2/1/2006 – Public Notices


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
OBERON CITY COUNCIL
December 5, 2005
A regular meeting of the Oberon City Council was held December 5, 2005 at 7 p.m. at the Oberon Community Center. Present were Mayor James Nelson, city council members Pete Hager, Doug Schmid, Dale Stenberg and Eloise Ploium and city auditor Ruth Buehler. Also present were Paul and Loretta Stensland and Mrs. Faron (Shirley) Stensland.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Hager moved to approve the minutes. Stenberg seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
Bills were reviewed. Schmid moved to pay all bills. Ploium seconded. The motion carried unanimously. Bills approved are as follows:
Attorney $114.00
Benson Co. Farmers Press 66.49
City of Oberon 102.00
Waste Management 909.17
Office of the State Auditor 200.00
Otter Tail Power Co. 307.16
ND Telephone Co. 62.12
City of Oberon 50.00
Wages 554.10
The city received a check for $36.72 for credit from the ND Telephone Co.
when the phone was disconnected at the center.
Davlyn Lindseth of Rugby was in Oberon December 2. She is with the Census Bureau. It was part of her job to check on a house at 118 Summit St. She filled out a form.
The Stenslands were asked if they wanted to say anything. They declined.
Renae Beeter of Rugby telephoned concerning a new program that Waste Management is using. The company would furnish a free cart for each house.
Each cart has a handle, lid and wheels. She said it makes for a neater looking town to have all the same containers. Discussion followed. The council tabled the matter at this time. Council members took home some material to read.
The lagoon discharge report was filled out. There was no discharge at the lagoon during this period. The report was returned to the State Health Department on November 5.
The water test was negative for coliforms and E-coli.
Augie Ternes of the State Auditor’s Office returned the city books to the city auditor on November 8. He told the auditor she keeps excellent records which are neat and easy to read. She was cooperative. Ternes said he would tell Bob Stensland the same thing. Ternes said he read through many minutes of previous meetings. The things that Bob Stensland says and does are uncalled for.
ND Sewage Pump and Lift Station personnel were in Oberon November 14 to check on the city’s sewer lift station. A new motor starter with overloads and rings of graphite packing were installed.
Bob Stensland called the city auditor November 22 at 12 noon. He wanted to see all the block grant papers. He said, “I am entitled to see these.” In
1997 the city was awarded a grant through the North Central Planning Council (NCPC) in Devils Lake, which handled all the paperwork. The NCPC selected the people who would be recipients of the grant and what work would be done on the houses. The NCPC hired all the contractors to do the work and paid all the bills. The city only gave out the applications and collected them to return to the NCPC. He was told to contact that agency.
Bob then asked to see the paperwork for the FEMA grand for the fire department and 911 siren on the fire hall in 2004. FEMA was in charge of this in Minnewaukan and Bismarck. The city had to pay for it all first and then FEMA reimbursed the city. The city auditor then reminded Bob that a state audit of the Oberon city books had just been completed. Bob replied, “That audit doesn’t mean a thing.” As Augie Ternes had advised, the city auditor told Bob to call and talk to Ternes.
State’s Attorney James Wang called the city to ask to set up a time to have the city books reviewed. Paul Stensland said they had talked to the state’s attorney. “The books are to be locked up in the hall at all times so anyone can see them.” Some council members must be present when reviewed. Paul Stensland acknowledged that was so. The council then said that the state auditor’s office had just done an audit on the city books and nothing out of order was found. Paul Stensland said, “That audit doesn’t mean a thing.”
Paul wondered why the park had paid for four evergreens that are planted on the corner of A Street and Main Avenue. It was for beautification.
Loretta Stensland asked if coffee was still served at the Oberon Community Center in the mornings. No. The Oberon 55 Club was in charge of that and the club disbanded in October of 2004.
Mrs. Faron (Shirley) Stensland asked if the gaming money from the bar received last month could be used for the park. No. It is needed to pay the bills for the Oberon Community Center.
Paul Stensland videotaped the meeting.
Next meeting will be January 2, 2006.
There being no further business, the mayor declared the meeting adjourned.
Ruth E. Buehler
City Auditor
James Nelson
Mayor
(The meeting was subsequently postponed until January 9 because two members would be out of state. The notice of change of meeting date was published in the December 29, 2005 issue of the Benson County Farmers Press.) MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING OBERON CITY COUNCIL December 26, 2005 A special meeting of the Oberon City Council was held Monday, December 26,
2005 at 7 p.m. On the agenda was consideration of the application for licenses for liquor and beer for Karen’s Place. Present were Mayor James Nelson and council members Pete Hager, Doug Schmid, Dale Stenberg and Eloise Ploium and city auditor Ruth Buehler. Also present were Deputy Sheriff Jeff Bercier, Karen Peterson, Elvis Thumb Jr. and Jimmy Harris.
Mayor Nelson called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. by the deputy sheriff’s watch and the watches of the council members, as well.
Karen Peterson presented her applications for the licenses. The council reviewed them. Hager moved to grant liquor and beer licenses for 2006 to Karen’s Place. Schmid seconded. Roll call vote: Eloise Ploium, aye; Dale Stenberg, aye; Doug Schmid, aye; Pete Hager, aye; James Nelson, aye. Motion carried.
Bob Stensland, Paul Stensland, Loretta Stensland, Patty Stensland Lambert and Mrs. Faron (Shirley) Stensland came to the meeting.
When the visitors started to speak, Mr. Bercier stopped them, explaining that the bar license was the only item on the agenda.
There being no further business, the mayor declared the meeting adjourned.
Ruth E. Buehler
City Auditor
James Nelson
Mayor


AGENDA
OBERON CITY COUNCIL
The Oberon City Council will meet on Monday, February 6, 2006 at 7 p.m. at the Oberon Community Center.
On the agenda are:
1. Call to order
2. Quorum determined
3. Minutes read
4. Bills approved
5. Reports of officers
6. Communications
7. Unfinished business
8. New business
9. Adjournment.


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD
January 10, 2006
A regular meeting of the Maddock School Board was held January 10, 2006 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 Rachel Markestad, Flo Kallenbach and Shawn Knudson.
A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the agenda.
Motion carried.
A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the minutes of December 13, the General Fund bills totaling $20,760.66, food service and activities reports. Motion carried.
GENERAL FUND
Kim Anderson $33.75
Barnes & Noble 30.35
Bison Auto 42.41
Cenex 72.30
City of Maddock 3,783.85
Cole Papers 77.32
Ecolab 100.00
Farmers Union Oil 3,493.87
Gaffaneys 1,277.72
Golden West Industrial
Supply 109.85
Gus’s Auto 40.77
Harlow’s Bus Sales 82.92
Health Dimensions Rehab 1,795.50
HomeTown Grocery 450.11
J&J Gravel 1,791.91
Jaymar Business Forms 60.19
Johnson Clinic 87.00
Maddock Caf? & Lanes 230.00
NDASA 225.00
NDSBA 250.00
OfficeMax 209.43
Popplers Music 184.88
Prairie Learning Center 1,472.00
Quill Corp 715.98
Schwan Wholesale 294.50
Sears 94.98
Stein Chemical Co 140.65
Surety Title 1,626.91
Thomson Learning 96.89
Twete, Inc 1,844.41
Terry Yri 45.21
Principals reports were reviewed. The School Improvement Process is planning an April visitation and the elementary will be hosting an academic challenge this spring.
A draft building use contract was reviewed. A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Kenner, to send this draft to the city for review. On roll call vote all were in favor. A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Lauinger, to approve monthly rent of $1,000 starting in January. On roll call vote all were in favor.
A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the second reading of revisions to Student Handbook policies: 1) Honor Roll- remove 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 and the policy revision was adopted.
A special meeting planned for January 28, 2006 at 8 a.m. to resume district policy review will continue as planned.
A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Kenner, to approve the 2006-07 district calendar. School will start on August 23, 2006 and graduation will be May 27, 2007. On roll call vote all were in favor.
A biennial long-range planning meeting was scheduled for April 11, 2006 following the monthly board meeting.
Mr. Bubach informed the board the library software needs to be replaced.
Funds are budgeted for this purchase.
Discussion was held on the replacement of track uniforms this year due to the name change and basketball uniforms for both girls’ and boys’ teams next year due to NDHSAA requirements.
Discussion was held on the continued possibility of fielding a football team considering future enrollments and projected participants. Interest has been received by area schools to begin dialog regarding a football co-op. Mr. Bubach will present survey information for discussion at the February meeting.
The next regular meeting will be February 14, 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
FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL BOARD
December 19, 2005
A regular meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held December 19, 2005 at 12 noon in the conference room of the Administration Building. Present were Erich Longie, Derrick Dauphinais, Lorraine McKay, Doug Yankton and Michael Alex. Others present were Stephanie Anderson, Dr. Wayne Trottier, Jeff Olson, Liz Nelson and John Laducer.
President Erich Longie called the meeting to order at 12:17 p.m.
The board suggested having old business after approval of the agenda. Mr.
Dauphinais moved to approve the agenda with the addition: J.) 21st Century.
Mr. Yankton seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.
Mr. Alex moved to approve the Alternative Program Policy. Mr. Yankton seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.
Discussion was held regarding the transportation report. Mr. Alex moved to approve the consent agenda with the exception of Liz Nelson’s federal director’s report. Mr. Yankton seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.
The board requested that Liz Nelson submit a letter to the childcare compliance officer on the requirements of a childcare director. Mr.
Dauphinais moved to approve Mrs. Nelson to submit a letter requesting the requirements of a childcare director. Mr. Alex seconded. All were in favor.
Motion carried.
Mr. Yankton moved to table an employee’s request for educational leave until Dr. Trottier visits with her. Mr. Alex seconded. All were in favor.
Motion carried.
Mr. Alex moved to approve the minutes of November 2, 14, and 30, 2005. Mr.
Yankton seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.
MONTHLY EXPENDITURES
DECEMBER 2005
Anderson, Stephanie $990.00
Anderson, Stephanie 112.88
Auto Owners Insurance 3,967.11
Bakers Dozen 8.80
Brownstone Publishing 206.00
Cole Papers 1,672.00
eSchool News 60.00
Greene, Jan 140.04
Greene-Robertson, Nancy 855.50
Hardware Hank 37.98
Johnson, Sandy 42.84
Laducer, John 79.52
Leevers 363.84
Longie, George 200.00
Luis Cafe 95.00
Nelson, Liz 40.00
The Pizza Ranch-
Devils Lake 109.55
Radisson Hotel-Fargo 60.00
Rose’s Stitch & Sew 222.57
Royal Lanes 600.00
Saari, Karen 123.00
Spirit Lake Marina 207.30
Spirit Lake Resort 84.50
TJ’s Pizza 129.93
TJ’s Pizza 88.00
Vernier Software 3,403.54
Wal-Mart 6,922.11
Warwick Public School 197.20
SUBTOTAL 21,019.21
STUDENT ACTIVITIES
Brady, Damon $960.00
Brady, Damon 200.00
Brady, Damon 280.00
Bull, Lawrence 100.00
Bull, Lawrence 120.00
Finley, Val 280.00
Finley, Val 280.00
Gerrells of DL 21.98
Gourd, Sean 270.00
Gourd, Sean 270.00
Howard, Catherine 100.00
Howard, Catherine 120.00
Kmart 294.41
Leaf, Mike 40.00
Lind, LTD 193.90
Master Bakery 20.64
Mertens, Dan 174.00
Mertens, Dan 120.00
Mertens, Joe 216.00
Omni Cheer 374.55
Palmer, Chad 174.00
Palmer, Chad 120.00
Pizza Corner 270.00
Ploium, Corey 80.00
Ploium, Corey 40.00
Ploium, Corey 108.00
Schwan Wholesale 1,581.87
Select Therapy 74.30
Smith, Rick 146.25
Smith, Rick 264.00
Smith, Rick 410.00
Smith, Rick 410.00
Stotts, Jeff 174.00
Thompson, Sheila 40.00
Trottier, Wayne Jr 108.00
Varsity Bags 97.00
Walen, Angie 110.00
Walking Eagle, Kari 120.00
Yankton, Justin 40.00
Yankton, Justin 120.00
SUBTOTAL 8,922.90
TOTAL 29,942.11
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE
DECEMBER 2005
Payroll $208,564.83
Social Security 25,039.34
Medicare 5,856.20
Federal Withholding 17,057.08
State Withholding 2,504.00
NDTFFR 21,650.02
BCBSND 26,278.20
AFLAC 131.06
SLSTEB 160.00
FTPSD #30 353.75
NDPERS 4,290.37
NCT 530.26
ND State Disburse 279.15
Western State 480.00
Spirit Lake Tribe 915.00
Spirit Lake Housing 300.00
Thrivent Lutheran 300.00
IRS 322.50
TOTAL 315,011.76
Ms. McKay moved to approve the personnel report. Mr. Yankton seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.
Dr. Trottier updated the board regarding Impact Aid, 21st Century, the Adequate Yearly Progress meeting, attendance officer, High Schools That Work Program, and tribal court meetings.
Mr. Longie requested that the Boys’ and Girls’ Club bring a letter to the board with a plan. Ms. McKay moved to table this subject until a Boys’ and Girls’ Club board member meets with the school board. Mr. Yankton seconded.
With four in favor, the motion carried. Mr. Dauphinais abstained.
Mr. Yankton moved to adjourn. Mr. Dauphinais seconded. All were in favor.
Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 2:23 p.m.
Stephanie Anderson
Clerk
Erich Longie
Board President
(Publish Feb. 1, 2006)


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