4/13/2005 – Public Notices


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING
FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL BOARD
March 9, 2005
A special meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held March 9, 2005 at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building. Present were Doug Yankton, Lorraine McKay, Erich Longie, Michael Alex and Arlene de la Paz. Others present were Gaillord Peltier, Stephanie Anderson, Elizabeth Nelson, Renee Peltier and Derrick Dauphinais. Mr. Longie, the board president, called the meeting to order at 4:40 p.m.
Discussion was held with Mr. Dauphinais regarding having a partnership with the Boys’ & Girls’ Club to better serve the youth. The board decided to work with Mr. Dauphinais to eliminate duplicate services.
Elizabeth Nelson entered the meeting at 4:45 p.m.
Mr. Longie recommends a cooperative arrangement with the Boys’ & Girls’
Club and 21st Century where both boards meet once a month. Mr. Peltier questioned if Boys’ & Girls’ Club employees are certified teachers. Mr.
Peltier recommends that he visit with Mr. Dauphinais first before the board makes any decisions at its March 16, 2005 meeting.
Mr. Dauphinais left the meeting at 5:15 p.m.
Mr. Yankton moved to approve the school board election date as June 7, 2005 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mrs. de la Paz seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.
Mr. Alex moved to adjourn. Mr. Yankton seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m.
Stephanie Anderson
Clerk
Erich Longie
Board President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL BOARD
March 16, 2005
A regular meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held March 16, 2005 at 12 noon. in the conference room of the Administration Building. Present were Doug Yankton, Lorraine McKay and Arlene de la Paz. Absent were Erich Longie and Michael Alex. Others present were Gaillord Peltier, Stephanie Anderson and Joe Mertens. Mrs. de la Paz, the board vice president, called the meeting to order at 12:20 p.m.
Ms. McKay moved to approve the minutes of February 2, 2005. Mr. Yankton seconded. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.
Mr. Yankton moved to approve monthly expenditures. Ms. McKay seconded. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.
AAA Travel Agency $1,332.81
AAA Travel Agency 1,142.80
Acme Electric 215.38
Albrecht, Darren 526.79
Albrecht, Darren 132.30
Albrecht, Darren 548.95
Albrecht, Gayle 30.00
Allery, Cassandra 50.00
Ameripride Linen & Apparel 141.86
Anderson, Christina 184.70
Anderson, Stephanie 48.13
Bakers Dozen 24.80
Belgarde, Erin 114.30
Belgarde, Erin 51.75
Bingham, Jerry 29.66
Books To Go 290.49
Bread Box 78.00
Bull, Michael 25.00
Byberg, Marlo 204.70
Center for Education
& Employment 154.95
Central Distributing 17.94
Chicago Marriott 896.25
Child and Adolescent
Services 432.51
Closeup 7,262.00
Comfort Inn 100.00
Comfort Suites 45.00
Dakota Assemblies 200.00
Demco, Inc. 206.79
Designs For Learning West 2,674.25
ETA/Cuisenaire 393.36
Family Literacy Conference 35.00
Finley, Marlee 50.00
Fort Totten Public School 290.00
Fort Totten Public School 2,000.00
Glazebrook & Associates 182.15
Grand Forks Symphony 30.00
Harrington, Denise 184.70
Haugse, Marlene 1,307.63
Home of Economy 2.62
Hultgren, Susan 86.65
Johnson, Sandra 70.76
Krantz’s Greenhouse 55.95
Leevers County Market 90.08
Literary Calvary 139.00
Love & Logic Institute 44.65
Ludwig, Carmen 132.30
Luis Cafe 45.00
McDougal, Litell 209.25
Medicine Stone, David 25.00
Montana Dakota Utilities 242.70
Morin, Nicklaus 50.00
National Honor Society 266.30
ND Telephone Co. 551.01
NDACTE Region V 200.00
NDSBA 40.00
Nelson, Elizabeth 178.50
Nelson, Elizabeth 115.25
Ness, Hayley 132.30
Northern Plains Electric 221.00
Office Innovations 5,951.30
Office Innovations 509.00
Parent Institute 175.50
Parker, Thomas 225.00
Parker, Thomas 150.00
Peltier, Gaillord 132.30
Peltier, Gaillord 184.70
Peltier, Michelle 100.00
Perfection Learning Center 344.54
Pitney Bowes 420.00
Prairie Learning Center 2,301.00
Purchase Power 1,104.22
Ramkota Hotel 510.00
RDJ Specialties 416.67
Reiman Publications 23.98
RMC Research Corp. 60.00
Sannes Machine Repair 385.80
Spirit Lake Marina 580.69
Spirit Lake Resort 559.95
Spirit Lake Resort 80.00
Steinmann, Merle 57.50
Swenson, Sandra 548.95
Swenson, Sandra 1,307.63
Tallman, Anthony 25.00
Tate Topa Tribal School 60.25
Teacher’s Discovery 423.24
Teacher’s Discovery 341.29
The Booksource 173.04
TJ’S Pizza 21.50
Townsend Press 41.80
Tracy’s Market 48.23
Volk Human Services 3,520.00
Wally’s Supermarket 69.98
Wal-Mart 57.59
Warwick School 42.83
Wellman, Jodi 45.16
Wingate Inn 156.60
Xerox Corp. 1,367.00
Subtotal $47,055.51
Ms. McKay moved to approve accounts payable. Mr. Yankton seconded. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.
Albrecht, Gayle $18.29
Anderson, Charles 480.00
Anderson, Charles 240.00
Anderson, Charles 120.00
Anderson, Charles 1,000.00
Anderson, Charles 240.00
Anderson, Charles 240.00
Anderson, Charles 240.00
Anderson, Charles 32.00
Anderson, Charles 200.00
Anderson, Charles 200.00
Anderson, Charles 3,250.00
Anderson, Charles 450.00
Anderson, Christina 150.00
Anderson’s 2,461.55
Babinski, Mike 336.00
Baker, Marsha 20.00
Benson, Bonnie 201.35
Best Western
Doublewood Inn 550.00
Borgen, Jodi 40.00
Brady, Damon 200.00
Brady, Damon 960.00
Brady, Damon 100.00
Brady, Damon 160.00
Brady, Damon 160.00
Brady, Damon 160.00
Brady, Damon 120.00
Brady, Damon 150.00
Brady, Damon 120.00
Bull, Lawrence 100.00
Bull, Lawrence 105.00
Cheer Zone 82.65
Christianson, Melody 80.00
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. 2,407.20
Creative Impressions 497.50
Dauphinais, Sonta 750.00
Dauphinais, Dean Sr. 40.00
Drake, James 2,250.00
Dynamite Productions 100.00
Georgeson, Clint 120.00
Georgeson, Clint 105.00
Gerrells of DL 6,281.84
Hintz, Brad 166.00
Howard, Catherine 145.00
Jungling, Lorell 250.00
Kmart 72.31
Krantz’s Floral 92.50
Krantz’s Floral 265.00
Lind, Ltd. 495.49
Lohnes, John 170.00
Moderne Glass Co., Inc. 356.40
NDSU Athletics 50.00
Oster, Mark 80.00
Oster, Mark 80.00
Party America 153.00
Peltier, Gaillord 65.10
Peltier, Gaillord 153.08
Pepsi Cola Bottling 4,853.55
Pizza Corner 750.00
Ploium, Corey 80.00
Schwan Wholesale 3,765.90
Select Therapy 397.66
Select Therapy 185.25
Smith, Rick 80.00
Smith, Rick 190.70
Smith, Robin 25.00
Soltis Sportswear 1,223.25
Soltis Sportswear 2,969.99
TJ’s Pizza 136.00
Wallace, Terry 166.00
Wally’s 170.60
White Buffalo, Loretta 30.00
Subtotal $43,136.16
Total $90,191.67
Mr. Peltier recommended to the board to send the Fort Totten Education Association (FTEA) Recognition Letter back to them and specify who they are representing, such as certified teachers, not all licensed staff. Ms. McKay moved to table the FTEA Recognition Letter until a change is made. Mr.
Yankton seconded. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.
Mr. Yankton moved to adjourn. Ms. McKay seconded. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 12:40 p.m.
Stephanie Anderson
Clerk
Erich Longie
Board President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING
FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL BOARD
March 23, 2005
A special meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held March 23, 2005 at 12 noon in the conference room of the Administration Building. Present were Doug Yankton, Lorraine McKay, Erich Longie and Michael Alex. Absent was Arlene de la Paz. Others present were Gaillord Peltier, Stephanie Anderson and Darren Albrecht. Mr. Longie, the board president, called the meeting to order at 12:22 p.m.
Mr. Alex moved to accept the resignation of Maxine Gutting. Ms. McKay seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.
Mr. Alex moved to accept the resignation of Darren Albrecht. Mrs. McKay seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.
The board thanked Mr. Albrecht for his work and wished him well.
Ms. McKay moved to advertise for all vacated positions. Mr. Yankton seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.
Approval of the FTEA petition for recognition was discussed. Mr. Peltier recommends negotiating as soon as possible. Discussion was held over the wording. Mr. Peltier will post an intent to consider. When the FTEA accepts it, negotiations can begin.
Mr. Yankton moved to adjourn. Mr. Alex seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 12:40 p.m.
Stephanie Anderson
Clerk
Erich Longie
Board President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING
FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL BOARD
March 29, 2005
A special meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held March 29, 2005 at 12 noon in the conference room of the Administration Building. Present were Doug Yankton, Erich Longie and Arlene de la Paz.
Absent were Michael Alex and Lorraine McKay. Others present were Gaillord Peltier, Stephanie Anderson and Joe Mertens. Mr. Longie, the board president, called the meeting to order at 12:17 p.m.
Approval of the FTEA petition for recognition was discussed with Mr.
Mertens. Discussion included the ND Century Code and master contract and the agreement pertaining to certified teachers.
Mrs. de la Paz moved to approve the FTEA letter of recognition. The FTEA will represent only the teachers. Mr. Yankton seconded. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.
Mrs. de la Paz moved to adjourn. Mr. Yankton seconded. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 12:27 p.m.
Stephanie Anderson
Clerk
Erich Longie
Board President


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF BENSON COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA.
In the Matter of the Estate of Emma Vivian Carlson a/k/a Vivan E. Carlson, 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 E. Linnea Carlson, personal representative of the estate at 7278 32nd St. NE, Sheyenne, ND
58374 or filed with the court.
Dated this 31st day of March, 2005.
-s-E. Linnea Carlson
E. Linnea Carlson
Personal Representative
Michael N. Steffan (ND#03441)
Frith & Steffan
609 Fourth Ave.
PO Box 1045
Devils Lake, ND 58301
Telephone (701) 662-2805
Attorneys for Personal Representative
First publication on the 6th day of April, 2005.
(Publish April 6, 13 & 20, 2005)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
ESMOND CITY COUNCIL
April 4, 2005
The annual tax equalization meeting of the Esmond City Council was held April 4, 2005 at 7:15 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall.
Ellen Huffman of the Benson County Tax Equalization Office was present. She gave the council proposed changes for the year. After discussion Eris Hoffner made a motion to accept the changes. Ron Lauinger seconded. Motion carried.
Eris Hoffner made a motion to raise the residential value on property #9848-20 to $49,400.00. Ron Lauinger seconded. Motion carried.
A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was called to order. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman; Council Members Ron Lauinger, June Olson, Eris Hoffner; and City Auditor Misti Arnold.
Minutes of the previous meetings were read. June Olson made a motion to accept the minutes as read. Ron Lauinger seconded. Motion carried.
Bills were reviewed. June Olson made a motion to pay all bills. Eris Hoffner seconded. Motion carried. Bills approved are as follows:
Terry Schwab $404.43
Misti Arnold 554.10
Benson Co Farmers Press 57.57
Otter Tail Power Company 661.79
Waste Management 1,246.91
ND Telephone Co 52.69
Farmers Union Oil 385.56
Postmaster 67.00
Dennis Leier 45.00
Hawkins 243.20
Benson Co Tax Office 233.00
Surety Title Co 974.00
USTI 42.50
June Olson inquired about renting a room for storage at the school for Terry Schwab. Ron Lauinger made a motion to rent a room to Terry Schwab for $25.00 a month. Eris Hoffner seconded. Motion carried.
Training and lodging accom-modations were discussed for Misti Arnold. June Olson made a motion to pay for the hotel, a $20.00 a day food allowance, and .34 cents a mile to and from training. Ron Lauinger seconded. Motion carried.
June Olson moved to adjourn, seconded by Eris Hoffner. Motion carried and the meeting adjourned.
Misti Arnold
City Auditor
(Publish April 13, 2005)


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS
OF THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
BENSON COUNTY
NORTH DAKOTA
March 22, 2005
The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. Commissioners present were Jason Lee, Curtis Hvinden, Barry Cox and Ed Ripplinger. Dwain Brown as absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Lee.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Ripplinger, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of March 1, 2005. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Brown, to reappoint Barry Cox to the Lake Region Child Support Enforcement Unit for a period of one year effective April 1, 2005. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed information regarding President Bush’s proposed FY06 budget vs. FY05 actual approp-riations.
The board also reviewed a letter, the Construction and Maintenance Agree-ment and letter certifying right-of-way acquisition from ND Department of Transportation (DOT) regarding projects CER-3607(058) and
CER-3607(059) dated March 9, 2005.
Further, the board reviewed a list of current mileage rates paid by various counties throughout North Dakota, along with a letter from the NDDOT dated March 15, 2005 regarding additional federal aid, which will be available to Benson County in 2006 and 2007.
Norma Jean Neumiller, Benson County Transportation director, met with the board. She discussed repair costs for the transportation van in Leeds. She commented that dollars are lost when special trips are made to Fargo, Grand Forks, Bismarck and Minot for medical reasons. She recommended only regular scheduled trips be made and no special trips. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Brown, to not have Benson County Transportation make special medical trips to Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot and Bismarck. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board discussed how mill levy and mill levy match dollars are dis-tributed to the senior citizen clubs in Benson County. A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Hvinden, to have mill levy and mill levy match dollars for congregate, home delivered and frozen meals disbursed directly to Senior Meals and Services by the Benson County Auditor’s Office. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Hvinden, to approve the county transportation bills for February of 2005. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
Jenny Steinhaus, Extension office, met with the board and presented a proposed plan for the 4-H and arena portion of the multi-purpose building to be built in Maddock. She stated the 4-H council has decided to hold 4-H Achievement Days in Minnewaukan for 2005.
Steinhaus also presented a developmental leave proposal to the board so she may complete her master’s degree. The board agreed to grant her developmental leave for this reason.
The Benson County Water Board met with the board regarding the Tolna Coulee Cleanout Project. It stated a negotiation team has been set up to talk with the surrounding landowners and then commented on the different types of easements for the land. Right-of-way acquisition was also discussed. John Beckstrand asked the board if any money was ever advanced for cleanout of Lake Ibsen. The board stated it could not recall any cleanout project.
The board reviewed a letter from FEMA – US Dept. of Homeland Security dated March 3, 2005, regarding the Community Rating System.
The board also reviewed a letter from the US Board of Geographic Names dated February 23, 2005. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Ripplinger, to have the auditor send a response letter to the Board of Geographic Names indicating the community and township are not in support of making official the new name Beaver Bay for a currently unnamed portion of Mud Lake. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
Further, the board reviewed a letter from Mark Johnson, NDACo, dated March 14, 2005 asking the board to sign a Resolution of Acknowledgment to the Master Joint Powers agreement between NDACo and Benson County. The board opted to table this matter until its next regularly scheduled meeting so it can be looked into further.
Don Indvik and Morris Holen Jr., Wold Engineering, met with the board to discuss federal aid dollars which will be available for 2006 and 2007. They commented on possible upcoming projects. They notified the board of the scheduled bid letting on the Graham’s Island road project. They discussed rerouting of US Highway 281.
The board reviewed a letter from the Upper Sheyenne River Joint Water Resource Board dated March 2, 2005 requesting a member of the commission be appointed to serve as advisor and give input on any changes needed in the Upper Sheyenne River Basin Conceptual Water Plan. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Brown, to appoint Ed Ripplinger to serve as advisor. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board also reviewed the minutes from the February 9 and 28, 2005 meetings of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board and list of future meetings.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to transfer $30,000.00 from the County Highway Tax Fund to the Road & Bridge Fund and $20,000.00 from the 5-Mill Fund to the Road & Bridge Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.
Bonnie Erickson
Benson County Auditor
Jason Lee
Chairman
(Publish April 13, 2005)


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