March 3, 2015

Bond vote continues to fester at Max School

By STU MERRY

A second school bond issue at Max was soundly defeated Feb. 20, but the dust is far from settled.

This past week, about 20 patrons attended the regular monthly board meeting. They took issue at how the school and administration handled the bond issue and how information was presented. A majority of the comments were directed at Superintendent Craig Eraas.

One who questioned what was presented was Daryl Lies of Douglas. He said he thinks patrons were misled in articles put in the newspaper (The Independent and Minot newspaper).

Scratching his head, Lies wondered how a dozen votes near-win in November could turn into a shellacking three months later.

One of the biggest issues is whether the boilers were condemned. Documentation from the North Dakota Insurance Department’s chief boiler inspector was presented by patrons. Dated Nov. 17, 2014, Robert Reetz, chief boiler inspector, wrote the boilers had not been condemned. But in the next sentence, Reetz recommended replacement before the boilers are no longer serviceable.

 

Bond vote continues

 

to fester at Max School

 

By STU MERRY

 

 

 

 

A second school bond issue at Max was soundly defeated Feb. 20, but the dust is far from settled.

 

This past week, about 20 patrons attended the regular monthly board meeting. They took issue at how the school and administration handled the bond issue and how information was presented. A majority of the comments were directed at Superintendent Craig Eraas.

 

One who questioned what was presented was Daryl Lies of Douglas. He said he thinks patrons were misled in articles put in the newspaper (The Independent and Minot newspaper).

 

Scratching his head, Lies wondered how a dozen votes near-win in November could turn into a shellacking three months later.

 

One of the biggest issues is whether the boilers were condemned. Documentation from the North Dakota Insurance Department’s chief boiler inspector was presented by patrons. Dated Nov. 17, 2014, Robert Reetz, chief boiler inspector, wrote the boilers had not been condemned. But in the next sentence, Reetz recommended replacement before the boilers are no longer serviceable.

 

 


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