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1/18/2006 – Public Notices

December 15, 2005
A regular meeting of the Leeds School Board was held on December 15, 2005 at 6 p.m. Present were Young, Swanson, Larson, Bracken, Supt. Braaten, Principals Gullickson and Braaten and Business Manager Benson. Absent was Randy Silliman.
The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as written.
The board reviewed the letter sent to the Leeds City Council concerning law enforcement and school security.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the November financial reports and the bills for payment.
American Math Competition $107.00
B & H Oil Co 2,026.15
Baker’s Plays 62.76
Benson Co Farmers Press 92.11
Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Co 46.51
Chad’s Amoco 1,017.32
City of Leeds 637.00
Clute Office Equipment 455.49
Computer Store 50.00
Dakota Web Composers 60.00
Devils Lake Public Schools 1,500.00
Dick Blick Company 46.34
Digital Office Centre 273.70
Ecolab Pest Elimination 86.50
Farmers Union Oil Co 285.87
Foundation for Critical
Thinking 76.95
Gullickson, Jason 22.50
Haagenson, Patty 141.00
Heart of America Medical
Center 8.67
Information Technology
Dept 144.10
International Inn-Minot 147.50
Jaymar Business Forms 41.00
Johnson Clinic 78.00
L&H Plumbing & Heating 32.00
Lake Region Sheet Metal 662.86
Lake Region Special Ed 12,863.43
Leapaldt, Gay 478.80
Leeds Hot Lunch 906.00
Leevers County Market 115.20
Mathcounts 80.00
MidAmerica Books 669.60
Moser, Larry 108.20
Moser, Sheila 17.53
National Geographic
Society 15.90
NDAESP 100.00
ND Telephone Co 348.99
NESC 1,000.00
ND Labor Law Poster 168.75
OfficeMax 159.96
Oriental Trading Company 27.70
Otter Tail Power Co 1,825.74
Paulson Supply, Inc 20.75
Popplers Music, Inc 87.34
Postmaster-Leeds 233.69
Praxair Distribution 16.43
Ringenberg, Rose Mary 18.84
Robert Brooke & Assoc 64.50
Schneider, Christa 25.00
School Specialty 59.22
Schwan Wholesale Co 186.75
Signs Today 261.00
Sportime 147.84
Stein’s 1,360.10
Towner Co Record Herald 28.00
Tracy’s Market 133.83
Verizon Wireless 23.60
Wal-Mart 118.75
Close Construction $2,000.00
Fargo Glass & Paint 1,203.00
Mr. Gullickson presented the high school principal’s report: Students of the quarter, concert this evening, and a good turnout for the speech meeting.
Congratulations to Hope Keller and Jordan Callahan for making the all-tournament team at the Lake Region Invitational Girls Basketball Tournament and to Brandi Weed for winning the free throw competition.
Congratulations to Brenna Stone for being selected to the Junior High All-State Chorus for the second year in a row.
Mrs. Braaten presented the elementary principal’s report: thanks to the Alfredian Club for sponsoring the Driven to Read program; thanks to the Engstrom pumpkin patch for the donation which will go towards reading month materials; elementary students will have holiday articles published in the Towner County Record Herald; trees downtown have been decorated; K-2 will sing at the long term care unit in Rugby; and congratulations to the elementary boys for a successful basketball season.
The board discussed security options. All doors will be re-keyed and exterior doors will have security bars installed on the inside. Installing cameras and setting a curfew time will be considered, as well as posting signs after enforcement can be determined.
The board reviewed the current taxable valuation as of December 1, 2005.
The total taxable valuation increased to 4,400,729 and the total mills went down to 177.75.
It was moved, seconded and carried to accept and recognize the Leeds Education Association as a negotiating unit.
Mr. Braaten reported on the recent NESC meeting: grant writer proposals, Nutrition Wellness Policy template, IVN equipment upgrade required, and January teachers’ in-service registration online.
The board reviewed the Title I Parent Involvement Policy and Title I Parent/School Compact. It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the first reading of the Title I Parent Involvement Policy. It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the first reading of the Title I School/Parent Compact.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve gifts, in lieu of a holiday meal, for the teachers and staff and to authorize the business manager to transfer monies from the interest fund to pay for them.
Mr. Braaten presented the superintendent’s report: health inspection on December 13 and clipboards with team photo for coaches.
The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting adjourned.
Kathryn L. Benson
Business Manager
Linda Young

January 2, 2006
A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was held January 2, 2006 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman; council members June Olson, Eris Hoffner, Ron Lauinger and Walter Norman; and city auditor Misti Arnold.
A motion was made by Eris Hoffner, seconded by Ron Lauinger, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of December 5, 2005. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Ron Lauinger, seconded by Eris Hoffner, to pay all approved bills. The motion carried unanimously. The following bills were paid:
Terry Schwab $404.43
Misti Arnold 554.10
ND Telephone Co. 52.64
Otter Tail Power Co. 705.20
Benson Co. Farmers Press 26.33
Waste Management 1,246.91
Dennis Leier 100.00
Northern Water Works 460.87
Benson Country Treasurer 5.22
Hawkins Water Treatment 354.50
Frey Insurance Agency 107.00
Mayor Estagen Zimmerman made the suggestion that the City Auditorium be supervised by an adult at all times while anyone under the age of 18 is in the auditorium, due to vandalism to the front doors and a bathroom door. No alcoholic beverages will be allowed in the building.
A motion was made by Walter Norman, seconded by Eris Hoffner, to have a sign posted at the City Auditorium stating that children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult of 18 or older, that there shall be no alcohol beverages permitted in the building and that the hours will be from 8 a.m.
to 10 p.m. The motion was carried with three in favor and one opposed.
Discussion was held on when complaints towards city officials are made, they should be in writing and sent to the mayor or the city auditor. Mayor Estagen Zimmerman tabled the discussion to be continued at the next meeting February 7, 2006 at 7 p.m.
Mayor Estagen Zimmerman suggested that the minutes include who made suggestions, who made motions, and who seconded the motions. A motion was made by Ron Lauinger, seconded by June Olson, to have the minutes include who suggested the idea, and who made the motions. The motion carried unanimously.
New water rates will be discussed at the next regular meeting on February 7, 2006 at 7 p.m.
The board discussed heating the City Auditorium through the winter months. It will be filled month to month, based on the senior citizens’
walking schedule.
The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at 7 p.m.
A motion was made by June Olson, seconded by Ron Lauinger, to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried unanimously.
Misti Arnold
City Auditor
Estagen Zimmerman

December 19, 2005
A regular meeting of the Minne-waukan Board of Education was called to order by Chairman David Ambers on December 19, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. Also present were Randy Thompson, Corey Erickson, Terry Yri, Laura Every, Supt.
Myron Jury and Dianne Mikkelson. Ron Carlson and Jean Callahan were absent.
Yri made a motion to approve the agenda. Erickson seconded the motion.
Motion carried.
Yri made a motion to approve the Teachers’ Petition for Recognition. Every seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Erickson made a motion to approve the minutes of the November 2005 meeting.
Thompson seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Erickson made a motion to approve the bills for payment. Thompson seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Advanced Business
Methods $689.96
American Family Insurance 830.67
Karen Anderson 221.91
Art & Learn 53.16
ASCD 104.00
Benson Co Farmers Press 120.00
Brady Martz Accountants 4,950.00
Cellular One 163.24
City of Minnewaukan 625.46
Dell Marketing LP 614.50
Dept. 30 Amazon Credit Plan 21.90
Devils Lake Public Schools 6,171.09
D F Lighting Company 73.45
Bonnie Erickson 375.44
Farmers Union Oil 100.00
Ferrellgas 110.00
Gaylord Bros, Inc 103.23
Goulding’s Oil & Propane 3,129.80
Grand Forks Herald 30.00
Noel Gunderson 64.25
Hartley’s School Buses 32.35
Hasse Plumbing & Heating,
Inc 269.00
Lyndee Heser 200.22
International Inn 100.00
Myron Jury 132.50
Lake Region Special Ed 17,172.14
Lakeshore Learning
Materials 552.40
Britney Littlewind 97.85
Antionette Lohnes 87.55
Mac’s, Inc 46.94
Magazine Billing Center 69.85
NAPA Auto Parts 2,514.45
National Geographic Kids 19.95
National Pen 92.41
ND Surplus Property 10.00
ND Telephone Co 433.36
NESC 1,000.00
Northwest Music & Sound 42.15
Oddens’ Grocery 492.05
Oriental Trading 39.70
Otter Tail Power Co 3,150.80
Pearson Education 22.56
Popplers Music, Inc 129.69
Popular Mechanics 24.00
Postmaster 158.52
Quill Corp 14.31
Ellen Salisbury 104.50
Scholastic Book Fairs 608.44
Schwan Wholesale Co 144.50
Service Tire, Inc 278.35
Staloch Insurance 23.00
Stein’s, Inc 1,060.74
Jason Svir 19.35
Sheri Svir 38.70
Darlene Thompson 17.50
Viking Office Products 824.00
Wal-Mart 265.28
Jeff Walen 589.00
Workforce Safety & Ins 38.10
TOTAL 50,181.91
Creative Impressions $315.00
Gerrells & Co, Inc 261.75
Oddens’ Grocery 12.30
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co 127.50
Portraits By Misti 114.00
Wal-Mart 34.82
TOTAL 865.37
Beth Beecroft $23.75
Dept of Public Instruction 370.56
Interstate Brands Corp 204.16
Meadow Sweet Dairy 539.13
Shantel Miller 25.00
Oddens’ Grocery 19.79
Schwan Wholesale, Inc 933.07
SNA 32.00
Stein’s, Inc 159.38
US Foodservice 1,324.70
TOTAL 3,631.60
Every made a motion to approve the financial reports. Yri seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Discussion was held on the Crisis Response Plan and the School Improvement Visitation date.
A presentation on an energy savings proposal was presented by G & R Controls.
Every made a motion to give David Ambers permission to sign a letter of intent from G & R Controls. Thompson seconded the motion. Motion carried.
The next meeting will be January 11, 2006 at 6:30 p.m.
Thompson made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Every seconded the motion.
Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.
Dianne Mikkelson
Business Manager
David Ambers
(Publish Jan. 18, 2006)

November 8, 2005
The Warwick School Board met Tuesday evening, November 8, 2005 in the IVN Room. Present were Elfman, Christofferson, Gravdahl, McKelvey and Thiele.
Others present were Mr. Jacobson, Mr. Loibl and Emil Schoenfish. The meeting was called to order at 7:33 p.m by President McKelvey.
Elfman moved and Christofferson seconded a motion to accept the minutes as presented. Motion carried.
Elfman moved and Christofferson seconded a motion to pay the bills. Motion carried. Bills approved are as follows:
Ameripride $778.39
Barnes & Noble 185.37
Benson Co Farmers Press 308.06
Benson Co Supt of Schools 100.00
Bergstrom Electric 107.35
Bismarck Ramkota Hotel 100.00
City of Devils Lake 234.00
Cole Papers 1,334.29
Creative Impressions 838.00
Dakota Westmoreland 429.75
Decker Equipment 63.08
Demco 42.59
Ecolab 89.00
Edutech 50.00
Emil Schoenfish 3,120.00
Flinn Scientific 114.48
Follett Educational Services 168.35
Gerrells & Company 1,071.65
Great American Leasing
Corp 1,142.70
Haan Crafts 220.30
Hearlihy 124.49
Heck Trucking &
Construction 536.80
Highsmith Co 125.95
Jacobson Office Products 504.00
Jaymar Business Forms 285.29
Lake Region Sheet Metal,
Inc 512.43
Leevers County Market 33.38
Maynard Loibl 462.23
Mac’s, Inc 74.98
McVille Hardware & Lumber 1.48
National School Products 294.42
NDCEL 155.00
Ohnstad Electric 541.27
Pearson Education 1,488.21
Perma-Bound 46.42
Ramada Plaza Suites-Fargo 120.00
Rediker Software 1,750.00
School Specialty, Inc 349.60
SimplexGrinnell 452.00
Success for All Foundation 4,720.00
The Master Teacher 80.05
The McGraw-Hill
Companies 942.35
Time for Kids 81.59
Warwick City 208.00
Warwick Oil 2,759.92
Warwick School (Title I) 307.80
Weekly Reader 66.56
Workforce Safety & Ins 500.00
Postmaster 37.60
Great American Leasing
Corp 540.75
Monica Christofferson 58.13
Edutech 12,747.00
Barbara Eversvik 111.87
Mathcounts Registration 40.00
ND Telephone Co 387.04
Oklee Quilting 71.03
Otter Tail Power Company 16.06
Keith Snortland 44.00
Additions to the agenda were: Impact Aid call in and JOM Board security issues.
Emil Schoenfish presented the 2004-2005 audit. Thiele moved and Gravdahl seconded a motion to approve the audit as presented. Roll call vote was taken and all members voted yes.
Mr. Loibl reported that Roger Eversvik is now driving a bus route. The Benson County Schoolmasters dinner will be November 9 at Leeds and the van will be leaving at 4:45 p.m. There were 19 students from Warwick that participated in the lock-in at the Four Winds School.
Mr. Jacobson reported that the school had 25 percent attendance at parent-teacher conferences. The JOM Board would like to write a grant for more security at the school.
Kay Gravdahl gave a report on the NESC meeting.
Mr. Lobil reported on the copy machine issue; Title IID grant for $38,000; Microsoft lawsuit vouchers for $72,000; Success for All reading and math programs; staff changes; phone number for Impact Aid call in; student enrollment at 213 students; staff Christmas party on December 9 at 6 p.m.
The next meeting will be December 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Meeting adjourned.
Carol Walford
Business Manager
Johnnie McKelvey

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