5/18/2005 – Public Notices


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL BOARD
April 7, 2005
A regular meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held April 7, 2005 at 3 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building. Present were Doug Yankton, Erich Longie and Michael Alex. Absent were Arlene de la Paz and Lorraine McKay. Others present were Gaillord Peltier, Darren Albrecht, Stephanie Anderson, Denise Harrington and Lori Gallagher. Mr. Longie, the board president, called the meeting to order at
3:27 p.m.
Mr. Yankton moved to approve the agenda with the addition of the letter of resignation from superintendent under New Business. Mr. Alex seconded. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.
Mr. Alex moved to approve the minutes of March 9, 16, 23 and 29, 2005. Mr.
Yankton seconded. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.
Mr. Alex moved to accept the resignation of Gayle Albrecht. Mr. Yankton seconded. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.
Mr. Alex moved to accept the resignation of Marlene Haugse. Mr. Yankton seconded. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.
Mr. Alex moved to approve Mr. Albrecht’s recommendation of moving Sandra Swenson to Marlene Haugse’s English teaching position. Mr. Yankton seconded. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.
Mr. Albrecht suggested to the board to place $10,000 in the budget to buy items such as lap tops, palm pilots, etc. for student attendance incentives.
Mrs. de la Paz entered the meeting at 3:35 p.m.
Mr. Alex moved to approve Mr. Albrecht’s recommendation and place $15,000 out of general fund for next year and accept the attendance incentive proposal brought to the board with the stipulations set by the administration for the 2005-2006 school year. Mrs. de la Paz seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.
Mr. Alex wanted to make a note to remember this at budget time.
The athletic banquet will be held on April 20, 2005 at 6:00 p.m.
Ms. McKay entered the meeting at 3:41 p.m.
Mrs. de la Paz moved to approve the monthly expenditures for April of 2005.
Ms. McKay seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.
ACT $278.40
Alex, Michael 290.10
Ameripride Linen & Apparel 105.60
Anderson, Christina 50.00
At Risk Resources 108.68
Auto Owners Insurance 1,570.97
Babbage Net School 737.40
Bakers Dozen 11.68
Belgarde, Erin 36.00
Benson Co Farmers Press 526.11
Best Western Doublewood
Inn 90.00
Carlson, Eilene 760.94
Carlson, Eilene 217.00
Carlson, Eilene 84.00
Cash & Carry Lumber 141.94
CCV Software 1,069.85
Christianson, Melody 225.00
Comfort Inn-Bismarck 100.00
Creative Impressions 80.00
Dablow, Merita 50.00
Dahlquist, Anise 216.27
Dahlquist, Anise 100.00
Days Inn-Bismarck 49.50
Dell Marketing 5,508.25
Demco, Inc 50.01
Expressway Inn-Bismarck 49.95
Fine Arts Construction
Tech 100.00
Food Services of America 454.24
Four Winds Indian Books 264.97
Future Generations 8,958.00
Gallagher, Lorelei 50.00
Great Events Publishing 543.20
Haan Crafts 181.25
Hall, Gary 105.40
Hanson, Curt 81.10
Harcourt Assessment 1,383.81
Harrington, Denise 201.40
Henry, Martin 1,000.00
Hilton Garden Inn-
Grand Forks 89.00
Howard, Catherine 50.00
Hultgren, Susan 100.00
Jaguar Educational 683.62
Job Service ND 1,283.83
Johnston, Mark 81.61
Kelly Inn-Bismarck 138.00
Kentucky Fried Chicken 50.47
Kobliska, Charles 1,266.22
LaFontaine, Wendy 40.00
Lake Region State College 99.00
Lawrence, Cletus 800.00
LBE & Associates, Inc 130.00
Learning Zone Express 772.35
Leeds Ambulance Service 804.20
Littlewind, Laverne 25.00
Longie, George 200.00
Longie, Yvonne 100.00
Love & Logic Institute, Inc 44.65
Lovejoy, Ivan 25.00
Luis Cafe 45.00
McKay, Lorraine 395.30
McKay, Lorraine 250.00
McKay, Lorraine 540.10
MEDCO 130.58
Montana Dakota Utilities 249.50
NASCO 384.32
Nat’l Assn of Secondary
Schools 66.00
NCA-Arizona State Univ 500.00
ND Telephone Co 615.16
Nelson, Elizabeth 20.80
Nelson, Elizabeth 22.71
Northern Plains Electric 173.00
NSBA 1,860.00
Parker, Thomas 262.50
Paul’s Grocery 440.88
Peltier, Fred 25.00
Perfection Learning Center 34.45
Pitney Bowes 420.00
Pizza Hut 37.04
Play With A Purpose 384.10
Popplers Music 589.28
Prairie Learning Center 2,024.00
Proquest 975.00
Purchase Power 500.00
Redroad, Shirley 400.00
Redroad, Shirley 100.00
Robert Knutson
Photography 1,110.00
Schoolmasters 411.60
Spirit Lake Marina 69.53
Spirit Lake Resort 25.00
Spirit Lake Sioux Tribal
Ed Bd 1,969.75
Swenson, Sandra 182.30
Swenson, Sandra 120.36
Swiftbird, Audie 25.00
The Literacy Training
Network 495.00
Three Iron, Darrell 25.00
TJ’s Pizza 99.93
TJ’s Pizza 38.97
Wally’s Supermarket 85.82
Wal-Mart 476.10
Weekly Reader 537.50
Whitetail, Merle 300.00
Xerox Corp 1,841.92
Yellowbird, Monte 267.75
Subtotal $52,140.22
Mr. Yankton moved to approve accounts payable for April of 2005. Mr. Alex seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.
Babinski, Mike $192.00
Babinski, Mike 42.00
Babinski, Mike 160.00
Babinski, Mike 160.00
Babinski, Mike 160.00
Baker, Marsha 55.00
Brady, Damon 250.00
Christianson, Melody 55.00
Devils Lake Public School 50.00
Devils Lake Public School 50.00
Devils Lake Public School 50.00
Four Bears Casino &
Lodge 879.80
Gerrells of DL 3,060.35
Harvey High School 50.00
Holiday Inn-Minot 336.00
Kelly Inn-Minot 237.00
Lind Ltd 91.99
May-Port High School 50.00
Minnewaukan Public
School 2,297.71
NPC International 112.80
Oster, Mark 55.00
Party America 86.32
Pizza Corner 86.00
Radio Works-KZZY 300.00
Schwan Wholesale 122.62
Select Therapy 74.10
Spirit Lake Resort 263.10
Spirit Lake Resort 1,524.60
US Food Service 872.58
Wally’s 231.59
Wells County School 50.00
Subtotal $12,005.56
Total $64,145.78
Ms. McKay moved to approve out-of-state travel for Stephanie Anderson to attend the fixed asset inventory workshop in Sioux Falls, SD on June 23, 2005. Mr. Yankton seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.
Mr. Albrecht recommended the reduction in force (RIF) of the technology coordinator position. Mr. Albrecht also recommended bringing back Mr.
Bingaman as a teacher.
Ms. McKay moved for the RIF of Sidney Bingaman as technology coordinator.
Mr. Yankton seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.
Mr. Albrecht recommended the RIF of the part-time librarian position. He recommended hiring a full-time librarian.
Mr. Alex moved for the RIF of Barbara Walking Eagle as part-time librarian.
Mrs. de la Paz seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.
Mr. Peltier recommended the RIF of the title coordinator position. He stated the new superintendent would assume the title coordinator duties.
Ms. McKay moved for the RIF of Susan Hultgren as title coordinator. Mrs. de la Paz seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.
Mr. Peltier recommended the renewal of contracts for the following
teachers: Daniel Willert, Mark Johnston, Jeremiah Olson, Joe Mertens, Thomas Parker, Ronald Jacobson, Sandra Swenson, Curt Hanson, Sharon Coit, Ruth de Larios, Sandra Johnson, Eilene Carlson, David Davidson, Denise Harrington, Wayne Hooey, Lorelei Gallagher, Merle Steinmann, Merita Aldayel-Dablow, Hayley Ness, Warren Duval, and Gary Fulsebakke.
Discussion was held on Elizabeth Nelson’s contract. The board would like to reassign her to the Alternative School, day care, Even Start and vocational programs.
Mr. Yankton moved to approve the recommended renewals for the 2005-2006 school year. Ms. McKay seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.
Discussion was held on the building renovation and the school’s accreditation.
Ms. McKay moved to accept the resignation letter from Mr. Peltier as superintendent effective June 30, 2005. Mrs. de la Paz seconded. With four in favor and Mr. Yankton abstaining, the motion carried.
Ms. McKay moved to advertise for a full-time superintendent. Mrs. de la Paz seconded. With four in favor and Mr. Yankton abstaining, the motion carried.
Mr. Longie personally thanked Mr. Peltier for his work.
Mr. Yankton moved to adjourn. Mr. Alex seconded. With all in favor, the motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 4:05 p.m.
Stephanie Anderson
Clerk
Erich Longie
Board President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING
FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL BOARD
April 20, 2005
A special meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held April 20, 2005 at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building. Present were Doug Yankton, Erich Longie and Michael Alex. Absent were Arlene de la Paz and Lorraine McKay. Others present were Gaillord Peltier, Stephanie Anderson, Susan Hultgren and Sidney Bingaman. Mr. Longie, the board president, called the meeting to order at 4:55 p.m.
Mr. Longie asked the staff involved if they wanted a two part hearing.
Susan Hultgren and Sidney Bingaman agreed to a two part hearing. Barbara Walking Eagle was absent.
Mr. Longie asked the staff involved if they would like an open hearing or executive hearing. Mrs. Hultgren and Mr. Bingaman agreed to an open hearing. Mrs. Walking Eagle’s hearing will be held in executive session.
Mr. Yankton moved to open the hearing. Mr. Alex seconded. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.
Mr. Bingaman had Mrs. Hultgren as his representative. The school board had Stephanie Anderson, business manager, and Gaillord Peltier, superintendent, as its representatives.
Exhibit 1 was handed out which was Mr. Bingaman’s contemplation of non-renewal letter. Mr. Peltier stated the school no longer needs a technology coordinator due to the school hiring one in July of 2005. He would like to offer Mr. Bingaman a full-time teacher contract.
Mr. Bingaman stated he was a part-time technology coordinator and teacher.
He stated he negotiated his contract before the computer technology person was hired.
Mr. Yankton moved that the board found the reasons for nonrenewal have, in fact, been substantiated; that the current contract of Sidney Bingaman not be renewed for the reasons stated in the letter of contemplated nonrenewal dated April 13, 2005; and that the business manager provide written notice to Sidney Bingaman of this determination not to renew said contract, on or before May 1, 2005. Mr. Alex seconded. Roll call was taken. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.
Mrs. Hultgren had Mr. Bingaman as her representative. The school board had Stephanie Anderson, business manager, and Gaillord Peltier, superintendent, as its representatives.
Exhibit 2 was handed out which was Mrs. Hultgren’s contemplation of nonrenewal letter. Mr. Peltier stated the school no longer needs a consolidated title coordinator because the new superintendent will assume the consolidated title coordinator duties.
Discussion was held between Mr. Peltier, Mrs. Hultgren, and the school board regarding her job description.
Mr. Alex moved that the board found the reasons for nonrenewal have, in fact, been substantiated; that the current contract of Susan Hultgren not be renewed for the reasons stated in the letter of contemplated nonrenewal dated April 13, 2005; and that the business manager provide written notice to Susan Hultgren of this determination not to renew said contract, on or before May 1, 2005. Mr. Yankton seconded. Roll call was taken. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.
Mr. Yankton moved to enter into executive session in accordance to the ND Century Code section 15.1-15.06 at 5:35 p.m. Mr. Alex seconded. Roll call was taken. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.
Mr. Yankton moved to reconvene in open session at 5:40 p.m. Mr. Alex seconded. Roll call was taken. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried. Results were announced for the RIF for Barbara Walking Eagle. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.
Mr. Yankton moved to adjourn. Mr. Alex seconded. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 5:42 p.m.
Stephanie Anderson
Clerk
Erich Longie
Board President
(Publish May 11, 2005)


MINUTES OF MEETING
LEEDS CITY COUNCIL
May 2, 2005
The Leeds City Council met in regular session May 2, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. at the Leeds City Hall. Present were Mayor Dennis Paulson and Aldermen Ken Bischoff, Cal Schlieve and Loren Lunde.
Replacement of the 12” letters which are missing on the city hall front was discussed. They will be replaced in approximately three weeks.
Cleanup week will be May 16-20 with the landfill being open each night from
5 to 7 p.m. and regular hours on Saturday.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to go forward with an emergency hookup to the All Seasons Water pipeline.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to charge a $100 deposit for contractors to get a key to the landfill.
Street improvements were discussed.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of the April meeting.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to pay the following bills:
Salaries $2,681.04
CellularOne 29.33
Leeds EDC 825.00
ND Telephone Co. 113.57
Otter Tail Power Co. 1,456.06
United Community Bank 718.28
Leeds Airport Authority 407.46
State Tax Commissioner 126.21
Job Service ND 135.42
United Community Bank 18,273.00
Derek Paulson 100.00
Diane Hoffmann 51.55
Mystery Guild 94.09
Book Club 28.88
Chad’s Amoco 149.12
Northern Plains Electric 771.11
Dalgliesh Sporting 92.65
Benson Co. Farmers Press 123.52
Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
Tammy Urness
City Auditor


NOTICE OF SALE
United States of America v. GLENN A. WALLACE; KATHLEEN J. WALLACE; STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA; BREMER BANK, National Association; and MAX D. ROSENBERG, P.C., Civil No. A2-05-04. Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure Sale entered and given in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, on April 22, 2005, in favor of the United States of America, as plaintiff, and against GLENN A. WALLACE; KATHLEEN J. WALLACE; STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA; BREMER BANK, National Association; and MAX D. ROSENBERG, P.C., as defendants, it has been adjudged that there is due and owing to the plaintiff by the defendants, GLENN A. WALLACE and KATHLEEN J. WALLACE, principal in the sum of $25,799.81 and interest to April 13, 2005, of $3,729.10, together with the costs and disbursements of this action amounting to $592.50, making a total of $30,121.41, plus prejudgment interest which accrues at a daily rate of $5.1246 until the date of entry of judgment, with interest accruing after entry of judgment at the legal rate. And, having received a copy of said Judgment, duly certified by the Clerk of said Court, directing the United States Marshal to sell the mortgaged property described in the Judgment at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, all the right, title and interest of said defendants in the property described in the aforementioned Judgment as follows subject to all outstanding liens and mortgages, assignments on record, known and unknown. The purchaser of said property may be liable for outstanding mortgages, liens and assignments.
That the plaintiff has a first, valid and subsisting mortgage lien on the following described real estate situated in the County of Benson, State of North Dakota, which will be sold by the United States Marshal:
West Half of the Southeast Quarter (W1/2SE1/4), Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (NE1/4SE1/4) of Section Eleven (11), Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (NW1/4SW1/4) of Section Twelve (12), Township One Hundred Fifty-one (151) North, of Range Sixty-four (64) West; and Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (SW1/4NE1/4) of Section Thirty (30), Township One Hundred Fifty-two (152) North, of Range Sixty-four (64) West, “Subject, however, to all valid outstanding easements, right-of-ways, mineral leases, mineral reservations and mineral conveyances of record.”
That the sale will be held on the 14th day of June, 2005, at the front door of the Benson County Courthouse, Minnewaukan, North Dakota, at 11:00 a.m.
Any individual who is interested in obtaining the estimated market value of the above-described property and/or the amount that will be bid by Farm Service Agency at the sale should contact that office at (701) 662-7518.
Personal checks will not be accepted. Payments must be in the form of a cashier’s check or money order available within two hours after the sale.
In the event the United States is compelled to reschedule the sale because the highest bidder cannot pay the bid price in the manner and time required, said bidder will be liable for the costs of resale.
Dated at Fargo, North Dakota, on this 5th day of May, 2005. David Carpenter, United States Marshal for the District of North Dakota.
(Publish May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 2005)


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Project Site PW-603 and
Project Site PW-604
Benson County, North Dakota
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County Commissioners of the County of Benson, North Dakota, will receive sealed bids for a grade raise (borrow), geotextile fabric, loose rock riprap & incidental items for Benson County Projects PW-603 and PW-604 located 3 miles south and 2 miles east of Minnewaukan, at the Office of the County Auditor of said county until 10 a.m. CDST on May 26, 2005, at which time said bids will be opened and read aloud.
Said work is to be constructed in accordance with approved Plans and Specifications now on file with the County Auditor. Copies of the Plans and Specifications and other bidding and contract documents may be obtained from Wold Engineering, PC, 915 East 11th Street, Bottineau, North Dakota 58318, upon payment of $40.00 for each set of documents, none of which will be refunded.
The approximate quantities of work and material for construction of this project are as follows:
Borrow 36,000 CY
Oversize Pitrun
(Inslopes) 1,600 CY
Riprap 2,400 CY
Geotextile Fabric 9,600 CY
Incidental Items
Each bid is to be submitted on the basis of cash payment for the work and is to be enclosed in a sealed envelope addressed to the undersigned County Auditor. Each bid is to be accompanied by a Bidder’s Bond in the amount of five (5) percent of the bid, as specified by the North Dakota Century Code Par. 11-11-28, to be forfeited to Benson County should the bidder fail to effect a contract within ten (10) days after notice of an award. Bidder will execute and effect a contract in the amount of the bid and a Contractor’s Bond as requried by law and regulation and determination of Benson County.
The work on said project shall be started on a date set by the County Commissioners, and shall be completed by September 15, 2005, from such date liquidated damages shall be paid.
The right is reserved to reject all bids, and to waive any informality in any bid, and to hold the bids for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days from the date of opening bids.
DATE: May 3, 2005
SIGNED: Bonnie Erickson
Benson County Auditor
Box 206
Minnewaukan, ND 58351


MINUTES OF MEETING
WARWICK CITY COUNCIL
May 2, 2005
A regular meeting of the Warwick City Council was held May 2, 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 636.40
Otter Tail Power Co. 254.47
Hawkins 326.23
ND Sewage 788.28
Internal Revenue Service 142.80
GENERAL FUND
Otter Tail Power Co. $146.00
Sandra Barber 176.72
Benson County Treasurer 125.00
Internal Revenue Service 142.80
Tiokasin made a motion to pay the bills. Elfman seconded. Motion carried.
Elfman made a motion to grant the Warwick Days Committee a raffle permit for the end of July event. Tiokasin seconded. Motion carried.
Tiokasin made a motion to approve the purchase of no trespassing signs for the lagoon. Elfman seconded. Motion carried.
Elfman made a motion to accept the changes presented at the annual tax equalization meeting. Tiokasin seconded. Motion carried.
Elfman made a motion to adopt an updated Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the transition plan. Tiokasin seconded. Motion carried.
A siren awareness day will be announced.
Next meeting will be June 6, 2005.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
Sandra Barber
City Auditor


MINUTES OF MEETING
MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL
May 10, 2005
A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held May 10, 2005 at
6 p.m. at the Minnewaukan Senior Citizens Community Center. Present were Mike Every, Claudette Carlson, Mark Motis, Richard Peterson and Curt Yri.
Also present were city maintenance man Verdeen Backstrom, city auditor Laura Weed, librarian Cathy Burkhardsmeier, Steve Huffman and Clint Huffman.
Motis moved that the minutes of the April 13, 2005 meeting be approved.
Yri seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
Yri moved to void check #7926 payable to Staloch Insurance in the amount of $334. Peterson seconded. A new check will be issued in the amount of $291.
A credit was taken twice on the equipment revisions.
A letter will be sent to Russell Foss asking him to remove a tree branch that is a hazard on his property.
The council decided to remove the bell tower from the roof of the fire hall. Council members will leave it to the beautification committee to decide where to put it.
The flag at the Memorial Park needs to be changed. Peterson will get Motis a new flag to replace the worn one.
The council approved a budget amount of approximately $400 to paint and caulk the front of the fire hall.
The council discussed the fire protection ordinance. The council felt that the ordinance should be amended to allow for the new portable fire pits that are now available. However, other types of burning (leaves, garbage,
etc) are not allowed within the city limits. A permit may be granted by the fire department to allow a bonfire. However, such a permit carries an obligation on the part of the grantee to keep safe control of the fire and to be responsible for all damages therefrom.
The council felt that the building inspector should be someone who resides in town. Peterson made a motion to appoint Myron Jury as building inspector. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Motis to accept the ordinance revisions for Chapter 4, Fire Protection and Prevention and Chapter 7, Water and Sewer. Yri seconded. Penalty clauses were published in the April minutes.
A motion was made by Yri to accept the final revisions of the employee job descriptions. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
The following portfolios were assigned by Every: Motis, streets; Carlson, library, shade tree and beautification; Yri, water, sewer, garbage and dump; and Peterson, city buildings. Motis stated that he would volunteer to run the water plant in case of an emergency. Backstrom will train Motis on the proper procedures.
It was agreed by the council that city-owned lots below 1460 elevation will be sold for $500. Lots above 1460 elevation will be sold for $1000. The motion was made by Peterson, seconded by Motis. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Peterson to begin work on the fire hall roof. Because of the serious condition of the roof the council agreed that the work should be done immediately. Clinton Huffman stated that the water was leaking through the building onto the fire trucks. The council agreed that it would pay for the entire roof and the Minnewaukan Community Club will pay its share when funds are received. Yri seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
The council discussed flood insurance on city buildings. The council was questioning the need to insure the buildings that are over 1460 elevation.
After some discussion a motion was made by Peterson to insure the buildings at the lower rate. Yri seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Peterson to declare a disaster because of water infiltration that is damaging the streets and infrastructure. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.


EMERGENCY DECLARATION
CITY OF MINNEWAUKAN
NORTH DAKOTA
WHEREAS, the city of Minnewaukan, North Dakota has suffered damage to its streets as a result of hydrostatic pressure from nearby Devils Lake, and, WHEREAS, the resulting high water table has been infiltrated by the saline waters of the lake, resulting in corrosive action on that portion of the city’s sewer system constructed of concrete, and, WHEREAS, the additional water infiltrating the sewer system is placing undue strain on the pumps in the city’s main sewer lift station, and, WHEREAS, hydrostatic pressure of the lake has undermined the base upon which the asphalt streets were laid, resulting in extensive damage to the asphalt surface, which cannot be repaired properly without repairing the base, and, WHEREAS, the impact of these damages threaten the health, well-being and public safety of the citizens of the city of Minnewaukan, and, WHEREAS, the cost of replacement of the lift station pumps and repair of the streets is beyond the resources of the city to handle, NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the city council of the city of Minnewaukan, North Dakota, declares an emergency and requests county, state and federal agencies to follow suit in attempting to alleviate the problems caused by the lake’s subterranean invasion of the city, as well as its threat to come into the city across the surface of the land.
DATED at Minnewaukan, North Dakota, this 10th day of May, 2005.
Michael A. Every
Mayor
City of Minnewaukan
Backstrom gave his maintenance report.
Motis suggested that the city keep the tar pots so that the city could do minor street repairs. Motis wanted a letter sent to Grand Forks Grocery asking that its truck stay off city streets when possible.
Peterson discussed repair of a broken door at the bank building.
Weed submitted her resignation effective May 12, 2005. Weed left the meeting at 8 p.m.
Yri made a motion that all bills be paid. Carlson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
FSA BANK BUILDING
Huffman, Steve $699.50
Klemetsrud Plumbing 77.00
Otter Tail Power 725.62
GENERAL FUND
City of Devils Lake $218.00
Benson Co. Farmers Press 157.84
Frith & Steffan 50.00
North Plains Communication 1,825.00
Motis, Mark 35.25
Otter Tail Power Co. 6.65
Staloch Insurance 291.00
Payroll 1,119.64
GARBAGE FUND
Waste Management 3,018.75
LIBRARY FUND
Creative Impressions $248.25
Doubleday 58.85
Mystery Guild 43.44
Payroll 734.72
LIBRARY BUILDING
Otter Tail Power Co. $66.80
Payroll 69.02
MEMORIAL BUILDING
Otter Tail Power Co. $18.80
STREET FUND
General Welding $175.00
Otter Tail Power Co. 559.51
Service Tire, Inc. 35.00
TSC 104.61
Payroll 840.07
WATER FUND
Hawkins $3,227.50
Lake Region Sheet Metal 18.32
Oddens’ Grocery 122.43
Otter Tail Power Co. 146.07
Northern Plains Electric 319.54
Payroll 1,924.37
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
Laura J. Weed
City Auditor
Mike Every
Mayor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
OBERON SCHOOL BOARD
March 3, 2005
A regular meeting of the Oberon School Board was held on March 3, 2005 with board members Michelle Skadsem, Yvonne Thumb, Patricia Anderson, Barb Hillebrand, Greg Thomas, Principal Kenneth Ploium and Business Manager Janice Hager present. Also in attendance was Paul Stensland who came to discuss the janitor’s salary arrangement. After discussion it was decided to keep the salary arrangement as is.
A motion was made by Barb Hillebrand to approve the minutes of the January 20 meeting. Patricia Anderson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
The bills were presented for payment. Barb Hillebrand made a motion to approve the payment of bills. Patricia Anderson seconded the motion. The moiton carried unanimously. Bills are as follows:
Farmers Union $958.98
Wal-Mart 87.80
ND Council of Teachers of
Math 85.00
Cindy Jelle-Ray 50.25
Rubicon 390.00
Postmaster 33.69
ND Reading Conference 444.00
Paula Deckert 92.35
Veloy Vallier 73.88
Bureau of Education &
Research 175.00
Linda Martin 21.58
Cathy Allmaras 78.72
American Family Insurance 2,864.80
Coreen Johnson 8.68
ND Telephone Co 107.52
Hoiberg’s 7.49
Information Technical Dept 65.43
Drew Jelle-Ray 155.00
Clear Image 210.60
Gopher Sports 64.16
The Brain Store 190.75
Teacher’s Discount 95.16
Center Coal Co 400.28
Ramkota Hotel 96.00
Hartley’s School Buses 189.33
Schwan Wholesale Co 48.60
ND Winter Show 168.00
Farmers Union 699.98
Blue Cross Blue Shield 3,232.50
Quill Office Supplies 74.81
Prairie Learning Center 258.30
Reliable Office Supplies 158.38
Teacher’s Discount 95.16
US Computer Supplies 169.00
Benson Co Farmers Press 42.75
Hammond & Stevens 15.16
Office Systems 912.84
Guilford Publications 244.30
Renaissance Learning, Inc 1,419.95
Pearson Education 320.12
National Reading Styles
Institute 7,888.79
Linda Martin 8.68
Scholastic 825.09
Viking Office Products 101.88
Ken Ploium 131.20
ND Telephone Co 119.49
Marlys Throlson 61.41
Betty Rushfeldt 152.28
Cheryll Ellingson 11.78
Mary Ann Broe 19.67
Wonder Lanes 27.40
Curriculum Associates 92.40
LM Helland 726.25
Kmart 20.77
Bremer Bank 160.00
Association of American
Publishers 5.00
Barb Hillebrand made a motion to pay tuition costs to the Minnewaukan School in the amount of $18,171.35 for district high school students attending there. Greg Thomas seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
Barb Hillebrand made a motion to pay tuition costs to the Maddock School in the amount of $8,859.00 for district high school students attending there.
Greg Thomas seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
It was noted that Mr. Ploium and all board members are planning to attend the spring administrators’ and board members’ meeting at the Warwick School on April 7.
Discussion was held on SB2333 which states that all elementary schools must be affiliated with a high school.
The board reviewed a report from Drinda Olsen and Pat Anderson of the Department of Public Instruction. The two monitored the school’s federal Title IV program. The school received an excellent report and is in complete compliance of the program.
Upcoming dates that were noted are: spring break, March 17 and 18; Easter break, March 25-28; and Book Bingo Family Night, April 12.
A motion of adjournment was made by Greg Thomas. Barb Hillebrand seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned.
Janice Hager
Business Manager


MINUTES OF MEETING
ESMOND CITY COUNCIL
May 2, 2005
A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was held May 2, 2005 at 7 p.m.
at the Esmond City Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman, council members Walter Norman, June Olson and Eris Hoffner and city auditor Misti Arnold.
Minutes of the previous meetings were read. Eris Hoffner made a motion to accept the minutes as read. June Olson seconded. Motion carried.
Bills were presented. June Olson made a motion to pay the bills. Eris Hoffner seconded. Motion carried. Bills approved are as follows:
Terry Schwab $404.43
Misti Arnold 554.10
Benson Co. Farmers Press 56.34
Otter Tail Power Co. 669.32
Waste Management 1,246.91
ND Telephone Co. 52.71
Hawkins 304.50
United States Treasury 644.89
Allen Branvold 375.00
Northern Water Works 130.51
Misti Arnold 11.22
MSU 50.00
Lannie Simonson 763.25
Esmond Park Board 82.50
Lyle Arnold presented a bid to purchase Lots 6 and W 2 ft. and Lot 18, Blk A. June Olson made a motion to accept the bid. Walter Norman seconded.
Motion carried.
A pay rate increase for Sylvester Hoffner was discussed and a decision was made to increase his pay from $5.25 an hour to $7.50 per hour. Walter Norman made a motion to accept the the pay raise for Sylvester. June Olson seconded. Motion carried.
A new chlorine tester is needed for the city to meet compliance with the ND State Health Dept. Misti Arnold is to check prices and a tester is to be purchased. June Olson made a motion to purchase a new chlorine tester. Eris Hoffner seconded. Motion carried.
A cash/credit card was discussed to get for the city from the Ramsey National Bank. Purchases using the card need to be approved by council members and only used when needed. June Olson made a motion to accept getting a cash/credit card. Eris Hoffner seconded. Motion carried.
June Olson moved to adjourn, seconded by Eris Hoffner. Meeting adjourned.
Misti Arnold
City Auditor


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF BENSON COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA.
In the Matter of the Estate of Tony Beecroft, 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 Nichole Beecroft, personal representative of the estate at PO Box 32, Minnewaukan, ND 58351 or filed with the Court.
Dated this 6th day of April, 2005.
-s-Nichole Beecroft
Nichole Beecroft
Personal Representative
John W. Frith
Frith & Steffan
609 Fourth Ave.
PO Box 1045
Devils Lake, ND 58301
Telephone (701) 662-2805
Attorneys for Personal Representative
First publication on the 11th day of May, 2005.
(Publish May 11, 18 & 25, 2005)


ANNUAL SCHOOL BOARD
ELECTION NOTICE
ONE OPENING ON FORT TOTTEN
PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD
Stephanie Anderson, Business Manager of the Fort Totten Public School Board, has announced there will be one (1) position open on the 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.
An individual’s child does not need to attend the Fort Totten Public School District No. 30 in order to vote. Individuals have to reside within the Fort Totten Public School District for at least 30 days preceeding the election and must be 18 years of age.
The annual school board election will be held on June 7, 2005.
The polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Fort Totten Blue Building meeting room.
(Publish May 18 & 25 & June 1, 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 19, 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 & 18, 2005)


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