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10/26/2005 – Public Notices

October 4, 2005
The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at 9 a.m. Commissioners present were Dwain Brown, Curtis Hvinden, Ed Ripplinger, Jason Lee and Barry Cox. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Lee.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Ripplinger, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of September 20, 2005. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
Ned J. Mitzel, Benson County Sheriff, met with the board to present his mileage/activity report for September 2005.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Ripplinger, to reappoint Oscar and Gloria Kleven as ND State Fair delegates for a period of one year. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Ripplinger, seconded by Brown, to reappoint Dr.
Charles Nyhus as Benson County coroner. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed an e-mail sent from Danette Odenbach, HAVA coordinator, dated July 15, 2005, requesting that the board complete an HAVA HHS Accessibility Grant Application Survey.
The board also reviewed a list of property deeded to the county for nonpayment of taxes. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Brown, to appraise the property as follows: parcel #37-0001-9059-060 – $67.89; parcel #37-0001-9059-070 – $62.89; parcel #28-0001-06685-000 – $72.62; and parcel #47-0001-11342-000 – $217.28. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Ripplinger, to transfer $108,500.00 from the Emergency Poor Fund to the Social Welfare Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
James P. Wang, Benson County State’s Attorney, gave an update on the water drainage issues in Normania Township. He indicated the board of supervisors for Normania Township were contemplating resigning and they wanted Normania Township to become an unorganized township. He explained the problems which delayed obtaining the Certificate of Insurance and other paperwork from the ND DOT.
Daniel McConnell met with the board and reviewed a letter from Attorney Bruce Gibbens dated October 3, 2005. The board indicated that if Normania Township would request a culvert be put in south of Dan McConnell’s residence, it would agree to it.
At 10:00 a.m. the bid opening was held on PW-693. Don Indvik and Trevor Christianson, Wold Engineering, were present at this time along with Gene Hager, county road superintendent, and Bruce Dokken, Dokken Construction.
One bid was submitted for the project by Dokken Construction. The bid bond on the bid submitted was reviewed and was satisfactory to meet the bid bond requirements. The bid submitted by Dokken Construction was $140,825.00. The FEMA estimate was $100,150.00. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to accept the bid submitted by Dokken Construction pending FEMA approval. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
Don Indvik presented Engineers Progress Payment No. 5 on CER-3607(058) to the board for approval along with Engineers Progress Payment No. 2 (final) on PW-604 and PW-603.
Ardon Herman, Normania Township board of supervisors, and Daniel McConnell met with the board regarding the drainage issues in Normania Township. They stated Michael Rohrer resigned from the township board. Herman commented to the board that he did not believe a gate on the culvert under Hwy. #2 was necessary. He stated the township requests the board of commissioners install a culvert south of Dan McConnell’s. Herman further stated he wants to resign from the township board and he wanted to know the process for Normania Township becoming an unorganized township.
Rick Anderson, North Central Planning Council, met with the board regarding closing the BTR elevator project. He requested the board sign the outlay report. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Ripplinger, to have the chairman sign the outlay report. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously. The board telephoned Norma Jean Neumiller to discuss the $1,197.00 taken out to administer Sec. 18 funds.
The board reviewed a letter from the ND DOT dated September 26, 2005 regarding the County Road Advisors’ Conference.
The board also reviewed the narrative report for September 2005 submitted by Shelley Aabrekke, public health nurse.
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:
Rapid City Meeting $20.00
South Dakota LTAP 120.00
Cellular One 44.79
Dean Petska 50.00
James Wang 580.00
Nationwide Retirement
Services 150.00
State Disbursement Unit 298.00
Internal Revenue Service 136.78
Warwick Oil 7,772.44
Chad’s Amoco 237.65
Leeds City 37.30
Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 2,546.78
Moller’s, Inc 27.00
Wanda Teigen 236.88
Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 5,027.47
Farmers Union Oil-York 2,833.24
ND Telephone Co 214.57
Nodak Electric Cooperative 35.28
Cellular One 75.73
New Rockford Chev 14,100.00
Donna Smith 560.00
ND Public Employees
Retirement 10,931.16
Social Welfare 15,101.29
AFLAC 306.75
BCBS of ND 4,003.64
Benson Co Transportation 600.00
Clute’s Office Equipment 318.71
Minnewaukan City 96.95
Colonial 155.83
Dacotah Paper Co 1,137.70
Days Inn 150.00
Delores Scherr 15.00
Ellen Huffman 135.42
Flexpay 145.63
Frith & Steffan 250.00
Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 93.98
Gerrells 22.48
Houim Contracting 80.00
Jo Dahlen 206.25
Jean Olson 114.75
Kropp Law Offices, PC 120.00
Matthew Bender & Co, Inc 52.60
Lana Johnson 31.50
LR Law Enforcement Ctr 5,709.31
Marvin Holweger 18.94
Maddock Mini Mart 183.80
ND Public Employees
Retirement 21,557.60
North Star Community
Credit Union 24.00
Pitney Bowes 237.00
Benson Co Farmers Press 713.52
Protective Life Ins Co 391.24
Schwan Wholesale Co 185.70
Scott Construction 360.00
Service Tire 297.80
Uniform Center 105.48
Universal Services 72.00
Bremer Bank 15.99
Butler Machine 100.19
Caterpillar Financial Corp 17,099.56
Esmond City 51.65
Maddock City 56.50
Minnewaukan City 36.50
Home of Economy 66.91
Harlow Sanitation 15.00
Dakota Implement 291.63
Gus’s Auto Parts 27.29
ND Dept of Transportation 167,753.41
Nick of Time 5,000.00
Northern Plains Elec Co-op 41.00
Oddens’ Grocery 9.64
Otter Tail Power Co 29.72
Prairie Truck & Tractor
Repair 672.81
Quality Inn & Suites 200.00
RDO Equipment 5,630.69
Schwan Wholesale Co 36.60
Service Tire 2,405.80
Theco, Inc 123.91
Wal-Mart 74.84
Wold Engineering 8,975.63
Wold Engineering 42,376.00
Chad’s Amoco 326.56
Curtis Hvinden 80.00
Barry Cox 87.50
Edward Ripplinger 84.13
Jason Lee 59.00
Dwain Brown 77.00
Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 302.15
Jeff Bercier 25.00
Marvin Holweger 25.00
ND State Radio
Communications 210.00
Otter Tail Power Co 386.76
Wal-Mart 8.83
Bonnie Erickson 15.00
Clinton Huffman 10.50
Calvin Schlieve 22.50
Don Rieger 20.25
Don Vetsch 22.50
Frank Mosser 16.50
Gene Reidinger 30.00
Jason Lee 12.00
James Wang 15.00
Kate Johnson 16.50
Louise Olson 15.75
Lynn Hoffert 24.00
Ralph Olson 13.12
Ronald Smith 16.50
Steven Cartier 10.50
Terry Schwab 22.50
Distribution of Entities 29,967.27
Co Agent $1,032.32
Emergency Disaster 846.69
VSO 758.61
Co General 29,603.02
Social Services 28,483.98
Co Road 38,929.54
A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Hvinden, for the road to increase rates charged 20%. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to transfer $33,800.00 from the Highway Tax Fund, $16,200.00 from the 5 Mill Fund, $24,000.00 from the State Revenue Sharing Fund, and $40,000.00 from the General Fund to the Road and Bridge Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Brown, to allow a $50.00 per month increase in wages to all full-time county general and road employees, elected officials and department heads for the year 2006. All part-time county general and road employees and department heads will receive a pro-rated share of the increase. The amount of the increase in wages allocated to social welfare employees will be the equivalent of $50.00 per month per employee with the part-time employees’ share pro-rated. The Benson County Social Service director will be responsible for distributing the total lump sum allocated to the social welfare department among the employees as he deems appropriate. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to approve the 2006 Benson County Transportation budget. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Brown, to approve the 2006 county budget. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.
Bonnie Erickson
Benson County Auditor
Jason Lee
(Publish Oct. 26, 2005)

Pursuant to North Dakota Century Code 38-18.1-06 Notice of lapse of mineral interest is provided to the Record Owners of the mineral interests as follows:
Record owners: Norris Gresdahl and Mabel Gresdahl; Ernest L. Elverud, also known as Ernest Elverud, and Deloris Elverud.
Description to the following tracts or parcels of land lying and being in the County of Benson, State of North Dakota, described as follows, to-wit:
N?SE?-22 and S?NW?-23-156-68
N?SE?-22 and SW? and S?NW?-23-156-68
Person giving the notice: Reginald G. Urness, Record Title Owner.
Dated this 5th day of October, 2005.
-s-Reginald G. Urness
Reginald G. Urness
Subscribed and sworn to and before me this 5th day of October, 2005.
-s- J.E. Widdel, Jr.
J.E. Widdel, Jr.
Notary Public
(Publish Oct. 26 & Nov. 2 & 9, 2005)

The North Viking and Viking Parsonage Committee is asking for bids to replace windows, siding and insulation in the parish parsonage located at
206 McKinley Ave., Maddock, ND. Labor must be included in the bid package.
Specifications are available from Joyce Rasmussen or Jean Mosser in Maddock or call 701-438-2438 Monday through Friday. Leave a message so the call can be returned.
Bids should be sent to Joyce Rasmussen, PO Box 208, Maddock, ND 58348-0208 on or before November 14, 2005 at 5 p.m.
The committee holds the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids.
(Publish Oct. 26 & Nov. 2, 2005)

September 12, 2005
The Leeds City Council met in regular session on September 12, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. at the Leeds City Hall. Present were Mayor Dennis Paulson and Aldermen Loren Lunde, Lloyd Himle and Calvin Schlieve. Also present were John Brossart Jr. and Debbie Tracy.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Dennis Paulson. The first order of business was the appointment of Debbie Tracy to fill the council seat left vacant by Kenneth Bischoff. Nomination was made by Cal Schlieve, seconded by Loren Lunde. All were in favor and the motion carried. Committees will be reorganized at a later date.
A motion was made by Alderman Schlieve to allow a raffle permit for the Leeds Community Center. Alderman Lunde seconded. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Alderman Debbie Tracy to appoint Ellen Huffman as city assessor. Alderman Schlieve seconded. The motion carried.
The tree in front of the Catholic Church was discussed, as it had lost a large branch in the last windstorm. Discussion was based on whether or not it is a city responsibility. The city auditor will speak with the city attorney regarding this matter.
Tom Sabo will be asked to return his keys to the city building.
The city auditor is to inform Rex Armstrong that his hedge needs to be cut back due to visibility issues at that corner.
A motion was made by Alderman Himle to sign the contract with All Seasons Water to have accessibility to the city from rural water in case of an emergency. Alderman Lunde seconded. The motion carried.
Mike O’Brien asked to purchase the property directly west of his place which is owned by the city. The council agreed to sell the property to Mr.
O’Brien for $50. The motion was made by Alderman Debbie Tracy and seconded by Alderman Himle. The motion carried. This property is all of Block 2, Rulands Addition to the City of Leeds.
Janelle Engstrom has asked to annex into the city the property formerly owned by John Thornberg. She has also cleared it with the council to have city sewer service come to the property at such time as the annexation is official and the city has agreed that she may choose to use rural water supplied by All Seasons Water on said property rather than city water access. The motion was made by Alderman Cal Schlieve and seconded by Alderman Loren Lunde to allow her to access All Seasons Water for said property. The motion carried.
City attorney Bill Hartl will be asked to compose a letter to John Brossart regarding his job description, overtime and pay to go into effect on October 1, 2005.
The city auditor was asked to get in contact with Les Sigette of ND Rural Water to do some checking and monitoring of city water. It was also decided by the council to change the sites that water samples are taken from. The city auditor will contact Bismarck to see what has to be done in order to arrange this.
A motion was made by Alderman Debbie Tracy to disconnect the city phone line at Tom Sabo’s residence. Alderman Lunde seconded. The motion carried.
The catch basin near Bob Kjosa’s needs to be checked out.
A motion to pay city bills was made by Alderman Schlieve, seconded by Alderman Himle. The motion carried. City bills are as follows:
Tammy Urness $540.10
John Brossart, Jr. 535.27
Tammy Urness 32.32
Benson Co. Farmers Press 96.99
Lexis Nexis 40.50
Hoiberg’s 113.64
Dinn Brothers 70.92
Dakota Web Composers 60.00
BNSF 10.00
UCB Insurance Agency 2,889.00
Tamie Brossart $40.36
State Disbursement Unit 100.00
Chad’s Amoco 40.25
L & H Plumbing 162.50
Paulson Supply $54.45
Diane Hoffmann $138.23
Diane Hoffmann 147.76
Larson Implement $66.78
Hawkins 403.62
ND Health Lab 72.00
Durbin Excavating 2,920.64
One Call Concepts 8.19
Northern Water Works 685.23
Northern Plains Electric 410.98
Chad’s Amoco 127.77
Postmaster 74.00
Northern Plains Electric $34.63
Chad’s Amoco 694.90
Northern Plains Electric $234.31
Chad’s Amoco $53.95
The other bills paid in September are as follows:
John Brossart Jr. $1,143.31
NDTC 96.66
Leeds EDC 825.00
Otter Tail Power Co. 802.25
Dalgleish Sporting 9.87
United Community Bank 462.14
United Community Bank $261.78
United Community Bank $11.64
Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00
United Community Bank $24.48
Leeds Airport Authority $107.42
Cellular One $8.98
Cellular One $8.98
Otter Tail Power Co. 319.40
Cellular One $8.96
Otter Tail Power Co. 65.71
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
Tammy Urness
City Auditor
Dennis Paulson

October 11, 2005
A regular meeting of the Maddock School Board was held on October 11, 2005 at 5 p.m. Present were President David Swanson, Chris Lauinger, Linda Ellingson, David Kenner, Superintendent Brian Bubach, Principals Penny Leier and Kim Anderson and Business Manager Brenda Fossen. Mavis Maloney was a guest.
A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the minutes of September 13, the General Fund bills totaling $28,666.80, Building Fund bills totaling $1,966.08, food service and activities reports. Motion carried.
Acme Electric $520.46
Kim Anderson 200.00
Avaya, Inc 48.07
Barnes & Noble 107.72
Benson Co Farmers Press 216.36
Blow’s Sew N Vac 13.74
Border States Electric 104.40
Brenco Corporation 3.40
Brown & Saenger 44.20
Budget Text 142.40
CARE Medical 22.50
Cenex 104.82
City of Maddock 3,636.39
Ed Helper 199.90
Edutech 712.50
Issac Engels 184.00
Farmers Union Oil 5,635.27
Food Service Fund 124.64
Gaffaney’s 947.36
Gerrells 24.70
Gopher 333.50
Grand Forks Herald 8.00
Gus’s Auto 68.94
Harcourt Brace 251.22
Harlow’s Bus Sales 562.51
Health Dimensions Rehab 4,032.00
Mary Hoffner 182.25
Home of Economy 37.97
HomeTown Grocery 4.35
Information Technology
Dept 169.09
Kanzelman Repair 25.00
Penny Leier 33.75
Mac’s, Inc 41.89
Mavis Maloney 122.50
Rachel Markestad 96.24
Mathcounts 80.00
McGraw-Hill 214.58
Menards 49.99
NDCEL 775.00
ND Independent Study 1,083.80
NESC 1,000.00
Palmer Odden 65.00
Ralph Olson 18.00
Pearce & Durick 1,420.97
Pearson Education 364.59
Pellets 53.35
Quill 149.07
Joleen Risovi 16.03
Schaffer Mfg 145.35
Scholastic, Inc 79.45
Schwan Wholesale 247.95
Simplex 709.00
Stein Chemical 130.88
Strongs Lock & Safe 11.50
Successful Farming 39.95
Supreme School Supply 22.47
Technology Learning Co-op 2,500.00
Thrifty White Drug 23.53
Twete, Inc 456.39
UPS 43.57
Terry Yri 4.14
Greenburg Roofing 1,996.08
Principals’ reports were reviewed.
Discussion was held on repairs to the coal furnace. Repairs will be necessary for the heat exchange unit of the oil furnace. Mr. Bubach is getting estimates.
A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the first reading of Title I policies Parental Involvement and Parent Compact. On roll call vote, all were in favor.
It was decided to continue the review of the district policy manual in January.
The NDSBA convention and law seminar will be held Oct. 27-29.
Also discussed was the wellness policy, which will be developed through the JPA and the ESM lawsuit.
The next regular meeting will be November 8 at 5 p.m.
The meeting adjourned.
Brenda Fossen
Business Manager
These minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.

The North Central Planning Council will conduct a public hearing on November 4, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. in the meeting room at the Memorial Building in Devils Lake, ND to receive input on housing and non-housing community development needs for the 2006 Action Plan. The CDBG Distribution Statement for the region will also be discussed.
The Action Plan for the year 2006 serves as the state’s grant application for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME, and Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) programs. The Action Plan contains the program descriptions that describe how these programs will be delivered in the year 2006.
The public is encouraged to attend the public hearing to learn about the region’s Program Distribution Statement and to provide input on needs throughout the region. At a later date, the public will be invited to obtain a copy of the draft plan and to provide written comments. For more information contact Richard Anderson, North Central Planning Council, PO Box 651, Devils Lake, ND 58301.
(Publish Oct. 26, 2005)

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)

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