1/11/2006 – Public Notices


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS
OF THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
BENSON COUNTY
NORTH DAKOTA
December 20, 2005
The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 8:30 a.m. Commissioners present were Jason Lee, Curtis Hvinden, Ed Ripplinger and Dwain Brown. Barry Cox was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Lee.
The Benson County Water Board met to discuss making a response to the Devils Lake Outlet Erosion Mitigation Plan. Others present at this time
were: Benson County State’s Attorney James P. Wang, water board secretary Jean Olson, Leo Walker, Arland and Thelma Paulson, Kathy Walker and Lee Paulson. The board reviewed a proposed letter to be sent to the Office of the State Engineer from the water board dated December 20, 2005. Wang explained each portion of the proposed letter.
Barry Cox entered the meeting at 8:40 a.m.
The water board members stated it was their opinion applications for outlet related erosion concerns should be reviewed more than once or twice per year. They questioned who would be in charge of monitoring the erosion and what the liability would be if the water board was in charge. A motion was made by Ripplinger, seconded by Brown, to accept the draft letter. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
Thelma Paulson asked who is currently serving on the Devils Lake Outlet Advisory Board. She was informed Barry Cox is on the board.
A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Cox, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of December 6, 2005. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Ripplinger, seconded by Brown, to reappoint Carol Kurtz to the Lake Region Human Service Center Advisory Council for a period of three years. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Ripplinger, seconded by Brown, to reappoint Thomas Moller to the Benson County Job Development Authority for a period of three years and to appoint Ron Lauinger and Laura Every to the same board for a period of three years. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
Shelley Aabrekke, Benson County Public Health Nurse, met with the board to present her narrative report for November, 2005.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Brown, to place a Christmas ad in the Benson County Farmers Press. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Ripplinger, seconded by Hvinden, to approve issuing a beer license to the Crossroads Service Station for the year 2006. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Brown, to transfer $5,706.77 from the Emergency Poor Fund to the Social Welfare Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Ripplinger, to reappoint Jean Olson to the office of superintendent of schools for a period of one year.
All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Ripplinger, to reappoint Curtis Hvinden to the Benson County Social Service Board for a period of three years. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Ripplinger, seconded by Brown, to reappoint Ellen Huffman as director of tax equalization for a period of one year. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion by Hvinden, seconded by Cox, to reappoint Tim Finley and Travis Anderson to the Benson County Weed Board for a period of four years. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Hvinden, to allow the NDSU Extension office to purchase a new copy machine. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board was informed that Lyle Dodds of Leeds, ND, volunteered to serve on the tourism committee for “Heart of North Dakota Adventures.”
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to amend budgets as needed.
All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed the memo and minutes from the November 9, 2005 meeting of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board.
The board also reviewed a letter dated December 15, 2005 from the North Central Planning Council regarding the Community Development Block Grant for 2006.
Further, the board reviewed equipment proposals for the radio communications tower submitted by Todd Allmaras, Nodak Communications. The board telephoned Terry Hermanson to get information on who it should contact to obtain an additional bid for installing the antennae and other equipment on the tower.
State’s Attorney Wang discussed having the board sign a proposed joint powers agreement with the city of Maddock regarding the Multi-Purpose Building. He again explained the need for a mortgage and possible promissory note.
Erling Karlsbraaten met with the board to submit estimates for making the Esmond Fire Hall a handicapped accessible polling site.
David Johnson met with the board regarding the release of money pledged by Benson County for the Multi-Purpose Building. State’s Attorney Wang explained to him the need for the mortgage and promissory note. The board concluded it would hold a special meeting with the city of Maddock on December 22, 2005 at 7 p.m. at the Maddock City Office building to review and possibly sign the documents.
At 11 a.m., the bid opening was held for the purchase of three new motor graders. Bids were received from RDO Equipment, Butler Machinery Co. and Krider Equipment. All bids were in order and accompanied by a bid bond.
Representatives were present from Butler Machinery Co., Krider Equipment and RDO Equipment. Gene Hager, highway superintendent, was also present for the bid opening. The following bids were received:
• Krider Equipment, Fargo, ND: 1 or more Case 865 motor grader(s) – $160,281.00 per motor grader (less trade of $114,000.00 for old machine and less trade for old wings of $2,500.00).
• RDO Equipment, Grand Forks, ND – 1 or more John Deere 770D motor
grader(s): $164,900.00 per motor grader (less buyback to Butler Machinery Co. of old machine and less trade for old wings of $1,500.00); 1 or more John Deere 772D (front wheel assist) motor grader(s): $199,800.00 per motor grader (less buyback to Butler Machinery Co. of old machine and less trade for old wings of $1,500.00).
• Butler Machine, Minot, ND – 1 or more CAT 140H motor grader(s):
$193,186.00 per motor grader [includes new wing(s)] (less trade of $115,000.00 for old machine and less trade for old wings of $2,500.00); 1 or more CAT 143H (6 wheel drive) motor grader(s): $205,247.00 per motor grader [includes new wing(s)] (less trade of $115,000.00 for old machine and less trade for old wings of $2,500.00).
The board allowed all representatives time to explain and give input on their respective machines. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Ripplinger, to purchase three new 6 wheel drive (front wheel assist) CAT 143H motor graders from Butler Machinery Co. of Minot for the price of $193,747.00 each. The county will retain the wings currently being used.
All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.
Bonnie Erickson
Benson County Auditor
Jason Lee
Chairman


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS
OF THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
BENSON COUNTY
NORTH DAKOTA
December 22, 2005
The Benson County Commissioners met in special session with the Maddock City Council on Thursday, December 22, 2005 at 7 p.m. at the Maddock City Office building in Maddock, ND. Commissioners present were Curtis Hvinden, Ed Ripplinger, Dwain Brown and Jason Lee. Barry Cox was absent. Others present were: James P. Wang, Benson County State’s Attorney; Robert Buckmier and Scott Foss, Multi-Purpose Building Committee; Jeff Hahn; Jean Mosser, Maddock city auditor; Rod Maddock, Mark Finley, Marilyn Allan and Wayne Knatterud, Maddock City Council members; Kevin Winson, Maddock city mayor; and Travis Peterson, attorney for the city of Maddock. The meeting was called to order. The purpose of the meeting was to review and possibly sign a proposed joint powers agreement between Benson County and the city of Maddock, along with a mortgage and promissory note.
Attorney Peterson presented a joint powers agreement he prepared for the group to review. State’s Attorney Wang also presented a joint powers agreement he prepared, along with a mortgage and promissory note. Wang explained the need for a joint powers agreement, mortgage and promissory note. Peterson commented on his joint powers agreement and gave input that he did not believe a mortgage and promissory note were appropriate for this type of situation as the board of commissioners were not requiring the money be paid back.
Ralph Olson entered the meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Jean Mosser questioned why a use agreement could not be put into place rather than a mortgage and promissory note. Wang explained it was because the building was not yet complete and all details needed for preparing the use agreement have not been worked out. Mosser stated that Benson County will need to carry its own policy of insurance on any property it owns situated in the building.
Commissioner Ripplinger recommended the mortgage and promissory note not be entered into, only a joint powers agreement and use agreement. Bonnie Erickson, Benson County Auditor, informed the board the total amount received from flood insurance was $92,600.00 The board stated $90,000.00 is to be paid to the city of Maddock with the balance retained for payment of gates and other equipment needed for 4-H. The board concluded a committee should be set up to prepare a use agreement for the building.
A motion was made by Ripplinger, seconded by Hvinden, to enter into the joint powers agreement prepared by Attorney Peterson and release the $90,000.00 to the Maddock City Multi-Purpose Building Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously. The Maddock City Council also passed a motion to accept the joint powers agreement prepared by Attorney Peterson with one amendment stating the agreement remain in effect indefinitely.
The motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.
Bonnie Erickson
Benson County Auditor
Jason Lee
Chairman
(Publish Jan. 11, 2006)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD
December 13, 2005
A regular meeting of the Maddock School Board was held December 13, 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.
Guests were Mavis Maloney, G & R Controls and Shawn Knudson.
The meeting was called to order by vice-president Brandvold. A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Lauinger, to approve the agenda. The motion carried. Swanson entered the meeting and was given the chair.
A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Kenner, to approve the minutes of November 8, the General Fund bills totaling $33,730.82, Food Service and Activities reports. Motion carried.
GENERAL FUND
Alton’s Bulk Service $223.26
Kim Anderson 377.48
Benson Co. Farmers Press 102.12
Blow’s Sew ’N Vac 1,559.65
Brian Bubach 262.54
Cenex 125.59
City of Maddock 3,379.75
Decorated Wearables 321.16
Devils Lake Tire Center 888.38
Devils Lake School District 1,000.00
Dick Blick 389.96
Edutech 250.00
Ellingson Radio & TV 145.00
Farmers Union Oil Co. 4,861.58
Fire Extinguisher Systems 123.85
Food Service Fund 24.62
Gaffaneys 134.75
Gerrells 6.03
Gus’s Auto Supply 79.28
Harlow’s Bus Sales 591.79
Health Dimensions Rehab 6,132.00
Mary Hoffner 261.25
The Home Shop 40.36
HomeTown Grocery 47.11
Honeywell 1,111.50
Information Technology
Department 333.20
International Inn 206.50
Interstate Companies 69.91
J&J Gravel 1,826.73
Lannie Simonson Building
Company 363.91
Penny Leier 107.63
Library Video Company 66.80
Rachel Markestad 217.50
McCarty’s Welding 1,274.40
Mid-American Research
Co 99.68
Networking Specialists 281.67
North Central Distance
Learning 2,025.00
ND Telephone Co. 413.79
Popplers Music 235.68
Prairie Learning Center 1,104.00
Praxair 835.92
Quill Corp. 543.76
Rockler Wordworking 122.46
Schoolmasters 417.90
Schwan Wholesale 97.60
Share Corporation 96.33
Thomson Learning 96.89
Twete, Inc. 355.51
UPS 16.30
Terry Yri 8.10
Zee Service Co. 74.65
Principals’ reports were reviewed. Discussion was held on the Artist-in-Residence Program and pre-ACT tests.
Mr. Bubach presented a sample school/city building use agreement. He will use this format to prepare a contract for the Multi-Purpose Building and present it in January.
Representatives from G & R Controls presented an energy management contracting proposal.
A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Brandvold, to approve the first readings of revisions to student handbook policies: 1) Honor Roll – remove the drivers ed grade from honor roll calculation, 2) Class Requirements – set minimum graduation credits at 21 and set minimum elective credits to 9.
On roll call vote all were in favor.
A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the second reading of the Title I Conflict Resolution. On roll call vote all were in favor and the policy was adopted.
A special meeting was scheduled for January 28 for continuing review of the district policy manual.
Negotiators representing the district will be David Swanson and Chris Lauinger.
A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Ellingson, to approve a contract with the Prairie Learning Center of Raleigh, ND. On roll call vote all were in favor.
Board members discussed with Mr. Bubach his formative evaluation.
The next regular meeting will be January 10, 2006 at 5 p.m.
The meeting adjourned.
Brenda Fossen
Business Manager
Minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD
November 21, 2005
A regular meeting of the Minne-waukan Board of Education was called to order by Vice Chairman Laura Every on November 21, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. Also present were Corey Erickson, Randy Thompson, Terry Yri, Supt. Myron Jury, Jean Callahan and Dianne Mikkelson. David Ambers and Ron Carlson were absent.
Thompson made a motion to approve the agenda. Yri seconded the motion.
Motion carried.
The Indian Policy and Procedure Policy was reviewed by the board. It stands approved as presented.
Erickson made a motion to approve the minutes of the October 17, 2005 meeting. Thompson seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Thompson made a motion to approve the bills for payment. Erickson seconded the motion. Motion carried.
GENERAL FUND
ACDA $75.00
Advanced Business
Methods 677.46
AmericInn 322.22
American Family Insurance 3,294.80
David Ambers 160.00
Benson Co Farmers Press 114.07
Bismarck Ramkota Hotel 754.70
Blue Cross Blue Shield ND 1,122.40
Blue Cross Blue Shield ND 1,583.10
Budgetext Corp 41.03
Butler Machinery Co 459.09
Capital One, FSB 687.29
Car & Driver 24.00
Cellular One 45.96
City of Minnewaukan 535.75
Jerome Dahlen 22.66
Dept 30 Amazon Credit Plan 801.48
Devils Lake F & C Center 877.80
Devils Lake Area Teachers
Center 374.00
Dick Blick 95.22
Ecolab Pest Elim Div 86.50
Education Standards Board 75.00
Bonnie Erickson 316.16
Exhaust Pros 20.65
Farmers Union Oil Co 113.71
Mary Feist 52.78
Grand Forks Herald 37.50
Goulding’s Oil & Propane 4,627.51
International Inn 124.00
Jemstone Auto Glass, Inc 545.72
Leeds Public School 58.45
The Lerner Group 330.15
Mac’s, Inc 35.68
MathCounts 40.00
Menards-Bismarck 64.79
MSU 75.00
Minnewaukan School 100.00
NAPA Auto Parts 214.63
Nat’l Geographic School
Pub 267.73
North Country Car Wash 11.00
NDACDA 35.00
NCA/CAS 40.00
Surplus Property 126.00
ND Telephone Co 478.57
ND Teachers Retirement 1,058.00
Novel Units 300.30
Oddens’ Grocery 556.72
Otter Tail Power Co 2,037.73
Platinum Plus 2,340.40
Popplers Music, Inc 119.75
Postmaster 90.28
Rubicon International 400.00
School Products &
Equipment 2,568.00
Schoolmasters 413.70
Schwan Wholesale Co 160.10
Twete, Inc 26.47
Viking Office Supplies 249.73
Wal-Mart 232.14
Workforce Safety & Ins 38.10
TOTAL 302,536.45
SPECIAL FUND
Leeds Public School $250.00
Lifetouch Publishing Co 407.35
ND Science Olympiad 260.00
Oddens’ Grocery 5.40
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co 1,178.00
TOTAL 2,100.75
HOT LUNCH
Dept of Public Instruction $153.08
Fruits of Grain 15.84
US Food Service 1,212.07
Interstate Brands Corp 382.61
Meadow Sweet Dairy 1,033.65
Mike’s Refrigeration 978.60
Oddens’ Grocery 15.44
Schwan Wholesale Co 598.94
Donna Smith 34.57
TOTAL 4,424.80
Erickson made a motion to approve the financial reports. Yri seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Discussion was held on the phy ed curriculum report, CTBS testing, Crisis Response Plan, Microsoft vouchers and the audit.
Yri made a motion to adjust the inventory costs to $1,000 instead of $5,000. Thompson seconded the motion. Roll call vote was taken with all members present voting yes. Motion carried. David Ambers was absent.
Discussion was held on the School Improvement visitation and the superintendent’s evaluation.
The principals gave their reports.
The next meeting will be December 19, 2005 at 6:30 p.m.
Thompson made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Yri seconded the motion.
Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
Dianne Mikkelson
Business Manager
Laura Every
Vice Chairman


AGENDA
MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD
January 11, 2006 – 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 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. Crisis Response Plan; B. School Improvement visitation; C. Lighting and energy saving proposal; D. Mr. Carlson, proposal; E. NESC documents and commitment agreement; F. In-service day report VIII. New business. A. negotiations; B. Discussion about a new van; C.
Tuition student
IX. Principals’ reports
X. Next meeting date and time
XI. Adjournment


SUMMONS
CIVIL NO. 03-05-C-00178
IN DISTRICT COURT
NORTHEAST JUDICIAL DISTRICT
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
COUNTY OF BENSON
Milton Wisness and Dorothy Wisness,)
Plaintiffs, )
vs. )
Jeffrey Ray Cypret and Sarah Marie )
Cypret )
Defendants.) STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS:
You are hereby required to appear and defend against the Complaint in this action, which is herewith served upon you or will be filed with the Clerk of this Court, by serving upon the undersigned an Answer or other proper response within twenty (20) days of the service of the Summons upon you, exclusive of the day of service. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
This is an action to cancel a Contract for Deed dated February 22, 2005, and recorded March 9, 2005, as Document 192571, Book 89, Page 604, and covers the property described as follows, to-wit:
Lots One (1), Two (2), and Three (3), all in Block Six (6) of Sheimo’s Addition to the City of Maddock, Benson County, North Dakota.
Dated this 12th day of December, 2005.
-s-J. Thomas Traynor, Jr.
J. Thomas Traynor, Jr.
ND ID#03694
TRAYNOR LAW FIRM, PC
509 5th Street NE, Ste 1
PO Box 838
Devils Lake, ND 58301-0838
Telephone: (701) 662-4077
E-mail: [email protected]
Attorneys for Plaintiffs
(Publish 12-28-05, 1-4-06, 1-11-06)


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF BENSON COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA.
In the Matter of the Estate of Ruth E. Wisness, 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 Milton Wisness, personal representative of the estate, at 3149 48th Ave NE, Box 68, Maddock, ND 58348, or filed with the court.
Dated this 28th day of November, 2005.
-s-Milton Wisness
Milton Wisness
J. Thomas Traynor, Jr.
ID #03694
Traynor Law Firm, PC
509 5th St. NE Suite 1
PO Box 838
Devils Lake, ND 58301-0838
(701)662-4077
Attorneys for the Personal
Representative
(Publish 12-28-05, 1-4-06, 1-11-06)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
OBERON SCHOOL BOARD
October 6, 2005
A regular meeting of the Oberon School Board was held on October 6, 2005 with board members Yvonne Thumb, Paula Deckert, Patricia Anderson, Karen Peterson, Greg Thomas, Principal Kenneth Ploium and Business Manager Janice Hager present.
A motion was made by Paula Deckert to approve the minutes of the September 8, 15 and 26 meetings. Greg Thomas seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
The bills were presented for payment. Karen Peterson made a motion to approve the payment of the bills. The motion carried unanimously. Bills are as follows:
Weekly Reader $158.80
ND Telephone Co. 127.94
Scholastic 175.86
Harcourt Publishing 63.77
McGraw Hill 135.19
Farmers Union Oil Co. 1,214.76
Devils Lake Journal 42.00
New Rockford Transcript 9.70
Benson Co. Farmers Press 143.84
Bison Auto & Farm Repair 127.75
Viking Office Supplies 437.09
ND High School Activities
Association 75.00
Schwan Wholesale Co. 8.20
Schoolmasters 100.00
Workforce Safety Insurance 1,508.94
Alco 30.99
DPI 70.00
Brite Ideas 52.45
Subway 63.70
The 2005-06 budget was reviewed and approved by the board.
Discussion was held concerning filling the position of computer and music teacher.
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 REGULAR MEETING
OBERON SCHOOL BOARD
November 14, 2005
A regular meeting of the Oberon School Board was held on November 14, 2005 with board members Yvonne Thumb, Paula Deckert, Patricia Anderson, Karen Peterson, Greg Thomas, Principal Kenneth Ploium and Business Manager Janice Hager present.
A motion was made by Paula Deckert to approve the minutes of the October 6 meeting. Karen Peterson 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. Patricia Anderson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously. Bills are as follows:
ND Telephone Co. $126.10
Hartley’s School Buses 247.24
Information Technology Dept. 69.90
Devils Lake Journal 42.00
City of Oberon 132.27
Thompson Publishing Group 411.50
Bison Auto & Farm Repair 405.48
Benson Co. Farmers Press 159.82
Farmers Union Oil Co. 994.79
Office Systems 336.32
Devils Lake Teacher Center 119.00
Troll Carnival Book Clubs 58.40
Scholastic Book Clubs 248.95
Linda Martin 49.33
Cathy Allmaras 29.41
Blue Cross Blue Shield 3,475.80
ECCEC 9,229.50
Wal-Mart 19.08
Primary Concepts 40.00
ETA Cuisenaire 17.49
School Specialty Supply 30.36
Hammond & Stevens 50.81
Zaner-Bloser 452.11
Follett Book Co. 256.39
Pearson Education 371.34
Reliable Office Supplies 127.33
Harcourt Education 3,106.12
McGraw Hill 755.30
US Computers 169.00
Clear Image 194.67
Betty Rushfeldt 333.66
Postmaster 7.35
The Mailbox 33.90
LM Helland 714.24
Schwan Wholesale Co. 124.10
Wonder Lanes 57.80
Quill Office Products 58.96
Riverside Publishing 111.84
A tuition agreement with Maddock High School for Beau and Elisa Buehler was reviewed. Paula Deckert made a motion to approve the agreement. Patricia Anderson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
It was noted that the business manager’s annual financial report for the year ending June, 2005 has been reviewed and approved by the Office of the State Auditor.
It was noted that Janice Hager will be retiring at the end of this year so ads will be published to request applicants to fill the position of school secretary and school district business manager. Employment begins January 2, 2006.
Upcoming events noted were school pictures on November 16, parent-teacher conferences on November 17, bus drivers’ workshop at Fort Totten on November 30, lyceum on December 7, and the Christmas program on December 19.
A motion of adjournment was made by Patricia Anderson. Karen Peterson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned.
Janice Hager
Business Manager
(Publish Jan. 11, 2006)


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