MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL
November 7, 2005
A regular meeting of the Maddock City Council was held on November 7, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. at the council chambers. Members present to answer roll call were Mayor Kevin Winson, Marilyn Allan, Mark Finley and Rodney Maddock.
Absent was Wayne Knatterud.
Rodney Maddock made a motion to approve the minutes of the October meeting.
Mark Finley seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Bills were audited. Mark Finley moved to approve the bills. Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Employees’ Wages $516.83
Waste Management of ND,
Foss Trenching 645.00
Border States Elec Supply
Cutler-Magner Co, Inc 2,279.78
Northern Plains Elec, Inc 16,335.31
American Public Power Assn 500.00
Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Inc 1,939.44
Hawkins Chemical, Inc 454.00
Maddock EDC 250.00
Maddock EDC 225.00
Benson Co Farmers Press 60.39
Maddock Mini Mart 258.85
Penworthy Co 35.03
Gus’s Auto Parts, Inc 164.13
Farmers Union Oil Co 1,576.36
Frank L. Mosser 78.20
Keith Winson 56.90
Priscilla Backstrom 14.36
ND One Call 7.02
Northern Water Works 821.92
Clute Office Equipment, Inc 1,398.60
Ag Resources 178.68
Western Area Power Adm 3,070.85
ND League of Cities 92.50
Surplus Property of North
HomeTown Grocery, LLC 17.57
ND Pollution & Control
LexisNexis Matthew Bender 200.70
Black Mountain Software, Inc 1,179.00
Fargo Water Equipment, Inc 1,326.12
Do It Best Hardware 21.98
Certex Concrete Products
West, Inc 1,553.29
Ramkota Hotel 140.00
Hancock Concrete Products,
Frank Mosser reported that the water and sewer lines were run to the Multi-Purpose Building and the power service will be dug in on Tuesday.
Keith Winson was present. It was noted he was injured at the water plant where he slipped on snow and ice. He will miss work for a week. Also the accident report involving Winson and Tyler Schell was reviewed. The city’s insurance will repair the vehicle as it was determined both were in the wrong.
Joe Schulty of MEI in Bismarck was present to discuss the electric rate study he conducted. He presented rate comparisons and ideas on adjusting the rates. More information will be reviewed at the December meeting.
Ann Sears was present to submit a proposal in regards to opening an off sale in the south side of the grocery store. The off sale would have an outside door. Information was sent to the city attorney. Further discussion will take place in December.
The 2005 budget was amended to cover the $100,000 expended for the Multi-Purpose Building. Rodney Maddock moved to approve the amendment. Mark Finley seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Marilyn Allan moved the city of Maddock, after 13 years, should withdraw one-half of the CD pledge it has set aside for the Central Dakota Cattle Co-op, leaving the other $50,000 for collateral. Mark Finley seconded the motion. Motion carried.
There being no further business, on motion made and seconded, the meeting was adjourned.
Jean A. Mosser
These minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.
(Publish Nov. 16, 2005)
LIVESTOCK BRAND RENEWAL
All livestock brands registered in North Dakota will expire January 1, 2006 according to North Dakota Century Code 36-09-10. Present brand owners have the right to re-record their previously recorded brands beginning July 1, 2005.
“Failure to re-record any previously recorded livestock brand or mark on or before January 1, 2006 is deemed an absolute abandonment of the previously recorded livestock brand or mark.” N. D. C. C. 36-09-10.
More than 22,000 renewal notices were mailed in July by the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association. The NDSA is requesting that all brand owners update their addresses so that they receive their notices.
MINUTES OF MEETING
ESMOND CITY COUNCIL
November 7, 2005
A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was held November 7, 2005 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman, council members Ron Lauinger, June Olson and Eris Hoffner and city auditor Misti Arnold. Absent was Walter Norman.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Eris Hoffner made a motion to accept the minutes as read. June Olson seconded. Motion carried.
Bills were presented. Ron Lauinger made a motion to pay the bills. June Olson seconded. Motion carried. Bills approved are as follows:
Terry Schwab $404.43
Sylvester Hoffner 180.09
Misti Arnold 554.10
ND Telephone Co. 52.64
Otter Tail Power Co. 434.86
Benson Co. Farmers Press 37.82
Waste Management 1,246.91
Misti Arnold 46.00
Farmers Union Oil Co. 1,254.10
Internal Revenue Service 602.44
Gavin Foss 165.00
Esmond Park Board 83.24
Eco Lab 132.50
ND League of Cities 189.00
The water tower contract with Maguire Iron, Inc. was reviewed. Ron Lauinger made a motion to accept the contract. June Olson seconded. Motion carried A bid for the emergency response bags for the Esmond Ambulance Service was discussed. These bags will be purchased with the remainder of the grant money from the Department of Homeland Security. June Olson made a motion to accept the bid to purchase the bags. Eris Hoffner seconded. Motion carried.
The next city council meeting will be held December 5 at 7 p.m.
June Olson moved to adjourn, seconded by Eris Hoffner. The meeting adjourned.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD
November 8, 2005
A regular meeting of the Maddock School Board was held on November 8, 2005 at 5 p.m. Present were President David Swanson, Becky Brandvold, Chris Lauinger, Linda Ellingson, David Kenner, Superintendent Brian Bubach, Principals Penny Leier and Kim Anderson and Business Manager Brenda Fossen.
Vanessa Peters and Mavis Maloney were guests.
A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Brandvold, to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Lauinger, to approve the minutes of October 11, the General Fund bills totaling $19,958.61, food service and activities reports. Motion carried.
Acme Electric $587.86
Alton’s Bulk Service 309.55
American Woodworker 23.98
Barnes & Noble 47.88
Benson Co Farmers Press 103.10
Benson Co Schoolmasters 100.00
Blow’s Sew N Vac 153.81
Border States Electric 287.38
Carson Delosa Publishing 58.87
City of Maddock 3,203.72
Classroom Connect 59.00
Comfort Suites 211.00
Days Inn 279.24
Decker Equipment 75.95
Devils Lake Paint & Glass 46.00
Erling Faleide 47.48
Fargo Pipe Fittings 219.09
Farmers Union Oil 4,886.64
Brenda Fossen 125.00
Gus’s Auto 78.17
Harlow’s Bus Sales 1,611.20
HomeTown Grocery 28.71
Johnson Clinic 87.00
Johnson’s Plumbing &
Flo Kallenbach 25.01
Penny Leier 106.25
Russ Miller 450.00
Nature’s Pavilion 48.64
ND Surplus Property 238.50
Nelson International 19.52
Pearce & Durick 437.50
Popplers Music, Inc. 325.41
Positive Promotions 86.01
Ramkota Inn 161.00
Joleen Risovi 25.96
Emil Schoenfish, CPA 2,040.00
Scholastic Books 118.95
Schwan Wholesale 200.75
Seven Seas Inn 88.00
Signs Today 232.00
Thomson Learning 162.33
World Book 36.40
Principals’ reports were reviewed.
Discussion was held on parent-teacher conferences, the Artist-in-Residence Program, and the North Dakota assessment tests.
Substitute teacher salaries were compared with area schools.
Mr. Bubach informed the board of oil furnace repair options with accompanying bids. The first consideration is how much should the district spend on a secondary heating unit when the coal furnace, the primary unit, will also need extensive repairs soon. It was decided to keep the oil furnace functional as a back-up only with minimal repair and seek bids for the coal furnace this summer.
A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Lauinger, to approve the second reading of the Title I policies Parent Involvement and Parent Compact. On roll call vote, all were in favor.
A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Brandvold, to approve the first readings of amended policy BIBA, Patron Complaints and BIBA.E, Patron Complaint Form to comply with federal programs requirements. On roll call vote, all were in favor.
Mr. Bubach stated that he has received information to draft a rental agreement for the city’s Multi-Purpose Building and will be seeking additional information from an area school that also rents space in a similar situation. A legal review would be paid from the rental budget.
A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Lauinger, to accept the 2004-05 audit presented by Emil Schoenfish, CPA. On roll call vote, all were in favor.
Topics of the NDSBA convention and law seminar were discussed.
The next regular meeting will be December 13 at 5 p.m.
The meeting adjourned.
These minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.
(Publish Nov. 16, 2005)MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD September 19, 2005 A regular meeting of the Minne-waukan Board of Education was called to order by Chairman David Ambers on September 19, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. Also present were Corey Erickson, Randy Thompson, Terry Yri, Supt. Myron Jury, Ron Carlson and Dianne Mikkelson. Laura Every and Jean Callahan were absent.
Additions to the agenda were kindergarten and sub pay. Yri made a motion to approve the agenda with additions. Erickson seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Yri made a motion to approve the minutes of the August 2005 meeting.
Thompson seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Thompson made a motion to approve the bills for payment. Yri seconded the motion. Motion carried GENERAL FUND
Advanced Business Methods $490.00
American Family Insurance 2,484.01
Blue Cross Blue Shield ND 3,988.70
Buckle Down Publishing 637.45
Judy Buckmier 69.57
Mike Callahan 625.00
Mike Callahan 195.00
Cellular One 49.73
Chad’s Amoco, Inc 26.70
City of Minnewaukan 384.64
Dell Marketing 2,296.00
Dept of Public Instruction 70.00
Devils Lake C & F Tire
Devils Lake Journal 89.00
Devils Lake Park Board 7.00
Dick Blick 427.06
Doublewood Inn-Fargo 50.00
Bonnie Erickson 138.32
Farmers Union Oil 4.85
Gouldings Oil & Propane 2,171.10
Lavae Haaland 218.33
Harcourt, Inc 857.28
Hartley’s School Buses 32,000.00
Hasse Plumbing & Heating,
Ken Heck 60.00
Houghton Mifflin 685.46
JW Pepper & Son, Inc 95.00
Jamestown Public Schools 261.94
Jemstone Auto Glass, Inc 237.40
Lake Lumber, Inc 58.88
Lake Region State College 864.46
Lake Region State College 3,457.84
LaMotte’s Paint & Glass
Mac’s, Inc 9.98
Dianne Mikkelson 156.25
Miss Hoopster 12.00
NAPA Auto Parts 2,461.78
NCA CASI Office 230.00
ND Telephone Co 386.11
Otter Tail Power Co 858.25
Pearson Education 1,843.69
The Pizza Ranch 63.16
Platinum Plus for Business 2,244.16
Popplers Music, Inc 121.53
Riverside Publishing 34.61
Scholastic, Inc 14.70
Scholastic Equipment Co 219.95
School Specialty 116.65
Staloch Insurance 396.00
Stein’s, Inc 190.36
Supreme School Supply Co 27.24
Surplus Property 35.00
The Mailbox 59.90
Thomson Learning 376.42
TIME For Kids 64.44
United Art & Education 208.16
Viking Office Products 1,336.55
Weekly Reader Corp 516.61
Woodwind & Brasswind 123.56
Workforce Safety & Ins 3,411.14
Zaner Bloser 566.23
Zimmerman Contracting, Inc 235.20
Randy Deckert $185.20
Maddock School Dist 9 373.98
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co 2,046.25
Rolla High School 75.00
School Spirit 103.58
Schwan Wholesale Co 199.30
Darren Sheldon 164.25
Bernard Food Industries, Inc $240.12
BW Fargo Doublewood Inn 50.00
Dakota Food Equipment 441.92
Flavor Wear 248.83
Food Services of America 3,610.94
Interstate Brands Corp 220.24
Meadow Sweet Dairy 710.38
Platinum Plus for Business 120.32
Donna Smith 29.82
Roadking Inn-Columbia Mall 50.00
Schwan Wholesale, Inc 1,172.50
US Foodservice 3,096.03
Wholesale Supply Co 1,188.58
Erickson made a motion to approve the financial reports. Thompson seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Discussion was held on the science teacher, buses and bus routes, enrollment numbers, installation of playground equipment, tuition payment to Maddock, tuition waivers, and supper meeting at the school.
Yri made a motion to raise the substitute teacher pay to $80 per day plus mileage. Roll call vote was taken with all members present voting yes.
Every was absent. Motion carried.
Erickson made a motion to hire a kindergarten teacher with administrative suggestions. Thompson seconded the motion. Roll call vote was taken with all members present voting yes. Every was absent. Motion carried.
The principals gave their reports.
The next meeting will be held on October 17, 2005 at 5:30 p.m.
Thompson made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Yri seconded the motion.
Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8 p.m.
(Publish Nov. 16, 2005)
MINUTES OF MEETING
MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL
November 8, 2005
A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held November 8, 2005 at 6 p.m. at the Minnewaukan Senior Citizens Community 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 and Steve Huffman.
Peterson moved that the minutes of the October 11 meeting be approved. Lund seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Motis to void check 8106. Carlson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
Nord asked if the city could remove the tractor from the fire hall, stating that there is a state law requiring that the second ambulance be placed in a heated building. The council felt that the tractor was of vital importance to the city and should be kept in the fire hall. Lund questioned the reason for a second ambulance. Nord asked if the city could donate land for a new building. A suggestion was made that the fire department look into renting a heated garage to store the truck.
A motion was made by Carlson and seconded by Lund to accept the ND Department of Commerce grant in the amount of $1,500. The grant money will be used to produce Minnewaukan brochures. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Lund and seconded by Motis to accept the RC&D grant in the amount of $500. The grant money will be used for WDAZ advertising and Web site updates. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Motis and seconded by Lund to sponsor a Minnewaukan promotion by WDAZ in the amount of $157 for 48 spots over the next six months. The motion carried unanimously.
The council has agreed to keep the current rate of coverage from the North Dakota Bond Bank in the amount of $125,000.
A motion was made by Peterson to send a bill to Steve Chase for the lost property tax revenue on parcel #45-2-11101-6, south ? lots 1-4 E2 of lot 5, block 5. Chase purchased these lots from the city in 2000 but did not file the deed until 2005. The council agreed that when the payment is received, the city will forward the money to the county for distribution.
A motion was made by Lund to clarify that V. Backstrom accrues sick leave at the rate of one day per month and can accrue up to 60 days. This motion is retroactive back to 1985 as previously approved by the council on May 5, 1986. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Peterson to give Shane Monda a 30-day extension to remove the fuel tank located on his property. Monda explained that removing the tank at the present time would create a hardship for his business.
Carlson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
Carlson asked that the council review the possibility of a home rule charter at the December meeting. The reason for implementing the home rule charter is so the city could collect additional sales tax. The council agreed.
The weed board has asked if the city has any space to rent for chemical storage. A possibility would be to rent some space on the former railroad property near the elevator. Motis questioned how much chemical would be stored there.
The council asked that a letter be sent to the Foxes asking them to remove disabled vehicles from the city street.
A report was made to the council regarding RV’s that may be dumping raw sewage onto the ground. The ordinance will be sent to the property owners.
A motion was made by Peterson to purchase six street signs. Three of the poles that are needed will be donated by council members. Motis seconded.
The motion carried unanimously.
The council asked that a notice be given asking people to remove the boats and trailers from the street.
Chemical prices were questioned by Motis.
Motis moved to pay all bills. Peterson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
Huffman, S. 699.50
Otter Tail Power Co. 771.21
Waste Management 3,018.75
Every, Laura 300.00
Benson Co. Farmers Press 108.42
Frith & Steffan 50.00
Halverson Motor Sports 242.36
Lake Lumber 25.65
ND League of Cities 245.00
Otter Tail Power Co. 154.26
Park Board 323.26
Quill Office Products 169.98
Schwan Wholesale 51.70
Staloch Insurance 9.00
Otter Tail Power Co. 577.57
Lannie Simonson Building 675.60
Staloch, A. 250.00
Backstrom, V. $129.60
Bismarck Ramkota Hotel 70.00
Expressway Inn 49.95
Hawkins Chemical 2,693.55
Home of Economy 75.87
Honest Abe’s 11.50
Northern Plains Electric 330.26
Otter Tail Power Co. 136.45
US Postal Service 148.00
Motis moved to adjourn. Lund seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
Laura J. Weed
Curtis A. Yri
MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD
November 21, 2005 – 6:30 p.m.
I. Call to order
II. Additions to and approval of agenda
III. Delegations and communications. A. Opportunity for public to speak; B.
Opportunity for parental input on "Policy to Assure Indian Parent and Tribal Input." Review of the policy on Indian parent input.
IV. Reading and approval of the minutes
V. Presentation of bills
VI. Reports. A. General Fund; B. Special Fund; C. Hot lunch; D. Capital projects VII. Old business. A. Playground equipment installation postponed to spring; B. Phy ed curriculum report; C. CTBS testing (done) VIII. New business. A. Crisis Response Plan; B. Microsoft vouchers; C.
Audit In Progress; D. School improvement visitation; E. Superintendent’s evaluation IX. Principals’ reports X. Next meeting date and time XI. Adjournment (Publish Nov. 16, 2005)
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