4/27/2005 – Public Notices


NOTICE TO BIDDERS
The North Dakota Department of Transportation is accepting bids for the
2005 Rest Area Maintenance Service for the Germantown Rest Area located 8 miles east of Fessenden on ND 30, for the period of May 1, 2005 through September 30, 2005. Invitations to Bid packets can be obtained by contacting the NDDOT Devils Lake District, 316 6th Street SE, Devils Lake, ND 58301-3628 or by calling 701-665-5100.
Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. CDT, May 2, 2005 at the Devils Lake District office.
(Publish April 20 & 27, 2005)


CALL FOR BIDS
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for a general contractor will be received at the office of the Maddock City Auditor, PO Box 276, Maddock, ND, for the Maddock Multipurpose Building until 9:00 a.m., May 12, 2005 at which time bids will be opened at the regular meeting of the Maddock Multipurpose Building Committee in the Maddock Business & Technology Center, Maddock, ND. A bid bond in the amount of 5% or a bank letter of credit is required with the bid. The outside of the sealed bid must be marked Maddock Multipurpose Building. For more information on project specifications contact the Maddock Multipurpose Building Committee, 402 Western Ave., Maddock, ND 58348 or call (701) 438-2851. The Maddock Multipurpose Building Committee reserves the right to reject any or all bids, or to accept any such bid which appears to be in the best interest of the committee.
(Publish April 27, May 4 & 11, 2005)


NOTICE OF ELECTION
MADDOCK SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 9
Notice is hereby given by Brenda Fossen, Business Manager, of the Maddock School District No. 9, that on the second Tuesday, the 14th day of June,
2005 the annual election will be held for the purpose of electing two members to the school board, each for a term of three years.
Any candidate for election as a member to the school board of a school district shall file with the business manager of the school board, not less than 33 days before the election, and before four o’clock p.m. on the thirty-third day, a statement setting forth his or her name and the position for which he or she is a candidate. A statement that is mailed to the business manager shall be in physical possession of the business manager before four o’clock on the thirty-third day before the election.
The closing date and time for filing will be May 12, 2005 at 4:00 p.m.
School board members with expiring terms are David Swanson, representing the City of Maddock, and Jason Lee, representing Albert and Isabel Townships, and parts of Broe and Butte Valley Townships of Benson County.
Notice is hereby given by Brenda Fossen, Business Manager, of the Maddock School District No. 9, that on the second Tuesday, the 14th day of June, 2005, an election will be held for the purpose of determining if the proceedings of the school board shall be published for the ensuing two years.
The Maddock School District polls are located in the Maddock School Resource Center. Polls will be open on June 14, 2005 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Brenda Fossen
Business Manager
Maddock School District No. 9
Maddock, ND 58348
(Publish April 20 & 27, May 4, 2005)


NOTICE TO BIDDERS
The North Dakota Department of Transportation is accepting bids for the
2005 Rest Area Maintenance Service for the Finn Rest Area located 8 miles east of Rolla on US 281, for the period of May 1, 2005 through September 30, 2005. Invitations to Bid packets can be obtained by contacting the NDDOT Devils Lake District, 316 6th Street SE, Devils Lake, ND 58301-3628 or by calling 701-665-5100.
Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. CDT, May 2, 2005 at the Devils Lake District office.
(Publish April 20 & 27, 2005)


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) will receive bids for the construction of the following project(s):
Job No.: 4
Project No(s).: CER-3607(058)
Length: 3.258
Type: GRADE RAISE, RIPRAP & AGGREGATE SURFACING
County(s): BENSON & RAMSEY Cos
Location: GRAHAM’S ISLAND ROAD, 9 MILES WEST & 1.5 MILES SOUTH OF DEVILS LAKE Job No.: 21 Project No(s).: MDF-3-019(016)116 & MDF-3-030(004)128
Length: 7.964
Type: CONTRACT PATCHING
County(s): BENSON Co
Location: ND 19, 4.5 MILES WEST OF JCT ND 30 & ND 30 FROM MADDOCK, NORTH TO JCT ND 19 Job No.: 22 Project No(s).: NH-3-057(035)000
Length: 6.895
Type: HOT BITUMINOUS PAVEMENT
County(s): BENSON Co
Location: ND 57 FROM JCT US 281, EAST TO FORT TOTTEN Job No.: 24 Project No(s).: SER-3-281(079)909 & SC-0320(051)
Length: 6.029
Type: GRADING, AGGREGATE BASE, HOT BITUMINOUS PAVEMENT, STRUCTURAL, & INCIDENTALS
County(s): BENSON Co
Location: US 281 FROM N JCT ND 19, NORTH 5.7 MILES & COUNTY ROAD AT MINNEWAUKAN Job No.: 25 Project No(s).: SER-3-281(080)915
Length: 5.729
Type: GRADING, AGGREGATE BASE, HOT BITUMINOUS PAVEMENT, STRUCTURAL, & INCIDENTALS
County(s): BENSON Co
Location: US 281 FROM 5.7 MILES NORTH OF JCT ND 19, NORTH TO US 2 Job No.: 42 Project No(s).: PM-3-999(017) & PM-6-999(020)
Length: 0
Type: PAVEMENT MARKING
County(s): BENSON, EDDY, CASS, CAVALIER, FOSTER, GRAND FORKS, GRIGGS, NELSON, PEMBINA, PIERCE, RAMSEY, ROLETTE, STEELE, STUTSMAN, TOWNER, TRAILL, WALSH, & WELLS Cos
Location: VARIOUS US & STATE HIGHWAYS IN THE DEVILS LAKE DISTRICT & VARIOUS US & STATE HIGHWAYS IN THE GRAND FORKS DISTRICT Bids will be received until 09:30AM, May 20, 2005, IN THE FOYER, LOCATED ON 3RD FLOOR, OUTSIDE ROOM 330 OF THE NDDOT BUILDING, ON THE CAPITOL GROUNDS, IN BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA. Bids will be opened and publicly read immediately thereafter.
All bidders are required to be prequalified at least seven (7) days before the date of the bid opening.
The proposal forms, plans, and specifications are available for bidding until 10 a.m. the day preceding the bid opening, and may be inspected at the Construction Division, NDDOT, Room 333, 608 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota, 58505-0700.
NDDOT reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, waive technicalities, or to accept such as may be determined in the best interests of the state.
Requested by:
David A. Sprynczynatyk, P.E.,
Director, North Dakota
Department of Transportation
(Publish April 27, 2005)


NOTICE OF ELECTION
OBERON SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 16
Notice is hereby given by Janice Hager, Business Manager of the Oberon School District No. 16, that on the first Tuesday of June, being June 7, 2005, the annual election will be held for the purpose of electing two members to the school board for a term of three years.
Any candidate for election as a member to the school board of a school district shall file with the business manager of the school board, not less than 33 days before the election and before four o’clock p.m. on the thirty-third day, a statement setting forth his or her name and the position for which he or she is a candidate. A statement that is mailed to the business manager must be in the physical possession of the business manager before four o’clock on the thirty-third day before the election.
The closing date and time for filing will be May 5, 2005, at 4 p.m.
The Oberon School District polls are located in the Oberon School lunch room. Polls will be open on June 7, 2005, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
School board members with expiring terms are Barb Hillebrand and Michelle Skadsem. School board members are elected at large. Holdover members of the board are Greg Thomas, Patricia Anderson and Yvonne Thumb.
Also on the ballot will be the question of whether or not to publish minutes of the school board in a newspaper of general circulation in the district for the succeeding two years.
Janice Hager
Business Manager
Oberon School District No. 16
Oberon, ND 58357
(Publish April 27 & May 4, 2005)


HAY LAND FOR LEASE
GRAHAMS ISLAND STATE PARK
The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is requesting bids for hay land in Graham’s Island State Park. The area offered for lease contains approximately two hundred twenty-five (225) acres. Verbal bids will be accepted at 2:00 PM on May 12, 2005 at the Sivert Thompson Activities Center in Graham’s Island State Park. The Department reserves the right to reject any or all verbal bids.
Special provisions, hay cutting and removal dates, insurance requirements and other special requirements are included in the lease specifications.
Bid specifications and information on inspecting the hay land may be obtained by contacting the Park Manager, Devils Lake State Parks, 152 S Duncan Road, Devils Lake, ND 58301, Phone (701)766-4015.
(Publish April 13, 20 and 27, 2005)NOTICE OF APPLICATION ON PETITION FOR APPROPRIATION OF WATER FROM LAKE IBSEN TAKE NOTICE that Duane Anderson, Leeds, North Dakota, has made application to the State Engineer of North Dakota for a permit to divert and appropriate water from Lake Ibsen.
The petition prays for a permit to appropriate water from Lake Ibsen, utilizing point(s) of diversion located in the NW1/4 of Section 10, Township 155 North, Range 68 West, at a pumping rate of 820 gallons per minute during the operating season, for each year said permit may remain in force, with an annual appropriation of 205.0 acre-feet of water, for the purpose of irrigating 121.0 acres, located in the SW1/4 of Section 3, Township 155 North, Range 68 West, in Benson County, and as shown on the map accompanying the application.
TAKE NOTICE that written comments regarding the proposed appropriation must be filed in the Office of the State Engineer, 900 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0850, by 5:00 o’clock PM, CDT, on the 31st day of May, 2005. The State Engineer will consider all written comments and prepare a recommended decision, which will be provided to the applicant and persons submitting written comments. Those persons may provide additional information, request a hearing, or both.
Dated at Bismarck, North Dakota, on April 19, 2005.
/s/Dale L. Frink
North Dakota State Engineer
900 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0850


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN DISTRICT COURT OF BENSON COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA.
In the Matter of the Estate of Addoris Toso, 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 LaVerne Leier at 1035 2nd St. NE, Devils Lake, ND 58301, or Janice Reierson at PO Box 97, Esmond, ND 58332, co-personal representatives of the estate, or filed with the court.
Dated this 14th day of March, 2005.
-s-LaVerne Leier
LaVerne Leier
Co-Personal Representative

-s- Janice Reierson
Janice Reierson
Co-Personal Representative
J. Thomas Traynor Jr. (ID #03694)
Traynor Law Firm, PC
509 5th St. NE, Suite 1, PO Box 838
Devils Lake, ND 58301-0838
(701) 662-4077
Attorneys for the Co-Personal
Representatives
First publication on the 27th day of April, 2005.
(Publish April 27, May 4 & 11, 2005)


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that Workforce Safety and Insurance will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at the Board Room, Century Center, 1600 East Century Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota, at 1:15 p.m. at which time and place all persons will be heard regarding the proposed changes to premium rates in accordance with NDCC ?65-04-01. This public hearing will be teleconferenced to the conference room of our Fargo Office, located at
2601 12th Ave. SW, Fargo, ND 58103. Attendance is available at either location.
These changes are on file and may be reviewed or copied on any working day between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., at Workforce Safety and Insurance in Bismarck. A copy may be requested by phone by calling (701) 328-3800 or by writing to:
Workforce Safety and Insurance
Legal Department
Attention: Ronald W. Moxon
1600 East Century Ave., Suite 1
P.O. Box 5585
Bismarck, North Dakota 58506-5585
(701) 328-3800
Written data, views or arguments concerning the proposed changes or adoptions may be sent to WSI at the above address. The closing date for receipt and consideration of all written or oral submissions is close of business June 1, 2005.
If you plan to attend the public hearing and will need special facilities or assistance relating to a disability, please contact Workforce Safety and Insurance at the above telephone number or address at least five days prior to the public hearing.
Dated this 15th day of April, 2005.
Ronald W. Moxon
Manager, Legal Department
(Publish April 27, 2005)


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS
OF THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
BENSON COUNTY
NORTH DAKOTA
April 8, 2005
The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Friday, April 8,
2005 at 9 a.m. Commissioners present were Dwain Brown, Curtis Hvinden, Ed Ripplinger, Jason Lee and Barry Cox. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Lee.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Brown, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of March 22, 2005. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
At 9:30 a.m. the Multi-Purpose Building Committee and various 4-H leaders met with the board to discuss issues concerning the multi-purpose building to be constructed in Maddock. Present were: Scott Knoke and Jenny Steinhaus, Benson County Extension Office; David Johnson, Bob Buckmier, Scott Foss, Greg Maddock, Pastor Lu Mathison and Wayne Knatterud, Multi-Purpose Building Committee; Daryl Olson; Julie Tollefson; Joe Engels and Priscilla Backstrom. Johnson explained the layout of the building and expressed that the Multi-Purpose Building Committee wanted Benson County 4-H Achievement Days to be held in Maddock for the year 2005. Discussion was held on who would be responsible for setting up for the event. Johnson informed the board all setup would be handled by either the Multi-Purpose Building Committee or members of the Maddock community. Tollefson stated her concern with 4-H Achievement Days being moved to Maddock as several members will be lost due to extra miles that will need to be traveled.
Ripplinger explained how the decision to move 4-H Achievement Days was made and that the flood money being expended for the building is county money.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to approve granting a zoning ordinance variance to M. Chris and Wanda Teigen. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Ripplinger, seconded by Brown, to place Class 2 load restrictions on all county paved roads effective 03/29/05. State restrictions will apply to all other roads. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Brown, to have the chairman sign a letter to the office of the state auditor dated March 31, 2005, regarding the audit of the general purpose financial statement of Benson County as of December 31, 2004. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Ripplinger, seconded by Brown, to approve the Application for Abatement submitted by Merle E. Henke. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Ripplinger, to table the Application for Abatement filed by Family Farm Grain until the next meeting on April 19, 2005. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Ripplinger, to accept the resignation of Melissa Buckmier from the Benson County Housing Authority Board due to a conflict of interest and to place an ad in the Benson County Farmers Press to find another individual who would be willing to serve on the board. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Cox, to issue muskrat control permits in Benson County for the year 2005. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Ripplinger, seconded by Cox, to have the chairman sign a quit claim deed transferring the SW1/4NE1/4 and Lots 3 and 4 W of Hwy.
#281 (less RW) of 10-153-56 to Greg Maddock. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed a response letter to the state auditor’s office from James P. Wang, Benson County state’s attorney, dated April 4, 2005, regarding pending or threatened litigation claims and assessments against Benson County.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Brown, to approve the petition to close the roadway in Isabel Township described as: The congressional section line making up the south boundary of Sec. 12 and 13, Twp. 153N, Rge. 70W. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
Jack Anderson, Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc., met with the board regarding an application for a zoning ordinance variance dated February 15, 2005. Ralph Olson of the Benson County Zoning Board was also present at this time. Discussion was held on renting a portion of the tower for radio communications. An agreement was made that a lease agreement will be entered into and Benson County will pay $150 per month to Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc. for rent of tower space. Benson County will be responsible for removing snow in the winter and adding gravel, if needed, in the summer. Benson County will also be responsible for paying any costs involved with installing an antenna. The board stated it would have the Benson County state’s attorney review the proposed lease agreement. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Ripplinger, to grant the zoning ordinance variance to Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed the monthly activity report from Jo Dahlen, VSO, for March of 2005. It also reviewed the mileage/activity report from the Benson County Sheriff’s Office for March of 2005.
Further, the board reviewed a letter from the ND DOT dated March 23, 2005, concerning the bid opening on project SC-0328(062).
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Ripplinger, to transfer $40,000 from the State Revenue Sharing Fund to the Road and Bridge Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to transfer $3,000 from the General Fund to the Emergency Disaster Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Ripplinger, seconded by Brown, to purchase a used bagger for the Grasshopper mower from Ag Resources in Maddock for $750. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Ripplinger, to have the chairman sign the Resolution of Acknowledgment to the Master Joint Powers Agreement between NDACo and Benson County. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Brown, to pay all county approved bills. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously. The following bills were paid:
ND State Treasurer $9,210.88
Distribution of Entities 991,060.89
Distribution of Entities 124,661.02
Batteries Plus 59.80
Bill Follman 18.60
Cass County Tr 190.00
Cellular One 34.09
Information Technology
Dept 390.77
ND Recorders Assn 60.00
ND Telephone Co 992.20
Wal-Mart 8.48
Cellular One 74.90
Dell Marketing LP 89.99
ND Telephone Co 221.11
Adam LaRoque 25.00
Benson Co Highway Dept 4,318.42
James Wang 580.00
Ken Hager 50.00
Matthew Swanson 25.00
Nationwide Retirement
Services 150.00
ND Council of Ed Leaders 8.00
State Disbursement Unit 500.00
Pleasant Lake Township 695.21
Agnes G. Christianson 300.00
Minnewaukan City 93.45
Great Plains Directory 408.00
ND Public Employees
Retirement 10,006.50
Darryl Biby 67.19
Lyndon Olson 68.43
ND Pesticide Program 150.00
US Postmaster 37.00
Benson Co Farmers Press 338.65
Tim Finley 65.95
Workforce Safety &
Insurance 274.30
Wanda Teigen 165.32
Wold Engineering 62,070.00
AFLAC 362.25
BCBS of ND 3,978.13
Benson Co Transportation 600.00
Bonnie Erickson 136.40
The Bread Box 21.00
Burnies 380.95
Chad’s Amoco 338.08
Lake Chevrolet 443.42
Clute’s Office Equipment 767.74
Charles D. Nyhus, MD 50.00
Colonial 155.81
Conseco Health Ins Co 108.30
Crossroads 20.00
Ellen Huffman 141.72
Expressway Inn 99.90
Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 20.63
Gerrells 29.98
Great Plains Directory 80.40
Hoiberg’s 30.00
Institute of Local
Government 310.00
Jo Dahlen 105.40
Jean Olson 239.28
Jenny Steinhaus 55.67
Leevers Co Market 13.44
LR Law Enforcement Ctr 3,967.23
Maddock Mini Mart 131.50
ND Assn of Counties 738.00
ND County Treas Assn 165.00
ND Public Employees
Retirement 19,380.15
ND State Radio
Communications 210.00
NDSU Extension Service 11.00
North Star Community
Credit Union 53.78
Oddens’ Grocery 370.52
Otter Tail Power Co 1,286.51
Benson Co Farmers Press 1,214.84
Protective Life Ins Co 391.24
Radisson Inn-Bismarck 346.50
Schwan Wholesale Co 149.90
Scott Knoke 111.97
Social Welfare 19,432.66
Oddens’ Grocery 37.16
Alton’s Bulk Service 818.00
B&H Oil 691.61
Carquest Western Auto 159.31
Esmond City 117.00
Maddock City 65.95
Minnewaukan City 19.00
Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 415.44
Farmers Union Oil-York 5,572.26
The Glass Shop 688.95
Home of Economy 57.27
Harlow Sanitation 15.00
Harlow Co-op Elev 54.40
HE Everson Co 97.74
Lake Lumber, Inc 30.00
Lannie Simonson Bldg Co 39.00
Mac’s, Inc 114.63
Dakota Implement 383.03
Gus’s Auto Parts 114.97
ND Telephone Co 218.68
Nodak Electric Co-op 54.26
Nodak Comm, Inc 590.00
Northern Plains Elec Co-op 97.00
Oddens’ Grocery 16.50
Otter Tail Power Co 49.71
Otter Tail Power Co 267.35
Paulson Supply 1,582.38
Prairie Truck & Tractor
Repair 485.50
Praxair Distribution, Inc 12.94
Benson Co Farmers Press 115.00
Schwan Wholesale Co 13.87
Spirit Lake Refuse 30.00
Service Tire 672.08
Tony Dorn, Inc 75.68
Iowa Township 907.80
Riggin Township 12,196.65
TTTC 350.00
Viking Office Products 196.18
Wal-Mart 101.06
Wangs 1,483.17
Wanda Teigen 151.73
WW Wallwork 1,380.02
Curtis Hvinden 189.38
Barry Cox 221.00
Edward Ripplinger 122.42
Jason Lee 210.46
Dwain Brown 272.46
Garrison Diversion Dist 814.12
ND State Treasurer 7,834.78
Distribution of Entities 183,403.81
MARCH 2005 NET PAYROLL
County Agent $1,032.32
Emergency Disaster 846.69
VSO 764.49
County General 29,425.20
Social Services 28,693.74
County Road 22,627.06
A motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.
Bonnie Erickson
Benson County Auditor
Jason Lee
Chairman


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD
March 21, 2005
A regular meeting of the Leeds Board of Education was held on March 21,
2005 at 6:40 p.m. Present were Young, Swanson, Larson, Silliman, Bracken, Supt. Braaten, Principals Gullickson and Braaten and Business Manager Benson.
The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as written.
The board reviewed the 2003/2004 audit report and comments from the state auditor’s office. The audit was approved.
The board read a letter from Linda Warner, Lake Region District Health Unit, regarding adopting a tobacco policy for all school grounds.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the financial reports for February of 2005, including the basketball co-op fund report and breakfast program, and bills for payment. The recent audit report for Workforce Safety & Insurance was reviewed.
GENERAL FUND
American Welding Supplies $35.90
Anderson, Judy 42.20
Benson Co Farmers Press 173.85
Benson, Kathryn 181.48
Best Western Seven Seas
Inn 45.00
Bisbee-Egeland High
School 25.00
Brossart, Rita 75.00
Brown, M. Jane 48.25
Chad’s Amoco, Inc 1,243.63
Clute Office Equipment 360.88
The Computer Store, Inc 44.00
Creative Impressions 44.75
Farmers Union Oil Co 761.16
Franklin Covey 99.29
Gaffaney’s, Inc 15.74
Gerrells & Co 81.60
Grand Forks Herald 10.80
Great Plains Directory
Service 134.52
Gullickson, Jason 15.50
HA Thompson & Sons, Inc 699.00
Heisler, Maxine 18.60
Holiday Inn Express Hotel
& Suites 177.58
Home of Economy 93.66
Johnson’s Plumbing
Service, Inc 927.58
L&H Plumbing & Heating 290.00
Lake Region Sheet Metal,
Inc 165.38
Leapaldt, Gay 428.40
Leeds Hot Lunch 787.50
Master Teacher, Inc 24.78
Menards-Minot 154.07
Moser, Sheila 5.18
ND State Treasurer 165.00
ND Telephone Co 318.25
Otter Tail Power Co 2,059.97
Paulson Supply, Inc 62.40
Popplers Music, Inc 57.58
Praxair Distribution, Inc 15.50
Quill Corporation 146.56
Region IV Music 207.00
Region IV Speech & Music 75.00
Rolle, Gary 75.00
Emil R. Schoenfish, CPA 490.00
Simplex Time Recorder Co 171.00
Smart Computing 29.00
Stein’s, Inc 59.70
Tracy’s Market 155.74
Urness, Tammy 75.00
Verizon Wireless, Bellevue 47.28
Devils Lake Public School 129.00
City of Leeds 158.00
Leadership Options, LLP 195.00
Wal-Mart Community 215.93
Edutech 25.00
B&H Oil Co 2,310.59
NDIAAA 160.00
Curriculum Designers, Inc 270.00
Cando Insurance Agency 4,820.00
New Rockford Public
School 147.00
Lake Region State College 224.00
Jacobson, Lucia 124.40
US Post Office-Leeds 82.77
ND Dept of Transportation 17.00
BUILDING FUND
Lake Region Sheet Metal,
Inc $504.17
Mr. Gullickson presented the high school principal’s report: parent/teacher conferences were attended 82%, students of the quarter, juniors and seniors visited the state legislature today, and the honor roll has been posted.
Mrs. Braaten presented the elementary school principal’s
report: parent/teacher conferences were attended 93%, first grade hosted Four Winds’ fourth grade students for reading, grades 3-6 attended Market Place for Kids in Devils Lake, elementary music fest will be March 30, several teachers are attending the ND Math Conference, M.A.P. testing in-service on April 6, and Destination Imagination state competition is April 2.
The board discussed full day/every day kindergarten. Mrs. Braaten will send out a letter to survey parents of coming kindergarten students.
The board was updated on legislative issues: HB 1154-funding formula for foundation aid and SB 2358-eliminate counting of NDEA days.
It was moved, seconded and carried to waive the April 1 deadline for negotiations.
The board reviewed the annual inspection report from the Lake Region District Health Unit.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the tuition agreement for Dalton Bonn, Churchs Ferry, to attend Devils Lake Public School for 2005/2006.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the tuition agreement for Katrina Lybeck, Leeds, to attend Devils Lake Public School for 2005/2006.
The Benson County Schoolmasters supper meeting will be on April 7, 2005 at
6 p.m. in Warwick.
The board reviewed the Attendance Policy. It was moved, seconded and carried to approve as first reading the amendments to the Attendance Policy as presented.
Mr. Braaten reported on the recent NESC meeting; a grant writer has been hired.
Linda Young arrived and assumed chair for the duration of the meeting.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve Luke Braun as boys’ golf coach.
The Medhus Scholarship committee board representation will be Linda Young, president, and Randy Silliman.
The school calendar for 2005/2006 was reviewed. The actual first day of school will be August 22 with teachers’ in-service on August 19.
Mr. Braaten presented the superintendent’s report: Science club is planning a trip to Winnipeg May 1, the Benson County Wildcats track team has 24 participants from Leeds, the BTR elevator has requested a tax abatement on the old Churchs Ferry property (a hearing will be on Tuesday, April 5), baseball practice has started, and a basketball co-op board committee meeting will be scheduled.
The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 12, 2005 at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting adjourned.
Kathryn L. Benson
Business Manager
Linda Young
President


NOTICE OF ELECTION
FORT TOTTEN
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 30
Notice is hereby given by Stephanie Anderson, Business Manager of the Fort Totten Public School District No. 30 that one (1) position will open on the school board. This position will be a three (3) year term. The candidate shall reside within the rural areas of the Fort Totten Public School District No. 30 and shall be voted upon by the district at large.
Anyone wishing to run for this election must file a signed statement of interest setting forth the candidate’s name and the position for which the person is a candidate and file it with the school district business manager. The final date for filing will be at 4:00 p.m. on May 5, 2005.
Anyone who is 18 years of age and has resided in the Fort Totten Public School District No. 30 for at least 30 days preceding the election is entitled to vote and/or file as a candidate in this school board election.
The Annual School Board Election will be held on June 7, 2005.
The polls will open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Blue Building in Fort Totten.
Stephanie Anderson
Business Manager
Fort Totten Public
School District No. 30
Fort Totten, ND 58335
(Publish April 27 & May 4, 2005)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL
April 4, 2005
A regular meeting of the Maddock City Council was held on April 4, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. at the council chambers. Members present to answer roll call were Mayor Kevin Winson, Marilyn Allan, Wayne Knatterud, Mark Finley and Rodney Maddock. Also present were employees Frank Mosser and Keith Winson.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Wayne Knatterud moved the minutes be approved. Marilyn Allan seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Bills were audited. Rodney Maddock moved to approve the bills. Wayne Knatterud seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Employees’ Wages $7,554.65
Northern Plains Electric
Cando 18,840.94
Northern Plains Electric
Carrington 2,833.00
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Inc 1,757.64
Hawkins Chemical, Inc 125.46
Maddock EDC & R. Maddock 250.00
Maddock EDC 225.00
Maddock Mini Mart 145.60
Gus’s Auto Parts, Inc 265.61
Farmers Union Oil Co 392.13
Kevin Winson 70.27
Frank L. Mosser 78.20
Jean A. Mosser 6.46
Keith Winson 121.59
Ned Mitzel 492.62
Visa 55.45
Alton’s Bulk 562.38
Hall Truck Center 208.27
LaMotte’s 116.50
Junior Library Guild 143.40
City of Fargo, ND 140.00
World Almanac Education 9.95
State Tax Commissioner 73.00
Galls, Inc 13.97
Quartermaster 47.85
ND Telephone Co 243.76
Ramsey National Bank 1,099.16
Waste Management of ND 3,870.83
Internal Revenue Service 1.14
Ramsey National Bank 1,106.34
State Tax Commissioner 77.00
Frank Mosser asked about putting a digital unit on the new siren and converting to daily use of the new unit. Wayne Knatterud made a motion to purchase a unit for the city. Mark Finley seconded the motion. Motion carried. Frank will attend the emergency management meeting for the city and fire department.
Keith Winson reported he knew the latest THM sample would fail as he has not had a long enough time frame to get the full effect of the new treatment. The public will again need to be notified.
There was discussion about the roof of the hardware store. Marilyn Allan made a motion to have Frank Mosser get estimates for repair and replacement of the roof. Wayne Knatterud seconded the motion. Also to get the windows covered and remove the front overhang as it is falling and looks unsightly.
The Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plan for the employees is going up 8%.
After consideration Mark Finley made a motion to provide this for the employees. Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Ann Sears of HomeTown Grocery was present. She told of her sales volume being way down and if things do not turn around she will be gone by fall.
Scott Foss and Robert Buckmier were present and updated everyone on the Multi-Purpose Building. The land is being surveyed and a transfer of land should be done shortly. They also informed the group that the North Central Planning Council grant was not awarded to Maddock.
The tax equalization meeting is set for April 18 at 7 p.m. at the city hall. Ellen Huffman is doing the assessments this year due to the lack of an assessor.
Lodge 68 requested a dance permit and Double R Bar a liquor permit for April 23 at the Maddock Community Center. Wayne Knatterud moved to approve the permits. Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. Motion carried.
One building permit was presented for Jeff and Sara Plum to construct a handicap ramp. Wayne Knatterud moved to approve the permit. Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. Motion carried.
The board of directors of Kids on the Block child care facility and the Maddock City Council will host a public meeting on April 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Maddock Community Center. The current status and future plans for the facility will be discussed.
The next regular meeting will be May 2, 2005 at 6:30 p.m.
There being no further business, on motion made and seconded, the meeting adjourned.
Jean A. Mosser
City Auditor
Kevin Winson
Mayor
These minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
REGARDING THE REORGANIZATION PROPOSAL OF THE NEW ROCKFORD AND SHEYENNE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS Notice is hereby given by the State Board of Public School Education, of the State of North Dakota, that a meeting will be held Monday, May 16, 2005, at 1:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible in the Brynhild Haugland Room, State Capitol, Bismarck, North Dakota.
The purpose of the meeting will be to receive public comment on the reorganization proposal of New Rockford School District #1, and Sheyenne School District #12.
An opportunity will be given for all persons to speak. Comments will be limited to those regarding the reorganization proposal.
This meeting is held pursuant to Chapter 15.1-12-10 of the North Dakota Century Code.
Dated at Bismarck, North Dakota, this 14th day of April, 2005.
By order of the State Board of Public School Education.
Dr. Wayne G. Sanstead, Executive Secretary, State Board of Public School Education.


SUMMONS IN A CIVIL CASE
Case Number: A2-05-15
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHEASTERN DIVISION
DISTRICT OF NORTH DAKOTA
United States of America )
v. )
David J. Swanson; Denise L. )
Swanson a/k/a Denise Lynn )
Swanson; CBC Credit Services, )
a corporation; Hughes Equipment, )
Inc., kna Hughes Distributing; )
E-Z Trail, Inc.; State of North )
Dakota; Edney Distributing Co., )
Inc., a corporation; Brant Industries, )
Ltd.; Grand Forks Herald, )
Incorporated; Custom Marketing )
Co., Inc., a corporation; Jamestown )
Agri-Sales, Inc.; and Cow Country )
Supply, Inc., a corporation.
TO: Above Named Defendant(s)
YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to serve on Plaintiff’s Attorney Kent Rockstad, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Quentin N. Burdick U.S. Courthouse, 655 First Avenue North – Suite 250, Fargo, ND 58102-4932, (701)297-7400 an answer to the complaint which is served on you with this summons, within TWENTY (20) days after service of this summons on you, exclusive of the day of the service. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Any answer that you serve on the parties to this action must be filed with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable period of time after service.
This action relates to the foreclosure of a real estate mortgage upon the following real estate situated in the County of Benson, State of North Dakota:
Lots Twenty-seven (27), Twenty-eight (28) and Twenty-nine (29) in Knatterud’s Addition to the City of Maddock.
Date: February 17, 2005
Edward J. Klecker
Clerk
-s-Lisa Clerk
By Deputy Clerk – Lisa Clark
(Publish April 27, May 4 & 11, 2005)


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