03-17-16 Special Meeting Minutes




                A special meeting of the Board of Directors of Southeast Area Cooperative was held on March 17, 2016 via telephone and at the office of Southeast Area Cooperative in Beresford, SD.  The members of the Board present were: Tara Cole, Alcester-Hudson School District; Clif Carnes, Beresford School District; Nancy Adema, Elk Point-Jefferson School District; Daniel Larsen, Gayville-Volin School District; and Matt Knodel, Irene-Wakonda School District.  Also present were Rob Sylliaasen, Advisory Board President and Superintendent, Viborg-Hurley School District; Brian Field, Superintendent, Beresford School District; and Cheryl Johnson, Business Manager, Southeast Area Cooperative.

President Daniel Larson called the meeting to order at 7:30 a.m.  It was determined that a quorum was present.

A motion was made by Clif Carnes and seconded by Nancy Adema to adopt the agenda.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Matt Knodel and seconded by Tara Cole to enter executive session at 7:31 a. m. for the purpose of discussing the qualifications, competence, performance, character, or fitness of any public officer or employee per SDCL 1-25-2-(1).  Motion carried.  President Larson declared the Board out of executive session at 7:38 a.m.

A motion was made by Clif Carnes and seconded by Tara Cole to approve a contract with Patricia West for the position of Director effective July 1, 2016 in the sum of $68,000.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Daniel Larson and seconded by Tara Cole to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 7:39 a.m.

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Daniel Larson, President                                                               Cheryl R. Johnson, Business Manager