8/31/2005 – Public Notices


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD
August 9, 2005
A regular meeting of the Maddock School Board was held on August 9, 2005 at
7 a.m. Present were President David Swanson, Becky Brandvold, Chris
Lauinger, Linda Ellingson, David Kenner, Superintendent Brian Bubach,
Principal Kim Anderson and Business Manager Brenda Fossen. Guests were
Ralph Olson, Nadley Buehler, Charlotte Simon and Val Olson.
A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Lauinger, to approve the
agenda. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the minutes
of July 20, General Fund bills totaling $6,406.43, Building Fund bills
totaling $51,418.00 and food service and activities reports. Motion carried.
GENERAL FUND
Activities Fund $172.00
American Solutions for
Business 378.70
Avaya 48.07
Barnes & Noble 61.51
Benson Co Farmers Press 124.96
Cal-Pacific Products 449.81
City of Maddock 1,436.52
Elgin School Supply 41.56
Farmers Union Oil 325.09
Gerrells 88.69
Gopher 103.15
Grainger 77.45
Gus’s Auto Supply 27.15
Harlow Co-op Elevator 21.30
Health Dimensions Rehab 168.00
The Home Shop 240.24
Johnstone Supply 94.06
Jones Brothers Auto 74.84
Penny Leier 154.00
Menards 73.08
Russ Miller 252.00
ND Surplus Property 45.00
NDSU 418.24
New Rockford Chev & Olds 95.36
Pearson Education 172.25
Ramkota Hotel 48.00
Satco 824.09
Charlotte Simon 100.00
Twete, Inc 291.29
Greenburg Roofing 51,418.00
The principals reported that all staff positions are filled. The August 19
workshop agenda and updated staff handbook were presented. The secondary
class schedule was reviewed. Spanish I will be presented via ITV and EMT
will be covered by an instructor from Rugby. There will be a student
teacher in 4th grade for 12 weeks.
Discussion was held on the 2005-06 General Fund budget. The budget will be
presented in September following an anticipated negotiations settlement.
A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Lauinger, to approve the Ramsey
National Bank pledge pool agreement. On roll call vote, all were in favor.
A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Lauinger, to approve the contract
to Vanessa Peters, grade 6, and to change the athletic director salary to
match the assistant coach rate. Non-certified salaries will be tabled until
September. On roll call vote, all were in favor.
Mr. Bubach informed the board of the 2005-06 coaching assignments to
X-te: football – Hoffner, varsity, Gutormson, JV; volleyball – JoLynn
Jacobson, varsity, Amanda Ellingson, assistant; girls basketball – Randy
Simon, varsity; and boys basketball – Jeff Jacobson, varsity.
A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the second
reading of the student-parent handbook policies regarding FERPA, hazing,
and protection of student rights. On roll call vote, all were in favor.
Discussion was held on joining the NESC JPA. It was noted the state has
begun delivering some of its services through JPAs and is providing funding
for membership. A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Brandvold, to
join the Northeast Education Services Cooperative participating at
membership only, for an annual fee of $1,000. On roll call vote, all were
in favor.
The next regular meeting will be September 13 at 7 am.
The meeting adjourned.
Brenda Fossen
Business Manager


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING
MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD
August 15, 2005
A special meeting of the Maddock School Board was held August 15, 2005 at 7
a.m. Present were David Swanson, Becky Brandvold, Chris Lauinger, Linda
Ellingson, David Kenner, Superintendent Brian Bubach and Business Manager
Brenda Fossen.
The special meeting was called by order of the board of education for
negotiations instruction. The meeting was held in executive session
pursuant to NDCC Section 44-04-19.1(7).
The meeting adjourned.
Brenda Fossen
Business Manager


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING
MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD
August 19, 2005
A special meeting of the Maddock School Board was held August 19, 2005 at
7:15 a.m. Present were David Swanson, Becky Brandvold, Chris Lauinger,
Superintendent Brian Bubach and Business Manager Brenda Fossen.
The special meeting was called by order of the board of education for
negotiations discussion and was opened in executive session pursuant to
NDCC Section 44-04-19.1(7).
Following adjournment of the executive session, the meeting was opened in
special session.
The following recommendations were made by the Fact Finding Commission: 1.
Issue one-year contract; 2. Traditional salary schedule with base of
$22,900 with no changes to steps or lanes; 3. Free lunches will not be
provided to teachers, staff, and subs; 4. All previous items agreed to will
remain in contract. The MEA and board negotiators have agreed to settle
with these recommendations.
In addition to the above recommendations, the MEA and board negotiators
have agreed to the following: Teachers will receive two paychecks per
month, starting on September 15, and the remainder on the 30th, or the
school day closest to that date; personal days, sick days, flex and
computer balances will be reported on the last paycheck of each month;
accumulated days in the sick bank will be reported on October 1 and May 1;
Step-parent/siblings will be added to the list of members defining family
for approved funeral leave; $20 per day will be paid for all accumulated
sick leave upon leaving the district.
A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Lauinger, to approve the
negotiations settlement and issue contracts accordingly. New first year
teachers will receive a contract at base salary of $22,900 and salary of
returning teachers will reflect an increase of $1,900 over last year’s
contract, which includes the base increase and annual increment if not
frozen at the top of the schedule. On roll call vote, all were in favor.
The meeting adjourned.
Brenda Fossen
Business Manager
These minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
OBERON CITY COUNCIL
July 11, 2005
A regular meeting of the Oberon City Council was held Monday, July 11,
2005 at 8 p.m. at the Oberon Community Center. Present were Mayor James
Nelson and council members Pete Hager, Doug Schmid and Eloise Ploium. Dale
Stenberg was absent.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Schmid moved to approve the
minutes. Hager seconded. Motion carried.
Bills were reviewed. Hager moved to pay the bills. Schmid seconded. Motion
carried. Bills approved for payment were:
General Fund $2,273.01
Center Fund 91.02
Highway Fund 873.14
Water Operating Fund 672.65
Sewer Operating Fund 299.70
Garbage Fund 1,075.89
The city has a balance of $173.09 in its account with Emergency Management.
This will be applied to the electrician’s bill.
State Fire and Tornado Insurance requested information about the roofs on
the town hall and fire hall. The forms were filled out and returned.
The annual report was reviewed.
State Bonding sent forms that needed to be filled out to renew bonding for
the city.
Nelson cut the cattails at the lagoon. The second pond is full of cattails.
Spraying is needed.
Gavin Foss dug up the water line to the bar and found it blocked at the
main line. Corey Ploium flushed hydrants on June 21.
A roll away dumpster was brought to Oberon on July 28. It will be in town a
week.
Bob Stensland talked to Attorney James P. Wang, accusing Hager of giving
him and his relatives the finger, which is completely a figment of Bob’s
imagination. Hager does give the very common greeting of two fingers raised
on a hand.
Mileage for the city is $.42 if members travel on city business.
Next meeting will be August 1, 2005.
The meeting adjourned.
Ruth Buehler
City Auditor
James Nelson
Mayor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD
July 14, 2005
The Warwick School Board met Thursday evening, July 14, 2005 in the IVN
Room. Present were McKelvey, Elfman, Christofferson and Gravdahl. Thiele
was absent. Others present were Mr. Jacobson, Mr. Riedinger and Mr. Loibl.
Additions to the agenda: 1. Pledge of Securities, 2. Western State Bank –
depository, 3. NESC report, 4. Repairs to coal bin.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the minutes with one correction.
It was moved, seconded and carried to pay the following bills:
Postmaster $94.91
Ameripride 129.30
CCV Software 376.90
Cole Papers 909.62
Devils Lake Glass & Paint 271.84
Ebsco Subscription
Services 813.70
Gary Elfman 330.00
Barbara Eversvik 11.02
Farmers Union Lumber 15.76
Franklin Covey Co 85.37
Grand Forks Schools 177.15
Home of Economy 15.00
Mack Plumbing 228.30
Mac’s, Inc 23.92
McGree, Hankla & Backes 351.00
MCI 48.95
McVille Hardware & Lumber 104.11
Menards 134.52
NAFIS 1,191.00
NDHSAA 250.00
ND Surplus Property 30.00
Premier School Agendas 557.00
Software Unlimited 2,195.00
Stein’s, Inc 69.76
Warwick City 238.50
Warwick Oil Co 471.86
Mr. Loibl presented a letter from Broden’s office stating he was still
waiting to receive a letter from Blue Bird.
Mr. Loibl reported about new staff members. He recommended that Cindy Houle
be hired for the 1st grade position. It was moved, seconded and carried to
offer the 1st grade position to Cindy Houle.
Repairs to the coal bin were discussed. An estimate from Quality Welding
was received. It was decided to get another estimate before a final
decision is made.
Rent for the schoolhouse was discussed. It was decided not to charge Mr.
Riedinger any rent and he will pay all the utilities.
The meeting was turned over to Mr. Loib for reorganization of the board.
Johnnie McKelvey and Mark Elfman were sworn in as members for three year terms.
Elfman moved to nominate McKelvey for president. Christofferson seconded.
Christofferson moved nominations cease and a unaminous ballot be cast for
McKelvey. Elfman seconded.
Elfman and Thiele were nominated for vice president. Elfman was elected
vice president.
It was moved, seconded and carried to designate the Benson County Farmers
Press as official school newspaper.
It was moved, seconded and carried to give the bus drivers a $50 a month raise.
It was moved, seconded and carried to accept the Pledge of Securities with
Western State Bank and make Western State Bank the designated depository.
Gravdahl gave a report on the NESC meeting.
It was moved, seconded and carried to raise the school board members’
salary to $50 per meeting plus mileage.
The next meeting will be held August 9, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.
Meeting adjourned.
Carol Walford
Business Manager
Johnnie McKelvey
President


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