12/21/2005 – Public Notices


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN DISTRICT COURT, BENSON COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA.
In the Matter of the Estate of Theodore M. Mattson, Sr., 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 Corlis Anderson, personal representative of the estate, at 2501 Lowry Ave NE E-28, Minneapolis, MN 55418, or filed with the court.
Dated this 7th day of October, 2005.
-s-Corlis Anderson
Corlis Anderson
Personal Representative
James P. Wang
Main Street East
PO Box 211
Minnewaukan, ND 58351
Attorney for Estate
First publication on the 7th day of December, 2005.
(Publish Dec. 7, 14 & 21, 2005)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
ESMOND CITY COUNCIL
December 5, 2005
A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was held December 5, 2005 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman and council members June Olson, Eris Hoffner and city auditor Misti Arnold.
Absent were Walter Norman and Ron Lauinger.
Minutes of the previous minutes were read. June Olson made a motion to accept the minutes as read. Eris Hoffner seconded. Motion carried.
Bills were presented. Eris Hoffner made a motion to pay the bills. June Olson seconded. Motion carried. Bills approved are as follows:
Terry Schwab $392.58
Misti Arnold 554.10
Estagen Zimmerman 455.00
Ron Lauinger 275.00
June Olson 325.00
Eris Hoffner 275.00
Walter Norman 100.00
ND Telephone Co. 52.64
Otter Tail Power Co. 432.71
Benson Co. Farmers Press 33.55
Waste Management 1,246.91
Grove Diggers 1,325.00
North Dakota Water 100.00
Discussion was held on the dumpground, new water meters and the city auditorium. Action on these items was tabled until January 2, 2006.
The next city council meeting will be held January 2, 2006 at 7 p.m.
June Olson moved to adjourn, seconded by Eris Hoffner. The meeting adjourned.
Misti Arnold
City Auditor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
LEEDS CITY COUNCIL
November 7, 2005
The Leeds City Council met in regular session November 7, 2005 at 6:30 p.m.
at the Leeds City Hall. Present were council members Lloyd Himle, Cal Schlieve and Loren Lunde. Mayor Dennis Paulson and council member Debbie Tracy were absent. John Brossart Jr. was also present.
Council president Lloyd Himle called the meeting to order.
First order of business was to have the second reading of the amendment to Section 14 of Ordinance 144 to include that premises may, with 90-day advance approval of the city council of Leeds, be permitted to remain open until 2 a.m. on special occasions. Roll call vote: ayes – Cal Schlieve, Loren Lunde and Lloyd Himle; nays – none; absent were Dennis Paulson and Debbie Tracy.
There was a motion to give 15% of the revenue sharing to the Leeds Park Board in the amount of $505.37.
The city auditor is to put notices in the Benson County Farmers Press regarding abandoned vehicles and a disclaimer regarding the cleaning of streets and damage to mailboxes and paper boxes. The auditor is also to send a notice to Perry King regarding the leaves piled along his fence.
This is a follow-up to a few months ago when Tom Sabo was asked to speak with Mr. King regarding this matter. The city auditor is to call Alan McKay regarding another complaint of property owned by Duane Peiler which is falling into disrepair.
Clarence Nelsen requested by phone that the council consider selling him the lots directly behind (to the west) the trailer court. The council offered to sell the property to him for a total of $200 for the five and a half lots, one with hookups.
The lease with Ritterman Trucking for the blade will be the same as last year.
Discussion has held regarding John Brossart’s hours and weekend hours. He says the water plant needs to be checked on weekends. The council tabled any decision on this until next month when the full council is present. It was suggested that he check the water plant on weekends then take a half day off during the week to keep hours at 40 per week.
A motion to approve the October minutes as read was made by Alderman Schlieve and seconded by Alderman Lunde. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Alderman Lunde to pay the November bills. Alderman Schlieve seconded. The motion carried. Bills approved for payment are as
follows:
Salaries $2,146.57
ND Telephone Co. 32.53
CellularOne 26.78
Leeds EDC 825.00
Otter Tail Power Co. 1,238.70
Postmaster 3.27
United Community Bank 2,868.00
United Community Bank 681.00
Leeds Airport Authority 39.42
State Tax Commissioner 123.48
Job Service North Dakota 146.33
Postmaster 29.42
Mystery Guild 34.45
Doubleday 92.89
Upstart 27.10
Leeds Cemetery 1,090.00
Northern Water Works 2,148.05
Benson Co. Farmers Press 99.43
Hawkins 405.67
One Call Concepts 10.53
Dakota Web Composers 60.00
Northern Plains Electric 772.23
Tracy’s Market 26.50
Larson Implement 60.93
B&H Oil 204.89
Houim Contracting 3,185.00
Leeds Ambulance Service 2,473.25
Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00
Postmaster 74.00
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
Tammy Urness
City Auditor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
LEEDS CITY COUNCIL
December 5, 2005
The Leeds City Council met in regular session December 5, 2005 at 6:30 p.m.
at the Leeds City Hall. Present were Mayor Dennis Paulson and council members Cal Schlieve, Lloyd Himle and Loren Lunde. Absent was Debbie Tracy.
Also present were John Brossart Jr., Wanda and Raphael Keller, Perry King and attorney Bill Hartl.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to renew CD 11386 for six months.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to water sample test sites.
Abandoned vehicles were discussed. Cowboy’s Towing will be contacted and attorney Hartl will send a letter.
A letter from Leeds School Superintendent Joel Braaten was discussed at length. The city will look into it.
An estimate on transmission work needed on the city pickup was received from Chad’s Amoco.
Perry King visited with the council on a notice he received dealing with the leaves piled in his yard. They are contained to one area for use as compost which he plans to use in the spring. The council was in favor of this and the issue was resolved.
Wanda and Raphael Keller discussed amendment to Ordinance 144 allowing a 2 a.m. bar closing on special occasions. They also visited with the council about a prior decision to have the bars pay a $100 deposit for special occasions for cleanup purposes.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to grant a special beer and liquor license to KJ’s, Inc.
The final reading of the amendment to Ordinance 144, Section 14, to include that premises may, with 90-day advance approval of the city council of the city of Leeds, be permitted to remain open until 2 a.m. on special occasions. Roll call vote: ayes – Dennis Paulson, Cal Schlieve, Lloyd Himle and Loren Lunde; nays – none; absent was Debbie Tracy.
A snow removal complaint from Howard Quammen to several council members was discussed. It was determined that no discrimination is noted in this situation. City snow removal is only from the roadways and road rights-of-way for all residents and does not include personal driveways.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to pay all bills. Bills approved for payment are as follows:
Salaries $4,358.82
Leeds EDC 825.00
Leeds Park Board 505.37
Chad’s Amoco 393.20
Thompson Bale 68.45
CellularOne 26.78
ND Telephone Co. 53.95
Otter Tail Power Co. 1,254.80
United Community Bank 639.98
Leeds Airport Authority 152.82
Diane Hoffmann 290.23
Doubleday 60.84
Derek Paulson 90.00
Benson Co. Farmers Press 68.67
Dakota Web 60.00
Hoiberg’s 289.22
Benson Co. Highway Dept. 284.48
B&H Oil 298.19
Northern Plains Electric 814.97
L&H Plumbing 457.50
Hawkins 274.64
One Call 4.68
Durbin Excavating 1,155.00
Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
Tammy Urness
City Auditor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL BOARD
October 5, 2005
A regular meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held October 5, 2005 at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building. Present were Erich Longie, Lorraine McKay, Doug Yankton and Michael Alex. Derrick Dauphinais was absent. Others present were Stephanie Anderson and Wayne Trottier, Jr.
President Erich Longie called the meeting to order at 4:40 p.m.
Mr. Yankton moved to approve the agenda. Mr. Alex seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.
Ms. McKay moved to approve the consent agenda. Mr. Alex seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.
A cook position and a lead security position are vacant. Mr. Alex moved to approve the personnel report. Ms. McKay seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.
Ms. McKay moved to approve monthly expenditures. Mr. Alex seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.
Acme Electric $66.07
Ameripride Linen & Apparel 125.11
Anderson, Stephanie 198.75
ASCD 69.00
Auto Owners Insurance 125.13
Benson Co Farmers Press 486.79
Benson Co Schoolmasters 100.00
Bismarck Public School 1,123.30
Brown & Saenger 10.65
Brusven, Dennis 26.88
BW Doublewood Inn-Fargo 50.00
Cellular One 371.07
Center for Ed & Employ 154.95
Central Distribution 123.12
Comfort Inn 50.00
Dablow, Merita 70.00
Dakota Assemblies 450.00
Dakota Assemblies 300.00
Dauphinais, Derrick 498.75
Davidson, David 650.95
Dept of Public Instruction 140.00
Devils Lake Journal 468.00
Dick Blick Co 43.60
Discover Card 4,310.88
EduTech 150.00
Elgin School Supply 53.23
EMC Publishing 175.45
Expressway Suites-
Bismarck 552.06
Eye on Education 109.90
Fargo Forum 105.75
Fine Arts Construction Tech 352.99
First Impressions 167.50
Follett Ed Services 379.08
Fort Totten Public School 108.00
Gallagher, Lori 176.25
Glencoe/McGraw-Hill 4.97
Global Safety 84.50
Grand Forks Herald 89.70
Greene-Robertson, Nancy 18.01
Guy, Elaine 171.25
HE Everson Co 89.68
Haan Crafts 74.53
Hanson, Curt 78.75
Horizon Software Systems 1,000.00
Indian Country Today 53.00
Job Service ND 25.00
Johnson, Sandra 55.87
Johnston, Mark 250.50
Kmart 139.98
Laducer, Melvin 186.25
Laducer, Melvin 161.25
Lakota Journal 50.00
LBE & Associates, Inc 130.00
LEGO Education 14.00
Longie, Erich 273.75
Longie, George 200.00
Love & Logic Institute 107.00
Luis Cafe 95.50
Luis Cafe 72.00
Medical Technologies 257.32
MEDS-PDN 270.00
Menards 21.30
MidAmerica Books 856.59
Minot Daily News 198.00
Montana-Dakota Utilities 49.76
Movie Gallery 15.00
NAFIS 1,208.00
NAFIS 900.00
Native People Magazine 53.85
ND Pass Parents as
Teachers 30.00
ND Telephone Co 579.50
NDASBM 35.00
NDCEL 130.00
NDCEL 730.00
NDIEA 75.00
NDSBA 330.00
NDSBA 400.00
NDSBA 80.00
NDSNO 15.00
Nelson, Liz 177.50
Nelson, Liz 161.25
NES 8.32
Northeast Education
Services 291.67
Northern Plains Electric Co 83.00
NSBA 675.00
Office Innovations 2,921.00
Office Innovations 1,508.81
Office of the State Auditor 175.00
Oriental Trading Co 203.60
Paul’s Fort Totten Grocery 444.37
Paxton/Patterson 736.17
Pearce & Durick 700.00
Pizza Hut 31.13
Pizza Hut 30.00
Popplers Music 570.91
Postmaster 120.00
Prairie Learning Center 1,564.00
ProQuest 1,000.00
Pyramid School Prod 430.54
Quality Lease & Finance 1,090.83
QuesTech, Inc 9,100.00
Quill 196.66
Radio Shack 133.14
Radisson Hotel-Bismarck 495.00
Ramkota Hotel-Bismarck 198.00
Ramkota Hotel-Bismarck 100.00
Rediker Software, Inc 250.00
Reiman Publications 38.94
Reslock Printing 555.88
S & S Worldwide 54.54
Saari, Karen 161.25
SATCO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 380.38
School Health Corp 135.12
Schwan Wholesale Co 246.23
Science News 39.97
Scott Electric 21.95
Scott’s Music Stores, Inc 1,954.95
Sears 449.99
Software Unlimited 50.00
Spirit Lake Sioux Tribal Bd. 76.13
Spirit Lake Sioux Tribal Bd. 60.00
Sport Supply Group 168.44
Standard Stationery Supply 213.09
State Tax Commissioner 3,313.00
Steinmann, Merle 176.25
Steins, Inc 529.59
Stensli, Marte 1,118.70
Subway 62.43
Supreme School Supply 255.44
The Writing Company 54.95
Thomas Bus Sales 25.67
TJ’s Pizza 69.97
Toy Depot 173.60
Tracy’s Market 207.43
Tribal College Journal 34.00
Trottier, Wayne Jr 193.75
Volk Human Services, LLC 779.63
Volk Human Services, LLC 1,934.63
Wal-Mart Community 155.41
Warwick Public School 56.55
Warwick Public School 259.86
Well Nations Magazine 24.95
Whispering Wind 22.00
Workforce Safety & Ins 68.58
Workforce Safety & Ins 2,390.61
SUBTOTAL 61,912.78
STUDENT ACTIVITIES
Brady, Damon $775.00
Bull, Lawrence 215.00
Bull, Lawrence 775.00
Bull, Lawrence 352.00
Bull, Lawrence 905.00
Bull, Lawrence 100.00
BW Seven Seas 156.00
Coca-Cola Enterprises 191.25
Expressway Inn-Bismarck 239.75
Finley, Kevin 321.25
Gerrells of DL 1,037.68
Go-Fer Sanitation, LLP 230.00
Griggs County HS 40.00
Howard, Catherine 160.00
McIvor, Rob 130.00
McIvor, Rob 1,000.00
McIvor, Rob 96.00
McIvor, Rob 80.00
McIvor, Rob 144.00
Mertens, Danny 252.00
NDHSAA 21.00
Paul’s Grocery 80.04
Ploium, Corey 160.00
Schwan Wholesale Co 80.25
Sears 849.87
Select Therapy 37.15
Smith, Rick 500.00
Smith, Rick 25.22
Smith, Rick 153.75
Smith, Rick 500.00
Training Room, Inc 250.00
White Thunder, Inc 325.00
SUBTOTAL 10,182.21
TOTAL 72,094.99
Ms. McKay moved to approve accounts payable for September 2005. Mr. Yankton seconded. With four in favor and one 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. Yankton moved to approve the business manager’s job description as is and the superintendent’s job description with the additions. Ms. McKay seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.
Discussion was held regarding smoking on school grounds-alternative school, job descriptions, AYP meeting, travel concerns and NDIEA conference.
The board requested a report from the attendance officer be submitted monthly.
Mr. Yankton moved to approve the School Board Travel Policy and Advance Payment Policy. Ms. McKay seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.
Mr. Yankton moved to adjourn. Mr. Alex seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 5:30 p.m.
Stephanie Anderson
Clerk
Erich Longie
Board President


MINUTES OF
JOINT BOARD MEETING
FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT
TATE TOPA TRIBAL SCHOOL
October 19, 2005
A joint board meeting of the Fort Totten School District No. 30 and Tate Topa Tribal School was held October 19, 2005 at 12 noon in Ballroom A of the Spirit Lake Casino. Present were Doug Yankton, Derrick Dauphinais, Lorraine McKay, Erich Longie and Michael Alex. Also present were Stephanie Anderson, Wayne Trottier Jr., Gaillord Peltier, Lenore White Lightning, Stanley Cavanaugh, John Lohnes, Mona Chaske, E.J. Blue Earth, Paul Yankton, Lois Leben, Renita Delorme and Gail Dixon.
President Erich Longie called the meeting to order at 12:20 p.m.
Discussion was held regarding the occupancy of the Four Winds School. Mr.
Longie requested information or documents from the BIA stating the school was only built for K-8.
Mr. Longie exited the meeting at 12:38 p.m.
Mr. Dauphinais assumed the chairmanship of the meeting.
Discussion was held regarding the BIA facilities budget being cut. The purpose of this meeting was to develop clear policies of usage of facilities, such as open gym. Mr. Trottier stated the school has liability insurance.
Ms. McKay exited the meeting at 1:44 p.m.
The boards asked Ms. Blue Earth to write a usage policy and propose it to the boards.
Mr. Yankton moved to adjourn. Mr. Alex seconded. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 1:55 p.m.
Stephanie Anderson
Clerk
Erich Longie
President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD
November 15, 2005
A regular meeting of the Leeds School Board was held November 15, 2005 at 6 p.m. Present were Young, Swanson, Silliman, Larson, Bracken, Supt. Braaten, Principals Gullickson and Braaten and Business Manager Benson. Breanne Larson was a visitor.
Additions to the agenda were: 6. Correspondence and b) Letter from Breanne Larson and concerned patrons.
The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as written.
Mr. Braaten read a letter from Breanne Larson and concerned patrons regarding the full day, every day kindergarten. Mrs. Larson explained the position of the patrons on the issue and that they would like to be informed if discussion on the subject will be on an agenda at a future meeting.
Full day, every day kindergarten has just started. The program will be evaluated in the spring at the end of the school year and a report will be given to the board at that time.
As required by NDCC 15.1-07 section 1, the school will be holding a community meeting this spring to review the district’s Long Term Planning Process. The kindergarten program will be discussed at that time, along with future demographics, services and facilities.
The board reviewed the superintendent’s formative evaluation.
The board read a thank you from Tammy Urness, elementary girls’ basketball coach.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the financial reports for October, 2005 and the bills for payment.
GENERAL FUND
B&H Oil Co. $2,895.51
Benson Co. Farmers Press 148.08
Benson Co. Schoolmasters 100.00
Benson, Kathryn 180.00
Braaten, Carol 167.50
Braaten, Joel 210.00
Budgetext 101.15
Carolina Biological Supply 21.70
Chad’s Amoco, Inc. 537.58
Class of 2010 6.50
Clute Office Equipment 399.00
Computer Store, Inc. 6,443.94
Dacotah Paper Co. 489.80
Dakota Web Composers 60.00
Devils Lake Daily Journal 72.00
Dick Blick Company 698.56
Digital Office Centre 355.60
Division of Independent
Study 56.91
Farmers Union Oil Co. 332.65
Gaffaney’s, Inc. 432.47
Gerrells & Co. 97.73
Graybar Electric 58.34
H.W. Wilson Company 218.00
Haagenson, Lorin & Patty 151.20
Houim Tree Service 425.00
Hy-Z Wireless, Inc. 59.51
Johnson Clinic, PC 78.00
L&H Plumbing & Heating 340.20
Lake Lumber, Inc. 59.94
Lake Region Sheet Metal 2,271.13
Leapaldt, Gay 478.80
Leeds FFA Chapter 31.80
Leeds Hot Lunch 1,219.05
LRP Publications 265.00
Mac’s, Inc. 88.81
MedCenter One, Inc. 122.00
Menards – Grand Forks 35.23
Midland Hospital Supply 18.17
Mollers, Inc. 48.07
Moser, Sheila 47.54
Music In Motion 110.00
ND Telephone Co. 675.83
Nelson, Louise 26.25
Office Max 121.74
Oriental Trading Co. 87.45
Paulson Supply, Inc. 342.01
Pederson’s Portable Toilets 280.00
Pierce County Tribune 15.36
Popplers Music, Inc. 823.99
Praxair Distribution 15.90
Quill Corporation 24.46
Ramkota Hotel 593.00
Reliance Telephone
Systems 661.00
Rolle, Gary 6.50
Schwan Wholesale Co. 101.31
Simplex Time Recorder Co. 274.00
Stein’s, Inc. 157.69
Supreme School Supply Co. 40.78
Towner Co. Record Herald 9.99
Tracy’s Market 319.81
United Art & Education 848.74
USI, Inc. 143.78
Workforce Safety 250.00
Farm House Cafe 187.50
ITD 144.10
Minot Restaurant Supply 309.99
Postmaster 205.10
Sax Arts & Crafts 365.46
School Specialty, Inc. 45.45
NDSBA 200.00
Urness, Tammy 63.00
Otter Tail Power Co. 2,048.34
ND All State 120.00
ND ACDA 45.00
Verizon Wireless 23.60
Region IV Drama 50.00
Cando Insurance Agency 66.00
Minot State University 60.00
Jacobson, Lucia 197.50
Wal-Mart 38.47
CAPITAL PROJECTS (BUILDING)
Fargo Glass & Paint Co. $1,049.00
The board discussed hiring a security guard and other surveillance ideas including the possibility of implementing a curfew for school property.
Mr. Gullickson presented the high school principal’s report: parent-teacher conferences were attended by 88%; CTB testing is complete; 1-act play contest; and students of the quarter.
Congratulations to Lindsay Anderson on winning the state Class B girls cross-country, to Cody Biby for being named to the Class B second team as an all state defensive football player and to coaches Manley and Callahan for being named Region 5 Coaches of the Year.
Mrs. Braaten presented the elementary principal’s report: elementary boys’
basketball season has started; parent-teacher conferences were attended by 99%; there will be a lyceum on November 21; the elementary Christmas program will be December 8; and transition will take place this week from 3 day to 4 day kindergarten.
Mr. Braaten reported on the school law seminar topics: FERPA and student grades, hiring coaches and open meeting laws.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve hiring Robert Bollinger as assistant girls’ basketball coach.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve hiring KayCee Gronos as 7th and 8th grade girls’ basketball coach.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve hiring Daniel Herman as speech coach.
Mr. Braaten reported on the recent NESC meeting: calendar, grant writer and IVN scheduling.
The Title IV (Safe & Drug Free Schools and Communities) monitoring report was reviewed.
Mr. Braaten presented the superintendent’s report: vandalism/break-in on a weekend, possible future sports co-ops, Benson County Schoolmasters meeting, crisis response program, cheerleader advisor, cheerleading program and numbers for tryouts and the west parking lot is complete.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve shared duties of cheerleader advisors Jo Streyle and Jill Tarang.
The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 6 p.m.
before the concert.
The meeting adjourned.
Kathryn L. Benson
Business Manager
Linda Young
President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
OBERON CITY COUNCIL
November 7, 2005
The Oberon City Council met November 7, 2005 at 7 p.m. at the Oberon Community Center. Present were Mayor James Nelson and council members Pete Hager, Doug Schmid, Dale Stenberg and Eloise Ploium.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and unanimously approved on motion by Hager, seconded by Ploium.
A correction to the published minutes of October 3, 2005: Johan Hager sold some property to the Stenslands, not John Hager. These are two different people.
Bills were reviewed. Schmid moved to pay the bills. Stenberg seconded. The motion carried unanimously. Bills approved are as follows:
Traynor Law Office $114.00
Benson Co. Farmers Press 66.49
City of Oberon 102.00
Waste Management 909.17
State Auditor’s Office 200.00
Otter Tail Power Co. 307.16
ND Telephone Co. 62.12
City of Oberon 50.00
Wages 554.10
The council took the petition to remove from office three council members and the auditor to the city’s attorney. He said the petition was illegal and void.
Because Bob Stensland had petitioned to have a city audit, Augie Ternes from the state auditor’s office came to Oberon on October 11 to pick up the city books. He also viewed the petition to remove council members. He said the petition was not valid.
Following the October meeting, Bob Stensland contacted his relatives, telling them they did not have to pay their utility bills because there was no city council. When he became mayor he would wipe clean their delinquent bills. Bob returned his last bill sent out in October for water, sewer and garbage service saying the bill was no good. That is not true.
City of Oberon accounts receivable October 31, 2005 totaled $5,954.14.
Heidi Gardell and family and Derek Lewis moved into the house of the late Ted and Irma Mattson October 16, 2005. They have not paid the $50 deposit.
When they moved from the trailer house on 3rd Avenue they left a bill. The deposit from that place will be transferred to their bill.
On November 4, 2005 the city received the report of the City of Oberon Special Examination from the state auditor’s office. This was an independent accountant’s report on applying agreed upon procedures. The procedures were performed in accordance with the standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. No exceptions were found as a result of applying the procedure to the Oberon city books. Augie Ternes returned the books to Oberon on November 8, 2005.
Bob Stensland said he would pay for the audit if nothing wrong was found.
The bill was $876.
The city received a check for $900 on October 11 from the Webster American Legion Post for gaming at the bar in Oberon.
Karen Peterson came to the meeting to ask for applications for licenses.
Next meeting will be December 5, 2005 at 7 p.m.
There being no further business, Stenberg moved to adjourn, seconded by Ploium.
Ruth Buehler
City Auditor
James Nelson
Mayor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL
December 13, 2005
A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held December 13,
2005 at 5:30 p.m. at the Minnewaukan Senior Citizens Com-munity Center.
Present were Mayor Curt Yri and council members Richard Peterson, Mark Motis, Claudette Carlson and Cyndy Lund. Also present were city maintenance man Verdeen Backstrom, city auditor Laura Weed and librarian Cathy Burkhardsmeier. Citizens present were Cathy Nord, Steve Huffman, Lisa Wold, Mark and Julie Zillmer, Shelly Kallenbach and Jim Wang.
Peterson moved that the minutes of the November 8 meeting be approved. Lund seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
Concerning Benson County Housing, Wang stated that sometime in the early 70’s there was an agreement between BCH and the city to make pilot payments in lieu of property tax. This is so the tax is based on BCH revenue. The last payment made to the city was in 1993. Shelly asked that the council forgive the tax that should have been paid to the city and asked if the city would sign a new agreement. The council asked her to present an example of an agreement so the council could look it over. She refused saying that she had already spent too much time on this subject and was not willing to do so. The council asked if the housing board could be present at the January meeting. She was not sure if the board would. The amount of the pilot payment through October of 2005 is approximately $3,200.
Collin Evenson presented information to the council on "Heart of North Dakota Adventures" and "North Dakota Scenic Highways." He asked the council for a five-year endorsement. The council asked if there were any monies involved. Evenson said no, not at this time. A motion was made by Peterson to endorse the project. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Peterson for the purchase of a digital recorder. Price is about $130. Carlson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
Mark Zillmer, representing several citizens, presented a proposal to the council asking that the city take over the fish cleaning station. They felt that it would be easier for a city to obtain grant money rather than the Minnewaukan Community Club. The council felt they should approach the Minnewaukan Community Club first.
A motion was made by Lund to include in Precinct One the property that was annexed in 2005. Carlson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Peterson to renew the garbage CD for a term of 13 months. Carlson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Lund to accept the 2005 revised budget per exhibit B.
Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Carlson to appoint a charter commission. Lund seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Peterson to change the wording from "required" to "allowed" in the paragraph relating to employee meal periods. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
After reading a letter from Excel Construction, the council agreed that Excel should pay the remaining balance on its account. No changes will be made.
A motion was made by Peterson to give the employees the same amount as last year plus 10 percent. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
Other topics discussed were: a grant to purchase a search and rescue 4-wheeler, street signs, elevation of Main Street from the new highway, trimming bushes and trees so there is a seven-foot clearance on the sidewalks, cleaning the carpets in the FSA-Bank Building, tree grants, snow removal and vehicles that are not moved for snow cleaning equipment.
The meetings in January and February will be moved to the third Tuesday of each month. The meetings will start at 5:30 p.m.
A motion was made by Carlson to pay all bills. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously. Bills approved for payment are as follows:
FSA-BANK BUILDING FUND
Ameripride $56.35
Oddens’ 185.00
Otter Tail Power Co. 732.49
Huffman, S. 982.35
GARBAGE FUND
Waste Management $3,018.75
GENERAL FUND
Benson County Recorder
Bulie, K., CPA 2,800.00
Cenex 604.66
Benson Co. Farmers Press 100.04
Frith & Steffan 50.00
ND Telephone Co. 190.34
ND US 281 Assn. 50.00
Oddens’ 3.00
Otter Tail Power Co. 191.93
Quill 235.95
Yri, Curt 500.00
Payroll 1,291.65
Council Annual Payroll 4,456.57
STREET FUND
Benson Co. Highway Dept. $60.00
Otter Tail Power Co. 577.06
WATER FUND
CellularOne $119.62
Cenex 732.57
Grainger 23.54
Lake Lumber 7.38
ND Rural Water 100.00
ND Telephone Co. 160.41
Northern Plains Electric 340.15
Oddens’ 77.06
Otter Tail Power Co. 118.14
Payroll 2,186.26
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
Laura J. Weed
City Auditor
Curt Yri
Mayor


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