3/16/2005 – Public Notices


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD
January 18, 2005
The Warwick School Board met Tuesday afternoon, January 18, 2005 in the IVAN Room. Present were McKelvey, Elfman, Christofferson, Gravdahl and Thiele. Others present were Mr. Loibl, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jacobson and Denise Landman.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the minutes as presented.
It was moved, seconded and carried to pay the following bills:
Broden Law Office $396.00
Boyd Westman 562.00
Ameripride 686.90
Barnes & Noble 26.93
Benson Co. Farmers Press 165.96
Bergstrom Electric 306.15
Cole Papers 868.85
Dakota Westmoreland Corp 785.61
Devils Lake Paint & Glass 524.53
Ecolab 84.50
Enterprise Sales Company,
Inc 16.08
Gerrells & Co 1,120.89
Grand Forks Herald 1.00
Great American Inn &
Suites 658.19
Home of Economy 398.00
Instructional Planning
Center 747.52
Jacobson Office Products 264.16
Harlan Johnson 1,046.60
Lake Region State College 665.40
Leevers County Market 57.87
Maynard Loibl 381.30
Menards 23.85
NDSU Business Office 815.97
ND State Library 100.00
ND Telephone Co 437.08
Quill Corporation 192.00
School Specialty, Inc 73.57
Schwan Wholesale 307.97
Select Therapy 87.96
Stein’s, Inc 356.23
Strong’s Lock & Safe 25.00
Wally’s Supermarket 18.59
Wal-Mart Community 120.18
Workforce Safety & Ins. 1,525.90
Barb Eversvik 35.22
Beth Neuman 200.00
Jan Loe 200.00
Karlene Warner 200.00
Kathy Magnan 200.00
Lori Kosmatka 200.00
NDHSAA 114.00
American Family Insurance 1,197.60
Andrea Lindorff 300.00
Barton’s Bus Sales 9,886.74
Devils Lake Public School 5,970.46
Edith Wallace 16.93
Hasse Plumbing 30.00
Jan Loe 31.31
L.R. Feed & Concrete
Products 121.50
Leevers County Market 17.65
MCI 5.18
ND Telephone Co 427.80
Oklee Quilting Supply 25.15
Otter Tail Power Co 50.64
Smithsonian American Art
Museum 45.85
Spirit Lake Casino & Resort 65.00
Additions to the agenda: Pledge of Securities/Western State Bank depository; denial because of attendance; all school reunion.
It was moved and seconded to accept Kari Johnson’s resignation as Title I reading/language arts teacher. Roll call vote: Gravdahl – yes; Christofferson – yes; Eflman – yes; Thiele – yes; McKelvey – yes. Motion carried.
Denise Landman introduced herself to the board. It was moved and seconded to offer her the position of Title I reading/language arts teacher. Roll call vote: Gravdahl – yes; Christofferson – yes; Elfman – yes; Thiele – yes; McKelvey – yes. Motion carried. This position is funded until the end of the school year at which time the position will be reopened.
Security systems for the school were discussed. It was moved, seconded and carried to go with the quote from the ND Telephone Co.
The school house across the street was discussed. The business manager is to advertise the house to be given to anyone who will pay the expense of moving it.
It was moved, seconded and carried to accept the quote of $6,756.00 from Alan Gleason Construction to install cabinets for the computers in the IVAN room.
Mr. Loibl reported on negotiations. The teachers are on a two-year contract so the only negotiations would be with the non-certified staff. Kay Gravdahl and Mark Elfman will be board negotiators.
The school calendar was discussed and tabled until the next meeting.
The NESC meeting was postponed because of the weather. No report was given.
Mr. Jacobson is president of the ND Impact Aid Association so he would like to attend the National Impact Aid meeting in Washington, D.C. in the spring.
It was moved, seconded and carried to accept the Pledge of Securities from Western State Bank and Wells Fargo Bank of Bismarck.
It was moved, seconded and carried to have Western State Bank as the official depository for the Warwick Public School.
McKelvey reported that he had received notice from the school board association that you cannot deny student admittance into school because of attendance.
Gravdahl asked if the school would be interested in an all school reunion in 2006 when the church is having one. The school board will check to see if it can get a committee to have an all school reunion in 2006.
The next meeting will be February 8 at 12:30 p.m.
The meeting adjourned.
Carol Walford
Business Manager
Johnnie McKelvey
President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
OBERON SCHOOL BOARD
January 20, 2005
A regular meeting of the Oberon School Board was held on January 20, 2005 with board members Michelle Skadsem, Yvonne Thumb, Patricia Anderson , 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 November
18 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:
Hoiberg’s $15.04
Wal-Mart 123.95
Scholastic 722.18
Office of State Auditor 75.00
Center Coal Co 383.47
Veloy Vallier 103.44
NCA/CASI 30.00
Edutech 40.00
ND Telephone Co 233.83
R&R Computers 106.60
Personnel Concepts 46.90
Devils Lake Greenhouse 55.00
Jan Birkeland 44.62
McGraw Hill 1,014.42
NDCTM 40.00
Grand Forks Food Service 57.13
Schwan Wholesale 184.80
Trio Environmental
Consultants 180.00
US Post Office 4.42
Farmers Union 1,191.64
Benson Co Farmers Press 50.16
Quill 71.16
LM Helland 1,375.00
Bison Auto Repair 53.78
Harcourt 367.13
Classroom Direct 296.24
Reliable Office Supplies 136.42
Viking Office Supplies 482.06
Really Good Stuff 37.35
The Mailbox 24.95
US Computer Supplies 96.00
Rockford Theater 111.00
GBC 147.98
Drew Jelle-Ray 235.00
Wonder Lanes 62.80
ND Association School
Administrators 75.00
Information Technology Dept 34.95
Hartley’s School Buses 599.17
West Lite Corp 39.98
ECCEC 9,115.00
Prairie Learning Center 590.40
International Reading Assn 111.00
CANDL Foundation 48.00
Pearson Education 71.56
National Assn of Federally
Impacted Schools 451.00
Janice Hager 4.09
Mary Ann Broe `44.16
Cindy Jelle-Ray 42.58
Betty Rushfeldt 1,686.46
Ken Ploium 13.64
Marlys Throlson 10.75
Linda Martin 21.96
City of Oberon 156.00
Mailbox Magazine 29.95
ND Kindergarten Assn 25.00
Jeremy Ploium 50.00
The hot lunch account was reviewed and approved.
The 2005 impact aid application was reviewed. Greg Thomas made a motion to approve the application and designate Mr. Ploium as authorized representative of the applicant. Patricia Anderson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Yvonne Thumb to pay Mr. Ploium the same wages as last year for coaching basketball. Barb Hillebrand seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
Thank you notes from staff for Christmas gifts were acknowledged.
It was noted that Drinda Olsen and Pat Anderson from the Department of Public Instruction visited the school on January 11 to monitor the federal Title IV program.
The board reviewed a statement from the Prairie Learning Center of Raleigh, ND, for a district student enrolled there.
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


NOTICE OF PETITION
TO CLOSE ROADWAY
The Benson County Board of Commissioners will formally hear a petition which has been filed to close a roadway in Isabel Township, Benson County, North Dakota more properly described as:
The congressional section line making up the south boundary of Section eleven (11) and the north boundary of Section Thirteen (13), Township One Hundred Fifty-three (153) North, Range Seventy (70) West (Isabel Township), Benson County, North Dakota.
The request to close the roadway is made pursuant to NDCC 24-07-05. The hearing on the petition will take place on April 8, 2005 at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the scheduled meeting of the Benson County Board of Commissioners. The petition is on file at the Benson County Auditor’s Office for all persons wishing to see the petition in advance of the meeting, and can be accessed between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30 Monday through Friday, or by calling 701-473-5340.
(Publish March 16 and 23, 2005)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
ESMOND CITY COUNCIL
March 7, 2005
A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was held March 7, 2005 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman; Council Members Ron Lauinger, June Olson and Eris Hoffner; and City Auditor Misti Arnold. Visitors were Ralph Pakulak, Rick Anderson, Keith Winson and Terry Schwab.
Minutes of the previous meetings were read. June Olson made a motion to accept the minutes as read. Ron Lauinger seconded. Motion carried.
Ron Packulak, manager of the North Prairie Rural Water District, and Rick Anderson, a representative of the Central Plains Water District, gave the city council a presentation on the progress of the rural water consortium.
They discussed the progress on the grants that they are working on and the areas that would be developed first. They also handed out a book that explained everything in detail.
Bills were presented. Ron Lauinger made a motion to pay the bills. June Olson seconded. Motion carried. Bills approved are as follows:
Terry Schwab $366.87
Misti Arnold 554.10
Benson Co. Farmers Press 41.04
Otter Tail Power Co. 664.63
Waste Management 1,246.91
ND Telephone Co. 52.69
Farmers Union Oil Co. 432.67
Postmaster 10.80
ND Dept. of Health 480.00
Benson Co. Highway Dept. 90.00
ND Sewage Pump
Lift Station 466.20
Workforce Safety
& Insurance 259.77
Certification of the city water and sewer workers Terry Schwab and Keith Winson was discussed by the council. Estagen Zimmerman and Misti Arnold will get training dates and the certification test scheduled for Terry.
June Olson moved to adjourn, seconded by Ron Lauinger. Motion carried and the meeting adjourned.
Misti Arnold
City Auditor


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING
ESMOND CITY COUNCIL
February 22, 2005
A special meeting of the Esmond City Council was held February 22, 2005 at
7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman; Council Members June Olson, Ron Lauinger and Eris Hoffner; and City Auditor Misti Arnold.
A decision was made by council members to raise the water, garbage and sewer rates. These rates will become effective April 1, 2005. The rates are as follows:
Garbage rates for residential/seasonal will be $15, for small commercial users $19.50 and for larger commercial customers $29.50. Ron Lauinger made a motion to accept the new monthly garbage rates. June Olson seconded.
Motion carried.
Water rates will start out at $8.75 for the first 1,000 gallons water used then adding $2.25 for each additional 1,000 gallons. June Olson made a motion to accept the new monthly water rates. Ron Lauinger seconded. Motion carried.
Sewer rates for residential/seasonal users will be $6 and for the Esmond Locker Plant $10. June Olson made a motion to accept the new monthly sewer rates. Eris Hoffner seconded. Motion carried.
As stated in the new water and sewer ordinances there will be a $25 connect and disconnect fee for water and a 1.75% monthly service charge on all past due accounts for water, garbage, and sewer.
June Olson moved to adjourn, seconded by Eris Hoffner. Motion carried and the meeting adjourned.
Misti Arnold
City Auditor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
LEEDS CITY COUNCIL
January 10, 2005
The Leeds City Council met in regular session January 10, 2005 at 6:30 p.m.
at the Leeds City Hall. Present were Mayor Dennis Paulson and Aldermen Ken Bischoff, Cal Schlieve, Lloyd Himle and Loren Lunde.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to issue a raffle permit for the Northern Exposure Snowmobile Club.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to pay council members $50 per month for any and all meetings in a month.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to contract with the state auditor for auditing the city’s books.
The city is leasing a maintainer from Jim Ritterman Trucking and discussion was held regarding contract issues.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to charge a $100 fee to Cardtrol water card holders who haven’t paid on their bill. This was increased from the $25 reactivation fee which was originally agreed upon.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to pay city bills. Bills approved are as follows:
Salaries $2,270.21
Leeds EDC 825.00
CellularOne 26.66
ND Telephone Co. 107.65
Otter Tail Power Co. 1,417.28
Leeds Ambulance Service 25.00
United Community Bank 912.44
Leeds Airport 80.36
Demco 13.24
Otter Tail Power Co. 9.52
Northern Plains Electric 300.00
Chad’s Amoco 489.04
B&H Oil Co. 277.94
Larson Implement 117.17
Lee’s Trucking 5,478.48
Susag Sand & Gravel 636.00
ND Rural Water 50.00
Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00
Ferrellgas 827.94
Municipal Finance Officers 30.00
Darrell’s Electric 720.11
Durbin Excavating 1,259.50
Bank of North Dakota 2,271.00
Northern Plains Electric 960.50
One Call 1.17
Fargo Water Equipment 105.40
Northern Water Works 2,022.45
Postmaster 74.00
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
Tammy Urness
City Auditor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
LEEDS CITY COUNCIL
February 7, 2005
The Leeds City Council met in regular session February 7, 2005 at 6:30 p.m.
at the Leeds City Hall. Present were Mayor Dennis Paulson and Aldermen Cal Schlieve, Ken Bischoff, Lloyd Himle and Loren Lunde.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to allot 15 percent of revenue sharing in the amount of $461.58 to the Leeds Park Board.
A letter of permission will be sent to Gerrard Scrap Metal allowing the business to remove the scrap metal from the dumpgrounds sometime in March.
In a February 2, 2005 phone call, a motion was made, seconded and carried to allow a special beer and liquor license to KJ’s, Inc. for the Northern Exposure Snowmobile Club supper.
Discussion was held on maintainer use and time. It will be added to the city’s insurance policy.
An ad will be placed in the official newspaper in March for a dumpground supervisor.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to pay city bills. Bills approved are as follows:
Salaries $2,470.42
Leeds EDC 825.00
CellularOne 26.66
ND Telephone Co. 98.45
Otter Tail Power Co. 1,561.18
United Community Bank 702.16
Leeds Airport 1,534.96
State Treasurer 115.29
Job Service ND 41.98
Mystery Guild 49.94
L&H Plumbing 750.00
Lee’s Trucking 446.25
Law Enforcement Systems 76.00
Chad’s Amoco 653.42
B&H Oil Co. 74.82
Tracy’s Market 20.41
Bank of ND 2,020.62
ND Health Lab 72.00
Larson Implement 1.85
Northern Plains Electric 1,088.38
Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00
North Plains Communications 1,286.56
Leeds Park Board 461.59
Postmaster 74.00
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
Tammy Urness
City Auditor


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN DISTRICT COURT, BENSON COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA.
In the Matter of the Estate of Philip J. Ritterman, 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 Leland M. Ritterman, at PO Box 136, Leeds, ND 58346 or Janet A. Nybo, PO Box 239, York, ND 58386, co-personal representatives of the estate; or filed with the court.
Dated this 14th day of March, 2005.
-s-Leland M. Ritterman
Leland M. Ritterman
Co-Personal Representative

-s- Janet A. Nybo
Janet A. Nybo
Co-Personal Representative
James P. Wang
110 Main Street East
PO Box 211
Minnewaukan, ND 58351
Attorney for Estate
First publication on the 16th day of March, 2005.
(Publish March 16, 23 & 30, 2005)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MADDOCK SCHOOL DISTRICT
March 8, 2005
A regular meeting of the Maddock School Board was held on March 8, 2005 at
7 a.m. at the school. Present were President David Swanson, Jason Lee, Becky Brandvold, Chris Lauinger, Linda Ellingson, Superintendent Russ Miller, Principal Penny Leier and Business Manager Brenda Fossen. Guests were Flo Kallenbach, Gary Wald and Kim Anderson.
A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the agenda.
Motion carried.
A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the minutes of February 8, the General Fund bills totaling $29,143.45 and food service and activities reports. Motion carried.
GENERAL FUND
Acme Electric $1,150.39
Alton’s Bulk Service 379.75
American Guidance
Systems 175.96
Avaya, Inc 48.07
Benson Co Farmers Press 55.86
Border States Electric 124.50
Cash & Carry Lumber 100.03
Cenex 197.47
City of Maddock 4,001.93
Cole Papers 59.01
David Daeley 776.12
Daryl’s Refrigeration 331.45
Ecolab 95.00
Educational Testing Service 35.33
Edutech 150.00
Ellingson Radio & TV 3,664.75
Farmers Union Oil Co 3,121.52
Food Service Fund 93.54
Gaffaneys of Minot 60.95
Gray Supply Co 100.95
Gus’s Auto Supply 195.73
Harlow’s Bus Sales 137.95
Health Dimensions Rehab 3,381.00
Hewlett Packard 2,498.00
Interstate All Battery Center 49.00
J&J Gravel 2,256.65
Jones Brothers Auto 61.24
Jostens 61.77
JW Pepper 17.55
L&M Contractors 1,950.00
Lannie Simonson Bldg Co 384.00
Menards 127.57
Russ Miller 396.49
NDCEL 85.00
ND Div of Independent
Study 30.00
ND State Library 35.00
ND State Treasurer 165.00
NDSU Continuing
Education 60.00
Pioneer Auto Service 46.35
Popplers Music, Inc 255.50
Praxair 499.21
Quill 167.74
Ramada Inn 90.00
Ramkota Inn 144.00
Emil Schoenfish, CPA 480.00
Schwan Wholesale 504.60
Share Corporation 257.02
Stein Chemical 56.84
Thrifty White Drug 7.76
UND 20.00
Principals’ reports were reviewed. Upcoming school events were discussed.
A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Lauinger, to accept the open enrollment applications of Hannah Pierson, Katherine and Justin Streifel and Spencer and Madyson Sears from the Minnewaukan School District. On roll call vote, all were in favor.
A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Brandvold, to send $1,000 to the Maddock Alumni Assn. toward the auditorium chair fund. On roll call vote, all were in favor.
Mr. Miller updated the board on current legislative issues. He also informed the board on the completed asbestos services and that an informational letter is being prepared.
A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Lauinger, to accept the mascot name “Wildcats” for the track co-op. This name was favored by the majority of the track team. On roll call vote, all were in favor. The number of track meets, distance and junior high participation were also discussed.
A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Lauinger, to accept the superintendent’s evaluation as compiled. On roll call vote, all were in favor.
Mrs. Leier reported on the ND Curriculum Initiative.
A special meeting will be held March 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for policy manual review.
The next regular meeting will be April 12 at 7 a.m.
The meeting adjourned.
Brenda Fossen
Business Manager
These minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Benson County Zoning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. in the courtroom of the Benson County Courthouse, Minnewaukan, ND to review two applications requesting zoning ordinance variances. One request submitted by Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc.
affects real property in Eldon Township and the other request submitted by M. Chris & Wanda Teigen affects real property in West Bay Township.
Additional information regarding the applications may be obtained from the Benson County Auditor’s Office by phone 701-473-5340 or e-mail [email protected]


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