3/29/2006 – Public Notices


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

OBERON SCHOOL BOARD

February 13, 2006

A regular meeting of the Oberon School Board was held on February 13,

2006 with board members Yvonne Thumb, Patricia Anderson, Paula Deckert, Karen Peterson, Greg Thomas, Principal Kenneth Ploium and Business Manager Linda Winning present. Marlys Throlson also attended.

A motion was made by Karen Peterson to approve the minutes of the December 14 and 26 and January 12 meetings. Patricia Anderson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

The following bills were approved for payment on a motion by Greg Thomas, seconded by Paula Deckert and unanimously carried:

ECCEC $9,229.50

Blue Cross Blue Shield 3,153.90

Mary Ellen Rue 313.99

Otter Tail Power Co 330.16

Jacob Friesen 15.00

US Postal Svc 222.05

Cindy Knowlen 431.74

Benson Co Farmers Press 106.21

ND Telephone Co 77.34

Hartley’s School Buses 638.80

City of Oberon 190.89

Cathy Allmaras 20.35

Scholastic Book Clubs 291.45

Marlys Throlson 12.07

Elvis Thumb 25.00

Jeremy Ploium 75.00

Ryan Hanson 50.00

US Foodservice 134.10

Schwan Wholesale 187.85

ND Information Technology 34.95

Bremer Insurance 792.03

Lester Ellingson 55.45

Really Good Stuff 97.09

Dakota Assemblies 425.00

School Specialty 62.95

Reliable Office Supply 315.23

Harcourt Achieve 655.60

Bob Tiller from The Computer Store in Minot evaluated the school computers and will provide a quote on replacing some of the older machines and upgrading memory in the newer models. If Internet access is provided in the cafeteria, rewiring will be necessary.

The special education payment due to Maddock was discussed, and the board approved paying approximately half, $5,000. A motion was made by Karen Peterson to pay $5,000 to Maddock for special education students. Patricia Anderson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

The options available for filling the principal/teacher position opening were discussed. Salary will depend on experience. Mr. Ploium served as basketball coach and bus driver, along with teaching grades 7 and 8.

A motion was made by Patricia Anderson to adjourn the meeting. Karen Peterson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned.

Linda Winning

Business Manager


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

OBERON SCHOOL BOARD

March 13, 2006

A regular meeting of the Oberon School Board was held on March 13,

2006 with board members Yvonne Thumb, Patricia Anderson, Paula Deckert, Karen Peterson, Greg Thomas, Principal Kenneth Ploium and Business Manager Linda Winning present. Coreen Johnson, Marlys Throlson and MaryAnn Broe also attended.

A motion was made by Patricia Anderson to approve the minutes of the February 13 meeting. Karen Peterson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

The following bills were approved for payment on a motion by Greg Thomas, seconded by Paula Deckert and unanimously carried:

Wonder Lanes $38.80

Paula Deckert 73.88

Cindy Knowlen 313.99

Farmers Union Oil Co 1,988.71

Scholastic Book Clubs 323.00

Ramkota Hotel 110.00

Harcourt Achieve 831.25

McGraw-Hill 642.57

Blue Cross Blue Shield 4,119.60

NDASBM 35.00

Marvin Helland 685.20

Surety Title 1,443.00

Mary Ellen Rue 78.50

Cindy Knowlen 157.00

Topbulb.com 22.19

CornerStone Leadership 108.50

Dakota Assemblies 250.00

The Cottage 30.00

Info Technology Dept 34.95

Otter Tail Power Co 358.48

Hartley’s School Buses 146.24

Quill 69.18

NDEA 454.16

ND Telephone Co 90.72

Transcript Publishing 19.80

Benson Co Farmers Press 116.51

The Computer Store has given the school a quote on replacing older computers and upgrading memory in the new ones, as well as replacing the office computer. Linda Winning will do more research on other vendors.

A motion was made by Paula Deckert to table the Minnewaukan foundation aid payment. Patricia Anderson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

The financial condition of the school was discussed. A motion was made by Karen Peterson to authorize Mr. Ploium to pursue a Certificate of Indebtedness up to $150,000 to cover the next few months. Patricia Anderson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

The board asked that a meeting be convened with the Oberon teachers on Monday, March 20 at 6 p.m. to go over available options.

A motion was made, seconded and carried to adjourn the meeting.

Linda Winning

Business Manager

(Publish March 29, 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

OBERON CITY COUNCIL

February 6, 2006

The Oberon City Council met on Monday, February 6, 2006 at 7 p.m. at the Oberon Community Center. Present were Mayor James Nelson and council members Doug Schmid, Dale Stenberg, Pete Hager and Eloise Ploium and city auditor Ruth Buehler. Also present were Sharon Gaitlin, Patricia Anderson, Karen Peterson, Paul and Loretta Stensland, Paula Deckert and Bob Stensland.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Hager moved to approve the minutes, seconded by Ploium. The motion carried unanimously.

Bills were reviewed:

Waste Management $880.35

Benson Co. Farmers Press 88.29

Hoiberg’s 3.95

US Postal Service 44.06

Attorney 413.57

Farmers Union Oil Co. 924.12

Job Service ND 17.82

US Treasury 275.40

James Nelson 15.47

Otter Tail Power Co. 648.88

ND Telephone Co. 62.12

Payroll 554.10

Schmid moved to pay all bills. Stenberg seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

Accounts receivable as of January 31, 2006 were $4,938.57.

CD #1512748 at Bremer Bank was cashed in the amount of $2,781.55 to be used for expenses connected to the community center. The money was given to the city by the disbanded Oberon 55 Club for use for the center.

The fire department is using the two radios received from FEMA.

The ND Insurance Reserve Fund premium was paid for the city and fire department.

It was decided to replace the door handles on the rest rooms in the center to make them more user-friendly and to install smoke alarms.

A letter from the ND Rural Water Association was received asking for annual dues. Also, a memorial fund for Patrick Denne is being established and the city was asked to donate. Hager moved to donate $50. Stenberg seconded. The motion carried unanimously. Mr. Denne came to Oberon without charge to help with different problems.

The county road from US 281 west four miles will be resurfaced. The county needs easements for the portion of the road that runs on the south edge of Oberon. Schmid moved to sign the easement papers. Hager seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

The first reading of the water and sewer ordinances was held. Guests were given copies to read.

Bob Stensland asked what the city was going to do about the unsolved murders in Oberon. The council told him that was not the city’s job.

He should contact law enforcement.

Bob told the council that he did not pay for the audit. The council knows he did not. The city paid for it.

Pete Hager told Bob that he, Pete, could get signatures from quite a few people saying Bob got them addicted to drugs. Bob turned around to look at Patricia and Sharon to ask, "Like your brother?" The ladies answered, "Yes, like our brother."

Loretta asked how often the auditor sent in the financial report. It is an annual report sent after the calendar year to the state.

Loretta said she called the sheriff to ask why the deputies had been at the last two meetings. The sheriff told her the mayor had requested them. She asked Mayor Nelson why he had requested deputies.

Nelson replied that it was to keep order at the meetings (December 26, 2005 special meeting and the January 9, 2006 meeting).

Paula Deckert told the council she wants to be known as Paula Deckert, not Paula Stensland Deckert and her sister as Patty Lambert, not Patty Stensland Lambert. They do not want to use their maiden names.

Paula said the minutes are unfair and one-sided. She doesn’t think conversations should be put in the minutes. She thinks it is childish. It should be just written as a discussion. Pete asked her why she was criticizing the minutes. Bob kept saying the minutes were poor before.

The auditor said from now on all complaints should be written on paper and signed before being given to the council.

Sharon said she didn’t see why the people couldn’t get along and work for the good of the town. She said they were reared to respect and listen to the elders.

The next meeting will be March 6, 2006 at 7 p.m.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Ruth E. Buehler

City Auditor

James Nelson

Mayor


AGENDA

OBERON CITY COUNCIL

Oberon Community Center

Monday, April 3, 2006 – 7 p.m.

I. Call to order

II. Quorum determined

III. Reading of the minutes

IV. Approval of bills

V. Reports of officers

VI. Communications

VII. Unfinished business

VIII. New business

IX. Adjournment


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD

February 15, 2006

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan Board of Education was called to order by Chairman David Ambers on February 15, 2006. Also present were Corey Erickson, Randy Thompson, Supt. Myron Jury, Jean Callahan, Ron Carlson and Dianne Mikkelson. Terry Yri and Laura Every were absent.

Thompson made a motion to approve the agenda. Erickson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Erickson made a motion to approve the minutes of the January 2006 meeting. Thompson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Erickson made a motion to approve the bills for payment. Thompson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

GENERAL FUND

ACT $90.00

Advanced Business

Methods 561.98

Dept. Amazon Plan 265.20

Kim Anderson 18.75

Benson Co Farmers Press 65.86

Melissa Benson 108.85

Bismarck Ramkota Hotel 150.00

BCBS of ND 893.90

Books Are Fun 57.00

Jean Callahan 207.75

Cando Public School 80.00

Capital One 608.44

Car & Driver 24.00

Carolina Biological Supply

Co 515.46

CCV Software 106.00

Cellular One 45.34

Chad’s Amoco, Inc 10.00

City of Minnewaukan 433.75

Covington Cove

Publications 171.80

Curriculum Advantage 374.00

Devils Lake C&F Tire

Center 11.00

Dick Blick 113.78

Ecolab Pest Elim Div 86.50

Eldridge Plays & Musicals 32.95

Bonnie Erickson 395.20

ESPN 26.00

Everbrite 60.18

Barbara Eversvik 24.00

Exhaust Pros 43.18

Ferrellgas 2,534.64

Gaylord Bros, Inc 8.20

Gouldings Oil & Propane 4,841.20

Grand Forks Herald 30.00

Grand Forks Public Schools 351.27

Jason Gullickson 22.60

Noel Gunderson 167.50

Lyndee Heser 157.50

Kristy Hewitt 63.83

Jeff Jacobson 22.60

Mary Jelnek 150.00

Johnson Controls 804.17

Lake Area Career & Tech

Center 20,771.58

Kelvin 154.51

Kathy Lalum 22.50

Leeds Public School 150.00

Lannie Simonson Building

Co, Inc 268.80

Maddock Public School 113.61

Mac’s, Inc 39.98

Medcenter One 66.00

Menards-Bismarck 208.26

Menards-Minot 141.55

NAPA Auto Parts 3,420.74

National Geographic Kids 19.95

NESC 725.00

NESC 1,750.00

Newsweek 20.00

ND Surplus Property 138.00

ND Telephone Co 445.23

Oddens’ Grocery 757.31

Otter Tail Power Co 3,563.13

Pitsco 270.00

Platinum Plus for Business 307.99

Popplers Music, Inc 176.25

Quill Corp 371.60

Corinne Risovi 11.25

School Specialty, Inc 581.44

Schwan Wholesale Co 364.00

Stein’s, Inc 30.76

Success For All Foundation,

Inc 724.18

The Mailbox 59.90

Towner County Medical

Center 204.00

US News & World Report 44.00

Viking Office Products 267.66

Wal-Mart 141.62

Warwick Public School 100.00

West Fargo Public Schools 45.00

Workforce Safety & Ins 115.50

TOTAL 61,020.92

SPECIAL FUND

Gerrells & Company, Inc $171.29

Oddens’ Grocery 13.50

Pepsi-Cola Bottling, Inc 2,405.25

Pizza Corner Frozen Pizza 540.00

Schwan Wholesale, Inc 391.11

The Cottage 121.50

Wal-Mart 19.88

TOTAL 3,662.53

HOT LUNCH

Dacotah Paper Co $28.67

East Side Entries, Inc 85.40

Meadow Sweet Dairy 633.97

Oddens’ Grocery 27.87

Platinum Plus for Business 21.80

Schwan Wholesale Co 926.78

US Foodservice 2,095.18

TOTAL 3,819.67

Thompson made a motion to approve the financial reports. Erickson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Thompson made a motion to approve the audit report from Brady Martz Accountants. Erickson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Discussion was held on the wellness plan, negotiations, energy proposal, and van.

Erickson made a motion to approve the signing of the NESC Commitment Agreement by the chairman of the board. Thompson seconded the motion.

Motion carried.

Thompson made a motion to approve the open enrollment form for Talissa Aabrekke to Maddock. Erickson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Discussion was held on the superintendent evaluation.

Erickson made a motion to sign the participation agreement of the Lake Area Career & Technology Center for 2006-07. Thompson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Discussion was held on the school visit for School Improvement and student behavior at ball games.

The principals gave their reports.

Thompson made a motion to approve the school calendar for 2006-07.

Erickson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The next meeting will be March 13, 2006 at 6:30 p.m.

Thompson made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Erickson seconded the motion. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

Dianne Mikkelson

Business Manager

David Ambers

Chairman


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Administrative Wing Addition

Cankdeska Cikana Community College Fort Totten, North Dakota Request for Bids: Bids for the construction of the Administrative Wing Addition will be received by the owner, Cankdeska Cikana Community College at 214 1st Avenue, Fort Totten, ND until 2:00 pm, Friday, April 21, 2006. At that time, proposals meeting bidding requirements will be opened and read aloud. All bids received after the scheduled opening time will be returned to the bidders unopened.

Bids will be received for the following classifications of work:

General Construction

Mechanical Construction

Electrical Construction

Combined Bid Construction

Copies of the drawings and specifications are on file at the office of the owner, the office of the architect: Dumont & Associates, Architects, 201 College Drive, Devils Lake, North Dakota and at the following building exchanges: Bismarck/Mandan, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot, Williston, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Construction Market Data and Minneapolis.

Bidding contractors having a current and proper class North Dakota contractor’s license may obtain copies of drawings and specifications from the office of the architect upon a deposit of one hundred and no/100 dollars ($100) for each set. A fifty and no/100 dollars ($50) refund shall be issued to only bonafide unsuccessful bidding contractors returning such sets in good condition to the office of the architect within ten (10) days after bidding.

Each bid shall be accompanied by a separate envelope containing a bidder’s bond equal to the sum of five percent (5%) of the bidder’s highest total bid combination, including all applicable alternates; executed by the bidder as principal and by a surety company authorized to do business in the state, conditioned that if the principal’s bid be accepted and the contract be awarded to him within ten (10) days after the notice of award, he will execute and effect a contract in accordance with the terms of his bid and a contractor’s bond made payable to Cankdeska Cikana Community College. Bid bonds accompanying proposals must be in a separate envelope from the bid in accordance with Section 48-01-04 of the North Dakota Century Code.

In compliance with Section 43-07-12 of the North Dakota Century Code, each contractor submitting a bid must have a copy of his North Dakota Contractors License or Certificate of Renewal thereof issued by the Secretary of State enclosed in the bid bond envelope; all bidders must be licensed for the highest amount of their total bid combination, including applicable alternates; and such license must have been in effect at least ten (10) days prior to the date of the bid opening.

On the outside of the bidder’s envelope the following information shall be clearly displayed:

Name and Location of the Project

Name of the Owner

Classification of the Work

Name and Address of the Bidder

Address envelope to:

Dr. Cynthia Lindquist, President, Cankdeska Cikana Community College, PO Box 269, 214 1st Avenue, Fort Totten, ND 58335 No bid shall be read or considered which does not fully comply with the provisions herein as to bonds and licenses, and any deficient bid submitted will be resealed and returned to the bidder immediately.

The owner reserves the right to hold all legitimate bids for a period of thirty (30) days after the date fixed for the opening thereof. The owner further reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive irregularities in bidding.

Dr. Cynthia Lindquist

President


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) will receive bids for the construction of the following project(s):

Job No.: 26

Project No(s).: PM-3-999(019)

Length: 0

Type: PAVEMENT MARKING

County(s): BENSON, CAVALIER, EDDY, FOSTER, GRIGGS, NELSON, PIERCE, RAMSEY, ROLETTE, STUTS-MAN, TOWNER AND WELLS Counties

Location: VARIOUS US AND STATE HIGHWAYS IN THE DEVILS LAKE DISTRICT Job No.: 47 Project No(s).: I-3-J001-05276, I-3-J001-00294, I-3-J001-15072, I-3-J001-17040, I-3-J001-30130, I-3-J001-30195, & I-3-J001-20127

Length: 0

Type: STOCKPILED HOT BITUMINOUS MIX

County(s): BENSON, CAVALIER, FOSTER, NELSON, RAMSEY, ROL-ETTE AND TOWNER Counties

Location: LANGDON SECTION YARD; CARRINGTON SECTION YARD; PEKIN SECTION YARD; CANDO SECTION YARD; MADDOCK SECTION YARD; ROLLA SECTION YARD; AND STARKWEATHER SECTION YARD Bids will be received until 09:30AM, April 21, 2006, IN THE FOYER, LOCATED ON 3RD FLOOR, OUTSIDE ROOM 330 OF THE NDDOT BUILDING, ON THE CAPITOL GROUNDS, IN BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA. Bids will be opened and publicly read immediately thereafter.

All bidders are required to be prequalified at least seven (7) days before the date of the bid opening.

The proposal forms, plans, and specifications are available for bidding until 10 a.m. the day preceding the bid opening, and may be inspected at the Construction Division, NDDOT, Room 333, 608 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota, 58505-0700.

NDDOT reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, waive technicalities, or to accept such as may be determined in the best interests of the state.

Requested by:

David A. Sprynczynatyk, P.E.

Director, North Dakota

Department of Transportation


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD

February 14, 2006

A special meeting of the Maddock School Board was held on February 14, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. Present were President David Swanson, Chris Lauinger, Linda Ellingson, Becky Brandvold, Superintendent Brian Bubach and Business Manager Brenda Fossen.

The meeting was held in executive session pursuant to NDCC 44-04-19.2 for negotiations planning.

The meeting adjourned.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager

David Swanson

President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD

February 23, 2006

A special meeting of the Maddock School Board was held on February 23, 2006 at 5:15 p.m. Present were President David Swanson, Chris Lauinger, Linda Ellingson, Becky Brandvold, David Kenner, Superintendent Brian Bubach and Business Manager Brenda Fossen.

The meeting was held in executive session pursuant to NDCC 44-04-19.2 for negotiations planning.

The meeting adjourned.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager

David Swanson

President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD

March 14, 2006

A regular meeting of the Maddock School Board was held on March 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. Linda Hovland was a guest.

A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the agenda. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Brandvold, to approve the February 14 and 23 minutes, the General Fund bills totaling $27,071.28, food service and activities reports. Motion carried.

GENERAL FUND

Acme Electric $868.18

Activities Fund 90.00

Alton’s Bulk Service 456.25

Kim Anderson 132.50

Benson Co Farmers Press 10.98

Brian Bubach 347.96

CCV Software 3,196.00

Cenex Convenience Card 252.88

City of Maddock 3,567.30

City of Maddock 3,000.00

Devils Lake C&F Tire

Center 51.52

Devils Lake Public Schools 50.00

Doublewood Inn 366.00

Ecolab Pest Elimination 100.00

EduTech 200.00

Farmers Union Oil Co 3,566.68

Food Service Fund 33.06

Brenda Fossen 125.00

Faye Glover 7.80

Grainger, Inc 58.35

Gus’s Auto Supply 44.36

Harlow’s Bus Sales 329.90

Health Dimensions Rehab 2,530.50

Mary Hoffner 183.75

Robert Hoffner 74.02

HomeTown Grocery, LLC 95.49

Honeywell, Inc 1,111.50

Houghton Mifflin Co 200.25

Information Technology

Dept 166.60

J&J Gravel 1,828.31

Johnson Clinic 182.00

Josten’s Printing &

Publishing 206.55

JW Pepper 127.92

LaMotte’s Paint & Glass 54.72

Maddock Community Club 50.00

Rachel Markestad 60.00

New Rockford High School 168.00

ND Telephone Co 422.25

Popplers Music 636.54

Praxair 5.58

Quill Corporation 1,073.05

Ramkota Hotel 170.00

Rieger Service 35.00

Schwan Wholesale, Inc 175.55

Supreme School Supply 24.00

The Bread Box 24.00

The Mailbox 89.85

Thrifty White Drug 5.49

Windshield Dr, Inc 386.97

Terry Yri 68.62

Zee Service Co 60.05

Principals’ reports were reviewed. Activities discussed were the MathCounts, the Benson County Spelling Bee, the Marketplace for Kids and the science fair. The board was informed that an ETC grant of

$10,947 will be received for computer equipment. Smartboards and LED projectors will be purchased for several classrooms. Counseling services will be purchased from the Devils Lake School District again next year.

Mr. Bubach presented a FY2007 General Fund budget for review. All expenses were frozen with the exception of salary steps, ITV and TLC services, ag ed supplies and extracurricular salaries. The board also reviewed the expense items that were reduced for the FY2006 budget. A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Brandvold, directing Mr.

Bubach to schedule a special meeting during the last week of March, at which time he will present a balanced budget, utilizing expenditure line item reductions and reduction-in-force if necessary.

On roll call vote all were in favor. The special meeting was scheduled for March 28 at 5:15 p.m.

A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Brandvold, to accept bids for repairs to the stoker/ash systems of the coal burning furnace and for re-tubing the fuel oil burner. Bids will be reviewed on March 28.

On roll call vote all were in favor.

District policies FDCB-LEB were presented for their second reading.

Mr. Bubach requested that policy HHAA be withdrawn for later review.

Recommended policies GDH-GEA were previously withdrawn pending principal review. A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Lauinger, to approve the second readings, and thereupon adopt policies FDCB-LEB, with the exception of HHAA, GDH and GEA. On roll call vote all were in favor.

Mr. Bubach informed the board that the school district is in compliance with AHERA regulations. The next re-inspection will be in 2007.

A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Kenner, to approve the request of the Lake Region District Health Unit to use the gym as an immunization site in case of a pandemic. On roll call vote all were in favor. Staff members may volunteer to assist in case of a public health emergency.

A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Lauinger, to hold the annual school board elections on June 13 in the resource center. Hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to accommodate voters in town for the primary elections. On roll call vote all were in favor.

A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the open enrollment application of Talissa Aabrekke from the Minnewaukan School District. On roll call vote all were in favor.

Mr. Bubach stated that he has been in contact with Fessenden and Leeds-Minnewaukan to schedule meetings regarding common football concerns.

The board presented the compiled formal superintendent evaluation to Mr. Bubach.

The next regular meeting will be April 11 at 5:15 p.m.

The meeting adjourned.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager

These minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.

(Publish March 29, 2006)


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF BENSON COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA.

In the Matter of the Estate of Dale Haas, also known as Dale Robert Haas, Deceased.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the above estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Monte Haas, PO Box 302, Rugby, ND 58368-0302 or filed with the court.

Dated this 13th day of March, 2006.

-s-Monte Haas

Monte Haas

Neil Thompson

Thompson & Thompson

409 4th Avenue – PO Box 696

Devils Lake, ND 58301

Attorneys for the Estate

First publication on the 22nd day of March, 2006.

(Publish March 22 & 29, April 5, 2006)


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

March 9, 2006

The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Thursday, March 9, 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 Hvinden, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of February 21, 2006. All members voted yes.

The motion carried unanimously.

The board discussed placing load restrictions on the roadways in Benson County. The board telephoned Gene Hager, county highway superintendent, to get his input. He suggested letting the townships place their own restrictions on the township roadways and the county roads will be restricted as follows: Class II restrictions on all paved roads and all other roads not to exceed 80,000 lbs. A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Cox, to place the suggested restrictions on the roadways in Benson County effective March 13, 2006. Load restriction signs will not be posted along the roadways, but notice will be put in the Benson County Farmers Press.

The board discussed what fines, if any, should be imposed for hay bales that aren’t removed from the ditches along the county roads.

Some county roadways are having difficulty with snow blockage due to the hay bales.

Senior citizen transportation issues were discussed. Discussion was held on the motion previously made by the board to not make "special"

trips with the Benson County Transportation bus.

Ellen Huffman, flood plain coordinator, met with the board to give an update on the flood insurance rate maps. She notified the board of a possible placement of a mobile home on a lake lot in Lohnes Township that is below the required 1460′ elevation. The board will look into this matter further.

The board received notification of upcoming NIMS IS700 and ICS 100 training courses which will be held in the county.

The board reviewed a letter from the ND DOT regarding the bid openings to be held in Bismarck, ND, on projects CER-3607(059) and SC-0328(063).

The board also reviewed a letter from the Red River Basin Commission dated February 16, 2006. The board opted to not pay the fee to join the Red River Basin Commission.

The board discussed its membership on the Northeast 9 Consolidation Committee.

Don Indvik and Morris Holen Jr., Wold Engineering, met with the board. They stated approval was granted for FEMA project PW-466. They presented an Engineer’s Opinion of Probable Cost on the project. A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Lee, to call for bids regarding project PW-466. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously. The bid opening will be held on April 18, 2006 at 10 a.m.

Joe Mayer, Butler Machine, met with the board and requested it sign the contracts for the purchase of three new blades for the road department which were bid on December 20, 2005. Chairman Ripplinger signed the contracts for the purchase.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Cox, to adopt the new Benson County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan presented by Nick of Time as the old one has become obsolete. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

James P. Wang, Benson County state’s attorney, met with the board regarding the possibility of a biodiesel plant opening in the old York School building.

The board reviewed the narrative report for February 2006 from the Lake Region District Health Unit along with the mileage/activity report from the Benson County Sheriff’s Department.

The board reviewed a letter from Thelma Paulson, Peterson Coulee Outlet Association, received March 9, 2006.

Lyle Huffman met with the board regarding the abandonment of the old US Hwy #281. He stated if the old Hwy. #281 is closed south of Minnewaukan, he will lose access to a portion of his property. The board informed him he should discuss the situation with the township board to see what agreement could be made.

The board reviewed the minutes from the February 8, 2006 meeting of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board along with the Devils Lake Basin Elevations and Flows Chart dated March 7, 2006.

The board reviewed a letter from the ND DOT dated March 6, 2006 regarding Project SC-0320(052). A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Cox, to post a 45 mph speed limit on the roadway from the new US Hwy. #281 to the city limits of Minnewaukan. All members voted yes.

The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to pay all county approved bills. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously. The following bills were paid:

Benson Co Highway Dept $100.00

Cellular One 39.64

Esmond City 25.50

Darryl Biby 69.66

Lyndon Olson 71.16

ND Telephone Co 209.94

ND Weed Control Assn 200.00

Travis Anderson 87.66

Tim Finley 68.16

Wal-Mart 27.43

Wanda Teigen 188.19

Dean Petska 50.00

James Wang 580.00

Nationwide Retirement

Services 20.00

Cellular One 75.31

Donna Smith 192.50

Nodak Electric Cooperative 52.60

ND Public Employees

Retirement 9,865.41

NDSPE-MathCounts 28.00

Colleen Hanson 63.43

David Ambers 27.50

Duane Nelson 43.25

Floyd Smith 33.50

Jonelle Hvinden 42.50

Jason Lee 32.00

Ken Bachmeier 44.75

Lawrence Berg 35.00

Lorraine Sabbe 32.75

Larry Tarang 29.38

NDACS 50.00

NDSU 58.00

Olaf Nord 32.00

Paul Backstrom 35.75

Preston Gilderhus 25.00

Ron Keller 45.88

Wendy Arne 38.75

Aflac 379.55

BCBS of ND 3,589.28

Benson Co Transportation 800.00

Bonnie Erickson 15.00

Burnie’s 237.17

Chad’s Amoco 424.34

Minnewaukan City 96.95

Colonial 155.83

Comfort Inn 192.00

Crossroads 41.83

Ellen Huffman 207.84

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 23.17

Gaffaney’s of Minot 3,590.00

Gilbertson Funeral Home 410.00

Hoiberg’s 10.50

Information Technology Dept 390.86

LR Law Enforcement Ctr 1,365.00

Maddock Mini-Mart 183.40

ND Assn of Counties 9,289.50

ND Public Employees

Retirement 22,654.30

NDSU 84.00

NDSU Extension Service 105.00

North Star Community

Credit Union 23.50

Oddens’ Grocery 42.21

Otter Tail Power Company 2,158.19

Country Peddler 172.00

Quality Photo 5.84

Pitney Bowes 246.56

Benson Co Farmers Press 324.18

Protective Life Ins Co 391.24

Schwan Wholesale Co 226.60

Scott Knoke 46.50

Surety Title 28,079.00

Swenson Plumbing 108.82

Universal Services 268.00

Viking Office Products 51.43

Wal-Mart 6.84

Wayne Trophies 40.25

West Payment Center 649.37

Distribution of Entities 14,359.98

Caterpillar Financial Corp 51,966.84

County Poor 3,520.41

Alton’s Bulk Service 984.19

B&H Oil 654.80

Butler Machine 4,338.68

Esmond City 25.50

Maddock City 64.90

Minnewaukan City 36.50

Ebach Construction 37,264.00

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 4,460.77

Gouldings, Inc 3,093.67

Home of Economy 151.58

Harlow Sanitation 15.00

HE Everson Co 118.93

Joe Binfet 25.00

Jemstone Auto Glass 89.00

Keller Plumbing 217.49

LaMotte’s Paint & Glass 725.64

Lyle Signs, Inc 1,171.20

Mac’s, Inc 118.77

MD Products, Inc 470.44

Dakota Implement 286.90

ND Telephone Co 196.51

Northern Plains Elec Co-op 98.00

Oddens’ Grocery 4.79

Otter Tail Power Company 45.05

Otter Tail Power Company 307.52

Power Plan (RDO Equip) 349.54

Praxair Distribution, Inc 7.77

Quality Welding 208.55

Service Tire 91.40

Wang’s 31.88

Warwick Oil 1,498.15

Wold Engineering 17,736.23

Wold Engineering 6,311.01

Wanda Teigen 31.65

Curtis Hvinden 117.50

Barry Cox 99.50

Edward Ripplinger 72.50

Jason Lee 122.75

Dwain Brown 77.00

Great Plains Directory 483.00

Hewlett-Packard Co 290.85

NDSPE-MathCounts 8.00

Oddens’ Grocery 364.27

Distribution of Entities 1,238,984.44

Cellular One 37.02

Distribution of Entities 5,348.09

Leevers Co Market 17.36

ND State Treasurer 6,957.69

ND Telephone Co 692.11

Oddens’ Grocery 6.89

FEBRUARY 2006 NET PAYROLL

County Agent $1,058.08

Emergency Disaster 935.04

VSO 777.44

County General 30,299.22

Social Services 28,489.88

The board reviewed cost estimates presented from Nodak Communications and North Plains Communications & Computers for the new radios for the county.

The motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Ed Ripplinger

Chairman


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)


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