7/20/2005 – Public Notices


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)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD
June 15, 2005
A regular meeting of the Maddock School Board was held on June 15, 2005 at
7 a.m. Present were President David Swanson, Jason Lee, Becky Brandvold, Chris Lauinger, Linda Ellingson, Superintendent Russ Miller, Principals Penny Leier and Brian Bubach, and Business Manager Brenda Fossen. Guests were Ralph Olson, Charlotte Simon, Gary Wald, Kim Anderson and Rachel Markestad.
A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the agenda.
Motion carried.
A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Lauinger, to approve the minutes of May 10, 23, 26 and June 2, the General Fund bills totaling $28,728.21, food service and activities reports. Motion carried.
GENERAL FUND
Acme Electric $11.98
Avaya, Inc 48.07
Benson Co Farmers Press 94.05
Brenco Corporation 23.50
Nadley Buehler 19.00
Cenex 214.50
City of Maddock 3,159.32
Custom Wood Products 714.86
Devils Lake Glass & Paint 267.58
Ellingson Radio & TV 1,495.90
Farmers Union Oil 2,142.00
Four Winds High School 385.00
Gaffaneys of Minot 110.85
Gerrells 319.75
Gus’s Auto 62.50
Harcourt Brace & Co 596.86
Health Dimensions Rehab 2,646.00
Highsmith 163.18
Honeywell 1,111.50
Jamestown School District 1,558.92
Jostens 35.67
JW Pepper 96.80
Kmart 14.96
Lake Region State College 1,016.25
Lannie Simonson Bldg Co 288.40
Lincoln Sales 376.53
Maddock Mini Mart 42.75
Rachel Markestad 75.71
Russ Miller 30.00
ND Coaches Assn 100.00
Networking Specialists 56.46
ND Telephone Co 431.42
NESC 50.00
Northern Trophies 51.37
Park Supply Co 51.84
Pearson Education 526.49
Praxair 5.10
Quill 958.36
Ramada Inn 90.00
Wayne Randle 189.00
Renaissance Learning 139.00
Safety Industries 65.79
School Transportation
News 29.95
Schwan Wholesale 119.55
Science News 54.50
Share Corporation 2,091.36
Supreme School Supply 421.73
Teachers Helper 179.80
Thomson Learning 1,886.21
Thrifty White Drug 34.20
UPS 10.03
Verizon 54.40
Vowac Publishing 845.85
Russ Miller 200.63
The principals’ reports were reviewed. The 2005-06 schedule and staff openings were discussed.
Mr. Miller discussed the 2004-05 budget. Van replacement and bleacher repairs will be included in this budget. He also discussed the projected
2005-06 budget and made suggestions for possible expense reductions for 2006-07.
A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Lauinger, to approve the 2005-06 Consolidated Application for Federal Funds and appoint Mr. Bubach as federal programs administrator. On roll call vote, all were in favor.
A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the 2005 census. On roll call vote, all were in favor.
A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the 2004-05 district membership report. On roll call vote, all were in favor.
A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Brandvold, to accept the resignations of Ben Gunkelman, Charles Morgenroth, and Erin Karlstad. On roll call vote, all were in favor.
A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Brandvold, to accept a bid from Servicemaster for $6,250 for gym cleaning and one for $7,100 from Gaffaneys for a copy machine. On roll call vote, all were in favor.
A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Brandvold, to accept the annual school election results. David Swanson was re-elected to represent the City of Maddock, and David Kenner was elected to represent Albert, Isabel and parts of Broe and Butte Valley Townships. Maddock district voters were in favor of publishing school board minutes. On roll call vote, all were in favor.
A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Lauinger, to transfer $10,000.00 to the Food Service Fund. On roll call vote, all were in favor.
The annual meeting will be held July 20, 2005 at 7 a.m.
Meeting adjourned.
Brenda Fossen
Business Manager
These minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR CHANGE OF NAME
OF KEVIN SCOTT NEVE
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
COUNTY OF BENSON
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Public notice is hereby given that the undersigned will apply to the Benson County District Court on the 29th day of August 2005 at the time of 3 o’clock p.m. at the Benson County Courthouse, City of Minnewaukan, North Dakota, for an Order changing the name of the undersigned from Kevin Scott Neve.
Dated: July 13, 2005
-s-Karyn Ann Neve
f/k/a Kevin Scott Neve
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 14th day of July, 2005.
-s-James P. Wang
James P. Wang, Notary Public
Benson County, North Dakota
My Commission Expires: 09/12/07
(Publish July 20, 2005)


PUBLIC NOTICE
The North Dakota Mental Health Planning Council will be holding a regular meeting on July 29, 2005 at 8:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Comfort Inn in Bismarck.
This meeting will be devoted to review of the draft FY 2006 Community Mental Health Block Grant Application. Copies of the document can be obtained by contacting the Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services at 701-328-8920. Written comments will be accepted until 4:00 p.m.
on July 29, 2005. Send comments to:
(Mr.) Lauren J. Sauer, MPA, M.Ed.
Administrator of
Adult Mental Health Services
North Dakota
Department of Human Services
Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
1237 West Divide Avenue, Suite 1C
Bismarck, ND 58501
Fax: 701-328-8969
Email: [email protected]
As this is a regular meeting, additional topics may be discussed.


CALL FOR BIDS
The Leeds Rural Fire Protection District is calling for bids on a new general purpose fire truck.
Specifications are available by writing to the Leeds Rural Fire Protection District, PO Box 67, Leeds, ND 58346. Bids will be accepted until September 1, 2005.
The Fire District Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
W.C. Follman, Secretary
Leeds Rural Fire Protection District


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS
OF THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
BENSON COUNTY
NORTH DAKOTA
June 21, 2005
The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, June 21,
2005 at 9 a.m. Commissioners present were Jason Lee, Curtis Hvinden, Ed Ripplinger, Barry Cox and Dwain Brown. 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 June 7, 2005. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
Ned J. Mitzel, Benson County sheriff, met with the board to present additional estimates for the purchase of a new patrol car.
The board reviewed a memo from the North Central Planning Council dated June 9, 2005, concerning the CDBG handicapped parking area to be put in at the courthouse. Johanson Construction was contacted and asked to be present at the next meeting of the commissioners to further explain how the parking area will be constructed.
Derrick Dauphinais met with the board and presented a letter he wrote to be filed as a complaint against the VSO officer. The board concluded it would set up a meeting with the VSO officer to discuss the matter.
At 9:30 a.m., James P. Wang, Benson County state’s attorney; John Beckstrand and Brian Maddock, Benson County Water Resource Board; Ronald Hausmann; Michael Rohrer, chairman of the Normania Township board of supervisors; Daniel McConnell; and Roger Kenner met with the board regarding drainage issues in Normania Township. Kenner explained that some of the landowners met to set up a plan to have the board of county commissioners intervene as a third party and clean out a ditch on property owned by Charles Studness. This would alleviate flooding of the roadway between Sec. 3 and 4. Kenner also stated the third party intervention would fall under the Flood Securities Act. McConnell insisted that a culvert be put in on his property. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Ripplinger, to have the county act as a third party and dig a ditch between two sloughs north of Stink Lake to a depth satisfactory to the board of commissioners and install a culvert to alleviate flooding of the roadway between Sec. 3 and 4. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
At 10 a.m., Ellen Huffman, tax equalization director, met with the board for the annual equalization meeting for the 2nd and 3rd Commissioners’
Districts. Huffman presented the proposed changes to the board for the 2nd Commissioners’ District. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Brown, to approve the recommended changes for the 2nd Commissioners’ District. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
Huffman also presented the proposed changes to the board for the 3rd Commissioners’ District. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to approve the recommended changes for the 3rd Commissioners’ District. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed the proposed changes presented for the remaining property in the county. A motion was made by Ripplinger, seconded by Hvinden, to accept the recommended changes to parcels 34-0-8480-300 and 34-0-8480-600 located in Mission Township. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
Huffman presented information as to the valuation placed on parcel 37-3-9049-330 in Lohnes Township. The board recommended the valuation be left "as is" and no reduction be allowed.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to rescind the motion made approving the recommended changes to the 2nd Commissioners’ District. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to approve the recommended changes to parcels 38-0-9208-001 and 38-0-9270-10 and to deny the valuation set for parcel 38-0-9270-160 in the 2nd Commissioners’ District as it should be reassessed as residential property. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously. The equalization meeting for the 2nd Commissioners’ District was continued and will be concluded at a later date.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Ripplinger, to raise the ag valuations 2%. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
Huffman recommended that the residential values be brought up to within 5% of the selling ratios. This would involve:
1. Increasing by 10% the residential values in all townships except to the lots recently sold at Prairie Wood Development; 2. Increasing the residential values by 10% in Brinsmade, Esmond, Leeds, Warwick, Knox and Oberon cities; 3. Increasing by 2% the residential structure values in Maddock City; 4. Increasing by 2% the residential values in York City; 5. Increasing by 5% the residential values in Minnewaukan City except on certain properties individually raised at the city level.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Brown, to approve the recommendation to bring the residential values up to within 5% of the selling ratios. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Ripplinger, seconded by Brown, to have Barry Cox serve as a delegate for Benson County at the NDACo Annual Convention in 2005 and 2006. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Ripplinger, to reappoint Lori O’Connell to serve on the Benson County School Reorganization Board for a period of three years. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Ripplinger, seconded by Hvinden, to reappoint Carl Duchscher to serve on the Benson County Water Resource District Board for a period of three years. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
James P. Wang, Benson County state’s attorney, reviewed the proposed construction contract for PW603 and PW604 and recommended the contract be approved as presented. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Brown, to have the chairman sign the construction contract for PW603 and PW604 at such time as it is returned from Harvey Sand & Gravel. All members voted yes.
The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Ripplinger, to have the chairman sign the Request for Amendment (Amendment No. 2) for the CDBG grant for the handicapped parking area. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Ripplinger, seconded by Hvinden, to reappoint Barry Cox to serve on the Devils Lake Outlet Management Advisory Committee for a period of four years. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed information dated June 16, 2005 from the City of Minnewaukan regarding damage to streets due to the high water table. The board also reviewed information on damage to other parts of Benson County caused by storms and excess rain. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Brown, to have the chairman sign the following resolution declaring Benson County a disaster area:
BENSON COUNTY RESOLUTION FOR EMERGENCY DECLARATION WHEREAS, Benson County, including its municipalities, has experienced severe ground water pressures which are heaving the roadway infrastructure in the County. We believe the excessive ground water pressure is due to the wet cycle the area is experiencing, and it continues to threaten the infrastructure of Benson County; WHEREAS, the impact of this roadway deterioration and un-trafficability threatens the health, well-being, and public safety of Benson County citizens; WHEREAS, the storm of June 19, 2005 destroyed grain bins, dryer equipment, livestock barns and 32 miles of power line belonging to Great River Energy.
Great River Energy supplies power to Central Power which feeds power to Northern Plains Electric which provides power to Benson County. The disaster to the Great River Energy Company will be devastating to the electrical service in Benson County. The estimated reconstruction cost is $150,000.00 to $200,000.00 per mile; WHEREAS, the cost of response to these unusual situations may be far in excess of available County resources; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Benson County Commissioners declare a state of emergency exists in Benson County, North Dakota.
Dated at Minnewaukan, North Dakota, this 21st day of June, 2005.
-s-Jason Lee, Chairman
Benson County
Board of Commissioners
All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board further discussed Wood Lake Park and the issue of paying for a garbage dumpster. It was concluded the board would talk with the Spirit Lake Nation regarding this issue.
Don Indvik, Wold Engineering, met with the board. Commissioner Cox questioned who is responsible for the problems with the new bridge on the Wood-Rutten Road. They discussed the contract for PW603 and PW604 and payment for the Graham’s Island Road project.
The board reviewed a memo from Genny Dienstmann regarding random drug testing for non-DOT employees dated June 7, 2005, along with a memo from Mark A. Johnson, NDACo, dated June 17, 2005, concerning the wireless 911 project.
The board also reviewed a letter from Ed Gall, office of the state engineer, dated June 16, 2005, giving authorization to place fill and riprap with associated geotextile and two 36-inch reinforced concrete pipe culverts below the ordinary high watermark of Devils Lake on sovereign lands in Twp. 153, Rge. 65 and Twp. 153, Rge. 66, Benson County, ND.
Further, the board reviewed the memo and minutes from the May 11, 2005 meeting of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board along with information on the third annual Devils Lake Basin Tour.
Meeting adjourned.
Bonnie Erickson
Benson County Auditor
Jason Lee
Chairman


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS
OF THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
BENSON COUNTY
NORTH DAKOTA
June 28, 2005
The Benson County Commissioners met in special session on Tuesday, June 28,
2005 at 10:30 a.m. at the Commissioner Room of the Benson County Courthouse in Minnewaukan. Commissioners present were Curtis Hvinden, Ed Ripplinger and Barry Cox. Dwain Brown and Jason Lee were absent. Others present were Gene Hager, Benson County road superintendent; James P. Wang, Benson County state’s attorney; Richard Peterson, Benson County Farmers Press; Roger Kenner; and Michael Rohrer, chairman of the Normania Township board of supervisors. The meeting was called to order by vice chairman Ripplinger.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss flooding issues in Normania Township.
Commissioner Cox informed the board the state will not consent to opening the culvert under US 2 unless written consent is obtained from the downstream landowners. Michael Rohrer stated the roadway between Sec. 3 and
4 is currently being damaged due to flooding and this may impede the operations of fire, ambulance and other emergency vehicles and personnel.
He explained the township board and/or the surrounding landowners will need to put pressure on the state to open the culvert. Rohrer informed the board that the NRCS would not consent to having the ditch dug any deeper than three inches which would not help the drainage problem.
James P. Wang stated releases from the three immediate downstream landowners (Ronald Hausmann, Charles Studness and a representative of the Berger Trust) should be obtained and perhaps then the state may consider opening the culvert. It was suggested the following procedure be used: 1) the ditch be dug to a depth needed to drain the water from Stink Lake; 2) the township will contact the state and request that it open the culvert under US 2; and 3) that a culvert be put in by Dan McConnell’s if necessary.
James P. Wang suggested the commissioners insure a member of the Benson County Water Board or some other designated person be present when the ditch is being dug.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Cox, to have the vice chairman sign an application for court facilities improvement grant funds. All members votes yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Cox, to appoint Barry Cox to serve as the voting delegate for Benson County at the NACo Convention in 2005. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.
Bonnie Erickson
Benson County Auditor
Jason Lee
Chairman


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