6/28/2006 – Public Notices


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)


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)


AGENDA

OBERON CITY COUNCIL

Oberon Community Center

Monday, July 3, 2006 – 8 p.m.

I. Call to order

II. Quorum determined

III. Reading of the minutes

IV. Reports

V. Communications

VI. Unfinished business

VII. New business

VIII. Adjournment

(Publish June 28, 2006)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL

May 1, 2006

A regular meeting of the Maddock City Council was held on May 1, 2006 at 7 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.

Mark Finley made a motion to approve the minutes of the April meeting. Wayne Knatterud seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Bills were audited. Rodney Maddock made a motion to approve and pay the bills. Mark Finley seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Employees’ Wages $11,846.38

Ramsey National Bank 1,168.62

State Tax Commissioner 80.00

Northern Plains Electric 17,639.09

Blue Cross Blue Shield 1,920.94

Hawkins Chemical, Inc 20.00

Maddock EDC 250.00

Maddock EDC 225.00

Benson Co Farmers Press 108.58

ND Health Lab 12.00

Maddock Mini Mart 383.45

Gus’s Auto Parts, Inc 120.28

Frank Mosser 126.50

Clute Office Equipment, Inc 17.90

Peterson Law Offices, PC 48.00

Surplus Property of ND 53.50

Summers Mfg Co, Inc 160.58

Tyndale House Pub., Inc 16.75

System Control Services 610.00

Waste Management of ND,

Inc 3,650.00

Western Area Power Adm 4,150.04

ND Telephone Co 1,048.92

Ramsey National Bank 1,023.44

State Tax Commissioner 75.00

US Post Office 222.00

US Post Office 12.00

Maddock Fire Protection

District 45,000.00

Ramsey National Bank 1,305.28

State Tax Commissioner 91.00

Auditor Mosser asked about the use of the Advertising Fund to help defray costs of a second sign south of the city. Mark Finley made a motion to allow this expenditure. Wayne Knatterud seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The Request of Use of Premises form was reviewed and is okay to put into use.

A letter from the State Highway Department in Bismarck concerning the obstruction on the corner of Third and Eastern was presented. Auditor Mosser had called Bismarck and no action will be taken.

Steve Rohrer, candidate for Benson County Sheriff, was present and visited with the council on various ideas if he is elected.

Greg and Brian Maddock and Rachelle Williams were present on behalf of the Benson County Rodeo Association. They requested a liquor license for the night of June 3 to serve a wedding dance at the Maddock Community Center. Wayne Knatterud made a motion to approve this as long as they have the proper state license. Rodney Maddock seconded the motion.

Lin Price had asked about monetary support for the Boy Scout troop that is in its infancy to purchase materials needed for the troop. Wayne Knatterud made a motion to donate. The motion died due to lack of a second.

Discussion was held on a banner for the Multi-Purpose Building, welcoming the 4-H to Maddock. Various people are to get banner prices and bring them to the next meeting.

The next meeting will be June 5, 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


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL

May 31, 2006

After due call and notice, a special meeting of the Maddock City Council was held on May 31, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. to consider the three applicants for pool manager. One of the applicants had secured a summer job so two applicants remain. Members present to answer roll call were Mayor Kevin Winson, Alderwoman Marilyn Allan and Aldermen Wayne Knatterud, Mark Finley and Rodney Maddock.

Doyle Schwanke of the Maddock Park Board was a guest.

Schwanke reported that three students have applied for full-time work. One can work weekdays and no weekends due to another job conflict. One applied and has no credentials at this point. He also reported the earliest the pool can open is June 17 due to conflicts the lifeguards have with camps, etc.

The two adult applicants were reviewed and show of hands gave the job to Faith Rehling. The wage will be $8 per hour with a limit of 35 hours per week. The board is to set up guidelines to be followed for the pool and guards.

There being no further business, on motion made and seconded the meeting adjourned.

Jean A. Mosser

City Auditor

Kevin Winson

Mayor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL

June 5, 2006

A regular meeting of the Maddock City Council was held on June 5, 2006 at 7 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.

Mark Finley made a motion to approve the minutes of the May 31, 2006 special meeting. Wayne Knatterud seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Bills were audited. Rodney Maddock made a motion to approve and pay the bills. Wayne Knatterud seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Border States Electric $276.80

Northern Plains Electric 15,045.30

Blue Cross Blue Shield 1,920.94

Maddock EDC 250.00

Maddock EDC 225.00

Benson Co Farmers Press 197.07

ND Department of Health 12.00

Maddock Mini Mart 443.30

Gus’s Auto Parts, Inc 146.75

Farmers Union Oil Co 441.31

Frank L. Mosser 88.50

Jean A. Mosser 8.64

Visa 190.40

ND One Call, Inc 1.17

Northern Water Works

Supply, Inc 1,613.53

Ag Resources 217.69

ND League of Cities 95.00

Alton’s Bulk Service 303.96

Harlow Seed 15.93

Surplus Properties of ND 82.50

HomeTown Grocery, LLC 9.92

Summers Mfg Co 2.40

Menards 192.58

Interstate Engineering, Inc 2,200.00

Expressway Inn 103.90

Junior Library Guild 143.40

Tyndale House Publishers,

Inc 27.29

System Control Services 91.02

Strata Corporation 65.60

The Bread Box 10.00

LexisNexis Matthew Bender 44.70

Benson Co Sheriff’s Dept 190.00

Van Diest Supply Co 1,434.00

Olympic Sales, Inc 720.85

Maddock Public Library 20.00

Schmaltz’s Greenhouse 2,943.80

Western Area Power Adm 3,233.41

Waste Management of ND,

Inc 3,650.00

ND Telephone Co 286.50

Farmers Union Ins Co 10,196.00

Ron Senger was present and there was a discussion on the number of animals he has on his property.

He reported he has 22. He called it a kennel and he was raising dogs to sell. There have been numerous complaints on the barking at all hours of the night and day. He is to build retaining walls on the south and east sides of the pens to help buffer the barking. No time limit was set to have these walls in place.

Frank Mosser has visited with Maddock

Construction and Foss Trenching about removing the concrete block house on 4th Street. Estimates are between $4,000 to $5,000 to remove the waste, and the city workers were to assist in hauling and filling the basement. Wayne Knatterud made a motion to proceed. Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. Motion carried. Mosser is to get a couple of bids on the shop/office roof. There is to be steel instead of asphalt shingles.

Mayor Kevin Winson presented a letter of resignation effective as of June 19, 2006 from Juanita Hill, part-time office person. Wayne Knatterud made a motion to accept the resignation. Mark Finley seconded the motion.

Motion carried. Rodney Maddock made a motion to advertise for a part-time employee. Mark Finley seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Maddock Park Board member Doyle Schwanke was present and received word that the pool manager that was hired had accepted another position. He was instructed to contact the other individual to see if she was interested in the position.

Marilyn Allan made a motion to contact Rebecca Hestdalen. Mark Finley seconded the motion.

Motion carried. Schwanke is to contact the lifeguards and the manager and have them go to work as soon as possible, getting the bathhouses ready for the season. Wayne Knatterud made a motion to pay the manager $8 an hour, not to exceed 40 hours a week, and funds are to come from the General Fund. Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Bruce Terpening was present and discussed the EDC and use of sales tax revenues. Rodney Maddock made a motion to transfer 50% of revenues received from city sales tax as of the June 30,

2006 tax period. Wayne Knatterud seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Two building permits were presented for complete window and siding jobs. They were for John Rasmussen and the Maddock Lutheran Parsonage.

Wayne Knatterud made a motion to approve the permits. Mark Finley seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The Double R Bar requested a liquor permit for a wedding dance on July 29 at the Maddock Community Center. Rodney Maddock made a motion to approve the permit. Wayne Knatterud seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Wayne Knatterud made a motion to approve a local gaming permit for the Active Women of Maddock.

Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. Motion carried. There was also a letter of request to use the gray shed for the fireworks display and sales. This was approved.

The final item of business was to review the packet of material on the lift station project.

Rodney Maddock made a motion to approve the plans and specs and authorize advertisement for bids on the project. Mark Finley seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The next regular meeting will be July 10, 2006 at

5 p.m. for bid opening on the lift station project.

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.

(Publish June 28, 2006)


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

June 5, 2006

The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, June 5, 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.

A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Lee, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of May 16, 2006. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Ned Mitzel, Benson County Sheriff, met with the board to review his mileage/activity report for May 2006.

A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Lee, to allow employees a paid day off on July 3, 2006 to coincide with the 4th of July holiday. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to transfer $70,000.00 from the Highway Tax Fund and $30,000.00 from the 5 Mill Fund to the Road & Bridge Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed a letter from the Eddy County Commissioners dated May 30, 2006, regarding the Tolna Coulee Cleanout Project. Chairman Ripplinger agreed to respond to the letter and explain the position of Benson County on the issue. The board agreed Benson County should not own land in Nelson County.

The board also reviewed an e-mail from Michael Connor dated May 31, 2006, along with a draft pre-agenda for the June 22, 2006 meeting of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board.

A letter from Richard Anderson, NDPC, dated May 18, 2006, regarding the 2006 CDBG Program District Statement Amendment was presented to the board.

The board studied an on-site survey report prepared by the NDIRF stating recommendations on how to minimize and eliminate identified hazards throughout the work places and roadways in Benson County. A copy of this report was provided to Gene Hager, county road superintendent for his input.

The board reviewed a memo from the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center dated May 18, 2006, along with a Joint Powers Agreement. A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Cox, to have the chairman sign the Joint Powers Agreement. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A letter from the ND DOT dated May 31, 2006 was presented to the board regarding Project SC-0320(052). A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Brown, to have the chairman sign the Construction and Maintenance Agreement for the project. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Scott Knoke, Benson County Extension Agent, met with the board and stated a temporary secretary has been hired for the Extension office to replace Rachel Maddock. The progress of the Multi-Purpose Building in Maddock was discussed.

Shelley Aabrekke, Benson County Public Health Nurse, met with the board to present her narrative report for May 2006.

Marilyn and Michelle Knutson met with the board regarding a Tribal Exclusion Order which had been issued by the Spirit Lake Tribe. James P. Wang, Benson County State’s Attorney, was present at this time and reviewed the information presented by the Knutsons. He explained the steps they could take to gain access to their fee land. He referred them to Jan Morley, US Attorney’s Office, for further advice on the issue.

Gene Hager and Wanda Teigen, Benson County Highway Department, met with the board regarding accumulating vacation and sick leave hours for the highway department. They requested that each department (the courthouse, the social welfare and the highway department) create its own personnel policies. A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Lee, to have each department (the courthouse, the social welfare and the highway

department) review the Benson County Employee Handbook and submit any requested changes to the Benson County Board of Commissioners prior to December 1, 2006. The Employee Handbook shall remain as written until that time. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

At 11 a.m., Gene Hager, road superintendent; James P. Wang, state’s attorney; Paul Lee, Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson; Clarence Green, tribal road department; Tony Delorme, tribal transportation; Gerry Foell, BIA Office in Aberdeen, SD; and Bob St. Pierre, BIA Transportation of Ft. Totten met with the board.

They indicated they are conducting an inventory of all public roads on the Spirit Lake Reservation for distributing Indian Road Program funds. They stated that no change of ownership on any of the roads is needed. They requested permission to inventory county roads. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to have Gene Hager sign a Memorandum of Understanding giving approval to conduct the inventory. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

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

ND State Bonding Fund $10.00

Kaye Nelsen 15.00

Linda Drake 37.50

ND Telephone Co 716.87

Social Welfare 5,725.31

Alltel 29.49

Jones Brothers 336.96

Alltel 75.32

Cass Co Sheriff’s Dept 56.00

Christie Nelson 225.25

Deborah Hanson 80.00

Dean Petska 50.00

Gary Kaul 340.00

Jeff Bercier 85.00

James Wang 580.00

Nationwide Retirement

Services 20.00

Nodak Electric Cooperative 33.38

Paula Condol 166.75

Samantha Nicole Kaul 95.00

Underground Vaults &

Storage 396.00

Warwick Oil 8,258.02

ND Public Employees

Retirement 10,312.84

Aflac 379.55

Blue Cross Blue Shield ND 3,395.28

Benson Co Transportation 800.00

Bonnie Erickson 135.00

Broden Law Office 75.00

Clute’s Office Equipment 83.96

Minnewaukan City 96.95

Colonial 155.83

Curtis Hvinden 80.00

Barry Cox 87.50

Edward Ripplinger 72.50

Jason Lee 59.00

Dwain Brown 77.00

Doris Randle 15.00

Ellen Huffman 51.54

Election Systems &

Software 361.83

Flexpay 46.25

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 37.74

Home of Economy 46.98

Haroldson’s 39.75

Hoiberg’s 48.22

Institute of Local

Government 156.00

Joel Tod Campbell 62.50

Jean Olson 54.89

Kari Rinas 32.50

Matthew Bender & Co, Inc 178.64

Lana Johnson 149.42

LR Law Enforcement Ctr 1,540.00

Melissa Buckmier 63.00

Maddock Mini Mart 288.37

ND Assn of Counties 341.25

ND Newspaper Assn 78.08

ND Public Employees

Retirement 22,375.60

NDSU Extension Service 350.00

North Star Community

Credit Union 32.26

Quality Photo 37.14

Pitney Bowes 507.31

Prairie Public Broadcasting 150.00

Benson Co Farmers Press 1,546.57

Ramkota Hotel 55.00

Thomas Sabo 17.25

Universal Services 42.00

West Payment Center 266.70

Social Welfare 15,953.99

3 D Specialties 1,045.89

Ag Resources 105.60

B & H Oil 8,644.55

Bison Auto & Farm Repair 156.00

Butler Machine 451.23

Craig Blomster 48.75

Esmond City 25.50

Maddock City 58.60

Minnewaukan City 36.50

Dan Helland 36.75

Dokken Const 110,096.34

Fessenden Co-op Assn 9.25

Firestone Tire Center 1,284.46

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 1,558.84

Farmers Union Oil-York 1,918.31

Gofer Sanitation 100.00

Home of Economy 59.84

Harlow Sanitation 15.00

Hasse Plumbing 15.00

Klemetsrud Plumbing &

Heating 26.96

Mac’s, Inc 25.94

Dakota Implement 315.11

Gus’s Auto Parts 19.46

ND Div of Emergency Mgt 7,175.84

Northern Plains Elec Co-op 56.00

Oddens’ Grocery 6.33

Office Depot Card Plan 36.50

Otter Tail Power Company 29.28

Power Plan (RDO Equip) 2,778.00

Prairie Truck & Tractor

Repair 264.57

Praxair Distribution, Inc 7.77

Benson Co Farmers Press 1,679.96

Richard Jenssen 45.00

Schwan Wholesale Co 78.45

Theco, Inc 45.36

Wang’s 40.00

Warwick Oil 7,393.10

Wold Engineering 18,236.59

Wold Engineering 22,415.20

Wold Engineering 18,236.59

WW Wallwork 215.17

Devils Lake Equipment 116.32

Francis Schneider &

FUO-York 378.00

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 268.51

Kory Jorgenson 92.91

Lyndon Olson 71.16

Benson Co Farmers Press 203.50

Travis Anderson 88.41

Tim Finley 68.17

Wanda Teigen 140.77

Chad’s Amoco 1,566.00

Chad’s Amoco 557.06

NDACS 40.00

Oddens’ Grocery 548.96

Office Depot 398.14

Thrifty White Pharmacy 22.00

Scott Knoke 96.00

Wold Engineering 8,614.79

Distribution of Entities 48,982.14

Social Welfare 182.63

Distribution of Entities 199.31

Social Welfare 1,732.22

Carl Duchscher &

FUO-York 360.48

Chad’s Amoco 182.98

Charles Volk & FUO-York 75.60

Edwin Hoffart & FUO-York 378.00

Ed Volk & FUO-York 378.00

Francis Wolfe & FUO-York 124.20

John Duchscher &

FUO-York 360.48

Ken Higbee & FUO-York 378.00

Lois Dumdai & FUO-York 180.24

Moller’s, Inc 5,084.80

Pierce Co Tribune 86.40

Philip Schaan & FUO-York 378.00

Phillip Volk & FUO-York 378.00

Warne Chemical 333.00

ND State Treasurer 4,015.66

ND Telephone Co 202.16

MAY 2006 NET PAYROLL

Emergency Disaster $935.04

VSO 747.44

County General 29,940.32

Social Services 28,965.72

County Road 34,909.53

Arland and Thelma Paulson and Leo and Kathy Walker met with the board regarding the sulfate level in the Sheyenne River. They questioned how Benson County will respond to the letter from the Eddy County Board of Commissioners on the Tolna Coulee Cleanout Project. They also questioned what the board’s opinion will be on changing the health permit for the sulfate level in the Sheyenne River at the meeting scheduled for June 27, 2006. They requested the Benson County Board of Commissioners and the Benson County Water Resource Board meet to discuss this issue. The commissioners informed them they will meet with the Benson County Water Resource Board at their next regularly scheduled meeting on June 20, 2006.

The motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Ed Ripplinger

Chairman


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