3/15/2006 – Public Notices


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)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

ESMOND CITY COUNCIL

March 6, 2006

A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was

held March 6, 2006 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City

Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman,

council members Eris Hoffner and Walter Norman

and City Auditor Misti Arnold. Visitors were

DeLores Solway and Lance Alexander.

A motion was made by Eris Hoffner, seconded by

Walter Norman, to approve the minutes of the

regular meeting of February 6, 2006. The motion carried unanimously.

Mayor Estagen Zimmerman appointed DeLores Solway

and Lance Alexander to the city council to fill

the two open positions on the council. Walter

Norman made a motion to accept DeLores and Lance

to fill the two positions, seconded by Eris

Hoffner. The motion carried unanimously.

DeLores Solway and Lance Alexander were sworn in

by Mayor Estagen Zimmerman and will fill the two

council positions until June. They then will have

to run for re-election for these positions.

A motion was made by Eris Hoffner, seconded by

Lance Alexander, to pay all approved bills. The

motion carried unanimously. The following bills were paid:

Terry Schwab $366.87

Misti Arnold 554.10

ND Telephone Co. 55.27

Otter Tail Power Co. 822.27

Benson Co. Farmers Press 54.29

Waste Management 1,246.91

Workforce Safety Insurance 298.17

Benson County Hwy. Dept. 324.00

ND Municipal Finance

Officers Association 30.00

ND Sewage Pump

Lift Station 250.00

Dennis Leier 230.00

Farmers Union Oil 558.45

Mayor Estagen Zimmerman presented two different

estimates for fixing the brakes on the city

pickup. Walter Norman made a motion to accept the

Harvey Tire proposal, seconded by Eris Hoffner. The motion carried unanimously.

Mayor Estagen Zimmerman presented different

banner types and prices to the board. This

discussion was tabled until the next meeting.

Mayor Estagen Zimmerman discussed progress on the

lagoon. On March 16 he will be meeting with Leif

Norton of Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson, an

engineering firm, to discuss options and grants.

Stanley Syverson discussed a street light in the

alley near his house with Mayor Zimmerman.

Stanley has paid for the street light for years

and wanted to know if the city would take over

the bill and if not, he would have it

disconnected. Mayor Zimmerman asked the board for

comments. Walter Norman made a motion to take

over paying for the street light, seconded by

Lance Alexander. The motion carried unanimously.

New water rates were discussed but tabled until the next meeting.

Anyone interested in running for election in June

needs to fill out an SFN 2704

Petition/Certificate of Nomination and a

completed SFN 10172 Statement of Interests. These

forms are available by calling the city auditor

at 701-249-3441. They need to be filled out and

returned to the city auditor by April 17, 2006.

Positions up for re-election are two 2-year

council members, two 4-year council members

(these positions will be up for re-election in

two years because the positions had to be filled

midway in the term), two 4-year terms on the park

board and one 2-year term on the park board.

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, April 3, 2006 at 7 p.m.

A motion was made by Walter Norman, seconded by

Eris Hoffner, to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

Misti Arnold

City Auditor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL

January 9, 2006

A regular meeting of the Maddock City Council was

held on January 9, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. at the

council chambers. Members present to answer roll

call were Mayor Kevin Winson, Alderwoman Marilyn

Allan and Aldermen Mark Finley and Rodney

Maddock. Alderman Wayne Knatterud entered the

meeting later. Ann Sears, Justin Schneider,

Bernie Ehnert and Marla Kenner were guests.

There was a resolution missed in the April 4, 2005 minutes:

WHEREAS, the City of Maddock has been approached

by Sharon Wheeler of Maddock Caf? & Lanes to

allow wine coolers and beer for sale after 5 p.m., and

WHEREAS, all obligations for the state licence

have been met, let the record show, Alderman

Wayne Knatterud introduced the foregoing

resolution, seconded by Alderwoman Marilyn Allan and carried.

THEREFORE, let the record show the 2005 fee will

be prorated and the 2006 fee will be $50.00.

Rodney Maddock made a motion to approve the

amendment. Marilyn Allan seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Mark Finley made a motion to approve the minutes

of the December meeting. Rodney Maddock seconded

the motion. Motion carried. Rodney Maddock made a

motion to approve the November 21, 2005 special

meeting minutes with one correction. Mark Finley

seconded the motion. Motion carried. Marilyn

Allan made a motion to approve the minutes of the

December 2005 special meeting. Rodney Maddock

seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Bills were audited. Rodney Maddock moved to

approve the bills. Mark Finley seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Employees’ Wages $7,338.93

Ramsey National Bank 1,152.70

State Tax Commissioner 72.00

Waste Management 3,650.00

Border States Electric 904.67

Mid-West Electric 159.00

Northern Plains Electric

Co-op 33,699.35

Blue Cross Blue Shield 1,798.44

Maddock EDC 250.00

Maddock EDC 225.00

Maddock Construction Co 972.50

Benson Co Farmers Press 219.47

Maddock Mini Mart 240.60

Net Hertz.Comm 190.00

Gus’s Auto Supply 583.09

Farmers Union Oil Co 916.64

Frank L. Mosser 1,100.00

Frank L. Mosser 88.50

Jean A. Mosser 2.76

Visa 178.27

ND One Call, Inc 4.68

Northern Water Works 81.52

Western Area Power Adm 3,997.83

Peterson Law Office, PC 1,740.97

Red River Valley & Western

RR 270.00

HomeTown Grocery, LLC 3.40

Jones Brothers Auto 2,628.56

ND Water & Pollution Control 40.00

Thrifty White Drug 14.76

Home of Economy 103.25

Scholastic Book Fairs 41.74

MEI Engineering, Inc 1,160.00

Nodak Communications, Inc 2,588.00

ND Telephone Co 210.57

Ramsey National Bank 1,040.00

Ramsey National Bank 1,040.00

Ramsey National Bank 1,040.00

US Post Office 234.00

Ramsey National Bank 995.62

State Tax Commissioner 69.00

The January 7, 1974 resolution, section 3 was

discussed. Marilyn Allan made a motion to repeal

section 3 of the said resolution. Rodney Maddock

seconded the motion. Show of hands: three in

favor and one opposed. Motion carried.

Discussion was held on the off sale license

request from HomeTown Grocery, LLC. Rodney

Maddock moved to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, THAT the City of Maddock shall

issue to Ann Sears, doing business as HomeTown

Grocery, LLC, a retail off sale alcoholic

beverage license for the sale of alcoholic

beverages at and from the premises located at 118

Central Avenue, Maddock, North Dakota 58348

(which said premises are also sometimes referred

to as City of Maddock, Original Townsite, Block

3, Lot 22) contingent upon Sears’ filing any and

all applications required by federal, state and

municipal law and further contingent upon Sears’

qualifications for licensure under all applicable

federal, state and municipal laws.

Wayne Knatterud seconded the motion for the

adoption of the foregoing resolution. Marilyn

Allan, Wayne Knatterud and Rodney Maddock were in

favor. Mark Finley was opposed. The resolution was approved.

Travis Dillman of Interstate Engineering of

Jamestown was present and delivered the

preliminary engineering report on the lift

station, pumps, and sewer system. Auditor Mosser

is to check on the CBDG funding and find out

about the time line and ranking time line for the application.

The Multi-Purpose Building Committee was

represented by David Johnson, Robert Buckmier and

Scott Foss. They were questioning the

loan/financing and what had been learned from the

attorney. To date no answer has been received.

They updated the council on the status of the work, wiring and concrete.

Wayne Knatterud will find out about holding a

safe driving course for all city employees as

Kathy Knatterud is now an instructor.

The final item of discussion was the taxes due on

the Maddock Business & Technology Center. Mayor

Winson will visit with Laura Every and it will be

discussed at the next regular meeting.

The next meeting will be February 7, 2006 at 6:30 p.m.

There being no further business, on motion made

and seconded the meeting adjourned.

Jean A. Mosser

City Auditor

Kevin Winson

Mayor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL

February 15, 2006

A regular meeting of the Maddock City Council was

held on February 15, 2006 at 5 p.m. at the

council chambers. Members present to answer roll

call were Mayor Kevin Winson, Alderwoman Marilyn

Allan and Aldermen Mark Finley and Rodney

Maddock. Alderman Wayne Knatterud entered the

meeting later. City employees Frank Mosser and Keith Winson were also present.

Rodney Maddock made a motion to approve the

minutes of the January meeting. Mark Finley

seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Bills were audited and ordered paid:

Employees’ Wages $4,125.40

Ramsey National Bank 1,151.60

State Tax Commissioner 76.00

Benson Co Treasurer Office 742.94

Waste Management of ND 3,651.00

Border States Electric

Supply, Inc 403.12

Northern Plains Electric, Inc 27,427.30

Blue Cross Blue Shield 1,796.44

Maddock EDC 250.00

Maddock EDC 225.00

ND Health Department 1,346.00

Maddock Mini Mart 107.10

ND Telephone Co 221.14

Gus’s Auto Parts, Inc 40.00

Farmers Union Oil Co 287.95

ND Library Assn 35.00

Frank L. Mosser 88.50

Jean A. Mosser 16.72

Keith Winson 23.23

Missouri River Energy Svcs 1,500.00

Visa 220.95

One Call Concepts, Inc 1.17

Northern Water Works, Inc 198.75

Clute Office Equipment, Inc 96.95

Western Area Power Adm 4,793.92

Peterson Law Offices, PC 606.39

Hoiberg’s, Inc 196.26

ND Sewage Pump & Lift

Station 966.00

Marianne Sears, CPA 20.00

Workforce Safety & Ins 1,181.86

Interstate Engineering, Inc 3,331.55

Grainger 149.94

Tyndale House Publishers,

Inc 31.47

Dakota Supply Group, Inc 79.31

Edward R. Hamilton

Bookseller 84.80

Home of Economy, Inc 122.44

Wayne Manufacturing Co,

LC 722.44

Schwan Wholesale Co 135.35

Twete, Inc 108.08

Frank L. Mosser 13.77

ND One Call, Inc 2.34

ND Rural Water Systems

Assn 100.00

Maddock Community Club 50.00

Benson County Treasurer 2,431.23

Frank Mosser reported that the city employees

have been installing an overhead door operator at

the community center. Also he has been able to

secure parts for the pump he wanted to replace

and they appear to be correct. Traffic signs were

discussed in the area of the Multi-Purpose

Building where traffic enters the school yard.

Proper signs will be placed as soon as the ground can be dug.

Frank Mosser, Keith Winson, Curtis Hvinden and

Joe Engels from the Maddock Fire District were

present. Mosser spoke to the group on behalf of

the department. "Jaws of Life" training is set

for March 3-5 in Maddock. The department will

need an additional vehicle to carry the "Jaws of

Life" and a small supply of water. The new truck

will be arriving any day and funds are needed to

finish paying for the truck and training. Wayne

Knatterud made a motion to donate $45,000.00 to

the department for its needs. Mark Finley

seconded the motion. Motion carried. Marilyn

Allan made a motion to amend the 2006 general

fund budget. Wayne Knatterud seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The Multi-Purpose Building Committee was

represented by David Johnson, Scott Foss and

Robert Buckmier. The first item was to review the

agreement with the Maddock Public School and the

city on the use of the building and fees. Wayne

Knatterud made a motion to sign the agreement.

Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. Motion

carried. Mark Finley made a motion that the

scheduling be run through the city hall. Marilyn

Allan seconded the motion. Motion carried. To

date no word has been received from the city

attorney on the loan/mortgage for the building.

Mark Finley made a motion to proceed with the

CBDG for the lift station update. Interstate

Engineering, Inc. will file this grant on behalf

of the city. Wayne Knatterud seconded the motion.

Motion carried. Rodney Maddock made a motion the

city will finance 50%. Mark Finley seconded the

motion. Motion carried. Auditor Mosser presented

the "Resolution of Sponsorship" for this project.

Wayne Knatterud made a motion to adopt the

resolution. Mark Finley seconded the motion.

Motion carried. The second resolution presented

concerned handicapped access. Wayne Knatterud

made a motion to adopt the resolution. Rodney

Maddock seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Mayor Winson asked about purchasing a new

typewriter for the office. Wayne Knatterud made a

motion to purchase a new unit. Mark Finley

seconded the motion. Motion carried. Mr. Winson

also wants a second phone line into the office

with voice mail. Wayne Knatterud made a motion to

have this equipment updated. Mark Finley seconded

the motion. Motion carried. Mr. Winson also

encouraged everyone to attend the March Madness in Bismarck.

It was determined the 2004 taxes on the Maddock

Business & Technology Center have not been paid.

The total due is $2,431.23 for 2004 and all of

2005. Wayne Knatterud made a motion to pay the

2004 taxes. Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. Motion carried.

It was determined that the meters for all

electric heated homes and businesses will be read

by the city and bills will be created on the

computer. The reason for this is to obtain a

timely reading and have all electric heat kw’s

reported by a certain date each month to Northern Plains Electric.

Wayne Knatterud asked about the city covering his

fee for certification to apply mosquito spray.

Marilyn Allan made a motion to cover the fee.

Mark Finley seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Wayne Knatterud announced there is a safe driving

course being taught at the Maddock Community

Center on March 30, 2006 and all employees shall

attend. The fee will be paid by the city.

Auditor Mosser presented a letter from the Lake

Region District Health Unit on the disposal of

the Erickson house. Rodney Maddock made a motion

to have Frank Mosser contact companies to

demolish and remove the house and fill the site.

Wayne Knatterud seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The ND Rural Water membership for 2006 was

presented. Auditor Mosser asked about a donation

to the Pat Denne Memorial Fund. Marilyn Allan

made a motion to donate $50.00 to the fund. Mark

Finley seconded the motion. Motion carried.

A discussion was held on the fee for the HomeTown

off sale license, which resulted in the following resolution:

WHEREAS, Ann Sears has approached the City of

Maddock to open an off sale separate from her present business, and

WHEREAS, when all city and state licensing has

been secured, let the record show Alderwoman

Marilyn Allan recommended an annual fee of

$500.00. This fee may be paid January 1 and June 30 of each year.

THEREFORE, let the record show the foregoing

motion was seconded by Alderman Wayne Knatterud and carried.

Marilyn Allan made a motion to pay annual dues to

the Maddock Community Club of $50.00. Wayne

Knatterud seconded the motion. Motion carried.

A building permit for Mark Tandeski was

presented. Wayne Knatterud made a motion for

approval. Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The next meeting will be March 6, 2006 at 5 p.m.

There being no further business, on motion made

and seconded the meeting adjourned.

Jean A. Mosser

City Auditor

Kevin Winson

Mayor

These minutes have not yet been approved by the Maddock City Council.


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL

February 16, 2006

A special meeting of the Maddock City Council was

held on February 16, 2006 at 3:15 p.m. at the

Maddock Community Center. Due to the fact the

city attorney was in town for other purposes, the

council called a special meeting to discuss the

Multi-Purpose Building Fund. Members present were

Mayor Kevin Winson, Alderwoman Marilyn Allan and

Aldermen Wayne Knatterud and Mark Finley.

Alderman Rodney Maddock entered the meeting

later. Bob Buckmier, Scott Foss, Cindy Hegland

and Attorney Travis Peterson were guests.

Attorney Peterson researched and found a

"non-appropriation mechanism" that may allow a

loan to the building without encumbering any city

funds or tax dollars. This will now go to the

lending agencies for their review. Mr. Peterson

excused himself and the council discussed a couple other items.

A permit was presented for the Double R Bar to

serve alcohol at the community center on March 4,

2006. Wayne Knatterud made a motion to approve

the permit. Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Mayor Winson spoke to the group about

appreciation night. The community club will

provide food and music and awards will be

provided by the city. Mark Finley made a motion

to approve the awards purchased by the city.

Wayne Knatterud seconded the motion. Motion carried.

There being no further business, on motion made

and seconded the special meeting adjourned.

Jean A. Mosser

City Auditor

Kevin Winson

Mayor

These minutes have not yet been approved by the Maddock City Council.


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL

March 6, 2006

A regular meeting of the Maddock City Council was

held on March 6, 2006 at 5 p.m. at the council

chambers. Members present to answer roll call

were Mayor Kevin Winson, Alderwoman Marilyn Allan

and Aldermen Wayne Knatterud, Mark Finley and

Rodney Maddock. City employees Frank Mosser and Keith Winson were also present.

Rodney Maddock made a motion to approve the

minutes of the February 15, 2006 meeting. Mark

Finley seconded the motion. Motion carried. Wayne

Knatterud made a motion to approve the minutes of

the special meeting on February 16, 2006 at the

Maddock Community Center. Rodney Maddock seconded

the motion. Motion carried. There was one

correction on a date in the February 15, 2006

minutes. This was corrected and approved.

Bills were audited. Wayne Knatterud moved to

approve the bills. Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Employees’ Wages $4,413.46

Ramsey National Bank 1,326.44

State Tax Commissioner 96.00

Waste Management of ND,

Inc 3,650.00

Benson County Treasurer 2,397.15

Northern Plains Electric 24,948.20

Blue Cross Blue Shield 1,796.44

Hawkins Chemical, Inc 205.89

Maddock EDC 250.00

Maddock EDC 225.00

Gus’s Auto Parts, Inc 192.08

Farmers Union Oil Co 542.37

Frank L. Mosser 88.50

Jean A. Mosser 7.36

Visa 450.11

Northern Water Works

Supply, Inc 319.55

Clute Office Equipment, Inc 385.00

Western Area Power Adm 5,017.08

HomeTown Grocery, LLC 7.58

Summers Mfg Company 16.50

Municipal Finance Offers 30.00

Interstate Engineering, Inc 511.00

Maddock Mini Mart 589.30

Kevin Winson 41.75

US Post Office 222.00

Maddock Fire Dept 25.00

Myron Barns of Grand Forks, district

representative of the Boy Scouts, was present and

spoke to the council on starting a troop in

Maddock. A charter partner, interested parents

and students are needed. There are three age

groups: grades 1-5, ages 11-18, and a mixed group

of ages 14-20. The latter group is called the

Venture Program. Mr. Barns will be at the school

on Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. to visit with parents on this matter.

Tree committee members Karen Mitzel and Marjorie

Rice were present and reported on their progress

regarding tree work in the city and plans for the

future. They asked about doing an Arbor Day

program and striving to get the Tree City Award

for Maddock. The council encouraged them to proceed on these items.

Scott Foss and Robert Buckmier of the

Multi-Purpose Building Committee were present and

asked about the loan process. Wayne Knatterud

made a motion to move forward with the first

mortgage on the property to be taken at

$188,000.00 total indebtedness, using the

"non-appropriation mechanism" to assure no

obligation of city funds. Marilyn Allan seconded

the motion. Motion carried. It was requested that

the committee allow one board member to be on the

signature card at the bank. This will be done.

A liquor permit was requested by the Double R Bar

for March 27, 2006 for the District 3 American

Legion and Auxiliary meeting at the Maddock

Community Center. Marilyn Allan made a motion to

approve the permit. Wayne Knatterud seconded the motion. Motion carried.

A memorial will be given to the Maddock Fire

Department in memory of Clarence Nielsen,

father-in-law of Wayne Knatterud. Rodney Maddock

made a motion for the memorial. Mark Finley

seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Rodney Maddock and Marilyn Allan are to

investigate how to create a Job Authority and report at the April meeting.

Todd Ness has agreed to serve on the park board.

Marilyn Allan made a motion to appoint Ness. Mark

Finley seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Auditor Mosser presented the Benson County

Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Resolution. Wayne

Knatterud made a motion to adopt the resolution.

Marilyn Allan seconded the motion. Motion

carried. Auditor Mosser requested permission to

use emergency funds to pay for the fuel used in

the last month. Mark Finley made a motion to

approve this expenditure. Marilyn Allan seconded

the motion. Motion carried. Mosser also reported

the CBDG was submitted to the North Central

Planning Council and she is waiting to learn the date of the ranking.

The next meeting will be April 3, 2006 at 5:30 p.m.

There being no further business, on motion made

and seconded the meeting adjourned.

Jean A. Mosser

City Auditor

Kevin Winson

Mayor

These minutes have not yet been approved by the Maddock City Council.

(Publish March 15, 2006)


NOTICE OF HEARING

Probate No. 03-06-P-03

IN DISTRICT COURT, BENSON COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA.

In the Matter of the Estate of Johannes Hager, Deceased.

Valice M. Hager, )

Petitioner )

Johannes Hager and )

all other persons unknown )

interest in, or lien, or )

encumbrance upon, the )

property described in the Notice, )

Respondents. )

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Valice M. Hager 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, Johannes Hager.

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:

Lots Two (2) and Three (3) of Block Six (6)

Original Townsite in the City of Oberon, County

of Benson, State of North Dakota.

Hearing has been set to consider the Petition on

the 10th day of April, 2006, at 3:00 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 13th day of March, 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 15, 22 & 29, 2006)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD

February 14, 2006

A regular meeting of the Maddock School Board was

held on February 14, 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 Paul Backstrom, Scott

Foss, Mavis Maloney and JoLynn Jacobson.

A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by

Brandvold, to approve the agenda. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by

Ellingson, to approve the minutes of January 10

and 28, the General Fund bills totaling

$39,928.07, food service and activities reports. Motion carried.

GENERAL FUND

ACT $144.00

Alton’s Bulk Service 861.82

Benson Co Farmers Press 147.01

Border States Electric

Supply 196.02

Nadley Buehler 24.00

Cenex 50.00

City of Maddock 3,475.16

Cole Papers 63.24

Creative Impressions 74.85

Dell Marketing 864.38

Devils Lake Public Schools 7,435.50

EduTech 275.00

Farmers Union Oil 4,983.12

Follett Educational 119.13

Gus’s Auto Supply 27.54

Harlow’s Bus Sales 138.36

Health Dimensions Rehab 3,066.00

Herald Press 33.00

Mary Hoffner 87.75

HomeTown Grocery 7.48

Information Technology

Dept 333.20

J&J Gravel 5,472.27

Johnson Clinic 348.00

Lannie Simonson Bldg 192.00

Penny Leier 30.00

Lonetree Sp Ed 514.25

Rachel Markestad 109.73

Medcenter One 237.00

ND State Treasurer 165.00

Nelson International 31.63

Networking Specialists 152.20

North Central Distance

Learning 2,025.00

ND Telephone Co 417.52

Vanessa Peters 15.00

Popplers Music 168.39

Prairie Learning Center 1,288.00

Praxair 10.98

Quill 813.34

Ramkota 100.00

Riverside Publishing 205.33

Roadking Inn 670.40

Sagebrush Corporation 1,519.95

Emil Schoenfish, CPA 510.00

Schwan Wholesale 241.25

Thomson Learning 344.56

Twete, Inc 46.42

UPS 8.67

Terry Yri 10.54

JoLynn Jacobson 1,874.08

Principals’ reports were reviewed. Discussion was

held on MathCounts and the elementary Academic

Challenge. It was also noted that the school’s Web site was updated.

The principals also informed the board that the

School Improvement Process is currently in Phase

5 and they are planning for an April review team

visit. A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by

Brandvold, to keep the current mission and vision

statements. On roll call vote all were in favor.

Representatives of the Class of 2006 presented an

agenda and estimate for a class trip to Duluth,

Minn. during spring break. A motion was made by

Brandvold, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the

trip. On roll call vote all were in favor.

Amendments regarding damages and janitorial

services in the Multi-Purpose Building Use

Agreement were discussed. A motion was made by

Kenner, seconded by Brandvold, to approve the

agreement including the amendment that the

district will be liable for damages incurred by

district use only, and that janitorial services

will be provided for district use. On roll call vote all were in favor.

A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by

Kenner, to accept the first reading of the

quorum’s recommendation for policies FBED through

LED, with the exception of policies GDH-GEA

withheld for principal review. On roll call vote all were in favor.

A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by

Brandvold, to amend the 2006-07 school district

calendar as recommended by Mr. Bubach. School

will start on August 23 and end May 24. Christmas

vacation will be December 20-January 2. On roll call vote all were in favor.

Discussion was held comparing costs of the

Lonetree Special Ed Unit and the Lake Region

Special Ed Unit. It was Mr. Bubach’s

recommendation to remain with Lonetree at this time.

Mr. Bubach presented information regarding the

football surveys sent to school families with

students in grades K-10. Survey results showed no

clear preferences. He recommends that a committee

meet with both the Fessenden and

Leeds-Minnewaukan schools for further discussion.

Mr. Swanson and Mrs. Ellingson volunteered to serve on this committee.

The next regular meeting will be March 14 at 5 p.m.

The meeting adjourned.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager

These minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Project Site PW-466

Benson County

North Dakota

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County

Commissioners of the County of Benson, North

Dakota, will receive sealed bids for a grade

raise (borrow), geotextile fabric, loose rock

riprap and incidental items for Benson County

Project PW-466 located 7 miles East of

Minnewaukan, at the office of the County Auditor

of said County until 10:00 a.m. CDST on April

18, 2006, at which time said bids will be opened and read aloud.

Said work is to be constructed in accordance with

approved Plans and Specifications now on file in

the office of the County Auditor. Copies of the

Plans and Specifications and other bidding and

contract documents may be obtained from Wold

Engineering, P.C., 915 East 11th Street,

Bottineau, North Dakota, 58318, upon payment of

$40.00 for each set of documents, none of which will be refunded.

The approximate quantities of work and material

for construction of this project are as follows:

Borrow 13,850 CY

Riprap 1,665 CY

Geotextile Fabric 3,735 SY

Incidental Items

Each bid is to be submitted on the basis of cash

payment for the work and is to be enclosed in a

sealed envelope addressed to the undersigned

County Auditor. Each bid is to be accompanied by

a Bidder’s Bond in the amount of five (5) percent

of the bid, as specified by the North Dakota

Century Code Par. 11-11-28, to be forfeited to

Benson County should the bidder fail to effect a

contract within ten (10) days after notice of an

award. Bidder will execute and effect a contract

in the amount of the bid and a Contractor’s Bond

as required by law and regulation and determination of Benson County.

The work on said project shall be started on a

date set by the County Commissioners, and shall

be completed by July 15, 2006, from such date liquidated damages shall be paid.

The right is reserved to reject all bids, and to

waive any informality in any bid, and to hold the

bids for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days from the date of opening bids.

DATE: March 9, 2006

SIGNED: Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

PO Box 206

Minnewaukan, ND 58351

(Publish March 15 & 22, 2006)


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

February 21, 2006

The Benson County Commissioners met in regular

session on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at 9 a.m.

Commissioners present were Barry Cox, Curtis

Hvinden, Ed Ripplinger, Jason Lee and Dwain

Brown. Chairman Ripplinger called the meeting to order.

A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to

approve the minutes of the regular meeting held

on February 7, 2006. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Cox, to

reappoint the following to the Benson County

Zoning Board: Barry Cox, Ralph Olson, Erling

Karlsbraaten, Curtis Hvinden and Ed Ripplinger.

All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Lee, to

sign the environmental review for the Benson

County Housing Authority. All members voted yes.

The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed the 2006 Devils Lake Basin Water Management Plan.

The board also reviewed a letter from Interstate

Engineering, Inc. dated February 3, 2006,

regarding the North Central Rural Water Consortium REAP Zone Improvements.

A letter from Garrison Diversion dated February

7, 2006, regarding the recreation matching grant

application was presented to the board.

The board reviewed a news release communique

dated November 1, 2005 from Carl Duchscher.

The board also reviewed the memo and minutes from

the January 4 and 31, 2006 meetings of the Devils

Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board,

along with the memo from Michael Connor dated

February 9, 2006, and the Devils Lake Basin Elevation and Flows Chart.

Rod Lindstrom, Surety Title, met with the board

to discuss the types of insurance for the

different equipment and programs in the county.

He requested information on what other boards the commissioners serve on.

A motion to adjourn carried unanimously.

Delores Scherr

Deputy Benson Co. Auditor

Ed Ripplinger

Chairman


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL BOARD

February 8, 2006

A regular meeting of the board of Fort Totten

School District No. 30 was held February 8, 2006

at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room of the

Administration Building. Present were Erich

Longie, Derrick Dauphinais, Doug Yankton and

Lorraine McKay. Michael Alex was absent. Others

present were Stephanie Anderson, Wayne Trottier,

John Laducer, Liz Nelson, Jan Greene and Hayley Ness.

President Dr. Erich Longie called the meeting to order at 4:42 p.m.

Mr. Dauphinais moved to approve the agenda. Mr.

Yankton seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

Mr. Dauphinais moved to table the 21st Century

item indefinitely. Mr. Yankton seconded. With

four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

Mr. Dauphinais moved to approve the Consent

Agenda with the exception of the principal’s

report, the federal program director’s report,

the special education director’s report, and the

lead security’s report. The board will inspect

these reports individually. Mr. Yankton seconded.

With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

Mr. Yankton moved to approve out-of-state travel

for Liz Nelson, Carmen Littlewind, Elaine Guy,

Erin Belgarde and Arlene de la Paz to attend the

National Conference on Family Literacy in

Louisville, Ky. March 19-21, 2006. Ms. McKay

seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

Mr. Alex entered the meeting at 4:51 p.m.

Mr. Dauphinais moved to approve out-of-state

travel for John Laducer, Merita Aldayel and Dr.

Trottier to attend the National Institute on

Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with

Disabilities in Orlando, Fla. April 30-May 3,

2006. Ms. McKay seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.

Mr. Yankton moved to approve out-of-state travel

for Dr. Longie and Mr. Dauphinais to attend the

National School Board Conference in Chicago, Ill.

April 8-11, 2006. Mr. Dauphinais seconded. Dr.

Longie, Mr. Yankton and Mr. Dauphinais were in

favor. Ms. McKay and Mr. Alex abstained. Motion carried.

The lead security’s report was presented to the board for its information.

Liz Nelson gave a presentation to the board

regarding e-rate grant bids and the due date. The

board will have a special meeting with the tribal school to discuss this grant.

Mr. Yankton moved to approve the minutes of

January 31, 2006 with additions and January 11,

2006. Mr. Dauphinais seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.

Bills approved are as follows:

MONTHLY EXPENDITURES

FOR JANUARY 2006

AAA Travel Agency $1,160.10

AAA Travel Agency 728.20

AAA Travel Agency 612.20

ACT 47.00

Allery, Kassandra 50.00

Altru Clinic 20.00

Anderson, Stephanie 90.07

Anne Carlsen Center for

Children 90.00

Baker’s Dozen 7.68

Bergstrom Electric, Inc 6,675.00

Carlson, Eilene 193.75

Cellular One 108.56

Cellular One 118.92

Dakota Boys Ranch 5,308.00

Days Inn-Fargo 69.00

de la Paz, Frank 70.00

de la Paz, Frank 385.00

Desjarlais, Jerrit 25.00

Devils Lake Park Board 80.00

DPI 200.00

Finishing Touches 32.49

Finley, Marlee 50.00

Fulsebakke, Gary 759.28

Gallagher, Lorelei 27.75

Gangl, Tara 64.54

Gangl, Tara 1,274.38

Gangl, Tara 286.00

Greene, Jan 301.49

Greene-Robertson,

Nancy 75.00

Greene-Robertson,

Nancy 213.75

Hale, Carmen 50.00

Hale, Michelle 50.00

I-Design 944.26

Jacobson, Ron 364.75

Job Service of ND 2,006.34

Johnston, Mark 91.38

Kelly Inn-Fargo 300.00

Laducer, John 364.75

Laducer, John 44.50

LBE & Associates 420.00

Longie, Erich 228.75

Loris Countryside Quilting 160.00

Luis Cafe 76.50

Luis Cafe 60.00

MCREL 855.00

Montana-Dakota Utilities 548.18

Morin, Charles Jr 50.00

Morin, Nicklaus 75.00

ND Counseling 55.00

ND Telephone Co 646.82

Nelson, Elizabeth 25.78

Northern Plains Electric

Co. 165.00

Office Innovations 5,160.41

Office Innovations 865.00

Olson, Jeff 161.25

Olson, Jeff 759.28

Paul’s Fort Totten Grocery 328.97

Pitney Bowes 420.00

Reservation Supply 1,162.50

Royal River Casino 734.58

Running Bear, Delta 75.00

Saari, Karen 2,686.00

Southern Regional

Educational 340.00

Spirit Lake Motor Vehicle

Dept 24.00

State Tax Commissioner 5,884.00

Tate Topa Tribal School 3,197.70

Tate Topa Tribal School 135.75

Thunderhawk, Ashley 25.00

TJ’s Pizza 77.00

Tracy’s Market 80.44

Trottier, Wayne Jr 148.75

Volk Human Services 1,212.75

Wally’s Supermarket 454.70

Warwick Public School 83.82

Warwick Public School 12.64

Workforce Safety & Ins 57.15

Xerox Corp 1,340.81

Xerox Corp 657.65

Xerox Corp 96.00

SUBTOTAL 52,886.32

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Brady, Damon $176.00

Brady, Damon 130.00

Brady, Damon 200.00

Brady, Damon 420.00

Brady, Damon 160.00

Bull, Lawrence 160.00

Coca-Cola 1,891.25

Expressway Inn

Bismarck 107.90

Finley, Val 280.00

Finley, Val 280.00

Gage, Barry 165.00

Gerrells of DL 991.10

Gourd, Sean 270.00

Gourd, Sean 270.00

Great North American Co 1,070.00

Hintz, Brad 174.00

Howard, Catherine 120.00

I-Design 300.00

Jetty, Dustin 40.00

Klier, Dean 208.00

Lakeview Dairy 270.00

Lawrence, Ambrose 55.00

Leaf, Mike 40.00

Leaf, Mike 40.00

Lind, LTD 96.04

Master Bakery 12.72

Mertens, Pat 75.00

NDHSAA 164.00

NPC International 150.00

Olson, Jeremiah 25.00

Palmer, Chad 174.00

Pepsi Cola 2,344.00

Pizza Ranch 94.92

Ploium, Corey 174.00

Ploium, Corey 40.00

Select Therapy 115.05

Smith, Rick 280.00

Smith, Rick 560.00

Smith, Rick 410.00

Smith, Rick 280.00

Smith, Rick 410.00

Smith, Rick 240.00

Soltis Sportswear 5,645.67

State Class B Girls

Tourney 164.00

Stotts, Jeff 174.00

Stotts, Jeff 174.00

TJ’s Pizza 102.00

Tokio General Store 47.88

Trottier, Wayne Sr 110.00

USA Coaches Clinic 115.00

Walking Eagle, Kari 160.00

Wally’s Supermarket 78.06

Wally’s Supermarket 372.51

Wally’s Supermarket 21.91

Yankton, Doug 136.00

Yankton, Justin 160.00

SUBTOTAL 20,924.01

TOTAL 73,810.33

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

FOR JANUARY 2006

Payroll $132,132.12

Social Security 16,384.36

Medicare 3,831.96

Federal Withholding 11,409.58

State Withholding 1,595.00

NDTFFR 14,245.72

BCBSND 25,509.30

AFLAC 131.06

SLSTEB 160.00

FTPSD #30 268.42

NDPERS 4,290.37

NCT 530.26

ND State Disburse 186.10

Western State 535.00

Spirit Lake Tribe 850.00

Spirit Lake Housing 200.00

Thrivent Lutheran 200.00

IRS 215.00

TOTAL 212,674.25

Discussion was held on the literacy coach

position which High Schools That Work suggested.

Mr. Alex moved to approve the personnel report.

Mr. Dauphinais seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.

The board would like to see stats from the

attendance officer at the next regular meeting.

The board discussed having a special meeting to

discuss the organizational chart on March 21, 2006 at 4:30 p.m.

Dr. Longie will meet with Mr. Mertens to discuss negotiations.

Ms. McKay moved to adjourn. Mr. Dauphinais

seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 6 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL BOARD

February 13, 2006

A special meeting of the board of Fort Totten

School District No. 30 was held February 13, 2006

at 12:00 noon in the conference room of the

Administration Building. Present were Doug

Yankton, Erich Longie and Michael Alex. Lorraine

McKay and Derrick Dauphinais were absent. Others

present were Stephanie Anderson, John Laducer and Liz Nelson.

President Dr. Erich Longie called the meeting to order at 12:12 p.m.

Based on the actions of the elementary board, Mr.

Yankton moved to accept the bid from the North

Dakota Telephone Company for telecommunications,

school center for internal connections, and

connecting point for the basic maintenance of

internal connections. Mr. Alex seconded. With

three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.

Mr. Alex moved to adjourn. Mr. Yankton seconded.

With three in favor and two absent, the motion

carried. The meeting adjourned at 12:18 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Erich Longie

Board President

(Publish March 15, 2006)


CITY OF MADDOCK

NOTICE OF FILING DEADLINE

Notice is hereby given that the deadline for

filing to have a candidate’s name printed on the

ballot for the City of Maddock is April 17, 2006 by 4 p.m.

The following city offices are up for election:

city mayor for a four year term; two city council

members for four year terms; and four city park

board members for four year terms.

A candidate for city office must turn in a

completed SFN 2704 Petition/Certificate of

Nomination and a completed SFN 10172 Statement of

Interests to the Maddock City Auditor by the

above deadline date and time. All forms are

available from either the city auditor or online

at http://www.nd.gov/sos/electvote/elections/forms.html.

Jean Mosser

City Auditor


CITY OF ESMOND

NOTICE OF FILING DEADLINE

Notice is hereby given that the deadline for

filing to have a candidate’s name printed on the

ballot for the City of Esmond is April 17, 2006 by 4 p.m.

The following city offices are up for election:

two city council members for four year terms; two

city council members for two year terms; two city

park board members for four year terms and one

city park board member for a two year term.

A candidate for city office must turn in a

completed SFN 2704 Petition/Certificate of

Nomination and a completed SFN 10172 Statement of

Interests to the Esmond City Auditor by the above

deadline date and time. All forms are available

from either the city auditor or online at

http://www.nd.gov/sos/electvote/elections/forms.html.

Misti Arnold

City Auditor


CITY OF LEEDS

NOTICE OF FILING DEADLINE

Notice is hereby given that the deadline for

filing to have a candidate’s name printed on the

ballot for the City of Leeds is April 17, 2006 by 4 p.m.

The following city offices are up for election: a

mayor for a four year term; two city council

members for four year terms; two city council

members for two year terms; and three city park

board members for four year terms.

A candidate for city office must turn in a

completed SFN 2704 Petition/Certificate of

Nomination and a completed SFN 10172 Statement of

Interests to the Leeds City Auditor by the above

deadline date and time. All forms are available

from either the city auditor or online at

http://www.nd.gov/sos/electvote/elections/forms.html.

Tammy Urness

City Auditor


CITY OF MINNEWAUKAN

NOTICE OF FILING DEADLINE

Notice is hereby given that the deadline for

filing to have a candidate’s name printed on the

ballot for the City of Minnewaukan is April 17, 2006 by 4 p.m.

The following city offices are up for election: a

mayor for a four year term; one city council

member for a four year term; two city council

members for two year terms; and two city park

board members for four year terms.

A candidate for city office must turn in a

completed SFN 2704 Petition/Certificate of

Nomination and a completed SFN 10172 Statement of

Interests to the Minnewaukan City Auditor by the

above deadline date and time. All forms are

available from either the city auditor or online

at http://www.nd.gov/sos/electvote/elections/forms.html.

Laura Weed

City Auditor


CITY OF OBERON

NOTICE OF FILING DEADLINE

Notice is hereby given that the deadline for

filing to have a candidate’s name printed on the

ballot for the City of Oberon is April 17, 2006 by 4 p.m.

The following city offices are up for election: a

mayor for a four year term; two city council

members for four year terms; one city council

member for a two year term; one city park board

member for a six year term; and one city park board member for a two year term.

A candidate for city office must turn in a

completed SFN 2704 Petition/Certificate of

Nomination and a completed SFN 10172 Statement of

Interests to the Oberon City Auditor by the above

deadline date and time. All forms are available

from either the city auditor or online at

http://www.nd.gov/sos/electvote/elections/forms.html.

Ruth Buehler

City Auditor


CITY OF WARWICK

NOTICE OF FILING DEADLINE

Notice is hereby given that the deadline for

filing to have a candidate’s name printed on the

ballot for the City of Warwick is April 17, 2006 by 4 p.m.

The following city offices are up for election:

two city council members for four year terms.

A candidate for city office must turn in a

completed SFN 2704 Petition/Certificate of

Nomination and a completed SFN 10172 Statement of

Interests to the Warwick City Auditor by the

above deadline date and time. All forms are

available from either the city auditor or online

at http://www.nd.gov/sos/electvote/elections/forms.html.

Sandra Barber

City Auditor


CITY OF KNOX

NOTICE OF FILING DEADLINE

Notice is hereby given that the deadline for

filing to have a candidate’s name printed on the

ballot for the City of Knox is April 17, 2006 by 4 p.m.

The following city offices are up for election: a

city council member for a four year term and a

city council member for a two year term.

A candidate for city office must turn in a

completed SFN 2704 Petition/Certificate of

Nomination and a completed SFN 10172 Statement of

Interests to the Knox City Auditor by the above

deadline date and time. All forms are available

from either the city auditor or online at

http://www.nd.gov/sos/electvote/elections/forms.html.

Pat Robbins

City Auditor


CITY OF YORK

NOTICE OF FILING DEADLINE

Notice is hereby given that the deadline for

filing to have a candidate’s name printed on the

ballot for the City of York is April 17, 2006 by 4 p.m.

The following city offices are up for election: a

mayor for a four year term; a city council member

for a four year term; a city park board member

for a four year term; and a city park board member for a two year term.

A candidate for city office must turn in a

completed SFN 2704 Petition/Certificate of

Nomination and a completed SFN 10172 Statement of

Interests to the York City Auditor by the above

deadline date and time. All forms are available

from either the city auditor or online at

http://www.nd.gov/sos/electvote/elections/forms.html.

Nancy Silliman

City Auditor


CITY OF BRINSMADE

NOTICE OF FILING DEADLINE

Notice is hereby given that the deadline for

filing to have a candidate’s name printed on the

ballot for the City of Brinsmade is April 17, 2006 by 4 p.m.

The following city offices are up for election: a

city council member for a four year term.

A candidate for city office must turn in a

completed SFN 2704 Petition/Certificate of

Nomination and a completed SFN 10172 Statement of

Interests to the Brinsmade City Auditor by the

above deadline date and time. All forms are

available from either the city auditor or online

at http://www.nd.gov/sos/electvote/elections/forms.html.

Michelle Ferrell

City Auditor 


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