1/25/2006 – Public Notices


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) will receive bids for the construction of the following project(s):
Job No.: 16
Project No(s).: AC-SNH-3-002(093)272, AC-SNH-3-002(091)249, AC-SNH-3-002(092)252, AC-SNH-3-002(094)283, AC-SNH-3-057(040)006, & AC-SS-3-001(011)150
Length: 49.600
Type: SEAL COAT
County(s): BENSON, NELSON, & RAMSEY Cos
Location: US 2 FROM DEVILS LAKE TO 2 MILES EAST OF CRARY, WESTBOUND ROADWAY; US 2 FROM MAUVAIS COULEE TO CHURCHS FERRY, BOTH ROADWAYS; US 2 FROM 3.3 MILES EAST OF W JCT US 281 TO JCT ND 19, WESTBOUND ROADWAY; US 2 FROM 2 MILES EAST OF CRARY TO LAKOTA, EASTBOUND ROADWAY; ND 57 FROM FORT TOTTEN, EAST TO SKI JUMP ROAD; & ND 1 NEAR STUMP LAKE, 5 MILES NORTH OF JCT ND 15.
Bids will be received until 09:30AM, February 17, 2006, IN THE FOYER, LOCATED ON 3RD FLOOR, OUTSIDE ROOM 330 OF THE NDDOT BUILDING, ON THE CAPITOL GROUNDS, IN BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA. Bids will be opened and publicly read immediately thereafter.
All bidders are required to be prequalified at least seven (7) days before the date of the bid opening.
The proposal forms, plans, and specifications are available for bidding until 10 a.m. the day preceding the bid opening, and may be inspected at the Construction Division, NDDOT, Room 333, 608 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota, 58505-0700.
NDDOT reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, waive technicalities, or to accept such as may be determined in the best interests of the state.
Requested by:
David A. Sprynczynatyk, P.E., Director
North Dakota
Department of Transportation


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL
January 17, 2006
A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held January 17, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. at the Minnewaukan Senior Citizens Community Center. Present were council members Richard Peterson, Mark Motis, Claudette Carlson and Cyndy Lund. Also present were city maintenance man Verdeen Backstrom and city auditor Laura Weed. Citizens present were Mike Steffan, Jim Wang, Cathy Nord and Steve Huffman. Also present were Benson County Housing representatives Shelly Kallenbach, Jason Lee, Ray Scherr, Donna Rice, Carol Finley and Bob Helland. Council president Peterson presided until Mayor Yri arrived.
Motis moved that the minutes of the December 13 meeting be approved.
Carlson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Lund to enter into a new contract with Benson County Housing (BCH) for pilot payments in lieu of taxes. The new rate that will be used to calculate the payment will be 2.5 percent for the 2006 fiscal year. It was agreed by both parties that this rate will be reviewed annually. BCH will present the council with a new agreement. Motis
seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
Because of a lack of information of what transpired between the Minnewaukan City Council and the Benson County Housing Board between 1993 and 1995 and because of the hardship that it would create for BCH, a motion was made by Motis to forgive any pilot payments from 1993 through 2005. Carlson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Motis and seconded by Lund to approve a building permit for Benson County Housing. A parking lot will be built on the north side of the property. Because this property is under 1460 elevation, the council agreed to approve it on the contingency that Jeff Klein of the State Water Commission and Simon Cardenas of Federal Flood Insurance also agree with these improvements. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Carlson to designate Bremer Bank as the depository of city funds. Lund seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Motis to approve a one-year contract for water testing for the 2006 calendar year. Carlson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A request was made asking the council to abate part of the property tax on E? of lots 20, 21 and 22, Block 41, Original Minnewaukan Townsite. After some discussion a motion was made by Motis to reject the application. Lund seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Carlson and seconded by Motis to appoint a Home Rule Charter Commission. The Charter Commission will consist of Sherri Thompson, Angie Walen, Rita Staloch, Annette Schmid, and Lori Howard. Motis seconded.
The motion carried unanimously. The council thanked Claudette Carlson for her effort in this matter.
A motion was made by Motis, seconded by Lund, to pay $10,000 on the seal coat note payable to Bremer Bank. Seconded by Lund. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Motis to approve training for Verdeen Backstrom February 7 through 9. Carlson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Lund to approve a three-day training session for Troy Backstrom in April. Carlson seconded. Roll call vote: Lund – yes, Carlson – yes, Peterson – yes, Motis- no. The motion carried.
A copy table is needed instead of the book cart that is currently being used. Motis stated that he had a table that might work. Huffman stated if the table Motis has did not work that he would donate the money for a new one.
A letter will be sent asking the state to apply an overlay of asphalt to Highway 281 that lies within the city limits. The council would like to see this done prior to the city accepting ownership of this section of highway.
Peterson stated that because of rising costs primarily with electricity, that the rental income from the FSA-Bank Building will need to be reviewed.
Peterson stated that he felt the council should revise the ordinance regarding above ground fuel tanks. He felt that the current ordinance is too strict and is creating a hardship for certain businesses.
A letter will be sent to owners along Main Street asking them to keep the sidewalks clear of ice.
The next meeting date will be held February 17 instead of February 10 at 5:30 p.m.
A motion was made by Motis, seconded by Lund, to pay all bills. The motion carried unanimously.
FSA-BANK BUILDING FUND
Ameripride $56.35
Benson County Treasurer 1,280.35
Huffman, S. 938.08
Lake Region Sheet Metal 90.30
Minnewaukan Library 2,440.00
Otter Tail Power Co. 956.40
GARBAGE FUND
Waste Management $3,018.75
GENERAL FUND
Minnewaukan 55 Club $240.00
Benson Co. Farmers Press 94.55
Frith & Steffan 50.00
Hoiberg’s 9.17
ND Telephone Co. 90.81
Otter Tail Power Co. 190.82
Postmaster 79.74
Weed, L. 294.76
Payroll 1,212.89
LIBRARY FUND
Doubleday Book Club $38.96
Payroll 690.96
STREET FUND
Benson Co. Highway Dept.
General Welding 120.00
Goulding’s 82.47
John Deere 168.43
Oddens’ 8.82
Otter Tail Power Co. 773.32
Payroll 196.38
WATER FUND
Cellular One $55.60
Darrell’s Electric 40.00
Hawkins Water Treatment 3,047.99
Home of Economy 7.38
LaMotte’s 130.06
ND Rural Water 170.00
ND Telephone Co. 82.46
NDWP 20.00
Norther Plains Electric 314.27
Oddens’ 81.00
Otter Tail Power Co. 896.34
TSC 20.16
US Post Office 347.00
Payroll 2,083.43
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
Laura J. Weed
City Auditor
Curtis A. Yri
Mayor


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS
OF THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
BENSON COUNTY
NORTH DAKOTA
January 3, 2006
The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at 9 a.m. Commissioners present were Dwain Brown, Curtis Hvinden, Ed Ripplinger and Jason Lee. Barry Cox was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Lee.
Shelley Aabrekke, Benson County Public Health Nurse, presented her narrative report for December 2005.
Ned J. Mitzel, Benson County Sheriff, met with the board to review the mileage/activity report of the sheriff’s department for December 2005.
A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Hvinden, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of December 20, 2005 and the special meeting of December 22, 2005. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Ripplinger, to have the county pay the full 9.12% of retirement benefits for the social welfare employees who received food stamp distribution payments. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Ripplinger, to reappoint Jason Lee to the Benson County Housing Authority Board for a period of five years.
All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The meeting was turned over to the county auditor for election of a chairman and vice chairman for 2006. Nomination was received for Ed Ripplinger to be elected chairman. A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Lee, that nominations cease and a unanimous ballot be cast for Ed Ripplinger as chairman. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously. Nomination was received for Curt Hvinden to be elected vice chairman. A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Lee, that nominations cease and a unanimous ballot be cast for Curt Hvinden as vice chairman. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
Ed Ripplinger presided as chairman for the remainder of the meeting.
A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Hvinden, to accept the following Pledge of Depositories and Pledge of Securities:
PLEDGE OF DEPOSITORIES
As of December 28, 2005, all monies of Benson County are deposited in the following banking institutions: Bremer Bank – Minnewaukan; United Community Bank of ND – Leeds; and North Star Community Credit Union – Maddock.
PLEDGE OF SECURITIES
BREMER BANK
MINNEWAUKAN
Total Certificates of
Deposit $42,478.04
Total Money Market 263,761.81
Total FEMA
Non-Interest 39,336.16
Total Checking Account
12/27/05 682,393.20
Total Payroll Account
06/30/05 3,010.06
Total 1,030,979.27
Pledge of Securities –
par value 11,321,238.09
UNITED COMMUNITY BANK OF ND
LEEDS
Total Certificates of
Deposit $671,867.67
Pledge of Securities 13,386,552.39
NORTH STAR COMMUNITY
CREDIT UNION
MADDOCK
Total Certificates of
Deposit $50,000.00
Insured by NCUA 100,000.00
All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed a letter from the Department of Veteran Affairs dated December 23, 2005.
The board telephoned Trevor Christianson, Wold Engineering, to discuss a letter he sent to the commissioners dated December 28, 2005. They questioned if there will be a seal coat placed on the road in project SC-328(063). The board requested the estimated cost for the seal coat be included in the Engineer’s Opinion of Probable Cost.
The board telephoned Dick Johnson, Lake Region Law Enforcement Center, concerning the law enforcement mill levy and a letter he had written to the commissioners dated December 27, 2005.
The board discussed whether or not there may be a conflict of interest in having Carl Duchscher serve on the Benson County Water Resource Board and work for the ND State Water Commission. Commissioner Ripplinger stated Mr.
Duchscher is willing to resign from the water board if the board deems there is a conflict of interest.
Ripplinger stated he obtained a draft use agreement for the Multi-Purpose Building in Maddock. He presented the document to the board for review.
The board was informed the haul road inspection and release on Hwy. #2 was going to be held on January 9, 2006 at 10 a.m.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Lee, to pay all county approved bills. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously. The following bills were paid:
Benson County Treasurer $6,612.40
Cass County Tr 144.00
Dean Petska 50.00
James Wang 580.00
Nationwide Retirement
Services 20.00
ND Assn of Counties 23,818.98
Cellular One 75.21
ND Telephone Co 197.93
Nodak Electric Cooperative 52.60
Sage Software SB, Inc 219.95
Albert Twp 3,100.80
Butte Valley Twp 3,213.00
Hesper Twp 1,611.60
Isabel Twp 1,083.75
Lake Ibsen Twp 527.00
Oberon Twp 1,033.05
Riggin Twp 2,499.00
Rich Valley Twp 1,130.97
York Twp 3,346.45
Cellular One 52.70
Cindy Odden 15.75
Dept of Public Instruction 30.00
Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 400.54
Gaffaney’s of Minot 50.95
Hoiberg’s 54.00
Jo Dahlen 192.72
Jean Olson 15.38
Melissa Buckmier 31.50
ND Newspaper Assn 150.00
ND Public Employees
Retirement 500.76
NDSU 6.35
NDSU 438.17
NDSU Extension Service 88.00
Universal Services 360.04
Viking Office Products 119.38
Maddock City Multi-Purpose
Bldg 90,000.00
Butler Machine 307.54
Minnewaukan City 36.50
David Hoffert 760.00
Ellingson Radio 33.10
Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 7,864.20
HE Everson Co 14.12
Hoiberg’s 40.13
Huffman Construction 900.00
Keller Plbg & Htg 197.25
Otter Tail Power Co 42.63
Service Tire 72.95
Bonnie Erickson 15.00
Minnewaukan City 96.95
Comfort Inn, c/o Febco, Inc 144.00
Kevin Dauphinais 40.75
Kevin Winson 58.75
Marvin Holweger 25.00
NDAEA 75.00
ND Public Employees
Retirement 10,323.54
Pitney Bowes 401.50
Eddy Schmid Jr 450.00
AFLAC 379.55
BCBS of ND 3,567.33
Benson County
Transportation 600.00
Bison Auto & Farm Repair 20.00
Chad’s Amoco 265.30
Lake Chevrolet 4.00
Colonial 155.83
Curtis Hvinden 80.00
Edward Ripplinger 86.75
Jason Lee 95.38
Dwain Brown 148.25
Conseco Health Ins Co 108.30
Computer Software Assn 1,800.00
Ellen Huffman 23.94
Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 1,000.00
Gerrells 29.98
Kevin Kaufmann 25.00
LR Law Enforcement Ctr 14,911.12
Maddock Mini Mart 202.55
ND Public Employees
Retirement 22,096.90
ND Recorders Assn 75.00
ND Sheriff & Deputies Assn 20.00
ND States Atty Assn 250.00
ND State Radio Comm 210.00
North Star Community Credit
Union 64.22
Otter Tail Power Co 2,015.39
Benson Co Farmers Press 642.43
Protective Life Ins Co 391.24
Secretary of State 1,087.03
West Payment Center 266.70
Social Welfare 8,335.10
Arland Halvorson 364.00
B & H Oil 1,050.46
Bryan Britsch 26,281.40
Maddock City 70.15
Don’s Rental 75.00
Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 2,913.73
Farmers Union Oil-York 839.71
Home Of Economy 149.72
Harlow Sanitation 15.00
Lake Lumber, Inc 33.82
LaMotte’s Paint & Glass 1,450.02
Mac’s, Inc 16.30
Dakota Implement 188.20
ND Emergency Mgmt Assn 50.00
Northern Plains Elec Co-op 99.00
Otter Tail Power Co 301.15
Schwan Wholesale Co 53.05
Wal-Mart 199.06
Wangs 618.34
Warwick Oil 1,727.49
Wold Engineering 24,022.16
Darryl Biby 69.66
Hoiberg’s 6.90
Internal Revenue Service 330.12
Lyndon Olson 71.16
State Tax Commissioner 110.00
Tim Finley 68.16
Wanda Teigen 197.25
Distribution of Entities 591,486.38
Hoiberg’s 7.50
ND Assn of Counties 265.36
NDSU Extension Service 35.00
US Postmaster 195.00
Universal Services 65.00
Wal-Mart 3.70
Distribution of Entities 55,261.23
Internal Revenue Service 39.00
Information Technology
Dept 391.41
Matthew Bender & Co, Inc 170.45
ND State Treasurer 6,475.79
DECEMBER 2005 NET PAYROLL
Co. Agent 1,032.32
Emergency Disaster 846.69
VSO 758.61
Co. General 28,898.65
Social Services 26,861.10
Co. Road 27,023.67
The board reviewed a letter from Paul Seeley, FEMA environmental specialist, dated December 16, 2005, regarding the Programmatic Environmental Assessment Devils Lake Region, North Dakota.
The board met with Brian Maddock and John Beckstrand regarding the issue of Carl Duchscher serving on the Benson County Water Resource Board and working for the ND State Water Commission. Maddock stated it is an asset to have him serve on the water board and work for the water commission. He commented that he did not believe there was a conflict of interest.
The board discussed its membership in the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board.
A motion to adjourn carried unanimously.
Bonnie Erickson
Benson County Auditor
Ed Ripplinger
Chairman


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