8/24/2005 – Public Notices


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS
OF THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
BENSON COUNTY
NORTH DAKOTA
August 2, 2005
The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, August 2, 2005 at 9 a.m. Commissioners present were Curtis Hvinden, Ed Ripplinger, Jason Lee and Barry Cox. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Lee.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of July 26, 2005. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
At 9 a.m. Karen Halle met with the board to review the proposed 2006 budget for the Lake Region District Health Unit. She stated there will be no new programs and the health unit has approximately six months of savings on hand. The health unit was requesting $45,403 from Benson County for 2006. A teleconference will be held with the joint county commissioners on September 6, 2005 at 8:30 a.m. to approve the budget.
Sheriff Ned J. Mitzel met with the board to review his mileage/activity report for July 2005. He discussed purchasing a new patrol car. He stated there are no grants available at this time to assist with the purchase. The board tabled making a decision on the purchase of a new patrol car.
A motion was made by Ripplinger, seconded by Hvinden, to designate Gene Hager as applicant agent to provide information to the state and FEMA on disaster assistance. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
At 9:30 a.m. Todd Allmaras met with the board to review a proposal from Nodak Equipment for radio communications.
Dwain Brown entered the meeting at 10:15 a.m.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Brown, to have the chairman sign a contract with Johanson Construction for the handicapped parking area by the courthouse. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed a letter from Janel Taylor, director of Safe Alternatives for Abused Families, dated July 28, 2005. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Brown, to contribute $500 to the SAAF program. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Brown, to contribute $250 to the RC & D Council. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
Richard Peterson informed the board that if it does not want the Highway Department and the Social Welfare Economic Assistance buildings to be annexed to the Minnewaukan city limits, they will be assessed a user fee of
$15 per month for water.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Ripplinger, to pay the expenditures.
All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously. The following bills were paid:
BNSF Railway Co $500.00
Cellular One 42.57
Dean Petska 50.00
James Wang 580.00
Kropp Law Offices, PC 150.00
Nationwide Retirement
Services 150.00
ND Telephone Co 699.41
Scott Knoke 63.24
State Disbursement Unit 298.00
Brandon Slaubaugh 625.07
Cellular One 75.63
Duane Heidlebaugh & FUO-
York 379.04
Doug Mundahl 283.20
Jaegers Spray Service 13,550.00
Leon Fritel & HOA-AG 360.00
Nodak Electric Cooperative 43.30
Terry Follman 1,090.83
Kimberly Schempp & Jacki
Ohman 136.60
Linda Schempp 118.00
Tamara D. Anderson 140.32
ND Agency for Surplus
Property 125.00
Alton’s Bulk Service 3,001.58
Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 2,638.01
Job Service 5,262.97
State Tax Commissioner 4,445.98
Nodak Comm, Inc 8,940.00
Impark Township 918.54
ND Public Employees
Retirement 10,681.69
Social Welfare 12,204.69
AFLAC 306.75
BCBS of ND 4,003.64
Benson Co Transportation 600.00
Bonnie Erickson 25.42
Cass County Treasurer 254.00
Clute Office Equipment 33.01
Minnewaukan City 93.45
Colonial 155.83
Conseco Health Ins Co 108.30
Ellen Huffman 10.54
Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 437.93
Gaffaney’s of Minot 56.35
General Welding & Repair 40.00
Hoiberg’s 149.95
Jean Olson 45.96
LR Law Enforcement Ctr 2,070.00
Melissa Buckmier 13.02
Maddock Community Ctr 20.00
Maddock Mini Mart 257.95
ND Assn of Counties 1,082.72
ND Game & Fish 53,393.00
ND Safety Council, Inc 60.00
NDSU 53.00
Nelson Funeral Home 405.00
ND Pesticide Program 84.00
Benson Co Farmers Press 712.46
Protective Life Ins Co 391.24
State Fire & Tornado Fund 7,529.42
State Treasurer’s Office 7,850.00
Underground Vaults &
Storage 20.66
Wal-Mart 55.66
Anton Burkhardsmeier 832.91
Bison Auto & Farm Repair 318.45
Butler Machine 794.70
Maddock City 53.35
Minnewaukan City 19.00
Curtis Hvinden 18.60
Flexpay 318.45
Home of Economy 84.94
Harlow Sanitation 15.00
HE Everson Co 90.67
John Halvorson 16.43
Kate Johnson 9.92
Lake Lumber, Inc 32.40
Lannie Simonson Bldg Co 6,623.80
Mac’s, Inc 44.75
Mathison Company 152.47
ND Dept of Transportation 23,956.67
ND Dept of Transportation 44,393.54
Northern Plains Elec Co-op 37.00
North Plains Comm 26.50
Oddens’ Grocery 3.39
Otter Tail Power Co 26.09
Benson Co Farmers Press 458.00
Professional Upholstery 40.00
Schwan Wholesale Co 78.55
Service Tire 1,231.87
Truck Equipment 542.76
West-Lite 445.54
Wold Engineering 30,526.17
Wold Engineering 7,078.86
Brandon Slaubaugh 439.40
Cooper Knoke 30.00
Kya Knoke 75.00
Scott Knoke 56.42
Wanda Teigen 307.52
Curtis Hvinden 53.60
Barry Cox 91.42
Edward Ripplinger 81.19
Jason Lee 48.33
Dwain Brown 52.36
Garrison Diversion Dist 458.90
Jenny Steinhaus 44.95
ND State Treasurer 7,086.66
B & H Oil 2,136.24
Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 2,251.23
Farmers Union Oil-York 5,849.14
ND Public Employees
Retirement 21,557.60
Otter Tail Power Co 99.29
Otter Tail Power Co 310.85
US Postmaster 238.00
Scott Knoke 127.10
Warwick Oil 1,024.38
Brad Beckstrand 359.72
Doug Wentz & FUO-Mdk 176.00
Dale Yri & FUO-Mdk 400.00
Everett Hoffner 70.40
James Beckstrand 359.72
Ron Keller 364.48
Distribution of Entities 24,071.48
Benson Co Highway Dept 450.00
Chad’s Amoco 267.07
ND Game & Fish 54.00
Quality Photo 6.09
Terry Follman 746.46
Social Welfare 5,497.68
Image Printing, Inc 54.44
Matthew Bender & Co, Inc 791.70
Distribution of Entities 39,543.14
JULY 2005 NET PAYROLL
Co Agent $1,032.32
Emergency Disaster 846.69
VSO 758.61
Co General 29,609.28
Social Services 28,543.01
Co Road 37,071.35
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to transfer $25,000 from the Highway Tax Fund and $60,000 from the General Fund to the Road & Bridge Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Brown, to transfer $100,000 from the
6 Mill Fund to the Graham’s Island N/S Road Fund.
A motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.
Jean Olson
Benson County Deputy Auditor
Jason Lee
Chairman


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD
May 10, 2005
The Warwick School Board met Tuesday evening, May 10, 2005 in the school library. Present were McKelvey, Gravdahl, Elfman, Christofferson and Thiele. Others present were Mr. Jacobson, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Loibl, Dennis Barton, Shirley Tiokasin and Karen Anderson. The meeting was called to order at 7:32 p.m. by President McKelvey.
After corrections to the minutes it was moved, seconded and carried to approve the minutes as presented.
Bills were reviewed and it was moved, seconded and carried to approve the following bills:
Benson Co. Farmers Press $174.99
Bob’s Sewing Center 12.50
Cole Papers 1,093.91
Dick Blick 48.39
Fisher Scientific 74.98
Wendy Gourneau 474.40
Steve Jacobson 357.80
Knell Trucking 921.60
Denise Landman 96.41
Maynard Loibl 313.10
Mack Plumbing 2,502.98
Mac’s, Inc. 35.32
Maintenance Engineering 80.14
Nardini Fire Equipment 154.50
Network Center, Inc. 1,407.99
North Dakota Telephone Co. 7,907.06
North Plains Comm. 587.75
Shirley Tiokasin 147.72
Wal-Mart 160.90
Warwick City 238.50
Warwick Oil Co. 227.50
Waste Management of ND 325.74
Ameripride 137.69
Balfour Company 92.68
BW Seven Seas Inn 149.00
Demco 13.57
Gerrells & Company 346.50
Interlight 44.15
Learning Seed 95.00
Leevers County Market 32.99
Maynard Loibl 50.00
Mackin Library Media 1,073.31
MCI 70.69
Otter Tail Power Company 25.22
Quill Corporation 505.20
Schwan Wholesale 100.24
Russell Simon Jr. 65.00
Shirley Tiokasin 66.06
Bud’s N Blossoms 40.00
Gerrells & Company 378.45
Lakeview Dairy 4.06
Leevers County Market 12.99
McVille Hardware & Lumber 7.37
Odin 68.20
Otter Tail Power Company 5.70
Quill Corporation 116.98
Wally’s Supermarket 1.57
Warwick Oil Co. 1,078.00
Barton’s Bus Sales 10,383.14
Harlan Johnson 118.00
Additions to the agenda were Dennis Barton, teacher contracts, test tornado and fire alarms, and crisis management plan.
Dennis Barton met with the board and would like to have a longer contract.
Discussion was held and it was moved, seconded and carried to stay with a five-year contract.
Mr. Loibl reported that the security system is up and running but more work is needed to get all the cameras set.
Cory Christofferson is having open gym two or three nights a week and would like to encourage all students to participate.
Mr. Johnson reported on the visit the school had with Edutech on the Title IID grant. Edutech will monitor the school for the next three years and its personnel were impressed on how well things are going.
Mr. Loibl reported that the ND High School Activities Association approved the co-op with Ft. Totten in football, track, girls’ basketball and cross-country for the next three years.
Mr. Johnson presented a letter of resignation as the high school principal, as he has accepted a position at Magic City Campus in Minot. Christofferson moved and Elfman seconded a motion to accept his resignation. Roll call vote was taken. All members voted yes. The board would like to thank Mr.
Johnson for his two years of service and wished him well at his new job.
Mrs. Tiokasin gave an update on Title I and summer school in June.
Publishing of school board minutes was discussed. Carol is to check and see if they could be published in a different newspaper.
Mr. Jacobson’s position as part-time Title I math teacher and elementary principal was discussed. Thiele moved and Gravdahl seconded a motion to have Mr. Jacobson as full-time elementary principal. Roll call vote was taken. All members voted yes.
Mr. Jacobson reported that the Title I math position and grades 3 and 6 will be open. The board agreed that the positions should be opened in-house before they are advertised.
Karen Anderson presented a proposal from Dr. Lars Helgesan, professor at UND, to involve the Warwick School in a grant that would be for a minimum of a three-year commitment, to a self-contained classroom where all the academic disciplines would be taught using science and the arts. Discussion was held. Christofferson moved and Gravdahl seconded a motion to apply for the National Institute of Health Grant. Roll call vote was taken. All members voted yes.
The school board election will be June 14, 2005. Terms up are those of Johnnie McKelvey and Mark Elfman.
Awards Day will be May 20 at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
Mr. Loibl reported that there are problems with the coal bin and someone is supposed to come and look at it.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the list of seniors who have met all the requirements to graduate: Alissa Baker, Daylon Delorme, Charles DeMarce, Joseph Lawrence and Tyler Redfox.
The superintendent contract and personnel issues were discussed.
Meeting adjourned.
Carol Walford
Business Manager
Johnnie McKelvey
President
MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING
WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD
May 26, 2005
The Warwick School Board met Thursday evening, May 26, 2005 for a special meeting. Present were McKelvey, Thiele, Elfman, Gravdahl and Christofferson. Others present were Karen Anderson, Denise Landman, Mr.
Jacobson and Mr. Loibl.
Karen Anderson met with the board about going 75 per cent for the art position. This position would be to teach the high school art classes and the IVN class being sold to Minnewaukan. In the event that the grant from the National Institute for Health is obtained she would consent to a full-time contract to assist with the implementation of that program.
Discussion was held and Elfman moved and Gravdahl seconded a motion to offer Karen Anderson a contract at 75 per cent to teach the high school art classes but not the IVN class. It was decided in order to implement the grant the board would like to have the 7th grade instead of the 6th grade with Denise Landman to remain teaching the 7th and 8th grade language arts classroom. Motion carried.
Gravdahl moved and Christofferson seconded a motion that Kelly Lund be issued a contract for the Title I math position instead of 4th grade, with the understanding that if Mr. Jacobson were to go back to part-time principal he would be given back the math position. Roll call vote was taken. All members voted yes. Motion carried.
Christofferson moved and Gravdahl seconded a motion to issue Melaine Harlen a contract for the 3rd grade position instead of the 1st grade. Roll call vote was taken. All members voted yes. Motion carried.
Elfman moved and Christofferson seconded a motion to issue Melissa Erickson a contract for kindergarten. Roll call vote was taken. All members voted yes. Motion carried.
Mr. Loibl reported that the sewer line has caved in and it is being worked on right now.
Summer school will start May 31 with 75 to 100 students enrolled.
Christofferson moved and Gravdahl seconded a motion to make Steve Jacobson the authorized representative for Title I and all state and federal programs. Motion carried.
Mr. Loibl reported there are three electric heaters that were taken out of the schoolhouse across the street that is being moved out. It was decided to sell them for $200 apiece.
Mr. Jacobson reported on the three interviews he had for the elementary positions. Christofferson moved and Gravdahl seconded a motion to offer them contracts. Motion carried.
Christofferson moved and Gravdahl seconded a motion to give the business manager the pay raise requested. Roll call vote was taken. All members voted yes.
Thiele asked for permission to use the school July 9 to 12 for a church activity. Gravdahl moved and Elfman seconded a motion to let it be used as long as there is adult supervision. Motion carried.
The superintendent’s contract was discussed. Thiele moved and Elfman seconded a motion to offer Mr. Loibl a contract for one more year at the same salary and benefits as last year. Roll call vote: Thiele – yes, Christofferson – yes, Elfman – yes, Gravdahl – no, McKelvey – yes.
Meeting adjourned.
Carol Walford
Business Manager
Johnnie McKelvey
President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD
June 14, 2005
The Warwick School Board met Tuesday evening, June 14, 2005 in the IVN Room. Present were McKelvey, Thiele and Christofferson. Absent were Elfman and Gravdahl. Others present were Gene Riedinger, Steve Jacobson, Maynard Loibl and Shirley Tiokasin.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the minutes as presented.
Bills were reviewed and it was moved, seconded and carried to approve the following bills:
Barton’s Bus Sales $4,420.85
Warwick School 2,600.50
Barton’s Bus Sales 1,884.45
Allary Trophy Company 59.00
Ameripride 139.70
Andrea Lindorff 50.00
Apple 5,739.00
Sandra Barber 75.00
Beach Public School 5,211.25
Benson Co. Farmers Press 136.80
Bremer Bank 43.45
Monica Christofferson 75.00
City of Devils Lake 580.00
Patti Clifton 75.00
Cole Papers 997.63
Connecting Point 257.00
Deb Bertsch 75.00
Dept. of Human Services 5.38
Devils Lake Glass & Paint 203.88
Direct Advantage 1,066.98
Ecolab 119.00
Melissa Erickson 125.00
Barbara Eversvik 75.00
Gerrells & Company 120.90
Haan Crafts 98.50
Lorna Harding 60.00
Melaine Harlan 75.00
Hwy 200 Greenhouse 67.99
Janna Jensen 106.45
Janna Jensen 75.00
Kelly Lund 101.18
Klemetsrud’s Plumbing 75.00
Janice Kraft 60.00
LaMotte’s Paint & Glass 172.97
Roxanne Laugsand 75.00
Leevers County Market 15.99
Jan Loe 75.00
Maynard Loibl 297.60
Mackin Library Media 831.64
Mac’s, Inc. 78.48
Kathryn Magnan 75.00
MCI 106.88
McVille Hardware & Lumber 4.77
Menards 42.79
Lorraine Michels 50.00
Steve Michels 96.96
Network Center, Inc. 139.30
Beth Neuman 75.00
North Dakota Telephone Co. 391.00
Pearson Education 28.70
Popplers Music Store 44.95
Quill Corporation 25.52
Ramada Plaza Suites Fargo 90.00
Renaissance Learning, Inc. 4,710.79
Rubicon International 1,055.00
Sam’s Club 160.25
School Specialty, Inc. 4,289.85
Schwan Wholesale 116.95
Shiffler Equipment Sales 246.07
SimplexGrinnell 462.30
Social Studies School
Service 187.86
Swenson’s Plbg & Htg 180.00
Triarco 200.60
Carol Walford 75.00
Ken Walford 60.00
Wal-Mart Community 525.59
Warwick City 238.50
Warwick Oil 107.50
Jodi Wellman 75.00
Wells Fargo Brokerage
Services 12,859.91
Sandra Barber 75.00
Debra Bertsch 75.00
Monica Christofferson 75.00
Patti Clifton 75.00
Melissa Erickson 75.00
Barbara Eversvik 75.00
Melaine Harlen 75.00
Janna Jensen 75.00
Jan Loe 75.00
Kelly Lund 75.00
Beth Neuman 75.00
Carol Walford 75.00
Kelly Lund 75.00
Jodi Wellman 75.00
Barbara Eversvik 1,330.00
Melaine Harlan 1,330.00
Janna Jensen 1,330.00
Otter Tail Power Company 16.34
L.R. Feed & Concrete Prod. 121.50
Shelly Armstrong 200.00
Sandra Barber 100.00
Patti Clifton 100.00
Educational Standards
& Practices 50.00
Edutech 700.00
Barbara Eversvik 226.53
Linda Ferguson 250.00
Wendy Gourneau 200.00
Hasse Plumbing 45.00
Denise Landman 200.00
Roxanne Laugsand 100.00
Jan Loe 200.00
Lorraine Michels 200.00
Beth Neuman 200.00
North Dakota Telephone Co. 398.85
Oxton’s Super Valu 6.04
Postmaster 66.00
Wal-Mart Community 276.15
Audio Bookshelf 227.10
T J’s Pizza 378.50
Dakota Prairie School 13,179.78
North Dakota Securities
Department 50.00
Success for All Foundation 6,000.00
Additions to the agenda were the smokestack report and the Denise Landman request.
It was moved, seconded and carried to accept Karen Anderson’s resignation as art teacher.
It was moved, seconded and carried to offer Jeffrey Frank the 4th grade position. Roll call vote was taken. All members voted yes.
Denise Landman requested to be paid for classes she had taken. It was moved, seconded and carried not to pay for them as they were taken before she was employed at the Warwick School.
It was moved, seconded and carried to give Mr. Jacobson the pay requested.
The election results were canvassed. Mark Elfman and Johnnie McKelvey were re-elected for three year terms.
Gene Riedinger introduced himself to the board. It was moved and seconded to offer Mr. Riedinger the high school principal and athletic director positions. His salary will be $45,000 per year plus benefits for 10? months. Roll call vote was taken. All members voted yes.
It was moved, seconded and carried to purchase the Building Inventory System Software.
Mrs. Tiokasin presented the Title I application for the 2005-2006 school year. It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the application as presented.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the Pupil Membership Report as presented.
Superintendent evaluation was discussed. The form will be revised. Carol is to check to see what other schools use.
Mr. Loibl reported on damage to the smokestack and is to contact the engineering company to see what should be done about this.
Meeting adjourned.
Carol Walford
Business Manager
Johnnie McKelvey
President


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