10/19/2005 – Public Notices


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL
October 11, 2005
A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held October 11, 2005 at 6 p.m. at the Minnewaukan Senior Citizens Com-munity 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, Cathy Nord, Steve Huffman and David Garske.
Peterson moved that the minutes of the September 13 meeting be approved.
Lund seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Motis to ask the owner of property in Block 85 to clean up the old cars, tires, etc. The council has also asked that the owner remove the fuel tank by November 10, 2005. Peterson seconded. Roll call vote: Motis – yes, Peterson – yes, Carlson – no, Lund – yes. Motion carried.
Petitions were submitted to vacate an alley in block 59, an alley in block
54 and Second Street west. Motis moved to deny the petitions. Peterson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Carlson and seconded by Motis giving the Minne-waukan Community Club permission to move the light pole to the dumpground. Cathy Nord will contact the ND Game and Fish Dept. for more information.
The library board has asked the city for financial assistance to cover any deficit that might occur before the next fund drive begins. The city has asked the library board to review the mill levies.
A motion was made by Peterson to give all city employees a three percent wage increase. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Motis to purchase a HP copier. Estimated cost would be about $150. Lund seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Motis to increase the water turn-on fee from $25.00 to $50. Carlson seconded. The motion carried unanimously. Because some seasonal users are turning their water on for only a few days a month, the council has decided that a minimum of a half month’s service will be charged on these accounts.
A motion was made by Carlson to charge a $25 returned check fee. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Motis to form a sales tax committee. Lund seconded.
The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Motis to send a letter to the ND Department of Transportation regarding road elevations from the new highway into the city. Peterson is concerned because the new road would be the same elevation as the adjoining land. Peterson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
Motis asked if the fire department could burn a tree row west of Pat Feist’s. Cathy Nord will apply for a permit from the state.
A letter will be sent to city residents with diseased trees, asking them to remove their trees by June 1, 2006.
Backstrom will seal the concrete under the windows in the library to prevent water from coming into the building.
A motion was made by Peterson to pay all bills. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
FSA-BANK BUILDING FUND
Ameripride $56.35
Huffman Contracting 800.00
Huffman, S. 841.47
Oddens’ 84.00
Otter Tail Power Co. 1,076.04
GARBAGE FUND
Waste Management $3,018.75
GENERAL FUND
Custom Video Productions $10.00
Devils Lake Journal 235.30
Benson Co. Farmers Press 82.35
Frith & Steffan 50.00
Houim Tree Service 4,080.00
Holiday Inn 493.75
Huffman Contracting 181.00
Lake Lumber 7.28
ND League of Cities 245.00
ND Telephone Co. 102.43
Oddens’ 34.69
Otter Tail Power Co. 159.09
Schmidt Clerking 89.75
The Home Shop 42.26
WDAZ 150.00
Payroll 1,112.35
LIBRARY FUND
Creative Impressions $290.75
Payroll 690.65
STREET FUND
Goulding’s $82.80
Oddens’ 128.32
Otter Tail Power Co. 577.00
TSC 29.40
WATER FUND
Cellular One $111.76
Home of Economy 10.97
ND Telephone Co. 79.77
Northern Plains Electric 363.68
Oddens’ 69.68
Otter Tail Power Co. 141.10
Simonson, Lannie 160.00
TSC 47.98
Workforce Safety 57.15
Payroll 2,100.75
A motion was made by Motis to adjourn. Peterson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
Laura J. Weed
City Auditor
Curtis A. Yri
Mayor


MINUTES OF MEETING
ESMOND CITY COUNCIL
October 3, 2005
A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was held October 3, 2005 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman, council members Ron Lauinger and June Olson and city auditor Misti Arnold. Absent were Walter Norman and Eris Hoffner.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read. June Olson made a motion to accept the minutes as read. Ron Lauinger seconded. Motion carried.
Bills were presented. June Olson made a motion to pay the bills. Ron Lauinger seconded. Motion carried. Bills approved are as follows:
Terry Schwab $423.21
Sylvester Hoffner 207.79
Misti Arnold 554.10
ND Telephone Co. 52.64
Otter Tail Power Co. 412.36
Benson Co. Farmers Press 34.16
Waste Management 1,246.91
Postmaster 60.00
Don Vetsch 850.00
Hawkins 19.57
Farmers Union Oil Co. 10.13
Misti Arnold 8.04
Dennis Leier 650.00
Rick Eckart 150.00
Maguire Iron, Inc. 1,190.00
The annual budget was presented to the council for approval to be sent to Minnewaukan. Ron Lauinger made a motion to accept the annual budget. June Olson seconded. Motion carried.
A copy of the final budget has been posted at the Ramsey National Bank and the Esmond Post Office. If anyone would like to receive a copy, please contact Misti Arnold at 249-3441.
New bar hours were discussed and the council decided against staying open until 2 a.m. every night but decided that on special occasions with approval beforehand on each occasion the bar would be able to stay open that extra hour. June Olson made a motion to deny the bar to stay open the extra hour each night but to get approval for special occasions. Ron Lauinger seconded. Motion carried.
The next meeting will be November 7 at 7 p.m.
June Olson moved to adjourn, seconded by Ron Lauinger. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned.
Misti Arnold
City Auditor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL BOARD
September 14, 2005
A regular meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held September 14, 2005 at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building. Present were Erich Longie, Lorraine McKay, Derrick Dauphinais and Michael Alex. Doug Yankton was absent. Others present were Stephanie Anderson, Wayne Trottier, Jr., John Laducer, Liz Nelson Janice Greene, Eilene Carlson and Marty Greywater.
President Erich Longie called the meeting to order at 4:45 p.m.
Ms. McKay moved to approve the agenda. Mr. Alex seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.
Mr. Dauphinais moved to approve the minutes of August 3, 12, 13, 16 and 25 with changes to August 3. Ms. McKay seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.
Discussion was held regarding the policy of when a person walks off the job. The board recommended having the superintendent fill the position on a temporary basis until the next board meeting. Ms. McKay moved to approve the personnel report as is. Mr. Dauphinais seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.
Mr. Laducer updated the board regarding enrollment, attendance, discipline, dual credits, and upcoming events. The board would like a report from the attendance officer of home visits.
Mr. Alex exited the meeting at 5:50 p.m.
Ms. McKay moved to approve the monthly expenditures for September 2005. Mr.
Dauphinais seconded. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.
Acme Electric $310.84
Anderson, Christina 560.00
Anderson, Stephanie 398.75
Anderson, Stephanie 86.50
Belgarde, Erin 186.25
BMI Educational Services 14.77
Bolton, Barbara 330.00
Brown & Saenger 1,474.21
Buffet House 32.00
Cannon Sports, Inc 41.45
Carlson, Eilene 50.00
Carlson, Eilene 212.50
Cayen & Associates 650.00
Celluar One 290.12
Central Distrubuting 24.72
Cole Papers 10.73
Comfort Inn-Dickinson 300.00
Creative Impressions 854.00
Dacotah Foundation 60.00
Dauphinais, Derrick 578.75
Day, Jordan 75.00
Devils Lake Public Schools 4,310.40
Duffield, Dr. Stacy 279.00
Ecolab Pest Elim Div 65.00
Fulsebakke, Gary 714.28
Gangl, Tara 292.19
Gerrells of DL 59.99
Gerrells of GF 29.64
GL Sports 17.76
GL Sports Equipment
Experts 6.46
Great North American Co 1,070.00
Greene, Jan 186.25
Greene, Nancy 62.50
Hanson, Curt 50.00
Harcourt Assessment, Inc 623.25
Harrington, Denise 436.82
Hilton Garden Inn 1,785.31
Hooey, Wayne 50.00
Jacobson, Ron 9.75
Jaymar Business Forms,
Inc 399.30
Johnson, Sandra 65.45
Johnston, Mark 410.00
Johnston, Mark 240.50
Johnson, Sandra 50.00
Kentucky Fried Chicken 109.05
Laducer, John 405.00
Laducer, John 1,662.00
Leevers County Market 47.69
Lego Education 200.00
Longie, Erich 703.75
Ludwig, Carmen 19.50
Luis Cafe 63.00
McKay, Lorraine 578.75
Montana Dakota Utilities 25.34
ND Telephone Co 767.95
NDABSE 500.00
NDCEL 771.00
NDDPI Conference 30.00
Nelson, Elizabeth 85.90
Nelson, Elizabeth 62.50
Ness, Hayley 161.25
Northern Plains Electric Co 63.00
Olson, Jeremiah 680.01
Paul’s Fort Totten Grocery 252.11
Reservation Supply 4,554.00
Roed, Joanne 29.90
S & J Solutions 142.68
Saari, Karen 161.25
Spirit Lake Marina 800.96
Spirit Lake Resort 495.00
Spirit Lake Sioux Tribal
Board 16,151.41
Spirit Lake Sioux Tribal
Board 20.00
Spirit Lake Sioux Tribal
Board 40.00
Steinman, Merle 654.01
Swenson, Sandy 50.00
Trottier Jr., Wayne 148.75
Trottier Jr., Wayne 168.75
Trottier Jr., Wayne 398.75
Wal-Mart Community 192.45
Warwick Public School 1,025.77
Workforce Safety & Ins 729.07
Xerox Corp 4,418.42
Subtotal 55,123.41
STUDENT ACTIVITIES
Bismarck High School $50.00
Bull, Lawrence 120.00
Bull, Lawrence 408.00
Creative Impressions 169.85
Gerrells of DL 3,628.04
Grafton High School 30.00
Larimore High School 40.00
Mertens, Danny 252.00
Mertens, Joe 252.00
Mertens, Pat 30.00
Mertens, Roger 252.00
Minot High School 50.00
Schock, Mike 252.00
Smith, Rick 202.50
Smith, Rick 90.65
Smith, Rick 500.00
Spirit Lake Marina 37.00
Yoden, Ryan 252.00
Subtotal 6,616.04
TOTAL 61,739.45
Mr. Dauphinais moved to approve accounts payable. Ms. McKay seconded. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.
Payroll $95,221.72
Social Security 16,178.46
Medicare 3,783.82
Federal Withholding 11,155.42
State Withholding 1,729.00
NDTFFR 14,882.58
BCBSND 22,734.80
AFLAC 131.06
NDPERS 2,843.08
NCT 25.00
ND State Disburse 93.05
Western State 160.00
Spirit Lake Tribe 1,020.00
Spirit Lake Housing 100.00
Thrivent Lutheran 200.00
IRS 215.00
TOTAL 170,472.99
Mr. Trottier introduced a complaint process form to the board and recommended using it. Mr. Dauphinais moved to approve the complaint process form. Ms. McKay seconded. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.
Mr. Trottier informed the board about Impact Aid, District Administrative Core Team, the adequate yearly progress report, and bus security cameras.
Mr. Dauphinais moved to approve the purchase of cameras for the school’s three buses. Ms. McKay seconded. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.
Ms. McKay moved to adjourn. Mr. Dauphinais seconded. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 6:35 p.m.
Stephanie Anderson
Clerk
Erich Longie
Board President
(Publish Oct. 19, 2005)


MINUTES OF ANNUAL MEETING
OBERON SCHOOL BOARD
July 14, 2005
The annual meeting of the Oberon School Board was held July 14, 2005 with board members Yvonne Thumb, Michelle Skadsem, Barb Hillebrand, Patricia Anderson, Greg Thomas, newly elected board members Paula Deckert and Karen Peterson, Principal Kenneth Ploium and Business Manager Janice Hager present.
A motion was made by Yvonne Thumb to approve the minutes of the June 9 meeting. Patricia Anderson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
The bills were presented for payment. Greg Thomas made a motion to approve the payment of the bills. Karen Peterson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously. Bills are as follows:
ND Telephone Co $112.50
Dakota Assemblies 625.00
ETA Cuisenaire 17.49
Benson Co Farmers Press 94.71
Nasco 213.75
Zaner Bloser 228.00
LMI 55.94
Information Technology Dept 34.95
Trendex 116.22
Pearson Education 901.76
McGraw Hill 274.12
Scholastic 128.28
The Mailbox 75.63
Harcourt Achieve 169.10
Follett 219.71
Schwan Wholesale 110.45
Grand Forks Grocery 125.72
Minot State University 2,689.80
Linda Martin 850.74
John Thomas 200.00
Mary Ann Broe 202.80
Sopris West Educational
Services 859.64
Marco 513.15
Pearson Learning 530.42
Kayla Robertson 45.00
Cathy Allmaras 339.60
Betty Rushfeldt 584.23
Cindy Jelle-Ray 465.29
Janice Hager 623.36
State Fire & Tornado Fund 701.91
Blue Cross Blue Shield 3,232.50
McGraw Hill 1,183.30
Postmaster 66.00
The meeting was adjourned.
REORGANIZATION MEETING
The reorganization meeting began with administering the oath of office to Paula Deckert and Karen Peterson, who became active members of the board.
Yvonne Thumb nominated Paula Deckert for president of the board. Patricia Anderson nominated Yvonne Thumb. Nominations ceased and secret ballots were cast. Yvonne Thumb was elected president. Yvonne Thumb nominated Patricia Anderson for vice president. Patricia Anderson nominated Paula Deckert.
Nominations ceased and secret ballots were cast. Paula Deckert was elected vice president.
Janice Hager was appointed to continue as business manager.
Patricia Anderson made a motion to designate Bremer Bank of Minnewaukan as official depository for school district funds. Karen Peterson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
Paula Deckert made a motion to designate the Benson County Farmers Press as official newspaper. Greg Thomas seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
Patricia Anderson made a motion to designate Mr. Ploium as authorized representative for all federal funds. Karen Peterson seconded the motion.
The motion carried unanimously.
The financial position of the school district was discussed.
A motion of adjournment was made by Patricia Anderson. Paula Deckert seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned.
Janice Hager
Business Manager


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
OBERON SCHOOL BOARD
August 11, 2005
A regular meeting of the Oberon School Board was held August 11, 2005 with board members Yvonne Thumb, Greg Thomas, Patricia Anderson, Karen Peterson, Principal Kenneth Ploium and Business Manager Janice Hager present.
Greg Thomas made a motion to approve the minutes of the annual meeting on July 14. Karen Peterson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
The tentative budget for 2005-2006 was reviewed by the board.
The pledge of securities was reviewed by the board.
The Consolidated Application for Title I funding was reviewed. Patricia Anderson made a motion to approve the application. Karen Peterson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously. Mr. Ploium was designated to be the authorized representative.
The Rural Education Achievement Program budget for 2005-2006 was reviewed.
Karen Peterson made a motion to approve the budget. Greg Thomas seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
Yvonne Thumb made a motion to approve the clerk’s annual financial report for 2004-2005. Patricia Anderson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion of adjournment was made by Greg Thomas. Patricia Anderson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned.
Janice Hager
Business Manager


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
OBERON SCHOOL BOARD
September 8, 2005
A regular meeting of the Oberon School Board was held September 8, 2005 with board members Yvonne Thumb, Greg Thomas, Patricia Anderson, Paula Deckert, Karen Peterson, Principal Kenneth Ploium and Business Manager Janice Hager present. Others present were Mary Feist and Marlys Throlson.
The future of the school was discussed.
A motion was made by Karen Peterson to approve the minutes of the August 11 meeting. Patricia Anderson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
The bills were presented for payment. Patricia Anderson made a motion to approve the payment of the bills. Greg Thomas seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously. Bills are as follows:
Farmers Union $568.89
Follett 36.68
Information Technology Dept 34.95
Bison Auto Repair 129.24
Reliable Office Supplies 126.32
Clear Image 194.67
Harcourt Achieve 90.77
Harcourt 397.39
McGraw Hill 932.47
ND Telephone Co 109.67
American Family Ins 3,294.80
Wal-Mart 95.86
Postmaster 16.44
John Thomas 100.00
Paul Stensland 149.96
Hoiberg’s 30.35
Boiler Inspection Program 20.00
Benson Co Farmers Press 114.68
City of Oberon 199.50
East Central Center for
Exceptional Children 9,229.50
Janice Hager 188.37
ND Telephone Co 103.62
The ND School Boards Association Convention will be held in Bismarck in October. Other upcoming events noted were a speaker on bomb threats to be in Minnewaukan on September 26 and a bus driver workshop on October 5.
A motion of adjournment was made by Paula Deckert. Patricia Anderson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned.
Janice Hager
Business Manager


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING
OBERON SCHOOL BOARD
September 15, 2005
A special meeting of the Oberon School Board was held September 15, 2005 with board members Yvonne Thumb, Paula Deckert, Patricia Anderson, Karen Peterson, Greg Thomas, Principal Kenneth Ploium, and Business Manager Janice Hager present. Mary Feist was also present.
Mrs. Feist presented the board with a letter requesting a release of her
2005-2006 teaching contract with the Oberon School. Discussion followed. No immediate action was taken.
The clerk was instructed to place want ads to fill Mrs. Feist’s position in the first and second grade combination classroom for the remainder of 2005-2006.
A motion of adjournment was made by Karen Peterson. Patricia Anderson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned.
Janice Hager
Business Manager


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING
OBERON SCHOOL BOARD
September 26, 2005
A special meeting of the Oberon School Board was held September 26, 2005 with board members Yvonne Thumb, Paula Deckert, Patricia Anderson, Karen Peterson, Greg Thomas, Principal Kenneth Ploium and Business Manager Janice Hager present.
Patricia Anderson made a motion that the request for release from the contract of Mary Feist be granted effective on September 30, 2005. Karen Peterson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously. Mrs. Feist is to be notified in writing and thanked for all her years of faithful dedication to the school.
The board conducted interviews with three applicants interested in the position vacated by Mrs. Feist. It is the unanimous decision of the board to fill this position from within and offer the first and second grade combination classroom to Linda Martin, who presently teaches computer and music but did apply for the vacated position.
A motion of adjournment was made by Patricia Anderson. Karen Peterson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned.
Janice Hager
Business Manager


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
OBERON CITY COUNCIL
August 1, 2005
The Oberon City Council met Monday, August 1, 2005 at 8 p.m. at the Oberon Community Center. Present were Mayor James Nelson and council members Pete Hager, Doug Schmid, Dale Stenberg and Eloise Ploium.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved unanimously.
Bills were reviewed. Schmid moved to pay the bills. Ploium seconded. Motion carried. Bills approved for payment are:
Waste Management $876.29
Hawkins Chemical 190.25
Farmers Union Oil Co. 609.96
Foss Trenching 185.00
Hoiberg’s 4.00
Oberon City 75.00
Darrell Ringenberg 151.54
Farmers Union Oil Co. 92.03
Otter Tail Power Co. 417.65
J. Thomas 102.40
ND Telephone Co. 109.78
Accounts receivable total $6,317.63.
Sewer and water ordinances were reviewed. Ploium moved to accept them.
Stenberg seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
FEMA forms were returned to the state. The electrical work was done in July by Darrell Ringenberg.
The bonding application was returned to the state.
Ploium inquired about the possibility of having streets swept or cleaned.
Property owners are required to keep the gutters clean adjacent to their property.
The next meeting will be Monday, September 5, 2005 at 8 p.m.
The meeting adjourned.
Ruth Buehler
City Auditor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
OBERON CITY COUNCIL
September 5, 2005
The Oberon City Council met on Monday, September 5, 2005 at 8 p.m. at the Oberon Community Center. Present were Mayor James Nelson and council members Pete Hager, Doug Schmid, Dale Stenberg and Eloise Ploium.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Stenberg moved to approve the minutes. Schmid seconded. Motion carried.
Bills were reviewed. Hager moved to pay all bills. Ploium seconded. Motion carried. Bills approved for payment are:
Waste Management $1,363.15
Hawkins Chemical 189.75
Benson Co. Farmers Press 73.20
ND State Laboratories 72.00
ND League of Cities 149.00
Otter Tail Power Co. 393.23
ND Telephone Co. 109.78
Accounts receivable total $2,956.86
Kimberly from the ND State Laboratories will be in Oberon on September 7 at 8:30 a.m. to check on the water system. Nelson will accompany her.
A complaint was received from Yvonne Thumb concerning brown water from the tap. She was advised to let it run and it cleared up.
A discussion was held on whether it was necessary to have a telephone in the Oberon Community Center. Schmid moved to disconnect the phone. Ploium seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
The Calvary Lutheran Church Women were granted a raffle permit for the annual bazaar on October 8.
An agreement from the ND State Laboratories was examined. Stenberg moved that the agreement be signed. Schmid seconded. The motion carried unanimously. The agreement stipulates that the ND State Laboratories will continue to test water samples for the city.
Karen Peterson called to say that the carpenters, electrician and refrigeration people who worked on the addition to the bar were licensed.
Crystal LaRoque is storing items in the former Ted Mattson house. Heidi Gardell, her three children and Derek Lewis are living in the trailer house off 3rd Ave. North.
The next meeting will be Monday, October 3 at 8 p.m.
The meeting adjourned.
Ruth Buehler
City Auditor


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN DISTRICT COURT, BENSON COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA.
In the Matter of the Estate of Daniel G. Ellingson, 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 Pam Ellingson, personal representative of the estate, at 114 Main Ave. N, Leeds, ND 58346, or filed with the court.
Dated this 28th day of September, 2005.
-s-Pam Ellingson
Pam Ellingson
Personal Representative
James P. Wang
Main Street East
PO Box 211
Minnewaukan, ND 58351
Attorney for Estate
First publication on the 12th day of October, 2005.
(Publish Oct. 12, 19 & 26, 2005)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD
September 13, 2005
A regular meeting of the Leeds Board of Education was held September 13,
2005 at 5:30 p.m. at the school. Present were Young, Swanson, Silliman, Larson, Supt. Braaten, Principal Gullickson and Business Manager Benson.
Absent was Melody Bracken. CPA Emil Schoenfish was a visitor.
Addition to the agenda: 8) approve hiring L. Galbraith, aide and T. Urness, elementary girls basketball coach.
Emil Schoenfish presented the 2004-05 annual audit report. He also addressed changes in legislation regarding bonding in school districts and internal control policies.
Linda Young arrived and assumed the chairmanship.
Minutes of the August 11, 2005 regular meeting were approved as written.
Correction of a typographical error is necessary. The motion regarding the budget should read: It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the
2005-2006 General Fund budget with total revenues of $1,554,640.00 and expenditures of $1,629,035.70. The typographical error said revenue was $11,554,640.
The board reviewed the coaching vacancies for junior high basketball, assistant girls’ and junior high girls’ basketball and speech.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the financial reports for August 2005 and the bills for payment.
GENERAL FUND
Anderson, Judy $150.00
Atlas Pen & Pencil Corp. 67.37
B & H Oil Co. 957.16
Barnes & Noble.Com 189.50
Benson Co. Farmers Press 531.75
Benson, Kathryn 22.50
Best Western Doublewood
Inn 82.50
Best Western Seven Seas
Inn 90.00
Blue Bird Body Co. 15,552.69
BMI Educational Services 151.91
Books To Go 225.40
Braaten, Joel 225.20
Brossart, Rita 3.00
Buchta, Duane 3.00
Budgetext 112.97
Carolina Biological Supply 67.60
Carson-Dellosa Publishing 11.94
Chad’s Amoco 541.05
Childcraft Education Corp. 19.99
City of Leeds 5.00
Clute Office Equipment 155.27
Dacotah Paper Co. 743.50
Dakota Truck & Farm
Service 798.14
Dakota Web Composers,
LLC 144.00
Dept. of Public Instruction 30.00
Destination Imagination 175.00
Devils Lake Daily Journal 74.00
Digital Office Centre 362.10
Ecolab Pest Elimination 86.50
Educational Innovations,
Inc. 35.95
EMEDCO 48.78
EMS Initiatives 106.85
Farm House Cafe 45.00
Farmers Union Oil Co. 378.36
Flinn Scientific, Inc. 84.99
Grand Forks Herald 94.95
Graybar 222.00
Gullickson, Jason 13.68
H.A. Thompson & Sons, Inc. 699.00
Harcourt, Inc. 123.95
Harlow’s Bus Sales, Inc. 783.55
Heisler, Maxine 75.00
Hoiberg’s 10.99
Houghton Mifflin 36.71
ITD 151.60
Jacobson, Lucia 72.90
Jaypro Sports, LLC 155.25
Johnson’s Plumbing
Service, Inc. 16.77
Kaplan Companies, Inc. 33.29
Lake Region Sheet Metal 288.35
Lakeshore Learning
Materials 287.24
Leapaldt, Gay 201.60
Learning Resources, Inc. 38.20
Leeds Hot Lunch 422.00
Lysne, Magnus 67.50
Manley, Jeff 3.00
McGraw-Hill Companies 3,139.34
Menards 54.64
Midland Hospital Supply 77.96
Minot Daily News 150.75
Minot Restaurant Supply 2,214.58
Moser, Sheila 178.58
Music In Motion 35.55
NASCO 22.50
National Center for Youth
Issues 122.84
National Geographic 45.40
National School Products 152.38
NDAHPERD 20.00
NDCEL 10.00
ND Telephone Co. 300.45
NESC 316.66
NDASCD 25.00
NWEA 50.00
Nybo, Michelle 180.06
Office Max 1,504.30
Oriental Trading Co. 19.90
Paulson Supply, Inc. 147.54
Pierce County Tribune 38.32
Popplers Music, Inc. 316.25
Praxair Distribution 16.43
Quill Corporation 143.27
Ramkota Hotel 68.00
Really Good Stuff 81.78
Rolle, Gary 80.15
Schoenfish, Emil R., CPA 2,040.00
Scholastic Library
Publishing 24.49
Scholastic, Inc. 257.25
School Specialty, Inc. 1,747.09
Schwan Wholesale Co. 104.85
Staples 9.98
Sunburst Visual Media 27.39
Teacher’s Discovery 64.05
Teacher’s Video Co. 145.38
Thomson Learning 352.81
Time 72.20
Time For Kids 399.54
Towner Co. Record Herald 38.03
Tracy’s Market 166.08
World Almanac Education 179.33
World Book Encyclopedia,
Inc. 34.90
Xerox Corporation 859.00
Otter Tail Power Co. 888.08
Verizon Wireless 23.61
Wal-Mart Community BRC 485.80
Sears Commercial One 239.99
City of Leeds 158.00
Friends of Ft. Totten 28.00
Principals’ reports were presented: currently NWEA M.A.P. testing for grades 3-11, elementary girls’ basketball season, Engstrom pumpkin patch is open, elementary students are collecting school supplies for hurricane victims, Benson County Health Screenings will be held next week, the Leeds-School.com Web site is active, 8th grade field trip to the New Rockford threshing show, homecoming next week and proceeds from the dance on Friday night will go to hurricane disaster relief.
The board discussed the Tobacco-Free Environment Policy. It was moved, seconded and carried to accept and approve the first reading of the Tobacco-Free Environment policy.
The board reviewed three bids for installation and equipment of a surveillance system.
The Minnewaukan School has expressed an interest in a volleyball co-op. The board reviewed numbers for Leeds for the next two years and determined that the school has sufficient numbers so a co-op will not be necessary at this time.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve a Tuition-Free Agreement for Hayley Johnson to attend the Devils Lake Public School.
The proposed Equity vs. Equality School Funding lawsuit was discussed. An interest will be expressed.
Rising fuel costs were discussed. The budget for diesel and heating fuel expenses may need to be revised.
The dates for this year’s annual school board convention are October 28 and 29. The school law seminar is scheduled for October 27.
Mr. Braaten presented the superintendent’s report: recycled paving material on the west parking lot and grading it, new school Web site and exploring the option of a football co-op with Maddock in two or three years.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve Tammy Urness as elementary girls’ basketball coach.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve hiring Laurie Galbraith as part-time paraprofessional.
The next meeting will be October 11, 2005 at 7 p.m.
The meeting adjourned.
Kathryn L. Benson
Business Manager
Linda Young
President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL
October 3, 2005
A regular meeting of the Maddock City Council was held October 5, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers. Members present to answer roll call were Mayor Kevin Winson, Marilyn Allan, Wayne Knatterud, Mark Finley and Rodney Maddock.
A motion to approve the minutes as amended was made by Wayne Knatterud.
Marilyn Allan seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Bills were audited. Wayne Knatterud moved to approve the bills. Mark Finley seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Employees’ Wages $3,546.11
Northern Plains Elec 16,463.42
Blue Cross-Blue Shield 1,939.44
Maddock EDC 475.00
Benson Co Farmers Press 129.32
Maddock Mini Mart 101.40
Gus’s Auto Parts 22.69
Frank L. Mosser 78.20
Jean A. Mosser 185.33
Juanita J. Hill 4.39
ND One Call 3.51
Peterson Law Offices 108.00
Home Shop 340.01
Van Diest Supply Co 1,348.00
Office of State Auditor 165.00
Ramsey National Bank 1,153.96
State Tax Commissioner 74.00
Farmers Union Oil 566.87
Fargo Water Equipment 5,693.20
Western Area Power 2,855.92
Waste Management of ND 3,650.00
Mayor Kevin Winson presented the idea of sponsoring a Christmas lighting contest for the residential area only. Marilyn Allan moved to give first prize of a paid light bill for Jan. 1, 2006; second prize, 1/2 light bill; and third prize, 1/3 light bill. Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Wayne Knatterud reported he attended the wireless communication meeting in Bismarck and was disappointed with the end results.
In answer to the day care disposing of excess toys, Sterling Bruer faxed 16 pages of a signed contract for review and recommended any funds earned on the sale of toys, etc. be put toward the loan payments.
Building permits were presented: Sunrise Apartments, replace windows; Roger Schloss, change roof line and one window; Ronald Smith, construct deck on south side of house; Summers Mfg. Co., fence north lots by factory; and Frank Mosser, replace two overhead doors and one window. Wayne Knatterud moved to approve the permits. Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Paul Kallenbach was present and asked if the city would continue to give the $100,000.00 collateral for the Central Dakota Cattle Association. He did not have the financial report completed, therefore, he will visit the council in November with a full report.
Travis Dillman presented an engineering bid to analyze the lift station, pumps, and sewer lines in the city. Wayne Knatterud moved to sign the contract and begin with the lift station and pump review. Mark Finley seconded the motion. Motion carried.
The 2006 budget for the city of Maddock was reviewed. Marilyn Allan moved to approve the budget. Mark Finley seconded the motion. Motion carried.
There was discussion on the groups that gather on the vacant lots on First and Hwy. 30. No final answer was reached on this matter.
There being no further business, on motion made and seconded, the meeting was adjourned.
Jean A. Mosser
City Auditor
Kevin Winson
Mayor
These minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.


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