District-owned lot sale approved
District business manager Jackie Paradis presented an $18,000 purchase agreement between the district's real estate agent, Lawrence Realty, and Tom Wendt for a lot at 328 Goodhue St. N. The lot is located near Red Wing High School. The district listed four single-family lots for sale in August, Paradis said, with the first offer from Wendt on the smallest lot coming in February.
The original asking price for the lot was $24,900. Wendt's first offer of $16,000, Paradis said, was followed by counter offers from both parties until the Operations Committee settled an $18,000 offer.
"Ultimately, we're looking to make some money off of these lots," board member and operations committee member Steve Anderson said. "This particular lot is rather unusual — it is a triangular shape with a hill which will limit the size of home that can be built."
Anderson said the operations committee was aware that the unique size of the lot would draw offers below the listed price.
"As soon as someone starts developing, it will make the other lots more appealing," he said.
The board unanimously approved the resolution by a roll call vote.
Personnel moves made
Hires: Kyle Blahnik, assistant varsity baseball coach; Patrick Milani, head ninth-grade baseball coach; Justin Plein, head junior varsity baseball coach; Paul Hartmann, head varsity baseball coach; Peter Johnson, assistant boys' golf coach; Amanda Stokes, assistant girls' golf coach; Brandon Yoemans, volunteer golf coach; Nathan Gale, boys' head varsity coach; Mark Herzog, girls' head varsity coach; Morgan Bohmbach, assistant varsity softball coach; Bill Rooney, head ninth-grade softball coach; Jon Bohmbach, head softball coach; Beth Heber, junior varsity softball coach; James Bohmbach, volunteer softball coach; George Carter, spring sports site manager; John Jones, spring weight room; Drew Olinger, boys' varsity tennis (co-head/assistant); Doug Toivonen, boys' varsity tennis (co-head/assistant); Sheena Tisland, assistant sixth- and seventh-grade track coach; Steve Clark, assistant track coach; Mike Ehlers, assistant track coach; Katie Rausch, assistant track coach; Alicia Redman, assistant track coach; Cory Thorson, assistant track coach; Rebecca McQuiston, head boys' varsity track coach; Bill Redman, boys'/girls' TBMS track coach; Jesse Nelson, head girls' varsity track coach
Reassignment: Catherine Smith, cook at River Bluff Education Center, effective March 20, 2017 (due to a resignation); Heidi Mitchell, special education/homebound teacher at Tower View Alternative School, effective 2017-18 school year (due to a retirement).
Resignation: Josh Schultz, custodian at Twin Bluff Middle School, effective April 2, 2017; Jeremy Sorenson, principal at Sunnyside Elementary School, effective June 30, 2017.
In other news...
• Board member Arlen Diercks was one of six names drawn at Kraus-Anderson's promotional booth at the Minnesota School Board Association's annual meeting in January. The school district will receive a $750 learning grant on Diercks' behalf.
Meeting watch: Monday's meeting lasted approximately 55 minutes. All board members were present. The next meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, at City Hall.
— compiled by Samantha Bengs, staff writer