6/14/2006 – Public Notices


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

LEEDS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT LEEDS, NORTH DAKOTA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Leeds Municipal Airport Authority, Leeds, North Dakota, will accept bids on the 22nd day of June 2006 at the hour of 1:30 PM, CDT, at the office of Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson, Inc., 128 Soo Line Drive, Bismarck, North Dakota for the purpose of furnishing of materials, labor, equipment and skill required for the purpose of bituminous pavement overlay, and incidental items in and for the Leeds Municipal Airport, as is more fully described and set forth in the plans and specifications therefore, which will be on file in the office of the City Auditor.

Bids will be received on the following

approximate quantities and types of work:

Hot Bituminous Pavement, CL.27, Surface Course, Ordinary Compaction, 1490 Ton; Hot Bituminous Pavement, CL.27, Leveling Course, Blade Laid, 680 Ton; Hot Bituminous Pavement, CL.27, for Large Crack Repair, 75 Ton; Asphalt Cement, PG 58-28,

146 Ton; Large Crack Repair, 2800 L.F.; Bituminous Tack Coat, Emulsified Asphalt, 1700 Gal.; Runway & Taxiway Painting, 3761 S.F.; Airside Traffic Control, 1 L.S.; Mobilization, 1 L.S.

Copies of the plans and specifications and other bidding and contract documents may be obtained from Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Inc., 128 Soo Line Drive, Bismarck, North Dakota, 58501

(701-355-8400) with a deposit of $25.00 for each set of documents so obtained, which deposit will not be refunded.

All bids are to be submitted on the basis of cash payment for the work and materials, and each bid shall be accompanied by a separate envelope containing a bidder’s bond in a sum equal to five per cent (5%) of the full amount of the bid, executed by the bidder as principal and by a surety company authorized to do business in this state, conditioned that if the principal’s bid be accepted and the contract awarded to him, he, within fifteen (15) days after notice of award, will execute and effect a contract in accordance with the terms of his bid and a contractor’s bond as required by the laws of the State of North Dakota and the regulations and determinations of the Leeds Municipal Airport Authority.

All bidders must be licensed for the highest amount of their bids, as provided by Section

430705 of the North Dakota Century Code.

Contracts shall be awarded on the basis of the low bid submitted by a responsible and responsive bidder for the aggregate sum of base bid and/or alternates accepted by the Airport Authority. A single contract will be awarded for the work.

All bids shall be submitted on the required bid proposal form and contained in a sealed envelope, plainly marked showing that such envelope contains a bid for the above project. In addition, the bidder shall place upon the exterior of such envelope the following information:

1. The work covered by the bidder and project.

2. The name of the bidder.

3. Separate envelope containing bid bond and a copy of the Contractor’s North Dakota Contractors license or Renewal Certificate.

4. Note any addendums issued.

The work on said improvements shall be completed within 15 consecutive calendar days from start of work to completion. The 15 calendar days shall occur between July 24, 2006 and September 29, 2006.

The Airport Authority reserves the right to reject any and all bids to waive any informality in any bid, to hold all bids for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from the date of opening bids, and to accept the bid deemed most favorable to the interest of the Airport Authority.

Should the contractor fail to complete the work within the time required as set forth in the Advertisement for Bids or within such extra time as may have been granted by formal extensions of time approved by the Owner, there shall be deducted from any amount due him the sum of $200.00 per day as compensation to the Airport Authority and the sum of $300.00 per day as compensation to the Engineer for each day and every day that the completion of the work is delayed. The Contractor and his surety shall be liable for any excess. Such payment shall be as and for liquidated damages and not as a penalty.

All bidders are invited to be present at the public opening of the bids.

Dated this 25th day of May, 2006.

LEEDS MUNICIPAL

AIRPORT AUTHORITY

/s/ G.D. Larson

Chairperson

First Publication: May 31, 2006

Second Publication: June 07, 2006

Third Publication: June 14, 2006


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

May 16, 2006

The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 8:00 a.m.

Commissioners present were Barry Cox, Curtis Hvinden, Ed Ripplinger, Jason Lee and Dwain Brown. Others present were Gene Hager, Benson County Highway Department and Richard Peterson, Benson County Farmers Press. Chairman Ripplinger called the meeting to order.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Lee, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held on May 2, 2006. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Brown, to reappoint Barry Cox to serve on the Lake Region Child Support Enforcement Unit Board for a period of one year. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Cox, to reappoint Jason Lee to serve on the Northeast Nine Consolidation Committee for a period of one year. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Hvinden, to sell Lot 21, Block 11, Fillmore, ND. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A proposal was made to the board by Jim Bukowski to purchase part of Lot 8, Blk 4, Benson County Subdivision, Sec. 9, Twp. 151, Rge. 64, south of the roadway. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Lee, to not sell said property. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Lee, for the chairman to sign a Quit Claim Deed to Paul and Janice Kraft for Lot 7 of Sec. 31, Twp. 151, Rge. 66 and Lot 7 of Sec. 12, Twp. 151, Rge. 64.

All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed a letter from the ND DOT dated May 1, 2006, regarding the Federal Aid Program Sheets.

A memo from Brad Darr, ND DOT, dated May 15, 2006, was presented to the board regarding the abandonment of the old US Hwy. #281. The board telephoned Darr to discuss whether the city of Minnewaukan or the county should be responsible for maintaining the portion of roadway from the north edge of Minnewaukan south to the Minnewaukan boat ramp. It was concluded that perhaps the township should be responsible for maintaining the roadway. A response letter was sent to Mr. Darr explaining what portions of old US Hwy. #281 the county is interested in taking over.

Gene Hager discussed PW-947. He questioned the board if it was going to approve building the roadway to 22’ in width. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Lee, to accept the bid to build the roadway to 22’ in width. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed a Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Devils Lake Region.

The board also reviewed the minutes from the January 24, 2006 meeting of the Lake Region District Health Unit.

A notice from the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board was presented to the commissioners regarding a possible meeting with the Corps of Engineers on Tolna Coulee clean out issues, along with an e-mail from Michael Connor dated May 15, 2006 setting forth the proposed time and date for the meeting.

The board reviewed the memo and minutes from the April 12, 2006 meeting of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board.

Norma Jean Neumiller, Benson County

Transportation, met with the board regarding Title III dollars. She discussed renting an office in the Maddock Business & Technology Center for the outreach worker.

Chairman Ripplinger signed an application for the matching recreation grant program with the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District. The board agreed to serve as sponsor for the grant at its May 2, 2006 meeting.

Ned J. Mitzel, Benson County Sheriff, met with the board and informed the commissioners of repairs needed on the sheriff’s 2000 Impala.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Cox, to declare an emergency in Benson County. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Ed Ripplinger

Chairman

(Publish June 14, 2006)


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

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

In the Matter of the Estate of Earl J. Stevens, 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 Lori A. Nelsen, PO Box 56, York, ND 58386, or filed with the court.

Dated this 7th day of June, 2006.

-s-Lori A. Nelsen

Lori A. Nelsen

Neil Thompson

Thompson & Thompson

409 4th Avenue NE – PO Box 696

Devils Lake, ND 58301

Attorneys for the Estate

First publication on the 14th day of June, 2006.

(Publish June 14, 21 & 28, 2006)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

April 3, 2006

The Leeds City Council met in regular session on April 3, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. at the Leeds City Hall. Present were Mayor Dennis Paulson and Aldermen Lloyd Himle, Loren Lunde and Calvin Schlieve. Also present was Steve Rohrer. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Dennis Paulson.

The second reading of the amendment to the ordinance regarding special occasions for 2 a.m.

bar closing listing the days designated as special occasions was read. Roll call vote: ayes

– Himle, Schlieve, and Paulson; nayes – Lunde. The amendment passed.

The sewer south of the Lutheran church was checked and has opened up so nothing will be done with it at this time.

The water break that occurred north of the tracks near Russell Anderson’s was taken care of but in the process it was found to have been cast iron pipe which will need to be replaced with AC pipe.

The auditor will check for grant money to replace the pipe.

The water plant needs shingles, vent terminals and siding. Bids for shingling and siding will be obtained by Himle.

The estimate from Service Master to clean the plant was $1,366.00. A motion was made by Lunde, seconded by Himle, to hire Service Master to clean the plant. The motion carried.

Streets were discussed and State’s Attorney Wang will be contacted regarding whether or not the entrance roads into Leeds have been transferred to Leeds Township.

The culvert out by the NPEC building needs replacing. Whoever does it has to pay for the dirt work.

Steve Rohrer visited with the council regarding his campaign for Benson County Sheriff.

Attorney Hartl updated the council on his discussion with Tom Sabo. He recommends that the city does not consider paying for Tom’s water problem and has no legal obligation to do so.

Jady Stuberg will be hired for part-time summer help at the rate of $10. Dennis Paulson will speak with him regarding this.

The minutes were read and approved with a change of $532.58 to the Emergency Fund rather than the Highway Fund for fuel for snow removal from B & H Oil.

A motion was made by Schlieve, seconded by Himle, to pay the bills. The motion carried. Bills approved for payment are as follows:

Salaries $4,785.89

William Hartl 400.22

Leeds EDC 825.00

ND Telephone Co 54.60

Cellular One 26.78

Otter Tail Power Co 1,469.99

Postmaster 78.00

UCB 572.60

Leeds Airport Authority 3,425.68

Benson Co Farmers Press 314.03

Hoiberg’s 160.58

Benson Co Tax Equalization 932.00

Doubleday Large 52.84

NorthStar 150.00

Postmaster 7.80

Diane Hoffman 119.43

B & H Oil 456.60

Scott Construction 225.00

NPEC 722.97

ND Health Lab 192.00

Moller’s, Inc 419.82

Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00

Lee’s Trucking 135.00

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Tammy Urness

City Auditor

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

May 1, 2006

The Leeds City Council met in regular session on May 1, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. at the Leeds City Hall.

Present were Mayor Dennis Paulson and Aldermen Calvin Schlieve, Loren Lunde and Lloyd Himle.

Also present was Sheena Schmeets, city water and maintenance supervisor.

A motion was made by Lunde, seconded by Himle, to issue a raffle permit to the Leeds Church WELCA. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Schlieve, seconded by Lunde, to issue a raffle permit to the Dozen Homemakers. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Schlieve, seconded by Lunde, to give 15% of revenue sharing to the Leeds Park Board. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Lunde, seconded by Himle, to grant a special beer and liquor license to KJ’s, Inc. for two occasions (June 3 and 10). The motion carried.

A motion was made by Schlieve, seconded by Lunde, to designate the Benson County Farmers Press as the city’s official newspaper. The motion carried.

Streets were discussed, along with proposals for repairs. Duane Anderson and Curt Broden had some problem areas in front of their driveways which will be taken care of as soon as the frost upheaval has abated. The city will be getting some gravel and reject gravel from Ritterman’s Trucking for this season.

The contract with Alltel will be cancelled for the city cell phone as Schmeets already has one and prefers to use her own.

A motion was made by Himle, seconded by Lunde, to sell an adjoining lot to the property of Mike O’Brien to Mike and Kathy O’Brien for the sum of $25. The motion carried.

Discussion was held regarding the dump ground.

Dump ground hours are Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 noon to 4 p.m. A motion was made by Himle to raise the pay for dump ground superintendent to $10 per hour. The motion carried.

The city will be holding cleanup week prior to graduation and the all-school reunion.

Mapping for the ND DOT was reviewed and discussed. It was decided that the maps provided by the ND DOT were accurate and needed no changes.

Kaye Nelsen joined the meeting to update the council on the all-school reunion. Flags for 30 poles have been ordered. A motion was made by Schlieve, seconded by Lunde, for the city to pay $200 to help defray the cost. The motion carried.

A tent has been rented. They will be hiring someone to clean up each evening in the streets and business areas. A dumpster located behind the fire hall will be available from Rugby Sanitation for the weekend of the reunion. Mosquito spraying will be done and the expense of police personnel to patrol the street dances will be shared by the City of Leeds as is done for Leeds Day.

Millie Morkert, Bonnie Gray, Shirley and Allan Young, Duane Anderson, Lowell and Theresa Haagenson, Jim and Susan Braun, Bonnie Tuttle, Orville and Karen Tostenson, Lee Larson, Luella Follman and Pearl Medhus joined the meeting with a petition signed by 63 residents of Leeds regarding their wishes for a cleaner city.

Discussion was held regarding ordinances covering this issue and how to enforce them. A request was made for ideas for a solution to this problem. It was decided the city would hold a town hall meeting regarding the issue at a time when the city attorney could be in attendance to answer questions and hear proposed ideas. The meeting will be on Wednesday, May 10 at the Leeds Community Center.

Minutes of the April regular meeting were read and approved.

A motion was made by Himle, seconded by Lunde, to pay the city bills. The motion carried. Bills approved for payment are as follows:

Salaries $1,991.90

Leeds EDC 825.00

ND Telephone Co 60.93

Alltel 26.82

Otter Tail Power Co 1,507.41

B & H Oil 114.92

Postmaster 78.00

UCB 900.56

Leeds Airport Authority 393.04

UCB 17,868.00

State Tax Commissioner 106.68

Job Service ND 115.17

Doubleday Books 84.40

Jim Braun 200.00

Lloyd Himle 3.90

Leeds Park Board 533.31

Leeds All-School Reunion 200.00

Matthew Bender 46.31

L & H Plumbing 285.41

NPEC 571.49

Benson Co Farmers Press 165.31

ND Public Health 12.00

Ritterman Trucking 7,295.00

Dinn Brothers 43.48

Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00

Larson Implement 18.59

Dakota Web Composers 60.00

Chad’s Amoco 168.30

Postmaster 78.00

Jady Stuberg 118.79

Sheena Schmeets 77.00

NDSU Extension 70.00

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Tammy Urness

City Auditor

(Publish June 14, 2006)


SECTION 101

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received for Lift Station Improvements in Maddock, North Dakota. Bids will be received by the City Auditor, Jean Mosser, at the office of the Auditor until 5:00 p.m. Local Time on July 10th, 2006 and then at said office all bids properly submitted will be publicly opened and read aloud.

The bidding and contract documents may be obtained from Interstate Engineering, Inc., PO Box 2035, Jamestown, North Dakota 58402-2035, with payment of $35.00 for each set of documents, which is not refundable. The bidding and contract documents may also be examined at the office of the City Auditor.

The project will consist of the following approximate quantities:

New submersible lift station pumps, new control panel, new gate valves, new check valves, and other work necessary therefore and incidental thereto.

Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the President’s Executive Order No.’s 11246, as amended, 11458, 11518 and 11625. The requirements for Bidders and Contractors under these orders are explained in the specifications.

Each bid will be submitted on the basis of a cash payment for work. It will be enclosed in a sealed envelope addressed to the above mentioned Auditor, PO Box 276, Maddock, North Dakota 58348 and shall be designated that the bid is for "Lift Station Improvements." The bid shall be accompanied by a Bidder’s Bond in a separate envelope in the amount of five percent (5%) of the full amount of the bid, executed by the Bidder as Principal and by a Surety Company authorized to do business in North Dakota. If the Principal’s bid is accepted by the OWNER and the contract awarded, the principal, within ten (10) days after the Notice of Award, will be required to execute and effect a contract in accordance with the terms of the principal’s bid and any requirements and conditions of the OWNER.

A Contractor’s Bond, as required by Chapter

48-02-06.2 of the North Dakota Century Code, shall be included with the executed Contract Documents. The Bid Security shall be as required in Section 48-01.1-05 of the North Dakota Century Code.

All bidders must be licensed for the highest amount of their bids, as required by Section

43-07-05 of the North Dakota Century Code and a copy of the license or certificate of renewal thereof issued shall be enclosed in the required bid bond envelope.

No bid will be read or considered which does not fully comply with the above provisions as to Bond and Licenses, and any deficient bid submitted will be resealed and returned to the Bidder immediately.

Attention is called to the fact that the Contractor is required to conform to the Davis Bacon Act and pay not less than the minimum salaries and wages as set forth in the Contract Documents. The work shall be subject to the Equal Employment Opportunity requirements established by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The OWNER retains the right to reject any or all of the bids submitted and to waive any informality in any bid and to hold all bids for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days from said date of opening and to hold the three low bids and bid securities for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from said date of bid opening.

The work on the improvements is to commence upon a date to be specified by the OWNER, notice of which will be given to the successful bidder ten

(10) days in advance of the start of

construction. The Contractor will be required to commence construction, and in an approved sequence, complete all phases of the construction by October 15, 2006.

By order of the City Council

Maddock, North Dakota

Jean Mosser, Auditor

Dated this 5th day of June, 2006.

(Publish June 14, 21 and 28, 2006)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

OBERON SCHOOL BOARD

May 8, 2006

A regular meeting of the Oberon School Board was held on May 8, 2006. Present were board members Yvonne Thumb, Paula Deckert, Patricia Anderson, Greg Thomas, Principal Kenneth Ploium and Business Manager Linda Winning. Karen Peterson was absent.

A motion was made by Paula Deckert, seconded by Patricia Anderson, to approve the minutes of the April 10 meeting as read. The motion carried unanimously.

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

McGraw Hill $1,048.01

Karen’s Place 130.00

Lonetree Spec Ed 7,732.82

Greg Thomas 184.70

Cindy Jelle-Ray 48.48

Connie Soderholm 235.49

Mary Ellen Rue 78.50

Marvin Helland 336.00

Paula Deckert 36.94

Scholastic 81.65

Blue Cross Blue Shield 3,475.80

ND Telephone Co 99.91

Cindy Knowlen 157.00

Cathy Allmaras 33.25

Mary Ellen Rue 274.74

ITD 34.95

The Cottage 37.50

Office Systems 726.96

City of Oberon 153.51

NDEA 242.55

GBC 139.60

Brother International 57.48

Farmers Union Oil Co 1,158.29

Office Depot 19.90

Hoiberg’s 88.86

Lakeshore Learning 39.98

Linda Martin 110.00

School Specialty 71.47

ETA Cuisenaire 39.49

Reliable Office Supplies 66.18

Clayman Enterprises 13.45

US Foodservice 69.69

The Oberon School District long-range planning meeting was held on April 27, 2006. No significant issues were raised.

Janice Hager has agreed to assist with the school board election on June 13, since Linda Winning will not be available due to a commitment arranged before accepting the business manager position. Discussion was held in regard to having the school board elections at an earlier date in future years to ensure Linda’s availability.

Joining the School Board Association was tabled.

A motion was made by Greg Thomas, seconded by Patricia Anderson, to approve paying the Blue Cross Blue Shield health care premiums for Mr.

Ploium through August, in lieu of his sick leave payout. The motion carried. The anniversary date of the policy is October 1.

Interviewing teachers will be postponed until Mr.

Anderson is available to participate.

The next meeting will be June 5 at 6:00 p.m.

The last day of school will be May 17, since Oberon was forgiven a day for having a 6-hour school day.

A motion to adjourn was made by Patricia Anderson, seconded by Paula Deckert. The motion carried unanimously.

Linda Winning

Business Manager


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD

April 11, 2006

The Warwick School Board met Tuesday evening, April 11, 2006 in the School Library. Present were McKelvey, Thiele, Christofferson, Gravdahl and Elfman. Others present were Mr. Jacobson, Mr.

Riedinger, Kelly Lund, Amy Olson, Rebecca Westman, Melissa Erickson, Jodi Wellman, Jan Loe, Kathy Magnan, Steve Michels, Lynn Green, Carrie and Aaron Green, Barbara Eversvik, Beth Neuman, Sandra Barber, Shelly Armstrong, Bernadette Brown and Connie Baker.

Christofferson moved and Elfman seconded a motion to approve the minutes with one correction. The motion carried.

Elfman moved and Christofferson seconded a motion to pay the following bills. The motion carried. Bills approved are as follows:

Sheyenne Public School $10.00

Georgia Dubois 1,000.00

Kevin Bennefeld 30.00

Central Cass School 45.00

Ft. Totten School General 100.00

Maari Hanson 19.50

Shirley Lindstrom 30.00

Minnewaukan Public School 80.00

New Rockford Public School 85.00

Ellen Salisbury 30.00

Sandy Swenson 15.00

Mary Jelinek 136.50

Monica Christofferson 50.00

VRC/NDRA 270.00

Alan Gleason Construction 1,071.00

Altru Clinic-Lake Region 65.00

Ameripride 507.43 Barton’s Bus Sales 122.40

Cory Christofferson 171.25

Cole Papers 448.30

Connecting Point 303.00

Dakota Westmoreland 396.00

Devils Lake Daily Journal 49.50

Farmers Union Oil 119.34

Linda Ferguson 196.88

Gerrells & Company 211.50

Hewlett-Packard Company 4,300.00

Jamestown Public Schools 1,209.93

Janna Jensen 25.00

Kmart 21.31

Karol Kapelle 56.25

Justin Klein 105.00

Leevers County Market 73.51

Liberty Business Systems 243.14

Maynard Loibl 398.45

Mackin Library Media 125.44

MCI 212.74

McVille Hardware & Lumber 138.63

Menards 69.60

Lorraine Michels 67.50

Mid-American Research

Chemical 322.00

Ohnstad Electric 765.31

Amy Olson 45.00

Photos & Flowers by Lisa 30.00

Reliable Office Supply 84.70

School Specialty, Inc. 436.56

Schwan Wholesale 539.37

Simplexgrinnell 877.93

Success for All Foundation 1,550.00

US Bank 1,650.00

Wally’s Supermarket 9.98

Warwick City 330.00

Warwick School General

Account 453.60

Warwick Oil 2,426.12

Bernadette Brown and Connie Baker, LIEB representatives, met with the board about student recognition and a prom update.

Thiele moved and Christofferson seconded a motion to approve the 2006-2007 school calendar. The motion carried.

Gravdahl moved and Thiele seconded a motion to set the school board election for June 13. The motion carried. Gravdahl’s position is open and May 11 at 4 p.m is the deadline for filing for candidacy.

The board instructed Mr. Jacobson to advertise for a half-time superintendent.

Thiele moved and Elfman seconded a motion to accept Denise Landman’s resignation and to advertise her position. Roll call vote: Gravdahl

– yes, Elfman – yes, Christofferson – yes, Thiele – yes, McKelvey – yes.

Christofferson moved and Gravdahl seconded a motion to accept Mr. Riedinger’s resignation as high school principal and to advertise his position. Roll call vote: Christofferson – yes, Elfman – yes, Gravdahl – yes, Thiele – yes, McKelvey – yes.

Connie Baker presented a request for a donation to the powwow that was being held at the Four Winds School. Christofferson moved and Gravdahl seconded a motion to give a $1,000 donation. The motion carried.

Beatrice Green presented a concern she had with her daughter. The administration is to review the policy and address the issue.

The next meeting will be May 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Thiele moved and Elfman seconded a motion to adjourn to executive session for negotiations.

Carol Walford

Business Manager

Johnnie McKelvey

President


MINUTES OF MEETING

ESMOND CITY COUNCIL

June 5, 2006

A regular meting of the Esmond City Council was held June 5, 2006 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman, council members DeLores Solway and Lance Alexander and City Auditor Misti Arnold. Absent were Eris Hoffner and Walter Norman. Scott Mayer was also present.

A motion was made by DeLores Solway and seconded by Lance Alexander to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of May 2, 2006. The motion carried unanimously.

Scott Mayer of the Young Men’s Club, requested permission to hold its annual demolition derby and street dance on July 8, 2006. He also asked permission to pull up extra dirt around the derby pit. Mayor Estagen Zimmerman suggested using dirt from the west end of the dump ground and that he would like for them to not drive the steel posts for the dance into the pavement. The men’s club is also to give $100 to the city for street cleanup. Lance Alexander made a motion for the Young Men’s Club to hold its annual derby and street dance, seconded by DeLores Solway. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by DeLores Solway, seconded by Lance Alexander, to pay all approved bills. The motion carried unanimously. Bills for April are as follows:

Terry Schwab $404.43

Misti Arnold 554.10

Sylvester Hoffner 13.86

Donald Vetsch 850.00

Waste Management 1,246.91

ND Telephone Co. 54.58

Otter Tail Power Co. 430.78

Harvey Tire Center 289.61

Benson Co. Farmers Press 129.89

ND Public Health Laboratory 12.00

Misti Arnold 30.84

Ron Lauinger 50.00

June Olson 50.00

Henry Streifel contacted the mayor about roping off the street in front of his building to have his auction on July 7 and 8. The board members all agreed but commented that there will be a parade on July 8. Mayor Zimmerman will contact Henry to see if he will be done by the time the parade starts and he will find out the parade route.

Mauvey Roerick of the Esmond Bar contacted the mayor and asked permission to extend the bar hours to 2 a.m. on July 6, 7 and 8, 2006 and to have a beer garden at the street dance on July 8.

The mayor commented that the beer garden needs to be roped off separately and marked with signs "No Minors Allowed" and that a beer garden license needs to be purchased from the city. Lance Alexander made a motion for the Esmond Bar to extend its hours for the three nights and to have the beer garden, seconded by DeLores Solway. The motion carried unanimously.

Mayor Estagen Zimmerman reported to council members that he had all the materials for fixing up the jailhouse but needed to purchase the Plexiglas for the windows. DeLores Solway made a motion for Estagen to purchase the Plexiglas for the jailhouse, seconded by Lance Alexander. The motion carried unanimously.

City Auditor Misti Arnold asked board members when she should pay Ron Lauinger and June Olson for the meetings that they had attended before resigning from the board. A decision was made to pay in June with the regular bills. DeLores Solway made a motion to pay Ron and June with the regular bills, seconded by Lance Alexander. The motion carried unanimously.

DeLores Solway commented on yards in town that are not being kept up. Discussion was made by board members and the decision was that a letter will be sent out to inform landowners to clean up their areas and if action is not taken the city will have it cleaned up and then will bill it to their taxes.

Monday, June 19 newly elected officials will sign oaths and a reorganizational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall.

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, July 10, 2006 at 7 p.m.

A motion was made by DeLores Solway seconded by Lance Alexander to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

Misti Arnold

City Auditor


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