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2/9/2005 – Public Notices

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)

In the Matter of the Estate of Walter Dillerud, 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 (3) months after the date of the first publication or mailing of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Lawrence Brannan, personal representative of the above-named estate, at the law firm of Farhart & Sheets, P.C., Northland Professional Building, 600 – 22nd Avenue Northwest, Minot, ND 58703-0986, or filed with the court.
Dated this 2nd day of February, 2005.
-s-Lawrence Brannan
Lawrence Brannan
Personal Representative
Moody M. Farhart (ID#02519)
Northland Professional Building
600 – 22nd Avenue Northwest
Minot, ND 58703-0986
Telephone No. (701) 852-2184
Attorneys for Personal Representative
First publication on the 9th day of February, 2005.
(Publish Feb. 9, 16 & 23, 2005)

January 18, 2005
The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 9 a.m. Commissioners present were Dwain Brown, Jason Lee, Curtis Hvinden, Barry Cox and Ed Ripplinger. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Lee.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Cox, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of January 4, 2005 and the special meeting of January 10, 2005. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board reported on the meeting held in Bismarck, ND on January 17, 2005 with various state agencies regarding the future reconstruction of the Graham’s Island Road and the proposed funding of the non-federal share. ND State Parks & Recreation and the ND Game & Fish Dept. each committed $500,000.00 for the project and the ND DOT committed $200,000.00. The ND State Water Commission committed to paying for placement of the water line.
A motion was made by Ripplinger, seconded by Hvinden, to have the chairman sign two County Deeds transferring the NW?SE?, SW?NE? and the SE?SW? of 23-153-67, Benson County, ND, to Jean M. Larson of Sioux Falls, SD. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed the memo and minutes of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board meeting of December 9, 2004.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Brown, to transfer $300.00 from the General Fund to the Sheriff’s Grant Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
At 10 a.m., Matt Sagsveen and Bruce Engelhardt of the ND State Water Commission met with the board regarding alternative plans for discontinuing/altering a roadway located in Aurora Township, Benson County, ND, more properly described as: The south 270′ of the section line between sections 33 and 34, Twp. 152N, Rge. 68W. Other people present at this time
were: John Beckstrand, Benson County Water Resource Board; Bob Buckmier, Gerald Schlenker and Norman Heisler, Aurora Township Board of Supervisors; Carl Duchscher, Devils Lake Outlet Project liaison; Leo and Kathy Walker; Tilford and Lorraine Fossen; and Verdel and Luella Olson. Bruce Engelhardt informed the board the alternative plan to discontinuing the roadway would be to place a box culvert under the roadway. Mr. Engelhardt presented maps depicting the profiles of the roadway and the grade raises needed. He stated placement of the box culvert would cost an additional $85,000.00 and two additional 24" culverts may need to be placed to allow for drainage. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Ripplinger, to deny the Petition and the Amended Petition to discontinue the roadway in Aurora Township presented by the ND State Water Commission. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.
Bonnie Erickson
Benson County Auditor
Jason Lee
(Publish Feb. 9, 2005)

November 18, 2004
A regular meeting of the Oberon School Board was held on November 18, 2004 with board members Michelle Skadsem, Patricia Anderson, Yvonne Thumb, Barb Hillebrand, Greg Thomas, Principal Kenneth Ploium and Business Manager Janice Hager present.
A motion was made by Barb Hillebrand to approve the minutes of the October
4 meeting. Yvonne Thumb seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
The bills were presented for payment. Yvonne Thumb made a motion to approve the payment of bills. Patricia Anderson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously. Bills are as follows:
City of Oberon $165.60
ND Telephone Co 115.58
National Geographic Society 55.45
Quill Co 118.90
Center Coal Co 381.04
Classroom Direct 168.03
Time for Kids 59.34
Scholastic 265.88
AGS 115.29
Farmers Union 837.81
Reliable Office Supplies 121.42
LM Helland 668.50
Benson Co Farmers Press 123.75
Postmaster 8.60
Chautauqua Reading Council 10.00
Wal-Mart 51.35
Paul Stensland 24.34
Weekly Reader 51.30
Pearson Education 219.85
Cathy Allmaras 396.16
Linda Martin 33.08
Paula Deckert 92.35
Grand Forks Grocery 41.50
Teen People 15.00
Mattson Photography 615.00
Cindy Jelle-Ray 134.90
Tobacco Prevention &
Control 152.00
American Family Insurance 2,864.80
Drew Ray 1,710.00
Wonder Lanes 44.55
Harcourt 43.29
Benson Co Farmers Press 49.59
Blue Cross Blue Shield 3,232.50
Mary Ann Broe 272.98
Karen’s Place 58.50
The hot lunch account was reviewed and approved.
The board reviewed the Summary of Observations provided by Allen C. Gould of the US Environmental Protection Agency. An asbestos inspection of the school was conducted on November 1 to monitor its compliance with AHERA.
Upcoming events include the first girls basketball game at New Rockford on December 3 and the Christmas program on December 20.
A motion of adjournment was made by Barb Hillebrand. Patricia Anderson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned.
Janice Hager
Business Manager

December 9, 2004
The Warwick School Board met Thursday evening December 9, 2005 in the board meeting room. Present were Elfman, McKelvey, Gravdahl and Christofferson.
Thiele was absent. Others present were Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jacobson and Mr.
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 $17.30
Ameripride 165.85
Karen Anderson 50.00
Barnes & Noble 28.78
County Supt. of Schools 100.00
Bergstrom Electric 14.98
Classroom Direct 224.58
Cole Papers 237.45
Connecting Point 274.00
Dacotah Paper Company 384.48
Dakota Assemblies 200.00
Dakota Westmoreland Corp. 422.10
Decker Equipment 542.20
Devils Lake Greenhouse 74.00
Ecolab 54.00
Emil Schoenfish 2,880.00
Farmers Union Oil 296.96
Follett Educational Services 86.17
Gerrells & Company 104.80
Hagen’s Super Valu 128.99
Hasse Plumbing 15.00
Hewlett-Packard Co. 3,454.00
Highsmith Co. 562.51
Instructional Planning
Center 560.64
Lake Area Vo-Tech Center 1,000.00
Lake Region Special Ed 57,111.91
LaMotte’s Paint & Glass
Supply 20.38
Leevers County Market 203.92
Maynard Loibl 11.67
McVille Hardware & Lumber 137.13
Menards 175.68
Norcostco 83.28
North Plains
Communications 37.45
Oklee Quilting 98.72
Otter Tail Power Company 35.81
Otter Tail Power Company 133.50
Panasonic Communications 334.74
Perma-Bound 4.34
Prairie Learning Center 147.60
RDJ Specialties, Inc. 175.90
Rediker Software 1,575.00
Schwan Wholesale 509.37
Stein’s, Inc. 11.20
Strong’s Lock & Safe 125.00
Success for All Foundation 6,625.00
McGraw-Hill Companies 34.11
Wally’s Supermarket 7.50
Wells Fargo Brokerage
Services 12,859.91
Discussion was held on moving the counselor’s office near the main office.
Emil Schoenfish presented the audit report. It was moved, seconded and carried to accept the audit report as presented.
Mr. Johnson explained the Extended Day Program which will be starting on December 6. The goal will be to help students with their math and English.
The water heater in the gym was discussed and the school will be getting a bid on this.
It was moved, seconded and carried to pay the bill from Broden Law Office for $396 for legal services regarding Hartley Buses.
Mr. Loibl reported that the school Christmas program will be held at the Spirit Lake Casino on December 16 at 2 p.m.
The staff and school board Christmas party will be held December 17 at the Great American Inn.
It was moved, seconded and carried to get a bus radio installed in the business manager’s office.
It was moved, seconded and carried to designate the Benson County Farmers Press as the official newspaper for the Warwick Public School.
Mark Elfman informed the board that he would have open gym for anyone in the community who is interested. He will have it on Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
It was moved, seconded and carried to install speakers in the gym and the new office.
Discussion was held on hiring Monty Yellowbird for after school activities.
It was moved, seconded and carried to contact him to see if he could work two hours a week for $40 an hour.
Mr. Lobil presented a NESC proposed calendar.
The next meeting will be January 13 at 12:30 p.m.
Meeting adjourned.
Carol Walford
Business Manager
Johnnie McKelvey

SCADA System Supplier Prequalification and Bid North Dakota State Water Commission Devils Lake Outlet – Radio Telemetry SCADA System January 2005 1. The North Dakota State Water Commission (NDSWC) will be prequalifying bidders of radio telemetry Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems for the Devils Lake Emergency Outlet pumping stations and canal system project.
Interested SCADA system suppliers will be required to complete a Prequalification Questionnaire, which will be evaluated and rated to select firms who will be permitted to bid and supply a turnkey SCADA system for this project.
Firms which do not go through the prequalification procedure will not be allowed to bid this project. Ques-tionnaires including block diagrams can be obtained by calling or writing:
Jerold R. Backes, P.E.
3456 E. Century Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58503
2. The NDSWC plans to procure a turnkey radio telemetry Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for the project as follows:
• One Supervisory Control Station (SCS) consisting of the following:
(a) Host computer installed in the Round Lake Pump Station
(b) One 22" color monitor
(c) One color LaserJet printer
(d) One alarm telephone dialer/voice synthesizer
(e) One portable laptop computer
(f) One UPS (uninterruptible power supply) • Three radio-based remote telemetry units (RTU) with battery backup.
(a) Round Lake Pump Station Site
(b) Josephine Pump Station Site
(c) Sheyenne River Drop Structure
• Various field instruments (flow meters, level, pressure transmitters) • The SCADA system will be delivered and placed on line by July 1, 2005.
3. Interested system suppliers for the above project will be required to demonstrate their ability to meet the levels of technical expertise, experience and resources required by the NDSWC to provide a turnkey radio telemetry SCADA system.
4. The completed sealed Prequalification Questionnaire shall be delivered in accordance with the instructions contained therein on or before February 18, 2005, by 4 PM CST.
5. Potential Bidders that meet the Prequalification Evaluation will be notified by February 25 unless additional information is requested.
6. The Bid date for the project by Prequalified Suppliers will be March 8 at 1:30 pm at the offices of the NDSWC.
7. Each bid by a prequalified bidder must be accompanied by a separate envelope containing a bidder’s bond in the amount of five percent (5%) of the full amount of the bid and be executed by the bidder as principal and by a surety, conditioned that if the principal’s bid is accepted and the contract awarded to the principal, the principal, within ten days after notice of award, shall execute a contract in accordance with the terms of the bid and a contractor’s bond will be required by law and the regulations of the governing body.
8. A bidder must be licensed for the full amount of the bid, as required by NDCC Section 43-07-05.
9. The bid must comply with the requirements of this notice. If deemed deficient, the bid will be resealed and returned to the bidder.
10. The NDSWC reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
11. Prequalification of a system supplier will not relieve the system supplier from strict compliance with the contract plans and specifications for the project.
Dated: 4 Feb. 2005
(Publish Feb. 9, 16, 23, March 2, 2005)

January 19, 2005
A regular meeting of the Maddock School Board was held on January 19, 2005
at 7 a.m. at the school. Present were President David Swanson, Jason Lee,
Becky Brandvold, Chris Lauinger, Linda Ellingson, Superintendent Russ
Miller, Principals Penny Leier and Brian Bubach and Business Manager Brenda
Fossen. Guests were Nadley Buehler, Kim Anderson, Scott Foss, Kevin Winson,
Bob Buckmier, Wayne Randle and Denise Wolf.
A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Lauinger, to approve the agenda.
Motion carried.
A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Brandvold, to approve the minutes of
December 14, the General Fund bills totaling $19,146.08, food service and
activities reports. Motion carried.
Acme Electric $54.81
Alton’s Bulk Service 632.38
Avaya, Inc 48.07
Blow’s Sew-n-Vac 17.43
Nadley Buehler 60.00
Cenex 50.09
City of Maddock 3,397.05
Ellingson Radio & TV 141.90
Farmers Union Oil 2,363.13
Fog Technologies 300.00
Franklin Covey 46.27
Gaffaney’s 1,590.05
Golden West Industrial
Supply 202.96
Grainger 313.28
Gus’s Auto Supply 29.86
Harlow’s Bus Sales 98.69
Health Dimensions Rehab 1,995.00
HomeTown Grocery 53.35
Information Technology Dept 517.50
International Inn 45.00
J & J Gravel 1,704.93
Johnson’s Plumbing 291.00
Johnstone Supply 147.13
Flo Kallenbach 60.00
Maddock Technology Center 420.00
ND Surplus Property 145.00
ND Telephone Co 411.58
Office Max 121.96
Popplers Music 69.82
Praxair 4.80
Quill Corporation 914.59
Ramkota Hotel 348.00
Scholastic, Inc 77.54
Schwan Wholesale 93.60
Stein Chemical 147.32
Strong’s Lock & Safe 10.00
Surety Title Co 1,481.66
Teacher’s Discovery 23.85
Twete, Inc 663.82
UPS 6.10
Terry Yri 26.11
Zee Service Co 20.45
Principals’ reports were reviewed. Topics discussed included NAEP testing
and the possibility of advanced biology in next hear’s high school schedule.
The 4-H building committee presented floor plans for the building. Kevin
Winson, representing the City of Maddock, was also present to hear building
plans to date. Access to the building was discussed.
The meeting was recessed and reconvened in executive session, under
provisions of FERPA.
Following adjournment of the executive session, Denise Wolf presented
information on the NESC joint powers consortium.
The board discussed a district-wide smoking ban, which will soon be a Title
IV requirement.
President Swanson spoke of his concerns regarding extracurricular
The next regular meeting will be February 8 at 7 a.m.
The meeting adjourned.
Brenda Fossen
Business Manager
These minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.
(Publish Feb. 9, 2005)

February 15, 2005 – 6:30 p.m.
I. Call to order
II. Additions and approval of agenda
III. Delegations and communications. A. Opportunity for public to speak
IV. Reading and approval of minutes
V. Presentation of bills
VI. Reports. A. General Fund; B. Special Fund; C. Hot lunch; D. Capital
VII. Old business. A. Tobacco Policy final reading; B. Legislation
VIII. New business. A. Impact Aid application submitted; B. Open enrollment
applications; C. Negotiations/board negotiators; D. School buses; E.
Surplus auction
IX. Principals’ reports
X. Next meeting date and time
XI. Adjournment

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