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6/21/2006 – Public Notices



May 17, 2006

A regular meeting of the board of education of Leeds Public School District No. 6 was held on May 17, 2006 at 8 p.m. Present were Young, Larson, Silliman, Bracken, Supt. Braaten, Principals Gullickson and Braaten and Business Manager Benson. Absent was Mark Swanson.

Additions to the agenda: 5. d) Preliminary AYP; 6. g) Card from Rita Britsch; and 8) Tuition agreement.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as written.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the second reading of the Dispute Resolution Policy with additions.

The board reviewed the most recent football plan from the North Dakota High School Activities Association.

Melody Bracken entered the meeting.

Mr. Braaten presented a proposal on security cameras. It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the purchase of security cameras from Midwest Investigations & Security, Inc.

The board reviewed the preliminary Annual Adequate Yearly Progress Report.

The board read letters of resignation from Christa Schneider and Lindsay Kollin. It was moved, seconded and carried to accept the resignation of Christa Schneider. It was moved, seconded and carried to accept the resignation of Lindsay Kollin.

Letters of resignation from Michelle Baker and Laurie Galbraith were read.

The board read the report from the state fire marshal’s recent inspection.

A letter from the North Dakota Department of Insurance regarding the State Fire & Tornado Fund rate adjustment was reviewed.

A thank you card from Rita Britsch was read.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the financial reports for April 2006 and approve bills for payment.


American Welding Supplies $224.20

B & H Oil Co 2,440.47

Benson Co Farmers Press 156.16

Benson, Kathryn 22.50

Braaten, Joel 161.25

Brown, M. Jane 304.14

Cenex Credit Card 127.28

Chad’s Amoco 591.96

Dacotah Paper Co 64.04

Dakota Fire Extinguishers 293.70

Dakota Web Composers 120.00

Devils Lake C & F 215.60

Devils Lake Public Schools 1,500.00

Digital Office Centre 470.00

Dunlap, Deborah 317.58

Ecolab Pest Elimination 91.50

Fargo Glass & Paint Co 64.42

Farmers Union Oil Co 579.97

Frey Scientific 55.55

HA Thompson & Sons 486.00

Haydal, Mary Ann 2,251.00

Heisler, Maxine 440.00

Herman, Audrey 8.44

Home of Economy 6.47

ITD 141.61

JW Pepper & Son 161.20

LR Special Education 13,995.18

Larson Implement 8.64

Leapaldt, Gay 428.40

Leeds Hot Lunch 972.00

Mac’s, Inc 21.14

McGraw-Hill Companies 206.90

Moser, Sheila 50.00

National Geographic

Society 15.90

ND Telephone Co 385.05

OfficeMax 68.98

Oriental Trading Co 118.55

Otter Tail Power Co 4,097.32

Paulson Supply 27.25

Popplers Music 78.95

Postmaster 346.00

Praxair Distribution 16.43

Ramkota Hotel 258.00

Reliance Telephone

Systems 120.00

Rock Lake Public School 46.00

Schneider, Christa 30.78

Sharbono Repair 52.47

Supreme School Supply Co 27.71

Taube Museum of Art 24.37

Towner Co Record Herald 25.00

Tracy’s Market 304.17

US Postmaster-Leeds 124.95

Verizon Wireless 23.65

Settle Inn 49.90

Wal-Mart Community 168.86

Herman, Daniel 95.00

City of Leeds 607.50

Jacobson, Lucia 225.00

Fort Totten Historic Site 8.00

International Peace Garden 40.00

Mr. Gullickson presented the high school principal’s report: Laura Hausmann placed fourth in radio broadcasting at the state speech meet; instrumental and vocal students did well at the state music contest; the NHS inducted new members and elected officers; FFA elected new officers; information on dual credit courses and online credits was reviewed with the juniors; and the meth presentation for students was well received.

Mrs. Braaten presented the elementary principal’s

report: field trip to the International Peace Garden; kindergarten visitation Friday, May 12; and awards day Friday, May 19. The elementary staff has reviewed several new science series, kits and materials, and has selected the McGraw-Hill series.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the tuition agreement for Dalton Bonn to attend school in Devils Lake.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the tuition agreement for Katrina Lybeck to attend school in Devils Lake.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve Mrs. Risovi’s request to transfer from fifth grade to second grade teacher.

The board reviewed the inspection report from the Lake Region District Health Unit.

The North Dakota School Boards Association dues for 2006/2007 will be $1,704.27.

The board reviewed a proposal from Lake Region Asphalt, Inc. to repair and patch the parking lot areas. It was moved, seconded and carried to accept the bid for the parking lot repair from Lake Region Asphalt, Inc.

The board reviewed the Technology Learning Cooperative letter of intent to participate for 2006/2007.

The Leeds All-School Reunion committee provided an update on the planning and events for this year’s celebration. It was suggested to plant flowers at the school and possibly have a float in the parade.

The board reviewed the athletic banquet account.

The funds turned over from the Lions Boosters in

2002 have been spent and the money collected at each banquet does not cover expenses. Options were discussed.

NESC has informed member schools that new IVN equipment upgrades will be required. The monitor in room 103 needs to be replaced.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the

2006 Medhus Scholarship awards in the amount of $1,500.

The board reviewed the preliminary budget for 2006/2007.

Mr. Braaten presented the superintendent’s

report: annual bus maintenance will be done at Harlow’s Bus Service in Rolette; repairs required at the house; update on highly qualified teachers requirement; uniforms for boys’ and girls’

basketball have been ordered; direct deposit of payroll; and G&R Controls analysis of operational systems.

Next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 13,

2006 at 7 p.m. following the elections.

Meeting adjourned.

Kathryn L. Benson

Business Manager

Linda Young


(Publish June 21, 2006)



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)



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)



June 13, 2006

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held June 13, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. at the Minnewaukan Senior Citizens Community Center.

Present were Mayor Curtis Yri and council members Richard Peterson, Mark Motis, Claudette Carlson and Cyndy Lund. Also present were city auditor Laura Weed, city maintenance man Verdeen Backstrom, librarian Cathy Burkhardsmeier, Steve Huffman, Mark Zillmer and Allan and Cathy Nord.

Peterson moved that the minutes of the May 9 meeting be approved. Lund seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Motis and seconded by Peterson to allow West Bay Resort to keep its sign on city property north of Randy’s Bait Shop.

Roll call vote: Motis-yes, Peterson-yes, Carlson-yes, Lund-abstained. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Lund and seconded by Motis to appoint Lori O’Connell as the Northern Plains RC&D representative for Minnewaukan. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Motis and seconded by Peterson to include a time limitation for payments on land purchases in the city’s purchase agreement. The motion carried unanimously. Other changes were discussed and a final revision will be presented at the July meeting.

A motion was made by Motis to charge $25 per calendar year for temporary parking permits. Lund seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

The council reviewed the ordinance confirming that no vaulted septic systems are allowed in the city.

The council discussed electrical work within the city.

A motion was made by Peterson that Carlson be authorized to sign checks in the absence of the mayor. Motis seconded. Roll call vote: Motis-yes, Peterson-yes, Carlson-abstained, Lund-yes. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Carlson to designate the FSA-Bank Building as the official storm shelter for the city. The person(s) responsible for opening the building will be the council member who has the building portfolio. Cathy Nord and Steve Huffman will also be responsible for opening the building in case of an emergency.

Seconded by Peterson. Roll call vote: Motis-yes, Peterson-yes, Carlson-yes, Lund-abstained. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Lund to declare an emergency disaster for the City of Minnewaukan. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.



WHEREAS, the city of Minnewaukan, North Dakota has suffered damage to its streets as a result of hydrostatic pressure from nearby Devils Lake, and, WHEREAS, the resulting high water table has been infiltrated by the saline waters of the lake, resulting in corrosive action on that portion of the city’s sewer system constructed of concrete, and, WHEREAS, the additional water infiltrating the sewer system is placing undue strain on the pumps in the city’s main sewer lift station, and, WHEREAS, hydrostatic pressure of the lake has undermined the base upon which the asphalt streets were laid, resulting in extensive damage to the asphalt surface, which cannot be repaired properly without repairing the base, and, WHEREAS, the impact of these damages threaten the health, well-being and public safety of the citizens of the city of Minnewaukan, and, WHEREAS, the cost of replacement of the lift station pumps and repair of the streets is beyond the resources of the city to handle, NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the city council of the city of Minnewaukan, North Dakota, declares an emergency and requests county, state and federal agencies to follow suit in attempting to alleviate the problems caused by the lake’s subterranean invasion of the city, as well as its threat to come into the city across the surface of the land.

DATED at Minnewaukan, North Dakota, this 13th day of June, 2006 /s/ Curtis A. Yri Mayor City of Minnewaukan A motion was made by Peterson to transfer $1,000 from the FSA-Bank Building Fund into the Library Fund as the city’s contribution to the fund drive. Motis seconded. Roll call vote: Motis-yes, Peterson-yes, Carlson-yes, Lund-abstained. The motion carried.

The RV ordinance was discussed. It was discovered that in 2000 a first reading of the ordinance was held but a second reading was not. The council will hold a first reading on June 28, 2006.

The organizational meeting will be held June 28,

2006 at 5:30 p.m. at the senior center. This meeting will consist of the newly elected council members.

A discussion was held regarding lighting Main Street west.

The council discussed correspon-dence regarding proposed ownership of Highway 281 outside the city limits.

A motion was made by Peterson and seconded by Carlson to renew Huffman’s FSA-Bank Building janitorial contract for the period of one year.

There will be no changes in the contract amount.

Roll call vote: Motis-yes, Peterson-yes, Carlson-yes, Lund-abstained. The motion carried.

The council approved payments for approximately $1,100.00 for construct-ing the bell tower. This amount will be posted against the building and grounds line item under the General Fund.

The city approved use of an official complaint form. The complaint form will need to be signed and dated before it is put on the agenda. This will prevent the council from being asked to act upon an issue that is hearsay or gossip. This will be presented at the July meeting.

Trimming trees and shrubs was discussed.

A motion was made by Motis to pay all bills. Lund seconded. The motion carried unanimously.


Ameripride $58.95

Clifton, P. 255.00

Huffman, S. 699.50

Otter Tail Power Co. 569.37

Staloch, A. 450.00


Waste Management $3,018.75


Clifton, P. $100.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 1,469.56

Farmers Union Oil Co. 465.12

Frith & Steffan 125.00

ND Telephone Co. 101.49

Oddens’ 24.26

One Call 5.85

Otter Tail Power Co. 140.57

Quill 87.98

Reico Cleaning 395.00

Transcript Publishing 200.00

Postmaster 38.00

Yri, C. 125.00

Payroll 1,400.87


Baker & Taylor $70.00

Creative Impressions 96.60

Payroll 687.10


Lake Ready Mix $4,160.00

NAPA 142.39

ND Public Health 12.00

Oddens’ 308.24

Otter Tail Power Co. 558.36

Sa-So Catalog 29.85

TSC 12.54

Payroll 502.58


Alltel Cellular $112.47

C&A Mowing 50.00

Farmers Union Oil Co. 1,203.50

HE Everson Co. 18.58

Jemco 3,055.13

ND Telephone Co. 85.47

Northern Plains Electric 210.73

Oddens’ Grocery 31.61

Otter Tail Power Co. 296.05

RiTec 99.50

Tonka Equipment 85.28

Payroll 2,482.28

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Laura J. Weed

City Auditor

Curtis A. Yri


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