1/26/2005 – Public Notices


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE DISTRICT COURT, BENSON COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA.
In the Matter of the Estate of Sigvart Fossen, Deceased.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the above estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Harold Fossen, personal representative of the estate, at 4599 31st St. NE, Maddock, ND
58348 or filed with the Court.
Dated this 7th day of January, 2005.
-s-Harold Fossen
Harold Fossen
Personal Representative
4599 31st St. NE
Maddock, ND 58348
James P. Wang
110 Main Street East
PO Box 211
Minnewaukan, ND 58351
ID# 04664
Attorney for Estate
First publication on the 12th day of January, 2005.
(Publish Jan. 12, 19 & 26, 2005)


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Estate of Gary Christensen, Deceased
Probate No. 05-P-01
All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the personal representative or to the District Court of Benson County, North Dakota within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice or the claims will be forever barred. The undersigned has been appointed personal representative.
Gwendolyn E. Christensen
PO Box 273
Minnewaukan, ND 58351
First publication on the 26th day of January, 2005.
(Publish Jan. 26, Feb. 2 & 9, 2005)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
WARWICK CITY COUNCIL
November 1, 2004
A regular meeting of the Warwick City Council was held November 1, 2004.
The meeting was called to order by Acting Mayor George Evans. Present were council members Shirley Tiokasin and Leslie Elfman and Travis Dillman from Interstate Engineering.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Tiokasin made a motion to approve the minutes. Elfman seconded. Motion carried.
Bills were presented:
UTILITY FUND
Mark Elfman $176.72
Waste Management 598.53
Otter Tail Power Co. 192.76
Hawkins 136.75
Internal Revenue Service 142.80
GENERAL FUND
Otter Tail Power Co. $146.00
Sandra Barber 176.72
Internal Revenue Service 142.80
Benson Co. Farmers Press 49.02
Benson Co. Highway Dept. 1,589.00
Elfman made a motion to pay the bills. Tiokasin seconded. Motion carried.
Travis Dillman went over high points of the pre-construction conference held in October. The ND Department of Health, Interstate Engineering and Black Construction met concerning agreements on Warwick’s Cell Rehabilitation Project. Elfman made a motion to approve the progressive estimate. Tiokasin seconded. Motion carried.
Tiokasin made a motion to fulfill SRF requirements in filing an application for a loan under the Clean Water Act. Elfman seconded. Motion carried.
Next meeting will be December 6, 2004 at 7 p.m.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
Sandra Barber
City Auditor
George Evans
Acting Mayor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
WARWICK CITY COUNCIL
December 6, 2004
A regular meeting of the Warwick City Council was held December 6, 2004.
The meeting was called to order by Acting Mayor George Evans. Members present were Shirley Tiokasin and Leslie Elfman.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Tiokasin made a motion to approve the minutes. Elfman seconded. Motion carried.
Bills were presented:
UTILITY FUND
Mark Elfman $176.72
Waste Management 606.46
Otter Tail Power Co. 185.05
Hawkins 157.23
GENERAL FUND
Otter Tail Power Co. $146.00
Sandra Barber 176.72
SPECIAL PROJECT FUND
Black Construction $15,872.44
Interstate Engineering 8,920.10
Elfman made a motion to pay the bills. Tiokasin seconded. Motion carried.
Interstate Engineering could not be here for the scheduled project update but by telephone indicated that everything looked good on inspection.
Dillman suggested having Black Construction return and spread the second cell. The council agreed.
Water and sewer rate increases were discussed.
Next meeting will be January 3, 2005.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
Sandra Barber
City Auditor
George Evans
Acting Mayor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL
January 18, 2004
A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held January 18, 2005 at 6 p.m. at the Minnewaukan Senior Citizens Community Center. Present were Council President Curt Yri, Richard Peterson and Mark Motis. Also present were city maintenance man Verdeen Backstrom, city auditor Laura Weed, Cathy Nord, Steve Huffman, Curt Sogge and David Garske.
Peterson moved that the minutes of the December 14 meeting be approved.
Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
Motis moved to approve a new Web site budget item in the amount of $425.
The council discussed implementing new pictures of the library, current events, meeting minutes, city phone and e-mail address and possibly a fishing report. Peterson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
The council once again discussed where to put the new siren. Otter Tail Power Company will do some locating of lines at two different locations.
A motion was made by Peterson, seconded by Motis, to charge the ambulance service and fire department for all insurance that the city pays for these entities. Motis also wanted to remind the fire department that all firemen must be in uniform when responding to a call. If the volunteer is not in full uniform and is injured he or she would not be covered under Workmen’s Comp.
Motis moved to approve a training session for Troy Backstrom on 12-1-04.
Peterson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
The council was asked to approve a training session for Troy Backstrom on March 29-31. After some discussion regarding water treatment plant employee licensing, the council tabled this matter pending further investigation.
Motis moved to approve a training session for Verdeen Backstrom February 1-3. Peterson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
The action taken on delinquent water and sewer bills during the last city council meeting was clarified by the council. A letter will be sent to Mark Wallace regarding his past due account.
A second reading on amending Ordinance One was held. Motis moved to accept this chapter as amended. Peterson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
Chapter One
Government Organizations
Mike Every
Mayor
Attest: Laura Weed
City Auditor
First Reading: December 14, 2004.
Second Reading and Final Passage: January 18, 2004.
The employee personnel policy was tabled.
Motis moved to call for bids on the fire department and 55 club building.
Peterson spoke to Carole Lysne and she felt there might be some grant funds available. A notice will be placed in the local paper requesting bids. The council felt that the bids could include different coverings and ideas about sloping the roof. Peterson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
Motis moved to make a $10,000 payment to Bremer Bank for the seal coating.
Peterson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
The monthly financial report revealed that the FSA-Bank Building fund is in the black by more that $2500. The city took over the building in March 2000. At that time the city’s investment in the building was $59,000 spent on remodeling by the previous city council. All that money has been recovered through payment of rent by the tenants. In addition, $5,000 in back taxes were paid by the city and $16,800 spent on paving the parking lot. Those expenses also were covered by rent payments. If the city had not taken possession of the building five years ago, the city would have lost its original $59,000 investment.
Because some of the lines froze on the water tower, repairs will need to be made. H&H Coatings will investigate why the lines froze and what will be the solution to keep them from freezing again. H&H submitted a bid for repair. The council felt H&H should find out why the lines froze before proceeding.
Backstrom gave his maintenance report.
Motis moved that all bills be paid. Peterson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
FSA-BANK BUILDING FUND
Ameripride $53.20
Benson County Treasurer 1,324.13
Oddens’ 8.88
Otter Tail Power Co. 862.16
Huffman, Steven 952.91
GARBAGE FUND
Waste Management $3,018.75
GENERAL FUND
Benson County Treasurer $151.68
Benson Co. Farmers Press 153.90
Frith & Steffan 50.00
Motis, Mark 65.65
ND Telephone Co. 106.29
Oddens’ .99
Otter Tail Power Co. 105.36
Postmaster 111.00
Every, Laura 350.00
Payroll 1,159.88
Payroll Council 3,100.00
LIBERTY BUILDING FUND
Cenex $296.26
Otter Tail Power Co. 79.15
LIBRARY FUND
Baker & Taylor $29.47
Creative Impressions 235.00
State Tax Commissioner 109.15
Payroll 777.14
MEMORIAL BUILDING FUND
Benson County Treasurer $101.13
Otter Tail Power Co. 19.08
STREET FUND
Benson Co. Highway Dept. $360.00
H.E. Everson 4.68
Home of Economy 23.14
Napa 87.71
Oddens’ 26.00
Otter Tail Power Co. 564.11
TSC 14.34
Payroll 841.91
WATER FUND
Cellular One $53.29
Cenex 572.95
Cenex – Maddock 507.39
Hawkins 2,710.73
Lake Lumber 14.52
ND Water Users 100.00
ND Telephone Co. 79.62
Northern Plains Electric 305.39
Oddens’ 35.60
Otter Tail Power Co. 111.75
TSC 56.66
Postmaster 222.00
Payroll 1,941.09
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
Laura J. Weed
Auditor
Mike Every
Mayor


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS
OF THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
BENSON COUNTY
NORTH DAKOTA
January 4, 2005
The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 9 a.m. Com-missioners present were Dwain Brown, Curtis Hvinden, Ed Ripplinger, Jason Lee and Barry Cox. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Brown.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Lee, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of December 21, 2004. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
Benson County Sheriff Ned J. Mitzel met with the board to review the mileage/activity report of the sheriff’s department for December of 2004.
Purchase of radios for the patrol cars was discussed.
Shelley Aabrekke of Benson County Public Health presented her narrative report for December of 2004.
Ed Ripplinger presented the board with a letter of resignation from the Benson County Housing Authority Board effective January 1, 2005. The board accepted the resignation.
The meeting was turned over to the county auditor for election of a chairman and vice chairman for 2005. Nomination was received for Jason Lee to be elected chairman. Barry Cox made a motion, seconded by Hvinden, that nominations cease and a unanimous ballot be cast for Jason Lee as chairman.
All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously. Nomination was received for Ed Ripplinger to be elected vice chairman. Jason Lee made a motion, seconded by Cox, that nominations cease and a unanimous ballot be cast for Ed Ripplinger as vice chairman. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
Jason Lee presided as chairman for the remainder of the meeting.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Ripplinger, to appoint Melissa Buckmier to the Benson County Housing Authority Board to replace Ed Ripplinger. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed a letter from Ray Graff regarding the flood insurance payment on the 4-H buildings.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to pay all county approved bills. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously. The following bills were paid:
Distribution to Entities $21,446.81
Social Welfare 5,552.09
Galls, Inc 1,111.64
Garrison Diversion Dist 84.61
Information Technology
Dept 389.62
ND State Treasurer 5,997.99
ND Telephone Co 753.39
Benson Co. Treasurer 17,133.60
James Wang 580.00
Ken Hager 50.00
Nationwide Retirement
Services 150.00
Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 478.13
Lake Region Sheet Metal 502.09
Office Depot Card Plan 4,744.82
West-Lite 933.64
Daryl Biby 72.77
Lyndon Olson 80.21
Tim Finley 66.88
Wanda Teigen 166.23
Benson Co. Highway Dept 13,959.86
Paul Kallenbach 3,290.00
Hesper Township 755.20
Mission Township 17,435.07
Oberon Township 20,537.74
West Antelope Township 1,400.80
Alton’s Bulk Service 1,883.55
Cellular One 75.82
Esmond City 108.00
ND Telephone Co 196.47
Nodak Electric Co-op 49.75
AFLAC 362.25
Barnes & Noble 63.69
Cellular One 37.15
Charles D. Nyhus, MD 100.00
Galls, Inc 112.96
Gerrells 27.98
Gilbertson Funeral Home 379.99
Hoiberg’s 56.93
Lana Johnson 49.06
NDSU Fund 55.00
Nelson Funeral Home 195.00
State Disbursement Unit 500.00
Underground Vaults &
Storage 13.97
Minnewaukan City 89.90
Computer Software Assn 39.00
Institute of Local Gov 60.00
Melissa Buckmier 39.06
MeritCare Healthcare 1,000.00
ND Public Employees
Retirement 11,067.08
Pitney Bowes 332.31
Sports Awards 61.25
Butler Machine 361.21
Minnewaukan City 19.00
The Glass Shop 10.00
Gofer Sanitation 55.00
Home of Economy 338.56
Harvey Sand & Gravel 1,030.00
HE Everson Co 26.35
Hoiberg’s 14.50
Lake Lumber, Inc 30.08
Lake Region Sheet Metal 177.73
Lyle Signs, Inc 173.71
Mac’s, Inc 29.58
Otter Tail Power Co 52.18
Power Plan RDO Equip 3,391.50
Prairie Truck & Tractor
Repair 400.00
Schwan Wholesale Co 16.99
Service Tire, Inc 315.54
Swenson’s Plumbing &
Heating 122.50
Eldon Township 1,167.13
United Building Center 34.35
Wang’s 28.56
Wold Engineering 416.00
Social Welfare 12,138.48
Ardell Olson 238.00
B & H Oil 343.54
Bryan Britsch 1,968.00
Caterpillar Financial Service 55,497.81
Maddock City 64.90
Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 1,817.04
Goulding’s, Inc 3,281.85
Harlow Sanitation 15.00
Jerry Leier 1,091.00
Lee Anderson 8,216.00
Dakota Implement 429.32
Northern Plains Elec. Co-op 91.00
Wal-Mart 58.05
Benson Co. Highway Dept 100.00
Hoiberg’s 10.32
Internal Revenue Service 155.60
Job Service 17.29
State Tax Commissioner 76.00
BCBS of ND 3,586.87
Benson Co. Highway Dept 79.00
Benson Co. Transportation 440.00
Chad’s Amoco 193.94
Clute’s Office Equipment 101.65
Colonial 155.83
Curtis Hvinden 72.20
Barry Cox 88.32
Edward Ripplinger 66.00
Jason Lee 54.84
Dwain Brown 69.72
Computer Software Assn 1,800.00
Ellen Huffman 12.71
Farmers Union Oil-DL 40.20
Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 25.00
Gaffaney’s of Minot 276.65
Golden Heart Paramedics 940.00
Hoiberg’s 192.90
Jenny Steinhaus 10.20
Lake Chevrolet 155.32
LR Law Enforcement Ctr 5,906.73
Maximus, Inc 10,000.00
Maddock Mini Mart 182.40
Dakota Implement 16.25
ND Assn. of Counties 12,247.00
ND Public Employees
Retirement 19,740.98
NDSU Extension Service 70.00
Benson Co. Farmers Press 1,224.52
Protective Life Ins. Co 333.10
Rev. Allen Campbell 25.00
Rachel Maddock 39.60
Schwan Wholesale Co 19.26
Towner Co. Extension 48.00
Viking Office Products 12.05
Wal-Mart 8.83
Burnie’s 387.40
Butler Machine 1,677.00
Cass Co. Treasurer 260.00
Garrison Diversion Dist 2,045.60
ND Clerk of Courts Assn 60.00
ND State Radio
Communications 210.00
ND State Treasurer 9,728.16
Oddens’ Grocery 346.47
Otter Tail Power Co 1,664.04
Minco Township 2,198.44
Distribution to Entities 444,182.72
Luella Olson 8,200.00
Michelle Blaskowski 40.00
DECEMBER 2004 NET PAYROLL
Co. Agent $1,006.99
Emergency Disaster 846.69
VSO 748.12
Co. General 28,857.63
Social Services 26,739.44
Co. Road 33,145.46
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Cox, to have the chairman sign a letter to Ray Graff stating the 4-H fairground has been cleaned up to meet the satisfaction of the board.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Ripplinger, to accept the following Pledge of Depositories and Pledge of Securities:
PLEDGE OF DEPOSITORIES
As of December 31, 2004 all monies of Benson County are deposited in the following banking institutions: Bremer Bank – Minnewaukan; United Community Bank of ND – Leeds; and North Star Community Credit Union – Maddock.
PLEDGE OF SECURITIES
BREMER BANK
MINNEWAUKAN
Total Certificates of
Deposit $42,478.04
Total Money Market 554,890.39
Total FEMA
Non-Interest 145,389.31
Total Checking Account
12/28/04 639,446.79
Total Payroll Account
12/31/04 3,000.00
Total 1,530,593.84
Pledge of Securities –
par value 16,132,531.86
UNITED COMMUNITY BANK OF ND
LEEDS
Total Certificates of
Deposit $659,431.72
Pledge of Securities –
book value 10,420,935.62
NORTH STAR COMMUNITY
CREDIT UNION
MADDOCK
Total Certificates of
Deposit $50,000.00
Insured by NCUA 100,000.00
At 10:30 a.m., a joint meeting was held between the Benson County Zoning Board and the Benson County Board of Commissioners regarding the proposed Animal Feeding Operations (AFO) Ordinance which was sent to the townships for their input and a request for a variance submitted by KBM, Inc. Ralph Olson and Erling Karlsbraaten of the zoning board were present at this time. The boards reviewed the responses received from Isabel, Irvine and Knox Townships on the AFO Ordinance. A meeting will be held on January 18,
2005 at 7 p.m. at the Benson County Courthouse to review and propose a resolution adopting the AFO Ordinance. Ken Holland, Central Power, Inc., and Dave Martian, KBM, Inc., met with the boards regarding the request for variance submitted by KBM, Inc. Mr. Holland presented information to the boards on the proposed power line. Ralph Olson suggested an agreement be signed stating Benson County and all townships in Benson County will not incur any expenses if the power lines should need to be moved in the future. Mr. Holland stated he would discuss this with his manager and respond back. A motion was made by Ralph Olson, seconded by Curtis Hvinden, to have the Benson County Zoning Board approve the requested variance provided an agreement is signed. All members of the zoning board voted yes.
The motion carried unanimously.
Ralph Olson informed the board that a portion of the new Prairie Public tower being erected may conflict with the Benson County Zoning Ordinance.
At 11 a.m., Bruce Engelhardt, ND State Water Commission, and Matt Sagsveen, attorney for the ND State Water Commission, met with the board regarding a petition which was filed to discontinue a roadway in Aurora Township. Other people present at this time were: James P. Wang, Benson County state’s attorney; Robert Buckmier, Gerald Schlenker and Norman Heisler, Aurora Township Board; Tilford and Lorraine Fossen; Kathy and Leo Walker; and Carl Duchscher, Devils Lake Outlet Project liaison. The ND State Water Commission presented the board with an affidavit signed by Carl Duchscher indicating he had obtained the original signatures on the Petition to Close the Roadway. Leo Walker questioned the representatives of the ND State Water Commission on issues relating to the road closing. He was concerned that the petition did not indicate an alternative route will be constructed. He was also concerned with liability issues. It was suggested that the township board could assign the road to either the county or the ND State Water Commission if need be. Tilford Fossen informed the board he wanted his name removed from the Petition to Discontinue the Roadway. James P. Wang stated action by the ND State Water Commission could be taken to close that portion of the section line and provide no alternative route.
The board concluded to have the ND State Water Commission review other possibilities for resolving this matter and present any alternative plans on January 18, 2005. The board will have the road department remove the snow from the roadway so commissioners may look at the area affected.
The board reviewed a letter from the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board dated December 28, 2004, regarding an update on the Upper Basin Water Utilization Test Project.
The board recessed to attend the county prayer service. The meeting resumed at 12:45 p.m.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Brown, to have the chairman sign a letter to Kevin Neve, district conservationist, regarding a request for permission to construct a water project in Normania Township.
Gene Hager, road superintendent, met with the board to discuss road weight limitations.
A motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.
Bonnie Erickson
Benson County Auditor
Jason Lee
Chairman


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS
OF THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
BENSON COUNTY
NORTH DAKOTA
Special Session
January 10, 2005
The Benson County Commissioners met in special session on Monday, January 10, 2005 at 3:30 p.m. at the Ramsey County Courthouse in Devils Lake, ND.
Commissioners present were Dwain Brown, Jason Lee, Curtis Hvinden and Barry Cox. Ed Ripplinger was absent. Other people present were: Francis Leiphon, president of Forward Devils Lake; Tim Heisler and Dick Johnson, Devils Lake City Commissioners; Nels Halgren, Les Windjue, Robbin McMorran and Paul Becker, RC Rural Utilities; Gordon Cowan, RC Rural Water; Bill Mertens, Joe Belford, Arne Berg, Bob Freije and Pam Brekke, Ramsey County Commissioners; Don Indvik and Morris Holden Jr., Wold Engineering; John Peyerl, director of Garrison Diversion; Duane Ash, NDSFC; Judy Hoffer, DL Tourism; Greg Otis, DL Chamber; Dick Horner, DL State Parks; Kevin Fieldsend, RC Hwy.
Dept.; Mike Connor, DL Basin Joint Board; Rick Anderson, North Central Planning Council; Gene Hager, BC Hwy. Dept.; Jim Dahlen, Forward Devils Lake; Fred Bott, City of Devils Lake; and Elizabeth Fischer, RC Auditor.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Lee. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss issues concerning the future reconstruction of the Graham’s Island Road and the proposed funding of the non-federal share.
Joe Belford presented information that the non-federal share for the road reconstruction will be approximately $1.6 million. The bill that was being presented to the legislature for possible funding from the Water Resource Trust Fund will not be of any assistance as all funds that were available have already been allocated. He stated a meeting is to be held with various state departments in Bismarck on Monday, January 17, 2005 to discuss possible ways to come up with the 20% match needed for the reconstruction.
An estimate will need to be given as to the dollar amount that can be obtained locally. He informed the group that some of the funding may come from the ND State Game & Fish Dept., the ND State Water Commission (up to 50% on the waterline), ND DOT, State Tourism, Economic Development and ND Parks & Recreation.
Don Indvik gave input on the reconstruction options available. He stated that the amount of money that would be saved by only building the road to 1455′ without the possibility of going to 1465′ would be minimal.
Barry Cox suggested that the governor’s office be contacted on this matter.
Kevin Fieldsend gave a report on the amount of money which Benson and Ramsey Counties have expended on road reconstruction in the past years.
Representatives from DL Tourism and Forward Devils Lake were questioned as to whether or not they would have any funds available to contribute. Rick Anderson, North Central Planning Council, stated approximately $340,000.00 is available through a block grant but it would need to be applied for. It was suggested the governor be approached on this issue as being an “urgent need.”
Joe Belford stated he believed the 6 mill funds of Benson and Ramsey Counties could be used for costs of paving the road.
Tim Heisler commented that the road is vital to both Benson and Ramsey Counties.
Barry Cox informed the group that Benson County would be willing to contribute approximately $300,000.00 for the project.
At 4:25 p.m., Chairman Lee called a recess so the various groups in attendance could discuss what amount they could put towards the project.
The meeting reconvened at 4:42 p.m.
Pam Brekke stated Ramsey County would commit to $200,000.00 if it could be spread out over a period of years. Forward Devils Lake and DL Tourism also stated they may each be able to contribute $50,000.00 if it could be paid over a period of years. The other groups present stated they would need to get advice from their respective boards prior to giving any estimates or commitments.
A motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.
Bonnie Erickson
Benson County Auditor
Jason Lee
Chairman


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD
November 15, 2004
The Warwick School Board met Monday evening, Nov. 15, 2004 in the board meeting room. Present were Thiele, Gravdahl, Christofferson and Elfman.
McKelvey was absent. Others present were Mr. Jacobson, Mr. Johnson, Shirley Tiokasin and Karen Anderson. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m.
by Vice President Larry Thiele.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the minutes as presented.
It was moved, seconded and carried to pay the following bills:
1 Hour Photo $8.90
Altru Clinic-Lake Region 93.25
Amerpride 484.12
Barnes & Noble, Inc. 138.40
Bismarck Ramkota Hotel 272.00
Budgetext 156.96
Cole Papers 182.04
Dacotah Paper Company 384.48
Dakota Westmoreland Corp. 394.98
Decker Equipment 51.80
Devils Lake Daily Journal 17.90
Ebsco Subscription Services 39.00
Ecolab 84.50
Farmers Union Lumber 2.49
Ft. Totten School 3,000.00
Gopher 708.11
Wendy Gourneau 159.80
Grand Forks Herald 16.00
Hasse Plumbing 45.00
Jacobson Office Products 180.00
Knell Trucking 501.93
Lakeview Dairy 33.78
Leevers County Market 90.29
Mack Plumbing 60.00
Mac’s, Inc. 11.50
Maintenance Engineering 77.32
MCI 23.82
McVille Hardware & Lumber 62.26
Nardini Fire Equipment Co. 120.00
ND Council Educational
Leaders 50.00
Panasonic Communications 334.74
Popplers Music Store 135.40
Prestwick House 47.45
Renaissance Learning, Inc. 4,239.98
Scholastic, Inc. 1,020.34
Shotwell Flowers 39.75
Signstoday 232.00
Stamp Fulfillment Services 624.85
Stein’s, Inc. 174.96
Success for All Foundation 34.00
The Mailbox Yearbook 33.90
The McGraw-Hill
Companies 8,237.97
Time for Kids 85.34
Wal-Mart Community BRC 332.88
Boyd Westman 159.00
Workforce Safety &
Insurance 921.44
Discussion was held on the school house. It was decided to heat the house and leave the water softener in the house at this time.
Mr. Johnson reported on the sports co-op with Ft. Totten.
Mrs. Tiokasin reported on the Improvement Program. It will start on December 6 and will be an after school program for grades 7-12 for help with math and English and a summer school program.
Mr. Jacobson presented an attendance report and a discussion was held on ways to improve attendance.
Mr. Jacobson reported that the school staff Christmas party will be held on December 17 at the Great American Inn.
It was moved, seconded and carried to hire Denise Landman as a full-time substitute teacher with pay according to the salary schedule.
Mr. Jacobson reported that Roger Eversvik is now driving a bus route and Mark Elfman is driving a route in the morning.
Discussion was held on moving the counselor’s office near the main office so it would be more centrally located and better meet the needs of the students. It was moved, seconded and carried to construct a wall in the back of the main office and move the counselor’s room there. Roll call
vote: Christofferson – yes; Gravdahl – yes; Eflman – yes; Thiele – yes.
Motion carried.
The meeting adjourned.
Carol Walford
Business Manager
Johnnie McKelvey
President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
WARWICK CITY COUNCIL
January 3, 2005
A regular meeting of the Warwick City Council was held January 3, 2005.
The meeting was called to order by Acting Mayor George Evans. Members present were Shirley Tiokasin and Leslie Elfman.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Elfman made a motion to approve the minutes. Tiokasin seconded. Motion carried.
Bills were presented:
UTILITY FUND
Mark Elfman $176.72
Waste Management 606.46
Otter Tail Power Co. 185.05
Hawkins 326.23
ND Sewage Pump Service
Company 4,685.00
Internal Revenue Service 142.80
GENERAL FUND
Otter Tail Power Co. $146.00
Sandra Barber 176.72
Internal Revenue Service 142.80
Tiokasin made a motion to pay the bills. Elfman seconded. Motion carried.
The Waste Management addendum was looked over and signed.
Water and sewer rate increases were discussed.
Next meeting will be February 7, 2005 at 7 p.m. Travis Dillman of Interstate Engineering will be present.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
Sandra Barber
City Auditor
George Evans
Acting Mayor


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN DISTRICT COURT, BENSON COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA.
In the Matter of the Estate of Leona Sogge, Deceased.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned have been appointed co-personal representatives of the above estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Randolph F. Sogge at
1125 3rd St., Devils Lake, ND 58301 or Mary Jo Sogge at 2004 Ave. D East, Bismarck, ND 58501, co-personal representatives of the estate; or filed with the court.
Dated this 3rd day of November, 2004.
-s-Randolph F. Sogge
Randolph F. Sogge
Co-Personal Representative

-s- Mary Jo Sogge
Mary Jo Sogge
Co-Personal Representative
James P. Wang
110 Main Street East
PO Box 211
Minnewaukan, ND 58351
Attorney for Estate
First publication on the 26th day of January, 2005.
(Publish Jan. 26, Feb. 2 & 9, 2005)


MINUTES OF MEETING
OBERON CITY COUNCIL
January 10, 2005
The Oberon City Council met on Monday, January 10, 2005 at 7 p.m. at the Oberon Community Center. Present were Mayor James Nelson and council members Pete Hager and Doug Schmid. Absent were Carol Tweten and Dale Stenberg.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Schmid moved to approve the minutes. Hager seconded. Motion carried.
Bills were reviewed. Hager moved to pay all bills. Schmid seconded. Motion carried. Bills approved came from the following funds:
General Fund $431.45
Highway Fund 626.58
Water Operating Fund 453.72
Sewer Operating Fund 106.88
Garbage Fund 820.38
A letter was read from the Oberon 55 Club stating it had disbanded and it wishes to terminate its lease. A CD in the amount of $2,692.34 was given to the city for upkeep on the community center. The remaining $100.90 in the checking account was designated to the Minnewaukan Ambulance Service.
The EPA wants to know if any buildings with asbestos are being demolished as certain guidelines must be followed. There are none at this time.
The insurance company wants to know if any buildings in the city are on the National Historical Society list. None are.
The council reviewed a letter from the toxicology division of the ND State Lab wanting to know if the city has any specimens that need to be kept indefinitely. The city does not deal with any toxicology.
The letter was read from the North Central Planning Council concerning community block grants for 2005.
Yvonne Thumb sent a copy of the rabies certificate to the city auditor in regard to a brown stray dog which she adopted. The dog wears a blue collar.
Applications for the gaming from the bar were considered for the fire hall and community center.
Next meeting will be February 7, 2005 at 7 p.m.
Meeting adjourned.
Ruth Buehler
City Auditor
(Publish Jan. 26, 2005)


SCHOOL BOARD
MEETING NOTICE
The Fort Totten Public School District #30 School Board (hereinafter referred to as "governing body") will be holding a special meeting on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 4:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the conference room of the Administration Building. In the event that any or all of the members of the governing body participate in the meeting by telephone, a speakerphone will be available at the location noted above.
At the time this notice is being prepared, the governing body expects the agenda of its meeting to be the following topics:
1. Roll call.
2. Discussion on National School Board Conference at San Diego, CA.
3. Recommendation on superintendent position.
4. Approval of Interagency Agreement between Spirit Lake Head Start and Four Winds High School.
5. Adjourn.
Where noted, the discussion of some of the above topics may be held in executive session rather than during the portion of the meeting which is open to the public.
Date of notice: January 24, 2005
Name of person preparing notice: Stephanie Anderson, Business Manager (Publish Jan. 26, 2005)


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