4/26/2006 – Public Notices


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD

March 13, 2006

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan Board of

Education was called to order by Chairman David

Ambers on March 13, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. Also

present were Corey Erickson, Terry Yri, Randy

Thompson, Laura Every, Supt. Myron Jury, Ron

Carlson, Jean Callahan and Dianne Mikkelson.

Yri made a motion to approve the agenda. Erickson

seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Wellness Policy Committee members are David

Ambers, Terry Yri, Myron Jury, Ron Carlson, Jean Callahan and Donna Smith.

Thompson made a motion to approve the minutes of

the February 15, 2006 meeting. Erickson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Thompson made a motion to approve the bills for

payment. Yri seconded the motion. Motion carried.

GENERAL FUND

Advanced Business

Methods $717.63

American Family Ins 568.00

Benson Co Farmers Press 156.12

Melissa Benson 151.81

Blue Cross Blue Shield ND 893.90

Jean Callahan 22.50

Mike Callahan 200.00

Ron Carlson 270.00

Ron Carlson 754.45

Capital One, FSB 716.47

Cellular One 45.34

City of Minnewaukan 651.50

Central Cass School 45.00

Central Dakota

Telecommunications 450.00

Creative Impressions 348.75

Dept 30 Amazon 251.00

Dick Blick 10.35

Bonnie Erickson 355.68

Expressway Inn 99.90

Farmers Union Oil Co 10.71

Gouldings Oil & Propane 3,929.64

Grand Forks Herald 30.00

John Grann 200.00

Hasse Plumbing & Heating,

Inc 640.84

Mary Jelinek 100.00

Jemstone Auto Glass, Inc 137.94

Jacqueline Johnson 180.00

Johnson Controls 1,669.58

Jr High Music Festival 19.00

Junior Library Guild 2,640.00

Lake Region Sheet Metal,

Inc 695.92

Leevers County Market 18.50

Britney Littlewind 144.20

Antionette Lohnes 97.85

Antionette Lohnes 82.40

Menards-Minot 55.55

Miller’s Pub 110.00

NAPA Auto Parts 387.48

NDHSAA 42.00

NDIAAA 125.00

NDKA 60.00

ND Telephone Co 424.74

Oddens’ Grocery 544.42

Otter Tail Power Co 4,227.11

Pitsco 121.61

Popplers Music, Inc 238.89

Postmaster 84.08

Travis Risovi 686.25

Ellen Salisbury 22.50

Schwan Wholesale, Inc 514.55

Staloch Insurance 7,864.47

Stein’s, Inc 13.65

Success For All Foundation 30.00

The Ridge Motel Corp 150.00

Kevin Thompson 200.00

Towner Co Medical Center 102.00

UND 30.00

Viking Office Products 1,195.40

VRC/NDRA 2006 125.00

Wal-Mart 7.74

Lisa Wold 369.46

TOTAL 34,283.03

SPECIAL FUND

Leeds Public School $2,853.00

Main Street Floral & More 45.00

NE Regional Science

Olympiad 116.00

Oddens’ Grocery 15.47

Pepsi Cola Bottling Co 1,660.75

Schwan Wholesale, Inc 40.55

Training Room, Inc 27.95

Wal-Mart 17.91

TOTAL 4,776.63

HOT LUNCH

Chandra Anderson $12.50

Beth Beecroft 18.75

Beth Beecroft 26.25

Capital One, FSB 15.99

Dakota Food Equipment 105.23

East Side Entrees, Inc 226.02

Food Service of America 4,234.93

Rosie Helland 8.65

Meadow Sweet Dairy 634.45

Shantel Miller 10.00

Shantel Miller 23.75

ND DPI 237.90

Oddens’ Grocery 6.80

Schwan Wholesale Co 638.48

Stein’s, Inc 143.30

US Foodservice-Grand

Forks 2,652.94

Wholesale Supply Co, Inc 1,122.57

TOTAL 10,118.51

Every made a motion to approve the financial

reports. Thompson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Every made a motion to approve the written

superintendent’s evaluation. Thompson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Discussion was held on a science teacher, science

Olympiad, track and basketball uniforms, and

parent-teacher conferences on April 21, 2006.

Every made a motion to approve the negotiated

agreement for the 2006-2007 school year. Yri

seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The principals gave their reports.

Every made a motion to approve the parent

involvement, the home-school compact and the

dispute resolution policies as per the Title I

grant. Yri seconded the motion. Motion carried.

A C&R representative was at the meeting to

discuss the school building audit. Every made a

motion to let C&R Controls go on to the next step

of the audit. Yri seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The next meeting will be April 18, 2006 at 6:30 p.m.

Thompson made a motion to adjourn the meeting.

Erickson seconded the motion. Motion carried. The

meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Dianne Mikkelson

Business Manager

David Ambers

Chairman


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD

March 14, 2006

The Warwick School Board met March 14, 2006 at 12

noon in the IVN Room. Present were McKelvey,

Elfman, Christofferson and Thiele. Gravdahl was

absent. Others present were Mr. Loibl, Mr.

Riedinger, Ken Walford, Barbara Eversvik, Smantha

Littleghost and Challsey Lawrence.

Smantha and Challsey, members of the senior

FCCLA, presented their Star Event Focus on

Children "Elleart" for the board. The board

thanked them for coming and for the great job they have done.

The meeting was called to order.

Elfman moved and Christofferson seconded a motion

to approve the minutes as presented.

Thiele moved and Christofferson seconded a motion

to pay the bills. The motion carried. Bills approved are as follows:

North Dakota Telephone Co. $387.04

Wally’s Supermarket 20.00

Warwick Oil 2,500.00

Ameripride 476.26

Benson Co. Farmers Press 144.57

BW Doublewood Inn 356.00

BW Seven Seas Inn 50.00

Cole Papers 127.13

Dakota Westmoreland Corp. 809.25

Designer Fabrics 214.22

Devils Lake Journal 209.40

Devils Lake Public Schools 50.00

Barbara Eversvik 70.20

Farmers Union Oil 302.94

Ford Insurance 1,316.23

Gerrells & Company 57.85

Harcourt Brace & Company 71.38

Andrea Hoidahl 186.63

Johnson Controls 330.24

Johnson Welding Shop 20.00

Knell Trucking 1,797.84

Liberty Business Systems 346.00

Maynard Loibl 313.12

Mackin Library Media 29.65

McVille Hardware & Lumber 152.45

Menards 7.30

Network Center, Inc. 169.00

Otter Tail Power Company 94.22

Pearson Education 172.94

School Specialty, Inc. 121.50

Schwan Wholesale 289.79

Stein’s, Inc. 127.36

Success For All Foundation 3,875.00

United Laboratories 88.00

University of Oregon 200.00

Wally’s Supermarket 41.21

Warwick City 330.00

Warwick Oil 3,665.20

Great America Leasing

Corporation 489.25

Howe, Cunningham &

Lowe, P.L.C 35.00

L.R. Feed & Concrete

Products 73.45

Roxanne Laugsand 21.09

Lorraine Michels 50.00

ND Telephone Company 771.46

Otter Tail Power Company 112.39

Monica Christofferson 76.99

Books Are Fun 96.00

Monica Christofferson 37.39

Mark Elfman 355.00

Jan Loe 61.50

Warwick Oil 2,250.00

Barton’s Bus Sales 10,765.91

Monica Christofferson 75.77

Carol Walford filed a complaint against the superintendent.

Mrs. Eversvik reviewed the self study school improvement book.

Mr. Loibl reported that the all-school reunion

will be July 28, 29 and 30 and the school will be

available for all those dates; letters were sent

to students who must go to their home district

next year; parent-teacher conferences were well

attended; the prom will be held April 28.

Mr. Loibl informed the board he would like to get

lockers installed in the new high school

addition. Thiele moved and Christofferson

seconded a motion to get 22 lockers with a total

price between $2,900 to $3,500. The motion carried.

Heather Lawrence has been hired for the elementary Title I paraprofessional.

Mr. Loibl presented the fire inspection report

and everything has been completed on it.

The school board election was discussed and

personnel will check and see if it can be held at

the same time as the city election.

Mr. Loibl reported that Elizabeth Rasmussen had

been interviewed for the art position. She will

let the board know in a week if she will accept the position.

Next meeting will be April 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Meeting adjourned.

Carol Walford

Business Manager

Johnnie McKelvey

President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD

April 4, 2006

The Warwick School Board met Tuesday evening,

April 4, 2006 in the school library for a special board meeting.

Present were McKelvey, Thiele, Gravdahl and

Christofferson. Others present were Mr. Jacobson,

Mr. Riedinger, Bernadette Brown, Joan Black,

Aaron Green, Eleanor Cavanaugh, Lois Leben, Duane

Jackson Sr., Andrew Morin, Melissa Erickson,

Steve Michels, Shirley Tiokasin, Wendy Gourneau,

Rebecca Westman, Carrie Green and other community members.

The meeting was called to order by President

McKelvey at 7:05 p.m. McKelvey read a complaint

that was filed by the JOM Board against Mr. Loibl. Discussion was held.

Elfman entered the meeting at 7:20 p.m. McKelvey

read a letter from Mr. Loibl stating that he was

resigning from his position as superintendent of

the Warwick Public School effective April 1, 2006.

Gravdahl moved and Thiele seconded a motion to

accept Mr. Loibl’s resignation effective

immediately and that the two documents be

attached to his resignation. Roll call vote:

Gravdahl – yes, Elfman – yes, Christofferson –

yes, Thiele – yes, McKelvey – yes.

Meeting adjourned.

Carol Walford

Business Manager

Johnnie McKelvey

President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL

April 10, 2006

A regular meeting of the Maddock City Council was

held on April 10, 2006 at 5:15 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. Frank Mosser and Keith Winson

were also present. At 7 p.m. the tax equalization

meeting was called to order and the council finished its business after 8 p.m.

Wayne Knatterud made a motion to approve the

minutes of the previous meeting. Rodney Maddock

seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Bills were audited. Wayne Knatterud made a motion

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

Employees’ Wages $4,205.05

Ramsey National Bank 1,215.72

State Tax Commissioner 83.00

Waste Management of ND,

Inc 3,650.00

Border States Elec Supply,

Inc 140.64

Cutler-Magner Co, Inc 2,242.60

Northern Plains Elec, Inc 26,870.87

Blue Cross Blue Shield 1,796.44

Hawkins Chemical, Inc 314.50

Maddock EDC 250.00

Maddock EDC 225.00

Benson Co Farmers Press 365.85

ND Health Laboratory 96.00

Maddock Mini Mart 505.15

ND Telephone Co 223.00

Gus’s Auto Parts, Inc 89.15

Farmers Union Oil Co 317.34

Rath and Mehrer, PC 3,600.00

Frank L. Mosser 88.50

Jean A. Mosser 67.49

Keith Winson 78.45

Priscilla Backstrom 105.76

Visa 206.65

Northern Water Works

Supply, Inc 15.41

Maddock Cafe & Lanes 15.13

Clute Office Equip, Inc 104.84

Western Area Power Adm 4,508.46

Peterson Law Offices, PC 360.00

Hoiberg’s, Inc 156.00

Harlow Seed Co 14.00

Surplus Property State of

ND 150.00

Marketplace Motors 444.13

Expressway Inn 103.90

Junior Library Guild 59.80

Tyndale House Publishers,

Inc 33.93

Grand Forks Fire Equip 46.50

American Water Works

Assn 250.00

Home of Economy, Inc 35.91

Northern Improvement Co 720.00

Office of State Auditor 165.00

World Almanac Education 60.97

Burnie’s 80.51

Penworthy Company 39.27

Priscilla Backstrom 49.11

Martel Electronics 2,420.00

Hy-Z Wireless, Inc 105.50

The question was presented to the city of Maddock

if it would help support the Babe Ruth baseball

team again this year. Wayne Knatterud made a

motion to give $300. Marilyn Allan seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The city’s insurance agent, Doug Arnston, was

present and council members questioned the

liability limits and all the groups under the

liability umbrella. The disclaimer form that was

received from NDIR some time ago was brought to

the attention of the council by Arnston. NDIR

wants this disclaimer signed for each person or

group that uses a city building. Wayne Knatterud

made a motion to put this form into action. Mark

Finley seconded the motion. Motion carried. This

will include the Maddock Community Center, the

fire-ambulance shed, the Multi-Purpose Building

and the Maddock Business & Technology Center.

Travis Dillman of Interstate Engineering was at

the meeting with contracts for the lift station

update. The CBDG grant was received from the

North Central Planning Council and the project

will be done shortly. Marilyn Allan made a motion

to approve signing the contracts. Mark Finley

seconded the motion. Motion carried. A review of

the main street project was done. Dillman will

line up a phone conference with John Sauver if anyone has questions.

One gaming site authorization was presented for

Maddock EDC to conduct gaming. Marilyn Allan made

a motion to grant the permit. Wayne Knatterud

seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Benson County Homeland Security requested the

council adopt the National Incident Management

form for the city of Maddock. Wayne Knatterud

made a motion to sign the form and have it on

file. Marilyn Allan seconded the motion. Motion carried.

One park board resignation was received from

Sharon Wheeler. This created a vacancy that will

need to be appointed or filled by write-in at election time.

There was one application for a dance at the

Maddock Community Center for the Scott Smith

wedding. Rodney Maddock made a motion to approve

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

Rodney Maddock made a motion to grant a permit to

allow a yard shed to be stored for a period of

time at Harris Togstad’s yard. Wayne Knatterud

seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Blue Cross Blue Shield increases were presented

to the council. Rodney Maddock made a motion to

continue employee coverage. Mark Finley seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Arbor Day will be celebrated under the direction

of the Maddock Tree Board with a 3 p.m. ceremony

on May 5, 2006 at the Maddock Public School.

As Amanda and Dale Ellingson have shown interest

in serving on the Maddock Park Board, Marilyn

Allan made a motion to appoint this team to fill

vacancies and file for the 2006 election. Rodney

Maddock seconded the motion. Motion carried.

It was determined the city of Maddock will hire a

mature adult to work as manager for the 2006

season at the pool. Rodney Maddock made a motion

to hire a manager. Wayne Knatterud seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Knatterud asked on behalf of the Multi-Purpose

Building board if the council would consider the

forgiving of the February electrical bill. Mark

Finley made a motion not to forgive the bill.

Marilyn Allan seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The next meeting will be May 1, 2006 at 7 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.


NOTICE OF ELECTION

MADDOCK SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 9

Notice is hereby given by Brenda Fossen, Business

Manager, of the Maddock School District No. 9,

that on the second Tuesday, the 13th day of June,

2006, an annual election will be held for the

purpose of electing two members to the school

board, each for a term of three years.

Any candidate for election as a member to the

school board of a school district shall file with

the Business Manager of the School Board, not

less than 33 days before the election, and before

four o’clock p.m. on the thirty-third day, a

statement setting forth his or her name and the

position for which he or she is a candidate. A

statement that is mailed to the Business Manager

shall be in physical possession of the Business

Manager before four o’clock on the thirty-third

day before the election. The closing date and

time for filing will be May 11, 2006 at 4:00 p.m.

School board members with expiring terms are

Linda Ellingson, representing Arne and South

Viking and parts of East Fork and West Antelope

Townships of Benson County; and parts of Fram,

Heimdal, Norway Lake and Valhalla Townships of

Wells County; and Rebecca Brandvold, representing

North Viking and Hesper Townships, and parts of

Aurora and Rich Valley Townships of Benson

County; and parts of Alexanter Township of Pierce County.

The Maddock School District polls are located in

the Maddock School Resource Center. Polls will be

open on June 13, 2006 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager

Maddock School District No. 9

Maddock, ND 58348

(Publish April 19 & 26 & May 3, 2006)


ANNUAL SCHOOL BOARD

ELECTION NOTICE

TWO OPENINGS ON FORT TOTTEN

PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD

Stephanie Anderson, business manager of the Fort

Totten Public School Board, has announced there

will be two (2) positions open on the board.

These positions will each be a three (3) year

term. The candidates shall reside within the

rural areas of the Fort Totten Public School

District No. 30 and shall be voted upon by the district at large.

Anyone wishing to run for this election must file

a statement setting forth the candidate’s name

and the position for which the person is a

candidate. Candidates must also sign and file a

Statement of Interest with the school district

business manager. The final date for filing will

be at 4:30 p.m. on May 18, 2006.

Anyone who is 18 years of age and has resided in

the Fort Totten Public School District No. 30 for

at least 30 days preceding the election is

entitled to vote and/or file as a candidate in this school board election.

The annual school board election will be held on June 20, 2006.

The polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at

the Fort Totten Blue Building meeting room.

(Publish April 26 & May 3 & 10, 2006)


REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP):

DISTRICT WIDE ENERGY

CONSERVATION PROGRAM

Notice is hereby given that the board of the

Minnewaukan School District will receive

proposals until 3:00 p.m. of the 1st day of May,

2006, at the superintendent’s office at which

time and place the said proposals will be opened

and retained for review by the school board. This is a request to furnish:

A comprehensive energy conservation program in

accordance with forms and specifications on file

and obtainable in said office. The board is

solely responsible for final selection and

reserves the right to reject any or all proposals

and to be sole judge of the value and merit of the proposals offered.

For more information call: (701)473-5306, Myron

Jury – Superintendent, Minnewaukan School.

It will be the responsibility of the qualified

contractor to have a proposal on file at said

office prior to the date and time specified.

Minnewaukan School is not liable for any cost

incurred by any person or firm responding to the RFP.

No proposal may be withdrawn for a period of

thirty (30) days after the date set for the

opening. No time extension will be considered and

all requests should be in writing.

(Publish April 12, 19 & 26, 2006)


NOTICE OF ELECTION

LEEDS PUBLIC SCHOOL

DISTRICT NO. 6

Notice is hereby given that the Leeds Public

School District No. 6 annual election will be

held on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at the Leeds

Public School for the following purpose:

To elect one director for a three-year term to

represent Springfield, Irvine, Chain Lakes,

DeGroat, Coulee (north of Highway 2) Townships,

east half of Leeds Township and the city of Churchs Ferry.

Any candidates for election as a member to the

school board of a school district must file with

the school district Business Manager, before 4

o’clock p.m. on the thirty-third day prior to the

election, a statement setting forth his or her

name and the position for which that person is a

candidate. A statement that is mailed to the

Business Manager must be in the physical

possession of the Business Manager before 4:00

p.m. on the 33rd day before the election. The

closing date and time for filing as a candidate

in this year’s election is 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2006.

Polls will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at the Leeds Public

School, 530 1st Street SE, Leeds, North Dakota.

Kathryn L. Benson

Business Manager

Leeds School District No. 6

Leeds, ND 58346

(Publish April 26 & May 3 & 10, 2006)


PUBLIC NOTICE

Oberon School’s long-range planning meeting is

being held Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 7 p.m. in

the school building. The public is invited to

participate. This meeting will be to discuss how

demographics will affect the next 3-5 years. When

the report of the meeting is available, another notice will be published.

Oberon School Board


PUBLIC NOTICE

Alltel Corporation is proposing to build a

225-foot self support communications tower

adjacent to ND Highway 30 near Maddock, ND 58348.

Public comments regarding potential effects on

historic properties from this site may be

submitted within 30 days from the date of this

publication to: Pat Hendrix, Telecoms Projects,

Environmental Resources Management, 498 Wando

Park, Suite 100, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 or send

e-mail to [email protected], or telephone 1-770-335-4648.


ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS

Permits are required for On-Site Sewage Treatment

Systems (septic systems) prior to construction or

alteration. The permit is required for all

residences that are not hooked into municipal or

rural sewer within the Health Unit. The Health

Unit includes Ramsey, Benson, Eddy and Pierce

Counties. For a permit or information contact the

Lake Region District Health Unit, 524 4th Ave.

NE, Unit 9, Devils Lake, ND 58301-2490 or call 701-662-7035.


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

April 3, 2006

The Benson County Commissioners met in regular

session on Monday, April 3, 2006 at 8 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.

Benson County Sheriff Ned Mitzel met with the

board to discuss the patrol car that ignited on fire.

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

approve the minutes of the regular meeting of

March 21, 2006. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

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

have the chairman sign the resolution for

projects SC09328(063) and CER-SRF-3607(059). Mayo

Construction Co., Inc. received the contract on these projects.

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

issue muskrat control permits for the year 2006.

All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

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

vote for Corene Vaughn to be on the board of

directors of the North Dakota Insurance Reserve

Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

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

sell Lot 7 of Sec. 31, Twp. 151, Rge. 63 and Lot

7 of Sec. 12, Twp. 151, Rge. 64 to Paul Kraft for

the sum of $176.28 provided he meets the terms

and conditions required to purchase the property.

All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

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

pay $25.00 to the Township Officers Association

for meal expense at the annual township meeting held on March 9, 2006.

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:

Cellular One $75.21

Nodak Electric Cooperative 45.28

Surety Title 123.00

Darryl Biby 69.66

Kory Jorgenson 92.91

Lyndon Olson 55.41

Tim Finley 68.17

Wanda Teigen 174.02

Brad Odden 18.75

Craig Blomster 15.75

Clinton Huffman 10.50

Edward Ripplinger 6.37

Jason Lee 22.50

Dwain Brown 24.37

Dale Ellingson 18.75

Dan Helland 21.75

David Kenner 18.75

Doug Schmid 9.00

Estagen Zimmerman 18.75

Jean Mosser 15.00

John Beckstrand 27.00

James Ritterman 5.25

Kim Anderson 6.00

Lance Alexander 22.50

Matt Gilbertson 18.75

Nancy Silliman 6.00

Richard Jenssen 18.75

Ryan Knatterud 30.00

Ronald Smith 32.50

Sharon Pederson 5.25

Wayne Knatterud 22.50

Wayne Randle 18.75

Logan Gunderson 25.00

Matthew Swanson 25.00

US Postmaster 202.50

Dean Petska 50.00

James Wang 580.00

Nationwide Retirement

Services 20.00

Bremer Bank 20.00

Minnewaukan City 96.95

ND Council of Ed Leaders 8.00

Northern Plains RC&D 300.00

Allan Nord 15.00

Edward Ripplinger 15.37

Doug Schmid 13.50

Estagen Zimmerman 12.75

Jennifer Hagen 11.25

James Nelson 13.50

John Beckstrand 30.00

Kyle Nelsen 22.50

Kevin Urness 22.50

Lance Alexander 12.75

Lynn C. Hoffert 13.87

Steve Jorgenson 22.50

ND Public Employees

Retirement 9,709.42

Nodak Comm, Inc 3,160.00

AFLAC 379.55

BCBS of ND 3,447.13

Benson Co Transportation 800.00

Burnie’s 430.77

Cliff’s Towing 85.00

Clute’s Office Equipment 750.52

Colonial 155.83

Curtis Hvinden 211.25

Barry Cox 113.75

Edward Ripplinger 91.25

Jason Lee 191.00

Dwain Brown 77.00

Conseco Health Ins Co 108.30

Ellen Huffman 67.31

Expressway Inn 88.90

Great Plains Directory 80.40

Haroldson’s 107.81

Institute of Local Gov 153.00

Jean Olson 335.00

Jones Brothers 25.74

LR Law Enforcement Ctr 2,715.00

Melissa Buckmier 65.08

Maddock Mini Mart 233.45

ND Public Employees

Retirement 22,654.30

NDSU Extension Office 12,650.50

NorthStar Auto 40.00

Oddens’ Grocery 519.53

Otter Tail Power Co 1,743.45

Benson Co Farmers Press 785.86

Protective Life Ins Co 336.52

Ramkota Hotel 100.00

Rachel Maddock 15.75

Scott Knoke 261.12

Service Tire 349.28

Thomas Sabo 4.77

West Payment Center 276.70

Social Welfare 3,329.58

B & H Oil 2,724.51

Bridgestone/Firestone 1,287.11

Butler Machine 1,731.76

Maddock City 71.20

Minnewaukan City 36.50

The Glass Shop 78.94

Home of Economy 312.37

Harlow Sanitation 15.00

HE Everson Co 39.41

Hy-Z Wireless 4,112.50

Institute of Local Gov 1,557.50

Kanzelman’s Hopper

Topper 375.00

Keller Plbg 395.50

Lake Region Electric 71.37

Mac’s, Inc 28.04

Dakota Implement 167.05

Gus’s Auto Parts 94.46

Northern Plains Elec Coop 108.00

North Plains Comm 58.40

Otte Tail Power Co 59.63

Power Plan (RDO Equip) 64.71

Benson Co Farmers Press 124.00

Schwan Wholesale Co 104.05

Spirit Lake Tribe 30.00

Albert Twp 8,056.52

TTT Center 150.00

Wal-Mart 96.18

Wold Engineering 9,938.91

Darryl Biby 69.66

Internal Revenue Service 192.56

Kory Jorgenson 92.91

Lyndon Olson 86.91

Benson Co Farmers Press 220.00

Travis Anderson 87.91

Tim Finley 68.16

Workforce Safety & Ins 331.88

Wanda Teigen 198.95

Distribution to Entities 165,694.32

Social Welfare 1,520.96

Esmond City 25.50

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 3,263.88

Farmers Union Oil-York 2,015.13

ND Telephone Co 200.83

Otter Tail Power Co 298.07

Viking Office Products 719.38

Alton’s Bulk Service 1,050.19

Cass County Treasurer 364.50

Chad’s Amoco 299.75

Comfort Inn 48.00

Distribution to Entities 737.70

Information Technology 393.04

ND State Treasurer 8,171.55

ND Telephone Co 715.46

MARCH 2006 NET PAYROLL

Co. Agent $1,058.08

Emergency Disaster 935.04

VSO 747.44

Co. General 30,030.76

Social Services 27,694.70

Co. Road 21,733.16

Shelley Aabrekke, public health nurse, met with

the board to discuss a new program and present

the narrative report for March, 2006.

Trevor Christianson, Wold Engineering, met with

the board to discuss project PW-947. Gene Hager,

road superintendent, was present at this time. A

motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Brown, to

have the chairman sign a Preliminary and

Construction Engineering Agreement on said

project. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Christianson also presented a Construction

Engineering Services Agreement on project

CER-SRF-3607(059) to the board. A motion was made

by Cox, seconded by Lee, to have the chairman

sign the agreement on said project. All members

voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Rick Anderson, North Central Planning Council,

met the board to discuss problems with FEMA

withholding money from the county. A motion was

made by Hvinden, seconded by Cox, to send a

letter regarding this issue to Senators Dorgan

and Conrad, Representative Pomery, Governor

Hoeven, and Greg Wilz, ND Homeland Security. All

members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The Benson County Water Board met to discuss the

Tolna Coulee Cleanout Project. Leo and Kathy

Walker and Thelma and Arland Paulson, Peterson

Coulee Outlet Association, were present at this

time. The water board stated it is not in favor

of buying any property for the project. The water

board indicated the area is a natural outlet so

it is opposed to funding it. A motion was made by

Cox, seconded by Lee, to not participate in the

Tolna Coulee Cleanout Project. All members voted

yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Curt Jacobson, Leeds Economic Development, met

with the board to discuss the possibility of some

businesses expanding in Leeds, ND. Ellen Huffman,

tax equalization director, explained information

on granting them a tax break. It was concluded

the matter should be decided by the city of Leeds rather than the county.

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

purchase a new 2006 Impala police package patrol

car from Ressler Chevrolet in Mandan, ND for the

sum of $17,500.00. All members voted yes. The

motion carried unanimously. The board opted to

repair the patrol car damaged by fire for an

estimated total cost of $1,560.00.

The board reviewed a letter sent by Dr. R. Warren Pierson dated March 17, 2006.

The board also reviewed a letter from Advanced

Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc. of

Grand Forks, ND, regarding an emergency water

source and treatment project for the city of Devils Lake.

The motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.

Delores Scherr

Deputy Benson Co. Auditor

Ed Ripplinger

Chairman


FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA) NOTICE

Public notice is hereby given by the Department

of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency

Management Agency (FEMA) of the availability of

the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment

Devils Lake Region, North Dakota for public

review and comment. The gradual rise in the lake

level of Devils Lake and Stump Lake has resulted

in the inundation of millions of dollars worth of

facilities including roads and homes and created

the need for this action. Since the 1990’s FEMA

has funded numerous road projects in the Devils

Lake region that have been impacted by flooding

in an attempt to keep the road network

operational. FEMA has determined that future

flooding will continue to impact roads and homes

in the region. In order to expedite review of

future projects under the National Environmental

Policy Act (NEPA) FEMA has prepared a

Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) which

describes alternatives to maintaining the road

network and the impacts of these alternatives.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act

(NEPA), FEMA is required to consider all

practical alternatives for possible solutions to

the flooding of roads in the Devils Lake region.

The alternatives considered in this PEA are:

Alternative 1: No Action

Inclusion of a No Action Alternative is required

under NEPA and is defined as maintaining the

status quo, with no FEMA funding for any

alternative action. Any action by FEMA is

dependent upon there being a Presidentially

declared disaster in the affected counties and

that Devils Lake flooding is a contributing

factor to the declaration. Even with a disaster

declaration FEMA may take no action if the

proposed project does not meet eligibility requirements of its programs.

Alternative 2: Incremental Road Grade Raise

This action requires a Presidential disaster

declaration in order for FEMA funding to be

provided. Grade raises are a class of actions

that typically occur within the existing

footprint of a roadway including the parallel

drainage ditch. These projects occur in areas

that have been previously disturbed during the

original road construction and maintenance

activities and are typically short segments in

length. In some instances a road grade raise will

occur on a road segment that has been previously

elevated. Included in this alternative are

culverts and bridges which are necessary to use

and maintain the roadway and to prevent roadways

from inadvertently serving as a dike or levee.

Alternative 3: Road Relocations

This action requires a Presidential disaster

declaration in order for FEMA funding to be

provided. This alternative includes the

relocation of a flooded segment of roadway to a

new location that will not have the potential of

being flooded in the future. Included in this

alternative are culverts and bridges which are

necessary to use and maintain the roadway and to

prevent roadways from inadvertently serving as a

dike or levee. These projects typically occur in

areas that have not been previously disturbed.

They are typically longer segments than the

roadway they are replacing. The roadway being

replaced is abandoned however in certain

circumstances the abandoned roadway may be

eligible for future FEMA funding under a subsequent disaster declaration.

Alternative 4: Alternate Route (Transfer of Function)

This action requires a Presidential disaster

declaration in order for FEMA funding to be

provided to support implementation. This

alternative involves abandoning the roadway being

flooded and the traffic patterns are re-routed

onto an existing alternative route. This

alternative may not always involve new

construction on the alternate route but would

result in modification to existing traffic

patterns. FEMA can provide funding under this

alternative in the event the alternate route

requires improvements and upgrading to meet the

transportation standards required for the

alternate route to carry the increased demands of re-routed traffic.

Alternative 5: Home Acquisition (Alternate Project)

This is an alternate project in lieu of expending

FEMA funding to construct a grade raise or

relocation of a roadway that provides access to a

home or group of homes. This alternative involves

the voluntary participation by the homeowner to

sell their home. The county would take title of

the property at closing and all property

purchased would be demolished and disposed of in

a method approved by the county. Any wells and

septic system will be dispositioned in accordance

with the Lake Region District Health Unit. The

road that serviced the purchased home(s) would be

abandoned and not eligible for FEMA funding.

The President of the United States has issued

Executive Orders that require Federal Agencies to

focus attention on the environment and on human

health and safety when considering the

construction or funding of an action. Particular

attention is paid to Executive Orders 11988

(protection of Floodplains), 11990 (Protection of

Wetlands) and 12898 (Environmental Justice).

Compliance with Executive Orders, other

environmental laws, and NEPA has been documented

in the Draft PEA. The public comment period for

the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment

Devils Lake Region, North Dakota will remain open

for 15 days following the publishing of this

public notice. Following this public comment

period FEMA will prepare a Final PEA that will

response to comments received. Interested persons

may review the Draft PEA at the following

locations: Lake Region Public Library, 423 7th

Street NE, Devils Lake, ND, Devils Lake Spirit

Lake Tribe, Fort Totten, ND; Minnewaukan Public

Library, Minnewaukan, ND; Bismarck Public

Library, 515 North 5th Street, Bismarck, ND.

Interested persons may submit comments, request

additional information or request a copy of the

Draft PEA by contacting Mr. Bob Cox, FEMA Region

VIII Environmental Officer at 303-235-4714 or

[email protected] or Mr. Paul Seeley, FEMA Region

VIII Environmental Specialist at 303-506-1330 or

[email protected] Written comments should be

sent to Paul Seeley, FEMA Region VIII, R&R

Division, Denver Federal Center, P O Box 25267, Denver, CO 80225-0267.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that Workforce Safety &

Insurance will conduct a public hearing on

Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at the Board Room, Century

Center, 1600 East Century Avenue, Bismarck, North

Dakota, at 1:15 p.m. at which time and place all

persons will be heard regarding the proposed

changes to premium rates in accordance with NDCC

?65-04-01. This public hearing will be

teleconference to the conference room of our

Fargo Office, located at 2601 12th Ave. SW,

Fargo, ND 58103. Attendance is available at either location.

These changes are on file and may be reviewed or

copied on any working day between 8:00 a.m. and

5:00 p.m., at Workforce Safety & Insurance in

Bismarck. A copy may be requested by phone by

calling (701) 328-3800 or by writing to:

Workforce Safety & Insurance

Attention: Robin Schuh

1600 East Century Avenue, Suite 1

P.O. Box 5585

Bismarck, ND 58506-5585

(701) 328-5955

Written data, views or arguments concerning the

proposed changes or adoptions may be sent to WSI

at the above address. The closing date for

receipt and consideration of all written or oral

submissions is close of business June 2, 2006.

If you plan to attend the public hearing and will

need special facilities or assistance relating to

a disability, please contact Workforce Safety &

Insurance at the above telephone number or

address at least five days prior to the public hearing.

Dated this 21st day of April, 2006.

John Halvorson

Strategic Executive


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL

April 12, 2006

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council

was held April 12, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. at the

Minnewaukan Senior Citizens Community Center.

Present were council members Richard Peterson,

Mark Motis, Claudette Carlson and Cyndy Lund.

Also present were city auditor Laura Weed, city

maintenance man Verdeen Backstrom, Steve Huffman

and Mark Zillmer. Mayor Yri arrived at 6:30 p.m.

Lund moved that the minutes of the March 14

meeting be approved. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

Mark Zillmer, representing Spirit Water Inn,

asked the council for a reduced water turn-on fee

for Spirit Water Inn’s seasonal accounts. A

motion was made by Lund to charge $100 for

turn-on fees in this instance. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Motis to accept the Benson

County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. Carlson

seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

CITY OF MINNEWAUKAN

BENSON COUNTY

MULTI-HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN

WHEREAS, Benson County Emergency Management

Office over the last six years has held meetings,

public discussions and developed a Multi-Hazard

Mitigation Plan that attempts to reduce natural,

man-made or technological disasters that may occur; and

WHEREAS, the purpose of the Multi-Hazard

Mitigation Plan is to provide a means to minimize

damages caused by hazards that affect the lives

and property of residents and comply with the

city’s requirements under the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000; and

WHEREAS, each incorporated city, county

department, public and private entities have been

provided the opportunity to participate and

contribute to the development and adoption of the

Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan was

prepared by participating jurisdictions,

employees, and contractors and reviewed by the

Benson County Emergency Management Office, and

state emergency management and mitigation staff; and

WHEREAS, the city will continue to participate,

evaluate and update the plan, consistent with the

requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 and any addendum; and

WHEREAS, several meetings were held to introduce

the concept of Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning

to the general public and to solicit input

regarding the components of the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of

Minnewaukan, North Dakota does hereby adopt the

Benson County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan on this 12th day of April, 2006.

/s/ Curtis A. Yri

Mayor

/s/ Laura J. Weed

City Auditor

A motion was made by Carlson to accept a

Resolution for an Executive Order, a requirement

of the Department of Homeland Security, a

National Incident Management System (NIMS). Lund

seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

DESIGNATION OF THE NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

SYSTEM (NIMS) AS THE BASIS FOR ALL INCIDENT

MANAGEMENT IN THE CITY OF MINNEWAUKAN

WHEREAS, the President in Homeland Security

Directive (HSPD)-5, directed the Secretary of the

Department of Homeland Security to develop and

administer a National Incident Management System

which would provide a consistent nationwide

approach for Federal, State, local, and tribal

governments to work together more effectively and

efficiently to prepare for, prevent, respond to,

and recover from domestic incidents, regardless

of cause, size, or complexity; and

WHEREAS, the collective input and guidance from

all Federal, State, local, and tribal Homeland

Security partners has been, and will continue to

be, vital to the effective implementation and

utilization of a comprehensive NIMS; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary and desirable that all

Federal, State, local, and tribal emergency

agencies and personnel coordinate their efforts

to effectively and efficiently provide the

highest levels of incident management; and

WHEREAS, HSPD-5 requires Federal departments and

agencies to make adoption of the NIMS by State,

tribal, and local organizations a condition for

Federal preparedness assistance beginning in fiscal year 2005; and

WHEREAS, to facilitate the most efficient and

effective incident management it is critical that

Federal, State, local, and tribal organizations

utilize standardized terminology, standardized

organizational structures, interoperable

communications, consolidated action plans,

unified command structures, uniform personnel

qualification standards, uniform standards for

planning, training, and exercising, comprehensive

resource management, and designated incident

facilities during emergencies or disasters; and

WHEREAS, the NIMS standardized procedures for

managing personnel, communications, facilities

and resources will improve the State’s ability to

utilize federal funding to enhance local and

state agency readiness, maintain first responder

safety, and streamline incident management processes; and

WHEREAS, the Incident Command System components

of NIMS are already an integral part of various

incident management activities throughout the

State, including current emergency management training programs; and

WHEREAS, the National Commission on Terrorist

Attacks (9-11 Commission) recommended adoption of

a standardized Incident Command System,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of

Minnewaukan, North Dakota does hereby adopt the

NIMS Executive Order on this 12th day of April, 2006.

/s/ Curtis A. Yri

Mayor

/s/ Laura J. Weed

City Auditor

A motion was made Carlson to pay 2006 annual dues

in the amount of $100 to Northern Plains RC&D.

Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

The council tabled appointing a representative

until the next meeting. The city will look for volunteers for this position.

A motion was made by Motis to hold a first

reading amending the ordinance for Chapter 8,

Business Regulations and Licenses. Lund seconded.

The motion carried unanimously. This change is in

reference to 2 a.m. bar closing.

A request was made to purchase approximately

500X100 feet of railroad property on the south

end of Minnewaukan. This was tabled until the

next meeting pending more information.

A motion was made by Lund to purchase a flat

screen monitor for approximately $250. The city’s

old monitor will be used in place of a broken

library monitor. Carlson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Motis to have the library

and city office carpet cleaned. Lund seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A metered water hydrant was discussed for the

purpose of selling bulk water. This item was

tabled pending further information.

A motion was made by Motis to have the streets

swept this spring. Lund seconded. The motion

carried unanimously. The council had reiterated

the fact that landowners are responsible for

cleaning their gutters prior to having the street swept.

A motion was made by Motis and seconded by

Peterson to disallow any advanced payments on

salaries. The motion carried unanimously.

The council discussed crack sealing the streets.

Backstrom will get a bid from Zimmerman Contracting.

A motion was made by Carlson to pay all expenses

for Motis to attend an NFIP training session in

Fargo. Lund seconded. Roll call vote:

Peterson-yes, Carlson-yes, Lund-yes, Motis-abstain-ed. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Carlson and seconded by

Motis to pay all bills. The motion carried unanimously.

FSA-BANK BUILDING

Huffman, S. $823.00

Oddens’ 6.39

Otter Tail Power Co. 827.86

GARBAGE FUND

Waste Management $3,018.75

GENERAL FUND

Benson County Recorder $19.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 221.31

Frith & Steffan 50.00

ND Telephone Co. 92.52

Oddens’ 17.52

Otter Tail Power Co. 204.88

Workforce Safety & Ins. 250.00

Payroll 1,284.38

LIBRARY FUND

Baker & Taylor $1,966.80

Creative Impressions 49.58

Demco 407.49

Payroll 718.39

STREET FUND

Benson Co. Highway Dept. $468.00

Home of Economy 76.74

Oddens’ 38.55

Otter Tail Power Co. 559.58

WATER FUND

ND Telephone Co. $81.47

Northern Plains Electric 300.48

Mac’s Hardware 30.28

Oddens’ Grocery 2.99

Otter Tail Power Co. 155.14

Payroll 2,103.03

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Laura J. Weed

City Auditor

Curtis A. Yri

Mayor


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