7/6/2005 – Public Notices


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS
OF THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
BENSON COUNTY
NORTH DAKOTA
June 7, 2005
The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, June 7,
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 Ripplinger, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of May 17, 2005 and the special meeting of May 26, 2005. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
Ned J. Mitzel, Benson County sheriff, met with the board to review a cost estimate for a new Chevrolet Impala for the sheriff’s department. The estimate received was from Finley Motors of Finley, ND. The board discussed the mileage/activity report from the sheriff’s department for May 2005.
The board reviewed an Application for Zoning Ordinance Variance filed by Curtis Olson of Maddock, affecting real property in Hesper Township. The application was approved by the Benson County Zoning Board. A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Brown, to approve the variance. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board also reviewed an Application for Zoning Ordinance Variance filed by Justin Maddock of Maddock, affecting real property in Albert Township.
The application was approved by the Benson County Zoning Board. A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Brown, to approve the variance. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The monthly report from the veterans’ service officer for May 2005 was presented to the board.
The board discussed eight Applications for Abatement filed by Earl Huffman.
A motion was made by Ripplinger, seconded by Cox, to deny all the requests as more information needs to be obtained. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
Jill Haakenson, Northern Plains RC&D coordinator, met with the board. She explained the program and the grants that are available. She requested a member of the commission be appointed to serve on the Northern Plains RC&D council.
The board reviewed information sent by Chad Hager of the Heart of America Health Plan. The board agreed to have the information presented to the employees of Benson County to see if there is any interest in the plan.
The board also reviewed a letter from Wold Engineering dated May 27, 2005, regarding the costs involved with PW 603 and 604. A copy of this letter was sent to Howard Schmid, clerk of Lallie Township, and Duane Huffman, supervisor of West Bay Township, for their input.
Myrna Heisler of the Wood Lake Improvement Association met with the board telephonically regarding the decision previously made by the board to not place a garbage dumpster at Wood Lake Park. She stated that members of the association have been paying $500 per season to keep the park area clean.
She also stated that various cabin owners have been paying approximately $80 per season for garbage service. She asked that the board reconsider paying for the cost of a dumpster which would be used solely for garbage from the park area. The estimated cost would be $927 per year. Commissioner Cox suggested looking into the possibility of transferring the beach portion of the park area to the ND Game & Fish Department or selling it.
The board reviewed the contract and contract bond on Project SC-0328(062).
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Ripplinger, to have the chairman sign the contract and contract bond. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Ripplinger, seconded by Cox, to have the chairman sign the resolution on Project CER-3607(058). All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
Trevor Christianson of Wold Engineering met with the board to discuss issues concerning project CER-3607(058). The board reviewed the contract and contract bond on Project CER-3607(058). A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Cox, to have the chairman sign the contract and contract bond.
All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
Gene Hager, Benson County road superintendent, met with the board concerning the county park area at Wood Lake. He commented on how payment will be made by Benson County for the Graham’s Island road project.
Dwain Brown left the meeting at 11:30 a.m.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Ripplinger, to pay all county approved bills. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously. The following bills were paid:
Edward J & Suzanne
Schmid $5,140.00
Cellular One 75.63
ND Telephone Co 222.95
Nodak Electric Cooperative 51.93
Paul Kallenbach 11,794.00
Cellular One 38.21
Jeff Bercier 38.02
Maximus, Inc 10.00
Marvin Holweger 47.31
NDACS 40.00
ND Telephone Co 792.92
Radisson Hotel-Bismarck 45.00
Thomas Sabo 25.00
ND Game & Fish 22,796.00
Cass County Treasurer 470.00
James Wang 580.00
Ken Hager 50.00
Lexis Nexis Matthew
Bender 176.89
Nationwide Retirement
Services 150.00
ND Assn of Counties 290.00
State Disbursement Unit 798.00
Underground Vaults &
Storage 352.00
Chad’s Amoco 352.56
Coral Mahler 45.00
Country Cuisine 320.00
Duane & Fay Huffman 10,622.00
ND Public Employees
Retirement 10,261.80
AFLAC 362.25
Ag Resources 750.00
Alliance Management
Consulting 250.00
BCBS of ND 3,972.89
Benson Co Transportation 600.00
Bonnie Erickson 251.20
Bob Helland 39.62
Burnie’s 457.34
Chad’s Amoco 125.95
Lake Chevrolet 328.60
Clute’s Office Equipment 58.55
Minnewaukan City 93.45
Colonial 155.83
Doris Randle 13.00
Ellen Huffman 42.78
Ellingson Radio 52.50
Hy-Z Wireless 46.00
Jones Brothers 21.37
Jenny Steinhaus 10.03
Lexis Nexis Matthew
Bender 57.10
Lana Johnson 39.06
LR Law Enforcement Ctr 2,025.00
Maddock Community Ctr 20.00
Maddock Mini Mart 186.75
Dakota Implement 6.99
ND Assn of Counties 8,039.00
ND Public Employees
Retirement 19,626.04
NDSU Extension Service 10.00
Oddens’ Grocery 433.21
Otter Tail Power Co 619.40
Quality Photo 13.22
Pitney Bowes 246.56
Benson Co Farmers Press 429.97
Protective Life Ins Co 391.24
Ramkota Hotel 48.00
Universal Services 71.00
Viking Office Products 57.71
Wal-Mart 8.83
Social Welfare 24,681.99
B & H Oil 7,907.63
Butler Machine 548.18
Carquest Western Auto 14.78
Maddock City 58.60
Minnewaukan City 23.00
Doublewood Inn 56.00
Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 771.62
Farmers Union Oil-York 3,697.42
The Glass Shop 157.05
Home of Economy 68.69
Harlow Sanitation 15.00
Harlow Co-op Elevator 19.30
HE Everson Co 404.32
Jemstone Auto Glass 743.40
Lake Lumber, Inc 44.16
Mac’s, Inc 31.77
Moller’s, Inc 36.80
Dakota Implement 284.63
Gus’s Auto Parts 35.40
ND Dept of Transportation 2,236.24
Northern Plains Elec Co-op 74.00
North Plains Comm 71.98
Oddens’ Grocery 17.97
OK Automotive 867.03
Otter Tail Power Co 28.57
Otter Tail Power Co 202.73
Prairie Truck & Tractor
Repair 72.30
Praxair Distribution, Inc 13.56
Schwan Wholesale Co 58.86
Service Tire 1,989.65
Theco, Inc 130.18
Wal-Mart 18.58
Wangs 513.15
Warwick Oil 2,072.51
Westlie Crossroads Truck
Center 64.06
W W Wallwork 733.58
Leeds City 25.00
Daryl Biby 67.19
Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 35.00
Integrated Weed Control 174.72
Jones Brothers 53.16
Lyndon Olson 68.43
Pierce County Tribune 105.39
Benson Co Farmers Press 152.26
Tim Finley 65.95
Terry Follman 70.01
Warne Chemical & Equip
Company 625.00
Wanda Teigen 118.20
Distribution of Entities 45,111.51
Curtis Hvinden 159.00
Barry Cox 56.70
Edward Ripplinger 75.61
Jason Lee 54.84
Dwain Brown 69.72
Information Technology
Dept 392.93
Scott Knoke 55.80
Wanda Teigen 32.09
MAY 2005 NET PAYROLL
County Agent $1,032.32
Emergency Disaster 846.69
VSO 764.49
County General 28,975.65
Social Services 28,523.93
County Road 32,972.95
A motion was made by Ripplinger, seconded by Hvinden, to approve issuing a gaming permit to the Fort Totten Trail Riders. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed the narrative report from Shelley Aabrekke, public health nurse, for May 2005.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to transfer $50,000 from the State Revenue Sharing Fund to the Road & Bridge Fund and $50,000 from the State Highway Tax 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


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING
LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD
May 2, 2005
A special meeting of the Leeds Board of Education was held May 2, 2005 at 7 p.m. Present were Young, Larson, Silliman, Supt. Braaten and Business Manager Benson. Absent were Swanson and Bracken.
The board met to discuss negotiations. Legislative actions on school funding were reviewed as well as estimates for 2005/06 revenues and expenditures.
Young and Silliman will represent the board to exchange proposals with the LEA.
The negotiations meeting with the LEA will be Monday, May 9, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.
Meeting adjourned.
Kathryn Benson
Business Manager
Linda Young
President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING
LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD
May 9, 2005
A special meeting of the Leeds Board of Education was held May 9, 2005 at
7:15 p.m. Present were Young, Larson, Silliman, Swanson, Bracken, Supt.
Braaten and Business Manager Benson.
The board met to discuss negotiations.
Silliman will be spokesperson for the board.
The meeting adjourned to the FCS classroom to meet with the LEA.
Kathryn Benson
Business Manager
Linda Young
President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING
LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD
May 9, 2005
A special meeting of the Leeds Board of Education was held May 9, 2005 at
10:15 p.m. Present were Young, Larson, Silliman, Swanson, Bracken, Supt.
Braaten and Business Manager Benson.
The board met to negotiate with the administration.
The following offers were made: 5% increase on total salary to the high school principal, 4% increase on total salary to the elementary principal and 4% increase on total salary to the superintendent. A 6% increase on total salary was offered to the business manager.
The negotiated agreement and offers to the administration will be approved at the next regular board meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 10:45 p.m.
Kathryn Benson
Business Manager
Linda Young
President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD
May 18, 2005
A regular meeting of the Leeds Board of Education was held May 18, 2005 at
8 p.m. Present were Young, Swanson, Larson, Silliman, Supt. Braaten, Principals Gullickson and Braaten and Business Manager Benson. Bracken was absent.
Additions to the agenda were 6 c) letter from Kaye Nelsen; d) card from Mark Lindahl; e) thank you from DI team; and 8 n) letter from tobacco prevention.
The minutes of the April 13, 2005 regular meeting and the May 2 and 9, 2005 special meetings were approved as written.
The board reviewed the all day every day kindergarten surveys and feedback.
It was moved, seconded and carried to start transition towards all day every day kindergarten next year by starting with three days per week the first 9-week period, four days per week the second 9-week period and five days per week the second semester. Music scheduling during transition will be addressed by the administration. Concerns were discussed regarding music programs and scheduling.
The board received two bid proposals for a new phone system. It was moved, seconded and carried to accept the bid from Reliance Telephone Systems, Inc.
Mr. Braaten updated the board on BTR elevator’s abatement request on the Churchs Ferry property for the 2003 and 2004 property taxes. The 2003 taxes have been paid so a refund of $1,694 and an abatement for 2004 taxes of
$2,994 have been granted by the Ramsey County commissioners.
Mrs. Moser sent a letter requesting to be released from duties as speech coach. It was moved, seconded and carried to accept Mrs. Moser’s resignation as speech coach. The board thanks Mrs. Moser for her years of service as speech coach.
A letter from DPI was received acknowledging the receipt of the second team school improvement visitation report and extending congratulations on a superb evaluation and outlining the process for the next five-year cycle.
The board read a letter from Kaye Nelsen requesting use of the school for the all school reunion. It was moved, seconded and carried to allow the use of the school for planning meetings for the reunion and events during the reunion.
A thank you note from Mark Lindahl was read.
The Leeds Destination Imagination Team ImProv sent a thank you letter for the donation towards its trip to the global contest.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the financial reports for April 2005, and approve bills for payment. Bills approved for payment were:
GENERAL FUND
B&H Oil Co $2,569.14
Benson Co Farmers Press 151.05
Benson, Kathryn 209.40
Best Western-Doublewood
Inn 118.00
Best Western-Seven Seas
Inn 45.00
Braaten, Carol 20.08
Braaten, Joel 186.00
Brown, M. Jane 119.43
Chad’s Amoco, Inc 1,052.87
Clute Office Equipment 139.00
The Computer Store, Inc 51.00
Dakota Fire Extinguishers,
Inc 247.05
Dunlap, Deborah 120.08
Edutech 450.00
Expressway Suites 179.85
Farmers Union Oil Co 268.11
Grand Forks Herald 14.40
Greenwood Publishing
Group 27.34
Haagenson, Patty 180.05
Harcourt Assessment, Inc 112.48
Home of Economy 9.41
International Inn-Minot 590.00
Johnson’s Plumbing Service,
Inc 73.62
Kelly Inn 45.00
Lake Region Sheet Metal 123.78
Lake Region Special Ed 140.00
Leapaldt, Gay 504.00
Leeds Hot Lunch 953.75
Leevers County Market 16.45
McGraw-Hill Companies 397.47
Menards-Grand Forks 29.99
National Business Furniture 446.75
NCTM 46.00
ND Telephone Co 369.68
Oriental Trading Co., Inc 56.60
Otter Tail Power Co 1,877.47
Paulson Supply, Inc 4.66
Pearson Education, Inc 9.28
Popplers Music, Inc 196.00
Praxair Distribution, Inc 93.95
Quill Corporation 492.35
Ramada Plaza Suites 94.00
Risovi, Corinne 164.15
Scholastic Library
Publishing 295.80
Stein’s, Inc 736.63
Supreme School Supply Co 33.58
Town & Country Floral 73.00
Towner Co Record Herald 25.00
Tracy’s Market 110.62
Type-Rite Enterprises, Inc 76.18
USI, Inc 60.45
Workforce Safety & Ins 269.79
Otter Tail Power Co 1,979.56
Verizon Wireless 23.65
Leeds Destination
Imagination 750.00
Wolf, Bonnie 18.57
Farm House Cafe 121.00
City of Leeds 578.50
Wal-Mart Community 58.15
Moser, Sheila 105.00
Dept of Public Instruction 200.00
Jacobson, Lucia 300.00
ND Dept of Transportation 11.00
CAPITAL PROJECTS (BUILDING)
Gerrells & Co $1,883.17
Mrs. Benson reviewed several legislative bills that affect reporting and school financial business.
Mr. Gullickson presented the high school principal’s report:
congratulations to the FFA district contest winners, students of the quarter, Laura Hausmann for perfect attendance and the music students who starred at state.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the 2005/2006 student agenda with an amendment to the attendance policy.
Mrs. Braaten presented the elementary school principal’s report: K-6 went to the zoo in Minot, and kindergarten visitation and awards will be given out Friday morning.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the first reading of the English Language Learner Policy.
Mr. Braaten reported on the recent NE Educational Services Cooperative meeting.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the 2005/2006 negotiated agreement as follows: increase base to $22,850, allow vertical increments and eligible lane changes, add step 28 to lanes BS+32, Masters and
Masters+8 and increase the district contribution towards Blue Cross to
$2,100 per year.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the following offers to the administrative staff in regard to salaries: 5% to the high school principal, 4% to the elementary principal, 4% to the superintendent and 6% to the business manager.
The board discussed ancillary staff wages. A committee will look at more detail and meet next week to review wages. A report will be given at the next regular meeting.
Mr. Braaten reviewed the summer maintenance projects: stage curtains, painting, and repairs to the parking lot. Annual bus maintenance and inspections will be done at Harlow’s in Rolette.
It was moved, seconded and carried to hire Emil Schoenfish, CPA to perform this year’s audit.
Mr. Braaten will advertise for assistant girls basketball coach and speech coach positions.
Mr. Braaten informed the board of recent vandalism and some options for security. He will be gathering proposals for security systems and possible grants available.
The board reviewed the census data.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the Medhus Scholarship awards of $400 to the valedictorian, $300 to the salutatorian and $200 to each honor student.
Mr. Braaten presented the superintendent’s report: tunnel project is complete. There will be several camps at the school this summer.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve a memorandum of understanding between the Lake Region District Health Unit and the Leeds School District for a two-year period concerning tobacco prevention programs and teacher training.
The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 7 p.m.
Meeting adjourned.
Kathryn Benson
Business Manager
Linda Young
President
(Publish June 29, 2005)


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF BENSON COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA.
In the Matter of the Estate of Larry Shively, 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 Wade T. Shively, personal representative of the estate, at 3654 63rd St. NE, Rugby, ND 58368 or filed with the court.
Dated this 9th day of June, 2005.
-s-Wade T. Shively
Wade T. Shively
Personal Representative
-s-Galen J. Mack
Galen J. Mack
Mack Law Offices, P.C.
Attorney for Personal Representative
First publication on the 22nd day of June, 2005.
(Publish June 22 & 29 & July 6, 2005)


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF BENSON COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA.
In the Matter of the Estate of Ralph R. Masterson, 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 Barbara Henderson, personal representative of the estate, whose address is Box 176, Churchs Ferry, ND 58325 or filed with the court.
Dated this 9th day of June, 2005.
-s-Barbara Henderson
Barbara Henderson
George M. Ackre
ACKRE LAW FIRM, LTD.
Attorneys for Personal Representative
PO Box 685
Cando, ND 58324
First publication on the 22nd day of June, 2005.
(Publish June 22 & 29 & July 6, 2005)


RESOLUTION
City of Minnewaukan
June 14, 2005
Be it hereby resolved by the governing body of the City of Minnewaukan, that the following described property shall be annexed to the City of
Minnewaukan:
Benson County Seasons Building
Benson County Shop
Ebach’s
City Park
School (St. James)
Fish Cleaning Station
Randy’s Bait Shop
City Pump Station
Motis, Mark
Feist, Pat
City Property West of Feist and Motis
Railroad Property South
Be it further resolved that, pursuant to North Dakota Century Code section 40-51.2-07, this resolution be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the official newspaper along with a notice that the city governing body shall meet at 6 p.m. on July 19, 2005 at the Minnewaukan Senior Citizens Com-munity Center to hear and determine the sufficiency of any written protests against the proposed annexation.
Curt Yri
Mayor


NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY
TO PROTEST ANNEXATION
The governing body of the city of MInnewaukan will meet at 6 p.m. on July 19, 2005 at the Minnewaukan Senior Citizens Community Center to hear and determine the sufficiency of any written protests against the proposed annex-ation of property to the city.
Laura Weed
City Auditor


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN DISTRICT COURT OF TOWNER COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA.
In the Matter of the Estate of E. Annabel Anderson, 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 or mailing of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Gregory A. Anderson, personal representative of the estate, whose address is 5949 70th St. NE, Leeds, ND 58346, or filed with the court.
Dated this 22nd day of June, 2005.
-s-Gregory A. Anderson
Gregory A. Anderson
5949 70th St. NE
Leeds, ND 58346
George M. Ackre
ACKRE LAW FIRM, LTD.
PO Box 685
Cando, ND 58324
Attorneys for Personal Representative
First publication on the 6th day of July, 2005.
(Publish July 6, 13 & 20, 2005)


LIVESTOCK BRAND RENEWAL
All livestock brands registered in North Dakota will expire January 1, 2006, according to North Dakota Century Code 36-09-10. Present brand owners have the right to re-record their previously recorded brands beginning July 1, 2005.
"Failure to re-record any previously recorded livestock brand or mark on or before January 1, 2006 is deemed an absolute abandonment of the previously recorded livestock brand or mark." NDCC 36-09-10.
More than 22,000 renewal notices will be mailed in July by the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association. The NDSA is requesting that all brand owners update their addresses so that they receive their notices.


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