3/8/2006 – Public Notices


 

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.

GENERAL FUND

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

Ferrellgas                      672.28

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

Menards-Bismarck                     154.69

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

NDASA                         125.00

ND Teachers Retirement

    Fund                         225.84

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

Postmaster                   15.26

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

Wal-Mart                       24.03

TOTAL              40,110.48

SPECIAL FUND

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

Wal-Mart                       17.64

TOTAL              2,688.98

HOT LUNCH

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

TOTAL              1,142.24

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.

Dianne Mikkelson

Business Manager

David Ambers

Chairman

 

AGENDA

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)


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

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

NDACE                         225.00

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

Aflac                379.55

BCBS of ND                 3,489.98

Benson Co Transportation                     800.00

Bonnie Erickson                        15.00

Clute’s Office Equipment                       206.90

Colonial                        155.83

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

    Retirement                23,063.30

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

Wal-Mart                       107.54

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

Hoiberg’s                      18.79

Otter Tail Power Co                   1,753.86

Wal-Mart                       7.46

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

VSO                 777.44

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.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Ed Ripplinger

Chairman


NOTICE OF HEARING

Probate #03-06-P-1

IN DISTRICT COURT, BENSON COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA.

In the Matter of the Estate of Elizabeth Vang, Deceased.

 

Evelyn Jones,   )

                                      Petitioner,       )

                            vs.    )

Elizabeth Vang and all other persons)

unknown interest in, or lien, or    )

encumbrance upon, the property            )

described in the Notice, )

                                    Respondents.   )

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

(701) 473-5338

ID#: 04664

(Publish March 1, 8 and 15, 2006)

 


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