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9/7/2005 – Public Notices

In the Matter of the Estate of William Henry Trowbridge aka William H.
Trowbridge, 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 Peggy A. Tabor, personal representative of the estate, at 7990 County #1, Devils Lake, ND 58301, or filed with the court.
Dated this 1st day of September, 2005.
-s-Peggy A. Tabor
Peggy A. Tabor
J. Thomas Traynor, Jr. (ID #03694)
Traynor Law Firm, PC
509 5th St. NE, Suite 1
PO Box 838
Devils Lake, ND 58301-0838
(701) 662-4077
Attorneys for the Personal
First publication on the 7th day of September, 2005.
(Publish Sept. 7, 14 & 21, 2005)

Project Site PW-693
Benson County, North Dakota
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County Commissioners of the County of Benson, North Dakota, will receive sealed bids for a Grade Raise (Borrow), Geotextile Fabric, Loose Rock Riprap & Incidental Items for Benson County Project PW-693 located 8 miles East of Minnewaukan, at the office of the County Auditor of said County until 10:00 a.m. CDST on October 4, 2005, at which time said bids will be opened and read aloud.
Said work is to be constructed in accordance with approved Plans and Specifications now on file in the office of the County Auditor. Copies of the Plans and Specifications and other bidding and contract documents may be obtained from Wold Engineering, PC, 915 East 11th Street, Bottineau, North Dakota 58318, upon payment of $40.00 for each set of documents, none of which will be refunded.
The approximate quantities of work and material for construction of this project are as follows:
Borrow 17,000 CY
Riprap 1,950 CY
Geotextile Fabric 3,900 SY
Incidental Items
Each bid is to be submitted on the basis of cash payment for the work and is to be enclosed in a sealed envelope addressed to the undersigned County Auditor. Each bid is to be accompanied by a Bidder’s Bond in the amount of five (5) percent of the bid, as specified by the North Dakota Century Code Par. 11-11-28, to be forfeited to Benson County should the bidder fail to effect a contract within ten (10) days after notice of an award. Bidder will execute and effect a contract in the amount of the bid and a Contractor’s Bond as required by law and regulation and determination of Benson County.
The work on said project shall be started on a date set by the County Commissioners, and shall be completed by November 15, 2005, from such date liquidated damages shall be paid.
The right is reserved to reject all bids, and to waive any informality in any bid, and to hold the bids for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days from the date of opening bids.
DATE: September 6, 2005
SIGNED: Bonnie Erickson
Benson County Auditor
Box 206
Minnewaukan, ND 58351
(Publish Sept. 7 & 14, 2005)

August 9, 2005
A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held August 9, 2005 at 6 p.m. at the Minnewaukan Senior Citizens Commun-ity Center. Present were Curt Yri, Richard Peterson, Mark Motis, Claudette Carlson and Cyndy Lund. Also present were city maintenance man Verdeen Backstrom, city auditor Laura Weed, librarian Cathy Burkhardsmeier and Cathy Nord.
Motis moved that the minutes of the July 19 meeting be approved. Carlson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Peterson and seconded by Motis to approve a temporary beer permit for Miller’s Pub for Minnewaukan’s Summerfest on July 30, 2005.
The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Motis to allow for garbage services only on the Nord commercial property. Peterson seconded. The motion carried unanimously The proceeds from the Memorial Building had been paid to the Minnewaukan Endowment Fund. Because the city cannot donate money to any person or business a motion was made by Motis asking the fund to return the funds to the city. Peterson seconded. Roll call vote: Motis – yes, Peterson – yes, Carlson – no, Lund – yes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Peterson to sell the propane tanks that were used at the Memorial Building. An advertisement for bids will be published with bid opening September 13. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Peterson to consolidate the Memorial Building Fund and the Liberty Building Fund into the General Fund. Carlson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Lund to accept the decision to decline annexation into the City of Minnewaukan by the Benson County Commissioners and Jason and Shelle Feldner. The property owners outside city limits using city utilities will be charged an additional fee of $15 per month.
The council discussed the additional expenses for the lift station. These expenses should be submitted to FEMA for reimbursement.
A motion was made by Peterson to accept the final revision of the Employee Policy Manual. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Peterson to give Weed an additional 20 hours of vacation. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A second reading was held on Chapter 4, Fire Protection and Prevention. A motion was made by Motis to accept changes regarding portable fire pits.
Lund seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
Chapter Four
Fire Protection and Prevention
Penalty Clause
4.0701 Penalty – Violation of Fire Protection and Prevention Chapter Any person who shall violate any provisions of this chapter or fail to comply therewith or who shall violate or fail to comply with any order made thereunder or who shall build in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder or any certificate or permit issued thereunder and from which no appeal has been taken or who shall fail to comply with such an order as affirmed or modified by the governing body or by a court of competent jurisdiction, within the time fixed herein, shall severally for each and every such violation and noncompliance respectively, be punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or by imprisonment for not to exceed thirty (30) days or by both such fine and imprisonment. The imposition of one penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue; and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or defects within a reasonable time; and when not otherwise specified, each ten days that prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate offense.
The application of the above penalty shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions.
Curtis A. Yri
Laura Weed
City Auditor
First Reading: July 19, 2005
Second Reading and Final Passage: August 9, 2005 The Water Fund agenda item was tabled until the next meeting.
A motion was made by Peterson to accept the propane proposal in the amount of $1.14 per gallon. Carlson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Motis to set a time limit of 20 minutes for any person who asks to be on the agenda. It was also agreed that they would need to be recognized by the chairperson before addressing the council. Lund seconded.
The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Peterson to approve expenses and registration fees for the city auditor or any council member to attend the League of Cities training. Carlson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Motis that all bills be paid. Carlson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
Ameripride $54.90
Huffman, S. 699.50
Waste Management $3,018.75
Benson Co. Farmers Press ` $144.96
Frith & Steffan 50.00
Klemetsrud Plumbing 71.00
LaMotte’s 83.91
ND League of Cities 30.00
Oddens’ 14.03
Payroll 1,066.79
Bank of North Dakota $12,300.00
Payroll $59.19
Creative Impressions $125.30
Payroll 666.42
NAPA Auto Parts $69.84
Oddens’ 239.51
Service Tire, Inc. 14.95
Farmers Union Oil Co. $41.23
Home of Economy 18.36
Huffman, Roger 100.00
Nord, Allan 100.00
ND Dept. of Health 82.00
Northern Plains Electric 730.20
Oddens’ 4.88
Payroll 2,539.64
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
Laura J. Weed
City Auditor
Curtis A. Yri

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