referendum revenue authorization of the school district and replacing that authorization with a new authorization for taxes payable in 2014 and thereafter (SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1), of which 653 voted in favor, 519 voted against the same, and there were 4 completely blank or defective ballots.  Said proposition, having received the approval of at least a majority of such votes, is hereby declared to have carried.
3.    The clerk is hereby directed to certify the results of the election to the county auditors of each county in which the school district is located in whole or in part.  The clerk is also directed to report the results of the referendum revenue authorization election to the Commissioner of Education within fifteen (15) days of the date hereof.
    The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member A. Pagel and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof:  Chad Payne, Bill McGeary, Gary Williams, Andy Abner and Al Pagel.
and the following voted against the same:  None.
whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Board members discussed options to fill the open board seats, and whether to fill both seats or one seat.  Board chair Chad Payne explained a couple people had contacted him with interest in the open seat.  Further discussion will be held during the November 18th school board meeting.
Motion by B. McGeary, seconded by G. Williams to adjourn the meeting at 11:56 a.m.  Motion carried unanimously.

Andy Abner, Clerk
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