5/24/2006 – Public Notices


ANALYSES OF THE

STATEWIDE MEASURES

APPEARING ON THE BALLOT

JUNE 13, 2006

The following analyses are for the two

constitutional measures appearing on the statewide election ballot on June 13, 2006, as a result of legislative action. This publication is required by section 16.1-01-07 of the North Dakota Century Code to enable voters to become familiar with the effect of proposed measures.

The full text of each measure is available for viewing on the Secretary of State’s Web site at www.nd.gov/sos in the June Election Information section or by requesting a copy from either the Elections Division, Secretary of State’s office at (800) 352-0867, ext. 8-4146, or from the office of any County Auditor.

ANALYSIS OF CONSTITUTIONAL MEASURE NO. 1 Constitutional Measure No. 1 was placed on the ballot by action of the 2005 North Dakota Legislative Assembly with the passage of Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4012 (2005 Session Laws, Ch. 622). If approved, it would amend section 16 of article XI of North Dakota’s Constitution.

This measure would remove obsolete age and gender references related to the state’s reserve militia and designate the state’s national guard as the active militia.

Voting "YES" means you approve the measure as summarized above. Voting "NO" means you reject the measure as summarized above.

ANALYSIS OF CONSTITUTIONAL MEASURE NO. 2 Constitutional Measure No. 2 was placed on the ballot by action of the 2005 North Dakota Legislative Assembly with the passage of House Concurrent Resolution No. 3055 (2005 Session Laws, Ch. 623). If approved, it would amend certain sections and repeal other sections of Article XII of North Dakota’s Constitution.

This measure would authorize the legislative assembly to provide by law for the regulation of business corporations; update older language to present-day practice; remove obsolete provisions related to railroads and banking; and permit corporations the option of determining the voting procedures for board of director candidates.

Voting "YES" means you approve the measure as summarized above. Voting "NO" means you reject the measure as summarized above.


NOTICE OF LAPSE

OF MINERAL INTEREST

Please take notice that pursuant to Chapter

38-18.1 of the NDCC, that Frank S. Spencer and Orpha Spencer of Lebanon, Oregon are the record owners of Mineral Interests located on, in or under the following real property in Benson County, North Dakota, to-wit:

Twp. 151, Rge. 67

Sec. 1: NW? NE?

and that such mineral interest has remained unused for a period of 20 years immediately preceding this notice and that the surface owner intends to succeed to the ownership of such mineral interest.

/s/ _____________

The Nielsen Family Trust

Dated Feb. 8, 1995

By Co-Trustee

Vernice Nielsen

PO Box 63

Oberon, ND 58357

/s/____________________

By Co-Trustee

Eugene Nielsen

Dated this 11th day of May, 2006.


CALL FOR BIDS

The city of Oberon is calling for bids on property on A Street South, lying on the west side of the street. The property is in Section 2, Twp. 151, Range 67. It is Part A of Government Lot 9. Begin at northwest corner of said lot, thence east 130 feet, then south 110 feet, west to a point on west line of said lot, thence north to point of beginning. It is the equivalent of four city lots and more.

Send bids to Auditor, City of Oberon, PO Box 85, Oberon, ND 58357. Bids must be received by the auditor by June 10, 2006. Late bids will not be considered. Ten (10) percent of bid must be enclosed as earnest money with the bid. Full payment must be received by the auditor by June 30, 2006 or the offer is null and void.

The city of Oberon reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

Ruth Buehler

City Auditor

(Publish May 24 & 31, 2006)


ANNUAL SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION NOTICE

FORT TOTTEN

SCHOOL DISTRICT #30

P.O. BOX 239

FORT TOTTEN, ND 58335-0239

May 22, 2006

Stephanie Anderson, Business Manager of the Fort Totten Public School Board, has announced there will be two positions open on the board. These positions are for three-year terms.

The six candidates running for the two seats are:

Raymond Cavanaugh

Marty Greywater

Vernon Lambert Sr.

Galen Robertson

April St. Pierre

Lenore Alberts White Lightning

An individual’s child does not need to attend the Fort Totten Public School District No. 30 in order to vote. Individuals have to reside within the Fort Totten Public School District for at least 30 days preceding the election and must be

18 years of age in order to vote. An individual, also, doesn’t have to be an enrolled member in order to vote.

The annual school board election will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2006. Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Blue Building in Fort Totten.

(Publish May 24 and 31, 2006)


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

May 2, 2006

The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 8 a.m.

Commissioners present were Dwain Brown, Curtis Hvinden, Ed Ripplinger and Jason Lee. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Ripplinger.

Ned Mitzel, Benson County sheriff, met with the board to review his mileage/activity report for April, 2006. He informed the board that Dr.

Anthony Rayer will no longer be serving as coroner for Benson County. Chairman Ripplinger called Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake to find another doctor who may be willing to fill the position.

Barry Cox entered the meeting at 8:15 a.m.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Brown, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of April 18, 2006. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed a letter from the Canadian Pacific Railway dated April 24, 2006. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Hvinden, to have the abandoned property turned back to the respective landowners. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A letter from the ND DOT dated April 21, 2006 was presented to the board regarding bridges with Alert Code 3. A copy of this letter was given to the highway department.

The board reviewed a comparison list of county fund balances for the years 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.

A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Lee, to transfer $84,231.11 from the 6 Mill Fund to the Graham’s Island N/S Road Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Brown, to transfer $75,000.00 from the County Poor Fund to the Social Welfare Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board discussed social welfare employee issues. Benson County Employee Handbook section

202 was reviewed and it states part-time employee insurance benefits will be pro-rated according to an employee’s work time. Section 306 of the handbook was also reviewed along with a sheet of proposed changes. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Lee, to allow employees to accumulate a total of 21 days of vacation rather than 20.

All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Shelley Aabrekke, public health nurse, met with the board to present her narrative report for April, 2006.

The commissioners contacted Ed Forde, social service director, and requested he come to meet with them.

The board discussed 911 signing in Benson County.

The board chose to not do any 911 signing at this time.

Ralph Olson and Erling Karlsbraaten met with the board regarding the roadway by Long Lake. Olson suggested a road west of Earl Huffman’s be built to extend the county road. Gene Hager, Benson County highway superintendent, was present at this time.

The board discussed the portion of old Hwy. #2 which goes through Leeds. Chairman Ripplinger explained the city of Leeds is willing to pay half of the cost of an overlay on the road. The city of Leeds requested the county contribute the remainder of the cost. The estimated cost to the county would be $13,000.00. The board called Benson County State’s Attorney Wang regarding ownership of the roadway. A determination was made that the paperwork was not done to transfer the road to Leeds Township.

Ellen Huffman, tax director, met with the board regarding an abatement filed by Patricia Kimmerly for the years 2004 and 2005 on property in Mission Township. She indicated the Mission Township board of supervisors approved the abatement to $10,520. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Brown, to support the recommendation of the township board to reduce the valuation to $10,520 and grant the abatement. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

State’s Attorney Wang came to the meeting to further discuss the overlay on the portion of old Hwy. #2 going through Leeds. The minutes from the July 23, 2002 meeting of the board were reviewed and they state Leeds Township was to take over the roadway.

Jill Hakanson, RC&D, and Andrew Morin Sr., Spirit Lake Wildlife, met with the board regarding a new recreational park off Hwy. #57. They requested the county use its agency services to keep the project ongoing and act as a "pass-thru" to accept money from the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Hvinden, to have Benson County act as a "pass-thru" for the grant money for the project. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Lee, to appoint Jacqueline L. Downs, MD, as coroner for Benson County to replace Dr. Anthony Rayer. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Lee, to have the chairman sign the Site/County Support Summary for the Family Nutrition Program. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board discussed the funds the county may need to expend on Project PW 947/PW 466.

The board telephoned Wayne Knatterud regarding a cell tower being put into place near Maddock. The board questioned if a zoning ordinance variance was applied for. The cell phone company will be contacted regarding this issue.

Ed Forde, social service director, met with the board regarding social welfare employee issues.

The board called Morris Holen Jr., Wold Engineering, and requested he provide a cost estimate for the county’s share of Project PW 947/PW 466. A preliminary estimate was $29,307.00 plus 15% of the cost to build the roadway to a width of 14 ft.

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

Alltel $75.32

Alltel 29.49

Dean Petska 50.00

James Wang 580.00

Martel Electronics 9,655.00

Nationwide Retirement

Services 20.00

ND State Radio Comm 210.00

Prairie Public Broadcasting 450.00

Warwick Oil 1,791.74

Fay Huffman Tr 25.00

Job Service 3,031.66

Office of St Tax Comm 3,510.55

Minnewaukan City 96.95

Curtis Hvinden 6.00

Comfort Inn 300.00

John Halvorson 3.75

Kate Johnson 18.75

Maximus, Inc 10.00

Al’s Body Shop 1,902.59

Hy-Z Wireless 367.43

ND Game & Fish 17,064.00

Warwick Oil 5,172.59

Eugene Laverdure 20.61

ND Public Employees

Retirement 10,291.96

Melvin Diehl 49.75

Social Welfare 15,211.28

Alton’s Bulk Service 1,668.60

B & H Oil 4,810.91

Bridgestone/Firestone 1,325.27

Butler Machine 435.57

Maddock City 68.05

Minnewaukan City 36.50

Farmers Union Oil-York 6,517.31

Home of Economy 326.67

Harlow Sanitation 15.00

HE Everson Co 16.40

Hy-Z Wireless 53.62

Jemstone Auto Glass 313.65

Johnston Fargo Culvert,

Inc 4,148.29

Larson Implement 386.25

Lyle Signs, Inc 182.01

Mac’s, Inc 53.26

Dakota Implement 532.93

Nodak Electric Cooperative 38.46

Northern Plains Elec Co-op 102.00

Oddens’ Grocery 14.86

Olson Repair 878.29

Otter Tail Power Co 41.37

US Postmaster 195.00

Prairie Truck & Tractor

Repair 239.47

Praxair Distribution, Inc 7.26

Quality Welding 7.88

Power Plan RDO Equip 67.50

Service Tire 651.67

Wood Lake Twp 2,355.35

Wal-Mart 46.75

Warwick Oil 1,915.15

Wold Engineering 929.32

Wanda Teigen 39.99

WW Wallwork 2,125.63

Aflac 379.55

Ag Resources 101.05

Alliance Management

Consulting 250.00

BCBS of ND 3,395.28

Benson Co Transportation 800.00

Bonnie Erickson 15.00

Clute’s Office Equipment 50.75

Coral Mahler 975.00

Colonial 155.83

Conseco Health Ins Co 108.30

Darrell’s Electric, Inc 350.18

Delores Scherr 15.00

Ellen Huffman 317.63

Hoiberg’s 87.08

Hy-Z Wireless 95.50

Jean Olson 90.36

L & G Association 20.00

Matthew Bender & Co, Inc 181.95

LR Law Enforcement Ctr 2,460.00

Maddock Community Ctr 20.00

Maddock Mini Mart 286.80

ND Public Employees

Retirement 23,193.60

NDSU 87.00

ND VSO Assn 40.00

Ned Mitzel 27.50

North Star Community

Credit Union 8.37

Office Depot Card Plan 19.93

Olson Repair 166.00

Prairie Public Broadcasting 150.00

Benson Co Farmers Press 250.89

Protective Life Ins Co 336.52

Scott Knoke 42.00

Benson Co Highway Dept 252.00

Barbara Hillebrand 48.25

Curtis Hvinden 80.00

Barry Cox 87.50

Edward Ripplinger 72.50

Jason Lee 59.00

Dwain Brown 77.00

Conseco Health Ins Co 108.30

Farmers Union Oil Co-Mdk 22.08

Home of Economy 43.98

Information Technology

Dept 393.93

Judy Geske 14.25

Leevers Co Market 40.58

Lake Region Dist Health 11,350.75

ND Assn of Counties 211.25

Otter Tail Power Co 625.82

Reaba L. Hegg-Mack 76.37

West Payment Center 266.70

Daryl Biby 69.66

Kory Jorgenson 92.91

Tim Finley 68.17

Wanda Teigen 157.39

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 1,827.51

Farmers Union Oil-York 1,102.77

Needle’s Eye 29.32

Otter Tail Power Co 226.34

Pierce County Tribune 96.12

Wheeler Lumber, LLC 4,319.92

Distribution of Entities 94,630.83

Balco Uniform Company 81.00

Chad’s Amoco 298.17

Distribution of Entities 618.22

Jones Brothers 99.73

ND State Treasurer 7,193.65

ND Telephone Co 204.11

Oddens’ Grocery 615.61

Tracy’s Market 3.43

APRIL 2006 NET PAYROLL

Emergency Disaster $935.04

VSO 747.44

County General 29,725.29

Social Services 28,349.42

County Road 29,150.90

The motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Ed Ripplinger

Chairman


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.

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

(Publish May 24 & 31 & June 7, 2006)


MINUTES OF MEETING

OBERON CITY COUNCIL

April 3, 2006

The Oberon City Council met on Monday, April 3,

2006 at 7 p.m. at the Oberon Community Center.

Present were Mayor James Nelson; council members Pete Hager, Dale Stenberg and Eloise Ploium; and city auditor Ruth Buehler. Absent was Doug Schmid.

Also present was deputy sheriff Tom Sabo, Corey Ploium, Patricia Anderson, Sharon Anderson Gaitlin, Nan Thumb, Neveda Thumb, Karen Peterson, Paul and Loretta Stensland, Paula Deckert, Shirley Stensland, Marty Greywater, Crystal Stensland and Clayton DuBois.

The mayor called the meeting to order. Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Stenberg moved to approve the minutes. Ploium seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

Bills were reviewed. Hager moved to pay all bills. Ploium seconded. The motion carried unanimously. Bills approved were as follows:

ND Public Health Lab $96.00

Waste Management 946.21

Benson Co. Farmers Press 100.65

Job Service ND 10.62

US Treasury 275.40

US Post Office 24.00

Farmers Union Oil Co. 347.50

Benson Co. Highway Dept. 216.00

Benson Co. Treasurer 292.00

Otter Tail Power Co. 637.56

ND Telephone Co. 62.12

Payroll 554.10

The tax equalization meeting will be held Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. at the Oberon Community Center. Cost of assessing will be $292.

Beginning in May, the ND Department of Health will bill the city $12 every month for the cost of analyzing the city’s water for coliform and E coli.

The quarterly report was reviewed.

Paul Stensland said there is money in the sinking funds, so why couldn’t the city do some project?

That money can only be used for water or sewer.

Paul said the city should dig a new well. Corey Ploium, water maintenance man, said Oberon city water is good.

A rural water meeting will be held in Carrington on April 20 at 9 a.m.

The second reading of the water and sewer ordinances was read by Corey Ploium. Hager made a motion to accept the ordinances. Stenberg seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

Crystal Stensland gave the council a letter. She is interested in buying a lot on the northwest corner of Government Lot A, which is known as the Stein Lot. Ploium moved to table the request.

Hager seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

Corey will check on the water and sewer going into the lot.

During the meeting deputy Tom Sabo had to restore order at the meeting several times.

Next meeting will be May 8 at 7 p.m.

There being no further business, the mayor declared the meeting adjourned.

Ruth Buehler

City Auditor


AGENDA

OBERON CITY COUNCIL

Oberon Community Center

Monday, June 5, 2006 – 8 p.m.

I. Call to order

II. Quorum determined

III. Reading of the minutes

IV. Approval of bills

V. Reports of officers/committees

VI. Discussion/communication

VII. Unfinished business

VIII. New business

IX Adjournment

(Publish May 24, 2006)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL BOARD

April 12, 2006

A regular meeting of the Fort Totten School Board was held Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at 4:30 p.m.

in the conference room of the administration building.

Present were Erich Longie, Derrick Dauphinais, Michael Alex and Doug Yankton. Lorraine McKay was absent. Others present were Stephanie Anderson, Wayne Trottier Jr., John Laducer, Kevin Dauphinais, Curtis Walking Eagle and Marlo Byberg.

Board president Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 4:45 p.m.

Mr. Byberg updated the board regarding the National Science Conference he attended in Anaheim, Calif.

Kevin Dauphinais visited with the board about the staff receiving harassment and bullying training.

Mr. Yankton moved to approve the agenda with the addition of an employee’s request under new business and to move the 21st Century director’s report to new business. Mr. Alex seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

Mr. Alex moved to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the 21st Century director’s report. Mr. Dauphinais seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

MONTHLY EXPENDITURES

FOR APRIL 2006

AAA Travel Agency $807.70

Abilitations 510.39

Anderson, Stephanie 77.53

Belgarde, Erin 50.00

Belgarde, Erin 176.25

Best Western Ramkota

Hotel 150.00

Best Western Seven Seas 1,479.00

Bismarck Public School Dist. 39,943.53

Branding Iron 75.24

Byberg, Marlo 509.25

Byberg, Marlo 846.40

Cain, Donald 200.00

Classroomdirect.com 217.95

Dablow, Merita 37.50

Dablow, Merita 484.25

Dakota Boys Ranch 3,974.00

Dauphinais, Derrick 653.75

DeLarios, Ruth 168.75

Dell Marketing, LLP 2,857.74

DPI 30.00

Estenson, Karleen 4.88

Gangl, Tara 171.25

Gerrells of Devils Lake 47.50

Greene, Jan 161.25

Greene, Jan 201.25

Greene, Jan 253.04

Harrington, Denise 386.25

Home of Economy 49.98

Jacobson, Ron 386.25

Job Service North Dakota 57.34

Johnson, Sandra 44.14

Johnston, Mark 484.25

K12 Software 1,354.30

Kmart 190.49

Krantz’s Greenhouse 61.99

Laducer, John 186.25

LBE & Associates 490.00

Leevers County Market 28.02

Library Video 64.80

Longie, Erich 653.75

Luis Cafe 36.00

MDU 165.39

Medicine Stone, Tony 125.00

National Center on

Youth Issues 315.62

ND Telephone Co. 542.28

NDABBE 20.00

NDASCD 25.00

Nelson, Liz 7.19

Nelson, Liz 285.00

Nelson, Liz 98.92

Nelson, Liz 211.25

Ness, Hayle 161.25

Northern Plains Electric 130.00

NSTA 74.00

Oriental Trading Co. 104.55

Paul’s Fort Totten Grocery 556.34

Perfection Learning Corp. 49.74

Pitney Bowes 203.64

Purchase Power 500.00

Running Bear, Delta 125.00

Saari, Karen 138.75

Schoolhouse Educ. Services 498.00

Spirit Lake Marina 411.83

Spirit Lake Resort 59.95

Spirit Lake Resort 293.85

State Tax Commissioner 5,052.00

Steinmann, Merle 67.08

Stensli, Marte 381.21

Swenson, Sandra 201.21

Swenson, Sandra 171.25

The View 161.98

Thunder Road 360.00

TJ’S Pizza 85.00

TJ’S Pizza 106.94

Tracy’s Market 81.84

Trottier, Wayne Jr. 141.25

Trottier, Wayne Jr. 124.20

Trottier, Wayne Jr. 103.75

Victory Promotions 474.75

Volk Human Services 3,161.81

Wal-Mart 1,295.09

Willert, Dan 45.00

Xerox Corp. 1,202.81

Xerox Corp. 329.74

Subtotal 77,211.67

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Babinski, Mike $160.00

Babinski, Mike 400.00

Babinski, Mike 160.00

Babinski, Mike 160.00

Babinski, Mike 160.00

Devils Lake High School 50.00

Devils Lake High School 50.00

Dynamite Productions 400.00

Fessenden-Bowdon HS 50.00

Harvey HS 50.00

I-Design 540.00

Lind, Ltd 175.70

Mayport-CG 50.00

NPC International 306.63

Portraits By Misti 38.00

Select Therapy 191.75

Smith, Rick 174.38

The Andersons 210.65

Velva High School 50.00

Subtotal 3,377.11

Total 80,588.78

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

FOR APRIL 2006

Payroll $145,163.83

Social Security 17,440.42

Medicare 4,079.06

Federal Withholding 12,151.20

State Withholding 1,669.00

NDTFFR 14,781.82

BCBSND 27,056.10

AFLAC 131.06

SLSTEB 80.00

FTPSD #30 263.92

NDPERS 2,709.66

NCT 530.26

ND State Disburse 186.10

Western State 320.00

Spirit Lake Tribe 1,205.00

Spirit Lake Housing 200.00

Thrivent Lutheran 300.00

IRS 215.00

TOTAL 228,482.43

Curtis Walking Eagle brought a letter for board members. Mr. Alex moved to table this issue until research is complete regarding the Family Medical Leave Act. Mr. Dauphinais seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

Mr. Yankton moved that all federal programs will expend their money by the end of the fiscal year.

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

Board members want more information in the principal’s report, such as monthly attendance reports. Mr. Alex moved to approve out-of-state travel for Conrad Cavanaugh to attend an Emergency Preparedness and Response Symposium in Denver, Colo. on May 10 and 11, 2006. Mr. Yankton seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

Mr. Alex moved to advertise for Title Summer School Instructors in math and English in-house.

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

Mr. Yankton moved to approve the Employee Reduction in Force Non-renewal Agreement. Mr.

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

Mr. Yankton moved to approve the 2006-2007 Northeast Education Services Cooperative Commitment of Services. Mr. Dauphinais seconded.

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

Mr. Alex moved to hold the school board election on June 20, 2006. Polls will be open from 10 a.m.

to 6 p.m. The board will hire the same judges and clerks in last year’s election: Sylvia Brownshield, Philomene Corbine, Lois Littlewind and Florestine Peltier. Mr. Yankton seconded.

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

Mr. Yankton moved to approve the March 8, 2006 minutes. Mr. Dauphinais seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

Mr. Yankton left the meeting at 6:27 p.m.

Mr. Dauphinais moved to approve the personnel report. Mr. Alex seconded. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.

Mr. Yankton returned to the meeting at 6:33 p.m.

Discussion was held on a supplemental contract from the Tate Topa Tribal School. Dr. Trottier will visit with his legal representation. Dr.

Trottier briefed the board on teacher negotiations.

Mr. Alex left the meeting at 6:39 p.m.

Mr. Yankton moved to adjourn. Mr. Dauphinais seconded. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Business Manager

Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL BOARD

April 18, 2006

A special meeting of the Fort Totten School Board was held Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 4 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Spirit Lake Resort at St. Michael.

Present were Erich Longie, Derrick Dauphinais and Lorraine McKay. Absent were Doug Yankton and Michael Alex. Also present were Stephanie Anderson, John Laducer and Wayne Trottier Jr.

Board president Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.

The board wants a letter from Dale Patrick stating why there is a 10% cut in next year’s budget. The board also wants a site visit report from Dale Patrick.

Mr. Yankton entered the meeting at 4:45 p.m.

Mr. Dauphinais wants a report on the history of the 21st Century program, such as when it started, where it started, and the budget for each year. He wants meeting reports from David Massey and Dale Patrick’s site visit.

Ms. McKay moved to advertise the recommended teacher positions. Mr. Dauphinais seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

The board would like to have a short meeting on April 25, 2006 at 12 noon concerning the superintendent’s evaluation.

Mr. Yankton moved to have Dr. Trottier evaluate the business manager. Ms. McKay seconded. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

The Board wants a Policy Review Committee which will consist of five to seven people. This group will consist of the superintendent, the principal, family involvement coordinator, parents, and staff.

Ms. McKay moved to adjourn. Mr. Yankton seconded.

With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 5:55 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Business Manager

Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

OBERON SCHOOL BOARD

April 10, 2006

A regular meeting of the Oberon School Board was held on April 10, 2006. Present were Yvonne Thumb, Paula Deckert, Patricia Anderson, Karen Peterson, Greg Thomas, Principal Kenneth Ploium and Business Manager Linda Winning.

A motion was made by Karen Peterson, seconded by Greg Thomas, to approve the minutes of the March 20 meeting as read. The motion carried unanimously.

The following bills were approved for payment on motion by Patricia Anderson, seconded by Greg Thomas. The motion carried unanimously.

Linda Martin $104.00

Linda Winning 136.99

Linda Winning 50.79

Linda Winning 133.03

Blue Cross Blue Shield 3,475.80

ND Telephone Co. 98.58

Mary Ellen Rue 235.49

Lester Ellingson 18.47

Connie Soderholm 78.50

Nathan’s 37.39

Paula Deckert 73.88

McDonald’s 98.88

Farmers Union Oil Co. 2,091.73

Cathy Allmaras 218.18

ITD 69.90

Lakeshore Learning 45.97

Scholastic 363.10

Classroom Direct 12.08

Klemetsrud Plumbing 158.28

Jones Brothers Auto 299.60

NDEA 248.17

Center Coal 806.27

Jeff’s Electric 124.23

Cambium Learning 55.00

Bison Auto & Farm Repair 165.38

Schwan Wholesale 50.75

ECCEC 9,229.50

Benson Co. Farmers Press 293.41

Mary Ann Broe 108.40

Troll Carnival 68.50

A one-year Certificate of Indebtedness has been issued to the school.

A motion was made by Paula Deckert, seconded by Patricia Anderson, to hold the school district’s long-range planning meeting April 27, 2006 at 7 p.m.

An interview was conducted for the

principal/teacher position and an offer was made to Mr. Charles Anderson of New Rockford.

The last day of the 2005-06 school year will be May 18, 2006. The 2006-07 school calendar was reviewed and approved.

Discussion was held on what classes/grades each teacher might teach for 2006-07. An elementary teacher opening will be posted with Job Service North Dakota.

School board elections will be held on June 13, 2006. A notice will be published in the county paper.

A kindergarten open house should be organized for May 9. Letters and fliers will be posted in markets and other public places.

The school received its 2005-06 Certificate of Accreditation from the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.

A motion to adjourn was made by Karen Peterson, seconded by Paula Deckert. The motion carried unanimously.

Linda Winning

Business Manager


PUBLIC NOTICE

Public notice is hereby given by the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Devils Lake Region, North Dakota (PEA).

Three letters were received commenting on the Draft PEA. Letters were received from: U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Dakota Regulatory Office, Bismarck, North Dakota, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Bismarck, North Dakota and the State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, North Dakota. Copies of the letters and FEMA’s response to comments are presented in the Final PEA.

Based upon the information contained in the Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Devils Lake Region, North Dakota as proposed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (May 2006), the potential impacts resulting from the typical recurring actions, and in accordance with FEMA’s regulations in 44 CFR Part 10 (Environmental Considerations) and Executive Orders 11988 (Floodplain Management), 11990 (Protection of Wetlands), and 12898 (Environmental Justice), FEMA has found that the Proposed Actions described in this PEA will have no significant long term adverse impact on the human environment. As a result of FEMAs Finding of No Significant Impact, an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will not be prepared and the Proposed Actions with the associated mitigation measures and stipulations as described in the Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment and meeting all conditions prescribed for that particular project type, may proceed. FEMA issued its Finding of No Significant Impacts (FONSI) and the Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Devils Lake Region on May 11, 2006. The FONSI is published in the Final PEA.

FEMA will use this PEA to determine the level of environmental analysis and documentation required under NEPA for any of the proposed alternatives in the four counties of the Devils Lake Region, once site-specific information on a selected alternative is provided. These alternatives represent classes of actions that may be implemented individually or in combination with one another during a Presidentially declared disaster and include:

1. No Action

This alternative involves maintaining the status quo without undertaking any action.

2. Incremental Road Grade Raise

This alternative typically involves the raising of an existing road grade within the footprint of a flooded roadway including the parallel drainage ditch.

3. Road Relocation

This alternative involves the relocation of a flooded segment of roadway to a new location that will not have the potential to be flooded in the future.

4. Alternate Route

This alternative involves abandoning the existing flooded roadway and the traffic patterns being re-routed onto an existing alternative route.

5. Home Acquisition

This alternative involves the acquisition of homes that are accessed by roads subject to flooding and are no longer accessible.

The environmental review of a proposed project(s) will require consultation and coordination with-at a minimum-the following Federal and State

agencies: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers; Natural Resources Conservation Service; North Dakota State Water Commission, Department of Wildlife, Department of Health and State Historical Society. Other agencies may be consulted as needed depending on the nature of the project If the alternatives, levels of analysis, and site-specific information of an action proposed for FEMA funding are fully and accurately described in the PEA, FEMA will prepare a memorandum documenting this determination. This memorandum would state that FEMA has reviewed the proposed action, alternatives, and potential direct, indirect and cumulative impacts and found them to be accurately described by the PEA and this FONSI. No further documentation would be required to comply with NEPA. Because FEMA would be required to implement the mitigation measures contained in the PEA, the memorandum would summarize the mitigation measures to be undertaken for the action.

If the specific action is expected to (1) create impacts not described in the PEA; (2) create impacts greater in magnitude, extent, or duration than those described in the PEA; or (3) require mitigation measures to keep impacts below significant levels that are not described in the PEA; then a Supplemental Environmental Assess-ment (SEA) and corresponding FONSI may be prepared to address the specific action. The SEA would be tiered from this PEA, in accordance with 40 CFR Part 1508.28.1. Actions that are determined, during the preparation of the SEA, to require a more detailed or broader environmental review will be subject to the stand-alone EA process.

Interested persons may review the Final PEA at the following locations: Lake Region Public Library 423 7th Street NE, Devils Lake, ND; Spirit Lake Tribe, Fort Totten, ND; Minnewaukan Public Library, Minnewaukan, ND; Bismarck Public Library, 515 North 5th Street, Bismarck, ND.

Interested persons may request a copy of the Final 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]


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