MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD
January 11, 2006
A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan Board of Education was called to order by Chairman David Ambers on January 11, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. Also present were Randy Thompson, Laura Every, Supt. Myron Jury, Ron Carlson and Dianne Mikkelson.
Terry Yri, Corey Erickson and Jean Callahan were absent.
Every made a motion to approve the agenda.
Thompson seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Thompson made a motion to approve the minutes of the December 19, 2005 meeting. Every seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Every made a motion to approve the bills for payment. Thompson seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Advanced Business Methods $765.43
American Family Ins 548.12
Benson Co Farmers Press 118.34
BCBS of ND 1,075.50
Books Are Fun 117.00
Brady Martz Accountants 800.00
Mike Callahan 250.00
Ron Carlson 228.75
Cellular One 57.13
Center for Education & Employment Law 464.80
City of Minnewaukan 490.50
Creative Impressions 114.00
Dakota Assemblies 200.00
Devils Lake Chrysler Center 15,906.00
Devils Lake C & F Center 1,395.70
Duke’s Car/Truck Wash 15.75
Bonnie Erickson 296.40
Exhaust Pros 21.59
Expressway Inn 49.95
Farmers Union Oil Co 118.71
Goulding’s Oil & Propane, Inc 3,359.29
Grand Forks Herald 28.50
Hasse Plumbing & Heating, Inc 168.00
Lyndee Heser 50.00
Jemstone Auto Glass, Inc 676.42
Job Service North Dakota 822.93
Britney Littlewind 74.67
Antionette Lohnes 43.77
Mac’s, Inc 59.99
Dianne Mikkelson 157.25
Motor Vehicle Dept 17.00
NAPA Auto Parts 2,041.63
ND ACDA 24.00
NDAESP Mid-Winter Conf 110.00
ND Teachers Retirement
ND Telephone Co 427.60
Oddens’ Grocery 1,297.97
Otter Tail Power Co 3,780.02
Platinum Plus for Business 904.56
Poppler’s Music, Inc 104.75
Radisson Hotel-Fargo 84.00
School Specialty, Inc 275.77
Schwan Wholesale Co 219.95
Staloch Insurance 80.00
Stein’s, Inc 463.24
Jason Svir 300.00
Therapro, Inc 18.50
Viking Office Products 148.96
Capital One, FSB $760.04
Gerrells & Co 306.50
Oddens’ Grocery 11.10
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co 828.00
Pizza Corner Frozen Pizza 327.15
Platinum Plus for Business 23.52
Portraits by Misti 28.00
Schwan Wholesale Co 234.08
Training Room, Inc 152.65
Beth Beecroft $15.00
Horizon Snack Foods, Inc 74.40
Interstate Brands Corp 85.30
Meadow Sweet Dairy 392.66
Shantel Miller 16.25
ND DPI 27.72
Oddens’ Grocery 94.16
Schwan Wholesale Co 130.63
Stein’s, Inc 86.33
US Foodservice-Grand Forks 219.79
Thompson made a motion to revise the Title I budget as follows: 110 Regular Salary-Certified from $95,300.00 to $105,405.81; 120 Aide Salary-Non-certified from $12,500.00 to $11,600.00; 210 Group Insurance from $12,450.00 to $13,220.75; 220 Social Security from $6,432.75 to $7,203.50; 230 Teachers Retirement from $12,000.00 to $12,770.75; 340 Official/Admin Services from $14,605.81 to $6,000.00; 619 Other Teacher Supplies from $2,000.00 to $12,878.05; and 730 Equipment from $16,000.00 to 0.00. Every seconded the motion. Roll call vote was taken with all members present voting yes. Motion carried. Yri and Erickson were absent.
Every made a motion to approve the financial reports. Thompson seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Discussion was held on the Crisis Response Plan, School Improvement visitation, lighting and energy proposal, NESC documents and commitment agreement, and in-service day report.
Thompson made a motion to approve the resignation of Ron Carlson effective May 31, 2006. Every seconded the motion. Roll call vote was taken with all members present voting yes. Yri and Erickson were absent.
School board negotiators this year will be Laura Every and Corey Erickson.
Every made a motion to purchase a 2005 Dodge van for $15,906.00. Thompson seconded the motion.
Roll call vote was taken with all members present voting yes. Motion carried.
Discussion was held on the tuition agreements and the art grant the school received from the Devils Lake Area Foundation.
Jean Callahan joined the meeting at this time.
The principals’ gave their reports.
The next meeting will be February 15, 2006 at 6:30 p.m.
Thompson made a motion to adjourn the meeting.
Every seconded the motion. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD
March 13, 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 minutes V. Presentation of bills VI. Reports. A. General Fund; B. Special Fund; C.
Hot lunch; D. Capital projects
VII. Old business. A. Negotiations; B. Lighting and energy saving proposal; C. Superintendent’s evaluation; D. Science teacher opening VIII. New business. A. Science Olympiad; B. Track and basketball uniforms IX. Principals’ reports X. Next meeting date and time XI. Adjournment (Publish March 8, 2006)
OF THE BOARD OF
February 7, 2006
The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at 9 a.m.
Commissioners present were Dwain Brown, Curtis Hvinden, Ed Ripplinger, Barry Cox and Jason Lee.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Ripplinger.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Lee, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of January 17, 2006 and the special meeting of January 26, 2006. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed a letter from the ND DOT regarding project #SC-032(052), PCN 16234 dated February 1, 2006. A copy of this letter was provided to the Benson County Highway Department.
The board also reviewed a letter from the US Board of Geographic Names dated January 23, 2006 indicating it did not approve the proposal to make official the name Beaver Bay for a portion of Mud Lake.
A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Brown, to grant a gaming permit to the Robert Tovsrud VFW Post 757 of Harlow. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed the mileage/activity report of the sheriff’s department for January 2006.
The board also reviewed a letter from the Office of the State Court Administrator dated February 3, 2006. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Hvinden, to enter into a funding agreement with the State of North Dakota for the 2007-2009 biennium to receive reimbursement for providing clerk services. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
Further, the board reviewed a cost estimate for the purchase of a new patrol car for the sheriff’s department.
The board was notified of a letter dated February 1, 2006 from Thelma Paulson of the Peterson Coulee Outlet Association, requesting advance notice of when it would be voting on the land acquisition issue and clean out of the Tolna Coulee.
The board telephoned Michael Connor, Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board, to determine the cost estimates of acquiring land for the Tolna Coulee clean out project. The board was informed the estimated cost to Benson County would be $36,800.
The board reviewed the draft minutes of a special meeting of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board held on January 31, 2006.
The board also reviewed a letter from Trevor Christianson regarding the completion of project
CER-0353(055) dated January 30, 2006.
Further, the board reviewed the revised Engineer’s Opinion of Probable Cost dated January 20, 2006 on project CER-3607(0-59) along with the Engineer’s Opinion of Probable Cost dated January 13, 2006 on project SC-0328(063).
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to have the chairman sign the Construction and Maintenance Agreement for project no.
SC-0328(063). All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board telephoned Gene Hager, Benson County Highway superintendent. Hager reported that FEMA rejected his request to repair/raise the bridge on 55th St. NE to allow for a crossing between the old Hwy. #281 and the new Hwy. #281. He indicated the State of North Dakota may agree to place pipe in the bridge south of Howard Dressen’s or the bridge on 55th St. NE. The board concluded the east/west bridge south of Howard Dressen’s is a necessity.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Lee, to transfer $75,000 from the County Poor Fund to the Social Welfare Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed the letters received from the city of Minnewaukan and Riggin Township giving their input on which portion of the old Hwy. #281 they believe should remain open to traffic.
The board reviewed the minutes from the Lake Region District Health Unit board meeting of October 25, 2006.
The board also reviewed a memorandum from Richard Gray, Division of Community Services, regarding the manufactured home installation program.
James P. Wang, Benson County state’s attorney, met with the board to discuss whether or not he would be interested in adding the duties of Ramsey County state’s attorney to his position in the event Lonnie Olson is selected for the judgeship position he applied for. Wang talked about several topics discussed at a seminar he attended in Bismarck.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Lee, to pay
$8,055 for the radio antennae to be placed on the new radio tower from the State Revenue Sharing Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to transfer $75,000 from the Highway Tax Fund and $5,000 from the 5 Mill Fund to the Road and Bridge Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Brown, to transfer $3,000 from the State Revenue Sharing Fund to the Emergency Disaster Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Lee, to pay all county approved bills. All members voted yes.
The motion carried unanimously. The following bills were paid:
Nodak Comm, Inc $10,262.00
North Star Community Credit Union 50,000.00
Social Welfare 5,865.97
Curtis Hvinden 22.50
Barry Cox 26.25
Dwain Brown 21.00
Don Vetsch 19.50
Ellen Huffman 10.50
June Olson 24.75
Lynn Hoffert 24.75
Rick Olson 24.75
Rio Himle 18.75
Ronald Smith 16.50
Cellular One 75.21
Consolidated Plastics Co 434.80
ND Telephone Co 199.29
Nodak Electric Cooperative 51.03
Cellular One 44.63
Barry Cox 87.50
ND Telephone Co 679.15
Oddens’ Grocery 423.39
Minnewaukan City 96.95
Dean Petska 50.00
The Home Shop 198.35
Job Service of ND 5,281.10
James Wang 580.00
Nationwide Retirement Services 20.00
Senior Meals & Services 6,564.00
Office of St Tax Comm 4,483.70
ND Public Employees Retirement 9,125.30
US Postmaster 39.00
ND Game & Fish 31,624.00
BCBS of ND 3,489.98
Benson Co Transportation 800.00
Bonnie Erickson 15.00
Clute’s Office Equipment 206.90
Conseco Health Ins Co 108.30
Ellen Huffman 76.80
Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 21.75
Joel Braaten 47.50
Jean Olson 120.00
Jenny Steinhaus 32.25
Lee Paulson 58.75
Matthew Bender & Co, Inc 170.45
LR Law Enforcement Ctr 2,550.00
Lake Region Dist Health 11,350.75
Maddock Mini Mart 236.70
ND Assn of Counties 4.00
ND Co Auditors Assn 75.00
ND Clerk of Courts Assn 60.00
ND Public Employees
NDSU Extension Service 50.00
Oddens’ Grocery 405.51
Quality Photo 11.41
Benson Co Farmers Press 982.44
Protective Life Ins Co 391.24
Robyn Risovi 25.00
Scott Knoke 278.75
Universal Services 84.00
Viking Office Products 225.99
Vicky Schlieve 9.00
Social Welfare 18,202.58
Alton’s Bulk Service 1,280.39
B & H Oil 238.01
Butler Machine 360.73
Caterpillar Financial Corp 27,498.48
Esmond City 24.85
Lake Chevrolet 432.81
Cliff’s Towing 70.00
Maddock City 67.00
Minnewaukan City 36.50
Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 632.89
Farmers Union Oil-York 3,490.36
Gene Hager 130.50
Home of Economy 57.03
HE Everson Co 209.50
Jemstone Auto Glass 395.43
Lake Lumber, Inc 55.80
LaMotte’s Paint & Glass 145.17
Mac’s, Inc 29.87
Gus’s Auto Parts 17.99
Nodak Comm, Inc 8,055.00
Northern Plains Elec Co-op 106.00
Otter Tail Power Co 46.64
Otter Tail Power Co 294.11
Paulson Supply 56.15
Power Plan (RDO Equip) 1,916.50
Praxair Distribution, Inc 14.83
Riggin Motors 30.00
Schwan Wholesale Co 12.80
Sioux Utilities 90.00
Service Tire 230.85
Warwick Oil 1,152.82
BW Kelly Inn-Fargo 100.00
Chad’s Amoco 279.32
Curtis Hvinden 188.75
Barry Cox 115.25
Edward Ripplinger 100.63
Jason Lee 232.25
Dwain Brown 219.88
Otter Tail Power Co 1,753.86
Distribution on Entities 759,379.28
Avaya, Inc 193.36
Doublewood Inn 50.00
ND Dept of Human Svcs 3,399.89
ND Telephone Co 436.59
Cass County Tr 283.50
Conseco Health Ins Co 108.30
Distribution of Entities 3,559.38
Information Tech Dept 389.43
ND State Treasurer 9,223.22
ND Telephone Co 716.34
JANUARY 2006 NET PAYROLL
County Agent $1,058.08
Emergency Disaster 935.04
County General 30,119.63
Social Services 27,576.70
County Road 15,422.49
The board reviewed an information sheet on how senior citizens mill levy/match dollars are being spent.
Ellen Huffman, tax equalization director, met with the board and presented several Applications for Abatement of Taxes from individuals who own property along the Peterson Coulee Outlet. She indicated the sum of $1,721.53 was paid for taxes on the property by the State Water Commission for the year 2005. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Cox, to approve the applications. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed an Application for Abatement of Taxes on parcels 05-0000-01065-300, 05-0000-01065-600, 05-0000-01066-300 and 05-0000-01066-600. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Cox, to approve the applications. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board also reviewed an Application for Abatement of Taxes on parcel 45-0001-10911-000.
Huffman informed the board the city of
Minnewaukan denied this request. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to deny the application. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The narrative report from Benson County Public Health for January 2006 was presented to the board.
Ralph Olson met with the board to inform them the annual township meeting will be held on March 10,
2006 at 6 p.m. at the Trinity Free Lutheran Church. Olson also commented on the additional distance the Maddock Public School bus will need to travel if the portion of old Hwy. #281 south of the Minnewaukan dump ground is abandoned. He estimated the annual cost for mileage to be $2,800. He recommended to the board that the “Stolz” road between the John Rice and Stuart Johnson residences should be built up so it could be used for travel to the new Hwy. #281.
At 11 a.m. the board met with representatives from the city of Minnewaukan and the townships affected by the closing of the old Hwy. #281.
People present at this time were Robert Blegen and Marco Tollefson, Pelican Township (Ramsey County); Ralph Olson, Maddock Public School; Richard Peterson, city of Minnewaukan; Brad Darr and Dave Leftwich, ND DOT; Morris Holen Jr., Wold Engineering; Richard Anderson, North Central Planning Council; James P. Wang, Benson County state’s attorney; and Gene Hager, Benson County Highway superintendent. The group was informed the State of North Dakota indicated it will raise the road west of the city of Minnewaukan and will place overlay through the city of Minnewaukan as requested. Hager commented that FEMA has denied the requests to build up either of the bridges on old Hwy. #281. Blegen and Tollefson stated the Brinsmade road needs to be maintained. Hager informed the group that he will inquire as to whether or not the bridge south of Howard Dressen’s can be raised 6 feet at a low cost. He thought that perhaps the State of North Dakota would pay a portion of the cost involved. Hager questioned if the state would assist with the costs if the bridge on the Brinsmade road was built up. The state indicated they would need to compare the costs involved. Tollefson commented that he was concerned with emergency services getting to his place. The board concluded they will obtain estimates for raising the bridges on the Brinsmade road and the bridge south of Howard Dressen’s and submit the estimates to the ND DOT.
The motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.
Benson County Auditor
NOTICE OF HEARING
IN DISTRICT COURT, BENSON COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA.
In the Matter of the Estate of Elizabeth Vang, Deceased.
Evelyn Jones, )
Elizabeth Vang and all other persons)
unknown interest in, or lien, or )
encumbrance upon, the property )
described in the Notice, )
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Evelyn Jones has filed with the Judge of the District Court of Benson County, North Dakota, a Petition for Adjudication of Intestacy and Determination of Heirs in the matter of the estate of the above named Deceased, Elizabeth Vang.
The assets of the estate consist of, in addition to other property, an interest in the following described real estate in Benson County, North Dakota:
A tract of land in the NE?SE? of Sect. 11, Twp.
152, Rge. 68 described as follows: Commencing at the northwest corner of said 40 acre tract, thence east 40 rods along the north line of said 40 acre tract, to the section line between Sections Eleven (11) and Twelve (12), thence south 4 rods, thence west 40 rods, thence north 4 rods to the place of beginning containing one acre, all in Section Eleven, Township One Hundred Fifty-two, Range Sixty-eight.
Hearing has been set to consider the Petition on the 27th day of March, 2006 at 2:30 o’clock p.m.
at the Courtroom of the Benson County District Court in the City of Minnewaukan, County of Benson, State of North Dakota, at which time and place you may be heard if you wish.
Dated this 27th day of February, 2006.
/s/ James P. Wang
James P. Wang
Attorney for Petitioner
PO Box 211
110 Main St. E
Minnewaukan, ND 58351
(Publish March 1, 8 and 15, 2006)
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