8/17/2005 – Public Notices


NOTICE OF PUBLIC
COMMENT PERIOD
Please take notice that on the 11th day of July, 2005 at 7:00 o’clock p.m.
in Maddock, North Dakota the Zoning and Planning Board for Benson County reviewed an Application for Approval of an expansion of an existing Cattle Feeding Operation and Livestock Waste System as applied for by Jack Kallenbach. The location of the livestock enterprise is situated in the Southeast Quarter of Section 2, Township 152 N, Range 71 W, Benson County.
The applicant requested a permit to increase his current animal feeding operation of beef cattle to exceed 999 head of cattle.
The complete Permit Application and Waste Management Plan is available for public viewing at the Minnewaukan Library, Minnewaukan, Benson County, North Dakota and at the office of the Benson County Auditor, at the Courthouse in Minnewaukan, North Dakota. The office hours of the County Auditor are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The purpose of this notice is to put the public on notice that a reasonable period of time is being provided to solicit public comment on the waste management plan and the construction permit application. This period of public comment shall not be less than 30 days. At the July 11th, 2005 meeting the Planning and Zoning Board of Benson County approved the application for permit. That approval, subject to the herein stated public comment period, will be referred to the Benson County Board of Commissioners for final approval following the public comment period.
(Publish July 27, Aug. 3, 10 & 17, 2005)


MINUTES OF MEETING
ESMOND CITY COUNCIL
August 1, 2005
A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was held August 1, 2005 at 6 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman, council members Ron Lauinger, June Olson and Walter Norman and city auditor Misti Arnold. Absent was Eris Hoffner. Mike McCreary was a visitor.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Ron Lauinger made a motion to accept the minutes as read. June Olson seconded. Motion carried.
Bills were presented. Ron Lauinger made a motion to pay the bills. June Olson seconded. Motion carried. Bills approved are as follows:
Terry Schwab $404.43
Sylvester Hoffner 207.79
Misti Arnold 554.10
Estagen Zimmerman 11.23
ND Telephone Co. 52.64
Otter Tail Power Co. 410.68
Benson Co. Farmers Press 31.11
Harvey Herald 34.00
Waste Management 1,246.91
Postmaster 23.00
Don Vetsch 850.00
Foss Trenching 120.00
Internal Revenue Service 559.98
Share Corporation 126.00
State Fire & Tornado 37.32
Esmond Park Board 80.33
Benson County Hwy Dept. 175.00
ND Dept. of Health 72.00
Mike McCreary of the Esmond Elevator was present to discuss getting city water into the elevator. Options were discussed on the best way to pipe in the water. Estagen will contact Gavin Foss to start on this project.
The City of Esmond has received cleaning kits for households that received water damage. They are to help with any water and mold cleanup. Contact Misti Arnold at 249-3441 to receive one of these kits.
Customers with past due accounts with the City of Esmond are reminded that if the account is not paid in full by the 20th of August it will be sent to Minnewaukan to be put on property special assesments.
Dog licenses are due by September 15. The rates are as follows: male $3.00 (per dog) and female $5.00 – if she is spayed $3.00 (per dog). Upon payment of the license fee the owner will be provided a license receipt and tag.
Please also provide the breed, sex, age, color, markings and the name of each pet, the owner’s address and the most recent rabies vaccination, and any other type of vaccination that your pet(s) have received and the time it will be revaccinated. Please send this to the City of Esmond, PO Box 56, Esmond, ND 58332.
Due to the Labor Day holiday the next city council meeting will be held on September 7 at 7 p.m.
June Olson moved to adjourn, seconded by Ron Lauinger. Motion carried and the meeting adjourned.
Misti Arnold
City Auditor


MINUTES OF ANNUAL MEETING
LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD
July 19, 2005
The annual meeting of the Leeds School Board was held July 19, 2005 at 7 p.m. Present were Young, Swanson, Silliman, Bracken, Supt. Braaten, Principals Gullickson and Braaten and Business Manager Kathy Benson. Absent was Gene Larson.
Minutes from the previous regular meeting of June 14, 2005 were approved.
It was moved, seconded and unanimously carried to approve the transfer of $5,000 from the general fund to the food service fund to cover the deficit of 2004/05.
The board reviewed the USDA report of donated foods.
The bills and reports through June 30, 2005 were presented and reviewed. It was moved, seconded and unanimously carried to approve the bills for payment and the final reports for the food service and activities funds.
GENERAL FUND
Farm House Cafe $39.62
Crossroads Service 12,459.30
Patty Haagenson 461.73
Ramkota Hotel 90.00
Lindsay Kollin 200.00
Otter Tail Power Co 1,357.90
Verizon Wireless 23.65
Wal-Mart 84.72
City of Leeds 158.00
Rolette Public School 30.25
Johnson Clinic 87.00
Bale Company 95.95
Devils Lake Public Schools 10,316.01
Joel Braaten 86.40
MJ McGuire Co 478.75
Clute Office Equipment 1,127.00
Sunburst Visual Media 121.39
Gaffney’s 532.35
Edutech 75.00
Mac’s, Inc 13.91
Deborah Dunlap 150.00
Region 4 Music 49.16
Reliance Telephone
Systems, Inc 8,372.00
Tracy’s Market 41.32
The annual business manager’s report for the year ending June 30, 2005 was reviewed.
It was moved, seconded and unanimously carried to accept and approve the ND School District Financial Report for 2004/2005 as presented by the business manager.
Oaths of office for Linda Young and Melody Bracken are received in good order.
The meeting was adjourned for the reorganization meeting.
REORGANIZATION MEETING
The business manager called the meeting to order.
Randy Silliman nominated Linda Young as president of the school district board. Linda Young nominated Randy Silliman as president of the school district board. Nominations ceased and a vote was taken. Linda Young received 3 votes and Randy Silliman received 1. Linda Young will be president of the school district board.
Linda Young nominated Randy Silliman as vice president of the school district board. It was moved, seconded and unanimously carried to cease nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Randy Silliman as vice president.
The business manager turned the meeting over to Young.
The board reviewed the bills from July 1 through July 19, 2005. It was moved, seconded and unanimously carried to approve the bills for payment:
GENERAL FUND
B & H Oil Co $196.14
Benson Co Farmers Press 186.67
Bureau of Governmental
Affairs 149.25
Chad’s Amoco 311.58
Clute Office Equipment 1,020.00
Discovery Education 747.50
Enslow Publishers 42.69
Facts on File 268.68
Gaffaney’s 23.58
Gerrells & Co 1.71
Gingher, Inc 38.00
Gullickson, Jason 68.45
ITD 455.00
Joe’s Sports Center 131.77
Johnson Clinic 87.00
Lake Region Sheet Metal 326.14
Larson Implement, Inc 25.20
National Geographic
Society 15.90
ND ASBM 35.00
ND Humanities Council 31.00
NDSBA 1,855.76
ND SOS 150.00
ND Telephone Co 296.40
News Bowl 279.00
Northwest Evaluation Assn 1,000.00
Odin 83.60
Paulson Supply 428.90
Praxair Distribution 16.43
Rest Room World 33.39
School Speciality 119.76
Simplex 1,149.50
Software Unlimited, Inc 2,495.00
Stave, Daniel 142.00
Stein’s 4,324.89
Supreme School Supply Co 130.26
EBSCO 1,527.57
Harlow’s Bus Sales 977.50
L&H Plumbing & Heating 349.12
ND CEL 860.00
Otter Tail Power Co 678.51
Verizon Wireless 23.61
CAPITAL PROJECTS
Devils Lake Glass & Paint $777.70
Mrs. Braaten presented the elementary principal’s report. Classrooms are ready.
Mr. Gullickson presented the high school principal’s report. Registration letters will be mailed next week. Registration is August 9.
It was moved, seconded and unanimously carried to approve United Community Bank of ND – Leeds as the bank of deposit for the Leeds Public School District.
It was moved and seconded to designate the Benson County Farmers Press as official school newspaper. Roll call vote was taken. With two in favor and one opposed, the motion carried.
It was moved, seconded and unanimously carried to approve continuation of the Scholastic Injury Insurance through NDIRF.
It was moved, seconded and unanimously carried to approve continuation of the Catastrophic Injury Insurance for grades K-12.
The board reviewed 2004/2005 summaries of the Destination Imagination and coaches’ accounts.
The board reviewed the quarterly pledge of securities report from United Community Bank of North Dakota and the corresponding Bank of North Dakota pledge listing.
It was moved, seconded and unanimously carried to approve Mr. Braaten as administrator of the Food Service Program.
It was moved, seconded and unanimously carried to approve participating in the School Breakfast Program through Child & Nutrition for 2005/2006.
It was moved, seconded and unanimously carried to set prices for the School Breakfast Program at $1.00 for all students and $1.25 for adults. USDA will determine prices for those eligible under free and reduced meals application.
It was moved, seconded and unanimously carried to approve an increase in prices for the School Lunch Program by $.10 to $1.30 for kindergarten to grade 6, $1.50 for grades 7-12, and $.25 to $2.00 for adults.
Condition of the stage curtains was discussed.
The board reviewed the uncollected taxes report by the county.
The board reviewed the preliminary budget for 2005/2006. It was moved, seconded and unanimously carried to approve an increase to the general fund levy by $10,000 to $725,000. The technology, special reserve and building levies will remain at 5 mills, 3 mills and 5 mills.
Mr. Braaten updated the board on the summer maintenance projects: gym floor, classrooms and painting. Vandalism to the windows on buses 7 and 2 has been reported to law enforcement. Two bus windows will be replaced during annual DOT maintenance and repairs.
Mr. Braaten presented the superintendent’s report: preliminary Adequate Yearly Progress Report, exterior doors have been upgraded and students will be informed of the criminal penalties for breaking and entering, there has been one inquiry on the elementary/JH coaching positions, bus driver contracts are in, possibility of fencing the yard at the school-owned house and updating the school Web site.
The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.
Alternate dates are Monday, Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. or Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 7 a.m.
Meeting adjourned.
Kathryn L. Benson
Business Manager
Linda Young
President


AGENDA
MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD
August 18, 2005 – 6:30 p.m.
I. Call to order
II. Additions to and approval of agenda
III. Delegations and communications. A. Opportunity for public to speak IV. Reading and approval of the minutes V. Presentation of bills VI. Reports. A. General Fund; B. Special Fund; C. Hot lunch; D. Capital projects VII. Old business. A. Science teacher, hired Jason Smith; B. Gym bleachers discussion VIII. New business. A. Buses and bus routes; B. Pre-registration numbers; C. Back to school supper Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. at Salisburys’
IX. Principals’ reports
X. Next meeting date and time
XI. Adjournment
(Publish Aug. 17, 2005)


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS
OF THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
BENSON COUNTY
NORTH DAKOTA
July 26, 2005
The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, July 26,
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.
At 9 a.m., James P. Wang, Benson County state’s attorney; Carl Duchscher and John Beckstrand, Benson County Water Resource District Board; Dan McConnell; Ron Hausmann; Charles Studness; Lloyd Peterson; Dean Fandrich; Ardon Herman and Michael Rohrer, Normania Township Board of Supervisors; Paul Halko, US Fish & Wildlife Service; and Dave Hovendick, LSS, Inc., met with the board regarding drainage issues in Normania Township. Hovendick stated he took elevations of the area and he explained the Surveyors Certificate. Halko commented that there is enough drop in elevation to get the water out of the flooded area and 3 feet will be taken off the slough area by Dan McConnell’s if four-tenths of a foot of sediment is removed.
Hausmann stated more sediment needs to be removed or a portion of his crop land may be flooded. Herman questioned if the cattails could be sprayed and kept under control. Halko stated there would be no problem in doing that.
Studness stated he would be opposed to diking on his property. Duchscher suggested trying the plan proposed by the US Fish & Wildlife Service.
Herman stated the township made a promise to Dan McConnell to place a culvert on his property. A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Cox, to have the county clean out four-tenths of a foot of sediment from the slough at the intersection of Sec. 2, 3, 10 and 11 of Twp. 155, Rge. 67 (Normania Township). All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously. Hausmann concluded by stating he will agree to lift the injunction currently in place. The Normania Township Board of Supervisors agreed to put in whatever culverts are needed.
At 10 a.m., the tax equalization meeting for the 2nd Commissioners’
District reconvened. Present were Ellen Huffman, tax equalization director, and Brad Hager. Hager informed the board he will not be applying for a property tax exemption for the 2005 tax year on parcel #38-000-09270-16 as he does not qualify. The board concluded the property is to be valued as residential property. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Ripplinger, to approve the recommended valuation on the parcel. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
Ellen Huffman explained that the city of Leeds is rejecting the 10% increase by Benson County. It will need to place its objection with the state.
Jo Dahlen, veterans service officer, met with the board regarding a complaint filed against her by Derrick Dauphinais. She explained the extensive process involved in filing claims by individuals and she stated the information presented by Mr. Dauphinais was not sufficient to file the claim. A motion was made by Ripplinger, seconded by Brown, to send a response letter to Mr. Dauphinais stating the commissioners do not believe the complaint merits reprimanding the veterans service officer. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Hvinden, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of July 5, 2005. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Ripplinger, seconded by Hvinden, to grant the Benson County Rodeo Association a beer license for July 29 and 30, 2005. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Ripplinger, to have the chairman sign the Construction Contract on PW-222 and PW-224. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to appoint Melissa Buckmier, Benson County deputy clerk of court, as one of the officials to serve in the capacity of an official in issuing marriage licenses in Benson County.
All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board considered a request from the clerk of court to purchase a fax machine for that office. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Brown, to allow the clerk of court to purchase a fax machine for her office. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed a letter from the ND DOT dated July 14, 2005, regarding the County Road Advisors Conference.
The mileage/activity report from the sheriff’s department for June 2005 was presented to the board.
The board also reviewed a letter from Anthony L. Rayer, MD dated July 7, 2005, and a letter from the Northern Plains RC & D office dated July 7, 2005. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to appoint Ed Ripplinger to serve on the RC & D council for a period of three years. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Ripplinger, to nominate Barry Cox to serve on the resolutions committee for NDACo. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed information on the NE County Commissioners Association meeting set for August 2, 2005, and a letter from the Court Facilities Improvement Advisory Committee dated July 22, 2005.
The board also reviewed the State Auditor’s Report for the year ending December 31, 2004 and the minutes and quarterly narrative report from the Lake Region District Health Unit.
The board considered a request from an individual to purchase the property known as Lot 7, Block 3, Benson County Subdivision in Sec. 9, Twp. 151, Rge. 64. James P. Wang, Benson County state’s attorney, recommended that the property be listed in the newspaper and the county solicit bids on the property.
The board reviewed a listing of all Benson County property that may be available for sale.
The board also reviewed a letter from Great River Energy dated July 18, 2005, and a memo and minutes from the June 8, 2005 meeting of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board.
Further, the board reviewed a letter from the Red River Basin Commission dated June 30, 2005, regarding funding. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Ripplinger, to not participate in funding the Red River Basin Commission. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
Meeting adjourned.
Bonnie Erickson
Benson County Auditor
Jason Lee
Chairman


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
LEEDS CITY COUNCIL
June 6, 2005
The Leeds City Council met in regular session on June 6, 2005 at 6:30 p.m.
at the Leeds City Hall. Present were Aldermen Ken Bischoff, Cal Schlieve, Loren Lunde and Lloyd Himle. Mayor Dennis Paulson entered the meeting later. Council president Ken Bischoff called the meeting to order.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to issue a raffle permit to the Leeds Dozen Homemakers Club.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to renew CD #11386 for another six months.
A resolution was made to set the bond for the city auditor according to state standards.
Jim Braun requested prior to the council meeting to have the cemetery vault painted. This was agreeable with the council. Later in the week, following the council meeting, a phone motion was made, seconded and carried to hire Bradley Stuberg to do the painting.
Mayor Paulson entered the meeting and accepted the resignation of Alderman Bischoff. A motion was made, seconded and carried to accept his resignation due to change in residency.
Kaye Nelsen entered the meeting to discuss plans for the all school reunion to be held June 30 and July 1 and 2, 2006.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve the May minutes.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to pay the following bills:
Salaries $2,617.38
Leeds EDC 825.00
ND Telephone Co 98.17
CellularOne 26.92
Otter Tail Power Co 1,380.66
United Community Bank 822.18
Leeds Airport 238.78
United Comunity Bank 50.00
Diane Hoffman 39.77
Thomas Bouregy & Co 138.00
LAW 10.00
DEMCO 58.07
Jim Braun 200.00
Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00
Benson Co Farmers Press 50.64
Dennis Paulson 13.50
BTR 33.00
Hawkins 61.27
JP Cooke Co 67.52
Larson Implement 250.76
Van Dist 1,059.96
Chad’s Amoco 1,431.66
Hoiberg’s 104.44
NDEC 785.48
North Plains Comm 65.00
Paulson Supply 22.70
JP Cooke Co 6.84
B & H Oil 79.93
One Call 11.70
Lee’s Trucking 85.00
DL Glass & Paint Co 75.00
Twete, Inc 75.80
Postmaster 74.00
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
Tammy Urness
City Auditor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
LEEDS CITY COUNCIL
July 11, 2005
The Leeds City Council met in regular session on July 11, 2005 at 6:30 p.m.
at the Leeds City Hall. Present were Mayor Dennis Paulson and Aldermen Loren Lunde, Cal Schlieve and Lloyd Himle.
A motion was made by Lunde to allow annual raffle permits for the Leeds Lions Club, the Leeds School and the Leeds Active Women. Schlieve seconded the motion. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Schlieve to allow special beer and liquor licenses for KJ’s, Inc. on two separate occasions. Lunde seconded the motion. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Himle to allow special beer and liquor licenses to Earl’s Bar for the Rost-Harkness wedding. Lunde seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Discussion to accept Tom Sabo’s resignation was tabled.
Discussion for an Aug. 1, 2005 bar closing at 2 a.m. was tabled.
A motion was made by Schlieve to spray for mosquitoes Friday night and Saturday morning for Leeds Day. Himle seconded the motion. Motion carried.
The city will be trying Tempo to control the mosquito population. Paulson will talk to Brian Young about doing this.
Streets were discussed. Paulson will call Davidson’s, etc. about patching and fixing streets and maybe overlaying. Gravel is needed in a few places.
Mariner Construction of Bismarck did the work for Rugby.
A motion was made by Schlieve to pay for a cop and have a street dance go until 2 a.m. for Leeds Day. Lunde seconded the motion. Motion carried.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve the June minutes.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to pay the following bills:
Salaries $2,795.60
Leeds EDC 825.00
CellularOne 26.92
ND Telephone Co 100.31
Otter Tail Power Co 1,429.30
United Community Bank 735.32
Leeds Airport 238.78
Cal Schlieve 170.00
Bunyan Family Books 8.95
Postmaster 14.80
Doubleday 28.38
Diane Hoffman 26.39
Thomas Bouregy & Co 138.00
Benson Co Sheriff’s Office 100.00
B & H Oil 75.54
Ritterman Trucking 680.00
Chad’s Amoco 960.66
Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00
Lexis Nexis 39.00
One Call 9.36
Dakota Fire Extinguishers 41.70
Tracy’s Market 9.68
NDEC 826.76
BND 11,000.00
NDLC 389.00
NPEC 300.00
L & H Plumbing 60.00
ND State Fire & Tornado 2,268.73
Postmaster 74.00
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
Tammy Urness
City Auditor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD
June 14, 2005
A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan Board of Education was called to order by Chairman David Ambers on June 14, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. Also present were Corey Erickson, Terry Yri, Randy Thompson, Laura Every, Supt. Myron Jury, Jean Callahan and Dianne Mikkelson.
An addition to the agenda was administrative and noncertified contracts.
Yri made a motion to approve the agenda as amended. Thompson seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Thompson made a motion to approve the minutes of the May 2005 meeting.
Erickson seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Every made a motion to approve the bills for payment. Yri seconded the motion. Motion carried.
GENERAL FUND
Advanced Business Methods $580.59
Beach Public School 1,310.91
Melissa Benson 100.00
Benson Co Farmers Press 14.82
Boiler Inspection Program 20.00
Lucas Callahan 120.00
Ron Carlson 1,000.00
City of Minnewaukan 462.42
Dell, Inc 1,290.00
Discovery Education 747.50
Bonnie Erickson 191.20
Excel Telecommunications 5.08
Frey Scientific 15.90
Goulding’s Oil & Propane 2,375.66
Grand Forks Herald 22.50
Holiday Inn-Grand Forks 225.00
Lake Area Career & Tech
Center 15,853.33
Leeds Public School 7,532.89
Leevers County Market 51.72
Travis Myklebust 120.00
ND Blue Cross Blue Shield 834.06
NDCEL 100.00
NDHSCA 100.00
ND IBIS 895.00
NDSU 1,875.00
ND Telephone Co 441.70
Otter Tail Power Co 2,079.99
Platinum for Business 1,940.14
Schwan Wholesale Co 206.14
Sports Illustrated 39.00
Stein’s, Inc 104.08
SU Consulting 800.00
Success for All Foundation,
Inc 4,100.00
Varsity Mart Bookstore 146.50
West-Lite Corp 159.84
TOTAL 46,039.42
SPECIAL FUND
Balfour $163.95
Balfour 169.39
Benson Co Farmers Press 93.00
Jeremy Brandt 200.00
Buds & Blossoms 32.00
Lori Cline 41.62
Gerrells 30.58
Meadow Sweet Dairy 54.95
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co 185.25
Platinum for Business 60.36
Schwan Wholesale Co 19.29
The Cottage 335.50
TOTAL 1,385.89
HOT LUNCH
GFG Foodservice 115.29
Interstate Brands Corp 141.25
Meadow Sweet Dairy 206.02
Schwan Wholesale Co 85.51
TOTAL 548.07
Thompson made a motion to approve the revision of the budget. Yri seconded the motion. Roll call vote was taken. All members present voted yes. Motion carried.
REVISED BUDGET 2005
Clerks salary-noncertified $1,625.00
Group insurance 2,700.00
Social Security 430.00
Official/admin services 4,400.00
Misc purchased services 4,000.00
Dues and fees 830.00
Miscellaneous 445.00
Social Security 760.00
Misc purchased services –
travel 2,350.00
Part-time salaries 6,000.00
Group insurance 1,035.00
Social Security 1,531.00
Water/sewer 1,000.00
Insurance 1,245.00
Misc supplies 1,435.00
Electricity 4,226.00
Propane 2,110.00
Building repair 18,012.00
Other equipment 16,637.00
Tech-Ancil salary-
noncertified 6,741.00
Bus insurance 488.00
Vehicles 23,000.00
Books 1,040.00
Regular salary-certified 20,387.00
Temporary salaries 2,693.00
Group insurance 5,642.00
Social Security 1,661.00
Teacher retirement 6,226.00
Travel 1,368.00
Other teacher supplies 897.00
Library books 785.00
Miscellaneous 727.00
Regular salary-certified 39,174.00
Group insurance 5,060.00
Social Security 3,010.00
Staff travel 722.00
Other teacher supplies 1,504.00
Textbooks and workbooks 524.00
Library books 621.00
Miscellaneous 601.00
Aide salary-noncertified 1,113.00
Staff travel 1,664.00
Other teacher supplies 1,226.00
Library books 457.00
Group insurance 1,041.00
Teacher retirement 794.00
Miscellaneous 634.00
Tuition to mult dist sp ed unt 21,745.00
Services purch lea in state 10,486.00
Regular salary-certified 6,600.00
Aide salary-noncertified (2,000.00)
Group insurance 1,200.00
Official/admin services 500.00
Travel 243.75
Other teacher supplies 1,218.22
Equipment 3,104.75
Other uses of funds (129.38)
Regular salary-certified 2,600.00
Group insurance (897.50)
Social Security (274.12)
Teacher retirement (368.70)
Other professional services 10,000.00
Other teaching supplies 10,000.00
Services purch lea in state 11,707.00
Regular salary-noncertified 2,688.00
Group insurance 1,317.00
Teacher retirement 371.00
Staff travel 2,792.00
Miscellaneous 1,574.00
Property 25,000.00
Expenditure totals 310,048.02
Yri made a motion to approve the financial reports. Erickson seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Discussion was held on teacher negotiations, the 2005-06 program, art teacher, science teacher, co-op spring meeting, bleachers, summer work list, auction sale, inventory plan, and the preliminary budget.
Thompson made a motion to give a 6% increase to all noncertified employees.
Every seconded the motion. Roll call vote was taken. All members present voted yes. Motion carried.
Every made a motion to approve the administration contracts for the coming school year. Thompson seconded the motion. Roll call vote was taken. All members present voted yes. Motion carried.
Every made a motion to send only the foundation aid payment to Lone Tree.
Erickson seconded the motion. Roll call vote was taken. All members present voted yes. Motion carried.
Principal Callahan gave her report.
The next meeting will be on July 21, 2005 at 4:30 p.m.
Thompson made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Every seconded the motion.
Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
Dianne Mikkelson
Business Manager
David Ambers
Chairman


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
OBERON CITY COUNCIL
June 6, 2005
A regular meeting of the Oberon City Council was held on Monday, June 6,
2005 at 8 p.m. at the Oberon Community Center. Present were Mayor James Nelson and council members Pete Hager, Doug Schmid and Dale Stenberg.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Schmid moved to approve the minutes. Stenberg seconded. Motion carried.
Bills were reviewed. Hager moved to pay the bills. Schmid seconded. Motion carried. Bills approved for payment were:
General Fund $488.47
Center Fund 117.32
Highway Fund 406.14
Water Operating Fund 477.33
Sewer Operating Fund 408.14
Garbage Fund 860.95
Eloise Ploium accepted the appointment to fill the vacancy on the council created by Carol Tweten, who moved from the city.
A notice was placed in the Benson County Farmers Press on June 2 stating the 2004 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report was available to customers at the post office.
The lagoon discharge report was sent to the state lab in June. There was no discharge for this six-month period.
ND Emergency Management sent a check for $4,183.57 to pay for a new siren on the fire hall and its installation. The 911 system can turn on the siren in case of bad weather or other emergencies.
Nelson will call Gavin Foss about digging up the water line at the bar.
Schmid will talk to Scott Soggie about flushing the cistern.
Hager moved to ask for a rollaway dumpster. Schmid seconded. Motion carried.
A water hookup deposit was returned to Carol Tweten when she moved.
The stairwell on the west side of the old grocery store needs to be repaired. The south window of the center was broken about May 22.
Next meeting will be on July 11, 2005 at 8 p.m.
The meeting adjourned.
Ruth Buehler
City Auditor
James Nelson
Mayor
(Publish Aug. 17, 2005)


NOTICE OF HEARING
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF BENSON COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA.
In the Matter of the Estate of William Henry Trowbridge aka William H.
Trowbridge, Deceased.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a petition has been filed by Peggy A. Tabor to determine the testacy status of the above decedent. The petition includes a copy of a Last Will and Testament executed by the said decedent on October 3, 1994. The petition asks that the copy of this will be admitted into probate as the Last Will and Testament of the decedent.
The petitioner, Peggy A. Tabor, also asks that she be named personal representative of the above estate, as provided in the terms and provisions of the Last Will and Testament dated October 3, 1994.
The petition is on file with the clerk of court, and a copy can be obtained from the office of the clerk of court, or from the undersigned as the attorney for the petitioner.
The matter will come on for hearing on the 29th day of August, 2005, at 3:30 o’clock p.m., which hearing will be in the chambers of the Court located in the Benson County Courthouse in Minnewaukan, North Dakota.
Dated this 27th day of July, 2005.
-s-J. Thomas Traynor, Jr.
J. Thomas Traynor, Jr.
N.D. ID#03694
TRAYNOR LAW FIRM, PC
509 5th St. NE, Suite 1
PO Box 838
Devils Lake, ND 58301-0838
Telephone: (701) 662-4077
E-mail: [email protected]
Attorneys for the Petitioner,
Peggy A. Tabor
(Publish Aug. 3, 10 and 17, 2005)


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